Therapists in Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL

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Janelle E Titus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
I specialize in working with young adults, college students, athletes, professional and executives. My experience includes working in an IOP with clients presenting with symptoms of depression, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation/attempt, anxiety, physical aggression, and anger. I provide service with empathy, compassion, and sensitive care in a calm environment. My hope is to help clients regulate their negative emotions and behaviors, gain awareness and insight into their lives, and improve relationships. I work tirelessly to promote mental health, emotional wellness and awareness to every client.
I specialize in working with young adults, college students, athletes, professional and executives. My experience includes working in an IOP with clients presenting with symptoms of depression, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation/attempt, anxiety, physical aggression, and anger. I provide service with empathy, compassion, and sensitive care in a calm environment. My hope is to help clients regulate their negative emotions and behaviors, gain awareness and insight into their lives, and improve relationships. I work tirelessly to promote mental health, emotional wellness and awareness to every client.
(754) 226-1120 View (754) 226-1120
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Carla M Brown-Cajuste
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MSEd
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy my professional journey is rooted in a rich cultural tapestry. The commitment to academic excellence reflects my dedication to providing clients with the highest level of expertise. Continual learning is the cornerstone of my approach, with a master's degree and ongoing pursuit of my doctorate allowing me to stay abreast of the latest research and therapeutic methodologies. I primarily focus on understanding and addressing individuals', couples', and families' unique needs. I approach therapy to foster healthy relationships and promote positive communication.
As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy my professional journey is rooted in a rich cultural tapestry. The commitment to academic excellence reflects my dedication to providing clients with the highest level of expertise. Continual learning is the cornerstone of my approach, with a master's degree and ongoing pursuit of my doctorate allowing me to stay abreast of the latest research and therapeutic methodologies. I primarily focus on understanding and addressing individuals', couples', and families' unique needs. I approach therapy to foster healthy relationships and promote positive communication.
(863) 209-7662 View (863) 209-7662
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Andrew Bostrom
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
Are you a young adult or a parent of a teen who is struggling in life and feeling stuck without a way forward? Are you having difficulty getting from where you are to who you long to be? My goal is to create a safe space where my clients can begin to experience growth and freedom. I believe it is in relationships where we are harmed, but also where we find healing. I counsel from a Christian worldview and integrate elements of various theories into my counseling to fit each of my client’s unique needs.
Are you a young adult or a parent of a teen who is struggling in life and feeling stuck without a way forward? Are you having difficulty getting from where you are to who you long to be? My goal is to create a safe space where my clients can begin to experience growth and freedom. I believe it is in relationships where we are harmed, but also where we find healing. I counsel from a Christian worldview and integrate elements of various theories into my counseling to fit each of my client’s unique needs.
(863) 204-0473 View (863) 204-0473
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Cheryl Fellas
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
Cheryl Fellas, LMHC Cheryl Fellas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2005. She has a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University with a specialization in Family. Cheryl believes everyone has it in them a way to get healthier, but sometimes they need help and guidance. She uses a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical, and trauma-informed care to help them find ways to cope and heal from what has been going on in their lives.
Cheryl Fellas, LMHC Cheryl Fellas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2005. She has a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University with a specialization in Family. Cheryl believes everyone has it in them a way to get healthier, but sometimes they need help and guidance. She uses a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical, and trauma-informed care to help them find ways to cope and heal from what has been going on in their lives.
(863) 880-2613 View (863) 880-2613
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Karen Dube
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
I am originally from Rhode Island, where I worked as a School Social Worker for 20 years. I received my Master's Degree in 1992 from Emmanuel College in Boston, and my Master's in Social Work from Rhode Island college in 1997.
I am originally from Rhode Island, where I worked as a School Social Worker for 20 years. I received my Master's Degree in 1992 from Emmanuel College in Boston, and my Master's in Social Work from Rhode Island college in 1997.
(863) 591-3321 View (863) 591-3321
Photo of Vivian Mehnert, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL
Vivian Mehnert
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
With over her 30 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults overcome their emotional and behavioral issues, Vivian has developed a style that is relatable, respectful, and make her patients feel comfortable sharing their most private experiences. She believes in the potential for change in each of her patients. Her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Substance Addiction makes the change possible. Vivian has wide cultural exposure and speaks English, Spanish, and German.
With over her 30 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults overcome their emotional and behavioral issues, Vivian has developed a style that is relatable, respectful, and make her patients feel comfortable sharing their most private experiences. She believes in the potential for change in each of her patients. Her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Substance Addiction makes the change possible. Vivian has wide cultural exposure and speaks English, Spanish, and German.
(863) 624-6125 View (863) 624-6125
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Family Life Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor with ten years of clinical experience. Over my years of practice I have sought training to become more skillful in identifying, explaining, and treating generational trauma and abuse, parental burn out, and parenting skills. Over his years of clinical practice. I have developed an approach to support clients experiencing these thing. My approach to counseling has been crafted to allow him to provide a supportive presence and effective solutions to the needs of my clients.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor with ten years of clinical experience. Over my years of practice I have sought training to become more skillful in identifying, explaining, and treating generational trauma and abuse, parental burn out, and parenting skills. Over his years of clinical practice. I have developed an approach to support clients experiencing these thing. My approach to counseling has been crafted to allow him to provide a supportive presence and effective solutions to the needs of my clients.
(352) 708-6283 View (352) 708-6283
Photo of Maria Clapp, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL
Maria Clapp
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CAP
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
Maria Clapp is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Counselor, and Certified School Counselor (K-12) who has been practicing since 1998. She graduated from Argosy University with a doctorate in Organizational Leadership. She graduated from The University of Sarasota with a Masters's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and from La Universidad de Valencia, Spain with a degree in Psychology (Clinical, Organizational, and Educational tracks). Maria believes in a holistic approach, the whole person, and focuses on the aspects of individuals' lives that may be misaligned, causing stress.
Maria Clapp is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Counselor, and Certified School Counselor (K-12) who has been practicing since 1998. She graduated from Argosy University with a doctorate in Organizational Leadership. She graduated from The University of Sarasota with a Masters's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and from La Universidad de Valencia, Spain with a degree in Psychology (Clinical, Organizational, and Educational tracks). Maria believes in a holistic approach, the whole person, and focuses on the aspects of individuals' lives that may be misaligned, causing stress.
(863) 474-8704 View (863) 474-8704
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Michael Brown
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
I have 40 years experience in mental health. I have a Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide therapy for children from ages 3-10 years old. I use Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
I have 40 years experience in mental health. I have a Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide therapy for children from ages 3-10 years old. I use Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
(863) 417-1824 View (863) 417-1824
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Ian Erickson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
Ian has worked in mental health counseling for over ten years. Ian enjoys working with individuals and couples who want a positive change in their lives. Ian graduated from University of South Florida in 2014 with his MA. Ian is a licensed mental health counselor. Ian's goal is to help people find hope.
Ian has worked in mental health counseling for over ten years. Ian enjoys working with individuals and couples who want a positive change in their lives. Ian graduated from University of South Florida in 2014 with his MA. Ian is a licensed mental health counselor. Ian's goal is to help people find hope.
(863) 431-8668 View (863) 431-8668
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Kate Cohen-Posey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
Kate has been in practice since 1973. During this time she has integrated many approaches: cognitive/ behavioral, mindfulness, ego state, hypnosis, EDMR, brainspotting, art, and neuroscience based therapies. Her methods are especially helpful for symptoms of trauma, anxiety, grief, interpersonal, and family problems. It is her pleasure to help patients discover the resources they have within to manage life's challenges. She is a certified supervisor for licensure.
Kate has been in practice since 1973. During this time she has integrated many approaches: cognitive/ behavioral, mindfulness, ego state, hypnosis, EDMR, brainspotting, art, and neuroscience based therapies. Her methods are especially helpful for symptoms of trauma, anxiety, grief, interpersonal, and family problems. It is her pleasure to help patients discover the resources they have within to manage life's challenges. She is a certified supervisor for licensure.
(863) 592-0556 View (863) 592-0556
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Shelva Alderman
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
I sincerely want my clients to do and feel better and will do what it takes to help them achieve a status of well-being. I address therapy with a very down-to-earth concept which enables me and my clients to have a more productive therapist/client rapport. I realize that each client is an individual and should be treated as such from intake to treatment planning to discharge and follow-up resources. I am experienced in treating a broad range of psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, border line personality disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. I specialize in substance abuse and childhood trauma.
I sincerely want my clients to do and feel better and will do what it takes to help them achieve a status of well-being. I address therapy with a very down-to-earth concept which enables me and my clients to have a more productive therapist/client rapport. I realize that each client is an individual and should be treated as such from intake to treatment planning to discharge and follow-up resources. I am experienced in treating a broad range of psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, border line personality disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. I specialize in substance abuse and childhood trauma.
(863) 592-8026 View (863) 592-8026
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Kristin Schwartz
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
Kristin Schwartz is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. She has a M.S. in Professional Counseling from Southeastern University. Kristin offers Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She offers motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy for adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression.
Kristin Schwartz is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. She has a M.S. in Professional Counseling from Southeastern University. Kristin offers Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She offers motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy for adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression.
(863) 292-6610 View (863) 292-6610
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Chasity Fowlkes (Chandler)
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, CST, CDWF
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805  (Online Only)
Are you feeling emotionally or physically disconnected from your partner? Is communication not clear? Passion & intimacy gone within your relationship? Are you having some difficulty with your sexual behaviors, urges or desires? Unsure of your sexuality? Are you a therapist or professional helper? Feeling disconnected in a relationship can leave you feeling unloved, undesirable and alone. Having sexual issues can be embarrassing and alienating. Not being accepted due to your sexuality can be hurtful. My affirming and empathetic approach can help you gain a sense of normalcy, dig deeper and begin to make the changes you desire.
Are you feeling emotionally or physically disconnected from your partner? Is communication not clear? Passion & intimacy gone within your relationship? Are you having some difficulty with your sexual behaviors, urges or desires? Unsure of your sexuality? Are you a therapist or professional helper? Feeling disconnected in a relationship can leave you feeling unloved, undesirable and alone. Having sexual issues can be embarrassing and alienating. Not being accepted due to your sexuality can be hurtful. My affirming and empathetic approach can help you gain a sense of normalcy, dig deeper and begin to make the changes you desire.
(772) 222-3176 View (772) 222-3176
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Christina Lynne Dawson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
Christina Dawson is a Mental Health Therapist. I am the owner of Horse Force and our core mission for all past, present, and future clients is to experience the beauty that comes from each person with the power and magnificence of horses. Christina brings her life experience and is a certified equine assisted facilitator. Christina has experience working in a substance use treatment center and working with IPN/PRN clients. We offer equine assisted services as well as traditional talk therapy (online or in person).
Christina Dawson is a Mental Health Therapist. I am the owner of Horse Force and our core mission for all past, present, and future clients is to experience the beauty that comes from each person with the power and magnificence of horses. Christina brings her life experience and is a certified equine assisted facilitator. Christina has experience working in a substance use treatment center and working with IPN/PRN clients. We offer equine assisted services as well as traditional talk therapy (online or in person).
(813) 566-0268 View (813) 566-0268
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Alyssia Beckner
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
My clients typically feel stuck and want to see the situation through a lens of hope. I love helping people, couples, and polycules see their strengths and work their way out of their struggles to a better life! I can't make bad things stop happening in life, but I can help guide my clients to healthy coping skills and new perspectives to get them to a life worth living. I have a passion for working with the LGBT+, ENM/Polyamorous, minority, and Kink communities. I am proficient in helping with issues related to trauma. I especially love to help empower the oppressed and the people who are made to feel "less than."
My clients typically feel stuck and want to see the situation through a lens of hope. I love helping people, couples, and polycules see their strengths and work their way out of their struggles to a better life! I can't make bad things stop happening in life, but I can help guide my clients to healthy coping skills and new perspectives to get them to a life worth living. I have a passion for working with the LGBT+, ENM/Polyamorous, minority, and Kink communities. I am proficient in helping with issues related to trauma. I especially love to help empower the oppressed and the people who are made to feel "less than."
(863) 591-5616 View (863) 591-5616
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Sama Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
I am a Licensed Marriage/Couples and Family Therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help combat symptoms such as anxiety, depression, dysphoria, trauma & behavioral and mood disorders. I am a dedicated and passionate therapist who enjoys guiding, empowering, and education my clients. I believe it is import to hold the feelings and trust the process of healing. I have a history serving minority populations ranging from race to gender and sexuality. My goal is to make your therapy space a welcoming and a safe environment. We are all on this journey of life and I would love to walk with you if you want me to.
I am a Licensed Marriage/Couples and Family Therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help combat symptoms such as anxiety, depression, dysphoria, trauma & behavioral and mood disorders. I am a dedicated and passionate therapist who enjoys guiding, empowering, and education my clients. I believe it is import to hold the feelings and trust the process of healing. I have a history serving minority populations ranging from race to gender and sexuality. My goal is to make your therapy space a welcoming and a safe environment. We are all on this journey of life and I would love to walk with you if you want me to.
(863) 251-9348 View (863) 251-9348
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Borum and Associates LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL 33805
If you are on this page and reading this profile chances are that you or someone you love is going through a tough time. Searching for someone to talk with about your concerns can be a daunting task. There are so many choices and all counselors are not created equal. You want someone who will listen to your problems, won't judge you, and can offer some insight and guidance through the difficult times. Our counselors have over fifty years of experience in the helping fields and are here to help and guide you. Let's get started.
If you are on this page and reading this profile chances are that you or someone you love is going through a tough time. Searching for someone to talk with about your concerns can be a daunting task. There are so many choices and all counselors are not created equal. You want someone who will listen to your problems, won't judge you, and can offer some insight and guidance through the difficult times. Our counselors have over fifty years of experience in the helping fields and are here to help and guide you. Let's get started.
(863) 659-4325 View (863) 659-4325

Online Therapists

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Melissa Williams
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
Being human is hard. Life with all it's twist and turns can be so confusing, what's right today is wrong tomorrow. Quite possibly you have been thinking about finding a counselor for some time and have been "fighting" societal stigma of mental health services. Telling yourself that you are fine, no one will understand, or feeling shame for needing help. One of my favorite quotes about healing is..."Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives."
Being human is hard. Life with all it's twist and turns can be so confusing, what's right today is wrong tomorrow. Quite possibly you have been thinking about finding a counselor for some time and have been "fighting" societal stigma of mental health services. Telling yourself that you are fine, no one will understand, or feeling shame for needing help. One of my favorite quotes about healing is..."Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives."
(863) 734-6174 View (863) 734-6174
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Alina C Ghitea
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
Our modern culture sets an accelerated external rhythm, As a therapist, I have observed that this rhythm has contributed to higher levels of stress, which has fueled increasing levels of depression, anxiety and loss of connection in relationship. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, racing thoughts, panic, burnout, loneliness and isolation. Using a framework of CBT, I partner with individuals to help them challenge negative messages of worry and self-doubt. In working with couples my goal is to help create emotional intimacy and maturity in relationship. I collaborate with clients in developing growth and optimal functioning.
Our modern culture sets an accelerated external rhythm, As a therapist, I have observed that this rhythm has contributed to higher levels of stress, which has fueled increasing levels of depression, anxiety and loss of connection in relationship. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, racing thoughts, panic, burnout, loneliness and isolation. Using a framework of CBT, I partner with individuals to help them challenge negative messages of worry and self-doubt. In working with couples my goal is to help create emotional intimacy and maturity in relationship. I collaborate with clients in developing growth and optimal functioning.
(813) 790-7030 View (813) 790-7030

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
72% Trauma and PTSD
56% Relationship Issues
50% Women's Issues
50% Life Transitions
44% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
81% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Pinehurst, Lakeland, FL see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pinehurst, Lakeland?

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.