Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Jennifer Viemont
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
Accepting New Clients-I help young adults (ages 17-27) overcome anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other challenges they may face. We don’t stop there, though. My goal is to help you build the life you want. Once we’ve alleviated the primary symptoms you’re dealing with, we’ll move on to identifying who you want to be and how you want your life to look—and determine how you can get there.
Accepting New Clients-I help young adults (ages 17-27) overcome anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other challenges they may face. We don’t stop there, though. My goal is to help you build the life you want. Once we’ve alleviated the primary symptoms you’re dealing with, we’ll move on to identifying who you want to be and how you want your life to look—and determine how you can get there.
(984) 400-5158 View (984) 400-5158
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Hayley Hughes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking out a therapist can be one of the most challenging and rewarding decisions you can make. My goal is to provide a warm, compassionate, trauma informed, and nonjudgmental approach to treatment. I believe humor is an important part of the process! I have a special interest in working with folks experiencing anxiety, adjustment/transition issues, prenatal/postpartum concerns, perfectionism, family/relational issues (including history of relational trauma), body image concerns, and sport and performance issues. I work well with college students, athletes, early-career professionals, and pregnant folks/parents of young children.
Seeking out a therapist can be one of the most challenging and rewarding decisions you can make. My goal is to provide a warm, compassionate, trauma informed, and nonjudgmental approach to treatment. I believe humor is an important part of the process! I have a special interest in working with folks experiencing anxiety, adjustment/transition issues, prenatal/postpartum concerns, perfectionism, family/relational issues (including history of relational trauma), body image concerns, and sport and performance issues. I work well with college students, athletes, early-career professionals, and pregnant folks/parents of young children.
(984) 204-6272 View (984) 204-6272
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Krista Saab Bennett
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Taking the step to begin therapy (or to begin therapy again) is not an easy one and I applaud you for doing it! I believe that one of the most important reasons therapy is successful is the positive relationship built between therapist and client & I think it matters to find a therapist who meets your needs and provides a space where you feel most comfortable to get to work. My approach in session always leads with curiosity about your experience and the ways you have learned to navigate it, with the goal of providing a warm, creative and open space that is free of judgment.
Taking the step to begin therapy (or to begin therapy again) is not an easy one and I applaud you for doing it! I believe that one of the most important reasons therapy is successful is the positive relationship built between therapist and client & I think it matters to find a therapist who meets your needs and provides a space where you feel most comfortable to get to work. My approach in session always leads with curiosity about your experience and the ways you have learned to navigate it, with the goal of providing a warm, creative and open space that is free of judgment.
(984) 224-7483 View (984) 224-7483
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Elizabeth Brenneman
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Elizabeth, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness. I believe that everyone deserves a space to feel safe, heard, and supported. My therapeutic approach embraces all aspects of who you are. I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults experiencing grief and loss. I understand that grief is a deeply personal experience, and I will tailor my approach to meet each client’s experience. My goal is to support you in finding a way to move forward while honoring the significance of what you have lost.
I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Elizabeth, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness. I believe that everyone deserves a space to feel safe, heard, and supported. My therapeutic approach embraces all aspects of who you are. I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults experiencing grief and loss. I understand that grief is a deeply personal experience, and I will tailor my approach to meet each client’s experience. My goal is to support you in finding a way to move forward while honoring the significance of what you have lost.
(984) 646-0347 View (984) 646-0347
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RSR Psychology and Learning Group, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Dr. Stephanie Renfrow and her team specialize in PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL and NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL testing for children and adults. RSR Learning Group offers all-inclusive services (e.g., consultation, diagnostic testing, learning strategies, study skill building, etc.). They are experts dedicated to uncovering intellectual, developmental, emotional and cognitive strengths and weaknesses in order to optimize academic achievement, social and personal success. To schedule a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION, please visit https://calendly.com/dr-renfrow
Dr. Stephanie Renfrow and her team specialize in PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL and NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL testing for children and adults. RSR Learning Group offers all-inclusive services (e.g., consultation, diagnostic testing, learning strategies, study skill building, etc.). They are experts dedicated to uncovering intellectual, developmental, emotional and cognitive strengths and weaknesses in order to optimize academic achievement, social and personal success. To schedule a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION, please visit https://calendly.com/dr-renfrow
(919) 276-8321 View (919) 276-8321
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A Peace of Mind Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
A Peace of Mind Family Counseling (APMFC) is dedicated to providing comprehensive therapy services to individuals, children, teenagers, and families residing in Raleigh, N.C., and its neighboring areas. I am committed to supporting my clients through a wide range of challenges and have specialized expertise in addressing various concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, childhood disorders, ADHD, autism, and more. At APMFC, I recognize that every person's journey is unique. With over 12 years of clinical experience I believe in approaching each client with compassion, empathy, and respect.
A Peace of Mind Family Counseling (APMFC) is dedicated to providing comprehensive therapy services to individuals, children, teenagers, and families residing in Raleigh, N.C., and its neighboring areas. I am committed to supporting my clients through a wide range of challenges and have specialized expertise in addressing various concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, childhood disorders, ADHD, autism, and more. At APMFC, I recognize that every person's journey is unique. With over 12 years of clinical experience I believe in approaching each client with compassion, empathy, and respect.
(919) 251-6628 View (919) 251-6628
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Jennifer Nelson-Tripathi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
I am accepting a waitlist for individual clients and am accepting group clients. It takes strength to seek support and you should be so proud of yourself for coming this far! Are you a female struggling with your relationship with food such as binge eating, restricted eating, or emotional eating? Do you struggle with overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety, or low self-love/compassion/esteem? You are not alone. Many women, including myself have struggled with disordered eating, stress management, symptoms of anxiety, and loving ourselves the way we deserve.
I am accepting a waitlist for individual clients and am accepting group clients. It takes strength to seek support and you should be so proud of yourself for coming this far! Are you a female struggling with your relationship with food such as binge eating, restricted eating, or emotional eating? Do you struggle with overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety, or low self-love/compassion/esteem? You are not alone. Many women, including myself have struggled with disordered eating, stress management, symptoms of anxiety, and loving ourselves the way we deserve.
(919) 737-2357 View (919) 737-2357
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Gabriella Johr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I'm a clinical psychologist who is located in North Carolina, but also doing teleheatlh in New York and Florida. I enjoy working with adults to solve life's challenges in individual and couples therapy. My clients mostly struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and difficulties adjusting to life changes. I also work with couples to gain a more satisfying relationship based on friendship and intimacy. While therapy can seem like an uncertain journey, it often leads to remarkable growth and self-discovery with the right professional support.
I'm a clinical psychologist who is located in North Carolina, but also doing teleheatlh in New York and Florida. I enjoy working with adults to solve life's challenges in individual and couples therapy. My clients mostly struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and difficulties adjusting to life changes. I also work with couples to gain a more satisfying relationship based on friendship and intimacy. While therapy can seem like an uncertain journey, it often leads to remarkable growth and self-discovery with the right professional support.
(919) 582-7343 View (919) 582-7343
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Katie Johnson, LCMHC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Katie (she/her), and I am a psychotherapist, wife, mother, and enjoy spending my time outside. My educational background consists of earning my bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Science at The Ohio State University and my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I’ve been practicing for over six years in a variety of settings from working with marginalized groups, a school counselor, and in the private practice sector. I believe we are all good inside, and sometimes our current or past experiences can make us feel shame, disappointment, shock, or overwhelm.
Welcome! My name is Katie (she/her), and I am a psychotherapist, wife, mother, and enjoy spending my time outside. My educational background consists of earning my bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Science at The Ohio State University and my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I’ve been practicing for over six years in a variety of settings from working with marginalized groups, a school counselor, and in the private practice sector. I believe we are all good inside, and sometimes our current or past experiences can make us feel shame, disappointment, shock, or overwhelm.
(919) 883-9102 View (919) 883-9102
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Becky Barnette
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons why you might be seeking therapy at this time. You may be experiencing an underlying sense of unease, sadness, or fear and recognize that something is missing or is just not right. You may be facing a difficult situation that feels overwhelming or has you questioning everything you once knew. You may have unhealed wounds and traumas from the past that continue to cause distress for you now. Relationships may be conflictual or you may feel a sense of separation from others. You are ready for change.
There are many reasons why you might be seeking therapy at this time. You may be experiencing an underlying sense of unease, sadness, or fear and recognize that something is missing or is just not right. You may be facing a difficult situation that feels overwhelming or has you questioning everything you once knew. You may have unhealed wounds and traumas from the past that continue to cause distress for you now. Relationships may be conflictual or you may feel a sense of separation from others. You are ready for change.
(984) 364-8220 View (984) 364-8220
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Roxanne Rosenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
Pregnancy, Postpartum, Reproductive, Adoption, Parenting, & Trauma Psychotherapy: I am a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of experience working with women, birth givers, and parents. I hold psychology degrees from Yale and Duke, as well as a certification in perinatal mental health. I am a perpetual student, always looking to learn new ways I can support my clients. Years working in adoptions has also equipped me to support birthparents, prospective & current adoptive parents, & adopted teens/adults. I primary use DBT and ACT.
Pregnancy, Postpartum, Reproductive, Adoption, Parenting, & Trauma Psychotherapy: I am a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of experience working with women, birth givers, and parents. I hold psychology degrees from Yale and Duke, as well as a certification in perinatal mental health. I am a perpetual student, always looking to learn new ways I can support my clients. Years working in adoptions has also equipped me to support birthparents, prospective & current adoptive parents, & adopted teens/adults. I primary use DBT and ACT.
(919) 583-6258 View (919) 583-6258
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Family First Choice
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with children and adolescents (including sibling groups), on various issues, including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, anger management, trauma, ADHD, stress, life transitions, intrusive thoughts, and more. My preferred methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Play/Art Therapy for my younger clients. We currently offer telehealth services, which can allow the clients to have a sense of comfort within their own space to conduct their counseling needs. I look forward to offering you my services.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents (including sibling groups), on various issues, including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, anger management, trauma, ADHD, stress, life transitions, intrusive thoughts, and more. My preferred methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Play/Art Therapy for my younger clients. We currently offer telehealth services, which can allow the clients to have a sense of comfort within their own space to conduct their counseling needs. I look forward to offering you my services.
(919) 891-1134 View (919) 891-1134
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Jimmy Treires
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Many individuals struggle with social conditions such as depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, mood disorders and stress. I believe the journey in the therapist-client relationship begins with a safe, trusting therapeutic environment and ends with the client being empowered to manage life's many challenges. This is very rewarding to me personally and I look forward to helping you obtain the quality of life you desire. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in setting up an appointment.
Many individuals struggle with social conditions such as depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, mood disorders and stress. I believe the journey in the therapist-client relationship begins with a safe, trusting therapeutic environment and ends with the client being empowered to manage life's many challenges. This is very rewarding to me personally and I look forward to helping you obtain the quality of life you desire. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in setting up an appointment.
(919) 343-5365 View (919) 343-5365
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Clarity Psychological Wellness
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Accepting New Clients! Struggling to find meaningful connection in your life? Sometimes the harder we work to come up for air, the more we feel like we are drowning. We have specialized training in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, insomnia, disordered eating, chronic illness, and depression. Our focus is not just on short term symptom relief, but long term understanding of the dynamics that keep us stuck. We'll take the time to truly understand your history, triggers, and all contributing factors in order to build an individualized plan for treatment.
Accepting New Clients! Struggling to find meaningful connection in your life? Sometimes the harder we work to come up for air, the more we feel like we are drowning. We have specialized training in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, insomnia, disordered eating, chronic illness, and depression. Our focus is not just on short term symptom relief, but long term understanding of the dynamics that keep us stuck. We'll take the time to truly understand your history, triggers, and all contributing factors in order to build an individualized plan for treatment.
(984) 459-7666 x1 View (984) 459-7666 x1
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Luis Jose Marcano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Currently accepting new clients. I'm a bilingual counselor my goal to provide with a comfortable, safe and supportive environment conducive to growth and improvement of your quality of life by learning ways to cope, adjust and address life barriers. I believe in a collaborative approach to develop individual counseling goals or explore options during consultations for developing a plan to achieve desire target. I will walk next to you in a non-judgmental way and all interventions and desire outcomes will be align with your personality and needs.
Currently accepting new clients. I'm a bilingual counselor my goal to provide with a comfortable, safe and supportive environment conducive to growth and improvement of your quality of life by learning ways to cope, adjust and address life barriers. I believe in a collaborative approach to develop individual counseling goals or explore options during consultations for developing a plan to achieve desire target. I will walk next to you in a non-judgmental way and all interventions and desire outcomes will be align with your personality and needs.
(919) 372-4350 View (919) 372-4350
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Samantha Quiel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Accepting New Clients-I believe that we all face unique challenges throughout our lives. I provide a space for you to authentically be yourself, without judgment. I aim to forge a trusting relationship to help you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings. I provide support as we process through tough times, ask questions, and work with you to find solutions to your challenges. There are no quick fixes, but developing life skills, improving self-respect, and connecting with loved ones can be key in building a positive path for your future. We will create a custom treatment plan that works best for you.
Accepting New Clients-I believe that we all face unique challenges throughout our lives. I provide a space for you to authentically be yourself, without judgment. I aim to forge a trusting relationship to help you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings. I provide support as we process through tough times, ask questions, and work with you to find solutions to your challenges. There are no quick fixes, but developing life skills, improving self-respect, and connecting with loved ones can be key in building a positive path for your future. We will create a custom treatment plan that works best for you.
(919) 289-4023 View (919) 289-4023
Jo Teague
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SAP, NCAC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
I conduct Substance Abuse Evaluations for DOT employees who have violated an alcohol or drug regulation. I help the employee get back to work as soon as possible by completing the 'return to duty process. I also do Substance Abuse assessment s for the general public who may have received a drug charge and need fulfill a court/ lawyer requirement. I counsel any individual where alcohol or drugs have negatively impacted their lives and want to make a change for the better.
I conduct Substance Abuse Evaluations for DOT employees who have violated an alcohol or drug regulation. I help the employee get back to work as soon as possible by completing the 'return to duty process. I also do Substance Abuse assessment s for the general public who may have received a drug charge and need fulfill a court/ lawyer requirement. I counsel any individual where alcohol or drugs have negatively impacted their lives and want to make a change for the better.
(919) 762-6856 View (919) 762-6856
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Leigh Joiner - NOCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
Having worked with diverse individuals in the mental health field, my strength lies in creating an open and attentive space for people to be their authentic selves. As an advocate first and therapist second, my priority is always supporting and amplifying the voices of those with complex needs. Working in the behavioral health field, I've seen the limitations and misunderstandings many people face concerning OCD. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. We deeply understand the nuances and intricacies of OCD, enabling us to properly diagnose and treat it.
Having worked with diverse individuals in the mental health field, my strength lies in creating an open and attentive space for people to be their authentic selves. As an advocate first and therapist second, my priority is always supporting and amplifying the voices of those with complex needs. Working in the behavioral health field, I've seen the limitations and misunderstandings many people face concerning OCD. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. We deeply understand the nuances and intricacies of OCD, enabling us to properly diagnose and treat it.
(312) 766-6780 View (312) 766-6780
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Jennifer Martin
MSEd, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lost? Have you recently lost someone close to you or are you facing major transitions in your life? Are you a couple or family that needs an unbiased ear to help work through relationship issues? Maybe you are drowning in fear, anxiety, and worry. We all go through rough patches in our lives some more challenging than others. While on our journeys, we face life transitions, events and milestones that can rock us to our core. You do not have to navigate these obstacles alone. You do not have to just live with your anxiousness, sadness or fear. I would be honored to support you and guide you.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lost? Have you recently lost someone close to you or are you facing major transitions in your life? Are you a couple or family that needs an unbiased ear to help work through relationship issues? Maybe you are drowning in fear, anxiety, and worry. We all go through rough patches in our lives some more challenging than others. While on our journeys, we face life transitions, events and milestones that can rock us to our core. You do not have to navigate these obstacles alone. You do not have to just live with your anxiousness, sadness or fear. I would be honored to support you and guide you.
(984) 217-1771 View (984) 217-1771
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Lauren Stevens
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping both individuals and couples navigate current struggles such as depression, anxiety, and life changes. I look to provide you with healing and growth. I am experienced in working with women's issues, LGBTQ+ individuals, depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship challenges (communication, infidelity, intimacy, and connection). I base my treatment and recommendations on each client's unique situation, history, and presenting needs or goals.
I am passionate about helping both individuals and couples navigate current struggles such as depression, anxiety, and life changes. I look to provide you with healing and growth. I am experienced in working with women's issues, LGBTQ+ individuals, depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship challenges (communication, infidelity, intimacy, and connection). I base my treatment and recommendations on each client's unique situation, history, and presenting needs or goals.
(919) 444-8859 View (919) 444-8859

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Raleigh, NC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Raleigh, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Raleigh, NC see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Raleigh?

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.