Therapists in Alleghany County, NC

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Lisa Best
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Piney Creek, NC 28663  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you tired of repeating the same behaviors that leave you feeling depressed, anxious or hopeless? Or maybe you are ready to deal with a traumatic event from your past or a difficult relationship. I provide a safe environment for you to begin the journey toward healing and wholeness. I love finding the root cause, leading to healing that allows you to finally live the life you were created for.
Do you feel stuck? Are you tired of repeating the same behaviors that leave you feeling depressed, anxious or hopeless? Or maybe you are ready to deal with a traumatic event from your past or a difficult relationship. I provide a safe environment for you to begin the journey toward healing and wholeness. I love finding the root cause, leading to healing that allows you to finally live the life you were created for.
(336) 715-3648 View (336) 715-3648
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Child Advocacy and Recovery Center, DeAnna Rock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Sparta, NC 28675
Hello, I am a Nationally Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor. I've spent several years working as a Licensed Nurse and LPC. I work with all ages; children, teens and adults, with trauma, excessive worry, depression, mood disorders, impulsivity, ADHD, social anxiety, other serious emotional disturbances. Always person centered and/or trauma-focused. We each have a voice and when life is hard, sometimes we don't always feel we can speak up. In therapy we will find your voice and hopefully you will feel you can talk about the things going on in your life in a safe space, never with judgement.
Hello, I am a Nationally Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor. I've spent several years working as a Licensed Nurse and LPC. I work with all ages; children, teens and adults, with trauma, excessive worry, depression, mood disorders, impulsivity, ADHD, social anxiety, other serious emotional disturbances. Always person centered and/or trauma-focused. We each have a voice and when life is hard, sometimes we don't always feel we can speak up. In therapy we will find your voice and hopefully you will feel you can talk about the things going on in your life in a safe space, never with judgement.
(803) 291-5190 View (803) 291-5190
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CareNet Counseling Northwest Region
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LCAS, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Sparta, NC 28675
CareNet Counseling improves the health of the mind, body, spirit and community through spiritually-integrated counseling, psychotherapy, research and education. We are here to help our clients restore and maintain mental wellness. There is no real health without mental health.
CareNet Counseling improves the health of the mind, body, spirit and community through spiritually-integrated counseling, psychotherapy, research and education. We are here to help our clients restore and maintain mental wellness. There is no real health without mental health.
(336) 844-4494 View (336) 844-4494
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Body and Mindfully Healthy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sparta, NC 28675
Everyone has their own definition of healthy, however, healthy is not a destination. Healthy is a practice, much like mindfulness is a practice. Small, daily healthy tasks or habits can lead to powerful changes in someone's life. Small, but powerful, changes look different for everyone. At Body and Mindfully Healthy, we offer a variety of treatment options for depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, substance use disorders, and more. This is a group practice, which means that you will be offered an appointment with an available clinician as soon as possible.
Everyone has their own definition of healthy, however, healthy is not a destination. Healthy is a practice, much like mindfulness is a practice. Small, daily healthy tasks or habits can lead to powerful changes in someone's life. Small, but powerful, changes look different for everyone. At Body and Mindfully Healthy, we offer a variety of treatment options for depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, substance use disorders, and more. This is a group practice, which means that you will be offered an appointment with an available clinician as soon as possible.
(276) 208-8569 View (276) 208-8569

Online Therapists

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Summer Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Mooresville, NC 28117
Hello! It has been a joy of mine to work with children, teens and young adults dealing with life transitions. My passions include working with clients who are experiencing stress, trauma, and/or behavioral issues. I can assist clients in developing the skills necessary for self-regulation, self-control and increase their self-esteem and self-confidence. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity and sense of humor with a realistic approach to counseling.
Hello! It has been a joy of mine to work with children, teens and young adults dealing with life transitions. My passions include working with clients who are experiencing stress, trauma, and/or behavioral issues. I can assist clients in developing the skills necessary for self-regulation, self-control and increase their self-esteem and self-confidence. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity and sense of humor with a realistic approach to counseling.
(704) 946-8660 View (704) 946-8660
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Yazmeen A Garcia
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
I currently serve clients from ages 10-100, with my primary focus being adolescents and adults. I am a mental health counselor as well as a licensed clinical addiction specialist, meaning I love working with both mental health disorders and addictions. When working with mental health, I serve those struggling with anxiety/depression, trauma/sexual abuse, bipolar I or II disorder, dissociative-identity disorder, grief, self-esteem concerns, identity matters, religious or spiritual factors, stress management, and those on the autism spectrum. My goals for my clients are to be able to increase their sense of self-worth and autonomy.
I currently serve clients from ages 10-100, with my primary focus being adolescents and adults. I am a mental health counselor as well as a licensed clinical addiction specialist, meaning I love working with both mental health disorders and addictions. When working with mental health, I serve those struggling with anxiety/depression, trauma/sexual abuse, bipolar I or II disorder, dissociative-identity disorder, grief, self-esteem concerns, identity matters, religious or spiritual factors, stress management, and those on the autism spectrum. My goals for my clients are to be able to increase their sense of self-worth and autonomy.
(980) 261-3768 View (980) 261-3768
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Tara Kenyon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of practice. I work with people experiencing mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress related to personal or job areas, and people suffering from chronic or acute illnesses such as oncology diagnoses. I utilize a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Interpersonal, and Strength-Based therapies. Often we may not even know the problem or have the words to explain it. We know that something is wrong. I offer a respectful and compassionate space to explore the details of your problem and map out a plan for moving beyond them.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of practice. I work with people experiencing mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, stress related to personal or job areas, and people suffering from chronic or acute illnesses such as oncology diagnoses. I utilize a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Interpersonal, and Strength-Based therapies. Often we may not even know the problem or have the words to explain it. We know that something is wrong. I offer a respectful and compassionate space to explore the details of your problem and map out a plan for moving beyond them.
(336) 936-5979 View (336) 936-5979
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Kiersten Setzer
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
Accepting children (ages 5+), teen, and adult clients. Are you at a point in your life where something has to change but you just don’t know where to start? My goal is to help you find that starting point. I understand that many of us struggle with getting by on a day to day basis. High levels of stress can impact our mood, interactions with those close to us, even our performance at work or school. Allow me to aid you in managing the stress that you experience.
Accepting children (ages 5+), teen, and adult clients. Are you at a point in your life where something has to change but you just don’t know where to start? My goal is to help you find that starting point. I understand that many of us struggle with getting by on a day to day basis. High levels of stress can impact our mood, interactions with those close to us, even our performance at work or school. Allow me to aid you in managing the stress that you experience.
(980) 351-4065 View (980) 351-4065
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Malia Suhren
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
It is a privilege to walk alongside individuals who are willing to trust me to assist them as they grapple with depression, anxiety, grief, or other major life events. I like to approach all my clients with a genuine curiosity and collaborate with them to tailor our sessions towards your goals.
It is a privilege to walk alongside individuals who are willing to trust me to assist them as they grapple with depression, anxiety, grief, or other major life events. I like to approach all my clients with a genuine curiosity and collaborate with them to tailor our sessions towards your goals.
(704) 387-5422 View (704) 387-5422
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Emily Cannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Making the decision to pursue counseling is brave- I know because I’ve done it. I believe everyone deserves a safe space where we can feel seen and heard; where we can tell our story without fear of judgement, to someone we trust and be met with deep respect, care, empathy and acceptance. I believe this process helps us find our true voice, discover or reconnect with our strengths and feel empowered to heal, grow and thrive. Life is demanding, and it can be a struggle to find a balance between all the roles we play and the people who depend on us. Sometimes we have to do so much, it’s hard to feel like we are doing anything right.
Making the decision to pursue counseling is brave- I know because I’ve done it. I believe everyone deserves a safe space where we can feel seen and heard; where we can tell our story without fear of judgement, to someone we trust and be met with deep respect, care, empathy and acceptance. I believe this process helps us find our true voice, discover or reconnect with our strengths and feel empowered to heal, grow and thrive. Life is demanding, and it can be a struggle to find a balance between all the roles we play and the people who depend on us. Sometimes we have to do so much, it’s hard to feel like we are doing anything right.
(704) 802-9068 View (704) 802-9068
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Christina Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Are you a parent concerned about your teens shift in behavior or mood? You may be confused whether it is "regular teen" stuff or something more. You miss your happy, carefree child and wonder if they will ever enjoy life again. Imagine what it would be like for them to have their confidence back and skills to manage difficult situations and emotions in the future. Your teen would feel better about themselves and parents could breath easier knowing their children have the skills to cope and know when and how to ask for help. Life transitions are hard, whether it's going to or graduating from college. It's okay to ask for help.
Are you a parent concerned about your teens shift in behavior or mood? You may be confused whether it is "regular teen" stuff or something more. You miss your happy, carefree child and wonder if they will ever enjoy life again. Imagine what it would be like for them to have their confidence back and skills to manage difficult situations and emotions in the future. Your teen would feel better about themselves and parents could breath easier knowing their children have the skills to cope and know when and how to ask for help. Life transitions are hard, whether it's going to or graduating from college. It's okay to ask for help.
(704) 837-0848 View (704) 837-0848
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Eugenia Davis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28213
My name is Eugenia V. Davis. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Supervisor with over 24 years of clinical experience working with Individuals, Couples, and Families suffering from Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Dual Diagnosis. I use a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Motivational Interviewing. I believe it is easy for a person to become wrapped up in issues they cannot rationalize, and I think I can help their cause.
My name is Eugenia V. Davis. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Supervisor with over 24 years of clinical experience working with Individuals, Couples, and Families suffering from Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Dual Diagnosis. I use a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Motivational Interviewing. I believe it is easy for a person to become wrapped up in issues they cannot rationalize, and I think I can help their cause.
(336) 742-1632 View (336) 742-1632
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ThinkWell Therapy Group - Debbie Hancock
MS, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to ThinkWell Therapy Group. Our goal is to Empower you to make the changes in your life that will allow you to live at your full potential. Working together, you will learn to understand yourself better and identify areas of challenge to work on. It will be hard work, but you are not alone. It's time to take the first step.
Welcome to ThinkWell Therapy Group. Our goal is to Empower you to make the changes in your life that will allow you to live at your full potential. Working together, you will learn to understand yourself better and identify areas of challenge to work on. It will be hard work, but you are not alone. It's time to take the first step.
(704) 286-1629 View (704) 286-1629
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Jessica Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
I am an LCSW based out of Raleigh, NC specializing in individual, couple's and family therapy. I received my Master’s in Social Work with a Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse at Fayetteville State University. While attending FSU, I completed the Substance Abuse Licensure Program at UNC Chapel Hill. As way to ensure that my community received the help they needed, I created and implemented the Substance Abuse Program in the Social Work Department at Fayetteville State. With the assistance of my professor at FSU and the board member/ professor at UNC Chapel Hill, Worth Bolton of the before I graduated in May 2013.
I am an LCSW based out of Raleigh, NC specializing in individual, couple's and family therapy. I received my Master’s in Social Work with a Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse at Fayetteville State University. While attending FSU, I completed the Substance Abuse Licensure Program at UNC Chapel Hill. As way to ensure that my community received the help they needed, I created and implemented the Substance Abuse Program in the Social Work Department at Fayetteville State. With the assistance of my professor at FSU and the board member/ professor at UNC Chapel Hill, Worth Bolton of the before I graduated in May 2013.
(980) 243-4711 View (980) 243-4711
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Danika Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MPS, LCAT, CCM
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Are you constantly pulled in different directions, struggling to find balance and self-compassion in your busy life? Do you need support navigating the stages of womanhood? I'm Danika, and I am a therapist who supports women's health in all stages. I use interventions informed by intersectional feminism, anti-racist frameworks, reproductive justice, and a trauma-informed lens. With over 15 years of experience in healthcare, including a focus on women's health and health tech, I bring a unique blend of expertise to help you navigate life's challenges and opportunities.
Are you constantly pulled in different directions, struggling to find balance and self-compassion in your busy life? Do you need support navigating the stages of womanhood? I'm Danika, and I am a therapist who supports women's health in all stages. I use interventions informed by intersectional feminism, anti-racist frameworks, reproductive justice, and a trauma-informed lens. With over 15 years of experience in healthcare, including a focus on women's health and health tech, I bring a unique blend of expertise to help you navigate life's challenges and opportunities.
(704) 397-3007 View (704) 397-3007
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Frances Patton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MMFT, DMin
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27419
Appointments available, no waitlist! Couples are my specialty. Is my partner there for me? You may feel isolated, abandoned, powerless, and hopeless in your relationship. But good news - I help couples develop warmth, the feeling that “I am lovable and he/she loves me,” that “I can count on them, and I matter to them.” I'm trained in Gottman couples therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, two of the most effective methods out there today. I also offer the Gottman workshop, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” It’s for any couple, married/traditional or not. (See FrancesPattonTherapy.co.)
Appointments available, no waitlist! Couples are my specialty. Is my partner there for me? You may feel isolated, abandoned, powerless, and hopeless in your relationship. But good news - I help couples develop warmth, the feeling that “I am lovable and he/she loves me,” that “I can count on them, and I matter to them.” I'm trained in Gottman couples therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, two of the most effective methods out there today. I also offer the Gottman workshop, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” It’s for any couple, married/traditional or not. (See FrancesPattonTherapy.co.)
(336) 489-4539 View (336) 489-4539
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Mijin Gina Wall
Counselor, MACC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227
As your counselor, I am here to support you and collaborate with you in making meaning, experiencing growth and healing and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidenced-based, client-centered, trauma-informed, attachment based approach. I provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals. I am an English-Korean bilingual with rich lived experiences in both cultures.
As your counselor, I am here to support you and collaborate with you in making meaning, experiencing growth and healing and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidenced-based, client-centered, trauma-informed, attachment based approach. I provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals. I am an English-Korean bilingual with rich lived experiences in both cultures.
(704) 397-4616 View (704) 397-4616
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Katherine Sherrill
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
Beginning counseling can be an overwhelming process. At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. I believe that we are whole persons, with unique physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs, so I am committed to an eclectic approach to meet my clients where they are. Our sessions will always be focused on you and your needs. I strive to be genuine and open with my clients in offering support, encouragement, and reflection. Together, we will explore the issues that you bring to counseling in a holistic way.
Beginning counseling can be an overwhelming process. At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. I believe that we are whole persons, with unique physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs, so I am committed to an eclectic approach to meet my clients where they are. Our sessions will always be focused on you and your needs. I strive to be genuine and open with my clients in offering support, encouragement, and reflection. Together, we will explore the issues that you bring to counseling in a holistic way.
(563) 677-6134 View (563) 677-6134
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Nicole Paryz
Counselor, LCPC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28273  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my goal is to help individuals find more effective ways to make meaningful changes in their lives. I believe in a collaborative approach to identify how your thoughts, feelings and experiences are impacting your behavior, mood, self-esteem and interpersonal relationships. I strive to maintain a supportive and nonjudgemental environment as we navigate the issues that you bring to sessions.
As a therapist, my goal is to help individuals find more effective ways to make meaningful changes in their lives. I believe in a collaborative approach to identify how your thoughts, feelings and experiences are impacting your behavior, mood, self-esteem and interpersonal relationships. I strive to maintain a supportive and nonjudgemental environment as we navigate the issues that you bring to sessions.
(312) 509-4644 View (312) 509-4644
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Adrianne R Pinkney
PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28208
Life doesn't get better by chance, it get's better by CHOICE and CHANGE! As an Integrative Wellness & Life Coach, I believe you have the power to change your life! I partner with you as a guide and accountability partner as you do the work to heal yourself. I support clients in healing core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with effective tools, techniques, and specific action plans. Successful clients gain freedom from the past and overcome habits and patterns that block fulfillment in all areas of their lives. Let's get to work!
Life doesn't get better by chance, it get's better by CHOICE and CHANGE! As an Integrative Wellness & Life Coach, I believe you have the power to change your life! I partner with you as a guide and accountability partner as you do the work to heal yourself. I support clients in healing core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with effective tools, techniques, and specific action plans. Successful clients gain freedom from the past and overcome habits and patterns that block fulfillment in all areas of their lives. Let's get to work!
(704) 727-2902 View (704) 727-2902

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Number of Therapists in Alleghany County, NC

< 10

Therapists in Alleghany County, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Family Conflict
100% Stress
75% Anxiety
75% Addiction

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Blue Cross
75% Blue Shield

How Therapists in Alleghany County, NC see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Alleghany County?

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.