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Laila Alsaffar Daniel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CCMHC, CADC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28301  (Online Only)
My typical client sees me for Telehealth, self-pay sessions during their workday to seek better ways to grow, communicate & improve their relationships. Many of my clients are normal or higher functioning adults leading successful lives simply wanting to thrive in life! I also see clients struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD and mood disorders. Telehealth couple's counseling is a unique niche as well. I've completed Level 3 Practicum Training In Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Couples may be in different locations as long as they are calling in from a state I'm licensed to work. I've worked with a variety of couples since '08.
My typical client sees me for Telehealth, self-pay sessions during their workday to seek better ways to grow, communicate & improve their relationships. Many of my clients are normal or higher functioning adults leading successful lives simply wanting to thrive in life! I also see clients struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD and mood disorders. Telehealth couple's counseling is a unique niche as well. I've completed Level 3 Practicum Training In Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Couples may be in different locations as long as they are calling in from a state I'm licensed to work. I've worked with a variety of couples since '08.
(910) 720-6830 View (910) 720-6830
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Christel McKoy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301  (Online Only)
Christel McKoy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. She works with individuals, couples, and families to help them gain insight as to what is happening in order for them to move forward and achieve a more rewarding and beneficial life. Her goal is to help you understand yourself more and assist you with living a more open and mindful life. Christel also works with clients who are struggling with life changes such as adjustment to a developmental stage or a life transition and those struggling with more chronic issues, such as depression & anxiety, trauma, and ongoing relationship issues.
Christel McKoy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. She works with individuals, couples, and families to help them gain insight as to what is happening in order for them to move forward and achieve a more rewarding and beneficial life. Her goal is to help you understand yourself more and assist you with living a more open and mindful life. Christel also works with clients who are struggling with life changes such as adjustment to a developmental stage or a life transition and those struggling with more chronic issues, such as depression & anxiety, trauma, and ongoing relationship issues.
(910) 541-9897 View (910) 541-9897
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Jameila Torrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A, LCAS-A, CPCL
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301
My ideal clients are women between the age of 18 and 35 who are on the journey to self-discovery, embarking upon new professional endeavors, and trying to genuinely love themselves in a world that can make these goals APPEAR unobtainable.
My ideal clients are women between the age of 18 and 35 who are on the journey to self-discovery, embarking upon new professional endeavors, and trying to genuinely love themselves in a world that can make these goals APPEAR unobtainable.
(910) 537-6061 View (910) 537-6061
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Telisa Dawn Pharris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCSOTS, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28301
I utilize an all-encompassing approach to therapy that is somatic, and mindfulness informed. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between the client and the therapist. I want to create an environment that is safe, nurturing, that is open and authentic; where the client can be seen with unconditional positive regard and receptiveness. An even better way to look at it is that while working with a client I understand that they are doing the best they can with the tools they have. By having this mindset, it allows for you to express openly your feelings, beliefs and behaviors.
I utilize an all-encompassing approach to therapy that is somatic, and mindfulness informed. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between the client and the therapist. I want to create an environment that is safe, nurturing, that is open and authentic; where the client can be seen with unconditional positive regard and receptiveness. An even better way to look at it is that while working with a client I understand that they are doing the best they can with the tools they have. By having this mindset, it allows for you to express openly your feelings, beliefs and behaviors.
(910) 901-7318 View (910) 901-7318
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Teresa Capers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301  (Online Only)
Teresa Capers is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of South Carolina. Teresa has a passion for alleviating the effects of anxiety, adjustment disorders, and depression in adults. She has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents and adults who struggle with both mental illness and substance use.
Teresa Capers is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of South Carolina. Teresa has a passion for alleviating the effects of anxiety, adjustment disorders, and depression in adults. She has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents and adults who struggle with both mental illness and substance use.
(910) 807-8185 View (910) 807-8185
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Daphne Fuller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Are you a high-achieving professional, a dedicated business owner, a mother or partner striving to keep it all together, yet finding yourself overwhelmed, stuck in unhealthy romantic relationships, feeling anxious, or repeating the same unwanted cycles? Are you working to break free from generational patterns that no longer support your well-being? I am here to support you on your journey to wholeness and fulfillment. Together, we will create a safe, nurturing space where you can explore your experiences and heal.
Are you a high-achieving professional, a dedicated business owner, a mother or partner striving to keep it all together, yet finding yourself overwhelmed, stuck in unhealthy romantic relationships, feeling anxious, or repeating the same unwanted cycles? Are you working to break free from generational patterns that no longer support your well-being? I am here to support you on your journey to wholeness and fulfillment. Together, we will create a safe, nurturing space where you can explore your experiences and heal.
(910) 586-1386 View (910) 586-1386
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Dr. Joy McNeil
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, TFCBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28301  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle with perfectionism, overanalysis, anxiety, imposter syndrome, depression? Perhaps you don't know how to turn off your brain. Perhaps you struggle with feelings of failure. Maybe you've discovered that you're tired constantly but unable to rest and relax. Have you ever completed a project successfully and continued to be hypercritical of yourself? Do you find yourself doubting your abilities, playing down your strengths? It's time to reestablish your intention for being here - on planet earth. What is your purpose? What is your why?
Do you struggle with perfectionism, overanalysis, anxiety, imposter syndrome, depression? Perhaps you don't know how to turn off your brain. Perhaps you struggle with feelings of failure. Maybe you've discovered that you're tired constantly but unable to rest and relax. Have you ever completed a project successfully and continued to be hypercritical of yourself? Do you find yourself doubting your abilities, playing down your strengths? It's time to reestablish your intention for being here - on planet earth. What is your purpose? What is your why?
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Life Matrix NC, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Navigating life's transitions can be challenging at times. During those times, when you are living in overwhelm and wondering about which decision is best for you in that moment, who do you rely on to process that information? Where and who is your support system? Do you know what you need or want in that moment? You need a person and space where safety abounds and judgement does not exist. Let's talk!
Navigating life's transitions can be challenging at times. During those times, when you are living in overwhelm and wondering about which decision is best for you in that moment, who do you rely on to process that information? Where and who is your support system? Do you know what you need or want in that moment? You need a person and space where safety abounds and judgement does not exist. Let's talk!
(910) 356-9441 x00 View (910) 356-9441 x00
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Destini Bishop-James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, CFSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28301  (Online Only)
My clinical concentration has mostly focused on teens and adults in acute inpatient psychiatric facilities. I specialize in solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy that targets anxiety, depression, relationships, and clients that are dealing with big transitions or adjustments in their lives. I am committed to educating all people on the importance of cultivating a healthy relationship with self. Coupled with the introduction of healthy financial information and practical application, my dream is to see my clients freed from financial trauma, triggers, and unhealthy emotional and mental states.
My clinical concentration has mostly focused on teens and adults in acute inpatient psychiatric facilities. I specialize in solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy that targets anxiety, depression, relationships, and clients that are dealing with big transitions or adjustments in their lives. I am committed to educating all people on the importance of cultivating a healthy relationship with self. Coupled with the introduction of healthy financial information and practical application, my dream is to see my clients freed from financial trauma, triggers, and unhealthy emotional and mental states.
(910) 898-4465 View (910) 898-4465
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MaLena Goodnight
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301  (Online Only)
MaLena Goodnight is an independently-licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina and a Marine Corps veteran. She has a passion for supporting military members, veterans, and their families. MaLena is also a trained Reiki master and offers an affirming, safe space for individuals and couples. She has provided mental health care for more than 14 years. She will be providing therapeutic care from ages 14-65+ for individuals seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and/or other sexuality issues. She is a strong ally, lifestyle-friendly, and kink-aware.
MaLena Goodnight is an independently-licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina and a Marine Corps veteran. She has a passion for supporting military members, veterans, and their families. MaLena is also a trained Reiki master and offers an affirming, safe space for individuals and couples. She has provided mental health care for more than 14 years. She will be providing therapeutic care from ages 14-65+ for individuals seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and/or other sexuality issues. She is a strong ally, lifestyle-friendly, and kink-aware.
(910) 469-1789 View (910) 469-1789
Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fayetteville
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
(910) 996-5633 View (910) 996-5633
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Ida Shipman Ham
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Ida Ham is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Ida is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, and couples address their unique challenges and create life balances with improved coping skills for a fulfilling life. She specializes in depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, problem solving, relationship issues, and coping skills. Ida completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Agency Counseling at North Carolina Central University.
Ida Ham is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Ida is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, and couples address their unique challenges and create life balances with improved coping skills for a fulfilling life. She specializes in depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, problem solving, relationship issues, and coping skills. Ida completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Agency Counseling at North Carolina Central University.
(984) 205-9313 View (984) 205-9313
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Valencia Sanders Davis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301  (Online Only)
Valencia Davis is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 13 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. She enjoys helping teens, young adults, and adults address their challenges within their personal lives as transitions happen. Valencia specializes in anxiety, ADHD, and major life transitions, building life skills to manage life. Valencia attended and completed her Master's in Professional Counseling at Webster University.
Valencia Davis is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 13 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field. She enjoys helping teens, young adults, and adults address their challenges within their personal lives as transitions happen. Valencia specializes in anxiety, ADHD, and major life transitions, building life skills to manage life. Valencia attended and completed her Master's in Professional Counseling at Webster University.
(984) 249-2584 View (984) 249-2584
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Ta Jhaneya Hines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Ta’Jhaneya Hines is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A) in the state of North Carolina. She has over 2 years of experience working in diverse settings within community mental health. She has experience with all age populations.
Ta’Jhaneya Hines is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A) in the state of North Carolina. She has over 2 years of experience working in diverse settings within community mental health. She has experience with all age populations.
(919) 849-5077 View (919) 849-5077
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Georleena Douglas
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Georleena Douglas is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with years of experience practicing with adolescents and adults. Georleena specializes in anxiety, depression, sexual wellness and minor trauma, especially within the black community.
Georleena Douglas is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with years of experience practicing with adolescents and adults. Georleena specializes in anxiety, depression, sexual wellness and minor trauma, especially within the black community.
(984) 368-4467 View (984) 368-4467
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Towania Caldwell
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301
My ideal client is someone who is seeking a greater understanding of self. This client can be someone with anxiety, depression, trauma, marital issues, anger issues, or someone who just wants to learn to function better in day-to-day life. This client should be someone who wants to collaborator or someone who wants to take an active role in their treatment. As a client you are the expert on you, I will be a collaborator.
My ideal client is someone who is seeking a greater understanding of self. This client can be someone with anxiety, depression, trauma, marital issues, anger issues, or someone who just wants to learn to function better in day-to-day life. This client should be someone who wants to collaborator or someone who wants to take an active role in their treatment. As a client you are the expert on you, I will be a collaborator.
(919) 897-7307 View (919) 897-7307
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Darryl McCarroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Darryl G. McCarroll (Dr. D) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. Darryl works with individuals and couples who are in need of an empowering, motivated therapist. With experience in sex therapy as well as treating military soldiers and veterans, men, and seniors, Darryl believes in empowering his clients and assisting them with finding their truth. Darryl attended Western Illinois University for undergraduate studies in Journalism, earned a Master’s degree in Social Work, and completed his Doctoral studies at Walden University with honors.
Darryl G. McCarroll (Dr. D) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. Darryl works with individuals and couples who are in need of an empowering, motivated therapist. With experience in sex therapy as well as treating military soldiers and veterans, men, and seniors, Darryl believes in empowering his clients and assisting them with finding their truth. Darryl attended Western Illinois University for undergraduate studies in Journalism, earned a Master’s degree in Social Work, and completed his Doctoral studies at Walden University with honors.
(919) 899-2856 View (919) 899-2856
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Tomeka Bridges
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301  (Online Only)
Tomeka A Bridges is Resident in Counseling (RIC) with over 13 years of experience helping clients of all ages who are suffering issues related to anxiety, depression, attachment or adjustment deficits, verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, low self-esteem, and more. Tomeka prides herself on offering individualized care, thanks to an eclectic counseling approach that utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, solutions-focused therapy, and more.
Tomeka A Bridges is Resident in Counseling (RIC) with over 13 years of experience helping clients of all ages who are suffering issues related to anxiety, depression, attachment or adjustment deficits, verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, low self-esteem, and more. Tomeka prides herself on offering individualized care, thanks to an eclectic counseling approach that utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, solutions-focused therapy, and more.
(919) 298-8329 View (919) 298-8329
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Christal Nelson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Christal Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and substance counselor with 6 years of experience. Before Christal entered the mental health field, she enjoyed a career in EMS and medical transport for approximately 15 years. It was the medical field that fostered her passion to assist in the mental health field, and it also geared her empathy toward grief, trauma, and addictions. In addition, it gave Christal an early insight into burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), so during her tenure as a therapist she became certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Christal Nelson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and substance counselor with 6 years of experience. Before Christal entered the mental health field, she enjoyed a career in EMS and medical transport for approximately 15 years. It was the medical field that fostered her passion to assist in the mental health field, and it also geared her empathy toward grief, trauma, and addictions. In addition, it gave Christal an early insight into burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), so during her tenure as a therapist she became certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
(984) 207-3882 View (984) 207-3882
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Kimberla Everett
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28301  (Online Only)
Kimberla Everett is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a Licensed School Counselor (SC) who has 13 years of experience working in the mental health field and meeting diverse needs of others. She has a passion for helping adults, children and families with overcoming barriers and making better choices. She is also well-versed in providing career counseling and addressing occupational concerns. She completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling with an emphasis in Vocational Rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling at Liberty University.
Kimberla Everett is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a Licensed School Counselor (SC) who has 13 years of experience working in the mental health field and meeting diverse needs of others. She has a passion for helping adults, children and families with overcoming barriers and making better choices. She is also well-versed in providing career counseling and addressing occupational concerns. She completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling with an emphasis in Vocational Rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling at Liberty University.
(919) 583-6675 View (919) 583-6675

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28301

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 28301 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
67% Coping Skills
65% Stress
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Self Esteem
56% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Aetna

How Therapists in 28301 see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28301?

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.