Therapists in 27601

Photo of Sheila Read, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27601, NC
Sheila Read
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
You seek relief from anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma or relationship problems. You’re behaving in ways you know are unhealthy and have tried many things to help but can’t seem to get unstuck. I help you look at unhelpful behaviors with understanding and self-compassion. Together we collaborate to address areas that are out of balance or causing problems. This allows you over time to grow into your authentic self and nurture love and meaning in your life.
You seek relief from anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma or relationship problems. You’re behaving in ways you know are unhealthy and have tried many things to help but can’t seem to get unstuck. I help you look at unhelpful behaviors with understanding and self-compassion. Together we collaborate to address areas that are out of balance or causing problems. This allows you over time to grow into your authentic self and nurture love and meaning in your life.
(919) 648-4448 View (919) 648-4448
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Matthew Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Matt Smith is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has worked in various counseling and education settings for approximately 14 years. He has counseled elementary school students, middle school students, high school students, college dormitory residents, adult college students, and adults in the workforce. Matt has also helped clients work through a variety of issues, such as relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, PTSD, homelessness, divorce, academic difficulties, attention deficit, anger management, assault survival, and inmate transition back into society.
Matt Smith is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has worked in various counseling and education settings for approximately 14 years. He has counseled elementary school students, middle school students, high school students, college dormitory residents, adult college students, and adults in the workforce. Matt has also helped clients work through a variety of issues, such as relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, PTSD, homelessness, divorce, academic difficulties, attention deficit, anger management, assault survival, and inmate transition back into society.
(984) 400-5513 View (984) 400-5513
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Candra Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Candra Edwards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 12 years of mental health experience. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families identify, confront, and resolve unique challenges in order to live more fulfilling lives. Candra also works with women as they manage emotional challenges relative to pregnancy. She specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, peri/postpartum health, and grief/loss.
Candra Edwards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 12 years of mental health experience. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families identify, confront, and resolve unique challenges in order to live more fulfilling lives. Candra also works with women as they manage emotional challenges relative to pregnancy. She specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, peri/postpartum health, and grief/loss.
(984) 213-4898 View (984) 213-4898
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Nakisha Rodriguez
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Nakisha Rodriguez is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 12 years of experience in mental health. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and military members. Nakisha is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families address their unique challenges and live more fulfilling lives. Nakisha earned her Master of Science in Human Services with a specialty in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. She is an Air Force spouse and former military child. She has years of experience navigating the stressors and joys of military life.
Nakisha Rodriguez is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 12 years of experience in mental health. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and military members. Nakisha is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families address their unique challenges and live more fulfilling lives. Nakisha earned her Master of Science in Human Services with a specialty in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. She is an Air Force spouse and former military child. She has years of experience navigating the stressors and joys of military life.
(984) 368-4479 View (984) 368-4479
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Jarrett Isler
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Jarrett Isler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) who has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. Jarett has experience working with all kinds of clients.
Jarrett Isler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) who has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. Jarett has experience working with all kinds of clients.
(919) 590-5319 View (919) 590-5319
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Macie Bateman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
I work with adults and older teens seeking assistance with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, neurodivergence, substance use, life transitions, and identity development and change. I also welcome clients who are simply seeking growth, greater self-understanding, or a deeper sense of meaning and well-being in their lives; therapy does not always have to be about fixing a problem. Additionally, I have training and background in working with individuals who have experienced non-ordinary states of consciousness, and welcome clients who are seeking to integrate experiences; positive, confusing, or difficult.
I work with adults and older teens seeking assistance with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, neurodivergence, substance use, life transitions, and identity development and change. I also welcome clients who are simply seeking growth, greater self-understanding, or a deeper sense of meaning and well-being in their lives; therapy does not always have to be about fixing a problem. Additionally, I have training and background in working with individuals who have experienced non-ordinary states of consciousness, and welcome clients who are seeking to integrate experiences; positive, confusing, or difficult.
(919) 769-3094 View (919) 769-3094
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Justin Jaesung Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Justin and I want to personally acknowledge your strength, courage, and determination for taking this next step in seeking help. I believe that exploring therapy demonstrates your willingness to better understand yourself, your relationships, and the world around you. I am passionate about empowering people from all backgrounds through culturally sensitive treatment and being actively present throughout your enriching and powerful journey of healing and growth. As individuals face challenges that are unique to them, I engage them with a therapeutic approach that is both personalized and dynamic.
Hi! My name is Justin and I want to personally acknowledge your strength, courage, and determination for taking this next step in seeking help. I believe that exploring therapy demonstrates your willingness to better understand yourself, your relationships, and the world around you. I am passionate about empowering people from all backgrounds through culturally sensitive treatment and being actively present throughout your enriching and powerful journey of healing and growth. As individuals face challenges that are unique to them, I engage them with a therapeutic approach that is both personalized and dynamic.
(919) 873-3347 View (919) 873-3347
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Ashley Dunn
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
After ignoring your snooze button twenty times, you've finally mustered up enough strength to climb out of bed. Another day. It feels like an uphill battle. Every. Single. Day. You are exhausted all the time-no matter what. Every notification (phone call, text message, social media, etc.) symbolizes the weight of another expectation, and they are getting heavier and heavier. On paper, your life is great....so no one gets it. Do you just want to quiet the noise, go to sleep, or binge your favorite series? Every day? All the time?
After ignoring your snooze button twenty times, you've finally mustered up enough strength to climb out of bed. Another day. It feels like an uphill battle. Every. Single. Day. You are exhausted all the time-no matter what. Every notification (phone call, text message, social media, etc.) symbolizes the weight of another expectation, and they are getting heavier and heavier. On paper, your life is great....so no one gets it. Do you just want to quiet the noise, go to sleep, or binge your favorite series? Every day? All the time?
(919) 888-4151 View (919) 888-4151
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Sarah Boyette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Are you feeling stuck, discontented, or hopeless? Do you find yourself wondering if there is more to life? You are not alone. Many of us find ourselves stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave us feeling discontent, disconnected, and unworthy. I believe that we are all born worthy and born with an inner wisdom that guides us towards meaning and authenticity, My goal as a therapist is to support clients in learning to access their own inner wisdom by learning new ways of relating to emotions, relating to others, and relating to themselves.
Are you feeling stuck, discontented, or hopeless? Do you find yourself wondering if there is more to life? You are not alone. Many of us find ourselves stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave us feeling discontent, disconnected, and unworthy. I believe that we are all born worthy and born with an inner wisdom that guides us towards meaning and authenticity, My goal as a therapist is to support clients in learning to access their own inner wisdom by learning new ways of relating to emotions, relating to others, and relating to themselves.
(984) 203-7057 View (984) 203-7057
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Amanda Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a partner to support you as you tackle thoughts, feelings and life stressors that are getting in the way of your peace and happiness? If so, I hope I will be a good fit for you. I use the analogy that therapists are like shoes, you have to find the right fit. Feeling comfortable, seen, and safe allows for great progress to be made. I will ensure that our time together is focused on your goals. You set the pace and teach me how to best support you, because no one knows that better than you!
Are you looking for a partner to support you as you tackle thoughts, feelings and life stressors that are getting in the way of your peace and happiness? If so, I hope I will be a good fit for you. I use the analogy that therapists are like shoes, you have to find the right fit. Feeling comfortable, seen, and safe allows for great progress to be made. I will ensure that our time together is focused on your goals. You set the pace and teach me how to best support you, because no one knows that better than you!
(919) 823-9876 View (919) 823-9876
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Brandie Wesley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Brandie has been in the mental health field for 21 years in a variety of settings. Her experience ranges from working in a juvenile detention center, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and outpatient counseling centers. She has worked with major mental health, families, couples, as well as children and adolescents. Her primary focus in the past 8 years has been on children and adolescents (more specifically adolescents). She specializes in working with families, couples, and adolescents.
Brandie has been in the mental health field for 21 years in a variety of settings. Her experience ranges from working in a juvenile detention center, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and outpatient counseling centers. She has worked with major mental health, families, couples, as well as children and adolescents. Her primary focus in the past 8 years has been on children and adolescents (more specifically adolescents). She specializes in working with families, couples, and adolescents.
(984) 223-9936 View (984) 223-9936
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Katie Pegoraro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving adults living through transitions and grief. The main populations I work with are young professionals, anyone living with serious or life-limiting illness and caregivers. I am LGBTQ affirming. I utilize a systems approach that fosters a greater understanding of how any concern is intertwined with personal, cultural and institutional factors. I primarily draw from Internal Family Systems (IFS) and ACT Therapy (pronounced like the word “act”) which are non-pathologizing and evidence based. I am a Certified Grief Informed Professional through Evergreen Certifications.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving adults living through transitions and grief. The main populations I work with are young professionals, anyone living with serious or life-limiting illness and caregivers. I am LGBTQ affirming. I utilize a systems approach that fosters a greater understanding of how any concern is intertwined with personal, cultural and institutional factors. I primarily draw from Internal Family Systems (IFS) and ACT Therapy (pronounced like the word “act”) which are non-pathologizing and evidence based. I am a Certified Grief Informed Professional through Evergreen Certifications.
(919) 372-4293 View (919) 372-4293
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Colette Segalla
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601
Waitlist for new clients
I provide individual and couples counseling for adults. As a couple's counselor, I work with couples to develop effective communication skills, improved emotional connection with one another, and healthy sexual intimacy. I enjoy working with adults on a wide variety of issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, codependency, grief, recovery from trauma, managing intense emotions, and obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors.
I provide individual and couples counseling for adults. As a couple's counselor, I work with couples to develop effective communication skills, improved emotional connection with one another, and healthy sexual intimacy. I enjoy working with adults on a wide variety of issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, codependency, grief, recovery from trauma, managing intense emotions, and obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors.
(919) 344-0590 View (919) 344-0590
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Capital Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Do you constantly feel stressed and overwhelmed? Is anxiety, perfectionism, or people pleasing causing you to doubt yourself? It can feel like an enormous weight to balance the pressures and expectations in all of the roles you fulfill. You’re managing but your coping skills and self-care strategies just aren’t cutting it these days. You want something to change but you're stuck and not sure where to start. We GET IT. There has never been a more challenging time to be a teen girl or young adult woman. Your desire for better relationships, improved self-worth, and more life balance is WHY we are here.
Do you constantly feel stressed and overwhelmed? Is anxiety, perfectionism, or people pleasing causing you to doubt yourself? It can feel like an enormous weight to balance the pressures and expectations in all of the roles you fulfill. You’re managing but your coping skills and self-care strategies just aren’t cutting it these days. You want something to change but you're stuck and not sure where to start. We GET IT. There has never been a more challenging time to be a teen girl or young adult woman. Your desire for better relationships, improved self-worth, and more life balance is WHY we are here.
(984) 205-9337 View (984) 205-9337
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Ashley Emmons
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, RYT200
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping adults heal from perfectionism, anxiety, eating disorders, body image distress, and OCD. Imagine feeling balanced, empowered, and good enough. Right now, you might look like you have it all together on the outside. Inside, you may feel out-of-control. Maybe you feel limited by your need to be perfect, fear that something bad will happen, your food rules, or distress when you look in the mirror. My clients are people who value self-growth & self-knowledge. What they want most is self-love. They are smart, capable, high-achievers, but usually think they make too many mistakes to be called a perfectionist.
I specialize in helping adults heal from perfectionism, anxiety, eating disorders, body image distress, and OCD. Imagine feeling balanced, empowered, and good enough. Right now, you might look like you have it all together on the outside. Inside, you may feel out-of-control. Maybe you feel limited by your need to be perfect, fear that something bad will happen, your food rules, or distress when you look in the mirror. My clients are people who value self-growth & self-knowledge. What they want most is self-love. They are smart, capable, high-achievers, but usually think they make too many mistakes to be called a perfectionist.
(984) 213-4405 View (984) 213-4405
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Caroline Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
As one who has experienced personal trauma and loss, I have an authentic understanding of how we are impacted by painful life circumstances and how building of new life skills can empower us once again. Caroline Carlson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina with over 6 years of experience. She is passionate about navigating adults, senior adults, and older adolescents through the challenges of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and distress. Caroline's goal is to facilitate self-discovery of answers from within each client so they become equipped and empowered to move through the struggle.
As one who has experienced personal trauma and loss, I have an authentic understanding of how we are impacted by painful life circumstances and how building of new life skills can empower us once again. Caroline Carlson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina with over 6 years of experience. She is passionate about navigating adults, senior adults, and older adolescents through the challenges of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and distress. Caroline's goal is to facilitate self-discovery of answers from within each client so they become equipped and empowered to move through the struggle.
(984) 689-0026 View (984) 689-0026
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Kristin Ratcliffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Hi there! Look at you, prioritizing your needs and putting yourself first! I know firsthand how challenging it can be to begin therapy, but I commend you on taking the first step toward reclaiming yourself. Whether you are inquiring about services for the first time or want to re-establish care, I want to welcome you on your new journey. Together, we can strive to discover the path to healing and self-discovery!
Hi there! Look at you, prioritizing your needs and putting yourself first! I know firsthand how challenging it can be to begin therapy, but I commend you on taking the first step toward reclaiming yourself. Whether you are inquiring about services for the first time or want to re-establish care, I want to welcome you on your new journey. Together, we can strive to discover the path to healing and self-discovery!
(919) 899-4455 View (919) 899-4455
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Heidi Yvette Herring
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist who has been in practice for over fifteen years. I have experience as a special education teacher and public-school administrator. I have a wealth of experience providing progressive therapeutic strategies and interventions to change personal and/or family situations, solve problems, and/or simply bring a healthier balance to individuals’ lives. Being a single parent and working mom, I understand, firsthand, the joys and struggles of living in this society and parenting children today.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist who has been in practice for over fifteen years. I have experience as a special education teacher and public-school administrator. I have a wealth of experience providing progressive therapeutic strategies and interventions to change personal and/or family situations, solve problems, and/or simply bring a healthier balance to individuals’ lives. Being a single parent and working mom, I understand, firsthand, the joys and struggles of living in this society and parenting children today.
(919) 642-4935 View (919) 642-4935
Live Addiction Free
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LCAS, CCS, MAC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Welcome to Live Addiction Free! Do you want to quit drinking alcohol, abusing drugs, smoking (marijuana or cigarettes), gambling, or excessive screen use? Do you want to stop using these behaviors to cope with anxiety, anger, depression, being overwhelmed, loneliness, or boredom, but don't know how? Can you abstain for a while but not maintain? Have you been able to abstain but now fear relapsing and need help in dealing with stressors and triggers? Or are you in sustained recovery but wondering what's next? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please contact me for your FREE initial consultation.
Welcome to Live Addiction Free! Do you want to quit drinking alcohol, abusing drugs, smoking (marijuana or cigarettes), gambling, or excessive screen use? Do you want to stop using these behaviors to cope with anxiety, anger, depression, being overwhelmed, loneliness, or boredom, but don't know how? Can you abstain for a while but not maintain? Have you been able to abstain but now fear relapsing and need help in dealing with stressors and triggers? Or are you in sustained recovery but wondering what's next? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please contact me for your FREE initial consultation.
(919) 709-0314 View (919) 709-0314
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Carmen Bolivar
Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Carmen Bolivar, and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I am bilingual, originally from Venezuela. I enjoy working with autistic adults because I have experience working with anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. I also identify as a kink-informed kink-aware therapist who also focuses on LGBTQ+ individuals. My current focus is the overlap between these populations and autism, often working with autistic individuals who are unidentified until later in life.
Hi! My name is Carmen Bolivar, and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I am bilingual, originally from Venezuela. I enjoy working with autistic adults because I have experience working with anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. I also identify as a kink-informed kink-aware therapist who also focuses on LGBTQ+ individuals. My current focus is the overlap between these populations and autism, often working with autistic individuals who are unidentified until later in life.
(919) 301-9331 View (919) 301-9331

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 27601

400+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 27601 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
75% Coping Skills
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 27601 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
15% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27601?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.