Therapists in Hillsborough, NC

Photo of Jaclyn Sappah, LCSW, C-IAYT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jaclyn Sappah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Are you searching for a way to feel better, to feel good enough? Maybe you are longing to love and accept yourself, to feel secure within yourself? You might realize that work, relationships, and/or overindulging in food or alcohol is not doing the trick. Dealing with ongoing family issues, sadness from loss, comparing yourself to your friends, and always putting yourself last might be overwhelming. Maybe you hope to make peace with your past traumas and be able to move forward freely. Are you drawn toward the mind-body-spirit healing approach and ready to get to the root of your trauma and emotional pain?
Are you searching for a way to feel better, to feel good enough? Maybe you are longing to love and accept yourself, to feel secure within yourself? You might realize that work, relationships, and/or overindulging in food or alcohol is not doing the trick. Dealing with ongoing family issues, sadness from loss, comparing yourself to your friends, and always putting yourself last might be overwhelming. Maybe you hope to make peace with your past traumas and be able to move forward freely. Are you drawn toward the mind-body-spirit healing approach and ready to get to the root of your trauma and emotional pain?
(336) 396-7763 View (336) 396-7763
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Natalia Torres del Valle: Expressive Arts Therapy
Counselor, MA, REAT, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Waitlist for new clients
As an expressive arts therapist, I am dedicated to helping children and adolescents navigate their emotions, find their voice, and discover their true selves. I believe that the arts provide a powerful outlet for expression, allowing us to tap into our innermost thoughts and feelings. In our sessions, I create a safe and inclusive space for your child to explore their internal world. Through various art forms, we delve into the depths of their experiences, unraveling emotions that may have been held tightly within. My approach is holistic and strength-based, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual or group.
As an expressive arts therapist, I am dedicated to helping children and adolescents navigate their emotions, find their voice, and discover their true selves. I believe that the arts provide a powerful outlet for expression, allowing us to tap into our innermost thoughts and feelings. In our sessions, I create a safe and inclusive space for your child to explore their internal world. Through various art forms, we delve into the depths of their experiences, unraveling emotions that may have been held tightly within. My approach is holistic and strength-based, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual or group.
(919) 926-0312 View (919) 926-0312
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Dana S Breedlove
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Are you or your child feeling overwhelmed by life? Is your child disinterested or struggling in school? Do you feel misunderstood or struggle to to fit in? As a therapist with many years of experience as a school psychologist and special education teacher, I bring a unique perspective to problem solving. Personally navigating life with ADHD adds an additional layer of insight, compassion, and creativity! I can help you better understand your or your child’s challenges and needs, and find ways to address them. I would be honored to walk with you as you tackle the rough spots in your life and move more confidently towards your goals.
Are you or your child feeling overwhelmed by life? Is your child disinterested or struggling in school? Do you feel misunderstood or struggle to to fit in? As a therapist with many years of experience as a school psychologist and special education teacher, I bring a unique perspective to problem solving. Personally navigating life with ADHD adds an additional layer of insight, compassion, and creativity! I can help you better understand your or your child’s challenges and needs, and find ways to address them. I would be honored to walk with you as you tackle the rough spots in your life and move more confidently towards your goals.
(984) 300-3567 View (984) 300-3567
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Elizabeth Lewis Romska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I have been a school social worker and therapist for over 22 years and have had the honor of working with people of different ages and backgrounds. I work with people of all orientations and gender identities. I am passionate about working with people affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and neglect, violence, ADHD, and parenting and relationship issues. If you are exploring this site, it is likely you are struggling with something significant in your life. Taking this initial step to explore therapy and gain insight and awareness into yourself is a brave and courageous act!
I have been a school social worker and therapist for over 22 years and have had the honor of working with people of different ages and backgrounds. I work with people of all orientations and gender identities. I am passionate about working with people affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and neglect, violence, ADHD, and parenting and relationship issues. If you are exploring this site, it is likely you are struggling with something significant in your life. Taking this initial step to explore therapy and gain insight and awareness into yourself is a brave and courageous act!
(919) 568-5256 View (919) 568-5256
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Judy Fitzpatrick
ADHD, Coach
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
As an adult with ADHD, are you constantly overwhelmed or always playing catch-up? Is lack of focus impacting your life? Whether you are newly diagnosed with ADHD/ADD or have been struggling to find solutions for years, I will help you create effective strategies to manage your challenges and enjoy lasting change. If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, I will help you understand your child's brain, differentiate ADHD struggles from standard childhood behavior, and develop parenting strategies that will stop the chaos and help your child succeed.
As an adult with ADHD, are you constantly overwhelmed or always playing catch-up? Is lack of focus impacting your life? Whether you are newly diagnosed with ADHD/ADD or have been struggling to find solutions for years, I will help you create effective strategies to manage your challenges and enjoy lasting change. If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, I will help you understand your child's brain, differentiate ADHD struggles from standard childhood behavior, and develop parenting strategies that will stop the chaos and help your child succeed.
(847) 257-3337 View (847) 257-3337
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Callie Durham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am so glad that you are here, the fact that you are here means you are choosing to make positive changes to your mental health! You deserve to feel heard, cared for and to know that no matter what you are working through or towards, you are enough! I have always had a desire to help others and am excited to work with you!
Hello! I am so glad that you are here, the fact that you are here means you are choosing to make positive changes to your mental health! You deserve to feel heard, cared for and to know that no matter what you are working through or towards, you are enough! I have always had a desire to help others and am excited to work with you!
(336) 265-9241 View (336) 265-9241
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Carla Peraza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Despite best efforts, the clients I work with find themselves frustrated, overwhelmed, or disheartened when trying to achieve goals, grieving a loss or navigating life’s unique challenges. They want to heal; disrupt patterns within themselves; or in relationships. Typically, they are open to the idea of “awakening” & want to feel more grounded within themselves & explore how they interact with the world. Through the lens of authentic compassion, they’re awakening or questioning our cultural conditioning that reinforces the idea that we are not enough. I create a genuine space for you to come as you are.
Despite best efforts, the clients I work with find themselves frustrated, overwhelmed, or disheartened when trying to achieve goals, grieving a loss or navigating life’s unique challenges. They want to heal; disrupt patterns within themselves; or in relationships. Typically, they are open to the idea of “awakening” & want to feel more grounded within themselves & explore how they interact with the world. Through the lens of authentic compassion, they’re awakening or questioning our cultural conditioning that reinforces the idea that we are not enough. I create a genuine space for you to come as you are.
(984) 464-4929 View (984) 464-4929
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Diane S Obeid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
“Attachment is another word for disappointment and pain.” Are your relationships a source of elation and devastation but rarely anything in between? Perhaps ‘chaos’ and ‘emotional roller coaster’ define your family, friendships, or marriage? Trusting others is difficult. You feel manipulated or foolish, and your coping mechanisms aren’t working. You tolerate unhealthy behaviors because it hurts less than being abandoned. There is another way. I promise.
“Attachment is another word for disappointment and pain.” Are your relationships a source of elation and devastation but rarely anything in between? Perhaps ‘chaos’ and ‘emotional roller coaster’ define your family, friendships, or marriage? Trusting others is difficult. You feel manipulated or foolish, and your coping mechanisms aren’t working. You tolerate unhealthy behaviors because it hurts less than being abandoned. There is another way. I promise.
(919) 648-1936 View (919) 648-1936
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Joe Gilbert
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, CMMT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. - Quote by J. Krishnamurti. Thank you for taking the time to read over my profile. I am very grateful to offer counseling for adults who are looking for a welcoming place to rest, reflect, and create a path forward that is in line with their values. I often describe my approach as relational, process-oriented counseling for the human condition. My ideal clients are those who have become tired of the self-improvement hamster wheel, and have begun to sense (perhaps through meditation, psychedelics, art) the potential freedom beyond their personal story.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. - Quote by J. Krishnamurti. Thank you for taking the time to read over my profile. I am very grateful to offer counseling for adults who are looking for a welcoming place to rest, reflect, and create a path forward that is in line with their values. I often describe my approach as relational, process-oriented counseling for the human condition. My ideal clients are those who have become tired of the self-improvement hamster wheel, and have begun to sense (perhaps through meditation, psychedelics, art) the potential freedom beyond their personal story.
(984) 422-3698 x4 View (984) 422-3698 x4
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Zan Rafterman Derby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BCBA, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I have seen firsthand how families can have a profound impact on their neurodiverse child's growth and development, and how that child can have a profound impact on their families. I believe in taking a holistic approach collaborating with both children and their families across different therapeutic methods to support and upliftthe lives of everyone in the family.
I have seen firsthand how families can have a profound impact on their neurodiverse child's growth and development, and how that child can have a profound impact on their families. I believe in taking a holistic approach collaborating with both children and their families across different therapeutic methods to support and upliftthe lives of everyone in the family.
(919) 646-3138 View (919) 646-3138
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Aimee Vandemark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I am a licensed clinical social worker and I truly look forward to working with you. It can often be an overwhelmingly difficult decision to reach out for help and I appreciate the challenges that you may face. For the past twenty years I have worked in diverse settings with individuals wanting an emotional balance in their lives, or with parents and children to strengthen their relationship, but always with the common goal: to feel better! My therapeutic approach focuses on your strengths and work towards using those strengths to make desired changes in your life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and I truly look forward to working with you. It can often be an overwhelmingly difficult decision to reach out for help and I appreciate the challenges that you may face. For the past twenty years I have worked in diverse settings with individuals wanting an emotional balance in their lives, or with parents and children to strengthen their relationship, but always with the common goal: to feel better! My therapeutic approach focuses on your strengths and work towards using those strengths to make desired changes in your life.
(919) 926-0146 View (919) 926-0146
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Merideth Tomlinson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
One of my goals as your therapist would be to provide a relationship of trust, respect and warmth. I want to understand your frame of reference, needs and goals, and tailor my work with you accordingly. To do this, I draw from a wide array of traditions and skills, including psychodynamic therapies, hypnosis, Cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness/meditation training, EMDR, Trauma therapy, relational work, and dream work.
One of my goals as your therapist would be to provide a relationship of trust, respect and warmth. I want to understand your frame of reference, needs and goals, and tailor my work with you accordingly. To do this, I draw from a wide array of traditions and skills, including psychodynamic therapies, hypnosis, Cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness/meditation training, EMDR, Trauma therapy, relational work, and dream work.
(919) 648-2173 View (919) 648-2173
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Stephanie Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
If you are a high-functioning professional navigating anxiety, life transitions, career stress, faulty coping mechanisms, or relationship challenges- you're in the right place. Serving North Carolina and Texas, I offer individual therapy for adults, group therapy, intensives, and workshops. My clients are typically achieving some level of success externally, but dealing with internal struggles other people may not be aware of. I'm passionate about making space for those silent internal challenges and helping my clients move towards a satisfying, meaningful existence.
If you are a high-functioning professional navigating anxiety, life transitions, career stress, faulty coping mechanisms, or relationship challenges- you're in the right place. Serving North Carolina and Texas, I offer individual therapy for adults, group therapy, intensives, and workshops. My clients are typically achieving some level of success externally, but dealing with internal struggles other people may not be aware of. I'm passionate about making space for those silent internal challenges and helping my clients move towards a satisfying, meaningful existence.
(984) 207-1963 View (984) 207-1963
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Charles Jardin
Psychologist, PhD, MDiv, LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
When we come to therapy, often our choices have not led to the life we desire. Under the influence of anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress, or the allure of substances, pornography, spending, etc., it can seem like life is out of our control. Rather than be controlled, we desperately want to be free to pursue what is truly good. Therapy then is an opportunity to not only find freedom from mental turmoil, but to realign life toward what is worth pursuing. The goal, then, is not simply to “not feel” a certain way, but to be drawn into something much greater that transforms our mind, our relationships, our work, our spirit.
When we come to therapy, often our choices have not led to the life we desire. Under the influence of anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress, or the allure of substances, pornography, spending, etc., it can seem like life is out of our control. Rather than be controlled, we desperately want to be free to pursue what is truly good. Therapy then is an opportunity to not only find freedom from mental turmoil, but to realign life toward what is worth pursuing. The goal, then, is not simply to “not feel” a certain way, but to be drawn into something much greater that transforms our mind, our relationships, our work, our spirit.
(919) 849-8328 View (919) 849-8328
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James C. Carpenter
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Suffering draws us to consider therapy, much as it sends us to any doctor. The suffering therapy focuses on is emotional and existential (a LIFE that is out of whack). If you are considering therapy it means that you take your suffering seriously and wish to seek a more fulfilling life. You know instinctively that more is possible. I have many years of experience in helping people to develop greater strength and more fulfilling relationships.
Suffering draws us to consider therapy, much as it sends us to any doctor. The suffering therapy focuses on is emotional and existential (a LIFE that is out of whack). If you are considering therapy it means that you take your suffering seriously and wish to seek a more fulfilling life. You know instinctively that more is possible. I have many years of experience in helping people to develop greater strength and more fulfilling relationships.
(919) 234-5209 View (919) 234-5209
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Amber Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I specialize in addressing the unique needs of older adults as they navigate the complexities of aging and life transitions. Whether grappling with anxiety, depression, major life changes, grief or navigating the intricate dynamics of caregiving, I strive to create a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore their emotions and find healing and resilience.
I specialize in addressing the unique needs of older adults as they navigate the complexities of aging and life transitions. Whether grappling with anxiety, depression, major life changes, grief or navigating the intricate dynamics of caregiving, I strive to create a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore their emotions and find healing and resilience.
(984) 266-2451 View (984) 266-2451
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Terry Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Life is not meant to journey alone. After 34 years of working in mental health, I have come to realize that compassion, understanding, guidance and acceptance are the keys to a successful therapeutic relationship. I have worked with clients experiencing many different challenges - trauma, sexual abuse, life transitions, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, marriage issues, isolation and loneliness and chronic physical conditions. Whatever you are currently experiencing, I will seek to support you, serve and guide you on your unique path to healing and awareness.
Life is not meant to journey alone. After 34 years of working in mental health, I have come to realize that compassion, understanding, guidance and acceptance are the keys to a successful therapeutic relationship. I have worked with clients experiencing many different challenges - trauma, sexual abuse, life transitions, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, marriage issues, isolation and loneliness and chronic physical conditions. Whatever you are currently experiencing, I will seek to support you, serve and guide you on your unique path to healing and awareness.
(828) 475-9332 View (828) 475-9332
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Allison Zirkel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I operate from a foundational understanding that we are all connected in a myriad of ways, though the dominant culture in which we live tends to weaken these connections, leaving many of us feeling isolated, overwhelmed, lost, and distracted.  I work with people ages 16 and up and focus in the following areas: addiction and substance misuse, life transitions and meaning-seeking, and ecoanxiety. I am here to support you towards enhancing feelings of wholeness, peace, and confidence in your capacity and ability to navigate the challenges of our world. Please visit my website at www.redwolftherapy.com for more information.
I operate from a foundational understanding that we are all connected in a myriad of ways, though the dominant culture in which we live tends to weaken these connections, leaving many of us feeling isolated, overwhelmed, lost, and distracted.  I work with people ages 16 and up and focus in the following areas: addiction and substance misuse, life transitions and meaning-seeking, and ecoanxiety. I am here to support you towards enhancing feelings of wholeness, peace, and confidence in your capacity and ability to navigate the challenges of our world. Please visit my website at www.redwolftherapy.com for more information.
(919) 899-1055 View (919) 899-1055
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Kate Kehayes
Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
As a neurodivergent individual who utilizes a bionic arm, I'm no stranger to feeling different. Maybe you're struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or depression, having trouble with your relationships, or needing support with overwhelming feelings. I'm here to accept you as you are, provide tools, and support you as we find new strategies for managing your life stressors.
As a neurodivergent individual who utilizes a bionic arm, I'm no stranger to feeling different. Maybe you're struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or depression, having trouble with your relationships, or needing support with overwhelming feelings. I'm here to accept you as you are, provide tools, and support you as we find new strategies for managing your life stressors.
(919) 873-4811 View (919) 873-4811
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Jason Wesson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
**Not Accepting New Clients Currently** I am highly experienced with those who find themselves stuck in unproductive or damaging patterns of thinking or actions and have been unable to move forward, even with other professional help. The feedback I receive from fellow providers and clients is that I have a high success rate of treatment and recovery. I believe that outpatient psychotherapy is a process of collaboration that provides a stable, supportive environment for achieving psychological wellness. Each of us are unique and the best expert on the stressors in our daily life.
**Not Accepting New Clients Currently** I am highly experienced with those who find themselves stuck in unproductive or damaging patterns of thinking or actions and have been unable to move forward, even with other professional help. The feedback I receive from fellow providers and clients is that I have a high success rate of treatment and recovery. I believe that outpatient psychotherapy is a process of collaboration that provides a stable, supportive environment for achieving psychological wellness. Each of us are unique and the best expert on the stressors in our daily life.
(984) 205-8501 View (984) 205-8501

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Number of Therapists in Hillsborough, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hillsborough, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
84% Depression
81% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
66% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
24% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hillsborough, NC see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hillsborough?

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.