Therapists in Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC

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Joe Walker
Counselor, JD, LCMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277
I have a passion for helping kids, teens, young adults, and parents. A former lawyer, business executive, and educator, I blend unique life experiences with a compassionate approach to therapy. With six kids of my own, I empathize with young people and parents alike. On a personal level, one of my greatest passions is travel. Having explored over 30 different countries, I realize the importance of cultural diversity and how it enriches our understanding of the world. My experiences shape my counseling practice as I strive to connect with clients from all walks of life. I also enjoy coaching youth sports, coffee, and a good book.
I have a passion for helping kids, teens, young adults, and parents. A former lawyer, business executive, and educator, I blend unique life experiences with a compassionate approach to therapy. With six kids of my own, I empathize with young people and parents alike. On a personal level, one of my greatest passions is travel. Having explored over 30 different countries, I realize the importance of cultural diversity and how it enriches our understanding of the world. My experiences shape my counseling practice as I strive to connect with clients from all walks of life. I also enjoy coaching youth sports, coffee, and a good book.
(704) 741-9355 View (704) 741-9355
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Brittany Webber
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, LSC , NCC
Verified Verified
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277
Do you feel that you and your child or teen sometimes are speaking different languages? Have you tried everything you can think of and are still feeling stuck? If you are unsure where to turn, I can help. Parenting is difficult, to say the least, and I am here to support you and or your child as you navigate through these trying times. I will provide a safe space for you and or your child to express their feelings through the language of play and talk therapy. You will have the opportunity to work through emotions and process difficult life occurrences to create positive change.
Do you feel that you and your child or teen sometimes are speaking different languages? Have you tried everything you can think of and are still feeling stuck? If you are unsure where to turn, I can help. Parenting is difficult, to say the least, and I am here to support you and or your child as you navigate through these trying times. I will provide a safe space for you and or your child to express their feelings through the language of play and talk therapy. You will have the opportunity to work through emotions and process difficult life occurrences to create positive change.
(980) 575-1816 View (980) 575-1816
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Dr. Rasha Mohamed
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
My work benefits those who are interested in an approach that draws on an eclectic mix of modalities. Over my career, I’ve developed an expansive approach to counseling services, rooted in cultural sensitivity. I can help address the emotional parts of your life with a focus on returning to your own “knowing”. This work aligns the various arenas of their life (personal, professional, relationships, parenting, etc.) when you are ready for growth and alignment in your overall life. The work we will do together is focused on solutions, tools, and practical skills to apply.
My work benefits those who are interested in an approach that draws on an eclectic mix of modalities. Over my career, I’ve developed an expansive approach to counseling services, rooted in cultural sensitivity. I can help address the emotional parts of your life with a focus on returning to your own “knowing”. This work aligns the various arenas of their life (personal, professional, relationships, parenting, etc.) when you are ready for growth and alignment in your overall life. The work we will do together is focused on solutions, tools, and practical skills to apply.
(704) 753-8914 View (704) 753-8914
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Danielle Harper
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277
Hi, my name is Danielle Harper and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. It is my pleasure to guide you on a journey that leads to healing. I use a cognitive therapy approach to my sessions, which allows us to explore how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors may prevent you from being able to live your best life or even have you stuck. My main focus area is mild to moderate depression and individuals who have been diagnosed late in life with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
Hi, my name is Danielle Harper and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. It is my pleasure to guide you on a journey that leads to healing. I use a cognitive therapy approach to my sessions, which allows us to explore how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors may prevent you from being able to live your best life or even have you stuck. My main focus area is mild to moderate depression and individuals who have been diagnosed late in life with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
(980) 332-5237 View (980) 332-5237
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Megan L. Johnson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
My clients often come to therapy stating their lives feel consistently chaotic and out of control. It seems no matter what they have tried, they can't escape from recurrent depression and major ups and downs in their mood. They often feel even the most minor situation triggers intense emotional pain. They describe significant difficulty within their relationships and report at times lashing out in anger because of feeling unheard, empty, and disconnected from their real self. They may even try to regain control of their life and emotions through self-destructive behaviors like drinking too much or hurting themself.
My clients often come to therapy stating their lives feel consistently chaotic and out of control. It seems no matter what they have tried, they can't escape from recurrent depression and major ups and downs in their mood. They often feel even the most minor situation triggers intense emotional pain. They describe significant difficulty within their relationships and report at times lashing out in anger because of feeling unheard, empty, and disconnected from their real self. They may even try to regain control of their life and emotions through self-destructive behaviors like drinking too much or hurting themself.
(336) 396-9963 View (336) 396-9963
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Rebecca Blankenship
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Are racing thoughts and worrying keeping you up at night? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Do you feel overwhelmed with emotional disturbance and have a hard time coping in a healthy way? Is your past trauma holding you back? It may be hard for you to relax. You may find it challenging to trust yourself or others. Relationships seem difficult to navigate. However, you don’t have to live with severe anxiety and unhappiness. You don’t have to be held back by what happened to you. Therapy can be a helpful way to learn healthy and effective coping skills, process emotions, get support, and work through trauma.
Are racing thoughts and worrying keeping you up at night? Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Do you feel overwhelmed with emotional disturbance and have a hard time coping in a healthy way? Is your past trauma holding you back? It may be hard for you to relax. You may find it challenging to trust yourself or others. Relationships seem difficult to navigate. However, you don’t have to live with severe anxiety and unhappiness. You don’t have to be held back by what happened to you. Therapy can be a helpful way to learn healthy and effective coping skills, process emotions, get support, and work through trauma.
(704) 869-2183 View (704) 869-2183
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Liz Rougeau
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Are you a new mom dealing with pregnancy or postpartum issues? Are you dealing with parenting challenges or needing help navigating relationships? Do you struggle with low self-esteem while wanting to be the best mom you can be? The transition into motherhood can be challenging and overwhelming. It is hard to balance the expectations of being a mom vs who you want to be, self-care vs taking care of others. You may have a hard time adjusting to your changing roles and changes in your body. Mom guilt can make it hard for you to enjoy your time with your children. There may be more conflicts in your relationships. Help is available.
Are you a new mom dealing with pregnancy or postpartum issues? Are you dealing with parenting challenges or needing help navigating relationships? Do you struggle with low self-esteem while wanting to be the best mom you can be? The transition into motherhood can be challenging and overwhelming. It is hard to balance the expectations of being a mom vs who you want to be, self-care vs taking care of others. You may have a hard time adjusting to your changing roles and changes in your body. Mom guilt can make it hard for you to enjoy your time with your children. There may be more conflicts in your relationships. Help is available.
(704) 666-8243 View (704) 666-8243
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Eden Hyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC-S, EMDR, Trained
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277
Offering Virtual services to TEXAS & Virtual and In-Person in NORTH CAROLINA: From my own journey, I know life can be hard, disappointing and crushing at times. I also know what getting to the light at the end of the tunnel feels and looks like. I understand that you need an open, collaborative, honest and caring space for you to be able to voice your concerns, struggles and needs. After our sessions, you will walk away feeling understood, connected and hopeful. For more details, please check out my website: http://www.insideoutcollaborative.com
Offering Virtual services to TEXAS & Virtual and In-Person in NORTH CAROLINA: From my own journey, I know life can be hard, disappointing and crushing at times. I also know what getting to the light at the end of the tunnel feels and looks like. I understand that you need an open, collaborative, honest and caring space for you to be able to voice your concerns, struggles and needs. After our sessions, you will walk away feeling understood, connected and hopeful. For more details, please check out my website: http://www.insideoutcollaborative.com
(980) 655-2235 View (980) 655-2235
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Sheryl Reto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Do you feel like your past is keeping you from the life you deserve? Do you feel overwhelmed by daily stressors and anxious about your future? It can be difficult to find joy, confidence, and hope when daily life feels overwhelming, and you are often stuck in ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. You may find yourself feeling lost or even broken from things that have happened in the past. You may struggle to manage strong thoughts and emotions that seem to come from nowhere. Imagine finally leaving the past behind you and having more joy and hope in your life. We can work together to make it a reality.
Do you feel like your past is keeping you from the life you deserve? Do you feel overwhelmed by daily stressors and anxious about your future? It can be difficult to find joy, confidence, and hope when daily life feels overwhelming, and you are often stuck in ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. You may find yourself feeling lost or even broken from things that have happened in the past. You may struggle to manage strong thoughts and emotions that seem to come from nowhere. Imagine finally leaving the past behind you and having more joy and hope in your life. We can work together to make it a reality.
(704) 741-4763 View (704) 741-4763
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Deborah A Leighton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I began working in the fields of Addiction/Dual Diagnosis more than 35 years ago. Graduated from Syracuse University in Psychology; completed a master's program at ASU in Clinical Psychology. Graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (MSW). Extensively trained/experience with family systems, addiction, dual diagnosis, expressive arts, grief/bereavement therapy, clinical supervision & relapse prevention. I enjoy creative challenges and have an innovative approach with clients that emphasize individuality, personal growth and change. Accepting Medicare, Tricare, CBHA, BCBS (PPO), UHC, & Optum.
I began working in the fields of Addiction/Dual Diagnosis more than 35 years ago. Graduated from Syracuse University in Psychology; completed a master's program at ASU in Clinical Psychology. Graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (MSW). Extensively trained/experience with family systems, addiction, dual diagnosis, expressive arts, grief/bereavement therapy, clinical supervision & relapse prevention. I enjoy creative challenges and have an innovative approach with clients that emphasize individuality, personal growth and change. Accepting Medicare, Tricare, CBHA, BCBS (PPO), UHC, & Optum.
(704) 729-7214 View (704) 729-7214
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Katie Fontana
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Are you a new mom or dad, anxious and stressed by this major role change you have taken on in life? Do you feel exhausted trying to keep up with daily tasks, and overwhelmed trying to juggle all the life throws at you? Becoming a parent can lead to the dreaded mom-guilt, constantly questioning your choices, and feeling unsure about your identity. Not to mention the challenge of juggling other relationships while prioritizing your children's' needs. It can be difficult to work through all the challenges that occur in life, leading you to feel drained emotionally and physically, or feeling like you are failing.
Are you a new mom or dad, anxious and stressed by this major role change you have taken on in life? Do you feel exhausted trying to keep up with daily tasks, and overwhelmed trying to juggle all the life throws at you? Becoming a parent can lead to the dreaded mom-guilt, constantly questioning your choices, and feeling unsure about your identity. Not to mention the challenge of juggling other relationships while prioritizing your children's' needs. It can be difficult to work through all the challenges that occur in life, leading you to feel drained emotionally and physically, or feeling like you are failing.
(980) 409-5165 View (980) 409-5165
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Alana Harper
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277
Thank you for visiting my site. I know your recovery is essential. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor practicing in North and South Carolina. I hold two Master's Degrees—Forensic Psychology from Argosy University and a Master's of Arts in Community Counseling and Development from George Mason University. I am a certified trauma professional skilled in helping adults, adolescents, and families manage mood disorders, anxiety, and life transitions. When working with clients, I use a person-centered, strength-based, compassionate, trauma-informed, and multiculturally approach to the therapeutic process.
Thank you for visiting my site. I know your recovery is essential. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor practicing in North and South Carolina. I hold two Master's Degrees—Forensic Psychology from Argosy University and a Master's of Arts in Community Counseling and Development from George Mason University. I am a certified trauma professional skilled in helping adults, adolescents, and families manage mood disorders, anxiety, and life transitions. When working with clients, I use a person-centered, strength-based, compassionate, trauma-informed, and multiculturally approach to the therapeutic process.
(704) 459-7815 x4 View (704) 459-7815 x4
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Michelle Rowan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Welcome! Mental health is my passion. If you're constantly feeling exhausted, stuck, overwhelmed, unheard, and misunderstood - you've come to the right place. My hope is to give folks a place to safely explore and connect with their authentic self. In sessions I like to engage folks in mindfulness and body-oriented/somatic techniques. I am EMDR trained and enjoy utilizing this tool to help clients move forward with healing. I am empathetic and direct, while helping clients find healing and new ways of coping.
Welcome! Mental health is my passion. If you're constantly feeling exhausted, stuck, overwhelmed, unheard, and misunderstood - you've come to the right place. My hope is to give folks a place to safely explore and connect with their authentic self. In sessions I like to engage folks in mindfulness and body-oriented/somatic techniques. I am EMDR trained and enjoy utilizing this tool to help clients move forward with healing. I am empathetic and direct, while helping clients find healing and new ways of coping.
(910) 586-3446 View (910) 586-3446
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Megan Quackenbush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28277
Are you a mom trying to navigate motherhood? Maybe you have just given birth and are in the thick of sleep deprivation and are wondering when you will be able to sleep again, or maybe you're navigating the complex territory of pregnancy loss or grief and the joy you anticipated feels difficult to find. Feelings of hopelessness, loss of identity, loneliness, anger, anxiety and depression are all crippling emotions experienced far too often in motherhood. Mama, please know that you are not alone.
Are you a mom trying to navigate motherhood? Maybe you have just given birth and are in the thick of sleep deprivation and are wondering when you will be able to sleep again, or maybe you're navigating the complex territory of pregnancy loss or grief and the joy you anticipated feels difficult to find. Feelings of hopelessness, loss of identity, loneliness, anger, anxiety and depression are all crippling emotions experienced far too often in motherhood. Mama, please know that you are not alone.
(704) 610-0944 View (704) 610-0944

Online Therapists

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Brooke Carr Greene
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
You've found disappointment because your life does not look the way you thought it would. Perhaps you are dealing with a major loss that has you feeling like a bomb went off in your life. Or perhaps you dreamed life would look a certain way and feel left behind, unfulfilled and unsure what you want moving forward. Or perhaps you are struggling to adjust to a life change. Even if your life looks good on the outside, you feel empty and hopeless. You cannot shake a nagging worry or sadness, and your friends and family might not understand how much your life feels like a battle. You feel alone, but you do not need to suffer in silence.
You've found disappointment because your life does not look the way you thought it would. Perhaps you are dealing with a major loss that has you feeling like a bomb went off in your life. Or perhaps you dreamed life would look a certain way and feel left behind, unfulfilled and unsure what you want moving forward. Or perhaps you are struggling to adjust to a life change. Even if your life looks good on the outside, you feel empty and hopeless. You cannot shake a nagging worry or sadness, and your friends and family might not understand how much your life feels like a battle. You feel alone, but you do not need to suffer in silence.
(704) 307-4787 View (704) 307-4787
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Kaci Pennington
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, NCC, MA, CTP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Waitlist for new clients
The folks I work with are those who are struggling with feeling connected to themselves and others. Often my clients have difficulty being in the present moment, instead finding themselves lost inside their mind, imagination, or in the past or future. There's often a deep longing to be connected to others but feel as if there's something in the way. Sometimes my clients feel usure of or inconsistent in who they are, uncertain of what they want and have struggled to find happiness and contentment in life. For my clients, life can often feel blurry or fuzzy with difficulty remembering the recent or distant past.
The folks I work with are those who are struggling with feeling connected to themselves and others. Often my clients have difficulty being in the present moment, instead finding themselves lost inside their mind, imagination, or in the past or future. There's often a deep longing to be connected to others but feel as if there's something in the way. Sometimes my clients feel usure of or inconsistent in who they are, uncertain of what they want and have struggled to find happiness and contentment in life. For my clients, life can often feel blurry or fuzzy with difficulty remembering the recent or distant past.
(704) 610-3340 View (704) 610-3340
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Jessica L. Massey, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
I provide individual therapy for disorders which include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder. I see a range of ages, from adolescents to adults.
I provide individual therapy for disorders which include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder. I see a range of ages, from adolescents to adults.
(704) 707-3488 View (704) 707-3488
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Kimberly Enicks Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
“I can get you unstuck” Sometimes people just get stuck. This might be because of a difficult life circumstance, a change in a relationship, or balancing life demands. I became a therapist because I know how important it is to make sure people are heard and validated. I want you to know that however you feel or whatever you are feeling is allowed and valid. You are doing everything you can to cope, but I am here to help you cope even better.
“I can get you unstuck” Sometimes people just get stuck. This might be because of a difficult life circumstance, a change in a relationship, or balancing life demands. I became a therapist because I know how important it is to make sure people are heard and validated. I want you to know that however you feel or whatever you are feeling is allowed and valid. You are doing everything you can to cope, but I am here to help you cope even better.
(704) 703-2532 View (704) 703-2532
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Lisa Robinson: Certified EMDR provider
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
Feel overwhelmed or anxious or like your mind is racing? Fear ever grip your chest? Your mind keeps looping on the same thoughts, fears, or upsetting memories. You can’t get a good night’s sleep, and you feel irritable, on-edge, or not-in-control. That critical voice in your head won’t shut up and often brings its friends – worry, panic, anger, guilt, and shame. Right now, life doesn’t look or feel the way you want it to. You wonder ‘What the hell is wrong with me? How can I fix this?’ You just want a way to quiet the chaos, move past painful experiences, and get back to the things that are most important to you in life.
Feel overwhelmed or anxious or like your mind is racing? Fear ever grip your chest? Your mind keeps looping on the same thoughts, fears, or upsetting memories. You can’t get a good night’s sleep, and you feel irritable, on-edge, or not-in-control. That critical voice in your head won’t shut up and often brings its friends – worry, panic, anger, guilt, and shame. Right now, life doesn’t look or feel the way you want it to. You wonder ‘What the hell is wrong with me? How can I fix this?’ You just want a way to quiet the chaos, move past painful experiences, and get back to the things that are most important to you in life.
(828) 385-5321 View (828) 385-5321
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Carrie Barto
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Waitlist for new clients
Life is always changing direction keeping us in a constant state of transition. At times these changes can become overwhelming. Some of these changes include death of a loved one, relationship status, identity issues, and unresolved childhood pain. You don't need to struggle through these hard times on your own. You deserve support, understanding, and care in a non-judgmental environment. You don't have to be alone; I'm here for you.
Life is always changing direction keeping us in a constant state of transition. At times these changes can become overwhelming. Some of these changes include death of a loved one, relationship status, identity issues, and unresolved childhood pain. You don't need to struggle through these hard times on your own. You deserve support, understanding, and care in a non-judgmental environment. You don't have to be alone; I'm here for you.
(704) 259-7180 View (704) 259-7180

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Number of Therapists in Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$150

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

100% Depression
93% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
71% Life Transitions
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
91% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth

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

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Providence 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.