Therapists in Vero Beach, FL

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Psychotherapy Center Of Indian River
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MCAP, ICRC-AD
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Tired of just surviving and ready to start living? Healing and wholeness are possible for everyone! When you mix authentic care for others with proven professional clinical techniques, change is inevitable. Whether you're having difficulty with a life circumstance or past trauma has raised its ugly head, you've come to the right place. Our approach to therapy is a combination of direct, non-bias, evidence-based practice mixed with a caring, strengths-based, client-empowered perspective. We offer a safe, open space to discover and celebrate your authentic self.
Tired of just surviving and ready to start living? Healing and wholeness are possible for everyone! When you mix authentic care for others with proven professional clinical techniques, change is inevitable. Whether you're having difficulty with a life circumstance or past trauma has raised its ugly head, you've come to the right place. Our approach to therapy is a combination of direct, non-bias, evidence-based practice mixed with a caring, strengths-based, client-empowered perspective. We offer a safe, open space to discover and celebrate your authentic self.
(772) 758-8731 View (772) 758-8731
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Leana Torrez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960  (Online Only)
Are you tired of those intrusive thoughts? Do you continue tell yourself “just don’t think about it” and you still do? Are you having a difficult time doing simple task because traumatic thoughts keep coming back?” Do you continue to have nightmares? your family and friends continue to say, “that was in the past” or “you should just move on” If it were only that simple. Sometimes it gets so bad, where you feel completely disconnected from the world and yourself, like an out of body experience. Many times you may wonder, “Am I the only person who is going through this?”
Are you tired of those intrusive thoughts? Do you continue tell yourself “just don’t think about it” and you still do? Are you having a difficult time doing simple task because traumatic thoughts keep coming back?” Do you continue to have nightmares? your family and friends continue to say, “that was in the past” or “you should just move on” If it were only that simple. Sometimes it gets so bad, where you feel completely disconnected from the world and yourself, like an out of body experience. Many times you may wonder, “Am I the only person who is going through this?”
(844) 771-0573 View (844) 771-0573
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Trina M. Laughlin, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32963  (Online Only)
My telemedicine practice serves Vero Beach and the state of Florida; and specializes in treating adults who have been impacted by childhood and/or adult trauma and grief. My work has spanned 25 years, and focused on trauma and grief in its many forms. I have taught trauma courses at SUNY Buffalo's Graduate School of Social Work; and spoken nationally on the impact of trauma and/or grief and how they specifically influence pathways to recovery. As the author of "The Power of Story", and "Season of the Fallen Sun", readers can fully understand the insidious ways that trauma and grief alter the quality of their life.
My telemedicine practice serves Vero Beach and the state of Florida; and specializes in treating adults who have been impacted by childhood and/or adult trauma and grief. My work has spanned 25 years, and focused on trauma and grief in its many forms. I have taught trauma courses at SUNY Buffalo's Graduate School of Social Work; and spoken nationally on the impact of trauma and/or grief and how they specifically influence pathways to recovery. As the author of "The Power of Story", and "Season of the Fallen Sun", readers can fully understand the insidious ways that trauma and grief alter the quality of their life.
(772) 934-8887 View (772) 934-8887
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Robert John Brugnoli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32960
I have been licensed as a Psychologist and have been providing services to clients of all ages in Florida for 40 years. I have assisted countless clients over the years in overcoming depression and anxiety to lead meaningful and productive lives. I am especially pleased to help clients overcome difficult life circumstances. When needed, I use a variety of psychological assessment tools to identify specific diagnostic conditions. In 2004, I received the Psychologist of the Year Award from the Brevard-Indian River Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association.
I have been licensed as a Psychologist and have been providing services to clients of all ages in Florida for 40 years. I have assisted countless clients over the years in overcoming depression and anxiety to lead meaningful and productive lives. I am especially pleased to help clients overcome difficult life circumstances. When needed, I use a variety of psychological assessment tools to identify specific diagnostic conditions. In 2004, I received the Psychologist of the Year Award from the Brevard-Indian River Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association.
(772) 213-0064 View (772) 213-0064
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Jessica M Gurvit
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32963
We all have the potential to be happy, prosperous and peaceful. Even when outside circumstances are challenging and difficult - these precious states of mind are available and attainable. My practice emphasizes providing patients with the tools and strategies to be successful and healthy and joyful throughout all developmental stages (childhood- senior years). We blend Western Psychology with Eastern Psychology strategies enabling us to access the latest research along with techniques and insights of an ancient tradition that has the credibility spanning thousands of years of successful practice. All major psychology approaches are integrated and tailored to the needs of the individual.
We all have the potential to be happy, prosperous and peaceful. Even when outside circumstances are challenging and difficult - these precious states of mind are available and attainable. My practice emphasizes providing patients with the tools and strategies to be successful and healthy and joyful throughout all developmental stages (childhood- senior years). We blend Western Psychology with Eastern Psychology strategies enabling us to access the latest research along with techniques and insights of an ancient tradition that has the credibility spanning thousands of years of successful practice. All major psychology approaches are integrated and tailored to the needs of the individual.
(954) 903-0477 View (954) 903-0477
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Peta Williams
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32966  (Online Only)
The women of the world are life sources and nurturers, they deserve to be heard, and supported. They deserve to be well. As a woman of color, mother, wife and counselor, I am here to empower all women to believe they are worthy of care and wellness is possible. It’s time to say “Yes” to wellness. Contact us today to set up your appointment. Help is only a click away.
The women of the world are life sources and nurturers, they deserve to be heard, and supported. They deserve to be well. As a woman of color, mother, wife and counselor, I am here to empower all women to believe they are worthy of care and wellness is possible. It’s time to say “Yes” to wellness. Contact us today to set up your appointment. Help is only a click away.
(772) 230-4561 View (772) 230-4561
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Rebecca Inman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MBA
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Accepting New Clients! What if I told you that you were not put on this earth to suffer in silence? You were never created to live depressed, defeated, ashamed, or unworthy. You were created to live a worthy life. I work with couples, individuals and families. I have a passion for working with individuals who struggle with their limiting beliefs, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, and addictions. I am a Supreme Court Family Mediator and a Parent Coordinator. I also accept general counseling clients who simply need a little guidance. I also work with business executives who struggle to balance the demands of their profession and life.
Accepting New Clients! What if I told you that you were not put on this earth to suffer in silence? You were never created to live depressed, defeated, ashamed, or unworthy. You were created to live a worthy life. I work with couples, individuals and families. I have a passion for working with individuals who struggle with their limiting beliefs, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, and addictions. I am a Supreme Court Family Mediator and a Parent Coordinator. I also accept general counseling clients who simply need a little guidance. I also work with business executives who struggle to balance the demands of their profession and life.
(772) 763-6636 View (772) 763-6636
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Thomas R. Metzinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCHt
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples.
My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples.
(772) 291-0925 View (772) 291-0925
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Laurie Shoats
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32966  (Online Only)
With almost 40 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 currently doing Telemental Health/Remote sessions so I am able to serve ALL of Florida.
With almost 40 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 currently doing Telemental Health/Remote sessions so I am able to serve ALL of Florida.
(954) 324-1973 View (954) 324-1973
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Tabitha Grant Dimino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MCAP, ICRCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Whether you’re having difficulty with a life circumstance or past trauma has raised its ugly head, you’ve come to the right place. Healing and wholeness are possible for everyone! When you mix authentic care for others with proven professional clinical techniques, change is inevitable. My approach to therapy is a combination of direct, non-bias, evidenced-based practice mixed with a caring, strengths-based, client empowered perspective. I offer a safe, private, open space to discover and celebrate your authentic self. Clients have full access to my schedule via my website to self-schedule according to their needs & availability.
Whether you’re having difficulty with a life circumstance or past trauma has raised its ugly head, you’ve come to the right place. Healing and wholeness are possible for everyone! When you mix authentic care for others with proven professional clinical techniques, change is inevitable. My approach to therapy is a combination of direct, non-bias, evidenced-based practice mixed with a caring, strengths-based, client empowered perspective. I offer a safe, private, open space to discover and celebrate your authentic self. Clients have full access to my schedule via my website to self-schedule according to their needs & availability.
(772) 837-6474 View (772) 837-6474
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Amilie Dubois
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32966  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Many people experience trouble with motivation, being overwhelmed, & feelings of stress, anxiety, & low mood. The result: relationships, job performance, personal satisfaction, & overall quality of life suffers. As common as these issue are, many people feel isolated in their situation because they are reluctant to tell others about it for fear of being judged or seen as "weak" or "different." The truth is that they are not alone. Nearly everyone experiences a time in life that is difficult to manage. Sometimes, the difficulties seem to pile up & feel too immense to handle alone. The good news is that I am here to listen & help.
Many people experience trouble with motivation, being overwhelmed, & feelings of stress, anxiety, & low mood. The result: relationships, job performance, personal satisfaction, & overall quality of life suffers. As common as these issue are, many people feel isolated in their situation because they are reluctant to tell others about it for fear of being judged or seen as "weak" or "different." The truth is that they are not alone. Nearly everyone experiences a time in life that is difficult to manage. Sometimes, the difficulties seem to pile up & feel too immense to handle alone. The good news is that I am here to listen & help.
(772) 272-9765 View (772) 272-9765
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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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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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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 a loss 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 a loss 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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Chrissie Osborn
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CMPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32963  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that therapy can empower you to live the life that you seek. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, grieving a loss, managing relationship issues or processing trauma, I am here to provide a safe, non judgmental and compassionate environment where you can express yourself freely and be fully heard.
I believe that therapy can empower you to live the life that you seek. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, grieving a loss, managing relationship issues or processing trauma, I am here to provide a safe, non judgmental and compassionate environment where you can express yourself freely and be fully heard.
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LaKisha R Erwin
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC, NCC, Q-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32963  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Is it difficult for you to maintain relationships? Marriage or relationship in trouble? Have you noticed control issues in your life? Perfectionism tendencies? Infertility/pregnancy issues? Are you struggling to make decisions that you feel should be simple? Have you been conflicted by your beliefs? Managing these concerns can lead to confusion, feeling unsettled and hurting emotionally. Working with me can help you feel a sense of freedom and direction. Ultimately, my therapeutic style is led by your needs. My goal is to understand and listen to your preferences and opinions. This process is only effective when we work together!
Is it difficult for you to maintain relationships? Marriage or relationship in trouble? Have you noticed control issues in your life? Perfectionism tendencies? Infertility/pregnancy issues? Are you struggling to make decisions that you feel should be simple? Have you been conflicted by your beliefs? Managing these concerns can lead to confusion, feeling unsettled and hurting emotionally. Working with me can help you feel a sense of freedom and direction. Ultimately, my therapeutic style is led by your needs. My goal is to understand and listen to your preferences and opinions. This process is only effective when we work together!
(772) 210-3114 View (772) 210-3114
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Dr. Paula Robinson
Counselor, EdD, 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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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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Mary Ann Badenoch
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vero Beach, FL 32966  (Online Only)
People seeking my help often want very achievable things. They want to be happier, less lonely and more fulfilled with their lives. I provide a combination of education and therapy so you can gain insight and get relief. To reinforce our work in sessions, I will recommend certain excercises or ask you to practice what you are learning in between our sessions. In my experience as an educator and therapist, people achieve a healthier, happier life and improve personal relationships by being fully engaged in the therapuetic process.
People seeking my help often want very achievable things. They want to be happier, less lonely and more fulfilled with their lives. I provide a combination of education and therapy so you can gain insight and get relief. To reinforce our work in sessions, I will recommend certain excercises or ask you to practice what you are learning in between our sessions. In my experience as an educator and therapist, people achieve a healthier, happier life and improve personal relationships by being fully engaged in the therapuetic process.
(772) 302-2173 View (772) 302-2173
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Sandra Triggs
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Vero Beach, FL 32963
I have 25 years of experience studying, researching, training, and practicing clinical psychology in a community clinic and in private practice. The foundation of my work is developmental. That is, a person's life is an ever-developing psychological process. My understanding is based on discoveries in the subtleties of mother/infant communication. The results of the infant research have proven invaluable to the therapeutic process. Analytic training contributes to my ability to detect, understand and help clients of all ages address long standing patterns that prove disruptive to present functioning and the attainment of goals.
I have 25 years of experience studying, researching, training, and practicing clinical psychology in a community clinic and in private practice. The foundation of my work is developmental. That is, a person's life is an ever-developing psychological process. My understanding is based on discoveries in the subtleties of mother/infant communication. The results of the infant research have proven invaluable to the therapeutic process. Analytic training contributes to my ability to detect, understand and help clients of all ages address long standing patterns that prove disruptive to present functioning and the attainment of goals.
(772) 222-6353 View (772) 222-6353

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Vero Beach, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Vero Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
66% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% Aetna

How Therapists in Vero Beach, FL see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% 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.