Therapists in Catawba, NC

Photo of Christian Noel Davidson, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Catawba, NC
Christian Noel Davidson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
C. Noel Davidson treats patients starting at 10 years old. Noel graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is both a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist through the state of North Carolina. Her previous counseling experiences include outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling, Career and Personal Development counseling in a university setting, and working with evidence based children's programs through Smart Start Services.
C. Noel Davidson treats patients starting at 10 years old. Noel graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is both a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist through the state of North Carolina. Her previous counseling experiences include outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling, Career and Personal Development counseling in a university setting, and working with evidence based children's programs through Smart Start Services.
(704) 703-3022 View (704) 703-3022
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Clifford Wilson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Clifford Wilson, LMHC Clifford Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1998. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Education. Clifford's personal philosophy is eclectic in nature. He incorporates different theoretical approaches in helping the client depending on age and problems of the client. One of the theories he uses is Solution-Focus Therapy, a cognitive approach which address how we think. Clifford believes we can focus too much time and energy on the problem itself versus on finding solution(s). Another theory he might use is Person-Centered Therapy.
Clifford Wilson, LMHC Clifford Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1998. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Education. Clifford's personal philosophy is eclectic in nature. He incorporates different theoretical approaches in helping the client depending on age and problems of the client. One of the theories he uses is Solution-Focus Therapy, a cognitive approach which address how we think. Clifford believes we can focus too much time and energy on the problem itself versus on finding solution(s). Another theory he might use is Person-Centered Therapy.
(980) 393-2128 View (980) 393-2128
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Rachael Smith
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Rachael Smith is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2012. She has an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling as well as an MA in Mental Health Counseling. Rachael has obtained Certification with the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor and hold licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Do you need someone to talk to and give unbiased feedback and suggestions? Are you nervous about addressing certain issues with a stranger and need a comfortable atmosphere to do this in?.
Rachael Smith is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2012. She has an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling as well as an MA in Mental Health Counseling. Rachael has obtained Certification with the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor and hold licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Do you need someone to talk to and give unbiased feedback and suggestions? Are you nervous about addressing certain issues with a stranger and need a comfortable atmosphere to do this in?.
(980) 983-5442 View (980) 983-5442
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Chaqueenia Livingston
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Chaqueenia treats patients starting 10 years old. Chaqueenia graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health counseling. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Chaqueenia believes that effective therapy is about a number of things: experience, expertise, a clear diagnosis, concise goals, and the knowledge and the tools that may effectively help clients navigate difficult life issues.
Chaqueenia treats patients starting 10 years old. Chaqueenia graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health counseling. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Chaqueenia believes that effective therapy is about a number of things: experience, expertise, a clear diagnosis, concise goals, and the knowledge and the tools that may effectively help clients navigate difficult life issues.
(704) 389-2346 View (704) 389-2346
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Angela Wooten
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Angela graduated with her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Her previous work experience includes seeing children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting where she gained much experience with various mental health issues. Having been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Angela has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced traumatic life events.
Angela graduated with her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Her previous work experience includes seeing children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting where she gained much experience with various mental health issues. Having been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Angela has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced traumatic life events.
(704) 610-5783 View (704) 610-5783
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Heather Herrig
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Heather is a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing since 2014. They graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC with a degree in Mental Health Counseling. Heather's undergraduate degree is from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. With a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. Heather believes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered Therapy approaches. Heather feels it is best to meet someone where they are at emotionally in life and help them on their journey to mental wellness.
Heather is a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing since 2014. They graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC with a degree in Mental Health Counseling. Heather's undergraduate degree is from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. With a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. Heather believes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered Therapy approaches. Heather feels it is best to meet someone where they are at emotionally in life and help them on their journey to mental wellness.
(704) 741-5617 View (704) 741-5617
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Elizabeth Vaughan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Elizabeth Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Messiah College. Once her three children were grown, she furthered her education by obtaining a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys working with children, young adults and women and has previous work experience as a high school Spanish Teacher and a Homeschooling mom as well as 20 years of combined experience as a Children's Ministry Leader and Youth Pastor.
Elizabeth Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Messiah College. Once her three children were grown, she furthered her education by obtaining a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys working with children, young adults and women and has previous work experience as a high school Spanish Teacher and a Homeschooling mom as well as 20 years of combined experience as a Children's Ministry Leader and Youth Pastor.
(704) 859-0662 View (704) 859-0662
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Sueann Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Sue Ann earned her Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) with a concentration in geriatric and elderly issues from the University of Alabama. Sue Ann has provided Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) to individuals and groups as a certified CISM specialist since 2003. Sue Ann has clinical experience working with clients of all ages, with the goal of helping clients better their lives by making sense of life stressors through personal growth and gaining new perspecitives and insights.
Sue Ann earned her Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) with a concentration in geriatric and elderly issues from the University of Alabama. Sue Ann has provided Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) to individuals and groups as a certified CISM specialist since 2003. Sue Ann has clinical experience working with clients of all ages, with the goal of helping clients better their lives by making sense of life stressors through personal growth and gaining new perspecitives and insights.
(704) 251-6458 View (704) 251-6458

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Jessica Spears
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newton, NC 28658
My journey of helping individuals and families began as a hospice social worker. I worked closely with individuals and families to provide a "total care" approach while offering guidance through the emotional process of death. Now in private practice, I have worked with many cases and continue to use the "total care" approach with each client. I welcome all individuals and find incorporating your values/beliefs in therapy is supportive of the healing process. As I share with clients, we have to embrace our past, present and future to begin the healing process.
My journey of helping individuals and families began as a hospice social worker. I worked closely with individuals and families to provide a "total care" approach while offering guidance through the emotional process of death. Now in private practice, I have worked with many cases and continue to use the "total care" approach with each client. I welcome all individuals and find incorporating your values/beliefs in therapy is supportive of the healing process. As I share with clients, we have to embrace our past, present and future to begin the healing process.
(828) 705-3431 View (828) 705-3431
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Melissa Leonhardt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Conover, NC 28613  (Online Only)
I welcome clients of all genders. I respect that gender identity may not be the central issue, I also help you work on things such as anxiety and depression. I welcome clients who are working to better understand their gender identity or those seeking gender transition. I can help with related to gender, including social isolation and family issues. If transitioning, I provide therapy for hormone treatment and gender transition-related surgeries. I also provide therapy for Depression and Anxiety. Please email- brandnewdaycounseling@gmail.com
I welcome clients of all genders. I respect that gender identity may not be the central issue, I also help you work on things such as anxiety and depression. I welcome clients who are working to better understand their gender identity or those seeking gender transition. I can help with related to gender, including social isolation and family issues. If transitioning, I provide therapy for hormone treatment and gender transition-related surgeries. I also provide therapy for Depression and Anxiety. Please email- brandnewdaycounseling@gmail.com
(828) 266-0467 View (828) 266-0467
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Lane K Griffith
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Newton, NC 28658
Not accepting new clients
Life can be joyous and full of possibilities, as well as confusing, and at times, devastating. My goal is to help adolescents and adults successfully navigate the challenges of life to find peace and healing. I welcome clients of all backgrounds, and provide a safe, non-judgmental place to help you find your light and strength.
Life can be joyous and full of possibilities, as well as confusing, and at times, devastating. My goal is to help adolescents and adults successfully navigate the challenges of life to find peace and healing. I welcome clients of all backgrounds, and provide a safe, non-judgmental place to help you find your light and strength.
(704) 207-0083 View (704) 207-0083
Photo of Karyn Cherry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Catawba, NC
Karyn Cherry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma has a profound effect on an individual and their loved ones and can affect every aspect of their lives. Are you seeking assistance with healing from trauma, improving family communication skills, creating boundaries and healthy relationships in order to live your best life? Maybe you are struggling parenting or relating to your partner and want to learn new way of doing things. These are all completely normal and I am here to help!
Trauma has a profound effect on an individual and their loved ones and can affect every aspect of their lives. Are you seeking assistance with healing from trauma, improving family communication skills, creating boundaries and healthy relationships in order to live your best life? Maybe you are struggling parenting or relating to your partner and want to learn new way of doing things. These are all completely normal and I am here to help!
(336) 530-5419 View (336) 530-5419
Photo of Janice M. Blocker, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Catawba, NC
Janice M. Blocker
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Conover, NC 28613  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Janice Blocker. Are you or someone you love struggling with mental health challenges? I may be able to help. What are your goals? Do you need a little motivation to reach the next level? Sometimes, you just need an active listener. I can help guide you to a better understanding of yourself, I can be a coach or your biggest cheerleader. Therapy is about you, your needs and what you want to achieve with therapy. I hope I can get a chance to meet you!
Hello, my name is Janice Blocker. Are you or someone you love struggling with mental health challenges? I may be able to help. What are your goals? Do you need a little motivation to reach the next level? Sometimes, you just need an active listener. I can help guide you to a better understanding of yourself, I can be a coach or your biggest cheerleader. Therapy is about you, your needs and what you want to achieve with therapy. I hope I can get a chance to meet you!
(828) 373-2732 View (828) 373-2732
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Patricia Bryant-Renfro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Terrell, NC 28682  (Online Only)
My journey of helping individuals and families began as a child and family social worker. I worked closely with individuals and families to provide support and services to ensure all their needs were met and they had all the services available to help them thrive. I have worked as a trauma specific therapist, helping children who have had traumatic experiences learn to cope and manage their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
My journey of helping individuals and families began as a child and family social worker. I worked closely with individuals and families to provide support and services to ensure all their needs were met and they had all the services available to help them thrive. I have worked as a trauma specific therapist, helping children who have had traumatic experiences learn to cope and manage their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
(941) 888-3116 View (941) 888-3116
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2 Weird Souls Coaching & Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, NC 28658
If you are feeling lost or alone, hopeless or worthless, ashamed, weak, or unloved, asking for help can be the hardest thing you have ever done. Especially if you are reaching out to a stranger, who will ask you to discuss your deepest pain, guilt, and anxiety. I believe that anyone who is willing to push through the therapeutic process can achieve happiness. If due to depression, anxiety, grief, or a traumatic experience you are feeling lost, abandoned, or unsure of what to do next. If you’re afraid that you will never be able to feel happy or worthy ever again I’m here to listen and help you redefine your life through healing.
If you are feeling lost or alone, hopeless or worthless, ashamed, weak, or unloved, asking for help can be the hardest thing you have ever done. Especially if you are reaching out to a stranger, who will ask you to discuss your deepest pain, guilt, and anxiety. I believe that anyone who is willing to push through the therapeutic process can achieve happiness. If due to depression, anxiety, grief, or a traumatic experience you are feeling lost, abandoned, or unsure of what to do next. If you’re afraid that you will never be able to feel happy or worthy ever again I’m here to listen and help you redefine your life through healing.
(828) 414-2356 View (828) 414-2356
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Courtney Herrera
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCASA, NCC, CMCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
I liken my therapeutic approach to the Japanese artform of Kintsugi in which broken pieces of pottery are mended together by precious metals, creating an equally or even more beautiful creation than it was in its original state. As a philosophy, if an object has been damaged then it has more of a history and should, therefore, be celebrated and highlighted, rather than hidden or discarded. Just as the broken sections are embraced in Kintsugi I believe that the broken, flawed, imperfect pieces of our life can come together with the good experiences, to form an even more amazing and beautiful life.
I liken my therapeutic approach to the Japanese artform of Kintsugi in which broken pieces of pottery are mended together by precious metals, creating an equally or even more beautiful creation than it was in its original state. As a philosophy, if an object has been damaged then it has more of a history and should, therefore, be celebrated and highlighted, rather than hidden or discarded. Just as the broken sections are embraced in Kintsugi I believe that the broken, flawed, imperfect pieces of our life can come together with the good experiences, to form an even more amazing and beautiful life.
(828) 593-5440 View (828) 593-5440
Photo of Kalyn Elkins, Counselor in Catawba, NC
Kalyn Elkins
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Whether you are looking to heal from past experiences, build better relationships with others or yourself, manage stress and anxiety, work towards resolving conflict, or find healthier ways of thinking, behaving, and experiencing, then I am here to help you recognize that you have the inner resources to do so. Together we can begin reframing negative core beliefs and automatic assumptions that control patterns of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and accruing different tools and resources that you can take with you on your day-to-day. This gained insight can give you the power to choose how to best move forward.
Whether you are looking to heal from past experiences, build better relationships with others or yourself, manage stress and anxiety, work towards resolving conflict, or find healthier ways of thinking, behaving, and experiencing, then I am here to help you recognize that you have the inner resources to do so. Together we can begin reframing negative core beliefs and automatic assumptions that control patterns of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and accruing different tools and resources that you can take with you on your day-to-day. This gained insight can give you the power to choose how to best move forward.
(980) 983-3227 View (980) 983-3227
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Catherine Elizabeth Cochran
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Newton, NC 28658
Have you chosen to embrace your wellness, and explore and pursue your goals? Are you ready to address your challenges in a supportive, non-judgmental environment? Depression, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and unsupported, struggling with anger and relationships can make you feel alone and afraid. You are not alone and you are brave. When you are ready to make a change in your life, counseling can help.
Have you chosen to embrace your wellness, and explore and pursue your goals? Are you ready to address your challenges in a supportive, non-judgmental environment? Depression, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and unsupported, struggling with anger and relationships can make you feel alone and afraid. You are not alone and you are brave. When you are ready to make a change in your life, counseling can help.
(980) 858-5157 View (980) 858-5157
Photo of Sidney Skerlak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Catawba, NC
Sidney Skerlak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Welcome to your space for self-discovery, growth, and healing! My passion lies in creating a safe space for individuals to open up about struggles in life, including self-esteem issues, stress, unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, psychosis, and other complex emotions and experiences. I use a person-centered, strengths based approach to collaboratively work with clients to achieve their goals by identifying and resolving underlying issues related to emotional dysregulation, disruptive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other aspects of being human.
Welcome to your space for self-discovery, growth, and healing! My passion lies in creating a safe space for individuals to open up about struggles in life, including self-esteem issues, stress, unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, psychosis, and other complex emotions and experiences. I use a person-centered, strengths based approach to collaboratively work with clients to achieve their goals by identifying and resolving underlying issues related to emotional dysregulation, disruptive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other aspects of being human.
(704) 486-1164 View (704) 486-1164
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Trudie Crawford
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, NC 28037
I offer compassionate counseling to help you find joy and lasting change. It is an honor to support you as you move toward what you value most and to engage in a more harmonious and meaningful life. We will explore and embrace your individual strengths empowering you to address challenges and reinforce your resilience. The counseling relationship and our work together is characterized by empathy, trust and respect.
I offer compassionate counseling to help you find joy and lasting change. It is an honor to support you as you move toward what you value most and to engage in a more harmonious and meaningful life. We will explore and embrace your individual strengths empowering you to address challenges and reinforce your resilience. The counseling relationship and our work together is characterized by empathy, trust and respect.
(980) 247-4047 View (980) 247-4047

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Number of Therapists in Catawba, NC

< 10

Therapists in Catawba, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
75% Child
75% Grief
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Women's Issues
63% Bipolar Disorder

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Catawba, NC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Catawba?

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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.