Therapists in 27278

Photo of Dana S Breedlove, Psychologist in 27278, NC
Dana S Breedlove
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Are you or your child feeling overwhelmed by life? Is your child disinterested or struggling in school? Do you feel misunderstood or struggle to to fit in? As a therapist with many years of experience as a school psychologist and special education teacher, I bring a unique perspective to problem solving. Personally navigating life with ADHD adds an additional layer of insight, compassion, and creativity! I can help you better understand your or your child’s challenges and needs, and find ways to address them. I would be honored to walk with you as you tackle the rough spots in your life and move more confidently towards your goals.
Are you or your child feeling overwhelmed by life? Is your child disinterested or struggling in school? Do you feel misunderstood or struggle to to fit in? As a therapist with many years of experience as a school psychologist and special education teacher, I bring a unique perspective to problem solving. Personally navigating life with ADHD adds an additional layer of insight, compassion, and creativity! I can help you better understand your or your child’s challenges and needs, and find ways to address them. I would be honored to walk with you as you tackle the rough spots in your life and move more confidently towards your goals.
(984) 300-3567 View (984) 300-3567
Photo of Natalia Torres del Valle: Expressive Arts Therapy, Counselor in 27278, NC
Natalia Torres del Valle: Expressive Arts Therapy
Counselor, MA, REAT, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Waitlist for new clients
As an expressive arts therapist, I am dedicated to helping children and adolescents navigate their emotions, find their voice, and discover their true selves. I believe that the arts provide a powerful outlet for expression, allowing us to tap into our innermost thoughts and feelings. In our sessions, I create a safe and inclusive space for your child to explore their internal world. Through various art forms, we delve into the depths of their experiences, unraveling emotions that may have been held tightly within. My approach is holistic and strength-based, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual or group.
As an expressive arts therapist, I am dedicated to helping children and adolescents navigate their emotions, find their voice, and discover their true selves. I believe that the arts provide a powerful outlet for expression, allowing us to tap into our innermost thoughts and feelings. In our sessions, I create a safe and inclusive space for your child to explore their internal world. Through various art forms, we delve into the depths of their experiences, unraveling emotions that may have been held tightly within. My approach is holistic and strength-based, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual or group.
(919) 926-0312 View (919) 926-0312
Photo of Lyn Taylor Hale, Counselor in 27278, NC
Lyn Taylor Hale
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Wondering what is next? How you got where you are? Who you are? Afraid you've missed opportunities or what you hoped for is passing by? I work with people looking for authenticity and fulfillment, offering a chance to question openly and explore who you are and what you really love. Understanding the inevitability of change and how to navigate through sometimes unthinkable circumstances can feel overwhelming. I love working together with clients to help them understand and manage these deep emotions--and to realize that they do have the courage to face what is ahead and the ability to manage their own lives.
Wondering what is next? How you got where you are? Who you are? Afraid you've missed opportunities or what you hoped for is passing by? I work with people looking for authenticity and fulfillment, offering a chance to question openly and explore who you are and what you really love. Understanding the inevitability of change and how to navigate through sometimes unthinkable circumstances can feel overwhelming. I love working together with clients to help them understand and manage these deep emotions--and to realize that they do have the courage to face what is ahead and the ability to manage their own lives.
(802) 316-4551 View (802) 316-4551
Photo of Callie McBroom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Callie McBroom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, CSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Have you ever wondered if other people’s lives were as chaotic as yours? Were other people’s families as stressful as yours? Or, do you ever wonder if you are “just losing your mind?” I understand that life is messy and we, as humans, are messy too. Figuring out how to navigate life is serious business, and social media portrayals of “having the perfect life” do not help us tone down the negative self-talk that tends to jumble our thoughts. Would you like to pause all the static in your mind? Would you like to learn strategies to improve your mood, lessen your stress, and create “a life worth living?”
Have you ever wondered if other people’s lives were as chaotic as yours? Were other people’s families as stressful as yours? Or, do you ever wonder if you are “just losing your mind?” I understand that life is messy and we, as humans, are messy too. Figuring out how to navigate life is serious business, and social media portrayals of “having the perfect life” do not help us tone down the negative self-talk that tends to jumble our thoughts. Would you like to pause all the static in your mind? Would you like to learn strategies to improve your mood, lessen your stress, and create “a life worth living?”
(984) 266-3093 View (984) 266-3093
Photo of Linda L Hunter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Linda L Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I have offered individual therapy and groups to clients in the Triangle for over 35 years. My services are designed to help the individual understand and successfully deal with emotional or relational problems which she or he may be experiencing. My goals are to help each client to change or adopt behavior patterns which are healthy and lead to outcomes desired by the client, and to assist the client to feel better about her or him self. My approach is always supportive and based on my belief in the ability of human beings to grow and to heal from the psychological wounds we all carry.
I have offered individual therapy and groups to clients in the Triangle for over 35 years. My services are designed to help the individual understand and successfully deal with emotional or relational problems which she or he may be experiencing. My goals are to help each client to change or adopt behavior patterns which are healthy and lead to outcomes desired by the client, and to assist the client to feel better about her or him self. My approach is always supportive and based on my belief in the ability of human beings to grow and to heal from the psychological wounds we all carry.
(919) 694-4979 View (919) 694-4979
Photo of Claudia Shapiro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Claudia Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families on a variety of issues, including but not limited to behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, adoption/foster care, trauma, and family stress. While I provide therapy to child and adolescent clients, I offer research-based parenting strategies for parents to support the child's treatment goals.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families on a variety of issues, including but not limited to behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, adoption/foster care, trauma, and family stress. While I provide therapy to child and adolescent clients, I offer research-based parenting strategies for parents to support the child's treatment goals.
(919) 296-0718 View (919) 296-0718
Photo of Stephanie Baldwin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Stephanie Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Waitlist for new clients
If you are a high-functioning professional navigating anxiety, life transitions, career stress, faulty coping mechanisms, or relationship challenges- you're in the right place. Serving North Carolina and Texas, I offer individual therapy for adults, group therapy, intensives, and workshops. My clients are typically achieving some level of success externally, but dealing with internal struggles other people may not be aware of. I'm passionate about making space for those silent internal challenges and helping my clients move towards a satisfying, meaningful existence.
If you are a high-functioning professional navigating anxiety, life transitions, career stress, faulty coping mechanisms, or relationship challenges- you're in the right place. Serving North Carolina and Texas, I offer individual therapy for adults, group therapy, intensives, and workshops. My clients are typically achieving some level of success externally, but dealing with internal struggles other people may not be aware of. I'm passionate about making space for those silent internal challenges and helping my clients move towards a satisfying, meaningful existence.
(984) 207-1963 View (984) 207-1963
Photo of Diane S Obeid, Licensed Professional Counselor in 27278, NC
Diane S Obeid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
“Attachment is another word for disappointment and pain.” Are your relationships a source of elation and devastation but rarely anything in between? Perhaps ‘chaos’ and ‘emotional roller coaster’ define your family, friendships, or marriage? Trusting others is difficult. You feel manipulated or foolish, and your coping mechanisms aren’t working. You tolerate unhealthy behaviors because it hurts less than being abandoned. There is another way. I promise.
“Attachment is another word for disappointment and pain.” Are your relationships a source of elation and devastation but rarely anything in between? Perhaps ‘chaos’ and ‘emotional roller coaster’ define your family, friendships, or marriage? Trusting others is difficult. You feel manipulated or foolish, and your coping mechanisms aren’t working. You tolerate unhealthy behaviors because it hurts less than being abandoned. There is another way. I promise.
(919) 648-1936 View (919) 648-1936
Photo of Raelee Peirce in 27278, NC
Raelee Peirce
PCI, Coach, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
I support parents who are feeling overwhelmed, tired, and frustrated by their children's behavior. My clients feel like they have tried everything - read books, listened to podcasts, and still they are shocked by their child's, tween's, or teen's behaviors. At their wit's end, my clients find that they default to yelling, taking devices, play dates, and outings away from their child in an effort for their child to behave. Some of my clients are in therapy and their therapist has encouraged them to seek out parenting support.
I support parents who are feeling overwhelmed, tired, and frustrated by their children's behavior. My clients feel like they have tried everything - read books, listened to podcasts, and still they are shocked by their child's, tween's, or teen's behaviors. At their wit's end, my clients find that they default to yelling, taking devices, play dates, and outings away from their child in an effort for their child to behave. Some of my clients are in therapy and their therapist has encouraged them to seek out parenting support.
(984) 230-9212 View (984) 230-9212
Photo of Peter Minucci in 27278, NC
Peter Minucci
MEd, MSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Wellness Coaching offers an eclectic and flexible approach to resolving forms of impasse on multiple levels: physical, emotional and mental. Reconnecting to our own bodies, our deeper selves, our families and our community is at the heart of good health and well-being. Recovery from distress, loss and trauma should include changes that help maintain wellness and balance. I have many years experience helping others find their way and overcome obstacles in their life. I specialize in relationship issues, self-growth and psycho-spiritual wellness.
Wellness Coaching offers an eclectic and flexible approach to resolving forms of impasse on multiple levels: physical, emotional and mental. Reconnecting to our own bodies, our deeper selves, our families and our community is at the heart of good health and well-being. Recovery from distress, loss and trauma should include changes that help maintain wellness and balance. I have many years experience helping others find their way and overcome obstacles in their life. I specialize in relationship issues, self-growth and psycho-spiritual wellness.
(919) 372-0131 View (919) 372-0131
Photo of Allison Zirkel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Allison Zirkel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I operate from a foundational understanding that we are all connected in a myriad of ways, though the dominant culture in which we live tends to weaken these connections, leaving many of us feeling isolated, overwhelmed, lost, and distracted.  I work with people ages 16 and up and focus in the following areas: addiction and substance misuse, life transitions and meaning-seeking, and ecoanxiety. I am here to support you towards enhancing feelings of wholeness, peace, and confidence in your capacity and ability to navigate the challenges of our world. Please visit my website at www.redwolftherapy.com for more information.
I operate from a foundational understanding that we are all connected in a myriad of ways, though the dominant culture in which we live tends to weaken these connections, leaving many of us feeling isolated, overwhelmed, lost, and distracted.  I work with people ages 16 and up and focus in the following areas: addiction and substance misuse, life transitions and meaning-seeking, and ecoanxiety. I am here to support you towards enhancing feelings of wholeness, peace, and confidence in your capacity and ability to navigate the challenges of our world. Please visit my website at www.redwolftherapy.com for more information.
(919) 899-1055 View (919) 899-1055
Photo of Amanda Van Scoyoc, Psychologist in 27278, NC
Amanda Van Scoyoc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Families come to me because their child or adolescent is struggling, and often times they don’t know where to begin to make things better. I work with children, teens, their parents, and young adults (up to age 25). I initially focus on learning about a person's challenges and strengths. Then, together we develop a plan for gaining mastery over difficulties, achieving goals, and ultimately reaching a child, teen, or early adult's potential. Often challenges feel overwhelming when first seeking help, but most families find initial sessions to clarify goals while also setting the stage for long-sought change.
Families come to me because their child or adolescent is struggling, and often times they don’t know where to begin to make things better. I work with children, teens, their parents, and young adults (up to age 25). I initially focus on learning about a person's challenges and strengths. Then, together we develop a plan for gaining mastery over difficulties, achieving goals, and ultimately reaching a child, teen, or early adult's potential. Often challenges feel overwhelming when first seeking help, but most families find initial sessions to clarify goals while also setting the stage for long-sought change.
(984) 217-4660 View (984) 217-4660
Photo of Jason Wesson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Jason Wesson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
**Not Accepting New Clients Currently** I am highly experienced with those who find themselves stuck in unproductive or damaging patterns of thinking or actions and have been unable to move forward, even with other professional help. The feedback I receive from fellow providers and clients is that I have a high success rate of treatment and recovery. I believe that outpatient psychotherapy is a process of collaboration that provides a stable, supportive environment for achieving psychological wellness. Each of us are unique and the best expert on the stressors in our daily life.
**Not Accepting New Clients Currently** I am highly experienced with those who find themselves stuck in unproductive or damaging patterns of thinking or actions and have been unable to move forward, even with other professional help. The feedback I receive from fellow providers and clients is that I have a high success rate of treatment and recovery. I believe that outpatient psychotherapy is a process of collaboration that provides a stable, supportive environment for achieving psychological wellness. Each of us are unique and the best expert on the stressors in our daily life.
(984) 205-8501 View (984) 205-8501
Photo of Charles Jardin, Psychologist in 27278, NC
Charles Jardin
Psychologist, PhD, MDiv, LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
As a therapist, I see myself as a guide and partner in each client’s journey of discovery. Insights along the way come from hard work and trying something new. What courage that takes! Therapy opens the door to opportunity, the promised land of a new life through a transformed mind, changed habits, and renewed relationships. I feel honored and grateful to have been a small part of the journeys I’ve joined with numerous patients in my work as a therapist. What a joy!
As a therapist, I see myself as a guide and partner in each client’s journey of discovery. Insights along the way come from hard work and trying something new. What courage that takes! Therapy opens the door to opportunity, the promised land of a new life through a transformed mind, changed habits, and renewed relationships. I feel honored and grateful to have been a small part of the journeys I’ve joined with numerous patients in my work as a therapist. What a joy!
(919) 849-8328 View (919) 849-8328
Photo of Lindley Reynolds, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Lindley Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
I resonate with women who feel called towards a journey of self exploration. Perhaps they may be navigating their inner seasons, sensing something ancient and sacred in their bones guiding them towards deeper healing work. Maybe they also crave a sense of belonging among other likeminded people, and have a strong relationship with nature. I love the power of presence and connection with community and engaging in nourishing, playful, and creative practices with others. My spiritual connection with Earth is important to me and I hope to help others connect with nature through their experiences and integration practices.
I resonate with women who feel called towards a journey of self exploration. Perhaps they may be navigating their inner seasons, sensing something ancient and sacred in their bones guiding them towards deeper healing work. Maybe they also crave a sense of belonging among other likeminded people, and have a strong relationship with nature. I love the power of presence and connection with community and engaging in nourishing, playful, and creative practices with others. My spiritual connection with Earth is important to me and I hope to help others connect with nature through their experiences and integration practices.
(336) 396-6647 View (336) 396-6647
Photo of Maureen Gomeringer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Maureen Gomeringer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
January 2024: I have limited openings for new patients. You are welcome to contact me and I will respond about scheduling a consultation as I am able and will discuss your care needs and therapy goals. I have dedicated my 20 year long career to the premise that we must know what is possible and have capacity to do it before we can be free to choose. During my academic studies in Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, and Social Work I was introduced to the intersections of Queer and Gender theories and became ignited with the framework of knowledge, power, control, and paths to liberation, all of which continue to inform my practice.
January 2024: I have limited openings for new patients. You are welcome to contact me and I will respond about scheduling a consultation as I am able and will discuss your care needs and therapy goals. I have dedicated my 20 year long career to the premise that we must know what is possible and have capacity to do it before we can be free to choose. During my academic studies in Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, and Social Work I was introduced to the intersections of Queer and Gender theories and became ignited with the framework of knowledge, power, control, and paths to liberation, all of which continue to inform my practice.
(919) 766-2757 View (919) 766-2757
Photo of Susan Leigh Snider, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Susan Leigh Snider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
My clients say that I am comfortable to talk to and easy to get to know. I can assess a situation and problem solve in an efficient and timely manner, helping you to see quick results in areas of your life that you are open to change. I have 20 plus years of experience yet am very current in my treatment approach. I look forward to meeting you, and joining with you on your self care journey.
My clients say that I am comfortable to talk to and easy to get to know. I can assess a situation and problem solve in an efficient and timely manner, helping you to see quick results in areas of your life that you are open to change. I have 20 plus years of experience yet am very current in my treatment approach. I look forward to meeting you, and joining with you on your self care journey.
(336) 800-3391 View (336) 800-3391
Photo of Elizabeth Lewis Romska, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Elizabeth Lewis Romska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I have been a school social worker and therapist for over 22 years and have had the honor of working with people of different ages and backgrounds. I work with people of all orientations and gender identities. I am passionate about working with people affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and neglect, violence, ADHD, and parenting and relationship issues. If you are exploring this site, it is likely you are struggling with something significant in your life. Taking this initial step to explore therapy and gain insight and awareness into yourself is a brave and courageous act!
I have been a school social worker and therapist for over 22 years and have had the honor of working with people of different ages and backgrounds. I work with people of all orientations and gender identities. I am passionate about working with people affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and neglect, violence, ADHD, and parenting and relationship issues. If you are exploring this site, it is likely you are struggling with something significant in your life. Taking this initial step to explore therapy and gain insight and awareness into yourself is a brave and courageous act!
(919) 568-5256 View (919) 568-5256
Photo of Nataki Smith, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 27278, NC
Nataki Smith
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Welcome to Catalyst Counseling Solutions! My counseling approach is focused on working toward solutions to move you forward and to thrive. I have fourteen years of experience as a counselor. I spent seven of those years performing psychiatric assessments in emergency rooms with clients suffering with severe mental health & substance use concerns. I then transitioned to providing individual and group counseling to clients in residential drug and alcohol treatment for 30-90 days.
Welcome to Catalyst Counseling Solutions! My counseling approach is focused on working toward solutions to move you forward and to thrive. I have fourteen years of experience as a counselor. I spent seven of those years performing psychiatric assessments in emergency rooms with clients suffering with severe mental health & substance use concerns. I then transitioned to providing individual and group counseling to clients in residential drug and alcohol treatment for 30-90 days.
(984) 400-4915 View (984) 400-4915
Photo of Brittany Thompson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27278, NC
Brittany Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I believe that we have all of the tools in us already to make the change we desire. Therapy can serve to identify and access those qualities, offering a place to create a safe relationship and to explore and strengthen ones' sense of self, and to work through challenges. Do you have trouble liking yourself? Do you struggle with low confidence, anxiety or other intense emotions, such as shame or guilt? In my relational approach to treatment, I strive to find a balance, reduce suffering, and work toward the change the individual desires.
I believe that we have all of the tools in us already to make the change we desire. Therapy can serve to identify and access those qualities, offering a place to create a safe relationship and to explore and strengthen ones' sense of self, and to work through challenges. Do you have trouble liking yourself? Do you struggle with low confidence, anxiety or other intense emotions, such as shame or guilt? In my relational approach to treatment, I strive to find a balance, reduce suffering, and work toward the change the individual desires.
(919) 323-3832 View (919) 323-3832

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 27278

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 27278 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
25% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 27278 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27278?

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.