Therapists in 27514

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Elizabeth Anton
Psychologist, PsyD, LCAS
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
For over 20 years, I have been privileged to participate in the personal growth of my clients by providing support and practical solutions to help address current challenges and longer standing problems. I am continually inspired by how we cope with, endure, and find creative ways to deal with adversity, difficult pasts, and current challenges. My style is active, problem focussed and collaborative. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to meet your specific needs. Drawing from a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral and psycho-dynamic therapy, we will develop and work toward life goals in a safe, supportive manner.
For over 20 years, I have been privileged to participate in the personal growth of my clients by providing support and practical solutions to help address current challenges and longer standing problems. I am continually inspired by how we cope with, endure, and find creative ways to deal with adversity, difficult pasts, and current challenges. My style is active, problem focussed and collaborative. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to meet your specific needs. Drawing from a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral and psycho-dynamic therapy, we will develop and work toward life goals in a safe, supportive manner.
(919) 234-5197 View (919) 234-5197
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Suzanne F Bates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to enhance learning about behavior, emotions, relationships, and oneself. My goal is to work through the difficulties you are experiencing now while we also build your resiliency to prevent or minimize future difficulties. I ask clients to devote time in between sessions to our work: to increase how accurately we understand your concerns and to take the therapeutic work into your everyday life. Treatment effectiveness relies heavily on the match between therapist and client. If it is not a positive match with me, I assist clients in finding your best match.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to enhance learning about behavior, emotions, relationships, and oneself. My goal is to work through the difficulties you are experiencing now while we also build your resiliency to prevent or minimize future difficulties. I ask clients to devote time in between sessions to our work: to increase how accurately we understand your concerns and to take the therapeutic work into your everyday life. Treatment effectiveness relies heavily on the match between therapist and client. If it is not a positive match with me, I assist clients in finding your best match.
(919) 429-7291 View (919) 429-7291
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Katie Hargreaves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Accepting Clients as of February 20, 2024. Do you struggle with feeling like your anxiety controls your life? Do your needs get put at the bottom of the to-do list to keep others from being mad at you? Do you feel overwhelmed or scared of having a wave of emotions? Do you wonder if this is the way it will always be? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxiety about their life and their relationships. I believe our anxiety does not have to control our lives and there are ways to experience our emotions that aren’t so exhausting. At Embodied Awareness Psychotherapy, we offer online, individual therapy for millenial people pleasers.
Accepting Clients as of February 20, 2024. Do you struggle with feeling like your anxiety controls your life? Do your needs get put at the bottom of the to-do list to keep others from being mad at you? Do you feel overwhelmed or scared of having a wave of emotions? Do you wonder if this is the way it will always be? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxiety about their life and their relationships. I believe our anxiety does not have to control our lives and there are ways to experience our emotions that aren’t so exhausting. At Embodied Awareness Psychotherapy, we offer online, individual therapy for millenial people pleasers.
(919) 822-8949 View (919) 822-8949
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Crystal Edler Schiller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychologist, assistant professor, and associate director of behavioral health for the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders. I provide therapy for women experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms across the lifespan, and I have specific expertise in reproductive-related mood disorders. My clinical practice focuses on the use of mindfulness, acceptance, and value-based action as methods of promoting wellbeing and vitality. I specialize in the use of behavior therapies for mood and anxiety disorders in women.
I am a psychologist, assistant professor, and associate director of behavioral health for the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders. I provide therapy for women experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms across the lifespan, and I have specific expertise in reproductive-related mood disorders. My clinical practice focuses on the use of mindfulness, acceptance, and value-based action as methods of promoting wellbeing and vitality. I specialize in the use of behavior therapies for mood and anxiety disorders in women.
(919) 759-6939 View (919) 759-6939
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Stephanie Bittle, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Are you a woman who struggles with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Grief/Loss, Relationship and Body Image Issues? I enjoy working with women in a safe and comforting space, guiding them through their feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. Our emotions are complex, and carrying this weight alone can lead to burnout or depression. Let’s work together to grow your relationship with yourself, feel empowered, and heal emotional wounds.
Are you a woman who struggles with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Grief/Loss, Relationship and Body Image Issues? I enjoy working with women in a safe and comforting space, guiding them through their feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. Our emotions are complex, and carrying this weight alone can lead to burnout or depression. Let’s work together to grow your relationship with yourself, feel empowered, and heal emotional wounds.
(919) 551-3337 View (919) 551-3337
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Rafael Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
I whole-heartedly believe that you are the expert on you! I hold the framework in our work together that you contain the inner wisdom around what you need for healing and growth. My role is to help you identify, strengthen, and listen to that inner guidance. At times this inner-knowing can become muted or distorted.
I whole-heartedly believe that you are the expert on you! I hold the framework in our work together that you contain the inner wisdom around what you need for healing and growth. My role is to help you identify, strengthen, and listen to that inner guidance. At times this inner-knowing can become muted or distorted.
(984) 999-1592 View (984) 999-1592
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Dr. Jessica Ribeiro
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Dr. Jess Ribeiro. I’m a clinical psychologist and university professor with over 15 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience licensed in NJ, NC, and FL. I specialize in the treatment of depression, eating disorders, and anxiety. In my practice, I use leading evidence-based therapies, which are treatments that are backed by decades of scientific research and shown to work. Primarily, these are cognitive-behavioral approaches (e.g., CBT) that are highly collaborative, active, and goal-oriented treatments that help people achieve desired symptom changes quickly and build more fulfilling lives.
Hi there! My name is Dr. Jess Ribeiro. I’m a clinical psychologist and university professor with over 15 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience licensed in NJ, NC, and FL. I specialize in the treatment of depression, eating disorders, and anxiety. In my practice, I use leading evidence-based therapies, which are treatments that are backed by decades of scientific research and shown to work. Primarily, these are cognitive-behavioral approaches (e.g., CBT) that are highly collaborative, active, and goal-oriented treatments that help people achieve desired symptom changes quickly and build more fulfilling lives.
(336) 569-2225 View (336) 569-2225
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Christie Siegel Sobczak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
I have over 30 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and couples with complex issues and diagnoses to include: ADHD, Bipolar D/O, PTSD, depression, anxiety, complex relationships/family dynamics, family fo orgin issues, grief/loss issues, abuse, trauma, identity development, self esteem issues, body image issues, intense emotions and addictions and the effects of addiction on family memebers. I work collaboratively to not only decrease uncomfotable symptoms, but also work toward resolving longstanding issues that prevent you from achieving your desires and goals for an authentic and fulfilling life.
I have over 30 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and couples with complex issues and diagnoses to include: ADHD, Bipolar D/O, PTSD, depression, anxiety, complex relationships/family dynamics, family fo orgin issues, grief/loss issues, abuse, trauma, identity development, self esteem issues, body image issues, intense emotions and addictions and the effects of addiction on family memebers. I work collaboratively to not only decrease uncomfotable symptoms, but also work toward resolving longstanding issues that prevent you from achieving your desires and goals for an authentic and fulfilling life.
(919) 439-6498 View (919) 439-6498
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Phillip Bass
Counselor, MDiv, ThM, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
My areas of specialty include LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma, and relationships. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, poly families, and ENM relationships. I also provide clinical supervision to LCMHCA's. With over 10 years of experience, I've come to enjoy helping clients find their voice, recognize their needs, and discover the benefits of self-care and boundaries. My work is heavily focused in Attachment Theory, but I also include aspects of Queer Theory, EMDR, CBT, and others as appropriate.
My areas of specialty include LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma, and relationships. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, poly families, and ENM relationships. I also provide clinical supervision to LCMHCA's. With over 10 years of experience, I've come to enjoy helping clients find their voice, recognize their needs, and discover the benefits of self-care and boundaries. My work is heavily focused in Attachment Theory, but I also include aspects of Queer Theory, EMDR, CBT, and others as appropriate.
(919) 582-7462 View (919) 582-7462
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Alexandria Bounds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Alex Bounds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Specialist with over 5 years in the mental health field. Alex has found a passion for supporting people who struggle with ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma/PTSD, and life transitions. Alex is also an Addiction Specialist and has experience helping people create and maintain an effective recovery plan, as well as people treating people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who want to increase their independence through coping skills and building resiliency. Alex received a Bachelor's and Master's in Social Work from Western Carolina University.
Alex Bounds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Specialist with over 5 years in the mental health field. Alex has found a passion for supporting people who struggle with ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma/PTSD, and life transitions. Alex is also an Addiction Specialist and has experience helping people create and maintain an effective recovery plan, as well as people treating people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who want to increase their independence through coping skills and building resiliency. Alex received a Bachelor's and Master's in Social Work from Western Carolina University.
(984) 223-4938 View (984) 223-4938
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Kendra A. Surmitis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
My name is Dr. Kendra A. Surmitis, and I provide a comfortable, private space for individuals seeking personalized counseling, mindfulness, dream work, and psychoanalysis. Do you wonder about the impact of your early relationships on your ability to enjoy your life and relationships today? Are you interested to learn more about your personality and avenues for greater life fulfillment? We will work together to find meaningful answers to your deepest questions while supporting your quality of life. I invite you to visit my private practice website for information and to contact me for a complimentary consultation.
My name is Dr. Kendra A. Surmitis, and I provide a comfortable, private space for individuals seeking personalized counseling, mindfulness, dream work, and psychoanalysis. Do you wonder about the impact of your early relationships on your ability to enjoy your life and relationships today? Are you interested to learn more about your personality and avenues for greater life fulfillment? We will work together to find meaningful answers to your deepest questions while supporting your quality of life. I invite you to visit my private practice website for information and to contact me for a complimentary consultation.
(984) 207-3191 View (984) 207-3191
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Michelle Mobley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, RYT200, CIMHP
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Do you find yourself living in the past? Perhaps you get caught in the crossfire of your mind's never-ending chatter. Is the chatter in your mind critical and harsh? Have you been through something tragic or difficult? Many people that I work with share a history of trauma that leaves them stuck with one foot in the past and one in the present. They share with me that they feel broken and unlovable. They don't want to keep feeling this way and they don't want to pass it forward. Clients that work with me are looking for an integrative approach to therapy. They're aware of the mind-body connection & open to unique approaches.
Do you find yourself living in the past? Perhaps you get caught in the crossfire of your mind's never-ending chatter. Is the chatter in your mind critical and harsh? Have you been through something tragic or difficult? Many people that I work with share a history of trauma that leaves them stuck with one foot in the past and one in the present. They share with me that they feel broken and unlovable. They don't want to keep feeling this way and they don't want to pass it forward. Clients that work with me are looking for an integrative approach to therapy. They're aware of the mind-body connection & open to unique approaches.
(919) 739-3323 View (919) 739-3323
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Lisa Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Do you struggle to get your needs met in your relationships? Perhaps you try repeatedly and fail to achieve harmony? I have a special interest in working with individuals experiencing unhappiness in their important relationships. When my clients first come in, they may feel they are doing the heavy lifting and hope that things will change. Their relationship dissatisfaction gets in the way of the life they want in so many ways. They aren’t the person they strive to be according to their values. They feel like they are failing as a partner and in life. Greater self-confidence and fulfillment are attainable.
Do you struggle to get your needs met in your relationships? Perhaps you try repeatedly and fail to achieve harmony? I have a special interest in working with individuals experiencing unhappiness in their important relationships. When my clients first come in, they may feel they are doing the heavy lifting and hope that things will change. Their relationship dissatisfaction gets in the way of the life they want in so many ways. They aren’t the person they strive to be according to their values. They feel like they are failing as a partner and in life. Greater self-confidence and fulfillment are attainable.
(919) 877-6823 View (919) 877-6823
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Siddharth Vannemreddy
MD
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I am a Physician with more than 9 years of experience practicing medicine. I believe that medications, while effective, have their limitations. I use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis as a means to broaden the scope of how I can help my patients heal. In therapy, you and I will make a sincere effort to explore your life and past experiences, while trying to understand how all of it affects you. Why does it feel like something stops us from being content with our lives? Why can’t we seem to escape the repetitive patterns of self-destructive behaviors? Why does it feel that we are somehow stuck?
I am a Physician with more than 9 years of experience practicing medicine. I believe that medications, while effective, have their limitations. I use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis as a means to broaden the scope of how I can help my patients heal. In therapy, you and I will make a sincere effort to explore your life and past experiences, while trying to understand how all of it affects you. Why does it feel like something stops us from being content with our lives? Why can’t we seem to escape the repetitive patterns of self-destructive behaviors? Why does it feel that we are somehow stuck?
(919) 408-3212 x24 View (919) 408-3212 x24
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NC Center for Resiliency, PLLC
Counselor, MS, LPCA, CRC
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I believe that everyone has the ability to find power within themselves to create a life that works best for them. I specialize in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image concerns, bipolar disorder, dissociative episodes and life transitions.
I believe that everyone has the ability to find power within themselves to create a life that works best for them. I specialize in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image concerns, bipolar disorder, dissociative episodes and life transitions.
(919) 525-3190 View (919) 525-3190
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Kathryn Kastan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MAEd, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
You made the first step! I will meet you where you are and create a trusting and empathetic therapeutic relationship that facilitates change and growth. I use multiple approaches in therapy based on each client’s needs. I work with individual, couples or families focusing on relationship issues, depression, anxiety, academic and career pressures, parenting issues, life transitions and stress. My guidance will help you take a step back and see concerns with more clarity. Our work will provide you with insight, problem-solving tools and goals to move away from self-destructive thinking and habits and increase balance and wellness.
You made the first step! I will meet you where you are and create a trusting and empathetic therapeutic relationship that facilitates change and growth. I use multiple approaches in therapy based on each client’s needs. I work with individual, couples or families focusing on relationship issues, depression, anxiety, academic and career pressures, parenting issues, life transitions and stress. My guidance will help you take a step back and see concerns with more clarity. Our work will provide you with insight, problem-solving tools and goals to move away from self-destructive thinking and habits and increase balance and wellness.
(984) 364-8773 View (984) 364-8773
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Jandira Zaki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, hola and welcome to my page! I am a Bilingual (English-Spanish) Latina Therapist based in North Carolina. I enjoy working with individuals (ages 16 to 35+) who face challenges related to self-worth/esteem, identity/cultural issues, acculturation issues, family-of-origin experiences, family conflict and interpersonal difficulties, as well as depression, anxiety, and trauma. To me, therapy is unique to the person thus I tailor my approach to your needs!
Hello, hola and welcome to my page! I am a Bilingual (English-Spanish) Latina Therapist based in North Carolina. I enjoy working with individuals (ages 16 to 35+) who face challenges related to self-worth/esteem, identity/cultural issues, acculturation issues, family-of-origin experiences, family conflict and interpersonal difficulties, as well as depression, anxiety, and trauma. To me, therapy is unique to the person thus I tailor my approach to your needs!
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Jenny Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I will be on medical leave until mid-November. In the context of an accepting, supportive, and trusting relationship, I can help you find solutions to your life's challenges and psychological issues. In my over twenty years of experience, I have worked primarily with adults and older adults on issues of anxiety, depression, and the stressors that can emerge with major life changes. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change.
I will be on medical leave until mid-November. In the context of an accepting, supportive, and trusting relationship, I can help you find solutions to your life's challenges and psychological issues. In my over twenty years of experience, I have worked primarily with adults and older adults on issues of anxiety, depression, and the stressors that can emerge with major life changes. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change.
(984) 733-0824 View (984) 733-0824
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Shannon Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
All of us confront situations in life that can be overwhelming. Counseling can help us to find solutions and ways to cope and succeed. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults facing a variety of issues.
All of us confront situations in life that can be overwhelming. Counseling can help us to find solutions and ways to cope and succeed. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults facing a variety of issues.
(984) 228-2671 View (984) 228-2671
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Taylor Starns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
As a Therapist, I believe that central to our success is a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship. I prioritize creating a safe relational space for my clients so that we can identify areas of strength and areas of growth. I specialize in Mood Disorders such as anxiety and depression, Eating Disorders, life transitions, Gender and Sexuality, and social/relational issues. I am a Certified EMDR Practitioner with extensive training and experience in supporting LGBTQIA+ adolescents and adults through transitions and mental health distress.
As a Therapist, I believe that central to our success is a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship. I prioritize creating a safe relational space for my clients so that we can identify areas of strength and areas of growth. I specialize in Mood Disorders such as anxiety and depression, Eating Disorders, life transitions, Gender and Sexuality, and social/relational issues. I am a Certified EMDR Practitioner with extensive training and experience in supporting LGBTQIA+ adolescents and adults through transitions and mental health distress.
(919) 348-4936 View (919) 348-4936

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Number of Therapists in 27514

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 27514 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
40% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 27514 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27514?

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.