Therapists in Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL

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Maria C Inoa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250  (Online Only)
You're an ambitious woman struggling with anxiety, frustration, anger, and/or sadness. Romantic relationships can reopen old wounds where we discover we still need healing. In addition, your relationships with your father, mother, and siblings can also leave you feeling unsettled, anxious, and angry (aka - triggered). You desire healing from your childhood and beyond. You've tried talk therapy in the past with little success. Maybe you've tried multiple therapists. Together, we will get to the root of your issues and help you work towards the healing you desire. I offer 60/90/120 minute sessions. I am certified in EMDR.
You're an ambitious woman struggling with anxiety, frustration, anger, and/or sadness. Romantic relationships can reopen old wounds where we discover we still need healing. In addition, your relationships with your father, mother, and siblings can also leave you feeling unsettled, anxious, and angry (aka - triggered). You desire healing from your childhood and beyond. You've tried talk therapy in the past with little success. Maybe you've tried multiple therapists. Together, we will get to the root of your issues and help you work towards the healing you desire. I offer 60/90/120 minute sessions. I am certified in EMDR.
(904) 299-0272 View (904) 299-0272
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Moriah White Pender
Counselor, MA, LAPC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32258
New to therapy? Great. Tried 10 different therapists? Cool! My ideal client is anyone who is wanting to better themself. I think the most important factor in therapy is building a warm, welcoming therapeutic relationship. If you can't feel comfortable in therapy, no real work will be done. Let's get to know each other and work together to accomplish your goals!
New to therapy? Great. Tried 10 different therapists? Cool! My ideal client is anyone who is wanting to better themself. I think the most important factor in therapy is building a warm, welcoming therapeutic relationship. If you can't feel comfortable in therapy, no real work will be done. Let's get to know each other and work together to accomplish your goals!
(904) 842-3088 View (904) 842-3088
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Jennifer Fortune
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250
If you are seeking confidential assistance with a life transition, need emotional support or new discoveries - let me help. I have 25 yrs of combined professional experience in corporate training and personal development. Using my dual education in Health Science and Psychotherapy, I employ evidence-based therapeutic approaches that address lifestyle behaviors, neurobiology and interpersonal relationship patterns. I have helped hundreds of clients identify ways to enhance their lives, careers and relationships. If you are not living the life you want to and feel you are ready to make some changes, take the first step and contact me.
If you are seeking confidential assistance with a life transition, need emotional support or new discoveries - let me help. I have 25 yrs of combined professional experience in corporate training and personal development. Using my dual education in Health Science and Psychotherapy, I employ evidence-based therapeutic approaches that address lifestyle behaviors, neurobiology and interpersonal relationship patterns. I have helped hundreds of clients identify ways to enhance their lives, careers and relationships. If you are not living the life you want to and feel you are ready to make some changes, take the first step and contact me.
(904) 507-6289 View (904) 507-6289
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Julie Ingber
Counselor, LMHC, CEMDRT, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250
Taking the first step in finding a therapist can be difficult. Your choice of clinicians is an essential one. The connection between you and your therapist is the foundation for therapy. Therapy is a collaborative experience. It is my responsibility to provide a safe space, conducive to healing, and growth. I use a variety of the most innovative, evidence-based therapeutic approaches available. Our work together will give you the opportunity to, identity blocks, develop your ability to transcend limiting beliefs and perceptions that no longer work in your best interest. You will be able to live your life free to be you.
Taking the first step in finding a therapist can be difficult. Your choice of clinicians is an essential one. The connection between you and your therapist is the foundation for therapy. Therapy is a collaborative experience. It is my responsibility to provide a safe space, conducive to healing, and growth. I use a variety of the most innovative, evidence-based therapeutic approaches available. Our work together will give you the opportunity to, identity blocks, develop your ability to transcend limiting beliefs and perceptions that no longer work in your best interest. You will be able to live your life free to be you.
(904) 508-0823 View (904) 508-0823
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Kathleen Patneau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MHA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250  (Online Only)
I work with individuals only - not couples and families at this time. I work with adults breaking out of negative cycles, managing stress, anxiety, and depression, improving relationships, questions on career and life purpose. I provide virtual individual therapy and supportive counseling for addiction recovery and medical issues. I have an integrated model of therapy - body, mind and spirit. I am licensed as a Therapist in FL and WI and am a Certified Addiction Professional.
I work with individuals only - not couples and families at this time. I work with adults breaking out of negative cycles, managing stress, anxiety, and depression, improving relationships, questions on career and life purpose. I provide virtual individual therapy and supportive counseling for addiction recovery and medical issues. I have an integrated model of therapy - body, mind and spirit. I am licensed as a Therapist in FL and WI and am a Certified Addiction Professional.
(904) 682-9989 View (904) 682-9989
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Katie Winham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MSSW, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250
Sometimes we feel stuck in a personal or professional lives or overwhelmed by aspects of our lives. Our relationships too can feel stagnant at times, or sometimes worse, full of conflict and distance. My goal is to work with each person to find practical solutions to helping them get through difficult times in their relationships and lives. We all want to feel understood and close to those we care about the most. I focus on improving life in the here and now and realizing your life's possibilities. I am honored to work with clients on healing places of pain in their past or present using deep forms of therapy.
Sometimes we feel stuck in a personal or professional lives or overwhelmed by aspects of our lives. Our relationships too can feel stagnant at times, or sometimes worse, full of conflict and distance. My goal is to work with each person to find practical solutions to helping them get through difficult times in their relationships and lives. We all want to feel understood and close to those we care about the most. I focus on improving life in the here and now and realizing your life's possibilities. I am honored to work with clients on healing places of pain in their past or present using deep forms of therapy.
(904) 337-6694 View (904) 337-6694
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Cindy Athey
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, MCAP, ICADC, SAP
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250  (Online Only)
I help adults & teens overcome addiction and substance abuse. I have been doing this work for over 15 years. I am also a DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), which means I help people who need to get back to work after having problems with drugs or alcohol. I offer help and solutions in a kind and understanding way, which does not always mean recommending 12 step meetings. When we work together, we will come up with a personalized plan that will work for you & get you back to your authentic self without feeling the need to self-medicate with substances.
I help adults & teens overcome addiction and substance abuse. I have been doing this work for over 15 years. I am also a DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), which means I help people who need to get back to work after having problems with drugs or alcohol. I offer help and solutions in a kind and understanding way, which does not always mean recommending 12 step meetings. When we work together, we will come up with a personalized plan that will work for you & get you back to your authentic self without feeling the need to self-medicate with substances.
(727) 815-6017 View (727) 815-6017
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Healthy Sex Consultants, Northeast FL
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250  (Online Only)
Work with a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) to heal from sex and/or porn addiction. Sex/porn addiction is a clinical disorder which has ruined countless lives and families but responds to effective treatment. If you are struggling with sex/porn addiction, you know how debilitating it can be--shame, self-loathing, unable to stop your problematic behaviors and facing consequences. If you are the partner of a sex/porn addict, you may be wondering where to turn, bewildered and betrayed by the one you love. Good news: you do not have to continue suffering.
Work with a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) to heal from sex and/or porn addiction. Sex/porn addiction is a clinical disorder which has ruined countless lives and families but responds to effective treatment. If you are struggling with sex/porn addiction, you know how debilitating it can be--shame, self-loathing, unable to stop your problematic behaviors and facing consequences. If you are the partner of a sex/porn addict, you may be wondering where to turn, bewildered and betrayed by the one you love. Good news: you do not have to continue suffering.
(727) 493-7214 View (727) 493-7214
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Achieve Therapy Solutions- Dianna Carlson-Bright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250
Thank you for visiting Achieve Therapy Solutions and taking the time to learn a little about me and my practice, as you search for a therapist for you or a loved one. I believe finding the right therapist is like finding the right pair of jeans...it has to be a good fit. I have been described by my colleagues and clients as solution focused, funny, empowering, inquisitive, genuine, and encouraging. If you feel my style and approach would be a good match for what you or a loved one are seeking, I would be honored to help. Call or email me to set up an initial consultation.
Thank you for visiting Achieve Therapy Solutions and taking the time to learn a little about me and my practice, as you search for a therapist for you or a loved one. I believe finding the right therapist is like finding the right pair of jeans...it has to be a good fit. I have been described by my colleagues and clients as solution focused, funny, empowering, inquisitive, genuine, and encouraging. If you feel my style and approach would be a good match for what you or a loved one are seeking, I would be honored to help. Call or email me to set up an initial consultation.
(904) 543-3568 View (904) 543-3568
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Elsa Juall
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250
Elsa Juall is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern (RCSW-I) with the state of Florida. Elsa has years of experience and a passion for collaborating with families and LGBTQIA+ youth. She specializes in supporting adolescents, adults with LGBTQIA+ identities, and/or those who are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, coping skills, and major life transitions.
Elsa Juall is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern (RCSW-I) with the state of Florida. Elsa has years of experience and a passion for collaborating with families and LGBTQIA+ youth. She specializes in supporting adolescents, adults with LGBTQIA+ identities, and/or those who are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, coping skills, and major life transitions.
(904) 872-6859 View (904) 872-6859
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Lisa Lemke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250
I have specialized in working with individuals and couples who are interested in a deep, transformative experience that resolves core issues, not just symptoms. My work is unique compared to many other therapists because I go beyond a strictly cognitive approach. I use a holistic approach that includes Psychodynamic (childhood issues), Somatic (body-oriented), Couples Systems, Meditative (Mindful) practices, Life Coaching and HMR (Holographic Memory Resolution) Techniques. HMR is a leading edge mind-body therapy that allows expedient access to past memories and complete resolution of the painful emotions associated with these events without having to relive them.
I have specialized in working with individuals and couples who are interested in a deep, transformative experience that resolves core issues, not just symptoms. My work is unique compared to many other therapists because I go beyond a strictly cognitive approach. I use a holistic approach that includes Psychodynamic (childhood issues), Somatic (body-oriented), Couples Systems, Meditative (Mindful) practices, Life Coaching and HMR (Holographic Memory Resolution) Techniques. HMR is a leading edge mind-body therapy that allows expedient access to past memories and complete resolution of the painful emotions associated with these events without having to relive them.
(904) 842-3845 View (904) 842-3845
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Blue Chair Sessions
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250
Beginning therapy can be intimidating, but once you decide to go for it, how do you pick the right therapist? I chose the name Blue Chair Sessions because I was scared by the thought of beginning my own therapy years ago. I want therapy for my clients to be accessible- as normal as sitting in a barber’s chair, an office chair, or a beach chair. You might be looking for help with a crisis, wanting an objective perspective on your life, trying to manage painful emotions, or dealing with a difficult relationship. Getting your life back on track is possible and it doesn't have to take years.
Beginning therapy can be intimidating, but once you decide to go for it, how do you pick the right therapist? I chose the name Blue Chair Sessions because I was scared by the thought of beginning my own therapy years ago. I want therapy for my clients to be accessible- as normal as sitting in a barber’s chair, an office chair, or a beach chair. You might be looking for help with a crisis, wanting an objective perspective on your life, trying to manage painful emotions, or dealing with a difficult relationship. Getting your life back on track is possible and it doesn't have to take years.
(904) 595-3787 View (904) 595-3787
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Michelle Foraker
Counselor, LMHC-QS, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250  (Online Only)
Licensed in Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I have discovered that virtual counseling and coaching is just as effective as in person and is extremely convenient. We are able to maintain a personal, intimate setting. You will receive a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, and safe space to explore and implement solutions. You will be provided with options to build on your personal strengths and make improvements in your life. I have been providing services to a variety of people and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of assisting you on your journey to achieve your dreams and goals.
Licensed in Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I have discovered that virtual counseling and coaching is just as effective as in person and is extremely convenient. We are able to maintain a personal, intimate setting. You will receive a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, and safe space to explore and implement solutions. You will be provided with options to build on your personal strengths and make improvements in your life. I have been providing services to a variety of people and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of assisting you on your journey to achieve your dreams and goals.
(772) 758-0325 View (772) 758-0325
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Tailored Brain Health
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32250
Are you a so-called empath, overachiever, perfectionist or riddled with anxiety? Has life all just become a little too much and you need some space to process it? Boy, isn’t that the truth. Do you or someone you love have a brain health challenge? Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury/concussion, mild cognitive impairment, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, problems with concentration or memory? Good news. I’m a board-certified neuropsychologist and we can handle that together. I know what these challenges mean - scientifically, and how they affect your day-to-day and relationships.
Are you a so-called empath, overachiever, perfectionist or riddled with anxiety? Has life all just become a little too much and you need some space to process it? Boy, isn’t that the truth. Do you or someone you love have a brain health challenge? Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury/concussion, mild cognitive impairment, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, problems with concentration or memory? Good news. I’m a board-certified neuropsychologist and we can handle that together. I know what these challenges mean - scientifically, and how they affect your day-to-day and relationships.
(336) 739-6079 View (336) 739-6079

Online Therapists

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Bertha F Barrett
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Trauma along with life experiences and changes can affect you in many ways. If you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or other distressful issues from the past or present help is available. If you are exhausted from trying to just get over it or you are unsure of what you're feeling, and why you're feeling it, as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I'm here to assist you. I assist individuals with what they are experiencing from the comfort of their own private space via a secure HIPPA Compliant video conferencing therapy session.
Trauma along with life experiences and changes can affect you in many ways. If you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or other distressful issues from the past or present help is available. If you are exhausted from trying to just get over it or you are unsure of what you're feeling, and why you're feeling it, as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I'm here to assist you. I assist individuals with what they are experiencing from the comfort of their own private space via a secure HIPPA Compliant video conferencing therapy session.
(904) 977-6295 View (904) 977-6295
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Alissa Hodge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32246  (Online Only)
I provide a safe, relaxed and comfortable environment where you can be yourself and discuss anything without judgment.
I provide a safe, relaxed and comfortable environment where you can be yourself and discuss anything without judgment.
(904) 849-6901 View (904) 849-6901
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Connie Hunt Worthy
Counselor, LMHC, QS, CYT-200
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32205
I approach counseling with a trauma-informed perspective and the fundamental belief that we are all whole individuals - each of us unique; equally deserving of love, understanding, and compassion; and capable of making positive changes to achieve well-being, contentment, and meaningful connection. While there are many factors that may interrupt your ability to live life fully, my goal is to help you identify, understand, and resolve your own unique life stressors.
I approach counseling with a trauma-informed perspective and the fundamental belief that we are all whole individuals - each of us unique; equally deserving of love, understanding, and compassion; and capable of making positive changes to achieve well-being, contentment, and meaningful connection. While there are many factors that may interrupt your ability to live life fully, my goal is to help you identify, understand, and resolve your own unique life stressors.
(904) 474-3179 View (904) 474-3179
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Brittany Beattie (Maternal Mental Health)
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Your mental health as a mother has taken a turn. You feel overwhelmed and overstimulated throughout the day. You are so much to everyone else that it often times is hard to remember who you are. You're constantly worried that something may happen to your baby or that you aren't doing enough as a mother. You knew motherhood would be hard but you didn't know the transition would come with so much anxiety or even depression. There are so many people around yet you feel alone in your experiences. You knew motherhood would be different but you weren't expecting this much change in your relationships, your personality, or your goals.
Your mental health as a mother has taken a turn. You feel overwhelmed and overstimulated throughout the day. You are so much to everyone else that it often times is hard to remember who you are. You're constantly worried that something may happen to your baby or that you aren't doing enough as a mother. You knew motherhood would be hard but you didn't know the transition would come with so much anxiety or even depression. There are so many people around yet you feel alone in your experiences. You knew motherhood would be different but you weren't expecting this much change in your relationships, your personality, or your goals.
(904) 906-7960 View (904) 906-7960
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Lynnell Moss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223
I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with various individuals, couples, and families with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, and Personality Disorders. I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Trauma-focused therapy, and Gestalt techniques, but I also use other approaches. I believe in working adamantly to make a real difference, using an authentic and gentle style.
I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with various individuals, couples, and families with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, and Personality Disorders. I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Trauma-focused therapy, and Gestalt techniques, but I also use other approaches. I believe in working adamantly to make a real difference, using an authentic and gentle style.
(407) 759-3429 View (407) 759-3429
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Shanton Roberson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Hello, my name is Shanton Roberson. I am a firm believer in iron sharpening iron. It is beneficial to have a tribe and support system for those seasons in life that seem difficult to master on our own. My goal as a therapist is to provide tools during any season of the life journey, provide support during the healing process, and to help to redefine one’s purpose.
Hello, my name is Shanton Roberson. I am a firm believer in iron sharpening iron. It is beneficial to have a tribe and support system for those seasons in life that seem difficult to master on our own. My goal as a therapist is to provide tools during any season of the life journey, provide support during the healing process, and to help to redefine one’s purpose.
(904) 606-6748 View (904) 606-6748

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Coping Skills
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
79% Life Transitions
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, FL see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jacksonville Beach, 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.