Therapists in Transylvania County, NC

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Photo of Kevin George II, Licensed Professional Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
Kevin George II
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Brevard, NC 28712
I work with men who are ready to heal and live more authentic and empowered lives. Men carry so much pain that is unspoken. We often do not have an outlet to share this hurt for fear of looking weak by being vulnerable. It takes immense courage to embrace your pain and begin to heal. If you need a space to work on past trauma, current relationship struggles, depression/anxieties, and/or finding you purpose, I would love to work with you. My approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and respect. I believe that every man deserves a safe and non-judgmental space to explore their thoughts, feelings, and challenges.
I work with men who are ready to heal and live more authentic and empowered lives. Men carry so much pain that is unspoken. We often do not have an outlet to share this hurt for fear of looking weak by being vulnerable. It takes immense courage to embrace your pain and begin to heal. If you need a space to work on past trauma, current relationship struggles, depression/anxieties, and/or finding you purpose, I would love to work with you. My approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and respect. I believe that every man deserves a safe and non-judgmental space to explore their thoughts, feelings, and challenges.
(828) 532-3310 View (828) 532-3310
Photo of Catherine Prather-Loewen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Transylvania County, NC
Catherine Prather-Loewen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified
Brevard, NC 28712
I believe we all have times in our lives when we become overwhelmed and may need help from another person. If this is your first-time seeking help, it can be intimidating to choose a therapist and begin the journey to healing. My goal is to create a safe place for clients to explore challenging areas of their lives. I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, substance abuse, relationship issues and life transitions. No matter where you find yourself in the life journey you will be welcomed and provided with compassionate support.
I believe we all have times in our lives when we become overwhelmed and may need help from another person. If this is your first-time seeking help, it can be intimidating to choose a therapist and begin the journey to healing. My goal is to create a safe place for clients to explore challenging areas of their lives. I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, substance abuse, relationship issues and life transitions. No matter where you find yourself in the life journey you will be welcomed and provided with compassionate support.
(828) 352-8281 View (828) 352-8281
Photo of Sara Cull, Psychologist in Transylvania County, NC
Sara Cull
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712
**Not accepting new clients as of 7/8/21**Whatever may be impacting you right now, a supportive ear, a caring witness can help you understand and sort out what is going on and explore ways to alleviate distress and improve your quality of life. I have experience and interest in working with individuals struggling with anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, chronic health problems, women's health (fertility issues, pregnancy, postpartum issues and adjustment), life transitions, work stress, parenting and a wide range of mental health concerns. I will work with you to shape the therapeutic experience for growth and change.
**Not accepting new clients as of 7/8/21**Whatever may be impacting you right now, a supportive ear, a caring witness can help you understand and sort out what is going on and explore ways to alleviate distress and improve your quality of life. I have experience and interest in working with individuals struggling with anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, chronic health problems, women's health (fertility issues, pregnancy, postpartum issues and adjustment), life transitions, work stress, parenting and a wide range of mental health concerns. I will work with you to shape the therapeutic experience for growth and change.
(773) 231-5122 View (773) 231-5122
Photo of Hannah Smith Sex Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
Hannah Smith Sex Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHCA, MA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712  (Online Only)
We don’t live in a society that allows you to be who you are. Editing conversations, holding back, closing yourself off to people because you don’t know if they’ll accept who you really are. The stakes are so high, so much to lose, that you’d rather suffer in silence than risk abandonment.
We don’t live in a society that allows you to be who you are. Editing conversations, holding back, closing yourself off to people because you don’t know if they’ll accept who you really are. The stakes are so high, so much to lose, that you’d rather suffer in silence than risk abandonment.
(828) 382-8556 View (828) 382-8556
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Ashley Witt
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712
Waitlist for new clients
Are you tired of feeling stuck, putting yourself last, or navigating challenges without support? Do you want to recover from a difficult childhood, explore how to set boundaries, shift your energy around work, or find more peace in your day-to-day life? Therapy is an experience YOU deserve to have. You can feel validated, find new ways of functioning, and create a life that brings joy and restoration. You have a willingness to grow toward a better life, and I want to walk with you on that journey.
Are you tired of feeling stuck, putting yourself last, or navigating challenges without support? Do you want to recover from a difficult childhood, explore how to set boundaries, shift your energy around work, or find more peace in your day-to-day life? Therapy is an experience YOU deserve to have. You can feel validated, find new ways of functioning, and create a life that brings joy and restoration. You have a willingness to grow toward a better life, and I want to walk with you on that journey.
(828) 554-2419 View (828) 554-2419
Photo of Anne L Meijers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Transylvania County, NC
Anne L Meijers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Brevard, NC 28712  (Online Only)
I believe that making time for therapy is giving yourself and those around you a gift. A nonjudgmental curiosity about the self will allow you to understand with greater clarity what you want your life to look like. . . and to make that intention your reality.
I believe that making time for therapy is giving yourself and those around you a gift. A nonjudgmental curiosity about the self will allow you to understand with greater clarity what you want your life to look like. . . and to make that intention your reality.
(828) 358-1459 View (828) 358-1459
Photo of Heather Comfort, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Transylvania County, NC
Heather Comfort
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712
Not accepting new clients
Perhaps you are wondering what it will be like to talk to a therapist and whether it will make a difference. If you are recognizing something that needs exploration, sorting out, or some kind of resolution, you are wise in paying attention to that. There is something healing in talking confidentially in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere with someone who cares, gives you undivided attention and positive regard, and is trained to listen and respond to what is said and what is not. It can be hard asking for help. And it can be the best thing you ever did.
Perhaps you are wondering what it will be like to talk to a therapist and whether it will make a difference. If you are recognizing something that needs exploration, sorting out, or some kind of resolution, you are wise in paying attention to that. There is something healing in talking confidentially in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere with someone who cares, gives you undivided attention and positive regard, and is trained to listen and respond to what is said and what is not. It can be hard asking for help. And it can be the best thing you ever did.
(828) 414-4151 View (828) 414-4151
Photo of John T Campbell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
John T Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCBLMHC, NCBFBPC
Verified
Brevard, NC 28712
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience I believe you are coming to me as a fellow pilgrim, journeying toward healing that comes when deepest concerns are shared safely with another human being. My approach invites reflection and the creation of a space where you can move at your own pace. When you tell me your story which may be painful, even terrible for you, I desire to stay with you and provide emotional presence especially when the going gets rough.
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience I believe you are coming to me as a fellow pilgrim, journeying toward healing that comes when deepest concerns are shared safely with another human being. My approach invites reflection and the creation of a space where you can move at your own pace. When you tell me your story which may be painful, even terrible for you, I desire to stay with you and provide emotional presence especially when the going gets rough.
(828) 547-3822 View (828) 547-3822
Photo of Debbie Dixon Barney, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Transylvania County, NC
Debbie Dixon Barney
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, LCAS-A, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Penrose, NC 28766
Do you ever wake up and wonder, "How did I get here?" or "Why did this have to happen to me?" Maybe you wish your life looked differently but are not sure how to get there. We all have "things" we need to process, but my experience is that we often get “stuck in a rut” with how we approach problems. We need a new perspective or another person to help us process our "stuff” - someone who can ask us questions to help us to see things from a different vantage point or to help us rewrite our stories with hope, purpose, and excitement. My desire is to help people see how the “stuff” in their lives can be used in amazing ways.
Do you ever wake up and wonder, "How did I get here?" or "Why did this have to happen to me?" Maybe you wish your life looked differently but are not sure how to get there. We all have "things" we need to process, but my experience is that we often get “stuck in a rut” with how we approach problems. We need a new perspective or another person to help us process our "stuff” - someone who can ask us questions to help us to see things from a different vantage point or to help us rewrite our stories with hope, purpose, and excitement. My desire is to help people see how the “stuff” in their lives can be used in amazing ways.
(828) 677-2303 View (828) 677-2303
Photo of Kate Hannon, Pre-Licensed Professional in Transylvania County, NC
Kate Hannon
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCMHCA, MA, MTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768  (Online Only)
Kate is a licensed therapist who helps women tired of feeling stuck in cycles of stress, burnout, and overwhelm, change their baseline so they can feel peace, ease, and more authentically connected to others and themselves. If you feel ready to explore deeper issues like anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and unhealthy patterns, Kate will help you learn to regulate your emotions, improve communication, and break old cycles. She believes transformation results from understanding how the parts of you and your nervous system have kept you safe, while also taking courageous, imperfect action to create lasting change.
Kate is a licensed therapist who helps women tired of feeling stuck in cycles of stress, burnout, and overwhelm, change their baseline so they can feel peace, ease, and more authentically connected to others and themselves. If you feel ready to explore deeper issues like anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and unhealthy patterns, Kate will help you learn to regulate your emotions, improve communication, and break old cycles. She believes transformation results from understanding how the parts of you and your nervous system have kept you safe, while also taking courageous, imperfect action to create lasting change.
(828) 382-8746 View (828) 382-8746
Photo of Tara Tecce, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
Tara Tecce
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor , MEdS, LCMHC
Verified
Brevard, NC 28712
I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, and specialize in concerns related to anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, challenging behaviors, grief, life transitions, communication, trauma, and attachment. I believe learning often happens best through play and connection, positive change is most supported when you are an active participant in the process, and, although failure is inevitable, through failure can come resilience. I believe we are all doing the best we can with what we have, and everyone needs to be nurtured, cared for, and believed in.
I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, and specialize in concerns related to anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, challenging behaviors, grief, life transitions, communication, trauma, and attachment. I believe learning often happens best through play and connection, positive change is most supported when you are an active participant in the process, and, although failure is inevitable, through failure can come resilience. I believe we are all doing the best we can with what we have, and everyone needs to be nurtured, cared for, and believed in.
(828) 209-8034 View (828) 209-8034
Photo of Lisa Wolfe, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
Lisa Wolfe
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712
If you find yourself struggling with feeling overwhelmed by so many life demands that you are unable to tend to your own needs, I can help you to recognize what is contributing to getting stuck and learn ways to get your life back. You may be immobilized by old, self-defeating habits, being driven by "shoulds", fears of being judged by others, or a general sense that taking time to take care of yourself will result in negative consequences. This likely impacts the quality of your relationships, health, and your sense of empowerment.
If you find yourself struggling with feeling overwhelmed by so many life demands that you are unable to tend to your own needs, I can help you to recognize what is contributing to getting stuck and learn ways to get your life back. You may be immobilized by old, self-defeating habits, being driven by "shoulds", fears of being judged by others, or a general sense that taking time to take care of yourself will result in negative consequences. This likely impacts the quality of your relationships, health, and your sense of empowerment.
(828) 764-4458 View (828) 764-4458
Photo of James T Anderson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Transylvania County, NC
James T Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Brevard, NC 28712
I am an experienced therapist. I bring my life and professional experiences to meet each person from my belief that each individual has the capacity for change within them. My clients are experiencing chronic pain, PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, relationship and life change issues, as well as depression and anxiety. I pull from my skills in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EFT (Emotional Energy work), .
I am an experienced therapist. I bring my life and professional experiences to meet each person from my belief that each individual has the capacity for change within them. My clients are experiencing chronic pain, PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, relationship and life change issues, as well as depression and anxiety. I pull from my skills in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EFT (Emotional Energy work), .
(828) 348-0212 View (828) 348-0212
Photo of Hannah Ellis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Transylvania County, NC
Hannah Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712
I enjoy supporting clients to learn about boundaries, investigate unhealthy patterns, and seek curiosity around what changes they might want to make within their life. Are you at a crossroads in your relationship journey? Unsure about whether to continue down the path you're on or forge a new one? My expertise lies in working with women who are standing at the crossroads of their relationships. Whether you're grappling with the decision to stay or leave, or you've recently embarked on a new chapter, I'm here to provide the support and tools you need.
I enjoy supporting clients to learn about boundaries, investigate unhealthy patterns, and seek curiosity around what changes they might want to make within their life. Are you at a crossroads in your relationship journey? Unsure about whether to continue down the path you're on or forge a new one? My expertise lies in working with women who are standing at the crossroads of their relationships. Whether you're grappling with the decision to stay or leave, or you've recently embarked on a new chapter, I'm here to provide the support and tools you need.
(828) 360-8745 View (828) 360-8745
Photo of Stephanie Bibby Yeatts, Licensed Professional Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
Stephanie Bibby Yeatts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CIMHP, CHES
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712
I am not accepting new clients right now. - Often times past traumas, relationships or events have caused us to separate from or deny certain parts of ourselves. We may notice life getting more difficult or confusing because we are not functioning as our true, whole self. I believe that the symptoms we are experiencing are messengers from parts of our body or mind that need healing. I work with clients holistically to make changes to the mind, body, and spirit in order to heal the individual as a whole. I will encourage you to reconnect with your body, take back control, and live a meaningful life that you love.
I am not accepting new clients right now. - Often times past traumas, relationships or events have caused us to separate from or deny certain parts of ourselves. We may notice life getting more difficult or confusing because we are not functioning as our true, whole self. I believe that the symptoms we are experiencing are messengers from parts of our body or mind that need healing. I work with clients holistically to make changes to the mind, body, and spirit in order to heal the individual as a whole. I will encourage you to reconnect with your body, take back control, and live a meaningful life that you love.
(828) 532-3995 View (828) 532-3995
Photo of Caryl Barga , Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
Caryl Barga
Counselor, LCC, MA
Verified
Brevard, NC 28712
I like to create a welcoming environment to promote healing and allow clients to process the issues that brought them to therapy. Life can be overwhelming or frustrating as we navigate the changes and challenges that come along. Therapy is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our internal experiences, our relationships with other people and how we see ourselves in the world. Letting go of past events that still affect us can allow us the freedom to be more present to explore our values and live a rich, rewarding life. The client/therapist Relationship will be the foundation for the work that we do together.
I like to create a welcoming environment to promote healing and allow clients to process the issues that brought them to therapy. Life can be overwhelming or frustrating as we navigate the changes and challenges that come along. Therapy is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our internal experiences, our relationships with other people and how we see ourselves in the world. Letting go of past events that still affect us can allow us the freedom to be more present to explore our values and live a rich, rewarding life. The client/therapist Relationship will be the foundation for the work that we do together.
(828) 900-1934 View (828) 900-1934
Photo of Cydne Reeves, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
Cydne Reeves
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, CRC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712
Now accepting clients. My main goal is to build a relationship of trust and mutual respect with my clients. Our therapeutic journey together will be guided by a compassionate and empathetic approach, providing you with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your inner landscape. You will be encouraged to embrace your vulnerabilities, challenge limiting beliefs, and cultivate self-compassion. As you gain insight into your own patterns, you will discover the strength to make conscious choices and empower yourself to create positive change.
Now accepting clients. My main goal is to build a relationship of trust and mutual respect with my clients. Our therapeutic journey together will be guided by a compassionate and empathetic approach, providing you with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your inner landscape. You will be encouraged to embrace your vulnerabilities, challenge limiting beliefs, and cultivate self-compassion. As you gain insight into your own patterns, you will discover the strength to make conscious choices and empower yourself to create positive change.
(828) 944-4529 View (828) 944-4529
Photo of Emily White Wooldridge, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Transylvania County, NC
Emily White Wooldridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712
Not accepting new clients
Please note that my practice is currently full. Healing is a powerful process; when we feel anxious, depressed, or stuck it can be difficult to know how to take the first step. Through therapy, we co-create a compassionate, authentic space to explore beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you, reclaim a sense of agency in your life, and embody your truest self. I typically work with those who have experienced trauma, feel disconnected from their bodies, experience anxiety and depression, and feel motivated to make deep and lasting changes in their lives.
Please note that my practice is currently full. Healing is a powerful process; when we feel anxious, depressed, or stuck it can be difficult to know how to take the first step. Through therapy, we co-create a compassionate, authentic space to explore beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you, reclaim a sense of agency in your life, and embody your truest self. I typically work with those who have experienced trauma, feel disconnected from their bodies, experience anxiety and depression, and feel motivated to make deep and lasting changes in their lives.
(828) 522-5808 View (828) 522-5808
Photo of Kathleen Mallet, Licensed Professional Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
Kathleen Mallet
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
Brevard, NC 28712
A trusting, nurturing therapeutic relationship allows you to be open and vulnerable as you examine your feelings, your struggles and your relationships. I've been providing confidential, compassionate counseling for over 30 years. I listen deeply and guide you to discovering your truth and improving the quality of your life. Everyone wants to feel heard and understood. In this context people can gain self awareness and self esteem. I enjoy helping people learn to love themselves, set healthy boundaries and develop coping skills as they meet life's challenges.
A trusting, nurturing therapeutic relationship allows you to be open and vulnerable as you examine your feelings, your struggles and your relationships. I've been providing confidential, compassionate counseling for over 30 years. I listen deeply and guide you to discovering your truth and improving the quality of your life. Everyone wants to feel heard and understood. In this context people can gain self awareness and self esteem. I enjoy helping people learn to love themselves, set healthy boundaries and develop coping skills as they meet life's challenges.
(828) 392-5239 View (828) 392-5239
Photo of Rachel Rosenthal, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Transylvania County, NC
Rachel Rosenthal
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, C-DBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brevard, NC 28712  (Online Only)
Are past traumas interfering with your life? Do you need help on your journey to create a life where you can thrive? Is peopling really hard for you? Are you comfortable with how your sexual self is expressed? This work takes openness, intention, & curiosity. Life can be tough, but it can also be amazing. Together we can work towards helping you find clarity, resilience, & hope in the face of adversity.
Are past traumas interfering with your life? Do you need help on your journey to create a life where you can thrive? Is peopling really hard for you? Are you comfortable with how your sexual self is expressed? This work takes openness, intention, & curiosity. Life can be tough, but it can also be amazing. Together we can work towards helping you find clarity, resilience, & hope in the face of adversity.
(336) 594-2658 View (336) 594-2658

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Number of Therapists in Transylvania County, NC

60+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Transylvania County, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Transylvania County, NC see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Transylvania 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.