Therapists in Sebring, FL

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Barbara Moore, PhD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Sebring, FL 33876  (Online Only)
Welcome! Creating a safe environment is the first step toward meaningful change. I have been a psychotherapist for more than 20 years, and it has been my privilege to assist people in both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings. I have experience treating a broad range of disorders, and my specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and narcissism. I hold an MSSW from Columbia University and a PhD in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University. I did my clinical internship and postdoctoral work at Yale University School of Medicine. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches, including CBT, DBT, Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, and exposure therapies for PTSD. I respect and admire folks who want to grow and overcome their challenges. I hope I can be there to support you on that journey. We will talk about what you would like to achieve in therapy, and we will map out a way to get there.
Welcome! Creating a safe environment is the first step toward meaningful change. I have been a psychotherapist for more than 20 years, and it has been my privilege to assist people in both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings. I have experience treating a broad range of disorders, and my specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and narcissism. I hold an MSSW from Columbia University and a PhD in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University. I did my clinical internship and postdoctoral work at Yale University School of Medicine. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches, including CBT, DBT, Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, and exposure therapies for PTSD. I respect and admire folks who want to grow and overcome their challenges. I hope I can be there to support you on that journey. We will talk about what you would like to achieve in therapy, and we will map out a way to get there.
(863) 591-5930 View (863) 591-5930
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Chantelle Rhoden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Sebring, FL 33876
Finding balance with work, relationships, self-care, and managing everyday life can be difficult in today's fast paced society. We are often faced with hardships leaving us feeling off balanced, anxious, and sometimes depressed. My focus with clients is to support them where they are in that moment. I believe that through a client centered approach, you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming your current challenges.
Finding balance with work, relationships, self-care, and managing everyday life can be difficult in today's fast paced society. We are often faced with hardships leaving us feeling off balanced, anxious, and sometimes depressed. My focus with clients is to support them where they are in that moment. I believe that through a client centered approach, you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming your current challenges.
(863) 262-7478 View (863) 262-7478
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Eileen Kristina Counseling & Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sebring, FL 33872  (Online Only)
Whether you’re experiencing conflict in your relationship, challenges in your family, or are simply feeling unsettled within yourself, if you’re here right now it’s likely because you know that you want more than what you’re currently experiencing: more peace, more intimacy, more confidence, more fulfillment. You may have been searching for these things for a long time, but the beautiful thing is, you have everything you need to create the life you want already within you! You might just need some help to uncover it.
Whether you’re experiencing conflict in your relationship, challenges in your family, or are simply feeling unsettled within yourself, if you’re here right now it’s likely because you know that you want more than what you’re currently experiencing: more peace, more intimacy, more confidence, more fulfillment. You may have been searching for these things for a long time, but the beautiful thing is, you have everything you need to create the life you want already within you! You might just need some help to uncover it.
(863) 251-6356 View (863) 251-6356
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Bernadette Hansen
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, CAP
Verified
Sebring, FL 33870
I am a long time provider of professional counseling services in Highlands County, Florida. Ideal candidates are those with a willingness to overcome obstacles and grow through the therapeutic process. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Addictions Professional, and a National Certified Counselor. I thrive on helping others to improve the quality of their lives.
I am a long time provider of professional counseling services in Highlands County, Florida. Ideal candidates are those with a willingness to overcome obstacles and grow through the therapeutic process. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Addictions Professional, and a National Certified Counselor. I thrive on helping others to improve the quality of their lives.
(863) 804-6687 View (863) 804-6687
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Kamille Brockwell
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebring, FL 33870  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Kamille, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. The decision to start or restart therapy can feel really daunting and vulnerable. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma or just trying to develop a sense of peace, I strive to provide a safe and collaborative space to explore the root of your concerns and remind you of your innate power while also equipping you with skills to live the life you desire and deserve.
Hi there! My name is Kamille, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. The decision to start or restart therapy can feel really daunting and vulnerable. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma or just trying to develop a sense of peace, I strive to provide a safe and collaborative space to explore the root of your concerns and remind you of your innate power while also equipping you with skills to live the life you desire and deserve.
(863) 209-7394 View (863) 209-7394
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Hope Road Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Sebring, FL 33870
Hope Road Counseling was founded to be a safe place for healing and growth. Struggling to find answers? Know that counseling is often the right step toward a better life and the best version of you. Change can happen once we have a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Working together, we can explore any roadblocks that may be preventing you from living the life you desire. Call today for a free consultation.
Hope Road Counseling was founded to be a safe place for healing and growth. Struggling to find answers? Know that counseling is often the right step toward a better life and the best version of you. Change can happen once we have a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Working together, we can explore any roadblocks that may be preventing you from living the life you desire. Call today for a free consultation.
(863) 880-2822 View (863) 880-2822
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Gil Riordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAP, LMHC, MA
Verified
Sebring, FL 33870
I provide professional, experienced, caring Marriage&Family and Individual counseling in a safe and confidential setting. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional.
I provide professional, experienced, caring Marriage&Family and Individual counseling in a safe and confidential setting. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional.
(863) 216-5994 View (863) 216-5994
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Jennifer Colton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Sebring, FL 33870  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients for telehealth in Florida. I have been in the mental health field since 2007 and most of my experience is in the addiction field and with anxiety. I help clients to change negative thoughts and also patterns in their life keeping them stuck. I am also certified in EMDR which can be used to alleviate trauma and painful memories.
Now accepting new clients for telehealth in Florida. I have been in the mental health field since 2007 and most of my experience is in the addiction field and with anxiety. I help clients to change negative thoughts and also patterns in their life keeping them stuck. I am also certified in EMDR which can be used to alleviate trauma and painful memories.
(917) 746-6423 View (917) 746-6423
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Jill Ellen Scott
Counselor, LMHC, MS, MEd, MSEd, MA
Verified
Sebring, FL 33870
I am flexible to meet your needs in person and remotely. Feeling stressed, lost, and overwhelmed are common ways people experience and cope with difficulties. Sometimes we can all feel that there is nowhere to turn for support. Thankfully, finding great encouragement and understanding can quickly put us on a healthier path. I feel very fulfilled while helping others during a struggling time. I myself have learned that struggles can be temperary, and that there are ways to cope while extreme stress situations are underway. Gaining coping skills and improving ones mindset and approach can create a better outcome for ourselves
I am flexible to meet your needs in person and remotely. Feeling stressed, lost, and overwhelmed are common ways people experience and cope with difficulties. Sometimes we can all feel that there is nowhere to turn for support. Thankfully, finding great encouragement and understanding can quickly put us on a healthier path. I feel very fulfilled while helping others during a struggling time. I myself have learned that struggles can be temperary, and that there are ways to cope while extreme stress situations are underway. Gaining coping skills and improving ones mindset and approach can create a better outcome for ourselves
(863) 578-4129 View (863) 578-4129
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Evelyn DeJesus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Sebring, FL 33876
We are often met with situations in our lives where we may feel lost, depressed, confused or out of control. My focus with clients is to support their journey in finding the inner and outer gifts they possess so that individuals can embrace who they are at the given moment and be able to live their lives through self and soul. Using a client centered approach, clients can begin to discover and witness their ability to be resilient by learning how to navigate through their social, emotional, spiritual and cultural understanding of who they are.
We are often met with situations in our lives where we may feel lost, depressed, confused or out of control. My focus with clients is to support their journey in finding the inner and outer gifts they possess so that individuals can embrace who they are at the given moment and be able to live their lives through self and soul. Using a client centered approach, clients can begin to discover and witness their ability to be resilient by learning how to navigate through their social, emotional, spiritual and cultural understanding of who they are.
(863) 884-7327 View (863) 884-7327
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Leigh Coffey
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Sebring, FL 33870  (Online Only)
Social anxiety is bringing you down and limiting your life. You want solid friendships and maybe a romantic partner too, but anxiety gets in the way and you hide out instead. You see your peers connecting easily with others and feel alone and frustrated because for you, those relationships feel out of reach. How are you supposed to meet someone special when the idea of meeting in person has you shaky and nauseated? How are you supposed to make new friends when attempts at small talk leave you certain you sounded or looked stupid? And actually getting to know your neighbors and co-workers? At this point? Forget it.
Social anxiety is bringing you down and limiting your life. You want solid friendships and maybe a romantic partner too, but anxiety gets in the way and you hide out instead. You see your peers connecting easily with others and feel alone and frustrated because for you, those relationships feel out of reach. How are you supposed to meet someone special when the idea of meeting in person has you shaky and nauseated? How are you supposed to make new friends when attempts at small talk leave you certain you sounded or looked stupid? And actually getting to know your neighbors and co-workers? At this point? Forget it.
(828) 537-8587 View (828) 537-8587
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Dr. Judith Horvath
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Sebring, FL 33870
As a Board Certified Psychologist, I work closely with children, adolescents, adults, and their families, dealing with a challenging combination of psychiatric and/or neurological issues or crises. The services I offer include: comprehensive assessment (psychological and neuropsychological evaluation), psychotherapy and neurocognitive rehabilitation. I can help identify what hinders your success and develop an individualized, custom-tailored plan for you.
As a Board Certified Psychologist, I work closely with children, adolescents, adults, and their families, dealing with a challenging combination of psychiatric and/or neurological issues or crises. The services I offer include: comprehensive assessment (psychological and neuropsychological evaluation), psychotherapy and neurocognitive rehabilitation. I can help identify what hinders your success and develop an individualized, custom-tailored plan for you.
(772) 794-8505 View (772) 794-8505
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Lake Wales Christian Counseling LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, CAP, CMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebring, FL 33870
Our office opened in 2004 and our purpose is "to provide a safe environment in which to put past experiences into proper perspective, to work out solutions to current problems and to gain strength and tools to make positive choices for the future". I am authorized as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) by the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation: 49 CFR Part 40 to evaluate employees who have violated a DOT drug or alcohol regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. I also conducts drug and alcohol evaluations for DUI infractions
Our office opened in 2004 and our purpose is "to provide a safe environment in which to put past experiences into proper perspective, to work out solutions to current problems and to gain strength and tools to make positive choices for the future". I am authorized as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) by the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation: 49 CFR Part 40 to evaluate employees who have violated a DOT drug or alcohol regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. I also conducts drug and alcohol evaluations for DUI infractions
(863) 528-9100 View (863) 528-9100
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Dr. Judith Horvath
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebring, FL 33870
As a Board Certified psychologist, I work closely with children, adolescents, adults, and their families, dealing with a challenging combination of psychiatric and/or neurological issues or crises. The services offered include comprehensive assessment services (psychological and neuropsychological evaluation), psychotherapy, and neurocognitive rehabilitation. I will help identify what hinders your success and develop an individualized, custom-tailored plan for you. I will help you and your family understand you better and guide you as you overcome any fears you may have about beginning or staying in treatment. My job is to assist you so you can achieve your goals as smoothly as possible.
As a Board Certified psychologist, I work closely with children, adolescents, adults, and their families, dealing with a challenging combination of psychiatric and/or neurological issues or crises. The services offered include comprehensive assessment services (psychological and neuropsychological evaluation), psychotherapy, and neurocognitive rehabilitation. I will help identify what hinders your success and develop an individualized, custom-tailored plan for you. I will help you and your family understand you better and guide you as you overcome any fears you may have about beginning or staying in treatment. My job is to assist you so you can achieve your goals as smoothly as possible.
(772) 672-7089 View (772) 672-7089
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Daimary Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sebring, FL 33870  (Online Only)
Hello, thanks for stopping by and congratulations on taking this first step; as it is often a powerful journey towards healing. Have you been feeling stuck or like you've been searching for answers to questions you just cannot find the answers to? Do you find yourself in the same unhealthy relationship patterns where you are left feeling like there just needs to be more to life? I get excited about helping people find their personal path of growth, healing and self-discovery. Personal growth development is the single most important investment you can make to reach optimal wellness and I would love to join you in that journey
Hello, thanks for stopping by and congratulations on taking this first step; as it is often a powerful journey towards healing. Have you been feeling stuck or like you've been searching for answers to questions you just cannot find the answers to? Do you find yourself in the same unhealthy relationship patterns where you are left feeling like there just needs to be more to life? I get excited about helping people find their personal path of growth, healing and self-discovery. Personal growth development is the single most important investment you can make to reach optimal wellness and I would love to join you in that journey
(863) 656-0544 View (863) 656-0544
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Heather Stambaugh
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebring, FL 33870
Not accepting new clients
My caseload is currently full. Please check back later! Hello out there to my LGBTQIA+ family! I am eager to help you work on feeling self-acceptance and comfort in your identity, to help you sort through your unique coming out process, and to celebrate Queer JOY with you! My specialty is helping members of the LGBTQIA+ family (teens & adults) conquer the challenges of being Queer in Florida today. I am super-trained and experienced in therapies to help you heal from mental health issues like trauma, anxiety, and depression, too. If you're Trans and need referral letters for your transition steps, I can help with that as well!
My caseload is currently full. Please check back later! Hello out there to my LGBTQIA+ family! I am eager to help you work on feeling self-acceptance and comfort in your identity, to help you sort through your unique coming out process, and to celebrate Queer JOY with you! My specialty is helping members of the LGBTQIA+ family (teens & adults) conquer the challenges of being Queer in Florida today. I am super-trained and experienced in therapies to help you heal from mental health issues like trauma, anxiety, and depression, too. If you're Trans and need referral letters for your transition steps, I can help with that as well!
(863) 880-2858 View (863) 880-2858
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Rev. Dr. Sean Alexander
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CCC
Sebring, FL 33870
I specialize in biblically-based support for various concerns: 1) Enhancing communication 2) Managing finances 3) Navigating intimacy and relationships 4) Rebuilding trust after infidelity 5) Resolving marital conflicts 6) Blended family and in-law dynamics 7) Tackling career challenges, control issues, and avoidance 8) Addressing Parental Alienation Syndrome 9) Overcoming addictions - alcohol, drugs, and sex-related 10) Transforming self-righteous attitudes. Many clients face significant marriage challenges, some considering divorce. If you're stuck in conflict cycles, I'm here to guide your way out.
I specialize in biblically-based support for various concerns: 1) Enhancing communication 2) Managing finances 3) Navigating intimacy and relationships 4) Rebuilding trust after infidelity 5) Resolving marital conflicts 6) Blended family and in-law dynamics 7) Tackling career challenges, control issues, and avoidance 8) Addressing Parental Alienation Syndrome 9) Overcoming addictions - alcohol, drugs, and sex-related 10) Transforming self-righteous attitudes. Many clients face significant marriage challenges, some considering divorce. If you're stuck in conflict cycles, I'm here to guide your way out.
(863) 563-2429 View (863) 563-2429
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Jennifer Goodson
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sebring, FL 33872
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or major life changes? Maybe you're experiencing a lack of healthy boundaries in relationships or aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs, I am an experienced licensed mental health counselor who works with those struggling with relationship issues, grief, trauma, mood disorders, boundaries, anxiety, depression, and daily life struggles. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. Transformation and healing are obtained by developing a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and response
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or major life changes? Maybe you're experiencing a lack of healthy boundaries in relationships or aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs, I am an experienced licensed mental health counselor who works with those struggling with relationship issues, grief, trauma, mood disorders, boundaries, anxiety, depression, and daily life struggles. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. Transformation and healing are obtained by developing a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and response
(863) 592-8624 View (863) 592-8624

Online Therapists

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Noel Tola
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421
Research shows that people would rather experience physical pain than emotional pain. These tough times can make us feel hopeless, vulnerable and powerless. As we know, we cannot avoid life’s hurts that leave us with feelings of pain, guilt, anger and shame; however, we can learn from these emotions. Emotions influence our thinking processes, which can impact how we see the world around us. Therapy can help clear these barriers of uncertainty, which can prevent us from achieving our personal goals, getting that promotion, or achieving a healthy relationship.
Research shows that people would rather experience physical pain than emotional pain. These tough times can make us feel hopeless, vulnerable and powerless. As we know, we cannot avoid life’s hurts that leave us with feelings of pain, guilt, anger and shame; however, we can learn from these emotions. Emotions influence our thinking processes, which can impact how we see the world around us. Therapy can help clear these barriers of uncertainty, which can prevent us from achieving our personal goals, getting that promotion, or achieving a healthy relationship.
(561) 823-4920 View (561) 823-4920
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Nicole Angel
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Tampa, FL 33602
I am a passionate advocate for relationships, families and marriages. I work to provide trauma-informed services, high-quality solutions, and relationship mending. I also focus on social-emotional regulation concerns and addressing pressing issues to heal, support, and grow.
I am a passionate advocate for relationships, families and marriages. I work to provide trauma-informed services, high-quality solutions, and relationship mending. I also focus on social-emotional regulation concerns and addressing pressing issues to heal, support, and grow.
(813) 669-7476 View (813) 669-7476

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Number of Therapists in Sebring, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in Sebring, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
94% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Family Conflict
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
72% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sebring, FL see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sebring?

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.