Therapists in Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC

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Ellen Douglas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
Ellen Douglas is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who has lived and worked in the Raleigh area since 2008. Her approach to therapy draws upon the strengths and needs of each individual working from various therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Structural Family Therapy. Ellen's style is collaborative and supportive. She strives to create a safe space that allows clients to process, explore, question, and challenge their thought processes and behaviors.
Ellen Douglas is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who has lived and worked in the Raleigh area since 2008. Her approach to therapy draws upon the strengths and needs of each individual working from various therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Structural Family Therapy. Ellen's style is collaborative and supportive. She strives to create a safe space that allows clients to process, explore, question, and challenge their thought processes and behaviors.
(919) 629-9038 View (919) 629-9038
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Gary Schwager
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
I have over 20 years of independent counseling experience working with adults who have all types of mental health concerns, including anxiety, mood disorders, effects of trauma, and those who have abused or become dependent upon drugs and/or alcohol. I have also worked extensively with family members and other codependents of those clients. The heart of counseling is listening to you and arriving at the best possible understanding of your concerns. This starts a process of experiencing and accepting your feelings and thoughts. From this place , we can look at the changes you truly want to make.
I have over 20 years of independent counseling experience working with adults who have all types of mental health concerns, including anxiety, mood disorders, effects of trauma, and those who have abused or become dependent upon drugs and/or alcohol. I have also worked extensively with family members and other codependents of those clients. The heart of counseling is listening to you and arriving at the best possible understanding of your concerns. This starts a process of experiencing and accepting your feelings and thoughts. From this place , we can look at the changes you truly want to make.
(919) 666-3144 View (919) 666-3144
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Carolyn R Craft
Counselor, PsyD, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
When your thoughts or actions do not match your feelings, or you find that certain relationships are a problem, it could be time to explore what hidden patterns might be impacting your life. Because you are always in relationship to those in your world, whether family, work, or with a significant other; it is important to find ways to calm overwhelming emotions, overcome negative feelings, develop effective communication skills and discover the real issues in your life. In a non-invasive therapy environment, together we will build permanent resources to support you in being who you truly want to be.
When your thoughts or actions do not match your feelings, or you find that certain relationships are a problem, it could be time to explore what hidden patterns might be impacting your life. Because you are always in relationship to those in your world, whether family, work, or with a significant other; it is important to find ways to calm overwhelming emotions, overcome negative feelings, develop effective communication skills and discover the real issues in your life. In a non-invasive therapy environment, together we will build permanent resources to support you in being who you truly want to be.
(919) 429-7932 View (919) 429-7932
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A Little Counseling, PLLC
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHC-S, LMHC
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
Bri-Ann is the founder of "A Little Counseling, PLLC." She SPECIALIZES IN ANXIETY, improving coping and social skills, managing stress and anger and improving relationships. Bri-Ann helps children, adolescents, adults and couples feel confident in handling everyday issues. She believes "A Little Counseling" can have a lasting effect in making your day to day easier.
Bri-Ann is the founder of "A Little Counseling, PLLC." She SPECIALIZES IN ANXIETY, improving coping and social skills, managing stress and anger and improving relationships. Bri-Ann helps children, adolescents, adults and couples feel confident in handling everyday issues. She believes "A Little Counseling" can have a lasting effect in making your day to day easier.
(919) 648-1059 View (919) 648-1059
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Mike Daniels
Psychologist, PhD, HSP-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. My life and career experiences have uniquely prepared me for working with those age groups. Prior to obtaining my Ph.D., I worked for twelve years as a high school teacher and athletics coach. This experience has provided me with unique insight for working with adolescents. Meanwhile, I have worked extensively as a therapist in college counseling centers and adult focused practices, providing me with a wealth of experience treating adults. In addition to providing therapy, I have worked at UNCG providing supervision to graduate students in the clinical psychology program.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. My life and career experiences have uniquely prepared me for working with those age groups. Prior to obtaining my Ph.D., I worked for twelve years as a high school teacher and athletics coach. This experience has provided me with unique insight for working with adolescents. Meanwhile, I have worked extensively as a therapist in college counseling centers and adult focused practices, providing me with a wealth of experience treating adults. In addition to providing therapy, I have worked at UNCG providing supervision to graduate students in the clinical psychology program.
(919) 346-8025 View (919) 346-8025
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Shelly Hummel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in couples therapy and love what I do. Life circumstances facilitated my desire to become a couples therapist in early adolescence. I graduated from The University of Iowa with Honors in Psychology and completed my graduate degree from Northern Illinois University. My desire has always been working with couples and that passion remains today. I have been in practice for over 20 years, specializing in helping couples who are burdened by wanting to make their relationship work, but are uncertain of the tools and where to start.
I specialize in couples therapy and love what I do. Life circumstances facilitated my desire to become a couples therapist in early adolescence. I graduated from The University of Iowa with Honors in Psychology and completed my graduate degree from Northern Illinois University. My desire has always been working with couples and that passion remains today. I have been in practice for over 20 years, specializing in helping couples who are burdened by wanting to make their relationship work, but are uncertain of the tools and where to start.
(919) 335-5107 View (919) 335-5107
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Elizabeth Marie Detweiler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
I accept most major health insurance. Are you experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, any emotional issues, addiction? My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate & nonjudgmental place where counseling clients from all over The Triangle area and beyond can get encouragement and support as they navigate through the challenges of life. No matter what you're going through, depression, stress, anxiety, loss, grief, single parenting, dealing with narcissistic abuse and/or a addiction there is hope. Please contact me to set up a session today!"
I accept most major health insurance. Are you experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, any emotional issues, addiction? My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate & nonjudgmental place where counseling clients from all over The Triangle area and beyond can get encouragement and support as they navigate through the challenges of life. No matter what you're going through, depression, stress, anxiety, loss, grief, single parenting, dealing with narcissistic abuse and/or a addiction there is hope. Please contact me to set up a session today!"
(919) 885-0123 View (919) 885-0123
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Carolina Counseling Specialists, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
We truly value our relationship with each client. We strive to foster a welcoming, supportive, relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere to help each person explore & achieve their hopes & full potential. Our friendly, supportive, validating & compassionate counselors are happy to consult with you for a free phone consultation to determine if we are a good fit to help you work towards your emotional, personal & relationship goals. Therapy can be an amazing gift we give ourselves & you are so worth the investment! We look forward to partnering with you. Office and Telehealth appointments.
We truly value our relationship with each client. We strive to foster a welcoming, supportive, relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere to help each person explore & achieve their hopes & full potential. Our friendly, supportive, validating & compassionate counselors are happy to consult with you for a free phone consultation to determine if we are a good fit to help you work towards your emotional, personal & relationship goals. Therapy can be an amazing gift we give ourselves & you are so worth the investment! We look forward to partnering with you. Office and Telehealth appointments.
(919) 408-7767 View (919) 408-7767
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Sandy Sala
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
My work with clients uses a collaborative, person-centered approach that is uniquely adapted to address presenting concerns and symptom presentation. I utilize strategies grounded in evidence-based theoretical approaches from cognitive, behavioral, dialectical, and solution-focused orientations. Treatment goals and objectives are developed together with the client and periodically reviewed for progress in a safe, supportive environment.
My work with clients uses a collaborative, person-centered approach that is uniquely adapted to address presenting concerns and symptom presentation. I utilize strategies grounded in evidence-based theoretical approaches from cognitive, behavioral, dialectical, and solution-focused orientations. Treatment goals and objectives are developed together with the client and periodically reviewed for progress in a safe, supportive environment.
(919) 813-7287 View (919) 813-7287
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Patrick T. Hefferan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614  (Online Only)
My clients consider me to be an empathic listener, a keen observer, and a calming presence. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, friendly manner, a ready laugh, and a healthy self into my therapy sessions every day. I sincerely care about the people I work with and work hard to create a warm and trusting environment for clients of all ages. Forming and nurturing relationships is my strength. It's within the context of a healthy relationship that emotional and mental healing occurs. I'm trained to facilitate treatment for internet and technology compulsions and addictions including gaming, online pornography, and related issues.
My clients consider me to be an empathic listener, a keen observer, and a calming presence. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, friendly manner, a ready laugh, and a healthy self into my therapy sessions every day. I sincerely care about the people I work with and work hard to create a warm and trusting environment for clients of all ages. Forming and nurturing relationships is my strength. It's within the context of a healthy relationship that emotional and mental healing occurs. I'm trained to facilitate treatment for internet and technology compulsions and addictions including gaming, online pornography, and related issues.
(919) 913-8323 View (919) 913-8323
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Cornerstone Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
We have a full clinical team located in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Durham and Greenville, as well as a team that offers teletherapy to clients throughout the State of North Carolina. Please visit our website to learn more!
We have a full clinical team located in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Durham and Greenville, as well as a team that offers teletherapy to clients throughout the State of North Carolina. Please visit our website to learn more!
(919) 948-1239 View (919) 948-1239
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Kimberly E. Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults who are looking for help managing intense feelings, navigating social relationships, improving self-esteem, and decrease anxiety. During the therapeutic process, clients learn how to identify, express, and cope with their emotions improving their overall sense of happiness. When working with children, I provide parent support and is an integral part of the therapeutic process. I have providing individual and family therapy in Raleigh since 2001.
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults who are looking for help managing intense feelings, navigating social relationships, improving self-esteem, and decrease anxiety. During the therapeutic process, clients learn how to identify, express, and cope with their emotions improving their overall sense of happiness. When working with children, I provide parent support and is an integral part of the therapeutic process. I have providing individual and family therapy in Raleigh since 2001.
(919) 702-7906 View (919) 702-7906
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Katherine E. Walker
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
Combining a number of evidenced-based and complementary therapeutic approaches, I work with clients to achieve a greater sense of awareness, empowerment, and develop better solutions and strategies to resolve their intrapersonal and interpersonal issues and problems. I believe that, as people become more aware and accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding peace and contentment in their lives. Together we will work to identify goals, explore areas where you feel stuck or lost, approach it in a way that feels safe and manageable, and strive to improve resiliency, adaptability, assertiveness, and empowerment.
Combining a number of evidenced-based and complementary therapeutic approaches, I work with clients to achieve a greater sense of awareness, empowerment, and develop better solutions and strategies to resolve their intrapersonal and interpersonal issues and problems. I believe that, as people become more aware and accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding peace and contentment in their lives. Together we will work to identify goals, explore areas where you feel stuck or lost, approach it in a way that feels safe and manageable, and strive to improve resiliency, adaptability, assertiveness, and empowerment.
(919) 299-1388 View (919) 299-1388
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Marie Agius
Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, CCS, LCAS, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
Are you living the life you want? Or do you, like many others, wish your life was different? Do you wish that you were different? Do you spend your days just barely making it through? If so, I'd liked to help. None of us get through life unscathed. Trials and difficulties are a natural part of the human experience. However, it is possible to face these things while still living a healthy, fulfilling, meaningful life. And it is possible to love who you are without having to be perfect. I am here to help you to learn to do just that.
Are you living the life you want? Or do you, like many others, wish your life was different? Do you wish that you were different? Do you spend your days just barely making it through? If so, I'd liked to help. None of us get through life unscathed. Trials and difficulties are a natural part of the human experience. However, it is possible to face these things while still living a healthy, fulfilling, meaningful life. And it is possible to love who you are without having to be perfect. I am here to help you to learn to do just that.
(919) 701-4600 View (919) 701-4600
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Kristen Wynns
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
I have a passion for working with children and adolescents and their families. My commitment is to work with families and provide a road map that will help you make life changes through difficult times. I believe that every child and family wants to succeed. I believe in the inherent strength and resiliency within every child and adolescent. Parents and children respond well to my positive and solution- focused approach. My approach to therapy is professional and confidential, but highly individualized and collaborative. I form a team with parents and children by being an active participant in achieving your goals.
I have a passion for working with children and adolescents and their families. My commitment is to work with families and provide a road map that will help you make life changes through difficult times. I believe that every child and family wants to succeed. I believe in the inherent strength and resiliency within every child and adolescent. Parents and children respond well to my positive and solution- focused approach. My approach to therapy is professional and confidential, but highly individualized and collaborative. I form a team with parents and children by being an active participant in achieving your goals.
(919) 429-7509 View (919) 429-7509
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Louis A Giordano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, BCPCC
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
Not accepting new clients
*Please email me for info.* Dr. Giordano's sister Maryann died in 1986 after a 3.5-year struggle with cancer. After Dr. Giordano's last cancer treatment, he began his undergraduate in psychology. Dr. Giordano is the grateful father of two adults. These and many other experiences help Dr. Giordano understand first hand the impact of living with and losing a terminally ill sibling, the effects of losing a child on parents, being diagnosed and treated for cancer, and the challenges related to marriage, divorce, remarriage, raising children, blended families, caring for aging parents, and LGBTQ issues including transgender transition.
*Please email me for info.* Dr. Giordano's sister Maryann died in 1986 after a 3.5-year struggle with cancer. After Dr. Giordano's last cancer treatment, he began his undergraduate in psychology. Dr. Giordano is the grateful father of two adults. These and many other experiences help Dr. Giordano understand first hand the impact of living with and losing a terminally ill sibling, the effects of losing a child on parents, being diagnosed and treated for cancer, and the challenges related to marriage, divorce, remarriage, raising children, blended families, caring for aging parents, and LGBTQ issues including transgender transition.
(919) 794-8377 View (919) 794-8377
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Melody Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
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
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Drew Pollander Nagy
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
Not accepting new clients
It is an honor to assist clients in their personal growth work. I believe that a strong, therapeutic relationship based on a foundation of safety, trust and commitment is essential. I enjoy clients who are insightful, open, and curious. Working together, we use a combination of insight oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) in addition to other strategies. I particularly enjoy clients who take an active role in therapy by creating their own goals and challenging themselves outside of the sessions. A certain amount of bravery is required and I very much respect this.
It is an honor to assist clients in their personal growth work. I believe that a strong, therapeutic relationship based on a foundation of safety, trust and commitment is essential. I enjoy clients who are insightful, open, and curious. Working together, we use a combination of insight oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) in addition to other strategies. I particularly enjoy clients who take an active role in therapy by creating their own goals and challenging themselves outside of the sessions. A certain amount of bravery is required and I very much respect this.
(919) 724-2228 View (919) 724-2228
Photo of Sarah Newman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC
Sarah Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Misunderstood? Stuck in your life circumstances? Having trouble communicating to others? Do you need assistance in figuring out your goals and next steps to take in your journey? My goal is to treat the whole person, taking into account your specific mental, physical and spiritual needs. I view each individual as unique. I am interested in helping you problem-solve to find ways to improve your quality of life and become the person you want to be. I treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal dynamics, and grief.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Misunderstood? Stuck in your life circumstances? Having trouble communicating to others? Do you need assistance in figuring out your goals and next steps to take in your journey? My goal is to treat the whole person, taking into account your specific mental, physical and spiritual needs. I view each individual as unique. I am interested in helping you problem-solve to find ways to improve your quality of life and become the person you want to be. I treat a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal dynamics, and grief.
(631) 870-7806 View (631) 870-7806
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Robert B. Mitchell-Creative Solutions Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614
Hi. I am Bob Mitchell and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and a Certified Life Coach (CLC). I am a graduate of Asbury College, (B.A. Biblical Studies) and East Carolina University (Ma. ed. Counselor Education) and I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years working with individuals, couples, troubled teenagers, and adults. I am an individual practitioner in Raleigh. People who come to me are often struggling with individual life issues and/or mental health issues that require a professional touch.
Hi. I am Bob Mitchell and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and a Certified Life Coach (CLC). I am a graduate of Asbury College, (B.A. Biblical Studies) and East Carolina University (Ma. ed. Counselor Education) and I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years working with individuals, couples, troubled teenagers, and adults. I am an individual practitioner in Raleigh. People who come to me are often struggling with individual life issues and/or mental health issues that require a professional touch.
(919) 514-1297 View (919) 514-1297

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Number of Therapists in Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
67% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Coachmans Trail, Raleigh, NC see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Coachmans Trail, Raleigh?

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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.