Therapists in Mecklenburg County, NC

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Photo of Dr. Jabari Q. Adams, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Mecklenburg County, NC
Dr. Jabari Q. Adams
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
WHAT IS YOUR STORY?? How do you want to grow? What is still hurting you or holding you back? Hi, my name is Jabari Adams and I am a clinical counselor that works with my clients to promote positive and healthy outcomes. I tend to focus on the holistic health of my clients, encouraging them to prioritize their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. I have done extensive work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and adjustment related disorders. I also work well with clients that have survived significant trauma in their lives. You have come so far! I know that you are ready to begin living your best life!
WHAT IS YOUR STORY?? How do you want to grow? What is still hurting you or holding you back? Hi, my name is Jabari Adams and I am a clinical counselor that works with my clients to promote positive and healthy outcomes. I tend to focus on the holistic health of my clients, encouraging them to prioritize their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. I have done extensive work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and adjustment related disorders. I also work well with clients that have survived significant trauma in their lives. You have come so far! I know that you are ready to begin living your best life!
(980) 220-5844 View (980) 220-5844
Photo of Jenny Cianciolo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mecklenburg County, NC
Jenny Cianciolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Not accepting new clients
There are times in our life when we realize that we can't keep doing it alone and we need to reach out for help. Sometimes people we love hurt us. Intentionally, or unintentionally, we hurt them. We let each other down. Our children who are meant to be our greatest joy sometimes are a source of unimagined worry or pain. At times it feels that our life has not turned out how we believed it should have. This realization can feel lonely, be confusing and cause us tremendous pain. Having a safe person and a healthy, trusting relationship with an experienced therapist can help.
There are times in our life when we realize that we can't keep doing it alone and we need to reach out for help. Sometimes people we love hurt us. Intentionally, or unintentionally, we hurt them. We let each other down. Our children who are meant to be our greatest joy sometimes are a source of unimagined worry or pain. At times it feels that our life has not turned out how we believed it should have. This realization can feel lonely, be confusing and cause us tremendous pain. Having a safe person and a healthy, trusting relationship with an experienced therapist can help.
(980) 890-7144 View (980) 890-7144
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Ingrid Gilbert
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Perinatal Mental Health provider, my passion lies in helping women and their families live a life of purpose and fulfillment. In our lives we are faced with challenges that can sometimes stand in the way of the life we want to live. I am here to work with you on topics related to anxiety, depression, infertility, postpartum/perinatal mood disorders, parenting, relationship building, divorce and life transitions. As my practice has evolved I have recognized a need for couples to have a safe space to plan and work together toward a common goal. I work with couples preparing
As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Perinatal Mental Health provider, my passion lies in helping women and their families live a life of purpose and fulfillment. In our lives we are faced with challenges that can sometimes stand in the way of the life we want to live. I am here to work with you on topics related to anxiety, depression, infertility, postpartum/perinatal mood disorders, parenting, relationship building, divorce and life transitions. As my practice has evolved I have recognized a need for couples to have a safe space to plan and work together toward a common goal. I work with couples preparing
(704) 850-5718 View (704) 850-5718
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Matthew Eaddy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
Am I where I want to be right now? Am I truly living the life I was destined to live?  At some point in life we ask ourselves these questions, and ponder how to fulfill them.  As a therapist, and more importantly, a human being, I'm here to help, or simply offer a safe place to unload, be heard, and to find meaning.  Together, we can learn to manage the range of emotions experienced while navigating life's ups & downs.  Whether it be the transition from high school or various stages in adulthood, together we'll look at the impacts of your past and the promises of the future, while remaining firmly grounded in the present.
Am I where I want to be right now? Am I truly living the life I was destined to live?  At some point in life we ask ourselves these questions, and ponder how to fulfill them.  As a therapist, and more importantly, a human being, I'm here to help, or simply offer a safe place to unload, be heard, and to find meaning.  Together, we can learn to manage the range of emotions experienced while navigating life's ups & downs.  Whether it be the transition from high school or various stages in adulthood, together we'll look at the impacts of your past and the promises of the future, while remaining firmly grounded in the present.
(704) 270-6718 View (704) 270-6718
Photo of Lauren Whittle, Psychologist in Mecklenburg County, NC
Lauren Whittle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Dr. Whittle adopts a relational and engaging therapeutic style that aims to help clients deepen their self-understanding and develop new modes of thinking, feeling, and acting that allow for living a more connected and fulfilling life.
Dr. Whittle adopts a relational and engaging therapeutic style that aims to help clients deepen their self-understanding and develop new modes of thinking, feeling, and acting that allow for living a more connected and fulfilling life.
(980) 294-1562 View (980) 294-1562
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Saphire Hanna
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
With a burning passion for mental well-being, I'm here to guide you toward a life filled with strength and fulfillment. I believe that life can be incredibly difficult to navigate, and sometimes we struggle to figure out what direction to build towards. Even more so, sometimes the lessons we learned in our past do not apply to the lifestyle that we are living today. This makes it difficult to succeed in all areas of life and to feel secure in ourselves. I hope that through therapy, personal effort, and hard work we can create a life that we feel proud of.
With a burning passion for mental well-being, I'm here to guide you toward a life filled with strength and fulfillment. I believe that life can be incredibly difficult to navigate, and sometimes we struggle to figure out what direction to build towards. Even more so, sometimes the lessons we learned in our past do not apply to the lifestyle that we are living today. This makes it difficult to succeed in all areas of life and to feel secure in ourselves. I hope that through therapy, personal effort, and hard work we can create a life that we feel proud of.
(704) 387-5712 View (704) 387-5712
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Sara Trexler Vavra
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Welcome. I am a counselor associate in private practice in Charlotte, now accepting new clients. I have a passion for helping people realize their full potential to create a rich and satisfying life. I work with clients from many ages and stages of life addressing everything from relationship issues to anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Welcome. I am a counselor associate in private practice in Charlotte, now accepting new clients. I have a passion for helping people realize their full potential to create a rich and satisfying life. I work with clients from many ages and stages of life addressing everything from relationship issues to anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(704) 397-4614 View (704) 397-4614
Photo of Correlia Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mecklenburg County, NC
Correlia Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you going through a difficult time? Feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, anxiety, grief, or frustration? Do you feel like your work, school, or relationships are suffering due to life's stressors? There is hope and I can help. You do not have to work through this alone. You do not have to feel like your feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness, frustration, or pain is keeping you from living the life you deserve. You do not have to continue struggling to get out of bed to face life.
Are you going through a difficult time? Feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, anxiety, grief, or frustration? Do you feel like your work, school, or relationships are suffering due to life's stressors? There is hope and I can help. You do not have to work through this alone. You do not have to feel like your feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness, frustration, or pain is keeping you from living the life you deserve. You do not have to continue struggling to get out of bed to face life.
(980) 365-8047 View (980) 365-8047
Photo of Alicia McArthur, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mecklenburg County, NC
Alicia McArthur
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
I walk into each session believing that change and growth are possible for every client. For 20 years I have been partnering with my clients to improve their lives. My expertise is in working with adults and older adolescents (ages 16+) around the following: anger management, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, life changes, relationship difficulties, stress management, past trauma or abuse, and co-occurring substance abuse. I particularly enjoy helping clients explore how their values and spiritual beliefs can help them improve their mental health.
I walk into each session believing that change and growth are possible for every client. For 20 years I have been partnering with my clients to improve their lives. My expertise is in working with adults and older adolescents (ages 16+) around the following: anger management, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, life changes, relationship difficulties, stress management, past trauma or abuse, and co-occurring substance abuse. I particularly enjoy helping clients explore how their values and spiritual beliefs can help them improve their mental health.
(704) 479-6936 View (704) 479-6936
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Christy Tison
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Do you often feel stressed and anxious? I enjoy helping women grow in freedom from anxiety, feeling isolated & overwhelmed in their personal &/or professional lives. I know from working with clients, they want peace of mind, to experience healthy relationships, feel fulfilled in who they are and lead lives of impact. Yet, sometimes we wonder after experiencing ongoing circumstances of disappointment and undue stress, where that woman went or how to find her again...Day to day reality, especially through significant times of change, can be overwhelming, resulting in feeling weighed down by much to do’s and a drive to keep performing.
Do you often feel stressed and anxious? I enjoy helping women grow in freedom from anxiety, feeling isolated & overwhelmed in their personal &/or professional lives. I know from working with clients, they want peace of mind, to experience healthy relationships, feel fulfilled in who they are and lead lives of impact. Yet, sometimes we wonder after experiencing ongoing circumstances of disappointment and undue stress, where that woman went or how to find her again...Day to day reality, especially through significant times of change, can be overwhelming, resulting in feeling weighed down by much to do’s and a drive to keep performing.
(980) 292-8241 View (980) 292-8241
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Safe Alliance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. -Martin Luther King Jr. Healing is not a linear journey. Our clinicians specialize in assisting clients who have experienced trauma find their path to hope and healing through a client-centered and trauma-informed approach.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. -Martin Luther King Jr. Healing is not a linear journey. Our clinicians specialize in assisting clients who have experienced trauma find their path to hope and healing through a client-centered and trauma-informed approach.
(704) 935-2353 View (704) 935-2353
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NC Behavior
PhD, LBA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
We may be the North Carolina’s top ABA agency, but for us, it’s always been about the people, not the numbers. We value every child for who they are. We meet every family where they are. We’re proud to be an advocate for thousands of kids on the autism spectrum. When they feel isolated or misunderstood, we ’re here to make connections and make their voices heard. We know how tough it can be when your child isn ’t communicating, learning, or developing the way you always thought they would. At North Carolina Behavior, we ’re here for you. We ’ll nurture their rich inner world and help them enjoy and participate in the world around.
We may be the North Carolina’s top ABA agency, but for us, it’s always been about the people, not the numbers. We value every child for who they are. We meet every family where they are. We’re proud to be an advocate for thousands of kids on the autism spectrum. When they feel isolated or misunderstood, we ’re here to make connections and make their voices heard. We know how tough it can be when your child isn ’t communicating, learning, or developing the way you always thought they would. At North Carolina Behavior, we ’re here for you. We ’ll nurture their rich inner world and help them enjoy and participate in the world around.
(980) 983-1564 x720 View (980) 983-1564 x720
Photo of Ariell Murcko, Counselor in Mecklenburg County, NC
Ariell Murcko
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28212
Is it this hard for everyone? Am I just a bad mom? You are navigating parenthood or pregnancy, building a family without dysfunction, working on your relationship after bedtime, trying boundaries but still saying yes too much, and trying to figure who you are before all the hard things happened. You feel exhausted and burnt out but still give to everyone. Maybe you give so much you wonder who the heck you are or what you want? What if you could move through life from a place of true inside confidence? Tantrums and loud noises don't make your skin crawl. You are mothering yourself, while being a mother, and not repeating patterns.
Is it this hard for everyone? Am I just a bad mom? You are navigating parenthood or pregnancy, building a family without dysfunction, working on your relationship after bedtime, trying boundaries but still saying yes too much, and trying to figure who you are before all the hard things happened. You feel exhausted and burnt out but still give to everyone. Maybe you give so much you wonder who the heck you are or what you want? What if you could move through life from a place of true inside confidence? Tantrums and loud noises don't make your skin crawl. You are mothering yourself, while being a mother, and not repeating patterns.
(704) 286-5951 View (704) 286-5951
Photo of Jeremiah Hopes, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Mecklenburg County, NC
Jeremiah Hopes
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
My name is Jeremiah Hopes I am a professional counselor, speaker, and author. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, and adults. I apply various approaches in my therapeutic work and view my clients as people with problems rather than problem people. I speak to groups and organizations about addictions, mental health issues, and men’s issues. I create a safe place for individuals to land as they are working toward achieving their therapeutic goals.
My name is Jeremiah Hopes I am a professional counselor, speaker, and author. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, and adults. I apply various approaches in my therapeutic work and view my clients as people with problems rather than problem people. I speak to groups and organizations about addictions, mental health issues, and men’s issues. I create a safe place for individuals to land as they are working toward achieving their therapeutic goals.
(980) 643-8931 View (980) 643-8931
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Jim C Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
I have been practicing for twenty years with experience directing outpatient psychiatric services, substance abuse, and issues regarding healthy sexuality. I also have an interest in working with clients to incorporate healthy spiritual models in their personal growth & development.
I have been practicing for twenty years with experience directing outpatient psychiatric services, substance abuse, and issues regarding healthy sexuality. I also have an interest in working with clients to incorporate healthy spiritual models in their personal growth & development.
(704) 343-6708 View (704) 343-6708
Photo of Robert Costa Lodwick, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mecklenburg County, NC
Robert Costa Lodwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA Eds, LCMHC, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28273
From time to time we all get stuck and need help with life's issues. Sometimes, it is difficult to reach out for help even when we know we need it. If you are ready for help, I am here to help you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, marriage counseling, sexual addiction and other life issues. I accept a sliding scale if needed. Normally, my rates are $120-150. I look foward to working with you to help you reach your goals!
From time to time we all get stuck and need help with life's issues. Sometimes, it is difficult to reach out for help even when we know we need it. If you are ready for help, I am here to help you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, marriage counseling, sexual addiction and other life issues. I accept a sliding scale if needed. Normally, my rates are $120-150. I look foward to working with you to help you reach your goals!
(704) 253-8771 View (704) 253-8771
Photo of Amber Peel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mecklenburg County, NC
Amber Peel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I can understand how intimidating therapy can seem. To be vulnerable with someone who does not share a personal relationship with you can seem challenging and for some, scary. If you are someone who feels like they are slightly ready to take that step in healing their past traumas, present challenges, or preparing for their future, I can be there to help you along the way. I currently work with teens, adults, and families where I focus on building a strong rapport with each client that I see. My goal as your therapist is to guide you on your journey of healing and to help bring light and comfort in those hard times.
I can understand how intimidating therapy can seem. To be vulnerable with someone who does not share a personal relationship with you can seem challenging and for some, scary. If you are someone who feels like they are slightly ready to take that step in healing their past traumas, present challenges, or preparing for their future, I can be there to help you along the way. I currently work with teens, adults, and families where I focus on building a strong rapport with each client that I see. My goal as your therapist is to guide you on your journey of healing and to help bring light and comfort in those hard times.
(980) 737-7661 View (980) 737-7661
Photo of Emily Cannon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mecklenburg County, NC
Emily Cannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Making the decision to pursue counseling is brave- I know because I’ve done it. I believe everyone deserves a safe space where we can feel seen and heard; where we can tell our story without fear of judgement, to someone we trust and be met with deep respect, care, empathy and acceptance. I believe this process helps us find our true voice, discover or reconnect with our strengths and feel empowered to heal, grow and thrive. Life is demanding, and it can be a struggle to find a balance between all the roles we play and the people who depend on us. Sometimes we have to do so much, it’s hard to feel like we are doing anything right.
Making the decision to pursue counseling is brave- I know because I’ve done it. I believe everyone deserves a safe space where we can feel seen and heard; where we can tell our story without fear of judgement, to someone we trust and be met with deep respect, care, empathy and acceptance. I believe this process helps us find our true voice, discover or reconnect with our strengths and feel empowered to heal, grow and thrive. Life is demanding, and it can be a struggle to find a balance between all the roles we play and the people who depend on us. Sometimes we have to do so much, it’s hard to feel like we are doing anything right.
(704) 802-9068 View (704) 802-9068
Photo of Brandon Ostwalt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mecklenburg County, NC
Brandon Ostwalt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
If you are reading this, just know that you have taken an important first step in your mental health recovery. It has been my privilege to work with a very diverse group of clients of varying races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities, etc. I have also worked with clients of all ages, but most of my work has been with those age 13 and older. I draw mainly from the evidence-based treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and dialectical behavioral-informed therapeutic interventions.
If you are reading this, just know that you have taken an important first step in your mental health recovery. It has been my privilege to work with a very diverse group of clients of varying races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities, etc. I have also worked with clients of all ages, but most of my work has been with those age 13 and older. I draw mainly from the evidence-based treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and dialectical behavioral-informed therapeutic interventions.
(704) 270-6952 View (704) 270-6952
Photo of Rachel Phillips Tenny, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Mecklenburg County, NC
Rachel Phillips Tenny
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
My practice as a clinician focuses on eating disorders/disordered eating, perinatal mental health, and helping individuals who identify as "highly sensitive." Clients typically come to me wanting to heal their relationship with food and their body and understand their sensitivities to overstimulation and anxiety. I help my clients begin to notice the ways in which their past experiences impact their current experience of safety and dysregulation.
My practice as a clinician focuses on eating disorders/disordered eating, perinatal mental health, and helping individuals who identify as "highly sensitive." Clients typically come to me wanting to heal their relationship with food and their body and understand their sensitivities to overstimulation and anxiety. I help my clients begin to notice the ways in which their past experiences impact their current experience of safety and dysregulation.
(704) 644-0991 View (704) 644-0991

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Number of Therapists in Mecklenburg County, NC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Mecklenburg County, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Aetna
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Mecklenburg County, NC see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mecklenburg County?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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