Therapists in Minneola, FL

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Christine T Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Minneola, FL 34715
I have been working in this field for over twenty two years, and I truly enjoy helping people to improve their lives. I assess the needs of the individual, couple, and/or family, and work with them in a creative way to guide and support a person's committment for change. Everyone has different challenges in their life, and at times it is difficult to manage those transitions individually. I encourage clients to improve communication, rebuild healthy relationships, and increase a person's coping skills after they experienced a life changing event or transition.
I have been working in this field for over twenty two years, and I truly enjoy helping people to improve their lives. I assess the needs of the individual, couple, and/or family, and work with them in a creative way to guide and support a person's committment for change. Everyone has different challenges in their life, and at times it is difficult to manage those transitions individually. I encourage clients to improve communication, rebuild healthy relationships, and increase a person's coping skills after they experienced a life changing event or transition.
(407) 395-4330 View (407) 395-4330
Photo of Tonya Rowe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minneola, FL
Tonya Rowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
Taking the first step to seeking help can be difficult and trigger many emotions. You may be asking yourself, how did I get here? You may be struggling with anxiety, anger, self-esteem or relationship issues. One of my roles as a therapist is to help my clients find balance as well as the courage and strength they already possess.
Taking the first step to seeking help can be difficult and trigger many emotions. You may be asking yourself, how did I get here? You may be struggling with anxiety, anger, self-esteem or relationship issues. One of my roles as a therapist is to help my clients find balance as well as the courage and strength they already possess.
(352) 227-1691 View (352) 227-1691
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Daniel Andrew Ivey
Counselor, MDiv, MA, BCCC
Verified
Minneola, FL 34715  (Online Only)
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and really work hard for your results? Because I'm ready for you! I show up with passion, care, and expertise. All I ask of you is this, show up with the boldness to be honest and truthful about anything and everything that bothers you, concerns you, anything you need to get off of your chest or anything you need to explore in your mind. If you ever feel like you're dumping on me, then you're doing a good job! I'm ready and here to listen, and help you discern your own journey. I have one agenda and one agenda only: to help you live your best life to the fullest, according to your terms.
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and really work hard for your results? Because I'm ready for you! I show up with passion, care, and expertise. All I ask of you is this, show up with the boldness to be honest and truthful about anything and everything that bothers you, concerns you, anything you need to get off of your chest or anything you need to explore in your mind. If you ever feel like you're dumping on me, then you're doing a good job! I'm ready and here to listen, and help you discern your own journey. I have one agenda and one agenda only: to help you live your best life to the fullest, according to your terms.
(352) 329-3551 View (352) 329-3551
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Breckin Crowley
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
I'm an open and judgment-free counselor whose goal is to collaborate with clients to help them discover more about themselves & navigate through difficult times. I use an integrative approach when working with clients and believe that the client knows best in regard to their needs. I support individuals navigating their personal journeys, whether that be dealing with gender identity, affectional orientation, addiction, reentry support, depression, etc.… My passions include working with adolescent and adult transgender, genderqueer individuals, and individuals who are reentering society after being in prison or jail.
I'm an open and judgment-free counselor whose goal is to collaborate with clients to help them discover more about themselves & navigate through difficult times. I use an integrative approach when working with clients and believe that the client knows best in regard to their needs. I support individuals navigating their personal journeys, whether that be dealing with gender identity, affectional orientation, addiction, reentry support, depression, etc.… My passions include working with adolescent and adult transgender, genderqueer individuals, and individuals who are reentering society after being in prison or jail.
(850) 307-5780 View (850) 307-5780
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Melisa F. Restrepo
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who works from a relational and strength-based perspective; providing clients with a safe space for collaboration to identify strategies that help overcome difficulties that bring them to therapy. My focus is on working with children/families dealing with relational and developmental issues, as well as with trauma, anxiety, and behavioral difficulties. My experience and your knowledge about your child will allow us to successfully navigate difficult transitions, developmental challenges, as well as marked behavioral and/or emotional difficulties that your child might be presenting.
I am a bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who works from a relational and strength-based perspective; providing clients with a safe space for collaboration to identify strategies that help overcome difficulties that bring them to therapy. My focus is on working with children/families dealing with relational and developmental issues, as well as with trauma, anxiety, and behavioral difficulties. My experience and your knowledge about your child will allow us to successfully navigate difficult transitions, developmental challenges, as well as marked behavioral and/or emotional difficulties that your child might be presenting.
(407) 499-5690 View (407) 499-5690
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John Geron Rogers
Counselor, MDiv, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
A counseling relationship is essentially a sacred trust. I believe in my clients & try to serve as a guide to help them find answers & solutions that already lie within them. I believe there's no room for judgement, criticism, or condemnation in the healing process & strive to walk alongside clients in a compassionate journey that ultimately leads to better health, a better life, & a better self. My goal is to go beyond the superficial & assist clients in reaching their deepest potential, thereby releasing the unique power that ultimately leads to the positive resolution of their challenges.
A counseling relationship is essentially a sacred trust. I believe in my clients & try to serve as a guide to help them find answers & solutions that already lie within them. I believe there's no room for judgement, criticism, or condemnation in the healing process & strive to walk alongside clients in a compassionate journey that ultimately leads to better health, a better life, & a better self. My goal is to go beyond the superficial & assist clients in reaching their deepest potential, thereby releasing the unique power that ultimately leads to the positive resolution of their challenges.
(352) 353-2991 View (352) 353-2991
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Ami Crowley
Counselor, BC-TMH, ICADC, MCAP, ACS, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
Not accepting new clients
As an integrative therapist, I approach treatment from a multi-dimensional, non-judgmental perspective. I believe in allowing the client to guide as they best know the issues they face daily, as well as what has/has not worked in the past. The office provides clients an atmosphere of acceptance and safety, knowing they are meeting with a qualified professional who is interested in helping them become the best they can be, with care and compassion in a collaborative relationship where personal growth is the priority. I offer online therapy for those who prefer it. Our office is a Safe Zone for LGBTQ. We also offer online counseling.
As an integrative therapist, I approach treatment from a multi-dimensional, non-judgmental perspective. I believe in allowing the client to guide as they best know the issues they face daily, as well as what has/has not worked in the past. The office provides clients an atmosphere of acceptance and safety, knowing they are meeting with a qualified professional who is interested in helping them become the best they can be, with care and compassion in a collaborative relationship where personal growth is the priority. I offer online therapy for those who prefer it. Our office is a Safe Zone for LGBTQ. We also offer online counseling.
(717) 459-4637 View (717) 459-4637
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Leslie Riccaboni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Minneola, FL 34715
Leslie Riccaboni is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is positive, calming, and understanding. She provides treatment in counseling for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Leslie specializes in children's trauma, co-parenting and family issues, women's health, and treats a wide variety of mental health and behavioral issues. I am here to help you find solutions, positive goal-focused outcomes, and healing by providing a safe environment and unique methods tailored to the individual and family system.
Leslie Riccaboni is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is positive, calming, and understanding. She provides treatment in counseling for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Leslie specializes in children's trauma, co-parenting and family issues, women's health, and treats a wide variety of mental health and behavioral issues. I am here to help you find solutions, positive goal-focused outcomes, and healing by providing a safe environment and unique methods tailored to the individual and family system.
(352) 414-5802 View (352) 414-5802
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Dale Budha-Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715  (Online Only)
All people are welcome! I am looking forward to learning about what brought you and how I can be of help. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years in counseling between NYC and FL. If you are suffering from past or present life events or relationships that still disturb your thoughts, feelings or decisions reach out to me. If your troubles are more inner conflicts then lets make a real effort to balance the inner and outer worlds. No matter how simple or complex your needs might be, you are worth it. There is much to discover. Let go of fear & doubt. Reach your true potential. Take a chance. Find your truth.
All people are welcome! I am looking forward to learning about what brought you and how I can be of help. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years in counseling between NYC and FL. If you are suffering from past or present life events or relationships that still disturb your thoughts, feelings or decisions reach out to me. If your troubles are more inner conflicts then lets make a real effort to balance the inner and outer worlds. No matter how simple or complex your needs might be, you are worth it. There is much to discover. Let go of fear & doubt. Reach your true potential. Take a chance. Find your truth.
(352) 306-3446 View (352) 306-3446
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Healing Wounds Healthcare, LLC
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NCC, BCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
At Healing Wounds Healthcare, we believe trauma is at the heart of most mental health concerns. Trauma is an emotional wound that can cause intense physical and psychological distress. Trauma survivors often feel alone and may feel like they are “damaged goods" - like hope is beyond reach. You are not alone. Healing is possible. Our mission is to provide clients with trauma-sensitive care from beginning to end, and our heart is to walk with you through your wellness journey.
At Healing Wounds Healthcare, we believe trauma is at the heart of most mental health concerns. Trauma is an emotional wound that can cause intense physical and psychological distress. Trauma survivors often feel alone and may feel like they are “damaged goods" - like hope is beyond reach. You are not alone. Healing is possible. Our mission is to provide clients with trauma-sensitive care from beginning to end, and our heart is to walk with you through your wellness journey.
(321) 204-1106 View (321) 204-1106
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Paula Sarai Navarro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715  (Online Only)
I am bilingual and I speak English and Spanish. I use EMDR, ART, RTM, MESE, and NLP modalities to decrease trauma, depression, anxiety, and crisis. I use Emotional Focus therapy to increase connection and intimacy in couples and families. If you are questioning your relationships, I can help get to a healthy goal. If you are in a strained relationship, like a separation or going through a divorce, we can work together to transition back into a healthy lifestyle or start one. I work with individuals with trauma in youth, sexual abuse, and or toxic relationships in building positive coping skills from PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
I am bilingual and I speak English and Spanish. I use EMDR, ART, RTM, MESE, and NLP modalities to decrease trauma, depression, anxiety, and crisis. I use Emotional Focus therapy to increase connection and intimacy in couples and families. If you are questioning your relationships, I can help get to a healthy goal. If you are in a strained relationship, like a separation or going through a divorce, we can work together to transition back into a healthy lifestyle or start one. I work with individuals with trauma in youth, sexual abuse, and or toxic relationships in building positive coping skills from PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
(407) 641-3415 View (407) 641-3415
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Andrea Bouvier
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, LMHC
Verified
Minneola, FL 34715
I am a Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) therapist. ART is an innovative and evidence-based psychotherapy approach designed to help individuals rapidly resolve and overcome the effects of trauma and distressing experiences in as quick as one session. One of the key features of ART is its ability to provide a swift resolution to traumatic memories without the need for individuals to relive or retell their stories. It is particularly appealing to those who may find traditional talk therapies challenging or time-consuming. ART can be used for a variety of problems such as PTSD, OCD, addictions, anxiety, depression, and grief.
I am a Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) therapist. ART is an innovative and evidence-based psychotherapy approach designed to help individuals rapidly resolve and overcome the effects of trauma and distressing experiences in as quick as one session. One of the key features of ART is its ability to provide a swift resolution to traumatic memories without the need for individuals to relive or retell their stories. It is particularly appealing to those who may find traditional talk therapies challenging or time-consuming. ART can be used for a variety of problems such as PTSD, OCD, addictions, anxiety, depression, and grief.
(863) 592-8141 View (863) 592-8141
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Ashlea E Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
I have a passion for watching people grow. I love to see people recognize patterns that are not serving them any longer, and learning new skills to meet life's challenges. My clients are seekers, and it is an honor to walk with them on their journey.
I have a passion for watching people grow. I love to see people recognize patterns that are not serving them any longer, and learning new skills to meet life's challenges. My clients are seekers, and it is an honor to walk with them on their journey.
(352) 649-3502 View (352) 649-3502
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Dr. Anna Wheatley Scarbriel
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Minneola, FL 34715
If you've come across my profile, chances are that you're feeling called to tap into a different way of understanding yourself, your relationships, and your functioning in the world around you. Whether you have a history of trauma, are experiencing specific triggering events and dynamics, or are simply looking for an emotional tune-up, the opportunity to support your healing and growth is one I do not take lightly.
If you've come across my profile, chances are that you're feeling called to tap into a different way of understanding yourself, your relationships, and your functioning in the world around you. Whether you have a history of trauma, are experiencing specific triggering events and dynamics, or are simply looking for an emotional tune-up, the opportunity to support your healing and growth is one I do not take lightly.
(352) 747-9975 View (352) 747-9975
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Kelley Replogle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
Waitlist for new clients
Are you constantly just trying to make it through the day? Hoping tomorrow will be better or less stressful? Whether this is for you, your teenager, or your child, I am here to help! I am here to walk alongside of you during this time and validate what you are feeling. I am a trauma informed counselor who works with kids, adolescents, and adults. I take a client-centered approach and focus on really getting to know the client's needs.
Are you constantly just trying to make it through the day? Hoping tomorrow will be better or less stressful? Whether this is for you, your teenager, or your child, I am here to help! I am here to walk alongside of you during this time and validate what you are feeling. I am a trauma informed counselor who works with kids, adolescents, and adults. I take a client-centered approach and focus on really getting to know the client's needs.
(352) 290-2077 View (352) 290-2077
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Viktoria Phillips
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
My goal is to create a warm, compassionate, and judgment-free environment for people to process their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. I believe that counseling should focus on a person’s strengths and be empowering. I have worked with individuals from all over the world with different religious, cultural, and family beliefs and values as they have navigated difficult and stressful life transitions. I aim to help people live happier, more fulfilled lives by supporting them on their journeys.
My goal is to create a warm, compassionate, and judgment-free environment for people to process their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. I believe that counseling should focus on a person’s strengths and be empowering. I have worked with individuals from all over the world with different religious, cultural, and family beliefs and values as they have navigated difficult and stressful life transitions. I aim to help people live happier, more fulfilled lives by supporting them on their journeys.
(321) 621-7978 View (321) 621-7978
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Samantha Fernandez
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
My ideal client is someone who is ready to do the work in therapy to recognize unhelpful patterns of behavior and thinking. They are someone who is interested in making a change, or exploring why they may behave, react, or feel a certain way.
My ideal client is someone who is ready to do the work in therapy to recognize unhelpful patterns of behavior and thinking. They are someone who is interested in making a change, or exploring why they may behave, react, or feel a certain way.
(352) 675-3976 View (352) 675-3976
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Shelly Nichole Grabiak
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI, RYT200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
Have you craved to be your truly authentic and fully expressed self? To feel more clear, conscious, and that you have more choice? To supersede unhealthy relationships, addiction, traumas, incidents, or grief that's been an obstacle? Do you want to mitigate thoughts of not being enough or not mattering that hold you back from standing for yourself, making the best choices for your health, or stepping into your highest self? How would it feel to become more aware, discerning, and empowered?... Like you have conscious choice over your actions? The highest version of yourself that will achieve your goals is possible!
Have you craved to be your truly authentic and fully expressed self? To feel more clear, conscious, and that you have more choice? To supersede unhealthy relationships, addiction, traumas, incidents, or grief that's been an obstacle? Do you want to mitigate thoughts of not being enough or not mattering that hold you back from standing for yourself, making the best choices for your health, or stepping into your highest self? How would it feel to become more aware, discerning, and empowered?... Like you have conscious choice over your actions? The highest version of yourself that will achieve your goals is possible!
(352) 405-9064 View (352) 405-9064
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Katelyn Bourque
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34715
As a Self-Proclaimed Misfits’ Therapist and LGBTQIA+ Ally, I understand the struggles of high anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression/suicidal ideation that come with living a life incongruent to one's true self. I prioritize authenticity, guiding individuals towards self-acceptance and self-expression. In my safe space, you can explore emotions, enhance self-identity, and ease spiraling thoughts. Many face these battles alone due to social anxiety, fear of judgment, or lack of support... Together, let's reduce depression, nurture self-compassion, and foster self-confidence.
As a Self-Proclaimed Misfits’ Therapist and LGBTQIA+ Ally, I understand the struggles of high anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression/suicidal ideation that come with living a life incongruent to one's true self. I prioritize authenticity, guiding individuals towards self-acceptance and self-expression. In my safe space, you can explore emotions, enhance self-identity, and ease spiraling thoughts. Many face these battles alone due to social anxiety, fear of judgment, or lack of support... Together, let's reduce depression, nurture self-compassion, and foster self-confidence.
(352) 562-7049 View (352) 562-7049
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Yumika Sparkman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneola, FL 34755
Waitlist for new clients
If you are here you have already taken the first step to seek counseling. My name is Yumika and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. There are several approaches that I utilize for therapy, but I like to access where you are and work together with you to develop the plan for obtaining your goal. I truly believe that we all have had certain experiences in our lives that have shaped the way we view, interact, and experience the world. Often times, we display difficulties in coping that hinder us from reaching our full potential and enjoying life. Counseling is one way to help you reach your full potential.
If you are here you have already taken the first step to seek counseling. My name is Yumika and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. There are several approaches that I utilize for therapy, but I like to access where you are and work together with you to develop the plan for obtaining your goal. I truly believe that we all have had certain experiences in our lives that have shaped the way we view, interact, and experience the world. Often times, we display difficulties in coping that hinder us from reaching our full potential and enjoying life. Counseling is one way to help you reach your full potential.
(407) 214-4108 View (407) 214-4108

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Number of Therapists in Minneola, FL

20+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in Minneola, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
63% Parenting
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
83% Cigna and Evernorth
52% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Minneola, FL see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Minneola?

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.