Therapists in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC

Photo of Aimee Jenkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Aimee Jenkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27616
My belief is that in order to create and sustain a happy, well-balanced life, we must first define what "happy" looks like, then figure out how to obtain it! This can oftentimes be daunting when experiencing the challenges of mental health, and significant life transitions. I have dedicated my entire career to partnering with individuals and families and meeting them where they are to work on achieving this goal. I regularly use mindfulness skills and always promote a trauma-informed approach to all we work on. Regardless, I work to meet you where you are and utilize appropriate interventions. My focus
My belief is that in order to create and sustain a happy, well-balanced life, we must first define what "happy" looks like, then figure out how to obtain it! This can oftentimes be daunting when experiencing the challenges of mental health, and significant life transitions. I have dedicated my entire career to partnering with individuals and families and meeting them where they are to work on achieving this goal. I regularly use mindfulness skills and always promote a trauma-informed approach to all we work on. Regardless, I work to meet you where you are and utilize appropriate interventions. My focus
(910) 348-7498 View (910) 348-7498
Photo of Elise Davis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Elise Davis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27616  (Online Only)
There are times in life where we all feel exposed, vulnerable, and unsure. Life can seem scary, frustrating, hopeless, and chaotic. We forget who we are or admit we don't know where we are going. Life experiences and our mindset can stop us from living. There are times when emotions run the show and lead to choices that make things worse.
There are times in life where we all feel exposed, vulnerable, and unsure. Life can seem scary, frustrating, hopeless, and chaotic. We forget who we are or admit we don't know where we are going. Life experiences and our mindset can stop us from living. There are times when emotions run the show and lead to choices that make things worse.
(984) 538-9965 View (984) 538-9965
Photo of Jessie T O'Neill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Jessie T O'Neill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Guaranteed response in 2 business days- Are you feeling like you are successful, functional, and efficient but still struggling with feeling completely satisfied and fulfilled? You may be confused because you have so many things to be grateful for and to be happy about. Maybe you're on the fence about even needing therapy or professional help because you know people who have been to therapy and you're different than them. Allow me to tell you something you probably already know in the back of your head (because you're here): everyone can benefit from therapy and some non-judgmental support.
Guaranteed response in 2 business days- Are you feeling like you are successful, functional, and efficient but still struggling with feeling completely satisfied and fulfilled? You may be confused because you have so many things to be grateful for and to be happy about. Maybe you're on the fence about even needing therapy or professional help because you know people who have been to therapy and you're different than them. Allow me to tell you something you probably already know in the back of your head (because you're here): everyone can benefit from therapy and some non-judgmental support.
(984) 400-5382 View (984) 400-5382
Photo of Melody Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Melody Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Not accepting new clients
I believe my job is to create a safe space for you to gain insight into the unhealthy roles and patterns that keep you stuck. I do this by challenging and nurturing you, without judgment, in order to promote growth and change. Together we will explore healthier and holistic ways of coping and being.
I believe my job is to create a safe space for you to gain insight into the unhealthy roles and patterns that keep you stuck. I do this by challenging and nurturing you, without judgment, in order to promote growth and change. Together we will explore healthier and holistic ways of coping and being.
(919) 335-7140 View (919) 335-7140
Photo of Anju Verma, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Anju Verma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker /Therapist (LCSW) Board Certified in NC. I have over 20 years of experience in the fields of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. I provide Individual and Family Counseling and work with all populations such as children, adolescents and adults. My goal as a therapist is to create a supportive, non-judgmental environment in which my clients can explore their emotional needs, discuss behavioral issues and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and strengths based approach in my work with individuals and families
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker /Therapist (LCSW) Board Certified in NC. I have over 20 years of experience in the fields of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. I provide Individual and Family Counseling and work with all populations such as children, adolescents and adults. My goal as a therapist is to create a supportive, non-judgmental environment in which my clients can explore their emotional needs, discuss behavioral issues and overcome barriers that limit their full potential. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and strengths based approach in my work with individuals and families
(919) 415-0299 View (919) 415-0299
Photo of Jeff Petty, Pastoral Counselor in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Jeff Petty
Pastoral Counselor, MABC
3 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
When life throws a curve, it becomes an imperative duty to respond with the right decision(s). While relationships can be difficult at times, it becomes significant for couples to speak the truth in love to each other. Speaking the truth brings honor to your communication, and honorable communication brings healing. While the path is narrow, it's still trustworthy. It brings reward. It brings healing. It brings trust. Trust the process. Working with you to find truth to set you free from addictions, most specifically pornography addictions.
When life throws a curve, it becomes an imperative duty to respond with the right decision(s). While relationships can be difficult at times, it becomes significant for couples to speak the truth in love to each other. Speaking the truth brings honor to your communication, and honorable communication brings healing. While the path is narrow, it's still trustworthy. It brings reward. It brings healing. It brings trust. Trust the process. Working with you to find truth to set you free from addictions, most specifically pornography addictions.
(765) 253-3777 View (765) 253-3777
Photo of Karen M Erikson, Psychologist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Karen M Erikson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and I have expertise in the use of acceptance-based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the treatment of trauma. I see a wide variety of clients in my practice, including individuals struggling with symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, and anxiety disorders. I also work with survivors of trauma, including physical and sexual abuse and assault. I believe that effective treatment begins with a collaborative relationship with my clients.
I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and I have expertise in the use of acceptance-based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the treatment of trauma. I see a wide variety of clients in my practice, including individuals struggling with symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, and anxiety disorders. I also work with survivors of trauma, including physical and sexual abuse and assault. I believe that effective treatment begins with a collaborative relationship with my clients.
(919) 351-1569 View (919) 351-1569
Photo of Debra Apollonia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Debra Apollonia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
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
Photo of Adina Ambar Middleman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Adina Ambar Middleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Waitlist for new clients
Life sends unexpected events our way and it's important to find resources to help us cope, heal, and move beyond adversity. I have served an eclectic population in my 20+ years as a social worker and therapist. I believe my experiences both in and out of the therapy office have enhanced my ability to provide empathetic and multi-faceted clinical treatment to adolescents, adults, couples and families. My expertise and interests focus on life's varying transitions. I enjoy working with those who may be struggling with family dynamics, relationship pain, school/work stressors and/or identity issues.
Life sends unexpected events our way and it's important to find resources to help us cope, heal, and move beyond adversity. I have served an eclectic population in my 20+ years as a social worker and therapist. I believe my experiences both in and out of the therapy office have enhanced my ability to provide empathetic and multi-faceted clinical treatment to adolescents, adults, couples and families. My expertise and interests focus on life's varying transitions. I enjoy working with those who may be struggling with family dynamics, relationship pain, school/work stressors and/or identity issues.
(919) 648-1311 View (919) 648-1311
Photo of Crocus Counseling and Life Coaching, PLLC in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Crocus Counseling and Life Coaching, PLLC
MA, LCMHCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with LGBTQIA+, people in non traditional relationships, families, individuals with depression, anxiety, stress management, work conflicts, life transitions, ADHD and grief/loss. I use a combination of several theoretical approaches along with humor to assist people/families with working through many of life's difficult transitions. I have a very honest and direct approach which includes at times therapeutic self-disclosure that some people find refreshing. I am here to help you on your journey to a new positive you. I would love to welcome you into a environment that helps you feel accepted and not judged.
I enjoy working with LGBTQIA+, people in non traditional relationships, families, individuals with depression, anxiety, stress management, work conflicts, life transitions, ADHD and grief/loss. I use a combination of several theoretical approaches along with humor to assist people/families with working through many of life's difficult transitions. I have a very honest and direct approach which includes at times therapeutic self-disclosure that some people find refreshing. I am here to help you on your journey to a new positive you. I would love to welcome you into a environment that helps you feel accepted and not judged.
(919) 948-3093 View (919) 948-3093
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Amoore's Counseling Service
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
We are accepting New Clients! It takes courage to recognize steps need to be taken to seek a more fulfilling life and for change to happen. Are ready to make that step? I am here to support and help you in your journey. People are hurting and trying to understand why they are going through hard times. Everyone at some point need help overcoming problems that life throws our way. It's always helpful to have someone to talk to and help release the unwanted and harmful buildup that life brings. Together we can navigate through the unwelcome issue that arise in your life.
We are accepting New Clients! It takes courage to recognize steps need to be taken to seek a more fulfilling life and for change to happen. Are ready to make that step? I am here to support and help you in your journey. People are hurting and trying to understand why they are going through hard times. Everyone at some point need help overcoming problems that life throws our way. It's always helpful to have someone to talk to and help release the unwanted and harmful buildup that life brings. Together we can navigate through the unwelcome issue that arise in your life.
(984) 201-7679 View (984) 201-7679
Photo of Valerie Copeland, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Valerie Copeland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MC, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
I am experienced with adolescents, disabled veterans, homeless individuals and families, developmentally disabled adults, Individuals, Couples, Teens,Children, and Families of trauma. Treatment includes Group Home settings, Residential Treatment Facilities, In-Patient, homeless shelters, and in the family home I am a certified a Trauma Specialist, I've received training in Gambling addiction, and have completed several hours in Transactional Analysis/Re-decision Therapy at the South East Institute in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have been trained in Sexual Offender Treatment and Assessment with upcoming Certification 2016. I have expertise in grief and loss, launching, and communication improvement within the family structure.
I am experienced with adolescents, disabled veterans, homeless individuals and families, developmentally disabled adults, Individuals, Couples, Teens,Children, and Families of trauma. Treatment includes Group Home settings, Residential Treatment Facilities, In-Patient, homeless shelters, and in the family home I am a certified a Trauma Specialist, I've received training in Gambling addiction, and have completed several hours in Transactional Analysis/Re-decision Therapy at the South East Institute in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have been trained in Sexual Offender Treatment and Assessment with upcoming Certification 2016. I have expertise in grief and loss, launching, and communication improvement within the family structure.
(919) 535-4883 View (919) 535-4883
Photo of Courtney Myers, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Courtney Myers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Not accepting new clients
Courtney uses a person-centered, integrative, collaborative approach to help individuals face challenges, recognize their unique strengths, and meet their goals. She prioritizes building relationships with each client based on trust and safety. She strives to honor and validate clients’ lived experiences and encourages clients to approach pain with curiosity and compassion, empowering them to find pathways to wellness as they define it. Areas of expertise include anxiety and mood disorders including depression, life transitions, family dynamics, parenting and emerging adulthood.
Courtney uses a person-centered, integrative, collaborative approach to help individuals face challenges, recognize their unique strengths, and meet their goals. She prioritizes building relationships with each client based on trust and safety. She strives to honor and validate clients’ lived experiences and encourages clients to approach pain with curiosity and compassion, empowering them to find pathways to wellness as they define it. Areas of expertise include anxiety and mood disorders including depression, life transitions, family dynamics, parenting and emerging adulthood.
(984) 249-3568 View (984) 249-3568
Photo of Jennifer C Franklin, Psychologist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Jennifer C Franklin
Psychologist, PhD, MACP
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Waitlist for new clients
I work best with adult individuals and couples who wish to address any of the following: anxiety; mind-body issues like IBS, chronic pain, back pain, etc; stress and trauma; relationship difficulties, life transitions, cultural differences, or spiritual issues; and depression. Therapy is individualized, determined by each client's personal needs, interests, and goals. My aim is to support and guide each person through his or her own unique journey towards greater health, wellness, wholeness, peace, satisfaction, and fulfillment. My work is guided by a holistic, mindfulness-based approach, resulting in gradual yet sustainable change.
I work best with adult individuals and couples who wish to address any of the following: anxiety; mind-body issues like IBS, chronic pain, back pain, etc; stress and trauma; relationship difficulties, life transitions, cultural differences, or spiritual issues; and depression. Therapy is individualized, determined by each client's personal needs, interests, and goals. My aim is to support and guide each person through his or her own unique journey towards greater health, wellness, wholeness, peace, satisfaction, and fulfillment. My work is guided by a holistic, mindfulness-based approach, resulting in gradual yet sustainable change.
(310) 421-2756 View (310) 421-2756
Photo of Restoration Family Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Restoration Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Stressful life experiences, family conflict, difficulties adjusting, and mental health issues can be overwhelming and at times debilitating. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive outlet to navigate these issues and help individuals and families restore themselves and experience positive and lasting change. Restoration Family Counseling feels strongly that the foundation of therapy is a warm and collaborative relationship where evidence-based therapy techniques are chosen based on each individual's presenting issues, personality, and cultural and familial background. Restoration Family Counseling has a team of 5 clinicians and works with young children, teens, individual adults, families, and couples.
Stressful life experiences, family conflict, difficulties adjusting, and mental health issues can be overwhelming and at times debilitating. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive outlet to navigate these issues and help individuals and families restore themselves and experience positive and lasting change. Restoration Family Counseling feels strongly that the foundation of therapy is a warm and collaborative relationship where evidence-based therapy techniques are chosen based on each individual's presenting issues, personality, and cultural and familial background. Restoration Family Counseling has a team of 5 clinicians and works with young children, teens, individual adults, families, and couples.
(919) 429-7079 View (919) 429-7079
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Noble Counseling Services, PLLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LCMHCS
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Not accepting new clients
My counseling practice is tailored to working with adults with issues including relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, life stressors and transitions, and spiritual crises. It can be difficult finding the "right fit" in a counselor and I am available to discuss my approach more fully and answer questions prior to the first appointment. For individual issues I use a Cognitive Behavioral approach which has proven to be highly effective in a reasonable time frame. In couples counseling I work quickly to identify areas where couples get "stuck" and identify practical tools that have been proven effective.
My counseling practice is tailored to working with adults with issues including relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, life stressors and transitions, and spiritual crises. It can be difficult finding the "right fit" in a counselor and I am available to discuss my approach more fully and answer questions prior to the first appointment. For individual issues I use a Cognitive Behavioral approach which has proven to be highly effective in a reasonable time frame. In couples counseling I work quickly to identify areas where couples get "stuck" and identify practical tools that have been proven effective.
(919) 246-5932 View (919) 246-5932
Photo of Christian J Charette, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Christian J Charette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Imagine waking up everyday inspired that you are loved and appreciated, deeply known and secure in your most important relationships. Imagine being fulfilled by knowing exactly how to show love to those same people. I love helping couples make their relationships great, from wherever they begin. I believe love is a verb by which we make strategic choices that are deeply rewarding and emotionally fulfilling. Built on attraction and attachment choices, love takes many forms but ultimately is our response to our deepest drives for meaning.
Imagine waking up everyday inspired that you are loved and appreciated, deeply known and secure in your most important relationships. Imagine being fulfilled by knowing exactly how to show love to those same people. I love helping couples make their relationships great, from wherever they begin. I believe love is a verb by which we make strategic choices that are deeply rewarding and emotionally fulfilling. Built on attraction and attachment choices, love takes many forms but ultimately is our response to our deepest drives for meaning.
(919) 926-9336 View (919) 926-9336
Photo of Sharon H Mosley, LCMHC Supervisor in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Sharon H Mosley
LCMHC Supervisor, MS, LCMHCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
Are you ready for a change but just feel stuck? If so let me support you. I have over 20 years of experience supporting clients around issues of stress, anxiety and depression. My primary focus is helping individuals overcome obstacles that impact and prevent them from reaching their optimal level of health and well-being. As someone who has overcome struggles with weight and self-esteem issues I understand all too well the intersection of mental health and physical health. If you are ready for me to join you on the next step of your journey contact me. I am dedicated to helping others live the life I know they can have and deserve.
Are you ready for a change but just feel stuck? If so let me support you. I have over 20 years of experience supporting clients around issues of stress, anxiety and depression. My primary focus is helping individuals overcome obstacles that impact and prevent them from reaching their optimal level of health and well-being. As someone who has overcome struggles with weight and self-esteem issues I understand all too well the intersection of mental health and physical health. If you are ready for me to join you on the next step of your journey contact me. I am dedicated to helping others live the life I know they can have and deserve.
(919) 335-7034 View (919) 335-7034
Photo of Keshawna Solomon, Psychological Associate in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Keshawna Solomon
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
I believe in meeting my clients where they are and assisting them in moving towards their goals. I take a holistic treatment approach that considers the mind, body, and environment as well as emotional well being to achieve healthy functioning. Empathy, respect, and authenticity are at the foundation of my interactions with clients. I have effectively worked with adults, adolescents, and children in overcoming emotional and behavioral obstacles through the use of CBT, solution-focused strategies, play therapy, and skills training.
I believe in meeting my clients where they are and assisting them in moving towards their goals. I take a holistic treatment approach that considers the mind, body, and environment as well as emotional well being to achieve healthy functioning. Empathy, respect, and authenticity are at the foundation of my interactions with clients. I have effectively worked with adults, adolescents, and children in overcoming emotional and behavioral obstacles through the use of CBT, solution-focused strategies, play therapy, and skills training.
(919) 344-0971 View (919) 344-0971
Photo of Graciela Aires Rust, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC
Graciela Aires Rust
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LCMHC, CRC, IWLC
Verified
Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC 27617
An individual's mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions are deeply intertwined. Consequently, and considering a person's multiple dimensions, I provide a holistic approach to mental health and well-being that enables me to see an individual as a complete being, which allows helping each client to achieve comprehensive results. I offer a warm, confidential and empathetic style of individual, family and group counseling providing modern and evidence-based practices of psychotherapy, as well as ancient healing modalities such as meditation and energy healing.
An individual's mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions are deeply intertwined. Consequently, and considering a person's multiple dimensions, I provide a holistic approach to mental health and well-being that enables me to see an individual as a complete being, which allows helping each client to achieve comprehensive results. I offer a warm, confidential and empathetic style of individual, family and group counseling providing modern and evidence-based practices of psychotherapy, as well as ancient healing modalities such as meditation and energy healing.
(808) 518-3741 View (808) 518-3741

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
94% Depression
86% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
82% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
44% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Brier Creek, Raleigh, NC see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brier Creek, 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.