Therapists in Onslow County, NC

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Oceanside Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Oceanside Counseling was created to give you hope and to help you feel listened to and supported in your pursuit of health and healing. At Oceanside you are not just another number. Your mental health matters to us and we value and treat you like we would want to be treated ourselves. Recent events have increased stress for people throughout the world and many people are struggling with overwhelming emotions and fears. If you are in need, please reach out to us. We are currently providing virtual services (video/telephone) to anyone living in North Carolina and we are accepting new patients.
Oceanside Counseling was created to give you hope and to help you feel listened to and supported in your pursuit of health and healing. At Oceanside you are not just another number. Your mental health matters to us and we value and treat you like we would want to be treated ourselves. Recent events have increased stress for people throughout the world and many people are struggling with overwhelming emotions and fears. If you are in need, please reach out to us. We are currently providing virtual services (video/telephone) to anyone living in North Carolina and we are accepting new patients.
(910) 378-0880 View (910) 378-0880
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A Butterfly and Beyond Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, CASDCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540  (Online Only)
At a Butterfly and Beyond Counseling, Dr. Chatara Williams specializes in working with individuals, children and families using CBT, DBT, therapy through play activities, and client-centered techniques addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and DMDD among others. Dr. Williams is a also a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist working with Autistic children and the neurodivergent population as well as providing therapy and support to their parents and families.
At a Butterfly and Beyond Counseling, Dr. Chatara Williams specializes in working with individuals, children and families using CBT, DBT, therapy through play activities, and client-centered techniques addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and DMDD among others. Dr. Williams is a also a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist working with Autistic children and the neurodivergent population as well as providing therapy and support to their parents and families.
(910) 629-2722 View (910) 629-2722
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H. Dawn Moreland Trauma Treatment Specialist
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CCMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Not accepting new clients
Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who specializes in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma-related symptoms. Dawn graduated from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor of  Arts in Psychology. She graduated from Liberty University with a Master of  Arts in Professional Counseling and earned a graduate certification in substance abuse counseling from East Carolina University. Through her experience providing counseling for service members, veterans,  and their families in the Camp Lejeune, NC area, she has developed a passion for working with combat veterans. In addition to counseling.
Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who specializes in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma-related symptoms. Dawn graduated from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor of  Arts in Psychology. She graduated from Liberty University with a Master of  Arts in Professional Counseling and earned a graduate certification in substance abuse counseling from East Carolina University. Through her experience providing counseling for service members, veterans,  and their families in the Camp Lejeune, NC area, she has developed a passion for working with combat veterans. In addition to counseling.
(336) 589-6734 View (336) 589-6734
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Courtney Krolikowski
Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Richlands, NC 28574  (Online Only)
My name is Courtney Krolikowski. I have been practicing therapy for the past 8 years. I currently hold licenses for practicing in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Illinois. I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. I currently reside in Wisconsin with my husband, two year old daughter and very energetic husky. I am a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I have worked with a wide variety of clientele in both group and individual settings, covering a wide variety of issues.
My name is Courtney Krolikowski. I have been practicing therapy for the past 8 years. I currently hold licenses for practicing in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Illinois. I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. I currently reside in Wisconsin with my husband, two year old daughter and very energetic husky. I am a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I have worked with a wide variety of clientele in both group and individual settings, covering a wide variety of issues.
(910) 446-6282 View (910) 446-6282
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Allison Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28546
I'm particularly devoted to working with adults in therapy, exploring the nuanced realms of mental health experiences, honing coping mechanisms personal to you, navigating complex life transitions, managing interpersonal conflicts, and addressing the challenges inherent to humanness.
I'm particularly devoted to working with adults in therapy, exploring the nuanced realms of mental health experiences, honing coping mechanisms personal to you, navigating complex life transitions, managing interpersonal conflicts, and addressing the challenges inherent to humanness.
(910) 613-6333 View (910) 613-6333
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Ashley Hough Counseling PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Welcome to your first step of therapy, looking for a therapist! It can be nerve wracking to take that first step and reach out-but making that call or sending the email can make all the difference in your life. Let this be your moment! Feeling nervous, unsure, or overwhelmed? It’s totally normal. I’m here to help you. As your therapist I want to hear your story to help you work through those challenging issues.
Welcome to your first step of therapy, looking for a therapist! It can be nerve wracking to take that first step and reach out-but making that call or sending the email can make all the difference in your life. Let this be your moment! Feeling nervous, unsure, or overwhelmed? It’s totally normal. I’m here to help you. As your therapist I want to hear your story to help you work through those challenging issues.
(910) 504-9356 View (910) 504-9356
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Pivotal Step Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28540
At Pivotal Step Services we are pivoting from challenges. A male mental health provider that is a License Professional Counselor (LPC), and License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). Able to work with different populations, providing individual, couples, family therapy and substance abuse in person or online. Flexible schedule and able to work weekends if needed. Comfortable clean atmosphere, ready to go above and beyond to give you the mental health service you deserve. It is not about me; it is about you getting the services you deserve. Thank you.
At Pivotal Step Services we are pivoting from challenges. A male mental health provider that is a License Professional Counselor (LPC), and License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). Able to work with different populations, providing individual, couples, family therapy and substance abuse in person or online. Flexible schedule and able to work weekends if needed. Comfortable clean atmosphere, ready to go above and beyond to give you the mental health service you deserve. It is not about me; it is about you getting the services you deserve. Thank you.
(910) 405-7764 View (910) 405-7764
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Brittany Soule
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
I'm currently welcoming new clients for both in-person and Telehealth sessions. If you find yourself caught in the never-ending loop of overthinking and overanalyzing situations, grappling with the challenge of allowing your emotions or feeling overwhelmed, or if it seems like you're stuck in survival mode, I'm here to offer a helping hand. My approach is all about bridging the gap between mind and body through insight, awareness, and holistic techniques. Together, we'll explore and navigate through a comprehensive path towards well-being.
I'm currently welcoming new clients for both in-person and Telehealth sessions. If you find yourself caught in the never-ending loop of overthinking and overanalyzing situations, grappling with the challenge of allowing your emotions or feeling overwhelmed, or if it seems like you're stuck in survival mode, I'm here to offer a helping hand. My approach is all about bridging the gap between mind and body through insight, awareness, and holistic techniques. Together, we'll explore and navigate through a comprehensive path towards well-being.
(910) 817-4941 View (910) 817-4941
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Brighter Life Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, LCAS, CCMC, DBTC
Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Life can be very difficult at times, and I want to help. I have had the opportunity to train in a variety of therapeutic modalities, making me uniquely qualified to utilize the interventions that are most appropriate for each of my clients. In order to determine the most appropriate form of treatment, I collaborate with each of my clients to determine the issues they would like to address and the goals they would like to achieve. We are then in a better position to determine the most efficacious treatment modality.
Life can be very difficult at times, and I want to help. I have had the opportunity to train in a variety of therapeutic modalities, making me uniquely qualified to utilize the interventions that are most appropriate for each of my clients. In order to determine the most appropriate form of treatment, I collaborate with each of my clients to determine the issues they would like to address and the goals they would like to achieve. We are then in a better position to determine the most efficacious treatment modality.
(910) 378-3685 View (910) 378-3685
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Palms Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Have you been suffering from Grief & Loss, terminally ill, or just feeling alone and isolated, unheard? Need someone that will truly listen and talk "with you"? Taking things at your pace, understanding your needs, we provide "care" because we care. We can help you through what may be the hardest challenges you have faced. Have you lost yourself or a loved one to Opioid Addiction and need help with medication management and therapy? We have over 16 years helping people build new lives which allows them to move forward by healing forward. We also provide "Pet/Fur Kids" Loss therapy as we at PWC "all" relate first hand to this pain.
Have you been suffering from Grief & Loss, terminally ill, or just feeling alone and isolated, unheard? Need someone that will truly listen and talk "with you"? Taking things at your pace, understanding your needs, we provide "care" because we care. We can help you through what may be the hardest challenges you have faced. Have you lost yourself or a loved one to Opioid Addiction and need help with medication management and therapy? We have over 16 years helping people build new lives which allows them to move forward by healing forward. We also provide "Pet/Fur Kids" Loss therapy as we at PWC "all" relate first hand to this pain.
(910) 758-2346 View (910) 758-2346
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Thrivemind Counseling & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
We're so glad you're here! Our team, at Thrivemind, are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can be your authentic self, and invest in your own growth.​ Our amazing team of therapists offers individual therapy, couple's and family counseling, Art Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Life and Wellness Coaching, and more! Thrivemind takes a holistic, or "whole-person," approach to mental health by integrating mindfulness, yoga, and art in psychotherapy. We believe that the best way to live is not just to reduce the struggle or eliminate symptoms, but instead that you deserve a life where you thrive.​
We're so glad you're here! Our team, at Thrivemind, are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can be your authentic self, and invest in your own growth.​ Our amazing team of therapists offers individual therapy, couple's and family counseling, Art Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Life and Wellness Coaching, and more! Thrivemind takes a holistic, or "whole-person," approach to mental health by integrating mindfulness, yoga, and art in psychotherapy. We believe that the best way to live is not just to reduce the struggle or eliminate symptoms, but instead that you deserve a life where you thrive.​
(910) 939-0836 View (910) 939-0836
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Monique Ivanov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
I have 20 years experience as a clinician and work with all age groups providing individual, marital, family, and group counseling services. Additionally I taught full time for UNC-Wilmington and was the UNCW Extension Campus Social Work Program Coordinator. I have presented statewide for the National Association for Social Workers on topics such as "Working with Military and their Families", "Working with Children Diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders", and "Positive Discipline Techniques." Additionally, I facilitate the only state approved Batterer Intervention Program in Onslow County for Domestic Violence Incidences.
I have 20 years experience as a clinician and work with all age groups providing individual, marital, family, and group counseling services. Additionally I taught full time for UNC-Wilmington and was the UNCW Extension Campus Social Work Program Coordinator. I have presented statewide for the National Association for Social Workers on topics such as "Working with Military and their Families", "Working with Children Diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders", and "Positive Discipline Techniques." Additionally, I facilitate the only state approved Batterer Intervention Program in Onslow County for Domestic Violence Incidences.
(910) 817-2277 View (910) 817-2277
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Janiqua Obey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546  (Online Only)
Currently accepting NEW clients at this time, please USE website button to schedule a FREE 15-minute consultation. Are you or your child having difficulty navigating those teenage years? Are you struggling to find peace within your yourself, let alone peace within your home? Has life just become too overwhelming and finding the next step seems so far away? Here at Youthful Connections, you will find yourself being serviced by a Licensed therapist and Life Coach that tailors care around the needs of adolescents (11-17), and adults including parents/caregivers and families.
Currently accepting NEW clients at this time, please USE website button to schedule a FREE 15-minute consultation. Are you or your child having difficulty navigating those teenage years? Are you struggling to find peace within your yourself, let alone peace within your home? Has life just become too overwhelming and finding the next step seems so far away? Here at Youthful Connections, you will find yourself being serviced by a Licensed therapist and Life Coach that tailors care around the needs of adolescents (11-17), and adults including parents/caregivers and families.
(910) 541-9176 View (910) 541-9176
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Teague Summerlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28540  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I have over ten years experience treating a wide range of issues that individuals, couples, and families of all ages and demographics may struggle with. While most of my clients fall under the "general counseling" category, I have extensive experience treating high conflict couples and family systems, including, but not limited to domestic violence and abuse. Additionally, I offer faith based counseling from a Christian perspective for clients that wish to engage in that.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I have over ten years experience treating a wide range of issues that individuals, couples, and families of all ages and demographics may struggle with. While most of my clients fall under the "general counseling" category, I have extensive experience treating high conflict couples and family systems, including, but not limited to domestic violence and abuse. Additionally, I offer faith based counseling from a Christian perspective for clients that wish to engage in that.
(910) 415-0854 View (910) 415-0854
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London Mingo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Hello! I am a therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of FL and NC. Over the past 10 years I've had the opportunity to work with diverse groups of individuals in many different settings. Through my experiences and focused trainings I am confident in my ability to help those struggling with adult ADHD, PTSD or trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, anxiety/depression, and perinatal mood disorders. I would love to have a free phone/video consultation to ensure we are a good match!
Hello! I am a therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of FL and NC. Over the past 10 years I've had the opportunity to work with diverse groups of individuals in many different settings. Through my experiences and focused trainings I am confident in my ability to help those struggling with adult ADHD, PTSD or trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, anxiety/depression, and perinatal mood disorders. I would love to have a free phone/video consultation to ensure we are a good match!
(252) 429-5437 View (252) 429-5437
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Claire Barco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Panic attacks, flashbacks, feeling on edge, anger outbursts, hopelessness. Trauma is disturbing. It can leave us feeling “crazy” and out of control of our own bodies. It can leave us feeling numb, no longer finding joy in activities that we once loved. It can cause many changes in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which may result in grief, as we miss “the old self.” I view these post-traumatic symptoms as a normal response to an abnormal event. However, the body has an intrinsic capacity for psychological self-healing. It is my passion to help people pursue healing from their traumatic experiences through a mind-body approach.
Panic attacks, flashbacks, feeling on edge, anger outbursts, hopelessness. Trauma is disturbing. It can leave us feeling “crazy” and out of control of our own bodies. It can leave us feeling numb, no longer finding joy in activities that we once loved. It can cause many changes in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which may result in grief, as we miss “the old self.” I view these post-traumatic symptoms as a normal response to an abnormal event. However, the body has an intrinsic capacity for psychological self-healing. It is my passion to help people pursue healing from their traumatic experiences through a mind-body approach.
(910) 543-2542 View (910) 543-2542
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James Douglas (Doug) Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Accepting New Clients- I have a good deal of experience in counseling those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, spirituality, and life transitions. I assist individuals and couples to achieve their goals by helping them to gain insight, improve coping skills, and build supportive and nurturing relationships. As a therapist who is a Christian, when asked, I am able to offer counseling services which integrate faith, Biblical concepts, and psychology in a way that respects each individual’s right to develop their own beliefs. My mission is to help my clients to feel better, and to enjoy life more fully.
Accepting New Clients- I have a good deal of experience in counseling those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, spirituality, and life transitions. I assist individuals and couples to achieve their goals by helping them to gain insight, improve coping skills, and build supportive and nurturing relationships. As a therapist who is a Christian, when asked, I am able to offer counseling services which integrate faith, Biblical concepts, and psychology in a way that respects each individual’s right to develop their own beliefs. My mission is to help my clients to feel better, and to enjoy life more fully.
(910) 218-8985 View (910) 218-8985
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Ellen Radcliff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28546  (Online Only)
Ellen offers online counseling all throughout NC and specializes in Christian counseling for individuals, couples, and families. If you are looking for help connecting and communicating with your spouse, building cohesion in your family, or working through trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, or anger from a faith-based perspective, Ellen may be a good fit for you. Ellen is rooted in a systemic lens and draws from structural, experiential, transgenerational, and humanistic models of therapy to connect with clients and to help them gain new insights.
Ellen offers online counseling all throughout NC and specializes in Christian counseling for individuals, couples, and families. If you are looking for help connecting and communicating with your spouse, building cohesion in your family, or working through trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, or anger from a faith-based perspective, Ellen may be a good fit for you. Ellen is rooted in a systemic lens and draws from structural, experiential, transgenerational, and humanistic models of therapy to connect with clients and to help them gain new insights.
(910) 519-8801 View (910) 519-8801
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Jennifer Tremblay Pettee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cape Carteret, NC 28584  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? We can be overwhelmed by many things; work/family demands, grief, romantic relationships, health, traumatic events, and so on. Sometimes, even when we feel like we SHOULD be happy, we are not. At Bonne Journée PLLC, I take a "Big Picture" approach to help empower clients to sort out what is meaningful and helpful in their lives.
Overwhelmed? We can be overwhelmed by many things; work/family demands, grief, romantic relationships, health, traumatic events, and so on. Sometimes, even when we feel like we SHOULD be happy, we are not. At Bonne Journée PLLC, I take a "Big Picture" approach to help empower clients to sort out what is meaningful and helpful in their lives.
(252) 542-2160 View (252) 542-2160
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Jason B Tuma
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Now accepting new clients. I’m Jason Tuma. I’m a licensed therapist and author of Anxious about Anxiety: a Workbook for Managing Anxiety. I have received training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, and personality disorders from the Beck Institute. This is the highest training possible for CBT. However, what truly set’s me apart is my counseling style. I always do my best to understand where you are coming from while providing guidance using my education. You can ensure that you will feel comfortable in session.
Now accepting new clients. I’m Jason Tuma. I’m a licensed therapist and author of Anxious about Anxiety: a Workbook for Managing Anxiety. I have received training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, and personality disorders from the Beck Institute. This is the highest training possible for CBT. However, what truly set’s me apart is my counseling style. I always do my best to understand where you are coming from while providing guidance using my education. You can ensure that you will feel comfortable in session.
(910) 838-6291 View (910) 838-6291

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Number of Therapists in Onslow County, NC

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Onslow County, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
77% Stress
76% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Onslow County, NC see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
10% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Onslow 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.