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Katie L Wicker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients at this time —— I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Supervisor (LISW-CP-S) with an extensive background in treating anxiety, panic, depression, and trauma. I have worked with teens, young adults and their families in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings for over 20 years. I truly enjoy working with the college and young adult age group and all of the unique challenges they encounter. My therapeutic approach is supportive, non-judgmental, and strengths-based. I help clients to examine their concerns, explore their treatment options, and achieve realistic goals.
Not accepting new clients at this time —— I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Supervisor (LISW-CP-S) with an extensive background in treating anxiety, panic, depression, and trauma. I have worked with teens, young adults and their families in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings for over 20 years. I truly enjoy working with the college and young adult age group and all of the unique challenges they encounter. My therapeutic approach is supportive, non-judgmental, and strengths-based. I help clients to examine their concerns, explore their treatment options, and achieve realistic goals.
(803) 994-8244 View (803) 994-8244
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Shawna Kier Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPC-S, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Waitlist for new clients
I want to hear your story so that you don't feel alone with it anymore. LGBTQ+ and ENM-affirming. Therapy for therapists. Supervision for SC licensure. Nurturing and non-judgemental is my priority; despite society's messages, humans need support and connection to feel safe enough to heal and grow. For over 10 years I have been helping people navigate their complex feelings, especially when it comes to trauma. Every individual has value. Through therapy, I'll help you believe in your value.
I want to hear your story so that you don't feel alone with it anymore. LGBTQ+ and ENM-affirming. Therapy for therapists. Supervision for SC licensure. Nurturing and non-judgemental is my priority; despite society's messages, humans need support and connection to feel safe enough to heal and grow. For over 10 years I have been helping people navigate their complex feelings, especially when it comes to trauma. Every individual has value. Through therapy, I'll help you believe in your value.
(803) 710-7778 View (803) 710-7778
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Dr. Paul Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Accepting new patients. If you call or email I will personally respond in 24 hours! Depression? Anxiety? Anger Management? Narcissistic partner? I offer my expertise to those looking to change their life circumstances, improve relationships, or confront difficult decisions. I can help you tap into your great potential and discover your true talents. I have proven skills, training, and education to help you discover what holds you back. I offer a therapeutic approach of engaging clients to help face those limiting factors that inhibit your personal growth and pleasure in everyday activities. Find the courage to ask me to help you!
Accepting new patients. If you call or email I will personally respond in 24 hours! Depression? Anxiety? Anger Management? Narcissistic partner? I offer my expertise to those looking to change their life circumstances, improve relationships, or confront difficult decisions. I can help you tap into your great potential and discover your true talents. I have proven skills, training, and education to help you discover what holds you back. I offer a therapeutic approach of engaging clients to help face those limiting factors that inhibit your personal growth and pleasure in everyday activities. Find the courage to ask me to help you!
(803) 602-6134 View (803) 602-6134
Photo of Ashley M Dais, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ashley M Dais
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbia, SC 29201  (Online Only)
I use a holistic approach to therapy, considering all aspects of an individual’s life and well-being. I create a relaxed, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings openly. I aim to empower you to make positive changes, develop coping strategies, and find a sense of balance and fulfillment.
I use a holistic approach to therapy, considering all aspects of an individual’s life and well-being. I create a relaxed, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings openly. I aim to empower you to make positive changes, develop coping strategies, and find a sense of balance and fulfillment.
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Lynette Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Columbia, SC 29201
It can feel like distress, vulnerability, or loss are all that bring us to counseling. With these, though, I see courage & strength. Maybe you’ve been around the therapy block before and know exactly what you’re looking for. Maybe this is all new for you. Either way, courage brought you here and Fortitude Counseling is all about honoring that courage and partnering with you to strengthen identity, process trauma, and gain momentum where you’re stuck. I believe we all have courage and the "stuff of fortitude" in us. Sometimes we need someone to come alongside us and help us dig deep, find our courage, & let it take root.
It can feel like distress, vulnerability, or loss are all that bring us to counseling. With these, though, I see courage & strength. Maybe you’ve been around the therapy block before and know exactly what you’re looking for. Maybe this is all new for you. Either way, courage brought you here and Fortitude Counseling is all about honoring that courage and partnering with you to strengthen identity, process trauma, and gain momentum where you’re stuck. I believe we all have courage and the "stuff of fortitude" in us. Sometimes we need someone to come alongside us and help us dig deep, find our courage, & let it take root.
(803) 266-1769 View (803) 266-1769
Photo of Letrisha W Armour, MA, LPCA, LPC Intern
Letrisha W Armour
LPC Intern, MA, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201  (Online Only)
Through life we will face challenges such as depression, stress, high emotional arousal, trauma, grief, anxiety, addiction, low-self-esteem, and difficulties finding ways to balance your day-to-day routine, etc., These symptoms and complexities can cause one to look at life through lenses of self-defeat with a never-ending quarrel with ourselves. The ideal client is one who possess the willingness needed to attend to the relationship within and is ready to begin making changes that last; one who is ready take strides towards goal attainment and can generate patience while you work through this delicate therapeutic process.
Through life we will face challenges such as depression, stress, high emotional arousal, trauma, grief, anxiety, addiction, low-self-esteem, and difficulties finding ways to balance your day-to-day routine, etc., These symptoms and complexities can cause one to look at life through lenses of self-defeat with a never-ending quarrel with ourselves. The ideal client is one who possess the willingness needed to attend to the relationship within and is ready to begin making changes that last; one who is ready take strides towards goal attainment and can generate patience while you work through this delicate therapeutic process.
(803) 471-5251 View (803) 471-5251
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Dr. LaNita M Jefferson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LPCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
GRIEF, depression, and anxiety can limit our potential and our way of living... Let me help you change your quality of life and way of thinking through cognitive behavioral therapy techniques... Hello! My name is LaNita Jefferson. I am mental health therapist in Columbia SC. I hold a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the UofSC School of Medicine. B.A in Sociology from Hollins University Roanoke VA. I also have a Paralegal Certificate from Midlands Technical College Columbia SC.
GRIEF, depression, and anxiety can limit our potential and our way of living... Let me help you change your quality of life and way of thinking through cognitive behavioral therapy techniques... Hello! My name is LaNita Jefferson. I am mental health therapist in Columbia SC. I hold a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the UofSC School of Medicine. B.A in Sociology from Hollins University Roanoke VA. I also have a Paralegal Certificate from Midlands Technical College Columbia SC.
(803) 291-4924 View (803) 291-4924
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Katharine Hartmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LCSW, VSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Let's turn the page together. I am not the expert on your story or your experiences, nor can I change the events that brought you here, but I can help support you as you write your new chapter.
Let's turn the page together. I am not the expert on your story or your experiences, nor can I change the events that brought you here, but I can help support you as you write your new chapter.
(803) 590-8677 View (803) 590-8677
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Lindsey Landgrebe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201  (Online Only)
I am a Counseling and Sport Psychologist and specialize in treating athletes with eating disorders. As a former collegiate athlete, I am passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health in sport and creating greater access to evidence-based interventions for current and former athletes that also recognizes the nuances of sport culture and the identity of an athlete. I create space for athletes to develop greater awareness of their multifaceted sense of self and improve sport performance in the process. I utilize an integrative approach to psychotherapy, incorporating humanistic, relational, narrative and behavioral interventions.
I am a Counseling and Sport Psychologist and specialize in treating athletes with eating disorders. As a former collegiate athlete, I am passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health in sport and creating greater access to evidence-based interventions for current and former athletes that also recognizes the nuances of sport culture and the identity of an athlete. I create space for athletes to develop greater awareness of their multifaceted sense of self and improve sport performance in the process. I utilize an integrative approach to psychotherapy, incorporating humanistic, relational, narrative and behavioral interventions.
(864) 735-0279 View (864) 735-0279
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LaShaun Curry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, SC 29201  (Online Only)
At times the waters of life can be difficult to navigate, whether through your actions and behaviors or those of the people around you. Everyone experiences situations which can result in feelings of being lost, alone, vulnerable, depressed and unfortunately unworthy.
At times the waters of life can be difficult to navigate, whether through your actions and behaviors or those of the people around you. Everyone experiences situations which can result in feelings of being lost, alone, vulnerable, depressed and unfortunately unworthy.
(803) 828-0353 View (803) 828-0353
Photo of Beth Garrick, MA, LPC, CACI, Licensed Professional Counselor
Beth Garrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CACI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes in life, we encounter situations which cause us to feel alone, helpless, and searching for unreasonable solutions. Help is there for you by making a connection with a skilled counselor. I strive to make counseling a safe place in which we can work together to create the changes that will help guide you through life's struggles. My goal is to assist you on your journey to find new solutions and gain more insight, awareness, and ultimately more control over your life.
Sometimes in life, we encounter situations which cause us to feel alone, helpless, and searching for unreasonable solutions. Help is there for you by making a connection with a skilled counselor. I strive to make counseling a safe place in which we can work together to create the changes that will help guide you through life's struggles. My goal is to assist you on your journey to find new solutions and gain more insight, awareness, and ultimately more control over your life.
(803) 373-9854 View (803) 373-9854
Photo of Cat Semmes, EdS, LPC-A, NCC
Cat Semmes
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, EdS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
The most fulfilling aspect of being a counselor is when my clients feel heard and validated, without fear of judgment. Using cognitive-behavioral, emotions-focused, and family systems therapies, I aim to meet you where you are for support. I utilize a family-systems and cognitive-behavioral lens to assist my clients in understanding the "why" of who they are. We will then work collaboratively to change what my clients wish to change in their lives, and accept what is necessary.
The most fulfilling aspect of being a counselor is when my clients feel heard and validated, without fear of judgment. Using cognitive-behavioral, emotions-focused, and family systems therapies, I aim to meet you where you are for support. I utilize a family-systems and cognitive-behavioral lens to assist my clients in understanding the "why" of who they are. We will then work collaboratively to change what my clients wish to change in their lives, and accept what is necessary.
(803) 590-9963 View (803) 590-9963
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Jim Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Psychotherapy can bring a combination of uneasiness and hope. Seeking therapy is a courageous step. My hope is that it is a process in which you will be able to feel safe to express yourself openly and honestly. The goal is to find a “fit” with a therapist in which they will be able to help you with the questions and dilemmas that you are facing. We have the same goal: to get you to the point where you can "fire" me as quickly as possible. I love working with people who are willing to allow another person join them for a season on their journey through a life of healing and becoming the person they were meant to be.
Psychotherapy can bring a combination of uneasiness and hope. Seeking therapy is a courageous step. My hope is that it is a process in which you will be able to feel safe to express yourself openly and honestly. The goal is to find a “fit” with a therapist in which they will be able to help you with the questions and dilemmas that you are facing. We have the same goal: to get you to the point where you can "fire" me as quickly as possible. I love working with people who are willing to allow another person join them for a season on their journey through a life of healing and becoming the person they were meant to be.
(803) 403-0491 View (803) 403-0491
Photo of Traylor Disbrow, LPCA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Traylor Disbrow
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
My counseling style is to connect a client’s goals and hopeful outcomes with the realities of what brought them to counseling and to partner with them to see current breakthroughs as well and a healthy and productive future. I'm excited to work with multi-cultural clients in individual counseling sessions on social-emotional issues, grief and loss, sudden life changes, mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, career counseling, and marriage/family counseling. My hope is that with my support a client will hopefully change their current reality in a space where it’s okay to not be okay.
My counseling style is to connect a client’s goals and hopeful outcomes with the realities of what brought them to counseling and to partner with them to see current breakthroughs as well and a healthy and productive future. I'm excited to work with multi-cultural clients in individual counseling sessions on social-emotional issues, grief and loss, sudden life changes, mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, career counseling, and marriage/family counseling. My hope is that with my support a client will hopefully change their current reality in a space where it’s okay to not be okay.
(803) 866-3579 View (803) 866-3579
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Fredric Mau
Licensed Professional Counselor, Mau, LPCS, DMin, BC-NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Named Outstanding Counselor by the SC Counseling Association. My approach to counseling is different in three major ways: (1) I focus on solutions in order to help you - this is a positive, future rather than past oriented approach. (2) I work on a brief therapy model which is designed to help you address specific issues in short periods of time, typically 3 to 9 weeks. (3) I believe emotion drives behavior; most therapy focuses on cognitive change, but you can know what you need to do, and still not have it happen. The goal here is to help healthier behaviors and beliefs to become emotionally comfortable habits.
Named Outstanding Counselor by the SC Counseling Association. My approach to counseling is different in three major ways: (1) I focus on solutions in order to help you - this is a positive, future rather than past oriented approach. (2) I work on a brief therapy model which is designed to help you address specific issues in short periods of time, typically 3 to 9 weeks. (3) I believe emotion drives behavior; most therapy focuses on cognitive change, but you can know what you need to do, and still not have it happen. The goal here is to help healthier behaviors and beliefs to become emotionally comfortable habits.
(803) 212-0329 View (803) 212-0329
Photo of Catherine Sayles, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Catherine Sayles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbia, SC 29201
Katie Sayles is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families create a fulfilling life worth living. She will create a tailored, person-centered treatment plan to assist individuals, couples, and families dealing with interpersonal difficulties, depression, anxiety, and any major life changes. She has worked with people grieving loss as well as caregivers for 10 years. This, along with experience in the mental health field, allows her to provide support to meet the client's needs.
Katie Sayles is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families create a fulfilling life worth living. She will create a tailored, person-centered treatment plan to assist individuals, couples, and families dealing with interpersonal difficulties, depression, anxiety, and any major life changes. She has worked with people grieving loss as well as caregivers for 10 years. This, along with experience in the mental health field, allows her to provide support to meet the client's needs.
(803) 910-4163 View (803) 910-4163
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Nicole Tank
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
With a career spanning over two and a half decades, Nicole Tank, MA, LPC, brings a wealth of experience to the field of mental health. Her journey has honed her expertise, with a particular focus on specialized populations and comprehensive training. Nicole's professional trek including schools, in-home services, and community mental health programs. Here, she developed her proficiency in assisting adolescents, adults and families dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and trauma. Nicole specializes in helping Neurodivergent people understand their neurotype, learn to work with it and increase functionality.
With a career spanning over two and a half decades, Nicole Tank, MA, LPC, brings a wealth of experience to the field of mental health. Her journey has honed her expertise, with a particular focus on specialized populations and comprehensive training. Nicole's professional trek including schools, in-home services, and community mental health programs. Here, she developed her proficiency in assisting adolescents, adults and families dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and trauma. Nicole specializes in helping Neurodivergent people understand their neurotype, learn to work with it and increase functionality.
(803) 910-4676 View (803) 910-4676
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Amy McInnis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Life is so unpredictable. There is an inherent mystery and beauty in navigating life, but unexpected events and circumstances can make certain seasons especially challenging. Whether it is a story from our past we continue to tell ourselves or a current situation we never asked for or anticipated, effective counseling has the potential to help motivate us to explore and identify our unique strengths, assets and skills and to ultimately encourage momentum toward personal growth and individual transformation. Within a constructive and supportive therapeutic relationship, there is hope for healing and living more fully.
Life is so unpredictable. There is an inherent mystery and beauty in navigating life, but unexpected events and circumstances can make certain seasons especially challenging. Whether it is a story from our past we continue to tell ourselves or a current situation we never asked for or anticipated, effective counseling has the potential to help motivate us to explore and identify our unique strengths, assets and skills and to ultimately encourage momentum toward personal growth and individual transformation. Within a constructive and supportive therapeutic relationship, there is hope for healing and living more fully.
(919) 443-9233 View (919) 443-9233
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Brittany Dorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
Guess what? You're stronger than you think! I'm a firm believer in the inner power and resilience of women. Together, we will dig deep and uncover your incredible strengths that have been hiding in plain sight. With evidence based techniques, I will equip you with tools to create positive change and set you on the path to success. Life can be tough, but I'm here to remind you that you're a force to be reckoned with. Whether you are dealing with the weight of depression, the grip of anxiety, the scars of trauma, or the pain of grief, I've got your back. As a therapist I promote a safe and nurturing space to heal and grow.
Guess what? You're stronger than you think! I'm a firm believer in the inner power and resilience of women. Together, we will dig deep and uncover your incredible strengths that have been hiding in plain sight. With evidence based techniques, I will equip you with tools to create positive change and set you on the path to success. Life can be tough, but I'm here to remind you that you're a force to be reckoned with. Whether you are dealing with the weight of depression, the grip of anxiety, the scars of trauma, or the pain of grief, I've got your back. As a therapist I promote a safe and nurturing space to heal and grow.
(803) 373-9560 View (803) 373-9560
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Sydney Stinson
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is wanting to make a positive change in their life. I work mainly with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, major life changes, interpersonal conflict, negative impact from a trauma, difficulties with parenting and stress from care taking someone who is experiencing severe mental illness. My goal is to focus on making beneficial changes in your life so that you are able to feel belonging, success and joy.
My ideal client is someone who is wanting to make a positive change in their life. I work mainly with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, major life changes, interpersonal conflict, negative impact from a trauma, difficulties with parenting and stress from care taking someone who is experiencing severe mental illness. My goal is to focus on making beneficial changes in your life so that you are able to feel belonging, success and joy.
(803) 656-1535 View (803) 656-1535
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 29201

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 29201 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
72% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 29201 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29201?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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