Therapists in Swain County, NC

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Photo of Tom Wilmot, MS, LPC, Counselor
Tom Wilmot
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Bryson City, NC 28713
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (Telehealth - available) Discussing personal challenges can often be difficult. The fact is that "life can be difficult", and there are times we all requre help "aligning our compass". Finding a therapist can be an important step in one's search for a "life worth living". For 10 years I have worked to develop compassion and empathy in assisting individuals and the families that have solicited my support in meeting the challenges and stressful situations that seems to be an unavoidable part of life.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (Telehealth - available) Discussing personal challenges can often be difficult. The fact is that "life can be difficult", and there are times we all requre help "aligning our compass". Finding a therapist can be an important step in one's search for a "life worth living". For 10 years I have worked to develop compassion and empathy in assisting individuals and the families that have solicited my support in meeting the challenges and stressful situations that seems to be an unavoidable part of life.
(678) 984-7676 View (678) 984-7676
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Nancy J Marts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bryson City, NC 28713
Not accepting new clients
My approach to helping: I see life as a journey. Sometimes we get in a rut and have difficulty getting out, or sometimes we think we are on the right road and things turn out differently than expected, leaving us devastated and not knowing how or what to change. At times, we are unaware of our repeated patterns or how early life experiences have affected us. At the time, we usually do the best we can with what skills we have. Sometimes, we have to change our unhelpful coping skills and develop strategies and skills that will help us be happier and more functional people. Life is a journey, let's take it one step at a time.
My approach to helping: I see life as a journey. Sometimes we get in a rut and have difficulty getting out, or sometimes we think we are on the right road and things turn out differently than expected, leaving us devastated and not knowing how or what to change. At times, we are unaware of our repeated patterns or how early life experiences have affected us. At the time, we usually do the best we can with what skills we have. Sometimes, we have to change our unhelpful coping skills and develop strategies and skills that will help us be happier and more functional people. Life is a journey, let's take it one step at a time.
(828) 492-3207 View (828) 492-3207
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Christina Earley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Cherokee, NC 28719
Warm welcome! Would you like to soothe overwhelming thoughts or feelings? Feel more calm and present in the now? My purpose is to help you find relief from anxiety, depression, or trauma that prevents you from experiencing a life worth living. We would collaborate together to treat whatever is on your list of priorities; examples include helping with anxiety, trauma, ADHD, Autism, school issues, depression, mood, low self-esteem or career goals. I work with children, teenagers, and adults from all walks of life. My style is evidence-based, non-judgmental, and sincere.
Warm welcome! Would you like to soothe overwhelming thoughts or feelings? Feel more calm and present in the now? My purpose is to help you find relief from anxiety, depression, or trauma that prevents you from experiencing a life worth living. We would collaborate together to treat whatever is on your list of priorities; examples include helping with anxiety, trauma, ADHD, Autism, school issues, depression, mood, low self-esteem or career goals. I work with children, teenagers, and adults from all walks of life. My style is evidence-based, non-judgmental, and sincere.
(828) 540-2641 View (828) 540-2641
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Melanie Norman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Cherokee, NC 28719  (Online Only)
You are doing life--going to work, to school--but it's not easy! And it's exhausting presenting as if all's OK all the time: to put on the smile, to muster the energy. But that little voice still whispers negativity in the back of your head: All. The. Damn. Time. You don't know how to take appreciation, much less see it in yourself. You don't know how to say no. And you just want some peace and the sense that you exist outside the needs of others.
You are doing life--going to work, to school--but it's not easy! And it's exhausting presenting as if all's OK all the time: to put on the smile, to muster the energy. But that little voice still whispers negativity in the back of your head: All. The. Damn. Time. You don't know how to take appreciation, much less see it in yourself. You don't know how to say no. And you just want some peace and the sense that you exist outside the needs of others.
(828) 705-3498 View (828) 705-3498
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Brooklynn Ledford
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Cherokee, NC 28719
I specialize in working with youth of all ages, from elementary age to teenagers. I take a casual, fun and relatable approach to therapy that allows youth to feel more comfortable in the space. I enjoy helping youth find their voice, improving communication and the quality of their relationships, becoming more mindful in daily practices, etc. I'm passionate about collaborating with kids and their families to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other challenging life phases.
I specialize in working with youth of all ages, from elementary age to teenagers. I take a casual, fun and relatable approach to therapy that allows youth to feel more comfortable in the space. I enjoy helping youth find their voice, improving communication and the quality of their relationships, becoming more mindful in daily practices, etc. I'm passionate about collaborating with kids and their families to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other challenging life phases.
(828) 761-7516 View (828) 761-7516
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Sarah Mehta
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cherokee, NC 28719
“You need to get your shit together!” Your inner critic sternly informs you as you prop yourself up on your work desk and sigh wearily. Your chest tightens as your phone reveals part of another lengthy, panicked text from your mom about your brother’s latest relapse. Seconds later, you remember that you got a tad defensive with your partner yesterday, forgot to answer an email, and have 20 more things to add to your to-do list- all before you’ve finished your coffee. Your brow furrows as you hastily wrack your brain for a solution to stifle the lingering dread you can’t shake, while also trying to remember if you left the stove on.
“You need to get your shit together!” Your inner critic sternly informs you as you prop yourself up on your work desk and sigh wearily. Your chest tightens as your phone reveals part of another lengthy, panicked text from your mom about your brother’s latest relapse. Seconds later, you remember that you got a tad defensive with your partner yesterday, forgot to answer an email, and have 20 more things to add to your to-do list- all before you’ve finished your coffee. Your brow furrows as you hastily wrack your brain for a solution to stifle the lingering dread you can’t shake, while also trying to remember if you left the stove on.
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Kelly “Zoe” Pruitt
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cherokee, NC 28719  (Online Only)
I consider my therapeutic approach as “eclectic” and draws upon multiple theoretical orientations and techniques, including behavioral and person-centered therapy. This therapeutic approach can help patients in dealing with anxiety, depression, eating & personality disorders, trauma, and many other issues. My relatable and “non-judgmental” approach includes developing a trusting clinical alliance early on in the treatment process with clients.
I consider my therapeutic approach as “eclectic” and draws upon multiple theoretical orientations and techniques, including behavioral and person-centered therapy. This therapeutic approach can help patients in dealing with anxiety, depression, eating & personality disorders, trauma, and many other issues. My relatable and “non-judgmental” approach includes developing a trusting clinical alliance early on in the treatment process with clients.
(984) 300-3936 View (984) 300-3936
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Counseling Supervision Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherokee, NC 28719  (Online Only)
My ideal client isn't sure about their relationship with substances. Most people I work with tend to use alcohol, weed, and other drugs to treat their anxiety, depression, and trauma. Others use more than they're comfortable with and want to moderate their use. Lastly, many people I've worked with over the past 18 years have had negative experiences in treatment and felt misunderstood or even mistreated by a profession that's supposed to help
My ideal client isn't sure about their relationship with substances. Most people I work with tend to use alcohol, weed, and other drugs to treat their anxiety, depression, and trauma. Others use more than they're comfortable with and want to moderate their use. Lastly, many people I've worked with over the past 18 years have had negative experiences in treatment and felt misunderstood or even mistreated by a profession that's supposed to help
(984) 249-2218 View (984) 249-2218
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Brooke Leann Coggins
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bryson City, NC 28713  (Online Only)
Fun and empathetic therapist here to help you navigate life's challenges. My goal is to provide you with a space free of judgment and full of support no matter what you are going through. If it is processing grief, needing someone to vent too, or learning new skills, I am here for you. I am here to support you as a team finding ways you can live the happy, healthy, and fulfilling life that you deserve. I help facilitate healing while also getting to the root of what's bringing chaos in your life. I meet my clients where they are at mentally and emotionally. You are individual and unique and I tailor each session to meet your needs.
Fun and empathetic therapist here to help you navigate life's challenges. My goal is to provide you with a space free of judgment and full of support no matter what you are going through. If it is processing grief, needing someone to vent too, or learning new skills, I am here for you. I am here to support you as a team finding ways you can live the happy, healthy, and fulfilling life that you deserve. I help facilitate healing while also getting to the root of what's bringing chaos in your life. I meet my clients where they are at mentally and emotionally. You are individual and unique and I tailor each session to meet your needs.
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Photo of Paula Anderson Demonet, MS, LCMHCS, NCC, Counselor
Paula Anderson Demonet
Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bryson City, NC 28713
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy meeting people right where they are in this wild and wonderful experience, we call life. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I work to help you resolve underlying negative beliefs and patterns that are getting in the way of who you were always meant to be. Your authentic self. Whether your pain stems from traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, or emotional needs that aren’t being met, therapy can help you sit with the pain while still building a meaningful and rich life.
I enjoy meeting people right where they are in this wild and wonderful experience, we call life. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I work to help you resolve underlying negative beliefs and patterns that are getting in the way of who you were always meant to be. Your authentic self. Whether your pain stems from traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, or emotional needs that aren’t being met, therapy can help you sit with the pain while still building a meaningful and rich life.
(828) 622-4643 View (828) 622-4643
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Elizabeth Littlefield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bryson City, NC 28713
Not accepting new clients
Life can sometimes be overwhelming and we just don’t know how to move forward. Therapy provides a safe, supportive place to regroup, experience nonjudgmental support, and take back the control you have been searching for. While talking to someone can be uncomfortable and sometimes daunting, finding the right therapist that can guide and encourage you will help make lasting transformation in your life.
Life can sometimes be overwhelming and we just don’t know how to move forward. Therapy provides a safe, supportive place to regroup, experience nonjudgmental support, and take back the control you have been searching for. While talking to someone can be uncomfortable and sometimes daunting, finding the right therapist that can guide and encourage you will help make lasting transformation in your life.
(828) 662-3258 View (828) 662-3258

Online Therapists

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Forsyth Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Our licensed therapists have extensive training and experience in issues affecting adults, couples, children, adolescents and their families. We specialize in treating a range of conditions including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, attachment, addiction, grief, women/men's issues, ADHD, oppositional/defiance, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, OCD, and much more. We also offer extensive effective parenting training if your child is oppositional, defiant, and sometimes even aggressive.
Our licensed therapists have extensive training and experience in issues affecting adults, couples, children, adolescents and their families. We specialize in treating a range of conditions including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, attachment, addiction, grief, women/men's issues, ADHD, oppositional/defiance, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, OCD, and much more. We also offer extensive effective parenting training if your child is oppositional, defiant, and sometimes even aggressive.
(828) 367-1010 View (828) 367-1010
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Lb Brier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCAS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806
I strive to reach clients where they are holistically and enjoy working with people at every phase of their journey. My goal as a therapist is to establish an authentic and trusting relationship to work together to help you live a fulfilling life. I understand that reaching out is a huge step for many people, and I am here to guide you through the process of beginning and getting the most out of therapy. I want to help folks realize their goals of self-actualization, peace, contentment, and happiness.
I strive to reach clients where they are holistically and enjoy working with people at every phase of their journey. My goal as a therapist is to establish an authentic and trusting relationship to work together to help you live a fulfilling life. I understand that reaching out is a huge step for many people, and I am here to guide you through the process of beginning and getting the most out of therapy. I want to help folks realize their goals of self-actualization, peace, contentment, and happiness.
(828) 373-2480 View (828) 373-2480
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Celeste McKeever
Counselor, LCMHC, LMHC, RRT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hendersonville, NC 28792  (Online Only)
Licensed in FL and NC. Do you want to feel more connected? In therapy we’ll get to the root of what holds you back, heal, and integrate new ways of being. I specialize in deepening relationships, healing attachment wounds, attachment styles, LGBTQIA+, and conscious living. This work is very personal to me. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to healing generational trauma, and supporting others on their journey. Deep understanding is the most powerful healer. If you want to embrace all of your emotions and all parts of yourself and others; call me. I’d love to hear from you!
Licensed in FL and NC. Do you want to feel more connected? In therapy we’ll get to the root of what holds you back, heal, and integrate new ways of being. I specialize in deepening relationships, healing attachment wounds, attachment styles, LGBTQIA+, and conscious living. This work is very personal to me. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to healing generational trauma, and supporting others on their journey. Deep understanding is the most powerful healer. If you want to embrace all of your emotions and all parts of yourself and others; call me. I’d love to hear from you!
(828) 360-8517 View (828) 360-8517
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Valerie Giberman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
My aspiration is to attract the couples that I can help the most to my practice of Imago Relationship Therapy. These may be couples who are in a basically sound relationship that they would like to deepen and invigorate, couples who are stuck in unfulfilling patterns that they would like to transform, and couples who are wondering whether it is too late to recover the feelings of closeness and vitality that they once had. What all of these couples share is a mutual willingness and perseverance to do the work required, and to put in the time needed, to discover the full potential in their relationships.
My aspiration is to attract the couples that I can help the most to my practice of Imago Relationship Therapy. These may be couples who are in a basically sound relationship that they would like to deepen and invigorate, couples who are stuck in unfulfilling patterns that they would like to transform, and couples who are wondering whether it is too late to recover the feelings of closeness and vitality that they once had. What all of these couples share is a mutual willingness and perseverance to do the work required, and to put in the time needed, to discover the full potential in their relationships.
(828) 368-9910 View (828) 368-9910
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Cliff Koos
M Ed
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-informed, integrative, EMDR therapist. I use ego states and parts work in conjunction with somatic work to help bring ‘online’ the left and right hemispheres of your brain. I am focused on treating the whole person and would like to have an open, honest conversation about what you are looking for and your treatment wants and needs.
I am a trauma-informed, integrative, EMDR therapist. I use ego states and parts work in conjunction with somatic work to help bring ‘online’ the left and right hemispheres of your brain. I am focused on treating the whole person and would like to have an open, honest conversation about what you are looking for and your treatment wants and needs.
(609) 610-6501 View (609) 610-6501
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Bobby Liebman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weaverville, NC 28787
Chances are that if you’re reading my profile then you have probably been struggling for quite some time and have finally decided to give therapy a try. Congrats, this is often the hardest step. I primarily work with “men’s issues”, aka, the way in which men deal with emotional and relational challenges. Our work often starts when some patterns or habits have now grown into intolerable burdens that may be threatening things like their ability to work, stay in a relationship, or keep emotions like anger and shame at bay. Men are experiencing a crisis of connection and what men need most is the very thing they fear: emotional honesty.
Chances are that if you’re reading my profile then you have probably been struggling for quite some time and have finally decided to give therapy a try. Congrats, this is often the hardest step. I primarily work with “men’s issues”, aka, the way in which men deal with emotional and relational challenges. Our work often starts when some patterns or habits have now grown into intolerable burdens that may be threatening things like their ability to work, stay in a relationship, or keep emotions like anger and shame at bay. Men are experiencing a crisis of connection and what men need most is the very thing they fear: emotional honesty.
(828) 355-4442 View (828) 355-4442
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Florencia Seoane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
We are bio-psycho-social beings, and an imbalance in one area affects the others. Therapy is a process that can enable you to identify what is making you struggle in your relationships, in your physical body and with your mental health. It can help you find unique ways to make the changes that will empower you to become more resilient and capable of coping with difficult situations, as part of an ongoing learning experience. I believe that each person is a singular and unique human being. With that mindset, I understand my clients own idiosyncratic style, and unique ways of perceiving and managing conflicts.
We are bio-psycho-social beings, and an imbalance in one area affects the others. Therapy is a process that can enable you to identify what is making you struggle in your relationships, in your physical body and with your mental health. It can help you find unique ways to make the changes that will empower you to become more resilient and capable of coping with difficult situations, as part of an ongoing learning experience. I believe that each person is a singular and unique human being. With that mindset, I understand my clients own idiosyncratic style, and unique ways of perceiving and managing conflicts.
(828) 929-0422 View (828) 929-0422
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Milestone Evaluation and Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Shaaron Boyles, LCSW has been working with sexual offenders and those involved with the criminal justice system for over 20 years. She is clinical director of Milestone Evaluation and Therapy with a team of qualified professionals to provide extensive evaluations to those who require it from the courts or simply want to gain a better understanding of their behavior. Sex Offender Specific Evaluations are conducted on an individual basis with the whole person in mind. From this, specific treatment recommendations (when appropriate) will set an individual up for success.
Shaaron Boyles, LCSW has been working with sexual offenders and those involved with the criminal justice system for over 20 years. She is clinical director of Milestone Evaluation and Therapy with a team of qualified professionals to provide extensive evaluations to those who require it from the courts or simply want to gain a better understanding of their behavior. Sex Offender Specific Evaluations are conducted on an individual basis with the whole person in mind. From this, specific treatment recommendations (when appropriate) will set an individual up for success.
(828) 360-9755 View (828) 360-9755
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Betsy Filli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Betsy is currently on medical leave and returning to the office in August. YOU are here for a reason and being called to pay attention to a deep desire or need in your life. Perhaps it’s healing an old wound, addressing a challenge, expressing yourself, or learning to listen to your inner voice. Ignoring that small voice won't help. Trust me, I've tried, but befriending it will. Healing takes courage and creativity. All problems in living can be thought of as a failure of the imagination, an inability to envision solutions, garner resources, or initiate movement. I'm here to help you listen, visualize, and take action again!
Betsy is currently on medical leave and returning to the office in August. YOU are here for a reason and being called to pay attention to a deep desire or need in your life. Perhaps it’s healing an old wound, addressing a challenge, expressing yourself, or learning to listen to your inner voice. Ignoring that small voice won't help. Trust me, I've tried, but befriending it will. Healing takes courage and creativity. All problems in living can be thought of as a failure of the imagination, an inability to envision solutions, garner resources, or initiate movement. I'm here to help you listen, visualize, and take action again!
(828) 360-8011 View (828) 360-8011

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Number of Therapists in Swain County, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Swain County, NC who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress
64% ADHD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Swain County, NC see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
18% Male
9% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Swain County?

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.