Therapists in West, Raleigh, NC

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Wake Psychological Health and Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
Are you looking to discover solutions and to feel better? Our mission is to help you achieve this goal. We are here to help you overcome life's challenges. ​Our practice philosophy emphasizes compassion, understanding the client in context, and valuing multiple worldviews. We are devoted to empowering clients of all backgrounds with evidence based solutions using Cognitive-behavioral, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused approaches.
Are you looking to discover solutions and to feel better? Our mission is to help you achieve this goal. We are here to help you overcome life's challenges. ​Our practice philosophy emphasizes compassion, understanding the client in context, and valuing multiple worldviews. We are devoted to empowering clients of all backgrounds with evidence based solutions using Cognitive-behavioral, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused approaches.
(919) 364-6269 View (919) 364-6269
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Donald P Rush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
Are you struggling with anxiety, anger, depression or lack of self esteem? Do you long for closer relationships with less stress? I have helped numerous individuals develop their strengths and create the version of themselves and their lives they envisioned. Whether you are struggling with a personality disorder, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, or significant traumas, together we can find a path toward. My specialty areas are mood management, mindfulness and relationship skills development.
Are you struggling with anxiety, anger, depression or lack of self esteem? Do you long for closer relationships with less stress? I have helped numerous individuals develop their strengths and create the version of themselves and their lives they envisioned. Whether you are struggling with a personality disorder, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, or significant traumas, together we can find a path toward. My specialty areas are mood management, mindfulness and relationship skills development.
(984) 240-8201 x1002 View (984) 240-8201 x1002
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Catherine Saunders - Unmask Late diagnosed Autism And Adhd
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
West, Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There is such a wide range of emotions that comes with being diagnosed with Autism and ADHD as an adult when you have lived your whole life not knowing there was a reason you didn’t fit the mold others seemingly did so easily. Catherine has lived this as she was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD in her 30’s. She knows what it is like to navigate the feelings of grief for all the support you didn’t receive growing up as well as the relief of finally knowing and understanding who you are.
There is such a wide range of emotions that comes with being diagnosed with Autism and ADHD as an adult when you have lived your whole life not knowing there was a reason you didn’t fit the mold others seemingly did so easily. Catherine has lived this as she was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD in her 30’s. She knows what it is like to navigate the feelings of grief for all the support you didn’t receive growing up as well as the relief of finally knowing and understanding who you are.
(984) 201-7928 View (984) 201-7928
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Heather Rothrock
Psychological Associate, LPA, LCAS
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
If you are struggling with issues of mood, substance use, trauma, or sexual or gender identity, I have almost 2 decades of clinical experience helping people cope and transform their lives.
If you are struggling with issues of mood, substance use, trauma, or sexual or gender identity, I have almost 2 decades of clinical experience helping people cope and transform their lives.
(919) 504-9502 View (919) 504-9502
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Victoria Snow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to find your place in the world? Do you feel self-doubt, hopeless, and on-edge? That anxious voice inside your head may be telling you that everyone else has it "figured out". You feel like you're not good enough. I know how heavy, frightening, and isolating that can feel. I have experience working with an array of concerns including life transitions, anxiety disorders, trauma, stress management, relationship stress, and the unique needs of adolescents and young adults. My specialty area of Dialectical Behavior Therapy training and Mindfulness will help you (or your loved one) cope with many kinds of challenges.
Are you struggling to find your place in the world? Do you feel self-doubt, hopeless, and on-edge? That anxious voice inside your head may be telling you that everyone else has it "figured out". You feel like you're not good enough. I know how heavy, frightening, and isolating that can feel. I have experience working with an array of concerns including life transitions, anxiety disorders, trauma, stress management, relationship stress, and the unique needs of adolescents and young adults. My specialty area of Dialectical Behavior Therapy training and Mindfulness will help you (or your loved one) cope with many kinds of challenges.
(919) 877-6151 View (919) 877-6151
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Meredith Nisbet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West, Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I'm Meredith (she/her/hers). I'm so glad you're here, and I want you to know something: all of you is welcome here. Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating and body image, having difficulty navigating your relationships, or feeling the weight of anxiety, depression, or life transitions, I want to be in your corner. Together we can create space for your emotions to be heard and validated, and for you to create new meaning from your experiences. I want you to know that you can be well, happy, and engaged in your life- not in spite of your struggles, but because of them!
Hi! I'm Meredith (she/her/hers). I'm so glad you're here, and I want you to know something: all of you is welcome here. Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating and body image, having difficulty navigating your relationships, or feeling the weight of anxiety, depression, or life transitions, I want to be in your corner. Together we can create space for your emotions to be heard and validated, and for you to create new meaning from your experiences. I want you to know that you can be well, happy, and engaged in your life- not in spite of your struggles, but because of them!
(336) 439-8698 View (336) 439-8698
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Dr. Denise S Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist and certified health coach. I've had the fortunate opportunity of working with many different types of people throughout my career. Working on social work and public health research projects helped me realize I enjoy working with patients who struggle with mental health and chronic disease diagnoses. I obtained my Master's in Social Work degree from East Carolina University in 2011 and began practicing psychotherapy. Taking the first step toward treatment isn't easy. But since you are already here, take the second step to schedule an appointment...you'll be glad you did!
I am a licensed therapist and certified health coach. I've had the fortunate opportunity of working with many different types of people throughout my career. Working on social work and public health research projects helped me realize I enjoy working with patients who struggle with mental health and chronic disease diagnoses. I obtained my Master's in Social Work degree from East Carolina University in 2011 and began practicing psychotherapy. Taking the first step toward treatment isn't easy. But since you are already here, take the second step to schedule an appointment...you'll be glad you did!
(919) 551-3412 View (919) 551-3412
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Sarina Manifold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
Not accepting new clients
Have you experienced a loss, change, or transition that has left you thinking, “this isn’t how it was supposed to be” or “no one understands”? Because of this, you feel hopeless, or afraid you aren’t going to be able to go on. Maybe you are caring for someone with a chronic or terminal illness and you feel exhausted and angry, and then almost immediately guilty for feeling that way. When you try to talk to others, they tell you to "think of the good things", which then leads you to feel more anger and frustration. You are tired of feeling like this.
Have you experienced a loss, change, or transition that has left you thinking, “this isn’t how it was supposed to be” or “no one understands”? Because of this, you feel hopeless, or afraid you aren’t going to be able to go on. Maybe you are caring for someone with a chronic or terminal illness and you feel exhausted and angry, and then almost immediately guilty for feeling that way. When you try to talk to others, they tell you to "think of the good things", which then leads you to feel more anger and frustration. You are tired of feeling like this.
(984) 207-0834 View (984) 207-0834
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Luis Jose Marcano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West, Raleigh, NC 27607
Currently accepting new clients. I'm a bilingual counselor my goal to provide with a comfortable, safe and supportive environment conducive to growth and improvement of your quality of life by learning ways to cope, adjust and address life barriers. I believe in a collaborative approach to develop individual counseling goals or explore options during consultations for developing a plan to achieve desire target. I will walk next to you in a non-judgmental way and all interventions and desire outcomes will be align with your personality and needs.
Currently accepting new clients. I'm a bilingual counselor my goal to provide with a comfortable, safe and supportive environment conducive to growth and improvement of your quality of life by learning ways to cope, adjust and address life barriers. I believe in a collaborative approach to develop individual counseling goals or explore options during consultations for developing a plan to achieve desire target. I will walk next to you in a non-judgmental way and all interventions and desire outcomes will be align with your personality and needs.
(919) 372-4350 View (919) 372-4350
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Clementine Aimee L Obama
LCSW Associate , CMSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
I am a LCSWA with experience helping individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I bring experience from a variety of environments including inpatient, home-health and hospice, community based interventions and resources. I have particular experience working with adults, elders, trauma victims and veterans.
I am a LCSWA with experience helping individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I bring experience from a variety of environments including inpatient, home-health and hospice, community based interventions and resources. I have particular experience working with adults, elders, trauma victims and veterans.
(919) 436-3316 View (919) 436-3316
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Bill Venable
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
Waitlist for new clients
Do you want to find a place where you can be authentic and feel safe? My desire is to provide an environment for emotional and spiritual healing. As a Christian counselor, I seek to weave eternal truths in with healing prayer in a way that brings about lasting change and transformation. I am a Certified HeartSync Minister and since 2010, I have taken a special interest in implementing the HeartSync method developed by Andy Miller, LCSW to bring lasting healing to places in the soul that have received trauma, emotional pain and deep hurts.
Do you want to find a place where you can be authentic and feel safe? My desire is to provide an environment for emotional and spiritual healing. As a Christian counselor, I seek to weave eternal truths in with healing prayer in a way that brings about lasting change and transformation. I am a Certified HeartSync Minister and since 2010, I have taken a special interest in implementing the HeartSync method developed by Andy Miller, LCSW to bring lasting healing to places in the soul that have received trauma, emotional pain and deep hurts.
(919) 759-5833 View (919) 759-5833
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Erika Paulyne Branch
LCSW Associate, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phew, there's a lot of profiles here all saying the same thing. The bottom line is: you need help with something. Life just isn't life-ing for you or your loved one right now. There's a lot going on right now and everyday worries are no exception. Everyone needs a little support in figuring out ways to manage feelings of anxiety, where the motivation went, and to help you feel validated. Take charge of your own life by finding creative, artistic, and new ways to look at everyday life. I like to help my clients find realistic and useful ways to navigate their problems, while keeping you the main character of your own game.
Phew, there's a lot of profiles here all saying the same thing. The bottom line is: you need help with something. Life just isn't life-ing for you or your loved one right now. There's a lot going on right now and everyday worries are no exception. Everyone needs a little support in figuring out ways to manage feelings of anxiety, where the motivation went, and to help you feel validated. Take charge of your own life by finding creative, artistic, and new ways to look at everyday life. I like to help my clients find realistic and useful ways to navigate their problems, while keeping you the main character of your own game.
(984) 310-8748 View (984) 310-8748
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Beth Gaudette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am Beth Gaudette, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Raleigh, here to help support you during life's daily and complex challenges. I graduated from North Carolina State University with an MSW. My therapy experience focuses on many concerns, including anxiety, depression, family conflict, and parenting, working with a wide range of clients but specializing in working with adolescents through adulthood. Unfortunately, shame and guilt are too prominent in our world, and as a provider offering a space without judgment is essential for clients to reach their goals.
Welcome! I am Beth Gaudette, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Raleigh, here to help support you during life's daily and complex challenges. I graduated from North Carolina State University with an MSW. My therapy experience focuses on many concerns, including anxiety, depression, family conflict, and parenting, working with a wide range of clients but specializing in working with adolescents through adulthood. Unfortunately, shame and guilt are too prominent in our world, and as a provider offering a space without judgment is essential for clients to reach their goals.
(919) 980-9969 View (919) 980-9969
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Karim Nassar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
You deserve to live your best, most authentic life. My practice focuses on helping members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I celebrate all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations, and believe that all relationship models between consenting adults are valid and beautiful. I believe that therapy can be a powerful tool in helping us find our path through the obstacles and challenges that life throws at us.
You deserve to live your best, most authentic life. My practice focuses on helping members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I celebrate all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations, and believe that all relationship models between consenting adults are valid and beautiful. I believe that therapy can be a powerful tool in helping us find our path through the obstacles and challenges that life throws at us.
(919) 443-6249 View (919) 443-6249
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Carrieann Lefsaker
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
First and foremost, I support and affirm all LGBTQ+ identities and I am respectful of all racial, ethnic, and cultural identities and experiences. I spent 21 years in the U.S. military and have been peer mentoring in the addiction recovery community for over 10 years. My time with these two populations, and my own personal experiences, have given me a passion for understanding and treating trauma and the many conditions that arise along with it. I use a trauma-focused approach that processes foundational issues while learning coping skills that can quickly lessen symptoms.
First and foremost, I support and affirm all LGBTQ+ identities and I am respectful of all racial, ethnic, and cultural identities and experiences. I spent 21 years in the U.S. military and have been peer mentoring in the addiction recovery community for over 10 years. My time with these two populations, and my own personal experiences, have given me a passion for understanding and treating trauma and the many conditions that arise along with it. I use a trauma-focused approach that processes foundational issues while learning coping skills that can quickly lessen symptoms.
(919) 689-4517 View (919) 689-4517
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Lacrisha Holcomb
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHCA, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Greetings, friend! My name is Lacrisha and I have provided cognitive behavioral therapy to hundreds of diverse individuals of all ages in my previous roles as a group home Residential Counselor, Addictions Counselor, Family Intervention Specialist, Veteran Care Manager, and Therapist. If you are seeking a safe space to process stressors, workplace drama, personal trauma, relationship issues and more, I would be happy to assist! Therapy is a great tool for improving self-awareness and being proactive in managing your wellness. Reclaim your peace and contact me for more information on how we can collaborate on your healing journey!
Greetings, friend! My name is Lacrisha and I have provided cognitive behavioral therapy to hundreds of diverse individuals of all ages in my previous roles as a group home Residential Counselor, Addictions Counselor, Family Intervention Specialist, Veteran Care Manager, and Therapist. If you are seeking a safe space to process stressors, workplace drama, personal trauma, relationship issues and more, I would be happy to assist! Therapy is a great tool for improving self-awareness and being proactive in managing your wellness. Reclaim your peace and contact me for more information on how we can collaborate on your healing journey!
(984) 985-2471 View (984) 985-2471
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Darnell Johnson
Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
You are better than the worst thing you've ever done! The goal of Starlight Counseling is for your dignity to be restored. If you are involved with the court system and in need of a substance assessment or counseling I can set an appointment within 1 to 3 business days.
You are better than the worst thing you've ever done! The goal of Starlight Counseling is for your dignity to be restored. If you are involved with the court system and in need of a substance assessment or counseling I can set an appointment within 1 to 3 business days.
(919) 805-6046 View (919) 805-6046
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Krystle Moxley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West, Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Are you ready to work through a traumatic event or looking to try EMDR? Perhaps you need to process through a loss, a new life transition, couple's therapy, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, or emotional regulation. Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask any questions you may have. My approach to therapy is to create a space where you feel free from judgment and can work alongside your therapist to reach the goals you set. My therapy approach is direct yet compassionate. As a clinician who provides telehealth, I have the privilege of seeing clients who live across the entirety of North Carolina.
Are you ready to work through a traumatic event or looking to try EMDR? Perhaps you need to process through a loss, a new life transition, couple's therapy, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, or emotional regulation. Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask any questions you may have. My approach to therapy is to create a space where you feel free from judgment and can work alongside your therapist to reach the goals you set. My therapy approach is direct yet compassionate. As a clinician who provides telehealth, I have the privilege of seeing clients who live across the entirety of North Carolina.
(910) 841-1586 View (910) 841-1586
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Donielle Lisbon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West, Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Have you ever stopped to wonder, what life could look like if we truly allowed ourselves to lean into the power of vulnerably discovering who we are and what we need to feel safe and whole in this world? What could our relationships with others look like? How would we see ourselves? What could we finally let go of? What new light could we step into? The clients that I work with are asking the same and finding their truest intentions for this life and looking for support as they navigate through it all.
Have you ever stopped to wonder, what life could look like if we truly allowed ourselves to lean into the power of vulnerably discovering who we are and what we need to feel safe and whole in this world? What could our relationships with others look like? How would we see ourselves? What could we finally let go of? What new light could we step into? The clients that I work with are asking the same and finding their truest intentions for this life and looking for support as they navigate through it all.
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Julia Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West, Raleigh, NC 27606
I strive to offer a therapeutic space for discovery, building hope, and transformation. The challenges that I commonly support people through include Depression, Anxiety or OCD/Phobias, Maternal Mental Health/Perinatal Trauma or Challenges, Life Transitions, Childhood Trauma or Trauma Processing, and ADHD/ASD. The goals with these presenting problems often include creating a sense of stability, finding effective coping strategies, building support systems, and developing a strengths-based or resilient narrative of their story.
I strive to offer a therapeutic space for discovery, building hope, and transformation. The challenges that I commonly support people through include Depression, Anxiety or OCD/Phobias, Maternal Mental Health/Perinatal Trauma or Challenges, Life Transitions, Childhood Trauma or Trauma Processing, and ADHD/ASD. The goals with these presenting problems often include creating a sense of stability, finding effective coping strategies, building support systems, and developing a strengths-based or resilient narrative of their story.
(919) 324-0873 View (919) 324-0873

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Number of Therapists in West, Raleigh, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in West, Raleigh, NC who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Depression
77% Self Esteem
71% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West, Raleigh, NC see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in West, 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.