Therapists in Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC

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Amy Lynn Otterson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, CMCC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605
Are you looking for something to be different in your life? Do you want to change your life situation, solve a problem, make a major decision, or gain a better understanding of what is happening in your life or relationships? Through counseling, I will provide a person-centered and cognitive behavioral perspective. This means I view counseling as a process by which I help to facilitate my client's exploration and identification of their needs to assist them in making changes in their cognition and behaviors, which will result in the attainment of improved life satisfaction and self-acceptance.
Are you looking for something to be different in your life? Do you want to change your life situation, solve a problem, make a major decision, or gain a better understanding of what is happening in your life or relationships? Through counseling, I will provide a person-centered and cognitive behavioral perspective. This means I view counseling as a process by which I help to facilitate my client's exploration and identification of their needs to assist them in making changes in their cognition and behaviors, which will result in the attainment of improved life satisfaction and self-acceptance.
(919) 246-4215 View (919) 246-4215
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Daniel A Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
As a somatically focused gestalt therapist, I believe there is wisdom and meaning in our suffering and that we need to be able to experience and listen to our bodies in order to feel whole and alive. Our relationship can help you create the change you are longing for by supporting you to get clearer about your needs, respond more flexibly and effectively to the world around you, and ultimately have a fuller and more fulfilling experience of yourself, your relationships, and your possibilities.
As a somatically focused gestalt therapist, I believe there is wisdom and meaning in our suffering and that we need to be able to experience and listen to our bodies in order to feel whole and alive. Our relationship can help you create the change you are longing for by supporting you to get clearer about your needs, respond more flexibly and effectively to the world around you, and ultimately have a fuller and more fulfilling experience of yourself, your relationships, and your possibilities.
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Joy Samantha Creep
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605
Hi! A little about me. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree of Clinical Counseling, with an emphasis of Addiction and Rehabilitation Studies. I have experience within the traumatic brain injury, intellectual disability, and developmental disability populations. Theoretical orientations that largely shape my philosophical approach and counseling practice are person-centered therapy, existential therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy. While these therapeutic modalities provide the foundational knowledge to my practice, I believe formulating a unique approach according to each client is best.
Hi! A little about me. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree of Clinical Counseling, with an emphasis of Addiction and Rehabilitation Studies. I have experience within the traumatic brain injury, intellectual disability, and developmental disability populations. Theoretical orientations that largely shape my philosophical approach and counseling practice are person-centered therapy, existential therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy. While these therapeutic modalities provide the foundational knowledge to my practice, I believe formulating a unique approach according to each client is best.
(984) 283-5816 View (984) 283-5816
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Daria Barksdale
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605
Hi! I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress management for children, teens, and adults. I like to utilize a creative approach to therapy to help tailor to you as an individual. I view myself as an eclectic counselor as I like to pull from various theories to best fit your needs. I mostly tend to utilize cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, expressive art therapy, and solution-focused therapy. I chose to become a counselor because I love to witness the growth that others achieve. I have a passion for healing and counseling allows me to be a part of others’ healing journeys almost every day.
Hi! I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress management for children, teens, and adults. I like to utilize a creative approach to therapy to help tailor to you as an individual. I view myself as an eclectic counselor as I like to pull from various theories to best fit your needs. I mostly tend to utilize cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, expressive art therapy, and solution-focused therapy. I chose to become a counselor because I love to witness the growth that others achieve. I have a passion for healing and counseling allows me to be a part of others’ healing journeys almost every day.
(984) 368-5733 View (984) 368-5733
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Shannon Draper, Trauma Therapist
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603
Therapy is a collaborative process. It involves the client, the therapist, and the experiences & relationships that have shaped us. The reasons that bring you to therapy are unique to you. It can often be a path full of reflections, questions, and challenging decisions. Folks who have experienced relational/attachment challenges may describe themselves as an empath, intuitive, a people pleaser, or a cycle breaker. This may also feel overwhelming, lonely, and/or confusing. My hope is that this is a step in a direction towards peace & insight while providing comfort knowing that you no longer need to take additional steps alone.
Therapy is a collaborative process. It involves the client, the therapist, and the experiences & relationships that have shaped us. The reasons that bring you to therapy are unique to you. It can often be a path full of reflections, questions, and challenging decisions. Folks who have experienced relational/attachment challenges may describe themselves as an empath, intuitive, a people pleaser, or a cycle breaker. This may also feel overwhelming, lonely, and/or confusing. My hope is that this is a step in a direction towards peace & insight while providing comfort knowing that you no longer need to take additional steps alone.
(984) 230-8687 View (984) 230-8687
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Stephen Pleasant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, NTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Gentlemen, it’s a recognized human tendency to get “stuck” in our lives. Here’s the truth; you are never “stuck” with your present circumstances. The Game of Life is a psychological and spiritual journey and winning at this game requires you to change your play and learn to think differently and do things in a new way. The work of Stephen Pleasant Therapy is to help men break out from being “stuck” in life, resigned to producing results that are disappointing to them and others. The goal of Stephen Pleasant Therapy is to see transformative progress in men’s confidence, clarity, and full self-expression.
Gentlemen, it’s a recognized human tendency to get “stuck” in our lives. Here’s the truth; you are never “stuck” with your present circumstances. The Game of Life is a psychological and spiritual journey and winning at this game requires you to change your play and learn to think differently and do things in a new way. The work of Stephen Pleasant Therapy is to help men break out from being “stuck” in life, resigned to producing results that are disappointing to them and others. The goal of Stephen Pleasant Therapy is to see transformative progress in men’s confidence, clarity, and full self-expression.
(984) 646-6018 View (984) 646-6018
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Mack Kirsch
LCMHC Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603
I am currently taking clients! I have an interest in and experience working with individuals who are seeking guidance with navigating their world. I have worked with them in a variety of areas such as exploring their identity, learning healthy habits, and growing in their relationships with others. I have previously worked in community mental health with folx ages 6-23, and my current passion is working with individuals aged 13+.
I am currently taking clients! I have an interest in and experience working with individuals who are seeking guidance with navigating their world. I have worked with them in a variety of areas such as exploring their identity, learning healthy habits, and growing in their relationships with others. I have previously worked in community mental health with folx ages 6-23, and my current passion is working with individuals aged 13+.
(984) 646-5259 View (984) 646-5259
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Stefan J. Simanovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603
I support people on their health and healing journey using EMDR therapy and somatic practices that attune to the energy of the whole body. EMDR therapy and embodiment practices I have found to be powerful tools and interventions to support someone in finding balance, harmony and relief away from present day distress and symptoms.
I support people on their health and healing journey using EMDR therapy and somatic practices that attune to the energy of the whole body. EMDR therapy and embodiment practices I have found to be powerful tools and interventions to support someone in finding balance, harmony and relief away from present day distress and symptoms.
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Kris York
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605
I view the counseling experience as a journey. My goal is to walk with a client during this journey. Each person has their individual strengths and challenges. Together we will build on those strengths and face the challenges in order to reach your goals. This journey is centered around the client in a compassionate, nonjudgmental, safe, and empathic environment.
I view the counseling experience as a journey. My goal is to walk with a client during this journey. Each person has their individual strengths and challenges. Together we will build on those strengths and face the challenges in order to reach your goals. This journey is centered around the client in a compassionate, nonjudgmental, safe, and empathic environment.
(984) 464-6711 View (984) 464-6711
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Michelle Chiaramonte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605
Looking for answers? Therapy can help. Whether you are struggling with mood issues, frustration with family problems, your relationship is hurting, ineffective communication or challenging life transitions, you are in the right place! I provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families focused on Anxiety/Depression, Marriage & Couples Counseling, Postpartum Issues, and Family Counseling.
Looking for answers? Therapy can help. Whether you are struggling with mood issues, frustration with family problems, your relationship is hurting, ineffective communication or challenging life transitions, you are in the right place! I provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families focused on Anxiety/Depression, Marriage & Couples Counseling, Postpartum Issues, and Family Counseling.
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Adrienne Hayes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605  (Online Only)
When navigating life, you may work hard to hold everything together externally, yet internally, you struggle with feelings of inadequacy and disappointment. Whether it manifests as anxiety, challenging relationships, disordered eating, or low self-esteem, you're wanting some sort of relief.
When navigating life, you may work hard to hold everything together externally, yet internally, you struggle with feelings of inadequacy and disappointment. Whether it manifests as anxiety, challenging relationships, disordered eating, or low self-esteem, you're wanting some sort of relief.
(984) 230-8405 View (984) 230-8405
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Brianna Hicks
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603
For the last ten years I have been helping clients from a variety of backgrounds to move in the direction of making a meaningful, fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with folks struggling with disordered eating and body image distress, obsessive compulsive tendencies, anxiety, depression, trauma, and challenges related to gender and sexuality. As a person who identifies as queer herself, I am strongly committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental, and affirming space for all folks in the LGTBQ community and provide letters for folks looking to receiving gender affirming medical care.
For the last ten years I have been helping clients from a variety of backgrounds to move in the direction of making a meaningful, fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with folks struggling with disordered eating and body image distress, obsessive compulsive tendencies, anxiety, depression, trauma, and challenges related to gender and sexuality. As a person who identifies as queer herself, I am strongly committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental, and affirming space for all folks in the LGTBQ community and provide letters for folks looking to receiving gender affirming medical care.
(919) 888-4511 View (919) 888-4511
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Anna Vargas
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603
I provide guidance for clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, OCD, depression, traumatic events, challenging childhoods, and feeling overwhelmed, stressed and “not good enough,” but most importantly, I enjoy helping folks navigate the challenges of being human in a world that is constantly telling us how we’re “supposed” to be. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental and down-to-earth environment for clients to begin sharing their life experiences, expanding self-awareness, shifting perspectives, and letting go of unworkable patterns in order to move in a more meaningful and intentional direction.
I provide guidance for clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, OCD, depression, traumatic events, challenging childhoods, and feeling overwhelmed, stressed and “not good enough,” but most importantly, I enjoy helping folks navigate the challenges of being human in a world that is constantly telling us how we’re “supposed” to be. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental and down-to-earth environment for clients to begin sharing their life experiences, expanding self-awareness, shifting perspectives, and letting go of unworkable patterns in order to move in a more meaningful and intentional direction.
(919) 298-8529 View (919) 298-8529
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Brittani Procknow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603
Do you want to feel at understood in your relationships, but you struggle with communicating emotions deep down? In your relationship, you want to deeply understand one another, break out of unhelpful patterns, and feel the energy you once had. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure: you’re ready to feel confident in making changes. You’re ready to enjoy meaningful relationships without feeling the need to over-achieve. You’re ready to take the courageous step towards vulnerability. Most of all, you’re ready to go from complacent to passionate.
Do you want to feel at understood in your relationships, but you struggle with communicating emotions deep down? In your relationship, you want to deeply understand one another, break out of unhelpful patterns, and feel the energy you once had. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure: you’re ready to feel confident in making changes. You’re ready to enjoy meaningful relationships without feeling the need to over-achieve. You’re ready to take the courageous step towards vulnerability. Most of all, you’re ready to go from complacent to passionate.
(919) 842-3083 View (919) 842-3083
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Angelina Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSATP, PMH-C, CCTP, MAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603
Licensed in VA, WVA, MD and NC. Are you struggling with your overall mental wellness? Have you tried therapy in the past and not seen the progress you were expecting? I am here to offer support and collaborate with you to find hope. Therapy is a shared journey to identify new insights and work on finding actionable solutions. I actively listen to get to know you, develop a clinical relationship and address your unique needs while in a calm and comfortable setting. We work together to create tangible tools to process past experiences, including trauma, and tackle current complicated life issues to facilitate a healthier future.
Licensed in VA, WVA, MD and NC. Are you struggling with your overall mental wellness? Have you tried therapy in the past and not seen the progress you were expecting? I am here to offer support and collaborate with you to find hope. Therapy is a shared journey to identify new insights and work on finding actionable solutions. I actively listen to get to know you, develop a clinical relationship and address your unique needs while in a calm and comfortable setting. We work together to create tangible tools to process past experiences, including trauma, and tackle current complicated life issues to facilitate a healthier future.
(703) 372-9941 View (703) 372-9941
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Cea Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LMBT, RYT-500
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Turning points in life can bring up anxiety, fear of the unknown, and questioning yourself. The pressures of society, “should’s,” and patterns from childhood make it even more difficult to hear yourself. In this in-between, cocoon-like phase – in which you’re not who you were and not yet who you will become – doubt, worry, bad dreams, digestive issues, neck and jaw pain, and low back pain are a few of the symptoms that can arise. Simultaneously, transitions are opportunities to deepen trust in yourself and get to know your genuine self. Together, we will illuminate and empower your needs and desires for this next phase of your life.
Turning points in life can bring up anxiety, fear of the unknown, and questioning yourself. The pressures of society, “should’s,” and patterns from childhood make it even more difficult to hear yourself. In this in-between, cocoon-like phase – in which you’re not who you were and not yet who you will become – doubt, worry, bad dreams, digestive issues, neck and jaw pain, and low back pain are a few of the symptoms that can arise. Simultaneously, transitions are opportunities to deepen trust in yourself and get to know your genuine self. Together, we will illuminate and empower your needs and desires for this next phase of your life.
(984) 224-7736 View (984) 224-7736
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Stephanie M. Turner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
I help adults who feel overwhelmed and unable to live life fully due to anxiety, fear, worry, and depression. My specialty is the treatment of anxiety disorders, adjustment disorder, and interpersonal/relational issues in quarter-life adults (ages 18 - early 40s). Specifically, I treat generalized anxiety, social anxiety, complex/relational trauma, and anxiety caused by circumstances such as acute or chronic illness, life transition, loss, relationship difficulties, and social isolation. I help clients understand the ways that anxiety limits their lives. Since chronic anxiety often leads to depressive symptoms, I treat that as well.
I help adults who feel overwhelmed and unable to live life fully due to anxiety, fear, worry, and depression. My specialty is the treatment of anxiety disorders, adjustment disorder, and interpersonal/relational issues in quarter-life adults (ages 18 - early 40s). Specifically, I treat generalized anxiety, social anxiety, complex/relational trauma, and anxiety caused by circumstances such as acute or chronic illness, life transition, loss, relationship difficulties, and social isolation. I help clients understand the ways that anxiety limits their lives. Since chronic anxiety often leads to depressive symptoms, I treat that as well.
(919) 726-3423 View (919) 726-3423
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Karon F Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605
Not accepting new clients
Seeking help as you cope with life's difficult circumstances is hard, and it is my honor and privilege to work with you as your therapist. My role in your wellness journey is to provide guidance and support as you learn healthy, effective coping mechanisms to deal with both acute and chronic stressors in your life.
Seeking help as you cope with life's difficult circumstances is hard, and it is my honor and privilege to work with you as your therapist. My role in your wellness journey is to provide guidance and support as you learn healthy, effective coping mechanisms to deal with both acute and chronic stressors in your life.
(919) 525-3231 View (919) 525-3231
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Katherine Good
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605
My desire is to help you reach your goals, manage sexual issues, and improve your relationships using talk therapy, a nonjudgmental stance, and humor. Sex therapy is TALK therapy centered on the intimate thoughts, behaviors, patterns, and history of your sex life. Sex therapy has no exams, no nudity, and no sexual contact. Everyone is a sexual being and everyone has sexual problems at some point in their life. You are not alone and I can help. I can help untangle sexual problems at their core~ from childhood misunderstandings to sexual technique to adult romantic connection problems. www.goodsexthersapy.com
My desire is to help you reach your goals, manage sexual issues, and improve your relationships using talk therapy, a nonjudgmental stance, and humor. Sex therapy is TALK therapy centered on the intimate thoughts, behaviors, patterns, and history of your sex life. Sex therapy has no exams, no nudity, and no sexual contact. Everyone is a sexual being and everyone has sexual problems at some point in their life. You are not alone and I can help. I can help untangle sexual problems at their core~ from childhood misunderstandings to sexual technique to adult romantic connection problems. www.goodsexthersapy.com
(919) 328-3392 View (919) 328-3392
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Brandon Robinson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, CCS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC 27605
NOW > Offering "Structured Family Interventions" to help family members cope with a loved one with addiction issues, and facilitate them getting to primary treatment. It can be frustrating to feel and behave a certain way, knowing that you have or can be better at living. I am comfortable with those who know that something is not working and are considering how to change, so they can ultimately function better. My clients are those who come for one on one counseling, family members, and couples who struggle with addiction in the home. I have a wide range of experience in treating addiction, mental health, and supporting recovery.
NOW > Offering "Structured Family Interventions" to help family members cope with a loved one with addiction issues, and facilitate them getting to primary treatment. It can be frustrating to feel and behave a certain way, knowing that you have or can be better at living. I am comfortable with those who know that something is not working and are considering how to change, so they can ultimately function better. My clients are those who come for one on one counseling, family members, and couples who struggle with addiction in the home. I have a wide range of experience in treating addiction, mental health, and supporting recovery.
(919) 666-3074 View (919) 666-3074

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Number of Therapists in Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
85% Depression
73% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Life Transitions
71% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Glenwood-Brooklyn, Raleigh, NC see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glenwood-Brooklyn, 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.