Therapists in Craven County, NC

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Photo of Kaitlyn Moore, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Craven County, NC
Kaitlyn Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, or trauma? Maybe you're experiencing anxiety or trauma that's making it difficult to focus on your goals. As a young adult or college student, it can be tough navigating these emotions while trying to balance school, work, and relationships. You may be feeling stuck, alone, or uncertain about your future. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore your emotions and find relief from the constant mental chatter. Together, we'll explore your unique experiences and develop new skills to improve your mood, confidence, and overall well-being.
Hello! Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, or trauma? Maybe you're experiencing anxiety or trauma that's making it difficult to focus on your goals. As a young adult or college student, it can be tough navigating these emotions while trying to balance school, work, and relationships. You may be feeling stuck, alone, or uncertain about your future. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore your emotions and find relief from the constant mental chatter. Together, we'll explore your unique experiences and develop new skills to improve your mood, confidence, and overall well-being.
(252) 584-2817 View (252) 584-2817
Photo of Henry Dodge Beckwith, Psychologist in Craven County, NC
Henry Dodge Beckwith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
Not accepting new clients
I use family systems theory and take a dynamic approach to helping individuals understand the nature and course of his or her presenting symptoms. Additionally, I believe in helping individuals develop concrete methods of coping with symptoms that result in lasting change. I therefore also provide a cognitive behavioral approach, utilizing principles from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Using the above methods of change, I have experience treating the following difficulties: Anger Issues, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Grief, Behavioral Disorders in Adolescents, Relationship and Marital Issues, Communication difficulties in families, Abuse and Trauma, Self-esteem, Codependency
I use family systems theory and take a dynamic approach to helping individuals understand the nature and course of his or her presenting symptoms. Additionally, I believe in helping individuals develop concrete methods of coping with symptoms that result in lasting change. I therefore also provide a cognitive behavioral approach, utilizing principles from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Using the above methods of change, I have experience treating the following difficulties: Anger Issues, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Grief, Behavioral Disorders in Adolescents, Relationship and Marital Issues, Communication difficulties in families, Abuse and Trauma, Self-esteem, Codependency
(252) 509-4027 View (252) 509-4027
Photo of Kelsey Jones, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Craven County, NC
Kelsey Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28560
I have worked with individuals throughout many different life stages and events in an attempt to improve their quality of life. It is my goal to meet clients where they are currently at in the therapeutic process and work with them to help meet their goals. I have experience working with all ages to include children/adolescents, teens, adults, and older adults. I utilize a trauma informed, strengths based perspective with my clients to assist with an array of challenges and strive to identify an effective and appropriate evidence based clinical intervention with clients.
I have worked with individuals throughout many different life stages and events in an attempt to improve their quality of life. It is my goal to meet clients where they are currently at in the therapeutic process and work with them to help meet their goals. I have experience working with all ages to include children/adolescents, teens, adults, and older adults. I utilize a trauma informed, strengths based perspective with my clients to assist with an array of challenges and strive to identify an effective and appropriate evidence based clinical intervention with clients.
(252) 595-5579 View (252) 595-5579
Photo of Alliance Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Craven County, NC
Alliance Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in North Carolina. My approach is trauma informed and client centered. I use elements of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy depending on you as my client and your needs. Therapy is as individual as each client and is not a one size fits all process. I've worked with adults at all life stages from young adulthood through senior citizen. I want to work with you to find the approach that works best for you and your expectations of therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in North Carolina. My approach is trauma informed and client centered. I use elements of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy depending on you as my client and your needs. Therapy is as individual as each client and is not a one size fits all process. I've worked with adults at all life stages from young adulthood through senior citizen. I want to work with you to find the approach that works best for you and your expectations of therapy.
(252) 346-6226 View (252) 346-6226
Photo of Angela Cobb Ellis, LCSW Associate in Craven County, NC
Angela Cobb Ellis
LCSW Associate , LCSW-A, MSW
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
Navigating life and its challenges can be overwhelming. Many times, we feel that we must figure it out alone. You don't, I am here to help support you on your path of healing. I am here to offer services to empower and inspire clients to help them live their best life. I believe in creating a safe, secure, and nonjudgmental atmosphere. It is my goal to provide you with the emotional support needed.
Navigating life and its challenges can be overwhelming. Many times, we feel that we must figure it out alone. You don't, I am here to help support you on your path of healing. I am here to offer services to empower and inspire clients to help them live their best life. I believe in creating a safe, secure, and nonjudgmental atmosphere. It is my goal to provide you with the emotional support needed.
(252) 494-4701 View (252) 494-4701
Photo of Kimberly Knight, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Craven County, NC
Kimberly Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
Welcome! I am a warm, non-judgmental and real person. One of my basic tenants is we, as people, are doing the best we can, and sometimes our conscious or subconscious "plan" to take care of ourselves is just not working anymore. Sometimes we need to develop a new “plan” but that can be difficult and we need help. The relationship with ourselves, family, friends and our community is a pillar to good health and well being. However things get in the way….like trauma, substance use, addiction, depression, anxiety, loneliness, illness, & fear. I want to support your concerns and help you improve your sense of wellbeing.
Welcome! I am a warm, non-judgmental and real person. One of my basic tenants is we, as people, are doing the best we can, and sometimes our conscious or subconscious "plan" to take care of ourselves is just not working anymore. Sometimes we need to develop a new “plan” but that can be difficult and we need help. The relationship with ourselves, family, friends and our community is a pillar to good health and well being. However things get in the way….like trauma, substance use, addiction, depression, anxiety, loneliness, illness, & fear. I want to support your concerns and help you improve your sense of wellbeing.
(252) 460-2825 View (252) 460-2825
Photo of Betsy Karen Blum, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Craven County, NC
Betsy Karen Blum
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Betsy is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic therapies. She enjoys helping clients reduce physical and emotional stress, release old burdens, guilt and shame, improve self-esteem and vitality, and heal from old trauma. She finds these therapies to be transformative, healing, and life changing. With more than thirty years' experience practicing psychotherapy, Betsy holds a master's degree in counseling psychology, Keene, NH and a bachelor's degree in Transpersonal Psychology, Burlington College, Vermont.
Betsy is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic therapies. She enjoys helping clients reduce physical and emotional stress, release old burdens, guilt and shame, improve self-esteem and vitality, and heal from old trauma. She finds these therapies to be transformative, healing, and life changing. With more than thirty years' experience practicing psychotherapy, Betsy holds a master's degree in counseling psychology, Keene, NH and a bachelor's degree in Transpersonal Psychology, Burlington College, Vermont.
(252) 888-1610 View (252) 888-1610
Photo of Tracye Taylor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Craven County, NC
Tracye Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
01/04/2024 - Now accepting new clients! Limited openings for Saturday morning appointments. You're worried about your teenager or young adult. They seem stressed out and are struggling to do the things that used to do easily. Maybe they are acting out with friends or family, or worse yet - isolating from everyone. Life happens! We go through things in life, some things we have control over and some we don’t. Let’s work together to assist you with navigating through this thing called Life. I am passionate about providing you with a safe and secure place to discuss your thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors. Things can get better!
01/04/2024 - Now accepting new clients! Limited openings for Saturday morning appointments. You're worried about your teenager or young adult. They seem stressed out and are struggling to do the things that used to do easily. Maybe they are acting out with friends or family, or worse yet - isolating from everyone. Life happens! We go through things in life, some things we have control over and some we don’t. Let’s work together to assist you with navigating through this thing called Life. I am passionate about providing you with a safe and secure place to discuss your thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors. Things can get better!
(252) 651-4769 View (252) 651-4769
Photo of Tandy Hale, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Craven County, NC
Tandy Hale
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, ATR-BC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
With a deep specialization in PTSD, cPTSD and a wide range of mental health issues, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table. As a certified EMDR practitioner, a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a member of The American Art Therapy Association, I have honed my skills in working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. One of my strongest convictions lies in the transformative potential of art and psychodynamic theory. I have witnessed firsthand how artistic expression can be a powerful tool for healing, enabling individuals to navigate their emotions and gain profound insight.
With a deep specialization in PTSD, cPTSD and a wide range of mental health issues, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table. As a certified EMDR practitioner, a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a member of The American Art Therapy Association, I have honed my skills in working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. One of my strongest convictions lies in the transformative potential of art and psychodynamic theory. I have witnessed firsthand how artistic expression can be a powerful tool for healing, enabling individuals to navigate their emotions and gain profound insight.
(252) 888-3326 View (252) 888-3326
Photo of Jenifer Gonzalez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Craven County, NC
Jenifer Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
09.01.23 - Practice accepting new clients! You have been through some things - things you choose not to talk about. You have been dealing with things in your own way, but it’s not working anymore. You need a place where you can talk. You want to know you won’t be judged. You want support and understanding. You are tired of these thoughts and memories coming up over and over. You are ready to move on from the nightmares, anger issues, anxiety, depression, and feeling stressed out. You want to have healthy relationships and be able to actually live life, instead of just making it.
09.01.23 - Practice accepting new clients! You have been through some things - things you choose not to talk about. You have been dealing with things in your own way, but it’s not working anymore. You need a place where you can talk. You want to know you won’t be judged. You want support and understanding. You are tired of these thoughts and memories coming up over and over. You are ready to move on from the nightmares, anger issues, anxiety, depression, and feeling stressed out. You want to have healthy relationships and be able to actually live life, instead of just making it.
(252) 297-6076 View (252) 297-6076
Photo of Aurey Rodriguez, Counselor in Craven County, NC
Aurey Rodriguez
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
Waitlist for new clients
This journey that we call life can be bumpy and many times unpredictable, but with the right tools you will be equipped to tackle what may come your way ( life transitions, anxiety, motherhood, self-esteem, negative mindsets, people pleasers, and much more) I'm here to walk alongside you, provide a safe space that will enable you to voice out all those hidden emotions, identify patterns and triggers and empower you to make healthy decisions in life. Ofresco Terapia en Español.
This journey that we call life can be bumpy and many times unpredictable, but with the right tools you will be equipped to tackle what may come your way ( life transitions, anxiety, motherhood, self-esteem, negative mindsets, people pleasers, and much more) I'm here to walk alongside you, provide a safe space that will enable you to voice out all those hidden emotions, identify patterns and triggers and empower you to make healthy decisions in life. Ofresco Terapia en Español.
(252) 375-4252 View (252) 375-4252
Photo of Teshia Weeks Purvis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Craven County, NC
Teshia Weeks Purvis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28560  (Online Only)
Accepting Telehealth Clients - Having difficulty with the people closest to you? Do you find that in spite of your best efforts to make relationships work, they just never do? Do you feel disconnected from everything and everyone around you?
Accepting Telehealth Clients - Having difficulty with the people closest to you? Do you find that in spite of your best efforts to make relationships work, they just never do? Do you feel disconnected from everything and everyone around you?
(252) 397-3744 View (252) 397-3744
Photo of Ronald D. Blanchard, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Craven County, NC
Ronald D. Blanchard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
I am trauma focused and work with people suffering from PTSD, trauma, (especially veterans and first responders). depression, anxiety, grief, transition, military issues, separation or divorce and substance use disorders/recovery. During our initial sessions, we will form a therapeutic partnership and delve deeply into the issues at hand and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Most of my clients see a significant lifting of symptoms within the first month and sustained improvement thereafter. My philosophy of counseling is built on unconditional positive regard.
I am trauma focused and work with people suffering from PTSD, trauma, (especially veterans and first responders). depression, anxiety, grief, transition, military issues, separation or divorce and substance use disorders/recovery. During our initial sessions, we will form a therapeutic partnership and delve deeply into the issues at hand and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. Most of my clients see a significant lifting of symptoms within the first month and sustained improvement thereafter. My philosophy of counseling is built on unconditional positive regard.
(252) 424-6401 x207 View (252) 424-6401 x207
Photo of Stephanie R Wetherington, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Craven County, NC
Stephanie R Wetherington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, LCMHCQS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28560
Our world has changed over the past few years and it continues to be a very stressful time for us all. I would love to chat with you to see if I may be a good fit to help you navigate your own personal journey. I have had many experiences in my life that have led me into the field of mental health and substance use. I believe that there is a biological, psychological, and spiritual part of every human being and, oftentimes, these are out of balance. It is my honor to be able to assist you in finding that balance and to help you build your life worth living. I have been in practice for since 2009 and am licensed in NC & VA.
Our world has changed over the past few years and it continues to be a very stressful time for us all. I would love to chat with you to see if I may be a good fit to help you navigate your own personal journey. I have had many experiences in my life that have led me into the field of mental health and substance use. I believe that there is a biological, psychological, and spiritual part of every human being and, oftentimes, these are out of balance. It is my honor to be able to assist you in finding that balance and to help you build your life worth living. I have been in practice for since 2009 and am licensed in NC & VA.
(252) 299-5318 View (252) 299-5318
Photo of Jessica Williford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Craven County, NC
Jessica Williford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Have you been avoiding others because nobody can understand what life is like for you? Do you notice there are parts of yourself you neglect? Life can be messy and sometimes we may need somebody to meet us exactly where we are. It can be difficult to take that initial step, but it can also be freeing and empowering. I am passionate about helping you create lasting changes you would like to see. I strive to provide a safe environment where you identify your personal goals, where connection is key, and your experiences are validated. You are worthy!
Have you been avoiding others because nobody can understand what life is like for you? Do you notice there are parts of yourself you neglect? Life can be messy and sometimes we may need somebody to meet us exactly where we are. It can be difficult to take that initial step, but it can also be freeing and empowering. I am passionate about helping you create lasting changes you would like to see. I strive to provide a safe environment where you identify your personal goals, where connection is key, and your experiences are validated. You are worthy!
(252) 713-5198 View (252) 713-5198
Photo of Patricia A Toth, Licensed Professional Counselor in Craven County, NC
Patricia A Toth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28560  (Online Only)
I bring a unique perspective to my counseling practice. It is a gift to be able to point my clients towards their innate inner health via three Principles (Mind, Consciousness, and Thought) that, when understood, taps into our natural wisdom and common sense. This is an inside out process that heightens awareness to bring forth new insightful thinking. This inside-out understanding, fresh in the moment, bubbles up creativity to solve problems, enhance relationships, & brings good feelings for a meaningful, satisfying life. This is an experiential, not an intellectual process that is rich, fresh, and rewarding because it is the genuine self.
I bring a unique perspective to my counseling practice. It is a gift to be able to point my clients towards their innate inner health via three Principles (Mind, Consciousness, and Thought) that, when understood, taps into our natural wisdom and common sense. This is an inside out process that heightens awareness to bring forth new insightful thinking. This inside-out understanding, fresh in the moment, bubbles up creativity to solve problems, enhance relationships, & brings good feelings for a meaningful, satisfying life. This is an experiential, not an intellectual process that is rich, fresh, and rewarding because it is the genuine self.
(252) 392-4371 View (252) 392-4371
Photo of Inna K Porter, Licensed Professional Counselor in Craven County, NC
Inna K Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
I believe counseling is a process by which we gain insight into ourselves.It is my responsibility to provide you with a safe environment to explore your thoughts and feelings. I use a combination of therapies, cognitive behavioral, reality based, person centered and motivational interviewing. I understand that every individual &situation is different, I will adapt to best fit the you. We will look at your cognitions and behaviors, to understand where you are and where you hope to be. My goal is to provide you with the strength to succeed, & with tangible resources and techniques that you can use outside of the counseling session.
I believe counseling is a process by which we gain insight into ourselves.It is my responsibility to provide you with a safe environment to explore your thoughts and feelings. I use a combination of therapies, cognitive behavioral, reality based, person centered and motivational interviewing. I understand that every individual &situation is different, I will adapt to best fit the you. We will look at your cognitions and behaviors, to understand where you are and where you hope to be. My goal is to provide you with the strength to succeed, & with tangible resources and techniques that you can use outside of the counseling session.
(252) 654-9675 View (252) 654-9675
Photo of Tara Leigh Wynant, Counselor in Craven County, NC
Tara Leigh Wynant
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
Hello, my name is Tara Wynant. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s degree from Liberty University, I bring a wealth of experience in supporting diverse populations. My journey in the helping professions spans from early childhood education to ministry, equipping me with deep empathy and a practical understanding of the challenges individuals face My philosophy centers around creating a non-judgmental space where safety, comfort, and compassion are paramount, allowing clients to explore their feelings and navigate their struggles effectively.
Hello, my name is Tara Wynant. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s degree from Liberty University, I bring a wealth of experience in supporting diverse populations. My journey in the helping professions spans from early childhood education to ministry, equipping me with deep empathy and a practical understanding of the challenges individuals face My philosophy centers around creating a non-judgmental space where safety, comfort, and compassion are paramount, allowing clients to explore their feelings and navigate their struggles effectively.
(252) 645-6426 View (252) 645-6426
Photo of Jane Rosseth, Marriage & Family Therapist in Craven County, NC
Jane Rosseth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28560  (Online Only)
Asking for, or accepting help, is not easy for everyone, so I appreciate you taking the first step in your journey! My strengths are working with people who experienced stress/anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, struggles with motivation, executive functioning skills, self confidence, life transitions, aging/mid-life, caregiver support, and overall difficult decision making.
Asking for, or accepting help, is not easy for everyone, so I appreciate you taking the first step in your journey! My strengths are working with people who experienced stress/anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, struggles with motivation, executive functioning skills, self confidence, life transitions, aging/mid-life, caregiver support, and overall difficult decision making.
(252) 460-3576 View (252) 460-3576
Photo of Vicki Howe, Counselor in Craven County, NC
Vicki Howe
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
We all arrive at turning points in life, a place in which we realize that our current path no longer suits our needs or reflects our values. Often, we develop ways of coping with life’s stressors and continue to use these outdated coping methods long after they have lost their purpose. Therapy is most effective when it addresses bio-psycho-social wellness in all areas. I will listen to your needs and desired outcomes to help you create your ideal plan for recovery and wellness.
We all arrive at turning points in life, a place in which we realize that our current path no longer suits our needs or reflects our values. Often, we develop ways of coping with life’s stressors and continue to use these outdated coping methods long after they have lost their purpose. Therapy is most effective when it addresses bio-psycho-social wellness in all areas. I will listen to your needs and desired outcomes to help you create your ideal plan for recovery and wellness.
(252) 300-0862 View (252) 300-0862

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Number of Therapists in Craven County, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Craven County, NC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
73% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
64% MedCost

How Therapists in Craven County, NC see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Craven County?

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.