Therapists in Archdale, NC

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Claudia Ballenger Melton
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, EdS, LCMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Archdale, NC 27263
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and a registered play therapist (RPT). While I still work with children and adolescents, I have also expanded my practice to work with more adults. I believe the foundation of counseling is building a trusting relationship with my clients and making them feel at ease. I approach therapy as an interactive process and I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and utilizing methods that best fit each individual's needs.
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and a registered play therapist (RPT). While I still work with children and adolescents, I have also expanded my practice to work with more adults. I believe the foundation of counseling is building a trusting relationship with my clients and making them feel at ease. I approach therapy as an interactive process and I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and utilizing methods that best fit each individual's needs.
(336) 568-8280 View (336) 568-8280
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Trindale Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Archdale, NC 27263
Finding a therapist that you feel like you can click with and understands you or your child can be an overwhelming route in the sea of mental health. Sometimes a major life event happens that shakes us to our core. Or we discover that we are starting to lose the tolerance we used to have to manage the twists and turns of this unpredictable life. Or maybe, we just need an objective person to listen and truly hear us. I ensure to provide a safe and open environment to process internal and external challenges. Let's get to a place where you and/or your child feel more confident in overcoming obstacles and finding joy in daily life.
Finding a therapist that you feel like you can click with and understands you or your child can be an overwhelming route in the sea of mental health. Sometimes a major life event happens that shakes us to our core. Or we discover that we are starting to lose the tolerance we used to have to manage the twists and turns of this unpredictable life. Or maybe, we just need an objective person to listen and truly hear us. I ensure to provide a safe and open environment to process internal and external challenges. Let's get to a place where you and/or your child feel more confident in overcoming obstacles and finding joy in daily life.
(336) 892-9765 View (336) 892-9765
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Catherine E Tanner-Harron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Archdale, NC 27263
I provide counseling for couples, adults, and teenagers. After 20 years of practice I’ve had the most experience treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, codependency and post traumatic stress disorder. I also have extensive experience counseling people who are going through life transitions, and relationship issues. In a supportive environment I assist clients in gaining insight into their problems. After acquiring a better understanding of the clients situation I will offer options and coping skills to help them solve their problems.
I provide counseling for couples, adults, and teenagers. After 20 years of practice I’ve had the most experience treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, codependency and post traumatic stress disorder. I also have extensive experience counseling people who are going through life transitions, and relationship issues. In a supportive environment I assist clients in gaining insight into their problems. After acquiring a better understanding of the clients situation I will offer options and coping skills to help them solve their problems.
(336) 792-2655 View (336) 792-2655
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Brandon J. Russell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Archdale, NC 27263
If you feel stuck in a difficult season of life, I look to help you find a way forward. If you are stuck because of stress from the past or something happening currently, I will work alongside you to find some relief from your symptoms, and then increase your understanding and self-awareness. Our past has a way of influencing how we live in the present. I hope to help you discover the root of what is going on, so you can learn to move forward in your life with new skills and confidence.
If you feel stuck in a difficult season of life, I look to help you find a way forward. If you are stuck because of stress from the past or something happening currently, I will work alongside you to find some relief from your symptoms, and then increase your understanding and self-awareness. Our past has a way of influencing how we live in the present. I hope to help you discover the root of what is going on, so you can learn to move forward in your life with new skills and confidence.
(252) 590-0694 View (252) 590-0694
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Lisa Michelle Chappell
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Archdale, NC 27263
I believe each person is an expert of his or her life. You already possess the tools within yourself to make positive changes. I will help you discover those tools and assist you in life transitions so that you may find your true self. Do you feel like you're on autopilot? Life got you stressed out and you're just going through the motions. We will work together to help you recognize any thoughts or maladaptive behaviors that can produce painful feelings, that can lead to unresolved issues. Together we will discover your choices along with therapeutic goals to help you reach your full potential.
I believe each person is an expert of his or her life. You already possess the tools within yourself to make positive changes. I will help you discover those tools and assist you in life transitions so that you may find your true self. Do you feel like you're on autopilot? Life got you stressed out and you're just going through the motions. We will work together to help you recognize any thoughts or maladaptive behaviors that can produce painful feelings, that can lead to unresolved issues. Together we will discover your choices along with therapeutic goals to help you reach your full potential.
(704) 901-8995 View (704) 901-8995
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Mary Cottam Keever
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHC
Verified Verified
Archdale, NC 27263
Glad you found me here! I come from the medical system and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Health Coach. As a social worker, I see you as the expert of yourself and am determined to help you get what you want. I would like to help you with whatever is getting in your way and nurture your connection to yourself-increasing awareness, trust in yourself and love for yourself so that you might feel more capable. I am passionate about working with graduate/college students, young adults and the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I am typically useful to parents, caregivers and partners of folks with substance use disorders.
Glad you found me here! I come from the medical system and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Health Coach. As a social worker, I see you as the expert of yourself and am determined to help you get what you want. I would like to help you with whatever is getting in your way and nurture your connection to yourself-increasing awareness, trust in yourself and love for yourself so that you might feel more capable. I am passionate about working with graduate/college students, young adults and the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I am typically useful to parents, caregivers and partners of folks with substance use disorders.
(336) 916-9181 View (336) 916-9181
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Hannah Littlefield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Archdale, NC 27263
Choosing to seek counseling can be a life changing process. I aim to provide a warm and comforting atmosphere to those seeking to take this step in their lives. I believe that my clients are the experts on themselves and that I use my knowledge to support and guide them along the way. I integrate perspectives from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approaches to be with my clients. I understand that change may be uncomfortable, which is why I aim to challenge and support you when it may be necessary. I accept each client as they are and aim to provide a non-judgmental environment in which they can grow.
Choosing to seek counseling can be a life changing process. I aim to provide a warm and comforting atmosphere to those seeking to take this step in their lives. I believe that my clients are the experts on themselves and that I use my knowledge to support and guide them along the way. I integrate perspectives from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approaches to be with my clients. I understand that change may be uncomfortable, which is why I aim to challenge and support you when it may be necessary. I accept each client as they are and aim to provide a non-judgmental environment in which they can grow.
(336) 920-8566 View (336) 920-8566
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Kenan Dawson Durham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Archdale, NC 27263
I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with my Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2015, simultaneously studying the development of children’s knowledge as a part of a graduate research program. I went on to graduate with my Masters in Social Work at the Joint Master of Social Work program at North Carolina A &T State University and UNC-Greensboro in 2021. Throughout the years of my career and educational background I have been honored to work with children and adults from various backgrounds as a teacher assistant, clinician, and social worker.
I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with my Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2015, simultaneously studying the development of children’s knowledge as a part of a graduate research program. I went on to graduate with my Masters in Social Work at the Joint Master of Social Work program at North Carolina A &T State University and UNC-Greensboro in 2021. Throughout the years of my career and educational background I have been honored to work with children and adults from various backgrounds as a teacher assistant, clinician, and social worker.
(336) 606-3611 View (336) 606-3611

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James Wise
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Point, NC 27260
As a family systems therapist, I view clients from the perspective of their holistic environment. Together we will look at where you are coming from, and where you want to go. I work with clients between 13-80 experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, relationship issues, marital conflict, family conflict, major life adjustments, adolescent issues, parenting issues, men’s issues, and more. I also work with couples and families to improve communication, process trauma, and enhance relationships. There is a soft spot in my heart for teens, young families, couples, men, and those who grieve.
As a family systems therapist, I view clients from the perspective of their holistic environment. Together we will look at where you are coming from, and where you want to go. I work with clients between 13-80 experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, relationship issues, marital conflict, family conflict, major life adjustments, adolescent issues, parenting issues, men’s issues, and more. I also work with couples and families to improve communication, process trauma, and enhance relationships. There is a soft spot in my heart for teens, young families, couples, men, and those who grieve.
(336) 606-3593 View (336) 606-3593
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Jessica Beckman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Point, NC 27260
You are overwhelmed. You don't know how to keep up with the demands of life. You wonder, "how'd I get here?" You are sick and tired of being sick and tired. You want to laugh again and enjoy life again. You need a re-start, a re-focus but don't know where to begin. My clients are compassionate, kind, and motivated to help everyone else in their lives but have lost touch with themselves. They have spent so long saying yes to everyone else the idea of saying no and possibly disappointing others is crippling.
You are overwhelmed. You don't know how to keep up with the demands of life. You wonder, "how'd I get here?" You are sick and tired of being sick and tired. You want to laugh again and enjoy life again. You need a re-start, a re-focus but don't know where to begin. My clients are compassionate, kind, and motivated to help everyone else in their lives but have lost touch with themselves. They have spent so long saying yes to everyone else the idea of saying no and possibly disappointing others is crippling.
(336) 344-9112 View (336) 344-9112
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Ashton Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
High Point, NC 27265
My goal as a counselor is to support individuals as they discover their purpose, learn how to solve their own problems, and build lasting relationships. Through our counseling relationship, we will identify avenues to overcome obstacles in your life or your child's life. We will learn how to communicate your needs, feelings, and thoughts to those around you in a healthy way. I provide a safe and nurturing environment to freely share and explore past and current thoughts. As a therapist with years of experience working with children, I understand the importance of assisting parents and children to navigate life transitions.
My goal as a counselor is to support individuals as they discover their purpose, learn how to solve their own problems, and build lasting relationships. Through our counseling relationship, we will identify avenues to overcome obstacles in your life or your child's life. We will learn how to communicate your needs, feelings, and thoughts to those around you in a healthy way. I provide a safe and nurturing environment to freely share and explore past and current thoughts. As a therapist with years of experience working with children, I understand the importance of assisting parents and children to navigate life transitions.
(336) 361-1268 View (336) 361-1268
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Higher Level Life Coaching & Soul Care, LLC
Pastoral Counselor, MA, BCPC, CACLC, NCCPSS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Point, NC 27262  (Online Only)
Immediate virtual evening sessions. We're living in such stressful times. You may have already been living with financial worries, health issues, or perhaps relationship complications. On top of those, there’s political and social unrest. That’s a lot for any one person to try to unpack alone. If you want to talk about how these things are impacting your life, or the other stresses you may be dealing with, reach out to me at your convenience. Serving clients in NC and VA.
Immediate virtual evening sessions. We're living in such stressful times. You may have already been living with financial worries, health issues, or perhaps relationship complications. On top of those, there’s political and social unrest. That’s a lot for any one person to try to unpack alone. If you want to talk about how these things are impacting your life, or the other stresses you may be dealing with, reach out to me at your convenience. Serving clients in NC and VA.
(336) 804-8470 View (336) 804-8470
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Jazmine Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Point, NC 27261  (Online Only)
TELEHEALTH EVENING APPOINTMENTS! Sometimes life gets the best of us and we need a little help getting things sorted out. That's what I'm here for! I enjoying helping others address their mental health concerns. Seeking treatment can be scary for sure. That’s why it’s important to have a partner who works with you every step of the way to help you meet your goals. I enjoy working with individuals who are new to treatment and may have been apprehensive about seeking services in the past. I have evening availability for those who need services after hours! Give me a call and let’s get started today.
TELEHEALTH EVENING APPOINTMENTS! Sometimes life gets the best of us and we need a little help getting things sorted out. That's what I'm here for! I enjoying helping others address their mental health concerns. Seeking treatment can be scary for sure. That’s why it’s important to have a partner who works with you every step of the way to help you meet your goals. I enjoy working with individuals who are new to treatment and may have been apprehensive about seeking services in the past. I have evening availability for those who need services after hours! Give me a call and let’s get started today.
(336) 606-4379 View (336) 606-4379
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Rapunzels Phoenix Counseling Services PLLC
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Point, NC 27260
Imagine life is like a journey completely in your control but you feel stuck. Choices you make dictate life’s obstacles and they can be tricky. Life’s journey comes with no instruction pamphlet or ready-made companions. A path unfolds and you decide what to do and who to trust along the way. As you journey you begin to see things you want, potential companions, places you want to explore, and tools you can use to make travels simpler. There are so many choices to make with no time to stop and contemplate the best decision; you have to keep going by making choices every day, about everything. Decisions and deadlines do not wait.
Imagine life is like a journey completely in your control but you feel stuck. Choices you make dictate life’s obstacles and they can be tricky. Life’s journey comes with no instruction pamphlet or ready-made companions. A path unfolds and you decide what to do and who to trust along the way. As you journey you begin to see things you want, potential companions, places you want to explore, and tools you can use to make travels simpler. There are so many choices to make with no time to stop and contemplate the best decision; you have to keep going by making choices every day, about everything. Decisions and deadlines do not wait.
(336) 360-3930 View (336) 360-3930
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Wayne R. Bills
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
High Point, NC 27260
Marriage need a tuneup? Feeling overwhelmed? Anxious? Depressed? .... I can help. If you are looking for someone who can guide you through a change process, and you are ready to do what it takes, let's talk. I serve the Piedmont Triad area, and can also meet with you via Tele-counseling from anywhere in NC. Why wait any longer? Just pick up the phone and call. Let's talk about your needs, challenges and goals. We can then determine if my skills and experience are right for you.
Marriage need a tuneup? Feeling overwhelmed? Anxious? Depressed? .... I can help. If you are looking for someone who can guide you through a change process, and you are ready to do what it takes, let's talk. I serve the Piedmont Triad area, and can also meet with you via Tele-counseling from anywhere in NC. Why wait any longer? Just pick up the phone and call. Let's talk about your needs, challenges and goals. We can then determine if my skills and experience are right for you.
(336) 652-3029 View (336) 652-3029
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Liz Waters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
High Point, NC 27265
If you’re reading this then you have decided that it’s time to get reconnected with yourself, your partner, or even your friends. Dating may be a struggle, you may be having trouble finding direction with your partner, or you may even be holding yourself back from opportunities that you feel you're not good enough for. There's one thing that is often the common denominator: relational trauma. When you’re hurt by the people that you love, it breaks and it builds.
If you’re reading this then you have decided that it’s time to get reconnected with yourself, your partner, or even your friends. Dating may be a struggle, you may be having trouble finding direction with your partner, or you may even be holding yourself back from opportunities that you feel you're not good enough for. There's one thing that is often the common denominator: relational trauma. When you’re hurt by the people that you love, it breaks and it builds.
(984) 230-4684 View (984) 230-4684
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Valera Counseling Services, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, CCMHC, CTF-CBT, SOTP
Verified Verified
High Point, NC 27260
Whether you are trying to overcome sudden life changes or dealing with a mental health condition, get in touch with Valera Counseling Services, PLLC. We provide counseling sessions in a supportive environment that fosters empowerment and independence and inspires you to reach your full potential. Our goal is to help you live your life in a functional and independent manner. We are committed to providing clients worldwide with quality counseling and therapy services at our two offices. Contact us in our office in Winston-Salem or Greensboro, North Carolina for an appointment. Hablamos Español. Servimos a Nuestra Comunidad Latina!
Whether you are trying to overcome sudden life changes or dealing with a mental health condition, get in touch with Valera Counseling Services, PLLC. We provide counseling sessions in a supportive environment that fosters empowerment and independence and inspires you to reach your full potential. Our goal is to help you live your life in a functional and independent manner. We are committed to providing clients worldwide with quality counseling and therapy services at our two offices. Contact us in our office in Winston-Salem or Greensboro, North Carolina for an appointment. Hablamos Español. Servimos a Nuestra Comunidad Latina!
(336) 396-7585 View (336) 396-7585
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Kristen Gregory Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
High Point, NC 27265
Is life hard right now? Maybe you feel overwhelmed in your relationship, parenting or at work? Maybe other areas of your life are stressful. Sometimes life is difficult, and it is completely expected that you might not feel ok! That's why I am here to help. I use various modalities and techniques to help you work through whatever stress you might be experiencing; however, I strive to help you feel like we are just having a good conversation about your life. I provide a safe, nonjudgemental environment for you to process anything you may need to process. I have a niche of helping clients recover from narcissistic abuse.
Is life hard right now? Maybe you feel overwhelmed in your relationship, parenting or at work? Maybe other areas of your life are stressful. Sometimes life is difficult, and it is completely expected that you might not feel ok! That's why I am here to help. I use various modalities and techniques to help you work through whatever stress you might be experiencing; however, I strive to help you feel like we are just having a good conversation about your life. I provide a safe, nonjudgemental environment for you to process anything you may need to process. I have a niche of helping clients recover from narcissistic abuse.
(336) 203-5253 View (336) 203-5253
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Valerie Begovich
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCHMC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
High Point, NC 27265
Are you looking for a healing therapy that goes to the core of the issue and transforms your connection with body, mind and spirit? I have an extensive background in treating issues related to trauma, chronic physical issues, anxiety, depression and more starting from conception to present. Also, I help professional adults who feel like you aren't fully living, people with chronic health or pain, as well as many mental health professionals. My modalities are holistic and go much deeper than talk therapy or correcting thinking. In addition, I work with businesses & groups to teach simple but powerful brain & body skills.
Are you looking for a healing therapy that goes to the core of the issue and transforms your connection with body, mind and spirit? I have an extensive background in treating issues related to trauma, chronic physical issues, anxiety, depression and more starting from conception to present. Also, I help professional adults who feel like you aren't fully living, people with chronic health or pain, as well as many mental health professionals. My modalities are holistic and go much deeper than talk therapy or correcting thinking. In addition, I work with businesses & groups to teach simple but powerful brain & body skills.
(336) 383-1420 View (336) 383-1420
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Kernersville Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
High Point, NC 27264
I enjoy providing individuals with the opportunity to address problems in a safe and supportive environment that encourages growth toward self-awareness, coping and overall wellness. I have experience in offering counseling for a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I am especially interested in helping families to create or restore peace within their home by utilizing play therapy techniques with children and strengthening parenting skills with adults. I also enjoy helping people overcome the effects of depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have training in EMDR and I am a Certified TF-CBT therapist.
I enjoy providing individuals with the opportunity to address problems in a safe and supportive environment that encourages growth toward self-awareness, coping and overall wellness. I have experience in offering counseling for a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I am especially interested in helping families to create or restore peace within their home by utilizing play therapy techniques with children and strengthening parenting skills with adults. I also enjoy helping people overcome the effects of depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have training in EMDR and I am a Certified TF-CBT therapist.
(336) 554-7245 View (336) 554-7245

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Archdale, NC

< 10

Therapists in Archdale, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
75% Family Conflict
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Aetna

How Therapists in Archdale, NC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Archdale?

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.