Therapists in Plantation, FL

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Stephanie Muguira
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324
My approach to therapy is collaborative, integrative, and highly personalized to meet your needs. I am committed to creating a safe space in which you feel comfortable to truly be yourself and embark on your unique therapeutic journey. On our journey together, I want to provide you with the support and tools to help you reach the positive change you would like to set in your life. I have extensive experience treating anxiety disorders, life changes, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I am also fully bilingual and happy to provide services in Spanish!
My approach to therapy is collaborative, integrative, and highly personalized to meet your needs. I am committed to creating a safe space in which you feel comfortable to truly be yourself and embark on your unique therapeutic journey. On our journey together, I want to provide you with the support and tools to help you reach the positive change you would like to set in your life. I have extensive experience treating anxiety disorders, life changes, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I am also fully bilingual and happy to provide services in Spanish!
(954) 231-2889 View (954) 231-2889
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Michelle Scharlop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33322  (Online Only)
Walking on eggshells, fights erupting quickly, talking but not being heard? Are you and your spouse struggling to communicate, feeling disconnected and wondering if you should stay together or separate? It is heartbreaking to feel like you drifted apart from the person you vowed to love for the rest of your life. When feelings of isolation, loneliness and sadness appear, it can leave you asking what should I do? You don't have to live the rest of your life feeling this way. Let me help. IMAGINE feeling appreciated, heard, validated, connected, supported and loved.
Walking on eggshells, fights erupting quickly, talking but not being heard? Are you and your spouse struggling to communicate, feeling disconnected and wondering if you should stay together or separate? It is heartbreaking to feel like you drifted apart from the person you vowed to love for the rest of your life. When feelings of isolation, loneliness and sadness appear, it can leave you asking what should I do? You don't have to live the rest of your life feeling this way. Let me help. IMAGINE feeling appreciated, heard, validated, connected, supported and loved.
(954) 573-1787 View (954) 573-1787
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Bridgitte Stuart
Counselor, MS, LMHC, C-DBT, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324  (Online Only)
Each journey we take is unique in every way, and though we cross paths, our experiences are our own. The journeys we walk may come with unexpected obstacles bringing us difficult challenges. You will be provided with a safe, warm, and welcoming space for you to pick up the pieces where you left them and turn those steps into strides. Your journey is prioritized and the path that you choose to take. We collaborate on building the pieces that you need to continue on your path and to fill the spaces so that you may walk freely wherever you need to be.
Each journey we take is unique in every way, and though we cross paths, our experiences are our own. The journeys we walk may come with unexpected obstacles bringing us difficult challenges. You will be provided with a safe, warm, and welcoming space for you to pick up the pieces where you left them and turn those steps into strides. Your journey is prioritized and the path that you choose to take. We collaborate on building the pieces that you need to continue on your path and to fill the spaces so that you may walk freely wherever you need to be.
(954) 231-0513 View (954) 231-0513
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Dr. Tracy Mallett
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, PsyPact
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33324  (Online Only)
Engagement in therapy is an investment in the rest of your life. If you are struggling with family problems, depression, anxiety, issues with motivation, or difficulty managing stress, I look forward to collaborating with you to determine how you and I can work together to help you best reach your goals. I am a licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and an international divorce, and coparenting coach. I am Level II trained in the Gottman Method, and utilize this extensively with couples.
Engagement in therapy is an investment in the rest of your life. If you are struggling with family problems, depression, anxiety, issues with motivation, or difficulty managing stress, I look forward to collaborating with you to determine how you and I can work together to help you best reach your goals. I am a licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and an international divorce, and coparenting coach. I am Level II trained in the Gottman Method, and utilize this extensively with couples.
(954) 945-8760 View (954) 945-8760
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Christopher Turrentine
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324
I have extensive experience with individual therapy, working for substance use treatment centers, and working at various psychiatric hospitals. I have worked in roles including Behavioral Health Tech, Case Management, Primary Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor. I have worked with age groups ranging from young children to geriatrics. I prefer to work with adults of all ages with all types of substance use histories/mental health issues. I firmly believe that in order to help someone, you have to understand them. In order to understand someone, you require personal life experience to truly understand where they are coming from.
I have extensive experience with individual therapy, working for substance use treatment centers, and working at various psychiatric hospitals. I have worked in roles including Behavioral Health Tech, Case Management, Primary Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor. I have worked with age groups ranging from young children to geriatrics. I prefer to work with adults of all ages with all types of substance use histories/mental health issues. I firmly believe that in order to help someone, you have to understand them. In order to understand someone, you require personal life experience to truly understand where they are coming from.
(954) 856-2749 View (954) 856-2749
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Siena DeLisser
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RMFTI
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324
In this era of hyper-connectivity many of us are left, ironically, feeling more disconnected than ever. Many of the social spaces we occupy can leave us feeling as though there is little actual space to speak vulnerability about our hopes, dreams, sorrows, and disappointments. My focus is to create a therapeutic environment where you can speak openly about whatever is bothering you. From there we can decide where you'd like to go and the best way to get there.
In this era of hyper-connectivity many of us are left, ironically, feeling more disconnected than ever. Many of the social spaces we occupy can leave us feeling as though there is little actual space to speak vulnerability about our hopes, dreams, sorrows, and disappointments. My focus is to create a therapeutic environment where you can speak openly about whatever is bothering you. From there we can decide where you'd like to go and the best way to get there.
(954) 448-7851 x6 View (954) 448-7851 x6
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Maria L Reid
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33324
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(305) 614-9468 View (305) 614-9468
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Jamie Ratowski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33322
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety? Maybe you are looking to move on from a recent break-up? Are you feeling stuck in an unhealthy/unhappy relationship & want help getting back on track? There is help! As the owner & therapist at Brightside Therapy, I specialize in helping individuals and couples overcome struggles such as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, communication, trust issues, affair-recovery, & more. Imagine how it would be to feel happier, more confident, & less stressed. Picture your ideal life and relationship. It is possible to achieve. Let's work together to achieve these goals!
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety? Maybe you are looking to move on from a recent break-up? Are you feeling stuck in an unhealthy/unhappy relationship & want help getting back on track? There is help! As the owner & therapist at Brightside Therapy, I specialize in helping individuals and couples overcome struggles such as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, communication, trust issues, affair-recovery, & more. Imagine how it would be to feel happier, more confident, & less stressed. Picture your ideal life and relationship. It is possible to achieve. Let's work together to achieve these goals!
(215) 544-3274 View (215) 544-3274
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Stephanie Rios
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC-QS
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33324  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with Depression and/or Anxiety? Feeling unmotivated? Problems in relationships? Needing support? Imagine a life where you're not held back. Where you have the tools to conquer daily struggles, and where you feel a renewed sense of control and enjoyment of life. That's where therapy can come in and help you. We'll work as a team to collaborate on addressing your emotional and mental health struggles. I'll be supportive and challenging in order to help you to progress and feel better. My main specialties are Depression, Anxiety, past trauma, stress, and having anxious attachment style in relationships.
Are you struggling with Depression and/or Anxiety? Feeling unmotivated? Problems in relationships? Needing support? Imagine a life where you're not held back. Where you have the tools to conquer daily struggles, and where you feel a renewed sense of control and enjoyment of life. That's where therapy can come in and help you. We'll work as a team to collaborate on addressing your emotional and mental health struggles. I'll be supportive and challenging in order to help you to progress and feel better. My main specialties are Depression, Anxiety, past trauma, stress, and having anxious attachment style in relationships.
(754) 203-5180 View (754) 203-5180
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Mary Leone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33324
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Mary and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Mary Leone is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts in Community Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling while living in Georgia and she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University. To see if you are eligible for insurance coverage, please use your phone's camera app to scan the QR code below:
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Mary and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Mary Leone is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts in Community Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling while living in Georgia and she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University. To see if you are eligible for insurance coverage, please use your phone's camera app to scan the QR code below:
(954) 466-0042 View (954) 466-0042
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Elevating Relationships- Elite Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO.... We understand that relationships can be challenging and that couples often find themselves in the midst of a busy life and struggling with connecting in ways that invite joy and satisfaction. Having had generational and personal experiences with failed relationships ourselves, we began a 10 year journey of exploring the challenges that couples face and learning about effective principles and tools that could lead to a more fulfilling relationship. We have experienced the power of change in our own relationship and are excited to assist others along their journey to increased relationship satisfaction.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO.... We understand that relationships can be challenging and that couples often find themselves in the midst of a busy life and struggling with connecting in ways that invite joy and satisfaction. Having had generational and personal experiences with failed relationships ourselves, we began a 10 year journey of exploring the challenges that couples face and learning about effective principles and tools that could lead to a more fulfilling relationship. We have experienced the power of change in our own relationship and are excited to assist others along their journey to increased relationship satisfaction.
(954) 419-3489 View (954) 419-3489
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Elizabeth Gelpi
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Elizabeth and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 17 years of experience. I have worked with clients/couples with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction, and self-esteem concerns. Additionally, I am certified in perinatal mental health; working with those during pregnancy and during the postpartum period.
Hi there! My name is Elizabeth and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 17 years of experience. I have worked with clients/couples with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction, and self-esteem concerns. Additionally, I am certified in perinatal mental health; working with those during pregnancy and during the postpartum period.
(954) 637-1457 View (954) 637-1457
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Alyssa Woolslair
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33322
My goal is to assist individuals and couples with discovering their own worthiness and reinforcing the importance of positive change. I blend elements from different therapeutic approaches to best facilitate each client's needs. The powerful connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can have a significant impact on how you view yourself, your relationships with others, and your life. Healing takes times, but recognizing you are worthy of that time is a great place to start.
My goal is to assist individuals and couples with discovering their own worthiness and reinforcing the importance of positive change. I blend elements from different therapeutic approaches to best facilitate each client's needs. The powerful connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can have a significant impact on how you view yourself, your relationships with others, and your life. Healing takes times, but recognizing you are worthy of that time is a great place to start.
(754) 800-4841 View (754) 800-4841
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Dr. Chantal Marie Gagnon
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33324
Ah, life – it's like a rollercoaster ride, isn't it? But don't worry, I'm here to ride shotgun, no judgment whatsoever. Think of me as your personal GPS, guiding you through the twists and turns of life's highway. As a therapist and researcher, I've concocted a special blend of support, compassion, and a pinch of tough love to help you find your way. I keep up with the latest therapy trends, but I also value those good old heart-to-heart talks. From tackling everyday dilemmas to the big existential questions, I've seen it all. So, let's roll up our sleeves and dive into your world. Together, we'll be a powerhouse team!
Ah, life – it's like a rollercoaster ride, isn't it? But don't worry, I'm here to ride shotgun, no judgment whatsoever. Think of me as your personal GPS, guiding you through the twists and turns of life's highway. As a therapist and researcher, I've concocted a special blend of support, compassion, and a pinch of tough love to help you find your way. I keep up with the latest therapy trends, but I also value those good old heart-to-heart talks. From tackling everyday dilemmas to the big existential questions, I've seen it all. So, let's roll up our sleeves and dive into your world. Together, we'll be a powerhouse team!
(954) 559-2936 View (954) 559-2936
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Kelli Richard- Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324
Are you experiencing anxiety that confines you from living the life you really want? Are you coping with a loss that feels too heavy to hold? Is your child experiencing difficulties in school and exhibiting challenging behaviors? We all experience hardships that steal our inner peace, steer us down unwanted paths, and cause us to lose touch with who we intended to be. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and navigating adolescence and early adulthood. These experiences at times can be very challenging to manage on our own. Let's work together to create the balanced life that you envision.
Are you experiencing anxiety that confines you from living the life you really want? Are you coping with a loss that feels too heavy to hold? Is your child experiencing difficulties in school and exhibiting challenging behaviors? We all experience hardships that steal our inner peace, steer us down unwanted paths, and cause us to lose touch with who we intended to be. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and navigating adolescence and early adulthood. These experiences at times can be very challenging to manage on our own. Let's work together to create the balanced life that you envision.
(954) 982-8905 View (954) 982-8905
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Linda Berlin
Psychologist, PsyD, RN
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324  (Online Only)
Panic Attacks - Enough is enough! The panic attacks keep on coming. You are fearful that you are having a heart attack, about to faint, lose control. Your heart is racing, it may be harder to breathe, your legs are shaking and you feel numb and tingly all over. Rationally, you think, "None of this makes sense," yet it terrifies you. As time goes on, you notice it is harder to leave home, be with friends, function on the job. You dread the thought of the next one. It feels that you are living in fear and the fear is becoming paralyzing. Your world is becoming smaller as you avoid feeling trapped. Enough is enough!
Panic Attacks - Enough is enough! The panic attacks keep on coming. You are fearful that you are having a heart attack, about to faint, lose control. Your heart is racing, it may be harder to breathe, your legs are shaking and you feel numb and tingly all over. Rationally, you think, "None of this makes sense," yet it terrifies you. As time goes on, you notice it is harder to leave home, be with friends, function on the job. You dread the thought of the next one. It feels that you are living in fear and the fear is becoming paralyzing. Your world is becoming smaller as you avoid feeling trapped. Enough is enough!
(954) 280-2328 View (954) 280-2328
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Tamara Sabbagh Delisle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33324
My clients tend to be individuals that have experienced adversity and their resilience is being tested by the weight of responsibilities. Many are first responders or in high energy/intense proffessions.
My clients tend to be individuals that have experienced adversity and their resilience is being tested by the weight of responsibilities. Many are first responders or in high energy/intense proffessions.
(954) 751-3448 View (954) 751-3448
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Yasmine Holbrook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33324
I am Yasmine Holbrook a Licensed Clinical Therapist. I have been married for 15 years and blessed with two energetic and adventurous boys. I also struggled with fertility and pregnancy. I had my first child at the age of 36 and it took me 10 years. During those 10 years I dealt with fibroids, failed IUIs, miscarriages, and three rounds of IVF, and depression. Looking back at those years I do wish I had the support and tools to deal with some of the emotions and feelings that I experienced. It was a lonely journey even though my husband was right there with me. I do not want you to feel alone through this difficult journey.
I am Yasmine Holbrook a Licensed Clinical Therapist. I have been married for 15 years and blessed with two energetic and adventurous boys. I also struggled with fertility and pregnancy. I had my first child at the age of 36 and it took me 10 years. During those 10 years I dealt with fibroids, failed IUIs, miscarriages, and three rounds of IVF, and depression. Looking back at those years I do wish I had the support and tools to deal with some of the emotions and feelings that I experienced. It was a lonely journey even though my husband was right there with me. I do not want you to feel alone through this difficult journey.
(954) 539-9941 View (954) 539-9941
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Celina Ford
Psychologist, PsyD, ABSNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33324
Hello, My name is Celina Ford, and I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I am the owner of Robin Psychology, PLLC, a private practice that specializes in diagnostic testing and multidisciplinary treatment planning. Our goal is to offer insight into an individual's cognitive functioning for renewed hope and understanding. After identifying the true area of concern, we find that once the right treatment/remediation is in place, the individual becomes more motivated and willing to respond. Call today for a free phone consultation @ 954 643 9121, or send me an email at info@robinpsychology.com.
Hello, My name is Celina Ford, and I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I am the owner of Robin Psychology, PLLC, a private practice that specializes in diagnostic testing and multidisciplinary treatment planning. Our goal is to offer insight into an individual's cognitive functioning for renewed hope and understanding. After identifying the true area of concern, we find that once the right treatment/remediation is in place, the individual becomes more motivated and willing to respond. Call today for a free phone consultation @ 954 643 9121, or send me an email at info@robinpsychology.com.
(954) 289-6534 View (954) 289-6534
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Center for Neuropsychological Svc (CNS)
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324
Dr. Ana Santana is a Bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist, for the state of Florida. She specializes in psychotherapy, neuropsychological evaluations, psychoeducational and vocational rehabilitation psychodiagnostic testing for job-related recommendations. She has received extensive bilingual training conducting neuropsychological evaluations with neurologically impaired outpatients and inpatients, with a diverse clinical diagnosis including traumatic brain injury; polytrauma; cerebrovascular accidents and a variety of neurological and medical disorders. Her approach to psychotherapy is cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused and empirically based treatments. Within her approach she integrates therapeutic modalities that work best with the treatment needs of the individual.
Dr. Ana Santana is a Bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist, for the state of Florida. She specializes in psychotherapy, neuropsychological evaluations, psychoeducational and vocational rehabilitation psychodiagnostic testing for job-related recommendations. She has received extensive bilingual training conducting neuropsychological evaluations with neurologically impaired outpatients and inpatients, with a diverse clinical diagnosis including traumatic brain injury; polytrauma; cerebrovascular accidents and a variety of neurological and medical disorders. Her approach to psychotherapy is cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused and empirically based treatments. Within her approach she integrates therapeutic modalities that work best with the treatment needs of the individual.
(850) 467-9239 View (850) 467-9239

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Plantation, FL

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Plantation, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
71% Family Conflict
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Plantation, FL see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Plantation?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.