Therapists in Valrico, FL

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Mary Weiss
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33594
Mary is a board-certified licensed mental health counselor in Florida as well as a board-certified licensed professional counselor in Michigan. With close to 20 years of experience, Mary can assist you in overcoming many of the life challenges we all face. Her eclectic approach to therapy is very relaxed, non-judgmental, and respectful. Mary’s education and professional background in both mind and body provide a unique and effective therapeutic experience. She is sensitive to your needs as well as your past and present life experiences.
Mary is a board-certified licensed mental health counselor in Florida as well as a board-certified licensed professional counselor in Michigan. With close to 20 years of experience, Mary can assist you in overcoming many of the life challenges we all face. Her eclectic approach to therapy is very relaxed, non-judgmental, and respectful. Mary’s education and professional background in both mind and body provide a unique and effective therapeutic experience. She is sensitive to your needs as well as your past and present life experiences.
(786) 743-4978 View (786) 743-4978
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Susan Lewis
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33594
Sometimes life is hard, and navigating the many challenges can be overwhelming.Your current challenge might be a health diagnosis, depression, relationship issues, family stress, or any of the many other situations of daily life. I believe that I can assist you in developing a plan for success. My goal is to guide you in learning new skills, or to remind you of skills you already have to diminish anxiety and move forward in life. My only requirement from you is a desire to grow!
Sometimes life is hard, and navigating the many challenges can be overwhelming.Your current challenge might be a health diagnosis, depression, relationship issues, family stress, or any of the many other situations of daily life. I believe that I can assist you in developing a plan for success. My goal is to guide you in learning new skills, or to remind you of skills you already have to diminish anxiety and move forward in life. My only requirement from you is a desire to grow!
(813) 375-0009 View (813) 375-0009
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Courtney Del Rosario
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33596
Hi there. I have been counseling for the past 10 years and love helping adults struggling with substance use, depression, trauma, and anxiety. I seek to help empower the mind and heal the heart to experience freedom from burdens. Whether your goal is to reduce substance use, stop completely, or receive freedom from mental health struggles I have strategies to help you.
Hi there. I have been counseling for the past 10 years and love helping adults struggling with substance use, depression, trauma, and anxiety. I seek to help empower the mind and heal the heart to experience freedom from burdens. Whether your goal is to reduce substance use, stop completely, or receive freedom from mental health struggles I have strategies to help you.
(813) 776-3647 View (813) 776-3647
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Amera Thomas
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33594
Hello! My name is Amera Thomas, and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I am an advocate for mindfulness, self-sufficiency, autonomy, and pleasure activism. I am a certified yoga instructor and a doctoral candidate. I will meet you with a nonjudgmental and compassionate ear as well as a goal of collaborating with you to help you become the most confident version of yourself. I look forward to supporting and encouraging your growth! I encourage young adults, women, and people of color, especially in the LGBTQI+ community, to connect with me for a culturally informed and sensitive therapeutic experience.
Hello! My name is Amera Thomas, and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I am an advocate for mindfulness, self-sufficiency, autonomy, and pleasure activism. I am a certified yoga instructor and a doctoral candidate. I will meet you with a nonjudgmental and compassionate ear as well as a goal of collaborating with you to help you become the most confident version of yourself. I look forward to supporting and encouraging your growth! I encourage young adults, women, and people of color, especially in the LGBTQI+ community, to connect with me for a culturally informed and sensitive therapeutic experience.
(904) 977-8437 View (904) 977-8437
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Jayme Chambers
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33596
I'm passionate about helping all of my clients feel better about themselves and their current life situations. Therapy can be really beneficial to help find out who you are and learn coping skills on how to deal with daily life. Sometimes it just helps to have someone you can talk with and feel supported by. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Integrative Therapy to help deal with anxiety, anger, depression, self-esteem, and life issues. I know it can be difficult, so I'm here to help! Please reach out to my website to schedule an appt with me or one of my other clinicians today!
I'm passionate about helping all of my clients feel better about themselves and their current life situations. Therapy can be really beneficial to help find out who you are and learn coping skills on how to deal with daily life. Sometimes it just helps to have someone you can talk with and feel supported by. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Integrative Therapy to help deal with anxiety, anger, depression, self-esteem, and life issues. I know it can be difficult, so I'm here to help! Please reach out to my website to schedule an appt with me or one of my other clinicians today!
(727) 295-2834 View (727) 295-2834
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Composure Counseling, LLC
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33596
At Composure Counseling LLC, we believe in helping our clients find their composure in life. Whether you have been struggling with some recent changes or long-term concerns, therapy can help you explore ways to find inner peace. If you are experiencing difficulties in your life that you feel you can no longer keep avoiding, we are here for you. Are you feeling anxious, exhausted, burned out, distant from loved ones or using substances to cope? We can help you learn new ways to find calmness in your life again. We offer individual, couples, family therapy and medication management services through telehealth sessions. Reach out today
At Composure Counseling LLC, we believe in helping our clients find their composure in life. Whether you have been struggling with some recent changes or long-term concerns, therapy can help you explore ways to find inner peace. If you are experiencing difficulties in your life that you feel you can no longer keep avoiding, we are here for you. Are you feeling anxious, exhausted, burned out, distant from loved ones or using substances to cope? We can help you learn new ways to find calmness in your life again. We offer individual, couples, family therapy and medication management services through telehealth sessions. Reach out today
(813) 638-0487 View (813) 638-0487
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Matita Martin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33596
Unsure about therapy? Let’s see if therapy is right for you. Do you always find yourself reacting to situations when you are angry? Do you have trouble regulating your emotions? Do you procrastinate? You know what you need to do but somehow struggle or cannot seems to get yourself to do it. Have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships? Has something traumatic happened? Do you use substances to cope but prefer healthier ways of coping? Do you often feel anxious, tired, or overwhelmed? Do you cry for unknown reasons? Fearful, afraid or mind crafts negative thoughts charades? If any of this sounds like you, give therapy a try!
Unsure about therapy? Let’s see if therapy is right for you. Do you always find yourself reacting to situations when you are angry? Do you have trouble regulating your emotions? Do you procrastinate? You know what you need to do but somehow struggle or cannot seems to get yourself to do it. Have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships? Has something traumatic happened? Do you use substances to cope but prefer healthier ways of coping? Do you often feel anxious, tired, or overwhelmed? Do you cry for unknown reasons? Fearful, afraid or mind crafts negative thoughts charades? If any of this sounds like you, give therapy a try!
(813) 592-7309 View (813) 592-7309
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Michael J. Kyser
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33596
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and an Accelerated Resolution Therapist. I am also EDIT™ Certified I Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician working with teens and adults. In the beginning of my counseling career, I served individuals in the substance abuse population where I worked with women, men, adolescents, and young adults suffering from drug addiction. Fast forward to today, I continue the practice of my past experiences and I specialize in working with individuals who have trauma (PTSD, C-PTSD), anxiety, SUD, depression, life transitions, LGBTQ+, (especially trans individuals), sex issues, and couples/marital issues.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and an Accelerated Resolution Therapist. I am also EDIT™ Certified I Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician working with teens and adults. In the beginning of my counseling career, I served individuals in the substance abuse population where I worked with women, men, adolescents, and young adults suffering from drug addiction. Fast forward to today, I continue the practice of my past experiences and I specialize in working with individuals who have trauma (PTSD, C-PTSD), anxiety, SUD, depression, life transitions, LGBTQ+, (especially trans individuals), sex issues, and couples/marital issues.
(863) 265-1795 View (863) 265-1795
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Dona Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CCTP, EMDR, QS CSW
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33594
Thank you for reaching out to become your own best friend. Know that I appreciate the challenges that can go along with finding the right therapist and am grateful for your search in doing so. My therapeutic approach as an EMDR-trained clinician is collaborative, supportive, and geared toward your individual needs. Utilizing evidence-based therapies, you can anticipate learning adaptive coping tools, ways to increase emotional resilience, and effective communication strategies. My goal is for you to feel safe while being vulnerable, to have your story heard without judgement, and your experiences validated. www.ddaviscmhc.com
Thank you for reaching out to become your own best friend. Know that I appreciate the challenges that can go along with finding the right therapist and am grateful for your search in doing so. My therapeutic approach as an EMDR-trained clinician is collaborative, supportive, and geared toward your individual needs. Utilizing evidence-based therapies, you can anticipate learning adaptive coping tools, ways to increase emotional resilience, and effective communication strategies. My goal is for you to feel safe while being vulnerable, to have your story heard without judgement, and your experiences validated. www.ddaviscmhc.com
(813) 536-6735 View (813) 536-6735
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Christa Jallorina Christian Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33596  (Online Only)
In 2018, Because of the busyness in Northern Virginia, I opened an online practice to make Christian counseling more accessible. After moving to Florida, I expanded the services. I am licensed as an LCSW in both Virginia and Florida. You can receive professional support from the comfort of your own space. I enjoy working with individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, depression, relationship difficulties and stress management. I tailor your counseling experience to you, using worksheets, talk therapy, art, DBT workbooks, CBT and a variety of other research-based methods.
In 2018, Because of the busyness in Northern Virginia, I opened an online practice to make Christian counseling more accessible. After moving to Florida, I expanded the services. I am licensed as an LCSW in both Virginia and Florida. You can receive professional support from the comfort of your own space. I enjoy working with individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, depression, relationship difficulties and stress management. I tailor your counseling experience to you, using worksheets, talk therapy, art, DBT workbooks, CBT and a variety of other research-based methods.
(813) 590-1559 View (813) 590-1559
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Deva Martinez
Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33596  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Deva. Welcome and thank you for taking the time to take care of yourself. All change begins with awareness; awareness of self, a problem or even awareness of that bothersome feeling that you can’t put a finger on. I believe that we are all doing the best we can at any given time but when we have that awareness and insight, we can begin to do better for ourselves and make the changes to improve our quality of life. I work with Adults who are motivated to improve their lives and empower themselves to live life to the fullest.
Hi, I’m Deva. Welcome and thank you for taking the time to take care of yourself. All change begins with awareness; awareness of self, a problem or even awareness of that bothersome feeling that you can’t put a finger on. I believe that we are all doing the best we can at any given time but when we have that awareness and insight, we can begin to do better for ourselves and make the changes to improve our quality of life. I work with Adults who are motivated to improve their lives and empower themselves to live life to the fullest.
(813) 212-7836 View (813) 212-7836
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Laura Tillman
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33596
Navigating life transitions can be tricky. At times, our day to day can seem overwhelming and feel chaotic. Therapy can help us navigate through the ups and downs we experience and can give us the skills to handle those difficult life challenges. A warm, accepting therapeutic relationship is an important aspect to help promote the whatever changes you may want to make in your life. Weather you are wanting to stabilize your mood, manage your anxiety, or simply need support while moving through life transitions, I am here to help.
Navigating life transitions can be tricky. At times, our day to day can seem overwhelming and feel chaotic. Therapy can help us navigate through the ups and downs we experience and can give us the skills to handle those difficult life challenges. A warm, accepting therapeutic relationship is an important aspect to help promote the whatever changes you may want to make in your life. Weather you are wanting to stabilize your mood, manage your anxiety, or simply need support while moving through life transitions, I am here to help.
(813) 588-4700 x2 View (813) 588-4700 x2
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Katie Pollak Psy.D. / Indigo Counseling LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33596
The excitement and hope you felt when you first found out you were going to have a baby have transformed into anxiety and doubt. You love this child more than you ever thought possible, but you question if that’s enough. You’ve been thinking more about how you were parented and understand it didn’t give you the best model to work from. Because of this, you often question if you really know how to raise a child, to be the parent your child needs. Whenever your child is fussy or hard to soothe, you wonder what you’re doing wrong. You’ve typically been pretty confident in yourself, but being a parent has shaken that. I can help.
The excitement and hope you felt when you first found out you were going to have a baby have transformed into anxiety and doubt. You love this child more than you ever thought possible, but you question if that’s enough. You’ve been thinking more about how you were parented and understand it didn’t give you the best model to work from. Because of this, you often question if you really know how to raise a child, to be the parent your child needs. Whenever your child is fussy or hard to soothe, you wonder what you’re doing wrong. You’ve typically been pretty confident in yourself, but being a parent has shaken that. I can help.
(813) 642-6008 View (813) 642-6008
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Candis-Monique Hardin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33594  (Online Only)
Has life took a turn? Or maybe you have become overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, depression, or looking to strengthen your relationship with your significant other . I have had the honor of working with adults Veterans, Caregivers, couples, and youth who have had difficulties with life's stressors, dealing with relationships, trauma, addiction, depresson, anxiety, and other concerns. I empower motivated individuals from a strengths-based perspective.
Has life took a turn? Or maybe you have become overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, depression, or looking to strengthen your relationship with your significant other . I have had the honor of working with adults Veterans, Caregivers, couples, and youth who have had difficulties with life's stressors, dealing with relationships, trauma, addiction, depresson, anxiety, and other concerns. I empower motivated individuals from a strengths-based perspective.
(813) 587-9033 View (813) 587-9033
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Kristin Joy Schwartz
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33594  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or grief? Counseling can help! I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and Trauma informed care with my clients. I focus on the client as a whole person, with emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. I am a Christian counselor using biblical scriptures to encourage and guide you as you heal from past hurts and/or hangups. I also use positive psychology to help guide parents struggling with raising their children. I help children ages 6 and up learn how to regulate their emotions, learn healthy coping skills and set boundaries.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or grief? Counseling can help! I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and Trauma informed care with my clients. I focus on the client as a whole person, with emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. I am a Christian counselor using biblical scriptures to encourage and guide you as you heal from past hurts and/or hangups. I also use positive psychology to help guide parents struggling with raising their children. I help children ages 6 and up learn how to regulate their emotions, learn healthy coping skills and set boundaries.
(863) 622-9448 View (863) 622-9448
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Restore U
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33596
Finding a therapist that's right for you or your loved ones can be one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. I understand that and provide a safe and comfortable environment for my clients. Whether you are confronting anxiety, depression, stress, school issues, peer issues, family issues, marital problems or are just not feeling fulfilled. My passionate, friendly and overall patient approach is aimed at developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients that will inspire hope, healing and help each individual recognize their strengths and develop the insight and skills to navigate life's challenges.
Finding a therapist that's right for you or your loved ones can be one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. I understand that and provide a safe and comfortable environment for my clients. Whether you are confronting anxiety, depression, stress, school issues, peer issues, family issues, marital problems or are just not feeling fulfilled. My passionate, friendly and overall patient approach is aimed at developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients that will inspire hope, healing and help each individual recognize their strengths and develop the insight and skills to navigate life's challenges.
(813) 820-6635 View (813) 820-6635
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Naida Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33596  (Online Only)
Hello there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida and licensed in five states, including Florida, California, Massachusetts, Utah, and Indiana. With 14 years of experience in the field of social work, I've gained valuable insights and skills to help clients facing various challenges. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families, dealing with severe mental illnesses, acute and chronic medical conditions, and oncology.
Hello there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida and licensed in five states, including Florida, California, Massachusetts, Utah, and Indiana. With 14 years of experience in the field of social work, I've gained valuable insights and skills to help clients facing various challenges. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families, dealing with severe mental illnesses, acute and chronic medical conditions, and oncology.
(813) 790-5860 View (813) 790-5860
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Holly Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33594  (Online Only)
Trauma can influence us is so many ways: our emotional functioning, in our relationships, in our body, even the thoughts we have about ourselves. If you have been struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or just dealing with life events that left an imprint, I'd love to help you move past these and define yourself on your own terms. Healing traumatic experiences is an unlearning process. We are born equipped to deal with life's injuries and the resulting emotional wounds. As we grow, the world teaches us all kinds of lessons that are counter-intuitive to our adaptive nature. You can shed what no longer serves you.
Trauma can influence us is so many ways: our emotional functioning, in our relationships, in our body, even the thoughts we have about ourselves. If you have been struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or just dealing with life events that left an imprint, I'd love to help you move past these and define yourself on your own terms. Healing traumatic experiences is an unlearning process. We are born equipped to deal with life's injuries and the resulting emotional wounds. As we grow, the world teaches us all kinds of lessons that are counter-intuitive to our adaptive nature. You can shed what no longer serves you.
(813) 590-4301 View (813) 590-4301
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Amanda Weston
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33594  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! My name is Dr. Amanda and I am a licensed mental health counselor providing telehealth services in the state of Florida. I also received my PhD in Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida! My passion is to assist individuals in making meaningful changes to their lives and to learn how to tackle life's hardships with the tools and skills learned in therapy.
Welcome! My name is Dr. Amanda and I am a licensed mental health counselor providing telehealth services in the state of Florida. I also received my PhD in Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida! My passion is to assist individuals in making meaningful changes to their lives and to learn how to tackle life's hardships with the tools and skills learned in therapy.
(813) 212-3983 View (813) 212-3983
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Richard Haste
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33596  (Online Only)
Seeking strength, understanding, and a path forward? I'm not your typical therapist. I've walked the walk that you have, not just once, but twice. As a former Marine and law enforcement officer, I know firsthand the pressures, traumas, and unique challenges faced by those in service and beyond. Now, I leverage my experience and clinical expertise to guide individuals grappling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and the invisible wounds of trauma.
Seeking strength, understanding, and a path forward? I'm not your typical therapist. I've walked the walk that you have, not just once, but twice. As a former Marine and law enforcement officer, I know firsthand the pressures, traumas, and unique challenges faced by those in service and beyond. Now, I leverage my experience and clinical expertise to guide individuals grappling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and the invisible wounds of trauma.
(332) 699-6904 View (332) 699-6904
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Valrico, FL

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Valrico, FL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Coping Skills
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Cigna and Evernorth
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
84% Aetna

How Therapists in Valrico, FL see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Valrico?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.