Therapists in Wilmington, NC

Photo of Ann Marie Simmonds, Psychological Associate in Wilmington, NC
Ann Marie Simmonds
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, LCAS, CCS
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Ann Simmonds, MA, LPA, LCAS, CCS: I am dedicated to helping individuals work through personal and relational issues so that they may cope effectively and realize a more fulfilling life. I specialize in helping individuals work through depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, relational issues, and chronic pain in order to realize their full potential. I hold a master’s degree in Psychology and Substance Use Treatment from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Ann Simmonds, MA, LPA, LCAS, CCS: I am dedicated to helping individuals work through personal and relational issues so that they may cope effectively and realize a more fulfilling life. I specialize in helping individuals work through depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, relational issues, and chronic pain in order to realize their full potential. I hold a master’s degree in Psychology and Substance Use Treatment from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
(910) 550-2992 View (910) 550-2992
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Andrea Hunt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Waitlist for new clients
It is my great honor to be of service to people and assist them in having more alignment, integration, and coherence in their lives. I have a doctoral degree in psychology and have worked in mental health for 25 years. I work with adults and my ideal clients are people who are interested in learning ways to source more spaciousness, curiosity, and compassion in their lives to help get untangled from old cognitive and emotional patterning no longer serving them. My approach to therapy has evolved over these last 25 years to become more holistic and my toolbox is ever expanding as I am a very committed life long student and seeker.
It is my great honor to be of service to people and assist them in having more alignment, integration, and coherence in their lives. I have a doctoral degree in psychology and have worked in mental health for 25 years. I work with adults and my ideal clients are people who are interested in learning ways to source more spaciousness, curiosity, and compassion in their lives to help get untangled from old cognitive and emotional patterning no longer serving them. My approach to therapy has evolved over these last 25 years to become more holistic and my toolbox is ever expanding as I am a very committed life long student and seeker.
(910) 408-4243 View (910) 408-4243
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Andrew Riehl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Are you feeling worried? Lacking energy and feeling like you are getting nowhere? Feel like you are not being heard? These are some common complaints I hear from individuals looking to make improvements in their own lives. I empower clients to develop creative and effective solutions to obstacles, with the overall goal of achieving happiness and an overall sense of contentment. I primarily utilize EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to assist clients in removing emotional blocks and to move on from traumatic experiences
Are you feeling worried? Lacking energy and feeling like you are getting nowhere? Feel like you are not being heard? These are some common complaints I hear from individuals looking to make improvements in their own lives. I empower clients to develop creative and effective solutions to obstacles, with the overall goal of achieving happiness and an overall sense of contentment. I primarily utilize EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to assist clients in removing emotional blocks and to move on from traumatic experiences
(910) 501-2306 View (910) 501-2306
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Amy Ranard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28401  (Online Only)
My therapy is based on a solution focused brief therapy model that assists in identifying unique strengths then utilizing these resources to support recovery and growth. I am licensed both in Connecticut and in North Carolina, providing services in both states. I have over 20 years working in the counseling/therapy field. My background includes a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling with extensive experiences with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am also experienced in identifying and treating substance abuse issues. I provide counseling via internet only via Doxy.me.
My therapy is based on a solution focused brief therapy model that assists in identifying unique strengths then utilizing these resources to support recovery and growth. I am licensed both in Connecticut and in North Carolina, providing services in both states. I have over 20 years working in the counseling/therapy field. My background includes a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling with extensive experiences with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am also experienced in identifying and treating substance abuse issues. I provide counseling via internet only via Doxy.me.
(910) 629-5524 View (910) 629-5524
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Emily Swank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Hi! I'm glad you found my page. Whether you define your present need as big or small, I am here to help you and look forward to taking this journey with you. Together we can work to develop or rebuild the skills necessary to improve or cope with life's present stressors. Before we dive in, I spend the first sessions really getting to know you and uncovering what you hope to gain by coming to therapy. We will take the next steps at your pace in a safe, empathetic space.
Hi! I'm glad you found my page. Whether you define your present need as big or small, I am here to help you and look forward to taking this journey with you. Together we can work to develop or rebuild the skills necessary to improve or cope with life's present stressors. Before we dive in, I spend the first sessions really getting to know you and uncovering what you hope to gain by coming to therapy. We will take the next steps at your pace in a safe, empathetic space.
(910) 507-1847 View (910) 507-1847
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Stephen H Lowry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Individuals and couples who come to me are usually feeling frustrated and stuck in a variety of ways, and are unable to see how to move ahead. We begin by working together to find a shared understanding of their difficulties from which we chart a path toward constructive change. My listening with respect and understanding can be helpful in itself. The assistance of a trained eye can reveal patterns of behavior and emotional reactions which are self defeating for my clients. Constructive alternatives to these patterns can then be considered and practiced with my guidance.
Individuals and couples who come to me are usually feeling frustrated and stuck in a variety of ways, and are unable to see how to move ahead. We begin by working together to find a shared understanding of their difficulties from which we chart a path toward constructive change. My listening with respect and understanding can be helpful in itself. The assistance of a trained eye can reveal patterns of behavior and emotional reactions which are self defeating for my clients. Constructive alternatives to these patterns can then be considered and practiced with my guidance.
(919) 948-3067 View (919) 948-3067
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Catherine Fulop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Cay Fulop LCSW, LCAS is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW C011690) and is a Nationally Certified Substance Abuse Specialist (LCAS 1336) in the state of North Carolina. She has 31 years of clinical counseling experience including Substance Abuse and early recovery issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, codependency, family of origin issues, grief process and family/relationship issues.
Cay Fulop LCSW, LCAS is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW C011690) and is a Nationally Certified Substance Abuse Specialist (LCAS 1336) in the state of North Carolina. She has 31 years of clinical counseling experience including Substance Abuse and early recovery issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, codependency, family of origin issues, grief process and family/relationship issues.
(910) 507-2016 View (910) 507-2016
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Ryane Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, VSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feeling "stuck, considering or moving through a life transition (career, relationship/marriage, grief and loss), or battling issues like anxiety, depression, low self-worth or setting boundaries? Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or lost just trying to get through the day-to-day? Do you often imagine yourself in a different situation or life space? Now more than ever, folks are feeling the physical, mental, and emotional strains of being a human, moving past trauma, and finding their place. I offer a safe and highly supportive environment for my clients to start making meaningful life changes.
Are you struggling with feeling "stuck, considering or moving through a life transition (career, relationship/marriage, grief and loss), or battling issues like anxiety, depression, low self-worth or setting boundaries? Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or lost just trying to get through the day-to-day? Do you often imagine yourself in a different situation or life space? Now more than ever, folks are feeling the physical, mental, and emotional strains of being a human, moving past trauma, and finding their place. I offer a safe and highly supportive environment for my clients to start making meaningful life changes.
(910) 348-7345 View (910) 348-7345
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Rebecca Deardorff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Have you struggled to find a therapist who respects your individuality while challenging you to grow? My name is Rebecca, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eight years of experience in Tennessee and North Carolina. I am passionate about supporting people through their lives ups and downs. My counseling style is focused on the client. I believe they are experts in their own life, and I am here to support them make the changes they want to make in their life. I enjoy working with and have experience with LGBTQ+ clients, and I am poly, sex, and kink-knowledgeable.
Have you struggled to find a therapist who respects your individuality while challenging you to grow? My name is Rebecca, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eight years of experience in Tennessee and North Carolina. I am passionate about supporting people through their lives ups and downs. My counseling style is focused on the client. I believe they are experts in their own life, and I am here to support them make the changes they want to make in their life. I enjoy working with and have experience with LGBTQ+ clients, and I am poly, sex, and kink-knowledgeable.
(910) 659-9422 View (910) 659-9422
Photo of Erika Mccullough-Simpson, Psychological Associate in Wilmington, NC
Erika Mccullough-Simpson
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
I have spent the bulk of my career helping children and their families to deal with a broad range of issues in healthy ways and to realize that their pasts do not have to limit their futures. For more than 20 years, I have enjoyed my practice with adolescents and adults with varying concerns, particularly trauma, depression, and anxiety. From years of working with high risk youth and adolescents, I am also very familiar with the juvenile justice system and with oppositional defiant or conduct disordered adolescents.
I have spent the bulk of my career helping children and their families to deal with a broad range of issues in healthy ways and to realize that their pasts do not have to limit their futures. For more than 20 years, I have enjoyed my practice with adolescents and adults with varying concerns, particularly trauma, depression, and anxiety. From years of working with high risk youth and adolescents, I am also very familiar with the juvenile justice system and with oppositional defiant or conduct disordered adolescents.
(910) 817-4261 View (910) 817-4261
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Michelle Drago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to offer you a safe space, separate from the chaos of your life, where you can be your authentic self without fear of judgment. In our sessions together, I show up with the conviction that you have the strength to make meaningful changes in your life. I will work collaboratively with you to make sure you feel heard, seen, validated and safe. I welcome you exactly as you are, without judgment or criticism. You will feel supported and empowered to grow and heal as we reach and surpass your goals. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy; our work together will be tailored to fit your needs.
My goal is to offer you a safe space, separate from the chaos of your life, where you can be your authentic self without fear of judgment. In our sessions together, I show up with the conviction that you have the strength to make meaningful changes in your life. I will work collaboratively with you to make sure you feel heard, seen, validated and safe. I welcome you exactly as you are, without judgment or criticism. You will feel supported and empowered to grow and heal as we reach and surpass your goals. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy; our work together will be tailored to fit your needs.
(910) 218-0648 View (910) 218-0648
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Thomas McConnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Do you crave taking back control of your life? Or are you ready to build the life you truly want? If your anxiety, depression, anger, and trauma have been weighing you down for a long time, maybe you haven’t found the right tools to help you cope and heal. I’m here to support you in discovering what makes you feel better. I want to help you change your thoughts and behaviors to reflect the healthiest and happiest version of yourself. I know how scary taking the first step towards healing can be.
Do you crave taking back control of your life? Or are you ready to build the life you truly want? If your anxiety, depression, anger, and trauma have been weighing you down for a long time, maybe you haven’t found the right tools to help you cope and heal. I’m here to support you in discovering what makes you feel better. I want to help you change your thoughts and behaviors to reflect the healthiest and happiest version of yourself. I know how scary taking the first step towards healing can be.
(910) 597-2527 View (910) 597-2527
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Jody A Long
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, LCAS, CCS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28405  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Jody. Getting to know someone new can feel awkward right? I'm here to make it as painless as possible. You're in charge of how much or how little you want to share. Therapy occurs at your pace. I will be your biggest cheerleader, but I'm here for the hard stuff too. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to grow and learn about yourself and gain tools to help along your way. I believe that therapy is a partnership built on trust, a bit of humor, and lots of metaphors.
Hi, I'm Jody. Getting to know someone new can feel awkward right? I'm here to make it as painless as possible. You're in charge of how much or how little you want to share. Therapy occurs at your pace. I will be your biggest cheerleader, but I'm here for the hard stuff too. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to grow and learn about yourself and gain tools to help along your way. I believe that therapy is a partnership built on trust, a bit of humor, and lots of metaphors.
(910) 338-0553 View (910) 338-0553
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Wilmington Mental Health
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, LCSW, NPMHNP, FNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Wilmington Mental Health (WMH) provides evidence-based and person-centered treatment to residents of Southeastern North Carolina. Our mission is to offer accessible universal mental health treatment so that everyone in our community has access to the services they need, when and where they need them. WMH integrates multiple therapeutic techniques to create optimal patient experience. WMH understands that life presents difficulties that can reduce the quality of life and happiness of those in our community. These challenges can be detrimental if left on unresolved. Hence, it is critical that access to mental health care exist when individuals need it most. WMH has developed a platform that provides therapeutic support for teenagers, college students, adults, couples, and families. Our compassionate counselors are ready to meet with you to help you resolve challenges and move forward in your life. Get on the road to recovery with Wilmington Mental Health Today! Book a confidential consultation, call 910-777-5575 or email us at info@wmhwc.com.
Wilmington Mental Health (WMH) provides evidence-based and person-centered treatment to residents of Southeastern North Carolina. Our mission is to offer accessible universal mental health treatment so that everyone in our community has access to the services they need, when and where they need them. WMH integrates multiple therapeutic techniques to create optimal patient experience. WMH understands that life presents difficulties that can reduce the quality of life and happiness of those in our community. These challenges can be detrimental if left on unresolved. Hence, it is critical that access to mental health care exist when individuals need it most. WMH has developed a platform that provides therapeutic support for teenagers, college students, adults, couples, and families. Our compassionate counselors are ready to meet with you to help you resolve challenges and move forward in your life. Get on the road to recovery with Wilmington Mental Health Today! Book a confidential consultation, call 910-777-5575 or email us at info@wmhwc.com.
(910) 909-4408 View (910) 909-4408
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Heather Fleuriet
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Heather Fleuriet, MA, LPA is a Licensed Psychological Associate who received her Master’s in Psychology from University of North Carolina Wilmington. Heather’s background and experience includes working with children and adolescents in the community-based and in home settings; working with college students on a university campus; as well as working with adults in an outpatient setting. Although Heather treats a variety of psychological problems, she is trained in EMDR and specializes in working with individuals with trauma.
Heather Fleuriet, MA, LPA is a Licensed Psychological Associate who received her Master’s in Psychology from University of North Carolina Wilmington. Heather’s background and experience includes working with children and adolescents in the community-based and in home settings; working with college students on a university campus; as well as working with adults in an outpatient setting. Although Heather treats a variety of psychological problems, she is trained in EMDR and specializes in working with individuals with trauma.
(910) 543-8764 View (910) 543-8764
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Leslie Black
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Hi! I'm Leslie. My speciality is providing down to earth, exploratory, strength based therapy. I take a collaborative approach with my clients in addressing a variety of concerns ranging from life transitions and relationship issues to anxiety/depression, stress management, parenting concerns and ADHD (and just about everything in between.) I especially love working with women in all phases of motherhood, as well as young adults and older adolescents. I welcome family and spouse participation in the therapeutic process and I endeavor to provide a compassionate and supportive environment for working through life's challenges.
Hi! I'm Leslie. My speciality is providing down to earth, exploratory, strength based therapy. I take a collaborative approach with my clients in addressing a variety of concerns ranging from life transitions and relationship issues to anxiety/depression, stress management, parenting concerns and ADHD (and just about everything in between.) I especially love working with women in all phases of motherhood, as well as young adults and older adolescents. I welcome family and spouse participation in the therapeutic process and I endeavor to provide a compassionate and supportive environment for working through life's challenges.
(910) 335-8795 View (910) 335-8795
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Amber Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401
Navigating life can be challenging. Often the advice received from family, friends, social media, etc. comes with the best of intentions but may not be what is needed. Yearly we seek physical checkup, we go to the gym and seek resources to better our lives yet are often reluctant to give ourselves the gift of therapy. None of us make it through life without cuts and scrapes. Often we need additional resources and tools to heal, honor who we truly want to be and maximize our well-being. Throughout my career I have worked with couples, individuals and families.
Navigating life can be challenging. Often the advice received from family, friends, social media, etc. comes with the best of intentions but may not be what is needed. Yearly we seek physical checkup, we go to the gym and seek resources to better our lives yet are often reluctant to give ourselves the gift of therapy. None of us make it through life without cuts and scrapes. Often we need additional resources and tools to heal, honor who we truly want to be and maximize our well-being. Throughout my career I have worked with couples, individuals and families.
(910) 613-5852 View (910) 613-5852
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David James Bolton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28401
What do most people want? We want peace in the valley! In our relationships, in ourselves. As we move through life, we undoubtedly will experience resistance from others, or have circumstances that catch us off guard and shake our confidence. Anxiety, fear and depression move in, and past failures can have us feeling trapped. Resignation and cynicism zap our energy and happiness. We know there is a better way, but we just can’t seem to find it. In my sessions with you, we will identify and focus on ways to navigate these challenges to restore what has gone missing in your life.
What do most people want? We want peace in the valley! In our relationships, in ourselves. As we move through life, we undoubtedly will experience resistance from others, or have circumstances that catch us off guard and shake our confidence. Anxiety, fear and depression move in, and past failures can have us feeling trapped. Resignation and cynicism zap our energy and happiness. We know there is a better way, but we just can’t seem to find it. In my sessions with you, we will identify and focus on ways to navigate these challenges to restore what has gone missing in your life.
(910) 788-2140 View (910) 788-2140
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Megan M Havel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Have you been looking for support to make life changes? Feeling your world has been tough to navigate on your own? Struggling with relationship issues? Need support with parenting decisions? I am a strength-based clinician helping people going through life changes, low-self esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, codependency, and family conflict. Many people experience these issues and you are not alone! I am here to stand beside you on your journey towards healing, self-discovery and life fulfillment.
Have you been looking for support to make life changes? Feeling your world has been tough to navigate on your own? Struggling with relationship issues? Need support with parenting decisions? I am a strength-based clinician helping people going through life changes, low-self esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, codependency, and family conflict. Many people experience these issues and you are not alone! I am here to stand beside you on your journey towards healing, self-discovery and life fulfillment.
(910) 202-6201 View (910) 202-6201
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Michelle Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Now Accepting New Clients! Does anxiety, depression, family conflict, and life stressors control your life? Hi! I'm Michelle Parker. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about and have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who experience anxiety and depression. I also assist those who are struggling with other issues, such as school stress, work stress and burnout, as well as difficult relationships.
Now Accepting New Clients! Does anxiety, depression, family conflict, and life stressors control your life? Hi! I'm Michelle Parker. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about and have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who experience anxiety and depression. I also assist those who are struggling with other issues, such as school stress, work stress and burnout, as well as difficult relationships.
(910) 519-8601 View (910) 519-8601

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Number of Therapists in Wilmington, NC

600+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Wilmington, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Wilmington, NC see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wilmington?

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.