Therapists in Orange County, NC

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Photo of Greg Welikson, Psychologist in Orange County, NC
Greg Welikson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27517  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I feel privileged to help clients become more connected with themselves and others, experience symptom reduction, and develop more satisfying relationships. A caring, understanding, and empathetic therapeutic relationship is the foundation of my work with clients, and I am proud that past clients have expressed feeling safe, cared for, and accepted when working with me. I have extensive experience working with clients who have or are currently experiencing, anxiety, depression, relationship distress, loneliness, trauma, academic or career distress, identity development, and/or difficult life transitions.
I feel privileged to help clients become more connected with themselves and others, experience symptom reduction, and develop more satisfying relationships. A caring, understanding, and empathetic therapeutic relationship is the foundation of my work with clients, and I am proud that past clients have expressed feeling safe, cared for, and accepted when working with me. I have extensive experience working with clients who have or are currently experiencing, anxiety, depression, relationship distress, loneliness, trauma, academic or career distress, identity development, and/or difficult life transitions.
(919) 887-9547 View (919) 887-9547
Photo of Molly J. McDonald, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NC
Molly J. McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, MBA, CDM, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I provide Psychotherapy, Life & Clinical Coaching, Divorce Coaching & Mediation, Financial psychology counseling & expatriate counseling for individuals, couples and families; treatment and intervention for those affected by mood disorders (depression and anxiety), trauma, grief, loss and professional & personal transition. I have lived abroad, experienced numerous cultural, personal, and professional transitions myself which I draw on in my work. My combined background in mental health & business gives me a unique perspective that allows me to work with individuals who are facing challenges in their personal and professional lives.
I provide Psychotherapy, Life & Clinical Coaching, Divorce Coaching & Mediation, Financial psychology counseling & expatriate counseling for individuals, couples and families; treatment and intervention for those affected by mood disorders (depression and anxiety), trauma, grief, loss and professional & personal transition. I have lived abroad, experienced numerous cultural, personal, and professional transitions myself which I draw on in my work. My combined background in mental health & business gives me a unique perspective that allows me to work with individuals who are facing challenges in their personal and professional lives.
(202) 765-3876 View (202) 765-3876
Photo of Zoe Services, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orange County, NC
Zoe Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Sometimes in life we need someone to come along side us and walk with us for a while on our journey. I would describe myself as a sojourner. I provide a positive, nonjudgmental environment to see individuals as they work on addressing challenges they are facing. I work with teens and adults to address issues including depression, anxiety, infertility, life transitions, grief and loss along with parenting related stressors. Some of my speciality areas include: Postpartum issues, maternal mental health and EMDR. I also provide help to other professionals to address secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and "burn out".
Sometimes in life we need someone to come along side us and walk with us for a while on our journey. I would describe myself as a sojourner. I provide a positive, nonjudgmental environment to see individuals as they work on addressing challenges they are facing. I work with teens and adults to address issues including depression, anxiety, infertility, life transitions, grief and loss along with parenting related stressors. Some of my speciality areas include: Postpartum issues, maternal mental health and EMDR. I also provide help to other professionals to address secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and "burn out".
(984) 201-7693 View (984) 201-7693
Photo of Steph Koenig, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NC
Steph Koenig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, JD, Esq
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As an LCSW, psychotherapist, and attorney, I bring a multi-dimensional philosophy to my clinical work, which has included providing crisis intervention, individual, and group psychotherapy in inpatient facilities, mobile crisis and detox units, PHP and IOP programs, community-based outpatient clinics, equine-assisted settings, and college counseling centers. My legal experience has included policy research and advocacy in jails and DA’s offices. I enjoy guiding individuals through the complexities of mood disorders, psychosis, addiction, DV, and trauma - often intertwined with navigating challenging relationship and family dynamics.
As an LCSW, psychotherapist, and attorney, I bring a multi-dimensional philosophy to my clinical work, which has included providing crisis intervention, individual, and group psychotherapy in inpatient facilities, mobile crisis and detox units, PHP and IOP programs, community-based outpatient clinics, equine-assisted settings, and college counseling centers. My legal experience has included policy research and advocacy in jails and DA’s offices. I enjoy guiding individuals through the complexities of mood disorders, psychosis, addiction, DV, and trauma - often intertwined with navigating challenging relationship and family dynamics.
(919) 439-9925 View (919) 439-9925
Photo of True Living Counseling Services PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orange County, NC
True Living Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
There are a variety of reasons for deciding to participate in counseling. Some people have long term issues that hinder them from living the life that they wish and need assistance with dealing with these issues. Others have short term problems that they are not able to conquer on their own and need some guidance to mange this. Whatever your situation is, there are many dimensions of counseling that can relieve you of your stressful situation.
There are a variety of reasons for deciding to participate in counseling. Some people have long term issues that hinder them from living the life that they wish and need assistance with dealing with these issues. Others have short term problems that they are not able to conquer on their own and need some guidance to mange this. Whatever your situation is, there are many dimensions of counseling that can relieve you of your stressful situation.
(919) 372-0463 View (919) 372-0463
Photo of Julia Schoen Christy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NC
Julia Schoen Christy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
Julia strives to employ a holistic approach in her work, focusing on considering the whole person both through the lens of individual experiences as well as the lens of social identities. Her clinical work is heavily influenced by feminist and social justice theories. She implements strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy in an effort to empower individuals to better understand, contextualize, and manage their symptoms and reduce stress.
Julia strives to employ a holistic approach in her work, focusing on considering the whole person both through the lens of individual experiences as well as the lens of social identities. Her clinical work is heavily influenced by feminist and social justice theories. She implements strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy in an effort to empower individuals to better understand, contextualize, and manage their symptoms and reduce stress.
(984) 464-4399 x4 View (984) 464-4399 x4
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Kelty-Brooke Bailey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor serving clients in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. My practice is focused on work with adult women throughout the lifespan. I offer psychotherapy services and comprehensive clinical consultations and assessments. My approach to psychotherapy combines practical, solution focused work with warmth, compassion, and humor. I provide a safe and supportive environment where we can work together. I offer you my observations and thoughts and encourage you to be an active participant in clarifying concerns, setting goals, and evaluating progress.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor serving clients in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. My practice is focused on work with adult women throughout the lifespan. I offer psychotherapy services and comprehensive clinical consultations and assessments. My approach to psychotherapy combines practical, solution focused work with warmth, compassion, and humor. I provide a safe and supportive environment where we can work together. I offer you my observations and thoughts and encourage you to be an active participant in clarifying concerns, setting goals, and evaluating progress.
(984) 355-8447 View (984) 355-8447
Photo of Tara Escalante, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NC
Tara Escalante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Now accepting Medicare. Stressed-out? Feeling lost? Struggling to get through your day? Imagine a life without overwhelming anxiety, depression or self doubt, but instead you can feel empowered, self assured and even just relaxed despite all of life's stressors. Therapy can help you to achieve that self assurance, sense of peace and increased coping ability. I believe that everyone is unique and has their own unique journey; therefore, therapy should be person-centered and non-judgmental.
Now accepting Medicare. Stressed-out? Feeling lost? Struggling to get through your day? Imagine a life without overwhelming anxiety, depression or self doubt, but instead you can feel empowered, self assured and even just relaxed despite all of life's stressors. Therapy can help you to achieve that self assurance, sense of peace and increased coping ability. I believe that everyone is unique and has their own unique journey; therefore, therapy should be person-centered and non-judgmental.
(984) 229-8231 View (984) 229-8231
Photo of Bonnie Gilliom, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orange County, NC
Bonnie Gilliom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Psychotherapy is a powerful tool for breaking out of confusion and pain. For 21 years I have worked with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, job problems, trauma, gender identity issues, relationships, loneliness, anger, existential questions and unhappiness. One of my specialties is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which I find to be very effective method of treating post-traumatic stress resulting from trauma such as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. I also have worked extensively with couples, helping them establish goals for the relationship, teaching communication and conflict resolution skills.
Psychotherapy is a powerful tool for breaking out of confusion and pain. For 21 years I have worked with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, job problems, trauma, gender identity issues, relationships, loneliness, anger, existential questions and unhappiness. One of my specialties is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which I find to be very effective method of treating post-traumatic stress resulting from trauma such as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. I also have worked extensively with couples, helping them establish goals for the relationship, teaching communication and conflict resolution skills.
(919) 234-5285 View (919) 234-5285
Photo of Susan D. Griffith, Psychologist in Orange County, NC
Susan D. Griffith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
I find great pleasure in successful long-term therapy relationships. My clients are usually adults who can appreciate and learn well from a working relationship with a good therapist. Please visit my website EasyToTalkTo.com. I am "seeing" all my clients on the telephone at this time, with great success. (I again have times free for Medicare patients.) Financial information: I can accept payments from many medical insurance companies as well as provide therapy for self-pay clients, using a sliding scale. I love my clients. Email me with questions: susandgriffithphd@gmail.com
I find great pleasure in successful long-term therapy relationships. My clients are usually adults who can appreciate and learn well from a working relationship with a good therapist. Please visit my website EasyToTalkTo.com. I am "seeing" all my clients on the telephone at this time, with great success. (I again have times free for Medicare patients.) Financial information: I can accept payments from many medical insurance companies as well as provide therapy for self-pay clients, using a sliding scale. I love my clients. Email me with questions: susandgriffithphd@gmail.com
(919) 343-9551 View (919) 343-9551
Photo of Archna Prasad-Gaur, Psychologist in Orange County, NC
Archna Prasad-Gaur
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Whether you are a parent concerned about your child's socio emotional well-being, a teenager feeling disconnected and lost, or a young adult struggling with life's transitions and relationships, I can support you or your child to live a life with joy and purpose. By promoting mindful awareness I help my young clients make changes in their lives towards wellness. I am trained and experienced in a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, ADHD, mood, adoption, adjustment, and other social and behavioral difficulties.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Whether you are a parent concerned about your child's socio emotional well-being, a teenager feeling disconnected and lost, or a young adult struggling with life's transitions and relationships, I can support you or your child to live a life with joy and purpose. By promoting mindful awareness I help my young clients make changes in their lives towards wellness. I am trained and experienced in a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, ADHD, mood, adoption, adjustment, and other social and behavioral difficulties.
(336) 396-7628 View (336) 396-7628
Photo of Rafael Martinez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orange County, NC
Rafael Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
I whole-heartedly believe that you are the expert on you! I hold the framework in our work together that you contain the inner wisdom around what you need for healing and growth. My role is to help you identify, strengthen, and listen to that inner guidance. At times this inner-knowing can become muted or distorted.
I whole-heartedly believe that you are the expert on you! I hold the framework in our work together that you contain the inner wisdom around what you need for healing and growth. My role is to help you identify, strengthen, and listen to that inner guidance. At times this inner-knowing can become muted or distorted.
(984) 999-1592 View (984) 999-1592
Photo of Sandee Nebel, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Orange County, NC
Sandee Nebel
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LPC, LCMHC, LPCMHSP, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27516  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with adjusting to change? Are past traumas keeping you stuck? There are so many changes universally right now and they can be overwhelming. Even adapting back to what we are referring to as "normalcy" is different and new. Or, do you have some issues with feeling confident in one or more areas of your life? I get it. Sometimes clients come to me for support and guidance with their relationships, yet their work situation is mostly satisfying. And still others would like to feel more comfortable in their family role, professional role, or even in their roles in general. They would like to be able to move forward.
Are you struggling with adjusting to change? Are past traumas keeping you stuck? There are so many changes universally right now and they can be overwhelming. Even adapting back to what we are referring to as "normalcy" is different and new. Or, do you have some issues with feeling confident in one or more areas of your life? I get it. Sometimes clients come to me for support and guidance with their relationships, yet their work situation is mostly satisfying. And still others would like to feel more comfortable in their family role, professional role, or even in their roles in general. They would like to be able to move forward.
(336) 438-2599 View (336) 438-2599
Photo of Laura Brightwood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NC
Laura Brightwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, M-Div
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
For decades, I've helped people find new paths through their life challenges. By developing a deep client relationship, applying complementary therapeutic approaches, my goal is to help YOU uncover your true potential and power to live a life you enjoy. Do you doubt that is possible? Therapy may consist of practicing skills related to social and emotional learning and learning how your beliefs about life effect everything. Uncovering and navigating your life stories - telling those stories over and over - of depression, trauma, anxiety, loss, and stress helps YOU figure out YOUR path. Want to try?
For decades, I've helped people find new paths through their life challenges. By developing a deep client relationship, applying complementary therapeutic approaches, my goal is to help YOU uncover your true potential and power to live a life you enjoy. Do you doubt that is possible? Therapy may consist of practicing skills related to social and emotional learning and learning how your beliefs about life effect everything. Uncovering and navigating your life stories - telling those stories over and over - of depression, trauma, anxiety, loss, and stress helps YOU figure out YOUR path. Want to try?
(919) 666-2083 View (919) 666-2083
Photo of Briana Garcia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NC
Briana Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Maybe you find yourself feeling “stuck in the past”. Maybe you’re exhausted from feeling like you can’t be yourself and are yearning for a more authentic life. Maybe you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Regardless of what wellness looks like for you, healing and growing is a journey..but you don’t have to go at it alone. I am passionate about helping you along the way- whether you’re just starting to think about change or you’ve been contemplating about it for a while. Through the ups and downs that may come, I will be right beside you providing a safe, inclusive, and affirming space.
Maybe you find yourself feeling “stuck in the past”. Maybe you’re exhausted from feeling like you can’t be yourself and are yearning for a more authentic life. Maybe you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Regardless of what wellness looks like for you, healing and growing is a journey..but you don’t have to go at it alone. I am passionate about helping you along the way- whether you’re just starting to think about change or you’ve been contemplating about it for a while. Through the ups and downs that may come, I will be right beside you providing a safe, inclusive, and affirming space.
(919) 246-4738 View (919) 246-4738
Photo of Siobhan E. Colgan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NC
Siobhan E. Colgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MPH, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carrboro, NC 27510
Currently accepting new clients for spring 2024. I currently have limited weekly therapy openings, with some morning and early afternoon weekday options. After school appointment times for kids/teens are extremely limited and may be on a waiting list. Potential new clients can schedule a free 15-minute consultation online via my website, leave me a voice message, or email me to connect. I typically see clients weekly at a usual standing time. Regular parent visits are also required for my child/teen clients.
Currently accepting new clients for spring 2024. I currently have limited weekly therapy openings, with some morning and early afternoon weekday options. After school appointment times for kids/teens are extremely limited and may be on a waiting list. Potential new clients can schedule a free 15-minute consultation online via my website, leave me a voice message, or email me to connect. I typically see clients weekly at a usual standing time. Regular parent visits are also required for my child/teen clients.
(919) 343-5629 View (919) 343-5629
Photo of J Bass, Counselor in Orange County, NC
J Bass
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I proudly identify as an LGBTQ therapist who believes in a therapeutic relationship that is steeped in active listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I offer an integrative approach to clients that focuses on the client’s unique needs and identities. One of my primary specialties is affirmative and knowledgable therapy for LGBTQ clients. I use various counseling techniques such as unconditional positive regard, Nurture Play Structure (NPS), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as well as psychoeducation to provide an individualized plan of care.
I proudly identify as an LGBTQ therapist who believes in a therapeutic relationship that is steeped in active listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I offer an integrative approach to clients that focuses on the client’s unique needs and identities. One of my primary specialties is affirmative and knowledgable therapy for LGBTQ clients. I use various counseling techniques such as unconditional positive regard, Nurture Play Structure (NPS), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as well as psychoeducation to provide an individualized plan of care.
(919) 298-8795 View (919) 298-8795
Photo of Hannah Rossi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NC
Hannah Rossi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Feeling overwhelmed by stress or caught up in worry? Have your efforts toward various goals—be it in relationships, health, career, or athletic performance—left you feeling discouraged or disconnected? Maybe you're starting to recognize the ways fear, self-doubt, or old survival skills are holding you back. Are you eager to experiment with new actions and perspectives? I look forward to helping you discover your strengths and move in the direction of your unique values!
Feeling overwhelmed by stress or caught up in worry? Have your efforts toward various goals—be it in relationships, health, career, or athletic performance—left you feeling discouraged or disconnected? Maybe you're starting to recognize the ways fear, self-doubt, or old survival skills are holding you back. Are you eager to experiment with new actions and perspectives? I look forward to helping you discover your strengths and move in the direction of your unique values!
(919) 629-1176 View (919) 629-1176
Photo of Leslie Cloninger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orange County, NC
Leslie Cloninger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
A believer in self-actualization, Leslie is eager to empower you to become your best self. To be known is one of life’s greatest adventures and sometimes we have to feel safe to gain insight into thought and behavioral patterns in order to grow and change in positive ways. Partnering with you to develop the tools you need to be able to meet life’s challenges, Leslie is honored and excited to help folxs on the journey toward full, balanced, authentic lives. Sometimes emotions are tough but together, Leslie works to help you fully experience your emotions and learn how to regulate them through building self-compassion and acceptance.
A believer in self-actualization, Leslie is eager to empower you to become your best self. To be known is one of life’s greatest adventures and sometimes we have to feel safe to gain insight into thought and behavioral patterns in order to grow and change in positive ways. Partnering with you to develop the tools you need to be able to meet life’s challenges, Leslie is honored and excited to help folxs on the journey toward full, balanced, authentic lives. Sometimes emotions are tough but together, Leslie works to help you fully experience your emotions and learn how to regulate them through building self-compassion and acceptance.
(919) 443-6355 View (919) 443-6355
Photo of Amy Wildwood, Licensed Professional Counselor in Orange County, NC
Amy Wildwood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHA, SEP
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Something crazy or intense happened. Maybe you know what it was or maybe you don't. Maybe it's still happening. Or maybe something has always felt a bit off or harder than seems necessary. Or maybe you just feel stuck. I would be happy to walk the path with you of finding ways to resolve, rebuild, and renegotiate how you respond to situations, people, and yourself. I am trained in many body- and nervous system-based modalities, such as Somatic Experiencing, NARM, BASE, co-regulating touch, Brainspotting, NLP, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), & EMDR. I also work with couples learning how to communicate better.
Something crazy or intense happened. Maybe you know what it was or maybe you don't. Maybe it's still happening. Or maybe something has always felt a bit off or harder than seems necessary. Or maybe you just feel stuck. I would be happy to walk the path with you of finding ways to resolve, rebuild, and renegotiate how you respond to situations, people, and yourself. I am trained in many body- and nervous system-based modalities, such as Somatic Experiencing, NARM, BASE, co-regulating touch, Brainspotting, NLP, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), & EMDR. I also work with couples learning how to communicate better.
(919) 642-4882 View (919) 642-4882

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Number of Therapists in Orange County, NC

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Orange County, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
71% Stress
70% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
43% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Orange County, NC see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Orange 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.