Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Life Skills Management Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
We are licensed in Utah, Oregon, Maine, Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Colorado. We currently offer telehealth and virtual therapeutic services. We work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, mood disorders, family relations issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. We combine different therapeutic approaches based on client's presenting concerns, goals, and motivation, such as, cognitive-behavioral, brief therapy, mindfulness, client-centered, solution-focused therapy.
We are licensed in Utah, Oregon, Maine, Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Colorado. We currently offer telehealth and virtual therapeutic services. We work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, mood disorders, family relations issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. We combine different therapeutic approaches based on client's presenting concerns, goals, and motivation, such as, cognitive-behavioral, brief therapy, mindfulness, client-centered, solution-focused therapy.
(984) 305-3621 View (984) 305-3621
Photo of Kim Boubon - Clarity Counseling Services Inc., Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Kim Boubon - Clarity Counseling Services Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Asking for help can often be difficult but sometimes necessary in order to make the changes that will improve the quality of our lives. I'm originally from Southern California and have lived in Charlotte for several years. I'm a licensed therapist with a degree in psychology and a master's in clinical social work. I'm skilled at treating many mental health challenges and specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues & more. I have a gentle "no-nonsense" approach that clients say is very productive throughout the course of therapy.
Asking for help can often be difficult but sometimes necessary in order to make the changes that will improve the quality of our lives. I'm originally from Southern California and have lived in Charlotte for several years. I'm a licensed therapist with a degree in psychology and a master's in clinical social work. I'm skilled at treating many mental health challenges and specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues & more. I have a gentle "no-nonsense" approach that clients say is very productive throughout the course of therapy.
(704) 413-3742 View (704) 413-3742
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Shetara J Rucker
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
My name is Shetara Rucker, and I'm a member of In Tune Creative Counseling, PLLC where we specialize in creating safe spaces just for you. I'm a passionate and empathetic counselor dedicated to helping you navigate life's challenges and find strength within yourself to thrive. Join me as we explore the depths of human emotions, unravel the complexities of the mind, and embrace the power of positive change. Together, we will forge a path towards greater well-being and a brighter, more fulfilling future. You do not have to walk this journey alone.
My name is Shetara Rucker, and I'm a member of In Tune Creative Counseling, PLLC where we specialize in creating safe spaces just for you. I'm a passionate and empathetic counselor dedicated to helping you navigate life's challenges and find strength within yourself to thrive. Join me as we explore the depths of human emotions, unravel the complexities of the mind, and embrace the power of positive change. Together, we will forge a path towards greater well-being and a brighter, more fulfilling future. You do not have to walk this journey alone.
(704) 459-2876 View (704) 459-2876
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Ireland Gibbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Ireland Gibbs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She has a BSW from Gordon College and an MSW from Fordham University. Her experiences include working with individuals and families in hospital-based, home, and outpatient settings. At the most basic level, Ireland’s approach to therapy is to meet each client where they are at. Whatever physical, mental, or emotional state a client is in, she wants them to show up to the session as they are and feel accepted regardless of their circumstances.
Ireland Gibbs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She has a BSW from Gordon College and an MSW from Fordham University. Her experiences include working with individuals and families in hospital-based, home, and outpatient settings. At the most basic level, Ireland’s approach to therapy is to meet each client where they are at. Whatever physical, mental, or emotional state a client is in, she wants them to show up to the session as they are and feel accepted regardless of their circumstances.
(984) 223-4843 View (984) 223-4843
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Ana Villanueva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. My goal is to collaborate with and empower the individuals and families that I work with. I hope to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients while supporting them in reaching their desired goals.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. My goal is to collaborate with and empower the individuals and families that I work with. I hope to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients while supporting them in reaching their desired goals.
(704) 368-4783 View (704) 368-4783
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Shaniqua Mone' Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269
Listen, I know you're tired of seeing therapist after therapist, feeling like there is no real change. Or maybe you haven't seen a therapist, but due to life's circumstances you’ve just given up hope that there could ever be a change! Look no further…don’t click on another profile… because this culturally competent therapist right here is changing the way we see our mental health! You are here because YOU have a desire to be a part of a change that’ll be the beginning of knocking down that invisible barrier that’s holding you back from ever truly coming up out of the bondage your pain has you in. I am here because I derived
Listen, I know you're tired of seeing therapist after therapist, feeling like there is no real change. Or maybe you haven't seen a therapist, but due to life's circumstances you’ve just given up hope that there could ever be a change! Look no further…don’t click on another profile… because this culturally competent therapist right here is changing the way we see our mental health! You are here because YOU have a desire to be a part of a change that’ll be the beginning of knocking down that invisible barrier that’s holding you back from ever truly coming up out of the bondage your pain has you in. I am here because I derived
(704) 601-7003 View (704) 601-7003
Photo of Nadia Haughton, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Nadia Haughton
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Finding time to focus on taking care of ourselves can be difficult. With the demands of loved-ones, work, and life in general, we may not always be aware of how well we are actually managing our day-to-day lives. It can take a while to pay attention to the fact that the demands of everyday life are taking a toll on us. Or perhaps there is something from the past or present that you or a loved one is having a hard time moving forward from. Whatever the concern, there may have been a change in areas like behavior, appetite, sleep schedule, and/or work performance, just to name a few.
Finding time to focus on taking care of ourselves can be difficult. With the demands of loved-ones, work, and life in general, we may not always be aware of how well we are actually managing our day-to-day lives. It can take a while to pay attention to the fact that the demands of everyday life are taking a toll on us. Or perhaps there is something from the past or present that you or a loved one is having a hard time moving forward from. Whatever the concern, there may have been a change in areas like behavior, appetite, sleep schedule, and/or work performance, just to name a few.
(980) 400-2867 View (980) 400-2867
Photo of Maria Dimova, Marriage & Family Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Maria Dimova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I understand the weight trials can have on one’s shoulders, and you do not have to carry them alone. I have experience working with those who have endured trauma, illness, stress, and the uncertainty life transition can bring. I am devoted to empowering those experiencing anxiety, depression, women’s issues, identity issues, new parenting, communication, and relationship issues. I have a passion to serve others through the many pivotal moments life brings. During these seasons, the therapy room is a safe environment for such change and exploration. I would be honored to support you in your therapeutic journey.
I understand the weight trials can have on one’s shoulders, and you do not have to carry them alone. I have experience working with those who have endured trauma, illness, stress, and the uncertainty life transition can bring. I am devoted to empowering those experiencing anxiety, depression, women’s issues, identity issues, new parenting, communication, and relationship issues. I have a passion to serve others through the many pivotal moments life brings. During these seasons, the therapy room is a safe environment for such change and exploration. I would be honored to support you in your therapeutic journey.
(980) 243-7625 View (980) 243-7625
Photo of Anastashia B. (The Couple Whisperer), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Anastashia B. (The Couple Whisperer)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
You are here because you have been noticing less connection between you and your partner. You just haven't been getting along lately, and, if possible, you want to save the relationship. There has been so much Anger, Pain, Hurt, and Frustration that you are almost ready to give up. But, you still want to see if the love is still there although the relationship has been through so many changes. You want to have less arguments and more connection. I will teach you and your partner skills that will make your relationship shift from Toxic to Healthy.
You are here because you have been noticing less connection between you and your partner. You just haven't been getting along lately, and, if possible, you want to save the relationship. There has been so much Anger, Pain, Hurt, and Frustration that you are almost ready to give up. But, you still want to see if the love is still there although the relationship has been through so many changes. You want to have less arguments and more connection. I will teach you and your partner skills that will make your relationship shift from Toxic to Healthy.
(980) 829-0282 View (980) 829-0282
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Sarah Mitrano
MA/EdS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, my aim is to help guide you to a place that you are struggling to reach.  I will meet you where you are and tailor the therapy to your needs. By providing a welcoming presence, I work to create a space that is safe and comfortable. Life can take us to all types of challenging, exciting, and sometimes unknown places.  Having a non-judgmental atmosphere to process it all can promote growth within the mind and body connection. If you are struggling with identifying/accepting emotions, negative thinking, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationships with others, or the relationship with yourself, I am here to help!
As a therapist, my aim is to help guide you to a place that you are struggling to reach.  I will meet you where you are and tailor the therapy to your needs. By providing a welcoming presence, I work to create a space that is safe and comfortable. Life can take us to all types of challenging, exciting, and sometimes unknown places.  Having a non-judgmental atmosphere to process it all can promote growth within the mind and body connection. If you are struggling with identifying/accepting emotions, negative thinking, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationships with others, or the relationship with yourself, I am here to help!
(704) 318-4579 View (704) 318-4579
Photo of Olivia Hildreth, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Olivia Hildreth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Olivia is passionate about working with children and families to better understand family dynamics, and behavioral and emotional issues occurring within the family system. She utilizes play therapy techniques to step into the child’s world and make sense of what your child is feeling. Olivia enjoys working with teens that are finding their path in life by exploring their values, self-worth, and growth. When the path seems winding and unpredictable, she will work with teens to find the coping strategies that work for their journey.
Olivia is passionate about working with children and families to better understand family dynamics, and behavioral and emotional issues occurring within the family system. She utilizes play therapy techniques to step into the child’s world and make sense of what your child is feeling. Olivia enjoys working with teens that are finding their path in life by exploring their values, self-worth, and growth. When the path seems winding and unpredictable, she will work with teens to find the coping strategies that work for their journey.
(704) 272-4537 View (704) 272-4537
Photo of Kelly Lehman, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Kelly Lehman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you or a loved one struggling with managing a dementia diagnosis? Do you have difficulty managing daily tasks due to dementia? Are you struggling with a sense of isolation or loss of purpose? If you're reading this, you likely understand the emotional toll that dementia can take. But even though it may seem like we are alone, we aren't. Being able to take the first step and search this website shows you have the internal strength within you...you can overcome. I am here to help you achieve your goals and embark on your healing journey.
Are you or a loved one struggling with managing a dementia diagnosis? Do you have difficulty managing daily tasks due to dementia? Are you struggling with a sense of isolation or loss of purpose? If you're reading this, you likely understand the emotional toll that dementia can take. But even though it may seem like we are alone, we aren't. Being able to take the first step and search this website shows you have the internal strength within you...you can overcome. I am here to help you achieve your goals and embark on your healing journey.
(980) 351-6363 View (980) 351-6363
Photo of LaTasha Miller, Psychologist in Charlotte, NC
LaTasha Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling stuck? Do you need a space to be vulnerable? Do you want to learn more about yourself? Engaging in a therapeutic relationship can allow you to explore your emotions in a safe space. For me, the most important aspects of psychotherapy are safety and the relationship. I understand the need to feel supported before sharing. Many of my clients have experienced depression, trauma, anxiety, and life stress; my goal as your clinician is to help you process your concerns and bear witness to your growth. I enjoy working with those who are eager to deepen their understanding of themselves and their emotional functioning.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you need a space to be vulnerable? Do you want to learn more about yourself? Engaging in a therapeutic relationship can allow you to explore your emotions in a safe space. For me, the most important aspects of psychotherapy are safety and the relationship. I understand the need to feel supported before sharing. Many of my clients have experienced depression, trauma, anxiety, and life stress; my goal as your clinician is to help you process your concerns and bear witness to your growth. I enjoy working with those who are eager to deepen their understanding of themselves and their emotional functioning.
(704) 389-5542 View (704) 389-5542
Photo of Christina Canuto, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Charlotte, NC
Christina Canuto
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205
I believe in the healing power of relationships. Humans are relational creatures with a wired need to feel accepted. Disconnection in relationships can leave a person feeling hopeless. You can expect me to help you through relational healing. Together, we will look at your relationship to self and how this impacts how you navigate relationships with others. As a systems thinker, I often help clients explore ways to strengthen their sense of belongingness through strengthening relationships with others.
I believe in the healing power of relationships. Humans are relational creatures with a wired need to feel accepted. Disconnection in relationships can leave a person feeling hopeless. You can expect me to help you through relational healing. Together, we will look at your relationship to self and how this impacts how you navigate relationships with others. As a systems thinker, I often help clients explore ways to strengthen their sense of belongingness through strengthening relationships with others.
(704) 386-6734 View (704) 386-6734
Photo of Evelyn Deloris Rogers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Evelyn Deloris Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227  (Online Only)
Let love heal! Essentially-the appreciation of oneself creates the standard of adherence for others. Begin your journey of healing through self-reflection and by affirming your worth regardless of past or current trauma. I base my practice through the lenses of a womanistic approach. I aim to empower women by means of incorporating various therapeutic techniques in which yields self-esteem and self-confidence!
Let love heal! Essentially-the appreciation of oneself creates the standard of adherence for others. Begin your journey of healing through self-reflection and by affirming your worth regardless of past or current trauma. I base my practice through the lenses of a womanistic approach. I aim to empower women by means of incorporating various therapeutic techniques in which yields self-esteem and self-confidence!
(704) 741-2257 View (704) 741-2257
Photo of Dr. Amanda Kramer Eix, Psychologist in Charlotte, NC
Dr. Amanda Kramer Eix
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I love a good puzzle, and I specialize in clients with complex presentations that need a unique blend of treatment techniques. I am an ideal fit for those who feel like they are stuck and have yet to find the help they are looking for. I take a transdiagnostic approach, meaning that I focus more on the pattern of symptoms than on one specific diagnosis. I see a wide range of presenting problems (including personality, mood, and anxiety disorders) and work to understand how all of the pieces of the puzzle fit together and how to best treat them. I help my clients build a life worth living by investing in all the parts of them.
I love a good puzzle, and I specialize in clients with complex presentations that need a unique blend of treatment techniques. I am an ideal fit for those who feel like they are stuck and have yet to find the help they are looking for. I take a transdiagnostic approach, meaning that I focus more on the pattern of symptoms than on one specific diagnosis. I see a wide range of presenting problems (including personality, mood, and anxiety disorders) and work to understand how all of the pieces of the puzzle fit together and how to best treat them. I help my clients build a life worth living by investing in all the parts of them.
(704) 710-8324 View (704) 710-8324
Photo of Simone B., Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Simone B.
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, PSC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Are you overwhelmed with the day to day mess? Are you still recovering from the impact of the pandemic? Perhaps you are a recovering overachiever, looking to set boundaries, or undergoing complex family dynamics. Did you think that being an adult would be easier?! As a person who is learning & growing as an adult daily, it's easy to feel bogged down. Do you want to be more emotionally aware & compassionate to yourself and others but don't know where to start? Life doesn't have to feel like this and I'm here to help! Let's work together so the load can get lighter. Change is right around the corner.
Are you overwhelmed with the day to day mess? Are you still recovering from the impact of the pandemic? Perhaps you are a recovering overachiever, looking to set boundaries, or undergoing complex family dynamics. Did you think that being an adult would be easier?! As a person who is learning & growing as an adult daily, it's easy to feel bogged down. Do you want to be more emotionally aware & compassionate to yourself and others but don't know where to start? Life doesn't have to feel like this and I'm here to help! Let's work together so the load can get lighter. Change is right around the corner.
(704) 586-9395 View (704) 586-9395
Photo of Megan Simon Kekich, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Megan Simon Kekich
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHC-A, LCAS, CCS-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
I strive to meet people where they are and create a safe environment where people can process underlying trauma/life-challenge to support more alignment with their intuition/goals. Part of my work with people entails reframing/challenging negative self-talk, helping set realistic short-term goals to aid in accomplishing long-term ones, improving emotion regulation, and developing mindfulness skills. I am an ally in all forms and address people-problems regardless of labels. I enjoy helping LCAS-A, LCAS-R, CADC-A, CADC-R clinicians through virtual weekly supervision groups on Wednesdays at 12pm. Individual supervisions are available.
I strive to meet people where they are and create a safe environment where people can process underlying trauma/life-challenge to support more alignment with their intuition/goals. Part of my work with people entails reframing/challenging negative self-talk, helping set realistic short-term goals to aid in accomplishing long-term ones, improving emotion regulation, and developing mindfulness skills. I am an ally in all forms and address people-problems regardless of labels. I enjoy helping LCAS-A, LCAS-R, CADC-A, CADC-R clinicians through virtual weekly supervision groups on Wednesdays at 12pm. Individual supervisions are available.
(704) 741-2936 View (704) 741-2936
Photo of Lorree Riley Counseling and Coaching, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Lorree Riley Counseling and Coaching
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Coaching, counseling and consulting for busy professionals striving to achieve mental and emotional wellness. Too often the anxiety and stress of life, career, self-image and identity leave us feeling confused, unfulfilled, unhappy and stuck. Your life is busy, you have everything you need but still, something is missing. We are not taught how to manage our mental and emotional health. We are left to figure it out on our own. It is critical to figure out what works for us, engages us and also what limits us so we can move through life with a strong sense of vision and purpose.
Coaching, counseling and consulting for busy professionals striving to achieve mental and emotional wellness. Too often the anxiety and stress of life, career, self-image and identity leave us feeling confused, unfulfilled, unhappy and stuck. Your life is busy, you have everything you need but still, something is missing. We are not taught how to manage our mental and emotional health. We are left to figure it out on our own. It is critical to figure out what works for us, engages us and also what limits us so we can move through life with a strong sense of vision and purpose.
(980) 417-1462 View (980) 417-1462
Photo of Lynne Beck, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Lynne Beck
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated? Are you feeling "stuck" in a negative pattern in your relationship? Counseling can help in sorting out current struggles and developing and practicing new strategies to help cope with current emotions, relationships, and life situations. Counseling assists with healing and achieving goals you have for yourself and for your relationships. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, abuse/trauma, couple/family relationships, relationship struggles, work/life balance, separation/divorce, loss/grief, parenting, self-esteem, and self-injury. View my website for more specific information.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated? Are you feeling "stuck" in a negative pattern in your relationship? Counseling can help in sorting out current struggles and developing and practicing new strategies to help cope with current emotions, relationships, and life situations. Counseling assists with healing and achieving goals you have for yourself and for your relationships. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, abuse/trauma, couple/family relationships, relationship struggles, work/life balance, separation/divorce, loss/grief, parenting, self-esteem, and self-injury. View my website for more specific information.
(980) 248-2316 View (980) 248-2316

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
61% Cigna and Evernorth

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.