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Kena Sessoms
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Remember growing up and thinking, "I can't wait until I'm grown!" and then you grow up and think "OMG take me back!" My role as a therapist is to walk with you along this pebbled path, and provide a safe space to build resiliency so you can move towards what you truly value. As a Licensed Master's level Psychologist (LPA), I specialize in therapy for anxiety, binge eating disorder, self-esteem, body-image, as well as those dealing with adjustment to college and/or life transitions, finding work/life balance, enhancing leadership skills and building confidence as an entrepreneur.
Remember growing up and thinking, "I can't wait until I'm grown!" and then you grow up and think "OMG take me back!" My role as a therapist is to walk with you along this pebbled path, and provide a safe space to build resiliency so you can move towards what you truly value. As a Licensed Master's level Psychologist (LPA), I specialize in therapy for anxiety, binge eating disorder, self-esteem, body-image, as well as those dealing with adjustment to college and/or life transitions, finding work/life balance, enhancing leadership skills and building confidence as an entrepreneur.
(919) 551-3905 View (919) 551-3905
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Quaneshe Liggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I am honored to advocate support and empower children and their families to over come life’s difficulties. I use a person-centered approach meeting individual where they are. I strongly emphasis on co-creating an environment where clients feel safe, while challenged to become the best versions of themselves. Many of us fall within the spectrum of dealing with challenges by confronting them head on or by simply avoiding it altogether, but I’m here to help establish a healthy balance pointing out behaviors that are in your control and understanding that it’s okay to not always be okay.
I am honored to advocate support and empower children and their families to over come life’s difficulties. I use a person-centered approach meeting individual where they are. I strongly emphasis on co-creating an environment where clients feel safe, while challenged to become the best versions of themselves. Many of us fall within the spectrum of dealing with challenges by confronting them head on or by simply avoiding it altogether, but I’m here to help establish a healthy balance pointing out behaviors that are in your control and understanding that it’s okay to not always be okay.
(704) 385-5373 View (704) 385-5373
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Timberlee Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LMSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Life is constantly changing and at times those changes can be overwhelming. Choosing to face your challenges, takes strength, which will push you forward towards a new beginning. Making the decision to participate in therapy to help navigate through life’s toughest challenges, is a great first step. I consider it a privilege for clients to share their stories with me and allow me to walk alongside them on their journey. I have a passion for supporting clients on their journey of self-awareness and growth.
Life is constantly changing and at times those changes can be overwhelming. Choosing to face your challenges, takes strength, which will push you forward towards a new beginning. Making the decision to participate in therapy to help navigate through life’s toughest challenges, is a great first step. I consider it a privilege for clients to share their stories with me and allow me to walk alongside them on their journey. I have a passion for supporting clients on their journey of self-awareness and growth.
(704) 504-7274 View (704) 504-7274
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Sandra M. James Saunders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSWA, Veteran
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
My ideal client is someone who is seeking the opportunity to be heard and validated without judgment. Their issues can range from feeling alone to being undervalued. They most often feel unseen by the people they love and go to lengths for their reciprocation. Their own needs, goals, and achievements seem impossible but crucial to fulfill despite their busy life’s journey. They know the world is full of changes. They desire to become assertive and wholly honor themselves. Together, we can explore YOUR journey and YOUR feelings and act accordingly as you move in the direction you want and need.
My ideal client is someone who is seeking the opportunity to be heard and validated without judgment. Their issues can range from feeling alone to being undervalued. They most often feel unseen by the people they love and go to lengths for their reciprocation. Their own needs, goals, and achievements seem impossible but crucial to fulfill despite their busy life’s journey. They know the world is full of changes. They desire to become assertive and wholly honor themselves. Together, we can explore YOUR journey and YOUR feelings and act accordingly as you move in the direction you want and need.
(704) 318-4159 View (704) 318-4159
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Michele Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Have you been challenged by recent or past events? Do things feel “not quite right” and you want to find positive ways to deal with life stressors? Are you just having a difficult time and want to be supported? My name is Michele and I believe in empowering you to live your best life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and the owner of Soulstice Counseling & Wellness PLLC. I support adults (18+) using various interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Brainspotting and EMDR.
Have you been challenged by recent or past events? Do things feel “not quite right” and you want to find positive ways to deal with life stressors? Are you just having a difficult time and want to be supported? My name is Michele and I believe in empowering you to live your best life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and the owner of Soulstice Counseling & Wellness PLLC. I support adults (18+) using various interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Brainspotting and EMDR.
(704) 286-8155 View (704) 286-8155
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Benjenus Jenkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Challenges come up in life, but do not have to order your path. Consider me to support you in finding ways to cope and manage life challenges. I have experience with families, adolescents, and adults in various settings.
Challenges come up in life, but do not have to order your path. Consider me to support you in finding ways to cope and manage life challenges. I have experience with families, adolescents, and adults in various settings.
(704) 285-0593 View (704) 285-0593
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Sarah Millman Carley
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I am a licensed therapist with experience working with children and adults in an array of clinical settings. I take these broad experiences, and utilize them while working with both teens and adults. I believe therapy is a collaborative practice where we can work together to reach your specific goals. I work to create a safe environment for you to explore concerns, increase stability, and find balance. I often utilize behavioral approaches and interventions and stress the link between mental and physical health.
I am a licensed therapist with experience working with children and adults in an array of clinical settings. I take these broad experiences, and utilize them while working with both teens and adults. I believe therapy is a collaborative practice where we can work together to reach your specific goals. I work to create a safe environment for you to explore concerns, increase stability, and find balance. I often utilize behavioral approaches and interventions and stress the link between mental and physical health.
(704) 508-4388 View (704) 508-4388
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Merv Brandy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
As a therapist, I believe in the power of supporting others in unlocking their inner potential, while defining their concept of joy or contentment based on their terms. I support people by utilizing therapy modalities (i.e., narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance & commitment therapy), rooted in strength-based practice and framed in multiculturalism.
As a therapist, I believe in the power of supporting others in unlocking their inner potential, while defining their concept of joy or contentment based on their terms. I support people by utilizing therapy modalities (i.e., narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance & commitment therapy), rooted in strength-based practice and framed in multiculturalism.
(704) 703-9818 View (704) 703-9818
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Raven Crenshaw
LCSW Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Navigating life is hard. It's often filled with unforeseen obstacles and life-altering changes. Finding answers to life's problems can leave you feeling overwhelmed, powerless, and alone. However, I can help you find and explore the answers you seek. While starting therapy and sharing your life can be scary, it is also a clear sign of strength. Restructuring thinking, creating balance, examining relationships, as well as addressing previous trauma, are all ways I assist clients in their healing journey.
Navigating life is hard. It's often filled with unforeseen obstacles and life-altering changes. Finding answers to life's problems can leave you feeling overwhelmed, powerless, and alone. However, I can help you find and explore the answers you seek. While starting therapy and sharing your life can be scary, it is also a clear sign of strength. Restructuring thinking, creating balance, examining relationships, as well as addressing previous trauma, are all ways I assist clients in their healing journey.
(980) 368-3653 View (980) 368-3653
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Elizabeth Ponds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Waitlist for new clients
Each client is the expert of their own experience and carries inherent worth and internal resources that I am honored to witness. I practice from a neuro-affirming, non-pathologizing paradigm, especially enjoying aiding autistic clients to validate and accommodate their authentic selves. I'm queer and agender, and many of my clients are LGBTQIA+, including ace/aro, bi/pan, and trans/nonbinary. <3 I see my clients as complex narrators of their unique stories, often wielding galactic inner landscapes that deserve to be celebrated and lugging burdens that no longer need to be shouldered.
Each client is the expert of their own experience and carries inherent worth and internal resources that I am honored to witness. I practice from a neuro-affirming, non-pathologizing paradigm, especially enjoying aiding autistic clients to validate and accommodate their authentic selves. I'm queer and agender, and many of my clients are LGBTQIA+, including ace/aro, bi/pan, and trans/nonbinary. <3 I see my clients as complex narrators of their unique stories, often wielding galactic inner landscapes that deserve to be celebrated and lugging burdens that no longer need to be shouldered.
(704) 666-9892 View (704) 666-9892
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Caleb Brown
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
The past couple of years has found a way to show us all that health is wealth. Self-care is the best investment there is. So often as a people, we keep things inside and second guess reaching out. If you are reading this, it’s because you are ready to prioritize self-growth and self-healing. You are ready to unpack your story and let go of the things that no longer serve you. Welcome. I offer a safe place for you to just be you, as we collaborate on how you can become the best version of that. I get it, life comes with its peaks and valleys. I am here to help you find balance and inner peace through the ups and downs.
The past couple of years has found a way to show us all that health is wealth. Self-care is the best investment there is. So often as a people, we keep things inside and second guess reaching out. If you are reading this, it’s because you are ready to prioritize self-growth and self-healing. You are ready to unpack your story and let go of the things that no longer serve you. Welcome. I offer a safe place for you to just be you, as we collaborate on how you can become the best version of that. I get it, life comes with its peaks and valleys. I am here to help you find balance and inner peace through the ups and downs.
(704) 610-4437 View (704) 610-4437
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Nicole D. Sangster-Lucas Dba Lucas Counseling Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience treating and motivating children/adolescents, adults, and families to achieve emotional wellness, acquire clarity, while becoming self-sufficient in various treatment settings. This is done by providing a safe and supportive environment with a solid client/ therapist collaboration. This promotes lasting change & ability to endure inevitable stress and change.
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience treating and motivating children/adolescents, adults, and families to achieve emotional wellness, acquire clarity, while becoming self-sufficient in various treatment settings. This is done by providing a safe and supportive environment with a solid client/ therapist collaboration. This promotes lasting change & ability to endure inevitable stress and change.
(704) 703-4027 View (704) 703-4027
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Holly Hauser
Psychological Associate, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Not accepting new clients
Now scheduling for Early K Admissions Testing... I am passionate about working with children who are experiencing anxiety, behavioral concerns (acting out), school/learning challenges, ADHD, and depression. I utilize a structured, family-based approach in treatment, involving the parents in treatment planning. I also work with teens, college students, and young adults, particularly in navigating life transitions, stress, anxiety, and relationship concerns. I also offer psychological testing for Early Admission to Kindergarten, ADHD, Specific Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, and those who may be academically gifted.
Now scheduling for Early K Admissions Testing... I am passionate about working with children who are experiencing anxiety, behavioral concerns (acting out), school/learning challenges, ADHD, and depression. I utilize a structured, family-based approach in treatment, involving the parents in treatment planning. I also work with teens, college students, and young adults, particularly in navigating life transitions, stress, anxiety, and relationship concerns. I also offer psychological testing for Early Admission to Kindergarten, ADHD, Specific Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, and those who may be academically gifted.
(980) 213-0671 View (980) 213-0671
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Rita L Berry
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LCMHC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Struggling with emotional turbulence, stress, or mid-life existential concerns? You're not alone. NewVision specializes in helping women who seek a harmonious blend of spiritual wisdom and psychological insight. We offer telehealth services to empower you to navigate life's complexities and to make spiritually aligned, health-conscious decisions.
Struggling with emotional turbulence, stress, or mid-life existential concerns? You're not alone. NewVision specializes in helping women who seek a harmonious blend of spiritual wisdom and psychological insight. We offer telehealth services to empower you to navigate life's complexities and to make spiritually aligned, health-conscious decisions.
(704) 288-0163 View (704) 288-0163
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TalkLouder Counseling and Consulting PLLC
LCMHC, NCC, MA, MBA, SPHR
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I am Natasha Louder and not everyone has had access to mental health care. I am a firm believer that we can all use therapy as some point in our lives. No one should have to " just get through" those times and feel alone. Just in living, you may experience racism, racial trauma and stress. We all want the answer to the questions, "Is this normal?", "Why is every day a struggle?" or "Was that a racist comment?" You want to be seen. You want to figure out if you will ever feel good about your life, your loves or career choices.
I am Natasha Louder and not everyone has had access to mental health care. I am a firm believer that we can all use therapy as some point in our lives. No one should have to " just get through" those times and feel alone. Just in living, you may experience racism, racial trauma and stress. We all want the answer to the questions, "Is this normal?", "Why is every day a struggle?" or "Was that a racist comment?" You want to be seen. You want to figure out if you will ever feel good about your life, your loves or career choices.
(704) 753-8458 View (704) 753-8458
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Christi S Brunson
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Do you need dedicated time and a healing space to focus on your wellbeing? Are you an expert in taking care of everyone around you, but struggle to prioritize your own needs? Maybe you have been neglecting yourself to the point where your physical and mental health has been impacted. If this resonates with you, trust me, you are not alone, nor should you have to figure this out on your own. Hi, I’m Christi Brunson. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 8 years of experience providing Holistic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Do you need dedicated time and a healing space to focus on your wellbeing? Are you an expert in taking care of everyone around you, but struggle to prioritize your own needs? Maybe you have been neglecting yourself to the point where your physical and mental health has been impacted. If this resonates with you, trust me, you are not alone, nor should you have to figure this out on your own. Hi, I’m Christi Brunson. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 8 years of experience providing Holistic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(704) 389-5780 View (704) 389-5780
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Melissa Marie Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
ONLY Providing Virtual Therapy in NC. I'm a fully licensed clinical social worker with 7 years of professional experience in an outpatient therapy setting. I work with a wide range of disorders but I'm most experienced at working with females dealing with depression, anxiety, adhd, family conflict, and relationship issues/abuse. I have a relaxed style of therapy where clients can attend sessions in whatever setting they need to. Need to do a session during your lunch break while you eat? No problem. Kids running around in the background? That's fine, just wear your earbuds. I get it. It's hard to find time, but I will work with you.
ONLY Providing Virtual Therapy in NC. I'm a fully licensed clinical social worker with 7 years of professional experience in an outpatient therapy setting. I work with a wide range of disorders but I'm most experienced at working with females dealing with depression, anxiety, adhd, family conflict, and relationship issues/abuse. I have a relaxed style of therapy where clients can attend sessions in whatever setting they need to. Need to do a session during your lunch break while you eat? No problem. Kids running around in the background? That's fine, just wear your earbuds. I get it. It's hard to find time, but I will work with you.
(910) 621-2098 View (910) 621-2098
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Kayla Patterson
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Waitlist for new clients
You are the adult child of a family often filled with dysfunction. You were handed responsibility at an early age due to familial circumstances, and you have built your identity on being the "strong one" in your relationships. You struggle with expressing your needs, emotions, and boundaries with others. You worry that, if left unchecked, one day you will continue to repeat the patterns of generational trauma expressed by others in your family. If you resonate with the above statements, I think it is incredibly brave of you to consider seeking help. It is never too late to rewrite the story you wish to tell with your life.
You are the adult child of a family often filled with dysfunction. You were handed responsibility at an early age due to familial circumstances, and you have built your identity on being the "strong one" in your relationships. You struggle with expressing your needs, emotions, and boundaries with others. You worry that, if left unchecked, one day you will continue to repeat the patterns of generational trauma expressed by others in your family. If you resonate with the above statements, I think it is incredibly brave of you to consider seeking help. It is never too late to rewrite the story you wish to tell with your life.
(704) 389-5748 View (704) 389-5748
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Jourdan Brickey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Does it feel like you are constantly in a pattern of being misunderstood, undervalued, and overwhelmed? Do you feel like you know “better” but don't always "do better?" Does it feel like no matter how well you are doing in one part of your life, others are chaotic? Starting therapy doesn't always have to be done while in crisis. I know firsthand what it feels like to show up for myself, even when I don’t feel it. I specialize in working to support clients in developing a sense of stability and confidence, self-esteem and personal growth, overcoming intimacy issues, and becoming their best version of themselves.
Does it feel like you are constantly in a pattern of being misunderstood, undervalued, and overwhelmed? Do you feel like you know “better” but don't always "do better?" Does it feel like no matter how well you are doing in one part of your life, others are chaotic? Starting therapy doesn't always have to be done while in crisis. I know firsthand what it feels like to show up for myself, even when I don’t feel it. I specialize in working to support clients in developing a sense of stability and confidence, self-esteem and personal growth, overcoming intimacy issues, and becoming their best version of themselves.
(704) 270-6586 View (704) 270-6586
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Hope Matters, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS, ODCP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Life can be complicated. It's important to have someone who can help you navigate these complexities. Whether it is uncertainty that requires clarity, anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges, we are here to walk along side of you. A listening and non-judgmental ear is what we provide so that you can see your way through to the other side. Premarital, Marriage, and Family Therapy offered.
Life can be complicated. It's important to have someone who can help you navigate these complexities. Whether it is uncertainty that requires clarity, anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges, we are here to walk along side of you. A listening and non-judgmental ear is what we provide so that you can see your way through to the other side. Premarital, Marriage, and Family Therapy offered.
(980) 414-8405 View (980) 414-8405

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28262

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 28262 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
77% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28262 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28262?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.