Therapists in Ponte Vedra, FL

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Matthew Hood
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Hello! My name is Matthew and I am thrilled to see you taking a step to better yourself and for taking the time to look for a therapist. I have worked with a large variety of clients on various issues, including children, teens, young adults, and adults. I have worked with a range of people from different backgrounds and lifestyles. I am eager to work with the client that is motivated to change and ready to do the work. I always vouch to my clients that I am more than willing to work as hard as they do when it comes to our therapy sessions and interventions I provide. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for support and growth
Hello! My name is Matthew and I am thrilled to see you taking a step to better yourself and for taking the time to look for a therapist. I have worked with a large variety of clients on various issues, including children, teens, young adults, and adults. I have worked with a range of people from different backgrounds and lifestyles. I am eager to work with the client that is motivated to change and ready to do the work. I always vouch to my clients that I am more than willing to work as hard as they do when it comes to our therapy sessions and interventions I provide. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for support and growth
(904) 867-4187 View (904) 867-4187
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Kristi P Vega
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
As a family therapist, I believe our family relationships are foundational to mental health. I help parents manage the stress and conflict of busy lives, by focusing on their values and priorities for themselves and for their kids. I'm experienced in supporting tweens, teens, and adults with emotional regulation, mood disorders, and developing confidence in their own strengths and potential.
As a family therapist, I believe our family relationships are foundational to mental health. I help parents manage the stress and conflict of busy lives, by focusing on their values and priorities for themselves and for their kids. I'm experienced in supporting tweens, teens, and adults with emotional regulation, mood disorders, and developing confidence in their own strengths and potential.
(904) 746-9738 View (904) 746-9738
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John C Seniff
LMHC
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
I have a strong background in psychoanalysis and spiritual evolution. I am an ordained Zen Buddhist with a background in different spiritual approaches and life changes. I am what psychologists would call a multi cultural person. I put a strong emphasis on inner growth and moving beyond stagnation. An interpersonal connection to my clients is important. My overall experience in life gives me tools to work with a client that one does not find in the usual psychological approach. If you are looking to grow and develop more awareness definitely check me out.
I have a strong background in psychoanalysis and spiritual evolution. I am an ordained Zen Buddhist with a background in different spiritual approaches and life changes. I am what psychologists would call a multi cultural person. I put a strong emphasis on inner growth and moving beyond stagnation. An interpersonal connection to my clients is important. My overall experience in life gives me tools to work with a client that one does not find in the usual psychological approach. If you are looking to grow and develop more awareness definitely check me out.
(904) 429-4703 View (904) 429-4703
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Kathleen Patneau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MHA
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082  (Online Only)
I work with adults breaking out of negative cycles, managing stress, anxiety, and depression, improving relationships, questions on career and life purpose. I provide individual therapy and supportive counseling for addiction recovery and medical issues. I have an integrated model of therapy - body, mind and spirit. I am licensed as a Therapist in FL and WI and am a Certified Addiction Professional.
I work with adults breaking out of negative cycles, managing stress, anxiety, and depression, improving relationships, questions on career and life purpose. I provide individual therapy and supportive counseling for addiction recovery and medical issues. I have an integrated model of therapy - body, mind and spirit. I am licensed as a Therapist in FL and WI and am a Certified Addiction Professional.
(904) 682-9989 View (904) 682-9989
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Michael Stapleton
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Do you feel alone? Like no one can understand what you are going through? We all feel the same way. The conflicting messages we are told about being "happy" and how to feel that way can make it incredibly confusing to figure out what to do. How do I handle my anxiety? My trauma? My past? My toxic relationship? How can I share that thing I've never, ever shared with anyone that's eating me alive? How can I let go of guilt & shame over the past? How do I forgive? I'd like to help you find straightforward answers, as I've had to honor to do with my clients for over 20 years. I look forward to meeting you!
Do you feel alone? Like no one can understand what you are going through? We all feel the same way. The conflicting messages we are told about being "happy" and how to feel that way can make it incredibly confusing to figure out what to do. How do I handle my anxiety? My trauma? My past? My toxic relationship? How can I share that thing I've never, ever shared with anyone that's eating me alive? How can I let go of guilt & shame over the past? How do I forgive? I'd like to help you find straightforward answers, as I've had to honor to do with my clients for over 20 years. I look forward to meeting you!
(904) 516-9836 View (904) 516-9836
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Psych Ed Connections @ Nocatee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Psych Ed Connections is a psychological and educational practice committed to integrating the best available research with clinical expertise. Owned by Dr. Abigail Levrini, leading ADHD expert and bestselling author, and operated by doctoral level clinicians, Psych Ed Connections desires to serve clients of all ages looking to achieve their educational and life goals, learn more about themselves, or reach their potential. We are experts in areas including ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, parenting, play therapy, and more. Psych Ed also conducts testing for Autism, ADHD, mood disorders, TBI and Giftedness.
Psych Ed Connections is a psychological and educational practice committed to integrating the best available research with clinical expertise. Owned by Dr. Abigail Levrini, leading ADHD expert and bestselling author, and operated by doctoral level clinicians, Psych Ed Connections desires to serve clients of all ages looking to achieve their educational and life goals, learn more about themselves, or reach their potential. We are experts in areas including ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, parenting, play therapy, and more. Psych Ed also conducts testing for Autism, ADHD, mood disorders, TBI and Giftedness.
(904) 342-1262 View (904) 342-1262
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Molly Dyer LMHC, CEDS Tidal Creek Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, CEDS, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Are you or your teen experiencing issues related to eating or body image? Have you wondered how to stop the Eating Disorder from telling you to eat less and less, or more and more, or to purge to control the feelings? You are not alone. I am an Eating Disorder Specialist (FBT, CBT-E, DBT, RO-DBT). I treat AN, BN, BED, OSFED, ARFID. I also treat: Compulsive Exercise and Complex PTSD Trauma. I am certified in iMove for healing beyond compulsive exercise, CPT, TF-CBT, Body Image disturbance, Polyvagal Theory, holistic centered. Let's walk your toward healing together and learn to See beyond the eating disorder Mirage
Are you or your teen experiencing issues related to eating or body image? Have you wondered how to stop the Eating Disorder from telling you to eat less and less, or more and more, or to purge to control the feelings? You are not alone. I am an Eating Disorder Specialist (FBT, CBT-E, DBT, RO-DBT). I treat AN, BN, BED, OSFED, ARFID. I also treat: Compulsive Exercise and Complex PTSD Trauma. I am certified in iMove for healing beyond compulsive exercise, CPT, TF-CBT, Body Image disturbance, Polyvagal Theory, holistic centered. Let's walk your toward healing together and learn to See beyond the eating disorder Mirage
(904) 395-4368 View (904) 395-4368
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Heather H Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you in the areas of life where you feel stuck, identify the areas of suffering you experience, and to come up with a plan to move you forward in your life. Every person is different as is every single plan for treatment. I am trained in a variety of therapies and specialize in anxiety, depression, relationships, and trauma. If I can help you figure out next steps, please don't hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.
My goal is to help you in the areas of life where you feel stuck, identify the areas of suffering you experience, and to come up with a plan to move you forward in your life. Every person is different as is every single plan for treatment. I am trained in a variety of therapies and specialize in anxiety, depression, relationships, and trauma. If I can help you figure out next steps, please don't hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.
(904) 837-6670 View (904) 837-6670
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Nadine A Bridges
Counselor, MS, LMHC, IYT
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
We are living in a time where stress and anxiety have taken on new meaning. Feeling overwhelmed and "never having enough hours in our day" is now commonplace and almost expected. If this sounds like you, you are not only not alone but part of a majority of people. If you are looking for a different approach to manage your symptoms by looking at possible causes and ways to change those then look no further. Areas of expertise include anxiety management, complex trauma and PTSD, couples therapy, adjustment disorders, parenting concerns, and stress management.
We are living in a time where stress and anxiety have taken on new meaning. Feeling overwhelmed and "never having enough hours in our day" is now commonplace and almost expected. If this sounds like you, you are not only not alone but part of a majority of people. If you are looking for a different approach to manage your symptoms by looking at possible causes and ways to change those then look no further. Areas of expertise include anxiety management, complex trauma and PTSD, couples therapy, adjustment disorders, parenting concerns, and stress management.
(855) 226-9005 View (855) 226-9005
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Kimberly J McGowan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Ponte Vedra Counseling & Wellness is a private counseling and therapy practice dedicated to the goal of helping every client reach maximal happiness and wellness in all aspects of their life. Whether it be stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, conflicts, trouble with work or school, or simply needing a confidential source for guidance, our therapists welcome the chance to help find resolutions to your problems based on current and effective treatment protocols. We see children, teens and adults, in all types of counseling - individual, couple/marital, and family.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Ponte Vedra Counseling & Wellness is a private counseling and therapy practice dedicated to the goal of helping every client reach maximal happiness and wellness in all aspects of their life. Whether it be stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, conflicts, trouble with work or school, or simply needing a confidential source for guidance, our therapists welcome the chance to help find resolutions to your problems based on current and effective treatment protocols. We see children, teens and adults, in all types of counseling - individual, couple/marital, and family.
(904) 204-9645 View (904) 204-9645
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Eileen S Crawford
Mental Health Counselor, MS, MBA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Taking that first step to meet a counselor shows courage and strength, even when you might be feeling anything but that. I work hard to make sure you are comfortable in the counseling process. Together, we set therapeutic goals specific to your needs and develop a flexible treatment approach based on your strengths and resources. My work with couples uses Gottman Relationship Therapy, which has proven highly effective. Research-based, it focuses on teaching couples tools and techniques to build a fuller, happier long-term relationship. I welcome individuals, couples and families, and work with pre-teens to seniors.
Taking that first step to meet a counselor shows courage and strength, even when you might be feeling anything but that. I work hard to make sure you are comfortable in the counseling process. Together, we set therapeutic goals specific to your needs and develop a flexible treatment approach based on your strengths and resources. My work with couples uses Gottman Relationship Therapy, which has proven highly effective. Research-based, it focuses on teaching couples tools and techniques to build a fuller, happier long-term relationship. I welcome individuals, couples and families, and work with pre-teens to seniors.
(407) 680-1758 View (407) 680-1758
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Coach J
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Hey I’m Coach J. I work with Athletes exclusively. Why? Because You need a Mental Game Coach on your team. Sports today is more Competitive than ever. College Recruiting has changed too. Talent will only carry you so far. I give targeted Sports help & get you back on track. I help players get to the top of their Mental Game. Understanding the Mental Game takes you to the next level. I build Confidence, Mental Toughness & Maturity. I’m a Trusted Coach that knows how it all works. I do sports counseling 6 days a week because High School & College athletes need an edge on sports performance & sports psychology. Let’s Go!
Hey I’m Coach J. I work with Athletes exclusively. Why? Because You need a Mental Game Coach on your team. Sports today is more Competitive than ever. College Recruiting has changed too. Talent will only carry you so far. I give targeted Sports help & get you back on track. I help players get to the top of their Mental Game. Understanding the Mental Game takes you to the next level. I build Confidence, Mental Toughness & Maturity. I’m a Trusted Coach that knows how it all works. I do sports counseling 6 days a week because High School & College athletes need an edge on sports performance & sports psychology. Let’s Go!
(904) 932-0892 View (904) 932-0892
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Peg Margaret Seykora
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081  (Online Only)
One of the strongest predictors of success in therapy is the connection you have with your therapist. Finding the best fit is the first step! I have over 30 years of experience working with my clients to increase understanding of themselves and their inner lives. Working in a non-judgmental atmosphere you will uncover unsuccessful patterns and learn tools to change them I use both traditional and non-traditional approaches The goal is to leave feeling empowered and balanced to face life challenges. I only do virtual counseling with a HIPPA approved platform. I answer my own phone. You can decide if I'm the therapist for you!
One of the strongest predictors of success in therapy is the connection you have with your therapist. Finding the best fit is the first step! I have over 30 years of experience working with my clients to increase understanding of themselves and their inner lives. Working in a non-judgmental atmosphere you will uncover unsuccessful patterns and learn tools to change them I use both traditional and non-traditional approaches The goal is to leave feeling empowered and balanced to face life challenges. I only do virtual counseling with a HIPPA approved platform. I answer my own phone. You can decide if I'm the therapist for you!
(407) 543-6794 View (407) 543-6794
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Marcie Thomas
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Life is hard. When you add anxiety, depression, school, and traumatic experiences to the mix, it can be difficult to cope. Life experiences can leave you with low self-esteem, lack of motivation, excessive negative thoughts, intrusive thoughts, feelings of detachment, negative mood, avoidance, and unhelpful behavior patterns. Together we can discover strategies to get unstuck and heal.
Life is hard. When you add anxiety, depression, school, and traumatic experiences to the mix, it can be difficult to cope. Life experiences can leave you with low self-esteem, lack of motivation, excessive negative thoughts, intrusive thoughts, feelings of detachment, negative mood, avoidance, and unhelpful behavior patterns. Together we can discover strategies to get unstuck and heal.
(904) 675-3773 View (904) 675-3773
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Enlightened Way Therapy Services LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I specialize in guiding couples, military personnel, combat veterans, and individuals through difficult life situations. I work with clients to address anxiety, depression, relational problems, self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, as well as grief and loss. Serving as both therapist and coach, my approach aims to instill hope and increase motivation in order to help clients achieve their goals. Let's navigate the complexities together, fostering healing, resilience, and personal growth. Your journey toward improved mental health and fulfilling relationships begins here.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I specialize in guiding couples, military personnel, combat veterans, and individuals through difficult life situations. I work with clients to address anxiety, depression, relational problems, self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, as well as grief and loss. Serving as both therapist and coach, my approach aims to instill hope and increase motivation in order to help clients achieve their goals. Let's navigate the complexities together, fostering healing, resilience, and personal growth. Your journey toward improved mental health and fulfilling relationships begins here.
(858) 386-1673 View (858) 386-1673
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Todd C Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Not accepting new clients
Life can challenge all of us at different times in our lives. Sometimes the challenges are subtle and it can feel like there is no time to address them. Other times we are thrown into crises and need support that is both effective and timely. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, a lack of meaning and/or purpose, or acute anxiety and depression, I can provide you with support assist with your healing process. I also have a special focus in my practice on helping couples achieve better intimacy, healing from past breaches of trust, and calming negative patterns.
Life can challenge all of us at different times in our lives. Sometimes the challenges are subtle and it can feel like there is no time to address them. Other times we are thrown into crises and need support that is both effective and timely. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, a lack of meaning and/or purpose, or acute anxiety and depression, I can provide you with support assist with your healing process. I also have a special focus in my practice on helping couples achieve better intimacy, healing from past breaches of trust, and calming negative patterns.
(650) 753-7638 View (650) 753-7638
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Jonathan Valletta
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Mr. Jonathan Valletta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Masters Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP). He offers counseling treatment for adults and adolescents in areas such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and personality traits. He applies a mindfulness approach with clients to help develop coping skills to more effectively manage stress, anger and difficulties regulating emotions.
Mr. Jonathan Valletta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Masters Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP). He offers counseling treatment for adults and adolescents in areas such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and personality traits. He applies a mindfulness approach with clients to help develop coping skills to more effectively manage stress, anger and difficulties regulating emotions.
(904) 824-7733 View (904) 824-7733
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Rose Zayco
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
As a clinical psychologist, people contact me for psychotherapy when experiencing emotional pain or distress, within themselves and sometimes their relationships. This pain can feel stuck and take on a life of its own, with ways of coping that no longer seem to be working. Yet the person feels ready for a change - ready to begin a process of growth and healing. Couples approach me for relationship therapy who struggle with disconnection, miscommunication, reactivity - couples stuck in negative patterns. These couples are ready for a change, ready for greater intimacy, security and connection in their most important relationship.
As a clinical psychologist, people contact me for psychotherapy when experiencing emotional pain or distress, within themselves and sometimes their relationships. This pain can feel stuck and take on a life of its own, with ways of coping that no longer seem to be working. Yet the person feels ready for a change - ready to begin a process of growth and healing. Couples approach me for relationship therapy who struggle with disconnection, miscommunication, reactivity - couples stuck in negative patterns. These couples are ready for a change, ready for greater intimacy, security and connection in their most important relationship.
(904) 834-9378 View (904) 834-9378
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Maryclaire Mena
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Psy A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Maryclaire Mena has over 30 years of helping college students, young adults and adults with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, school and work problems and family issues.
Maryclaire Mena has over 30 years of helping college students, young adults and adults with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, school and work problems and family issues.
(201) 669-4323 View (201) 669-4323
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Elizabeth Milano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people with intense emotions and high levels of stress to feel less overwhelmed and more balanced. I also have extensive experience helping people who have an anxious attachment style or feelings of insecurity, to better understand themselves and feel more confident and secure in their relationships. During sessions I will be active and engaged, warm, friendly and relatable. As a therapist I want to partner with you and work together to give you a nonjudgmental space to process your feelings AND teach you scientifically proven techniques to create lasting change in your life.
I specialize in helping people with intense emotions and high levels of stress to feel less overwhelmed and more balanced. I also have extensive experience helping people who have an anxious attachment style or feelings of insecurity, to better understand themselves and feel more confident and secure in their relationships. During sessions I will be active and engaged, warm, friendly and relatable. As a therapist I want to partner with you and work together to give you a nonjudgmental space to process your feelings AND teach you scientifically proven techniques to create lasting change in your life.
(786) 516-2383 View (786) 516-2383

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Number of Therapists in Ponte Vedra, FL

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Ponte Vedra, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
86% Depression
79% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Aetna

How Therapists in Ponte Vedra, FL see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ponte Vedra?

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.