Therapists in Jacksonville, NC

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H. Dawn Moreland Trauma Treatment Specialist
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Not accepting new clients
Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who specializes in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma-related symptoms. Dawn graduated from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor of  Arts in Psychology. She graduated from Liberty University with a Master of  Arts in Professional Counseling and earned a graduate certification in substance abuse counseling from East Carolina University. Through her experience providing counseling for service members, veterans,  and their families in the Camp Lejeune, NC area, she has developed a passion for working with combat veterans.
Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who specializes in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma-related symptoms. Dawn graduated from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor of  Arts in Psychology. She graduated from Liberty University with a Master of  Arts in Professional Counseling and earned a graduate certification in substance abuse counseling from East Carolina University. Through her experience providing counseling for service members, veterans,  and their families in the Camp Lejeune, NC area, she has developed a passion for working with combat veterans.
(336) 589-6734 View (336) 589-6734
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C. Anne Whitfield
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Anne treats a variety of clinical disorders, including mood disorders, attention and focus issues, stress management, relationship/martial issues, domestic violence and child abuse, grief and loss, women’s issues, and cultural lifestyle issues. Anne has been active in providing services to active-duty service members and their families coping with domestic violence. Additionally, she has a passion for working with teachers that teach exceptional children or children with challenging behavioral issues in the classroom. As well as individuals coping with chronic health conditions to cope and process their illness.
Anne treats a variety of clinical disorders, including mood disorders, attention and focus issues, stress management, relationship/martial issues, domestic violence and child abuse, grief and loss, women’s issues, and cultural lifestyle issues. Anne has been active in providing services to active-duty service members and their families coping with domestic violence. Additionally, she has a passion for working with teachers that teach exceptional children or children with challenging behavioral issues in the classroom. As well as individuals coping with chronic health conditions to cope and process their illness.
(910) 335-4253 View (910) 335-4253
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Tracy R Perez
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Out of the office for continuing education until 5/16/24. Emails will be returned promptly on 5/16/24. Are you looking for a specialist in trauma, anxiety, relationships, and sex therapy? I provide a sound space for you to discuss your deepest feelings and worries. Sometimes you need an advocate that is there for you. Friends and family don’t always understand. Or maybe they are not safe to talk to about what is bothering you. I offer in-person therapy in the Jacksonville and surrounding areas AND online therapy throughout North Carolina.
Out of the office for continuing education until 5/16/24. Emails will be returned promptly on 5/16/24. Are you looking for a specialist in trauma, anxiety, relationships, and sex therapy? I provide a sound space for you to discuss your deepest feelings and worries. Sometimes you need an advocate that is there for you. Friends and family don’t always understand. Or maybe they are not safe to talk to about what is bothering you. I offer in-person therapy in the Jacksonville and surrounding areas AND online therapy throughout North Carolina.
(910) 240-4157 View (910) 240-4157
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Allison Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28546
I'm particularly devoted to working with adults in therapy, exploring the nuanced realms of mental health experiences, honing coping mechanisms personal to you, navigating complex life transitions, managing interpersonal conflicts, and addressing the challenges inherent to humanness. I work well with individuals navigating the emotional aftermath of infidelity, on either side of betrayal, as well as general relationship stressors. I am also adept in supporting individuals in elevating self-advocacy, boundaries, and communication.
I'm particularly devoted to working with adults in therapy, exploring the nuanced realms of mental health experiences, honing coping mechanisms personal to you, navigating complex life transitions, managing interpersonal conflicts, and addressing the challenges inherent to humanness. I work well with individuals navigating the emotional aftermath of infidelity, on either side of betrayal, as well as general relationship stressors. I am also adept in supporting individuals in elevating self-advocacy, boundaries, and communication.
(910) 613-6333 View (910) 613-6333
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Trisha Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Let's explore the stress that makes up our lives. I specialize in working with men, couples, and individuals with personality disorders who are experiencing stress for a variety reasons such as infidelity, grief, job and moving transitions, divorce, and co-parenting. Have you and your significant other become emotionally, sexually or physically distant and you're looking for help on how to reconnect? Let me help. My goal as a therapist is to meet families/individuals where they are and to provide a safe space to share what they are going through.
Let's explore the stress that makes up our lives. I specialize in working with men, couples, and individuals with personality disorders who are experiencing stress for a variety reasons such as infidelity, grief, job and moving transitions, divorce, and co-parenting. Have you and your significant other become emotionally, sexually or physically distant and you're looking for help on how to reconnect? Let me help. My goal as a therapist is to meet families/individuals where they are and to provide a safe space to share what they are going through.
(910) 335-8930 View (910) 335-8930
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Noella N. S Dowers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, CHAD, LCMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, & couples. Professional, confidential support for Children, Adolescents and Adults, Families and Couples. If you are struggling with relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, parenting, issues at work or difficulty figuring out where you fit in. Does your child have behavior challenges? socialization struggles? Are you experiencing loss of a loved one or a broken relationship? Past traumatic event making life seem unbearable therapy provides you someone who will listen, offer guidance, and offer support as you learn new coping strategies and gain insight.
Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, & couples. Professional, confidential support for Children, Adolescents and Adults, Families and Couples. If you are struggling with relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, parenting, issues at work or difficulty figuring out where you fit in. Does your child have behavior challenges? socialization struggles? Are you experiencing loss of a loved one or a broken relationship? Past traumatic event making life seem unbearable therapy provides you someone who will listen, offer guidance, and offer support as you learn new coping strategies and gain insight.
(910) 543-3483 View (910) 543-3483
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Jessica (Williams) Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
I am here to help families, children (as young as 4), teens, & women from diverse backgrounds. I enjoy helping individuals and families regain peace, order, and fulfillment in their relationships and in their lives in all areas. I often provide solutions focused brief therapy and behavior modification techniques to assist families regain healthy control in their homes. What is keeping you from peace, restoration, and living out your purpose driven life? I aim to equip and empower my clients to overcome life's challenges, experience inner healing, and to succeed in life.
I am here to help families, children (as young as 4), teens, & women from diverse backgrounds. I enjoy helping individuals and families regain peace, order, and fulfillment in their relationships and in their lives in all areas. I often provide solutions focused brief therapy and behavior modification techniques to assist families regain healthy control in their homes. What is keeping you from peace, restoration, and living out your purpose driven life? I aim to equip and empower my clients to overcome life's challenges, experience inner healing, and to succeed in life.
(910) 469-0774 View (910) 469-0774
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Vanessa Nieves
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Putting your mental health as a priority can be a challenge. We all have many responsibilities that take up our time and attention. Maybe you’re a parent dealing with the daily tasks and grind of your family. Or perhaps you’re someone who has been feeling anxious and triggered by your partner because of the stressors of your job. If you have ever felt like life is a slippery slope and you’re losing your grip, you are not alone! I specialize in relationships. It can be the relationship you have with your family, or the one you have with yourself. Maybe it’s even the relationship you have with work.
Putting your mental health as a priority can be a challenge. We all have many responsibilities that take up our time and attention. Maybe you’re a parent dealing with the daily tasks and grind of your family. Or perhaps you’re someone who has been feeling anxious and triggered by your partner because of the stressors of your job. If you have ever felt like life is a slippery slope and you’re losing your grip, you are not alone! I specialize in relationships. It can be the relationship you have with your family, or the one you have with yourself. Maybe it’s even the relationship you have with work.
(910) 939-8582 View (910) 939-8582
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Megan Inman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Now Accepting BCBS! Life is not always what we expect or hope for and yet, there is support to help you move through challenges and or change. Feeling challenged or overwhelmed by work, relationships, responsibilities? Feeling at a loss and unsure of how to gain control, reach clarity, or be decisive? Maybe your thoughts and feelings are overwhelming, and you want an unbiased person to support you. I desire to help clients feel confident in their mental health, by first providing a safe and comfortable space to then be reminded that they are the experts of their lives and capable of reaching their goals.
Now Accepting BCBS! Life is not always what we expect or hope for and yet, there is support to help you move through challenges and or change. Feeling challenged or overwhelmed by work, relationships, responsibilities? Feeling at a loss and unsure of how to gain control, reach clarity, or be decisive? Maybe your thoughts and feelings are overwhelming, and you want an unbiased person to support you. I desire to help clients feel confident in their mental health, by first providing a safe and comfortable space to then be reminded that they are the experts of their lives and capable of reaching their goals.
(910) 543-3733 View (910) 543-3733
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Pivotal Step Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
At Pivotal Step Services we are pivoting from challenges. A male mental health provider that is a License Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC), and License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). Able to work with different populations, providing individual, couples, family therapy, substance abuse in person or online services. Flexible schedule and able to work weekends if needed. Comfortable clean atmosphere, ready to go above and beyond to give you the mental health service you deserve. It is not about me; it is about you getting the services you deserve. Thank you.
At Pivotal Step Services we are pivoting from challenges. A male mental health provider that is a License Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC), and License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). Able to work with different populations, providing individual, couples, family therapy, substance abuse in person or online services. Flexible schedule and able to work weekends if needed. Comfortable clean atmosphere, ready to go above and beyond to give you the mental health service you deserve. It is not about me; it is about you getting the services you deserve. Thank you.
(910) 405-7764 View (910) 405-7764
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Kelli Knapp
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, LCAS, CCTP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Not accepting new clients
I am currently NOT taking new clients. I love working with clients who are having difficulty with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma, domestic violence, marital conflict, family conflict, substance use issues and grief.
I am currently NOT taking new clients. I love working with clients who are having difficulty with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma, domestic violence, marital conflict, family conflict, substance use issues and grief.
(910) 294-5977 View (910) 294-5977
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L Bryant Counseling and Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CSAC, NCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
At our mental health practice, we understand the weight of your struggles. It's like being engulfed by an endless tide of anxiety and stress, making every day feel like an uphill battle. The constant cloud of depression makes it hard to find joy or motivation in anything, leaving you feeling disconnected from life itself. Navigating relationships becomes a minefield when you're wrestling with these internal demons. Negative thoughts about yourself chip away at your self-confidence, making it feel impossible to break free from this cycle of despair.
At our mental health practice, we understand the weight of your struggles. It's like being engulfed by an endless tide of anxiety and stress, making every day feel like an uphill battle. The constant cloud of depression makes it hard to find joy or motivation in anything, leaving you feeling disconnected from life itself. Navigating relationships becomes a minefield when you're wrestling with these internal demons. Negative thoughts about yourself chip away at your self-confidence, making it feel impossible to break free from this cycle of despair.
(910) 490-4122 View (910) 490-4122
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Sara M Gant
Pre-Licensed Professional, MAEd, NBCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Therapy doesn't have to be a formal or daunting experience! My goal is to create a warm, compassionate, authentic and therapeutic safe space for you, so that you feel comfortable and safe sharing your concerns with me. We will team up and work together to set goals and coping skills, and then we will work hard to achieve those goals. I have experience using trauma-informed expressive arts therapy to work with clients, and would be happy to meet with you for a consultation.
Therapy doesn't have to be a formal or daunting experience! My goal is to create a warm, compassionate, authentic and therapeutic safe space for you, so that you feel comfortable and safe sharing your concerns with me. We will team up and work together to set goals and coping skills, and then we will work hard to achieve those goals. I have experience using trauma-informed expressive arts therapy to work with clients, and would be happy to meet with you for a consultation.
(910) 348-7146 View (910) 348-7146
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Molly Stuelke
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Hello! My background is in marriage and family therapy, which means I use a systemic lens in my therapeutic approach. I am passionate about adapting therapeutic care to the unique needs of every individual while placing an emphasis on seeing the whole person. I specialize in trauma informed care and am certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) model as a military designated mental health professional and equine specialist. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I find that many folks benefit from being able to address the past to move forward effectively.
Hello! My background is in marriage and family therapy, which means I use a systemic lens in my therapeutic approach. I am passionate about adapting therapeutic care to the unique needs of every individual while placing an emphasis on seeing the whole person. I specialize in trauma informed care and am certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) model as a military designated mental health professional and equine specialist. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I find that many folks benefit from being able to address the past to move forward effectively.
(252) 494-5452 View (252) 494-5452
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Progressive Wellness Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Welcome! It is truly a joy to serve individuals and families as they work toward progress in health and well-being. Taking the first steps to getting help is brave, but I understand it can also be overwhelming. I hope to provide information that will allow you to make the best decision for yourself, your teen and/or your family. I work exclusively with teens/adults in my professional practice. I am trained in Trauma Focused CBT and Eye Movement Desensitization Processing (EMDR). Youth and trauma survivors have unique needs. It is important to find a therapist that understands this and has the appropriate training and experience.
Welcome! It is truly a joy to serve individuals and families as they work toward progress in health and well-being. Taking the first steps to getting help is brave, but I understand it can also be overwhelming. I hope to provide information that will allow you to make the best decision for yourself, your teen and/or your family. I work exclusively with teens/adults in my professional practice. I am trained in Trauma Focused CBT and Eye Movement Desensitization Processing (EMDR). Youth and trauma survivors have unique needs. It is important to find a therapist that understands this and has the appropriate training and experience.
(910) 507-7429 View (910) 507-7429
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Jenna Rankin
Counselor, MAEd, LCMHC, LCAS-A, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Not accepting new clients
You find yourself relating a little “too” much to the new Taylor Swift album. You have always considered yourself the awkward friend. That is, if you even believe you have “true” friends. You have BIG feelings and have been reminded that you’re too emotional, too dramatic, or too much your entire life. You question everything you say to someone the second you leave the conversation. You find yourself overthinking even the smallest action, like how you greeted the individual in the drive-thru at Starbucks. You think to yourself, “oh my gosh, I can’t believe I said that, they probably think I’m SO weird.”
You find yourself relating a little “too” much to the new Taylor Swift album. You have always considered yourself the awkward friend. That is, if you even believe you have “true” friends. You have BIG feelings and have been reminded that you’re too emotional, too dramatic, or too much your entire life. You question everything you say to someone the second you leave the conversation. You find yourself overthinking even the smallest action, like how you greeted the individual in the drive-thru at Starbucks. You think to yourself, “oh my gosh, I can’t believe I said that, they probably think I’m SO weird.”
(910) 541-9641 View (910) 541-9641
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Amanda Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Are you looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist to help support you through life's challenges, regardless of your age or stage of life? Look no further. I have experience working with individuals of all ages, I am dedicated to helping clients navigate difficult life circumstances and build a strong therapeutic relationship that fosters positive change. Drawing on evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I partner with my clients to explore their unique strengths, challenges, and goals. I create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to express themselves, process their emotions, and develop effective coping.
Are you looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist to help support you through life's challenges, regardless of your age or stage of life? Look no further. I have experience working with individuals of all ages, I am dedicated to helping clients navigate difficult life circumstances and build a strong therapeutic relationship that fosters positive change. Drawing on evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I partner with my clients to explore their unique strengths, challenges, and goals. I create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to express themselves, process their emotions, and develop effective coping.
(910) 696-6233 View (910) 696-6233
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Amanda Brescia
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Waitlist for new clients
Starting your therapeutic journey can feel overwhelming, and I'd be honored to accompany you on your path toward well-being. Whether you are struggling with life transitions, depression, or processing trauma, I'm passionate about fostering space for folks to heal. While I specialize in women’s issues, I enjoy working with people from an array of backgrounds. My therapeutic approach is non-judgmental, strengths-based, and rooted in unconditional positive regard. Our sessions will be an hour dedicated to you and your needs.
Starting your therapeutic journey can feel overwhelming, and I'd be honored to accompany you on your path toward well-being. Whether you are struggling with life transitions, depression, or processing trauma, I'm passionate about fostering space for folks to heal. While I specialize in women’s issues, I enjoy working with people from an array of backgrounds. My therapeutic approach is non-judgmental, strengths-based, and rooted in unconditional positive regard. Our sessions will be an hour dedicated to you and your needs.
(910) 504-9281 View (910) 504-9281
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Anastasia Arauz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with families that are struggling in a variety of areas, such as anger management, grief, friendship issues, and divorce. I have worked with families for over 25 years. My mission as a therapist and coach is to help families that are stressed out or overwhelmed with daily activities. I am here to help you, your children and teens to be successful in all aspects of their lives. I will work collaboratively with parents, family and teachers, if needed, to help individuals reach their goals. To learn more about me check out my website at www.anastasiaarauzcoaching.com
I specialize in working with families that are struggling in a variety of areas, such as anger management, grief, friendship issues, and divorce. I have worked with families for over 25 years. My mission as a therapist and coach is to help families that are stressed out or overwhelmed with daily activities. I am here to help you, your children and teens to be successful in all aspects of their lives. I will work collaboratively with parents, family and teachers, if needed, to help individuals reach their goals. To learn more about me check out my website at www.anastasiaarauzcoaching.com
(910) 469-1611 View (910) 469-1611
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Jocelyn R. Ortega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Have you ever thought, “I have all this trauma. I should have been in therapy a long time ago to fix it. Now on top of that, I'm dealing with this new stress. I can't keep living like this!” Are you tired of being weighed down by your past traumas that affect the way you think and feel - are you ready for the freedom to rebuild your life in the most authentic way? Find immediate insight to help you evolve into a better version of yourself and learn how to rediscover the moments that bring you joy and peace. Partner with a therapist who has worked in an acute hospital setting, community care, with active duty military and veterans.
Have you ever thought, “I have all this trauma. I should have been in therapy a long time ago to fix it. Now on top of that, I'm dealing with this new stress. I can't keep living like this!” Are you tired of being weighed down by your past traumas that affect the way you think and feel - are you ready for the freedom to rebuild your life in the most authentic way? Find immediate insight to help you evolve into a better version of yourself and learn how to rediscover the moments that bring you joy and peace. Partner with a therapist who has worked in an acute hospital setting, community care, with active duty military and veterans.
(910) 565-6598 View (910) 565-6598

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Jacksonville, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Jacksonville, NC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Jacksonville, NC see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
10% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jacksonville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.