Therapists in Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC

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P & G Clinical Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
We are accepting new patients! Hablamos y ofrecemos servicios en Español. Estamos aceptando nuevos pacientes. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) and bicultural professional who has worked with abused children, adolescents, adults and their families who have experienced trauma. I have also worked with individuals with other mental health disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, impulse control, addiction disorders, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.).
We are accepting new patients! Hablamos y ofrecemos servicios en Español. Estamos aceptando nuevos pacientes. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) and bicultural professional who has worked with abused children, adolescents, adults and their families who have experienced trauma. I have also worked with individuals with other mental health disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, impulse control, addiction disorders, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.).
(704) 207-0995 View (704) 207-0995
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Chris A. Matthews
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LCAS, SAP, CCS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
I do not take insurance, I work with couples and individuals who are willing to do whatever it takes to save their marriage or relationship. It is my job to be a co-pilot to help guide you and your partner through the storms of conflict, infidelity, grief, trauma, and life’s transitions such as parenting, employment, and blended family issues. As a fellow relationship partner who has been married for 17 years (and counting) with three kids, I personally can relate to the ups and downs of making a relationship work.
I do not take insurance, I work with couples and individuals who are willing to do whatever it takes to save their marriage or relationship. It is my job to be a co-pilot to help guide you and your partner through the storms of conflict, infidelity, grief, trauma, and life’s transitions such as parenting, employment, and blended family issues. As a fellow relationship partner who has been married for 17 years (and counting) with three kids, I personally can relate to the ups and downs of making a relationship work.
(704) 313-1562 View (704) 313-1562
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John Joseph McCarthy
Pastoral Counselor, MSW
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing pain, emotional distress or challenges in your life? Do you feel lost, stuck, or hopeless with your situation? Are you willing to take the steps that are within your control to improve it? Do you want to deal with your pain and emotional distress in a healthier way? If so, I am here to assist you in reaching your goals.
Are you experiencing pain, emotional distress or challenges in your life? Do you feel lost, stuck, or hopeless with your situation? Are you willing to take the steps that are within your control to improve it? Do you want to deal with your pain and emotional distress in a healthier way? If so, I am here to assist you in reaching your goals.
(980) 655-3318 View (980) 655-3318
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Dorothy Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
Dorothy Brooks, MA, LMFT, LCASA Dorothy Brooks is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dorothy has a passion for hearing clients' life stories. By doing this she is able to uniquely cater to their wants and needs of therapy by pulling from their life experiences, some that were traumatic as well as positive, to help facilitate understanding as well as change in their journey. She believes we are the authors of our stories and is here to simply help you write your masterpiece.
Dorothy Brooks, MA, LMFT, LCASA Dorothy Brooks is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dorothy has a passion for hearing clients' life stories. By doing this she is able to uniquely cater to their wants and needs of therapy by pulling from their life experiences, some that were traumatic as well as positive, to help facilitate understanding as well as change in their journey. She believes we are the authors of our stories and is here to simply help you write your masterpiece.
(704) 440-5633 View (704) 440-5633
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Andrew Sydney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28226
My primary goal for our first session is for you to leave feeling a bit more positive and hopeful. I strive to create a relaxed environment that is devoid of judgement. I hope that we can build a trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable opening up and exploring your life, vulnerabilities, and strengths. I'd like to help you in your journey to find more fulfillment and peace in your life.
My primary goal for our first session is for you to leave feeling a bit more positive and hopeful. I strive to create a relaxed environment that is devoid of judgement. I hope that we can build a trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable opening up and exploring your life, vulnerabilities, and strengths. I'd like to help you in your journey to find more fulfillment and peace in your life.
(704) 275-9252 View (704) 275-9252
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Melinda Padmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of North Carolina. In 2014, I graduated from Kean University in New Jersey with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I have over 5+ years of counseling experience from working in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment programs, therapeutic foster care and outpatient counseling settings. I specialize in treating children, adolescents and adults, depression, anxiety, anger management and addictions. I use a client-centered approach, integrating cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, motivational interviewing therapy techniques.
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of North Carolina. In 2014, I graduated from Kean University in New Jersey with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I have over 5+ years of counseling experience from working in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment programs, therapeutic foster care and outpatient counseling settings. I specialize in treating children, adolescents and adults, depression, anxiety, anger management and addictions. I use a client-centered approach, integrating cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, motivational interviewing therapy techniques.
(704) 748-0501 View (704) 748-0501
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Katrina Wilkes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
Therapy is not only intended to treat mental illness or to help alleviate only the most severe traumas. Therapy can help with nearly every aspect of life, from the seemingly everyday to the most devastating situations. We all have solutions we want to achieve and go through changes we need help to navigate. I welcome anyone who is in need of extra tools to help them along on their life journey. I specialize in trauma-focused therapy, life stressors, relational issues, life transitions, women's issues, body image, and grief. I am passionate about working with diverse populations, including BIPOC,women, adolescents, and adults.
Therapy is not only intended to treat mental illness or to help alleviate only the most severe traumas. Therapy can help with nearly every aspect of life, from the seemingly everyday to the most devastating situations. We all have solutions we want to achieve and go through changes we need help to navigate. I welcome anyone who is in need of extra tools to help them along on their life journey. I specialize in trauma-focused therapy, life stressors, relational issues, life transitions, women's issues, body image, and grief. I am passionate about working with diverse populations, including BIPOC,women, adolescents, and adults.
(919) 373-6317 View (919) 373-6317
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OneCore Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28226
Most have been taught to monitor behavior, but few have mastered monitoring their heart. I am passionate about helping clients gain understanding and instill hope for change. By starting where the client is at, I aim to facilitate change as it relates to the mind, body, & soul. Creating a safe environment for a strong therapeutic alliance, each client is treated wholistically to discover one's true potential for conflict resolution. Building on individual client's strengths, the C.O.R.E. issue to the presenting problem is revealed. (C)ultivate, (O)vercome, (R)enew, & (E)mpower
Most have been taught to monitor behavior, but few have mastered monitoring their heart. I am passionate about helping clients gain understanding and instill hope for change. By starting where the client is at, I aim to facilitate change as it relates to the mind, body, & soul. Creating a safe environment for a strong therapeutic alliance, each client is treated wholistically to discover one's true potential for conflict resolution. Building on individual client's strengths, the C.O.R.E. issue to the presenting problem is revealed. (C)ultivate, (O)vercome, (R)enew, & (E)mpower
(704) 751-4605 View (704) 751-4605
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Rasha H. Mohamed
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
Rasha H. Mohamed is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Ph.D. in counselor education. Rasha can help clients find useful practical tools to develop a wellness practice for their life. She offers a unique perspective on a wellness practice for those living in our fast-paced current lifestyle. Outside of work, Rasha loves bike riding, listening to podcasts, gardening, and going for hikes. Nature is her favorite place to be.
Rasha H. Mohamed is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Ph.D. in counselor education. Rasha can help clients find useful practical tools to develop a wellness practice for their life. She offers a unique perspective on a wellness practice for those living in our fast-paced current lifestyle. Outside of work, Rasha loves bike riding, listening to podcasts, gardening, and going for hikes. Nature is her favorite place to be.
(704) 459-6730 View (704) 459-6730
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Connie Mele
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, RN, APRN, CARN-AP, LCAS, FIAAN
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28226
We live in stressful, changing, disconnected times. People are feeling exhausted, lonely, powerless and isolated. Many are filled with negative self talk. I help people realize what has kept them stuck and unfulfilled. Together we will develop a plan to remove those barriers so they can become the person they were intended to be; that they WANT to be. If you are tired of promising yourself that tomorrow will be different, let's begin your journey now. As Ernest Hemingway said, " Today is the only day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come will depend on what you do today."
We live in stressful, changing, disconnected times. People are feeling exhausted, lonely, powerless and isolated. Many are filled with negative self talk. I help people realize what has kept them stuck and unfulfilled. Together we will develop a plan to remove those barriers so they can become the person they were intended to be; that they WANT to be. If you are tired of promising yourself that tomorrow will be different, let's begin your journey now. As Ernest Hemingway said, " Today is the only day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come will depend on what you do today."
(704) 307-2967 View (704) 307-2967
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Robert B Stroker
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28226
I believe psychotherapy can be transformational. In my 20 years as a psychologist, I've noticed a few key components to my work: I approach every new client with unconditional positive regard. I am empathic and supportive, yet direct and focused. I use humor often and laugh a lot. I am an active, conversational therapist. I use a team-oriented approach and keep communication flowing between parents, teachers and counselors. I specialize in working with men ages 16+ for Depression, Anxiety, ADHD and Relationships. I am goal oriented, meet my clients where they are and love my job. I approach every client with kindness an compassion.
I believe psychotherapy can be transformational. In my 20 years as a psychologist, I've noticed a few key components to my work: I approach every new client with unconditional positive regard. I am empathic and supportive, yet direct and focused. I use humor often and laugh a lot. I am an active, conversational therapist. I use a team-oriented approach and keep communication flowing between parents, teachers and counselors. I specialize in working with men ages 16+ for Depression, Anxiety, ADHD and Relationships. I am goal oriented, meet my clients where they are and love my job. I approach every client with kindness an compassion.
(980) 277-3293 View (980) 277-3293
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Clarissa Elmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
Clarissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NC practicing since 2019. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Winthrop University, where she also obtained her Bachelor's degree. Clarissa has experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults in various settings (i. e. Universities, summer camps, counseling center, etc. ). Clarissa is experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, peer relationships, college life and other issues pertaining to wellness and overall mental health.
Clarissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NC practicing since 2019. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Winthrop University, where she also obtained her Bachelor's degree. Clarissa has experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults in various settings (i. e. Universities, summer camps, counseling center, etc. ). Clarissa is experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, peer relationships, college life and other issues pertaining to wellness and overall mental health.
(704) 703-7962 View (704) 703-7962
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Jared Brown
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
Jared Brown is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2023. He has an M. A. of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University and a B.S. from Wake Forest University. As a therapist, Jared's first goal is to create a safe space where you can be yourself in whatever capacity that looks like. Jared considers himself rather eclectic in his approach, ranging from the more traditional talk therapy (psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy) to creating art together, incorporating music, games, and nature into our work.
Jared Brown is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2023. He has an M. A. of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University and a B.S. from Wake Forest University. As a therapist, Jared's first goal is to create a safe space where you can be yourself in whatever capacity that looks like. Jared considers himself rather eclectic in his approach, ranging from the more traditional talk therapy (psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy) to creating art together, incorporating music, games, and nature into our work.
(980) 243-4397 View (980) 243-4397
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Selma Zein
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
Selma Zein is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2023. Selma provides individual and group counseling under supervision. She has had the ability to serve various populations from five years old to 75+ years old. With a vast population, Selma was able to utilize diverse methods and techniques such as cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), person-centered therapy, child-centered therapy, and play therapy amongst others.
Selma Zein is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2023. Selma provides individual and group counseling under supervision. She has had the ability to serve various populations from five years old to 75+ years old. With a vast population, Selma was able to utilize diverse methods and techniques such as cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), person-centered therapy, child-centered therapy, and play therapy amongst others.
(980) 449-3696 View (980) 449-3696
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Savannah Barnette
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
I am looking forward to working with people who are both motivated and unmotivated for treatment as I can appreciate the difficulty in beginning a therapeutic relationship. My ideal clientele would be respectful and at least willing to take a chance on therapy.
I am looking forward to working with people who are both motivated and unmotivated for treatment as I can appreciate the difficulty in beginning a therapeutic relationship. My ideal clientele would be respectful and at least willing to take a chance on therapy.
(704) 459-8610 x103 View (704) 459-8610 x103
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Larry Dagenhart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
Life is difficult.  If you know The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, you might recognize this as the book's first sentence. Peck was right: life is complicated, confusing, and ever-changing"”and it's hard. Often, what causes us anxiety comes from out of nowhere. We're thrown a curveball. We face a problem we didn't know existed, or one we thought only "other people" battled. Larry Dagenhart is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and came to the counseling field from a 20-year career in communications and public relations, serving in higher education, and in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Life is difficult.  If you know The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, you might recognize this as the book's first sentence. Peck was right: life is complicated, confusing, and ever-changing"”and it's hard. Often, what causes us anxiety comes from out of nowhere. We're thrown a curveball. We face a problem we didn't know existed, or one we thought only "other people" battled. Larry Dagenhart is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and came to the counseling field from a 20-year career in communications and public relations, serving in higher education, and in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
(704) 610-3607 View (704) 610-3607
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Malia Suhren
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
It is a privilege to walk alongside individuals who are willing to trust me to assist them as they grapple with depression, anxiety, grief, or other major life events. I like to approach all my clients with a genuine curiosity and collaborate with them to tailor our sessions towards your goals.
It is a privilege to walk alongside individuals who are willing to trust me to assist them as they grapple with depression, anxiety, grief, or other major life events. I like to approach all my clients with a genuine curiosity and collaborate with them to tailor our sessions towards your goals.
(704) 387-5422 View (704) 387-5422
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Chase D Rayfield
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, CRC, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28226
Now serving SC! People come to me because they want to better understand addiction, mental health, and often how to treat both at the same time. Mood and anxiety disorders are common for those struggling with addiction, and not receiving the right care can result in increased relapses and a poor quality of life. When a new client is ready to work with me they will find a compassionate and open counselor with the knowledge to treat multiple disorders and to deal with each one effectively. Being collaborative, I enjoy connecting family members and physicians in your care as well as helping you find community-based recovery resources
Now serving SC! People come to me because they want to better understand addiction, mental health, and often how to treat both at the same time. Mood and anxiety disorders are common for those struggling with addiction, and not receiving the right care can result in increased relapses and a poor quality of life. When a new client is ready to work with me they will find a compassionate and open counselor with the knowledge to treat multiple disorders and to deal with each one effectively. Being collaborative, I enjoy connecting family members and physicians in your care as well as helping you find community-based recovery resources
(919) 391-9300 View (919) 391-9300
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Colleen Baldrige
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28226
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who truly believes in a person’s ability to work through complications that arise throughout life’s different phases, overwhelming emotions, negative self-image, and relationships to regain control of their lives when given the right tools and skills. I work towards helping clients learn, practice, and apply those tools and skills in order to move towards a happier and healthier future. I love having the trust and ability to step into a client’s life in order to work together to reach their goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who truly believes in a person’s ability to work through complications that arise throughout life’s different phases, overwhelming emotions, negative self-image, and relationships to regain control of their lives when given the right tools and skills. I work towards helping clients learn, practice, and apply those tools and skills in order to move towards a happier and healthier future. I love having the trust and ability to step into a client’s life in order to work together to reach their goals.
(704) 286-3055 View (704) 286-3055
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Paul Louis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28210
Paul Louis, LCMHC Paul Louis is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. He has a BS in Psychology from Greensboro College, an SA Counseling Certificate from East Carolina University, and an MA in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. Paul believes in the resilience of people. We are all strong and capable of overcoming obstacles, however it is important that we give ourselves grace during difficult times as we endure.
Paul Louis, LCMHC Paul Louis is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. He has a BS in Psychology from Greensboro College, an SA Counseling Certificate from East Carolina University, and an MA in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. Paul believes in the resilience of people. We are all strong and capable of overcoming obstacles, however it is important that we give ourselves grace during difficult times as we endure.
(704) 389-3557 View (704) 389-3557

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Number of Therapists in Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC

40+

Average cost per session

$150

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

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
72% Relationship Issues
57% Grief
57% Life Transitions
54% Trauma and PTSD
52% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Park Crossing, 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.