Therapists in Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL

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Nest Neuropsychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803
You’ve noticed your toddler isn’t talking yet. Maybe she only talks repetitively. Or he seems delayed compared to the other kids at the park. The meltdowns are the worst you’ve ever seen. You’re thinking, “Is my child developing as she should? Is this a developmental delay? Is he autistic?” Is your doctor telling you to “wait and see?” Raising your child doesn't have to be this hard.
You’ve noticed your toddler isn’t talking yet. Maybe she only talks repetitively. Or he seems delayed compared to the other kids at the park. The meltdowns are the worst you’ve ever seen. You’re thinking, “Is my child developing as she should? Is this a developmental delay? Is he autistic?” Is your doctor telling you to “wait and see?” Raising your child doesn't have to be this hard.
(407) 305-7436 View (407) 305-7436
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Kurt W Robbins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803
How Can I Help? Are you not sure what is keeping you from being happy? Have you been successful in most areas of your life except your personal one? Or are you turning to other things for a temporary boost that often leaves you worst off than before? "Grow from Life's Challenges" is my approach to treatment. Loneliness, isolation, depression, anxiety and addiction are unfortunately the norm in today's fast-paced environment.
How Can I Help? Are you not sure what is keeping you from being happy? Have you been successful in most areas of your life except your personal one? Or are you turning to other things for a temporary boost that often leaves you worst off than before? "Grow from Life's Challenges" is my approach to treatment. Loneliness, isolation, depression, anxiety and addiction are unfortunately the norm in today's fast-paced environment.
(321) 414-8914 View (321) 414-8914
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Tiffany Lowther
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified
7 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803
Are you wanting to make some changes in your life and need some support in reaching those goals? If yes, I am here to help. I hold certifications in EMDR and Pregnancy/Postpartum Mental Health and work with individuals aged 18 and up. My specialization covers a wide range of areas including anxiety, trauma, PTSD, stress management, life transitions, coping skills, pregnancy, postpartum, and the exploration of one's past and present. I am an ally to the LGTBQI+ population. My ultimate goal is to empower clients, helping them discover their inner strength, better understand of who they are and feel more in control over their lives.
Are you wanting to make some changes in your life and need some support in reaching those goals? If yes, I am here to help. I hold certifications in EMDR and Pregnancy/Postpartum Mental Health and work with individuals aged 18 and up. My specialization covers a wide range of areas including anxiety, trauma, PTSD, stress management, life transitions, coping skills, pregnancy, postpartum, and the exploration of one's past and present. I am an ally to the LGTBQI+ population. My ultimate goal is to empower clients, helping them discover their inner strength, better understand of who they are and feel more in control over their lives.
(407) 584-4270 View (407) 584-4270
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Diane Ventura
Counselor, MS
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803
Not accepting new clients
If you are having unwanted thoughts and/or behaviors, or you are trying to cope with anxiety or a traumatic experience that is preventing you from leading a happier life, I would like to help. My goal is to help you attain more balance in life, enjoy more emotional freedom and discover your true potential. My services also include psychological evaluations and court appearance for immigration procedures. Our office is equipped with a team that specialize in financial coaching, female wellness, relationship counseling, adolescence, and the elderly in transition.
If you are having unwanted thoughts and/or behaviors, or you are trying to cope with anxiety or a traumatic experience that is preventing you from leading a happier life, I would like to help. My goal is to help you attain more balance in life, enjoy more emotional freedom and discover your true potential. My services also include psychological evaluations and court appearance for immigration procedures. Our office is equipped with a team that specialize in financial coaching, female wellness, relationship counseling, adolescence, and the elderly in transition.
(407) 749-1852 View (407) 749-1852
Photo of Gregory Lucas, Psychologist in Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL
Gregory Lucas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803
I have helped hundreds of people cope with a wide range of concerns. I have worked with individuals in a counseling and educational capacity for 20 years. In my practice, I provide counseling services helping people deal with depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, work/school concerns, compulsive behaviors (including sexual addiction), sexual identity issues, chronic illnesses, and HIV/AIDS concerns among others. I worked as a Staff Psychologist and completed a training internship at the prestigious University of California in San Diego. Further, I have degrees from the University of Central Florida, Florida State University, and the University of Nebraska.
I have helped hundreds of people cope with a wide range of concerns. I have worked with individuals in a counseling and educational capacity for 20 years. In my practice, I provide counseling services helping people deal with depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, work/school concerns, compulsive behaviors (including sexual addiction), sexual identity issues, chronic illnesses, and HIV/AIDS concerns among others. I worked as a Staff Psychologist and completed a training internship at the prestigious University of California in San Diego. Further, I have degrees from the University of Central Florida, Florida State University, and the University of Nebraska.
(407) 963-1542 View (407) 963-1542
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Brittany Harper Salisbury
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals and experience a fulfilling life. I incorporate an eclectic therapeutic approach to ensure that I am able to meet my clients exactly where they are, and build a strong therapeutic relationship. It is my goal to create a safe space where my clients can share their thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement. Asking for support is often the most courageous thing we can do as human beings, and I want to commend you for taking the first step. I have early morning and evening appointments available in order to be flexible with your work schedule.
I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals and experience a fulfilling life. I incorporate an eclectic therapeutic approach to ensure that I am able to meet my clients exactly where they are, and build a strong therapeutic relationship. It is my goal to create a safe space where my clients can share their thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement. Asking for support is often the most courageous thing we can do as human beings, and I want to commend you for taking the first step. I have early morning and evening appointments available in order to be flexible with your work schedule.
(407) 214-6777 View (407) 214-6777
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Stephanie Paugh
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents. I am passionate about assisting clients in addressing areas of adjustment, self-esteem, anxiety, hyperactivity, substance use, depression, grief and loss, and dealing with divorce. I work to provide support and education to parents, as well as their children, as this can significantly improve the well-being of clients.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents. I am passionate about assisting clients in addressing areas of adjustment, self-esteem, anxiety, hyperactivity, substance use, depression, grief and loss, and dealing with divorce. I work to provide support and education to parents, as well as their children, as this can significantly improve the well-being of clients.
(407) 378-1310 View (407) 378-1310
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Carolina Diaz
MA, LMHC, CCISM
Verified
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At some point in our lives we reach a point where either the tools we have been using are no longer working for us, or, we are unable to see the path forward. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations in life and we are not quite sure how we got there, or we find ourselves reacting to things in a way that we don't quite understand. In a safe, open, judgement free environment, Carolina will work with you to find solutions and improvements, leading you back to your path and where you want to be.
At some point in our lives we reach a point where either the tools we have been using are no longer working for us, or, we are unable to see the path forward. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations in life and we are not quite sure how we got there, or we find ourselves reacting to things in a way that we don't quite understand. In a safe, open, judgement free environment, Carolina will work with you to find solutions and improvements, leading you back to your path and where you want to be.
(407) 753-1432 View (407) 753-1432
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Katherine Lance
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Katherine, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Foresight–Florida. I want to help you achieve your goals, increase insights, build on your strengths, challenge your negative thought patterns, and learn effective communication skills to improve your self-esteem and relationships. I work with adults and seniors, and my specialty areas include trauma, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, grief/loss, and coping skills. I will help you navigate through life transitions and stress by using strengths-based approaches and therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Hi, I’m Katherine, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Foresight–Florida. I want to help you achieve your goals, increase insights, build on your strengths, challenge your negative thought patterns, and learn effective communication skills to improve your self-esteem and relationships. I work with adults and seniors, and my specialty areas include trauma, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, grief/loss, and coping skills. I will help you navigate through life transitions and stress by using strengths-based approaches and therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(407) 305-6389 View (407) 305-6389
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Drionne Arney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, QS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My clients are often having difficulty with managing experiences of abuse/neglect, trauma and lack of access to effective social support systems. These challenges often manifest as difficulty managing emotions, declining grades, difficulty adjusting to new environments, difficulty maintaining relationships that are important to them and with developing new relationships, as influenced by regression in social/emotional development that may complicate their transition into and through adulthood.
My clients are often having difficulty with managing experiences of abuse/neglect, trauma and lack of access to effective social support systems. These challenges often manifest as difficulty managing emotions, declining grades, difficulty adjusting to new environments, difficulty maintaining relationships that are important to them and with developing new relationships, as influenced by regression in social/emotional development that may complicate their transition into and through adulthood.
(850) 907-7123 View (850) 907-7123
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Edn Habte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Qualified Supervisor in Florida. Feeling overwhelmed, depressed, isolated? I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, well-versed in evidence based practice to bring you peace. I am confident that my knowledge base and clinical skills will provide positive reinforcements along with balanced structural life lessons that would ultimately allow clients the ability to achieve growth, while gaining tools of dependability, accountability and commitment.
Qualified Supervisor in Florida. Feeling overwhelmed, depressed, isolated? I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, well-versed in evidence based practice to bring you peace. I am confident that my knowledge base and clinical skills will provide positive reinforcements along with balanced structural life lessons that would ultimately allow clients the ability to achieve growth, while gaining tools of dependability, accountability and commitment.
(813) 320-2626 View (813) 320-2626
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Nakita Carroll
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or lost in your relationship or marriage? Do your attempts at communication fall apart despite your best efforts to hear and understand each other? Or maybe you are facing a big transition that you need support to navigate through? It can be hard to feel hopeful when things seem so muddled. Relationships and life transitions can be challenging at times, but they can also be incredibly fulfilling and rewarding. As a therapist, I hold space for your healing process and hold onto hope for you until you can begin to do so for yourself again. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy via telehealth.
Are you feeling stuck or lost in your relationship or marriage? Do your attempts at communication fall apart despite your best efforts to hear and understand each other? Or maybe you are facing a big transition that you need support to navigate through? It can be hard to feel hopeful when things seem so muddled. Relationships and life transitions can be challenging at times, but they can also be incredibly fulfilling and rewarding. As a therapist, I hold space for your healing process and hold onto hope for you until you can begin to do so for yourself again. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy via telehealth.
(407) 871-6172 View (407) 871-6172
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Tyne Hurtado
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, QS
Verified
10 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803
Hurtado Counseling is dedicated to providing Quality Counseling, Clinical Supervision, Workplace Consultations, Internships, Education & Training, and much more. Hurtado Counseling is made up of a diverse group of counselors with various backgrounds, treatment methods, training, education, and more. However, ALL the Counselors with Hurtado Counseling share a common goal of providing personalized care for their client’s needs. We see all types of needs, offer services from ages 3+, are LGBTQIA+ advocates, utilize a variety of treatment modalities, etc. We aim to personalize your treatment to the best fit for you.
Hurtado Counseling is dedicated to providing Quality Counseling, Clinical Supervision, Workplace Consultations, Internships, Education & Training, and much more. Hurtado Counseling is made up of a diverse group of counselors with various backgrounds, treatment methods, training, education, and more. However, ALL the Counselors with Hurtado Counseling share a common goal of providing personalized care for their client’s needs. We see all types of needs, offer services from ages 3+, are LGBTQIA+ advocates, utilize a variety of treatment modalities, etc. We aim to personalize your treatment to the best fit for you.
(727) 478-2377 View (727) 478-2377
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Purple Petals Healing Bar, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32806
I help women who suffer with depression, anxiety, or relational trauma began healing while navigating their relationships with confidence and ease. Are you anxiously overthinking your partners actions? Are you doubting your decisions?  Maybe you feel wilted while trying to maintain your day-to-day life obligations? Do you find yourself engaging with others and smiling on the outside but feeling like your deteriorating inside? Is your vase pouring over with frustrations while continuing to pour into the lives of others? I get it you are tired of feeling hopeless and would like to experience a life of contentment.
I help women who suffer with depression, anxiety, or relational trauma began healing while navigating their relationships with confidence and ease. Are you anxiously overthinking your partners actions? Are you doubting your decisions?  Maybe you feel wilted while trying to maintain your day-to-day life obligations? Do you find yourself engaging with others and smiling on the outside but feeling like your deteriorating inside? Is your vase pouring over with frustrations while continuing to pour into the lives of others? I get it you are tired of feeling hopeless and would like to experience a life of contentment.
(407) 305-3342 View (407) 305-3342
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Betzaida Garcia
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MEd, RMHCI
Verified
2 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping others by connecting past wounds to spiritual and psychological healing. Counseling provides you with the necessary tools to overcome difficult situations and painful emotions, make healthy changes, and reach your goals. I have worked with clients with various presenting issues, such as mental health disorders-related issues, crisis intervention, substance abuse, life transitions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety trauma, and PTSD.
I am passionate about helping others by connecting past wounds to spiritual and psychological healing. Counseling provides you with the necessary tools to overcome difficult situations and painful emotions, make healthy changes, and reach your goals. I have worked with clients with various presenting issues, such as mental health disorders-related issues, crisis intervention, substance abuse, life transitions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety trauma, and PTSD.
(407) 584-4923 View (407) 584-4923
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Ellen Fontaine
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Come as you are. I am ready to meet you, as you are, in a healing, judgement-free zone. I want to learn about all the parts that make you unique. My own experiences have led to an understanding that our world is created through our beliefs, culture, values, and environment. Let's begin to unpack your journey together and discover new paths that are aligned with your goals.
Come as you are. I am ready to meet you, as you are, in a healing, judgement-free zone. I want to learn about all the parts that make you unique. My own experiences have led to an understanding that our world is created through our beliefs, culture, values, and environment. Let's begin to unpack your journey together and discover new paths that are aligned with your goals.
(386) 272-7440 View (386) 272-7440
Photo of Dolores DeGiacomo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL
Dolores DeGiacomo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32814  (Online Only)
If you are looking to make a specific changes in your life, reduce anxiety, or improve relationships then therapy may be the answer. I believe that all of us have the right to live fully and authentically. Sometimes things get in the way; from a chaotic childhood to low self esteem, depression, loss of any kind, or any other adverse life event that blocks us from achieving true satisfaction and happiness in life. I strive to create a compassionate, supportive and non-judgmental environment for those that are struggling with challenging symptoms, have difficulties managing emotions or maintaining healthy and satisfying relationships.
If you are looking to make a specific changes in your life, reduce anxiety, or improve relationships then therapy may be the answer. I believe that all of us have the right to live fully and authentically. Sometimes things get in the way; from a chaotic childhood to low self esteem, depression, loss of any kind, or any other adverse life event that blocks us from achieving true satisfaction and happiness in life. I strive to create a compassionate, supportive and non-judgmental environment for those that are struggling with challenging symptoms, have difficulties managing emotions or maintaining healthy and satisfying relationships.
(609) 916-8761 View (609) 916-8761
Photo of Dr. Lara Davis, Psychologist in Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL
Dr. Lara Davis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Life just isn't feeling quite right sometimes. Maybe your mind is racing and worrying all the time and it won't shut up for just one second. You're feeling exhausted, stressed, perhaps even lonely. It seems like everyone else has it figured out. Sure, you can keep a brave face and get through the day, but it doesn't feel like living, just existing. You don't want to be this way 10 years from now still wondering when things will be different.
Life just isn't feeling quite right sometimes. Maybe your mind is racing and worrying all the time and it won't shut up for just one second. You're feeling exhausted, stressed, perhaps even lonely. It seems like everyone else has it figured out. Sure, you can keep a brave face and get through the day, but it doesn't feel like living, just existing. You don't want to be this way 10 years from now still wondering when things will be different.
(407) 567-0923 View (407) 567-0923
Photo of Anne Jones, Psychologist in Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL
Anne Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
I specialize in comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and adults. This includes assessment and diagnosis of learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders, as well as behavior, mood, and anxiety disorders. I also complete evaluations required for inclusion in gifted or special education programs, pre-adoption, pre-surgical, and court-ordered evaluations. I am experienced in working with individuals of all ages, from preschool to the elderly. This includes individuals diagnosed with Neurocognitive Disorders (Dementia) and their families.
I specialize in comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and adults. This includes assessment and diagnosis of learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders, as well as behavior, mood, and anxiety disorders. I also complete evaluations required for inclusion in gifted or special education programs, pre-adoption, pre-surgical, and court-ordered evaluations. I am experienced in working with individuals of all ages, from preschool to the elderly. This includes individuals diagnosed with Neurocognitive Disorders (Dementia) and their families.
(407) 901-3448 View (407) 901-3448
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Advance Bariatric Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL 32803
Pre-surgical psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery is all I do. You can be confident that you will receive the correct assessment for your surgeon the first time.
Pre-surgical psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery is all I do. You can be confident that you will receive the correct assessment for your surgeon the first time.
(407) 543-1059 View (407) 543-1059

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Number of Therapists in Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
86% Depression
71% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
68% Grief
68% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Colonial Town Center, Orlando, FL see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Colonial Town Center, 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.

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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.