Therapists in Beach Park, Tampa, FL

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Sarah Carpenter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
It is common for us to struggle to cope with life’s stressors and feel as if we have little control over anxiety, depression, anger, unhelpful thoughts, unhealthy behaviors, and more. This often leads to feeling detached and disconnected in many ways. You may seek to learn ways to improve your sense of self and relationships, as well as bring you closer to what gives you meaning and purpose. This can include enhancing self-awareness, processing difficult experiences and emotions, and/or developing secure connections with others. In doing so, you can feel stronger and safer, and experience more fully what you value in your life.
It is common for us to struggle to cope with life’s stressors and feel as if we have little control over anxiety, depression, anger, unhelpful thoughts, unhealthy behaviors, and more. This often leads to feeling detached and disconnected in many ways. You may seek to learn ways to improve your sense of self and relationships, as well as bring you closer to what gives you meaning and purpose. This can include enhancing self-awareness, processing difficult experiences and emotions, and/or developing secure connections with others. In doing so, you can feel stronger and safer, and experience more fully what you value in your life.
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Photo of Molly Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Beach Park, Tampa, FL
Molly Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
Not knowing where to begin can be quite scary and overwhelming. I want to acknowledge how brave it is to take that first step in your search for a therapist. I strive to create a safe space for individuals where there is trust, acceptance, and empowerment. I believe in the power of feeling heard and seen, and I am committed to the idea that every person's strength can and will be the catalyst in finding hope and healing. I have clinical experience in working with individuals and families affected by cancer, life altering diagnosis, and loss. I also specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and relationship concerns.
Not knowing where to begin can be quite scary and overwhelming. I want to acknowledge how brave it is to take that first step in your search for a therapist. I strive to create a safe space for individuals where there is trust, acceptance, and empowerment. I believe in the power of feeling heard and seen, and I am committed to the idea that every person's strength can and will be the catalyst in finding hope and healing. I have clinical experience in working with individuals and families affected by cancer, life altering diagnosis, and loss. I also specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and relationship concerns.
(305) 928-6726 View (305) 928-6726
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Sharon B. Zigman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Master's level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP) in the State of Florida. I have been working in the field for 25 years, with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, trauma, change of life challenges, family and relationship issues. I offer a safe, respectful, nonjudgmental environment by creating an open, trusting and collaborative partnership, and utilizing evidence-based practices, I utilize multiple therapeutic modalities while emphasizing self-care and mindfulness practices.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Master's level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP) in the State of Florida. I have been working in the field for 25 years, with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, trauma, change of life challenges, family and relationship issues. I offer a safe, respectful, nonjudgmental environment by creating an open, trusting and collaborative partnership, and utilizing evidence-based practices, I utilize multiple therapeutic modalities while emphasizing self-care and mindfulness practices.
(813) 808-8152 View (813) 808-8152
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Brenda Pinkerman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
Hello! My name is Dr. Brenda Pinkerman. I am a licensed psychologist trained to treat most mental and behavioral health problems using a mind-body approach. With this approach, I do not consider your symptoms alone but place them in the larger context of your overall physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Hello! My name is Dr. Brenda Pinkerman. I am a licensed psychologist trained to treat most mental and behavioral health problems using a mind-body approach. With this approach, I do not consider your symptoms alone but place them in the larger context of your overall physical, social, and emotional well-being.
(813) 680-3194 View (813) 680-3194
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Jaime Mckenzie
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
My name is Jaime, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, recovering from trauma, or facing a life transition impacting their lives. I offer a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to identify factors contributing to your feeling stuck. My approach to therapy is trauma and polyvagal-informed utilizing interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance, and commitment therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness.
My name is Jaime, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, recovering from trauma, or facing a life transition impacting their lives. I offer a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to identify factors contributing to your feeling stuck. My approach to therapy is trauma and polyvagal-informed utilizing interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance, and commitment therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness.
(813) 680-3528 View (813) 680-3528
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Adam K Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Dr. Miller. I can appreciate how challenging it can be to feel engaged in life and work towards meaningful goals when faced with ongoing daily stressors. In therapy, I find joy in helping clients gain valuable insights and learn effective strategies to enhance their well-being. I assist clients in discovering and pursuing a life that aligns with their chosen values. Many clients who find positive outcomes in our work together seek support for a range of concerns, including anxiety and stress management, men's issues, procrastination, self-doubt, relationships, assertiveness, indecisiveness, and more.
Hi! My name is Dr. Miller. I can appreciate how challenging it can be to feel engaged in life and work towards meaningful goals when faced with ongoing daily stressors. In therapy, I find joy in helping clients gain valuable insights and learn effective strategies to enhance their well-being. I assist clients in discovering and pursuing a life that aligns with their chosen values. Many clients who find positive outcomes in our work together seek support for a range of concerns, including anxiety and stress management, men's issues, procrastination, self-doubt, relationships, assertiveness, indecisiveness, and more.
(813) 535-4167 View (813) 535-4167
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Andrea Alleyne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience in mental health, relationship coaching, and functional medicine. Specializing in mood disorders, anxiety, and financial behavior, I provide a holistic approach to healing, integrating natural treatments with traditional therapy. My sessions are warm, personalized, and aimed at empowering clients towards a life of peace and joy.
I have extensive experience in mental health, relationship coaching, and functional medicine. Specializing in mood disorders, anxiety, and financial behavior, I provide a holistic approach to healing, integrating natural treatments with traditional therapy. My sessions are warm, personalized, and aimed at empowering clients towards a life of peace and joy.
(813) 945-4574 View (813) 945-4574
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Dr. Cheryl Gelley
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I provide evaluations for gifted learners and students with learning difficulties, attention concerns, intellectual disabilities, emotional disorders and/or behavior disorders. I also provide evaluations for individuals seeking accommodations for college entrance exams and/or accommodations in a post-secondary setting. I am also experienced in providing counseling services for a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, stress management, social skills, etc.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I provide evaluations for gifted learners and students with learning difficulties, attention concerns, intellectual disabilities, emotional disorders and/or behavior disorders. I also provide evaluations for individuals seeking accommodations for college entrance exams and/or accommodations in a post-secondary setting. I am also experienced in providing counseling services for a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, stress management, social skills, etc.
(813) 296-5357 View (813) 296-5357
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Beatriz M Diez
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHIMP, YTT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
I believe that people as unique individuals have the capacity to grow, heal and change, learning new ways for improving their health and well-being in all areas of life including biological, psychological, social and spiritual. Personal growth is facilitated by setting and working toward goals, assessing and building strengths in these areas to develop skills and resources that help them manage life challenges. As a professional, I focus on working collaboratively with my clients in a safe and open environment to identify goals and work towards positive resolutions.
I believe that people as unique individuals have the capacity to grow, heal and change, learning new ways for improving their health and well-being in all areas of life including biological, psychological, social and spiritual. Personal growth is facilitated by setting and working toward goals, assessing and building strengths in these areas to develop skills and resources that help them manage life challenges. As a professional, I focus on working collaboratively with my clients in a safe and open environment to identify goals and work towards positive resolutions.
(786) 661-1961 View (786) 661-1961
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Ashley Midkiff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
At first, my career was focused on advocacy and mobilizing communities around social injustice. I then decided to shift my focus to clinical work and since becoming licensed I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds. It is important to me to start where my clients are and provide a safe collaborative relationship to work towards their goals. Treating my clients with a trauma-informed lens is vital to create a safe space to allow for healing. I use a variety of modalities to best identify my client's needs and provide an individualized treatment plan.
At first, my career was focused on advocacy and mobilizing communities around social injustice. I then decided to shift my focus to clinical work and since becoming licensed I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds. It is important to me to start where my clients are and provide a safe collaborative relationship to work towards their goals. Treating my clients with a trauma-informed lens is vital to create a safe space to allow for healing. I use a variety of modalities to best identify my client's needs and provide an individualized treatment plan.
(727) 594-9215 View (727) 594-9215
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Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
Counselor, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
I am a best-selling author and American Mental Health Counseling Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling, one of just 20 clinicians in the US with that dual certification. I have been in practice for almost 20 years, and blog for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. I help clients with ADHD, anxiety, pain, and grief recognize and overcome challenges and succeed. I help victims and survivors of gaslighting and abuse from a narcissist. I help clients reach their potential at work, home, and in social relationships.
I am a best-selling author and American Mental Health Counseling Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling, one of just 20 clinicians in the US with that dual certification. I have been in practice for almost 20 years, and blog for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. I help clients with ADHD, anxiety, pain, and grief recognize and overcome challenges and succeed. I help victims and survivors of gaslighting and abuse from a narcissist. I help clients reach their potential at work, home, and in social relationships.
(813) 489-4422 View (813) 489-4422
Photo of Alisa Barton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Beach Park, Tampa, FL
Alisa Barton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
I have a decade of experience with a diverse clinical background, I use evidence-based therapy techniques tailored to each individual's unique needs, helping them build resilience, coping skills, and a stronger sense of self. As a provider, I have worked in all treatment capacities, offering a comprehensive, whole-person approach to meet the complexities of those who reach out for help. I believe my upbringing and personal experiences contribute to my ability to provide a sincere, nonjudgmental approach with a genuine, optimistic attitude toward one's ability to change the trajectory of their life.
I have a decade of experience with a diverse clinical background, I use evidence-based therapy techniques tailored to each individual's unique needs, helping them build resilience, coping skills, and a stronger sense of self. As a provider, I have worked in all treatment capacities, offering a comprehensive, whole-person approach to meet the complexities of those who reach out for help. I believe my upbringing and personal experiences contribute to my ability to provide a sincere, nonjudgmental approach with a genuine, optimistic attitude toward one's ability to change the trajectory of their life.
(813) 742-4260 View (813) 742-4260
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Bernadette Alers-Estelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and their families in a variety of settings. I have experience with a wide range of clinical issues such as, anxiety, stress related issues, depression, anger, neurodivergence, trauma and abuse issues. Additionally, I’ve worked with family of origin issues, relationship issues and LGBTQIA related issues. My current focus is with young adults who are struggling to navigate through life; POC in particular.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and their families in a variety of settings. I have experience with a wide range of clinical issues such as, anxiety, stress related issues, depression, anger, neurodivergence, trauma and abuse issues. Additionally, I’ve worked with family of origin issues, relationship issues and LGBTQIA related issues. My current focus is with young adults who are struggling to navigate through life; POC in particular.
(786) 321-2313 View (786) 321-2313
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Patricia Calixte-Civil
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
I hold a warm and non-judgmental space while we move towards your goals together. My approach to treatment involves us reflecting on how your life experiences and environments have contributed to your emotional, behavioral, and psychological responses. From there, we can learn what works for you, what doesn't, and what you want to change. My perspective is informed by cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, which means we have multiple pathways for creating your treatment roadmap. Dr. Lisa Beckman is my licensed supervisor during my postdoctoral residency.
I hold a warm and non-judgmental space while we move towards your goals together. My approach to treatment involves us reflecting on how your life experiences and environments have contributed to your emotional, behavioral, and psychological responses. From there, we can learn what works for you, what doesn't, and what you want to change. My perspective is informed by cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, which means we have multiple pathways for creating your treatment roadmap. Dr. Lisa Beckman is my licensed supervisor during my postdoctoral residency.
(813) 756-1447 View (813) 756-1447
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Dr. Elizabeth Justine Devlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
Welcome! I am Dr. Justine Devlin, a licensed psychologist trained in treating and working with a variety of mental health and general life adaptation concerns. My training and expertise across the lifespan includes treating adolescents, adults, and couples/families. My expertise and passion lies within the areas of treating emotional regulation (complex trauma), relationship distress, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder). In addition, I have a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling for adjustment to physical disabilities.
Welcome! I am Dr. Justine Devlin, a licensed psychologist trained in treating and working with a variety of mental health and general life adaptation concerns. My training and expertise across the lifespan includes treating adolescents, adults, and couples/families. My expertise and passion lies within the areas of treating emotional regulation (complex trauma), relationship distress, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder). In addition, I have a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling for adjustment to physical disabilities.
(813) 212-2514 View (813) 212-2514
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Ben Lord
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
If you are looking at this page it stands to reason that you or a loved one are dealing with a difficult time. Maybe life circumstances have stacked up and become overwhelming, and you want help taking your emotions out of the driver’s seat so that you can think clearly and prioritize. Perhaps you are recognizing that you are “stuck” in a pattern of behavior that is unhealthy, and want help making different choices. Maybe you are just looking for a healthy change, or trying to figure out what is blocking you from achieving the goals that you have.
If you are looking at this page it stands to reason that you or a loved one are dealing with a difficult time. Maybe life circumstances have stacked up and become overwhelming, and you want help taking your emotions out of the driver’s seat so that you can think clearly and prioritize. Perhaps you are recognizing that you are “stuck” in a pattern of behavior that is unhealthy, and want help making different choices. Maybe you are just looking for a healthy change, or trying to figure out what is blocking you from achieving the goals that you have.
(813) 296-5179 View (813) 296-5179
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Myra Ricketts
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have over 24 years of work experience in the mental health field. My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play therapy techniques, and Psychoeducation. Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Solution Focused clinical techniques. I am passionate about helping my clients feel better emotionally and make wiser choices to help them get their lives back on track to achieve better emotional and behavioral well-being.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have over 24 years of work experience in the mental health field. My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play therapy techniques, and Psychoeducation. Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Solution Focused clinical techniques. I am passionate about helping my clients feel better emotionally and make wiser choices to help them get their lives back on track to achieve better emotional and behavioral well-being.
(727) 594-4078 View (727) 594-4078
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Gil Fernandez Counseling & Assessments
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
Gil Fernandez holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He is trained in CBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, substance abuse recovery, mind-body relaxation, and cognitive restructuring with a specialization in trauma resolution and co-occurring disorders.
Gil Fernandez holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He is trained in CBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, substance abuse recovery, mind-body relaxation, and cognitive restructuring with a specialization in trauma resolution and co-occurring disorders.
(813) 544-7030 View (813) 544-7030
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Dr. Jonathan Huffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
Hello! My name is Dr. Jonathan Huffman. I am a licensed psychologist, board certified behavior analyst, and a certified therapist in parent child interaction therapy. My main areas of training and clinical interests are in treating symptoms associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. In addition, to individual therapy, I also specialize in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ASD, and specific learning disorders.
Hello! My name is Dr. Jonathan Huffman. I am a licensed psychologist, board certified behavior analyst, and a certified therapist in parent child interaction therapy. My main areas of training and clinical interests are in treating symptoms associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. In addition, to individual therapy, I also specialize in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ASD, and specific learning disorders.
(813) 607-4392 View (813) 607-4392
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Dr. Madison I. Allen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beach Park, Tampa, FL 33609
Hi, I am Dr. Madison Allen. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are facing a variety of mental health concerns and challenging life circumstances. I work to provide my clients with a supportive space to explore and understand themselves in new ways. My primary aim is to understand your reasons for seeking therapy and to work with you to achieve the goals that you have for yourself. My areas of clinical specialty include anxiety related disorders, relationship issues, stress management, navigating life transitions, familial trauma, and women' issues.
Hi, I am Dr. Madison Allen. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are facing a variety of mental health concerns and challenging life circumstances. I work to provide my clients with a supportive space to explore and understand themselves in new ways. My primary aim is to understand your reasons for seeking therapy and to work with you to achieve the goals that you have for yourself. My areas of clinical specialty include anxiety related disorders, relationship issues, stress management, navigating life transitions, familial trauma, and women' issues.
(850) 204-7592 View (850) 204-7592

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Number of Therapists in Beach Park, Tampa, FL

50+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Beach Park, Tampa, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
83% Depression
79% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD
58% Life Transitions
56% Relationship Issues
54% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
36% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Beach Park, Tampa, FL see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Beach Park, Tampa?

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.