Therapists in 27512

Photo of Domonique Carter, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 27512, NC
Domonique Carter
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, EdD, LCMHC, QS, NCC
Verified
Cary, NC 27512  (Online Only)
Sometimes we find ourselves in a repetitive cycle and search for ways to get unstuck. It can be overwhelming and hard especially since there is no magic one size fits all solution. Sometimes we are faced with the stress of stigma that comes with these struggles and the many identities that we hold. This can leave us feeling like we have nowhere to turn and no one safe to connect with who understands. It can be hard to navigate that journey on your own. Allow me to be that safe and confidential resource that works with you to identify the tools and develop the skills to move towards progress and break the cycle.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a repetitive cycle and search for ways to get unstuck. It can be overwhelming and hard especially since there is no magic one size fits all solution. Sometimes we are faced with the stress of stigma that comes with these struggles and the many identities that we hold. This can leave us feeling like we have nowhere to turn and no one safe to connect with who understands. It can be hard to navigate that journey on your own. Allow me to be that safe and confidential resource that works with you to identify the tools and develop the skills to move towards progress and break the cycle.
(919) 351-6755 View (919) 351-6755
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Jessica Hair
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Every child needs a nurturing environment that allows them to grow into productive adults; however, from childhood into adulthood there are times that adversity presents itself. The road can become rocky and sometimes stop with no apparent direction in which to travel. When the road is too bumpy and travel is difficult, a therapist can help by serving as guide and aid and walk with you until the road is safe again to travel on your own. I look forward to being apart of your journey.
Every child needs a nurturing environment that allows them to grow into productive adults; however, from childhood into adulthood there are times that adversity presents itself. The road can become rocky and sometimes stop with no apparent direction in which to travel. When the road is too bumpy and travel is difficult, a therapist can help by serving as guide and aid and walk with you until the road is safe again to travel on your own. I look forward to being apart of your journey.
(919) 726-3204 View (919) 726-3204
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Eric James Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512
Eric Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Eric attended Hunter College, which is part of the City University Colleges of New York (CUNY), where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Eric then earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a diverse clinical background, having provided outpatient therapy, intensive in-home, and multisystemic therapy (MST) for adults, adolescents, and families with a wide range of mental health diagnoses. He has also provided mental health services to adults and children with traumatic brain injuries and cognitive challenges.
Eric Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Eric attended Hunter College, which is part of the City University Colleges of New York (CUNY), where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Eric then earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a diverse clinical background, having provided outpatient therapy, intensive in-home, and multisystemic therapy (MST) for adults, adolescents, and families with a wide range of mental health diagnoses. He has also provided mental health services to adults and children with traumatic brain injuries and cognitive challenges.
(919) 586-8621 View (919) 586-8621
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Jennifer Moynihan Wynn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in relationship counseling and I want to help you feel more connected to the important people in your life. You do not need to be married to benefit from relationship counseling, and I am happy to work with you where you are in your relationship. I tend to work from an emotionally focused and experiential perspective, which means that I want to help you and your partner create an experience in which you can both feel seen, heard, and more connected.
I specialize in relationship counseling and I want to help you feel more connected to the important people in your life. You do not need to be married to benefit from relationship counseling, and I am happy to work with you where you are in your relationship. I tend to work from an emotionally focused and experiential perspective, which means that I want to help you and your partner create an experience in which you can both feel seen, heard, and more connected.
(919) 926-8057 View (919) 926-8057
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Rachel Garfield
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Cary, NC 27512
If you are feeling stuck or alone, we will collaborate to find the best approach for you. I’m Psychoanalytic/Attachment based and believe in balance between insight and action. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, addiction and relationships with adults with the goal of healing the client's relationship within themselves and with others. We will work through your past to free you in the present. If you feel isolated, or trapped in the same repetitive, negative patterns or relationships there is a solution and there is hope. We will work together so that you can find Joy and be free to move forward.
If you are feeling stuck or alone, we will collaborate to find the best approach for you. I’m Psychoanalytic/Attachment based and believe in balance between insight and action. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, addiction and relationships with adults with the goal of healing the client's relationship within themselves and with others. We will work through your past to free you in the present. If you feel isolated, or trapped in the same repetitive, negative patterns or relationships there is a solution and there is hope. We will work together so that you can find Joy and be free to move forward.
(919) 535-4925 View (919) 535-4925
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Kathleen Hyland
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Cary, NC 27512
Waitlist for new clients
I have expertise helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict & marital discord. My work with clients helps them reclaim their lives and bounce forward from pain and difficulties. I take a practical, evidence-based approach to assist clients in learning effective coping, communication & conflict resolution skills. I aim to help couples and families develop stronger relational bonds and restore peace in their lives. In my individual work with teens & adults, I provide a non-judgmental space to gain insight and offer the skills to successfully navigate struggles, find purpose, and increase happiness.
I have expertise helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict & marital discord. My work with clients helps them reclaim their lives and bounce forward from pain and difficulties. I take a practical, evidence-based approach to assist clients in learning effective coping, communication & conflict resolution skills. I aim to help couples and families develop stronger relational bonds and restore peace in their lives. In my individual work with teens & adults, I provide a non-judgmental space to gain insight and offer the skills to successfully navigate struggles, find purpose, and increase happiness.
(919) 429-7230 View (919) 429-7230
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Alice A. Moore
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512
With 30 years of experience delivering psychological services, I can help you reduce distressing symptoms and navigate stressful situations. Whether this is your first time seeking professional help or you have tried psychotherapy in the past, I can help you identify short term and long term goals and begin achieving those goals quickly. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy but will use other modalities as needed for your specific needs. I have successfully worked in hospitals and in the community, with men, women and adolescents.
With 30 years of experience delivering psychological services, I can help you reduce distressing symptoms and navigate stressful situations. Whether this is your first time seeking professional help or you have tried psychotherapy in the past, I can help you identify short term and long term goals and begin achieving those goals quickly. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy but will use other modalities as needed for your specific needs. I have successfully worked in hospitals and in the community, with men, women and adolescents.
(919) 729-6024 View (919) 729-6024
Photo of Michelle Topal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27512, NC
Michelle Topal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512  (Online Only)
Appointments Available. I make it easy to talk. Struggling with life in these stressful, divisive & uncertain political times or just feeling down in general? Or along the sexual or gender continuum (LGBTQ+) & looking for someone who gets it? Or having problems in your most important relationship(s)? I'd like to help. I've been committed to helping teens, parents, & relationships/couples, families & the LGBTQ+ community feel heard, cared for, accepted & understood for over 25 years. I create an authentic, safe & affirming space to explore & grow. I look forward to being an encouraging voice to help you find your own.
Appointments Available. I make it easy to talk. Struggling with life in these stressful, divisive & uncertain political times or just feeling down in general? Or along the sexual or gender continuum (LGBTQ+) & looking for someone who gets it? Or having problems in your most important relationship(s)? I'd like to help. I've been committed to helping teens, parents, & relationships/couples, families & the LGBTQ+ community feel heard, cared for, accepted & understood for over 25 years. I create an authentic, safe & affirming space to explore & grow. I look forward to being an encouraging voice to help you find your own.
(919) 885-1200 View (919) 885-1200
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Shantell Carraway
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512  (Online Only)
Finding yourself stuck having the same fights over and over again, not feeling heard or understood? Are you confused and tired of wondering how you even got there to begin with? Are you wondering if your relationship could ever get back to a good place? Perhaps a lot of life happened over the past couple of years, and now you feel in a place to best address it?
Finding yourself stuck having the same fights over and over again, not feeling heard or understood? Are you confused and tired of wondering how you even got there to begin with? Are you wondering if your relationship could ever get back to a good place? Perhaps a lot of life happened over the past couple of years, and now you feel in a place to best address it?
(919) 759-5706 View (919) 759-5706
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Dianne Babcock
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Cary, NC 27512
I believe that people have the skills, competencies, and abilities that will help them reduce the influence of problems in their lives. It is the therapist’s job to enable clients to thrive on their own. By learning how to self-evaluate and by developing your own abilities to meet difficult thought processes and situations with awareness, acceptance, and kindness, you will be able to make the changes that will allow you to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. My role is to assist you in reaching whatever goals you may have for yourself by providing nonjudgmental support and helping to facilitate your journey.
I believe that people have the skills, competencies, and abilities that will help them reduce the influence of problems in their lives. It is the therapist’s job to enable clients to thrive on their own. By learning how to self-evaluate and by developing your own abilities to meet difficult thought processes and situations with awareness, acceptance, and kindness, you will be able to make the changes that will allow you to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. My role is to assist you in reaching whatever goals you may have for yourself by providing nonjudgmental support and helping to facilitate your journey.
(919) 351-6413 View (919) 351-6413
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Lisa Valerie Wachter
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NCC, LCAS, LCMHC
Verified
Cary, NC 27512
There are times in life that unexpected obstacles appear. There are also times when, in an effort to deal with problems, a person may have developed unhealthy methods of coping with expected, and unexpected, life transitions. During these times one can benefit from having an impartial, nonjudgmental, therapist to talk to with. I specialize in working with addiction, families who are affected by addiction, those experiencing depression, and anxiety,
There are times in life that unexpected obstacles appear. There are also times when, in an effort to deal with problems, a person may have developed unhealthy methods of coping with expected, and unexpected, life transitions. During these times one can benefit from having an impartial, nonjudgmental, therapist to talk to with. I specialize in working with addiction, families who are affected by addiction, those experiencing depression, and anxiety,
(984) 217-2854 View (984) 217-2854
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Melissa Lancaster McCurry
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MAMHC, LCMHC, LCASA
Verified
Cary, NC 27512
Not accepting new clients
NOT taking new clients! Do you struggle with feeling happy, communicating clearly, or building fulfilling relationships? Are you aware of how past trauma is still affecting you? Understanding your past can be the key to your future! Together, we will explore issues such as survival of interpersonal violence, an addicted parent, witnessing a violent event, natural disasters and other traumatic events that have contributed to your addictive behaviors, mental illness, or unhealthy relationships. With this knowledge we will discuss healthy coping skills, building a support network, and planning for safety in the face of your triggers.
NOT taking new clients! Do you struggle with feeling happy, communicating clearly, or building fulfilling relationships? Are you aware of how past trauma is still affecting you? Understanding your past can be the key to your future! Together, we will explore issues such as survival of interpersonal violence, an addicted parent, witnessing a violent event, natural disasters and other traumatic events that have contributed to your addictive behaviors, mental illness, or unhealthy relationships. With this knowledge we will discuss healthy coping skills, building a support network, and planning for safety in the face of your triggers.
(984) 205-9133 View (984) 205-9133
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Jennifer Corinna
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Cary, NC 27512
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am originally from Upstate NY but lived in the SF Bay/Los Angeles, CA areas before moving to Raleigh. I work with a wide variety of issues specializing in life transitions, grief, loss, and trauma as well as depression and anxiety. I have assisted people with issues surrounding divorce/relationships ending, death of a loved one, traumatic events, chronic illness, feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and a wide array of other difficult life situations. I would be happy to talk to you about your individual situation. It is important to me that you feel accepted and welcomed.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am originally from Upstate NY but lived in the SF Bay/Los Angeles, CA areas before moving to Raleigh. I work with a wide variety of issues specializing in life transitions, grief, loss, and trauma as well as depression and anxiety. I have assisted people with issues surrounding divorce/relationships ending, death of a loved one, traumatic events, chronic illness, feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and a wide array of other difficult life situations. I would be happy to talk to you about your individual situation. It is important to me that you feel accepted and welcomed.
(984) 207-5844 View (984) 207-5844
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Erin Towle-Silva
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512
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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Chelsea Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Cary, NC 27512
Not accepting new clients
Choosing a therapist who makes therapy a safe space is important. I'm a lesbian-identified provider who has over 12 years experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population. My ideal client is age ages 11+, with presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, challenges related to gender identity and sexuality, mixed neurotypes in partnerships, and ethical non-monogamy and polyamory. I am actively anti-racist and continue to seek out trainings to recognize my own biases and blind spots.
Choosing a therapist who makes therapy a safe space is important. I'm a lesbian-identified provider who has over 12 years experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population. My ideal client is age ages 11+, with presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, challenges related to gender identity and sexuality, mixed neurotypes in partnerships, and ethical non-monogamy and polyamory. I am actively anti-racist and continue to seek out trainings to recognize my own biases and blind spots.
(919) 230-8891 View (919) 230-8891
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Mary Kaitlyn Boone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT
Verified
Cary, NC 27512
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct" (Carl Jung). I find great joy in working with children of all ages in a therapy setting. It's an honor to me when a child chooses to trust me with their wishes, their fears, and their wonders about life. I have experience working with children individually, in hospitals, and through non-profit work in the community. Through the use of play and arts based therapies, I help to facilitate an environment where children are able to truly be themselves, express their emotions, and have the ability to create the answers they need for themselves.
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct" (Carl Jung). I find great joy in working with children of all ages in a therapy setting. It's an honor to me when a child chooses to trust me with their wishes, their fears, and their wonders about life. I have experience working with children individually, in hospitals, and through non-profit work in the community. Through the use of play and arts based therapies, I help to facilitate an environment where children are able to truly be themselves, express their emotions, and have the ability to create the answers they need for themselves.
(919) 301-9184 View (919) 301-9184
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Peaceful Minds NC, LLC
LCSW Associate , LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512  (Online Only)
I graduated from the University of Nevada, LV with a Masters in Social Work. I have over 25 years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents & adults in a variety of settings. I have assisted many clients with various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, marital problems,OCD, addiction and more. My mission is to help individuals and families overcome life challenges, traumas, and promote healthy changes. I am committed to providing quality and professional care to my clients. I take sincere interest in their welfare by promoting an empathetic, non-judgmental environment for growth.
I graduated from the University of Nevada, LV with a Masters in Social Work. I have over 25 years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents & adults in a variety of settings. I have assisted many clients with various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, marital problems,OCD, addiction and more. My mission is to help individuals and families overcome life challenges, traumas, and promote healthy changes. I am committed to providing quality and professional care to my clients. I take sincere interest in their welfare by promoting an empathetic, non-judgmental environment for growth.
(336) 438-8076 View (336) 438-8076
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Rob Heubel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512  (Online Only)
When you're with your partner have you ever felt being physically together yet feeling 1000 miles apart emotionally? Are you tired of feeling alone in your relationship, disconnected, and not feeling understood? It's as if you are talking to a stranger, living in the same house but simply roommates or business partners. Successful relationships are not for the faint of heart. Real intimacy takes work. We don't see the work it takes in movies or fairy tales. We just see the happily ever after.
When you're with your partner have you ever felt being physically together yet feeling 1000 miles apart emotionally? Are you tired of feeling alone in your relationship, disconnected, and not feeling understood? It's as if you are talking to a stranger, living in the same house but simply roommates or business partners. Successful relationships are not for the faint of heart. Real intimacy takes work. We don't see the work it takes in movies or fairy tales. We just see the happily ever after.
(252) 573-5908 View (252) 573-5908
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Monique Harris
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27512  (Online Only)
Accepting Clients - I specialize in people experiencing life transitions that has led to overwhelming stress, anxiety, and depression. Are you adjusting to a new school, job, or time in your life? You aren't meant to struggle silently or figure it out on your own. Let's reset by developing skills that allow you to enjoy life instead of keeping your head above water. Reconnect to a life that feels more at ease and what your "best self" looks like. I bring 25+ years of student affairs experience into my sessions for high school, college students, women, and you! Fit therapy into your schedule - evening and weekend telehealth services.
Accepting Clients - I specialize in people experiencing life transitions that has led to overwhelming stress, anxiety, and depression. Are you adjusting to a new school, job, or time in your life? You aren't meant to struggle silently or figure it out on your own. Let's reset by developing skills that allow you to enjoy life instead of keeping your head above water. Reconnect to a life that feels more at ease and what your "best self" looks like. I bring 25+ years of student affairs experience into my sessions for high school, college students, women, and you! Fit therapy into your schedule - evening and weekend telehealth services.
(984) 223-9369 View (984) 223-9369
New Reflections Counseling, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Cary, NC 27512  (Online Only)
New Reflections Counseling, Inc was founded in 2012 by Lisa Abrotsky who is committed to providing a better tomorrow for all individuals and families. A knowledgeable therapist providing assistance to individuals suffering from a variety of relational issues, such as anxiety, depression, family issues, and marital distress.
New Reflections Counseling, Inc was founded in 2012 by Lisa Abrotsky who is committed to providing a better tomorrow for all individuals and families. A knowledgeable therapist providing assistance to individuals suffering from a variety of relational issues, such as anxiety, depression, family issues, and marital distress.
(919) 726-3515 View (919) 726-3515

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Number of Therapists in 27512

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 27512 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
69% Women's Issues
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 27512 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
6% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27512?

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.