Therapists in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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Amy Pope-Latham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
You're having a hard time. I get it, I understand. And you're going to feel a little better just by taking a next step and reaching out, grabbing hold of a better tomorrow. Grief, trauma, anxiety, adjustment issues and the like can all be handled with awareness, kindness, and even a bit of humor.
You're having a hard time. I get it, I understand. And you're going to feel a little better just by taking a next step and reaching out, grabbing hold of a better tomorrow. Grief, trauma, anxiety, adjustment issues and the like can all be handled with awareness, kindness, and even a bit of humor.
(904) 395-2604 View (904) 395-2604
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Tracy Jill Hannah
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LLC
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS 'Virtual' and 'In Office' sessions offered. Reaching out to a therapist isn't an easy decision, I know. Especially, if you have tried therapy before and feel it was unsuccessful. I will offer you a comfortable, welcoming environment and a specialization in relationships, and family issues. I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. EFT is a highly successful, empirically proven form of couple therapy based on Attachment Theory. I work with individuals who are struggling with life changes, anxiety, mood disorders, and family dynamics. Please see my WEBSITE for more information.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS 'Virtual' and 'In Office' sessions offered. Reaching out to a therapist isn't an easy decision, I know. Especially, if you have tried therapy before and feel it was unsuccessful. I will offer you a comfortable, welcoming environment and a specialization in relationships, and family issues. I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. EFT is a highly successful, empirically proven form of couple therapy based on Attachment Theory. I work with individuals who are struggling with life changes, anxiety, mood disorders, and family dynamics. Please see my WEBSITE for more information.
(410) 657-8460 View (410) 657-8460
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Virginia M Boney
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, PA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Are relationship difficulties causing you to feel depressed, worried, or hopeless? Discouraged by loneliness or lack of romance in your marriage or relationship? Wondering if your relationship can recover from infidelity? Struggling with a lack of self-confidence? Dr. Virginia Boney assists individual and couples in building self-confidence and creating fulfilling relationships through research-supported treatment approaches, including Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy and EMDR. Relationship difficulties and/or unresolved issues from your past can contribute to feelings of depression, irritability, anxiety and insomnia. Take action through structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based treatment approaches to achieve change!
Are relationship difficulties causing you to feel depressed, worried, or hopeless? Discouraged by loneliness or lack of romance in your marriage or relationship? Wondering if your relationship can recover from infidelity? Struggling with a lack of self-confidence? Dr. Virginia Boney assists individual and couples in building self-confidence and creating fulfilling relationships through research-supported treatment approaches, including Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy and EMDR. Relationship difficulties and/or unresolved issues from your past can contribute to feelings of depression, irritability, anxiety and insomnia. Take action through structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based treatment approaches to achieve change!
(904) 385-2316 View (904) 385-2316
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Janice Wachtel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Waitlist for new clients
Entering into therapy is a big step, and I feel that an important aspect of helping you to comfortably make this step is providing a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. People begin counseling because they want something to shift or change in their lives. I facilitate positive change by encouraging exploration, processing relevant issues with you, and helping you to identify healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms in your life with the purpose of changing those that are not adaptive.
Entering into therapy is a big step, and I feel that an important aspect of helping you to comfortably make this step is providing a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. People begin counseling because they want something to shift or change in their lives. I facilitate positive change by encouraging exploration, processing relevant issues with you, and helping you to identify healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms in your life with the purpose of changing those that are not adaptive.
(904) 567-3862 View (904) 567-3862
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Barbara Dulaney Bishop
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, CCMHC
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
For more than 30 years I have had the privilege of offering guidance to individuals, couples and families who want to make responsible changes in their lives. Whether you are experiencing anxiety * depression * marital stress * divorce * grief * illness * trauma * substance abuse * difficult parent-child relationships; we will work as a team to deal with sources of problems and design strategies for healthier approaches. Our goal is to transform distress and challenges into valuable life lessons. In addition, I was the first licensed mental health professional in NE Florida to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes.
For more than 30 years I have had the privilege of offering guidance to individuals, couples and families who want to make responsible changes in their lives. Whether you are experiencing anxiety * depression * marital stress * divorce * grief * illness * trauma * substance abuse * difficult parent-child relationships; we will work as a team to deal with sources of problems and design strategies for healthier approaches. Our goal is to transform distress and challenges into valuable life lessons. In addition, I was the first licensed mental health professional in NE Florida to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes.
(904) 647-1694 View (904) 647-1694
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Jason Hosch
Counselor, PhD, LCCC, LMHC
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
My ideal clients value honesty, responsibility, respect, and personal growth. They are self-motivated and ready to make lasting changes in their lives for their own benefit. They understand that counseling is a process - a journey - and that they will get out of it what they put into it. They understand that it may be uncomfortable at times, and that things may temporarily get worse before they get better, but they understand the need to stay committed to their own healing and recovery because by doing so, they will find freedom from bondage. Website: www.lifetransitions.cc
My ideal clients value honesty, responsibility, respect, and personal growth. They are self-motivated and ready to make lasting changes in their lives for their own benefit. They understand that counseling is a process - a journey - and that they will get out of it what they put into it. They understand that it may be uncomfortable at times, and that things may temporarily get worse before they get better, but they understand the need to stay committed to their own healing and recovery because by doing so, they will find freedom from bondage. Website: www.lifetransitions.cc
(904) 386-9518 View (904) 386-9518
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Jaime Ostendorf Masotti
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082  (Online Only)
Hi! Happy New Year! Are you ready for a change? My name is Jaime and I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing a variety of life circumstances. Much of my experience includes anxiety, depressed mood, parenting challenges, and relationship concerns. We will work together to set achievable goals to encourage positive growth and change. I offer a warm, therapeutic environment for you to express how you're feeling at YOUR pace.
Hi! Happy New Year! Are you ready for a change? My name is Jaime and I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing a variety of life circumstances. Much of my experience includes anxiety, depressed mood, parenting challenges, and relationship concerns. We will work together to set achievable goals to encourage positive growth and change. I offer a warm, therapeutic environment for you to express how you're feeling at YOUR pace.
(904) 906-3860 View (904) 906-3860
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Alison Leapley-Williams
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Welcome! As a licensed therapist and certified mental performance coach, I am dedicated to helping individuals and athletes achieve their goals. I understand the unique pressures faced by athletes and student-athletes, and I am committed to providing a supportive environment for personal growth and overcoming challenges such as anxiety, depression, or adjustment issues. Whether your goals are performance-based or focused on personal development, I offer confidential counseling tailored to your needs.
Welcome! As a licensed therapist and certified mental performance coach, I am dedicated to helping individuals and athletes achieve their goals. I understand the unique pressures faced by athletes and student-athletes, and I am committed to providing a supportive environment for personal growth and overcoming challenges such as anxiety, depression, or adjustment issues. Whether your goals are performance-based or focused on personal development, I offer confidential counseling tailored to your needs.
(904) 574-5882 View (904) 574-5882
Michael Joseph Zalewa
Counselor, LMHC, MAC, SAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
I have been in Private Practice since 1999. My practice focuses on clients struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder,Dissociative Identity Disorder, Narcissism and other personality conflicts. I also treat Depression and PTSD. I work with Substance Use disorders, but from a non-12 step approach called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with the local courts, including mental health and substance abuse evaluations. I provide psycho-sexual and competency to proceed evaluations for private attorneys as well as for the 4th and 7th judicial circuits
I have been in Private Practice since 1999. My practice focuses on clients struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder,Dissociative Identity Disorder, Narcissism and other personality conflicts. I also treat Depression and PTSD. I work with Substance Use disorders, but from a non-12 step approach called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with the local courts, including mental health and substance abuse evaluations. I provide psycho-sexual and competency to proceed evaluations for private attorneys as well as for the 4th and 7th judicial circuits
(904) 770-3129 View (904) 770-3129
Stephen T Capista
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
If you're struggling with uncertainty, feeling overwhelmed, or having difficulty with change, know that you are not alone. I am a dedicated and supportive therapist who believes in the transformative power of self-evaluation, authenticity, and ownership of outcomes. Through a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy, I help clients discover their ability to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
If you're struggling with uncertainty, feeling overwhelmed, or having difficulty with change, know that you are not alone. I am a dedicated and supportive therapist who believes in the transformative power of self-evaluation, authenticity, and ownership of outcomes. Through a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy, I help clients discover their ability to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
(904) 595-9623 View (904) 595-9623
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Sarah Robilotta
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and licensed to see clients in CA, FL and ID. I have worked in the mental health field in various roles for over a decade. My desire to work with clients stems from a lifelong desire to help those suffering. I don't believe in the concept of an ideal client. I will meet you where you are in your desire to seek lasting change. I believe that mental health treatment needs to be uniquely individualized to meet the unique needs of each person. This may mean treatment that is culturally sensitive, or just meets the person where they are at regarding their motivation for change.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and licensed to see clients in CA, FL and ID. I have worked in the mental health field in various roles for over a decade. My desire to work with clients stems from a lifelong desire to help those suffering. I don't believe in the concept of an ideal client. I will meet you where you are in your desire to seek lasting change. I believe that mental health treatment needs to be uniquely individualized to meet the unique needs of each person. This may mean treatment that is culturally sensitive, or just meets the person where they are at regarding their motivation for change.
(904) 637-8491 View (904) 637-8491
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Meghan Ambrose
MS, LSP
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
My ideal clients span from children to adults, seeking specialized psychological testing and therapy. For children, the focus is on behavioral and academic challenges, requiring a comprehensive assessment and tailored interventions. Adolescents navigate identity and academic stress, seeking a safe space for emotional exploration. Adults deal with work stress, relationships, and mental health, desiring deeper self-understanding and coping strategies. Across age groups, common goals include gaining insights, finding relief from distress, and striving for enhanced well-being.
My ideal clients span from children to adults, seeking specialized psychological testing and therapy. For children, the focus is on behavioral and academic challenges, requiring a comprehensive assessment and tailored interventions. Adolescents navigate identity and academic stress, seeking a safe space for emotional exploration. Adults deal with work stress, relationships, and mental health, desiring deeper self-understanding and coping strategies. Across age groups, common goals include gaining insights, finding relief from distress, and striving for enhanced well-being.
(904) 320-1836 View (904) 320-1836
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David M. Harvey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
I make every effort to tailor my work with each client to their unique needs interests and values, and to ensure that my clients first and foremost feel respected, understood in what they are seeking, appreciated for their strengths and comfortable in our collaborative efforts toward their goals. Research makes it clear that no one approach has all the answers. Therefore, as a clinical psychologist, I draw upon a diverse set of models and the latest research findings to offer clients the highest quality service.
I make every effort to tailor my work with each client to their unique needs interests and values, and to ensure that my clients first and foremost feel respected, understood in what they are seeking, appreciated for their strengths and comfortable in our collaborative efforts toward their goals. Research makes it clear that no one approach has all the answers. Therefore, as a clinical psychologist, I draw upon a diverse set of models and the latest research findings to offer clients the highest quality service.
(904) 414-6067 View (904) 414-6067
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Robi E Tamargo
Psychologist, PsyD
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
I am an interactive, solution focused clinical psychologist with a treatment approach providing support and practical feedback to help you address your current life challenges or long-standing issues. With compassion and understanding, I will help you solve your problems. I have a Master's degree in Child Clinical Psychology with a cognitive-behavioral orientation and a Doctor of Psychology degree with a psychodynamic orientation. I draw from my extensive education, training, & practical experience to design an individualized, collaborative treatment plan. Call or e-mail me today!
I am an interactive, solution focused clinical psychologist with a treatment approach providing support and practical feedback to help you address your current life challenges or long-standing issues. With compassion and understanding, I will help you solve your problems. I have a Master's degree in Child Clinical Psychology with a cognitive-behavioral orientation and a Doctor of Psychology degree with a psychodynamic orientation. I draw from my extensive education, training, & practical experience to design an individualized, collaborative treatment plan. Call or e-mail me today!
(904) 513-9617 View (904) 513-9617
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Jessi Holesko - Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Jessi and I am here for all of your therapeutic needs! Many of our current ‘issues’ are deep rooted within ourselves, coming from relationships and environments from long ago, and up until today. Together we can explore this and figure out the best way for you to move forward. There is never any judgement here, I have worked with people of all ages, backgrounds, faiths, lifestyles, and classes. I tend to focus on strength-based, future-forward and ‘positive’ models. Many past clients have told me that therapy with me feels more comfortable and easier than they expected.
Hi! My name is Jessi and I am here for all of your therapeutic needs! Many of our current ‘issues’ are deep rooted within ourselves, coming from relationships and environments from long ago, and up until today. Together we can explore this and figure out the best way for you to move forward. There is never any judgement here, I have worked with people of all ages, backgrounds, faiths, lifestyles, and classes. I tend to focus on strength-based, future-forward and ‘positive’ models. Many past clients have told me that therapy with me feels more comfortable and easier than they expected.
(904) 872-8468 View (904) 872-8468
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Ellie Mental Health Ponte Vedra
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Our mission is to compassionately transform the culture of mental health care by providing creative solutions that make wellness accessible in every community. And while we know that caring for your mental health and being vulnerable with someone you just met can seem scary, we do everything that we can to make each Ellie appointment as comfortable and as fun as possible. We aim to walk along this journey with you and provide you with a comfortable place to talk, decompress, do the work, and heal.
Our mission is to compassionately transform the culture of mental health care by providing creative solutions that make wellness accessible in every community. And while we know that caring for your mental health and being vulnerable with someone you just met can seem scary, we do everything that we can to make each Ellie appointment as comfortable and as fun as possible. We aim to walk along this journey with you and provide you with a comfortable place to talk, decompress, do the work, and heal.
(904) 822-8303 View (904) 822-8303
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Katherine Falwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
My mission is to improve the lives of the families with whom I work. I utilize a variety of techniques to improve functioning and strengthen both individual and family relations. Treatment modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy, systems therapy, and solution-focused therapy are used to help my clients cope with a variety of challenges. I also enjoy working with adults experiencing life transitions such as career changes, relationship issues, or marital struggles.
My mission is to improve the lives of the families with whom I work. I utilize a variety of techniques to improve functioning and strengthen both individual and family relations. Treatment modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy, systems therapy, and solution-focused therapy are used to help my clients cope with a variety of challenges. I also enjoy working with adults experiencing life transitions such as career changes, relationship issues, or marital struggles.
(904) 621-1690 View (904) 621-1690
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Tierney Shaffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
Currently accepting new clients! EMDR Certified. Today we live in a challenging world and the experience of feeling stressed and overwhelmed is a familiar state. It’s important to find a therapist that you can connect with and feel safe. I have over 19 years of experience and training in mental health, working with individuals, families, and couples to help process and manage trauma, anxiety, depression and adjustment. I have experience/specialized training working with PTSD, Veterans, TBI, Domestic Violence, sexual abuse, Substance Use Disorder, Anxiety and Depression.
Currently accepting new clients! EMDR Certified. Today we live in a challenging world and the experience of feeling stressed and overwhelmed is a familiar state. It’s important to find a therapist that you can connect with and feel safe. I have over 19 years of experience and training in mental health, working with individuals, families, and couples to help process and manage trauma, anxiety, depression and adjustment. I have experience/specialized training working with PTSD, Veterans, TBI, Domestic Violence, sexual abuse, Substance Use Disorder, Anxiety and Depression.
(904) 906-3073 View (904) 906-3073
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Life Coaching With Bunny Leach
CLC, Author, Writer, Speaker, Advocat
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
"You cannot teach humans anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves ~ Galileo. Coaching is my passion. My goal is for you to achieve your highest potential. My coaching will guide you to make decisions that will improve your life. I want to help you develop life skills that will take you to another level of success. Whether it's personal relationships, love, career, personal growth, or managing loss, and grief. You have it in you to achieve whatever it is that you aspire for. You hold the power, I will help you to become all you can be and help reach your full potential. Happiness is a choice!
"You cannot teach humans anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves ~ Galileo. Coaching is my passion. My goal is for you to achieve your highest potential. My coaching will guide you to make decisions that will improve your life. I want to help you develop life skills that will take you to another level of success. Whether it's personal relationships, love, career, personal growth, or managing loss, and grief. You have it in you to achieve whatever it is that you aspire for. You hold the power, I will help you to become all you can be and help reach your full potential. Happiness is a choice!
(904) 712-4724 View (904) 712-4724
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Gregory Lee Garamoni
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
I have over 37 years of experience in corporate, academic, and clinical settings, helping people lead happier, more productive lives. As a licensed psychologist, I have been helping individuals, couples, and families in my private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach for over 17 years. I provide comprehensive therapy and testing services for children, adolescents, and adults. I have published 20 scientific articles on stress, anxiety, depression, and cognitive therapy. I have presented scientific papers to psychologists at state and national conventions. I have given talks on stress management, cognitive therapy for depression, and anxiety to local community organizations.
I have over 37 years of experience in corporate, academic, and clinical settings, helping people lead happier, more productive lives. As a licensed psychologist, I have been helping individuals, couples, and families in my private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach for over 17 years. I provide comprehensive therapy and testing services for children, adolescents, and adults. I have published 20 scientific articles on stress, anxiety, depression, and cognitive therapy. I have presented scientific papers to psychologists at state and national conventions. I have given talks on stress management, cognitive therapy for depression, and anxiety to local community organizations.
(904) 647-4937 View (904) 647-4937

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Number of Therapists in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
68% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Aetna
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ponte Vedra Beach?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.