Photo of Araby Boykin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28306, NC
Araby Boykin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Hello! I’ve worked as a licensed counselor since 2017, with previous experience as a social worker. My focus is working with adults who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depressive symptoms, relational difficulties, family issues, substance use, and severe mental illnesses. My theoretical orientation is an integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness. I have learned that no two people are the same and that everyone must be treated individually and holistically.
Hello! I’ve worked as a licensed counselor since 2017, with previous experience as a social worker. My focus is working with adults who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depressive symptoms, relational difficulties, family issues, substance use, and severe mental illnesses. My theoretical orientation is an integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness. I have learned that no two people are the same and that everyone must be treated individually and holistically.
(336) 652-3497 View (336) 652-3497
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Tracey R Frink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT-S, CST, EMDR, EAMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Tracey is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with additional training in trauma recovery, post-traumatic stress disorder/symptoms (PTSD), Sensory Processing Disorders, Equine Assisted Mental Health (EAMH), and Sex Therapy. Her unique experience embodies a holistic approach. She combines traditional talk therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), equine therapy, and somatic techniques for effective symptom relief and client empowerment. Tracey works with military personnel and their families, couples, and the LGBTQIA community. Tracey is knowledgeable of world religions, Native American spirituality and Christian faiths; she is understanding of individuals who consider themselves atheist, humanist, agnostic, seeker, or other.
Tracey is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with additional training in trauma recovery, post-traumatic stress disorder/symptoms (PTSD), Sensory Processing Disorders, Equine Assisted Mental Health (EAMH), and Sex Therapy. Her unique experience embodies a holistic approach. She combines traditional talk therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), equine therapy, and somatic techniques for effective symptom relief and client empowerment. Tracey works with military personnel and their families, couples, and the LGBTQIA community. Tracey is knowledgeable of world religions, Native American spirituality and Christian faiths; she is understanding of individuals who consider themselves atheist, humanist, agnostic, seeker, or other.
(910) 479-4710 View (910) 479-4710
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Southeast Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, DMin, PsyD, LCMHC, FBPPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306
We offer a wide variety of counseling services and a staff of fully and provisionally licensed counselors. If you are not sure what kind of counseling you want or need, start with us! We will help you through the process and help make it as easy as possible for you to get back to feeling like "you" again. In addition to a variety of therapeutic approaches to psychotherapy we also integrate measurement-based care into the treatment of our clients. Using approved and tried-and-true assessments we offer a full-approach to whole-person counseling. Give us a call today for available session times guaranteed within the week. Open Saturday
We offer a wide variety of counseling services and a staff of fully and provisionally licensed counselors. If you are not sure what kind of counseling you want or need, start with us! We will help you through the process and help make it as easy as possible for you to get back to feeling like "you" again. In addition to a variety of therapeutic approaches to psychotherapy we also integrate measurement-based care into the treatment of our clients. Using approved and tried-and-true assessments we offer a full-approach to whole-person counseling. Give us a call today for available session times guaranteed within the week. Open Saturday
(910) 506-3005 View (910) 506-3005
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Living Anew Wellness Center, PLLC
MSCC, LCMHC-S, TCMHC, LCAS-A, CCDVC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Life challenges can become, so overwhelming it seems unbearable. "Are you facing challenges and feeling like you just cannot get a break in life?" Having a few major life challenges of my own, I can identify and empathize with your feelings. With compassion and understanding, I work with clients to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Life challenges can become, so overwhelming it seems unbearable. "Are you facing challenges and feeling like you just cannot get a break in life?" Having a few major life challenges of my own, I can identify and empathize with your feelings. With compassion and understanding, I work with clients to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(910) 304-4219 View (910) 304-4219
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Dr. Jennifer Debra Sterling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PsyD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Dr. Sterling is a certified sex therapist, trauma-informed professional, and internationally recognized addictions specialist, working with couples since 2009. Her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and doctoral research with military couples, combined with her lived experience, showcase her dedication to understanding and addressing military culture. She is a trusted ally for those seeking guidance in navigating communication, intimacy concerns, and the unique challenges military couples face.
Dr. Sterling is a certified sex therapist, trauma-informed professional, and internationally recognized addictions specialist, working with couples since 2009. Her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and doctoral research with military couples, combined with her lived experience, showcase her dedication to understanding and addressing military culture. She is a trusted ally for those seeking guidance in navigating communication, intimacy concerns, and the unique challenges military couples face.
(910) 601-1970 View (910) 601-1970
Photo of Kimberly (Kim) Cook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28306, NC
Kimberly (Kim) Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Kim works with families, couples, individuals, groups on many issues, including relationships, mental health, spiritual growth, behavioral problems, trauma, parenting, adoption/foster care, play therapy & crisis response. She has 20+ yrs experience helping children, teens, adults, professionals, ministers, & leadership in non-profit organizations. Licensed Clinical Social Worker- MD, VA, TN, NC, & GA. Univ of MD, School of Social Work; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Messiah College; Approved Supervisor for Clinical /Licensure Supervision (SW'ers). Kim is on faculty at Covenant College teaching social work & counseling.
Kim works with families, couples, individuals, groups on many issues, including relationships, mental health, spiritual growth, behavioral problems, trauma, parenting, adoption/foster care, play therapy & crisis response. She has 20+ yrs experience helping children, teens, adults, professionals, ministers, & leadership in non-profit organizations. Licensed Clinical Social Worker- MD, VA, TN, NC, & GA. Univ of MD, School of Social Work; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Messiah College; Approved Supervisor for Clinical /Licensure Supervision (SW'ers). Kim is on faculty at Covenant College teaching social work & counseling.
(423) 635-7790 x102 View (423) 635-7790 x102
Photo of Jordan Klett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28306, NC
Jordan Klett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306  (Online Only)
I want to encourage those looking right now. Considering therapy and starting therapy is a huge step and there is hope. I approach each client as an individual, working with their strengths to find real solutions to the issues they are facing. It is important to me to really understand each client and hear them, rather than labeling them. I have work with clients struggling with behavioral concerns and emotional disruptions, stemming from life experiences and trauma. I strive to bring hope and healing to help clients THRIVE.
I want to encourage those looking right now. Considering therapy and starting therapy is a huge step and there is hope. I approach each client as an individual, working with their strengths to find real solutions to the issues they are facing. It is important to me to really understand each client and hear them, rather than labeling them. I have work with clients struggling with behavioral concerns and emotional disruptions, stemming from life experiences and trauma. I strive to bring hope and healing to help clients THRIVE.
(910) 679-9501 View (910) 679-9501
Photo of Donald Sanders, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28306, NC
Donald Sanders
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone may experience unfortunate circumstances during their lifetime. When this happens, we may need a helping hand in managing our difficulties. It takes a brave person to ask for assistance but this is the first step in the healing process. If you would like for me to be that helping hand, please contact me. I offer Tele-Counseling at various times in order to meet the busy schedules that many people have in their lives. Please feel free to email me and request an appointment.
I believe that everyone may experience unfortunate circumstances during their lifetime. When this happens, we may need a helping hand in managing our difficulties. It takes a brave person to ask for assistance but this is the first step in the healing process. If you would like for me to be that helping hand, please contact me. I offer Tele-Counseling at various times in order to meet the busy schedules that many people have in their lives. Please feel free to email me and request an appointment.
(919) 726-0353 View (919) 726-0353
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T&T Helping Hands, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A, CSW/RI
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306
The ideal client is someone who is willing and wants to work in therapy and is open to change. The client is flexible willing to try new things and adapt to change. The client is committed to making therapy a priority in their life.
The ideal client is someone who is willing and wants to work in therapy and is open to change. The client is flexible willing to try new things and adapt to change. The client is committed to making therapy a priority in their life.
(910) 714-9256 View (910) 714-9256
Photo of Cindy Garrett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28306, NC
Cindy Garrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306
If you feel like you are needing someone to talk too, I am here to listen. I make a conscience effort to understand your whole environment so I am better equipped to help you through your therapeutic journey. I currently have availability at a farm, where we are able to implement equine-assisted therapy intervention to further your change process.
If you feel like you are needing someone to talk too, I am here to listen. I make a conscience effort to understand your whole environment so I am better equipped to help you through your therapeutic journey. I currently have availability at a farm, where we are able to implement equine-assisted therapy intervention to further your change process.
(910) 886-1476 View (910) 886-1476
Photo of Kelly Jo Hart, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28306, NC
Kelly Jo Hart
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306  (Online Only)
Are you in the place in your life where you just feel done? You feel alone. Every relationship ends in disaster and heartbreak. Whether it is a romantic relationship or a friendship you just seem to pick the wrong people. You often feel disposable and rejected because all the people you want end up leaving you. You hear about people that have found their people and you wonder when will it be your day. When will you find the right relationships that bring you the quality relationships you dream of having. You feel too weak and paralyzed to try again only to find more heartbreak.
Are you in the place in your life where you just feel done? You feel alone. Every relationship ends in disaster and heartbreak. Whether it is a romantic relationship or a friendship you just seem to pick the wrong people. You often feel disposable and rejected because all the people you want end up leaving you. You hear about people that have found their people and you wonder when will it be your day. When will you find the right relationships that bring you the quality relationships you dream of having. You feel too weak and paralyzed to try again only to find more heartbreak.
(910) 335-2652 View (910) 335-2652
Photo of Clare Tran Burnett, Counselor in 28306, NC
Clare Tran Burnett
Counselor, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306  (Online Only)
In this ever-changing and evolving world, we are all feeling some confusion, perhaps isolation, and a little anxiety in our lives. I see this in my clients’ lives and in my own. Therefore, I am dedicated to working with adults and teens in individual and couples counseling because I can empathize and help people learn new tools to live a healthier, more joyous life. Trauma, relationships, and even family can sometimes negatively affect us. I strive to empower people to become unstuck and move forward with more positivity and strategies to make great changes for themselves.
In this ever-changing and evolving world, we are all feeling some confusion, perhaps isolation, and a little anxiety in our lives. I see this in my clients’ lives and in my own. Therefore, I am dedicated to working with adults and teens in individual and couples counseling because I can empathize and help people learn new tools to live a healthier, more joyous life. Trauma, relationships, and even family can sometimes negatively affect us. I strive to empower people to become unstuck and move forward with more positivity and strategies to make great changes for themselves.
(910) 708-4820 View (910) 708-4820
Photo of Madeline Patalano, Licensed clinical mental health counselor in 28306, NC
Madeline Patalano
Licensed clinical mental health counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Life can be brutal, can't it?! Can you remember that time in life when you were happy, like top of the world scream it from the rooftops happy? In that moment, everything was right in your world and then well, life happened. Now you look back and have so many questions...What happened? Let me tell you, you are not alone! We've all been there in some season of life. But who says this can't make us better!
Life can be brutal, can't it?! Can you remember that time in life when you were happy, like top of the world scream it from the rooftops happy? In that moment, everything was right in your world and then well, life happened. Now you look back and have so many questions...What happened? Let me tell you, you are not alone! We've all been there in some season of life. But who says this can't make us better!
(888) 588-7183 View (888) 588-7183
Photo of Jerry Wagner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28306, NC
Jerry Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306  (Online Only)
Life is filled with ups and downs. Depression, anxiety, and grief are among the most common reasons people seek a counselor. There is good reason for optimism- for many, these challenges are temporary. Any significant life event can cause upsets and create hardships adjusting. You are certainly not alone. Small steps and changes can lead to big differences in lives. Goals need to be reasonable and not overwhelming, accomplished at the client's pace. I often ask clients if we are moving too fast..or too slow? Spirituality is important, and I recognize the impact that a person's culture, values, and faith can have in the process.
Life is filled with ups and downs. Depression, anxiety, and grief are among the most common reasons people seek a counselor. There is good reason for optimism- for many, these challenges are temporary. Any significant life event can cause upsets and create hardships adjusting. You are certainly not alone. Small steps and changes can lead to big differences in lives. Goals need to be reasonable and not overwhelming, accomplished at the client's pace. I often ask clients if we are moving too fast..or too slow? Spirituality is important, and I recognize the impact that a person's culture, values, and faith can have in the process.
(828) 818-8832 View (828) 818-8832
Photo of Torrie L. Powell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28306, NC
Torrie L. Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Embark on your transformative journey with us! If you're seeking the path to self-discovery, you've found the perfect space. We meet you exactly where you are, tailoring achievable goals to your unique needs. Specializing in supporting women dealing with trauma, anxiety, and depression, our environment fosters personal growth. Ready to embrace the next chapter of your life? Reach out to start this empowering journey with a simple call. I'm here to guide you, making the process engaging and encouraging your journey towards positive change.
Embark on your transformative journey with us! If you're seeking the path to self-discovery, you've found the perfect space. We meet you exactly where you are, tailoring achievable goals to your unique needs. Specializing in supporting women dealing with trauma, anxiety, and depression, our environment fosters personal growth. Ready to embrace the next chapter of your life? Reach out to start this empowering journey with a simple call. I'm here to guide you, making the process engaging and encouraging your journey towards positive change.
(910) 601-9545 View (910) 601-9545
Photo of Tanisha Jackson, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28306, NC
Tanisha Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC-S, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel as though the road is too rocky for you to continue to walk on without a little guidance? At times does the path become unclear that you want to stop walking? Sometimes we ask ourselves "How can I live if I can not trust myself fully?" These questions about life are common and you are not alone in this journey to fulfillment. Talking through your questions about life without fear, anxiety or judgement can bring you peace and serenity. You're welcome to come to the non-judgement zone to start your journey of self discovery and create a life of mental wellness with me.
Do you ever feel as though the road is too rocky for you to continue to walk on without a little guidance? At times does the path become unclear that you want to stop walking? Sometimes we ask ourselves "How can I live if I can not trust myself fully?" These questions about life are common and you are not alone in this journey to fulfillment. Talking through your questions about life without fear, anxiety or judgement can bring you peace and serenity. You're welcome to come to the non-judgement zone to start your journey of self discovery and create a life of mental wellness with me.
(910) 387-0919 View (910) 387-0919
Photo of Lynette Davis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28306, NC
Lynette Davis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306  (Online Only)
Exploring the stuck places of your life with someone who is nonjudgmental and goal-focused can be a real game changer, moving you forward toward your hopes and dreams. I not only listen, but help you to solve problems. I am a psychotherapist working with individuals and families to reduce mood, relationship conflicts, and parenting concerns. We target specific goals of change and identify steps toward those goals. I use science-based interventions exploring past and current patterns that hold you back from making progress. Most of my clinical experience has been treating depression, anxiety, grief, bipolar, trauma, and PTSD.
Exploring the stuck places of your life with someone who is nonjudgmental and goal-focused can be a real game changer, moving you forward toward your hopes and dreams. I not only listen, but help you to solve problems. I am a psychotherapist working with individuals and families to reduce mood, relationship conflicts, and parenting concerns. We target specific goals of change and identify steps toward those goals. I use science-based interventions exploring past and current patterns that hold you back from making progress. Most of my clinical experience has been treating depression, anxiety, grief, bipolar, trauma, and PTSD.
(910) 387-4393 View (910) 387-4393
Photo of Holly Russell, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 28306, NC
Holly Russell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NC 28306
As a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist, my therapeutic journey is guided by a collaborative approach aimed at fostering resilient relationships. With a profound understanding of relational dynamics, I am committed to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate emotional wounds and destructive coping strategies. My mission is to guide clients towards self-discovery, living with integrity, finding balance, and fostering healthy attachments to those they love. I specialize in addressing a spectrum of challenges, including infidelity and trust issues, trauma, process addictions, and intimacy and sex related concerns.
As a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist, my therapeutic journey is guided by a collaborative approach aimed at fostering resilient relationships. With a profound understanding of relational dynamics, I am committed to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate emotional wounds and destructive coping strategies. My mission is to guide clients towards self-discovery, living with integrity, finding balance, and fostering healthy attachments to those they love. I specialize in addressing a spectrum of challenges, including infidelity and trust issues, trauma, process addictions, and intimacy and sex related concerns.
(910) 606-4885 View (910) 606-4885
Photo of Ally Hughes-Risen, Counselor in 28306, NC
Ally Hughes-Risen
Counselor, AAS, BA, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Searching for a therapist can be a challenge and it takes a lot of courage to reach out for therapy. I'm glad you're here! I specialize in helping children, adolescents, young adults, college students, and parents who are looking for help in navigating through these different and sometimes difficult stages of life. I offer individual counseling and couples counseling services. As well, I offer faith-based counseling services and am LGBTQ+ allied. I am here to walk with you through this journey towards better mental health!
Searching for a therapist can be a challenge and it takes a lot of courage to reach out for therapy. I'm glad you're here! I specialize in helping children, adolescents, young adults, college students, and parents who are looking for help in navigating through these different and sometimes difficult stages of life. I offer individual counseling and couples counseling services. As well, I offer faith-based counseling services and am LGBTQ+ allied. I am here to walk with you through this journey towards better mental health!
(910) 828-2191 View (910) 828-2191
Photo of Elizabeth Monge, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28306, NC
Elizabeth Monge
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NC 28306  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you're the only one who is overwhelmed by it all and struggling to function in your life? Do you have things that have happened in your life that you can't get past to live the life you want for yourself? The good news, is you're not actually the only one, and the better news is that, in most cases, therapy can help. I'm a pretty practical person, so I value simple, real-world ways to manage the things going on in your life.
Do you ever feel like you're the only one who is overwhelmed by it all and struggling to function in your life? Do you have things that have happened in your life that you can't get past to live the life you want for yourself? The good news, is you're not actually the only one, and the better news is that, in most cases, therapy can help. I'm a pretty practical person, so I value simple, real-world ways to manage the things going on in your life.
(910) 405-1340 View (910) 405-1340

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28306

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 28306 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
74% Grief
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28306 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28306?

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.