Therapists in Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

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Shawna Lauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28204
Accepting New Clients-Email for Availability. If you’re a woman or mother struggling with anxiety or depression, you're not alone. I am here to help you feel better. I understand whole-heartedly the challenges that women face when experiencing infertility, pregnancy, grief/loss, trauma & postpartum depression and anxiety. Women often feel stressed out by the transition to parenthood, adjusting to new roles, relationship challenges, major career decisions, caring for a baby and parenting young children. I’ve dedicated my career to helping families thrive, grow and heal and we will work together to help you feel like yourself again.
Accepting New Clients-Email for Availability. If you’re a woman or mother struggling with anxiety or depression, you're not alone. I am here to help you feel better. I understand whole-heartedly the challenges that women face when experiencing infertility, pregnancy, grief/loss, trauma & postpartum depression and anxiety. Women often feel stressed out by the transition to parenthood, adjusting to new roles, relationship challenges, major career decisions, caring for a baby and parenting young children. I’ve dedicated my career to helping families thrive, grow and heal and we will work together to help you feel like yourself again.
(980) 246-2550 View (980) 246-2550
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Tameka Whittlesey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Verified
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28204
In the realm of family planning, the significant issues of infertility & pregnancy loss tend to be overlooked, just like those who are experiencing these profound traumas. Some embark on the path of fertility treatments, including complex methods like IVF and IUI, while others proceed on the journey without them. As you navigate these foreign spaces, you encounter misunderstandings & judgments from individuals who can't comprehend your unique experiences. Amidst these circumstances, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of hope for positive outcomes, especially when you are consumed by the pain of losing someone you deeply love.
In the realm of family planning, the significant issues of infertility & pregnancy loss tend to be overlooked, just like those who are experiencing these profound traumas. Some embark on the path of fertility treatments, including complex methods like IVF and IUI, while others proceed on the journey without them. As you navigate these foreign spaces, you encounter misunderstandings & judgments from individuals who can't comprehend your unique experiences. Amidst these circumstances, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of hope for positive outcomes, especially when you are consumed by the pain of losing someone you deeply love.
(704) 286-9049 View (704) 286-9049
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Michael C. James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
(704) 459-3544 View (704) 459-3544
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Shawntal Isaiah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207
At times, life may feel overwhelming or unfulfilling. Maybe you've invested so much of yourself into helping everyone else, that you've begun to ask yourself, "What about me?". When you need help getting through the day or finding happiness in your relationships, I get it. Now is the time to feel better and enjoy your relationships. Let's connect. I would love to meet you and support you through life's stressful moments.
At times, life may feel overwhelming or unfulfilling. Maybe you've invested so much of yourself into helping everyone else, that you've begun to ask yourself, "What about me?". When you need help getting through the day or finding happiness in your relationships, I get it. Now is the time to feel better and enjoy your relationships. Let's connect. I would love to meet you and support you through life's stressful moments.
(704) 247-6256 View (704) 247-6256
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Carlea Atkinson
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207
Ever since I started working as a teenager, I have always worked with adolescents/teens and young adults (ages 12-30), they are my passion! At that age, life is a whirlwind of uncertainty, never ending lessons and loads of questions. Throughout my time in this career, I have helped my clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, sexuality, trauma, broken relationships, and life stressors. In short, whether you’ve experienced trauma or are having a hard time figuring out your relationships, your family dynamics or adjusting to adulthood, I am honored to support you through it.
Ever since I started working as a teenager, I have always worked with adolescents/teens and young adults (ages 12-30), they are my passion! At that age, life is a whirlwind of uncertainty, never ending lessons and loads of questions. Throughout my time in this career, I have helped my clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, sexuality, trauma, broken relationships, and life stressors. In short, whether you’ve experienced trauma or are having a hard time figuring out your relationships, your family dynamics or adjusting to adulthood, I am honored to support you through it.
(704) 480-3537 View (704) 480-3537
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Stephanie Kipp Gooding
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are grappling with anxiety, depression, and stress. Many are dealing with changes in their family, including substance use, codependency, and relationship issues. My clients are diverse but they all want to feel understood and validated. The most important part of therapy is the rapport between the clinician and the client, known as unconditional positive regard. The client needs to feel supported so they can freely discuss the presenting problem. Throughout this process, I strive to be warm, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Previous clients have described me as approachable, patient, and open minded.
I work with clients who are grappling with anxiety, depression, and stress. Many are dealing with changes in their family, including substance use, codependency, and relationship issues. My clients are diverse but they all want to feel understood and validated. The most important part of therapy is the rapport between the clinician and the client, known as unconditional positive regard. The client needs to feel supported so they can freely discuss the presenting problem. Throughout this process, I strive to be warm, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Previous clients have described me as approachable, patient, and open minded.
(704) 270-6690 View (704) 270-6690
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Jenny Graham
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28204
As women we face an overwhelming amount of pressure to be perfect. We need a safe, non judgmental space to express our fears of never being “good enough.” My goal as a therapist is to listen and provide you support as we navigate the unique challenges and pressures you face every day. This is a space for you to put yourself and your well-being first. If you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression, or experiencing feelings of stress and overwhelm, you are not alone. I am dedicated to working with you one on one and I am confident we can find tools that meet your needs and relieve distress.
As women we face an overwhelming amount of pressure to be perfect. We need a safe, non judgmental space to express our fears of never being “good enough.” My goal as a therapist is to listen and provide you support as we navigate the unique challenges and pressures you face every day. This is a space for you to put yourself and your well-being first. If you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression, or experiencing feelings of stress and overwhelm, you are not alone. I am dedicated to working with you one on one and I am confident we can find tools that meet your needs and relieve distress.
(980) 600-3728 View (980) 600-3728
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Valerie G Glascock
Psychological Associate, LPA, MA
Verified
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207
Children are a treasure and a joy. When faced with challanges, they need a person of their own to help them through their challanges. Parents need support as well. My work focuses on children 18 and under, but particularly on younger children (2-5), up through elementary. I use a relational model, behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and expressive therapies. I have experience with traumatized children, sexually abused children, children with anger management issues, as well as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and still love it.
Children are a treasure and a joy. When faced with challanges, they need a person of their own to help them through their challanges. Parents need support as well. My work focuses on children 18 and under, but particularly on younger children (2-5), up through elementary. I use a relational model, behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and expressive therapies. I have experience with traumatized children, sexually abused children, children with anger management issues, as well as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and still love it.
(704) 751-5095 View (704) 751-5095
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McKensie Elling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28204
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I work with adults who are experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, life transitions, grief/loss, and who are navigating family estrangement. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to facilitating healing and to promoting growth.
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I work with adults who are experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, life transitions, grief/loss, and who are navigating family estrangement. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to facilitating healing and to promoting growth.
(704) 324-8579 View (704) 324-8579
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Samantha M Reinier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207
Currently Accepting New Clients! Are you going through a difficult relationship, an unexpected life change, or discontentment with your current path. Perhaps you are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, or feeling increasingly overwhelmed with life’s stressors. I am here to tell you that you do not have to walk this path alone. As you navigate through the Psychology Today Profiles, you are making the first step in taking back control over your life and livelihood. It would be my honor to support you as you navigate through your therapeutic journey towards the best version of you.
Currently Accepting New Clients! Are you going through a difficult relationship, an unexpected life change, or discontentment with your current path. Perhaps you are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, or feeling increasingly overwhelmed with life’s stressors. I am here to tell you that you do not have to walk this path alone. As you navigate through the Psychology Today Profiles, you are making the first step in taking back control over your life and livelihood. It would be my honor to support you as you navigate through your therapeutic journey towards the best version of you.
(704) 270-6535 View (704) 270-6535
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Amal Mebrat
Counselor, MS, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207
From parents and children to family units, couples and individuals, I work with clients that come from various backgrounds while embracing every identity they bring into the counseling space with them as it shapes their individual experiences. I believe that the counseling experience is one that fosters a relationship of guidance, empathy, and autonomy for the client that will address their therapeutic needs. These services may pull from a variety of techniques that are solution-focused and/or person-centered in theoretical orientation.
From parents and children to family units, couples and individuals, I work with clients that come from various backgrounds while embracing every identity they bring into the counseling space with them as it shapes their individual experiences. I believe that the counseling experience is one that fosters a relationship of guidance, empathy, and autonomy for the client that will address their therapeutic needs. These services may pull from a variety of techniques that are solution-focused and/or person-centered in theoretical orientation.
(704) 742-2748 View (704) 742-2748
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Erica Ardern
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28204
I am here to listen without judgment, to hold a space that is safe for you to say anything that is on your mind, and to support and encourage you on your journey to a greater sense of wellbeing and mental health.I am the person in your corner, someone who truly has your best interest at heart and who wants you to succeed. My philosophy and approach to counseling is that while I have a certain skill set, you are the expert on yourself and what is best for you.
I am here to listen without judgment, to hold a space that is safe for you to say anything that is on your mind, and to support and encourage you on your journey to a greater sense of wellbeing and mental health.I am the person in your corner, someone who truly has your best interest at heart and who wants you to succeed. My philosophy and approach to counseling is that while I have a certain skill set, you are the expert on yourself and what is best for you.
(980) 389-7687 View (980) 389-7687
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Angelo Maurice Covington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207  (Online Only)
I am so glad you found my page. Life has a lot of stressors coming your way daily. I work with individuals to provide a safe space to reframe, challenge and explore new ways of thinking. I am engaging, open, and empathetic to your needs. I would love to meet you and begin helping you on your healing journey.
I am so glad you found my page. Life has a lot of stressors coming your way daily. I work with individuals to provide a safe space to reframe, challenge and explore new ways of thinking. I am engaging, open, and empathetic to your needs. I would love to meet you and begin helping you on your healing journey.
(704) 666-4690 View (704) 666-4690
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Venus Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28204
I am here to help women who don't feel like themselves anymore. I assist women seeking help for anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, trauma, career stress, pregnancy depression/anxiety, grief/loss, infertility, postpartum mental health, self care, and more. If you are a woman who is overwhelmed and feeling isolated you are not alone. I am here to help by providing a supportive space for you to share and process your thoughts & feelings with no judgement or shame. I provide the support you need as you navigate life on your journey into or through motherhood. Book an appointment online today!
I am here to help women who don't feel like themselves anymore. I assist women seeking help for anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, trauma, career stress, pregnancy depression/anxiety, grief/loss, infertility, postpartum mental health, self care, and more. If you are a woman who is overwhelmed and feeling isolated you are not alone. I am here to help by providing a supportive space for you to share and process your thoughts & feelings with no judgement or shame. I provide the support you need as you navigate life on your journey into or through motherhood. Book an appointment online today!
(980) 270-1605 View (980) 270-1605
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Jeff Helms
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28209
6:07am. Remembering that you have already hit snooze seven times is not motivating you to get out of the bed to go about your day. Fear and doubt fill your morning as the reality of present events hits you where you feel it the most. "I have powered through this before" has become your mantra but deep inside you want a change. The past few days you have completed through sheer willpower. You are open to change; you just do not know what it is just yet. Is there any hope? You ask yourself.
6:07am. Remembering that you have already hit snooze seven times is not motivating you to get out of the bed to go about your day. Fear and doubt fill your morning as the reality of present events hits you where you feel it the most. "I have powered through this before" has become your mantra but deep inside you want a change. The past few days you have completed through sheer willpower. You are open to change; you just do not know what it is just yet. Is there any hope? You ask yourself.
(704) 270-3728 View (704) 270-3728
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Aisha C Joseph
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28204
As women, we wear multiple hats and seek to fill multiple roles. In addition to external pressures, completing day to day tasks can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking. Additionally, in meeting the needs of others, we can tend to ignore our own needs. As a therapist, my desire is to give each woman a space in which she is seen, heard, and validated. I seek to work with women who have unresolved trauma, perinatal moods, postpartum depression, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues among other women's issues.
As women, we wear multiple hats and seek to fill multiple roles. In addition to external pressures, completing day to day tasks can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking. Additionally, in meeting the needs of others, we can tend to ignore our own needs. As a therapist, my desire is to give each woman a space in which she is seen, heard, and validated. I seek to work with women who have unresolved trauma, perinatal moods, postpartum depression, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues among other women's issues.
(980) 549-2616 View (980) 549-2616
Photo of Connie Lee Hayes, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Myers Park, Charlotte, NC
Connie Lee Hayes
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28204
I have practiced as a Licensed Professinal Counselor for the past 20 years in both North and South Carolina. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families as they seek help in facing and working through the stresses and challenges of living. I have trained extensively in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues and co-parenting.
I have practiced as a Licensed Professinal Counselor for the past 20 years in both North and South Carolina. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families as they seek help in facing and working through the stresses and challenges of living. I have trained extensively in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues and co-parenting.
(704) 275-0760 View (704) 275-0760
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Tamara Baldwin Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207
Are you seeking peace during a chaotic time in your life? Are your daily routines weighing on you? Are you striving to make the most of unexpected life experiences? We all encounter this! Everyone needs a safe, genuine and private place to share matters of their heart. Allow me to help you create clarity, manage conflict, repair strained relationships, improve communication and evaluate individual goals! The ability to meet people where they are and focus on their strengths to help them create the life they desire, is rewarding. I want to help you implement and increase healthy coping strategies during these times.
Are you seeking peace during a chaotic time in your life? Are your daily routines weighing on you? Are you striving to make the most of unexpected life experiences? We all encounter this! Everyone needs a safe, genuine and private place to share matters of their heart. Allow me to help you create clarity, manage conflict, repair strained relationships, improve communication and evaluate individual goals! The ability to meet people where they are and focus on their strengths to help them create the life they desire, is rewarding. I want to help you implement and increase healthy coping strategies during these times.
(704) 910-2055 View (704) 910-2055
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Charlie P Marquardt
Counselor, LCMHC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28207
Life is complicated. Often the difficulties and stress we face create conflict and struggles that need to be shared with others. Through counseling, I believe that clients can find relief from the stress and pain of broken relationships, addiction, past traumas and unidentified emotional and spiritual wounds. I primarily work with adults experiencing anxiety or depression. I also work with people experiencing grief or who have been in abusive relationships. I work collaboratively with clients to help them find peace and rest in the midst of daily life.
Life is complicated. Often the difficulties and stress we face create conflict and struggles that need to be shared with others. Through counseling, I believe that clients can find relief from the stress and pain of broken relationships, addiction, past traumas and unidentified emotional and spiritual wounds. I primarily work with adults experiencing anxiety or depression. I also work with people experiencing grief or who have been in abusive relationships. I work collaboratively with clients to help them find peace and rest in the midst of daily life.
(980) 295-1250 View (980) 295-1250
Photo of Kaye Richard, Counselor in Myers Park, Charlotte, NC
Kaye Richard
Counselor, LCMHC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Myers Park, Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kaye. I specialize in helping people and their partners, as they navigate fertility struggles, miscarriage, abortion, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum experience. I work frequently with parents of young children who are navigating loss of identity, stress about their kids’ wellbeing, lack of connection to their partners, and feeling like they are failing. These seasons of life are full of “both/and” experiences. Elation, anxiety, contentment, trauma… my goal is to give you space to feel it all and learn how to cope with it all.
Hi, I’m Kaye. I specialize in helping people and their partners, as they navigate fertility struggles, miscarriage, abortion, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum experience. I work frequently with parents of young children who are navigating loss of identity, stress about their kids’ wellbeing, lack of connection to their partners, and feeling like they are failing. These seasons of life are full of “both/and” experiences. Elation, anxiety, contentment, trauma… my goal is to give you space to feel it all and learn how to cope with it all.
(980) 890-9524 View (980) 890-9524

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Number of Therapists in Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Myers Park, Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
80% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
76% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Myers Park, Charlotte, NC see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Myers Park, 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.