Therapists in Research Triangle Park, NC

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David M Moore
PhD, LCMHCS, FABP , TA/SA
Verified
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Psychoanalysis (PA) provides the most in-depth, long-lasting treatment: two or more sessions per week lying on a couch for two years or more. Ideal for the person who has tried medications and briefer therapies unsuccessfully. Like exercise and the violin, concentrated​ long work is required for lifelong growth in the ability to love, work and play, while containing suffering, loss and uncertainty. Quick fixes limited to a pill or briefer therapy, only if insurance pays, tend to be quite expensive long run. PA seeks to get at the underlying roots and meanings beginning in infancy and childhood that become recurrent problematic adult
Psychoanalysis (PA) provides the most in-depth, long-lasting treatment: two or more sessions per week lying on a couch for two years or more. Ideal for the person who has tried medications and briefer therapies unsuccessfully. Like exercise and the violin, concentrated​ long work is required for lifelong growth in the ability to love, work and play, while containing suffering, loss and uncertainty. Quick fixes limited to a pill or briefer therapy, only if insurance pays, tend to be quite expensive long run. PA seeks to get at the underlying roots and meanings beginning in infancy and childhood that become recurrent problematic adult
(919) 330-0052 View (919) 330-0052
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Tamara Share
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Working with adults and adolescents in individual, couples, and group counseling, Tamara considers herself a generalist in the field of psychology. Her areas of expertise include developmental concerns, anxiety and stress management, career and life planning, cultural identities, dissertation/thesis coaching, ADHD and LD coaching and testing, and health psychology (e.g. eating and weight concerns, mind-body awareness, and dealing with chronic illness). She also provides organizational consultation and is a trained facilitator in outdoor education. Recent presentations have included: 1) sexual intimacy, 2) wellness coaching, 3) exploring gender norms, and 4) the treatment of disordered eating & other psychosomatic illnesses.
Working with adults and adolescents in individual, couples, and group counseling, Tamara considers herself a generalist in the field of psychology. Her areas of expertise include developmental concerns, anxiety and stress management, career and life planning, cultural identities, dissertation/thesis coaching, ADHD and LD coaching and testing, and health psychology (e.g. eating and weight concerns, mind-body awareness, and dealing with chronic illness). She also provides organizational consultation and is a trained facilitator in outdoor education. Recent presentations have included: 1) sexual intimacy, 2) wellness coaching, 3) exploring gender norms, and 4) the treatment of disordered eating & other psychosomatic illnesses.
(919) 666-3842 View (919) 666-3842
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Mary Grigsby
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, EEM-AP, FDN-P
Verified
4 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed? It's easy to feel unsettled these days. The pace of life just keeps getting faster and stress keeps piling on. In addition to worrying all the time you’ve also been having more physical problems: digestive issues, headaches, trouble sleeping. You never feel rested anymore. The truth is, you just don’t feel like yourself. It all seems like too much. With all that is going on it’s hard to know where to turn and who to trust. The good news is you don't have to face the difficulties of life alone. Together we can find an approach that works for YOU! 
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed? It's easy to feel unsettled these days. The pace of life just keeps getting faster and stress keeps piling on. In addition to worrying all the time you’ve also been having more physical problems: digestive issues, headaches, trouble sleeping. You never feel rested anymore. The truth is, you just don’t feel like yourself. It all seems like too much. With all that is going on it’s hard to know where to turn and who to trust. The good news is you don't have to face the difficulties of life alone. Together we can find an approach that works for YOU! 
(919) 213-6605 View (919) 213-6605
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Barb Gau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709  (Online Only)
As a therapist and life coach, my goal is to help you feel both empowered and at peace with yourself and your life and to guide you on a positive path to growth and well-being. Through our work together, I seek to help you uncover your true self, find your voice, & align your values & life choices. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Simultaneously I will introduce you to tools and strategies that may help you better navigate the stress and anxiety of life and hopefully enable you to experience greater peace, joy, and well being. 
As a therapist and life coach, my goal is to help you feel both empowered and at peace with yourself and your life and to guide you on a positive path to growth and well-being. Through our work together, I seek to help you uncover your true self, find your voice, & align your values & life choices. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Simultaneously I will introduce you to tools and strategies that may help you better navigate the stress and anxiety of life and hopefully enable you to experience greater peace, joy, and well being. 
(919) 883-9133 View (919) 883-9133
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Jenna Best
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Understanding and making sense of your experiences and patterns can help you live a more balanced life - a life which empowers you and generates a positive path to growth, health, and well-being. The goal of our therapy would be to bring more awareness to your choices and patterns, so that you can be empowered to make more mindful decisions. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and make sense of the past and meet new challenges in your life with more clarity and balance.
Understanding and making sense of your experiences and patterns can help you live a more balanced life - a life which empowers you and generates a positive path to growth, health, and well-being. The goal of our therapy would be to bring more awareness to your choices and patterns, so that you can be empowered to make more mindful decisions. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and make sense of the past and meet new challenges in your life with more clarity and balance.
(919) 883-9447 View (919) 883-9447
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Gisela Weimer
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709  (Online Only)
I work with motivated individuals seeking relief from chronic pain as well as reduced stress and anxiety in their personal lives or at work. Chronic pain conditions that I treat include but are not limited to neck and back pain, headaches, pelvic pain, IBS, tinnitus, and fibromyalgia.
I work with motivated individuals seeking relief from chronic pain as well as reduced stress and anxiety in their personal lives or at work. Chronic pain conditions that I treat include but are not limited to neck and back pain, headaches, pelvic pain, IBS, tinnitus, and fibromyalgia.
(919) 551-6904 View (919) 551-6904
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Shani A Foy-Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
**Accepting New Clients** Do you feel that navigating through life's difficult moments can be a struggle and that you have limited opportunities to focus on finding solutions? Do you feel anxious when working through major changes, immobilized by depression, or sense the bonds within your family are weakening? I offer a safe, therapeutic environment that allows you to explore your conflicting experiences, and together we can identify ways to manage life's journey successfully.
**Accepting New Clients** Do you feel that navigating through life's difficult moments can be a struggle and that you have limited opportunities to focus on finding solutions? Do you feel anxious when working through major changes, immobilized by depression, or sense the bonds within your family are weakening? I offer a safe, therapeutic environment that allows you to explore your conflicting experiences, and together we can identify ways to manage life's journey successfully.
(919) 344-0723 View (919) 344-0723
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Shannon Haney-Jenkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Not accepting new clients
Invisible wounds like anxiety and depression can be painful too. Pain can look like feeling scattered, rushed, and stuck not knowing where to start. Like you can’t quite catch your breath. Experiencing trauma can cause symptoms that keep you stuck in pain. Perhaps others describe you as “strong,” or “resilient” and you’d like to actually feel that way more often. You don’t just want a bandaid, you want lasting relief. I get that. You are brave for showing up and asking for help.
Invisible wounds like anxiety and depression can be painful too. Pain can look like feeling scattered, rushed, and stuck not knowing where to start. Like you can’t quite catch your breath. Experiencing trauma can cause symptoms that keep you stuck in pain. Perhaps others describe you as “strong,” or “resilient” and you’d like to actually feel that way more often. You don’t just want a bandaid, you want lasting relief. I get that. You are brave for showing up and asking for help.
(984) 205-7998 View (984) 205-7998
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Terrie S Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Not accepting new clients
You have been been facing difficulties but feel unable to continue struggling alone. Therapy is a good option because often issues are best solved within the context of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Your difficulties may be the result of current stresses, changes in your phase of life, long-standing difficulties with relationships, or childhood loss or abuse that continues to pain you. My psychoanalytically-informed approach to short or long-term therapy is based on gaining insight into what issues may be interfering with your ability to work effectively, enjoy life or relate to significant others.
You have been been facing difficulties but feel unable to continue struggling alone. Therapy is a good option because often issues are best solved within the context of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Your difficulties may be the result of current stresses, changes in your phase of life, long-standing difficulties with relationships, or childhood loss or abuse that continues to pain you. My psychoanalytically-informed approach to short or long-term therapy is based on gaining insight into what issues may be interfering with your ability to work effectively, enjoy life or relate to significant others.
(919) 335-3930 View (919) 335-3930
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Jessica Jeremiah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Every person I serve has a unique story. While some clients experience challenges in just one area, most experience difficulty multiple areas (mental health, trauma, loss, addiction), creating a complex, vicious cycle if not all parts are addressed. The circumstances that bring someone to therapy do not come in 'neat little packages.' I enjoy sorting out the pieces with each client, getting to the root of the issue, and offering a combination of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that help clients finally begin to experience relief, and start living a happier, more fulfilled life.
Every person I serve has a unique story. While some clients experience challenges in just one area, most experience difficulty multiple areas (mental health, trauma, loss, addiction), creating a complex, vicious cycle if not all parts are addressed. The circumstances that bring someone to therapy do not come in 'neat little packages.' I enjoy sorting out the pieces with each client, getting to the root of the issue, and offering a combination of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that help clients finally begin to experience relief, and start living a happier, more fulfilled life.
(919) 585-5163 View (919) 585-5163
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Khalilah Slade
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, CSI
Verified
3 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
We are all on a journey. Sometimes our path presents us with challenges that we find difficult to overcome without help. Do you feel stuck? Need to better understand negative patterns in your life? Are you having difficulty with an important relationship? The relationship you form with a therapist can help you navigate your path with strategies and tools to overcome life’s challenges. My focus, in therapy, is to help you expand and strengthen your resources by learning effective coping strategies. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with transitions, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger and relationship problems.
We are all on a journey. Sometimes our path presents us with challenges that we find difficult to overcome without help. Do you feel stuck? Need to better understand negative patterns in your life? Are you having difficulty with an important relationship? The relationship you form with a therapist can help you navigate your path with strategies and tools to overcome life’s challenges. My focus, in therapy, is to help you expand and strengthen your resources by learning effective coping strategies. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with transitions, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger and relationship problems.
(984) 207-1197 View (984) 207-1197
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Julian Rapaport
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709  (Online Only)
Is there a disconnect between who you are and who you know you could be? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, sadness, fear, or heartbreak? Are you dissatisfied with the person who stares back at you in the mirror? Are you having difficulty launching your career or creating meaningful relationships? Are you a performer looking to reach new heights in your craft, whether that is in sport, art, or business? Is it hard for you to relax or play? If any of these resonate with you, I can help.
Is there a disconnect between who you are and who you know you could be? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, sadness, fear, or heartbreak? Are you dissatisfied with the person who stares back at you in the mirror? Are you having difficulty launching your career or creating meaningful relationships? Are you a performer looking to reach new heights in your craft, whether that is in sport, art, or business? Is it hard for you to relax or play? If any of these resonate with you, I can help.
(919) 351-8902 View (919) 351-8902
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Aressa Burton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711  (Online Only)
Tired of the ache deep down in your soul preventing you from engaging in your relationships, work and life? Or are you a frustrated parent feeling as though none of your efforts are working to get your child to be successful? You have taken the first step, allow me to assist you in the next steps. I can support you in achieving healing to your mind, body and soul. With my holistic approach you will gain sustainable changes in your life. Which means therapeutic goals could include making positive changes in relationships, physical health, emotional health and spiritual fulfillment.
Tired of the ache deep down in your soul preventing you from engaging in your relationships, work and life? Or are you a frustrated parent feeling as though none of your efforts are working to get your child to be successful? You have taken the first step, allow me to assist you in the next steps. I can support you in achieving healing to your mind, body and soul. With my holistic approach you will gain sustainable changes in your life. Which means therapeutic goals could include making positive changes in relationships, physical health, emotional health and spiritual fulfillment.
(910) 400-0183 View (910) 400-0183
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Brynna Arnold
MS, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Waitlist for new clients
The path from anxiety and depression towards wellness can often be a difficult one. If you are craving a life that makes you feel empowered and happy, then I believe we could be a good fit. My goal is to create a warm, supportive, inviting space that feels safe for you to show up exactly as you are, and enables you to move towards the future you want for yourself. I utilize a strengths-based approach to counseling that focuses on your unique needs and resources. Whether you are looking for solutions, a place to heal, or simply a place to learn more about yourself, I hope to partner with you on your journey towards self-empowerment.
The path from anxiety and depression towards wellness can often be a difficult one. If you are craving a life that makes you feel empowered and happy, then I believe we could be a good fit. My goal is to create a warm, supportive, inviting space that feels safe for you to show up exactly as you are, and enables you to move towards the future you want for yourself. I utilize a strengths-based approach to counseling that focuses on your unique needs and resources. Whether you are looking for solutions, a place to heal, or simply a place to learn more about yourself, I hope to partner with you on your journey towards self-empowerment.
(919) 925-5838 View (919) 925-5838
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Urban Healing Counseling, PLLC
LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Starting therapy can be intimidating, but we promise that healing is possible. Urban Healing Counseling, PLLC is an innovative group psychotherapy practice. We provide outpatient counseling services for adults and teens. We also provide group therapy. We work with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and a wide range of other emotional and mental health issues. We have a special interest in working with clients who are struggling with self-esteem issues, perfectionism, control issues, “the need to please" and “finding purpose”.
Starting therapy can be intimidating, but we promise that healing is possible. Urban Healing Counseling, PLLC is an innovative group psychotherapy practice. We provide outpatient counseling services for adults and teens. We also provide group therapy. We work with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and a wide range of other emotional and mental health issues. We have a special interest in working with clients who are struggling with self-esteem issues, perfectionism, control issues, “the need to please" and “finding purpose”.
(984) 222-3006 View (984) 222-3006
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Ariel Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711  (Online Only)
At times we may feel that there’s no one that can understand us or fear not looking like the “strong” friend. We struggle to talk about our emotions and often wear masks out of the belief that nothing will change. Do you struggle to take up space in conversations or in a room due to lack of confidence? Or constant feelings of inadequacy due to struggles in managing high expectations placed upon you? Are you a person that struggles to show your body love and compassion? Have you had a history of disordered eating and want to work towards unsubscribing from diet culture and embrace the skin you’re in?
At times we may feel that there’s no one that can understand us or fear not looking like the “strong” friend. We struggle to talk about our emotions and often wear masks out of the belief that nothing will change. Do you struggle to take up space in conversations or in a room due to lack of confidence? Or constant feelings of inadequacy due to struggles in managing high expectations placed upon you? Are you a person that struggles to show your body love and compassion? Have you had a history of disordered eating and want to work towards unsubscribing from diet culture and embrace the skin you’re in?
(984) 422-3208 View (984) 422-3208
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Tenesha Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711  (Online Only)
Are you a stressed out and overworked professional Black woman, doubting your success and your place at the table? Have micro-aggressions or discrimination beaten down your workplace self-esteem, leaving you feeling anxious or depressed? On paper, you’re qualified. But, for some reason, you find yourself questioning the smallest decision. You were excited when you got the offer letter, but now you feel inadequate and dread heading to work. Your self-doubt is constantly whispering, sometimes yelling, you aren’t good enough, you will never feel competent. Sound like you? Keep reading to learn how I can help.
Are you a stressed out and overworked professional Black woman, doubting your success and your place at the table? Have micro-aggressions or discrimination beaten down your workplace self-esteem, leaving you feeling anxious or depressed? On paper, you’re qualified. But, for some reason, you find yourself questioning the smallest decision. You were excited when you got the offer letter, but now you feel inadequate and dread heading to work. Your self-doubt is constantly whispering, sometimes yelling, you aren’t good enough, you will never feel competent. Sound like you? Keep reading to learn how I can help.
(475) 323-6248 View (475) 323-6248

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Kerry Paksoy
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
7 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27702
As a therapist I am intuitive, humorous, and respectful. I pride myself in forming comfortable relationships with my clients and truly believe that all people can be happy. If nothing else, this is my goal for our work together. I am willing to bet there are things you are already doing to improve your situation and, you may not be noticing the good you are causing in your life. I hope together we can decide what is helping you, what could be helping you, and add significantly to your ability to roll with life's up's and down's.
As a therapist I am intuitive, humorous, and respectful. I pride myself in forming comfortable relationships with my clients and truly believe that all people can be happy. If nothing else, this is my goal for our work together. I am willing to bet there are things you are already doing to improve your situation and, you may not be noticing the good you are causing in your life. I hope together we can decide what is helping you, what could be helping you, and add significantly to your ability to roll with life's up's and down's.
(919) 569-5901 View (919) 569-5901
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Natalie R Huston
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27703  (Online Only)
Are you looking for someone to walk with you through your life journey and guide you toward hope? No matter what you are going through or have been through, restoration is available. Your story may involve pain of relational struggles, emotional battles, life events, or feelings keeping you from thriving. For the path of healing, I consider the whole person--body, mind, and spirit. We all need someone to walk with us, to listen, be present, discover, and celebrate growth. If you long for peace, guidance, hope, change, truly living, this process can help in your journey toward restoration.
Are you looking for someone to walk with you through your life journey and guide you toward hope? No matter what you are going through or have been through, restoration is available. Your story may involve pain of relational struggles, emotional battles, life events, or feelings keeping you from thriving. For the path of healing, I consider the whole person--body, mind, and spirit. We all need someone to walk with us, to listen, be present, discover, and celebrate growth. If you long for peace, guidance, hope, change, truly living, this process can help in your journey toward restoration.
(980) 238-2442 View (980) 238-2442
Photo of Nancy Kent, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Research Triangle Park, NC
Nancy Kent
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-S, CCTP
Verified
Durham, NC 27703  (Online Only)
​I've always wanted to incorporate animals into therapeutic activities. My family has all rescues and I’ve volunteered with APS of Durham for over 10 years. Animal assisted therapy is generally done with the therapist's personal animal. My pre-Covid sessions were typically in home with you and your pet, developing more connection and emotional support. I moved my small practice to primarily tele-health but try to be available and flexible to meet when you need. It’s also important that the therapy is a fit for what you need and you can be yourself. I’m building a therapy space in Hendersonville Fall 2024 onsite sessions..
​I've always wanted to incorporate animals into therapeutic activities. My family has all rescues and I’ve volunteered with APS of Durham for over 10 years. Animal assisted therapy is generally done with the therapist's personal animal. My pre-Covid sessions were typically in home with you and your pet, developing more connection and emotional support. I moved my small practice to primarily tele-health but try to be available and flexible to meet when you need. It’s also important that the therapy is a fit for what you need and you can be yourself. I’m building a therapy space in Hendersonville Fall 2024 onsite sessions..
(984) 205-6658 View (984) 205-6658

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Research Triangle Park, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Research Triangle Park, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
94% Self Esteem
88% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Coping Skills
71% Grief

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% Aetna
55% Other

How Therapists in Research Triangle Park, NC see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Research Triangle Park?

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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.