Therapists in Matthews, NC

Photo of Melody Joy Carr, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Matthews, NC
Melody Joy Carr
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
I aim to create a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship while my clients work toward wholeness where they feel wounded. Symptoms of anxiety or depression often usher us into difficult life change that can eventually lead toward improved emotional health. I work from an eclectic theoretical orientation using attachment theory, Internal Family Systems, Narrative-Focused Trauma Care, and faith if clients desire. I utilize Strengths-Based theory with teens, which is an evidence-based approach to suicide prevention. I specialize in teens and work well with high-performing women who struggle with anxiety.
I aim to create a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship while my clients work toward wholeness where they feel wounded. Symptoms of anxiety or depression often usher us into difficult life change that can eventually lead toward improved emotional health. I work from an eclectic theoretical orientation using attachment theory, Internal Family Systems, Narrative-Focused Trauma Care, and faith if clients desire. I utilize Strengths-Based theory with teens, which is an evidence-based approach to suicide prevention. I specialize in teens and work well with high-performing women who struggle with anxiety.
(980) 246-3204 View (980) 246-3204
Photo of Heather VanKoughnett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Matthews, NC
Heather VanKoughnett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Matthews, NC 28104
My clinical work has included helping those suffering from a broad range of presentations and trauma related disorders. I have experience working in both the hospital and outpatient setting and share a specific passion for working with individuals suffering trauma related disorders. I am intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), level 1 trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) and level 2 trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with both over controlled and under controlled emotional states and trauma related disorders.
My clinical work has included helping those suffering from a broad range of presentations and trauma related disorders. I have experience working in both the hospital and outpatient setting and share a specific passion for working with individuals suffering trauma related disorders. I am intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), level 1 trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) and level 2 trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with both over controlled and under controlled emotional states and trauma related disorders.
(704) 741-3975 View (704) 741-3975
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Stefanie Smith
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Many people can be too hard and not kind enough to themselves. Life is difficult enough, and not being on their own side through their struggles makes it even more so. Whether you’re new to therapy or have some experience with it, starting with a new therapist can be overwhelming. I invite you to a warm, inviting space where you are able to show your full self. I tend to use a holistic and integrative approach. Your sessions are your time and I will meet you where you’re at while providing a therapist viewpoint.
Many people can be too hard and not kind enough to themselves. Life is difficult enough, and not being on their own side through their struggles makes it even more so. Whether you’re new to therapy or have some experience with it, starting with a new therapist can be overwhelming. I invite you to a warm, inviting space where you are able to show your full self. I tend to use a holistic and integrative approach. Your sessions are your time and I will meet you where you’re at while providing a therapist viewpoint.
(704) 900-3254 View (704) 900-3254
Photo of Katrina (Max) Sutton, Counselor in Matthews, NC
Katrina (Max) Sutton
Counselor, LCMHCA, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Have you been holding onto a burden since you were a child or a young adult? Are you ready to grow into the person you want to be and utilize the skills needed to cope with life’s difficulties? Do you want a counselor to see you for who you really are and give you a safe space to work through any concerns you bring to counseling? As a genderfluid counselor, I can help you onto the path to true healing whether that be from PTSD, C-PTSD, and trauma-related concerns, dissociation, LGBTQ+ issues, anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, etc.
Have you been holding onto a burden since you were a child or a young adult? Are you ready to grow into the person you want to be and utilize the skills needed to cope with life’s difficulties? Do you want a counselor to see you for who you really are and give you a safe space to work through any concerns you bring to counseling? As a genderfluid counselor, I can help you onto the path to true healing whether that be from PTSD, C-PTSD, and trauma-related concerns, dissociation, LGBTQ+ issues, anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, etc.
(704) 286-1307 View (704) 286-1307
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Nancy Waring
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, a wide range of relationship issues (including marital, pre-marital, divorce and singleness), chronic illness, grief and also offer career assessment and counseling. I combine a practical, problem solving approach with a focus on the client's emotional and family history to facilitate greater insight for the client as we collaborate to bring balance and wholeness to that client's life. In my many years of practice, I have been on staff at a university counseling center, a large private practice and currently am with a ministry-based counseling center.
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, a wide range of relationship issues (including marital, pre-marital, divorce and singleness), chronic illness, grief and also offer career assessment and counseling. I combine a practical, problem solving approach with a focus on the client's emotional and family history to facilitate greater insight for the client as we collaborate to bring balance and wholeness to that client's life. In my many years of practice, I have been on staff at a university counseling center, a large private practice and currently am with a ministry-based counseling center.
(704) 727-4277 x3052 View (704) 727-4277 x3052
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Kathi Bradley
Counselor, MS, MA, LCMHCA, RYT, CFT
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Kathi helps individuals and couples emerge through struggle to healing, freedom and positive growth. Her approaches are rooted in depth psychology, appreciating the impact of early experiences and relationships. She helps clients see and emerge from unhelpful patterns of thinking and relating - leading to enduring freedom and vitality, not short-term solutions. Kathi's strength is personal growth and life coaching. She also walks with those experiencing troubled relationships, loss, grief, anxiety, depression, childhood or adult trauma, infertility, life-changing illness or disability, and body image challenges.
Kathi helps individuals and couples emerge through struggle to healing, freedom and positive growth. Her approaches are rooted in depth psychology, appreciating the impact of early experiences and relationships. She helps clients see and emerge from unhelpful patterns of thinking and relating - leading to enduring freedom and vitality, not short-term solutions. Kathi's strength is personal growth and life coaching. She also walks with those experiencing troubled relationships, loss, grief, anxiety, depression, childhood or adult trauma, infertility, life-changing illness or disability, and body image challenges.
(980) 414-4985 View (980) 414-4985
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Eric S Strauss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
I am a therapist with over thirty years experience who specializes in seeing couples. If you are experiencing problems in your marriage, couples counseling (also known as marriage counseling, marital therapy, or couples therapy) can be of great help in dealing with the difficulties you face. You may be experiencing repetitive arguments and poor communication, conflicts over parenting, money, dealing with extended families, or intimacy, or you may be trying to cope with the aftermath of an affair. Some couples struggle with less specific crises but feel they have lost a sense of closeness and connection.
I am a therapist with over thirty years experience who specializes in seeing couples. If you are experiencing problems in your marriage, couples counseling (also known as marriage counseling, marital therapy, or couples therapy) can be of great help in dealing with the difficulties you face. You may be experiencing repetitive arguments and poor communication, conflicts over parenting, money, dealing with extended families, or intimacy, or you may be trying to cope with the aftermath of an affair. Some couples struggle with less specific crises but feel they have lost a sense of closeness and connection.
(704) 200-9314 View (704) 200-9314
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Alexandra Lagunas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Alexandra Lagunas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. While attending graduate school, she worked with adolescents who had experienced trauma from sexual abuse. Postgraduate, Alexandra worked at a rape crisis center providing advocacy services and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault of all ages. Alexandra has also worked at a private practice and healthcare setting providing therapeutic services for adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Alexandra Lagunas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. While attending graduate school, she worked with adolescents who had experienced trauma from sexual abuse. Postgraduate, Alexandra worked at a rape crisis center providing advocacy services and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault of all ages. Alexandra has also worked at a private practice and healthcare setting providing therapeutic services for adolescents, adults, and seniors.
(980) 485-4937 View (980) 485-4937
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Glenda Vinson-Nnaji
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS, LCAS, LPC
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
My specialty areas include Trauma Resolution, Anxiety and Depression management, and ADHD. I take pride in helping individuals find solutions to difficulties they encounter to live happy healthy lives. My therapeutic style is empathetic and warm while focused on building on clients' strengths to help them heal from the past and find solutions for the future. My overall goal in therapy is to help clients acknowledge their problems and then focus on positive solutions that allow them to feel better and do better.
My specialty areas include Trauma Resolution, Anxiety and Depression management, and ADHD. I take pride in helping individuals find solutions to difficulties they encounter to live happy healthy lives. My therapeutic style is empathetic and warm while focused on building on clients' strengths to help them heal from the past and find solutions for the future. My overall goal in therapy is to help clients acknowledge their problems and then focus on positive solutions that allow them to feel better and do better.
(704) 769-2607 View (704) 769-2607
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Mandy Bird
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Mandy, a licensed psychotherapist, has been in private practice since January of 1993. For her, being a professional counselor and helping people grow is sacred work. She is committed to helping people pursue their own potential and views her work as a therapist as a life-calling. Mandy has a diverse background and range of experiences from working with birth mothers and adoptive families to corporate consulting and executive coaching. As a therapist, Mandy has helped hundreds of people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, sexual abuse and trauma as well as many other issues.
Mandy, a licensed psychotherapist, has been in private practice since January of 1993. For her, being a professional counselor and helping people grow is sacred work. She is committed to helping people pursue their own potential and views her work as a therapist as a life-calling. Mandy has a diverse background and range of experiences from working with birth mothers and adoptive families to corporate consulting and executive coaching. As a therapist, Mandy has helped hundreds of people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, sexual abuse and trauma as well as many other issues.
(704) 380-9274 View (704) 380-9274
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Danielle Coffey
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
From social media to student loans, and everything else in between, navigating life as a 20- or 30-something in today’s world can be overwhelming. It can sometimes be difficult to manage the stresses, pressures, fears, and expectations that come with all of the changes and challenges of this time in life.
From social media to student loans, and everything else in between, navigating life as a 20- or 30-something in today’s world can be overwhelming. It can sometimes be difficult to manage the stresses, pressures, fears, and expectations that come with all of the changes and challenges of this time in life.
(980) 404-2869 View (980) 404-2869
Photo of Caroline McCloud, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Matthews, NC
Caroline McCloud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Trauma is interwoven through so many of your experiences and you continue to experience the effects to this day. You are looking for a therapist that can help you attain goals of healing, processing of the past events, and fulfilled living. My skill & passion is working with clients like you on the central theme of Trauma that often starts, then reinforces your problems. Treating this trauma is the solution. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated and ready for therapy while appreciating a nurturing therapist who is consistent & direct when needed. My work moves easily between modalities that are effective and supportive.
Trauma is interwoven through so many of your experiences and you continue to experience the effects to this day. You are looking for a therapist that can help you attain goals of healing, processing of the past events, and fulfilled living. My skill & passion is working with clients like you on the central theme of Trauma that often starts, then reinforces your problems. Treating this trauma is the solution. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated and ready for therapy while appreciating a nurturing therapist who is consistent & direct when needed. My work moves easily between modalities that are effective and supportive.
(980) 366-2643 View (980) 366-2643
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Joy Robbins; Creative Counseling & Consulting,PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LPC
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
You are one step closer to a new you! I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients find solutions through a balance of support and challenge. When you're on my couch, I work as hard as you do. I believe in helping you change your thoughts to change your feelings to change your behaviors which will change your life! I have worked in a variety of settings: an inpatient psychiatric hospital, public schools, residential treatment, EAP and private practice. I can help you reach your potential!
You are one step closer to a new you! I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients find solutions through a balance of support and challenge. When you're on my couch, I work as hard as you do. I believe in helping you change your thoughts to change your feelings to change your behaviors which will change your life! I have worked in a variety of settings: an inpatient psychiatric hospital, public schools, residential treatment, EAP and private practice. I can help you reach your potential!
(704) 870-4678 View (704) 870-4678
Photo of Nakita Brisbon, Pre-Licensed Professional in Matthews, NC
Nakita Brisbon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and I work with families, couples, and children through a systemic lens. My passion is to help individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as people working through obstacles that lie in the way of connecting with their full selves. I work with couples and families struggling with difficult relational issues including communication, conflict, infidelity, commitment, reconnecting, as well as processing through traumatic events, and couples in need of premarital counseling.
I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and I work with families, couples, and children through a systemic lens. My passion is to help individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as people working through obstacles that lie in the way of connecting with their full selves. I work with couples and families struggling with difficult relational issues including communication, conflict, infidelity, commitment, reconnecting, as well as processing through traumatic events, and couples in need of premarital counseling.
(704) 270-2535 View (704) 270-2535
Photo of Pam Lassiter, Licensed Professional Counselor in Matthews, NC
Pam Lassiter
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMHCS, LMFT, LCAS, CCS
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Mental and emotional wellness is important in this hectic world today. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 35 years of counseling experience. My practice serves individuals, couples, and families who are seeking assistance with a wide array of concerns including life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and grief and loss. I am an LGBTQ affirming counselor. I can help with trauma issues using techniques like EMDR. My specialties include couples counseling, adult children of alcoholics issues, and women's issues.
Mental and emotional wellness is important in this hectic world today. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 35 years of counseling experience. My practice serves individuals, couples, and families who are seeking assistance with a wide array of concerns including life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and grief and loss. I am an LGBTQ affirming counselor. I can help with trauma issues using techniques like EMDR. My specialties include couples counseling, adult children of alcoholics issues, and women's issues.
(704) 259-7132 View (704) 259-7132
Photo of Melissa Bryson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Matthews, NC
Melissa Bryson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCMHCA
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Melissa Bryson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College. She specializes and enjoys in working with women, children, and adolescents in conjunction with marriage and family therapy where applicable. Additional areas served include adults, couples, and group therapy.
Melissa Bryson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College. She specializes and enjoys in working with women, children, and adolescents in conjunction with marriage and family therapy where applicable. Additional areas served include adults, couples, and group therapy.
(704) 389-9884 View (704) 389-9884
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Ann Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, Coach
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
At times, we experience difficult seasons where life does not match our ideal. It is in this space a safe place is needed to unpack the unexpected. Together, we will look at the pieces of your life, set goals, then chart a course. You will be provided with real tools to help overcome challenges, resolve the past, and move forward to attain wellness. My approach is real, insightful, and interactive. The focus is always on you and your well-being. I am kind, but direct. I talk truth and hold my clients accountable.
At times, we experience difficult seasons where life does not match our ideal. It is in this space a safe place is needed to unpack the unexpected. Together, we will look at the pieces of your life, set goals, then chart a course. You will be provided with real tools to help overcome challenges, resolve the past, and move forward to attain wellness. My approach is real, insightful, and interactive. The focus is always on you and your well-being. I am kind, but direct. I talk truth and hold my clients accountable.
(704) 327-0482 View (704) 327-0482
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Frank Marazzo
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
I enjoy working with people who are ready to make some necessary changes in life but are unsure of where to start. I am passionate about helping individuals find their strengths and increase their confidence in themselves. My philosophy is that we all have innate value and skills that often are overlooked, but, when fully utilized, can put us on a path to be our best and happiest selves. I use a combination of a few theories, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Theory, & Solution Focused.
I enjoy working with people who are ready to make some necessary changes in life but are unsure of where to start. I am passionate about helping individuals find their strengths and increase their confidence in themselves. My philosophy is that we all have innate value and skills that often are overlooked, but, when fully utilized, can put us on a path to be our best and happiest selves. I use a combination of a few theories, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Theory, & Solution Focused.
(980) 983-0489 View (980) 983-0489
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Karen Moore (Formerly Karen Pierce)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Owner
Verified
Matthews, NC 28104
You've experienced a lot of success, but you're feeling discontent. Perhaps your relationship isn't working. You question whether there is something wrong with you. You've tried to change some things, but feel stuck. You're losing hope that change can happen. You're ashamed and wonder why you haven't figured it out. After all, you've managed on your own up to now; even calling your own shots. You want a trusted confidential atmosphere where you can learn to experience lasting joy again...You have a place to go; you can stop waiting.
You've experienced a lot of success, but you're feeling discontent. Perhaps your relationship isn't working. You question whether there is something wrong with you. You've tried to change some things, but feel stuck. You're losing hope that change can happen. You're ashamed and wonder why you haven't figured it out. After all, you've managed on your own up to now; even calling your own shots. You want a trusted confidential atmosphere where you can learn to experience lasting joy again...You have a place to go; you can stop waiting.
(980) 295-1296 View (980) 295-1296
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Elizabeth Cesar
LCSW Associate, LCSWA
Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
There are times in life when you may feel you are alone. In those moments when the circumstances of life weighs you down whether emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and/or physically. You should not have to face those life challenges alone. I would like to be the one to support and work with you through those challenges. I am a believer in meeting my clients where they are presently. We will focus on accomplishing your treatment goals in a safe, empathetic, collaborative, supportive, and effective way. I will support and guide you to acknowledge and address negative beliefs, behaviors, and patterns which may be affecting your life.
There are times in life when you may feel you are alone. In those moments when the circumstances of life weighs you down whether emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and/or physically. You should not have to face those life challenges alone. I would like to be the one to support and work with you through those challenges. I am a believer in meeting my clients where they are presently. We will focus on accomplishing your treatment goals in a safe, empathetic, collaborative, supportive, and effective way. I will support and guide you to acknowledge and address negative beliefs, behaviors, and patterns which may be affecting your life.
(704) 859-2821 View (704) 859-2821

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Number of Therapists in Matthews, NC

300+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Matthews, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
74% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
61% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Matthews, NC see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Matthews?

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.