Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Amanda Kristine Capriato, LCSW Associate in Charlotte, NC
Amanda Kristine Capriato
LCSW Associate, MSW, LSCWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
You just want what's best for your child. You want to see them happy, successful, and confident, but you've gotten countless phone calls from the teacher and school counselor, you're struggling to know what to say or do in tough moments, and nothing you've tried is keeping the peace at home. Something has to change. The good news: I want what's best for your child too and we can work together to help your child be their best self. We'll strengthen your family’s relationships and ability to regulate emotions together. We'll increase your child's coping skills that they can use in school, at home, and in public. It will get better.
You just want what's best for your child. You want to see them happy, successful, and confident, but you've gotten countless phone calls from the teacher and school counselor, you're struggling to know what to say or do in tough moments, and nothing you've tried is keeping the peace at home. Something has to change. The good news: I want what's best for your child too and we can work together to help your child be their best self. We'll strengthen your family’s relationships and ability to regulate emotions together. We'll increase your child's coping skills that they can use in school, at home, and in public. It will get better.
(980) 351-4100 View (980) 351-4100
Photo of Elizabeth Nailling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth Nailling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in a cycle that feels impossible to get out of? Or maybe you're holding on to hope of becoming your best self, but there's always something getting in the way. If you are a young adult who is ready to let go of the unnecessary weight holding you back, you've come to the right place. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, & general life stress.
Are you feeling stuck in a cycle that feels impossible to get out of? Or maybe you're holding on to hope of becoming your best self, but there's always something getting in the way. If you are a young adult who is ready to let go of the unnecessary weight holding you back, you've come to the right place. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, & general life stress.
(704) 397-3950 View (704) 397-3950
Photo of Theresa Leskowat, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Theresa Leskowat
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
Life often feels hectic and out of control. At times it feels like life is living you, not the other way around. You feel like you have to always be "on". YOU FEEL EXHAUSTED. You have so many plates in the air and you put everyone else's happiness before your own. But now you are wondering why you bother because your sacrifices seem to go unnoticed and under appreciated. And somewhere in the process of taking care of everyone else you seemed to lose your sense of self. You can't even remember what it was like to live life as your best self, let alone how to get back to that place.
Life often feels hectic and out of control. At times it feels like life is living you, not the other way around. You feel like you have to always be "on". YOU FEEL EXHAUSTED. You have so many plates in the air and you put everyone else's happiness before your own. But now you are wondering why you bother because your sacrifices seem to go unnoticed and under appreciated. And somewhere in the process of taking care of everyone else you seemed to lose your sense of self. You can't even remember what it was like to live life as your best self, let alone how to get back to that place.
(828) 346-1034 View (828) 346-1034
Photo of Anne Wilson Payne, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Anne Wilson Payne
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Not accepting new clients
I recognize it takes courage to address issues that are affecting you personally and professionally and that you may be feeling vulnerable as you think about seeking counseling. I believe in a therapeutic relationship characterized by non-judgment and trust. I will listen to you, understand your challenge from your unique perspective and empower you to problem-solve and cope. I will help you identify and recognize the emotions underneath the symptoms you experience as well as provide practical tools to address them.
I recognize it takes courage to address issues that are affecting you personally and professionally and that you may be feeling vulnerable as you think about seeking counseling. I believe in a therapeutic relationship characterized by non-judgment and trust. I will listen to you, understand your challenge from your unique perspective and empower you to problem-solve and cope. I will help you identify and recognize the emotions underneath the symptoms you experience as well as provide practical tools to address them.
(704) 869-2284 View (704) 869-2284
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Katie Christensen
Counselor, PhD, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I am providing virtual/telehealth appointments only at this time, no in-person services. Due to state laws, I am only able to accept new clients who are residents of North Carolina. My counseling experience includes individuals, couples, and families navigating weight-related concerns, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship difficulties, family dynamics, and childhood abuse/neglect. Clients and I work together to recognize, understand, and reconstruct emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and patterns to achieve client goals.
I am providing virtual/telehealth appointments only at this time, no in-person services. Due to state laws, I am only able to accept new clients who are residents of North Carolina. My counseling experience includes individuals, couples, and families navigating weight-related concerns, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship difficulties, family dynamics, and childhood abuse/neglect. Clients and I work together to recognize, understand, and reconstruct emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and patterns to achieve client goals.
(704) 270-5515 View (704) 270-5515
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Sandy Hammond Póvoa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28273  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience assisting adults, children, youth and families in overcoming some of life's challenges including trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues. My approach to therapy is one of partnership; working together with you to develop goals that are important to you. I particularly like working with children and youth and their caregivers in order to enhance relationships and overall functioning. I am licensed to provide services in North Carolina as well as licensed to provide Telehealth services in South Carolina.
I am a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience assisting adults, children, youth and families in overcoming some of life's challenges including trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues. My approach to therapy is one of partnership; working together with you to develop goals that are important to you. I particularly like working with children and youth and their caregivers in order to enhance relationships and overall functioning. I am licensed to provide services in North Carolina as well as licensed to provide Telehealth services in South Carolina.
(704) 209-7557 View (704) 209-7557
Photo of A. Maurice Harvey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
A. Maurice Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215
The sun is out longer, seasonal depression is lifting, birds are chirping. Do you have a safe space to unpack your thoughts and feelings. I enjoy working with people who recognize they aren't where they want to be; stuck in transition, unsure of what's next, etc. As a therapist, I unpack the puzzles of life with you and often end sessions with challenges to you for our time apart to work through some of the challengign pieces of the puzzle of life that we are working on. Finding a good therapist is like finding a good hair stylist or barber. Not everyone is a good fit so shopping around is important.
The sun is out longer, seasonal depression is lifting, birds are chirping. Do you have a safe space to unpack your thoughts and feelings. I enjoy working with people who recognize they aren't where they want to be; stuck in transition, unsure of what's next, etc. As a therapist, I unpack the puzzles of life with you and often end sessions with challenges to you for our time apart to work through some of the challengign pieces of the puzzle of life that we are working on. Finding a good therapist is like finding a good hair stylist or barber. Not everyone is a good fit so shopping around is important.
(980) 404-2855 View (980) 404-2855
Photo of Chet A. Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Chet A. Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I believe that therapy is one of the most constructive tools and resources at our disposal. I believe by analyzing, evaluating and modifying our life philosophy, thinking and interaction patters we can make effective change and improve the quality of our lives. As a therapist, I strive to provide a supportive, respectful and collaborative therapeutic environment where you can fully explore your concerns, challenges, and values. As we work together I will gain an understanding to appropriately implement and modify my treatment approach to meet your needs.
I believe that therapy is one of the most constructive tools and resources at our disposal. I believe by analyzing, evaluating and modifying our life philosophy, thinking and interaction patters we can make effective change and improve the quality of our lives. As a therapist, I strive to provide a supportive, respectful and collaborative therapeutic environment where you can fully explore your concerns, challenges, and values. As we work together I will gain an understanding to appropriately implement and modify my treatment approach to meet your needs.
(704) 325-5850 View (704) 325-5850
Photo of Anxiety And Religious Trauma Recovery Samantha Speed, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Anxiety And Religious Trauma Recovery Samantha Speed
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to stay present while your thoughts are racing constantly in your head? It feels difficult to juggle all the things on your to-do list and you’re struggling to keep your head above water. Maybe you take care of everyone else’s needs and it feels like you’re losing yourself, but you don’t know how to say “no.” You might be at a crossroads, trying to navigate personal beliefs amid questions & confusion. Your feelings could be related to something that happened to you and you don’t know how to get rid of the painful reminders. It’s like you’re ready to move forward, but you feel stuck trying to take that first step.
Are you struggling to stay present while your thoughts are racing constantly in your head? It feels difficult to juggle all the things on your to-do list and you’re struggling to keep your head above water. Maybe you take care of everyone else’s needs and it feels like you’re losing yourself, but you don’t know how to say “no.” You might be at a crossroads, trying to navigate personal beliefs amid questions & confusion. Your feelings could be related to something that happened to you and you don’t know how to get rid of the painful reminders. It’s like you’re ready to move forward, but you feel stuck trying to take that first step.
(704) 610-4076 View (704) 610-4076
Photo of Samantha Newton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Samantha Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
On the outside, you are the picture of success. But inside, you are deeply anxious and insecure. Despite being successful, hardworking, and seemingly happy, life is really hard for you. You constantly overthink and replay past conversations and situations over and over again in your head. You find yourself saying "yes" to people, when you really want to say "no" and get frustrated and resentful. Your fear of failure drives you to throw yourself into work, but you're exhausted and unhappy with yourself. You have FOMO, but are sometimes so full of self doubt that you avoid social interactions. You just want to feel more confident.
On the outside, you are the picture of success. But inside, you are deeply anxious and insecure. Despite being successful, hardworking, and seemingly happy, life is really hard for you. You constantly overthink and replay past conversations and situations over and over again in your head. You find yourself saying "yes" to people, when you really want to say "no" and get frustrated and resentful. Your fear of failure drives you to throw yourself into work, but you're exhausted and unhappy with yourself. You have FOMO, but are sometimes so full of self doubt that you avoid social interactions. You just want to feel more confident.
(704) 459-1955 View (704) 459-1955
Photo of Daniel Miles, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Daniel Miles
Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
It has been a trying few years, and it just seems to get worse. The world is still filled with anxiety, uncertainty, and confusion. If you need some human connection in these frightening times, I am available to you. Whether you're anxious about the country and world, struggling to maintain relationships, or feeling lonely and isolated, I can help you.
It has been a trying few years, and it just seems to get worse. The world is still filled with anxiety, uncertainty, and confusion. If you need some human connection in these frightening times, I am available to you. Whether you're anxious about the country and world, struggling to maintain relationships, or feeling lonely and isolated, I can help you.
(704) 586-9363 View (704) 586-9363
Photo of Kendra M King, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Kendra M King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A, LCAS-A, PRT, PBTT, CST-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
If you feel unsure on how to navigate through daily life stress, you're not alone. Sometimes we get caught up in the different roles we fulfill and lose ourselves in the process. Maybe you've coped with mental and emotional instability by suppressing how you feel or have engaged in negative behaviors that make the situation worse. Whatever your going through, it won't define who you are nor should you allow it to hold you hostage. You have the inner strength to push through any circumstance, all you need is support and the right motivation.
If you feel unsure on how to navigate through daily life stress, you're not alone. Sometimes we get caught up in the different roles we fulfill and lose ourselves in the process. Maybe you've coped with mental and emotional instability by suppressing how you feel or have engaged in negative behaviors that make the situation worse. Whatever your going through, it won't define who you are nor should you allow it to hold you hostage. You have the inner strength to push through any circumstance, all you need is support and the right motivation.
(980) 243-4780 View (980) 243-4780
Photo of Cassandra Sigler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Cassandra Sigler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Cassandra (Cassie) Sigler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in North Carolina with over 4 years of experience. She has a passion in helping people identify their struggles and live happier and healthier lives. She has worked in a variety of settings with diverse clients to include adults in an inpatient mental health setting, adults in treatment for substance use, and a range of individuals during outpatient practice. Her time in the field has allowed Cassie to identify the population she is passionate about working with and providing services for.
Cassandra (Cassie) Sigler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in North Carolina with over 4 years of experience. She has a passion in helping people identify their struggles and live happier and healthier lives. She has worked in a variety of settings with diverse clients to include adults in an inpatient mental health setting, adults in treatment for substance use, and a range of individuals during outpatient practice. Her time in the field has allowed Cassie to identify the population she is passionate about working with and providing services for.
(704) 850-5978 View (704) 850-5978
Photo of Alisia Dulaney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Alisia Dulaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hi I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I received my Masters in Social Work in 1998 from Loyola University Chicago. I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2006. I have been in practice for 18 years and work with children, adolescents and young adults. I have treated many within outpatient psychiatric, hospital, school based, in home, and community mental health settings.
Hi I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I received my Masters in Social Work in 1998 from Loyola University Chicago. I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2006. I have been in practice for 18 years and work with children, adolescents and young adults. I have treated many within outpatient psychiatric, hospital, school based, in home, and community mental health settings.
(704) 253-8934 View (704) 253-8934
Photo of Suzanne M Dumas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Suzanne M Dumas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Have you lost direction along your path or facing barriers to achieving happiness? Struggling to manage difficult feelings and sometimes just get through the day? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified in Brainspotting, who specializes in working with individuals who are overwhelmed by anxiety and depression often due to daily stressors, complicated relationships, life changes, loss or trauma that has taken root deep within.
Have you lost direction along your path or facing barriers to achieving happiness? Struggling to manage difficult feelings and sometimes just get through the day? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified in Brainspotting, who specializes in working with individuals who are overwhelmed by anxiety and depression often due to daily stressors, complicated relationships, life changes, loss or trauma that has taken root deep within.
(704) 610-2600 View (704) 610-2600
Photo of Dr. Robyn L. Lowery, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Dr. Robyn L. Lowery
Counselor, PhD, LCMHCA, CCTP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28205
Are you concerned about postpartum depression now that you are expecting a baby? Does the thought of childbirth spark anxiety and terror as your pregnancy due date approaches? Or perhaps you and your loved one have experienced infertility or a traumatic birth, and these events have been re-playing in your mind over and over. Although it can be exciting, becoming a parent can also include feelings of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. You are not alone. At Mecklenburg Wellness, we nurture the whole person through honoring the mind, body, and spirit through healing and renewal.
Are you concerned about postpartum depression now that you are expecting a baby? Does the thought of childbirth spark anxiety and terror as your pregnancy due date approaches? Or perhaps you and your loved one have experienced infertility or a traumatic birth, and these events have been re-playing in your mind over and over. Although it can be exciting, becoming a parent can also include feelings of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. You are not alone. At Mecklenburg Wellness, we nurture the whole person through honoring the mind, body, and spirit through healing and renewal.
(980) 261-3829 View (980) 261-3829
Photo of Noah Granade @ Rooted Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Noah Granade @ Rooted Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
I believe that deep, integrated healing is possible for every person that steps into my office. Sometimes we need an outside perspective and designated space to focus on our healing. I hope to hold this space for my clients and would be honored to support you in your journey. Whether you are exploring aspects of your identity, seeking support in healing from personal, intergenerational, or communal trauma, in recovery from disordered eating patterns, exploring neuro-divergence, or needing a non-judgmental space that promotes personal fulfillment and growth, I am here to support your process.
I believe that deep, integrated healing is possible for every person that steps into my office. Sometimes we need an outside perspective and designated space to focus on our healing. I hope to hold this space for my clients and would be honored to support you in your journey. Whether you are exploring aspects of your identity, seeking support in healing from personal, intergenerational, or communal trauma, in recovery from disordered eating patterns, exploring neuro-divergence, or needing a non-judgmental space that promotes personal fulfillment and growth, I am here to support your process.
(704) 327-6362 View (704) 327-6362
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Waystation Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
In your life, have you experienced hard situations and transitions? Do you feel lost? Are you battling depression, anxiety, or past traumas? Do you want to stop replaying the mental soundtrack or unwanted movie? Are you asking yourself “Where do I go from here?” I am accepting new patients and can assist you in starting your healing journey. Taking this courageous step is personal and I am here to support, inspire, and empower you throughout this process. I will serve as a compassionate partner guiding you on your path toward "Healing, Rejuvenation, and Holistic Wellness".
In your life, have you experienced hard situations and transitions? Do you feel lost? Are you battling depression, anxiety, or past traumas? Do you want to stop replaying the mental soundtrack or unwanted movie? Are you asking yourself “Where do I go from here?” I am accepting new patients and can assist you in starting your healing journey. Taking this courageous step is personal and I am here to support, inspire, and empower you throughout this process. I will serve as a compassionate partner guiding you on your path toward "Healing, Rejuvenation, and Holistic Wellness".
(704) 508-9498 View (704) 508-9498
Photo of Nakina Scott, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Nakina Scott
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LCASA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are overwhelmed with life right now? Is your anxiety higher than normal? Is your depression making it difficult to function daily? Are you challenged with your faith? Maybe you are struggling with your marriage, children or life in general. You don't know where to turn. I can help you. I will work with you with in a relaxed manner to help you deal with the struggles you are facing. I can help you manage your anxiety and depression so that you feel more like you. Sessions with me are supportive and laid back. We will work at your pace to address what matters to you most.
Do you feel like you are overwhelmed with life right now? Is your anxiety higher than normal? Is your depression making it difficult to function daily? Are you challenged with your faith? Maybe you are struggling with your marriage, children or life in general. You don't know where to turn. I can help you. I will work with you with in a relaxed manner to help you deal with the struggles you are facing. I can help you manage your anxiety and depression so that you feel more like you. Sessions with me are supportive and laid back. We will work at your pace to address what matters to you most.
(704) 761-4462 View (704) 761-4462
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Chris Bissell
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MACMHC, LCMHCA, CSAT-C, CST-C
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
I started my career as an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry, working and leading teams for the International Space Station and a satellite mission. Wanting to work more closely with people, I switched to business strategy consulting, traveling to Fortune 100 companies on a weekly basis for two years. While I got the chance to solve complex problems, I realized I wanted to help people solve the problems that mattered to them at a deeper level. This, coupled with my own recovery journey, is what drives me to do exceptional therapy work today.
I started my career as an electrical engineer in the aerospace industry, working and leading teams for the International Space Station and a satellite mission. Wanting to work more closely with people, I switched to business strategy consulting, traveling to Fortune 100 companies on a weekly basis for two years. While I got the chance to solve complex problems, I realized I wanted to help people solve the problems that mattered to them at a deeper level. This, coupled with my own recovery journey, is what drives me to do exceptional therapy work today.
(704) 459-1017 View (704) 459-1017

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Charlotte, NC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
69% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Charlotte, NC see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Charlotte?

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.