Therapists in Blakeney, Charlotte, NC

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Ava Pollack
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for showing up for yourself today! We can often benefit from processing some of life's challenges and allowing others to help carry the weight of our lived experiences. I believe that humans are resilient by nature, and adversity sometimes offers the opportunity to build upon existing strength. With openness, courage, and support, you can approach difficult emotions and adapt to uncertainty. If you have struggled with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, anxiety, depression, life stressors, and/or trauma, I can help you find healing. I am a strong advocate for Health At Every Size.
Thank you for showing up for yourself today! We can often benefit from processing some of life's challenges and allowing others to help carry the weight of our lived experiences. I believe that humans are resilient by nature, and adversity sometimes offers the opportunity to build upon existing strength. With openness, courage, and support, you can approach difficult emotions and adapt to uncertainty. If you have struggled with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, anxiety, depression, life stressors, and/or trauma, I can help you find healing. I am a strong advocate for Health At Every Size.
(704) 419-8069 View (704) 419-8069
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McKayla Demulling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Counseling should be a safe and judgment-free place for individuals to voice their concerns. In a world where we are constantly judged, I feel that counseling provides a unique place to allow for personal understanding and growth while reflecting on what drives our concerns, emotions, and behaviors. The counseling journey should be a joint partnership to help the client realize their own potential for growth. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions that are centered around each individual.
Counseling should be a safe and judgment-free place for individuals to voice their concerns. In a world where we are constantly judged, I feel that counseling provides a unique place to allow for personal understanding and growth while reflecting on what drives our concerns, emotions, and behaviors. The counseling journey should be a joint partnership to help the client realize their own potential for growth. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions that are centered around each individual.
(704) 610-4793 View (704) 610-4793
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Latoya Campos
Counselor, LCMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well- being.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well- being.
(704) 741-6083 View (704) 741-6083
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Dr. Jessica Ribeiro
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
Hi there! My name is Dr. Jess Ribeiro. I’m a clinical psychologist and university professor with over 15 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience licensed in NC, FL, and NJ. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety and OCD. In my practice, I use leading evidence-based therapies, which are treatments that are backed by decades of scientific research and shown to work. Primarily, these are cognitive-behavioral approaches (e.g., CBT) that are highly collaborative, active, and goal-oriented treatments that help people achieve desired symptom changes quickly and build more fulfilling lives.
Hi there! My name is Dr. Jess Ribeiro. I’m a clinical psychologist and university professor with over 15 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience licensed in NC, FL, and NJ. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety and OCD. In my practice, I use leading evidence-based therapies, which are treatments that are backed by decades of scientific research and shown to work. Primarily, these are cognitive-behavioral approaches (e.g., CBT) that are highly collaborative, active, and goal-oriented treatments that help people achieve desired symptom changes quickly and build more fulfilling lives.
(336) 569-2225 View (336) 569-2225
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Brittany Lutton
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, NCC, CTP, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
I have worked with individuals with various concerns, including addiction, grief, ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, personality disorders, relationship issues and disordered eating. I am especially interested in working with issues related to trauma and addiction. I am trained in various trauma modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. I completed a 60 hour somatic attachment certificate course. I take an eclectic approach to counseling and tailor the sessions to the client's needs. I take a client-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to counseling.
I have worked with individuals with various concerns, including addiction, grief, ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, personality disorders, relationship issues and disordered eating. I am especially interested in working with issues related to trauma and addiction. I am trained in various trauma modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. I completed a 60 hour somatic attachment certificate course. I take an eclectic approach to counseling and tailor the sessions to the client's needs. I take a client-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to counseling.
(980) 998-9566 View (980) 998-9566
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Skye Critchley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
Seeking support is a powerful and brave first step! As a clinician, I partner with my clients to empower them to reach their goals as they navigate life's transitions. When you come to a therapy session you are in a safe, healing space where we can work together through life's difficulties. I am passionate about approaching my clients from a strengths based, client centered perspective. I want to ensure that your time in therapy is personalized, collaborative and unique to you. In my practice, I utilize Motivational Interviewing, CBT and DBT as well as trauma informed care.
Seeking support is a powerful and brave first step! As a clinician, I partner with my clients to empower them to reach their goals as they navigate life's transitions. When you come to a therapy session you are in a safe, healing space where we can work together through life's difficulties. I am passionate about approaching my clients from a strengths based, client centered perspective. I want to ensure that your time in therapy is personalized, collaborative and unique to you. In my practice, I utilize Motivational Interviewing, CBT and DBT as well as trauma informed care.
(704) 703-9260 View (704) 703-9260
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Deborah A Leighton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I began working in the fields of Addiction/Dual Diagnosis more than 35 years ago. Graduated from Syracuse University in Psychology; completed a master's program at ASU in Clinical Psychology. Graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (MSW). Extensively trained/experience with family systems, addiction, dual diagnosis, expressive arts, grief/bereavement therapy, clinical supervision & relapse prevention. I enjoy creative challenges and have an innovative approach with clients that emphasize individuality, personal growth and change. Accepting Medicare, Tricare, CBHA, BCBS (PPO), UHC, & Optum.
I began working in the fields of Addiction/Dual Diagnosis more than 35 years ago. Graduated from Syracuse University in Psychology; completed a master's program at ASU in Clinical Psychology. Graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (MSW). Extensively trained/experience with family systems, addiction, dual diagnosis, expressive arts, grief/bereavement therapy, clinical supervision & relapse prevention. I enjoy creative challenges and have an innovative approach with clients that emphasize individuality, personal growth and change. Accepting Medicare, Tricare, CBHA, BCBS (PPO), UHC, & Optum.
(704) 729-7214 View (704) 729-7214
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Alison Abbott
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
Now accepting new clients! Taking the first step into therapy can be the hardest. I am here to help individual clients, adolescents ages 11 and up, and adults, navigate this process with ease. Right now more than ever things can seem so out of ones control. My goal is to help you navigate life's ups and downs and transitions that are thrown your way. My passion lies in helping those experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, relationship (peer) issues, and behavioral issues (teens) and general life transitions.
Now accepting new clients! Taking the first step into therapy can be the hardest. I am here to help individual clients, adolescents ages 11 and up, and adults, navigate this process with ease. Right now more than ever things can seem so out of ones control. My goal is to help you navigate life's ups and downs and transitions that are thrown your way. My passion lies in helping those experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, relationship (peer) issues, and behavioral issues (teens) and general life transitions.
(704) 440-5880 View (704) 440-5880
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Dee Dockery
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I specialize in women's mental health and only treat women. Psychology is a science and an art. I see therapy through the same lens. As specific as the brain can be, there also has to be some flexibility to really understand how someone thinks. I worked in psychology research for 10 years and have been a therapist for 9 years. I am a National Certified Counselor, a Qualified Supervisor, and will be finishing my PhD in 2024. My research and focus in therapy is centered around women’s issues, our cognitive processing, and how our social environment affects our lives.
I specialize in women's mental health and only treat women. Psychology is a science and an art. I see therapy through the same lens. As specific as the brain can be, there also has to be some flexibility to really understand how someone thinks. I worked in psychology research for 10 years and have been a therapist for 9 years. I am a National Certified Counselor, a Qualified Supervisor, and will be finishing my PhD in 2024. My research and focus in therapy is centered around women’s issues, our cognitive processing, and how our social environment affects our lives.
(704) 275-0899 View (704) 275-0899
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Diamond Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
​My training and education makes me a good fit for individuals, families, and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, trauma, grief, life stressors and parenting. Many of my clients tend to be women aged 29 to 55 seeking change in their lives - however, I also enjoy working with men, particularly if they have never done therapy before.
​My training and education makes me a good fit for individuals, families, and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, trauma, grief, life stressors and parenting. Many of my clients tend to be women aged 29 to 55 seeking change in their lives - however, I also enjoy working with men, particularly if they have never done therapy before.
(704) 842-9502 View (704) 842-9502
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Nataki Smith
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
Welcome to Catalyst Counseling Solutions! My counseling approach is focused on working toward solutions to move you forward and to thrive. I have fourteen years of experience as a counselor. My experience spans from performing psychiatric assessments in emergency rooms with clients suffering with severe mental health & substance use concerns; to providing individual and group counseling to clients in residential drug and alcohol treatment for 30-90 days.
Welcome to Catalyst Counseling Solutions! My counseling approach is focused on working toward solutions to move you forward and to thrive. I have fourteen years of experience as a counselor. My experience spans from performing psychiatric assessments in emergency rooms with clients suffering with severe mental health & substance use concerns; to providing individual and group counseling to clients in residential drug and alcohol treatment for 30-90 days.
(984) 400-4915 View (984) 400-4915
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PLC
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
Samantha Malfitano LPC: When people feel safe to express all of their feelings, true healing can begin. For many, they have repressed these emotions for years, creating a disconnect from the mind, body & soul, Which separates you from your true self. You may feel stuck, depleted, lacking purpose, motivation & direction. Searching externally within people, places & things to give you relief, only to find this is just a temporary solution. Resulting in symptoms & behaviors such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, panic, self harm, suicidal ideation, substance use, and others, to cope with these old painful emotions & memories.
Samantha Malfitano LPC: When people feel safe to express all of their feelings, true healing can begin. For many, they have repressed these emotions for years, creating a disconnect from the mind, body & soul, Which separates you from your true self. You may feel stuck, depleted, lacking purpose, motivation & direction. Searching externally within people, places & things to give you relief, only to find this is just a temporary solution. Resulting in symptoms & behaviors such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, panic, self harm, suicidal ideation, substance use, and others, to cope with these old painful emotions & memories.
(980) 243-4874 View (980) 243-4874
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Gerald (Male) Walter Ziemba
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate empathic counselor here to assist you and your family to move forward in a positive balanced goal oriented manner. I work with you to develop a plan to reduce your stress, anxiety, depression and other issues getting in your way to having a productive joyful life. Contact Ziemba Counseling and Consulting to reduce those crippling symptoms. We are here for you and your family.
I am a compassionate empathic counselor here to assist you and your family to move forward in a positive balanced goal oriented manner. I work with you to develop a plan to reduce your stress, anxiety, depression and other issues getting in your way to having a productive joyful life. Contact Ziemba Counseling and Consulting to reduce those crippling symptoms. We are here for you and your family.
(704) 908-6557 View (704) 908-6557
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Heather Tidwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
Do you ever lay awake at night thinking about things you want to change, thinking about how you want to be happier, thinking that you wish someone understood what you were going through? I am here to help guide you through the process to begin working towards your desired change. I sincerely believe in treating the whole person and understand that many of us have experienced previous trauma/negative experiences, excessive worries that effects our ability to be what and who we want to be in many different areas of our lives.
Do you ever lay awake at night thinking about things you want to change, thinking about how you want to be happier, thinking that you wish someone understood what you were going through? I am here to help guide you through the process to begin working towards your desired change. I sincerely believe in treating the whole person and understand that many of us have experienced previous trauma/negative experiences, excessive worries that effects our ability to be what and who we want to be in many different areas of our lives.
(551) 231-7817 View (551) 231-7817
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Dr. Aimee Ryan Bellmore
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28227  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My practice predominantly serves immigrant communities in need of comprehensive diagnostic mental health evaluations as part of applications for asylum, VAWA, U-Visa, waiver, and adjustment of status. Mi práctica privada sirve principalmente a comunidades de inmigrantes que necesitan evaluaciones de salud mental de diagnóstico integral como parte de las solicitudes de asilo, VAWA, visa U, exención y ajuste de estatus.
My practice predominantly serves immigrant communities in need of comprehensive diagnostic mental health evaluations as part of applications for asylum, VAWA, U-Visa, waiver, and adjustment of status. Mi práctica privada sirve principalmente a comunidades de inmigrantes que necesitan evaluaciones de salud mental de diagnóstico integral como parte de las solicitudes de asilo, VAWA, visa U, exención y ajuste de estatus.
(704) 751-0999 View (704) 751-0999
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Donna Murray
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
(704) 826-3245 View (704) 826-3245
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Lucy Dunning
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS, BC-TMC, NCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Connecting with the right therapist is critical when starting your therapeutic journey. I provide free consultations to potential clients, ensuring they feel confident when committing to their therapeutic journey. I specialize in working with patients and families who experience Chronic Illness and Pain. As a chronic illness patient and therapist, I recognize the unique and personal journey clients experience. I understand the obstacles, stigma, and barriers my clients face as they work on building their quality of life.
Connecting with the right therapist is critical when starting your therapeutic journey. I provide free consultations to potential clients, ensuring they feel confident when committing to their therapeutic journey. I specialize in working with patients and families who experience Chronic Illness and Pain. As a chronic illness patient and therapist, I recognize the unique and personal journey clients experience. I understand the obstacles, stigma, and barriers my clients face as they work on building their quality of life.
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Philip DeLuca- Relationships Couples Families
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
Do you have difficulty building healthy relationships? Are you looking to improve your communication and conflict-resolution skills? Are you struggling with issues with alcohol? Are you a man looking for therapy with a therapist who understands you? In therapy, you can build coping skills and get practical help for relationships, anxiety, addiction, and more. Difficult experiences in your past or mental health struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. You can improve your relationships, improve your self-esteem, reduce stress, and more.
Do you have difficulty building healthy relationships? Are you looking to improve your communication and conflict-resolution skills? Are you struggling with issues with alcohol? Are you a man looking for therapy with a therapist who understands you? In therapy, you can build coping skills and get practical help for relationships, anxiety, addiction, and more. Difficult experiences in your past or mental health struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. You can improve your relationships, improve your self-esteem, reduce stress, and more.
(704) 469-5322 View (704) 469-5322
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Julie Elayne VonderHaar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LLC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277
I am a licensed psychotherapist with 29 years of experience. I believe our greatest healing emerges out of our deepest trauma, challenges and struggles. My belief is that we have a core that is unshakeable and I am committed to offering my clients a warm, respectful and non-judging space in which to explore and recognize their own resilience and restore balance in their daily lives. Often when we are overwhelmed by life we isolate ourselves from those who can help us most. I support my clients in developing tools to manage the ups and downs of life.
I am a licensed psychotherapist with 29 years of experience. I believe our greatest healing emerges out of our deepest trauma, challenges and struggles. My belief is that we have a core that is unshakeable and I am committed to offering my clients a warm, respectful and non-judging space in which to explore and recognize their own resilience and restore balance in their daily lives. Often when we are overwhelmed by life we isolate ourselves from those who can help us most. I support my clients in developing tools to manage the ups and downs of life.
(980) 295-1464 View (980) 295-1464
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Bonita Hutchinson and Associates, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCMHC-S, LCAS, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blakeney, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Experiencing family, work or relationship issues that are overwhelming, you’re not alone. Counseling can support you in Managing Stress & Anxiety. All services are online Due to the PANDEMIC... connect thru telehealth on your Electronic Device to our secure platform for A Safe Place to share, Learn and for support of your mental and emotional health. We are Open Mornings, Evenings and Saturdays - Serving NC and NJ.
Experiencing family, work or relationship issues that are overwhelming, you’re not alone. Counseling can support you in Managing Stress & Anxiety. All services are online Due to the PANDEMIC... connect thru telehealth on your Electronic Device to our secure platform for A Safe Place to share, Learn and for support of your mental and emotional health. We are Open Mornings, Evenings and Saturdays - Serving NC and NJ.
(980) 338-4035 View (980) 338-4035

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Number of Therapists in Blakeney, Charlotte, NC

30+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in Blakeney, Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
80% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Blakeney, Charlotte, NC see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Blakeney, 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.