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Susan P Kimball
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28785  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you a woman losing your heart trying to make your life work? It is possible grow from your difficulties and feel better about your life. You've worked hard to get where you are; whether it's in a relationship, or that job you wanted, or being the kind of parent you wanted to be and maybe even have a little extra in the bank. But it's hard.
Are you a woman losing your heart trying to make your life work? It is possible grow from your difficulties and feel better about your life. You've worked hard to get where you are; whether it's in a relationship, or that job you wanted, or being the kind of parent you wanted to be and maybe even have a little extra in the bank. But it's hard.
(828) 944-8664 View (828) 944-8664
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Barrie Bondurant
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy helping others on their path toward wellness. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can share your story and find ways to heal and move forward. I treat adults holistically and frequently work with those who suffer from a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, and relationship issues.
I enjoy helping others on their path toward wellness. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can share your story and find ways to heal and move forward. I treat adults holistically and frequently work with those who suffer from a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, and relationship issues.
(828) 537-4379 View (828) 537-4379
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Michael Fagan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, NBCCH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28785
Clear, Resolve, Transform. I help clients discover and resolve subconscious causes for emotionaI and behavioral difficulties. The Subconscious controls emotions, desires, memory, habits, thoughts, dreams, and automatic responses. One may consciously understand the value of eliminating problematic emotions, thoughts or behaviors but unless the Subconscious Mind is reached, enduring change is unlikely. I address the underlying subconscious blocks to living a clear and free life. I have effectively treated sexual abuse, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, phobias, addictions and more. Issues are cleared, clients report being able to function with more energy and clarity. Relationships thrive and lives are transformed.
Clear, Resolve, Transform. I help clients discover and resolve subconscious causes for emotionaI and behavioral difficulties. The Subconscious controls emotions, desires, memory, habits, thoughts, dreams, and automatic responses. One may consciously understand the value of eliminating problematic emotions, thoughts or behaviors but unless the Subconscious Mind is reached, enduring change is unlikely. I address the underlying subconscious blocks to living a clear and free life. I have effectively treated sexual abuse, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, phobias, addictions and more. Issues are cleared, clients report being able to function with more energy and clarity. Relationships thrive and lives are transformed.
(828) 348-4154 View (828) 348-4154
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Katherine Sloan
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, LCMHCS, LCAS
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
Taking new clients and supervisees. I am a LCMHCS (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor) who specializes in providing counseling to adults. During therapy sessions, I pull from trauma-informed approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based stress reduction to empower clients to embrace authentic self-expression and increase their feelings of self-worth and well-being. I also specialize in treating ADHD in adults. I am also a Licensed Supervisor with experience supervising interns. I have 20 years of counseling experience.
Taking new clients and supervisees. I am a LCMHCS (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor) who specializes in providing counseling to adults. During therapy sessions, I pull from trauma-informed approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based stress reduction to empower clients to embrace authentic self-expression and increase their feelings of self-worth and well-being. I also specialize in treating ADHD in adults. I am also a Licensed Supervisor with experience supervising interns. I have 20 years of counseling experience.
(828) 471-9905 View (828) 471-9905
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N. Diane Stamey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT, LFBPC
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
My ideal client is a person who is finding life, love and work challenging! I have been a Christian psychotherapist for over thirty years. My extensive education. my two NC licenses and a three year Residency in Pastoral Counseling at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital has equipped me to handle both acute and chronic mental health issues. I like working with Couples, Families, Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors! My specialties are Family Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bi-polar Disorders, Grief and Medical Issues. I like these websites: ADAA.org. and anxieties.com. Find me on Facebook@Mountain Center For Pastoral Counseling.
My ideal client is a person who is finding life, love and work challenging! I have been a Christian psychotherapist for over thirty years. My extensive education. my two NC licenses and a three year Residency in Pastoral Counseling at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital has equipped me to handle both acute and chronic mental health issues. I like working with Couples, Families, Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors! My specialties are Family Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bi-polar Disorders, Grief and Medical Issues. I like these websites: ADAA.org. and anxieties.com. Find me on Facebook@Mountain Center For Pastoral Counseling.
(828) 348-6863 View (828) 348-6863
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Mary Monaghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28785
Stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and fear can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself turning to drugs or alcohol, harmful eating patterns, self-harm, or fall back on other old habits to cope with your emotions. You may be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or fear. Maybe you are in recovery from addiction or an eating disorder, and are having trouble maintaining your progress. You may be navigating your gender and sexual identify. Or perhaps you are concerned that your teenager is dealing with some of these issues. Whatever you are facing, you are not alone! I am here to provide support, guidance, and encouragement.
Stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and fear can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself turning to drugs or alcohol, harmful eating patterns, self-harm, or fall back on other old habits to cope with your emotions. You may be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or fear. Maybe you are in recovery from addiction or an eating disorder, and are having trouble maintaining your progress. You may be navigating your gender and sexual identify. Or perhaps you are concerned that your teenager is dealing with some of these issues. Whatever you are facing, you are not alone! I am here to provide support, guidance, and encouragement.
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Mountain Counseling Works, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW, CEDS, LCAS
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist I am deeply committed to supporting individuals who are struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, body acceptance, or trauma. I know that full recovery is possible for many and that all are worthy of support whether they get "all better" or not. I am trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders.
As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist I am deeply committed to supporting individuals who are struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, body acceptance, or trauma. I know that full recovery is possible for many and that all are worthy of support whether they get "all better" or not. I am trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders.
(828) 848-4878 View (828) 848-4878
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Aundrea Collebrusco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
Welcome to Psychology Today! You've taken a huge step being here today, and I'm sure you're wondering where to begin. My name is Aundrea and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over eight years of experience providing therapy services. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families with an array of needs such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, relationship support and specializing in Autism/IDD services.
Welcome to Psychology Today! You've taken a huge step being here today, and I'm sure you're wondering where to begin. My name is Aundrea and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over eight years of experience providing therapy services. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families with an array of needs such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, relationship support and specializing in Autism/IDD services.
(828) 330-9633 View (828) 330-9633
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Mountain Wellness Therapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28785
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone goes through hard times. Whether this is your first time, or it feels like it has been a lifetime, I specialize in helping adults who have found various challenges like anxiety and depression, substance use, or trauma (often a combination) to be sources of distress and suffering. I come from a place of understanding, not judgment. Being able to feel safe, heard, and understood are important parts of creating positive change and healing. I partner with you to create the goals you want to see come from our work together, and I use evidenced based methods to help you move forward in those directions.
Everyone goes through hard times. Whether this is your first time, or it feels like it has been a lifetime, I specialize in helping adults who have found various challenges like anxiety and depression, substance use, or trauma (often a combination) to be sources of distress and suffering. I come from a place of understanding, not judgment. Being able to feel safe, heard, and understood are important parts of creating positive change and healing. I partner with you to create the goals you want to see come from our work together, and I use evidenced based methods to help you move forward in those directions.
(828) 268-3768 View (828) 268-3768
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Jillian Vandegrift
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
Waitlist for new clients
You really want to talk about it. You don’t! It’s too painful. Or maybe you don’t even know what you feel or what to say. Feeling alone there hurts. Bringing others into what you struggle with most can make you feel worse. It’s hard to not believe something is really wrong, if not with you, then with others. A sense of feeling trapped in this bind, especially as a couple or as a person with trauma, can lead to feelings of hopelessness. Why is it so hard to just to connect?
You really want to talk about it. You don’t! It’s too painful. Or maybe you don’t even know what you feel or what to say. Feeling alone there hurts. Bringing others into what you struggle with most can make you feel worse. It’s hard to not believe something is really wrong, if not with you, then with others. A sense of feeling trapped in this bind, especially as a couple or as a person with trauma, can lead to feelings of hopelessness. Why is it so hard to just to connect?
(828) 392-6190 View (828) 392-6190
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Laura Saune
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28785  (Online Only)
I'm a holistic, multicultural therapist helping teens and adults with trauma, eating disorders, self-worth, body image, anxiety and depression. I'm EMDR trained and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. If you've experienced a traumatic event I can help you gently work towards healing, return to your "old self" and develop resiliency. If you are struggling with negative body image or disordered eating you may be consumed by thoughts of calories or are very unhappy with your body. You are not alone. I'm here to help you uncover the roots of your eating disorder and rebuild a strong sense of fulfillment.
I'm a holistic, multicultural therapist helping teens and adults with trauma, eating disorders, self-worth, body image, anxiety and depression. I'm EMDR trained and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. If you've experienced a traumatic event I can help you gently work towards healing, return to your "old self" and develop resiliency. If you are struggling with negative body image or disordered eating you may be consumed by thoughts of calories or are very unhappy with your body. You are not alone. I'm here to help you uncover the roots of your eating disorder and rebuild a strong sense of fulfillment.
(704) 703-7269 View (704) 703-7269
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Jess Rae Otolinsky
Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
People often tell you that you are so strong and brave and appear to “have it all together” but inside that feels so far from reality. Do you have feelings of overwhelm or shame around if you are doing “it” right?- whatever “it” may be. Perhaps you feel guilty for spending too much time with the baby, or not enough time with the baby, or wanting time away from the baby. All of these are valid and deserve space to be said aloud. Maybe you feel worried all the time that something might go wrong. You have an inner voice that knows you want something to be different. You have the strength to create a life that is authentically yours.
People often tell you that you are so strong and brave and appear to “have it all together” but inside that feels so far from reality. Do you have feelings of overwhelm or shame around if you are doing “it” right?- whatever “it” may be. Perhaps you feel guilty for spending too much time with the baby, or not enough time with the baby, or wanting time away from the baby. All of these are valid and deserve space to be said aloud. Maybe you feel worried all the time that something might go wrong. You have an inner voice that knows you want something to be different. You have the strength to create a life that is authentically yours.
(828) 407-0784 View (828) 407-0784
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Kimberly Pearce
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CI
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) in North Carolina with certification in Grief and Loss and Trauma and Crisis. I am also a fully-trained EMDR clinician. I have over 20 years of professional clinical experience providing direct behavioral health services and educational/career counseling and parenting skills in private practice, educational institutions, and in the community. My approach to therapy is grounded in Adlerian theory with an emphasis on encouragement and improving relationships in our lives and with ourselves.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) in North Carolina with certification in Grief and Loss and Trauma and Crisis. I am also a fully-trained EMDR clinician. I have over 20 years of professional clinical experience providing direct behavioral health services and educational/career counseling and parenting skills in private practice, educational institutions, and in the community. My approach to therapy is grounded in Adlerian theory with an emphasis on encouragement and improving relationships in our lives and with ourselves.
(828) 672-3526 View (828) 672-3526
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Cailey Erin Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28785
Not accepting new clients
Everyone has the potential to build resilience, communicate their needs effectively and to connect with themselves and others in a more intentional way. I specialize in treatment resistant depression, PPD, BDD, Eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, sexual trauma/violence, gender identity, sexual orientation concerns, stress, sleep, major life transitions and much more. My practice allows you to build practical skills and connect mind, body and spirit to help reduce distress and increase feelings of security in self.
Everyone has the potential to build resilience, communicate their needs effectively and to connect with themselves and others in a more intentional way. I specialize in treatment resistant depression, PPD, BDD, Eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, sexual trauma/violence, gender identity, sexual orientation concerns, stress, sleep, major life transitions and much more. My practice allows you to build practical skills and connect mind, body and spirit to help reduce distress and increase feelings of security in self.
(828) 532-3592 View (828) 532-3592
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Diedre K Breeden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
I specialize in Christian counseling and strive to help everyone find purpose in their experiences, create a vision for healing and truly embrace their full potential. My approach for clinical work has always been to be present with each person and encourage them to use whatever trials they have experienced to become stronger and enhance their overall story. I genuinely believe none of us have to be defined by what has happened to us in life, but rather can use those experiences, good and bad alike, to become better versions of ourselves.
I specialize in Christian counseling and strive to help everyone find purpose in their experiences, create a vision for healing and truly embrace their full potential. My approach for clinical work has always been to be present with each person and encourage them to use whatever trials they have experienced to become stronger and enhance their overall story. I genuinely believe none of us have to be defined by what has happened to us in life, but rather can use those experiences, good and bad alike, to become better versions of ourselves.
(828) 634-1569 View (828) 634-1569
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Women's Integrative Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CMHIMP, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28785  (Online Only)
Many women struggle with anxious feelings, isolation, and stress. Too often, though, such feelings are pushed by the wayside. We understand that women face a myriad of challenges and transitions in their lives, from navigating relationships and motherhood, to managing career demands and societal expectations. That is where Women’s Integrative Counseling comes in to help. We are a therapy practice dedicated to providing compassionate and empowering support to women on their unique journeys towards mental and emotional well-being. We are deeply committed to creating a safe and nurturing space where women can explore, heal, and thrive.
Many women struggle with anxious feelings, isolation, and stress. Too often, though, such feelings are pushed by the wayside. We understand that women face a myriad of challenges and transitions in their lives, from navigating relationships and motherhood, to managing career demands and societal expectations. That is where Women’s Integrative Counseling comes in to help. We are a therapy practice dedicated to providing compassionate and empowering support to women on their unique journeys towards mental and emotional well-being. We are deeply committed to creating a safe and nurturing space where women can explore, heal, and thrive.
(910) 338-4168 View (910) 338-4168
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Ashley Merchant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28785  (Online Only)
We live in a world quickly changing with many demands and stressors. Therapy is like working out at a gym. Instead, it is building inner strength and emotional fitness. Traumas or events can happen in life leading to a dysregulated nervous system. We can experience the loss of a job, partner, or identity; the loss of a loved one or pet; disease, illness, financial instability; relationship or family issues, or housing crisis that spin our worlds upside down. Maybe it is low self-worth, stress, or feeling stuck in life. With over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, I am here to be a supportive ally for your growth.
We live in a world quickly changing with many demands and stressors. Therapy is like working out at a gym. Instead, it is building inner strength and emotional fitness. Traumas or events can happen in life leading to a dysregulated nervous system. We can experience the loss of a job, partner, or identity; the loss of a loved one or pet; disease, illness, financial instability; relationship or family issues, or housing crisis that spin our worlds upside down. Maybe it is low self-worth, stress, or feeling stuck in life. With over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, I am here to be a supportive ally for your growth.
(828) 622-4095 View (828) 622-4095
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Frank Overton
Counselor, ThM, NCLCMHC, NCLMFT
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785  (Online Only)
Hi Thanks for taking a look at my profile- Reach out if it seems we might be able to work together in a way that would be helpful to you...I'm working only via telehealth which reduces your commute time. If you're looking for a seasoned and experienced therapist, reach out, we can consult and see if working with me is useful to you. My clients tend to be working on being awake and aware of and attuned to the complexity of our culture today. I work with issues of alternative sexuality, gender dysphoria, relationships in all forms including relationships that are kink friendly and/or poly.
Hi Thanks for taking a look at my profile- Reach out if it seems we might be able to work together in a way that would be helpful to you...I'm working only via telehealth which reduces your commute time. If you're looking for a seasoned and experienced therapist, reach out, we can consult and see if working with me is useful to you. My clients tend to be working on being awake and aware of and attuned to the complexity of our culture today. I work with issues of alternative sexuality, gender dysphoria, relationships in all forms including relationships that are kink friendly and/or poly.
(919) 443-6303 View (919) 443-6303
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Jeanette Fisher
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). As a therapist, one of my main goals is to build a strong connection with my clients based on acceptance, trust, and motivation. I feel this connection is important in order to establish a successful therapeutic relationship. I believe that empowering my clients will help them achieve many goals in many areas of their lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). As a therapist, one of my main goals is to build a strong connection with my clients based on acceptance, trust, and motivation. I feel this connection is important in order to establish a successful therapeutic relationship. I believe that empowering my clients will help them achieve many goals in many areas of their lives.
(828) 392-7319 View (828) 392-7319
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Catherine Cope
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Waynesville, NC 28785
Not accepting new clients
Hello! This is Catherine Cope, LCMHC. I am certified as an Internal Family Systems Therapist, Certified with EMDR and hold advanced training in Hakomi, a modality integrating mindfulness and a somatic orientation to therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2003, offering 20 years of experience. I consider it a privilege to work with my clients and look forward to an opportunity to meet.
Hello! This is Catherine Cope, LCMHC. I am certified as an Internal Family Systems Therapist, Certified with EMDR and hold advanced training in Hakomi, a modality integrating mindfulness and a somatic orientation to therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2003, offering 20 years of experience. I consider it a privilege to work with my clients and look forward to an opportunity to meet.
(828) 547-4021 View (828) 547-4021

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28785

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 28785 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Family Conflict
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28785 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28785?

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.