Therapists in Tampa Palms, FL

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Brian Doane
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
12 Endorsed
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
If you've been struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed, it can quickly become the most frustrating part of your life. Sometimes that feeling of worry can be so strong, things like going to work or out with friends is just too exhausting. It's like a repeating loop of racing thoughts or feeling tense and you can't figure out how to control it. If this goes on long enough, you may find yourself even more overwhelmed. If you're tired of feeling stuck, I'd like to help you overcome this problem and get back to living the life you want.
If you've been struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed, it can quickly become the most frustrating part of your life. Sometimes that feeling of worry can be so strong, things like going to work or out with friends is just too exhausting. It's like a repeating loop of racing thoughts or feeling tense and you can't figure out how to control it. If this goes on long enough, you may find yourself even more overwhelmed. If you're tired of feeling stuck, I'd like to help you overcome this problem and get back to living the life you want.
(813) 213-3086 View (813) 213-3086
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Lisa Nail
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CTP
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
Do you feel like there is no hope or no way out of your situation? Has life given you so many challenges that you do not know what to do or where to go? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has several years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I offer affordable counseling services to individuals, couples, and families.
Do you feel like there is no hope or no way out of your situation? Has life given you so many challenges that you do not know what to do or where to go? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has several years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I offer affordable counseling services to individuals, couples, and families.
(813) 906-1447 View (813) 906-1447
Eileen Gustafson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
My name is Eileen Gustafson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 1997. I have experience in the areas of substance abuse, trauma, depression and anxiety. In addition, I am trained in EMDR. I encourage my clients to focus on the strengths they bring to therapy as they reach toward their goals of improved functioning.
My name is Eileen Gustafson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 1997. I have experience in the areas of substance abuse, trauma, depression and anxiety. In addition, I am trained in EMDR. I encourage my clients to focus on the strengths they bring to therapy as they reach toward their goals of improved functioning.
(352) 577-2937 View (352) 577-2937
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Breckin Crowley
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
I'm an open and judgment-free counselor whose goal is to collaborate with clients to help them discover more about themselves & navigate through difficult times. I use an integrative approach when working with clients and believe that the client knows best in regard to their needs. I support individuals navigating their personal journeys, whether that be dealing with gender identity, affectional orientation, addiction, reentry support, depression, etc.… My passions include working with adolescent and adult transgender, genderqueer individuals, and individuals who are reentering society after being in prison or jail.
I'm an open and judgment-free counselor whose goal is to collaborate with clients to help them discover more about themselves & navigate through difficult times. I use an integrative approach when working with clients and believe that the client knows best in regard to their needs. I support individuals navigating their personal journeys, whether that be dealing with gender identity, affectional orientation, addiction, reentry support, depression, etc.… My passions include working with adolescent and adult transgender, genderqueer individuals, and individuals who are reentering society after being in prison or jail.
(850) 307-5780 View (850) 307-5780
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Wayne E. Davidson
Counselor, LMHC, MGCP
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
I have been in Private Practice for over 25 years. My practice serves children, teens, adults and families in a comfortable setting. Most clients I see have the diagnosis of depression or anxiety. My way of treating this is to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe if we can change the way we think about events in our life that we can find peace and balance. I have worked my entire career to find the most effective style of therapy, and received top training from Dr. Jeff Riggenbach, CBT Therapist and Dr. Patrick Cohn, top Sports Psychologist.
I have been in Private Practice for over 25 years. My practice serves children, teens, adults and families in a comfortable setting. Most clients I see have the diagnosis of depression or anxiety. My way of treating this is to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe if we can change the way we think about events in our life that we can find peace and balance. I have worked my entire career to find the most effective style of therapy, and received top training from Dr. Jeff Riggenbach, CBT Therapist and Dr. Patrick Cohn, top Sports Psychologist.
(813) 518-8227 View (813) 518-8227
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Aya Psychological & Wellness Svcs | Dr. Kenya King
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
Hi! I'm Dr. Kenya L. King, PhD, Psychologist & Owner of Aya Psych Wellness, LLC. A native New Yorker, with a sprinkle of Caribbean influence, I have extensive clinical experience working with teens, adults, & families. "Aya", or ferns are known for resiliency and capacity to flourish even in difficult circumstances. The word "aya" is also associated with themes of goodness, care, beauty, knowledge, & strength across several languages & cultures. "Ayapsychwelllness" was born out of a passion to help all people restore, or even establish skills that encourage balance, resilience, and resourcefulness as they navigate life's challenges.
Hi! I'm Dr. Kenya L. King, PhD, Psychologist & Owner of Aya Psych Wellness, LLC. A native New Yorker, with a sprinkle of Caribbean influence, I have extensive clinical experience working with teens, adults, & families. "Aya", or ferns are known for resiliency and capacity to flourish even in difficult circumstances. The word "aya" is also associated with themes of goodness, care, beauty, knowledge, & strength across several languages & cultures. "Ayapsychwelllness" was born out of a passion to help all people restore, or even establish skills that encourage balance, resilience, and resourcefulness as they navigate life's challenges.
(813) 295-2103 View (813) 295-2103
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Erum Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPH
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
Erum Ahmed, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in treating individuals, couples and families who suffer from stress and anxiety. Erum has a Masters degree in Public Health from Emory University and another Masters degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from University of South Florida (USF). Furthermore, she recieved a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from USF and training from the Gottman's Institute which allows her to specialize in couples counseling. Erum works hard to remain current and familiar with new theraputic interventions by participating in continuing education courses in the field.
Erum Ahmed, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in treating individuals, couples and families who suffer from stress and anxiety. Erum has a Masters degree in Public Health from Emory University and another Masters degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from University of South Florida (USF). Furthermore, she recieved a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from USF and training from the Gottman's Institute which allows her to specialize in couples counseling. Erum works hard to remain current and familiar with new theraputic interventions by participating in continuing education courses in the field.
(813) 375-9425 View (813) 375-9425
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TrueCandor Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
If you are wanting to increase your self-esteem and stop relying on other people to validate your worth, if you desperately wish you didn't have to rely on drugs or alcohol to medicate your emotional pain or if you are tired of constant conflict in your relationship, then give us a call. In our work together you will be supported, you will be empowered and you will be guided with compassion so that you can make the changes necessary to move on to the next chapter of your life!
If you are wanting to increase your self-esteem and stop relying on other people to validate your worth, if you desperately wish you didn't have to rely on drugs or alcohol to medicate your emotional pain or if you are tired of constant conflict in your relationship, then give us a call. In our work together you will be supported, you will be empowered and you will be guided with compassion so that you can make the changes necessary to move on to the next chapter of your life!
(813) 440-3532 View (813) 440-3532
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Maria Pedreguera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647  (Online Only)
Welcome and blessings! Wellness is your birthright! I believe in your ability to attain your goals and thrive in your potential. I am blessed with the gifts to empower and guide you on your healing journey. My superpower is my loving heart and ability to be a compassionate empath with endless patience. I have a warm and comforting style which creates a safe place to develop deep connections. I am gifted in listening, feeling energy, identifying emotions and understanding the complexity of life experiences. I am an empath, a healer, a reiki master, a life coach, and a light worker.
Welcome and blessings! Wellness is your birthright! I believe in your ability to attain your goals and thrive in your potential. I am blessed with the gifts to empower and guide you on your healing journey. My superpower is my loving heart and ability to be a compassionate empath with endless patience. I have a warm and comforting style which creates a safe place to develop deep connections. I am gifted in listening, feeling energy, identifying emotions and understanding the complexity of life experiences. I am an empath, a healer, a reiki master, a life coach, and a light worker.
(813) 680-4467 View (813) 680-4467
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Ty Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTP
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647  (Online Only)
Navigating the uncertainties of life can be a challenging journey, and it’s okay to feel overwhelmed by the unfamiliar emotions that arise. My name is Ty Baldwin, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Tampa Bay area. With a focus on child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and family issues, I specialize in unraveling the complexities of your past to overcome present barriers.
Navigating the uncertainties of life can be a challenging journey, and it’s okay to feel overwhelmed by the unfamiliar emotions that arise. My name is Ty Baldwin, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Tampa Bay area. With a focus on child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and family issues, I specialize in unraveling the complexities of your past to overcome present barriers.
(813) 452-4167 View (813) 452-4167
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Davrielle Johanna Valley
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MS, CT
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m a National Certified Counselor and Clinical Traumatologist. Our online practice is called Evolvinu and we are dedicated to the GIVERS! The person that gives their everything until they feel broken. The individual who feels burnt out or lost. The one that is carrying all their family's baggage and may have ended up taking a wrong turn. Our aim is to provide a safe space for you to heal, grow and evolve by transforming relationships with yourself, others, and your future generations. You can contact us at (305)204-1833.
Hello! I’m a National Certified Counselor and Clinical Traumatologist. Our online practice is called Evolvinu and we are dedicated to the GIVERS! The person that gives their everything until they feel broken. The individual who feels burnt out or lost. The one that is carrying all their family's baggage and may have ended up taking a wrong turn. Our aim is to provide a safe space for you to heal, grow and evolve by transforming relationships with yourself, others, and your future generations. You can contact us at (305)204-1833.
(786) 400-2734 View (786) 400-2734
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Yafi E Joseph
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa Palms, FL 33647  (Online Only)
I'm currently accepting new clients. My passion is to bring hope and healing to children, adolescents, and adults, particularly those affected by trauma and abuse. Whether you or your child have experienced trauma, grief and loss, situational stress, situational changes, or are just feeling "off," counseling can help. I utilize a variety of therapeutic practice modalities and interventions to best fit the needs and goals of each individual client including CBT, and anger management. I have completed specialized training on trauma-informed treatment. I utilize a collaborative and compassionate approach to counseling in an effort to
I'm currently accepting new clients. My passion is to bring hope and healing to children, adolescents, and adults, particularly those affected by trauma and abuse. Whether you or your child have experienced trauma, grief and loss, situational stress, situational changes, or are just feeling "off," counseling can help. I utilize a variety of therapeutic practice modalities and interventions to best fit the needs and goals of each individual client including CBT, and anger management. I have completed specialized training on trauma-informed treatment. I utilize a collaborative and compassionate approach to counseling in an effort to
(863) 591-5916 View (863) 591-5916
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Tina Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, CCATP
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
Waitlist for new clients
Would you like someone to talk to - completely without judgement or bias? To have a safe space for guidance? To gain a different perspective? Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is ideal for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be noted. Here, you are taking responsibility by accepting what you are experiencing and making a commitment to change something about it.
Would you like someone to talk to - completely without judgement or bias? To have a safe space for guidance? To gain a different perspective? Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is ideal for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be noted. Here, you are taking responsibility by accepting what you are experiencing and making a commitment to change something about it.
(813) 491-9720 View (813) 491-9720
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Julia Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience working with children 9+, teens, adults, couples and families. In addition to my education I've gained life experience having grown up in a military family and traveling all over the United States as well as throughout Europe, South Africa, and Mexico. I thoroughly enjoy helping people and have a broad base of therapy knowledge including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Trauma Focused) , Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered, and Mindfulness.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience working with children 9+, teens, adults, couples and families. In addition to my education I've gained life experience having grown up in a military family and traveling all over the United States as well as throughout Europe, South Africa, and Mexico. I thoroughly enjoy helping people and have a broad base of therapy knowledge including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Trauma Focused) , Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered, and Mindfulness.
(813) 544-4976 View (813) 544-4976
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Sara Sharp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or mood swings that impact your day-to-day life or relationships? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and frustrated by these symptoms that you just can’t get under control? Do you wonder if you’re ever going to feel better? The answer is, yes. You can feel better, and I am here to help you do just that!
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or mood swings that impact your day-to-day life or relationships? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and frustrated by these symptoms that you just can’t get under control? Do you wonder if you’re ever going to feel better? The answer is, yes. You can feel better, and I am here to help you do just that!
(813) 896-2752 View (813) 896-2752
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Lonnie Prater
Counselor, LMHC, USN Ret
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647  (Online Only)
You lost something important to you and your world has never been the same. Maybe you know exactly what happened. Maybe it happened so long ago, you can't remember the details. Either way, you're haunted by the ghost of a better life. It always seems to be just out of reach. Something needs to change, you can feel it in your bones. But every time you start to move in the right direction, things fall apart. Sometimes you wonder if you're doomed to feel this miserable and broken for the rest of your life.
You lost something important to you and your world has never been the same. Maybe you know exactly what happened. Maybe it happened so long ago, you can't remember the details. Either way, you're haunted by the ghost of a better life. It always seems to be just out of reach. Something needs to change, you can feel it in your bones. But every time you start to move in the right direction, things fall apart. Sometimes you wonder if you're doomed to feel this miserable and broken for the rest of your life.
(850) 779-9574 View (850) 779-9574
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Monique Starling
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa Palms, FL 33647
I am committed to providing you with a safe space to heal from the pain of life. Whether it's traumatic memories, relationship issues, grief, depression, or anxiety, you need somewhere to turn. Emotional healing at your own pace is my priority! I am also passionate about providing healthcare professionals and first responders the specialized care they need! I desire to help them experience freedom from the stress, burnout, and secondary trauma that comes with their heroic work. I have four years of experience helping individuals, couples, and youth overcome these challenges as well.
I am committed to providing you with a safe space to heal from the pain of life. Whether it's traumatic memories, relationship issues, grief, depression, or anxiety, you need somewhere to turn. Emotional healing at your own pace is my priority! I am also passionate about providing healthcare professionals and first responders the specialized care they need! I desire to help them experience freedom from the stress, burnout, and secondary trauma that comes with their heroic work. I have four years of experience helping individuals, couples, and youth overcome these challenges as well.
(813) 576-2904 View (813) 576-2904
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Alyssa Scott
Counselor, LMHC, CRC
Verified
Tampa Palms, FL 33647  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my profile :) Are you burned out from experiencing the same cycles and patterns in life? Are you searching for peace, joy, and fulfillment in life? If you are facing struggles, challenges, and concerns within yourself and/or in relationships with others, I am capable to collaborate with you through steps and stages in order for you to reconnect to the true you...the you that wants to be heard and activated to live purposefully. At this time I am not accepting new clients, however I wish you the best for what you are seeking :)
Welcome to my profile :) Are you burned out from experiencing the same cycles and patterns in life? Are you searching for peace, joy, and fulfillment in life? If you are facing struggles, challenges, and concerns within yourself and/or in relationships with others, I am capable to collaborate with you through steps and stages in order for you to reconnect to the true you...the you that wants to be heard and activated to live purposefully. At this time I am not accepting new clients, however I wish you the best for what you are seeking :)
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Mimi Odunewu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa Palms, FL 33647  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am glad you are here! You have taken the first step to self-care and wellness. Life can be challenging and chaotic at times. Life happens when you least expect it! Dealing with stressful situations can seem daunting and insurmountable. Already difficult situations can spiral out of control affecting all aspects of our lives. If you are going through tough times and need support working through them, you do not have to go at it alone. Understanding these challenges and managing difficult emotions is essential to living a fulfilled life.
Welcome, I am glad you are here! You have taken the first step to self-care and wellness. Life can be challenging and chaotic at times. Life happens when you least expect it! Dealing with stressful situations can seem daunting and insurmountable. Already difficult situations can spiral out of control affecting all aspects of our lives. If you are going through tough times and need support working through them, you do not have to go at it alone. Understanding these challenges and managing difficult emotions is essential to living a fulfilled life.
(813) 576-2780 View (813) 576-2780
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Nicholas Kolos
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMFT, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa Palms, FL 33647  (Online Only)
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. My goal is to help my clients achieve the best version of themselves! I I use an integrative approach that blends different kinds of therapies through the filter of cognitive behavioral theory. It is my belief that by examining and changing our thoughts and behaviors, we can increase our overall quality of life. I develop treatment plans specifically tailored to each of my clients' needs. I use a warm, compassionate, and assertive approach to assist clients on their journey for change.
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. My goal is to help my clients achieve the best version of themselves! I I use an integrative approach that blends different kinds of therapies through the filter of cognitive behavioral theory. It is my belief that by examining and changing our thoughts and behaviors, we can increase our overall quality of life. I develop treatment plans specifically tailored to each of my clients' needs. I use a warm, compassionate, and assertive approach to assist clients on their journey for change.
(813) 945-6719 View (813) 945-6719

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Number of Therapists in Tampa Palms, FL

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Tampa Palms, FL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
82% Stress
79% Coping Skills
75% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Tampa Palms, FL see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tampa Palms?

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.