Therapists in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC

Photo of Zachary Scott Adamson, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC
Zachary Scott Adamson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA-LPCC, CDAC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28213  (Online Only)
Struggling with past hurts, hang-ups, feel as though barriers from the past are weighing you down? I'm here to listen or guide you towards identifying and developing healthy coping strategies to reduce symptoms brought on by mental health or addictive lifestyles or lost connection spirituality, I will share wisdom that I've learned from life's many journeys, solutions for obstacles which are keeping you, from living a richer, fuller life today. Listen life is for the living You are not what you used to be, nor who you want to be, however you are a new creation under construction RMM
Struggling with past hurts, hang-ups, feel as though barriers from the past are weighing you down? I'm here to listen or guide you towards identifying and developing healthy coping strategies to reduce symptoms brought on by mental health or addictive lifestyles or lost connection spirituality, I will share wisdom that I've learned from life's many journeys, solutions for obstacles which are keeping you, from living a richer, fuller life today. Listen life is for the living You are not what you used to be, nor who you want to be, however you are a new creation under construction RMM
(704) 727-4810 View (704) 727-4810
Photo of Darlene Mew, Counselor in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC
Darlene Mew
Counselor, LPC-MHS, MBA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28213  (Online Only)
As a compassionate mental health therapist specializing in somatic and attachment-focused therapies, as well as hypnosis, I'm dedicated to facilitating life-transforming experiences for individuals who have faced trauma, struggle with anxiety or have ADHD. My approach emphasizes understanding the mind's workings and equipping clients with effective stress management techniques for the future. For couples seeking deeper connection, both emotionally and sexually, I offer specialized counseling sessions. Together, we delve into the roots of conflicts, fostering mutual understanding and stronger bonds.
As a compassionate mental health therapist specializing in somatic and attachment-focused therapies, as well as hypnosis, I'm dedicated to facilitating life-transforming experiences for individuals who have faced trauma, struggle with anxiety or have ADHD. My approach emphasizes understanding the mind's workings and equipping clients with effective stress management techniques for the future. For couples seeking deeper connection, both emotionally and sexually, I offer specialized counseling sessions. Together, we delve into the roots of conflicts, fostering mutual understanding and stronger bonds.
(423) 244-0003 View (423) 244-0003
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Marissa Strader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28201
I have experience working with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, patterns of disordered eating, obsessive thoughts, struggles related to the military lifestyle, and adjustment issues. I also enjoy working specifically with individuals struggling with fertility, prenatal, and postpartum issues. My goal is to create and hold a safe space for you to process your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so that you can learn how to not only cope, but to create an empowered version of yourself moving forward.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, patterns of disordered eating, obsessive thoughts, struggles related to the military lifestyle, and adjustment issues. I also enjoy working specifically with individuals struggling with fertility, prenatal, and postpartum issues. My goal is to create and hold a safe space for you to process your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so that you can learn how to not only cope, but to create an empowered version of yourself moving forward.
(856) 699-1785 View (856) 699-1785
Photo of Megan Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC
Megan Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAEds, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Often the most difficult step is scheduling and attending the first appointment. I assure you that helping you create and meet your goals is my only goal. I simply ask that you commit yourself to the process of expressing your thoughts and feelings and I will commit myself to you through a safe and caring environment. Don't waste another minute trying to decide if you are worth the time and energy. You are.
Often the most difficult step is scheduling and attending the first appointment. I assure you that helping you create and meet your goals is my only goal. I simply ask that you commit yourself to the process of expressing your thoughts and feelings and I will commit myself to you through a safe and caring environment. Don't waste another minute trying to decide if you are worth the time and energy. You are.
(704) 360-5368 View (704) 360-5368
Photo of Latricia Penny, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC
Latricia Penny
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
At Root of the Matter - You will experience transformation by getting to the root of all that matters - YOU. There are times where we all find it challenging to address things that have cause us pain, discomfort or that have kept us stagnant. This is an opportunity for individuals and families to release mental and emotional barriers that impede personal, familial, professional and financial success. Individualized care is designed to restore, improve, and enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community at large.
At Root of the Matter - You will experience transformation by getting to the root of all that matters - YOU. There are times where we all find it challenging to address things that have cause us pain, discomfort or that have kept us stagnant. This is an opportunity for individuals and families to release mental and emotional barriers that impede personal, familial, professional and financial success. Individualized care is designed to restore, improve, and enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community at large.
(704) 469-4208 View (704) 469-4208
Photo of Michael J. Yonkovig, Ph.D., Inc., Psychologist in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC
Michael J. Yonkovig, Ph.D., Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, MAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
While a generalist psychologist, I get many referrals for my specialties---couples work, post-traumatic stress issues, dissociative issues, and the substance abuse that often accompanies these issues.
While a generalist psychologist, I get many referrals for my specialties---couples work, post-traumatic stress issues, dissociative issues, and the substance abuse that often accompanies these issues.
(704) 869-2280 View (704) 869-2280
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Dr. Anthony Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CRC, LCMHC-S, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
My utmost priority is to assist you in reaching your goals and aspirations. I am dedicated to tailoring my approach to each individual, utilizing proven and effective treatment methods that are backed by solid evidence. With my extensive experience working with diverse clients from various backgrounds, I am well-equipped to provide a non-biased perspective and lend a compassionate ear. In today's fast-paced society, it is all too common for individuals to face their challenges alone when they don't have to. That's why I strive to create a therapeutic environment that fosters relaxation and ease.
My utmost priority is to assist you in reaching your goals and aspirations. I am dedicated to tailoring my approach to each individual, utilizing proven and effective treatment methods that are backed by solid evidence. With my extensive experience working with diverse clients from various backgrounds, I am well-equipped to provide a non-biased perspective and lend a compassionate ear. In today's fast-paced society, it is all too common for individuals to face their challenges alone when they don't have to. That's why I strive to create a therapeutic environment that fosters relaxation and ease.
(910) 499-4570 View (910) 499-4570
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Carlos Todd
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
Now accepting new patients in 2024. Sometimes, life does not go how we thought it would. Our relationships/marriages become broken, our children experience pain, our family is in conflict, we develop internal conflict, and we feel lost, empty, anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed. Reading books, seeking help online, and talking to friends, ministers, or coworkers do not seem to provide lasting results. I want to help you get lasting results. Contact me by email or confidentiality request an appointment anytime, 24/7, on my website. I look forward to hearing from you.
Now accepting new patients in 2024. Sometimes, life does not go how we thought it would. Our relationships/marriages become broken, our children experience pain, our family is in conflict, we develop internal conflict, and we feel lost, empty, anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed. Reading books, seeking help online, and talking to friends, ministers, or coworkers do not seem to provide lasting results. I want to help you get lasting results. Contact me by email or confidentiality request an appointment anytime, 24/7, on my website. I look forward to hearing from you.
(704) 751-4530 View (704) 751-4530
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Kimberly B Krueger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DBT-LBC, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
LIVE HAPPIER! LOVE DEEPER! START NOW! Are you feeling stressed, worried all the time, unhappy, and coping in ways you wish you weren't? Do you feel like you are constantly on an emotional rollercoaster and don't know how to get off? Do you struggle with never feeling good enough? Have you tried other therapists... and they just didn't get it? Do you just want to Be Happy and have a Normal life? YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS ALONE! I hope you will allow me the opportunity to partner with you, turn this around and create a Life you Love. You deserve to be happy and have that great life. And it's totally doable.
LIVE HAPPIER! LOVE DEEPER! START NOW! Are you feeling stressed, worried all the time, unhappy, and coping in ways you wish you weren't? Do you feel like you are constantly on an emotional rollercoaster and don't know how to get off? Do you struggle with never feeling good enough? Have you tried other therapists... and they just didn't get it? Do you just want to Be Happy and have a Normal life? YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS ALONE! I hope you will allow me the opportunity to partner with you, turn this around and create a Life you Love. You deserve to be happy and have that great life. And it's totally doable.
(704) 750-8285 View (704) 750-8285
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Amy Bernstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, CH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
Spring is a wonderful time to begin your journey to a fulfilling life! In therapy, you can learn new ways of dealing with relationship or emotional issues, and create new healthy habits. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, I have lots of effective and easy anxiety coping techniques to share. Whether you need just a few sessions or longer term counseling, I am here to help.
Spring is a wonderful time to begin your journey to a fulfilling life! In therapy, you can learn new ways of dealing with relationship or emotional issues, and create new healthy habits. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, I have lots of effective and easy anxiety coping techniques to share. Whether you need just a few sessions or longer term counseling, I am here to help.
(704) 252-1568 View (704) 252-1568
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Melissa Benson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAS, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
Now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield!! Do you ever feel at war with your thoughts, feelings and emotions? Wishing to find the peace and serenity you have always been looking for? My goal is to help guide and support you through these difficulties in order to find this tranquility. After working 25 years in the field of psychology, special education and counseling, I understand the trust and vulnerability it takes to open up and share your inner feelings and thoughts.
Now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield!! Do you ever feel at war with your thoughts, feelings and emotions? Wishing to find the peace and serenity you have always been looking for? My goal is to help guide and support you through these difficulties in order to find this tranquility. After working 25 years in the field of psychology, special education and counseling, I understand the trust and vulnerability it takes to open up and share your inner feelings and thoughts.
(980) 321-0414 View (980) 321-0414
Photo of Michelle A Coomes, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC
Michelle A Coomes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
I am passionate about working with individuals who possess a genuine desire to explore and understand themselves on a deeper level. If you're seeking guidance through life's transitions and yearn for a stronger sense of connection, you've come to the right place. Change is a beautiful yet challenging process, and I am here to accompany you every step of the way. Together, we will embark on a transformative journey, delving into the depths of your psyche and unraveling the complexities that make you unique. I find therapy can often be more impactful in couples/family work or in group therapy.
I am passionate about working with individuals who possess a genuine desire to explore and understand themselves on a deeper level. If you're seeking guidance through life's transitions and yearn for a stronger sense of connection, you've come to the right place. Change is a beautiful yet challenging process, and I am here to accompany you every step of the way. Together, we will embark on a transformative journey, delving into the depths of your psyche and unraveling the complexities that make you unique. I find therapy can often be more impactful in couples/family work or in group therapy.
(704) 343-8579 View (704) 343-8579
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Tiffani Thomas Cochran
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I specialize in creating a safe, non-judgmental environment for individuals, couples, and families to become emotionally stable as individuals and in their relationships. I love helping others take personal responsibility for self-growth, which flows over into their friendships, marriages, and family dynamics.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I specialize in creating a safe, non-judgmental environment for individuals, couples, and families to become emotionally stable as individuals and in their relationships. I love helping others take personal responsibility for self-growth, which flows over into their friendships, marriages, and family dynamics.
(704) 702-0312 View (704) 702-0312
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Karolyn Ramos
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
My ideal client is struggling with pleasure, sexual desire and arousal, intimacy, communication, and confidence. They struggle to identify the influences that impact their lives, their needs and desires, and processing the emotions keeping them from the life they deserve. They don't feel like they're in control of their own stories and want a chance to be a part of writing them.
My ideal client is struggling with pleasure, sexual desire and arousal, intimacy, communication, and confidence. They struggle to identify the influences that impact their lives, their needs and desires, and processing the emotions keeping them from the life they deserve. They don't feel like they're in control of their own stories and want a chance to be a part of writing them.
(980) 705-9609 View (980) 705-9609
Photo of Tiffany Graham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC
Tiffany Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCASA
Verified Verified
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
You have a story to tell. Whether it's the biggest secret you have, or if you've told it all before, something about your story is preventing you from living the life you want. With you as the expert in your life, I hope to walk along side you and be a witness to your story, providing guidance tailored to your needs along the way. Together we will collaborate until you feel able to tell your story the way you want to, or perhaps re-write it all together.
You have a story to tell. Whether it's the biggest secret you have, or if you've told it all before, something about your story is preventing you from living the life you want. With you as the expert in your life, I hope to walk along side you and be a witness to your story, providing guidance tailored to your needs along the way. Together we will collaborate until you feel able to tell your story the way you want to, or perhaps re-write it all together.
(704) 368-4969 View (704) 368-4969
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Wayne Alston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
I am a licensed clinical social work (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience working in many therapeutic environments. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety , adjustment disorders, relationship issues, parenting challenges, defiant childhood behaviors, ADHD and LGBTQ issues. My style of therapy is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, solution based, supportive and Multi-systemic Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical social work (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience working in many therapeutic environments. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety , adjustment disorders, relationship issues, parenting challenges, defiant childhood behaviors, ADHD and LGBTQ issues. My style of therapy is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, solution based, supportive and Multi-systemic Therapy.
(704) 387-3045 View (704) 387-3045
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Hannah M. (Lgbtq+ Therapist)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
Empathic. Easygoing. Humorist. You create happiness for others, but you struggle to find your own bliss. The mask of being the happy-go-lucky friend is tiring. It's beginning to wear you down. You're always expected to bring the jokes. But, it feels like your pain is fake & unworthy of being heard. Putting the sarcasm & punchlines aside can be foreign & painful when you're so used to always bringing the wit to the table. You deserve to give yourself permission to prioritize your needs & set boundaries. Now is the time to heal the pain you've been avoiding. I will help you find joy again with some laughs along the way.
Empathic. Easygoing. Humorist. You create happiness for others, but you struggle to find your own bliss. The mask of being the happy-go-lucky friend is tiring. It's beginning to wear you down. You're always expected to bring the jokes. But, it feels like your pain is fake & unworthy of being heard. Putting the sarcasm & punchlines aside can be foreign & painful when you're so used to always bringing the wit to the table. You deserve to give yourself permission to prioritize your needs & set boundaries. Now is the time to heal the pain you've been avoiding. I will help you find joy again with some laughs along the way.
(704) 237-6609 View (704) 237-6609
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Monica Lanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MEd, LCSWA, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
Being a parent can be challenging and overwhelming, especially when you are worrying about your child’s experiences of sadness, anger, low self-esteem, and the inability to connect with others. These last few years have been tough, unimaginable and even frightening at times. It can be scary because, you sometimes don’t recognize your own kid. When it’s all said and done, we all are just trying to do the best we can. Additionally, teens and young adults are recognizing that "adulting" is a thing. Navigating transitions and relationships all while attempting to be an independent adult can be challenging, depleting and frustrating.
Being a parent can be challenging and overwhelming, especially when you are worrying about your child’s experiences of sadness, anger, low self-esteem, and the inability to connect with others. These last few years have been tough, unimaginable and even frightening at times. It can be scary because, you sometimes don’t recognize your own kid. When it’s all said and done, we all are just trying to do the best we can. Additionally, teens and young adults are recognizing that "adulting" is a thing. Navigating transitions and relationships all while attempting to be an independent adult can be challenging, depleting and frustrating.
(704) 742-2031 View (704) 742-2031
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Aishah Whitehead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life and are struggling to move past it? Do you feel alone & sometimes ashamed? Have you thought to yourself, "No one understands my pain?” If I had to guess, yes you have...but don’t fret, therapy is an option! Even if you still feel uncertain about the idea of therapy, I want to take this time to commend you for considering this option. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling & happier life, & I believe you are ready to take the next step in doing so.
Hello! Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life and are struggling to move past it? Do you feel alone & sometimes ashamed? Have you thought to yourself, "No one understands my pain?” If I had to guess, yes you have...but don’t fret, therapy is an option! Even if you still feel uncertain about the idea of therapy, I want to take this time to commend you for considering this option. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling & happier life, & I believe you are ready to take the next step in doing so.
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Jenna Derderian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC 28262
Jenna Derderian, LCMHC Jenna Derderian is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2022. She received her BA in Psychology with a Minor in Human Service and Rehabilitation Studies from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. Her education continued at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, where she graduated with a M. A. Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program. Jenna believes in the power of planting seeds and promoting hope that people can change, grow, and heal. Humans are resilient beings that sometimes just need to know someone believes in them.
Jenna Derderian, LCMHC Jenna Derderian is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2022. She received her BA in Psychology with a Minor in Human Service and Rehabilitation Studies from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. Her education continued at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, where she graduated with a M. A. Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program. Jenna believes in the power of planting seeds and promoting hope that people can change, grow, and heal. Humans are resilient beings that sometimes just need to know someone believes in them.
(980) 635-0535 View (980) 635-0535

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
67% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Self Esteem
63% Coping Skills
60% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hidden Valley, Charlotte, NC see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hidden Valley, Charlotte?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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