Therapists in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC

Photo of Terri Ray, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Terri Ray
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA , NCC, LCMHCS, CPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
I believe that persons seeking counseling for any reason are asking themselves, “Who am I?” Professional counseling helps you return to the authentic self that you were born with before life experiences pulled you away from it. My two-pronged job is to provide you with support and challenge to help you clear away the confusion and to find your authentic self again. Therefore, I ask you to bring to our sessions the thing that is generating the most energy for you that day; the good, the bad, and the ugly. It may not seem to apply to the reason that you started therapy, but it will. Because everything matters.
I believe that persons seeking counseling for any reason are asking themselves, “Who am I?” Professional counseling helps you return to the authentic self that you were born with before life experiences pulled you away from it. My two-pronged job is to provide you with support and challenge to help you clear away the confusion and to find your authentic self again. Therefore, I ask you to bring to our sessions the thing that is generating the most energy for you that day; the good, the bad, and the ugly. It may not seem to apply to the reason that you started therapy, but it will. Because everything matters.
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Photo of Ashley Higgins, LCMHC, LCAS in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Ashley Higgins, LCMHC, LCAS
LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are reading this then I invite you to take a moment to appreciate what you have done. Despite the pain you are in, you have taken an important step toward change. Those whom I work with all have one thing in common—pain. Regardless of its form, nervousness, sadness, substance misuse, difficult thoughts, and/or traumatic memories, attempting to cope with this pain has led to more suffering. There now exists a gap between the life they are living and the one they desire. Life has become about avoiding, numbing, or distracting the pain away. Does this sound like you? If so, know this—you’re not broken, you’re stuck.
If you are reading this then I invite you to take a moment to appreciate what you have done. Despite the pain you are in, you have taken an important step toward change. Those whom I work with all have one thing in common—pain. Regardless of its form, nervousness, sadness, substance misuse, difficult thoughts, and/or traumatic memories, attempting to cope with this pain has led to more suffering. There now exists a gap between the life they are living and the one they desire. Life has become about avoiding, numbing, or distracting the pain away. Does this sound like you? If so, know this—you’re not broken, you’re stuck.
(704) 457-7853 View (704) 457-7853
Photo of Amy Wichman, Psychological Associate in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Amy Wichman
Psychological Associate, SSP, NCSP, LPA
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28211
Early K scheduling now for 2024! Click on My Website link for fee information and schedule an appointment for testing. I will confirm your preferred appointment time within 24 hours! I complete testing for gifted programs (Metrolina Scholars Academy), Private Admissions (CAIS) and Early K Entry right up until the program deadline. I also complete comprehensive assessments to diagnose and make intervention recommendations. I have much experience navigating school policy and procedures. In addition to my full-time work in the schools I maintain my private practice at home in a quiet, comfortable and convenient setting.
Early K scheduling now for 2024! Click on My Website link for fee information and schedule an appointment for testing. I will confirm your preferred appointment time within 24 hours! I complete testing for gifted programs (Metrolina Scholars Academy), Private Admissions (CAIS) and Early K Entry right up until the program deadline. I also complete comprehensive assessments to diagnose and make intervention recommendations. I have much experience navigating school policy and procedures. In addition to my full-time work in the schools I maintain my private practice at home in a quiet, comfortable and convenient setting.
(704) 288-4963 View (704) 288-4963
Photo of Jennifer Leddy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Jennifer Leddy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Are you having a tough time? You are not alone. Many people are struggling right now. They are experiencing anxiety and depression. They are feeling overwhelmed, stuck and hopeless. They are having difficulty at home, school or work. They are coping with grief and loss. They are feeling unwell in their body with one or more health related issues. They can't sleep. They are unhappy in their relationships. They don't have a close friend. They are feeling isolated and disconnected. They come seeking therapy to help address a specific symptom, problem or issue. Often, they are simply seeking to feel less alone.
Are you having a tough time? You are not alone. Many people are struggling right now. They are experiencing anxiety and depression. They are feeling overwhelmed, stuck and hopeless. They are having difficulty at home, school or work. They are coping with grief and loss. They are feeling unwell in their body with one or more health related issues. They can't sleep. They are unhappy in their relationships. They don't have a close friend. They are feeling isolated and disconnected. They come seeking therapy to help address a specific symptom, problem or issue. Often, they are simply seeking to feel less alone.
(704) 550-4703 View (704) 550-4703
Photo of Charryse Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Charryse Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, RYT 500
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Not accepting new clients
***Currently not accepting clients***Ever have a moment where you step back and realize somewhere along the way you've lost yourself? Maybe life even seems like a cycle of responsibilty and lacks joy or purpose. Better is possible! No matter how deep the issue and how long you've struggled, the possibility exists for you to move foward. As a somatically integrative psychotherapist I believe in the importance of treating, body, mind, and spirit. My approach focuses on values, the search for meaning, and the power of choice. I enjoy helping individuals navigate internal conflict, life transitions and working through past hurts.
***Currently not accepting clients***Ever have a moment where you step back and realize somewhere along the way you've lost yourself? Maybe life even seems like a cycle of responsibilty and lacks joy or purpose. Better is possible! No matter how deep the issue and how long you've struggled, the possibility exists for you to move foward. As a somatically integrative psychotherapist I believe in the importance of treating, body, mind, and spirit. My approach focuses on values, the search for meaning, and the power of choice. I enjoy helping individuals navigate internal conflict, life transitions and working through past hurts.
(980) 238-3897 View (980) 238-3897
Photo of Mary Lou Albano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Mary Lou Albano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Not accepting new clients
Discovering a vital resource is a big step to a better life. The choice for personal development begins with finding a professional counselor or coach with whom you have rapport and can build trust.
Discovering a vital resource is a big step to a better life. The choice for personal development begins with finding a professional counselor or coach with whom you have rapport and can build trust.
(704) 322-4768 View (704) 322-4768
Photo of Lance Robert Nelson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Lance Robert Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Lance counsels youth, individuals, couples and families. He conducts support groups, workshops and seminars for churches and businesses. He is an ordained minister and has served in local churches as an associate pastor overseeing youth, men, and marriage ministries. Before seminary and pastoral ministry, he was an electronic engineer in Santa Clara, CA.
Lance counsels youth, individuals, couples and families. He conducts support groups, workshops and seminars for churches and businesses. He is an ordained minister and has served in local churches as an associate pastor overseeing youth, men, and marriage ministries. Before seminary and pastoral ministry, he was an electronic engineer in Santa Clara, CA.
(704) 842-9704 View (704) 842-9704
Photo of Brooke Osterhoudt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Brooke Osterhoudt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, MSW
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
We are all capable of experiencing connection, joy, and a sense of wonder in our everyday lives. However, there are several barriers that prevent us from getting the most out of life such as depression, addiction, grief, loss, low self-esteem, feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. I work in a caring, supportive, and respectful way to confront self-sabotaging behaviors. Together, we will explore present day conflicts, especially relationship and attachment issues, which have prevented you from achieving your goals in life. I am committed to helping you discover new possibilities that will support an abundant and purposeful life.
We are all capable of experiencing connection, joy, and a sense of wonder in our everyday lives. However, there are several barriers that prevent us from getting the most out of life such as depression, addiction, grief, loss, low self-esteem, feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. I work in a caring, supportive, and respectful way to confront self-sabotaging behaviors. Together, we will explore present day conflicts, especially relationship and attachment issues, which have prevented you from achieving your goals in life. I am committed to helping you discover new possibilities that will support an abundant and purposeful life.
(704) 703-8523 View (704) 703-8523
Photo of Sherry B. Stacks, Marriage & Family Therapist in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Sherry B. Stacks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."-Harriet Beecher Stowe. I encourage you in the healing process as you discover your innate strengths and develop them. My extensive training in relationship and various modes of individual therapy prepare me to work with individuals, couples, and families. With an emphasis on interpersonal relationships and their impact on thinking, emotions and behavior, I address the whole person emphasizing the ever-changing life cycle.
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."-Harriet Beecher Stowe. I encourage you in the healing process as you discover your innate strengths and develop them. My extensive training in relationship and various modes of individual therapy prepare me to work with individuals, couples, and families. With an emphasis on interpersonal relationships and their impact on thinking, emotions and behavior, I address the whole person emphasizing the ever-changing life cycle.
(704) 908-0317 View (704) 908-0317
Photo of Blake Clemmons, Licensed Professional Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Blake Clemmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
Are you feeling burnt out or frustrated with ongoing addictions, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, stress, marriage communication and stress? Have you ever felt like it's difficult to find a trusted person that is safe and willing to truly listen to your concerns? I believe CHANGE can only occur when we feel valued, encouraged, understood and SAFE to work through the difficulties of life. If you are looking for professional, clinical therapy from a Christian perspective then please feel free to reach out. I believe that God is our ultimate healer and invite Him into therapy with you!
Are you feeling burnt out or frustrated with ongoing addictions, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, stress, marriage communication and stress? Have you ever felt like it's difficult to find a trusted person that is safe and willing to truly listen to your concerns? I believe CHANGE can only occur when we feel valued, encouraged, understood and SAFE to work through the difficulties of life. If you are looking for professional, clinical therapy from a Christian perspective then please feel free to reach out. I believe that God is our ultimate healer and invite Him into therapy with you!
(704) 769-2751 View (704) 769-2751
Photo of Reaching Resolution, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Reaching Resolution, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Reaching Resolution is a group practice with over 25 years of experience working with children, individuals, couples, and families to help find solutions to the problems that you or your loved ones face. We use a positive, strengths-based approach, drawing from evidence-based strategies to fit your own unique situation and needs. We use a solution-focused approach to help you find positive ways to handle situations and reach the resolution that's right for you.
Reaching Resolution is a group practice with over 25 years of experience working with children, individuals, couples, and families to help find solutions to the problems that you or your loved ones face. We use a positive, strengths-based approach, drawing from evidence-based strategies to fit your own unique situation and needs. We use a solution-focused approach to help you find positive ways to handle situations and reach the resolution that's right for you.
(704) 761-4176 View (704) 761-4176
Photo of Caroline Cotto/Progress to Peace, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Caroline Cotto/Progress to Peace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Seeking a counselor can be hard, even scary. I provide a welcoming place that is quiet, safe and relaxing. This is your time to decide what you most want, what changes you can make, and how to do it. At your initial visit you get to tell your story and discuss your goals. Within our first meeting we create a plan for how to make the changes you want. There's no rush and no pressure. I believe everyone has the power to get the life they want. It will take some work, and you now have a partner to guide you there.
Seeking a counselor can be hard, even scary. I provide a welcoming place that is quiet, safe and relaxing. This is your time to decide what you most want, what changes you can make, and how to do it. At your initial visit you get to tell your story and discuss your goals. Within our first meeting we create a plan for how to make the changes you want. There's no rush and no pressure. I believe everyone has the power to get the life they want. It will take some work, and you now have a partner to guide you there.
(704) 594-8047 View (704) 594-8047
Photo of Calm Seas Family Services, PLLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Calm Seas Family Services, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
My ideal client is someone who is dissatisfied with their current life and is ready to discuss making a change to live the life they wish to live.
My ideal client is someone who is dissatisfied with their current life and is ready to discuss making a change to live the life they wish to live.
(704) 869-2938 View (704) 869-2938
Photo of Carissa Kuhn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Carissa Kuhn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Do you notice that your teen is not themselves? Do they seem overwhelmed? Are they angry or withdrawn? As a parent of a struggling teen, you find yourself worrying about them and you want to make things better. But everything you have tried doesn’t seem to be working. It can be hard to reach out to a counselor because you want to find someone you trust who is knowledgeable but you also want that counselor to be able to get your teen to open up and talk about what is bothering them.
Do you notice that your teen is not themselves? Do they seem overwhelmed? Are they angry or withdrawn? As a parent of a struggling teen, you find yourself worrying about them and you want to make things better. But everything you have tried doesn’t seem to be working. It can be hard to reach out to a counselor because you want to find someone you trust who is knowledgeable but you also want that counselor to be able to get your teen to open up and talk about what is bothering them.
(704) 707-3512 View (704) 707-3512
Photo of Jeff Brockman, Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Jeff Brockman
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
As an adult who wrestles with stopping the frieght train of their thinking loops or as the parent of a struggling student, I offer you hope! You may have done countless Google searches, talked to many friends and neighbors, and may have been hopeful you had found a solution, only to find out it was a temporary solution. It CAN get better and many solutions can be permanent! Let's start feeling hope again. The soul is healed by being with children (Dostoyevsky). Pain and suffering are inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart (Dostoyevsky). Let's turn suffering into dancing!
As an adult who wrestles with stopping the frieght train of their thinking loops or as the parent of a struggling student, I offer you hope! You may have done countless Google searches, talked to many friends and neighbors, and may have been hopeful you had found a solution, only to find out it was a temporary solution. It CAN get better and many solutions can be permanent! Let's start feeling hope again. The soul is healed by being with children (Dostoyevsky). Pain and suffering are inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart (Dostoyevsky). Let's turn suffering into dancing!
(704) 457-1789 View (704) 457-1789
Photo of The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Charlot, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Charlot
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
You have a right to a better life, to live with less distress; to have a life with possibility, potential, and vitality. I have worked with people like you who have found that within the warm, accepting, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment of our therapeutic relationship that change becomes possible. I invite you to be courageous and to reach beyond your fears to claim the life that you want. Utilizing established, researched, and respected therapies, I treat many emotional and behavioral disorders by helping clients face their struggles and move towards a valued life.
You have a right to a better life, to live with less distress; to have a life with possibility, potential, and vitality. I have worked with people like you who have found that within the warm, accepting, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment of our therapeutic relationship that change becomes possible. I invite you to be courageous and to reach beyond your fears to claim the life that you want. Utilizing established, researched, and respected therapies, I treat many emotional and behavioral disorders by helping clients face their struggles and move towards a valued life.
(980) 399-5470 View (980) 399-5470
Photo of Kevin L Gyoerkoe, Psychologist in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Kevin L Gyoerkoe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Are you tired of anxiety or OCD controlling you? As a psychologist and co-author of 10 Simple Solutions to Worry, I specialize in helping people who suffer from anxiety and OCD. I'd like you to know that you can change how you feel and conquer these difficulties for good. You can get back to being you. I provide individual cognitive-behavioral therapy to adults, children and adolescents suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, and excessive worry, as well as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and OCD-related disorders (such as trichotillomania and skin-picking).
Are you tired of anxiety or OCD controlling you? As a psychologist and co-author of 10 Simple Solutions to Worry, I specialize in helping people who suffer from anxiety and OCD. I'd like you to know that you can change how you feel and conquer these difficulties for good. You can get back to being you. I provide individual cognitive-behavioral therapy to adults, children and adolescents suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, and excessive worry, as well as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and OCD-related disorders (such as trichotillomania and skin-picking).
(704) 707-4125 View (704) 707-4125
Photo of Mary Lucas Lacey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Mary Lucas Lacey
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, LPC
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Now Accepting New Patients! How long have you been in pain? Have you been living with it so long that you don't remember how it started? Past and current damage can sabotage our attempts at living the life we deserve and prevent us from trusting others. Often before people enter therapy, they have tried many things to make changes in their lives in order to feel better. Nothing has worked- at least for long. Talking about your problems is not enough. I will help you identify destructive patterns that have interfered with your ability to enjoy life and replace them with healthy solutions.
Now Accepting New Patients! How long have you been in pain? Have you been living with it so long that you don't remember how it started? Past and current damage can sabotage our attempts at living the life we deserve and prevent us from trusting others. Often before people enter therapy, they have tried many things to make changes in their lives in order to feel better. Nothing has worked- at least for long. Talking about your problems is not enough. I will help you identify destructive patterns that have interfered with your ability to enjoy life and replace them with healthy solutions.
(980) 365-8220 View (980) 365-8220
Photo of Pam Lassiter, Counselor in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Pam Lassiter
Counselor, PhD, LMHCS, LMFT, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270
Mental and emotional wellness is important in this hectic world today. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 35 years of counseling experience. My practice serves individuals, couples, and families who are seeking assistance with a wide array of concerns including life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and grief and loss. I am an LGBTQ affirming counselor. I can help with trauma issues using techniques like EMDR. My specialties include couples counseling, adult children of alcoholics issues, and women's issues.
Mental and emotional wellness is important in this hectic world today. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 35 years of counseling experience. My practice serves individuals, couples, and families who are seeking assistance with a wide array of concerns including life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and grief and loss. I am an LGBTQ affirming counselor. I can help with trauma issues using techniques like EMDR. My specialties include couples counseling, adult children of alcoholics issues, and women's issues.
(704) 259-7132 View (704) 259-7132
Photo of Nancy Waring, Psychologist in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC
Nancy Waring
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, a wide range of relationship issues (including marital, pre-marital, divorce and singleness), chronic illness, grief and also offer career assessment and counseling. I combine a practical, problem solving approach with a focus on the client's emotional and family history to facilitate greater insight for the client as we collaborate to bring balance and wholeness to that client's life. In my many years of practice, I have been on staff at a university counseling center, a large private practice and currently am with a ministry-based counseling center.
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, a wide range of relationship issues (including marital, pre-marital, divorce and singleness), chronic illness, grief and also offer career assessment and counseling. I combine a practical, problem solving approach with a focus on the client's emotional and family history to facilitate greater insight for the client as we collaborate to bring balance and wholeness to that client's life. In my many years of practice, I have been on staff at a university counseling center, a large private practice and currently am with a ministry-based counseling center.
(704) 727-4277 View (704) 727-4277

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC

60+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
73% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Stonehaven, Charlotte, NC see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Stonehaven, 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.