Therapists in Winston Salem, NC

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Winston Salem Couples & Family Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Relationships are hard work, but you're in the right place. Whether you've been married for years or just dating and considering making a commitment, we can help. Couples who come to see us often have a strong desire to be closer to their partner but have found themselves locked in a pattern of stressful interaction, which leads to the problems they are hoping to address in counseling. Together we navigate the process of understanding the cycles couples get stuck in and identify what needs to change in order to build a safe, intimate, and loving connection.
Relationships are hard work, but you're in the right place. Whether you've been married for years or just dating and considering making a commitment, we can help. Couples who come to see us often have a strong desire to be closer to their partner but have found themselves locked in a pattern of stressful interaction, which leads to the problems they are hoping to address in counseling. Together we navigate the process of understanding the cycles couples get stuck in and identify what needs to change in order to build a safe, intimate, and loving connection.
(336) 815-4333 View (336) 815-4333
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Peggy Haymes
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MDiv, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
You keep thinking that one day it will be better. One day your grief won't be so hard. One day you'll stop calling yourself such awful names that you'd never dream of saying to anyone else. One day your anxiety won't make anything and everything harder. One day you might discover who you want to be when you grow up. Here's the thing: time doesn't heal all wounds. It's what we do with that time. Aren't you ready for something different? What healing and change looks like is different for everyone. Why not see what it could look like for you? (Please note that as of 1/1/24 I am not able to see clients who have Medicare.)
You keep thinking that one day it will be better. One day your grief won't be so hard. One day you'll stop calling yourself such awful names that you'd never dream of saying to anyone else. One day your anxiety won't make anything and everything harder. One day you might discover who you want to be when you grow up. Here's the thing: time doesn't heal all wounds. It's what we do with that time. Aren't you ready for something different? What healing and change looks like is different for everyone. Why not see what it could look like for you? (Please note that as of 1/1/24 I am not able to see clients who have Medicare.)
(336) 554-7428 View (336) 554-7428
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Better Days Ahead Therapy & Life Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27106
Hi Guys, My name is Kristall and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing for a little over 5 years with much success in my journey and thoroughly enjoy working with people from different cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities. In my years of practicing, I've learned that talking to strangers about life issues is never easy, so I try to make the transition as easy as possible for everyone I come in contact with. I'm energetic, down to earth, and realistic about life in general. Come see me soon! I'll be waiting on you!
Hi Guys, My name is Kristall and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing for a little over 5 years with much success in my journey and thoroughly enjoy working with people from different cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities. In my years of practicing, I've learned that talking to strangers about life issues is never easy, so I try to make the transition as easy as possible for everyone I come in contact with. I'm energetic, down to earth, and realistic about life in general. Come see me soon! I'll be waiting on you!
(984) 214-8558 View (984) 214-8558
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Ellie Mental Health-Winston Salem
Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Ellie Mental Health in Winston Salem, NC isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
Ellie Mental Health in Winston Salem, NC isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
(336) 395-5316 View (336) 395-5316
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Brittany Bodwell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Not accepting new clients
Have you found yourself experiencing big, overwhelming emotions one minute, then numb and shut down the next? Do you find yourself feeling so ashamed of what's going on in your head that it's hard to get out of bed and face the day? Are you questioning, "Why can't I just get it together?" You want to understand why you feel the way you do and why you keep ending up in the same unsatisfying relationships so you can start to build the life you want. I can help. I specialize in working with complex, relationship/attachment-based trauma and PTSD.
Have you found yourself experiencing big, overwhelming emotions one minute, then numb and shut down the next? Do you find yourself feeling so ashamed of what's going on in your head that it's hard to get out of bed and face the day? Are you questioning, "Why can't I just get it together?" You want to understand why you feel the way you do and why you keep ending up in the same unsatisfying relationships so you can start to build the life you want. I can help. I specialize in working with complex, relationship/attachment-based trauma and PTSD.
(336) 502-8734 View (336) 502-8734
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Jasmine Henderson Lambeth
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27127
I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who works with Autistic children, teens, adults and their families at ABC of NC Child Development Center. I have worked with Autistic Children and Teens as an RBT; Registered Behavior Technician; for 7 years. I have experience working with school aged students and adults who have struggled with anxiety, depression, bullying, adjustment disorders, etc.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who works with Autistic children, teens, adults and their families at ABC of NC Child Development Center. I have worked with Autistic Children and Teens as an RBT; Registered Behavior Technician; for 7 years. I have experience working with school aged students and adults who have struggled with anxiety, depression, bullying, adjustment disorders, etc.
(336) 396-5944 View (336) 396-5944
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Karen A. Cauthen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27127  (Online Only)
If you were a drop of water and you dropped into the ocean it would cause a ripple effect. Or, if you dropped onto land the surface would rearrange. This is what we do every day. We connect and interact with each other causing changes. We are not alone on this planet. We have purpose. We might think we are islands but an island is still connected to the main land, the connection is just covered by a mass of water. Understanding we are not alone creates hope, hope empowers, and power fuels transformation.
If you were a drop of water and you dropped into the ocean it would cause a ripple effect. Or, if you dropped onto land the surface would rearrange. This is what we do every day. We connect and interact with each other causing changes. We are not alone on this planet. We have purpose. We might think we are islands but an island is still connected to the main land, the connection is just covered by a mass of water. Understanding we are not alone creates hope, hope empowers, and power fuels transformation.
(336) 344-7019 View (336) 344-7019
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Katie Davin
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Anxiety and depression can be suffocating and often restrict you from engaging in life in the ways you want to. They are quite successful at creating a cycle of disappointment and desperation that convince you you’re alone and helpless. While that inner voice of yours may be wreaking havoc and demanding that you rethink that situation or decision for the umpteenth time, let me remind you that you are not broken nor are you alone. Everyone has an inherent ability to achieve personal growth and overcome the ravages of anxiety — we just need some guidance at times.
Anxiety and depression can be suffocating and often restrict you from engaging in life in the ways you want to. They are quite successful at creating a cycle of disappointment and desperation that convince you you’re alone and helpless. While that inner voice of yours may be wreaking havoc and demanding that you rethink that situation or decision for the umpteenth time, let me remind you that you are not broken nor are you alone. Everyone has an inherent ability to achieve personal growth and overcome the ravages of anxiety — we just need some guidance at times.
(336) 863-3954 View (336) 863-3954
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Corey Daniel
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27101
You did it! You’ve taken the first step to a happier and healthier you, and you should be proud of yourself. Life is overwhelming at times due to the complexity of our past, the stressors of our present, or even the anxieties of the future. We face challenges daily and in you reaching out, you’re making your mental health a priority, and I am honored to help you on that journey. I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate with a Masters of Education in School Counseling from the College of William & Mary.
You did it! You’ve taken the first step to a happier and healthier you, and you should be proud of yourself. Life is overwhelming at times due to the complexity of our past, the stressors of our present, or even the anxieties of the future. We face challenges daily and in you reaching out, you’re making your mental health a priority, and I am honored to help you on that journey. I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate with a Masters of Education in School Counseling from the College of William & Mary.
(336) 920-7146 View (336) 920-7146
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Jane Tastet
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
If you struggle to trust, to find contentedness with life, or to feel like you truly know yourself, then I can help you access your inner guidance. My goal is to meet you where you are, hear you- hear what you say, and what you don't, and then work together to find the empowerment and resilience to adapt and overcome the suffering you're faced with. I believe you are inherently worthy and have goodness and wisdom inside. I believe the nervous system can get in the way of presence and happiness but with some processing, unlearning, and relearning you can break free from old patterns and meet the self that you've wanted to be.
If you struggle to trust, to find contentedness with life, or to feel like you truly know yourself, then I can help you access your inner guidance. My goal is to meet you where you are, hear you- hear what you say, and what you don't, and then work together to find the empowerment and resilience to adapt and overcome the suffering you're faced with. I believe you are inherently worthy and have goodness and wisdom inside. I believe the nervous system can get in the way of presence and happiness but with some processing, unlearning, and relearning you can break free from old patterns and meet the self that you've wanted to be.
(336) 560-8689 View (336) 560-8689
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Lisa Carpenter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Are you lonely and hurt? Are you struggling to find connection? Are you and your partner arguing and blaming one another? You may even be considering separation or divorce. Sometimes we get stuck in relationships and just don’t know how to move forward. Oftentimes, we get caught in the same repetitive patterns. Everyone has the capacity for change. It’s time to get un-stuck, realize there is hope, and find healing.
Are you lonely and hurt? Are you struggling to find connection? Are you and your partner arguing and blaming one another? You may even be considering separation or divorce. Sometimes we get stuck in relationships and just don’t know how to move forward. Oftentimes, we get caught in the same repetitive patterns. Everyone has the capacity for change. It’s time to get un-stuck, realize there is hope, and find healing.
(336) 810-0730 View (336) 810-0730
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Elana Stephens
LCSW Associate, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
I'm currently accepting new client appointments and have immediate availability. Do you or someone you know struggle with pushing away big emotions? Many people try to avoid painful feelings and thoughts. Avoiding and ignoring painful emotions feels good at the moment and can help you survive trauma. However, if you continue to ignore emotional pain, your body can store that pain. As a result, you may feel numb or easily overwhelmed. Avoidance can become addictive, diminish your tolerance, and can lead to you choosing harmful methods to cope with stressors.
I'm currently accepting new client appointments and have immediate availability. Do you or someone you know struggle with pushing away big emotions? Many people try to avoid painful feelings and thoughts. Avoiding and ignoring painful emotions feels good at the moment and can help you survive trauma. However, if you continue to ignore emotional pain, your body can store that pain. As a result, you may feel numb or easily overwhelmed. Avoidance can become addictive, diminish your tolerance, and can lead to you choosing harmful methods to cope with stressors.
(336) 530-5723 View (336) 530-5723
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Lisha Mejan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27103
We talk a lot about what's on our minds, the work our brains are doing, and the moving body as separate parts. But, they are all one unit working together, for better of for worse. Trauma is a good example of these parts working together as one. Our nervous system connects the body/brain/mind and can get stuck working too hard trying to keep us safe. Brainspotting via the eyes, connects with our sub-cortical brains to release trauma held in our whole selves. It gets to the things talking can't get to and reduces unwanted trauma responses. Curious? Come give it a try.
We talk a lot about what's on our minds, the work our brains are doing, and the moving body as separate parts. But, they are all one unit working together, for better of for worse. Trauma is a good example of these parts working together as one. Our nervous system connects the body/brain/mind and can get stuck working too hard trying to keep us safe. Brainspotting via the eyes, connects with our sub-cortical brains to release trauma held in our whole selves. It gets to the things talking can't get to and reduces unwanted trauma responses. Curious? Come give it a try.
(336) 750-6240 View (336) 750-6240
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Leslie Dempsey
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27101  (Online Only)
Ever find yourself in an internal loop of “I’m not good enough,” “It’s all my fault,” or “no one cares”? You often feel lonely, even in a large group of people or like you never really fit in. Perhaps you’ve found drugs or alcohol to “treat” your feelings of emptiness and insecurity around connecting with others. You’ve experienced events in life you’ve never spoken about and are wondering how these things are still showing up in your day-to-day choices. Maybe you’ve been told your whole life to lean into a belief system that no longer serves you and you are ready to explore more meaningful explanations on how to live your best life
Ever find yourself in an internal loop of “I’m not good enough,” “It’s all my fault,” or “no one cares”? You often feel lonely, even in a large group of people or like you never really fit in. Perhaps you’ve found drugs or alcohol to “treat” your feelings of emptiness and insecurity around connecting with others. You’ve experienced events in life you’ve never spoken about and are wondering how these things are still showing up in your day-to-day choices. Maybe you’ve been told your whole life to lean into a belief system that no longer serves you and you are ready to explore more meaningful explanations on how to live your best life
(252) 787-7193 View (252) 787-7193
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Salem Counseling & Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
Salem Counseling and Consulting, PLLC provides teletherapy to North Carolina, Vermont, and Florida. We participate in the Clear Pricing Provider Network with BCBS, therefore some BCBS members have a $0 copay. Our practice consists of therapists that address a variety of needs. We are welcoming to all beliefs, from Atheist to Wiccan, Christian to Muslim, and everything in between. We are an LGBTQIA+ affirming practice and our goal is for anyone and everyone to feel honored and safe when seeking therapy with us. Our Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy provider offers in-person KAP sessions in Winston-salem.
Salem Counseling and Consulting, PLLC provides teletherapy to North Carolina, Vermont, and Florida. We participate in the Clear Pricing Provider Network with BCBS, therefore some BCBS members have a $0 copay. Our practice consists of therapists that address a variety of needs. We are welcoming to all beliefs, from Atheist to Wiccan, Christian to Muslim, and everything in between. We are an LGBTQIA+ affirming practice and our goal is for anyone and everyone to feel honored and safe when seeking therapy with us. Our Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy provider offers in-person KAP sessions in Winston-salem.
(980) 223-3997 View (980) 223-3997
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Tracy D'Andrea Charles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Not accepting new clients
Often times we journey through life and due to experiences, circumstances and life's challenges, life can become overwhelming and begin to feel hopeless. Thoughts such as "I can't do this much longer", "this isn't the way it was supposed to be", can often plague our mind. My desire is to journey along with you to help you get in touch with your underlying needs, explore barriers to change, build on solutions, break negative patterns and develop coping skills to enable you to live in the fullness God would have for you.
Often times we journey through life and due to experiences, circumstances and life's challenges, life can become overwhelming and begin to feel hopeless. Thoughts such as "I can't do this much longer", "this isn't the way it was supposed to be", can often plague our mind. My desire is to journey along with you to help you get in touch with your underlying needs, explore barriers to change, build on solutions, break negative patterns and develop coping skills to enable you to live in the fullness God would have for you.
(336) 814-2842 View (336) 814-2842
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Karen Arthur
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27106
I believe that healing that takes place with another person present is sacred. I enjoy working with clients at any stage of the healing process, from just starting their journey to feeling confident in their abilities. We will create a safe, supportive environment for you to explore yourself and become the best possible you through listening, education, and creative counseling techniques that are NOT Freud's psychotherapy. I love it when clients bring in questions, ask for homework, and commit to the process of counseling. At the same time, I have worked successfully with numerous clients who weren't so sure about going on their journey yet. If motivation is lacking, I like to provide a sounding board for clients who want to be inspired and empowered to decide what's right for them. I regularly ask my clients to get their hands dirty so that in the future, you will have the tools and coping skills you need to embrace your life. Much of counseling is a "choose your own ending" adventure novel, and when you are up for those twists, I'll be right beside you so you do not have to walk through the dark alone.
I believe that healing that takes place with another person present is sacred. I enjoy working with clients at any stage of the healing process, from just starting their journey to feeling confident in their abilities. We will create a safe, supportive environment for you to explore yourself and become the best possible you through listening, education, and creative counseling techniques that are NOT Freud's psychotherapy. I love it when clients bring in questions, ask for homework, and commit to the process of counseling. At the same time, I have worked successfully with numerous clients who weren't so sure about going on their journey yet. If motivation is lacking, I like to provide a sounding board for clients who want to be inspired and empowered to decide what's right for them. I regularly ask my clients to get their hands dirty so that in the future, you will have the tools and coping skills you need to embrace your life. Much of counseling is a "choose your own ending" adventure novel, and when you are up for those twists, I'll be right beside you so you do not have to walk through the dark alone.
(336) 203-8341 View (336) 203-8341
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Kim O'Neill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, grief/loss, mood disorders, relational issues, substance abuse and trauma. I’m a Certified EMDR Therapist. I also utilize mindfulness and self-compassion to support others on their journey of healing so they can live a "good life". I’m passionate about supporting all people on their journey. Whether you are on a path of healing or a path of self-actualization, psychotherapy can be an opportunity to grow beyond your current experience. It’s an opportunity to better understand yourself, your relationships and to deepen your connection to yourself and the world around you.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, grief/loss, mood disorders, relational issues, substance abuse and trauma. I’m a Certified EMDR Therapist. I also utilize mindfulness and self-compassion to support others on their journey of healing so they can live a "good life". I’m passionate about supporting all people on their journey. Whether you are on a path of healing or a path of self-actualization, psychotherapy can be an opportunity to grow beyond your current experience. It’s an opportunity to better understand yourself, your relationships and to deepen your connection to yourself and the world around you.
(336) 863-3417 View (336) 863-3417
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Erin Elliott
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27101
I help youth and families communicate better and enjoy time together more. If you are experiencing relationship difficulties or struggling with the effects of stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, or grief, I would be honored to support you. I am especially passionate about counseling diverse families and people of all ages while they navigate life transitions, identity development, and learning or social-emotional concerns. As a former teacher with eight years of experience in public schools, I am also skilled at supporting students and parents as they work to meet their educational goals.
I help youth and families communicate better and enjoy time together more. If you are experiencing relationship difficulties or struggling with the effects of stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, or grief, I would be honored to support you. I am especially passionate about counseling diverse families and people of all ages while they navigate life transitions, identity development, and learning or social-emotional concerns. As a former teacher with eight years of experience in public schools, I am also skilled at supporting students and parents as they work to meet their educational goals.
(336) 203-8975 View (336) 203-8975
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Family Services, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Sometimes you just need the right person to talk to. Meet our professional, caring therapists, who provide confidential counseling for clients of all ages through individual, couples and family sessions. Each of our therapists can assist with adjustment and relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, loss, trauma and victimization. See our website link, and staff photos for details.
Sometimes you just need the right person to talk to. Meet our professional, caring therapists, who provide confidential counseling for clients of all ages through individual, couples and family sessions. Each of our therapists can assist with adjustment and relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, loss, trauma and victimization. See our website link, and staff photos for details.
(336) 415-4712 View (336) 415-4712

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Number of Therapists in Winston Salem, NC

500+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Winston Salem, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Winston Salem, NC see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Winston Salem?

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.