Therapists in Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC

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Harris Counseling and Coaching PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Life is multifaceted and often certain areas of our lives fall apart... I specialize in helping every day people put the pieces of life together in order to have a fulfilling and peaceful life. One of the goals of therapy is to assist you in becoming aware and discover skills and strength to live a satisfying life. I am committed to helping you reach your full potential. I work with children, teens, families, and individual adults. I am experienced in child behavior treatment, childhood trauma, depression, relational concerns, decision and goal setting, self-esteem and parenting concerns.
Life is multifaceted and often certain areas of our lives fall apart... I specialize in helping every day people put the pieces of life together in order to have a fulfilling and peaceful life. One of the goals of therapy is to assist you in becoming aware and discover skills and strength to live a satisfying life. I am committed to helping you reach your full potential. I work with children, teens, families, and individual adults. I am experienced in child behavior treatment, childhood trauma, depression, relational concerns, decision and goal setting, self-esteem and parenting concerns.
(980) 255-5332 View (980) 255-5332
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Charlie Taylor Jr.
Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, MA, LCAS
Verified Verified
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Hello all! As a therapist, I understand that therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process to start. I strive to meet clients where they are and engage with clients using a positive, non-threatening, and relatable approach. Along with offering in-office and Telehealth visits, I offer walk-and-talk sessions to address issues and move your body outdoors. I endeavor to create a collaborative therapy process that assists clients with addressing concerns and working towards their individualized goals.
Hello all! As a therapist, I understand that therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process to start. I strive to meet clients where they are and engage with clients using a positive, non-threatening, and relatable approach. Along with offering in-office and Telehealth visits, I offer walk-and-talk sessions to address issues and move your body outdoors. I endeavor to create a collaborative therapy process that assists clients with addressing concerns and working towards their individualized goals.
(803) 820-4376 View (803) 820-4376
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David K. Massey, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
I'm a directive and empowering therapist with over 30 years of experience. I provide individual and couples therapy for people suffering with depression, bipolar and other mood disorders using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as other treatment modalities.
I'm a directive and empowering therapist with over 30 years of experience. I provide individual and couples therapy for people suffering with depression, bipolar and other mood disorders using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as other treatment modalities.
(980) 368-3591 View (980) 368-3591
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Kelly Lehman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you or a loved one struggling with managing a dementia diagnosis? Do you have difficulty managing daily tasks due to dementia? Are you struggling with a sense of isolation or loss of purpose? If you're reading this, you likely understand the emotional toll that dementia can take. But even though it may seem like we are alone, we aren't. Being able to take the first step and search this website shows you have the internal strength within you...you can overcome. I am here to help you achieve your goals and embark on your healing journey.
Are you or a loved one struggling with managing a dementia diagnosis? Do you have difficulty managing daily tasks due to dementia? Are you struggling with a sense of isolation or loss of purpose? If you're reading this, you likely understand the emotional toll that dementia can take. But even though it may seem like we are alone, we aren't. Being able to take the first step and search this website shows you have the internal strength within you...you can overcome. I am here to help you achieve your goals and embark on your healing journey.
(980) 351-6363 View (980) 351-6363
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Sarah Lanza
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you experiencing stress, depressive thoughts, or anxiety associated with a dementia diagnosis? Are you a caregiver for a loved one with dementia and struggling to find an outlet for your emotions? No matter who you are, you are not alone in this journey. I am a psychotherapist with over 24 years of experience in guiding persons living with dementia and their loved ones on their healing journeys. Dementia does not define you. I am here to empower you to live a brilliant, joyful, and healthy life.
Are you experiencing stress, depressive thoughts, or anxiety associated with a dementia diagnosis? Are you a caregiver for a loved one with dementia and struggling to find an outlet for your emotions? No matter who you are, you are not alone in this journey. I am a psychotherapist with over 24 years of experience in guiding persons living with dementia and their loved ones on their healing journeys. Dementia does not define you. I am here to empower you to live a brilliant, joyful, and healthy life.
(704) 286-9662 View (704) 286-9662
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Paramount Holistic Mental Wellness, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCASA
Verified Verified
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Paramount Holistic Mental Wellness, PLLC, is a Trauma Focused Mental Health Facility in North Carolina and South Carolina. We offer holistic care in a safe and comfortable environment. Paramount provides outpatient treatment services to ages 3 - 65. At Paramount Holistic Mental Wellness, your mental wellness is our number one priority, and we make sure to meet all your needs in a timely manner.
Paramount Holistic Mental Wellness, PLLC, is a Trauma Focused Mental Health Facility in North Carolina and South Carolina. We offer holistic care in a safe and comfortable environment. Paramount provides outpatient treatment services to ages 3 - 65. At Paramount Holistic Mental Wellness, your mental wellness is our number one priority, and we make sure to meet all your needs in a timely manner.
(980) 291-9681 View (980) 291-9681
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Wanda McWilliams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
I am a fully licensed social worker and use clinical skills as I serve my clients. I also use Christian-based therapy with clients who have identified as desiring this service. I believe my techniques and skills will be very effective in assisting clients and families with reaching their goals. I also use the personal strengths and skills of the client to assist them with achieving goals desired. There is no shame in reaching to get help when as you realize that you are not functioning at the level you desire and believe you can function. I can help you in your journey to being the person you desire to be, one step at a time.
I am a fully licensed social worker and use clinical skills as I serve my clients. I also use Christian-based therapy with clients who have identified as desiring this service. I believe my techniques and skills will be very effective in assisting clients and families with reaching their goals. I also use the personal strengths and skills of the client to assist them with achieving goals desired. There is no shame in reaching to get help when as you realize that you are not functioning at the level you desire and believe you can function. I can help you in your journey to being the person you desire to be, one step at a time.
(704) 272-2762 View (704) 272-2762
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Nicole A Bryant
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Welcome to the Galleria! Initiating a therapy session can produce all types of feelings and thoughts. However, it just may serve as an enjoyable and cathartic experience. Maybe you’re in a transitional period of your life; getting married, getting divorced, going through the loss of a parent or the gain of step-children. Perhaps, you are dealing with life stressors that have now affected your functioning, relationships and mood. Or maybe, an early childhood traumatic event has resurfaced and is triggering upsetting memories for you. Whatever it is, I am here……to listen. To help you, the client, turn Pieces into MasterPieces!
Welcome to the Galleria! Initiating a therapy session can produce all types of feelings and thoughts. However, it just may serve as an enjoyable and cathartic experience. Maybe you’re in a transitional period of your life; getting married, getting divorced, going through the loss of a parent or the gain of step-children. Perhaps, you are dealing with life stressors that have now affected your functioning, relationships and mood. Or maybe, an early childhood traumatic event has resurfaced and is triggering upsetting memories for you. Whatever it is, I am here……to listen. To help you, the client, turn Pieces into MasterPieces!
(704) 703-3449 View (704) 703-3449
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Ashlee Lewis
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, or overwhelming emotions? Are you currently pregnant, trying to conceive, or a post-partum parent? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, being a parent, gender identity, or navigating the LGBTQIA+ community, therapy is a way to learn more about yourself and ways in which to cope with life's difficulties.
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, or overwhelming emotions? Are you currently pregnant, trying to conceive, or a post-partum parent? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, being a parent, gender identity, or navigating the LGBTQIA+ community, therapy is a way to learn more about yourself and ways in which to cope with life's difficulties.
(980) 246-2278 View (980) 246-2278
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Twanetta Antoniette Roseman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LCAS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
My background includes providing individual and group counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Populations I have experience working with are; Substance Abuse, Mental and Behavioral Health, HIV/AIDS, Chronic Homelessness, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, and Severe Psychosis. I offer supportive therapy, case management, and substance abuse/mental health assessments and therapy. I subscribe to a Cognitive Behavioral approach to counseling integrated with techniques and concepts from Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I also incorporate the wellness model into my counseling approach.
My background includes providing individual and group counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Populations I have experience working with are; Substance Abuse, Mental and Behavioral Health, HIV/AIDS, Chronic Homelessness, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, and Severe Psychosis. I offer supportive therapy, case management, and substance abuse/mental health assessments and therapy. I subscribe to a Cognitive Behavioral approach to counseling integrated with techniques and concepts from Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I also incorporate the wellness model into my counseling approach.
(980) 319-1519 View (980) 319-1519
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Akinlana Burrowes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Hey Sis! As a Black therapist to high-achieving executive women of color in both corporate and creative spaces, I see you coming up against both cultural and societal pressures. You're wearing all those hats with the S on your chest and the superwoman cape on. I know you're tired and that's ok! You may feel stretched thin and the weight of responsibilities burdensome. Trying to be everything to everybody is hard and highly unrealistic. There's a need for a new paradigm shift and the shift starts with you. Let's shift towards greater clarity in purpose, work and life harmony, peace inside, pure joy, healing, and ultimate FREEDOM.
Hey Sis! As a Black therapist to high-achieving executive women of color in both corporate and creative spaces, I see you coming up against both cultural and societal pressures. You're wearing all those hats with the S on your chest and the superwoman cape on. I know you're tired and that's ok! You may feel stretched thin and the weight of responsibilities burdensome. Trying to be everything to everybody is hard and highly unrealistic. There's a need for a new paradigm shift and the shift starts with you. Let's shift towards greater clarity in purpose, work and life harmony, peace inside, pure joy, healing, and ultimate FREEDOM.
(704) 851-5583 View (704) 851-5583
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Laurie Nappier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
I believe therapy is a place to understand and be understood, to feel empowered, emotionally, spiritually and relationally. I have been in the field since 2007 working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction and homelessness. I work with all ages, especially focusing on family groups seen individually and together. Every client creates a goal centered plan that includes a variety of interventions from sand and art therapy to trauma focused CBT. Therapy is a safe place to share your journey, learn from the past and move towards the future.
I believe therapy is a place to understand and be understood, to feel empowered, emotionally, spiritually and relationally. I have been in the field since 2007 working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction and homelessness. I work with all ages, especially focusing on family groups seen individually and together. Every client creates a goal centered plan that includes a variety of interventions from sand and art therapy to trauma focused CBT. Therapy is a safe place to share your journey, learn from the past and move towards the future.
(704) 820-6929 View (704) 820-6929
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Leia Charnin
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
You're over it. Feeling sad and heartbroken about what you've endured in life. You don't want to continue struggling to get through the day. Your nervous system feels like it's in survival mode to cope and it's affecting your relationships, self-worth, and work. It's time for that black cloud over your head to stop controlling you. Whether you're struggling with identity, sexuality, relational trauma, grief, anxiety, or burnout, you have options to grow beyond this quicksand keeping you stuck.
You're over it. Feeling sad and heartbroken about what you've endured in life. You don't want to continue struggling to get through the day. Your nervous system feels like it's in survival mode to cope and it's affecting your relationships, self-worth, and work. It's time for that black cloud over your head to stop controlling you. Whether you're struggling with identity, sexuality, relational trauma, grief, anxiety, or burnout, you have options to grow beyond this quicksand keeping you stuck.
(980) 280-1324 View (980) 280-1324
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Ben Oliva
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, CMPC
Verified Verified
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Ben Oliva works with adults, adolescents, and children using evidence-based mental skills and techniques that can be applied in all areas of life. Ben specializes in working with children and adolescents on the topics of confidence, anxiety, focus, and emotional control, as well as helping parents to navigate the youth sports experience. Ben has advanced training in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT).
Ben Oliva works with adults, adolescents, and children using evidence-based mental skills and techniques that can be applied in all areas of life. Ben specializes in working with children and adolescents on the topics of confidence, anxiety, focus, and emotional control, as well as helping parents to navigate the youth sports experience. Ben has advanced training in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT).
(704) 327-6171 View (704) 327-6171
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Charity Matlock
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Charity (she/her) extends a warm welcome to individuals seeking personalized therapy at Collaborative InSights. Specializing in supporting adults navigating ADHD, anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, Charity's approach is both empathetic and empowering. Are you looking for someone to have comfortable and open conversations with? Charity will sit with you as you explore difficult feelings that say, "I don't belong," or "I am not good enough."
Charity (she/her) extends a warm welcome to individuals seeking personalized therapy at Collaborative InSights. Specializing in supporting adults navigating ADHD, anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, Charity's approach is both empathetic and empowering. Are you looking for someone to have comfortable and open conversations with? Charity will sit with you as you explore difficult feelings that say, "I don't belong," or "I am not good enough."
(980) 944-4499 View (980) 944-4499
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Adams Counseling Service, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Ellen Adams is currently accepting new clients. Are you a take charge woman? But lately has it been extremely difficult to push through? Is it now taking everything in you just to roll out of bed to face the overwhelming day? Let's face it, everything to fall on your shoulders. Even when you've tried to get others to help shoulder the load, you end up having to clean up the mess.
Ellen Adams is currently accepting new clients. Are you a take charge woman? But lately has it been extremely difficult to push through? Is it now taking everything in you just to roll out of bed to face the overwhelming day? Let's face it, everything to fall on your shoulders. Even when you've tried to get others to help shoulder the load, you end up having to clean up the mess.
(980) 365-5916 View (980) 365-5916
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Anna Marchese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
*Accepting new clients!* For those who are ready to go inward. We spend so much time looking for answers outside of ourselves. I'm here to guide you to the answers and healing available within YOU.
*Accepting new clients!* For those who are ready to go inward. We spend so much time looking for answers outside of ourselves. I'm here to guide you to the answers and healing available within YOU.
(980) 217-2454 View (980) 217-2454
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Katie Burnett
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Waitlist for new clients
+ + + + + My waitlist is currently full + + + + + Seeking support takes courage, and I'm glad you are here. Are you struggling with relationship issues or various life transitions? Are you an overwhelmed parent? I can help you utilize effective strategies that work for your family. Whether you are feeling anxious and burnt out or simply needing some support in navigating a deeper level of self-exploration and growth, I can help. I utilize a holistic, relationally based approach to facilitate healing and self-connection. My role is supportive in helping you discover the unique set of strengths and resources within yourself.
+ + + + + My waitlist is currently full + + + + + Seeking support takes courage, and I'm glad you are here. Are you struggling with relationship issues or various life transitions? Are you an overwhelmed parent? I can help you utilize effective strategies that work for your family. Whether you are feeling anxious and burnt out or simply needing some support in navigating a deeper level of self-exploration and growth, I can help. I utilize a holistic, relationally based approach to facilitate healing and self-connection. My role is supportive in helping you discover the unique set of strengths and resources within yourself.
(704) 707-3513 View (704) 707-3513
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Talley Mortara
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211
Welcome! Perhaps you are a couple looking to improve communication, address unmet needs, or overcome disconnection. Or maybe you are an individual who would like to improve your self-esteem, manage anxiety/depression, or navigate a life transition. Whatever your reason, congratulations on taking an important step toward prioritizing your mental health and well-being.
Welcome! Perhaps you are a couple looking to improve communication, address unmet needs, or overcome disconnection. Or maybe you are an individual who would like to improve your self-esteem, manage anxiety/depression, or navigate a life transition. Whatever your reason, congratulations on taking an important step toward prioritizing your mental health and well-being.
(704) 666-9712 View (704) 666-9712
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Andy Karabinos Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
It can be hard to tackle life's issues, especially alone. Maybe you are feeling anxious and need to learn new coping skills. Maybe you are having trouble navigating your relationship and need some feedback or someone to process with. I'd be honored to walk that journey with you. I specialize in working with men on a range of issues: stress and anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, family dynamics, work/life imbalances, spiritual concerns, loss of connection with self or others, and major life changes. I am here to give you the support you need. I provide LGBTQ+ friendly services.
It can be hard to tackle life's issues, especially alone. Maybe you are feeling anxious and need to learn new coping skills. Maybe you are having trouble navigating your relationship and need some feedback or someone to process with. I'd be honored to walk that journey with you. I specialize in working with men on a range of issues: stress and anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, family dynamics, work/life imbalances, spiritual concerns, loss of connection with self or others, and major life changes. I am here to give you the support you need. I provide LGBTQ+ friendly services.
(704) 946-5392 View (704) 946-5392

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Number of Therapists in Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
66% Relationship Issues
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Grier Heights, Charlotte, NC see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grier Heights, 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.