Therapists in Sunrise, FL

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Ann Marie Pumariega
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33351
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in Sunrise, FL and offering Telehealth services in FL as well. I have worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse since 2005 with various populations and settings. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, divorce, stress, relationship issues, and adjustment issues, among others, therapy is a supportive space for you to process your thoughts and feelings. Therapy can assist in your healing journey of self-actualization, personal growth, life balance, and work towards your individual needs and goals to help create peace and fulfillment in your life.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in Sunrise, FL and offering Telehealth services in FL as well. I have worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse since 2005 with various populations and settings. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, divorce, stress, relationship issues, and adjustment issues, among others, therapy is a supportive space for you to process your thoughts and feelings. Therapy can assist in your healing journey of self-actualization, personal growth, life balance, and work towards your individual needs and goals to help create peace and fulfillment in your life.
(954) 231-2166 View (954) 231-2166
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Child & Family Psychologists
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33323
Dr. Mitch Spero, a Licensed Psychologist, is the Director of Child and Family Psychologists in Plantation and Weston, Florida. He has been practicing in Broward County, Florida since 1983. His areas of specialization include: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Children of Divorce, Stepfamily Adjustment, Oppositional Behaviors (School/Home), Self-Esteem Elevation, Parenting Skills/Temper Control, Anger Management, and Treatment of Depression and Anxiety. He is also well respected for his Custody Evaluations, Immigration Evaluations, and Expert Testimony.
Dr. Mitch Spero, a Licensed Psychologist, is the Director of Child and Family Psychologists in Plantation and Weston, Florida. He has been practicing in Broward County, Florida since 1983. His areas of specialization include: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Children of Divorce, Stepfamily Adjustment, Oppositional Behaviors (School/Home), Self-Esteem Elevation, Parenting Skills/Temper Control, Anger Management, and Treatment of Depression and Anxiety. He is also well respected for his Custody Evaluations, Immigration Evaluations, and Expert Testimony.
(954) 687-0669 View (954) 687-0669
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Mitch Spero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunrise, FL 33323
Since 1983, Dr. Mitch Spero, Licensed Psychologist and Director of Child & Family Psychologists has developed a specialization in the treatment of emotional and behavioral problems of children and adolescents. As a Licensed Psychologist he has extensive experience in dealing with Children of Divorce, Custody Evaluations, Step-family Adjustment Issues, Emotionally Handicapped and Learning Disabled Children,and Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. His work with adults has focused on Marriage and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Individual Therapy for Depression and Anxiety. Dr. Spero is also a Certified and Court Appointed Family Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida.
Since 1983, Dr. Mitch Spero, Licensed Psychologist and Director of Child & Family Psychologists has developed a specialization in the treatment of emotional and behavioral problems of children and adolescents. As a Licensed Psychologist he has extensive experience in dealing with Children of Divorce, Custody Evaluations, Step-family Adjustment Issues, Emotionally Handicapped and Learning Disabled Children,and Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. His work with adults has focused on Marriage and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Individual Therapy for Depression and Anxiety. Dr. Spero is also a Certified and Court Appointed Family Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida.
(954) 587-7520 View (954) 587-7520
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Lifeguide Healing Services, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33322
I specialize in substance and mental health counseling, relationship and marital issues, delinquent youth and parenting skills, life coaching, case management services, individual counseling, and family therapy. I help my clients connect to resources in their community to promote better mental health, emotional awareness, biological health, and spirituality. My goal is to help clients gain more awareness by creating treatment plans, completing homework therapy assignments, and assessing mental health status through testing. What sets me apart is my perspective, approach, and commitment to all my clients.
I specialize in substance and mental health counseling, relationship and marital issues, delinquent youth and parenting skills, life coaching, case management services, individual counseling, and family therapy. I help my clients connect to resources in their community to promote better mental health, emotional awareness, biological health, and spirituality. My goal is to help clients gain more awareness by creating treatment plans, completing homework therapy assignments, and assessing mental health status through testing. What sets me apart is my perspective, approach, and commitment to all my clients.
(954) 800-2781 View (954) 800-2781
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Anxious Black Girls™
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33322  (Online Only)
I’m Deseray Wilson, Owner & Clinical Director of Anxious Black Girls. We're a Safe Space for Black Women & Girls who want to learn how to disrupt generational patterns that normalize stress, overworking, overthinking, staying in unhealthy relationships, & having a lack of self-empathy. Our clients come to us because the impact of staying in these spaces has caused increased anxiety and other mental health stressors. If you want change in your life and feel paralyzed by your anxiety, this is a space curated around your healing, we're happy to be a support to you.
I’m Deseray Wilson, Owner & Clinical Director of Anxious Black Girls. We're a Safe Space for Black Women & Girls who want to learn how to disrupt generational patterns that normalize stress, overworking, overthinking, staying in unhealthy relationships, & having a lack of self-empathy. Our clients come to us because the impact of staying in these spaces has caused increased anxiety and other mental health stressors. If you want change in your life and feel paralyzed by your anxiety, this is a space curated around your healing, we're happy to be a support to you.
(954) 231-0391 View (954) 231-0391
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Luis Otero Desantiago
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33322  (Online Only)
You may be experiencing anxiety or depression recently, and you are looking to get help before things fall apart in your life. You want to feel healthier, think more clearly, and reach your potential. You are interested in getting help for disturbing images, feelings. or thoughts that preoccupy your mind. We are here to help you with this.
You may be experiencing anxiety or depression recently, and you are looking to get help before things fall apart in your life. You want to feel healthier, think more clearly, and reach your potential. You are interested in getting help for disturbing images, feelings. or thoughts that preoccupy your mind. We are here to help you with this.
(954) 951-9820 View (954) 951-9820
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Jayme Fuentes
Counselor, LMHC, R-MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunrise, FL 33322  (Online Only)
It’s okay to feel stuck. We all dwell on our mistakes and difficulties. But it’s important to draw a line, beyond which we stop dwelling and begin acting to improve our emotional, mental, and physical health. Progress doesn’t always look the way we want it to and that’s okay. This is why we set goals for ourselves so when we reach those goals, we can look back or be still in the moment and see the progressions along the way. Making progress and being in a better space than we were is the goal. We know that change is hard and making minor progress elicits the change we want to see in ourselves.
It’s okay to feel stuck. We all dwell on our mistakes and difficulties. But it’s important to draw a line, beyond which we stop dwelling and begin acting to improve our emotional, mental, and physical health. Progress doesn’t always look the way we want it to and that’s okay. This is why we set goals for ourselves so when we reach those goals, we can look back or be still in the moment and see the progressions along the way. Making progress and being in a better space than we were is the goal. We know that change is hard and making minor progress elicits the change we want to see in ourselves.
(954) 280-8538 View (954) 280-8538
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Laurence Dayton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33323  (Online Only)
I am a licensed, board certified Clinical Psychologist with 35+ years of professional experience. I use cognitive, behavioral and psychodynamic techniques to help clients identify problems, find solutions to those problems and initiate necessary changes.
I am a licensed, board certified Clinical Psychologist with 35+ years of professional experience. I use cognitive, behavioral and psychodynamic techniques to help clients identify problems, find solutions to those problems and initiate necessary changes.
(954) 945-8378 View (954) 945-8378
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De'Bree Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunrise, FL 33351  (Online Only)
“I don’t need therapy!” Have you heard this before? Therapy can be thought-provoking, even when you’re not open to it. Being vulnerable to therapy can be unnerving and frightening. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment to allow my clients to be their authentic selves. I utilize different treatment approaches to meet each client's unique needs. My approach is integrative, flexible, and unique that will focus on the needs and goals of each individual. I have experience working with children, teens & adults. Everyone has the strength to find their voice and create an authentic life for themselves.
“I don’t need therapy!” Have you heard this before? Therapy can be thought-provoking, even when you’re not open to it. Being vulnerable to therapy can be unnerving and frightening. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment to allow my clients to be their authentic selves. I utilize different treatment approaches to meet each client's unique needs. My approach is integrative, flexible, and unique that will focus on the needs and goals of each individual. I have experience working with children, teens & adults. Everyone has the strength to find their voice and create an authentic life for themselves.
(954) 807-4594 View (954) 807-4594
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Anais Prada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33351
Pause. Breathe. Let’s air it out. I am a LCSW therapist with my Masters of Social Work from Florida International University. Over the past 5 years, I have helped adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, coping skills, and life transitions. I use a variety of treatment modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution- Focused Brief Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy.
Pause. Breathe. Let’s air it out. I am a LCSW therapist with my Masters of Social Work from Florida International University. Over the past 5 years, I have helped adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, coping skills, and life transitions. I use a variety of treatment modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution- Focused Brief Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy.
(954) 287-3815 View (954) 287-3815
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Laura Lyew from Heart Mind & Soul, LLC.
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33351  (Online Only)
Let us look on my role as your personal human GPS; you already have all the tools needed, you were born with it! Let me help you to maneuver through the turns of anxiety, depression, trauma/reaction to stress/daily life stressors, ways to increase self-worth, domestic violence, behavior concerns, and grief and loss. Every day is a new day, we can fall 99 times, but its how quickly we are able recover that makes the real difference. Let us ride these waves together!
Let us look on my role as your personal human GPS; you already have all the tools needed, you were born with it! Let me help you to maneuver through the turns of anxiety, depression, trauma/reaction to stress/daily life stressors, ways to increase self-worth, domestic violence, behavior concerns, and grief and loss. Every day is a new day, we can fall 99 times, but its how quickly we are able recover that makes the real difference. Let us ride these waves together!
(954) 504-9827 View (954) 504-9827
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Barbara Thomason
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MS
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33323  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
DIFFERENT THAN OLD FASHIONED THERAPY! Life is busy and at Concordium, we get that! Which is why our approach is different than traditional therapy sessions. At Concordium, we mix solution focused, with accountability coaching. This combination provides you assistance to help you with your challenges in a modern way, taking into account your busy life. Visit our website for further details on how we can assist you reach a state of Concordium, today! www.TheConcordium.com
DIFFERENT THAN OLD FASHIONED THERAPY! Life is busy and at Concordium, we get that! Which is why our approach is different than traditional therapy sessions. At Concordium, we mix solution focused, with accountability coaching. This combination provides you assistance to help you with your challenges in a modern way, taking into account your busy life. Visit our website for further details on how we can assist you reach a state of Concordium, today! www.TheConcordium.com
(754) 714-2569 View (754) 714-2569
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Laurie E. Philipson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33323  (Online Only)
Feeling stressed? You're not alone! Let's work together in helping you to become the BEST version of yourself! My name is Laurie Philipson, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been practicing for over 20 years and have been in private practice for 13 years.I have worked with clients dealing with a variety of issues , including divorce, anxiety, having children with disabilities (autism, adhd) and dealing with the stressors of day to day life. Additionally , as a Certified Family Mediator , I am experienced in assisting clients with family conflict..
Feeling stressed? You're not alone! Let's work together in helping you to become the BEST version of yourself! My name is Laurie Philipson, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been practicing for over 20 years and have been in private practice for 13 years.I have worked with clients dealing with a variety of issues , including divorce, anxiety, having children with disabilities (autism, adhd) and dealing with the stressors of day to day life. Additionally , as a Certified Family Mediator , I am experienced in assisting clients with family conflict..
(954) 719-7027 View (954) 719-7027
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Dr. Arthrine Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunrise, FL 33313  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Free Consultation! Easy! If you have been struggling and want a good therapist who is patient, understanding and knowledgeable, then I am the one for you. I have extensive experience working with adult and minor clients. I help Individuals (adults and minors), Couples, and Families learn the root causes of their problems, and come up with strategies to work through them. I work with issues such as communication, depression, anxiety, infidelity, infertility, self-esteem, parenting issues anger and trauma. My philosophy is that each client is unique and together we can work on living a life that you desire.
Accepting New Clients! Free Consultation! Easy! If you have been struggling and want a good therapist who is patient, understanding and knowledgeable, then I am the one for you. I have extensive experience working with adult and minor clients. I help Individuals (adults and minors), Couples, and Families learn the root causes of their problems, and come up with strategies to work through them. I work with issues such as communication, depression, anxiety, infidelity, infertility, self-esteem, parenting issues anger and trauma. My philosophy is that each client is unique and together we can work on living a life that you desire.
(954) 833-8923 View (954) 833-8923
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Kellyn M Garcia
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33323  (Online Only)
Are you not quite feeling like your best self? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, or just plain feeling overwhelmed? Struggling with that voice inside your head telling you that you’re not good enough? I can help provide you with the tools necessary to let go of that negative self-talk and start living a more balanced life. We will work together to uncover the underlying issues while also finding the tools that best work for you and your lifestyle.
Are you not quite feeling like your best self? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, or just plain feeling overwhelmed? Struggling with that voice inside your head telling you that you’re not good enough? I can help provide you with the tools necessary to let go of that negative self-talk and start living a more balanced life. We will work together to uncover the underlying issues while also finding the tools that best work for you and your lifestyle.
(786) 244-3998 View (786) 244-3998
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Evodie M Antoine-Predestin
PhD, LMHC, MPA
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33351
Are you looking for ways to improve your life and your relationships? Unresolved trauma affecting your marriage and intimate relationship? I want to help you to focus on solutions and connect to your strength in order to create new possibilities. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 26 years of experience working with children, adolescent, and adults providing individual, group, couple and family therapy. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, working with couples dealing with marital conflicts related to an unresolved history of trauma and infidelity.
Are you looking for ways to improve your life and your relationships? Unresolved trauma affecting your marriage and intimate relationship? I want to help you to focus on solutions and connect to your strength in order to create new possibilities. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 26 years of experience working with children, adolescent, and adults providing individual, group, couple and family therapy. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, working with couples dealing with marital conflicts related to an unresolved history of trauma and infidelity.
(754) 600-8880 View (754) 600-8880
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Isis Stephanie Daaga
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33351  (Online Only)
My name is Isis and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida with over 8 years of experience. I have worked professionally as a counselor, school counselor, and motivational therapist. I have worked with clients to navigate a wide range of challenges including anxiety, ADHD, relationship challenges, parenting and family issues, depression, and women's issues. I believe in an integrative approach to therapy. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach. I like to meet people where they're at with techniques that will be beneficial for them.
My name is Isis and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida with over 8 years of experience. I have worked professionally as a counselor, school counselor, and motivational therapist. I have worked with clients to navigate a wide range of challenges including anxiety, ADHD, relationship challenges, parenting and family issues, depression, and women's issues. I believe in an integrative approach to therapy. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach. I like to meet people where they're at with techniques that will be beneficial for them.
(954) 945-7465 View (954) 945-7465
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Chelsea Marder
Counselor, LMHC, MEd, CAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sunrise, FL 33323
You are one step closer to a new improved you, feeling empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. You can... Feel more passionate about life. Increase your hope, balance. Build better relationships. Live a quality, healthier life. Achieve new confidence. Improve your personal attributes. I can help you by providing you with the tools to create the life you want, feel happier and be the leader of your own life.
You are one step closer to a new improved you, feeling empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. You can... Feel more passionate about life. Increase your hope, balance. Build better relationships. Live a quality, healthier life. Achieve new confidence. Improve your personal attributes. I can help you by providing you with the tools to create the life you want, feel happier and be the leader of your own life.
(954) 903-4152 View (954) 903-4152
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Janet Denise Vargas
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33322  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone has the right to live the life they imagine for themselves. Each of us has a right to feel safe, respected, protected and loved. I have been a psychotherapist for the past twenty years. I chose this profession because I wanted to continue to grow and explore life to its fullest in a work environment that generates positivity. I have worked extensively with the HIV/AIDS community, engaged in comprehensive therapy with sexual abuse and trauma clients, along with a focus on work/life balance concerns. I focus on the client’s strengths, and goals, and explore one's thoughts, past experiences, and belief systems.
I believe that everyone has the right to live the life they imagine for themselves. Each of us has a right to feel safe, respected, protected and loved. I have been a psychotherapist for the past twenty years. I chose this profession because I wanted to continue to grow and explore life to its fullest in a work environment that generates positivity. I have worked extensively with the HIV/AIDS community, engaged in comprehensive therapy with sexual abuse and trauma clients, along with a focus on work/life balance concerns. I focus on the client’s strengths, and goals, and explore one's thoughts, past experiences, and belief systems.
(954) 466-2705 View (954) 466-2705
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Dr. Stephanie A Sarkodie
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunrise, FL 33351  (Online Only)
As a compassionate therapist, I provide a warm and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions freely. Together, we will work to unravel the root causes of your concerns, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience. Whether you're dealing with personal, emotional, or behavioral issues, I am dedicated to empowering you to lead a more fulfilling life. I am committed to guiding you towards healthier connections and lasting happiness. Take the first step towards positive change and emotional well-being. It takes great courage to seek help, and I'm here to support you on your journey towards healing.
As a compassionate therapist, I provide a warm and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions freely. Together, we will work to unravel the root causes of your concerns, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience. Whether you're dealing with personal, emotional, or behavioral issues, I am dedicated to empowering you to lead a more fulfilling life. I am committed to guiding you towards healthier connections and lasting happiness. Take the first step towards positive change and emotional well-being. It takes great courage to seek help, and I'm here to support you on your journey towards healing.
(954) 231-2695 View (954) 231-2695

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Sunrise, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Sunrise, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Family Conflict
65% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sunrise, FL see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Sunrise?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.