Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Jennifer Brigman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269
Hello and welcome! I'm a licensed mental health counselor and registered nurse with over 17 years of experience helping people and couples (ages 18-103) navigate the complexities of their lives. I have advanced training in multiple and diverse individual and relationship trauma treatment modalities. I specialize in helping adults with complex trauma, developed either in childhood due to a toxic family of origin, or as the result of a dysfunctional adult relationship. I am an expert in narcissistic abuse recovery and codependency.
Hello and welcome! I'm a licensed mental health counselor and registered nurse with over 17 years of experience helping people and couples (ages 18-103) navigate the complexities of their lives. I have advanced training in multiple and diverse individual and relationship trauma treatment modalities. I specialize in helping adults with complex trauma, developed either in childhood due to a toxic family of origin, or as the result of a dysfunctional adult relationship. I am an expert in narcissistic abuse recovery and codependency.
(980) 944-8839 View (980) 944-8839
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Sherri S Murchison-Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I'm Sherri Murchison-Green and I have extensive experience in diagnosing, treating, and providing therapeutic interventions to a diverse population of patients,including adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive needs assessments and join my patients in creating goal oriented,individualized treatment plans. My patients achieve stability, wellness, and self sufficiency through use of supportive and innovative treatment modalities. I am a strong promoter of family and community integration in meeting the needs of my patients.
I'm Sherri Murchison-Green and I have extensive experience in diagnosing, treating, and providing therapeutic interventions to a diverse population of patients,including adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive needs assessments and join my patients in creating goal oriented,individualized treatment plans. My patients achieve stability, wellness, and self sufficiency through use of supportive and innovative treatment modalities. I am a strong promoter of family and community integration in meeting the needs of my patients.
(704) 931-5129 View (704) 931-5129
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Kiara Grier
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
I believe that each individual possess the ability achieve health and balance in their life and relationships. I view the counseling relationship as an equal partnership, to help the client navigate life changes, difficult relationships, and restore mental health. I desire to empower clients along the journey of self-awareness and congruency.
I believe that each individual possess the ability achieve health and balance in their life and relationships. I view the counseling relationship as an equal partnership, to help the client navigate life changes, difficult relationships, and restore mental health. I desire to empower clients along the journey of self-awareness and congruency.
(704) 741-9478 View (704) 741-9478
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Pinnacle Point Supportive Services.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LCAS, NPBC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28208
Pinnacle Point Supportive Services, LLC is an agency that provides services to individuals in need. Our goal is to assist individuals in achieving optimal mental, physical, and spiritual health through various supportive services. We want to help individuals and families learn different techniques to assist them in every aspect of their life. We strive to help each individual we encounter to go from one place to another. We will use skill building, anger management, and reality based approaches to help the people we serve get from the place they are in life to the place where they need to be.
Pinnacle Point Supportive Services, LLC is an agency that provides services to individuals in need. Our goal is to assist individuals in achieving optimal mental, physical, and spiritual health through various supportive services. We want to help individuals and families learn different techniques to assist them in every aspect of their life. We strive to help each individual we encounter to go from one place to another. We will use skill building, anger management, and reality based approaches to help the people we serve get from the place they are in life to the place where they need to be.
(704) 893-1948 View (704) 893-1948
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Walker Behavioral Healthcare, LLC
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA, LPCA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
As individuals with lives in constant flux, it can seem strange and feel scary to ask for assistance from other. Despite that fear, when we take that step and seek assistance in life, we open ourselves to wonderful possibilities and opportunities for growth and change. As a Counselor, I find personal growth can flow both ways during therapy. learn more about others and our respective worlds that empowers us to push past barriers that we thought were impossible to breach. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I find great joy in working towards change and growth for not only members of the community but our allies as well.
As individuals with lives in constant flux, it can seem strange and feel scary to ask for assistance from other. Despite that fear, when we take that step and seek assistance in life, we open ourselves to wonderful possibilities and opportunities for growth and change. As a Counselor, I find personal growth can flow both ways during therapy. learn more about others and our respective worlds that empowers us to push past barriers that we thought were impossible to breach. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I find great joy in working towards change and growth for not only members of the community but our allies as well.
(980) 351-7572 View (980) 351-7572
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Brandi Wilson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28273  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Brandi Wilson and I get it. You want a therapist that will hear you out, help you gain insight into your issues and also provide guidance on what to do next. You're not very clear on how to help yourself and you ended up here looking for support. This is where I come in! I specialize in working with adults looking to heal from internal and relational dysfunction. This person will have a hard time articulating their emotions in relationships, or understanding some of their responses when feeling overwhelmed or stressed. My work in therapy provides a structured way of understanding how you got here and how to move beyond.
Hi, I'm Brandi Wilson and I get it. You want a therapist that will hear you out, help you gain insight into your issues and also provide guidance on what to do next. You're not very clear on how to help yourself and you ended up here looking for support. This is where I come in! I specialize in working with adults looking to heal from internal and relational dysfunction. This person will have a hard time articulating their emotions in relationships, or understanding some of their responses when feeling overwhelmed or stressed. My work in therapy provides a structured way of understanding how you got here and how to move beyond.
(314) 916-3103 View (314) 916-3103
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Kenzie Mizell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Relationships are hard and the struggles we experience can be complex. We don’t always understand or have the words to explain what's going on in our lives- but we know we aren't feeling how we want to. The traditional approach to therapy can be intimidating and at times, hard to understand. In my sessions, we will build our relationship with humor and compassion. I believe that everyone's problems are unique. I'm here to help guide you to discover the best ways to heal in your situation. I am passionate in helping couples, families and individuals heal through reframing and normalizing your conflicts while creating new experiences.
Relationships are hard and the struggles we experience can be complex. We don’t always understand or have the words to explain what's going on in our lives- but we know we aren't feeling how we want to. The traditional approach to therapy can be intimidating and at times, hard to understand. In my sessions, we will build our relationship with humor and compassion. I believe that everyone's problems are unique. I'm here to help guide you to discover the best ways to heal in your situation. I am passionate in helping couples, families and individuals heal through reframing and normalizing your conflicts while creating new experiences.
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Shukairo 'shay' Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Young, old, rich or poor--- it does not matter your struggle as my virtual doors are open to assist you in achieving optimal wellness. I believe in meeting you where you are and offers therapy and wellness services in the office, home, community and schools. From the child struggling with ADHD, anxiety, or defiance problems to the adult grappling with depression, suicidal thoughts, or marital problems; to the elderly client mentally struggling with losing their independence or limited mobility, I strive to provide seamless and personally meaningful treatment and care.
Young, old, rich or poor--- it does not matter your struggle as my virtual doors are open to assist you in achieving optimal wellness. I believe in meeting you where you are and offers therapy and wellness services in the office, home, community and schools. From the child struggling with ADHD, anxiety, or defiance problems to the adult grappling with depression, suicidal thoughts, or marital problems; to the elderly client mentally struggling with losing their independence or limited mobility, I strive to provide seamless and personally meaningful treatment and care.
(704) 286-8446 View (704) 286-8446
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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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Tara Jubanowsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
My passion has always been working with children and families impacted by life changing health issues. An ideal patient is an individual who is recently diagnosed with a condition such as cancer or major health issues including life threatening conditions and chronic pain. I specialize in treating medical trauma, anxiety, depression as well as grief, loss, and bereavement.
My passion has always been working with children and families impacted by life changing health issues. An ideal patient is an individual who is recently diagnosed with a condition such as cancer or major health issues including life threatening conditions and chronic pain. I specialize in treating medical trauma, anxiety, depression as well as grief, loss, and bereavement.
(984) 265-8755 View (984) 265-8755
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Ashley Black
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
As a therapist since 2015, I believe whole heartedly that true and lasting change comes from looking at the whole system, not just one part. I work with clients to bring about transformation through emotional healing, behavioral change, brain health, spiritual encouragement, and social support. I have completed training in EMDR, a therapy designed to treat trauma and PTSD. I am also specialized in brain health and am a certified brain health coach through the Amen Clinic. My office is a safe space for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual identities.
As a therapist since 2015, I believe whole heartedly that true and lasting change comes from looking at the whole system, not just one part. I work with clients to bring about transformation through emotional healing, behavioral change, brain health, spiritual encouragement, and social support. I have completed training in EMDR, a therapy designed to treat trauma and PTSD. I am also specialized in brain health and am a certified brain health coach through the Amen Clinic. My office is a safe space for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual identities.
(704) 389-9494 View (704) 389-9494
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Dr. Kayleigh Hunnicutt
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Hi there! I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with high achievers of any kind. High achievers often encounter unique challenges in many areas of their lives, and my work is to companion them on their journey to finding their way back to themselves. My clients are often struggling with anxiety/depression, burnout, life transitions, life stagnation, relationships, perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome, high achievement/striving, sports/performance, challenging family dynamics, and feeling "stuck." (In-person in Columbus; Telehealth for PSYPACT states). NOTE: I do NOT see clients under 18 years old.
Hi there! I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with high achievers of any kind. High achievers often encounter unique challenges in many areas of their lives, and my work is to companion them on their journey to finding their way back to themselves. My clients are often struggling with anxiety/depression, burnout, life transitions, life stagnation, relationships, perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome, high achievement/striving, sports/performance, challenging family dynamics, and feeling "stuck." (In-person in Columbus; Telehealth for PSYPACT states). NOTE: I do NOT see clients under 18 years old.
(704) 327-2259 View (704) 327-2259
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Healing Pathways
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, LCSWA, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
My ideal client is someone who recognizes the need for change and is motivated to work towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. They may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress management, or finding balance in their daily lives. My ideal client is open to exploring their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and is willing to engage in the therapeutic process.
My ideal client is someone who recognizes the need for change and is motivated to work towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. They may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress management, or finding balance in their daily lives. My ideal client is open to exploring their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and is willing to engage in the therapeutic process.
(980) 372-6186 View (980) 372-6186
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Liz Fallon
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Not accepting new clients
*Not currently accepting new clients* Life can be complicated, wonderful, devastating, exhilarating, and challenging. The mind as well as life’s circumstances often hinder our ability to achieve our aspirations, and we end up hurting ourselves and those we love most. Whether it’s an overwhelming feeling of incompetence and failure, struggling with negative thinking, feeling unhappy or uncomfortable with the way we look or feel, trials within our relationships, or even the relationship between food and our bodies…we are often trapped by these thoughts, feelings, and choices.
*Not currently accepting new clients* Life can be complicated, wonderful, devastating, exhilarating, and challenging. The mind as well as life’s circumstances often hinder our ability to achieve our aspirations, and we end up hurting ourselves and those we love most. Whether it’s an overwhelming feeling of incompetence and failure, struggling with negative thinking, feeling unhappy or uncomfortable with the way we look or feel, trials within our relationships, or even the relationship between food and our bodies…we are often trapped by these thoughts, feelings, and choices.
(704) 307-2137 View (704) 307-2137
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Nedra Glover Tawwab
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Managing relationships can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be that way. For more than 15 years, I've been helping people with their relationships, specifically those that may cause negative emotions such as anxiety and depression. I focus on helping those dealing with unhealthy or challenging relationships. Communication is critical, and I can help people improve it. I also assist professionals who struggle with finding harmony between work and personal life, busy moms who may feel overwhelmed, and anyone who needs to learn the importance of self-nurturing.
Managing relationships can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be that way. For more than 15 years, I've been helping people with their relationships, specifically those that may cause negative emotions such as anxiety and depression. I focus on helping those dealing with unhealthy or challenging relationships. Communication is critical, and I can help people improve it. I also assist professionals who struggle with finding harmony between work and personal life, busy moms who may feel overwhelmed, and anyone who needs to learn the importance of self-nurturing.
(704) 680-6414 View (704) 680-6414
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Amy Jamerson, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Waitlist for new clients
There are times when life or circumstances can feel overwhelming, making you feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward. You want to be open to people around you and feel good about where you are going in your life. This can mean big changes or subtle shifts in what you are doing now. My style is collaborative and empowering, with the ultimate goal of giving you a better quality of life.
There are times when life or circumstances can feel overwhelming, making you feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward. You want to be open to people around you and feel good about where you are going in your life. This can mean big changes or subtle shifts in what you are doing now. My style is collaborative and empowering, with the ultimate goal of giving you a better quality of life.
(704) 459-1132 View (704) 459-1132
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Mauricio Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MHP, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
I’ve counseled people in some form or fashion for most of my life. When I was younger, friends came to me with their problems and left our conversation feeling better. Seeing the change in them was moving and made me realize I wanted to do this professionally. However, my journey to becoming a therapist was an unusual one. I was a monk for more than a decade and worked abroad. During that time, I gained a deeper understanding of the human experience and struggle. It shaped me as a therapist and has since helped me identify people’s deeper issues as well as give concrete and practical advice.
I’ve counseled people in some form or fashion for most of my life. When I was younger, friends came to me with their problems and left our conversation feeling better. Seeing the change in them was moving and made me realize I wanted to do this professionally. However, my journey to becoming a therapist was an unusual one. I was a monk for more than a decade and worked abroad. During that time, I gained a deeper understanding of the human experience and struggle. It shaped me as a therapist and has since helped me identify people’s deeper issues as well as give concrete and practical advice.
(253) 387-1175 View (253) 387-1175
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Samantha Martinez
Psychologist, MSW, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28287
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
(704) 901-8478 View (704) 901-8478
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Kelsey Lynn Grant
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
When life gets stagnant, and you feel your are just repeating the same patterns that for years haven't gotten you very far, therapy is a place you can gain clarity. Friends and family are great supports to lean on, but it's hard for them to remain neutral and see things as an objective outsider. You want to show up better in your relationship, live with integrity, and navigate hard transitions in career, education and love. Therapy is not only for when everything feels so overwhelming it's hard to even move. Therapy is also for when you know you can be stronger, calmer, more at peace.
When life gets stagnant, and you feel your are just repeating the same patterns that for years haven't gotten you very far, therapy is a place you can gain clarity. Friends and family are great supports to lean on, but it's hard for them to remain neutral and see things as an objective outsider. You want to show up better in your relationship, live with integrity, and navigate hard transitions in career, education and love. Therapy is not only for when everything feels so overwhelming it's hard to even move. Therapy is also for when you know you can be stronger, calmer, more at peace.
(704) 727-4825 x716 View (704) 727-4825 x716
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Melanie Wester Marky
Counselor, LCMHCA, MSEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Do you struggle in a relationship with a partner, family, or even yourself? Do you find it difficult to break repeating cycles in your personal life, or to move past trauma? Do you struggle to feel heard and validated by those you care about, or to set and hold boundaries with them? Maybe you’ve been hurt by infidelity or betrayal, or you just don’t feel emotionally or sexually connected to your partner anymore. No matter what got you here, you’ve already shown you have the strength to take control and to make things better. Let’s keep that positive momentum going! If it’s important to you, it’s important to me… and I can help.
Do you struggle in a relationship with a partner, family, or even yourself? Do you find it difficult to break repeating cycles in your personal life, or to move past trauma? Do you struggle to feel heard and validated by those you care about, or to set and hold boundaries with them? Maybe you’ve been hurt by infidelity or betrayal, or you just don’t feel emotionally or sexually connected to your partner anymore. No matter what got you here, you’ve already shown you have the strength to take control and to make things better. Let’s keep that positive momentum going! If it’s important to you, it’s important to me… and I can help.
(704) 753-8449 View (704) 753-8449
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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
72% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Charlotte, NC see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% 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.