Therapists in 28226

Photo of Tiffany Austin, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28226, NC
Tiffany Austin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Tiffany is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. She works with clients across the Lifespan beginning at 3 years old, focusing on struggles with life adjustments, anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioral concerns, identity and self awareness, relationship concerns, as well as grief and loss. Tiffany believes that psychological wellness is about connection to and awareness of our self and relating well with others. Tiffany will work with you to process complicated thoughts and feelings and bring about meaningful awareness that lead to deeper connections in relationships.
Tiffany is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. She works with clients across the Lifespan beginning at 3 years old, focusing on struggles with life adjustments, anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioral concerns, identity and self awareness, relationship concerns, as well as grief and loss. Tiffany believes that psychological wellness is about connection to and awareness of our self and relating well with others. Tiffany will work with you to process complicated thoughts and feelings and bring about meaningful awareness that lead to deeper connections in relationships.
(704) 270-8514 View (704) 270-8514
Photo of Christopher A. Cook, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28226, NC
Christopher A. Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Everyone faces challenges in life, and at some point we all need help. My approach to counseling provides a supportive, growth-oriented professional relationship. I help you access your own strengths and resources in order to cope with overwhelming problems, as well as teaching new skills that can add new dimensions to your ability to heal, grow, and change. Recognizing this, I seek to create an individualized approach to helping your with your problems. While each case is unique, it is also important to use evidence-based treatment approaches. I use a wholistic approach that takes mind, body, and soul into consideration.
Everyone faces challenges in life, and at some point we all need help. My approach to counseling provides a supportive, growth-oriented professional relationship. I help you access your own strengths and resources in order to cope with overwhelming problems, as well as teaching new skills that can add new dimensions to your ability to heal, grow, and change. Recognizing this, I seek to create an individualized approach to helping your with your problems. While each case is unique, it is also important to use evidence-based treatment approaches. I use a wholistic approach that takes mind, body, and soul into consideration.
(828) 348-0736 View (828) 348-0736
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Anthony T Hines
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
One thing is for certain, all of us at one point or another, will need help from somebody else. To seek out someone to help is not a weakness...it is a strength. This means that you are already on the road to recovery. I can help you with the rest, and together we can overcome any obstacle.
One thing is for certain, all of us at one point or another, will need help from somebody else. To seek out someone to help is not a weakness...it is a strength. This means that you are already on the road to recovery. I can help you with the rest, and together we can overcome any obstacle.
(704) 741-9663 View (704) 741-9663
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Jennifer Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
I am passionate about working with children and their families to collaborate together to make a strong impact to promote healing and improve family functioning. I work with children of all ages, as well as support parents, who may experience difficult situations or experiences in their lives such as adoption, ADHD, anxiety, Autism, emotional and behavioral issues, school disruption, and trauma. I specialize in using play therapy to help children learn to self-regulate, improve executive functioning, increase self-esteem, deal with trauma, increase social skills, and develop positive relationships.
I am passionate about working with children and their families to collaborate together to make a strong impact to promote healing and improve family functioning. I work with children of all ages, as well as support parents, who may experience difficult situations or experiences in their lives such as adoption, ADHD, anxiety, Autism, emotional and behavioral issues, school disruption, and trauma. I specialize in using play therapy to help children learn to self-regulate, improve executive functioning, increase self-esteem, deal with trauma, increase social skills, and develop positive relationships.
(704) 286-8475 x103 View (704) 286-8475 x103
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Danielle DeFrancesco
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, NCC, CCMHC, MCAP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Danielle has dedicated her time to improving the mental health of persons of all ages (2 y.o. and up) and from all backgrounds. She has a passion for working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders, and excels in treating complex childhood trauma. She also specializes in treating drug and alcohol addiction. Danielle believes in the power of advocacy and empathic listening as tools for change in the form of empowerment, self sufficiency, and self esteem. She combines evidenced based practices with creativity and holistic wellness, to create an environment conducive to meeting the unique needs of her clients.
Danielle has dedicated her time to improving the mental health of persons of all ages (2 y.o. and up) and from all backgrounds. She has a passion for working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders, and excels in treating complex childhood trauma. She also specializes in treating drug and alcohol addiction. Danielle believes in the power of advocacy and empathic listening as tools for change in the form of empowerment, self sufficiency, and self esteem. She combines evidenced based practices with creativity and holistic wellness, to create an environment conducive to meeting the unique needs of her clients.
(704) 246-3254 View (704) 246-3254
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Lynne Wilkerson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
About: It is hard to remain mentally steady when hit with uncertainty, loss, disappointment, or emotional pain. Some of us need to release the heavy weight of past trauma, doubt, guilt, or shame, threatening to sink us. For others, inner stability requires the input of new skills, helpful ways of thinking, or healthy boundaries. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a special interest in women, teens, and parents. My areas of focus are anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, and parenting.
About: It is hard to remain mentally steady when hit with uncertainty, loss, disappointment, or emotional pain. Some of us need to release the heavy weight of past trauma, doubt, guilt, or shame, threatening to sink us. For others, inner stability requires the input of new skills, helpful ways of thinking, or healthy boundaries. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a special interest in women, teens, and parents. My areas of focus are anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, and parenting.
(704) 935-2327 View (704) 935-2327
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Ashley Black
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
As a therapist since 2015, I believe whole heartedly that true and lasting change comes from looking at the whole system, not just one part. I work with clients to bring about transformation through emotional healing, behavioral change, brain health, spiritual encouragement, and social support. I have completed training in EMDR, a therapy designed to treat trauma and PTSD. I am also specialized in brain health and am a certified brain health coach through the Amen Clinic. My office is a safe space for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual identities.
As a therapist since 2015, I believe whole heartedly that true and lasting change comes from looking at the whole system, not just one part. I work with clients to bring about transformation through emotional healing, behavioral change, brain health, spiritual encouragement, and social support. I have completed training in EMDR, a therapy designed to treat trauma and PTSD. I am also specialized in brain health and am a certified brain health coach through the Amen Clinic. My office is a safe space for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual identities.
(704) 389-9494 View (704) 389-9494
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Sharon Denise Buckner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
SD Buckner is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over 11 years of experience helping clients of all ages who are suffering from the effects of ADHD, anger management issues, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, and low self-esteem.
SD Buckner is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over 11 years of experience helping clients of all ages who are suffering from the effects of ADHD, anger management issues, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, and low self-esteem.
(704) 327-3029 View (704) 327-3029
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Jenny Mathys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Do you struggle on a daily basis to help your child navigate challenges with social communication and rigidity? Do you feel overwhelmed and need support to understand your child's learning profile, including his or her strengths and needs? You are not alone. I am here to help.
Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Do you struggle on a daily basis to help your child navigate challenges with social communication and rigidity? Do you feel overwhelmed and need support to understand your child's learning profile, including his or her strengths and needs? You are not alone. I am here to help.
(704) 585-8804 View (704) 585-8804
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Erin Stewart
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
You aren’t quite sure when life became so overwhelming, but the memories of past events, the feelings of a racing heart, and the constant panic are leaving you feeling hopeless and desperate for a solution. After the stress of a big transition or difficult, life-changing event, you aren’t sure how to cope. You miss feeling connected to yourself and others.
You aren’t quite sure when life became so overwhelming, but the memories of past events, the feelings of a racing heart, and the constant panic are leaving you feeling hopeless and desperate for a solution. After the stress of a big transition or difficult, life-changing event, you aren’t sure how to cope. You miss feeling connected to yourself and others.
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Photo of Amy O'Bryan, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28226, NC
Amy O'Bryan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
My personal philosophy and approach to counseling begins and ends with compassion and a willingness to enter into my clients’ experiences alongside them. I became active in this field because I have an authentic, listening heart that desires to see people live as whole, healthy, individuals. My interests include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, peer and family relationships. With a master’s degree in education and experience working in schools, I also provide academic, social, and emotional support. Treatment plans are created based on the individuals' needs and combine evidenced based practices with personal wellness.
My personal philosophy and approach to counseling begins and ends with compassion and a willingness to enter into my clients’ experiences alongside them. I became active in this field because I have an authentic, listening heart that desires to see people live as whole, healthy, individuals. My interests include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, peer and family relationships. With a master’s degree in education and experience working in schools, I also provide academic, social, and emotional support. Treatment plans are created based on the individuals' needs and combine evidenced based practices with personal wellness.
(704) 270-5380 View (704) 270-5380
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Sostenes Lima
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
I specialize in helping individuals & couples who are looking to address experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression and more. I often work with professionals, creatives, athletes, parents and folks of color, creating a warm and welcoming space where you feel safe to process, release and heal. My therapeutic approach is relational, culturally sensitive, and client-centered and using my extensive expertise in Attachment Therapy, EMDR, Psychodynamic and Somatic Therapy to help you achieve your well-being goals. I'm a Columbia University trained therapist who has supported many individuals and organizations in becoming trauma-informed.
I specialize in helping individuals & couples who are looking to address experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression and more. I often work with professionals, creatives, athletes, parents and folks of color, creating a warm and welcoming space where you feel safe to process, release and heal. My therapeutic approach is relational, culturally sensitive, and client-centered and using my extensive expertise in Attachment Therapy, EMDR, Psychodynamic and Somatic Therapy to help you achieve your well-being goals. I'm a Columbia University trained therapist who has supported many individuals and organizations in becoming trauma-informed.
(310) 220-4465 View (310) 220-4465
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Chase D Rayfield
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, CRC, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Now serving SC! People come to me because they want to better understand addiction, mental health, and often how to treat both at the same time. Mood and anxiety disorders are common for those struggling with addiction, and not receiving the right care can result in increased relapses and a poor quality of life. When a new client is ready to work with me they will find a compassionate and open counselor with the knowledge to treat multiple disorders and to deal with each one effectively. Being collaborative, I enjoy connecting family members and physicians in your care as well as helping you find community-based recovery resources
Now serving SC! People come to me because they want to better understand addiction, mental health, and often how to treat both at the same time. Mood and anxiety disorders are common for those struggling with addiction, and not receiving the right care can result in increased relapses and a poor quality of life. When a new client is ready to work with me they will find a compassionate and open counselor with the knowledge to treat multiple disorders and to deal with each one effectively. Being collaborative, I enjoy connecting family members and physicians in your care as well as helping you find community-based recovery resources
(919) 391-9300 View (919) 391-9300
Photo of Connie Mele, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 28226, NC
Connie Mele
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, RN, APRN, CARN-AP, LCAS, FIAAN
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
We live in stressful, changing, disconnected times. People are feeling exhausted, lonely, powerless and isolated. Many are filled with negative self talk. I help people realize what has kept them stuck and unfulfilled. Together we will develop a plan to remove those barriers so they can become the person they were intended to be; that they WANT to be. If you are tired of promising yourself that tomorrow will be different, let's begin your journey now. As Ernest Hemingway said, " Today is the only day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come will depend on what you do today."
We live in stressful, changing, disconnected times. People are feeling exhausted, lonely, powerless and isolated. Many are filled with negative self talk. I help people realize what has kept them stuck and unfulfilled. Together we will develop a plan to remove those barriers so they can become the person they were intended to be; that they WANT to be. If you are tired of promising yourself that tomorrow will be different, let's begin your journey now. As Ernest Hemingway said, " Today is the only day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come will depend on what you do today."
(704) 307-2967 View (704) 307-2967
Photo of Amy Wright Travis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28226, NC
Amy Wright Travis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Hi, I’m Amy and I am here to walk alongside you in your therapeutic journey. “It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.” -Carl Rogers. There are times where we don’t know where our life is going. We feel stuck, and are struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. We know something is wrong but aren’t equipped with the tools needed in order to feel like ourselves again. This is where I can help in your walk through those uncomfortable emotions and into self-growth and healing.
Hi, I’m Amy and I am here to walk alongside you in your therapeutic journey. “It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.” -Carl Rogers. There are times where we don’t know where our life is going. We feel stuck, and are struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. We know something is wrong but aren’t equipped with the tools needed in order to feel like ourselves again. This is where I can help in your walk through those uncomfortable emotions and into self-growth and healing.
(704) 285-0430 View (704) 285-0430
Photo of Diane L Payne, Psychologist in 28226, NC
Diane L Payne
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Are you stressed, anxious, depressed, plagued by self-doubt,problematic relationships, or simply feeling that something is missing in your life? Are you stuck in a self-defeating cycle that you can't seem to break? I believe that every person has the right and the potential to live a happy fulfilling life- a life with meaning and purpose, vitality, and positive relationships. If you are not, I invite you to contact me to explore the possibility of working together to help you move towards the life you truly want.
Are you stressed, anxious, depressed, plagued by self-doubt,problematic relationships, or simply feeling that something is missing in your life? Are you stuck in a self-defeating cycle that you can't seem to break? I believe that every person has the right and the potential to live a happy fulfilling life- a life with meaning and purpose, vitality, and positive relationships. If you are not, I invite you to contact me to explore the possibility of working together to help you move towards the life you truly want.
(704) 750-8269 View (704) 750-8269
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Amy Styers Bissette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Life is hard. And wonderful and beautiful and joyful. Sometimes the “hard” gets in the way of experiencing the many positives life has to offer. Therapy can help. It is my privilege to make space for your many emotions as you deal with the “hard.” I provide a nonjudgmental, compassionate presence where you can share openly about your journey, process feelings, and explore strengths you may have forgotten you have. I come to private practice following more than 20 years with hospice. I have extensive experience supporting people through life’s difficulties, including grief, life transitions, adjustment, anxiety, and depression.
Life is hard. And wonderful and beautiful and joyful. Sometimes the “hard” gets in the way of experiencing the many positives life has to offer. Therapy can help. It is my privilege to make space for your many emotions as you deal with the “hard.” I provide a nonjudgmental, compassionate presence where you can share openly about your journey, process feelings, and explore strengths you may have forgotten you have. I come to private practice following more than 20 years with hospice. I have extensive experience supporting people through life’s difficulties, including grief, life transitions, adjustment, anxiety, and depression.
(704) 931-3119 View (704) 931-3119
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Rachel Bills
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Waitlist for new clients
Do you ever feel like it's your own brain that's making life so much harder? Parts of you want to practice self love and grace while other parts of you are self critical and shaming. Maybe you're experiencing unwanted thoughts or traumatic memories that scare you and make you feel out of control. Sometimes our own minds feel unsafe and full of conflict and pain. It is so hard to cope with the challenges of life while managing loud and distressing thoughts and emotions. We feel isolated, anxious, hopeless and ashamed. I want to tell you that you are not alone, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Do you ever feel like it's your own brain that's making life so much harder? Parts of you want to practice self love and grace while other parts of you are self critical and shaming. Maybe you're experiencing unwanted thoughts or traumatic memories that scare you and make you feel out of control. Sometimes our own minds feel unsafe and full of conflict and pain. It is so hard to cope with the challenges of life while managing loud and distressing thoughts and emotions. We feel isolated, anxious, hopeless and ashamed. I want to tell you that you are not alone, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Adam T Fadel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, NC LMFT, SC LMFT, EMDR, AAMFT-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Adam is devoted to walking alongside clients with compassion, confidence, and purpose. His goal is to help others experience the fullness of being emotionally and relationally strong. He believes therapy provides the best opportunity to develop personal insight and confidence as well as to develop honest and joyful relationships with others.
Adam is devoted to walking alongside clients with compassion, confidence, and purpose. His goal is to help others experience the fullness of being emotionally and relationally strong. He believes therapy provides the best opportunity to develop personal insight and confidence as well as to develop honest and joyful relationships with others.
(704) 817-2746 View (704) 817-2746
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Konje Y. Byron
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Welcome! I am so excited that you have decided to put "YOU" first! My name is Konje Byron, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I specialize in working with individuals who suffer from anxiety, difficulty coping with life stressors, grief and loss, relational conflict, communication challenges as well as those navigating and adjusting to life transitions. I have an extensive history of working with individuals with trauma and offer trauma informed care. I also have a heart for parents who may be overwhelmed with life's demands and need a safe space to BE and breathe!
Welcome! I am so excited that you have decided to put "YOU" first! My name is Konje Byron, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I specialize in working with individuals who suffer from anxiety, difficulty coping with life stressors, grief and loss, relational conflict, communication challenges as well as those navigating and adjusting to life transitions. I have an extensive history of working with individuals with trauma and offer trauma informed care. I also have a heart for parents who may be overwhelmed with life's demands and need a safe space to BE and breathe!
(704) 327-0896 View (704) 327-0896

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28226

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 28226 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
68% Stress
63% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Aetna
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28226 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28226?

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.