Therapists in 28804

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Photo of Emilie Hite, Counselor in 28804, NC
Emilie Hite
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCASA, NCC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
Hi! Asking for help can be a vulnerable and scary process. And finding a therapist can be intimidating. Wherever you are in this process, I commend you and am glad that you are here. My goal is to provide an accepting and non-judgemental space that allows you to feel seen and be heard. My hope is to create a welcoming and safe environment for any and all identities, where you can share your story and experiences, feel supported through life transitions and explore doing things differently.
Hi! Asking for help can be a vulnerable and scary process. And finding a therapist can be intimidating. Wherever you are in this process, I commend you and am glad that you are here. My goal is to provide an accepting and non-judgemental space that allows you to feel seen and be heard. My hope is to create a welcoming and safe environment for any and all identities, where you can share your story and experiences, feel supported through life transitions and explore doing things differently.
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Photo of Chris Hargrove, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28804, NC
Chris Hargrove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CCTP, CCS, CCGP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804  (Online Only)
I believe that each individual already possesses the solutions to the challenges they face. My role as a counselor and a healer is to be a companion in the discovery of those solutions. I am a reliable guide with over 25 years of experience working with people of all ages. I specialize in helping people during major life transitions, times of grief & loss, and with trauma recovery. During my 11 years in Hospice, I learned how to help people navigate the many challenges that come with grief and loss. ​ As a long time meditation instructor, one of the hallmarks of my practice is the use of meditation as a tool for healing.
I believe that each individual already possesses the solutions to the challenges they face. My role as a counselor and a healer is to be a companion in the discovery of those solutions. I am a reliable guide with over 25 years of experience working with people of all ages. I specialize in helping people during major life transitions, times of grief & loss, and with trauma recovery. During my 11 years in Hospice, I learned how to help people navigate the many challenges that come with grief and loss. ​ As a long time meditation instructor, one of the hallmarks of my practice is the use of meditation as a tool for healing.
(828) 618-4184 View (828) 618-4184
Photo of C. Stephen Morris LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28804, NC
C. Stephen Morris LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804
Life is really complicated. Good therapy is not. Now it it's your turn to feel better. I would be honored to help you and your loved ones. I have worked as a therapist for 30+ years with many clients in marital, individual and family therapy. Please check out my You Tube video under OLD FASHIONED THERAPY. I specialize in Couples and Families in all stages of Addiction, "Discovery" (the slow process of becoming aware that drugs or alcohol are destructive) and Recovery. I also work w/ newly retired men and aging family members.
Life is really complicated. Good therapy is not. Now it it's your turn to feel better. I would be honored to help you and your loved ones. I have worked as a therapist for 30+ years with many clients in marital, individual and family therapy. Please check out my You Tube video under OLD FASHIONED THERAPY. I specialize in Couples and Families in all stages of Addiction, "Discovery" (the slow process of becoming aware that drugs or alcohol are destructive) and Recovery. I also work w/ newly retired men and aging family members.
(919) 813-6912 View (919) 813-6912
Photo of Melissa Bridges, Marriage & Family Therapist in 28804, NC
Melissa Bridges
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804  (Online Only)
Stability can often be disrupted in life when you and your family are going through a major transition. This instability can bring about all kids of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. Regardless of the challenges you are currently facing, getting input from a professional outside perspective can hep you make sense of things, creating a clearer path back to stability. If you are looking for help right now, it means you have already begun to take proactive steps towards more peace in your life.
Stability can often be disrupted in life when you and your family are going through a major transition. This instability can bring about all kids of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. Regardless of the challenges you are currently facing, getting input from a professional outside perspective can hep you make sense of things, creating a clearer path back to stability. If you are looking for help right now, it means you have already begun to take proactive steps towards more peace in your life.
(828) 761-3733 View (828) 761-3733
Photo of Katy Cooley, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28804, NC
Katy Cooley
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804
People generally seek counseling because where they are is not where they want to be. Moving from one place to the other can only happen if changes are made. I focus on creating a trusting and safe environment with an emphasis on collaboration to help ensure that the process to change, though possibly difficult and even painful, is ultimately rewarding and lasting. My focus is on treating you as an individual with unique needs and goals and I will work with you to develop strategies for change based on the information you bring to each session.
People generally seek counseling because where they are is not where they want to be. Moving from one place to the other can only happen if changes are made. I focus on creating a trusting and safe environment with an emphasis on collaboration to help ensure that the process to change, though possibly difficult and even painful, is ultimately rewarding and lasting. My focus is on treating you as an individual with unique needs and goals and I will work with you to develop strategies for change based on the information you bring to each session.
(828) 457-8207 View (828) 457-8207
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Kai Herschl
LCSW Associate , LCSW
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
Do you struggle with PTSD? Having frequent nightmares? Overwhelming feelings of fear? Trying to find out who you are while dealing with the effects of trauma can be really hard, and it’s even harder if you’re feeling alone. If you’ve been walking the road of ‘survival’ for a long time, I’m here to help you imagine a life where you can begin to feel grounded, resilient, and free.
Do you struggle with PTSD? Having frequent nightmares? Overwhelming feelings of fear? Trying to find out who you are while dealing with the effects of trauma can be really hard, and it’s even harder if you’re feeling alone. If you’ve been walking the road of ‘survival’ for a long time, I’m here to help you imagine a life where you can begin to feel grounded, resilient, and free.
(828) 678-6208 View (828) 678-6208
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Karla Harscheid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
I provide person centered care in a safe and open space for clients to explore their motives for seeking therapy. I understand and believe that you, like all humans, are multifaceted and therefore I intend to meet you where and how you are with the affirmation that 'you are the expert of your own experience'. I have a 20+ year background in teaching yoga which manifests as somatic therapeutic practices. Currently I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and registered Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCAS). Modalitites used : Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, CBT
I provide person centered care in a safe and open space for clients to explore their motives for seeking therapy. I understand and believe that you, like all humans, are multifaceted and therefore I intend to meet you where and how you are with the affirmation that 'you are the expert of your own experience'. I have a 20+ year background in teaching yoga which manifests as somatic therapeutic practices. Currently I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and registered Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCAS). Modalitites used : Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, CBT
(828) 518-2399 View (828) 518-2399
Photo of Amy Datla, Marriage & Family Therapist in 28804, NC
Amy Datla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMHCS, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804  (Online Only)
I am an experienced psychotherapist who provides therapy to individuals, couples & families in North Carolina and Florida with a variety of struggles. I am a Social Justice Oriented & LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapist & practice anti-racist principles. I specialize working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction & relationship distress. My services encourage increased personal happiness & health & emotional connection. I believe that as people become more accepting of themselves, & more aware of their thoughts, emotions & actions, they are more capable of making decisions which lead to happiness & fulfillment.
I am an experienced psychotherapist who provides therapy to individuals, couples & families in North Carolina and Florida with a variety of struggles. I am a Social Justice Oriented & LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapist & practice anti-racist principles. I specialize working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction & relationship distress. My services encourage increased personal happiness & health & emotional connection. I believe that as people become more accepting of themselves, & more aware of their thoughts, emotions & actions, they are more capable of making decisions which lead to happiness & fulfillment.
(828) 622-4551 View (828) 622-4551
Photo of Emily Wilhoit, Counselor in 28804, NC
Emily Wilhoit
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804
Do the simplest things lead to the biggest problems, and sometimes big problems seem "not that big a deal"? Maybe you notice that you struggle with making connections (lasting friendships or romantic relationships etc.), and you feel alone even in a crowd. Do you struggle with mental health, trauma, or generational patterns that continually recycle in your mental, emotional, and physical experiences? Is it possible you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and have a hard time finding peace or relief? What if you are struggling with your spirituality and feel a little pull in a certain direction, and unsure of what to do?
Do the simplest things lead to the biggest problems, and sometimes big problems seem "not that big a deal"? Maybe you notice that you struggle with making connections (lasting friendships or romantic relationships etc.), and you feel alone even in a crowd. Do you struggle with mental health, trauma, or generational patterns that continually recycle in your mental, emotional, and physical experiences? Is it possible you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and have a hard time finding peace or relief? What if you are struggling with your spirituality and feel a little pull in a certain direction, and unsure of what to do?
(828) 202-8443 View (828) 202-8443
Photo of Amber St. Germain in 28804, NC
Amber St. Germain
MA MFT
Woodfin, NC 28804
Sometimes you can have it all in life except what you want more than anything: your heart's deepest desires. For some of us that can look like not having the relationship you want, the marriage you want, not having the health you want, not being able to get pregnant or not being able to have the kind of fulfilling and rewarding work that you want no matter how hard you try. That's where I can help. When working hard and doing everything right isn't working it's time to play and make miracles happen and make it fun. Are you attracted to unavailable people? Are you in an unhappy relationship? Finally get the love you deserve.
Sometimes you can have it all in life except what you want more than anything: your heart's deepest desires. For some of us that can look like not having the relationship you want, the marriage you want, not having the health you want, not being able to get pregnant or not being able to have the kind of fulfilling and rewarding work that you want no matter how hard you try. That's where I can help. When working hard and doing everything right isn't working it's time to play and make miracles happen and make it fun. Are you attracted to unavailable people? Are you in an unhappy relationship? Finally get the love you deserve.
(828) 373-1727 View (828) 373-1727
Photo of John Benton, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 28804, NC
John Benton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC, ICADC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804
Finding and navigating the path to recovery from addiction presents one of the more painful, yet meaningful journeys the human spirit can take. This transformation, luckily, is something that no person ever has to do alone. Throughout the years of my personal recovery from active addiction, I've developed a deep passion for connecting with others and human nature as it relates to feeling less alone in the world. Something I believe to be true is the idea that everything in our life connects. Through constellating these connections, an image emerges that which we can learn from.
Finding and navigating the path to recovery from addiction presents one of the more painful, yet meaningful journeys the human spirit can take. This transformation, luckily, is something that no person ever has to do alone. Throughout the years of my personal recovery from active addiction, I've developed a deep passion for connecting with others and human nature as it relates to feeling less alone in the world. Something I believe to be true is the idea that everything in our life connects. Through constellating these connections, an image emerges that which we can learn from.
(828) 471-4698 View (828) 471-4698
Photo of Michael Racine, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 28804, NC
Michael Racine
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCAS , CCS MAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804  (Online Only)
There are times in life when we lose our way to our own truth and to our own sense of joy and purpose. There's a quality of presence within us all that can be deeply healing and empowering. Through this presence, we can connect with our unique sense of authenticity, creativity, and self-awareness. while stepping into life's challenges. We can find narratives that are no longer serving us and develop healthy narratives that can bring about healing and transformation. Your body and mind constitute an original and resilient Self, and we will base your therapy on its resources. You do not have to walk this path alone.
There are times in life when we lose our way to our own truth and to our own sense of joy and purpose. There's a quality of presence within us all that can be deeply healing and empowering. Through this presence, we can connect with our unique sense of authenticity, creativity, and self-awareness. while stepping into life's challenges. We can find narratives that are no longer serving us and develop healthy narratives that can bring about healing and transformation. Your body and mind constitute an original and resilient Self, and we will base your therapy on its resources. You do not have to walk this path alone.
(828) 360-8968 View (828) 360-8968
Photo of Donna L. Fone, Marriage & Family Therapist in 28804, NC
Donna L. Fone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
I have worked with persons of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual and gender orientation experiencing a wide range of issues including life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, early attachment trauma, trauma both big and small, and more. My psychotherapy practice and life are informed by over thirty-five years of yoga practice and teaching. Donna utilizes all her skills in somatic psychology to assist individual adults, teens, children and couples. She believes in each person’s innate capacity towards healing.
I have worked with persons of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual and gender orientation experiencing a wide range of issues including life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, early attachment trauma, trauma both big and small, and more. My psychotherapy practice and life are informed by over thirty-five years of yoga practice and teaching. Donna utilizes all her skills in somatic psychology to assist individual adults, teens, children and couples. She believes in each person’s innate capacity towards healing.
(828) 351-7329 View (828) 351-7329
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Mary Flora
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, PhD, LCMHC, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804
Adolescents, Young Adults, and their families are invited to explore relationship patterns that have contributed to psychological distress and gain awareness of how to positively contribute to interpersonal effectiveness, establish meaningful connections, and set appropriate boundaries. Self concept, unmet needs, and self defeating patterns are explored while establishing goals for reaching your full potential. Healthy communication strategies are practiced to promote prosocial engagement. Trauma focused, Jungian psychodynamic theory informed, Community Resiliency Model Advocate, Trained Equine & Canine Assisted Service Provider.
Adolescents, Young Adults, and their families are invited to explore relationship patterns that have contributed to psychological distress and gain awareness of how to positively contribute to interpersonal effectiveness, establish meaningful connections, and set appropriate boundaries. Self concept, unmet needs, and self defeating patterns are explored while establishing goals for reaching your full potential. Healthy communication strategies are practiced to promote prosocial engagement. Trauma focused, Jungian psychodynamic theory informed, Community Resiliency Model Advocate, Trained Equine & Canine Assisted Service Provider.
(828) 360-8153 View (828) 360-8153
Photo of Jake Philip Wilensky, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28804, NC
Jake Philip Wilensky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC-S
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
I am effective working with adults who experience many different kinds of emotional health conditions. I work with people who are having relationship difficulties, issues with codependency, trouble navigating traumatic events, and looking for overall personal growth. I also have experience and enjoy working with people who are on the autism spectrum.
I am effective working with adults who experience many different kinds of emotional health conditions. I work with people who are having relationship difficulties, issues with codependency, trouble navigating traumatic events, and looking for overall personal growth. I also have experience and enjoy working with people who are on the autism spectrum.
(828) 471-4396 View (828) 471-4396
Photo of Sheila Mary McKeon, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28804, NC
Sheila Mary McKeon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804
I connect easily with clients to feel lighter and clearer in their minds, body, and Spirit. I work with people with stressful careers in medicine, law, finance, and small businesses. Knowing the necessity of keeping a clear head and calm body, yet have been struggling with heartbreak, anxiety, fears, loss and grief that has created overwhelming stress and expectations that limits functioning. It is a challenging balancing act with career, family, relationships, along with finding some quiet time to relax. I help you master these challenges with a very confidential, (no insurance or electronic records) safe, and caring environment.
I connect easily with clients to feel lighter and clearer in their minds, body, and Spirit. I work with people with stressful careers in medicine, law, finance, and small businesses. Knowing the necessity of keeping a clear head and calm body, yet have been struggling with heartbreak, anxiety, fears, loss and grief that has created overwhelming stress and expectations that limits functioning. It is a challenging balancing act with career, family, relationships, along with finding some quiet time to relax. I help you master these challenges with a very confidential, (no insurance or electronic records) safe, and caring environment.
(828) 536-4117 View (828) 536-4117
Photo of JoDee Liebman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28804, NC
JoDee Liebman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CEMDR
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I approach therapy from a trauma perspective because regardless if you’re experiencing depression, poor self esteem, relationship problems, divorce, abuse, anxiety/panic, addiction, self-harm, or simply procrastination — there’s likely something from your past that’s playing havoc with your life today. Whatever holds you captive will also reveal the key for your more positive future. That’s why it’s imperative we start there. Left to yourself, it might just get more muddy and feel overwhelming. But, I’ve witnessed clients transform a negative self concept and painful past into strength, resilience, and healthy living.
I approach therapy from a trauma perspective because regardless if you’re experiencing depression, poor self esteem, relationship problems, divorce, abuse, anxiety/panic, addiction, self-harm, or simply procrastination — there’s likely something from your past that’s playing havoc with your life today. Whatever holds you captive will also reveal the key for your more positive future. That’s why it’s imperative we start there. Left to yourself, it might just get more muddy and feel overwhelming. But, I’ve witnessed clients transform a negative self concept and painful past into strength, resilience, and healthy living.
(828) 548-1408 View (828) 548-1408
Photo of Bill Lane, Counselor in 28804, NC
Bill Lane
Counselor, EdS, MAC, CSAT
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
I specialize in trauma resolution therapy: my practice focuses on resolving painful issues from the past that keep you stuck in repetitive cycles of negative behaviors. Do you ever ask your self "Why can't I just stop doing that?" or "Why do I keep attracting the same negative people in my life, over and over again?" I provide an atmosphere of safety and attuned communication where we are able to address both conscious and unconscious issues in order to uncouple traumatic events that have overwhelmed the mind and body, allowing healing to occur.
I specialize in trauma resolution therapy: my practice focuses on resolving painful issues from the past that keep you stuck in repetitive cycles of negative behaviors. Do you ever ask your self "Why can't I just stop doing that?" or "Why do I keep attracting the same negative people in my life, over and over again?" I provide an atmosphere of safety and attuned communication where we are able to address both conscious and unconscious issues in order to uncouple traumatic events that have overwhelmed the mind and body, allowing healing to occur.
(404) 492-6684 View (404) 492-6684
Photo of David M Bradley, Marriage & Family Therapist in 28804, NC
David M Bradley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
It is my great privilege to sit with individuals, couples, and families everyday, helping them find the best of who they are to bring to the problems, struggles, and conflicts facing them. By listening well and asking good questions I am allowed privileged space by my clients to help them find their best solutions available to them. I get to see their courage as they use time and space in honorable ways to move forward in their lives. I am a licensed marriage and family Therapist as well as an ordained Presbyterian minister which gives two available lenses for clients.
It is my great privilege to sit with individuals, couples, and families everyday, helping them find the best of who they are to bring to the problems, struggles, and conflicts facing them. By listening well and asking good questions I am allowed privileged space by my clients to help them find their best solutions available to them. I get to see their courage as they use time and space in honorable ways to move forward in their lives. I am a licensed marriage and family Therapist as well as an ordained Presbyterian minister which gives two available lenses for clients.
(828) 372-0108 View (828) 372-0108
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Tara Beardsley
MA, LCMHC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
Not accepting new clients
Individuals I work with are tired of being tired, tired of anxious thoughts keeping you up at night. You may feel stuck in the cycle of unhealthy behaviors, the effects of trauma, or having difficulty asking for what you want and need. It may be hard to even know what you want or need. But you want something different. I see my role as a guide for you. I focus on helping you reconnect to your wise, compassionate and loving self. Having this connection will give you the clarity, confidence and compassion and connection you've been looking for.
Individuals I work with are tired of being tired, tired of anxious thoughts keeping you up at night. You may feel stuck in the cycle of unhealthy behaviors, the effects of trauma, or having difficulty asking for what you want and need. It may be hard to even know what you want or need. But you want something different. I see my role as a guide for you. I focus on helping you reconnect to your wise, compassionate and loving self. Having this connection will give you the clarity, confidence and compassion and connection you've been looking for.
(828) 332-5220 View (828) 332-5220

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Number of Therapists in 28804

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 28804 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
82% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
71% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Aetna
44% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28804 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
29% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28804?

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.