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Marcia S Moore
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MDiv, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
I bring compassionate evidence-based addiction treatment and pastoral counseling insights. I'm passionate about fostering holistic healing and mental well-being in underserved areas, I am to leverage my diverse background to contribute meaningfully to individuals seeking recovery and spiritual and emotional support.
I bring compassionate evidence-based addiction treatment and pastoral counseling insights. I'm passionate about fostering holistic healing and mental well-being in underserved areas, I am to leverage my diverse background to contribute meaningfully to individuals seeking recovery and spiritual and emotional support.
(252) 629-9579 View (252) 629-9579
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Deb Pomeroy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, NC 27889
Not accepting new clients
I'm a licensed clinical therapist working with adolescents and adults in individual therapy. I have extensive training in treating perinatal mental health, depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. I specialize in treating individuals managing relationship difficulties, chronic stress and burnout, perfectionism, parenting, and finding personal balance. I have expertise in helping clients improve self-esteem and navigate change of life events, such as graduating school, job/career changes, breakups, and parenthood status changes.
I'm a licensed clinical therapist working with adolescents and adults in individual therapy. I have extensive training in treating perinatal mental health, depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. I specialize in treating individuals managing relationship difficulties, chronic stress and burnout, perfectionism, parenting, and finding personal balance. I have expertise in helping clients improve self-esteem and navigate change of life events, such as graduating school, job/career changes, breakups, and parenthood status changes.
(252) 477-4883 View (252) 477-4883
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Lynn C Bassett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889  (Online Only)
Hello! I am glad you found your way here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist. I have extensive training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and grief. I specialize in treating individuals with life stressors/transitions, loss/traumatic events, infidelity and relationship issues. I work with adults 18 and over.
Hello! I am glad you found your way here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist. I have extensive training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and grief. I specialize in treating individuals with life stressors/transitions, loss/traumatic events, infidelity and relationship issues. I work with adults 18 and over.
(252) 651-5822 View (252) 651-5822
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Passages Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS LCAS, CCS LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
I picture an individual who courageously seeks personal growth and transformation. This person may grapple with challenges such as anxiety, self-esteem issues, or navigating life transitions. Their needs revolve around creating a safe space to explore and understand their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. My ideal client aspires to foster resilience, cultivate self-awareness, and build healthier coping mechanisms. Their goal is not merely to alleviate symptoms but to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and empowerment. They yearn for a therapeutic alliance that provides empathy, validation.
I picture an individual who courageously seeks personal growth and transformation. This person may grapple with challenges such as anxiety, self-esteem issues, or navigating life transitions. Their needs revolve around creating a safe space to explore and understand their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. My ideal client aspires to foster resilience, cultivate self-awareness, and build healthier coping mechanisms. Their goal is not merely to alleviate symptoms but to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and empowerment. They yearn for a therapeutic alliance that provides empathy, validation.
(252) 299-5724 View (252) 299-5724
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Lynn E Piersall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
I am a psychotherapist licensed in North Carolina and Virginia. In my career I have worked mainly in an in-office outpatient setting but recently I had a traveling position providing psychotherapy services to seniors in assisted living and nursing facilities along the east coast of NC. I have also had the opportunity to work in a school-based setting as well as in a juvenile residential treatment facility.
I am a psychotherapist licensed in North Carolina and Virginia. In my career I have worked mainly in an in-office outpatient setting but recently I had a traveling position providing psychotherapy services to seniors in assisted living and nursing facilities along the east coast of NC. I have also had the opportunity to work in a school-based setting as well as in a juvenile residential treatment facility.
(757) 993-7391 View (757) 993-7391
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Megan Jernigan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
There is hope, no matter what you are experiencing. Having someone listen without judgement, genuinely care and assist you in exploring your problems can help. I want to support you in exploring the issues that you are facing and encourage you to discover positive ways to manage your stressors and difficult life situations. Together we can develop a plan for treatment that's best for you. Your therapy will be unique to what you or your family needs. With children, parents will be involved in treatment.
There is hope, no matter what you are experiencing. Having someone listen without judgement, genuinely care and assist you in exploring your problems can help. I want to support you in exploring the issues that you are facing and encourage you to discover positive ways to manage your stressors and difficult life situations. Together we can develop a plan for treatment that's best for you. Your therapy will be unique to what you or your family needs. With children, parents will be involved in treatment.
(252) 325-3049 View (252) 325-3049
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Courtney Howard Ind. Contractor @ Deep Connections Counseling
MS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, NC 27889  (Online Only)
Life can be…a bit of a rollercoaster at times and can often feel unmanageable. If you find yourself becoming bogged down by life’s twists and turns, I’m here to help! My name is Courtney Howard and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. My mission is to provide a safe space for you to explore, repair, and grow. Taking the steps to begin a counseling journey isn’t easy and I’m proud of you for searching for a therapist to fit your needs. Are you stressed, depressed, anxious, suffering with illness, grieving, or struggling with mood? Then I may be the perfect fit for you!
Life can be…a bit of a rollercoaster at times and can often feel unmanageable. If you find yourself becoming bogged down by life’s twists and turns, I’m here to help! My name is Courtney Howard and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. My mission is to provide a safe space for you to explore, repair, and grow. Taking the steps to begin a counseling journey isn’t easy and I’m proud of you for searching for a therapist to fit your needs. Are you stressed, depressed, anxious, suffering with illness, grieving, or struggling with mood? Then I may be the perfect fit for you!
(252) 486-5072 View (252) 486-5072
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Loretta T Ebison
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
Hi, My name is Loretta Ebison. Thank you for visiting my Psychology Today profile! I look forward to talking with you and helping you come up with a plan that works in your life. Your sessions are all about you. For one hour you are the most important person in the room. Your safety and well-being are the most important things to me, for this reason I am currently seeing patients via teletherapy. I use CBT and Reality Therapy as my Therapeutic Modalities, but also use others as needed. I promise that I will be understanding of your situation and help you feel comfortable decompressing to me.
Hi, My name is Loretta Ebison. Thank you for visiting my Psychology Today profile! I look forward to talking with you and helping you come up with a plan that works in your life. Your sessions are all about you. For one hour you are the most important person in the room. Your safety and well-being are the most important things to me, for this reason I am currently seeing patients via teletherapy. I use CBT and Reality Therapy as my Therapeutic Modalities, but also use others as needed. I promise that I will be understanding of your situation and help you feel comfortable decompressing to me.
(252) 542-2840 View (252) 542-2840
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Linda Mizzelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
Congratulations on taking steps toward your journey to personal growth and healing. Therapy can assist you in finding direction and increasing tools and coping strategies. Choosing a therapist that aligns well with you is a critical decision. I believe you are the expert on your life and experiences. I also believe that therapy is a collaborative team effort. I am here to provide a safe, nonjudgmental place while we seek the answers you need. I tailor my approach to address your goals and challenges, guiding you toward unlocking your full potential.
Congratulations on taking steps toward your journey to personal growth and healing. Therapy can assist you in finding direction and increasing tools and coping strategies. Choosing a therapist that aligns well with you is a critical decision. I believe you are the expert on your life and experiences. I also believe that therapy is a collaborative team effort. I am here to provide a safe, nonjudgmental place while we seek the answers you need. I tailor my approach to address your goals and challenges, guiding you toward unlocking your full potential.
(252) 588-3318 View (252) 588-3318
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Sarah Stein-Wolf
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-S, RPT
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
You’re exhausted from trying desperately to balance your needs with the demands of kids, school, or work. As a parent you’re struggling to understand where your child is coming from. Does the “parent guilt” creep in while you’re trying to keep all the plates spinning? Maybe you have a child who is anxious, worried, has difficulty sleeping or going to school, or expects perfection. Perhaps you are learning how to parent differently than how you were parented. Balancing caring for you vs. others is hard. Thoughts of anxiety, self-doubt, and concern that you aren't good enough can become a negative self-talk loop in your head.
You’re exhausted from trying desperately to balance your needs with the demands of kids, school, or work. As a parent you’re struggling to understand where your child is coming from. Does the “parent guilt” creep in while you’re trying to keep all the plates spinning? Maybe you have a child who is anxious, worried, has difficulty sleeping or going to school, or expects perfection. Perhaps you are learning how to parent differently than how you were parented. Balancing caring for you vs. others is hard. Thoughts of anxiety, self-doubt, and concern that you aren't good enough can become a negative self-talk loop in your head.
(252) 544-5309 View (252) 544-5309
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David Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCAS, ADHDCSP
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
As a potential client, know that your courage to face personal vulnerabilities and uncertainties is acknowledged from the start. To realize and understand the efforts you've made already affords us early opportunities to consider possibilities in therapy. Your desired outcome is the goal. The process of sharing, reflecting, and adjusting any internal and relational patterns is our therapy means to this end. The clinical approaches perhaps most reflective in therapy are cognitive-behavioral, inter-personal and family systems, and acceptance/commitment. Interventions are based on your child/family, couple, and individual needs.
As a potential client, know that your courage to face personal vulnerabilities and uncertainties is acknowledged from the start. To realize and understand the efforts you've made already affords us early opportunities to consider possibilities in therapy. Your desired outcome is the goal. The process of sharing, reflecting, and adjusting any internal and relational patterns is our therapy means to this end. The clinical approaches perhaps most reflective in therapy are cognitive-behavioral, inter-personal and family systems, and acceptance/commitment. Interventions are based on your child/family, couple, and individual needs.
(252) 207-0604 View (252) 207-0604
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Cheryl M Meola
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, NC 27889
Are you overwhelmed with stress from relationships, parenting, work, and other commitments? Could you use support with anxiety, depression, or dealing with life transitions (divorce, job loss, aging, parenting)? Mane Source Counseling provides a setting to help reach your goals and overcome challenges. If you are looking for direction, support, and encouragement in your life right now, MSC offers you a safe space to do this work in either an office-based or farm-based setting. Coaching, wellness immersions, and therapy available: ask us about which is right for you!
Are you overwhelmed with stress from relationships, parenting, work, and other commitments? Could you use support with anxiety, depression, or dealing with life transitions (divorce, job loss, aging, parenting)? Mane Source Counseling provides a setting to help reach your goals and overcome challenges. If you are looking for direction, support, and encouragement in your life right now, MSC offers you a safe space to do this work in either an office-based or farm-based setting. Coaching, wellness immersions, and therapy available: ask us about which is right for you!
(252) 394-8367 View (252) 394-8367
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Anxiety Depression and Play Therapy Cathy Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, NC 27889
Angry kid? Depressed teen girl? Anxious and overwhelmed college student or young professional? Busy mom? Helper or a healer in need of your own support? No matter what stage of life you are in, I can help you work through your problems and develop the skills you need to live the life you desire. I help angry kids and depressed teen girls find healthy ways to process and manage their feelings. Anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed women will learn how to manage stress and reduce symptoms. Stressed out parents will get along better with their kids. Helpers and healers will refill their own cups so they can continue pouring into others.
Angry kid? Depressed teen girl? Anxious and overwhelmed college student or young professional? Busy mom? Helper or a healer in need of your own support? No matter what stage of life you are in, I can help you work through your problems and develop the skills you need to live the life you desire. I help angry kids and depressed teen girls find healthy ways to process and manage their feelings. Anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed women will learn how to manage stress and reduce symptoms. Stressed out parents will get along better with their kids. Helpers and healers will refill their own cups so they can continue pouring into others.
(252) 462-1514 View (252) 462-1514
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Alana Everett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, NC 27889  (Online Only)
My practice is dedicated to supporting teenagers and adults from all backgrounds, including those within the LGBTQ+ community, those managing trauma depression and anxiety, psychosis, Bipolar I or II, and Borderline Personality. I specialize in providing tailored support to clients who are not only ready for change but are also deeply committed to improving their lives. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, empowerment, and collaboration, as we work together to navigate challenges, build resilience, and foster meaningful growth. Whether you're seeking support to navigate your mental health journey or striving to overcome.
My practice is dedicated to supporting teenagers and adults from all backgrounds, including those within the LGBTQ+ community, those managing trauma depression and anxiety, psychosis, Bipolar I or II, and Borderline Personality. I specialize in providing tailored support to clients who are not only ready for change but are also deeply committed to improving their lives. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, empowerment, and collaboration, as we work together to navigate challenges, build resilience, and foster meaningful growth. Whether you're seeking support to navigate your mental health journey or striving to overcome.
(252) 376-6541 View (252) 376-6541
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Christopher S Gill
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, NC 27889
Imagine you're facing a challenge that might be familiar or perhaps something you can't quite put into words. In these moments, it's important to remember that you're not alone. We all encounter obstacles in life, but sometimes, they can feel insurmountable. You need a safe, welcoming space to explore your thoughts, express your emotions, and healthily address these challenges. It all begins with honesty – being true to yourself and permitting yourself to confront the issues at hand. That's where I come in. I'm here to support you on your journey toward overcoming these obstacles and regaining control.
Imagine you're facing a challenge that might be familiar or perhaps something you can't quite put into words. In these moments, it's important to remember that you're not alone. We all encounter obstacles in life, but sometimes, they can feel insurmountable. You need a safe, welcoming space to explore your thoughts, express your emotions, and healthily address these challenges. It all begins with honesty – being true to yourself and permitting yourself to confront the issues at hand. That's where I come in. I'm here to support you on your journey toward overcoming these obstacles and regaining control.
(252) 494-5826 View (252) 494-5826
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Tammy Whitten
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CFLE, PLLC
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
Need help figuring out why your relationship just keeps doing the same thing over and over? Do you feel like no one is actually hearing what you? Is it hard to get past something that happened a while back? We often keep repeating things because we think if we just do it again or do differently we'll finally unlock the barrier that's held us back. My people come to see me after trying something over and over and they feel defeated. Often, the secret is a small tweak from a slightly different angle that helps with trauma, anxiety, depression, communication, and/or relationships.
Need help figuring out why your relationship just keeps doing the same thing over and over? Do you feel like no one is actually hearing what you? Is it hard to get past something that happened a while back? We often keep repeating things because we think if we just do it again or do differently we'll finally unlock the barrier that's held us back. My people come to see me after trying something over and over and they feel defeated. Often, the secret is a small tweak from a slightly different angle that helps with trauma, anxiety, depression, communication, and/or relationships.
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Cheryl Fehr-Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I have worked in various settings such as home health/hospice/bereavement, health department, major universities, medical clinics and V.A. I chose the Social Work profession because while in the foster care system as an adolescent and teenager, a wonderful social worker empowered me to facilitate change and choose the direction of my life at the age of 13. In my practice, I acknowledge that you are the expert of your story so we build on your self-determination and strengths. I believe in holistic approach-focusing on whole person-mental, physical, spiritual, social-all interconnected.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I have worked in various settings such as home health/hospice/bereavement, health department, major universities, medical clinics and V.A. I chose the Social Work profession because while in the foster care system as an adolescent and teenager, a wonderful social worker empowered me to facilitate change and choose the direction of my life at the age of 13. In my practice, I acknowledge that you are the expert of your story so we build on your self-determination and strengths. I believe in holistic approach-focusing on whole person-mental, physical, spiritual, social-all interconnected.
(252) 494-5748 View (252) 494-5748
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On The Right Path PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
Well hello there, here at On The Right Path, PLLC, we strive to guide you on your journey. Whether small or big we can work toward your goals together. I have had the honor of being invited into the lives of many clients with various backgrounds. I have worked with clients living with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, family issues, career obstacles and much more. My therapeutic style is warm, empathetic, authentic and professional. I desire to provide a warm safe place to allow us to explore the current challenges you may be facing. I do my best to make sure my clients are not only seen but heard.
Well hello there, here at On The Right Path, PLLC, we strive to guide you on your journey. Whether small or big we can work toward your goals together. I have had the honor of being invited into the lives of many clients with various backgrounds. I have worked with clients living with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, family issues, career obstacles and much more. My therapeutic style is warm, empathetic, authentic and professional. I desire to provide a warm safe place to allow us to explore the current challenges you may be facing. I do my best to make sure my clients are not only seen but heard.
(252) 616-1387 View (252) 616-1387
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Meghan Respess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, NC 27889
Ever feel like everyday is akin to jumping on the hamster wheel?! You expend all your energy worrying over life's demands and it leaves you feeling empty, anxious, and overwhelmed. Whether you are a parent/caregiver, a teen trying to navigate the world, or someone that feels anxious and overloaded by life's expectations, I want to come alongside you and help you to reach your fullest potential. I believe through the power of relationship and the therapeutic alliance, you possess the tools to navigate all of the road blocks and stepping stones in your life. My hope is that you walk away from each session feeling affirmed and valued.
Ever feel like everyday is akin to jumping on the hamster wheel?! You expend all your energy worrying over life's demands and it leaves you feeling empty, anxious, and overwhelmed. Whether you are a parent/caregiver, a teen trying to navigate the world, or someone that feels anxious and overloaded by life's expectations, I want to come alongside you and help you to reach your fullest potential. I believe through the power of relationship and the therapeutic alliance, you possess the tools to navigate all of the road blocks and stepping stones in your life. My hope is that you walk away from each session feeling affirmed and valued.
(252) 302-2328 View (252) 302-2328
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Kasey Saunders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889  (Online Only)
I am so glad you found your way here! It takes courage and strength to invest in yourself. We all go through ups and downs throughout life. There are times we all need a little support to get through the tougher times. Having someone who is compassionate, non-judgmental, and unbiased to talk to can be the key to unlocking what is already inside you, waiting to be discovered. Finding someone you feel comfortable with is one of the most important parts of this journey. I would love to talk with you and discuss how I can support you.
I am so glad you found your way here! It takes courage and strength to invest in yourself. We all go through ups and downs throughout life. There are times we all need a little support to get through the tougher times. Having someone who is compassionate, non-judgmental, and unbiased to talk to can be the key to unlocking what is already inside you, waiting to be discovered. Finding someone you feel comfortable with is one of the most important parts of this journey. I would love to talk with you and discuss how I can support you.
(252) 787-7182 View (252) 787-7182
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 27889

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 27889 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
81% Self Esteem
81% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
55% MedCost

How Therapists in 27889 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27889?

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.