Therapists in Asheville, NC

Photo of Geri Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Asheville, NC
Geri Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Are you a woman looking for meaning in your life or having reached the stage of “what now?” Would you like to connect with another who is attuned to your search as a woman? Are you looking for someone with lived experience; someone who is not of any particular religious faith, but who can delve into the deep well of spirit? I would love to work with you on your journey of spiritual transformation. My strengths are in fostering connection, identifying obstacles that keep you from being your authentic self, and learning and practicing techniques and skills that can help to calm, soothe, activate, and create space for change.
Are you a woman looking for meaning in your life or having reached the stage of “what now?” Would you like to connect with another who is attuned to your search as a woman? Are you looking for someone with lived experience; someone who is not of any particular religious faith, but who can delve into the deep well of spirit? I would love to work with you on your journey of spiritual transformation. My strengths are in fostering connection, identifying obstacles that keep you from being your authentic self, and learning and practicing techniques and skills that can help to calm, soothe, activate, and create space for change.
(828) 481-8955 View (828) 481-8955
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Lauren Kaufmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in supporting individuals preparing for or experiencing challenges in postpartum, and through other life changes. You eagerly anticipated welcoming a new baby, or making a big change in your life, but it's not going quite how you had hoped. You're realizing you’re feeling drained, on edge, overwhelmed, you're wasting time on mindless distractions, and have lost sight of the parent you are or wanted to be. Or maybe you noticed your relationships with others started to become strained, angry, or distant. I can support you in figuring out what’s causing those feelings and how to get back to who you once were… only better!
I specialize in supporting individuals preparing for or experiencing challenges in postpartum, and through other life changes. You eagerly anticipated welcoming a new baby, or making a big change in your life, but it's not going quite how you had hoped. You're realizing you’re feeling drained, on edge, overwhelmed, you're wasting time on mindless distractions, and have lost sight of the parent you are or wanted to be. Or maybe you noticed your relationships with others started to become strained, angry, or distant. I can support you in figuring out what’s causing those feelings and how to get back to who you once were… only better!
(828) 392-5144 View (828) 392-5144
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Margie Allison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
I spent most of the first half of my life in therapy myself and now, as I move into my sixties, I find it an honor and privilege to use my experience, education and skills to help my clients. My passion is working with those who are ready to peel another layer off the "proverbial onion", transforming what no longer serves them and creating lives of meaning, purpose and joy. I've accumulated a "toolkit" of effective modalities and those, combined with your own desire to grow and evolve is a powerful combination. I am currently accepting new clients.
I spent most of the first half of my life in therapy myself and now, as I move into my sixties, I find it an honor and privilege to use my experience, education and skills to help my clients. My passion is working with those who are ready to peel another layer off the "proverbial onion", transforming what no longer serves them and creating lives of meaning, purpose and joy. I've accumulated a "toolkit" of effective modalities and those, combined with your own desire to grow and evolve is a powerful combination. I am currently accepting new clients.
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Beth Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28805
Way to go about taking the first step to start therapy! Life is crazy right now. It's tough to feel any balance. Stressors weigh on you and may even add to your anxiety and depression symptoms. Perhaps you or your child may be struggling and at a loss for what to do. I can support you to find the best strategies to tackle these stressors and get back to balance despite the things we can't change in the world now. I've spent many years working with individuals to navigate their symptoms to work together to make daily life feel back in balance. I have extensive training and experience to treat the whole person with a mindful approach.
Way to go about taking the first step to start therapy! Life is crazy right now. It's tough to feel any balance. Stressors weigh on you and may even add to your anxiety and depression symptoms. Perhaps you or your child may be struggling and at a loss for what to do. I can support you to find the best strategies to tackle these stressors and get back to balance despite the things we can't change in the world now. I've spent many years working with individuals to navigate their symptoms to work together to make daily life feel back in balance. I have extensive training and experience to treat the whole person with a mindful approach.
(828) 481-8686 View (828) 481-8686
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Justina Prenatt
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I believe that we live in challenging times. Many people find it difficult to feel confident and self assured, have peaceful, fulfilling relationships, navigate the demands of finances, family, work and home, and also focus on nourishing self care. These challenges are interconnected. They are related to how we have developed our sense of self in the context of family expectations and experiences, societal demands, cultural assumptions, and media influence. It is necessary for all of us to learn how to live our best lives in these particular circumstances. You are not alone.
I believe that we live in challenging times. Many people find it difficult to feel confident and self assured, have peaceful, fulfilling relationships, navigate the demands of finances, family, work and home, and also focus on nourishing self care. These challenges are interconnected. They are related to how we have developed our sense of self in the context of family expectations and experiences, societal demands, cultural assumptions, and media influence. It is necessary for all of us to learn how to live our best lives in these particular circumstances. You are not alone.
(828) 970-8533 View (828) 970-8533
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Ashley Butawan
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy starts with learning about how the individual has come to experience the world, knowing that this is shaped by traumatic events, societal expectations, attachments to primary caregivers, systemic racism, wiring passed down by ancestors, conditioned responses of the nervous system, so forth and so on. In doing so, we might also uncover blind spots that contribute to the ways we show up in our lives that no longer serve us. My style is direct and open, using a here-and-now perspective rooted in mindfulness-based and existential-humanistic theories.
My approach to therapy starts with learning about how the individual has come to experience the world, knowing that this is shaped by traumatic events, societal expectations, attachments to primary caregivers, systemic racism, wiring passed down by ancestors, conditioned responses of the nervous system, so forth and so on. In doing so, we might also uncover blind spots that contribute to the ways we show up in our lives that no longer serve us. My style is direct and open, using a here-and-now perspective rooted in mindfulness-based and existential-humanistic theories.
(828) 457-7707 View (828) 457-7707
Photo of Michelle Stephan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Asheville, NC
Michelle Stephan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
Auden Counseling PLLC provides compassionate, evidence-based mental health services. We strive to empower individuals to achieve their personal goals and enhance overall well-being. We cultivate a therapeutic environment where clients feel supported and empowered to navigate life's challenges with resilience and self-awareness. Our goal is to foster lasting positive change to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Auden Counseling PLLC provides compassionate, evidence-based mental health services. We strive to empower individuals to achieve their personal goals and enhance overall well-being. We cultivate a therapeutic environment where clients feel supported and empowered to navigate life's challenges with resilience and self-awareness. Our goal is to foster lasting positive change to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.
(828) 827-5398 View (828) 827-5398
Photo of Angi Everett/Mindful Heart Healing, Licensed Professional Counselor in Asheville, NC
Angi Everett/Mindful Heart Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806
I can help you find more balance, manage stress, and find more satisfaction in your life. I will help you articulate your aspirations, create action plans to achieve your life goals, and hold you accountable. I want to help you to create a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and joyful. My style is enthusiastic, direct, and fun! I will push you out of your comfort zone, support you when you stumble, and celebrate your successes along the way as you start living the life you want and deserve. I often incorporate wholistic wellness practices into my sessions as well as mindfulness techniques.
I can help you find more balance, manage stress, and find more satisfaction in your life. I will help you articulate your aspirations, create action plans to achieve your life goals, and hold you accountable. I want to help you to create a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and joyful. My style is enthusiastic, direct, and fun! I will push you out of your comfort zone, support you when you stumble, and celebrate your successes along the way as you start living the life you want and deserve. I often incorporate wholistic wellness practices into my sessions as well as mindfulness techniques.
(828) 383-8756 View (828) 383-8756
Photo of Pam Robertson Lessig, Licensed Professional Counselor in Asheville, NC
Pam Robertson Lessig
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
I believe most change occurs in trusted relationships where one feels valued and heard. By offering support, encouragement, and affirmation, l hope to create a safe and compassionate place where we can explore those family dynamics, life issues and personal choices that make up your life story. By uncovering faulty thinking that results in damaging patterns of relating, you will better understand who you are and who you want to become. We will explore ways to make changes so you are not ruled by addictions. Together, we will come up with strategies so that you may make the necessary changes to experience growth and healing.
I believe most change occurs in trusted relationships where one feels valued and heard. By offering support, encouragement, and affirmation, l hope to create a safe and compassionate place where we can explore those family dynamics, life issues and personal choices that make up your life story. By uncovering faulty thinking that results in damaging patterns of relating, you will better understand who you are and who you want to become. We will explore ways to make changes so you are not ruled by addictions. Together, we will come up with strategies so that you may make the necessary changes to experience growth and healing.
(828) 536-4221 View (828) 536-4221
Photo of Tara Beardsley in Asheville, NC
Tara Beardsley
MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
Not accepting new clients
Individuals I work with are tired of being tired, tired of anxious thoughts keeping you up at night. You may feel stuck in the cycle of unhealthy behaviors, the effects of trauma, or having difficulty asking for what you want and need. It may be hard to even know what you want or need. But you want something different. I see my role as a guide for you. I focus on helping you reconnect to your wise, compassionate and loving self. Having this connection will give you the clarity, confidence and compassion and connection you've been looking for.
Individuals I work with are tired of being tired, tired of anxious thoughts keeping you up at night. You may feel stuck in the cycle of unhealthy behaviors, the effects of trauma, or having difficulty asking for what you want and need. It may be hard to even know what you want or need. But you want something different. I see my role as a guide for you. I focus on helping you reconnect to your wise, compassionate and loving self. Having this connection will give you the clarity, confidence and compassion and connection you've been looking for.
(828) 332-5220 View (828) 332-5220
Photo of Jamie Halberg, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Asheville, NC
Jamie Halberg, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28805
You've been in therapy before. And you're psychologically savvy enough to know that growth doesn't have to do with finding a diagnosis and grabbing a few coping skills for the road. As any normal human does, we develop narratives and behavioral patterns to help us ignore, numb, protect, or compartmentalize our psychological conflicts. If you're reading this and you can relate, I see you. You need to find a therapist who can help you to dig deep enough to identify these patterns and change the old narratives. Some of these patterns MAY include:
You've been in therapy before. And you're psychologically savvy enough to know that growth doesn't have to do with finding a diagnosis and grabbing a few coping skills for the road. As any normal human does, we develop narratives and behavioral patterns to help us ignore, numb, protect, or compartmentalize our psychological conflicts. If you're reading this and you can relate, I see you. You need to find a therapist who can help you to dig deep enough to identify these patterns and change the old narratives. Some of these patterns MAY include:
(828) 675-2109 View (828) 675-2109
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Lauren M Woodard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Being a young adult female in high school, college, or in the beginning of your career can be both an exciting and terrifying time. Whether it be anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem struggles, issues adjusting to and balancing new schedules/demands, or just figuring out who you are and what feels right in this stage of life… I am here to help you sort it out and find healthy coping patterns that work for you.
Being a young adult female in high school, college, or in the beginning of your career can be both an exciting and terrifying time. Whether it be anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem struggles, issues adjusting to and balancing new schedules/demands, or just figuring out who you are and what feels right in this stage of life… I am here to help you sort it out and find healthy coping patterns that work for you.
(828) 536-4841 View (828) 536-4841
Photo of Nick Czapla, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC
Nick Czapla
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
You are looking for the opposite experience of what I had with my first therapist: stuffy, pretentious, and hypocritical advice from someone that didn’t know or understand me. You are on a therapy directory, which could mean you are already on your journey to closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Excruciating can be an understatement of how painful this gap can be. I’m sure you have already tried many things. I may not be the first therapist you have seen or considered working with about this. I know you need a different experience than what you have had.
You are looking for the opposite experience of what I had with my first therapist: stuffy, pretentious, and hypocritical advice from someone that didn’t know or understand me. You are on a therapy directory, which could mean you are already on your journey to closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Excruciating can be an understatement of how painful this gap can be. I’m sure you have already tried many things. I may not be the first therapist you have seen or considered working with about this. I know you need a different experience than what you have had.
(828) 222-0350 View (828) 222-0350
Photo of T. J. Bloechl Rutherford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Asheville, NC
T. J. Bloechl Rutherford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
What is psychotherapy? It is deep listening, empathy, guidance. It is a place where you may bring your troubles and challenges, joys, and accomplishments. When it feels like you are falling apart, you may just need someone who can help you to see how things may be falling together. I can help you sort out feelings of anxiety, depression, loss and transition, as well as help to address issues associated with family and relationship conflicts. Whatever brings you to me, I will be honored to welcome you to a space of healing and growth.
What is psychotherapy? It is deep listening, empathy, guidance. It is a place where you may bring your troubles and challenges, joys, and accomplishments. When it feels like you are falling apart, you may just need someone who can help you to see how things may be falling together. I can help you sort out feelings of anxiety, depression, loss and transition, as well as help to address issues associated with family and relationship conflicts. Whatever brings you to me, I will be honored to welcome you to a space of healing and growth.
(828) 383-8512 View (828) 383-8512
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Marianne Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Helping people gain confidence and self esteem through the development of a safe and collaborative relationship is the goal of my practice. I believe that strength comes from within and finding a way to connect to our own deeper strength and spirit brings success, joy and fulfillment. My approach is determined by listening and being present then careful consideration of each individuals strenghts and needs.
Helping people gain confidence and self esteem through the development of a safe and collaborative relationship is the goal of my practice. I believe that strength comes from within and finding a way to connect to our own deeper strength and spirit brings success, joy and fulfillment. My approach is determined by listening and being present then careful consideration of each individuals strenghts and needs.
(828) 468-8003 View (828) 468-8003
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Samantha Rivkin
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! If you’ve been feeling stuck or uncertain and are ready to create some real change and move forward in your life, I am here to help! I am accepting new clients and am offering flexible hours (evenings and weekends), reasonable rates, and telehealth sessions that you can attend from your home. Whatever your reason for coming to counseling, I am here to support and guide you through the process with attention, kindness, and a genuine enthusiasm for helping you work through challenges and make positive changes.
Hello! If you’ve been feeling stuck or uncertain and are ready to create some real change and move forward in your life, I am here to help! I am accepting new clients and am offering flexible hours (evenings and weekends), reasonable rates, and telehealth sessions that you can attend from your home. Whatever your reason for coming to counseling, I am here to support and guide you through the process with attention, kindness, and a genuine enthusiasm for helping you work through challenges and make positive changes.
(828) 471-4409 View (828) 471-4409
Photo of Carla J Carballo, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC
Carla J Carballo
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Not accepting new clients
Do you want to find a safe space to get clarity and be able to hear your inner voice again? Would you like to be understood and not judged, and simply have a space where you can be YOU in this process? Well, then, welcome for having taken the first step and being here. I am a Latina bilingual therapist who is passionate about mental health. It would be my honor to join you on this journey as you find your path again.
Do you want to find a safe space to get clarity and be able to hear your inner voice again? Would you like to be understood and not judged, and simply have a space where you can be YOU in this process? Well, then, welcome for having taken the first step and being here. I am a Latina bilingual therapist who is passionate about mental health. It would be my honor to join you on this journey as you find your path again.
(828) 677-2181 View (828) 677-2181
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Amy Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! One thing that sets me apart from other therapists is my warm, friendly personality and the radical acceptance and love I have for my clients. Many clients report they're surprised at how easy it is to open up to me. Perhaps this is because I value you as a person and your inner wisdom above my own expertise. In therapy, I like to think of us as a team, working together to uncover parts of yourself you may have hidden away, discovering patterns that may have served you in the past but now hold you back, and trying out new ways of relating to strong emotions or showing up in the world. We're in this together.
Hello and welcome! One thing that sets me apart from other therapists is my warm, friendly personality and the radical acceptance and love I have for my clients. Many clients report they're surprised at how easy it is to open up to me. Perhaps this is because I value you as a person and your inner wisdom above my own expertise. In therapy, I like to think of us as a team, working together to uncover parts of yourself you may have hidden away, discovering patterns that may have served you in the past but now hold you back, and trying out new ways of relating to strong emotions or showing up in the world. We're in this together.
(828) 415-5205 View (828) 415-5205
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Katrina Usher
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Everything looks good on paper, but you’re still feeling stressed, anxious, and irritable. Maybe you struggle with perfectionism, procrastination, or imposter syndrome. Your relationships might suffer, or you don’t feel like your life is aligned with who you really are. At these times, we can lean too heavily on things (alcohol, “scrolling”, overworking) that temporarily help, but don’t get us where we’d like to be. I work with people who want to look more deeply inside to create lasting change in their lives and their relationship to themselves. I'm here to help you fulfill the potential you have for joy, connection, and success.
Everything looks good on paper, but you’re still feeling stressed, anxious, and irritable. Maybe you struggle with perfectionism, procrastination, or imposter syndrome. Your relationships might suffer, or you don’t feel like your life is aligned with who you really are. At these times, we can lean too heavily on things (alcohol, “scrolling”, overworking) that temporarily help, but don’t get us where we’d like to be. I work with people who want to look more deeply inside to create lasting change in their lives and their relationship to themselves. I'm here to help you fulfill the potential you have for joy, connection, and success.
(828) 738-1179 View (828) 738-1179
Photo of Rosana M. Sullivan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Asheville, NC
Rosana M. Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
Managing our lives has gotten increasingly overwhelming.....balance is a goal, yet can be difficult to achieve. Let's work together to head in the best direction for YOU! I seek to create a safe, ethical, and consistent relationship with my clients while gently challenging the client to observe the ways in which personal experiences and patterns impact their world. I aim to help you acknowledge and develop your strengths, while working through emotional blocks from previous or current painful events.
Managing our lives has gotten increasingly overwhelming.....balance is a goal, yet can be difficult to achieve. Let's work together to head in the best direction for YOU! I seek to create a safe, ethical, and consistent relationship with my clients while gently challenging the client to observe the ways in which personal experiences and patterns impact their world. I aim to help you acknowledge and develop your strengths, while working through emotional blocks from previous or current painful events.
(828) 532-3996 View (828) 532-3996

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
86% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Asheville, NC see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% 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.