Therapists in Asheville, NC

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Chris Byrne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
I believe that the deepest healing happens when therapy is rooted in connection, empathy, and compassion, so my first goal is to create an environment in which you feel understood and supported. Likewise, I believe we are truly whole when our most important relationships are thriving – including our relationship with ourselves. Strengthening these relationships is a primary focus of my therapeutic approach, along with the attainment of embodiment, mindfulness, and freedom. I work from a psychodynamic and experiential perspective to guide you towards an experience of authenticity and alignment with yourself, others, and the world.
I believe that the deepest healing happens when therapy is rooted in connection, empathy, and compassion, so my first goal is to create an environment in which you feel understood and supported. Likewise, I believe we are truly whole when our most important relationships are thriving – including our relationship with ourselves. Strengthening these relationships is a primary focus of my therapeutic approach, along with the attainment of embodiment, mindfulness, and freedom. I work from a psychodynamic and experiential perspective to guide you towards an experience of authenticity and alignment with yourself, others, and the world.
(512) 548-8916 View (512) 548-8916
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Amparo Penny
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, C-DBT, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
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You are allowed to be a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time - Sophia Bush. Are you at war with your emotions, food, or your body? Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg, and I invite you to take you on a journey below the surface. I am a DBT-certified, trauma-certified, and Intuitive Eating certified therapist and I see therapy as a journey we take together; you’re the driver and I'm the helpful passenger :) I have been a licensed therapist for 17 years, supporting people with eating disorders, issues with emotion regulation, body image issues, and borderline personality disorder. You're never "too much" for me.
You are allowed to be a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time - Sophia Bush. Are you at war with your emotions, food, or your body? Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg, and I invite you to take you on a journey below the surface. I am a DBT-certified, trauma-certified, and Intuitive Eating certified therapist and I see therapy as a journey we take together; you’re the driver and I'm the helpful passenger :) I have been a licensed therapist for 17 years, supporting people with eating disorders, issues with emotion regulation, body image issues, and borderline personality disorder. You're never "too much" for me.
(828) 373-2537 View (828) 373-2537
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Will Hamilton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Offering Teletherapy in Most States: I primarily use IFS and behavioral treatments (ACT, DBT, CFT, RODBT) to emphasize acceptance of one's current experience, the development of skills (mindfulness, play, perspective, assertiveness, inquiry, and values), and use courage and experimentation to help promote change. I also help facilitate ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and I am strong advocate of developing the skill of compassion for oneself and others. Many of us struggle with finding a sense of being home with reality as it is, although that home is always available and may be easier to return to than assumed.
Offering Teletherapy in Most States: I primarily use IFS and behavioral treatments (ACT, DBT, CFT, RODBT) to emphasize acceptance of one's current experience, the development of skills (mindfulness, play, perspective, assertiveness, inquiry, and values), and use courage and experimentation to help promote change. I also help facilitate ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and I am strong advocate of developing the skill of compassion for oneself and others. Many of us struggle with finding a sense of being home with reality as it is, although that home is always available and may be easier to return to than assumed.
(828) 237-4975 View (828) 237-4975
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Amber Kilkenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals understand their unique wiring with compassion and curiosity. The more understanding we have of ourselves, the greater freedom and joy we will have in life. The brain is such a beautiful piece of us and I am continuously amazed at how it protects us when we need it to. Much of the work I do is assisting you in helping your brain and body reduce defenses when we truly are safe. I believe that taking an honest, directive and nurturing approach is the key to successful treatment. The predominate therapeutic modalities I use are EMDR, CBT, IFS and TRE.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals understand their unique wiring with compassion and curiosity. The more understanding we have of ourselves, the greater freedom and joy we will have in life. The brain is such a beautiful piece of us and I am continuously amazed at how it protects us when we need it to. Much of the work I do is assisting you in helping your brain and body reduce defenses when we truly are safe. I believe that taking an honest, directive and nurturing approach is the key to successful treatment. The predominate therapeutic modalities I use are EMDR, CBT, IFS and TRE.
(828) 527-6129 View (828) 527-6129
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Kerrie Fuenfhausen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
Sometimes the daily pressures and struggles of life can seem overwhelming, and it may be hard to imagine how things can change. I encourage you to consider investing some time in yourself... to heal, to change, to grow. We can work together to change unhealthy patterns in your life. I can help you develop more effective communication and conflict resolution skills to improve relationships. Together, we can explore the barriers that are keeping you from living the life you want. Most importantly, I will support you on your journey toward wellness - whatever that may look like for you.
Sometimes the daily pressures and struggles of life can seem overwhelming, and it may be hard to imagine how things can change. I encourage you to consider investing some time in yourself... to heal, to change, to grow. We can work together to change unhealthy patterns in your life. I can help you develop more effective communication and conflict resolution skills to improve relationships. Together, we can explore the barriers that are keeping you from living the life you want. Most importantly, I will support you on your journey toward wellness - whatever that may look like for you.
(828) 903-8688 View (828) 903-8688
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Matthew B. Peterson
LCMHC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Growing up with expectations placed on our masculinity can feel like so much pressure, and can make us so hard on ourselves. That’s why I focus on creating a supportive, affirming connection with you in which you feel safe enough to really meet yourself, to discover that perhaps your struggles don't have to rule your life, and that you don't have to suffer this much. I'm a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience AND a fellow traveler who knows what these stressors feel like- I've been there, too. I meet folks right where they're at with no judgement and help them develop skills that enable meaningful change.
Growing up with expectations placed on our masculinity can feel like so much pressure, and can make us so hard on ourselves. That’s why I focus on creating a supportive, affirming connection with you in which you feel safe enough to really meet yourself, to discover that perhaps your struggles don't have to rule your life, and that you don't have to suffer this much. I'm a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience AND a fellow traveler who knows what these stressors feel like- I've been there, too. I meet folks right where they're at with no judgement and help them develop skills that enable meaningful change.
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Maggie Boyle
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-P, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
I am specifically inclined to work with folks who are curious about using the creative process to heal, who are LGBTQ+, who are interested in exploring new ways to find or relocate their intuitive voice to reconstruct and tell their story, and who are in recovery from substance use, imposter syndrome, or wounded childhoods.Compiling words together to form accurate depictions of personal narratives attached to life experiences can feel extremely daunting in talk therapy alone. With the invitation to use art, movement, metaphor, sound and play, exploring creativity can provide non-threatening means to access empowerment and healing.
I am specifically inclined to work with folks who are curious about using the creative process to heal, who are LGBTQ+, who are interested in exploring new ways to find or relocate their intuitive voice to reconstruct and tell their story, and who are in recovery from substance use, imposter syndrome, or wounded childhoods.Compiling words together to form accurate depictions of personal narratives attached to life experiences can feel extremely daunting in talk therapy alone. With the invitation to use art, movement, metaphor, sound and play, exploring creativity can provide non-threatening means to access empowerment and healing.
(828) 537-8356 View (828) 537-8356
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Merinda Cutshaw
Counselor, LCMHCA, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I am dedicated to creating a safe space for healing and growth in your life. It is a brave thing to ask for help and work toward real change and I am willing to help you do that. I have five years of experience with group, individual, couples, and family therapy. At River of Hope Behavioral Health and Wellness Center I provide SAIOP group therapy (Matrix Model), mental health group therapy, individual, couples, and family therapy. Primary models of individual treatment are CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Solution Focused therapy. Couples therapy models of treatment are Imago and Gottman Theory. Call today!
I am dedicated to creating a safe space for healing and growth in your life. It is a brave thing to ask for help and work toward real change and I am willing to help you do that. I have five years of experience with group, individual, couples, and family therapy. At River of Hope Behavioral Health and Wellness Center I provide SAIOP group therapy (Matrix Model), mental health group therapy, individual, couples, and family therapy. Primary models of individual treatment are CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Solution Focused therapy. Couples therapy models of treatment are Imago and Gottman Theory. Call today!
(828) 471-4515 View (828) 471-4515
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Brittany S Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
Starting a new journey can feel daunting and overwhelming. However, choosing to seek partnership to achieve growth as a person is self-love. Whatever it is that you may be experiencing, anxiety, depression, past traumas, grief/loss or even communication barriers with family and friends, the collaborative effort through therapy can assist you with self-identified goals. During the therapy process we will work on establishing a secure therapeutic relationship, where you can use your voice to share your needs. Therapy doesn’t have to be a chore and while partnering with me, we will integrate individualized goals to aid in your success.
Starting a new journey can feel daunting and overwhelming. However, choosing to seek partnership to achieve growth as a person is self-love. Whatever it is that you may be experiencing, anxiety, depression, past traumas, grief/loss or even communication barriers with family and friends, the collaborative effort through therapy can assist you with self-identified goals. During the therapy process we will work on establishing a secure therapeutic relationship, where you can use your voice to share your needs. Therapy doesn’t have to be a chore and while partnering with me, we will integrate individualized goals to aid in your success.
(828) 827-4153 x106 View (828) 827-4153 x106
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Angie King
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Sometimes we feel stuck. We’ve tried on our own to heal, grow, and learn but we still find ourselves in the same patterns that have led to a continuous cycle of confusion, shame, and hopelessness. You are not alone. If you have found yourself questioning your worth, your relationships, or your identity, I am here to help. Most of us know, logically, that hardship, distress, and unwanted emotions are a part of life. But sometimes we were not given the correct tools to manage these difficult experiences. Together, I believe we can connect back to your authentic self so that you can lead the life you want.
Sometimes we feel stuck. We’ve tried on our own to heal, grow, and learn but we still find ourselves in the same patterns that have led to a continuous cycle of confusion, shame, and hopelessness. You are not alone. If you have found yourself questioning your worth, your relationships, or your identity, I am here to help. Most of us know, logically, that hardship, distress, and unwanted emotions are a part of life. But sometimes we were not given the correct tools to manage these difficult experiences. Together, I believe we can connect back to your authentic self so that you can lead the life you want.
(828) 373-3237 View (828) 373-3237
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Matthew Grotsky
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
I know how hard it is to seek help when you’re struggling. I get it because I've been there too. You deserve to live fully. You deserve better than scheduling problems, long drives, big bills, and weak outcomes. Maybe you’re afraid it will take years of counseling just to start feeling better. I believe therapy should be a lot more than learning how to cope or survive something. It should help you achieve your goals, thrive in relationships, and live more fully.
I know how hard it is to seek help when you’re struggling. I get it because I've been there too. You deserve to live fully. You deserve better than scheduling problems, long drives, big bills, and weak outcomes. Maybe you’re afraid it will take years of counseling just to start feeling better. I believe therapy should be a lot more than learning how to cope or survive something. It should help you achieve your goals, thrive in relationships, and live more fully.
(828) 522-9259 View (828) 522-9259
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Marsha Virginia Hammond
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
An “ideal client” does not exist. Our strengths & weaknesses ebb & flow & simply outline human existence. This being said, persistence & determination—-on the part of the client—— and trusting that the psychologist has their best interest at heart—- encourage sought-after changes to occur.
An “ideal client” does not exist. Our strengths & weaknesses ebb & flow & simply outline human existence. This being said, persistence & determination—-on the part of the client—— and trusting that the psychologist has their best interest at heart—- encourage sought-after changes to occur.
(828) 383-9707 View (828) 383-9707
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Sommerville Johnston
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, SEP
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
My approach to counseling is to join you on your path of discovery, healing, and growth, and to honor and help uncover your internal wisdom. I will invite you to listen to your body, to learn its language, and to track your nervous system in order to gain more of a sense of what it is you need to feel safe. I offer education on the functioning of the stress/threat response, so that we can remove shame from the way we see obstacles, and instead learn from our innate drive towards survival and expand our capacity to tolerate feelings, both the lows and the highs.
My approach to counseling is to join you on your path of discovery, healing, and growth, and to honor and help uncover your internal wisdom. I will invite you to listen to your body, to learn its language, and to track your nervous system in order to gain more of a sense of what it is you need to feel safe. I offer education on the functioning of the stress/threat response, so that we can remove shame from the way we see obstacles, and instead learn from our innate drive towards survival and expand our capacity to tolerate feelings, both the lows and the highs.
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Becca Odom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
My style with clients is warm, compassionate, heart-centered, solution-focused & collaborative. As a clinical therapist & yoga teacher, my approach is rooted in somatic therapy, using the body to help us regulate & manage our emotions, symptoms and triggers more effectively in our daily life. I use embodiment practices combined with EMDR to help people heal from past experiences & live a life we love. My goal in working with clients is to help them cultivate a greater sense of compassion, connection, & mindful awareness with themselves & others.
My style with clients is warm, compassionate, heart-centered, solution-focused & collaborative. As a clinical therapist & yoga teacher, my approach is rooted in somatic therapy, using the body to help us regulate & manage our emotions, symptoms and triggers more effectively in our daily life. I use embodiment practices combined with EMDR to help people heal from past experiences & live a life we love. My goal in working with clients is to help them cultivate a greater sense of compassion, connection, & mindful awareness with themselves & others.
(828) 575-0152 View (828) 575-0152
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Tatiana Martinez
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
I operate from a trauma informed and person centered approach focused on collaboration, empathy, acceptance, and congruency. You will always be the expert of your own experience and I am so honored that you are considering sharing parts of that experience in order to make space for growth.
I operate from a trauma informed and person centered approach focused on collaboration, empathy, acceptance, and congruency. You will always be the expert of your own experience and I am so honored that you are considering sharing parts of that experience in order to make space for growth.
(828) 360-1033 View (828) 360-1033
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Laura Oberland
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28804
Welcome! I specialize in helping folks to address complex trauma, problems in relationships, and building self-esteem and authenticity in life. It is completely natural to struggle and experience difficulties. Sometimes these difficulties come from experiencing traumatic events, managing difficult relationships, and even feeling as if we do not know ourselves and what we really want out of life. If you are having problems in relationships, with self- esteem, or just managing life stress, counseling can help.
Welcome! I specialize in helping folks to address complex trauma, problems in relationships, and building self-esteem and authenticity in life. It is completely natural to struggle and experience difficulties. Sometimes these difficulties come from experiencing traumatic events, managing difficult relationships, and even feeling as if we do not know ourselves and what we really want out of life. If you are having problems in relationships, with self- esteem, or just managing life stress, counseling can help.
(828) 618-4243 View (828) 618-4243
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Cea Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LMBT, RYT-500
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Turning points in life can bring up anxiety, fear of the unknown, and questioning yourself. The pressures of society, “should’s,” and patterns from childhood make it even more difficult to hear yourself. In this in-between, cocoon-like phase – in which you’re not who you were and not yet who you will become – doubt, worry, bad dreams, digestive issues, neck and jaw pain, and low back pain are a few of the symptoms that can arise. Simultaneously, transitions are opportunities to deepen trust in yourself and get to know your genuine self. Together, we will illuminate and empower your needs and desires for this next phase of your life.
Turning points in life can bring up anxiety, fear of the unknown, and questioning yourself. The pressures of society, “should’s,” and patterns from childhood make it even more difficult to hear yourself. In this in-between, cocoon-like phase – in which you’re not who you were and not yet who you will become – doubt, worry, bad dreams, digestive issues, neck and jaw pain, and low back pain are a few of the symptoms that can arise. Simultaneously, transitions are opportunities to deepen trust in yourself and get to know your genuine self. Together, we will illuminate and empower your needs and desires for this next phase of your life.
(984) 224-7736 View (984) 224-7736
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Syd Speer, LCMHC/Asheville Integrative Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I believe that authentic & supportive relationship is the catalyst for positive change! I help couples, families & individuals better understand themselves & each other. I have extensive experience with relationship repair & enrichment, supporting families & individuals adjusting to separation & divorce, as well as successfully treating mood & anxiety problems. I have specialized training in Gestalt Therapy, Brainspotting, Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Therapy, Addiction Recovery support, alternative/integrative processes including Emotional Kinesiology, Single's Coaching, Heartmath, and several other modes of assisting change!
I believe that authentic & supportive relationship is the catalyst for positive change! I help couples, families & individuals better understand themselves & each other. I have extensive experience with relationship repair & enrichment, supporting families & individuals adjusting to separation & divorce, as well as successfully treating mood & anxiety problems. I have specialized training in Gestalt Therapy, Brainspotting, Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Therapy, Addiction Recovery support, alternative/integrative processes including Emotional Kinesiology, Single's Coaching, Heartmath, and several other modes of assisting change!
(828) 230-8687 View (828) 230-8687
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Lindsay Okeefe
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
I work with adults and couples who have a wide range of goals and challenges. I believe connection to oneself, to others, to community and to spirit are fundamental issues that underlie the particular problems people bring to therapy, as well as the solutions that emerge through therapeutic work.
I work with adults and couples who have a wide range of goals and challenges. I believe connection to oneself, to others, to community and to spirit are fundamental issues that underlie the particular problems people bring to therapy, as well as the solutions that emerge through therapeutic work.
(828) 484-0019 View (828) 484-0019
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Makayla Thompson
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Navigating life while understanding and being in control of your emotions can be difficult. Although recovery may be tough it isn’t impossible and I would love to support you through this process. Therapy is helpful because not only will it help regulate these emotions and feelings but improve overall wellbeing as well.
Navigating life while understanding and being in control of your emotions can be difficult. Although recovery may be tough it isn’t impossible and I would love to support you through this process. Therapy is helpful because not only will it help regulate these emotions and feelings but improve overall wellbeing as well.
(828) 522-9866 View (828) 522-9866

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Asheville, NC

1,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Asheville, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Asheville, NC see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Asheville?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.