Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Caroline Racher Turak, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Caroline Racher Turak
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Every child yearns to be seen, heard, and understood. My goal with our time is that your child feels more connected with their inner world and more confident in speaking for their needs. My style of counseling is particularly effective with children experiencing worries and having a hard time self-regulating and/or listening to their body. I want to support you (the care-taker) and your little one. Through our relationship, communication will improve, self-esteem will boost, we will practice mindfulness and autonomy, and problem solving. I have a specialty in building emotional intelligence in children with autoimmune disorders.
Every child yearns to be seen, heard, and understood. My goal with our time is that your child feels more connected with their inner world and more confident in speaking for their needs. My style of counseling is particularly effective with children experiencing worries and having a hard time self-regulating and/or listening to their body. I want to support you (the care-taker) and your little one. Through our relationship, communication will improve, self-esteem will boost, we will practice mindfulness and autonomy, and problem solving. I have a specialty in building emotional intelligence in children with autoimmune disorders.
(704) 312-4409 View (704) 312-4409
Photo of Russell Davenport, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Russell Davenport
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28208  (Online Only)
Howdy! I'm Russell Davenport, LPCA. My background in counseling ranges from working with clients in inpatient hospitals to providing intensive in-home services to families. I have worked with children ages 6+, adolescents (usually male), families, couples, and adults from various cultural backgrounds and situations. I have assisted clients with overcoming anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts; anger management and oppositional-defiant behaviors; strengthening and repairing relationships; decreasing risky adolescent behaviors; school issues; parenting skills; supervised visitation; and general phase of life concerns.
Howdy! I'm Russell Davenport, LPCA. My background in counseling ranges from working with clients in inpatient hospitals to providing intensive in-home services to families. I have worked with children ages 6+, adolescents (usually male), families, couples, and adults from various cultural backgrounds and situations. I have assisted clients with overcoming anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts; anger management and oppositional-defiant behaviors; strengthening and repairing relationships; decreasing risky adolescent behaviors; school issues; parenting skills; supervised visitation; and general phase of life concerns.
(980) 689-6416 View (980) 689-6416
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Kristen Pascal
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Whether you've tried therapy before or you're brand new to the process, taking these first steps can be nerve-wracking. Because of this, I believe that the safe, trusting environment and relationship built between therapist and client is at the core of this work. What’s most important to me is that you feel comfortable being yourself in therapy, and my goal is that you always feel heard, supported, and accepted. Therapy is different for everybody, and I want this process to be unique and personal to you and your needs.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Whether you've tried therapy before or you're brand new to the process, taking these first steps can be nerve-wracking. Because of this, I believe that the safe, trusting environment and relationship built between therapist and client is at the core of this work. What’s most important to me is that you feel comfortable being yourself in therapy, and my goal is that you always feel heard, supported, and accepted. Therapy is different for everybody, and I want this process to be unique and personal to you and your needs.
(704) 486-8190 x5 View (704) 486-8190 x5
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Ann Kreindler-Siegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCC, PLLC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
I have been in practice for more than thirty years and love what I do. I really enjoy working with people and my primary specialties are working with people with Eating Disorders, couples, family issues, and life issues that arise for people. I am also trained as a Somatic Experiencing Professional and work with people with anxiety, OCD, and all types of trauma. Trauma is defined as any emotionally overwhelming life experience and therefore encompasses many issues we deal with in life. I am known for my work in the Eating Disorder and trauma field.
I have been in practice for more than thirty years and love what I do. I really enjoy working with people and my primary specialties are working with people with Eating Disorders, couples, family issues, and life issues that arise for people. I am also trained as a Somatic Experiencing Professional and work with people with anxiety, OCD, and all types of trauma. Trauma is defined as any emotionally overwhelming life experience and therefore encompasses many issues we deal with in life. I am known for my work in the Eating Disorder and trauma field.
(704) 271-1059 View (704) 271-1059
Photo of Ray Castillo, Marriage & Family Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Ray Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28273
Everyone has a story! I am interested in yours because it matters. Regardless of how simple or deep it may be, we all deserve to be heard. I find it very rewarding working with individuals, couples and families in their recovery process. Utilizing effective techniques that will allow them the freedom to accomplish their goal of healing and recovery! I take it personal in providing my clients with an environment that is safe, where their voices are heard, empowered and without judgment.
Everyone has a story! I am interested in yours because it matters. Regardless of how simple or deep it may be, we all deserve to be heard. I find it very rewarding working with individuals, couples and families in their recovery process. Utilizing effective techniques that will allow them the freedom to accomplish their goal of healing and recovery! I take it personal in providing my clients with an environment that is safe, where their voices are heard, empowered and without judgment.
(980) 236-1660 View (980) 236-1660
Photo of Melissa Rodríguez, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Melissa Rodríguez
Counselor, MA, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
As you take in these words, I want you to picture the kind of change that lies ahead—the kind that gently guides you away from those endless nights of tossing and turning, from the heaviness of your struggles. Recovery isn't just a distant goal; it's a step-by-step journey toward rediscovering peace and connection. Think of me as your companion on this path. (Spanish) Mientras lee, espero que visualice cómo se sentirá la recuperación después de incontables noches de insomnio y angustia. El proceso de sanación requiere acción y estoy aquí para ayudarte a descrubrir la paz y conexión que podrías tener contigo misma(o).
As you take in these words, I want you to picture the kind of change that lies ahead—the kind that gently guides you away from those endless nights of tossing and turning, from the heaviness of your struggles. Recovery isn't just a distant goal; it's a step-by-step journey toward rediscovering peace and connection. Think of me as your companion on this path. (Spanish) Mientras lee, espero que visualice cómo se sentirá la recuperación después de incontables noches de insomnio y angustia. El proceso de sanación requiere acción y estoy aquí para ayudarte a descrubrir la paz y conexión que podrías tener contigo misma(o).
(704) 753-8643 View (704) 753-8643
Photo of Anita Badillo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Anita Badillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you achieve whatever success looks like for you. Often, reaching our goals can seem daunting and even anxiety-provoking. Let’s tackle this together! I have worked in community mental health, outpatient, inpatient, volunteer, and primary care settings. I have experience helping clients who have had various concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, trauma, life change adjustments, adoption, substance use, and aging family members. HOURS: M-F 10am - 4pm. Weekend hours available on 1st and 3rd weekends of the each month.
My goal is to help you achieve whatever success looks like for you. Often, reaching our goals can seem daunting and even anxiety-provoking. Let’s tackle this together! I have worked in community mental health, outpatient, inpatient, volunteer, and primary care settings. I have experience helping clients who have had various concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, trauma, life change adjustments, adoption, substance use, and aging family members. HOURS: M-F 10am - 4pm. Weekend hours available on 1st and 3rd weekends of the each month.
(980) 261-3921 View (980) 261-3921
Photo of Andres Ruiz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Andres Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Do you feel persistently overwhelmed, as if you're fighting an uphill battle with your mental health? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to navigate life's ups and downs with serenity? Are you striving for a harmonious balance between personal life, career, and self-care? Have you ever felt like "something's wrong" but can't quite ever identify what it is, or where that feeling is coming from? I am dedicated to helping people from all walks of life better cope with stress and anxiety without compromising their drive for success.
Do you feel persistently overwhelmed, as if you're fighting an uphill battle with your mental health? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to navigate life's ups and downs with serenity? Are you striving for a harmonious balance between personal life, career, and self-care? Have you ever felt like "something's wrong" but can't quite ever identify what it is, or where that feeling is coming from? I am dedicated to helping people from all walks of life better cope with stress and anxiety without compromising their drive for success.
(704) 327-6545 View (704) 327-6545
Photo of Che'Landra Moore-Quarles, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Che'Landra Moore-Quarles
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCAS-A, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I understand that it takes courage to begin the process of therapy. My goal is to provide compassionate, supportive and non-judgmental counseling in a safe and nurturing environment. I use both professional and personal experiences to help individuals reach goals. I realize life can be difficult and we may feel alone in our problems. I believe clients enter therapy with a desire for change and willingness to take on a journey of self discovery. I support the client in entering this process in whatever way feels right for them.
I understand that it takes courage to begin the process of therapy. My goal is to provide compassionate, supportive and non-judgmental counseling in a safe and nurturing environment. I use both professional and personal experiences to help individuals reach goals. I realize life can be difficult and we may feel alone in our problems. I believe clients enter therapy with a desire for change and willingness to take on a journey of self discovery. I support the client in entering this process in whatever way feels right for them.
(980) 295-1063 View (980) 295-1063
Photo of Jason Pearce, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Jason Pearce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
I am retired Army officer and a licensed and board certified clinical social worker.
I am retired Army officer and a licensed and board certified clinical social worker.
(980) 983-6420 View (980) 983-6420
Photo of Hannah M. (Lgbtq+ Therapist), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Hannah M. (Lgbtq+ Therapist)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Empathic. Easygoing. Humorist. You create happiness for others, but you struggle to find your own bliss. The mask of being the happy-go-lucky friend is tiring. It's beginning to wear you down. You're always expected to bring the jokes. But, it feels like your pain is fake & unworthy of being heard. Putting the sarcasm & punchlines aside can be foreign & painful when you're so used to always bringing the wit to the table. You deserve to give yourself permission to prioritize your needs & set boundaries. Now is the time to heal the pain you've been avoiding. I will help you find joy again with some laughs along the way.
Empathic. Easygoing. Humorist. You create happiness for others, but you struggle to find your own bliss. The mask of being the happy-go-lucky friend is tiring. It's beginning to wear you down. You're always expected to bring the jokes. But, it feels like your pain is fake & unworthy of being heard. Putting the sarcasm & punchlines aside can be foreign & painful when you're so used to always bringing the wit to the table. You deserve to give yourself permission to prioritize your needs & set boundaries. Now is the time to heal the pain you've been avoiding. I will help you find joy again with some laughs along the way.
(704) 237-6609 View (704) 237-6609
Photo of Steven Clemons Jr, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Steven Clemons Jr
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MAMFC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Life is unpredictable and often takes unexpected twists and turns. I strive to create a safe and warm environment in order to help you through life challenges, such as life-transitions, anxiety, emetophobia, depression, anger, low self-image, spiritual concerns, grief and loss, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and trauma. I utilize compassion, experience, and straightforwardness, working in collaboration with your willingness and motivation to change in a dynamic combination. I enjoy integrating theology and spirituality into counseling as desired by clients. Clients working with me are ready for healing, growth, and change that is long-term.
Life is unpredictable and often takes unexpected twists and turns. I strive to create a safe and warm environment in order to help you through life challenges, such as life-transitions, anxiety, emetophobia, depression, anger, low self-image, spiritual concerns, grief and loss, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and trauma. I utilize compassion, experience, and straightforwardness, working in collaboration with your willingness and motivation to change in a dynamic combination. I enjoy integrating theology and spirituality into counseling as desired by clients. Clients working with me are ready for healing, growth, and change that is long-term.
(704) 802-1765 x1114 View (704) 802-1765 x1114
Photo of Sabrina A Huff, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Sabrina A Huff
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
As a therapist, I believe the dynamic between the client and the counselor is the most important aspect of the therapeutic journey, where the client serves as the master of their own life. Diversity is important and I value the aspects of ourselves that make us individually us. I strive to normalize the human experience and foster space that includes unconditional positive regard, connection, empowerment, looking at the client as a whole, and empathy.
As a therapist, I believe the dynamic between the client and the counselor is the most important aspect of the therapeutic journey, where the client serves as the master of their own life. Diversity is important and I value the aspects of ourselves that make us individually us. I strive to normalize the human experience and foster space that includes unconditional positive regard, connection, empowerment, looking at the client as a whole, and empathy.
(980) 447-5176 View (980) 447-5176
Photo of Brian Robertson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Brian Robertson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Not accepting new clients
My name is Brian Robertson, but most people just call me Rob. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has experience as an EMDR therapist specializing in treating complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and borderline personality disorder. I also have experience in treating victims of sex trafficking, military combat trauma, and victims of ritual abuse and programming (cults). I am also a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, as well as a member of the ISSTD Special Interest Group for the Treatment of Organized and Extreme Abuse.
My name is Brian Robertson, but most people just call me Rob. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has experience as an EMDR therapist specializing in treating complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and borderline personality disorder. I also have experience in treating victims of sex trafficking, military combat trauma, and victims of ritual abuse and programming (cults). I am also a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, as well as a member of the ISSTD Special Interest Group for the Treatment of Organized and Extreme Abuse.
(704) 610-0271 x1723 View (704) 610-0271 x1723
Photo of Jayme E Yodice, Psychological Associate in Charlotte, NC
Jayme E Yodice
Psychological Associate, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Current availability for adult therapy: Openings on Mondays at 1 and 2 PM, Thursdays at 1 PM. My passion is helping adults find their pathway to better mental & physical health. I like to develop a clear idea from the beginning of our work together as to what our goals will be, whether they be specific symptom reduction or exploring life transitions, improving relationships, healing from grief, or helping clients maintain changes in areas where they have been unsuccessful in the past. I also provide psychoeducational evaluations. Our online calendar for Early Kindergarten assessment is now live on our site.
Current availability for adult therapy: Openings on Mondays at 1 and 2 PM, Thursdays at 1 PM. My passion is helping adults find their pathway to better mental & physical health. I like to develop a clear idea from the beginning of our work together as to what our goals will be, whether they be specific symptom reduction or exploring life transitions, improving relationships, healing from grief, or helping clients maintain changes in areas where they have been unsuccessful in the past. I also provide psychoeducational evaluations. Our online calendar for Early Kindergarten assessment is now live on our site.
(704) 869-2407 View (704) 869-2407
Photo of Rebecca G Weisenthal, Psychologist in Charlotte, NC
Rebecca G Weisenthal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
I have more than 20+ years experience as a psychologist treating adults of all ages. My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, depression and anxiety management; bipolar disorder; grief and loss issues; issues related to life transitions; and diversity issues. I provide clinical services based upon empirically validated approaches to therapy that have a proven track record of effectiveness. I will work to assist clients in developing coping skills and increased knowledge regarding self-care for psychological and psychiatric difficulties. I bring a passion to clinical work based on my experience in a variety of community settings.
I have more than 20+ years experience as a psychologist treating adults of all ages. My areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, depression and anxiety management; bipolar disorder; grief and loss issues; issues related to life transitions; and diversity issues. I provide clinical services based upon empirically validated approaches to therapy that have a proven track record of effectiveness. I will work to assist clients in developing coping skills and increased knowledge regarding self-care for psychological and psychiatric difficulties. I bring a passion to clinical work based on my experience in a variety of community settings.
(704) 710-8273 View (704) 710-8273
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Sejal Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Sejal Patel. I am a LMFT in North and South Carolina and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. My greatest strength is my innate compassion, empathy, and creative ability to present information tactfully that empowers my clients' autonomy.
Hi, my name is Sejal Patel. I am a LMFT in North and South Carolina and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. My greatest strength is my innate compassion, empathy, and creative ability to present information tactfully that empowers my clients' autonomy.
(704) 610-3158 View (704) 610-3158
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Balanced Being Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
I've worked with individuals from many walks of life throughout my years of practice most of whom have experienced trauma and struggle with mood instability, anxiety, personality disorders, and/or attachment and relationship disruption. Most of my clients are some combination of neurodivergent, queer, trans, non-monogamous, and/or kinky. My practice is driven by a deeply held belief in the power of relationships to cultivate positive change and healing. This begins with the therapeutic relationship which I give ongoing attention and priority to as maintaining the therapeutic alliance is essential for successful treatment.
I've worked with individuals from many walks of life throughout my years of practice most of whom have experienced trauma and struggle with mood instability, anxiety, personality disorders, and/or attachment and relationship disruption. Most of my clients are some combination of neurodivergent, queer, trans, non-monogamous, and/or kinky. My practice is driven by a deeply held belief in the power of relationships to cultivate positive change and healing. This begins with the therapeutic relationship which I give ongoing attention and priority to as maintaining the therapeutic alliance is essential for successful treatment.
(704) 389-5929 View (704) 389-5929
Photo of Ashlyn Baker, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Ashlyn Baker
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You don't have to feel alone. Seeking counseling can feel intimidating. I specialize in working with members of the autism and LGBTQ+ communities (I am autistic and queer myself). If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, or identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, it's important that you find someone with lived experience. I delight in partnering with clients who are exploring their identity and working through the human process of self-acceptance and self-love.
You don't have to feel alone. Seeking counseling can feel intimidating. I specialize in working with members of the autism and LGBTQ+ communities (I am autistic and queer myself). If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, or identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, it's important that you find someone with lived experience. I delight in partnering with clients who are exploring their identity and working through the human process of self-acceptance and self-love.
(980) 389-8466 View (980) 389-8466
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Art of Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Not accepting new clients
Art of Wellness ensures that our clinical practice focuses on lifestyle medicine treatment approach to achieve balance of the mind, body, and soul. If traditional prescription and talk therapy alone is not working for you, then you are in the right place. Art of Wellness provides natural, holistic solution to address your mental health needs and you as a whole person. Not only will you feel immediate relief of symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other unwanted symptoms, you will address the root cause and transform your life experience.
Art of Wellness ensures that our clinical practice focuses on lifestyle medicine treatment approach to achieve balance of the mind, body, and soul. If traditional prescription and talk therapy alone is not working for you, then you are in the right place. Art of Wellness provides natural, holistic solution to address your mental health needs and you as a whole person. Not only will you feel immediate relief of symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other unwanted symptoms, you will address the root cause and transform your life experience.
(267) 338-3047 View (267) 338-3047

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Charlotte, NC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Charlotte, NC see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Charlotte?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.