Therapists in Hendersonville, NC

Photo of Amanda Wasserman, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Amanda Wasserman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Do you constantly reminisce back to a time in your life when things just “felt better?” We as humans tend to avoid things that make us uncomfortable, whether it be conversations, places, or even emotions. My goal as your therapist is to support you while you explore what is presently keeping you from feeling better as we identify and address what's keeping you stuck.
Do you constantly reminisce back to a time in your life when things just “felt better?” We as humans tend to avoid things that make us uncomfortable, whether it be conversations, places, or even emotions. My goal as your therapist is to support you while you explore what is presently keeping you from feeling better as we identify and address what's keeping you stuck.
(828) 618-4445 View (828) 618-4445
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Jeff H Thompson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28791  (Online Only)
We all struggle with some degree of anxiety, trauma, some kinds of interpersonal challenges. It really helps to have someone to help us navigate these struggles and build skills. As a therapist, I offer lots of ideas and practices, and the folks who get the most out of our work are willing to try things out on their own. I offer these approaches with kindness, authenticity, and a sense of humor. There’s no reason therapy can’t be fun!
We all struggle with some degree of anxiety, trauma, some kinds of interpersonal challenges. It really helps to have someone to help us navigate these struggles and build skills. As a therapist, I offer lots of ideas and practices, and the folks who get the most out of our work are willing to try things out on their own. I offer these approaches with kindness, authenticity, and a sense of humor. There’s no reason therapy can’t be fun!
(828) 944-8113 View (828) 944-8113
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Michelle Harrelson Wisda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28792
I believe in our resiliency and seeking out a life worthy of living for each of us. Most of us have experienced some kind of trauma throughout our developmental life span. Finding a life of meaning and purpose with loving connections brings about unity and wholehearted living. Learning valuable skills allows us to be able to live our best lives.
I believe in our resiliency and seeking out a life worthy of living for each of us. Most of us have experienced some kind of trauma throughout our developmental life span. Finding a life of meaning and purpose with loving connections brings about unity and wholehearted living. Learning valuable skills allows us to be able to live our best lives.
(828) 481-8379 View (828) 481-8379
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Alec Rothschild
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Welcome! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Alec Rothschild, and I am an Asheville based counselor working with adolescents and young adults. I specialize in working with neurodiverse individuals, LGBTQIA+ individuals, those struggling with relationships, processing trauma, or struggling with their mood, anxiety, or depression. My approach incorporates mindfulness, somatic techniques, and in-the-moment experiments. I'm committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of their background. Members of the LGBTQIA+ community, BIPOC individuals, and people of all religions are warmly welcomed.
Welcome! Thank you for stopping by. My name is Alec Rothschild, and I am an Asheville based counselor working with adolescents and young adults. I specialize in working with neurodiverse individuals, LGBTQIA+ individuals, those struggling with relationships, processing trauma, or struggling with their mood, anxiety, or depression. My approach incorporates mindfulness, somatic techniques, and in-the-moment experiments. I'm committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of their background. Members of the LGBTQIA+ community, BIPOC individuals, and people of all religions are warmly welcomed.
(828) 355-4599 View (828) 355-4599
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Emily Owens
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Waitlist for new clients
I believe we are born into a world of stories that tell us who we are, what we are supposed to become, and how things should be. We go through life influenced by and adding to these stories, which can be sources of strength or limitation. You're probably coming to see me because your story is making you feel trapped. Or maybe your story has shattered and everything you thought you knew doesn't make sense anymore. I want to help you sort through the pieces and put the pen back in your hand.
I believe we are born into a world of stories that tell us who we are, what we are supposed to become, and how things should be. We go through life influenced by and adding to these stories, which can be sources of strength or limitation. You're probably coming to see me because your story is making you feel trapped. Or maybe your story has shattered and everything you thought you knew doesn't make sense anymore. I want to help you sort through the pieces and put the pen back in your hand.
(828) 408-0849 View (828) 408-0849
Photo of Karol Gebbia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Karol Gebbia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Whether looking for a local counselor or you prefer a counselor with a little distance from where you live, I am ready to truly listen and care about where you would like your path to lead. You may not even have considered counseling before...then the Pandemic hit and you found the well of resilience you have always relied upon was not deep enough for all of the chaos, change and waves of grief. It's time to work through what surfaced while you were enduring incredible stress and upheaval in your world. Let's talk and see if this is a good fit for you.
Whether looking for a local counselor or you prefer a counselor with a little distance from where you live, I am ready to truly listen and care about where you would like your path to lead. You may not even have considered counseling before...then the Pandemic hit and you found the well of resilience you have always relied upon was not deep enough for all of the chaos, change and waves of grief. It's time to work through what surfaced while you were enduring incredible stress and upheaval in your world. Let's talk and see if this is a good fit for you.
(828) 469-0785 View (828) 469-0785
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Don Killian
LCMHC, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28791
I am a dedicated and experienced therapist with 23 years of licensure, committed to providing compassionate support and guidance to individuals seeking help. I find immense joy in assisting others on their journey towards healing and personal growth. Through a collaborative and client-centered approach, I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions, navigate challenges, and discover their inner strength. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic modalities, I am equipped to tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs of each client.
I am a dedicated and experienced therapist with 23 years of licensure, committed to providing compassionate support and guidance to individuals seeking help. I find immense joy in assisting others on their journey towards healing and personal growth. Through a collaborative and client-centered approach, I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions, navigate challenges, and discover their inner strength. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic modalities, I am equipped to tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs of each client.
(828) 532-2093 View (828) 532-2093
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Barbara Jean Sorensen
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, CHT, CHTP
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Greetings and welcome to Mountain Home Counseling! I offer a genuine team approach with you, doing work I am called to from the heart and soul. My specialties are in general mental health counseling, clinical hypnosis and Transpersonal hypnotherapy. Clinical and therapeutic hypnosis along with counseling addresses many forms of mental/emotional/physical issues including undesirable habits, phobias, physical ailments, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and all manner of fear that hinders our ability to fully love and accept ourselves.
Greetings and welcome to Mountain Home Counseling! I offer a genuine team approach with you, doing work I am called to from the heart and soul. My specialties are in general mental health counseling, clinical hypnosis and Transpersonal hypnotherapy. Clinical and therapeutic hypnosis along with counseling addresses many forms of mental/emotional/physical issues including undesirable habits, phobias, physical ailments, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and all manner of fear that hinders our ability to fully love and accept ourselves.
(828) 332-5620 View (828) 332-5620
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Michael James Tui- II
Counselor, MSCP, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be such a challenge especially if we find ourselves walking our path alone. On this journey, my hope is to help guide and provide skill training that will help you increase confidence, self-worth, and self-empowerment. I serve all ages and have specialized training to address disorders and challenges in ages 3 years old - 100+ My love and passion is supporting the health of our families. I passionately that by healing our families we heal the world.
Life can be such a challenge especially if we find ourselves walking our path alone. On this journey, my hope is to help guide and provide skill training that will help you increase confidence, self-worth, and self-empowerment. I serve all ages and have specialized training to address disorders and challenges in ages 3 years old - 100+ My love and passion is supporting the health of our families. I passionately that by healing our families we heal the world.
(828) 523-8936 View (828) 523-8936
Photo of Baylor Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Baylor Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Counseling is such meaningful and rewarding work and I am so grateful that I get to do it. My goal is to always be growing as a person right alongside you and to always approach my work with a sense of openness and curiosity rather than judgment. After all, we’re just two humans talking about being human. My hope is that you can learn to further embrace your humanness and leave behind your shame in the process. While talk therapy can be extremely valuable, I recognize that there are some problems that conventional talk therapy can’t quite reach, which is why I typically use a more experiential, trauma-focused approach to counseling.
Counseling is such meaningful and rewarding work and I am so grateful that I get to do it. My goal is to always be growing as a person right alongside you and to always approach my work with a sense of openness and curiosity rather than judgment. After all, we’re just two humans talking about being human. My hope is that you can learn to further embrace your humanness and leave behind your shame in the process. While talk therapy can be extremely valuable, I recognize that there are some problems that conventional talk therapy can’t quite reach, which is why I typically use a more experiential, trauma-focused approach to counseling.
(828) 471-6845 View (828) 471-6845
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Kailani Morse
LCMHC Associate, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Our bodies hold the story our minds aren't ready to heal. With a warm and non-judgmental approach, I provide a safe space for you to connect to your body, heal from past wounds, and uncover your inner strengths. I work well with clients seeking an integrative, trauma informed, holistic wellness approach to therapy. I love helping clients become empowered and connected to their story, body, relationships, and values. Bringing the body into the process of healing is powerful and kind. I work with trauma, spiritual abuse, body image, and perinatal mental health concerns.
Our bodies hold the story our minds aren't ready to heal. With a warm and non-judgmental approach, I provide a safe space for you to connect to your body, heal from past wounds, and uncover your inner strengths. I work well with clients seeking an integrative, trauma informed, holistic wellness approach to therapy. I love helping clients become empowered and connected to their story, body, relationships, and values. Bringing the body into the process of healing is powerful and kind. I work with trauma, spiritual abuse, body image, and perinatal mental health concerns.
(828) 532-3974 View (828) 532-3974
Photo of Bree Normandin, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Bree Normandin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A, MTS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28792  (Online Only)
Welcome to my therapeutic space. I am honored to guide you on your journey toward healing and growth. With over a decade of experience in Western North Carolina, I specialize in treating addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. My approach is tailored to help you overcome these challenges and achieve personal growth.
Welcome to my therapeutic space. I am honored to guide you on your journey toward healing and growth. With over a decade of experience in Western North Carolina, I specialize in treating addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. My approach is tailored to help you overcome these challenges and achieve personal growth.
(828) 266-0411 View (828) 266-0411
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Valerie Giberman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28792
My aspiration is to attract the couples that I can help the most to my practice of Imago Relationship Therapy. These may be couples who are in a basically sound relationship that they would like to deepen and invigorate, couples who are stuck in unfulfilling patterns that they would like to transform, and couples who are wondering whether it is too late to recover the feelings of closeness and vitality that they once had. What all of these couples share is a mutual willingness and perseverance to do the work required, and to put in the time needed, to discover the full potential in their relationships.
My aspiration is to attract the couples that I can help the most to my practice of Imago Relationship Therapy. These may be couples who are in a basically sound relationship that they would like to deepen and invigorate, couples who are stuck in unfulfilling patterns that they would like to transform, and couples who are wondering whether it is too late to recover the feelings of closeness and vitality that they once had. What all of these couples share is a mutual willingness and perseverance to do the work required, and to put in the time needed, to discover the full potential in their relationships.
(828) 368-9910 View (828) 368-9910
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Hope Hinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Navigating the complexities of life can be a daunting task, especially when accompanied by intrusive thoughts and feelings of inadequacy. It's all too easy to feel like nobody truly comprehends what you're going through. You or your child may experience anxiety, depression, or life transitions, seeking understanding and effective coping strategies. Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery, fostering self-awareness, and harnessing your inner resilience. Let's collaborate to cultivate healthier relationships, navigate life's transitions, and uncover the authentic self within you or your child.
Navigating the complexities of life can be a daunting task, especially when accompanied by intrusive thoughts and feelings of inadequacy. It's all too easy to feel like nobody truly comprehends what you're going through. You or your child may experience anxiety, depression, or life transitions, seeking understanding and effective coping strategies. Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery, fostering self-awareness, and harnessing your inner resilience. Let's collaborate to cultivate healthier relationships, navigate life's transitions, and uncover the authentic self within you or your child.
(828) 618-4177 View (828) 618-4177
Photo of Hannah Farman, Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Hannah Farman
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28791
I am passionate about helping women navigate major life transitions such as getting married, entering motherhood, changing careers, moving, or processing the ending of a relationship. It is easy to lose ourselves when taking on a new role and I love helping women reconnect with who they truly are and find joy again. In addition to treatment for anxiety, depression, and life transitions, I offer the unique focus of career counseling. I really enjoy helping others find true fulfillment in their vocations, as I have found that many mental health and relationship challenges often stem from an unhealthy work life.
I am passionate about helping women navigate major life transitions such as getting married, entering motherhood, changing careers, moving, or processing the ending of a relationship. It is easy to lose ourselves when taking on a new role and I love helping women reconnect with who they truly are and find joy again. In addition to treatment for anxiety, depression, and life transitions, I offer the unique focus of career counseling. I really enjoy helping others find true fulfillment in their vocations, as I have found that many mental health and relationship challenges often stem from an unhealthy work life.
(828) 827-4563 View (828) 827-4563
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Geoffrey B. Brookshire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Geoffrey is a passionate professional who incorporates music, art, and purposeful movement into therapeutic sessions. He teaches preteens, teens, and adults creative strategies to overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. With over 25 years of professional experience, Geoffrey has learned how to communicate with and advocate for individuals who feel misunderstood and undervalued, and teach those individuals how to take ownership of their lives and exceed expectations. Geoffrey also offers parenting and behavior modification strategies to reduce parent-child power struggles and encourage healthy coping and communication.
Geoffrey is a passionate professional who incorporates music, art, and purposeful movement into therapeutic sessions. He teaches preteens, teens, and adults creative strategies to overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. With over 25 years of professional experience, Geoffrey has learned how to communicate with and advocate for individuals who feel misunderstood and undervalued, and teach those individuals how to take ownership of their lives and exceed expectations. Geoffrey also offers parenting and behavior modification strategies to reduce parent-child power struggles and encourage healthy coping and communication.
(828) 475-8513 x551 View (828) 475-8513 x551
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Londa Kauffman Bissell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28791
If you are reading this, I imagine you are exploring ways to find healing, growth, and change in some aspect of your life or for someone you care for deeply. The process of finding a therapist may feel challenging and overwhelming. Welcome, I am hopeful that I can provide some help and support in exploring if we will be a good match for your healing journey. The clients I work with are often experiencing anxiety, depression, self-doubt and low self-esteem, PTSD, interpersonal struggles, and relationship struggles.
If you are reading this, I imagine you are exploring ways to find healing, growth, and change in some aspect of your life or for someone you care for deeply. The process of finding a therapist may feel challenging and overwhelming. Welcome, I am hopeful that I can provide some help and support in exploring if we will be a good match for your healing journey. The clients I work with are often experiencing anxiety, depression, self-doubt and low self-esteem, PTSD, interpersonal struggles, and relationship struggles.
(828) 522-9183 View (828) 522-9183
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Maryana Newton
Counselor, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be a wild ride and finding your way through it can feel like an overwhelming task. However, you don't have to navigate this path alone. I believe that many of our challenges stem from normal reactions to unusual circumstances. My goal is to assist you in delving deeper into your understanding of yourself, your life, and your relationships, ultimately guiding you towards acceptance rather than struggle. Together, we will pinpoint the values you wish to nurture, compassionately confront any obstacles, and utilize creative techniques to help you craft a life that is both genuine and purposeful.
Life can be a wild ride and finding your way through it can feel like an overwhelming task. However, you don't have to navigate this path alone. I believe that many of our challenges stem from normal reactions to unusual circumstances. My goal is to assist you in delving deeper into your understanding of yourself, your life, and your relationships, ultimately guiding you towards acceptance rather than struggle. Together, we will pinpoint the values you wish to nurture, compassionately confront any obstacles, and utilize creative techniques to help you craft a life that is both genuine and purposeful.
(828) 248-7530 View (828) 248-7530
Photo of Mark S Ackerman Jr, Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Mark S Ackerman Jr
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and I have worked with children and families for nearly 16 years. I have worked primarily in the public school setting and specialize in working with children and families who struggle with social skills, ODD behavior, conduct disorder, self-esteem, trauma, and emotional regulation. I work with children and families that may exhibit some adjustment difficulties including but not limited to divorce, grief, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, and other issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. I believe relationship building is the key to healing and growth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and I have worked with children and families for nearly 16 years. I have worked primarily in the public school setting and specialize in working with children and families who struggle with social skills, ODD behavior, conduct disorder, self-esteem, trauma, and emotional regulation. I work with children and families that may exhibit some adjustment difficulties including but not limited to divorce, grief, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, and other issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. I believe relationship building is the key to healing and growth.
(828) 332-5361 View (828) 332-5361
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Rachyl Nyoka
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CPT, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28792  (Online Only)
Healing is never a linear journey; and often we need to give ourselves permission to heal from the same things more than once. We are always learning and growing - and sometimes it's necessary to stop and look at what we've learned and grown and ask ourselves if we want to continue carrying it all. Whether you're struggling to cope with a changing world, finding difficulty navigating your relationships, or having specific mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, or unresolved traumas, I will encourage and support you as you commit to yourself and explore and challenge your own attitudes, ideas, stories, and beliefs.
Healing is never a linear journey; and often we need to give ourselves permission to heal from the same things more than once. We are always learning and growing - and sometimes it's necessary to stop and look at what we've learned and grown and ask ourselves if we want to continue carrying it all. Whether you're struggling to cope with a changing world, finding difficulty navigating your relationships, or having specific mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, or unresolved traumas, I will encourage and support you as you commit to yourself and explore and challenge your own attitudes, ideas, stories, and beliefs.
(828) 677-2495 View (828) 677-2495

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Number of Therapists in Hendersonville, NC

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hendersonville, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hendersonville, NC see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hendersonville?

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.