Therapists in Pinecrest, FL

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Claudia Briceno
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156  (Online Only)
Do you feel insecure, critical or judgmental against yourself? When we only focus on our failures and flaws, suddenly they start defining us and affecting our self-esteem. The first step to loving yourself is dedicating time to yourself. Are you looking to improve your emotional intelligence? Are you having trouble connecting with people? Is it difficult to be assertive? Our mental health and well-being is highly related to the quality of the relationships that we have. Getting to know yourself and understanding those around you will help you nurture and attend this important aspect.
Do you feel insecure, critical or judgmental against yourself? When we only focus on our failures and flaws, suddenly they start defining us and affecting our self-esteem. The first step to loving yourself is dedicating time to yourself. Are you looking to improve your emotional intelligence? Are you having trouble connecting with people? Is it difficult to be assertive? Our mental health and well-being is highly related to the quality of the relationships that we have. Getting to know yourself and understanding those around you will help you nurture and attend this important aspect.
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Melody Caton
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Welcome to Connecting Families, offering services for children and families to navigate challenging times. Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, school difficulties or you need that little extra help in parenting a difficult stage I am here to help. I provide therapeutic services that look at the whole child and work to integrate all the pieces of emotional, mental, social, cognitive and spiritual areas to find healing and growth.
Welcome to Connecting Families, offering services for children and families to navigate challenging times. Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, school difficulties or you need that little extra help in parenting a difficult stage I am here to help. I provide therapeutic services that look at the whole child and work to integrate all the pieces of emotional, mental, social, cognitive and spiritual areas to find healing and growth.
(786) 460-2865 View (786) 460-2865
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Niurka Sotolongo Eberhardt
Counselor, MS, LMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
EMDR Therapist. Treating Stress, Trauma, Addictions, Grief & Loss, Relationship Conflicts. Take charge, be self-empowering, You have choices. I am a FL Licensed MH Counselor. Specializing in Sex Addiction, Stress, Alcohol/Drug/Gambling Addiction, Trauma Couple/Intimacy attachment injury. Trained in EMDR, Gottman L3, EFT, CBT, IFS, Imago/Attachment & Tantra & Kink. DBT Certified. Nutrition & MH Certified. Psychedelic Integration Therapist. Families are struggling to stay together. Individuals are stuck trying to make sense of their lives. I am equipped with strong diverse therapeutic skills for your transformation & healing.
EMDR Therapist. Treating Stress, Trauma, Addictions, Grief & Loss, Relationship Conflicts. Take charge, be self-empowering, You have choices. I am a FL Licensed MH Counselor. Specializing in Sex Addiction, Stress, Alcohol/Drug/Gambling Addiction, Trauma Couple/Intimacy attachment injury. Trained in EMDR, Gottman L3, EFT, CBT, IFS, Imago/Attachment & Tantra & Kink. DBT Certified. Nutrition & MH Certified. Psychedelic Integration Therapist. Families are struggling to stay together. Individuals are stuck trying to make sense of their lives. I am equipped with strong diverse therapeutic skills for your transformation & healing.
(786) 981-6185 View (786) 981-6185
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Dr. Alexis Friedman
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Clients who seek my services are often looking to foster healthier relationships, manage academic, work, or family pressures, or resolve internal conflicts. Maybe you're struggling to cope with anxiety, stress, low motivation, or overwhelm. Perhaps you’re hoping to heal past wounds or improve self-understanding. Whether this is your first time in therapy or you’re seeking a new perspective, I look forward to working together to help you become the best version of yourself.
Clients who seek my services are often looking to foster healthier relationships, manage academic, work, or family pressures, or resolve internal conflicts. Maybe you're struggling to cope with anxiety, stress, low motivation, or overwhelm. Perhaps you’re hoping to heal past wounds or improve self-understanding. Whether this is your first time in therapy or you’re seeking a new perspective, I look forward to working together to help you become the best version of yourself.
(786) 933-8057 View (786) 933-8057
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Dr. Barry Ladis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW , MCAP, CPA
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
My name is Dr. Barry Ladis and I am an Existential Psychotherapist and a Master Level Addiction Professional who has been practicing in the Miami area for approximately 12 years. My specialties include the assessment and treatment of adolescents, adults, couples, and families. As an existential therapist, I'll create a safe space for you to explore life's fundamental questions. Together, we'll tackle issues of meaning, freedom, and responsibility, aiming to increase your self-awareness and authenticity. I'll support you in finding purpose and making meaningful choices in your life.
My name is Dr. Barry Ladis and I am an Existential Psychotherapist and a Master Level Addiction Professional who has been practicing in the Miami area for approximately 12 years. My specialties include the assessment and treatment of adolescents, adults, couples, and families. As an existential therapist, I'll create a safe space for you to explore life's fundamental questions. Together, we'll tackle issues of meaning, freedom, and responsibility, aiming to increase your self-awareness and authenticity. I'll support you in finding purpose and making meaningful choices in your life.
(786) 254-0283 View (786) 254-0283
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Katie Fennell
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Hi! My name is Katie Fennell, I am a licensed mental health counselor at Buxani Counseling Care. Our mission is to empower our clients to resolve their issues and lead fulfilling lives through a mindful and tailored therapeutic approach to mental health.
Hi! My name is Katie Fennell, I am a licensed mental health counselor at Buxani Counseling Care. Our mission is to empower our clients to resolve their issues and lead fulfilling lives through a mindful and tailored therapeutic approach to mental health.
(786) 808-4673 View (786) 808-4673
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Katalin B Eckstein
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
I am a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience in the field. I believe that a supportive yet engaging therapeutic environment can help us process and identify patterns in our lives, both positive and negaitve. By building on our strengths, we can better overcome challenges and change the patterns that we want. I provide pschoeducational, neuropsychological and psychological testiting for all ages, focussing on generating individualized and realistic treatment recommendations. In parenting education, I focus on non-coercive strategies derived from neuropsychology, social psychology and learning theories to maximise parenting skills while minimizing family stress.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience in the field. I believe that a supportive yet engaging therapeutic environment can help us process and identify patterns in our lives, both positive and negaitve. By building on our strengths, we can better overcome challenges and change the patterns that we want. I provide pschoeducational, neuropsychological and psychological testiting for all ages, focussing on generating individualized and realistic treatment recommendations. In parenting education, I focus on non-coercive strategies derived from neuropsychology, social psychology and learning theories to maximise parenting skills while minimizing family stress.
(786) 373-3377 View (786) 373-3377
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Moshe Reznitsky
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MFT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinecrest, FL 33156  (Online Only)
Welcome to a transformative journey with Moshe Reznitsky, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. With a profound commitment to your wellbeing, Moshe holds a dual masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling, offering a unique perspective to his practice. Experience a personalized therapeutic journey tailored to your needs. Moshe's eclectic approach blends evidence-based modalities, ensuring a dynamic and holistic therapeutic experience. Specializing in working with individuals and couples, he addresses a broad spectrum of mental health struggles.
Welcome to a transformative journey with Moshe Reznitsky, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. With a profound commitment to your wellbeing, Moshe holds a dual masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling, offering a unique perspective to his practice. Experience a personalized therapeutic journey tailored to your needs. Moshe's eclectic approach blends evidence-based modalities, ensuring a dynamic and holistic therapeutic experience. Specializing in working with individuals and couples, he addresses a broad spectrum of mental health struggles.
(352) 605-6874 View (352) 605-6874
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Jordan Heiden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156  (Online Only)
OCD is a heavy burden. And it feels even heavier when nothing seems to help, including therapy. Maybe you feel that OCD is just something you have to tolerate for the rest of your life. I don’t believe that “coping” is your only option. I believe OCD is treatable. And I believe you can make deep-seated and long-lasting change. Together, we’ll look beyond your diagnosis and subtype, and understand the beliefs that maintain the OCD in your life. This can be daunting, but I’ll be there with you every step of the way offering guidance and support.
OCD is a heavy burden. And it feels even heavier when nothing seems to help, including therapy. Maybe you feel that OCD is just something you have to tolerate for the rest of your life. I don’t believe that “coping” is your only option. I believe OCD is treatable. And I believe you can make deep-seated and long-lasting change. Together, we’ll look beyond your diagnosis and subtype, and understand the beliefs that maintain the OCD in your life. This can be daunting, but I’ll be there with you every step of the way offering guidance and support.
(786) 628-8351 View (786) 628-8351
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Kathryn Pineyro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
In a warm and compassionate environment, you will feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings as well as learn coping tools to help you transform stress. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, life changes, divorce and grief. My approach is individualized and incorporates evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Psychodynamic, and hypnotherapy. I believe in harnessing my client's strengths to develop a greater capacity for growth and the people I have worked with have reported feeling healthier and happier as a result of using these tools.
In a warm and compassionate environment, you will feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings as well as learn coping tools to help you transform stress. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, life changes, divorce and grief. My approach is individualized and incorporates evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Psychodynamic, and hypnotherapy. I believe in harnessing my client's strengths to develop a greater capacity for growth and the people I have worked with have reported feeling healthier and happier as a result of using these tools.
(786) 520-2637 View (786) 520-2637
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Andrea Lippman Loeb
Psychologist, PsyD, PA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pinecrest, FL 33156
My name is Dr. Andrea Loeb, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have been practicing in the Miami area for over 20 years! My practice consists of individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. My specialty areas include Anxiety, Depression, and adjustment to life changes (divorce, death, relocation, trauma, etc.). I am specially trained in all types of trauma across the lifespan, with a specialty in the area of treating child sexual abuse. I am also certified and love working with those struggling with OCD symptoms.
My name is Dr. Andrea Loeb, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have been practicing in the Miami area for over 20 years! My practice consists of individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. My specialty areas include Anxiety, Depression, and adjustment to life changes (divorce, death, relocation, trauma, etc.). I am specially trained in all types of trauma across the lifespan, with a specialty in the area of treating child sexual abuse. I am also certified and love working with those struggling with OCD symptoms.
(305) 834-4280 View (305) 834-4280
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Karina Maria Luaces
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Throughout our therapy, I will walk alongside you, and try to understand the direction you want to take in your life, while helping you develop insight into what may be impeding you from your goals. We will begin by exploring your narrative through a casual conversation, and then catering treatment to your goals by strengthening the areas in your life where you shine, and working through the areas of your life that have been met with suffering. This may include mindfulness techniques in order to establish a sense of equilibrium, learning how to have healthier boundaries, and enhancing communication within your relationships.
Throughout our therapy, I will walk alongside you, and try to understand the direction you want to take in your life, while helping you develop insight into what may be impeding you from your goals. We will begin by exploring your narrative through a casual conversation, and then catering treatment to your goals by strengthening the areas in your life where you shine, and working through the areas of your life that have been met with suffering. This may include mindfulness techniques in order to establish a sense of equilibrium, learning how to have healthier boundaries, and enhancing communication within your relationships.
(786) 526-0479 View (786) 526-0479
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Maria-Pilar Gonzalez
CMHt, Life, Coach, SMgtCs
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
It is all about realizing your own potential and the endless possibilities you can create. With over 21 years of experience in Hypnosis, Life Coaching, and Biomagnetic Therapy, I help many people overcome unwanted habits, releasing stress and controlling anxieties and panic attacks. I guide my clients to build confidence and concentration and to reach their goals of success and happiness. I also do Past Life Regression and Spiritual Hypnosis. Call us, there is so much we can help with... We are here to guide you.
It is all about realizing your own potential and the endless possibilities you can create. With over 21 years of experience in Hypnosis, Life Coaching, and Biomagnetic Therapy, I help many people overcome unwanted habits, releasing stress and controlling anxieties and panic attacks. I guide my clients to build confidence and concentration and to reach their goals of success and happiness. I also do Past Life Regression and Spiritual Hypnosis. Call us, there is so much we can help with... We are here to guide you.
(305) 595-1699 View (305) 595-1699
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Sarah Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinecrest, FL 33156
I believe that therapy can be a transformative and rewarding process. As your therapist, I want to create a safe space for you to explore your feelings and discover your own unique path forward. During our time together, you can expect a supportive, non-judgmental, and empowering space. I integrate mindfulness, acceptance, and present-moment techniques to help you relate to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and find new ways to cope, grow, and thrive. I also incorporate creativity, humor, and compassion into my sessions, as I believe that healing can happen in many ways.
I believe that therapy can be a transformative and rewarding process. As your therapist, I want to create a safe space for you to explore your feelings and discover your own unique path forward. During our time together, you can expect a supportive, non-judgmental, and empowering space. I integrate mindfulness, acceptance, and present-moment techniques to help you relate to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and find new ways to cope, grow, and thrive. I also incorporate creativity, humor, and compassion into my sessions, as I believe that healing can happen in many ways.
(786) 730-9882 View (786) 730-9882
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Melissa Anne Taylor
Counselor, LMHC, BCBA
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Asking for help is both brave and courageous and I commend you for taking this first step. I am so glad you are here! You do not have to struggle in silence. Let’s work together on your journey towards healing. It is my belief that we all have an inner child that we carry around with us. Though we have grown and matured with time, that child is still very much within, often desperately seeking the love, compassion, understanding, support, and nurturing that he or she may not have gotten at a time when they really needed it. Your healing journey starts today, and I’m honored to be a part of it.
Asking for help is both brave and courageous and I commend you for taking this first step. I am so glad you are here! You do not have to struggle in silence. Let’s work together on your journey towards healing. It is my belief that we all have an inner child that we carry around with us. Though we have grown and matured with time, that child is still very much within, often desperately seeking the love, compassion, understanding, support, and nurturing that he or she may not have gotten at a time when they really needed it. Your healing journey starts today, and I’m honored to be a part of it.
(786) 882-9547 View (786) 882-9547
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Luz Maria Berrio
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
As a psychologist licensed in Florida and New York, my goal is to establish a safe, nurturing, and secure environment for clients seeking to live to their fullest potential. I believe that a trusting relationship is necessary in order for individuals to grow and succeed. Therefore, I seek to work in collaboration with my clients to achieve their goals and establish a healthy lifestyle. In my work with children and adolescents I work closely with the parents and schools in order to provide a multidisciplinary treatment approach. I conduct home and school visits which are vital in working with children.
As a psychologist licensed in Florida and New York, my goal is to establish a safe, nurturing, and secure environment for clients seeking to live to their fullest potential. I believe that a trusting relationship is necessary in order for individuals to grow and succeed. Therefore, I seek to work in collaboration with my clients to achieve their goals and establish a healthy lifestyle. In my work with children and adolescents I work closely with the parents and schools in order to provide a multidisciplinary treatment approach. I conduct home and school visits which are vital in working with children.
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Xotchilt Blanco
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
You are the most important part of your treatment, and it begins with a foundation of trust. Depression, anxiety, relationship stress, challenges with academic or professional growth... there are endless reasons to seek therapy. In sessions, I prioritize the development of a connection that feels comfortable and safe for you. Each person is unique, together we will find a way to customize the various evidence-based treatment tools so that they work in a way that affirms who you are.
You are the most important part of your treatment, and it begins with a foundation of trust. Depression, anxiety, relationship stress, challenges with academic or professional growth... there are endless reasons to seek therapy. In sessions, I prioritize the development of a connection that feels comfortable and safe for you. Each person is unique, together we will find a way to customize the various evidence-based treatment tools so that they work in a way that affirms who you are.
(786) 648-8934 View (786) 648-8934
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Annie Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RMFTI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pinecrest, FL 33156
I am a compassionate therapist dedicated to working with individuals across all age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I place great emphasis on building a genuine therapeutic connection, creating a safe space for clients to openly share their thoughts and feelings.
I am a compassionate therapist dedicated to working with individuals across all age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I place great emphasis on building a genuine therapeutic connection, creating a safe space for clients to openly share their thoughts and feelings.
(786) 829-3169 View (786) 829-3169
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Melissa Cruz
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Hi! My name is Melissa Cruz, I am a licensed mental health counselor at Buxani Counseling Care. Our mission is to empower our clients to resolve their issues and lead fulfilling lives through a mindful and tailored therapeutic approach to mental health.
Hi! My name is Melissa Cruz, I am a licensed mental health counselor at Buxani Counseling Care. Our mission is to empower our clients to resolve their issues and lead fulfilling lives through a mindful and tailored therapeutic approach to mental health.
(786) 977-4594 View (786) 977-4594
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Roselyn Smith, PhD, LLC-NPI # 1073649232
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Ready to reclaim your life from stress, illness, pain, indecision, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma? Then contact me now. In addition to providing keynote addresses on critical incident response/Psychological First Aid and corporate communications, stress management, mindfulness, and productivity, I specialize in critical incident response/trauma treatment, CBT, hypnotherapy & meditation training. Most of my patients are capable & accomplished, ready to work hard and get results. After a thorough intake evaluation, I recommend an individualized therapy "road map" based upon intake results, goals, & personality structure, an approach that works well for motivated individuals. Congratulations on taking this step. I look forward to hearing from you.
Ready to reclaim your life from stress, illness, pain, indecision, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma? Then contact me now. In addition to providing keynote addresses on critical incident response/Psychological First Aid and corporate communications, stress management, mindfulness, and productivity, I specialize in critical incident response/trauma treatment, CBT, hypnotherapy & meditation training. Most of my patients are capable & accomplished, ready to work hard and get results. After a thorough intake evaluation, I recommend an individualized therapy "road map" based upon intake results, goals, & personality structure, an approach that works well for motivated individuals. Congratulations on taking this step. I look forward to hearing from you.
(305) 834-4866 View (305) 834-4866

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pinecrest, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$167

Therapists in Pinecrest, FL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
62% Family Conflict
60% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Pinecrest, FL see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pinecrest?

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.