Therapists in Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC

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Jeff Helms
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
6:07am. Remembering that you have already hit snooze seven times is not motivating you to get out of the bed to go about your day. Fear and doubt fill your morning as the reality of present events hits you where you feel it the most. "I have powered through this before" has become your mantra but deep inside you want a change. The past few days you have completed through sheer willpower. You are open to change; you just do not know what it is just yet. Is there any hope? You ask yourself.
6:07am. Remembering that you have already hit snooze seven times is not motivating you to get out of the bed to go about your day. Fear and doubt fill your morning as the reality of present events hits you where you feel it the most. "I have powered through this before" has become your mantra but deep inside you want a change. The past few days you have completed through sheer willpower. You are open to change; you just do not know what it is just yet. Is there any hope? You ask yourself.
(704) 270-3728 View (704) 270-3728
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DayBreak Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MACC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with expertise in working with individual adults and adolescent girls, couples, and families with a diverse range of needs. It is my life's work to collaborate with and support you as you work to achieve your desired goals. I am proficient in trauma and marital therapy as a result of extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). My strengths are in the areas of patience, compassion, warmth, depth and authenticity awakening hope for my clients as well as lasting and positive transformation.
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with expertise in working with individual adults and adolescent girls, couples, and families with a diverse range of needs. It is my life's work to collaborate with and support you as you work to achieve your desired goals. I am proficient in trauma and marital therapy as a result of extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). My strengths are in the areas of patience, compassion, warmth, depth and authenticity awakening hope for my clients as well as lasting and positive transformation.
(980) 447-2581 View (980) 447-2581
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Union Family Services
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, LCSW, LCSWA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Finding the right counselor can be difficult, Union Family’s diverse group of licensed clinicians make it simple for you to find a counselor that meets your unique needs. Our mission is simple, to provide quality mental health services in a warm and judgement free environment. Union Family’s goal is to provide you with a safe place to reflect, cope, heal & grow. Each clinician has their own style and area of expertise making it easy to find what you are looking for. Together you and your counselor will determine what you'd like to accomplish and develop a plan to meet these goals. Simplify your life. Contact Union Family.
Finding the right counselor can be difficult, Union Family’s diverse group of licensed clinicians make it simple for you to find a counselor that meets your unique needs. Our mission is simple, to provide quality mental health services in a warm and judgement free environment. Union Family’s goal is to provide you with a safe place to reflect, cope, heal & grow. Each clinician has their own style and area of expertise making it easy to find what you are looking for. Together you and your counselor will determine what you'd like to accomplish and develop a plan to meet these goals. Simplify your life. Contact Union Family.
(704) 994-8459 View (704) 994-8459
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Jennifer McConnell
Psychological Associate, MA, EdS
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
I work with children of all ages and their families by being passionate about promoting their academic, social, and emotional success. I strive to provide a greater understanding of a child's learning strengths and weaknesses through comprehensive assessments. Through counseling, I utilize an approach that teaches coping skills to help children in navigating strong emotions.
I work with children of all ages and their families by being passionate about promoting their academic, social, and emotional success. I strive to provide a greater understanding of a child's learning strengths and weaknesses through comprehensive assessments. Through counseling, I utilize an approach that teaches coping skills to help children in navigating strong emotions.
(704) 270-8402 View (704) 270-8402
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Dr. Selena Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Sometimes the struggle in life is real. Whether it be feelings of anxiety and depression, difficulties in relationships, or struggles with self-esteem, therapy can provide a safe space for your journey to hope and healing. In this process, I encourage my clients to lean into the discomfort and joy of self-discovery and growth as they build the skills to manage life's challenges. I also offer pre-surgical bariatric assessments as well as psychological testing for ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and more for older teens and adults.
Sometimes the struggle in life is real. Whether it be feelings of anxiety and depression, difficulties in relationships, or struggles with self-esteem, therapy can provide a safe space for your journey to hope and healing. In this process, I encourage my clients to lean into the discomfort and joy of self-discovery and growth as they build the skills to manage life's challenges. I also offer pre-surgical bariatric assessments as well as psychological testing for ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and more for older teens and adults.
(704) 859-2945 View (704) 859-2945
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Emily Vaughn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
My name is Emily Vaughn, I have my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University. I am dual licensed in the state of NC with Licensed Clinical Menial Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I started my career with an Assertive Community Treatment Team, while also working as needed in the local Emergency Room with mental health crisis. After two years I transitioned to an outpatient office environment and have been in that setting for the past 3.5 years.
My name is Emily Vaughn, I have my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University. I am dual licensed in the state of NC with Licensed Clinical Menial Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I started my career with an Assertive Community Treatment Team, while also working as needed in the local Emergency Room with mental health crisis. After two years I transitioned to an outpatient office environment and have been in that setting for the past 3.5 years.
(704) 459-2452 View (704) 459-2452
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Victoria Kennedy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have worked for 18 years in private practice and school-based settings in Texas, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. My goal in therapy is to create a friendly, caring atmosphere, and I believe in empowering families by working with parents to manage difficult child behaviors. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy and other strategies to help children and their families with managing stress, anger, sadness, and worry.
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have worked for 18 years in private practice and school-based settings in Texas, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. My goal in therapy is to create a friendly, caring atmosphere, and I believe in empowering families by working with parents to manage difficult child behaviors. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy and other strategies to help children and their families with managing stress, anger, sadness, and worry.
(704) 228-4121 View (704) 228-4121
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Olivia Hildreth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Olivia is passionate about working with children and families to better understand family dynamics, and behavioral and emotional issues occurring within the family system. She utilizes play therapy techniques to step into the child’s world and make sense of what your child is feeling. Olivia enjoys working with teens that are finding their path in life by exploring their values, self-worth, and growth. When the path seems winding and unpredictable, she will work with teens to find the coping strategies that work for their journey.
Olivia is passionate about working with children and families to better understand family dynamics, and behavioral and emotional issues occurring within the family system. She utilizes play therapy techniques to step into the child’s world and make sense of what your child is feeling. Olivia enjoys working with teens that are finding their path in life by exploring their values, self-worth, and growth. When the path seems winding and unpredictable, she will work with teens to find the coping strategies that work for their journey.
(704) 272-4537 View (704) 272-4537
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Sidnie Selz
LCSW Associate, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Sidnie. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate in the state of North Carolina. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors Degree in 2017 in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in 2021 in Social Work. Whether you need help with your concerns and challenges, or just need a listening ear, I’m here to help! My background consists of working with teenagers and adults in a variety of different settings. I have experience in outpatient services and residential services including working with incarcerated individuals.
Hi there! My name is Sidnie. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate in the state of North Carolina. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors Degree in 2017 in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in 2021 in Social Work. Whether you need help with your concerns and challenges, or just need a listening ear, I’m here to help! My background consists of working with teenagers and adults in a variety of different settings. I have experience in outpatient services and residential services including working with incarcerated individuals.
(704) 285-0270 View (704) 285-0270
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Josh Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Josh is thoughtful in his approach to serving individuals and families through various struggles and transitions. He strives to create a warm, collaborative and non-judgmental environment where therapy can work towards clear solutions, deeper truths and a fuller acceptance of strengths and struggles. He has been in private practice since 2009 and has expertise in working with anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD grief, OCD, dream interpretation and the integration of spiritual concerns with the work of therapy. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Josh is excited about working with all aspects of the family system and throughout major
Josh is thoughtful in his approach to serving individuals and families through various struggles and transitions. He strives to create a warm, collaborative and non-judgmental environment where therapy can work towards clear solutions, deeper truths and a fuller acceptance of strengths and struggles. He has been in private practice since 2009 and has expertise in working with anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD grief, OCD, dream interpretation and the integration of spiritual concerns with the work of therapy. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Josh is excited about working with all aspects of the family system and throughout major
(704) 209-7503 View (704) 209-7503
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Meghan Rawlings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Do you struggle to remember the last time you were really happy? Does it seem like intrusive thoughts are always with you? Do you feel like you're trying to keep up appearances, while your acquaintances seem to have it all together? Imagine how you would feel if you didn't have to worry about this getting any worse. You could feel free from the cycle that is interrupting your success, your family life, your education or your career. You can start to feel engaged and in control of your life. I can help!
Do you struggle to remember the last time you were really happy? Does it seem like intrusive thoughts are always with you? Do you feel like you're trying to keep up appearances, while your acquaintances seem to have it all together? Imagine how you would feel if you didn't have to worry about this getting any worse. You could feel free from the cycle that is interrupting your success, your family life, your education or your career. You can start to feel engaged and in control of your life. I can help!
(980) 220-5876 View (980) 220-5876
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William Darrisaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, PASTOR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Pastor, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board Certified-TeleMental Health Counselor. Proven success through professional Christian based counseling in helping clients overcome issues of anger, anxiety, depression, stress management, and PTSD among others. Additionally, successful outcomes with pre-marital, marriage, and couples counseling, life coaching, and socialization skills development.
Pastor, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board Certified-TeleMental Health Counselor. Proven success through professional Christian based counseling in helping clients overcome issues of anger, anxiety, depression, stress management, and PTSD among others. Additionally, successful outcomes with pre-marital, marriage, and couples counseling, life coaching, and socialization skills development.
(704) 751-4884 View (704) 751-4884
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Dorothy D Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCASA
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
My education is specific in dealing with martial issues, family and systemic change even within the individual. I have worked with an array of individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and know that we all have the same basic wisdoms and strategies to evoke change and growth as it applies to our life’s journey. I am knowledgeable and comfortable to walk with you through yours.
My education is specific in dealing with martial issues, family and systemic change even within the individual. I have worked with an array of individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and know that we all have the same basic wisdoms and strategies to evoke change and growth as it applies to our life’s journey. I am knowledgeable and comfortable to walk with you through yours.
(980) 946-6046 View (980) 946-6046
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Heidi Limbrunner
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CEDS
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, 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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Michelle Einson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Raising a child with developmental, medical, or psychological difficulties can be a struggle for even the best of families. Couples, as well, often need help with navigating the myriad of "man/woman communication styles and parenting difficulties..
Raising a child with developmental, medical, or psychological difficulties can be a struggle for even the best of families. Couples, as well, often need help with navigating the myriad of "man/woman communication styles and parenting difficulties..
(980) 389-2892 View (980) 389-2892
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Lisa Kay Paden
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
Helping people lead more productive and healthy lives is the joy of my job as a therapist. I love working with people who are wanting something different than they now have, that may be issues around their relationships, their children, friends, jobs or maybe that they want something different from their lives. The first step is to ask for help. I have been a therapist for over 30 years and given many seminars, both tv and radio programs and feel that what I have learned can help people accomplish life goals with the right support.
Helping people lead more productive and healthy lives is the joy of my job as a therapist. I love working with people who are wanting something different than they now have, that may be issues around their relationships, their children, friends, jobs or maybe that they want something different from their lives. The first step is to ask for help. I have been a therapist for over 30 years and given many seminars, both tv and radio programs and feel that what I have learned can help people accomplish life goals with the right support.
(980) 246-3763 View (980) 246-3763
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Amit Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Book with me now by clicking on my website. Are you kinda skeptical? Have other therapists not been able to help? I am proven, non-conventional therapist and excel in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, abuse of any kind, or dealing with relationship issues to name a few. I take a radical healing approach through targeted therapies helping you to overcome issues and capitalize on the opportunity provided by the universe to get back to the joy of living. Practicing with care, compassion and empathy are my hallmarks. I welcome all who wish to catalyze positive change in their lives.
Book with me now by clicking on my website. Are you kinda skeptical? Have other therapists not been able to help? I am proven, non-conventional therapist and excel in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, abuse of any kind, or dealing with relationship issues to name a few. I take a radical healing approach through targeted therapies helping you to overcome issues and capitalize on the opportunity provided by the universe to get back to the joy of living. Practicing with care, compassion and empathy are my hallmarks. I welcome all who wish to catalyze positive change in their lives.
(704) 459-6687 View (704) 459-6687
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Lindsay Hicks
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a variety of clients in several different settings. I enjoy working with clients from all different walks of life. I enjoy working with clients who are dealing with anxiety and/or depression, clients with body image issues, clients who are struggling with substance use, yourself or a family member, clients who may have been incarcerated or are dealing with the incarceration of a loved one, and clients who are struggling with religious trauma. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change old patterns and begin a new life of freedom! Congratulations on taking that first step!
I have experience working with a variety of clients in several different settings. I enjoy working with clients from all different walks of life. I enjoy working with clients who are dealing with anxiety and/or depression, clients with body image issues, clients who are struggling with substance use, yourself or a family member, clients who may have been incarcerated or are dealing with the incarceration of a loved one, and clients who are struggling with religious trauma. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change old patterns and begin a new life of freedom! Congratulations on taking that first step!
(704) 396-4152 View (704) 396-4152
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Cummings Brandenburg Counseling PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
I'm Dr. Amanda Cummings Brandenburg (She/Her/Hers), a Licensed Psychologist in Charlotte, NC, and the proud owner of Cummings Brandenburg Counseling PLLC. My practice specializes in providing high-quality individual counseling services to adults 18+ yrs. In addition to my NC license, I have an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) with The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), which allows me to provide tele-therapy to clients in 40 states. I have over 10 yrs of experience providing psychological services in the Charlotte area and over 20 yrs of professional activities in the field of psychology
I'm Dr. Amanda Cummings Brandenburg (She/Her/Hers), a Licensed Psychologist in Charlotte, NC, and the proud owner of Cummings Brandenburg Counseling PLLC. My practice specializes in providing high-quality individual counseling services to adults 18+ yrs. In addition to my NC license, I have an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) with The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), which allows me to provide tele-therapy to clients in 40 states. I have over 10 yrs of experience providing psychological services in the Charlotte area and over 20 yrs of professional activities in the field of psychology
(980) 944-8808 View (980) 944-8808
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Tracy Dobbins Barcott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC 28277
I am passionate about improving the lives of children and their families by collaborating with parents and children to help them meet their goals. I work with children of all ages to address difficulties including anxiety, ADHD, OCD, depression, anger management, school difficulties, social skills, and behavioral problems. In order to help clients achieve clarity about their strengths and challenges, I specialize in comprehensive evaluations for children from birth through adolescence. Assessments can provide information about learning/academic achievement, developmental delays, kindergarten readiness, giftedness, attention/ADHD, behavior, or social/emotional vulnerabilities.
I am passionate about improving the lives of children and their families by collaborating with parents and children to help them meet their goals. I work with children of all ages to address difficulties including anxiety, ADHD, OCD, depression, anger management, school difficulties, social skills, and behavioral problems. In order to help clients achieve clarity about their strengths and challenges, I specialize in comprehensive evaluations for children from birth through adolescence. Assessments can provide information about learning/academic achievement, developmental delays, kindergarten readiness, giftedness, attention/ADHD, behavior, or social/emotional vulnerabilities.
(704) 512-0109 View (704) 512-0109
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Number of Therapists in Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC

30+

Average cost per session

$152

Therapists in Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
67% Stress
63% Coping Skills
57% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ballantyne West, 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.

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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.