Therapists in Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL

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Jean McCutcheon Lifestyle Coach-Therapist
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Today's world presents challenges that can push many of us to our limits. Real, actionable tools are needed to help not only break through the obstacles that can prevent you from feeling good but also provide you with the desire and motivation to thrive. Transformation requires advanced personal growth, strengthening self-concepts, gaining confidence, and creating a workable vision for your future. By combining the positive benefits that both counseling and coaching provide, my integrative approach allows my clients to become empowered AND feel supported during the process of reaching their full potential.
Today's world presents challenges that can push many of us to our limits. Real, actionable tools are needed to help not only break through the obstacles that can prevent you from feeling good but also provide you with the desire and motivation to thrive. Transformation requires advanced personal growth, strengthening self-concepts, gaining confidence, and creating a workable vision for your future. By combining the positive benefits that both counseling and coaching provide, my integrative approach allows my clients to become empowered AND feel supported during the process of reaching their full potential.
(941) 344-5021 View (941) 344-5021
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Sisi Zhao
Counselor, LMHC , NCC, CRC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Hi! I’m Sisi Zhao, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor currently working out of Sarasota, Florida. My top priority is to always ensure your well-being and providing you with the necessary tools and resources to help achieve your goals. My approach to therapy is very person-centered, meaning that your needs always come first and that you are an equal partner in the planning of your care. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic health issues, substance abuse and ADHD.
Hi! I’m Sisi Zhao, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor currently working out of Sarasota, Florida. My top priority is to always ensure your well-being and providing you with the necessary tools and resources to help achieve your goals. My approach to therapy is very person-centered, meaning that your needs always come first and that you are an equal partner in the planning of your care. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic health issues, substance abuse and ADHD.
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Leigh O'Rourke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years. My practice consists primarily of individuals (adults and adolescents) dealing with depression, anxiety, loss and low self-esteem. I also work with couples and families struggling with relationship and transition issues.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years. My practice consists primarily of individuals (adults and adolescents) dealing with depression, anxiety, loss and low self-esteem. I also work with couples and families struggling with relationship and transition issues.
(941) 735-5959 View (941) 735-5959
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Jeffrey C Anglin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, CAP
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Approval seeking, bad relationships and addictions keep us from living out our true potential, but they're not the real problem. Many practitioners provide a long list of conditions, diagnoses and symptoms they treat. Frankly, I'm not all that interested in symptoms: I want to help you figure out why you've been using the same strategies for years and expecting different results. If you want to stop waking up every morning and hoping that somehow - today - your life is somehow going to be different, you've got to DO something different.
Approval seeking, bad relationships and addictions keep us from living out our true potential, but they're not the real problem. Many practitioners provide a long list of conditions, diagnoses and symptoms they treat. Frankly, I'm not all that interested in symptoms: I want to help you figure out why you've been using the same strategies for years and expecting different results. If you want to stop waking up every morning and hoping that somehow - today - your life is somehow going to be different, you've got to DO something different.
(941) 586-0929 View (941) 586-0929
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Davenport Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Welcome to Davenport Psychology, your trusted provider of evidence-based therapy in Sarasota and Venice, FL. Our experienced doctors of psychology are dedicated to helping you overcome mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, career stress, life transitions, and more. We also offer marriage counseling and individual therapy to help you achieve your goals and live life according to what matters to you.Our exceptional services have earned us the title of Best Psychologist in Venice, FL for 2021. When you call us, a licensed psychologist will either answer or return your call within 24 hours.
Welcome to Davenport Psychology, your trusted provider of evidence-based therapy in Sarasota and Venice, FL. Our experienced doctors of psychology are dedicated to helping you overcome mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, career stress, life transitions, and more. We also offer marriage counseling and individual therapy to help you achieve your goals and live life according to what matters to you.Our exceptional services have earned us the title of Best Psychologist in Venice, FL for 2021. When you call us, a licensed psychologist will either answer or return your call within 24 hours.
(941) 702-2457 View (941) 702-2457
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Malinda Isaacs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Dr. Isaacs is a Psychologist with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS). She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She has experience treating a wide range of psychological disorders with a passionate focus on eating disorders. She specializes in general psychotherapy and assessment services for adolescents and adults; eating disorders; pre-surgical bariatric psychological evaluations and follow-ups. Dr. Isaacs values providing an atmosphere of support, empathy, and trust so clients can explore the challenges they face and discover the strengths they can use for positive change.
Dr. Isaacs is a Psychologist with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS). She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She has experience treating a wide range of psychological disorders with a passionate focus on eating disorders. She specializes in general psychotherapy and assessment services for adolescents and adults; eating disorders; pre-surgical bariatric psychological evaluations and follow-ups. Dr. Isaacs values providing an atmosphere of support, empathy, and trust so clients can explore the challenges they face and discover the strengths they can use for positive change.
(941) 254-2834 View (941) 254-2834
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Audrey Oxenhorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laurel Park, 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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Family Tree Behavioral Care, LLC
PhD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D), I provide applied behavior analysis services with an emphasis on functional analyses and function-based treatments to all ages. I specialize in treating problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, property destruction, pica, tantrums, elopement, noncompliance). I also provide skill development (e.g., social, communication, play, academic, vocational, and daily living skills). I work with all abilities and disabilities, including gifted children who struggle with social and communication skills and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities. I provide extensive caregiver training and home services.
As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D), I provide applied behavior analysis services with an emphasis on functional analyses and function-based treatments to all ages. I specialize in treating problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, property destruction, pica, tantrums, elopement, noncompliance). I also provide skill development (e.g., social, communication, play, academic, vocational, and daily living skills). I work with all abilities and disabilities, including gifted children who struggle with social and communication skills and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities. I provide extensive caregiver training and home services.
(941) 404-3721 View (941) 404-3721
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Tanya A Barkley-Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
I have over 25 years of social work practice and experience working within government agencies, non- profit organizations, and in a private practice setting. I work with individuals, couples, and families to support them in identifying challenges and setting goals to design the life they desire.
I have over 25 years of social work practice and experience working within government agencies, non- profit organizations, and in a private practice setting. I work with individuals, couples, and families to support them in identifying challenges and setting goals to design the life they desire.
(941) 260-1921 View (941) 260-1921
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Cari Tingen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Fear of the unknown can be scary and overwhelming ,Being able to adapt to the new world changes and life transitions can be very challenging. I can empower you and help you develop new skills and self-confidence in these uncertain times.
Fear of the unknown can be scary and overwhelming ,Being able to adapt to the new world changes and life transitions can be very challenging. I can empower you and help you develop new skills and self-confidence in these uncertain times.
(941) 229-7657 View (941) 229-7657
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O2 Recovery Support Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, NCRC-I, NCIP, CAC, ICRC-AD
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
If you or your loved one has a problem with drugs, alcohol, or another addiction, I can help. Because no two individuals are alike, I offer a wide array of recovery support services, such as Intensive Out-Patient, Recovery Coaching (sober coach), Intervention, Recovery Companion (sober companion), Safe Transport, Drug/Alcohol Testing, and Case Management. I can help you or your loved one break free from a destructive cycle and rebuild a healthy lifestyle.
If you or your loved one has a problem with drugs, alcohol, or another addiction, I can help. Because no two individuals are alike, I offer a wide array of recovery support services, such as Intensive Out-Patient, Recovery Coaching (sober coach), Intervention, Recovery Companion (sober companion), Safe Transport, Drug/Alcohol Testing, and Case Management. I can help you or your loved one break free from a destructive cycle and rebuild a healthy lifestyle.
(941) 254-2961 View (941) 254-2961
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Lauren Gavron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Dr. Gavron performs neuropsychological testing for adults with such conditions as dementia, vascular disorders, movement disorders and other neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, learning disabilities, neuropsychiatric disorders, infectious disease affecting the CNS, neurodevelopmental disorders, metabolic disease and neurological effects of medical disorders or treatment. She also conducts attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) evaluations in the pediatric and adult populations and provides individual cognitive training and rehabilitation.
Dr. Gavron performs neuropsychological testing for adults with such conditions as dementia, vascular disorders, movement disorders and other neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, learning disabilities, neuropsychiatric disorders, infectious disease affecting the CNS, neurodevelopmental disorders, metabolic disease and neurological effects of medical disorders or treatment. She also conducts attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) evaluations in the pediatric and adult populations and provides individual cognitive training and rehabilitation.
(941) 213-7358 View (941) 213-7358
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Hilary Hall
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Not accepting new clients
SO MANY CHOICES LOOKING FOR A THERAPIST. IT CAN FEEL OVERWHELMING! HOW DO YOU DECIDE? First, look for a well trained therapist with a minimum of 10 years of experience. Second, find a therapist who has graduated from an advanced training institute after their graduate program. Third, find someone who has high professional and ethical standards. Fourth, find a therapist who has a warm and comfortable office environment. Fifth, talk to the person on the phone for a few minutes to get a "feel" for their personal "style" and answer your questions.
SO MANY CHOICES LOOKING FOR A THERAPIST. IT CAN FEEL OVERWHELMING! HOW DO YOU DECIDE? First, look for a well trained therapist with a minimum of 10 years of experience. Second, find a therapist who has graduated from an advanced training institute after their graduate program. Third, find someone who has high professional and ethical standards. Fourth, find a therapist who has a warm and comfortable office environment. Fifth, talk to the person on the phone for a few minutes to get a "feel" for their personal "style" and answer your questions.
(941) 203-3396 x2 View (941) 203-3396 x2
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Danielle Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, PhD
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, 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
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Mary G Davenport
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel Park, 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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Stephanie Strahlman
Counselor, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Looking for an experienced and helpful child therapist? If you are wrestling with family power struggles, postpartum depression, disruptive behavior at school; or seeing your child consumed with excessive worry, eating problems, fearfulness, or sadness; I can help you imagine a more joyful, fulfilling and less stressful family life. I am a licensed counselor specializing in early childhood and parent-child relationships. As a Registered Play Therapist, my specialties include Trauma, Adoption, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Parent/Child Relationships, Sibling Rivalry, Body Image, Death, Divorce/Blended Families, Self-Esteem,& School Issues.
Looking for an experienced and helpful child therapist? If you are wrestling with family power struggles, postpartum depression, disruptive behavior at school; or seeing your child consumed with excessive worry, eating problems, fearfulness, or sadness; I can help you imagine a more joyful, fulfilling and less stressful family life. I am a licensed counselor specializing in early childhood and parent-child relationships. As a Registered Play Therapist, my specialties include Trauma, Adoption, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Parent/Child Relationships, Sibling Rivalry, Body Image, Death, Divorce/Blended Families, Self-Esteem,& School Issues.
(941) 300-0244 View (941) 300-0244
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Linda McGee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, CPLC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Relationships, careers, and retirement dreams cannot thrive when you are hurting. I work with adults, both individuals and couples, to treat grief, anxiety, depression and difficult life transitions (retirement, divorce, relocation, illness, end-of-life issues), as well as communication and sexual functioning. Some clients are anxious to free themselves from nagging issues of the past, while others struggle to discern the best path for their future. I support couples who want to increase intimacy, and I help couples who have already decided to separate to do so as respectfully as possible.
Relationships, careers, and retirement dreams cannot thrive when you are hurting. I work with adults, both individuals and couples, to treat grief, anxiety, depression and difficult life transitions (retirement, divorce, relocation, illness, end-of-life issues), as well as communication and sexual functioning. Some clients are anxious to free themselves from nagging issues of the past, while others struggle to discern the best path for their future. I support couples who want to increase intimacy, and I help couples who have already decided to separate to do so as respectfully as possible.
(704) 369-9403 View (704) 369-9403
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Integral Path Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
Our practice helps individuals to cope with stress, conflict, crisis and trauma in different ways. We help you to create your own path; helping you to improve your overall mental and physical health so that you may find peace and purpose in life.
Our practice helps individuals to cope with stress, conflict, crisis and trauma in different ways. We help you to create your own path; helping you to improve your overall mental and physical health so that you may find peace and purpose in life.
(941) 214-4942 View (941) 214-4942
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Nesreen Alsoraimi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34230  (Online Only)
At the core of healing and growth is a solid and caring relationship with oneself and others. I aim to foster this while addressing your specific needs. I honor each individual I meet with and take a uniquely tailored and collaborative approach to therapy. Pursuing your goals with creativity, compassion and humor can help make the "work" of therapy flow more naturally and comfortably. I can help you gain insight in addressing various aspects of your individualized healing process holistically, which may include expressive art therapy, nature therapy, relational-cultural therapy as well as more traditional approaches.
At the core of healing and growth is a solid and caring relationship with oneself and others. I aim to foster this while addressing your specific needs. I honor each individual I meet with and take a uniquely tailored and collaborative approach to therapy. Pursuing your goals with creativity, compassion and humor can help make the "work" of therapy flow more naturally and comfortably. I can help you gain insight in addressing various aspects of your individualized healing process holistically, which may include expressive art therapy, nature therapy, relational-cultural therapy as well as more traditional approaches.
(858) 212-0929 View (858) 212-0929
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Dr. Charles R. Davenport, Licensed Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL 34236
I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to help you find ways to understand and change issues that may seem stressful, overwhelming, or even hopeless. It is important for the therapy process to be a collaboration where we work together to explore what is causing unhappiness or discomfort in your life. If you are ready to explore, and grow in a safe and supportive environment, call today for a confidential consultation: 941-321-1971 or visit: www.drcharlesdavenport.com. Interested in Psychology in the News? Visit my news Blog: http://drcharlesdavenport.com/wordpress/
I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to help you find ways to understand and change issues that may seem stressful, overwhelming, or even hopeless. It is important for the therapy process to be a collaboration where we work together to explore what is causing unhappiness or discomfort in your life. If you are ready to explore, and grow in a safe and supportive environment, call today for a confidential consultation: 941-321-1971 or visit: www.drcharlesdavenport.com. Interested in Psychology in the News? Visit my news Blog: http://drcharlesdavenport.com/wordpress/
(941) 321-1971 View (941) 321-1971

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Number of Therapists in Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Laurel Park, Sarasota, FL who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
82% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
63% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna
62% Optum

How Therapists in Laurel Park, Sarasota, 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 Laurel Park, 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.