Therapists in Panama City Beach, FL

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Sarah Tilley
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Panama City Beach, FL 32408  (Online Only)
As your counselor, I will meet you exactly where you are in life. The direction that you want to go is entirely up to you. I will provide you with compassionate counseling that will enable you to rest, heal, and strengthen from the past so you may pursue your future with freedom. Your journey belongs to you.
As your counselor, I will meet you exactly where you are in life. The direction that you want to go is entirely up to you. I will provide you with compassionate counseling that will enable you to rest, heal, and strengthen from the past so you may pursue your future with freedom. Your journey belongs to you.
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Jonathan Rollins
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Are you struggling with life's challenges, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing persistent emotional distress? Our ideal client is someone who recognizes the importance of their mental well-being and seeks support to overcome their struggles. They desire to break free from emotional burdens, rediscover their inner strength, nurture healthy relationships, manage stress and anxiety, and embrace self-care. They want to achieve a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life, filled with personal growth and self-discovery.
Are you struggling with life's challenges, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing persistent emotional distress? Our ideal client is someone who recognizes the importance of their mental well-being and seeks support to overcome their struggles. They desire to break free from emotional burdens, rediscover their inner strength, nurture healthy relationships, manage stress and anxiety, and embrace self-care. They want to achieve a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life, filled with personal growth and self-discovery.
(850) 790-9605 View (850) 790-9605
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Dixie Allison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Do you want life to be different than it is right now? Are you wondering if the feelings of anxiety or deep sadness will ever go away? Afraid something is wrong with you? Perhaps you are thinking things will just never get better and you are exhausted. Maybe you've lost your sense of direction and need some help finding your way. Life is full of the unexpected, and it can be difficult to manage these struggles alone. Whether you have experienced a traumatic event, suffered a loss or need some direction in navigating life's challenges, there is hope.
Do you want life to be different than it is right now? Are you wondering if the feelings of anxiety or deep sadness will ever go away? Afraid something is wrong with you? Perhaps you are thinking things will just never get better and you are exhausted. Maybe you've lost your sense of direction and need some help finding your way. Life is full of the unexpected, and it can be difficult to manage these struggles alone. Whether you have experienced a traumatic event, suffered a loss or need some direction in navigating life's challenges, there is hope.
(850) 695-3095 View (850) 695-3095
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Michelle Lambert
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
In this life, we face so many unprecedented events that can make us feel like we cannot catch a breath. No matter how young or old one may be, it can be quite challenging to build resiliency and have hope as you persevere through your life's journey. My goal is to help shift your perspective through genuine connection, so you can overcome whatever battle you are facing. I believe there is no depression, anxiety, trauma, life-change, or addiction that cannot be controlled and re-directed. We all have a purpose that is much greater than our pain, and we all have the power to shift the trajectory in our lives.
In this life, we face so many unprecedented events that can make us feel like we cannot catch a breath. No matter how young or old one may be, it can be quite challenging to build resiliency and have hope as you persevere through your life's journey. My goal is to help shift your perspective through genuine connection, so you can overcome whatever battle you are facing. I believe there is no depression, anxiety, trauma, life-change, or addiction that cannot be controlled and re-directed. We all have a purpose that is much greater than our pain, and we all have the power to shift the trajectory in our lives.
(850) 404-0455 View (850) 404-0455
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Vee Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist and intuitive guide, therapist & coach who has practiced as a Licensed Clinical Social worker for 12+ years. As a therapist, I feel strongly that we heal effectively when treated as a whole person. My work focuses on making the unconscious, conscious. The symptoms a client experiences are a part of a deeper problem, which we will uncover, together. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process through which I work with clients to gain a better understanding of how the environment, system, culture, & relationships interact with historical & present thoughts and emotions.
I am a licensed therapist and intuitive guide, therapist & coach who has practiced as a Licensed Clinical Social worker for 12+ years. As a therapist, I feel strongly that we heal effectively when treated as a whole person. My work focuses on making the unconscious, conscious. The symptoms a client experiences are a part of a deeper problem, which we will uncover, together. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process through which I work with clients to gain a better understanding of how the environment, system, culture, & relationships interact with historical & present thoughts and emotions.
(850) 204-9308 View (850) 204-9308
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Ashley Rodenbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32413  (Online Only)
I try to be a radically honest therapist with a mission to help all people navigate self-exploration. I believe emotions are informative to the quality of our life experience. I also believe we live in a world full of a lot of information and that feels overwhelming. I feel when people understand their emotions, they can take control of their life. My clinical experience has focused on serving active duty-military members and their families. With this professional experience and as an Air Force & Army dependent, I am most familiar with the unique culture and dynamic of being a military family member.
I try to be a radically honest therapist with a mission to help all people navigate self-exploration. I believe emotions are informative to the quality of our life experience. I also believe we live in a world full of a lot of information and that feels overwhelming. I feel when people understand their emotions, they can take control of their life. My clinical experience has focused on serving active duty-military members and their families. With this professional experience and as an Air Force & Army dependent, I am most familiar with the unique culture and dynamic of being a military family member.
(850) 753-2208 View (850) 753-2208
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Kristi Srichan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life's demands, struggling to sleep due to responsibilities and emotional turmoil? I offer individual counseling and Brainspotting to help clients navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. We will develop a "toolbox" of coping skills and assist in establishing a roadmap towards self-awareness, growth, and positive change. I work alongside clients to explore challenges, set goals, and develop strategies for positive change. I have 10 years in community mental health and in private practice, and work with teenagers and adults.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life's demands, struggling to sleep due to responsibilities and emotional turmoil? I offer individual counseling and Brainspotting to help clients navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. We will develop a "toolbox" of coping skills and assist in establishing a roadmap towards self-awareness, growth, and positive change. I work alongside clients to explore challenges, set goals, and develop strategies for positive change. I have 10 years in community mental health and in private practice, and work with teenagers and adults.
(305) 901-3344 View (305) 901-3344
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Julie A Longton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Panama City Beach, FL 32408  (Online Only)
Providing telehealth services to clients in Florida and Connecticut. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or other life issues? Do you make impulsive decisions that are negative impacting your life? I am here to provide a safe, nurturing environment that allows you to explore and seek the help that you need or want and achieve your full potential while maintaining positive, healthy relationships. My experience includes depression/mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, infertility, life transitions, and women's issues. I provide parenting assistance as well as family, couples, and individual therapy.
Providing telehealth services to clients in Florida and Connecticut. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or other life issues? Do you make impulsive decisions that are negative impacting your life? I am here to provide a safe, nurturing environment that allows you to explore and seek the help that you need or want and achieve your full potential while maintaining positive, healthy relationships. My experience includes depression/mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, infertility, life transitions, and women's issues. I provide parenting assistance as well as family, couples, and individual therapy.
(850) 695-4499 View (850) 695-4499
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Beach Counseling & Psychological Services
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, BCPC, DAPA
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
I have a unique perspective in that I have experience in other areas prior to psychology. I work on problem solving techniques often as quick as the first session, when applicable, because you come here for help. As a therapist, I am here to guide you in the direction you determine. I am not here to "tell you what to do", but rather help you focus on your issues, form goals, and attain those goals. Often I will used testing and other techniques to help identify problem areas, and therefore solutions, so that you may move on with your life.
I have a unique perspective in that I have experience in other areas prior to psychology. I work on problem solving techniques often as quick as the first session, when applicable, because you come here for help. As a therapist, I am here to guide you in the direction you determine. I am not here to "tell you what to do", but rather help you focus on your issues, form goals, and attain those goals. Often I will used testing and other techniques to help identify problem areas, and therefore solutions, so that you may move on with your life.
(850) 273-5649 View (850) 273-5649
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James Vertrees
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
I want to extend a non-judgmental approach to every person I work with. I have been working with adults and adolescents for years and feel confident that I can work with a multitude of personality types. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I understand some of the difficulties we face when seeking counseling services. I want to extend myself to everyone identifying under this umbrella. I am experienced working with active duty military who have experienced trauma, either prior to or during their service. I am currently providing services for Restoring Hope Alliance, which is a local non-profit program.
I want to extend a non-judgmental approach to every person I work with. I have been working with adults and adolescents for years and feel confident that I can work with a multitude of personality types. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I understand some of the difficulties we face when seeking counseling services. I want to extend myself to everyone identifying under this umbrella. I am experienced working with active duty military who have experienced trauma, either prior to or during their service. I am currently providing services for Restoring Hope Alliance, which is a local non-profit program.
(850) 446-7345 View (850) 446-7345
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JourneyPure -- Outpatient Addiction Therapies
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
You deserve treatment that actually helps you get your life back on track (for good). JourneyPure is backed by 6K+ success stories and hundreds of positive reviews online.
You deserve treatment that actually helps you get your life back on track (for good). JourneyPure is backed by 6K+ success stories and hundreds of positive reviews online.
(850) 779-9015 View (850) 779-9015
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Melissa R Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACHT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Hi, I'm Melissa and I'm glad you're here. The simple fact that you're reading this is a positive sign that you're ready for change. It's quite possible that you aren't exactly sure what you're looking for. But you're looking, and that's the first and often most difficult step. Knowing that something is "off" yet being unclear of what, may feel both confusing and frustrating. Despite seemingly having it all together and meeting of the markers that symbolize success. One persisting question remains. "Is this all there is?" I'm going out on a limb here to say the answer is a resounding "NO". There's more, so much more!
Hi, I'm Melissa and I'm glad you're here. The simple fact that you're reading this is a positive sign that you're ready for change. It's quite possible that you aren't exactly sure what you're looking for. But you're looking, and that's the first and often most difficult step. Knowing that something is "off" yet being unclear of what, may feel both confusing and frustrating. Despite seemingly having it all together and meeting of the markers that symbolize success. One persisting question remains. "Is this all there is?" I'm going out on a limb here to say the answer is a resounding "NO". There's more, so much more!
(850) 660-8331 View (850) 660-8331
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Heather Jackson
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP, CTMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Waitlist for new clients
Counseling is not just for those experiencing a life crisis or a current difficulty. Counseling is an opportunity to learn new skills, gain new insights, and position oneself for increased health and wellness. My style is a “hodgepodge”, meaning it depends on what a person needs in that moment. One day we may learn coping skills and the next, we may be identifying how personality characteristics contribute to protecting your sense of self. Mind, body, and spirit impact each other, which can also be described as a holistic approach. We will not just look at what you think and feel, but your lifestyle, environment, & relationships.
Counseling is not just for those experiencing a life crisis or a current difficulty. Counseling is an opportunity to learn new skills, gain new insights, and position oneself for increased health and wellness. My style is a “hodgepodge”, meaning it depends on what a person needs in that moment. One day we may learn coping skills and the next, we may be identifying how personality characteristics contribute to protecting your sense of self. Mind, body, and spirit impact each other, which can also be described as a holistic approach. We will not just look at what you think and feel, but your lifestyle, environment, & relationships.
(850) 812-4313 View (850) 812-4313
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Rise Mind Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome! I'm Reyna, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 12 years of experience in the mental health field. I work with Adults (18+) who are seeking support with a variety of needs to include major life adjustments, personal growth, depression/anxiety, trauma processing, grief, addiction/codependency and more. Much of our work together will be centered around your unique strengths and needs. I approach therapy with a decolonized and anti-oppressive lens. I aim to keep your power, culture, history and experiences at the center of our therapeutic relationship.
Hello and Welcome! I'm Reyna, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 12 years of experience in the mental health field. I work with Adults (18+) who are seeking support with a variety of needs to include major life adjustments, personal growth, depression/anxiety, trauma processing, grief, addiction/codependency and more. Much of our work together will be centered around your unique strengths and needs. I approach therapy with a decolonized and anti-oppressive lens. I aim to keep your power, culture, history and experiences at the center of our therapeutic relationship.
(850) 752-4702 View (850) 752-4702
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Miles Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Throughout my career I have provided care to people from different backgrounds including veterans, law enforcement, first responders, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. I have experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. I provide individual, couples, and group therapy. I enjoy helping couples and families navigate challenges that arise in their dynamics, and combine session work with both individual and family sessions as needed.
Throughout my career I have provided care to people from different backgrounds including veterans, law enforcement, first responders, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. I have experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. I provide individual, couples, and group therapy. I enjoy helping couples and families navigate challenges that arise in their dynamics, and combine session work with both individual and family sessions as needed.
(850) 498-1450 View (850) 498-1450
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David Longton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32408  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression stress, trauma, or ADHD? Do you find it difficult to communicate with your partner, family members or peers? Are you experiencing difficulty with your children? My goal is to provide my clients a safe, nurturing environment that allows them to explore and seek the help that they need or want and achieve their full potential while maintaining positive, healthy relationships. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
Are you struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression stress, trauma, or ADHD? Do you find it difficult to communicate with your partner, family members or peers? Are you experiencing difficulty with your children? My goal is to provide my clients a safe, nurturing environment that allows them to explore and seek the help that they need or want and achieve their full potential while maintaining positive, healthy relationships. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
(850) 605-2436 View (850) 605-2436
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Brandy Haiman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
There are many reasons why people seek counseling with me. Sometimes it's to deal with long-standing psychological issues with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce, a death or work transition. Therapy provides insight & new perspectives into life's challenges, creates solutions & confidence to make changes. I create a safe, warm, non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their choices & emotions so they are able to gain insight, self-confidence & new coping skills in order to navigate life's obstacles more effectively.
There are many reasons why people seek counseling with me. Sometimes it's to deal with long-standing psychological issues with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce, a death or work transition. Therapy provides insight & new perspectives into life's challenges, creates solutions & confidence to make changes. I create a safe, warm, non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their choices & emotions so they are able to gain insight, self-confidence & new coping skills in order to navigate life's obstacles more effectively.
(850) 633-1242 View (850) 633-1242
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Kiara Jones
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407  (Online Only)
With a compassionate approach, I provide a safe and welcoming environment for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am committed to helping clients navigate everyday life struggles to find a path towards empowerment and growth. Gentle Note: I do not provide services to clients who are actively suicidal, homocidal, and exhibit self harming behaviors. I encourage all prospective clients struggling with these concerns to please contact a provider that specializes in these concerns. I also do not provide assistance with custody issues.
With a compassionate approach, I provide a safe and welcoming environment for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am committed to helping clients navigate everyday life struggles to find a path towards empowerment and growth. Gentle Note: I do not provide services to clients who are actively suicidal, homocidal, and exhibit self harming behaviors. I encourage all prospective clients struggling with these concerns to please contact a provider that specializes in these concerns. I also do not provide assistance with custody issues.
(850) 930-7230 View (850) 930-7230
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Melinda Murphy
Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Hello! I am so happy you're here! My name is Melinda and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Florida. I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults who are experiencing trauma related issues, anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and low self-esteem. I approach therapy from a cognitive behavioral perspective when working with clients, however I incorporate techniques from various therapeutic modalities to meet each individual and family needs. I strive to keep my therapeutic environment a safe place without bias or judgment.
Hello! I am so happy you're here! My name is Melinda and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Florida. I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults who are experiencing trauma related issues, anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and low self-esteem. I approach therapy from a cognitive behavioral perspective when working with clients, however I incorporate techniques from various therapeutic modalities to meet each individual and family needs. I strive to keep my therapeutic environment a safe place without bias or judgment.
(720) 225-0553 View (720) 225-0553
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Elizabeth Shine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Feel like you’re in a constant struggle with daily struggle​ dragging down your quality of life like an anchor? Let's talk. I'm here to help you. Many people view therapy as one-sided conversation with little opportunity to experience each other as real people. I want you to know that I am as real as it gets. I want to help you achieve your goals and start living your life where you are excited to wake up every morning. Now accepting new client in Florida via telehealth.
Feel like you’re in a constant struggle with daily struggle​ dragging down your quality of life like an anchor? Let's talk. I'm here to help you. Many people view therapy as one-sided conversation with little opportunity to experience each other as real people. I want you to know that I am as real as it gets. I want to help you achieve your goals and start living your life where you are excited to wake up every morning. Now accepting new client in Florida via telehealth.
(636) 306-4341 View (636) 306-4341

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Number of Therapists in Panama City Beach, FL

50+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Panama City Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
87% Depression
81% Coping Skills
74% Grief
72% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Panama City Beach, FL see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Panama City Beach?

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.