Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL

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Jay Petry, LMHC, Board Certified Therapist (NCC)
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
New clients are welcome today ! Schedule an appointment today to begin your journey to betterment. The goal is not perfection, it's improvement. Therapy is about change, commitment and improvement in quality of life. Seeing your life through a new lens is what I strive to help you with as perspective is critical in treatment. If you are ready to change the circumstances of your life, I am ready to help you do that now. I offer both telehealth and in-person therapy sessions in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
New clients are welcome today ! Schedule an appointment today to begin your journey to betterment. The goal is not perfection, it's improvement. Therapy is about change, commitment and improvement in quality of life. Seeing your life through a new lens is what I strive to help you with as perspective is critical in treatment. If you are ready to change the circumstances of your life, I am ready to help you do that now. I offer both telehealth and in-person therapy sessions in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
(727) 478-4118 View (727) 478-4118
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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 yourself? 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 yourself? 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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Melissa Enzor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
A safe person to walk alongside you, provide extra support & guidance for you to sort through life when it is overwhelm. I believe that a positive SHIFT is waiting to happen! Your Purpose, Your Life’s Meaning is yours to declare and fully Embody. Life isn't easy at times! I can help. Do you have anxiety and/or depression? Are you struggling with a relationship, or breakup? Worries, anxiety, stress, depression, communication issues, couples and adolescents are my specialty. Allow me the privilege to join you on this magnificent journey into Being You! One positive SHIFT at a time.
A safe person to walk alongside you, provide extra support & guidance for you to sort through life when it is overwhelm. I believe that a positive SHIFT is waiting to happen! Your Purpose, Your Life’s Meaning is yours to declare and fully Embody. Life isn't easy at times! I can help. Do you have anxiety and/or depression? Are you struggling with a relationship, or breakup? Worries, anxiety, stress, depression, communication issues, couples and adolescents are my specialty. Allow me the privilege to join you on this magnificent journey into Being You! One positive SHIFT at a time.
(813) 669-0949 View (813) 669-0949
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JPE Counseling LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Therapy is a huge part of Self-Care! I focus on my clients' goals to becoming better people. While unpacking the layers of your life, we will collaborate and discover what makes you unique. We will also explore your world, while conquering daily challenges that you may be facing. Do you need assistance with self/social awareness? Do you struggle with conflict resolution (reasonable thinking)? Do you lack a pure and/or positivity mindset? If so, I can help. I will work diligently to help transform your mind to POSITIVE THINKING. We will plant the seeds of the unknown to grow your control over your life!
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Therapy is a huge part of Self-Care! I focus on my clients' goals to becoming better people. While unpacking the layers of your life, we will collaborate and discover what makes you unique. We will also explore your world, while conquering daily challenges that you may be facing. Do you need assistance with self/social awareness? Do you struggle with conflict resolution (reasonable thinking)? Do you lack a pure and/or positivity mindset? If so, I can help. I will work diligently to help transform your mind to POSITIVE THINKING. We will plant the seeds of the unknown to grow your control over your life!
(689) 400-1093 View (689) 400-1093
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Robert (Bob) Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
I’m dedicated to helping individuals work through difficulties in their personal and professional lives and making the counseling experience stress free.. Here you’ll find a welcoming, accepting environment. Through Caring Psychological Counseling I help individuals and families overcome obstacles, heal from trauma and distress; as well as achieve personal growth and success. Individual and couples therapy is offered as are services for individuals with disabilities both physical and mental.
I’m dedicated to helping individuals work through difficulties in their personal and professional lives and making the counseling experience stress free.. Here you’ll find a welcoming, accepting environment. Through Caring Psychological Counseling I help individuals and families overcome obstacles, heal from trauma and distress; as well as achieve personal growth and success. Individual and couples therapy is offered as are services for individuals with disabilities both physical and mental.
(727) 353-9851 View (727) 353-9851
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Jennifer Cunningham
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting New Clients. Stressed out, uncertain, struggling to connect with yourself and others? Sounds familiar? I get it! I specialize in working with high functioning women who are seeking more clarity and connection with themselves, loved ones, and daily life. By using EMDR, mindfulness based techniques, and CBT approach you can expect to have increased skills and tools to handle what may come your way and process the past.
Not Accepting New Clients. Stressed out, uncertain, struggling to connect with yourself and others? Sounds familiar? I get it! I specialize in working with high functioning women who are seeking more clarity and connection with themselves, loved ones, and daily life. By using EMDR, mindfulness based techniques, and CBT approach you can expect to have increased skills and tools to handle what may come your way and process the past.
(727) 349-2892 View (727) 349-2892
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Anasuya Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
At any given moment, most of us are just doing the best we can. Life can be stressful, overwhelming, and full of changes. Women, teen girls, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community can experience life with additional challenges and stressors. You might find that you are often defined by your relationship to others, that you sometimes lose who you are. You deserve to own and really live your truth. You deserve self-love, boundaries, and healthy relationships, to include a health relationship with yourself!
At any given moment, most of us are just doing the best we can. Life can be stressful, overwhelming, and full of changes. Women, teen girls, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community can experience life with additional challenges and stressors. You might find that you are often defined by your relationship to others, that you sometimes lose who you are. You deserve to own and really live your truth. You deserve self-love, boundaries, and healthy relationships, to include a health relationship with yourself!
(727) 761-4811 View (727) 761-4811
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Park Hill Counseling
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. Are you ready to slow things down? Life, your thoughts, the never ending to do list... If so, I can be of assistance. My focus is geared toward helping adults access their inner strength and the power to heal. I utilize a holistic approach to aid clients in improving their emotional well-being so they can live fulfilled authentic lives. I believe in providing a supportive and empathetic environment where clients feel seen, heard, and understood. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to provide unwavering support.
Now accepting new clients. Are you ready to slow things down? Life, your thoughts, the never ending to do list... If so, I can be of assistance. My focus is geared toward helping adults access their inner strength and the power to heal. I utilize a holistic approach to aid clients in improving their emotional well-being so they can live fulfilled authentic lives. I believe in providing a supportive and empathetic environment where clients feel seen, heard, and understood. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to provide unwavering support.
(727) 619-1278 View (727) 619-1278
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Jodi Druss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33743  (Online Only)
If your are reading this professional biography, I imagine you are looking for a therapist that will be the right fit for you. Someone who is competent and experienced and will listen to you with a genuine interest and connection. Someone that will help you with strategies to reduce stress and anxiety and assist you in practical planning to create changes. Over the years I have been that therapist for many people; working with them on issues due to anxiety, depression and major life stressors. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a consultation and discuss your needs.
If your are reading this professional biography, I imagine you are looking for a therapist that will be the right fit for you. Someone who is competent and experienced and will listen to you with a genuine interest and connection. Someone that will help you with strategies to reduce stress and anxiety and assist you in practical planning to create changes. Over the years I have been that therapist for many people; working with them on issues due to anxiety, depression and major life stressors. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a consultation and discuss your needs.
(727) 761-8688 View (727) 761-8688
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Carrie A Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710  (Online Only)
There's a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in." - L.Cohen I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults who are navigating all types of life struggles. I believe in companioning people who are trying to make sense of the uncertainties of life. I specialize in grief and loss whether that's due to death or other life losses such as relationships ending, job loss, or empty nest. My background is in medical social work including women's health, hospice, school social work, and nursing home and geriatric services.
There's a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in." - L.Cohen I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults who are navigating all types of life struggles. I believe in companioning people who are trying to make sense of the uncertainties of life. I specialize in grief and loss whether that's due to death or other life losses such as relationships ending, job loss, or empty nest. My background is in medical social work including women's health, hospice, school social work, and nursing home and geriatric services.
(727) 513-4162 View (727) 513-4162
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Erin Leigh Enyart
MS, EdS
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33714
Erin Enyart is a Licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist practicing in the Tampa Bay area. She has been practicing in Pinellas County for over 10 years. She is originally from Kentucky and she obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 2004. She attended the University of Kentucky for graduate school and obtained her Master's Degree in School Psychology in 2005 and her Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology in 2007. She is certified to practice with students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten-12th grade, but primarily serves elementary school aged students.
Erin Enyart is a Licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist practicing in the Tampa Bay area. She has been practicing in Pinellas County for over 10 years. She is originally from Kentucky and she obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 2004. She attended the University of Kentucky for graduate school and obtained her Master's Degree in School Psychology in 2005 and her Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology in 2007. She is certified to practice with students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten-12th grade, but primarily serves elementary school aged students.
(727) 341-9434 View (727) 341-9434
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Aims Beardslee
Counselor, LMHC, EdS, MS
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33703  (Online Only)
If you are a trans/nonbinary/gender diverse person and late diagnosed or self-identified Autistic, ADHDer, or AuDHDer looking for individual or relationship therapy, I would love to work with you! I am also now offering neurodiversity affirming, non-pathologizing, and strengths-based Autism and ADHD Assessments. Some issues you may be needing help with are: healing from autistic burnout, unmasking, figuring out your needs and accommodations, navigating mixed neurotype relationships, and recovering from medical/mental health trauma. You have NOT been doing therapy wrong and are not broken...you just need a therapist who gets you! <3
If you are a trans/nonbinary/gender diverse person and late diagnosed or self-identified Autistic, ADHDer, or AuDHDer looking for individual or relationship therapy, I would love to work with you! I am also now offering neurodiversity affirming, non-pathologizing, and strengths-based Autism and ADHD Assessments. Some issues you may be needing help with are: healing from autistic burnout, unmasking, figuring out your needs and accommodations, navigating mixed neurotype relationships, and recovering from medical/mental health trauma. You have NOT been doing therapy wrong and are not broken...you just need a therapist who gets you! <3
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Amanda Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BSP
Verified Verified
25 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701  (Online Only)
Maybe you've been recently diagnosed with a long term illness or you've had symptoms for years and you don’t recognize yourself anymore. You know these health struggles are somehow behind your depressed and anxious feelings, and you feel alone…like no one understands. Right now, you may have more questions than answers, but one thing you know for sure is that you’d do anything to get your life back. You grieve for the person you used to be and find it hard to imagine yourself living a worthwhile life with this illness trying to drag you down every chance it gets. (Due to demand, I ONLY accept clients with chronic illness concerns)
Maybe you've been recently diagnosed with a long term illness or you've had symptoms for years and you don’t recognize yourself anymore. You know these health struggles are somehow behind your depressed and anxious feelings, and you feel alone…like no one understands. Right now, you may have more questions than answers, but one thing you know for sure is that you’d do anything to get your life back. You grieve for the person you used to be and find it hard to imagine yourself living a worthwhile life with this illness trying to drag you down every chance it gets. (Due to demand, I ONLY accept clients with chronic illness concerns)
(727) 325-5688 View (727) 325-5688
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Mindful Vision Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC, TLMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
Ugh- just ugh. Do you ever feel as if you're letting life pass you by? Like those around you seem to be living their best lives, but somehow you just can't get there (and predict yet another Netflix binge on the horizon as a flimsy attempt to bury those feelings)? I get it. Virtual counseling can be the perfect platform for us to connect and work on your goals in a convenient, safe space. We have the very real advantage of being able to meet up from day one in a place of ease, comfort and hope, whatever that may look like for you.
Ugh- just ugh. Do you ever feel as if you're letting life pass you by? Like those around you seem to be living their best lives, but somehow you just can't get there (and predict yet another Netflix binge on the horizon as a flimsy attempt to bury those feelings)? I get it. Virtual counseling can be the perfect platform for us to connect and work on your goals in a convenient, safe space. We have the very real advantage of being able to meet up from day one in a place of ease, comfort and hope, whatever that may look like for you.
(727) 205-3946 View (727) 205-3946
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Center for Wellness & Clinical Development, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, MCAP
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
Dr. Brittany Peters is a distinguished mental health professional with a career spanning over 15 years. Her areas of expertise include clinical practice, problem-solving courts, with a specialized focus on community mental health. Presently, Dr. Brittany serves as the Vice President of Behavioral Health for a child welfare and behavioral health organization. She also owns and operates a private practice, the Center for Wellness & Clinical Development, and teaches collegiate courses for two major universities.
Dr. Brittany Peters is a distinguished mental health professional with a career spanning over 15 years. Her areas of expertise include clinical practice, problem-solving courts, with a specialized focus on community mental health. Presently, Dr. Brittany serves as the Vice President of Behavioral Health for a child welfare and behavioral health organization. She also owns and operates a private practice, the Center for Wellness & Clinical Development, and teaches collegiate courses for two major universities.
(727) 761-8675 View (727) 761-8675
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Heather McKee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701  (Online Only)
Everyone is dealing with stress, feelings if emotional discomfort, and general struggle. Unfortunately, not everyone has a safe place or person to help them process these thoughts and feelings in a way that you can get relief. There is nothing worse than being in the trenches of life and having no one there to remind you that there is a light and help you find it. No matter your age, gender, or current life situation, everyone needs the opportunity and the space to unpack those uncomfortable feelings and get them out. You are important and you deserve the time.
Everyone is dealing with stress, feelings if emotional discomfort, and general struggle. Unfortunately, not everyone has a safe place or person to help them process these thoughts and feelings in a way that you can get relief. There is nothing worse than being in the trenches of life and having no one there to remind you that there is a light and help you find it. No matter your age, gender, or current life situation, everyone needs the opportunity and the space to unpack those uncomfortable feelings and get them out. You are important and you deserve the time.
(813) 567-8364 View (813) 567-8364
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Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CBHCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
This is an affirming, no hate, no judgment space. Growing up in the foster care system gave me a unique perspective on the key elements of resiliency and processing trauma. We offer a Therapeutic After School program M-F, as well as In-Person and Telehealth Services. I chronicle my journey as a foster child turned foster and adoptive parent in my New York Times Bestselling book, “Three Little Words” and sequel, “Three More Words.” Though it may be hard to see this now, your hardships and diversity are what make you that much more capable of tremendous success. Let's see how our comprehensive team can help you or your family!
This is an affirming, no hate, no judgment space. Growing up in the foster care system gave me a unique perspective on the key elements of resiliency and processing trauma. We offer a Therapeutic After School program M-F, as well as In-Person and Telehealth Services. I chronicle my journey as a foster child turned foster and adoptive parent in my New York Times Bestselling book, “Three Little Words” and sequel, “Three More Words.” Though it may be hard to see this now, your hardships and diversity are what make you that much more capable of tremendous success. Let's see how our comprehensive team can help you or your family!
(727) 945-6845 View (727) 945-6845
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Alexandria Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCSWI, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern (RCSWI). I have been providing services for children and teens for the past 3 years. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, self esteem, life transitions and changes, divorce, bullying, and behavioral challenges. I have experience working in both school and clinical settings.
Hello! I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern (RCSWI). I have been providing services for children and teens for the past 3 years. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, self esteem, life transitions and changes, divorce, bullying, and behavioral challenges. I have experience working in both school and clinical settings.
(727) 607-4544 View (727) 607-4544
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Emma Miles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33703  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! Are you a college student or young adult and find yourself struggling with your mental health? Perhaps the stress of your course load or transitioning from living at home has caused you some stress? Difficulty managing relationships and boundaries with family? Learning how to be an adult ("adulting") is hard! It's a major transition and you are deserving of support. Therapy can help!
Now accepting new clients! Are you a college student or young adult and find yourself struggling with your mental health? Perhaps the stress of your course load or transitioning from living at home has caused you some stress? Difficulty managing relationships and boundaries with family? Learning how to be an adult ("adulting") is hard! It's a major transition and you are deserving of support. Therapy can help!
(727) 955-2828 View (727) 955-2828
Photo of Stephanie Ganoe, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Saint Petersburg, FL
Stephanie Ganoe
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
You may be feeling lonely, disconnected, or stuck repeating the same unhealthy patterns. You may be constantly reliving the past and wish you could just let it go. Maybe your relationships and career just aren’t fulfilling anymore. You’re overwhelmed and don’t know what to do to manage all the stress anymore. You’re tired of giving so much to everyone else but left feeling like no one cares about you. It’s time for a change!
You may be feeling lonely, disconnected, or stuck repeating the same unhealthy patterns. You may be constantly reliving the past and wish you could just let it go. Maybe your relationships and career just aren’t fulfilling anymore. You’re overwhelmed and don’t know what to do to manage all the stress anymore. You’re tired of giving so much to everyone else but left feeling like no one cares about you. It’s time for a change!
(727) 955-3502 View (727) 955-3502

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
73% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% 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.

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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.