Therapists in Greensboro, NC

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Dr. Lori Leshan Speed
Counselor, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27406  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a little girl, I always wanted to help people. As I grew up, that desire became even stronger until I decided a career in mental health was the best way to fulfill that desire. That desire was further cemented when I became a Christian and saw how people were hurting. Throughout life's circumstances, I developed a passion for marriages and families although I do see clients on an individual basis. I view every client as unique and will treat each client as such. My personal belief is that counseling should be a safe and productive place to share, and I make every attempt to make every effort to make each client feel that way.
As a little girl, I always wanted to help people. As I grew up, that desire became even stronger until I decided a career in mental health was the best way to fulfill that desire. That desire was further cemented when I became a Christian and saw how people were hurting. Throughout life's circumstances, I developed a passion for marriages and families although I do see clients on an individual basis. I view every client as unique and will treat each client as such. My personal belief is that counseling should be a safe and productive place to share, and I make every attempt to make every effort to make each client feel that way.
(743) 200-4927 View (743) 200-4927
Photo of Sheneika Alford - License 2 Heal, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
License 2 Heal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27408
One of the most important things we can do is take care of ourselves and each other. I'm so glad you are taking a step towards doing so. YOU are the most important person in your life, and my goal is to help you uncover the best version of yourself. Whether it self discovery or rediscovery, that best version is inside of us all. I like to use a person centered approach and identify what style of therapy works best for the person I am working with.
One of the most important things we can do is take care of ourselves and each other. I'm so glad you are taking a step towards doing so. YOU are the most important person in your life, and my goal is to help you uncover the best version of yourself. Whether it self discovery or rediscovery, that best version is inside of us all. I like to use a person centered approach and identify what style of therapy works best for the person I am working with.
(336) 932-8370 View (336) 932-8370
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Jennifer Kiszely-Ainbinder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27405
Feeling stuck? Stressed? Counseling may be your answer. Working together, I help my clients find relief from their emotional pain and assist them in finding a path they can feel good about. Superior therapy is dependent on the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. I prefer to treat my clients the way I want to be treated by my health care providers; with respect for their time, a warm personality, and with a positive attitude. Please note I formerly practiced under the surname Bressler.
Feeling stuck? Stressed? Counseling may be your answer. Working together, I help my clients find relief from their emotional pain and assist them in finding a path they can feel good about. Superior therapy is dependent on the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. I prefer to treat my clients the way I want to be treated by my health care providers; with respect for their time, a warm personality, and with a positive attitude. Please note I formerly practiced under the surname Bressler.
(336) 310-6487 View (336) 310-6487
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Dennis L. McKnight
Psychologist, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27410
Not accepting new clients
Psychologists Dennis L. McKnight, Ph.D. and Erik Nelson, M.A., have a combined 30+ years of experience as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy specialists. State of the art treatments are utilized for the treatment of Mood Disorders: including Depression; Dysthymia; Bipolar I and II and Cyclotymia. Anxiety Disorders: including Panic Disorder; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Generalized Anxiety; Social Anxiety; PTSD; and Phobias. ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment for individuals and families. Also Stressful Life Situations; Marital Therapy and Relationship Counseling; Personal Growth; Self-Esteem Issues; Anger Issues; Family Therapy; Codependency; and Blended Family Counseling.
Psychologists Dennis L. McKnight, Ph.D. and Erik Nelson, M.A., have a combined 30+ years of experience as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy specialists. State of the art treatments are utilized for the treatment of Mood Disorders: including Depression; Dysthymia; Bipolar I and II and Cyclotymia. Anxiety Disorders: including Panic Disorder; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Generalized Anxiety; Social Anxiety; PTSD; and Phobias. ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment for individuals and families. Also Stressful Life Situations; Marital Therapy and Relationship Counseling; Personal Growth; Self-Esteem Issues; Anger Issues; Family Therapy; Codependency; and Blended Family Counseling.
(336) 297-1060 View (336) 297-1060
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John A Henry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27408
We all need help in order to know how to fulfill our life dreams and be happy. Maybe you just need a compassionate nonjudgmental presence listening to you. Maybe you need tools to deal with thoughts and emotions. I have the life-experience, empathy, and knowledge to help. You don't have to agree to be as unhappy tomorrow as you are today. Please allow me the privilege of hearing your story, and if you desire, giving you the emotional tools to help yourself. There is hope! Please call and take the important first step to pursue a freer, happier, fuller life.
We all need help in order to know how to fulfill our life dreams and be happy. Maybe you just need a compassionate nonjudgmental presence listening to you. Maybe you need tools to deal with thoughts and emotions. I have the life-experience, empathy, and knowledge to help. You don't have to agree to be as unhappy tomorrow as you are today. Please allow me the privilege of hearing your story, and if you desire, giving you the emotional tools to help yourself. There is hope! Please call and take the important first step to pursue a freer, happier, fuller life.
(919) 251-5653 View (919) 251-5653
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Dana J Whitt Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27401
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who helps individuals from all walks of life who are struggling to be the best versions of themselves. This could be due to fragile self-esteem, loss of faith, body image, relational conflict, or social/systemic issues. I have advanced skills in treating trauma-related disorders due to single (e.g. sexual assault) or complex trauma (e.g. childhood abuse, neglect), death, bereavement, or loss. I use attachment work and relational constructivist theories to help those who are yearning to be more connected with their hearts, bodies, and minds.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who helps individuals from all walks of life who are struggling to be the best versions of themselves. This could be due to fragile self-esteem, loss of faith, body image, relational conflict, or social/systemic issues. I have advanced skills in treating trauma-related disorders due to single (e.g. sexual assault) or complex trauma (e.g. childhood abuse, neglect), death, bereavement, or loss. I use attachment work and relational constructivist theories to help those who are yearning to be more connected with their hearts, bodies, and minds.
(336) 967-9209 View (336) 967-9209
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Boyana Delossantos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27408
Are you between the ages of 19-40, have ADHD, struggle to maintain positive relationships in your life, and have a difficult time managing emotions? Let me introduce myself! My name is Boyana and I enjoy working with clients who experience the challenges of ADHD, have experienced relationship trauma, and are looking to heal from invalidation in those relationships. I also enjoy working with those who don't mind being challenged, are eager and committed to change, and who don't mind putting in the work it takes to create a life they find worth living.
Are you between the ages of 19-40, have ADHD, struggle to maintain positive relationships in your life, and have a difficult time managing emotions? Let me introduce myself! My name is Boyana and I enjoy working with clients who experience the challenges of ADHD, have experienced relationship trauma, and are looking to heal from invalidation in those relationships. I also enjoy working with those who don't mind being challenged, are eager and committed to change, and who don't mind putting in the work it takes to create a life they find worth living.
(336) 490-2156 View (336) 490-2156
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Brett Debney
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, EdS, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27403
Not accepting new clients
-- Note: I am not accepting new clients at this time.-- Do you feel judged, dismissed, invisible? Do you feel like you cannot share with others who you truly are, and no place feels like home? You are not alone. It is hard when you feel like you do not fit in, like you cannot be the real you, especially during those times when life's challenges become overwhelming and you need understanding, support and connection. You do not have to feel so distant from others. I want to help you learn to make meaningful connections with the important people in your life and with the world around you.
-- Note: I am not accepting new clients at this time.-- Do you feel judged, dismissed, invisible? Do you feel like you cannot share with others who you truly are, and no place feels like home? You are not alone. It is hard when you feel like you do not fit in, like you cannot be the real you, especially during those times when life's challenges become overwhelming and you need understanding, support and connection. You do not have to feel so distant from others. I want to help you learn to make meaningful connections with the important people in your life and with the world around you.
(336) 686-3555 View (336) 686-3555
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Madalina Ochenatu
Counselor, MS, CRC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27410
It is frustrating to have tried everything, yet continue to feel in pain, sad, hopeless, stuck in the past, and worrying about the future, yourself, and your relationships. Stress, past trauma, chronic physical & mental illness can make you feel that way, affecting your quality of life (QOL). Imagine though a life where you get a boost of energy and motivation, quiet negative self-talk, cope better with stress, manage physical and emotional pain, build confidence, feel less worried, self-conscious and withdrawn, regain hope and pleasure in things you used to enjoy, live a healthier life style, and accomplish meaningful life goals.
It is frustrating to have tried everything, yet continue to feel in pain, sad, hopeless, stuck in the past, and worrying about the future, yourself, and your relationships. Stress, past trauma, chronic physical & mental illness can make you feel that way, affecting your quality of life (QOL). Imagine though a life where you get a boost of energy and motivation, quiet negative self-talk, cope better with stress, manage physical and emotional pain, build confidence, feel less worried, self-conscious and withdrawn, regain hope and pleasure in things you used to enjoy, live a healthier life style, and accomplish meaningful life goals.
(984) 205-4877 View (984) 205-4877
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Johanna E Bridges
15618, MSc, LPC/NJ, LCMHC, NC
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27407  (Online Only)
Welcome All Counties and Cities of North Carolina and New Jersey! Allow me to help you move beyond your current struggles. As a Client Centered Counselor, I will meet you where you are and provide a safe place for you to move forward on your healing journey. Together, we will Connect the Bridges of your life to the roads that lead to options and decisions for a brighter future. My goal is to support you as you maneuver the rocky landscape of your life.
Welcome All Counties and Cities of North Carolina and New Jersey! Allow me to help you move beyond your current struggles. As a Client Centered Counselor, I will meet you where you are and provide a safe place for you to move forward on your healing journey. Together, we will Connect the Bridges of your life to the roads that lead to options and decisions for a brighter future. My goal is to support you as you maneuver the rocky landscape of your life.
(336) 360-5657 View (336) 360-5657
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Rashida Wise
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA Ed, LCMHCA, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27401
I know how difficult it is to seek help and ultimately, finding a good fit in a counselor is vital to the journey ahead. Are you struggling with life? Self-image conflicts due to societal pressures? Addiction? Experienced past trauma that is impacting your current relationships or your ability to function? Or are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure if you have the tools to make any lasting changes? If you can relate to any of those questions, I want to thank you for coming here. Thank you for making the uncomfortable step to seek professional support. I am here to help you navigate and create a life that is balanced and authentic.
I know how difficult it is to seek help and ultimately, finding a good fit in a counselor is vital to the journey ahead. Are you struggling with life? Self-image conflicts due to societal pressures? Addiction? Experienced past trauma that is impacting your current relationships or your ability to function? Or are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure if you have the tools to make any lasting changes? If you can relate to any of those questions, I want to thank you for coming here. Thank you for making the uncomfortable step to seek professional support. I am here to help you navigate and create a life that is balanced and authentic.
(336) 933-4943 View (336) 933-4943
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Dr. Angiemil Pérez Peña
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, PhD, NCC, LCMHCA, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27405
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. Some say, "Grow where you are planted." However, it takes recognizing when you have outgrown or need to adjust your soil level (e.g., environmental or internal changes) to thrive. I offer clients the space to sort out what they desire in their life or need (e.g., sunlight) to move into more nurturing soils. Taking inventory of what you need in life is not a diss to the folks you love, but instead, allowing yourself the opportunity to live most fully.
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. Some say, "Grow where you are planted." However, it takes recognizing when you have outgrown or need to adjust your soil level (e.g., environmental or internal changes) to thrive. I offer clients the space to sort out what they desire in their life or need (e.g., sunlight) to move into more nurturing soils. Taking inventory of what you need in life is not a diss to the folks you love, but instead, allowing yourself the opportunity to live most fully.
(336) 891-4558 View (336) 891-4558
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Robb Buzan
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP-P
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27410  (Online Only)
Now accepting new individual therapy clients for telehealth sessions! By now, you feel like the pain will never go away. It seems like the harder you fight to free yourself from the torment in your heart and in your mind, the more tormented you actually feel. It's like being weighted down, unable to breathe, unable to act. There is hope! I work with individuals (typically age 16 and up) seeking to improve mood, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. I can help you understand your unique situation, find a healthier new perspective, and develop the tools you need to alleviate your suffering and keep it from returning.
Now accepting new individual therapy clients for telehealth sessions! By now, you feel like the pain will never go away. It seems like the harder you fight to free yourself from the torment in your heart and in your mind, the more tormented you actually feel. It's like being weighted down, unable to breathe, unable to act. There is hope! I work with individuals (typically age 16 and up) seeking to improve mood, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. I can help you understand your unique situation, find a healthier new perspective, and develop the tools you need to alleviate your suffering and keep it from returning.
(828) 457-7017 View (828) 457-7017
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Julie Sowers Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27408
I specialize in rebuilding lives after separation/divorce, healing process of grief and loss, overcoming traumas, and supporting individuals with difficulties related to depressive and anxiety disorders. I believe the foundation of psychotherapy is anchored in honesty, compassion and respect. My therapeutic approach when working with couples and individuals is an eclectic approach. This is more flexible and is multifaceted that allows me to use the most effective methods available to address client's individual needs. I work with teens and adults.
I specialize in rebuilding lives after separation/divorce, healing process of grief and loss, overcoming traumas, and supporting individuals with difficulties related to depressive and anxiety disorders. I believe the foundation of psychotherapy is anchored in honesty, compassion and respect. My therapeutic approach when working with couples and individuals is an eclectic approach. This is more flexible and is multifaceted that allows me to use the most effective methods available to address client's individual needs. I work with teens and adults.
(336) 685-1939 View (336) 685-1939
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Allyson Haskins Shields
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27407  (Online Only)
As a Counselor I seek to guide, encourage and assist individuals through difficult or uncertain times in their lives. Learning how to navigate through relationships to feel more connected to ourselves and to others can seem daunting. Clients should expect there to be freedom and openness in a safe environment. It is my desire that those who enter into the counseling relationship should also find keys to understanding themselves and skills to cope with the various issues that may bring them there. Counseling is a helping relationship. It is a place where trust and mutual respect abide.
As a Counselor I seek to guide, encourage and assist individuals through difficult or uncertain times in their lives. Learning how to navigate through relationships to feel more connected to ourselves and to others can seem daunting. Clients should expect there to be freedom and openness in a safe environment. It is my desire that those who enter into the counseling relationship should also find keys to understanding themselves and skills to cope with the various issues that may bring them there. Counseling is a helping relationship. It is a place where trust and mutual respect abide.
(336) 895-1310 View (336) 895-1310
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Macy Nesom
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27401
Therapy is a unique experience for each person. It helps you learn about yourself, your relationships and how you interact with the world. It can be a place to find healing and self-understanding. I believe that society and culture impact our thoughts, feelings, and relationships. As a counselor, my approach is integrative, but grounded in attachment theory. I offer individual, couples, and family counseling. For couples therapy, I utilize Emotionally Focussed Therapy, which is backed by over 20 years of research on attachment relationship patterns. Research shows that approximately 90% of couples show significant improvements.
Therapy is a unique experience for each person. It helps you learn about yourself, your relationships and how you interact with the world. It can be a place to find healing and self-understanding. I believe that society and culture impact our thoughts, feelings, and relationships. As a counselor, my approach is integrative, but grounded in attachment theory. I offer individual, couples, and family counseling. For couples therapy, I utilize Emotionally Focussed Therapy, which is backed by over 20 years of research on attachment relationship patterns. Research shows that approximately 90% of couples show significant improvements.
(336) 502-6239 View (336) 502-6239
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Detra Miller Hopkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27410
Not accepting new clients
You are in the right place at the right time, and your story is important. I believe therapy is an invaluable tool that can bring healing, and help you create meaning around your life experiences. As your therapist it is my intention to help you navigate through difficult situations as you journey towards enjoying everyday life. I am committed to helping you create healthy beliefs about yourself, your relationships, and your future.
You are in the right place at the right time, and your story is important. I believe therapy is an invaluable tool that can bring healing, and help you create meaning around your life experiences. As your therapist it is my intention to help you navigate through difficult situations as you journey towards enjoying everyday life. I am committed to helping you create healthy beliefs about yourself, your relationships, and your future.
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David Murray
LCSW
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27408
I would like to reach those brave souls who have gone through unsuccessful treatment in the past but who have not given up hope of finding the right therapist. Healing is an art as well as a science, and if a health care professional - regardless of title or degree - cannot incorporate that truth, no enduring benefit can arise. It is unacceptable that so many wounded, hurting people end up not receiving what they need from a therapeutic engagement — and every aspect of my approach to healing is underpinned by a stark awareness that failures in treatment are in almost every case due to the professional and not the client.
I would like to reach those brave souls who have gone through unsuccessful treatment in the past but who have not given up hope of finding the right therapist. Healing is an art as well as a science, and if a health care professional - regardless of title or degree - cannot incorporate that truth, no enduring benefit can arise. It is unacceptable that so many wounded, hurting people end up not receiving what they need from a therapeutic engagement — and every aspect of my approach to healing is underpinned by a stark awareness that failures in treatment are in almost every case due to the professional and not the client.
(336) 481-7262 View (336) 481-7262
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Kaitlin Turmel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27408
I am passionate about working with children (ages 5+) and adolescents who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes, school functioning, social engagement, and self esteem. I also enjoy working with college aged women who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or difficulty navigating emerging adulthood. I consider it a privilege to play a role in supporting individuals and families as they move through challenges, experience new insights, and grow in their areas of need.
I am passionate about working with children (ages 5+) and adolescents who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes, school functioning, social engagement, and self esteem. I also enjoy working with college aged women who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or difficulty navigating emerging adulthood. I consider it a privilege to play a role in supporting individuals and families as they move through challenges, experience new insights, and grow in their areas of need.
(336) 864-2991 View (336) 864-2991
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Paisley Taylor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RYT200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27405  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt the weight of anxiety, the burden of unhealthy patterns, the pressure of expectations, or the overwhelming responsibilities of life? If so, you're not alone & your struggles are valid. Let's navigate your path to self-discovery & growth together & lighten the load you carry! Your journey toward authenticity involves holding yourself accountable, aiming for excellence, & anticipating outcomes. Yet, in this pursuit, it's easy to feel isolated or overwhelmed. If you often find yourself battling feelings of anxiety or never feeling like you're "enough," please know that you're deserving of kindness and understanding.
Have you ever felt the weight of anxiety, the burden of unhealthy patterns, the pressure of expectations, or the overwhelming responsibilities of life? If so, you're not alone & your struggles are valid. Let's navigate your path to self-discovery & growth together & lighten the load you carry! Your journey toward authenticity involves holding yourself accountable, aiming for excellence, & anticipating outcomes. Yet, in this pursuit, it's easy to feel isolated or overwhelmed. If you often find yourself battling feelings of anxiety or never feeling like you're "enough," please know that you're deserving of kindness and understanding.
(336) 490-9367 View (336) 490-9367

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Greensboro, NC

800+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Greensboro, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Greensboro, NC see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Greensboro?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.