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Michelle McKinzie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, NC 28730  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have you experienced a life-altering medical condition? Are you experiencing difficulties regulating your mood, including depression and anxiety? Let me help you find ways to manage your emotions and your health more effectively! I would love to help you on a journey to finding more peace and happiness.
Have you experienced a life-altering medical condition? Are you experiencing difficulties regulating your mood, including depression and anxiety? Let me help you find ways to manage your emotions and your health more effectively! I would love to help you on a journey to finding more peace and happiness.
(828) 475-5258 View (828) 475-5258
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Sara Bensman
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCHMCA
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
Most of us, at some point, feel disappointed with life. Maybe we expected it to be more. More joy. More peace. More connection with others. More meaning. We’re not looking for perfection, but is this all there is? You may label this feeling grief, anxiety, loneliness, depression, addiction, or you may be unable to give it a name. It may surface in you individually, or in your relationships. That nagging sense of discontent serves as a wake up call and it deserves attention. This is the purpose of my practice.
Most of us, at some point, feel disappointed with life. Maybe we expected it to be more. More joy. More peace. More connection with others. More meaning. We’re not looking for perfection, but is this all there is? You may label this feeling grief, anxiety, loneliness, depression, addiction, or you may be unable to give it a name. It may surface in you individually, or in your relationships. That nagging sense of discontent serves as a wake up call and it deserves attention. This is the purpose of my practice.
(828) 622-4754 View (828) 622-4754
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Kevin J Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730  (Online Only)
My approach Integrative Psychotherapy draws primarily from Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Insight Meditation. It is my experience that people make changes in their lives in therapy when they feel appropriately supported and understood. This combined with awareness developed through mindfulness practices enables people to take the insights cultivated in therapy sessions and implement them in their lives. I see therapy as an opportunity to explore how our thoughts and perceptions about our life situations, determine the quality of how we experience our lives. Our self-perceptions developed throughout our lives, are often our greatest impediment to changing our lives.
My approach Integrative Psychotherapy draws primarily from Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Insight Meditation. It is my experience that people make changes in their lives in therapy when they feel appropriately supported and understood. This combined with awareness developed through mindfulness practices enables people to take the insights cultivated in therapy sessions and implement them in their lives. I see therapy as an opportunity to explore how our thoughts and perceptions about our life situations, determine the quality of how we experience our lives. Our self-perceptions developed throughout our lives, are often our greatest impediment to changing our lives.
(828) 547-3620 View (828) 547-3620
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Ingrid Bolick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730  (Online Only)
Couples and family members ready to make a change to recursive patterns that seem to go nowhere can benefit from relationship therapy. Be prepared to do the hard work of examining your relationship, taking ownership of things that need to change, and delve into a process that may be difficult. It will be worth the effort and time you put into family therapy to have a lasting functional relationship. Parents and children, couples from all backgrounds, and other important relationships can benefit from therapy specifically designed to address the issues that interfere with a healthy dynamic.
Couples and family members ready to make a change to recursive patterns that seem to go nowhere can benefit from relationship therapy. Be prepared to do the hard work of examining your relationship, taking ownership of things that need to change, and delve into a process that may be difficult. It will be worth the effort and time you put into family therapy to have a lasting functional relationship. Parents and children, couples from all backgrounds, and other important relationships can benefit from therapy specifically designed to address the issues that interfere with a healthy dynamic.
(828) 900-2899 View (828) 900-2899
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Amy Borskey Duffer
Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LCAS
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
I am especially passionate about supporting people in integrating transformational life experiences (defined by the one who experiences them), whether that be becoming a mother, medical trauma, or a psychedelic journey. I support people who are using psychedelics to promote self-actualization and the expansion of consciousness; I help them prepare for and integrate their experiences so they can see lasting change in their lives. I offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for those receiving infusions or prescribed lozenges to use at home. You can find out more about Group KAP at www.groupkap.com
I am especially passionate about supporting people in integrating transformational life experiences (defined by the one who experiences them), whether that be becoming a mother, medical trauma, or a psychedelic journey. I support people who are using psychedelics to promote self-actualization and the expansion of consciousness; I help them prepare for and integrate their experiences so they can see lasting change in their lives. I offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for those receiving infusions or prescribed lozenges to use at home. You can find out more about Group KAP at www.groupkap.com
(828) 382-8715 View (828) 382-8715
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Wendy Eliot
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
Clients I have worked with include: survivors of sexual violence; partners seeking to rebuild or recover sexual and emotional intimacy; partners in the aftermath of sexual infidelity; sex workers; people with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation; asexuality; partners looking to explore ethical non-monogamy or polyamory. I work with clients building their relationship to their bodies, their sexual identities, and desires. My clients also include people processing complex grief, communication barriers in relationships, and exploring values and shifting behaviors to promote authenticity, mindfulness, and integrity.
Clients I have worked with include: survivors of sexual violence; partners seeking to rebuild or recover sexual and emotional intimacy; partners in the aftermath of sexual infidelity; sex workers; people with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation; asexuality; partners looking to explore ethical non-monogamy or polyamory. I work with clients building their relationship to their bodies, their sexual identities, and desires. My clients also include people processing complex grief, communication barriers in relationships, and exploring values and shifting behaviors to promote authenticity, mindfulness, and integrity.
(828) 547-9479 View (828) 547-9479
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Renee Anderson
Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
I specialize in helping people move through life’s greatest upheavals, including grief and loss, and major life transitions. These times of acute shifting can be a door to an awakened heart, but they can also come with agonizing pain. Grief can land us into deep empathy, gratitude, connection, and beauty. But how can we harvest such treasure while suffering so much? Our grief work may include mindfulness, self-compassion practices, writing, creativity, ritual, somatic attunement, needs assessment, and processing of complicated grief. I may also utilize parts work, nervous system regulation skills, if needed.
I specialize in helping people move through life’s greatest upheavals, including grief and loss, and major life transitions. These times of acute shifting can be a door to an awakened heart, but they can also come with agonizing pain. Grief can land us into deep empathy, gratitude, connection, and beauty. But how can we harvest such treasure while suffering so much? Our grief work may include mindfulness, self-compassion practices, writing, creativity, ritual, somatic attunement, needs assessment, and processing of complicated grief. I may also utilize parts work, nervous system regulation skills, if needed.
(828) 970-1611 View (828) 970-1611
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Janice Geller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMBT, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
I have an engaged, body-mind relational approach, that I call Integrative Counseling. This approach builds on your strengths, and helps you cultivate self-awareness and find new perspectives, leading to a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Integrative counseling includes breathing and mindfulness practices, the development of body awareness, the experience of therapeutic touch, as well as verbal and emotional processing, depending on your needs. As a caring, well trained professional I help people to overcome anxiety, depression, relationship problems, physical pain, job stress, addiction, and life transitions in healthy, nurturing ways.
I have an engaged, body-mind relational approach, that I call Integrative Counseling. This approach builds on your strengths, and helps you cultivate self-awareness and find new perspectives, leading to a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Integrative counseling includes breathing and mindfulness practices, the development of body awareness, the experience of therapeutic touch, as well as verbal and emotional processing, depending on your needs. As a caring, well trained professional I help people to overcome anxiety, depression, relationship problems, physical pain, job stress, addiction, and life transitions in healthy, nurturing ways.
(919) 701-5373 View (919) 701-5373
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Mary Ellen Griffin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fairview, NC 28730
Not accepting new clients
I am not currently accepting new clients. To me, the most important things I do as a psychologist are to listen to you carefully and attentively; and to respond in such a way that you feel heard and understood on a deep level. Many people come to psychotherapy feeling their problems or symptoms don't make sense, leaving them feeling worried or discouraged. In our meetings, we will discuss your feelings and experiences, so you can learn more about what you do feel, and how your feelings do in fact make sense, given what you've been through in your life.
I am not currently accepting new clients. To me, the most important things I do as a psychologist are to listen to you carefully and attentively; and to respond in such a way that you feel heard and understood on a deep level. Many people come to psychotherapy feeling their problems or symptoms don't make sense, leaving them feeling worried or discouraged. In our meetings, we will discuss your feelings and experiences, so you can learn more about what you do feel, and how your feelings do in fact make sense, given what you've been through in your life.
(828) 516-9603 View (828) 516-9603
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Lindsay Okeefe
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, NC 28730
I work with adults and couples who have a wide range of goals and challenges. I believe connection to oneself, to others, to community and to spirit are fundamental issues that underlie the particular problems people bring to therapy, as well as the solutions that emerge through therapeutic work.
I work with adults and couples who have a wide range of goals and challenges. I believe connection to oneself, to others, to community and to spirit are fundamental issues that underlie the particular problems people bring to therapy, as well as the solutions that emerge through therapeutic work.
(828) 484-0019 View (828) 484-0019
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Shannon South
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, ThD
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
I am an integrative therapist focused on healing the split associated with trauma. Trauma can disconnect you from your authenticity and power, creating a misalignment in your mind-body and spirit. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Inner Counselor are two highly effective approaches used for healing. I see clients with panic disorder and depression, sexual abuse, abusive relationships, codependency and self-esteem issues and more. Bringing health and balance back around areas that have become compulsions (eating, sex, alcohol, relationships, etc.) is another important part of this personal healing journey.
I am an integrative therapist focused on healing the split associated with trauma. Trauma can disconnect you from your authenticity and power, creating a misalignment in your mind-body and spirit. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Inner Counselor are two highly effective approaches used for healing. I see clients with panic disorder and depression, sexual abuse, abusive relationships, codependency and self-esteem issues and more. Bringing health and balance back around areas that have become compulsions (eating, sex, alcohol, relationships, etc.) is another important part of this personal healing journey.
(828) 351-9963 View (828) 351-9963
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Peyton Kinnaird
Counselor, MA, LCMHCS, SEP
Not Verified Not Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
I am encouraged by the resilience of the human spirit. We have an incredible ability to heal and make meaning out of our lives. Within a comfortable therapeutic relationship that is built on trust, the power of telling ones story is transformative and can provide the fuel for making courageous life changes. I work with a range of issues and disorders, including depression, grief, anxiety,attachment and relationship struggles. I have years of experience in trauma recovery work with survivors of violence and sexual abuse. In my work I offer authenticity and direct communication as a compliment to my knowledge base.
I am encouraged by the resilience of the human spirit. We have an incredible ability to heal and make meaning out of our lives. Within a comfortable therapeutic relationship that is built on trust, the power of telling ones story is transformative and can provide the fuel for making courageous life changes. I work with a range of issues and disorders, including depression, grief, anxiety,attachment and relationship struggles. I have years of experience in trauma recovery work with survivors of violence and sexual abuse. In my work I offer authenticity and direct communication as a compliment to my knowledge base.
(828) 705-1157 View (828) 705-1157
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Andrea Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
I look at your concerns in the context of your childhood experiences, your current family and your life environments. These patterns repeat themselves. People pick up on cues that communicate what you expect out of them and what they expect out of you. These patterns are no accident, you create them! The good news is you can change them! You are like a magnet, and I help you identify what you're attracting and we change your patterns of attraction to healthy ones. It takes practice, but it can be done, and it will affect the rest of your life!
I look at your concerns in the context of your childhood experiences, your current family and your life environments. These patterns repeat themselves. People pick up on cues that communicate what you expect out of them and what they expect out of you. These patterns are no accident, you create them! The good news is you can change them! You are like a magnet, and I help you identify what you're attracting and we change your patterns of attraction to healthy ones. It takes practice, but it can be done, and it will affect the rest of your life!
(828) 333-7816 View (828) 333-7816
Malissa Turney
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor whose primary treatment modalities are Somatic Experiencing and other body/physiology focused models. My specialty is creating a safe and contained space where deep shifts can occur, stabilize, and integrate. These deep shifts can show up as decreased anxiety and post-traumatic symptoms, decreased physical symptoms, a stronger sense of personal boundaries, as well as greater resiliency in the face of challenges. I have extensive experience counseling people who have suffered traumatic injuries, illnesses, surgeries, and emotional trauma.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor whose primary treatment modalities are Somatic Experiencing and other body/physiology focused models. My specialty is creating a safe and contained space where deep shifts can occur, stabilize, and integrate. These deep shifts can show up as decreased anxiety and post-traumatic symptoms, decreased physical symptoms, a stronger sense of personal boundaries, as well as greater resiliency in the face of challenges. I have extensive experience counseling people who have suffered traumatic injuries, illnesses, surgeries, and emotional trauma.
(828) 615-8364 View (828) 615-8364
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Tara J Noid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, NC 28730
I specialize in oppositional & treatment resistant teens and those with ADHD of all ages. In addition to addressing the disorders that go along with ADHD- anxiety, anger management, depression and substance abuse- I also work frequently with couples to improve their relationships as well as families as a whole. I enjoy my job and working to help people feel better about themselves and their lives by providing support, teaching coping skills and communication skills, solutions and feedback. I can and do speak fluent sarcasm and yes people with ADHD can do yoga.
I specialize in oppositional & treatment resistant teens and those with ADHD of all ages. In addition to addressing the disorders that go along with ADHD- anxiety, anger management, depression and substance abuse- I also work frequently with couples to improve their relationships as well as families as a whole. I enjoy my job and working to help people feel better about themselves and their lives by providing support, teaching coping skills and communication skills, solutions and feedback. I can and do speak fluent sarcasm and yes people with ADHD can do yoga.
(828) 358-3131 View (828) 358-3131
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Elizabeth Read
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, NC 28730
I work from the idea that all of our life experiences are opportunities to discover ourselves. The road to peace, health, healing, purpose, meaning, and happiness is learning how to allow and be more of YOU, and less of who you think you should/ need to be. You and I will process your story, get to know your patterns, see what is getting in the way, and ultimately help you feel empowered and inspired.
I work from the idea that all of our life experiences are opportunities to discover ourselves. The road to peace, health, healing, purpose, meaning, and happiness is learning how to allow and be more of YOU, and less of who you think you should/ need to be. You and I will process your story, get to know your patterns, see what is getting in the way, and ultimately help you feel empowered and inspired.
(828) 333-7497 View (828) 333-7497
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Pripo Teplitsky
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
Are you overwhelmed or unsatisfied with your life? Do you want change but are having difficulties taking the necessary steps for making it happen? Are you longing for connection and love, and less conflict with those you love? I specialize in working with individuals and couples dealing with relationship issues. I also help adults who are feeling unhappy in other parts of their lives. As your therapist I am here to take your thoughts and feelings seriously and help you make sense of your life in order to begin the process of change.
Are you overwhelmed or unsatisfied with your life? Do you want change but are having difficulties taking the necessary steps for making it happen? Are you longing for connection and love, and less conflict with those you love? I specialize in working with individuals and couples dealing with relationship issues. I also help adults who are feeling unhappy in other parts of their lives. As your therapist I am here to take your thoughts and feelings seriously and help you make sense of your life in order to begin the process of change.
(828) 712-8398 View (828) 712-8398
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Tara Kenyon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of practice. I work with people experiencing mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress related to personal or job areas, and people suffering from chronic or acute illnesses such as oncology diagnoses. I utilize a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Interpersonal, and Strength-Based therapies. Often we may not even know the problem or have the words to explain it. We know that something is wrong. I offer a respectful and compassionate space to explore the details of your problem and map out a plan for moving beyond them.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of practice. I work with people experiencing mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress related to personal or job areas, and people suffering from chronic or acute illnesses such as oncology diagnoses. I utilize a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Interpersonal, and Strength-Based therapies. Often we may not even know the problem or have the words to explain it. We know that something is wrong. I offer a respectful and compassionate space to explore the details of your problem and map out a plan for moving beyond them.
(336) 872-0340 View (336) 872-0340
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Tommy Cook
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, LCAS
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
Not accepting new clients
Are you seeking to connect deeper with your intuitive self? I dream of a world where humanity tunes into intuitive sense for guidance. As a culture we have ventured far away from the infinite intelligence of “the still small voice within” and formulated an over reliance on the analytical mind. My ideal client is individuals struggling with addiction, anxiety, impulsivity, and/or codependency who want to connect with the intuitive wisdom that has been blocked by fear and shame. The goal in facing these blocks will be to increase feelings of self love, presence, and serenity.
Are you seeking to connect deeper with your intuitive self? I dream of a world where humanity tunes into intuitive sense for guidance. As a culture we have ventured far away from the infinite intelligence of “the still small voice within” and formulated an over reliance on the analytical mind. My ideal client is individuals struggling with addiction, anxiety, impulsivity, and/or codependency who want to connect with the intuitive wisdom that has been blocked by fear and shame. The goal in facing these blocks will be to increase feelings of self love, presence, and serenity.
(828) 532-3967 View (828) 532-3967
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Jillian Kelly-Wavering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Fairview, NC 28730
I'm a therapist for grieving children and their families in Asheville, NC, and previously in the Bronx, NY. My training includes a Master’s degree from Columbia University, fellowship with the National Health Service Corps, certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Registered Play Therapist Supervisor credential. I've served as the VP of the NY Association for Play Therapy, taught as an adjunct lecturer, and authored several publications (including children's books addressing grief). My hope is to be a therapeutic companion to children and families experiencing grief and loss.
I'm a therapist for grieving children and their families in Asheville, NC, and previously in the Bronx, NY. My training includes a Master’s degree from Columbia University, fellowship with the National Health Service Corps, certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Registered Play Therapist Supervisor credential. I've served as the VP of the NY Association for Play Therapy, taught as an adjunct lecturer, and authored several publications (including children's books addressing grief). My hope is to be a therapeutic companion to children and families experiencing grief and loss.
(828) 827-5861 View (828) 827-5861

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Number of Therapists in 28730

20+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in 28730 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
83% Grief
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Self Esteem
78% Depression
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
44% Aetna
38% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28730 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28730?

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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.