Therapists in Swann Estates, Tampa, FL

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Linda Murphy
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
You're tired of fighting! You've tried to talk to your partner, but nothing ever seems to resolve your issues, and you find yourself arguing about the same things over and over again. No matter what you try, nothing seems to work. You're fed up and may even be contemplating a divorce or breakup. I am sure you have tried going to your friends and family for help, but even though they may have the best of intentions, you feel little relief.
You're tired of fighting! You've tried to talk to your partner, but nothing ever seems to resolve your issues, and you find yourself arguing about the same things over and over again. No matter what you try, nothing seems to work. You're fed up and may even be contemplating a divorce or breakup. I am sure you have tried going to your friends and family for help, but even though they may have the best of intentions, you feel little relief.
(813) 670-7108 View (813) 670-7108
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Forza Counseling, Daryll Franchi
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, RMHCI, MA
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
My years working as an Elemental School Counselor and also as a Mental Health Counselor in various settings has provided me with the experience of working with individuals in different stages in their lives while providing support and guidance in many challenging situations. I realize that everyone's journey is different therefore I enjoy working together to create a unique plan to overcome any challenges to help move in a new direction in one's life. I look forward to meeting new people and helping them make a difference in their own life and helping them become a stronger version of themselves by using evidence based practices.
My years working as an Elemental School Counselor and also as a Mental Health Counselor in various settings has provided me with the experience of working with individuals in different stages in their lives while providing support and guidance in many challenging situations. I realize that everyone's journey is different therefore I enjoy working together to create a unique plan to overcome any challenges to help move in a new direction in one's life. I look forward to meeting new people and helping them make a difference in their own life and helping them become a stronger version of themselves by using evidence based practices.
(813) 592-5451 View (813) 592-5451
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Lauren Brewerton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Stuck in the same negative patterns? Do you feel like you are living life on autopilot or feel engulfed with traumatic memories and feel constantly on edge?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Stuck in the same negative patterns? Do you feel like you are living life on autopilot or feel engulfed with traumatic memories and feel constantly on edge?
(813) 412-6566 View (813) 412-6566
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Autism Spectrum Counseling
Counselor, MA, CRC, LMHC
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
You may have a sense that something needs to change because the way you have been doing things isn't working, despite perhaps years of great effort. You may be completely exhausted, physically, mentally, or emotionally. You might be achieving success, academically or professionally, yet struggling in your daily life. Mundane tasks such as shopping, doing the dishes or paying the bills may feel impossible. And navigating relationships at work or with friends and partners might be confusing or too complicated. You may act okay, saying, "I'm fine." But inside, you aren't.
You may have a sense that something needs to change because the way you have been doing things isn't working, despite perhaps years of great effort. You may be completely exhausted, physically, mentally, or emotionally. You might be achieving success, academically or professionally, yet struggling in your daily life. Mundane tasks such as shopping, doing the dishes or paying the bills may feel impossible. And navigating relationships at work or with friends and partners might be confusing or too complicated. You may act okay, saying, "I'm fine." But inside, you aren't.
(813) 296-5994 View (813) 296-5994
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Jennifer Schaap
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
My goal is to help you love yourself for who you truly are. This can take the form of identifying who you truly are rather than attempting to fit into the boxes you feel others want you to be. I have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma. And helping couples reconnect and understand each other deeper to stop the same arguments from occurring . I want to help you feel more confident navigating the world while feeling safe, less anxious, and able to stop those constant negative thoughts that can be paralyzing at times. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and other trauma modalities
My goal is to help you love yourself for who you truly are. This can take the form of identifying who you truly are rather than attempting to fit into the boxes you feel others want you to be. I have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma. And helping couples reconnect and understand each other deeper to stop the same arguments from occurring . I want to help you feel more confident navigating the world while feeling safe, less anxious, and able to stop those constant negative thoughts that can be paralyzing at times. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and other trauma modalities
(727) 910-5324 View (727) 910-5324
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Catalyst Center for Change LLC
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Swann Estates, 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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Mary Ann Konstas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EdS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
I recognize the courage it takes to seek professional counseling and consider it an honor to walk with clients through the pain of life’s challenges. I believe that clients are best able to meet the goals of therapy in an environment where they are unconditionally accepted and empathically understood and consider it a sacred privilege to be trusted with my clients' thoughts, feelings, and experiences. For clients who are interested in incorporating faith into treatment, I am trained to integrate Christian spirituality into the healing process.
I recognize the courage it takes to seek professional counseling and consider it an honor to walk with clients through the pain of life’s challenges. I believe that clients are best able to meet the goals of therapy in an environment where they are unconditionally accepted and empathically understood and consider it a sacred privilege to be trusted with my clients' thoughts, feelings, and experiences. For clients who are interested in incorporating faith into treatment, I am trained to integrate Christian spirituality into the healing process.
(727) 245-0681 View (727) 245-0681
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Barbara M. Sosa
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
Are you finding yourself struggling with being the best person and professional you can? Do you find yourself struggling with childhood emotional or physical wounds, nightmares, flashbacks, freakouts, and anger issues? Are you trying to escape the emotional abuse and neglect that you received as a child and/ or while growing up? Sometimes individuals like working professionals, businessmen and women may feel lost, desperate, sad, isolated, and unable to find a solution on their own. Let us work together on your core issues to lead you in the direction of recovery from inner child wounds. Please read on to know how I can be of help.
Are you finding yourself struggling with being the best person and professional you can? Do you find yourself struggling with childhood emotional or physical wounds, nightmares, flashbacks, freakouts, and anger issues? Are you trying to escape the emotional abuse and neglect that you received as a child and/ or while growing up? Sometimes individuals like working professionals, businessmen and women may feel lost, desperate, sad, isolated, and unable to find a solution on their own. Let us work together on your core issues to lead you in the direction of recovery from inner child wounds. Please read on to know how I can be of help.
(813) 686-5436 View (813) 686-5436
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Ronald E DeMao
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with individual adults and couples. I have successfully treated clients with issues of anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, relationship problems, and difficult life transitions such as divorce or job loss. I also have extensive experience treating alcohol and drug addiction, as well as other compulsive behavior disorders, such as compulsive pornography use. I work from an eclectic/integrative therapy style. I focus on helping my patients utilize their personal strengths to resolve their issues as quickly and easily as possible.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with individual adults and couples. I have successfully treated clients with issues of anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, relationship problems, and difficult life transitions such as divorce or job loss. I also have extensive experience treating alcohol and drug addiction, as well as other compulsive behavior disorders, such as compulsive pornography use. I work from an eclectic/integrative therapy style. I focus on helping my patients utilize their personal strengths to resolve their issues as quickly and easily as possible.
(813) 438-4221 View (813) 438-4221
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Luis Gonzales
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CRC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Luis Gonzales, a licensed mental health counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor working out of the Tampa area. Having gone through a tragic life altering experience at a young age, I know what it’s like to feel lost and hopeless about the future. When I was 21 I suffered a spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed and wheelchair-bound. Through my journey of recovery I learned firsthand, just how much our thoughts and emotions can become our biggest obstacles in life.
Hi! I am Luis Gonzales, a licensed mental health counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor working out of the Tampa area. Having gone through a tragic life altering experience at a young age, I know what it’s like to feel lost and hopeless about the future. When I was 21 I suffered a spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed and wheelchair-bound. Through my journey of recovery I learned firsthand, just how much our thoughts and emotions can become our biggest obstacles in life.
(813) 547-6059 View (813) 547-6059
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Dr. Amelia Welch
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, PhD, MS
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
You may be feeling confused, stuck, or like you are not living the life you want to live. You are going through the motions at work, with your partner, or in your personal life, and worry that you are not achieving anything that feels meaningful to you. You may feel that your connections are surface level, or that you’re not being heard or seen by your loved ones.
You may be feeling confused, stuck, or like you are not living the life you want to live. You are going through the motions at work, with your partner, or in your personal life, and worry that you are not achieving anything that feels meaningful to you. You may feel that your connections are surface level, or that you’re not being heard or seen by your loved ones.
(813) 856-2360 View (813) 856-2360
Gael Stephanie Macleod
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, NCC
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
I always ask a new patient what decided them to pick up the phone and start their therapy journey. What is your reason to consider therapy? What was weighing on you that you needed to probe? Was it unrelenting depression, relationship issues, family struggles, or did you just want to grow? I'm here to help you along whatever path you need to pursue. Allow me to enter your world and join you on your journey towards your goal. I'll turn on some lights for you to better see ahead in a positive, nurturing, non-judgmental way. In the comfort of my cozy office, we'll work together. It is your therapy, and you allow me to guide you.
I always ask a new patient what decided them to pick up the phone and start their therapy journey. What is your reason to consider therapy? What was weighing on you that you needed to probe? Was it unrelenting depression, relationship issues, family struggles, or did you just want to grow? I'm here to help you along whatever path you need to pursue. Allow me to enter your world and join you on your journey towards your goal. I'll turn on some lights for you to better see ahead in a positive, nurturing, non-judgmental way. In the comfort of my cozy office, we'll work together. It is your therapy, and you allow me to guide you.
(813) 328-7803 View (813) 328-7803
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Valerie Rojas
Counselor, LMHC, MS, NCC
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
Are you struggling in your relationship? You may be wondering how it’s possible to love someone so much, when being with them feels so difficult. Maybe you avoid having hard conversations because you’re afraid of confrontation, feel stuck in your relationship because you’re scared to be alone, or just went through a heart-clenching separation and need help to heal from this heartache and move on. Whether you are a couple wanting to improve your communication, intimacy, and trust, or single and looking for connection and partnership and struggling to find someone that gets you, therapy can help!
Are you struggling in your relationship? You may be wondering how it’s possible to love someone so much, when being with them feels so difficult. Maybe you avoid having hard conversations because you’re afraid of confrontation, feel stuck in your relationship because you’re scared to be alone, or just went through a heart-clenching separation and need help to heal from this heartache and move on. Whether you are a couple wanting to improve your communication, intimacy, and trust, or single and looking for connection and partnership and struggling to find someone that gets you, therapy can help!
(813) 669-4761 View (813) 669-4761
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Jessica O'Neil
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
Do you desire a deeper connection with your partner, your family, or yourself? I believe that the various relationships and experiences in our lives have a powerful impact on who we are and how we experience the world. As a qualified mental health professional and clinical social worker, I work with individual adults and adolescents, as well as families and couples in need of support. My approach to therapy is warm, accepting, and empathetic, and involves working as a team with my clients to identify their strengths, overcome challenges, and improve their quality of life.
Do you desire a deeper connection with your partner, your family, or yourself? I believe that the various relationships and experiences in our lives have a powerful impact on who we are and how we experience the world. As a qualified mental health professional and clinical social worker, I work with individual adults and adolescents, as well as families and couples in need of support. My approach to therapy is warm, accepting, and empathetic, and involves working as a team with my clients to identify their strengths, overcome challenges, and improve their quality of life.
(813) 686-5147 View (813) 686-5147
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James Valdes
Counselor, LMHC, MS, MBA, NCC
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
You feel something is wrong, even broken inside, especially when it comes to your love life. Maybe you’ve been through a recent breakup or you’re worried one might be coming soon. You wonder how other areas of your life, such as finances, career, and hobbies are going well, but you can’t figure out how to get your relationships right. Maybe you’ve met many partners but can’t seem to find “the one” or maybe you stay with the wrong partner longer than you should. Depression, loneliness, or anger may be your companions.
You feel something is wrong, even broken inside, especially when it comes to your love life. Maybe you’ve been through a recent breakup or you’re worried one might be coming soon. You wonder how other areas of your life, such as finances, career, and hobbies are going well, but you can’t figure out how to get your relationships right. Maybe you’ve met many partners but can’t seem to find “the one” or maybe you stay with the wrong partner longer than you should. Depression, loneliness, or anger may be your companions.
(813) 491-9917 View (813) 491-9917
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Catalyst Center for Change LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP, CST, CSAT-S
Verified
6 Endorsed
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
Erin Grupp, LCSW, founded Catalyst Center for Change LLC with her husband Scott Grupp, LMHC, to provide powerfully effective customized therapy for individuals, couples and families. Erin is a Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, CSAT Therapist & Supervisor, Certified Clinical Trauma Resolution Therapist and a Psychodramatist (PAT.) Catalyst provides 3-Day Intensives for couples looking to restore relationships after betrayal and/or sexual addiction (polygraph can be included.) Catalyst also offers customized Individual or Couple Intensives; please inquire.
Erin Grupp, LCSW, founded Catalyst Center for Change LLC with her husband Scott Grupp, LMHC, to provide powerfully effective customized therapy for individuals, couples and families. Erin is a Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, CSAT Therapist & Supervisor, Certified Clinical Trauma Resolution Therapist and a Psychodramatist (PAT.) Catalyst provides 3-Day Intensives for couples looking to restore relationships after betrayal and/or sexual addiction (polygraph can be included.) Catalyst also offers customized Individual or Couple Intensives; please inquire.
(813) 375-9701 View (813) 375-9701
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Autism Spectrum Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609  (Online Only)
I offer neurodiversity affirming counseling to Autistic adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression and/or Autistic Burnout. I specialize in helping Autistics navigate life transitions in which they might feel overwhelmed or stuck, such as those related to school, adulthood, work and relationships.
I offer neurodiversity affirming counseling to Autistic adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression and/or Autistic Burnout. I specialize in helping Autistics navigate life transitions in which they might feel overwhelmed or stuck, such as those related to school, adulthood, work and relationships.
(813) 213-4870 View (813) 213-4870
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Scott Bakay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
I find the key to successful therapy is developing a relationship based on trust and understanding. As a psychologist, one of my main goals is to help individuals and families cope with a variety of mental health care needs through an array of treatment modalities. I specialize in child, adolescent, and parent therapy to help with issues such as ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, and behavioral problems. I have specific training working with children who have suffered from sexual abuse and trauma.
I find the key to successful therapy is developing a relationship based on trust and understanding. As a psychologist, one of my main goals is to help individuals and families cope with a variety of mental health care needs through an array of treatment modalities. I specialize in child, adolescent, and parent therapy to help with issues such as ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, and behavioral problems. I have specific training working with children who have suffered from sexual abuse and trauma.
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Nichole V
Pre-Licensed Professional, JD, MA
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
If you are feeling lost, anxious, depressed or need some gentle guidance in finding your self worth, you are not alone. It may seem that the struggles we face are designed only for us, but that is not the case. We can not suffer alone and I am here to provide a safe, nonjudgemental space and will meet you exactly where you are. Life is a dance that ebbs and flows, and there are many different ways to build your tool belt and be ready to handle whatever comes your way.
If you are feeling lost, anxious, depressed or need some gentle guidance in finding your self worth, you are not alone. It may seem that the struggles we face are designed only for us, but that is not the case. We can not suffer alone and I am here to provide a safe, nonjudgemental space and will meet you exactly where you are. Life is a dance that ebbs and flows, and there are many different ways to build your tool belt and be ready to handle whatever comes your way.
(813) 296-6398 View (813) 296-6398
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Jennifer Hanson Bloom
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MS, LMFT
Verified
Swann Estates, Tampa, FL 33609
Trauma has impacted every relationship in your life. You have struggled to connect with others around you and you feel like it’s your fault, like there is something wrong with you. You’re often angry, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, sad and frequently shut down and disconnected. You know you can’t keep living like this, but you don’t know where to turn. You feel like you’re the only person experiencing your struggles, but you’re not! While it’s often hard to ask for help or to even know how, therapy can be enormously helpful and gratifying.
Trauma has impacted every relationship in your life. You have struggled to connect with others around you and you feel like it’s your fault, like there is something wrong with you. You’re often angry, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, sad and frequently shut down and disconnected. You know you can’t keep living like this, but you don’t know where to turn. You feel like you’re the only person experiencing your struggles, but you’re not! While it’s often hard to ask for help or to even know how, therapy can be enormously helpful and gratifying.
(813) 491-1959 View (813) 491-1959

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Number of Therapists in Swann Estates, Tampa, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Swann Estates, Tampa, FL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Swann Estates, Tampa, FL see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Swann Estates, 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.