Therapists in Viera, FL

Photo of Kellie Garza, Counselor in Viera, FL
Kellie Garza
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32955
My therapy style is open, compassionate, humorous when appropriate and educational while offering unbiased support. It is often times hard to find a therapist that you can connect with and feel that you can trust. I understand how difficult it can be sometimes to go to a stranger for help for things you may have never told anyone. My goal is to make my clients feel as comfortable as possible from day one with the therapeutic process in a professional environment. Whether you just need an unbiased ear or things have become unmanageable, counseling can create the life you want.
My therapy style is open, compassionate, humorous when appropriate and educational while offering unbiased support. It is often times hard to find a therapist that you can connect with and feel that you can trust. I understand how difficult it can be sometimes to go to a stranger for help for things you may have never told anyone. My goal is to make my clients feel as comfortable as possible from day one with the therapeutic process in a professional environment. Whether you just need an unbiased ear or things have become unmanageable, counseling can create the life you want.
(321) 732-7362 View (321) 732-7362
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Tiffany Cutrone - Rising Tide Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LPC, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32940  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel alone navigating challenging times? Let’s take some time to take care of you! As your therapist, I aim to support you in finding meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. The stress of everyday things, such as work, family, finances, health, loss, etc., can be overwhelming if you try to navigate them alone. Counseling allows you to process your feelings in a safe and supported environment. This often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and relief from feelings of distress.
Do you feel alone navigating challenging times? Let’s take some time to take care of you! As your therapist, I aim to support you in finding meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. The stress of everyday things, such as work, family, finances, health, loss, etc., can be overwhelming if you try to navigate them alone. Counseling allows you to process your feelings in a safe and supported environment. This often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and relief from feelings of distress.
(910) 335-8735 View (910) 335-8735
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Nicholas Smith
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Viera, FL 32940
Rev. Nick is the Founder and Director of New Hope Counseling Center. He has been a practicing psychotherapist in the Space Coast since 1990. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Rollins College. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He is a Certified LMHC Supervisor with the State of Florida and a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Rev. Nick is the Founder and Director of New Hope Counseling Center. He has been a practicing psychotherapist in the Space Coast since 1990. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Rollins College. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He is a Certified LMHC Supervisor with the State of Florida and a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
(321) 777-0119 View (321) 777-0119
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Kerry Berner
Counselor, BSW, MA, EdS, LMHC-QS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32940
Now accepting Counselor Supervision and Play Therapy Supervision! At Brevard Counseling, we have counselors who work with CHILDREN as young as 4 using Play Therapy in our Play Therapy Rooms, ADOLESCENTS (struggling with peer pressure, anxiety, divorce, and school issues), INDIVIDUALS (with grief, anxiety, depression, substance issues), and COUPLES/MARRIAGE utilizing the Gottman Method. We have 2 locations! Merritt Island (4 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room) Rockledge (2 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room). We offer many different rate plans including sliding fees if needed and some insurance plans.
Now accepting Counselor Supervision and Play Therapy Supervision! At Brevard Counseling, we have counselors who work with CHILDREN as young as 4 using Play Therapy in our Play Therapy Rooms, ADOLESCENTS (struggling with peer pressure, anxiety, divorce, and school issues), INDIVIDUALS (with grief, anxiety, depression, substance issues), and COUPLES/MARRIAGE utilizing the Gottman Method. We have 2 locations! Merritt Island (4 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room) Rockledge (2 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room). We offer many different rate plans including sliding fees if needed and some insurance plans.
(321) 274-4817 View (321) 274-4817
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Christa Vermillera
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32940
I am knowledgeable in helping clients who are experiencing distress in their marriage. I am training as a level 3 therapist in the Gottman Method of couples therapy. If you are questioning whether it's even worth the effort, why not consider giving it one last chance. Maybe there is something worth saving after all. Don't allow conflict the opportunity to destroy your outlook on life. Anxiety and depression becomes the focus instead of enjoying your engagement with your significant other. Let's work on getting that connection back starting today? Call or go to https://www.abccounselors.com
I am knowledgeable in helping clients who are experiencing distress in their marriage. I am training as a level 3 therapist in the Gottman Method of couples therapy. If you are questioning whether it's even worth the effort, why not consider giving it one last chance. Maybe there is something worth saving after all. Don't allow conflict the opportunity to destroy your outlook on life. Anxiety and depression becomes the focus instead of enjoying your engagement with your significant other. Let's work on getting that connection back starting today? Call or go to https://www.abccounselors.com
(321) 446-2113 View (321) 446-2113
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Jackie Flynn
Counselor, MPA, EdS, LMHC-QS, RPT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32940
Feeling stuck? Are you in the grips of anxiety, trapped in the depths of depression, or oscillating between both? Trouble with making decisions, relationships, focusing, functioning in daily life, giving or receiving love, or engaging in activities that were once part of your everyday routine? Are you self-medicating through substances or behaviors that are leading you down a harmful path? The truth is, when we experience trauma, especially if it occurs early in life, our nervous system can become stuck in survival states—whether it's heightened in hyperarousal or diminished in hypoarousal. I would love to help you finally heal.
Feeling stuck? Are you in the grips of anxiety, trapped in the depths of depression, or oscillating between both? Trouble with making decisions, relationships, focusing, functioning in daily life, giving or receiving love, or engaging in activities that were once part of your everyday routine? Are you self-medicating through substances or behaviors that are leading you down a harmful path? The truth is, when we experience trauma, especially if it occurs early in life, our nervous system can become stuck in survival states—whether it's heightened in hyperarousal or diminished in hypoarousal. I would love to help you finally heal.
(321) 323-3805 View (321) 323-3805
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Embrace Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32940
Christians often struggle with depression, anxiety, addictions or other issues. These struggles can led you to feel as if you are defective or damaged beyond God's ability to repair. This couldn't be further from the truth. Nothing is impossible with God, and even our deepest wounds and behaviors that fill us with shame and guilt are not beyond reach for his healing. Often, Christians struggle to find a counselor who shares their world view and can understand their beliefs and needs. Sometimes, you can become discouraged by others around you who are trying to help, but don't have the training to help you obtain needed healing.
Christians often struggle with depression, anxiety, addictions or other issues. These struggles can led you to feel as if you are defective or damaged beyond God's ability to repair. This couldn't be further from the truth. Nothing is impossible with God, and even our deepest wounds and behaviors that fill us with shame and guilt are not beyond reach for his healing. Often, Christians struggle to find a counselor who shares their world view and can understand their beliefs and needs. Sometimes, you can become discouraged by others around you who are trying to help, but don't have the training to help you obtain needed healing.
(321) 578-3432 View (321) 578-3432
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Tiffanie Trudeau
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CSAT, NCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32940
In a world where self-sufficiency and independence is the expectation, reaching out for help takes great courage and humility. Courage to be vulnerable and humility to accept support. Whether you are facing an unexpected challenge, or have been walking a tight rope between coping and falling apart, struggle does not have to be the end of the story. Through counseling, I help individuals become more resilient, adaptive and authentic in their lives and relationships. Together, we will explore the patterns that have prevented you from having the life you desire, while embracing the "enoughness" of the here and now.
In a world where self-sufficiency and independence is the expectation, reaching out for help takes great courage and humility. Courage to be vulnerable and humility to accept support. Whether you are facing an unexpected challenge, or have been walking a tight rope between coping and falling apart, struggle does not have to be the end of the story. Through counseling, I help individuals become more resilient, adaptive and authentic in their lives and relationships. Together, we will explore the patterns that have prevented you from having the life you desire, while embracing the "enoughness" of the here and now.
(321) 587-3571 View (321) 587-3571
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Nancy Vega-Brady
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Viera, FL 32940
Seeking professional help for your concerns can be an extremely difficult decision. I am dedicated to helping my clients find new ways to lead more balanced, healthy lives. My clients have stated the following regarding our time together; "Nancy helped me start believing that it's ok for me to be me. That I don't have to be perfect and she provided many resources that greatly helped me understand things I never had before." -Elizabeth."You have given me so much strength to believe in myself, to stand tall and to not be worn down". - S.D.
Seeking professional help for your concerns can be an extremely difficult decision. I am dedicated to helping my clients find new ways to lead more balanced, healthy lives. My clients have stated the following regarding our time together; "Nancy helped me start believing that it's ok for me to be me. That I don't have to be perfect and she provided many resources that greatly helped me understand things I never had before." -Elizabeth."You have given me so much strength to believe in myself, to stand tall and to not be worn down". - S.D.
(321) 323-7587 View (321) 323-7587
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Patrick J Aragon
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Viera, FL 32940
Life is challenging; wouldn’t it be helpful to work through some of these challenges with a professional? I take a personalized approach in helping professionals negotiate the challenges of work/life stress, and career advancement. My area of specialty is with a variety of clinical needs, ranging from adjustment difficulties to the treatment of anxiety, and substance use and treatment. I have experience in treating a wide range of populations as well, and offer individual, and couples-based therapy.
Life is challenging; wouldn’t it be helpful to work through some of these challenges with a professional? I take a personalized approach in helping professionals negotiate the challenges of work/life stress, and career advancement. My area of specialty is with a variety of clinical needs, ranging from adjustment difficulties to the treatment of anxiety, and substance use and treatment. I have experience in treating a wide range of populations as well, and offer individual, and couples-based therapy.
(321) 304-2185 View (321) 304-2185
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Dr. Stephen E. Nassar
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Viera, FL 32940  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression? Do you find yourself worrying much of the day? Are you having problems with your relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed with all of life's stressors? If so, it would be an honor and a privilege to work with you. Dr. Nassar is a kind and caring professional who is of strong moral character and has at heart the best interest of each and every person he treats.
Are you struggling with depression? Do you find yourself worrying much of the day? Are you having problems with your relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed with all of life's stressors? If so, it would be an honor and a privilege to work with you. Dr. Nassar is a kind and caring professional who is of strong moral character and has at heart the best interest of each and every person he treats.
(321) 751-3636 View (321) 751-3636
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Sarah M. W. Arnett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Viera, FL 32940
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Sarah Arnett is an Adjunct Professor and past Fellow in Family Psychology in the School of Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology. She has taught classes in marital and sex therapy, consultation, hypnosis and EMDR. In addition, Dr. Arnett served as Vice President for the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis (FSCH). She has served on the teaching faculty for FSCH at its annual workshops. In addition Dr. Arnett served as host and writer for the psychology science minute on WFIT radio.
Dr. Sarah Arnett is an Adjunct Professor and past Fellow in Family Psychology in the School of Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology. She has taught classes in marital and sex therapy, consultation, hypnosis and EMDR. In addition, Dr. Arnett served as Vice President for the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis (FSCH). She has served on the teaching faculty for FSCH at its annual workshops. In addition Dr. Arnett served as host and writer for the psychology science minute on WFIT radio.
(321) 806-0500 View (321) 806-0500
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Julie Jordan
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, QS, EMDR, Cert
Verified Verified
Viera, FL 32940
Emotional pain, no one can see it on the outside, but it creates havoc on the inside. It can be the worst type of pain imagined, and the stress of it can create sickness, loss of work, and distance in relationships. I have the tools and knowledge to help you get relief from feeling stuck, and live a happier, more joyful life.
Emotional pain, no one can see it on the outside, but it creates havoc on the inside. It can be the worst type of pain imagined, and the stress of it can create sickness, loss of work, and distance in relationships. I have the tools and knowledge to help you get relief from feeling stuck, and live a happier, more joyful life.
(321) 806-2388 View (321) 806-2388
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Jennifer C Guarino
Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
Viera, FL 32940
Life presents many challenges and sometimes those challenges require that we have assistance along the way. I partner with my clients on their journey toward wellness; in mind, body, and spirit. I provide compassionate care in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, grief, and stress-related problems. My practice welcomes first responders; people of all backgrounds; and those seeking a professional environment in which they can work toward healing and wellness. Please feel free to contact me for a phone consultation to determine if I may be the best fit for you and your psychotherapy needs. Evening/Sat appts available.
Life presents many challenges and sometimes those challenges require that we have assistance along the way. I partner with my clients on their journey toward wellness; in mind, body, and spirit. I provide compassionate care in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, grief, and stress-related problems. My practice welcomes first responders; people of all backgrounds; and those seeking a professional environment in which they can work toward healing and wellness. Please feel free to contact me for a phone consultation to determine if I may be the best fit for you and your psychotherapy needs. Evening/Sat appts available.
(321) 204-1608 View (321) 204-1608
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Dr. Gloria King
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32940
Do you have difficulty saying "no", people pleasing, and wish you weren't so nice? I specialize in helping you stop those patterns and claim your authentic self. If you are struggling with overcoming the pain and trauma of infidelity and affair recovery I can help you navigate getting through this and finding your way back to one another. I also specialize in separation and divorce adjustment, life transitions that come your way, and women's issues such as mom guilt and loosing your identity in your marriage and children. And I offer faith based counseling if that is something that you feel would be helpful.
Do you have difficulty saying "no", people pleasing, and wish you weren't so nice? I specialize in helping you stop those patterns and claim your authentic self. If you are struggling with overcoming the pain and trauma of infidelity and affair recovery I can help you navigate getting through this and finding your way back to one another. I also specialize in separation and divorce adjustment, life transitions that come your way, and women's issues such as mom guilt and loosing your identity in your marriage and children. And I offer faith based counseling if that is something that you feel would be helpful.
(321) 213-9759 View (321) 213-9759
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Wendy Hixon
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, NBCCH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32940
***At this time, Ms. Hixon is not accepting new patients*** Wendy Hixon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida (MH16038), a National Certified Counselor, and a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She has continuing education in Neurofeedback Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Rapid Resolution Therapy, Trauma, Memory Reconsolidation, Emotional Pain Intervention, and Diaphragmatic breath work. The treatment areas which Ms. Hixon specializes are; trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, grief, abusive relationships, Women’s issues, and issues with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
***At this time, Ms. Hixon is not accepting new patients*** Wendy Hixon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida (MH16038), a National Certified Counselor, and a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She has continuing education in Neurofeedback Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Rapid Resolution Therapy, Trauma, Memory Reconsolidation, Emotional Pain Intervention, and Diaphragmatic breath work. The treatment areas which Ms. Hixon specializes are; trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, grief, abusive relationships, Women’s issues, and issues with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
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Jennifer Wolf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Viera, FL 32940
My mission is to provide optimal psychological care to children, adolescents, adults and families. Services offered include individual and group therapy, consultation and marriage counseling. I have expertise in treating depression, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and marital discord. Therapy goals can include motivating to change, implementing behavioral strategies for children and increasing communication skills to build better relationships. I can help you identify your specific goals and work to reach them by utilizing cognitive strategies that train your brain to work for you.
My mission is to provide optimal psychological care to children, adolescents, adults and families. Services offered include individual and group therapy, consultation and marriage counseling. I have expertise in treating depression, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and marital discord. Therapy goals can include motivating to change, implementing behavioral strategies for children and increasing communication skills to build better relationships. I can help you identify your specific goals and work to reach them by utilizing cognitive strategies that train your brain to work for you.
(321) 339-0610 View (321) 339-0610
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Waterside Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32955
Amy Jordan is a passionate practitioner of Mental Health Counseling specializing in work with adolescents and adults. Amy delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based treatments for individuals with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, acute stress, social adjustment and relationship problems. In addition to her experience as a mental health counselor and therapist, Amy's background includes 13+ years of work as a School Counselor, helping families and youth work through various challenges. Amy is also a cancer survivor.
Amy Jordan is a passionate practitioner of Mental Health Counseling specializing in work with adolescents and adults. Amy delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based treatments for individuals with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, acute stress, social adjustment and relationship problems. In addition to her experience as a mental health counselor and therapist, Amy's background includes 13+ years of work as a School Counselor, helping families and youth work through various challenges. Amy is also a cancer survivor.
(321) 248-7998 View (321) 248-7998
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Sara Fenoy
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Viera, FL 32955  (Online Only)
The side of you people see is polished and put together, but you don't always feel that way on the inside. Sometimes you worry about things you shouldn't worry about and this anxiety can take over making it hard to cope. We can work together to help you recognize your strengths in a world where you are constantly confronted with negativity. I provide a safe and comfortable space to explore these issues and help you to resolve your inner struggles. Online therapy can help you regain your confidence, develop new coping skills, and improve your life…all without sacrificing your busy schedule or privacy.
The side of you people see is polished and put together, but you don't always feel that way on the inside. Sometimes you worry about things you shouldn't worry about and this anxiety can take over making it hard to cope. We can work together to help you recognize your strengths in a world where you are constantly confronted with negativity. I provide a safe and comfortable space to explore these issues and help you to resolve your inner struggles. Online therapy can help you regain your confidence, develop new coping skills, and improve your life…all without sacrificing your busy schedule or privacy.
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Mary Alice Green
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Viera, FL 32955
Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1992, serving adults, children and their families. Over 30 yrs experience specializing in children and adolescent issues: school, behavioral, anxiety/mood disorders, special needs, ADHD, ASD (Autism Spectrum disorders) and developmental delays. Internship completed at Devereux Children's Hospital working with Autism Spectrum and behavioral disorders. Experienced working in-home and schools with children and families regarding abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, attachment disorders and behavioral issues. Coordinated on-site counseling programs for children and families in schools and home
Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1992, serving adults, children and their families. Over 30 yrs experience specializing in children and adolescent issues: school, behavioral, anxiety/mood disorders, special needs, ADHD, ASD (Autism Spectrum disorders) and developmental delays. Internship completed at Devereux Children's Hospital working with Autism Spectrum and behavioral disorders. Experienced working in-home and schools with children and families regarding abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, attachment disorders and behavioral issues. Coordinated on-site counseling programs for children and families in schools and home
(321) 766-8115 View (321) 766-8115

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Number of Therapists in Viera, FL

60+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Viera, FL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
68% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Optum
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Viera, FL see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Viera?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.