Therapists in Oak Ridge, NC

Photo of Steven Alexander Wilson, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Oak Ridge, NC
Steven Alexander Wilson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, , LPCS, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Throughout the course of our lives, from childhood to adulthood, we can experience a wide range of issues – such as relationships, family, work, or school – that can potentially interfere with our level of functioning, productivity, or ability to feel generally happy. Some people are able to master these issues through their development as a person, but there are times or situations in which these issues become major hurdles. Our professional practice provides a confidential and safe atmosphere where we are able to guide each client toward possible solutions to problems and cultivate good coping skills for life’s future challenges.
Throughout the course of our lives, from childhood to adulthood, we can experience a wide range of issues – such as relationships, family, work, or school – that can potentially interfere with our level of functioning, productivity, or ability to feel generally happy. Some people are able to master these issues through their development as a person, but there are times or situations in which these issues become major hurdles. Our professional practice provides a confidential and safe atmosphere where we are able to guide each client toward possible solutions to problems and cultivate good coping skills for life’s future challenges.
(336) 252-2194 View (336) 252-2194
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Laura Wesson
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Hi NC, SC, & FL clients. I am Laura Wesson. Do you feel like you are strapped on a roller coaster of anxiety and depression and can't get off the ride? We can feel out of control because of life changes, relationships, and significant events. We can become stuck in our own unhealthy thoughts, emotions, actions, and responses. Sometimes we hyper-focus on relationships and fixing other people. Or we may develop unhealthy patterns when using things outside of ourselves to experience immediate relief and help us cope. This may include alcohol, marijuana, pills, food, porn, exercise, gaming, social media, shopping, and gambling.
Hi NC, SC, & FL clients. I am Laura Wesson. Do you feel like you are strapped on a roller coaster of anxiety and depression and can't get off the ride? We can feel out of control because of life changes, relationships, and significant events. We can become stuck in our own unhealthy thoughts, emotions, actions, and responses. Sometimes we hyper-focus on relationships and fixing other people. Or we may develop unhealthy patterns when using things outside of ourselves to experience immediate relief and help us cope. This may include alcohol, marijuana, pills, food, porn, exercise, gaming, social media, shopping, and gambling.
(980) 247-4375 View (980) 247-4375
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Trudy R Tobias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
If you are wondering what to do now that SHIfT has happened, (that's my acronym for life has changed (shifted) and you don't know what to do), if you're feeling scared and anxious, or so down in the dumps thinking you'll never feel joy again, let's talk. I know that sometimes we all need help to cope. I have helped clients feel better, sometimes as quickly as three sessions, empowering them to help themselves. Clients say that what they appreciate most about working with me is my compassion, understanding, and ability to truly listen.
If you are wondering what to do now that SHIfT has happened, (that's my acronym for life has changed (shifted) and you don't know what to do), if you're feeling scared and anxious, or so down in the dumps thinking you'll never feel joy again, let's talk. I know that sometimes we all need help to cope. I have helped clients feel better, sometimes as quickly as three sessions, empowering them to help themselves. Clients say that what they appreciate most about working with me is my compassion, understanding, and ability to truly listen.
(336) 763-4611 View (336) 763-4611
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Tia Hunter
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310  (Online Only)
I strive to create an environment for each client that is as liberating as it is welcoming to inspire a growth mindset. Our sessions have a person-centered foundation and incorporate approaches such as CBT, Somatic, ACT, Existential, Narrative, Brainspotting, and yoga-based therapies as needed. I find that the methods listed help foster a growth mindset and allow clients to reflect on their experiences and explore their goals and values at a pace that suits them. Sessions, treatment planning, and goals are the result of our partnership, and it's important that you always feel comfortable in the design of your care.
I strive to create an environment for each client that is as liberating as it is welcoming to inspire a growth mindset. Our sessions have a person-centered foundation and incorporate approaches such as CBT, Somatic, ACT, Existential, Narrative, Brainspotting, and yoga-based therapies as needed. I find that the methods listed help foster a growth mindset and allow clients to reflect on their experiences and explore their goals and values at a pace that suits them. Sessions, treatment planning, and goals are the result of our partnership, and it's important that you always feel comfortable in the design of your care.
(336) 606-1652 View (336) 606-1652
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Stewart Middleton
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Stewart Middleton II, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Board-Certified Tele-mental Health Service Provider in the state of North Carolina with 3 years of intern experience and 2 years of professional experience in rehabilitation services, substance abuse counseling, and other DSM-5-related mental disorders. He provides psychological assessment and therapeutic care to adults and couples seeking help with finding purpose in life, emotional regulation, clear interpersonal communication, and healing from past trauma.
Stewart Middleton II, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Board-Certified Tele-mental Health Service Provider in the state of North Carolina with 3 years of intern experience and 2 years of professional experience in rehabilitation services, substance abuse counseling, and other DSM-5-related mental disorders. He provides psychological assessment and therapeutic care to adults and couples seeking help with finding purpose in life, emotional regulation, clear interpersonal communication, and healing from past trauma.
(336) 360-6861 View (336) 360-6861
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Santos Counseling PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
You are searching for the right counselor! Since 2014, our counseling office has specialized in working with individuals (kids, teens, and adults) seeking support in areas such as relationship counseling, anxiety and depression support, grief therapy, trauma healing, and other areas connected to mental health. Clients trust our commitment to providing personalized care, tailored to address their unique mental health needs. Your experience matters, and we invite you to reach out to us with any questions or to explore how our counseling office can support you to reach your therapy goals.
You are searching for the right counselor! Since 2014, our counseling office has specialized in working with individuals (kids, teens, and adults) seeking support in areas such as relationship counseling, anxiety and depression support, grief therapy, trauma healing, and other areas connected to mental health. Clients trust our commitment to providing personalized care, tailored to address their unique mental health needs. Your experience matters, and we invite you to reach out to us with any questions or to explore how our counseling office can support you to reach your therapy goals.
(336) 814-8094 View (336) 814-8094
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Greensboro Counseling Partners, PLLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Ridge, NC 27310  (Online Only)
Greensboro Counseling Partners is a private practice serving the counseling needs of adults and adolescents in the Triad area. Our therapists are masters level-trained clinicians with a combined experience spanning over 30 years in the mental health field. Our mission is to inspire hope and healing in those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and life challenges. We are here to walk with you through your pain, stress and struggles.
Greensboro Counseling Partners is a private practice serving the counseling needs of adults and adolescents in the Triad area. Our therapists are masters level-trained clinicians with a combined experience spanning over 30 years in the mental health field. Our mission is to inspire hope and healing in those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and life challenges. We are here to walk with you through your pain, stress and struggles.
(336) 739-4105 View (336) 739-4105
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Nosaba Naveed
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Nosaba has been helping families struggling with mental health and life management issues in general for more than 10 years. She focuses on client empowerment. Nosaba specializes in women's issues, trauma, family issues, parenting, and personality disorders. Depression and bipolar disorders and ADHD are her special interest areas as well. Nosaba has completed her education at Montclair State University, NJ. Nosaba believes that with the power of the mind, humans can conquer everything that they desire and create their own destinies. Nosaba is an entrepreneur and a mother of 2 children.
Nosaba has been helping families struggling with mental health and life management issues in general for more than 10 years. She focuses on client empowerment. Nosaba specializes in women's issues, trauma, family issues, parenting, and personality disorders. Depression and bipolar disorders and ADHD are her special interest areas as well. Nosaba has completed her education at Montclair State University, NJ. Nosaba believes that with the power of the mind, humans can conquer everything that they desire and create their own destinies. Nosaba is an entrepreneur and a mother of 2 children.
(336) 948-8718 View (336) 948-8718
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Laura Brentnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Building trust, respect, and connection is vital in therapy, and I embrace partnering together to create a unique therapy experience that focuses on your needs. I have 10 years of experience with mental health therapy, and I specialize in trauma informed therapy for all ages and play therapy with children. Whether you're looking for help with everyday anxiety, depression, or life transitions or you're seeking support for trauma, mood disorders, or therapy for your child or teen, I'm here.
Building trust, respect, and connection is vital in therapy, and I embrace partnering together to create a unique therapy experience that focuses on your needs. I have 10 years of experience with mental health therapy, and I specialize in trauma informed therapy for all ages and play therapy with children. Whether you're looking for help with everyday anxiety, depression, or life transitions or you're seeking support for trauma, mood disorders, or therapy for your child or teen, I'm here.
(336) 344-7178 View (336) 344-7178
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Matthew D McMillan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCAS, LCMHC, CHT, CCS
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or unable to get your life on track? Are you an adult or teen stuck in the same pattern/ rut? Have you said I'm going to stop this "bad habit" of drinking/drugs/smoking only to find yourself disappointed again? You've come to the right place! Imagine when you tell your friends or family "My problem is gone!" I am a leader in the treatment of Mental Health & Substance Abuse. I created & ran the Moses Cone Hospital Substance Abuse program for 7 years. My creativity and innovation never stops; ask about our Horse Program for individuals/teams for breakthrough change!
Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or unable to get your life on track? Are you an adult or teen stuck in the same pattern/ rut? Have you said I'm going to stop this "bad habit" of drinking/drugs/smoking only to find yourself disappointed again? You've come to the right place! Imagine when you tell your friends or family "My problem is gone!" I am a leader in the treatment of Mental Health & Substance Abuse. I created & ran the Moses Cone Hospital Substance Abuse program for 7 years. My creativity and innovation never stops; ask about our Horse Program for individuals/teams for breakthrough change!
(336) 814-9243 View (336) 814-9243
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Lori Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Not accepting new clients
I provide therapy to adults. My special interests are working with individuals experiencing symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, mood swings, relational conflict, grief and loss, career transitions, and more.
I provide therapy to adults. My special interests are working with individuals experiencing symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, mood swings, relational conflict, grief and loss, career transitions, and more.
(336) 515-6577 View (336) 515-6577
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April Fjeld
Counselor, MEd, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Life is hard. Are you like 2018 me-always giving & doing for others, while putting yourself last? Ready to snap if one more person suggests self-care as the magic cure & all you need (oh thank you friend, if only I had taken a bubble bath..)? Counseling may have been an idea for a while, but just taking the next step feels exhausting? You've heard things like "work through your problems & past," but you have no clue what that looks like? I thought putting trauma in a box was me working through it. From the outside it appeared like I had it all together, until I didn't. You are not meant to carry this weight alone.
Life is hard. Are you like 2018 me-always giving & doing for others, while putting yourself last? Ready to snap if one more person suggests self-care as the magic cure & all you need (oh thank you friend, if only I had taken a bubble bath..)? Counseling may have been an idea for a while, but just taking the next step feels exhausting? You've heard things like "work through your problems & past," but you have no clue what that looks like? I thought putting trauma in a box was me working through it. From the outside it appeared like I had it all together, until I didn't. You are not meant to carry this weight alone.
(336) 439-1964 View (336) 439-1964
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James Moses
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310  (Online Only)
Knowing where to begin when seeking help with our personal struggles is, for most, a challenge in itself. Finding comfort in the familiarity of solitude and unhealthy means of managing our struggles is what we become accustomed to and feel a sense of security. Change and the uncertainty that creates, is where belief comes into play. Belief that life can be different, and that we ourselves are capable of taking the steps to change. I believe in individuals being their own greatest advocate and strive to create a safe space for them to navigate the challenges that have clouded their path.
Knowing where to begin when seeking help with our personal struggles is, for most, a challenge in itself. Finding comfort in the familiarity of solitude and unhealthy means of managing our struggles is what we become accustomed to and feel a sense of security. Change and the uncertainty that creates, is where belief comes into play. Belief that life can be different, and that we ourselves are capable of taking the steps to change. I believe in individuals being their own greatest advocate and strive to create a safe space for them to navigate the challenges that have clouded their path.
(336) 800-8869 View (336) 800-8869
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Samantha Perry
Counselor, MHS, LCMHCA, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Overall, I consider therapy to be a beginning point for personal change. My counseling philosophy is built around the principle that understanding a patient in the context of the surroundings that influenced their development is elemental to the therapeutic process. I utilize an integrative approach, combining Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Psychodynamic techniques. During sessions, I will assist in identifying and challenging self-limiting patterns, healing from past experiences, and gaining insight into how the unconscious influences behavior.
Overall, I consider therapy to be a beginning point for personal change. My counseling philosophy is built around the principle that understanding a patient in the context of the surroundings that influenced their development is elemental to the therapeutic process. I utilize an integrative approach, combining Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Psychodynamic techniques. During sessions, I will assist in identifying and challenging self-limiting patterns, healing from past experiences, and gaining insight into how the unconscious influences behavior.
(336) 916-7054 View (336) 916-7054
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Travis Bogan
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Does life often feel like a lonely struggle? Are there times when life doesn't feel like it's worth living? Are you overwhelmed with too many responsibilities, too much stress, and too few things to look forward to? Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, or just a general weariness about life in general? Are you using alcohol or other substances to cope, though you know its not a long-term solution? My name is Travis Bogan, founder and lead therapist at A Friend on the Path Counseling. If you are dealing with difficulties like these, I am here to help.
Does life often feel like a lonely struggle? Are there times when life doesn't feel like it's worth living? Are you overwhelmed with too many responsibilities, too much stress, and too few things to look forward to? Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, or just a general weariness about life in general? Are you using alcohol or other substances to cope, though you know its not a long-term solution? My name is Travis Bogan, founder and lead therapist at A Friend on the Path Counseling. If you are dealing with difficulties like these, I am here to help.
(336) 814-9136 View (336) 814-9136
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Mitchell Bloom; Medical Hypnosis
MD, CHT, BCH
Not Verified Not Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Dr. Bloom gave up a lucrative medical career to treat the root psychological components of physical, emotional, and spiritual conditions. In his 35 years of practicing medicine he found that the mind-body connection is very real, and is the invisible cause of many seemingly untreatable medical conditions. He found that by correcting root unconscious causes of diseases, many chronic medical conditions can improve. This can be seen in the numerous clinical studies which can be found at rootcausehypnosis.online/education/hypnosis-studies
Dr. Bloom gave up a lucrative medical career to treat the root psychological components of physical, emotional, and spiritual conditions. In his 35 years of practicing medicine he found that the mind-body connection is very real, and is the invisible cause of many seemingly untreatable medical conditions. He found that by correcting root unconscious causes of diseases, many chronic medical conditions can improve. This can be seen in the numerous clinical studies which can be found at rootcausehypnosis.online/education/hypnosis-studies
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Emilea Gross
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS/EdS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
I work with teens and adults to learn skills for embracing all parts of themselves, for bringing out and using their strengths, and for thriving in environments that may not be set up to appreciate and accommodate their unique way of being in the world. You don't have to hide who you are. Who you are is beautiful. I believe that deep and meaningful healing comes from bodies being able to be their full, integrated selves. Trauma can get in the way of this. Environments that are not affirming can get in the way of this. Education systems that do not accommodate the varied ways individuals learn can get in the way of this.
I work with teens and adults to learn skills for embracing all parts of themselves, for bringing out and using their strengths, and for thriving in environments that may not be set up to appreciate and accommodate their unique way of being in the world. You don't have to hide who you are. Who you are is beautiful. I believe that deep and meaningful healing comes from bodies being able to be their full, integrated selves. Trauma can get in the way of this. Environments that are not affirming can get in the way of this. Education systems that do not accommodate the varied ways individuals learn can get in the way of this.
(336) 962-6507 View (336) 962-6507
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Dr. Whitney Strugatsky
Psychologist, PhD, MPH, HSP-P
Verified Verified
Oak Ridge, NC 27310  (Online Only)
I specialize in couples and relationship counseling and offer therapy services through a confidential telehealth platform. I believe that everyone is capable and deserving of love and connection, despite our imperfections, and I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to work on your relationship. I take an interpersonal process approach to couples/relationship counseling which focuses on here and now experiencing. While discussing past events is often necessary, I work to bring the focus back to the present moment and explore what’s happening right now.
I specialize in couples and relationship counseling and offer therapy services through a confidential telehealth platform. I believe that everyone is capable and deserving of love and connection, despite our imperfections, and I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to work on your relationship. I take an interpersonal process approach to couples/relationship counseling which focuses on here and now experiencing. While discussing past events is often necessary, I work to bring the focus back to the present moment and explore what’s happening right now.
(984) 265-8564 View (984) 265-8564
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Salem Counseling & Consulting KAP
LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Now accepting new clients for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) . KAP can bring relief from trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, & OCD. Effects post-treatment with KAP can include reduced depression & anxiety, an increased feeling of connectedness, and reduction in stress responses that often trigger mental and emotional discomfort. KAP is shown to reduce the frequency of treatments and create longer lasting effects by taking advantage of the neural plasticity induced by ketamine to create a canvas for change and relief. Here at Salem, we are proud to offer KAP for patients of Restorting Wellness Solutions in Winston-Salem
Now accepting new clients for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) . KAP can bring relief from trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, & OCD. Effects post-treatment with KAP can include reduced depression & anxiety, an increased feeling of connectedness, and reduction in stress responses that often trigger mental and emotional discomfort. KAP is shown to reduce the frequency of treatments and create longer lasting effects by taking advantage of the neural plasticity induced by ketamine to create a canvas for change and relief. Here at Salem, we are proud to offer KAP for patients of Restorting Wellness Solutions in Winston-Salem
(980) 268-2745 View (980) 268-2745
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Shelley Bunn
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Feeling misunderstood and unloved by those closest to us is living hell. Pain, hopelessness, and anger burrow deep as repair seems impossible. It's exhausting to cope with past trauma while trying to keep things together in the present. Any added stress, anxiety, or depression is overwhelming. Those of you with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are struggling with these symptoms simultaneously and it's unbearable. I specialize in relationship repair and borderline personality disorder. In family, individual, or marriage counseling I can help you heal, connect, and once again find hope.
Feeling misunderstood and unloved by those closest to us is living hell. Pain, hopelessness, and anger burrow deep as repair seems impossible. It's exhausting to cope with past trauma while trying to keep things together in the present. Any added stress, anxiety, or depression is overwhelming. Those of you with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are struggling with these symptoms simultaneously and it's unbearable. I specialize in relationship repair and borderline personality disorder. In family, individual, or marriage counseling I can help you heal, connect, and once again find hope.
(910) 708-4632 View (910) 708-4632

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Number of Therapists in Oak Ridge, NC

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Oak Ridge, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Stress
71% Self Esteem
62% Relationship Issues
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Oak Ridge, NC see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oak Ridge?

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.