Therapists in Wake Forest, NC

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Abbey M Friedman
MA, CPRP , QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wake Forest, NC 27587  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing and therapeutic life coaching services to meet the unique needs of adults and their families living with severe and persistent mental health challenges. My goal is to provide comprehensive case management services to empower each individual to reach their highest potential and live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I understand how overwhelming it can be to live with or care for someone with a mental illness and recognize the difficulty of navigating the multiple systems involved in the care and management of one's mental health. I am here for you and will advocate for you. I recently relocated to NC.
I specialize in providing and therapeutic life coaching services to meet the unique needs of adults and their families living with severe and persistent mental health challenges. My goal is to provide comprehensive case management services to empower each individual to reach their highest potential and live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I understand how overwhelming it can be to live with or care for someone with a mental illness and recognize the difficulty of navigating the multiple systems involved in the care and management of one's mental health. I am here for you and will advocate for you. I recently relocated to NC.
(919) 705-0699 View (919) 705-0699
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Elizabeth A Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Anxiety and trauma can consume your life and energy. Often people want to get help but are unsure where to go or who to see. Managing anxiety is, in my opinion, is a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to developing cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and self-care skills while cultivating important aspects of your life and letting go of others that don't serve you. Managing anxiety is also the process of developing an intense curiousity about what life would be like without worry and fear and developing a healthy sense of humor. I know...because I walked this path myself.
Anxiety and trauma can consume your life and energy. Often people want to get help but are unsure where to go or who to see. Managing anxiety is, in my opinion, is a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to developing cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and self-care skills while cultivating important aspects of your life and letting go of others that don't serve you. Managing anxiety is also the process of developing an intense curiousity about what life would be like without worry and fear and developing a healthy sense of humor. I know...because I walked this path myself.
(919) 348-4781 View (919) 348-4781
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Adrian Miller
Psychological Associate, MA, MEd, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Greetings, good humans! My name is Adrian Miller. I am a Licensed Psychological Associate at Perkins Counseling and Psychological Services. I have experience working within correctional settings, and with individuals on the Autism spectrum. I also have experience working to address a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, impulse control, anger management, social skills, and managing behaviors related to ADHD. I am also able to conduct psycho-educational testing, clinical assessments, and other psychological evaluations.
Greetings, good humans! My name is Adrian Miller. I am a Licensed Psychological Associate at Perkins Counseling and Psychological Services. I have experience working within correctional settings, and with individuals on the Autism spectrum. I also have experience working to address a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, impulse control, anger management, social skills, and managing behaviors related to ADHD. I am also able to conduct psycho-educational testing, clinical assessments, and other psychological evaluations.
(919) 892-6762 View (919) 892-6762
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Susannah Scearce
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
If you suspect that an aspect of your child’s development or learning isn’t quite typical; if you’ve had professionals, friends, or family members encourage you to seek testing for your child, but you’re scared; if you’re learning more about neurodiversity and tempted to self-diagnose, and you want a professional consultation; if you’re just curious about aspects of your personality or cognitive abilities; if you are courageous enough to dig deeper and to face that nagging intuition, I am here to help.
If you suspect that an aspect of your child’s development or learning isn’t quite typical; if you’ve had professionals, friends, or family members encourage you to seek testing for your child, but you’re scared; if you’re learning more about neurodiversity and tempted to self-diagnose, and you want a professional consultation; if you’re just curious about aspects of your personality or cognitive abilities; if you are courageous enough to dig deeper and to face that nagging intuition, I am here to help.
(919) 439-6063 View (919) 439-6063
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Samantha Burcher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wake Forest, NC 27587
I’m Samantha, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. My areas of passion are grief and loss, interpersonal conflict, divorce, and coparenting adjustment. These dark, shadowy areas of life that touch many, if not all, of us sometimes create “big T” or “little t” traumas in the process. It can feel isolating, lonely, and scary to walk along those paths in the dark. My goal is to provide some company—and some light—so no one has to walk those paths alone. If you’re willing to put your trust in me, we can get to the other side of that darkness together.
I’m Samantha, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. My areas of passion are grief and loss, interpersonal conflict, divorce, and coparenting adjustment. These dark, shadowy areas of life that touch many, if not all, of us sometimes create “big T” or “little t” traumas in the process. It can feel isolating, lonely, and scary to walk along those paths in the dark. My goal is to provide some company—and some light—so no one has to walk those paths alone. If you’re willing to put your trust in me, we can get to the other side of that darkness together.
(984) 237-2597 View (984) 237-2597
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Adriana Scott-Wolf
Counselor, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Not accepting new clients
Trauma is something that happened to you, but it doesn't have to become your identity. It can have a profound and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. From difficulties setting boundaries in relationships, at work or school, to everyday stress, trauma can change the way we see ourselves and the world around us. By understanding the role that trauma has played in your life, we can start to address the ways it's affecting you today and begin to build a foundation for healing. "Healing Doesn't Mean The Damage Never Existed. It Means That The Damage No Longer Controls Our Lives."- David Kessler.
Trauma is something that happened to you, but it doesn't have to become your identity. It can have a profound and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. From difficulties setting boundaries in relationships, at work or school, to everyday stress, trauma can change the way we see ourselves and the world around us. By understanding the role that trauma has played in your life, we can start to address the ways it's affecting you today and begin to build a foundation for healing. "Healing Doesn't Mean The Damage Never Existed. It Means That The Damage No Longer Controls Our Lives."- David Kessler.
(919) 238-6148 View (919) 238-6148
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Kateryna Chorna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CTRP, DBT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wake Forest, NC 27587  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Kateryna Chorna, and I am a Mental Health Therapist. I specialize in helping adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma to manage their negative emotions so they feel safer, calmer, and more in control of themselves and their lives. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating these conditions can be, and I am here to support, guide, and empower you on your journey towards healing and recovery.
Hi, my name is Kateryna Chorna, and I am a Mental Health Therapist. I specialize in helping adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma to manage their negative emotions so they feel safer, calmer, and more in control of themselves and their lives. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating these conditions can be, and I am here to support, guide, and empower you on your journey towards healing and recovery.
(919) 343-9026 View (919) 343-9026
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Elizabeth Marie Detweiler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
I accept most major health insurance. Are you experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, any emotional issues, addiction? My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate & nonjudgmental place where counseling clients from all over The Triangle area and beyond can get encouragement and support as they navigate through the challenges of life. No matter what you're going through, depression, stress, anxiety, loss, grief, single parenting, dealing with narcissistic abuse and/or a addiction there is hope. Please contact me to set up a session today!"
I accept most major health insurance. Are you experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, any emotional issues, addiction? My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, compassionate & nonjudgmental place where counseling clients from all over The Triangle area and beyond can get encouragement and support as they navigate through the challenges of life. No matter what you're going through, depression, stress, anxiety, loss, grief, single parenting, dealing with narcissistic abuse and/or a addiction there is hope. Please contact me to set up a session today!"
(919) 885-0123 View (919) 885-0123
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Erin Elizabeth Terry
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, QS
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Waitlist for new clients
I have many years of counseling experience in the mental health field. I work with adults and adolescents (ages 13 and above) and provide individual, couples/marital, and family counseling services in a comfortable, safe environment. When working with clients, I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. My therapeutic skills and interventions are more directly aimed at fixing maladaptive patterns, improving emotional regulation and creating positive and lasting change. I offer both in person appointments at the medical practice I work at and do virtual appointments.
I have many years of counseling experience in the mental health field. I work with adults and adolescents (ages 13 and above) and provide individual, couples/marital, and family counseling services in a comfortable, safe environment. When working with clients, I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. My therapeutic skills and interventions are more directly aimed at fixing maladaptive patterns, improving emotional regulation and creating positive and lasting change. I offer both in person appointments at the medical practice I work at and do virtual appointments.
(984) 205-3707 x4 View (984) 205-3707 x4
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Susan H White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
My passion is helping people uncover the best version of themselves. I believe that we all have unlimited potential once we figure out how to harness our strengths. The challenges that we face in life are part of what prepares us to become the person we are meant to be. But the struggle can be hard and lonely. Maybe you've lost sight of your purpose, or your goals. Maybe you're struggling to feel connected, Maybe you're exhausted and overwhelmed by the demands of life. Maybe trauma is disrupting your your wellness. No matter what difficult season you are in, hope lies on the other side. You've taken the first step!
My passion is helping people uncover the best version of themselves. I believe that we all have unlimited potential once we figure out how to harness our strengths. The challenges that we face in life are part of what prepares us to become the person we are meant to be. But the struggle can be hard and lonely. Maybe you've lost sight of your purpose, or your goals. Maybe you're struggling to feel connected, Maybe you're exhausted and overwhelmed by the demands of life. Maybe trauma is disrupting your your wellness. No matter what difficult season you are in, hope lies on the other side. You've taken the first step!
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Meghan Tikekar
Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Therapy is more than a comfy couch and a good listener; it’s a safe space to examine, reflect, goal-set, and learn new skills to align with such goals. My hope for you is that when you step into my office you feel supported in a non-judgmental collaborative setting while being provided space for autonomy, diversity, free-thinking, authenticity, and mutual respect. I specialize in treating clients with trauma-related disorders, anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, as well as grief, and loss. I am most passionate about working with members of the trans community as well as all individuals within the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
Therapy is more than a comfy couch and a good listener; it’s a safe space to examine, reflect, goal-set, and learn new skills to align with such goals. My hope for you is that when you step into my office you feel supported in a non-judgmental collaborative setting while being provided space for autonomy, diversity, free-thinking, authenticity, and mutual respect. I specialize in treating clients with trauma-related disorders, anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, as well as grief, and loss. I am most passionate about working with members of the trans community as well as all individuals within the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
(919) 694-4959 View (919) 694-4959
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Dr. Brie Arevalo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Wake Forest, NC 27587
The Landing Place, PLLC is opening January 2024! Our clinic offers therapy for children, adolescents, families, and young adults. We specialize in parent-child relationships, childhood trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, adoptee identity formation, life transitions, and Christian faith-integration (upon request). Our mission is to empower every child and family to transform challenges into strengths, celebrate mistakes as stepping stones, and illuminate untold stories that make each individual and family unique. At our core, we strive to collaboratively build relationships - and do so by having fun!
The Landing Place, PLLC is opening January 2024! Our clinic offers therapy for children, adolescents, families, and young adults. We specialize in parent-child relationships, childhood trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, adoptee identity formation, life transitions, and Christian faith-integration (upon request). Our mission is to empower every child and family to transform challenges into strengths, celebrate mistakes as stepping stones, and illuminate untold stories that make each individual and family unique. At our core, we strive to collaboratively build relationships - and do so by having fun!
(919) 635-9388 View (919) 635-9388
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Christian McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Hello, my name is Christian McDonald, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. I believe in changing individuals’ lives for the better and providing individuals with the tools to guide he/she. The population I serve is teens, at-risk youth, individuals who suffer from depression, family challenges, CBT, DBT and trauma-focused. Therapy is the first step to making that necessary change. My clinical experience consists of assisting teens, at-risk youth, Eating Disorders LGBTQ individuals who suffer from their mental health.
Hello, my name is Christian McDonald, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. I believe in changing individuals’ lives for the better and providing individuals with the tools to guide he/she. The population I serve is teens, at-risk youth, individuals who suffer from depression, family challenges, CBT, DBT and trauma-focused. Therapy is the first step to making that necessary change. My clinical experience consists of assisting teens, at-risk youth, Eating Disorders LGBTQ individuals who suffer from their mental health.
(919) 642-4518 View (919) 642-4518
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My-Therapist, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wake Forest, NC 27587
At My-Therapist, we are a compassionate and dedicated team of licensed therapists with years of experience in the field of mental health. We are committed to helping individuals and couples achieve their emotional well-being through evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
At My-Therapist, we are a compassionate and dedicated team of licensed therapists with years of experience in the field of mental health. We are committed to helping individuals and couples achieve their emotional well-being through evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
(919) 893-0602 View (919) 893-0602
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Cher-Gabrielle Lamora Pomar
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587  (Online Only)
Whether you are dealing with trauma, past experiences, grief, life transitions, poor relationships, conflict, communication difficulties, addiction, self-esteem, or identity, you can get the support and accountability you need. What would it take to be your most congruent authentic self? If you are motivated to set therapeutic goals, want to feel connected, deeply listened to, and learn ways to manage mental health symptoms, please take the time to invest in yourself. Immerse yourself in not only a safe space, but a brave space. It will be worth the outcome...being the best you.
Whether you are dealing with trauma, past experiences, grief, life transitions, poor relationships, conflict, communication difficulties, addiction, self-esteem, or identity, you can get the support and accountability you need. What would it take to be your most congruent authentic self? If you are motivated to set therapeutic goals, want to feel connected, deeply listened to, and learn ways to manage mental health symptoms, please take the time to invest in yourself. Immerse yourself in not only a safe space, but a brave space. It will be worth the outcome...being the best you.
(919) 415-0911 View (919) 415-0911
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Charis Wellness Counseling Center (Foundation)
DMin, MA, LMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Charis Foundation has two counseling therapeutic opportunities: 1.) Charis Counseling Wellness Center, a out patient service, is dedicated to providing non-judgmental treatment for Adults, Adolescents, Children, individuals, couples, and families. We are committed to non-biased assessment and treatment our clients, with respect to their cultural, ethnic, sexual, and religious difference, in an effort to gain insight, promote wellness and encourage healing and growth. 2.) Serenity Grace Farm is dedicated to equine therapy, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, and other horse riding activities. This works towards enhancing and improving physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills. Trail rides, party opportunities, special events for focus groups such as service groups, churches, civic organizations, and special needs are also part of the repertoire of therapeutic experiences available.
Charis Foundation has two counseling therapeutic opportunities: 1.) Charis Counseling Wellness Center, a out patient service, is dedicated to providing non-judgmental treatment for Adults, Adolescents, Children, individuals, couples, and families. We are committed to non-biased assessment and treatment our clients, with respect to their cultural, ethnic, sexual, and religious difference, in an effort to gain insight, promote wellness and encourage healing and growth. 2.) Serenity Grace Farm is dedicated to equine therapy, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, and other horse riding activities. This works towards enhancing and improving physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills. Trail rides, party opportunities, special events for focus groups such as service groups, churches, civic organizations, and special needs are also part of the repertoire of therapeutic experiences available.
(919) 587-8121 View (919) 587-8121
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D'Elia Family Solutions, Counseling & Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wake Forest, NC 27587
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as a certified life coach. In 2017, I moved my practice from Brooklyn, NY to Raleigh, NC. In my counseling and coaching practice I use a solution focused approach to both traditional and non-traditional therapy services. Whether it be Premarital Coaching ahead of your wedding day or traditional therapy for individuals, couples and families, I enjoy working with my clients to help them grow into better versions of themselves.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as a certified life coach. In 2017, I moved my practice from Brooklyn, NY to Raleigh, NC. In my counseling and coaching practice I use a solution focused approach to both traditional and non-traditional therapy services. Whether it be Premarital Coaching ahead of your wedding day or traditional therapy for individuals, couples and families, I enjoy working with my clients to help them grow into better versions of themselves.
(919) 642-4668 View (919) 642-4668
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Sandy Sala
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wake Forest, NC 27587
My work with clients uses a collaborative, person-centered approach that is uniquely adapted to address presenting concerns and symptom presentation. I utilize strategies grounded in evidence-based theoretical approaches from cognitive, behavioral, dialectical, and solution-focused orientations. Treatment goals and objectives are developed together with the client and periodically reviewed for progress in a safe, supportive environment.
My work with clients uses a collaborative, person-centered approach that is uniquely adapted to address presenting concerns and symptom presentation. I utilize strategies grounded in evidence-based theoretical approaches from cognitive, behavioral, dialectical, and solution-focused orientations. Treatment goals and objectives are developed together with the client and periodically reviewed for progress in a safe, supportive environment.
(919) 813-7287 View (919) 813-7287
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Kim Konderla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587  (Online Only)
I care a great deal about the emotional wellness of busy women. Like many overwhelmed women, I'm guessing you've been taking care of the needs of others for so long that you've lost touch with how to take care of your own. I'm also guessing you're burnt out, and simultaneously feeling like you're doing too much and not enough. Whether you are hoping to process childhood wounds, relationship issues, or work stress we can work through it together. I enjoy working with women ages 15+ to address wounds related to their own upbringing, trauma, issues that come up in parenting, anxiety, depression, and life transitions.
I care a great deal about the emotional wellness of busy women. Like many overwhelmed women, I'm guessing you've been taking care of the needs of others for so long that you've lost touch with how to take care of your own. I'm also guessing you're burnt out, and simultaneously feeling like you're doing too much and not enough. Whether you are hoping to process childhood wounds, relationship issues, or work stress we can work through it together. I enjoy working with women ages 15+ to address wounds related to their own upbringing, trauma, issues that come up in parenting, anxiety, depression, and life transitions.
(984) 217-4772 View (984) 217-4772
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Evelyn Knez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Soy una terapista clínica con maestría en trabajo social, con 10 años de experiencia en salud mental trabajando con niños, adolescentes, adultos y familias de diferentes procedencias. Mi pasión es ayudar a las personas a vencer obstáculos conductuales y/o emocionales que le impidan lograr sus objetivos y vivir una vida plena y balanceada. Puedo asistir a mis clientes tanto en Ingles como en Español. Para más información visita: www.Puentetcr.com
Soy una terapista clínica con maestría en trabajo social, con 10 años de experiencia en salud mental trabajando con niños, adolescentes, adultos y familias de diferentes procedencias. Mi pasión es ayudar a las personas a vencer obstáculos conductuales y/o emocionales que le impidan lograr sus objetivos y vivir una vida plena y balanceada. Puedo asistir a mis clientes tanto en Ingles como en Español. Para más información visita: www.Puentetcr.com
(919) 626-2043 View (919) 626-2043

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wake Forest, NC

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Wake Forest, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
70% Stress
63% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Wake Forest, NC see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wake Forest?

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.