Therapists in Englewood, Jacksonville, FL

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Surrendering Minds Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207  (Online Only)
Welcome brave soul! Are there areas in your life that have placed you at a crossroad? Figuring out the next steps on your journey is not always easy as we have experienced so many different seasons of life. Although you may have accepted these changes through choice or tough lessons, have you offered yourself the grace of healing? Unhealed trauma and wounds can show up for us in our romantic, peer/work, and family dynamics. Most importantly our relationship with self.
Welcome brave soul! Are there areas in your life that have placed you at a crossroad? Figuring out the next steps on your journey is not always easy as we have experienced so many different seasons of life. Although you may have accepted these changes through choice or tough lessons, have you offered yourself the grace of healing? Unhealed trauma and wounds can show up for us in our romantic, peer/work, and family dynamics. Most importantly our relationship with self.
(904) 664-1083 View (904) 664-1083
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Jonathan Valletta
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, MCAP
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Mr. Jonathan Valletta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Masters Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP). He offers counseling treatment for adults and adolescents in areas such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and personality traits. He applies a mindfulness approach with clients to help develop coping skills to more effectively manage stress, anger and difficulties regulating emotions.
Mr. Jonathan Valletta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Masters Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP). He offers counseling treatment for adults and adolescents in areas such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and personality traits. He applies a mindfulness approach with clients to help develop coping skills to more effectively manage stress, anger and difficulties regulating emotions.
(904) 720-4526 View (904) 720-4526
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Santricoa Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
My name is Rico Nelson. I specialize in working with individuals and families that struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, addiction, and more. I am interested in building a positive and caring therapeutic rapport to ensure clients feel safe and supported. I help clients identify their issues and develop a treatment plan that has a person-centered focus, maximizes strengths, and promotes empowerment. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. I’m also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in Behavioral Health Case Management and our US Military.
My name is Rico Nelson. I specialize in working with individuals and families that struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, addiction, and more. I am interested in building a positive and caring therapeutic rapport to ensure clients feel safe and supported. I help clients identify their issues and develop a treatment plan that has a person-centered focus, maximizes strengths, and promotes empowerment. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. I’m also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in Behavioral Health Case Management and our US Military.
(904) 585-2344 View (904) 585-2344
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Laura Soderholm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
I am a licensed clinical social worker, LCSW, based in Jacksonville, Florida, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed in this life season of life? Are you ready to figure out how to bring peace of mind back to your everyday life? I get it. I've been there. Over the last 15 years, I have helped many others who have been there, too.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, LCSW, based in Jacksonville, Florida, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed in this life season of life? Are you ready to figure out how to bring peace of mind back to your everyday life? I get it. I've been there. Over the last 15 years, I have helped many others who have been there, too.
(904) 439-7598 View (904) 439-7598
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Shirley Barthelemy
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Shirley Barthelemy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She holds a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Shirley has over 10 years of diverse experience in the mental health and substance abuse community. Shirley is a Divorce Recovery Therapist whose passion is to work with women who have experienced or who are currently in the beginning, middle, or final phase of a divorce.
Shirley Barthelemy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She holds a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Shirley has over 10 years of diverse experience in the mental health and substance abuse community. Shirley is a Divorce Recovery Therapist whose passion is to work with women who have experienced or who are currently in the beginning, middle, or final phase of a divorce.
(904) 822-1814 View (904) 822-1814
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Metropolitan Behavioral Services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Ms. Millie Sagesse, LMHC. I value each individual and have the ability to work with all individuals regardless of background, gender, and religion. My goal is to provide different forms of intervention to meet each client's needs. Services include treatment for those who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and/or emotional abuse. Additional services include treatment for anger management, domestic violence, substance abuse and voluntary or court ordered therapy. Military and law enforcement personnel and their families can have their counseling needs met at Metropolitan Behavioral Services.
Ms. Millie Sagesse, LMHC. I value each individual and have the ability to work with all individuals regardless of background, gender, and religion. My goal is to provide different forms of intervention to meet each client's needs. Services include treatment for those who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and/or emotional abuse. Additional services include treatment for anger management, domestic violence, substance abuse and voluntary or court ordered therapy. Military and law enforcement personnel and their families can have their counseling needs met at Metropolitan Behavioral Services.
(904) 875-4767 View (904) 875-4767
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Metropolitan Behavioral Services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
People seek counseling for many reasons but one desire is common: to stop suffering. We will meet in a setting of mutual respect, human regard, and committed willingness to examine this discomfort; and whether or not it can be eliminated, alleviated, or ultimately accepted, the focus will always remain on finding ways for you to live a meaningful life.
People seek counseling for many reasons but one desire is common: to stop suffering. We will meet in a setting of mutual respect, human regard, and committed willingness to examine this discomfort; and whether or not it can be eliminated, alleviated, or ultimately accepted, the focus will always remain on finding ways for you to live a meaningful life.
(904) 429-1220 View (904) 429-1220
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Janice Wilmoth
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, CCS
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Neuropsychology involves the assessment of brain functions such as memory, attention, concentration, judgment, reasoning, problem solving, motor and sensory functions and psychological variables that affect functioning. These evaluations can identify learning disabilities, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders or other Developmental Disorders. They can also diagnose dementia and subtle cognitive deficits in strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Lyme Disease, Traumatic Brain injury, Neurosurgery as well as many other disorders.
Neuropsychology involves the assessment of brain functions such as memory, attention, concentration, judgment, reasoning, problem solving, motor and sensory functions and psychological variables that affect functioning. These evaluations can identify learning disabilities, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders or other Developmental Disorders. They can also diagnose dementia and subtle cognitive deficits in strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Lyme Disease, Traumatic Brain injury, Neurosurgery as well as many other disorders.
(904) 824-7733 View (904) 824-7733
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Dr. Steve Barsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
I have over 40 years of clinical experience. Initially, I worked and trained with psychiatrists at a psychiatric training hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for 11 years. I have a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and 2 State of Florida licenses to practice psychotherapy and marital and family therapy. I have had my own personal psychoanalysis that better serves you. I've maintained my own private practice over 40 years as well. Therapy is serious and important work. I treat it as such. I help people who have individual personal emotional issues as well as having tumultuous relationship problems.
I have over 40 years of clinical experience. Initially, I worked and trained with psychiatrists at a psychiatric training hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for 11 years. I have a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and 2 State of Florida licenses to practice psychotherapy and marital and family therapy. I have had my own personal psychoanalysis that better serves you. I've maintained my own private practice over 40 years as well. Therapy is serious and important work. I treat it as such. I help people who have individual personal emotional issues as well as having tumultuous relationship problems.
(904) 712-2679 View (904) 712-2679
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Rebecca M. Lachut
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207  (Online Only)
I enjoy finding a person or family's strengths and resources in a warm and inviting environment. My practice is research based and brings the best resources in a down to earth and nonjudgmental way.
I enjoy finding a person or family's strengths and resources in a warm and inviting environment. My practice is research based and brings the best resources in a down to earth and nonjudgmental way.
(904) 601-0812 View (904) 601-0812
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Francis X Palmieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
I have accumulated a wealth of experience in the over forty years I've been a clinician. I have provided services in a variety of mental health and chemical dependency settings, and have served as an educator and consultant to schools, agencies court systems, and private industry. My experience as a military officer, as well as experience in the food service and construction industries, has give me a "real world" view of of the problems, issues, and concerns which my patients are facing.
I have accumulated a wealth of experience in the over forty years I've been a clinician. I have provided services in a variety of mental health and chemical dependency settings, and have served as an educator and consultant to schools, agencies court systems, and private industry. My experience as a military officer, as well as experience in the food service and construction industries, has give me a "real world" view of of the problems, issues, and concerns which my patients are facing.
(904) 263-4398 View (904) 263-4398
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River Shores Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Does worrying about weight and calories take up most of your thoughts? Do you purge, use laxatives, or compulsively exercise? Do you binge eat, "night eat", or eat when you are not hungry and you don't know why? Do you fear you're "addicted" to food? Does your weight go up and down a lot, and it has for most of your life? Are you worried your child or teen has an eating disorder? Do you feel like you'll never be "normal" when it comes to food and weight?
Does worrying about weight and calories take up most of your thoughts? Do you purge, use laxatives, or compulsively exercise? Do you binge eat, "night eat", or eat when you are not hungry and you don't know why? Do you fear you're "addicted" to food? Does your weight go up and down a lot, and it has for most of your life? Are you worried your child or teen has an eating disorder? Do you feel like you'll never be "normal" when it comes to food and weight?
(904) 567-3894 View (904) 567-3894
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Alison Singleton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Are you looking to reduce stress, feel calm, and enjoy your life again? Is your teen struggling with school, friendships, self-esteem, or anxiety? I enjoy assisting clients in learning emotional awareness, anger or anxiety management, coping skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem solving skills in order to manage their emotions and behavior more effectively. I individualize therapy to the unique needs of my clients. I emphasize holistic growth and healing by incorporating the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of a client into treatment.
Are you looking to reduce stress, feel calm, and enjoy your life again? Is your teen struggling with school, friendships, self-esteem, or anxiety? I enjoy assisting clients in learning emotional awareness, anger or anxiety management, coping skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem solving skills in order to manage their emotions and behavior more effectively. I individualize therapy to the unique needs of my clients. I emphasize holistic growth and healing by incorporating the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of a client into treatment.
(904) 447-8377 View (904) 447-8377
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New Path Psychological Services
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Hello! Welcome to New Path Psychological Services. We offer individual and family therapy, as well as psychological and educational evaluation services. We are accepting new patients at this time. We work with adults, children and teenagers experiencing emotional and/or academic difficulties. We also provide consultative evaluations for a wide range of issues, including gifted evaluations, pre-surgical psychological screenings, parental fitness evaluations, and compensation and pension examinations. Our providers are licensed and experienced psychologists who strive to provide the highest quality services at affordable rates.
Hello! Welcome to New Path Psychological Services. We offer individual and family therapy, as well as psychological and educational evaluation services. We are accepting new patients at this time. We work with adults, children and teenagers experiencing emotional and/or academic difficulties. We also provide consultative evaluations for a wide range of issues, including gifted evaluations, pre-surgical psychological screenings, parental fitness evaluations, and compensation and pension examinations. Our providers are licensed and experienced psychologists who strive to provide the highest quality services at affordable rates.
(904) 344-0580 View (904) 344-0580
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Lauriann Sandrik
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, who has over 15 years of experience working the children and families. The focus of my work has been to help children and families obtain a healthy balance in today's busy world. It is easy to see why children and their parents become overwhelmed in the face of multiple demands from school requirements and social demands. I have extensive experience working with children who struggle with learning issues, depression and anxiety issues. I will work with your child and family to provide solution focused treatment to optimize functioning in a timely manner.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, who has over 15 years of experience working the children and families. The focus of my work has been to help children and families obtain a healthy balance in today's busy world. It is easy to see why children and their parents become overwhelmed in the face of multiple demands from school requirements and social demands. I have extensive experience working with children who struggle with learning issues, depression and anxiety issues. I will work with your child and family to provide solution focused treatment to optimize functioning in a timely manner.
(904) 674-8891 View (904) 674-8891
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Susana Barsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I am able to evaluate children of all ages as well as adolescents and adults. I am able to perform intellectual and academic testing, disability testing, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders and testing for gifted. I conduct evaluations for citizenship and Social Security Disability. I am also able to diagnose and test for Asperger's Syndrome and other disorders in the Autism Spectrum. I am a trained child psychologist from an accredited/approved American Psychological Association University and internship program.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I am able to evaluate children of all ages as well as adolescents and adults. I am able to perform intellectual and academic testing, disability testing, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders and testing for gifted. I conduct evaluations for citizenship and Social Security Disability. I am also able to diagnose and test for Asperger's Syndrome and other disorders in the Autism Spectrum. I am a trained child psychologist from an accredited/approved American Psychological Association University and internship program.
(904) 342-6429 View (904) 342-6429
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Lindsey K. Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
You’ve reached your limit. You know that something has got to change, and you're beyond ready for some relief, but deciding where to start feels like a moving target. You’ve read about attachment styles and emotional dysregulation and most of it makes sense in theory, but things aren’t actually changing. You find that you still react to stress and conflict in ways that you don’t fully understand, which often results in being misunderstood and second guessing yourself. Half the time you don't even know what your actual feelings and needs are so... um, how are you supposed to effectively communicate these things to another human?
You’ve reached your limit. You know that something has got to change, and you're beyond ready for some relief, but deciding where to start feels like a moving target. You’ve read about attachment styles and emotional dysregulation and most of it makes sense in theory, but things aren’t actually changing. You find that you still react to stress and conflict in ways that you don’t fully understand, which often results in being misunderstood and second guessing yourself. Half the time you don't even know what your actual feelings and needs are so... um, how are you supposed to effectively communicate these things to another human?
(904) 204-1679 View (904) 204-1679
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Christine Hudson
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Examining and understanding the thoughts, emotions, or behaviors that are not benefiting you is a natural and healthy part of living your best and authentic life. As a therapist I believe in working collaboratively to achieve whatever it is that you believe will lead to a more joyful, comfortable, productive and fulfilling life. You may benefit from one session or we can build a treatment plan that fits within your life. I integrate research-backed modalities from approaches that are compatible with your style and address your presented concerns. My interpersonal approach is present and curious, without judgment.
Examining and understanding the thoughts, emotions, or behaviors that are not benefiting you is a natural and healthy part of living your best and authentic life. As a therapist I believe in working collaboratively to achieve whatever it is that you believe will lead to a more joyful, comfortable, productive and fulfilling life. You may benefit from one session or we can build a treatment plan that fits within your life. I integrate research-backed modalities from approaches that are compatible with your style and address your presented concerns. My interpersonal approach is present and curious, without judgment.
(904) 844-0781 View (904) 844-0781
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Kelly DeSousa
Art Therapist, MS, ATR-BC, RYT-200
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Art therapy can access the mind, body, and emotions in ways that are distinct from verbal expression alone. At Indigo, we love empowering people to discover and harness their own creativity for healing. Common therapeutic goals at Indigo Art Therapy may include coping with anxiety and stress, managing strong feelings, healing from trauma, improving self-expression and communication, creating emotional awareness and adaptability, developing insight and self-compassion, and nurturing healthy relationships and boundaries. Art skills are not necessary to benefit from art therapy. Progress can happen through scribbles and stick figures.
Art therapy can access the mind, body, and emotions in ways that are distinct from verbal expression alone. At Indigo, we love empowering people to discover and harness their own creativity for healing. Common therapeutic goals at Indigo Art Therapy may include coping with anxiety and stress, managing strong feelings, healing from trauma, improving self-expression and communication, creating emotional awareness and adaptability, developing insight and self-compassion, and nurturing healthy relationships and boundaries. Art skills are not necessary to benefit from art therapy. Progress can happen through scribbles and stick figures.
(904) 479-2332 View (904) 479-2332
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James Lounsbury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW, PhD
Verified
Englewood, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Life in the 21st century can be overwhelming. Stress affects relationships, work, social groups, home, health...and the list goes on. I've been working with individuals, families and organizations for 20+ years. I've had the best clinical training available in a broad range of techniques (below). I am board certified in clinical social work and hypnosis. I have a PhD in natural health. Prior to that, I worked for 25 years as a policy manager for corporate, government and non profit organizations, and understand work/home stress. We'll talk about what's going on in your life, and what approach will help you move forward.
Life in the 21st century can be overwhelming. Stress affects relationships, work, social groups, home, health...and the list goes on. I've been working with individuals, families and organizations for 20+ years. I've had the best clinical training available in a broad range of techniques (below). I am board certified in clinical social work and hypnosis. I have a PhD in natural health. Prior to that, I worked for 25 years as a policy manager for corporate, government and non profit organizations, and understand work/home stress. We'll talk about what's going on in your life, and what approach will help you move forward.
(904) 495-7137 View (904) 495-7137

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Englewood, Jacksonville, FL

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Englewood, Jacksonville, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
67% Stress
65% Relationship Issues
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Optum

How Therapists in Englewood, Jacksonville, FL see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Englewood, 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.

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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.