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Bethany Minster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! My name is Bethany and I am an Outpatient Psychotherapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health and Wellness. My hope is that you find a space to feel heard and understood. Whether or not you are new to therapy or not, I know it takes a lot of strength to reach out. I would love to support you in your journey whether navigating chronic illness ,life transitions, interpersonal conflict and setting boundaries, finding freedom from eating disorders/disordered eating, anxiety and depression.
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! My name is Bethany and I am an Outpatient Psychotherapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health and Wellness. My hope is that you find a space to feel heard and understood. Whether or not you are new to therapy or not, I know it takes a lot of strength to reach out. I would love to support you in your journey whether navigating chronic illness ,life transitions, interpersonal conflict and setting boundaries, finding freedom from eating disorders/disordered eating, anxiety and depression.
(919) 276-8572 View (919) 276-8572
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Afua Nkansaa Osei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
I believe we all have an innate wisdom and strength to grow from life's challenges and heal from painful experiences. The key lies in learning from our experiences, both past and present, and letting that acquired knowledge guide our futures. Therapy is your journey. It's my honor and privilege, as your therapist, to walk alongside you and help you process your story- creating room for insight, forgiveness, healing, and growth. I specialize in helping people build healthy relationships, overcome trauma, live well with chronic illnesses, and move through life transitions.
I believe we all have an innate wisdom and strength to grow from life's challenges and heal from painful experiences. The key lies in learning from our experiences, both past and present, and letting that acquired knowledge guide our futures. Therapy is your journey. It's my honor and privilege, as your therapist, to walk alongside you and help you process your story- creating room for insight, forgiveness, healing, and growth. I specialize in helping people build healthy relationships, overcome trauma, live well with chronic illnesses, and move through life transitions.
(984) 205-6426 View (984) 205-6426
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Kiersten Sledge
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you wanting to begin or restart your therapy journey? Are you hoping to understand more about yourself and create positive changes to enjoy your life more fully? We are made up of thoughts and behaviors, as well as pre-determined biases and beliefs, from our experience in life. As we navigate life, these areas may start to change. The internal wants/needs vs external experience of life may become shifted and not entirely in alignment any longer. This can cause anxiety, obsessive behaviors, disordered thinking/acting, and lack of connection with ourselves, in addition to many other symptoms of mental health unmet needs.
Are you wanting to begin or restart your therapy journey? Are you hoping to understand more about yourself and create positive changes to enjoy your life more fully? We are made up of thoughts and behaviors, as well as pre-determined biases and beliefs, from our experience in life. As we navigate life, these areas may start to change. The internal wants/needs vs external experience of life may become shifted and not entirely in alignment any longer. This can cause anxiety, obsessive behaviors, disordered thinking/acting, and lack of connection with ourselves, in addition to many other symptoms of mental health unmet needs.
(919) 371-5589 View (919) 371-5589
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Yolonda Bledsoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707  (Online Only)
Are you frustrated with family, friends, love life, or lack thereof? Are you struggling to create and/or maintain friendships? We aren't always able to choose the challenges we face in life, and, as a result, we may feel overwhelmed and powerless to change them. If you are struggling with communication in your relationships or have trouble creating and/or maintaining boundaries, I can help. Let's explore these challenges together, work on new ways to approach them, and examine how you can learn from these challenges to support improved relationships and decrease frustration.
Are you frustrated with family, friends, love life, or lack thereof? Are you struggling to create and/or maintain friendships? We aren't always able to choose the challenges we face in life, and, as a result, we may feel overwhelmed and powerless to change them. If you are struggling with communication in your relationships or have trouble creating and/or maintaining boundaries, I can help. Let's explore these challenges together, work on new ways to approach them, and examine how you can learn from these challenges to support improved relationships and decrease frustration.
(919) 695-3576 View (919) 695-3576
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Thorne Myers
Master of Social Work, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Thorne (they/them) and I am a white, queer, non-binary licensed clinical social worker associate (LCSWA) offering both individuals and couples/relationship therapy in Durham, NC. My work is grounded in fierce compassion and a belief that everyone is capable of healing and feeling like they belong. It is my experience that one of the key elements of transformative therapy is our relationship; that we are a good “fit” and that you feel safe to share your joy, anger, grief, and tears. My style is gentle, attentive, playful, and person-centered–drawing from relational, narrative, and attachment-based therapy approaches.
My name is Thorne (they/them) and I am a white, queer, non-binary licensed clinical social worker associate (LCSWA) offering both individuals and couples/relationship therapy in Durham, NC. My work is grounded in fierce compassion and a belief that everyone is capable of healing and feeling like they belong. It is my experience that one of the key elements of transformative therapy is our relationship; that we are a good “fit” and that you feel safe to share your joy, anger, grief, and tears. My style is gentle, attentive, playful, and person-centered–drawing from relational, narrative, and attachment-based therapy approaches.
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Davis Hodge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707
As a sex therapist, I work with clients across identities and orientations, as well as individuals, couples, and partners. My services include supporting those with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, traumas, sexual orientation, gender identity, and polyamory and non-monogamy. My ideal sex therapy client is willing to commit to therapeutic work together in a trusting, empathetic, and honest environment. I have specialized knowledge about those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and am an out queer, trans therapist serving my community.
As a sex therapist, I work with clients across identities and orientations, as well as individuals, couples, and partners. My services include supporting those with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, traumas, sexual orientation, gender identity, and polyamory and non-monogamy. My ideal sex therapy client is willing to commit to therapeutic work together in a trusting, empathetic, and honest environment. I have specialized knowledge about those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and am an out queer, trans therapist serving my community.
(984) 265-7687 View (984) 265-7687
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Erin Moore
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707
My goal is to provide a relationship which you may use for personal growth. Whether it's post-partum support, day-to-day stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug addiction or trauma, I partner with you when life becomes un-manageable to work towards positive change. Whether it's post-partum support, day-to-day stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug addiction or trauma, I partner with you when life becomes un-manageable to work towards positive change. I strive to create an environment that allows you to feel comfortable, safe and facilitates growth.
My goal is to provide a relationship which you may use for personal growth. Whether it's post-partum support, day-to-day stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug addiction or trauma, I partner with you when life becomes un-manageable to work towards positive change. Whether it's post-partum support, day-to-day stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug addiction or trauma, I partner with you when life becomes un-manageable to work towards positive change. I strive to create an environment that allows you to feel comfortable, safe and facilitates growth.
(984) 355-9580 View (984) 355-9580
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Constance Simmons
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Sex is often a difficult subject for people to discuss, especially when it concerns one’s own sex life and sexuality. However, I am here to create a positive space for you where there is no judgement, shame, or embarrassment. Sexual wellness is an integral aspect of an individual’s well-being. I believe in the importance of a positive and collaborative therapeutic relationship with clients and I am here to help my clients discuss this topic so they can feel more comfortable and free to express themselves.
Sex is often a difficult subject for people to discuss, especially when it concerns one’s own sex life and sexuality. However, I am here to create a positive space for you where there is no judgement, shame, or embarrassment. Sexual wellness is an integral aspect of an individual’s well-being. I believe in the importance of a positive and collaborative therapeutic relationship with clients and I am here to help my clients discuss this topic so they can feel more comfortable and free to express themselves.
(919) 926-0313 View (919) 926-0313
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Integrated Journey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707  (Online Only)
No matter what life brings you, treatment can bring you "home." All walks of life and all experiences are unique, so your treatment will be tailored to fit for you. Direction, support, guidance and healing available now.
No matter what life brings you, treatment can bring you "home." All walks of life and all experiences are unique, so your treatment will be tailored to fit for you. Direction, support, guidance and healing available now.
(252) 429-0145 View (252) 429-0145
Radical Healing
Counselor, NP
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707
We are a group practice of psychiatric medication management providers, psychologists, behavioral health providers and cultural workers working to provide inclusive, culturally responsive psychiatric medication management, psychological assessment support and counseling care and support.
We are a group practice of psychiatric medication management providers, psychologists, behavioral health providers and cultural workers working to provide inclusive, culturally responsive psychiatric medication management, psychological assessment support and counseling care and support.
(919) 925-5745 View (919) 925-5745
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Katie Hargreaves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
As of 4/5/24, Accepting Clients. Do you struggle with feeling like your anxiety controls your life? Do your needs get put at the bottom of the list? Do you feel Do you feel overwhelmed or scared of having a wave of emotions? Do you wonder if this is the way it will always be? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxiety about their life and their relationships. I believe our anxiety does not have to control our lives and there are ways to experience our emotions that aren’t so exhausting. At Embodied Awareness Psychotherapy, we offer online, individual therapy for millenial people pleasers.
As of 4/5/24, Accepting Clients. Do you struggle with feeling like your anxiety controls your life? Do your needs get put at the bottom of the list? Do you feel Do you feel overwhelmed or scared of having a wave of emotions? Do you wonder if this is the way it will always be? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxiety about their life and their relationships. I believe our anxiety does not have to control our lives and there are ways to experience our emotions that aren’t so exhausting. At Embodied Awareness Psychotherapy, we offer online, individual therapy for millenial people pleasers.
(919) 822-8949 View (919) 822-8949
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Khalif Matthew Hill
LCSW Associate , LCSWA, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
Are you struggling with conflict in your relationships; relationships at school, at home, with family, your partner, or maybe you relationship with yourself? Maybe work/school has you burnt out! Juggling the pressures of all the competing demands in life has led to choices you regret or behaviors you want to change but can't seem to stick to your plans? I specialize in working with adults and older teens who want to learn tangilbe skills, regain confidence and rediscover living in alignment with their values. Together we can create a plan to move you to a place where you are happy and feel in control of your choices again.
Are you struggling with conflict in your relationships; relationships at school, at home, with family, your partner, or maybe you relationship with yourself? Maybe work/school has you burnt out! Juggling the pressures of all the competing demands in life has led to choices you regret or behaviors you want to change but can't seem to stick to your plans? I specialize in working with adults and older teens who want to learn tangilbe skills, regain confidence and rediscover living in alignment with their values. Together we can create a plan to move you to a place where you are happy and feel in control of your choices again.
(984) 689-9581 View (984) 689-9581
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Katie Totten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or unsatisfied in life? Are you struggling to accept and love your body? You may be feeling stuck or lost, but living a values based, fulfilling life is possible. My goal is to support clients to creating a life they desire through consistent empathy and unconditional positive regard. Therapy can be a powerful tool in increasing quality of life and the therapeutic relationship is essential in this process. I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned provider. Note: I am newer to this practice (but not to being a therapist), so I have sessions available almost immediately. I'd love to help.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or unsatisfied in life? Are you struggling to accept and love your body? You may be feeling stuck or lost, but living a values based, fulfilling life is possible. My goal is to support clients to creating a life they desire through consistent empathy and unconditional positive regard. Therapy can be a powerful tool in increasing quality of life and the therapeutic relationship is essential in this process. I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned provider. Note: I am newer to this practice (but not to being a therapist), so I have sessions available almost immediately. I'd love to help.
(984) 266-3602 View (984) 266-3602
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Tritesha Steele
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
Oftentimes new mothers wonder why they aren't feeling like themselves after having a baby. You may be feeling overwhelmed, struggling with depression, anxiety, guilt, mood swings, or irritability even months after having your baby. Then add on hormonal changes and lack of sleep, you may be questioning if you will ever feel like yourself again. Perhaps even struggling with your new identity as a mother and feelings of incompetence, and grieving the loss of your individuality. You may feel ashamed of these emotions and thoughts, I am here to tell you You aren't alone and you deserve support.
Oftentimes new mothers wonder why they aren't feeling like themselves after having a baby. You may be feeling overwhelmed, struggling with depression, anxiety, guilt, mood swings, or irritability even months after having your baby. Then add on hormonal changes and lack of sleep, you may be questioning if you will ever feel like yourself again. Perhaps even struggling with your new identity as a mother and feelings of incompetence, and grieving the loss of your individuality. You may feel ashamed of these emotions and thoughts, I am here to tell you You aren't alone and you deserve support.
(919) 635-1531 View (919) 635-1531
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Maggie Anixter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am happy you are here. I offer support to individuals, couples, and families. Life can be hard, and therapy can provide a safe space to explore those hardships and gain the tools to navigate challenges head-on. I strive to work with individuals to recognize their current strengths and support them in developing adaptive tools that can be used across settings and support them in achieving their personal goals. I work directly from a person-centered and empowerment approach and serve in a supportive role to help individuals, couples, or families meet their goals.
Hello! I am happy you are here. I offer support to individuals, couples, and families. Life can be hard, and therapy can provide a safe space to explore those hardships and gain the tools to navigate challenges head-on. I strive to work with individuals to recognize their current strengths and support them in developing adaptive tools that can be used across settings and support them in achieving their personal goals. I work directly from a person-centered and empowerment approach and serve in a supportive role to help individuals, couples, or families meet their goals.
(919) 343-5703 View (919) 343-5703
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Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Are you aged 13 to 30 and struggling with anxiety, grief, or self-doubt? Do you want to explore what's most important to you, your strengths, and what's keeping you stuck? I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where we'll work together to help you envision a fulfilling life and create pathways to your goals. My approach is validating, holistic, and down-to-earth. All kinds of teens and young adults will find a caring environment here, whether you're on the autism spectrum, living with ADHD, part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community, or none of the above at all. Your unique experiences are valid; I'm here to listen and support you.
Are you aged 13 to 30 and struggling with anxiety, grief, or self-doubt? Do you want to explore what's most important to you, your strengths, and what's keeping you stuck? I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where we'll work together to help you envision a fulfilling life and create pathways to your goals. My approach is validating, holistic, and down-to-earth. All kinds of teens and young adults will find a caring environment here, whether you're on the autism spectrum, living with ADHD, part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community, or none of the above at all. Your unique experiences are valid; I'm here to listen and support you.
(984) 400-4162 View (984) 400-4162
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Marvice D. Marcus
Psychologist, PhD, HSP-P
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
Psychotherapy is a unique endeavor, as it provides opportunities for rich self-exploration and meaning-making. Life, without question, presents sublime bliss and considerable challenge for all of us, albeit in different ways. In my work as a psychologist, I endeavor to support people, from diverse backgrounds, cultivate more authenticity, autonomy, and emotional wellness and fortitude. I deeply believe in human potential and the inherent worthiness of all people. An ideal client has an interest in symptom reduction and internal change. A generalist by training, a unifying theme throughout my work with people is vibrant connection.
Psychotherapy is a unique endeavor, as it provides opportunities for rich self-exploration and meaning-making. Life, without question, presents sublime bliss and considerable challenge for all of us, albeit in different ways. In my work as a psychologist, I endeavor to support people, from diverse backgrounds, cultivate more authenticity, autonomy, and emotional wellness and fortitude. I deeply believe in human potential and the inherent worthiness of all people. An ideal client has an interest in symptom reduction and internal change. A generalist by training, a unifying theme throughout my work with people is vibrant connection.
(984) 464-4742 View (984) 464-4742
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Dr. Parker T. Hurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
Pronouns: he/him. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) based on Eno, Tutelo, Saponi, Occaneechi, Shakori, Cheraw, Tuscarora, and Lumbee ancestral land (Durham, NC) and have been providing therapy for the past 8-9 years. As an openly queer, Black, trans masculine, neurodivergent abolitionist, I understand how challenging it can be to receive care that is truly affirming and anti-oppressive. My clinical practice is informed by my experiences of both oppression and privilege; and I strive to provide care that is trauma-informed, anti-ableist, sex and kink positive, fat-positive, poly-friendly and liberation-centered.
Pronouns: he/him. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) based on Eno, Tutelo, Saponi, Occaneechi, Shakori, Cheraw, Tuscarora, and Lumbee ancestral land (Durham, NC) and have been providing therapy for the past 8-9 years. As an openly queer, Black, trans masculine, neurodivergent abolitionist, I understand how challenging it can be to receive care that is truly affirming and anti-oppressive. My clinical practice is informed by my experiences of both oppression and privilege; and I strive to provide care that is trauma-informed, anti-ableist, sex and kink positive, fat-positive, poly-friendly and liberation-centered.
(984) 409-9723 View (984) 409-9723
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Sarah Dunsmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707
*Please note: I am currently unable to take new clients.* I understand the ways in which trauma and distress lead to suffering and blocked goals. With over 10 years as a mental health professional, and a deep commitment to my own healing and growth, I offer a space for therapeutic work that is both well-informed by research and training, and personally connected. I work with clients to feel more authentically aligned with self, and to address the ways past trauma, loss, or instability might be causing conflict or distress in your life.
*Please note: I am currently unable to take new clients.* I understand the ways in which trauma and distress lead to suffering and blocked goals. With over 10 years as a mental health professional, and a deep commitment to my own healing and growth, I offer a space for therapeutic work that is both well-informed by research and training, and personally connected. I work with clients to feel more authentically aligned with self, and to address the ways past trauma, loss, or instability might be causing conflict or distress in your life.
(919) 335-7106 View (919) 335-7106
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Adriana Ognibene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSML
Verified Verified
Durham, NC 27707  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I love working with adults who are: trying to manage ADHD or navigate a new ADHD diagnosis, wanting to improve their self-esteem and body image difficulties, experiencing relationship stress, feeling "stuck" or unmotivated, dealing with stressful life transitions.
I love working with adults who are: trying to manage ADHD or navigate a new ADHD diagnosis, wanting to improve their self-esteem and body image difficulties, experiencing relationship stress, feeling "stuck" or unmotivated, dealing with stressful life transitions.
(984) 400-0669 View (984) 400-0669

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 27707

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 27707 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Aetna
51% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 27707 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
16% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27707?

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.