Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Kimberleigh Hagar, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kimberleigh Hagar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
I help overthinkers, perfectionists, and women with imposter syndrome to feel less weighed down by their thoughts, and more free to live a fulfilling life. Clients who come to me are often overwhelmed with pressure to get things perfect and struggle with feeling “enough.” They often prioritize everyone else’s needs over their own and are left feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. They feel like everyone else has it “figured out”, and they want that too. My clients are ready to create change in their lives and feel more peace of mind.
I help overthinkers, perfectionists, and women with imposter syndrome to feel less weighed down by their thoughts, and more free to live a fulfilling life. Clients who come to me are often overwhelmed with pressure to get things perfect and struggle with feeling “enough.” They often prioritize everyone else’s needs over their own and are left feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. They feel like everyone else has it “figured out”, and they want that too. My clients are ready to create change in their lives and feel more peace of mind.
(980) 243-0854 View (980) 243-0854
Photo of Kara Watson-Cuellar, MA, LCAS, LCMHC, Counselor
Kara Watson-Cuellar
Counselor, MA, LCAS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
"...healing means, first of all, the creation of an empty but friendly space where those who suffer can tell their story to someone who can listen with real attention..." (Henri Nouwen). My desire in counseling is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for one to tell their story, to go deeper and discover the their own personal way of being human and the way they want to go. As Henri Nouwen says, "Quite often it is our fear for the hidden moments in our own history that keeps us paralyzed."
"...healing means, first of all, the creation of an empty but friendly space where those who suffer can tell their story to someone who can listen with real attention..." (Henri Nouwen). My desire in counseling is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for one to tell their story, to go deeper and discover the their own personal way of being human and the way they want to go. As Henri Nouwen says, "Quite often it is our fear for the hidden moments in our own history that keeps us paralyzed."
(704) 350-2666 View (704) 350-2666
Photo of Samantha Martinez, MSW, MA, PhD, Psychologist
Samantha Martinez
Psychologist, MSW, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28287
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
(704) 901-8478 View (704) 901-8478
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Jessica Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
Do you feel that your life is out of control and you aren't sure how to get back on track? Do you find yourself feeling "stuck" and unsure what to do about it? Therapy can be a place to find your sense of control and learn how to heal. Working together, we can figure out the best way for you to live your most authentic and fulfilling life.
Do you feel that your life is out of control and you aren't sure how to get back on track? Do you find yourself feeling "stuck" and unsure what to do about it? Therapy can be a place to find your sense of control and learn how to heal. Working together, we can figure out the best way for you to live your most authentic and fulfilling life.
(704) 324-8704 View (704) 324-8704
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Matlyn Tresierra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28217  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Matlyn, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the beautiful state of North Carolina. For the past seven years, I've dedicated myself to helping individuals and families navigate the complexities of their emotional well-being. But beyond my career, I'm also a proud mom, juggling the joys and challenges of parenthood. When I'm not in my office or spending quality time with my own family, you'll often find me exploring the natural beauty of North Carolina, as I believe that nature has a unique way of nurturing the soul.
Hi, I'm Matlyn, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the beautiful state of North Carolina. For the past seven years, I've dedicated myself to helping individuals and families navigate the complexities of their emotional well-being. But beyond my career, I'm also a proud mom, juggling the joys and challenges of parenthood. When I'm not in my office or spending quality time with my own family, you'll often find me exploring the natural beauty of North Carolina, as I believe that nature has a unique way of nurturing the soul.
(704) 389-9338 View (704) 389-9338
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Jessie Nealen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227
I strongly believe in the inner strength, inherent dignity, and capability of each client that I work with. My goal is to provide a safe environment where clients feel understood, accepted, and are able to grow. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I help children, teens, adults, and families work through a wide array of issues.
I strongly believe in the inner strength, inherent dignity, and capability of each client that I work with. My goal is to provide a safe environment where clients feel understood, accepted, and are able to grow. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I help children, teens, adults, and families work through a wide array of issues.
(980) 326-4725 View (980) 326-4725
Photo of Shandra Wilkerson - Breathe Again Counseling Center, LLC, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Breathe Again Counseling Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28278  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Breathing is the first thing we do when we come into this world and the last thing we do when we leave it. What happens when we don’t pay attention to our breathing? Are there moments and challenges that take our breath away? Do periods of heightened anxiety, depression, stress, past traumas, grief, and loss overwhelm us to the point that we forget to take a deep breath, to take stock of life? I want to help you breathe again. Working collaboratively with you, I can help you identify meaningful treatment goals and options for healing.
Breathing is the first thing we do when we come into this world and the last thing we do when we leave it. What happens when we don’t pay attention to our breathing? Are there moments and challenges that take our breath away? Do periods of heightened anxiety, depression, stress, past traumas, grief, and loss overwhelm us to the point that we forget to take a deep breath, to take stock of life? I want to help you breathe again. Working collaboratively with you, I can help you identify meaningful treatment goals and options for healing.
(301) 880-9772 View (301) 880-9772
Photo of Joey Hess, LCSW, CCTP, CSTIP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Joey Hess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CSTIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Are you struggling to find help that's right for you? Are you facing difficult life transitions and unsure of how to proceed? Are you dealing with the burden of shame or guilt alone? Do you want a non-judgmental space to examine your relationship to substances? Are there behaviors you would like to change but unsure of where to start? I provide radically compassionate and accepting care to people with all life experiences and stories. I believe that a collaborative, safe, and strong relational connection is the foundation for providing a therapeutic space for clients to experience empowered growth and change.
Are you struggling to find help that's right for you? Are you facing difficult life transitions and unsure of how to proceed? Are you dealing with the burden of shame or guilt alone? Do you want a non-judgmental space to examine your relationship to substances? Are there behaviors you would like to change but unsure of where to start? I provide radically compassionate and accepting care to people with all life experiences and stories. I believe that a collaborative, safe, and strong relational connection is the foundation for providing a therapeutic space for clients to experience empowered growth and change.
(704) 253-8718 View (704) 253-8718
Photo of Erik Weir, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Erik Weir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Erik Weir is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. He graduated from Rutgers University, School of Social Work. Erik aims to help people get "unstuck," whether it be through practical problem-solving or doing deeper work to reshape relationships with ourselves and others. These issues can be new and confusing, or old and familiar.
Erik Weir is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. He graduated from Rutgers University, School of Social Work. Erik aims to help people get "unstuck," whether it be through practical problem-solving or doing deeper work to reshape relationships with ourselves and others. These issues can be new and confusing, or old and familiar.
(704) 480-3751 View (704) 480-3751
Photo of Monique Willett - Intentional Connections, PLLC, MS; NCC, LCAS, BC-TMH, LCMHCS, Counselor
Intentional Connections, PLLC
Counselor, MS; NCC, LCAS, BC-TMH, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Intentional Connections, PLLC (I.C.) addresses life's issues. People often have thoughts, feelings, and or decisions to make, where it's beneficial to have someone to listen and receive support for better outcomes. I.C. will help to increase positive moments, leading to self-discovery and a better quality of life. Additionally, I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS)-offering supervision to LCMHC-a's.
Intentional Connections, PLLC (I.C.) addresses life's issues. People often have thoughts, feelings, and or decisions to make, where it's beneficial to have someone to listen and receive support for better outcomes. I.C. will help to increase positive moments, leading to self-discovery and a better quality of life. Additionally, I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS)-offering supervision to LCMHC-a's.
(980) 291-9206 View (980) 291-9206
Photo of Ashley Brown, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Ashley Brown
MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205
I can provide a safe space where clients can explore thoughts, emotions, and behaviors freely. Regardless of cultural background or personal lifestyles, all are welcomed to explore themselves, their needs, their goals, and any concerns they may have, through a relaxed and nonjudgmental therapeutic experience. I aim to encourage, highlight, and empower those who seek clarity through difficult situations or when life appears most murky. Navigating through difficult thoughts or experiences alone may appear daunting at times. You are not alone and therapy can be that outlet to which you will be able to create your own path to healing.
I can provide a safe space where clients can explore thoughts, emotions, and behaviors freely. Regardless of cultural background or personal lifestyles, all are welcomed to explore themselves, their needs, their goals, and any concerns they may have, through a relaxed and nonjudgmental therapeutic experience. I aim to encourage, highlight, and empower those who seek clarity through difficult situations or when life appears most murky. Navigating through difficult thoughts or experiences alone may appear daunting at times. You are not alone and therapy can be that outlet to which you will be able to create your own path to healing.
(980) 414-8803 View (980) 414-8803
Photo of Leposava Modie - Lepa Modie LCSW, PLLC, LCSW, CCBT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lepa Modie LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCBT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Waitlist for new clients
My practice is based on the premise that what we think directly affects what we feel, which in turn effects how we act. The work we do together will focus very much on this process and personal goal attainment. When helpful, you can expect to engage in some integrative and energy healing work designed to help those who struggle with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings, as well as to encourage insight and healing through a energetic means.
My practice is based on the premise that what we think directly affects what we feel, which in turn effects how we act. The work we do together will focus very much on this process and personal goal attainment. When helpful, you can expect to engage in some integrative and energy healing work designed to help those who struggle with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings, as well as to encourage insight and healing through a energetic means.
(704) 271-9534 View (704) 271-9534
Photo of Felice Hightower Britt - Resiliency Therapeutic Services, MA, LCMHC, CCTP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Resiliency Therapeutic Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28246  (Online Only)
Tired of just being tired? Feeling hopeless, in need of relief from your current pain, the trauma from your past, isolation, loneliness, and a lack of motivation? Are you wanting to talk to someone but not sure how to get the help you need? Are you unsure about one on on therapy and sharing your past with a complete stranger? Just full of questions and in need of answers? I understand and want to help you get your hope and life back by learning skills that will not only equip but empower you. Please know you are not alone in your journey, as I will walk with you and help you discover your path to freedom.
Tired of just being tired? Feeling hopeless, in need of relief from your current pain, the trauma from your past, isolation, loneliness, and a lack of motivation? Are you wanting to talk to someone but not sure how to get the help you need? Are you unsure about one on on therapy and sharing your past with a complete stranger? Just full of questions and in need of answers? I understand and want to help you get your hope and life back by learning skills that will not only equip but empower you. Please know you are not alone in your journey, as I will walk with you and help you discover your path to freedom.
(704) 946-8312 View (704) 946-8312
Photo of Valerie G Balog, PhD, LCMHCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Valerie G Balog
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Not accepting new clients
My practice focuses on supporting individuals who are dealing with transition, life evaluation, chronic illness, loss and change. I have had the privilege of working with individuals who are dealing with caring for both children and aging parents, caring for a spouse or loved one or grieving the loss of an individual or relationship. I have also found that families benefit from dialogue regarding changes in roles within the family system as members get older and more/less dependent. Additionally, some of my clients come to counseling to work through the age old question of "What am I doing with my life?".
My practice focuses on supporting individuals who are dealing with transition, life evaluation, chronic illness, loss and change. I have had the privilege of working with individuals who are dealing with caring for both children and aging parents, caring for a spouse or loved one or grieving the loss of an individual or relationship. I have also found that families benefit from dialogue regarding changes in roles within the family system as members get older and more/less dependent. Additionally, some of my clients come to counseling to work through the age old question of "What am I doing with my life?".
(704) 209-9268 View (704) 209-9268
Photo of Kelly O'Donnell, LCMHC, LCAS
Kelly O'Donnell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
My clients desire to appear confident and in control, but deep down they are silently struggling to keep it together. They may be fed up with being everyone's "rock", feeling riddled with frustration and anxiety, or wondering who they are outside of all the "hats" being worn. They may not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure: they're ready for relief. They come ready to release the things that they've been holding in. They're ready to unhook from the cycle of burnout, numb out, repeat. Most of all, they're ready to step into an authentic relationship with themselves, life & those around them.
My clients desire to appear confident and in control, but deep down they are silently struggling to keep it together. They may be fed up with being everyone's "rock", feeling riddled with frustration and anxiety, or wondering who they are outside of all the "hats" being worn. They may not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure: they're ready for relief. They come ready to release the things that they've been holding in. They're ready to unhook from the cycle of burnout, numb out, repeat. Most of all, they're ready to step into an authentic relationship with themselves, life & those around them.
(704) 270-6119 View (704) 270-6119
Photo of Meghan Rawlings, LCSW, LISW-CP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Meghan Rawlings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
Do you struggle to remember the last time you were really happy? Does it seem like intrusive thoughts are always with you? Do you feel like you're trying to keep up appearances, while your acquaintances seem to have it all together? Imagine how you would feel if you didn't have to worry about this getting any worse. You could feel free from the cycle that is interrupting your success, your family life, your education or your career. You can start to feel engaged and in control of your life. I can help!
Do you struggle to remember the last time you were really happy? Does it seem like intrusive thoughts are always with you? Do you feel like you're trying to keep up appearances, while your acquaintances seem to have it all together? Imagine how you would feel if you didn't have to worry about this getting any worse. You could feel free from the cycle that is interrupting your success, your family life, your education or your career. You can start to feel engaged and in control of your life. I can help!
(980) 220-5876 View (980) 220-5876
Jennifer Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) based in North Carolina. I attended East Carolina University and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and then I attended Winthrop University and graduated with my Master of Social Work degree. I have 11 years of general social work experience and have been a LCSW since 2020. The majority of my LCSW experience is working with grief and loss, depression and anxiety.
Hi! I’m a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) based in North Carolina. I attended East Carolina University and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and then I attended Winthrop University and graduated with my Master of Social Work degree. I have 11 years of general social work experience and have been a LCSW since 2020. The majority of my LCSW experience is working with grief and loss, depression and anxiety.
(704) 610-0973 View (704) 610-0973
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Charlotte Outpatient Center
LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28227
Charlotte Outpatient Center offers an outpatient duel diagnosis alcoholism/addiction program that teaches you to avoid relapse risks, overcome obstacles, and move on to a life of sobriety. We offer relapse prevention, 12-step involvement, cognitive behavioral approaches, anger management, coping/expressing emotions, and family involvement. We conduct a small group program in an intimate, casual, supportive setting. Our pricing is reasonable and we are one of the few outpatient programs that provide individual and family counseling as a part of the program. Also, our therapists' credentials and experience are the highest in the field.
Charlotte Outpatient Center offers an outpatient duel diagnosis alcoholism/addiction program that teaches you to avoid relapse risks, overcome obstacles, and move on to a life of sobriety. We offer relapse prevention, 12-step involvement, cognitive behavioral approaches, anger management, coping/expressing emotions, and family involvement. We conduct a small group program in an intimate, casual, supportive setting. Our pricing is reasonable and we are one of the few outpatient programs that provide individual and family counseling as a part of the program. Also, our therapists' credentials and experience are the highest in the field.
(980) 446-2841 View (980) 446-2841
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Akinlana Burrowes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Hey Sis! As a Black therapist to high-achieving executive women of color in both corporate and creative spaces, I see you coming up against both cultural and societal pressures. You're wearing all those hats with the S on your chest and the superwoman cape on. I know you're tired and that's ok! You may feel stretched thin and the weight of responsibilities burdensome. Trying to be everything to everybody is hard and highly unrealistic. There's a need for a new paradigm shift and the shift starts with you. Let's shift towards greater clarity in purpose, work and life harmony, peace inside, pure joy, healing, and ultimate FREEDOM.
Hey Sis! As a Black therapist to high-achieving executive women of color in both corporate and creative spaces, I see you coming up against both cultural and societal pressures. You're wearing all those hats with the S on your chest and the superwoman cape on. I know you're tired and that's ok! You may feel stretched thin and the weight of responsibilities burdensome. Trying to be everything to everybody is hard and highly unrealistic. There's a need for a new paradigm shift and the shift starts with you. Let's shift towards greater clarity in purpose, work and life harmony, peace inside, pure joy, healing, and ultimate FREEDOM.
(704) 851-5583 View (704) 851-5583
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Shannon Stamey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227  (Online Only)
Now offering services to Residents of California and Florida. We live in a world where we are constantly being told we need to do more, we need to work harder, we are not enough just as we are. This mentality is causing us to push ourselves to the point of extreme stress, anxiety and burnout. What we really need is balance, peace and a clearer vision of who we are and what we personally need to thrive. This extends beyond ourselves into our relationships. I strive to create a safe space to explore and work through your challenges and find your way to better balance.
Now offering services to Residents of California and Florida. We live in a world where we are constantly being told we need to do more, we need to work harder, we are not enough just as we are. This mentality is causing us to push ourselves to the point of extreme stress, anxiety and burnout. What we really need is balance, peace and a clearer vision of who we are and what we personally need to thrive. This extends beyond ourselves into our relationships. I strive to create a safe space to explore and work through your challenges and find your way to better balance.
(805) 870-9803 View (805) 870-9803

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
75% 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.