Therapists in Jackson County, NC

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Photo of Alyssa Bain, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jackson County, NC
Alyssa Bain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cullowhee, NC 28723  (Online Only)
Maybe you are facing a transition in your life, struggling with your sense of self or personal relationships, or you’ve faced difficult situations that have lingered with you. Sometimes when we are experiencing these we can feel on edge, easily frustrated, confused, unmotivated, or inadequate. You’re ready for a change and want to be met with a balance that leads you to growth and compassion for yourself. I have experience working with a diverse variety of children, adolescents, and adults. I am especially passionate working with those struggling with self-worth, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment, and parenting.
Maybe you are facing a transition in your life, struggling with your sense of self or personal relationships, or you’ve faced difficult situations that have lingered with you. Sometimes when we are experiencing these we can feel on edge, easily frustrated, confused, unmotivated, or inadequate. You’re ready for a change and want to be met with a balance that leads you to growth and compassion for yourself. I have experience working with a diverse variety of children, adolescents, and adults. I am especially passionate working with those struggling with self-worth, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment, and parenting.
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Photo of Nicholas Edwin Seay Emmanuel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Jackson County, NC
Nicholas Edwin Seay Emmanuel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Every client is an "ideal" client. My job is to be present with you in a way that, together, we facilitate your discovering the life that fits you where you are at the times of our meetings. Our work will involve your discovering how you block creating that life and what results and experiences you create with those blocks and then experimenting with new ways of your living. I continue to work with people with "minor" every day issues and "major" mental health issues.
Every client is an "ideal" client. My job is to be present with you in a way that, together, we facilitate your discovering the life that fits you where you are at the times of our meetings. Our work will involve your discovering how you block creating that life and what results and experiences you create with those blocks and then experimenting with new ways of your living. I continue to work with people with "minor" every day issues and "major" mental health issues.
(828) 756-3205 View (828) 756-3205
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Brooklynn Ledford
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779
I specialize in working with youth of all ages, from elementary age to teenagers. I take a casual, fun and relatable approach to therapy that allows youth to feel more comfortable in the space. I enjoy helping youth find their voice, improving communication and the quality of their relationships, becoming more mindful in daily practices, etc. I'm passionate about collaborating with kids and their families to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other challenging life phases.
I specialize in working with youth of all ages, from elementary age to teenagers. I take a casual, fun and relatable approach to therapy that allows youth to feel more comfortable in the space. I enjoy helping youth find their voice, improving communication and the quality of their relationships, becoming more mindful in daily practices, etc. I'm passionate about collaborating with kids and their families to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other challenging life phases.
(828) 761-7516 View (828) 761-7516
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Lesa Cook Bridges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Dr. Cook specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused care for individuals, couples, and families. She is an experienced child and family therapist with over 20 years in the field.
Dr. Cook specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused care for individuals, couples, and families. She is an experienced child and family therapist with over 20 years in the field.
(704) 313-1218 View (704) 313-1218
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Lauren Jenelle March
Psychologist, PsyD, LCAS
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Founded on a person-centered approach, I believe that the professional relationship is a large part of the therapeutic work. Although I integrate several evidence-based modalities including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, somatic, psycho-dynamic, & motivational interviewing interventions, I welcome any presentation for both adults as well as youth.
Founded on a person-centered approach, I believe that the professional relationship is a large part of the therapeutic work. Although I integrate several evidence-based modalities including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, somatic, psycho-dynamic, & motivational interviewing interventions, I welcome any presentation for both adults as well as youth.
(828) 372-5855 View (828) 372-5855
Photo of Melissa Groh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jackson County, NC
Melissa Groh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Hello! Let's start with two important questions, what brought you here today? And how can I help? My style as a therapist is warm and inviting, with a healthy amount of empowerment to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. I draw from a variety of theories and techniques centering around talk therapy and include a solution focused, mindfulness, strengths based, and nonjudgemental approach. I believe that in working together we can make progress and improvements in the areas you are seeking help with, at a pace that feels good to you. I treat each client as an individual and tailor my approach in ways that benefit you most!
Hello! Let's start with two important questions, what brought you here today? And how can I help? My style as a therapist is warm and inviting, with a healthy amount of empowerment to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. I draw from a variety of theories and techniques centering around talk therapy and include a solution focused, mindfulness, strengths based, and nonjudgemental approach. I believe that in working together we can make progress and improvements in the areas you are seeking help with, at a pace that feels good to you. I treat each client as an individual and tailor my approach in ways that benefit you most!
(828) 392-6339 View (828) 392-6339
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Bianca Aufiero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sylva, NC 28779
Not accepting new clients
In life, we often encounter situations that are incredibly difficult to embrace, or where we are forced to accept the unacceptable. During these challenging moments, we need a safe and nurturing space to delve into our emotions, process our experiences, and discover new avenues for personal growth. As an experienced therapist, my dedication lies in guiding individuals through these uncharted territories, helping them navigate the complexities of life. My ideal client is committed and not in need of crisis support. If you are 13 years old up and looking for some support to navigate this confusing world, reach out and lets talk.
In life, we often encounter situations that are incredibly difficult to embrace, or where we are forced to accept the unacceptable. During these challenging moments, we need a safe and nurturing space to delve into our emotions, process our experiences, and discover new avenues for personal growth. As an experienced therapist, my dedication lies in guiding individuals through these uncharted territories, helping them navigate the complexities of life. My ideal client is committed and not in need of crisis support. If you are 13 years old up and looking for some support to navigate this confusing world, reach out and lets talk.
(828) 547-3323 View (828) 547-3323
Photo of Meagan L Giordano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jackson County, NC
Meagan L Giordano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullowhee, NC 28723  (Online Only)
I work with people pleasers, perfectionists, and over achievers who have gotten some terrible messages throughout life from family, relationships, school, and society as a whole about who you "should" be. You have heard that your feelings are unimportant or perhaps "wrong." As a result, you have set out to make others happy instead of yourself in the form of caregiving, parenting, high intensity jobs, or compensating with lots of education. In the process, you have buried your own feelings, thoughts and beliefs, and are constantly on the the lookout that someone will discover that you are a "fake" or an "imposter."
I work with people pleasers, perfectionists, and over achievers who have gotten some terrible messages throughout life from family, relationships, school, and society as a whole about who you "should" be. You have heard that your feelings are unimportant or perhaps "wrong." As a result, you have set out to make others happy instead of yourself in the form of caregiving, parenting, high intensity jobs, or compensating with lots of education. In the process, you have buried your own feelings, thoughts and beliefs, and are constantly on the the lookout that someone will discover that you are a "fake" or an "imposter."
(828) 662-9103 View (828) 662-9103
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Stella Thepaut
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779
I believe everyone has the capacity to heal. I also believe in the inevitable good naturedness in every human being. I am passionate about supporting others in discovering inner strength, passion, joy and meaning in life. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with training and experience in Family Systems Theory and understanding relationships from a Family Systems perspective. My expertise is in working with young children, adults, couples and families through a lens of unconditional acceptance, nonjudgement and a positive frame of mind.
I believe everyone has the capacity to heal. I also believe in the inevitable good naturedness in every human being. I am passionate about supporting others in discovering inner strength, passion, joy and meaning in life. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with training and experience in Family Systems Theory and understanding relationships from a Family Systems perspective. My expertise is in working with young children, adults, couples and families through a lens of unconditional acceptance, nonjudgement and a positive frame of mind.
(828) 554-2998 View (828) 554-2998
Photo of Jamie Oxendine, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jackson County, NC
Jamie Oxendine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sylva, NC 28779
I have been a clinician for 18 years and have found it one of my life’s greatest honors to be with people as they learn to be with themselves. My experience has been, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and behavioral concerns. I am dedicated to creating a safe place to explore with clients the changes they wish to make to improve their overall functioning. Building a relationship with clients is the most important and finding a good fit is crucial! My theoretical orientation is based in Gestalt therapy and I also have training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and EMDR.
I have been a clinician for 18 years and have found it one of my life’s greatest honors to be with people as they learn to be with themselves. My experience has been, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and behavioral concerns. I am dedicated to creating a safe place to explore with clients the changes they wish to make to improve their overall functioning. Building a relationship with clients is the most important and finding a good fit is crucial! My theoretical orientation is based in Gestalt therapy and I also have training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and EMDR.
(828) 604-6258 View (828) 604-6258
Photo of Suzanne Lloyd Stone, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jackson County, NC
Suzanne Lloyd Stone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sylva, NC 28779
Not accepting new clients
Life can feel exhausting when you are isolated, facing one stressor after another all while trying to live life as your authentic self. Many times people feel stuck when a major life event happens or when life is not turning out as you imagined. The stressful event may interfere with your day to day life at home, work, school or in your relationships. My job as a therapist is to guide and support you along the way. I will draw out your own insights and at times challenge you to confront things you may be avoiding or holding on to that may be keeping you stuck. Proudly serving LGBTQ+ community. Neurodiversity affirming therapy.
Life can feel exhausting when you are isolated, facing one stressor after another all while trying to live life as your authentic self. Many times people feel stuck when a major life event happens or when life is not turning out as you imagined. The stressful event may interfere with your day to day life at home, work, school or in your relationships. My job as a therapist is to guide and support you along the way. I will draw out your own insights and at times challenge you to confront things you may be avoiding or holding on to that may be keeping you stuck. Proudly serving LGBTQ+ community. Neurodiversity affirming therapy.
(828) 586-5555 View (828) 586-5555
Photo of Cassie R Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jackson County, NC
Cassie R Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sylva, NC 28779
Not accepting new clients
I am best suited for clients who are ready to work on improving their quality of life. Sometimes we need to address the past, or the present, or our worries about the future. Maybe we are supporting young humans in growing and need some direction for the best ways to set limits and communicate. Regardless of the issue, therapy is a valuable experience and a great weapon to have in tackling both the large and small issues that come up in life.
I am best suited for clients who are ready to work on improving their quality of life. Sometimes we need to address the past, or the present, or our worries about the future. Maybe we are supporting young humans in growing and need some direction for the best ways to set limits and communicate. Regardless of the issue, therapy is a valuable experience and a great weapon to have in tackling both the large and small issues that come up in life.
(828) 332-5295 View (828) 332-5295
Photo of Emmy C Holloman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jackson County, NC
Emmy C Holloman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCAS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Now more than ever, your mental health and well-being is important. I understand the thought of opening up to a stranger can be intimidating. My style of therapy is informal and relaxed. It is important to me that you feel comfortable. I won't push you to share if you're not ready. I will always take a nonjudgmental stance. I can assure you I will be comfortable with any subject you'd like to discuss. I am a sex positive/kink positive therapist with experience working with issues related to sexuality and gender, nontraditional relationship types (i.e., nonmonogamy), and nontraditional lifestyles in general.
Now more than ever, your mental health and well-being is important. I understand the thought of opening up to a stranger can be intimidating. My style of therapy is informal and relaxed. It is important to me that you feel comfortable. I won't push you to share if you're not ready. I will always take a nonjudgmental stance. I can assure you I will be comfortable with any subject you'd like to discuss. I am a sex positive/kink positive therapist with experience working with issues related to sexuality and gender, nontraditional relationship types (i.e., nonmonogamy), and nontraditional lifestyles in general.
(252) 351-2032 View (252) 351-2032
Photo of Compass Counseling Services, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jackson County, NC
Compass Counseling Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Over the years, I have worked with individuals who experience challenges with symptoms related to anxiety, who have been experienced challenges in relationships, and those who are wanting to increase stress management skills. Some folks seeking support during times of transition and some folks are interested in focusing on a specific area of their relationship with their partner or their coworkers. Together, we can determine which goals to focus on and how to best achieve the desired outcomes.
Over the years, I have worked with individuals who experience challenges with symptoms related to anxiety, who have been experienced challenges in relationships, and those who are wanting to increase stress management skills. Some folks seeking support during times of transition and some folks are interested in focusing on a specific area of their relationship with their partner or their coworkers. Together, we can determine which goals to focus on and how to best achieve the desired outcomes.
(919) 822-8318 View (919) 822-8318
Photo of Susannah Kuppers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jackson County, NC
Susannah Kuppers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sylva, NC 28779
Sometimes what we need most is to be seen, heard, and appreciated just as we are. Through my own personal counseling and my professional training, I’ve witnessed the power of healing through connection with another and this is the foundation of my work as a therapist. When we are able to be vulnerable with another person, to be truly seen and heard it can be liberating. I bring this approach to my work with a variety of concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, attachment wounds, emerging adulthood, and substance use.
Sometimes what we need most is to be seen, heard, and appreciated just as we are. Through my own personal counseling and my professional training, I’ve witnessed the power of healing through connection with another and this is the foundation of my work as a therapist. When we are able to be vulnerable with another person, to be truly seen and heard it can be liberating. I bring this approach to my work with a variety of concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, attachment wounds, emerging adulthood, and substance use.
(828) 547-9561 View (828) 547-9561
Photo of Judith Preiato, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jackson County, NC
Judith Preiato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. Let me introduce myself as one who knows her soul’s purpose is to assist others find their soul’s purpose so that they may live a life of authenticity, abundance and joy just as I have learned. Often times we don’t even know that we have the capacity to create anything new. When we look around at our life’s circumstances sometimes all we can see is why we can’t. How do I know that? Because that was me. My thinking was so negatively conditioned from old emotional wounds and familial/societal conditioning. Let me show you how you have everything you need within to heal.
Hello and welcome. Let me introduce myself as one who knows her soul’s purpose is to assist others find their soul’s purpose so that they may live a life of authenticity, abundance and joy just as I have learned. Often times we don’t even know that we have the capacity to create anything new. When we look around at our life’s circumstances sometimes all we can see is why we can’t. How do I know that? Because that was me. My thinking was so negatively conditioned from old emotional wounds and familial/societal conditioning. Let me show you how you have everything you need within to heal.
(828) 383-0789 View (828) 383-0789
Photo of Kaitlin Kirkland Ritchie, Counselor in Jackson County, NC
Kaitlin Kirkland Ritchie
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779
Your decision to engage in counseling is to be appreciated and honored as it often involves courage, commitment, vulnerability, and a willingness to change. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I view my role as giving you the support, safety, caring, and respect you deserve while facilitating you doing that for yourself. I will also provide cognitive, emotional, and behavioral models, "tools" and experiences to enhance your self-awareness, self-expression, and self-care; and help you learn to trust in your basic goodness and wisdom.
Your decision to engage in counseling is to be appreciated and honored as it often involves courage, commitment, vulnerability, and a willingness to change. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I view my role as giving you the support, safety, caring, and respect you deserve while facilitating you doing that for yourself. I will also provide cognitive, emotional, and behavioral models, "tools" and experiences to enhance your self-awareness, self-expression, and self-care; and help you learn to trust in your basic goodness and wisdom.
(828) 759-5665 View (828) 759-5665
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Paula Anderson Demonet
Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sylva, NC 28779
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy meeting people right where they are in this wild and wonderful experience, we call life. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I work to help you resolve underlying negative beliefs and patterns that are getting in the way of who you were always meant to be. Your authentic self. Whether your pain stems from traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, or emotional needs that aren’t being met, therapy can help you sit with the pain while still building a meaningful and rich life.
I enjoy meeting people right where they are in this wild and wonderful experience, we call life. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I work to help you resolve underlying negative beliefs and patterns that are getting in the way of who you were always meant to be. Your authentic self. Whether your pain stems from traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, or emotional needs that aren’t being met, therapy can help you sit with the pain while still building a meaningful and rich life.
(828) 622-4643 View (828) 622-4643
Photo of Melissa Shelton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jackson County, NC
Melissa Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Sylva, NC 28779
Way to go! You're making a hard decision! I'm so glad you're choosing to take care of yourself! Are you struggling with knowing who you are beyond a parent, partner, sibling, student, etc..? Maybe it's left you feeling ways you don't understand. Some phases in life are just so hard. I want to help you navigate through these phases with hope; not tell you how to live your life. When we struggle with our mental wellness, the systems around us also struggle, whether that's your family, kids, pets, relationships, work, friends/social life. In my sessions, you lead the way and I will challenge and encourage you to see beyond the surface.
Way to go! You're making a hard decision! I'm so glad you're choosing to take care of yourself! Are you struggling with knowing who you are beyond a parent, partner, sibling, student, etc..? Maybe it's left you feeling ways you don't understand. Some phases in life are just so hard. I want to help you navigate through these phases with hope; not tell you how to live your life. When we struggle with our mental wellness, the systems around us also struggle, whether that's your family, kids, pets, relationships, work, friends/social life. In my sessions, you lead the way and I will challenge and encourage you to see beyond the surface.
(828) 678-6157 View (828) 678-6157
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Thuy Do
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sylva, NC 28779
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I’m so glad you are here. My name is Thuy and I believe that as humans, we are deserving of kindness, compassion, and empathy. It is the foundation of the work that I do and I look forward to the possibility of working alongside you. Whether you are simply needing space for yourself, looking to heal your relationships, set boundaries, confront maladaptive and distressing patterns, or address and stabilize trauma, I will always hold space for you to feel seen, heard, and supported. I believe that true healing comes from finding the root causes to undesired emotions, thoughts, and behavior.
Hi! I’m so glad you are here. My name is Thuy and I believe that as humans, we are deserving of kindness, compassion, and empathy. It is the foundation of the work that I do and I look forward to the possibility of working alongside you. Whether you are simply needing space for yourself, looking to heal your relationships, set boundaries, confront maladaptive and distressing patterns, or address and stabilize trauma, I will always hold space for you to feel seen, heard, and supported. I believe that true healing comes from finding the root causes to undesired emotions, thoughts, and behavior.
(828) 374-8747 View (828) 374-8747

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Number of Therapists in Jackson County, NC

60+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Jackson County, NC who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Trauma and PTSD
79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
74% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Jackson County, NC see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
8% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jackson County?

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.