Therapists in Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC

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Walker Behavioral Healthcare, LLC
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA, LPCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28273  (Online Only)
As individuals with lives in constant flux, it can seem strange and feel scary to ask for assistance from other. Despite that fear, when we take that step and seek assistance in life, we open ourselves to wonderful possibilities and opportunities for growth and change. As a Counselor, I find personal growth can flow both ways during therapy. learn more about others and our respective worlds that empowers us to push past barriers that we thought were impossible to breach. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I find great joy in working towards change and growth for not only members of the community but our allies as well.
As individuals with lives in constant flux, it can seem strange and feel scary to ask for assistance from other. Despite that fear, when we take that step and seek assistance in life, we open ourselves to wonderful possibilities and opportunities for growth and change. As a Counselor, I find personal growth can flow both ways during therapy. learn more about others and our respective worlds that empowers us to push past barriers that we thought were impossible to breach. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I find great joy in working towards change and growth for not only members of the community but our allies as well.
(704) 802-1509 View (704) 802-1509
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Tracy Dobbins Barcott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
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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Living My Journey Counseling & Coaching Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
I am a transformation-focused therapist practicing clinical social work. The primary focus of my practice is to help women and girls discover their true identity by breaking down the walls of shame, guilt, fear, anger, and sadness. I have a passion for serving high school, college and professional women seeking to activate their purpose and live an emotionally balanced life. I am also trained to provide specialized psycho-oncology counseling to individuals living with cancer. I address the psychological, social and emotional challenges women and families face when diagnosed with cancer.
I am a transformation-focused therapist practicing clinical social work. The primary focus of my practice is to help women and girls discover their true identity by breaking down the walls of shame, guilt, fear, anger, and sadness. I have a passion for serving high school, college and professional women seeking to activate their purpose and live an emotionally balanced life. I am also trained to provide specialized psycho-oncology counseling to individuals living with cancer. I address the psychological, social and emotional challenges women and families face when diagnosed with cancer.
(980) 267-3034 View (980) 267-3034
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Audrey A. File
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
Emotional health and relationship difficulties can lead to a ripple effect of stress throughout all components of life. My goal is to provide a comfortable environment to build a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship. The focus of my work is addressing symptoms while exploring other important aspects of your life such as your values, goals, relationships, and how and where you invest your time and resources. Expanding your understanding of how all of these factors interact to affect your emotional and physical health can lead to a treatment plan that helps you discover the path to the life you want.
Emotional health and relationship difficulties can lead to a ripple effect of stress throughout all components of life. My goal is to provide a comfortable environment to build a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship. The focus of my work is addressing symptoms while exploring other important aspects of your life such as your values, goals, relationships, and how and where you invest your time and resources. Expanding your understanding of how all of these factors interact to affect your emotional and physical health can lead to a treatment plan that helps you discover the path to the life you want.
(704) 870-3686 View (704) 870-3686
Raymond J Ball
Counselor, BSc, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
Real change is hard, long-term work not meant to be done alone. Dysfunctions around sexuality, food, money and work (the so-called "process" addictions) are primarily a struggle with intimacy. One needs to understand THE FUNCTION OF one's own self - destructive behaviors: that self hatred is not low self esteem; that contempt for others is not good self concept; that my wife is not the problem; and that sex is not my greatest need. I am several steps ahead of you on a journey I encourage you to take. Real change is hard, don't do it alone. :)
Real change is hard, long-term work not meant to be done alone. Dysfunctions around sexuality, food, money and work (the so-called "process" addictions) are primarily a struggle with intimacy. One needs to understand THE FUNCTION OF one's own self - destructive behaviors: that self hatred is not low self esteem; that contempt for others is not good self concept; that my wife is not the problem; and that sex is not my greatest need. I am several steps ahead of you on a journey I encourage you to take. Real change is hard, don't do it alone. :)
(704) 577-4311 View (704) 577-4311
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Cristina Andreescu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
Are you living with worry, constantly moving from one concern to another and not really finding a break? Are you struggling to manage OCD yet nothing seems to make it stop? Is food or weight becoming a nagging thought in your mind? As a psychologist, I am trained to help adolescents and adults develop skills that will change these worries and reclaim a meaningful and satisfying life.
Are you living with worry, constantly moving from one concern to another and not really finding a break? Are you struggling to manage OCD yet nothing seems to make it stop? Is food or weight becoming a nagging thought in your mind? As a psychologist, I am trained to help adolescents and adults develop skills that will change these worries and reclaim a meaningful and satisfying life.
(704) 419-8071 View (704) 419-8071
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Anne E Wiggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CTLE, CGP
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
I am a mental health professional with 15 plus years of experience, specializing in working with all ages during stressful times. I assist with bringing oneself back to independence and improving self worth through movement therapy, solution focused CBT, reality based therapy, and structure. When you feel out of control, rejected, or disappointed, I am here to assist you with finding peace of mind. I can provide problem solving, coping, and organizational skills to assist with mental clarity and wellness, as well as instilling hope. I am an empathetic and loving individual who easily understands what you might be going through.
I am a mental health professional with 15 plus years of experience, specializing in working with all ages during stressful times. I assist with bringing oneself back to independence and improving self worth through movement therapy, solution focused CBT, reality based therapy, and structure. When you feel out of control, rejected, or disappointed, I am here to assist you with finding peace of mind. I can provide problem solving, coping, and organizational skills to assist with mental clarity and wellness, as well as instilling hope. I am an empathetic and loving individual who easily understands what you might be going through.
(704) 490-4242 View (704) 490-4242
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Veronda Bellamy
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MS
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
I am honored to be of service to you. I know that trauma and substance abuse and addiction can wreak havoc in one's life. Many of client's find themselves faced with challenges of having to restart their lives during mental challenges and addiction; some may have to fight to regain custody of their children; many of them have co-occurring mental illness that has lead to substance abuse and/or addiction. For some, addiction comes by way of biological, environmental, and social influences, but from my experience, I have learned that mental illness was present before addiction became a factor. Take Control Today!
I am honored to be of service to you. I know that trauma and substance abuse and addiction can wreak havoc in one's life. Many of client's find themselves faced with challenges of having to restart their lives during mental challenges and addiction; some may have to fight to regain custody of their children; many of them have co-occurring mental illness that has lead to substance abuse and/or addiction. For some, addiction comes by way of biological, environmental, and social influences, but from my experience, I have learned that mental illness was present before addiction became a factor. Take Control Today!
(704) 243-9316 View (704) 243-9316
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Buffy Wimmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, LPC
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for your interest in discovering the best therapist for your particular needs. Please take a few minutes and read through my information or review my website for more information. I received my undergraduate degree from UNC- Chapel Hill and my Masters in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I have worked as a pastoral counselor at a large church in Charlotte for almost 10 years and am currently in private practice. I have been married almost 44 years and have 6 grandchildren. Please consider calling for an appointment..I received formal training in :Positive Psychology,EMDR andBrainspotting ,
Thank you for your interest in discovering the best therapist for your particular needs. Please take a few minutes and read through my information or review my website for more information. I received my undergraduate degree from UNC- Chapel Hill and my Masters in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I have worked as a pastoral counselor at a large church in Charlotte for almost 10 years and am currently in private practice. I have been married almost 44 years and have 6 grandchildren. Please consider calling for an appointment..I received formal training in :Positive Psychology,EMDR andBrainspotting ,
(980) 321-0905 View (980) 321-0905
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A Place for Peace, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with balancing the demands of life while maintaining peace and balance within yourself? Do you find it difficult to talk to family and friends for fear of being misunderstood or judged? Have you hesitated to seek assistance from a helping professional due to stigma? Are you experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed, worn out, sad, anxious, ashamed, or at a loss for words to describe your mood? A Place for Peace, is a safe place that promotes hope, rejuvenation, healing, and transformation. The goal is to partner with you to work through whatever is standing in the way of your best life. Sometimes the tools we have used in the past stop working. Let's work to refresh your current coping strategies and explore gaining new ones. I don’t want to just sit and rehash your life story, I want to ensure you gain practical tools that assist you in shedding the negative effects of your life experiences on all levels... mind, body, and spirit.
Do you struggle with balancing the demands of life while maintaining peace and balance within yourself? Do you find it difficult to talk to family and friends for fear of being misunderstood or judged? Have you hesitated to seek assistance from a helping professional due to stigma? Are you experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed, worn out, sad, anxious, ashamed, or at a loss for words to describe your mood? A Place for Peace, is a safe place that promotes hope, rejuvenation, healing, and transformation. The goal is to partner with you to work through whatever is standing in the way of your best life. Sometimes the tools we have used in the past stop working. Let's work to refresh your current coping strategies and explore gaining new ones. I don’t want to just sit and rehash your life story, I want to ensure you gain practical tools that assist you in shedding the negative effects of your life experiences on all levels... mind, body, and spirit.
(704) 459-3518 View (704) 459-3518
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Courtney L Morrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAS, LCMHC-S, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
I have experience with mental health and substance use therapy including working with teens and adults. I use a cognitive behavioral focus to help you reach self actualization and navigate specific challenges . I see each you as a unique individual and work to create a unique treatment plan with you. Together we can work through anxiety, depression or other life issues; focusing on your goals. I help clients move into maintenance therapy attending biweekly or monthly. I try to learn about each individual client and find ways to help you incorporate meaningful changes!
I have experience with mental health and substance use therapy including working with teens and adults. I use a cognitive behavioral focus to help you reach self actualization and navigate specific challenges . I see each you as a unique individual and work to create a unique treatment plan with you. Together we can work through anxiety, depression or other life issues; focusing on your goals. I help clients move into maintenance therapy attending biweekly or monthly. I try to learn about each individual client and find ways to help you incorporate meaningful changes!
(803) 592-6590 View (803) 592-6590
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Charlotte Counseling and Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, SCLPC, NCLPC, NCC, AAETS
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
Do you wake every morning refreshed and ready to experience an amazing new day? Or, are there problems that hover over your life blocking the light? Therapy is a unique experience that helps you begin each day with hope and joyous anticipation. You and I will work together to resolve the problems that rob your life of joy and healthy energy.Therapy sessions are calming & often fun. Is your workplace stressful? I specialize in changing that stress to success. Change happens every day and we can make it work in your life. Begin your wellness journey-- call today. Concierge Services.
Do you wake every morning refreshed and ready to experience an amazing new day? Or, are there problems that hover over your life blocking the light? Therapy is a unique experience that helps you begin each day with hope and joyous anticipation. You and I will work together to resolve the problems that rob your life of joy and healthy energy.Therapy sessions are calming & often fun. Is your workplace stressful? I specialize in changing that stress to success. Change happens every day and we can make it work in your life. Begin your wellness journey-- call today. Concierge Services.
(919) 648-4309 View (919) 648-4309
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Justin D Feasel Dipl.Ac L.ac Lcsw Cch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DiplAc, LAC
Verified
14 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
Online Scheduling available. I offer fast and effective resolutions to anxiety, stress, PTSD, and trauma through groundbreaking method called the Neuro Emotional Technique(NET). It is a way to release stored and hidden anxieties and traumas in both the mind and body without the use of traditional talk therapy. Most patients experience lasting relief in as little as one session. I find talk therapy can be slow, time consuming, and expensive. As the region's most experienced provider in NET, my goal is complete resolution in 5 sessions or less. In addition to being a therapist, I am also a licensed acupuncturist.
Online Scheduling available. I offer fast and effective resolutions to anxiety, stress, PTSD, and trauma through groundbreaking method called the Neuro Emotional Technique(NET). It is a way to release stored and hidden anxieties and traumas in both the mind and body without the use of traditional talk therapy. Most patients experience lasting relief in as little as one session. I find talk therapy can be slow, time consuming, and expensive. As the region's most experienced provider in NET, my goal is complete resolution in 5 sessions or less. In addition to being a therapist, I am also a licensed acupuncturist.
(980) 201-2582 View (980) 201-2582
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Michelle L. Constantino
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families who present with a wide array of concerns including, but not limited to, communication and social skills, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-harm, ADHD, academic/career stress, parenting skills, and aggression. I work with the individual client and the parents separately, as well as the family as a whole to achieve long lasting changes in both the client and families lives. I also have expertise in bariatric evaluations and treatment.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families who present with a wide array of concerns including, but not limited to, communication and social skills, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-harm, ADHD, academic/career stress, parenting skills, and aggression. I work with the individual client and the parents separately, as well as the family as a whole to achieve long lasting changes in both the client and families lives. I also have expertise in bariatric evaluations and treatment.
(704) 610-5805 View (704) 610-5805
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Bethany Kahoe
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth! - I'm passionate about helping individuals live more fulfilling, happier lives every day through their own decisions, on their own terms. I believe that each client is on a unique journey with their own specific needs, and I tailor my approach to be as helpful as possible to each individual person. I work mostly with adults dealing with depression and anxiety, and have done so for 6+ years. For the past 3 years I have also enjoyed working with individuals struggling with fertility, postpartum/perinatal depression/anxiety, miscarriage, and infant loss.
I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth! - I'm passionate about helping individuals live more fulfilling, happier lives every day through their own decisions, on their own terms. I believe that each client is on a unique journey with their own specific needs, and I tailor my approach to be as helpful as possible to each individual person. I work mostly with adults dealing with depression and anxiety, and have done so for 6+ years. For the past 3 years I have also enjoyed working with individuals struggling with fertility, postpartum/perinatal depression/anxiety, miscarriage, and infant loss.
(704) 310-5337 View (704) 310-5337
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Sarah Gootee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experiential therapist who supports folks struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing, self-criticism, burnout, and emptiness from years of minimizing their own needs as they lovingly care for others. Life doesn’t have to feel like you are constantly battling to change who you are- left feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, isolated and alone. Instead, I partner with my clients to embrace who they are and what they need with compassion and witness their already complete wholeness.
I am an experiential therapist who supports folks struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing, self-criticism, burnout, and emptiness from years of minimizing their own needs as they lovingly care for others. Life doesn’t have to feel like you are constantly battling to change who you are- left feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, isolated and alone. Instead, I partner with my clients to embrace who they are and what they need with compassion and witness their already complete wholeness.
(704) 502-9397 View (704) 502-9397
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Ray Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCAS-A
Verified
8 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
Everyone has a story! I am interested in yours because it matters. Regardless of how simple or deep it may be, we all deserve to be heard. I find it very rewarding working with individuals, couples and families in their recovery process. Utilizing effective techniques that will allow them the freedom to accomplish their goal of healing and recovery! I take it personal in providing my clients with an environment that is safe, where their voices are heard, empowered and without judgment.
Everyone has a story! I am interested in yours because it matters. Regardless of how simple or deep it may be, we all deserve to be heard. I find it very rewarding working with individuals, couples and families in their recovery process. Utilizing effective techniques that will allow them the freedom to accomplish their goal of healing and recovery! I take it personal in providing my clients with an environment that is safe, where their voices are heard, empowered and without judgment.
(980) 236-1660 View (980) 236-1660
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Jenais Y. Means
PhD, LPC/S, LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
My mission is to provide a counseling experience that is instrumental in fostering peace and overall wellness. I provide a fresh perspective, offer an optimistic outlook, and facilitate a concerted counseling structure to best help you reach your goals!
My mission is to provide a counseling experience that is instrumental in fostering peace and overall wellness. I provide a fresh perspective, offer an optimistic outlook, and facilitate a concerted counseling structure to best help you reach your goals!
(803) 636-8964 View (803) 636-8964
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Melissa Segno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families; helping them achieve their unique therapeutic goals and living the best version of their life. I believe therapy is a great opportunity to develop personal insight and confidence and impact the development of meaningful relationships. It takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to ask for help. Although stepping outside our comfort zone can be challenging, it is there where growth can begin to take place. I want to commend you on making this first step. Whatever you are going through, know you do not have to do it alone.
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families; helping them achieve their unique therapeutic goals and living the best version of their life. I believe therapy is a great opportunity to develop personal insight and confidence and impact the development of meaningful relationships. It takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to ask for help. Although stepping outside our comfort zone can be challenging, it is there where growth can begin to take place. I want to commend you on making this first step. Whatever you are going through, know you do not have to do it alone.
(704) 769-2136 View (704) 769-2136
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Michele Wallach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC 28278
Welcome to a safe space, where you are the most important person. I believe that therapy should be a chance for you to discover more about yourself and how to live your best life. I have had the pleasure of working with all ages in many different levels of treatment. I have come to believe that early intervention is the most valuable approach to achieving a balance in one's mental health. I have spent the last several years serving in the emergency rooms of an adult hospital and a children's hospital. Many times I found myself wishing they would have come for help much earlier.
Welcome to a safe space, where you are the most important person. I believe that therapy should be a chance for you to discover more about yourself and how to live your best life. I have had the pleasure of working with all ages in many different levels of treatment. I have come to believe that early intervention is the most valuable approach to achieving a balance in one's mental health. I have spent the last several years serving in the emergency rooms of an adult hospital and a children's hospital. Many times I found myself wishing they would have come for help much earlier.
(803) 672-6039 View (803) 672-6039

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
87% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
71% Life Transitions
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Griers Fork, Charlotte, NC see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Griers Fork, 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.