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John Richard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
We're each gifted... We're each wounded... Nobody escapes the extraordinary challenges of being human. Seeking out a compassionate ally skilled in the process of healing is an important and courageous act, one that can lead to greater fulfillment, resiliency, self-esteem, and well-being. I work with adults of all ages who struggle with anxiety, trauma, life transitions, grief, depression, LGBTQ, relationship issues, men's issue's, and spiritual and existential crises. I have extensive experience with young adults navigating the challenges of moving into greater self-knowledge, empowerment, and a life of their own.
We're each gifted... We're each wounded... Nobody escapes the extraordinary challenges of being human. Seeking out a compassionate ally skilled in the process of healing is an important and courageous act, one that can lead to greater fulfillment, resiliency, self-esteem, and well-being. I work with adults of all ages who struggle with anxiety, trauma, life transitions, grief, depression, LGBTQ, relationship issues, men's issue's, and spiritual and existential crises. I have extensive experience with young adults navigating the challenges of moving into greater self-knowledge, empowerment, and a life of their own.
(336) 361-1316 View (336) 361-1316
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Ashley Mott
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Not accepting new clients
The messy, imperfect beauty of life inspires me. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing significant life transitions. Whether it be changing a career, ending or beginning an intimate relationship, facing grief or outgrowing particular patterns of behavior. I am here to witness, support and advocate for you. I also specialize in working with those raised in dysfunctional and/or alcoholic families. As a clinically trained contemplative psychotherapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals in remembering and living their inherent worth, wildness and gifts.
The messy, imperfect beauty of life inspires me. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing significant life transitions. Whether it be changing a career, ending or beginning an intimate relationship, facing grief or outgrowing particular patterns of behavior. I am here to witness, support and advocate for you. I also specialize in working with those raised in dysfunctional and/or alcoholic families. As a clinically trained contemplative psychotherapist, I am dedicated to supporting individuals in remembering and living their inherent worth, wildness and gifts.
(828) 266-0538 View (828) 266-0538
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Megan Elizabeth Simpson
Counselor, LCMHC, BCN, QEEG-DL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and suffer from symptoms such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and sleeplessness. I combine the practice of counseling with neurofeedback, biofeedback and QEEG to inform, validate, and inspire clients to reach their full potential.
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and suffer from symptoms such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and sleeplessness. I combine the practice of counseling with neurofeedback, biofeedback and QEEG to inform, validate, and inspire clients to reach their full potential.
(828) 713-0939 View (828) 713-0939
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Heidi Andersen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC-S, CBTP, RYT
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
The best time to mend your relationship with your body is 20 years ago. The second best time is NOW. You have been feeling at war with your body and confused about your relationship with food. You are ready to heal the underlying issues that led you to be preoccupied with your body and food. You have tried other approaches and are ready to heal the root causes. You are highly sensitive, intelligent, intuitive and creative and focusing on food and your body has been a way to manage being a thin skinned person in a thick skinned world. You have a sense that your body could be a resource in healing and reclaiming trust with yourself.
The best time to mend your relationship with your body is 20 years ago. The second best time is NOW. You have been feeling at war with your body and confused about your relationship with food. You are ready to heal the underlying issues that led you to be preoccupied with your body and food. You have tried other approaches and are ready to heal the root causes. You are highly sensitive, intelligent, intuitive and creative and focusing on food and your body has been a way to manage being a thin skinned person in a thick skinned world. You have a sense that your body could be a resource in healing and reclaiming trust with yourself.
(828) 882-2621 View (828) 882-2621
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Stephen Barnard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m a licensed social worker with over 17 years of experience in the field. My specialties include working with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, and compulsive and obsessive behaviors. I use a holistic approach which can incorporate techniques such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. I often find that my clients benefit from my experience working with modern neuroscience, which helps us better understand what’s going on inside our brains as we work towards changing our patterns of thinking and behavior.
Hello! I’m a licensed social worker with over 17 years of experience in the field. My specialties include working with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, and compulsive and obsessive behaviors. I use a holistic approach which can incorporate techniques such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. I often find that my clients benefit from my experience working with modern neuroscience, which helps us better understand what’s going on inside our brains as we work towards changing our patterns of thinking and behavior.
(919) 809-6079 View (919) 809-6079
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Kristi Wrolstad
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, SEP, ATR-BC, REAT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Hello. I’m delighted you found me. Let me tell you a bit about myself so you can get a feel for how we might work together. I have an adaptable, multifaceted approach that helps me meet each person where they are so I can best support them in their journey of healing and self-discovery. I specialize in trauma work and have experience working with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, and many other mental health challenges. I have been trained in Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR and am an IFS Certified Therapist.
Hello. I’m delighted you found me. Let me tell you a bit about myself so you can get a feel for how we might work together. I have an adaptable, multifaceted approach that helps me meet each person where they are so I can best support them in their journey of healing and self-discovery. I specialize in trauma work and have experience working with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, and many other mental health challenges. I have been trained in Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR and am an IFS Certified Therapist.
(828) 414-2856 View (828) 414-2856
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Jen Perrine
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
All relationships hold the capacity for both sacred joy and deep pain. We tend to get stuck in cycles that threaten to derail our connection with the ones who matter most. We lose sight of one another in the daily grind and can’t seem to find our way back to a partner or maybe even to ourselves. That feeling of safety and respect slips away, and you get stuck in negative emotions that steal the love you once held for your partner. You reach out and feel rejected. You take space but feel lonely. You are not the only one. Like you, I’ve experienced negative relationship cycles in my 15-year marriage.
All relationships hold the capacity for both sacred joy and deep pain. We tend to get stuck in cycles that threaten to derail our connection with the ones who matter most. We lose sight of one another in the daily grind and can’t seem to find our way back to a partner or maybe even to ourselves. That feeling of safety and respect slips away, and you get stuck in negative emotions that steal the love you once held for your partner. You reach out and feel rejected. You take space but feel lonely. You are not the only one. Like you, I’ve experienced negative relationship cycles in my 15-year marriage.
(828) 818-8781 View (828) 818-8781
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Zachary Kampf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Are you looking for something deeper out of therapy than feeling emotionally validated or learning to change your thought patterns? If you're like many people I've talked with, you don't want band-aids. You don't want coping skills for your depression, mindfulness exercises for your anxiety or panic - you want to know WHY you're experiencing those challenges in the first place. If you're asking these deeper questions, there's some part of you that is longing for more than just the immediate relief from your symptoms. There is a part of you that desires serious personal growth and transformation. And I want to help you achieve it!
Are you looking for something deeper out of therapy than feeling emotionally validated or learning to change your thought patterns? If you're like many people I've talked with, you don't want band-aids. You don't want coping skills for your depression, mindfulness exercises for your anxiety or panic - you want to know WHY you're experiencing those challenges in the first place. If you're asking these deeper questions, there's some part of you that is longing for more than just the immediate relief from your symptoms. There is a part of you that desires serious personal growth and transformation. And I want to help you achieve it!
(828) 471-9348 View (828) 471-9348
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Brinkley Stone-Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes we need someone to help us get grounded, reconnect to ourselves and our relationships, and get through challenging times. I’m a licensed therapist in Asheville, NC, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. I have been supporting individuals and their families since 2004.  I use an attachment based, psychodynamic approach to healing trauma and relationships, along with Brainspotting. I specialize in treating trauma, attachment wounds, and addiction.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Sometimes we need someone to help us get grounded, reconnect to ourselves and our relationships, and get through challenging times. I’m a licensed therapist in Asheville, NC, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. I have been supporting individuals and their families since 2004.  I use an attachment based, psychodynamic approach to healing trauma and relationships, along with Brainspotting. I specialize in treating trauma, attachment wounds, and addiction.
(828) 705-3537 View (828) 705-3537
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Joseph Bane
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
When certain parts of our life feel outside of our control, it creates stress that impacts other parts of our life. Seeking help can feel like an additional stress. Not only do you have to find someone that you feel like is a good personality match, but you are expected to tell your story to someone you don’t know. That can be a hard thing to ask of someone.
When certain parts of our life feel outside of our control, it creates stress that impacts other parts of our life. Seeking help can feel like an additional stress. Not only do you have to find someone that you feel like is a good personality match, but you are expected to tell your story to someone you don’t know. That can be a hard thing to ask of someone.
(828) 520-2106 View (828) 520-2106
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Monisha Berkowski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can help you understand how past experiences impact your daily life and relationships. By recognizing these patterns, we can begin cultivating lasting change in our interactions and relationships. Most of my clients want to improve their relationships, their sex life, or explore their identities or transitions. I specialize in sex and relationship therapy, enhancing intimacy and desire, improving differences in desire, and working through pain or dysfunction, particularly within the queer community. I also offer psychological evaluations to clarify diagnoses and collaborate on treatment recommendations.
Therapy can help you understand how past experiences impact your daily life and relationships. By recognizing these patterns, we can begin cultivating lasting change in our interactions and relationships. Most of my clients want to improve their relationships, their sex life, or explore their identities or transitions. I specialize in sex and relationship therapy, enhancing intimacy and desire, improving differences in desire, and working through pain or dysfunction, particularly within the queer community. I also offer psychological evaluations to clarify diagnoses and collaborate on treatment recommendations.
(828) 827-4794 View (828) 827-4794
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Rana K Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Do you feel overwhelmed? Have you endured unbearable circumstances in the past? Do you feel like you spend your life in a rushed and hurried state, longing to slow down, only to be unable to relax when you have the chance? Do you feel a persistent aloneness or separateness, even in the midst of your acquaintances, friends, family, and colleagues? Do you feel stuck in some area of of your life, be it love, work, home, or even your spiritual life? If so, I can help!
Do you feel overwhelmed? Have you endured unbearable circumstances in the past? Do you feel like you spend your life in a rushed and hurried state, longing to slow down, only to be unable to relax when you have the chance? Do you feel a persistent aloneness or separateness, even in the midst of your acquaintances, friends, family, and colleagues? Do you feel stuck in some area of of your life, be it love, work, home, or even your spiritual life? If so, I can help!
(828) 538-2315 View (828) 538-2315
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Sam Robinson
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Life is relational. From our first breath to our last, we are in relation to someone or something. Oftentimes, our suffering can be traced back to feeling stuck in our ways of relating, finding that no matter who or what we’re relating to, we feel anxious, depressed, unheard, or unloved. It can be helpful to pause and observe how our relationships and general patterns of relating are constraining or frustrating our lives in some way. Themes that I enjoy working with are anxiety, depression, grief, developmental trauma, relationship issues, doubt, faith, meaninglessness, spirituality, family of origin issues, dreaming, and meditation
Life is relational. From our first breath to our last, we are in relation to someone or something. Oftentimes, our suffering can be traced back to feeling stuck in our ways of relating, finding that no matter who or what we’re relating to, we feel anxious, depressed, unheard, or unloved. It can be helpful to pause and observe how our relationships and general patterns of relating are constraining or frustrating our lives in some way. Themes that I enjoy working with are anxiety, depression, grief, developmental trauma, relationship issues, doubt, faith, meaninglessness, spirituality, family of origin issues, dreaming, and meditation
(828) 826-1570 View (828) 826-1570
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Jacob Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I provide support and guidance so that my clients do not have to bear their struggles alone. We work collaboratively to understand what is not working and why. We examine past patterns of experience to help us understand current feelings and behaviors. We can create lasting change and transformation by addressing the underlying issues. I emphasize individual empowerment which allows the client to own their own victories. Empowerment creates a ripple effect which can transcend every aspect of ones life not just in one specific area.
I provide support and guidance so that my clients do not have to bear their struggles alone. We work collaboratively to understand what is not working and why. We examine past patterns of experience to help us understand current feelings and behaviors. We can create lasting change and transformation by addressing the underlying issues. I emphasize individual empowerment which allows the client to own their own victories. Empowerment creates a ripple effect which can transcend every aspect of ones life not just in one specific area.
(828) 457-7194 View (828) 457-7194
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Resilient Mind Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Navigating a path that is different from what your parents, friends, or even what you had originally planned should feel warm, celebratory, and freeing, but perhaps you’ve experienced inner turmoil, persecution, and pain instead. The pain of your identities, unique experience, and even your very existence being dismissed and invalidated. Entering into relationships that others don’t understand or approve of can cause tension in the relationship itself. It feels as though there’s a magnifying glass on your ‘non -traditional’ way of life and you’ve become hyper-aware of how you show up in and are experienced by those around you.
Navigating a path that is different from what your parents, friends, or even what you had originally planned should feel warm, celebratory, and freeing, but perhaps you’ve experienced inner turmoil, persecution, and pain instead. The pain of your identities, unique experience, and even your very existence being dismissed and invalidated. Entering into relationships that others don’t understand or approve of can cause tension in the relationship itself. It feels as though there’s a magnifying glass on your ‘non -traditional’ way of life and you’ve become hyper-aware of how you show up in and are experienced by those around you.
(828) 382-8420 View (828) 382-8420
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Reuben Brody
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Are you bombarded with thoughts that you’re unworthy of love or success? Do you feel like you’re too far behind or a fraud? Does this cause insomnia? Are you chronically dissatisfied, struggling to maintain moods let alone motivation? I’m here to tell you it’s ok; I know how that feels and it stinks. I help folks struggling with depression and anxiety so they grow beyond life’s transitions, be it relationships, gaining independence or grief, which isn’t just the loss of a loved one, it can also be the loss of a life we thought we’d have. You deserve contentment now.
Are you bombarded with thoughts that you’re unworthy of love or success? Do you feel like you’re too far behind or a fraud? Does this cause insomnia? Are you chronically dissatisfied, struggling to maintain moods let alone motivation? I’m here to tell you it’s ok; I know how that feels and it stinks. I help folks struggling with depression and anxiety so they grow beyond life’s transitions, be it relationships, gaining independence or grief, which isn’t just the loss of a loved one, it can also be the loss of a life we thought we’d have. You deserve contentment now.
(828) 520-0742 View (828) 520-0742
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Henry Matthew Begner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCASA
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Clients come to me with stress, sadness, anxiety, guilt, grief, shame, confusion, addictions, relationship issues and trauma. Clients often need help with processing overwhelming emotional experiences and getting back to a place where they can 'self-regulate' their own nervous systems during tough times. My work focuses on a somatic/body-centered, trauma informed, mindfulness-based approach. Clients who work with me find that the therapeutic relationship serves as a resource for getting where they want to be in their lives. With therapeutic support, difficult experiences help guide us to our innate wisdom, strength and resilience.
Clients come to me with stress, sadness, anxiety, guilt, grief, shame, confusion, addictions, relationship issues and trauma. Clients often need help with processing overwhelming emotional experiences and getting back to a place where they can 'self-regulate' their own nervous systems during tough times. My work focuses on a somatic/body-centered, trauma informed, mindfulness-based approach. Clients who work with me find that the therapeutic relationship serves as a resource for getting where they want to be in their lives. With therapeutic support, difficult experiences help guide us to our innate wisdom, strength and resilience.
(828) 332-5548 View (828) 332-5548
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Deborah H. Weir
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC, CHT
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
My ideal client wants to change and evolve, and is willing to work at it through sessions and homework! I'm non-judgmental and a creative collaborator with my clients. I've done my job if clients feel heard, renewed, and empowered. I have a ton of experience and credentials: I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Brainspotting, and Brain-based Hypnotherapy. I work in trauma recovery, relationship issues, addiction, mood disorders, Jungian counseling, and spiritual counseling. I'm extremely adventurous, youthful, and have experienced life in many places and realms.
My ideal client wants to change and evolve, and is willing to work at it through sessions and homework! I'm non-judgmental and a creative collaborator with my clients. I've done my job if clients feel heard, renewed, and empowered. I have a ton of experience and credentials: I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Brainspotting, and Brain-based Hypnotherapy. I work in trauma recovery, relationship issues, addiction, mood disorders, Jungian counseling, and spiritual counseling. I'm extremely adventurous, youthful, and have experienced life in many places and realms.
(828) 408-0324 View (828) 408-0324
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Kaylina Michaela
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, Kaylina Michaela, MA, LCMHCA, SEP, NCC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I believe we are born innately good, creative and self-actualizing. It is my greatest gift to companion with others on the full spectrum of their human journey. Healing happens when we feel heard, seen, and "gotten" by another. Relational trauma and societal conditioning can cause us to doubt our inner sensings and disconnect from our deepest truth. I specialize in helping trauma survivors reclaim and trust what is most authentic in themselves. My clients are often sensitive, intelligent, creative and motivated to heal.
I believe we are born innately good, creative and self-actualizing. It is my greatest gift to companion with others on the full spectrum of their human journey. Healing happens when we feel heard, seen, and "gotten" by another. Relational trauma and societal conditioning can cause us to doubt our inner sensings and disconnect from our deepest truth. I specialize in helping trauma survivors reclaim and trust what is most authentic in themselves. My clients are often sensitive, intelligent, creative and motivated to heal.
(828) 518-2438 View (828) 518-2438
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Leah Estes
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or depression? Have you faced challenging situations in the past that still affect your well-being? Do you often feel lonely or disconnected, even when with others? Therapy offers an opportunity for personal growth and self-compassion, no matter how you arrived at this point. My intention is to create a compassionate, & empowering space where we can gently explore the responses and experiences that have grown uncomfortably heavy. Together, we will work to navigate this journey, providing support as you confront past traumas and struggles, and paving the way for the healing you seek.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or depression? Have you faced challenging situations in the past that still affect your well-being? Do you often feel lonely or disconnected, even when with others? Therapy offers an opportunity for personal growth and self-compassion, no matter how you arrived at this point. My intention is to create a compassionate, & empowering space where we can gently explore the responses and experiences that have grown uncomfortably heavy. Together, we will work to navigate this journey, providing support as you confront past traumas and struggles, and paving the way for the healing you seek.
(828) 209-8894 View (828) 209-8894

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28801

700+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 28801 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28801 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28801?

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.