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Olayinka Dykes
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental disorders? Do you fight an inner critic who consistently lowers your self-esteem? Your well-being is my utmost priority. Life does not come with a manual, and it’s okay to seek guidance to navigate its complexities. Whether it’s dealing with life transitions, such as starting a new job, experiencing relationship difficulties, or facing the reality of a new diagnosis ; therapy can be a beacon of hope and a source of strength. I have always believed in the resilience of the human spirit and the potential for growth that resides within each individual.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental disorders? Do you fight an inner critic who consistently lowers your self-esteem? Your well-being is my utmost priority. Life does not come with a manual, and it’s okay to seek guidance to navigate its complexities. Whether it’s dealing with life transitions, such as starting a new job, experiencing relationship difficulties, or facing the reality of a new diagnosis ; therapy can be a beacon of hope and a source of strength. I have always believed in the resilience of the human spirit and the potential for growth that resides within each individual.
(252) 390-2779 View (252) 390-2779
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Tandy Hale
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, ATR-BC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
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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Inna K Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
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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Phallon Dayvault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
Accepting New Clients - I am a strengths-based therapist providing multiple treatment methods for my clients treating them with respect, acceptance, and understanding. I believe it is important to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients to ensure the best outcomes. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, especially children and teens.
Accepting New Clients - I am a strengths-based therapist providing multiple treatment methods for my clients treating them with respect, acceptance, and understanding. I believe it is important to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients to ensure the best outcomes. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, especially children and teens.
(252) 592-6495 View (252) 592-6495
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Elvin C Peace
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, PhD, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
In the intricate tapestry of life, there are patches woven with heartbreak, loneliness, and profound sorrow. Such periods, although deeply unsettling, also offer an opportunity—a chance to unearth the inherent strength that often remains dormant within us. If you find yourself amidst such a challenging phase, unsure of the way forward, and contemplating therapy, I invite you to embark on a transformative journey with me. A journey where we illuminate the path, turning overwhelming emotions into unwavering fortitude.
In the intricate tapestry of life, there are patches woven with heartbreak, loneliness, and profound sorrow. Such periods, although deeply unsettling, also offer an opportunity—a chance to unearth the inherent strength that often remains dormant within us. If you find yourself amidst such a challenging phase, unsure of the way forward, and contemplating therapy, I invite you to embark on a transformative journey with me. A journey where we illuminate the path, turning overwhelming emotions into unwavering fortitude.
(252) 501-6930 View (252) 501-6930
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Stephanie Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
Having support and guidance with life challenges can be empowering for healing and self growth! Many times we just need someone to listen as we talk through our life challenges. A good working relationship between a therapist and client begins with rapport and trust. With a Person Centered approach in our therapy sessions, I will utilize therapeutic interventions, such as CBT, TFCBT and expressive therapies so each session is individualized to the client. I completed my Phd coursework for Advanced Studies of Human Behavior in 2015 and I completed my master's degree of Community Counseling in 2009.
Having support and guidance with life challenges can be empowering for healing and self growth! Many times we just need someone to listen as we talk through our life challenges. A good working relationship between a therapist and client begins with rapport and trust. With a Person Centered approach in our therapy sessions, I will utilize therapeutic interventions, such as CBT, TFCBT and expressive therapies so each session is individualized to the client. I completed my Phd coursework for Advanced Studies of Human Behavior in 2015 and I completed my master's degree of Community Counseling in 2009.
(252) 549-0538 View (252) 549-0538
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Alyssa Hermanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You may be feeling overwhelmed by work, stress from your relationships, or parenting. And while you may put on a brave and confident face, secretly you're over-analyzing and over-thinking every situation and decision. It can be difficult to cope when you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed. You feel like you're stuck in a rut, unable to move forward. My advice? It's time to take a step back, slow down, and reflect on your life and the changes you want to make to build sustainable happiness. You deserve it! Let's talk about what's been going on and see how we can work together to make some positive changes.
You may be feeling overwhelmed by work, stress from your relationships, or parenting. And while you may put on a brave and confident face, secretly you're over-analyzing and over-thinking every situation and decision. It can be difficult to cope when you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed. You feel like you're stuck in a rut, unable to move forward. My advice? It's time to take a step back, slow down, and reflect on your life and the changes you want to make to build sustainable happiness. You deserve it! Let's talk about what's been going on and see how we can work together to make some positive changes.
(252) 262-2475 View (252) 262-2475
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Ashley Turner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
With 30 years of counseling experience, I hope to provide safe space for clients to process their thoughts and feelings. My therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I received my undergraduate degree in 1992 from Virginia Tech in Family and Child Development and my masters degree in Counseling from Radford University in 1994.
With 30 years of counseling experience, I hope to provide safe space for clients to process their thoughts and feelings. My therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I received my undergraduate degree in 1992 from Virginia Tech in Family and Child Development and my masters degree in Counseling from Radford University in 1994.
(252) 359-2078 View (252) 359-2078
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Mary Ann Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RN
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
My passion is working with couples because when this relationship is solid the family will thrive. I help my clients by teaching valuable communication skills, exploring the past to make more since out of the present and sharing the truth with love. I believe that my clients should work as hard as I do. So...role up your sleeves and let's get to work! Your family is worth it!
My passion is working with couples because when this relationship is solid the family will thrive. I help my clients by teaching valuable communication skills, exploring the past to make more since out of the present and sharing the truth with love. I believe that my clients should work as hard as I do. So...role up your sleeves and let's get to work! Your family is worth it!
(252) 303-2048 View (252) 303-2048
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Heather C Brewer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
I have 25 years of experience addressing health and mental health issues and am passionate about the mind/body connection. In addition to my mental health training, I have a Master's in Exercise Physiology. I assist clients in creating balance in their lives and helping them maximize their physical and emotional health. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, binge eating disorder, coping with chronic illness, healthy lifestyle modifications. I believe my clients have the answers they need, and my role is to help them access their inner wisdom while teaching them skills to better manage their emotions.
I have 25 years of experience addressing health and mental health issues and am passionate about the mind/body connection. In addition to my mental health training, I have a Master's in Exercise Physiology. I assist clients in creating balance in their lives and helping them maximize their physical and emotional health. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, binge eating disorder, coping with chronic illness, healthy lifestyle modifications. I believe my clients have the answers they need, and my role is to help them access their inner wisdom while teaching them skills to better manage their emotions.
(252) 377-4294 View (252) 377-4294
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Janet Savia
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MSPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
Not accepting new clients
Life can be hard. No matter how healthy, smart, hardworking or successful we may be, we can find ourselves facing unexpected challenges and feeling overwhelmed or confused. I work with adults of all ages and walks of life. Some are depressed or anxious or angry or grieving. Some want to grow or understand themselves better. If you want to grow; if you are struggling; if your challenge is too complex to work through on your own; if you do not want to burden family or friends; then working with a therapist can be helpful and emotionally safe.
Life can be hard. No matter how healthy, smart, hardworking or successful we may be, we can find ourselves facing unexpected challenges and feeling overwhelmed or confused. I work with adults of all ages and walks of life. Some are depressed or anxious or angry or grieving. Some want to grow or understand themselves better. If you want to grow; if you are struggling; if your challenge is too complex to work through on your own; if you do not want to burden family or friends; then working with a therapist can be helpful and emotionally safe.
(919) 745-8441 View (919) 745-8441
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Laura Ann Boswell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
I am a compassionate and dedicated individual looking to empower and support my clients and their families in developing healthy adaptive skills as well as managing mental illness and life stressors through an integrative, solution focused counseling approach. I have experience in a range of treatment methods and I tailor my therapeutic approach to address the specific needs of the individual, couple and/or family.
I am a compassionate and dedicated individual looking to empower and support my clients and their families in developing healthy adaptive skills as well as managing mental illness and life stressors through an integrative, solution focused counseling approach. I have experience in a range of treatment methods and I tailor my therapeutic approach to address the specific needs of the individual, couple and/or family.
(252) 787-7059 View (252) 787-7059
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Alexandria Zegers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
In my professional journey, I've dedicated myself to the field of mental health, recognizing its profound impact on individuals' overall well-being. I've had the privilege of working in diverse settings, including schools, a psychiatric hospital, and private practice. These experiences have shaped my understanding of the nuanced challenges people face and underscored the importance of tailored approaches to support their unique needs.
In my professional journey, I've dedicated myself to the field of mental health, recognizing its profound impact on individuals' overall well-being. I've had the privilege of working in diverse settings, including schools, a psychiatric hospital, and private practice. These experiences have shaped my understanding of the nuanced challenges people face and underscored the importance of tailored approaches to support their unique needs.
(252) 888-1378 View (252) 888-1378
Vanessa Smith
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Ms. Smith enjoys helping people from various walks of life struggling with life's transitions. Vanessa is experienced in working with clients with anxiety, depression and self-esteem challenges. People generally change throughout their life cycle so what was not a problem a few years ago can be something much more challenging right now. This savvy clinician will help with all of your needs. She is experienced in working with families and couples. The next time your thinking you need some assistance, make that call.
Ms. Smith enjoys helping people from various walks of life struggling with life's transitions. Vanessa is experienced in working with clients with anxiety, depression and self-esteem challenges. People generally change throughout their life cycle so what was not a problem a few years ago can be something much more challenging right now. This savvy clinician will help with all of your needs. She is experienced in working with families and couples. The next time your thinking you need some assistance, make that call.
(252) 518-4936 View (252) 518-4936
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Stephanie Pauley
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
EMDR Trained. You've made the first step in your healing journey by seeking out help. By allowing me to walk alongside you, I will work to assist you in achieving the goals that you desire. I do this by providing a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment for you to gain the insight into your life as you begin to make the changes that will help you grow and heal. I look forward to working collaboratively as a team to help you make healthy and positive changes.
EMDR Trained. You've made the first step in your healing journey by seeking out help. By allowing me to walk alongside you, I will work to assist you in achieving the goals that you desire. I do this by providing a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment for you to gain the insight into your life as you begin to make the changes that will help you grow and heal. I look forward to working collaboratively as a team to help you make healthy and positive changes.
(252) 557-0439 View (252) 557-0439
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Jenifer Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
09.01.23 - Practice accepting new clients! You have been through some things - things you choose not to talk about. You have been dealing with things in your own way, but it’s not working anymore. You need a place where you can talk. You want to know you won’t be judged. You want support and understanding. You are tired of these thoughts and memories coming up over and over. You are ready to move on from the nightmares, anger issues, anxiety, depression, and feeling stressed out. You want to have healthy relationships and be able to actually live life, instead of just making it.
09.01.23 - Practice accepting new clients! You have been through some things - things you choose not to talk about. You have been dealing with things in your own way, but it’s not working anymore. You need a place where you can talk. You want to know you won’t be judged. You want support and understanding. You are tired of these thoughts and memories coming up over and over. You are ready to move on from the nightmares, anger issues, anxiety, depression, and feeling stressed out. You want to have healthy relationships and be able to actually live life, instead of just making it.
(252) 297-6076 View (252) 297-6076
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Vicki Howe
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
We all arrive at turning points in life, a place in which we realize that our current path no longer suits our needs or reflects our values. Often, we develop ways of coping with life’s stressors and continue to use these outdated coping methods long after they have lost their purpose. Therapy is most effective when it addresses bio-psycho-social wellness in all areas. I will listen to your needs and desired outcomes to help you create your ideal plan for recovery and wellness.
We all arrive at turning points in life, a place in which we realize that our current path no longer suits our needs or reflects our values. Often, we develop ways of coping with life’s stressors and continue to use these outdated coping methods long after they have lost their purpose. Therapy is most effective when it addresses bio-psycho-social wellness in all areas. I will listen to your needs and desired outcomes to help you create your ideal plan for recovery and wellness.
(252) 300-0862 View (252) 300-0862
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Shelagh Patricia Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Supporting individuals in their personal evolution, assisting them in developing healthier coping mechanisms, and enhancing self-awareness and self- acceptance is my calling. I enjoy collaborating with anyone who is committed to personal growth and open communication; though as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I particularly enjoy working with others in the queer community. I have 12 years of experience providing support to individuals and families facing a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety, medical issues, end-of-life care/hospice, recovery from abusive situations, trauma, and significant life changes.
Supporting individuals in their personal evolution, assisting them in developing healthier coping mechanisms, and enhancing self-awareness and self- acceptance is my calling. I enjoy collaborating with anyone who is committed to personal growth and open communication; though as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I particularly enjoy working with others in the queer community. I have 12 years of experience providing support to individuals and families facing a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety, medical issues, end-of-life care/hospice, recovery from abusive situations, trauma, and significant life changes.
(252) 424-6454 View (252) 424-6454
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Kailey C Sykes
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
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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Kaitlyn Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, or trauma? Maybe you're experiencing anxiety or trauma that's making it difficult to focus on your goals. As a young adult or college student, it can be tough navigating these emotions while trying to balance school, work, and relationships. You may be feeling stuck, alone, or uncertain about your future. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore your emotions and find relief from the constant mental chatter. Together, we'll explore your unique experiences and develop new skills to improve your mood, confidence, and overall well-being.
Hello! Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, or trauma? Maybe you're experiencing anxiety or trauma that's making it difficult to focus on your goals. As a young adult or college student, it can be tough navigating these emotions while trying to balance school, work, and relationships. You may be feeling stuck, alone, or uncertain about your future. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore your emotions and find relief from the constant mental chatter. Together, we'll explore your unique experiences and develop new skills to improve your mood, confidence, and overall well-being.
(252) 584-2817 View (252) 584-2817

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28562

80+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 28562 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
73% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
81% MedCost
70% Aetna

How Therapists in 28562 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 28562?

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.