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Kera Johannes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, THA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
You did it! You clicked the link. Congrats, on taking the first step of your mental health journey. I know it was hard, maybe even scary, but you did it. I am proud of you. With all of my experience, education and credentials, my goal for our session is to know you so that I can help you. Together, we will embark on this journey to help you accomplish the goal you had in mind when you came to therapy. I am not monotone, I can try but that's not me. I am a highly skilled therapist with a heart that is invested in helping people overcome mental health challenges.
You did it! You clicked the link. Congrats, on taking the first step of your mental health journey. I know it was hard, maybe even scary, but you did it. I am proud of you. With all of my experience, education and credentials, my goal for our session is to know you so that I can help you. Together, we will embark on this journey to help you accomplish the goal you had in mind when you came to therapy. I am not monotone, I can try but that's not me. I am a highly skilled therapist with a heart that is invested in helping people overcome mental health challenges.
(984) 203-9785 View (984) 203-9785
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Candice Creasman Mowrey
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Resentment, feeling stuck, restlessness, and anger - these painful emotions are indicators that it's time to make a change. The feelings we want relief from are deeply potent messengers that we are not living in our truth or purpose. You may already be aware of the need for change - feeling devalued in your relationships or in your career, feeling stuck in behaviors like drinking, over-eating, or numbing out with TV or social media - but the path out is unclear. It's possible to experience our emotions, set-backs, and struggles without feeling completely defeated, less-than, or unworthy.
Resentment, feeling stuck, restlessness, and anger - these painful emotions are indicators that it's time to make a change. The feelings we want relief from are deeply potent messengers that we are not living in our truth or purpose. You may already be aware of the need for change - feeling devalued in your relationships or in your career, feeling stuck in behaviors like drinking, over-eating, or numbing out with TV or social media - but the path out is unclear. It's possible to experience our emotions, set-backs, and struggles without feeling completely defeated, less-than, or unworthy.
(919) 582-7536 x21 View (919) 582-7536 x21
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Alexandra Whicker
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Time and time again, I have witnessed the transformative power of authentic self-connection. It can lead to relief from anxiety and depression, regaining a sense of self, and more. As an Art Therapist, my wish is to empower you to tap into your creativity and use it as a tool for self-expression and healing while gaining a deeper understanding of yourself. I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and my goal is to empower you to tap into your inner resources. My therapeutic approach combines humor, curiosity, and compassion with a healthy dose of "telling it like it is".
Time and time again, I have witnessed the transformative power of authentic self-connection. It can lead to relief from anxiety and depression, regaining a sense of self, and more. As an Art Therapist, my wish is to empower you to tap into your creativity and use it as a tool for self-expression and healing while gaining a deeper understanding of yourself. I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and my goal is to empower you to tap into your inner resources. My therapeutic approach combines humor, curiosity, and compassion with a healthy dose of "telling it like it is".
(919) 343-0592 View (919) 343-0592
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Elizabeth Harles
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
I am a queer sex therapist, providing a relaxed, open, collaborative and non-judgmental atmosphere. My intention is to support people in the LGBTQIA+, non-monogamy, and kink communities (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diverse). I will cater my approach to your needs, but my natural style is straight-forward, so I tend to delve into the issues at hand so that you can see improvement in your emotional well-being as quickly as possible. Once immediate stressors have been calmed, we can work on a deeper level together in order to gain insight on underlying beliefs and experiences that may be contributing to your distress.
I am a queer sex therapist, providing a relaxed, open, collaborative and non-judgmental atmosphere. My intention is to support people in the LGBTQIA+, non-monogamy, and kink communities (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diverse). I will cater my approach to your needs, but my natural style is straight-forward, so I tend to delve into the issues at hand so that you can see improvement in your emotional well-being as quickly as possible. Once immediate stressors have been calmed, we can work on a deeper level together in order to gain insight on underlying beliefs and experiences that may be contributing to your distress.
(919) 975-5382 View (919) 975-5382
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Anna Vargas
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
I provide guidance for clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, OCD, depression, traumatic events, challenging childhoods, and feeling overwhelmed, stressed and “not good enough,” but most importantly, I enjoy helping folks navigate the challenges of being human in a world that is constantly telling us how we’re “supposed” to be. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental and down-to-earth environment for clients to begin sharing their life experiences, expanding self-awareness, shifting perspectives, and letting go of unworkable patterns in order to move in a more meaningful and intentional direction.
I provide guidance for clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, OCD, depression, traumatic events, challenging childhoods, and feeling overwhelmed, stressed and “not good enough,” but most importantly, I enjoy helping folks navigate the challenges of being human in a world that is constantly telling us how we’re “supposed” to be. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental and down-to-earth environment for clients to begin sharing their life experiences, expanding self-awareness, shifting perspectives, and letting go of unworkable patterns in order to move in a more meaningful and intentional direction.
(919) 298-8529 View (919) 298-8529
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Nikki Birkenstock
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
My approach to the counseling relationship is non judgmental and open. I hope to create an environment of safety and acceptance. The goal of the relationship is to establish trust and I do so by coming alongside the client instead of pushing or pulling them to a place they are not yet comfortable. My natural way of being with the client is very bubbly, positive and incorporating laughter into therapy, while helping my clients feel heard. I view the counseling process as a collaborative approach between you & I, and that there is no universal approach to therapy.
My approach to the counseling relationship is non judgmental and open. I hope to create an environment of safety and acceptance. The goal of the relationship is to establish trust and I do so by coming alongside the client instead of pushing or pulling them to a place they are not yet comfortable. My natural way of being with the client is very bubbly, positive and incorporating laughter into therapy, while helping my clients feel heard. I view the counseling process as a collaborative approach between you & I, and that there is no universal approach to therapy.
(919) 568-5311 View (919) 568-5311
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Matthew Van
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
I often work with patients to examine longstanding difficulties, both with others and within their own selves. Such patterns often leave people feeling misunderstood, empty, lost, unheard, unseen, taken advantage of, stuck, angry, or resentful. Feeling this way can leave you feeling disconnected from and distrusting of others; even those who you love and want to feel close to. Many times, these pieces can be extremely difficult and even can feel impossible to share. And that's okay. We will work together to address what feels important to you and at your pace.
I often work with patients to examine longstanding difficulties, both with others and within their own selves. Such patterns often leave people feeling misunderstood, empty, lost, unheard, unseen, taken advantage of, stuck, angry, or resentful. Feeling this way can leave you feeling disconnected from and distrusting of others; even those who you love and want to feel close to. Many times, these pieces can be extremely difficult and even can feel impossible to share. And that's okay. We will work together to address what feels important to you and at your pace.
(919) 584-9361 View (919) 584-9361
Photo of Taylen Harp, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 27603, NC
Taylen Harp
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
My belief is that every human being is the expert on their own life, but sometimes we all need some help along the way. It is my responsibility as a counselor to walk alongside you and help you on your journey. Through reflection, healing, and self-empowerment, you will find your way back to your most authentic self. I strive to create a therapeutic space that is safe, open, and allows you to be your whole, genuine self without fear of judgment. Together we will create a personalized plan for helping you to find meaning in your life and to meet your goals for emotional and mental wellness.
My belief is that every human being is the expert on their own life, but sometimes we all need some help along the way. It is my responsibility as a counselor to walk alongside you and help you on your journey. Through reflection, healing, and self-empowerment, you will find your way back to your most authentic self. I strive to create a therapeutic space that is safe, open, and allows you to be your whole, genuine self without fear of judgment. Together we will create a personalized plan for helping you to find meaning in your life and to meet your goals for emotional and mental wellness.
(980) 276-2982 View (980) 276-2982
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Sacred Wisdom
MSc
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Are you an empath and even a intuitive who is looking to align with your personal power and potential? Are you a spiritual seeker wanting to live in your Divine self-expression, within this human experience? Are you looking to clean up your energy and vibration to be in alignment with your gifts? Are you ready to break the habit of being yourself, the personality that you have outgrown, but need the support of creating lasting transformation? Then I invite you to schedule a FREE 15-20 minute coaching call to see if we are a good fit, and if you are ready to jump in schedule a 90 minute session NOW
Are you an empath and even a intuitive who is looking to align with your personal power and potential? Are you a spiritual seeker wanting to live in your Divine self-expression, within this human experience? Are you looking to clean up your energy and vibration to be in alignment with your gifts? Are you ready to break the habit of being yourself, the personality that you have outgrown, but need the support of creating lasting transformation? Then I invite you to schedule a FREE 15-20 minute coaching call to see if we are a good fit, and if you are ready to jump in schedule a 90 minute session NOW
(984) 205-9431 View (984) 205-9431
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Solana Wild
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Not accepting new clients
Though we experience a variety of emotional concerns on a daily basis, it is not always easy to name, express them, or even know what to do with them. I am here to help with that. As your therapist, it is my goal to help you improve not only your relationship with your emotions, but also your relationship with yourself, others, and your life. It is my passion to help you set and achieve goals that will cultivate a life that you want to live. I work as a team with my clients to determine the most effective steps for meeting those goals.
Though we experience a variety of emotional concerns on a daily basis, it is not always easy to name, express them, or even know what to do with them. I am here to help with that. As your therapist, it is my goal to help you improve not only your relationship with your emotions, but also your relationship with yourself, others, and your life. It is my passion to help you set and achieve goals that will cultivate a life that you want to live. I work as a team with my clients to determine the most effective steps for meeting those goals.
(919) 276-8105 View (919) 276-8105
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Stephen Pleasant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, NTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Gentlemen, it’s a recognized human tendency to get “stuck” in our lives. Here’s the truth; you are never “stuck” with your present circumstances. The Game of Life is a psychological and spiritual journey and winning at this game requires you to change your play and learn to think differently and do things in a new way. The work of Stephen Pleasant Therapy is to help men break out from being “stuck” in life, resigned to producing results that are disappointing to them and others. The goal of Stephen Pleasant Therapy is to see transformative progress in men’s confidence, clarity, and full self-expression.
Gentlemen, it’s a recognized human tendency to get “stuck” in our lives. Here’s the truth; you are never “stuck” with your present circumstances. The Game of Life is a psychological and spiritual journey and winning at this game requires you to change your play and learn to think differently and do things in a new way. The work of Stephen Pleasant Therapy is to help men break out from being “stuck” in life, resigned to producing results that are disappointing to them and others. The goal of Stephen Pleasant Therapy is to see transformative progress in men’s confidence, clarity, and full self-expression.
(984) 646-6018 View (984) 646-6018
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Dr. Michelle Joshua
Psychologist, PhD, CMPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
Are you looking for a performance edge, to find your lost edge, or better support someone in pursuit of their goals? Whether you are an athlete, coach, high-performer, or sport parent, my clients are often looking to feel better about their performances, more self-confident, more comfortable with transitions up or down, better at navigating competition and organizational pressures, overcome/manage injury, separate identity from outcome, solidify motivation, and better support their athletes. Whether it is life affecting performance or vice-versa, you can optimize your mindset, overcome challenges, and learn skills for a lifetime.
Are you looking for a performance edge, to find your lost edge, or better support someone in pursuit of their goals? Whether you are an athlete, coach, high-performer, or sport parent, my clients are often looking to feel better about their performances, more self-confident, more comfortable with transitions up or down, better at navigating competition and organizational pressures, overcome/manage injury, separate identity from outcome, solidify motivation, and better support their athletes. Whether it is life affecting performance or vice-versa, you can optimize your mindset, overcome challenges, and learn skills for a lifetime.
(984) 464-7745 View (984) 464-7745
Photo of Dr. Perihan Akcan Aydin, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 27603, NC
Dr. Perihan Akcan Aydin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Being a human can be challenging at times. I can relate! You might feel stuck in a dark cycle or overwhelmed by a lot of stressors in this modern world. If you allow me, I would love to be part of your journey, and we will develop a plan together that works best for your needs. During our journey together, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to facilitate your personal growth in self-awareness and self-acceptance at your own pace. You will find an atmosphere of love, understanding, unconditional respect, and a lot of courage during my services, which will help you reach your therapy goals.
Being a human can be challenging at times. I can relate! You might feel stuck in a dark cycle or overwhelmed by a lot of stressors in this modern world. If you allow me, I would love to be part of your journey, and we will develop a plan together that works best for your needs. During our journey together, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to facilitate your personal growth in self-awareness and self-acceptance at your own pace. You will find an atmosphere of love, understanding, unconditional respect, and a lot of courage during my services, which will help you reach your therapy goals.
(919) 980-9586 View (919) 980-9586
Photo of Alice Maltbie, Counselor in 27603, NC
Alice Maltbie
Counselor, RN, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Traditional talk therapy has limited benefits. Insight alone is not sufficient to generate change. Lasting change comes from addressing core beliefs which originate in childhood, and lead to habitual (and generally unconscious) ways of perceiving ourselves and the outside world. Thus 'our lives run us' rather than 'we run our lives'. Western culture tends to draw us away from ourselves to the outer world of materialism, competition and achievement. Mindfulness helps us to turn inward, attuning with the body, leading to the discovery of core beliefs that impede our ability to make healthy choices.
Traditional talk therapy has limited benefits. Insight alone is not sufficient to generate change. Lasting change comes from addressing core beliefs which originate in childhood, and lead to habitual (and generally unconscious) ways of perceiving ourselves and the outside world. Thus 'our lives run us' rather than 'we run our lives'. Western culture tends to draw us away from ourselves to the outer world of materialism, competition and achievement. Mindfulness helps us to turn inward, attuning with the body, leading to the discovery of core beliefs that impede our ability to make healthy choices.
(518) 629-5119 View (518) 629-5119
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Kristina Anne Platt
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA, CPT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I’m Kristina (she/her/hers), a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Associate and Certified Trauma Professional passionate about helping others through their unique journey of mental health exploration. I have always been fascinated by the human condition, and as a therapist, I aim to integrate the knowledge gained in a professional capacity and lived experience of mental health struggles to support the recovery and growth of all my clients. One of the most important aspects of a positive experience is the counselor-client relationship. In therapy, clients are asked to come as their most authentic selves, and I strive to do the same.
Hi! I’m Kristina (she/her/hers), a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Associate and Certified Trauma Professional passionate about helping others through their unique journey of mental health exploration. I have always been fascinated by the human condition, and as a therapist, I aim to integrate the knowledge gained in a professional capacity and lived experience of mental health struggles to support the recovery and growth of all my clients. One of the most important aspects of a positive experience is the counselor-client relationship. In therapy, clients are asked to come as their most authentic selves, and I strive to do the same.
(919) 364-6524 x35 View (919) 364-6524 x35
Photo of Brittany Barnette, Counselor in 27603, NC
Brittany Barnette
Counselor, LCMHCA, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
Not accepting new clients
I feel privileged to hold space for folx who are hurting, tired, or confused. I work with those experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and life transition stress, trauma, and more. As a queer and gender-nonconforming person, I hold LGBTQ+ concerns with deep empathy. I believe deeply in the inherent worth, dignity, and wisdom of all persons. I work well with folx who hope to understand themselves better and who are able to receive acceptance and warmth. I'm licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina and welcome folx located anywhere in those states.
I feel privileged to hold space for folx who are hurting, tired, or confused. I work with those experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and life transition stress, trauma, and more. As a queer and gender-nonconforming person, I hold LGBTQ+ concerns with deep empathy. I believe deeply in the inherent worth, dignity, and wisdom of all persons. I work well with folx who hope to understand themselves better and who are able to receive acceptance and warmth. I'm licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina and welcome folx located anywhere in those states.
(919) 849-5536 x40 View (919) 849-5536 x40
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Senah S Andrews
Psychological Associate, MS, LPA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Seeking help takes courage. Often, people know something is not working in their lives but aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You are not alone. For over 28 years, I have helped countless individuals and families develop healthy ways to cope with life's challenges through sound clinical assessment, scientifically driven treatment strategies and creative problem solving. Whether you desire ongoing support and treatment for a psychiatric condition or you seek the tools to manage a difficult transition, I have the experience and training to meet you where you are and help you grow in a positive direction.
Seeking help takes courage. Often, people know something is not working in their lives but aren't sure how to create meaningful change. You are not alone. For over 28 years, I have helped countless individuals and families develop healthy ways to cope with life's challenges through sound clinical assessment, scientifically driven treatment strategies and creative problem solving. Whether you desire ongoing support and treatment for a psychiatric condition or you seek the tools to manage a difficult transition, I have the experience and training to meet you where you are and help you grow in a positive direction.
(980) 208-1326 View (980) 208-1326
Photo of Elizabeth Rasnick, Counselor in 27603, NC
Elizabeth Rasnick
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
In my practice, I don’t just see symptoms; I see individuals grappling with complex emotions and experiences. I understand the weight of your struggles and the impact they have on your daily life. That’s why I take a holistic and systemic approach, acknowledging the intricate connection between your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, all within the context of your unique past and present circumstances.
In my practice, I don’t just see symptoms; I see individuals grappling with complex emotions and experiences. I understand the weight of your struggles and the impact they have on your daily life. That’s why I take a holistic and systemic approach, acknowledging the intricate connection between your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, all within the context of your unique past and present circumstances.
(984) 206-3194 View (984) 206-3194
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Daniel A Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
As a somatically focused gestalt therapist, I believe there is wisdom and meaning in our suffering and that we need to be able to experience and listen to our bodies in order to feel whole and alive. Our relationship can help you create the change you are longing for by supporting you to get clearer about your needs, respond more flexibly and effectively to the world around you, and ultimately have a fuller and more fulfilling experience of yourself, your relationships, and your possibilities.
As a somatically focused gestalt therapist, I believe there is wisdom and meaning in our suffering and that we need to be able to experience and listen to our bodies in order to feel whole and alive. Our relationship can help you create the change you are longing for by supporting you to get clearer about your needs, respond more flexibly and effectively to the world around you, and ultimately have a fuller and more fulfilling experience of yourself, your relationships, and your possibilities.
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Martha Hope Rollins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
As an experienced psychotherapist, I specialize in both brief and intensive therapies. I have expertise in working with individuals and couples with dysfunctional communication patterns. If you feel that you are caught in a loop of partners who do not meet your needs, we will work together to understand the areas where you feel stuck and uncared for in your relationships. I will help you do the hard work needed to make relationship changes and feel a greater sense of well-being. We will work through past traumatic experiences and promote compassion for self and others.
As an experienced psychotherapist, I specialize in both brief and intensive therapies. I have expertise in working with individuals and couples with dysfunctional communication patterns. If you feel that you are caught in a loop of partners who do not meet your needs, we will work together to understand the areas where you feel stuck and uncared for in your relationships. I will help you do the hard work needed to make relationship changes and feel a greater sense of well-being. We will work through past traumatic experiences and promote compassion for self and others.
(919) 443-5938 View (919) 443-5938

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 27603

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 27603 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
74% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 27603 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27603?

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.