Therapists in Summerland Key, FL

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Peaks and Valleys Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summerland Key, FL 33042
We are so grateful to be able to make a difference in the lives of others! We are psychotherapists assisting clients ages 13 years to 70+ clients. We work with clients from a strengths perspective, encouraging them become aware and curious of their thinking, behavior and actions to empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Now offering EMDR therapy, IFS/Parts Work inspired therapy and couples/marriage counseling.
We are so grateful to be able to make a difference in the lives of others! We are psychotherapists assisting clients ages 13 years to 70+ clients. We work with clients from a strengths perspective, encouraging them become aware and curious of their thinking, behavior and actions to empower them to improve the quality of their lives. Now offering EMDR therapy, IFS/Parts Work inspired therapy and couples/marriage counseling.
(786) 410-3553 View (786) 410-3553
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Brian Harris
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Summerland Key, FL 33042
Love can be experienced as a nebulous idea and practical feeling across a lifetime. Employed as a nursing assistant, opera singer, and first mate, Brian has appreciated and celebrated many people’s unique journeys. His ethical and sincere dedication to the overall wellbeing of each individual client is guaranteed. Your consideration is well appreciated. Typically, the people who benefit from therapeutic services are athletic, creative, and culturally diverse. We all have our insecurities and doubts. However, harnessing our resiliency and hope strengthens the bonds we form between ourselves and our loved ones.
Love can be experienced as a nebulous idea and practical feeling across a lifetime. Employed as a nursing assistant, opera singer, and first mate, Brian has appreciated and celebrated many people’s unique journeys. His ethical and sincere dedication to the overall wellbeing of each individual client is guaranteed. Your consideration is well appreciated. Typically, the people who benefit from therapeutic services are athletic, creative, and culturally diverse. We all have our insecurities and doubts. However, harnessing our resiliency and hope strengthens the bonds we form between ourselves and our loved ones.
(786) 807-8428 View (786) 807-8428
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Chermora Johnson
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Summerland Key, FL 33042
Hello, my name is Chermora Johnson, a Licensed Mental Health therapist. I have experience with adolescence, substance abuse, crisis, trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I have worked with various substance abuse and crisis intervention for several years. I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I used the following theoretical approach of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, motivational-interview, Gestalt, solution-focused, and WRAP approach.
Hello, my name is Chermora Johnson, a Licensed Mental Health therapist. I have experience with adolescence, substance abuse, crisis, trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I have worked with various substance abuse and crisis intervention for several years. I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I used the following theoretical approach of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, motivational-interview, Gestalt, solution-focused, and WRAP approach.
(904) 664-7383 View (904) 664-7383

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Lisa Matthews
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Hello! I’m Lisa Matthews, a licensed therapist (LMHC). I have been practicing as a mental health counselor for over 7 years. My focus areas of practice are depression, anxiety, and trauma. My approach in therapy is cognitive behavioral as well as client-centered. For those wanting to address issues on a short-term basis, I also utilize the solution-focused approach. I have a clinical yet conversational approach and I aim to spend much time in the beginning of therapy getting to know my clients and what is important to them within the process.
Hello! I’m Lisa Matthews, a licensed therapist (LMHC). I have been practicing as a mental health counselor for over 7 years. My focus areas of practice are depression, anxiety, and trauma. My approach in therapy is cognitive behavioral as well as client-centered. For those wanting to address issues on a short-term basis, I also utilize the solution-focused approach. I have a clinical yet conversational approach and I aim to spend much time in the beginning of therapy getting to know my clients and what is important to them within the process.
(786) 829-6761 View (786) 829-6761
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Arm's Open Counseling
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Little Torch Key, FL 33042  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or anxious? I believe mental health is about living in the present, healing the past and identifying and moving forward. I’m deeply committed to supporting the well-being of all my clients. Together, we will explore ways to improve relationships and to achieve your full life’s potential.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or anxious? I believe mental health is about living in the present, healing the past and identifying and moving forward. I’m deeply committed to supporting the well-being of all my clients. Together, we will explore ways to improve relationships and to achieve your full life’s potential.
(813) 285-4128 View (813) 285-4128
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Sarah Brawer
Counselor, MA, CAP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cudjoe Key, FL 33042
I have extensive experience working in the areas of trauma, addiction, and mental health. I am a certified as a Certified Addictions Professional and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am trained in EMDR and specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. I am the Coordinator of the Florida Keys Trauma Recovery Network. I work with adults, children and adolescents. Families and couples counseling are welcome.
I have extensive experience working in the areas of trauma, addiction, and mental health. I am a certified as a Certified Addictions Professional and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am trained in EMDR and specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. I am the Coordinator of the Florida Keys Trauma Recovery Network. I work with adults, children and adolescents. Families and couples counseling are welcome.
(305) 676-7214 View (305) 676-7214
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Erica M Folinsky (Theyshe)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CCMHIMP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Big Pine Key, FL 33043  (Online Only)
We live in a hectic and chaotic world. Sometimes the tools we have just stop cutting it. Everything is suddenly a struggle. You may have been to a bunch of therapists and it didn't work. You may never have been to therapy and you just want to figure out how to feel better. You’re not alone, you’re not “crazy”. I can help. I'm a non binary, queer, AuDHD clinician who practices from a sex positive, trauma informed perspective and comes with an impressive list of trainings and certifications, but more importantly, I'm a regular human who's here to connect with you on a genuine and authentic level.
We live in a hectic and chaotic world. Sometimes the tools we have just stop cutting it. Everything is suddenly a struggle. You may have been to a bunch of therapists and it didn't work. You may never have been to therapy and you just want to figure out how to feel better. You’re not alone, you’re not “crazy”. I can help. I'm a non binary, queer, AuDHD clinician who practices from a sex positive, trauma informed perspective and comes with an impressive list of trainings and certifications, but more importantly, I'm a regular human who's here to connect with you on a genuine and authentic level.
(323) 210-3673 View (323) 210-3673
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William Natale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040  (Online Only)
Hi. My name is Scott Natale, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2006. I am happy you are considering a more satisfying way of life. Believe me, it is my pleasure to help you do that.
Hi. My name is Scott Natale, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2006. I am happy you are considering a more satisfying way of life. Believe me, it is my pleasure to help you do that.
(305) 846-7933 View (305) 846-7933
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Santricoa Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
My name is Rico Nelson. I specialize in working with individuals and families that struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, addiction, and more. I am interested in building a positive and caring therapeutic rapport to ensure clients feel safe and supported. I help clients identify their issues and develop a treatment plan that has a person-centered focus, maximizes strengths, and promotes empowerment. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. I’m also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in Behavioral Health Case Management and our US Military.
My name is Rico Nelson. I specialize in working with individuals and families that struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, addiction, and more. I am interested in building a positive and caring therapeutic rapport to ensure clients feel safe and supported. I help clients identify their issues and develop a treatment plan that has a person-centered focus, maximizes strengths, and promotes empowerment. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. I’m also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in Behavioral Health Case Management and our US Military.
(904) 712-2709 View (904) 712-2709
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Jaime Kulaga
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, PC
Verified Verified
Big Pine Key, FL 33043  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Jaime Kulaga. I am licensed in mental health counseling and am a life coach. My focus is often cognitive behavioral based and positive focused. I help clients view the past as a learning lesson and stepping stone into the present and the creation of the future. I hold you accountable to the goals and dreams you have and together we overcome excuses, barriers, anxieties, fears and frustrations that it takes to get to the bigger life goal. My experience is in working with adults, teens, children and couples in a vast array of settings such as the private sector, military, outpatient and in community care.
My name is Dr. Jaime Kulaga. I am licensed in mental health counseling and am a life coach. My focus is often cognitive behavioral based and positive focused. I help clients view the past as a learning lesson and stepping stone into the present and the creation of the future. I hold you accountable to the goals and dreams you have and together we overcome excuses, barriers, anxieties, fears and frustrations that it takes to get to the bigger life goal. My experience is in working with adults, teens, children and couples in a vast array of settings such as the private sector, military, outpatient and in community care.
(727) 362-6754 View (727) 362-6754

Online Therapists

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Brittany Davrichachvili-Simo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Goulds, FL 33170
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working as a mental health counselor since 2015. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, NY and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education from Florida International University in Miami, FL. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, online and in schools. I have worked with people of all ages and seen people individually, in groups and couples. I have experience working with people who have suffered great hardships and significant trauma.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working as a mental health counselor since 2015. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, NY and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education from Florida International University in Miami, FL. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, online and in schools. I have worked with people of all ages and seen people individually, in groups and couples. I have experience working with people who have suffered great hardships and significant trauma.
(786) 882-7021 View (786) 882-7021
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Dante M Gasson
Pre-Licensed Professional, CRC, RMHCI, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33177
Greetings, thank you for your interest in therapy with me. As your therapist, I seek to identify, highlight and improve your innate abilities. It is my belief that all of life’s issues can be tackled by taking it one day at a time, one step at a time. Together we will develop a foundation of skills that will allow you to go from surviving to overcoming and thriving. My clinical background is in working with adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, and past traumatic experiences. I’ve been practicing in the field of counseling and providing other clinical services for over 7 years.
Greetings, thank you for your interest in therapy with me. As your therapist, I seek to identify, highlight and improve your innate abilities. It is my belief that all of life’s issues can be tackled by taking it one day at a time, one step at a time. Together we will develop a foundation of skills that will allow you to go from surviving to overcoming and thriving. My clinical background is in working with adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, and past traumatic experiences. I’ve been practicing in the field of counseling and providing other clinical services for over 7 years.
(407) 807-6106 View (407) 807-6106
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Moving Toward Agape, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33157
Moving Toward Agape, Inc. offers therapeutic services for children ages 6-18 and adults. Therapist specialties are couples counseling, counseling for teens, family counseling, treating depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, relationships issues, parenting, substance abuse, eating disorder, domestic violence and infidelity in marriage. We are a group practice, dedicated to helping individuals and families thrive. Please visit our website at movingtowardagape.com for more information, or call the office for a free consult.
Moving Toward Agape, Inc. offers therapeutic services for children ages 6-18 and adults. Therapist specialties are couples counseling, counseling for teens, family counseling, treating depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, relationships issues, parenting, substance abuse, eating disorder, domestic violence and infidelity in marriage. We are a group practice, dedicated to helping individuals and families thrive. Please visit our website at movingtowardagape.com for more information, or call the office for a free consult.
(813) 437-3253 View (813) 437-3253
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Jessica B. Dieppa
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, NCC
Verified Verified
18 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33186
The difficulties of life often cause stress, depression and anxiety and can lead to an imbalance of our emotional and, or, physical health. Do you feel lonely, depressed or rejected? Have you experienced trauma that has caused you emotional pain? Are you involved in a cycle of drug or alcohol abuse to perhaps attempt to alleviate these emotional symptoms? Or, do you have a loved one suffering from addiction and wish to learn how to cope and assist? I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Certified Addiction Professional, passionate about collaborating with my clients to discover healthy coping strategies for many of life’s challenges.
The difficulties of life often cause stress, depression and anxiety and can lead to an imbalance of our emotional and, or, physical health. Do you feel lonely, depressed or rejected? Have you experienced trauma that has caused you emotional pain? Are you involved in a cycle of drug or alcohol abuse to perhaps attempt to alleviate these emotional symptoms? Or, do you have a loved one suffering from addiction and wish to learn how to cope and assist? I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Certified Addiction Professional, passionate about collaborating with my clients to discover healthy coping strategies for many of life’s challenges.
(786) 410-4485 View (786) 410-4485
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Hany Urdaneta
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, QS, CST
Verified Verified
Pinecrest, FL 33156
My therapeutic services will guide you to a healthy life as well as a better sex life. Imagine waking up every day knowing that you are enjoying your life to the fullest. I can provide you with the tools to regain and maintain your daily wellness. If you are anxious, depressed, frustrated and/or are struggling with any stressors in life, allow me to guide you overcome your struggles. I can empower you to maximize and live a healthier life.
My therapeutic services will guide you to a healthy life as well as a better sex life. Imagine waking up every day knowing that you are enjoying your life to the fullest. I can provide you with the tools to regain and maintain your daily wellness. If you are anxious, depressed, frustrated and/or are struggling with any stressors in life, allow me to guide you overcome your struggles. I can empower you to maximize and live a healthier life.
(305) 842-2521 View (305) 842-2521
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Vitor de Souza
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34113
Are you seeking support navigating life's transitions as a young adult or emerging professional? Whether you're grappling with anxiety, stress, identity, career decisions, or relationship challenges, I'm here to provide a safe space for exploration and growth. I aim to empower you to overcome obstacles, discover your strengths, and live a life aligned with your values and aspirations. Having walked a similar path, I understand your challenges and am committed to guiding you toward healing and personal growth. Together, we'll explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences, uncovering strategies to enhance your well-being.
Are you seeking support navigating life's transitions as a young adult or emerging professional? Whether you're grappling with anxiety, stress, identity, career decisions, or relationship challenges, I'm here to provide a safe space for exploration and growth. I aim to empower you to overcome obstacles, discover your strengths, and live a life aligned with your values and aspirations. Having walked a similar path, I understand your challenges and am committed to guiding you toward healing and personal growth. Together, we'll explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences, uncovering strategies to enhance your well-being.
(239) 388-3841 View (239) 388-3841
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Alicia C. Medina Clinical Master Hypnotherapist
CHt,, MCH
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33176  (Online Only)
Some challenges where hypnotherapy can help: Anxiety Panic Attacks, Self Esteem, Self Confidence, Fears, Phobias, Grief, Insecurities, Relationship Issues, Traumas (PTSD), Forgiveness, Guilt, Negative Habits, Insomnia, OCD, Body Image, Anger, Addictions, Emotional Physical Abuse, IBS/CHRONS, Asperger's Autism, Exam nerves, Anti-Social Skills, Negative Thoughts.
Some challenges where hypnotherapy can help: Anxiety Panic Attacks, Self Esteem, Self Confidence, Fears, Phobias, Grief, Insecurities, Relationship Issues, Traumas (PTSD), Forgiveness, Guilt, Negative Habits, Insomnia, OCD, Body Image, Anger, Addictions, Emotional Physical Abuse, IBS/CHRONS, Asperger's Autism, Exam nerves, Anti-Social Skills, Negative Thoughts.
(786) 833-6050 View (786) 833-6050
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Louise Strano-Cashin
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33176  (Online Only)
What if you were able to remove mental blocks, self-doubt, get clear on how to achieve your goals, overcome trauma, and improve your relationships? What will that look and feel like? Take a moment to envision it. If you've been feeling like you are unable to catch a break, anxious or depressed, stressed out, emotionally defeated and exhausted - I am here to help. I specialize in individual and relationship counseling; with a focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. I am also able to address and explore many issues and concerns related to Mental Health and Wellness to provide you with an effective therapy experience.
What if you were able to remove mental blocks, self-doubt, get clear on how to achieve your goals, overcome trauma, and improve your relationships? What will that look and feel like? Take a moment to envision it. If you've been feeling like you are unable to catch a break, anxious or depressed, stressed out, emotionally defeated and exhausted - I am here to help. I specialize in individual and relationship counseling; with a focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. I am also able to address and explore many issues and concerns related to Mental Health and Wellness to provide you with an effective therapy experience.
(786) 983-6782 View (786) 983-6782
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Beatriz Norona
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33177  (Online Only)
Some of my clients started therapy hoping I would magically make them feel better. I can understand how one can feel this way. I tell my clients that therapists are not magicians. However, we have an areal view of the maze you are trying to get out of. The clinical term for this is a "web of constraints." With my guidance, you will find the way out of the maze. You hold the power in improving your mental health, but the great thing is that you will not walk alone.
Some of my clients started therapy hoping I would magically make them feel better. I can understand how one can feel this way. I tell my clients that therapists are not magicians. However, we have an areal view of the maze you are trying to get out of. The clinical term for this is a "web of constraints." With my guidance, you will find the way out of the maze. You hold the power in improving your mental health, but the great thing is that you will not walk alone.
(786) 661-3394 View (786) 661-3394
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Glory Ann Zapata
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cutler Bay, FL 33157
My name is Glory Ann Zapata and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Miami, Florida and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and diagnoses including depression, stress and anxiety, LGBTQ-related issues, trauma, schizophrenia spectrum disorder, homelessness, bipolar disorders, HIV and STD's, tobacco, substance and alcohol use, relationship issues, self-esteem, chronic pain and career counseling.
My name is Glory Ann Zapata and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Miami, Florida and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and diagnoses including depression, stress and anxiety, LGBTQ-related issues, trauma, schizophrenia spectrum disorder, homelessness, bipolar disorders, HIV and STD's, tobacco, substance and alcohol use, relationship issues, self-esteem, chronic pain and career counseling.
(786) 713-9762 View (786) 713-9762

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Therapists in Summerland Key, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Grief
67% Parenting

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100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Optum

How Therapists in Summerland Key, FL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

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67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Summerland Key?

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.