Therapists in Westlake, Raleigh, NC

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Melanie McCabe
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP
Verified Verified
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Dr. Melanie McCabe. Call me Melanie or Mel. I am a real human, mom, wife, and a slow runner trying to get faster and a psychologist. I like to use a real, kind, yet direct and sometimes humorous approach with clients. I like to build partnerships with clients. Some want to fine tune their lives and some need to create lives worth living. I see children as young as 6, their parents, young adults and mature adults. My clients have often seen several other providers before meeting me. I do not accept insurance so I can dedicate clinical time to caring for patients.
Hi, I am Dr. Melanie McCabe. Call me Melanie or Mel. I am a real human, mom, wife, and a slow runner trying to get faster and a psychologist. I like to use a real, kind, yet direct and sometimes humorous approach with clients. I like to build partnerships with clients. Some want to fine tune their lives and some need to create lives worth living. I see children as young as 6, their parents, young adults and mature adults. My clients have often seen several other providers before meeting me. I do not accept insurance so I can dedicate clinical time to caring for patients.
(919) 887-9549 View (919) 887-9549
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Debra Apollonia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients are able to explore issues and improve the quality of their lives. I use an integrative style of psychotherapy that pulls from many different approaches with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and have experience working with those struggling with addiction and recovery issues.I also have years of experience working with emergency and trauma patients and their families. I treat children, adolescents and adults using individual, family and/or couples' counseling.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients are able to explore issues and improve the quality of their lives. I use an integrative style of psychotherapy that pulls from many different approaches with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and have experience working with those struggling with addiction and recovery issues.I also have years of experience working with emergency and trauma patients and their families. I treat children, adolescents and adults using individual, family and/or couples' counseling.
(919) 948-1395 View (919) 948-1395
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Erik D Potter
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MATL, MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
Are you experiencing difficulties in your life related to anxiety, depression, communication with your partner, or the long-term impact of trauma? I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS) with over 17 years of experience helping Children, Adults, Couples and Families. I have extensive expertise in treating traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, oppositional behaviors, relational issues, and couples issues. I founded Potter Counseling & Consulting in 2016 and devote much of my time to training and supervising our team of clinicians.
Are you experiencing difficulties in your life related to anxiety, depression, communication with your partner, or the long-term impact of trauma? I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS) with over 17 years of experience helping Children, Adults, Couples and Families. I have extensive expertise in treating traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, oppositional behaviors, relational issues, and couples issues. I founded Potter Counseling & Consulting in 2016 and devote much of my time to training and supervising our team of clinicians.
(919) 752-4847 View (919) 752-4847
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Kimberly E. Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
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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Kelsey L. Garner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
Whether you're navigating through a challenging time, seeking to strengthen your mind-body connection, or exploring ways to foster greater inner peace and coherence, I'm here to support you. My therapeutic approach is relational and integrative, grounded in creating safe spaces where you can fully embody your experiences and cultivate deeper connections within yourself. Through evidence-based strategies and a focus on somatic and holistic healing, I aim to help you achieve a harmonious state where your mind, body, and spirit can thrive.
Whether you're navigating through a challenging time, seeking to strengthen your mind-body connection, or exploring ways to foster greater inner peace and coherence, I'm here to support you. My therapeutic approach is relational and integrative, grounded in creating safe spaces where you can fully embody your experiences and cultivate deeper connections within yourself. Through evidence-based strategies and a focus on somatic and holistic healing, I aim to help you achieve a harmonious state where your mind, body, and spirit can thrive.
(919) 367-1891 View (919) 367-1891
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Veronica Kemeny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
Not accepting new clients
On leave until end of February 2024- Are pregnancy and motherhood supposed to feel this way? Why didn't anyone tell you how lost and alone you would feel? Since becoming a mom, you may feel like your partner and yourself are on autopilot and don't connect anymore. By acknowledging that you need some extra support, you can take the first steps to feeling more hopeful about this new adventure. You can work towards trusting yourself and others. You can be present in the moment for child, yourself and your loved ones and not lost in your self-critical thoughts.
On leave until end of February 2024- Are pregnancy and motherhood supposed to feel this way? Why didn't anyone tell you how lost and alone you would feel? Since becoming a mom, you may feel like your partner and yourself are on autopilot and don't connect anymore. By acknowledging that you need some extra support, you can take the first steps to feeling more hopeful about this new adventure. You can work towards trusting yourself and others. You can be present in the moment for child, yourself and your loved ones and not lost in your self-critical thoughts.
(919) 728-9328 View (919) 728-9328
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Angeline Martin Woodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(919) 328-2317 View (919) 328-2317
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Katy Moyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
Waitlist for new clients
I approach counseling from a holistic perspective, taking into consideration the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of each client. I believe that a safe, therapeutic environment and strong rapport are critical to growth and healing. I consider counseling as a collaborative journey, respecting that the client is the expert of their own life. As such, I work together with my clients in developing goals that meet each client's specific needs.
I approach counseling from a holistic perspective, taking into consideration the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of each client. I believe that a safe, therapeutic environment and strong rapport are critical to growth and healing. I consider counseling as a collaborative journey, respecting that the client is the expert of their own life. As such, I work together with my clients in developing goals that meet each client's specific needs.
(919) 689-4307 View (919) 689-4307
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Robert B. Mitchell-Creative Solutions Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
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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Travis E. Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, QSLCMHC
Verified Verified
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
Our mission at True Impact Counseling Services, PLLC is to provide quality counseling that encourages positive change in the lives of our clients. We accomplish our mission by respectfully challenging, supporting, and equipping those we serve. We assert that all clients have the capacity to impact and influence their circumstances. We are committed to meeting our clients where they are in life and working to help them attain their stated goals.
Our mission at True Impact Counseling Services, PLLC is to provide quality counseling that encourages positive change in the lives of our clients. We accomplish our mission by respectfully challenging, supporting, and equipping those we serve. We assert that all clients have the capacity to impact and influence their circumstances. We are committed to meeting our clients where they are in life and working to help them attain their stated goals.
(984) 201-7806 View (984) 201-7806
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Pamela Crassweller
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
I have extensive experience administering psycho-educational evaluations. I work with a variety of clients, from the low functioning to the extremely gifted. These evaluations include a cognitive (IQ) test and an educational test which can be used to identify learning disabilities and gifted children. I am able to test in the school environment as well as the private sector. Reports meet all NC State requirements and can be used for educational institutions to qualify the student for special services and accommodations from the Exceptional Children's Program.
I have extensive experience administering psycho-educational evaluations. I work with a variety of clients, from the low functioning to the extremely gifted. These evaluations include a cognitive (IQ) test and an educational test which can be used to identify learning disabilities and gifted children. I am able to test in the school environment as well as the private sector. Reports meet all NC State requirements and can be used for educational institutions to qualify the student for special services and accommodations from the Exceptional Children's Program.
(919) 429-7524 View (919) 429-7524
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Mike Daniels
Psychologist, PhD, HSP-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
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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Geoffrey Zeger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
Not accepting new clients
NOTE: As of 3/22, I am not currently accepting new clients through this profile. My apologies. Adjustments to this will occur as the pandemic proceeds. I hope you are able to find a clinician with whom you synchronize, and I hope you stay well during these extraordinary circumstances.
NOTE: As of 3/22, I am not currently accepting new clients through this profile. My apologies. Adjustments to this will occur as the pandemic proceeds. I hope you are able to find a clinician with whom you synchronize, and I hope you stay well during these extraordinary circumstances.
(919) 429-7068 View (919) 429-7068
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Jennie Dickson-Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Seeking support can be a difficult yet rewarding step toward change and growth. I strive to understand your suffering in the context of your whole life and identity, using a warm and non-judgmental approach. I work with people to decrease distress, improve mood, process grief and traumatic experiences, explore identity, improve confidence, address eating and body image concerns, make life decisions, navigate transitions, enhance relationships, and develop a deeper awareness of emotions and connection to the body. I welcome clients from all sexual orientations and gender identities, including transgender people, as well as all racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
Seeking support can be a difficult yet rewarding step toward change and growth. I strive to understand your suffering in the context of your whole life and identity, using a warm and non-judgmental approach. I work with people to decrease distress, improve mood, process grief and traumatic experiences, explore identity, improve confidence, address eating and body image concerns, make life decisions, navigate transitions, enhance relationships, and develop a deeper awareness of emotions and connection to the body. I welcome clients from all sexual orientations and gender identities, including transgender people, as well as all racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
(919) 372-3954 View (919) 372-3954
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Ellen Douglas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
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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Jeremy Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to get help can be a very tough decision. Many people who consider starting therapy may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, ashamed, or hopeless. My practice focuses on helping those who have experienced trauma heal in a safe, secure, compassionate, and supportive environment. I use evidenced-based and evidence-informed practices that have been known to help others, like you, experience relief from the effects of trauma. My goal as your therapist is to understand, nurture, and leverage your innate strengths and resources in the healing process and restore balance to your system.
Taking the first step to get help can be a very tough decision. Many people who consider starting therapy may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, ashamed, or hopeless. My practice focuses on helping those who have experienced trauma heal in a safe, secure, compassionate, and supportive environment. I use evidenced-based and evidence-informed practices that have been known to help others, like you, experience relief from the effects of trauma. My goal as your therapist is to understand, nurture, and leverage your innate strengths and resources in the healing process and restore balance to your system.
(984) 207-3892 View (984) 207-3892
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Peggy Widener
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, unhappy or maybe just lost? Has your marriage gotten too hard? You are not alone. We all encounter difficult times throughout life and sometimes we need help. It is my belief that everyone can achieve the happiness that they desire but sometimes obstacles stand in our way. With a variety of techniques and support you will discover how to live your life to its greatest potential. My office will be a safe and secure place for you to focus on yourself and the goals that you want to achieve.
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, unhappy or maybe just lost? Has your marriage gotten too hard? You are not alone. We all encounter difficult times throughout life and sometimes we need help. It is my belief that everyone can achieve the happiness that they desire but sometimes obstacles stand in our way. With a variety of techniques and support you will discover how to live your life to its greatest potential. My office will be a safe and secure place for you to focus on yourself and the goals that you want to achieve.
(919) 646-3288 View (919) 646-3288
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Southeast Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, DMin, PsyD, LCMHC, FBPPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
We offer a wide variety of counseling services and a staff of fully and provisionally licensed counselors. If you are not sure what kind of counseling you want or need, start with us! We will help you through the process and help make it as easy as possible for you to get back to feeling like "you" again. In addition to a variety of therapeutic approaches to psychotherapy we also integrate measurement-based care into the treatment of our clients. Using approved and tried-and-true assessments we offer a full-approach to whole-person counseling. Give us a call today for available session times guaranteed within the week. Open Saturday
We offer a wide variety of counseling services and a staff of fully and provisionally licensed counselors. If you are not sure what kind of counseling you want or need, start with us! We will help you through the process and help make it as easy as possible for you to get back to feeling like "you" again. In addition to a variety of therapeutic approaches to psychotherapy we also integrate measurement-based care into the treatment of our clients. Using approved and tried-and-true assessments we offer a full-approach to whole-person counseling. Give us a call today for available session times guaranteed within the week. Open Saturday
(910) 506-3005 View (910) 506-3005
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Ruth Echols Amos
Counselor, MAEd, LCMHCS, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and have been in private practice since 2006. I have a strong interest in working with mothers through their journey from pregnancy to motherhood. I hope to help clients with navigating the transitions that occur with becoming a parent, the impact it has on relationships, and the importance of self care along the way. I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International. In addition, I have a background in grief and loss therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and have been in private practice since 2006. I have a strong interest in working with mothers through their journey from pregnancy to motherhood. I hope to help clients with navigating the transitions that occur with becoming a parent, the impact it has on relationships, and the importance of self care along the way. I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International. In addition, I have a background in grief and loss therapy.
(919) 267-2490 View (919) 267-2490
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Lynette Cisneros
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westlake, Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Online Sessions Only. I recognize that finding a therapist can be quite time consuming & feel daunting. I have been a practicing counselor for over 20 years. I provide services in North Carolina & Florida. Areas addressed may include: self worth & esteem, self sabotaging tendencies & negative self talk/thought spirals, resolving shame, establishing healthy boundaries, disentangling from unhealthy relationships, decreasing people pleasing, grief/loss, identity. I strive to aid my clients in identifying which choices, thoughts & behaviors have served them well & which may need to be reframed, redirected or just released.
Online Sessions Only. I recognize that finding a therapist can be quite time consuming & feel daunting. I have been a practicing counselor for over 20 years. I provide services in North Carolina & Florida. Areas addressed may include: self worth & esteem, self sabotaging tendencies & negative self talk/thought spirals, resolving shame, establishing healthy boundaries, disentangling from unhealthy relationships, decreasing people pleasing, grief/loss, identity. I strive to aid my clients in identifying which choices, thoughts & behaviors have served them well & which may need to be reframed, redirected or just released.
(919) 372-4488 View (919) 372-4488

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Westlake, Raleigh, NC

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Westlake, Raleigh, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
72% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Westlake, Raleigh, NC see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westlake, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.