Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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J. Michelle Daley
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Therapy can feel like a scary step to take. Even more it can be a struggle to just share one's needs/stories. Which is why Diego and I work with each of our Clients in making that fear go away and assisting everyone in feeling comfortable and at ease. One of the first priorities I focus on is working with that fear, that uncomfortable feeling--It Gets Better. Diego is an amazing asset to this team as he will provide comfort to those who experience anxiety during therapy. He can provide decompression for those working through trauma or those experiencing sensory challenges.
Therapy can feel like a scary step to take. Even more it can be a struggle to just share one's needs/stories. Which is why Diego and I work with each of our Clients in making that fear go away and assisting everyone in feeling comfortable and at ease. One of the first priorities I focus on is working with that fear, that uncomfortable feeling--It Gets Better. Diego is an amazing asset to this team as he will provide comfort to those who experience anxiety during therapy. He can provide decompression for those working through trauma or those experiencing sensory challenges.
(980) 270-2140 View (980) 270-2140
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Twanetta Antoniette Roseman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LCAS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
My background includes providing individual and group counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Populations I have experience working with are; Substance Abuse, Mental and Behavioral Health, HIV/AIDS, Chronic Homelessness, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, and Severe Psychosis. I offer supportive therapy, case management, and substance abuse/mental health assessments and therapy. I subscribe to a Cognitive Behavioral approach to counseling integrated with techniques and concepts from Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I also incorporate the wellness model into my counseling approach.
My background includes providing individual and group counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Populations I have experience working with are; Substance Abuse, Mental and Behavioral Health, HIV/AIDS, Chronic Homelessness, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, and Severe Psychosis. I offer supportive therapy, case management, and substance abuse/mental health assessments and therapy. I subscribe to a Cognitive Behavioral approach to counseling integrated with techniques and concepts from Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I also incorporate the wellness model into my counseling approach.
(980) 319-1519 View (980) 319-1519
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Trauma Eating Disorder Anxiety Recovery Laura Saune
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m a multicultural EMDR therapist who specializes in trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. My goal is to help you live more fully, have confidence in your self-worth, and have more peace in body and mind. Maybe you feel overwhelmed and unsafe in the world around you? Maybe you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Perhaps you’ve tried many things to stop obsessive thoughts and gain control, yet you are tired. If you are struggling and feel stuck, maybe it’s time to get some help. Let’s work together to develop a plan that will help you feel more stable and confident in navigating life.
Welcome! I’m a multicultural EMDR therapist who specializes in trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. My goal is to help you live more fully, have confidence in your self-worth, and have more peace in body and mind. Maybe you feel overwhelmed and unsafe in the world around you? Maybe you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Perhaps you’ve tried many things to stop obsessive thoughts and gain control, yet you are tired. If you are struggling and feel stuck, maybe it’s time to get some help. Let’s work together to develop a plan that will help you feel more stable and confident in navigating life.
(704) 703-7269 View (704) 703-7269
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Audra Westbrook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hi, welcome to my corner of understanding and growth. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I'm deeply committed to fostering healing and empowerment in the lives of my clients. Whether you're navigating life transitions, managing anxiety or depression, battling addiction, experiencing grief, or seeking to enhance your relationships, I'm here to offer guidance and support every step of the way. I also specialize in working with older adults and the unique challenges of this life stage.
Hi, welcome to my corner of understanding and growth. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I'm deeply committed to fostering healing and empowerment in the lives of my clients. Whether you're navigating life transitions, managing anxiety or depression, battling addiction, experiencing grief, or seeking to enhance your relationships, I'm here to offer guidance and support every step of the way. I also specialize in working with older adults and the unique challenges of this life stage.
(980) 577-0925 View (980) 577-0925
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Tiffany L. Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
Not accepting new clients
Hello! Are you ready to heal and pursue the life you desire? Are you tired of feeling stuck, fatigued, overwhelmed, or angry? Are you followed by painful memories and hurtful life experiences? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am here to support you. I equip my clients with techniques to reduce emotional suffering from anxiety, trauma wounds, depression, unhelpful thoughts, and relationship issues. Together we create a healthy foundation to release distressing emotions, reduce reactivity to triggers, improve stress management, and enhance your overall well-being.
Hello! Are you ready to heal and pursue the life you desire? Are you tired of feeling stuck, fatigued, overwhelmed, or angry? Are you followed by painful memories and hurtful life experiences? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am here to support you. I equip my clients with techniques to reduce emotional suffering from anxiety, trauma wounds, depression, unhelpful thoughts, and relationship issues. Together we create a healthy foundation to release distressing emotions, reduce reactivity to triggers, improve stress management, and enhance your overall well-being.
(704) 703-6944 View (704) 703-6944
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Anna Marchese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
*Accepting new clients!* For those who are ready to go inward. We spend so much time looking for answers outside of ourselves. I'm here to guide you to the answers and healing available within YOU.
*Accepting new clients!* For those who are ready to go inward. We spend so much time looking for answers outside of ourselves. I'm here to guide you to the answers and healing available within YOU.
(980) 217-2454 View (980) 217-2454
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Jasmine Johnson
Counselor, MA , LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
My name is Jasmine Johnson, Owner of In Tune Creative Counseling, PLLC, where we specialize in creating safe spaces just for you. I help clients overcome emotional and mental challenges, while feeling supported and accepted right where they are . Whether you feel stuck in a never-ending cycle, not quite sure of the reasons behind your responses, or you are experiencing unpleasant emotions and thoughts, I am here to tell you that you don’t have to do this alone. I enjoy helping clients gain insights into themselves, tackle unhelpful thoughts, heal from trauma, learn new coping skills and create a safe space for self-expression.
My name is Jasmine Johnson, Owner of In Tune Creative Counseling, PLLC, where we specialize in creating safe spaces just for you. I help clients overcome emotional and mental challenges, while feeling supported and accepted right where they are . Whether you feel stuck in a never-ending cycle, not quite sure of the reasons behind your responses, or you are experiencing unpleasant emotions and thoughts, I am here to tell you that you don’t have to do this alone. I enjoy helping clients gain insights into themselves, tackle unhelpful thoughts, heal from trauma, learn new coping skills and create a safe space for self-expression.
(704) 343-8466 View (704) 343-8466
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Dr. Steve R Benson
Licensed Professional Counselor, DEd Min, MAC, MDiv, LCMHC-S, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269
Everyone has a story. . . of joy and sorrow, love and sadness, wounds and healing. Everyone's story is sacred and waiting to be discovered. But often we struggle to read our story because of depression, anxiety, past pains, or relational difficulties. My vision is to enable people to experience God's powerful grace in order to live in true freedom, transformation and discovery. I provide a pathway for people struggling on the journey to find hope for their broken hearts, healing for their wounds, and a hiding place to wrestle with the grace of God.
Everyone has a story. . . of joy and sorrow, love and sadness, wounds and healing. Everyone's story is sacred and waiting to be discovered. But often we struggle to read our story because of depression, anxiety, past pains, or relational difficulties. My vision is to enable people to experience God's powerful grace in order to live in true freedom, transformation and discovery. I provide a pathway for people struggling on the journey to find hope for their broken hearts, healing for their wounds, and a hiding place to wrestle with the grace of God.
(704) 550-4792 View (704) 550-4792
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Sarah Bishop
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We have all experienced life challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or disconnected. As a therapist, my passion in life is to partner with clients to support them in feeling empowered to live life more confidently. My goal is always to create a warm, inclusive, and supportive environment where clients can feel safe to express their thoughts and feelings without filters. I love working with clients of all backgrounds who are coping with challenges due to neurodiversity, chronic illness, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and more.
We have all experienced life challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or disconnected. As a therapist, my passion in life is to partner with clients to support them in feeling empowered to live life more confidently. My goal is always to create a warm, inclusive, and supportive environment where clients can feel safe to express their thoughts and feelings without filters. I love working with clients of all backgrounds who are coping with challenges due to neurodiversity, chronic illness, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and more.
(704) 228-9623 View (704) 228-9623
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Amit Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Book with me now by clicking on my website. Are you skeptical? Have other therapists not been able to help? I am proven, non-conventional therapist and excel in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, abuse of any kind, or dealing with relationship issues to name a few. I take a radical healing approach through targeted therapies helping you to overcome issues and capitalize on the opportunity provided by the universe to get back to the joy of living. Practicing with care, compassion and empathy are my hallmarks. I welcome all who wish to catalyze positive change in their lives.
Book with me now by clicking on my website. Are you skeptical? Have other therapists not been able to help? I am proven, non-conventional therapist and excel in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, abuse of any kind, or dealing with relationship issues to name a few. I take a radical healing approach through targeted therapies helping you to overcome issues and capitalize on the opportunity provided by the universe to get back to the joy of living. Practicing with care, compassion and empathy are my hallmarks. I welcome all who wish to catalyze positive change in their lives.
(704) 459-6687 View (704) 459-6687
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Sherika Elliot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
Sherika Elliott is a licensed clinical social worker. Working collaboratively, Sherika helps patients identify the stressors posing a barrier to their quality of life. From there, she helps patients identify the root causes of these issues and identify any behaviors that may be perpetuating the problem. Sherika sees her role as being there to assist the patient and offering accountability for change. In the session, Sherika takes her time establishing the therapeutic relationship, listening to each individual’s concerns, symptoms, and struggles. Her goal is to spread the love so her patients’ hearts can be touched by insight .
Sherika Elliott is a licensed clinical social worker. Working collaboratively, Sherika helps patients identify the stressors posing a barrier to their quality of life. From there, she helps patients identify the root causes of these issues and identify any behaviors that may be perpetuating the problem. Sherika sees her role as being there to assist the patient and offering accountability for change. In the session, Sherika takes her time establishing the therapeutic relationship, listening to each individual’s concerns, symptoms, and struggles. Her goal is to spread the love so her patients’ hearts can be touched by insight .
(704) 237-6577 View (704) 237-6577
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Adina Godette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Adina Godette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Therapist with 4 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping individuals go through (not get over!) their life transitions. Adina specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, trauma, and major life adjustments. Adina completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Adina Godette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Therapist with 4 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping individuals go through (not get over!) their life transitions. Adina specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, trauma, and major life adjustments. Adina completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
(704) 327-3793 View (704) 327-3793
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Cross Culture Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Having trouble sleeping, and/or worried all the time? Does it seem you get angry over the smallest thing? Or having trouble trusting others? Traumas experienced throughout our lives can show up in our daily lives in many different ways and will look different in everyone. Maybe it's constant worry about anything and everything or bouts of sadness that seems to come from nowhere. Maybe you've been feeling this way for a few months or it's been years, but the feelings don't seem to resolve themselves.
Having trouble sleeping, and/or worried all the time? Does it seem you get angry over the smallest thing? Or having trouble trusting others? Traumas experienced throughout our lives can show up in our daily lives in many different ways and will look different in everyone. Maybe it's constant worry about anything and everything or bouts of sadness that seems to come from nowhere. Maybe you've been feeling this way for a few months or it's been years, but the feelings don't seem to resolve themselves.
(704) 271-2066 View (704) 271-2066
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Shanita Burgess
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
You deserve to be free from anxiety and depression that keeps thoughts running through your mind all day long. Imagine how your life would change if you didn't have to experience the sadness that keeps you unmotivated and leads to you beating yourself up? I imagine when you're at work or at home, you may look like you're doing fine to everyone else, but inside you feel overwhelmed and consumed with negativity. Sometimes your feelings may even have your self esteem in a rough place leaving you feeling hopeless. The best thing about this is that anxiety and depression can be managed through empathy, effort, & a few techniques.
You deserve to be free from anxiety and depression that keeps thoughts running through your mind all day long. Imagine how your life would change if you didn't have to experience the sadness that keeps you unmotivated and leads to you beating yourself up? I imagine when you're at work or at home, you may look like you're doing fine to everyone else, but inside you feel overwhelmed and consumed with negativity. Sometimes your feelings may even have your self esteem in a rough place leaving you feeling hopeless. The best thing about this is that anxiety and depression can be managed through empathy, effort, & a few techniques.
(704) 350-2678 View (704) 350-2678
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Teresia Medley-Hood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Teresia! Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends or co-workers? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help people just like you manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance.
Hi there, I'm Teresia! Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends or co-workers? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help people just like you manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance.
(704) 452-4954 View (704) 452-4954
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Olivia Sessions
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
Often times we approach a point in life where we just need to reset. Have you experienced difficulty moving forward, being accepted or finding your way in new spaces? Do you find yourself with racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and consistent overthinking. Do you need to learn how to set safe boundaries and walk in a path full of promise? Are you ready to break free from toxic thought patterns and negative self-talk? Do you want to embrace and believe the statement "I am enough"? If anxiety, fear, depression, or shame have been thoughts you've had over the past month. It's time for change and change starts here.
Often times we approach a point in life where we just need to reset. Have you experienced difficulty moving forward, being accepted or finding your way in new spaces? Do you find yourself with racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and consistent overthinking. Do you need to learn how to set safe boundaries and walk in a path full of promise? Are you ready to break free from toxic thought patterns and negative self-talk? Do you want to embrace and believe the statement "I am enough"? If anxiety, fear, depression, or shame have been thoughts you've had over the past month. It's time for change and change starts here.
(704) 610-1556 View (704) 610-1556
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Tiara Fetherson
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, BS, MFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner facing challenges in your relationship? Is communication strained, trust broken, or intimacy fading? As a relationship coach, I specialize in guiding couples through these difficulties to rediscover love and connection. With personalized support, I'll empower you with effective communication tools, facilitate emotional healing, and help rebuild trust. Together, we'll work towards your goals of strengthening your bond, reigniting passion, and creating a resilient partnership. Book a session with me today to embark on a journey towards a happier and healthier relationship.
Are you and your partner facing challenges in your relationship? Is communication strained, trust broken, or intimacy fading? As a relationship coach, I specialize in guiding couples through these difficulties to rediscover love and connection. With personalized support, I'll empower you with effective communication tools, facilitate emotional healing, and help rebuild trust. Together, we'll work towards your goals of strengthening your bond, reigniting passion, and creating a resilient partnership. Book a session with me today to embark on a journey towards a happier and healthier relationship.
(704) 703-7353 View (704) 703-7353
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Sarah Hastings
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
You have already taken the first step by looking into therapy, and I am so glad you're here! Whether this is your first time looking into therapy or you are jumping back in, I would be honored to work with you. Life's obstacles can create a tangled web of emotions: fear, stress, frustration, despair, and more. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, work-life balance, or exploring our identity- sometimes, we need a supportive space to help us navigate these challenges and the emotions that come with them. Therapy provides that safe environment so we can grow from those challenges using evidence-based interventions.
You have already taken the first step by looking into therapy, and I am so glad you're here! Whether this is your first time looking into therapy or you are jumping back in, I would be honored to work with you. Life's obstacles can create a tangled web of emotions: fear, stress, frustration, despair, and more. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, work-life balance, or exploring our identity- sometimes, we need a supportive space to help us navigate these challenges and the emotions that come with them. Therapy provides that safe environment so we can grow from those challenges using evidence-based interventions.
(980) 372-2008 View (980) 372-2008
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Emily Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
Life is full of many unexpected changes and challenges. I believe that when someone is experiencing a difficult life event, there is the opportunity for growth. But all too often, this event can consume and control us. If you are looking at this site, my guess is that you can relate to these words, and are seeking the help and support to be able to move forward in a positive and fulfilled way. I offer an empathic, supportive and non-judgemental approach to therapy with the goal of helping you, the individual, feel both secure and confident to make the changes that you desire.
Life is full of many unexpected changes and challenges. I believe that when someone is experiencing a difficult life event, there is the opportunity for growth. But all too often, this event can consume and control us. If you are looking at this site, my guess is that you can relate to these words, and are seeking the help and support to be able to move forward in a positive and fulfilled way. I offer an empathic, supportive and non-judgemental approach to therapy with the goal of helping you, the individual, feel both secure and confident to make the changes that you desire.
(860) 359-8112 View (860) 359-8112
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Jennifer Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
I am passionate about working with children and their families to collaborate together to make a strong impact to promote healing and improve family functioning. I work with children of all ages, as well as support parents, who may experience difficult situations or experiences in their lives such as adoption, ADHD, anxiety, Autism, emotional and behavioral issues, school disruption, and trauma. I specialize in using play therapy to help children learn to self-regulate, improve executive functioning, increase self-esteem, deal with trauma, increase social skills, and develop positive relationships.
I am passionate about working with children and their families to collaborate together to make a strong impact to promote healing and improve family functioning. I work with children of all ages, as well as support parents, who may experience difficult situations or experiences in their lives such as adoption, ADHD, anxiety, Autism, emotional and behavioral issues, school disruption, and trauma. I specialize in using play therapy to help children learn to self-regulate, improve executive functioning, increase self-esteem, deal with trauma, increase social skills, and develop positive relationships.
(704) 286-8475 x103 View (704) 286-8475 x103

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
86% Depression
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
68% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
63% 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.