Therapists in University City, Charlotte, NC

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TalkLouder Counseling and Consulting PLLC
LCMHC, NCC, MA, MBA, SPHR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I am Natasha Louder and not everyone has had access to mental health care. I am a firm believer that we can all use therapy as some point in our lives. No one should have to " just get through" those times and feel alone. Just in living, you may experience racism, racial trauma and stress. We all want the answer to the questions, "Is this normal?", "Why is every day a struggle?" or "Was that a racist comment?" You want to be seen. You want to figure out if you will ever feel good about your life, your loves or career choices.
I am Natasha Louder and not everyone has had access to mental health care. I am a firm believer that we can all use therapy as some point in our lives. No one should have to " just get through" those times and feel alone. Just in living, you may experience racism, racial trauma and stress. We all want the answer to the questions, "Is this normal?", "Why is every day a struggle?" or "Was that a racist comment?" You want to be seen. You want to figure out if you will ever feel good about your life, your loves or career choices.
(704) 753-8458 View (704) 753-8458
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Kwanza Winn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LCSW
Verified Verified
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Have you or your child been feeling stuck? Have you started to question who you are and what it will take for your circumstances to change? Have difficult memories from the past started to creep back into your mind? Has the voice of outsiders and social media started to make you question your success? Maybe you're in the midst of a major life transition. Holding these thoughts inside while balancing daily tasks can be stressful. Being able to express yourself in a safe space can make all the difference while you begin to view yourself and your circumstances with new lenses.
Have you or your child been feeling stuck? Have you started to question who you are and what it will take for your circumstances to change? Have difficult memories from the past started to creep back into your mind? Has the voice of outsiders and social media started to make you question your success? Maybe you're in the midst of a major life transition. Holding these thoughts inside while balancing daily tasks can be stressful. Being able to express yourself in a safe space can make all the difference while you begin to view yourself and your circumstances with new lenses.
(704) 610-6608 View (704) 610-6608
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Pamela Ruth Hempstead
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, CMHC
Verified Verified
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262
Maybe you have been told you are morbidly obese and that you need to lose weight, but you don't know where to start or what to do. Maybe you have lived through some very difficult life experiences that have resulted in your making choices that are no longer serving you. Maybe you're a married couple, struggling with communicating effectively or enjoying each other sexually. Maybe you are getting older and feeling betrayed by your body. You want to feel better mentally, physically and spiritually, make better choices, resolve unaddressed stuff and make positive change happen.
Maybe you have been told you are morbidly obese and that you need to lose weight, but you don't know where to start or what to do. Maybe you have lived through some very difficult life experiences that have resulted in your making choices that are no longer serving you. Maybe you're a married couple, struggling with communicating effectively or enjoying each other sexually. Maybe you are getting older and feeling betrayed by your body. You want to feel better mentally, physically and spiritually, make better choices, resolve unaddressed stuff and make positive change happen.
(704) 389-5673 View (704) 389-5673
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Jewel Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262
I am a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor with over 13 years of experience providing counseling/therapy services. I received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and later earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy) from the University of San Francisco in California. My specialties are child & adolescent issues, relationship & family problems, adjustment problems, depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management and ADHD.
I am a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor with over 13 years of experience providing counseling/therapy services. I received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and later earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy) from the University of San Francisco in California. My specialties are child & adolescent issues, relationship & family problems, adjustment problems, depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management and ADHD.
(980) 255-5168 View (980) 255-5168
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Jaclyn Berry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262
Life is full of transitions and changes; some are welcome, and some are life shattering. What do you do when the aftermath of these changes is too much to manage? While it is common to feel anxious, overwhelmed, defeated, confused, and uncertain; you don’t have to stay in that place. Defining your new normal after these moments can require support and guidance.
Life is full of transitions and changes; some are welcome, and some are life shattering. What do you do when the aftermath of these changes is too much to manage? While it is common to feel anxious, overwhelmed, defeated, confused, and uncertain; you don’t have to stay in that place. Defining your new normal after these moments can require support and guidance.
(980) 252-2555 View (980) 252-2555
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Gregory T Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262
I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that all people have a desire to improve their life. Through my counseling services, clients are provided tools to empower and understand themselves, as well as, improve their relationship with others. When clients are provided empathetic listening, and effective interpersonal skills to deal with anger, stress, and communicate more effectively, success is a given and a healthier person arises. I specialize in therapy for depression, trauma, anxiety, couples and family counseling, and parenting support.
I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that all people have a desire to improve their life. Through my counseling services, clients are provided tools to empower and understand themselves, as well as, improve their relationship with others. When clients are provided empathetic listening, and effective interpersonal skills to deal with anger, stress, and communicate more effectively, success is a given and a healthier person arises. I specialize in therapy for depression, trauma, anxiety, couples and family counseling, and parenting support.
(980) 247-4315 View (980) 247-4315
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Shay Danielle Reeves
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
The tricky thing about healing is that it requires us to go to the places in ourselves that we fear the most. If we want peace, we have to walk towards the parts of us that feel anxiety and turmoil. If we want to feel worthy, we have to walk towards the parts of ourselves that feel UN-worthy. In our work together, you will fundamentally transform the quality of your life (and your relationships!) by learning to build your reality from a place of conscious awareness, rather than a place of pain/trauma. You will release the unprocessed wounds stored in your nervous system, making space for a happy, free, and dare I say, magical life!
The tricky thing about healing is that it requires us to go to the places in ourselves that we fear the most. If we want peace, we have to walk towards the parts of us that feel anxiety and turmoil. If we want to feel worthy, we have to walk towards the parts of ourselves that feel UN-worthy. In our work together, you will fundamentally transform the quality of your life (and your relationships!) by learning to build your reality from a place of conscious awareness, rather than a place of pain/trauma. You will release the unprocessed wounds stored in your nervous system, making space for a happy, free, and dare I say, magical life!
(704) 703-2822 View (704) 703-2822
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Scarlett Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the first step in mental health self-care; so tell me, how are you? No really, how are you? If the answer is not great, maybe it’s time to open up an honest dialogue about starting therapy. I'm Scarlett; I am the owner and therapist at Grounded Guidance Counseling, PLLC, where I provide outpatient therapy services to individuals and couples. I strive to meet my clients exactly where they are emotionally in a professional but relatable manner, as I desire to break down barriers that could make therapy feel intimidating for anyone involved.
Thank you for taking the first step in mental health self-care; so tell me, how are you? No really, how are you? If the answer is not great, maybe it’s time to open up an honest dialogue about starting therapy. I'm Scarlett; I am the owner and therapist at Grounded Guidance Counseling, PLLC, where I provide outpatient therapy services to individuals and couples. I strive to meet my clients exactly where they are emotionally in a professional but relatable manner, as I desire to break down barriers that could make therapy feel intimidating for anyone involved.
(919) 726-4787 View (919) 726-4787
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L. JoAnn Mullinix
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262
At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. Therapy is a Sacred Space. As a systemic therapist, I welcome individuals, couples, children, and family systems into the room. I believe in creating a non-judgmental and open context that will often draw from Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Mindfulness-based strategies. I received my Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University and was selected as the Student of the Year by the faculty.
At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. Therapy is a Sacred Space. As a systemic therapist, I welcome individuals, couples, children, and family systems into the room. I believe in creating a non-judgmental and open context that will often draw from Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Mindfulness-based strategies. I received my Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University and was selected as the Student of the Year by the faculty.
(980) 326-5034 View (980) 326-5034
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Terri Williams-Whiteside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, TFCBT
Verified Verified
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I'm Terri Williams-Whiteside, therapist with Home for Family Intimacy. Any challenges making your/your family's life difficult? I want to support to you! It is my goal to not take over, but to guide you without judgement in setting & meeting the goals you desire. You are the boss, I assist. Some of the areas we may work on are: blending families, challenges of parenting/caregiving, cheating/infidelity, children’s behavior, communication, co-parenting, divorce/separation, family-conflict, grief, homelessness/displacement, incarceration, living with a mental-health diagnosis, medical diagnosis, partner intimacy, trauma & violence.
I'm Terri Williams-Whiteside, therapist with Home for Family Intimacy. Any challenges making your/your family's life difficult? I want to support to you! It is my goal to not take over, but to guide you without judgement in setting & meeting the goals you desire. You are the boss, I assist. Some of the areas we may work on are: blending families, challenges of parenting/caregiving, cheating/infidelity, children’s behavior, communication, co-parenting, divorce/separation, family-conflict, grief, homelessness/displacement, incarceration, living with a mental-health diagnosis, medical diagnosis, partner intimacy, trauma & violence.
(980) 729-5240 View (980) 729-5240
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Jamarr J Funderburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSOTS, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
University City, Charlotte, NC 28262
I provide treatment for diverse individuals who have diverse life experiences. I have the education and training to address a wide range of treatment issues however I specialize in treating addictions, trauma(s), and challenging relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families. My primary client's are adults over the age of 18.
I provide treatment for diverse individuals who have diverse life experiences. I have the education and training to address a wide range of treatment issues however I specialize in treating addictions, trauma(s), and challenging relationships. I work with individuals, couples, and families. My primary client's are adults over the age of 18.
(704) 594-5092 View (704) 594-5092

Online Therapists

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Margaret E Wyche
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have also completed three years of training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) which is a body-awareness approach to trauma. Dr. Peter Levine realized that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma. SE supports our bodies to access our body's innate wisdom and apply it to healing and resolving the effects of trauma. What I love most about my work is being allowed on the journey with individuals and families as they grow and heal emotionally and spiritually.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. I have also completed three years of training in Somatic Experiencing (SE) which is a body-awareness approach to trauma. Dr. Peter Levine realized that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma. SE supports our bodies to access our body's innate wisdom and apply it to healing and resolving the effects of trauma. What I love most about my work is being allowed on the journey with individuals and families as they grow and heal emotionally and spiritually.
(704) 807-3635 View (704) 807-3635
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Blooming Fields Christian Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28273
No matter what life brings, YOU are worthy, YOU matter, and YOU can find healing as I commit to offer support, unconditional compassion, and a relentless desire to meet you where you are in life. I consider it an honor to work with children, tweens/teens, families, and adults seeking help and comfort during challenging situations. I aim to equip and encourage parents who are seeking tools and resources to regain confidence in parenting, healthy communication, and secure attachment with their children. Divorce, adoption, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and emotion regulation are a few of the issues that I typically see.
No matter what life brings, YOU are worthy, YOU matter, and YOU can find healing as I commit to offer support, unconditional compassion, and a relentless desire to meet you where you are in life. I consider it an honor to work with children, tweens/teens, families, and adults seeking help and comfort during challenging situations. I aim to equip and encourage parents who are seeking tools and resources to regain confidence in parenting, healthy communication, and secure attachment with their children. Divorce, adoption, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and emotion regulation are a few of the issues that I typically see.
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SM Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Client's seek therapy because they desire positive change and growth in their lives. They want to feel empowered, understood, and supported as they navigate their challenges and work towards achieving their goals. Their motivation may stem from a desire for greater happiness, fulfillment, and overall well-being, as well as a recognition of the value of investing in their mental and emotional health. As a therapist, my role is to support and guide you on this journey, providing the tools, insights, and encouragement you need to overcome obstacles and live life more fully and authentically.
Client's seek therapy because they desire positive change and growth in their lives. They want to feel empowered, understood, and supported as they navigate their challenges and work towards achieving their goals. Their motivation may stem from a desire for greater happiness, fulfillment, and overall well-being, as well as a recognition of the value of investing in their mental and emotional health. As a therapist, my role is to support and guide you on this journey, providing the tools, insights, and encouragement you need to overcome obstacles and live life more fully and authentically.
(704) 327-0310 View (704) 327-0310
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Karen McKinney
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Nature's Way Holistic Counseling offers clinical mental health counseling with the addition of a health and wellness framework that connects the body, mind, and spirit. We believe in the term "holistic" counseling because our minds are not independent of all other aspects of life, but is dependent upon the complex, interconnected factors of life, including the food we eat, the environment in which we live, and the content we consume. Although some counseling services address these topics on some level, there is a gap in the field of practitioners offering such a comprehensive evaluation.
Nature's Way Holistic Counseling offers clinical mental health counseling with the addition of a health and wellness framework that connects the body, mind, and spirit. We believe in the term "holistic" counseling because our minds are not independent of all other aspects of life, but is dependent upon the complex, interconnected factors of life, including the food we eat, the environment in which we live, and the content we consume. Although some counseling services address these topics on some level, there is a gap in the field of practitioners offering such a comprehensive evaluation.
(704) 742-2534 View (704) 742-2534
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Kenzie Mizell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Relationships are hard and the struggles we experience can be complex. We don’t always understand or have the words to explain what's going on in our lives- but we know we aren't feeling how we want to. The traditional approach to therapy can be intimidating and at times, hard to understand. In my sessions, we will build our relationship with humor and compassion. I believe that everyone's problems are unique. I'm here to help guide you to discover the best ways to heal in your situation. I am passionate in helping couples, families and individuals heal through reframing and normalizing your conflicts while creating new experiences.
Relationships are hard and the struggles we experience can be complex. We don’t always understand or have the words to explain what's going on in our lives- but we know we aren't feeling how we want to. The traditional approach to therapy can be intimidating and at times, hard to understand. In my sessions, we will build our relationship with humor and compassion. I believe that everyone's problems are unique. I'm here to help guide you to discover the best ways to heal in your situation. I am passionate in helping couples, families and individuals heal through reframing and normalizing your conflicts while creating new experiences.
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Sherri Brinskelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
My passion in this work comes from guiding clients toward life goals, healing, growth, & self-discovery. I combine various modalities tailored to address hindrances & increase momentum in your life. I welcome children, adolescents, teens, & adults as well as couples & families. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life adjustments, developmental delays & more. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused work, & Play Therapies & several other counseling methods to meet your needs. I work with clients to identify their needs and collaborate to meet their goals. Reach out, find your path.
My passion in this work comes from guiding clients toward life goals, healing, growth, & self-discovery. I combine various modalities tailored to address hindrances & increase momentum in your life. I welcome children, adolescents, teens, & adults as well as couples & families. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life adjustments, developmental delays & more. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused work, & Play Therapies & several other counseling methods to meet your needs. I work with clients to identify their needs and collaborate to meet their goals. Reach out, find your path.
(980) 577-4385 View (980) 577-4385
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Venus M Bobis Jendresen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My goal is to help you create the life you want to live. I do this by meeting you where you are, no matter where that might be. We all face trauma, loss, grief and unexpected life transitions. But these moments do not have to define our lives. Together we can successfully process and move through the pain, conflict and difficulty so that you can feel in control of your life again. I approach with a non-judgmental stance, so no topic, conflict or situation is out of bounds.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My goal is to help you create the life you want to live. I do this by meeting you where you are, no matter where that might be. We all face trauma, loss, grief and unexpected life transitions. But these moments do not have to define our lives. Together we can successfully process and move through the pain, conflict and difficulty so that you can feel in control of your life again. I approach with a non-judgmental stance, so no topic, conflict or situation is out of bounds.
(980) 291-4920 View (980) 291-4920
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Religious Trauma Recovery Samantha Speed
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to stay present while your thoughts are racing constantly in your head? It feels difficult to juggle all the things on your to-do list and you’re struggling to keep your head above water. Maybe you take care of everyone else’s needs and it feels like you’re losing yourself, but you don’t know how to say “no.” You might be at a crossroads, trying to navigate personal beliefs amid questions & confusion. Your feelings could be related to something that happened to you and you don’t know how to get rid of the painful reminders. It’s like you’re ready to move forward, but you feel stuck trying to take that first step.
Are you struggling to stay present while your thoughts are racing constantly in your head? It feels difficult to juggle all the things on your to-do list and you’re struggling to keep your head above water. Maybe you take care of everyone else’s needs and it feels like you’re losing yourself, but you don’t know how to say “no.” You might be at a crossroads, trying to navigate personal beliefs amid questions & confusion. Your feelings could be related to something that happened to you and you don’t know how to get rid of the painful reminders. It’s like you’re ready to move forward, but you feel stuck trying to take that first step.
(704) 610-4076 View (704) 610-4076
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Sarah S. McArthur
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
In my time as a therapist, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families on issues ranging from struggles with life changes and adjustments to the challenges that arise from substance use/abuse. Some other areas I've worked with include anxiety, depression, pre-marital concerns, LGBTQIA, relationship issues, and familial conflicts. My treatment approach is client/person-centered where I act as a supportive guide along whatever journey you are on.
In my time as a therapist, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families on issues ranging from struggles with life changes and adjustments to the challenges that arise from substance use/abuse. Some other areas I've worked with include anxiety, depression, pre-marital concerns, LGBTQIA, relationship issues, and familial conflicts. My treatment approach is client/person-centered where I act as a supportive guide along whatever journey you are on.
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Number of Therapists in University City, Charlotte, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in University City, Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
91% Relationship Issues
91% Anxiety
91% Trauma and PTSD
82% Family Conflict
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in University City, Charlotte, NC see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
18% Male
9% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in University City, 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.