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Melissa Enoch
LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215
Melissa Enoch, LCMHC, QS, LCAS, CCS, MAC is Owner/CEO/Director of Trinity Counseling Services LLC, a private substance abuse and mental health facility located in Burlington and Charlotte, NC where she uses her twenty-eight years of experience to treat individuals with co-occurring disorder. Melissa is also the founder of Women of Strength, a non-profit educational organization focused on women's networking and community awareness.
Melissa Enoch, LCMHC, QS, LCAS, CCS, MAC is Owner/CEO/Director of Trinity Counseling Services LLC, a private substance abuse and mental health facility located in Burlington and Charlotte, NC where she uses her twenty-eight years of experience to treat individuals with co-occurring disorder. Melissa is also the founder of Women of Strength, a non-profit educational organization focused on women's networking and community awareness.
(704) 703-4132 View (704) 703-4132
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Jeremiah Hopes
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
My name is Jeremiah Hopes I am a professional counselor, speaker, and author. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, and adults. I apply various approaches in my therapeutic work and view my clients as people with problems rather than problem people. I speak to groups and organizations about addictions, mental health issues, and men’s issues. I create a safe place for individuals to land as they are working toward achieving their therapeutic goals.
My name is Jeremiah Hopes I am a professional counselor, speaker, and author. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, and adults. I apply various approaches in my therapeutic work and view my clients as people with problems rather than problem people. I speak to groups and organizations about addictions, mental health issues, and men’s issues. I create a safe place for individuals to land as they are working toward achieving their therapeutic goals.
(980) 643-8931 View (980) 643-8931
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Counseling Hearts, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215
My passion is to serve the community. Everything we do starts with the mind; therefore, we must keep our mental health at the forefront to prosper. It is my mission to assist you with processing and identifying solutions to assist you with becoming a better version of yourself. Welcome to a safe place to address various mental health issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma related symptoms, etc.
My passion is to serve the community. Everything we do starts with the mind; therefore, we must keep our mental health at the forefront to prosper. It is my mission to assist you with processing and identifying solutions to assist you with becoming a better version of yourself. Welcome to a safe place to address various mental health issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma related symptoms, etc.
(980) 246-4363 View (980) 246-4363
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Legacy Empowerment Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LCMHC, CRC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
My ideal client's life may currently feel stressful, in crisis or transition. You may be a survivor of a dysfunctional upbringing and have a strong desire to do better than the examples you were given. You may even find yourself saying: "I know there is more to life than this". You have recognized the need for change but have been unable to break free from cycles of defeat. My joy is empowering young adults and adults to live the life they desire by holding space with them as they journey towards change and redeeming family legacy.
My ideal client's life may currently feel stressful, in crisis or transition. You may be a survivor of a dysfunctional upbringing and have a strong desire to do better than the examples you were given. You may even find yourself saying: "I know there is more to life than this". You have recognized the need for change but have been unable to break free from cycles of defeat. My joy is empowering young adults and adults to live the life they desire by holding space with them as they journey towards change and redeeming family legacy.
(704) 228-4392 View (704) 228-4392
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Richard McDonald
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
I have a Bachelor's in Economics and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and as a Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). I am also a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and I belong to the American Counseling Association, The National Board of Certified Counselors, and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
I have a Bachelor's in Economics and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and as a Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). I am also a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and I belong to the American Counseling Association, The National Board of Certified Counselors, and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
(980) 372-4734 View (980) 372-4734
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Naya Quansah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, MHA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
Are you in search of a supportive and understanding ally on your journey to self-discovery and well-being? If the idea of a compassionate and collaborative therapeutic relationship resonates with you, I warmly invite you to reach out. Together, we can explore the path to a more fulfilling and empowered life
Are you in search of a supportive and understanding ally on your journey to self-discovery and well-being? If the idea of a compassionate and collaborative therapeutic relationship resonates with you, I warmly invite you to reach out. Together, we can explore the path to a more fulfilling and empowered life
(980) 990-3854 View (980) 990-3854
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Jessica Cratch
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215
Are you a parent that finds it difficult to connect as you once did with your child/teen? Has your child or teen experienced a life changing event? Perhaps you’re a young adult struggling with self -discovery and purpose. Do you feel isolated and alone in this world even when you are surrounded by a group? Maybe you are lacking confidence or having trouble embracing the uniqueness God created you for. You are not alone!
Are you a parent that finds it difficult to connect as you once did with your child/teen? Has your child or teen experienced a life changing event? Perhaps you’re a young adult struggling with self -discovery and purpose. Do you feel isolated and alone in this world even when you are surrounded by a group? Maybe you are lacking confidence or having trouble embracing the uniqueness God created you for. You are not alone!
(704) 237-6965 View (704) 237-6965
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Aghashiyah Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, TLS-CP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
First, I want to commend you on taking the step towards creating a more meaningful relationship with yourself through therapy. Understanding ourselves more deeply can feel scary but developing the awareness and skills on how to move forward with any of life’s challenges can feel empowering. I pride myself on creating a safe and inviting space to help you explore and make the best decisions for you. I also understand that no two people are the same and for this reason, I tailor my skills to meet your specific needs. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I take a trauma and resilience-informed approach.
First, I want to commend you on taking the step towards creating a more meaningful relationship with yourself through therapy. Understanding ourselves more deeply can feel scary but developing the awareness and skills on how to move forward with any of life’s challenges can feel empowering. I pride myself on creating a safe and inviting space to help you explore and make the best decisions for you. I also understand that no two people are the same and for this reason, I tailor my skills to meet your specific needs. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I take a trauma and resilience-informed approach.
(704) 318-2806 View (704) 318-2806
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Mind Wellness Solutions, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, EdS, LCMHC, LCAS-A, CCTP-II, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
Do you suffer from excessive worry, fear, anxiety, sadness? Are you disconnected or overwhelmed? Are they keeping you from the happiness and success that you want out of life? If you feel unsure how to navigate through daily life stress; you are not alone. Being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor I have the skills and training to help you overcome life’s toughest challenges.
Do you suffer from excessive worry, fear, anxiety, sadness? Are you disconnected or overwhelmed? Are they keeping you from the happiness and success that you want out of life? If you feel unsure how to navigate through daily life stress; you are not alone. Being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor I have the skills and training to help you overcome life’s toughest challenges.
(704) 946-5890 View (704) 946-5890
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Caitlin Hubbard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, EMT-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215
Seeking therapy can be a daunting task, but one that takes a lot of courage. I am dedicated to providing a warm, safe, and supportive environment for you. I offer individual counseling services to children and adults between 9-55+. I specialize in working with adolescents who have experienced significant grief and loss. I understand that the pain of loss can be overwhelming. Grief is like a fingerprint – entirely unique to the individual and their journey.
Seeking therapy can be a daunting task, but one that takes a lot of courage. I am dedicated to providing a warm, safe, and supportive environment for you. I offer individual counseling services to children and adults between 9-55+. I specialize in working with adolescents who have experienced significant grief and loss. I understand that the pain of loss can be overwhelming. Grief is like a fingerprint – entirely unique to the individual and their journey.
(980) 299-7436 View (980) 299-7436
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Samantha Brasfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
Hey there! I'm so glad you've dropped by. I'm a passionate therapist who's here to support you on your journey to well-being and personal growth. Life can throw some curveballs, and it's completely okay to seek guidance. With a warm and empathetic approach, I'm dedicated to creating a safe space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings, and challenges.
Hey there! I'm so glad you've dropped by. I'm a passionate therapist who's here to support you on your journey to well-being and personal growth. Life can throw some curveballs, and it's completely okay to seek guidance. With a warm and empathetic approach, I'm dedicated to creating a safe space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings, and challenges.
(704) 459-5816 View (704) 459-5816
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Shanise Goodwin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
Is there a lack of growth or change within your relationship? Do you have a hard time coping with stress from family or work? Or do you struggle with figuring out who you are after living a life full of trauma and change? If so, I am here to help you navigate through your relationship, stress, identity, and much more. I assist couples and families with communication, understanding, conflict resolution, etc. I also help individuals with coping skills, boundaries, confidence, identity, and more. My goal is to help clients understand themselves better and see change in their lives.
Is there a lack of growth or change within your relationship? Do you have a hard time coping with stress from family or work? Or do you struggle with figuring out who you are after living a life full of trauma and change? If so, I am here to help you navigate through your relationship, stress, identity, and much more. I assist couples and families with communication, understanding, conflict resolution, etc. I also help individuals with coping skills, boundaries, confidence, identity, and more. My goal is to help clients understand themselves better and see change in their lives.
(980) 285-3689 View (980) 285-3689
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Dr. Jabari Q. Adams
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
WHAT IS YOUR STORY?? How do you want to grow? What is still hurting you or holding you back? Hi, my name is Jabari Adams and I am a clinical counselor that works with my clients to promote positive and healthy outcomes. I tend to focus on the holistic health of my clients, encouraging them to prioritize their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. I have done extensive work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and adjustment related disorders. I also work well with clients that have survived significant trauma in their lives. You have come so far! I know that you are ready to begin living your best life!
WHAT IS YOUR STORY?? How do you want to grow? What is still hurting you or holding you back? Hi, my name is Jabari Adams and I am a clinical counselor that works with my clients to promote positive and healthy outcomes. I tend to focus on the holistic health of my clients, encouraging them to prioritize their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. I have done extensive work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and adjustment related disorders. I also work well with clients that have survived significant trauma in their lives. You have come so far! I know that you are ready to begin living your best life!
(980) 220-5844 View (980) 220-5844
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Real Talk Therapy
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
At Real Talk Therapy we believe in helping people to become the best version of themselves! Real Talk Therapy's mission is to motivate, encourage, and challenge our client’s to reach their highest potential. We see teens (ages 12+) and adults dealing with adjustment and transitional issues such as stress, low self-esteem/confidence, work-life balance, time management, relationship and familial conflicts. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, Real Talk Therapy also provides EMDR Therapy to survivors dealing with trauma, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and women issues.
At Real Talk Therapy we believe in helping people to become the best version of themselves! Real Talk Therapy's mission is to motivate, encourage, and challenge our client’s to reach their highest potential. We see teens (ages 12+) and adults dealing with adjustment and transitional issues such as stress, low self-esteem/confidence, work-life balance, time management, relationship and familial conflicts. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, Real Talk Therapy also provides EMDR Therapy to survivors dealing with trauma, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and women issues.
(980) 998-9009 View (980) 998-9009
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Barbara Grant-Kelly
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, my experience is quite diverse and comprehensive. I have worked with individuals within many environments such as Treatment Centers, Schools (K-12), and on Military bases. I have functioned in the capacity of Mentor, Educator, Foster/Adoptive Parent and Counselor. Most recent position was a Military Family Life Counselor at Camp Lejeune in NC.
As a therapist, my experience is quite diverse and comprehensive. I have worked with individuals within many environments such as Treatment Centers, Schools (K-12), and on Military bases. I have functioned in the capacity of Mentor, Educator, Foster/Adoptive Parent and Counselor. Most recent position was a Military Family Life Counselor at Camp Lejeune in NC.
(704) 246-3317 View (704) 246-3317
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Cedar Tree Empowerment Center LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, TF-CBT, CCTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215
"I'm okay. Everything's alright". You tell yourself this repetitively while withholding tears and smiling for everyone else. You secretly struggle to believe what God says about you. Some days you feel so alone. You battle to feel loved and good enough to be the person God created you to be. Anxiety, depression, fear, grief, loss, shame and trauma have become emotional strongholds. Life seems to keep coming and you feel depleted. You ultimately want to live in freedom in your mind, no longer enslaved by the pain of the past, comparison, and even fear that your future will be failure. You desire to sense hope and fulfillment again.
"I'm okay. Everything's alright". You tell yourself this repetitively while withholding tears and smiling for everyone else. You secretly struggle to believe what God says about you. Some days you feel so alone. You battle to feel loved and good enough to be the person God created you to be. Anxiety, depression, fear, grief, loss, shame and trauma have become emotional strongholds. Life seems to keep coming and you feel depleted. You ultimately want to live in freedom in your mind, no longer enslaved by the pain of the past, comparison, and even fear that your future will be failure. You desire to sense hope and fulfillment again.
(980) 291-9311 View (980) 291-9311
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Krista Sabbagh
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
I offer a calm, accepting space for you to explore your inner world, past experiences, and the impact these have on your present day. Those who consider themselves highly sensitive, often feel misunderstood, or are contemplating existential and/or spiritual concerns are areas I provide insight into. I am also passionate about working with adolescents and children. In today's times, young people face unprecedented challenges and circumstances that require connection, support, and guidance. I provide this along with skills to utilize one's innate capacity for growth and change.
I offer a calm, accepting space for you to explore your inner world, past experiences, and the impact these have on your present day. Those who consider themselves highly sensitive, often feel misunderstood, or are contemplating existential and/or spiritual concerns are areas I provide insight into. I am also passionate about working with adolescents and children. In today's times, young people face unprecedented challenges and circumstances that require connection, support, and guidance. I provide this along with skills to utilize one's innate capacity for growth and change.
(704) 610-5470 View (704) 610-5470
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Takesha Briggins
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
Hello! My name is Takesha Briggins and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been a professional counselor for 12 years and have worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations. I have worked with adolescents in schools, adults in community settings, and families as an intensive in-home clinician. I am passionate about helping others navigate through issues related to anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, self compassion, academia, and career to name a few.
Hello! My name is Takesha Briggins and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been a professional counselor for 12 years and have worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations. I have worked with adolescents in schools, adults in community settings, and families as an intensive in-home clinician. I am passionate about helping others navigate through issues related to anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, self compassion, academia, and career to name a few.
(980) 737-9134 View (980) 737-9134
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Cedric P. L. Steele
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
We all come to a point in our journey where “Life” just happens. It is at these points where we often wrestle with many feelings and emotions. Often times we feel that we may have no one to turn to at our most vulnerable points. It is part of my life’s purpose to provide you with a safe place to deal with “Life” as you know it. We will build together a therapeutic environment that will be free from judgment and safe for you to explore ways to cope, adapt to change, and to challenge yourself to reach your self-actualization.
We all come to a point in our journey where “Life” just happens. It is at these points where we often wrestle with many feelings and emotions. Often times we feel that we may have no one to turn to at our most vulnerable points. It is part of my life’s purpose to provide you with a safe place to deal with “Life” as you know it. We will build together a therapeutic environment that will be free from judgment and safe for you to explore ways to cope, adapt to change, and to challenge yourself to reach your self-actualization.
(704) 812-5761 View (704) 812-5761
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Shauna Hill Mason
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
Have you felt like giving up? Are you experiencing racing thoughts of what ifs? Are you struggling to cope with the stressors of life? Have you struggled with getting out of bed to face the day? Are you suffering from childhood pain and trauma? Together, we can get through it. You don’t have to face these feelings alone. Life can sometimes bring hardships, a range of emotions, and disruptions that you didn’t prepare for. Some of these experiences can take you in many directions. Oftentimes, making you say, “I give up." Together, we can address root issues in order to develop healthy ways of coping.
Have you felt like giving up? Are you experiencing racing thoughts of what ifs? Are you struggling to cope with the stressors of life? Have you struggled with getting out of bed to face the day? Are you suffering from childhood pain and trauma? Together, we can get through it. You don’t have to face these feelings alone. Life can sometimes bring hardships, a range of emotions, and disruptions that you didn’t prepare for. Some of these experiences can take you in many directions. Oftentimes, making you say, “I give up." Together, we can address root issues in order to develop healthy ways of coping.
(704) 751-1671 View (704) 751-1671

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28215

80+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 28215 who prioritize treating:

99% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Self Esteem
78% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
87% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28215 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28215?

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.