Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL

Photo of Shirley St Juste, Counselor in Saint Petersburg, FL
Shirley St Juste
Counselor, LMHC, EdS, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
A person may not be able to change tough situations from the past; however, I strongly believe they can strive for healthier understandings and resolutions of present challenges in their lives. My approach to therapy is holistic to help you gain insight and awareness of your capabilities and choices in life. Utilizing an integrative approach, a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy, I modify my technique based on your individual needs.
A person may not be able to change tough situations from the past; however, I strongly believe they can strive for healthier understandings and resolutions of present challenges in their lives. My approach to therapy is holistic to help you gain insight and awareness of your capabilities and choices in life. Utilizing an integrative approach, a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy, I modify my technique based on your individual needs.
(904) 513-1458 View (904) 513-1458
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Conscious Body Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
Are you finding it difficult to heal from a previous or current relationship with yourself or others? Are you feeling stuck or confused? Are you ready for a change? Whether it's a relationship with self, family, intimate, business, or friend; we can work together to identify the barriers that may be prohibiting your goals. Many of us find ourselves repeating the same unhealthy relationship patterns even with our best intentions. No matter the difficulty, there's much wisdom in our experiences and feelings, it's just often misunderstood or overlooked.
Are you finding it difficult to heal from a previous or current relationship with yourself or others? Are you feeling stuck or confused? Are you ready for a change? Whether it's a relationship with self, family, intimate, business, or friend; we can work together to identify the barriers that may be prohibiting your goals. Many of us find ourselves repeating the same unhealthy relationship patterns even with our best intentions. No matter the difficulty, there's much wisdom in our experiences and feelings, it's just often misunderstood or overlooked.
(727) 677-5808 View (727) 677-5808
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Naomi S Korn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
I work with adults, providing a safe place for exploring feelings stemming from disturbing incidents, memories or issues they may have been embarrassed, afraid or ashamed to talk about. Problems related to childhood traumas, including impact of relationships, work, college, divorce, depression, grief, performance anxiety, medical issues are addressed. Family influences, patterns, & especially strengths that shape individuals are explored & respected. I have enjoyed the privilege over 50 years of witnessing journeys of families & individuals as they change & grow in meaningful & positive ways. Limited home sessions possible.
I work with adults, providing a safe place for exploring feelings stemming from disturbing incidents, memories or issues they may have been embarrassed, afraid or ashamed to talk about. Problems related to childhood traumas, including impact of relationships, work, college, divorce, depression, grief, performance anxiety, medical issues are addressed. Family influences, patterns, & especially strengths that shape individuals are explored & respected. I have enjoyed the privilege over 50 years of witnessing journeys of families & individuals as they change & grow in meaningful & positive ways. Limited home sessions possible.
(727) 280-5962 View (727) 280-5962
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Dr. Jennifer Elizabeth Stracick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW(C), LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713  (Online Only)
I am the current Executive Director of a nonprofit transitional housing program for homeless women and babies. I have served this population for over 15 years, including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I graduated with my MSW in 2003 and became an LCSW in 2021. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Social Work degree. My specialty is working with youth and young adults; however, I have experience with various mental health issues for all ages. I have experience with CBT & grounding for trauma. I am proficient in knowing all therapeutic approaches depending on the nature of the concern.
I am the current Executive Director of a nonprofit transitional housing program for homeless women and babies. I have served this population for over 15 years, including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I graduated with my MSW in 2003 and became an LCSW in 2021. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Social Work degree. My specialty is working with youth and young adults; however, I have experience with various mental health issues for all ages. I have experience with CBT & grounding for trauma. I am proficient in knowing all therapeutic approaches depending on the nature of the concern.
(727) 334-0364 View (727) 334-0364
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Nikki Barfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
Have you been feeling a bit off? Are you looking to improve you? Would you like to make life improvements? My passion is working with individuals, families and couples seeking change. There is no need to wait on making life improvements. Getting help is healthy, so let me assist you. Visit my website at www.helpishealthy.com to send your consultation appointment request.
Have you been feeling a bit off? Are you looking to improve you? Would you like to make life improvements? My passion is working with individuals, families and couples seeking change. There is no need to wait on making life improvements. Getting help is healthy, so let me assist you. Visit my website at www.helpishealthy.com to send your consultation appointment request.
(727) 353-1345 View (727) 353-1345
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Julie Labanz
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LPC-S, CST
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
Do you and your partner have different ideas of how often you should have sex or about the quality of it? Are you experiencing shame or pain when trying to engage with a partner sexually? Are you interested in pursuing a non-traditional relationship or in a consensual non-monogamous relationship but having trouble navigating those waters? Do you worry that you might be addicted to porn or sex? Are you and your partner struggling to communicate and feel like all you do anymore is argue? I'm here to help you address those issues and more in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Do you and your partner have different ideas of how often you should have sex or about the quality of it? Are you experiencing shame or pain when trying to engage with a partner sexually? Are you interested in pursuing a non-traditional relationship or in a consensual non-monogamous relationship but having trouble navigating those waters? Do you worry that you might be addicted to porn or sex? Are you and your partner struggling to communicate and feel like all you do anymore is argue? I'm here to help you address those issues and more in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
(727) 591-7096 View (727) 591-7096
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Medlin Neuropsychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
No Waitlist! Accepting new patients! Dr. Medlin specializes in neuropsychological, ADHD, psychological and behavioral, gifted, and psychoeducational/learning disorder evaluations. If your child exhibits: difficulty learning, challenges in attention and/or hyperactivity, symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, behavioral challenges, signs of depression, anxiety, or other mental illness, or may be eligible for the gifted program at school, give us a call to schedule an evaluation.
No Waitlist! Accepting new patients! Dr. Medlin specializes in neuropsychological, ADHD, psychological and behavioral, gifted, and psychoeducational/learning disorder evaluations. If your child exhibits: difficulty learning, challenges in attention and/or hyperactivity, symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, behavioral challenges, signs of depression, anxiety, or other mental illness, or may be eligible for the gifted program at school, give us a call to schedule an evaluation.
(727) 382-4452 View (727) 382-4452
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Aquinetta L Nelson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(727) 496-5079 View (727) 496-5079
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Gabriela Mancini
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Florida with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and professional consultant. I have a doctorate degree in psychology and have completed an internship and residency in the field. Over the past over 10 years, I have worked with a variety of clients presenting with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, cognitive decline, role changes/stage of life, relationship issues, and career challenges. I primarily work with adults, including geriatric/senior and military/veteran populations.
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Florida with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and professional consultant. I have a doctorate degree in psychology and have completed an internship and residency in the field. Over the past over 10 years, I have worked with a variety of clients presenting with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, cognitive decline, role changes/stage of life, relationship issues, and career challenges. I primarily work with adults, including geriatric/senior and military/veteran populations.
(727) 485-9770 View (727) 485-9770
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Stefanie Spitilli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
Hello! I am a strengths-based, solution-focused clinician dedicated to providing individualized support and treatment. What this means is I will listen to you carefully, bring a can-do attitude to our sessions, and collaborate with you to find realistic and practical solutions to help you find healing and fulfillment.
Hello! I am a strengths-based, solution-focused clinician dedicated to providing individualized support and treatment. What this means is I will listen to you carefully, bring a can-do attitude to our sessions, and collaborate with you to find realistic and practical solutions to help you find healing and fulfillment.
(727) 353-0633 View (727) 353-0633
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Alexis Knowles
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages to work through life transitions, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotion regulation, & more. I also work with couples and families to improve communication, further understand roles and dynamics, and foster deeper connections. I tailor my work to each client and meet the individual’s needs by “meeting them where they are at”. My goal in my approach and services is to assist clients in meeting their goals and guide them through their journey while providing them with useful tools to create a better future. I have a deep faith in the capacity of individuals to heal & grow.
I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages to work through life transitions, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotion regulation, & more. I also work with couples and families to improve communication, further understand roles and dynamics, and foster deeper connections. I tailor my work to each client and meet the individual’s needs by “meeting them where they are at”. My goal in my approach and services is to assist clients in meeting their goals and guide them through their journey while providing them with useful tools to create a better future. I have a deep faith in the capacity of individuals to heal & grow.
(727) 739-2746 View (727) 739-2746
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JuliAnn Marzuola
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LDN
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
My goal is to help each person achieve their personal best in life, to live life with meaning and purpose, and to find fulfillment and enjoyment in their professional and personal lives. Many difficulties in relationships start with dysfunctional communication. Gifted with strong interpersonal communication skills, I am able to help individuals and family members expand their communication abilities and enhance the quality of their relationships throughout the life span. I bring a passion for work with parent/child relationships and families; issues surrounding anxiety, depression and personal boundaries; and the unique dynamics of couples' relationships.
My goal is to help each person achieve their personal best in life, to live life with meaning and purpose, and to find fulfillment and enjoyment in their professional and personal lives. Many difficulties in relationships start with dysfunctional communication. Gifted with strong interpersonal communication skills, I am able to help individuals and family members expand their communication abilities and enhance the quality of their relationships throughout the life span. I bring a passion for work with parent/child relationships and families; issues surrounding anxiety, depression and personal boundaries; and the unique dynamics of couples' relationships.
(727) 314-8350 View (727) 314-8350
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Janelle James - Telehealth, EMDR certified
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you transitioning between seasons of life? At TransitionWell Counseling & Consulting, I provide a safe and virtual space for clients in FL, MI, and LA to explore the beliefs that may be holding you back. Whether your goal is to completely resolve old wounds or to simply create a willingness to do so, we will go at your pace. Occasionally, I may challenge you but it will be non-judgmental and non-abrasive. Together we will work to uncover, unravel, and understand so that you can discover, heal, and learn new ways of moving towards a rich and meaningful life.
Do you feel stuck? Are you transitioning between seasons of life? At TransitionWell Counseling & Consulting, I provide a safe and virtual space for clients in FL, MI, and LA to explore the beliefs that may be holding you back. Whether your goal is to completely resolve old wounds or to simply create a willingness to do so, we will go at your pace. Occasionally, I may challenge you but it will be non-judgmental and non-abrasive. Together we will work to uncover, unravel, and understand so that you can discover, heal, and learn new ways of moving towards a rich and meaningful life.
(727) 739-2139 View (727) 739-2139
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John W Stone Jr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33704
Waitlist for new clients
Need help? Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, irritability, insomnia/sleep disturbance, lack focus, low motivation, low self-esteem, relationship issues; stuck in your career or life? I am client-centered, systems oriented, solution-focused & listen closely to what is happening now, and what has happened in your past, to develop a clear understanding of who you are and the issues you are struggling with. Using complementary therapy approaches & techniques, we can work together to map out a clear plan for the changes and improvements you want to accomplish.
Need help? Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, irritability, insomnia/sleep disturbance, lack focus, low motivation, low self-esteem, relationship issues; stuck in your career or life? I am client-centered, systems oriented, solution-focused & listen closely to what is happening now, and what has happened in your past, to develop a clear understanding of who you are and the issues you are struggling with. Using complementary therapy approaches & techniques, we can work together to map out a clear plan for the changes and improvements you want to accomplish.
(727) 270-8532 View (727) 270-8532
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Valorie Bronstone
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701  (Online Only)
I have over 12 years of experience working with couples and also treating anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. I view the client as being the expert of what they need and I am honored to go on the journey with you. As a strengths-based therapist, I treat the client from a holistic approach and also expect an active process. Learning and growing in therapy is always my goal so that the client can benefit long after the treatment is over.
I have over 12 years of experience working with couples and also treating anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD. I view the client as being the expert of what they need and I am honored to go on the journey with you. As a strengths-based therapist, I treat the client from a holistic approach and also expect an active process. Learning and growing in therapy is always my goal so that the client can benefit long after the treatment is over.
(305) 419-2240 View (305) 419-2240
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Rachel Dempsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33714  (Online Only)
Your past trauma and pain does not define you. However, in order to heal and grow you must honor where you've been. Let me be your guide through this process so together we can illuminate areas you've been avoiding. First we will focus on building a safe and unconditional space where you can be yourself. Once rapport is built and trust established, we will collaborate and explore your internal world. You will gain new insights which will empower you to identify what you really want.
Your past trauma and pain does not define you. However, in order to heal and grow you must honor where you've been. Let me be your guide through this process so together we can illuminate areas you've been avoiding. First we will focus on building a safe and unconditional space where you can be yourself. Once rapport is built and trust established, we will collaborate and explore your internal world. You will gain new insights which will empower you to identify what you really want.
(727) 605-5327 View (727) 605-5327
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Jose Cabiya-Morales
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
Have you noticed you’re falling into unhealthy patterns and behaviors that are having a negative impact on your life and relationships? Whether you’re struggling with substance abuse or addiction (video games, gambling, etc.), you can feel uncertain about how to regain control. You may be feeling guilty, ashamed, frustrated, and disconnected from yourself and your loved ones. Whether you're in need of individual support or you're facing communication issues in your relationships, therapy can help.
Have you noticed you’re falling into unhealthy patterns and behaviors that are having a negative impact on your life and relationships? Whether you’re struggling with substance abuse or addiction (video games, gambling, etc.), you can feel uncertain about how to regain control. You may be feeling guilty, ashamed, frustrated, and disconnected from yourself and your loved ones. Whether you're in need of individual support or you're facing communication issues in your relationships, therapy can help.
(727) 594-0748 View (727) 594-0748
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Abbie Reed
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
Hello, my friend, I’m Abbie; a registered mental health counselor intern and private practice owner. I only have availability for self-pay clients at this time. Please email or text me to schedule a consultation or first session and I will respond to you VERY quickly. I am now taking new clients and would be honored to connect with you. If you prefer text, please use phone number: 813-586-1589. We will be a great fit if you feel like you are not where you want to be in life... Or if you find yourself saying, "I am tired of being tired. I am tired of feeling like I can't get ahead"... Let's talk.
Hello, my friend, I’m Abbie; a registered mental health counselor intern and private practice owner. I only have availability for self-pay clients at this time. Please email or text me to schedule a consultation or first session and I will respond to you VERY quickly. I am now taking new clients and would be honored to connect with you. If you prefer text, please use phone number: 813-586-1589. We will be a great fit if you feel like you are not where you want to be in life... Or if you find yourself saying, "I am tired of being tired. I am tired of feeling like I can't get ahead"... Let's talk.
(727) 594-6273 View (727) 594-6273
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Postpartum Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
I am Ellen McCarter and I provide telehealth counseling throughout Virginia and Florida to individuals, couples, and families who are facing loss, illness, grief, and trauma during or after pregnancy. Common themes that I address in my work include anxiety, grief, depression, caregiving burnout, fertility challenges, subsequent pregnancies after loss/trauma, and couples/relationship issues. I am passionate about supporting clients in various stages of pregnancy and the postpartum period. I am available for online virtual appointments.
I am Ellen McCarter and I provide telehealth counseling throughout Virginia and Florida to individuals, couples, and families who are facing loss, illness, grief, and trauma during or after pregnancy. Common themes that I address in my work include anxiety, grief, depression, caregiving burnout, fertility challenges, subsequent pregnancies after loss/trauma, and couples/relationship issues. I am passionate about supporting clients in various stages of pregnancy and the postpartum period. I am available for online virtual appointments.
(727) 361-2454 View (727) 361-2454
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Marcus Lewis - Approved E M D R Consultant
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
Change is possible for everyone, regardless of your past doings and experiences. Within YOU lies the strength that can help you live your best life. As a therapist, I’ve helped many people who felt hopeless or stuck work through their struggles and access that inner strength. You have what it takes! Whether its anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, or life transitions, I’m confident that we can work one-on-one or in a group setting (family and friends can attend depending on the need).
Change is possible for everyone, regardless of your past doings and experiences. Within YOU lies the strength that can help you live your best life. As a therapist, I’ve helped many people who felt hopeless or stuck work through their struggles and access that inner strength. You have what it takes! Whether its anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, or life transitions, I’m confident that we can work one-on-one or in a group setting (family and friends can attend depending on the need).
(727) 261-2542 View (727) 261-2542

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Number of Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
74% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Petersburg?

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.