Therapists in Maitland, FL

Photo of Marci Elliott, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Maitland, FL
Marci Elliott
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Experiencing career confusion? Dealing with toxic people at work or home? Feel like mom or dad dropped the parental ball? Organizationally challenged? Faced with life transitions? Grief? Substance abuse? Depression? Anxiety? Feeling hopeless? Marci’s goal? To help you experience peace of mind, emotional contentment.
Experiencing career confusion? Dealing with toxic people at work or home? Feel like mom or dad dropped the parental ball? Organizationally challenged? Faced with life transitions? Grief? Substance abuse? Depression? Anxiety? Feeling hopeless? Marci’s goal? To help you experience peace of mind, emotional contentment.
(407) 606-6232 View (407) 606-6232
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R. Brahm Fay
Counselor, MSCP, LMHC
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751  (Online Only)
Robert Abraham Fay (Brahm) grew up in Central Florida, and attended primary, secondary, and grad school in the same location. He has worked around the world on social justice issues. Brahm knows that life can be difficult, and and he also knows how bearable things can be when we have a trusted confidant in which we can deposit precious information. Brahm likes to be actively engaged in the therapeutic process without being pushy or scripted. We all want answers. Brahm likes to play chess, ride his bike, and volunteer.
Robert Abraham Fay (Brahm) grew up in Central Florida, and attended primary, secondary, and grad school in the same location. He has worked around the world on social justice issues. Brahm knows that life can be difficult, and and he also knows how bearable things can be when we have a trusted confidant in which we can deposit precious information. Brahm likes to be actively engaged in the therapeutic process without being pushy or scripted. We all want answers. Brahm likes to play chess, ride his bike, and volunteer.
(321) 316-6909 View (321) 316-6909
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Aynzib Chowdhury
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ‎ “Peace be upon you.”. Welcome to my practice as an integrative therapist, where I offer a unique approach that combines traditional psychological techniques with Islamic principles and understanding of cultural norms (specializing in Asian/South Asian & Middle Eastern culture). In Individual Therapy we explore your concerns, whether they be depression, anxiety, trauma or personal growth, through a holistic lens. In Couple Counseling, we address communication issues, infidelity recovery and cultural differences with a focus on promoting love, understanding, and compassion.
السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ‎ “Peace be upon you.”. Welcome to my practice as an integrative therapist, where I offer a unique approach that combines traditional psychological techniques with Islamic principles and understanding of cultural norms (specializing in Asian/South Asian & Middle Eastern culture). In Individual Therapy we explore your concerns, whether they be depression, anxiety, trauma or personal growth, through a holistic lens. In Couple Counseling, we address communication issues, infidelity recovery and cultural differences with a focus on promoting love, understanding, and compassion.
(407) 565-9893 View (407) 565-9893
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Matthew W. Smith
Counselor, Esq, LMHC
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
No matter what may be your difficulty, you can regain control of your life. Whether dealing with separation or divorce, loss of a loved one, infidelity of a partner, or trying to raise children with a partner, on your own, or with a difficult co-parent, there are tools you can learn that will help you navigate the difficult waters. People sometimes think they are alone in their difficulties. Nothing could be farther from the truth. You are not alone, and help is closer than you may realize. Please visit my website for more information and to schedule your first session now. Just click on the Contact tab and follow the link.
No matter what may be your difficulty, you can regain control of your life. Whether dealing with separation or divorce, loss of a loved one, infidelity of a partner, or trying to raise children with a partner, on your own, or with a difficult co-parent, there are tools you can learn that will help you navigate the difficult waters. People sometimes think they are alone in their difficulties. Nothing could be farther from the truth. You are not alone, and help is closer than you may realize. Please visit my website for more information and to schedule your first session now. Just click on the Contact tab and follow the link.
(321) 341-5019 View (321) 341-5019
Photo of Eric Olin, Counselor in Maitland, FL
Eric Olin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Maitland, FL 32751
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for techniques and strategies to improve your quality of life and reduce distress? Struggling with emotions, behavior, or self image issues that cause suffering? Counseling is a fantastic path to emotional and cognitive optimization for many people. Additionally, mental, emotional, and physical health all impact one another so it is helpful to examine their interaction in order to holistically understand a person and their experience.
Are you looking for techniques and strategies to improve your quality of life and reduce distress? Struggling with emotions, behavior, or self image issues that cause suffering? Counseling is a fantastic path to emotional and cognitive optimization for many people. Additionally, mental, emotional, and physical health all impact one another so it is helpful to examine their interaction in order to holistically understand a person and their experience.
(321) 333-4415 View (321) 333-4415
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Christy McNamara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MEd
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Waitlist for new clients
If you are searching for a therapist, you may be struggling with a relationship, feeling overwhelmed by unwanted feelings, feeling stuck, or simply wanting to find deeper meaning in your life. I hope to provide a comfortable and nonjudgemental space for you to talk about yourself and your experiences. Through the process of therapy, you can better understand the patterns in your life, overcome barriers that keep getting in your way, and experience new ways of coping with your current life situations. The goal is to bring more meaning, fulfillment, satisfaction and connection to your life.
If you are searching for a therapist, you may be struggling with a relationship, feeling overwhelmed by unwanted feelings, feeling stuck, or simply wanting to find deeper meaning in your life. I hope to provide a comfortable and nonjudgemental space for you to talk about yourself and your experiences. Through the process of therapy, you can better understand the patterns in your life, overcome barriers that keep getting in your way, and experience new ways of coping with your current life situations. The goal is to bring more meaning, fulfillment, satisfaction and connection to your life.
(407) 378-2504 View (407) 378-2504
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Michele H Bachman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
It takes courage to address the loneliness, heartache, fear and confusion we face as humans. I offer space for a person to untangle their hurt and confusion and address their messy emotions. I believe our stories matter. Our life experiences shape us. No one escapes suffering. Life is hard. Everyone has experienced a broken heart and shattered dreams. Experiences of abuse, rejection, and trauma contort the soul. Our soul responds to self, God and others with these contorted relational patterns that connect or sabotage relationships. Soul contortions are addressed with compassion and respect as we journey towards restoration.
It takes courage to address the loneliness, heartache, fear and confusion we face as humans. I offer space for a person to untangle their hurt and confusion and address their messy emotions. I believe our stories matter. Our life experiences shape us. No one escapes suffering. Life is hard. Everyone has experienced a broken heart and shattered dreams. Experiences of abuse, rejection, and trauma contort the soul. Our soul responds to self, God and others with these contorted relational patterns that connect or sabotage relationships. Soul contortions are addressed with compassion and respect as we journey towards restoration.
(407) 378-2231 View (407) 378-2231
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Tammy Mccallister
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
There is nothing I enjoy more than to see the transformation that can take place during the therapy process. It is inspiring to witness peoples ability to change their perspective about themselves and about their individual problems. My goal is to provide a safe environment for people to learn and grow into people they choose and my role is to guide them in the process. I specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma and primarily use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy to heal past wounds. EMDR's mission is to create global healing, health and hope.
There is nothing I enjoy more than to see the transformation that can take place during the therapy process. It is inspiring to witness peoples ability to change their perspective about themselves and about their individual problems. My goal is to provide a safe environment for people to learn and grow into people they choose and my role is to guide them in the process. I specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma and primarily use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy to heal past wounds. EMDR's mission is to create global healing, health and hope.
(321) 392-6869 View (321) 392-6869
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Eduardo W. Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Whatever it is that you are struggling with right now, your mental health is important and talking with an experienced counsellor or psychotherapist can help, You are not alone! you can count with me! Over 20 years of experience on the mental health field give me the knowledge to develop the skills to help you healing. Counselling and psychotherapy will help you to increase your self-awareness (both conscious and unconscious) so that you may begin to understand what is going on for you and the reasons why. Through therapy, you will develop an improved capacity to cope, make better decisions and start to live a more fulfilled life.
Whatever it is that you are struggling with right now, your mental health is important and talking with an experienced counsellor or psychotherapist can help, You are not alone! you can count with me! Over 20 years of experience on the mental health field give me the knowledge to develop the skills to help you healing. Counselling and psychotherapy will help you to increase your self-awareness (both conscious and unconscious) so that you may begin to understand what is going on for you and the reasons why. Through therapy, you will develop an improved capacity to cope, make better decisions and start to live a more fulfilled life.
(321) 450-7211 View (321) 450-7211
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Pam Bailey
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients, who are in a major life transition or crisis, find peace and clarity using cognitive behavioral modalities with an emphasis on holistic restructuring in order to achieve optimal psychological functioning. I have over 20 years of experience with helping a variety of individuals heal, learn about themselves, and change. I believe that psychotherapy can be an empowering and life changing process.
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients, who are in a major life transition or crisis, find peace and clarity using cognitive behavioral modalities with an emphasis on holistic restructuring in order to achieve optimal psychological functioning. I have over 20 years of experience with helping a variety of individuals heal, learn about themselves, and change. I believe that psychotherapy can be an empowering and life changing process.
(407) 543-1746 View (407) 543-1746
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Kevin Fox
Counselor, MA
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
I have comfort and experience seeing a wide variety of clients. From my experiences teaching high school and working with teenagers, to my time working at the Orlando Health Cancer Center, and Victim Service Center counseling SV survivors, I seek to help anyone achieve their goals. I can help clients work through life change, depression, anxiety, and more. Specifically, I want to help clients find more meaning out of their lives each day, as well as increase a confidence and understanding in who that client is an individual. These factors increase resilience which make us more likely to face whatever challenges come our way in life.
I have comfort and experience seeing a wide variety of clients. From my experiences teaching high school and working with teenagers, to my time working at the Orlando Health Cancer Center, and Victim Service Center counseling SV survivors, I seek to help anyone achieve their goals. I can help clients work through life change, depression, anxiety, and more. Specifically, I want to help clients find more meaning out of their lives each day, as well as increase a confidence and understanding in who that client is an individual. These factors increase resilience which make us more likely to face whatever challenges come our way in life.
(321) 316-6343 x407782 View (321) 316-6343 x407782
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Jessica Richardson
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, LSC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maitland, FL 32751
Welcome! I'm Jessica, a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a passion for supporting individuals across the lifespan. With a diverse background in psychology and extensive experience, I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults to help them navigate life's challenges and achieve their mental health goals.
Welcome! I'm Jessica, a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a passion for supporting individuals across the lifespan. With a diverse background in psychology and extensive experience, I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults to help them navigate life's challenges and achieve their mental health goals.
(321) 342-2019 View (321) 342-2019
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Maried Ellison (Gutierrez)
Counselor, LMHC-QS, MCAP, SAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maitland, FL 32751
Thank you for being here. It means you have taken the first step in loving yourself, and prioritizing yourself. My goal is to facilitate your own empowerment to achieve the life you want despite whatever hardships you might have gone through, no matter how small or big they are. My practice provides a welcoming and safe environment where you can feel accepted for who you are and allows you to open up toward healing. Sessions are tailored to the client's needs and goals.
Thank you for being here. It means you have taken the first step in loving yourself, and prioritizing yourself. My goal is to facilitate your own empowerment to achieve the life you want despite whatever hardships you might have gone through, no matter how small or big they are. My practice provides a welcoming and safe environment where you can feel accepted for who you are and allows you to open up toward healing. Sessions are tailored to the client's needs and goals.
(407) 543-1196 View (407) 543-1196
Photo of Sarah Whipple, Pre-Licensed Professional in Maitland, FL
Sarah Whipple
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Sarah is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who has worked with a wide range of age groups, ethnicities, and genders to treat a vast amount of mental health concerns. She has worked as a therapist in a behavioral hospital working closely with those with depression, anxiety, school issues, major life changes, relationship issues, and more. She is passionate about providing compassionate, quality, and holistic mental health services to adolescents and adults.
Sarah is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who has worked with a wide range of age groups, ethnicities, and genders to treat a vast amount of mental health concerns. She has worked as a therapist in a behavioral hospital working closely with those with depression, anxiety, school issues, major life changes, relationship issues, and more. She is passionate about providing compassionate, quality, and holistic mental health services to adolescents and adults.
(407) 584-4381 View (407) 584-4381
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A selfFULL Hart, LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751  (Online Only)
My name is Kimberly Hart, licensed mental health counselor. I have worked with clients in several settings including: public schools, behavioral hospitals, community agencies and churches. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, codependency and ADHD. I've helped many people who have experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
My name is Kimberly Hart, licensed mental health counselor. I have worked with clients in several settings including: public schools, behavioral hospitals, community agencies and churches. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, codependency and ADHD. I've helped many people who have experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
(407) 942-7387 View (407) 942-7387
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Lauren Butler
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Dr. Lauren Butler has over nine years experience providing therapy and psychological assessment to adolescents and young adults. She graduated with her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Indianapolis where she specialized in trauma, depression, and anxiety. She has worked in residential treatment centers, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, and private practice. She is certified in providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is passionate about providing quality care to children through young adults, including individual, family, and couples therapy.
Dr. Lauren Butler has over nine years experience providing therapy and psychological assessment to adolescents and young adults. She graduated with her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Indianapolis where she specialized in trauma, depression, and anxiety. She has worked in residential treatment centers, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, and private practice. She is certified in providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is passionate about providing quality care to children through young adults, including individual, family, and couples therapy.
(407) 942-2405 View (407) 942-2405
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Vanessa Brugge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCBA , C-IAYT, RYT
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
To the outside world, you have it all together. You’ve chased your dreams and found success. You’ve been working so hard to meet your goals, but it’s gotten to the point where you feel depleted, drained, and stuck. You've been dedicating so much of your time and energy to meeting everyone's expectations and their needs, that you have nothing left for yourself. The pressure of being a high achiever is exhausting and you're done. Something's got to change, but you don't know what or how without guilt or shame. Here’s the thing, you don’t have to figure it out alone anymore. There is a way to have a "balanced" life.
To the outside world, you have it all together. You’ve chased your dreams and found success. You’ve been working so hard to meet your goals, but it’s gotten to the point where you feel depleted, drained, and stuck. You've been dedicating so much of your time and energy to meeting everyone's expectations and their needs, that you have nothing left for yourself. The pressure of being a high achiever is exhausting and you're done. Something's got to change, but you don't know what or how without guilt or shame. Here’s the thing, you don’t have to figure it out alone anymore. There is a way to have a "balanced" life.
(407) 250-9566 View (407) 250-9566
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Kelly Barrington
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Dr. Barrington is a clinical psychologist and the Regional Clinical Director for LifeStance Health in Florida and Tennessee. She is skilled in several areas within behavioral health, including individual therapy with adults, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment. Her education and training include a bachelor's degree in Psychology from New College of Florida, in Sarasota, Florida and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Barrington is a clinical psychologist and the Regional Clinical Director for LifeStance Health in Florida and Tennessee. She is skilled in several areas within behavioral health, including individual therapy with adults, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment. Her education and training include a bachelor's degree in Psychology from New College of Florida, in Sarasota, Florida and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) in Boston, Massachusetts.
(407) 954-8873 View (407) 954-8873
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GroundWork - CBT
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, D-CBT
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
GroundWork is a boutique practice that is committed to providing compassionate, empirically supported care, that is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) -helping you get better faster. We provide personalized and specialized treatment to adults, teens, children, families and couples. GroundWork offers practical, goal-oriented therapy to help you and your loved ones make positive changes in your lives.
GroundWork is a boutique practice that is committed to providing compassionate, empirically supported care, that is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) -helping you get better faster. We provide personalized and specialized treatment to adults, teens, children, families and couples. GroundWork offers practical, goal-oriented therapy to help you and your loved ones make positive changes in your lives.
(407) 378-3000 View (407) 378-3000
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Lucas Mario Olan - Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, IMH, CH
Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Anxiety, depression, decisions, and the feelings that are wrapped into all of this is part of what makes us human. We are created with a hardwiring that neurologically adapts to the every changing world we live in. In the midsts of it all is you and your specific, one of a kind, and valuable Mental Heath needs. These needs are important and because of that reason your commitment to them is equally important and for Lucas it is essential. One of Lucas core values is that there is endless options that can be discovered in therapy and the key lies within the client. Needs, goals and concerns are all angles in the process of a solution.
Anxiety, depression, decisions, and the feelings that are wrapped into all of this is part of what makes us human. We are created with a hardwiring that neurologically adapts to the every changing world we live in. In the midsts of it all is you and your specific, one of a kind, and valuable Mental Heath needs. These needs are important and because of that reason your commitment to them is equally important and for Lucas it is essential. One of Lucas core values is that there is endless options that can be discovered in therapy and the key lies within the client. Needs, goals and concerns are all angles in the process of a solution.
(407) 794-4131 View (407) 794-4131

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Maitland, FL

200+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Maitland, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
66% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Maitland, FL see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Maitland?

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.