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Lucie A Knapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
My ideal client is one that has had weight problems and is looking for that "something else" to make permanent changes to their life. You have tried losing weight, you have been successful at losing weight only to have the weight sneak back on. You have tried a program or maybe even several programs, only to find yourself back at square one or worse then that, heavier then ever before. Most diet programs do not provide small educational steps that are maintainable and usable forever. nor help you gain insight into your true relationship with food, a critical necessity. That is where I come in.
My ideal client is one that has had weight problems and is looking for that "something else" to make permanent changes to their life. You have tried losing weight, you have been successful at losing weight only to have the weight sneak back on. You have tried a program or maybe even several programs, only to find yourself back at square one or worse then that, heavier then ever before. Most diet programs do not provide small educational steps that are maintainable and usable forever. nor help you gain insight into your true relationship with food, a critical necessity. That is where I come in.
(919) 816-2769 View (919) 816-2769
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Inspiring Hope Counseling & Recovery PLLC
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, BCCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613
I’ll be honest with you, change can be challenging, but you and I both know that if nothing changes, nothing changes. Maybe you’re ready to make a change, but you just don’t know where to begin. Perhaps you’ve started making changes, and you’ve hit a roadblock on your journey. I know that it takes courage to seek help when life hurts. It can be difficult to know what to do when you’re under stress. You might feel lost, but there is hope. You don’t have to figure it out alone. Sometimes an objective point of view is what you need to get back on track. It’s my genuine desire to see you grow.
I’ll be honest with you, change can be challenging, but you and I both know that if nothing changes, nothing changes. Maybe you’re ready to make a change, but you just don’t know where to begin. Perhaps you’ve started making changes, and you’ve hit a roadblock on your journey. I know that it takes courage to seek help when life hurts. It can be difficult to know what to do when you’re under stress. You might feel lost, but there is hope. You don’t have to figure it out alone. Sometimes an objective point of view is what you need to get back on track. It’s my genuine desire to see you grow.
(984) 203-9798 View (984) 203-9798
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Ethan R Levine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
I consistently have been most successful with individuals who struggle with self esteem. They are wanting to make changes in their lives but do not know what to do first or have the skills and tools they need to make these changes.
I consistently have been most successful with individuals who struggle with self esteem. They are wanting to make changes in their lives but do not know what to do first or have the skills and tools they need to make these changes.
(919) 343-9631 View (919) 343-9631
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Mary Kaitlyn Boone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct" (Carl Jung). I find great joy in working with children of all ages in a therapy setting. It's an honor to me when a child chooses to trust me with their wishes, their fears, and their wonders about life. I have experience working with children individually, in hospitals, and through non-profit work in the community. Through the use of play and arts based therapies, I help to facilitate an environment where children are able to truly be themselves, express their emotions, and have the ability to create the answers they need for themselves.
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct" (Carl Jung). I find great joy in working with children of all ages in a therapy setting. It's an honor to me when a child chooses to trust me with their wishes, their fears, and their wonders about life. I have experience working with children individually, in hospitals, and through non-profit work in the community. Through the use of play and arts based therapies, I help to facilitate an environment where children are able to truly be themselves, express their emotions, and have the ability to create the answers they need for themselves.
(919) 301-9184 View (919) 301-9184
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Christopher Ricci
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613
I use a strength-based psychological model and focus on the positive aspects of children, adolescents and their families. I am committed to understanding each client's unique situation with sensitivity. My goal is always to align with my client toward the resolution of conflict and to bring about happiness through the specific changes that come with new thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
I use a strength-based psychological model and focus on the positive aspects of children, adolescents and their families. I am committed to understanding each client's unique situation with sensitivity. My goal is always to align with my client toward the resolution of conflict and to bring about happiness through the specific changes that come with new thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(919) 335-5089 View (919) 335-5089
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Hailey Shafir
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613
If you're an inward looking person who's struggling to make sense of what you've uncovered about yourself, your life, or your future, my practice might be a perfect fit. I specialize in helping people deepen insight, awareness, and understanding of themselves and their issues so that healing and growth can occur. I have over ten years of experience helping people on this inward journey and have developed a range of strategies to help people go further, heal faster, and grow more. Whether you're a lifelong self-discoverer or a new initiate, I welcome the chance to connect with you, discuss your goals, and see if I'm a good match.
If you're an inward looking person who's struggling to make sense of what you've uncovered about yourself, your life, or your future, my practice might be a perfect fit. I specialize in helping people deepen insight, awareness, and understanding of themselves and their issues so that healing and growth can occur. I have over ten years of experience helping people on this inward journey and have developed a range of strategies to help people go further, heal faster, and grow more. Whether you're a lifelong self-discoverer or a new initiate, I welcome the chance to connect with you, discuss your goals, and see if I'm a good match.
(919) 752-5104 View (919) 752-5104
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Melanie McCabe
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Dr. Melanie McCabe. Please call me Melanie, some clients prefer to call me Dr. Mel. I am a real human, mom, wife, and a slow runner trying to get faster and a psychologist. I like to use a real, kind, yet direct and sometimes humorous approach with clients. I like to build partnerships with clients. Some want to fine tuning their lives and some need to create lives worth living. I see children as young as 6, their parents, young adults and mature adults. My clients have often seen several other providers before meeting me. I do not accept insurance so I can dedicate clinical time to caring for patients.
Hi, I am Dr. Melanie McCabe. Please call me Melanie, some clients prefer to call me Dr. Mel. I am a real human, mom, wife, and a slow runner trying to get faster and a psychologist. I like to use a real, kind, yet direct and sometimes humorous approach with clients. I like to build partnerships with clients. Some want to fine tuning their lives and some need to create lives worth living. I see children as young as 6, their parents, young adults and mature adults. My clients have often seen several other providers before meeting me. I do not accept insurance so I can dedicate clinical time to caring for patients.
(919) 887-9549 View (919) 887-9549
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Gosha Stanchak
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, QS, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Welcome to a safe space where healing begins and hope thrives. If you struggle with trauma-related issues, such as complex / attachment / betrayal trauma, traumatic grief, migration grief, interpersonal trauma, or PTSD, I'm here to guide you on your journey toward healing and resilience. My passion lies in helping individuals navigate the challenges of trauma and reclaim their lives with courage and strength. My therapeutic approach is experiential and grounded in empathy, authenticity, and compassion. I believe in the power of building a trusting therapeutic relationship as the foundation for healing. I tailor my approach to meet
Welcome to a safe space where healing begins and hope thrives. If you struggle with trauma-related issues, such as complex / attachment / betrayal trauma, traumatic grief, migration grief, interpersonal trauma, or PTSD, I'm here to guide you on your journey toward healing and resilience. My passion lies in helping individuals navigate the challenges of trauma and reclaim their lives with courage and strength. My therapeutic approach is experiential and grounded in empathy, authenticity, and compassion. I believe in the power of building a trusting therapeutic relationship as the foundation for healing. I tailor my approach to meet
(252) 297-6681 View (252) 297-6681
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Jessica Faye Wohl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
As someone who has been in therapy myself, I've learned over the years that meeting a new therapist is like going on a blind date. Once you meet them, you either get an instant feeling of "oh, I feel like I know this person and wow, I feel like I can be me and open with them" OR its just a hard no; which is completely ok! If you are looking for someone to help challenge you, empower you, and hold you accountable, while being able to speak completely freely in a non judgmental, warm, and comforting space, then let's start your journey together!
As someone who has been in therapy myself, I've learned over the years that meeting a new therapist is like going on a blind date. Once you meet them, you either get an instant feeling of "oh, I feel like I know this person and wow, I feel like I can be me and open with them" OR its just a hard no; which is completely ok! If you are looking for someone to help challenge you, empower you, and hold you accountable, while being able to speak completely freely in a non judgmental, warm, and comforting space, then let's start your journey together!
(919) 739-2855 View (919) 739-2855
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Lauren Foster
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613
Not accepting new clients
If you're feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or unhappy with your life, you're not alone. Many people struggle with these issues at some point in their lives, and it can be hard to manage on your own. I'm here to offer you a compassionate, supportive, judgment-free space to explore your challenges and find your strengths; whether this is your first time considering therapy, or have seen other therapists in the past. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help you understand yourself better, challenge thoughts and behaviors, and cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or unhappy with your life, you're not alone. Many people struggle with these issues at some point in their lives, and it can be hard to manage on your own. I'm here to offer you a compassionate, supportive, judgment-free space to explore your challenges and find your strengths; whether this is your first time considering therapy, or have seen other therapists in the past. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help you understand yourself better, challenge thoughts and behaviors, and cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion.
(919) 626-3489 View (919) 626-3489
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Michelle Dodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Are you or your child struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Are you dealing with a stressful life transition and need support? I provide virtual therapy to adults, teens, and children ages 8+. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, perinatal mood issues, attention difficulties, behavior issues, trauma, and grief/loss. I'm also a mom of 3 and enjoy helping parents navigate life changes and find work/life balance.
Are you or your child struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Are you dealing with a stressful life transition and need support? I provide virtual therapy to adults, teens, and children ages 8+. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, perinatal mood issues, attention difficulties, behavior issues, trauma, and grief/loss. I'm also a mom of 3 and enjoy helping parents navigate life changes and find work/life balance.
(984) 295-3931 View (984) 295-3931
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Patrick T. Hefferan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
My clients consider me to be an empathic listener, a keen observer, and a calming presence. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, friendly manner, a ready laugh, and a healthy self into my therapy sessions every day. I sincerely care about the people I work with and work hard to create a warm and trusting environment for clients of all ages. Forming and nurturing relationships is my strength. It's within the context of a healthy relationship that emotional and mental healing occurs. I'm trained to facilitate treatment for internet and technology compulsions and addictions including gaming, online pornography, and related issues.
My clients consider me to be an empathic listener, a keen observer, and a calming presence. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, friendly manner, a ready laugh, and a healthy self into my therapy sessions every day. I sincerely care about the people I work with and work hard to create a warm and trusting environment for clients of all ages. Forming and nurturing relationships is my strength. It's within the context of a healthy relationship that emotional and mental healing occurs. I'm trained to facilitate treatment for internet and technology compulsions and addictions including gaming, online pornography, and related issues.
(919) 913-8323 View (919) 913-8323
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Ginger Newman Gialanella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with how to move forward after a major change in your life? Are you feeling alone, scared, or overwhelmed? Are you feeling stuck or disconnected in your relationships, unsure of how to feel connected again? I enjoy supporting individuals and couples navigate the expected and unexpected changes and transitions that inevitably come up in life, including healing from betrayal or infidelity, navigating divorce/relationship transitions, and coping with a diagnosis of cancer. Adjusting to uncertainties and changes in life can feel isolating and unsettling, but you do not have to do it alone, having support can help.
Are you struggling with how to move forward after a major change in your life? Are you feeling alone, scared, or overwhelmed? Are you feeling stuck or disconnected in your relationships, unsure of how to feel connected again? I enjoy supporting individuals and couples navigate the expected and unexpected changes and transitions that inevitably come up in life, including healing from betrayal or infidelity, navigating divorce/relationship transitions, and coping with a diagnosis of cancer. Adjusting to uncertainties and changes in life can feel isolating and unsettling, but you do not have to do it alone, having support can help.
(919) 587-8792 View (919) 587-8792
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Joel Harris
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients as of 4/21/24! I help adults work toward the specific mental health goals they set for themselves, focusing on subjective experiences of the world, and building on individual strengths to develop new skills. I have extensive experience working with graduate students and professionals coping with stress, as well as occupational transitions. I particularly enjoy helping clients to understand their skills and growth edges, such that they can embrace new job roles, promotions, and advocate for appropriate compensation on their behalf.
Accepting new clients as of 4/21/24! I help adults work toward the specific mental health goals they set for themselves, focusing on subjective experiences of the world, and building on individual strengths to develop new skills. I have extensive experience working with graduate students and professionals coping with stress, as well as occupational transitions. I particularly enjoy helping clients to understand their skills and growth edges, such that they can embrace new job roles, promotions, and advocate for appropriate compensation on their behalf.
(910) 398-0188 View (910) 398-0188
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Shantell Carraway
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Finding yourself stuck having the same fights over and over again, not feeling heard or understood? Are you confused and tired of wondering how you even got there to begin with? Are you wondering if your relationship could ever get back to a good place? Perhaps a lot of life happened over the past couple of years, and now you feel in a place to best address it?
Finding yourself stuck having the same fights over and over again, not feeling heard or understood? Are you confused and tired of wondering how you even got there to begin with? Are you wondering if your relationship could ever get back to a good place? Perhaps a lot of life happened over the past couple of years, and now you feel in a place to best address it?
(919) 759-5706 View (919) 759-5706
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Emily Benefield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613
Not accepting new clients
My name is Emily Benefield (she/her) and working with others is my passion. Humans are resilient creatures - but sometimes when we encounter persistent mental health concerns, life transitions, grief, low self-esteem, relationship conflicts, or any of the many challenges that come with existing in the world today, we find it difficult to access that resilience. I work with individuals and couples through the lens of empowerment, authenticity, trust, and kindness. I cultivate individualized treatment plans using a variety of evidence-based yet eclectic frameworks, dependent on the unique needs each person brings to the therapy space.
My name is Emily Benefield (she/her) and working with others is my passion. Humans are resilient creatures - but sometimes when we encounter persistent mental health concerns, life transitions, grief, low self-esteem, relationship conflicts, or any of the many challenges that come with existing in the world today, we find it difficult to access that resilience. I work with individuals and couples through the lens of empowerment, authenticity, trust, and kindness. I cultivate individualized treatment plans using a variety of evidence-based yet eclectic frameworks, dependent on the unique needs each person brings to the therapy space.
(919) 373-6354 View (919) 373-6354
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Cristina Snipes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
With over 15 years of therapeutic experience and a Master's Degree in Social Work, I will provide you with a supportive, relaxed and comfortable environment, rooted in a collaborative approach. I strongly believe in working together toward your personal growth by guiding you through the therapeutic process. By offering kind and compassionate care every step of the way, I will ease the daunting process of beginning and continuing individual therapy, resulting in the growth you desire.
With over 15 years of therapeutic experience and a Master's Degree in Social Work, I will provide you with a supportive, relaxed and comfortable environment, rooted in a collaborative approach. I strongly believe in working together toward your personal growth by guiding you through the therapeutic process. By offering kind and compassionate care every step of the way, I will ease the daunting process of beginning and continuing individual therapy, resulting in the growth you desire.
(919) 351-6924 View (919) 351-6924
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Molly F Chaffee
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervis, MA, LCMHCS, NCC, RPTS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613
My passion is helping clients navigate difficult experiences, emotions, and transitions. My style is warm, nonjudgmental, and approachable. Together we will move towards a hopeful, more positive future. I enjoy working with pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults. I also specialize in working with college-aged students and young adults, and women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Many of my adult clients reflect on personal values, family-of-origin issues, and insights on self-esteem and self-identity. My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, grief/loss, serious illness, and life transitions.
My passion is helping clients navigate difficult experiences, emotions, and transitions. My style is warm, nonjudgmental, and approachable. Together we will move towards a hopeful, more positive future. I enjoy working with pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults. I also specialize in working with college-aged students and young adults, and women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Many of my adult clients reflect on personal values, family-of-origin issues, and insights on self-esteem and self-identity. My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, grief/loss, serious illness, and life transitions.
(919) 348-2394 View (919) 348-2394
Photo of Debra Apollonia, Licensed Professional Counselor in 27613, NC
Debra Apollonia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients are able to explore issues and improve the quality of their lives. I use an integrative style of psychotherapy that pulls from many different approaches with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and have experience working with those struggling with addiction and recovery issues.I also have years of experience working with emergency and trauma patients and their families. I treat children, adolescents and adults using individual, family and/or couples' counseling.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients are able to explore issues and improve the quality of their lives. I use an integrative style of psychotherapy that pulls from many different approaches with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and have experience working with those struggling with addiction and recovery issues.I also have years of experience working with emergency and trauma patients and their families. I treat children, adolescents and adults using individual, family and/or couples' counseling.
(919) 948-1395 View (919) 948-1395
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Chris Dixon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck sucks. And getting unstuck can feel so daunting - impossible even. Life can often feel like it just wants to drag you down and swallow you up. But hey, listen, you've made a huge step today just by being here. I hope you reach out as I would be honored to work with you. I work with a variety of clients and issues but have found a great deal of success working with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression. I also work with individuals grappling with loss, and individuals dealing with trauma. Therapy can be hard work, for sure, but it can also be a fully edifying experience. I hope to hear from you.
Feeling stuck sucks. And getting unstuck can feel so daunting - impossible even. Life can often feel like it just wants to drag you down and swallow you up. But hey, listen, you've made a huge step today just by being here. I hope you reach out as I would be honored to work with you. I work with a variety of clients and issues but have found a great deal of success working with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression. I also work with individuals grappling with loss, and individuals dealing with trauma. Therapy can be hard work, for sure, but it can also be a fully edifying experience. I hope to hear from you.
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Number of Therapists in 27613

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 27613 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 27613 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27613?

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.