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Emma Socha
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
As a therapist, I recognize that you are the expert of your life and experiences. My role is to help foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering space that can help guide you to reach your goals. I am passionate about building a strong foundation through the formation of a trusting therapeutic relationship to optimize healing and well-being. I know everyone is at a different place in their healing journey and I am here to meet you where you are at! I specialize in counseling services for teens 15+ and adults who are seeking support with PTSD/trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationships challenges, and life transistions.
As a therapist, I recognize that you are the expert of your life and experiences. My role is to help foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering space that can help guide you to reach your goals. I am passionate about building a strong foundation through the formation of a trusting therapeutic relationship to optimize healing and well-being. I know everyone is at a different place in their healing journey and I am here to meet you where you are at! I specialize in counseling services for teens 15+ and adults who are seeking support with PTSD/trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationships challenges, and life transistions.
(919) 926-9340 View (919) 926-9340
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William Lehrer
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Hi, my name is William. I am a gender affirming, culturally competent therapist that works with both individuals and families. I want to thank you for taking this step to receive the support that you deserve! I work with a range of clients including those struggling with depression and anxiety, issues with social skills, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, parenting skills, general stress, and LGBTQ and gender concerns. I am passionate about working with neurodivergent clients, including people on the Autism spectrum, and their parents/guardians.
Hi, my name is William. I am a gender affirming, culturally competent therapist that works with both individuals and families. I want to thank you for taking this step to receive the support that you deserve! I work with a range of clients including those struggling with depression and anxiety, issues with social skills, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, parenting skills, general stress, and LGBTQ and gender concerns. I am passionate about working with neurodivergent clients, including people on the Autism spectrum, and their parents/guardians.
(984) 689-1904 View (984) 689-1904
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Rachel Mathew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
Everyday life can feel incredibly heavy and often times lonesome. Talking to a mental health professional such as myself can be very helpful. There is a myth that being in therapy is a sign of weakness, when in fact, reaching out for help is an act of courage and definitely one of the first steps of this journey. It is my privilege to work with you. My deep understanding of the diverse needs of my clients helps me meet you where you are. As a compassionate listener I provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your emotions, confront challenges, and embark on a journey of growth, healing and self-discovery.
Everyday life can feel incredibly heavy and often times lonesome. Talking to a mental health professional such as myself can be very helpful. There is a myth that being in therapy is a sign of weakness, when in fact, reaching out for help is an act of courage and definitely one of the first steps of this journey. It is my privilege to work with you. My deep understanding of the diverse needs of my clients helps me meet you where you are. As a compassionate listener I provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your emotions, confront challenges, and embark on a journey of growth, healing and self-discovery.
(919) 348-9593 View (919) 348-9593
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Kyera Kay McCrimmon
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
My ideal clients range from 5 to 16 years old and may grapple with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, and various emotional concerns. They seek to improve social skills, manage emotions, and develop effective coping strategies, aiming for academic and social success while building self-awareness and confidence. Parental involvement is paramount in our therapy. We focus on parent training to bolster the child's progress. Together, we establish a nurturing, consistent environment where children can conquer challenges and realize their potential.
My ideal clients range from 5 to 16 years old and may grapple with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, and various emotional concerns. They seek to improve social skills, manage emotions, and develop effective coping strategies, aiming for academic and social success while building self-awareness and confidence. Parental involvement is paramount in our therapy. We focus on parent training to bolster the child's progress. Together, we establish a nurturing, consistent environment where children can conquer challenges and realize their potential.
(919) 307-6997 View (919) 307-6997
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Ta Jhaneya Hines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
Ta’Jhaneya Hines is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina. She has over 4 years of experience working in diverse settings within community mental health. She has experience with all age populations and specializes in treating and addressing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, family conflict, life transitional issues, and mood-related disorders. Ta’Jhaneya obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University.
Ta’Jhaneya Hines is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina. She has over 4 years of experience working in diverse settings within community mental health. She has experience with all age populations and specializes in treating and addressing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, family conflict, life transitional issues, and mood-related disorders. Ta’Jhaneya obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University.
(984) 400-8406 View (984) 400-8406
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Tina Brumm
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, CRC
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
Oftentimes it seems overwhelming or even impossible to believe we can feel better. I truly believe that with trust, insight, and therapeutic tools you can untangle anxious thoughts and heal from past trauma. My strengths-based approach to therapy is tailored to the needs of the individual to identify the client's goals, reveal the underlying causes of symptoms or issues, and implement healing strategies. Together we will work on developing coping skills to help you feel better and build confidence and resiliency for facing life's challenges and stressors.
Oftentimes it seems overwhelming or even impossible to believe we can feel better. I truly believe that with trust, insight, and therapeutic tools you can untangle anxious thoughts and heal from past trauma. My strengths-based approach to therapy is tailored to the needs of the individual to identify the client's goals, reveal the underlying causes of symptoms or issues, and implement healing strategies. Together we will work on developing coping skills to help you feel better and build confidence and resiliency for facing life's challenges and stressors.
(919) 372-0214 View (919) 372-0214
Photo of Erin Towle-Silva, Psychologist in 27511, NC
Erin Towle-Silva
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Welcome! Deciding to seek professional help and support can be a difficult but courageous choice to make. Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to begin the process of healing from emotional pain, develop effective tools, and change patterns of behavior leading to more satisfying relationships and a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe, empathic, and supportive environment where we work as a team to understand the difficulties and challenges you are facing and to develop effective solutions to overcoming these obstacles.
Welcome! Deciding to seek professional help and support can be a difficult but courageous choice to make. Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to begin the process of healing from emotional pain, develop effective tools, and change patterns of behavior leading to more satisfying relationships and a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe, empathic, and supportive environment where we work as a team to understand the difficulties and challenges you are facing and to develop effective solutions to overcoming these obstacles.
(919) 694-6626 View (919) 694-6626
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Marlie Bolin
Counselor, MS, LCMHC-A, CRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Waitlist for new clients
Deciding to take a step in the direction of your own health and wellness is one of the most powerful choices any of us can make. Wherever you are in your life, and whatever challenges you are engaged with, I will meet you with warmth, compassion, authenticity, humor, and holistic empowerment. I am queer-identifying and actively anti-racist, and am committed to confronting systemic and societal oppression, as well as my own personal growth edges, in every hour and every day of my practice. I am dedicated to creating a space in which clients can process and share without judgment, and to being an enthusiastic ally on their journeys.
Deciding to take a step in the direction of your own health and wellness is one of the most powerful choices any of us can make. Wherever you are in your life, and whatever challenges you are engaged with, I will meet you with warmth, compassion, authenticity, humor, and holistic empowerment. I am queer-identifying and actively anti-racist, and am committed to confronting systemic and societal oppression, as well as my own personal growth edges, in every hour and every day of my practice. I am dedicated to creating a space in which clients can process and share without judgment, and to being an enthusiastic ally on their journeys.
(919) 736-6788 View (919) 736-6788
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Gabrielle Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
NIGHT AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE ( 10am-8pm) . Welcome! My name is Gabrielle Brooks. I gladly welcome the opportunity to work with you on the struggles you are facing in life. I work from a collaborative and strength-based perspective. I will help you rediscover the best version of yourself. I have experience working with families, couples, and individuals of all ages. I want to ensure that we are a great fit so I provide a free 30-minute consultation.
NIGHT AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE ( 10am-8pm) . Welcome! My name is Gabrielle Brooks. I gladly welcome the opportunity to work with you on the struggles you are facing in life. I work from a collaborative and strength-based perspective. I will help you rediscover the best version of yourself. I have experience working with families, couples, and individuals of all ages. I want to ensure that we are a great fit so I provide a free 30-minute consultation.
(984) 205-9192 View (984) 205-9192
Photo of Robin Roche, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27511, NC
Robin Roche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, challenges with life transitions like beginning parenthood and aging, grief and loss, stress at work or at home, and the challenges of living with medical conditions. I enjoy working with clients who are interested in exploring their thoughts, feelings, patterns in relationships, and more.
I work with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, challenges with life transitions like beginning parenthood and aging, grief and loss, stress at work or at home, and the challenges of living with medical conditions. I enjoy working with clients who are interested in exploring their thoughts, feelings, patterns in relationships, and more.
(919) 525-3097 View (919) 525-3097
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Heather L Jaynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the state of North Carolina. I specialize in couples and family therapy. My training includes work with individuals, children, couples and families. I work from collaborative, strengths-based approaches, assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives. While providing a safe and supportive space to work through difficulties, clients are able to construct healthier interpersonal relationships and experience greater fulfillment. Change occurs as clients recognize and pull from strengths they already possess, as well as learn new tools for coping and interacting.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the state of North Carolina. I specialize in couples and family therapy. My training includes work with individuals, children, couples and families. I work from collaborative, strengths-based approaches, assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives. While providing a safe and supportive space to work through difficulties, clients are able to construct healthier interpersonal relationships and experience greater fulfillment. Change occurs as clients recognize and pull from strengths they already possess, as well as learn new tools for coping and interacting.
(919) 587-8018 View (919) 587-8018
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Simply Thrive Therapeutic Associates
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
I understand that life can be challenging for anyone, and asking for help is okay. We can work together to identify the problems and focus on the solutions. You are a unique individual with many strengths including the ability to make healthy changes in your life. Some of your difficulties may include anger, abuse, stress, low self-esteem, grief, depression, anxiety, addictive/compulsive behaviors, or conflict in relationships. If you are ready to regain control of your life, I can assist you in making that happen.
I understand that life can be challenging for anyone, and asking for help is okay. We can work together to identify the problems and focus on the solutions. You are a unique individual with many strengths including the ability to make healthy changes in your life. Some of your difficulties may include anger, abuse, stress, low self-esteem, grief, depression, anxiety, addictive/compulsive behaviors, or conflict in relationships. If you are ready to regain control of your life, I can assist you in making that happen.
(919) 587-8378 View (919) 587-8378
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Gabriella Ansah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
The aim of my work is to help you draft and refine the narrative of your life, identify core values and beliefs, and look for ways to apply those values to strengthen your sense of self. Some of these narratives may include experiences of depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues. As a therapist, I employ warmth, humor, and softness to create a space where you can identify and bring down the barriers keeping you from who you want to be. As a social worker, I wish to meet you where you are, then walk alongside you down your preferred path, simply helping with forks in the road.
The aim of my work is to help you draft and refine the narrative of your life, identify core values and beliefs, and look for ways to apply those values to strengthen your sense of self. Some of these narratives may include experiences of depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues. As a therapist, I employ warmth, humor, and softness to create a space where you can identify and bring down the barriers keeping you from who you want to be. As a social worker, I wish to meet you where you are, then walk alongside you down your preferred path, simply helping with forks in the road.
(919) 364-5045 View (919) 364-5045
Photo of Beckett West, LCSW Associate in 27511, NC
Beckett West
LCSW Associate , LCSWA, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Navigating the heavy currents of our own thoughts can be challenging, and no one should feel trapped in their own head. I get it: we have SO much to deal with between school, work, family, relationships and major life changes. My mission is to help guide you through life's challenges and help you find your spark! Picture me as your co-pilot: I'm there to assist but ultimately, you are in the driver's seat. My goal as a therapist is to help you get out of your head and start enjoying life again.
Navigating the heavy currents of our own thoughts can be challenging, and no one should feel trapped in their own head. I get it: we have SO much to deal with between school, work, family, relationships and major life changes. My mission is to help guide you through life's challenges and help you find your spark! Picture me as your co-pilot: I'm there to assist but ultimately, you are in the driver's seat. My goal as a therapist is to help you get out of your head and start enjoying life again.
(984) 213-5742 View (984) 213-5742
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Adriana Gomez-Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511  (Online Only)
New clients welcomed! Feeling seen, heard, and understood can be some of the most empowering feelings we experience in life. On the other hand, feeling lost, misunderstood, disconnected, and overwhelmed can be extremely isolating. Whether this is due to trauma, life transitions, identity, relationships, dysfunctional family dynamics, anxious/depressive thoughts, etc. I know how hard it is to feel alone. Therapy can be a great tool to know yourself fully, work through those isolating experiences and feelings, and ultimately live more authentically.
New clients welcomed! Feeling seen, heard, and understood can be some of the most empowering feelings we experience in life. On the other hand, feeling lost, misunderstood, disconnected, and overwhelmed can be extremely isolating. Whether this is due to trauma, life transitions, identity, relationships, dysfunctional family dynamics, anxious/depressive thoughts, etc. I know how hard it is to feel alone. Therapy can be a great tool to know yourself fully, work through those isolating experiences and feelings, and ultimately live more authentically.
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M. Kathleen Holmes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
Therapy is a powerful tool that can help you recognize perceptions and behavior patterns that may have served you at some point but that currently hold you back. It can help you harness your strengths, heal from trauma, become more fully present, develop more authentic connections, and relate to your emotions as allies instead of enemies. I offer a flexible approach to therapy, drawing from evidence-based treatments while taking into account your unique needs and preferences. I highly value the working relationship and will check in with you regularly about how therapy is going and whether you are on track with your goals.
Therapy is a powerful tool that can help you recognize perceptions and behavior patterns that may have served you at some point but that currently hold you back. It can help you harness your strengths, heal from trauma, become more fully present, develop more authentic connections, and relate to your emotions as allies instead of enemies. I offer a flexible approach to therapy, drawing from evidence-based treatments while taking into account your unique needs and preferences. I highly value the working relationship and will check in with you regularly about how therapy is going and whether you are on track with your goals.
(804) 532-4558 View (804) 532-4558
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Chiodera Drayton- Smith
LCSW Associate , LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Hi there! My name is Chiodera Drayton-Smith. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and have my Juris Doctor (my law degree). I see children, teens, and young adults seeking to find their way in the world as they navigate growing up, life transitions, and everyday life challenges. I have vast experience working with children and their families as they deal with the child welfare and delinquency systems, child abuse and sex crimes, domestic violence, and families as they navigate divorce and child custody.
Hi there! My name is Chiodera Drayton-Smith. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and have my Juris Doctor (my law degree). I see children, teens, and young adults seeking to find their way in the world as they navigate growing up, life transitions, and everyday life challenges. I have vast experience working with children and their families as they deal with the child welfare and delinquency systems, child abuse and sex crimes, domestic violence, and families as they navigate divorce and child custody.
(919) 873-3670 View (919) 873-3670
Photo of Marianna Hudgins, Licensed Professional Counselor in 27511, NC
Marianna Hudgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Accepting new clients! Are you having difficulty adjusting to a major life change, or tired of putting your needs last? Feeling like it's all just too much to manage? Feel stuck or feel like day to day life shouldn't be so hard? We all need support at times, and finding a therapist can be difficult, that's why I offer free consult so we can explore how I can be helpful to you in achieving your goals. I offer a custom approach tailored to each of my clients. We will start by exploring where you are and barriers you face. We will work together to come up with a plan that works for you, getting you where you want to be in your life.
Accepting new clients! Are you having difficulty adjusting to a major life change, or tired of putting your needs last? Feeling like it's all just too much to manage? Feel stuck or feel like day to day life shouldn't be so hard? We all need support at times, and finding a therapist can be difficult, that's why I offer free consult so we can explore how I can be helpful to you in achieving your goals. I offer a custom approach tailored to each of my clients. We will start by exploring where you are and barriers you face. We will work together to come up with a plan that works for you, getting you where you want to be in your life.
(919) 502-1049 View (919) 502-1049
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Ann Marie Sochia
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, CHT, NLP
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
At Waves of Change, I assist clients in making the positive changes they want to make in themselves through the utilization of hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, mental health counseling, and technology assisted relaxation practices. All of my services are offered in a confidential, safe, and serene environment. Some of the specific issues I help clients with are; smoking cessation, weight management, depression, pain management, and stress management to name a few. Please contact me to learn more about how I can help you achieve success in reaching your goals.
At Waves of Change, I assist clients in making the positive changes they want to make in themselves through the utilization of hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, mental health counseling, and technology assisted relaxation practices. All of my services are offered in a confidential, safe, and serene environment. Some of the specific issues I help clients with are; smoking cessation, weight management, depression, pain management, and stress management to name a few. Please contact me to learn more about how I can help you achieve success in reaching your goals.
(919) 701-6473 View (919) 701-6473
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Shameka Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Waitlist for new clients
As a clinician, I embrace a strength-based, person-centered perspective, and I borrow from many different theoretical bases for psychotherapy in aiming to understand and meet the individual needs of each person. Techniques that I utilize may include dialogue, psychoeducation, relaxation, reframing of negative thoughts, positive decision-making etc.
As a clinician, I embrace a strength-based, person-centered perspective, and I borrow from many different theoretical bases for psychotherapy in aiming to understand and meet the individual needs of each person. Techniques that I utilize may include dialogue, psychoeducation, relaxation, reframing of negative thoughts, positive decision-making etc.
(919) 849-8594 View (919) 849-8594

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 27511

400+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 27511 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
68% Stress
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 27511 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27511?

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.

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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.