Therapists in Iron Station, NC

Photo of Sharon O'Connor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Iron Station, NC
Sharon O'Connor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, CWC, RYT, BCIM
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
My ideal client is 16-99, willing to attend and participate in the counseling. They are wanting to be heard, willing to listen and actively engaged in trying something new. I believe it takes courage to reach out for guidance and support, which is why I respect clients autonomy, beliefs and values. Counseling is the process of moving forward through the difficulties and gaining the courage to seek your own path in life. My role is to facilitate this process using a variety of techniques based on a strong relationship. I am a former professor and university Director of Counseling and I too have navigated many life challenges.
My ideal client is 16-99, willing to attend and participate in the counseling. They are wanting to be heard, willing to listen and actively engaged in trying something new. I believe it takes courage to reach out for guidance and support, which is why I respect clients autonomy, beliefs and values. Counseling is the process of moving forward through the difficulties and gaining the courage to seek your own path in life. My role is to facilitate this process using a variety of techniques based on a strong relationship. I am a former professor and university Director of Counseling and I too have navigated many life challenges.
(704) 440-5521 View (704) 440-5521
Photo of Victoria Mexcur, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Iron Station, NC
Victoria Mexcur
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, LIMHP, LADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Iron Station, NC 28080
Coming here, clients like to take the time to get a deeper understanding of their needs and wants for personal growth. I offer a holistic, judgement free space combining traditional counseling services along with the opportunity to build relationships with horses to work through challenging experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Including horse interactions offers a different way of exploring these areas free of judgement or explanation, allowing us to heal naturally. It takes courage to explore the things that cause us distress and take the time to learn new things about our own abilities to “Tread Deep”.
Coming here, clients like to take the time to get a deeper understanding of their needs and wants for personal growth. I offer a holistic, judgement free space combining traditional counseling services along with the opportunity to build relationships with horses to work through challenging experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Including horse interactions offers a different way of exploring these areas free of judgement or explanation, allowing us to heal naturally. It takes courage to explore the things that cause us distress and take the time to learn new things about our own abilities to “Tread Deep”.
(704) 753-8928 View (704) 753-8928
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Melissa Switek
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Iron Station, NC 28080
It takes a village to raise children and I am honored to be a resource for families during their journey. Whether your child is experiencing difficulties managing his or her emotions, has problems with impulsivity, is processing a traumatic event, or is lacking self esteem, there are strategies that can help. I utilize a person centered approach to counseling, meaning I strive to meet my clients where they are and encourage them to build on their natural abilities. I incorporate experiential techniques and cognitive behavioral skills into sessions to help my clients feel empowered to utilize these skills in their day to day life.
It takes a village to raise children and I am honored to be a resource for families during their journey. Whether your child is experiencing difficulties managing his or her emotions, has problems with impulsivity, is processing a traumatic event, or is lacking self esteem, there are strategies that can help. I utilize a person centered approach to counseling, meaning I strive to meet my clients where they are and encourage them to build on their natural abilities. I incorporate experiential techniques and cognitive behavioral skills into sessions to help my clients feel empowered to utilize these skills in their day to day life.
(704) 307-4124 View (704) 307-4124
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Amy Sifford
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Dr. Amy McCarthy Sifford is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor with over 30 years of experience in the counseling, counselor education, and human services field. She specializes in trauma informed care. She is trained in specialties such as EMDR, Neurofeedback, Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Choice Theory.
Dr. Amy McCarthy Sifford is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor with over 30 years of experience in the counseling, counselor education, and human services field. She specializes in trauma informed care. She is trained in specialties such as EMDR, Neurofeedback, Seeking Safety, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Choice Theory.
(704) 703-6930 View (704) 703-6930
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Isis Reddick-Umoja
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Isis has over 25 years of counseling experience. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is a specialized therapy used to treat childhood, adolescent and adult trauma. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral therapy used to help people with emotional dysregulation. Isis is passionate about serving a diverse population of clients, including the LGBTQ+ community and underserved populations.
Isis has over 25 years of counseling experience. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is a specialized therapy used to treat childhood, adolescent and adult trauma. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral therapy used to help people with emotional dysregulation. Isis is passionate about serving a diverse population of clients, including the LGBTQ+ community and underserved populations.
(704) 480-3819 View (704) 480-3819
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Tia Glaspie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Tia Glaspie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University. Tia believes in meeting clients where they are and providing a safe space for clients to feel accepted and work on an array of behavioral and mental health challenges. She uses techniques from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Tia Glaspie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University. Tia believes in meeting clients where they are and providing a safe space for clients to feel accepted and work on an array of behavioral and mental health challenges. She uses techniques from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(704) 750-8293 View (704) 750-8293
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Patricia Bryant-Renfro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Patricia Bryant-Renfro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Appalachian State University and a Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of New England. Patricia believes that everyone faces challenges, and having a compassionate, objective person to talk through life's challenges with is vital.
Patricia Bryant-Renfro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2020. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Appalachian State University and a Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of New England. Patricia believes that everyone faces challenges, and having a compassionate, objective person to talk through life's challenges with is vital.
(704) 850-5848 View (704) 850-5848
Photo of Chelsey Bartholet, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Iron Station, NC
Chelsey Bartholet
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Chelsey Bartholet is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with 14 years of residency. She received a BS in Psychology from Radford University, as well as a MA in Pastoral Ministry and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Chelsey believes in an approach to therapy that is client-centered and draws from a variety of evidence-based treatments, including techniques from cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theories. She views her role is to companion clients in their journey toward healing and wholeness.
Chelsey Bartholet is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with 14 years of residency. She received a BS in Psychology from Radford University, as well as a MA in Pastoral Ministry and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. Chelsey believes in an approach to therapy that is client-centered and draws from a variety of evidence-based treatments, including techniques from cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theories. She views her role is to companion clients in their journey toward healing and wholeness.
(980) 600-3557 View (980) 600-3557
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Charity Matlock
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Charity Matlock is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, practicing since 2019. Charity became a counselor because she sees value in every person’s journey. She loves seeing people not just heal but thrive as they move forward and make changes that reflect their happier and healthier mental headspace. Charity truly believes that life is all about figuring out who you are, what you need, and learning how to get what you need – all while enjoying the process and maintaining that ever elusive “balance.” Charity is passionate about working with clients with ADHD and assisting all clients overcome anxiety, depression, trauma.
Charity Matlock is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, practicing since 2019. Charity became a counselor because she sees value in every person’s journey. She loves seeing people not just heal but thrive as they move forward and make changes that reflect their happier and healthier mental headspace. Charity truly believes that life is all about figuring out who you are, what you need, and learning how to get what you need – all while enjoying the process and maintaining that ever elusive “balance.” Charity is passionate about working with clients with ADHD and assisting all clients overcome anxiety, depression, trauma.
(704) 666-9156 View (704) 666-9156
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Colleen Collins
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Iron Station, NC 28080
Colleen Collins is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Liberty University, first earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, followed by earning her Master's degree in Professional Counseling. Colleen uses person-centered therapy offering unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness as she helps her clients navigate their unique issues and struggles. Because of her many personal experiences, Colleen can relate to most situations and offer techniques and solutions which have helped her as well as others.
Colleen Collins is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Liberty University, first earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, followed by earning her Master's degree in Professional Counseling. Colleen uses person-centered therapy offering unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness as she helps her clients navigate their unique issues and struggles. Because of her many personal experiences, Colleen can relate to most situations and offer techniques and solutions which have helped her as well as others.
(704) 389-5813 View (704) 389-5813
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Quentin Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Quentin Powell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate in North Carolina. He has a Bachelors in Social Work Degree from Mars Hill University and a Masters in Social Work Degree from Johnson C Smith University. He has over 10 years of experience in the field that varies from inpatient psychiatric units, community based mental health and outpatient treatment. He has worked with children and adolescents, but primarily works with adults to help them solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.
Quentin Powell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate in North Carolina. He has a Bachelors in Social Work Degree from Mars Hill University and a Masters in Social Work Degree from Johnson C Smith University. He has over 10 years of experience in the field that varies from inpatient psychiatric units, community based mental health and outpatient treatment. He has worked with children and adolescents, but primarily works with adults to help them solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.
(704) 389-9889 View (704) 389-9889
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Brooke Lachance
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Brooke LaChance is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LN13995) with 5 years of experience providing outpatient counseling. The purpose of out-patient counseling is to identify and work on any issues that might be limiting your ability to work, learn, and participate fully in your life and community. Brooke works with adolescents, adults, and couples. During sessions, you will have the opportunity to use techniques from the Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Gottman, and Person-Centered Therapy Models.
Brooke LaChance is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LN13995) with 5 years of experience providing outpatient counseling. The purpose of out-patient counseling is to identify and work on any issues that might be limiting your ability to work, learn, and participate fully in your life and community. Brooke works with adolescents, adults, and couples. During sessions, you will have the opportunity to use techniques from the Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Gottman, and Person-Centered Therapy Models.
(704) 459-2266 View (704) 459-2266
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Robert Risavi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Hello, my name is Bob Risavi and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I work with adults from 21 to 100. I try to help them cope with and solve problems within their everyday lives. To do this I use several styles of therapy depending on the individual and their particular needs. There is no such thing as a one size fits all strategy. For example CBT therapy is very effective with many patients but psychodynamic therapy may be more effective for other individuals depending on circumstance. The bottom line is, I shape the therapy sessions with you to yield your desired result the best way possible.
Hello, my name is Bob Risavi and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I work with adults from 21 to 100. I try to help them cope with and solve problems within their everyday lives. To do this I use several styles of therapy depending on the individual and their particular needs. There is no such thing as a one size fits all strategy. For example CBT therapy is very effective with many patients but psychodynamic therapy may be more effective for other individuals depending on circumstance. The bottom line is, I shape the therapy sessions with you to yield your desired result the best way possible.
(704) 480-3785 View (704) 480-3785
Photo of Kellie Shuford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Iron Station, NC
Kellie Shuford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Kellie Shuford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. In her practice, Kellie holds an authentic space for clients to express themselves in whatever manor feels comfortable for them that day. She is also able to work with clients to hold them accountable to help them to achieve what they identify as their therapeutic goal through open and honest communication. It is important to Kellie to develop a genuine relationship with anyone that walks through her door. Outside of work, throughout the week or on the weekends you can find Kellie adventuring with her doodle, Lue.
Kellie Shuford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. In her practice, Kellie holds an authentic space for clients to express themselves in whatever manor feels comfortable for them that day. She is also able to work with clients to hold them accountable to help them to achieve what they identify as their therapeutic goal through open and honest communication. It is important to Kellie to develop a genuine relationship with anyone that walks through her door. Outside of work, throughout the week or on the weekends you can find Kellie adventuring with her doodle, Lue.
(704) 761-8690 View (704) 761-8690
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Katherine Dickerson
Counselor, LCMHC, CCS, MS
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Katherine Dickerson is a LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, who has been practicing since 2007. She graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a MS in Counselor Education with a focus on Addiction. Katherine uses a direct approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused therapy being her primary treatment methods. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, women's issues, ADHD, and addiction. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and exploring the outdoors.
Katherine Dickerson is a LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, who has been practicing since 2007. She graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a MS in Counselor Education with a focus on Addiction. Katherine uses a direct approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused therapy being her primary treatment methods. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, women's issues, ADHD, and addiction. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and exploring the outdoors.
(704) 734-9157 View (704) 734-9157
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Julia Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Calli Walker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She received her Master's in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte after completing her Bachelor's in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Calli is dedicated to serving adolescents, teens, and adults battling mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. She focuses on empowering and promoting self-worth in the individuals in which she works with. Calli utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral and mindfulness approaches in promoting a positive, healthy lifestyle for her clients.
Calli Walker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She received her Master's in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte after completing her Bachelor's in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Calli is dedicated to serving adolescents, teens, and adults battling mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. She focuses on empowering and promoting self-worth in the individuals in which she works with. Calli utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral and mindfulness approaches in promoting a positive, healthy lifestyle for her clients.
(704) 981-6604 View (704) 981-6604
Photo of Rebecca Wright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Iron Station, NC
Rebecca Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
Rebecca Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Rebecca earned her Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) and her Master of Social Worker Degree (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Rebecca works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages providing a safe, non-judgmental environment for her clients to express themselves. Rebecca works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, school issues, LGBTQA+ acceptance, issues facing children in foster care, foster parent concerns and other issues. Rebecca uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focusing on the client and therapeutic relationship.
Rebecca Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Rebecca earned her Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) and her Master of Social Worker Degree (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Rebecca works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages providing a safe, non-judgmental environment for her clients to express themselves. Rebecca works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, school issues, LGBTQA+ acceptance, issues facing children in foster care, foster parent concerns and other issues. Rebecca uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focusing on the client and therapeutic relationship.
(704) 459-4813 View (704) 459-4813
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Nicole Hairston
Counselor, LMCHCA
Verified
Iron Station, NC 28080
(704) 879-3827 View (704) 879-3827

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Sara Bell
LCMHCA
Verified
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Welcome to One Step Forward Counseling, PLLC! I enjoy helping those who are willing to learn about themselves, those around them, and how to utilize resources and tools to meet their own needs. Life can be stressful and overwhelming. We could all benefit from non-judgmental support to help us navigate life's ups and downs. Please allow me to take the next step toward your healing and/or goals with you.
Welcome to One Step Forward Counseling, PLLC! I enjoy helping those who are willing to learn about themselves, those around them, and how to utilize resources and tools to meet their own needs. Life can be stressful and overwhelming. We could all benefit from non-judgmental support to help us navigate life's ups and downs. Please allow me to take the next step toward your healing and/or goals with you.
(704) 459-4098 View (704) 459-4098
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Odelta Clontz
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, NC 28037
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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Number of Therapists in Iron Station, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Iron Station, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
89% Trauma and PTSD
78% Life Transitions
56% ADHD
56% Women's Issues
50% Child

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
94% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Iron Station, NC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Iron Station?

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.