Therapists in Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL

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Amie Ortiz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
I am a licensed mental health counselor with seven years of clinical experience. I have helped individuals and minors work through trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, divorce care, adjustment concerns, career changes, and many other challenges. Some treatment methods I have used are Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Expressive Arts, and Motivational Interviewing. I believe that together we can identify what you need to live a more fulfilled life.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with seven years of clinical experience. I have helped individuals and minors work through trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, divorce care, adjustment concerns, career changes, and many other challenges. Some treatment methods I have used are Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Expressive Arts, and Motivational Interviewing. I believe that together we can identify what you need to live a more fulfilled life.
(727) 955-3290 View (727) 955-3290
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Kimberly Cruise
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, BCABA
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
I see therapy as an opportunity to learn positive ways to respond to life's challenges, to understand and change self-defeating behavior patterns, and build a more balanced, meaningful and rewarding life. My approach is interactive and collaborative. I listen with support, insight and compassion to help you increase your emotional and psychological assets and to develop your unique potential. Together, we use your present life experience to understand your therapy issues and use a broad range of therapy techniques to help make changes.
I see therapy as an opportunity to learn positive ways to respond to life's challenges, to understand and change self-defeating behavior patterns, and build a more balanced, meaningful and rewarding life. My approach is interactive and collaborative. I listen with support, insight and compassion to help you increase your emotional and psychological assets and to develop your unique potential. Together, we use your present life experience to understand your therapy issues and use a broad range of therapy techniques to help make changes.
(904) 552-3884 View (904) 552-3884
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Tim Albro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Not accepting new clients
I believe relationships to be essential to how we develop into ourselves and extend ourselves to have a positive impact in our work, families, and communities. I think that many people seek therapy to unlock the love, hope, and dignity we all have available to us, and which sometimes become inaccessible or obscured by our fears and past hurts. I am interested in understanding and exploring your concerns, and finding ways to address them together in a safe and secure healing relationship.
I believe relationships to be essential to how we develop into ourselves and extend ourselves to have a positive impact in our work, families, and communities. I think that many people seek therapy to unlock the love, hope, and dignity we all have available to us, and which sometimes become inaccessible or obscured by our fears and past hurts. I am interested in understanding and exploring your concerns, and finding ways to address them together in a safe and secure healing relationship.
(904) 474-3901 View (904) 474-3901
Jerome ( jerry) Croan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
I am in private practice as a therapist/clinical social worker . I have been in private practice in Florida since 1999. My work is primarily designed to help individual and couples who are in a transitional phase of their lives . Some clients are facing trauma from recent events and others have been suffering from traumas from their past . These cases may come from military trauma , auto accidents or even divorce or relationship turmoil.
I am in private practice as a therapist/clinical social worker . I have been in private practice in Florida since 1999. My work is primarily designed to help individual and couples who are in a transitional phase of their lives . Some clients are facing trauma from recent events and others have been suffering from traumas from their past . These cases may come from military trauma , auto accidents or even divorce or relationship turmoil.
(904) 474-3481 View (904) 474-3481
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Clinton Boyd McRay
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Waitlist for new clients
I primarily serve the LGBTQ, Polyamory, and Kink communities. Competent, affirming, and informed therapy provided in the office or online. I am inclusive, non-judgmental and secular. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed out, or if your relationship(s) lack intimacy, warmth, or communication, then let's work together to restore joy and balance. I would love to accompany you on your journey back to a vibrant, happy wholeness.
I primarily serve the LGBTQ, Polyamory, and Kink communities. Competent, affirming, and informed therapy provided in the office or online. I am inclusive, non-judgmental and secular. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed out, or if your relationship(s) lack intimacy, warmth, or communication, then let's work together to restore joy and balance. I would love to accompany you on your journey back to a vibrant, happy wholeness.
(904) 549-6902 View (904) 549-6902
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Florida Psychological Associates LLC
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
We are agents of change by paying forward a blended mental health treatment model of discovery, empathy, and empowerment. At FPA, we are a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and a psychiatrist. Along with our administrative staff, we work to use innovative approaches to empower our client and our community through counseling, psychological assessments, and medication management.
We are agents of change by paying forward a blended mental health treatment model of discovery, empathy, and empowerment. At FPA, we are a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and a psychiatrist. Along with our administrative staff, we work to use innovative approaches to empower our client and our community through counseling, psychological assessments, and medication management.
(904) 474-5695 View (904) 474-5695
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Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
LOCATIONS IN ALACHUA AND ORANGE PARK/JACKSONVILLE. Better Beginnings is Florida's premier practice specializing in mental health surrounding fertility, pregnancy, loss and early parenting years. Our levels of care include prenatal preparation, traditional weekly outpatient visits and Florida's first Mother/Baby Partial Hospitalization Program (an intensive, outpatient day program). All of our team have received additional training and education in working during the time of pregnancy and postpartum. We look forward to partnering with you in your care.
LOCATIONS IN ALACHUA AND ORANGE PARK/JACKSONVILLE. Better Beginnings is Florida's premier practice specializing in mental health surrounding fertility, pregnancy, loss and early parenting years. Our levels of care include prenatal preparation, traditional weekly outpatient visits and Florida's first Mother/Baby Partial Hospitalization Program (an intensive, outpatient day program). All of our team have received additional training and education in working during the time of pregnancy and postpartum. We look forward to partnering with you in your care.
(386) 518-6089 View (386) 518-6089
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Philemon Ministry Of Counseling Academy
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
I'm a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Board Certified as a Temperament Specialist and Clinical Supervisor by the National Christian Counselors Association. In addition, I'm Supreme Court Certified County, Family, and Circuit-Civil Mediator and Court appointed Child Custody Evaluator; Certified Thinking for a Change Facilitator. Also, I facilitate and provides counseling and coping mechanism, and adjustments techniques to the reentry individuals transitioning from jails and prisons as well as helping their family members with the life adjustments and understanding chronic disorders, pharmacological regimens and management.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Board Certified as a Temperament Specialist and Clinical Supervisor by the National Christian Counselors Association. In addition, I'm Supreme Court Certified County, Family, and Circuit-Civil Mediator and Court appointed Child Custody Evaluator; Certified Thinking for a Change Facilitator. Also, I facilitate and provides counseling and coping mechanism, and adjustments techniques to the reentry individuals transitioning from jails and prisons as well as helping their family members with the life adjustments and understanding chronic disorders, pharmacological regimens and management.
(904) 344-0689 View (904) 344-0689
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Elevating Relationships: Couple to Couple Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
We (Rashawn & Lori Brewster) offer a unique "couple to couple" counseling experience for relationships in all stages (dating, engaged, married, separated). Typical couples/marriage counseling is with 1 therapist but with Elevating Relationships you work with a married co-therapist team. We support relationship issues such as poor communication, harmful conflict cycle, loss of trust, feeling disconnected, and lackluster intimacy. We will partner with you to highlight the areas of your relationship that you’re not experiencing success in and provide research-based tools and guidance designed to cultivate an improved relationship.
We (Rashawn & Lori Brewster) offer a unique "couple to couple" counseling experience for relationships in all stages (dating, engaged, married, separated). Typical couples/marriage counseling is with 1 therapist but with Elevating Relationships you work with a married co-therapist team. We support relationship issues such as poor communication, harmful conflict cycle, loss of trust, feeling disconnected, and lackluster intimacy. We will partner with you to highlight the areas of your relationship that you’re not experiencing success in and provide research-based tools and guidance designed to cultivate an improved relationship.
(239) 312-5825 View (239) 312-5825
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Glendys G. Mendez
FNP-BC, ARNP
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I help someone who values their health as much as they do their family. I'm proactive about providing care and I'm eager to understand my client's well-being. Their issues might range from managing chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension to seeking guidance on preventive measures for themselves and their loved ones. I am a healthcare provider who not only addresses their physical ailments but also takes the time to understand their emotional and mental health needs. My goals are holistic – I want them to lead a fulfilling life with optimal health so they can enjoy every moment with their family and pursue their passion.
I help someone who values their health as much as they do their family. I'm proactive about providing care and I'm eager to understand my client's well-being. Their issues might range from managing chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension to seeking guidance on preventive measures for themselves and their loved ones. I am a healthcare provider who not only addresses their physical ailments but also takes the time to understand their emotional and mental health needs. My goals are holistic – I want them to lead a fulfilling life with optimal health so they can enjoy every moment with their family and pursue their passion.
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Jennifer Ann Counseling Now accepting new clients!
Counselor, CRC, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Has someone in your life emotionally abused you by being bullied, harassed, invalidated, or criticized, and now you have anxiety, depression, and/or self-esteem issues? Is the anxiety paralyzing you, creating anger, or making you avoid important things? Are you thinking negatively of yourself, thinking something is wrong with you or you are not good enough, feeling empty inside, or comparing yourself to others? Do you have deep emotional pain from how people have treated you? Do you worry about almost everything, especially what people might think of you? Are you feeling alone as no one around you gets it? Text 904-674-9334
Has someone in your life emotionally abused you by being bullied, harassed, invalidated, or criticized, and now you have anxiety, depression, and/or self-esteem issues? Is the anxiety paralyzing you, creating anger, or making you avoid important things? Are you thinking negatively of yourself, thinking something is wrong with you or you are not good enough, feeling empty inside, or comparing yourself to others? Do you have deep emotional pain from how people have treated you? Do you worry about almost everything, especially what people might think of you? Are you feeling alone as no one around you gets it? Text 904-674-9334
(904) 664-5487 View (904) 664-5487
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Dishaun Davis Disu
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
I believe that in order for individuals to experience an extraordinary life (a life filled with peace, love, joy, and purpose) they must learn how to heal, protect, and strengthen all three parts of themselves - the soul (mind, will, & emotions), the body, and the spirit. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy with Christian, biblical principles to address a complexity of issues within an individual, family, couple, or group that may be preventing them from experiencing physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness. Also, my husband, Adewale Disu, a Certified Life Coach, provides life coaching services to men.
I believe that in order for individuals to experience an extraordinary life (a life filled with peace, love, joy, and purpose) they must learn how to heal, protect, and strengthen all three parts of themselves - the soul (mind, will, & emotions), the body, and the spirit. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy with Christian, biblical principles to address a complexity of issues within an individual, family, couple, or group that may be preventing them from experiencing physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness. Also, my husband, Adewale Disu, a Certified Life Coach, provides life coaching services to men.
(904) 414-3891 View (904) 414-3891
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New Life Counseling and Educational Services Inc.
Counselor, LMHC, NBCC, MAC, CAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. At New Life we provide mental health and substance abuse assessments and counseling. Also we are certified to provide DOT/SAP assessments for return to duty. Feeling anxious, depressed, unsure of how you feel? It is our desire to help explore those feelings and reach your goals. In every session we pride ourselves in collaborative health care practices and excellence in how we treat ourselves and others. We also value improvement within our organization and in the community through regular training and advancement opportunities. Psychiatrist, LCSW, LMHC and Addiction Therapist on site.
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. At New Life we provide mental health and substance abuse assessments and counseling. Also we are certified to provide DOT/SAP assessments for return to duty. Feeling anxious, depressed, unsure of how you feel? It is our desire to help explore those feelings and reach your goals. In every session we pride ourselves in collaborative health care practices and excellence in how we treat ourselves and others. We also value improvement within our organization and in the community through regular training and advancement opportunities. Psychiatrist, LCSW, LMHC and Addiction Therapist on site.
(904) 454-5324 View (904) 454-5324
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Antonio J Nunez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, MCAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Are you frequently experiencing stress, anxiety, irritability, or sadness? Are significant life changes leaving you overwhelmed and uneasy? Embracing vulnerability is a challenging endeavor. It often seems easier to bury our emotions and avoid addressing them altogether, believing that by doing so, we can protect ourselves from pain. However, it frequently leads to more profound and persistent emotional and relational issues that persistently resurface in your life. It's crucial to recognize that healing begins with allowing ourselves to feel, even if it's uncomfortable or painful.
Are you frequently experiencing stress, anxiety, irritability, or sadness? Are significant life changes leaving you overwhelmed and uneasy? Embracing vulnerability is a challenging endeavor. It often seems easier to bury our emotions and avoid addressing them altogether, believing that by doing so, we can protect ourselves from pain. However, it frequently leads to more profound and persistent emotional and relational issues that persistently resurface in your life. It's crucial to recognize that healing begins with allowing ourselves to feel, even if it's uncomfortable or painful.
(954) 710-6218 View (954) 710-6218
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BraveWithin Counseling EMDR Therapist Florida
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks, or even the act of overthinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety, or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray themselves through our emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks, or even the act of overthinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety, or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray themselves through our emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
(844) 502-7283 View (844) 502-7283
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Kaleigh Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social worker I believe in helping you, to help yourself. Balancing the everyday challenges of life at work, at home and in relationships can be difficult to navigate alone. I will use a client-centered approach and various evidence-based practices to help you on your journey of self discovery and to manage stress, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Let’s work together to develop the skills and resources you already have, as well as discover new ones in order to problem solve and achieve measurable progress towards your therapeutic goals.
As a Licensed Clinical Social worker I believe in helping you, to help yourself. Balancing the everyday challenges of life at work, at home and in relationships can be difficult to navigate alone. I will use a client-centered approach and various evidence-based practices to help you on your journey of self discovery and to manage stress, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Let’s work together to develop the skills and resources you already have, as well as discover new ones in order to problem solve and achieve measurable progress towards your therapeutic goals.
(786) 977-8140 View (786) 977-8140
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Jenna Gosden
Counselor, MA, LMHC, DMCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Are you struggling with feeling isolated, overwhelmed, or worried? You are certainly not alone, especially now when so many of us are trying to navigate the uncertainty of our present reality and what the future may hold. If you're trying to tackle new challenges, re-evaluate your goals, manage your feelings, or cope with everything the world is throwing at you, know that you're not alone. I want to help you identify and achieve your goals.
Are you struggling with feeling isolated, overwhelmed, or worried? You are certainly not alone, especially now when so many of us are trying to navigate the uncertainty of our present reality and what the future may hold. If you're trying to tackle new challenges, re-evaluate your goals, manage your feelings, or cope with everything the world is throwing at you, know that you're not alone. I want to help you identify and achieve your goals.
(904) 439-7430 View (904) 439-7430
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Mona E Stribling
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
***Accepting new clients. Free phone consultation. Certified in telehealth*** Are you experiencing debilitating sadness or depression that keeps you from enjoying life? Do you feel overwhelming stress or anxiety that affects your school, work, relationships, and health? Are you struggling to heal from traumatic experience - accident, disaster, abuse, loss? Have you tried to solve your problems on your own and realized you need help? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’m glad you’re here. Reaching out for help can be very hard, and you've taken the courageous next step on your path to healing, growing, and thriving.
***Accepting new clients. Free phone consultation. Certified in telehealth*** Are you experiencing debilitating sadness or depression that keeps you from enjoying life? Do you feel overwhelming stress or anxiety that affects your school, work, relationships, and health? Are you struggling to heal from traumatic experience - accident, disaster, abuse, loss? Have you tried to solve your problems on your own and realized you need help? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’m glad you’re here. Reaching out for help can be very hard, and you've taken the courageous next step on your path to healing, growing, and thriving.
(813) 295-6995 View (813) 295-6995
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Angel Gomez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Searching for a therapist can feel overwhelming, but you have taken a huge step forward in taking control of your mental health journey by researching therapists. As a therapist, I am dedicated to helping individuals and families of diverse backgrounds overcome internal and external challenges. My goal is to create a genuine therapeutic relationship to help clients identify patterns and behaviors that may be holding them back and develop strategies to help them move forward. I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents conquer problems of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, life transitions, and other stressors.
Searching for a therapist can feel overwhelming, but you have taken a huge step forward in taking control of your mental health journey by researching therapists. As a therapist, I am dedicated to helping individuals and families of diverse backgrounds overcome internal and external challenges. My goal is to create a genuine therapeutic relationship to help clients identify patterns and behaviors that may be holding them back and develop strategies to help them move forward. I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents conquer problems of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, life transitions, and other stressors.
(904) 775-7144 View (904) 775-7144
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Marcus Lewis - Approved E M D R Consultant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Change is possible for everyone, regardless of your past doings and experiences. Within YOU lies the strength that can help you live your best life. As a therapist, I’ve helped many people who felt hopeless or stuck work through their struggles and access that inner strength. You have what it takes! Whether its anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, or life transitions, I’m confident that we can work one-on-one or in a group setting (family and friends can attend depending on the need).
Change is possible for everyone, regardless of your past doings and experiences. Within YOU lies the strength that can help you live your best life. As a therapist, I’ve helped many people who felt hopeless or stuck work through their struggles and access that inner strength. You have what it takes! Whether its anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, or life transitions, I’m confident that we can work one-on-one or in a group setting (family and friends can attend depending on the need).
(904) 395-4626 View (904) 395-4626

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL

30+

Average cost per session

$149

Therapists in Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
74% Stress
71% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Cedar Hills, Jacksonville, FL see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
32% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cedar Hills, Jacksonville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.