Therapists in Sarasota County, FL

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Photo of Jenny Upton, Counselor in Sarasota County, FL
Jenny Upton
Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS, CSAT
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34233
Has your world been blown apart by the discovery of an affair and/or pornography addiciton? You can feel lost, alone, hopeless, and confused. There is hope. You are not alone. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and Co-Director of Eagle's Wings Counseling Center. We have a comprehensive program designed to help both the wounded spouse and the offending spouse navigate through and heal from what has happened. Whether you are staying together, divorcing, or unsure of what you want for the future, there is hope and healing for you!
Has your world been blown apart by the discovery of an affair and/or pornography addiciton? You can feel lost, alone, hopeless, and confused. There is hope. You are not alone. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and Co-Director of Eagle's Wings Counseling Center. We have a comprehensive program designed to help both the wounded spouse and the offending spouse navigate through and heal from what has happened. Whether you are staying together, divorcing, or unsure of what you want for the future, there is hope and healing for you!
(941) 213-7483 View (941) 213-7483
Photo of Timothy A. Redman, PhD, Psychologist in Sarasota County, FL
Timothy A. Redman, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34239
Do you feel stuck? Are you constantly stressed or unhappy? I provide a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment to work through the barriers that are preventing you living life to the fullest. I help people of all walks of life, families and couples, to cope with anxiety, stress, depression, anger, parenting, and relationship problems. Together, we will work to discover what is unbalanced in your life, clarify your values, and develop strategies to achieve a healthier, more satisfying life.
Do you feel stuck? Are you constantly stressed or unhappy? I provide a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment to work through the barriers that are preventing you living life to the fullest. I help people of all walks of life, families and couples, to cope with anxiety, stress, depression, anger, parenting, and relationship problems. Together, we will work to discover what is unbalanced in your life, clarify your values, and develop strategies to achieve a healthier, more satisfying life.
(941) 650-5963 View (941) 650-5963
Photo of Paul White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sarasota County, FL
Paul White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34239
Key attention to how neuroscience has its application in psychotherapy. Emphasis on flexibility of thinking, regulating emotions, catching difficulties at the earliest manifestation, finding new possibilities.
Key attention to how neuroscience has its application in psychotherapy. Emphasis on flexibility of thinking, regulating emotions, catching difficulties at the earliest manifestation, finding new possibilities.
(941) 999-3570 View (941) 999-3570
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Sarasota Psychotherapy Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
Evidence Based Treatments for Anxiety Issues, PTSD, Depression, OCD, Self Image, & Behavioral Struggles. Treatments strategies include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eyemovement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Polyvagal Therapy, and Mindfulness. Learn ways to interrupt unhealthy patterns. Understand ways to initiate the relaxation response and direct actions that support what you value and how you want to live.
Evidence Based Treatments for Anxiety Issues, PTSD, Depression, OCD, Self Image, & Behavioral Struggles. Treatments strategies include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eyemovement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Polyvagal Therapy, and Mindfulness. Learn ways to interrupt unhealthy patterns. Understand ways to initiate the relaxation response and direct actions that support what you value and how you want to live.
(941) 253-5558 View (941) 253-5558
Cardinal Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS, CCS
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34240
I provide therapy to adults based on their individual needs by utilizing a variety of therapeutic orientations. I approach therapy from a strength-based and goal-oriented perspective.
I provide therapy to adults based on their individual needs by utilizing a variety of therapeutic orientations. I approach therapy from a strength-based and goal-oriented perspective.
(973) 756-3446 View (973) 756-3446
Photo of Maria E McLean - Corner Booth Counseling Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sarasota County, FL
Maria E McLean - Corner Booth Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Venice, FL 34293
Overwhelmed with racing thoughts and negative self-talk you can't turn off? Is this impacting your relationships, confidence, and mood? You are a high performing professional, student, parent who is feeling the burn out and missing motivation. We can work together to find relief from anxiety, low self-esteem, and life challenges. You can find new ways to approach life more calmly and confidently, live with peace and fulfillment, knowing your own worth and strengths.
Overwhelmed with racing thoughts and negative self-talk you can't turn off? Is this impacting your relationships, confidence, and mood? You are a high performing professional, student, parent who is feeling the burn out and missing motivation. We can work together to find relief from anxiety, low self-esteem, and life challenges. You can find new ways to approach life more calmly and confidently, live with peace and fulfillment, knowing your own worth and strengths.
(941) 218-8512 View (941) 218-8512
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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
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Ethan Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Osprey, FL 34229
Since I don’t know you yet, I can’t say why you’re here. Maybe it’s about something you’re experiencing on the inside: you worry a lot or are intensely stressed out or feel really low or numb or angry or lost. Maybe it’s more on the outside: arguments with friends and family or having a hard time in school or having a tough time slowing down or feeling comfortable in your own skin. Whatever it is, my role is to create and protect a place where your feelings (1) are real, (2) matter, and (3) can change for the better.
Since I don’t know you yet, I can’t say why you’re here. Maybe it’s about something you’re experiencing on the inside: you worry a lot or are intensely stressed out or feel really low or numb or angry or lost. Maybe it’s more on the outside: arguments with friends and family or having a hard time in school or having a tough time slowing down or feeling comfortable in your own skin. Whatever it is, my role is to create and protect a place where your feelings (1) are real, (2) matter, and (3) can change for the better.
(813) 537-6650 View (813) 537-6650
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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
Photo of Loary Viola Coates, Counselor in Sarasota County, FL
Loary Viola Coates
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34239  (Online Only)
I provide professional and clinical counseling. My goal is to promote the beauty of restoration and that healing and transformation are real possibilities. I believe that within a trusting relationship, I will be able to help my clients identify the pain areas that need the most work. As a licensed professional, I am committed to the highest standards of therapeutic practice and adhere to state ethical codes. I draw upon my clinical training and formal education to address each unique need. I am licensed in the State of Florida and the State of Wisconsin.
I provide professional and clinical counseling. My goal is to promote the beauty of restoration and that healing and transformation are real possibilities. I believe that within a trusting relationship, I will be able to help my clients identify the pain areas that need the most work. As a licensed professional, I am committed to the highest standards of therapeutic practice and adhere to state ethical codes. I draw upon my clinical training and formal education to address each unique need. I am licensed in the State of Florida and the State of Wisconsin.
(715) 243-4753 View (715) 243-4753
Cynthia G Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
As Board Certified Social Worker in the Sarasota area, I have provided mental health services for adults, children, and families for several decades. It is important to create an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance in order for clients to feel safe and make the changes they choose for a more fulfilling life. Because finances can be an issue with many clients, I am willing and qualified to accept most insurance companies. It is difficult to take the first step and seek therapy. Getting support for the journey makes a real difference.
As Board Certified Social Worker in the Sarasota area, I have provided mental health services for adults, children, and families for several decades. It is important to create an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance in order for clients to feel safe and make the changes they choose for a more fulfilling life. Because finances can be an issue with many clients, I am willing and qualified to accept most insurance companies. It is difficult to take the first step and seek therapy. Getting support for the journey makes a real difference.
(941) 837-5204 View (941) 837-5204
Photo of Leigh Gordon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sarasota County, FL
Leigh Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
One of my favorite quotes from Brene Brown is "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen". Today, more than ever, we are seeing a staggering amount of anxiety, depression and trauma in our society. It is so important for people of any age to learn skills and build resilience to cope with these challenges.Therapy provides that space for clients to work on this and to master the skills and to be empowered. I proved a warm and gentle environment for my clients to do so.
One of my favorite quotes from Brene Brown is "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen". Today, more than ever, we are seeing a staggering amount of anxiety, depression and trauma in our society. It is so important for people of any age to learn skills and build resilience to cope with these challenges.Therapy provides that space for clients to work on this and to master the skills and to be empowered. I proved a warm and gentle environment for my clients to do so.
(941) 499-8674 View (941) 499-8674
Photo of Christine Corcoran, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Sarasota County, FL
Christine Corcoran
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHI
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34241
Christine is a specialist in sleep disorders and phobias. She’s a unique practitioner who combines clinical approaches with deep healing techniques, such as grounding exercises, EFT tapping, and EMDR. Having grown up internationally, Christine brings a diverse, multicultural awareness critical to successful counseling and mental health treatment. Her artistic and entrepreneurial background makes it easy for her to connect and creatively work with a wide range of clients with different circumstances and challenges. Christine completed her studies as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Walden University, Summa cum laude.
Christine is a specialist in sleep disorders and phobias. She’s a unique practitioner who combines clinical approaches with deep healing techniques, such as grounding exercises, EFT tapping, and EMDR. Having grown up internationally, Christine brings a diverse, multicultural awareness critical to successful counseling and mental health treatment. Her artistic and entrepreneurial background makes it easy for her to connect and creatively work with a wide range of clients with different circumstances and challenges. Christine completed her studies as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Walden University, Summa cum laude.
(941) 699-3495 View (941) 699-3495
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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
Photo of Linda Thema, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sarasota County, FL
Linda Thema
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34285
I have been a psychotherapist for 35+ years, working with individuals, couples and families. Life is a challenge and often presents us with moments that are difficult to handle by ourselves. Seeking counseling is a way of helping us learn how to better understand and cope with those times when we feel stuck. A willingness to reveal our problems, an openness to looking at how we respond to problems and commitment to change are all acts of great courage.
I have been a psychotherapist for 35+ years, working with individuals, couples and families. Life is a challenge and often presents us with moments that are difficult to handle by ourselves. Seeking counseling is a way of helping us learn how to better understand and cope with those times when we feel stuck. A willingness to reveal our problems, an openness to looking at how we respond to problems and commitment to change are all acts of great courage.
(941) 483-4393 View (941) 483-4393
Photo of Therese De Liz, (Diplompsychologin), LMHC (FL), Counselor in Sarasota County, FL
Therese De Liz, (Diplompsychologin), LMHC (FL)
Counselor, MA, Dipl-, Psych, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34238  (Online Only)
Therese De Liz, MA, (Diplompsychologin), LMHC, is your International Expert for heath related anxiety, mind body issues, depression, and OCD. She has over 19 years experience in Florida and internationally. Therese specializes in behavioral therapy, ERP and short-term psychodynamic therapy to reduce anxiety and depression, overcome life obstacles, manage OCD and phobias, master life transitions and achieve emotional growth. If you are looking for quality therapy with an experienced and empathetic therapist, Therese is the one for you!
Therese De Liz, MA, (Diplompsychologin), LMHC, is your International Expert for heath related anxiety, mind body issues, depression, and OCD. She has over 19 years experience in Florida and internationally. Therese specializes in behavioral therapy, ERP and short-term psychodynamic therapy to reduce anxiety and depression, overcome life obstacles, manage OCD and phobias, master life transitions and achieve emotional growth. If you are looking for quality therapy with an experienced and empathetic therapist, Therese is the one for you!
(941) 837-8984 View (941) 837-8984
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Heath Craig
Counselor, LMHC, MS, BA
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
Do you feel stuck? I work with clients who are seeking to build a happy and meaningful life. Many of us fall into patterns of behavior that create obstacles to personal growth. These patterns are often related to communication, negative thoughts, and relationships. I help clients grow through self-awareness and begin to take charge of their future. I work with individuals, couples, and families to identify short- and long-term goals that set the stage for success. Setting goals sounds simple but in many cases, people need a little help to understand what’s really important to them.
Do you feel stuck? I work with clients who are seeking to build a happy and meaningful life. Many of us fall into patterns of behavior that create obstacles to personal growth. These patterns are often related to communication, negative thoughts, and relationships. I help clients grow through self-awareness and begin to take charge of their future. I work with individuals, couples, and families to identify short- and long-term goals that set the stage for success. Setting goals sounds simple but in many cases, people need a little help to understand what’s really important to them.
(941) 350-0433 View (941) 350-0433
Photo of Gary E. Savill, Ph.D., LLC, Psychologist in Sarasota County, FL
Gary E. Savill, Ph.D., LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34231  (Online Only)
I most effectively treat persons who have one or more of the following symptoms, and/or issues: depression; anxiety; marital, family, or other relationship problems. I also have expertise in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and geriatric mental health issues, including end of life issues. I help persons who are functioning relatively well, but want to increase ability to establish and attain goals; and increase their capacity for happiness and fulfillment in life. I specialize in empowering individuals in their quest for more satisfying romantic, social, and work relationships.
I most effectively treat persons who have one or more of the following symptoms, and/or issues: depression; anxiety; marital, family, or other relationship problems. I also have expertise in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and geriatric mental health issues, including end of life issues. I help persons who are functioning relatively well, but want to increase ability to establish and attain goals; and increase their capacity for happiness and fulfillment in life. I specialize in empowering individuals in their quest for more satisfying romantic, social, and work relationships.
(941) 621-3299 View (941) 621-3299
Photo of Melissa Pesce, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sarasota County, FL
Melissa Pesce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34236  (Online Only)
Let's talk about sex. Are you and your partner experiencing a lack of pleasure? Are you finding it challenging to feel aroused? Do you feel you have lost the "spark"? Are you looking to increase the passion and pleasure you desire in life? Do you want to wake up and feel empowered in your sex life? Sex can be a challenging conversation. Expressing our desires and fantasies can be intimidating. Sometimes we don't know where to begin and other times we can feel that we have expressed ourselves clearly. Over time, partners find themselves having less sex. They feel "too tired", "too busy", "unable to feel aroused".
Let's talk about sex. Are you and your partner experiencing a lack of pleasure? Are you finding it challenging to feel aroused? Do you feel you have lost the "spark"? Are you looking to increase the passion and pleasure you desire in life? Do you want to wake up and feel empowered in your sex life? Sex can be a challenging conversation. Expressing our desires and fantasies can be intimidating. Sometimes we don't know where to begin and other times we can feel that we have expressed ourselves clearly. Over time, partners find themselves having less sex. They feel "too tired", "too busy", "unable to feel aroused".
(727) 472-5699 View (727) 472-5699
Photo of Kimberly S Benson, Counselor in Sarasota County, FL
Kimberly S Benson
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CAP, CCTP, QS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34236
It is my goal and priority to provide an environment that enhances growth and change within your life. I believe in assisting people in attaining resolution with their past and working towards a healthier present and future. Helping others grow through pain and attain a new healthy way of living is my personal and professional passion. I offer Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, & Couples Counseling. In addition to these treatment modalities I also provide expressive art therapy with children, adolescents and adults upon request. I facilitate Supervision for Mental Health Counselors seeking licensure in the state of Florida.
It is my goal and priority to provide an environment that enhances growth and change within your life. I believe in assisting people in attaining resolution with their past and working towards a healthier present and future. Helping others grow through pain and attain a new healthy way of living is my personal and professional passion. I offer Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, & Couples Counseling. In addition to these treatment modalities I also provide expressive art therapy with children, adolescents and adults upon request. I facilitate Supervision for Mental Health Counselors seeking licensure in the state of Florida.
(941) 564-9973 View (941) 564-9973

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Number of Therapists in Sarasota County, FL

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Sarasota County, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Aetna
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Sarasota County, FL see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sarasota County?

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.