Therapists in Orlando, FL

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Connected Counseling Orlando
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RPT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32837
I believe that we can only be seen and healed within the context of relationships. My passion is to serve my clients by providing them with the tools and resources needed to live an abundant life and maintain healthy relationships. Marriage, parenting, blended families, adoption, relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, and stress can become challenging. My job as your therapist is to guide and support you on your healing journey towards living an abundant life.
I believe that we can only be seen and healed within the context of relationships. My passion is to serve my clients by providing them with the tools and resources needed to live an abundant life and maintain healthy relationships. Marriage, parenting, blended families, adoption, relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, and stress can become challenging. My job as your therapist is to guide and support you on your healing journey towards living an abundant life.
(321) 415-3261 View (321) 415-3261
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Jessica Zavala
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32810
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am a therapist accepting new clients in Orlando, FL. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents to offer hope and helping clients achieve their personal goals. I offer help with a variety of situations including trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, impulse control, ADHD, and relationships. My goals is to create a caring welcoming environment for each individual client to feel safe to pursue healing and personal health and growth. I am also happy to integrate a faith-based approach if requested as this is often a source of strength and guidance as evidenced in my own life and professional experience.
Hello! I am a therapist accepting new clients in Orlando, FL. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents to offer hope and helping clients achieve their personal goals. I offer help with a variety of situations including trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, impulse control, ADHD, and relationships. My goals is to create a caring welcoming environment for each individual client to feel safe to pursue healing and personal health and growth. I am also happy to integrate a faith-based approach if requested as this is often a source of strength and guidance as evidenced in my own life and professional experience.
(689) 407-2090 View (689) 407-2090
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Anne Beverly Chow
Counselor, EdS, LPC, LMHC
Verified
20 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32819  (Online Only)
My typical client works hard, loves deeply, and gives so much, that there is little capacity left for self. If you're overwhelmed, and caught up in trying to be the perfect employee, partner, parent, sibling, or friend, please consider getting in touch. Let's find a better balance, a path forward, and the ability to voice your needs and wants in a way that creates win-win situations for you and your surrounding circle.
My typical client works hard, loves deeply, and gives so much, that there is little capacity left for self. If you're overwhelmed, and caught up in trying to be the perfect employee, partner, parent, sibling, or friend, please consider getting in touch. Let's find a better balance, a path forward, and the ability to voice your needs and wants in a way that creates win-win situations for you and your surrounding circle.
(321) 218-5807 View (321) 218-5807
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Tara Melvin Jr
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RCMHCI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32817  (Online Only)
Tara Melvin Jr (she/her/hers) is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern at The Meaningful Life Center, LLC and has earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Rowan University. Tara desires to utilize a holistic approach to help, empower, and teach clients to have an enriched life. She also utilizes an integrative approach with clients which can include pulling techniques from DBT, Narrative, CPT, ACT, CBT, Humanistic, and Bibliotherapeutic approaches to help clients with their life journey and meet their needs.
Tara Melvin Jr (she/her/hers) is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern at The Meaningful Life Center, LLC and has earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Rowan University. Tara desires to utilize a holistic approach to help, empower, and teach clients to have an enriched life. She also utilizes an integrative approach with clients which can include pulling techniques from DBT, Narrative, CPT, ACT, CBT, Humanistic, and Bibliotherapeutic approaches to help clients with their life journey and meet their needs.
(407) 606-6681 View (407) 606-6681
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Rebecca White
Counselor, MA , LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32810
Do you always feel like you keep messing up? Keep making the same mistakes over and over again? Are wondering why you just can't get it right? I'm here to tell you you're not hopeless. You can do things differently to get what you want. But you can't keep doing the same thing and hope for things to change. Here's the truth: chances are you haven't learned the skills you need to have a fulfilling relationship where you feel heard and understood. Your disappointment and hurt show up as anger and rage. You've lived a life of settling for whatever fell in your lap and realize that's not going to cut it anymore.
Do you always feel like you keep messing up? Keep making the same mistakes over and over again? Are wondering why you just can't get it right? I'm here to tell you you're not hopeless. You can do things differently to get what you want. But you can't keep doing the same thing and hope for things to change. Here's the truth: chances are you haven't learned the skills you need to have a fulfilling relationship where you feel heard and understood. Your disappointment and hurt show up as anger and rage. You've lived a life of settling for whatever fell in your lap and realize that's not going to cut it anymore.
(321) 334-2175 View (321) 334-2175
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Anchored Therapeutic Services
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32828
Everyone goes through a period in their life where they could benefit from extended support. Sometimes having a neutral party to process events with and who can offer unbiased suggestions can be crucial to helping, whether you'd like to improve an area of your self or life, cope with anxiety or depression, or recover from a traumatic event. I have had the privilege of working in mental health since 2009 in a variety of settings. I have worked inpatient, outpatient, in residential treatment, as a life coach, and with incarcerated individuals and have loved each opportunity.
Everyone goes through a period in their life where they could benefit from extended support. Sometimes having a neutral party to process events with and who can offer unbiased suggestions can be crucial to helping, whether you'd like to improve an area of your self or life, cope with anxiety or depression, or recover from a traumatic event. I have had the privilege of working in mental health since 2009 in a variety of settings. I have worked inpatient, outpatient, in residential treatment, as a life coach, and with incarcerated individuals and have loved each opportunity.
(239) 431-3175 View (239) 431-3175
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Cloteal Simone Lee
Counselor, MSCP, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32803
My name is Cloteal Lee and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have over 14 years of experience working with a diverse population of individuals who have found themselves struggling in some capacity. It is sometimes hard to open up and discuss your innermost thoughts and feelings. However, once the rapport is established you'll begin to feel more comfortable. I work with individuals to help them explore and process their feelings which will improve everyday living.
My name is Cloteal Lee and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have over 14 years of experience working with a diverse population of individuals who have found themselves struggling in some capacity. It is sometimes hard to open up and discuss your innermost thoughts and feelings. However, once the rapport is established you'll begin to feel more comfortable. I work with individuals to help them explore and process their feelings which will improve everyday living.
(850) 583-9103 View (850) 583-9103
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Christian Guirado
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified
Orlando, FL 32827
I am a student intern from Wake Forest University, and I am completing my internship with LifeStance. I focus on creating a welcoming and warm environment in order to foster a strong relationship with my clients. I strive to be culturally aware and sensitive to ensure that my clients can feel open to discuss pertinent topics with me in a non-judgmental environment. I have worked with both children and adults on a variety of topics. When not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog, going to Disney and cooking.
I am a student intern from Wake Forest University, and I am completing my internship with LifeStance. I focus on creating a welcoming and warm environment in order to foster a strong relationship with my clients. I strive to be culturally aware and sensitive to ensure that my clients can feel open to discuss pertinent topics with me in a non-judgmental environment. I have worked with both children and adults on a variety of topics. When not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog, going to Disney and cooking.
(321) 450-9597 View (321) 450-9597
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Mindful-Latinx Llc -Lorieann Heredia-Solano
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ADHD, -CCSP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32832  (Online Only)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor from Puerto Rico practicing in Florida, USA. I completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology at The Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. In addition to my education, I'm an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) with certifications in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and The Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC). My primary language is Spanish, but I'm also fluent in English.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor from Puerto Rico practicing in Florida, USA. I completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology at The Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. In addition to my education, I'm an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) with certifications in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and The Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC). My primary language is Spanish, but I'm also fluent in English.
(321) 384-3240 View (321) 384-3240
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Georgina Ascue
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
Orlando, FL 32827  (Online Only)
As your therapist it is my goal to support you and push you to be mentally healthy. I provide a safe and therapeutic environment so you can better grow as an individual. I specialize in working with women, adolescents and families. I believe in taking a solution focused approach to therapy. I have experience in working with many different modalities including (but not limited to) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). I believe in meeting you where you are at so that you can have success in your therapeutic journey.
As your therapist it is my goal to support you and push you to be mentally healthy. I provide a safe and therapeutic environment so you can better grow as an individual. I specialize in working with women, adolescents and families. I believe in taking a solution focused approach to therapy. I have experience in working with many different modalities including (but not limited to) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). I believe in meeting you where you are at so that you can have success in your therapeutic journey.
(321) 499-9567 View (321) 499-9567
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Sarah Zhang Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you should be further along in life by now? As an Asian American, you feel unsatisfied with where you are currently at in life, but you don't know where you should be headed. You might even feel like you lack the confidence to pursue your dreams. Maybe you struggle with finding yourself again after having baby.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you should be further along in life by now? As an Asian American, you feel unsatisfied with where you are currently at in life, but you don't know where you should be headed. You might even feel like you lack the confidence to pursue your dreams. Maybe you struggle with finding yourself again after having baby.
(321) 415-9695 View (321) 415-9695
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Joan M Lampkin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
When Human beings Experience trauma or severe stressors, it’s not uncommon for their lives to unravel. With great passion to help bring healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences, attention deficit, obsessive thinking, anxiety, and/or depression. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and EMDR trained, I specializing in individual and family therapy with over 8 years of experience, I work to help clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.
When Human beings Experience trauma or severe stressors, it’s not uncommon for their lives to unravel. With great passion to help bring healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences, attention deficit, obsessive thinking, anxiety, and/or depression. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and EMDR trained, I specializing in individual and family therapy with over 8 years of experience, I work to help clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.
(321) 616-8724 View (321) 616-8724
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Sharkey Supportive Solutions LLC - Matthew Sharkey
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
My name is Dr. Matthew Sharkey and I provide psychological testing services with a specific focus on ADHD psychological testing, pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluations, and fitness for duty evaluations. In recognizing the challenges of accessing timely psychological testing services, I have made it a cornerstone of my work and practice to ensure that each evaluation is conducted efficiently, and you have timely access to the testing results. I have a deep appreciation of the importance of a swift diagnoses and treatment plans given their potential to ignite and facilitate transformative change and personal growth.
My name is Dr. Matthew Sharkey and I provide psychological testing services with a specific focus on ADHD psychological testing, pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluations, and fitness for duty evaluations. In recognizing the challenges of accessing timely psychological testing services, I have made it a cornerstone of my work and practice to ensure that each evaluation is conducted efficiently, and you have timely access to the testing results. I have a deep appreciation of the importance of a swift diagnoses and treatment plans given their potential to ignite and facilitate transformative change and personal growth.
(321) 414-4326 View (321) 414-4326
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Jermesha Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Orlando, FL 32810  (Online Only)
Jermesha Powell is a passionate therapist who prides herself on her authenticity and her ability to develop innovative strategies to meet the needs of the client. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults to address concerns related to emotional regulation to allow them to improve their engagement in daily activities (work, school and relationships). For children, these concerns can often align with diagnoses of ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. For adolescents and adults, these concerns can often align with symptoms of Anxiety, Depression and PTSD.
Jermesha Powell is a passionate therapist who prides herself on her authenticity and her ability to develop innovative strategies to meet the needs of the client. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults to address concerns related to emotional regulation to allow them to improve their engagement in daily activities (work, school and relationships). For children, these concerns can often align with diagnoses of ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. For adolescents and adults, these concerns can often align with symptoms of Anxiety, Depression and PTSD.
(321) 459-6105 View (321) 459-6105
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Roberto Katz
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CTTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32814
Are you finding it hard to make the changes that you need? Maybe you are lacking the tools or insight to why your attempts at change aren’t lasting? Or you are having a difficult time seeing how positive change can even take place? We all struggle to make long lasting improvements in our life if we continue to repeat the same patterns. As a result, we are unsure how to make long-term change for ourselves. Roberto Katz, M.A is a bilingual therapist (English/Spanish) that can help you see and do things in a different way.
Are you finding it hard to make the changes that you need? Maybe you are lacking the tools or insight to why your attempts at change aren’t lasting? Or you are having a difficult time seeing how positive change can even take place? We all struggle to make long lasting improvements in our life if we continue to repeat the same patterns. As a result, we are unsure how to make long-term change for ourselves. Roberto Katz, M.A is a bilingual therapist (English/Spanish) that can help you see and do things in a different way.
(407) 250-8693 View (407) 250-8693
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Total Health Guidance
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32819
If you are looking for an empathetic approach while also exploring solutions to your life challenges then please allow me the opportunity to walk the journey with you in a collaborative manner. Whether your life challenges are with personal, relational or professional goals you will receive from me a non-judgmental approach, high energy and enthusiasm on exploring those possible solutions. Our goal at Total Health Guidance is to provide sustainable relief and freedom to every client.
If you are looking for an empathetic approach while also exploring solutions to your life challenges then please allow me the opportunity to walk the journey with you in a collaborative manner. Whether your life challenges are with personal, relational or professional goals you will receive from me a non-judgmental approach, high energy and enthusiasm on exploring those possible solutions. Our goal at Total Health Guidance is to provide sustainable relief and freedom to every client.
(321) 334-3167 View (321) 334-3167
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Julia Lynn Lloyd
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified
Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to manage your anxiety or depression? Do you struggle with perfectionism or low self-esteem? Maybe you just need to process your stuff! Anyone is susceptible to becoming stuck, lost, feeling numb, or not feeling authentic with who they are. You don’t have to stay there. By working together, we can hone in on your strengths to find solutions, reflect on your present and past to find peace and healing, and set goals that further you to achieve restoration, access clarity, and embrace new knowledge that can equip you to embrace life more fully.
Are you struggling to manage your anxiety or depression? Do you struggle with perfectionism or low self-esteem? Maybe you just need to process your stuff! Anyone is susceptible to becoming stuck, lost, feeling numb, or not feeling authentic with who they are. You don’t have to stay there. By working together, we can hone in on your strengths to find solutions, reflect on your present and past to find peace and healing, and set goals that further you to achieve restoration, access clarity, and embrace new knowledge that can equip you to embrace life more fully.
(407) 979-8429 View (407) 979-8429
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Tomeccia Maxwell
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32835  (Online Only)
Tomeccia therapy style is helping others find themselves and grow mentally. She is versed in issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, trauma, addictions, self-esteem. Its her goal to grow individuals from the inside out, by allowing them learn and build the proper skills to understand their mental health while growing through healthy parts of themselves. Tomeccia approach is motivated by the solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral, and rational- emotive therapy. Her ability to transform the minds of others while helping them understand their mental health has been her biggest success as a therapist.
Tomeccia therapy style is helping others find themselves and grow mentally. She is versed in issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, trauma, addictions, self-esteem. Its her goal to grow individuals from the inside out, by allowing them learn and build the proper skills to understand their mental health while growing through healthy parts of themselves. Tomeccia approach is motivated by the solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral, and rational- emotive therapy. Her ability to transform the minds of others while helping them understand their mental health has been her biggest success as a therapist.
(407) 759-3212 View (407) 759-3212
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Emily Green
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32803
EMDR, ADULTS, PREMARITAL, COLLEGE STUDENTS, SENIORS. If you’re exhausted from trying to keep it together, feel like you just can’t anymore, or feel burdened by crushing emotions, I’d love to help you not only survive this difficult chapter but grow through it too. When you're overwhelmed by times of stress, heartache or unexpected change getting support is a powerful step in the right direction. I hope you’ll take that next step with me. Giving teens and adults a safe, supportive environment where they can do the inner work needed to heal and grow from their most distressing experiences and limiting beliefs is my goal.
EMDR, ADULTS, PREMARITAL, COLLEGE STUDENTS, SENIORS. If you’re exhausted from trying to keep it together, feel like you just can’t anymore, or feel burdened by crushing emotions, I’d love to help you not only survive this difficult chapter but grow through it too. When you're overwhelmed by times of stress, heartache or unexpected change getting support is a powerful step in the right direction. I hope you’ll take that next step with me. Giving teens and adults a safe, supportive environment where they can do the inner work needed to heal and grow from their most distressing experiences and limiting beliefs is my goal.
(407) 214-4372 View (407) 214-4372
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Serenity Life Counseling Center - Medical Center
Counselor, MS, LMHC, QS-MHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32803
I have worked as a Clinical Psychotherapist helping Addiction, bipolar, schizophrenic, and mental health challenged individuals using positive reinforcement, assertive training, and other behavioral methods to help clients become more independent. "I love working with the family".  For many years I have worked as an IOP Mental Health clinician where I excel at dynamic integrated treatment groups. My many clinical experiences have encouraged me to develop my theory Belief - Action - Discipline.
I have worked as a Clinical Psychotherapist helping Addiction, bipolar, schizophrenic, and mental health challenged individuals using positive reinforcement, assertive training, and other behavioral methods to help clients become more independent. "I love working with the family".  For many years I have worked as an IOP Mental Health clinician where I excel at dynamic integrated treatment groups. My many clinical experiences have encouraged me to develop my theory Belief - Action - Discipline.
(321) 710-9879 View (321) 710-9879

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Number of Therapists in Orlando, FL

2,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Orlando, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Orlando, FL see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Orlando?

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.