Therapists in Martin County, FL

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Tiffany Quijano
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling in low moods, low motivation, anxiety, worry, relationship issues,self esteem etc. My name is Tiffany Quijano and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. For over 15 years I have been working with children/teens and adults that suffer with mental and behavioral issues such as anxiety and depression, self esteem, grief, relationship issues and much more. Some symptoms you may notice in your child/teen; worry, isolation, withdrawal, refusal to attend social events, irritability, disruptions in sleeping, frequent outbursts of anger, inability to focus, constant fidgeting, disrupting others, etc.
Have you been feeling in low moods, low motivation, anxiety, worry, relationship issues,self esteem etc. My name is Tiffany Quijano and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. For over 15 years I have been working with children/teens and adults that suffer with mental and behavioral issues such as anxiety and depression, self esteem, grief, relationship issues and much more. Some symptoms you may notice in your child/teen; worry, isolation, withdrawal, refusal to attend social events, irritability, disruptions in sleeping, frequent outbursts of anger, inability to focus, constant fidgeting, disrupting others, etc.
(561) 771-5207 View (561) 771-5207
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Janet Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palm City, FL 34990
Are you tired of being unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled? Is fear keeping you stuck? You know you were destined for more but something seems to be holding you back. Maybe you don't have the motivation anymore or you've forgotten who you really are. You know deep down that you can't go on like this. Imagine living your ideal life where you are truly happy and confident, feel fulfilled in your relationships, have your dream career, and are able to heal all of your past wounds. Imagine being the strong and powerful woman you were purposed to be. You are worthy of everything you desire.
Are you tired of being unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled? Is fear keeping you stuck? You know you were destined for more but something seems to be holding you back. Maybe you don't have the motivation anymore or you've forgotten who you really are. You know deep down that you can't go on like this. Imagine living your ideal life where you are truly happy and confident, feel fulfilled in your relationships, have your dream career, and are able to heal all of your past wounds. Imagine being the strong and powerful woman you were purposed to be. You are worthy of everything you desire.
(772) 577-2087 View (772) 577-2087
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The Exchange for Growth and Transition
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
Specializing in depression, anxiety, men's issues along with self-esteem issues, adjustment issues, addiction issues, and emotional issues; my therapeutic approach emphasizes that people have the power to find meaning in anything they do through choice and freedom. Meaning in life can enable people impacted by depression and anxiety to alleviate bitterness and apathy. The basis of treatment involves a supportive therapeutic relationship in an effort to talk about, understand, cope, and resolve symptoms. Encouraging people to address the emotional issues they face through full engagement and to take responsibility for the decisions that caused problems to develop is the focus of therapy.
Specializing in depression, anxiety, men's issues along with self-esteem issues, adjustment issues, addiction issues, and emotional issues; my therapeutic approach emphasizes that people have the power to find meaning in anything they do through choice and freedom. Meaning in life can enable people impacted by depression and anxiety to alleviate bitterness and apathy. The basis of treatment involves a supportive therapeutic relationship in an effort to talk about, understand, cope, and resolve symptoms. Encouraging people to address the emotional issues they face through full engagement and to take responsibility for the decisions that caused problems to develop is the focus of therapy.
(772) 879-5773 View (772) 879-5773
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Olivia Anita Carelli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
I treat teenagers, adults, and families experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, complex trauma/dissociation, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder. I focus on emotions + family dynamics and incorporate CBT/DBT skills. I have worked in residential treatment for eating disorders and in a clinic specifically for complex trauma. My ideal client wants relief from emotional pain or to connect with life in a way that brings them joy and purpose. I believe self-discovery and the acquisition of insight can end suffering and begin the process of healing.
I treat teenagers, adults, and families experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, complex trauma/dissociation, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder. I focus on emotions + family dynamics and incorporate CBT/DBT skills. I have worked in residential treatment for eating disorders and in a clinic specifically for complex trauma. My ideal client wants relief from emotional pain or to connect with life in a way that brings them joy and purpose. I believe self-discovery and the acquisition of insight can end suffering and begin the process of healing.
(954) 231-0575 View (954) 231-0575
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Seas to Summits Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994  (Online Only)
There are times in our lives we could all use guidance to help live our best life. We do not have to walk this journey alone. The stigma that needing help is a weakness or somehow a failure is far from the truth. I provide a safe space for helping you reach your goals. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, anger, grief, or just want to make lasting positive change, I can help. Clients remark I seem to have a knack for getting to core issues in therapy. I have been on both sides of the couch and appreciate the courage it takes to make that first call to enlist a guide.
There are times in our lives we could all use guidance to help live our best life. We do not have to walk this journey alone. The stigma that needing help is a weakness or somehow a failure is far from the truth. I provide a safe space for helping you reach your goals. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, anger, grief, or just want to make lasting positive change, I can help. Clients remark I seem to have a knack for getting to core issues in therapy. I have been on both sides of the couch and appreciate the courage it takes to make that first call to enlist a guide.
(772) 732-6454 View (772) 732-6454
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Sarah Maier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
As a therapist, it is my mission to provide clients a safe, warm, caring, and accepting environment where they can explore their underlying issues and work towards a healthy resolution. I am well-versed in various therapy techniques including Client-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Expressive Arts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anger Management, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Practices, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I would describe my style of therapy as warm, authentic, and compassionate.
As a therapist, it is my mission to provide clients a safe, warm, caring, and accepting environment where they can explore their underlying issues and work towards a healthy resolution. I am well-versed in various therapy techniques including Client-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Expressive Arts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anger Management, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Practices, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I would describe my style of therapy as warm, authentic, and compassionate.
(772) 362-1236 View (772) 362-1236
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Susan A. Shirley, Counseling & Consulting, Inc
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCAP, SAP, NCC
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
I have dedicated the past 25 yrs of my Professional Career in assisting individuals overcome various chronic/circumstantial issues impacting their lives & presenting ongoing struggles: depression, bipolar, adjustment disorders, codependency & loss/grief to more specialized treatments of high conflict marriages/divorce, eating disorders, Military service related stressors/ adjustments. I've served as a preferred provider for Specialized Evaluations for Dr. Referrals, Parent Coordinator/Custody Evaluator, SAP provider for D.O.T. & Corporate Consultant to develop & strategize the most effective & compliant Treatment programming.
I have dedicated the past 25 yrs of my Professional Career in assisting individuals overcome various chronic/circumstantial issues impacting their lives & presenting ongoing struggles: depression, bipolar, adjustment disorders, codependency & loss/grief to more specialized treatments of high conflict marriages/divorce, eating disorders, Military service related stressors/ adjustments. I've served as a preferred provider for Specialized Evaluations for Dr. Referrals, Parent Coordinator/Custody Evaluator, SAP provider for D.O.T. & Corporate Consultant to develop & strategize the most effective & compliant Treatment programming.
(337) 356-5486 View (337) 356-5486
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Donald Gregory Berch
Counselor, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobe Sound, FL 33455  (Online Only)
Life in todays' world is challenging and trying to move through it alone can add additional stress. I have extensive experience helping people in a safe, secure, friendly and relaxed way with their often-overwhelming concerns about feelings, behaviors and relationships. As a licensed counselor, I care about clients' concerns. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy ( REBT ) and / or Systemic Therapy, clients can free themselves from stressful concerns and feel fulfilled. To start your anticipated move away from stressful concerns, call Donald Berch at ( 772 ) 485-0706.
Life in todays' world is challenging and trying to move through it alone can add additional stress. I have extensive experience helping people in a safe, secure, friendly and relaxed way with their often-overwhelming concerns about feelings, behaviors and relationships. As a licensed counselor, I care about clients' concerns. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy ( REBT ) and / or Systemic Therapy, clients can free themselves from stressful concerns and feel fulfilled. To start your anticipated move away from stressful concerns, call Donald Berch at ( 772 ) 485-0706.
(772) 413-0410 View (772) 413-0410
Photo of Dawn Cabrera - Pure Therapy, LLC, LMHC, MCAP, Counselor
Pure Therapy, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Pure. I know going to 'therapy' can trigger various emotions and judgement. That is why I utilize strategies to 'keep it simple' when navigating life's complex dynamics. I firmly believe YOU are the expert in your life, and I simply assist you to a more purposeful future. We can collaboratively implement a plan that works for you to get positive results and find relief. If you are interested in 'keeping it simple' and gaining awareness to yourself...I can assist.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Pure. I know going to 'therapy' can trigger various emotions and judgement. That is why I utilize strategies to 'keep it simple' when navigating life's complex dynamics. I firmly believe YOU are the expert in your life, and I simply assist you to a more purposeful future. We can collaboratively implement a plan that works for you to get positive results and find relief. If you are interested in 'keeping it simple' and gaining awareness to yourself...I can assist.
(772) 212-8394 View (772) 212-8394
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mind brain body heart whole-body health care
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, DARe, CSTclin
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
I feel and experience the best approach to healing is to heal mind and body as ONE. I am a somatic trained Trauma therapist. Trauma causes an overcharged nervous system, regulated by the mind and directed by the brain. When we work you will discharge traumatic experiences then the body can self-regulate to a reorganized state of aliveness. The brain rewires and the mind can let go of the attachment to pain and trauma. Focusing on goals and applying scientific approaches to mind/body trauma releases CORE traumatic injuries. IMAGINE change today.
I feel and experience the best approach to healing is to heal mind and body as ONE. I am a somatic trained Trauma therapist. Trauma causes an overcharged nervous system, regulated by the mind and directed by the brain. When we work you will discharge traumatic experiences then the body can self-regulate to a reorganized state of aliveness. The brain rewires and the mind can let go of the attachment to pain and trauma. Focusing on goals and applying scientific approaches to mind/body trauma releases CORE traumatic injuries. IMAGINE change today.
(772) 577-2155 View (772) 577-2155
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Dr. Victoria McCann (Frontline Therapy)
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCTP, PhD
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34997  (Online Only)
I am a trauma specialist committed to helping you survive and thrive after crisis, trauma or in times of stress. I am passionate about serving the first responder, military, veteran, medical & LGBTQ+ communities. I also specialize in mood & borderline personality disorders. My work focuses on building strength & resiliency through a variety of practical techniques. I believe in a straightforward, collaborative approach to treatment built on honesty & humor. I will provide support when you are struggling, push you when you need it & help you use your strengths to find your own unique solutions to move forward in your life.
I am a trauma specialist committed to helping you survive and thrive after crisis, trauma or in times of stress. I am passionate about serving the first responder, military, veteran, medical & LGBTQ+ communities. I also specialize in mood & borderline personality disorders. My work focuses on building strength & resiliency through a variety of practical techniques. I believe in a straightforward, collaborative approach to treatment built on honesty & humor. I will provide support when you are struggling, push you when you need it & help you use your strengths to find your own unique solutions to move forward in your life.
(772) 209-3893 View (772) 209-3893
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Ivana Ayala-Esslinger
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Ed S, LMHC
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Hello, My name is Ivana. Are you seeking support and a safe environment to problem solve, learn to soothe your nervous system and work through feelings of loss, anxiety, depression and hopelessness? Are you an adolescent navigating your self-worth, expression, or relationship dynamics? Are you an adult navigating heartbreak, mental wellness and how to develop better coping skills? Are you a work horse who can't seem to get a break? My holistic and integrative perspective includes focus on the mind, body and spirit. While you have everything you need inside, sometimes we need someone to bring it to light. I applaud your courage.
Hello, My name is Ivana. Are you seeking support and a safe environment to problem solve, learn to soothe your nervous system and work through feelings of loss, anxiety, depression and hopelessness? Are you an adolescent navigating your self-worth, expression, or relationship dynamics? Are you an adult navigating heartbreak, mental wellness and how to develop better coping skills? Are you a work horse who can't seem to get a break? My holistic and integrative perspective includes focus on the mind, body and spirit. While you have everything you need inside, sometimes we need someone to bring it to light. I applaud your courage.
(772) 758-1453 View (772) 758-1453
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Brian Berger
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm City, FL 34990
I firmly believe all people have the power and the ability to heal themselves. I believe my clients know themselves best and thus within possess the tools needed to make dynamic life changes. My role as a counselor is to assist in this process by providing compassion, patience, non-judgment, and when needed, the appropriate push, direction, and insight that will guide you towards improving self-awareness and achieving your personal goals. I view therapy as a collaborative and sacred process that is built on the foundations of openness, trust, and safety.
I firmly believe all people have the power and the ability to heal themselves. I believe my clients know themselves best and thus within possess the tools needed to make dynamic life changes. My role as a counselor is to assist in this process by providing compassion, patience, non-judgment, and when needed, the appropriate push, direction, and insight that will guide you towards improving self-awareness and achieving your personal goals. I view therapy as a collaborative and sacred process that is built on the foundations of openness, trust, and safety.
(862) 253-0445 View (862) 253-0445
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Betsy Fowler
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
As a therapist, I believe that people start to heal the moment that they are heard. I believe the human heart deserves more kindness and much less judgment. I love working with children, teens, and the young adult crowd. Some of my favorite issues to unpack include social-emotional learning, self-esteem, anxiety, trauma & childhood emotional neglect. If that sounds like you or your child, let’s have a coffee (or a caprisun) and chat!
As a therapist, I believe that people start to heal the moment that they are heard. I believe the human heart deserves more kindness and much less judgment. I love working with children, teens, and the young adult crowd. Some of my favorite issues to unpack include social-emotional learning, self-esteem, anxiety, trauma & childhood emotional neglect. If that sounds like you or your child, let’s have a coffee (or a caprisun) and chat!
(772) 362-3535 View (772) 362-3535
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Melissa A. Rowell
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Hello, I am so glad you have found my page! I know it can be a little overwhelming as you scroll through all the counselor profiles searching for that perfect fit. As a licensed Christian counselor I work with many professional leaders in the community who are very successful in one area of their lives, but seem to struggle in other areas. Such as: personal relationships, anxiety management, stress, communication within the family, and trauma. They often feel stuck in negative patterns of interaction and desperately want to find relief. I am here to tell you that there is hope! You don’t have to struggle alone any longer!
Hello, I am so glad you have found my page! I know it can be a little overwhelming as you scroll through all the counselor profiles searching for that perfect fit. As a licensed Christian counselor I work with many professional leaders in the community who are very successful in one area of their lives, but seem to struggle in other areas. Such as: personal relationships, anxiety management, stress, communication within the family, and trauma. They often feel stuck in negative patterns of interaction and desperately want to find relief. I am here to tell you that there is hope! You don’t have to struggle alone any longer!
(772) 618-2761 View (772) 618-2761
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Andrea Atchison Greenlee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
Professional colleagues often remark on my strengths as a problem solver, working to find creative solutions to challenges. I want to listen to you or your child’s struggles and offer therapeutic suggestions and interventions to overcome obstacles with grace and humor. I will notice and celebrate successes, while helping you grow skills to ensure resilience.
Professional colleagues often remark on my strengths as a problem solver, working to find creative solutions to challenges. I want to listen to you or your child’s struggles and offer therapeutic suggestions and interventions to overcome obstacles with grace and humor. I will notice and celebrate successes, while helping you grow skills to ensure resilience.
(772) 242-9950 View (772) 242-9950
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Roselyn Ortega
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Palm City, FL 34990  (Online Only)
With a passion for helping others achieve their greatest potential, providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere to clients to lay the groundwork for open communication and personal accomplishments. Investing in clients and working with them to achieve their therapeutic goals is a priority. The ideal outcome is to help clients to learn skills that they can use in all settings and relationships and support them as they function in all areas of their life holistically. The idea is they find inner peace and personal joy.
With a passion for helping others achieve their greatest potential, providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere to clients to lay the groundwork for open communication and personal accomplishments. Investing in clients and working with them to achieve their therapeutic goals is a priority. The ideal outcome is to help clients to learn skills that they can use in all settings and relationships and support them as they function in all areas of their life holistically. The idea is they find inner peace and personal joy.
(772) 238-5153 View (772) 238-5153
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Debra Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Not accepting new clients
The decision to pursue therapy is a powerful step towards change and personal growth. We all have challenges in our lives. Whether you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed by transition, needing to heal past hurts, grieving losses, or learning how to live a more authentic and meaningful life, together we will explore desired areas of change and growth. Even if what is holding you back is unclear, I welcome you to come in and start wherever you are. I am “Crossroads Consulting International, LLC”. With more than 30 years in practice, I can offer you a supportive and caring relationship from which to address these things.
The decision to pursue therapy is a powerful step towards change and personal growth. We all have challenges in our lives. Whether you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed by transition, needing to heal past hurts, grieving losses, or learning how to live a more authentic and meaningful life, together we will explore desired areas of change and growth. Even if what is holding you back is unclear, I welcome you to come in and start wherever you are. I am “Crossroads Consulting International, LLC”. With more than 30 years in practice, I can offer you a supportive and caring relationship from which to address these things.
(772) 206-3402 View (772) 206-3402
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Laura Pigott
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and navigating a transition in your life? In our initial session, we will collaborate on a plan that will support your success in meeting your goals and overcoming challenges. I am a passionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I incorporate many treatment modalities in therapy to provide a unique treatment plan for each individual including EMDR, CBT, DBT and Person Centered approaches. EMDR is a highly effective treatment modality used to address symptoms associated with trauma. I look forward to connecting with you to begin your journey of growth.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and navigating a transition in your life? In our initial session, we will collaborate on a plan that will support your success in meeting your goals and overcoming challenges. I am a passionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I incorporate many treatment modalities in therapy to provide a unique treatment plan for each individual including EMDR, CBT, DBT and Person Centered approaches. EMDR is a highly effective treatment modality used to address symptoms associated with trauma. I look forward to connecting with you to begin your journey of growth.
(772) 934-9492 View (772) 934-9492
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James Zagres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Hello! I'm Jim, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I'd like to support you in building the life you imagine! Life can be happy, joyous, and fulfilling. However, life can also be challenging at times. Challenges may involve external situations which we're currently facing, they may be internal struggles involving our feelings and thoughts, or both. During these challenging times, it is often beneficial to work with an empathetic, supportive, and knowledgeable therapist who will assist you in taking the steps necessary to deal with such challenges effectively and move forward wit
Hello! I'm Jim, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I'd like to support you in building the life you imagine! Life can be happy, joyous, and fulfilling. However, life can also be challenging at times. Challenges may involve external situations which we're currently facing, they may be internal struggles involving our feelings and thoughts, or both. During these challenging times, it is often beneficial to work with an empathetic, supportive, and knowledgeable therapist who will assist you in taking the steps necessary to deal with such challenges effectively and move forward wit
(772) 236-4731 View (772) 236-4731
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Number of Therapists in Martin County, FL

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Martin County, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Aetna

How Therapists in Martin County, FL see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Martin County?

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.