Therapists in Winter Park, FL

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Karen F. Chase
Counselor, MA, LMHC, Coach
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
So many of us long for a feeling of liberation from old patterns, habits, wounding and conditioning. To be free from thoughts/feelings stemming from pain, fear and unworthiness. To awaken from just going through the motions in life and evolving into the most authentic and empowered version of ourselves means we must first begin the journey of deeply understanding ourselves. To face ourselves with a radical honesty and acceptance. To lean into ourselves with a mindful and compassionate curiosity. To hold ourselves in the highest regard.
So many of us long for a feeling of liberation from old patterns, habits, wounding and conditioning. To be free from thoughts/feelings stemming from pain, fear and unworthiness. To awaken from just going through the motions in life and evolving into the most authentic and empowered version of ourselves means we must first begin the journey of deeply understanding ourselves. To face ourselves with a radical honesty and acceptance. To lean into ourselves with a mindful and compassionate curiosity. To hold ourselves in the highest regard.
(321) 248-6095 View (321) 248-6095
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Angela Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32792  (Online Only)
Welcome! Are you ready to ease the pressure from high standards, gain more clarity, and live a more joyful life? You are in the right place! I will teach you tools to reduce stress, regulate your nervous system, tap into your authentic self, resolve long-standing stuck patterns, and create clear goals for your future. I use an integrative approach and specialize in EMDR therapy. I can help you to rewrite the narrative you've been living so you can hone in on your intuition, feel more confident, and have more clarity so you can reach the goals that you set for yourself! EMDR Intensives and short-term therapy are now available!
Welcome! Are you ready to ease the pressure from high standards, gain more clarity, and live a more joyful life? You are in the right place! I will teach you tools to reduce stress, regulate your nervous system, tap into your authentic self, resolve long-standing stuck patterns, and create clear goals for your future. I use an integrative approach and specialize in EMDR therapy. I can help you to rewrite the narrative you've been living so you can hone in on your intuition, feel more confident, and have more clarity so you can reach the goals that you set for yourself! EMDR Intensives and short-term therapy are now available!
(321) 274-9607 View (321) 274-9607
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A New Hope Recovery Services - Interventionist
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, NCC, CCMI-M
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
At A New Hope Recovery we are advocates for individuals & families struggling with addiction and/or other problematic behavioral issues. We provide Interventions, Counseling, Evaluations & Case-Management services, all supported by our team of licensed and accredited professionals. We provide Interventions for Substance Use Disorders (drugs and alcohol addiction), Process/Behavioral Addictions (sex addiction, overeating, gambling, etc.) and other Mental Health conditions. We believe that an Intervention is a loving and lifesaving act. Call us today for more information.
At A New Hope Recovery we are advocates for individuals & families struggling with addiction and/or other problematic behavioral issues. We provide Interventions, Counseling, Evaluations & Case-Management services, all supported by our team of licensed and accredited professionals. We provide Interventions for Substance Use Disorders (drugs and alcohol addiction), Process/Behavioral Addictions (sex addiction, overeating, gambling, etc.) and other Mental Health conditions. We believe that an Intervention is a loving and lifesaving act. Call us today for more information.
(407) 543-2183 View (407) 543-2183
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Dannelle Williams
Counselor, MH20813
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
You want to be heard, seen, known and understood. You are tired of feeling invisible, silenced, and worthless. This is your time to heal and become the best version of yourself. Your story is valuable. All of the pain and victories you have encountered make you uniquely who you are. You deserve for your story to be heard and for you to be valued and appreciated. Your fight with fear, depression, and anxiety is a very real battle. In the worst of it, you did not think you could make it through another night. But here you are. You woke up and are living to see another day, so now what will you do with it? Enjoy life.
You want to be heard, seen, known and understood. You are tired of feeling invisible, silenced, and worthless. This is your time to heal and become the best version of yourself. Your story is valuable. All of the pain and victories you have encountered make you uniquely who you are. You deserve for your story to be heard and for you to be valued and appreciated. Your fight with fear, depression, and anxiety is a very real battle. In the worst of it, you did not think you could make it through another night. But here you are. You woke up and are living to see another day, so now what will you do with it? Enjoy life.
(321) 396-0485 View (321) 396-0485
Photo of Didem Alpaslan, Pre-Licensed Professional in Winter Park, FL
Didem Alpaslan
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
I love working with individuals from different backgrounds, culture, ethnicity, age groups, faith, etc. I am passionate about inclusiveness and diversity. If you are looking for non-judgmental, safe place where you can share, connect, and heal you came to the right place.
I love working with individuals from different backgrounds, culture, ethnicity, age groups, faith, etc. I am passionate about inclusiveness and diversity. If you are looking for non-judgmental, safe place where you can share, connect, and heal you came to the right place.
(407) 606-5434 View (407) 606-5434
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ParenTeen Connecting Consulting
MEd
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32792
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Is your child or adolescent experiencing behavioral difficulties, academic failure, performance anxiety, mood swings, or is a victim of bullying? I specialize in CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, COLLEGE STUDENTS and families experiencing a wide variety of psychological, behavioral, academic, and relational problems. In a genuine, comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I help clients use their special unique qualities to find solutions to problems, enhance their relationships, build confidence, and develop a healthy sense of self.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Is your child or adolescent experiencing behavioral difficulties, academic failure, performance anxiety, mood swings, or is a victim of bullying? I specialize in CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, COLLEGE STUDENTS and families experiencing a wide variety of psychological, behavioral, academic, and relational problems. In a genuine, comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I help clients use their special unique qualities to find solutions to problems, enhance their relationships, build confidence, and develop a healthy sense of self.
(407) 901-3488 View (407) 901-3488
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Open Doors Counseling Center
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
At Open Doors Counseling Center we are passionate about helping individuals, children, teens, couples and families find peace, healing, strength and direction. We understand there are times when life can be painful, stressful, exhausting, and confusing. Our clients often come to us saying, "I feel stuck." "We just don't get along anymore." "We are so worried about our son." "We don't know what else to do." "I just can't seem to follow through on anything." "I am sad/anxious/worried/angry and I just want to feel happy." Life is really hard and sometimes you just need an expert to help you navigate the difficult and painful times.
At Open Doors Counseling Center we are passionate about helping individuals, children, teens, couples and families find peace, healing, strength and direction. We understand there are times when life can be painful, stressful, exhausting, and confusing. Our clients often come to us saying, "I feel stuck." "We just don't get along anymore." "We are so worried about our son." "We don't know what else to do." "I just can't seem to follow through on anything." "I am sad/anxious/worried/angry and I just want to feel happy." Life is really hard and sometimes you just need an expert to help you navigate the difficult and painful times.
(407) 900-3218 View (407) 900-3218
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Yael Rivera
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32792  (Online Only)
I work with adults 18+ who are looking for support with emotional distress, navigating their partner relationships, friendships, or family dynamics, living with the impacts of trauma, adjusting to life transitions, & those seeking neurodiversity-affirming support. There is hope to create a greater sense of connection, safety, and ease within yourself and your relationships. I offer therapy focused on deepening self-understanding, developing tools for a meaningful life, and discovering your healthier way of responding to life. We will explore approaches to your unique story to find more authentic ways to thrive in your day to day.
I work with adults 18+ who are looking for support with emotional distress, navigating their partner relationships, friendships, or family dynamics, living with the impacts of trauma, adjusting to life transitions, & those seeking neurodiversity-affirming support. There is hope to create a greater sense of connection, safety, and ease within yourself and your relationships. I offer therapy focused on deepening self-understanding, developing tools for a meaningful life, and discovering your healthier way of responding to life. We will explore approaches to your unique story to find more authentic ways to thrive in your day to day.
(407) 845-9072 View (407) 845-9072
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Tammy Mantalas Rapid Resolution Therapy
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
Is it hard just to function and get through the day? Ready for a change? Most of my practice is based on the use of Rapid Resolution Therapy brain-based techniques as it is gentle, fun and quick; relieving unwanted symptoms in as little as 1-3 sessions. I am also certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and a Prepare and Enrich Facilitator as well as trained in traditional therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multimodal Therapy and Mindful Practices
Is it hard just to function and get through the day? Ready for a change? Most of my practice is based on the use of Rapid Resolution Therapy brain-based techniques as it is gentle, fun and quick; relieving unwanted symptoms in as little as 1-3 sessions. I am also certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and a Prepare and Enrich Facilitator as well as trained in traditional therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multimodal Therapy and Mindful Practices
(407) 490-1477 View (407) 490-1477
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Jill Hamilton Buss
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32792
Seeking counseling can be scary or overwhelming - especially if you're feeling vulnerable or upset. My goal is to make therapy a safe, supported experience. My style is warm, holistic and empowering. In those moments when you think you can't, I know you can. I've had many clients beat amazing odds - overcoming depression, anxiety and past hurts. I've had clients leave bad relationships when they were sure they couldn't and others found happiness and healthy relationships. I am confident and hopeful you could find peace and joy too.
Seeking counseling can be scary or overwhelming - especially if you're feeling vulnerable or upset. My goal is to make therapy a safe, supported experience. My style is warm, holistic and empowering. In those moments when you think you can't, I know you can. I've had many clients beat amazing odds - overcoming depression, anxiety and past hurts. I've had clients leave bad relationships when they were sure they couldn't and others found happiness and healthy relationships. I am confident and hopeful you could find peace and joy too.
(321) 895-9113 View (321) 895-9113
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Sean Turner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
Hello! Thank you for visiting my information. I'm Sean Turner, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist practicing in Winter Park. Beginning therapy can be a big step toward living the best life possible-no matter what challenges you may be facing. For the past 20 years I have been helping people feel better about themselves and feel more deeply connected with those they love.
Hello! Thank you for visiting my information. I'm Sean Turner, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist practicing in Winter Park. Beginning therapy can be a big step toward living the best life possible-no matter what challenges you may be facing. For the past 20 years I have been helping people feel better about themselves and feel more deeply connected with those they love.
(407) 499-4374 View (407) 499-4374
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Wendy Mosholder-Hart
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
Is life not going as you planned? Feeling overwhelmed, down or stressed more than you would like? I established my practice to help individuals to navigate the transitions that life inevitably brings. With a strengths-based approach I work with clients to improve self esteem, relationships and overall wellbeing while developing the skills to manage challenges such as anxiety and depression. My goal is to support my clients in meeting their own greatest potential.
Is life not going as you planned? Feeling overwhelmed, down or stressed more than you would like? I established my practice to help individuals to navigate the transitions that life inevitably brings. With a strengths-based approach I work with clients to improve self esteem, relationships and overall wellbeing while developing the skills to manage challenges such as anxiety and depression. My goal is to support my clients in meeting their own greatest potential.
(407) 975-5218 View (407) 975-5218
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Peter Wildeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
My specialty is working with relationships; people having a hard time with relationships either romantic, at work or with a sibling, parent or friend. I teach effective communication, patience, and learning assertiveness rights (you have the right to say no to someone). I help my clients to identify their values, learn about mindfulness and describe what their "best life" looks like. If you are making decisions that are guided by your values, you will find your best life. I will help you identify ineffective patterns, find your path, set goals and get to where you want to be.
My specialty is working with relationships; people having a hard time with relationships either romantic, at work or with a sibling, parent or friend. I teach effective communication, patience, and learning assertiveness rights (you have the right to say no to someone). I help my clients to identify their values, learn about mindfulness and describe what their "best life" looks like. If you are making decisions that are guided by your values, you will find your best life. I will help you identify ineffective patterns, find your path, set goals and get to where you want to be.
(407) 315-1542 View (407) 315-1542
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Bryanna Imo
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
Life can be a beautiful yet challenging adventure, sometimes presenting unexpected detours and difficult terrain. As your therapist, I'm here to offer compassionate guidance and support every step of the way. In my practice, you'll find a safe and judgment-free space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly and authentically. Whether you're navigating daily challenges, relationship dynamics, or seeking deeper personal growth, we'll work together to untangle the threads that might be keeping you from living your most fulfilling life.
Life can be a beautiful yet challenging adventure, sometimes presenting unexpected detours and difficult terrain. As your therapist, I'm here to offer compassionate guidance and support every step of the way. In my practice, you'll find a safe and judgment-free space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly and authentically. Whether you're navigating daily challenges, relationship dynamics, or seeking deeper personal growth, we'll work together to untangle the threads that might be keeping you from living your most fulfilling life.
(407) 906-1109 View (407) 906-1109
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Sydney Murray
LMHC
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
My background working with adolescents is extensive and incorporates dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, narrative therapy and motivational interviewing to accommodate each of my client’s unique needs. I have experience in play therapy techniques such as sand tray, puppet/doll play and interpretive drawing. Play Therapy is a child's natural form of communication that reveals many hidden emotions for a child. My knowledge working with children from traumatic backgrounds, anger issues, anxiety and developmental delays allows for me to work with families to build stronger relationships.
My background working with adolescents is extensive and incorporates dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, narrative therapy and motivational interviewing to accommodate each of my client’s unique needs. I have experience in play therapy techniques such as sand tray, puppet/doll play and interpretive drawing. Play Therapy is a child's natural form of communication that reveals many hidden emotions for a child. My knowledge working with children from traumatic backgrounds, anger issues, anxiety and developmental delays allows for me to work with families to build stronger relationships.
(321) 306-4066 View (321) 306-4066
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Mahnaz Asif
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RMFTI, RMHCI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
I am so happy that you’re here! I am a dedicated and compassionate registered mental health counselor intern passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges. I specialize in providing trauma-informed care to individuals from diverse backgrounds. My multicultural background allows me to embrace diverse perspectives, fostering a therapeutic environment that respects and values individual uniqueness. In my practice, I recognize the client as the expert in their own life. I am adaptable, in the moment, and individualized, reflecting my commitment to each person's circumstances.
I am so happy that you’re here! I am a dedicated and compassionate registered mental health counselor intern passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges. I specialize in providing trauma-informed care to individuals from diverse backgrounds. My multicultural background allows me to embrace diverse perspectives, fostering a therapeutic environment that respects and values individual uniqueness. In my practice, I recognize the client as the expert in their own life. I am adaptable, in the moment, and individualized, reflecting my commitment to each person's circumstances.
(321) 456-9522 View (321) 456-9522
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Allison Hendrickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. Looking for help can feel overwhelming and scary. I'm glad you're taking the steps toward helping yourself. I work with older teenagers and adults of all ages. I see people with anxiety, depression, relationship problems and trauma. I have trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
Hello and welcome. Looking for help can feel overwhelming and scary. I'm glad you're taking the steps toward helping yourself. I work with older teenagers and adults of all ages. I see people with anxiety, depression, relationship problems and trauma. I have trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
(407) 462-4566 View (407) 462-4566
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Elena Sledge
LMHC
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792  (Online Only)
Becoming a mother is a huge and wonderful transformation. AND you may be feeling lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. It's common to struggle mentally and emotionally during pregnancy and postpartum. Almost every part of your life is changing and you are doing your best to cope. Know that your experience as a mother matters. You deserve to enjoy motherhood just like your baby deserves to enjoy childhood. I help new and expectant moms find their way through these life changes so that they feel heard, supported, and cared for.
Becoming a mother is a huge and wonderful transformation. AND you may be feeling lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. It's common to struggle mentally and emotionally during pregnancy and postpartum. Almost every part of your life is changing and you are doing your best to cope. Know that your experience as a mother matters. You deserve to enjoy motherhood just like your baby deserves to enjoy childhood. I help new and expectant moms find their way through these life changes so that they feel heard, supported, and cared for.
(407) 974-4923 View (407) 974-4923
Photo of Cindy Mondragon, Pre-Licensed Professional in Winter Park, FL
Cindy Mondragon
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Have you lost that spark, romance and connection you felt in the beginning? Or are you dealing with infidelity? Helping clients learn to reconnect and get that romance back in their relationship is what I love to do. Relationships need time, attention and care. It is very easy for day-to-day life to take over and your relationship to take a back seat. I am here to help you learn techniques to get back that relationship you desire. Being realistic and knowing that this will take time and effort is imperative.
Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Have you lost that spark, romance and connection you felt in the beginning? Or are you dealing with infidelity? Helping clients learn to reconnect and get that romance back in their relationship is what I love to do. Relationships need time, attention and care. It is very easy for day-to-day life to take over and your relationship to take a back seat. I am here to help you learn techniques to get back that relationship you desire. Being realistic and knowing that this will take time and effort is imperative.
(407) 792-2093 View (407) 792-2093
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Rowena Kaylor
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32790
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor and Sex Therapist. Began my work as a psychotherapist in 1998, emphasizing Personal Empowerment, Mindfulness of the Present Moment and Gratefulness. I worked at South Miami Hospital's Addiction Treatment Detox Unit for six years and two years in their Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program. Treating individuals with Substance Abuse by guiding them to Recovery Thinking, focusing on their thoughts in order for them to access their internal world and create a commitment to change. I am now in Private Practice conducting therapy sessions in English and Spanish.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor and Sex Therapist. Began my work as a psychotherapist in 1998, emphasizing Personal Empowerment, Mindfulness of the Present Moment and Gratefulness. I worked at South Miami Hospital's Addiction Treatment Detox Unit for six years and two years in their Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program. Treating individuals with Substance Abuse by guiding them to Recovery Thinking, focusing on their thoughts in order for them to access their internal world and create a commitment to change. I am now in Private Practice conducting therapy sessions in English and Spanish.
(786) 281-4878 View (786) 281-4878

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Winter Park, FL

600+

Average cost per session

$136

Therapists in Winter Park, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Winter Park, FL see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Winter Park?

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.