Therapists in Tallahassee, FL

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Ester Buchnik
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RMFTI
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and exhausted? Do you feel stuck in patterns that keep repeating, allowing you not to move forward? Are you drained because of disagreements and not able to be heard? Are you interested in healing problems with your behaviors? Combat issues like self-sabotage & allow you to learn how to react and respond to individuals in your family, community, & work environments. The ideal client comes to therapy, is consistent, and is ready to do the work and heavy lifting. A person who understands how important it is to process areas in their life that are no longer healthy and need to be addressed.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and exhausted? Do you feel stuck in patterns that keep repeating, allowing you not to move forward? Are you drained because of disagreements and not able to be heard? Are you interested in healing problems with your behaviors? Combat issues like self-sabotage & allow you to learn how to react and respond to individuals in your family, community, & work environments. The ideal client comes to therapy, is consistent, and is ready to do the work and heavy lifting. A person who understands how important it is to process areas in their life that are no longer healthy and need to be addressed.
(561) 253-9936 View (561) 253-9936
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Trauma Healing Collective
LMHC, LCSW, LMT, TTT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Welcome to the Trauma Healing Collective. If you are looking for holistic support in healing from trauma, you’ve come to the right place. We are a collective of healing practitioners committed to working together to help those impacted by trauma. We believe in the importance of integrating body, mind, and spirit in order to heal trauma. We offer therapy options for everyone, no matter your age, background, sexual orientation or identity.
Welcome to the Trauma Healing Collective. If you are looking for holistic support in healing from trauma, you’ve come to the right place. We are a collective of healing practitioners committed to working together to help those impacted by trauma. We believe in the importance of integrating body, mind, and spirit in order to heal trauma. We offer therapy options for everyone, no matter your age, background, sexual orientation or identity.
(850) 468-2728 View (850) 468-2728
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Terry Abell
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CIS
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32303
I've had over 20 years of experience in the field, working with many issues including a variety of sexual issues, abuse, crisis intervention, anxiety, depression and anger. I work with both youth and adults.
I've had over 20 years of experience in the field, working with many issues including a variety of sexual issues, abuse, crisis intervention, anxiety, depression and anger. I work with both youth and adults.
(850) 792-6882 View (850) 792-6882
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Jessica Valencia
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32312
My ideal client is seeking a therapist who can provide trauma-informed support, help them manage their anxiety and depression, and guide them on their journey towards healing and self-empowerment. They want a therapist who can offer validation, understanding, and practical tools to navigate the complexities of their trauma and mental health challenges. Their ultimate desire is to regain a sense of control, resilience, and fulfillment in their life.
My ideal client is seeking a therapist who can provide trauma-informed support, help them manage their anxiety and depression, and guide them on their journey towards healing and self-empowerment. They want a therapist who can offer validation, understanding, and practical tools to navigate the complexities of their trauma and mental health challenges. Their ultimate desire is to regain a sense of control, resilience, and fulfillment in their life.
(850) 754-9361 View (850) 754-9361
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Angela Blount
LMHC
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Are your feelings often invalidated by the people you love? Are you frustrated with dismissive responses, feeling disregarded, unseen, and unheard? Are you aiming to make everyone happy but feel your best efforts fall short of their expectations? Do you feel you need to be doing more despite achieving what others may deem as success? If you struggle with putting others' needs before your own, communicating your feelings and emotions authentically, and constantly feeling like you're not doing enough - you're in the right place.
Are your feelings often invalidated by the people you love? Are you frustrated with dismissive responses, feeling disregarded, unseen, and unheard? Are you aiming to make everyone happy but feel your best efforts fall short of their expectations? Do you feel you need to be doing more despite achieving what others may deem as success? If you struggle with putting others' needs before your own, communicating your feelings and emotions authentically, and constantly feeling like you're not doing enough - you're in the right place.
(850) 304-0335 View (850) 304-0335
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Adrienne Capeless
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, CPT, CF-L2, CNC, DD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32303
We need more options to process trauma, grief and loss. If this resonates with you, I may be able to help! After a trauma or the death of a loved one, pet or loss of a relationship, we can feel lost, alone, and disconnected from our body. At Talk Lift Heal, my goal is to give you a safe space to process feelings while also offering somatic approaches and techniques. Therapeutic and somatic movement can look different for everyone, my specialty is within strength training and weightlifting. You deserve to feel connected to your body, release stored emotions/body tension, and to feel strong again!
We need more options to process trauma, grief and loss. If this resonates with you, I may be able to help! After a trauma or the death of a loved one, pet or loss of a relationship, we can feel lost, alone, and disconnected from our body. At Talk Lift Heal, my goal is to give you a safe space to process feelings while also offering somatic approaches and techniques. Therapeutic and somatic movement can look different for everyone, my specialty is within strength training and weightlifting. You deserve to feel connected to your body, release stored emotions/body tension, and to feel strong again!
(850) 900-2214 View (850) 900-2214
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Emily Lenk (Damron Counseling)
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking to move forward with confidence and find inner peace, welcome; you have come to the right place. Anxiety and trauma can often hold us back, or make us question our potential. I want to help you recognize your true self by overcoming your past experiences and fears. I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults and believe that no matter what brings you to therapy, you deserve compassion and a nonjudgemental environment.
If you are looking to move forward with confidence and find inner peace, welcome; you have come to the right place. Anxiety and trauma can often hold us back, or make us question our potential. I want to help you recognize your true self by overcoming your past experiences and fears. I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults and believe that no matter what brings you to therapy, you deserve compassion and a nonjudgemental environment.
(850) 779-9242 View (850) 779-9242
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Ashley Sonnone
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Waitlist for new clients
Our thoughts, emotions, and sensations aren't just experienced in our minds; they are experienced in our bodies. When we become disconnected from our emotions and sensations due to things like stress, trauma, or shame, it can leave us feeling "stuck" and unable to truly thrive. The weight of our past experiences can make it difficult to move forward in life. I help clients strengthen their mind-body connection and tap into their own inner knowing to facilitate meaningful change and healing.
Our thoughts, emotions, and sensations aren't just experienced in our minds; they are experienced in our bodies. When we become disconnected from our emotions and sensations due to things like stress, trauma, or shame, it can leave us feeling "stuck" and unable to truly thrive. The weight of our past experiences can make it difficult to move forward in life. I help clients strengthen their mind-body connection and tap into their own inner knowing to facilitate meaningful change and healing.
(850) 750-5036 View (850) 750-5036
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Dr. Nari Jeter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32308
I want you to feel healthy and confident in approaching the many challenges in life. Whether it be to overcome a minor stress or major crisis, or you are just looking to make a change in your life, therapy is intended to provide the safe environment to "try on" new ways of doing things. No issue is too big or too small, and any individual, couple, or family seeking help is welcome. I specialize in couples therapy (premarital, marital, conflict/communication issues, separation/divorce, infidelity) and working with individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression.
I want you to feel healthy and confident in approaching the many challenges in life. Whether it be to overcome a minor stress or major crisis, or you are just looking to make a change in your life, therapy is intended to provide the safe environment to "try on" new ways of doing things. No issue is too big or too small, and any individual, couple, or family seeking help is welcome. I specialize in couples therapy (premarital, marital, conflict/communication issues, separation/divorce, infidelity) and working with individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression.
(850) 378-3211 View (850) 378-3211
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Ashley Pickard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with individuals who are looking to do deep inner work & who have been to traditional therapy before, but have come to an impasse. For those clients who have talked it all out, but continue to suffer, I offer an alternative approach. Many individuals whom I have had the privilege to walk with on their healing journey were facing things like depression, anxiety, life transitions, chronic pain, parenting difficulties & trauma. I am trained in EMDR, TRE & use these with clients as part of a wholistic approach. My intent is to provide a safe and non-threatening space to explore and release difficult histories.
I specialize in working with individuals who are looking to do deep inner work & who have been to traditional therapy before, but have come to an impasse. For those clients who have talked it all out, but continue to suffer, I offer an alternative approach. Many individuals whom I have had the privilege to walk with on their healing journey were facing things like depression, anxiety, life transitions, chronic pain, parenting difficulties & trauma. I am trained in EMDR, TRE & use these with clients as part of a wholistic approach. My intent is to provide a safe and non-threatening space to explore and release difficult histories.
(850) 790-4226 View (850) 790-4226
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Danica Lehmann
Counselor
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32301  (Online Only)
Hi there. I’m Danica. Have you struggled to trust others throughout your life because something always seems to go wrong in relationships, leaving you feeling hurt, betrayed, or psychologically/emotionally drained? Is it hard to see your way to stable happiness without feeling like the other shoe will drop? Feeling fearful of relationships, lonely, anxious and depressed while others seem to be living their lives with little effort can be disheartening.
Hi there. I’m Danica. Have you struggled to trust others throughout your life because something always seems to go wrong in relationships, leaving you feeling hurt, betrayed, or psychologically/emotionally drained? Is it hard to see your way to stable happiness without feeling like the other shoe will drop? Feeling fearful of relationships, lonely, anxious and depressed while others seem to be living their lives with little effort can be disheartening.
(850) 820-9174 View (850) 820-9174
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Erika Cooley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32308
As a clinician, I strongly believe that each individual is their own expert. When things become complicated, it is often hard to put ourselves in the driver’s seat and take control. Through practice, I hope to help you find that strength within to overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges. My interest in mental health peaked after college, when I worked with a therapeutic recreational program for children. Witnessing others find and develop their own strengths, I saw how empowering this can be, motivating me to continue to be an agent for change.
As a clinician, I strongly believe that each individual is their own expert. When things become complicated, it is often hard to put ourselves in the driver’s seat and take control. Through practice, I hope to help you find that strength within to overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges. My interest in mental health peaked after college, when I worked with a therapeutic recreational program for children. Witnessing others find and develop their own strengths, I saw how empowering this can be, motivating me to continue to be an agent for change.
(850) 612-8398 View (850) 612-8398
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A’Laina Newbold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32301  (Online Only)
Are you ready to feel seen, understood and validated?! As a Minority Woman and Black Female Therapist, I understand the complexities of life that my clients face. As such, I am passionate about creating safe spaces which allows clients to unpack life in a nonjudgmental space. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. In addition to providing Mental Health Therapy, and Mental Wellness Coaching, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am dedicated to destigmatizing the myth of mental illnesses and seeking therapy in communities of color, while creating the opportunity for open dialogue.
Are you ready to feel seen, understood and validated?! As a Minority Woman and Black Female Therapist, I understand the complexities of life that my clients face. As such, I am passionate about creating safe spaces which allows clients to unpack life in a nonjudgmental space. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. In addition to providing Mental Health Therapy, and Mental Wellness Coaching, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am dedicated to destigmatizing the myth of mental illnesses and seeking therapy in communities of color, while creating the opportunity for open dialogue.
(850) 601-9184 View (850) 601-9184
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Lorin Brand
Counselor, MS, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Therapy should provide a safe, nonjudgmental relationship through which to explore those parts of you that may make you feel ashamed or afraid, to develop meaningful insights, and to discover your strengths. I have extensive experience working with people seeking to overcome traumatic life events - sexual violations, abuse, neglect, extreme acts of violence - but have found that, in the end, it can sometimes be the seemingly small, overlooked wounds that take longest to heal. No matter how stuck and hopeless you may feel, you have the power to take control and embrace the person you'd like to be.
Therapy should provide a safe, nonjudgmental relationship through which to explore those parts of you that may make you feel ashamed or afraid, to develop meaningful insights, and to discover your strengths. I have extensive experience working with people seeking to overcome traumatic life events - sexual violations, abuse, neglect, extreme acts of violence - but have found that, in the end, it can sometimes be the seemingly small, overlooked wounds that take longest to heal. No matter how stuck and hopeless you may feel, you have the power to take control and embrace the person you'd like to be.
(850) 308-5429 View (850) 308-5429
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Jenna Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32303
I am glad you are here! I have both a master's and doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), and have been practicing for 15 years. I focus on building collaborative relationships with individuals, couples, and families. We all possess the necessary strengths to change. My role as a therapist is to draw out existing strengths and resources to help clients reach their full potential. My personal values are authenticity, connection, reliability and open-mindedness.
I am glad you are here! I have both a master's and doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), and have been practicing for 15 years. I focus on building collaborative relationships with individuals, couples, and families. We all possess the necessary strengths to change. My role as a therapist is to draw out existing strengths and resources to help clients reach their full potential. My personal values are authenticity, connection, reliability and open-mindedness.
(850) 929-5017 View (850) 929-5017
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Terance E Keenan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Not accepting new clients
Gulf Wind Counseling was founded with a vision of providing high-quality psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults regardless of socio-economic background. We develop treatment strategies based on the specific needs of clients using evidence-based therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Typical challenges we can help with include depression, anxiety, anger, opposition, defiance, family conflict, couples conflict, school refusal, blended families, manic behavior, grief, trauma and substance misuse.
Gulf Wind Counseling was founded with a vision of providing high-quality psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults regardless of socio-economic background. We develop treatment strategies based on the specific needs of clients using evidence-based therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Typical challenges we can help with include depression, anxiety, anger, opposition, defiance, family conflict, couples conflict, school refusal, blended families, manic behavior, grief, trauma and substance misuse.
(850) 749-5106 View (850) 749-5106
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Patsy Shealy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32310  (Online Only)
Trauma informs how we relate in the world and can be complex, confusing, and painful with multiple layers. Coping or trying to cope with trauma is challenging, interfering with what most consider "normal life activities." Its hard to explain to others who do not understand and who have never experienced something that "rocked" their world in a disturbing, sometimes literally life threatening way. When there has been any degree of trauma, what was is no longer and what is frightens, disorients us. Behaviors, thinking, feelings change in the shadow of trauma. There is help available and you are not alone. Recovery is possible.
Trauma informs how we relate in the world and can be complex, confusing, and painful with multiple layers. Coping or trying to cope with trauma is challenging, interfering with what most consider "normal life activities." Its hard to explain to others who do not understand and who have never experienced something that "rocked" their world in a disturbing, sometimes literally life threatening way. When there has been any degree of trauma, what was is no longer and what is frightens, disorients us. Behaviors, thinking, feelings change in the shadow of trauma. There is help available and you are not alone. Recovery is possible.
(831) 226-7933 View (831) 226-7933
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David Steingart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32308
I believe that every person, regardless of what psychological issues they are dealing with, has the potential and ability to work through their struggles, when given the tools to do so. I utilize the recovery model approach that supports a hopeful and non-judgement understanding of an individual’s challenges. I believe that a person should never feel defined by their mental health issues, and that change is ALWAYS possible. I help people find solutions by using appropriate therapeutic tools, and by building on individual strengths.
I believe that every person, regardless of what psychological issues they are dealing with, has the potential and ability to work through their struggles, when given the tools to do so. I utilize the recovery model approach that supports a hopeful and non-judgement understanding of an individual’s challenges. I believe that a person should never feel defined by their mental health issues, and that change is ALWAYS possible. I help people find solutions by using appropriate therapeutic tools, and by building on individual strengths.
(850) 846-7923 View (850) 846-7923
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LeMae DeVane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Gulf Wind Counseling was founded with a vision of providing high-quality psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults regardless of socio-economic background. We develop treatment strategies based on the specific needs of clients using evidence-based therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Typical challenges we can help with include depression, anxiety, anger, opposition, defiance, family conflict, couples conflict, school refusal, blended families, manic behavior, grief, trauma and substance misuse.
Gulf Wind Counseling was founded with a vision of providing high-quality psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults regardless of socio-economic background. We develop treatment strategies based on the specific needs of clients using evidence-based therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Typical challenges we can help with include depression, anxiety, anger, opposition, defiance, family conflict, couples conflict, school refusal, blended families, manic behavior, grief, trauma and substance misuse.
(850) 801-3950 View (850) 801-3950
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Seasons of Life Counseling, Dr. Miller, Ph.D.
Counselor, Ph D, LMHC, LCCT
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32305  (Online Only)
Trauma, life changes, hard times, depression, grief and loss, parenting and various life struggles can bring us to the point of losing hope. Walking through a difficult season of life may feel overwhelming and I am here to help you take that first step on your unique journey and help you enhance your life and recovery with the convenience of Online Video Counseling. Specialty in Christian Counseling.
Trauma, life changes, hard times, depression, grief and loss, parenting and various life struggles can bring us to the point of losing hope. Walking through a difficult season of life may feel overwhelming and I am here to help you take that first step on your unique journey and help you enhance your life and recovery with the convenience of Online Video Counseling. Specialty in Christian Counseling.
(850) 347-5221 View (850) 347-5221

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Tallahassee, FL

500+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Tallahassee, FL who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Tallahassee, FL see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tallahassee?

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.