Therapists in Merritt Island, FL

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Amber Hartnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QS, MCAP
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Food and weight have taken over your life. You're not even sure how it got this bad. Constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling like you are NOT ENOUGH makes it even worse. The battle in your head is relentless, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed the inner voices are raging. Fighting against them is exhausting. It’s so hard holding it together when all you want is to be free of this burden. You don’t want to be a burden on others, so you smile and hold it in, all the while feeling shitty and overwhelmed. I get it I have been there, Eating disorders suck but recovery is possible! I am living proof.
Food and weight have taken over your life. You're not even sure how it got this bad. Constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling like you are NOT ENOUGH makes it even worse. The battle in your head is relentless, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed the inner voices are raging. Fighting against them is exhausting. It’s so hard holding it together when all you want is to be free of this burden. You don’t want to be a burden on others, so you smile and hold it in, all the while feeling shitty and overwhelmed. I get it I have been there, Eating disorders suck but recovery is possible! I am living proof.
(321) 392-6744 View (321) 392-6744
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Megan Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Hi, I am Megan, and I am honored that you are considering me to walk alongside you on your journey towards healing. I am so excited to serve the needs of our community and the surrounding areas. I have worked in various settings inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment. I believe every person deserves to be uplifted in a warm, safe, non-judgmental space. Your experiences, feelings, and needs will always be valued in our shared time together. Taking the first step is often the hardest one. Together, I am hopeful that we can shift your life towards a happier, healthier you!
Hi, I am Megan, and I am honored that you are considering me to walk alongside you on your journey towards healing. I am so excited to serve the needs of our community and the surrounding areas. I have worked in various settings inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment. I believe every person deserves to be uplifted in a warm, safe, non-judgmental space. Your experiences, feelings, and needs will always be valued in our shared time together. Taking the first step is often the hardest one. Together, I am hopeful that we can shift your life towards a happier, healthier you!
(321) 248-1953 View (321) 248-1953
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Sherrie Kaelin
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LCPC, CMNCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32953  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist with significant experience working with people who have or are suffering from narcissistic abuse and who are trying to rebuild their lives as a result. I am also a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Clinical Specialist (CMNCS) and enjoy working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, chronic illness and weight loss and want to align their physical and mental health through nutrition, proper sleep and self care.
I am a licensed therapist with significant experience working with people who have or are suffering from narcissistic abuse and who are trying to rebuild their lives as a result. I am also a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Clinical Specialist (CMNCS) and enjoy working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, chronic illness and weight loss and want to align their physical and mental health through nutrition, proper sleep and self care.
(321) 483-8566 View (321) 483-8566
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Laketra Chick
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
This sucks. Everything is so expensive. Things are moving so fast, I can't keep up. I don't get it. When I look at social media everyone has it all together, but I'm drowning. What's wrong with me? Have you seen the world? I'm so scared. I'm trying hard to keep it together but it feels like society standards, my past, life stressors and other uncontrollable factors have the upper hand. I can't do this. I'm so tired. I should be better than this. How can I be at peace when the triggers are always there? Be seen when others misunderstand me? Be a good mom when parenting feels impossible? Be unapologetically me?
This sucks. Everything is so expensive. Things are moving so fast, I can't keep up. I don't get it. When I look at social media everyone has it all together, but I'm drowning. What's wrong with me? Have you seen the world? I'm so scared. I'm trying hard to keep it together but it feels like society standards, my past, life stressors and other uncontrollable factors have the upper hand. I can't do this. I'm so tired. I should be better than this. How can I be at peace when the triggers are always there? Be seen when others misunderstand me? Be a good mom when parenting feels impossible? Be unapologetically me?
(321) 233-9491 View (321) 233-9491
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LaKenya H McCallister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Finding solutions is not always easy to do alone. Counseling is the perfect tool to help gain perspective of the challenges that you face. Our hope at McCallister Family Counseling is to provide a safe place for you or your family to feel supported while navigating your way towards positive outcomes. Have you or your family member been depressed, acting out, anxious, or even attempted suicide? Are you unhappy at home, school, or work? Are your days plagued by managing power struggles, constant yelling, and everyone is stressed? Your story does not end here. Let us help you write the next chapter.
Finding solutions is not always easy to do alone. Counseling is the perfect tool to help gain perspective of the challenges that you face. Our hope at McCallister Family Counseling is to provide a safe place for you or your family to feel supported while navigating your way towards positive outcomes. Have you or your family member been depressed, acting out, anxious, or even attempted suicide? Are you unhappy at home, school, or work? Are your days plagued by managing power struggles, constant yelling, and everyone is stressed? Your story does not end here. Let us help you write the next chapter.
(321) 617-5290 View (321) 617-5290
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Elizabeth Wester Owner At Peace Counseling And Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
As a clinical social worker my approach to therapy is rooted in a client-centered philosophy, where your unique needs and experiences are at the forefront of our work together. Through collaboration, empathy, and active listening we create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. Life transitions, family/ relationship dynamics, mental health challenges or any other situation that you have found yourself in. I am committed to empowering you so you can make positive changes in your life, improve emotional well-being and have a more fulfilling future.
As a clinical social worker my approach to therapy is rooted in a client-centered philosophy, where your unique needs and experiences are at the forefront of our work together. Through collaboration, empathy, and active listening we create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. Life transitions, family/ relationship dynamics, mental health challenges or any other situation that you have found yourself in. I am committed to empowering you so you can make positive changes in your life, improve emotional well-being and have a more fulfilling future.
(321) 323-9096 View (321) 323-9096
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Dr. Andrea L. Coverman
Psychologist, PsyD, CAP, CADAC
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32953
My professional career spans more than 15 years’ experience providing direct bio-psycho-social-diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning client/patient-centered services with clinical practice specialties that include: integrative assessment, addiction(s) & substance abuse screening/treatment/relapse-prevention, dual-diagnosis treatment, psychoeducation, and psychotherapeutic services representing multiculturally diverse adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population(s). I am CAP/CADAC Certified and a National Health Service Psychologist.
My professional career spans more than 15 years’ experience providing direct bio-psycho-social-diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning client/patient-centered services with clinical practice specialties that include: integrative assessment, addiction(s) & substance abuse screening/treatment/relapse-prevention, dual-diagnosis treatment, psychoeducation, and psychotherapeutic services representing multiculturally diverse adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population(s). I am CAP/CADAC Certified and a National Health Service Psychologist.
(321) 248-1685 View (321) 248-1685
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Anna Moir
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
Everyone carries a story worth telling and deserves a listening ear. Let's forge a relationship where we collaborate to achieve your aspirations. Taking the first step toward personal growth requires bravery, and I'm here to offer support and guidance through life's toughest moments. While you are the authority on your life, I can assist you in gaining insights and skills for positive transformation. Remember, you're not walking this path alone.
Everyone carries a story worth telling and deserves a listening ear. Let's forge a relationship where we collaborate to achieve your aspirations. Taking the first step toward personal growth requires bravery, and I'm here to offer support and guidance through life's toughest moments. While you are the authority on your life, I can assist you in gaining insights and skills for positive transformation. Remember, you're not walking this path alone.
(321) 353-6321 View (321) 353-6321
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Jessica Stebbins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Do you or your teenager suffer from feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious all the time? Does it keep you from living the life that you always dreamed? Have you experienced trauma? With over 10 years experience, I can help you find your peace and strength! I specialize in working with teenagers and adults to overcome anxiety and trauma and live a meaningful life. I collaborate with clients to help them determine their own goals and identify ways that they can reach those goals.
Do you or your teenager suffer from feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious all the time? Does it keep you from living the life that you always dreamed? Have you experienced trauma? With over 10 years experience, I can help you find your peace and strength! I specialize in working with teenagers and adults to overcome anxiety and trauma and live a meaningful life. I collaborate with clients to help them determine their own goals and identify ways that they can reach those goals.
(321) 348-9735 View (321) 348-9735
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Kerry Berner
Counselor, BSW, MA, EdS, LMHC-QS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Now accepting Counselor Supervision and Play Therapy Supervision! At Brevard Counseling, we have counselors who work with CHILDREN as young as 4 using Play Therapy in our Play Therapy Rooms, ADOLESCENTS (struggling with peer pressure, anxiety, divorce, and school issues), INDIVIDUALS (with grief, anxiety, depression, substance issues), and COUPLES/MARRIAGE utilizing the Gottman Method. We have 2 locations! Merritt Island (4 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room) Rockledge (2 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room). We offer many different rate plans including sliding fees if needed and some insurance plans.
Now accepting Counselor Supervision and Play Therapy Supervision! At Brevard Counseling, we have counselors who work with CHILDREN as young as 4 using Play Therapy in our Play Therapy Rooms, ADOLESCENTS (struggling with peer pressure, anxiety, divorce, and school issues), INDIVIDUALS (with grief, anxiety, depression, substance issues), and COUPLES/MARRIAGE utilizing the Gottman Method. We have 2 locations! Merritt Island (4 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room) Rockledge (2 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room). We offer many different rate plans including sliding fees if needed and some insurance plans.
(321) 274-4817 View (321) 274-4817
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Counseling-Consulting-Coaching of Brevard
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Sherry is a mental health counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working in grief and addiction counseling with both individuals and in family settings. Sherry works with both children and adults who are working through post-traumatic stress, attachment disorders, and ADHD management.
Sherry is a mental health counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working in grief and addiction counseling with both individuals and in family settings. Sherry works with both children and adults who are working through post-traumatic stress, attachment disorders, and ADHD management.
(407) 760-6939 View (407) 760-6939
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Nicolle Conley
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MC, MEd
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
Experience and education have taught me to sit along side... and to listen to the needs of my clients. Allow me the opportunity to share in your experience. Through conversation, activities, and warmth, I will help you move through barriers to find your joy! As a counselor, my primary focus is to help individuals overcome their personal challenges and achieve their goals. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and work towards developing a better understanding of themselves. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and supportive, yet also challenging when needed.
Experience and education have taught me to sit along side... and to listen to the needs of my clients. Allow me the opportunity to share in your experience. Through conversation, activities, and warmth, I will help you move through barriers to find your joy! As a counselor, my primary focus is to help individuals overcome their personal challenges and achieve their goals. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and work towards developing a better understanding of themselves. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and supportive, yet also challenging when needed.
(321) 415-3431 View (321) 415-3431
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Jane Naylor Psychotherapist and Life Coach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCC, MA
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32953  (Online Only)
My philosophy is that you are already whole - creative, intuitive and bright! There is nothing broken, perhaps just fuzzy, or frustrating. Have you tried traditional therapy and been dissatisfied by the lack of results? Agreed! However, there is rich territory inside of you to explore. You may have people in your life you admire - even adore. Their best qualities are already inside of you, waiting to emerge. Our work together will produce results for you quickly -out of emotional pain and moving forward with hope. I have been a coach and therapist for a long time and there is little I have not experienced. There is hope.
My philosophy is that you are already whole - creative, intuitive and bright! There is nothing broken, perhaps just fuzzy, or frustrating. Have you tried traditional therapy and been dissatisfied by the lack of results? Agreed! However, there is rich territory inside of you to explore. You may have people in your life you admire - even adore. Their best qualities are already inside of you, waiting to emerge. Our work together will produce results for you quickly -out of emotional pain and moving forward with hope. I have been a coach and therapist for a long time and there is little I have not experienced. There is hope.
(321) 522-4384 View (321) 522-4384
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Lauren Ashley Timney
Counselor, LMH-QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32953
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have many years of clinical and private practice experience with children and adults. I counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. I enjoy helping individuals, couples, families, and groups develop a personal and/or developmental plan to implement positive influences in their life, while evaluating broad or specific issues such as: addictions, substance abuse, family dynamics, parenting, marital problems, stress management, self-esteem, aging, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have many years of clinical and private practice experience with children and adults. I counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. I enjoy helping individuals, couples, families, and groups develop a personal and/or developmental plan to implement positive influences in their life, while evaluating broad or specific issues such as: addictions, substance abuse, family dynamics, parenting, marital problems, stress management, self-esteem, aging, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
(904) 447-8391 View (904) 447-8391
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Kimberly Tomlinson - Peace Place Wellness
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32952
At its root, therapy is about awareness and using new awareness to make healthy changes. As a professional counselor, my desire is to inspire and empower clients to optimally manage their spiritual, mental, and physical health individually and relationally. As a survivor, I support a survivor mentality, acknowledging and honoring negative life experiences and feelings yet consistently seeking solutions rather than existing in problems. I enjoy pursuing innovative therapeutic techniques and proactively employing these techniques to support my clients' ultimate health and wellness. I appreciate the value of counseling but I also work to make counseling affordable and accessible.
At its root, therapy is about awareness and using new awareness to make healthy changes. As a professional counselor, my desire is to inspire and empower clients to optimally manage their spiritual, mental, and physical health individually and relationally. As a survivor, I support a survivor mentality, acknowledging and honoring negative life experiences and feelings yet consistently seeking solutions rather than existing in problems. I enjoy pursuing innovative therapeutic techniques and proactively employing these techniques to support my clients' ultimate health and wellness. I appreciate the value of counseling but I also work to make counseling affordable and accessible.
(321) 800-4683 View (321) 800-4683
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Rosalind Mandler Ms
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Not accepting new clients
I have enjoyed working in the helping professions for over 30 years in both Virginia and Florida.As a warm and caring therapist,I have provided l”solution oriented" counseling services in a wide variety of mental health and criminal justice settings before opening my practice in Merritt Island in 1992.My experience tells me that you will very likely leave our first session feeling more hopeful and that we are a team in addressing your needs, problems,goals dreams.It is quite gratifying to see that many of my referrals are from satisfied former patients.
I have enjoyed working in the helping professions for over 30 years in both Virginia and Florida.As a warm and caring therapist,I have provided l”solution oriented" counseling services in a wide variety of mental health and criminal justice settings before opening my practice in Merritt Island in 1992.My experience tells me that you will very likely leave our first session feeling more hopeful and that we are a team in addressing your needs, problems,goals dreams.It is quite gratifying to see that many of my referrals are from satisfied former patients.
(321) 244-3465 View (321) 244-3465
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Kelly Hunsaker
RMHCI, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling stuck and are ready to embrace a healthier and more fulfilling life? Are you desiring emotional support, effective coping strategies, healing, recovery, personal growth, and self-empowerment? You are at the right place. In counseling, I will help you regain control of your mental and emotional well-being. To achieve this I will guide you in healing from your past wounds and break free from destructive patterns. You will learn how to effectively manage your addiction, anxiety, depression, or trauma-related symptoms. You will finally feel empowered to break from the old habits and unhealthy relationships.
Are you tired of feeling stuck and are ready to embrace a healthier and more fulfilling life? Are you desiring emotional support, effective coping strategies, healing, recovery, personal growth, and self-empowerment? You are at the right place. In counseling, I will help you regain control of your mental and emotional well-being. To achieve this I will guide you in healing from your past wounds and break free from destructive patterns. You will learn how to effectively manage your addiction, anxiety, depression, or trauma-related symptoms. You will finally feel empowered to break from the old habits and unhealthy relationships.
(321) 341-2381 View (321) 341-2381
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Terry Follett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Are you struggling with a present or past relationship causing you conflict, stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, loneliness, or depression? We can help. Connecting, trusting, communicating, being intimate, and effective problem-solving, are important in developing a satisfying relationship. Choosing the right professional is very important in solving relationship challenges, whether with a partner, extended family, as parent(s), or with a friend.
Are you struggling with a present or past relationship causing you conflict, stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, loneliness, or depression? We can help. Connecting, trusting, communicating, being intimate, and effective problem-solving, are important in developing a satisfying relationship. Choosing the right professional is very important in solving relationship challenges, whether with a partner, extended family, as parent(s), or with a friend.
(321) 504-5985 View (321) 504-5985
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Leon Bell
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Not accepting new clients
Seeking therapy shows strengths of self improvement and self awareness. I understand the importance of wanting to know and feel comfortable with and secure of the therapist you are seeking services from.
Seeking therapy shows strengths of self improvement and self awareness. I understand the importance of wanting to know and feel comfortable with and secure of the therapist you are seeking services from.
(321) 351-3294 View (321) 351-3294
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William Eyring
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Two practice locations: Satellite Beach & Merritt Island. Together, we can discover the tools you need to have a happier life and more fulfilling relationships. If your best ideas haven't been successful in helping you solve your problems, I may be able to help. With my clinical training and experience, I can offer unique suggestions and solutions tailored to your situation. I have been helping couples and families resolve their differences for years. If you feel stuck and you don't know where else to turn, I can help you make positive changes in your life.
Two practice locations: Satellite Beach & Merritt Island. Together, we can discover the tools you need to have a happier life and more fulfilling relationships. If your best ideas haven't been successful in helping you solve your problems, I may be able to help. With my clinical training and experience, I can offer unique suggestions and solutions tailored to your situation. I have been helping couples and families resolve their differences for years. If you feel stuck and you don't know where else to turn, I can help you make positive changes in your life.
(321) 392-2992 View (321) 392-2992

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Number of Therapists in Merritt Island, FL

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Merritt Island, FL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
82% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
69% Grief
67% Relationship Issues
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Aetna

How Therapists in Merritt Island, FL see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Merritt Island?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.