Therapists in Winterville, NC

Photo of Jose (Alex) Hernandez, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Winterville, NC
Jose (Alex) Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winterville, NC 28590
Seeking therapy can be scary, but it's also a courageous step that shows you care about your well-being and relationships. I'm here to support you on your journey towards healing, personal growth, and feeling better. I'm committed to helping individuals, couples, and families overcome their unique challenges and find healing. I understand the unique difficulties that can come up in relationships. My goal is to create a safe and understanding space where couples and families can work through communication problems, conflicts, and other issues. I want to help you build healthier and more fulfilling connections.
Seeking therapy can be scary, but it's also a courageous step that shows you care about your well-being and relationships. I'm here to support you on your journey towards healing, personal growth, and feeling better. I'm committed to helping individuals, couples, and families overcome their unique challenges and find healing. I understand the unique difficulties that can come up in relationships. My goal is to create a safe and understanding space where couples and families can work through communication problems, conflicts, and other issues. I want to help you build healthier and more fulfilling connections.
(252) 486-5684 View (252) 486-5684
Photo of Char Boyette, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Winterville, NC
Char Boyette
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, EMDRIA, CCS, MDiv, JD
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590
Everyone's story is unique and every person deserves an individualized approach to their problems. Initially we will complete an assessment. Then we become partners in your therapeutic journey. If you have been suffering alone or found past attempts unsatisfactory, please contact me. The therapeutic relationship we develop will be the cornerstone of your wellness journey. I will do everything I can to support you in feeling safe and respected to share. I strive to provide a setting that will allows you to do this. I am open to your input and welcome your feedback as we progress on the path of your renewed happiness.
Everyone's story is unique and every person deserves an individualized approach to their problems. Initially we will complete an assessment. Then we become partners in your therapeutic journey. If you have been suffering alone or found past attempts unsatisfactory, please contact me. The therapeutic relationship we develop will be the cornerstone of your wellness journey. I will do everything I can to support you in feeling safe and respected to share. I strive to provide a setting that will allows you to do this. I am open to your input and welcome your feedback as we progress on the path of your renewed happiness.
(910) 634-6171 View (910) 634-6171
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Wendy Newcomb-Beattie, LCMHC, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, PLLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winterville, NC 28590  (Online Only)
Ok. Take a deep breath. No matter where you are in your search for a therapist, anxiety can make the task a bit overwhelming. I understand. My goal is to help you experience a sense of peace and balance in all areas of your life. Let me help you focus on what really makes you feel fulfilled. Depending on your needs, I will draw upon a wide range of techniques to help you achieve wellness, including but not limited to; supportive talk therapy, CBT, stress reduction techniques and expressive arts. Together, we'll set goals a monitor the progress of your life satisfaction. Convenient evening hours are available by appointment.
Ok. Take a deep breath. No matter where you are in your search for a therapist, anxiety can make the task a bit overwhelming. I understand. My goal is to help you experience a sense of peace and balance in all areas of your life. Let me help you focus on what really makes you feel fulfilled. Depending on your needs, I will draw upon a wide range of techniques to help you achieve wellness, including but not limited to; supportive talk therapy, CBT, stress reduction techniques and expressive arts. Together, we'll set goals a monitor the progress of your life satisfaction. Convenient evening hours are available by appointment.
(252) 558-4158 View (252) 558-4158
Photo of Dayna Lorraine Farrington, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winterville, NC
Dayna Lorraine Farrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, CCTP
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590
Waitlist for new clients
Are you or one of your loved ones feeling stuck, lost, lonely? Unable to break free from negative thought patterns or feel the peace in life that comes from knowing your authentic self? It takes a lot of strength to seek wellness! We all want to be heard and validated. I believe recovery is possible for everyone even if the pathway is unique. I would love to partner with you to achieve the freedom and wellness you deserve! I am passionate about seeing those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, transitions in life, and mood instability learn ways to live boldly.
Are you or one of your loved ones feeling stuck, lost, lonely? Unable to break free from negative thought patterns or feel the peace in life that comes from knowing your authentic self? It takes a lot of strength to seek wellness! We all want to be heard and validated. I believe recovery is possible for everyone even if the pathway is unique. I would love to partner with you to achieve the freedom and wellness you deserve! I am passionate about seeing those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, transitions in life, and mood instability learn ways to live boldly.
(252) 651-5703 View (252) 651-5703
Photo of Latasha Green, Counselor in Winterville, NC
Latasha Green
Counselor, LCAS, LCMHCS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winterville, NC 28590
I am a LCMHC and LCAS who is dedicated to helping individuals on their journey to recovery and mental well-being. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy addressing those challenges that cause individuals to struggle on their mental health and recovery journeys. I am not here to tell you what to do but to assist you in identifying, processing, and reflecting on the root cause of the issues that continue to impact your life. My mission is to foster a safe and supportive environment in which I work collaboratively with clients to explore their emotions, overcome challenges, process trauma, and embark on a path to healing.
I am a LCMHC and LCAS who is dedicated to helping individuals on their journey to recovery and mental well-being. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy addressing those challenges that cause individuals to struggle on their mental health and recovery journeys. I am not here to tell you what to do but to assist you in identifying, processing, and reflecting on the root cause of the issues that continue to impact your life. My mission is to foster a safe and supportive environment in which I work collaboratively with clients to explore their emotions, overcome challenges, process trauma, and embark on a path to healing.
(252) 494-9569 View (252) 494-9569
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Dr. Myshalae Jamerson Euring
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, CRC, NCC, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winterville, NC 28590  (Online Only)
Thank you for reaching out! I'm now offering LCMHC-A clinical supervision! I know it can be difficult to make the decision to start therapy, and I'm honored that you've taken the first step by contacting me. Let's begin your healing journey so you can start living your best life! I offer individual and group therapy, clinical supervision, and corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion training.
Thank you for reaching out! I'm now offering LCMHC-A clinical supervision! I know it can be difficult to make the decision to start therapy, and I'm honored that you've taken the first step by contacting me. Let's begin your healing journey so you can start living your best life! I offer individual and group therapy, clinical supervision, and corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion training.
(984) 777-8116 View (984) 777-8116
Photo of Jacquelyn Hutchens, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winterville, NC
Jacquelyn Hutchens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winterville, NC 28590  (Online Only)
Greetings. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about me and how we can work together to improve your quality of life. I am trained in several therapeutic modalities CBT, CPT, ART and MI to name a few. But none of that matters, if we can’t build an alliance, a therapeutic relationship built on trust and understanding. I will provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for expression and dialogue.
Greetings. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about me and how we can work together to improve your quality of life. I am trained in several therapeutic modalities CBT, CPT, ART and MI to name a few. But none of that matters, if we can’t build an alliance, a therapeutic relationship built on trust and understanding. I will provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for expression and dialogue.
(252) 262-2512 View (252) 262-2512
Photo of Irma Abrego-Lappin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winterville, NC
Irma Abrego-Lappin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, I believe people have deep-rooted aspirations for well-being in many areas of their lives, including emotional, physical, social, and spiritual wellness. I strive to make a safe and trusting relationship with clients so that they can improve in each of these areas and feel more balanced and fulfilled. I collaboratively work with clients, valuing their unique strengths, interests, and aspirations. I enjoy working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, grief, life transitions, career/vocational concerns, spirituality, weight management and body image concerns, and relationship issues.
As a therapist, I believe people have deep-rooted aspirations for well-being in many areas of their lives, including emotional, physical, social, and spiritual wellness. I strive to make a safe and trusting relationship with clients so that they can improve in each of these areas and feel more balanced and fulfilled. I collaboratively work with clients, valuing their unique strengths, interests, and aspirations. I enjoy working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, grief, life transitions, career/vocational concerns, spirituality, weight management and body image concerns, and relationship issues.
(252) 379-0066 View (252) 379-0066
Photo of Denise Drew, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Winterville, NC
Denise Drew
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590  (Online Only)
Have you been experiencing emotions that cause you to dislike yourself or others? Is your self confidence and esteem negatively impacted? Have you been behaving in a manner that you would consider as out of the norm for you? You desire to be able to better manage thoughts and feelings but still struggle. You want to experience your relationships in a peaceful way. You want to get control of your life.
Have you been experiencing emotions that cause you to dislike yourself or others? Is your self confidence and esteem negatively impacted? Have you been behaving in a manner that you would consider as out of the norm for you? You desire to be able to better manage thoughts and feelings but still struggle. You want to experience your relationships in a peaceful way. You want to get control of your life.
(252) 390-2980 View (252) 390-2980
Photo of Tameika Gay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winterville, NC
Tameika Gay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590
I believe in deeply exploring early childhood experiences to determine a connection between those experiences and one's internal working model. I engage in much reflectiveness with my client's. I am not here to tell people what to do but, to assist with processing, reflecting and creating healthier mental mindfulness. I am compassionate about helping people. I offer a respective an empathetic stance. I enjoy working with children, teenagers and young adults.
I believe in deeply exploring early childhood experiences to determine a connection between those experiences and one's internal working model. I engage in much reflectiveness with my client's. I am not here to tell people what to do but, to assist with processing, reflecting and creating healthier mental mindfulness. I am compassionate about helping people. I offer a respective an empathetic stance. I enjoy working with children, teenagers and young adults.
(252) 588-3134 View (252) 588-3134
Photo of Gwendolyn Tyson, Counselor in Winterville, NC
Gwendolyn Tyson
Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590  (Online Only)
Challenges are inevitable, but defeat is optional. As professionals, sometimes it’s easy to feel hopeless & ignore difficulties in our relationships at work or at home. It's hard to ask for help when it seems no one is willing & when you’re used to getting things done on your own; but stress, exhaustion, burnout, weight gain, & other negative effects of inadequate or unhealthy coping are real & can have major consequences. Don't face challenges alone. If you can't change your experiences, you can learn how to cope with them. As a trusted professional, I want to help. Well-being, peace, & life satisfaction is within reach.
Challenges are inevitable, but defeat is optional. As professionals, sometimes it’s easy to feel hopeless & ignore difficulties in our relationships at work or at home. It's hard to ask for help when it seems no one is willing & when you’re used to getting things done on your own; but stress, exhaustion, burnout, weight gain, & other negative effects of inadequate or unhealthy coping are real & can have major consequences. Don't face challenges alone. If you can't change your experiences, you can learn how to cope with them. As a trusted professional, I want to help. Well-being, peace, & life satisfaction is within reach.
(252) 888-2265 View (252) 888-2265
Photo of Lauralee S Fuhrmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winterville, NC
Lauralee S Fuhrmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winterville, NC 28590  (Online Only)
We all need a place where we can feel safe and validated with our emotions/life transitions. It can be difficult to open-up and talk about life-stressors to a stranger. Sometimes, we can feel unheard or alone, or just need someone who can be a helping, compassionate, and nonjudgmental ear. In therapy, we can mend fractured and fragmented pieces of ourselves that have been damaged by past relationships, and trauma. Together, we can bring out positive change in our lives; we can challenge negative cognitions and dissonance. Together, we can begin the path of healing.
We all need a place where we can feel safe and validated with our emotions/life transitions. It can be difficult to open-up and talk about life-stressors to a stranger. Sometimes, we can feel unheard or alone, or just need someone who can be a helping, compassionate, and nonjudgmental ear. In therapy, we can mend fractured and fragmented pieces of ourselves that have been damaged by past relationships, and trauma. Together, we can bring out positive change in our lives; we can challenge negative cognitions and dissonance. Together, we can begin the path of healing.
(661) 704-4785 View (661) 704-4785
Photo of Jamie Peckous, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winterville, NC
Jamie Peckous
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590  (Online Only)
Jamie Peckous is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. Her creative and openminded style aids in her ability to establish a solid foundation of trust and the rapport necessary for a healing relationship. She works through a collaborative approach; you are the expert on you and she's here to offer clinical guidance in session.
Jamie Peckous is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. Her creative and openminded style aids in her ability to establish a solid foundation of trust and the rapport necessary for a healing relationship. She works through a collaborative approach; you are the expert on you and she's here to offer clinical guidance in session.
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Making Headway Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winterville, NC 28590  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging at times, do you feel your alone in this? Struggling with parenting your child? Does your child need help? Struggling in your marriage? Struggling with difficult feelings? I'm here to help. I find that making people comfortable helps them through the process of discovering how to be the best them they can be. In this journey we call life there are times we need someone to listen and help us through the storms. Sometimes we need to explore our past to understand our present. Let me help you along the way. Please reach out to talk and ask questions .
Life can be challenging at times, do you feel your alone in this? Struggling with parenting your child? Does your child need help? Struggling in your marriage? Struggling with difficult feelings? I'm here to help. I find that making people comfortable helps them through the process of discovering how to be the best them they can be. In this journey we call life there are times we need someone to listen and help us through the storms. Sometimes we need to explore our past to understand our present. Let me help you along the way. Please reach out to talk and ask questions .
(252) 254-2919 View (252) 254-2919
Photo of Ebony Robinson, Counselor in Winterville, NC
Ebony Robinson
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, LCASA
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590  (Online Only)
Don’t know where to start regarding your mental health or substance use concerns? Do you need a safe space to be your true authentic self? Talking with a professional about your mental health can positively impact your mental wellness. Let’s take that leap of faith together. I have LCMHCA and LCASA Licensure. I have experience working in diverse and multicultural environments and providing a safe environment for my clients to express their emotions, thoughts, and feelings. This allows you to find new ways of thinking and behaving that support a healthier life.
Don’t know where to start regarding your mental health or substance use concerns? Do you need a safe space to be your true authentic self? Talking with a professional about your mental health can positively impact your mental wellness. Let’s take that leap of faith together. I have LCMHCA and LCASA Licensure. I have experience working in diverse and multicultural environments and providing a safe environment for my clients to express their emotions, thoughts, and feelings. This allows you to find new ways of thinking and behaving that support a healthier life.
(252) 494-5548 View (252) 494-5548
Photo of Jeanne Finney, Counselor in Winterville, NC
Jeanne Finney
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590
Waitlist for new clients
You may be feeling tired of not being “good enough.” Or exhausted with trying to meet someone else’s expectation of who you should be. Or maybe you are done dealing with your own inner critic and all those negative thoughts that keep you from living the life you want. Or perhaps you are fed up with being at war with yourself, your body, and your relationship with food. If any of these situations describe you, you need a safe space to share who you are and what you’re experiencing.
You may be feeling tired of not being “good enough.” Or exhausted with trying to meet someone else’s expectation of who you should be. Or maybe you are done dealing with your own inner critic and all those negative thoughts that keep you from living the life you want. Or perhaps you are fed up with being at war with yourself, your body, and your relationship with food. If any of these situations describe you, you need a safe space to share who you are and what you’re experiencing.
(252) 371-2948 View (252) 371-2948
Photo of Leah Riddell, Counselor in Winterville, NC
Leah Riddell
Counselor, NCC, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Winterville, NC 28590
Waitlist for new clients
Our Practice Is Accepting New Clients! You are feeling overwhelmed; with your family, with your career, with school, with daily tasks. Every day is like walking uphill through the mud. Even being on this website is a chore that you know you need to complete, but that doesn't make it any easier. Maybe you feel anxious as hell because of how stressful your situation is. Let's work with that. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative partnership in which we work together to find the balance you are searching for.
Our Practice Is Accepting New Clients! You are feeling overwhelmed; with your family, with your career, with school, with daily tasks. Every day is like walking uphill through the mud. Even being on this website is a chore that you know you need to complete, but that doesn't make it any easier. Maybe you feel anxious as hell because of how stressful your situation is. Let's work with that. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative partnership in which we work together to find the balance you are searching for.
(252) 680-8922 View (252) 680-8922
Photo of Joanne Koster, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winterville, NC
Joanne Koster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW, CH
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590
Not accepting new clients
At this time, I am providing both Telehealth and in person services, however my ability to accept new client referrals is very limited. I am Certified through the NGH and ASCH in Clinical Hypnosis to facilitate emotional and physical healing, I work together with adults to support their healing from IBS, chronic and life limiting medical conditions, preparation for surgery, chronic pain, grief/loss. as well as other life situations, including PTSD and complex trauma.
At this time, I am providing both Telehealth and in person services, however my ability to accept new client referrals is very limited. I am Certified through the NGH and ASCH in Clinical Hypnosis to facilitate emotional and physical healing, I work together with adults to support their healing from IBS, chronic and life limiting medical conditions, preparation for surgery, chronic pain, grief/loss. as well as other life situations, including PTSD and complex trauma.
(252) 486-5424 View (252) 486-5424
Photo of Brooke Madeline Bleau, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Winterville, NC
Brooke Madeline Bleau
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS, PC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winterville, NC 28590
As a wife, mother and professional I know how difficult it can be to find balance in our lives. As a therapist it is my goal to work with you in creating that balance you strive for. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, however, find that teens, young adults and parents working for this balance are able to connect well with my therapy style. I provide a tranquil environment of safety that allows clients to let their guard down and gain the skills and tools they need to reach their full potential.
As a wife, mother and professional I know how difficult it can be to find balance in our lives. As a therapist it is my goal to work with you in creating that balance you strive for. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, however, find that teens, young adults and parents working for this balance are able to connect well with my therapy style. I provide a tranquil environment of safety that allows clients to let their guard down and gain the skills and tools they need to reach their full potential.
(252) 477-4309 View (252) 477-4309
Photo of Anne Mauldin, Psychologist in Winterville, NC
Anne Mauldin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Winterville, NC 28590
My goal as a psychologist is to increase self-awareness and create positive change in a nonjudgmental environment. Psychotherapy can relieve emotional distress, improve one's quality of life, help process painful events and increase self-awareness. Unfortunately many people are conflicted about the decision to get help and may see psychotherapy as a sign of weakness. It has been my experience that people who are unhappy for whatever reason and choose to go to psychotherapy are being assertive, healthy, and courageous in the handling of their problems.
My goal as a psychologist is to increase self-awareness and create positive change in a nonjudgmental environment. Psychotherapy can relieve emotional distress, improve one's quality of life, help process painful events and increase self-awareness. Unfortunately many people are conflicted about the decision to get help and may see psychotherapy as a sign of weakness. It has been my experience that people who are unhappy for whatever reason and choose to go to psychotherapy are being assertive, healthy, and courageous in the handling of their problems.
(252) 455-9998 View (252) 455-9998

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Number of Therapists in Winterville, NC

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Winterville, NC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Stress
71% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Winterville, NC see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
12% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Winterville?

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.