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Photo of Julie Scroggs, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28803, NC
Julie Scroggs
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
Do you feel stuck, stalled, and overwhelmed? Do you feel shame, grief, or isolation? You might feel debilitating worry, have chronic sadness, or even struggle to get out of bed every day. You probably feel lost, unsteady, and lonely. Perhaps you don’t know why you feel so empty and dissatisfied, but nothing you try seems to produce long-term changes. Or, maybe you are aware of a particular issue causing you pain, such as an unfulfilling job or relationship, and carry deep self-doubt or shame. This discomfort is the part of you that is longing for something different. But another part feels unsure and uncomfortable with change.
Do you feel stuck, stalled, and overwhelmed? Do you feel shame, grief, or isolation? You might feel debilitating worry, have chronic sadness, or even struggle to get out of bed every day. You probably feel lost, unsteady, and lonely. Perhaps you don’t know why you feel so empty and dissatisfied, but nothing you try seems to produce long-term changes. Or, maybe you are aware of a particular issue causing you pain, such as an unfulfilling job or relationship, and carry deep self-doubt or shame. This discomfort is the part of you that is longing for something different. But another part feels unsure and uncomfortable with change.
(828) 332-5204 View (828) 332-5204
Photo of Sandy Sawyer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28803, NC
Sandy Sawyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
I love working with adults (age 18 and up) on anxiety, depression, attachment styles, and body image issues. My ideal clients are those who feel like they have been repeating habits and behaviors that are unhealthy and are wanting to learn how to change those patterns. I teach clients how to identify personal and interpersonal needs that are currently unmet and how to set more effective boundaries. I enjoy assisting clients who want to better understand their behaviors and learn how to develop self-awareness skills to help them feel more in control of their lives.
I love working with adults (age 18 and up) on anxiety, depression, attachment styles, and body image issues. My ideal clients are those who feel like they have been repeating habits and behaviors that are unhealthy and are wanting to learn how to change those patterns. I teach clients how to identify personal and interpersonal needs that are currently unmet and how to set more effective boundaries. I enjoy assisting clients who want to better understand their behaviors and learn how to develop self-awareness skills to help them feel more in control of their lives.
(828) 439-0611 View (828) 439-0611
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Jason McKeown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCATPCA
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
Hello and welcome! I'm a dedicated Marriage & Family Therapist committed to creating a safe and supportive space for individuals, couples, and families to navigate the challenges life. I work with clients relationally, whether that relationship is with yourself, a partner, or family member, I am here to guide and support your journey. I have helped thousands of families, couples, and individuals find peace, comfort, and happiness in their lives and relationships. I focus on deepening communication, creating new connection, and moving beyond the past events that control our present lives.
Hello and welcome! I'm a dedicated Marriage & Family Therapist committed to creating a safe and supportive space for individuals, couples, and families to navigate the challenges life. I work with clients relationally, whether that relationship is with yourself, a partner, or family member, I am here to guide and support your journey. I have helped thousands of families, couples, and individuals find peace, comfort, and happiness in their lives and relationships. I focus on deepening communication, creating new connection, and moving beyond the past events that control our present lives.
(828) 392-5949 View (828) 392-5949
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Kat Oliveira
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803  (Online Only)
Are you having trouble adjusting to changes in your life? Are you struggling with uncertainties, doubts, and perhaps some anxiety? If so, let's talk! I help clients who are going through major life transitions (such as endings or changes in current relationships), gender or sexuality questioning (LGBTQQ+), divorce, grief, career changes, and other challenging circumstances.
Are you having trouble adjusting to changes in your life? Are you struggling with uncertainties, doubts, and perhaps some anxiety? If so, let's talk! I help clients who are going through major life transitions (such as endings or changes in current relationships), gender or sexuality questioning (LGBTQQ+), divorce, grief, career changes, and other challenging circumstances.
(828) 585-5328 View (828) 585-5328
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Angela Kelly
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
Do you often find yourself comparing yourself to those around you, wondering how they all seem to have it all figured out while you are just trying to hold it together? You are stressed, on edge, and wondering if anything will ever change. You may find yourself struggling to enjoy things in life, maybe even pulling back from friends and family because they may not understand. You are ready to make a change, to find balance, to be you – but you have no idea where to begin.
Do you often find yourself comparing yourself to those around you, wondering how they all seem to have it all figured out while you are just trying to hold it together? You are stressed, on edge, and wondering if anything will ever change. You may find yourself struggling to enjoy things in life, maybe even pulling back from friends and family because they may not understand. You are ready to make a change, to find balance, to be you – but you have no idea where to begin.
(828) 415-5042 View (828) 415-5042
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Hans Rosario-Singer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
I believe every child and adolescent has the potential within themselves to become healthier and happier, and it is my job to help them unlock that potential. Traditional cognitive and behavioral approaches often fail to create meaningful change, which can lead to feelings of failure or discouragement rather than empowerment. Whether your child or adolescent is struggling with self-esteem, social challenges, or regulation skills, I can help them recognize and unlock the skills and strengths that they already have to over come those challenges.
I believe every child and adolescent has the potential within themselves to become healthier and happier, and it is my job to help them unlock that potential. Traditional cognitive and behavioral approaches often fail to create meaningful change, which can lead to feelings of failure or discouragement rather than empowerment. Whether your child or adolescent is struggling with self-esteem, social challenges, or regulation skills, I can help them recognize and unlock the skills and strengths that they already have to over come those challenges.
(828) 761-7605 View (828) 761-7605
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Phil Sageser
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, MSEd, LCMHC
Asheville, NC 28803
With more than forty years of experience, I have worked with a very wide variety of clients, but my focus has been on various issues relating to trauma. While we can never change what has happened in our past, we can change what that history means for our future. No one wants to remain stuck in the past, forever reliving its tragedies or repeating our mistakes. When we can learn from those mistakes and use the tragedies of the past for fertilizer, we can begin to appreciate the present and the possibilities for future growth become real.
With more than forty years of experience, I have worked with a very wide variety of clients, but my focus has been on various issues relating to trauma. While we can never change what has happened in our past, we can change what that history means for our future. No one wants to remain stuck in the past, forever reliving its tragedies or repeating our mistakes. When we can learn from those mistakes and use the tragedies of the past for fertilizer, we can begin to appreciate the present and the possibilities for future growth become real.
(828) 383-9455 View (828) 383-9455
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Megan McCrary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy provides a unique opportunity to shine light into the shadow places, places that offer rich soil filled with nutrients, healing, and growth if we can learn to turn toward our whole selves with compassionate curiosity. My hope and priority is to provide a warm, safe space to explore deeply and engage openly with all the complexities of being human. I believe everyone is the expert of their own life and brings with them the innate capacity for healing and wholeness.
Therapy provides a unique opportunity to shine light into the shadow places, places that offer rich soil filled with nutrients, healing, and growth if we can learn to turn toward our whole selves with compassionate curiosity. My hope and priority is to provide a warm, safe space to explore deeply and engage openly with all the complexities of being human. I believe everyone is the expert of their own life and brings with them the innate capacity for healing and wholeness.
(828) 554-7009 View (828) 554-7009
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Adam Hallock
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
I am part of Thrive Mental Health Center. We are comprised of a diverse group of clinicians specializing in treatment of clients dealing with psychological and behavioral challenges. We offer individual, couple and family therapy. Our core values are quality of care, individualized approach, person centered & cultural competence. I enjoy working with individuals needing assistance in better managing their mood, emotions, anxiety, relationships, codependency, and life adjustment stressors. Individuals seeking supportive feedback, non-judgmental listening, and constructive counseling services would likely benefit from working with me.
I am part of Thrive Mental Health Center. We are comprised of a diverse group of clinicians specializing in treatment of clients dealing with psychological and behavioral challenges. We offer individual, couple and family therapy. Our core values are quality of care, individualized approach, person centered & cultural competence. I enjoy working with individuals needing assistance in better managing their mood, emotions, anxiety, relationships, codependency, and life adjustment stressors. Individuals seeking supportive feedback, non-judgmental listening, and constructive counseling services would likely benefit from working with me.
(828) 523-1642 View (828) 523-1642
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Jamie Friedrich Ager
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the natural healing capacity and basic wisdom of all human beings. Layers of confusion and unconscious wounds can disconnect us from our true selves, and we may end up feeling bad and acting in ways that hurt our relationships- with ourselves, with others, and with this magnificent planet. We become hard and out of touch with our lives and callings. Real, deep change is possible when we face ourselves and our challenges with honesty, willingness, and compassion. If you're struggling with existential confusion or you're feeling consistently sad, anxious, irritable or numb, I'd love to help.
I believe in the natural healing capacity and basic wisdom of all human beings. Layers of confusion and unconscious wounds can disconnect us from our true selves, and we may end up feeling bad and acting in ways that hurt our relationships- with ourselves, with others, and with this magnificent planet. We become hard and out of touch with our lives and callings. Real, deep change is possible when we face ourselves and our challenges with honesty, willingness, and compassion. If you're struggling with existential confusion or you're feeling consistently sad, anxious, irritable or numb, I'd love to help.
(828) 672-2479 View (828) 672-2479
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Jonathan Tyler Owensby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803  (Online Only)
We are all diverse, complicated, human beings. We experience life and all that comes with it. Sometimes it’s fantastical and magical, sometimes it’s challenging and painful. I think sharing happier, or more positive moments in life is easier than expressing something difficult or simply asking for help when you’re struggling. That’s because it means being vulnerable and vulnerability is often scary and uncomfortable. However, when you're uncomfortable, change tends to happen and it’s usually positive. I won't stop the uncomfortable, but I'll certainly support you through it. Then hopefully vulnerability won’t be so scary anymore.
We are all diverse, complicated, human beings. We experience life and all that comes with it. Sometimes it’s fantastical and magical, sometimes it’s challenging and painful. I think sharing happier, or more positive moments in life is easier than expressing something difficult or simply asking for help when you’re struggling. That’s because it means being vulnerable and vulnerability is often scary and uncomfortable. However, when you're uncomfortable, change tends to happen and it’s usually positive. I won't stop the uncomfortable, but I'll certainly support you through it. Then hopefully vulnerability won’t be so scary anymore.
(828) 818-9161 View (828) 818-9161
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Allison Miall Davis
Counselor, LCMHCA, BS
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
In life, there are times we find ourselves in unfamiliar waters and without a compass allowing us to navigate. Being a light guide and helping you find and follow your compass to your best self and life is my. I provide you with the education, unwavering positive regard alongside insights needed to catalyze your own navigation of personal healing. I will help you find your compass and navigate this experience with the goal of you not just surviving anymore. It’s your time to thrive."
In life, there are times we find ourselves in unfamiliar waters and without a compass allowing us to navigate. Being a light guide and helping you find and follow your compass to your best self and life is my. I provide you with the education, unwavering positive regard alongside insights needed to catalyze your own navigation of personal healing. I will help you find your compass and navigate this experience with the goal of you not just surviving anymore. It’s your time to thrive."
(828) 759-5137 View (828) 759-5137
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Sarah Page .... Therapist Counselor Navigator
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
Are you living with depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, lack of direction, trauma? I believe that we naturally feel a call to live meaningful, loving lives and know intuitively that this is our best path but we often will feel stuck, unsure, fearful and so take no action. Existential therapy calls this a restricted existence and believes the goal of all therapy is to remove the road blocks that are limiting you from moving toward living your best life.
Are you living with depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, lack of direction, trauma? I believe that we naturally feel a call to live meaningful, loving lives and know intuitively that this is our best path but we often will feel stuck, unsure, fearful and so take no action. Existential therapy calls this a restricted existence and believes the goal of all therapy is to remove the road blocks that are limiting you from moving toward living your best life.
(828) 528-6644 View (828) 528-6644
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Allison Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
Adolescence and young adulthood are challenging times, full of growth and transition for individuals and families. I love supporting adolescents and emerging adults as they explore their identities and light their paths into adulthood. I am skilled at working with families through these transitional times, and also enjoy supporting couples in achieving healthy communication and partnership. My clinical experience runs the gamut from in-home work with court mandated youth, residential work with adolescent girls, and community-based outpatient therapy with high school students and kids in foster care.
Adolescence and young adulthood are challenging times, full of growth and transition for individuals and families. I love supporting adolescents and emerging adults as they explore their identities and light their paths into adulthood. I am skilled at working with families through these transitional times, and also enjoy supporting couples in achieving healthy communication and partnership. My clinical experience runs the gamut from in-home work with court mandated youth, residential work with adolescent girls, and community-based outpatient therapy with high school students and kids in foster care.
(828) 481-8514 View (828) 481-8514
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Lauri Burmeister
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal as a practitioner, and the cornerstone of good therapy, is to foster a trusting, respectful, and collaborative relationship where clients can feel safe to sort through sensitive issues and make changes. For those reading, I honor your sense of purpose and your courage to take the first step. Together, we can team up to build skills, resolve concerns, and achieve mutually developed goals. You can achieve a high level of well-being and enjoyment in life, no matter where you start from and no matter your challenges. Your goals are within reach; success is possible!
My goal as a practitioner, and the cornerstone of good therapy, is to foster a trusting, respectful, and collaborative relationship where clients can feel safe to sort through sensitive issues and make changes. For those reading, I honor your sense of purpose and your courage to take the first step. Together, we can team up to build skills, resolve concerns, and achieve mutually developed goals. You can achieve a high level of well-being and enjoyment in life, no matter where you start from and no matter your challenges. Your goals are within reach; success is possible!
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Maggie Boyle
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-P, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
I am specifically inclined to work with folks who are curious about using the creative process to heal, who are LGBTQ+, who are interested in exploring new ways to find or relocate their intuitive voice to reconstruct and tell their story, and who are in recovery from substance use, imposter syndrome, or wounded childhoods.Compiling words together to form accurate depictions of personal narratives attached to life experiences can feel extremely daunting in talk therapy alone. With the invitation to use art, movement, metaphor, sound and play, exploring creativity can provide non-threatening means to access empowerment and healing.
I am specifically inclined to work with folks who are curious about using the creative process to heal, who are LGBTQ+, who are interested in exploring new ways to find or relocate their intuitive voice to reconstruct and tell their story, and who are in recovery from substance use, imposter syndrome, or wounded childhoods.Compiling words together to form accurate depictions of personal narratives attached to life experiences can feel extremely daunting in talk therapy alone. With the invitation to use art, movement, metaphor, sound and play, exploring creativity can provide non-threatening means to access empowerment and healing.
(828) 537-8356 View (828) 537-8356
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Thomas Jeffords
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
My goal is to develop and grow an authentic connection with you so that you feel empowered to put into words what your unique experience is like. We both know that, without trust, you will not feel comfortable sharing about yourself, your life, what you are proud of, and what you are challenged by. Your goals and interests in how to use our therapeutic relationship will determine where we go in sessions, and I am comfortable using elements from several modalities, from reflective and existential to solution-focused and practical, with quite a bit in between, always through a lens of attachment and neurobiology.
My goal is to develop and grow an authentic connection with you so that you feel empowered to put into words what your unique experience is like. We both know that, without trust, you will not feel comfortable sharing about yourself, your life, what you are proud of, and what you are challenged by. Your goals and interests in how to use our therapeutic relationship will determine where we go in sessions, and I am comfortable using elements from several modalities, from reflective and existential to solution-focused and practical, with quite a bit in between, always through a lens of attachment and neurobiology.
(828) 675-7037 View (828) 675-7037
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Matt Fuenfhausen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCSI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
I live and practice by a radical notion: Being heard by another heals us, not just emotionally but intellectually and physically as well. “Heard” isn't simply conversing with peers, sharing memories with loved ones, or listening to a friend’s embarrassing anecdote. Being heard is to be recognized and validated, not just verbally but through another’s objective presence: “I see you. I hear you. I am holding this space just for you, not in spite of what you think of as failures or short-comings rather, because of your innate, complicated humanity with all its joy and sorrow, glory and shame, accomplishment and frustration.
I live and practice by a radical notion: Being heard by another heals us, not just emotionally but intellectually and physically as well. “Heard” isn't simply conversing with peers, sharing memories with loved ones, or listening to a friend’s embarrassing anecdote. Being heard is to be recognized and validated, not just verbally but through another’s objective presence: “I see you. I hear you. I am holding this space just for you, not in spite of what you think of as failures or short-comings rather, because of your innate, complicated humanity with all its joy and sorrow, glory and shame, accomplishment and frustration.
(828) 330-8626 View (828) 330-8626
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Kathleen Fleming
LCMHC Associate, LCMHCA, MS MCFC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
I believe in feelings. YOUR feelings. Usually, people come to me with emotions like overwhelm, isolation and invisibility. They say, “I’m afraid I’m a failure,” and “I don’t think I’m doing this right.” My job is to spark curiosity about your inner landscape. I support your gradual unfolding: learning to metabolize and negotiate feeling states, becoming mindful of the present moment, and locating patterns that you might not even be aware of. I help people understand the nature of attachment, the physiology of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, and how authentic connection nourishes our psyche and promotes long-term health.
I believe in feelings. YOUR feelings. Usually, people come to me with emotions like overwhelm, isolation and invisibility. They say, “I’m afraid I’m a failure,” and “I don’t think I’m doing this right.” My job is to spark curiosity about your inner landscape. I support your gradual unfolding: learning to metabolize and negotiate feeling states, becoming mindful of the present moment, and locating patterns that you might not even be aware of. I help people understand the nature of attachment, the physiology of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, and how authentic connection nourishes our psyche and promotes long-term health.
(828) 332-5580 View (828) 332-5580
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Vanessa Guerrero
LCMHC Associate, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting Clients ( Telehealth Only)-My name is Vanessa Guerero and I am a clinical therapist with Winter to Spring Wellness. Prior to being in Asheville for almost a decade, I originally hail from Miami, Fl. I am a proud daughter of Cuban immigrants and a first-generation college student. As a teen I had my own battles with physical and mental wellness, difficulties with acculturation as well as struggled with cultural stigma in regard to mental health care. Through my own work, I have been able to find healing and am now honored to support others who struggle with their own mental wellness and similar issues.
Currently Accepting Clients ( Telehealth Only)-My name is Vanessa Guerero and I am a clinical therapist with Winter to Spring Wellness. Prior to being in Asheville for almost a decade, I originally hail from Miami, Fl. I am a proud daughter of Cuban immigrants and a first-generation college student. As a teen I had my own battles with physical and mental wellness, difficulties with acculturation as well as struggled with cultural stigma in regard to mental health care. Through my own work, I have been able to find healing and am now honored to support others who struggle with their own mental wellness and similar issues.
(828) 382-8550 View (828) 382-8550

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Number of Therapists in 28803

300+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 28803 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28803 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28803?

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.