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Jerry Wayne Guy
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052
Whether you are facing struggles in your marriage, dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce or want to learn how to communicate more effectively. Together we will help you grow and overcome the issues and barriers that are holding you back from the life you want. I specialize in working with couples and adults to identify and create solutions for the obstacles you face. At the Groves Counseling Center, we focus on providing a space for you to explore the life you have and work towards the life you want. I look forward to partnering with you and your loved ones to help you thrive, not just survive.
Whether you are facing struggles in your marriage, dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce or want to learn how to communicate more effectively. Together we will help you grow and overcome the issues and barriers that are holding you back from the life you want. I specialize in working with couples and adults to identify and create solutions for the obstacles you face. At the Groves Counseling Center, we focus on providing a space for you to explore the life you have and work towards the life you want. I look forward to partnering with you and your loved ones to help you thrive, not just survive.
(980) 434-0019 View (980) 434-0019
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Rize Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. We all have days that we might feel that we cannot get through but knowing that we have someone to talk to and walk us through it makes it all easier. I believe that people do not go through therapy to fix themselves because people are not broken. People have issues that at times they need assistance to deal with. I love working with all types of people both young and seasoned but I truly love working with women. I relate to how we as women try to be that “superwoman”, trying to be everything to everyone. I am an advocate of self-care and encourage it on a daily basis.
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. We all have days that we might feel that we cannot get through but knowing that we have someone to talk to and walk us through it makes it all easier. I believe that people do not go through therapy to fix themselves because people are not broken. People have issues that at times they need assistance to deal with. I love working with all types of people both young and seasoned but I truly love working with women. I relate to how we as women try to be that “superwoman”, trying to be everything to everyone. I am an advocate of self-care and encourage it on a daily basis.
(704) 464-0517 View (704) 464-0517
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Kerri B Morris
Counselor, MAEdS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052
I am a Christian Counselor with a deep genuine desire and compassion to meet people where they are and to walk alongside them through struggles or challenges they may be facing. I enjoy working with families, kids, teenagers, parents, adults, and couples: specifically, pre-marital and marital counseling. Some other interests include: healing from a traumatic past or stressful childhood, setting healthy boundaries in one's own life and in relationships, working with parents to set consistent boundaries or adjusting to life with a baby/child, spiritual growth and development, fear/anxiety, depression, stress, self-confidence, and lack of motivation.
I am a Christian Counselor with a deep genuine desire and compassion to meet people where they are and to walk alongside them through struggles or challenges they may be facing. I enjoy working with families, kids, teenagers, parents, adults, and couples: specifically, pre-marital and marital counseling. Some other interests include: healing from a traumatic past or stressful childhood, setting healthy boundaries in one's own life and in relationships, working with parents to set consistent boundaries or adjusting to life with a baby/child, spiritual growth and development, fear/anxiety, depression, stress, self-confidence, and lack of motivation.
(704) 826-7348 View (704) 826-7348
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Sharon Hoyng
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LPC, PLLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with children and adults.I have twenty years of experience in the mental health field. I know it's difficult to make that decision to ask for help.My job is to put you at ease, really listen, and help you find a way to move forward, whether that means resolving an issue from the past; changing a behavior or creating a plan for the future. My goal is to improve your quality of life. What's most important is the what happens outside therapy. The best client is ready and willing to make that change.
I enjoy working with children and adults.I have twenty years of experience in the mental health field. I know it's difficult to make that decision to ask for help.My job is to put you at ease, really listen, and help you find a way to move forward, whether that means resolving an issue from the past; changing a behavior or creating a plan for the future. My goal is to improve your quality of life. What's most important is the what happens outside therapy. The best client is ready and willing to make that change.
(704) 665-0328 View (704) 665-0328
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Wes Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052
I am a Christian Counselor and recognize that people come to counseling for a variety of reasons including personal problems, relationship struggles, spiritual issues, and addictions. I want to hear your story and walk with you towards healing and hope. An important part of this process is developing a relationship of trust and safety. I am committed to providing professional care and counsel that is marked by compassion and is free from judgment.
I am a Christian Counselor and recognize that people come to counseling for a variety of reasons including personal problems, relationship struggles, spiritual issues, and addictions. I want to hear your story and walk with you towards healing and hope. An important part of this process is developing a relationship of trust and safety. I am committed to providing professional care and counsel that is marked by compassion and is free from judgment.
(704) 994-8388 View (704) 994-8388
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Rauch Mind Body Therapy
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Stephanie Rauch, PhD, , LPC, Trager
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052
You do not have to be sick to get better. I believe in paying attention to experience not what is bad or wrong. We can all learn skills to improve. My past experience as a world ranked professional tennis player gives me insight to work with high school, collegiate and professional athletes or anyone in this age. I work from a depth model, which encourages self-exploration to improve skills. The exploration helps one become conscious of long standing coping mechanisms that may no longer be as valuable as they once were. Learning what you do that blocks happiness empowers you to make choices that lead to a satisfying life.
You do not have to be sick to get better. I believe in paying attention to experience not what is bad or wrong. We can all learn skills to improve. My past experience as a world ranked professional tennis player gives me insight to work with high school, collegiate and professional athletes or anyone in this age. I work from a depth model, which encourages self-exploration to improve skills. The exploration helps one become conscious of long standing coping mechanisms that may no longer be as valuable as they once were. Learning what you do that blocks happiness empowers you to make choices that lead to a satisfying life.
(704) 869-2283 View (704) 869-2283
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Samantha Gingles
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052  (Online Only)
You may be having some challenges trying to balance life, relationships and responsibilities. Trying to adjust to demands and transitions of life can be stressful and even scary. Maybe you're feeling uncertain about making some big decisions during this phase of life. You don't have to be discouraged or afraid. I want to help you get back in control of your life, by planting seeds to better improve communication, confidence, and growth.
You may be having some challenges trying to balance life, relationships and responsibilities. Trying to adjust to demands and transitions of life can be stressful and even scary. Maybe you're feeling uncertain about making some big decisions during this phase of life. You don't have to be discouraged or afraid. I want to help you get back in control of your life, by planting seeds to better improve communication, confidence, and growth.
(704) 859-2108 View (704) 859-2108
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Dr. Wanda V Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-A, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052
With COVIC19 having such a huge impact on the world, I take pleasure in helping people "Put The Pieces Back Together." How do we re-create a NEW NORMAL. Life can be hard and sometimes throw us curveballs but together we can put the pieces back together. I pride myself on being a great listener and providing solutions to life's many difficult challenges. I specialize it Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and Severe Mental Health Challenges. I also collaborate with Psychiatrists to assist with accessing medication, if necessary.
With COVIC19 having such a huge impact on the world, I take pleasure in helping people "Put The Pieces Back Together." How do we re-create a NEW NORMAL. Life can be hard and sometimes throw us curveballs but together we can put the pieces back together. I pride myself on being a great listener and providing solutions to life's many difficult challenges. I specialize it Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and Severe Mental Health Challenges. I also collaborate with Psychiatrists to assist with accessing medication, if necessary.
(704) 368-4015 View (704) 368-4015
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Shelton D Davis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052
At Serenity Pastoral Counseling, you will find a confidential space in which to share your story & reflect on your experiences. Serenity is not just about finding peace. It's about managing life’s challenges with a sense of purpose & preparing to face the future with confidence. We will address together your emotional health with an emphasis on you as a whole person. You may also choose to engage your spiritual concerns, an area in which I am specially trained with people of all faiths. What is pastoral counseling? Pastoral counseling is the integration of evidence-based psychological techniques with client-driven spirituality.
At Serenity Pastoral Counseling, you will find a confidential space in which to share your story & reflect on your experiences. Serenity is not just about finding peace. It's about managing life’s challenges with a sense of purpose & preparing to face the future with confidence. We will address together your emotional health with an emphasis on you as a whole person. You may also choose to engage your spiritual concerns, an area in which I am specially trained with people of all faiths. What is pastoral counseling? Pastoral counseling is the integration of evidence-based psychological techniques with client-driven spirituality.
(704) 800-3753 View (704) 800-3753
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Richard Tedeschi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052
My practice includes work with individuals, generally ages 18 and up, and couples. I was a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for many years, and now am the Executive Director of the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth (see www.bouldercrest.org). At Boulder Crest we serve veterans and first responders. With my small practice, I make appointments with you myself, and there is no bureaucracy to deal with. I am on many insurance plans. I think you will find that working with me is comfortable and practical, and we start right away to discuss what your concerns are.
My practice includes work with individuals, generally ages 18 and up, and couples. I was a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for many years, and now am the Executive Director of the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth (see www.bouldercrest.org). At Boulder Crest we serve veterans and first responders. With my small practice, I make appointments with you myself, and there is no bureaucracy to deal with. I am on many insurance plans. I think you will find that working with me is comfortable and practical, and we start right away to discuss what your concerns are.
(704) 931-8997 View (704) 931-8997
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Linda Shaffer
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, EdS, LCAS, MAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052
Addiction is heart breaking for the patient and their loved ones. We can decide on an avenue for treatment which may be a referral to medical detoxification or inpatient substance abuse centers. If we work together on an outpatient bases, while you stay at home, my clients are willing to dive into the difficult work of changing ideas, behaviors and results in their lives. Engaging in therapy asks that you be willing to take risks and change ideas as well as your actions. I will guide you through the process of exploring your personal goals and the barriers to reaching these goals without the use of mind/mood altering substances.
Addiction is heart breaking for the patient and their loved ones. We can decide on an avenue for treatment which may be a referral to medical detoxification or inpatient substance abuse centers. If we work together on an outpatient bases, while you stay at home, my clients are willing to dive into the difficult work of changing ideas, behaviors and results in their lives. Engaging in therapy asks that you be willing to take risks and change ideas as well as your actions. I will guide you through the process of exploring your personal goals and the barriers to reaching these goals without the use of mind/mood altering substances.
(704) 313-0333 View (704) 313-0333
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Teen Health Connection
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052
At Teen Health Connection, we empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe, and successful. Our team of 12 therapists specialize in working with adolescents and their families and use evidence-based practices to treat a variety of mental health disorders. Some of our specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+, and disordered eating. For more information about our therapists, please visit our website at TeenHealthConnection.org/Behavioral-Health/.
At Teen Health Connection, we empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe, and successful. Our team of 12 therapists specialize in working with adolescents and their families and use evidence-based practices to treat a variety of mental health disorders. Some of our specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+, and disordered eating. For more information about our therapists, please visit our website at TeenHealthConnection.org/Behavioral-Health/.
(704) 288-0165 View (704) 288-0165
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Child & Family Development
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052
C&FD psychologists are experienced diagnosticians and practitioners. Our counselors provide a range of services including play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and parent coaching. We have a developmental and behavioral pediatrician on staff who provides medication management. We specialize in children, adolescents, young adults, and parents. Common concerns include emotion regulation and behavioral problems, anxiety, ADHD, and ASD.
C&FD psychologists are experienced diagnosticians and practitioners. Our counselors provide a range of services including play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and parent coaching. We have a developmental and behavioral pediatrician on staff who provides medication management. We specialize in children, adolescents, young adults, and parents. Common concerns include emotion regulation and behavioral problems, anxiety, ADHD, and ASD.
(704) 325-4825 View (704) 325-4825
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Rachel Kitson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052
I work with female and male teens, young adults, and adults who are struggling with meeting their goals, maintaining healthy relationships, identity issues, and navigating the transitions and stressors life throws. I also enjoy working with couples who have hit road blocks and need guidance and a third party perspective. My approach is interpersonal and I offer a space for clients to gain feedback and accountability through the development of a strong therapeutic alliance. I lead an adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group and incorporate skills training into my practice.
I work with female and male teens, young adults, and adults who are struggling with meeting their goals, maintaining healthy relationships, identity issues, and navigating the transitions and stressors life throws. I also enjoy working with couples who have hit road blocks and need guidance and a third party perspective. My approach is interpersonal and I offer a space for clients to gain feedback and accountability through the development of a strong therapeutic alliance. I lead an adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group and incorporate skills training into my practice.
(704) 325-4763 View (704) 325-4763
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Jane Copper Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052
Are you looking to solve a personal or relationship problem, to manage depression or anxiety, or to heal the hurt of a loss? My practical, and positive approach has helped hundreds of people like you. I have 30 years of social work experience and a calm, gentle personality that will put you at ease. I have had extensive training in marital therapy from both John Gottman and Harville Hendrix's Imago Relationship Therapy and cognitive-behavioral training with David Burns. I volunteer with the American Red Cross, and teach meditation classes in the community.
Are you looking to solve a personal or relationship problem, to manage depression or anxiety, or to heal the hurt of a loss? My practical, and positive approach has helped hundreds of people like you. I have 30 years of social work experience and a calm, gentle personality that will put you at ease. I have had extensive training in marital therapy from both John Gottman and Harville Hendrix's Imago Relationship Therapy and cognitive-behavioral training with David Burns. I volunteer with the American Red Cross, and teach meditation classes in the community.
(704) 240-5122 View (704) 240-5122
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Susan Shull Bowling
Counselor, MA, MDiv, EdS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052
The ideal client for me would be a child, adult, couple, family or group that desires an inner peace that is lacking in their life. This client has a great degree of motivation with the understanding that their wellbeing is achievable. As a Christian counselor, relying on the Holy Spirit is imperative in being able to help clients.
The ideal client for me would be a child, adult, couple, family or group that desires an inner peace that is lacking in their life. This client has a great degree of motivation with the understanding that their wellbeing is achievable. As a Christian counselor, relying on the Holy Spirit is imperative in being able to help clients.
(704) 326-9372 View (704) 326-9372
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Alicia Tetteh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052
Life is a marathon and I believe that it is all about endurance. Sometimes we have to get a little help along the way whether it be a change of shoes, re-uptake of protein or a water break. There is this idea that we are weak when we seek others to help us out, but I also know that in life we cannot always persevere without a helping hand. I look forward to being an option of that new running shoe or Gatorade as we stride through the finish line together.
Life is a marathon and I believe that it is all about endurance. Sometimes we have to get a little help along the way whether it be a change of shoes, re-uptake of protein or a water break. There is this idea that we are weak when we seek others to help us out, but I also know that in life we cannot always persevere without a helping hand. I look forward to being an option of that new running shoe or Gatorade as we stride through the finish line together.
(980) 404-2326 View (980) 404-2326
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Gary W. McFarland
Pastoral Counselor, DMin, LMFT, LPCS, CFBPPC
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052
I have been in practice since 1984. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues. Among these are marital and family issues, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, spiritual concerns, life phase problems, and work difficulties. I believe in the value of the individual, and consider therapy a partnership between myself and my clients, with the goal of a more balanced, fulfilling life for my clients.
I have been in practice since 1984. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues. Among these are marital and family issues, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, spiritual concerns, life phase problems, and work difficulties. I believe in the value of the individual, and consider therapy a partnership between myself and my clients, with the goal of a more balanced, fulfilling life for my clients.
(704) 585-8835 View (704) 585-8835
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Dr. Sheldon S Sewell (Beacon of Hope Counseling)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS, QS-LCMH, LPC, CCTP, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28052
We all face difficult challenges or situations that affect our way of life, who we are, and our social/family environments resulting in hurt, pain, depression, anxiety, feeling of grief/loss, and need to be validated and accepted. No one should go through these challenges alone as I meet you where you are in life's travels and assist you in navigating these difficulties with my years of experience and education. My practice includes individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, and families. If you are looking for a supportive, non-judgmental counselor, give me a call.
We all face difficult challenges or situations that affect our way of life, who we are, and our social/family environments resulting in hurt, pain, depression, anxiety, feeling of grief/loss, and need to be validated and accepted. No one should go through these challenges alone as I meet you where you are in life's travels and assist you in navigating these difficulties with my years of experience and education. My practice includes individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, and families. If you are looking for a supportive, non-judgmental counselor, give me a call.
(704) 800-3696 View (704) 800-3696
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Wise Minds Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28052
The Wise Minds team at Southeast Psych is dedicated to working with individuals and families in group and individual therapy to help our clients overcome their struggles with interpersonal relationships, negative thoughts and feelings about themselves, and teach the skills necessary to cope with the stress and hardship that can come with life. We provide groups for adolescents, teens, and adults and offer ongoing workshops and talks for the public, schools, clients, and other professionals. Our team is made up of licensed doctoral level psychologists with decades worth of combined experience.
The Wise Minds team at Southeast Psych is dedicated to working with individuals and families in group and individual therapy to help our clients overcome their struggles with interpersonal relationships, negative thoughts and feelings about themselves, and teach the skills necessary to cope with the stress and hardship that can come with life. We provide groups for adolescents, teens, and adults and offer ongoing workshops and talks for the public, schools, clients, and other professionals. Our team is made up of licensed doctoral level psychologists with decades worth of combined experience.
(704) 666-4093 View (704) 666-4093

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28052

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 28052 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
89% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
68% Family Conflict
64% Parenting

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28052 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28052?

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.