Therapists in Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL

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Charity Thomas
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Hello, my name is Charity and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. As a trauma-trained therapist, I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, parental issues, life adjustments, PTSD, abuse, attachments, and relationship problems. I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing challenges and difficult stressors. Counseling is where you should be allowed to express yourself in a non-judgment atmosphere while being supported, gaining new skills, and learning to make positive changes. Together we will find the best strategy that will help you reach your individual goals.
Hello, my name is Charity and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. As a trauma-trained therapist, I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, parental issues, life adjustments, PTSD, abuse, attachments, and relationship problems. I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing challenges and difficult stressors. Counseling is where you should be allowed to express yourself in a non-judgment atmosphere while being supported, gaining new skills, and learning to make positive changes. Together we will find the best strategy that will help you reach your individual goals.
(904) 441-6446 View (904) 441-6446
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Candance Gilberstadt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208
Greetings. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working with children and families across a variety of domains, with the last five years being in clinical counseling. I earned a BS and MS and psychology from the University of North Florida, with a focus on developmental and general psychology. Additionally, I have an MSW from Albany State University, focusing on clinical social work. I have provided various counseling/therapy to individuals and families from different demographics.
Greetings. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working with children and families across a variety of domains, with the last five years being in clinical counseling. I earned a BS and MS and psychology from the University of North Florida, with a focus on developmental and general psychology. Additionally, I have an MSW from Albany State University, focusing on clinical social work. I have provided various counseling/therapy to individuals and families from different demographics.
(904) 605-5348 View (904) 605-5348
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Vanessa San Millan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Hi, my name is Vanessa San Millan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 13 years of experience working with individuals and families to address a range of social and emotional issues. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, post-partum anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about helping others and believe that every person has the potential to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. I work with a wide range of individuals and families. I have experience with Self-esteem building, anxiety, depression, grief process, postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, and relationships.
Hi, my name is Vanessa San Millan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 13 years of experience working with individuals and families to address a range of social and emotional issues. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, post-partum anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about helping others and believe that every person has the potential to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. I work with a wide range of individuals and families. I have experience with Self-esteem building, anxiety, depression, grief process, postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, and relationships.
(904) 932-0389 View (904) 932-0389
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Lori Kalaaukahi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Hi there, my name is Lori Kalaaukahi and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Zephyrhills, Florida, I offer in-person and virtual therapy sessions for all Florida residents. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, and trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy to help clients through their challenges in being their true authentic selves. I have experience with helping those in crisis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders, and more.
Hi there, my name is Lori Kalaaukahi and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Zephyrhills, Florida, I offer in-person and virtual therapy sessions for all Florida residents. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, and trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy to help clients through their challenges in being their true authentic selves. I have experience with helping those in crisis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders, and more.
(904) 977-3235 View (904) 977-3235
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Lisa Walton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Hi there, I am a licensed provider in the states of Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. I have worked in the social services field for 25 years and have provided therapy services to a variety of clients with a varying degree complex diagnoses and symptomology. I have over 15 years of experience with at-risk youth, LGBTQ population, and trauma work. I look forward to meeting you and working towards meeting your treatment needs and goals. I have worked with a diverse population of specialties. I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in therapy.
Hi there, I am a licensed provider in the states of Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. I have worked in the social services field for 25 years and have provided therapy services to a variety of clients with a varying degree complex diagnoses and symptomology. I have over 15 years of experience with at-risk youth, LGBTQ population, and trauma work. I look forward to meeting you and working towards meeting your treatment needs and goals. I have worked with a diverse population of specialties. I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in therapy.
(305) 563-8566 View (305) 563-8566
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Erin Smith
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208
My name is Erin Smith and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. I have been practicing in the counseling field since 2011. My training and experience derive from working with adults, children, teens, incarcerated individuals, and veterans regarding life adjustments, substance use, and trauma in various settings. I have specialties in treating adjustment, substance, relational, and other mental health disorders. Individuals, couples, adults 18 and up. I work with clients they may have anxiety, depression, career issues, stress, life transitions, substance use, and some trauma.
My name is Erin Smith and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. I have been practicing in the counseling field since 2011. My training and experience derive from working with adults, children, teens, incarcerated individuals, and veterans regarding life adjustments, substance use, and trauma in various settings. I have specialties in treating adjustment, substance, relational, and other mental health disorders. Individuals, couples, adults 18 and up. I work with clients they may have anxiety, depression, career issues, stress, life transitions, substance use, and some trauma.
(904) 606-0753 View (904) 606-0753
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Bianke Gadsden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208
Hi! My name is Bianke Gadsden, I am a licensed clinical social worker and dedicated clinician for the clients I serve. I have extensive experience treating clients in various settings and all walks of life. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and adjustment to stressors in life. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated by change but may have difficulty getting there. Using evidence-based best practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, I help my clients gain self-awareness, reduce negative symptoms and improve coping skills.
Hi! My name is Bianke Gadsden, I am a licensed clinical social worker and dedicated clinician for the clients I serve. I have extensive experience treating clients in various settings and all walks of life. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and adjustment to stressors in life. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated by change but may have difficulty getting there. Using evidence-based best practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, I help my clients gain self-awareness, reduce negative symptoms and improve coping skills.
(904) 590-5418 View (904) 590-5418
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Gloria Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
(904) 454-8750 View (904) 454-8750
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Moises Ramy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Moises Ramy. I am a licensed mental health therapist, a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida, and a doctor of psychology. I graduated as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus and completed my doctoral internship at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Lexington, Kentucky. At that time, the mission of FMC was a federal prison/hospital for incarcerated females with medical and psychological conditions. During my doctoral internship, I completed three clinical rotations. Two at FMC, in the Crisis Wing and in the General Population Unit and an elective rotation
Hello, My name is Moises Ramy. I am a licensed mental health therapist, a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida, and a doctor of psychology. I graduated as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus and completed my doctoral internship at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Lexington, Kentucky. At that time, the mission of FMC was a federal prison/hospital for incarcerated females with medical and psychological conditions. During my doctoral internship, I completed three clinical rotations. Two at FMC, in the Crisis Wing and in the General Population Unit and an elective rotation
(772) 773-1532 View (772) 773-1532
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Susan Polo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you just "can't anymore" or torn between life's happenings, feeling overwhelmed? Have you had those moments of just wishing you can be better? Do better? I empower individuals to overcome these thoughts and realities brought upon depression, anxiety, trauma or just life. This is normal. I strongly believe in our own gift and strength to push through adversities. Resilence. We are humans and it's normal to hurt, and to struggle, but it is also within us to get back up.
Do you feel like you just "can't anymore" or torn between life's happenings, feeling overwhelmed? Have you had those moments of just wishing you can be better? Do better? I empower individuals to overcome these thoughts and realities brought upon depression, anxiety, trauma or just life. This is normal. I strongly believe in our own gift and strength to push through adversities. Resilence. We are humans and it's normal to hurt, and to struggle, but it is also within us to get back up.
(786) 998-3557 View (786) 998-3557
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John Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is John Craig. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I aim to offer you a safe and secure setting with the resources that can help you work through and overcome mental health problems. I work with adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, panic disorders, PTSD and trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorders and other psychological problems that interfere with living a happier and more fulfilling life.
Hello! My name is John Craig. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I aim to offer you a safe and secure setting with the resources that can help you work through and overcome mental health problems. I work with adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, panic disorders, PTSD and trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorders and other psychological problems that interfere with living a happier and more fulfilling life.
(850) 790-2683 View (850) 790-2683
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Brenda Zalka
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 29 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I am also a Registered Nurse. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, eating disorders, career challenges, and medical issues, for both patient and caregiver. I have also written a children’s book series on mental health called “Biz & Ben and Summer too.” My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 29 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I am also a Registered Nurse. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, eating disorders, career challenges, and medical issues, for both patient and caregiver. I have also written a children’s book series on mental health called “Biz & Ben and Summer too.” My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
(954) 280-4144 View (954) 280-4144
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Dr. Pamela Russell
Pastoral Counselor, ThD, PLC, CPCC, Therapy, Counsel
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208
At some time or another, many of us will search for ways to improve their interpersonal, marital and familial relationships. In that search, we often turn to marriage and family counseling, which uses conflict resolution and communication to strengthen relationships. Here are some of the areas where we provide help: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Increasing Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Cultivating Healthy Behaviors, Defining Roles and Building Stronger Bonds. Regardless of the type of relationship you are dealing with, they all present challenges. I can help you with those listed or many others. Just give me a call.
At some time or another, many of us will search for ways to improve their interpersonal, marital and familial relationships. In that search, we often turn to marriage and family counseling, which uses conflict resolution and communication to strengthen relationships. Here are some of the areas where we provide help: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Increasing Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Cultivating Healthy Behaviors, Defining Roles and Building Stronger Bonds. Regardless of the type of relationship you are dealing with, they all present challenges. I can help you with those listed or many others. Just give me a call.
(904) 877-4964 View (904) 877-4964
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Patricia Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Patricia, Do you find yourself struggling with controlling your feelings? Are you feeling sad or anxious? Do you struggle with self-esteem? As your therapist, I will work with you to help you identify your desires and empower you to make positive changes in your life. Deciding to seek help can be a difficult decision, so I use an approach that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental to create an environment where you feel supported as you take your counseling journey.
Hi, I am Patricia, Do you find yourself struggling with controlling your feelings? Are you feeling sad or anxious? Do you struggle with self-esteem? As your therapist, I will work with you to help you identify your desires and empower you to make positive changes in your life. Deciding to seek help can be a difficult decision, so I use an approach that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental to create an environment where you feel supported as you take your counseling journey.
(407) 250-9249 View (407) 250-9249
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Weena Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
Hi, thanks for stopping by! For the past 10 years it's been my passion to create a safe space where clients can explore difficult experiences past and present, guiding them to the future they are hoping for. I have supported them through issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, and a variety of others. I am a firm believer taking small steps towards your goals can make all the difference between getting there, or never getting started. Let's start where you are.
Hi, thanks for stopping by! For the past 10 years it's been my passion to create a safe space where clients can explore difficult experiences past and present, guiding them to the future they are hoping for. I have supported them through issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, and a variety of others. I am a firm believer taking small steps towards your goals can make all the difference between getting there, or never getting started. Let's start where you are.
(786) 686-2928 View (786) 686-2928
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Philomena Dolce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida who has been in the field since 2013. My work history is colored with working with Teen Mother experiencing Crisis Pregnancy who opted to parent or place their children for adoption, assessing the Veteran population for biopsychosocial needs, and working in the educational setting as a School Therapist for Middle and High School age students. I have a love for Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Social Work Practice with the Elderly and have Undergrad and Graduate Certificates in both areas, respectively.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida who has been in the field since 2013. My work history is colored with working with Teen Mother experiencing Crisis Pregnancy who opted to parent or place their children for adoption, assessing the Veteran population for biopsychosocial needs, and working in the educational setting as a School Therapist for Middle and High School age students. I have a love for Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Social Work Practice with the Elderly and have Undergrad and Graduate Certificates in both areas, respectively.
(407) 910-1309 View (407) 910-1309
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Andrea Bednarz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
Hi there! Are you struggling with everyday life tasks or feeling depressed, overwhelmed or anxious? Have unresolved trauma? Family issues that just never seem to get resolved? Or perhaps you just need a trained professional for support while you handle your current stressors. Connecting with an unbiased, trained professional can give you the skills and confidence to navigate your specific challenges! My theoretical approach is client-centered, with you taking the lead in order to promote increased self-awareness, confidence, healthy decision-making, and overall improved functioning and emotional well-being!
Hi there! Are you struggling with everyday life tasks or feeling depressed, overwhelmed or anxious? Have unresolved trauma? Family issues that just never seem to get resolved? Or perhaps you just need a trained professional for support while you handle your current stressors. Connecting with an unbiased, trained professional can give you the skills and confidence to navigate your specific challenges! My theoretical approach is client-centered, with you taking the lead in order to promote increased self-awareness, confidence, healthy decision-making, and overall improved functioning and emotional well-being!
(352) 668-9615 View (352) 668-9615
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Erin DeGeorge
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! My name is Erin, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I serve clients located throughout the state of Florida via telehealth services. I have over 10 years of experience treating people from all kinds of backgrounds and varying mental health concerns, but my focus is currently on adults struggling with phobias, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). My treatment approach consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Welcome! My name is Erin, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I serve clients located throughout the state of Florida via telehealth services. I have over 10 years of experience treating people from all kinds of backgrounds and varying mental health concerns, but my focus is currently on adults struggling with phobias, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). My treatment approach consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(727) 592-5056 View (727) 592-5056
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Patrick Powell
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm Patrick Powell. I think of myself as a practitioner, counselor educator, and researcher. I work with children, adults, couples, and families. I think of counseling as a process where you and I build a relationship and work together to address whatever issues are impacting you.
Hello there! I'm Patrick Powell. I think of myself as a practitioner, counselor educator, and researcher. I work with children, adults, couples, and families. I think of counseling as a process where you and I build a relationship and work together to address whatever issues are impacting you.
(727) 496-8917 View (727) 496-8917
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Karen Frontczak
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, CAP, LPCC, CPC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL 32208  (Online Only)
My name is Karen F Armstrong. License therapist in Florida. I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful, and supportive. Through the years I have provided support and to help modify problem behaviors to those that suffer from anxiety, depression, poor coping, stress, grief, OCD, eating disorders, and addictions. I have also worked with couples and guided them through their relationship problems including affairs, money, stress, and any issue that occurs within a relationship.
My name is Karen F Armstrong. License therapist in Florida. I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful, and supportive. Through the years I have provided support and to help modify problem behaviors to those that suffer from anxiety, depression, poor coping, stress, grief, OCD, eating disorders, and addictions. I have also worked with couples and guided them through their relationship problems including affairs, money, stress, and any issue that occurs within a relationship.
(727) 477-3807 View (727) 477-3807

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL

40+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
81% Coping Skills
81% Self Esteem
63% Family Conflict
60% Grief
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lake Forest Hills, Jacksonville, FL see their clients

76% Online Only
24% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Forest 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.