Therapists in Orlando, FL

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Photo of Emily Winters - Anchored Therapeutic Services, LMHC, NCC, Counselor
Anchored Therapeutic Services
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified 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
Photo of Grace Valentin, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Grace Valentin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
Life can be a roller coaster and I would love the opportunity to walk the journey with you. I help clients navigate all of life's ups and downs and develop healthier thought and behavior patterns utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and other modalities. I have experience in clinical settings including pediatrics, oncology, inpatient psychiatry, crisis counseling, grief/loss, and school setting. Everyone deserves to be heard and have a safe space to process their emotions. I will facilitate that safe space for you.
Life can be a roller coaster and I would love the opportunity to walk the journey with you. I help clients navigate all of life's ups and downs and develop healthier thought and behavior patterns utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and other modalities. I have experience in clinical settings including pediatrics, oncology, inpatient psychiatry, crisis counseling, grief/loss, and school setting. Everyone deserves to be heard and have a safe space to process their emotions. I will facilitate that safe space for you.
(407) 993-2416 View (407) 993-2416
Photo of Ginette Olsen - Everyone's Counseling Center, Inc., LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, MD, ARNP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Everyone's Counseling Center, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, MD, ARNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32803
Everyone's Counseling Center (ECC); A not-for-profit private practice: Our mission: To provide the highest quality of mental health guidance to individuals, couples & families, older adults & families, for grief and bereavement, crisis intervention, cultural adjustment, addictions, career & vocational testing, . Our therapists are all employees of ECC & committed spiritually by Faith & professionally licensed or in the process of licensure in the State of Florida. Therapy is provided to you regardless of creed, sexuality, ethnicity, or religious background. Our goal is to guide you and/or your family through the process of healing.
Everyone's Counseling Center (ECC); A not-for-profit private practice: Our mission: To provide the highest quality of mental health guidance to individuals, couples & families, older adults & families, for grief and bereavement, crisis intervention, cultural adjustment, addictions, career & vocational testing, . Our therapists are all employees of ECC & committed spiritually by Faith & professionally licensed or in the process of licensure in the State of Florida. Therapy is provided to you regardless of creed, sexuality, ethnicity, or religious background. Our goal is to guide you and/or your family through the process of healing.
(407) 910-1223 View (407) 910-1223
Photo of Sherika R. Johnson, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Sherika R. Johnson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32818  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm Sherika Johnson, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor here in sunny Florida. When it comes to helping my clients, I firmly believe in taking an open-minded approach to their wellness journey. I understand that each person's life is a unique tapestry woven with work, family traditions, culture, and spiritual beliefs. To support my clients effectively, I create a safe and non-judgmental environment where they can feel comfortable sharing and processing life's difficult challenges. My dedication lies in assisting others in discovering their inner strengths and conquering the obstacles that life may throw at them.
I'm Sherika Johnson, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor here in sunny Florida. When it comes to helping my clients, I firmly believe in taking an open-minded approach to their wellness journey. I understand that each person's life is a unique tapestry woven with work, family traditions, culture, and spiritual beliefs. To support my clients effectively, I create a safe and non-judgmental environment where they can feel comfortable sharing and processing life's difficult challenges. My dedication lies in assisting others in discovering their inner strengths and conquering the obstacles that life may throw at them.
(407) 809-5652 View (407) 809-5652
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Ximena E. Mejia
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32814
My goal as a psychotherapist is to create a trusting and supportive relationship in which clients can explore their experiences, create insight, and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. My therapeutic approach is integrative and informed by humanistic, psychodynamic, and family systems theories. It is also anchored by social justice, ecological, and liberation approaches.
My goal as a psychotherapist is to create a trusting and supportive relationship in which clients can explore their experiences, create insight, and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. My therapeutic approach is integrative and informed by humanistic, psychodynamic, and family systems theories. It is also anchored by social justice, ecological, and liberation approaches.
(321) 316-6930 View (321) 316-6930
Photo of Peggy Ann Kennamer-Linn, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Peggy Ann Kennamer-Linn
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32827
Therapy is equivalent to attaining your personal and professional success. In this competitive and challenging world, it is often times intimidating and frustrating to reach your goals. I am here to help you find your happiness by equipping you with an array of tools to achieve your destination. My main goal in treatment is to guide you with compassion, empathy and unconditional support. I am experienced in providing an array of services to children, adults and families experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Bipolar disorder as well as many other life struggles and issues.
Therapy is equivalent to attaining your personal and professional success. In this competitive and challenging world, it is often times intimidating and frustrating to reach your goals. I am here to help you find your happiness by equipping you with an array of tools to achieve your destination. My main goal in treatment is to guide you with compassion, empathy and unconditional support. I am experienced in providing an array of services to children, adults and families experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Bipolar disorder as well as many other life struggles and issues.
(407) 930-9841 View (407) 930-9841
Photo of Cindy Harrington Blecha, MA, LMHC, MCC, Counselor
Cindy Harrington Blecha
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32803
Starting or returning to therapy can be one of the most difficult, yet positive and rewarding decisions you make in your life. In therapy I strive to offer a safe space to gain increased self-awareness and to examine what may have you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Through the process of therapy, you can shift your current way of doing things, change life-patterns and overcome barriers that keep getting in your way. It takes courage to begin therapy, but once you make the decision, it will likely enhance your sense of self, your relationships, and your quality of life.
Starting or returning to therapy can be one of the most difficult, yet positive and rewarding decisions you make in your life. In therapy I strive to offer a safe space to gain increased self-awareness and to examine what may have you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Through the process of therapy, you can shift your current way of doing things, change life-patterns and overcome barriers that keep getting in your way. It takes courage to begin therapy, but once you make the decision, it will likely enhance your sense of self, your relationships, and your quality of life.
(407) 378-3599 View (407) 378-3599
Photo of Simone Goldberg, LMHC, MA, NCC, Counselor
Simone Goldberg
Counselor, LMHC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32819
Motherhood can be a paradoxical experience – moments of fulfillment, contentment, accompanied by lack of sleep, fear, guilt and many, many questions. Societal messages about “how a good mother should be”, mixed with transgenerational expectations and rules, idealizations, feelings of loss, self-doubt and disbelief can make you feel overwhelmed and question: “Who am I now that I have this baby?”, “Will I be a good-enough mother?”, “Will I ever be able to sleep well again?”, “What about my sexual life?”, “How can I reconcile being a partner, mother and professional”?, “Why do I feel so depressed/ sad/ anxious?”
Motherhood can be a paradoxical experience – moments of fulfillment, contentment, accompanied by lack of sleep, fear, guilt and many, many questions. Societal messages about “how a good mother should be”, mixed with transgenerational expectations and rules, idealizations, feelings of loss, self-doubt and disbelief can make you feel overwhelmed and question: “Who am I now that I have this baby?”, “Will I be a good-enough mother?”, “Will I ever be able to sleep well again?”, “What about my sexual life?”, “How can I reconcile being a partner, mother and professional”?, “Why do I feel so depressed/ sad/ anxious?”
(407) 258-2368 View (407) 258-2368
Photo of Dipti Lincoln, LMHC, MA, Counselor
Dipti Lincoln
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32835  (Online Only)
When was the last time you did something for yourself? How do you take care of yourself? If you cant think of that last time, you've come to the right place. Balance is something that we all need and sometimes feels unattainable. If you are looking for balance in your relationship, career, or just for yourself, you can be proud that you are taking the first steps in finding it. Together we can create joy in your life and make those mountainous tasks that you're facing more manageable.
When was the last time you did something for yourself? How do you take care of yourself? If you cant think of that last time, you've come to the right place. Balance is something that we all need and sometimes feels unattainable. If you are looking for balance in your relationship, career, or just for yourself, you can be proud that you are taking the first steps in finding it. Together we can create joy in your life and make those mountainous tasks that you're facing more manageable.
(407) 743-6605 View (407) 743-6605
Photo of Anna Draper, LMHC, ATR-BC, Counselor
Anna Draper
Counselor, LMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32803
Are you struggling with substance abuse? Have childhood traumas kept you from forming healthy relationships? Have anxiety and depression made it difficult to leave the house? Whether you are seeking help due to diagnosed mental illness or are just going through a hard time in life, I can help. Therapy is a partnership, where client and counselor work together to determine your needs, understand your problems, and make a plan to move forward. As an outside observer, I can point out unhealthy thinking or behavior patterns, and help you improve your quality of life.
Are you struggling with substance abuse? Have childhood traumas kept you from forming healthy relationships? Have anxiety and depression made it difficult to leave the house? Whether you are seeking help due to diagnosed mental illness or are just going through a hard time in life, I can help. Therapy is a partnership, where client and counselor work together to determine your needs, understand your problems, and make a plan to move forward. As an outside observer, I can point out unhealthy thinking or behavior patterns, and help you improve your quality of life.
(813) 437-4603 View (813) 437-4603
Photo of Jeffrey Bush, LMHC, Counselor
Jeffrey Bush
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32828
Hello, my name is Jeffrey Bush. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 8 years of clinical experience with an extensive range of clients that suffer from various issues such as Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Men's Issues, and Panic Attacks. I believe that cultivating peace inside us allows us to see things as they are. I pledge to always do my best for you.
Hello, my name is Jeffrey Bush. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 8 years of clinical experience with an extensive range of clients that suffer from various issues such as Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Men's Issues, and Panic Attacks. I believe that cultivating peace inside us allows us to see things as they are. I pledge to always do my best for you.
(954) 466-7241 View (954) 466-7241
Photo of Barbara Seifert, Ph D, LCSW, CPC
Barbara Seifert
Ph D, LCSW, CPC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32817
Got stress? Feel stuck? Do you self-sabotage? Stress, anxiety and burnout are prevalent today and for a variety of reasons. If not managed early, it can spiral out of control, leading to physical, emotional, and mental health problems. If not treated, it can leave you feeling anxious, angry, sad or depressed, and unsure of how to manage your emotions and resulting behaviors. Your relationships and quality of life can suffer leaving you struggling to get through each day. Stress can also adversely affect your job and the work you do, resulting in an unbalanced work-life. If this sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place.
Got stress? Feel stuck? Do you self-sabotage? Stress, anxiety and burnout are prevalent today and for a variety of reasons. If not managed early, it can spiral out of control, leading to physical, emotional, and mental health problems. If not treated, it can leave you feeling anxious, angry, sad or depressed, and unsure of how to manage your emotions and resulting behaviors. Your relationships and quality of life can suffer leaving you struggling to get through each day. Stress can also adversely affect your job and the work you do, resulting in an unbalanced work-life. If this sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place.
(407) 305-2187 View (407) 305-2187
Photo of Thomas Warren Wilson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Thomas Warren Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32839
Not accepting new clients
The majority of Americans who struggle with mental health do not receive treatment. If an individual does receive treatment, it's an average of eleven years after the onset of their symptoms. In other words, many individuals are all alone in their suffering. If you are struggling with a life transition, grieving the loss of a loved one, or feeling stuck, please reach out. Follow the link to my website for an online scheduling option.
The majority of Americans who struggle with mental health do not receive treatment. If an individual does receive treatment, it's an average of eleven years after the onset of their symptoms. In other words, many individuals are all alone in their suffering. If you are struggling with a life transition, grieving the loss of a loved one, or feeling stuck, please reach out. Follow the link to my website for an online scheduling option.
(321) 578-3260 View (321) 578-3260
Photo of Jennifer Lombardo, LCSW, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jennifer Lombardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to working with you! I imagine you're here because it's time to find more fulfillment, clarity, peace and joy in your life and maybe less anxiety, sadness, confusion. Or maybe you're already aware of what is working well for you and just need extra support to achieve greater understanding and mastery of self. From many years of working with diverse clients and populations, I've learned that one style does not fit all. While I customize various approaches for anxiety and depression, I also specialize in trauma, strategic solutions, and working with other "helpers".
Hello, I look forward to working with you! I imagine you're here because it's time to find more fulfillment, clarity, peace and joy in your life and maybe less anxiety, sadness, confusion. Or maybe you're already aware of what is working well for you and just need extra support to achieve greater understanding and mastery of self. From many years of working with diverse clients and populations, I've learned that one style does not fit all. While I customize various approaches for anxiety and depression, I also specialize in trauma, strategic solutions, and working with other "helpers".
(321) 342-2569 View (321) 342-2569
Photo of Katie Landrum, MA, BCBA, Counselor
Katie Landrum
Counselor, MA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32814  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone seeking meaningful change and growth in their life. They may be facing various challenges, such as anxiety, depression, or behavioral issues, that are impacting their daily functioning and overall well-being. Ultimately, they want to explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and make changes to move them toward a more value driven life that resonates with their authentic self. They want to develop resilience in the face of life's challenges. They have a desire for a better, more satisfying life where they can experience more joy as well as present moment awareness.
My ideal client is someone seeking meaningful change and growth in their life. They may be facing various challenges, such as anxiety, depression, or behavioral issues, that are impacting their daily functioning and overall well-being. Ultimately, they want to explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and make changes to move them toward a more value driven life that resonates with their authentic self. They want to develop resilience in the face of life's challenges. They have a desire for a better, more satisfying life where they can experience more joy as well as present moment awareness.
(407) 565-7235 View (407) 565-7235
Photo of Brianna Leigh Brown, MA, LMHC, LPCC, NCC, Counselor
Brianna Leigh Brown
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32828
My eclectic approach to counseling includes person-centered psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and solution-focused therapeutic theories. I provide my clients with unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding, creating a warm, positive, and welcoming atmosphere to encourage all clients to feel safe while sharing their personal story. I utilize evidenced-based therapy techniques and mindfulness to help clients cope with distress, regulate emotions, communicate more effectively, identify and reduce self-destructive behavior patterns, and find balance on a day-to-day basis. I meet the individual needs of each client to foster personal empowerment and growth.
My eclectic approach to counseling includes person-centered psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and solution-focused therapeutic theories. I provide my clients with unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding, creating a warm, positive, and welcoming atmosphere to encourage all clients to feel safe while sharing their personal story. I utilize evidenced-based therapy techniques and mindfulness to help clients cope with distress, regulate emotions, communicate more effectively, identify and reduce self-destructive behavior patterns, and find balance on a day-to-day basis. I meet the individual needs of each client to foster personal empowerment and growth.
(407) 275-0745 View (407) 275-0745
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Stacy Nale-Stadom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Stacy Nale-Stadom, LMFT. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and my pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I offer consultations, individual counseling, couple’s counseling, and EMDR therapy. I provide telehealth only services within the state of FL and NC and specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, and counseling during life transitions. I have been trained in Gottman Level I, II, and III, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, trainings through WPATH, and I am a yoga teacher.
Hello! My name is Stacy Nale-Stadom, LMFT. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and my pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I offer consultations, individual counseling, couple’s counseling, and EMDR therapy. I provide telehealth only services within the state of FL and NC and specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, and counseling during life transitions. I have been trained in Gottman Level I, II, and III, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, trainings through WPATH, and I am a yoga teacher.
(689) 210-3394 View (689) 210-3394
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Chelsea C. Palma
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals who struggle with anxiety, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, depression, substance abuse, relationship concerns, and personal well-being. I enjoy working with couples on communication, conflict management, and creating shared meaning. Over the course of therapy, it is my goal to assist clients in finding clarity and achieving a new sense of purpose in their lives. I believe in empowering clients by equipping them with valuable tools to create meaningful and lasting changes.
I specialize in helping individuals who struggle with anxiety, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, depression, substance abuse, relationship concerns, and personal well-being. I enjoy working with couples on communication, conflict management, and creating shared meaning. Over the course of therapy, it is my goal to assist clients in finding clarity and achieving a new sense of purpose in their lives. I believe in empowering clients by equipping them with valuable tools to create meaningful and lasting changes.
(407) 710-2815 View (407) 710-2815
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Bromwell Reid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy is not just about addressing symptoms, but also about empowering you with skills and tools to thrive in your daily life. Through our sessions, you will learn practical techniques to manage stress, regulate your emotions, and cultivate a positive mindset.
I believe that therapy is not just about addressing symptoms, but also about empowering you with skills and tools to thrive in your daily life. Through our sessions, you will learn practical techniques to manage stress, regulate your emotions, and cultivate a positive mindset.
(407) 315-1627 View (407) 315-1627
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Nancy Alonzo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32832
My ideal clients are middle-aged Hispanic females who are married and have children. They may struggle with disturbed sleep, excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation, trouble concentrating, and feeling under-appreciated. They are experiencing difficulties "juggling" their roles at home, work, and parenting responsibilities. They have expressed a desire to feel "normal" and "efficient", and to be a "good mother, spouse and employee." The end goal would be a reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms, returning to a normal level of function, practicing self-care, and enhancing time management skills.
My ideal clients are middle-aged Hispanic females who are married and have children. They may struggle with disturbed sleep, excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation, trouble concentrating, and feeling under-appreciated. They are experiencing difficulties "juggling" their roles at home, work, and parenting responsibilities. They have expressed a desire to feel "normal" and "efficient", and to be a "good mother, spouse and employee." The end goal would be a reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms, returning to a normal level of function, practicing self-care, and enhancing time management skills.
(321) 384-3508 View (321) 384-3508
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Orlando, FL

2,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Orlando, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
85% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Orlando, FL see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% 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.