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David Knappenberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Swansboro, NC 28584  (Online Only)
Seeing clients through the Psychology Today Telehealth portal allows me to assist clients throughout NC. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, anger issues, PTSD and Asperger's disorder. I work with couples to improve their communications & the overall quality of their relationships. I assist couples whose relationships have suffered from infidelity. I also help families deal with the challenges of divorce, step family formation, and parent/teenager conflicts. I have experienced divorce, remarriage, and step family issues, thus I understand the emotional impact of these life changes.
Seeing clients through the Psychology Today Telehealth portal allows me to assist clients throughout NC. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, anger issues, PTSD and Asperger's disorder. I work with couples to improve their communications & the overall quality of their relationships. I assist couples whose relationships have suffered from infidelity. I also help families deal with the challenges of divorce, step family formation, and parent/teenager conflicts. I have experienced divorce, remarriage, and step family issues, thus I understand the emotional impact of these life changes.
(910) 817-4395 View (910) 817-4395
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Deb Bragg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPN
Verified Verified
Swansboro, NC 28584  (Online Only)
Making the decision to begin therapy is a healthy and courageous act that brings with it the potential for growth and healing. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I will work with you to provide confidential and caring services. I have a passion to help individuals, couples and families overcome challenges, grow in their relationships and find meaning and purpose in life. I feel it is important to "meet each client where they are" in their journey.
Making the decision to begin therapy is a healthy and courageous act that brings with it the potential for growth and healing. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I will work with you to provide confidential and caring services. I have a passion to help individuals, couples and families overcome challenges, grow in their relationships and find meaning and purpose in life. I feel it is important to "meet each client where they are" in their journey.
(910) 537-3143 View (910) 537-3143
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Tabitha G Velotti
Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
Swansboro, NC 28584
Tabitha Velotti is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCa) with extensive experience providing mental health services to active duty service members and their families. She is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve mental wellness and build healthy relationships.
Tabitha Velotti is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCa) with extensive experience providing mental health services to active duty service members and their families. She is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve mental wellness and build healthy relationships.
(252) 888-6454 View (252) 888-6454
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Tracy Berryhill
Counselor, MFT, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584
Are you struggling with anxiety? Depression? Family or marital issues? Just having a hard time getting through your day to day? We've all been there and I want to help you create and implement positive goals in your life to get you going in the right direction.
Are you struggling with anxiety? Depression? Family or marital issues? Just having a hard time getting through your day to day? We've all been there and I want to help you create and implement positive goals in your life to get you going in the right direction.
(252) 616-0503 View (252) 616-0503
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Jennifer Tremblay Pettee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cape Carteret, NC 28584  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? We can be overwhelmed by many things; work/family demands, grief, romantic relationships, health, traumatic events, and so on. Sometimes, even when we feel like we SHOULD be happy, we are not. At Bonne Journée PLLC, I take a "Big Picture" approach to help empower clients to sort out what is meaningful and helpful in their lives.
Overwhelmed? We can be overwhelmed by many things; work/family demands, grief, romantic relationships, health, traumatic events, and so on. Sometimes, even when we feel like we SHOULD be happy, we are not. At Bonne Journée PLLC, I take a "Big Picture" approach to help empower clients to sort out what is meaningful and helpful in their lives.
(252) 542-2160 View (252) 542-2160
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Michelle Richmond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584
Waitlist for new clients
I look forward to working with you to identify areas of concern and develop goals to address those concerns. I will use various therapeutic techniques (CBT and Strength Focused Approach) as well as resources to assist in resolving issues to meet your goals. I am trained in the use of EMDR with adults and children to address trauma and anxiety, which I have observed to be effective and life changing for many. I am happy to incorporate Christian/Biblical principles in our work together if you so choose.
I look forward to working with you to identify areas of concern and develop goals to address those concerns. I will use various therapeutic techniques (CBT and Strength Focused Approach) as well as resources to assist in resolving issues to meet your goals. I am trained in the use of EMDR with adults and children to address trauma and anxiety, which I have observed to be effective and life changing for many. I am happy to incorporate Christian/Biblical principles in our work together if you so choose.
(252) 300-0362 View (252) 300-0362
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Katie Drexler
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC, PLLC
Verified Verified
Swansboro, NC 28584
How did that make you feel? I have heard that this is all that was asked during a counseling session. Although your feelings are meaningful and very valid, my approach will be supportive and goal oriented to make you feel heard and make progress towards a positive change in your life. We all have problems, thoughts, feelings, or experiences that can impact our well-being. I know first-hand how to find ways to cope or work through those. I will be here to support you and find the appropriate interventions or therapies for your specific journeys. I will use different techniques (CBT, DBT, etc) to help meet your goals.
How did that make you feel? I have heard that this is all that was asked during a counseling session. Although your feelings are meaningful and very valid, my approach will be supportive and goal oriented to make you feel heard and make progress towards a positive change in your life. We all have problems, thoughts, feelings, or experiences that can impact our well-being. I know first-hand how to find ways to cope or work through those. I will be here to support you and find the appropriate interventions or therapies for your specific journeys. I will use different techniques (CBT, DBT, etc) to help meet your goals.
(252) 418-8443 View (252) 418-8443
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Chrissy's Empowering Counseling Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Swansboro, NC 28584
Now accepting new clients! Whether you are having a bad day or just need someone to talk to, finding the right therapist can be extremely difficult. Please take the time to take advantage of my 15 minute free consultation. During this consultation, we can take time to discuss and highlight the areas of concern and decide if we are a good fit to work together in order to gain the maximum benefit from your therapy. I take the time to actively listen so that education and empowerment can be used to assist in solving many of life’s challenges.
Now accepting new clients! Whether you are having a bad day or just need someone to talk to, finding the right therapist can be extremely difficult. Please take the time to take advantage of my 15 minute free consultation. During this consultation, we can take time to discuss and highlight the areas of concern and decide if we are a good fit to work together in order to gain the maximum benefit from your therapy. I take the time to actively listen so that education and empowerment can be used to assist in solving many of life’s challenges.
(910) 541-9052 View (910) 541-9052
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Compassion Counseling Center ENC, PC
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, DMin, MAEd, LCMHCS, NBCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584
I have worked as a therapist for 23 years in various settings and have been licensed since 2006. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor/Supervisor, I have provided family, couple and individual counseling for adults. I am EMDR trained. I address parenting skills, marital issues, trauma, mood disorders, behavior disorders, thought disorders, career concerns, and spiritual concerns. As a professional Christian counselor, I believe that the Lord has the power to heal marriages, families, and individuals using Jesus as our example of how to live life and find perfect peace.
I have worked as a therapist for 23 years in various settings and have been licensed since 2006. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor/Supervisor, I have provided family, couple and individual counseling for adults. I am EMDR trained. I address parenting skills, marital issues, trauma, mood disorders, behavior disorders, thought disorders, career concerns, and spiritual concerns. As a professional Christian counselor, I believe that the Lord has the power to heal marriages, families, and individuals using Jesus as our example of how to live life and find perfect peace.
(252) 648-7175 View (252) 648-7175
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Laurel Boone Gowen
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584  (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
Mary Folger Summerlin
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Cape Carteret, NC 28584
I enjoy working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide array of presenting difficulties. I am person-centered and assist individuals with working towards their own personal goals. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups to assist with the achievement of these goals. While I feel comfortable addressing any issue, I am always willing to refer to another provider if needed.
I enjoy working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide array of presenting difficulties. I am person-centered and assist individuals with working towards their own personal goals. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups to assist with the achievement of these goals. While I feel comfortable addressing any issue, I am always willing to refer to another provider if needed.
(252) 297-6201 View (252) 297-6201
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Sagestone PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPCA, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Cape Carteret, NC 28584
At Sagestone, we respect and acknowledge the vital aspects of your life and take a "whole you" approach. We use empathy, compassion, and curiosity to better understand you and your needs. We listen. We share our experience, "know how", and provide thought-provoking, substantive, and practical process. We provide support that fosters safety, curiosity, and growth. We meet you where you are, in the here and now, allowing you to experience grounded vulnerability, presence, and acceptance, as you expand your way of being to embody inner peace, balance, and empowerment.
At Sagestone, we respect and acknowledge the vital aspects of your life and take a "whole you" approach. We use empathy, compassion, and curiosity to better understand you and your needs. We listen. We share our experience, "know how", and provide thought-provoking, substantive, and practical process. We provide support that fosters safety, curiosity, and growth. We meet you where you are, in the here and now, allowing you to experience grounded vulnerability, presence, and acceptance, as you expand your way of being to embody inner peace, balance, and empowerment.
(252) 674-1971 View (252) 674-1971
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Sagestone, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584
At Sagestone, we respect and acknowledge the vital aspects of your life and take a "whole you" approach. We use empathy, compassion, and curiosity to better understand you and your needs. We listen. We share our experience, "know how", and provide thought-provoking, substantive, and practical process. We provide support that fosters safety, curiosity, and growth. We meet you where you are, in the here and now, allowing you to experience grounded vulnerability, presence, and acceptance, as you expand your way of being to embody inner peace, balance, and empowerment.
At Sagestone, we respect and acknowledge the vital aspects of your life and take a "whole you" approach. We use empathy, compassion, and curiosity to better understand you and your needs. We listen. We share our experience, "know how", and provide thought-provoking, substantive, and practical process. We provide support that fosters safety, curiosity, and growth. We meet you where you are, in the here and now, allowing you to experience grounded vulnerability, presence, and acceptance, as you expand your way of being to embody inner peace, balance, and empowerment.
(252) 377-4073 View (252) 377-4073
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Dr. Priscila Norris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, RYT, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584
Not accepting new clients
I believe that every person deserves to be free from suffering and emotional pain and deverves the chance to lead a life where they thrive. I provide Psychodynamic and Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and take a holistic ("whole person") and wellness-oriented approach to treatment. Our work together will bring you relief, help you grow, find meaning in your experiences, and build happiness.
I believe that every person deserves to be free from suffering and emotional pain and deverves the chance to lead a life where they thrive. I provide Psychodynamic and Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and take a holistic ("whole person") and wellness-oriented approach to treatment. Our work together will bring you relief, help you grow, find meaning in your experiences, and build happiness.
(910) 294-5904 View (910) 294-5904
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Michelle Spillane
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Everyday life can sometimes become unbearable, overwhelming and stressful. Stress is often a call for help, and it’s a call that I answer with understanding and compassion. I believe that we can work together to make the changes you want to see in your life. My approach is holistic and solution focused. Through mindfulness practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other evidence based practices and modalities you’ll find your strengths, reduce uncomfortable symptoms and learn new ways of experiencing the world.
Everyday life can sometimes become unbearable, overwhelming and stressful. Stress is often a call for help, and it’s a call that I answer with understanding and compassion. I believe that we can work together to make the changes you want to see in your life. My approach is holistic and solution focused. Through mindfulness practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other evidence based practices and modalities you’ll find your strengths, reduce uncomfortable symptoms and learn new ways of experiencing the world.
(910) 312-2505 View (910) 312-2505
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Lisa Colella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Swansboro, NC 28584
Sometimes we have difficulty turning life's lemons into lemonade. You could probably manage a bag of lemons but what happens when you're given a truck load? I imagine you'd reach out for help. Using therapy is a similar concept. Having difficulty turning life events into manageable situations. Especially when we're overwhelming negative thoughts, deep emotions, or traumatic experiences feel impossible to navigate. Feeling stuck is bound to happen when finances, relationship issues, disabilities, or caring for ourselves/others are added to our daily responsibilities, feeling stuck is bound to happen and it happens to all of us...
Sometimes we have difficulty turning life's lemons into lemonade. You could probably manage a bag of lemons but what happens when you're given a truck load? I imagine you'd reach out for help. Using therapy is a similar concept. Having difficulty turning life events into manageable situations. Especially when we're overwhelming negative thoughts, deep emotions, or traumatic experiences feel impossible to navigate. Feeling stuck is bound to happen when finances, relationship issues, disabilities, or caring for ourselves/others are added to our daily responsibilities, feeling stuck is bound to happen and it happens to all of us...
(910) 541-5593 View (910) 541-5593
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Stefanie Anthenor
Counselor, LCMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
Swansboro, NC 28584  (Online Only)
Life can be extremely challenging and we could all use some help with navigation. I can work with you to provide a safe, relaxing environment where you can freely express yourself without judgment or bias. There is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy, and I treat each client as an individual. We will work together to create a treatment plan that best meets your needs and help you make sense of the difficulties you may be currently facing.
Life can be extremely challenging and we could all use some help with navigation. I can work with you to provide a safe, relaxing environment where you can freely express yourself without judgment or bias. There is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy, and I treat each client as an individual. We will work together to create a treatment plan that best meets your needs and help you make sense of the difficulties you may be currently facing.
(910) 541-9763 View (910) 541-9763
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Maria Donaty-Gurba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584
Reaching out & asking for help can be really hard. If you are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Medical issues, Relationship/Marital Issues, problem behaviors, maintaining sobriety, unwanted change or navigating & adjusting to difficult decisions it is important to seek help. Whether you're going through a painful transition like divorce, having difficulty in your relationships, self-medicating with substances, or have debilitating anxiety or depression- guidance from a qualified, objective person is necessary. I will help you gain insight into the root cause of what is keeping you stuck.
Reaching out & asking for help can be really hard. If you are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Medical issues, Relationship/Marital Issues, problem behaviors, maintaining sobriety, unwanted change or navigating & adjusting to difficult decisions it is important to seek help. Whether you're going through a painful transition like divorce, having difficulty in your relationships, self-medicating with substances, or have debilitating anxiety or depression- guidance from a qualified, objective person is necessary. I will help you gain insight into the root cause of what is keeping you stuck.
(910) 684-4626 View (910) 684-4626
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Noella N. S Dowers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, CHAD, LCMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584
Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, & couples. Professional, confidential support for Children, Adolescents and Adults, Families and Couples. If you are struggling with relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, parenting, issues at work or difficulty figuring out where you fit in. Does your child have behavior challenges? socialization struggles? Are you experiencing loss of a loved one or a broken relationship? Past traumatic event making life seem unbearable therapy provides you someone who will listen, offer guidance, and offer support as you learn new coping strategies and gain insight.
Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, & couples. Professional, confidential support for Children, Adolescents and Adults, Families and Couples. If you are struggling with relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, parenting, issues at work or difficulty figuring out where you fit in. Does your child have behavior challenges? socialization struggles? Are you experiencing loss of a loved one or a broken relationship? Past traumatic event making life seem unbearable therapy provides you someone who will listen, offer guidance, and offer support as you learn new coping strategies and gain insight.
(910) 543-3483 View (910) 543-3483
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Lisa Fitzpatrick
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansboro, NC 28584
Hello! I'm thrilled to have you here. When you're grappling with relationship woes, career changes, or the tumultuous shifts of life, remember, you're not alone. I recognize that seeking support can seem daunting, especially if you're uncertain about therapy's suitability for you. Doubts and uncertainties are common. You might value your self-sufficiency and independence, yet find yourself overwhelmed by emotions or the demands of life. You might be someone who prides themselves on being self-sufficient and independent, yet finds themselves struggling to manage everything. Despite doubts, you crave relief and healthier coping.
Hello! I'm thrilled to have you here. When you're grappling with relationship woes, career changes, or the tumultuous shifts of life, remember, you're not alone. I recognize that seeking support can seem daunting, especially if you're uncertain about therapy's suitability for you. Doubts and uncertainties are common. You might value your self-sufficiency and independence, yet find yourself overwhelmed by emotions or the demands of life. You might be someone who prides themselves on being self-sufficient and independent, yet finds themselves struggling to manage everything. Despite doubts, you crave relief and healthier coping.
(910) 901-2913 View (910) 901-2913

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28584

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 28584 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
96% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
89% Coping Skills
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
81% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28584 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
4% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28584?

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.