Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Nadine Rosen, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Nadine Rosen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, who has been practicing Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy since 1993. I am dedicated to providing a safe and confidential therapeutic atmosphere in which I can help my client's and their families reach their goals, heal themselves, and achieve their potential. I take an eclectic and practical approach to counseling and use a variety of therapeutic techniques customized for the client so that they can be successful.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, who has been practicing Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy since 1993. I am dedicated to providing a safe and confidential therapeutic atmosphere in which I can help my client's and their families reach their goals, heal themselves, and achieve their potential. I take an eclectic and practical approach to counseling and use a variety of therapeutic techniques customized for the client so that they can be successful.
(704) 966-7998 View (704) 966-7998
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Village Designed Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist passionate about helping you experience new ways of understanding, managing, and living life. I help clients that have experienced childhood traumas, relational challenges, strengthen marriages, preparation for marriage, navigating emotional/psychological distressful experiences, strengthen emotional connections/bonds, and recover the hope and joy that once was. Village Designed Counseling creates an emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual safe place to explore, heal, and recover hope again.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist passionate about helping you experience new ways of understanding, managing, and living life. I help clients that have experienced childhood traumas, relational challenges, strengthen marriages, preparation for marriage, navigating emotional/psychological distressful experiences, strengthen emotional connections/bonds, and recover the hope and joy that once was. Village Designed Counseling creates an emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual safe place to explore, heal, and recover hope again.
(704) 761-7140 View (704) 761-7140
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Jamal Ward
Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28212  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed psychotherapist, I specialize in working with clients facing a variety of challenges. My ideal clients are those who are ready to embark on a journey of self- discovery and growth. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse or navigating life transitions; I provide that supportive and nonjudgmental space where you are free to explore your thoughts and feelings openly. My approach is integrative, drawing from both cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness based techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This allows a tailored approach to a clients unique needs.
As a licensed psychotherapist, I specialize in working with clients facing a variety of challenges. My ideal clients are those who are ready to embark on a journey of self- discovery and growth. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse or navigating life transitions; I provide that supportive and nonjudgmental space where you are free to explore your thoughts and feelings openly. My approach is integrative, drawing from both cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness based techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This allows a tailored approach to a clients unique needs.
(980) 372-7493 View (980) 372-7493
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Tori Sweeting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Tori Sweeting is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of experience in the field of mental health including 10 years working with Veterans. She has the knowledge and skills to successfully assist individuals with a variety of diagnoses—PTSD; anxiety & mood disorders; and psychosis—placing emphasis on the development of interpersonal and distress tolerance skills to effectively manage one's emotions. She assists individuals in identifying their vulnerabilities that often trigger negative cognitions or thought patterns with subsequent anxiety or depressive symptoms.
Tori Sweeting is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of experience in the field of mental health including 10 years working with Veterans. She has the knowledge and skills to successfully assist individuals with a variety of diagnoses—PTSD; anxiety & mood disorders; and psychosis—placing emphasis on the development of interpersonal and distress tolerance skills to effectively manage one's emotions. She assists individuals in identifying their vulnerabilities that often trigger negative cognitions or thought patterns with subsequent anxiety or depressive symptoms.
(704) 368-4321 View (704) 368-4321
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Samantha M Reinier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28207
Currently Accepting New Clients! Are you going through a difficult relationship, an unexpected life change, or discontentment with your current path. Perhaps you are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, or feeling increasingly overwhelmed with life’s stressors. I am here to tell you that you do not have to walk this path alone. As you navigate through the Psychology Today Profiles, you are making the first step in taking back control over your life and livelihood. It would be my honor to support you as you navigate through your therapeutic journey towards the best version of you.
Currently Accepting New Clients! Are you going through a difficult relationship, an unexpected life change, or discontentment with your current path. Perhaps you are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, or feeling increasingly overwhelmed with life’s stressors. I am here to tell you that you do not have to walk this path alone. As you navigate through the Psychology Today Profiles, you are making the first step in taking back control over your life and livelihood. It would be my honor to support you as you navigate through your therapeutic journey towards the best version of you.
(704) 270-6535 View (704) 270-6535
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Gayle Bookout
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
Gayle Bookout is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Life Coach who has 7 years of experience in the mental health field. Gayle desires to help people with life and career transitions ranging from affair recovery, divorce and marriage problems, premarital counseling, career changes, weight loss/management, loss of a spouse/loved one, as well as working with grief, depression, stress management, food addiction, and other mental health issues. Gayle completed her master's degree in Counseling at Liberty University.
Gayle Bookout is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Life Coach who has 7 years of experience in the mental health field. Gayle desires to help people with life and career transitions ranging from affair recovery, divorce and marriage problems, premarital counseling, career changes, weight loss/management, loss of a spouse/loved one, as well as working with grief, depression, stress management, food addiction, and other mental health issues. Gayle completed her master's degree in Counseling at Liberty University.
(704) 327-5356 View (704) 327-5356
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Kim T Ferguson
Psychologist, PsyD, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
I specialize in treating the educational, behavioral, and emotional concerns for children as young as 3 through college age. Within the context of both testing and counseling, I am committed to helping parents with concrete advice and suggestions to better manage their child’s difficulties with anxious feelings, depression or grief, acting-out behavior, inattention, and learning disorders. My goal for the counseling or testing process is for the process and the results to be presented in clear, helpful, and practical ways so that children and their parents can be helped.
I specialize in treating the educational, behavioral, and emotional concerns for children as young as 3 through college age. Within the context of both testing and counseling, I am committed to helping parents with concrete advice and suggestions to better manage their child’s difficulties with anxious feelings, depression or grief, acting-out behavior, inattention, and learning disorders. My goal for the counseling or testing process is for the process and the results to be presented in clear, helpful, and practical ways so that children and their parents can be helped.
(704) 741-9945 View (704) 741-9945
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Tori Thomas
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Are you feeling hopeless, unmotivated, lost, and/or confused? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and stressed from life's daily tasks. It's possible that you're exhausted from past trauma, and wearing so many "masks" that require you to be the strong one, the happy one, the overachiever, the one that everyone believes is okay. I'm here to tell you that life doesn't have to be this way. Often times, we've been so accustomed to these feelings, and wearing the above masks, it begins to feel normal. The time is now to live the life you deserve. With useful skills, techniques, and consistency, change can happen. There is hope for you.
Are you feeling hopeless, unmotivated, lost, and/or confused? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and stressed from life's daily tasks. It's possible that you're exhausted from past trauma, and wearing so many "masks" that require you to be the strong one, the happy one, the overachiever, the one that everyone believes is okay. I'm here to tell you that life doesn't have to be this way. Often times, we've been so accustomed to these feelings, and wearing the above masks, it begins to feel normal. The time is now to live the life you deserve. With useful skills, techniques, and consistency, change can happen. There is hope for you.
(980) 400-2597 View (980) 400-2597
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Rose Katelyn Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Over the same old same old? Tired of your current emotional state? Life is full of difficult transitions, and I am here to guide you through them. When working with me, I will create an open and trusting space that fosters the personal growth of my client's. I believe that my job is to remain as objective as possible while also challenging you to be your best self. I believe that change is a result of finding a balance between thinking and feeling when in the face of anxiety.
Over the same old same old? Tired of your current emotional state? Life is full of difficult transitions, and I am here to guide you through them. When working with me, I will create an open and trusting space that fosters the personal growth of my client's. I believe that my job is to remain as objective as possible while also challenging you to be your best self. I believe that change is a result of finding a balance between thinking and feeling when in the face of anxiety.
(704) 842-9024 View (704) 842-9024
Photo of Keyayanna Rei, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Keyayanna Rei
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28202
My ideal clients are tired of traditional psychotherapy approaches. Do you want help with stress management? Anxiety or feeling over-sensitive to others? Relationship issues? Goal Attainment? Motivation ? or Issues related to emotions and self-esteem? Have you been experiencing body pains and somatic concerns? Do you feel disconnected and not grounded? Finding balance and reconnecting with self can be challenging but I am here to help!
My ideal clients are tired of traditional psychotherapy approaches. Do you want help with stress management? Anxiety or feeling over-sensitive to others? Relationship issues? Goal Attainment? Motivation ? or Issues related to emotions and self-esteem? Have you been experiencing body pains and somatic concerns? Do you feel disconnected and not grounded? Finding balance and reconnecting with self can be challenging but I am here to help!
(704) 459-8453 View (704) 459-8453
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Triumph Therapeutic Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
The bright promising world we once knew can grow dark through our perceived negative experiences in life. It is hard to get out of a dark or chaotic place if we cannot see our way out. Mental health or Substance abuse counseling helps us to identify the incidents in life that may have influenced our current behavior, process it, and then restructure our thoughts and lives so that we can recapture a view of that light we once lost sight of. We can then set goals with intentional actions to help move forward to a more fulfilling version of ourselves through positive thought, constructive choices, and healthy relationships.
The bright promising world we once knew can grow dark through our perceived negative experiences in life. It is hard to get out of a dark or chaotic place if we cannot see our way out. Mental health or Substance abuse counseling helps us to identify the incidents in life that may have influenced our current behavior, process it, and then restructure our thoughts and lives so that we can recapture a view of that light we once lost sight of. We can then set goals with intentional actions to help move forward to a more fulfilling version of ourselves through positive thought, constructive choices, and healthy relationships.
(704) 368-4354 View (704) 368-4354
Photo of Heidi Limbrunner, Psychologist in Charlotte, NC
Heidi Limbrunner
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CEDS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
My specialty is in helping children/teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and difficulty with emotion regulation. I specialize in DBT which is a therapy approach that provides coping skills and strategies that teens and their parents can use to create a happier and healthier life. I have been providing DBT therapy and leading DBT groups for over 15 years. Additionally, I have extensive experience and training in eating disorders and provide Family Based Therapy. In working with teens and children, I believe it's important that parents are involved appropriately in the treatment process.
My specialty is in helping children/teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and difficulty with emotion regulation. I specialize in DBT which is a therapy approach that provides coping skills and strategies that teens and their parents can use to create a happier and healthier life. I have been providing DBT therapy and leading DBT groups for over 15 years. Additionally, I have extensive experience and training in eating disorders and provide Family Based Therapy. In working with teens and children, I believe it's important that parents are involved appropriately in the treatment process.
(704) 751-0570 View (704) 751-0570
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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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Amy S Royal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, CDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
Hello and welcome! I am one of the therapists at Next Chapter Counseling PLLC (visit our website via the link). I specialize in working with older adults, family caregivers, and mid-to older adults (primarily 50+) who are experiencing the stressors and transitions of middle age and beyond. This can include grief, loss, depression, anxiety, career changes, adjusting to new situations or environments, redefining purpose, navigating "empty nesting" or aging, dealing with difficult adult children, coping with chronic illness, caregiving responsibilities, and more.
Hello and welcome! I am one of the therapists at Next Chapter Counseling PLLC (visit our website via the link). I specialize in working with older adults, family caregivers, and mid-to older adults (primarily 50+) who are experiencing the stressors and transitions of middle age and beyond. This can include grief, loss, depression, anxiety, career changes, adjusting to new situations or environments, redefining purpose, navigating "empty nesting" or aging, dealing with difficult adult children, coping with chronic illness, caregiving responsibilities, and more.
(980) 291-4598 View (980) 291-4598
Photo of Tricia M Fisher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Tricia M Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
I am interested in your story and feel privileged to provide a caring presence for adults and couples who are seeking liberation from patterns of thinking and behaving that have led to suffering. I believe all people have inherent strengths, and that our work together can lead to new ways of understanding that will result in a life lived more fully. Perhaps you are interested in pre-marital counseling, are ready to consider issues in your relationships, or address and treat anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress. If so, I would like to help you.
I am interested in your story and feel privileged to provide a caring presence for adults and couples who are seeking liberation from patterns of thinking and behaving that have led to suffering. I believe all people have inherent strengths, and that our work together can lead to new ways of understanding that will result in a life lived more fully. Perhaps you are interested in pre-marital counseling, are ready to consider issues in your relationships, or address and treat anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress. If so, I would like to help you.
(704) 508-9410 View (704) 508-9410
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Ashya Kennedy
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28208  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients in NC and SC - My name is Ashya Kennedy and I want to acknowledge you for taking the first step in your healing journey. I'm here to support you, hold space, and encourage you when life becomes overwhelming or challenges feel too great. Having a safe space to openly express thoughts and emotions while being met with nonjudgmental support fosters healing and positive changes. Inner Guidance Counseling was created to provide a space where individuals can find their way. Everything you need is within, but sometimes you need someone to walk along with you until you discover it.
Currently Accepting New Clients in NC and SC - My name is Ashya Kennedy and I want to acknowledge you for taking the first step in your healing journey. I'm here to support you, hold space, and encourage you when life becomes overwhelming or challenges feel too great. Having a safe space to openly express thoughts and emotions while being met with nonjudgmental support fosters healing and positive changes. Inner Guidance Counseling was created to provide a space where individuals can find their way. Everything you need is within, but sometimes you need someone to walk along with you until you discover it.
(980) 393-6968 View (980) 393-6968
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Advene Health Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
My idea as a psychotherapist is to provide safe, comfortable & judgment-free environment for clients to work through issues. My role as a psychotherapist is to respect the goals that my clients come in with, and support the process of working toward these goals. I believe Psychotherapy can enhance one's self-awareness and the ability to recognize in one's own self-defeating and self-sabotaging patterns, and to change these patterns.
My idea as a psychotherapist is to provide safe, comfortable & judgment-free environment for clients to work through issues. My role as a psychotherapist is to respect the goals that my clients come in with, and support the process of working toward these goals. I believe Psychotherapy can enhance one's self-awareness and the ability to recognize in one's own self-defeating and self-sabotaging patterns, and to change these patterns.
(980) 247-4144 View (980) 247-4144
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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
Photo of Mark D Worthen PsyD, Psychologist in Charlotte, NC
Mark D Worthen PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28241
I conduct Independent Psychological Examinations (IPE) in the areas of disability, employment, civil competency, and psychological injury. If you are an attorney or claims agent, you can schedule a free 15-minute consultation on my website: www.DrWorthen.net
I conduct Independent Psychological Examinations (IPE) in the areas of disability, employment, civil competency, and psychological injury. If you are an attorney or claims agent, you can schedule a free 15-minute consultation on my website: www.DrWorthen.net
(704) 946-5915 View (704) 946-5915
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Justin L Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
I believe we are all recovering from something. As a clinician, I believe that a healthy nonjudgmental relationship is foundational to each of our healing journeys. Having someone who we can be honest with, who is honest with us, allows us to be honest with ourselves and reach our ultimate potential. While the therapeutic relationship is our foundation, I incorporate elements of motivational interviewing, solution focused, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies in order to meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be.
I believe we are all recovering from something. As a clinician, I believe that a healthy nonjudgmental relationship is foundational to each of our healing journeys. Having someone who we can be honest with, who is honest with us, allows us to be honest with ourselves and reach our ultimate potential. While the therapeutic relationship is our foundation, I incorporate elements of motivational interviewing, solution focused, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies in order to meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be.
(704) 269-4209 View (704) 269-4209

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Charlotte, NC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Charlotte, NC see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Charlotte?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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