Therapists in Daniel Island, SC

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Bradley McLain
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC, JD, MTS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daniel Island, SC 29492
I help individual adults and couples get "unstuck" from the things that hold them back. Anxiety and stress, depression and exhaustion, and relationship difficulties are a few of my specialities, but I really believe people are complex and much more than a label or symptoms. Life is full of curve balls, difficulties, and wonderful experiences that all mix together and influence how we see ourselves and the world around us. Through support, guidance, and challenge, I help clients feel better and enjoy their lives more.
I help individual adults and couples get "unstuck" from the things that hold them back. Anxiety and stress, depression and exhaustion, and relationship difficulties are a few of my specialities, but I really believe people are complex and much more than a label or symptoms. Life is full of curve balls, difficulties, and wonderful experiences that all mix together and influence how we see ourselves and the world around us. Through support, guidance, and challenge, I help clients feel better and enjoy their lives more.
(843) 305-6921 View (843) 305-6921
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Elizabeth Zsolnay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Sometimes we find ourselves exhausted, stuck, or overwhelmed. Whether my patients are dealing with a new stress or a long history of battling depression or PTSD, I am committed to providing a space of acceptance, respect and self-exploration to support clients in addressing their challenges and creating meaningful and fulfilling lives. My specialty is in using a unique approach (Psychodynamic or Psychoanalytic Therapy) to help people process their emotions and find ways to feel less stuck and find more joy.
Sometimes we find ourselves exhausted, stuck, or overwhelmed. Whether my patients are dealing with a new stress or a long history of battling depression or PTSD, I am committed to providing a space of acceptance, respect and self-exploration to support clients in addressing their challenges and creating meaningful and fulfilling lives. My specialty is in using a unique approach (Psychodynamic or Psychoanalytic Therapy) to help people process their emotions and find ways to feel less stuck and find more joy.
(843) 326-0197 View (843) 326-0197
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David Beach Orvin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
I am passionate about helping individuals find a new way of life, a sustainable, challenging life that addresses, mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. By attending to goals that one may have lost, in the everyday routine of life I believe, my job is to educate and encourage my clients to find their best selves and their most fulfilling future. By helping the individual achieve small one day at a time victory, confidence builds and new coping skills are discovered and celebrated. I enjoy watching my clients find serenity and joy.
I am passionate about helping individuals find a new way of life, a sustainable, challenging life that addresses, mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. By attending to goals that one may have lost, in the everyday routine of life I believe, my job is to educate and encourage my clients to find their best selves and their most fulfilling future. By helping the individual achieve small one day at a time victory, confidence builds and new coping skills are discovered and celebrated. I enjoy watching my clients find serenity and joy.
(843) 281-7758 View (843) 281-7758
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Kent MacEachern
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Feeling comfortable talking with your therapist is the most important ingredient in a therapeutic relationship. My clients tell me I'm very easy to talk with and I suppose it's because I genuinely enjoy getting to know and helping people have the life they want. Both individual and couples counseling are offered at my office in Mt Pleasant, SC. Being licensed in the following states, intensive counseling retreats and teletherapy are also offered in Columbia and Greenville, SC and Asheville, Charlotte and Wilmington, NC.
Feeling comfortable talking with your therapist is the most important ingredient in a therapeutic relationship. My clients tell me I'm very easy to talk with and I suppose it's because I genuinely enjoy getting to know and helping people have the life they want. Both individual and couples counseling are offered at my office in Mt Pleasant, SC. Being licensed in the following states, intensive counseling retreats and teletherapy are also offered in Columbia and Greenville, SC and Asheville, Charlotte and Wilmington, NC.
(843) 580-2885 View (843) 580-2885
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Christian K Buck
MA
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Does any of this sound familiar? You’re feeling stuck in your professional development, and feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed by not being able to reach your full potential greatness and leave a legacy. You wonder how you’re going to take your career to the next level and pay for the things your family wants (and needs), and feel like you’re grinding hard but not getting anywhere. You’re secretly a little nervous about the future, and are unsure if you have control over the outcome and direction of your career in achieving your goals. There's times you wish you had someone to talk to about your stress, dreams, goals, etc.
Does any of this sound familiar? You’re feeling stuck in your professional development, and feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed by not being able to reach your full potential greatness and leave a legacy. You wonder how you’re going to take your career to the next level and pay for the things your family wants (and needs), and feel like you’re grinding hard but not getting anywhere. You’re secretly a little nervous about the future, and are unsure if you have control over the outcome and direction of your career in achieving your goals. There's times you wish you had someone to talk to about your stress, dreams, goals, etc.
(843) 306-2709 View (843) 306-2709
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Kent MacEachern
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I bring 40 years of counseling experience specializing in intensive couple counseling retreats and online video counseling. I offer a private retreat for couples in Asheville, Charlotte, and Wilmington, NC and Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, SC or the destination of your choice. Visit www.partnercoach.com
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I bring 40 years of counseling experience specializing in intensive couple counseling retreats and online video counseling. I offer a private retreat for couples in Asheville, Charlotte, and Wilmington, NC and Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, SC or the destination of your choice. Visit www.partnercoach.com
(843) 800-2771 View (843) 800-2771
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John Walters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492  (Online Only)
In all of my years of experience in working with people, I have found that what people most want and need is a safe space to be heard, supported, and understood. It's within that place that people begin to heal. My passion is in helping people find healing at the root cause of their pain. We all have painful experiences. When we can address those areas of pain (which often get reinforced time and time again), we can actually overcome the things that make us feel stuck.
In all of my years of experience in working with people, I have found that what people most want and need is a safe space to be heard, supported, and understood. It's within that place that people begin to heal. My passion is in helping people find healing at the root cause of their pain. We all have painful experiences. When we can address those areas of pain (which often get reinforced time and time again), we can actually overcome the things that make us feel stuck.
(843) 920-4671 View (843) 920-4671
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Connections Counseling Center
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Daniel Island, SC 29492
You are unique and so is your story. Our counselors are trained in a unique approach to therapy that helps clients in ways specific to their personality and experiences, no matter their age. We help children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families find healing at the root cause of their stress, emotional exhaustion, anxiety, and/or depression. Many of our clients come to us in emotional pain, often stuck, lost, or hurting. Through our work together, our clients finish counseling with more fulfillment, increased energy, better direction, and more joy.
You are unique and so is your story. Our counselors are trained in a unique approach to therapy that helps clients in ways specific to their personality and experiences, no matter their age. We help children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families find healing at the root cause of their stress, emotional exhaustion, anxiety, and/or depression. Many of our clients come to us in emotional pain, often stuck, lost, or hurting. Through our work together, our clients finish counseling with more fulfillment, increased energy, better direction, and more joy.
(843) 242-0608 View (843) 242-0608
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Maria Elizabeth Luisi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daniel Island, SC 29492
I have always had a passion for helping people who are hurting, stuck, overwhelmed, or lost. I help children, adolescents, adults, and families better understand themselves, identify issues that aren’t working for them, and find ways toward self empowerment & confidence to create a life they love. Our work together will always be a collaborative effort, tailored to your individual needs and your own unique story.
I have always had a passion for helping people who are hurting, stuck, overwhelmed, or lost. I help children, adolescents, adults, and families better understand themselves, identify issues that aren’t working for them, and find ways toward self empowerment & confidence to create a life they love. Our work together will always be a collaborative effort, tailored to your individual needs and your own unique story.
(843) 428-2086 View (843) 428-2086
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Marina Garofano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
My passion is in helping Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families who feel stuck, overwhelmed, and/or unsure of how to work through the challenges they are facing. Each age group requires a different way to connect and build trust. Everyone has pain and deserves a space to be seen, understood, and supported (even the little ones!). I specialize in helping clients of all ages work through trauma, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, attention and behavioral concerns, attachment issues, and mood dysregulation (ie ups and downs).
My passion is in helping Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families who feel stuck, overwhelmed, and/or unsure of how to work through the challenges they are facing. Each age group requires a different way to connect and build trust. Everyone has pain and deserves a space to be seen, understood, and supported (even the little ones!). I specialize in helping clients of all ages work through trauma, anxiety, depression, identity exploration, attention and behavioral concerns, attachment issues, and mood dysregulation (ie ups and downs).
(843) 396-5214 View (843) 396-5214
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Stacy Bowman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daniel Island, SC 29492
If you are having difficulty with stress management, racing thoughts, mood management, irritability, difficulty with motivation and want to see some some substantial change in day to day living and relationships; then therapy may be for you. Is your career as a first responder effecting your time at work, relationships, and ability to see the strength and positives in humanity to the point you are missing connection to the world around you? You are are a human who deserves to feel like a whole person and there is help.
If you are having difficulty with stress management, racing thoughts, mood management, irritability, difficulty with motivation and want to see some some substantial change in day to day living and relationships; then therapy may be for you. Is your career as a first responder effecting your time at work, relationships, and ability to see the strength and positives in humanity to the point you are missing connection to the world around you? You are are a human who deserves to feel like a whole person and there is help.
(843) 905-3633 View (843) 905-3633
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Center For Improving Relationships
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Feeling STUCK in your relationship? Wish you could communicate better with your partner? Wondering how to recover from an affair? Ready to increase your intimacy and have more SEX with your significant other? However your relationship is struggling, we are here to help. We specialize in IN-PERSON and ONLINE couples counseling, marriage counseling, sex therapy, and relationship counseling. Our approach is rooted in compassion and understanding, aiming to create a safe space where both of you can explore, understand, and transform your relationship. —— Reach out today for a free phone consult.
Feeling STUCK in your relationship? Wish you could communicate better with your partner? Wondering how to recover from an affair? Ready to increase your intimacy and have more SEX with your significant other? However your relationship is struggling, we are here to help. We specialize in IN-PERSON and ONLINE couples counseling, marriage counseling, sex therapy, and relationship counseling. Our approach is rooted in compassion and understanding, aiming to create a safe space where both of you can explore, understand, and transform your relationship. —— Reach out today for a free phone consult.
(843) 823-1197 View (843) 823-1197
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Jennifer S Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Jennifer will equip you with the skills you need through a cooperative and collaborative relationship that focuses on your strengths that already exist. Her approach is that of a wellness model as she believes most people hold their own answers and solutions to their challenges but simply need a safe place in which to share experiences, improve insight and self-awareness and explore solutions. She recognizes that everyone has a story. She doesn’t believe in putting clients where she thinks they need to be but, rather, in meeting them where they are. She serves as a guide to help you discover your own solutions.
Jennifer will equip you with the skills you need through a cooperative and collaborative relationship that focuses on your strengths that already exist. Her approach is that of a wellness model as she believes most people hold their own answers and solutions to their challenges but simply need a safe place in which to share experiences, improve insight and self-awareness and explore solutions. She recognizes that everyone has a story. She doesn’t believe in putting clients where she thinks they need to be but, rather, in meeting them where they are. She serves as a guide to help you discover your own solutions.
(843) 620-1170 View (843) 620-1170
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David Kalergis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daniel Island, SC 29492
I am a licensed therapist in Charleston, SC with a private practice in Mount Pleasant. I offer private therapy sessions for children, adolescents and adults, as well as parent coaching and guidance. My passion is helping children and adults thrive in reaching their personal, academic, behavioral, and family oriented goals.
I am a licensed therapist in Charleston, SC with a private practice in Mount Pleasant. I offer private therapy sessions for children, adolescents and adults, as well as parent coaching and guidance. My passion is helping children and adults thrive in reaching their personal, academic, behavioral, and family oriented goals.
(843) 548-8466 View (843) 548-8466
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Hallie Clark Buchanan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling off, out of sort, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, grieving...recognizing the need to do some deeper inner personal work, but unsure of how to go about it? Have you been to therapy in the past with some success but looking for something more holistic and integrative to help you get to the root and find positive momentum forward? My speciality is in helping individuals better understand their experience through a holistic lens & develop mindset shifts as well as practical tools that support you in feeing empowered, lighter, and more aligned with your highest self.
Are you feeling off, out of sort, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, grieving...recognizing the need to do some deeper inner personal work, but unsure of how to go about it? Have you been to therapy in the past with some success but looking for something more holistic and integrative to help you get to the root and find positive momentum forward? My speciality is in helping individuals better understand their experience through a holistic lens & develop mindset shifts as well as practical tools that support you in feeing empowered, lighter, and more aligned with your highest self.
(843) 790-4294 View (843) 790-4294
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Lee Picciuto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-worth, etc., I believe there is almost always an underlying trauma that must be fully addressed before healing can occur. These traumas can be overt, such as abuse or neglect, or more insidious, such as a disparaging comment made by a parent or a peer. These traumas, whether “Big T” or “Little t,” are the reason we have the “voice in our head”—our inner critic who tells us that we aren’t good enough, worthy enough, etc. The work I do—which is a combination of Attachment Therapy, Ego State Therapy, and EMDR Therapy, helps to transform our negative inner critic once and for all.
Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-worth, etc., I believe there is almost always an underlying trauma that must be fully addressed before healing can occur. These traumas can be overt, such as abuse or neglect, or more insidious, such as a disparaging comment made by a parent or a peer. These traumas, whether “Big T” or “Little t,” are the reason we have the “voice in our head”—our inner critic who tells us that we aren’t good enough, worthy enough, etc. The work I do—which is a combination of Attachment Therapy, Ego State Therapy, and EMDR Therapy, helps to transform our negative inner critic once and for all.
(843) 970-1333 View (843) 970-1333
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Lair Torrent
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PC
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
I work from a nonjudgmental model where all are welcome. I help people that are struggling find happiness. My job is to make my job obsolete. I offer the tools to help reach goals, to heal from trauma, deal with pain, beat depression and fix relationships. I don't sell the 50 minutes a week that most therapists give you, I'm selling a practice life. It's not just the time we spend in session, it's also about the time between sessions. I have found that working this way moves the process of therapy forward and catalyzes healing.
I work from a nonjudgmental model where all are welcome. I help people that are struggling find happiness. My job is to make my job obsolete. I offer the tools to help reach goals, to heal from trauma, deal with pain, beat depression and fix relationships. I don't sell the 50 minutes a week that most therapists give you, I'm selling a practice life. It's not just the time we spend in session, it's also about the time between sessions. I have found that working this way moves the process of therapy forward and catalyzes healing.
(917) 746-7527 View (917) 746-7527
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Brian K Sullivan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
As a clinical psychologist, my job is to work myself out of a job - pure and simple. I work to help you get to the point where won't need my help anymore. This has been my philosophy for 29 years and counting. If you are, or think you are depressed, feeling lost or anxious, stressed or simply unhappy in life, and you wonder if counseling, psychotherapy, marriage counseling or stress management might help, I'm here to listen and help. I specialize in care for adults & adolescents, stress management, marriage/couples counseling, and pre-marital counseling.
As a clinical psychologist, my job is to work myself out of a job - pure and simple. I work to help you get to the point where won't need my help anymore. This has been my philosophy for 29 years and counting. If you are, or think you are depressed, feeling lost or anxious, stressed or simply unhappy in life, and you wonder if counseling, psychotherapy, marriage counseling or stress management might help, I'm here to listen and help. I specialize in care for adults & adolescents, stress management, marriage/couples counseling, and pre-marital counseling.
(843) 419-7767 View (843) 419-7767
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Dinah Heinrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CP
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Seeking therapy for the first time may feel intimidating for some. My intention is to meet each individual where they are, to ensure a safe, compassionate environment. I believe in working collaboratively with clients in order to identify personal strengths and develop new coping skills, with the ultimate goal of improving your functioning and relationships within your personal, professional and/or academic environments. We will work to explore behaviors, beliefs, and relationship patterns that no longer serve you well and explore your current values systems in order to reach a to sense of fulfillment in your life.
Seeking therapy for the first time may feel intimidating for some. My intention is to meet each individual where they are, to ensure a safe, compassionate environment. I believe in working collaboratively with clients in order to identify personal strengths and develop new coping skills, with the ultimate goal of improving your functioning and relationships within your personal, professional and/or academic environments. We will work to explore behaviors, beliefs, and relationship patterns that no longer serve you well and explore your current values systems in order to reach a to sense of fulfillment in your life.
(843) 603-8207 View (843) 603-8207
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Ann Elish Seaside Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Seaside Counseling. Seeking counseling services and asking a stranger to assist you in addressing your concerns can be intimidating. I know from personal experience it can be difficult to take that first step. My goal is to provide a safe environment where we can work together to resolve challenging and overwhelming circumstances and emotions. At one time or another, everyone faces challenges such as relationship conflicts, life transitions or loss of a loved one. You can be assured that you will not be judged, no matter how difficult and complicated your situation may be.
Welcome to Seaside Counseling. Seeking counseling services and asking a stranger to assist you in addressing your concerns can be intimidating. I know from personal experience it can be difficult to take that first step. My goal is to provide a safe environment where we can work together to resolve challenging and overwhelming circumstances and emotions. At one time or another, everyone faces challenges such as relationship conflicts, life transitions or loss of a loved one. You can be assured that you will not be judged, no matter how difficult and complicated your situation may be.
(843) 452-9640 View (843) 452-9640

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Number of Therapists in Daniel Island, SC

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Daniel Island, SC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
94% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
74% Stress
72% Coping Skills
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% BlueCross and BlueShield
40% Cigna and Evernorth
33% Other

How Therapists in Daniel Island, SC see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Daniel Island?

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.