Therapists in Central, Raleigh, NC

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Rachel Porter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone needs help sometimes. The folks who are most likely to get that help in sessions with me are healing from any number of things- eating disorders, diet culture, trauma, or just the act of living through some truly unprecedented times and experiences. Clients always benefit the most from therapy when they are motivated to work on things important to them rather than something someone else has identified as a "problem," and working with me you'll find someone who will honor that. I have recently joined NC Therapy Professionals, a group that shares my values!
Everyone needs help sometimes. The folks who are most likely to get that help in sessions with me are healing from any number of things- eating disorders, diet culture, trauma, or just the act of living through some truly unprecedented times and experiences. Clients always benefit the most from therapy when they are motivated to work on things important to them rather than something someone else has identified as a "problem," and working with me you'll find someone who will honor that. I have recently joined NC Therapy Professionals, a group that shares my values!
(919) 626-3224 View (919) 626-3224
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Natasha M D Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central, 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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Ruth L Cooper
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27603
I enjoy working with people in all stages of life. One of my favorite parts of this profession is having the opportunity of spending time with people of various ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. I walk beside my clients as they face transitions in life. That may be the student starting graduate school or the person facing life after a loss, or a child dealing with her parent’s divorce. Sometimes we find ourselves in places we could not have imagined and need someone to offer us a hand to help us move forward.
I enjoy working with people in all stages of life. One of my favorite parts of this profession is having the opportunity of spending time with people of various ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. I walk beside my clients as they face transitions in life. That may be the student starting graduate school or the person facing life after a loss, or a child dealing with her parent’s divorce. Sometimes we find ourselves in places we could not have imagined and need someone to offer us a hand to help us move forward.
(910) 507-3900 View (910) 507-3900
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Christian J Charette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601
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
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Ashley Dunn
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
After ignoring your snooze button twenty times, you've finally mustered up enough strength to climb out of bed. Another day. It feels like an uphill battle. Every. Single. Day. You are exhausted all the time-no matter what. Every notification (phone call, text message, social media, etc.) symbolizes the weight of another expectation, and they are getting heavier and heavier. On paper, your life is great....so no one gets it. Do you just want to quiet the noise, go to sleep, or binge your favorite series? Every day? All the time?
After ignoring your snooze button twenty times, you've finally mustered up enough strength to climb out of bed. Another day. It feels like an uphill battle. Every. Single. Day. You are exhausted all the time-no matter what. Every notification (phone call, text message, social media, etc.) symbolizes the weight of another expectation, and they are getting heavier and heavier. On paper, your life is great....so no one gets it. Do you just want to quiet the noise, go to sleep, or binge your favorite series? Every day? All the time?
(919) 888-4151 View (919) 888-4151
Photo of Sarah Boyette, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Central, Raleigh, NC
Sarah Boyette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601
Are you feeling stuck, discontented, or hopeless? Do you find yourself wondering if there is more to life? You are not alone. Many of us find ourselves stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave us feeling discontent, disconnected, and unworthy. I believe that we are all born worthy and born with an inner wisdom that guides us towards meaning and authenticity, My goal as a therapist is to support clients in learning to access their own inner wisdom by learning new ways of relating to emotions, relating to others, and relating to themselves.
Are you feeling stuck, discontented, or hopeless? Do you find yourself wondering if there is more to life? You are not alone. Many of us find ourselves stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave us feeling discontent, disconnected, and unworthy. I believe that we are all born worthy and born with an inner wisdom that guides us towards meaning and authenticity, My goal as a therapist is to support clients in learning to access their own inner wisdom by learning new ways of relating to emotions, relating to others, and relating to themselves.
(984) 203-7057 View (984) 203-7057
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Van Rensburg Counseling -Not Accepting New Clients
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It’s no secret that there are times when we all become overwhelmed, feel down, or we just don’t know where to turn. There are also times when we experience hardship, feel hopeless, or think we are not good enough. I have been there before, I know that it can get better. That’s why I chose a career as a LCMHC. In my six years of counseling, I find joy in helping clients find a way back to a sense of well-being. Together, we work to find the root cause of difficulties, begin building a healthy perception of self and ultimately progress towards living a life you deserve and desire.
It’s no secret that there are times when we all become overwhelmed, feel down, or we just don’t know where to turn. There are also times when we experience hardship, feel hopeless, or think we are not good enough. I have been there before, I know that it can get better. That’s why I chose a career as a LCMHC. In my six years of counseling, I find joy in helping clients find a way back to a sense of well-being. Together, we work to find the root cause of difficulties, begin building a healthy perception of self and ultimately progress towards living a life you deserve and desire.
(984) 205-9088 View (984) 205-9088
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Sunlight Therapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central, Raleigh, NC 27610  (Online Only)
If you’re looking for a therapist who believes in your resiliency and your ability to overcome barriers that prevent you from achieving your hopes and dreams, consider allowing me to work with you. Working with you from a solution focused and person-centered approach, you will learn strategies and skills that can assist you in moving past challenges that you're experiencing. I focus on working with children & adults who have ADHD, anxiety, depression and personality disorders. I also provide grief therapy, as well as play therapy for children & families. Let's talk to see if we're a good fit for you. Be well and thank you.
If you’re looking for a therapist who believes in your resiliency and your ability to overcome barriers that prevent you from achieving your hopes and dreams, consider allowing me to work with you. Working with you from a solution focused and person-centered approach, you will learn strategies and skills that can assist you in moving past challenges that you're experiencing. I focus on working with children & adults who have ADHD, anxiety, depression and personality disorders. I also provide grief therapy, as well as play therapy for children & families. Let's talk to see if we're a good fit for you. Be well and thank you.
(919) 568-5992 View (919) 568-5992
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Kristyn Martinez
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Kristyn Martinez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 6 years of professional experience. She specializes in working with all adults looking to focus on identifying, healing, and learning to cope with anxiety, depression, OCD, stressors in life, work-life balancing, body image, or single motherhood. Kristyn also specializes in helping clients learn to be successful with bipolar, psychosis, dissociative, and mood disorders. In addition, she is a military spouse with first-hand knowledge of life's many stressors.
Kristyn Martinez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 6 years of professional experience. She specializes in working with all adults looking to focus on identifying, healing, and learning to cope with anxiety, depression, OCD, stressors in life, work-life balancing, body image, or single motherhood. Kristyn also specializes in helping clients learn to be successful with bipolar, psychosis, dissociative, and mood disorders. In addition, she is a military spouse with first-hand knowledge of life's many stressors.
(984) 205-2699 View (984) 205-2699
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Leslie M Hardy Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central, Raleigh, NC 27658  (Online Only)
My work as a therapist is inherent to my belief that people want to love and be loved, feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, and fulfill a higher purpose in life. Appreciating the courage, work, time and commitment it requires to change, I work to guide and support people through their personal journey to identify, focus and work to achieve what's important to them in living a more fulfilled life.
My work as a therapist is inherent to my belief that people want to love and be loved, feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, and fulfill a higher purpose in life. Appreciating the courage, work, time and commitment it requires to change, I work to guide and support people through their personal journey to identify, focus and work to achieve what's important to them in living a more fulfilled life.
(919) 344-0956 View (919) 344-0956
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Maya Perry
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
I believe the most effective approach to therapy is to work with you to determine how therapy will look and work best for you. I help people deal with issues such as, overthinking, anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, and any issues that keep you from living life the way you want. By focusing on the issues important to you, change is more likely to happen and to be long-lasting. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I offer virtual and telephonic sessions that are tailored to your schedule, for residents of North Carolina.
I believe the most effective approach to therapy is to work with you to determine how therapy will look and work best for you. I help people deal with issues such as, overthinking, anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, and any issues that keep you from living life the way you want. By focusing on the issues important to you, change is more likely to happen and to be long-lasting. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I offer virtual and telephonic sessions that are tailored to your schedule, for residents of North Carolina.
(919) 670-0457 View (919) 670-0457
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Christopher L Murray
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy fosters deep healing. Through a collaborative approach I help clients understand patterns in their life. My job is to accompany your long lasting mental health through utilizing a comprehensive modern person-centered approach to therapy with curiosity and a deep respect for the individual process. My background in religious philosophy allows for an existential exploration of stage of life changes and bereavement. Existential exploration of inner dynamics helps to uncover purpose and meaning in life.
My approach to therapy fosters deep healing. Through a collaborative approach I help clients understand patterns in their life. My job is to accompany your long lasting mental health through utilizing a comprehensive modern person-centered approach to therapy with curiosity and a deep respect for the individual process. My background in religious philosophy allows for an existential exploration of stage of life changes and bereavement. Existential exploration of inner dynamics helps to uncover purpose and meaning in life.
(919) 948-1280 View (919) 948-1280
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Edmund Buckman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC, CCTP, CTMH
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27603
I believe for a person to thrive one MUST first be willing to examine themselves and be courageous enough to take the necessary steps to heal.
I believe for a person to thrive one MUST first be willing to examine themselves and be courageous enough to take the necessary steps to heal.
(984) 203-6759 View (984) 203-6759
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Justin Jaesung Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Justin and I want to personally acknowledge your strength, courage, and determination for taking this next step in seeking help. I believe that exploring therapy demonstrates your willingness to better understand yourself, your relationships, and the world around you. I am passionate about empowering people from all backgrounds through culturally sensitive treatment and being actively present throughout your enriching and powerful journey of healing and growth. As individuals face challenges that are unique to them, I engage them with a therapeutic approach that is both personalized and dynamic.
Hi! My name is Justin and I want to personally acknowledge your strength, courage, and determination for taking this next step in seeking help. I believe that exploring therapy demonstrates your willingness to better understand yourself, your relationships, and the world around you. I am passionate about empowering people from all backgrounds through culturally sensitive treatment and being actively present throughout your enriching and powerful journey of healing and growth. As individuals face challenges that are unique to them, I engage them with a therapeutic approach that is both personalized and dynamic.
(919) 873-3347 View (919) 873-3347
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Nakisha Rodriguez
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Nakisha Rodriguez is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 12 years of experience in mental health. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and military members. Nakisha is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families address their unique challenges and live more fulfilling lives. Nakisha earned her Master of Science in Human Services with a specialty in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. She is an Air Force spouse and former military child. She has years of experience navigating the stressors and joys of military life.
Nakisha Rodriguez is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 12 years of experience in mental health. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and military members. Nakisha is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families address their unique challenges and live more fulfilling lives. Nakisha earned her Master of Science in Human Services with a specialty in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. She is an Air Force spouse and former military child. She has years of experience navigating the stressors and joys of military life.
(984) 368-4479 View (984) 368-4479
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Ashley Emmons
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, RYT200
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping adults heal from perfectionism, anxiety, eating disorders, body image distress, and OCD. Imagine feeling balanced, empowered, and good enough. Right now, you might look like you have it all together on the outside. Inside, you may feel out-of-control. Maybe you feel limited by your need to be perfect, fear that something bad will happen, your food rules, or distress when you look in the mirror. My clients are people who value self-growth & self-knowledge. What they want most is self-love. They are smart, capable, high-achievers, but usually think they make too many mistakes to be called a perfectionist.
I specialize in helping adults heal from perfectionism, anxiety, eating disorders, body image distress, and OCD. Imagine feeling balanced, empowered, and good enough. Right now, you might look like you have it all together on the outside. Inside, you may feel out-of-control. Maybe you feel limited by your need to be perfect, fear that something bad will happen, your food rules, or distress when you look in the mirror. My clients are people who value self-growth & self-knowledge. What they want most is self-love. They are smart, capable, high-achievers, but usually think they make too many mistakes to be called a perfectionist.
(984) 213-4405 View (984) 213-4405
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Emily Baggett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601
The stories of our lives have a tremendous impact on who we are as people, and how we feel. As a narrative-based therapist, it is my privilege to be invited to witness your story and be part of the change that you are seeking. With training in marriage and family therapy comes a unique understanding of how relational experiences, how you grow up, communities, and society as a whole can impact how each person interacts with and understands the world around them. I operate from a neurodivergent affirming and trauma-informed style, and seek to offer a compassionate and understanding atmosphere while inviting you to challenge yourself.
The stories of our lives have a tremendous impact on who we are as people, and how we feel. As a narrative-based therapist, it is my privilege to be invited to witness your story and be part of the change that you are seeking. With training in marriage and family therapy comes a unique understanding of how relational experiences, how you grow up, communities, and society as a whole can impact how each person interacts with and understands the world around them. I operate from a neurodivergent affirming and trauma-informed style, and seek to offer a compassionate and understanding atmosphere while inviting you to challenge yourself.
(984) 207-0931 View (984) 207-0931
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Marielisa Montero-Savinon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people be the best version of themselves. With compassion and understanding, I work collaboratively with each individual to help them build on their unique strengths whilst moving forward. I can help you overcome challenges by breaking negative cycles of interaction, healing connections and improving communication. Areas of interest include: PTSD, trauma, DID, depression, anxiety, and grief/loss. I have training in EMDR, and my approach is solution focused, narrative and cognitive behavioral. I am licensed in FL, TX & NC.
I am passionate about helping people be the best version of themselves. With compassion and understanding, I work collaboratively with each individual to help them build on their unique strengths whilst moving forward. I can help you overcome challenges by breaking negative cycles of interaction, healing connections and improving communication. Areas of interest include: PTSD, trauma, DID, depression, anxiety, and grief/loss. I have training in EMDR, and my approach is solution focused, narrative and cognitive behavioral. I am licensed in FL, TX & NC.
(336) 715-3345 View (336) 715-3345
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Ashley Lanier
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Ashley Lanier is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who provides individual, family, couples, and group counseling to adults, children (6+ years), and adolescents. With a background as a paramedic, she holds a unique perspective when working with clients facing past trauma, first responders, and individuals with personality disorders. Ashley focuses on helping clients navigate and overcome challenges related to depression, anxiety, substance use, life transitions, and grief/loss/trauma. Her approach is holistic, addressing not only the immediate symptoms but also the underlying issues that contribute to clients' struggles.
Ashley Lanier is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who provides individual, family, couples, and group counseling to adults, children (6+ years), and adolescents. With a background as a paramedic, she holds a unique perspective when working with clients facing past trauma, first responders, and individuals with personality disorders. Ashley focuses on helping clients navigate and overcome challenges related to depression, anxiety, substance use, life transitions, and grief/loss/trauma. Her approach is holistic, addressing not only the immediate symptoms but also the underlying issues that contribute to clients' struggles.
(984) 368-4546 View (984) 368-4546
Live Addiction Free
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LCAS, CCS, MAC
Verified Verified
Central, Raleigh, NC 27601
Welcome to Live Addiction Free! Do you want to quit drinking alcohol, abusing drugs, smoking (marijuana or cigarettes), gambling, or excessive screen use? Do you want to stop using these behaviors to cope with anxiety, anger, depression, being overwhelmed, loneliness, or boredom, but don't know how? Can you abstain for a while but not maintain? Have you been able to abstain but now fear relapsing and need help in dealing with stressors and triggers? Or are you in sustained recovery but wondering what's next? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please contact me for your FREE initial consultation.
Welcome to Live Addiction Free! Do you want to quit drinking alcohol, abusing drugs, smoking (marijuana or cigarettes), gambling, or excessive screen use? Do you want to stop using these behaviors to cope with anxiety, anger, depression, being overwhelmed, loneliness, or boredom, but don't know how? Can you abstain for a while but not maintain? Have you been able to abstain but now fear relapsing and need help in dealing with stressors and triggers? Or are you in sustained recovery but wondering what's next? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please contact me for your FREE initial consultation.
(919) 709-0314 View (919) 709-0314

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Number of Therapists in Central, Raleigh, NC

500+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Central, Raleigh, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
73% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Central, Raleigh, NC see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Central, 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.