Therapists in 29202

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Bertha Y Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29202  (Online Only)
There are many elements that can have an impact on our lives; some are anxiety, stress, anger, depression, grief, addiction, and conflict. These issues decline our physical and mental health. The ideal client is one who is ready for change and desires additional coping skills; one who is willing to progress daily towards goals that WE establish; one who understands that life can be rigid, but daily living can be fluid, and adjusting can be the benefit of counseling. Changing is difficult; refusing to change or not knowing that change is necessary is dysfunctional.
There are many elements that can have an impact on our lives; some are anxiety, stress, anger, depression, grief, addiction, and conflict. These issues decline our physical and mental health. The ideal client is one who is ready for change and desires additional coping skills; one who is willing to progress daily towards goals that WE establish; one who understands that life can be rigid, but daily living can be fluid, and adjusting can be the benefit of counseling. Changing is difficult; refusing to change or not knowing that change is necessary is dysfunctional.
(803) 599-2023 View (803) 599-2023
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Kayce K. Bragg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, LAC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202  (Online Only)
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in SC, LPC in GA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in KS, LPC in FL, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA. I have been practicing since 2011. I can provide telehealth services to anyone in SC, GA, KS, FL, and WA. I would love to work with you to achieve your full potential and live a happy and healthy life!
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in SC, LPC in GA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in KS, LPC in FL, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA. I have been practicing since 2011. I can provide telehealth services to anyone in SC, GA, KS, FL, and WA. I would love to work with you to achieve your full potential and live a happy and healthy life!
(803) 373-1643 View (803) 373-1643
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Deana Tucker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, LPC, LAC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
Deana Tucker is a native of South Carolina and has worked in human services/helping profession for over 15 years. Deana is a Clinical Counselor, a Certified Addictions Counselor II for the state of South Carolina, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and well as a Grief Recovery Specialist. Deana has experience with providing services in outpatient, home, and residential settings. She has helped individuals work vital life issues that include of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, decision making, grief, anger / behavioral / and crisis management. Qualified in addictions and experience with Trauma Focused CBT, CBT, DBT and EMDR.
Deana Tucker is a native of South Carolina and has worked in human services/helping profession for over 15 years. Deana is a Clinical Counselor, a Certified Addictions Counselor II for the state of South Carolina, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and well as a Grief Recovery Specialist. Deana has experience with providing services in outpatient, home, and residential settings. She has helped individuals work vital life issues that include of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, decision making, grief, anger / behavioral / and crisis management. Qualified in addictions and experience with Trauma Focused CBT, CBT, DBT and EMDR.
(803) 599-3302 View (803) 599-3302
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Grant Menadue
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety or stress related to school, work, relationship challenges, or other obstacles that are preventing you from living the life you want to? As a pre-licensed mental health counselor specializing in anxiety, I understand the toll that anxiety can take on one's life. With years of education and experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, I am passionate about helping clients learn to manage their symptoms and live more fulfilling, satisfying lives however that looks to them! I enjoy working with teens, adults, or anyone who is looking to improve their overall well-being!
Are you experiencing anxiety or stress related to school, work, relationship challenges, or other obstacles that are preventing you from living the life you want to? As a pre-licensed mental health counselor specializing in anxiety, I understand the toll that anxiety can take on one's life. With years of education and experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, I am passionate about helping clients learn to manage their symptoms and live more fulfilling, satisfying lives however that looks to them! I enjoy working with teens, adults, or anyone who is looking to improve their overall well-being!
(803) 674-5432 View (803) 674-5432
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Bonnie J Montgomery
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Columbia, SC 29202  (Online Only)
Do you feel the demands and responsibilities of life take a toll on your relationships and the ability to get the most out of life? Finding satisfaction and fulfillment with your partner or in your career can be a journey, not an overnight trip. The better prepared you are with the right tools, the more likely you are to reach your preferred destination. I can help you identify the obstacles along the path to personal and professional happiness and help you identify a roadmap to success.
Do you feel the demands and responsibilities of life take a toll on your relationships and the ability to get the most out of life? Finding satisfaction and fulfillment with your partner or in your career can be a journey, not an overnight trip. The better prepared you are with the right tools, the more likely you are to reach your preferred destination. I can help you identify the obstacles along the path to personal and professional happiness and help you identify a roadmap to success.
(803) 610-2136 View (803) 610-2136
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Kristen Morand
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
Life can hand us unforeseen experiences. Loss, death, or illness. Relationship challenges or disappointments. Seemingly unmanageable anxiety or depression. Work-related problems. Traumatic events or abuse. How do we cope with the effects upon our thoughts, feelings, and behavior? How do we get back to thriving again? I offer you an opportunity to encounter such issues together. You can confront painful or confusing emotions, thoughts, or circumstances knowing you're not alone. I hope to help you discover strengths within yourself and learn additional skills that facilitate your own ability to heal, recover, and restore the hurting places in your mind, emotions, relationships, and life.
Life can hand us unforeseen experiences. Loss, death, or illness. Relationship challenges or disappointments. Seemingly unmanageable anxiety or depression. Work-related problems. Traumatic events or abuse. How do we cope with the effects upon our thoughts, feelings, and behavior? How do we get back to thriving again? I offer you an opportunity to encounter such issues together. You can confront painful or confusing emotions, thoughts, or circumstances knowing you're not alone. I hope to help you discover strengths within yourself and learn additional skills that facilitate your own ability to heal, recover, and restore the hurting places in your mind, emotions, relationships, and life.
(803) 599-3213 View (803) 599-3213
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Francis Paul Segedin
Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29202
Dr. Segedin received his Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in counselor education and supervision. He received his Master of Arts degree in counseling from Ball State University. He has a wide variety of experience working with children, individuals, couples, and families. Counseling is a process in which change can take place as the client sets their goals in a user friendly environment where empowerment, collaboration, and growth can take place.
Dr. Segedin received his Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in counselor education and supervision. He received his Master of Arts degree in counseling from Ball State University. He has a wide variety of experience working with children, individuals, couples, and families. Counseling is a process in which change can take place as the client sets their goals in a user friendly environment where empowerment, collaboration, and growth can take place.
(803) 266-1343 View (803) 266-1343
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Vince Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFTS, LPCS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
Not accepting new clients
After many years' experience as both client and therapist, I understand that the therapist works no magic. Nothing can be delivered or injected or swallowed that works a "cure." The resources for healing are already within the client; the therapist holds a metaphorical mirror so the client can see them better. So effective work needs two things: the initiative and commitment of the client, and the skill of the therapist in holding up mirrors. Still, the relationship must "click." Unfortunately, the ingredients for this are somewhat mysterious. You are the final judge.
After many years' experience as both client and therapist, I understand that the therapist works no magic. Nothing can be delivered or injected or swallowed that works a "cure." The resources for healing are already within the client; the therapist holds a metaphorical mirror so the client can see them better. So effective work needs two things: the initiative and commitment of the client, and the skill of the therapist in holding up mirrors. Still, the relationship must "click." Unfortunately, the ingredients for this are somewhat mysterious. You are the final judge.
(803) 937-4191 View (803) 937-4191
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Kristi G Clements
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
Waitlist for new clients
Email for waitlist! Especially now, being a human is just difficult some days. I love to come alongside my clients to help them find a healthier way to function. I have experience in a variety of treatment environments that range from a multilevel treatment program to private practice. I truly desire full vitality for all of my clients and that is our main goal in session and overall treatment. I cater to the needs of each client and work toward health in all areas of life with clients - emotional, relational, mental, physical and spiritual!
Email for waitlist! Especially now, being a human is just difficult some days. I love to come alongside my clients to help them find a healthier way to function. I have experience in a variety of treatment environments that range from a multilevel treatment program to private practice. I truly desire full vitality for all of my clients and that is our main goal in session and overall treatment. I cater to the needs of each client and work toward health in all areas of life with clients - emotional, relational, mental, physical and spiritual!
(803) 753-8864 View (803) 753-8864
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Comprehensive Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Columbia, SC 29202
Welcome! At Comprehensive Psychological Services, we specialize in conducting a broad range of diagnostic evaluations for clinical, educational, disability, civil and criminal forensic purposes and for treatment planning. In order to be objective, thorough, and expedient, we use a battery of psychological tests, customized for the client's needs. We serve individuals and organizations in the private and public sectors. Additionally, we provide expert witness testimony. Additional services include presentation at seminars for psychological services pertaining to Family Court and Law Enforcement professionals.
Welcome! At Comprehensive Psychological Services, we specialize in conducting a broad range of diagnostic evaluations for clinical, educational, disability, civil and criminal forensic purposes and for treatment planning. In order to be objective, thorough, and expedient, we use a battery of psychological tests, customized for the client's needs. We serve individuals and organizations in the private and public sectors. Additionally, we provide expert witness testimony. Additional services include presentation at seminars for psychological services pertaining to Family Court and Law Enforcement professionals.
(803) 489-8365 View (803) 489-8365
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Sherry Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, LPC, LAC, CACII
Verified
Columbia, SC 29202
Anastasis is the Greek word for which we derive the word "resurrection" meaning "raising up or rising up." Finding the ability to rise above life's challenges can leave you feeling hopeless and the journey to reconnect with life can often be a difficult one, especially when your journey includes recovery from traumatic events or struggles with substance addiction. I am here to walk along side you and help equip you for the bright future that awaits you. I believe you can hope again, you can dream again, your joy will be restored and your strength renewed. Yes, you can get up again!!!
Anastasis is the Greek word for which we derive the word "resurrection" meaning "raising up or rising up." Finding the ability to rise above life's challenges can leave you feeling hopeless and the journey to reconnect with life can often be a difficult one, especially when your journey includes recovery from traumatic events or struggles with substance addiction. I am here to walk along side you and help equip you for the bright future that awaits you. I believe you can hope again, you can dream again, your joy will be restored and your strength renewed. Yes, you can get up again!!!
(803) 302-3596 View (803) 302-3596
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Lauren King Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
Not accepting new clients
I seek to provide a non-judgmental and collaborative approach during the counseling process. My goal is to provide space for clients to work through their concerns and achieve health and healing. I strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all of my clients. I believe that my role as counselor is to guide, nurture, challenge, educate, and assist my clients as they move toward wellness and recovery. I encourage clients to not only discuss their concerning issues, but to work toward creating an environment and lifestyle that is conducive to their well-being.
I seek to provide a non-judgmental and collaborative approach during the counseling process. My goal is to provide space for clients to work through their concerns and achieve health and healing. I strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all of my clients. I believe that my role as counselor is to guide, nurture, challenge, educate, and assist my clients as they move toward wellness and recovery. I encourage clients to not only discuss their concerning issues, but to work toward creating an environment and lifestyle that is conducive to their well-being.
(803) 610-2162 View (803) 610-2162
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Cathy Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29202
I have thirty years of experience working with children and adolescents as well as ten years of experience working with adults. My specialties include grief, anxiety, depression, divorce, relationship issues, parenting, and school-related issues. I believe play is the natural medium of communication and work with young children age eight and older. I was previously registered as a play and music therapist. I am very open, authentic, calm and optimistic in all of my work. I am present and accepting of what is brought into the counseling room; I create a safe space for all.
I have thirty years of experience working with children and adolescents as well as ten years of experience working with adults. My specialties include grief, anxiety, depression, divorce, relationship issues, parenting, and school-related issues. I believe play is the natural medium of communication and work with young children age eight and older. I was previously registered as a play and music therapist. I am very open, authentic, calm and optimistic in all of my work. I am present and accepting of what is brought into the counseling room; I create a safe space for all.
(803) 590-9941 View (803) 590-9941
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Steps Toward Success PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, EdD, LPC-S, LCAS, CCS, CCSOTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
Dr. Wanda Brown-Ramseur, LPC-S, LCAS-S, NCC, MAC, CCS, CCSOTS, is a Trauma and Addiction Professional in private practice, Steps Toward Success, located in Greensboro, NC. Wanda demonstrates the highest levels of commitment to the mental health profession by offering therapy options in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress, Depression, Trauma Reactive Behaviors, Attachment Disorders, Substance Abuse/Addiction Disorder, Complex and Secondary Trauma. Wanda practices EMDR as a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy, particularly as it applies to individuals that have experienced complex, secondary and interpersonal trauma events.
Dr. Wanda Brown-Ramseur, LPC-S, LCAS-S, NCC, MAC, CCS, CCSOTS, is a Trauma and Addiction Professional in private practice, Steps Toward Success, located in Greensboro, NC. Wanda demonstrates the highest levels of commitment to the mental health profession by offering therapy options in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress, Depression, Trauma Reactive Behaviors, Attachment Disorders, Substance Abuse/Addiction Disorder, Complex and Secondary Trauma. Wanda practices EMDR as a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy, particularly as it applies to individuals that have experienced complex, secondary and interpersonal trauma events.
(704) 839-2048 View (704) 839-2048
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Lakia Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience, who works with adolescents and adults. I enjoy creating a safe space for others to process, heal and grow. I believe that individuals have the ability to change their lives; therefore, my goal is to support and empower you as you work through your challenges so that you can be on the journey to becoming the best version of yourself!
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience, who works with adolescents and adults. I enjoy creating a safe space for others to process, heal and grow. I believe that individuals have the ability to change their lives; therefore, my goal is to support and empower you as you work through your challenges so that you can be on the journey to becoming the best version of yourself!
(864) 383-1386 View (864) 383-1386
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Michelle Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
Now Providing KAP! Symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, muscle pain/fatigue, depressed mood, irritability, and panic attacks are exhausting and interfere with your Total Wellness, including relationships and job performance. I have 20 years of experience in the successful treatment of symptoms associated w/ PTSD, anxiety, and depression through the use of EMDR, Brainspotting. and KAP. These techniques allow your brain to access its innate, natural healing process to relieve distress and reduce/eliminate physiological arousal to triggers, resulting in controlled emotions, improved sleep, and overall improved focus and concentration.
Now Providing KAP! Symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, muscle pain/fatigue, depressed mood, irritability, and panic attacks are exhausting and interfere with your Total Wellness, including relationships and job performance. I have 20 years of experience in the successful treatment of symptoms associated w/ PTSD, anxiety, and depression through the use of EMDR, Brainspotting. and KAP. These techniques allow your brain to access its innate, natural healing process to relieve distress and reduce/eliminate physiological arousal to triggers, resulting in controlled emotions, improved sleep, and overall improved focus and concentration.
(706) 230-6790 View (706) 230-6790
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Melanie Peebles
Counselor, EdS, LAC, LPC A
Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
What we call a beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. -T.S. Eliot. Feeling lost and alone in our ends and our beginnings is normal. I believe change is hard and peace of mind sometimes requires the support of a caring professional. I want to be your advocate, a cheerleader on your sideline, and a partner empowering you on your journey towards healing. I passionately believe in working love into my therapy and supporting clients.
What we call a beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. -T.S. Eliot. Feeling lost and alone in our ends and our beginnings is normal. I believe change is hard and peace of mind sometimes requires the support of a caring professional. I want to be your advocate, a cheerleader on your sideline, and a partner empowering you on your journey towards healing. I passionately believe in working love into my therapy and supporting clients.
(803) 258-6093 View (803) 258-6093
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Nicole Tank
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202
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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Veronica Del Pino Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202  (Online Only)
The pressure to be the best mother for your children feels like it never ends. You are a mother that always wanted this dream to have children. However, being a survivor of sexual abuse always leaves you weary of where you drop off your children. School no longer feels safe. You want to stop feeling triggered by the constant demands of sibling rivalry, what's for dinner and how you never get a moment to yourself. You wish your anxiety would stop keeping you up late at night or waking you up in the middle of the night. You want to start healing from your past childhood wounds that are creeping into the present.
The pressure to be the best mother for your children feels like it never ends. You are a mother that always wanted this dream to have children. However, being a survivor of sexual abuse always leaves you weary of where you drop off your children. School no longer feels safe. You want to stop feeling triggered by the constant demands of sibling rivalry, what's for dinner and how you never get a moment to yourself. You wish your anxiety would stop keeping you up late at night or waking you up in the middle of the night. You want to start healing from your past childhood wounds that are creeping into the present.
(803) 991-6682 View (803) 991-6682
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Palmetto Center for Change, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29202  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth. My priority is helping you find the solution that works best for you, by listening carefully and asking the right questions before working with you to create a tailored plan to address your needs. I genuinely care about people and use a variety of modalities, theoretical perspectives, and techniques to create a strong therapeutic relationship in a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment.
I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth. My priority is helping you find the solution that works best for you, by listening carefully and asking the right questions before working with you to create a tailored plan to address your needs. I genuinely care about people and use a variety of modalities, theoretical perspectives, and techniques to create a strong therapeutic relationship in a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment.
(803) 459-1618 View (803) 459-1618

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Number of Therapists in 29202

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 29202 who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
76% Depression
76% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Grief
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 29202 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29202?

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.