Therapists in Charleston, SC

Photo of Carleton Bernard Turner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charleston, SC
Carleton Bernard Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29414  (Online Only)
I strive to bring a compelling blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern, and action to the counseling process to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness. During the therapy process, I assist clients in discovering their strengths, building a support system, and developing a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life success.
I strive to bring a compelling blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern, and action to the counseling process to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness. During the therapy process, I assist clients in discovering their strengths, building a support system, and developing a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life success.
(843) 438-6571 View (843) 438-6571
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Joshua Charles Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified
Charleston, SC 29414
My mission is to work with those who suffer in any capacity and to change their shame and guilt to confidence and self-love. It is my goal to create a space that is free from judgement and pessimism, one conducive to authentic empathy to strengthen our therapeutic relationship. Ultimately I strive to be someone that you can sit with and feel like you are being heard, understood, and valued for your experiences while also receiving constructive criticism. I have experience working with people that have depression, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, identity issues, and self-esteem issues.
My mission is to work with those who suffer in any capacity and to change their shame and guilt to confidence and self-love. It is my goal to create a space that is free from judgement and pessimism, one conducive to authentic empathy to strengthen our therapeutic relationship. Ultimately I strive to be someone that you can sit with and feel like you are being heard, understood, and valued for your experiences while also receiving constructive criticism. I have experience working with people that have depression, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, identity issues, and self-esteem issues.
(843) 920-4380 View (843) 920-4380
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Crystal Ann Hank
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, She, Her, Hers
Verified
Charleston, SC 29407
Not accepting new clients
**Unfortunately at this time, NOT accepting new clients*** I enjoy tailoring my approach and creating a warm, welcoming environment for work with clients who have a variety of concerns that may lead them to seek counseling including anxiety, depression, trauma,identity development, LGBTQ+ concerns, adjustment to new life stressors, stress management, grief and loss, body image concerns, and working with those who are going through the process for bariatric surgery, or are adjusting to the post-operative lifestyle. I also provide bariatric surgery evaluations that many programs require prior to surgery.
**Unfortunately at this time, NOT accepting new clients*** I enjoy tailoring my approach and creating a warm, welcoming environment for work with clients who have a variety of concerns that may lead them to seek counseling including anxiety, depression, trauma,identity development, LGBTQ+ concerns, adjustment to new life stressors, stress management, grief and loss, body image concerns, and working with those who are going through the process for bariatric surgery, or are adjusting to the post-operative lifestyle. I also provide bariatric surgery evaluations that many programs require prior to surgery.
(843) 800-0954 View (843) 800-0954
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Katie Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29492
Not accepting new clients
Have you been worrying a lot, unable to concentrate, or feeling overwhelmed? As a licensed therapist, I am here to help you address these feelings. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in depression, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD, and relationship issues.
Have you been worrying a lot, unable to concentrate, or feeling overwhelmed? As a licensed therapist, I am here to help you address these feelings. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in depression, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD, and relationship issues.
(843) 779-6781 View (843) 779-6781
Photo of Marjorie J Avent, LPC Intern in Charleston, SC
Marjorie J Avent
LPC Intern, EdS, LPC-A, CDWF
Verified
4 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29403
Accepting New Clients. So, you’ve decided to ask for support. The first step takes courage, and you made it! You’re well on your way to moving yourself up on your priority list. Maybe like many of my clients, you’re struggling with anxious thoughts or depression. Maybe you’ve put everyone else’s needs ahead of your own for so long, you’ve forgotten how to be kind to yourself. Maybe your inner critic has gotten so loud, you’ve started to believe the worst about who you are. Whatever is bringing you to therapy, I'm here to help.
Accepting New Clients. So, you’ve decided to ask for support. The first step takes courage, and you made it! You’re well on your way to moving yourself up on your priority list. Maybe like many of my clients, you’re struggling with anxious thoughts or depression. Maybe you’ve put everyone else’s needs ahead of your own for so long, you’ve forgotten how to be kind to yourself. Maybe your inner critic has gotten so loud, you’ve started to believe the worst about who you are. Whatever is bringing you to therapy, I'm here to help.
(843) 242-0627 View (843) 242-0627
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Jameshia Means
MA, EdS, LPES
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29412
Let's face it, raising toddlers, children and adolescents can be difficult, draining, confusing and overwhelming. Add in the pressures of school success and many parents and children often feel they are at their wits end at times. I empower the parent-child relationships while addressing issues such as tantrums or aggression, low tolerance for frustration, feelings of anxiousness, emotional dysregulation, defiance, acting out behaviors and low school performance. My goal is to address the root of what's been causing your child's struggles so that you can both live a fulfilling and happy life.
Let's face it, raising toddlers, children and adolescents can be difficult, draining, confusing and overwhelming. Add in the pressures of school success and many parents and children often feel they are at their wits end at times. I empower the parent-child relationships while addressing issues such as tantrums or aggression, low tolerance for frustration, feelings of anxiousness, emotional dysregulation, defiance, acting out behaviors and low school performance. My goal is to address the root of what's been causing your child's struggles so that you can both live a fulfilling and happy life.
(843) 825-1433 View (843) 825-1433
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Ebony Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Charleston, SC 29401
Ebony is a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) with a focus on working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. She has 8 years of experience with providing family, individual, and couple counseling. Ebony is enthusiastic about assisting military personnel and their families with individual, couples, and family counseling during pre- and post-deployment, reintegration, and reestablishing structure in life transitions. Ebony specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce, life transitions, careers, mental stress, grief, trauma, behavioral issues, and family conflict.
Ebony is a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) with a focus on working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. She has 8 years of experience with providing family, individual, and couple counseling. Ebony is enthusiastic about assisting military personnel and their families with individual, couples, and family counseling during pre- and post-deployment, reintegration, and reestablishing structure in life transitions. Ebony specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce, life transitions, careers, mental stress, grief, trauma, behavioral issues, and family conflict.
(843) 428-6657 View (843) 428-6657
Photo of Abigail Harmon, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Charleston, SC
Abigail Harmon
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA
Verified
Charleston, SC 29407
Accepting new clients! Life in our current world can feel fragmented, confusing, and lonely. Feelings of anxiety around climate change or life as a queer person facing adverse religious messaging can feel especially lonely and isolating in a southern context. I work with individual adults seeking support for climate anxiety/depression, religious trauma, faith transition, queer identity/life, and high sensitivity. I also work with general issues and use a variety of holistic approaches including internal family systems and EMDR to catalyze deep and lasting healing.
Accepting new clients! Life in our current world can feel fragmented, confusing, and lonely. Feelings of anxiety around climate change or life as a queer person facing adverse religious messaging can feel especially lonely and isolating in a southern context. I work with individual adults seeking support for climate anxiety/depression, religious trauma, faith transition, queer identity/life, and high sensitivity. I also work with general issues and use a variety of holistic approaches including internal family systems and EMDR to catalyze deep and lasting healing.
(843) 594-4253 View (843) 594-4253
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Tanya Coyle Hargrove
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Charleston, SC 29407
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing counseling in inpatient and outpatient facilities. I am licensed in both Georgia #8040 and South Carolina#4132. I have experience working with young children, teens and adults and have specialized training in play therapy. I have a Bachelors degree from Baylor University and a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling. I work from a cognitive behavioral perspective and provide both individual and family counseling.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing counseling in inpatient and outpatient facilities. I am licensed in both Georgia #8040 and South Carolina#4132. I have experience working with young children, teens and adults and have specialized training in play therapy. I have a Bachelors degree from Baylor University and a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling. I work from a cognitive behavioral perspective and provide both individual and family counseling.
(843) 281-7334 View (843) 281-7334
Photo of Kimberly Hanson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charleston, SC
Kimberly Hanson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT, CIMHP
Verified
Charleston, SC 29492
Waitlist for new clients
Life is often a series of difficult challenges and painful struggles. It can be hard to make sense of it all, let go and truly heal. Still, trauma, chronic pain/illness, mood issues, loss or other difficult problems do NOT need to define you or your life. I have a passion to help young adults, women, single moms, military families, and others who've been impacted by the tough stuff life has to offer. Using a holistic, strengths-based approach that integrates wellness practices, with trauma informed modalities I can help facilitate the healing process, and provide an opportunity for you to become the best version of yourself!
Life is often a series of difficult challenges and painful struggles. It can be hard to make sense of it all, let go and truly heal. Still, trauma, chronic pain/illness, mood issues, loss or other difficult problems do NOT need to define you or your life. I have a passion to help young adults, women, single moms, military families, and others who've been impacted by the tough stuff life has to offer. Using a holistic, strengths-based approach that integrates wellness practices, with trauma informed modalities I can help facilitate the healing process, and provide an opportunity for you to become the best version of yourself!
(843) 284-9402 View (843) 284-9402
Photo of Norma Lynn Higgins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charleston, SC
Norma Lynn Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Charleston, SC 29401
Not accepting new clients
Having thoughts that are overtaking you? Is that negative voice in your head keeping you stuck? Feeling super stressed out? I am an experienced cognitive behavioral therapist with expertise in helping women get their thoughts, feelings and behaviors to match up. I think it is most important to click with your therapist so that you feel comfortable which is why I am happy to offer a free initial brief consultation to see if what you need matches with my areas of expertise.
Having thoughts that are overtaking you? Is that negative voice in your head keeping you stuck? Feeling super stressed out? I am an experienced cognitive behavioral therapist with expertise in helping women get their thoughts, feelings and behaviors to match up. I think it is most important to click with your therapist so that you feel comfortable which is why I am happy to offer a free initial brief consultation to see if what you need matches with my areas of expertise.
(843) 639-5835 View (843) 639-5835
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Elizabeth Phillips
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Charleston, SC 29401  (Online Only)
Elizabeth Philips is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Associate Counselor (LPC, LAC) who has over 7 years of experience working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress, family conflict, life transitions, grief, OCD, and more.
Elizabeth Philips is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Associate Counselor (LPC, LAC) who has over 7 years of experience working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress, family conflict, life transitions, grief, OCD, and more.
(843) 428-5749 View (843) 428-5749
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Amy Gregorie
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29412  (Online Only)
Are you ready to discover your authentic self? Make lasting, positive changes? Reduce feelings of stress and overwhelm? Learn to manage anxiety, overstimulation or panic attacks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am so glad you're here. Therapy is the highest level of self-care, and you have already taken a huge step in searching for a therapist who is a good fit for you.
Are you ready to discover your authentic self? Make lasting, positive changes? Reduce feelings of stress and overwhelm? Learn to manage anxiety, overstimulation or panic attacks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am so glad you're here. Therapy is the highest level of self-care, and you have already taken a huge step in searching for a therapist who is a good fit for you.
(843) 417-8104 View (843) 417-8104
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Jennifer Tarrant, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Charleston, SC 29407
Not accepting new clients
* I am not currently accepting new clients. People decide to enter counseling for a variety of different reasons- depressed mood or anxiety, family conflict, grief, trauma, behavioral difficulties, self-defeating behaviors, just to name a few. The positive thing is that if you are reading this, you have already taken the first step in getting help for yourself and/or your family. I have been licensed as a mental health counselor for the past 15 years, specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy. I am also trained in EMDR Therapy, which can be especially effective in treating trauma or PTSD symptoms.
* I am not currently accepting new clients. People decide to enter counseling for a variety of different reasons- depressed mood or anxiety, family conflict, grief, trauma, behavioral difficulties, self-defeating behaviors, just to name a few. The positive thing is that if you are reading this, you have already taken the first step in getting help for yourself and/or your family. I have been licensed as a mental health counselor for the past 15 years, specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy. I am also trained in EMDR Therapy, which can be especially effective in treating trauma or PTSD symptoms.
(843) 790-6728 View (843) 790-6728
Photo of Carolyn Evans, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charleston, SC
Carolyn Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Charleston, SC 29403  (Online Only)
I believe that symptoms are like guideposts, signaling opportunities for growth. Expressed as anxiety, depression or even chronic pain, these unwelcome experiences actually show us where to begin the work of bringing life back into balance. My clients are typically outwardly successful people who seem to be traversing their busy lives with ease, while secretly they struggle with issues like chronic pain, anxiety, depression and disconnection from self and others. I work within a mind-body framework to uncover and heal the root causes of a client's symptoms so that they can experience lasting relief.
I believe that symptoms are like guideposts, signaling opportunities for growth. Expressed as anxiety, depression or even chronic pain, these unwelcome experiences actually show us where to begin the work of bringing life back into balance. My clients are typically outwardly successful people who seem to be traversing their busy lives with ease, while secretly they struggle with issues like chronic pain, anxiety, depression and disconnection from self and others. I work within a mind-body framework to uncover and heal the root causes of a client's symptoms so that they can experience lasting relief.
(843) 279-8567 View (843) 279-8567
Photo of Helen Elliott Wheeler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charleston, SC
Helen Elliott Wheeler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Charleston, SC 29407
The focus of my counseling is on families. I specialize in families going through difficult transitions of life including, pre-marital, marriage, separation and divorce counseling as well as remarriage and step family issues. I help parents focus on their children's needs at these choke points. As a 20 year veteran teacher, I am also uniquely qualified to help families struggling with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, or other educational issues. I also specialize in helping high conflict divorcing parents develop parenting plans by functioning as a Parenting Coordinator. I am also a qualified Family Court Mediator.
The focus of my counseling is on families. I specialize in families going through difficult transitions of life including, pre-marital, marriage, separation and divorce counseling as well as remarriage and step family issues. I help parents focus on their children's needs at these choke points. As a 20 year veteran teacher, I am also uniquely qualified to help families struggling with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, or other educational issues. I also specialize in helping high conflict divorcing parents develop parenting plans by functioning as a Parenting Coordinator. I am also a qualified Family Court Mediator.
(843) 325-2825 View (843) 325-2825
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Shanel Kaiser
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29402  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with living life as your true, authentic self? Do things that happened in your past having an impact on how you see yourself and how you relate to others? Are you having difficulty with relationships and work? If so, I would love to help you work through these struggles. You don't have to do this alone. The world can be unfair and that can negatively impact our mental health. I help clients identify coping skills and put them into practice. I help them improve communication and learn how to deal with their emotions. We can work together to develop a plan to help you thrive in all areas of your life.
Are you struggling with living life as your true, authentic self? Do things that happened in your past having an impact on how you see yourself and how you relate to others? Are you having difficulty with relationships and work? If so, I would love to help you work through these struggles. You don't have to do this alone. The world can be unfair and that can negatively impact our mental health. I help clients identify coping skills and put them into practice. I help them improve communication and learn how to deal with their emotions. We can work together to develop a plan to help you thrive in all areas of your life.
(843) 627-2386 View (843) 627-2386
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Ashley Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29412
Compassionate and mindfulness focused therapy for parents with kids….and kids with parents. Struggling with the pressures and challenges that parents face in today's world? Navigating the turbulent waters of adolescence, dealing with behavioral issues, managing sibling conflicts, worried for your child's mental health? You want the best for your child; to develop resilience, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence, but things don't seem to be going according to plans. Let's work together to strengthen your confidence as a caregiver and give your child the tools they need for success...now and in the future.
Compassionate and mindfulness focused therapy for parents with kids….and kids with parents. Struggling with the pressures and challenges that parents face in today's world? Navigating the turbulent waters of adolescence, dealing with behavioral issues, managing sibling conflicts, worried for your child's mental health? You want the best for your child; to develop resilience, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence, but things don't seem to be going according to plans. Let's work together to strengthen your confidence as a caregiver and give your child the tools they need for success...now and in the future.
(843) 896-3265 View (843) 896-3265
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Dr. Whitney Windham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PsyD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29412
Sexual issues, relationship problems, and traumatic experiences can be difficult to discuss. You may feel embarrassed or think you are the only one who is suffering from these problems. As your therapist, I can assure you that you are not alone, and together we can design a plan to move forward. I work with individuals and couples who struggle with anxiety, mood disorders, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders. I also specialize in LGBTQ services such as sexual and gender identity, sexual orientation, coming out, and relationship issues.
Sexual issues, relationship problems, and traumatic experiences can be difficult to discuss. You may feel embarrassed or think you are the only one who is suffering from these problems. As your therapist, I can assure you that you are not alone, and together we can design a plan to move forward. I work with individuals and couples who struggle with anxiety, mood disorders, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders. I also specialize in LGBTQ services such as sexual and gender identity, sexual orientation, coming out, and relationship issues.
(843) 253-0216 View (843) 253-0216
Photo of Dr. Katelyn Campbell, Psychologist in Charleston, SC
Dr. Katelyn Campbell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29407  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with teen girls and adult women struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, eating disorders, and body image. My work is deeply grounded in my values of social justice, body liberation, and the belief that no one can determine your health by your appearance. I am also trained in EMDR, which is a powerful modality to treat anxiety and trauma symptoms.
I work with teen girls and adult women struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, eating disorders, and body image. My work is deeply grounded in my values of social justice, body liberation, and the belief that no one can determine your health by your appearance. I am also trained in EMDR, which is a powerful modality to treat anxiety and trauma symptoms.
(843) 241-9879 View (843) 241-9879

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Number of Therapists in Charleston, SC

700+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Charleston, SC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
72% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Charleston, SC see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Charleston?

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.