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Alicia Gouge
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Not accepting new clients
Alicia is a NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor serving in Carteret County, North Carolina.  She serves teens, adults, and couples through professional, evidence-based counseling.
Alicia is a NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor serving in Carteret County, North Carolina.  She serves teens, adults, and couples through professional, evidence-based counseling.
(252) 256-9912 View (252) 256-9912
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Erica Elliott
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
I see therapy as an invaluable tool & asset, which can heal, empower & enrich one's life. I am committed to joining you wherever you are -- sadness, joy, discomfort, feeling "stuck,” or all of the above. By embracing ALL of what we feel -- the positive, the painful, and the uncertainty -- I believe that we achieve more enlightened, fulfilled lives. My belief is that over time we can build a foundation to create a safe and trusting space to make it easier to share your experiences and challenges.
I see therapy as an invaluable tool & asset, which can heal, empower & enrich one's life. I am committed to joining you wherever you are -- sadness, joy, discomfort, feeling "stuck,” or all of the above. By embracing ALL of what we feel -- the positive, the painful, and the uncertainty -- I believe that we achieve more enlightened, fulfilled lives. My belief is that over time we can build a foundation to create a safe and trusting space to make it easier to share your experiences and challenges.
(252) 618-1773 View (252) 618-1773
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Lisa Harden
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
I love my work with children, teens, and families. I am driven by my passion to help others discover their potential by using individualized methods to fit the needs of those I work with. I have found that many couples get lost in the day-to-day activities losing track of each others needs. I enjoy helping couples learn new skills that can help them reconnect and learn to navigate life stages together. Children and teens are faced with many societal pressures that can be challenging for adults to understand. By working collaboratively the discovery of healthy communication can benefit families.
I love my work with children, teens, and families. I am driven by my passion to help others discover their potential by using individualized methods to fit the needs of those I work with. I have found that many couples get lost in the day-to-day activities losing track of each others needs. I enjoy helping couples learn new skills that can help them reconnect and learn to navigate life stages together. Children and teens are faced with many societal pressures that can be challenging for adults to understand. By working collaboratively the discovery of healthy communication can benefit families.
(910) 501-2035 View (910) 501-2035
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Meaghan Gregg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Your marriage stopped being equal a while ago. You’re not sure when, but it isn’t what you wanted. You don’t know what to do – your girlfriends are tired of hearing it, your sister is pressuring you, you can't even tell your mom and dad, they love your spouse. But this isn’t working and you need space to talk about it. After years of being together, you’re realizing you need more from your relationship. It’s turning into something you don’t want – suffocating, loveless, resentful, we could go on. Your spouse is no longer your person, and although you don’t know if you can stay, you don’t know if you’re ready to go.
Your marriage stopped being equal a while ago. You’re not sure when, but it isn’t what you wanted. You don’t know what to do – your girlfriends are tired of hearing it, your sister is pressuring you, you can't even tell your mom and dad, they love your spouse. But this isn’t working and you need space to talk about it. After years of being together, you’re realizing you need more from your relationship. It’s turning into something you don’t want – suffocating, loveless, resentful, we could go on. Your spouse is no longer your person, and although you don’t know if you can stay, you don’t know if you’re ready to go.
(252) 512-5098 View (252) 512-5098
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Stephen Scott Radosevich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
I am a compassionate, caring, and non-judgmental individual who enjoys working with people indiscriminate of ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, religion, or age. I consider myself a student of life, and I believe that individuals are the authority of their own lives. I seek to come alongside individuals, parents, couples, and families who find themselves alone and/or suffering in order to empower, support, and provide new perspectives on complicated and overwhelming problems.
I am a compassionate, caring, and non-judgmental individual who enjoys working with people indiscriminate of ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, religion, or age. I consider myself a student of life, and I believe that individuals are the authority of their own lives. I seek to come alongside individuals, parents, couples, and families who find themselves alone and/or suffering in order to empower, support, and provide new perspectives on complicated and overwhelming problems.
(252) 516-6545 View (252) 516-6545
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Rachel Maynard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557
I’m so happy you’re here! My name is Rachel, I’m a licensed clinical social worker and addiction specialist in Morehead City, NC. I use a person-centered relational approach to therapy, meaning I want to get to know you for you and develop a trusting therapeutic relationship. I want to know about your family, pets, hobbies, and goals - anything that makes you, you! This allows us to collaborate and create a personalized plan for you and your treatment with consideration to everything that makes you who you are! I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
I’m so happy you’re here! My name is Rachel, I’m a licensed clinical social worker and addiction specialist in Morehead City, NC. I use a person-centered relational approach to therapy, meaning I want to get to know you for you and develop a trusting therapeutic relationship. I want to know about your family, pets, hobbies, and goals - anything that makes you, you! This allows us to collaborate and create a personalized plan for you and your treatment with consideration to everything that makes you who you are! I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
(252) 307-7243 View (252) 307-7243
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Laurel Boone Gowen
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
I provide a caring and non-judgemental approach in my counseling services. Therapy can be a big step and I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment. Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Do you feel ready for a change but keep finding yourself repeating old behaviors and patterns? My counseling approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused therapy. With expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)and Solution-Focused Therapy, I offer a comprehensive approach to mental wellness.
I provide a caring and non-judgemental approach in my counseling services. Therapy can be a big step and I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment. Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Do you feel ready for a change but keep finding yourself repeating old behaviors and patterns? My counseling approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused therapy. With expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)and Solution-Focused Therapy, I offer a comprehensive approach to mental wellness.
(252) 306-3051 View (252) 306-3051
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Carly Silverthorne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Let’s begin preparing for tomorrow, today. As a clinician my hope is to foster a therapeutic environment that prepares us for an improved tomorrow. When engaging you, your child, and/or your family in outpatient therapy, I have every intention of creating a treatment approach that is fully tailored to achieve your goals and target your needs. There are life challenges, personal struggles, and emotional difficulties that impact our daily living. That is where I come in. Individualizing therapeutic interventions is precisely how we will prepare ourselves for the “tomorrows” and make growth along this journey.
Let’s begin preparing for tomorrow, today. As a clinician my hope is to foster a therapeutic environment that prepares us for an improved tomorrow. When engaging you, your child, and/or your family in outpatient therapy, I have every intention of creating a treatment approach that is fully tailored to achieve your goals and target your needs. There are life challenges, personal struggles, and emotional difficulties that impact our daily living. That is where I come in. Individualizing therapeutic interventions is precisely how we will prepare ourselves for the “tomorrows” and make growth along this journey.
(252) 648-6635 View (252) 648-6635
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Richard Hunter Chadwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAS, LCMHC-S, ABD
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
An ideal client is a person wanting to explore meaning in life, means of improvement, freedom from bondage or other factors that deter them from realizing their dreams. They may want Christian counseling or simply to understand how they can reach their goals. They are motivated to embrace life in a purposeful way, moving towards the changes they seek for their well-being. They may present with issues in mental or behavioral health, including mental illness or addictions, and are seeking ways to help prevent or lessen the presenting problems in their life. They may want to cultivate their relationship with Jesus Christ.
An ideal client is a person wanting to explore meaning in life, means of improvement, freedom from bondage or other factors that deter them from realizing their dreams. They may want Christian counseling or simply to understand how they can reach their goals. They are motivated to embrace life in a purposeful way, moving towards the changes they seek for their well-being. They may present with issues in mental or behavioral health, including mental illness or addictions, and are seeking ways to help prevent or lessen the presenting problems in their life. They may want to cultivate their relationship with Jesus Christ.
(252) 254-2777 View (252) 254-2777
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Elizabeth Spires
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
I help women who feel stuck & overwhelmed regain control of their lives. My clients struggle as you do. Despite being smart, hardworking & motivated, life is hard. When they first come in they feel exhausted, angry & alone. They put others’ needs before their own & worry saying “no” will disappoint loved ones. Their relationships are suffering. They aren’t the partner, friend, daughter, & colleague they want to be. Before my clients came to see me, they felt guilty for feeling drained & frustrated. They feared the rollercoaster of emotions would go on forever. They worried no one would ever understand what they were going through.
I help women who feel stuck & overwhelmed regain control of their lives. My clients struggle as you do. Despite being smart, hardworking & motivated, life is hard. When they first come in they feel exhausted, angry & alone. They put others’ needs before their own & worry saying “no” will disappoint loved ones. Their relationships are suffering. They aren’t the partner, friend, daughter, & colleague they want to be. Before my clients came to see me, they felt guilty for feeling drained & frustrated. They feared the rollercoaster of emotions would go on forever. They worried no one would ever understand what they were going through.
(252) 484-6937 View (252) 484-6937
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Ashlea Staunch-Humphries, LCSW (Remote NC only)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Ashlea utilizes dynamic, client-centered therapeutic methods to uncover the root causes of distress and transform negative patterns that arise from personal trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, court and medical issues, and relationship conflicts. As a court-certified, abuse and trauma expert, her clinical experience and certifications include: EMDR Levels 1 & 2, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman, Forensic Interviewing, Nia Blue Belt, mindfulness, and Transcendental Meditation (TM). She is a cancer survivor who connects from the heart.
Ashlea utilizes dynamic, client-centered therapeutic methods to uncover the root causes of distress and transform negative patterns that arise from personal trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, court and medical issues, and relationship conflicts. As a court-certified, abuse and trauma expert, her clinical experience and certifications include: EMDR Levels 1 & 2, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman, Forensic Interviewing, Nia Blue Belt, mindfulness, and Transcendental Meditation (TM). She is a cancer survivor who connects from the heart.
(252) 512-4061 View (252) 512-4061
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Anita C Pardo
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
What would be my ideal client? An adult with Trauma, Codependency, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Grief or Chronic Pain that needs virtual sessions. If a person has limited time or transportation, Telemedicine is available to meet their needs but still in a way that is personal. Individualized care in a Judgement Free Zone is offered to any person with any background. All stories are welcomed.
What would be my ideal client? An adult with Trauma, Codependency, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Grief or Chronic Pain that needs virtual sessions. If a person has limited time or transportation, Telemedicine is available to meet their needs but still in a way that is personal. Individualized care in a Judgement Free Zone is offered to any person with any background. All stories are welcomed.
(252) 675-4923 View (252) 675-4923
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Real Talk Counseling Services, PLLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557
I am pursuing full licensure as a mental health counselor. I offer a place to come and sit and be yourself. Where you are, is important to me. I aim to meet you where you are in your walk of life. I have lived a lot of life and have personal experiences that drove me and inspired me to become the counselor I am today. You want freedom and peace, and it is all within you. My mission and passion is to help you find that, and to be able to give yourself permission to keep going. Don't Give up on you!
I am pursuing full licensure as a mental health counselor. I offer a place to come and sit and be yourself. Where you are, is important to me. I aim to meet you where you are in your walk of life. I have lived a lot of life and have personal experiences that drove me and inspired me to become the counselor I am today. You want freedom and peace, and it is all within you. My mission and passion is to help you find that, and to be able to give yourself permission to keep going. Don't Give up on you!
(252) 460-4526 View (252) 460-4526
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Kathleen Ellers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Not accepting new clients
Often chronic stress and unresolved trauma can be barriers to feeling successful at school, work, relationships and life in general. My training and experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of trauma, life transitions, depression/anxiety and personal growth. I can help you and/or your child navigate through the stress, the difficult behaviors, and anxiety and come out on the other side feeling more calm, confident and focused on your life's purpose.
Often chronic stress and unresolved trauma can be barriers to feeling successful at school, work, relationships and life in general. My training and experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of trauma, life transitions, depression/anxiety and personal growth. I can help you and/or your child navigate through the stress, the difficult behaviors, and anxiety and come out on the other side feeling more calm, confident and focused on your life's purpose.
(252) 313-9092 View (252) 313-9092
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Therapist For High-Achieving Women And Executives
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Where high achieving women find balance-Therapy or Coaching. You’re smart. You’re successful. You feel anxiety, stress and chaos at home and at work . You're expected to manage ALL of the tasks as the leader of the family and the office. You scroll on your phone, watch reality TV or have a nightly wine just to feel a moment of disconnection and peace. You're feeling the pull of having to choose between being a highly successful professional and a parent. I can help you unravel the anxiety, shed the unnecessary guilt, and filter out the stress to reclaim your autonomy, independence. You don't have to choose, you can have both.
Where high achieving women find balance-Therapy or Coaching. You’re smart. You’re successful. You feel anxiety, stress and chaos at home and at work . You're expected to manage ALL of the tasks as the leader of the family and the office. You scroll on your phone, watch reality TV or have a nightly wine just to feel a moment of disconnection and peace. You're feeling the pull of having to choose between being a highly successful professional and a parent. I can help you unravel the anxiety, shed the unnecessary guilt, and filter out the stress to reclaim your autonomy, independence. You don't have to choose, you can have both.
(252) 300-0428 View (252) 300-0428
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Anna Garrison
LCSW Associate , LCSW
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Waitlist for new clients
Thinking about starting therapy? There are many benefits, and you've already taken the first step! Research shows that therapy can help in so many ways such as improving self-esteem, building communication and interpersonal skills, changing self-defeating habits, and learning skills to better manage our emotions. All of this to say, therapy can help you have a happier life experience. I am here to support you in your journey of reaching your goals, identifying barriers, brainstorming solutions, building resilience, and implementing positive changes in your life!
Thinking about starting therapy? There are many benefits, and you've already taken the first step! Research shows that therapy can help in so many ways such as improving self-esteem, building communication and interpersonal skills, changing self-defeating habits, and learning skills to better manage our emotions. All of this to say, therapy can help you have a happier life experience. I am here to support you in your journey of reaching your goals, identifying barriers, brainstorming solutions, building resilience, and implementing positive changes in your life!
(252) 207-0545 View (252) 207-0545
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Rachel Lamb
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Life is full of obstacles and challenges and can unfortunately leave us feeling "stuck". As a Clinician, I strive to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which we can navigate the sometimes rough journey to wellness together. Experiencing life changing situations can often lead to depression, anxiety, low self- esteem, anger, and grief, as well as many other mental health struggles. The good news is, you have taken the first step in reaching out for help.
Life is full of obstacles and challenges and can unfortunately leave us feeling "stuck". As a Clinician, I strive to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which we can navigate the sometimes rough journey to wellness together. Experiencing life changing situations can often lead to depression, anxiety, low self- esteem, anger, and grief, as well as many other mental health struggles. The good news is, you have taken the first step in reaching out for help.
(252) 207-0545 View (252) 207-0545
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Kristin Harding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck with reoccurring feelings and behaviors that are holding you back? Hi, I’m Kristin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, that partners with adults and adolescents encountering life’s challenges. I am trained in hypnotherapy and somatic therapy practices. Together, we can explore where you carry emotions in your body and ease the tension they carry through exploring their etiology.
Do you feel stuck with reoccurring feelings and behaviors that are holding you back? Hi, I’m Kristin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, that partners with adults and adolescents encountering life’s challenges. I am trained in hypnotherapy and somatic therapy practices. Together, we can explore where you carry emotions in your body and ease the tension they carry through exploring their etiology.
(252) 654-6535 View (252) 654-6535
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New Direction Wellness, PLLC
Counselor, DC, MAEd, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Accepting Clients...Is stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias and past trauma stopping you from enjoying life? Don't know how to take your power back? Well, let me let you in on a little secret. All problems come from within and I help you not only go within and find the answer, but also make peace with the answer so you can finally live the life you are meant to live.....a life full of happiness, joy, tranquility, success, and prosperity instead of living with feelings of defeat, desperation, disappointment, and hopelessness.
Accepting Clients...Is stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias and past trauma stopping you from enjoying life? Don't know how to take your power back? Well, let me let you in on a little secret. All problems come from within and I help you not only go within and find the answer, but also make peace with the answer so you can finally live the life you are meant to live.....a life full of happiness, joy, tranquility, success, and prosperity instead of living with feelings of defeat, desperation, disappointment, and hopelessness.
(910) 490-4067 View (910) 490-4067
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Dianne B Brown
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently only accepting new clients who are willing to be on my waitlist! Having been in the field of wellness for 25 years, I have developed many tools along the way to better assist my clients. I am a facilitators of change, and believe in an integrated approach to self discovery. I have many years in clinical training in CBT as well as alternative and complimentary approaches. I use mindfulness and breath work, EMDR, EFT tapping, and use integration of the mind, body, spirit relationship for growth and healing.
I am currently only accepting new clients who are willing to be on my waitlist! Having been in the field of wellness for 25 years, I have developed many tools along the way to better assist my clients. I am a facilitators of change, and believe in an integrated approach to self discovery. I have many years in clinical training in CBT as well as alternative and complimentary approaches. I use mindfulness and breath work, EMDR, EFT tapping, and use integration of the mind, body, spirit relationship for growth and healing.
(252) 231-3731 View (252) 231-3731

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28557

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 28557 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Coping Skills
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Self Esteem
78% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
64% MedCost

How Therapists in 28557 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
8% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28557?

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.