Photo of Lisa Glavin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29451, SC
Lisa Glavin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a compassionate and seasoned therapist who has worked with adults, couples and families in a variety of settings within the Charleston area. Credentials and experience are significant but research shows that the single most important factor in therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist. I value each person, couple and family as genuinely unique.
I am a compassionate and seasoned therapist who has worked with adults, couples and families in a variety of settings within the Charleston area. Credentials and experience are significant but research shows that the single most important factor in therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist. I value each person, couple and family as genuinely unique.
(843) 564-5163 View (843) 564-5163
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Kim Parker
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451  (Online Only)
You've come to realize that you’ve been stuck in a relationship or patterns that just aren’t good for you anymore. And you want to redesign your life. Still, you have mixed emotions. After all, there were plenty of good times mixed in with the tough times. You’re ready to shed the toxic stuff, but it’s hard. And scary. And even sad. But you’re tired of feeling numb, tired of pushing all those feelings down just so you can make it through another day. You’re ready to take control of your own life and make choices that reflect who you are now and who you want to be. You just don’t know how to get started.
You've come to realize that you’ve been stuck in a relationship or patterns that just aren’t good for you anymore. And you want to redesign your life. Still, you have mixed emotions. After all, there were plenty of good times mixed in with the tough times. You’re ready to shed the toxic stuff, but it’s hard. And scary. And even sad. But you’re tired of feeling numb, tired of pushing all those feelings down just so you can make it through another day. You’re ready to take control of your own life and make choices that reflect who you are now and who you want to be. You just don’t know how to get started.
(513) 224-6395 View (513) 224-6395
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Cathy L. Mart
PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Call for compassionate, evidence-based, non-judgmental, and thorough care. My passion is to see people reach their full potential. Treatment varies according to the goals and preferences of each client. I take a holistic approach treating mind, body and spirit. I treat a variety of disorders including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, BiPolar, trauma, grief, marriage issues, and codependency. Treatment includes medication management(when necessary), evidence-based psychotherapy, health coaching, and spiritual care.
Call for compassionate, evidence-based, non-judgmental, and thorough care. My passion is to see people reach their full potential. Treatment varies according to the goals and preferences of each client. I take a holistic approach treating mind, body and spirit. I treat a variety of disorders including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, BiPolar, trauma, grief, marriage issues, and codependency. Treatment includes medication management(when necessary), evidence-based psychotherapy, health coaching, and spiritual care.
(843) 486-2518 View (843) 486-2518
Photo of Samantha Maierle Abrams, Psychologist in 29451, SC
Samantha Maierle Abrams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451  (Online Only)
FEMALE TELEHEALTH CLIENTS ONLY! My expertise is in applying evidence-based interventions in a compassionate and non-judgmental context, with respect for each individual's unique circumstances. Together, we will bring to light the strengths that have gotten you through your difficult times, as well as the symptoms or problems you wish to change. I provide both a supportive ear and expert knowledge to help you maintain emotional, physical, relational and spiritual balance as you negotiate complex life changes. I presently work only with women.
FEMALE TELEHEALTH CLIENTS ONLY! My expertise is in applying evidence-based interventions in a compassionate and non-judgmental context, with respect for each individual's unique circumstances. Together, we will bring to light the strengths that have gotten you through your difficult times, as well as the symptoms or problems you wish to change. I provide both a supportive ear and expert knowledge to help you maintain emotional, physical, relational and spiritual balance as you negotiate complex life changes. I presently work only with women.
(843) 418-0713 View (843) 418-0713
Photo of Chris Lacour, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29451, SC
Chris Lacour
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Overcoming obstacles or major life changes can be extremely stressful. I understand that being your authentic self and building\maintaining strong connections are important elements of living a meaningful life. Acknowledging, understanding, and healing traumatic experiences is painful to do, especially alone. Trauma can cause anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and broken relationships.
Overcoming obstacles or major life changes can be extremely stressful. I understand that being your authentic self and building\maintaining strong connections are important elements of living a meaningful life. Acknowledging, understanding, and healing traumatic experiences is painful to do, especially alone. Trauma can cause anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and broken relationships.
(843) 867-4567 View (843) 867-4567
Photo of Kimberly Ann Sloan, Psychologist in 29451, SC
Kimberly Ann Sloan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
I treat a broad spectrum of problems including: Anxiety & Depression, Grief & Relationship Issues, Family and Child Conflicts, ADD/ADHD, as well as trauma related symptoms. I often use psychological testing to facilitate diagnosis and personality description. I offer supportive and practical intervention using a variety of therapeutic techniques, including mindfulness, cognitive & psychodynamic approaches tailored to your strengths and individual needs. The goals are symptom reduction, personal growth, as well as discovering joy and wellness in your life.
I treat a broad spectrum of problems including: Anxiety & Depression, Grief & Relationship Issues, Family and Child Conflicts, ADD/ADHD, as well as trauma related symptoms. I often use psychological testing to facilitate diagnosis and personality description. I offer supportive and practical intervention using a variety of therapeutic techniques, including mindfulness, cognitive & psychodynamic approaches tailored to your strengths and individual needs. The goals are symptom reduction, personal growth, as well as discovering joy and wellness in your life.
(843) 890-8026 View (843) 890-8026
Photo of Tiffany Reese, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 29451, SC
Tiffany Reese
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
We put a mask on to get through the day and even though we hope for someone to see behind it, there's a fear of feeling like a burden if they did. You may have heard people say, "I don't know how you do it", but in your mind you're wishing someone would tell you that you didn't have to. You may be used to showing up for others and holding it all together. There are moments in life that can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and even defeating. Whether you are grieving a loss; navigating an experience with cancer/illness; feeling stuck in the grasp of anxiety and/or depression; at a crossroads in your life, I welcome you to pause here.
We put a mask on to get through the day and even though we hope for someone to see behind it, there's a fear of feeling like a burden if they did. You may have heard people say, "I don't know how you do it", but in your mind you're wishing someone would tell you that you didn't have to. You may be used to showing up for others and holding it all together. There are moments in life that can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and even defeating. Whether you are grieving a loss; navigating an experience with cancer/illness; feeling stuck in the grasp of anxiety and/or depression; at a crossroads in your life, I welcome you to pause here.
(843) 994-2659 View (843) 994-2659
Photo of Dr. Jeff J. Rocker, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29451, SC
Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 22 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 22 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(843) 351-1518 View (843) 351-1518
Photo of Samantha Tomer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29451, SC
Samantha Tomer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
It’s like you’ve become a master at putting on a face, so that no one sees the true pain you feel. Maybe it’s a daily struggle to make sense of everything you’re feeling. Even on your best days, it can feel like your body is fighting against you, leaving you drained and defeated. You wish you could relax or slow down, but how? What you’ve been through has left deep scars on your personal life and relationships. It’s affecting your ability to trust others and feel safe. You may find yourself avoiding family and anything that triggers memories of the past, making it difficult to connect with others on a deep or meaningful level.
It’s like you’ve become a master at putting on a face, so that no one sees the true pain you feel. Maybe it’s a daily struggle to make sense of everything you’re feeling. Even on your best days, it can feel like your body is fighting against you, leaving you drained and defeated. You wish you could relax or slow down, but how? What you’ve been through has left deep scars on your personal life and relationships. It’s affecting your ability to trust others and feel safe. You may find yourself avoiding family and anything that triggers memories of the past, making it difficult to connect with others on a deep or meaningful level.
(843) 483-6392 View (843) 483-6392
Photo of Ashlee Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29451, SC
Ashlee Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Ashlee Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 23 years of experience. She works with teens, young adults, and adults, helping them to overcome their depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Ashlee enjoys working with couples and families, helping them to communicate in a more healthy way. She spent many years in long-term healthcare, so she understands family transitions. Ashlee also feels very passionate about helping women with their life struggles, through their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Ashlee earned her B.S. in Health Administration from Ohio University and her M.Ed. in Counseling from The Citadel.
Ashlee Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 23 years of experience. She works with teens, young adults, and adults, helping them to overcome their depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Ashlee enjoys working with couples and families, helping them to communicate in a more healthy way. She spent many years in long-term healthcare, so she understands family transitions. Ashlee also feels very passionate about helping women with their life struggles, through their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Ashlee earned her B.S. in Health Administration from Ohio University and her M.Ed. in Counseling from The Citadel.
(843) 483-6398 View (843) 483-6398
Photo of Michele Briones, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29451, SC
Michele Briones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Michele D. Briones is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2010. Michele's goal is to provide a safe and inviting environment for individuals, couples, and families to work on changing dysfunctional patterns that interfere with relationships and general life satisfaction. She believes in a holistic approach to healing through the mind, body, and soul connection. Michele enjoys helping people find happiness and success in their lives. She will meet you where you are emotionally and help you create the life you desire.
Michele D. Briones is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2010. Michele's goal is to provide a safe and inviting environment for individuals, couples, and families to work on changing dysfunctional patterns that interfere with relationships and general life satisfaction. She believes in a holistic approach to healing through the mind, body, and soul connection. Michele enjoys helping people find happiness and success in their lives. She will meet you where you are emotionally and help you create the life you desire.
(843) 701-5652 View (843) 701-5652
Photo of Dana Avallone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 29451, SC
Dana Avallone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Dana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master of Social Work degree. Dana believes in person-centered approaches to therapy, meaning the focus is on the client and what the client is capable of, and not just their symptoms and conditions.
Dana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master of Social Work degree. Dana believes in person-centered approaches to therapy, meaning the focus is on the client and what the client is capable of, and not just their symptoms and conditions.
(843) 242-0298 View (843) 242-0298
Photo of Tracey Fournier, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29451, SC
Tracey Fournier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Tracey Fournier earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Eastern Washington University and her Masters in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Tracey has been living in the lowcountry for 15 years and enjoys traveling and spending time with her Husband and three children. Tracey specializes in treating trauma and PTSD, but also treats depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other disorders.
Tracey Fournier earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Eastern Washington University and her Masters in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Tracey has been living in the lowcountry for 15 years and enjoys traveling and spending time with her Husband and three children. Tracey specializes in treating trauma and PTSD, but also treats depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other disorders.
(843) 418-9778 View (843) 418-9778
Photo of Bridget Lisa Schmidt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 29451, SC
Bridget Lisa Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Have you been to therapy before and feel like you are back to square one in dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions or adult/young adult struggles? Has life turned out very different than you imagined? Do you feel like it's a battle every day in parenting or do you have an adolescent who needs the help of a counselor? Are you looking for longer term relief from pain or anxiety that seems to come back? If so, you have found the right place. Whether you are new to counseling or not, we will work together through individualized, evidenced based techniques to help you from session ONE. Brighter days await you!
Have you been to therapy before and feel like you are back to square one in dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions or adult/young adult struggles? Has life turned out very different than you imagined? Do you feel like it's a battle every day in parenting or do you have an adolescent who needs the help of a counselor? Are you looking for longer term relief from pain or anxiety that seems to come back? If so, you have found the right place. Whether you are new to counseling or not, we will work together through individualized, evidenced based techniques to help you from session ONE. Brighter days await you!
(843) 905-2502 View (843) 905-2502
Photo of Heather Kranz, Psychologist in 29451, SC
Heather Kranz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Heather Kranz is a Clinical Psychologist who has trained and worked in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and college counseling positions. She graduated with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy. D. Consortium located in Palo Alto, CA. Previously, Heather completed a master's degree at the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree at The University of California, Irvine. Heather believes in the tenents of psychodynamic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and interpersonal therapy.
Heather Kranz is a Clinical Psychologist who has trained and worked in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and college counseling positions. She graduated with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy. D. Consortium located in Palo Alto, CA. Previously, Heather completed a master's degree at the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree at The University of California, Irvine. Heather believes in the tenents of psychodynamic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and interpersonal therapy.
(843) 604-3191 View (843) 604-3191
Photo of Michael Chester, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 29451, SC
Michael Chester
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA, ADC-IP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
You are tired of feeling unfulfilled and dissatisfied with life. You are at the point where you know something has to change–even if you don’t know exactly what that is or what it may look like. You are ready to take the first step to truly living the life you would like to live: To find and connect with what is important to you and be the best version of yourself you can be. You are ready to find a new way of living that leads to happiness and fulfillment instead of depression, anxiety, or substance abuse.
You are tired of feeling unfulfilled and dissatisfied with life. You are at the point where you know something has to change–even if you don’t know exactly what that is or what it may look like. You are ready to take the first step to truly living the life you would like to live: To find and connect with what is important to you and be the best version of yourself you can be. You are ready to find a new way of living that leads to happiness and fulfillment instead of depression, anxiety, or substance abuse.
(843) 203-0607 View (843) 203-0607
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Christina Ward
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Christina Ward is a psychologist who has been licensed since 2017. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN in 2015 where she received her doctorate in counseling psychology. Christina completed her pre-doctoral internship in 2015 at the University of Kentucky. In 2017 she completed her post-doctoral training at MUSC. Christina believes that trauma is common and can go unnoticed for years. Often as a result of prolonged untreated trauma, anxiety and depression symptoms may begin to surface and impact an individual's quality of life.
Christina Ward is a psychologist who has been licensed since 2017. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN in 2015 where she received her doctorate in counseling psychology. Christina completed her pre-doctoral internship in 2015 at the University of Kentucky. In 2017 she completed her post-doctoral training at MUSC. Christina believes that trauma is common and can go unnoticed for years. Often as a result of prolonged untreated trauma, anxiety and depression symptoms may begin to surface and impact an individual's quality of life.
(843) 887-1261 View (843) 887-1261
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Kellie Hilker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Dr. Hilker is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Lynchburg College and her Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University. Dr. Hilker completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she received training in psychological assessment, cognitive behavior therapy, and pediatric psychology. She has provided clinical services for over 15 years in a variety of settings including Children's Seashore House in Philadelphia, PA, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Hilker is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Lynchburg College and her Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University. Dr. Hilker completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she received training in psychological assessment, cognitive behavior therapy, and pediatric psychology. She has provided clinical services for over 15 years in a variety of settings including Children's Seashore House in Philadelphia, PA, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD.
(843) 350-5440 View (843) 350-5440
Photo of Michael Jayne, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29451, SC
Michael Jayne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
Are you experiencing significant depression and/or anxiety that has you feeling overwhelmed, helpless, or withdrawn from others or from life? Both depression and anxiety can easily feel debilitating at times. However, with caring support, learning new coping skills and challenging negative thoughts, we can gain much needed relief and a sense of finding ourselves again. Are you currently in a relationship where communication with loved ones has become unproductive, challenging or made you feel misunderstood? We are not born knowing how to effectively communicate.
Are you experiencing significant depression and/or anxiety that has you feeling overwhelmed, helpless, or withdrawn from others or from life? Both depression and anxiety can easily feel debilitating at times. However, with caring support, learning new coping skills and challenging negative thoughts, we can gain much needed relief and a sense of finding ourselves again. Are you currently in a relationship where communication with loved ones has become unproductive, challenging or made you feel misunderstood? We are not born knowing how to effectively communicate.
(843) 896-2829 View (843) 896-2829
Photo of Margaret Van Sciver, Psychologist in 29451, SC
Margaret Van Sciver
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Isle Of Palms, SC 29451
As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Van Sciver provides both therapy and psychological testing for clients ages 2-25. She earned her doctoral degree from Boston College and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at Children's Hospital in Boston. In her therapy with patients, Dr. Van Sciver provides current research-directed clinical care, integrating cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, family-focused, and developmental theory and treatment. Dr. Van Sciver diagnoses and treats learning disorders, autism, attention issues, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and stress related concerns.
As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Van Sciver provides both therapy and psychological testing for clients ages 2-25. She earned her doctoral degree from Boston College and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at Children's Hospital in Boston. In her therapy with patients, Dr. Van Sciver provides current research-directed clinical care, integrating cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, family-focused, and developmental theory and treatment. Dr. Van Sciver diagnoses and treats learning disorders, autism, attention issues, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and stress related concerns.
(843) 428-6411 View (843) 428-6411

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Number of Therapists in 29451

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 29451 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
62% Grief
62% Trauma and PTSD
57% Relationship Issues
51% Life Transitions
49% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
91% Cigna and Evernorth
87% Aetna

How Therapists in 29451 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29451?

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.