Therapists in Loretto, Jacksonville, FL

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Sergio Rene Perez
MEd , EdS , LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223  (Online Only)
Sergio creates a compassionate space to process family dynamics (including the impact of narcissism in families), trauma, attachment, and identity. He also focuses on processing the impact of micro-aggressions and the harm that can come to those in minority communities. Sergio is a safe space for those within the LGBTQIA+ community. Clients that Sergio works with need a space for someone to hear them, validate them, help them recognize insights about the situations they are in, and collaboratively helps them approach the challenges in a way that works best for them.
Sergio creates a compassionate space to process family dynamics (including the impact of narcissism in families), trauma, attachment, and identity. He also focuses on processing the impact of micro-aggressions and the harm that can come to those in minority communities. Sergio is a safe space for those within the LGBTQIA+ community. Clients that Sergio works with need a space for someone to hear them, validate them, help them recognize insights about the situations they are in, and collaboratively helps them approach the challenges in a way that works best for them.
(904) 593-4210 View (904) 593-4210
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A+ Supportive Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdS, LCSW, CSAM, PMH-C
Verified
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223  (Online Only)
Change your thoughts and you change your world were words of wisdom spoken so eloquently by Norman Vincent Peale. I believe our thoughts, the manner in which we process our surroundings, have great impact on our emotions and are the root of our actions. I believe awareness of our thoughts and how we choose to process them can change the trajectory of our outcomes. I have experience working with women before, during, and after pregnancy, and working with patients with new and/or chronic medical diagnoses. I also have experience working with foster care, adoptions, birth mothers, and potential adoptive parents.
Change your thoughts and you change your world were words of wisdom spoken so eloquently by Norman Vincent Peale. I believe our thoughts, the manner in which we process our surroundings, have great impact on our emotions and are the root of our actions. I believe awareness of our thoughts and how we choose to process them can change the trajectory of our outcomes. I have experience working with women before, during, and after pregnancy, and working with patients with new and/or chronic medical diagnoses. I also have experience working with foster care, adoptions, birth mothers, and potential adoptive parents.
(904) 606-1189 View (904) 606-1189
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Lisa Angel, Counseling/Supervision LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, LMFT
Verified
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223  (Online Only)
Going to talk to somebody about relationships, emotions, and feelings can be new territory for some. It’s hard to share our most private thoughts and experiences with people we don’t know. However, it’s often easier to share with those people that are objective and aren’t in your inner circle like a therapist. Life has gotten even more complex with Covid bringing an increase in fear, stress, anxiety, grief, and suicide. I can offer you 20+ years of experience in multiple areas and modalities of therapy. I’d be happy to chat with you for a few moments to answer any of your questions and to listen to see how I may be of help to you
Going to talk to somebody about relationships, emotions, and feelings can be new territory for some. It’s hard to share our most private thoughts and experiences with people we don’t know. However, it’s often easier to share with those people that are objective and aren’t in your inner circle like a therapist. Life has gotten even more complex with Covid bringing an increase in fear, stress, anxiety, grief, and suicide. I can offer you 20+ years of experience in multiple areas and modalities of therapy. I’d be happy to chat with you for a few moments to answer any of your questions and to listen to see how I may be of help to you
(904) 572-7112 View (904) 572-7112
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Mandarin Cove Sports and Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
I am a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing sports and counseling therapy in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and throughout the state of Florida. I teach athletes at all competitive levels the secrets of the mental advantage. The programs are designed to help athletes to achieve their personal bests in both sports and life. I also work with trauma through brainspotting. Mandarin Cove sports and counseling recognizes that success comes from understanding and mastering our thoughts, emotions, energy and focus. At Mandarin Cove Sports and counseling, programs are customized helping clients to reach their peak performances.
I am a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing sports and counseling therapy in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and throughout the state of Florida. I teach athletes at all competitive levels the secrets of the mental advantage. The programs are designed to help athletes to achieve their personal bests in both sports and life. I also work with trauma through brainspotting. Mandarin Cove sports and counseling recognizes that success comes from understanding and mastering our thoughts, emotions, energy and focus. At Mandarin Cove Sports and counseling, programs are customized helping clients to reach their peak performances.
(904) 615-6457 View (904) 615-6457
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Lisa de Geneste
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Do you want to feel more in control of your life? Do you have past trauma that needs to be healed? Even with the perfect job or relationship, traumatic experiences from childhood or adolescence, can affect how we feel and behave in the present. It does not matter whether they are big or small traumas. When stress from trauma gets out of control, we will see indicators such as, anxiety and depression, not feeling to go to work, parenting and relationship problems, overwhelm, bingeing on TV and more. Healing trauma, means that you will have more control, so you can really have the success you want in all arenas of your life.
Do you want to feel more in control of your life? Do you have past trauma that needs to be healed? Even with the perfect job or relationship, traumatic experiences from childhood or adolescence, can affect how we feel and behave in the present. It does not matter whether they are big or small traumas. When stress from trauma gets out of control, we will see indicators such as, anxiety and depression, not feeling to go to work, parenting and relationship problems, overwhelm, bingeing on TV and more. Healing trauma, means that you will have more control, so you can really have the success you want in all arenas of your life.
(415) 612-8074 View (415) 612-8074
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Langniappe Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223  (Online Only)
Are you BIPOC or QBIPOC and feeling overwhelmed by life transitions, PTSD, anxiety or depression or race based traumatic stress (RBTS)? Expressions of racism and homophobia have escalated on social media, the news and in political arenas ,causing mental and emotional injury and distress for many in the targeted groups. In Florida there are renewed attacks on BIPOC and QBIPOC. You need help coping with this experience or other experiences in your life.. You are ready for healing, clarity, recovery from painful pasts, freedom from anxiety or depression and healthier, loving relationships and some good old fashioned joy.
Are you BIPOC or QBIPOC and feeling overwhelmed by life transitions, PTSD, anxiety or depression or race based traumatic stress (RBTS)? Expressions of racism and homophobia have escalated on social media, the news and in political arenas ,causing mental and emotional injury and distress for many in the targeted groups. In Florida there are renewed attacks on BIPOC and QBIPOC. You need help coping with this experience or other experiences in your life.. You are ready for healing, clarity, recovery from painful pasts, freedom from anxiety or depression and healthier, loving relationships and some good old fashioned joy.
(954) 787-4078 View (954) 787-4078
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Transformation Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Transformation Counseling Services, LLC is a private counseling practice that provides affordable and confidential services to individuals, couples, and families. We understand that life can be difficult and challenging at times. We are here to assist you in making positive changes so that you can enjoy life again. Our therapists have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties, and family conflict. We offer a supportive environment where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Transformation Counseling Services, LLC is a private counseling practice that provides affordable and confidential services to individuals, couples, and families. We understand that life can be difficult and challenging at times. We are here to assist you in making positive changes so that you can enjoy life again. Our therapists have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties, and family conflict. We offer a supportive environment where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings.
(904) 531-0648 View (904) 531-0648
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Jim Urban
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Is your relationship currently at a crossroads? Do you long for a more fulfilling relationship with your spouse? If you answered yes to either of those questions then let me say I'm so glad you found me! I believe you and your partner can rediscover the passion again! You and your spouse can rediscover the friendship you once had.
Is your relationship currently at a crossroads? Do you long for a more fulfilling relationship with your spouse? If you answered yes to either of those questions then let me say I'm so glad you found me! I believe you and your partner can rediscover the passion again! You and your spouse can rediscover the friendship you once had.
(904) 674-8969 View (904) 674-8969
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Lisa J Moore, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Waitlist for new clients
I love working with personal growth clients and those who may have a "glitch" area of life that other therapy hasn't resolved. I specialize in performance / artistic enhancement, life satisfaction / direction, BIG-T /small-t trauma, anxiety, and relationships with friends / spouses / family / work. This practice honors your journey, hopes and desires in life. Your goals are defined and addressed as are blocks and burdens using a wide range of therapeutic and coaching skills.
I love working with personal growth clients and those who may have a "glitch" area of life that other therapy hasn't resolved. I specialize in performance / artistic enhancement, life satisfaction / direction, BIG-T /small-t trauma, anxiety, and relationships with friends / spouses / family / work. This practice honors your journey, hopes and desires in life. Your goals are defined and addressed as are blocks and burdens using a wide range of therapeutic and coaching skills.
(904) 453-7947 View (904) 453-7947
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Embracing His Call
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, CAS, MS, BS
1 Endorsed
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Life gets hard. Many times you may want to give up and don't know which way to turn. This ministry focuses on freedom, restoring hope and purpose. Our goal is for every individual to respond fully to God out of who He created and redeemed them to be. Pain, depression and life patterns are obstacles that can stand in the way of growth. Our goal is to to remove those things that are currently hindering purpose, take back what's been stolen, and to restore purpose and identity. This ministry offers everyone freedom so they may be an influence in the lives of others and to enjoy the abundant life Jesus died for all to attain.
Life gets hard. Many times you may want to give up and don't know which way to turn. This ministry focuses on freedom, restoring hope and purpose. Our goal is for every individual to respond fully to God out of who He created and redeemed them to be. Pain, depression and life patterns are obstacles that can stand in the way of growth. Our goal is to to remove those things that are currently hindering purpose, take back what's been stolen, and to restore purpose and identity. This ministry offers everyone freedom so they may be an influence in the lives of others and to enjoy the abundant life Jesus died for all to attain.
(904) 447-5375 View (904) 447-5375
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Mandarin Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LCSW, LMHC, RMHI, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Mandarin Counseling is a group practice consisting of licensed social workers, licensed mental health clinicians, PhDs, and licensed marriage and family therapists. We are dedicated to providing quality, professional and compassionate mental health services. We offer a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, play therapy, psychological testing, couples counseling, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused and behavioral therapy. Starting 8/23/23 we are offering a DBT group for teens with our in house Certified DBT specialist. Please contact our office for more information.
Mandarin Counseling is a group practice consisting of licensed social workers, licensed mental health clinicians, PhDs, and licensed marriage and family therapists. We are dedicated to providing quality, professional and compassionate mental health services. We offer a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, play therapy, psychological testing, couples counseling, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused and behavioral therapy. Starting 8/23/23 we are offering a DBT group for teens with our in house Certified DBT specialist. Please contact our office for more information.
(904) 406-7882 View (904) 406-7882
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Juliet Robinson
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC, CTP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Loretto, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Accepting clients in Florida and Georgia (Telehealth only) In this ever changing complex world, life brings challenges and distractions. Make yourself a priority and allow me to listen and support you as you are walking your "becoming" journey. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, having relationship difficulties or parenting skills challenges I am here to heal, recover and grow with you. I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual and so, my aim is to use evidence-based, person-centered and trauma focused approach as techniques in a safe and empathetic space. So let's begin!
Accepting clients in Florida and Georgia (Telehealth only) In this ever changing complex world, life brings challenges and distractions. Make yourself a priority and allow me to listen and support you as you are walking your "becoming" journey. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, having relationship difficulties or parenting skills challenges I am here to heal, recover and grow with you. I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual and so, my aim is to use evidence-based, person-centered and trauma focused approach as techniques in a safe and empathetic space. So let's begin!
(904) 204-1838 View (904) 204-1838

Online Therapists

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Vanessa San Millan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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) 877-3051 View (904) 877-3051
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Bee Still Grief & Loss Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32259  (Online Only)
Life is hectic, and at times, it can be downright brutal! However, our culture rewards those who "push through" regardless of their circumstances. Before long, you're five miles to empty. You have no energy, you're not sleeping well, you're irritable, depressed, anxious, and at times emotionally detached from everything and everyone. My ideal client is someone who is looking to slow down and drown out the noises stifling their inner voice. Mourning loss, cultivating self-acceptance, creating useful internal dialogue, and establishing boundaries are possible when we choose to stop running on fumes and allow ourselves to be still.
Life is hectic, and at times, it can be downright brutal! However, our culture rewards those who "push through" regardless of their circumstances. Before long, you're five miles to empty. You have no energy, you're not sleeping well, you're irritable, depressed, anxious, and at times emotionally detached from everything and everyone. My ideal client is someone who is looking to slow down and drown out the noises stifling their inner voice. Mourning loss, cultivating self-acceptance, creating useful internal dialogue, and establishing boundaries are possible when we choose to stop running on fumes and allow ourselves to be still.
(843) 350-5372 View (843) 350-5372
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Charice Calloway
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
I work with clients on unlocking strengths that allow them to discover the best version of themselves. My goal as a therapist is to work with you to create desired change. I have experience working with young children, adults, couples, and families. If you are struggling with anxiety, parenting concerns, relationship conflict, or overall life stressors, Thrive Therapy can help! Reaching out can be the hardest step but also the most rewarding.
I work with clients on unlocking strengths that allow them to discover the best version of themselves. My goal as a therapist is to work with you to create desired change. I have experience working with young children, adults, couples, and families. If you are struggling with anxiety, parenting concerns, relationship conflict, or overall life stressors, Thrive Therapy can help! Reaching out can be the hardest step but also the most rewarding.
(205) 953-6835 View (205) 953-6835
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Shantizia (Nikki) Figgs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Congratulations on taking the first step to improving your mental health. Being vulnerable concerning the things you are struggling with and decisions you have made can be very difficult. It is important to know your past does not determine your future. I am a passionate and caring therapist who utilizes a customized, non-judgmental approach to helping clients meet their needs. I have worked with adolescent and adult clients for over 7 years. I have been able to adequately assist clients with conquering depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, communication issues, and relationship problems.
Congratulations on taking the first step to improving your mental health. Being vulnerable concerning the things you are struggling with and decisions you have made can be very difficult. It is important to know your past does not determine your future. I am a passionate and caring therapist who utilizes a customized, non-judgmental approach to helping clients meet their needs. I have worked with adolescent and adult clients for over 7 years. I have been able to adequately assist clients with conquering depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, communication issues, and relationship problems.
(850) 735-3541 View (850) 735-3541
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Danielle Dodds
FNP-BC, ARNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
With over 14 years of healthcare experience under my belt, I've dedicated eight years of my career as a Nurse Practitioner. Throughout my journey, I've encountered a myriad of chronic illnesses, from diabetes and hypertension to anxiety and depression. My approach to patient care is rooted in a holistic perspective, although I'm not hesitant to provide support and prescribe medications when necessary. One of my areas of expertise revolves around treating patients with ADHD, employing a multifaceted treatment plan. While I refrain from prescribing stimulants, I've achieved considerable success in supporting and treating patients.
With over 14 years of healthcare experience under my belt, I've dedicated eight years of my career as a Nurse Practitioner. Throughout my journey, I've encountered a myriad of chronic illnesses, from diabetes and hypertension to anxiety and depression. My approach to patient care is rooted in a holistic perspective, although I'm not hesitant to provide support and prescribe medications when necessary. One of my areas of expertise revolves around treating patients with ADHD, employing a multifaceted treatment plan. While I refrain from prescribing stimulants, I've achieved considerable success in supporting and treating patients.
(904) 299-1927 View (904) 299-1927
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Michelle L Slater
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
5 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32225  (Online Only)
"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." (Joseph Campbell). I believe the potential for change and growth lies within us all! I partner with my clients in removing the barriers that prevent them from achieving goals, fulfilling life purposes, and experiencing peace. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, comfortable and experienced working with couples, families, groups, & individuals of all ages and diversity. My work focuses on healing the whole person- mind, body & spirit- and frequently includes existential, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral strategies.
"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." (Joseph Campbell). I believe the potential for change and growth lies within us all! I partner with my clients in removing the barriers that prevent them from achieving goals, fulfilling life purposes, and experiencing peace. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, comfortable and experienced working with couples, families, groups, & individuals of all ages and diversity. My work focuses on healing the whole person- mind, body & spirit- and frequently includes existential, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral strategies.
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Bhumi Mehta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32225  (Online Only)
Licensed in 40 states. You have and are working hard and should be enjoying the fruits of your labor. However, you feel the challenges of balancing it all - family responsibilities, career aspirations, mundane never-ending tasks- and somewhere in there YOU get lost. Changes in life, even the ones you wanted and worked for can be challenging. You aim for that promotion and now are dealing with additional stress. You have dreamed of family and children, but are struggling to find joy in the midst of it all. It may seem that with each tick of the box, there is more to manage and less to truly enjoy
Licensed in 40 states. You have and are working hard and should be enjoying the fruits of your labor. However, you feel the challenges of balancing it all - family responsibilities, career aspirations, mundane never-ending tasks- and somewhere in there YOU get lost. Changes in life, even the ones you wanted and worked for can be challenging. You aim for that promotion and now are dealing with additional stress. You have dreamed of family and children, but are struggling to find joy in the midst of it all. It may seem that with each tick of the box, there is more to manage and less to truly enjoy
(904) 901-9184 View (904) 901-9184
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Alexandra Berkovits
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32224  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life can challenge and overwhelm us in unexpected ways. It can be difficult to find balance in a busy world. You don’t have to face these challenges alone. I would be honored to create a safe and supportive space for you. My name is Alex, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Whether you are seeking therapy for a recent or ongoing issue, or you feel stressed and you are unsure what you are looking for, I can help.
Life can challenge and overwhelm us in unexpected ways. It can be difficult to find balance in a busy world. You don’t have to face these challenges alone. I would be honored to create a safe and supportive space for you. My name is Alex, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Whether you are seeking therapy for a recent or ongoing issue, or you feel stressed and you are unsure what you are looking for, I can help.
(904) 872-6425 View (904) 872-6425

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Loretto, Jacksonville, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Loretto, Jacksonville, FL who prioritize treating:

83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
75% Parenting
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Optum

How Therapists in Loretto, Jacksonville, FL see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Loretto, 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.