Therapists in Mars Hill, NC

Photo of Stewart Jay Canter, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
Stewart Jay Canter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA Ed, LCMHC
Verified
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Are you struggling with chronic stress, upsetting memories, episodes of anger, panic, irritability? Are you feeling depressed or numb? Difficult life experiences cause the nervous system to make you feel this way, whether those experiences occurred recently or in the distant past. The body remembers and contains difficult experiences even when the mind doesn't. At some point the body can no longer contain the memories, and they pour out of us in the form of stress, anger, depression, numbness, or panic. Take advantage of one of the most effective post-traumatic stress treatments used world-wide today - the Trauma Resiliency Model.
Are you struggling with chronic stress, upsetting memories, episodes of anger, panic, irritability? Are you feeling depressed or numb? Difficult life experiences cause the nervous system to make you feel this way, whether those experiences occurred recently or in the distant past. The body remembers and contains difficult experiences even when the mind doesn't. At some point the body can no longer contain the memories, and they pour out of us in the form of stress, anger, depression, numbness, or panic. Take advantage of one of the most effective post-traumatic stress treatments used world-wide today - the Trauma Resiliency Model.
(828) 475-4827 View (828) 475-4827
Photo of Samantha Price, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
Samantha Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MHDL, MAT
Verified
Mars Hill, NC 28754  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of unwavering dedication to helping individuals find comfort, strength and growth in the face of life's complexities. As a seasoned practitioner, I specialize in grief, depression, anxiety and the transformative journey of personal growth.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of unwavering dedication to helping individuals find comfort, strength and growth in the face of life's complexities. As a seasoned practitioner, I specialize in grief, depression, anxiety and the transformative journey of personal growth.
(828) 330-9077 View (828) 330-9077
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Julie Ann Doherty
Counselor, MA, LCPC, ACHt
Verified
Mars Hill, NC 28754  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have trouble staying focused, concentrating, functioning normally? Most people that seek out my expertise do because they're either in crisis or struggling, and within a few sessions, they are feeling more in control, more peaceful, and more aware of their capabilities to manage their lives and relationships better.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have trouble staying focused, concentrating, functioning normally? Most people that seek out my expertise do because they're either in crisis or struggling, and within a few sessions, they are feeling more in control, more peaceful, and more aware of their capabilities to manage their lives and relationships better.
(847) 960-3812 View (847) 960-3812
Photo of Chessa Budai, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mars Hill, NC
Chessa Budai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Do you feel responsible for taking care of everyone else, but have little time or energy left to care for yourself? Is it hard to even identify what you need, much less ask for it? Did you grow up in chaos and now have some healing to do? Do you struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, control, or taking on too much? You are not alone and you don't have to deal with it alone. I specialize in helping teens and adults who struggle with setting boundaries, speaking up, coping with anxiety/panic, nightmares, dissociation, angry outbursts, and the need to always feel in control.
Do you feel responsible for taking care of everyone else, but have little time or energy left to care for yourself? Is it hard to even identify what you need, much less ask for it? Did you grow up in chaos and now have some healing to do? Do you struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, control, or taking on too much? You are not alone and you don't have to deal with it alone. I specialize in helping teens and adults who struggle with setting boundaries, speaking up, coping with anxiety/panic, nightmares, dissociation, angry outbursts, and the need to always feel in control.
(828) 622-4890 View (828) 622-4890
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Sheila Mary McKeon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mars Hill, NC 28754
I connect easily with clients to feel lighter and clearer in their minds, body, and Spirit. I work with people with stressful careers in medicine, law, finance, and small businesses. Knowing the necessity of keeping a clear head and calm body, yet have been struggling with heartbreak, anxiety, fears, loss and grief that has created overwhelming stress and expectations that limits functioning. It is a challenging balancing act with career, family, relationships, along with finding some quiet time to relax. I help you master these challenges with a very confidential, (no insurance or electronic records) safe, and caring environment.
I connect easily with clients to feel lighter and clearer in their minds, body, and Spirit. I work with people with stressful careers in medicine, law, finance, and small businesses. Knowing the necessity of keeping a clear head and calm body, yet have been struggling with heartbreak, anxiety, fears, loss and grief that has created overwhelming stress and expectations that limits functioning. It is a challenging balancing act with career, family, relationships, along with finding some quiet time to relax. I help you master these challenges with a very confidential, (no insurance or electronic records) safe, and caring environment.
(828) 536-4117 View (828) 536-4117
Photo of Karen Osborne-Rowland, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
Karen Osborne-Rowland
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MAEd, LCMHC
Verified
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Not accepting new clients
I encourage my clients to identify and express their feelings and to more fully understand their personal frames of reference. I often use a practical approach, focusing on the development of short and long-term goals, looking at what has and hasn't worked in the past and examining the potential consequences of various courses of action and points of view. I also guide consideration of how the past continues to affect the present. I use a wide range of therapeutic activities to facilitate the therapeutic relationship and process. My goal is to help you reach yours. I hope you'll give me that opportunity.
I encourage my clients to identify and express their feelings and to more fully understand their personal frames of reference. I often use a practical approach, focusing on the development of short and long-term goals, looking at what has and hasn't worked in the past and examining the potential consequences of various courses of action and points of view. I also guide consideration of how the past continues to affect the present. I use a wide range of therapeutic activities to facilitate the therapeutic relationship and process. My goal is to help you reach yours. I hope you'll give me that opportunity.
(828) 394-1267 View (828) 394-1267
Photo of Emily (Deserio) Gambrell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mars Hill, NC
Emily (Deserio) Gambrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Hi! So...you're looking for a therapist but the process has you feeling more overwhelmed than you already were. Take a moment, take a deep breath. It feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, I know. You feel like days became months became years and now this life you're living doesn't much resemble the life you truly want if you're honest. Chronic stress, trauma, and really hard life experiences are taking a toll on your mind, body, and spirit. The fatigue, the feeling that your body is maxing out, the worry that you can't go on much longer like this - this is your deep knowing that something has to give.
Hi! So...you're looking for a therapist but the process has you feeling more overwhelmed than you already were. Take a moment, take a deep breath. It feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, I know. You feel like days became months became years and now this life you're living doesn't much resemble the life you truly want if you're honest. Chronic stress, trauma, and really hard life experiences are taking a toll on your mind, body, and spirit. The fatigue, the feeling that your body is maxing out, the worry that you can't go on much longer like this - this is your deep knowing that something has to give.
(828) 237-6114 View (828) 237-6114
Photo of April Figanbaum, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
April Figanbaum
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Mars Hill, NC 28754  (Online Only)
The stress of life can often hold you back from your fullest potential. Stress, anxiety, and trauma can become overwhelming and get in the way of you building relationships and living your best life. Sometimes it can be hard to work through life’s struggles alone, and you shouldn’t have to. Therapy can be a safe, collaborative place to work through and process those struggles without judgment. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate, with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
The stress of life can often hold you back from your fullest potential. Stress, anxiety, and trauma can become overwhelming and get in the way of you building relationships and living your best life. Sometimes it can be hard to work through life’s struggles alone, and you shouldn’t have to. Therapy can be a safe, collaborative place to work through and process those struggles without judgment. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate, with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
(828) 383-9935 View (828) 383-9935
Photo of Katarina Wittekind, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mars Hill, NC
Katarina Wittekind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Are you not feeling like yourself? Missing who you were or longing for who you want to be? Are your thoughts telling you that you are broken or unworthy? Sometimes difficult experiences or the general stress of life manifests as physical pain in our bodies or as emotions that feel overwhelming and unpredictable. Therapy is a place to learn how to listen to the wisdom of our bodies to better understand how to take care of our mental and physical well-being. The fact that you are looking at this page means you have taken the first step towards getting to know yourself better, and I know how hard that first step can be.
Are you not feeling like yourself? Missing who you were or longing for who you want to be? Are your thoughts telling you that you are broken or unworthy? Sometimes difficult experiences or the general stress of life manifests as physical pain in our bodies or as emotions that feel overwhelming and unpredictable. Therapy is a place to learn how to listen to the wisdom of our bodies to better understand how to take care of our mental and physical well-being. The fact that you are looking at this page means you have taken the first step towards getting to know yourself better, and I know how hard that first step can be.
(828) 761-7551 View (828) 761-7551
Photo of Mallika Bush, Marriage & Family Therapist in Mars Hill, NC
Mallika Bush
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mars Hill, NC 28754
I teach couples to build a foundational relationship so they can live the life of their dreams. Being in a committed partnership brings up a lot of our past patterns and roles. We often justify our behaviors, struggle to really hear each other and fear our partner may never change. Through our work together, you will deeply know yourself and your partner and have tools to be highly functioning and successful! If you have done therapy before, individual or couples, you've got a good start. My work helps you and your partner take it to the next level: with each of you rooted deeply in yourselves, your relationship can flourish.
I teach couples to build a foundational relationship so they can live the life of their dreams. Being in a committed partnership brings up a lot of our past patterns and roles. We often justify our behaviors, struggle to really hear each other and fear our partner may never change. Through our work together, you will deeply know yourself and your partner and have tools to be highly functioning and successful! If you have done therapy before, individual or couples, you've got a good start. My work helps you and your partner take it to the next level: with each of you rooted deeply in yourselves, your relationship can flourish.
(828) 373-2722 View (828) 373-2722
Photo of Jennifer Sutherlin, Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
Jennifer Sutherlin
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, MS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Life can be extremely difficult creating feelings of discouragement and hopelessness that hinder the ability to see a solution. Perhaps, you have tried so many times you just feel like giving up. You may try to relieve your suffering or intense emotions by using maladaptive coping strategies such as substances, food, sex, or acting in ways that harm yourself or those you care about. These choices may have left you feeling even worse, isolated, and all alone. You may even feel that you do not belong or fit in. You are at the point to where you just want to understand yourself and regain a sense of control in your life.
Life can be extremely difficult creating feelings of discouragement and hopelessness that hinder the ability to see a solution. Perhaps, you have tried so many times you just feel like giving up. You may try to relieve your suffering or intense emotions by using maladaptive coping strategies such as substances, food, sex, or acting in ways that harm yourself or those you care about. These choices may have left you feeling even worse, isolated, and all alone. You may even feel that you do not belong or fit in. You are at the point to where you just want to understand yourself and regain a sense of control in your life.
(828) 360-9942 View (828) 360-9942
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Claire Fradin
LCMHCA, LAC, LMBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mars Hill, NC 28754
I work with individuals looking to re-establish a sense of connection and a way forward. Individuals feeling alone, anxious, stuck, or depressed after life-changing circumstances, stress, grief, trauma, or relationship injuries. I have worked for over 16 years as a licensed massage therapist and then as a licensed acupuncturist. As an intern, I have counseled survivors of sexual abuse offering trauma education and resolution. I provide a supportive presence and a safe identity-affirming environment.
I work with individuals looking to re-establish a sense of connection and a way forward. Individuals feeling alone, anxious, stuck, or depressed after life-changing circumstances, stress, grief, trauma, or relationship injuries. I have worked for over 16 years as a licensed massage therapist and then as a licensed acupuncturist. As an intern, I have counseled survivors of sexual abuse offering trauma education and resolution. I provide a supportive presence and a safe identity-affirming environment.
(828) 882-2996 View (828) 882-2996
Photo of Paul M Feldman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
Paul M Feldman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Not accepting new clients
(828) 585-6023 View (828) 585-6023

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Photo of Ella Dufrene, Art Therapist in Mars Hill, NC
Ella Dufrene
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR
Verified
Marshall, NC 28753
Many of us are stuck in a pattern of resisting and pushing away, living in reaction mode instead of proactive mode, which leaves us unfulfilled and exhausted. Self expression promotes the release of emotional tension so that we can be less reactive and more responsive in our lives. When we allow difficult feelings to emerge through images, we are able to gain awareness on the root of those problems. Awareness opens the doorway for change to occur. Allow me to guide you through creative exploration to help you move through every day challenges with more ease, patience, self-awareness and in the full expression of who you truly are.
Many of us are stuck in a pattern of resisting and pushing away, living in reaction mode instead of proactive mode, which leaves us unfulfilled and exhausted. Self expression promotes the release of emotional tension so that we can be less reactive and more responsive in our lives. When we allow difficult feelings to emerge through images, we are able to gain awareness on the root of those problems. Awareness opens the doorway for change to occur. Allow me to guide you through creative exploration to help you move through every day challenges with more ease, patience, self-awareness and in the full expression of who you truly are.
(305) 680-5718 View (305) 680-5718
Photo of Megan Myers, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
Megan Myers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787  (Online Only)
You are looking to answer the following questions: Why am I feeling so unsettled or anxious? How can I support these anxious feelings day-to-day, while understanding the deeper need behind these feelings? What do I want my career to look like? How does my career fit in with my life? You're a big thinker (likely your strength and weakness) and you feel pressure to understand what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.
You are looking to answer the following questions: Why am I feeling so unsettled or anxious? How can I support these anxious feelings day-to-day, while understanding the deeper need behind these feelings? What do I want my career to look like? How does my career fit in with my life? You're a big thinker (likely your strength and weakness) and you feel pressure to understand what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.
(828) 202-8463 View (828) 202-8463
Photo of Miriah Feehery, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
Miriah Feehery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, EMDR
Verified
Marshall, NC 28753
Wholeness leads to healing. I guide my clients to accept all parts of themselves and find balance in their lives. I entered the field of counseling with a passion for treating trauma (big T and little t trauma). Along the way I gathered some exceptional tools for doing so, including EMDR and a somatic approach to psychotherapy. Not so far removed from trauma, I have also developed a specialty in treating addiction of all kinds. I have seen the power of emotional healing to transform people's lives in ways they always wanted but didn't know how. I am here to help whenever the client is ready to do that brave and powerful work.
Wholeness leads to healing. I guide my clients to accept all parts of themselves and find balance in their lives. I entered the field of counseling with a passion for treating trauma (big T and little t trauma). Along the way I gathered some exceptional tools for doing so, including EMDR and a somatic approach to psychotherapy. Not so far removed from trauma, I have also developed a specialty in treating addiction of all kinds. I have seen the power of emotional healing to transform people's lives in ways they always wanted but didn't know how. I am here to help whenever the client is ready to do that brave and powerful work.
(828) 882-2438 View (828) 882-2438
Photo of Ginelle E. Krummey, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
Ginelle E. Krummey
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Marshall, NC 28753
Now offering therapy intensives! Brief waitlist currently. Sick of feeling held back from the life you want? Angry at the state of the world and feeling powerless to make a difference? Feeling unsatisfied even after doing pretty impressive things with your life? I work with folks who take therapy very seriously and make big connections from the process of getting curious about oneself. We walk through life together and figure shit out! Reach out if you're beyond ready for change. I offer unconventional session formats to meet your availability.
Now offering therapy intensives! Brief waitlist currently. Sick of feeling held back from the life you want? Angry at the state of the world and feeling powerless to make a difference? Feeling unsatisfied even after doing pretty impressive things with your life? I work with folks who take therapy very seriously and make big connections from the process of getting curious about oneself. We walk through life together and figure shit out! Reach out if you're beyond ready for change. I offer unconventional session formats to meet your availability.
(828) 845-1964 View (828) 845-1964
Photo of Maureen Motley Zitin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mars Hill, NC
Maureen Motley Zitin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified
Marshall, NC 28753
Are you at a crossroads in your life? Do you suspect that past painful or traumatic experiences are interfering with your life and relationships? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, dig deep, let go and uncover something shining? I enjoy working with women, men, couples and other therapists who are ready to discover their resilience and do the work they need to do to uncover the gold in themselves and in their relationships. And, yes, there is always gold. Really, always.
Are you at a crossroads in your life? Do you suspect that past painful or traumatic experiences are interfering with your life and relationships? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, dig deep, let go and uncover something shining? I enjoy working with women, men, couples and other therapists who are ready to discover their resilience and do the work they need to do to uncover the gold in themselves and in their relationships. And, yes, there is always gold. Really, always.
(828) 547-4852 View (828) 547-4852
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Jocelyn Mosser
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Marshall, NC 28753  (Online Only)
I bring a compassionate and focused attention to our time together so our relationship can meet you where you are and move at your pace. I'm devoted to learning how our relationship can help you find greater clarity, resilience, and meaning in your life. I'm comfortable talking about uncomfortable things, and I offer you a space where you're welcome to talk about—and question—anything. More and more, I find myself working with those who are sensitive to - and feel the pain of - being alive during such uncertain times on this planet.
I bring a compassionate and focused attention to our time together so our relationship can meet you where you are and move at your pace. I'm devoted to learning how our relationship can help you find greater clarity, resilience, and meaning in your life. I'm comfortable talking about uncomfortable things, and I offer you a space where you're welcome to talk about—and question—anything. More and more, I find myself working with those who are sensitive to - and feel the pain of - being alive during such uncertain times on this planet.
(828) 268-3223 View (828) 268-3223
Photo of Lauren Kaufmann, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mars Hill, NC
Lauren Kaufmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Weaverville, NC 28787
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in supporting individuals preparing for or experiencing challenges in postpartum, and through other life changes. You eagerly anticipated welcoming a new baby, or making a big change in your life, but it's not going quite how you had hoped. You're realizing you’re feeling drained, on edge, overwhelmed, you're wasting time on mindless distractions, and have lost sight of the parent you are or wanted to be. Or maybe you noticed your relationships with others started to become strained, angry, or distant. I can support you in figuring out what’s causing those feelings and how to get back to who you once were… only better!
I specialize in supporting individuals preparing for or experiencing challenges in postpartum, and through other life changes. You eagerly anticipated welcoming a new baby, or making a big change in your life, but it's not going quite how you had hoped. You're realizing you’re feeling drained, on edge, overwhelmed, you're wasting time on mindless distractions, and have lost sight of the parent you are or wanted to be. Or maybe you noticed your relationships with others started to become strained, angry, or distant. I can support you in figuring out what’s causing those feelings and how to get back to who you once were… only better!
(828) 392-5144 View (828) 392-5144

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Mars Hill, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Mars Hill, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
92% Trauma and PTSD
85% Relationship Issues
85% Coping Skills
85% Self Esteem
77% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Aetna
30% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Mars Hill, NC see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mars Hill?

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.