Therapists in Sarasota, FL

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Photo of DeLorr Pickering, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sarasota, FL
DeLorr Pickering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, IMHP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236  (Online Only)
Struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other difficulties? Do you find life's transitions difficult? Create the life you love! As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I am certified in Brainspotting, a cutting-edge therapy that helps people process deeply-felt experiences presenting barriers to fulfilling lives. Experience working with: Individuals, couples, families, experiencing anxiety, depression, GLBT issues, domestic violence, sports trauma, performance in athletes, musicians, actors, and test-taking anxiety. Independently licensed in MN, WI, FL, NE, WY. Let's begin creating your happier, healthier life!
Struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other difficulties? Do you find life's transitions difficult? Create the life you love! As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I am certified in Brainspotting, a cutting-edge therapy that helps people process deeply-felt experiences presenting barriers to fulfilling lives. Experience working with: Individuals, couples, families, experiencing anxiety, depression, GLBT issues, domestic violence, sports trauma, performance in athletes, musicians, actors, and test-taking anxiety. Independently licensed in MN, WI, FL, NE, WY. Let's begin creating your happier, healthier life!
(941) 229-1131 View (941) 229-1131
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Steve Steiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34233  (Online Only)
For over 35 years, I have helped many people to deal with general life issues and more specific trauma as well. I use a variety of techniques after assessing the client needs and work together with them to form and implement a good plan. Some people want dramatic change while others just want somebody to listen and I let the client lead me to where they want to go. I have experience with individuals, couples, and families. The majority of my practice involves helping people to cope with anxiety and depression and to improve their communication skills. I really enjoy helping people and firmly believe in the therapeutic process.
For over 35 years, I have helped many people to deal with general life issues and more specific trauma as well. I use a variety of techniques after assessing the client needs and work together with them to form and implement a good plan. Some people want dramatic change while others just want somebody to listen and I let the client lead me to where they want to go. I have experience with individuals, couples, and families. The majority of my practice involves helping people to cope with anxiety and depression and to improve their communication skills. I really enjoy helping people and firmly believe in the therapeutic process.
(941) 770-4202 View (941) 770-4202
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Danielle Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, PhD
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
I provide a safe environment to explore and resolve beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that stand in the way of living a fully conscious and authentic life. Specialties include work with anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, death, attachment ruptures, and ancestral/ inter-generational shame, and PTSD. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have studied at the Graduate Theological Union - University of California, Berkeley, The Graduate School for Marriage and Family Therapy, Ca.Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco), and The Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. I hold two Masters degrees and a Ph D in Psychology.
I provide a safe environment to explore and resolve beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that stand in the way of living a fully conscious and authentic life. Specialties include work with anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, death, attachment ruptures, and ancestral/ inter-generational shame, and PTSD. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have studied at the Graduate Theological Union - University of California, Berkeley, The Graduate School for Marriage and Family Therapy, Ca.Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco), and The Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. I hold two Masters degrees and a Ph D in Psychology.
(941) 203-3351 View (941) 203-3351
Photo of Kate Beiler, Psychologist in Sarasota, FL
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
Photo of Debra S Gill, Psychologist in Sarasota, FL
Debra S Gill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34238
I have 30+ years experience using therapy, coaching, and mindfulness to help people meet their goals and grow more confident in their ability to manage feelings, anxieties, relationships, weight, and health. I stand with my clients to develop lasting healthy habits including self-care and self-compassion. My style is highly interactive and focused on making sure you gain something valuable from every session we share. I listen compassionately and ask questions to help you understand yourself better. Also, I will teach you strategies to use when your feelings are strong or when you feel urges to something unhealthy or unhelpful.
I have 30+ years experience using therapy, coaching, and mindfulness to help people meet their goals and grow more confident in their ability to manage feelings, anxieties, relationships, weight, and health. I stand with my clients to develop lasting healthy habits including self-care and self-compassion. My style is highly interactive and focused on making sure you gain something valuable from every session we share. I listen compassionately and ask questions to help you understand yourself better. Also, I will teach you strategies to use when your feelings are strong or when you feel urges to something unhealthy or unhelpful.
(973) 435-4978 View (973) 435-4978
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Cindy Auchter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist. I established a private psychotherapy practice in Sarasota 30 years ago and I am a co-owner of Alliance Counseling Services, a faith based counseling office. By faith based we are saying we provide emotional and spiritual care for the whole person honoring and respecting people of all religious/spiritual traditions. All people are welcome here. Included in my professional philosophy of sex therapy is the goal of incorporating a sex positive/sexually liberating approach with our clients' religious and spiritual beliefs; that the two are not mutually exclusive.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist. I established a private psychotherapy practice in Sarasota 30 years ago and I am a co-owner of Alliance Counseling Services, a faith based counseling office. By faith based we are saying we provide emotional and spiritual care for the whole person honoring and respecting people of all religious/spiritual traditions. All people are welcome here. Included in my professional philosophy of sex therapy is the goal of incorporating a sex positive/sexually liberating approach with our clients' religious and spiritual beliefs; that the two are not mutually exclusive.
(941) 877-6467 View (941) 877-6467
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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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Meredith Malak Master Of Science
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236  (Online Only)
Compassionate Counseling for Life's Challenges Welcome to my profile on Psychology Today! With over 15 years of experience in the field of psychology, I am dedicated to providing compassionate counseling to adults and families as they navigate the complexities of life's obstacles. My mission is to support individuals on their journey towards healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. Specialties: I specialize in assisting individuals who are grappling with a range of mental health challenges.
Compassionate Counseling for Life's Challenges Welcome to my profile on Psychology Today! With over 15 years of experience in the field of psychology, I am dedicated to providing compassionate counseling to adults and families as they navigate the complexities of life's obstacles. My mission is to support individuals on their journey towards healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. Specialties: I specialize in assisting individuals who are grappling with a range of mental health challenges.
(941) 909-3633 View (941) 909-3633
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Mary G Davenport
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34236
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist. I trained at the University of Pennsylvania and have been in practice for over 35 years specializing in both individual and couples therapy. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, relationship problems (including difficulties with communication and sexual functioning), body image issues, the challenges of life transitions (divorce, death of a loved one, relocation, retirement, health problems), as well as gay, lesbian, and gender identity issues.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist. I trained at the University of Pennsylvania and have been in practice for over 35 years specializing in both individual and couples therapy. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, relationship problems (including difficulties with communication and sexual functioning), body image issues, the challenges of life transitions (divorce, death of a loved one, relocation, retirement, health problems), as well as gay, lesbian, and gender identity issues.
(941) 366-3134 View (941) 366-3134
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Curtis Schindeler
Counselor, PhD, ABD, MS, MHC, neuroth
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
I believe that I offer something that is a bit different than most other practices. My partner and I, work together in a collaborative manner with an end goal of resolution. We have put together a practice that utilizes tools which others do not. Whether you or your loved one suffers from depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, pain, headaches, suicidal ideation, PTSD, ADHD, panic attacks or you are just having difficulty in your marriage or relationship we work together and have the tools that bring about actual resolution.
I believe that I offer something that is a bit different than most other practices. My partner and I, work together in a collaborative manner with an end goal of resolution. We have put together a practice that utilizes tools which others do not. Whether you or your loved one suffers from depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, pain, headaches, suicidal ideation, PTSD, ADHD, panic attacks or you are just having difficulty in your marriage or relationship we work together and have the tools that bring about actual resolution.
(941) 417-8113 View (941) 417-8113
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Behavioral Teaching Solutions LLC
BCBA, LBA, QBA
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236  (Online Only)
As a licensed and certified behavioral health consultant, I'm here to support you on your journey to improved productivity and overall well-being. Living with intellectual disabilities or behavioral health issues can be challenging, but you're not alone. My compassionate approach to counseling focuses on meeting your unique needs and preferences. Together, we'll develop a personalized behavioral plan to support you in reaching your goals and improving your daily life. My ultimate goal is to empower and support you in achieving your best possible life. Let's work together in a safe and supportive space to achieve this shared goal.
As a licensed and certified behavioral health consultant, I'm here to support you on your journey to improved productivity and overall well-being. Living with intellectual disabilities or behavioral health issues can be challenging, but you're not alone. My compassionate approach to counseling focuses on meeting your unique needs and preferences. Together, we'll develop a personalized behavioral plan to support you in reaching your goals and improving your daily life. My ultimate goal is to empower and support you in achieving your best possible life. Let's work together in a safe and supportive space to achieve this shared goal.
(941) 267-0439 View (941) 267-0439
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A.C.T. Mental Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34240
Hi, i’m Shea. I am a client-centered therapist with an empathetic, accepting and supportive approach to life and therapy. My focus is first building a trusting relationship with clients so they can feel safe and comfortable opening up about their struggles. I apply a caring and compassionate approach to each session that encourages clients through the use of ACT(Acceptance and Commitment), Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing therapy techniques to help patients create and achieve their goals.
Hi, i’m Shea. I am a client-centered therapist with an empathetic, accepting and supportive approach to life and therapy. My focus is first building a trusting relationship with clients so they can feel safe and comfortable opening up about their struggles. I apply a caring and compassionate approach to each session that encourages clients through the use of ACT(Acceptance and Commitment), Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing therapy techniques to help patients create and achieve their goals.
(941) 229-1811 View (941) 229-1811
Photo of Kristin Cavins Lunte, Counselor in Sarasota, FL
Kristin Cavins Lunte
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34231  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Kristin Lunte, Licensed Therapist and Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing professional counseling to people of all ages and backgrounds. I can help you to reduce anxiety, improve depression, overcome trauma. We can work together to address relationship problems, parenting or family issues, life transitions, and achieve greater self awareness. I have specialized training in teletherapy and sessions are held virtually for your privacy and convenience. I have thousands of positive reviews from clients expressing their improvement via teletherapy counseling.
Hi, I'm Kristin Lunte, Licensed Therapist and Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing professional counseling to people of all ages and backgrounds. I can help you to reduce anxiety, improve depression, overcome trauma. We can work together to address relationship problems, parenting or family issues, life transitions, and achieve greater self awareness. I have specialized training in teletherapy and sessions are held virtually for your privacy and convenience. I have thousands of positive reviews from clients expressing their improvement via teletherapy counseling.
(941) 242-7364 View (941) 242-7364
Photo of Rachel Funnell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sarasota, FL
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
Photo of Sandra Giacometti, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sarasota, FL
Sandra Giacometti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, CADC, CTMH
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34241  (Online Only)
Life is very unpredictable with many up and downs. Today can start a better day. Step by step, you can walk through whatever hardship life has handed you with guidance and support from an empathetic clinician. You don't have to be alone in whatever struggle you may be dealing with- big or small. Take the first step and do something different. The rest of the process will be helping you get through whatever discomfort or stressor life has handed you. Counseling can help assist you during this difficult time.
Life is very unpredictable with many up and downs. Today can start a better day. Step by step, you can walk through whatever hardship life has handed you with guidance and support from an empathetic clinician. You don't have to be alone in whatever struggle you may be dealing with- big or small. Take the first step and do something different. The rest of the process will be helping you get through whatever discomfort or stressor life has handed you. Counseling can help assist you during this difficult time.
(272) 444-3075 View (272) 444-3075
Photo of Silvana McDevitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sarasota, FL
Silvana McDevitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34231
I am a LCSW specialized in working with older children, teens, and adults who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, boundary challenges, interpersonal problems, and trauma. I also enjoy working with neurodiverse clients in developing skills and strategies to help them navigate their daily lives. I strive to work with clients to blend practical strategies, coping skills, thought restructuring, mindfulness, problem solving, and other approaches to help them overcome day-to-day stressors and process previous traumatic or stressful events.
I am a LCSW specialized in working with older children, teens, and adults who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, boundary challenges, interpersonal problems, and trauma. I also enjoy working with neurodiverse clients in developing skills and strategies to help them navigate their daily lives. I strive to work with clients to blend practical strategies, coping skills, thought restructuring, mindfulness, problem solving, and other approaches to help them overcome day-to-day stressors and process previous traumatic or stressful events.
(941) 231-5168 View (941) 231-5168
Photo of Sarah M Luchansky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sarasota, FL
Sarah M Luchansky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34233
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me. I have been working in behavioral health for 15+ years. I have extensive experience with treating individuals ages 5-25yrs old with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, social skills deficits, mood disorders, and learning disabilities.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me. I have been working in behavioral health for 15+ years. I have extensive experience with treating individuals ages 5-25yrs old with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, social skills deficits, mood disorders, and learning disabilities.
(941) 328-8310 View (941) 328-8310
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Shari James Erectile Dysfunction Specialist - 99% Rate
RN
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34234
I specialize in working with men struggling with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation who do not want to take male enhancement pills, have taken them and did not get results or cannot take them because of side effects. I also specialize in: Premature Ejaculation, Delayed Ejaculation, Performance Anxiety, and Porn Addiction. I have maintained a 99% success rate for 17 years.
I specialize in working with men struggling with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation who do not want to take male enhancement pills, have taken them and did not get results or cannot take them because of side effects. I also specialize in: Premature Ejaculation, Delayed Ejaculation, Performance Anxiety, and Porn Addiction. I have maintained a 99% success rate for 17 years.
(941) 213-7499 View (941) 213-7499
Photo of Kimberly Wortz in Sarasota, FL
Kimberly Wortz
EdS, NCSP
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34240
I am a Nationally Certified and Licensed School Psychologist in the Sarasota, Florida area. I offer comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations tailored to the needs of each student in the school-age years. I am passionate about uncovering each student's strengths and weaknesses in order to help them reach their full potential and I am able to provide extensive information regarding how your child thinks and learns. I also believe that understanding the whole child is an essential tool in improving all aspects of a child's life- socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.
I am a Nationally Certified and Licensed School Psychologist in the Sarasota, Florida area. I offer comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations tailored to the needs of each student in the school-age years. I am passionate about uncovering each student's strengths and weaknesses in order to help them reach their full potential and I am able to provide extensive information regarding how your child thinks and learns. I also believe that understanding the whole child is an essential tool in improving all aspects of a child's life- socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.
(813) 489-4531 View (813) 489-4531
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Christine Ann Emens
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34231
I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in practice for over 14 years. I received my BA in Psychology and a MA in Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in community mental health with adolescents and adults dealing with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, anger, as well as communication and interpersonal relationships issues. I am certified in trauma & grief and utilize CBT & EMDR. I believe it is critical to find the right approach that meets your individual needs and we will work together towards your goals. Being person centered, I ensure we go at your pace and where you are comfortable being in the therapeutic process.
I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in practice for over 14 years. I received my BA in Psychology and a MA in Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in community mental health with adolescents and adults dealing with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, anger, as well as communication and interpersonal relationships issues. I am certified in trauma & grief and utilize CBT & EMDR. I believe it is critical to find the right approach that meets your individual needs and we will work together towards your goals. Being person centered, I ensure we go at your pace and where you are comfortable being in the therapeutic process.
(941) 837-8609 View (941) 837-8609

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Sarasota, FL

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Sarasota, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Sarasota, FL see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% 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.

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.