Therapists in Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL

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Kurt W Oster Msw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, RPT™
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244  (Online Only)
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, a Board Certified Diplomate, and a Registered Play Therapist, and I hold multiple credentials. As a social worker, life coach, and trauma professional, I am here to help clients reach their goals of overcoming life challenges, growing in new ways, and helping develop new positive goals and ways of doing things. Additionally, I work with LGBTQ+ Clients on coming out, identity development, and gender identity issues. I provide a safe place for clients to explore the challenges facing them.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, a Board Certified Diplomate, and a Registered Play Therapist, and I hold multiple credentials. As a social worker, life coach, and trauma professional, I am here to help clients reach their goals of overcoming life challenges, growing in new ways, and helping develop new positive goals and ways of doing things. Additionally, I work with LGBTQ+ Clients on coming out, identity development, and gender identity issues. I provide a safe place for clients to explore the challenges facing them.
(904) 849-2956 View (904) 849-2956
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Danielle Dodds
FNP-BC, ARNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oak Hill, 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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Empowered Sol Wellness Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Hey! I am Terri. So many people that I have met describe having been stuck. They have been unable, with the tools they have had, to get unstuck. Typically, it seems that trauma in one form or another is behind that. We all have a story, right? The one that led you here. Trauma can be big trauma, like we think of car accidents or sexual assault but it can also be things like grief or loss, divorce, emotional abuse, etc. Things that get stuck, that mold us in a sense... those same things also make us strong and build character, once we learn how to build from them.
Hey! I am Terri. So many people that I have met describe having been stuck. They have been unable, with the tools they have had, to get unstuck. Typically, it seems that trauma in one form or another is behind that. We all have a story, right? The one that led you here. Trauma can be big trauma, like we think of car accidents or sexual assault but it can also be things like grief or loss, divorce, emotional abuse, etc. Things that get stuck, that mold us in a sense... those same things also make us strong and build character, once we learn how to build from them.
(904) 441-5985 View (904) 441-5985
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Peculiar Minds Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32201  (Online Only)
If you're feeling lost or overwhelmed, you're not alone. Life can throw many difficult situations our way, such as dealing with strong emotions, adjusting to major life changes, facing conflicts in relationships, or difficulty coping with trauma and anxiety. At Peculiar Minds Counseling, I'm here to help you in finding solutions to these challenges. My goal is to support you in living a meaningful life despite any obstacles you may face. I offer a safe space where you can express your thoughts and feelings and work towards solutions that will help you grow and thrive.
If you're feeling lost or overwhelmed, you're not alone. Life can throw many difficult situations our way, such as dealing with strong emotions, adjusting to major life changes, facing conflicts in relationships, or difficulty coping with trauma and anxiety. At Peculiar Minds Counseling, I'm here to help you in finding solutions to these challenges. My goal is to support you in living a meaningful life despite any obstacles you may face. I offer a safe space where you can express your thoughts and feelings and work towards solutions that will help you grow and thrive.
(904) 447-8837 View (904) 447-8837
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Dr. Jose Cabiya
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Have you noticed you’re falling into unhealthy patterns and behaviors that are having a negative impact on your life and relationships? Whether you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, you can feel uncertain about how to regain control. You may be experiencing lack of motivation, feeling frustrated, and disconnected from yourself and your loved ones. Whether you're in need of individual support or you're facing communication issues in your relationships, therapy can help.
Have you noticed you’re falling into unhealthy patterns and behaviors that are having a negative impact on your life and relationships? Whether you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, you can feel uncertain about how to regain control. You may be experiencing lack of motivation, feeling frustrated, and disconnected from yourself and your loved ones. Whether you're in need of individual support or you're facing communication issues in your relationships, therapy can help.
(727) 594-0748 View (727) 594-0748
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Ami Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD , LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Dr. Ami Owen received her undergraduate degree in Social Science and a minor in Psychology. She received her Master’s in General Family Therapy with an advanced emphasis on families and trauma. Dr. Owen also received a Doctorate in Counseling and is a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. She is licensed in ID, WA, AZ, TX, FL, CA, UT and is a nationally approved supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She takes delight in mentoring therapists on the complexities of family systems and consults with providers across the country to improve systems approaches.
Dr. Ami Owen received her undergraduate degree in Social Science and a minor in Psychology. She received her Master’s in General Family Therapy with an advanced emphasis on families and trauma. Dr. Owen also received a Doctorate in Counseling and is a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. She is licensed in ID, WA, AZ, TX, FL, CA, UT and is a nationally approved supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She takes delight in mentoring therapists on the complexities of family systems and consults with providers across the country to improve systems approaches.
(813) 755-8213 View (813) 755-8213
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Michael Wade, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
Not accepting new clients
I have extensive experience with children and adolescents, as well as working with their families. I also have experience working with adults, couples, and family issues. Some of the issues that I work with is: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Parenting Skills, Couples, Marital Issues, Job Related Issues and Grief.
I have extensive experience with children and adolescents, as well as working with their families. I also have experience working with adults, couples, and family issues. Some of the issues that I work with is: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Parenting Skills, Couples, Marital Issues, Job Related Issues and Grief.
(904) 584-3189 View (904) 584-3189
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'dr. Betty' Carvajal Pantaleon
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CAP, MS
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
Dr. Betty has a PH.D. in Counseling and Clinical Psychology, she is a certified addictions specialist and an EMDR trauma expert. Dr. Betty has over administered over 56,000 immigration evaluations and specializes in immigration counseling. She assists clients and their families with U Visa, VAWA, Asylum, hardship, and all types of immigration cases. Her overall training and extensive immigration experience of over 16 years and her multicultural background provide her with the skills needed to create a proficient evaluation.
Dr. Betty has a PH.D. in Counseling and Clinical Psychology, she is a certified addictions specialist and an EMDR trauma expert. Dr. Betty has over administered over 56,000 immigration evaluations and specializes in immigration counseling. She assists clients and their families with U Visa, VAWA, Asylum, hardship, and all types of immigration cases. Her overall training and extensive immigration experience of over 16 years and her multicultural background provide her with the skills needed to create a proficient evaluation.
(904) 567-5265 View (904) 567-5265
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River's Edge Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
"Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere."--Emma Smith. At River's Edge Counseling, we strive to help you navigate the difficult circumstances that come with life. There is hope and purpose for you, regardless of your background, and we believe that work and collaboration will help you uncover what is preventing you from living out your purpose with joy and fulfillment. We specialize in working with individuals who have endured traumatic events, and suffer from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress and related issues. IMMEDIATE APPTS MAY BE AVAILABLE
"Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere."--Emma Smith. At River's Edge Counseling, we strive to help you navigate the difficult circumstances that come with life. There is hope and purpose for you, regardless of your background, and we believe that work and collaboration will help you uncover what is preventing you from living out your purpose with joy and fulfillment. We specialize in working with individuals who have endured traumatic events, and suffer from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress and related issues. IMMEDIATE APPTS MAY BE AVAILABLE
(904) 637-8436 View (904) 637-8436
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IBpeople Consulting / Coachbeelifestyles.com
Counselor, MS MA, LMHC, NCMHC, CEAP, CoachBe
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
Hello I am CoachBee I realize that the fast pace of today's society many individuals, families and couples are struggling with a wide range of issues. These issues can make you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, unsure, anxious, unfocused and most often depressed. If this is you; let me introduce myself. I am a therapist that believes that you can be a Better you and the Best you. By allowing me to assist you together we developing coping skills, goals, and strategies that move you forward in your life. With over 19 years of experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), private practitioner and Lifestyle Coach.
Hello I am CoachBee I realize that the fast pace of today's society many individuals, families and couples are struggling with a wide range of issues. These issues can make you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, unsure, anxious, unfocused and most often depressed. If this is you; let me introduce myself. I am a therapist that believes that you can be a Better you and the Best you. By allowing me to assist you together we developing coping skills, goals, and strategies that move you forward in your life. With over 19 years of experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), private practitioner and Lifestyle Coach.
(904) 513-9383 View (904) 513-9383
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Tim Albro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
Not accepting new clients
I believe relationships to be essential to how we develop into ourselves and extend ourselves to have a positive impact in our work, families, and communities. I think that many people seek therapy to unlock the love, hope, and dignity we all have available to us, and which sometimes become inaccessible or obscured by our fears and past hurts. I am interested in understanding and exploring your concerns, and finding ways to address them together in a safe and secure healing relationship.
I believe relationships to be essential to how we develop into ourselves and extend ourselves to have a positive impact in our work, families, and communities. I think that many people seek therapy to unlock the love, hope, and dignity we all have available to us, and which sometimes become inaccessible or obscured by our fears and past hurts. I am interested in understanding and exploring your concerns, and finding ways to address them together in a safe and secure healing relationship.
(904) 474-3901 View (904) 474-3901
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Christy Brown
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244  (Online Only)
Making the choice to come to therapy is an important decision. Apart from the clinical training and skill of your counselor, the most important part of your experience is the therapeutic relationship. Most people who come to counseling need to talk about things that can be hard to talk about with someone else. I understand that, and this is why I put so much importance on building a trusting relationship. In order for you to say everything exactly how you mean it and to express yourself fully, you need to feel genuinely safe and free from judgment.
Making the choice to come to therapy is an important decision. Apart from the clinical training and skill of your counselor, the most important part of your experience is the therapeutic relationship. Most people who come to counseling need to talk about things that can be hard to talk about with someone else. I understand that, and this is why I put so much importance on building a trusting relationship. In order for you to say everything exactly how you mean it and to express yourself fully, you need to feel genuinely safe and free from judgment.
(904) 638-6407 View (904) 638-6407
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Susan W Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
Thank you for visiting my profile. I have been a social worker for nearly 35 years, practicing in Florida for the last 25 years. I have worked extensively in medical settings, including hospitals and clinics, and my practice has been largely focused upon assisting families with young children as well as expectant parents. I am very familiar with and I try to educate my clients on positive parenting techniques. I diligently work with those that I serve to promote their emotional well-being, recognizing the strong connection between positive physical and mental health.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I have been a social worker for nearly 35 years, practicing in Florida for the last 25 years. I have worked extensively in medical settings, including hospitals and clinics, and my practice has been largely focused upon assisting families with young children as well as expectant parents. I am very familiar with and I try to educate my clients on positive parenting techniques. I diligently work with those that I serve to promote their emotional well-being, recognizing the strong connection between positive physical and mental health.
(904) 474-3885 View (904) 474-3885
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Acknowledge U Counseling & Consulting Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
Despite some level of hesitation or reluctance, YOU are ready to give yourself a chance to address those challenges impacting your functioning and overall happiness. It's fine if you're not 100% sure about therapy, but you know for sure you want something different than your current reality.
Despite some level of hesitation or reluctance, YOU are ready to give yourself a chance to address those challenges impacting your functioning and overall happiness. It's fine if you're not 100% sure about therapy, but you know for sure you want something different than your current reality.
(904) 490-6794 View (904) 490-6794
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Ross T. DiLoreto
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
I appreciate your interest in working with me. I know that asking for help is not easy. As a licensed mental health counselor, I want to help you achieve positive mental health to the highest degree possible without judgment. I have a strong desire to help by meeting you right where you are at in your life. I will listen to your concerns and we will work together toward you feeling better! While I have experience treating a wide range of issues and ages, I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. I encourage you to take the first (and biggest ) step and ask for that help that you are looking for.
I appreciate your interest in working with me. I know that asking for help is not easy. As a licensed mental health counselor, I want to help you achieve positive mental health to the highest degree possible without judgment. I have a strong desire to help by meeting you right where you are at in your life. I will listen to your concerns and we will work together toward you feeling better! While I have experience treating a wide range of issues and ages, I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. I encourage you to take the first (and biggest ) step and ask for that help that you are looking for.
(904) 585-2231 View (904) 585-2231
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Zack Larson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
If it seems like every day is just a chore to endure, leaving you feeling helpless, hopeless, unable to experience joy or even find a reason to get out of bed, please reach out to me. Being down in this pit can bring about overwhelming feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing. It’s a given that life will have its “ups and downs,” but if you are finding the “ups” to be like you’re barely keeping your head above water, please realize that it doesn’t have to be this way. No matter how stuck you feel right now, there is hope. I want to hear your story and what you've experienced or are experiencing.
If it seems like every day is just a chore to endure, leaving you feeling helpless, hopeless, unable to experience joy or even find a reason to get out of bed, please reach out to me. Being down in this pit can bring about overwhelming feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing. It’s a given that life will have its “ups and downs,” but if you are finding the “ups” to be like you’re barely keeping your head above water, please realize that it doesn’t have to be this way. No matter how stuck you feel right now, there is hope. I want to hear your story and what you've experienced or are experiencing.
(904) 439-7978 View (904) 439-7978
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Lily Rivera
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
My name is Lily Rivera, and I am a Compassionate and caring Psychotherapist with 20+ years of employment in the Mental Health field. I have experience working with ages 3 to 85 and a range of disorders such as Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Trauma, and PTSD. I use a broad range of modalities: Adlerian, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I firmly believe that you are the expert yourself, and I am here to empower you, not fix you so that you have the confidence to cope with whatever struggles life brings.
My name is Lily Rivera, and I am a Compassionate and caring Psychotherapist with 20+ years of employment in the Mental Health field. I have experience working with ages 3 to 85 and a range of disorders such as Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Trauma, and PTSD. I use a broad range of modalities: Adlerian, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I firmly believe that you are the expert yourself, and I am here to empower you, not fix you so that you have the confidence to cope with whatever struggles life brings.
(813) 590-4256 View (813) 590-4256
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Pooja Vala
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244
Pooja Chandrasekhar is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who has 4 years of experience working with adults and children in a therapeutic capacity to manage depression, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), trauma, life stressors, psychosis, and family conflict. Pooja completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Florida. She completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Florida.
Pooja Chandrasekhar is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who has 4 years of experience working with adults and children in a therapeutic capacity to manage depression, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), trauma, life stressors, psychosis, and family conflict. Pooja completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Florida. She completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Florida.
(904) 842-2625 View (904) 842-2625
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Choose You Therapy Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. “Nothing changes if nothing changes” -Donna Barnes. Have the stressors of life been so overwhelming that you felt stuck and powerless to change your circumstances for the better? Let’s work together to build your resilience, coping skills, resources and other tools needed to empower you to choose you and remove the barriers on your path forward.
Now accepting new clients. “Nothing changes if nothing changes” -Donna Barnes. Have the stressors of life been so overwhelming that you felt stuck and powerless to change your circumstances for the better? Let’s work together to build your resilience, coping skills, resources and other tools needed to empower you to choose you and remove the barriers on your path forward.
(904) 664-9695 View (904) 664-9695
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Cultivating the Mind, Body, & Soul
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL 32244  (Online Only)
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start (Nido Qubein). My name is Sade’ Kirkpatrick with Cultivating the Mind, Body, and Soul. I want to extend a warm welcome to you as you begin your journey towards improved mental health and well-being. It takes courage to seek help, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start (Nido Qubein). My name is Sade’ Kirkpatrick with Cultivating the Mind, Body, and Soul. I want to extend a warm welcome to you as you begin your journey towards improved mental health and well-being. It takes courage to seek help, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.
(904) 664-7392 View (904) 664-7392

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
81% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress
71% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Oak Hill, Jacksonville, FL see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oak Hill, 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.