Therapists in Cary, NC

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Kasey Privette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Kasey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2020. Kasey has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Prior to joining Bowman Family Services, Kasey worked as a family counselor practicing multisystemic therapy with youth and families and as a community based clinician with foster youth and families. Kasey has experience working with various diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, oppositional-defiant disorder, parenting struggles, trauma, social, emotional and behavioral issues.
Kasey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2020. Kasey has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Prior to joining Bowman Family Services, Kasey worked as a family counselor practicing multisystemic therapy with youth and families and as a community based clinician with foster youth and families. Kasey has experience working with various diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, oppositional-defiant disorder, parenting struggles, trauma, social, emotional and behavioral issues.
(919) 514-1420 View (919) 514-1420
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Todd Goodwin
MS, BCH, FNGH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27513  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from traumatic experiences and the negative effects? Would you prefer to resolve the core issue and NOT merely 1) treat symptoms with medications, 2) talk about it for months in therapy, or 3) use willpower to control yourself? Whether the trauma is large or small, old or new, you CAN release it and FULLY recover from the toxic emotions and unhealthy behaviors that you learned from it. Most of my clients find real, lasting improvements with their memories, limiting beliefs, emotional state, and lifestyle habits within a few sessions. If you really want to think, feel, and do better, then I may be able to help you.
Are you suffering from traumatic experiences and the negative effects? Would you prefer to resolve the core issue and NOT merely 1) treat symptoms with medications, 2) talk about it for months in therapy, or 3) use willpower to control yourself? Whether the trauma is large or small, old or new, you CAN release it and FULLY recover from the toxic emotions and unhealthy behaviors that you learned from it. Most of my clients find real, lasting improvements with their memories, limiting beliefs, emotional state, and lifestyle habits within a few sessions. If you really want to think, feel, and do better, then I may be able to help you.
(984) 230-3544 View (984) 230-3544
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Clark Christian Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27518
Hello! My name is Lauren Caulberg, and I am a Counselor in the Cary office of Clark Christian Counseling. I have a passion to Affirm and Encourage women, from early teens into the seasoned years of life. I also value discipling the same into their next season of greater maturity through the pursuit of deeper Intimacy with God. This ministry comes through psychological, Scriptural, and Holy Spirit-granted insights; it may come through purposeful times of prayer in our sessions; it comes through very deliberate strategies we build together related to thought life, emotional life, and chosen behaviors.
Hello! My name is Lauren Caulberg, and I am a Counselor in the Cary office of Clark Christian Counseling. I have a passion to Affirm and Encourage women, from early teens into the seasoned years of life. I also value discipling the same into their next season of greater maturity through the pursuit of deeper Intimacy with God. This ministry comes through psychological, Scriptural, and Holy Spirit-granted insights; it may come through purposeful times of prayer in our sessions; it comes through very deliberate strategies we build together related to thought life, emotional life, and chosen behaviors.
(919) 300-7234 View (919) 300-7234
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Chiodera Drayton- Smith
LCSW Associate , LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Hi there! My name is Chiodera Drayton-Smith. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and have my Juris Doctor (my law degree). I see children, teens, and young adults seeking to find their way in the world as they navigate growing up, life transitions, and everyday life challenges. I have vast experience working with children and their families as they deal with the child welfare and delinquency systems, child abuse and sex crimes, domestic violence, and families as they navigate divorce and child custody.
Hi there! My name is Chiodera Drayton-Smith. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and have my Juris Doctor (my law degree). I see children, teens, and young adults seeking to find their way in the world as they navigate growing up, life transitions, and everyday life challenges. I have vast experience working with children and their families as they deal with the child welfare and delinquency systems, child abuse and sex crimes, domestic violence, and families as they navigate divorce and child custody.
(919) 873-3670 View (919) 873-3670
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Jennifer Corinna
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am originally from Upstate NY but lived in the SF Bay/Los Angeles, CA areas before moving to Raleigh. I work with a wide variety of issues specializing in life transitions, grief, loss, and trauma as well as depression and anxiety. I have assisted people with issues surrounding divorce/relationships ending, death of a loved one, traumatic events, chronic illness, feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and a wide array of other difficult life situations. I would be happy to talk to you about your individual situation. It is important to me that you feel accepted and welcomed.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am originally from Upstate NY but lived in the SF Bay/Los Angeles, CA areas before moving to Raleigh. I work with a wide variety of issues specializing in life transitions, grief, loss, and trauma as well as depression and anxiety. I have assisted people with issues surrounding divorce/relationships ending, death of a loved one, traumatic events, chronic illness, feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and a wide array of other difficult life situations. I would be happy to talk to you about your individual situation. It is important to me that you feel accepted and welcomed.
(984) 207-5844 View (984) 207-5844
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Dr. Adaria Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Feeling lost and a bit overwhelmed? I would love to assist you in regaining a position of power over your life. The key to effective therapy begins with a strong therapeutic alliance between therapist and client, based on trust and acceptance. I understand that every client is unique and each have different needs, therefore I utilize an integrative approach drawing from various therapeutic methodologies including emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to meet you wherever you are. Whatever the issue may be, I will provide you with tools and strategies to achieve your goals.
Feeling lost and a bit overwhelmed? I would love to assist you in regaining a position of power over your life. The key to effective therapy begins with a strong therapeutic alliance between therapist and client, based on trust and acceptance. I understand that every client is unique and each have different needs, therefore I utilize an integrative approach drawing from various therapeutic methodologies including emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to meet you wherever you are. Whatever the issue may be, I will provide you with tools and strategies to achieve your goals.
(919) 587-8426 View (919) 587-8426
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Catherine Ann Snow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511
Not accepting new clients
I work with children, teenagers, and adults with a variety of behavioral, mood, and relationship challenges. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), we work to change thoughts, behaviors and emotions that interfere with life satisfaction, happiness, day-to-day functioning and relationships. In addition to CBT, my therapeutic style incorporates supportive therapy, parent therapy, and stress management. I strive to develop a collaborative and respectful relationship with my clients in a safe environment to decrease anxiety, improve mood and relationships, and help create a stronger sense of self-competency and self-worth.
I work with children, teenagers, and adults with a variety of behavioral, mood, and relationship challenges. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), we work to change thoughts, behaviors and emotions that interfere with life satisfaction, happiness, day-to-day functioning and relationships. In addition to CBT, my therapeutic style incorporates supportive therapy, parent therapy, and stress management. I strive to develop a collaborative and respectful relationship with my clients in a safe environment to decrease anxiety, improve mood and relationships, and help create a stronger sense of self-competency and self-worth.
(919) 551-3109 View (919) 551-3109
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Bailey Toma Onuoha
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27513
Life can be confusing and painful at times. Unexpected situations can leave us barely managing instead of thriving. I often think of the quote from the show Sweet Magnolias when one of the main characters says, "Life is insane, I am holding it together by ducktape and happy thoughts and I am near out of both." In my own experience, seeking therapy can bring insight and healing for all different people and situations, it just takes one step of courage to decide to begin.
Life can be confusing and painful at times. Unexpected situations can leave us barely managing instead of thriving. I often think of the quote from the show Sweet Magnolias when one of the main characters says, "Life is insane, I am holding it together by ducktape and happy thoughts and I am near out of both." In my own experience, seeking therapy can bring insight and healing for all different people and situations, it just takes one step of courage to decide to begin.
(984) 217-5446 View (984) 217-5446
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Gabriela Magallanes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27513
Gabriela operates from a person-centered approach and a strengths-based perspective to help individuals become the best versions of themselves. Every individual is unique. Every individual has strengths. Together through this lens, Gabriela works with her clients to explore the impact of anxiety disorders, substance use, gender and sexuality identity exploration, and trauma. Her goal is to provide a genuine and grounding space for individuals, couples, and families. Gabriela is LGBTQ+ affirming and has a passion for working with non-dominant populations.
Gabriela operates from a person-centered approach and a strengths-based perspective to help individuals become the best versions of themselves. Every individual is unique. Every individual has strengths. Together through this lens, Gabriela works with her clients to explore the impact of anxiety disorders, substance use, gender and sexuality identity exploration, and trauma. Her goal is to provide a genuine and grounding space for individuals, couples, and families. Gabriela is LGBTQ+ affirming and has a passion for working with non-dominant populations.
(919) 899-2960 View (919) 899-2960
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DeCassi Foundation 501 3 C Nonprofit Organization
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511  (Online Only)
DeCassi Foundation: A Non-Profit for Empowerment and Healing DeCassi Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing resources and solutions to vulnerable, disenfranchised, under-served, and dis-empowered individuals. We understand the challenges many face in addressing their psychological needs, and we offer a safe and supportive space for individuals to process these issues. Our dedication to your well-being means we operate on a sliding scale, making our services accessible to all who are in need. Our primary goal is to assist you in achieving self-actualization, where you can thrive and reach your full potential.
DeCassi Foundation: A Non-Profit for Empowerment and Healing DeCassi Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing resources and solutions to vulnerable, disenfranchised, under-served, and dis-empowered individuals. We understand the challenges many face in addressing their psychological needs, and we offer a safe and supportive space for individuals to process these issues. Our dedication to your well-being means we operate on a sliding scale, making our services accessible to all who are in need. Our primary goal is to assist you in achieving self-actualization, where you can thrive and reach your full potential.
(919) 583-6652 View (919) 583-6652
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Grace L Finkle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27511  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients. I welcome women who would like to grow in ways productive and satisfying for their emotional and personal wellness. I am a clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience with helping people with a wide range of issues, including issues of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, work and life stress, and family of origin stresses, including ACOA (adult children of alcoholic) issues. I have experience with helping women to cope better with a chronic illness, such as of the autoimmune type. I counsel women on Saturdays, Sundays, and some Mondays and Fridays.
I am accepting new clients. I welcome women who would like to grow in ways productive and satisfying for their emotional and personal wellness. I am a clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience with helping people with a wide range of issues, including issues of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, work and life stress, and family of origin stresses, including ACOA (adult children of alcoholic) issues. I have experience with helping women to cope better with a chronic illness, such as of the autoimmune type. I counsel women on Saturdays, Sundays, and some Mondays and Fridays.
(919) 324-3020 View (919) 324-3020
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Gray Lucas
MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship between client and clinician is key in order for growth to happen. Once mutual respect and trust are established, I work toward gaining a deeper understanding of the client, their needs, and what obstacles they’ve found themselves faced with. I offer a space of non-judgment, empathy, and support in which clients can feel safe to open up and share their authentic selves. Upon meeting, I'll work with the client to create a treatment plan and goals, knowing that there is no one-size-fits-all plan. I most commonly work with those struggling with depression, anxiety, and family issues.
I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship between client and clinician is key in order for growth to happen. Once mutual respect and trust are established, I work toward gaining a deeper understanding of the client, their needs, and what obstacles they’ve found themselves faced with. I offer a space of non-judgment, empathy, and support in which clients can feel safe to open up and share their authentic selves. Upon meeting, I'll work with the client to create a treatment plan and goals, knowing that there is no one-size-fits-all plan. I most commonly work with those struggling with depression, anxiety, and family issues.
(919) 849-8936 View (919) 849-8936
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Mathews Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
The relationship you have with your counselor is a very personal one and is vital to bringing about the change you want in your life. We view the counseling relationship as a process of mutual respect and trust, where we work collaboratively together to meet your goals. We focus on expanding the strengths and resources you have and getting results quickly, all in a comfortable and inviting home-like setting. We strive to make therapy as comfortable as possible and work with you to establish clear goals and workable, creative strategies to achieve those goals.
The relationship you have with your counselor is a very personal one and is vital to bringing about the change you want in your life. We view the counseling relationship as a process of mutual respect and trust, where we work collaboratively together to meet your goals. We focus on expanding the strengths and resources you have and getting results quickly, all in a comfortable and inviting home-like setting. We strive to make therapy as comfortable as possible and work with you to establish clear goals and workable, creative strategies to achieve those goals.
(919) 343-9605 View (919) 343-9605
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Felix Morton IV
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, CHWC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27519  (Online Only)
Is Accepting Clients - Society teaches us that anxiety is weak, but this couldn't be further from the truth. If you struggle with expectations, difficult emotions, or a general feeling that you're not good enough, I can help. I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief and loss, racial and ethnic identity concerns, adjustment and transition difficulties, men's health and wellness, college student development, and issues impacting people of color, primarily Black men and women. I offer a comfortable space to be yourself and to focus on getting the most from your life.
Is Accepting Clients - Society teaches us that anxiety is weak, but this couldn't be further from the truth. If you struggle with expectations, difficult emotions, or a general feeling that you're not good enough, I can help. I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, grief and loss, racial and ethnic identity concerns, adjustment and transition difficulties, men's health and wellness, college student development, and issues impacting people of color, primarily Black men and women. I offer a comfortable space to be yourself and to focus on getting the most from your life.
(919) 739-3662 View (919) 739-3662
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Sara Mejia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27511
Not accepting new clients
Are you a worrier? Do you have difficulty saying “no” or have a constant need to please others? I can help. I am a bilingual therapist specialized in anxiety. I can work with you to develop tools, build on communication skills and help identify strategies that will work for you and will help you feel more comfortable with who you are. The therapy that I offer provides support to rediscover strengths and identify new ones.
Are you a worrier? Do you have difficulty saying “no” or have a constant need to please others? I can help. I am a bilingual therapist specialized in anxiety. I can work with you to develop tools, build on communication skills and help identify strategies that will work for you and will help you feel more comfortable with who you are. The therapy that I offer provides support to rediscover strengths and identify new ones.
(919) 849-5807 View (919) 849-5807
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Laura Haynes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27518
Laura Haynes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2019. Laura is a trauma-focused and strengths-based clinician who is committed to meeting people where they are. CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing are also utilized often. When not at work, Laura enjoys being outside, being with people she loves, being near animals, reading, cooking, and learning new things.
Laura Haynes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2019. Laura is a trauma-focused and strengths-based clinician who is committed to meeting people where they are. CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing are also utilized often. When not at work, Laura enjoys being outside, being with people she loves, being near animals, reading, cooking, and learning new things.
(919) 276-8377 View (919) 276-8377
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Linda Sue Bell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27513  (Online Only)
You wouldn't be reading this right now if you thought everything in your life was perfect. I would be honored to meet you and start working on what isn't working well. Life isn't easy, but can be full of good experiences if we heal those places that are wounded within us and relearn who we really are. Not all the messages we've internalized about ourselves are true, yet we live our lives as if they are. Whether your concerns are around relationships, parenting, feeling stuck, depression, anxiety, grief, or so many other possibilities, there are ways to heal and put these issues in the past.
You wouldn't be reading this right now if you thought everything in your life was perfect. I would be honored to meet you and start working on what isn't working well. Life isn't easy, but can be full of good experiences if we heal those places that are wounded within us and relearn who we really are. Not all the messages we've internalized about ourselves are true, yet we live our lives as if they are. Whether your concerns are around relationships, parenting, feeling stuck, depression, anxiety, grief, or so many other possibilities, there are ways to heal and put these issues in the past.
(919) 343-0426 View (919) 343-0426
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Louise Carter
Counselor, LCMHC, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27518
Yes, I am currently taking new clients! Are you someone who usually loves to help others, but suddenly you are just so tired? Are you feeling burnt out? Exhausted? Overthinking and questioning everything? You may be struggling with issues like people-pleasing, anxiety, and perfectionism. I work with folks who want to find a better balance in their lives and rediscover who they truly are. My hope for you is that when you learn to live authentically, you can find relief, rest, and joy again.
Yes, I am currently taking new clients! Are you someone who usually loves to help others, but suddenly you are just so tired? Are you feeling burnt out? Exhausted? Overthinking and questioning everything? You may be struggling with issues like people-pleasing, anxiety, and perfectionism. I work with folks who want to find a better balance in their lives and rediscover who they truly are. My hope for you is that when you learn to live authentically, you can find relief, rest, and joy again.
(919) 568-5184 View (919) 568-5184
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Lindsay Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cary, NC 27518  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Are you seeking change in your life, feeling depressed and unmotivated, or need a safe space for personal growth and discovery? Choosing to go to therapy takes courage and picking a therapist who you feel is a good fit for you can be a daunting task. I believe that the therapeutic process works best as a collaborative effort and that together we can make lasting changes. I feel strongly that balancing acceptance and change is valuable in this work and that clients can have both.
Accepting new clients! Are you seeking change in your life, feeling depressed and unmotivated, or need a safe space for personal growth and discovery? Choosing to go to therapy takes courage and picking a therapist who you feel is a good fit for you can be a daunting task. I believe that the therapeutic process works best as a collaborative effort and that together we can make lasting changes. I feel strongly that balancing acceptance and change is valuable in this work and that clients can have both.
(919) 636-6358 View (919) 636-6358
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Sara Hubbell
DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cary, NC 27513
Struggling with past experiences preventing you from moving forward in life today? Overwhelmed with negative thoughts and beliefs about yourself? Feeling burned out from your work in a helping profession? Struggling with anxiety or depression? Paralyzed with fear because of a previous event? You are not alone, there is HOPE! I believe in your capacity to heal, no matter how insurmountable your experiences may seem today. Your healing journey may involve therapies like EMDR and/or medication. EMDR is a powerful therapeutic technique that alleviates distress linked to fears, trauma, negative beliefs, and past experiences.
Struggling with past experiences preventing you from moving forward in life today? Overwhelmed with negative thoughts and beliefs about yourself? Feeling burned out from your work in a helping profession? Struggling with anxiety or depression? Paralyzed with fear because of a previous event? You are not alone, there is HOPE! I believe in your capacity to heal, no matter how insurmountable your experiences may seem today. Your healing journey may involve therapies like EMDR and/or medication. EMDR is a powerful therapeutic technique that alleviates distress linked to fears, trauma, negative beliefs, and past experiences.
(919) 533-9987 View (919) 533-9987

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cary, NC

900+

Average cost per session

$141

Therapists in Cary, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Cary, NC see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cary?

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.