Therapists in Cornelius, NC

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Shirley M Curry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA , LCASA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Are you seeking healing from your past? Do you want to save your family? Do you want others to understand where you are coming from as a young adult? Has life dealt you unexpected and unwanted pressures? Do you need payment options? Are you out of solutions? I can help you heal from your past. I can help you to find a new outlook on life. I can explore solutions with you. Sometimes we know where we want to go; yet we need a road map to get there. I feel it is a privilege to be a therapist. I love my work. I offer a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere for my clients to talk through their concerns.
Are you seeking healing from your past? Do you want to save your family? Do you want others to understand where you are coming from as a young adult? Has life dealt you unexpected and unwanted pressures? Do you need payment options? Are you out of solutions? I can help you heal from your past. I can help you to find a new outlook on life. I can explore solutions with you. Sometimes we know where we want to go; yet we need a road map to get there. I feel it is a privilege to be a therapist. I love my work. I offer a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere for my clients to talk through their concerns.
(980) 243-7656 View (980) 243-7656
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Alexis Raye
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety, life transitions, or behavioral challenges? Whether it's starting a new school, moving to a different city, or simply navigating the ongoing ebbs and flows of life, I am here to guide you through these changes. Every day life challenges are overwhelming for us all, but with the help of a highly skilled therapist, their impact can be much lighter and easier to manage.
Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety, life transitions, or behavioral challenges? Whether it's starting a new school, moving to a different city, or simply navigating the ongoing ebbs and flows of life, I am here to guide you through these changes. Every day life challenges are overwhelming for us all, but with the help of a highly skilled therapist, their impact can be much lighter and easier to manage.
(704) 703-3908 View (704) 703-3908
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Connie Ortiz
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Accepting New Clients! I am an EMDR trained therapist. If anxiety is preventing you from enjoying your life and you're wondering if you can ever escape it- the answer is yes! The first sentence in Scott Peck’s timeless book The Road Less Traveled is “life is difficult”. Such a simple grouping of words and yet so insightful. When we understand and accept that life is difficult, we have taken the first step on the road towards healing. Traveling this road can be more manageable and less scary if someone walks alongside us offering encouragement or a different perspective. I can be this resource for you.
Accepting New Clients! I am an EMDR trained therapist. If anxiety is preventing you from enjoying your life and you're wondering if you can ever escape it- the answer is yes! The first sentence in Scott Peck’s timeless book The Road Less Traveled is “life is difficult”. Such a simple grouping of words and yet so insightful. When we understand and accept that life is difficult, we have taken the first step on the road towards healing. Traveling this road can be more manageable and less scary if someone walks alongside us offering encouragement or a different perspective. I can be this resource for you.
(980) 332-2877 View (980) 332-2877
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Sage Healing and Wellness.com
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I am in the business of healing, not learning the latest coping skills that "pop psychology" uses as bandages. I am a customer service driven clinician who puts my clients first. Your experience in therapy will be a safe place for your uniqueness without feeling odd or misunderstood. Spiritual formation has been apart of my individual growth therefore I weave it into my therapy in addition to researched based mod
I am in the business of healing, not learning the latest coping skills that "pop psychology" uses as bandages. I am a customer service driven clinician who puts my clients first. Your experience in therapy will be a safe place for your uniqueness without feeling odd or misunderstood. Spiritual formation has been apart of my individual growth therefore I weave it into my therapy in addition to researched based mod
(704) 710-8523 View (704) 710-8523
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Gregory Moon
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPCS, MAC , LCAS, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I provide counseling services to adults, through a collaborative approach, to assist in accomplishing goals established at the beginning of and during the counseling relationship. My theoretical orientation is Integrative: based on a humanistic perspective with Person-Centered theory and Motivational Interviewing as the foundation. Basically, I believe we all have within us the inherent tendency to develop in positive ways, to find meaning, and to become more self-aware. It is my goal to develop a therapeutic relationship that evokes and supports an individuals growth.
I provide counseling services to adults, through a collaborative approach, to assist in accomplishing goals established at the beginning of and during the counseling relationship. My theoretical orientation is Integrative: based on a humanistic perspective with Person-Centered theory and Motivational Interviewing as the foundation. Basically, I believe we all have within us the inherent tendency to develop in positive ways, to find meaning, and to become more self-aware. It is my goal to develop a therapeutic relationship that evokes and supports an individuals growth.
(704) 666-4463 View (704) 666-4463
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Samantha Prieto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Now accepting virtual clients My main goal in therapy is to walk with my clients on their journey to their authentic life and healthy relationships in a non-judgmental environment. We will work together to explore your values, identify your needs, and create goals to foster your sense of self, build your confidence to use your voice, and reinforce your internal strengths. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples that are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, difficulty communicating, intense emotions, and family conflict.
Now accepting virtual clients My main goal in therapy is to walk with my clients on their journey to their authentic life and healthy relationships in a non-judgmental environment. We will work together to explore your values, identify your needs, and create goals to foster your sense of self, build your confidence to use your voice, and reinforce your internal strengths. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples that are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, difficulty communicating, intense emotions, and family conflict.
(984) 204-7048 View (984) 204-7048
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Lisa Firullo
MEd, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031  (Online Only)
If you feel overwhelmed, can't shut your brain off and worry about many things, I understand. I have a passion for supporting people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and navigating daily life stressors and challenges. I support people to navigate big transitions and create the life they want. I believe our thinking pattern, and the way we interpret the world, influence behaviors and keep us in our current state. By adjusting these patterns we can begin to change the outcome. I work with people to build confidence, self-compassion and self-esteem, to move from stuck to thriving, heal, and live with more joy.
If you feel overwhelmed, can't shut your brain off and worry about many things, I understand. I have a passion for supporting people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and navigating daily life stressors and challenges. I support people to navigate big transitions and create the life they want. I believe our thinking pattern, and the way we interpret the world, influence behaviors and keep us in our current state. By adjusting these patterns we can begin to change the outcome. I work with people to build confidence, self-compassion and self-esteem, to move from stuck to thriving, heal, and live with more joy.
(704) 266-6328 View (704) 266-6328
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Kristin F. Hepler
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Professional Experience Makes a Difference. Kristin F. Hepler is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor with more than 19 years experience in treating individuals with mental health and substance use issues. Kristin strives to create a safe, open and relaxed atmosphere that allows individuals to explore and learn new coping strategies for what brought them into therapy. Kristin utilizes a variety of techniques and interventions in therapy as there is no ‘one size fits all.’
Professional Experience Makes a Difference. Kristin F. Hepler is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor with more than 19 years experience in treating individuals with mental health and substance use issues. Kristin strives to create a safe, open and relaxed atmosphere that allows individuals to explore and learn new coping strategies for what brought them into therapy. Kristin utilizes a variety of techniques and interventions in therapy as there is no ‘one size fits all.’
(980) 372-3893 View (980) 372-3893
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Pholile Dlamini
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
I treat adolescents and adults dealing with life stressors; including work/school stress, social/familial stress, and more clinical difficulties (anxiety, depression, bipolar, issues related to ADHD). My services also include therapy for twice exceptional youth. I provide psychological/psychoeducational assessments to youth from 6y.o to adults. I work with multicultural populations on issues related acculturation, identity, and other social/familial issues. I also provide therapy services for youth and adults in the LGBTQ+ community.To support people who need to process during this difficult time, I am offering telehealth sessions.
I treat adolescents and adults dealing with life stressors; including work/school stress, social/familial stress, and more clinical difficulties (anxiety, depression, bipolar, issues related to ADHD). My services also include therapy for twice exceptional youth. I provide psychological/psychoeducational assessments to youth from 6y.o to adults. I work with multicultural populations on issues related acculturation, identity, and other social/familial issues. I also provide therapy services for youth and adults in the LGBTQ+ community.To support people who need to process during this difficult time, I am offering telehealth sessions.
(980) 448-7436 View (980) 448-7436
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Shelia King
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MACC, LCMHC, CSAT-Ca, ndidate
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, a loss of self-worth, or a loss of hope? If you are tired of being plagued by uncontrollable addictive behaviors, partner betrayal trauma, triggers, negative thoughts, an inability to turn off your brain, or low self-esteem, I can help., Identifying the source and reprocessing memories helps eliminate the pain. I use EMDR to resolve past trauma and present difficulties. EMDR often helps get to the source of your trauma and distress. I offer EMDR in the office and through an online platform called, RemotEMDR for NC residents.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, a loss of self-worth, or a loss of hope? If you are tired of being plagued by uncontrollable addictive behaviors, partner betrayal trauma, triggers, negative thoughts, an inability to turn off your brain, or low self-esteem, I can help., Identifying the source and reprocessing memories helps eliminate the pain. I use EMDR to resolve past trauma and present difficulties. EMDR often helps get to the source of your trauma and distress. I offer EMDR in the office and through an online platform called, RemotEMDR for NC residents.
(919) 328-2649 View (919) 328-2649
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Mindful Beginnings of Lake Norman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
We are so glad you're here! At Mindful Beginnings of Lake Norman we offer therapy services to the greater Lake Norman area's individuals, couples, teens, children, and families. Through our collaborative of independent providers, we are able to work with individuals across the life span to support healing, connection and personal growth.
We are so glad you're here! At Mindful Beginnings of Lake Norman we offer therapy services to the greater Lake Norman area's individuals, couples, teens, children, and families. Through our collaborative of independent providers, we are able to work with individuals across the life span to support healing, connection and personal growth.
(980) 294-3376 View (980) 294-3376
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Megan Orr-Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I began my career as a school counselor, and have been in private practice since 2009. I enjoy working with people on an individual basis to guide them toward processing and change. My philosophy of counseling is to meet clients in the space in which they are ready, and help them find where they want to be. My history as a counselor includes working with parent/child relationships, couples and individuals to create more effective communication patterns. I enjoy working with clients as young as 8 through the lifespan.
I began my career as a school counselor, and have been in private practice since 2009. I enjoy working with people on an individual basis to guide them toward processing and change. My philosophy of counseling is to meet clients in the space in which they are ready, and help them find where they want to be. My history as a counselor includes working with parent/child relationships, couples and individuals to create more effective communication patterns. I enjoy working with clients as young as 8 through the lifespan.
(704) 710-8270 View (704) 710-8270
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Shauna Faile
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
If life feels hard right now, I promise it will not feel this way forever. You deserve to find and believe in your greatness. My mission is to empower couples and individuals to re-author their narratives in order to find healing. Your path of purpose deserves your belief. Sometimes we just need someone to walk along side of us through the hardships to believe we can make it. I utilize my skills to empower others to find power in their stories. My approach can help you move past the false narratives you tell yourself that keep you stuck, and allow yourself to find healing and purpose. You will learn to own your greatness.
If life feels hard right now, I promise it will not feel this way forever. You deserve to find and believe in your greatness. My mission is to empower couples and individuals to re-author their narratives in order to find healing. Your path of purpose deserves your belief. Sometimes we just need someone to walk along side of us through the hardships to believe we can make it. I utilize my skills to empower others to find power in their stories. My approach can help you move past the false narratives you tell yourself that keep you stuck, and allow yourself to find healing and purpose. You will learn to own your greatness.
(704) 327-5780 View (704) 327-5780
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Leslie Bowllan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Life can be tough to navigate and I want to help you achieve a more balanced state of well-being. By providing a supportive, compassionate, objective environment, I will help you identify, explore and navigate life’s difficult situations. I will meet you where you are on your journey and integrate various techniques tailored to your individual needs. I offer an individualized, holistic approach to counseling because I believe everyone’s journey through life is truly unique. I would be honored to help you discover purposeful direction and personal growth towards your own “True North.”
Life can be tough to navigate and I want to help you achieve a more balanced state of well-being. By providing a supportive, compassionate, objective environment, I will help you identify, explore and navigate life’s difficult situations. I will meet you where you are on your journey and integrate various techniques tailored to your individual needs. I offer an individualized, holistic approach to counseling because I believe everyone’s journey through life is truly unique. I would be honored to help you discover purposeful direction and personal growth towards your own “True North.”
(704) 464-2232 View (704) 464-2232
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Jullee Lorraine Capshaw
Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I’m passionate about therapy as a tool for helping young people develop and grow. Adolescence through young adulthood can be a challenging period of time for people, especially in a post-pandemic world. I believe therapy can be a positive tool for teenagers and young adults when they are met where they are, and are given a space to be authentic, vulnerable, and genuine.
I’m passionate about therapy as a tool for helping young people develop and grow. Adolescence through young adulthood can be a challenging period of time for people, especially in a post-pandemic world. I believe therapy can be a positive tool for teenagers and young adults when they are met where they are, and are given a space to be authentic, vulnerable, and genuine.
(980) 983-5209 View (980) 983-5209
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Chloe Paulsen
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCMHCA
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031  (Online Only)
Chloe Paulsen is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Associate (LCMHC-A) with specialties in anxiety, trauma, PTSD, low self-esteem, attachment issues, stress, major life transitions, and depression. She is passionate about working with teens and adults of all genders to help clients discover their identities and lay the foundation to build their full, authentic selves. Chloe completed her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
Chloe Paulsen is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Associate (LCMHC-A) with specialties in anxiety, trauma, PTSD, low self-esteem, attachment issues, stress, major life transitions, and depression. She is passionate about working with teens and adults of all genders to help clients discover their identities and lay the foundation to build their full, authentic selves. Chloe completed her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
(980) 409-5291 View (980) 409-5291
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Ann B Bowen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
If life seems confusing, heavy or difficult, I believe that together we can empower you to successfully face areas of concern; we can look at patterns that have developed and how to lessen their grip on you; we can learn new coping skills to help you maneuver in a supportive and connecting manner; we can find joy and hope in your life. Together we can develop strategies to help you reach your unique goals and develop a strong sense of self to embrace life.
If life seems confusing, heavy or difficult, I believe that together we can empower you to successfully face areas of concern; we can look at patterns that have developed and how to lessen their grip on you; we can learn new coping skills to help you maneuver in a supportive and connecting manner; we can find joy and hope in your life. Together we can develop strategies to help you reach your unique goals and develop a strong sense of self to embrace life.
(704) 710-8269 View (704) 710-8269
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Nikki Mahmutovic
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a concentration in Addiction Counseling. I have experience working with individuals dealing with mental health issues, substance misuse disorders, and individuals with significant trauma symptoms. I have also worked with couples facing relationship challenges and adolescents going through significant life changes. My goal in working with each client is to ensure the client is comfortable and confident enough to make effective decisions regarding the direction and outcome of their own treatment.
I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a concentration in Addiction Counseling. I have experience working with individuals dealing with mental health issues, substance misuse disorders, and individuals with significant trauma symptoms. I have also worked with couples facing relationship challenges and adolescents going through significant life changes. My goal in working with each client is to ensure the client is comfortable and confident enough to make effective decisions regarding the direction and outcome of their own treatment.
(704) 870-4272 View (704) 870-4272
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Kristy L Seagren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Over the last 20 years, I have had the immense privilege of working with many wonderful clients; embarking on a journey to commit to themselves, committing to change, and making a commitment to improve their lives. I consider myself humbled and honored to be a part of every client's journey to true emotional growth through this process that we take on as a team. Together, in a trusting, compassionate, safe and goal oriented clinical alliance, is where this true growth occurs and blossoms and hope is restored.
Over the last 20 years, I have had the immense privilege of working with many wonderful clients; embarking on a journey to commit to themselves, committing to change, and making a commitment to improve their lives. I consider myself humbled and honored to be a part of every client's journey to true emotional growth through this process that we take on as a team. Together, in a trusting, compassionate, safe and goal oriented clinical alliance, is where this true growth occurs and blossoms and hope is restored.
(980) 291-9846 View (980) 291-9846
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Bernard Shalvey
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
It's possible that you're unsure exactly what you would like to address in counseling, that's not a problem, we can explore this question in session and find achievable goals together. Any client struggling with the following issues will likely benefit from my counseling services: anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, autonomy, emotions, purpose, relationships, shame, grief, hopelessness, boundaries, communication, loneliness, spirituality and more.
It's possible that you're unsure exactly what you would like to address in counseling, that's not a problem, we can explore this question in session and find achievable goals together. Any client struggling with the following issues will likely benefit from my counseling services: anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, autonomy, emotions, purpose, relationships, shame, grief, hopelessness, boundaries, communication, loneliness, spirituality and more.
(704) 736-3417 View (704) 736-3417

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Number of Therapists in Cornelius, NC

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Cornelius, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
69% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Cornelius, NC see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cornelius?

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.