Therapists in Summerfield, NC

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Cynthia von der Lehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358  (Online Only)
Are you desperate to change how you are feeling? I want to share very useful tools in our first meeting that you can use immediately to access the change you are seeking. Is your anxiety overwhelming and you don’t know how to make it better? Are you facing one of the most painful experiences in your life? Do you feel stuck and you don’t know what to do next? I will work with you with an open heart and mind to provide support, encouragement, and most importantly, teach you skills to make profound changes to restore balance and peace in your life. Let’s work together to bring lasting change.
Are you desperate to change how you are feeling? I want to share very useful tools in our first meeting that you can use immediately to access the change you are seeking. Is your anxiety overwhelming and you don’t know how to make it better? Are you facing one of the most painful experiences in your life? Do you feel stuck and you don’t know what to do next? I will work with you with an open heart and mind to provide support, encouragement, and most importantly, teach you skills to make profound changes to restore balance and peace in your life. Let’s work together to bring lasting change.
(336) 770-2241 View (336) 770-2241
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Kristen Spell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with clients with ADHD who are anxious, overwhelmed, and want more out of life. I want to help ADHDers learn how to be connected to their body and improve their relationship with themselves. I work with clients to process their experiences while also sharing realistic tools, skills, and techniques to support anxiety, ADHD, and depression symptoms. During sessions, we may review relationships/attachments, childhood, traumas, family cycles, etc. My goal is to bring awareness to ADHD symptoms, connect clients to appropriate supports, and process emotional responses.
I am passionate about working with clients with ADHD who are anxious, overwhelmed, and want more out of life. I want to help ADHDers learn how to be connected to their body and improve their relationship with themselves. I work with clients to process their experiences while also sharing realistic tools, skills, and techniques to support anxiety, ADHD, and depression symptoms. During sessions, we may review relationships/attachments, childhood, traumas, family cycles, etc. My goal is to bring awareness to ADHD symptoms, connect clients to appropriate supports, and process emotional responses.
(980) 243-4083 View (980) 243-4083
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Chris Elliott
Counselor, NCC, LPCA
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358
I have worked with children, teens, and families for the past sixteen years, first in an educational capacity and then in counseling and mentorship. While in graduate school for counseling, coursework has included family systems, marital conflict, crisis, career, human sexuality, and addictive behaviors. My practicum has involved domestic violence and sexual assault victims and perpetrators. My internship has included a very diverse population and a variety of concerns, but I have developed my focus toward teenagers, families, and couples. My passion is to help teens and families achieve their potential and live from a perspective of optimal holistic wellness.
I have worked with children, teens, and families for the past sixteen years, first in an educational capacity and then in counseling and mentorship. While in graduate school for counseling, coursework has included family systems, marital conflict, crisis, career, human sexuality, and addictive behaviors. My practicum has involved domestic violence and sexual assault victims and perpetrators. My internship has included a very diverse population and a variety of concerns, but I have developed my focus toward teenagers, families, and couples. My passion is to help teens and families achieve their potential and live from a perspective of optimal holistic wellness.
(336) 777-7499 View (336) 777-7499
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Nancy Conrad Ball Counseling & Consulting PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358
Selecting a therapist is an important decision. Creating a therapeutic rapport with a perfect stranger and discussing very personal issues can be intimidating. I'd like to help make this process more comfortable. I have been working with individuals, couples, and families for 28 years. My integrative approach helps you utilize your skills and strengths to identify and solve current problems. It also affords you the opportunity to resolve long standing issues by learning new skills, tapping into your own inner resources and recognizing the body, mind and spirit connection.
Selecting a therapist is an important decision. Creating a therapeutic rapport with a perfect stranger and discussing very personal issues can be intimidating. I'd like to help make this process more comfortable. I have been working with individuals, couples, and families for 28 years. My integrative approach helps you utilize your skills and strengths to identify and solve current problems. It also affords you the opportunity to resolve long standing issues by learning new skills, tapping into your own inner resources and recognizing the body, mind and spirit connection.
(336) 268-8029 View (336) 268-8029
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Triad Child & Family Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358
Triad Child & Family Counseling, PLLC is a specialty practice dedicated to providing counseling and consultative services to children, adolescents and their families. We are focused on the family. Childhood and adolescence is time of tremendous growth and change, with a multitude of opportunities to learn. Often times during development, children and teens need support adapting and navigating through life's struggles in order to maintain a healthy path.
Triad Child & Family Counseling, PLLC is a specialty practice dedicated to providing counseling and consultative services to children, adolescents and their families. We are focused on the family. Childhood and adolescence is time of tremendous growth and change, with a multitude of opportunities to learn. Often times during development, children and teens need support adapting and navigating through life's struggles in order to maintain a healthy path.
(336) 792-3346 View (336) 792-3346
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Greensboro Counseling Partners, PLLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Summerfield, NC 27358  (Online Only)
Greensboro Counseling Partners is a private practice serving the counseling needs of adults and adolescents in the Triad area. Our therapists are masters level-trained clinicians with a combined experience spanning over 30 years in the mental health field. Our mission is to inspire hope and healing in those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and life challenges. We are here to walk with you through your pain, stress and struggles.
Greensboro Counseling Partners is a private practice serving the counseling needs of adults and adolescents in the Triad area. Our therapists are masters level-trained clinicians with a combined experience spanning over 30 years in the mental health field. Our mission is to inspire hope and healing in those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and life challenges. We are here to walk with you through your pain, stress and struggles.
(336) 739-4105 View (336) 739-4105
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Jennifer Kiszely-Ainbinder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Summerfield, NC 27358
Feeling stuck? Stressed? Counseling may be your answer. Working together, I help my clients find relief from their emotional pain and assist them in finding a path they can feel good about. Superior therapy is dependent on the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. I prefer to treat my clients the way I want to be treated by my health care providers; with respect for their time, a warm personality, and with a positive attitude. Please note I formerly practiced under the surname Bressler.
Feeling stuck? Stressed? Counseling may be your answer. Working together, I help my clients find relief from their emotional pain and assist them in finding a path they can feel good about. Superior therapy is dependent on the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. I prefer to treat my clients the way I want to be treated by my health care providers; with respect for their time, a warm personality, and with a positive attitude. Please note I formerly practiced under the surname Bressler.
(336) 310-6487 View (336) 310-6487
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Dr. Juan B Santos: Couples And Individual Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CRC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Summerfield, NC 27358
I am dedicated to helping couples enhance their lives and relationships by guiding them through challenges such as communication difficulties, emotional disconnection, disagreements, or recovering from affairs. In my approach to working with couples, I incorporate the Gottman Method, a framework that emphasizes nurturing healthy communication, fostering trust, and strengthening emotional connections.
I am dedicated to helping couples enhance their lives and relationships by guiding them through challenges such as communication difficulties, emotional disconnection, disagreements, or recovering from affairs. In my approach to working with couples, I incorporate the Gottman Method, a framework that emphasizes nurturing healthy communication, fostering trust, and strengthening emotional connections.
(336) 223-8253 View (336) 223-8253
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Elizabeth Curtiss
PhD
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358
Dr. Curtiss has a PhD in Exceptional Children. Most of her work is with people with Level 1 autism/Asperger’s Syndrome. She has been a teacher for over 20 years and has worked as an Autism Specialist for over 10 years. She owns Curtiss Specialized Consulting and offers the following services: ADOS-2 (autism testing), autism support, transition support (moving from school to adulthood or from school to school), independent living and daily living skills support, career life coaching, and academic support/tutoring high school and college. You do not need to have an official diagnosis to work with Dr. Curtiss.
Dr. Curtiss has a PhD in Exceptional Children. Most of her work is with people with Level 1 autism/Asperger’s Syndrome. She has been a teacher for over 20 years and has worked as an Autism Specialist for over 10 years. She owns Curtiss Specialized Consulting and offers the following services: ADOS-2 (autism testing), autism support, transition support (moving from school to adulthood or from school to school), independent living and daily living skills support, career life coaching, and academic support/tutoring high school and college. You do not need to have an official diagnosis to work with Dr. Curtiss.
(336) 485-4240 View (336) 485-4240
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Desiree G Briggs
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Summerfield, NC 27358  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients! I empower women to overcome anxiety, fear and burnout. Find balance, find peace; and learn to love, live and enjoy your life. Be present in your life by learning the skills that will help you to thrive and live the life you want to live. Let me help you to face your fears, to challenge your negative thinking, to connect with and understand yourself and loved ones better, and to learn when to say NO.
Accepting NEW Clients! I empower women to overcome anxiety, fear and burnout. Find balance, find peace; and learn to love, live and enjoy your life. Be present in your life by learning the skills that will help you to thrive and live the life you want to live. Let me help you to face your fears, to challenge your negative thinking, to connect with and understand yourself and loved ones better, and to learn when to say NO.
(336) 530-5246 View (336) 530-5246
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Amanda Davis Whicker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358
Do you ever feel something is just off and you can't put your finger on it? Do you know something is wrong and you want to talk with someone, but you don't feel comfortable talking with your friends and/or family? Are you fighting anxiety, stress, anger, grief and maybe some other issues and you want to feel better? AW Counseling is a safe place to be able to come and talk out those feelings, thoughts and emotions and be able to devleop new skills.
Do you ever feel something is just off and you can't put your finger on it? Do you know something is wrong and you want to talk with someone, but you don't feel comfortable talking with your friends and/or family? Are you fighting anxiety, stress, anger, grief and maybe some other issues and you want to feel better? AW Counseling is a safe place to be able to come and talk out those feelings, thoughts and emotions and be able to devleop new skills.
(336) 551-8135 View (336) 551-8135
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Haley Landry
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358
I understand what it is like to take that first step towards therapy, and I am so glad you are here! At RCS, I count it a privilege to partner with you to assist in creating a powerful change in your life and help you reach the goals you desire. I work with individuals (6+), couples, and families on a range of life concerns, including anxiety, stress management, depression, conflicts with life, relationships and love, parental and family concerns, trauma, faith, spirituality, and so much more. Whatever you bring to the counseling room, we will work it out together.
I understand what it is like to take that first step towards therapy, and I am so glad you are here! At RCS, I count it a privilege to partner with you to assist in creating a powerful change in your life and help you reach the goals you desire. I work with individuals (6+), couples, and families on a range of life concerns, including anxiety, stress management, depression, conflicts with life, relationships and love, parental and family concerns, trauma, faith, spirituality, and so much more. Whatever you bring to the counseling room, we will work it out together.
(336) 396-9938 View (336) 396-9938
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Santos Counseling PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summerfield, NC 27358
You are searching for the right counselor! Since 2014, our counseling office has specialized in working with individuals (kids, teens, and adults) seeking support in areas such as relationship counseling, anxiety and depression support, grief therapy, trauma healing, and other areas connected to mental health. Clients trust our commitment to providing personalized care, tailored to address their unique mental health needs. Your experience matters, and we invite you to reach out to us with any questions or to explore how our counseling office can support you to reach your therapy goals.
You are searching for the right counselor! Since 2014, our counseling office has specialized in working with individuals (kids, teens, and adults) seeking support in areas such as relationship counseling, anxiety and depression support, grief therapy, trauma healing, and other areas connected to mental health. Clients trust our commitment to providing personalized care, tailored to address their unique mental health needs. Your experience matters, and we invite you to reach out to us with any questions or to explore how our counseling office can support you to reach your therapy goals.
(336) 814-8094 View (336) 814-8094
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Sheryl Norris Ketner
MEd, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Summerfield, NC 27358
Not accepting new clients
Fisher Park Counseling is a private counseling practice located near downtown Greensboro. I offer a warm, safe, and inviting atmosphere where you can share your concerns and we can work towards positive changes. I welcome all ethnicities, sexual identities and and spiritual orientations. I am qualified to work with individuals and couples experiencing a number of concerns including mood disorders, sexual abuse, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, relationship and family concerns and social issues to name a few.
Fisher Park Counseling is a private counseling practice located near downtown Greensboro. I offer a warm, safe, and inviting atmosphere where you can share your concerns and we can work towards positive changes. I welcome all ethnicities, sexual identities and and spiritual orientations. I am qualified to work with individuals and couples experiencing a number of concerns including mood disorders, sexual abuse, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, relationship and family concerns and social issues to name a few.
(336) 542-2076 View (336) 542-2076
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Krystin Fullwood
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Summerfield, NC 27358
My expertise lies in supporting those who are ready to confront hidden wounds. Through counseling, we'll collaborate to uncover the path toward wellness. Here, in this sacred space, you have the opportunity to reshape your life narrative according to your aspirations. Trauma manifests differently for each person. For some, it entails the process of seeing life through a lens of healing rather than a clouded one. If you're prepared to embark on the journey towards a brighter future, I'm eager to accompany you every step of the way!
My expertise lies in supporting those who are ready to confront hidden wounds. Through counseling, we'll collaborate to uncover the path toward wellness. Here, in this sacred space, you have the opportunity to reshape your life narrative according to your aspirations. Trauma manifests differently for each person. For some, it entails the process of seeing life through a lens of healing rather than a clouded one. If you're prepared to embark on the journey towards a brighter future, I'm eager to accompany you every step of the way!
(336) 303-8421 View (336) 303-8421
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Ashton Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358
My goal as a counselor is to support individuals as they discover their purpose, learn how to solve their own problems, and build lasting relationships. Through our counseling relationship, we will identify avenues to overcome obstacles in your life or your child's life. We will learn how to communicate your needs, feelings, and thoughts to those around you in a healthy way. I provide a safe and nurturing environment to freely share and explore past and current thoughts. As a therapist with years of experience working with children, I understand the importance of assisting parents and children to navigate life transitions.
My goal as a counselor is to support individuals as they discover their purpose, learn how to solve their own problems, and build lasting relationships. Through our counseling relationship, we will identify avenues to overcome obstacles in your life or your child's life. We will learn how to communicate your needs, feelings, and thoughts to those around you in a healthy way. I provide a safe and nurturing environment to freely share and explore past and current thoughts. As a therapist with years of experience working with children, I understand the importance of assisting parents and children to navigate life transitions.
(336) 361-1268 View (336) 361-1268
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Matthew D McMillan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCAS, LCMHC, CHT, CCS
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358
Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or unable to get your life on track? Are you an adult or teen stuck in the same pattern/ rut? Have you said I'm going to stop this "bad habit" of drinking/drugs/smoking only to find yourself disappointed again? You've come to the right place! Imagine when you tell your friends or family "My problem is gone!" I am a leader in the treatment of Mental Health & Substance Abuse. I created & ran the Moses Cone Hospital Substance Abuse program for 7 years. My creativity and innovation never stops; ask about our Horse Program for individuals/teams for breakthrough change!
Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or unable to get your life on track? Are you an adult or teen stuck in the same pattern/ rut? Have you said I'm going to stop this "bad habit" of drinking/drugs/smoking only to find yourself disappointed again? You've come to the right place! Imagine when you tell your friends or family "My problem is gone!" I am a leader in the treatment of Mental Health & Substance Abuse. I created & ran the Moses Cone Hospital Substance Abuse program for 7 years. My creativity and innovation never stops; ask about our Horse Program for individuals/teams for breakthrough change!
(336) 814-9243 View (336) 814-9243
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Wendy Douglas
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Summerfield, NC 27358
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, or sad? Do you feel like others either don’t understand what you've been through or don’t want to talk about it? Perhaps you don't feel the freedom to talk about it, which can leave you feeling isolated, lonely, and wondering how you will ever be able to move forward. As a trauma-informed therapist, I understand that your body has self-healing capacities, but to access them, you have to give your body what it needs to heal. When you stay in a constant state of alert or shutdown, it has a detrimental impact on your brain and body. The good news is change is possible!
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, or sad? Do you feel like others either don’t understand what you've been through or don’t want to talk about it? Perhaps you don't feel the freedom to talk about it, which can leave you feeling isolated, lonely, and wondering how you will ever be able to move forward. As a trauma-informed therapist, I understand that your body has self-healing capacities, but to access them, you have to give your body what it needs to heal. When you stay in a constant state of alert or shutdown, it has a detrimental impact on your brain and body. The good news is change is possible!
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Paths to Healing and Wellness, PLLC
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Summerfield, NC 27358  (Online Only)
Lately you’ve found yourself wondering: How can life be this difficult and hurt this much? You’re skilled at taking care of others, yet you often push your own needs aside. At times you’ve felt like an imposter — keeping up a facade of being accomplished, strong, and confident, but struggling on the inside. Perhaps you're facing depression, stress, grief, or current life changes or challenges. Or, you might be having intrusive thoughts about something that happened in the past, and it seems that none of your coping tools can help. For awhile, you’ve been feeling stuck and overwhelmed, and moving forward feels impossible.
Lately you’ve found yourself wondering: How can life be this difficult and hurt this much? You’re skilled at taking care of others, yet you often push your own needs aside. At times you’ve felt like an imposter — keeping up a facade of being accomplished, strong, and confident, but struggling on the inside. Perhaps you're facing depression, stress, grief, or current life changes or challenges. Or, you might be having intrusive thoughts about something that happened in the past, and it seems that none of your coping tools can help. For awhile, you’ve been feeling stuck and overwhelmed, and moving forward feels impossible.
(336) 559-4018 View (336) 559-4018

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Byron Daniels
PhD, ECP, CADC
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27405
A Hero's Journey(AHJ) is a Community Based Program that focuses on the single-family population residing in low-income communities throughout Greensboro, North Carolina. AHJ works closely with other community-based organizations, churches, the public school system, the juvenile court system and teen and college age counselors to enact a well-rounded community approach with emphasis on character development, self esteem, academic success and substance abuse prevention/intervention
A Hero's Journey(AHJ) is a Community Based Program that focuses on the single-family population residing in low-income communities throughout Greensboro, North Carolina. AHJ works closely with other community-based organizations, churches, the public school system, the juvenile court system and teen and college age counselors to enact a well-rounded community approach with emphasis on character development, self esteem, academic success and substance abuse prevention/intervention
(336) 397-4524 View (336) 397-4524

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Summerfield, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Summerfield, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Coping Skills
84% Depression
84% Stress
79% Grief
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
87% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Summerfield, NC see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Summerfield?

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.