Therapists in Candler, NC

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Jordan Grob
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I’m a queer therapist with over 13 years experience treating and teaching about trauma. I am direct (no more “nod and smile” therapist stereotype!). I am loving. And I believe active listening involves more than asking "...and how does that make you feel?" I use transparency in my approach, because I believe this allows for the most effective exploration of oneself in relationship to others. I offer individual therapy rooted in internal family systems, attachment and polyvagal theories to curious, compassionate adults who are motivated to heal.
Hello and welcome! I’m a queer therapist with over 13 years experience treating and teaching about trauma. I am direct (no more “nod and smile” therapist stereotype!). I am loving. And I believe active listening involves more than asking "...and how does that make you feel?" I use transparency in my approach, because I believe this allows for the most effective exploration of oneself in relationship to others. I offer individual therapy rooted in internal family systems, attachment and polyvagal theories to curious, compassionate adults who are motivated to heal.
(828) 373-3480 View (828) 373-3480
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Dr. Christine Abassary
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Candler, NC 28715
Waitlist for new clients
You deserve to feel happiness along with a range of emotions. Did you know recent events can trigger our past traumas? Addressing our emotions through healthy coping can free our potential, improve relationships and help us to simply enjoy our life more thoroughly. I will work within an authentic, present-focused, self-paced therapeutic relationship to foster change. We will address past traumas at your pace and current obstacles to heal. I utilize tools that are evidence-based and meet your specific needs. I have over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults from various backgrounds.
You deserve to feel happiness along with a range of emotions. Did you know recent events can trigger our past traumas? Addressing our emotions through healthy coping can free our potential, improve relationships and help us to simply enjoy our life more thoroughly. I will work within an authentic, present-focused, self-paced therapeutic relationship to foster change. We will address past traumas at your pace and current obstacles to heal. I utilize tools that are evidence-based and meet your specific needs. I have over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults from various backgrounds.
(828) 761-0963 View (828) 761-0963
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Megan Powers
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715
I am passionate about helping my clients reconnect more deeply with themselves and find a place within - that they feel secure and centered - so they can navigate the challenges of their lives and the times that we live in. I have worked with many people, especially women of all ages, who have struggled with challenges ranging from feeling insecure, depressed, anxious, angry, and hopeless, to lack of self-worth, motivation, and spiritual connection. I also work with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, terminal illness and those who are transitioning out of life.
I am passionate about helping my clients reconnect more deeply with themselves and find a place within - that they feel secure and centered - so they can navigate the challenges of their lives and the times that we live in. I have worked with many people, especially women of all ages, who have struggled with challenges ranging from feeling insecure, depressed, anxious, angry, and hopeless, to lack of self-worth, motivation, and spiritual connection. I also work with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, terminal illness and those who are transitioning out of life.
(828) 373-3196 View (828) 373-3196
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Sarah Bliss
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, LPC, CTP
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715
Hi there, I'm Sarah. Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or past experiences? You're not alone. You may feel like you're treading water, or even drowning. Mental health issues impact our relationships, sense of self, and our daily lives, but healing and recovery are absolutely possible with the right support. I'm here to match your energy and provide resources to help you cope, and ultimately, thrive! What do you want for yourself in the next year? Close your eyes if that feels comfortable - envision it, embody it. I'll help you get there.
Hi there, I'm Sarah. Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or past experiences? You're not alone. You may feel like you're treading water, or even drowning. Mental health issues impact our relationships, sense of self, and our daily lives, but healing and recovery are absolutely possible with the right support. I'm here to match your energy and provide resources to help you cope, and ultimately, thrive! What do you want for yourself in the next year? Close your eyes if that feels comfortable - envision it, embody it. I'll help you get there.
(828) 521-0214 View (828) 521-0214
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Liz Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715
Not accepting new clients
We live in a world that doesn’t often have the space to hear our pain, and yet, working through our stories and experience can bring us healing. Many of us have experienced grief and loss, through death, serious or terminal illness, loss of relationships, jobs, burnout, and so much more. My approach focuses on how life experiences impact the way we think and believe about ourselves and how that impacts our emotions. Work can include attending to old wounds and developing new skills in coping, communication, boundary setting, and self-care. My approach is compassionate, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and empowering.
We live in a world that doesn’t often have the space to hear our pain, and yet, working through our stories and experience can bring us healing. Many of us have experienced grief and loss, through death, serious or terminal illness, loss of relationships, jobs, burnout, and so much more. My approach focuses on how life experiences impact the way we think and believe about ourselves and how that impacts our emotions. Work can include attending to old wounds and developing new skills in coping, communication, boundary setting, and self-care. My approach is compassionate, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and empowering.
(828) 672-2153 View (828) 672-2153
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Mountain Mindfulness Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715
Do you feel anxious, never enough, fearful, untrusting, and possibly unlovable or unsafe? Do you give a lot of yourself and end up feeling depleted? Do you experience strong feelings of personal responsibility for the actions/feelings of others? Does worry sometimes consume you? You deserve relationships and a life that bring out the best in you, not the stress in you! MM Counseling specializes in helping you overcome Complex and Single Incident Trauma, PTSD, Attachment Wounds, Anxiety, and Stress.
Do you feel anxious, never enough, fearful, untrusting, and possibly unlovable or unsafe? Do you give a lot of yourself and end up feeling depleted? Do you experience strong feelings of personal responsibility for the actions/feelings of others? Does worry sometimes consume you? You deserve relationships and a life that bring out the best in you, not the stress in you! MM Counseling specializes in helping you overcome Complex and Single Incident Trauma, PTSD, Attachment Wounds, Anxiety, and Stress.
(828) 929-1134 View (828) 929-1134
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Zac Tompkins
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Candler, NC 28715
Waitlist for new clients
To move through suffering and risk hope of something better takes such courage. My work finds its foundation in a deep respect for that choice. I meet my clients’ courage by welcoming all parts of them- their overwhelm, strengths, grief, hopes, and fears. That welcoming manifests in my curiosity, care, and genuine empathy for your experience. My grounded presence, calm yet playful demeanor, clarity of thought, and feedback-informed approach have helped folks safely share their inner world. That safety can be deeply healing, and through it I've witnessed my clients move from simply surviving to living a life of vitality and meaning.
To move through suffering and risk hope of something better takes such courage. My work finds its foundation in a deep respect for that choice. I meet my clients’ courage by welcoming all parts of them- their overwhelm, strengths, grief, hopes, and fears. That welcoming manifests in my curiosity, care, and genuine empathy for your experience. My grounded presence, calm yet playful demeanor, clarity of thought, and feedback-informed approach have helped folks safely share their inner world. That safety can be deeply healing, and through it I've witnessed my clients move from simply surviving to living a life of vitality and meaning.
(828) 373-3996 View (828) 373-3996
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Melissa Margolin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Candler, NC 28715  (Online Only)
Becoming a parent is one of the biggest life transitions we may face. Are you feeling anxious, depressed, exhausted or unsure about how you're navigating this postpartum chapter? Are you struggling to ask for help, or even know what you need help with? Feeling alone and like you don’t recognize the person you were before becoming a parent? To say everything changes feels like a simplification of the complex and exhausting new reality you are probably facing. I’m here for you. I’m here for all of it, the overwhelm, the grief, the exhaustion, the anxiety, the smiles and everything in between.
Becoming a parent is one of the biggest life transitions we may face. Are you feeling anxious, depressed, exhausted or unsure about how you're navigating this postpartum chapter? Are you struggling to ask for help, or even know what you need help with? Feeling alone and like you don’t recognize the person you were before becoming a parent? To say everything changes feels like a simplification of the complex and exhausting new reality you are probably facing. I’m here for you. I’m here for all of it, the overwhelm, the grief, the exhaustion, the anxiety, the smiles and everything in between.
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Rebecca Campbell
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Candler, NC 28715
Adolescence to early adulthood can be a confusing and overwhelming time in a person’s development, but it’s a time with potential for powerful growth and healing. Your teen or young adult may be navigating sexual and gender preferences, peer relationships, and school responsibilities. They may be suffering from discrimination or bullying. Often these experiences can erupt in an array of struggles: anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, anger, isolation, body image issues, or lack of focus. You want your kid to feel comfortable in their own skin; to learn ways to accept themselves and to thrive on whatever path they choose.
Adolescence to early adulthood can be a confusing and overwhelming time in a person’s development, but it’s a time with potential for powerful growth and healing. Your teen or young adult may be navigating sexual and gender preferences, peer relationships, and school responsibilities. They may be suffering from discrimination or bullying. Often these experiences can erupt in an array of struggles: anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, anger, isolation, body image issues, or lack of focus. You want your kid to feel comfortable in their own skin; to learn ways to accept themselves and to thrive on whatever path they choose.
(828) 656-5612 View (828) 656-5612
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Savana Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients! I know that finding a therapist can be an overwhelming process. I honor your courage and hope that I can provide a soft place for you to land. I aim to foster a safe, empowering, and collaborative space for my clients. Sometimes we find ourselves losing focus of our life's purpose. Together, we can help identify your values and incorporate them in your life. Through mindfulness practices and acceptance-based strategies, I can help you let go of what is no longer serving you. The ultimate goal for my clients is to decrease any areas of distress while pursuing your values and finding more meaning in your life.
Accepting NEW clients! I know that finding a therapist can be an overwhelming process. I honor your courage and hope that I can provide a soft place for you to land. I aim to foster a safe, empowering, and collaborative space for my clients. Sometimes we find ourselves losing focus of our life's purpose. Together, we can help identify your values and incorporate them in your life. Through mindfulness practices and acceptance-based strategies, I can help you let go of what is no longer serving you. The ultimate goal for my clients is to decrease any areas of distress while pursuing your values and finding more meaning in your life.
(828) 539-4408 View (828) 539-4408
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Vicki Mattei
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, SEP, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715
Connection to ourselves and our true nature unlocks the door to an empowered and meaningful life. Unfortunately, most of us have had the experience of feeling woefully disconnected from our bodies, our emotions, our purpose, and subsequently from other important people in our lives. I want to be a guide on your journey, helping you reconnect to who you are and to assist you in moving forward from a place of intention and empowerment. Connection to your body is a way through, and I can help you learn to trust and decipher your body’s wise messages, release what’s not serving you, and let the healing happen.
Connection to ourselves and our true nature unlocks the door to an empowered and meaningful life. Unfortunately, most of us have had the experience of feeling woefully disconnected from our bodies, our emotions, our purpose, and subsequently from other important people in our lives. I want to be a guide on your journey, helping you reconnect to who you are and to assist you in moving forward from a place of intention and empowerment. Connection to your body is a way through, and I can help you learn to trust and decipher your body’s wise messages, release what’s not serving you, and let the healing happen.
(828) 360-9872 View (828) 360-9872
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Jay Robichaud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Candler, NC 28715
Hi, My name is Jay and through personalized treatment, I help individuals access authentic emotional awareness and guide them towards true healing. I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who has been providing mental health services directly to people for over 20 years. I have worked successfully with clients of all ages who presented with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, stress, ADHD, relationship issues, struggles with parenting, substance use and abuse, career and job issues as well as survivors of trauma such as abuse and neglect.
Hi, My name is Jay and through personalized treatment, I help individuals access authentic emotional awareness and guide them towards true healing. I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who has been providing mental health services directly to people for over 20 years. I have worked successfully with clients of all ages who presented with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, stress, ADHD, relationship issues, struggles with parenting, substance use and abuse, career and job issues as well as survivors of trauma such as abuse and neglect.
(828) 332-5263 View (828) 332-5263
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Chelsea King
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCAS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Candler, NC 28715
Sometimes when life hands you lemons, it can be hard to transform it into lemonade. It's a process and maybe you don't have the utensils or a recipe to reference. When you are ready to make lemonade out of life, that's where I step in to help. My goal is to be present for you when you are contemplating making a change. Whether it is incorporating more self-care, balancing a busy lifestyle, making a career change, addressing mental health concerns, or processing past trauma, counseling can be a utensil in your kitchen to improve your life. I've been working with clients to address a variety of concerns.
Sometimes when life hands you lemons, it can be hard to transform it into lemonade. It's a process and maybe you don't have the utensils or a recipe to reference. When you are ready to make lemonade out of life, that's where I step in to help. My goal is to be present for you when you are contemplating making a change. Whether it is incorporating more self-care, balancing a busy lifestyle, making a career change, addressing mental health concerns, or processing past trauma, counseling can be a utensil in your kitchen to improve your life. I've been working with clients to address a variety of concerns.
(828) 882-2641 View (828) 882-2641
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Tanya Harding
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Candler, NC 28715
Are you overwhelmed with anxiety and you can't seem to stop overthinking things? Do you have anxiety in some areas, and then function just fine in others? Does it consume a significant part of your day and disrupt your work, or social functioning? Working with me, we will collaborate and explore not only the thoughts keeping you stuck but uncover the story that makes it so pervasive, and create a new narrative so that your anxiety will lessen and enjoyment of life will increase because the energy it takes to deal with the anxiety will decrease freeing up space for more meaningful aspects of life.
Are you overwhelmed with anxiety and you can't seem to stop overthinking things? Do you have anxiety in some areas, and then function just fine in others? Does it consume a significant part of your day and disrupt your work, or social functioning? Working with me, we will collaborate and explore not only the thoughts keeping you stuck but uncover the story that makes it so pervasive, and create a new narrative so that your anxiety will lessen and enjoyment of life will increase because the energy it takes to deal with the anxiety will decrease freeing up space for more meaningful aspects of life.
(828) 944-8595 View (828) 944-8595
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Asheville Art Therapy and Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, DrPH, ATR, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715
As an art therapist and mental health counselor, my style of work is to focus on strengths, compassion, and coping skills. While I am trained in a diversity of methodologies including EMDR, my primary focus is to individualize my approach for each client. I have a specialty in trauma-informed practice, and I have worked with a wide range of populations, including at-risk adolescents, children, families, adults, trauma survivors, and active-duty military.
As an art therapist and mental health counselor, my style of work is to focus on strengths, compassion, and coping skills. While I am trained in a diversity of methodologies including EMDR, my primary focus is to individualize my approach for each client. I have a specialty in trauma-informed practice, and I have worked with a wide range of populations, including at-risk adolescents, children, families, adults, trauma survivors, and active-duty military.
(828) 900-1229 View (828) 900-1229
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Jenny Lopez Guy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715  (Online Only)
You deserve to be happy! Your trauma experiences don't define your worth. Your healing journey will allow you to thrive and reach your full potential!
You deserve to be happy! Your trauma experiences don't define your worth. Your healing journey will allow you to thrive and reach your full potential!
(980) 292-6528 View (980) 292-6528
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David M. Young
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Candler, NC 28715  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and safe can be a challenge. I listen attentively and non-judgmentally to carefully understand the difficulty you are experiencing, and help cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and the origin of your depleting, recurring problems. Understanding how past experiences influence your current difficulties is an important aspect of psychotherapy. I strive to offer meaningful and practical suggestions for change, which can lead to freedom from feeling stuck, and a much deeper enjoyment of life and relationships. 
Finding a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and safe can be a challenge. I listen attentively and non-judgmentally to carefully understand the difficulty you are experiencing, and help cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and the origin of your depleting, recurring problems. Understanding how past experiences influence your current difficulties is an important aspect of psychotherapy. I strive to offer meaningful and practical suggestions for change, which can lead to freedom from feeling stuck, and a much deeper enjoyment of life and relationships. 
(214) 785-1035 View (214) 785-1035
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Nadia Hernandez
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Candler, NC 28715
I am a compassionate Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with seven years of experience in the mental health field in Asheville, NC. My therapeutic approach is marked by warmth, laughter, and a sincere dedication to fostering joy in my sessions. Central to my practice is expressive arts therapy, a transformative method that harnesses creativity as a conduit to healing. Recognizing that traditional talk therapy may not resonate with everyone, I encourage my clients to explore various art forms to delve into deeper layers of their narratives.
I am a compassionate Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with seven years of experience in the mental health field in Asheville, NC. My therapeutic approach is marked by warmth, laughter, and a sincere dedication to fostering joy in my sessions. Central to my practice is expressive arts therapy, a transformative method that harnesses creativity as a conduit to healing. Recognizing that traditional talk therapy may not resonate with everyone, I encourage my clients to explore various art forms to delve into deeper layers of their narratives.
(828) 567-3544 View (828) 567-3544
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Tandy Wells
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715
As a ketamine-assisted psychotherapist at Asheville Integrative Psychiatry, my professional journey has been deeply influenced by a commitment to holistic healing and the integration of diverse therapeutic modalities. My approach to therapy is grounded in the principles of Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, and nature-based interventions. By fostering a safe and compassionate space, I aim to create an environment where individuals can explore their inner landscapes with authenticity and curiosity. I believe every human has the capacity to access their inner healing intelligence and achieve wellness by gaining new perspectives.
As a ketamine-assisted psychotherapist at Asheville Integrative Psychiatry, my professional journey has been deeply influenced by a commitment to holistic healing and the integration of diverse therapeutic modalities. My approach to therapy is grounded in the principles of Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, and nature-based interventions. By fostering a safe and compassionate space, I aim to create an environment where individuals can explore their inner landscapes with authenticity and curiosity. I believe every human has the capacity to access their inner healing intelligence and achieve wellness by gaining new perspectives.
(828) 620-1695 View (828) 620-1695
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Virginia Oman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCPT
Verified Verified
Candler, NC 28715
Getting to a better state of BEING; feeling good about yourself and your life. If you are serious about finding clarity about yourself and your life, stopping negative patterns/emotions, replacing that with joy and wisdom about who you are, we would be a good " fit". Whether you are wanting to get OUT of an emotional place of darkness & feeling without hope, or if you are wanting to take your life to a improved level of fulfillment and meaning....I provide the compass that can bring you the way there. NOTE: do provide phone or internet sessions if you'd rather stay at home.
Getting to a better state of BEING; feeling good about yourself and your life. If you are serious about finding clarity about yourself and your life, stopping negative patterns/emotions, replacing that with joy and wisdom about who you are, we would be a good " fit". Whether you are wanting to get OUT of an emotional place of darkness & feeling without hope, or if you are wanting to take your life to a improved level of fulfillment and meaning....I provide the compass that can bring you the way there. NOTE: do provide phone or internet sessions if you'd rather stay at home.
(828) 622-4231 View (828) 622-4231
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Candler, NC

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Candler, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
84% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Life Transitions
79% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Candler, NC see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Candler?

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.