Therapists in Southport, Orlando, FL

Photo of Javier Sierra, Marriage & Family Therapist in Southport, Orlando, FL
Javier Sierra
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827  (Online Only)
Everyone deserves to live in peace and harmony with self and others, and I can help you get there. As a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Mental Health Counselor I am committed to providing counseling services with excellence. For years, I have been helping people to solve relational problems, make sense of difficult moments and events, and reach their optimum potential in life. My experience includes working with individuals, couples and families dealing with anxiety and fear, depression, out of control anger, problematic communication, conflict, and many other issues that can make life challenging or even unbearable.
Everyone deserves to live in peace and harmony with self and others, and I can help you get there. As a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Mental Health Counselor I am committed to providing counseling services with excellence. For years, I have been helping people to solve relational problems, make sense of difficult moments and events, and reach their optimum potential in life. My experience includes working with individuals, couples and families dealing with anxiety and fear, depression, out of control anger, problematic communication, conflict, and many other issues that can make life challenging or even unbearable.
(407) 792-2906 View (407) 792-2906
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Trent E. Murray
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
Trent has a deep understanding of people and how life's events shape them. He enjoys hearing people's stories and helping them see their life in a new way. Trent practices Reality-based counseling-focusing on what is happening in a person life, not minimizing its impact, but trying to gain a perspective on what might be going on underneath the surface. He encourages clients to share, feel, let go and be brutally honest with themselves and others. In doing this, he can help them discover what next steps might be right for them.
Trent has a deep understanding of people and how life's events shape them. He enjoys hearing people's stories and helping them see their life in a new way. Trent practices Reality-based counseling-focusing on what is happening in a person life, not minimizing its impact, but trying to gain a perspective on what might be going on underneath the surface. He encourages clients to share, feel, let go and be brutally honest with themselves and others. In doing this, he can help them discover what next steps might be right for them.
(407) 269-5852 View (407) 269-5852
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Candace Fouquet
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827  (Online Only)
I believe the quality of the relationship with your therapist is the strongest predictor of success in therapy. I am passionate about cultivating a connection with my clients and creating a safe and non-judgmental space for them, in order to promote their fullest potential of functioning. I use individualized treatment that best fit my clients' needs, preferences, and comfort level. I work alongside you to help you reach an understanding of destructive patterns and then empower you with the skills necessary to regain a healthier sense of control in those areas.
I believe the quality of the relationship with your therapist is the strongest predictor of success in therapy. I am passionate about cultivating a connection with my clients and creating a safe and non-judgmental space for them, in order to promote their fullest potential of functioning. I use individualized treatment that best fit my clients' needs, preferences, and comfort level. I work alongside you to help you reach an understanding of destructive patterns and then empower you with the skills necessary to regain a healthier sense of control in those areas.
(321) 290-1538 View (321) 290-1538
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Rachel Trimble
Counselor, LMHC, MA, CAP
Verified
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
Healing comes from a holistic approach and takes time. We all need someone to walk this road with us; helping to guide us, offer feedback, and be a cheerleader. Often times the way we think about something affects our emotions and behaviors. My goal with clients is to help them find peace, rest, and equip them with the tools necessary to navigate and manage this thing we call life. The principles I use in counseling I have seen work with others clients and within my personal life. Together I would honor the opportunity to provide the space to share what I've learned and be a place of comfort and safety for those who need an outlet.
Healing comes from a holistic approach and takes time. We all need someone to walk this road with us; helping to guide us, offer feedback, and be a cheerleader. Often times the way we think about something affects our emotions and behaviors. My goal with clients is to help them find peace, rest, and equip them with the tools necessary to navigate and manage this thing we call life. The principles I use in counseling I have seen work with others clients and within my personal life. Together I would honor the opportunity to provide the space to share what I've learned and be a place of comfort and safety for those who need an outlet.
(407) 954-8509 View (407) 954-8509
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Dr. Stephanie Rivera Velazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, NCC, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827  (Online Only)
You want to feel like your old self, but life has been hitting you from every angle & can’t catch a break. You’re normally ambitious & successful, but have gone through a life transition, such as a breakup, promotion, engagement, or move. Adjusting to it causes you to feel stressed, anxious, sad, or affected your confidence, self-esteem & identity. Maybe you're experiencing miscommunication with your partner, wedding anxiety. You’re ready to improve your self-awareness, goals, boundaries & assertiveness. Most of all, you’re ready to become anew, feel in control of your life again. If it sounds like you, let's talk. Y hablo español.
You want to feel like your old self, but life has been hitting you from every angle & can’t catch a break. You’re normally ambitious & successful, but have gone through a life transition, such as a breakup, promotion, engagement, or move. Adjusting to it causes you to feel stressed, anxious, sad, or affected your confidence, self-esteem & identity. Maybe you're experiencing miscommunication with your partner, wedding anxiety. You’re ready to improve your self-awareness, goals, boundaries & assertiveness. Most of all, you’re ready to become anew, feel in control of your life again. If it sounds like you, let's talk. Y hablo español.
(407) 255-2952 View (407) 255-2952
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Robinson-Kyles Counseling and Testing Services
Psychologist, PhD, MHC-sup
Verified
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
**Weekend and Evening appointments are now available!! Offering Services in Spanish, Creole and in English!! ** As a supervising clinical psychologist, Dr. Kyles has over 10 years of experience. At the center, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly from a variety of backgrounds gain the insight and strength to overcome a wide range of challenges. The persons that have sought assistance at the center have gained relief from depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, relationship conflict, career uncertainty, adjustments to change, major life events as well as other mental health concerns.
**Weekend and Evening appointments are now available!! Offering Services in Spanish, Creole and in English!! ** As a supervising clinical psychologist, Dr. Kyles has over 10 years of experience. At the center, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly from a variety of backgrounds gain the insight and strength to overcome a wide range of challenges. The persons that have sought assistance at the center have gained relief from depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, relationship conflict, career uncertainty, adjustments to change, major life events as well as other mental health concerns.
(863) 292-6459 View (863) 292-6459
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JoAnn Griffin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
I am a Christian counselor who works with clients that are experiencing difficulty with depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, family issues, marital issues, and more. I work with all age groups and diverse populations. The ideal client is the client who seeks help for their problem. I use a mix of many theories to treat clients depending on individual needs. I work with children and adults to address almost any need and believe there is no "one size fits all" type of counseling. I do not judge any person, but strive to work with you to help you feel better.
I am a Christian counselor who works with clients that are experiencing difficulty with depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, family issues, marital issues, and more. I work with all age groups and diverse populations. The ideal client is the client who seeks help for their problem. I use a mix of many theories to treat clients depending on individual needs. I work with children and adults to address almost any need and believe there is no "one size fits all" type of counseling. I do not judge any person, but strive to work with you to help you feel better.
(407) 915-0138 View (407) 915-0138
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A Helping Hand Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, RMFTI, RMHCI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
AHHCC staff and providers are dedicated to ensuring that all individuals and families have access to professional community-based care, proven treatment methods, and comprehensive service planning by offering a wide variety of programs that share a primary commitment to provide care that builds on our client’s strengths and addresses their unique, individual needs. The ultimate goal of treatment is to empower and enhance your natural healing abilities to overcome your challenges while ensuring each client’s comfort and privacy throughout the therapeutic process. Positive change is possible!
AHHCC staff and providers are dedicated to ensuring that all individuals and families have access to professional community-based care, proven treatment methods, and comprehensive service planning by offering a wide variety of programs that share a primary commitment to provide care that builds on our client’s strengths and addresses their unique, individual needs. The ultimate goal of treatment is to empower and enhance your natural healing abilities to overcome your challenges while ensuring each client’s comfort and privacy throughout the therapeutic process. Positive change is possible!
(407) 512-8958 View (407) 512-8958
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Margaret Morgan
Counselor, MS, LMHC, QS
Verified
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
I'm a LMHC and qualified supervisor with a background in health care. I have an interest in working with women in transition, self-esteem issues, and siblings of children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Prior to pursuing my calling in mental health, I worked in the healthcare field. Both disciplines have provided extensive experience and have provided global personal/professional expertise in understanding the challenges faced both physically and emotionally by my clients and how to help them progress in healthy, positive, and productive ways.
I'm a LMHC and qualified supervisor with a background in health care. I have an interest in working with women in transition, self-esteem issues, and siblings of children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Prior to pursuing my calling in mental health, I worked in the healthcare field. Both disciplines have provided extensive experience and have provided global personal/professional expertise in understanding the challenges faced both physically and emotionally by my clients and how to help them progress in healthy, positive, and productive ways.
(321) 294-6280 View (321) 294-6280
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Tim Lloyd
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, BCBA, MCAP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
Welcome to my profile. Navigating the uncertainties of life can be extremely challenging. During times of crisis, we often feel the added pressure to have all of the answers and to be decisive. It’s hard to “carry the weight of the world” when things are unraveling. My passion is to bring hope and healing to those that are hurting. I believe that the best therapy is non-judgmental and relevant. I promise to meet you where you’re at and provide you with an anchor of stability while working together to find the path of restoration and renewal.
Welcome to my profile. Navigating the uncertainties of life can be extremely challenging. During times of crisis, we often feel the added pressure to have all of the answers and to be decisive. It’s hard to “carry the weight of the world” when things are unraveling. My passion is to bring hope and healing to those that are hurting. I believe that the best therapy is non-judgmental and relevant. I promise to meet you where you’re at and provide you with an anchor of stability while working together to find the path of restoration and renewal.
(407) 543-1368 View (407) 543-1368
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Maryann L Haselden
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CAP
Verified
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827  (Online Only)
Did you have a tough childhood? Examples include: caretaker(s) who abused drugs or alcohol; physical, emotional or sexual abuse; abandonment or neglect. The more of these adverse childhood experiences you encountered, the more likely you are to continue to suffer as an adult. Traumatic experiences can yield long-lasting effects like depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, insomnia, flashbacks or nightmares, abandonment issues, physical pain, and memory loss. Painful childhoods may result in addictions,anger issues, abusive or chaotic relationships. Are you ready for a better life? Don't give up hope! Counseling can help.
Did you have a tough childhood? Examples include: caretaker(s) who abused drugs or alcohol; physical, emotional or sexual abuse; abandonment or neglect. The more of these adverse childhood experiences you encountered, the more likely you are to continue to suffer as an adult. Traumatic experiences can yield long-lasting effects like depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, insomnia, flashbacks or nightmares, abandonment issues, physical pain, and memory loss. Painful childhoods may result in addictions,anger issues, abusive or chaotic relationships. Are you ready for a better life? Don't give up hope! Counseling can help.
(407) 930-9879 View (407) 930-9879
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Leigh Wooten
EdS, BCBA
Verified
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
Leigh Wooten, Ed.S. is a Licensed School Psychologist, and has been a practicing in the field for over twenty years. Mrs. Wooten provides school psychological services and educational evaluations. She specializes in evaluations designed to measure learning and processing information (short term/long term memory, etc), such as evaluations for: Gifted Eligibility, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Autism. Mrs. Wooten utilizes standardized assessment procedures, to provide comprehensive information about the learning needs of the client.
Leigh Wooten, Ed.S. is a Licensed School Psychologist, and has been a practicing in the field for over twenty years. Mrs. Wooten provides school psychological services and educational evaluations. She specializes in evaluations designed to measure learning and processing information (short term/long term memory, etc), such as evaluations for: Gifted Eligibility, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Autism. Mrs. Wooten utilizes standardized assessment procedures, to provide comprehensive information about the learning needs of the client.
(321) 325-4041 View (321) 325-4041
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Mayeling Angelastro
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, you seem to get nowhere? Are you feeling overwhelmed with simple tasks in life? Are you wondering if you have what it takes to tackle life transitions? You are not alone. At some time in our life we face difficult situations that seem to be impossible to overcome. I believe that everyone has the skills within themselves to overcome life's curve balls. Sometimes dealing with the unexpected looks like anxiety, depression, trauma, or relational issues. Regardless of what it feels like, you are not alone. I can help.
Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, you seem to get nowhere? Are you feeling overwhelmed with simple tasks in life? Are you wondering if you have what it takes to tackle life transitions? You are not alone. At some time in our life we face difficult situations that seem to be impossible to overcome. I believe that everyone has the skills within themselves to overcome life's curve balls. Sometimes dealing with the unexpected looks like anxiety, depression, trauma, or relational issues. Regardless of what it feels like, you are not alone. I can help.
(321) 395-5328 View (321) 395-5328
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Chaya R Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827  (Online Only)
It’s the beginning of the week. You might be thinking “Why do I feel so sad? Why do I feel anxious? Why did I have difficulty sleeping?” Do you feel like you aren’t living your most authentic life.. This has been a challenging year. Maybe your job is not fulfilling or maybe you’ve experienced so many losses. When we scratch the surface of sadness and anxiety, we find unresolved grief. I have the tools to help you mourn your losses and feel a renewed zest for life.
It’s the beginning of the week. You might be thinking “Why do I feel so sad? Why do I feel anxious? Why did I have difficulty sleeping?” Do you feel like you aren’t living your most authentic life.. This has been a challenging year. Maybe your job is not fulfilling or maybe you’ve experienced so many losses. When we scratch the surface of sadness and anxiety, we find unresolved grief. I have the tools to help you mourn your losses and feel a renewed zest for life.
(786) 480-1263 View (786) 480-1263
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Dr. Michelle Rivera-Clonch
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC, QCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
Personable, caring, smart, ethical and professional are words used by Central FL women to describe my counseling approach. At Peace Within: Counseling for Women, I specialize in holistic work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, life changes, phase of life issues, stress-management, and trauma. I also love working with adjustment, career decisions, grief and loss, questioning purpose in life, and interpersonal concerns. To best serve my clients, I insist on working with a limited number of women at any given time. This means you'll receive attentive care, thoughtful treatment planning, and confidential first-rate service.
Personable, caring, smart, ethical and professional are words used by Central FL women to describe my counseling approach. At Peace Within: Counseling for Women, I specialize in holistic work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, life changes, phase of life issues, stress-management, and trauma. I also love working with adjustment, career decisions, grief and loss, questioning purpose in life, and interpersonal concerns. To best serve my clients, I insist on working with a limited number of women at any given time. This means you'll receive attentive care, thoughtful treatment planning, and confidential first-rate service.
(407) 801-6667 View (407) 801-6667
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Sandra Lechin-Houck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
Dr. Lechin has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults of all races, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and economic backgrounds. She has worked in a variety of settings and provides therapy to individuals facing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, personality disorders, compulsive disorders, gender dysphoria, codependency, etc. She is also a proud ally of the LGBTQIA+ population and has extensive experience serving this community. Dr. Lechin is a bilingual Psychologist who also offers psychological testing for ADHD, Learning Disability and Intellectual Disability.
Dr. Lechin has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults of all races, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and economic backgrounds. She has worked in a variety of settings and provides therapy to individuals facing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, personality disorders, compulsive disorders, gender dysphoria, codependency, etc. She is also a proud ally of the LGBTQIA+ population and has extensive experience serving this community. Dr. Lechin is a bilingual Psychologist who also offers psychological testing for ADHD, Learning Disability and Intellectual Disability.
(321) 342-1513 View (321) 342-1513
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Claudia Swonger
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
Claudia Swonger is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. She earned her master’s degree in counseling from Webster University in 2006 and is fluent in English and Spanish. Claudia has professional experience working in a variety of mental health settings, including hospitals, offices and homes, which allows her to address a diverse range of client concerns. She enjoys working with adults who want to improve their mental wellness and has experience working with a myriad of conditions, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss and life changes.
Claudia Swonger is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. She earned her master’s degree in counseling from Webster University in 2006 and is fluent in English and Spanish. Claudia has professional experience working in a variety of mental health settings, including hospitals, offices and homes, which allows her to address a diverse range of client concerns. She enjoys working with adults who want to improve their mental wellness and has experience working with a myriad of conditions, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss and life changes.
(321) 257-2616 View (321) 257-2616
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Alyse McKeal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, RPT, MSW, MA
Verified
8 Endorsed
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed & wondering why life seems so difficult? It's as if you get knocked down & can't get up. Or like you don't have the energy or the drive to get things done. Struggling to understand your feelings & responses? It's hard to be you or feels like it? Maybe you want to be happier & improve your relationships & need some support. You wonder why past difficult life events weigh on your thoughts & struggle to understand what happened & why you have issue with moving past things? You overthink how others perceive your actions & wish you didn't. You want to understand why you are the way you are & don't know how. I get it!
Feeling overwhelmed & wondering why life seems so difficult? It's as if you get knocked down & can't get up. Or like you don't have the energy or the drive to get things done. Struggling to understand your feelings & responses? It's hard to be you or feels like it? Maybe you want to be happier & improve your relationships & need some support. You wonder why past difficult life events weigh on your thoughts & struggle to understand what happened & why you have issue with moving past things? You overthink how others perceive your actions & wish you didn't. You want to understand why you are the way you are & don't know how. I get it!
(561) 418-6305 View (561) 418-6305
Jessica Atkins
MS, LBA, ADHD-CC, CBIS
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827
Throughout our journey in life, we frequently come across emotional and behavioral hurdles. These obstacles not only affect us individually but can also have repercussions on our family, work, and overall life dynamics. Various factors contribute to the development of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include conditions such as anxiety and mood disorders, struggles with anger, depression, issues with adapting to new situations, and the mounting pressures we face. The exciting part is that there exists a wealth of evidence-based techniques and approaches to help us conquer these obstacles and flourish.
Throughout our journey in life, we frequently come across emotional and behavioral hurdles. These obstacles not only affect us individually but can also have repercussions on our family, work, and overall life dynamics. Various factors contribute to the development of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include conditions such as anxiety and mood disorders, struggles with anger, depression, issues with adapting to new situations, and the mounting pressures we face. The exciting part is that there exists a wealth of evidence-based techniques and approaches to help us conquer these obstacles and flourish.
(786) 833-7622 View (786) 833-7622
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Greg Nute
Counselor, PhD, LCCP, LMHC, CIMHP, CNHP
Verified
Southport, Orlando, FL 32827  (Online Only)
Have life’s challenges gotten you to the point of anxiety or depression? Has there been a trauma or something that has caused a shift in your life? Are you a parent that has a child or teen that is struggling to keep their head above water? Are you searching for meaning in life or are you struggling with your faith in the midst of adversity? Are you looking for a holistic approach to therapy? If so, then I’d be honored to help! We are not created as one-sided, but are multi-faceted. Because of this, I am a board-certified holistic psychologist, certified integrative and licensed counselor, and certified natural health professional.
Have life’s challenges gotten you to the point of anxiety or depression? Has there been a trauma or something that has caused a shift in your life? Are you a parent that has a child or teen that is struggling to keep their head above water? Are you searching for meaning in life or are you struggling with your faith in the midst of adversity? Are you looking for a holistic approach to therapy? If so, then I’d be honored to help! We are not created as one-sided, but are multi-faceted. Because of this, I am a board-certified holistic psychologist, certified integrative and licensed counselor, and certified natural health professional.
(321) 384-3465 View (321) 384-3465

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Southport, Orlando, FL

60+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Southport, Orlando, FL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
90% Cigna and Evernorth
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Southport, Orlando, FL see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Southport, 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.