Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Photo of Rachel McLean, LCSW, LCAS, MAC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rachel McLean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, MAC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
I believe in the healing potential of therapy. I respect the sanctity of the therapeutic partnership and find it an extraordinary privilege to play a collaborative role in the healing process. I work with adults and adolescents to develop skills and strategies to live out their full potential in their daily lives. Life transitions can be challenging. My goal is to connect with my clients, alleviate symptoms and offer tailored recommendations that nurture individual strengths while targeting challenges and needs.
I believe in the healing potential of therapy. I respect the sanctity of the therapeutic partnership and find it an extraordinary privilege to play a collaborative role in the healing process. I work with adults and adolescents to develop skills and strategies to live out their full potential in their daily lives. Life transitions can be challenging. My goal is to connect with my clients, alleviate symptoms and offer tailored recommendations that nurture individual strengths while targeting challenges and needs.
(919) 893-0667 View (919) 893-0667
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Deborah Cielo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with low mood and anxiety? Do you find it difficult to have social interactions with others without feeling anxious? Are you suffering from low self-esteem and self-confidence? Has there been major life stressors/events that have been challenging to cope with? Do you have mental health goals and changes that you would like to address, but don’t know where to start? If these issues are something that you struggle with, then I am here to help. With an empathetic, conversational approach, I can help you explore behaviors, solutions and goals.
Are you struggling with low mood and anxiety? Do you find it difficult to have social interactions with others without feeling anxious? Are you suffering from low self-esteem and self-confidence? Has there been major life stressors/events that have been challenging to cope with? Do you have mental health goals and changes that you would like to address, but don’t know where to start? If these issues are something that you struggle with, then I am here to help. With an empathetic, conversational approach, I can help you explore behaviors, solutions and goals.
(919) 804-1435 View (919) 804-1435
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Katherine McKoy
LCSW Associate
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
Life's full of twists and turns, right? Feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone—I'm here to help! Specializing in adult challenges like parental stress, anxiety, depression, and life transitions, I focus on supporting those with complex PTSD and breaking generational cycles. LGBTQIA+ and Kink-Polyam, Adult Entertainment folks, and lifestyles are welcomed. With a holistic approach, I blend evidence-based techniques like person-centered and CBT, tailored to you. Let's chat—therapy should feel like a safe space, a listening ear, and supportive counsel cheering you on.
Life's full of twists and turns, right? Feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone—I'm here to help! Specializing in adult challenges like parental stress, anxiety, depression, and life transitions, I focus on supporting those with complex PTSD and breaking generational cycles. LGBTQIA+ and Kink-Polyam, Adult Entertainment folks, and lifestyles are welcomed. With a holistic approach, I blend evidence-based techniques like person-centered and CBT, tailored to you. Let's chat—therapy should feel like a safe space, a listening ear, and supportive counsel cheering you on.
(984) 364-8114 View (984) 364-8114
Photo of Jane M. Roberts, MSW, LCSWA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jane M. Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I believe when given the proper tools, insight and support, most of us can heal ourselves and thrive in our lives. Whether it’s navigating the teen years, college, parenting or marriage, I can help guide you through challenging times. I am committed to creating a positive, warm therapeutic experience while teaching you skills that empower you to feel more in control, balanced and successful in your life. I promote knowledge and awareness of feelings and behaviors, while increasing positive coping skills and self-esteem.
I believe when given the proper tools, insight and support, most of us can heal ourselves and thrive in our lives. Whether it’s navigating the teen years, college, parenting or marriage, I can help guide you through challenging times. I am committed to creating a positive, warm therapeutic experience while teaching you skills that empower you to feel more in control, balanced and successful in your life. I promote knowledge and awareness of feelings and behaviors, while increasing positive coping skills and self-esteem.
(919) 551-3886 View (919) 551-3886
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Jeidy Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety that affects your ability to reach your goals? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated by not being able to see the positives in your day? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Now more than ever, adults are feeling frustrated and anxious about their ability to perform at work, in their relationships, and in their social environment. I believe that every one has strengths that can help lead to improved wellbeing.
Do you struggle with anxiety that affects your ability to reach your goals? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated by not being able to see the positives in your day? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Now more than ever, adults are feeling frustrated and anxious about their ability to perform at work, in their relationships, and in their social environment. I believe that every one has strengths that can help lead to improved wellbeing.
(919) 646-3636 View (919) 646-3636
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Christina Keller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
Christina Keller is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at East Carolina University. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Christina seeks to help people discover personal strengths on their path to tackling issues. Using a relationship lens, she focuses on helping people explore how they can implement what they learn in treatment to the world around them. Christina has experience working with a wide range of issues including relational, anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep, and behavioral issues.
Christina Keller is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at East Carolina University. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Christina seeks to help people discover personal strengths on their path to tackling issues. Using a relationship lens, she focuses on helping people explore how they can implement what they learn in treatment to the world around them. Christina has experience working with a wide range of issues including relational, anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep, and behavioral issues.
(919) 237-1337 x4 View (919) 237-1337 x4
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Dayna R Basnight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
I enjoy working with clients ages 18+ who are seeking self-improvement and increasing their quality of life. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, life transitions, grief/loss, aging, and executive functioning please reach out. Together we can find a tailored approach to help you find your path to healing and positive change.
I enjoy working with clients ages 18+ who are seeking self-improvement and increasing their quality of life. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, life transitions, grief/loss, aging, and executive functioning please reach out. Together we can find a tailored approach to help you find your path to healing and positive change.
(919) 301-9672 View (919) 301-9672
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Lamont Taylor
CPLC, MBA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Whether it's basketball, football, or any other sport, being a student-athlete and having to balance homework, practice, and a social life can be extremely stressful for the player as well as his or her family. Some athletes may not know what choices they have, or what direction they want to go in. I specialize in helping families cope and thrive in the sports world's hectic environment. Through trained techniques I will help you find the most effective way to gain maximum results in sports, the classroom, at home, and in life.
Whether it's basketball, football, or any other sport, being a student-athlete and having to balance homework, practice, and a social life can be extremely stressful for the player as well as his or her family. Some athletes may not know what choices they have, or what direction they want to go in. I specialize in helping families cope and thrive in the sports world's hectic environment. Through trained techniques I will help you find the most effective way to gain maximum results in sports, the classroom, at home, and in life.
(910) 501-2573 View (910) 501-2573
Photo of Scotia Burrell, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Scotia Burrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
The unfortunate truth about life is that it really doesn't get easier over time; we just have to get better at living it! As we grow and change, we encounter situations, relationships, and emotions that leave us feeling confused and lost. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can begin to understand the life you have and create the life you want.
The unfortunate truth about life is that it really doesn't get easier over time; we just have to get better at living it! As we grow and change, we encounter situations, relationships, and emotions that leave us feeling confused and lost. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can begin to understand the life you have and create the life you want.
(919) 636-5117 View (919) 636-5117
Photo of Natasha M D Moore, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Natasha M D Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27602  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My practice focuses on empowering survivors of trauma. I have received trauma-focused training for 15 years that includes EMDR (Eye-movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to use the most effective treatments to help children, adolescents and women overcome adversity with the strength they possess.
My practice focuses on empowering survivors of trauma. I have received trauma-focused training for 15 years that includes EMDR (Eye-movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to use the most effective treatments to help children, adolescents and women overcome adversity with the strength they possess.
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Photo of Joseph Wallace Barnes III, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Joseph Wallace Barnes III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
There comes a point in life where you have tried all you can try alone. Maybe you have been fighting a battle by yourself and now you are looking for an army. Maybe at this point in your life, you are ready to embark on a new journey, with help and assistance. This is where I come in. Together we will work to repair what you feel is damaged, and strengthen what you feel is weak, so that we can fight and win this battle together. My ideal clients are those in a marriage, relationship, or partnership and are working to stay together. As a team, we will work through challenges, misdirected feelings, emotions, infidelity, and change.
There comes a point in life where you have tried all you can try alone. Maybe you have been fighting a battle by yourself and now you are looking for an army. Maybe at this point in your life, you are ready to embark on a new journey, with help and assistance. This is where I come in. Together we will work to repair what you feel is damaged, and strengthen what you feel is weak, so that we can fight and win this battle together. My ideal clients are those in a marriage, relationship, or partnership and are working to stay together. As a team, we will work through challenges, misdirected feelings, emotions, infidelity, and change.
(919) 502-7501 View (919) 502-7501
Photo of Julie Hardman, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Julie Hardman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
I spent years working with clients in Wake and Durham counties and still do! Are you struggling day in day out and want to see something change? I'd love to get to know you and collaborate on how you might cultivate a more fulfilling, less distressing life. I counsel women ages 21+ living with anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain and illness; relationship issues, work stressors, major life transitions, grief and loss, creative block, learning self advocacy. I am an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. You can learn to flourish despite issues you may now see as impediments. Let me walk with you on this journey. Let's find your joy!
I spent years working with clients in Wake and Durham counties and still do! Are you struggling day in day out and want to see something change? I'd love to get to know you and collaborate on how you might cultivate a more fulfilling, less distressing life. I counsel women ages 21+ living with anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain and illness; relationship issues, work stressors, major life transitions, grief and loss, creative block, learning self advocacy. I am an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. You can learn to flourish despite issues you may now see as impediments. Let me walk with you on this journey. Let's find your joy!
(336) 203-7986 View (336) 203-7986
Photo of Chiquana Bryant, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Chiquana Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Chiquana Bryant is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. She has been employed in the mental health field since 2006 starting as a community supports worker/case manager. She became a licensed therapist in 2012 and has gained a wealth of knowledge from the experiences of those she's counseled. She's come across all walks of life from small children and caregivers with a history of trauma and attachment issues, oppositional and defiant teenagers with behavioral challenges, and adults who are figuring out underlying causes of mental and emotional challenges potentially picked up over the course of their lives.
Chiquana Bryant is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. She has been employed in the mental health field since 2006 starting as a community supports worker/case manager. She became a licensed therapist in 2012 and has gained a wealth of knowledge from the experiences of those she's counseled. She's come across all walks of life from small children and caregivers with a history of trauma and attachment issues, oppositional and defiant teenagers with behavioral challenges, and adults who are figuring out underlying causes of mental and emotional challenges potentially picked up over the course of their lives.
(984) 230-3412 View (984) 230-3412
Photo of Anna K Smith, PsyD, MEd, Psychologist
Anna K Smith
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I delight in working with couples to repair troubled relationships & find a deeper, more secure connection with one another by helping partners bring their needs into awareness, share those unmasked parts, and transform old patterns of communication & interaction. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space, whatever your orientation, identity, ethnicity, or sexual preference. I meet my clients where they are & am open, compassionate, and curious, whether we are discussing interpersonal conflicts, relationship issues, or other stressors. I am honored by the individuals & couples who have let me join them in those places.
I delight in working with couples to repair troubled relationships & find a deeper, more secure connection with one another by helping partners bring their needs into awareness, share those unmasked parts, and transform old patterns of communication & interaction. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space, whatever your orientation, identity, ethnicity, or sexual preference. I meet my clients where they are & am open, compassionate, and curious, whether we are discussing interpersonal conflicts, relationship issues, or other stressors. I am honored by the individuals & couples who have let me join them in those places.
(984) 205-5731 View (984) 205-5731
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Jeffrey Napolitano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
As a psychologist, I work with individuals to help them live their lives more fully and authentically. The core of my approach is establishing and maintaining a warm, nonjudgmental, collaborative, and supportive relationship with clients. I believe it's important to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and safety where we can thoughtfully consider your experience. I'll aim to understand your difficulties and the ways in which those challenges impact your life. I believe that important relationships from the past shape how we think, feel, and behave in relation to others and ourselves in the present.
As a psychologist, I work with individuals to help them live their lives more fully and authentically. The core of my approach is establishing and maintaining a warm, nonjudgmental, collaborative, and supportive relationship with clients. I believe it's important to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and safety where we can thoughtfully consider your experience. I'll aim to understand your difficulties and the ways in which those challenges impact your life. I believe that important relationships from the past shape how we think, feel, and behave in relation to others and ourselves in the present.
(984) 205-3945 View (984) 205-3945
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Debra Apollonia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients are able to explore issues and improve the quality of their lives. I use an integrative style of psychotherapy that pulls from many different approaches with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and have experience working with those struggling with addiction and recovery issues.I also have years of experience working with emergency and trauma patients and their families. I treat children, adolescents and adults using individual, family and/or couples' counseling.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients are able to explore issues and improve the quality of their lives. I use an integrative style of psychotherapy that pulls from many different approaches with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and have experience working with those struggling with addiction and recovery issues.I also have years of experience working with emergency and trauma patients and their families. I treat children, adolescents and adults using individual, family and/or couples' counseling.
(919) 948-1395 View (919) 948-1395
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Beth Sugar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Is life all of a sudden unfamiliar? Work or school, not the same? Are you feeling isolated from friends & family? It can be hard to know which foot to put in front of the other. You are not alone! All parts of you are welcome! I am here to help you learn to move with life again, not move on with life.
Is life all of a sudden unfamiliar? Work or school, not the same? Are you feeling isolated from friends & family? It can be hard to know which foot to put in front of the other. You are not alone! All parts of you are welcome! I am here to help you learn to move with life again, not move on with life.
(919) 594-0370 View (919) 594-0370
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Kristen Trolenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606
You have many options for therapists and how to approach enhanced wellness... And rarely is there a one-size-fits-all option. My clients tend to say that what they get from working with me is direct and immediate relief, with hope and strategies to improve their moods, productivity and relationships. I think of myself as a coach to help clients reach their goals and feel understood. My specialty areas of mindfulness, interpersonal skills development and mood and stress management maximize client potential.
You have many options for therapists and how to approach enhanced wellness... And rarely is there a one-size-fits-all option. My clients tend to say that what they get from working with me is direct and immediate relief, with hope and strategies to improve their moods, productivity and relationships. I think of myself as a coach to help clients reach their goals and feel understood. My specialty areas of mindfulness, interpersonal skills development and mood and stress management maximize client potential.
(919) 751-4067 View (919) 751-4067
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Brianna Pharr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27628  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with a generation of achievers. From a young age, you're taught to shoot for excellence in academia and extracurricular activities; you have to work twice as hard to get half as far, right? This high-pressure environment didn’t stop when you reached adulthood. You have worked hard to obtain the career, licenses, and status that you want; but it can feel empty at times. There is a race against the social clock that feels like it can’t be won, constant comparisons through social media, and anxiety to maintain the mask of happiness hiding burnout in your personal and professional life.
I work with a generation of achievers. From a young age, you're taught to shoot for excellence in academia and extracurricular activities; you have to work twice as hard to get half as far, right? This high-pressure environment didn’t stop when you reached adulthood. You have worked hard to obtain the career, licenses, and status that you want; but it can feel empty at times. There is a race against the social clock that feels like it can’t be won, constant comparisons through social media, and anxiety to maintain the mask of happiness hiding burnout in your personal and professional life.
(984) 217-5328 View (984) 217-5328
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Autumn Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
We have 3 clinicians with immediate openings! Trauma, anxiety, and depression affect all areas of our lives and impact our ability to feel safe and secure. When experiencing hardships it can feel like negative feelings and thoughts just won't stop. These emotions can also become so overwhelming that they begin to interfere with our happiness, relationships, and ability to take control of our life. At Regrowth Counseling we will work collaboratively to process and endure intense emotions, overcome challenges and fill your toolbox with techniques to help you move forward in your life.
We have 3 clinicians with immediate openings! Trauma, anxiety, and depression affect all areas of our lives and impact our ability to feel safe and secure. When experiencing hardships it can feel like negative feelings and thoughts just won't stop. These emotions can also become so overwhelming that they begin to interfere with our happiness, relationships, and ability to take control of our life. At Regrowth Counseling we will work collaboratively to process and endure intense emotions, overcome challenges and fill your toolbox with techniques to help you move forward in your life.
(919) 351-6374 View (919) 351-6374

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
74% Coping Skills
73% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
56% 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.