Therapists in 28787

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Kimberly McGrady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787  (Online Only)
Right now it doesn't feel like it, but you can create change in your life! Let me support you to get your mind to stop doing all that unhealthy stuff like keeping you stuck, unmotivated, ruminating, anxious, fearful, insecure, depressed, being self-critical, and repeating negative patterns. Let's dive in, see where your head is, set therapy goals, create new thought patterns, learn self compassion, and get you back to living your best life.
Right now it doesn't feel like it, but you can create change in your life! Let me support you to get your mind to stop doing all that unhealthy stuff like keeping you stuck, unmotivated, ruminating, anxious, fearful, insecure, depressed, being self-critical, and repeating negative patterns. Let's dive in, see where your head is, set therapy goals, create new thought patterns, learn self compassion, and get you back to living your best life.
(828) 554-2074 View (828) 554-2074
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Karen Osborne-Rowland
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MAEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787
Not accepting new clients
I encourage my clients to identify and express their feelings and to more fully understand their personal frames of reference. I often use a practical approach, focusing on the development of short and long-term goals, looking at what has and hasn't worked in the past and examining the potential consequences of various courses of action and points of view. I also guide consideration of how the past continues to affect the present. I use a wide range of therapeutic activities to facilitate the therapeutic relationship and process. My goal is to help you reach yours. I hope you'll give me that opportunity.
I encourage my clients to identify and express their feelings and to more fully understand their personal frames of reference. I often use a practical approach, focusing on the development of short and long-term goals, looking at what has and hasn't worked in the past and examining the potential consequences of various courses of action and points of view. I also guide consideration of how the past continues to affect the present. I use a wide range of therapeutic activities to facilitate the therapeutic relationship and process. My goal is to help you reach yours. I hope you'll give me that opportunity.
(828) 394-1267 View (828) 394-1267
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Aimee Elise Mercier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, CHT
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787
Waitlist for new clients
All talked out? Many of my clients have decades of experience in therapy, yet have found little relief from their anxiety or depression. I work with adults and couples who are ready to go deeper into the unconscious mind to heal old wounds, change outdated patterns and cultivate a compassionate relationship with themselves. My clients have great insight, and are ready to finally embody and feel what they cognitively know to be true: “I am safe. I am loveable. I am enough.” Deeply knowing yourself is the greatest gift you can give your heart. Learning to regulate your nervous system is a close second.
All talked out? Many of my clients have decades of experience in therapy, yet have found little relief from their anxiety or depression. I work with adults and couples who are ready to go deeper into the unconscious mind to heal old wounds, change outdated patterns and cultivate a compassionate relationship with themselves. My clients have great insight, and are ready to finally embody and feel what they cognitively know to be true: “I am safe. I am loveable. I am enough.” Deeply knowing yourself is the greatest gift you can give your heart. Learning to regulate your nervous system is a close second.
(828) 672-2366 View (828) 672-2366
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Jack Hannibal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787  (Online Only)
Your relationship doesn’t work the way you’d like it to. You and your partner keep getting caught in the same repetitive patterns that make good communication and warm, secure connection all but impossible. Neither of you want the relationship to function like this, and yet, try as you might, you have been unable to change it. It's not about working harder but working differently. I can help.
Your relationship doesn’t work the way you’d like it to. You and your partner keep getting caught in the same repetitive patterns that make good communication and warm, secure connection all but impossible. Neither of you want the relationship to function like this, and yet, try as you might, you have been unable to change it. It's not about working harder but working differently. I can help.
(310) 879-5953 View (310) 879-5953
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Brian Zayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787  (Online Only)
Whether this is your first time seeing a therapist or not, seeking help can be difficult, and I thank you for viewing my page. No matter how long you have had to deal with your issues , we can collaborate to find approaches that move towards resolving them. After learning about you at the beginning, we will work together to determine your goals and frame an initial approach towards achieving them. I feel humbled and honored to be able to work with people who survived difficult life experiences. I have worked in clinics mostly in the NYC area, and have treated adolescents to the elderly and couples, with a wide variety of issues.
Whether this is your first time seeing a therapist or not, seeking help can be difficult, and I thank you for viewing my page. No matter how long you have had to deal with your issues , we can collaborate to find approaches that move towards resolving them. After learning about you at the beginning, we will work together to determine your goals and frame an initial approach towards achieving them. I feel humbled and honored to be able to work with people who survived difficult life experiences. I have worked in clinics mostly in the NYC area, and have treated adolescents to the elderly and couples, with a wide variety of issues.
(828) 360-9889 View (828) 360-9889
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Emily (Deserio) Gambrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787
Hi! So...you're looking for a therapist but the process has you feeling more overwhelmed than you already were. Take a moment, take a deep breath. It feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, I know. You feel like days became months became years and now this life you're living doesn't much resemble the life you truly want if you're honest. Chronic stress, trauma, and really hard life experiences are taking a toll on your mind, body, and spirit. The fatigue, the feeling that your body is maxing out, the worry that you can't go on much longer like this - this is your deep knowing that something has to give.
Hi! So...you're looking for a therapist but the process has you feeling more overwhelmed than you already were. Take a moment, take a deep breath. It feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, I know. You feel like days became months became years and now this life you're living doesn't much resemble the life you truly want if you're honest. Chronic stress, trauma, and really hard life experiences are taking a toll on your mind, body, and spirit. The fatigue, the feeling that your body is maxing out, the worry that you can't go on much longer like this - this is your deep knowing that something has to give.
(828) 237-6114 View (828) 237-6114
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Jen Larkin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787  (Online Only)
Sometimes it might feel like finding peace, contentment, and a sense of being "okay" is out of reach. The weight of traumas, heartaches, anxieties, and other painful emotions can linger, clouding our thoughts and leaving us feeling stuck. But here's what's important: they contain the key to your own healing.
Sometimes it might feel like finding peace, contentment, and a sense of being "okay" is out of reach. The weight of traumas, heartaches, anxieties, and other painful emotions can linger, clouding our thoughts and leaving us feeling stuck. But here's what's important: they contain the key to your own healing.
(828) 374-1639 View (828) 374-1639
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Laurie Tollman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Laurie. Are you looking for a therapist who will help you understand how to meet life’s challenges? Has your stress level escalated to a point where you feel like you can’t carry the weight by yourself? Are you afraid to talk with family or friends for fear of being judged or criticized? I have helped many folks learn how to navigate some of life’s most difficult challenges including divorce, death of loved ones, substance use, gender issues and neurodiversity, with respect and dignity.
Hi I’m Laurie. Are you looking for a therapist who will help you understand how to meet life’s challenges? Has your stress level escalated to a point where you feel like you can’t carry the weight by yourself? Are you afraid to talk with family or friends for fear of being judged or criticized? I have helped many folks learn how to navigate some of life’s most difficult challenges including divorce, death of loved ones, substance use, gender issues and neurodiversity, with respect and dignity.
(704) 610-2994 View (704) 610-2994
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Tricia Osterberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787
Not accepting new clients
I help people struggling with navigating a world that feels like it's not built for them. Whether it's working through gender/sexuality issues, trauma, or figuring out how to be in the world without drugs and alcohol, I work with folks to strengthen their own inner wisdom in order to walk through the world whole and confident with a sense of belonging. I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to come as you are, discover who you want to be, and figure out what is getting in the way.
I help people struggling with navigating a world that feels like it's not built for them. Whether it's working through gender/sexuality issues, trauma, or figuring out how to be in the world without drugs and alcohol, I work with folks to strengthen their own inner wisdom in order to walk through the world whole and confident with a sense of belonging. I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to come as you are, discover who you want to be, and figure out what is getting in the way.
(828) 383-0391 View (828) 383-0391
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Moriah Veres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787
Hello! And welcome! Being a human is hard, finding a therapist is hard, and asking for help can also be hard… and look at you, here, showing up, already doing hard things. My name is Moriah, and I am a therapist because I deeply care about humans. I am heart-centered and open minded, and I take a curious and collaborative approach. I enjoy joining my clients in their own process of discovery and healing. I believe in safe spaces. I believe in providing my clients with a safe space to explore and accept various aspects of themselves. I care about my clients, and I believe in their ability to heal and grow.
Hello! And welcome! Being a human is hard, finding a therapist is hard, and asking for help can also be hard… and look at you, here, showing up, already doing hard things. My name is Moriah, and I am a therapist because I deeply care about humans. I am heart-centered and open minded, and I take a curious and collaborative approach. I enjoy joining my clients in their own process of discovery and healing. I believe in safe spaces. I believe in providing my clients with a safe space to explore and accept various aspects of themselves. I care about my clients, and I believe in their ability to heal and grow.
(828) 360-8470 View (828) 360-8470
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Bobby Liebman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787
Chances are that if you’re reading my profile then you have probably been struggling for quite some time and have finally decided to give therapy a try. Congrats, this is often the hardest step. I primarily work with “men’s issues”, aka, the way in which men deal with emotional and relational challenges. Our work often starts when some patterns or habits have now grown into intolerable burdens that may be threatening things like their ability to work, stay in a relationship, or keep emotions like anger and shame at bay. Men are experiencing a crisis of connection and what men need most is the very thing they fear: emotional honesty.
Chances are that if you’re reading my profile then you have probably been struggling for quite some time and have finally decided to give therapy a try. Congrats, this is often the hardest step. I primarily work with “men’s issues”, aka, the way in which men deal with emotional and relational challenges. Our work often starts when some patterns or habits have now grown into intolerable burdens that may be threatening things like their ability to work, stay in a relationship, or keep emotions like anger and shame at bay. Men are experiencing a crisis of connection and what men need most is the very thing they fear: emotional honesty.
(828) 355-4442 View (828) 355-4442
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Sara L Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787
*Accepting New Clients* We all have times in our lives during which we struggle with life's challenges, some of us more than others. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or difficulty regulating your mood? Do you find yourself engaging in unhealthy behaviors to manage your distress? Do you find yourself helping others at the expense of your own emotional well-being? Are you having relationship issues such as difficulty communicating your needs? Are you avoiding people, places, or situations that increase your anxiety? I believe it is a sign of strength and courage to seek professional support when we become overwhelmed.
*Accepting New Clients* We all have times in our lives during which we struggle with life's challenges, some of us more than others. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or difficulty regulating your mood? Do you find yourself engaging in unhealthy behaviors to manage your distress? Do you find yourself helping others at the expense of your own emotional well-being? Are you having relationship issues such as difficulty communicating your needs? Are you avoiding people, places, or situations that increase your anxiety? I believe it is a sign of strength and courage to seek professional support when we become overwhelmed.
(828) 332-5383 View (828) 332-5383
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Brittany Soltani
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787
Do you struggle to engage in the things you want or need to do? Does adulting feel like a slog? Maybe you feel that therapy has helped you in the right direction but has fallen short. You want concrete strategies for the 'doing' of life.
Do you struggle to engage in the things you want or need to do? Does adulting feel like a slog? Maybe you feel that therapy has helped you in the right direction but has fallen short. You want concrete strategies for the 'doing' of life.
(828) 546-5050 View (828) 546-5050
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Mallika Bush
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787
As a relationship coach and trained therapist, I specifically work with engaged couples as build foundational skills for high functioning and successful marriage! My work is a blend of action-oriented skill building and learning to see your relationship in a new way. We work on communication, goal setting, creating a foundation of trust and building healthy interdependence. This kind of work is for you if: you’re ready for more authentic connection; you’re ready for deeper intimacy and trust; you’re ready to feel desired and respected; you are ready to build a strong, lasting and satisfying marriage!
As a relationship coach and trained therapist, I specifically work with engaged couples as build foundational skills for high functioning and successful marriage! My work is a blend of action-oriented skill building and learning to see your relationship in a new way. We work on communication, goal setting, creating a foundation of trust and building healthy interdependence. This kind of work is for you if: you’re ready for more authentic connection; you’re ready for deeper intimacy and trust; you’re ready to feel desired and respected; you are ready to build a strong, lasting and satisfying marriage!
(828) 373-2722 View (828) 373-2722
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Samuel Hensley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787  (Online Only)
Every journey has detours. Sometimes we get lost along the way. That experience - of having lost our way - can often be a catalyst for finding our way again, and finding ourselves, more fully and authentically than ever before. We often feel alone, especially when we feel most lost. But we are not alone, and the process of self-discovery can be made more fulfilling and productive with the help of a skilled therapist. It’s my privilege to walk with other travelers on this journey, and to support others as they move toward healing, growth, and restoration in their lives.
Every journey has detours. Sometimes we get lost along the way. That experience - of having lost our way - can often be a catalyst for finding our way again, and finding ourselves, more fully and authentically than ever before. We often feel alone, especially when we feel most lost. But we are not alone, and the process of self-discovery can be made more fulfilling and productive with the help of a skilled therapist. It’s my privilege to walk with other travelers on this journey, and to support others as they move toward healing, growth, and restoration in their lives.
(828) 332-5271 View (828) 332-5271
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Kristen Moreno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787
Now accepting new clients! Panic attacks are the worst. One moment you feel "fine" & the next you're freaking out! Do you deal with stress, anxiety, & panic? Are you a person who is sensitive to all the dysfunction & pain in the world? Does it feel like sometimes you are full of hope & other times you’re totally hopeless? It can be so confusing & leave you feeling more stress & frustration. Are you coping in unhealthy ways just to get by? Like overeating, overthinking, shopping, drinking to numb out the anxious feelings? Maybe you’re tired of being stuck in this loop. You want to focus on solutions, not just survival.
Now accepting new clients! Panic attacks are the worst. One moment you feel "fine" & the next you're freaking out! Do you deal with stress, anxiety, & panic? Are you a person who is sensitive to all the dysfunction & pain in the world? Does it feel like sometimes you are full of hope & other times you’re totally hopeless? It can be so confusing & leave you feeling more stress & frustration. Are you coping in unhealthy ways just to get by? Like overeating, overthinking, shopping, drinking to numb out the anxious feelings? Maybe you’re tired of being stuck in this loop. You want to focus on solutions, not just survival.
(828) 528-7527 View (828) 528-7527
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Mollie M. Pleetanino
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The journey towards loving ourselves can be painful and confusing. Whether you are dealing with daily stress, historical trauma, or challenging life transitions, I am here to support you. I specialize in helping people navigate addictions, mood disorders, traumatic stress, and psychedelic medicine use by helping them to explore their patterns and cultivate greater meaning in their lives. My therapy takes a nonjudgmental, spiritually oriented focus. Through guiding my clients to approach themselves in more open and honest ways, I help them uncover their core needs so that they may lead lives that feel vibrant and fulfilling.
The journey towards loving ourselves can be painful and confusing. Whether you are dealing with daily stress, historical trauma, or challenging life transitions, I am here to support you. I specialize in helping people navigate addictions, mood disorders, traumatic stress, and psychedelic medicine use by helping them to explore their patterns and cultivate greater meaning in their lives. My therapy takes a nonjudgmental, spiritually oriented focus. Through guiding my clients to approach themselves in more open and honest ways, I help them uncover their core needs so that they may lead lives that feel vibrant and fulfilling.
(415) 702-4796 View (415) 702-4796
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Coyle Coaching and Consulting
PhD
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787
As a counseling psychologist by education, I have been blessed to provide individual, group, marital and family counseling for over 30 years in various settings including major medical centers, university counseling centers, and private practices. I prefer to work collaboratively with clients, ages 13 to adult, and assist in their development of life and relational skills to help moderate their anxiety, depression, grief, frustration or relationship distress. My clients are confronting various life transitions including job stress/dissatisfaction, mid-life confusion, betrayal, divorce, adjustment to change or loss of a loved one.
As a counseling psychologist by education, I have been blessed to provide individual, group, marital and family counseling for over 30 years in various settings including major medical centers, university counseling centers, and private practices. I prefer to work collaboratively with clients, ages 13 to adult, and assist in their development of life and relational skills to help moderate their anxiety, depression, grief, frustration or relationship distress. My clients are confronting various life transitions including job stress/dissatisfaction, mid-life confusion, betrayal, divorce, adjustment to change or loss of a loved one.
(865) 290-7293 View (865) 290-7293
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Mark Wayne Wester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787
Sometimes, life can be extremely difficult and feel out of control. Many of us have been taught that asking for help is a sign of weakness, but I believe that we need to challenge that thought. The ability to be vulnerable, to say we are not okay and to reach out for support, is the bravest step we can take. I have personally witnessed individuals who had experienced years of trauma, addiction and mental health challenges create meaningful lives that brought them a sense of joy and peace. They found a new sense of purpose and created the healthy loving relationships. They realized the laughter they heard was once again their own.
Sometimes, life can be extremely difficult and feel out of control. Many of us have been taught that asking for help is a sign of weakness, but I believe that we need to challenge that thought. The ability to be vulnerable, to say we are not okay and to reach out for support, is the bravest step we can take. I have personally witnessed individuals who had experienced years of trauma, addiction and mental health challenges create meaningful lives that brought them a sense of joy and peace. They found a new sense of purpose and created the healthy loving relationships. They realized the laughter they heard was once again their own.
(828) 383-0193 View (828) 383-0193
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Ashley Mattfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
There are so many different approaches and therapists out there, it can be really overwhelming to find the right fit. It takes a lot of energy and courage to then reach out to a therapist to start this process of recovery. I get it, it's tough, but it's worth it. We all want to get to the other side where we are able to manage the ups and downs the way we envision, but because of negative feelings and events, sometimes we get stuck from making that connection, which is why therapy can be helpful to support moving forward.
There are so many different approaches and therapists out there, it can be really overwhelming to find the right fit. It takes a lot of energy and courage to then reach out to a therapist to start this process of recovery. I get it, it's tough, but it's worth it. We all want to get to the other side where we are able to manage the ups and downs the way we envision, but because of negative feelings and events, sometimes we get stuck from making that connection, which is why therapy can be helpful to support moving forward.
(828) 373-3755 View (828) 373-3755

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28787

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 28787 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
44% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28787 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28787?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.