Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Antoinette Souffrant, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Antoinette Souffrant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
I work with adults who are in highly stressful professions but who are also often in need of being seen and understood as persons with identities outside of their professional roles. Many of my clients have hidden depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship stressors. I have over thirty five years of experience in helping individuals reach healthy solutions to their complex problems. I provide a safe place to explore the many facets of my clients' complex identities.
I work with adults who are in highly stressful professions but who are also often in need of being seen and understood as persons with identities outside of their professional roles. Many of my clients have hidden depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship stressors. I have over thirty five years of experience in helping individuals reach healthy solutions to their complex problems. I provide a safe place to explore the many facets of my clients' complex identities.
(704) 240-5145 View (704) 240-5145
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Lindsay Patlewicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hi There. I am Lindsay. Do you ever feel stuck? Do you find it hard to get motivated? We all need support at some point in our lives. I employ a holistic approach to help others heal from life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Counseling can provide you with that support, a greater understanding of yourself and an opportunity to grow.
Hi There. I am Lindsay. Do you ever feel stuck? Do you find it hard to get motivated? We all need support at some point in our lives. I employ a holistic approach to help others heal from life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Counseling can provide you with that support, a greater understanding of yourself and an opportunity to grow.
(704) 766-8874 View (704) 766-8874
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Jenny Shumaker
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Not accepting new clients
Expressing authentic thoughts, recognizing, and releasing emotions, and becoming attuned to the body’s physiological sensations, can be an overwhelming process. Knowing this, it is always my intention to provide an atmosphere of safety first, as well as empathy, patience, and compassion to empower you as you embark on this transformative process.
Expressing authentic thoughts, recognizing, and releasing emotions, and becoming attuned to the body’s physiological sensations, can be an overwhelming process. Knowing this, it is always my intention to provide an atmosphere of safety first, as well as empathy, patience, and compassion to empower you as you embark on this transformative process.
(704) 703-4246 View (704) 703-4246
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Kievonne D King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200, TIYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
Many individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community are yearning for freedom and healthy connection, yet life experiences can make this a challenging task. Honoring the intricate beauty and complexity of LGBTQIA+ relationships, therapy becomes a sanctuary—a safe and secure space to untangle and mend complexities. Together, we will work to enhance the overall quality of your relationship with self & others, focusing on healthy boundaries, effective communication, growth, strengthened connections, choosing family, navigating difficult transitions, and breaking dysfunctional cycles while respecting the unique aspects of LGBTQIA+ personhood.
Many individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community are yearning for freedom and healthy connection, yet life experiences can make this a challenging task. Honoring the intricate beauty and complexity of LGBTQIA+ relationships, therapy becomes a sanctuary—a safe and secure space to untangle and mend complexities. Together, we will work to enhance the overall quality of your relationship with self & others, focusing on healthy boundaries, effective communication, growth, strengthened connections, choosing family, navigating difficult transitions, and breaking dysfunctional cycles while respecting the unique aspects of LGBTQIA+ personhood.
(980) 270-1421 View (980) 270-1421
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Brendan Walsh
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
When stress and anxiety build up we can lose sight of our greatest strengths - and downplay our innate ability to overcome adversity. Working with a counselor can help you see yourself and your situation through a different lens. Anxiety, depression, stress - these conditions can narrow our perception, leaving us unable to find paths to better mental health.
When stress and anxiety build up we can lose sight of our greatest strengths - and downplay our innate ability to overcome adversity. Working with a counselor can help you see yourself and your situation through a different lens. Anxiety, depression, stress - these conditions can narrow our perception, leaving us unable to find paths to better mental health.
(704) 397-4675 x339 View (704) 397-4675 x339
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Susan K Campbell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and communities to create positive change. In my clinical practice, I work with adolescents, adults and families to address issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting, and divorce adjustment. I also offer support during life cycle transitions, like college, new jobs, or caring for an elderly parent. Much of my coaching work is oriented around enhancing authentic, courageous leadership that builds cultures in which engaged people thrive. As a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, I offer workshops based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and communities to create positive change. In my clinical practice, I work with adolescents, adults and families to address issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting, and divorce adjustment. I also offer support during life cycle transitions, like college, new jobs, or caring for an elderly parent. Much of my coaching work is oriented around enhancing authentic, courageous leadership that builds cultures in which engaged people thrive. As a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, I offer workshops based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
(704) 259-7099 View (704) 259-7099
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Hannah M. (Lgbtq+ Therapist)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Empathic. Easygoing. Humorist. You create happiness for others, but you struggle to find your own bliss. The mask of being the happy-go-lucky friend is tiring. It's beginning to wear you down. You're always expected to bring the jokes. But, it feels like your pain is fake & unworthy of being heard. Putting the sarcasm & punchlines aside can be foreign & painful when you're so used to always bringing the wit to the table. You deserve to give yourself permission to prioritize your needs & set boundaries. Now is the time to heal the pain you've been avoiding. I will help you find joy again with some laughs along the way.
Empathic. Easygoing. Humorist. You create happiness for others, but you struggle to find your own bliss. The mask of being the happy-go-lucky friend is tiring. It's beginning to wear you down. You're always expected to bring the jokes. But, it feels like your pain is fake & unworthy of being heard. Putting the sarcasm & punchlines aside can be foreign & painful when you're so used to always bringing the wit to the table. You deserve to give yourself permission to prioritize your needs & set boundaries. Now is the time to heal the pain you've been avoiding. I will help you find joy again with some laughs along the way.
(704) 237-6609 View (704) 237-6609
Photo of Deryle I. Hunter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Deryle I. Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
People come to therapy for many different reasons; some want to enrich their relationships or solve a specific problem, others may be stuck in patterns of behavior that they have had difficulty changing. Seeking therapy is a healthy and courageous step in honestly examining your life. It is a collaborative process of identifying and overcoming your unique patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting, which may have limited you. In our work together, you will develop new skills to enhance your overall well-being, improve your relationships, and enable you to make better choices in life.
People come to therapy for many different reasons; some want to enrich their relationships or solve a specific problem, others may be stuck in patterns of behavior that they have had difficulty changing. Seeking therapy is a healthy and courageous step in honestly examining your life. It is a collaborative process of identifying and overcoming your unique patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting, which may have limited you. In our work together, you will develop new skills to enhance your overall well-being, improve your relationships, and enable you to make better choices in life.
(704) 517-9116 View (704) 517-9116
Photo of Stephanie Davis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Stephanie Davis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
As a counselor, I am passionate about creating a non-judgmental space for children and teens to identify healthy ways to manage and express their emotions. I utilize child-centered play therapy techniques, creative therapy techniques, and CBT techniques to help young people explore and utilize healthy coping skills. I believe in the power of strong family relationships whether it is the “biological” family or the “family” one has created through strong bonds. I am originally from Nebraska, am a novice hiker and enjoy exploring nature trails across North Carolina.
As a counselor, I am passionate about creating a non-judgmental space for children and teens to identify healthy ways to manage and express their emotions. I utilize child-centered play therapy techniques, creative therapy techniques, and CBT techniques to help young people explore and utilize healthy coping skills. I believe in the power of strong family relationships whether it is the “biological” family or the “family” one has created through strong bonds. I am originally from Nebraska, am a novice hiker and enjoy exploring nature trails across North Carolina.
(704) 319-5593 View (704) 319-5593
Photo of Sharon Denise Buckner, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Sharon Denise Buckner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
SD Buckner is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over 11 years of experience helping clients of all ages who are suffering from the effects of ADHD, anger management issues, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, and low self-esteem.
SD Buckner is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over 11 years of experience helping clients of all ages who are suffering from the effects of ADHD, anger management issues, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, and low self-esteem.
(704) 327-3029 View (704) 327-3029
Photo of Charlotte Counseling and Wellness, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Counseling and Wellness
Counselor, MA, EdS, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
IF YOU'VE BEEN FEELING - Worried about the future - Stressed about work - Less interested in the things you used to enjoy - Disconnected from the people who matter most - WE'LL HELP YOU FEEL - Ready for whatever life throws at you next - Focused and productive at work - Enjoyment of the things you love to do - Connected to the people closest to you. Charlotte Counseling and Wellness is here to help. Our counselors have dedicated their lives to being the best at helping people go from stuck to thriving, anxious to calm, and hopeless to hopeful.
IF YOU'VE BEEN FEELING - Worried about the future - Stressed about work - Less interested in the things you used to enjoy - Disconnected from the people who matter most - WE'LL HELP YOU FEEL - Ready for whatever life throws at you next - Focused and productive at work - Enjoyment of the things you love to do - Connected to the people closest to you. Charlotte Counseling and Wellness is here to help. Our counselors have dedicated their lives to being the best at helping people go from stuck to thriving, anxious to calm, and hopeless to hopeful.
(828) 522-4011 View (828) 522-4011
Photo of Marlea Leary, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Marlea Leary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Do you find yourself living in the past, focused on pain, shame or regret? Are you stressed or anxious about what the future has in store for you? You may be missing out on living your life to the fullest TODAY. You are certainly not alone. Many of us are trying to figure out how to deal with past hurt or difficult experiences. I would love to help you obtain the peace and fulfillment you desire. You can feel more confident about yourself, your relationships, and your future, while enjoying life today. I am here to provide the guidance and encouragement you need and deserve.
Do you find yourself living in the past, focused on pain, shame or regret? Are you stressed or anxious about what the future has in store for you? You may be missing out on living your life to the fullest TODAY. You are certainly not alone. Many of us are trying to figure out how to deal with past hurt or difficult experiences. I would love to help you obtain the peace and fulfillment you desire. You can feel more confident about yourself, your relationships, and your future, while enjoying life today. I am here to provide the guidance and encouragement you need and deserve.
(704) 869-2262 View (704) 869-2262
Photo of Uyen Dinh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Uyen Dinh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
My therapeutic approach encourages personal growth and provides opportunities for clients to learn information and skills to help them find a more balanced, meaningful life. I believe that the clients are the true experts in their lives, so I work with my client to establish a treatment plan that is specific to their identified needs and goals. I believe there is no “one size fits all” form of therapy. I pull from a variety of modalities so that I can tailor treatment to your specific needs. As a first-generation Asian American, I understand and have experienced mental health stigma.
My therapeutic approach encourages personal growth and provides opportunities for clients to learn information and skills to help them find a more balanced, meaningful life. I believe that the clients are the true experts in their lives, so I work with my client to establish a treatment plan that is specific to their identified needs and goals. I believe there is no “one size fits all” form of therapy. I pull from a variety of modalities so that I can tailor treatment to your specific needs. As a first-generation Asian American, I understand and have experienced mental health stigma.
(704) 538-4213 View (704) 538-4213
Photo of Alana Harper, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Alana Harper
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
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
Photo of Kimberly Reese, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Kimberly Reese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
I'm Kimberly and I'm a Black Trauma Therapist, Black Enneagram CliniCoach, and Speaker. As a clinician, I specialize in treating trauma in Black people. I help us understand, heal from, and move through traumatic experiences. As a coach, I teach high-achieving Black women how to navigate their Blackness and their purpose with confidence in white spaces.
I'm Kimberly and I'm a Black Trauma Therapist, Black Enneagram CliniCoach, and Speaker. As a clinician, I specialize in treating trauma in Black people. I help us understand, heal from, and move through traumatic experiences. As a coach, I teach high-achieving Black women how to navigate their Blackness and their purpose with confidence in white spaces.
(919) 759-5485 View (919) 759-5485
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Preston Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Do you feel sad, anxious, stressed, frustrated or angry? Would you like to think and feel better? Would you like to realize more of your full potential. Speak with a Licensed Counselor with over 28 years experience coaching and helping people learn the tools to succeed in this challenging world! He uses an eclectic approach with an emphasis on CBT/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He also helps people with substance abuse and addiction problems.
Do you feel sad, anxious, stressed, frustrated or angry? Would you like to think and feel better? Would you like to realize more of your full potential. Speak with a Licensed Counselor with over 28 years experience coaching and helping people learn the tools to succeed in this challenging world! He uses an eclectic approach with an emphasis on CBT/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He also helps people with substance abuse and addiction problems.
(704) 750-8039 View (704) 750-8039
Photo of Sherille Denise Barber, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Sherille Denise Barber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
Hello, my name is Dr. Sherille Barber, and I am a licensed clinical counselor in the states of North and South Carolina. I have worked in the mental health field for over 35 years and primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to aid clients in reaching their optimum potential in life. I primarily work with those battling depression and anxiety as well as those dealing with trauma-related issues.
Hello, my name is Dr. Sherille Barber, and I am a licensed clinical counselor in the states of North and South Carolina. I have worked in the mental health field for over 35 years and primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to aid clients in reaching their optimum potential in life. I primarily work with those battling depression and anxiety as well as those dealing with trauma-related issues.
(704) 389-9716 View (704) 389-9716
Photo of Sherrie A. Galloway, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Sherrie A. Galloway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
Are you having a difficult time dealing with life challenges? Are you overwhelmed and tired but you’re unable to pinpoint the reason? Deciding to pursue therapy can be overwhelming. As your therapist, I walk alongside you, sharing your journey through life's challenges. My treatment approaches are tailored to individual needs and are built on honesty, compassion and authenticity. By providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere, I aim to help every person with navigating through some of life's toughest challenges. I use a variety of approaches and techniques to fit clients based on their personality and needs.
Are you having a difficult time dealing with life challenges? Are you overwhelmed and tired but you’re unable to pinpoint the reason? Deciding to pursue therapy can be overwhelming. As your therapist, I walk alongside you, sharing your journey through life's challenges. My treatment approaches are tailored to individual needs and are built on honesty, compassion and authenticity. By providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere, I aim to help every person with navigating through some of life's toughest challenges. I use a variety of approaches and techniques to fit clients based on their personality and needs.
(704) 275-0727 View (704) 275-0727
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J. Suzanne Hagopian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LISW-CP, RYT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28213  (Online Only)
Clients who work with me are seeking a collaborative effort for wellness, open to mind / body approaches and a healthful path. Clients may be dealing with Anxiety or Depression, Trauma or Life Transitions (job related / relational / fertility / men's & women's issues / LGBTQIA+ / aging). You may be working to find peace & purpose in your life. I hope to help you in evaluating and processing internal and external barriers that may prevent you from actualizing authentic-self potential. We will do this work with psychodynamic and somatic principals. We will work together to provide applicable skills for meeting the goals we set forth.
Clients who work with me are seeking a collaborative effort for wellness, open to mind / body approaches and a healthful path. Clients may be dealing with Anxiety or Depression, Trauma or Life Transitions (job related / relational / fertility / men's & women's issues / LGBTQIA+ / aging). You may be working to find peace & purpose in your life. I hope to help you in evaluating and processing internal and external barriers that may prevent you from actualizing authentic-self potential. We will do this work with psychodynamic and somatic principals. We will work together to provide applicable skills for meeting the goals we set forth.
(704) 703-2956 View (704) 703-2956
Photo of Josh Gorelick, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Josh Gorelick
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215
I work with adult males, with a special focus on fathers. These clients want to examine their beliefs, behavior patterns, and relationships in order to work toward a life where their choices and values are aligned. Potential clients of mine may recognize that something is missing in their life, or they are feeling stuck. You may feel as if you know where you want to be but don't know how to get out of your own way. You might feel as if the stresses of everyday life, job, and relationships are just too much to bear. Potential clients may also value utilizing the therapeutic benefits of nature to help in their wellness journey.
I work with adult males, with a special focus on fathers. These clients want to examine their beliefs, behavior patterns, and relationships in order to work toward a life where their choices and values are aligned. Potential clients of mine may recognize that something is missing in their life, or they are feeling stuck. You may feel as if you know where you want to be but don't know how to get out of your own way. You might feel as if the stresses of everyday life, job, and relationships are just too much to bear. Potential clients may also value utilizing the therapeutic benefits of nature to help in their wellness journey.
(828) 392-5192 View (828) 392-5192

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Charlotte, NC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
69% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Charlotte, NC see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.