Therapists in Mount Holly, NC

Photo of Kelly Justin Busher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mount Holly, NC
Kelly Justin Busher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, PSS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Saturday appointments & online scheduling! Hello, I am an empathetic therapist focused on improving the lives of my clients working with teens(12+) and adults! I am warm, genuine, and down to earth. I connect with clients providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for us to talk. I am passionate about and enjoy art with a background in graphic design, painting and visual arts. If desired, we can include art in your therapy sessions. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors gardening, hiking, and spending time with family.
Saturday appointments & online scheduling! Hello, I am an empathetic therapist focused on improving the lives of my clients working with teens(12+) and adults! I am warm, genuine, and down to earth. I connect with clients providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for us to talk. I am passionate about and enjoy art with a background in graphic design, painting and visual arts. If desired, we can include art in your therapy sessions. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors gardening, hiking, and spending time with family.
(704) 610-1833 View (704) 610-1833
Photo of Barbara Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mount Holly, NC
Barbara Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RDT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Mount Holly, NC 28120
I believe connection is key when choosing a therapist! I have been described as genuine, down to earth, and easy to talk with by both youth and adults. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and my creative and versatile therapeutic approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing in order to highlight your strengths and passions during therapy. Together, we can work towards your goals so that you can feel better soon. I look forward to meeting you and getting started. Access my schedule now online to get started www.creativeperspectivestherapy.com
I believe connection is key when choosing a therapist! I have been described as genuine, down to earth, and easy to talk with by both youth and adults. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and my creative and versatile therapeutic approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing in order to highlight your strengths and passions during therapy. Together, we can work towards your goals so that you can feel better soon. I look forward to meeting you and getting started. Access my schedule now online to get started www.creativeperspectivestherapy.com
(704) 759-6525 View (704) 759-6525
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Dr. Dara Cobb Lewis
Pastoral Counselor, DMin, NCFBPPC
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. And right now, in the day to day, it seems even harder. Are you having trouble figuring out where to go next? You are not alone. Many people hesitate to get started with counseling because taking that first step can be hard. Yet, feeling stuck in life or continuing in a dysfunctional situation is much harder. Today is a good day to start in a different direction with a more hopeful future.
Life can be challenging. And right now, in the day to day, it seems even harder. Are you having trouble figuring out where to go next? You are not alone. Many people hesitate to get started with counseling because taking that first step can be hard. Yet, feeling stuck in life or continuing in a dysfunctional situation is much harder. Today is a good day to start in a different direction with a more hopeful future.
(704) 327-0567 View (704) 327-0567
Photo of Stacia J. Marcellin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mount Holly, NC
Stacia J. Marcellin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Life can bury us in overwhelming circumstances, at seemingly the most inopportune times. With therapy, skill building, and the right supports, we can live sustainable, well-intentioned lives. With more than 17 years as a clinician, I have helped women and families adjust to changing family dynamics, such as the birth of new child, transitioning careers, other life adjustments. We specialize in supporting women struggling with perinatal and post-partum mood concerns. Over the years, I have developed a holistic and comprehensive skill set that I use to propel you on your journey toward greater self-awareness and wellness.
Life can bury us in overwhelming circumstances, at seemingly the most inopportune times. With therapy, skill building, and the right supports, we can live sustainable, well-intentioned lives. With more than 17 years as a clinician, I have helped women and families adjust to changing family dynamics, such as the birth of new child, transitioning careers, other life adjustments. We specialize in supporting women struggling with perinatal and post-partum mood concerns. Over the years, I have developed a holistic and comprehensive skill set that I use to propel you on your journey toward greater self-awareness and wellness.
(704) 318-2825 View (704) 318-2825
Photo of Geraldine A Oyoo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mount Holly, NC
Geraldine A Oyoo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there! If you are reading this you are likely navigating significant challenges and possible struggles in your life. This can sometimes feel uncomfortable or even scary. It is a courageous step you are taking in reaching out. My name is Geraldine, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have experience working with a diverse range of clients in schools, private practice and integrated behavioral health care settings.
Hi there! If you are reading this you are likely navigating significant challenges and possible struggles in your life. This can sometimes feel uncomfortable or even scary. It is a courageous step you are taking in reaching out. My name is Geraldine, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have experience working with a diverse range of clients in schools, private practice and integrated behavioral health care settings.
(704) 759-6525 View (704) 759-6525
Photo of Erin E Rice, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mount Holly, NC
Erin E Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Do you feel like you're not living the life you want? Maybe you’re overwhelmed, depressed or feeling alone; or struggling with the all consuming pressure to have it all together. You know you want a change and you're ready for some relief. You want to feel calm, confident and in control of who you are. You’re ready to work through your struggles, find your purpose, and most importantly love yourself and live your life according to your values.
Do you feel like you're not living the life you want? Maybe you’re overwhelmed, depressed or feeling alone; or struggling with the all consuming pressure to have it all together. You know you want a change and you're ready for some relief. You want to feel calm, confident and in control of who you are. You’re ready to work through your struggles, find your purpose, and most importantly love yourself and live your life according to your values.
(704) 326-9012 View (704) 326-9012
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Joseph Lee Royalty
Counselor, MAEdS, LCMHCA, LPN
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm glad you are here! I am pleased to announce that I am accepting new patients and Etna insurance now. The first step in getting mentally healthy is accepting you need help. The next is finding a counselor that listens, understands and is nonjudgmental. I meet people where they are in life. I enjoy the healing process of counseling and the personal growth that occurs when working with clients. Have you been suffering from high amounts of stress, habitual anxiety and depressed moods that result in emotional and physical fatigue? You are not alone, I understand, and I can help!
Hello! I'm glad you are here! I am pleased to announce that I am accepting new patients and Etna insurance now. The first step in getting mentally healthy is accepting you need help. The next is finding a counselor that listens, understands and is nonjudgmental. I meet people where they are in life. I enjoy the healing process of counseling and the personal growth that occurs when working with clients. Have you been suffering from high amounts of stress, habitual anxiety and depressed moods that result in emotional and physical fatigue? You are not alone, I understand, and I can help!
(704) 396-5760 View (704) 396-5760
Photo of Kelly L Carpenter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mount Holly, NC
Kelly L Carpenter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Often we know that we want to make changes in our lives but don't know how or where to start. As a therapist I try to take the intimidation out of therapy by creating a trusting and mutually respectful relationship. I feel that the therapist client relationship is a partnership and my goal it to help you become empowered to navigate the challenges in life. I work with you to identify the issues, set specific goals and develop coping mechanisms to help you improve your life.
Often we know that we want to make changes in our lives but don't know how or where to start. As a therapist I try to take the intimidation out of therapy by creating a trusting and mutually respectful relationship. I feel that the therapist client relationship is a partnership and my goal it to help you become empowered to navigate the challenges in life. I work with you to identify the issues, set specific goals and develop coping mechanisms to help you improve your life.
(980) 277-3499 View (980) 277-3499
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Hannah Clements
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Are you a parent seeking support for your child/teen or a woman looking for support through the ups and downs of life? As a LCMHCA and a Licensed School Counselor, I specialize in working with children, teens and women. I believe all clients have stories that deserve to be heard and the potential to overcome challenges and grow as a person. My clients are met with a safe, welcoming and supportive attitude. It is my purpose as a counselor to help my clients identify and meet their personal goals in order to better themselves and to rediscover both joy and hope.
Are you a parent seeking support for your child/teen or a woman looking for support through the ups and downs of life? As a LCMHCA and a Licensed School Counselor, I specialize in working with children, teens and women. I believe all clients have stories that deserve to be heard and the potential to overcome challenges and grow as a person. My clients are met with a safe, welcoming and supportive attitude. It is my purpose as a counselor to help my clients identify and meet their personal goals in order to better themselves and to rediscover both joy and hope.
(704) 272-2237 View (704) 272-2237
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Nicki Morton Counseling
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, LMFTA
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120
When we experience both positive and negative changes in our lives, it is not uncommon to feel as if our lives are unraveling. As a counselor, I encourage individuals to overcome personal challenges and get a better sense of personal strengths. My clients are encouraged to find healthy perceptions of themselves, make healthy changes in their lifestyle, and strengthen their relationships to improve overall well-being. I want to be able to help you to find solutions to the problems you are currently experiencing. I hope I can help you gain greater understanding, insight, and perspective into yourself and your closest relationships.
When we experience both positive and negative changes in our lives, it is not uncommon to feel as if our lives are unraveling. As a counselor, I encourage individuals to overcome personal challenges and get a better sense of personal strengths. My clients are encouraged to find healthy perceptions of themselves, make healthy changes in their lifestyle, and strengthen their relationships to improve overall well-being. I want to be able to help you to find solutions to the problems you are currently experiencing. I hope I can help you gain greater understanding, insight, and perspective into yourself and your closest relationships.
(704) 237-6529 View (704) 237-6529
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Daryle Cox Hines
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, RTC, MHDL
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120
As a Christian counselor, I am drawn to help people who hurt find HOPE. Is your marriage struggling? Have you lost yourself in the throes of depression? Do you suffer from PTSD? Are you plagued by anxiety? My role is to help you shift your focus to see yourself through God's eyes. I weave together scripture, prayer, and a blend of psychological techniques to establish goals and to provide solutions for success. God doesn't want us to live a life of misery, but one of JOY. I look forward to supporting you on your journey towards healing.
As a Christian counselor, I am drawn to help people who hurt find HOPE. Is your marriage struggling? Have you lost yourself in the throes of depression? Do you suffer from PTSD? Are you plagued by anxiety? My role is to help you shift your focus to see yourself through God's eyes. I weave together scripture, prayer, and a blend of psychological techniques to establish goals and to provide solutions for success. God doesn't want us to live a life of misery, but one of JOY. I look forward to supporting you on your journey towards healing.
(704) 228-9209 View (704) 228-9209
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Montcross Counseling Center
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, FBPPCA
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120  (Online Only)
Living and enjoying your life with greater degrees of wholeness, love, freedom and creativity is possible. But you feel stuck in unhealthy patterns of relating to yourself and others. Maybe a traumatic event or life history keeps you frozen in time and in distress. Perhaps your sense of wonder and awe at being alive is diminished and you long for meaning. Maybe you find that you're living through a maze of symptoms like depression and anxiety. You wonder if it's safe enough to talk to someone and be heard in a non-judgmental way.
Living and enjoying your life with greater degrees of wholeness, love, freedom and creativity is possible. But you feel stuck in unhealthy patterns of relating to yourself and others. Maybe a traumatic event or life history keeps you frozen in time and in distress. Perhaps your sense of wonder and awe at being alive is diminished and you long for meaning. Maybe you find that you're living through a maze of symptoms like depression and anxiety. You wonder if it's safe enough to talk to someone and be heard in a non-judgmental way.
(704) 327-3827 View (704) 327-3827
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Huntersville Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Huntersville Counseling Center provides counseling and psychological services to individuals in the Charlotte area. We promote individual growth and psychological health. We understand that each client is a unique individual influenced by their culture, family, values, and personal identity.
Huntersville Counseling Center provides counseling and psychological services to individuals in the Charlotte area. We promote individual growth and psychological health. We understand that each client is a unique individual influenced by their culture, family, values, and personal identity.
(704) 276-6417 View (704) 276-6417
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Sharon Hoyng
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LPC, PLLC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Holly, NC 28120
I enjoy working with children and adults.I have twenty years of experience in the mental health field. I know it's difficult to make that decision to ask for help.My job is to put you at ease, really listen, and help you find a way to move forward, whether that means resolving an issue from the past; changing a behavior or creating a plan for the future. My goal is to improve your quality of life. What's most important is the what happens outside therapy. The best client is ready and willing to make that change.
I enjoy working with children and adults.I have twenty years of experience in the mental health field. I know it's difficult to make that decision to ask for help.My job is to put you at ease, really listen, and help you find a way to move forward, whether that means resolving an issue from the past; changing a behavior or creating a plan for the future. My goal is to improve your quality of life. What's most important is the what happens outside therapy. The best client is ready and willing to make that change.
(704) 665-0328 View (704) 665-0328
Photo of Cathy Ward, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Mount Holly, NC
Cathy Ward
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Anxiety can make you feel stuck, but there is hope that you can feel better. We all experience stressors that show up in our life in different ways including: anxiety, depression, anger, fear, unhappiness, unfulfilling relationships, conflict, or emotional pain. My passion is working with individuals to better manage their anxiety, fears and anger. How different would life be if you were able to learn new ways to work with your anxiety instead of trying to "eliminate" anxious thoughts and feelings completely? You can learn and apply practical strategies that help you tolerate the ups and downs of life.
Anxiety can make you feel stuck, but there is hope that you can feel better. We all experience stressors that show up in our life in different ways including: anxiety, depression, anger, fear, unhappiness, unfulfilling relationships, conflict, or emotional pain. My passion is working with individuals to better manage their anxiety, fears and anger. How different would life be if you were able to learn new ways to work with your anxiety instead of trying to "eliminate" anxious thoughts and feelings completely? You can learn and apply practical strategies that help you tolerate the ups and downs of life.
(704) 313-1411 View (704) 313-1411
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Hattie Williams
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120  (Online Only)
In today's society, with the advent of Covid-19 and other life challenges, If we do not take action, we can find ourselves swimming in a pool of negative emotions such as; Fear. Anger. Disgust. Sadness. Rage. Loneliness. Melancholy. Annoyance and many others. If you are experiencing any of these emotions among others, I can help you. I understand that you may be reluctant to reach out to a counselor, but reaching out to a counselor to ensure that you maintain good Mental Health is just as important as reaching out to a medical doctor to maintain good Physical Health.
In today's society, with the advent of Covid-19 and other life challenges, If we do not take action, we can find ourselves swimming in a pool of negative emotions such as; Fear. Anger. Disgust. Sadness. Rage. Loneliness. Melancholy. Annoyance and many others. If you are experiencing any of these emotions among others, I can help you. I understand that you may be reluctant to reach out to a counselor, but reaching out to a counselor to ensure that you maintain good Mental Health is just as important as reaching out to a medical doctor to maintain good Physical Health.
(704) 327-2313 View (704) 327-2313
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Iris Whitlock
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC , LPC
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Not accepting new clients
Currently, I am not accepting new clients & referring to trauma therapist, at the same practice, Brooke Bacote LCSWA.... Are you tired of being a prisoner to your own negative thoughts, trying everything to ease your sadness and frustration, but feel like you are going in circles? Maybe you've tried self-help books, talking to friends, staying busy, but to no avail. Have you gone through something recently or in the past, which was traumatic and painful, where you felt keeping to yourself was safest, & doing whatever you could to not get hurt again? Maybe you feel unsure about the world, anxious, unmotivated, and don't know why.
Currently, I am not accepting new clients & referring to trauma therapist, at the same practice, Brooke Bacote LCSWA.... Are you tired of being a prisoner to your own negative thoughts, trying everything to ease your sadness and frustration, but feel like you are going in circles? Maybe you've tried self-help books, talking to friends, staying busy, but to no avail. Have you gone through something recently or in the past, which was traumatic and painful, where you felt keeping to yourself was safest, & doing whatever you could to not get hurt again? Maybe you feel unsure about the world, anxious, unmotivated, and don't know why.
(704) 901-8851 View (704) 901-8851
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Leah Watts
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Holly, NC 28120
My passion is working with couples confronting issues of infidelity, communication, sexual issues, & other areas of discord. I also have a specialty interest of working with individuals with trauma. To address these concerns my work comes from an attachment lens using Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, & other systemic therapies that may differ upon your individual needs. I look forward to being able to walk along side you in your journey of reclaiming your story and reconnecting to the important relationships in your life.
My passion is working with couples confronting issues of infidelity, communication, sexual issues, & other areas of discord. I also have a specialty interest of working with individuals with trauma. To address these concerns my work comes from an attachment lens using Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, & other systemic therapies that may differ upon your individual needs. I look forward to being able to walk along side you in your journey of reclaiming your story and reconnecting to the important relationships in your life.
(704) 457-2004 View (704) 457-2004
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Amanda J Hall
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Holly, NC 28120  (Online Only)
I enjoy empowering women of all ages to strive for health and healing while working towards positive growth. I work with clients on issues such as but not limited to women's issues, depression, anxiety, parenting, low self esteem, trauma, survivors of domestic violence, and grief with a focus in Somatic Therapy.
I enjoy empowering women of all ages to strive for health and healing while working towards positive growth. I work with clients on issues such as but not limited to women's issues, depression, anxiety, parenting, low self esteem, trauma, survivors of domestic violence, and grief with a focus in Somatic Therapy.
(980) 446-2870 View (980) 446-2870
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J'niya Cureton
Counselor, MSQP, LCMHC
Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120  (Online Only)
I am J'Niya Cureton, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Professional in Mental Health. Currently, I am the Owner of Exhale Integrative Services and a scholar attending Walden University in the Ph.D CES program with a specialization in Trauma & Crisis. Additionally, I have 10 plus years of experience supporting individuals who are struggling with managing mental health symptoms. More specifically, I support individuals with emotional stabilization by developing coping skills and provide their natural supports with skill builders to create a positive outlook towards life.
I am J'Niya Cureton, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Professional in Mental Health. Currently, I am the Owner of Exhale Integrative Services and a scholar attending Walden University in the Ph.D CES program with a specialization in Trauma & Crisis. Additionally, I have 10 plus years of experience supporting individuals who are struggling with managing mental health symptoms. More specifically, I support individuals with emotional stabilization by developing coping skills and provide their natural supports with skill builders to create a positive outlook towards life.
(980) 261-3807 View (980) 261-3807

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Number of Therapists in Mount Holly, NC

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Mount Holly, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
90% Coping Skills
90% Self Esteem
90% Stress
85% Relationship Issues
80% Parenting

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
41% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Mount Holly, NC see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Holly?

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.