Therapists in Wilmington, NC

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Pamela Penrose
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401
Pamela works primarily with adults and young adults. She is passionate about creating space for clients to feel seen, heard, and valued. She offers a steady presence as clients process their experiences and emotions. Pamela firmly believes in the power of the counseling relationship in that it has the potential to serve as a catalyst for individual insight, progressive change and overall mental health wellness. She believes change, healing, and growth are always available to us and values each individual's unique journey.
Pamela works primarily with adults and young adults. She is passionate about creating space for clients to feel seen, heard, and valued. She offers a steady presence as clients process their experiences and emotions. Pamela firmly believes in the power of the counseling relationship in that it has the potential to serve as a catalyst for individual insight, progressive change and overall mental health wellness. She believes change, healing, and growth are always available to us and values each individual's unique journey.
(910) 708-4890 View (910) 708-4890
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Women's Integrative Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CMHIMP, CCATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Many women struggle with anxious feelings, isolation, and stress. Too often, though, such feelings are pushed by the wayside. We understand that women face a myriad of challenges and transitions in their lives, from navigating relationships and motherhood, to managing career demands and societal expectations. That is where Women’s Integrative Counseling comes in to help. We are a therapy practice dedicated to providing compassionate and empowering support to women on their unique journeys towards mental and emotional well-being. We are deeply committed to creating a safe and nurturing space where women can explore, heal, and thrive.
Many women struggle with anxious feelings, isolation, and stress. Too often, though, such feelings are pushed by the wayside. We understand that women face a myriad of challenges and transitions in their lives, from navigating relationships and motherhood, to managing career demands and societal expectations. That is where Women’s Integrative Counseling comes in to help. We are a therapy practice dedicated to providing compassionate and empowering support to women on their unique journeys towards mental and emotional well-being. We are deeply committed to creating a safe and nurturing space where women can explore, heal, and thrive.
(910) 338-4168 View (910) 338-4168
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Emily Kohls
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MAEd, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Waitlist for new clients
As an EMDR therapist, I feel great passion for helping clients recover from adverse or traumatic experiences and walking alongside them as they begin to see the world through a new lens. Trauma and other mental health struggles greatly affect our important relationships - and our relationships impact our mental health. Helping clients build healthy relationships is central to my therapeutic approach. Together, we'll foster self-understanding and self-compassion, uproot negative or limiting patterns that no longer serve you, and work collaboratively to discover your most authentic 'you.' We'll find ways to infuse a little humor, too!
As an EMDR therapist, I feel great passion for helping clients recover from adverse or traumatic experiences and walking alongside them as they begin to see the world through a new lens. Trauma and other mental health struggles greatly affect our important relationships - and our relationships impact our mental health. Helping clients build healthy relationships is central to my therapeutic approach. Together, we'll foster self-understanding and self-compassion, uproot negative or limiting patterns that no longer serve you, and work collaboratively to discover your most authentic 'you.' We'll find ways to infuse a little humor, too!
(910) 541-8494 View (910) 541-8494
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Wilmington Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
**Telehealth sessions are available.** It's important to me to cultivate a safe relationship space with everyone I see in counseling. We will collaborate, question, reflect, and explore positive directions based on your unique situation, concerns, strengths and individual sense of meaningfulness. Although my comfort zone within the range of life is relatively broad, I do have some special interest in areas related to substance use, family counseling and all facets of pre/post natal concerns.
**Telehealth sessions are available.** It's important to me to cultivate a safe relationship space with everyone I see in counseling. We will collaborate, question, reflect, and explore positive directions based on your unique situation, concerns, strengths and individual sense of meaningfulness. Although my comfort zone within the range of life is relatively broad, I do have some special interest in areas related to substance use, family counseling and all facets of pre/post natal concerns.
(910) 212-4240 View (910) 212-4240
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Margaret Mensch
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Margaret Mensch, MEd, LCMHC has 10 years of experience working in individual and family therapy. She strives to provide quality and compassionate care by helping clients to gain insight, grow, and heal through the therapeutic process. Her passion is guiding, inspiring, and teaching skills to people, so that they feel empowered to overcome life's challenges. Ms. Mensch approaches the therapeutic process through a humanistic lens, using modalities and theories that help fit her clients needs including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness training, and solution focused work.
Margaret Mensch, MEd, LCMHC has 10 years of experience working in individual and family therapy. She strives to provide quality and compassionate care by helping clients to gain insight, grow, and heal through the therapeutic process. Her passion is guiding, inspiring, and teaching skills to people, so that they feel empowered to overcome life's challenges. Ms. Mensch approaches the therapeutic process through a humanistic lens, using modalities and theories that help fit her clients needs including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness training, and solution focused work.
(910) 376-8019 View (910) 376-8019
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Brandon Caulder
LCSW Associate, LCAS-A, MSW
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Brandon is passionate about working with individuals living with trauma and PTSD, struggling with addiction, OCD, depression, anxiety, and self-harm ideation. He is also skilled in assisting individuals with anger management, grief processing, and life transitions.
Brandon is passionate about working with individuals living with trauma and PTSD, struggling with addiction, OCD, depression, anxiety, and self-harm ideation. He is also skilled in assisting individuals with anger management, grief processing, and life transitions.
(910) 356-8716 x1027 View (910) 356-8716 x1027
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Latosha Jones
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Hi there! I'm passionate about helping adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, "empty nest syndrome" and other mid-life difficulties. My specialization lies in guiding individuals through these tough transitions, while providing support for the unique challenges they face.
Hi there! I'm passionate about helping adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, "empty nest syndrome" and other mid-life difficulties. My specialization lies in guiding individuals through these tough transitions, while providing support for the unique challenges they face.
(910) 613-4370 View (910) 613-4370
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Joseph Rengifo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CCMC, CCSI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Our intrinsic need to adapt and evolve is a double-edge sword. We have developed coping skills that helps us survive external demands, modern society poses a threat to our way of living because we have not been able to catch up. We still behave the way we did thousands of years ago because we have not learned to discriminate between past and present. Let's explore the causes and mechanisms that make your problems what they and create a plan to confront and resolve those issues to protect your mental health. I use an integrative approach to therapy that I call Behavioral Medicine.
Our intrinsic need to adapt and evolve is a double-edge sword. We have developed coping skills that helps us survive external demands, modern society poses a threat to our way of living because we have not been able to catch up. We still behave the way we did thousands of years ago because we have not learned to discriminate between past and present. Let's explore the causes and mechanisms that make your problems what they and create a plan to confront and resolve those issues to protect your mental health. I use an integrative approach to therapy that I call Behavioral Medicine.
(910) 777-5575 View (910) 777-5575
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Sarah Dobens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LCMHCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Waitlist for new clients
Are you getting stuck in old patterns of thinking, communicating, or acting that are no longer serving you? For whatever reason you are considering therapy, my role is to help guide you on your individual journey to balance acceptance of yourself while also considering that it may be time to change. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal from past wounds in order to find purpose and satisfaction in their life.
Are you getting stuck in old patterns of thinking, communicating, or acting that are no longer serving you? For whatever reason you are considering therapy, my role is to help guide you on your individual journey to balance acceptance of yourself while also considering that it may be time to change. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal from past wounds in order to find purpose and satisfaction in their life.
(910) 390-8616 View (910) 390-8616
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Alisa Valente
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28411
Alisa Valente, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with 17 years of experience in outpatient, inpatient, long-term care and forensic settings. Dr. Valente received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and she completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State, University Park Campus. Her current work focuses on individual therapy with adults in an outpatient setting.
Alisa Valente, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with 17 years of experience in outpatient, inpatient, long-term care and forensic settings. Dr. Valente received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and she completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State, University Park Campus. Her current work focuses on individual therapy with adults in an outpatient setting.
(910) 446-6267 View (910) 446-6267
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Carla Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSTIP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do negative thoughts & behaviors hinder your life, career, or relationships by keeping you stuck? Is your inner critic too loud, making you feel like you're not enough or telling you that you can't? If you're struggling with sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, or numbness, life's demands can be tough to keep up with. Change, though intimidating, is within reach with empathetic, nonjudgmental support. Let's explore together what truly resonates with you on your path to self-awareness, growth, and fulfillment. If you're not ready or unsure where to start, let's talk & discover what truly inspires & drives you forward. I'm here for you.
Do negative thoughts & behaviors hinder your life, career, or relationships by keeping you stuck? Is your inner critic too loud, making you feel like you're not enough or telling you that you can't? If you're struggling with sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, or numbness, life's demands can be tough to keep up with. Change, though intimidating, is within reach with empathetic, nonjudgmental support. Let's explore together what truly resonates with you on your path to self-awareness, growth, and fulfillment. If you're not ready or unsure where to start, let's talk & discover what truly inspires & drives you forward. I'm here for you.
(910) 405-8481 View (910) 405-8481
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Sarah Hess
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28401
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Perinatal Mental Health Certified, Grief Counseling Certified, a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, and a Retain Parental Leave Coach. I graduated from Arizona State University and have been practicing for 10 years. I am licensed in the state of North Carolina and see clients via telehealth and in person.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Perinatal Mental Health Certified, Grief Counseling Certified, a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, and a Retain Parental Leave Coach. I graduated from Arizona State University and have been practicing for 10 years. I am licensed in the state of North Carolina and see clients via telehealth and in person.
(910) 838-9828 View (910) 838-9828
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Courtney D Huffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28411
I believe that everyone, including you, is entitled to experiencing happiness. Whether it be needing to find more work/life balance, learning how to navigate through difficult relationships, or dealing with a MH/SA disorder, I want to help you achieve serenity. One of my main goals as a therapist is to empower, encourage, and support you in achieving your life goals. I know that counseling requires courage and strength, and I am here to make this process easier for you by assisting you along the way. I believe in you and I want you to believe in you too!
I believe that everyone, including you, is entitled to experiencing happiness. Whether it be needing to find more work/life balance, learning how to navigate through difficult relationships, or dealing with a MH/SA disorder, I want to help you achieve serenity. One of my main goals as a therapist is to empower, encourage, and support you in achieving your life goals. I know that counseling requires courage and strength, and I am here to make this process easier for you by assisting you along the way. I believe in you and I want you to believe in you too!
(704) 981-6087 View (704) 981-6087
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Dr. Lauren Schaefer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Not accepting new clients
Seeking help requires courage, so congratulations on taking that first step towards recovery. Are you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, or consumed by anxiety? Does your anxiety keep you from doing the things you want to do? Are you struggling with motivation, procrastination, or perfectionism? Are you feeling alone or hopeless? Do you find yourself withdrawing from others and endlessly scrolling social media? Are you tired of caring so much about what others think of you and running yourself ragged to please them? You are not alone in your struggle. I am here to support you in reducing your suffering and creating a life worth living.
Seeking help requires courage, so congratulations on taking that first step towards recovery. Are you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, or consumed by anxiety? Does your anxiety keep you from doing the things you want to do? Are you struggling with motivation, procrastination, or perfectionism? Are you feeling alone or hopeless? Do you find yourself withdrawing from others and endlessly scrolling social media? Are you tired of caring so much about what others think of you and running yourself ragged to please them? You are not alone in your struggle. I am here to support you in reducing your suffering and creating a life worth living.
(910) 696-6838 View (910) 696-6838
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Troy Peverall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
I am passionate about strengthening marriages, helping couples navigate bad choices, better communication, and how to recover from the difficulty of an affair. I believe in your marriage! Hang on! Men and women are trapped with porn addiction, and I am committed to help you as a person find the true path to restoration. The porn addiction cycle is tough, but with your commitment to work hard we can do this together. I will help you find healing from its personal devastation and within your marriage. My practice also includes helping church leaders find restoration from burn out or other struggles such as pornography or infidelity.
I am passionate about strengthening marriages, helping couples navigate bad choices, better communication, and how to recover from the difficulty of an affair. I believe in your marriage! Hang on! Men and women are trapped with porn addiction, and I am committed to help you as a person find the true path to restoration. The porn addiction cycle is tough, but with your commitment to work hard we can do this together. I will help you find healing from its personal devastation and within your marriage. My practice also includes helping church leaders find restoration from burn out or other struggles such as pornography or infidelity.
(910) 550-2362 View (910) 550-2362
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Boni Parker Hall
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Accepting new clients 18+- college, young adults, couples! Need a space to share your thoughts and feelings without judgment? How about moving out of that "stuck space" and forward in your life with improved relationships, attitudes about work/school and solutions for areas identified as causing distress? You will learn to" think about your thinking", to build knowledge and awareness of self, and to solve problems with proven skills that apply across all types of situations. I lead with heart, a collaborative spirit, and belief in people. I am a strengths-finder, encourager, and challenger!
Accepting new clients 18+- college, young adults, couples! Need a space to share your thoughts and feelings without judgment? How about moving out of that "stuck space" and forward in your life with improved relationships, attitudes about work/school and solutions for areas identified as causing distress? You will learn to" think about your thinking", to build knowledge and awareness of self, and to solve problems with proven skills that apply across all types of situations. I lead with heart, a collaborative spirit, and belief in people. I am a strengths-finder, encourager, and challenger!
(910) 720-6708 View (910) 720-6708
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Mitchell Mallard
Counselor, LCMHC-S
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403  (Online Only)
Mitchell Mallard is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina who has 12 years of experience partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, anger, men’s issues and relationship issues. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Charleston Southern University and received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Cornerstone University.
Mitchell Mallard is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina who has 12 years of experience partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, anger, men’s issues and relationship issues. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Charleston Southern University and received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Cornerstone University.
(910) 400-8891 View (910) 400-8891
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Alaina Van Gelder
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Stress, anxiety, and adjusting to life after a difficult experience does not have to be handled alone. With a supportive and non-judgmental space, the healing process can begin and you can change your life in a way that you feel good about. I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in adults battling eating disorders. I take an eclectic stance in sessions, tailoring treatment to the individual to help meet clients where they are and to help them heal from the pain that is both underlying and caused by their eating disorder.
Stress, anxiety, and adjusting to life after a difficult experience does not have to be handled alone. With a supportive and non-judgmental space, the healing process can begin and you can change your life in a way that you feel good about. I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in adults battling eating disorders. I take an eclectic stance in sessions, tailoring treatment to the individual to help meet clients where they are and to help them heal from the pain that is both underlying and caused by their eating disorder.
(910) 565-6508 View (910) 565-6508
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Laura Rippeon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
9 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401  (Online Only)
As a woman, you are no stranger to feelings of stress, overwhelm, and exhaustion. You’re someone who prides herself on doing things perfectly and showing up for everyone else, but you still find yourself believing it isn’t enough, feeling burnt out, and believing you can do more. You’re playing a serious game of life whack-a-mole and you’re wondering when will it stop. You just need a breather and you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to have a break. You’re ready to create some boundaries in your life. Most of all, you’re ready to make yourself a priority and start living the life that you want. I want to help
As a woman, you are no stranger to feelings of stress, overwhelm, and exhaustion. You’re someone who prides herself on doing things perfectly and showing up for everyone else, but you still find yourself believing it isn’t enough, feeling burnt out, and believing you can do more. You’re playing a serious game of life whack-a-mole and you’re wondering when will it stop. You just need a breather and you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to have a break. You’re ready to create some boundaries in your life. Most of all, you’re ready to make yourself a priority and start living the life that you want. I want to help
(910) 418-1769 View (910) 418-1769
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Deborah J. Taylor, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Our therapeutic experience will be a more interactive one. Whether you want to chat about current stressors, or have made the decision to work seriously on long-term goals for personal improvement in your emotional life, we will work together to determine where best to begin. In addition to working with clients around traditional counseling concerns such as depression, grief, loss, anxiety, stress, and addiction, I also focus on other challenges clients face.
Our therapeutic experience will be a more interactive one. Whether you want to chat about current stressors, or have made the decision to work seriously on long-term goals for personal improvement in your emotional life, we will work together to determine where best to begin. In addition to working with clients around traditional counseling concerns such as depression, grief, loss, anxiety, stress, and addiction, I also focus on other challenges clients face.
(910) 356-9956 View (910) 356-9956

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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% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
73% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% 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.