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Che Hurt Ward
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
Its a TOXIC WORLD, social media and COVID have devastated our lives and caused so much pain. Its hard to know where to turn and who can actually understand or help. Having somewhere to go where you are understood and accepted is the first step. What comes after is amazing!
Its a TOXIC WORLD, social media and COVID have devastated our lives and caused so much pain. Its hard to know where to turn and who can actually understand or help. Having somewhere to go where you are understood and accepted is the first step. What comes after is amazing!
(252) 599-5027 View (252) 599-5027
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Dana Duke
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Havelock, NC 28532
Everyone has times in their life that are challenging, confusing, and/or hard to figure out. Life gets that way sometimes. There is wisdom in seeking help to sort through these challenges. Sometimes a professional can help you see things from a different angle, provide other thoughts to consider, and be there with you as you figure out the hard things in life. We all want the very best for our marriages, our children, our families, and yes, even ourselves- at home and at work. Sometimes we experience unimaginable, unspeakable trauma. There is hope for the future, hope for your life, beyond what happened. Life gets better.
Everyone has times in their life that are challenging, confusing, and/or hard to figure out. Life gets that way sometimes. There is wisdom in seeking help to sort through these challenges. Sometimes a professional can help you see things from a different angle, provide other thoughts to consider, and be there with you as you figure out the hard things in life. We all want the very best for our marriages, our children, our families, and yes, even ourselves- at home and at work. Sometimes we experience unimaginable, unspeakable trauma. There is hope for the future, hope for your life, beyond what happened. Life gets better.
(252) 376-9614 View (252) 376-9614
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Hurt and Healing Behavioral Health and Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
HEALING IS AN ACTION WORD. It can be overwhelming finding a therapist. Reaching out for help can be difficult in itself. You’ve already taken the biggest step! Its important that the provider you choose understand you as an individual, your needs, YOUR definition of the problem (not anyone else’s). Even if we are not the best fit for you, we can provide a safe, confidential space to examine your needs in order to find the best provider for you.
HEALING IS AN ACTION WORD. It can be overwhelming finding a therapist. Reaching out for help can be difficult in itself. You’ve already taken the biggest step! Its important that the provider you choose understand you as an individual, your needs, YOUR definition of the problem (not anyone else’s). Even if we are not the best fit for you, we can provide a safe, confidential space to examine your needs in order to find the best provider for you.
(252) 652-6047 View (252) 652-6047
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Inna K Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
I believe counseling is a process by which we gain insight into ourselves.It is my responsibility to provide you with a safe environment to explore your thoughts and feelings. I use a combination of therapies, cognitive behavioral, reality based, person centered and motivational interviewing. I understand that every individual &situation is different, I will adapt to best fit the you. We will look at your cognitions and behaviors, to understand where you are and where you hope to be. My goal is to provide you with the strength to succeed, & with tangible resources and techniques that you can use outside of the counseling session.
I believe counseling is a process by which we gain insight into ourselves.It is my responsibility to provide you with a safe environment to explore your thoughts and feelings. I use a combination of therapies, cognitive behavioral, reality based, person centered and motivational interviewing. I understand that every individual &situation is different, I will adapt to best fit the you. We will look at your cognitions and behaviors, to understand where you are and where you hope to be. My goal is to provide you with the strength to succeed, & with tangible resources and techniques that you can use outside of the counseling session.
(252) 654-9675 View (252) 654-9675
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Patricia A Toth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532  (Online Only)
I bring a unique perspective to my counseling practice. It is a gift to be able to point my clients towards their innate inner health via three Principles (Mind, Consciousness, and Thought) that, when understood, taps into our natural wisdom and common sense. This is an inside out process that heightens awareness to bring forth new insightful thinking. This inside-out understanding, fresh in the moment, bubbles up creativity to solve problems, enhance relationships, & brings good feelings for a meaningful, satisfying life. This is an experiential, not an intellectual process that is rich, fresh, and rewarding because it is the genuine self.
I bring a unique perspective to my counseling practice. It is a gift to be able to point my clients towards their innate inner health via three Principles (Mind, Consciousness, and Thought) that, when understood, taps into our natural wisdom and common sense. This is an inside out process that heightens awareness to bring forth new insightful thinking. This inside-out understanding, fresh in the moment, bubbles up creativity to solve problems, enhance relationships, & brings good feelings for a meaningful, satisfying life. This is an experiential, not an intellectual process that is rich, fresh, and rewarding because it is the genuine self.
(252) 392-4371 View (252) 392-4371
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Deborah Ashway
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
EMDR Trained and Certified. Many people find themselves stuck in unconscious patterns that obstruct success, joy and the life they were meant to live. I work with you in exploring your daily patterns and how your experiences may have shaped you. After careful assessment, we work together to establish minor adjustments that set you on a course of optimal balance. Small changes can have profound effects. We target the root of the emotions, which have positive results in enhancing self-confidence, relationships, career, success, and ultimately bringing you back to your highest, most authentic self where you can experience true joy.
EMDR Trained and Certified. Many people find themselves stuck in unconscious patterns that obstruct success, joy and the life they were meant to live. I work with you in exploring your daily patterns and how your experiences may have shaped you. After careful assessment, we work together to establish minor adjustments that set you on a course of optimal balance. Small changes can have profound effects. We target the root of the emotions, which have positive results in enhancing self-confidence, relationships, career, success, and ultimately bringing you back to your highest, most authentic self where you can experience true joy.
(252) 424-0630 View (252) 424-0630
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Susan A Lansche
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
Years of working with women, families and couples continues to teach me that what is valued most is relationship and a sense of being heard. For most,the therapeutic relationship and discovery of their "voice" is the beginning of transformation. What a gift for me to be part of that process. Working from the framework of Person Centered Therapy, I marvel over my client's determination and abilities to overcome their depression, anxiety, co-dependency, use of substances, and negative self images (that developed as a result of abusive histories and/or unresolved grief). Holistically heart, mind and spirit!
Years of working with women, families and couples continues to teach me that what is valued most is relationship and a sense of being heard. For most,the therapeutic relationship and discovery of their "voice" is the beginning of transformation. What a gift for me to be part of that process. Working from the framework of Person Centered Therapy, I marvel over my client's determination and abilities to overcome their depression, anxiety, co-dependency, use of substances, and negative self images (that developed as a result of abusive histories and/or unresolved grief). Holistically heart, mind and spirit!
(252) 410-1944 View (252) 410-1944
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MacMoran Counseling and Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Havelock, NC 28532
As a seasoned professional in the addiction treatment field, my 20 years of clinical experience covers a wide variety of issues that face individuals and their families. In collaboration with my clients, I provide an individually customized success plan. We face the issues of this life in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where healing happens, hope is restored, and growth becomes the inevitable outcome.
As a seasoned professional in the addiction treatment field, my 20 years of clinical experience covers a wide variety of issues that face individuals and their families. In collaboration with my clients, I provide an individually customized success plan. We face the issues of this life in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where healing happens, hope is restored, and growth becomes the inevitable outcome.
(252) 677-9976 View (252) 677-9976
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Kirsten Sonstegard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Havelock, NC 28532
I enjoy helping people become who they want to be and realize their potential. I offer sessions for individuals, couples and families. We'll work together to create an action plan to help you achieve your goals; to help you examine and change your thought patterns; and practice actions to find healing, growth and healthy relationships in your life.
I enjoy helping people become who they want to be and realize their potential. I offer sessions for individuals, couples and families. We'll work together to create an action plan to help you achieve your goals; to help you examine and change your thought patterns; and practice actions to find healing, growth and healthy relationships in your life.
(202) 697-2516 View (202) 697-2516
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Dr. Dacia Terry
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
From my experiences as a veteran, wife, daughter, mother, and a licensed marriage & family therapist, I have a great appreciation for the healing that can occur when life's difficulties are confronted and understood in the context of relationships. Research shows that more progress is made when individuals have natural supports involved in their treatment. These supports may come in the form of family members, friends, significant others, coworkers, or another professional in your life.
From my experiences as a veteran, wife, daughter, mother, and a licensed marriage & family therapist, I have a great appreciation for the healing that can occur when life's difficulties are confronted and understood in the context of relationships. Research shows that more progress is made when individuals have natural supports involved in their treatment. These supports may come in the form of family members, friends, significant others, coworkers, or another professional in your life.
(252) 525-4803 View (252) 525-4803
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Ronald D. Blanchard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
I am trauma focused and work with people suffering from PTSD, trauma, (especially veterans and first responders). depression, anxiety, grief, transition, military issues, separation or divorce and substance use disorders/recovery. During our initial sessions, we will form a therapeutic partnership and delve deeply into the issues at hand and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Most of my clients see a significant lifting of symptoms within the first month and sustained improvement thereafter. My philosophy of counseling is built on unconditional positive regard.
I am trauma focused and work with people suffering from PTSD, trauma, (especially veterans and first responders). depression, anxiety, grief, transition, military issues, separation or divorce and substance use disorders/recovery. During our initial sessions, we will form a therapeutic partnership and delve deeply into the issues at hand and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Most of my clients see a significant lifting of symptoms within the first month and sustained improvement thereafter. My philosophy of counseling is built on unconditional positive regard.
(252) 424-6401 View (252) 424-6401
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First Wave Coastal Counseling Services PLLC
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Havelock, NC 28532
Do you find life overwhelming at times and afraid of the next “storm” coming? Do you sometimes wake up wishing the day was already over? Do you question if life will ever get any better than this? Do you feel misunderstood, unheard, or disconnected from other important people in your life? Life doesn’t have to be this difficult. And you shouldn’t have to walk this journey alone. Populations I primarily serve include both adolescents (ages 11+) and adults. I also identify as an LGBTQIA ally.
Do you find life overwhelming at times and afraid of the next “storm” coming? Do you sometimes wake up wishing the day was already over? Do you question if life will ever get any better than this? Do you feel misunderstood, unheard, or disconnected from other important people in your life? Life doesn’t have to be this difficult. And you shouldn’t have to walk this journey alone. Populations I primarily serve include both adolescents (ages 11+) and adults. I also identify as an LGBTQIA ally.
(252) 254-2496 View (252) 254-2496
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Aurey Rodriguez
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
Waitlist for new clients
This journey that we call life can be bumpy and many times unpredictable, but with the right tools you will be equipped to tackle what may come your way ( life transitions, anxiety, motherhood, self-esteem, negative mindsets, people pleasers, and much more) I'm here to walk alongside you, provide a safe space that will enable you to voice out all those hidden emotions, identify patterns and triggers and empower you to make healthy decisions in life. Ofresco Terapia en Español.
This journey that we call life can be bumpy and many times unpredictable, but with the right tools you will be equipped to tackle what may come your way ( life transitions, anxiety, motherhood, self-esteem, negative mindsets, people pleasers, and much more) I'm here to walk alongside you, provide a safe space that will enable you to voice out all those hidden emotions, identify patterns and triggers and empower you to make healthy decisions in life. Ofresco Terapia en Español.
(252) 375-4252 View (252) 375-4252
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Alex Bonicelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Havelock, NC 28532
Finding a therapist you can trust is key when pursuing mental health services. I believe that all aspects of a client's life are relevant and contribute to their overall mental health. I work with individuals/ families experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, irregular mood, stress, trauma, and behavioral issues. I also work with clients who are having a hard time adjusting to life changes, grief, and loss. I utilize a variety of interventions in order to provide the best quality of treatment for each client.
Finding a therapist you can trust is key when pursuing mental health services. I believe that all aspects of a client's life are relevant and contribute to their overall mental health. I work with individuals/ families experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, irregular mood, stress, trauma, and behavioral issues. I also work with clients who are having a hard time adjusting to life changes, grief, and loss. I utilize a variety of interventions in order to provide the best quality of treatment for each client.
(252) 254-2444 View (252) 254-2444
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Kailey C Sykes
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
Step into a safe and welcoming space for personal growth! My goal is to create a friendly atmosphere where you can freely express your emotions and experiences, knowing that you will be met understanding and support. At OTFC, we are a faith-based practice that values diversity and welcomes individuals from all backgrounds. Whether you are going through life changes, dealing with anxiety or depression, or facing any other challenges, I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and personal fulfillment.
Step into a safe and welcoming space for personal growth! My goal is to create a friendly atmosphere where you can freely express your emotions and experiences, knowing that you will be met understanding and support. At OTFC, we are a faith-based practice that values diversity and welcomes individuals from all backgrounds. Whether you are going through life changes, dealing with anxiety or depression, or facing any other challenges, I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and personal fulfillment.
(252) 899-2697 View (252) 899-2697
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Alliance Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Havelock, NC 28532
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in North Carolina. My approach is trauma informed and client centered. I use elements of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy depending on you as my client and your needs. Therapy is as individual as each client and is not a one size fits all process. I've worked with adults at all life stages from young adulthood through senior citizen. I want to work with you to find the approach that works best for you and your expectations of therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in North Carolina. My approach is trauma informed and client centered. I use elements of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy depending on you as my client and your needs. Therapy is as individual as each client and is not a one size fits all process. I've worked with adults at all life stages from young adulthood through senior citizen. I want to work with you to find the approach that works best for you and your expectations of therapy.
(252) 346-6226 View (252) 346-6226
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Carol Schubert
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Havelock, NC 28532
Accepting New Clients. My passion is working with people who are teetering in crisis mode and want to establish peace in their life. Sometimes the crisis can be a trauma or it might be a marital or family conflict. I enjoy helping people who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and addiction/recovery. I am comfortable working with military families, and I appreciate cultural differences. I want to help you identify your struggle, explore all potential solutions, and develop goals to overcome the obstacles.
Accepting New Clients. My passion is working with people who are teetering in crisis mode and want to establish peace in their life. Sometimes the crisis can be a trauma or it might be a marital or family conflict. I enjoy helping people who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and addiction/recovery. I am comfortable working with military families, and I appreciate cultural differences. I want to help you identify your struggle, explore all potential solutions, and develop goals to overcome the obstacles.
(252) 592-6487 View (252) 592-6487
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Tandy Hale
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, ATR-BC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Havelock, NC 28532
With a deep specialization in PTSD, cPTSD and a wide range of mental health issues, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table. As a certified EMDR practitioner, a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a member of The American Art Therapy Association, I have honed my skills in working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. One of my strongest convictions lies in the transformative potential of art and psychodynamic theory. I have witnessed firsthand how artistic expression can be a powerful tool for healing, enabling individuals to navigate their emotions and gain profound insight.
With a deep specialization in PTSD, cPTSD and a wide range of mental health issues, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table. As a certified EMDR practitioner, a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a member of The American Art Therapy Association, I have honed my skills in working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. One of my strongest convictions lies in the transformative potential of art and psychodynamic theory. I have witnessed firsthand how artistic expression can be a powerful tool for healing, enabling individuals to navigate their emotions and gain profound insight.
(252) 888-3326 View (252) 888-3326
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R. David Morrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Havelock, NC 28532
Accepting New Clients: Is your dream of living happily ever after with your spouse becoming a frustrating nightmare? Does your conflict with your spouse devolve into criticism of each other? Do you feel like you are constantly defending yourself and developing feelings of contempt for your spouse? Has communication almost completely stopped? Have you or your spouse had an affair or been unfaithful by spending time, energy, and financial resources on things that do not represent the commitments you made to each other? If so, I hear you, and I have been there.
Accepting New Clients: Is your dream of living happily ever after with your spouse becoming a frustrating nightmare? Does your conflict with your spouse devolve into criticism of each other? Do you feel like you are constantly defending yourself and developing feelings of contempt for your spouse? Has communication almost completely stopped? Have you or your spouse had an affair or been unfaithful by spending time, energy, and financial resources on things that do not represent the commitments you made to each other? If so, I hear you, and I have been there.
(252) 254-2983 View (252) 254-2983
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Tracye Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Havelock, NC 28532
01/04/2024 - Now accepting new clients! Limited openings for Saturday morning appointments. You're worried about your teenager or young adult. They seem stressed out and are struggling to do the things that used to do easily. Maybe they are acting out with friends or family, or worse yet - isolating from everyone. Life happens! We go through things in life, some things we have control over and some we don’t. Let’s work together to assist you with navigating through this thing called Life. I am passionate about providing you with a safe and secure place to discuss your thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors. Things can get better!
01/04/2024 - Now accepting new clients! Limited openings for Saturday morning appointments. You're worried about your teenager or young adult. They seem stressed out and are struggling to do the things that used to do easily. Maybe they are acting out with friends or family, or worse yet - isolating from everyone. Life happens! We go through things in life, some things we have control over and some we don’t. Let’s work together to assist you with navigating through this thing called Life. I am passionate about providing you with a safe and secure place to discuss your thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors. Things can get better!
(252) 651-4769 View (252) 651-4769

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28532

30+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in 28532 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
82% Grief
82% Coping Skills
79% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% MedCost
68% Aetna

How Therapists in 28532 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28532?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.