Therapists in Palma Ceia, FL

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Christina Roach
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a Stepfamily Coach, National Certified Counselor and Licensed Counselor, I provide Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy, and Stepfamily Coaching in a nonjudgmental and supportive environment. I'm also a Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider and have been doing distance work with client for years now, and I can HELP YOU. I work with my clients to find solutions that fit their own personal lives. Visit Website to learn more.
As a Stepfamily Coach, National Certified Counselor and Licensed Counselor, I provide Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy, and Stepfamily Coaching in a nonjudgmental and supportive environment. I'm also a Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider and have been doing distance work with client for years now, and I can HELP YOU. I work with my clients to find solutions that fit their own personal lives. Visit Website to learn more.
(813) 358-2982 View (813) 358-2982
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Leah Benson
Counselor, EdM, LMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
Are you the person who has it all and you’re still not happy? You’ve done everything right but you cannot fully enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard for? Or maybe you keep doing something you can’t stop yourself from doing, even though you’ve tried. I specialize in helping highly-motivated individuals reach their full potential emotionally to achieve life-encompassing success. And yes, it is possible to reach your goals in half the time of typical talk-therapy. Why waste time in a subpar emotional state when you could really feel happy?
Are you the person who has it all and you’re still not happy? You’ve done everything right but you cannot fully enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard for? Or maybe you keep doing something you can’t stop yourself from doing, even though you’ve tried. I specialize in helping highly-motivated individuals reach their full potential emotionally to achieve life-encompassing success. And yes, it is possible to reach your goals in half the time of typical talk-therapy. Why waste time in a subpar emotional state when you could really feel happy?
(727) 233-5367 View (727) 233-5367
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South Tampa Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
As a clinical psychologist, I provide psychological evaluations, therapy, and coaching. Having worked in private practice for over 10 years, I have expertise in diagnosing and treating people coping with stress and relationship concerns to those who are coping with treatment resistant depression, and people who are feeling the effects of significant psychological trauma and abuse on their current lives.
As a clinical psychologist, I provide psychological evaluations, therapy, and coaching. Having worked in private practice for over 10 years, I have expertise in diagnosing and treating people coping with stress and relationship concerns to those who are coping with treatment resistant depression, and people who are feeling the effects of significant psychological trauma and abuse on their current lives.
(813) 805-8908 View (813) 805-8908
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Diana Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
You’re supposed to be an expert in your field, but you certainly don’t feel like it. You try your hardest, but you still feel like an imposter. The worst part? You just know others can see right through the pretending despite your efforts to maintain the appearance that everything is just fine. The voice in your head tells you how you’re not enough. You look through Instagram and wonder how everyone else has it together. You’re juggling too many projects because you can’t say “No.” You know you need help but aren’t sure where to begin. You wish you could find a way to just relax, let go of the worry, and embrace the present moment
You’re supposed to be an expert in your field, but you certainly don’t feel like it. You try your hardest, but you still feel like an imposter. The worst part? You just know others can see right through the pretending despite your efforts to maintain the appearance that everything is just fine. The voice in your head tells you how you’re not enough. You look through Instagram and wonder how everyone else has it together. You’re juggling too many projects because you can’t say “No.” You know you need help but aren’t sure where to begin. You wish you could find a way to just relax, let go of the worry, and embrace the present moment
(813) 213-3121 View (813) 213-3121
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Star Point Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
We offer in person and online counseling. We have a sliding scale from $60 - $120. We are available days, evenings and weekends for your convenience. We do not accept Medicaid. The Counseling Team specializes in working with couples, families, individual,s troubled teens & children. We help with marriage and couples counseling, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, co-dependency issues, addiction, anger issues, communication skills, fighting fairly, and other sources of stress that compromise the quality of a person's daily life experience.
We offer in person and online counseling. We have a sliding scale from $60 - $120. We are available days, evenings and weekends for your convenience. We do not accept Medicaid. The Counseling Team specializes in working with couples, families, individual,s troubled teens & children. We help with marriage and couples counseling, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, co-dependency issues, addiction, anger issues, communication skills, fighting fairly, and other sources of stress that compromise the quality of a person's daily life experience.
(813) 491-9037 View (813) 491-9037
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Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
23 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
Although you are a successful professional or parent, and friends/family think you have a great life, deep down you know something is not right. Congratulations on taking this 1st step for help. If you are questioning your well-being or stress is spreading to your relationship, you may need support from the best therapist you can find. We provide individual and couples therapy (married or not). We also help people with trauma, anxiety, pre- and post-pregnancy issues, infertility, pregnancy loss (miscarriage/abortion), postpartum depression, adoption, and surrogacy (LGBTQ too). Call today. English and Portuguese speaking.
Although you are a successful professional or parent, and friends/family think you have a great life, deep down you know something is not right. Congratulations on taking this 1st step for help. If you are questioning your well-being or stress is spreading to your relationship, you may need support from the best therapist you can find. We provide individual and couples therapy (married or not). We also help people with trauma, anxiety, pre- and post-pregnancy issues, infertility, pregnancy loss (miscarriage/abortion), postpartum depression, adoption, and surrogacy (LGBTQ too). Call today. English and Portuguese speaking.
(813) 750-0377 View (813) 750-0377
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Dr. Judith Curts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CST, REV
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629  (Online Only)
You're here because you are suffering in some way, whether it is a life transition, relationship, sexual issue, grief, anxiety or depression. Dr. Curts is BACK, after 12 yrs. I would love to work with you. I am a seasoned psychotherapist who has worked with almost every issue imaginable. You won't shock me. You'll find me warm, accepting, work oriented, and highly competent. I don't specialize in any specific therapy--I am qualified in most, but use what you need, not the latest trend. I specialize in intimacy and healing from past traumas and misguided beliefs. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
You're here because you are suffering in some way, whether it is a life transition, relationship, sexual issue, grief, anxiety or depression. Dr. Curts is BACK, after 12 yrs. I would love to work with you. I am a seasoned psychotherapist who has worked with almost every issue imaginable. You won't shock me. You'll find me warm, accepting, work oriented, and highly competent. I don't specialize in any specific therapy--I am qualified in most, but use what you need, not the latest trend. I specialize in intimacy and healing from past traumas and misguided beliefs. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
(813) 669-5938 View (813) 669-5938
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Jennifer Hanson Bloom
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
Trauma has impacted every relationship in your life. You have struggled to connect with others around you and you feel like it’s your fault, like there is something wrong with you. You’re often angry, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, sad and frequently shut down and disconnected. You know you can’t keep living like this, but you don’t know where to turn. You feel like you’re the only person experiencing your struggles, but you’re not! While it’s often hard to ask for help or to even know how, therapy can be enormously helpful and gratifying.
Trauma has impacted every relationship in your life. You have struggled to connect with others around you and you feel like it’s your fault, like there is something wrong with you. You’re often angry, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, sad and frequently shut down and disconnected. You know you can’t keep living like this, but you don’t know where to turn. You feel like you’re the only person experiencing your struggles, but you’re not! While it’s often hard to ask for help or to even know how, therapy can be enormously helpful and gratifying.
(813) 491-1959 View (813) 491-1959
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Stephanie Clark
Profession Licensed , LMHC
Verified Verified
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
If unresolved trauma has left you feeling alone and helpless in a threatening world, or if the catastrophic predictions of anxiety have kept you immobilized, I can help. Using a holistic approach that addresses the mind (our thoughts/beliefs), the emotions, and the body. I work with clients to recognize and embrace the present moment as a safe place from which to connect with others, explore and take risks, and move their lives forward. You’ll learn to regulate your response to triggers, detach from self-defeating core beliefs, and utilize grounding and mindfulness techniques to find the lightness and relief you’ve been seeking.
If unresolved trauma has left you feeling alone and helpless in a threatening world, or if the catastrophic predictions of anxiety have kept you immobilized, I can help. Using a holistic approach that addresses the mind (our thoughts/beliefs), the emotions, and the body. I work with clients to recognize and embrace the present moment as a safe place from which to connect with others, explore and take risks, and move their lives forward. You’ll learn to regulate your response to triggers, detach from self-defeating core beliefs, and utilize grounding and mindfulness techniques to find the lightness and relief you’ve been seeking.
(813) 491-9364 View (813) 491-9364
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Mario Juster-Kruse
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
Mario Juster-Kruse is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Tampa Bay area who specializes in treating depression, grief, and trauma. He focuses on treating adolescent and adult patients utilizing empirically supported treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Mario has excelled at helping clients struggling with symptoms such as low mood, hopelessness, low self-esteem, sleep disturbances, poor concentration, and more.
Mario Juster-Kruse is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Tampa Bay area who specializes in treating depression, grief, and trauma. He focuses on treating adolescent and adult patients utilizing empirically supported treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Mario has excelled at helping clients struggling with symptoms such as low mood, hopelessness, low self-esteem, sleep disturbances, poor concentration, and more.
(813) 812-4940 View (813) 812-4940
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Kateena James
Counselor, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Palma Ceia, FL 33629  (Online Only)
Are you unsettled with a super hero cape that is weighing you down? Do you look like you have it all together, but you're secretly dealing with issues? Are you the one that people turn to for help with their problems, but you are to afraid or embarrassed to ask for help yourself? ​It is very easy to become consumed with trying to have it all, pretending to be okay, and putting others first. Unfortunately, the sacrifice of neglecting yourself, carrying emotional baggage from unaddressed pain, trauma, anger, and unhappiness, can lead to you feeling depleted physically, financially and mentally.
Are you unsettled with a super hero cape that is weighing you down? Do you look like you have it all together, but you're secretly dealing with issues? Are you the one that people turn to for help with their problems, but you are to afraid or embarrassed to ask for help yourself? ​It is very easy to become consumed with trying to have it all, pretending to be okay, and putting others first. Unfortunately, the sacrifice of neglecting yourself, carrying emotional baggage from unaddressed pain, trauma, anger, and unhappiness, can lead to you feeling depleted physically, financially and mentally.
(352) 354-4600 View (352) 354-4600
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Jessica Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
Your future depends on what you do in the present. No one knows you, better than you, so I will work with you to develop your therapy goals. Together, we will identify patterns of thinking and feeling that may keep you stuck. Therapy can help to improve your confidence, communication, and emotional regulation. I specialize in anxiety, attachment, and adoption (Adoption-Competent Therapist) with a strong background in trauma. I work comfortably with teens, adults, and couples. I use a client-centered approach in therapy that utilizes a variety of techniques. I am an experienced Accelerated Resolution Therapist.
Your future depends on what you do in the present. No one knows you, better than you, so I will work with you to develop your therapy goals. Together, we will identify patterns of thinking and feeling that may keep you stuck. Therapy can help to improve your confidence, communication, and emotional regulation. I specialize in anxiety, attachment, and adoption (Adoption-Competent Therapist) with a strong background in trauma. I work comfortably with teens, adults, and couples. I use a client-centered approach in therapy that utilizes a variety of techniques. I am an experienced Accelerated Resolution Therapist.
(813) 213-4117 View (813) 213-4117
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Autism Spectrum Counseling
Counselor, MA, CRC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
You may have a sense that something needs to change because the way you have been doing things isn't working, despite perhaps years of great effort. You may be completely exhausted, physically, mentally, or emotionally. You might be achieving success, academically or professionally, yet struggling in your daily life. Mundane tasks such as shopping, doing the dishes or paying the bills may feel impossible. And navigating relationships at work or with friends and partners might be confusing or too complicated. You may act okay, saying, "I'm fine." But inside, you aren't.
You may have a sense that something needs to change because the way you have been doing things isn't working, despite perhaps years of great effort. You may be completely exhausted, physically, mentally, or emotionally. You might be achieving success, academically or professionally, yet struggling in your daily life. Mundane tasks such as shopping, doing the dishes or paying the bills may feel impossible. And navigating relationships at work or with friends and partners might be confusing or too complicated. You may act okay, saying, "I'm fine." But inside, you aren't.
(813) 296-5994 View (813) 296-5994
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Joe Tabone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
At some point, everyone experiences a season in their life where they feel like they are not moving forward. I acknowledge the courage it takes to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and commend you for your choice in reaching for it. My practice is client centered, client driven and is highly individualized. Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use and those who struggle with motivation and self-esteem. My approach to emotional health and well-being includes strategies and exercises rooted in positive psychology.
At some point, everyone experiences a season in their life where they feel like they are not moving forward. I acknowledge the courage it takes to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and commend you for your choice in reaching for it. My practice is client centered, client driven and is highly individualized. Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use and those who struggle with motivation and self-esteem. My approach to emotional health and well-being includes strategies and exercises rooted in positive psychology.
(813) 212-9692 View (813) 212-9692
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Joel Schmidt
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with increased anxiety in situations and places that you used to feel comfortable in? Whether it be flying, driving, heights, bridges, wide open spaces, or small enclosed spaces we feel we can't easily escape from, we sometimes start to develop "irrational" fears as we get older - and we just can't figure out why! We get frustrated when we just can't rationally think our way out of the anxiety, start avoiding situations that will set us off, and feel defeated. The feared worst-case-outcomes dominate. Do you just want your old self back but struggle to know how to get there? If so, I can help!
Are you dealing with increased anxiety in situations and places that you used to feel comfortable in? Whether it be flying, driving, heights, bridges, wide open spaces, or small enclosed spaces we feel we can't easily escape from, we sometimes start to develop "irrational" fears as we get older - and we just can't figure out why! We get frustrated when we just can't rationally think our way out of the anxiety, start avoiding situations that will set us off, and feel defeated. The feared worst-case-outcomes dominate. Do you just want your old self back but struggle to know how to get there? If so, I can help!
(727) 202-5452 View (727) 202-5452
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Erin Anderson
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
Sometimes understanding your child's learning, behavior, and/or social-emotional needs and how to help can be a challenge. But taking the first step in supporting your child is the most important one. In order to best help your child, a comprehensive psychological evaluation may be beneficial. Whether to better understand your child's strengths and weaknesses or to assist in treatment planning, early identification can reduce and prevent long-term negative outcomes. I specialize in the assessment of and treatment planning for children ranging from early childhood through early adulthood to help families better support their child.
Sometimes understanding your child's learning, behavior, and/or social-emotional needs and how to help can be a challenge. But taking the first step in supporting your child is the most important one. In order to best help your child, a comprehensive psychological evaluation may be beneficial. Whether to better understand your child's strengths and weaknesses or to assist in treatment planning, early identification can reduce and prevent long-term negative outcomes. I specialize in the assessment of and treatment planning for children ranging from early childhood through early adulthood to help families better support their child.
(813) 491-1545 View (813) 491-1545
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Natalie Noel
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders (phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder), PTSD, depression, postpartum depression/anxiety and body focused repetitive behaviors (hair-pulling and skin-picking). My extensive training includes working in the intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization program at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin and Rogers Behavioral Health in Tampa respectively. I was also the founding president of OCD Central and South Florida, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.
I specialize in the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders (phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder), PTSD, depression, postpartum depression/anxiety and body focused repetitive behaviors (hair-pulling and skin-picking). My extensive training includes working in the intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization program at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin and Rogers Behavioral Health in Tampa respectively. I was also the founding president of OCD Central and South Florida, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.
(813) 812-4940 View (813) 812-4940
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Lorianna Kardok -Virtual Sessions Evenings And Weekends
Counselor, MS, LPCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629  (Online Only)
Are you scared that life may not ever get better? Worried that you’ll be stuck in this situation indefinitely? You observe others living the life you desire and question, "Why not me?" You find yourself feeling sad and hopeless not knowing how to change things. Though unspoken, you might even wonder if something is wrong with you. If this resonates with you, remember you don’t have to face this alone and I can help. In fact, it's common; many of my clients have felt the same way. I'm Lorianna, a licensed mental health counselor committed to assisting clients get what they want, backed by over 17 years of professional experience.
Are you scared that life may not ever get better? Worried that you’ll be stuck in this situation indefinitely? You observe others living the life you desire and question, "Why not me?" You find yourself feeling sad and hopeless not knowing how to change things. Though unspoken, you might even wonder if something is wrong with you. If this resonates with you, remember you don’t have to face this alone and I can help. In fact, it's common; many of my clients have felt the same way. I'm Lorianna, a licensed mental health counselor committed to assisting clients get what they want, backed by over 17 years of professional experience.
(419) 482-1492 View (419) 482-1492
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Nick Joyce
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, FL 33629
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** ***I am also credentialed to do video therapy*** For more info check out my website and media interviews. I do not believe there is an ideal client. In my years of work I have encountered many people with many reasons for why they are the way they are. What I know is that if you are open to the process, we can figure it out. Most of my clients are nervous when they come for the first time, and rightfully so. It's anxiety provoking to talk to a stranger about your "stuff." Despite that hesitancy they overwhelmingly experience relief and begin to see a path forward after we start our work together.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** ***I am also credentialed to do video therapy*** For more info check out my website and media interviews. I do not believe there is an ideal client. In my years of work I have encountered many people with many reasons for why they are the way they are. What I know is that if you are open to the process, we can figure it out. Most of my clients are nervous when they come for the first time, and rightfully so. It's anxiety provoking to talk to a stranger about your "stuff." Despite that hesitancy they overwhelmingly experience relief and begin to see a path forward after we start our work together.
(727) 594-9086 View (727) 594-9086

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Charisse Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33637  (Online Only)
One of my greatest blessings is a lifetime of service to those in need. It is my mission to facilitate a road map to self-love and actualization. I work with clients on a range of issues and operate from a strength based and empowerment framework. My therapeutic approach varies according to client need. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care. I offer a holistic framework of health and wellness through a collaborative approach. Please understand what is done in my office is only a part of the work. The other part is what happens outside of the office.
One of my greatest blessings is a lifetime of service to those in need. It is my mission to facilitate a road map to self-love and actualization. I work with clients on a range of issues and operate from a strength based and empowerment framework. My therapeutic approach varies according to client need. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care. I offer a holistic framework of health and wellness through a collaborative approach. Please understand what is done in my office is only a part of the work. The other part is what happens outside of the office.
(813) 213-0718 View (813) 213-0718

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Number of Therapists in Palma Ceia, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Palma Ceia, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
84% Self Esteem
79% Stress
74% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
68% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
55% Other

How Therapists in Palma Ceia, FL see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Palma Ceia?

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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.