Therapists in Winter Park, FL

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Cheryl Burke
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
My areas of clinical specialization include treatment for depression, stress management/anxiety, relational issues- couple & family conflict-resolution, reunification, coparenting & and divorce mediation. I practice with a Holistic approach, promoting wellness in body, mind and spirit using Cognitive/Behavioral techniques. I work with many professional clients via telephone and video conferencing throughout Florida I listen with empathy, NOT judgement.I will be your guide to help you meet your therapeutic goals. I will empower you with cognitive tools that enable you to actively move toward accomplishing YOUR goals.
My areas of clinical specialization include treatment for depression, stress management/anxiety, relational issues- couple & family conflict-resolution, reunification, coparenting & and divorce mediation. I practice with a Holistic approach, promoting wellness in body, mind and spirit using Cognitive/Behavioral techniques. I work with many professional clients via telephone and video conferencing throughout Florida I listen with empathy, NOT judgement.I will be your guide to help you meet your therapeutic goals. I will empower you with cognitive tools that enable you to actively move toward accomplishing YOUR goals.
(407) 494-3800 View (407) 494-3800
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Psychological and Educational Evaluation Center
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
I am a Licensed Psychologist with many years of experience in the assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health and educational issues. I provide comprehensive evaluations for specific learning disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, neurocognitive disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, developmental disorders, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and pre-employment evaluations. I also provide CBT therapy. Please see my website for more detailed information.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with many years of experience in the assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health and educational issues. I provide comprehensive evaluations for specific learning disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, neurocognitive disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, developmental disorders, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and pre-employment evaluations. I also provide CBT therapy. Please see my website for more detailed information.
(321) 274-9396 View (321) 274-9396
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Frances Bigay
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Frances Bigay and I am a postdoctoral fellow who has been in clinical practice for 8 years. I specialize in helping children, adolescents and young adults make positive life changes to live happier and more fulfilling lives. I work to meet you where you are in regard to your life experiences, background, and your notions of therapy. Are you a parent of a child/teen who is struggling and you are not sure what to do to help your child? I can help your child reduce his/her symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve self-esteem and reduce the overall stress in their life.
My name is Dr. Frances Bigay and I am a postdoctoral fellow who has been in clinical practice for 8 years. I specialize in helping children, adolescents and young adults make positive life changes to live happier and more fulfilling lives. I work to meet you where you are in regard to your life experiences, background, and your notions of therapy. Are you a parent of a child/teen who is struggling and you are not sure what to do to help your child? I can help your child reduce his/her symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve self-esteem and reduce the overall stress in their life.
(407) 395-4732 View (407) 395-4732
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Jessica Hites
MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32792
Working with children, teens, and young adults as they navigate the developmental and emotional difficulties of growing is a passion of mine. These rapidly changing stages can be difficult to thrive in especially when experiencing trauma, divorce, learning disabilities, bullying, adoption, foster care, and other difficult life events. Young adulthood has its own unique challenges and often unearths a host of new questions with this new life stage.
Working with children, teens, and young adults as they navigate the developmental and emotional difficulties of growing is a passion of mine. These rapidly changing stages can be difficult to thrive in especially when experiencing trauma, divorce, learning disabilities, bullying, adoption, foster care, and other difficult life events. Young adulthood has its own unique challenges and often unearths a host of new questions with this new life stage.
(321) 360-4806 View (321) 360-4806
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Lisa A Smith
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
I am most effective with motivated clients who seek to maximize their quality of life through self reflection. Anxiety,depression and self esteem issues impact personal and relationship satisfaction and supportive, gentle help is available!
I am most effective with motivated clients who seek to maximize their quality of life through self reflection. Anxiety,depression and self esteem issues impact personal and relationship satisfaction and supportive, gentle help is available!
(407) 674-9816 View (407) 674-9816
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Kennedi Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32792
I'm passionate about helping my clients and giving them the tools they need to conquer the challenges they are facing. With every person that contacts me, I will always answer your call, strive to ease your uncertainties, and have you feeling included in the therapy process. Therapy is not something you have to do alone. As your therapist, I will guide you through your struggles and help you feel more hopeful and optimistic.
I'm passionate about helping my clients and giving them the tools they need to conquer the challenges they are facing. With every person that contacts me, I will always answer your call, strive to ease your uncertainties, and have you feeling included in the therapy process. Therapy is not something you have to do alone. As your therapist, I will guide you through your struggles and help you feel more hopeful and optimistic.
(321) 291-8797 x107 View (321) 291-8797 x107
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Cara Boileau
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
You might feel like you are struggling to hold it all together. While others may not have noticed it, the cracks might be starting to show. You know, those days where stress, anxiety, or grief make it hard to think straight. Perhaps you're losing sleep, or maybe you just don't feel like yourself anymore. Whatever your story is, I am here to help you make sense of what you are experiencing in a non-judgmental and empathetic way. We can work together to create goals that empower you with practical skills and knowledge, help you find meaning and purpose in your life, and provide you with the sense of peace that you deserve.
You might feel like you are struggling to hold it all together. While others may not have noticed it, the cracks might be starting to show. You know, those days where stress, anxiety, or grief make it hard to think straight. Perhaps you're losing sleep, or maybe you just don't feel like yourself anymore. Whatever your story is, I am here to help you make sense of what you are experiencing in a non-judgmental and empathetic way. We can work together to create goals that empower you with practical skills and knowledge, help you find meaning and purpose in your life, and provide you with the sense of peace that you deserve.
(407) 305-5105 View (407) 305-5105
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DeeDee M Pizzuti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
I enjoy working with Clients of all ages and a variety of struggles. I place a strong emphasis on the therapist-Client relationship because I believes it is the key to creating long-lasting change. I work from a person-centered approach that allows the ability to support Clients while they create their own change at their own pace. I go past the symptoms and instead help Clients discover and work through the cause(s) of those symptoms to affect true, positive, and lasting change. I have experience working with a broad range of Clients, including adolescents, adults and older adults.
I enjoy working with Clients of all ages and a variety of struggles. I place a strong emphasis on the therapist-Client relationship because I believes it is the key to creating long-lasting change. I work from a person-centered approach that allows the ability to support Clients while they create their own change at their own pace. I go past the symptoms and instead help Clients discover and work through the cause(s) of those symptoms to affect true, positive, and lasting change. I have experience working with a broad range of Clients, including adolescents, adults and older adults.
(321) 616-8372 View (321) 616-8372
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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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Katie D Horton
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
If you are reading my profile, then you are already on your way to taking the next step in your process to live a life that brings you more joy and authenticity. Finding the right therapist for you can be a journey. It takes courage and strength to reach out to someone and share what is surfacing in your life and you deserve a safe space to explore that. I understand there is also often anxiety about reaching out, so I offer my clients that safe space for us to connect. I am passionate about my client’s therapeutic process and providing tools and skills to co-create with you a path through the challenges that you are facing.
If you are reading my profile, then you are already on your way to taking the next step in your process to live a life that brings you more joy and authenticity. Finding the right therapist for you can be a journey. It takes courage and strength to reach out to someone and share what is surfacing in your life and you deserve a safe space to explore that. I understand there is also often anxiety about reaching out, so I offer my clients that safe space for us to connect. I am passionate about my client’s therapeutic process and providing tools and skills to co-create with you a path through the challenges that you are facing.
(407) 214-4704 x108 View (407) 214-4704 x108
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Larissa Humiston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
If you are dealing with anxiety, grief & loss, relationship issues, LGBT issues, stress, or need help accomplishing goals? I can help. Are you dealing with the end of a marriage and need mediation services to have an affordable, confidential and out of court divorce settlement? I am a licensed clinical social worker and I tailor my approach to each individual persons needs and use a variety of modalities and theoretic approaches to best help you.
If you are dealing with anxiety, grief & loss, relationship issues, LGBT issues, stress, or need help accomplishing goals? I can help. Are you dealing with the end of a marriage and need mediation services to have an affordable, confidential and out of court divorce settlement? I am a licensed clinical social worker and I tailor my approach to each individual persons needs and use a variety of modalities and theoretic approaches to best help you.
(407) 641-1165 View (407) 641-1165
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Central Florida Psychiatric Associates
Counselor
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
We are a team of caring & knowledgeable mental health professionals with extensive experience in the diagnosis & treatment of many psychiatric disorders. Maria Lozano, MD, board certified psychiatrist, has been practicing in Central Florida since 1988. She provides medication management services to adolescents & adults for a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorders (Bipolar) & ADD/ADHD. Dania Penedo, LMHC is bilingual (English & Spanish) with 25+ years experience; specialties include mood & anxiety disorders, personality disorders, women's issues & relationship counseling.
We are a team of caring & knowledgeable mental health professionals with extensive experience in the diagnosis & treatment of many psychiatric disorders. Maria Lozano, MD, board certified psychiatrist, has been practicing in Central Florida since 1988. She provides medication management services to adolescents & adults for a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorders (Bipolar) & ADD/ADHD. Dania Penedo, LMHC is bilingual (English & Spanish) with 25+ years experience; specialties include mood & anxiety disorders, personality disorders, women's issues & relationship counseling.
(407) 749-1137 View (407) 749-1137
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Dr. Cortina ' The Girlfriend Therapist' Louis
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC-QS, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32792
It’s 2024…Are you in search of peace and relief from emotional distress? Feel misunderstood? Are you tired of having to be the strong one? Are you struggling in your relationship or unable to lead the life you desire? Are you experiencing sexual desire discrepancies, mood changes, or require help with navigating the changes in your life? If this is you, congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a better you. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you to facilitate change in your life. As your therapist, through my experience, I will bring the best that I know. I'm here to help you find the real you.
It’s 2024…Are you in search of peace and relief from emotional distress? Feel misunderstood? Are you tired of having to be the strong one? Are you struggling in your relationship or unable to lead the life you desire? Are you experiencing sexual desire discrepancies, mood changes, or require help with navigating the changes in your life? If this is you, congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a better you. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you to facilitate change in your life. As your therapist, through my experience, I will bring the best that I know. I'm here to help you find the real you.
(321) 203-0459 View (321) 203-0459
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Ashley McNeary
LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
I have a passion for working with young children, adolescents, adults, and families. I believe that a family approach to counseling can be beneficial for many to allow change to happen for the whole family unit. I offer a variety of hands-on therapy activities to engage both sides of the brain in the therapeutic process, some include sand tray and expressive arts. I tailor each session based on what the client(s) bring in that day and needs to work on. I have experience working with concerns such as trauma, divorce, life adjustments, behavioral issues, impulse control concerns, self-harm, grief, and self-esteem.
I have a passion for working with young children, adolescents, adults, and families. I believe that a family approach to counseling can be beneficial for many to allow change to happen for the whole family unit. I offer a variety of hands-on therapy activities to engage both sides of the brain in the therapeutic process, some include sand tray and expressive arts. I tailor each session based on what the client(s) bring in that day and needs to work on. I have experience working with concerns such as trauma, divorce, life adjustments, behavioral issues, impulse control concerns, self-harm, grief, and self-esteem.
(407) 753-6295 View (407) 753-6295
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Amy Barclay Rowlinson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
Life events, trauma, relationships, distorted or compulsive behaviors in yourself or those you love, depression, anxiety or just the stressors that exist in day to day life can keep you from the peace and balance you crave. I treat these general individual issues regularly in my practice. In addition, I also specialize in working with those who are living with and have been betrayed by their partner's problematic sexual behavior. Partners of sex addicts may experience feelings of intense anger, shock, drops in sexual interest, or notice that past trauma keeps coming back and impacting them.
Life events, trauma, relationships, distorted or compulsive behaviors in yourself or those you love, depression, anxiety or just the stressors that exist in day to day life can keep you from the peace and balance you crave. I treat these general individual issues regularly in my practice. In addition, I also specialize in working with those who are living with and have been betrayed by their partner's problematic sexual behavior. Partners of sex addicts may experience feelings of intense anger, shock, drops in sexual interest, or notice that past trauma keeps coming back and impacting them.
(407) 603-3840 View (407) 603-3840
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The Mindful Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
Finding the right therapist is difficult. At The Mindful Practice our client experience guides will match you with the perfect therapist. Whether you are struggling with emotional pain, relationship issues, or childhood trauma there is a therapist for you. Our purpose is to help you on this journey by helping you get scheduled with a therapist that connects with your story. Our therapists provide an open and non-judgemental environment that creates a space for you to gain the skills you need to live a fulfilling life that is not plagued with constant worry and self-doubt.
Finding the right therapist is difficult. At The Mindful Practice our client experience guides will match you with the perfect therapist. Whether you are struggling with emotional pain, relationship issues, or childhood trauma there is a therapist for you. Our purpose is to help you on this journey by helping you get scheduled with a therapist that connects with your story. Our therapists provide an open and non-judgemental environment that creates a space for you to gain the skills you need to live a fulfilling life that is not plagued with constant worry and self-doubt.
(407) 214-4930 View (407) 214-4930
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Intensive Crisis Couples Retreat
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Not Verified Not Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
If you are dealing with the devastation of infidelity, continuous conflict, pending divorce, then please call me to make an appointment. My new book, Rebuilding Broken Bridges for Couples, is a deeper Christian relationship book of discovering the root cause of the issues and ways to begin the healing journey for you both. My wife and I went through a disaster in our own marriage and found Imago Relationship Therapy leading us to find the relationship of our dreams through the process I use to help couples, Imago Relationship Therapy. Call me today for finding the relationship of your dreams. 407-619-3258
If you are dealing with the devastation of infidelity, continuous conflict, pending divorce, then please call me to make an appointment. My new book, Rebuilding Broken Bridges for Couples, is a deeper Christian relationship book of discovering the root cause of the issues and ways to begin the healing journey for you both. My wife and I went through a disaster in our own marriage and found Imago Relationship Therapy leading us to find the relationship of our dreams through the process I use to help couples, Imago Relationship Therapy. Call me today for finding the relationship of your dreams. 407-619-3258
(407) 378-3841 View (407) 378-3841
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Tyler March
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
Hey there, thank you for visiting my page. I am a clinician who is passionate about creating solutions and strategies to reduce stress, increase resilience and develop courage that leads to authentic healing. Being a therapist is an immense privilege and creating a space for genuine exploration and honest expression motivates my practice. I believe in an integrative approach to healing mental health concerns, one that pays attention not only to your thoughts, feelings and relationships, but also to your physical and nutritional habits. Working as a team we will establish a wellness plan that leads you to insight and transformation.
Hey there, thank you for visiting my page. I am a clinician who is passionate about creating solutions and strategies to reduce stress, increase resilience and develop courage that leads to authentic healing. Being a therapist is an immense privilege and creating a space for genuine exploration and honest expression motivates my practice. I believe in an integrative approach to healing mental health concerns, one that pays attention not only to your thoughts, feelings and relationships, but also to your physical and nutritional habits. Working as a team we will establish a wellness plan that leads you to insight and transformation.
(321) 250-1407 View (321) 250-1407
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Aaron Schwartz
MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
Sometimes we feel like we are falling out of balance in our lives. This lack of balance can come from any aspect of our life (the past, the future, our inner world, our vices, our relationships with others, our work) and it can heavily impact how we feel about our lives. Your goals may seem out of reach, stress might be weighing on your shoulders, or you may not know what needs you are looking to fulfill yet. Whatever the case may be, I will do my best to help you overcome struggles, offer meaningful guidance, and be a strong source of support as we work through the therapeutic process together.
Sometimes we feel like we are falling out of balance in our lives. This lack of balance can come from any aspect of our life (the past, the future, our inner world, our vices, our relationships with others, our work) and it can heavily impact how we feel about our lives. Your goals may seem out of reach, stress might be weighing on your shoulders, or you may not know what needs you are looking to fulfill yet. Whatever the case may be, I will do my best to help you overcome struggles, offer meaningful guidance, and be a strong source of support as we work through the therapeutic process together.
(407) 329-6635 View (407) 329-6635
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John Gallagher
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
I specialize in healing broken relationships. If your relationship is not bringing you the joy it once did, I'd like to help. Issues such as affairs, anger, children, in laws, health, and alcohol abuse will test even the strongest of couples - but relationships can not only survive; they can thrive in the face of adversity. I can help you reconnect with your partner and restore joy and balance to your relationship. I have been working with couples and individual clients in the central Florida area for over 20 years and I've been happily married myself for 25 years.
I specialize in healing broken relationships. If your relationship is not bringing you the joy it once did, I'd like to help. Issues such as affairs, anger, children, in laws, health, and alcohol abuse will test even the strongest of couples - but relationships can not only survive; they can thrive in the face of adversity. I can help you reconnect with your partner and restore joy and balance to your relationship. I have been working with couples and individual clients in the central Florida area for over 20 years and I've been happily married myself for 25 years.
(407) 490-2577 View (407) 490-2577

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Winter Park, FL

600+

Average cost per session

$140

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

87% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Winter Park, FL see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% 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.