Therapists in Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL

Photo of Patricia Goodrich, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Patricia Goodrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405  (Online Only)
Hello! Seeking support is a sign of strength and courage. You have taken the first step on your path to the change you desire! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Florida with 9 years experience. I will strive to understand your story, hear you without judgment, and meet you where you are in this moment of your life. Together, we will explore your concerns and develop a path that is specific to your needs and desired outcomes.
Hello! Seeking support is a sign of strength and courage. You have taken the first step on your path to the change you desire! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Florida with 9 years experience. I will strive to understand your story, hear you without judgment, and meet you where you are in this moment of your life. Together, we will explore your concerns and develop a path that is specific to your needs and desired outcomes.
(561) 510-8027 View (561) 510-8027
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Mandi R Sjogren Duggan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with moods that seems to run rampant and come out of nowhere? Did you recently give birth and are struggling with hormone changes, depression, or anxiety? Perhaps you and your partner have been told expanding your family is no longer an option. Are you feeling lost and untethered? These are issues I can help you with. Climbing out of the darkness can seem like a long, lonely, and difficult task, however you are not alone in your thoughts and you are not the first person to feel the way you do. I am here to help one step at a time.
Are you struggling with moods that seems to run rampant and come out of nowhere? Did you recently give birth and are struggling with hormone changes, depression, or anxiety? Perhaps you and your partner have been told expanding your family is no longer an option. Are you feeling lost and untethered? These are issues I can help you with. Climbing out of the darkness can seem like a long, lonely, and difficult task, however you are not alone in your thoughts and you are not the first person to feel the way you do. I am here to help one step at a time.
(561) 220-4021 View (561) 220-4021
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Connie Francis
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC-QS, RYT
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients! Seeking support and help is a huge sign of courage and strength! I love working with couples who want to have healthy relationships and are motivated to live an intentional life. I help couples with pre-engagement counseling, pre-martial counseling, communication, infidelity, eating disorders and addiction's affect on relationships and other life transitions. Whether you are experiencing poor communication, infidelity, or experiencing a difficult life transition, support and skills can help your relationship grow and blossom.
Not accepting new clients! Seeking support and help is a huge sign of courage and strength! I love working with couples who want to have healthy relationships and are motivated to live an intentional life. I help couples with pre-engagement counseling, pre-martial counseling, communication, infidelity, eating disorders and addiction's affect on relationships and other life transitions. Whether you are experiencing poor communication, infidelity, or experiencing a difficult life transition, support and skills can help your relationship grow and blossom.
(561) 944-3358 View (561) 944-3358
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Shirley Gilbert
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
With 20 years of experience in the counseling profession, Shirley Gilbert provides a compassionate and supportive approach with her clients based on their individual needs. She believes in everyone's potential to self-actualize and live a happy life. She especially enjoys working with teens, families experiencing divorce, couples, and women's issues. Shirley is a Therapist in the Jupiter Community Counseling group, www.JupiterCommunityCounseling.com.
With 20 years of experience in the counseling profession, Shirley Gilbert provides a compassionate and supportive approach with her clients based on their individual needs. She believes in everyone's potential to self-actualize and live a happy life. She especially enjoys working with teens, families experiencing divorce, couples, and women's issues. Shirley is a Therapist in the Jupiter Community Counseling group, www.JupiterCommunityCounseling.com.
(561) 220-7382 View (561) 220-7382
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Andrea Erin Habrecht-Stasko
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CAP
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
There are times in all our lives when it is appropriate to seek out experienced counsel, support and guidance. If you are a slave to repetitive habits, relationship failures or behaviors you'd like to end than it is likely time to take that step. I have 17 years experience treating Relationship issues, Addictions and Dual diagnosis disorders. Most of those years I worked at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, a highly reputed residential treatment facility. I have been helping people develop more satisfying lives by arresting addictions, improving relationships and overcoming challenges to reach greater peace of mind.
There are times in all our lives when it is appropriate to seek out experienced counsel, support and guidance. If you are a slave to repetitive habits, relationship failures or behaviors you'd like to end than it is likely time to take that step. I have 17 years experience treating Relationship issues, Addictions and Dual diagnosis disorders. Most of those years I worked at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, a highly reputed residential treatment facility. I have been helping people develop more satisfying lives by arresting addictions, improving relationships and overcoming challenges to reach greater peace of mind.
(561) 220-6824 View (561) 220-6824
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Fran Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
I've spent the past two decades specializing in work with relationships, adolescents, families, couples, parenting, women's and men's issues, communication and other areas that affect our ability to lead our most productive lives. I work with people struggling with daily life issues as well as with anxiety, panic disorder, depression, ADHD and many other mental-health diagnoses. I am a Level 3 trained Gottman marital/relationship therapist. I am love working with couples and am very passionate about this work.
I've spent the past two decades specializing in work with relationships, adolescents, families, couples, parenting, women's and men's issues, communication and other areas that affect our ability to lead our most productive lives. I work with people struggling with daily life issues as well as with anxiety, panic disorder, depression, ADHD and many other mental-health diagnoses. I am a Level 3 trained Gottman marital/relationship therapist. I am love working with couples and am very passionate about this work.
(561) 333-4858 View (561) 333-4858
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Correlia Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you going through a difficult time? Feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, anxiety, grief, or frustration? Do you feel like your work, school, or relationships are suffering due to life's stressors? There is hope and I can help. You do not have to work through this alone. You do not have to feel like your feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness, frustration, or pain is keeping you from living the life you deserve. You do not have to continue struggling to get out of bed to face life.
Are you going through a difficult time? Feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, anxiety, grief, or frustration? Do you feel like your work, school, or relationships are suffering due to life's stressors? There is hope and I can help. You do not have to work through this alone. You do not have to feel like your feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness, frustration, or pain is keeping you from living the life you deserve. You do not have to continue struggling to get out of bed to face life.
(980) 365-8047 View (980) 365-8047
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Aser Ones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405  (Online Only)
Aser Ones is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sus servicios también están disponibles en español. He specialize in helping those with anxiety, depression and/or who have experienced trauma. He is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals and live life to their fullest potential.
Aser Ones is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sus servicios también están disponibles en español. He specialize in helping those with anxiety, depression and/or who have experienced trauma. He is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals and live life to their fullest potential.
(561) 468-5645 View (561) 468-5645
Photo of Carly Washor - Seventh Hour Healing Solutions, LLC, LCSW, CIMHP, MCAP, ICADC, EMDR, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Seventh Hour Healing Solutions, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIMHP, MCAP, ICADC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Whether you are encountering uncertainty, life transitions, bereavement, a breakup/divorce, changes in health, trauma symptoms, thought, emotional, and/or behavioral matters; there is a way through. Together, we will explore your life's challenges thoroughly and thoughtfully. Engagement with clients is founded on a relationship of integrity, respect, unconditional regard, & empathic presence, which I see as key components to establishing and maintaining a robust therapeutic dynamic.
Whether you are encountering uncertainty, life transitions, bereavement, a breakup/divorce, changes in health, trauma symptoms, thought, emotional, and/or behavioral matters; there is a way through. Together, we will explore your life's challenges thoroughly and thoughtfully. Engagement with clients is founded on a relationship of integrity, respect, unconditional regard, & empathic presence, which I see as key components to establishing and maintaining a robust therapeutic dynamic.
(754) 240-3672 View (754) 240-3672
Photo of Deborah Beriro, MS, LMHC, NCC, Counselor
Deborah Beriro
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
I became a therapist with the goal of helping my clients self actualize in order to lead healthier, serene and joy filled lives. My goal is not to keep you in therapy forever but instead give you the tools you need to be able to feel at peace and in love with your best life. I believe the relationship we have with ourselves and the filter we view the world through are key components that determine our happiness and satisfaction with ourselves, our lives. Once healing begins, the inevitable development of self worth and self esteem allows us to self actualize, feel at peace and live our lives to the fullest.
I became a therapist with the goal of helping my clients self actualize in order to lead healthier, serene and joy filled lives. My goal is not to keep you in therapy forever but instead give you the tools you need to be able to feel at peace and in love with your best life. I believe the relationship we have with ourselves and the filter we view the world through are key components that determine our happiness and satisfaction with ourselves, our lives. Once healing begins, the inevitable development of self worth and self esteem allows us to self actualize, feel at peace and live our lives to the fullest.
(561) 701-8022 View (561) 701-8022
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Abbe Horsburgh
Counselor, LMHC, MA, EdM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Abbe Horsburgh focuses primarily on helping patients with anxiety, depression, self harm, loss, and problems with relationships (of all kinds). She works mostly with individuals, but also with families, where conflicts, misunderstandings, and hurtful acts, whether past or present, often create distance and painful cutoffs. She is empathetic and patient, but also, where necessary, goal-oriented and pro-active.
Abbe Horsburgh focuses primarily on helping patients with anxiety, depression, self harm, loss, and problems with relationships (of all kinds). She works mostly with individuals, but also with families, where conflicts, misunderstandings, and hurtful acts, whether past or present, often create distance and painful cutoffs. She is empathetic and patient, but also, where necessary, goal-oriented and pro-active.
(561) 220-8827 View (561) 220-8827
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Arthur J Smith
ICADC, MCAP , MS, MFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
My name is Artie Smith. Please allow me to help you overcome the obstacles that are blocking your path to a happy and productive life. Whether it is substance abuse or other addictions, grief, loss and/or trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or just feeling 'stuck', I can assist with getting you back on the right track. I have over 20 years of counseling experience and have a local private office. Call me today for a free consultation and conversation to see if we are a good fit.
My name is Artie Smith. Please allow me to help you overcome the obstacles that are blocking your path to a happy and productive life. Whether it is substance abuse or other addictions, grief, loss and/or trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or just feeling 'stuck', I can assist with getting you back on the right track. I have over 20 years of counseling experience and have a local private office. Call me today for a free consultation and conversation to see if we are a good fit.
(561) 448-6124 View (561) 448-6124
Photo of Amber Biello-Taylor, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amber Biello-Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
My name is Amber Biello-Taylor and I have over a decade of counseling experience. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work with a certification in addictions. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR therapy and neurofeedback. I approach each session with compassion and an open and non-judgmental mind frame. For the past decade, I have helped people with various issues. These issues include substance abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, family issues, childhood trauma, financial issues, chronic pain, parenting, blended families, and more.
My name is Amber Biello-Taylor and I have over a decade of counseling experience. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work with a certification in addictions. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR therapy and neurofeedback. I approach each session with compassion and an open and non-judgmental mind frame. For the past decade, I have helped people with various issues. These issues include substance abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, family issues, childhood trauma, financial issues, chronic pain, parenting, blended families, and more.
(954) 951-8102 View (954) 951-8102
Photo of Tammara L Lewis - Mariposa Awakening Therapy Services, LLC, MS, LMHC
Mariposa Awakening Therapy Services, LLC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405  (Online Only)
My name is Tammara Lewis, owner of Mariposa Awakening Therapy Services. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-Level 2 (CCTP-II), and a solution-focused coach. In 2009, I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and currently pursuing my doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I possess more than 8 years of experience working in community and court-ordered agencies and private practice.
My name is Tammara Lewis, owner of Mariposa Awakening Therapy Services. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-Level 2 (CCTP-II), and a solution-focused coach. In 2009, I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and currently pursuing my doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I possess more than 8 years of experience working in community and court-ordered agencies and private practice.
(786) 828-5092 View (786) 828-5092
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Quinn Smalley
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405  (Online Only)
I assess each individual client to discover together which approach may work best. I am trained on exposure and response prevention and cognitive behavioral approaches as well as art therapy. I work with adult clients and I have experience with a multitude of different diagnoses and presenting concerns including social anxiety, OCD, relationship conflict, identity issues, adjustment issues, and depressed mood. Please find my phone number and email to reach out directly so I can help answer your questions and get you booked.
I assess each individual client to discover together which approach may work best. I am trained on exposure and response prevention and cognitive behavioral approaches as well as art therapy. I work with adult clients and I have experience with a multitude of different diagnoses and presenting concerns including social anxiety, OCD, relationship conflict, identity issues, adjustment issues, and depressed mood. Please find my phone number and email to reach out directly so I can help answer your questions and get you booked.
(727) 855-6688 View (727) 855-6688
Photo of Callie Clinch, MS, LMHC, NCC, Counselor
Callie Clinch
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
My approach to psychotherapy is based in collaboration with clients. My goal is to assist you in identifying the underlying causes of your current, or long term, distress and/or to manage current symptoms. I firmly believe that each of us possesses an inherent potential for healing & growth. My clients are individuals who seek connection, unconditional positive regard, empathy - and an appropriate dose of humor! - in their therapist. I specialize in eating disorders, substance use disorders, and mental health disorders including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, mood disorders and PTSD.
My approach to psychotherapy is based in collaboration with clients. My goal is to assist you in identifying the underlying causes of your current, or long term, distress and/or to manage current symptoms. I firmly believe that each of us possesses an inherent potential for healing & growth. My clients are individuals who seek connection, unconditional positive regard, empathy - and an appropriate dose of humor! - in their therapist. I specialize in eating disorders, substance use disorders, and mental health disorders including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, mood disorders and PTSD.
(561) 708-4656 View (561) 708-4656
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Meredith Katzenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405  (Online Only)
Using evidence-based practices and techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, I help clients shift and grow in meaningful ways. I work with individuals and families ages 15+ who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, challenges with self-esteem, relationship concerns, familial challenges, and more. Areas of expertise include: trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief, life transitions (parenthood, school, career, relationships), mindfulness, & relationships
Using evidence-based practices and techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, I help clients shift and grow in meaningful ways. I work with individuals and families ages 15+ who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, challenges with self-esteem, relationship concerns, familial challenges, and more. Areas of expertise include: trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief, life transitions (parenthood, school, career, relationships), mindfulness, & relationships
(561) 220-7812 View (561) 220-7812
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Alkebulan’s (Africa's) Counseling & Group Service
Counselor, MA, LMHC , LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405  (Online Only)
Are you a women dealing with a past trauma such as a physical assault or accident? Has this experience hurt you and you're having a difficult time dealing with the memories, being in particular places, with certain people or even difficulty sleeping? If your goals are to reduce negative emotions or process traumatic events, you are at the right place. I am available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until sundown.
Are you a women dealing with a past trauma such as a physical assault or accident? Has this experience hurt you and you're having a difficult time dealing with the memories, being in particular places, with certain people or even difficulty sleeping? If your goals are to reduce negative emotions or process traumatic events, you are at the right place. I am available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until sundown.
(586) 930-6102 View (586) 930-6102
Photo of Amy Saleeby, MBA, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Amy Saleeby
Counselor, MBA, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Welcome to my page! I am so glad you found me. My name is Amy and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where I fell in love with the field of psychology. After that, I went on to earn my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from PBAU, where I honed my skills in helping people overcome life's challenges. I have worked with a wide range of clients, from individuals to couples to families, and I have helped them navigate through a variety of issues.
Welcome to my page! I am so glad you found me. My name is Amy and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where I fell in love with the field of psychology. After that, I went on to earn my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from PBAU, where I honed my skills in helping people overcome life's challenges. I have worked with a wide range of clients, from individuals to couples to families, and I have helped them navigate through a variety of issues.
(561) 331-4484 View (561) 331-4484
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Deniele Degryse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Not Verified Not Verified
Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL 33405  (Online Only)
Your journey unfolds through real connections and transformative experiences. Your growth, understanding, and healing are the primary focus that we share. Let's walk together on this path of self-discovery and empowerment. Every story is unique, every voice matters. Whatever your challenge, concerns, or issues may be, therapy can help to improve your life, perspective, and behaviors. All age groups are accepted. I have extensive experience working with young children, teens, and adults.
Your journey unfolds through real connections and transformative experiences. Your growth, understanding, and healing are the primary focus that we share. Let's walk together on this path of self-discovery and empowerment. Every story is unique, every voice matters. Whatever your challenge, concerns, or issues may be, therapy can help to improve your life, perspective, and behaviors. All age groups are accepted. I have extensive experience working with young children, teens, and adults.
(561) 956-4523 View (561) 956-4523

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Southwest, West Palm Beach, FL see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Southwest, West Palm 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.