Therapists in 28078

Photo of Teresa Dillard, Marriage & Family Therapist in 28078, NC
Teresa Dillard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Life can be difficult and at times we all need someone to come along side us and help us face those difficulties. As a counselor, I consider it a great privilege to partner with people struggling with a variety of issues and offer them a safe place to help them work toward true healing and freedom.
Life can be difficult and at times we all need someone to come along side us and help us face those difficulties. As a counselor, I consider it a great privilege to partner with people struggling with a variety of issues and offer them a safe place to help them work toward true healing and freedom.
(704) 550-3905 View (704) 550-3905
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Rosie Easter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
My practice focus is in supporting adolescents and adults through individual and group therapy with needs including adjusting to stress and changes in life, depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder and traits, healing from the impacts of trauma and traumatic invalidation, and interpersonal and relational stressors. I am passionate about empowering and collaborating with my clients to build their most fulfilling life through increasing insight and mindful awareness into their emotional wounds and lived experience, to grow self love and acceptance, and build relationships that are healthy and affirming.
My practice focus is in supporting adolescents and adults through individual and group therapy with needs including adjusting to stress and changes in life, depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder and traits, healing from the impacts of trauma and traumatic invalidation, and interpersonal and relational stressors. I am passionate about empowering and collaborating with my clients to build their most fulfilling life through increasing insight and mindful awareness into their emotional wounds and lived experience, to grow self love and acceptance, and build relationships that are healthy and affirming.
(704) 728-0672 View (704) 728-0672
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Michael Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
In life we will be faced with many forms of adversity. As we seek to obtain our goals we must understand life is about perspective. Mental health and substance abuse can be very uncomfortable topics to discuss. My perspective is that everyone has the potential to reach their goals; given they are willing to address the obstacles that are hindering them. As a therapist, I passionately work with each client to assist them with achieving their goals. I understand every client will have their own set of circumstances, as a result I apply a person centered approach in my style of therapy.
In life we will be faced with many forms of adversity. As we seek to obtain our goals we must understand life is about perspective. Mental health and substance abuse can be very uncomfortable topics to discuss. My perspective is that everyone has the potential to reach their goals; given they are willing to address the obstacles that are hindering them. As a therapist, I passionately work with each client to assist them with achieving their goals. I understand every client will have their own set of circumstances, as a result I apply a person centered approach in my style of therapy.
(704) 459-8289 View (704) 459-8289
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Dani Garrett
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC-A
Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Life can become overwhelming, overstimulating, and heavy. You may carry grief, sorrow, anger, stress, and worry in your mind and body. Maybe you experience waves in life where you lose your sense of self, your connection to the world around you, and you may lose meaning or hope during those difficult seasons. I seek to provide guidance for those who are open to the process of self-discovery and healing. My experience lies in working with CPTSD, PTSD, chronic stress, depression, anxiety, self-identity, life transitions, and spiritual concerns. I am incredibly passionate about providing gender affirming and culturally sensitive care.
Life can become overwhelming, overstimulating, and heavy. You may carry grief, sorrow, anger, stress, and worry in your mind and body. Maybe you experience waves in life where you lose your sense of self, your connection to the world around you, and you may lose meaning or hope during those difficult seasons. I seek to provide guidance for those who are open to the process of self-discovery and healing. My experience lies in working with CPTSD, PTSD, chronic stress, depression, anxiety, self-identity, life transitions, and spiritual concerns. I am incredibly passionate about providing gender affirming and culturally sensitive care.
(704) 850-5228 View (704) 850-5228
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Candy M Farmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Waitlist for new clients
At Cobblestone Counseling we understand the challenges of depression and anxiety and daily life adjustments. We work with adult individuals and couples to help manage the stress that anxiety, depression, change and stress creates.
At Cobblestone Counseling we understand the challenges of depression and anxiety and daily life adjustments. We work with adult individuals and couples to help manage the stress that anxiety, depression, change and stress creates.
(980) 949-0826 View (980) 949-0826
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Krystal White
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Waitlist for new clients
Certain life experiences can feel very isolating, especially when we feel we have no one around who can understand, recognize or truly hear what we’ve been through. At this point, you may feel like you merely exist, therefore you keep everything to yourself as you feel no one around you has the capacity to handle what you’re experiencing. Please allow me to let you know, you are not alone in what you’re feeling. Whether you find yourself struggling with addressing your traumatic experiences or managing daily stressors, therapy provides the space in which you can share your thoughts and emotions without the fear of judgement.
Certain life experiences can feel very isolating, especially when we feel we have no one around who can understand, recognize or truly hear what we’ve been through. At this point, you may feel like you merely exist, therefore you keep everything to yourself as you feel no one around you has the capacity to handle what you’re experiencing. Please allow me to let you know, you are not alone in what you’re feeling. Whether you find yourself struggling with addressing your traumatic experiences or managing daily stressors, therapy provides the space in which you can share your thoughts and emotions without the fear of judgement.
(980) 447-6600 View (980) 447-6600
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Marissa Schnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LPA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
If you are feeling anxious, stuck, or having trouble adjusting to change you are not alone! Have you wished to feel more peaceful and accomplish things that matter to you? Are you for hoping for change in days ahead? Maybe you are trying to heal from trauma and feel stronger inside or more sure of yourself. You might want to develop or strengthen relationships and not hide from life experiences, but this feels overwhelming right now. If you have always felt a little different, identify as neurodiverse, or experienced emotional abuse or emotional neglect in relationships with parents, bosses, partners, or friends therapy could help.
If you are feeling anxious, stuck, or having trouble adjusting to change you are not alone! Have you wished to feel more peaceful and accomplish things that matter to you? Are you for hoping for change in days ahead? Maybe you are trying to heal from trauma and feel stronger inside or more sure of yourself. You might want to develop or strengthen relationships and not hide from life experiences, but this feels overwhelming right now. If you have always felt a little different, identify as neurodiverse, or experienced emotional abuse or emotional neglect in relationships with parents, bosses, partners, or friends therapy could help.
(980) 281-9477 View (980) 281-9477
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Delia Hipp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with mental health concerns around trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, grief, life changes, depression, anxiety, sexuality, and gender identity. My goals for my clients are that they feel heard, validated, supported, and involved in their treatment goals. I am passionate about helping my clients in increasing their insight and understanding of themselves, their values, needs, effective and ineffective coping skills, and their goals of living a fulfilling life.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with mental health concerns around trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, grief, life changes, depression, anxiety, sexuality, and gender identity. My goals for my clients are that they feel heard, validated, supported, and involved in their treatment goals. I am passionate about helping my clients in increasing their insight and understanding of themselves, their values, needs, effective and ineffective coping skills, and their goals of living a fulfilling life.
(704) 327-6058 View (704) 327-6058
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Elizabeth A Seeburger
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
My mission is to meet individuals where they are, while assisting in finding peace and enjoyment in their life experience. As a teacher for over a decade, I understand development and complexities of the child and teen years. I enjoy working with teachers, new mothers, women navigating fertility issues and pregnancy loss, and blended families.I believe that with a clear understanding of oneself, we can function with more agency and purpose. Life is full of challenges, big and small. My goal is to validate your experiences and support your journey towards finding your best self.
My mission is to meet individuals where they are, while assisting in finding peace and enjoyment in their life experience. As a teacher for over a decade, I understand development and complexities of the child and teen years. I enjoy working with teachers, new mothers, women navigating fertility issues and pregnancy loss, and blended families.I believe that with a clear understanding of oneself, we can function with more agency and purpose. Life is full of challenges, big and small. My goal is to validate your experiences and support your journey towards finding your best self.
(704) 981-9461 View (704) 981-9461
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O'Neil Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
My ideal client would be someone struggling with life based on what they were taught or the environment in which they were raised. Sometimes what we feel worked for us in one environment or situation will not work in the same environment or a new one based on time or the growth of others. I believe we all owe it to ourselves to make self-reflection a consistent habit and aim to grow as much as we can. My clients often want to feel comfortable in their own skin, communicate well with others and live a life full of success and peace. I focus on personal acceptance, healthy relationships (Family/romantic) and peace for my clients.
My ideal client would be someone struggling with life based on what they were taught or the environment in which they were raised. Sometimes what we feel worked for us in one environment or situation will not work in the same environment or a new one based on time or the growth of others. I believe we all owe it to ourselves to make self-reflection a consistent habit and aim to grow as much as we can. My clients often want to feel comfortable in their own skin, communicate well with others and live a life full of success and peace. I focus on personal acceptance, healthy relationships (Family/romantic) and peace for my clients.
(704) 237-6751 View (704) 237-6751
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Justina Floyd
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, QS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Not accepting new clients
I am a North Carolina Qualified Supervisor. I am accepting new supervisees at this time. We will collaboratively work to restore the true, authentic you; to unlock your fullest potential. ​I seek to walk alongside gender-diverse and women clients, as well as non-traditional couples, as they rediscover who they are without the pressure or stigmas of who they "should" be. I believe that your treatment should be tailored to you; offering an integrative approach which includes different therapeutic modalities based upon your needs and not simply to check the "correct" boxes.
I am a North Carolina Qualified Supervisor. I am accepting new supervisees at this time. We will collaboratively work to restore the true, authentic you; to unlock your fullest potential. ​I seek to walk alongside gender-diverse and women clients, as well as non-traditional couples, as they rediscover who they are without the pressure or stigmas of who they "should" be. I believe that your treatment should be tailored to you; offering an integrative approach which includes different therapeutic modalities based upon your needs and not simply to check the "correct" boxes.
(704) 286-8668 View (704) 286-8668
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Amy Dombrosky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Are you frustrated because therapy just isn't working? Sometimes traditional talk therapy just isn't enough. EMDR is a unique form of therapy that targets the negative beliefs that are rooted in our past traumas and allows us to replace those thoughts with more adaptive beliefs. With EMDR therapy, you will quickly see movement to healthier thought process and feel less driven by your emotions. Together we will develop coping strategies and restore healthy patterns to assist in regulating your symptoms.
Are you frustrated because therapy just isn't working? Sometimes traditional talk therapy just isn't enough. EMDR is a unique form of therapy that targets the negative beliefs that are rooted in our past traumas and allows us to replace those thoughts with more adaptive beliefs. With EMDR therapy, you will quickly see movement to healthier thought process and feel less driven by your emotions. Together we will develop coping strategies and restore healthy patterns to assist in regulating your symptoms.
(704) 389-3339 View (704) 389-3339
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Justin J Barnes
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
I earned my graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Counseling with a concentration in addictions. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary in Urban Christian Ministries, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. Areas of treatment include anxiety, stress, addiction, depression, grief & loss, and life challenges. My approaches to treatment are evidence-based and include Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Person-centered therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I earned my graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Counseling with a concentration in addictions. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary in Urban Christian Ministries, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. Areas of treatment include anxiety, stress, addiction, depression, grief & loss, and life challenges. My approaches to treatment are evidence-based and include Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Person-centered therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
(980) 291-4986 x704 View (980) 291-4986 x704
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Dr. Gerald Brown: Parents, Adults, Teens, Couples
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, PhD, LCMHC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Experience more than counseling... Experience your life journey through transformational self-discovery! Are you coping with feelings of anxiety, depression, and/or anger? Are your marital issues so serious that you believe that you cannot carry on? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Is your teenager exhibiting difficult behaviors? Are you feeling burned out at work, searching for clarification in your career path, or trying to find meaning in life?... We will work together and empower you to help yourself! I have over 12 years of experience in bilingual individual, couples, and family counseling and life coaching.
Experience more than counseling... Experience your life journey through transformational self-discovery! Are you coping with feelings of anxiety, depression, and/or anger? Are your marital issues so serious that you believe that you cannot carry on? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Is your teenager exhibiting difficult behaviors? Are you feeling burned out at work, searching for clarification in your career path, or trying to find meaning in life?... We will work together and empower you to help yourself! I have over 12 years of experience in bilingual individual, couples, and family counseling and life coaching.
(704) 668-0221 View (704) 668-0221
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Elizabeth (Liz) Lombardo
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever experienced something painful or traumatic that changed the way you thought about yourself or the world? Maybe this experience (or experiences) left you feeling like your only goal in life was to survive--to steer clear of any further hurt, pain, anxiety, or stress? Have you found that your day-to-day life is centered around surviving--when you actually realize that you want to live? If you've ever felt this way or feel this way now--good news, you weren't broken then and you aren't broken now! You simply found a way to protect yourself, and this protection mechanism may no longer be helpful for you.
Have you ever experienced something painful or traumatic that changed the way you thought about yourself or the world? Maybe this experience (or experiences) left you feeling like your only goal in life was to survive--to steer clear of any further hurt, pain, anxiety, or stress? Have you found that your day-to-day life is centered around surviving--when you actually realize that you want to live? If you've ever felt this way or feel this way now--good news, you weren't broken then and you aren't broken now! You simply found a way to protect yourself, and this protection mechanism may no longer be helpful for you.
(980) 246-3222 View (980) 246-3222
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Lynn R Groen
Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Hope changes lives! Do you feel like you are losing hope in a situation? I have a heart for helping and motivating others and am passionate about coming alongside those who are hurting to assist them in finding hope and restoration. It is my mission to provide professional, clinically based services in an open and accepting environment. I believe that you are unique and require a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. I am dedicated to offering the best care possible in a way that helps you bridge your past with the present and create hope for the future.
Hope changes lives! Do you feel like you are losing hope in a situation? I have a heart for helping and motivating others and am passionate about coming alongside those who are hurting to assist them in finding hope and restoration. It is my mission to provide professional, clinically based services in an open and accepting environment. I believe that you are unique and require a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. I am dedicated to offering the best care possible in a way that helps you bridge your past with the present and create hope for the future.
(704) 710-8599 View (704) 710-8599
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Ashlee Lewis
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, or overwhelming emotions? Are you currently pregnant, trying to conceive, or a post-partum parent? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, being a parent, gender identity, or navigating the LGBTQIA+ community, therapy is a way to learn more about yourself and ways in which to cope with life's difficulties.
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, or overwhelming emotions? Are you currently pregnant, trying to conceive, or a post-partum parent? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, being a parent, gender identity, or navigating the LGBTQIA+ community, therapy is a way to learn more about yourself and ways in which to cope with life's difficulties.
(980) 246-2278 View (980) 246-2278
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Alexis N Fintchre
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, CCTP, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
Navigating life can be difficult to say the least. Even more so when you have stressors beyond your control affecting the wellness of your mind and body. Having marginalized identities, past trauma and numerous life transitions can make for a stressed individual. Unveiling your truest self and having the confidence to rely on your values, no matter the circumstance, takes courage. As a Black woman, I understand that there is power and healing in finding safety within our community.
Navigating life can be difficult to say the least. Even more so when you have stressors beyond your control affecting the wellness of your mind and body. Having marginalized identities, past trauma and numerous life transitions can make for a stressed individual. Unveiling your truest self and having the confidence to rely on your values, no matter the circumstance, takes courage. As a Black woman, I understand that there is power and healing in finding safety within our community.
(704) 350-2672 View (704) 350-2672
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Cristina Bruington
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Welcome Fellow Traveler! Part of my spirit mission is to facilitate the transformation of the collective into wholeness and authentic living. Uncovering who we are underneath all the expectations assigned and accepted since conception can be a lonely and painstaking process. I commit to wading in the darkness with you, holding your hand, and being a guide in this voyage of self-discovery. Whether this requires emotional vulnerability, transparent communication, or radical acceptance, if you show up for yourself, transformation will occur. You will gain a new level of awareness and gratitude for the meaning of your life.
Welcome Fellow Traveler! Part of my spirit mission is to facilitate the transformation of the collective into wholeness and authentic living. Uncovering who we are underneath all the expectations assigned and accepted since conception can be a lonely and painstaking process. I commit to wading in the darkness with you, holding your hand, and being a guide in this voyage of self-discovery. Whether this requires emotional vulnerability, transparent communication, or radical acceptance, if you show up for yourself, transformation will occur. You will gain a new level of awareness and gratitude for the meaning of your life.
(704) 327-0381 View (704) 327-0381
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Stephanie M McGee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
We often face challenges in our lives that cause us to shift and sometimes lose focus of ourselves and what is important to us. It is my privilege to be that compassionate and listening ear to provide support, encouragement, and tools to navigate these trying times. The ultimate goal is to provide a safe, unbiased, and nonjudgmental therapy experience to help you to feel empowered and heard. Whilst working with individuals, children, and families of all ages, races, and walks of life is a dream come true.
We often face challenges in our lives that cause us to shift and sometimes lose focus of ourselves and what is important to us. It is my privilege to be that compassionate and listening ear to provide support, encouragement, and tools to navigate these trying times. The ultimate goal is to provide a safe, unbiased, and nonjudgmental therapy experience to help you to feel empowered and heard. Whilst working with individuals, children, and families of all ages, races, and walks of life is a dream come true.
(704) 327-0310 View (704) 327-0310

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Number of Therapists in 28078

200+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 28078 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
72% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28078 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28078?

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.