Therapists in Hendersonville, NC

Photo of Tiffany Justice, Five Stones Christian Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Tiffany Justice, Five Stones Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, CCATP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28792
I believe that anyone can benefit from counseling. Regardless of your reason for seeking counseling, I would like the opportunity to work with you. I offer a counseling approach that uses proven techniques combined with a Christian perspective that looks to God's word for wisdom and understanding. If you are seeking a mental health professional that is also a practicing follower of Christ, I invite you to reach out.
I believe that anyone can benefit from counseling. Regardless of your reason for seeking counseling, I would like the opportunity to work with you. I offer a counseling approach that uses proven techniques combined with a Christian perspective that looks to God's word for wisdom and understanding. If you are seeking a mental health professional that is also a practicing follower of Christ, I invite you to reach out.
(828) 392-1694 View (828) 392-1694
Photo of Julia Derouen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Julia Derouen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Waitlist for new clients
Taking new clients in March. Seeking emotional support takes courage. I specialize in supporting those who struggle with sadness, anxiety, illness and past trauma (EMDR trained). I am certified through Postpartum Support International (http://www.postpartum.net/) to better understand and treat pregnant and postpartum persons and their families. An awareness of what you want to change will lead us to find what is working and not working for you and work towards your goals. I look forward to welcoming you and providing a safe space for you to explore yourself and find emotional peace.
Taking new clients in March. Seeking emotional support takes courage. I specialize in supporting those who struggle with sadness, anxiety, illness and past trauma (EMDR trained). I am certified through Postpartum Support International (http://www.postpartum.net/) to better understand and treat pregnant and postpartum persons and their families. An awareness of what you want to change will lead us to find what is working and not working for you and work towards your goals. I look forward to welcoming you and providing a safe space for you to explore yourself and find emotional peace.
(828) 398-0147 View (828) 398-0147
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Ellen M Pallme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Are you considering making changes in your life? Do you wonder "how did I get here when all I was doing was trying to feel better?" Whether trauma, mental health, or addiction has created challenges in your life, if you are wanting to learn skills and gain an understanding of your situation, and even a willingness to be a little uncomfortable, I would like to share with you ways to achieve your goals. My goal is to create a safe environment where clients feel accepted as they are.
Are you considering making changes in your life? Do you wonder "how did I get here when all I was doing was trying to feel better?" Whether trauma, mental health, or addiction has created challenges in your life, if you are wanting to learn skills and gain an understanding of your situation, and even a willingness to be a little uncomfortable, I would like to share with you ways to achieve your goals. My goal is to create a safe environment where clients feel accepted as they are.
(828) 547-4436 View (828) 547-4436
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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 Sandra Kahn, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Sandra Kahn
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCPC, CCPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Taking new clients - It is my privilege to work with individuals who courageously look for hope. I seek to embark with clients on gentle heroic journeys toward change, and finding rest so old wounds might become scars of life to empower a stronger sense of self and a more hopeful future. I provide trained and experienced professional services with a warm, calm, compassionate presence as I assist individuals and couples. I join with individuals whose lives are interrupted by anger, perfectionism, loss, life stage or career changes, health concerns, intrusive thoughts, behaviors, or betrayal injury, on first or next steps.
Taking new clients - It is my privilege to work with individuals who courageously look for hope. I seek to embark with clients on gentle heroic journeys toward change, and finding rest so old wounds might become scars of life to empower a stronger sense of self and a more hopeful future. I provide trained and experienced professional services with a warm, calm, compassionate presence as I assist individuals and couples. I join with individuals whose lives are interrupted by anger, perfectionism, loss, life stage or career changes, health concerns, intrusive thoughts, behaviors, or betrayal injury, on first or next steps.
(828) 677-2375 View (828) 677-2375
Photo of Wendy West, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Hendersonville, NC
Wendy West
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. Often, events planned or unplanned, can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or stuck. The death of a loved one, a new baby, a child moving out of the house, retirement, or a general feeling of disconnection can leave us wondering, “What should I do now?” I can help you explore your patterns and beliefs to work toward a more grounded and meaningful life that is fulfilling and supportive of your most authentic self. Together, we can create a compassionate alliance to empower you to manage life’s struggles.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. Often, events planned or unplanned, can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or stuck. The death of a loved one, a new baby, a child moving out of the house, retirement, or a general feeling of disconnection can leave us wondering, “What should I do now?” I can help you explore your patterns and beliefs to work toward a more grounded and meaningful life that is fulfilling and supportive of your most authentic self. Together, we can create a compassionate alliance to empower you to manage life’s struggles.
(828) 392-9314 View (828) 392-9314
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Dr. Ali Davis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Not accepting new clients
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. I am honored to walk with individuals and families on their journey to find hope, a fresh perspective, and new paths to achieve their goals. Helping to navigate life changes is my specialty. My approach is warm and direct and I utilize a tailored approach of cognitive and dialectical behavioral interventions to assist clients struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. I am honored to walk with individuals and families on their journey to find hope, a fresh perspective, and new paths to achieve their goals. Helping to navigate life changes is my specialty. My approach is warm and direct and I utilize a tailored approach of cognitive and dialectical behavioral interventions to assist clients struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(828) 475-8653 View (828) 475-8653
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Alice Perez Blackburn
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28791  (Online Only)
Many of my clients find that people pleasing and trying to be perfect all the time are no longer working for them. They struggle to set boundaries, communicate assertively and get in touch with how they feel and what they need. Maybe you're tired and confused by conflicting mental health tips on social media? You need a safe and compassionate environment to dig into some of the trauma you've experienced without being overwhelmed by it. Or maybe you're a millennial parent navigating reparenting yourself while parenting your children and you need some support. My clients prefer a therapist who is warm, real and uses humor in session.
Many of my clients find that people pleasing and trying to be perfect all the time are no longer working for them. They struggle to set boundaries, communicate assertively and get in touch with how they feel and what they need. Maybe you're tired and confused by conflicting mental health tips on social media? You need a safe and compassionate environment to dig into some of the trauma you've experienced without being overwhelmed by it. Or maybe you're a millennial parent navigating reparenting yourself while parenting your children and you need some support. My clients prefer a therapist who is warm, real and uses humor in session.
(828) 237-6093 View (828) 237-6093
Photo of Hope Hinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hendersonville, NC
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
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Matt Snyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LCMHCS, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28792  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
People often think psychotherapy is only for crises. However research shows that therapy is one of the best investments you can make for life satisfaction and growth. In addition to therapy are other modalities that support healing and growth. Some of these holistic wellness tools include exercise, mindfulness, tai chi and yoga. I have a rich background in the application of mindfulness to promote healing and growth, and have experience integrating tools such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, CBT, Hypnosis and EMDR. I also find authenticity and humor essential for healing and use both liberally.
People often think psychotherapy is only for crises. However research shows that therapy is one of the best investments you can make for life satisfaction and growth. In addition to therapy are other modalities that support healing and growth. Some of these holistic wellness tools include exercise, mindfulness, tai chi and yoga. I have a rich background in the application of mindfulness to promote healing and growth, and have experience integrating tools such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, CBT, Hypnosis and EMDR. I also find authenticity and humor essential for healing and use both liberally.
(828) 332-5927 View (828) 332-5927
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Kathy Leigh Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Do you find yourself scrolling through TikTok or Instagram mindlessly? Are the only reels that grab you the ones about existential dread? To be honest there is plenty to be worried about in our world today, I am not a therapist who will pretend you can just ignore it. Together we figure out ways to have the existential dread take up less time so you can find more contentment in life.
Do you find yourself scrolling through TikTok or Instagram mindlessly? Are the only reels that grab you the ones about existential dread? To be honest there is plenty to be worried about in our world today, I am not a therapist who will pretend you can just ignore it. Together we figure out ways to have the existential dread take up less time so you can find more contentment in life.
(828) 882-2036 View (828) 882-2036
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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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Lexie Lanfrank
LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Welcome. Often where we grow the most and feel most authentic to who we are is when we push ourselves out of our comfort zone. This may include starting therapy, speaking up for ourselves, or finally listening to what our body and mind are saying. This can be hard even when it means letting ourselves rest when our mind says to go. Society has a lot of expectations that mislead us from being who we are or listening to our own needs. The beauty of therapy is that you can listen to your voice, your heart, and what you want. Together, you can discover and create space to hear your truth.
Welcome. Often where we grow the most and feel most authentic to who we are is when we push ourselves out of our comfort zone. This may include starting therapy, speaking up for ourselves, or finally listening to what our body and mind are saying. This can be hard even when it means letting ourselves rest when our mind says to go. Society has a lot of expectations that mislead us from being who we are or listening to our own needs. The beauty of therapy is that you can listen to your voice, your heart, and what you want. Together, you can discover and create space to hear your truth.
(828) 332-5953 View (828) 332-5953
Photo of Sharon Leigh Young, Psychologist in Hendersonville, NC
Sharon Leigh Young
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Waitlist for new clients
At some point during the complex journey of life we all experience stuck points, emotional suffering, and sometimes an emotional crisis. It my deeply held belief, however, that we all have the innate ability to recover, heal and thrive. Providing an environment that facilitates healing and resilience is tremendously life-affirming work. I trust that each one of us has tremendous wisdom and strength. In partnership, we identify growth areas, goals, and strategies. Although it is essential that therapy is nurturing and nourishing, it is also hard work. I admire anyone who has the courage to push themselves out of their comfort zones.
At some point during the complex journey of life we all experience stuck points, emotional suffering, and sometimes an emotional crisis. It my deeply held belief, however, that we all have the innate ability to recover, heal and thrive. Providing an environment that facilitates healing and resilience is tremendously life-affirming work. I trust that each one of us has tremendous wisdom and strength. In partnership, we identify growth areas, goals, and strategies. Although it is essential that therapy is nurturing and nourishing, it is also hard work. I admire anyone who has the courage to push themselves out of their comfort zones.
(828) 475-8742 View (828) 475-8742
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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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Kelly McAnelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, NC 28791  (Online Only)
Life can be stressful and emotionally challenging. It is so common for people to experience overwhelmed or negative emotional states. People can experience anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, anger, and difficulty managing strong emotions. Learning to honor our own experience and look for solutions and coping skills can help us take control of our lives in an empowered way.
Life can be stressful and emotionally challenging. It is so common for people to experience overwhelmed or negative emotional states. People can experience anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, anger, and difficulty managing strong emotions. Learning to honor our own experience and look for solutions and coping skills can help us take control of our lives in an empowered way.
(828) 554-7262 View (828) 554-7262
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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
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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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
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Jordan Stevenot
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A, EMDR-II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28739
I have over 18 years working in mental health wellness. The last 13 years as a Masters level clinical therapist helping people with relationships, trauma, identity, parent child relationship, couples relationships, healthy attachment, and self worth. I often use and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family systems, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma informed care. For those seeking and open to it, we will explore God, the individual, and the relationships around you. Our mind, body and spirit are all part of the process for a healthy life.
I have over 18 years working in mental health wellness. The last 13 years as a Masters level clinical therapist helping people with relationships, trauma, identity, parent child relationship, couples relationships, healthy attachment, and self worth. I often use and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family systems, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma informed care. For those seeking and open to it, we will explore God, the individual, and the relationships around you. Our mind, body and spirit are all part of the process for a healthy life.
(828) 547-3641 View (828) 547-3641

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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.