Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Emily Carvajal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Emily Carvajal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in providing strength-based support to children, teens, and adults in both mental health and child and family service settings. Emily has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, working with clients impacted by chronic illness, disability, anxiety, depression, family and relationship challenges, complex social stressors, and trauma. Emily completed her bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development at San Diego State University, and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
Emily Carvajal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in providing strength-based support to children, teens, and adults in both mental health and child and family service settings. Emily has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, working with clients impacted by chronic illness, disability, anxiety, depression, family and relationship challenges, complex social stressors, and trauma. Emily completed her bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development at San Diego State University, and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
(984) 464-7071 View (984) 464-7071
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Sherisse Kelly Bailey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CSI, CSOTS, DOTSAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
Welcome to Mind Over Matters Counseling. My name is Sherisse Bailey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I like to begin by thanking you for taking the first step in becoming a healthier you. I believe the counseling experience is journey of self discovery; one that is special, private, and a mutual interaction between the counselor and the consumer. Trust and genuine understanding is a crucial aspect of this relationship.
Welcome to Mind Over Matters Counseling. My name is Sherisse Bailey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I like to begin by thanking you for taking the first step in becoming a healthier you. I believe the counseling experience is journey of self discovery; one that is special, private, and a mutual interaction between the counselor and the consumer. Trust and genuine understanding is a crucial aspect of this relationship.
(919) 439-4984 View (919) 439-4984
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Shayla St James
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 8-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 8-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
(855) 467-1300 View (855) 467-1300
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Madison Veasey
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Our mental health is a process, not a destination. And healing does not have to be linear. Whether it be processing trauma, figuring out a life transition, or needing a safe place to express your feelings, our time together is meant to help you find the most effective way to move forward for you. By building a relationship centered on safety, authenticity, and collaboration, I help to foster an environment where you can begin to explore, heal, and grow. You will also occasionally see my dog, Delaney, stop by to make sure we are staying on track!
Our mental health is a process, not a destination. And healing does not have to be linear. Whether it be processing trauma, figuring out a life transition, or needing a safe place to express your feelings, our time together is meant to help you find the most effective way to move forward for you. By building a relationship centered on safety, authenticity, and collaboration, I help to foster an environment where you can begin to explore, heal, and grow. You will also occasionally see my dog, Delaney, stop by to make sure we are staying on track!
(984) 207-3193 View (984) 207-3193
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Anthony Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
My counseling experience includes work with couples, individuals, and families experiencing relationship difficulties, conflict, and communication issues. My areas of counseling specialization include marital / relational issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, infidelity, trauma, past hurts, and life transitions. In addition to my masters degree in social work, and my counseling license, I also have a master of divinity degree and 25+ years as a pastor.
My counseling experience includes work with couples, individuals, and families experiencing relationship difficulties, conflict, and communication issues. My areas of counseling specialization include marital / relational issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, infidelity, trauma, past hurts, and life transitions. In addition to my masters degree in social work, and my counseling license, I also have a master of divinity degree and 25+ years as a pastor.
(919) 607-4217 View (919) 607-4217
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Monika Shontz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Monika Shontz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and experienced healthcare professional. Monika provides individual, couples, and family therapy services for adults. She has experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, grief and loss/complex bereavement, family systems, life-transitions, depression, anxiety, and other stress related disorders. Monika has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, Hospice, and outpatient therapy settings.
Monika Shontz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and experienced healthcare professional. Monika provides individual, couples, and family therapy services for adults. She has experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, grief and loss/complex bereavement, family systems, life-transitions, depression, anxiety, and other stress related disorders. Monika has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, Hospice, and outpatient therapy settings.
(984) 205-1316 View (984) 205-1316
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Valerie Luberecki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with individual teens and adults, as well as couples and families who are struggling with a variety of life’s challenges. Common issues addressed in therapy include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict resolution, grief and loss issues, healing from trauma, managing life transitions, and setting healthy boundaries. I utilize a strengths based approach coupled with a variety of therapeutic techniques to support clients in reaching their goals and moving forward.
I enjoy working with individual teens and adults, as well as couples and families who are struggling with a variety of life’s challenges. Common issues addressed in therapy include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict resolution, grief and loss issues, healing from trauma, managing life transitions, and setting healthy boundaries. I utilize a strengths based approach coupled with a variety of therapeutic techniques to support clients in reaching their goals and moving forward.
(984) 422-3652 View (984) 422-3652
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Adam Brandt
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
Adam holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton and a doctoral degree in counseling and counselor education from North Carolina State University. Adam specializes in working with young adults and adults through life transitions, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive concerns, identity development, and existential/spiritual/religious concerns.
Adam holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton and a doctoral degree in counseling and counselor education from North Carolina State University. Adam specializes in working with young adults and adults through life transitions, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive concerns, identity development, and existential/spiritual/religious concerns.
(984) 204-6257 View (984) 204-6257
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Cecelia Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Life transitions for people can be difficult to maneuver. As a therapist, I believe that we all have our unique journeys and story to tell. I strive to provide a safe place during this time of self-discovery and growth. I am here as a guide so that you do not have to struggle alone. My goal is to encourage and empower you to further develop your purpose in life. I find joy in helping my clients set goals and acquire skills to help them deal with their unique challenges. I also provide a unique perspective as a first generation American. So navigating cultural differences is something that I know can be difficult during your journey.
Life transitions for people can be difficult to maneuver. As a therapist, I believe that we all have our unique journeys and story to tell. I strive to provide a safe place during this time of self-discovery and growth. I am here as a guide so that you do not have to struggle alone. My goal is to encourage and empower you to further develop your purpose in life. I find joy in helping my clients set goals and acquire skills to help them deal with their unique challenges. I also provide a unique perspective as a first generation American. So navigating cultural differences is something that I know can be difficult during your journey.
(984) 231-8180 View (984) 231-8180
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Andrea Wallenbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Waitlist for new clients
What kind of person do you really want to be? For yourself, for your relationships, for your community? What is getting in the way? I partner with individuals and couples that want a life of peace and purpose. I can not erase pain and hardship, however, I can provide guidance in creating the life YOU want in the midst of life’s inevitable ups and downs. From the beginning we will clarify your goals and practice skills together in order to bring the changes you desire. This might include learning to set and reinforce boundaries or untangling from painful thoughts memories or urges. Regardless of the goals, we will work together.
What kind of person do you really want to be? For yourself, for your relationships, for your community? What is getting in the way? I partner with individuals and couples that want a life of peace and purpose. I can not erase pain and hardship, however, I can provide guidance in creating the life YOU want in the midst of life’s inevitable ups and downs. From the beginning we will clarify your goals and practice skills together in order to bring the changes you desire. This might include learning to set and reinforce boundaries or untangling from painful thoughts memories or urges. Regardless of the goals, we will work together.
(919) 343-9458 View (919) 343-9458
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Lacrisha Holcomb
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHCA, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Greetings, friend! My name is Lacrisha and I have provided cognitive behavioral therapy to hundreds of diverse individuals of all ages in my previous roles as a group home Residential Counselor, Addictions Counselor, Family Intervention Specialist, Veteran Care Manager, and Therapist. If you are seeking a safe space to process stressors, workplace drama, personal trauma, relationship issues and more, I would be happy to assist! Therapy is a great tool for improving self-awareness and being proactive in managing your wellness. Reclaim your peace and contact me for more information on how we can collaborate on your healing journey!
Greetings, friend! My name is Lacrisha and I have provided cognitive behavioral therapy to hundreds of diverse individuals of all ages in my previous roles as a group home Residential Counselor, Addictions Counselor, Family Intervention Specialist, Veteran Care Manager, and Therapist. If you are seeking a safe space to process stressors, workplace drama, personal trauma, relationship issues and more, I would be happy to assist! Therapy is a great tool for improving self-awareness and being proactive in managing your wellness. Reclaim your peace and contact me for more information on how we can collaborate on your healing journey!
(984) 985-2471 View (984) 985-2471
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Helena Alexis Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with low libido, sexual dysfunction, depression/anxiety, or the stress of everyday life? Are you struggling to connect physically/emotionally/sexually with your partner? Is communication strained? If so, I am here to help you develop the skills you need to get through life's most challenging moments. Daily, people are searching for relief from internal struggles, personal hardships, and sexual challenges. I want to be the one to help you with any of these issues. Additionally, as a black therapist, I am aware of the struggles people and women of color face on a daily basis. I take pride in helping all heal.
Do you struggle with low libido, sexual dysfunction, depression/anxiety, or the stress of everyday life? Are you struggling to connect physically/emotionally/sexually with your partner? Is communication strained? If so, I am here to help you develop the skills you need to get through life's most challenging moments. Daily, people are searching for relief from internal struggles, personal hardships, and sexual challenges. I want to be the one to help you with any of these issues. Additionally, as a black therapist, I am aware of the struggles people and women of color face on a daily basis. I take pride in helping all heal.
(984) 239-5876 View (984) 239-5876
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Jessica Cuttance at Nourish Carolina Counseling
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, CYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
Are you struggling to connect with yourself and others? Are emotional difficulties impacting your ability to show up authentically in the world? Do you suspect there might be deeper, more complex themes you have not yet explored about yourself or your past that contribute to your current state? If so, I would love to work with you! I will accept you for exactly who you are, without judgment. Together, we will ease restore balance in your nervous system, build emotional resilience, increase your capacity for positive emotions, and develop behaviors consistent with your most authentic, organic self.
Are you struggling to connect with yourself and others? Are emotional difficulties impacting your ability to show up authentically in the world? Do you suspect there might be deeper, more complex themes you have not yet explored about yourself or your past that contribute to your current state? If so, I would love to work with you! I will accept you for exactly who you are, without judgment. Together, we will ease restore balance in your nervous system, build emotional resilience, increase your capacity for positive emotions, and develop behaviors consistent with your most authentic, organic self.
(919) 533-4552 View (919) 533-4552
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Dr. Anastasia Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
Does a quiet voice within echo feelings of sorrow, solitude, rejection, or unease? Ever felt misunderstood or overlooked? If so, you're in the right space. I'm Anastasia Williams Walker, a licensed therapist - though some fondly dub me a "beacon of hope." My passion lies in crafting nurturing environments, aiding individuals and couples in letting go of pain, and sparking a renewed sense of empowerment and vitality. Let's journey together.
Does a quiet voice within echo feelings of sorrow, solitude, rejection, or unease? Ever felt misunderstood or overlooked? If so, you're in the right space. I'm Anastasia Williams Walker, a licensed therapist - though some fondly dub me a "beacon of hope." My passion lies in crafting nurturing environments, aiding individuals and couples in letting go of pain, and sparking a renewed sense of empowerment and vitality. Let's journey together.
(919) 521-4691 View (919) 521-4691
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Ty'kia Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
Ty’Kia earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from Savannah State University. She is passionate about working with teens, young adults, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, addiction, self-esteem issues, and other life stressors. Ty’Kia has experience in acute PHP/IOP programs, as well as domestic violence/teen dating violence, and substance abuse treatment by helping clients develop and utilize coping skills, guiding clients to reach their personal goals, and helping them establish and maintain self-care. Ty’Kia’s approach has a holistic framework
Ty’Kia earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from Savannah State University. She is passionate about working with teens, young adults, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, addiction, self-esteem issues, and other life stressors. Ty’Kia has experience in acute PHP/IOP programs, as well as domestic violence/teen dating violence, and substance abuse treatment by helping clients develop and utilize coping skills, guiding clients to reach their personal goals, and helping them establish and maintain self-care. Ty’Kia’s approach has a holistic framework
(984) 314-8154 View (984) 314-8154
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Crystal Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking to renewed sense of self. I work with clients on a wide range of things such as; victims/survivors of abuse, child welfare and custody issues including abuse and neglect, trauma victims/survivors, domestic violence, coping and managing mental health issues, anxiety, and depression, couples looking to regain their connection or intimacy issues, coping with divorce, and families looking to create a cohesive living environment.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking to renewed sense of self. I work with clients on a wide range of things such as; victims/survivors of abuse, child welfare and custody issues including abuse and neglect, trauma victims/survivors, domestic violence, coping and managing mental health issues, anxiety, and depression, couples looking to regain their connection or intimacy issues, coping with divorce, and families looking to create a cohesive living environment.
(919) 647-7361 View (919) 647-7361
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Christian Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LCAS, LRT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601
Waitlist for new clients
Making the decision to pursue therapy can be the most challenging, yet rewarding steps you ever make towards healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), I strive to provide a warm, safe space to experience support and freedom from life’s many challenges. I specialize in working with individuals ages 18 and older who are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance misuse, grief and loss, trauma, relationship challenges, social skills, self-esteem concerns, life transitions, and faith issues.
Making the decision to pursue therapy can be the most challenging, yet rewarding steps you ever make towards healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), I strive to provide a warm, safe space to experience support and freedom from life’s many challenges. I specialize in working with individuals ages 18 and older who are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance misuse, grief and loss, trauma, relationship challenges, social skills, self-esteem concerns, life transitions, and faith issues.
(919) 858-2977 View (919) 858-2977
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Kelly Rusher Sanderford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
I work from a strengths-based perspective and am passionate about partnering with each client on their journey towards self-determination. I believe in a collaborative approach, utilizing a variety of techniques from ACT to CBT to help clients meet their goals.
I work from a strengths-based perspective and am passionate about partnering with each client on their journey towards self-determination. I believe in a collaborative approach, utilizing a variety of techniques from ACT to CBT to help clients meet their goals.
(919) 759-6530 View (919) 759-6530
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Ariel Borka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
While it may have affected us all differently, the past two years have been like no other. They may have left you wishing for someone to talk to, or a quiet space of support. They also may have given you the time to reflect and recognize the changes you'd like to see in your life or the challenges from your past that you would like to face. In these times, it can be difficult to begin the process of healing, coping and processing, while trying to regain whatever sense of normalcy we can. It is my goal to aid and support you as you go through this journey, as I get to know you and the unique factors which bring you to counseling.
While it may have affected us all differently, the past two years have been like no other. They may have left you wishing for someone to talk to, or a quiet space of support. They also may have given you the time to reflect and recognize the changes you'd like to see in your life or the challenges from your past that you would like to face. In these times, it can be difficult to begin the process of healing, coping and processing, while trying to regain whatever sense of normalcy we can. It is my goal to aid and support you as you go through this journey, as I get to know you and the unique factors which bring you to counseling.
(984) 217-9636 View (984) 217-9636
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Brandie Wesley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Brandie has been in the mental health field for 21 years in a variety of settings. Her experience ranges from working in a juvenile detention center, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and outpatient counseling centers. She has worked with major mental health, families, couples, as well as children and adolescents. Her primary focus in the past 8 years has been on children and adolescents (more specifically adolescents). She specializes in working with families, couples, and adolescents.
Brandie has been in the mental health field for 21 years in a variety of settings. Her experience ranges from working in a juvenile detention center, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and outpatient counseling centers. She has worked with major mental health, families, couples, as well as children and adolescents. Her primary focus in the past 8 years has been on children and adolescents (more specifically adolescents). She specializes in working with families, couples, and adolescents.
(984) 223-9936 View (984) 223-9936

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
72% 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.