Therapists in Edisto Island, SC

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Alicia Lucas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Edisto Island, SC 29438  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients in South Carolina! Well, hello there, and congrats on taking the first step towards a better mental health! Seeking help is not easy, but at the same time reminds us that we are all human and need a little guidance at times. Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are". My ideal client is open, honest, and ready to do just that.
Currently accepting new clients in South Carolina! Well, hello there, and congrats on taking the first step towards a better mental health! Seeking help is not easy, but at the same time reminds us that we are all human and need a little guidance at times. Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are". My ideal client is open, honest, and ready to do just that.
(843) 874-5053 View (843) 874-5053

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Kirsten Louise Guest
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seabrook Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
You haven't felt good for awhile now, something's not quite right. People around you think you're a rock star but inside you feel like a complete impostor. The negative self-talk has gotten so loud inside of your head that you are mentally and physically exhausted. Putting on a happy face for others while inside your head feels like it is about to explode. You wish you could make changes but you are not sure how. Somewhere along the line, you lost your joy and you have lost your voice, you have lost yourself. You are not happy in your relationships. You are afraid to speak your truth. You are aching to feel good again.
You haven't felt good for awhile now, something's not quite right. People around you think you're a rock star but inside you feel like a complete impostor. The negative self-talk has gotten so loud inside of your head that you are mentally and physically exhausted. Putting on a happy face for others while inside your head feels like it is about to explode. You wish you could make changes but you are not sure how. Somewhere along the line, you lost your joy and you have lost your voice, you have lost yourself. You are not happy in your relationships. You are afraid to speak your truth. You are aching to feel good again.
(646) 736-4072 View (646) 736-4072

Online Therapists

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Mekensi Voss
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
North Charleston, SC 29406
It takes courage to begin the healing journey. Choosing to start therapy is a scary and brave step towards walking that path, and I truly believe we are not meant to do this journey alone. As a therapist, I consider this a sacred part of my job to help you reconnect to your most authentic self. Often times, that core self gets lost under the weight of stressors, personal issues, anxieties, etc. Let's find a way to help you tackle these together! I also have a special interest in working with individuals interested in incorporating spirituality into their therapy sessions.
It takes courage to begin the healing journey. Choosing to start therapy is a scary and brave step towards walking that path, and I truly believe we are not meant to do this journey alone. As a therapist, I consider this a sacred part of my job to help you reconnect to your most authentic self. Often times, that core self gets lost under the weight of stressors, personal issues, anxieties, etc. Let's find a way to help you tackle these together! I also have a special interest in working with individuals interested in incorporating spirituality into their therapy sessions.
(843) 507-5498 x9 View (843) 507-5498 x9
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Lydia Lozano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, ADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!!!!I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice (LISW-CP). I am also credentialed with the Addictions Professionals of South Carolina as a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC). My approach to therapy is to create a trauma informed environment in which you will feel safe to share your authentic experiences with me, however difficult it may be. My therapeutic approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, attachment theory, and emotions focused therapy. I want to help you process emotions and experiences while also remaining solution oriented.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!!!!I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice (LISW-CP). I am also credentialed with the Addictions Professionals of South Carolina as a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC). My approach to therapy is to create a trauma informed environment in which you will feel safe to share your authentic experiences with me, however difficult it may be. My therapeutic approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, attachment theory, and emotions focused therapy. I want to help you process emotions and experiences while also remaining solution oriented.
(843) 773-5619 View (843) 773-5619
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Jamie Manko
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sumter, SC 29150
In the face of the unthinkable, seeking help is an act of remarkable courage. Whether you've experienced the loss of a child, a spouse, a loved one, or even a career, the weight of trauma, grief, and hopelessness can suffocate. Motivation to heal may seem distant, and you find yourself trapped in memories, nightmares, and intense fear and anxiety. Promises of a brighter tomorrow remain unfulfilled. Life is too precious to stay trapped in the exhausting grip of grief. Let me be your guide toward the path of hope.
In the face of the unthinkable, seeking help is an act of remarkable courage. Whether you've experienced the loss of a child, a spouse, a loved one, or even a career, the weight of trauma, grief, and hopelessness can suffocate. Motivation to heal may seem distant, and you find yourself trapped in memories, nightmares, and intense fear and anxiety. Promises of a brighter tomorrow remain unfulfilled. Life is too precious to stay trapped in the exhausting grip of grief. Let me be your guide toward the path of hope.
(864) 756-5809 View (864) 756-5809
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Dr. Emanuel M Alston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Dr. Alston is a highly qualified Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. He earned his Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B.S.) from the University of South Carolina. Prior to his civilian career, Dr. Alston proudly served his country in the Navy Reserve.
Dr. Alston is a highly qualified Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. He earned his Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B.S.) from the University of South Carolina. Prior to his civilian career, Dr. Alston proudly served his country in the Navy Reserve.
(843) 896-3395 View (843) 896-3395
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Sarah Gerloff
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Charleston, SC 29405  (Online Only)
Does life feel like a merry-go-round? Never stopping, no way to get off, going around in circles, and it never gets better? I can help. People are not given a manual when they are born, become adults, marry, or become parents. I can help you build your manual. I specialize in teaching people how the brain works with their body, how to regulate their emotions, and how to build relationships with the people they love.
Does life feel like a merry-go-round? Never stopping, no way to get off, going around in circles, and it never gets better? I can help. People are not given a manual when they are born, become adults, marry, or become parents. I can help you build your manual. I specialize in teaching people how the brain works with their body, how to regulate their emotions, and how to build relationships with the people they love.
(843) 350-5522 View (843) 350-5522
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Nora Black Trauma Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! You want to heal but you are challenged by anxiety. You want meaningful relationships yet past traumas have made it hard to trust again. You want to face those exciting life transitions with more confidence but the stress of it all is overwhelming. I understand the profound impact trauma can have on mental health and relationships, and I'm committed to helping you heal and regain a sense of empowerment.
Accepting new clients! You want to heal but you are challenged by anxiety. You want meaningful relationships yet past traumas have made it hard to trust again. You want to face those exciting life transitions with more confidence but the stress of it all is overwhelming. I understand the profound impact trauma can have on mental health and relationships, and I'm committed to helping you heal and regain a sense of empowerment.
(843) 417-0490 View (843) 417-0490
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Lara D'Eugenio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCS/C, MT-BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
I’m glad you’re here! I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist with a deep commitment to helping adults and teens navigate the complex terrain of their emotions, relationships and personal growth. My areas of expertise revolve around communication, grief and understanding the intricate patterns of connection that shape our lives. I approach therapy with a client-centered and holistic perspective, tailoring my methods to each individual’s unique needs. I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness-based techniques.
I’m glad you’re here! I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist with a deep commitment to helping adults and teens navigate the complex terrain of their emotions, relationships and personal growth. My areas of expertise revolve around communication, grief and understanding the intricate patterns of connection that shape our lives. I approach therapy with a client-centered and holistic perspective, tailoring my methods to each individual’s unique needs. I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness-based techniques.
(843) 352-6746 View (843) 352-6746
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All Wellness Care Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, ADC-IP, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Ladson, SC 29456
As a therapist my primary goal is to meet clients exactly where they are in life. I'm here to help you through the parenting journey and encourage you to be the best parent that you can be. My passion is helping those that have been court mandated to complete parenting (series of classes). My theoretical approach is tailored to meet the needs of each client with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
As a therapist my primary goal is to meet clients exactly where they are in life. I'm here to help you through the parenting journey and encourage you to be the best parent that you can be. My passion is helping those that have been court mandated to complete parenting (series of classes). My theoretical approach is tailored to meet the needs of each client with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
(854) 946-4367 View (854) 946-4367
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Sandra Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Charleston, SC 29401  (Online Only)
Feeling anxious? Depressed? Maybe you find yourself using substances or unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage stressors? My ideal clients are adults or adolescents who are seeking relief from anxiety, depression, or substance use. Whether you are an individual or are seeking sessions for the entire family, I consider myself a guest on your journey to strength and wellness.
Feeling anxious? Depressed? Maybe you find yourself using substances or unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage stressors? My ideal clients are adults or adolescents who are seeking relief from anxiety, depression, or substance use. Whether you are an individual or are seeking sessions for the entire family, I consider myself a guest on your journey to strength and wellness.
(724) 573-8141 View (724) 573-8141
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Kari Saul
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charleston, SC 29407
If you suffer from OCD, uncontrollable worry, anxiety, or panic attacks, you might feel like your symptoms control you and you are powerless to stop them. Your intrusive thoughts, compulsions, or worries may be having a negative impact on your relationships at home, work, or school. Having OCD can be debilitating and is often misunderstood - even by medical doctors and therapists. There is hope! Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) like Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Inference-Based CBT (I-CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are effective treatments for these conditions.
If you suffer from OCD, uncontrollable worry, anxiety, or panic attacks, you might feel like your symptoms control you and you are powerless to stop them. Your intrusive thoughts, compulsions, or worries may be having a negative impact on your relationships at home, work, or school. Having OCD can be debilitating and is often misunderstood - even by medical doctors and therapists. There is hope! Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) like Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Inference-Based CBT (I-CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are effective treatments for these conditions.
(843) 978-2107 View (843) 978-2107
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Celia Morgan Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC , LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
I specialize in helping people who have experienced trauma or are going through a life transition. I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. Many of my clients come to me because they are experiencing things like trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, or stress in their relationships. While I have specific training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I also have expertise in helping people who may be going through big life changes such as going to college, moving to a new city, getting married, or going through a divorce or break up.
I specialize in helping people who have experienced trauma or are going through a life transition. I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. Many of my clients come to me because they are experiencing things like trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, or stress in their relationships. While I have specific training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I also have expertise in helping people who may be going through big life changes such as going to college, moving to a new city, getting married, or going through a divorce or break up.
(843) 350-6229 View (843) 350-6229
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Brooke Ashley Dean
Psychologist, Ph, D
Verified Verified
Port Royal, SC 29935
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist (SC 753) with over 30 years of private practice experience. Currently, I am in private practice with offices in both Beaufort and Bluffton, South Carolina. Prior to private practice, I worked in many outpatient clinics and inpatient hospitals which have thoroughly prepared me for the range of psychological issues that individuals face on a day-to-day basis. My therapeutic approach is both personalized and eclectic, designed to tackle the range of life problems that affect all of us in life.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist (SC 753) with over 30 years of private practice experience. Currently, I am in private practice with offices in both Beaufort and Bluffton, South Carolina. Prior to private practice, I worked in many outpatient clinics and inpatient hospitals which have thoroughly prepared me for the range of psychological issues that individuals face on a day-to-day basis. My therapeutic approach is both personalized and eclectic, designed to tackle the range of life problems that affect all of us in life.
(843) 321-4222 View (843) 321-4222
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Tardigrade Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Okatie, SC 29909
Dr. Goldberg was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment used to treat a number of mental health disorders, in which research has demonstrated effectiveness. The concept behind CBT is that our experiences impact the way we think about our environment. Our thoughts influence and at times dictate our behaviors. If we examine the thoughts, understand where they come from, then we can change our behavior and ultimately how we feel. In addition to current thoughts, behaviors, and feelings it’s sometimes necessary to take a deeper dive into one’s unconscious to grow and find peace.
Dr. Goldberg was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment used to treat a number of mental health disorders, in which research has demonstrated effectiveness. The concept behind CBT is that our experiences impact the way we think about our environment. Our thoughts influence and at times dictate our behaviors. If we examine the thoughts, understand where they come from, then we can change our behavior and ultimately how we feel. In addition to current thoughts, behaviors, and feelings it’s sometimes necessary to take a deeper dive into one’s unconscious to grow and find peace.
(843) 396-1436 View (843) 396-1436
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Emily F. Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29403
Accepting new clients! People often feel alone with their problems. Friends, family, and/or colleagues may see you in one way, while your private life may be different. You may be unhappy with how life is going generally or with specific things about yourself or your relationships. My practice is designed to help you feel comfortable sharing your troubling issues and encourage you to develop new insights, create strategies to manage stressors and enhance your strengths.
Accepting new clients! People often feel alone with their problems. Friends, family, and/or colleagues may see you in one way, while your private life may be different. You may be unhappy with how life is going generally or with specific things about yourself or your relationships. My practice is designed to help you feel comfortable sharing your troubling issues and encourage you to develop new insights, create strategies to manage stressors and enhance your strengths.
(843) 212-6007 View (843) 212-6007
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Kathryn Day Long
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
Swansea, SC 29160  (Online Only)
I'm Kathryn, a compassionate and dedicated marriage and family therapist intern committed to supporting you on your journey towards mental and emotional well-being. I specialize in providing personalized therapy to individuals, couples, and families facing various challenges. My approach to therapy is warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences freely. Together, we'll work to identify underlying patterns, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience to navigate life's ups and downs.
I'm Kathryn, a compassionate and dedicated marriage and family therapist intern committed to supporting you on your journey towards mental and emotional well-being. I specialize in providing personalized therapy to individuals, couples, and families facing various challenges. My approach to therapy is warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences freely. Together, we'll work to identify underlying patterns, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience to navigate life's ups and downs.
(803) 759-8226 View (803) 759-8226
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Laura E. Clayton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29407  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help is the first (and often the hardest) step. You don’t have to have it all figured out. Your courage and curiosity about how things may be different for you are enough to begin! Be PROUD of yourself for taking this step! I believe in a collaborative approach that includes cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, strengths-based skills, brain science, and non-judgment. We will work together to determine your therapeutic goals and the steps to take to reach those goals.
Reaching out for help is the first (and often the hardest) step. You don’t have to have it all figured out. Your courage and curiosity about how things may be different for you are enough to begin! Be PROUD of yourself for taking this step! I believe in a collaborative approach that includes cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, strengths-based skills, brain science, and non-judgment. We will work together to determine your therapeutic goals and the steps to take to reach those goals.
(803) 882-3268 View (803) 882-3268
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Mental Wellness Center of the Lowcountry, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaufort, SC 29907
I believe that through a supportive partnership, people are empowered to make lasting behavior changes. I will partner with you to clearly visualize your personal values, goals and strengths in order to achieve balance with mind, body and spirit. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience.
I believe that through a supportive partnership, people are empowered to make lasting behavior changes. I will partner with you to clearly visualize your personal values, goals and strengths in order to achieve balance with mind, body and spirit. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience.
(843) 310-5977 View (843) 310-5977
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J'wanna Spann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCS, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Summerville, SC 29485  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I know that we have to make lemonade out of a few lemons tossed our way to live and enjoy life. This is why I enjoy offering affordable therapeutic services to help individuals confront and change how they respond to challenging life experiences and discomforting emotions. If you find yourself having difficulties with traumatic experiences, stress, depression, feeling easily triggered, bouts of anger, avoidance, and/or withdrawal, then let’s talk. Please, give me an opportunity to support and encourage you to live an abundant life.
I know that we have to make lemonade out of a few lemons tossed our way to live and enjoy life. This is why I enjoy offering affordable therapeutic services to help individuals confront and change how they respond to challenging life experiences and discomforting emotions. If you find yourself having difficulties with traumatic experiences, stress, depression, feeling easily triggered, bouts of anger, avoidance, and/or withdrawal, then let’s talk. Please, give me an opportunity to support and encourage you to live an abundant life.
(843) 940-7549 View (843) 940-7549

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Edisto Island, SC

< 10

Therapists in Edisto Island, SC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Infertility
100% Grief
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Edisto Island, SC see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Edisto 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.