Therapists in Johnston County, NC

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Photo of Karen Driggers, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Johnston County, NC
Karen Driggers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Clayton, NC 27520
Knowing suffering and struggle are common to all, I strive to provide hope and direction for people as they face real-world challenges. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and emotional instability, as well as concerns with unhealthy/low self-concept, anger/frustration, relational challenges, life transitions, grief/loss, and spiritual concerns may feel overwhelming. Acknowledging the need for help is a sign of strength and is a step toward a preferred future. My goal is to foster a safe, comfortable, and accepting atmosphere in which clients can be honest and open, relationships develop, and the work of healing begins.
Knowing suffering and struggle are common to all, I strive to provide hope and direction for people as they face real-world challenges. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and emotional instability, as well as concerns with unhealthy/low self-concept, anger/frustration, relational challenges, life transitions, grief/loss, and spiritual concerns may feel overwhelming. Acknowledging the need for help is a sign of strength and is a step toward a preferred future. My goal is to foster a safe, comfortable, and accepting atmosphere in which clients can be honest and open, relationships develop, and the work of healing begins.
(984) 230-4834 View (984) 230-4834
Photo of Phillip C. Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Johnston County, NC
Phillip C. Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCATP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, NC 27520  (Online Only)
HEALING is available NOW...if you choose to accept it! Today, so many people are dealing with hurts that constantly impact their daily lives. Some struggle silently while others lash out looking for relief. Well, you can find that healing relief here. Therapy will allow you a safe place to express yourself while learning valuable skills to help you live a more balanced, enjoyable life.
HEALING is available NOW...if you choose to accept it! Today, so many people are dealing with hurts that constantly impact their daily lives. Some struggle silently while others lash out looking for relief. Well, you can find that healing relief here. Therapy will allow you a safe place to express yourself while learning valuable skills to help you live a more balanced, enjoyable life.
(984) 646-5617 View (984) 646-5617
Photo of Sarah Honald, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Johnston County, NC
Sarah Honald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, NC 27527  (Online Only)
My clinical specialization is assisting people struggling with unresolved issues and trauma. I work with a variety of issues, including but not limited to challenges related to relationship distress, stress, self-esteem, mood, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other issues.
My clinical specialization is assisting people struggling with unresolved issues and trauma. I work with a variety of issues, including but not limited to challenges related to relationship distress, stress, self-esteem, mood, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other issues.
(919) 899-2508 View (919) 899-2508
Photo of Gena Pittman Phillips, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Johnston County, NC
Gena Pittman Phillips
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smithfield, NC 27577
Since 2000, I’ve helped people break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. Let me help you recognize and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. If you are seeking a private and relaxed setting where you can leave each session with practical skills and/or information that you can apply in your everyday life, then I am the counselor for you. I also offer quick turn around times for appointments and you will not have to wait in an overcrowded and loud waiting area prior to your appointment.
Since 2000, I’ve helped people break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. Let me help you recognize and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. If you are seeking a private and relaxed setting where you can leave each session with practical skills and/or information that you can apply in your everyday life, then I am the counselor for you. I also offer quick turn around times for appointments and you will not have to wait in an overcrowded and loud waiting area prior to your appointment.
(984) 205-1765 View (984) 205-1765
Photo of Kristel Byrd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Johnston County, NC
Kristel Byrd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, NC 27520  (Online Only)
Do you experience the effects of low self-esteem, trauma, identity issues, grief, and personal growth? I support my client through significant life transitions like marriage and divorce, address common relationship issues, guide you through the complexities of parenting, and empower you during your transition to adulthood. We can openly and safely explore your spirituality, identity, and sexuality. Together, we'll embark on a journey of profound change and lasting growth toward elevated hope, self-esteem, self-compassion, and self-efficacy while challenging negative thinking.
Do you experience the effects of low self-esteem, trauma, identity issues, grief, and personal growth? I support my client through significant life transitions like marriage and divorce, address common relationship issues, guide you through the complexities of parenting, and empower you during your transition to adulthood. We can openly and safely explore your spirituality, identity, and sexuality. Together, we'll embark on a journey of profound change and lasting growth toward elevated hope, self-esteem, self-compassion, and self-efficacy while challenging negative thinking.
(984) 231-8658 View (984) 231-8658
Photo of Fakira Wahid, Counselor in Johnston County, NC
Fakira Wahid
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Clayton, NC 27527
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with thousands of hours of counseling and related experience. I hold a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have experience working with men, women, and children of all ages. My professional experience includes individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, and group counseling. I practice from an eclectic style with an emphasis on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modality. I am an action-oriented clinician who believes outcomes speak for themselves. Visit www.ashaycounselingagency.com for more information.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with thousands of hours of counseling and related experience. I hold a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have experience working with men, women, and children of all ages. My professional experience includes individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, and group counseling. I practice from an eclectic style with an emphasis on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modality. I am an action-oriented clinician who believes outcomes speak for themselves. Visit www.ashaycounselingagency.com for more information.
(919) 343-9961 View (919) 343-9961
Photo of Anecia Brooks Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Johnston County, NC
Anecia Brooks Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, NCC, DCC
Verified Verified
Benson, NC 27504
Not accepting new clients
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, I am passionate about partnering with my clients, developing a plan and moving forward toward hope and healing. I have worked with people both personally and professionally for over 20 years. I work best with clients who are committed to their counseling and healing process. Hope and healing can be accomplished as the client is given a safe, caring and confidential environment which allows the client the room needed to begin and walk through the healing process.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, I am passionate about partnering with my clients, developing a plan and moving forward toward hope and healing. I have worked with people both personally and professionally for over 20 years. I work best with clients who are committed to their counseling and healing process. Hope and healing can be accomplished as the client is given a safe, caring and confidential environment which allows the client the room needed to begin and walk through the healing process.
(919) 344-0902 View (919) 344-0902
Photo of J-Lee Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Johnston County, NC
J-Lee Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSWc, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smithfield, NC 27577  (Online Only)
A combination of personal life experiences as a LGBTQ member coupled with decades of professional trainings and educational opportunities over the past 20 plus years of working in the mental health and substance abuse fields, I have developed a large and diverse toolbox of treatment strategies and interventions to support you in achieving your desired self-empowered state of being.
A combination of personal life experiences as a LGBTQ member coupled with decades of professional trainings and educational opportunities over the past 20 plus years of working in the mental health and substance abuse fields, I have developed a large and diverse toolbox of treatment strategies and interventions to support you in achieving your desired self-empowered state of being.
(984) 249-2920 View (984) 249-2920
Photo of Beth Cerrito-Cohen, Psychologist in Johnston County, NC
Beth Cerrito-Cohen
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Clayton, NC 27520
If you are thinking about counseling or therapy, chances are you are in distress, feeling not like yourself, or are looking for help in dealing with a difficult situation. You also probably want to find a therapist who is going to understand you and who has experience dealing with the problems and concerns that you are facing. I am available for in-person or telehealth sessions in North Carolina. I also offer telehealth appointments for patients located in New York or Florida.
If you are thinking about counseling or therapy, chances are you are in distress, feeling not like yourself, or are looking for help in dealing with a difficult situation. You also probably want to find a therapist who is going to understand you and who has experience dealing with the problems and concerns that you are facing. I am available for in-person or telehealth sessions in North Carolina. I also offer telehealth appointments for patients located in New York or Florida.
(919) 849-5930 View (919) 849-5930
Photo of Jessica Lands, Psychological Associate in Johnston County, NC
Jessica Lands
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, NC 27520
Is your child experiencing difficulties with managing their emotions, engaging in maladaptive behaviors or struggling with activities of daily living? Psychological testing can assist with the identification of developmental and mental health disorders including intellectual disability, learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorders and more! Once the problem is identified, recommendations and tools to improve functioning can be provided. Individual therapy may be ideal for teaching your child skills to improve their functioning.
Is your child experiencing difficulties with managing their emotions, engaging in maladaptive behaviors or struggling with activities of daily living? Psychological testing can assist with the identification of developmental and mental health disorders including intellectual disability, learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorders and more! Once the problem is identified, recommendations and tools to improve functioning can be provided. Individual therapy may be ideal for teaching your child skills to improve their functioning.
(984) 231-8394 View (984) 231-8394
Photo of Patrice Horton, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Johnston County, NC
Patrice Horton
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, NC 27520
Have you been worried, anxious and or depressed? Have past experiences left you feeling stuck and unable to reach your full potential? Are you noticing repetitive and intrusive thoughts that affect your everyday life causing you to feel as if your emotions are spiraling out of control? Perhaps it’s from anxiety, trauma or other life events. As humans, we all face challenges that cause us to feel overwhelmingly distressed and create a sense of imbalance in our lives. Whatever your concern, there is hope! As a therapist, I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, and compassion.
Have you been worried, anxious and or depressed? Have past experiences left you feeling stuck and unable to reach your full potential? Are you noticing repetitive and intrusive thoughts that affect your everyday life causing you to feel as if your emotions are spiraling out of control? Perhaps it’s from anxiety, trauma or other life events. As humans, we all face challenges that cause us to feel overwhelmingly distressed and create a sense of imbalance in our lives. Whatever your concern, there is hope! As a therapist, I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, and compassion.
(919) 351-6721 View (919) 351-6721
Photo of DeBlaker Counseling , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Johnston County, NC
DeBlaker Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Clayton, NC 27527  (Online Only)
Accepting clients for video appointments only. Is everyone telling you its ok to be a little blue? Do you feel depressed, disappointed in the way life is going? Infertility, becoming a mom, being a mom of young children, even approaching an empty nest all can cause stress and anxiety. Or is your relationship or marriage troubled and you don't know how to fix it? Even life transitions such as a career change, loss of a job, diagnosis of a chronic illness or chronic pain can cause you to be stressed or anxious.
Accepting clients for video appointments only. Is everyone telling you its ok to be a little blue? Do you feel depressed, disappointed in the way life is going? Infertility, becoming a mom, being a mom of young children, even approaching an empty nest all can cause stress and anxiety. Or is your relationship or marriage troubled and you don't know how to fix it? Even life transitions such as a career change, loss of a job, diagnosis of a chronic illness or chronic pain can cause you to be stressed or anxious.
(919) 629-9045 View (919) 629-9045
Photo of Julie C Bullock, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Johnston County, NC
Julie C Bullock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, NC 27520  (Online Only)
I have been in the mental health field since 2007 and love getting to come alongside each of my clients to help in their healing journey. I primarily work with those struggling with anxiety, panic, OCD, depression, stress, grief, phase of life adjustments, etc. Counseling is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. I pull from many different therapeutic approaches but some of my favorites are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory and Faith-based/Biblical Counseling.
I have been in the mental health field since 2007 and love getting to come alongside each of my clients to help in their healing journey. I primarily work with those struggling with anxiety, panic, OCD, depression, stress, grief, phase of life adjustments, etc. Counseling is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. I pull from many different therapeutic approaches but some of my favorites are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory and Faith-based/Biblical Counseling.
(919) 635-5821 View (919) 635-5821
Photo of Renee Watson Adams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Johnston County, NC
Renee Watson Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Smithfield, NC 27577
YOU CAN LIVE BEYOND IT.... LET ME SHOW YOU HOW! I have the skills to help you refresh, be happy and find pleasure in life again. If you have never engaged in counseling before, I am easy to talk to. If you have been in therapy before, I will be your last therapist. I have worked with both children and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues since 1995. I listen with unconditional acceptance to assist you in finding solutions and coping skills for that difficult situation you are going through! Email me or follow this link to schedule your appointment NOW https://www.therapyportal.com/p/reneewatson/
YOU CAN LIVE BEYOND IT.... LET ME SHOW YOU HOW! I have the skills to help you refresh, be happy and find pleasure in life again. If you have never engaged in counseling before, I am easy to talk to. If you have been in therapy before, I will be your last therapist. I have worked with both children and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues since 1995. I listen with unconditional acceptance to assist you in finding solutions and coping skills for that difficult situation you are going through! Email me or follow this link to schedule your appointment NOW https://www.therapyportal.com/p/reneewatson/
(919) 626-8343 View (919) 626-8343
Photo of Nicole E Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Johnston County, NC
Nicole E Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, NC 27520
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a woman struggling to move beyond unresolved, painful experiences from your past? Did you have a difficult and/or unhappy childhood? Growing up in a dysfunctional family system can often leave you feeling broken, depressed and lonely. You may have difficulty trusting yourself, others and God. You may have problematic relationships, chronic health problems and suffer with low self-esteem, shame and guilt. You may feel stuck repeating the same old patterns that ultimately sabotage you from experiencing joy in your life. You are not alone and there IS HOPE.
Are you a woman struggling to move beyond unresolved, painful experiences from your past? Did you have a difficult and/or unhappy childhood? Growing up in a dysfunctional family system can often leave you feeling broken, depressed and lonely. You may have difficulty trusting yourself, others and God. You may have problematic relationships, chronic health problems and suffer with low self-esteem, shame and guilt. You may feel stuck repeating the same old patterns that ultimately sabotage you from experiencing joy in your life. You are not alone and there IS HOPE.
(919) 234-5082 View (919) 234-5082
Photo of Mary Ray-Council, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Johnston County, NC
Mary Ray-Council
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, CADC, SAP, ADETS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, NC 27520
Rays of Hope Ministries is a Ministry of Helps organization. A place of support for people experiencing problems in life. Rays of Hope Ministries believe in second chances and encouraging hope. We offer support for spiritual, emotional, substance and other behavioral problems. Services offered include Assessments, Counseling and Case Management. We provide: DWI, DOT SAP, and Substance Abuse Assessments/Evaluations; Addiction, and Christian Counseling; Referral, and Linkage to supportive services.
Rays of Hope Ministries is a Ministry of Helps organization. A place of support for people experiencing problems in life. Rays of Hope Ministries believe in second chances and encouraging hope. We offer support for spiritual, emotional, substance and other behavioral problems. Services offered include Assessments, Counseling and Case Management. We provide: DWI, DOT SAP, and Substance Abuse Assessments/Evaluations; Addiction, and Christian Counseling; Referral, and Linkage to supportive services.
(984) 464-7905 View (984) 464-7905
Photo of Tracie Hilsman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Johnston County, NC
Tracie Hilsman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, NC 27520  (Online Only)
Welcome to a space tailored specifically for women navigating life's challenges. As a therapist specializing in women's issues, I understand the unique challenges that come with significant life changes such as caregiving, menopause, empty nesting, grief, and issues with interpersonal relationships. Women often juggle multiple roles and responsibilities, which can lead to feelings of overwhelm, stress, or a sense of losing oneself amidst the demands of daily life.
Welcome to a space tailored specifically for women navigating life's challenges. As a therapist specializing in women's issues, I understand the unique challenges that come with significant life changes such as caregiving, menopause, empty nesting, grief, and issues with interpersonal relationships. Women often juggle multiple roles and responsibilities, which can lead to feelings of overwhelm, stress, or a sense of losing oneself amidst the demands of daily life.
(984) 206-3811 View (984) 206-3811
Photo of Jenny Compton, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Johnston County, NC
Jenny Compton
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CFNC
Verified Verified
Clayton, NC 27520
Many of us have gone through experiences that leave us feeling stuck, unmotivated, or without hope. The promise of counseling is that it offers us a framework where insight becomes possible and the opportunity for a relationship that is dedicated to knowing you deeply. In this sense, I believe we are partners working to understand your motivations, fears, and hopes so that you can feel a greater sense of freedom and empowerment in your life and future.
Many of us have gone through experiences that leave us feeling stuck, unmotivated, or without hope. The promise of counseling is that it offers us a framework where insight becomes possible and the opportunity for a relationship that is dedicated to knowing you deeply. In this sense, I believe we are partners working to understand your motivations, fears, and hopes so that you can feel a greater sense of freedom and empowerment in your life and future.
(919) 939-2501 View (919) 939-2501
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House of Hope of NC
Counselor
Verified Verified
Clayton, NC 27520
House of Hope of North Carolina offers Christian counseling to individuals of all ages and genders, as well as couples, and families. In addition, we offer a Christian therapeutic residential program for teenage girls 12-17 and their families in need of a higher level of care.
House of Hope of North Carolina offers Christian counseling to individuals of all ages and genders, as well as couples, and families. In addition, we offer a Christian therapeutic residential program for teenage girls 12-17 and their families in need of a higher level of care.
(919) 899-4803 x202 View (919) 899-4803 x202
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Living Beyond It Counseling and Consultations
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MS, LCMHCSS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Smithfield, NC 27577
New Therapist Accepting Medicaid....You Can Live Beyond It ... Let us show you how! We have amazing therapist with skills to help you refresh, be happy and find pleasure in life again. If you have never engaged in counseling before, we are easy to talk to. If you have been in therapy before, we will be your last therapist. We listen with unconditional acceptance to assist you in finding solutions and coping skills for that difficult situation you are going through! Email me or follow this link to schedule your appointment NOW www.therapyportal.com/p/reneewatson
New Therapist Accepting Medicaid....You Can Live Beyond It ... Let us show you how! We have amazing therapist with skills to help you refresh, be happy and find pleasure in life again. If you have never engaged in counseling before, we are easy to talk to. If you have been in therapy before, we will be your last therapist. We listen with unconditional acceptance to assist you in finding solutions and coping skills for that difficult situation you are going through! Email me or follow this link to schedule your appointment NOW www.therapyportal.com/p/reneewatson
(919) 939-2843 View (919) 939-2843

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Number of Therapists in Johnston County, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Johnston County, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
94% Depression
86% Self Esteem
83% Coping Skills
81% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Johnston County, NC see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Johnston 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.