Therapists in Vero Beach, FL

Photo of Cherith Bounds, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in Vero Beach, FL
Cherith Bounds
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Not accepting new clients
If you are struggling with trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, social struggles, college and career challenges, LGBTQ+-related struggles, grief, loss, divorce, or addiction, I can help you discover solutions and coping skills for a positive future. I believe in empowering you to help build strengths and attain personal growth so you can accomplish your chosen goals.
If you are struggling with trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, social struggles, college and career challenges, LGBTQ+-related struggles, grief, loss, divorce, or addiction, I can help you discover solutions and coping skills for a positive future. I believe in empowering you to help build strengths and attain personal growth so you can accomplish your chosen goals.
(772) 774-3837 View (772) 774-3837
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Take Flight Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32967  (Online Only)
You DESERVE to Re-SET, To Re-FUEL, To Re-CHARGE. And then TAKE FLIGHT! Since entering the field of therapy I have learned to ascribe to the adage “all behavior has meaning.” Yes, ALL behavior. A deep curiosity for why we all act and think the way we do coupled with my own life’s challenges and experiences has led me to a place of compassion for not only my own life choices, but compassion for others. Our thoughts lead to feelings, which leads to action. We are not always proud of our actions. This is a no judgement zone and if you are seeking a different feeling and action in your life then you have landed at the right place!
You DESERVE to Re-SET, To Re-FUEL, To Re-CHARGE. And then TAKE FLIGHT! Since entering the field of therapy I have learned to ascribe to the adage “all behavior has meaning.” Yes, ALL behavior. A deep curiosity for why we all act and think the way we do coupled with my own life’s challenges and experiences has led me to a place of compassion for not only my own life choices, but compassion for others. Our thoughts lead to feelings, which leads to action. We are not always proud of our actions. This is a no judgement zone and if you are seeking a different feeling and action in your life then you have landed at the right place!
(772) 238-6118 View (772) 238-6118
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Karen P Mattern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ABD
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Major life transitions can be very stressful. We often need guidance and support navigating new situations, but who can help? Family and friends may not provide an adequate level of support. You may need help with conflicted relationships, honing communication skills, coping with stress and anxiety, addressing feelings of despondency, or coping with a death or other losses. Perhaps you need to learn how to set healthy boundaries, increase self-esteem, learn strategies to cope with adversity, or you may simply desire to be heard. My areas of specialization are grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and those with a history of trauma.
Major life transitions can be very stressful. We often need guidance and support navigating new situations, but who can help? Family and friends may not provide an adequate level of support. You may need help with conflicted relationships, honing communication skills, coping with stress and anxiety, addressing feelings of despondency, or coping with a death or other losses. Perhaps you need to learn how to set healthy boundaries, increase self-esteem, learn strategies to cope with adversity, or you may simply desire to be heard. My areas of specialization are grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and those with a history of trauma.
(772) 758-7750 View (772) 758-7750
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Laurie Shoats
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32966  (Online Only)
With 30 years experience, Laurie Shoats specializes in Couples, including infidelity recovery, trust and communication issues , Anger Management, Women's Issues, including intimacy and empowerment and Parenting Skills. Laurie Shoats is a dedicated professional who is adept in assisting her clients reach their personal goals. Laurie believes in finding Real Life Solutions for life's challenges. Laurie is referred to as patient, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Laurie's ideal clients want to start finding solutions from day 1. **I am strictly doing Telemental Health due to Covid-19** I am able to serve ALL of Florida.
With 30 years experience, Laurie Shoats specializes in Couples, including infidelity recovery, trust and communication issues , Anger Management, Women's Issues, including intimacy and empowerment and Parenting Skills. Laurie Shoats is a dedicated professional who is adept in assisting her clients reach their personal goals. Laurie believes in finding Real Life Solutions for life's challenges. Laurie is referred to as patient, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Laurie's ideal clients want to start finding solutions from day 1. **I am strictly doing Telemental Health due to Covid-19** I am able to serve ALL of Florida.
(954) 324-1973 View (954) 324-1973
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Kimberly Pace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW,
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32960
I have over 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with various addictions, mental health and life issues. I desire to see individuals live to their full potential. I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with various life issues. I have worked in various addictions and mental health facilities. I specialize in substance abuse, addiction, grief, forgiveness, trauma and abuse, mood problems, behavior modification, and emotional struggles. I believe that each person is unique I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, so I tailor my treatment based on your needs.
I have over 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with various addictions, mental health and life issues. I desire to see individuals live to their full potential. I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with various life issues. I have worked in various addictions and mental health facilities. I specialize in substance abuse, addiction, grief, forgiveness, trauma and abuse, mood problems, behavior modification, and emotional struggles. I believe that each person is unique I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, so I tailor my treatment based on your needs.
(772) 410-4675 View (772) 410-4675
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Dr. Christina Mandina-DiMarco
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
I obtained my doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology and Neuropsychology. I have a well-balanced generalist and specialty experiences, having worked with a broad spectrum of clinically and culturally diverse populations across the lifespan in several clinical settings.
I obtained my doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology and Neuropsychology. I have a well-balanced generalist and specialty experiences, having worked with a broad spectrum of clinically and culturally diverse populations across the lifespan in several clinical settings.
(772) 218-5134 View (772) 218-5134
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Suzanne (Suzie) Sunkel
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MA, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Do you ever feel stuck in a cycle of anxiety, depression, substance use, or reliving past traumas? We will walk together through your counseling journey by applying techniques and strategies which support your goals. Discovering patterns which no longer serve you can clear the way for the release of painful thoughts, memories, and habits. I enjoy collaborating with new and existing clients who seek a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Let's navigate life's detours together. Our office serves Vero Beach and surrounding areas.
Do you ever feel stuck in a cycle of anxiety, depression, substance use, or reliving past traumas? We will walk together through your counseling journey by applying techniques and strategies which support your goals. Discovering patterns which no longer serve you can clear the way for the release of painful thoughts, memories, and habits. I enjoy collaborating with new and existing clients who seek a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Let's navigate life's detours together. Our office serves Vero Beach and surrounding areas.
(772) 247-3014 View (772) 247-3014
Photo of Kayla Chenault, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vero Beach, FL
Kayla Chenault
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960  (Online Only)
One of the most formidable challenges in life is confronting oneself. It is often tempting to evade the difficulties that arise. Searching for hope with no direction can be frustrating. Perhaps you find yourself grappling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or the overwhelming pressures of everyday life. Acquiring evidenced based skills to navigate and combat these issues can cultivate a liberating sense of freedom and empowerment. When we choose to face ourselves, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, which involves exploring the innermost of our thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
One of the most formidable challenges in life is confronting oneself. It is often tempting to evade the difficulties that arise. Searching for hope with no direction can be frustrating. Perhaps you find yourself grappling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or the overwhelming pressures of everyday life. Acquiring evidenced based skills to navigate and combat these issues can cultivate a liberating sense of freedom and empowerment. When we choose to face ourselves, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, which involves exploring the innermost of our thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
(772) 277-2486 View (772) 277-2486
Photo of Gary F. Van Arman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vero Beach, FL
Gary F. Van Arman, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Choosing a therapist for ourselves or family members is never easy. Are you or a loved one dealing with personal issues like illness, anxiety, depression, social isolation, substance abuse, grief and loss? Having someone you can talk with in a confidential setting can bring relief and understanding to you and your loved ones. Avoiding our, or others, issues prolongs the pain and allows suffering to deepen and the problems to progress.
Choosing a therapist for ourselves or family members is never easy. Are you or a loved one dealing with personal issues like illness, anxiety, depression, social isolation, substance abuse, grief and loss? Having someone you can talk with in a confidential setting can bring relief and understanding to you and your loved ones. Avoiding our, or others, issues prolongs the pain and allows suffering to deepen and the problems to progress.
(772) 261-9170 View (772) 261-9170
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Paige O'Shea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32963  (Online Only)
Have you been asking yourself, "Why does this keep happening to me?" Finding it difficult to manage your reactions and emotions in stressful situations? Have you found yourself stuck in the discomfort of isolation, stress, or overwhelm? Do you feel like you have to keep your mouth shut or you'll "lose it?" There is more to life than feeling so out of control. I can help. Contact me for a free consultation. I am licensed in Florida, California, and Hawaii
Have you been asking yourself, "Why does this keep happening to me?" Finding it difficult to manage your reactions and emotions in stressful situations? Have you found yourself stuck in the discomfort of isolation, stress, or overwhelm? Do you feel like you have to keep your mouth shut or you'll "lose it?" There is more to life than feeling so out of control. I can help. Contact me for a free consultation. I am licensed in Florida, California, and Hawaii
(772) 732-4717 View (772) 732-4717
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Haley Leddy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960  (Online Only)
You have been putting off therapy for months, but now you are determined to make your relationship’s better. You've spent the last years trying to keep it together, but you don’t know what went wrong. As far as anyone can tell, you’ve got a great life. You’re committed, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, you have never felt more alone or even enough, and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short. You're tired of feeling distant from your loved ones and stuck in communication patterns that leave you empty. Not anymore. It's time for a change.
You have been putting off therapy for months, but now you are determined to make your relationship’s better. You've spent the last years trying to keep it together, but you don’t know what went wrong. As far as anyone can tell, you’ve got a great life. You’re committed, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, you have never felt more alone or even enough, and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short. You're tired of feeling distant from your loved ones and stuck in communication patterns that leave you empty. Not anymore. It's time for a change.
(772) 209-3283 View (772) 209-3283
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Helen Jessup Murray
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
I have developed a lifetime of skills that, added to unconditional positive regard, aid in the transformation of suffering from problems, into solutions. Together, change begins, with hope. Hope added to action is change in action! Sounds simple -- not easy. Helping people help themselves...not alone, but through therapy, accountability, ultimately--one step, one change, at a time.
I have developed a lifetime of skills that, added to unconditional positive regard, aid in the transformation of suffering from problems, into solutions. Together, change begins, with hope. Hope added to action is change in action! Sounds simple -- not easy. Helping people help themselves...not alone, but through therapy, accountability, ultimately--one step, one change, at a time.
(772) 646-4475 View (772) 646-4475
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Paula Robinson
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32962  (Online Only)
People often experience stress and anxiety in their lives. Sometimes they need a little help to process their thoughts and find a way to manage symptoms effectively. They want to be happy, feel less lonely, and find joy in their lives. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic rapport, offering support and guidance, so we can work collaboratively to address your mental health needs and cope effectively with your symptoms. It takes courage, strength, and vulnerability to seek help. Healing is possible. With active participation and being fully engaged in the therapeutic process, you will achieve success. Are you ready?
People often experience stress and anxiety in their lives. Sometimes they need a little help to process their thoughts and find a way to manage symptoms effectively. They want to be happy, feel less lonely, and find joy in their lives. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic rapport, offering support and guidance, so we can work collaboratively to address your mental health needs and cope effectively with your symptoms. It takes courage, strength, and vulnerability to seek help. Healing is possible. With active participation and being fully engaged in the therapeutic process, you will achieve success. Are you ready?
(772) 227-1163 View (772) 227-1163
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Genevieve Introcaso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Waitlist for new clients
Whatever it is that has you looking for support, I believe you can move through it and grow from it. Asking for help and making time to seek support can be uncomfortable but your peace of mind and wellbeing are worth the effort. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgement so, together, we can find opportunities for positive change. I believe you already have the answers inside of yourself. I want to help you find and own your intrinsic power to overcome the barriers between you and the life you desire.
Whatever it is that has you looking for support, I believe you can move through it and grow from it. Asking for help and making time to seek support can be uncomfortable but your peace of mind and wellbeing are worth the effort. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgement so, together, we can find opportunities for positive change. I believe you already have the answers inside of yourself. I want to help you find and own your intrinsic power to overcome the barriers between you and the life you desire.
(772) 410-5370 View (772) 410-5370
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Dr. Jennifer Baird
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32962
A Step Beyond Counseling and Consulting, LLC provides virtual counseling services on a sliding scale fee. We all have many facets of ourselves, and we have multiple roles that occur simultaneously. We are family members (husbands, wives, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers), friends, co-workers, employees, bosses, and many more. Balancing these roles and responsibilities can often be a struggle that drains our mental and emotional health. My experience in the mental health, trauma, and substance abuse fields has prepared me for a variety of clients who are dealing with life stressors.
A Step Beyond Counseling and Consulting, LLC provides virtual counseling services on a sliding scale fee. We all have many facets of ourselves, and we have multiple roles that occur simultaneously. We are family members (husbands, wives, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers), friends, co-workers, employees, bosses, and many more. Balancing these roles and responsibilities can often be a struggle that drains our mental and emotional health. My experience in the mental health, trauma, and substance abuse fields has prepared me for a variety of clients who are dealing with life stressors.
(772) 492-4520 View (772) 492-4520
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Nikki Rodriguez
Counselor, MS, LMHC, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Waitlist for new clients
You have the power to write your own story! I respect that you are the expert in your life and may need assistance in gaining a new perspective in a nonjudgmental space. The therapeutic relationship is sacred to me, and I focus on developing a strong alliance with my clients. I am passionate about assisting those struggling with anxiety and emotional disturbance, overcoming a major life transition or past trauma, and developing a stronger sense of self. Working together, you will develop new skills and insights that will help you live a healthy and more fulfilling life.
You have the power to write your own story! I respect that you are the expert in your life and may need assistance in gaining a new perspective in a nonjudgmental space. The therapeutic relationship is sacred to me, and I focus on developing a strong alliance with my clients. I am passionate about assisting those struggling with anxiety and emotional disturbance, overcoming a major life transition or past trauma, and developing a stronger sense of self. Working together, you will develop new skills and insights that will help you live a healthy and more fulfilling life.
(772) 222-3244 View (772) 222-3244
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Windsong Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CASM-II
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32960  (Online Only)
At Windsong Wellness, we look to help you get the life you want. We specialize in working with addiction, anger management, trauma, and relationships. Let us help you. If you have Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford, or Oscar: you can schedule at https://headway.co/providers/brett-lieberman for your therapy needs. If you have other insurance, then you can schedule your appointment for teletherapy at www.windsongwellness.org.
At Windsong Wellness, we look to help you get the life you want. We specialize in working with addiction, anger management, trauma, and relationships. Let us help you. If you have Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford, or Oscar: you can schedule at https://headway.co/providers/brett-lieberman for your therapy needs. If you have other insurance, then you can schedule your appointment for teletherapy at www.windsongwellness.org.
(772) 675-4111 View (772) 675-4111
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Rachel L. Toperzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Let's be real, parenting is hard. It can be especially challenging if your child has extra needs. I am here to help you with these challenges. I specialize in working with children from ages birth to 10 and their caregivers. I primarily help children who suffer from trauma, anxiety, and/or depression. I provide caregivers with support and skills to help them parent and work with their child's unique needs. Life is chaotic and often difficult to understand. I help children learn and understand their big emotions. I empower and advocate for them when needed. My goal is to enhance children's ability to build healthier relationships.
Let's be real, parenting is hard. It can be especially challenging if your child has extra needs. I am here to help you with these challenges. I specialize in working with children from ages birth to 10 and their caregivers. I primarily help children who suffer from trauma, anxiety, and/or depression. I provide caregivers with support and skills to help them parent and work with their child's unique needs. Life is chaotic and often difficult to understand. I help children learn and understand their big emotions. I empower and advocate for them when needed. My goal is to enhance children's ability to build healthier relationships.
(772) 758-0599 View (772) 758-0599
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Kelly J Marker
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32967  (Online Only)
Counseling is a compassionate, honest, thoughtful conversation where the client feels deeply heard and understood. Individual meaning and wellness come from the complex web of interactions, relationships, and social processes. In a safe and confidential environment, clients can unburden their stress, pain, and suffering without fear of judgment or criticism. Clients are encouraged to think outside the box to find unique solutions to life’s problems.
Counseling is a compassionate, honest, thoughtful conversation where the client feels deeply heard and understood. Individual meaning and wellness come from the complex web of interactions, relationships, and social processes. In a safe and confidential environment, clients can unburden their stress, pain, and suffering without fear of judgment or criticism. Clients are encouraged to think outside the box to find unique solutions to life’s problems.
(772) 247-6975 View (772) 247-6975
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Pilar Greto
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
We all have gone through some stressful and traumatic events in our lives and although we consciously know that, what we lived, are past events, at times, those past events somehow become our present that seem to interfere with our ability to form and maintain positive relationships in our lives and feel good about ourselves. I can help you freeing yourself from the past and have present clarity to create your true you, so you can live your life with purpose. I am fully bi-lingual in English and Spanish and enjoy working with clients from all different backgrounds.
We all have gone through some stressful and traumatic events in our lives and although we consciously know that, what we lived, are past events, at times, those past events somehow become our present that seem to interfere with our ability to form and maintain positive relationships in our lives and feel good about ourselves. I can help you freeing yourself from the past and have present clarity to create your true you, so you can live your life with purpose. I am fully bi-lingual in English and Spanish and enjoy working with clients from all different backgrounds.
(772) 248-4101 View (772) 248-4101

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Vero Beach, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in Vero Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
66% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Vero Beach, FL see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Vero Beach?

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.