Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Photo of Christine Northrup, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh, NC
Christine Northrup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I value the innate wisdom of each individual as the guiding force of our work together. With extensive training in serving diverse populations, I work through a Health at Every Size lens and welcome clients from all racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders and the intersection of attachment and sensory processing issues. I also work with life transitions, anxiety, depression, learning differences, issues impacting the LGBTQIA+ community, parenting and resolving shock trauma.
I value the innate wisdom of each individual as the guiding force of our work together. With extensive training in serving diverse populations, I work through a Health at Every Size lens and welcome clients from all racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders and the intersection of attachment and sensory processing issues. I also work with life transitions, anxiety, depression, learning differences, issues impacting the LGBTQIA+ community, parenting and resolving shock trauma.
(984) 234-5595 View (984) 234-5595
Photo of Shauna Lee Jones, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh, NC
Shauna Lee Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Thank you for visiting my page. I understand and appreciate that reaching out for support is not easy. Through the brave action of engaging in therapy, I believe clients gift themselves an opportunity to gain powerful insights, grow in self-awareness, cultivate a deeper connection to themselves and others, and ultimately move toward lasting change. My role as therapist is to facilitate and support this process within the structure of a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment where all - regardless of race, religion, identity, or background - are included and welcome.
Thank you for visiting my page. I understand and appreciate that reaching out for support is not easy. Through the brave action of engaging in therapy, I believe clients gift themselves an opportunity to gain powerful insights, grow in self-awareness, cultivate a deeper connection to themselves and others, and ultimately move toward lasting change. My role as therapist is to facilitate and support this process within the structure of a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment where all - regardless of race, religion, identity, or background - are included and welcome.
(336) 568-8991 View (336) 568-8991
Photo of Julie A Hovrud, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh, NC
Julie A Hovrud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
Addressing challenges in our personal life is not easy. While a common reaction to difficulties and challenges is to attempt to avoid them, it seldom solves the problem. Friends can help with some struggles in life, while other challenges need unbiased, emotional support from a professional. Compassion and practical feedback help clients effectively address these challenges, and Julie's therapy style has an eclectic approach to personalize and tailor the therapy to each individual's needs. As Julie works with individuals and couples, she helps them recognize and build on their strengths to attain growth and to enrich their lives.
Addressing challenges in our personal life is not easy. While a common reaction to difficulties and challenges is to attempt to avoid them, it seldom solves the problem. Friends can help with some struggles in life, while other challenges need unbiased, emotional support from a professional. Compassion and practical feedback help clients effectively address these challenges, and Julie's therapy style has an eclectic approach to personalize and tailor the therapy to each individual's needs. As Julie works with individuals and couples, she helps them recognize and build on their strengths to attain growth and to enrich their lives.
(919) 586-8236 View (919) 586-8236
Photo of Megan Meadows, Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Megan Meadows
Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCMHC-A, CCTP
Verified
15 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Trauma (well, and life) can be tricky. It could be what clinicians call a “Big T” trauma in the form of abuse, neglect, living through a natural disaster, etc.; or it could be a “little t” trauma that stems from your 2nd grade teacher who had a flippant attitude toward you for reasons unbeknownst to you. Often times the “little t” traumas manifest for us in the same ways as “Big T” traumas. We may be aware of our trauma responses but often times we are clueless and just know that something weird is happening within and we can’t really identify or explain it. We just know it isn’t working for us and we want to change it.
Trauma (well, and life) can be tricky. It could be what clinicians call a “Big T” trauma in the form of abuse, neglect, living through a natural disaster, etc.; or it could be a “little t” trauma that stems from your 2nd grade teacher who had a flippant attitude toward you for reasons unbeknownst to you. Often times the “little t” traumas manifest for us in the same ways as “Big T” traumas. We may be aware of our trauma responses but often times we are clueless and just know that something weird is happening within and we can’t really identify or explain it. We just know it isn’t working for us and we want to change it.
(919) 642-4859 View (919) 642-4859
Photo of Cheryl A Johnson, Psychologist in Raleigh, NC
Cheryl A Johnson
Psychologist, PhD, MSW, HSP-P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I specialize in supporting individuals, families, or couples at each stage of life: families and teens preparing for college; adults contemplating career change; couples planning to marry or experiencing relationship difficulties; and women and men adjusting to aging, retirement, or conflicts with adult children. For 20 years, I worked as a clinical social worker and then completed my Ph.D. in psychology at mid-life. Originally from Nebraska and Colorado, I have lived in Indiana, Oregon, LA and now in Raleigh for 30 years. I've helped people from all walks of life, including diverse ethnic, racial and spiritual backgrounds.
I specialize in supporting individuals, families, or couples at each stage of life: families and teens preparing for college; adults contemplating career change; couples planning to marry or experiencing relationship difficulties; and women and men adjusting to aging, retirement, or conflicts with adult children. For 20 years, I worked as a clinical social worker and then completed my Ph.D. in psychology at mid-life. Originally from Nebraska and Colorado, I have lived in Indiana, Oregon, LA and now in Raleigh for 30 years. I've helped people from all walks of life, including diverse ethnic, racial and spiritual backgrounds.
(919) 794-6262 View (919) 794-6262
Photo of Candra Edwards, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh, NC
Candra Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Candra Edwards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 12 years of mental health experience. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families identify, confront, and resolve unique challenges in order to live more fulfilling lives. Candra also works with women as they manage emotional challenges relative to pregnancy. She specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, peri/postpartum health, and grief/loss.
Candra Edwards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 12 years of mental health experience. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families identify, confront, and resolve unique challenges in order to live more fulfilling lives. Candra also works with women as they manage emotional challenges relative to pregnancy. She specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, peri/postpartum health, and grief/loss.
(984) 213-4898 View (984) 213-4898
Photo of Shariyfa Polite, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh, NC
Shariyfa Polite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616  (Online Only)
Are you constantly negotiating your wants/needs feeling hopeless, helpless, and frustrated with life? Is it hard to say “no”? Have you found it hard to engage in a lifestyle of self care? Let’s learn what prioritizing yourself could look like opening doors of joy, peace, and contentment. There is a reason you’ve seen yourself as unworthy. I’ll help you open your eyes to understand you’re not too busy to implement daily practices of self love and self care and your life will be more fulfilling because you see yourself as worthy. Through implementing strategies I will help you smile on the outside, but more importantly on the inside.
Are you constantly negotiating your wants/needs feeling hopeless, helpless, and frustrated with life? Is it hard to say “no”? Have you found it hard to engage in a lifestyle of self care? Let’s learn what prioritizing yourself could look like opening doors of joy, peace, and contentment. There is a reason you’ve seen yourself as unworthy. I’ll help you open your eyes to understand you’re not too busy to implement daily practices of self love and self care and your life will be more fulfilling because you see yourself as worthy. Through implementing strategies I will help you smile on the outside, but more importantly on the inside.
(302) 503-6308 View (302) 503-6308
Photo of Ginny Bivens, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Raleigh, NC
Ginny Bivens
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients with Open Availability. Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. It can be painful when our relationships are struggling, building resentment, and unhappy. We may feel unappreciated and stuck.
Accepting New Clients with Open Availability. Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. It can be painful when our relationships are struggling, building resentment, and unhappy. We may feel unappreciated and stuck.
(919) 944-4741 View (919) 944-4741
Photo of Amber Rae Apostol, Licensed Professional Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Amber Rae Apostol
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Do you feel like something is holding you back from living your best life? As a licensed therapist, I’ve always been passionate about helping others. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or simply feeling stuck in your current situation, I'm here to provide support and guidance to help you overcome these challenges. I specialize in using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help my clients achieve their goals.
Accepting new clients! Do you feel like something is holding you back from living your best life? As a licensed therapist, I’ve always been passionate about helping others. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or simply feeling stuck in your current situation, I'm here to provide support and guidance to help you overcome these challenges. I specialize in using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help my clients achieve their goals.
(919) 364-5450 View (919) 364-5450
Photo of Kate Sutton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Kate Sutton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEdS, LCMHC, SEP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
I help women overcome anxiety and eating disorders to feel more freedom, safety and joy. My clients are highly sensitive, resilient people who are tired of binging, food restriction, over-exercise, and low self-esteem. Despite all their accomplishments and self-help efforts they can't turn off their thoughts and perfectionism. I get it because I've been there! I'll help you challenge that anxious energy in a healthy way to replace old, negative beliefs, tune into your intuition, and align with your values. You deserve to feel more alive and happy in your life without relying on your pants size to dictate your worth.
I help women overcome anxiety and eating disorders to feel more freedom, safety and joy. My clients are highly sensitive, resilient people who are tired of binging, food restriction, over-exercise, and low self-esteem. Despite all their accomplishments and self-help efforts they can't turn off their thoughts and perfectionism. I get it because I've been there! I'll help you challenge that anxious energy in a healthy way to replace old, negative beliefs, tune into your intuition, and align with your values. You deserve to feel more alive and happy in your life without relying on your pants size to dictate your worth.
(919) 373-3474 View (919) 373-3474
Photo of Adrianne Robinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh, NC
Adrianne Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, RYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I am a solution-focused therapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Registered Yoga Teacher offering therapy and coaching for individuals and families in a warm and welcoming environment. I specialize in anxiety disorders, mindfulness, trauma, PTSD, codependency, adult children of alcoholic issues, life coaching and addiction recovery with clients just like you throughout Raleigh and Wake County.
I am a solution-focused therapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Registered Yoga Teacher offering therapy and coaching for individuals and families in a warm and welcoming environment. I specialize in anxiety disorders, mindfulness, trauma, PTSD, codependency, adult children of alcoholic issues, life coaching and addiction recovery with clients just like you throughout Raleigh and Wake County.
(919) 344-0972 View (919) 344-0972
Photo of Mary M Lloyd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh, NC
Mary M Lloyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
What can we do to bring about change in our life? Working with a therapist can have far reaching benefits. Through compassionate and collaborative exploration, my goal is to help you build increased self-awareness and form new understandings of your past and present. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for in-depth work with children, adolescents, adults and couples.
What can we do to bring about change in our life? Working with a therapist can have far reaching benefits. Through compassionate and collaborative exploration, my goal is to help you build increased self-awareness and form new understandings of your past and present. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for in-depth work with children, adolescents, adults and couples.
(862) 276-2911 View (862) 276-2911
Photo of Brandon Robinson, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Brandon Robinson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, CCS, LCMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
NOW > Offering "Structured Family Interventions" to help family members cope with a loved one with addiction issues, and facilitate them getting to primary treatment. It can be frustrating to feel and behave a certain way, knowing that you have or can be better at living. I am comfortable with those who know that something is not working and are considering how to change, so they can ultimately function better. My clients are those who come for one on one counseling, family members, and couples who struggle with addiction in the home. I have a wide range of experience in treating addiction, mental health, and supporting recovery.
NOW > Offering "Structured Family Interventions" to help family members cope with a loved one with addiction issues, and facilitate them getting to primary treatment. It can be frustrating to feel and behave a certain way, knowing that you have or can be better at living. I am comfortable with those who know that something is not working and are considering how to change, so they can ultimately function better. My clients are those who come for one on one counseling, family members, and couples who struggle with addiction in the home. I have a wide range of experience in treating addiction, mental health, and supporting recovery.
(919) 666-3074 View (919) 666-3074
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Whitney Chambers
Counselor, LCMHC, MA, MS
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Waitlist for new clients
Not all pain is physical. This is an important part of how I approach working with clients. We can be impacted mentally, emotionally, and spiritually during our lives. Life circumstances can test what we think and know about the world. As a therapist, I believe in the human capacity for change no matter the situation, and I help individuals develop skills for communication, resilience, building relationships, and resolving conflict.
Not all pain is physical. This is an important part of how I approach working with clients. We can be impacted mentally, emotionally, and spiritually during our lives. Life circumstances can test what we think and know about the world. As a therapist, I believe in the human capacity for change no matter the situation, and I help individuals develop skills for communication, resilience, building relationships, and resolving conflict.
(984) 217-5370 View (984) 217-5370
Photo of Kate Double, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh, NC
Kate Double
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
Focusing primarily on relationships, sexuality and trauma, I seek to meet ALL patients and couples where they are. I believe in a relational and holistic approach that addresses relevant issues that affect current functioning, resilience, coping, and recovery. Patients and couples with diverse gender expressions/identities and sexual orientations are welcomed and embraced. Trained in EMDR and hypnosis. Intensives available - please inquire for fees. Couples Counseling is self-pay only. NC practice has in person and telehealth sessions; SC is telehealth only. Evening sessions may be available for an additional fee.
Focusing primarily on relationships, sexuality and trauma, I seek to meet ALL patients and couples where they are. I believe in a relational and holistic approach that addresses relevant issues that affect current functioning, resilience, coping, and recovery. Patients and couples with diverse gender expressions/identities and sexual orientations are welcomed and embraced. Trained in EMDR and hypnosis. Intensives available - please inquire for fees. Couples Counseling is self-pay only. NC practice has in person and telehealth sessions; SC is telehealth only. Evening sessions may be available for an additional fee.
(919) 726-3883 View (919) 726-3883
Photo of Holli Workman-Holmes, Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Holli Workman-Holmes
Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
Hey! I'm Holli Workman-Holmes, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. Thank you for showing interest in starting therapy together. My own story as an LGBTQIA+ community member raised in an oppressive religious environment who experienced first-hand how religious teachings and experiences can damage the soul and psyche of a person, originally led me to the mental health counseling field. I feel inspired to help others heal from similar experiences and have discovered a greater passion to provide supportive therapy that does no harm and promotes wholeness and healing for all.
Hey! I'm Holli Workman-Holmes, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. Thank you for showing interest in starting therapy together. My own story as an LGBTQIA+ community member raised in an oppressive religious environment who experienced first-hand how religious teachings and experiences can damage the soul and psyche of a person, originally led me to the mental health counseling field. I feel inspired to help others heal from similar experiences and have discovered a greater passion to provide supportive therapy that does no harm and promotes wholeness and healing for all.
(919) 877-6032 View (919) 877-6032
Photo of Nade'a Boles, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Raleigh, NC
Nade'a Boles
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
My motto is:"Everyone needs help sometimes." I believe that no matter who you are or where you come from, everyone deserves support and understanding. Life can be challenging, and it's okay to seek help. Whether you're the "strong friend," the person who always seems to have it all together, a parent, a sibling, or the go-to friend for everyone else's problems, I'm here for you. Even if you're the "it couple" struggling behind closed doors, let's have a conversation.
My motto is:"Everyone needs help sometimes." I believe that no matter who you are or where you come from, everyone deserves support and understanding. Life can be challenging, and it's okay to seek help. Whether you're the "strong friend," the person who always seems to have it all together, a parent, a sibling, or the go-to friend for everyone else's problems, I'm here for you. Even if you're the "it couple" struggling behind closed doors, let's have a conversation.
(919) 887-2364 View (919) 887-2364
Photo of Holly Yates, Licensed Professional Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Holly Yates
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Rich Relationships, Values, a Life Of Meaning : how we get there with Mindfulness and Compassion. As an ACT and FAP therapist and FAP Certified Trainer based in mindfulness strategies, my practice is deeply committed to helping clients navigate life's challenges so they can significantly enhance their quality of life. I am dedicated to helping clients become more connected to themselves, create deeper connection with others while fostering openhearted awareness, maintaining integrity and increasing self respect. When you walk in to my office or meet me virtually you can be assured you will be met with respect and compassion.
Rich Relationships, Values, a Life Of Meaning : how we get there with Mindfulness and Compassion. As an ACT and FAP therapist and FAP Certified Trainer based in mindfulness strategies, my practice is deeply committed to helping clients navigate life's challenges so they can significantly enhance their quality of life. I am dedicated to helping clients become more connected to themselves, create deeper connection with others while fostering openhearted awareness, maintaining integrity and increasing self respect. When you walk in to my office or meet me virtually you can be assured you will be met with respect and compassion.
(919) 648-1625 View (919) 648-1625
Photo of Sara E. Crow, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Sara E. Crow
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
13 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
Not accepting new clients
Welcome, I am so glad you’re here! If you are hesitating about reaching out, that is natural & I can make the process easier. I have experience with children, teens, adults, families, and college students. I became inspired to work with women in the prenatal/pregnancy/postpartum periods after the birth of my son. I specialize in this unique area of transition into & through parenthood that can include (but are not limited to) issues related to severe stress, trauma, anxiety, mood changes, parenting, identity, sexuality, relationships, body image, self-esteem, self-awareness, & life balance. I offer a culturally sensitive approach.
Welcome, I am so glad you’re here! If you are hesitating about reaching out, that is natural & I can make the process easier. I have experience with children, teens, adults, families, and college students. I became inspired to work with women in the prenatal/pregnancy/postpartum periods after the birth of my son. I specialize in this unique area of transition into & through parenthood that can include (but are not limited to) issues related to severe stress, trauma, anxiety, mood changes, parenting, identity, sexuality, relationships, body image, self-esteem, self-awareness, & life balance. I offer a culturally sensitive approach.
(984) 237-3261 View (984) 237-3261
Photo of Funmi Ajani, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Funmi Ajani
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
True, genuine, and lasting change cannot occur without being vulnerable. Vulnerability can be daunting; especially when sharing personal, uncomfortable, and deep issues with another person. As your therapist, my non-judgmental, empathic, and supportive role helps create a safe atmosphere. Being vulnerable in the context of a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, while building skills will increase your ability to expand resources needed to effectively deal with problems, difficulties, and challenges life may present to you.
True, genuine, and lasting change cannot occur without being vulnerable. Vulnerability can be daunting; especially when sharing personal, uncomfortable, and deep issues with another person. As your therapist, my non-judgmental, empathic, and supportive role helps create a safe atmosphere. Being vulnerable in the context of a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, while building skills will increase your ability to expand resources needed to effectively deal with problems, difficulties, and challenges life may present to you.
(984) 205-7384 View (984) 205-7384

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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
89% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
74% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Raleigh, NC see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% 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.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.