Therapists in Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL

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Jade Midori Caswell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
Imagine uncovering the best version of you- free of old beliefs, painful emotions, or draining relationships. Welcome! My name is Jade Caswell, and I am here to guide you on your journey towards inner peace, strength, and self-actualization. I honor each individuals' unique experience and help them build lives they enjoy, while drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, existential and positive psychology. Using your life experience and unique values as a compass, we will work to identify goals and discover ways of managing life's challenges.
Imagine uncovering the best version of you- free of old beliefs, painful emotions, or draining relationships. Welcome! My name is Jade Caswell, and I am here to guide you on your journey towards inner peace, strength, and self-actualization. I honor each individuals' unique experience and help them build lives they enjoy, while drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, existential and positive psychology. Using your life experience and unique values as a compass, we will work to identify goals and discover ways of managing life's challenges.
(813) 696-3495 View (813) 696-3495
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Nadia Grannon Heldfond
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
Everyone’s path that leads them to therapy is different. You may be entering my office with excitement, reservations, indifference, anger or exhaustion. Regardless of what brings you in and how you’re feeling, it takes tremendous courage to make the decision to take a deeper look at your relationships, your past, your present and especially yourself. I am an unbiased, judgement free, professional who is here to help you navigate through this particular time or journey in your life. My own personal journey has shaped me into the professional that I am today. I am here to listen and help you accomplish your goals, whatever they may be
Everyone’s path that leads them to therapy is different. You may be entering my office with excitement, reservations, indifference, anger or exhaustion. Regardless of what brings you in and how you’re feeling, it takes tremendous courage to make the decision to take a deeper look at your relationships, your past, your present and especially yourself. I am an unbiased, judgement free, professional who is here to help you navigate through this particular time or journey in your life. My own personal journey has shaped me into the professional that I am today. I am here to listen and help you accomplish your goals, whatever they may be
(941) 241-0923 x2 View (941) 241-0923 x2
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Dr. Amy Heath Sharp Patenaude
MA, EdS, EdD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
As a parent, do you find yourself wondering, 'am I doing everything that I can to support my child and his or her success?' When it comes to working with children, it can be hard to know how to provide the best support for academic, behavioral, and social-emotional development. I want to take this moment to express gratitude that you're taking the first step to seek out support for your child and your family. I'm here to help! Calling a school psychologist and parent coach may feel intimidating, but I hope that you take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help and support you and your family.
As a parent, do you find yourself wondering, 'am I doing everything that I can to support my child and his or her success?' When it comes to working with children, it can be hard to know how to provide the best support for academic, behavioral, and social-emotional development. I want to take this moment to express gratitude that you're taking the first step to seek out support for your child and your family. I'm here to help! Calling a school psychologist and parent coach may feel intimidating, but I hope that you take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help and support you and your family.
(813) 670-9273 View (813) 670-9273
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Christina Labazzetta
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
Trauma can leave us feeling like we have no control over the details of our lives and can make us feel unsafe, anxious, and many other emotions that make daily functioning harder. An essential part of trying to heal is learning the tools that can help us develop coping skills and techniques to navigate through life. I truly believe everyone deserves to control their own narrative, so as a counselor my goal is to help clients tell their own story and to have a safe space to speak freely without judgment.
Trauma can leave us feeling like we have no control over the details of our lives and can make us feel unsafe, anxious, and many other emotions that make daily functioning harder. An essential part of trying to heal is learning the tools that can help us develop coping skills and techniques to navigate through life. I truly believe everyone deserves to control their own narrative, so as a counselor my goal is to help clients tell their own story and to have a safe space to speak freely without judgment.
(813) 680-5992 View (813) 680-5992
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Chad Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
Chad Spencer has over 20 years of experience working with various populations in diverse settings. His clinical work includes experience in areas related to; Mood disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Substance Dependence/Abuse, and recovery from symptoms related to various types of Trauma. Chad has also worked extensively with clients in the LGBTQI community, addressing the challenges those in this community often encounter. Chad's undergraduate degree was obtained at Rutgers University, and his Graduate work was completed at New York University. Chad is partnered with Alma Counseling group and can also be found on their website.
Chad Spencer has over 20 years of experience working with various populations in diverse settings. His clinical work includes experience in areas related to; Mood disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Substance Dependence/Abuse, and recovery from symptoms related to various types of Trauma. Chad has also worked extensively with clients in the LGBTQI community, addressing the challenges those in this community often encounter. Chad's undergraduate degree was obtained at Rutgers University, and his Graduate work was completed at New York University. Chad is partnered with Alma Counseling group and can also be found on their website.
(352) 292-1983 View (352) 292-1983
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Sandra I. Beekmann
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC, CCTP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
Welcome to a compassionate space where healing begins! I'm dedicated to guiding individuals through the transformative journey of trauma recovery. With a profound belief in holistic healing, I combine evidence-based therapeutic modalities with a deep understanding of mind-body connection to support you on your path to healing. Trauma affects every aspect of our being—mind, body, and spirit. I employ a holistic approach that acknowledges the interconnectedness of these elements. By integrating psychotherapy with holistic modalities such as mindfulness, I create a tailored therapeutic experience that addresses the whole person.
Welcome to a compassionate space where healing begins! I'm dedicated to guiding individuals through the transformative journey of trauma recovery. With a profound belief in holistic healing, I combine evidence-based therapeutic modalities with a deep understanding of mind-body connection to support you on your path to healing. Trauma affects every aspect of our being—mind, body, and spirit. I employ a holistic approach that acknowledges the interconnectedness of these elements. By integrating psychotherapy with holistic modalities such as mindfulness, I create a tailored therapeutic experience that addresses the whole person.
(813) 534-5291 View (813) 534-5291
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Eleana Gkolemi
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and the services I can offer to help you. It takes a lot of strength to take that first step and finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. I am in my final year of my clinical training at the University of South Florida's Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy and am also part of SanaMente Counseling (SMC), a boutique group practice located in Tampa. My goal is to create a safe and judgement-free environment where I provide support for adults, kids, adolescents, couples, and families of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and the services I can offer to help you. It takes a lot of strength to take that first step and finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. I am in my final year of my clinical training at the University of South Florida's Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy and am also part of SanaMente Counseling (SMC), a boutique group practice located in Tampa. My goal is to create a safe and judgement-free environment where I provide support for adults, kids, adolescents, couples, and families of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
(813) 335-9794 View (813) 335-9794
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SMC Tampa
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
SanaMente Counseling LLC (SMC Tampa) is a small private mental health group practice that believes in taking a mindfulness based and holistic attitude towards the treatment of mental health and wellness. We work collaboratively with clients to help them establish their goals, attain them, and feel better in the process. SanaMente stands for ‘Each Mind Matters’ which truly is our mission as we strive to provide excellent and compassionate mental health care to all clients. We offer a range of mental health services by licensed and skilled clinicians who are committed to the overall well-being of the individual and their families.
SanaMente Counseling LLC (SMC Tampa) is a small private mental health group practice that believes in taking a mindfulness based and holistic attitude towards the treatment of mental health and wellness. We work collaboratively with clients to help them establish their goals, attain them, and feel better in the process. SanaMente stands for ‘Each Mind Matters’ which truly is our mission as we strive to provide excellent and compassionate mental health care to all clients. We offer a range of mental health services by licensed and skilled clinicians who are committed to the overall well-being of the individual and their families.
(813) 543-8470 View (813) 543-8470
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Lucas Thompson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
Are you looking for a safe and supportive space to explore your emotions and behaviors? As a graduate student earning my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I offer sliding scale and pro bono services to qualifying clients. Together, we can embark on a journey that will empower you to explore your goals and openly discuss obstacles. Let’s face it – life can get overwhelming but you don’t have to navigate it alone.
Are you looking for a safe and supportive space to explore your emotions and behaviors? As a graduate student earning my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I offer sliding scale and pro bono services to qualifying clients. Together, we can embark on a journey that will empower you to explore your goals and openly discuss obstacles. Let’s face it – life can get overwhelming but you don’t have to navigate it alone.
(813) 696-3125 View (813) 696-3125
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Dr. Jennifer Fulcher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL 33629
Are you feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Directionless? Disconnected from others? All of us experience times in our life when we struggle or wish our circumstances were different. We may experience career challenges, relationship problems, or unexpected changes. Sometimes it’s difficult to even identify what is wrong, we just know we’ve lost our passion for life and we feel unfulfilled. My role as a therapist is to help you identify what creates a rich and meaningful life for you, and help you manage the painful memories, thoughts, and emotions that may be holding you back.
Are you feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Directionless? Disconnected from others? All of us experience times in our life when we struggle or wish our circumstances were different. We may experience career challenges, relationship problems, or unexpected changes. Sometimes it’s difficult to even identify what is wrong, we just know we’ve lost our passion for life and we feel unfulfilled. My role as a therapist is to help you identify what creates a rich and meaningful life for you, and help you manage the painful memories, thoughts, and emotions that may be holding you back.
(813) 710-6378 View (813) 710-6378

Online Therapists

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Zen Counseling & Consulting Services
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, ACS, MAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33604  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to Zen Counseling & Consulting Services. I’m Courtney. Have you been to other supposed “LGBT friendly” therapists and felt like they could not relate? Are you stuck in a perpetual cycle of depression and anxiety? Or maybe you are using drugs and/or alcohol to cope with life’s many stressors? Whatever the reason, I’m here to help. You may be asking, “is therapy right for me?” Absolutely! Therapy is a great self-care tool.
Hello and welcome to Zen Counseling & Consulting Services. I’m Courtney. Have you been to other supposed “LGBT friendly” therapists and felt like they could not relate? Are you stuck in a perpetual cycle of depression and anxiety? Or maybe you are using drugs and/or alcohol to cope with life’s many stressors? Whatever the reason, I’m here to help. You may be asking, “is therapy right for me?” Absolutely! Therapy is a great self-care tool.
(954) 231-1308 View (954) 231-1308
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DeAne G Matthew
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33603  (Online Only)
The choice to seek out additional help in ones life is not an easy decision so we commend you on wanting to improve some aspect of your life through the counseling process. Life can present many complicated moments, such as conflict with a partner, the onset of depression, or a sudden life shift. We exclusively provide virtual mental health counseling services to individuals throughout the state of Florida and will work together to create an individualized plan of action based upon your personal history, current support systems, & available resources.
The choice to seek out additional help in ones life is not an easy decision so we commend you on wanting to improve some aspect of your life through the counseling process. Life can present many complicated moments, such as conflict with a partner, the onset of depression, or a sudden life shift. We exclusively provide virtual mental health counseling services to individuals throughout the state of Florida and will work together to create an individualized plan of action based upon your personal history, current support systems, & available resources.
(321) 473-4457 View (321) 473-4457
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Ami Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD , LMFT, CCTP
Verified
Tampa, FL 33602
Dr. Ami Owen received her undergraduate degree in Social Science and a minor in Psychology. She received her Master’s in General Family Therapy with an advanced emphasis on families and trauma. Dr. Owen also received a Doctorate in Counseling and is a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. She is licensed in ID, WA, AZ, TX, FL, CA, UT and is a nationally approved supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She takes delight in mentoring therapists on the complexities of family systems and consults with providers across the country to improve systems approaches.
Dr. Ami Owen received her undergraduate degree in Social Science and a minor in Psychology. She received her Master’s in General Family Therapy with an advanced emphasis on families and trauma. Dr. Owen also received a Doctorate in Counseling and is a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional. She is licensed in ID, WA, AZ, TX, FL, CA, UT and is a nationally approved supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She takes delight in mentoring therapists on the complexities of family systems and consults with providers across the country to improve systems approaches.
(813) 755-8213 View (813) 755-8213
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The Counseling & Wellness Boutique
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33619
Now Accepting New Clients! The Counseling & Wellness Boutique promotes an environment of respect for all cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles. We are a thriving boutique style group practice that offers personalized care and attention to our clients. You are not just a number here! Our BIPOC clinicians specialize in challenges related to minority issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, life transitions, grief, relationship issues, chronic illness, stress management, and so much more! Our preferred treatment modalities include Brainspotting, EMDR, CBT, CPT and other talk based therapies!
Now Accepting New Clients! The Counseling & Wellness Boutique promotes an environment of respect for all cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles. We are a thriving boutique style group practice that offers personalized care and attention to our clients. You are not just a number here! Our BIPOC clinicians specialize in challenges related to minority issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, life transitions, grief, relationship issues, chronic illness, stress management, and so much more! Our preferred treatment modalities include Brainspotting, EMDR, CBT, CPT and other talk based therapies!
(813) 213-3717 View (813) 213-3717
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Catalyst Center for Change LLC
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Tampa, FL 33609
Scott Grupp, LMHC, founded Catalyst Center for Change LLC with his wife, Erin Grupp, LCSW, to provide powerfully effective customized therapy for individuals, couples and families. Scott is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Master Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Sex Therapist (CST), Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (EFT Therapist) and a Certified Practitioner in Clinical Hypnosis & Rapid Trauma Resolution. Catalyst provides Three-Day Intensives for couples looking to restore relationships after intimate betrayal and/or sexual addiction (polygraph can be included.) Catalyst also offers customized Individual or Couple Intensives; please inquire.
Scott Grupp, LMHC, founded Catalyst Center for Change LLC with his wife, Erin Grupp, LCSW, to provide powerfully effective customized therapy for individuals, couples and families. Scott is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Master Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Sex Therapist (CST), Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (EFT Therapist) and a Certified Practitioner in Clinical Hypnosis & Rapid Trauma Resolution. Catalyst provides Three-Day Intensives for couples looking to restore relationships after intimate betrayal and/or sexual addiction (polygraph can be included.) Catalyst also offers customized Individual or Couple Intensives; please inquire.
(813) 213-4137 View (813) 213-4137
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Kimberly Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
Kimberly Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience in the field including case management services and therapeutic services. I am passionate about working with adults 60+ years of age and older. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in sessions most often. During our initial sessions, the aim is to get know one another and delve into what brings you to therapy and ways to address your concerns.
Kimberly Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience in the field including case management services and therapeutic services. I am passionate about working with adults 60+ years of age and older. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in sessions most often. During our initial sessions, the aim is to get know one another and delve into what brings you to therapy and ways to address your concerns.
(727) 594-7480 x1 View (727) 594-7480 x1
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Shelby Prendes
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Tampa, FL 33610  (Online Only)
You deserve joy, safety, and comfort in your own skin - way easier said than done. If you're looking into therapy (props, by the way!), then you have self-awareness and a desire to grow. Maybe you've noticed some rigid or unreasonable expectations of yourself, or that you beat yourself up a lot, but you're conflicted about letting go when it feels tied to your achievements. Maybe you've noticed an unhealthy or unsustainable relationship with food, exercise, or your body. Maybe you feel overwhelmed giving unto others while you have unmet needs of your own. You want to be compassionate to yourself, but you don't know where to start.
You deserve joy, safety, and comfort in your own skin - way easier said than done. If you're looking into therapy (props, by the way!), then you have self-awareness and a desire to grow. Maybe you've noticed some rigid or unreasonable expectations of yourself, or that you beat yourself up a lot, but you're conflicted about letting go when it feels tied to your achievements. Maybe you've noticed an unhealthy or unsustainable relationship with food, exercise, or your body. Maybe you feel overwhelmed giving unto others while you have unmet needs of your own. You want to be compassionate to yourself, but you don't know where to start.
(813) 605-1536 View (813) 605-1536
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Davia Knight
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Tampa, FL 33613
Hi, I'm Davia Knight, and I am a licensed mental health counselor who is also of Jamaican descent. I provide compassion and evidenced-based techniques to individuals to help in their healing journey. My focus areas are ADHD (adult and child), PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, spiritual abuse, and work-related stressors. I typically work with clients who struggle to set healthy boundaries with themselves and others, have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma or spiritual abuse, and are experiencing an inability to sustain attention or are experiencing inattention.
Hi, I'm Davia Knight, and I am a licensed mental health counselor who is also of Jamaican descent. I provide compassion and evidenced-based techniques to individuals to help in their healing journey. My focus areas are ADHD (adult and child), PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, spiritual abuse, and work-related stressors. I typically work with clients who struggle to set healthy boundaries with themselves and others, have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma or spiritual abuse, and are experiencing an inability to sustain attention or are experiencing inattention.
(813) 922-3263 View (813) 922-3263
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Shakela Swinton
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
My specialties are working with teens and young women with trauma backgrounds. I find that I am able to get on the same level as a teen, help them feel understood, and bridge the gap between them and their parents. I am also very passionate about helping women heal through trauma, particularly domestic violence. Many people cannot comprehend that torment, and that makes healing even more difficult. I try to provide relief for my clients, and I stay genuine to who I am as a human being, which makes me relatable and nonthreatening. If this sounds like a good fit, please feel free to reach out!
My specialties are working with teens and young women with trauma backgrounds. I find that I am able to get on the same level as a teen, help them feel understood, and bridge the gap between them and their parents. I am also very passionate about helping women heal through trauma, particularly domestic violence. Many people cannot comprehend that torment, and that makes healing even more difficult. I try to provide relief for my clients, and I stay genuine to who I am as a human being, which makes me relatable and nonthreatening. If this sounds like a good fit, please feel free to reach out!
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Gina Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Tampa, FL 33604  (Online Only)
If you have experienced trauma, you may find it very difficult to trust new people. And many people who have trauma may also have fears about feeling judged, or rejected. It can even feel hard to trust your own mind. I'll work to create an emotionally safe place for you to tackle the things you feel are getting in the way of being able to live a fulfilling life, and to get the help that you need.
If you have experienced trauma, you may find it very difficult to trust new people. And many people who have trauma may also have fears about feeling judged, or rejected. It can even feel hard to trust your own mind. I'll work to create an emotionally safe place for you to tackle the things you feel are getting in the way of being able to live a fulfilling life, and to get the help that you need.
(813) 945-4069 View (813) 945-4069

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
90% Self Esteem
80% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
83% Cigna and Evernorth
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Palma Ceia, 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.