Therapists in West Meadows, Tampa, FL

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Dr. Kimberly Trimble
PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
My name is Dr. Kimmy and as a Licensed School Psychologist, I specialize in the assessment of a child's functioning to help them succeed in school and life! I offer comprehensive evaluations for gifted, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and social-emotional conditions. I also have expertise in Early Childhood/Developmental evaluations for children ages 2-5 years old.
My name is Dr. Kimmy and as a Licensed School Psychologist, I specialize in the assessment of a child's functioning to help them succeed in school and life! I offer comprehensive evaluations for gifted, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and social-emotional conditions. I also have expertise in Early Childhood/Developmental evaluations for children ages 2-5 years old.
(813) 669-3467 View (813) 669-3467
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Richard F Cipriano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
I understand the difficulty some people may have seeking counseling. The therapeutic journey begins with the decision to seek help. After making an appointment, the next major step is entering the counselor’s office. My goal of therapy is not to cure anyone, but rather to help people cope more effectively with specific issues and concerns. I help people find hope, clarity, understanding, and emotional courage. My therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which is founded in the notion that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. Essentially, when the client is ready "change is a just a thought away".
I understand the difficulty some people may have seeking counseling. The therapeutic journey begins with the decision to seek help. After making an appointment, the next major step is entering the counselor’s office. My goal of therapy is not to cure anyone, but rather to help people cope more effectively with specific issues and concerns. I help people find hope, clarity, understanding, and emotional courage. My therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which is founded in the notion that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. Essentially, when the client is ready "change is a just a thought away".
(813) 445-7708 View (813) 445-7708
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More Than A Woman, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647  (Online Only)
Striving for personal fulfillment and spiritual growth? Grappling with feelings of self-doubt, fear, and uncertainty? Determined to break free from the limitations holding you back? Do you crave understanding and a safe space to explore your emotions? Your goals are to build inner-peace, cultivate self-love and healing while deepening your connection with God? Ready to do the inner work and embrace the fullness of who you are? Craving a therapist who possesses clinical expertise and embodies warmth, empathy, genuine compassion, will listen without judgment, hold space for your pain, and empower you to reclaim your power and agency?
Striving for personal fulfillment and spiritual growth? Grappling with feelings of self-doubt, fear, and uncertainty? Determined to break free from the limitations holding you back? Do you crave understanding and a safe space to explore your emotions? Your goals are to build inner-peace, cultivate self-love and healing while deepening your connection with God? Ready to do the inner work and embrace the fullness of who you are? Craving a therapist who possesses clinical expertise and embodies warmth, empathy, genuine compassion, will listen without judgment, hold space for your pain, and empower you to reclaim your power and agency?
(813) 945-8867 View (813) 945-8867
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Sarah Ortiz
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647  (Online Only)
Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions, I am here to support you on your journey to wellness.
Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or life transitions, I am here to support you on your journey to wellness.
(813) 553-5925 View (813) 553-5925
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April D Mohnshine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
In my practice, you will find a welcoming and serene atmosphere, and a kind, nonjudgmental therapist with many years of experience working with people facing challenges in their lives. I specialize in treating people who have experienced trauma, loss, or grief, as well as anxiety and depression. I also assist patients with parenting education and techniques. I work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.
In my practice, you will find a welcoming and serene atmosphere, and a kind, nonjudgmental therapist with many years of experience working with people facing challenges in their lives. I specialize in treating people who have experienced trauma, loss, or grief, as well as anxiety and depression. I also assist patients with parenting education and techniques. I work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.
(813) 701-2046 View (813) 701-2046
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Chase Holland
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, CRC
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing difficulties such as anxiety and depression and need someone to talk to? Maybe you’ve lost someone and you’re grieving and don’t know how to live in this strange, new world. I understand that life can get complicated, rough, and sometimes even feel unbearable. My name is Chase Holland and I'm a compassionate and dedicated therapist who wants to work with individuals like yourself to overcome life’s challenges, experience joy, find balance, and achieve your fullest potential.
Are you experiencing difficulties such as anxiety and depression and need someone to talk to? Maybe you’ve lost someone and you’re grieving and don’t know how to live in this strange, new world. I understand that life can get complicated, rough, and sometimes even feel unbearable. My name is Chase Holland and I'm a compassionate and dedicated therapist who wants to work with individuals like yourself to overcome life’s challenges, experience joy, find balance, and achieve your fullest potential.
(813) 798-3363 View (813) 798-3363
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Eric L Wilcox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647  (Online Only)
I believe that true mastery of ourselves is within each and every one of us. Each person is unique and this means they have something to offer the world. Sometimes it is a matter of getting out of your own way to see just how unique you really are. I have many years of experience working with people with a wide range of challenges. We will collaboratively work to utilize your strengths and enhance your coping skills. I work with each individual in addressing their primary challenges by constructing an individual goal plan that is in accordance with conquering your biggest challenges and becoming the best version of yourself.
I believe that true mastery of ourselves is within each and every one of us. Each person is unique and this means they have something to offer the world. Sometimes it is a matter of getting out of your own way to see just how unique you really are. I have many years of experience working with people with a wide range of challenges. We will collaboratively work to utilize your strengths and enhance your coping skills. I work with each individual in addressing their primary challenges by constructing an individual goal plan that is in accordance with conquering your biggest challenges and becoming the best version of yourself.
(904) 299-4798 View (904) 299-4798
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Mona E Stribling
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647  (Online Only)
***Accepting new clients. Free phone consultation. Certified in telehealth*** Are you experiencing debilitating sadness or depression that keeps you from enjoying life? Do you feel overwhelming stress or anxiety that affects your school, work, relationships, and health? Are you struggling to heal from traumatic experience - accident, disaster, abuse, loss? Have you tried to solve your problems on your own and realized you need help? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’m glad you’re here. Reaching out for help can be very hard, and you've taken the courageous next step on your path to healing, growing, and thriving.
***Accepting new clients. Free phone consultation. Certified in telehealth*** Are you experiencing debilitating sadness or depression that keeps you from enjoying life? Do you feel overwhelming stress or anxiety that affects your school, work, relationships, and health? Are you struggling to heal from traumatic experience - accident, disaster, abuse, loss? Have you tried to solve your problems on your own and realized you need help? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’m glad you’re here. Reaching out for help can be very hard, and you've taken the courageous next step on your path to healing, growing, and thriving.
(813) 295-6995 View (813) 295-6995
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Jeffrey M Morris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
There are many reasons someone may choose to enter therapy. Some may want to improve their mood or reduce their tendency to worry. Others may need help adjusting to loss or enduring significant changes in life such as retirement, divorce, changing careers, becoming a new parent, or relocation. Still, others are hoping to improve their overall psychological well-being. Some people may desire a safe place where they can build an understanding of their emotional experiences or receive support in a private setting. Whatever your reason for seeking treatment, it is important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable.
There are many reasons someone may choose to enter therapy. Some may want to improve their mood or reduce their tendency to worry. Others may need help adjusting to loss or enduring significant changes in life such as retirement, divorce, changing careers, becoming a new parent, or relocation. Still, others are hoping to improve their overall psychological well-being. Some people may desire a safe place where they can build an understanding of their emotional experiences or receive support in a private setting. Whatever your reason for seeking treatment, it is important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable.
(813) 212-7617 View (813) 212-7617
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Atabex Melendez-Moss
MA, EdS
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
Welcome! Are you looking for ways to support your child’s learning and development? Whether they are preparing to start pre-school or are well into their school experience I am excited to aid you in that journey. With more than 18 years of experience as a School Psychologist I can assist with providing evaluations in English and Spanish to assess for Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Giftedness, Kindergarten Readiness, Developmental Delay and Identifying areas of strengths and needs.
Welcome! Are you looking for ways to support your child’s learning and development? Whether they are preparing to start pre-school or are well into their school experience I am excited to aid you in that journey. With more than 18 years of experience as a School Psychologist I can assist with providing evaluations in English and Spanish to assess for Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Giftedness, Kindergarten Readiness, Developmental Delay and Identifying areas of strengths and needs.
(813) 733-7404 View (813) 733-7404
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Amy Corbin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647  (Online Only)
You're probably scrolling through a long list of clinicians in your area, hoping to find someone's face who looks trustworthy or an introduction that jumps out to you. It can be stressful trying to find a therapist who feels like the right fit. It may take a few tries before you feel like you've found a good match which is completely natural. Let's meet for a free 15-minute consultation to see if we click.
You're probably scrolling through a long list of clinicians in your area, hoping to find someone's face who looks trustworthy or an introduction that jumps out to you. It can be stressful trying to find a therapist who feels like the right fit. It may take a few tries before you feel like you've found a good match which is completely natural. Let's meet for a free 15-minute consultation to see if we click.
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Callie Hill
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
Life can get extremely difficult, leaving you feeling depressed, anxious, and alone. Asking for help doesn't mean you failed or that you are weak, it's quite the opposite. Our strength lies in our ability to be vulnerable and take steps towards change. As your therapist, my first priority is making you feel comfortable and supported sharing your life with me. My therapy room is an open space for you to open up without feeling judged or criticized. With every client I see, I aim to instill hope, trust, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.
Life can get extremely difficult, leaving you feeling depressed, anxious, and alone. Asking for help doesn't mean you failed or that you are weak, it's quite the opposite. Our strength lies in our ability to be vulnerable and take steps towards change. As your therapist, my first priority is making you feel comfortable and supported sharing your life with me. My therapy room is an open space for you to open up without feeling judged or criticized. With every client I see, I aim to instill hope, trust, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.
(813) 592-7083 View (813) 592-7083
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Kathleen Graves
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed clinician, I believe in assisting individuals to find their inner strengths and overcoming stressors and overwhelming feelings in everyday life. I focus on anxiety, depression, parenting skills, and life transitions by utilizing Solution focused therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Person centered, circle of security and Dialectical behavioral therapy. Along with every day stressors, I am trained in and experienced in accelerated resolution therapy ( ART) for current trauma and past trauma. My goal is to help you find your strength and confidence within yourself.
As a licensed clinician, I believe in assisting individuals to find their inner strengths and overcoming stressors and overwhelming feelings in everyday life. I focus on anxiety, depression, parenting skills, and life transitions by utilizing Solution focused therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Person centered, circle of security and Dialectical behavioral therapy. Along with every day stressors, I am trained in and experienced in accelerated resolution therapy ( ART) for current trauma and past trauma. My goal is to help you find your strength and confidence within yourself.
(813) 592-1704 View (813) 592-1704
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Tampa Bay Counseling Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
If you've been struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed, it can quickly become the most frustrating part of your life. Sometimes that feeling of worry can be so strong, things like going to work or out with friends is just too exhausting. It's like a repeating loop of racing thoughts or feeling tense and you can't figure out how to control it. If this goes on long enough, you may find yourself even more overwhelmed. If you're tired of feeling stuck, I'd like to help you overcome this problem and get back to living the life you want.
If you've been struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed, it can quickly become the most frustrating part of your life. Sometimes that feeling of worry can be so strong, things like going to work or out with friends is just too exhausting. It's like a repeating loop of racing thoughts or feeling tense and you can't figure out how to control it. If this goes on long enough, you may find yourself even more overwhelmed. If you're tired of feeling stuck, I'd like to help you overcome this problem and get back to living the life you want.
(813) 829-1815 View (813) 829-1815
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Yolanda Concepcion-Cipriano
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing services in Tampa, Brandon and Wesley Chapel. Counseling services are provided to individuals, couples, children and adolescents. You can expect to be treated with respect and compassion in a safe environment. I specialize in strengthing relationships and enhancing family and marital relationships. My background also involves extensive training and experience in grief counseling, crisis counseling and trauma related issues. Through the counseling process the following issues are typically addressed: anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, trust, self-esteem issues, coping skills, social skills, and anger management.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing services in Tampa, Brandon and Wesley Chapel. Counseling services are provided to individuals, couples, children and adolescents. You can expect to be treated with respect and compassion in a safe environment. I specialize in strengthing relationships and enhancing family and marital relationships. My background also involves extensive training and experience in grief counseling, crisis counseling and trauma related issues. Through the counseling process the following issues are typically addressed: anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, trust, self-esteem issues, coping skills, social skills, and anger management.
(813) 659-5872 View (813) 659-5872
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Alexandra Valentin
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
Bilingual Mental Health Counselor with fluency in Spanish. Proficient in providing caring and methodological counseling services in diverse settings. I assist people in getting through difficult times in their lives., as well as diagnose and treat mental illnesses in my clients. I assist my clients, who include children, adolescents, adults, and families, in developing healthy self-perceptions as calm, whole, and secure.
Bilingual Mental Health Counselor with fluency in Spanish. Proficient in providing caring and methodological counseling services in diverse settings. I assist people in getting through difficult times in their lives., as well as diagnose and treat mental illnesses in my clients. I assist my clients, who include children, adolescents, adults, and families, in developing healthy self-perceptions as calm, whole, and secure.
(813) 212-7269 View (813) 212-7269
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Madeline Colón
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You're a strong person but even those who are strong struggle. Your tank is running on empty and you just want to be happy again. You are use to taking care of everyone else and often your needs come last. My clients come with many strengths but are exhausted in feeling the way they do making life challenging. You don't have to figure it out alone. I will help you tackle the areas in your life that keep you stuck to live a more meaningful and purposeful life.
You're a strong person but even those who are strong struggle. Your tank is running on empty and you just want to be happy again. You are use to taking care of everyone else and often your needs come last. My clients come with many strengths but are exhausted in feeling the way they do making life challenging. You don't have to figure it out alone. I will help you tackle the areas in your life that keep you stuck to live a more meaningful and purposeful life.
(813) 303-1082 View (813) 303-1082
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Kristina Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
If you are an struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, post traumatic symptoms or life stressors, I am here to help. I strive to work with each client in an individualized and non-judgemental manner using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotional Freedom Techniques. Please call today and lets get started on making you all you can be!!
If you are an struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, post traumatic symptoms or life stressors, I am here to help. I strive to work with each client in an individualized and non-judgemental manner using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotional Freedom Techniques. Please call today and lets get started on making you all you can be!!
(813) 669-2686 View (813) 669-2686
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Mary Escudie
Counselor, MEd, MA, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
My clients enjoy a relaxed environment with a professional, kind listener who is skilled in empowering them during challenging times. I use a didactic and compassionate approach. My specific therapy tools change depending on the needs of the individual. Many of my clients have survived painful relationships. I have helped many couples stay married and make their relationships more satisfying. I strive to provide a safe, shame-free environment. Many clients seek my help with divorce or after break up healing. I have also completed post graduate school training in Family mediation, Parent Coordination and Couples Counseling.
My clients enjoy a relaxed environment with a professional, kind listener who is skilled in empowering them during challenging times. I use a didactic and compassionate approach. My specific therapy tools change depending on the needs of the individual. Many of my clients have survived painful relationships. I have helped many couples stay married and make their relationships more satisfying. I strive to provide a safe, shame-free environment. Many clients seek my help with divorce or after break up healing. I have also completed post graduate school training in Family mediation, Parent Coordination and Couples Counseling.
(813) 642-6019 View (813) 642-6019
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Brian Wilson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Meadows, Tampa, FL 33647
There is often not enough time in the day to accomplish our goals and care for ourselves. Responsibilities and commitments can be overwhelming. Raising children, pursuing career advancement, helping aging parents, retirement and coping with losses can leave us emotionally depleted. Such stressors and setbacks can feel even more difficult to manage with the state of affairs in the world. These are challenging times, and working with a skilled psychologist can help you navigate life with success. I am focused on helping you cope with the demands of the modern world through compassion, careful listening and comprehensive psychotherapy.
There is often not enough time in the day to accomplish our goals and care for ourselves. Responsibilities and commitments can be overwhelming. Raising children, pursuing career advancement, helping aging parents, retirement and coping with losses can leave us emotionally depleted. Such stressors and setbacks can feel even more difficult to manage with the state of affairs in the world. These are challenging times, and working with a skilled psychologist can help you navigate life with success. I am focused on helping you cope with the demands of the modern world through compassion, careful listening and comprehensive psychotherapy.
(813) 491-9343 View (813) 491-9343
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Number of Therapists in West Meadows, Tampa, FL

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in West Meadows, Tampa, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
87% Depression
83% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West Meadows, Tampa, FL see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Meadows, 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.