Therapists in Huntersville, NC

Photo of Jane Williams, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Huntersville, NC
Jane Williams
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Life can be overwhelming at times. We think we have everything sorted out and then for some reason, we realize something isn't quite working anymore. We seek help from friends, family, and social media trying to make sense of what's going on. We ask for doctors and therapists referrals, programs and apps, nutrition and exercise ideas and more. I get it and I've been there. What I've learned along the way is that our struggles, our pain are meant to be witnessed and given space to heal. I'd love the opportunity to walk beside you along the journey.
Life can be overwhelming at times. We think we have everything sorted out and then for some reason, we realize something isn't quite working anymore. We seek help from friends, family, and social media trying to make sense of what's going on. We ask for doctors and therapists referrals, programs and apps, nutrition and exercise ideas and more. I get it and I've been there. What I've learned along the way is that our struggles, our pain are meant to be witnessed and given space to heal. I'd love the opportunity to walk beside you along the journey.
(980) 366-2232 View (980) 366-2232
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Danielle Houston Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
The mission of social work is rooted in the following core values: service, social justice, dignity & worth of person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. I whole heartedly believe in these values and make an intentional effort to sincerely help every client I have the privilege to work with. I respect and understand that therapy may be a difficult experience, however I believe that addressing sensitive and uncomfortable topics is necessary for healing, growth and healthy change.
The mission of social work is rooted in the following core values: service, social justice, dignity & worth of person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. I whole heartedly believe in these values and make an intentional effort to sincerely help every client I have the privilege to work with. I respect and understand that therapy may be a difficult experience, however I believe that addressing sensitive and uncomfortable topics is necessary for healing, growth and healthy change.
(704) 327-3671 x705 View (704) 327-3671 x705
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Michelle Doyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Are you feeling stuck, lost, or don't know what to do? Let me help. I work with girls ages 10 and up, and women experiencing eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, and ARFID. If you or someone you love is experiencing an eating disorder, it can be isolating, frustrating, scary, and all consuming. Often people do not fully understand why this is controlling their life, how it began, and can feel unable to make changes. Allow me to come along side you so we can uncover the root causes of the disorder and make meaningful changes in your life, and help you become the person I know you can.
Are you feeling stuck, lost, or don't know what to do? Let me help. I work with girls ages 10 and up, and women experiencing eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, and ARFID. If you or someone you love is experiencing an eating disorder, it can be isolating, frustrating, scary, and all consuming. Often people do not fully understand why this is controlling their life, how it began, and can feel unable to make changes. Allow me to come along side you so we can uncover the root causes of the disorder and make meaningful changes in your life, and help you become the person I know you can.
(704) 610-2780 View (704) 610-2780
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Cristina Bruington
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Welcome Fellow Traveler! Part of my spirit mission is to facilitate the transformation of the collective into wholeness and authentic living. Uncovering who we are underneath all the expectations assigned and accepted since conception can be a lonely and painstaking process. I commit to wading in the darkness with you, holding your hand, and being a guide in this voyage of self-discovery. Whether this requires emotional vulnerability, transparent communication, or radical acceptance, if you show up for yourself, transformation will occur. You will gain a new level of awareness and gratitude for the meaning of your life.
Welcome Fellow Traveler! Part of my spirit mission is to facilitate the transformation of the collective into wholeness and authentic living. Uncovering who we are underneath all the expectations assigned and accepted since conception can be a lonely and painstaking process. I commit to wading in the darkness with you, holding your hand, and being a guide in this voyage of self-discovery. Whether this requires emotional vulnerability, transparent communication, or radical acceptance, if you show up for yourself, transformation will occur. You will gain a new level of awareness and gratitude for the meaning of your life.
(704) 327-0381 View (704) 327-0381
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Amber Pearce
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Not accepting new clients
As much as you want to live in this moment, you find yourself being pulled into the past or worrying about the future. You notice that you aren't able to focus or concentrate on your life or work. You can’t take a full breath, your heart races, your stomach hurts, your head aches, you feel frozen, or you feel nothing at all. You find yourself getting hooked into so many negative thoughts and worry about all the bad things that might happen in the future. Part of you wonders if you are going crazy. Part of you wonders if it will always be like this.
As much as you want to live in this moment, you find yourself being pulled into the past or worrying about the future. You notice that you aren't able to focus or concentrate on your life or work. You can’t take a full breath, your heart races, your stomach hurts, your head aches, you feel frozen, or you feel nothing at all. You find yourself getting hooked into so many negative thoughts and worry about all the bad things that might happen in the future. Part of you wonders if you are going crazy. Part of you wonders if it will always be like this.
(704) 327-0469 View (704) 327-0469
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Morgan Rodgers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
I would love to be able to help you learn some new skills to cope with your concerns. By learning new skills, you will be able to apply them when you need them to meet not only your short term goals but your long term goals as well. I work with ages 14 and older. Some of theoretical orientations that I use are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open DBT, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. I use a comprehensive approach to therapy and determine which method is best suited for each client.
I would love to be able to help you learn some new skills to cope with your concerns. By learning new skills, you will be able to apply them when you need them to meet not only your short term goals but your long term goals as well. I work with ages 14 and older. Some of theoretical orientations that I use are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open DBT, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. I use a comprehensive approach to therapy and determine which method is best suited for each client.
(704) 734-9064 View (704) 734-9064
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Allison Goforth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
I treat suicidal thinking, self-harming behaviors, and trauma in my practice. I have worked extensively with childhood trauma, as well as complex trauma related to long-term relationships. Often dissociative responses come hand in hand with experiencing trauma, so I also treat dissociation - anything from "feeling floaty," all the way to forgetting big chunks of time. Additionally, when we look at unwanted behaviors, they usually start as a solution to "fix" intense emotional pain, and then they start to feel like the problem itself. What you do to survive the past isn't necessarily what you need to do now to heal and move forward.
I treat suicidal thinking, self-harming behaviors, and trauma in my practice. I have worked extensively with childhood trauma, as well as complex trauma related to long-term relationships. Often dissociative responses come hand in hand with experiencing trauma, so I also treat dissociation - anything from "feeling floaty," all the way to forgetting big chunks of time. Additionally, when we look at unwanted behaviors, they usually start as a solution to "fix" intense emotional pain, and then they start to feel like the problem itself. What you do to survive the past isn't necessarily what you need to do now to heal and move forward.
(704) 703-8211 View (704) 703-8211
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Kelly Harvey-Jones
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
When one area of your life is under stress, it affects everything else. When emotional health is compromised, physical health is too. All facets of well-being are inseparable and intertwined. It can be exhausting trying to keep it all together. Thus, my passion is addressing the needs of the whole person, not just one dimension. With warmth, sincerity and humor, I create a safe space for getting to the root of what’s going on.
When one area of your life is under stress, it affects everything else. When emotional health is compromised, physical health is too. All facets of well-being are inseparable and intertwined. It can be exhausting trying to keep it all together. Thus, my passion is addressing the needs of the whole person, not just one dimension. With warmth, sincerity and humor, I create a safe space for getting to the root of what’s going on.
(980) 291-9754 View (980) 291-9754
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Tiffany Buie Chepke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IHWC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the chaos of life, stressed over relationships, alone even when surrounded by others? The first step to taking control of life is the hardest, and I would love the opportunity to help you reach your optimal life vision.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the chaos of life, stressed over relationships, alone even when surrounded by others? The first step to taking control of life is the hardest, and I would love the opportunity to help you reach your optimal life vision.
(704) 800-3816 View (704) 800-3816
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Justin J Barnes
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
I earned my graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Counseling with a concentration in addictions. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary in Urban Christian Ministries, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. Areas of treatment include anxiety, stress, addiction, depression, grief & loss, and life challenges. My treatment approaches are evidence-based and include Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Person-centered therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I earned my graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Counseling with a concentration in addictions. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary in Urban Christian Ministries, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. Areas of treatment include anxiety, stress, addiction, depression, grief & loss, and life challenges. My treatment approaches are evidence-based and include Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Person-centered therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). I have completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
(980) 291-4986 x704 View (980) 291-4986 x704
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Jessica Nichole Crowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
I believe that therapy is the best gift you could ever give yourself. Anyone can benefit from taking the time to understand how their minds operate and what parts of their identity are challenging the peace, happiness, and love they deserve. As a person-centered therapist, I understand the value of meeting an individual where they are at with their lives and building off their strengths/resources. My goal as your therapist is to provide empowerment and the instillation of hope for whatever change you want to create in your life.
I believe that therapy is the best gift you could ever give yourself. Anyone can benefit from taking the time to understand how their minds operate and what parts of their identity are challenging the peace, happiness, and love they deserve. As a person-centered therapist, I understand the value of meeting an individual where they are at with their lives and building off their strengths/resources. My goal as your therapist is to provide empowerment and the instillation of hope for whatever change you want to create in your life.
(704) 912-0692 View (704) 912-0692
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Jennifer L Sadoff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
I use a variety of approaches to treat each person based on their individual goals and needs. I have experience and training in a number of theoretical orientations and techniques and draw from each of them as appropriate.
I use a variety of approaches to treat each person based on their individual goals and needs. I have experience and training in a number of theoretical orientations and techniques and draw from each of them as appropriate.
(704) 781-7570 View (704) 781-7570
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Odelta Clontz
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
While starting therapy can seem daunting, I offer a warm, nonjudgmental space in which we'll explore your concerns together. Therapy is a journey of rediscovering clarity, purpose, and joy. I have experience working with a culturally diverse population and provide individual counseling to adolescents and adults. My focus is on counseling clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, stressor related issues, anger management, interpersonal skills deficits, and cultural integration difficulties. As every client is unique, I tailor my therapeutic approach to match the client's needs, values, and goals.
While starting therapy can seem daunting, I offer a warm, nonjudgmental space in which we'll explore your concerns together. Therapy is a journey of rediscovering clarity, purpose, and joy. I have experience working with a culturally diverse population and provide individual counseling to adolescents and adults. My focus is on counseling clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, stressor related issues, anger management, interpersonal skills deficits, and cultural integration difficulties. As every client is unique, I tailor my therapeutic approach to match the client's needs, values, and goals.
(704) 343-6126 View (704) 343-6126
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Karen Herbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
In my 20 years as a therapist, I've seen a lot. I help adults who are grappling with all sorts of relationship issues. Maybe you keep ending up in painful relationships, or you're the one always giving too much without getting much in return. Or perhaps you're great at starting relationships but find it hard to keep them going. Whatever it is, my goal is to work with you to understand these patterns and help you form stronger, more fulfilling connections with others. I blend professional insights with actionable skills, all designed to enhance your relational dynamics and contribute to your overall sense of happiness and well-being.
In my 20 years as a therapist, I've seen a lot. I help adults who are grappling with all sorts of relationship issues. Maybe you keep ending up in painful relationships, or you're the one always giving too much without getting much in return. Or perhaps you're great at starting relationships but find it hard to keep them going. Whatever it is, my goal is to work with you to understand these patterns and help you form stronger, more fulfilling connections with others. I blend professional insights with actionable skills, all designed to enhance your relational dynamics and contribute to your overall sense of happiness and well-being.
(980) 990-2162 View (980) 990-2162
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Sherronda Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
My ideal client is someone seeking growth, healing, and understanding. They may struggle with anxiety, depression, or trauma, craving a safe space to explore their emotions. They want validation, guidance, and practical tools to navigate life's challenges. Committed to personal development, they seek a therapist who empowers them to create positive change and live authentically
My ideal client is someone seeking growth, healing, and understanding. They may struggle with anxiety, depression, or trauma, craving a safe space to explore their emotions. They want validation, guidance, and practical tools to navigate life's challenges. Committed to personal development, they seek a therapist who empowers them to create positive change and live authentically
(704) 703-4511 View (704) 703-4511
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Couples Alliance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Many people have difficulty adapting to life's unforeseen challenges and seeking help can feel equally challenging. I believe that psychotherapy is invaluable in improving one's quality of life. Our experiences and characteristics can cause conflict in our relationships with ourselves & others. I value each individual's story as it creates our present day reality. Making sense of our life can be difficult to achieve alone. My approach is to help couples develop healthier, more adaptive relationships; nurture stable & respectful relationships; and move beyond the state of feeling "stuck" and toward growth.
Many people have difficulty adapting to life's unforeseen challenges and seeking help can feel equally challenging. I believe that psychotherapy is invaluable in improving one's quality of life. Our experiences and characteristics can cause conflict in our relationships with ourselves & others. I value each individual's story as it creates our present day reality. Making sense of our life can be difficult to achieve alone. My approach is to help couples develop healthier, more adaptive relationships; nurture stable & respectful relationships; and move beyond the state of feeling "stuck" and toward growth.
(704) 879-1976 View (704) 879-1976
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Ashley Turbeville
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Waitlist for new clients
Are you someone who has never quite felt like they belong? Maybe you are feeling uncomfortable in your own skin or out of place amongst your peers. Struggling to manage overwhelming thoughts that you are not enough, should have tried harder, or that everyone in your life secretly hates you. Maybe feeling like ADHD, anxiety, and/or depression has you paralyzed. My role is to act as your guide through change. I want to help you better understand your thoughts, emotions, and diagnoses and redefine them in terms that motivate instead of discourage you. I believe that together, we can work towards a life that you feel fulfilled by.
Are you someone who has never quite felt like they belong? Maybe you are feeling uncomfortable in your own skin or out of place amongst your peers. Struggling to manage overwhelming thoughts that you are not enough, should have tried harder, or that everyone in your life secretly hates you. Maybe feeling like ADHD, anxiety, and/or depression has you paralyzed. My role is to act as your guide through change. I want to help you better understand your thoughts, emotions, and diagnoses and redefine them in terms that motivate instead of discourage you. I believe that together, we can work towards a life that you feel fulfilled by.
(704) 271-2158 View (704) 271-2158
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SM Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
Client's seek therapy because they desire positive change and growth in their lives. They want to feel empowered, understood, and supported as they navigate their challenges and work towards achieving their goals. Their motivation may stem from a desire for greater happiness, fulfillment, and overall well-being, as well as a recognition of the value of investing in their mental and emotional health. As a therapist, my role is to support and guide you on this journey, providing the tools, insights, and encouragement you need to overcome obstacles and live life more fully and authentically.
Client's seek therapy because they desire positive change and growth in their lives. They want to feel empowered, understood, and supported as they navigate their challenges and work towards achieving their goals. Their motivation may stem from a desire for greater happiness, fulfillment, and overall well-being, as well as a recognition of the value of investing in their mental and emotional health. As a therapist, my role is to support and guide you on this journey, providing the tools, insights, and encouragement you need to overcome obstacles and live life more fully and authentically.
(704) 327-0310 View (704) 327-0310
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Kyla D. Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
Utilizing a dynamic therapeutic style, that draws from multiple theories, Kyla encourages clients to reconnect and balance emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Through therapy, clients are inspired to look beyond the constructs of their traumatic experiences in an environment that fosters transparency, honesty, and sustainable growth. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, anger management, women issues, emotional disturbances, and other life stressors. I believe that childhood experiences play a major role in our lives as adults.
Utilizing a dynamic therapeutic style, that draws from multiple theories, Kyla encourages clients to reconnect and balance emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Through therapy, clients are inspired to look beyond the constructs of their traumatic experiences in an environment that fosters transparency, honesty, and sustainable growth. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, anger management, women issues, emotional disturbances, and other life stressors. I believe that childhood experiences play a major role in our lives as adults.
(704) 610-2960 View (704) 610-2960
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Geoff Oman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Are you having struggles but don’t know why? You keep getting stuck or in a rut and are not sure what’s going on? Relationship or work struggles which are affecting your life? You aren’t the only one. Although this may be the norm, it doesn’t matter because YOU are going through it. That doesn’t mean you have to! Understanding relationships, whether at work from executive level to front line, at home whether with your spouse or children can be the difference between surviving and thriving. I want you thriving!
Are you having struggles but don’t know why? You keep getting stuck or in a rut and are not sure what’s going on? Relationship or work struggles which are affecting your life? You aren’t the only one. Although this may be the norm, it doesn’t matter because YOU are going through it. That doesn’t mean you have to! Understanding relationships, whether at work from executive level to front line, at home whether with your spouse or children can be the difference between surviving and thriving. I want you thriving!
(704) 703-2377 View (704) 703-2377

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Number of Therapists in Huntersville, NC

300+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Huntersville, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
73% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Huntersville, NC see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Huntersville?

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.