Therapists in Kernersville, NC

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Phyllis Sutphin
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
Approaching an initial psychotherapy session can be daunting. My approach seeks from the outset to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Whether you have worked with other therapists, or you have never spoken with a counselor before, you will find me approachable and welcoming. My style is very collaborative and open. I am here for you, and you alone; to address your concerns and provide the outcome you seek. While I have extensive experience treating anxiety and panic, I have successfully addressed a wide range of issues and concerns. I have over twenty years of experience to help you make the changes you seek.
Approaching an initial psychotherapy session can be daunting. My approach seeks from the outset to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Whether you have worked with other therapists, or you have never spoken with a counselor before, you will find me approachable and welcoming. My style is very collaborative and open. I am here for you, and you alone; to address your concerns and provide the outcome you seek. While I have extensive experience treating anxiety and panic, I have successfully addressed a wide range of issues and concerns. I have over twenty years of experience to help you make the changes you seek.
(336) 645-3129 View (336) 645-3129
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Ashley Medford
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Ashley, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling and have trained in therapeutic techniques like EMDR therapy. My twenty years of experience include a clinical setting at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a university counseling center, and a private practice. I have worked with clients impacted by depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, and relationship challenges affecting their home and work life. I believe growth starts by looking closely at family of origin dynamics, the impact of early attachment, and personality development.
Hello, my name is Ashley, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling and have trained in therapeutic techniques like EMDR therapy. My twenty years of experience include a clinical setting at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a university counseling center, and a private practice. I have worked with clients impacted by depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, and relationship challenges affecting their home and work life. I believe growth starts by looking closely at family of origin dynamics, the impact of early attachment, and personality development.
(336) 891-4258 View (336) 891-4258
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Khalid Greenaway
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
I have dedicated the last 20 years to helping people overcome feelings of: Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Self esteem Depression. Also experienced in: Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD.
I have dedicated the last 20 years to helping people overcome feelings of: Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Self esteem Depression. Also experienced in: Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD.
(336) 438-8453 View (336) 438-8453
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Great Expectations Counseling
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kernersville, NC 27284
It's hard to focus on work and home when your thoughts are racing. Getting through the day without a meltdown has become a life goal. Isolating to avoid stress is automatic. And friends? Well, forget about that. There is no energy or desire to be around friends. Emotions like fear, shame, and loneliness have crushed important things like confidence, peace, and a sense of well-being. Now, since you are reading this I am going to assume that this isn't ok with you. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that you want something different. That's great, because that means that you are ready for change. I can help.
It's hard to focus on work and home when your thoughts are racing. Getting through the day without a meltdown has become a life goal. Isolating to avoid stress is automatic. And friends? Well, forget about that. There is no energy or desire to be around friends. Emotions like fear, shame, and loneliness have crushed important things like confidence, peace, and a sense of well-being. Now, since you are reading this I am going to assume that this isn't ok with you. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that you want something different. That's great, because that means that you are ready for change. I can help.
(336) 360-5044 View (336) 360-5044
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Loving Reconnections Behavioral Health PA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BA, Psy
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
I wholeheartedly believe in the resilience of the human spirit and that each of us are imbued with the desire to achieve, to connect and have peace. Change is usually associated with stress and we are not fond of it; we find comfort in our routine even when that routine is allowing us to feel overwhelmed, underappreciated and at its worst, neglected or abused. Change is what inspires and produces growth. Without growth, we whither and shrink away becoming someone whom we barely recognize. We are life forces and energy that need growth in order to realize our fullest potential
I wholeheartedly believe in the resilience of the human spirit and that each of us are imbued with the desire to achieve, to connect and have peace. Change is usually associated with stress and we are not fond of it; we find comfort in our routine even when that routine is allowing us to feel overwhelmed, underappreciated and at its worst, neglected or abused. Change is what inspires and produces growth. Without growth, we whither and shrink away becoming someone whom we barely recognize. We are life forces and energy that need growth in order to realize our fullest potential
(336) 728-6253 View (336) 728-6253
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Brooke L. Musick
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284  (Online Only)
My goal is to help you find peace and healing as you face life's struggles. Therapy is your space to let go, think out loud, learn and grow. It's a place just for you; a place to address your needs and goals.
My goal is to help you find peace and healing as you face life's struggles. Therapy is your space to let go, think out loud, learn and grow. It's a place just for you; a place to address your needs and goals.
(336) 967-8887 View (336) 967-8887
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Vickie Pearman Whitley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284  (Online Only)
It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship is a major part of the healing process. Therefore, I seek to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to grow and flourish. I feel my role is to be somewhat of a guide to walk with my clients on their healing journey. The therapeutic process will always be trauma informed. It is my belief that I do not have all the answers, but I can help the client find the answers in themselves.
It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship is a major part of the healing process. Therefore, I seek to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to grow and flourish. I feel my role is to be somewhat of a guide to walk with my clients on their healing journey. The therapeutic process will always be trauma informed. It is my belief that I do not have all the answers, but I can help the client find the answers in themselves.
(336) 948-9864 View (336) 948-9864
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Sarah A Solomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
It is anxiety-provoking to put ourselves in a position of vulnerability and open up about our struggles. I believe taking this risk can be well worth it if you connect with the right person. As a therapist I am someone who will listen to you with respect and provide validation of your emotional experiences. I will also encourage you to consider alternative ways of interpreting your experiences. I am someone who has had her own challenges with anxiety and depression and grew up in a family with their own mental health issues.
It is anxiety-provoking to put ourselves in a position of vulnerability and open up about our struggles. I believe taking this risk can be well worth it if you connect with the right person. As a therapist I am someone who will listen to you with respect and provide validation of your emotional experiences. I will also encourage you to consider alternative ways of interpreting your experiences. I am someone who has had her own challenges with anxiety and depression and grew up in a family with their own mental health issues.
(336) 515-6271 View (336) 515-6271
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Alyssa Mowery
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kernersville, NC 27284
Not accepting new clients
Hello, and welcome to my profile! Sometimes it feels like we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders, while other times, we may only crave the need for human interaction. Regardless of your reason for seeking therapy, I am fully devoted to accompanying you on your unique journey towards healing and growth in a safe and nonjudgmental space. You are the expert on your own life, and I strive to meet you where you are, in this moment. Collaboratively, we will work together to identify goals specific to your needs. I enjoy working with all ages (children, adolescents, and adults) as there is so much to learn from everyone.
Hello, and welcome to my profile! Sometimes it feels like we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders, while other times, we may only crave the need for human interaction. Regardless of your reason for seeking therapy, I am fully devoted to accompanying you on your unique journey towards healing and growth in a safe and nonjudgmental space. You are the expert on your own life, and I strive to meet you where you are, in this moment. Collaboratively, we will work together to identify goals specific to your needs. I enjoy working with all ages (children, adolescents, and adults) as there is so much to learn from everyone.
(336) 360-3807 x24 View (336) 360-3807 x24
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Wanda Kellyman
Counselor, MS , NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284  (Online Only)
When you choose to work with me, you can anticipate a compassionate and collaborative partnership on your path to personal growth and well-being. I place a strong emphasis on establishing a safe and nonjudgmental environment, where you are encouraged to openly explore your thoughts and emotions. My approach revolves around harnessing your strengths, highlighting your innate capabilities, and empowering you to overcome challenges using evidence-based therapeutic techniques tailored to your specific needs. I firmly believe in the transformative potential of creative expression to deepen your self-awareness and foster self-discovery.
When you choose to work with me, you can anticipate a compassionate and collaborative partnership on your path to personal growth and well-being. I place a strong emphasis on establishing a safe and nonjudgmental environment, where you are encouraged to openly explore your thoughts and emotions. My approach revolves around harnessing your strengths, highlighting your innate capabilities, and empowering you to overcome challenges using evidence-based therapeutic techniques tailored to your specific needs. I firmly believe in the transformative potential of creative expression to deepen your self-awareness and foster self-discovery.
(336) 344-9120 View (336) 344-9120
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Dei Angel
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
Not accepting new clients
My areas of specialty are adolescent therapy, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, depression, and self-harming behaviors. As a graduate of the Wake Forest mental health counseling program, I am committed to helping adolescents and adults find healing and resolution through a therapeutic journey. I utilize several therapeutic techniques and approaches including person centered therapy, sand play, expressive arts therapy, dream work, EMDR and cognitive behavioral therapy.
My areas of specialty are adolescent therapy, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, depression, and self-harming behaviors. As a graduate of the Wake Forest mental health counseling program, I am committed to helping adolescents and adults find healing and resolution through a therapeutic journey. I utilize several therapeutic techniques and approaches including person centered therapy, sand play, expressive arts therapy, dream work, EMDR and cognitive behavioral therapy.
(336) 895-1584 View (336) 895-1584
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Jody L. Nash
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
Do you ever find yourself stuck in the same place without direction or pulled in so many different directions that you have become overwhelmed? I fully believe in the counseling process and have personally seen the benefits. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term therapy, I can guide you toward finding and understanding yourself. Seeking therapy can create anxiety. I provide a non-judgmental, empathetic approach as everyone deserves to be heard and understood. Counseling provides a way to discuss your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. I provide this environment to every individual.
Do you ever find yourself stuck in the same place without direction or pulled in so many different directions that you have become overwhelmed? I fully believe in the counseling process and have personally seen the benefits. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term therapy, I can guide you toward finding and understanding yourself. Seeking therapy can create anxiety. I provide a non-judgmental, empathetic approach as everyone deserves to be heard and understood. Counseling provides a way to discuss your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. I provide this environment to every individual.
(336) 344-9105 View (336) 344-9105
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Adrienne Loffredo
Counselor, LMCHC-A
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284  (Online Only)
Beginning therapy is a big step towards improving your life. I work with clients who struggle with issues related to relationship challenges, life transitions, stress, anxiety and depression. I help clients create meaningful change and discover healthy ways of coping with life challenges. I specialize in working with couples using Emotion Focused Therapy, an approach based in research on attachment styles and relationship patterns. I also specialize in working with individuals using a Person-Centered approach, based on building a warm therapeutic relationship as the base for counseling.
Beginning therapy is a big step towards improving your life. I work with clients who struggle with issues related to relationship challenges, life transitions, stress, anxiety and depression. I help clients create meaningful change and discover healthy ways of coping with life challenges. I specialize in working with couples using Emotion Focused Therapy, an approach based in research on attachment styles and relationship patterns. I also specialize in working with individuals using a Person-Centered approach, based on building a warm therapeutic relationship as the base for counseling.
(336) 967-9138 View (336) 967-9138
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Sharon Bowen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284  (Online Only)
I work with older teens and adults around various life concerns. At present, I primarily provide services through telehealth means. Some of my experience includes working with folks who are experiencing or have concerns around the following: depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, life transitions, relationship struggles, identity, sexuality.
I work with older teens and adults around various life concerns. At present, I primarily provide services through telehealth means. Some of my experience includes working with folks who are experiencing or have concerns around the following: depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, life transitions, relationship struggles, identity, sexuality.
(336) 396-6830 View (336) 396-6830
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Gray S Moulton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST, EACP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Kernersville, NC 27284
Not accepting new clients
Therapy doesn't have to be hard and scary if you've found the right person to speak with. I'd be honored if that person were me. Are you having difficulty communicating within relationships, feeling depressed or you are anxious or struggling with so many things that you don't know where to begin? Do you just need someone to talk to? My goal is for you to learn how to express yourself in a way that leaves you feeling heard. I want you to understand your worth and know how to move forward in a way that best suits you. I work with individuals, couples and/or families to bring a sense of selves back into their lives.
Therapy doesn't have to be hard and scary if you've found the right person to speak with. I'd be honored if that person were me. Are you having difficulty communicating within relationships, feeling depressed or you are anxious or struggling with so many things that you don't know where to begin? Do you just need someone to talk to? My goal is for you to learn how to express yourself in a way that leaves you feeling heard. I want you to understand your worth and know how to move forward in a way that best suits you. I work with individuals, couples and/or families to bring a sense of selves back into their lives.
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Rebecca Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
Not accepting new clients
Reaching out for assistance in any situation can be incredibly difficult. I believe we all have the ability to step into our personal power, utilize our strengths, and obtain tools to support our growth and ability to manage life difficulties, including mental health struggles. Sometimes we need someone there to help recognize our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that can create ongoing struggle, blocks to progress, and conflict in our interpersonal relationships. As someone who has experienced anxiety and trauma on a personal level, I provide understanding, empathy, and compassion to all with whom I work with.
Reaching out for assistance in any situation can be incredibly difficult. I believe we all have the ability to step into our personal power, utilize our strengths, and obtain tools to support our growth and ability to manage life difficulties, including mental health struggles. Sometimes we need someone there to help recognize our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that can create ongoing struggle, blocks to progress, and conflict in our interpersonal relationships. As someone who has experienced anxiety and trauma on a personal level, I provide understanding, empathy, and compassion to all with whom I work with.
(336) 962-6678 View (336) 962-6678
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James Moses
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284  (Online Only)
Knowing where to begin when seeking help with our personal struggles is, for most, a challenge in itself. Finding comfort in the familiarity of solitude and unhealthy means of managing our struggles is what we become accustomed to and feel a sense of security. Change and the uncertainty that creates, is where belief comes into play. Belief that life can be different, and that we ourselves are capable of taking the steps to change. I believe in individuals being their own greatest advocate and strive to create a safe space for them to navigate the challenges that have clouded their path.
Knowing where to begin when seeking help with our personal struggles is, for most, a challenge in itself. Finding comfort in the familiarity of solitude and unhealthy means of managing our struggles is what we become accustomed to and feel a sense of security. Change and the uncertainty that creates, is where belief comes into play. Belief that life can be different, and that we ourselves are capable of taking the steps to change. I believe in individuals being their own greatest advocate and strive to create a safe space for them to navigate the challenges that have clouded their path.
(336) 800-8869 View (336) 800-8869
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Kernersville Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
I enjoy providing individuals with the opportunity to address problems in a safe and supportive environment that encourages growth toward self-awareness, coping and overall wellness. I have experience in offering counseling for a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I am especially interested in helping families to create or restore peace within their home by utilizing play therapy techniques with children and strengthening parenting skills with adults. I also enjoy helping people overcome the effects of depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have training in EMDR and I am a Certified TF-CBT therapist.
I enjoy providing individuals with the opportunity to address problems in a safe and supportive environment that encourages growth toward self-awareness, coping and overall wellness. I have experience in offering counseling for a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I am especially interested in helping families to create or restore peace within their home by utilizing play therapy techniques with children and strengthening parenting skills with adults. I also enjoy helping people overcome the effects of depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have training in EMDR and I am a Certified TF-CBT therapist.
(336) 554-7245 x5 View (336) 554-7245 x5
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Hannah Kaye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284  (Online Only)
As a compassionate therapist specializing in trauma, ADHD, adult autism, and depression, I provide a safe and supportive space for folks to explore their emotions and experiences. Using evidence-based practices and a client-centered humanistic approach, I use a team-based model with my clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs. Whether you're struggling with past trauma, navigating the challenges of ADHD or adult autism, or feeling overwhelmed by depression, I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and growth.
As a compassionate therapist specializing in trauma, ADHD, adult autism, and depression, I provide a safe and supportive space for folks to explore their emotions and experiences. Using evidence-based practices and a client-centered humanistic approach, I use a team-based model with my clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs. Whether you're struggling with past trauma, navigating the challenges of ADHD or adult autism, or feeling overwhelmed by depression, I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and growth.
(336) 221-3951 View (336) 221-3951
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Kirsten Schoonmaker Bryant
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kernersville, NC 27284
Waitlist for new clients
Since 1992, I have had the honor of accompanying countless individuals in their journey towards living more authentic and satisfying lives. I am convinced that everyone possesses the ability to live their life to its fullest potential. As your counselor, my role is to help awaken you to this dormant power within. I believe that we all function based on the beliefs instilled in us at an early age and are reinforced in various ways throughout our lives. It is when we begin to challenge these "truths" that we experience a great awakening and discover our true self.
Since 1992, I have had the honor of accompanying countless individuals in their journey towards living more authentic and satisfying lives. I am convinced that everyone possesses the ability to live their life to its fullest potential. As your counselor, my role is to help awaken you to this dormant power within. I believe that we all function based on the beliefs instilled in us at an early age and are reinforced in various ways throughout our lives. It is when we begin to challenge these "truths" that we experience a great awakening and discover our true self.
(336) 802-1172 View (336) 802-1172

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Number of Therapists in Kernersville, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Kernersville, NC who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
84% Coping Skills
81% Self Esteem
80% Stress
77% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Kernersville, NC see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
17% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kernersville?

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.