Therapists in Saint Johns, FL

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Daniel Williams Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Daniel , PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
F.O.C.U.S. online counseling’s mission is to empower individuals so that they will be able to endure and sustain the challenges in the world by discovering their own resources within themselves, giving them the ability to have a balanced life. The synchronization of the body, mind and spirit brings good health and enables people to live productive lives. Good health encompasses harmony, joy, love and peace in all realms of the body, mind and spirit.
F.O.C.U.S. online counseling’s mission is to empower individuals so that they will be able to endure and sustain the challenges in the world by discovering their own resources within themselves, giving them the ability to have a balanced life. The synchronization of the body, mind and spirit brings good health and enables people to live productive lives. Good health encompasses harmony, joy, love and peace in all realms of the body, mind and spirit.
(904) 204-8869 View (904) 204-8869
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Hathcock Counseling, LLC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
You are one step closer to feeling more in control of your life. Reaching out for help is a brave, and sometimes scary, thing to do. My goal is to help you through the immediate problems that have led you here, and to also teach the skills needed to have better control of your emotions in the future. You can find peace within yourself and your relationships through a process of self-reflection, effective communication, and healthy relationship skills. My passion is teaching clients to become the best version of themselves. Healthy relationships begin with a Healthy You.
You are one step closer to feeling more in control of your life. Reaching out for help is a brave, and sometimes scary, thing to do. My goal is to help you through the immediate problems that have led you here, and to also teach the skills needed to have better control of your emotions in the future. You can find peace within yourself and your relationships through a process of self-reflection, effective communication, and healthy relationship skills. My passion is teaching clients to become the best version of themselves. Healthy relationships begin with a Healthy You.
(904) 670-7127 View (904) 670-7127
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Tina Wood
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFTI
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
I am offering free therapy sessions starting now through the end of May 2024. This will allow us to get to know each other better without any commitments. I feel a great passion for supporting individuals, couples, and families on their journey toward healing. I have background and experience personally and professionally for the diverse population. With me as your therapist, you not only benefit from my care but also from the care of highly trained and experienced supervisors. I approach therapy with humility and a genuine desire to learn from each client’s unique experiences.
I am offering free therapy sessions starting now through the end of May 2024. This will allow us to get to know each other better without any commitments. I feel a great passion for supporting individuals, couples, and families on their journey toward healing. I have background and experience personally and professionally for the diverse population. With me as your therapist, you not only benefit from my care but also from the care of highly trained and experienced supervisors. I approach therapy with humility and a genuine desire to learn from each client’s unique experiences.
(904) 295-1013 View (904) 295-1013
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And Then There is You Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259
Counseling can lessen the burden of your daily struggles and foster a healthy life. At And Then There is You Psychotherapy, our experienced therapists are passionate about providing a safe space where clients can feel empowered, confident, and validated. Our therapists utilize various approaches such as cognitive behavioral, solution focused and mindfulness practices to create an individualized approach for each client. We recognize the tremendous impact that cultural, societal, and familial environments have in our everyday lives.
Counseling can lessen the burden of your daily struggles and foster a healthy life. At And Then There is You Psychotherapy, our experienced therapists are passionate about providing a safe space where clients can feel empowered, confident, and validated. Our therapists utilize various approaches such as cognitive behavioral, solution focused and mindfulness practices to create an individualized approach for each client. We recognize the tremendous impact that cultural, societal, and familial environments have in our everyday lives.
(904) 822-4095 View (904) 822-4095
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Beth Hubbard
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259
Beth Is a Mental Health Counselor dedicated to working with individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, and teens in therapy. She is a systemic therapist that utilizes a multi-model approach to create an environment that embraces the unique circumstances and needs of the individual. Beth is passionate about creating a strong therapeutic alliance and creating a safe space for her clients to feel empowered and embrace their authenticity. Beth utilizes an integrated approach of evidence-based practices such as CBT, solution focused, mindfulness, and systemic therapy approaches.
Beth Is a Mental Health Counselor dedicated to working with individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, and teens in therapy. She is a systemic therapist that utilizes a multi-model approach to create an environment that embraces the unique circumstances and needs of the individual. Beth is passionate about creating a strong therapeutic alliance and creating a safe space for her clients to feel empowered and embrace their authenticity. Beth utilizes an integrated approach of evidence-based practices such as CBT, solution focused, mindfulness, and systemic therapy approaches.
(904) 560-8066 View (904) 560-8066
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Jennice Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259
Hello and congratulations in making the first step towards improved mental wellness! I am Dr. L. Jennice Harrison, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I’d like the opportunity to assist you in working through the challenges you are facing. For over 20 years, I have provided individual, couples and family therapy in a variety of settings, including etherapy, community mental health, children and youth programs, military programs, and private practice. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, and I am here to support you in reaching your therapy goals.
Hello and congratulations in making the first step towards improved mental wellness! I am Dr. L. Jennice Harrison, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I’d like the opportunity to assist you in working through the challenges you are facing. For over 20 years, I have provided individual, couples and family therapy in a variety of settings, including etherapy, community mental health, children and youth programs, military programs, and private practice. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, and I am here to support you in reaching your therapy goals.
(904) 774-2129 View (904) 774-2129
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Yuli Zapata
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259
Helping individuals achieve balance and quality of life is my passion. You do not have to struggle alone! Let me help you navigate the path to wellness and help you achieve your goals. Therapy is not always easy and can be anxiety-provoking as you try to find the right therapist who is compassionate, understanding, and have the skills to guide you. I want to help you through this path in a non-judgmental, transparent, and supportive way.
Helping individuals achieve balance and quality of life is my passion. You do not have to struggle alone! Let me help you navigate the path to wellness and help you achieve your goals. Therapy is not always easy and can be anxiety-provoking as you try to find the right therapist who is compassionate, understanding, and have the skills to guide you. I want to help you through this path in a non-judgmental, transparent, and supportive way.
(904) 441-8835 View (904) 441-8835
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Stephanie Grebe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, RMHCI, Veteran
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Johns, FL 32259
I understand that seeking counseling can be a challenging decision to make, as it requires trust and vulnerability. As a counselor, I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable opening up and exploring your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for effective counseling, and I am dedicated to earning your trust. My goal is to provide you with a space where you feel heard, valued, and understood.
I understand that seeking counseling can be a challenging decision to make, as it requires trust and vulnerability. As a counselor, I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable opening up and exploring your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for effective counseling, and I am dedicated to earning your trust. My goal is to provide you with a space where you feel heard, valued, and understood.
(904) 330-4671 View (904) 330-4671
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Rosa Roberts
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259
Rosa is a dedicated Mental Health Therapist, committed to providing compassionate care to her clients. Rosa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role. Rosa is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Human and Organizational Psychology. Rosa employs a therapeutic approach grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered techniques. Specializing in treating Anxiety, Depression, Stress, PTSD, and other mental health concerns, she is passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges. Rosa is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of her clients and the community at large.
Rosa is a dedicated Mental Health Therapist, committed to providing compassionate care to her clients. Rosa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role. Rosa is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Human and Organizational Psychology. Rosa employs a therapeutic approach grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered techniques. Specializing in treating Anxiety, Depression, Stress, PTSD, and other mental health concerns, she is passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges. Rosa is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of her clients and the community at large.
(904) 906-8335 x1 View (904) 906-8335 x1
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Adam Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
A marital relationship is one of the most important relationships in an individual’s life. When this relationship is going well, it can be a source of safety, security and connection for both partners. However, when this relationship is strained, it can lead to greater levels of conflict, depression and difficulties at work or in other family relationships. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples create secure relationships.
A marital relationship is one of the most important relationships in an individual’s life. When this relationship is going well, it can be a source of safety, security and connection for both partners. However, when this relationship is strained, it can lead to greater levels of conflict, depression and difficulties at work or in other family relationships. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples create secure relationships.
(904) 590-2710 View (904) 590-2710
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T.C.I. Therapy, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP, CCATP, ASDCS
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259
I specialize in individual, couples, family, mental health counseling, parenting skills, anxiety, self-harm, depression, addiction, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, aggression, coping strategies, personality disorders and more. I am available for counseling Monday - Thursday mornings, afternoons, and evenings, and Friday mornings and afternoons. I offer HIPAA compliant Telehealth counseling.
I specialize in individual, couples, family, mental health counseling, parenting skills, anxiety, self-harm, depression, addiction, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, aggression, coping strategies, personality disorders and more. I am available for counseling Monday - Thursday mornings, afternoons, and evenings, and Friday mornings and afternoons. I offer HIPAA compliant Telehealth counseling.
(904) 429-4487 View (904) 429-4487
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Monica Khan
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, LSW
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259
I am here to provide a safe space and empathetic support for you, your child or your teen. Preteens and adolescents are wildly resilient and with nurturing empowerment and trust, they will thrive. You or your child may be struggling with worries, fear, and deep sadness. You, as a parent, want them to feel calm in their mind and body and for them to stop being so hard on themselves. Preteens and teens with these difficulties can also be battling panic attacks, bouts of anger and anxiety, and lack of will to even get out of bed in the morning.
I am here to provide a safe space and empathetic support for you, your child or your teen. Preteens and adolescents are wildly resilient and with nurturing empowerment and trust, they will thrive. You or your child may be struggling with worries, fear, and deep sadness. You, as a parent, want them to feel calm in their mind and body and for them to stop being so hard on themselves. Preteens and teens with these difficulties can also be battling panic attacks, bouts of anger and anxiety, and lack of will to even get out of bed in the morning.
(904) 298-7287 View (904) 298-7287
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Marsha Hicks (Richards)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
ONLY VIDEO & PHONE SESSIONS PROVIDED* Visit website to make appointment. Do you find yourself over thinking, over-reacting, procrastinating and or second guessing yourself? Has your inner critic taken control of your thought patterns making it difficult for you to live your very best life? Beginning therapy means different things to different people, but it is often an action of courage, self-care, and self-determination. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to process and work through unhealed emotional wounds so that you can experience mental wellness and feelings of connectedness to yourself and with others.
ONLY VIDEO & PHONE SESSIONS PROVIDED* Visit website to make appointment. Do you find yourself over thinking, over-reacting, procrastinating and or second guessing yourself? Has your inner critic taken control of your thought patterns making it difficult for you to live your very best life? Beginning therapy means different things to different people, but it is often an action of courage, self-care, and self-determination. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to process and work through unhealed emotional wounds so that you can experience mental wellness and feelings of connectedness to yourself and with others.
(352) 558-2190 View (352) 558-2190
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Denise Grubb
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience in counseling couples, families, and individuals. My passion lies in guiding clients through their personal and relational challenges. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents, addressing issues related to family systems, mental health, and substance abuse.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience in counseling couples, families, and individuals. My passion lies in guiding clients through their personal and relational challenges. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents, addressing issues related to family systems, mental health, and substance abuse.
(904) 736-2524 View (904) 736-2524
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Dr. Fonda E Mosal
Counselor, DMFT, LMHC-QS, LMFT, NCC, CMCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering me to work as your therapist. I’d like to work collaboratively with you to assist in getting your life in harmony. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida and a National Certified Counselor. I hold a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Along with my formal educational training, I have 20 years of experience as a military officer with leadership, mentorship and counseling proficiency. My practice includes adolescents and adults, individual, couples and family therapy.
Thank you for considering me to work as your therapist. I’d like to work collaboratively with you to assist in getting your life in harmony. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida and a National Certified Counselor. I hold a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Along with my formal educational training, I have 20 years of experience as a military officer with leadership, mentorship and counseling proficiency. My practice includes adolescents and adults, individual, couples and family therapy.
(904) 474-3572 View (904) 474-3572
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Alicia Kiernan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
Sometimes it just takes one conversation to start recognizing unhealthy patterns that are holding us back from achieving our goals. Once we get to the root causes of our discontent, we can begin the real work to create positive change. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, dysfunctional family patterns, marital stressors, or welcoming a new child- you are resilient and capable of creating the life you want. Contentment is possible if we are open to doing the work. Unfortunately, many of us lack the necessary support we need to be successful in this process.
Sometimes it just takes one conversation to start recognizing unhealthy patterns that are holding us back from achieving our goals. Once we get to the root causes of our discontent, we can begin the real work to create positive change. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, dysfunctional family patterns, marital stressors, or welcoming a new child- you are resilient and capable of creating the life you want. Contentment is possible if we are open to doing the work. Unfortunately, many of us lack the necessary support we need to be successful in this process.
(904) 409-3503 View (904) 409-3503
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Sarah Bauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP, CBT, CEAP
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259
Waitlist for new clients
Sarah Bauer, LMFT, CBT, CCTP, CEAP is a licensed marriage and family therapist dedicated to working with couples, family, and individuals in therapy. She is a systemic and integrative therapist that utilizes various approaches such as cognitive behavioral, solution focused and mindfulness practices to create an individualized approach for each client. Sarah is passionate about providing a safe space where clients can feel empowered, confident, and validated. She believes that trauma does not have to be a common fixture in our lives and through the therapeutic process, growth and healing is possible.
Sarah Bauer, LMFT, CBT, CCTP, CEAP is a licensed marriage and family therapist dedicated to working with couples, family, and individuals in therapy. She is a systemic and integrative therapist that utilizes various approaches such as cognitive behavioral, solution focused and mindfulness practices to create an individualized approach for each client. Sarah is passionate about providing a safe space where clients can feel empowered, confident, and validated. She believes that trauma does not have to be a common fixture in our lives and through the therapeutic process, growth and healing is possible.
(603) 691-1698 View (603) 691-1698
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Elizabeth Bateh Engel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth? I'm Elizabeth Engel, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in solution-focused therapy and dedicated to guiding individuals and couples towards positive change. I bring a unique blend of expertise and compassion to my practice. With specialized experience in couples and marriage therapy, grief therapy, and individual therapy, I'm here to support you through life's challenges and transitions.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth? I'm Elizabeth Engel, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in solution-focused therapy and dedicated to guiding individuals and couples towards positive change. I bring a unique blend of expertise and compassion to my practice. With specialized experience in couples and marriage therapy, grief therapy, and individual therapy, I'm here to support you through life's challenges and transitions.
(904) 736-7671 View (904) 736-7671
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Melissa Sparkman Bakas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in FL, GA, TN, TX, UT, NM, WA, IN, and RI specializing in helping individuals and couples navigate anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss, conflict and life transitions. I provide individual and couples therapy sessions online. I take a holistic approach to therapy using traditional psychotherapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In 2001 I completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University. I received my license in 2004.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in FL, GA, TN, TX, UT, NM, WA, IN, and RI specializing in helping individuals and couples navigate anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss, conflict and life transitions. I provide individual and couples therapy sessions online. I take a holistic approach to therapy using traditional psychotherapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In 2001 I completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University. I received my license in 2004.
(904) 682-9246 View (904) 682-9246
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Maria De Los Milagros Lester
R, M, H, C, I
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, FL 32259  (Online Only)
I am a Christian a mother of 5 and a veteran. My goal is to meet you where you are at this place and time. Identify your need and hear your needs while working together to establish , ( What Will Work for You) strategies. I am bilingual in Spanish. My Specialties are Solution focused therapy, Congnitive behavioral therapy, REBT, Christian counseling (Prayer). I hope to be able to assist you in your time of need.
I am a Christian a mother of 5 and a veteran. My goal is to meet you where you are at this place and time. Identify your need and hear your needs while working together to establish , ( What Will Work for You) strategies. I am bilingual in Spanish. My Specialties are Solution focused therapy, Congnitive behavioral therapy, REBT, Christian counseling (Prayer). I hope to be able to assist you in your time of need.
(904) 901-7071 View (904) 901-7071

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Saint Johns, FL

90+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Saint Johns, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
75% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Saint Johns, FL see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Johns?

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.