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Bluffton Brief Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Okatie, SC 29909  (Online Only)
We specialize in CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) a short-term, solution-focused brief therapy designed to enhance coping skills. We provide EAP counseling as well. We can help you manage all symptoms of grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse relapse management and maintenance, impulse control (sex, gambling, internet) as well as crisis management. Phone and Teletherapy only. Same day sessions available. Flexible scheduling. Free initial consultation. $80 all sessions. Fully licensed in FLA and SC. Board-approved Supervisors. Clients receive an invoice and are expected to submit claims to their own insurors.
We specialize in CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) a short-term, solution-focused brief therapy designed to enhance coping skills. We provide EAP counseling as well. We can help you manage all symptoms of grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse relapse management and maintenance, impulse control (sex, gambling, internet) as well as crisis management. Phone and Teletherapy only. Same day sessions available. Flexible scheduling. Free initial consultation. $80 all sessions. Fully licensed in FLA and SC. Board-approved Supervisors. Clients receive an invoice and are expected to submit claims to their own insurors.
(843) 612-8707 View (843) 612-8707
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Erin Pawlak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LPCC-S, CPCS, LPCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bluffton, SC 29909
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Previously, I worked in the non-profit community mental. I assisted in creating and developing a Transitional Youth program that specializes in working with young adults and adolescents. In addition to working with the Transitional Youth population, I have worked as an advocate for Victims of Crime (VOC). Areas of interest include working with teens and young adults. I hold licenses in (LPCC-S) Ohio, (LPCS) South Carolina, (LPC, CPCS) Georgia and Florida. I am a counselor supervisor for OH, SC and GA.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Previously, I worked in the non-profit community mental. I assisted in creating and developing a Transitional Youth program that specializes in working with young adults and adolescents. In addition to working with the Transitional Youth population, I have worked as an advocate for Victims of Crime (VOC). Areas of interest include working with teens and young adults. I hold licenses in (LPCC-S) Ohio, (LPCS) South Carolina, (LPC, CPCS) Georgia and Florida. I am a counselor supervisor for OH, SC and GA.
(843) 279-5262 View (843) 279-5262
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Tardigrade Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Okatie, SC 29909
Dr. Goldberg was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment used to treat a number of mental health disorders, in which research has demonstrated effectiveness. The concept behind CBT is that our experiences impact the way we think about our environment. Our thoughts influence and at times dictate our behaviors. If we examine the thoughts, understand where they come from, then we can change our behavior and ultimately how we feel. In addition to current thoughts, behaviors, and feelings it’s sometimes necessary to take a deeper dive into one’s unconscious to grow and find peace.
Dr. Goldberg was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment used to treat a number of mental health disorders, in which research has demonstrated effectiveness. The concept behind CBT is that our experiences impact the way we think about our environment. Our thoughts influence and at times dictate our behaviors. If we examine the thoughts, understand where they come from, then we can change our behavior and ultimately how we feel. In addition to current thoughts, behaviors, and feelings it’s sometimes necessary to take a deeper dive into one’s unconscious to grow and find peace.
(843) 396-1436 View (843) 396-1436
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Jordanna Herrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Okatie, SC 29909  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(843) 966-9255 View (843) 966-9255
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Jillian Sorkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909  (Online Only)
Jillian specializes in working with adolescents, adults and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression & a variety of other mental issues. She spent the last decade working in private practice and is also a trained art therapist specializing in running Art Therapy groups for adolescents and adults. Jillian has been working in private practice with Dr. Judy Rosenberg since 2015 and is trained in the Mind Map System which is based on Attachment Theory. Please visit our website for a more comprehensive explanation of how we work. Www.PsychologicalHealingCenter.Com
Jillian specializes in working with adolescents, adults and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression & a variety of other mental issues. She spent the last decade working in private practice and is also a trained art therapist specializing in running Art Therapy groups for adolescents and adults. Jillian has been working in private practice with Dr. Judy Rosenberg since 2015 and is trained in the Mind Map System which is based on Attachment Theory. Please visit our website for a more comprehensive explanation of how we work. Www.PsychologicalHealingCenter.Com
(323) 524-2905 View (323) 524-2905
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Muma Azeh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Okatie, SC 29909  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(843) 938-2758 View (843) 938-2758
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Diana J Krafcik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909
I am providing confidential video calls and in person sessions; a safe place to address conflicts and stressors with a safe person. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety or dealing with relationship and/or self esteem issues. I'm here in Bluffton. It may help to have someone to talk to honestly about how you are really feeling. We will develop strategies together to enhance structure and supports to cope more effectively during this time. I am here for you.
I am providing confidential video calls and in person sessions; a safe place to address conflicts and stressors with a safe person. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety or dealing with relationship and/or self esteem issues. I'm here in Bluffton. It may help to have someone to talk to honestly about how you are really feeling. We will develop strategies together to enhance structure and supports to cope more effectively during this time. I am here for you.
(201) 400-0520 View (201) 400-0520
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Stephanie Jacobs
LPC Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Okatie, SC 29909
Putting together the pieces of your life can feel overwhelming when you're doing it alone and spinning your wheels trying to make growth and healing happen. I have experience working with clients who need help talking through life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, infertility/fertility issues, stress, faith-based clients, anger management and more. I am Postpartum Support International trained to work with postpartum moms and women who need perinatal mental health help. I also provide premarital counseling using Save Your Marriage Before It Starts to help couples prepare to have a healthy, satisfying, lifelong marriage.
Putting together the pieces of your life can feel overwhelming when you're doing it alone and spinning your wheels trying to make growth and healing happen. I have experience working with clients who need help talking through life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, infertility/fertility issues, stress, faith-based clients, anger management and more. I am Postpartum Support International trained to work with postpartum moms and women who need perinatal mental health help. I also provide premarital counseling using Save Your Marriage Before It Starts to help couples prepare to have a healthy, satisfying, lifelong marriage.
(843) 281-7651 View (843) 281-7651
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Helene Stoller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okatie, SC 29909
If you (or others you care about or are responsible for) are wondering why you behave the way you do, an assessment with psychological testing might provide the needed explanations. I do assessments and psychological evaluations aimed at determining if there is some dysfunction, and if so, suggest treatment plans to ameliorate the problems identified. PLEASE NOTE: After many years of providing comprehensive psychological services, including assessment and psychotherapy, I NO LONGER OFFER COUNSELING or PSYCHOTHERAPY. I just provide assessments, e.g., for ADHD or bipolar disorder, and evaluations.
If you (or others you care about or are responsible for) are wondering why you behave the way you do, an assessment with psychological testing might provide the needed explanations. I do assessments and psychological evaluations aimed at determining if there is some dysfunction, and if so, suggest treatment plans to ameliorate the problems identified. PLEASE NOTE: After many years of providing comprehensive psychological services, including assessment and psychotherapy, I NO LONGER OFFER COUNSELING or PSYCHOTHERAPY. I just provide assessments, e.g., for ADHD or bipolar disorder, and evaluations.
(843) 919-4013 View (843) 919-4013
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Dick Anthony Genardi
Psychologist, PhD, BCN
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in helping persons with chronic, disabling medical and mental health conditions improve their quality of life. In our work together, you will learn self-regulation skills for the management of physical and emotional concerns; lessen the impact of pain, reduce anxious feelings, increase positive mood. To help you accomplish your goals, I combine psychotherapy with methods from neuroscience and physiology. Based on your needs, offerings may include traditional biofeedback and quantitative EEG guided neurofeedback (BF&NF), heart rate variability training(HRV),pulsed/repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation(rTMS), cranial electrical stimulation (CES), transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS)
I specialize in helping persons with chronic, disabling medical and mental health conditions improve their quality of life. In our work together, you will learn self-regulation skills for the management of physical and emotional concerns; lessen the impact of pain, reduce anxious feelings, increase positive mood. To help you accomplish your goals, I combine psychotherapy with methods from neuroscience and physiology. Based on your needs, offerings may include traditional biofeedback and quantitative EEG guided neurofeedback (BF&NF), heart rate variability training(HRV),pulsed/repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation(rTMS), cranial electrical stimulation (CES), transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS)
(937) 329-9114 View (937) 329-9114
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Linda Mounce, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909  (Online Only)
I work with people of all ages including children, adolescents & adults. Some areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, mood disorders & emotional disturbances, self-harm behaviors, anger, eating disorders, self-esteem, social skills, abuse & trauma, ADHD, school difficulties & behavior problems. I am trained in and use Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based interventions & Solution Focused.
I work with people of all ages including children, adolescents & adults. Some areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, mood disorders & emotional disturbances, self-harm behaviors, anger, eating disorders, self-esteem, social skills, abuse & trauma, ADHD, school difficulties & behavior problems. I am trained in and use Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based interventions & Solution Focused.
(843) 883-6982 View (843) 883-6982
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Krista Hussey
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bluffton, SC 29909
Choosing to seek counseling services can be intimidating, so if you are reading this, you have taken an important and brave step towards a better quality of life! It may be interesting to know that counseling is not just for those with severe or chronic mental health issues. Have you ever asked yourself, “Am I making a big deal out of nothing?” or maybe “I manage to get to work/school every day so I must be fine.” Have you avoided trying something because of low self-confidence or worry? Are you and your spouse retired and struggle with more “together time” or feeling unmoored without that daily work schedule? Counseling can help.
Choosing to seek counseling services can be intimidating, so if you are reading this, you have taken an important and brave step towards a better quality of life! It may be interesting to know that counseling is not just for those with severe or chronic mental health issues. Have you ever asked yourself, “Am I making a big deal out of nothing?” or maybe “I manage to get to work/school every day so I must be fine.” Have you avoided trying something because of low self-confidence or worry? Are you and your spouse retired and struggle with more “together time” or feeling unmoored without that daily work schedule? Counseling can help.
(843) 474-1115 View (843) 474-1115
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Michelle Stern
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, LPCA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Okatie, SC 29909
Rough times can disrupt your feelings and how you see yourself. They can also make it hard to be around other people in healthy ways. Sometimes, we don't even realize how these experiences affect us, and that can lead to automatic reactions and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Together, we'll help you gain a better understanding of your emotions and how to manage them effectively. You'll learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress, anxiety, and difficult emotions and reduce emotional reactivity while enhancing your emotional resilience.
Rough times can disrupt your feelings and how you see yourself. They can also make it hard to be around other people in healthy ways. Sometimes, we don't even realize how these experiences affect us, and that can lead to automatic reactions and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Together, we'll help you gain a better understanding of your emotions and how to manage them effectively. You'll learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress, anxiety, and difficult emotions and reduce emotional reactivity while enhancing your emotional resilience.
(704) 538-4918 View (704) 538-4918
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Patricia Thrasher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CP
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909
I specialize in children, adolescents, families, and couples. For all of my professional career I have focused on children and families, although my post masters' academic work has allowed me the opportunity to practice as a couples' therapist as well. My approach in my psychotherapy practice is individualized to my client's needs and includes shared goals between therapist and client.
I specialize in children, adolescents, families, and couples. For all of my professional career I have focused on children and families, although my post masters' academic work has allowed me the opportunity to practice as a couples' therapist as well. My approach in my psychotherapy practice is individualized to my client's needs and includes shared goals between therapist and client.
(843) 605-4277 View (843) 605-4277
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Paula Fleming
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Okatie, SC 29909  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(843) 279-2558 View (843) 279-2558
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Kelly L Nicholson
Psychologist, MAE, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909  (Online Only)
I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology with additional Masters degrees in Education, and Psychology Practices. I conceptualize the Whole person as a result of extensive training. Therefore, as Psychologist and a Christian, I am invested in the psychological and spiritual lives of my clients. I have committed myself to a nonjudgmental, caring, and effective therapeutic practice. A shift in perspective, belief systems, and learning new skills can make all the difference to someone suffering. Therapy is an investment in yourself and your loved ones. Personally, walking along the healing path with my clients is my life's passion.
I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology with additional Masters degrees in Education, and Psychology Practices. I conceptualize the Whole person as a result of extensive training. Therefore, as Psychologist and a Christian, I am invested in the psychological and spiritual lives of my clients. I have committed myself to a nonjudgmental, caring, and effective therapeutic practice. A shift in perspective, belief systems, and learning new skills can make all the difference to someone suffering. Therapy is an investment in yourself and your loved ones. Personally, walking along the healing path with my clients is my life's passion.
(843) 558-8106 View (843) 558-8106
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Rosemary Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Okatie, SC 29909
As an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist, I offer evidence-based therapy for clients and EMDR supervision for clinicians. As a trauma-focused counselor, I bring years of trauma experience from prior work with the DoD, First Responders, private practice, and Veteran’s Affairs. As an expert in relationships, and how childhood relationships impact current relationships, I help you learn to differentiate between your trauma narrative and your own intuitive knowing. My approach is to customize a program that fits your needs and schedule, whether we meet weekly or while accelerating your treatment, with EMDR intensives.
As an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist, I offer evidence-based therapy for clients and EMDR supervision for clinicians. As a trauma-focused counselor, I bring years of trauma experience from prior work with the DoD, First Responders, private practice, and Veteran’s Affairs. As an expert in relationships, and how childhood relationships impact current relationships, I help you learn to differentiate between your trauma narrative and your own intuitive knowing. My approach is to customize a program that fits your needs and schedule, whether we meet weekly or while accelerating your treatment, with EMDR intensives.
(843) 604-1189 View (843) 604-1189
Photo of Dorothy E Holmes, Ph, D, ABPP, Psychologist
Dorothy E Holmes
Psychologist, Ph, D, ABPP
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909
I work with individuals and couples to develop respectful curiosity about their challenges, problems and promise for more abundant living. I also explore, when indicated, the roots to personal problems. My patients and I collaborate to achieve relief from suffering as quickly as possible, and when appropriate, to pursue deep understanding in order to accomplish lasting change and resiliency.
I work with individuals and couples to develop respectful curiosity about their challenges, problems and promise for more abundant living. I also explore, when indicated, the roots to personal problems. My patients and I collaborate to achieve relief from suffering as quickly as possible, and when appropriate, to pursue deep understanding in order to accomplish lasting change and resiliency.
(843) 321-4286 View (843) 321-4286
Photo of Victoria Anderson, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Victoria Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with past or present trauma that leaves you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected or critical of yourself? Trauma work is my specialty. I support my clients in a healing, safe environment to do the toughest work they may face...healing their past. Are your relationships suffering? Maybe you've been struggling with addiction issues. We can explore your struggles in these areas to get you the clarity you desire, and an action plan for recovery.
Are you struggling with past or present trauma that leaves you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected or critical of yourself? Trauma work is my specialty. I support my clients in a healing, safe environment to do the toughest work they may face...healing their past. Are your relationships suffering? Maybe you've been struggling with addiction issues. We can explore your struggles in these areas to get you the clarity you desire, and an action plan for recovery.
(323) 677-4137 View (323) 677-4137
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Liz Esch - Counseling And Play Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RPT-S, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bluffton, SC 29909
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor with 20 years of experience providing therapeutic services for children, adolescents, families and adults of all ages. I am a highly skilled and compassionate therapist who has served a diverse clientele including at-risk youth, military families, adults struggling with depression and anxiety, domestic violence victims, senior adults, foster children, families experiencing divorce, and more. I believe in tailoring every session to the needs of that unique individual or family. Children, teens and adults of all ages are welcome!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor with 20 years of experience providing therapeutic services for children, adolescents, families and adults of all ages. I am a highly skilled and compassionate therapist who has served a diverse clientele including at-risk youth, military families, adults struggling with depression and anxiety, domestic violence victims, senior adults, foster children, families experiencing divorce, and more. I believe in tailoring every session to the needs of that unique individual or family. Children, teens and adults of all ages are welcome!
(843) 492-5248 View (843) 492-5248

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 29909

40+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in 29909 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
87% Trauma and PTSD
85% Self Esteem
83% Coping Skills
77% Stress

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Aetna
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 29909 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29909?

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.