Therapists in Wilmington, NC

Photo of Jessica Taylor Dean, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Wilmington, NC
Jessica Taylor Dean
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28405
I enjoy working with couples wanting to enhance their relationship, recover from affairs, increase their emotional intimacy, or have other goals that might pertain to a couple. I also enjoy utilizing play therapy, where children and adolescents can utilize toys and sand trays to process current or past experiences, including traumatic events, as well as increase their self-awareness and self-esteem. Finally, I appreciate working with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-esteem/identity issues, spiritual issues, relational issues, family issues, and stressful life transitions.
I enjoy working with couples wanting to enhance their relationship, recover from affairs, increase their emotional intimacy, or have other goals that might pertain to a couple. I also enjoy utilizing play therapy, where children and adolescents can utilize toys and sand trays to process current or past experiences, including traumatic events, as well as increase their self-awareness and self-esteem. Finally, I appreciate working with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-esteem/identity issues, spiritual issues, relational issues, family issues, and stressful life transitions.
(910) 406-6525 x335 View (910) 406-6525 x335
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Sierra Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28409
Not accepting new clients
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, I am passionate about working with clients on their path to healing. I believe therapy should be a breakwater, a source of protection and support throughout life’s many challenges. Throughout our work together, my hope is that your own breakwaters will emerge, comprised of skills, supports, and self-advocacy. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals and couples, using a strengths-based approach to meet you where you are.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, I am passionate about working with clients on their path to healing. I believe therapy should be a breakwater, a source of protection and support throughout life’s many challenges. Throughout our work together, my hope is that your own breakwaters will emerge, comprised of skills, supports, and self-advocacy. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals and couples, using a strengths-based approach to meet you where you are.
(252) 297-6180 View (252) 297-6180
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Hadley Mates Berting
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
My goal as a therapist is to support you. I want to create a safe space for you to open up and process your feelings. By talking to someone neutral like myself, the hope is that you feel talking about the difficult things and can find validation in your struggle. I want to support you in finding the answers or the direction you need. Client goals may include talking about your past, working through daily conflicts or making plans for your future. I want you to leave feeling motivated to take on each day with a lighter mental load.
My goal as a therapist is to support you. I want to create a safe space for you to open up and process your feelings. By talking to someone neutral like myself, the hope is that you feel talking about the difficult things and can find validation in your struggle. I want to support you in finding the answers or the direction you need. Client goals may include talking about your past, working through daily conflicts or making plans for your future. I want you to leave feeling motivated to take on each day with a lighter mental load.
(910) 218-9378 View (910) 218-9378
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Traci Lynn Klasing
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Hello! It is wonderful that you are looking for a new therapist to assist you in your wellness journey. I am an experienced therapist with dual licenses in professional counseling and clinical mental health counseling in Missouri and North Carolina. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years as not only a clinician, but also an educator for counseling and psychology coursework. I am adept at teletherapy, and I have extensive online and in-person work. I believe that counseling is collaborative, and I follow the motto, "follow, don't lead".
Hello! It is wonderful that you are looking for a new therapist to assist you in your wellness journey. I am an experienced therapist with dual licenses in professional counseling and clinical mental health counseling in Missouri and North Carolina. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years as not only a clinician, but also an educator for counseling and psychology coursework. I am adept at teletherapy, and I have extensive online and in-person work. I believe that counseling is collaborative, and I follow the motto, "follow, don't lead".
(910) 665-8542 View (910) 665-8542
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Marilea D. Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Hi, I am glad that you are here. Reaching out to a professional takes a great deal of courage and inner strength. I take great ownership within the foundation that I have been able to build within myself that has allowed me to have a keen sense and awareness within the therapy space. In our therapy sessions, one will often hear me talk about ‘the core,’ what is one’s core searching for, healing from, running away from, hiding from. My passion is to work and walk with you through what’s actually going on in your life to help you rebuild confidence, find hope, and restore a greater connection with who you really are.
Hi, I am glad that you are here. Reaching out to a professional takes a great deal of courage and inner strength. I take great ownership within the foundation that I have been able to build within myself that has allowed me to have a keen sense and awareness within the therapy space. In our therapy sessions, one will often hear me talk about ‘the core,’ what is one’s core searching for, healing from, running away from, hiding from. My passion is to work and walk with you through what’s actually going on in your life to help you rebuild confidence, find hope, and restore a greater connection with who you really are.
(910) 698-8119 View (910) 698-8119
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Eric Guendner
Psychological Associate, LPA, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28405
Waitlist for new clients
I use the specialist rather than the generalist model of care. I am board certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and certified in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and maintain up to date continuing education, seek any needed supervision, and keep up with relevant research findings in those areas. As such, I am particularly qualified to work with clients who seek treatment for issues related to Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders and PTSD.. I believe that if you are suffering from a specific issue, you deserve to receive the appropriate care for that issue.
I use the specialist rather than the generalist model of care. I am board certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and certified in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and maintain up to date continuing education, seek any needed supervision, and keep up with relevant research findings in those areas. As such, I am particularly qualified to work with clients who seek treatment for issues related to Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders and PTSD.. I believe that if you are suffering from a specific issue, you deserve to receive the appropriate care for that issue.
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Dr. Josalin J Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW MPH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28411
Life can be tough, but there is also joy! I stand with you- recognizing all we've been through as humankind and then, to help you work through your own personal life challenges. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxious thoughts, feeling low or depressed; ongoing conflict in your romantic relationship, and/or an end to a relationship or marriage; trouble managing friendships, or even working through some tough things that have happened in your past- I am here for you. I am committed to helping you unveil your best, most resilient self- showing up to cope through your challenges more empowered and head on.
Life can be tough, but there is also joy! I stand with you- recognizing all we've been through as humankind and then, to help you work through your own personal life challenges. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxious thoughts, feeling low or depressed; ongoing conflict in your romantic relationship, and/or an end to a relationship or marriage; trouble managing friendships, or even working through some tough things that have happened in your past- I am here for you. I am committed to helping you unveil your best, most resilient self- showing up to cope through your challenges more empowered and head on.
(910) 597-4337 View (910) 597-4337
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Beverly D. Brooks
Psychologist, PhD, PA
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28409
I help people find their courage to learn new behavior, build better relationships, embrace change, overcome negative effects of damaging life experiences, resolve grief, and transform losses into well-earned wisdom and productive action. Getting "unstuck" requires new perspectives, persistence while sorting through complexities and confusion, and practice with new skills and strategies. I strive to be kind, ethical, informative, interactive, responsive, and a rigorous "coach" who can be helpful to you.
I help people find their courage to learn new behavior, build better relationships, embrace change, overcome negative effects of damaging life experiences, resolve grief, and transform losses into well-earned wisdom and productive action. Getting "unstuck" requires new perspectives, persistence while sorting through complexities and confusion, and practice with new skills and strategies. I strive to be kind, ethical, informative, interactive, responsive, and a rigorous "coach" who can be helpful to you.
(910) 909-3687 View (910) 909-3687
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Denise Marie Scearce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
I believe that everyone has a philosophy for their own success created by their beliefs, thoughts, words and actions. My approach to therapy is utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Strategic approaches. I have over 22 years of experience working with children, adults, couples, and families and in doing so I have come to understand that we can facilitate our own transformations to positive and healthy change. It is my goal to help others restore their sense of peace and happiness. My practice specialties include treatment of depression, anxiety, and coaching in many areas related to relationships. I am currently taking on new clients
I believe that everyone has a philosophy for their own success created by their beliefs, thoughts, words and actions. My approach to therapy is utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Strategic approaches. I have over 22 years of experience working with children, adults, couples, and families and in doing so I have come to understand that we can facilitate our own transformations to positive and healthy change. It is my goal to help others restore their sense of peace and happiness. My practice specialties include treatment of depression, anxiety, and coaching in many areas related to relationships. I am currently taking on new clients
(910) 218-9553 View (910) 218-9553
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Syd Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28412  (Online Only)
Do you identify as a woman experiencing life's many ebbs and flows? The uncontrollable, and ever-changing demands of life sometimes impact your ability to show up as a mom, wife, employee, friend, or (insert title that means the most to you). How many hats (or roles) are you trying to wear simultaneously? Are you hoping that the hats you wear, and the load you carry get lighter, or as time goes on, you are more equipped to handle what you have been given? Now more than ever, women are feeling all the feels about finding their balance. I firmly believe that there is tranquility on the other side of this!
Do you identify as a woman experiencing life's many ebbs and flows? The uncontrollable, and ever-changing demands of life sometimes impact your ability to show up as a mom, wife, employee, friend, or (insert title that means the most to you). How many hats (or roles) are you trying to wear simultaneously? Are you hoping that the hats you wear, and the load you carry get lighter, or as time goes on, you are more equipped to handle what you have been given? Now more than ever, women are feeling all the feels about finding their balance. I firmly believe that there is tranquility on the other side of this!
(910) 335-9225 View (910) 335-9225
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Monumental Foundations PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28405
I am a mother, a veteran, a christian, a counselor and a survivor. I have a passion for my work and I pride myself in caring about the interest of my clients and their concerns. I know that sometimes life hurdles prevent us from living the life we so richly deserve. From time to time we may face difficulties in our life, our relationships or finding a peace within ourselves. I utilize an individualized, integrative and eclectic approach in therapy to assist individuals in reaching their self-determined goals.
I am a mother, a veteran, a christian, a counselor and a survivor. I have a passion for my work and I pride myself in caring about the interest of my clients and their concerns. I know that sometimes life hurdles prevent us from living the life we so richly deserve. From time to time we may face difficulties in our life, our relationships or finding a peace within ourselves. I utilize an individualized, integrative and eclectic approach in therapy to assist individuals in reaching their self-determined goals.
(910) 294-3305 View (910) 294-3305
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Nicole Spence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28411
Accepting new clients with immediate openings. I have a friendly, direct style and foster a welcoming, non-judgmental relationship to explore challenges and collaborate on ways to live one’s most fulfilled life. I use an observational and intuitive approach to guide clients to develop the best possible relationships with themselves and others. My goal is to help individuals and families develop emotional strength, clarity, and confidence.
Accepting new clients with immediate openings. I have a friendly, direct style and foster a welcoming, non-judgmental relationship to explore challenges and collaborate on ways to live one’s most fulfilled life. I use an observational and intuitive approach to guide clients to develop the best possible relationships with themselves and others. My goal is to help individuals and families develop emotional strength, clarity, and confidence.
(910) 679-9214 View (910) 679-9214
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Hillary Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the ever changing demands of womanhood. In session, I pair humor with sincerity and empathy. I also have a special place in my heart for young women struggling with anxiety as they juggle the pressures of school, society, and finding their rhythm as an adult. I am passionate about supporting individuals as they develop healthy coping skills and routines that meet their specific needs. You can schedule an initial appointment with me at the following link: https:/hillarystevenslcsw.clientsecure.me/
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the ever changing demands of womanhood. In session, I pair humor with sincerity and empathy. I also have a special place in my heart for young women struggling with anxiety as they juggle the pressures of school, society, and finding their rhythm as an adult. I am passionate about supporting individuals as they develop healthy coping skills and routines that meet their specific needs. You can schedule an initial appointment with me at the following link: https:/hillarystevenslcsw.clientsecure.me/
(910) 623-9110 View (910) 623-9110
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Susan J Sabatini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Not accepting new clients
Life changes in the blink of an eye. It can be overwhelming and stressful, resulting in feelings of anxiety, depression and the inability to cope. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing support and guidance through life challenges. In addition, I am a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS). I am also licensed in SC for Telehealth clients (SC- 7982). The road to heal can be found within you. A therapist may help to bring out the best in you, when you are unable to bring out the best in yourself.
Life changes in the blink of an eye. It can be overwhelming and stressful, resulting in feelings of anxiety, depression and the inability to cope. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing support and guidance through life challenges. In addition, I am a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS). I am also licensed in SC for Telehealth clients (SC- 7982). The road to heal can be found within you. A therapist may help to bring out the best in you, when you are unable to bring out the best in yourself.
(980) 365-8194 View (980) 365-8194
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Sara Shores
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
I'm passionate about helping individuals facing various forms of anxiety, particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Whether it's intrusive thoughts or overwhelming feelings leading to distress, I understand the impact on daily life. I'm here to guide you through the challenges you face in relationships, work, school, and life overall, helping you reclaim control and improve your quality of life.
I'm passionate about helping individuals facing various forms of anxiety, particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Whether it's intrusive thoughts or overwhelming feelings leading to distress, I understand the impact on daily life. I'm here to guide you through the challenges you face in relationships, work, school, and life overall, helping you reclaim control and improve your quality of life.
(910) 218-9188 View (910) 218-9188
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Kelly Rose
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself stuck in the same cyclical patterns of unhealed wounds and behaviors that are affecting your overall mental health and wellbeing? Do you find yourself repeating the same actions that have caused unnecessary pain and suffering in your life? Do you often feel alone and struggle with intrusive thoughts or overwhelming emotions? At times, we may feel lost in our own individual journeys, however, therapy can be a tremendous segue into personal healing. I believe in treating the root of the symptom while supporting my clients through their emotional processes geared toward resolution & transformation.
Are you finding yourself stuck in the same cyclical patterns of unhealed wounds and behaviors that are affecting your overall mental health and wellbeing? Do you find yourself repeating the same actions that have caused unnecessary pain and suffering in your life? Do you often feel alone and struggle with intrusive thoughts or overwhelming emotions? At times, we may feel lost in our own individual journeys, however, therapy can be a tremendous segue into personal healing. I believe in treating the root of the symptom while supporting my clients through their emotional processes geared toward resolution & transformation.
(910) 460-3445 View (910) 460-3445
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Parent Like It Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Parent Like It Matters was founded in 2022 by Lauren Butler, MSW, LCSW after spending time in various private practice settings. She found her passion for working with children and realized that there is a huge need for specific pediatric mental health care in the Wilmington, NC community. She chose the name Parent Like It Matters because of its meaning to her therapeutic style. Whether it is a parent/guardian bringing a child to therapy, reaching out for postpartum support, asking for parenting help, or joining a support group, there is an intentional choice to parent like it matters, because it really does!.
Parent Like It Matters was founded in 2022 by Lauren Butler, MSW, LCSW after spending time in various private practice settings. She found her passion for working with children and realized that there is a huge need for specific pediatric mental health care in the Wilmington, NC community. She chose the name Parent Like It Matters because of its meaning to her therapeutic style. Whether it is a parent/guardian bringing a child to therapy, reaching out for postpartum support, asking for parenting help, or joining a support group, there is an intentional choice to parent like it matters, because it really does!.
(910) 406-6325 View (910) 406-6325
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Dana King
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Welcome to “Beyond Reach Professional Counseling Center.” Thank you for visiting my profile, Dana King LCMHCA. As an African-American woman, counseling was not something that was discussed in my family. I am excited to see how the perception of therapy has changed for the better. We all experience difficult times and sometimes it takes a professional to assist in the healing process and that’s ok. I want to provide you with a safe and open environment. I can offer a space of comfort, mutual respect and trust.
Welcome to “Beyond Reach Professional Counseling Center.” Thank you for visiting my profile, Dana King LCMHCA. As an African-American woman, counseling was not something that was discussed in my family. I am excited to see how the perception of therapy has changed for the better. We all experience difficult times and sometimes it takes a professional to assist in the healing process and that’s ok. I want to provide you with a safe and open environment. I can offer a space of comfort, mutual respect and trust.
(910) 714-9237 View (910) 714-9237
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Nicole Murray
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Dealing with life's challenges can feel daunting, frightening, and almost impossible to bear. You don't have to face them by yourself. I am committed to establishing a secure, supportive, and accepting space where you can openly express your difficulties. My goal is for those I support to experience healing as they navigate their individual paths. Every individual holds the potential for change, and I aim to help you acquire the necessary resources for positive transformation. Don't hesitate...get in touch, and let's embark on this journey together. It's time for you to prioritize yourself.
Dealing with life's challenges can feel daunting, frightening, and almost impossible to bear. You don't have to face them by yourself. I am committed to establishing a secure, supportive, and accepting space where you can openly express your difficulties. My goal is for those I support to experience healing as they navigate their individual paths. Every individual holds the potential for change, and I aim to help you acquire the necessary resources for positive transformation. Don't hesitate...get in touch, and let's embark on this journey together. It's time for you to prioritize yourself.
(910) 218-8584 View (910) 218-8584
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Jeremy Randall Mullis
Psychological Associate, LPA, LCAS, CSI
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Waitlist for new clients
Tired of repeating the same thing with life, feeling stuck with no hope in sight? Seems like more is going on? I focus on treating co-occurring addiction & mental health issues in addition to my work with providing psychological evaluations & testing. Not knowing why you keep doing or feeling the way you do and how to make changes in your life is beyond frustrating. It can be overwhelming, leading to feeling helpless and hopeless. When navigating the reasons for ongoing suffering and relapse, there is hope. In depth counseling and assessments can be the catalyst to promote change and I can help.
Tired of repeating the same thing with life, feeling stuck with no hope in sight? Seems like more is going on? I focus on treating co-occurring addiction & mental health issues in addition to my work with providing psychological evaluations & testing. Not knowing why you keep doing or feeling the way you do and how to make changes in your life is beyond frustrating. It can be overwhelming, leading to feeling helpless and hopeless. When navigating the reasons for ongoing suffering and relapse, there is hope. In depth counseling and assessments can be the catalyst to promote change and I can help.
(910) 565-9029 View (910) 565-9029

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wilmington, NC

600+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Wilmington, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
74% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Wilmington, NC see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.