Therapists in Thonotosassa, FL

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Joseph Monteleone
Counselor, LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Thonotosassa, FL 33592  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Joe Monteleone. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My job is to give you tools which will enable you to be a driver rather than a passenger on the road of life. I offer in-home counseling if you live in Brandon, Riverview, Seffner, Valrico, Dover, Thonotosassa, or Plant City. Doing in-home counseling allows me to work with you in your natural environment, rather than in a sterile office setting. Video sessions are also available, after the initial session. I offer day, evening, and some Saturday appointments. My dream is to help you realize yours.
Hello my name is Joe Monteleone. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My job is to give you tools which will enable you to be a driver rather than a passenger on the road of life. I offer in-home counseling if you live in Brandon, Riverview, Seffner, Valrico, Dover, Thonotosassa, or Plant City. Doing in-home counseling allows me to work with you in your natural environment, rather than in a sterile office setting. Video sessions are also available, after the initial session. I offer day, evening, and some Saturday appointments. My dream is to help you realize yours.
(813) 946-6418 View (813) 946-6418
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Jelyn Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
Hello! I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida. I’ve worked with issues including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, chronic impulsivity, ADHD, coping skills, social skills, developmental disorders, family conflict, grief, learning disabilities, parenting, relationship issues, self esteem, and acculturation conflict. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Behavior Modification, Solution Focused, Emotion-Focused, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Existential modalities. I have extensive experience with adults, children, adolescents and families, and with inpatient and outpatient and juvenile rehabilitative programs.
Hello! I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida. I’ve worked with issues including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, chronic impulsivity, ADHD, coping skills, social skills, developmental disorders, family conflict, grief, learning disabilities, parenting, relationship issues, self esteem, and acculturation conflict. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Behavior Modification, Solution Focused, Emotion-Focused, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Existential modalities. I have extensive experience with adults, children, adolescents and families, and with inpatient and outpatient and juvenile rehabilitative programs.
(954) 787-4627 View (954) 787-4627
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Christina Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Thonotosassa, FL 33592  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with anxiety? Are you living in a marriage that no longer fulfills you? Do you find yourself wondering if you are enough for your children? You're asking yourself "what if I have a panic attack, what if my husband leaves me, what if I fail?" Do you ask yourself "who am I and what do I want out of life?" If any of this sounds like you, you are not alone. You deserve to live a life free of anxiety. You deserve to have a marriage where the communication flows and expectations are met. You deserve to live a life without fear of the "what if's".
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with anxiety? Are you living in a marriage that no longer fulfills you? Do you find yourself wondering if you are enough for your children? You're asking yourself "what if I have a panic attack, what if my husband leaves me, what if I fail?" Do you ask yourself "who am I and what do I want out of life?" If any of this sounds like you, you are not alone. You deserve to live a life free of anxiety. You deserve to have a marriage where the communication flows and expectations are met. You deserve to live a life without fear of the "what if's".
(850) 403-5727 View (850) 403-5727

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Natalie Suazo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brandon, FL 33511  (Online Only)
Natalie has worked in the mental health field for 12 years, specializing with clients who find themselves perpetually engulfed in chaos without understanding its origins. Many of them struggle with self-esteem, stress management, and face difficulties in managing conflicts effectively. Through the integration of values work and attachment style therapy, clients are able to uncover the underlying causes of their turmoil. Natalie’s goal is to help individuals who feel they cannot find peace in their lives, teaching them strategies to achieve inner tranquility and navigate life's challenges with greater ease and confidence.
Natalie has worked in the mental health field for 12 years, specializing with clients who find themselves perpetually engulfed in chaos without understanding its origins. Many of them struggle with self-esteem, stress management, and face difficulties in managing conflicts effectively. Through the integration of values work and attachment style therapy, clients are able to uncover the underlying causes of their turmoil. Natalie’s goal is to help individuals who feel they cannot find peace in their lives, teaching them strategies to achieve inner tranquility and navigate life's challenges with greater ease and confidence.
(813) 213-4307 View (813) 213-4307
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Borum and Associates LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plant City, FL 33565
If you are on this page and reading this profile chances are that you or someone you love is going through a tough time. Searching for someone to talk with about your concerns can be a daunting task. There are so many choices and all counselors are not created equal. You want someone who will listen to your problems, won't judge you, and can offer some insight and guidance through the difficult times. Our counselors have over fifty years of experience in the helping fields and are here to help and guide you. Let's get started.
If you are on this page and reading this profile chances are that you or someone you love is going through a tough time. Searching for someone to talk with about your concerns can be a daunting task. There are so many choices and all counselors are not created equal. You want someone who will listen to your problems, won't judge you, and can offer some insight and guidance through the difficult times. Our counselors have over fifty years of experience in the helping fields and are here to help and guide you. Let's get started.
(863) 659-4325 View (863) 659-4325
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Millyan Cabrera
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33613  (Online Only)
I believe that positive change and growth are possible at any age or stage of life. I will work with you to identify challenges, set goals and develop a plan to reach your goals so that you can find fulfillment and peace. My approach to counseling is practical, short-term and solution-focused. I work with teens and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment to life changes and transitions such as divorce, work/life balance. I also work with couples looking to improve their relationship.
I believe that positive change and growth are possible at any age or stage of life. I will work with you to identify challenges, set goals and develop a plan to reach your goals so that you can find fulfillment and peace. My approach to counseling is practical, short-term and solution-focused. I work with teens and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment to life changes and transitions such as divorce, work/life balance. I also work with couples looking to improve their relationship.
(813) 391-3610 View (813) 391-3610
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Dr. Larry English
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, NCC (f)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33617
I am first and foremost a multicultural clinician. I have over 30 years experience and have worked with many populations: all gender descriptions, the GLBTIQ2-S populations and several ethnic populations. I have been fortunate to travel extensively, and experience various cultures. I often use eastern philosophies and material that are utilized by leading evidence based clinicians to enhance the counseling experience. I have a doctorate in Clinical Counselor Education and Supervision.
I am first and foremost a multicultural clinician. I have over 30 years experience and have worked with many populations: all gender descriptions, the GLBTIQ2-S populations and several ethnic populations. I have been fortunate to travel extensively, and experience various cultures. I often use eastern philosophies and material that are utilized by leading evidence based clinicians to enhance the counseling experience. I have a doctorate in Clinical Counselor Education and Supervision.
(813) 694-1860 View (813) 694-1860
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Jason A Tompkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33605
Is life hard or harder than it used to be? Do you find that you are confronted by some of the same problems in your life over and over again? Are you on the brink of divorce or separation? Has it been way too long since you've felt really happy? I am available to help you find the answers to these and other questions that can lead you to a more fulfilling life. I work with a variety of people experiencing a complicated struggles and want to learn how they can move into living their best life. My practice focuses on helping people understand why they get caught in repetitive patterns that leads to an unfulfilling life.
Is life hard or harder than it used to be? Do you find that you are confronted by some of the same problems in your life over and over again? Are you on the brink of divorce or separation? Has it been way too long since you've felt really happy? I am available to help you find the answers to these and other questions that can lead you to a more fulfilling life. I work with a variety of people experiencing a complicated struggles and want to learn how they can move into living their best life. My practice focuses on helping people understand why they get caught in repetitive patterns that leads to an unfulfilling life.
(813) 534-5510 View (813) 534-5510
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Catherine Cadotte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brandon, FL 33511
Do you feel like you don’t belong or are feeling scared to put yourself out there? Despite wanting to work on healing, you feel overwhelmed and don’t understand why you keep feeling stuck? Are you exploring your identity and place in life, and are ready to take those steps toward change? These feelings of being alone, helpless and lost are universal, and sometimes we need some help walking on the path towards healing. Together, side by side, you and I can get closer to who you want to be and how you want to feel.
Do you feel like you don’t belong or are feeling scared to put yourself out there? Despite wanting to work on healing, you feel overwhelmed and don’t understand why you keep feeling stuck? Are you exploring your identity and place in life, and are ready to take those steps toward change? These feelings of being alone, helpless and lost are universal, and sometimes we need some help walking on the path towards healing. Together, side by side, you and I can get closer to who you want to be and how you want to feel.
(813) 773-5518 View (813) 773-5518
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Catalyst Center for Change LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP, CST, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33610
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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Flourishing In Your Purpose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCATP, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33647  (Online Only)
As someone who has experienced their own childhood trauma, ADHD, and anxiety diagnoses I understand firsthand what it feels like to struggle with these issues and to feel misunderstood or unsupported.
As someone who has experienced their own childhood trauma, ADHD, and anxiety diagnoses I understand firsthand what it feels like to struggle with these issues and to feel misunderstood or unsupported.
(561) 783-3483 View (561) 783-3483
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Grow and Glow Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brandon, FL 33508
Grow & Glow Behavioral Health's mission is to create a culture of well-being though mind, body, and spirit by addressing the whole person, so that you can become the version of yourself that you always envisioned. Mental Health treatment should not be a one-size fits all but rather an individualized and custom approach that focuses on the best way to meet your goals and needs.
Grow & Glow Behavioral Health's mission is to create a culture of well-being though mind, body, and spirit by addressing the whole person, so that you can become the version of yourself that you always envisioned. Mental Health treatment should not be a one-size fits all but rather an individualized and custom approach that focuses on the best way to meet your goals and needs.
(813) 710-5686 View (813) 710-5686
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Breanna Adams
PsyS
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33637
Why Choose Us? "Building on your child's strengths" - emphasizes the importance of focusing on a child's unique abilities and talents. It suggests that by identifying and nurturing these strengths, we can help children reach their full potential and achieve success in their own way. It encourages parents and educators to take a positive and proactive approach to education, rather than solely focusing on weaknesses or areas of improvement. By recognizing and building on a child's strengths, we can create a supportive and empowering environment that fosters growth and self-confidence.
Why Choose Us? "Building on your child's strengths" - emphasizes the importance of focusing on a child's unique abilities and talents. It suggests that by identifying and nurturing these strengths, we can help children reach their full potential and achieve success in their own way. It encourages parents and educators to take a positive and proactive approach to education, rather than solely focusing on weaknesses or areas of improvement. By recognizing and building on a child's strengths, we can create a supportive and empowering environment that fosters growth and self-confidence.
(813) 670-9965 View (813) 670-9965
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Raven Hicks
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brandon, FL 33511
We all seek therapy for a variety of reasons. I find the main reason is to be heard free of judgement. My role as your therapist is to create a space for you to find wellness. I find the opportunity a pleasure to collaborate with you to achieve your highest quality life. I provide therapy to individuals, children, and families, in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment. If you are here, you have already taken a huge step toward positive change, and for that I am proud. Trust me, I know that it may not be the easiest decision.
We all seek therapy for a variety of reasons. I find the main reason is to be heard free of judgement. My role as your therapist is to create a space for you to find wellness. I find the opportunity a pleasure to collaborate with you to achieve your highest quality life. I provide therapy to individuals, children, and families, in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment. If you are here, you have already taken a huge step toward positive change, and for that I am proud. Trust me, I know that it may not be the easiest decision.
(727) 353-2262 View (727) 353-2262
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Michelle M. Hawks
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33620
Are you ready to live your best life, but feel overwhelmed, stuck, and unsure how to manage your life, your relationships, and your emotions? Does life feel inauthentic and unbalanced? When life feels this way, it may seem like the whole world is collapsing around you. Remaining complacent won't change the situation. The first step is taking action to change things.
Are you ready to live your best life, but feel overwhelmed, stuck, and unsure how to manage your life, your relationships, and your emotions? Does life feel inauthentic and unbalanced? When life feels this way, it may seem like the whole world is collapsing around you. Remaining complacent won't change the situation. The first step is taking action to change things.
(321) 244-3447 View (321) 244-3447
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Tampa Bay Testing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33610
Tampa Bay Testing specializes in comprehensive psychological/diagnostic evaluation. The purpose of psychological assessment varies but is essential when attempting to pinpoint an accurate diagnosis and provide educational and treatment recommendations for children, adolescents and adults. Early identification of problem areas and their causes can prevent long term negative effects. If you are considering an evaluation for yourself or your child, you have come to the right place. Additionally, the most current and effective treatments are provided once goals are identified. Consultative, coaching and training services are available as well.
Tampa Bay Testing specializes in comprehensive psychological/diagnostic evaluation. The purpose of psychological assessment varies but is essential when attempting to pinpoint an accurate diagnosis and provide educational and treatment recommendations for children, adolescents and adults. Early identification of problem areas and their causes can prevent long term negative effects. If you are considering an evaluation for yourself or your child, you have come to the right place. Additionally, the most current and effective treatments are provided once goals are identified. Consultative, coaching and training services are available as well.
(813) 902-3116 View (813) 902-3116
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Ellie Holmberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33605
Do you feel overwhelmed by life? Everything is just piling on? Maybe you’re just struggling to feel like yourself, or questioning who you really are. Therapy becomes a pivotal space to navigate and understand these emotions, fostering a journey towards healing and self-discovery. My passion lies in assisting individuals through this discomfort, aiming to help them to tap into their inherent strengths, unearth fresh perspectives, and ultimately embrace their authentic selves. Together, we embark on a transformative path toward realizing your full potential and living in alignment with your own truth.
Do you feel overwhelmed by life? Everything is just piling on? Maybe you’re just struggling to feel like yourself, or questioning who you really are. Therapy becomes a pivotal space to navigate and understand these emotions, fostering a journey towards healing and self-discovery. My passion lies in assisting individuals through this discomfort, aiming to help them to tap into their inherent strengths, unearth fresh perspectives, and ultimately embrace their authentic selves. Together, we embark on a transformative path toward realizing your full potential and living in alignment with your own truth.
(727) 788-3906 View (727) 788-3906
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Michelle Devlugt
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33610  (Online Only)
I am an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapist. I also use traditional talk therapy with my clients. My therapeutic approach is based on the individual's specific needs. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of therapy that enables you to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. No longer does your past have to be your present. If it is causing you distress, there are interventions that you can use to transcend your suffering. I would love to assist you on your journey of healing. Let us work together to decide what would be the best approach for you.
I am an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapist. I also use traditional talk therapy with my clients. My therapeutic approach is based on the individual's specific needs. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of therapy that enables you to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. No longer does your past have to be your present. If it is causing you distress, there are interventions that you can use to transcend your suffering. I would love to assist you on your journey of healing. Let us work together to decide what would be the best approach for you.
(239) 977-8166 View (239) 977-8166
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Patricia Hernandez Poudevida
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brandon, FL 33508
Feelings of worry, high levels of stress and sadness can sometimes be overwhelming. Let me tell you, you are not alone. Many people have a hard time sharing their thoughts and feelings but this can be strengthened with practice. A therapeutic environment is a place of openness, safety, and growth. Therapy is the most important work you will do for yourself and the ones you love.
Feelings of worry, high levels of stress and sadness can sometimes be overwhelming. Let me tell you, you are not alone. Many people have a hard time sharing their thoughts and feelings but this can be strengthened with practice. A therapeutic environment is a place of openness, safety, and growth. Therapy is the most important work you will do for yourself and the ones you love.
(813) 400-0375 View (813) 400-0375
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Spencer Thorpe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RBT
Verified Verified
Brandon, FL 33511
Hello, my name is Spencer Thorpe and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Behavior Technician. I have received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Tampa, and my Master of Social Work from the University of South Florida. I have a mastery of assessment through behavioral observation as well as systems theory. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solutions Focused and Family Systems interventions. I rely on evidenced based techniques to maximize effectiveness of therapy. I strive to improve quality of life for my clients and families.
Hello, my name is Spencer Thorpe and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Behavior Technician. I have received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Tampa, and my Master of Social Work from the University of South Florida. I have a mastery of assessment through behavioral observation as well as systems theory. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solutions Focused and Family Systems interventions. I rely on evidenced based techniques to maximize effectiveness of therapy. I strive to improve quality of life for my clients and families.
(941) 300-5495 View (941) 300-5495

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Number of Therapists in Thonotosassa, FL

< 10

Therapists in Thonotosassa, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Divorce
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Oscar Health

How Therapists in Thonotosassa, FL see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Thonotosassa?

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.