Therapists in Cullowhee, NC

Photo of Alyssa Bain, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cullowhee, NC
Alyssa Bain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cullowhee, NC 28723  (Online Only)
Maybe you are facing a transition in your life, struggling with your sense of self or personal relationships, or you’ve faced difficult situations that have lingered with you. Sometimes when we are experiencing these we can feel on edge, easily frustrated, confused, unmotivated, or inadequate. You’re ready for a change and want to be met with a balance that leads you to growth and compassion for yourself. I have experience working with a diverse variety of children, adolescents, and adults. I am especially passionate working with those struggling with self-worth, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment, and parenting.
Maybe you are facing a transition in your life, struggling with your sense of self or personal relationships, or you’ve faced difficult situations that have lingered with you. Sometimes when we are experiencing these we can feel on edge, easily frustrated, confused, unmotivated, or inadequate. You’re ready for a change and want to be met with a balance that leads you to growth and compassion for yourself. I have experience working with a diverse variety of children, adolescents, and adults. I am especially passionate working with those struggling with self-worth, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment, and parenting.
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Meagan L Giordano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullowhee, NC 28723  (Online Only)
I work with people pleasers, perfectionists, and over achievers who have gotten some terrible messages throughout life from family, relationships, school, and society as a whole about who you "should" be. You have heard that your feelings are unimportant or perhaps "wrong." As a result, you have set out to make others happy instead of yourself in the form of caregiving, parenting, high intensity jobs, or compensating with lots of education. In the process, you have buried your own feelings, thoughts and beliefs, and are constantly on the the lookout that someone will discover that you are a "fake" or an "imposter."
I work with people pleasers, perfectionists, and over achievers who have gotten some terrible messages throughout life from family, relationships, school, and society as a whole about who you "should" be. You have heard that your feelings are unimportant or perhaps "wrong." As a result, you have set out to make others happy instead of yourself in the form of caregiving, parenting, high intensity jobs, or compensating with lots of education. In the process, you have buried your own feelings, thoughts and beliefs, and are constantly on the the lookout that someone will discover that you are a "fake" or an "imposter."
(828) 662-9103 View (828) 662-9103
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Elizabeth Littlefield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Not accepting new clients
Life can sometimes be overwhelming and we just don’t know how to move forward. Therapy provides a safe, supportive place to regroup, experience nonjudgmental support, and take back the control you have been searching for. While talking to someone can be uncomfortable and sometimes daunting, finding the right therapist that can guide and encourage you will help make lasting transformation in your life.
Life can sometimes be overwhelming and we just don’t know how to move forward. Therapy provides a safe, supportive place to regroup, experience nonjudgmental support, and take back the control you have been searching for. While talking to someone can be uncomfortable and sometimes daunting, finding the right therapist that can guide and encourage you will help make lasting transformation in your life.
(828) 662-3258 View (828) 662-3258
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Eden Garmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cullowhee, NC 28723  (Online Only)
I am passionate about creating a space for marginalized communities such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+. As a woman of color, my own experiences of growing up in rural Western North Carolina as a child of immigrant parents heavily inform my practice and passion for advocating for minority communities. I have experience working alongside clients as they explore identity and believe we all deserve a safe, judgment-free space to foster self-exploration. My work is based on a holistic, person-centered, and strength-based perspective.
I am passionate about creating a space for marginalized communities such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+. As a woman of color, my own experiences of growing up in rural Western North Carolina as a child of immigrant parents heavily inform my practice and passion for advocating for minority communities. I have experience working alongside clients as they explore identity and believe we all deserve a safe, judgment-free space to foster self-exploration. My work is based on a holistic, person-centered, and strength-based perspective.
(828) 900-1784 View (828) 900-1784
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Cassie R Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Not accepting new clients
I am best suited for clients who are ready to work on improving their quality of life. Sometimes we need to address the past, or the present, or our worries about the future. Maybe we are supporting young humans in growing and need some direction for the best ways to set limits and communicate. Regardless of the issue, therapy is a valuable experience and a great weapon to have in tackling both the large and small issues that come up in life.
I am best suited for clients who are ready to work on improving their quality of life. Sometimes we need to address the past, or the present, or our worries about the future. Maybe we are supporting young humans in growing and need some direction for the best ways to set limits and communicate. Regardless of the issue, therapy is a valuable experience and a great weapon to have in tackling both the large and small issues that come up in life.
(828) 332-5295 View (828) 332-5295
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Paula Anderson Demonet
Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy meeting people right where they are in this wild and wonderful experience, we call life. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I work to help you resolve underlying negative beliefs and patterns that are getting in the way of who you were always meant to be. Your authentic self. Whether your pain stems from traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, or emotional needs that aren’t being met, therapy can help you sit with the pain while still building a meaningful and rich life.
I enjoy meeting people right where they are in this wild and wonderful experience, we call life. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I work to help you resolve underlying negative beliefs and patterns that are getting in the way of who you were always meant to be. Your authentic self. Whether your pain stems from traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, or emotional needs that aren’t being met, therapy can help you sit with the pain while still building a meaningful and rich life.
(828) 622-4643 View (828) 622-4643
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Savannah Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullowhee, NC 28723  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck in a cycle of anxiety, depression, or the aftermath of difficult life experiences can feel like navigating a never-ending maze. I've been there and I get it! My passion is to guide you through these tumultuous times. Specializing in supporting those grappling with high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, I'm here to help you unpack the weight of past traumas and difficult life events. Together, we'll explore your inner world, shedding light on how your experiences shape your present and how to forge a path toward a future where you feel confident and equipped to make choices that align with who you truly are.
Feeling stuck in a cycle of anxiety, depression, or the aftermath of difficult life experiences can feel like navigating a never-ending maze. I've been there and I get it! My passion is to guide you through these tumultuous times. Specializing in supporting those grappling with high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, I'm here to help you unpack the weight of past traumas and difficult life events. Together, we'll explore your inner world, shedding light on how your experiences shape your present and how to forge a path toward a future where you feel confident and equipped to make choices that align with who you truly are.
(252) 421-6801 View (252) 421-6801
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Susannah Kuppers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Sometimes what we need most is to be seen, heard, and appreciated just as we are. Through my own personal counseling and my professional training, I’ve witnessed the power of healing through connection with another and this is the foundation of my work as a therapist. When we are able to be vulnerable with another person, to be truly seen and heard it can be liberating. I bring this approach to my work with a variety of concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, attachment wounds, emerging adulthood, and substance use.
Sometimes what we need most is to be seen, heard, and appreciated just as we are. Through my own personal counseling and my professional training, I’ve witnessed the power of healing through connection with another and this is the foundation of my work as a therapist. When we are able to be vulnerable with another person, to be truly seen and heard it can be liberating. I bring this approach to my work with a variety of concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, attachment wounds, emerging adulthood, and substance use.
(828) 547-9561 View (828) 547-9561
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Amy Conner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullowhee, NC 28723  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
NOT accepting new clients - Counseling is a collaborative process where I strive to create a safe and open environment for you to share your experiences. Areas that can be addressed through counseling include, but are not limited to grief and loss, depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, and problems with self-confidence. As we work together through the therapeutic process, we create and work toward goals that you want to achieve. We will adjust these goals to ensure that your needs are met quickly, so that you can get back to the best version of yourself.
NOT accepting new clients - Counseling is a collaborative process where I strive to create a safe and open environment for you to share your experiences. Areas that can be addressed through counseling include, but are not limited to grief and loss, depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, and problems with self-confidence. As we work together through the therapeutic process, we create and work toward goals that you want to achieve. We will adjust these goals to ensure that your needs are met quickly, so that you can get back to the best version of yourself.
(980) 268-2717 View (980) 268-2717
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Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Way to go! You're making a hard decision! I'm so glad you're choosing to take care of yourself! Are you struggling with knowing who you are beyond a parent, partner, sibling, student, etc..? Maybe it's left you feeling ways you don't understand. Some phases in life are just so hard. I want to help you navigate through these phases with hope; not tell you how to live your life. When we struggle with our mental wellness, the systems around us also struggle, whether that's your family, kids, pets, relationships, work, friends/social life. In my sessions, you lead the way and I will challenge and encourage you to see beyond the surface.
Way to go! You're making a hard decision! I'm so glad you're choosing to take care of yourself! Are you struggling with knowing who you are beyond a parent, partner, sibling, student, etc..? Maybe it's left you feeling ways you don't understand. Some phases in life are just so hard. I want to help you navigate through these phases with hope; not tell you how to live your life. When we struggle with our mental wellness, the systems around us also struggle, whether that's your family, kids, pets, relationships, work, friends/social life. In my sessions, you lead the way and I will challenge and encourage you to see beyond the surface.
(828) 678-6157 View (828) 678-6157
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Emily Pegram
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullowhee, NC 28723  (Online Only)
It is Fucking exhausting, when you're constantly trying to shrink yourself to fit other people's expectations Perhaps you find yourself screaming into the void, feeling lost and overwhelmed by the pressures of existing in this late-stage capitalist hellscape. Maybe you are transitioning into adulthood, searching for acceptance & understanding. You might be starting a new relationship or exploring your sense of self & identity. For years you've felt frustrated & confused by a world that expects you to be someone you are not. But now, you are ready to take up space.
It is Fucking exhausting, when you're constantly trying to shrink yourself to fit other people's expectations Perhaps you find yourself screaming into the void, feeling lost and overwhelmed by the pressures of existing in this late-stage capitalist hellscape. Maybe you are transitioning into adulthood, searching for acceptance & understanding. You might be starting a new relationship or exploring your sense of self & identity. For years you've felt frustrated & confused by a world that expects you to be someone you are not. But now, you are ready to take up space.
(828) 532-3841 View (828) 532-3841
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Kristin Mamrack
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Cullowhee, NC 28723
You're worried and irritable, thinking of worst-case scenarios for everything. Are you constantly questioning yourself? Or afraid if you drop your guard, you'll lose control of yourself? You're probably exhausted and worry it will always be like this. You need a change. Constant stress and fear is so overwhelming and can have a chilling effect both on your relationship with others and with yourself. You want to be able to enjoy your life, without worrying about what comes next. You want to let go of the struggle for perfection. You deserve some peace. I can help you get there.
You're worried and irritable, thinking of worst-case scenarios for everything. Are you constantly questioning yourself? Or afraid if you drop your guard, you'll lose control of yourself? You're probably exhausted and worry it will always be like this. You need a change. Constant stress and fear is so overwhelming and can have a chilling effect both on your relationship with others and with yourself. You want to be able to enjoy your life, without worrying about what comes next. You want to let go of the struggle for perfection. You deserve some peace. I can help you get there.
(828) 301-4110 View (828) 301-4110

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Tom Wilmot
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (Telehealth - available) Discussing personal challenges can often be difficult. The fact is that "life can be difficult", and there are times we all requre help "aligning our compass". Finding a therapist can be an important step in one's search for a "life worth living". For 10 years I have worked to develop compassion and empathy in assisting individuals and the families that have solicited my support in meeting the challenges and stressful situations that seems to be an unavoidable part of life.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (Telehealth - available) Discussing personal challenges can often be difficult. The fact is that "life can be difficult", and there are times we all requre help "aligning our compass". Finding a therapist can be an important step in one's search for a "life worth living". For 10 years I have worked to develop compassion and empathy in assisting individuals and the families that have solicited my support in meeting the challenges and stressful situations that seems to be an unavoidable part of life.
(678) 984-7676 View (678) 984-7676
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Emmy C Holloman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCAS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Now more than ever, your mental health and well-being is important. I understand the thought of opening up to a stranger can be intimidating. My style of therapy is informal and relaxed. It is important to me that you feel comfortable. I won't push you to share if you're not ready. I will always take a nonjudgmental stance. I can assure you I will be comfortable with any subject you'd like to discuss. I am a sex positive/kink positive therapist with experience working with issues related to sexuality and gender, nontraditional relationship types (i.e., nonmonogamy), and nontraditional lifestyles in general.
Now more than ever, your mental health and well-being is important. I understand the thought of opening up to a stranger can be intimidating. My style of therapy is informal and relaxed. It is important to me that you feel comfortable. I won't push you to share if you're not ready. I will always take a nonjudgmental stance. I can assure you I will be comfortable with any subject you'd like to discuss. I am a sex positive/kink positive therapist with experience working with issues related to sexuality and gender, nontraditional relationship types (i.e., nonmonogamy), and nontraditional lifestyles in general.
(252) 351-2032 View (252) 351-2032
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Melissa Groh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Hello! Let's start with two important questions, what brought you here today? And how can I help? My style as a therapist is warm and inviting, with a healthy amount of empowerment to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. I draw from a variety of theories and techniques centering around talk therapy and include a solution focused, mindfulness, strengths based, and nonjudgemental approach. I believe that in working together we can make progress and improvements in the areas you are seeking help with, at a pace that feels good to you. I treat each client as an individual and tailor my approach in ways that benefit you most!
Hello! Let's start with two important questions, what brought you here today? And how can I help? My style as a therapist is warm and inviting, with a healthy amount of empowerment to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. I draw from a variety of theories and techniques centering around talk therapy and include a solution focused, mindfulness, strengths based, and nonjudgemental approach. I believe that in working together we can make progress and improvements in the areas you are seeking help with, at a pace that feels good to you. I treat each client as an individual and tailor my approach in ways that benefit you most!
(828) 392-6339 View (828) 392-6339
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Matthew Grotsky
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
I know how hard it is to seek help when you’re struggling. I get it because I have been there too. You deserve to live fully. You deserve better than scheduling problems, long drives, big bills, and weak outcomes. Maybe you’re afraid it will take years of counseling just to start feeling better. I believe therapy should be a lot more than learning how to cope or survive something. It should help you achieve your goals, thrive in relationships, and live more fully.
I know how hard it is to seek help when you’re struggling. I get it because I have been there too. You deserve to live fully. You deserve better than scheduling problems, long drives, big bills, and weak outcomes. Maybe you’re afraid it will take years of counseling just to start feeling better. I believe therapy should be a lot more than learning how to cope or survive something. It should help you achieve your goals, thrive in relationships, and live more fully.
(828) 522-9259 View (828) 522-9259
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Compass Counseling Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Over the years, I have worked with individuals who experience challenges with symptoms related to anxiety, who have been experienced challenges in relationships, and those who are wanting to increase stress management skills. Some folks seeking support during times of transition and some folks are interested in focusing on a specific area of their relationship with their partner or their coworkers. Together, we can determine which goals to focus on and how to best achieve the desired outcomes.
Over the years, I have worked with individuals who experience challenges with symptoms related to anxiety, who have been experienced challenges in relationships, and those who are wanting to increase stress management skills. Some folks seeking support during times of transition and some folks are interested in focusing on a specific area of their relationship with their partner or their coworkers. Together, we can determine which goals to focus on and how to best achieve the desired outcomes.
(919) 822-8318 View (919) 822-8318
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Maria A Averza
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779
Thanks for taking the time to consider me for potential counseling. You must be experiencing a time of significant distress during this part of your life. I’d like to help if I am a good fit for you! Mental health counseling is an investment in the quality of your life. That’s what we are trained to do, assist persons who can’t seem to find a way out of their suffering and negative circumstances. It offers a combination of human support, professional guidance and evidence-based psychoeducation.
Thanks for taking the time to consider me for potential counseling. You must be experiencing a time of significant distress during this part of your life. I’d like to help if I am a good fit for you! Mental health counseling is an investment in the quality of your life. That’s what we are trained to do, assist persons who can’t seem to find a way out of their suffering and negative circumstances. It offers a combination of human support, professional guidance and evidence-based psychoeducation.
(828) 283-0113 View (828) 283-0113
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Marie Romeo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
I believe that we are all on a similar journey in life....to be fully connected and authentic people, and to integrate the different parts of ourselves so that we can experience love and joy and meaningful relationships. In our work together it is my hope that we can explore the different parts of yourself that keeps you from these connections and explore what it means to feel safe. Through exploring shame and early childhood trauma, depression and anxiety, as well as body love and acceptance, we can work together to support a deepening of your self-awareness and find compassion and connection to heal and nurture your deepest self.
I believe that we are all on a similar journey in life....to be fully connected and authentic people, and to integrate the different parts of ourselves so that we can experience love and joy and meaningful relationships. In our work together it is my hope that we can explore the different parts of yourself that keeps you from these connections and explore what it means to feel safe. Through exploring shame and early childhood trauma, depression and anxiety, as well as body love and acceptance, we can work together to support a deepening of your self-awareness and find compassion and connection to heal and nurture your deepest self.
(828) 392-5148 View (828) 392-5148
Photo of Melanie Norman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cullowhee, NC
Melanie Norman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
You are doing life--going to work, to school--but it's not easy! And it's exhausting presenting as if all's OK all the time: to put on the smile, to muster the energy. But that little voice still whispers negativity in the back of your head: All. The. Damn. Time. You don't know how to take appreciation, much less see it in yourself. You don't know how to say no. And you just want some peace and the sense that you exist outside the needs of others.
You are doing life--going to work, to school--but it's not easy! And it's exhausting presenting as if all's OK all the time: to put on the smile, to muster the energy. But that little voice still whispers negativity in the back of your head: All. The. Damn. Time. You don't know how to take appreciation, much less see it in yourself. You don't know how to say no. And you just want some peace and the sense that you exist outside the needs of others.
(828) 705-3498 View (828) 705-3498

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cullowhee, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Cullowhee, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
75% Life Transitions
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Cullowhee, NC see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cullowhee?

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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.