Therapists in 28031

Photo of Sachi Mehta, Psychological Associate in 28031, NC
Sachi Mehta
Psychological Associate, PsyD, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
I have been working with children and adults of all ages in individual therapy / family therapy and play therapy for over 18 years. My expertise is in the areas of working with anxiety, depression, psychosis, grief, suicide, complex trauma, relationship concerns, developmental concerns for all ages, PTSD, and diversity issues, dementias. I specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological and diagnostic assessment for Autism, ADHD, Personality, medical necessity, forensic, fitness for duty, educational, TBI, dementias, etc. I speak several languages and have won several awards for multicultural and diversity focused work.
I have been working with children and adults of all ages in individual therapy / family therapy and play therapy for over 18 years. My expertise is in the areas of working with anxiety, depression, psychosis, grief, suicide, complex trauma, relationship concerns, developmental concerns for all ages, PTSD, and diversity issues, dementias. I specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological and diagnostic assessment for Autism, ADHD, Personality, medical necessity, forensic, fitness for duty, educational, TBI, dementias, etc. I speak several languages and have won several awards for multicultural and diversity focused work.
(704) 271-1997 View (704) 271-1997
Photo of Shannon Brewer, Psychological Associate in 28031, NC
Shannon Brewer
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I have worked in a variety of settings: prison, inpatient, day treatment, outpatient and private practice. These experiences have made me a well rounded clinician. I offer my clients a safe place to explore often painful issues in a non-judgemental atmosphere. My ideal client is one who has specific goals in therapy and is willing to address them through work in session and exercises they can work on outside of session.
I have worked in a variety of settings: prison, inpatient, day treatment, outpatient and private practice. These experiences have made me a well rounded clinician. I offer my clients a safe place to explore often painful issues in a non-judgemental atmosphere. My ideal client is one who has specific goals in therapy and is willing to address them through work in session and exercises they can work on outside of session.
(704) 209-7014 View (704) 209-7014
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Nicole Sales
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
I think one of the greatest honors and privileges I have as a counselor is walking alongside my clients throughout their journeys – through some of their darkest and most challenging moments. If you are struggling, you do not have to struggle alone. I am here for you! I aim to provide a safe, welcoming and compassionate environment for my clients, so that each person who enters my office feels comfortable. Therapy is a collaborative process, so together we can explore whatever it may be that is causing you or your child distress.
I think one of the greatest honors and privileges I have as a counselor is walking alongside my clients throughout their journeys – through some of their darkest and most challenging moments. If you are struggling, you do not have to struggle alone. I am here for you! I aim to provide a safe, welcoming and compassionate environment for my clients, so that each person who enters my office feels comfortable. Therapy is a collaborative process, so together we can explore whatever it may be that is causing you or your child distress.
(980) 414-6854 x5 View (980) 414-6854 x5
Photo of Carmella Crews, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28031, NC
Carmella Crews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adults, adolescents and children. I treat the whole person (emotionally, physically and spiritually). I help to motivate you toward realistic lifestyle change by meeting you where you are in the process. I treat those with ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress issues to name a few. I am trauma informed and I use different approaches based on the needs of the client. At the top of my list are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Approaches.
I enjoy working with adults, adolescents and children. I treat the whole person (emotionally, physically and spiritually). I help to motivate you toward realistic lifestyle change by meeting you where you are in the process. I treat those with ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress issues to name a few. I am trauma informed and I use different approaches based on the needs of the client. At the top of my list are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Approaches.
(704) 908-0032 View (704) 908-0032
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Allison (Alli) Pongetti
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
My passion is working with the unique challenges faced by emerging adults dealing with ADHD, autism, anxiety, grief, and trauma, although I am open to working with adults of all ages. Specializing in emerging adults (16-30), I recognize the pivotal stage of life that this demographic represents, where young individuals are transitioning into adulthood and facing complex emotional and psychological changes. Through a client-centered approach, I foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your emotions, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.
My passion is working with the unique challenges faced by emerging adults dealing with ADHD, autism, anxiety, grief, and trauma, although I am open to working with adults of all ages. Specializing in emerging adults (16-30), I recognize the pivotal stage of life that this demographic represents, where young individuals are transitioning into adulthood and facing complex emotional and psychological changes. Through a client-centered approach, I foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your emotions, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.
(980) 907-6285 View (980) 907-6285
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Lisa Firullo
MEd, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031  (Online Only)
If you feel overwhelmed, can't shut your brain off and worry about many things, I understand. I have a passion for supporting people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and navigating daily life stressors and challenges. I support people to navigate big transitions and create the life they want. I believe our thinking pattern, and the way we interpret the world, influence behaviors and keep us in our current state. By adjusting these patterns we can begin to change the outcome. I work with people to build confidence, self-compassion and self-esteem, to move from stuck to thriving, heal, and live with more joy.
If you feel overwhelmed, can't shut your brain off and worry about many things, I understand. I have a passion for supporting people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and navigating daily life stressors and challenges. I support people to navigate big transitions and create the life they want. I believe our thinking pattern, and the way we interpret the world, influence behaviors and keep us in our current state. By adjusting these patterns we can begin to change the outcome. I work with people to build confidence, self-compassion and self-esteem, to move from stuck to thriving, heal, and live with more joy.
(704) 266-6328 View (704) 266-6328
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Shelia King
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MACC, LCMHC, CSAT-Ca, ndidate
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, a loss of self-worth, or a loss of hope? If you are tired of being plagued by uncontrollable addictive behaviors, partner betrayal trauma, triggers, negative thoughts, an inability to turn off your brain, or low self-esteem, I can help., Identifying the source and reprocessing memories helps eliminate the pain. I use EMDR to resolve past trauma and present difficulties. EMDR often helps get to the source of your trauma and distress. I offer EMDR in the office and through an online platform called, RemotEMDR for NC residents.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, a loss of self-worth, or a loss of hope? If you are tired of being plagued by uncontrollable addictive behaviors, partner betrayal trauma, triggers, negative thoughts, an inability to turn off your brain, or low self-esteem, I can help., Identifying the source and reprocessing memories helps eliminate the pain. I use EMDR to resolve past trauma and present difficulties. EMDR often helps get to the source of your trauma and distress. I offer EMDR in the office and through an online platform called, RemotEMDR for NC residents.
(919) 328-2649 View (919) 328-2649
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Alexis Walters
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I work with individuals, couples, and families and utilize models of treatment that focus on healthy relationships, emotional awareness and expression, increasing positive self-talk and improving quality of life. I have experience working in the community mental health field, as well as in Inpatient and Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment centers. I utilize modalities of treatment including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
I work with individuals, couples, and families and utilize models of treatment that focus on healthy relationships, emotional awareness and expression, increasing positive self-talk and improving quality of life. I have experience working in the community mental health field, as well as in Inpatient and Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment centers. I utilize modalities of treatment including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
(704) 742-2282 View (704) 742-2282
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Molly Hurst
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
It is an immense privilege to walk side by side with my clients as they take their courageous journey to their best lives. I provide treatment to couples, teens & adults providing both individual and couples/marital therapy. I have a passion for relationship work with couples and relationship systems from a variety of backgrounds, as well as my work with teens. I provide treatment from a multi-cultural perspective for issues/concerns including but not limited to relational issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, general stressors, life transitions, identity stress, sex and sexuality, self-esteem, behavioral issues & grief/bereavement.
It is an immense privilege to walk side by side with my clients as they take their courageous journey to their best lives. I provide treatment to couples, teens & adults providing both individual and couples/marital therapy. I have a passion for relationship work with couples and relationship systems from a variety of backgrounds, as well as my work with teens. I provide treatment from a multi-cultural perspective for issues/concerns including but not limited to relational issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, general stressors, life transitions, identity stress, sex and sexuality, self-esteem, behavioral issues & grief/bereavement.
(980) 324-2992 View (980) 324-2992
Photo of James Retarides, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28031, NC
James Retarides
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
It takes strength to admit we are having difficulty managing problems alone. If you are anxious, depressed, feeling stuck or without hope you are among the many that often turn their lives around with the help of therapy. Processing our issues, prioritizing and developing strength are of tantamount importance. As a therapist I have worked with clients that have struggled with *Bullying *Communication Skills *Conflict Resolution *Coping Skills *Domestic Violence/Abuse *Family Issues *Mood Disorders *Personality Disorders *Phobias/Fears *PTSD/Trauma *Sex Abuse/Trauma *Sports Psychology/Performance Anxiety
It takes strength to admit we are having difficulty managing problems alone. If you are anxious, depressed, feeling stuck or without hope you are among the many that often turn their lives around with the help of therapy. Processing our issues, prioritizing and developing strength are of tantamount importance. As a therapist I have worked with clients that have struggled with *Bullying *Communication Skills *Conflict Resolution *Coping Skills *Domestic Violence/Abuse *Family Issues *Mood Disorders *Personality Disorders *Phobias/Fears *PTSD/Trauma *Sex Abuse/Trauma *Sports Psychology/Performance Anxiety
(704) 413-2351 View (704) 413-2351
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Michelle Little Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Not accepting new clients
I am the Owner and Founder of Counseling Associates at the Lake, Inc. and have over 30 years of clinical experience as a therapist. The connections I make partnering with my clients during some of the toughest times of their lives and sharing in their journey as they grow, as they strengthen themselves and their relationships and as they heal is a privilege and one that I cherish. I am passionate about the mental health field and my work in it. I am grateful to have I profession that I love so much. I am an ardent ally and safe space for LGBTQ+ clients and all clients in any vulnerable, marginalized or oppressed groups.
I am the Owner and Founder of Counseling Associates at the Lake, Inc. and have over 30 years of clinical experience as a therapist. The connections I make partnering with my clients during some of the toughest times of their lives and sharing in their journey as they grow, as they strengthen themselves and their relationships and as they heal is a privilege and one that I cherish. I am passionate about the mental health field and my work in it. I am grateful to have I profession that I love so much. I am an ardent ally and safe space for LGBTQ+ clients and all clients in any vulnerable, marginalized or oppressed groups.
(980) 389-7698 View (980) 389-7698
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Nydian E. Coker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
It has been a privilege in my many years of experience to work with clients struggling to find their way at a particular time in their life. I find it is often a state of worry, doubt, confusion or stress and yet they still have the hope that someone will reach out to help. I can help guide you across that bridge. In therapy, we together establish a collaborative and trusting relationship in which we will set specific goals that you want to address. I use a variety of successful treatment modalities to assist you in dealing with these challenges.
It has been a privilege in my many years of experience to work with clients struggling to find their way at a particular time in their life. I find it is often a state of worry, doubt, confusion or stress and yet they still have the hope that someone will reach out to help. I can help guide you across that bridge. In therapy, we together establish a collaborative and trusting relationship in which we will set specific goals that you want to address. I use a variety of successful treatment modalities to assist you in dealing with these challenges.
(980) 368-4365 View (980) 368-4365
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Shaunna Rushing
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
As a woman and/or mother, it can feel like you are buried underneath the relentless demands & needs of everyone else in your life. It can leave you feeling invisible, angry, & exhausted. It doesn’t have to feel that way - together we can uncover your needs, wants, & desires so you can feel visible and engaged in your own life. In therapy, I hold space for you to explore what your needs are, & examine the barriers & relationship patterns that get in the way of how you want to show up in your life. Together we will develop a framework that empowers you to use your voice & implement the change you need and want.
As a woman and/or mother, it can feel like you are buried underneath the relentless demands & needs of everyone else in your life. It can leave you feeling invisible, angry, & exhausted. It doesn’t have to feel that way - together we can uncover your needs, wants, & desires so you can feel visible and engaged in your own life. In therapy, I hold space for you to explore what your needs are, & examine the barriers & relationship patterns that get in the way of how you want to show up in your life. Together we will develop a framework that empowers you to use your voice & implement the change you need and want.
(980) 404-2672 View (980) 404-2672
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Kevin Kendall Ross
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
As your counselor, I am here to support you in making meaning of your life, create comfort where possible, and uncover resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidence-based and client-centered approach, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals.
As your counselor, I am here to support you in making meaning of your life, create comfort where possible, and uncover resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidence-based and client-centered approach, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals.
(980) 217-7627 View (980) 217-7627
Photo of Maria Leo, Marriage & Family Therapist in 28031, NC
Maria Leo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
It is an immense privilege every day to work side by side and collaboratively with my clients assisting them in handling the challenges they are facing in their lives and relationships. I look forward to supporting you as together we will navigate your new path toward much greater satisfaction and peace in your own life or your relationship. Whether you are looking to begin counseling individually, alongside a partner, or with other members of your family, I am here to help you in defining your goals and in identifying the patterns or obstacles that are hindering you from living the life or relationship you want and so deserve.
It is an immense privilege every day to work side by side and collaboratively with my clients assisting them in handling the challenges they are facing in their lives and relationships. I look forward to supporting you as together we will navigate your new path toward much greater satisfaction and peace in your own life or your relationship. Whether you are looking to begin counseling individually, alongside a partner, or with other members of your family, I am here to help you in defining your goals and in identifying the patterns or obstacles that are hindering you from living the life or relationship you want and so deserve.
(980) 324-3730 View (980) 324-3730
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Gregory Moon
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPCS, MAC , LCAS, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I provide counseling services to adults, through a collaborative approach, to assist in accomplishing goals established at the beginning of and during the counseling relationship. My theoretical orientation is Integrative: based on a humanistic perspective with Person-Centered theory and Motivational Interviewing as the foundation. Basically, I believe we all have within us the inherent tendency to develop in positive ways, to find meaning, and to become more self-aware. It is my goal to develop a therapeutic relationship that evokes and supports an individuals growth.
I provide counseling services to adults, through a collaborative approach, to assist in accomplishing goals established at the beginning of and during the counseling relationship. My theoretical orientation is Integrative: based on a humanistic perspective with Person-Centered theory and Motivational Interviewing as the foundation. Basically, I believe we all have within us the inherent tendency to develop in positive ways, to find meaning, and to become more self-aware. It is my goal to develop a therapeutic relationship that evokes and supports an individuals growth.
(704) 666-4463 View (704) 666-4463
Photo of Debbie Logan, Marriage & Family Therapist in 28031, NC
Debbie Logan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS MFT, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Waitlist for new clients
I feel isolated and alone in this relationship. We're having trouble connecting. All we do is argue over every little thing. These are just a few of the reasons couples reach out to me for help. Are you committed to your relationship yet feel emotionally or physically disconnected from your partner? Having the same argument repeatedly and feel misunderstood? Have you found yourself thinking that you and your spouse seem more like roommates than lovers? Couples therapy can help you prioritize your relationship, learn how to talk to each other in a way that is free of criticism and defensiveness and rebuild that important bond.
I feel isolated and alone in this relationship. We're having trouble connecting. All we do is argue over every little thing. These are just a few of the reasons couples reach out to me for help. Are you committed to your relationship yet feel emotionally or physically disconnected from your partner? Having the same argument repeatedly and feel misunderstood? Have you found yourself thinking that you and your spouse seem more like roommates than lovers? Couples therapy can help you prioritize your relationship, learn how to talk to each other in a way that is free of criticism and defensiveness and rebuild that important bond.
(980) 276-2991 View (980) 276-2991
Photo of Carmen Reynolds, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28031, NC
Carmen Reynolds
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031  (Online Only)
Carmen J. Reynolds is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has over 20 years of counseling and human services experience. Carmen offers assistance with mood disorders, social issues, relationship concerns, divorce recovery, personal growth issues, self-esteem, trauma, parenting issues, diversity/multicultural issues, women’s issues, adjustment challenges, and family of origin issues. She has a special interest in supporting parents of children who were born prematurely (or who are medically fragile) as well as those who have experienced challenging pregnancies.
Carmen J. Reynolds is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has over 20 years of counseling and human services experience. Carmen offers assistance with mood disorders, social issues, relationship concerns, divorce recovery, personal growth issues, self-esteem, trauma, parenting issues, diversity/multicultural issues, women’s issues, adjustment challenges, and family of origin issues. She has a special interest in supporting parents of children who were born prematurely (or who are medically fragile) as well as those who have experienced challenging pregnancies.
(980) 366-2969 View (980) 366-2969
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Samantha Prieto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Now accepting virtual clients My main goal in therapy is to walk with my clients on their journey to their authentic life and healthy relationships in a non-judgmental environment. We will work together to explore your values, identify your needs, and create goals to foster your sense of self, build your confidence to use your voice, and reinforce your internal strengths. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples that are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, difficulty communicating, intense emotions, and family conflict.
Now accepting virtual clients My main goal in therapy is to walk with my clients on their journey to their authentic life and healthy relationships in a non-judgmental environment. We will work together to explore your values, identify your needs, and create goals to foster your sense of self, build your confidence to use your voice, and reinforce your internal strengths. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples that are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, difficulty communicating, intense emotions, and family conflict.
(984) 204-7048 View (984) 204-7048
Photo of Sarah Beth Maier, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28031, NC
Sarah Beth Maier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
We are all faced with a myriad of obstacles, adjustments and stressors throughout our lives. Starting a family and navigating the role of new parent can be one of the biggest. Whether working through the postpartum adjustment, navigating the ever changing role as parent or walking through the many transitions and difficulties of being a child, I work with adults and children to find ways best suited to master these obstacles and surmount life's challenges.
We are all faced with a myriad of obstacles, adjustments and stressors throughout our lives. Starting a family and navigating the role of new parent can be one of the biggest. Whether working through the postpartum adjustment, navigating the ever changing role as parent or walking through the many transitions and difficulties of being a child, I work with adults and children to find ways best suited to master these obstacles and surmount life's challenges.
(704) 727-4349 View (704) 727-4349

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Number of Therapists in 28031

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 28031 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28031 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28031?

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.