Therapists in Umatilla, FL

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Manuel Alvarez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Umatilla, FL 32784
I received my Ph.D. In Clinical Health Psychology from Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY and then obtained a two-year Fellowship with Dr. Albert Ellis at the Albert Ellis Institute in NYC. My research interest while completing my Ph.D. dissertation, had to do with geriatrics and specifically Alzheimer's Disease and this led me to working in The Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx and then at Staten Island University Hospital. For the past years I have been doing consulting work/psychotherapy in Nursing Home settings and in private practice.
I received my Ph.D. In Clinical Health Psychology from Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY and then obtained a two-year Fellowship with Dr. Albert Ellis at the Albert Ellis Institute in NYC. My research interest while completing my Ph.D. dissertation, had to do with geriatrics and specifically Alzheimer's Disease and this led me to working in The Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx and then at Staten Island University Hospital. For the past years I have been doing consulting work/psychotherapy in Nursing Home settings and in private practice.
(352) 780-7357 View (352) 780-7357
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Barbara Conrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Umatilla, FL 32784
Barbara works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Barbara believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Barbara works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Barbara believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(352) 703-0846 View (352) 703-0846
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Katie Henson
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Umatilla, FL 32784
Katie Henson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2019. She studied for her undergraduate degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University at the Orlando Campus. She completed my graduate internship through the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Troy University's Altamonte Springs campus where she completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Katie furthered her education as a Practicing Registered Intern with LifeStream Behavioral Center and continues to take continuing educations to enhance her knowledge as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor.
Katie Henson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2019. She studied for her undergraduate degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University at the Orlando Campus. She completed my graduate internship through the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Troy University's Altamonte Springs campus where she completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Katie furthered her education as a Practicing Registered Intern with LifeStream Behavioral Center and continues to take continuing educations to enhance her knowledge as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor.
(321) 415-7069 View (321) 415-7069
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Nancy La Pierre
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Umatilla, FL 32784
Lorraine La Pierre is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health industry, 5 of which have been practicing individual therapy with patients between the ages of 20 and 65. Lorraine's experience is varied across many settings including community mental health agencies, day treatment facilities and state and community hospitals. Lorraine treats patients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, mood disorders and some relationship issues.
Lorraine La Pierre is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health industry, 5 of which have been practicing individual therapy with patients between the ages of 20 and 65. Lorraine's experience is varied across many settings including community mental health agencies, day treatment facilities and state and community hospitals. Lorraine treats patients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, mood disorders and some relationship issues.
(352) 329-3653 View (352) 329-3653
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Lishann Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Umatilla, FL 32784
Lishann Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has been practicing since 2024. Lishann aims to help patients become who they are meant to be through therapy. Lishann will help navigate issues that are having a negative impact on everyday functioning. Outside of work, Lishann enjoys reading, brunches, and theme parks.
Lishann Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has been practicing since 2024. Lishann aims to help patients become who they are meant to be through therapy. Lishann will help navigate issues that are having a negative impact on everyday functioning. Outside of work, Lishann enjoys reading, brunches, and theme parks.
(352) 706-0354 View (352) 706-0354
Photo of Amber Conte, Mental Health Counselor in Umatilla, FL
Amber Conte
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Umatilla, FL 32784
As a trauma specialist, I have worked with people of all ages on overcoming past traumas and working towards a better future. If you’ve experienced physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse, I can help. Through the use of genuine empathy and my own personal experiences, I have created an environment conducive to healing. It is never too late to work through the past. Please feel free to check out my profile on our website, www.ljccllc.com
As a trauma specialist, I have worked with people of all ages on overcoming past traumas and working towards a better future. If you’ve experienced physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse, I can help. Through the use of genuine empathy and my own personal experiences, I have created an environment conducive to healing. It is never too late to work through the past. Please feel free to check out my profile on our website, www.ljccllc.com
(407) 543-0463 View (407) 543-0463

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Pamela Hand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP, ICADC, CTT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eustis, FL 32726
Are you finding yourself feeling increasingly anxious? Can't put your finger on what is going on? Finding yourself losing motivation to make it through your days. Only doing the bare minimum to get through? Wondering if things will change, get better? Beginning to be concerned for yourself but brush it off hoping it will just go away? Possibly it is associated with a relationship challenge, loss of a job, or difficulty with a family concern? All of these challenges can block you from feeling your best or able to function. Let's uncover the root of the problem through interventions and develop a plan to get you feeling your best.
Are you finding yourself feeling increasingly anxious? Can't put your finger on what is going on? Finding yourself losing motivation to make it through your days. Only doing the bare minimum to get through? Wondering if things will change, get better? Beginning to be concerned for yourself but brush it off hoping it will just go away? Possibly it is associated with a relationship challenge, loss of a job, or difficulty with a family concern? All of these challenges can block you from feeling your best or able to function. Let's uncover the root of the problem through interventions and develop a plan to get you feeling your best.
(352) 508-4337 View (352) 508-4337
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Patrick Joseph Ward
Verified Verified
Tavares, FL 32778
Dr. Ward has worked in the field of psychology for the past 25 years. He holds 3 clinical licenses, as a Marriage and Family Therapist, School Psychologist, and Mental Health Counselor. He holds 2 certifications in addictions (CAP and SAP), and certification from the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator. Dr. Ward’s experience over the years has led to specialties in individual counseling, group and organizational psychology, testing and evaluations, addictions, issues of abuse, hypnotherapy, and couples and family therapy. Dr. Ward provides intellectual and educational evaluations covering learning issues, ADHD, and child, adolescent, and adult development issues.
Dr. Ward has worked in the field of psychology for the past 25 years. He holds 3 clinical licenses, as a Marriage and Family Therapist, School Psychologist, and Mental Health Counselor. He holds 2 certifications in addictions (CAP and SAP), and certification from the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator. Dr. Ward’s experience over the years has led to specialties in individual counseling, group and organizational psychology, testing and evaluations, addictions, issues of abuse, hypnotherapy, and couples and family therapy. Dr. Ward provides intellectual and educational evaluations covering learning issues, ADHD, and child, adolescent, and adult development issues.
(352) 641-0930 View (352) 641-0930
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Andrea Hamilton
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leesburg, FL 34788  (Online Only)
I possess a bachelor’s in psychology, a master’s in Counselor Education, and an MBA that I obtained from Florida Atlantic University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have worked in the Child Welfare system with children and families for most of my career. However, I have also worked with the substance abuse population, sexually assaulted, and in the prison system throughout Dade and Broward Counties. I have assisted in the start-up of a female therapeutic group home in Broward County and a co-ed group home shelter in Dade County.
I possess a bachelor’s in psychology, a master’s in Counselor Education, and an MBA that I obtained from Florida Atlantic University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have worked in the Child Welfare system with children and families for most of my career. However, I have also worked with the substance abuse population, sexually assaulted, and in the prison system throughout Dade and Broward Counties. I have assisted in the start-up of a female therapeutic group home in Broward County and a co-ed group home shelter in Dade County.
(754) 203-4557 View (754) 203-4557
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Brian DePalma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Leesburg, FL 34788
Hi! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), based in Florida. I got my Masters at a holistic-therapy school called CIIS and I've been practicing with a full-spectrum of populations for 7 years!
Hi! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), based in Florida. I got my Masters at a holistic-therapy school called CIIS and I've been practicing with a full-spectrum of populations for 7 years!
(561) 924-1832 View (561) 924-1832
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Denise Etherton
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Leesburg, FL 34788  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist you can identify with, feeling heard & accepted can be a challenging feat. Therapists are not one size fits all. We are people with problems, just like you. I offer you over 20 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse treatment world. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology (2001) and a graduate degree (2006) in professional counseling. With working 10 of those years in a hospital setting, I also have a decent handle on possible medical issues you might need to be referred for.
Finding a therapist you can identify with, feeling heard & accepted can be a challenging feat. Therapists are not one size fits all. We are people with problems, just like you. I offer you over 20 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse treatment world. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology (2001) and a graduate degree (2006) in professional counseling. With working 10 of those years in a hospital setting, I also have a decent handle on possible medical issues you might need to be referred for.
(352) 290-7511 View (352) 290-7511
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Altagrace L. Gustave
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leesburg, FL 34788  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! My name is Grace. Have you been struggling with living in the moment because of your past or possible future? Wishing you could make peace with things and experience the life you were meant to live? I guide late teens and adults in navigating through the intricacies of their mind, so that they become empowered by their experiences, rather than emotionally burdened by them.
Hello and welcome! My name is Grace. Have you been struggling with living in the moment because of your past or possible future? Wishing you could make peace with things and experience the life you were meant to live? I guide late teens and adults in navigating through the intricacies of their mind, so that they become empowered by their experiences, rather than emotionally burdened by them.
(305) 487-8576 View (305) 487-8576
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Kevin Carson Barker
Counselor, MS, LMHC, Super
Verified Verified
Eustis, FL 32726
Freedom, Compassion, and Hope lies within every individual and can be gained through a healthy therapeutic relationship. Finding Freedom from everyday struggles in a Compassionate atmosphere is where Hope can be found. If you desire to find these in your life you owe it to yourself to come and work with me. Let's work on a plan that suits who you are and addresses your specific needs. Collaboration is key to unlocking your full potential. Lets start this journey of self discovery and healing today.
Freedom, Compassion, and Hope lies within every individual and can be gained through a healthy therapeutic relationship. Finding Freedom from everyday struggles in a Compassionate atmosphere is where Hope can be found. If you desire to find these in your life you owe it to yourself to come and work with me. Let's work on a plan that suits who you are and addresses your specific needs. Collaboration is key to unlocking your full potential. Lets start this journey of self discovery and healing today.
(352) 614-0059 View (352) 614-0059
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Alexandra Perkinson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Mount Dora, FL 32757  (Online Only)
I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor currently providing virtual therapy sessions within the State of Florida. Over the past ten years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside those struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, codependency, and trauma. I have worked at various levels of care including inpatient and outpatient settings in the United States and abroad and also supported loved ones and family members of those struggling with eating disorders via coaching sessions.
I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor currently providing virtual therapy sessions within the State of Florida. Over the past ten years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside those struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, codependency, and trauma. I have worked at various levels of care including inpatient and outpatient settings in the United States and abroad and also supported loved ones and family members of those struggling with eating disorders via coaching sessions.
(352) 645-3297 View (352) 645-3297
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Joey Caggiano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSFP, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tavares, FL 32778
Are you struggling to find a competent therapist who does more than simply nods in agreement? Are you looking for someone to help battle depression and anxiety and maybe some unresolved trauma? Look no further! We live in stressful times and sometimes it feels likes our minds can be our own worst enemy. Whether you’re struggling with self doubt, negative thoughts, thoughts of self harm or maybe even suicidal thoughts, I can help! Let’s work together to build coping skills to face challenges life may throw at us. As a therapist with a disability , I have unique insight into those who think differently and make therapy enjoyable.
Are you struggling to find a competent therapist who does more than simply nods in agreement? Are you looking for someone to help battle depression and anxiety and maybe some unresolved trauma? Look no further! We live in stressful times and sometimes it feels likes our minds can be our own worst enemy. Whether you’re struggling with self doubt, negative thoughts, thoughts of self harm or maybe even suicidal thoughts, I can help! Let’s work together to build coping skills to face challenges life may throw at us. As a therapist with a disability , I have unique insight into those who think differently and make therapy enjoyable.
(352) 618-6732 View (352) 618-6732
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Tristan Faith PhD, LMHC,
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tavares, FL 32778
I focuse on the internal and external processes of a client. My PhD research was on the effects of trauma and how to heal trauma. Through a process of releasing the cellular memory of the past and finding empowerment/self love, in addition to positive communication, one is able to move forward in a happy and healthy way. I also ran a 5 star addiction program for a psych hospital. For over 25 years I have used hypnosis, regression therapy including past life work and meditation. My clients report loving the results. These therapies help heal trauma, anxiety, depression, and give insight into negative patterns.
I focuse on the internal and external processes of a client. My PhD research was on the effects of trauma and how to heal trauma. Through a process of releasing the cellular memory of the past and finding empowerment/self love, in addition to positive communication, one is able to move forward in a happy and healthy way. I also ran a 5 star addiction program for a psych hospital. For over 25 years I have used hypnosis, regression therapy including past life work and meditation. My clients report loving the results. These therapies help heal trauma, anxiety, depression, and give insight into negative patterns.
(352) 292-8410 View (352) 292-8410
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Comprehensive Psychological & Assessment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tavares, FL 32778
Comprehensive Psychological & Assessment Services provides effective, accessible & affordable psychological counseling and evaluations. Our licensed counselors will meet with you as quickly as possible, to explore what is hurting you right now. Our proven services focus on helping you with self-esteem issues, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress-management or other emotional issues. Our team of professional staff is ready to answer your questions on the phone or by email. CPAS has offices in Tavares & Orlando to make it convenient for you. "We make it easy to take the first step." Contact us today or visit our website.
Comprehensive Psychological & Assessment Services provides effective, accessible & affordable psychological counseling and evaluations. Our licensed counselors will meet with you as quickly as possible, to explore what is hurting you right now. Our proven services focus on helping you with self-esteem issues, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress-management or other emotional issues. Our team of professional staff is ready to answer your questions on the phone or by email. CPAS has offices in Tavares & Orlando to make it convenient for you. "We make it easy to take the first step." Contact us today or visit our website.
(352) 201-3762 View (352) 201-3762
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Connally Taylor Barry
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Altoona, FL 32702
Dr. Connally Barry offers therapy with adults, teenagers, and children with the main goal of helping her clients become the best version of themselves! She believes that with empathy, evidence-based practices, and the right cognitive exercises, anyone can cope with life stressors. She specializes in anxiety, depression, transitions, coping skills, family discord, and postpartum distress. She also enjoys working with the LGBTQIA+ population. Dr. Barry completed her Doctorate of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University and completed her clinical training at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Connally Barry offers therapy with adults, teenagers, and children with the main goal of helping her clients become the best version of themselves! She believes that with empathy, evidence-based practices, and the right cognitive exercises, anyone can cope with life stressors. She specializes in anxiety, depression, transitions, coping skills, family discord, and postpartum distress. She also enjoys working with the LGBTQIA+ population. Dr. Barry completed her Doctorate of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University and completed her clinical training at the University of South Florida.
(407) 439-2230 View (407) 439-2230
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Gloria M Hernandez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leesburg, FL 34788
Are you going through depression, anxiety, long-lasting effects of trauma, adjustment to new cultures, or dealing with children and adolescents with behavioral problems? Are you part of a minority facing bigotry and adaptation to the main culture; or having relational problems preventing you from having the good life you deserve? In a few words, are you a human being who is struggling to be the best that you can be? If your answer is yes to one of these questions then, you are the client I want to serve.
Are you going through depression, anxiety, long-lasting effects of trauma, adjustment to new cultures, or dealing with children and adolescents with behavioral problems? Are you part of a minority facing bigotry and adaptation to the main culture; or having relational problems preventing you from having the good life you deserve? In a few words, are you a human being who is struggling to be the best that you can be? If your answer is yes to one of these questions then, you are the client I want to serve.
(305) 676-9421 View (305) 676-9421
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Nathasha Christopher-Henry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Dora, FL 32757  (Online Only)
Hello, Are you feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope with difficult emotions? Do you find yourself struggling to manage daily activities or relationships? If so, you're not alone. Many people experience mental health challenges at some point in their lives, and seeking help is a courageous first step towards healing and growth. As an licensed clinical social worker, I'm trained to provide evidence-based therapeutic interventions that can help you overcome emotional and psychological challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or any other mental health concern, I'm here to listen
Hello, Are you feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope with difficult emotions? Do you find yourself struggling to manage daily activities or relationships? If so, you're not alone. Many people experience mental health challenges at some point in their lives, and seeking help is a courageous first step towards healing and growth. As an licensed clinical social worker, I'm trained to provide evidence-based therapeutic interventions that can help you overcome emotional and psychological challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or any other mental health concern, I'm here to listen
(407) 904-6326 View (407) 904-6326

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Umatilla, FL

< 10

Therapists in Umatilla, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
50% Life Transitions
33% Child
33% ADHD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Humana

How Therapists in Umatilla, FL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Umatilla?

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.