Therapists in Madeira Beach, FL

Photo of Candice Sapiro Barsky, LMHC, PsyD, Counselor
Candice Sapiro Barsky
Counselor, LMHC, PsyD
Verified Verified
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
I am from Brazil where I received a clinical psychologist license in 1998 (Brazilian Psychology Board). I understand the importance of cultural sensitivity in establishing trust and comfort to achieve a successful treatment. Besides fluent English, I speak Spanish and Portuguese. My professional training and education, allows me to combine a psychoanalytical vision with cognitive-behavioral interventions in a sensitive and non judgmental style. I utilize sense of humor to guide clients through insights; I am very dynamic and make use of analogies to help clients visualize their problems in a more concrete and manageable way.
I am from Brazil where I received a clinical psychologist license in 1998 (Brazilian Psychology Board). I understand the importance of cultural sensitivity in establishing trust and comfort to achieve a successful treatment. Besides fluent English, I speak Spanish and Portuguese. My professional training and education, allows me to combine a psychoanalytical vision with cognitive-behavioral interventions in a sensitive and non judgmental style. I utilize sense of humor to guide clients through insights; I am very dynamic and make use of analogies to help clients visualize their problems in a more concrete and manageable way.
(407) 501-8984 View (407) 501-8984
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Laura Rosenbluth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Madeira Beach, FL 33738  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Too often these days life can be overwhelming. Are you overly tired, anxious, irritable or just not feeling right? Whether it's relationships, aging issues, or life transitions, you need a place to turn. I have a thoughtful and compassionate therapeutic style. It's my priority to understand the world from your perspective before offering realistic, practical solutions tailored to your unique life experiences. At your pace, we will move through the difficult times. We'll build on your existing strengths toward your vision of a healthy, satisfying life.
Too often these days life can be overwhelming. Are you overly tired, anxious, irritable or just not feeling right? Whether it's relationships, aging issues, or life transitions, you need a place to turn. I have a thoughtful and compassionate therapeutic style. It's my priority to understand the world from your perspective before offering realistic, practical solutions tailored to your unique life experiences. At your pace, we will move through the difficult times. We'll build on your existing strengths toward your vision of a healthy, satisfying life.
(727) 877-0404 View (727) 877-0404

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Melissa A Overton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay Pines, FL 33744  (Online Only)
My area of focus has been child development, family transitions, marital counselling, and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Specialty areas include addressing parenting/behavioral issues with young children, marital conflict, and any individual or dyad working with trauma. Client-centered and culturally sensitive treatment is always a goal of mine. Individual talk therapy and working within the context of building relationships are typical modalities client would expect from my services. Trauma therapy is often conducted individually.
My area of focus has been child development, family transitions, marital counselling, and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Specialty areas include addressing parenting/behavioral issues with young children, marital conflict, and any individual or dyad working with trauma. Client-centered and culturally sensitive treatment is always a goal of mine. Individual talk therapy and working within the context of building relationships are typical modalities client would expect from my services. Trauma therapy is often conducted individually.
(727) 312-1324 View (727) 312-1324
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Alison Saff Sager
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33708
ACCEPTING CLIENTS! Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist extremely committed to my clients and I strongly believe in the importance and value of the therapeutic relationship. I use a relaxed, skilled, and collaborative style to empower clients to achieve their goals and improve their lives. My approach is warm, passionate, and supportive, acknowledging each client and their own unique experiences. My primary areas of interest include, but are not limited to: life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and coping, health-related concerns, pregnancy and postpartum mental health, and relationship issues.
ACCEPTING CLIENTS! Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist extremely committed to my clients and I strongly believe in the importance and value of the therapeutic relationship. I use a relaxed, skilled, and collaborative style to empower clients to achieve their goals and improve their lives. My approach is warm, passionate, and supportive, acknowledging each client and their own unique experiences. My primary areas of interest include, but are not limited to: life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and coping, health-related concerns, pregnancy and postpartum mental health, and relationship issues.
(727) 240-3396 View (727) 240-3396
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Adam Woodard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, EdS, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seminole, FL 33772
Everyone has the power to make changes in their lives with the right support. My goal as a therapist is to help guide you through a collaborative approach to your own solutions by discovering and promoting your personal values. I use a systemic approach to understand context to best support you individually, as a couple or as a family within your unique situation. Keeping a Solution-Focused mindset, I’ll help you to change your interactions with identified problems by breaking problematic patterns, establishing healthy relationships and boundaries, and learning new ways to cope with and confront life’s challenges.
Everyone has the power to make changes in their lives with the right support. My goal as a therapist is to help guide you through a collaborative approach to your own solutions by discovering and promoting your personal values. I use a systemic approach to understand context to best support you individually, as a couple or as a family within your unique situation. Keeping a Solution-Focused mindset, I’ll help you to change your interactions with identified problems by breaking problematic patterns, establishing healthy relationships and boundaries, and learning new ways to cope with and confront life’s challenges.
(727) 235-7081 View (727) 235-7081
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A. LaVerne Feaster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33708
Emotional Healing begins with you. You must make the choice to face your fears. Fear is crippling and results in being "stuck"emotionally. The road to recovery starts with personal discovery. My experience includes over 40 years in the field of Mental Health. I worked 8 years at a private psychiatric inpatient facility with adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. I worked 30 years at a VA Medical Center with Veterans dealing with Addictions, Relationship conflict, Behavioral problems, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, and PTSD.
Emotional Healing begins with you. You must make the choice to face your fears. Fear is crippling and results in being "stuck"emotionally. The road to recovery starts with personal discovery. My experience includes over 40 years in the field of Mental Health. I worked 8 years at a private psychiatric inpatient facility with adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. I worked 30 years at a VA Medical Center with Veterans dealing with Addictions, Relationship conflict, Behavioral problems, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, and PTSD.
(727) 478-3029 View (727) 478-3029
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Sandra Flamenco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACHP-SW, LCSW, MSW, QS
Verified Verified
Seminole, FL 33772
My commitment is to assist you utilizing your own virtues and resilience If suffering of sadness or depression, due to: grief and loss; going trough major life changes that are causing you anxiety and stress; need to increase self-esteem and improve satisfaction and quality of life; need to increase feeling of well-being; need to repair and enhance relationships; raising a child with special needs, which becomes overwhelming and requires specific parenting skills. If you are experiencing any of this, I can partner with you and offer my clinical skills and expertise to enhance your strengths and overcome those difficulties.
My commitment is to assist you utilizing your own virtues and resilience If suffering of sadness or depression, due to: grief and loss; going trough major life changes that are causing you anxiety and stress; need to increase self-esteem and improve satisfaction and quality of life; need to increase feeling of well-being; need to repair and enhance relationships; raising a child with special needs, which becomes overwhelming and requires specific parenting skills. If you are experiencing any of this, I can partner with you and offer my clinical skills and expertise to enhance your strengths and overcome those difficulties.
(727) 513-1588 View (727) 513-1588
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Dr. Carleah G. East
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bay Pines, FL 33744
Ask yourself this question: Have I SMILE'd Today? As a Clinical Director and licensed psychotherapist, I integrate clinical expertise with compassion, dedication, love, laughter, understanding and encouragement in order to provide enriching experiences of healing and transformation. I make sure to tailor my therapeutic approach to "YOU" as an individual, based upon your needs. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral and holistic techniques to address unhealthy feelings, emotions and behaviors by challenging faulty beliefs and practices. My goal is to give you real conversations w/ real solutions! It's time You SMILE again...
Ask yourself this question: Have I SMILE'd Today? As a Clinical Director and licensed psychotherapist, I integrate clinical expertise with compassion, dedication, love, laughter, understanding and encouragement in order to provide enriching experiences of healing and transformation. I make sure to tailor my therapeutic approach to "YOU" as an individual, based upon your needs. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral and holistic techniques to address unhealthy feelings, emotions and behaviors by challenging faulty beliefs and practices. My goal is to give you real conversations w/ real solutions! It's time You SMILE again...
(727) 270-9221 View (727) 270-9221
Photo of Jennifer Vincent, LMHC, CSAYC, QS, Counselor
Jennifer Vincent
Counselor, LMHC, CSAYC, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seminole, FL 33772
If you care about all that clinical stuff………… My therapy approach, drawing from several theoretical orientations, is client-centered, Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), inner child healing, strength based on the belief that every individual is unique. My experience comes from bachelors degree in criminal justice and working with survivors of violence and finding housing for families. Later getting my master’s in mental health counseling to better serve those who experience trauma, childhood abuse and sexual violence. I believe we all deserve healing and leading a life we are free in.
If you care about all that clinical stuff………… My therapy approach, drawing from several theoretical orientations, is client-centered, Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), inner child healing, strength based on the belief that every individual is unique. My experience comes from bachelors degree in criminal justice and working with survivors of violence and finding housing for families. Later getting my master’s in mental health counseling to better serve those who experience trauma, childhood abuse and sexual violence. I believe we all deserve healing and leading a life we are free in.
(317) 620-8784 View (317) 620-8784
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Kayla M Lazar
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Treasure Island, FL 33706  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults. I have been a counselor for over 11 years and I have worked with many different populations and diagnoses. I am committed to helping others manage their mental health by providing the tools and skills they need to make a positive change in their lives.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults. I have been a counselor for over 11 years and I have worked with many different populations and diagnoses. I am committed to helping others manage their mental health by providing the tools and skills they need to make a positive change in their lives.
(727) 332-0853 View (727) 332-0853
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Maria M Erickson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seminole, FL 33772
There are times in our lives when we find ourselves "stuck" and/or feeling like we are wading through quicksand to move forward. Our situations appear hopeless and sometimes overwhelming. They can be due to difficulties beyond our control, unresolved issues from our past that have resurfaced, or the consequence of wrong choices. We seek alternative methods for looking at ourselves, managing our situations, as well as the outside influences in our lives, but we don't know how to access them. We need someone to help us discover who we have become and how to move forward in a healthy manner mentally, spiritually, and physically.
There are times in our lives when we find ourselves "stuck" and/or feeling like we are wading through quicksand to move forward. Our situations appear hopeless and sometimes overwhelming. They can be due to difficulties beyond our control, unresolved issues from our past that have resurfaced, or the consequence of wrong choices. We seek alternative methods for looking at ourselves, managing our situations, as well as the outside influences in our lives, but we don't know how to access them. We need someone to help us discover who we have become and how to move forward in a healthy manner mentally, spiritually, and physically.
(727) 947-1483 View (727) 947-1483
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Cynthia A Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Seminole, FL 33772
As my client you are valued, respected, encouraged, and honored in your journey toward emotional and mental health. I offer therapies that empower growth in the face of today’s obstacles and challenges through a holistic approach including nutrition, hydration, sleep, and exercise discussions. I utilize evidence-based practices such as CBT, SFBT, EFT, Family Systems, Guided Visualization, and Aromatherapy... These therapies and others are tailored with you for you. I offer a safe nonjudgmental place to examine your thoughts and ideas about self and others. Helping you be the best you can be.
As my client you are valued, respected, encouraged, and honored in your journey toward emotional and mental health. I offer therapies that empower growth in the face of today’s obstacles and challenges through a holistic approach including nutrition, hydration, sleep, and exercise discussions. I utilize evidence-based practices such as CBT, SFBT, EFT, Family Systems, Guided Visualization, and Aromatherapy... These therapies and others are tailored with you for you. I offer a safe nonjudgmental place to examine your thoughts and ideas about self and others. Helping you be the best you can be.
(727) 472-4657 View (727) 472-4657
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Erin Wiley
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seminole, FL 33772
As a therapist in my fifties, with a 27 year marriage and 2 college kids, I not only have my education & clinical experience to offer you, but life experience as well. My goal is to help you (& your partner or family if you wish) improve your overall happiness and life satisfaction. I use the newest, most effective therapy techniques to assist you in healing your mind, your heart, & your relationships. For 7 years in a row I've been named the best therapist in Toledo, Ohio, and in 2023 I started seeing clients in Seminole as well. I look forward to talking with you about how I can help you change your life for the BETTER!
As a therapist in my fifties, with a 27 year marriage and 2 college kids, I not only have my education & clinical experience to offer you, but life experience as well. My goal is to help you (& your partner or family if you wish) improve your overall happiness and life satisfaction. I use the newest, most effective therapy techniques to assist you in healing your mind, your heart, & your relationships. For 7 years in a row I've been named the best therapist in Toledo, Ohio, and in 2023 I started seeing clients in Seminole as well. I look forward to talking with you about how I can help you change your life for the BETTER!
(727) 361-2291 View (727) 361-2291
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Jennifer Van Allen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33708  (Online Only)
Jennifer Van Allen completed a Bachelors degree in Sociology from East Carolina University and a Masters degree in Counseling from Webster University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the State of Florida. She also is a Qualified Supervisor for Licensed Mental Counselors and also Marriage and Family Therapists. Jennifer's been working as a therapist since 2001. She has experience with addictions, mental disorders, teenagers, foster care, adoptions and spiritual issues. Jennifer attempts to give personal care to each person or family she sees.
Jennifer Van Allen completed a Bachelors degree in Sociology from East Carolina University and a Masters degree in Counseling from Webster University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the State of Florida. She also is a Qualified Supervisor for Licensed Mental Counselors and also Marriage and Family Therapists. Jennifer's been working as a therapist since 2001. She has experience with addictions, mental disorders, teenagers, foster care, adoptions and spiritual issues. Jennifer attempts to give personal care to each person or family she sees.
(727) 378-9661 View (727) 378-9661
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Karen Tucker
Counselor, LMHC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seminole, FL 33776
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment to identify challenges and help you find some balance in your life, while creating a nurturing and safe environment to become vulnerable to help change your trajectory.
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment to identify challenges and help you find some balance in your life, while creating a nurturing and safe environment to become vulnerable to help change your trajectory.
(727) 496-7339 View (727) 496-7339
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Chellsey Barnett
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33738
If you're looking for a holistic and individualized approach to therapy then you're in the right place! Are you feeling unmotivated, lost, hopeless, or alone? Do you struggle with turning off your thoughts/worry? Have you been feeling misunderstood or invalidated by your partner? Maybe you just moved to a new city, started a new job, or ended a relationship. New experiences & rejection are scary! And feeling sad or anxious all the time sucks. It can make it challenging to maintain relationships, perform at work/school, or do the things you typically enjoy doing.
If you're looking for a holistic and individualized approach to therapy then you're in the right place! Are you feeling unmotivated, lost, hopeless, or alone? Do you struggle with turning off your thoughts/worry? Have you been feeling misunderstood or invalidated by your partner? Maybe you just moved to a new city, started a new job, or ended a relationship. New experiences & rejection are scary! And feeling sad or anxious all the time sucks. It can make it challenging to maintain relationships, perform at work/school, or do the things you typically enjoy doing.
(727) 382-3888 View (727) 382-3888
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Kim Elizabeth Costello
Counselor, DCCPsy, LMHC
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
My approach to counseling is holistic & supportive. I believe happiness is possible for each of us & I am committed to helping clients find their own path to the life they desire & deserve. My primary focus is assisting individuals, couples & families to overcome obstacles & live happy, fulfilling lives. As the owner of The Costello Center, I provide an environment in which clients can work with a diverse range of mental health counselors, coaches & academic professionals in order to reach their goals.
My approach to counseling is holistic & supportive. I believe happiness is possible for each of us & I am committed to helping clients find their own path to the life they desire & deserve. My primary focus is assisting individuals, couples & families to overcome obstacles & live happy, fulfilling lives. As the owner of The Costello Center, I provide an environment in which clients can work with a diverse range of mental health counselors, coaches & academic professionals in order to reach their goals.
(727) 341-5975 View (727) 341-5975
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Dolores T Puterbaugh
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, BCC
Verified Verified
Seminole, FL 33772
Perhaps you want to make changes, but feel stuck or overwhelmed. You may feel burned out, stressed, restless and anxious. Short term, strength-based counseling will help you rediscover your strengths, tap into your natural resiliency, and build the healing and growth you want in your life and relationships. I bring 25+ years of experience with individuals, couples and families, and focus on collaboratively building creative solutions with clients. Call or email today.
Perhaps you want to make changes, but feel stuck or overwhelmed. You may feel burned out, stressed, restless and anxious. Short term, strength-based counseling will help you rediscover your strengths, tap into your natural resiliency, and build the healing and growth you want in your life and relationships. I bring 25+ years of experience with individuals, couples and families, and focus on collaboratively building creative solutions with clients. Call or email today.
(727) 233-5527 View (727) 233-5527
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Irma Victoria Parajon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seminole, FL 33772  (Online Only)
Pain can be temporary and your solution can be just a call away. Anxiety and Depression can make life more overwhelming then it needs to be. I specialize in treating these conditions daily and see true results. Whether you have been carrying your emotions for months or living with them for years, it is having enough of an effect on your life to be here today. At times what you are feeling may subside only to come back again. You are stronger than you know and I take great pride in knowing that I help people just like you discover their new self every day.
Pain can be temporary and your solution can be just a call away. Anxiety and Depression can make life more overwhelming then it needs to be. I specialize in treating these conditions daily and see true results. Whether you have been carrying your emotions for months or living with them for years, it is having enough of an effect on your life to be here today. At times what you are feeling may subside only to come back again. You are stronger than you know and I take great pride in knowing that I help people just like you discover their new self every day.
(239) 360-4011 View (239) 360-4011
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Ilona Korsunsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33708
Hi All, My name is Ilona Korsunsky and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently practicing in the State of Florida. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology from Rutgers University of New Jersey and later pursued a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, graduating with high honors from Florida International University. Occasionally, life unexpectedly shows up, causing one to become increasingly stressed and overwhelmed. During those trying times, it is so important to have the right support and guidance.
Hi All, My name is Ilona Korsunsky and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently practicing in the State of Florida. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology from Rutgers University of New Jersey and later pursued a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, graduating with high honors from Florida International University. Occasionally, life unexpectedly shows up, causing one to become increasingly stressed and overwhelmed. During those trying times, it is so important to have the right support and guidance.
(904) 774-2853 View (904) 774-2853

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Number of Therapists in Madeira Beach, FL

< 10

Therapists in Madeira Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Life Coaching
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

25 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Beech Street
100% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Madeira Beach, FL see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Madeira Beach?

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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.