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Martine Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806
Please note: I provide online therapy in 7 states: DC, FL, NM, NC, OH, TN, VA, Hello and welcome! I am a clinical psychologist who supports people to achieve their highest levels of well-being. In life, we all struggle at times. Whether you are you are experiencing the daily physical and mental discomfort of anxiety, struggling to make the baby you have always wanted due to infertility, or trying to navigate the world of dating or singlehood (pre or post-divorce), the days can be so up and down. It can feel like you have no one to help and the loneliness can be hard to bear. I'd like you to know, you don't have to bear it alone.
Please note: I provide online therapy in 7 states: DC, FL, NM, NC, OH, TN, VA, Hello and welcome! I am a clinical psychologist who supports people to achieve their highest levels of well-being. In life, we all struggle at times. Whether you are you are experiencing the daily physical and mental discomfort of anxiety, struggling to make the baby you have always wanted due to infertility, or trying to navigate the world of dating or singlehood (pre or post-divorce), the days can be so up and down. It can feel like you have no one to help and the loneliness can be hard to bear. I'd like you to know, you don't have to bear it alone.
(828) 523-8903 View (828) 523-8903
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Dr. Blake A Kovner
ND, LMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806
My passion is people and the therapeutic effect of authentic human connection. It's from a socially safe platform that we begin to really heal. By exploring the lens we're used to, we make space for new perspectives. Learning how you're wired creates opportunity make decisions about what you think, how you feel and what you can and are willing to do about it in order to connect to the self and heal. My clinical lens is rooted in the understanding of and respect for the gut-brain/heart-immune-mind axis, making my approach truly holistic. People deserve to be fed while learning to fish and I love treating people, not diseases.
My passion is people and the therapeutic effect of authentic human connection. It's from a socially safe platform that we begin to really heal. By exploring the lens we're used to, we make space for new perspectives. Learning how you're wired creates opportunity make decisions about what you think, how you feel and what you can and are willing to do about it in order to connect to the self and heal. My clinical lens is rooted in the understanding of and respect for the gut-brain/heart-immune-mind axis, making my approach truly holistic. People deserve to be fed while learning to fish and I love treating people, not diseases.
(828) 520-0145 View (828) 520-0145
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Kelsey Lynn Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
I would like to work with adults who want to join in explorative therapy. My primary experience is in community mental health, which includes folks experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, mood disorders, and other mental health symptoms. I believe I am using my strengths when working with folks experiencing stress, wanting to improve relationships with others, who have or are experiencing trauma, people who identify on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, people in life transitions, wanting to increase self-awareness and/or self-esteem, and those experiencing or recovering from religious trauma.
I would like to work with adults who want to join in explorative therapy. My primary experience is in community mental health, which includes folks experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, mood disorders, and other mental health symptoms. I believe I am using my strengths when working with folks experiencing stress, wanting to improve relationships with others, who have or are experiencing trauma, people who identify on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, people in life transitions, wanting to increase self-awareness and/or self-esteem, and those experiencing or recovering from religious trauma.
(828) 622-4490 View (828) 622-4490
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Scott Fischer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
Though I work with everyone, and all are welcome, always, I specialize in working with adolescent teens and adult men. Emphasizing mindfulness, my work is particularly effective in dealing with patterns of substance use or other addictive tendencies, social anxiety, ADHD, and important life transitions. Rather than having my own agenda, I appreciate helping clients clarify and compassionately move toward their vision, find meaning through challenge, and gain deeper understanding of their own dilemmas. I also enjoy helping people learn to communicate authentically with their loved ones in ways that help change detrimental patterns.
Though I work with everyone, and all are welcome, always, I specialize in working with adolescent teens and adult men. Emphasizing mindfulness, my work is particularly effective in dealing with patterns of substance use or other addictive tendencies, social anxiety, ADHD, and important life transitions. Rather than having my own agenda, I appreciate helping clients clarify and compassionately move toward their vision, find meaning through challenge, and gain deeper understanding of their own dilemmas. I also enjoy helping people learn to communicate authentically with their loved ones in ways that help change detrimental patterns.
(919) 371-5930 View (919) 371-5930
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Mark Xavier Dunn
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHCS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or trauma? Are there problematic patterns in your relationships? Are you having difficulty effectively parenting your adolescent or young adult? You are not alone and I can help. I have been working with individuals and families for over 25 years with positive results. I create a compassionate and emotionally safe environment where we will begin your journey. I will listen to your story and together we will work through the beliefs that create limitations. I will help you develop strategies and a daily practice to improve your life.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or trauma? Are there problematic patterns in your relationships? Are you having difficulty effectively parenting your adolescent or young adult? You are not alone and I can help. I have been working with individuals and families for over 25 years with positive results. I create a compassionate and emotionally safe environment where we will begin your journey. I will listen to your story and together we will work through the beliefs that create limitations. I will help you develop strategies and a daily practice to improve your life.
(828) 522-9662 View (828) 522-9662
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Tessa Nayowith
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCASA, LMBT, RYS500
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
Not accepting new clients
I am not currently accepting new patients at this time :) Welcome! My approach involves integrative, person centered, and trauma-informed practices. I see the therapy relationship as one of support and collaboration and examine cases through a lens focused on human relationships, development, and how the mind and body inform and affect one another. I aim to bring warmth, acceptance, and curiosity to my work. It is my goal is to help you better understand yourself, to heal from the past and live more fully in the present.
I am not currently accepting new patients at this time :) Welcome! My approach involves integrative, person centered, and trauma-informed practices. I see the therapy relationship as one of support and collaboration and examine cases through a lens focused on human relationships, development, and how the mind and body inform and affect one another. I aim to bring warmth, acceptance, and curiosity to my work. It is my goal is to help you better understand yourself, to heal from the past and live more fully in the present.
(828) 554-7964 View (828) 554-7964
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Betsy Filli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Betsy is currently on medical leave and returning to the office in August. YOU are here for a reason and being called to pay attention to a deep desire or need in your life. Perhaps it’s healing an old wound, addressing a challenge, expressing yourself, or learning to listen to your inner voice. Ignoring that small voice won't help. Trust me, I've tried, but befriending it will. Healing takes courage and creativity. All problems in living can be thought of as a failure of the imagination, an inability to envision solutions, garner resources, or initiate movement. I'm here to help you listen, visualize, and take action again!
Betsy is currently on medical leave and returning to the office in August. YOU are here for a reason and being called to pay attention to a deep desire or need in your life. Perhaps it’s healing an old wound, addressing a challenge, expressing yourself, or learning to listen to your inner voice. Ignoring that small voice won't help. Trust me, I've tried, but befriending it will. Healing takes courage and creativity. All problems in living can be thought of as a failure of the imagination, an inability to envision solutions, garner resources, or initiate movement. I'm here to help you listen, visualize, and take action again!
(828) 360-8011 View (828) 360-8011
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Brooke Stevenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
You're just not feeling like yourself. You've been feeling anxious, irritated and out of sorts. In some ways, your life is pretty much where you hoped it would be, but on the inside you're feeling scared and a little lost. Maybe even lonely. You're a leader, and you juggle a lot. You're the "I can do hard things" kind of person... But you're not feeling much better. You've got little patience for your partner, your kids, your friends, and you're losing your focus at work. You want better ways to cope with these feelings and life's stress. And more than that, you want to grow beyond the pain, and the past, and find inner strength.
You're just not feeling like yourself. You've been feeling anxious, irritated and out of sorts. In some ways, your life is pretty much where you hoped it would be, but on the inside you're feeling scared and a little lost. Maybe even lonely. You're a leader, and you juggle a lot. You're the "I can do hard things" kind of person... But you're not feeling much better. You've got little patience for your partner, your kids, your friends, and you're losing your focus at work. You want better ways to cope with these feelings and life's stress. And more than that, you want to grow beyond the pain, and the past, and find inner strength.
(828) 360-9902 View (828) 360-9902
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Itiyopiya F Ewart, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MAT, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
My ideal client desires an oasis to explore their healing. They may be dealing with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and stress, seeking compassionate and professional accompaniment on their journey. Their needs include having a non-judgmental therapeutic space to gain greater awareness of the connection between their trauma and their behaviors. They want to go beyond managing symptoms and bravely embrace turning their trauma into triumph. They seek profound self-awareness + compassion, greater resilience, and authenticity and freedom within themselves.
My ideal client desires an oasis to explore their healing. They may be dealing with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and stress, seeking compassionate and professional accompaniment on their journey. Their needs include having a non-judgmental therapeutic space to gain greater awareness of the connection between their trauma and their behaviors. They want to go beyond managing symptoms and bravely embrace turning their trauma into triumph. They seek profound self-awareness + compassion, greater resilience, and authenticity and freedom within themselves.
(828) 900-1907 View (828) 900-1907
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Kristen Olberz
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSN-RN, CH
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
While being human carries with it difficulties and pain, there is joy and goodness, healing and wisdom waiting for each of us. I love sitting with folks, supporting each person on their highly unique journey of self-discovery. My intention is to hold a safe, grounded space where curiosity, gentleness, and courage might arise with more ease. Where learning how to know oneself authentically becomes an adventure of the soul. I am deeply interested in understanding how our history shapes us and the ways we show up in the world. I love nurturing folks' spiritual quests and find Nature a refuge and wise teacher.
While being human carries with it difficulties and pain, there is joy and goodness, healing and wisdom waiting for each of us. I love sitting with folks, supporting each person on their highly unique journey of self-discovery. My intention is to hold a safe, grounded space where curiosity, gentleness, and courage might arise with more ease. Where learning how to know oneself authentically becomes an adventure of the soul. I am deeply interested in understanding how our history shapes us and the ways we show up in the world. I love nurturing folks' spiritual quests and find Nature a refuge and wise teacher.
(828) 537-4451 View (828) 537-4451
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Charlotte Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, CPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806
Worried that your therapist is going to give you a blank stare as soon as you start talking about your sex life? Want more than just a nod and a "hmmm" from your therapist? Let's do this! I am passionate about providing non-pathologizing care for queer, non-monogamous, kinky, and gender diverse individuals, relationships, and families. If you're ready to change something, and you're ready to start today- you've come to the right place.
Worried that your therapist is going to give you a blank stare as soon as you start talking about your sex life? Want more than just a nod and a "hmmm" from your therapist? Let's do this! I am passionate about providing non-pathologizing care for queer, non-monogamous, kinky, and gender diverse individuals, relationships, and families. If you're ready to change something, and you're ready to start today- you've come to the right place.
(828) 348-6425 View (828) 348-6425
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Kevin Waller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806
If you’re like me, you want to feel connected; connected to self, friends, family, significant others, work, and even fun. Though we want connection, at times life gets in the way, with anxiety, depression, avoidance, a good Netflix show, a bad Netflix show, and the perception of failure. Even the idea of vulnerability in relationship can send us running. I wish I could tell you that if you just do A, B, and C then the pain, fear, discomfort, conflict, and insecurities will all go away and you will have the rich, full, meaningful life that you deserve. Unfortunately, this isn’t the reality that we live in.
If you’re like me, you want to feel connected; connected to self, friends, family, significant others, work, and even fun. Though we want connection, at times life gets in the way, with anxiety, depression, avoidance, a good Netflix show, a bad Netflix show, and the perception of failure. Even the idea of vulnerability in relationship can send us running. I wish I could tell you that if you just do A, B, and C then the pain, fear, discomfort, conflict, and insecurities will all go away and you will have the rich, full, meaningful life that you deserve. Unfortunately, this isn’t the reality that we live in.
(828) 623-3626 View (828) 623-3626
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Rachel Menna
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
A common misconception of counseling is that it is meant to "fix" an individual. More accurately, it is a catalyst for emotional stability, successful relationships, and satisfaction in life. Counseling is meant to build upon one's existing strengths resulting in the ability to manage stress in a healthier way. Often one's innate resiliency is overlooked and problems are approached with the assumption of a deficiency or "illness." A more positive, strength based, approach leads to a more intentional life with a grounded presence.
A common misconception of counseling is that it is meant to "fix" an individual. More accurately, it is a catalyst for emotional stability, successful relationships, and satisfaction in life. Counseling is meant to build upon one's existing strengths resulting in the ability to manage stress in a healthier way. Often one's innate resiliency is overlooked and problems are approached with the assumption of a deficiency or "illness." A more positive, strength based, approach leads to a more intentional life with a grounded presence.
(828) 624-2938 View (828) 624-2938
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Asheville Counseling, Hypnotherapy, and EMDR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
As we increase our ability to meet life from a state of relaxed, focused awareness, our answers emerge naturally. The brain/mind/body is always working towards health and well-being. Sometimes there are blocks in the way. These blocks create anxiety and depression in various forms. I believe the purpose of therapy is to help remove barriers to allow your own natural healing to proceed. A safe, accepting, and collaborative therapeutic relationship fosters increased emotional balance and well-being, including at the level of your neurochemistry. I use various approaches and work with clients as co-detectives to explore your answers.
As we increase our ability to meet life from a state of relaxed, focused awareness, our answers emerge naturally. The brain/mind/body is always working towards health and well-being. Sometimes there are blocks in the way. These blocks create anxiety and depression in various forms. I believe the purpose of therapy is to help remove barriers to allow your own natural healing to proceed. A safe, accepting, and collaborative therapeutic relationship fosters increased emotional balance and well-being, including at the level of your neurochemistry. I use various approaches and work with clients as co-detectives to explore your answers.
(828) 373-2506 View (828) 373-2506
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Heather Ulrich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806
Dr. Ulrich is using the latest technology to provide a new way to support separated or divorced parents navigating their separation for the best interest of their children including co-parenting therapy and parenting coordination. Using secure video conferencing, Dr. Ulrich assists parents and families in navigating their current environments in a healthy, adaptive manner to minimize further conflict or trauma. Dr. Ulrich also provides remote parent coaching for a wide range of child problems and specializes in parenting support for developmental trauma, reactive attachment disorder, and adoption/foster care families.
Dr. Ulrich is using the latest technology to provide a new way to support separated or divorced parents navigating their separation for the best interest of their children including co-parenting therapy and parenting coordination. Using secure video conferencing, Dr. Ulrich assists parents and families in navigating their current environments in a healthy, adaptive manner to minimize further conflict or trauma. Dr. Ulrich also provides remote parent coaching for a wide range of child problems and specializes in parenting support for developmental trauma, reactive attachment disorder, and adoption/foster care families.
(828) 668-5332 View (828) 668-5332
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Jody Friedman LCSW, Certified Psychoanalyst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
I have been in private practice for 35 years. I am dedicated to provide you with compassionate, skilled and enlightened psychotherapy tailored to your needs. I offer healing from trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues & life transitions while guiding the exploration of your innate strengths and self acceptance. Reaching out can feel uncomfortable, you may long to feel balanced with a sense of self you can rely upon moving past self-doubts and self-criticism. I can offer you that healing for mind and spirit through empathic listening, thoughtful interpretation and experienced, holistic guidance.
I have been in private practice for 35 years. I am dedicated to provide you with compassionate, skilled and enlightened psychotherapy tailored to your needs. I offer healing from trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues & life transitions while guiding the exploration of your innate strengths and self acceptance. Reaching out can feel uncomfortable, you may long to feel balanced with a sense of self you can rely upon moving past self-doubts and self-criticism. I can offer you that healing for mind and spirit through empathic listening, thoughtful interpretation and experienced, holistic guidance.
(239) 766-5052 View (239) 766-5052
Malissa Turney
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor whose primary treatment modalities are Somatic Experiencing and other body/physiology focused models. My specialty is creating a safe and contained space where deep shifts can occur, stabilize, and integrate. These deep shifts can show up as decreased anxiety and post-traumatic symptoms, decreased physical symptoms, a stronger sense of personal boundaries, as well as greater resiliency in the face of challenges. I have extensive experience counseling people who have suffered traumatic injuries, illnesses, surgeries, and emotional trauma.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor whose primary treatment modalities are Somatic Experiencing and other body/physiology focused models. My specialty is creating a safe and contained space where deep shifts can occur, stabilize, and integrate. These deep shifts can show up as decreased anxiety and post-traumatic symptoms, decreased physical symptoms, a stronger sense of personal boundaries, as well as greater resiliency in the face of challenges. I have extensive experience counseling people who have suffered traumatic injuries, illnesses, surgeries, and emotional trauma.
(828) 615-8364 View (828) 615-8364
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Melissa Lillie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adults, teens, families and with various anxiety related concerns affecting their ability to enjoy life. I have experience with various forms of anxiety including OCD, obsessive thoughts, skin and hair picking, panic attacks and perfectionism. I provide groups on topics such as OCD, anxiety and MBSR. I am trained as a Ketamine Assisted Therapy provider.
I enjoy working with adults, teens, families and with various anxiety related concerns affecting their ability to enjoy life. I have experience with various forms of anxiety including OCD, obsessive thoughts, skin and hair picking, panic attacks and perfectionism. I provide groups on topics such as OCD, anxiety and MBSR. I am trained as a Ketamine Assisted Therapy provider.
(828) 348-6881 View (828) 348-6881
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Deidre Daly
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned, virtual, private pay, pay what you can therapist. I graduated from the MFT program at Portland State University where I was trained in strategies and interventions that focus on you and the systems around you. I believe we develop our relationship strategies and our sense of self at a young age in ways that are adaptive to the world, and people, around us. Often times, we bring these old adaptive patterns to our adult relationships even when they are no longer serving us. I can help you to recognize and change these old relationship patterns, including your relationship with yourself, that no longer serve you.
I am a seasoned, virtual, private pay, pay what you can therapist. I graduated from the MFT program at Portland State University where I was trained in strategies and interventions that focus on you and the systems around you. I believe we develop our relationship strategies and our sense of self at a young age in ways that are adaptive to the world, and people, around us. Often times, we bring these old adaptive patterns to our adult relationships even when they are no longer serving us. I can help you to recognize and change these old relationship patterns, including your relationship with yourself, that no longer serve you.
(828) 845-8129 View (828) 845-8129
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Tim Riewald
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
I specialize in working with those who wrestle with attachment issues, chronic shame, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and trauma. These issues may tie in to varying levels of substance use. Some of my clients have been in therapy before and have struggled to gain traction with their therapist. In session, I am focused on creating a space that is safe for my clients to take risks and uncover and explore their deep ways of relating in the world. Many of my clients are dealing with immense amounts of shame, confusion and low self-worth. For this reason, conveying a core message of compassionate acceptance and curiosity is foundational.
I specialize in working with those who wrestle with attachment issues, chronic shame, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and trauma. These issues may tie in to varying levels of substance use. Some of my clients have been in therapy before and have struggled to gain traction with their therapist. In session, I am focused on creating a space that is safe for my clients to take risks and uncover and explore their deep ways of relating in the world. Many of my clients are dealing with immense amounts of shame, confusion and low self-worth. For this reason, conveying a core message of compassionate acceptance and curiosity is foundational.
(828) 656-5413 View (828) 656-5413
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Number of Therapists in 28806

200+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 28806 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna
45% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28806 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28806?

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.