Therapists in Miami Beach, FL

Photo of Klaudia Niemczewska, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Miami Beach, FL
Klaudia Niemczewska
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Klaudia is a compassionate therapist who holds a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her passion lies in empowering clients to discover their inner strength and authenticity. Klaudia works extensively with individuals who have faced challenging experiences such as complex trauma, domestic violence, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Through a collaborative and integrative approach, she assists her clients in finding their true selves, exploring their life's purpose, and embracing their self-worth.
Klaudia is a compassionate therapist who holds a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her passion lies in empowering clients to discover their inner strength and authenticity. Klaudia works extensively with individuals who have faced challenging experiences such as complex trauma, domestic violence, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Through a collaborative and integrative approach, she assists her clients in finding their true selves, exploring their life's purpose, and embracing their self-worth.
(786) 743-6311 View (786) 743-6311
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Dr. Shawna Freshwater: Priority Access Concierge Care
Psychologist, PhD, Doctor, Neurops, Brain, Mind
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Anxiety, Depression, Stress, & Relationships can be exhausting, especially if you have low Self-esteem, Attachment injuries, or experienced Neglect, or Trauma. It's hard being human. Our developmental history, relational patterns, brain hardwiring, thinking patterns, emotional states, & personality traits affect how we function in ALL aspects of life. If you are here right now, then you may be struggling. Maybe you feel like things are never going to change. However, that is just your mind playing tricks on you. You are stronger and more resilient than you think. Promise. Let's begin to create the life you want to live today.
Anxiety, Depression, Stress, & Relationships can be exhausting, especially if you have low Self-esteem, Attachment injuries, or experienced Neglect, or Trauma. It's hard being human. Our developmental history, relational patterns, brain hardwiring, thinking patterns, emotional states, & personality traits affect how we function in ALL aspects of life. If you are here right now, then you may be struggling. Maybe you feel like things are never going to change. However, that is just your mind playing tricks on you. You are stronger and more resilient than you think. Promise. Let's begin to create the life you want to live today.
(786) 574-6420 View (786) 574-6420
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Lauren Kingsmore Gilbert
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Life can be painful, relationships can be disappointing, and self-sabotage can be your barrier to achieving your full potential. Real change is possible, but not easy. It happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power to change instead of trying to exercise control over what you don't. I assist clients by helping them identify the specific maladaptive thoughts and behaviors ingrained in each of us from our pasts and which can sabotage our futures. Working together clients can gain self-awareness, identify core values and create goals changing their life direction.
Life can be painful, relationships can be disappointing, and self-sabotage can be your barrier to achieving your full potential. Real change is possible, but not easy. It happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power to change instead of trying to exercise control over what you don't. I assist clients by helping them identify the specific maladaptive thoughts and behaviors ingrained in each of us from our pasts and which can sabotage our futures. Working together clients can gain self-awareness, identify core values and create goals changing their life direction.
(774) 217-7562 View (774) 217-7562
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Jordan Heiden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
OCD is a heavy burden. And it feels even heavier when nothing seems to help, including therapy. Maybe you feel that OCD is just something you have to tolerate for the rest of your life. I don’t believe that “coping” is your only option. I believe OCD is treatable. And I believe you can make deep-seated and long-lasting change. Together, we’ll look beyond your diagnosis and subtype, and understand the beliefs that maintain the OCD in your life. This can be daunting, but I’ll be there with you every step of the way offering guidance and support.
OCD is a heavy burden. And it feels even heavier when nothing seems to help, including therapy. Maybe you feel that OCD is just something you have to tolerate for the rest of your life. I don’t believe that “coping” is your only option. I believe OCD is treatable. And I believe you can make deep-seated and long-lasting change. Together, we’ll look beyond your diagnosis and subtype, and understand the beliefs that maintain the OCD in your life. This can be daunting, but I’ll be there with you every step of the way offering guidance and support.
(786) 386-0542 View (786) 386-0542
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Cassie Mor
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT-I
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Every one of us is worthy of healing from deep wounds and being in healthy, meaningful relationships – with self and with others. The journey towards this healing may not always be easy or straightforward, but having a co-pilot to navigate it with relieves stress and helps avoid frustrating detours.
Every one of us is worthy of healing from deep wounds and being in healthy, meaningful relationships – with self and with others. The journey towards this healing may not always be easy or straightforward, but having a co-pilot to navigate it with relieves stress and helps avoid frustrating detours.
(305) 517-3056 View (305) 517-3056
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Shelly Cymbal Orlowsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Motherhood is not always how you expect it to be. For some it is fiiled with anxiety and depression. You are not alone, 1 in 7 women will experience some form of anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy and/or up to a year postpartum. It does not have to be this hard, you do not have to do this alone.
Motherhood is not always how you expect it to be. For some it is fiiled with anxiety and depression. You are not alone, 1 in 7 women will experience some form of anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy and/or up to a year postpartum. It does not have to be this hard, you do not have to do this alone.
(305) 376-7898 View (305) 376-7898
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Inessa Freylekhman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Everyone has the ability to heal from the deepest of wounds and the most challenging of circumstances. There's a saying, "Healing is the application of love to the places inside that hurt." I'm here to fully support you in tending to those places. Together we will journey into understanding the major themes and patterns in your life and what they are trying to teach you. This increased level of awareness can help you access your strength and intuition, eliminate negative self talk and choose a more fulfilling relationship with yourself, others and life. I offer a 15 minute meet and greet to ensure we are a good fit.
Everyone has the ability to heal from the deepest of wounds and the most challenging of circumstances. There's a saying, "Healing is the application of love to the places inside that hurt." I'm here to fully support you in tending to those places. Together we will journey into understanding the major themes and patterns in your life and what they are trying to teach you. This increased level of awareness can help you access your strength and intuition, eliminate negative self talk and choose a more fulfilling relationship with yourself, others and life. I offer a 15 minute meet and greet to ensure we are a good fit.
(305) 842-2550 View (305) 842-2550
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Dr. Gulsah Cetin
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, PhD, MS, CFARS, FARS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33140
My primary interest in therapy has been helping people discover and be their true "self." This involves examining who you truly are, the relationships you're in, and identifying barriers that hinder you from achieving the life you desire. I view therapy as a self-discovery journey—an attentive and supportive exploration of your actions, thoughts, emotions, and relationships, influenced by your life experiences. Additionally, I am trained in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to enhance the therapeutic process.
My primary interest in therapy has been helping people discover and be their true "self." This involves examining who you truly are, the relationships you're in, and identifying barriers that hinder you from achieving the life you desire. I view therapy as a self-discovery journey—an attentive and supportive exploration of your actions, thoughts, emotions, and relationships, influenced by your life experiences. Additionally, I am trained in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to enhance the therapeutic process.
(786) 507-8661 View (786) 507-8661
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Dr. Jody Gross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33140
It’s tough when your mind becomes a place you’d rather escape from. That voice in your head is increasingly negative and you just don’t feel like yourself anymore. Stressors are starting to build up and relationships are beginning to suffer. It takes so much energy to put on a good face, when you are just barely holding it together on the inside. What’s more, it feels like no one around you is struggling as much as you. But you are not alone. There is a space where you can be heard and understood without judgment. Whether you're in crisis, feeling stuck, or simply seeking growth, therapy can help.
It’s tough when your mind becomes a place you’d rather escape from. That voice in your head is increasingly negative and you just don’t feel like yourself anymore. Stressors are starting to build up and relationships are beginning to suffer. It takes so much energy to put on a good face, when you are just barely holding it together on the inside. What’s more, it feels like no one around you is struggling as much as you. But you are not alone. There is a space where you can be heard and understood without judgment. Whether you're in crisis, feeling stuck, or simply seeking growth, therapy can help.
(786) 882-9787 View (786) 882-9787
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Erika B. Smith
Counselor, LMHC, CCP, CHT
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139
I have over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. My experience spans from working with people with acquired disabilities, to substance abuse, veterans/ first responders, and life coaching. I have a passion for helping a client use their belief system to work through challenges moving them toward their desired place.
I have over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. My experience spans from working with people with acquired disabilities, to substance abuse, veterans/ first responders, and life coaching. I have a passion for helping a client use their belief system to work through challenges moving them toward their desired place.
(305) 916-4180 View (305) 916-4180
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Daisy Papp
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139
You need help now? I help you independently of your financial/social background, age, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Are you looking for immediate changes, are eager to live your life free of past trauma, stress, hurt, anger, abuse, anxiety, grief, loss, jealousy, repeating patterns, bad habits, etc.? Do you want to get where you want to be in life, eliminate what's holding you back from success and living a content life? YOU are the perfect client I can successfully help. CALL or email NOW to book your individual FREE 15 minutes consultation! Ich helfe Ihnen, wenn Sie Deutsch sprechen. Magyar nyelven is ajánlok konzultaciót.
You need help now? I help you independently of your financial/social background, age, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Are you looking for immediate changes, are eager to live your life free of past trauma, stress, hurt, anger, abuse, anxiety, grief, loss, jealousy, repeating patterns, bad habits, etc.? Do you want to get where you want to be in life, eliminate what's holding you back from success and living a content life? YOU are the perfect client I can successfully help. CALL or email NOW to book your individual FREE 15 minutes consultation! Ich helfe Ihnen, wenn Sie Deutsch sprechen. Magyar nyelven is ajánlok konzultaciót.
(305) 834-4575 View (305) 834-4575
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Laura S Olivos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Welcome! I pride myself in providing child & adolescent specific care that heavily emphasizes family engagement. I find more optimal outcomes in my work when parents are willing to become vulnerable and connect with their children. Too often, we become focused on what children are not doing right and on their pathology that we lose sight of the things they are good at and the things that make them precious and unique. I teach parents how to harness their children's strengths to aid them in overcoming their struggles. The heart of this work lies in connection. If a child does not feel connected and safe, they will not heal.
Welcome! I pride myself in providing child & adolescent specific care that heavily emphasizes family engagement. I find more optimal outcomes in my work when parents are willing to become vulnerable and connect with their children. Too often, we become focused on what children are not doing right and on their pathology that we lose sight of the things they are good at and the things that make them precious and unique. I teach parents how to harness their children's strengths to aid them in overcoming their struggles. The heart of this work lies in connection. If a child does not feel connected and safe, they will not heal.
(305) 792-8168 View (305) 792-8168
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Rivkah H. Simon
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Maximize your potential! Sadness, depression,anxiety, adjustment or performance stress? Let"s reach your goals. Using therapeutic tools/ coaching techniques that have been part of my practice for 20 years,working together, we can achieve the best YOU possible. Each person that walks into my office is a unique individual and I create a treatment plan based on their needs, goals, and experiences. I utilize a combination of psychodynamic listening with practical techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, active listening, coaching and EMDR (for past or current trauma). I have extensive experience with eating disorders, depression and anxiety.
Maximize your potential! Sadness, depression,anxiety, adjustment or performance stress? Let"s reach your goals. Using therapeutic tools/ coaching techniques that have been part of my practice for 20 years,working together, we can achieve the best YOU possible. Each person that walks into my office is a unique individual and I create a treatment plan based on their needs, goals, and experiences. I utilize a combination of psychodynamic listening with practical techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, active listening, coaching and EMDR (for past or current trauma). I have extensive experience with eating disorders, depression and anxiety.
(786) 453-8141 View (786) 453-8141
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Mind Therapy
Counselor, LCSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
Mind Therapy is dedicated to help people overcome obstacles and empower them to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. We specialize in substance use and general mental health for adults and teens and focus on compassionate care while teaching skills and techniques to manage challenges.
Mind Therapy is dedicated to help people overcome obstacles and empower them to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. We specialize in substance use and general mental health for adults and teens and focus on compassionate care while teaching skills and techniques to manage challenges.
(929) 284-2581 View (929) 284-2581
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Dr. Erin Demirjian
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Whether I see you face to face in my office or tele heath (video or phone) I take an individual approach to working with each of my clients to address their specific needs and challenges. I am extremely approachable and sincerely care about helping you gain clarity and insight while progressing towards developing the skills necessary to independently problem solve in the future. Regardless of age we all have stressors, challenges, troubles, or a past that needs some attention. My past experiences have allowed me to extensively work with different treatment methods in various settings.
Whether I see you face to face in my office or tele heath (video or phone) I take an individual approach to working with each of my clients to address their specific needs and challenges. I am extremely approachable and sincerely care about helping you gain clarity and insight while progressing towards developing the skills necessary to independently problem solve in the future. Regardless of age we all have stressors, challenges, troubles, or a past that needs some attention. My past experiences have allowed me to extensively work with different treatment methods in various settings.
(305) 770-6664 View (305) 770-6664
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Dr. Nicholas Ruben Scheidt
Psychologist, MS, PsyD, AADP, NRHSP, Doctor
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Are you feeling stuck, unable to move forward because of the challenges in your life? Let me help you to put the pieces back together in your life and move towards what is most meaningful for you. I've served our community for over fifteen years helping people improve their lives at my Lincoln Road office. With training and experience serving diverse populations providing therapy in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, I strive to help clients gain a better understanding of the difficulties they face and to provide them with tools they can utilize to help them make lifelong changes.
Are you feeling stuck, unable to move forward because of the challenges in your life? Let me help you to put the pieces back together in your life and move towards what is most meaningful for you. I've served our community for over fifteen years helping people improve their lives at my Lincoln Road office. With training and experience serving diverse populations providing therapy in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, I strive to help clients gain a better understanding of the difficulties they face and to provide them with tools they can utilize to help them make lifelong changes.
(786) 837-6649 View (786) 837-6649
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Ana Gouvea
Counselor, LMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33141  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Ph.D. in Linguistics. I have certifications in Trauma treatment and in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness for treating Children and Teens. I have experience in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, domestic violence, grief, abuse, ADHD, anger issues, self-esteem, and stress management. I offer respectful culturally-sensitive counseling services in different languages to individuals, couples and families with the aim of promoting self-growth, balance, empowerment, quality of life, and well being.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Ph.D. in Linguistics. I have certifications in Trauma treatment and in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness for treating Children and Teens. I have experience in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, domestic violence, grief, abuse, ADHD, anger issues, self-esteem, and stress management. I offer respectful culturally-sensitive counseling services in different languages to individuals, couples and families with the aim of promoting self-growth, balance, empowerment, quality of life, and well being.
(786) 613-4468 View (786) 613-4468
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Saimir Thano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33109
Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals.
Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals.
(949) 312-5747 View (949) 312-5747
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Crystal Perdue, Therapy and Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Want change, fear discomfort? Lacking confidence to move forward in achieving your goals? Uncertain where to begin in creating a routine with healthy habits? I can help you by teaching you skills to communicate with confidence and assertion, which will allow you to accomplish your goals and make decisions based on your strengths, not fear. I will help you establish healthy lifestyle habits that will be long-lasting. You will begin recognizing negative thinking patterns that are creating obstacles in achieving your goals, replacing them with accurate thoughts with a positive spin allowing you to present a better version of yourself.
Want change, fear discomfort? Lacking confidence to move forward in achieving your goals? Uncertain where to begin in creating a routine with healthy habits? I can help you by teaching you skills to communicate with confidence and assertion, which will allow you to accomplish your goals and make decisions based on your strengths, not fear. I will help you establish healthy lifestyle habits that will be long-lasting. You will begin recognizing negative thinking patterns that are creating obstacles in achieving your goals, replacing them with accurate thoughts with a positive spin allowing you to present a better version of yourself.
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Silvia Schnopp
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCP
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33141
In-person in Miami Beach. Online in the rest of Florida and Kansas. Clients describe me as authentic, straightforward, empathetic, nurturing, and easy to talk to. Do you feel like you “know” what you “should” do to improve your life, but just can’t seem to be able to do it? Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety and stress, unable to relax and focus? Do you feel like your past experiences prevent you from moving forward and enjoying life? If so, therapy may be a good option. While it can be daunting to start the process and seek help, it can truly be life-changing. Finding the right therapist is very important in this journey.
In-person in Miami Beach. Online in the rest of Florida and Kansas. Clients describe me as authentic, straightforward, empathetic, nurturing, and easy to talk to. Do you feel like you “know” what you “should” do to improve your life, but just can’t seem to be able to do it? Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety and stress, unable to relax and focus? Do you feel like your past experiences prevent you from moving forward and enjoying life? If so, therapy may be a good option. While it can be daunting to start the process and seek help, it can truly be life-changing. Finding the right therapist is very important in this journey.
(305) 842-8449 View (305) 842-8449

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Miami Beach, FL

300+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Miami Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Miami Beach, FL see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Miami Beach?

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.