Therapists in Washington County, FL

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Deborah Simonds
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Chipley, FL 32428  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Deborah and I am glad you are here. I know it can be difficult to admit when we need help sometimes. Whether you have life long trauma or an acute situation that you need to work through, having an understanding counselor to help navigate you on your journey is priceless. Life is busy and we all get overloaded at times and need to decompress in ways that work for you as an individual. Learning how to ask for help is the beginning of a life changing experience for you. The ability to "let go", learn and move on is phenomenal in growing
Hi, I am Deborah and I am glad you are here. I know it can be difficult to admit when we need help sometimes. Whether you have life long trauma or an acute situation that you need to work through, having an understanding counselor to help navigate you on your journey is priceless. Life is busy and we all get overloaded at times and need to decompress in ways that work for you as an individual. Learning how to ask for help is the beginning of a life changing experience for you. The ability to "let go", learn and move on is phenomenal in growing
(850) 754-7702 View (850) 754-7702
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Elks Therapy, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Vernon, FL 32462  (Online Only)
I have a calm, patient approach to therapy with all clients; this approach is especially helpful for clients who have difficulties navigating life after trauma. I understand the importance of working with each client as an individual at the pace he or she feels most comfortable. Helping each client identify his or her strengths or positive attributes and applying those into challenging areas of life helps keep each client motivated. Taking time to work on small goals building to larger goals is also very important to avoid discouragement.
I have a calm, patient approach to therapy with all clients; this approach is especially helpful for clients who have difficulties navigating life after trauma. I understand the importance of working with each client as an individual at the pace he or she feels most comfortable. Helping each client identify his or her strengths or positive attributes and applying those into challenging areas of life helps keep each client motivated. Taking time to work on small goals building to larger goals is also very important to avoid discouragement.
(850) 220-1948 View (850) 220-1948
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John Sundeen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Chipley, FL 32428  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for looking at my profile. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re thinking about making changes. That’s a good thing! Life is about change (hopefully positive). However, sometimes we find ourselves stuck, distracted, side-tracked, lost, afraid, blocked, (insert your own word here), etc… You may have made efforts to change some things already with varying degrees of success and now you’re wondering what’s realistically possible. There is an important part of the change that often gets overlooked and doesn’t get the attention necessary for our efforts to be truly effective.
Thank you for looking at my profile. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re thinking about making changes. That’s a good thing! Life is about change (hopefully positive). However, sometimes we find ourselves stuck, distracted, side-tracked, lost, afraid, blocked, (insert your own word here), etc… You may have made efforts to change some things already with varying degrees of success and now you’re wondering what’s realistically possible. There is an important part of the change that often gets overlooked and doesn’t get the attention necessary for our efforts to be truly effective.
(850) 783-2812 View (850) 783-2812
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Stacey D Pebbler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Chipley, FL 32428  (Online Only)
My name is Stacey I am bilingual (Spanish and English). I provide virtual sessions. I am a LMHC and have experience working with clients and who struggle with substance addictions, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and trauma. I also volunteered as a guardian ad litem for 3 years and have been an advocate for children and families that need support.
My name is Stacey I am bilingual (Spanish and English). I provide virtual sessions. I am a LMHC and have experience working with clients and who struggle with substance addictions, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and trauma. I also volunteered as a guardian ad litem for 3 years and have been an advocate for children and families that need support.
(850) 495-7547 View (850) 495-7547
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Margaret Andem APRN, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APRN, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chipley, FL 32428
I provide individual, couples, family, group therapy, medication management to children, adolescents, adults in the areas of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, addictions, dually-diagnosed, parenting, family issues, childhood issues, adolescent issues, behavior, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, loss/grief/bereavement, women's issues, relationships, self-esteem, self-image, codependency, dependency, anger management, stress management, time management, life skills, work issues. I provide psychoeducational groups and professional trainings. My focus in working with clients is to help them gain and maintain control in their lives despite past or present issues, and to deal with those issues appropriately.
I provide individual, couples, family, group therapy, medication management to children, adolescents, adults in the areas of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, addictions, dually-diagnosed, parenting, family issues, childhood issues, adolescent issues, behavior, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, loss/grief/bereavement, women's issues, relationships, self-esteem, self-image, codependency, dependency, anger management, stress management, time management, life skills, work issues. I provide psychoeducational groups and professional trainings. My focus in working with clients is to help them gain and maintain control in their lives despite past or present issues, and to deal with those issues appropriately.
(850) 573-2233 View (850) 573-2233
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Alyssa Duesler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Chipley, FL 32428
Change is difficult and uncomfortable and things can become even harder when those around you don’t understand. You’re stuck in this cycle of addiction or negative thinking and sometimes it feels as though you will never get out of this pattern. You go around and around, you follow the steps, you read the books but it’s just not working and no one understands why that is. You’re thinking “maybe I’m just not cut out for this? Maybe I need this? I’m just broken.” But MAYBE you just haven’t found a solution that works for your needs. Let's find a solution that works for YOU.
Change is difficult and uncomfortable and things can become even harder when those around you don’t understand. You’re stuck in this cycle of addiction or negative thinking and sometimes it feels as though you will never get out of this pattern. You go around and around, you follow the steps, you read the books but it’s just not working and no one understands why that is. You’re thinking “maybe I’m just not cut out for this? Maybe I need this? I’m just broken.” But MAYBE you just haven’t found a solution that works for your needs. Let's find a solution that works for YOU.
(850) 988-3860 View (850) 988-3860
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Michele Jacobson
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Chipley, FL 32428
My name is Michele Jacobson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I am comfortable working with many kinds of challenges and welcome the opportunity to assist you. I would like to work together to discover the tools necessary for a new outlook in your life. I am here to assist with any issue affecting your well being and have expertise in stress management, anxiety and panic disorders, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss issues as well as work/life balance and self care. I am experienced with life transitions whether it be college, new job, relationships, parenting issues, medical problems, empty nesters or retirement.
My name is Michele Jacobson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I am comfortable working with many kinds of challenges and welcome the opportunity to assist you. I would like to work together to discover the tools necessary for a new outlook in your life. I am here to assist with any issue affecting your well being and have expertise in stress management, anxiety and panic disorders, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss issues as well as work/life balance and self care. I am experienced with life transitions whether it be college, new job, relationships, parenting issues, medical problems, empty nesters or retirement.
(786) 648-8202 View (786) 648-8202
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AFCC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, LCPC, TCC, FCFM
Verified Verified
Chipley, FL 32428
I strongly believe that with every life challenge there is a positive outcome. I look forward to working together and turning rough seas into calmer waters. I provide premarital, marriage, couple, individual, teen, children, family counseling. I do NOT diagnosis, License MFT, Christian Counselor, Certified Family Mediator. Born Bronx, NY, lived Miami & understand diversity & the dynamics of blended families. Virtual sessions available. Two offices: Alford & Jax, Fl. Call for Appt- 904-250-1128, 1-844-288-8904, Email, TEXT 904 252-0701. www.christiancounselordirectory.com www.allfaithchristiancounseling.com - Se habla Espanol
I strongly believe that with every life challenge there is a positive outcome. I look forward to working together and turning rough seas into calmer waters. I provide premarital, marriage, couple, individual, teen, children, family counseling. I do NOT diagnosis, License MFT, Christian Counselor, Certified Family Mediator. Born Bronx, NY, lived Miami & understand diversity & the dynamics of blended families. Virtual sessions available. Two offices: Alford & Jax, Fl. Call for Appt- 904-250-1128, 1-844-288-8904, Email, TEXT 904 252-0701. www.christiancounselordirectory.com www.allfaithchristiancounseling.com - Se habla Espanol
(850) 820-2133 View (850) 820-2133
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Amy Gokey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Chipley, FL 32428
Welcome, my name is Amy Gokey, LMHC. With over 18 years of experience, my passion is helping people create change in their lives. I enjoy working with people struggling with anxiety, grief, depression, past trauma, or relationships issues. I utilize approaches from interpersonal process, attachment theory and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you identify and work towards making achievable steps in your healing and recovery. I tend to be direct, yet compassionate during the therapy process.
Welcome, my name is Amy Gokey, LMHC. With over 18 years of experience, my passion is helping people create change in their lives. I enjoy working with people struggling with anxiety, grief, depression, past trauma, or relationships issues. I utilize approaches from interpersonal process, attachment theory and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you identify and work towards making achievable steps in your healing and recovery. I tend to be direct, yet compassionate during the therapy process.
(305) 615-2877 View (305) 615-2877
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Coleen L Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chipley, FL 32428
Have you ever felt like life is crashing down on you, everywhere you turn is a closed door? Or maybe you just need someone to talk to? Therapy can be your missing piece! This can be your open door. Divorce, kids, stress, work, trauma, or just life in general brings all of us on different journeys; therapy can help you gain healthy insight and learn positive coping strategies for wherever you are at in life.
Have you ever felt like life is crashing down on you, everywhere you turn is a closed door? Or maybe you just need someone to talk to? Therapy can be your missing piece! This can be your open door. Divorce, kids, stress, work, trauma, or just life in general brings all of us on different journeys; therapy can help you gain healthy insight and learn positive coping strategies for wherever you are at in life.
(850) 290-0541 View (850) 290-0541
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Cassandra Rinvil
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Vernon, FL 32462
As an experienced and licensed mental health counselor, the barriers to achieving your strongest desires are often minimized by false narratives you may have unintentionally adopted. We'll establish new tools and therapeutic skills to address challenges head-on. Then we'll craft a tailor-made action plan that empowers you to move in the right direction. You will find that our sessions are judgment-free zones where you can indeed be seen and heard.
As an experienced and licensed mental health counselor, the barriers to achieving your strongest desires are often minimized by false narratives you may have unintentionally adopted. We'll establish new tools and therapeutic skills to address challenges head-on. Then we'll craft a tailor-made action plan that empowers you to move in the right direction. You will find that our sessions are judgment-free zones where you can indeed be seen and heard.
(786) 244-7039 View (786) 244-7039
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Floribeth Arrautt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ebro, FL 32437
Thanks for being brave to seek help to overcome challenges and make you more resilient. My name is Floribeth Arrautt, MSW, LCSW, a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with 17 years of experience providing psychotherapy to the elderly, adults, young teens, and children with chronic medical issues and challenges. My client population & specialty focus on providing the psychological tools and interventions that my patients need when dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, chronic medical issues, loss & grief, obesity, emotional eating behaviors. I help my clients to build coping skills to feel better and to overcome obstacles.
Thanks for being brave to seek help to overcome challenges and make you more resilient. My name is Floribeth Arrautt, MSW, LCSW, a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with 17 years of experience providing psychotherapy to the elderly, adults, young teens, and children with chronic medical issues and challenges. My client population & specialty focus on providing the psychological tools and interventions that my patients need when dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, chronic medical issues, loss & grief, obesity, emotional eating behaviors. I help my clients to build coping skills to feel better and to overcome obstacles.
(863) 887-8508 View (863) 887-8508
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Megan Segall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vernon, FL 32462
My name is Megan Segall and as a clinical social worker, I approach therapy with a sociological perspective and look at each individual with a fresh lens based on their unique circumstances. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages with varying issues. My treatment approach modalities include CBT, mindfulness, inner child work, trauma-focused CBT, motivational interviewing, and more. I have a laid-back approach. I want you to feel comfortable and supported throughout our time together.
My name is Megan Segall and as a clinical social worker, I approach therapy with a sociological perspective and look at each individual with a fresh lens based on their unique circumstances. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages with varying issues. My treatment approach modalities include CBT, mindfulness, inner child work, trauma-focused CBT, motivational interviewing, and more. I have a laid-back approach. I want you to feel comfortable and supported throughout our time together.
(407) 743-7123 View (407) 743-7123

Online Therapists

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Rolanda Brown-Dennis (Manifestation Wellness)
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Hello I'm Rolanda, owner and operator of Manifestation Wellness. I have a burning desire to heal community from trauma through support, teaching, education, and accountability holistically. Many of us aspire to live a holistic life. One where mind, body, and spirit are nurtured with affirming practices to empower a higher sense of self through our journey in life. Sometimes on our quest to be our best self, we are faced with challenges stemming from trauma, anxiety, stress, and depression slowing the natural process of healing and growth. As a Holistic Therapist I utilize and integrate evidence based practices to assist my clients.
Hello I'm Rolanda, owner and operator of Manifestation Wellness. I have a burning desire to heal community from trauma through support, teaching, education, and accountability holistically. Many of us aspire to live a holistic life. One where mind, body, and spirit are nurtured with affirming practices to empower a higher sense of self through our journey in life. Sometimes on our quest to be our best self, we are faced with challenges stemming from trauma, anxiety, stress, and depression slowing the natural process of healing and growth. As a Holistic Therapist I utilize and integrate evidence based practices to assist my clients.
(850) 848-1520 View (850) 848-1520
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Erica Epstein - Teens-College-Women Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, MA, CFTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Panama City, FL 32404  (Online Only)
I'm a skilled, dedicated, experienced, and compassionate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing and dedicated to helping Teens (11+) , Women, and College students cope and overcome life's challenges in both Florida and New York. I'm the mom of 2 teens. I hold a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Early Childhood Education. My role as a therapist is versatile, I am an educator, a guide, a listener, a goofball, or a mirror. I am here to help foster a trusting and collaborative relationship in which clients can feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, and life struggles.
I'm a skilled, dedicated, experienced, and compassionate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing and dedicated to helping Teens (11+) , Women, and College students cope and overcome life's challenges in both Florida and New York. I'm the mom of 2 teens. I hold a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and in Early Childhood Education. My role as a therapist is versatile, I am an educator, a guide, a listener, a goofball, or a mirror. I am here to help foster a trusting and collaborative relationship in which clients can feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, and life struggles.
(561) 559-5448 View (561) 559-5448
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Joanne E Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Navarre, FL 32566
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience providing counseling services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I believe that by providing support and practical feedback, clients will feel empowered to effectively address life’s tough challenges. I believe that facilitating the individual discovery of personal strengths, encourages individuals to work towards attaining their own personal growth and understanding of their path and direction. I believe change happens when people are given the guidance needed to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience providing counseling services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I believe that by providing support and practical feedback, clients will feel empowered to effectively address life’s tough challenges. I believe that facilitating the individual discovery of personal strengths, encourages individuals to work towards attaining their own personal growth and understanding of their path and direction. I believe change happens when people are given the guidance needed to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential.
(850) 600-8488 View (850) 600-8488
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Dr. Jamila Holcomb
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32308
You deserve to feel safe, to feel seen, and to feel loved. Within an inclusive and supportive environment, I will walk alongside you as you heal from past and current traumas, break free from negative generational patterns, tackle challenging life transitions, and learn more effective communication and coping skills. Let's reclaim your sense of safety, strength, identity, and peace. You deserve it.
You deserve to feel safe, to feel seen, and to feel loved. Within an inclusive and supportive environment, I will walk alongside you as you heal from past and current traumas, break free from negative generational patterns, tackle challenging life transitions, and learn more effective communication and coping skills. Let's reclaim your sense of safety, strength, identity, and peace. You deserve it.
(850) 754-6192 View (850) 754-6192
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Diana Lynn Foltz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milton, FL 32583
My name is Diana Foltz, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida and working with individuals via Telehealth. I work with adolescents to geriatrics and have experience with all age groups with specialties in anxiety & mood disorders, grief/loss issues, traumatic stress (acute or post), and help with adjusting to major life changes using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trauma-informed care, including experience with EMDR. I work to help my clients navigate these transition periods and to build skills to allow them to feel better about themselves and develop a more positive outlook on life.
My name is Diana Foltz, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida and working with individuals via Telehealth. I work with adolescents to geriatrics and have experience with all age groups with specialties in anxiety & mood disorders, grief/loss issues, traumatic stress (acute or post), and help with adjusting to major life changes using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trauma-informed care, including experience with EMDR. I work to help my clients navigate these transition periods and to build skills to allow them to feel better about themselves and develop a more positive outlook on life.
(786) 981-3364 View (786) 981-3364
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Caroline Roach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Panama City, FL 32404  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Caroline Roach and I am a licensed therapist providing online therapy services to individuals seeking help with their mental health and well-being. I have a Master Degree in Social Work from Saint Leo University and have been practicing therapy for 9 years. Throughout my career, I have gained experience working with a diverse range of clients dealing with various mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and relationship issues.I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, working together with my clients to identify their goals and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Hello, my name is Caroline Roach and I am a licensed therapist providing online therapy services to individuals seeking help with their mental health and well-being. I have a Master Degree in Social Work from Saint Leo University and have been practicing therapy for 9 years. Throughout my career, I have gained experience working with a diverse range of clients dealing with various mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and relationship issues.I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy, working together with my clients to identify their goals and develop a personalized treatment plan.
(352) 656-6354 View (352) 656-6354
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Alicia Nicole Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-QS
Verified Verified
Pensacola, FL 32506  (Online Only)
Many people struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, navigating friendships, connecting with your partner or building stronger family dynamics, but I am here to help. No matter how big or small the problem is, no one should face life challenges alone. I would be happy to be part of your journey of healing, seeking self-acceptance and optimal fulfillment to live your best life. My hope for our work together is that you complete therapy with a better understanding of self, emotions, behaviors and a unique toolbox to manage any stressors.
Many people struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, navigating friendships, connecting with your partner or building stronger family dynamics, but I am here to help. No matter how big or small the problem is, no one should face life challenges alone. I would be happy to be part of your journey of healing, seeking self-acceptance and optimal fulfillment to live your best life. My hope for our work together is that you complete therapy with a better understanding of self, emotions, behaviors and a unique toolbox to manage any stressors.
(954) 231-2092 View (954) 231-2092

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Number of Therapists in Washington County, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$92

Therapists in Washington County, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
77% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
69% Stress
62% Addiction
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Washington County, FL see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington County?

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.