Therapists in Sarasota, FL

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Phillip Hendra
LPC Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phil Hendra, is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who prides himself on empathetic listening and allowing clients to share their thoughts feeling in a safe therapeutic and nonjudgmental environment while engaging in rational dialogue to bring out the positivity within the clients' narrative. I have a welcoming way to create a relaxed atmosphere during every session which allows the ease of collaborating on an individualized treatment plan. While building a therapeutic alliance, I will incorporate the use of multimodalities to discover which will offer the most progress toward successfully meeting the client's goals.
Phil Hendra, is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who prides himself on empathetic listening and allowing clients to share their thoughts feeling in a safe therapeutic and nonjudgmental environment while engaging in rational dialogue to bring out the positivity within the clients' narrative. I have a welcoming way to create a relaxed atmosphere during every session which allows the ease of collaborating on an individualized treatment plan. While building a therapeutic alliance, I will incorporate the use of multimodalities to discover which will offer the most progress toward successfully meeting the client's goals.
(941) 265-8649 x101 View (941) 265-8649 x101
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of our approach. We have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more Our approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals. As a psychotherapy group practice, we can see just about anyone no matter what you're dealing with.
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of our approach. We have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more Our approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals. As a psychotherapy group practice, we can see just about anyone no matter what you're dealing with.
(352) 703-0313 View (352) 703-0313
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Susan Siegel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
Life can present us with some pretty rough terrain to navigate. My goal is to help each of my clients discover, strengthen and utilize all of their internal and external resources so they can face the challenges, as well as notice, savor and increase the good moments. Events of the last few years have pushed many people to their limits. During these particularly challenging times, I offer clients a comfortable and safe setting to increase self-awareness and implement tools to cope with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, problematic relationships, caregiver stress, and ADHD to name a few.
Life can present us with some pretty rough terrain to navigate. My goal is to help each of my clients discover, strengthen and utilize all of their internal and external resources so they can face the challenges, as well as notice, savor and increase the good moments. Events of the last few years have pushed many people to their limits. During these particularly challenging times, I offer clients a comfortable and safe setting to increase self-awareness and implement tools to cope with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, problematic relationships, caregiver stress, and ADHD to name a few.
(941) 655-9568 View (941) 655-9568
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Anne K Glowacki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34237  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for visiting and taking the first step to personal well-being. People seek out psychotherapy for many reasons. My focus is to help identify what is most important to you in your life that you wish to strengthen and express more fully, even if you are facing difficulties right now. What may appear as obstacles at first can merely be stepping-stones to your deepest fulfillment. I welcome the opportunity to take part of that journey with you in a confidential environment committed to sensitivity and compassion with proven strategies that motivate and encourage continued success.
Welcome and thank you for visiting and taking the first step to personal well-being. People seek out psychotherapy for many reasons. My focus is to help identify what is most important to you in your life that you wish to strengthen and express more fully, even if you are facing difficulties right now. What may appear as obstacles at first can merely be stepping-stones to your deepest fulfillment. I welcome the opportunity to take part of that journey with you in a confidential environment committed to sensitivity and compassion with proven strategies that motivate and encourage continued success.
(941) 219-3481 View (941) 219-3481
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Roxana Maza
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34240
You don’t feel like you’re “enough” — smart enough, successful enough, attractive enough, etc. Throw in social media, and the comparisons are a daily struggle. You constantly worry about what others think or say about you, and this might affect your relationships. At some point, you stopped being friends with yourself. And you want it to change, and you’re ready to put in the work. The good news is, you’ve found a therapist (Ahem: Me) who wants to help. I’ve struggled with low self-esteem, as a teen and young adult, and it. Is. Hard. In our work together, we’ll explore what you need, understand why, and how to get there.
You don’t feel like you’re “enough” — smart enough, successful enough, attractive enough, etc. Throw in social media, and the comparisons are a daily struggle. You constantly worry about what others think or say about you, and this might affect your relationships. At some point, you stopped being friends with yourself. And you want it to change, and you’re ready to put in the work. The good news is, you’ve found a therapist (Ahem: Me) who wants to help. I’ve struggled with low self-esteem, as a teen and young adult, and it. Is. Hard. In our work together, we’ll explore what you need, understand why, and how to get there.
(941) 841-3466 View (941) 841-3466
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Stephanie M Knight
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34239
I truly enjoy getting to know each client and meet them where they are in life. My strengths include empathy, compassion, engagement and I am non-judgmental. I have helped clients who struggle with anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, blended family and infidelity among others. My ideal client will work collaboratively with me to develop a set of goals and be motivated to work together to reach them. Please note that at the current time I am only in office from 8-230pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I truly enjoy getting to know each client and meet them where they are in life. My strengths include empathy, compassion, engagement and I am non-judgmental. I have helped clients who struggle with anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, blended family and infidelity among others. My ideal client will work collaboratively with me to develop a set of goals and be motivated to work together to reach them. Please note that at the current time I am only in office from 8-230pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
(941) 205-7405 View (941) 205-7405
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Audrey Oxenhorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34235
As a holistic practitioner, who is also a psychotherapist, artist, healer and grandmother, I offer children and their families practical life changing tools and knowledge to meet everyday challenges. Children and adolescents are living a completely different childhood than we did and it is helpful to get a skilled and intuitive perpsective about these shifts. Some of the tools that I offer include: Mindfulness for kids and adolescents, Tapping or Emotional Freedom Techniques, Creative Arts, Hypnotherapy and Personalized Meditations.
As a holistic practitioner, who is also a psychotherapist, artist, healer and grandmother, I offer children and their families practical life changing tools and knowledge to meet everyday challenges. Children and adolescents are living a completely different childhood than we did and it is helpful to get a skilled and intuitive perpsective about these shifts. Some of the tools that I offer include: Mindfulness for kids and adolescents, Tapping or Emotional Freedom Techniques, Creative Arts, Hypnotherapy and Personalized Meditations.
(941) 271-0240 View (941) 271-0240
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Cassandra Winters
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34231
Divorce is difficult and one of my specialties in my practice along with relationship and family issues. Imagine having a supportive person throughout your divorce journey who will listen without judging, help you see the new path when you don't know the next step and cheer you on when you feel like giving up. I am passionate about assisting both men and women navigate the roller coaster of divorce with clarity, confidence, and class. I want to help you cope with your emotions appropriately, which will allow you to move forward and thrive. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that also enjoys working with teenagers.
Divorce is difficult and one of my specialties in my practice along with relationship and family issues. Imagine having a supportive person throughout your divorce journey who will listen without judging, help you see the new path when you don't know the next step and cheer you on when you feel like giving up. I am passionate about assisting both men and women navigate the roller coaster of divorce with clarity, confidence, and class. I want to help you cope with your emotions appropriately, which will allow you to move forward and thrive. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that also enjoys working with teenagers.
(941) 451-5425 View (941) 451-5425
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Dr. Susan Moschos, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34234
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, fear, anger, shame, perfectionism, self-hatred, or depression? Life is too short to live like this. I promise, there is another way! My life's purpose is to help girls, women, and LGBTQIA+ youth and adults to live their lives authentically, purposefully, and with joy.
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, fear, anger, shame, perfectionism, self-hatred, or depression? Life is too short to live like this. I promise, there is another way! My life's purpose is to help girls, women, and LGBTQIA+ youth and adults to live their lives authentically, purposefully, and with joy.
(941) 841-0475 View (941) 841-0475
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Patti Thompson, M.A.
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NBCC, CAP, MAC
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
You have so many choices! One of which is with whom do you work when seeking professional help. Selection of a psychotherapist is important and equal to the reasons for pursuing therapy. Safety, compassion and respect are critical aspects of any therapeutic process. Your confidential and effective treatment is my highest priority. Our work together will help you understand yourself, life patterns and influences - all in service of moving forward to attain your goals and objectives. Please call me to discuss what you are looking for and how we may work together. Additional services include Concierge Psychotherapy. Ask for details.
You have so many choices! One of which is with whom do you work when seeking professional help. Selection of a psychotherapist is important and equal to the reasons for pursuing therapy. Safety, compassion and respect are critical aspects of any therapeutic process. Your confidential and effective treatment is my highest priority. Our work together will help you understand yourself, life patterns and influences - all in service of moving forward to attain your goals and objectives. Please call me to discuss what you are looking for and how we may work together. Additional services include Concierge Psychotherapy. Ask for details.
(941) 584-5083 View (941) 584-5083
Photo of Rachel Funnell, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rachel Funnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34233  (Online Only)
If you always do what you have always done then you will always get what you have always gotten. Are you tired of always getting the same result in relationships or with family members or with your kids? If so, then it's time to do something different. Take a chance in therapy with me. I am a strength-based, solution focused, marriage and family therapist with a solid CBT foundation that desires to help you and your partner, your family and/or your children find a different way of handling life's challenges.
If you always do what you have always done then you will always get what you have always gotten. Are you tired of always getting the same result in relationships or with family members or with your kids? If so, then it's time to do something different. Take a chance in therapy with me. I am a strength-based, solution focused, marriage and family therapist with a solid CBT foundation that desires to help you and your partner, your family and/or your children find a different way of handling life's challenges.
(941) 357-4090 View (941) 357-4090
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Christ Centered Counseling
MSW, ACBC1
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34237  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a counselor who has a masters degree in Social Work (MSW) and I am pursuing my Association of Certified Biblical Counselors certificate (ACBC). I have experience as a counselor through the Veteran Affairs Offcie (VA), a teen inpatient counselor, and as a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT).
Welcome! I am a counselor who has a masters degree in Social Work (MSW) and I am pursuing my Association of Certified Biblical Counselors certificate (ACBC). I have experience as a counselor through the Veteran Affairs Offcie (VA), a teen inpatient counselor, and as a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT).
(941) 352-1927 View (941) 352-1927
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Dori E Goldfarb
Psychologist, MS, MPhil, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34239
Our goal is to get you back to being you. Dr. Goldfarb is a Yale trained psychologist who offers psychological services for mood and anxiety disorders including depression, anxiety, addictions, ADHD/ADD, stress, grief and loss, infertility, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and chronic pain. We work with individuals, couples, and families. We treat children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Goldfarb provides evidence-based treatment, including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. She has extensive training in working with clients with eating and weight disorders. She also specializes in conducting psychological evaluations/assessments for children and adults, including gifted testing and forensic evaluations.
Our goal is to get you back to being you. Dr. Goldfarb is a Yale trained psychologist who offers psychological services for mood and anxiety disorders including depression, anxiety, addictions, ADHD/ADD, stress, grief and loss, infertility, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and chronic pain. We work with individuals, couples, and families. We treat children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Goldfarb provides evidence-based treatment, including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. She has extensive training in working with clients with eating and weight disorders. She also specializes in conducting psychological evaluations/assessments for children and adults, including gifted testing and forensic evaluations.
(941) 256-7558 View (941) 256-7558
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James Carey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34237
Visiting with a therapist takes a lot of courage. It is a step toward making changes in your life. During your initial visit I will obtain a personal history and the reason for your visit. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where we can develop a plan to identify your strengths and work together to resolve your presenting issue. My therapy style is often a combination of interactional, cognitive behavioral, motivational and mindfulness therapy. Many clients find my experience with the NYC Fire Department and social worker training to be beneficial for them.
Visiting with a therapist takes a lot of courage. It is a step toward making changes in your life. During your initial visit I will obtain a personal history and the reason for your visit. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where we can develop a plan to identify your strengths and work together to resolve your presenting issue. My therapy style is often a combination of interactional, cognitive behavioral, motivational and mindfulness therapy. Many clients find my experience with the NYC Fire Department and social worker training to be beneficial for them.
(941) 367-4258 View (941) 367-4258
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Tara Motzenbecker
LMHC, RPT, NCSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34231
I specialize in OCD, Trauma, Anxiety, Selective Mutism, child behavioral issues and gifted testing. I am a Registered Play Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed School Psychologist, EMDR Certified Therapist and a certified PCIT Therapist. When working with adults, I meet you where you are at. I focus my work with children on play-based, EMDR and cognitive behavioral strategies with a strong understanding of how children process and communicate. The family is always an integral part of therapy with children so I love bringing in parents and siblings in order to create a better future for the whole family.
I specialize in OCD, Trauma, Anxiety, Selective Mutism, child behavioral issues and gifted testing. I am a Registered Play Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed School Psychologist, EMDR Certified Therapist and a certified PCIT Therapist. When working with adults, I meet you where you are at. I focus my work with children on play-based, EMDR and cognitive behavioral strategies with a strong understanding of how children process and communicate. The family is always an integral part of therapy with children so I love bringing in parents and siblings in order to create a better future for the whole family.
(941) 212-0422 View (941) 212-0422
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Kate Beiler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on most of our lives. This pandemic has led to many losses of one kind or another, such as loss of a job, loss of your health, loss of a loved one, loss of a dream and more. You may feel hopeless, empty and without a purpose. Talking to a professional can help you find meaning and purpose in life once again. My years of experience as a psychologist and a human being have led me to believe that positive and meaningful healing and change is possible even in the darkest hour of our lives.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on most of our lives. This pandemic has led to many losses of one kind or another, such as loss of a job, loss of your health, loss of a loved one, loss of a dream and more. You may feel hopeless, empty and without a purpose. Talking to a professional can help you find meaning and purpose in life once again. My years of experience as a psychologist and a human being have led me to believe that positive and meaningful healing and change is possible even in the darkest hour of our lives.
(941) 205-7123 View (941) 205-7123
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Lurline Aslanian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
Would you like to have the understanding and the tools to feel lighter, more alive, more positive, more peaceful and whole? Working together in a collaborative process in teletherapy or in person, I assist you to discover heartfelt solutions to your most pressing issues. This is accomplished in a respectful atmosphere of safety, acceptance and non-judgment. You will learn new approaches and tools for coping. This process supports health, well being, and spiritual evolvement. With over forty years of experience as a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, I am grateful to still be learning and contributing.
Would you like to have the understanding and the tools to feel lighter, more alive, more positive, more peaceful and whole? Working together in a collaborative process in teletherapy or in person, I assist you to discover heartfelt solutions to your most pressing issues. This is accomplished in a respectful atmosphere of safety, acceptance and non-judgment. You will learn new approaches and tools for coping. This process supports health, well being, and spiritual evolvement. With over forty years of experience as a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, I am grateful to still be learning and contributing.
(941) 803-4865 View (941) 803-4865
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Florida Center For Healthy Sexuality
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CST, C-SAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34237
The Florida Center for Healthy Sexuality approaches each client as a unique, whole human being with individual needs, wants and desires. Within a comfortable, safe and trusting environment the goal is to assist you, as an individual or as a part of a couple, in exploring your experiences and understanding your life story. For only then can you review and find awareness rather you are seeking change or greater self knowledge.
The Florida Center for Healthy Sexuality approaches each client as a unique, whole human being with individual needs, wants and desires. Within a comfortable, safe and trusting environment the goal is to assist you, as an individual or as a part of a couple, in exploring your experiences and understanding your life story. For only then can you review and find awareness rather you are seeking change or greater self knowledge.
(941) 225-2873 View (941) 225-2873
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Dr. Daniel Goldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34239
You're a smart, capable person, so why are you struggling? I help lost people find their way and distressed people find relief and stability. I help sad people find hope and broken people feel whole again. I help people remove barriers to happiness, meaning, and fulfillment in life. We'll work together to get you to where you want to be, focusing on what matters to you, not to anyone else. No matter what your goals, we'll identify the best path to achieving them so that you can feel better soon. From college students to retirees, and everyone in between. Please visit sarasotapsych.com for more.
You're a smart, capable person, so why are you struggling? I help lost people find their way and distressed people find relief and stability. I help sad people find hope and broken people feel whole again. I help people remove barriers to happiness, meaning, and fulfillment in life. We'll work together to get you to where you want to be, focusing on what matters to you, not to anyone else. No matter what your goals, we'll identify the best path to achieving them so that you can feel better soon. From college students to retirees, and everyone in between. Please visit sarasotapsych.com for more.
(941) 256-7600 View (941) 256-7600
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Nick Ceballo
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Hello, I am Nick Ceballo. Nick has a Masters degree in Counselor Education from Queens College in New York. He has been a Licensed School Counselor (preK-12) since 2016. He has 8 years of experience providing therapy, career counseling and case management services to children, adults, and families in school settings as a school counselor, in the home, and in agency settings. Nick’s passion and specialty is providing therapy services to at-risk youth who struggle with anxiety, depression, behavioral/emotional issues, self-esteem, trauma, ADHD, and Autism. Although Nick specializes with adolescents he enjoys and has experience providi
Hello, I am Nick Ceballo. Nick has a Masters degree in Counselor Education from Queens College in New York. He has been a Licensed School Counselor (preK-12) since 2016. He has 8 years of experience providing therapy, career counseling and case management services to children, adults, and families in school settings as a school counselor, in the home, and in agency settings. Nick’s passion and specialty is providing therapy services to at-risk youth who struggle with anxiety, depression, behavioral/emotional issues, self-esteem, trauma, ADHD, and Autism. Although Nick specializes with adolescents he enjoys and has experience providi
(941) 999-3354 View (941) 999-3354

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Sarasota, FL

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Sarasota, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Sarasota, FL see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sarasota?

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.