Therapists in Goose Creek, SC

Photo of Shawnte Posley, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Goose Creek, SC
Shawnte Posley
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Are you feeling out of control or overwhelmed in your life? Are you experiencing stress from simply existing as a person of color in America? Maybe you’re having thoughts, feelings, or sensations of fear, panic, or dread. Maybe you’re struggling to cope with it all, and are questioning your use of substances. Maybe you aren’t sure if you even “need” therapy. You may have begun avoiding certain things, or begun isolating to hide your struggles from others, which are common reactions to feeling overwhelmed by stress. If any of this is true for you, you've come to the right place.
Are you feeling out of control or overwhelmed in your life? Are you experiencing stress from simply existing as a person of color in America? Maybe you’re having thoughts, feelings, or sensations of fear, panic, or dread. Maybe you’re struggling to cope with it all, and are questioning your use of substances. Maybe you aren’t sure if you even “need” therapy. You may have begun avoiding certain things, or begun isolating to hide your struggles from others, which are common reactions to feeling overwhelmed by stress. If any of this is true for you, you've come to the right place.
(854) 888-9189 View (854) 888-9189
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Katherine Bradish
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Are you feeling overall sad, worried, or completely burnt-out and want to feel better? Therapy is a safe place to discuss what's working in your life and what you would like to be different. Have you been feeling alone or isolated, and nobody understands your situation? Being told we are overreacting or to Just get over it when we are dealing with a difficult situation can be discouraging. As your therapist, I will thoughtfully listen to your concerns and work with you to find solutions to what you are struggling with. Are you struggling with an addiction or are in recovery and need additional support?.
Are you feeling overall sad, worried, or completely burnt-out and want to feel better? Therapy is a safe place to discuss what's working in your life and what you would like to be different. Have you been feeling alone or isolated, and nobody understands your situation? Being told we are overreacting or to Just get over it when we are dealing with a difficult situation can be discouraging. As your therapist, I will thoughtfully listen to your concerns and work with you to find solutions to what you are struggling with. Are you struggling with an addiction or are in recovery and need additional support?.
(854) 458-7756 View (854) 458-7756
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Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Is your relationship struggling and you are considering couples counseling? All relationships go through rough patches but sometimes we need help from an objective outsider who can offer insight and direction on how to move beyond past hurts and move towards a relationship with better communication and respect for each other's differences. Or is it that you have been feeling so much anxiety, stress, and depression that you feel you have no idea how to manage your daily emotions? We all have times where we need a supportive person and someone to help empower us to get back to our best self.
Is your relationship struggling and you are considering couples counseling? All relationships go through rough patches but sometimes we need help from an objective outsider who can offer insight and direction on how to move beyond past hurts and move towards a relationship with better communication and respect for each other's differences. Or is it that you have been feeling so much anxiety, stress, and depression that you feel you have no idea how to manage your daily emotions? We all have times where we need a supportive person and someone to help empower us to get back to our best self.
(843) 258-4120 View (843) 258-4120
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Elizabeth Franchini
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Liz Franchini is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been practicing since 2019 (with 17 years of prior experience as a school counselor and a year and a half as a Department of Mental Health Counselor). She graduated from the Citadel in Charleston with a degree in Clinical Counseling. Liz believes that good health is the harmony of body, mind and spirit, and it is never too late to strive for a life of peace and joy. Her main areas of focus are anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma.
Liz Franchini is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been practicing since 2019 (with 17 years of prior experience as a school counselor and a year and a half as a Department of Mental Health Counselor). She graduated from the Citadel in Charleston with a degree in Clinical Counseling. Liz believes that good health is the harmony of body, mind and spirit, and it is never too late to strive for a life of peace and joy. Her main areas of focus are anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma.
(854) 458-7440 View (854) 458-7440
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Kristina S Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
As an LPC, my goal is to help you identify your path to true happiness. Engaging in counseling will empower you to live your best life.
As an LPC, my goal is to help you identify your path to true happiness. Engaging in counseling will empower you to live your best life.
(843) 242-0886 View (843) 242-0886
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Harvey Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Better Health Starts Here. At Harvey Counseling Services, we are passionate about helping you - our client - lead a meaningful, happy life – which is why we focus on optimizing the core pillar of your health. As experts with specialties in mental health, sexuality, stress management, and personality-related issues, we work with you to understand your health journey and empower you with the support, education, and resources that can help you set clear and realistic expectations. Our goal is to position you on the path to holistic health so that you can heal and build positive personal and work relationships.
Better Health Starts Here. At Harvey Counseling Services, we are passionate about helping you - our client - lead a meaningful, happy life – which is why we focus on optimizing the core pillar of your health. As experts with specialties in mental health, sexuality, stress management, and personality-related issues, we work with you to understand your health journey and empower you with the support, education, and resources that can help you set clear and realistic expectations. Our goal is to position you on the path to holistic health so that you can heal and build positive personal and work relationships.
(843) 972-7662 View (843) 972-7662
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Michelle Stern
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445  (Online Only)
Rough times can disrupt your feelings and how you see yourself. They can also make it hard to be around other people in healthy ways. Sometimes, we don't even realize how these experiences affect us, and that can lead to automatic reactions and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Together, we'll help you gain a better understanding of your emotions and how to manage them effectively. You'll learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress, anxiety, and difficult emotions and reduce emotional reactivity while enhancing your emotional resilience.
Rough times can disrupt your feelings and how you see yourself. They can also make it hard to be around other people in healthy ways. Sometimes, we don't even realize how these experiences affect us, and that can lead to automatic reactions and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Together, we'll help you gain a better understanding of your emotions and how to manage them effectively. You'll learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress, anxiety, and difficult emotions and reduce emotional reactivity while enhancing your emotional resilience.
(843) 994-2394 View (843) 994-2394
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Kayla Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!! I am part of the Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC team of clinicians! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and currently in process of obtaining my LISW-CP. I am also trained in EMDR. I believe counseling is a collaborative process that allows individuals to increase self-awareness and strengthen their “tool boxes” in order to accomplish goals and have more meaningful life experiences. I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan, particularly focusing on those with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, marital and grief/loss.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!! I am part of the Foundations Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC team of clinicians! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and currently in process of obtaining my LISW-CP. I am also trained in EMDR. I believe counseling is a collaborative process that allows individuals to increase self-awareness and strengthen their “tool boxes” in order to accomplish goals and have more meaningful life experiences. I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan, particularly focusing on those with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, marital and grief/loss.
(843) 773-5872 View (843) 773-5872
Photo of Ava Webb, Licensed Professional Counselor in Goose Creek, SC
Ava Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS-C
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You are not alone! No matter what you are going through, we can work through this together! Contact me today. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe their are many approaches to help a client reach their full potential as the counseling process develops. Active listening and truly hearing what a client has to say is of utmost importance with no judgement. Counseling starts with encouraging the client to explore the areas in which they would like to heal and continue with self- awareness. Client's will develop self-worth, coping skills, and other valuable resources.
You are not alone! No matter what you are going through, we can work through this together! Contact me today. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe their are many approaches to help a client reach their full potential as the counseling process develops. Active listening and truly hearing what a client has to say is of utmost importance with no judgement. Counseling starts with encouraging the client to explore the areas in which they would like to heal and continue with self- awareness. Client's will develop self-worth, coping skills, and other valuable resources.
(843) 501-1099 View (843) 501-1099
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Golden Care Solutions LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Mental well-being is absolutely essential to overall wellness! There are highs and lows in life, so conflict and troubles are inevitable. You may be trying to navigate dealing with difficult people, stopping the cycle of unhealthy relationships, or healing from unjust treatment, or growing up in a non-nurturing environment to name a few. In other cases, biological, environmental, or situational factors can contribute to common mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD which impair your ability to think and feel at your best. Being understood and given the necessary tools to navigate these challenges is imperative.
Mental well-being is absolutely essential to overall wellness! There are highs and lows in life, so conflict and troubles are inevitable. You may be trying to navigate dealing with difficult people, stopping the cycle of unhealthy relationships, or healing from unjust treatment, or growing up in a non-nurturing environment to name a few. In other cases, biological, environmental, or situational factors can contribute to common mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD which impair your ability to think and feel at your best. Being understood and given the necessary tools to navigate these challenges is imperative.
(843) 790-0581 View (843) 790-0581
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Chelsea Cruise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Chelsea Cruise is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. She has an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work. Chelsea believes in client-centered care, helping clients through difficult times and assisting them in reaching their goals. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys swimming, reading, spending time with family, going to the beach, and exploring new places.
Chelsea Cruise is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. She has an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work. Chelsea believes in client-centered care, helping clients through difficult times and assisting them in reaching their goals. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys swimming, reading, spending time with family, going to the beach, and exploring new places.
(854) 201-1479 View (854) 201-1479
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Theresa Olschan
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445
I began my career as an inpatient clinician and hospital social worker serving all ages, a variety of mental health issues, backgrounds, genders, and economic disparities. My primary focus as a hospital social worker was on the Labor and Delivery Unit as a support for new parents, particularly mothers. I also worked in the NICU supporting parents of premature babies. I’m extremely passionate about perinatal and postpartum mental health! Maternal mental health is no longer taking a back burner!
I began my career as an inpatient clinician and hospital social worker serving all ages, a variety of mental health issues, backgrounds, genders, and economic disparities. My primary focus as a hospital social worker was on the Labor and Delivery Unit as a support for new parents, particularly mothers. I also worked in the NICU supporting parents of premature babies. I’m extremely passionate about perinatal and postpartum mental health! Maternal mental health is no longer taking a back burner!
(843) 306-2838 View (843) 306-2838
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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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Danielle Osborne//Mind Body Soul Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my top priorities are making sure that clients feel safe and advocated for during sessions, and that we take a collaborative approach towards treatment goals. I practice with an abolitionist and integrative approach, depending on the needs of the client. I have four main areas of focus in my counseling practice: Trauma/Complex-PTSD, Deconstruction/Liberation, Neurodivergence, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
As a therapist, my top priorities are making sure that clients feel safe and advocated for during sessions, and that we take a collaborative approach towards treatment goals. I practice with an abolitionist and integrative approach, depending on the needs of the client. I have four main areas of focus in my counseling practice: Trauma/Complex-PTSD, Deconstruction/Liberation, Neurodivergence, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
(843) 438-7817 View (843) 438-7817
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Lyn Manzi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Life's challenges-whether they seem too huge to handle or too small to be causing so much trouble-can cause anxiety drag us into depression, make us irritable and impatient, or even angry. Counseling is a safe, supportive place where we can work on developing coping skills, identifying ways to improve your life, and making changes that will help you achieve personal goals and reach your potential. In addition, I work with college students and adults with ADHD to manage symptoms and their many challenges by focusing on coping skills for focus, organization, and impulsivity.
Life's challenges-whether they seem too huge to handle or too small to be causing so much trouble-can cause anxiety drag us into depression, make us irritable and impatient, or even angry. Counseling is a safe, supportive place where we can work on developing coping skills, identifying ways to improve your life, and making changes that will help you achieve personal goals and reach your potential. In addition, I work with college students and adults with ADHD to manage symptoms and their many challenges by focusing on coping skills for focus, organization, and impulsivity.
(854) 300-5976 View (854) 300-5976
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The Wellness Pot LLC
LPC Associate, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445  (Online Only)
The Wellness Pot integrates a holistic model when working with clients, treating not only the mind but the body as well. Our therapist supports the well-being and growth from youth to adulthood. We believe in creating a nurturing, non-judgmental & supportive environment where young minds can flourish and thrive. Our therapist specializes in single parenthood, teenage parenting, women issues, life transitions, & foster care/adoptions. Our goal is to work collaboratively with clients to promote positive change, build resilience, and empower clients to face life's challenges with confidence.
The Wellness Pot integrates a holistic model when working with clients, treating not only the mind but the body as well. Our therapist supports the well-being and growth from youth to adulthood. We believe in creating a nurturing, non-judgmental & supportive environment where young minds can flourish and thrive. Our therapist specializes in single parenthood, teenage parenting, women issues, life transitions, & foster care/adoptions. Our goal is to work collaboratively with clients to promote positive change, build resilience, and empower clients to face life's challenges with confidence.
(843) 896-2788 View (843) 896-2788
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Vonnie Jessup
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445
For over twenty years I have been a therapist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I am also intensively trained and specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for adults and adolescents.
For over twenty years I have been a therapist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I am also intensively trained and specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for adults and adolescents.
(843) 351-1139 View (843) 351-1139
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Kimberly Kyle Lawton
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445
My goal in working with you is to support you in processing your life experiences and to empower you through the use of relevant therapeutic resources. These resources could include: cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, art therapy, meditation/flow state, solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology. As a therapist, I also believe that taking a holistic approach is incredibly important to personal growth, which means examining all parts of your life: spiritual, physical, mental, nutritional, and relational.
My goal in working with you is to support you in processing your life experiences and to empower you through the use of relevant therapeutic resources. These resources could include: cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, art therapy, meditation/flow state, solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology. As a therapist, I also believe that taking a holistic approach is incredibly important to personal growth, which means examining all parts of your life: spiritual, physical, mental, nutritional, and relational.
(843) 868-5261 View (843) 868-5261
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Laura Shute
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Do you sense that something in your life needs to change, but you don't know where to start? When stressors or challenges arise, we can lose touch with our identity, values and instinctive resourcefulness. The best part of being a clinician for me, is supporting clients to discover their own strengths and skills. In sessions, I work to understand your story in depth and empower you to build self-compassion. Collaboratively, we will identify both helpful and unhelpful patterns. I provide support with your needs and priorities being the central focus. Are you wondering if therapy can make a meaningful difference in your life?.
Do you sense that something in your life needs to change, but you don't know where to start? When stressors or challenges arise, we can lose touch with our identity, values and instinctive resourcefulness. The best part of being a clinician for me, is supporting clients to discover their own strengths and skills. In sessions, I work to understand your story in depth and empower you to build self-compassion. Collaboratively, we will identify both helpful and unhelpful patterns. I provide support with your needs and priorities being the central focus. Are you wondering if therapy can make a meaningful difference in your life?.
(854) 300-5899 View (854) 300-5899
Photo of Tierra Burch, LPC Intern in Goose Creek, SC
Tierra Burch
LPC Intern, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Are you searching for someone to listen to your worries and frustrations, and offer help without any judgment in return? Life is stressful and unpredictable. Sometimes we make a plan and that plan just doesn't work out the way we hoped. One day everything about life is great, and then suddenly it's not. It's okay. You don't have to manage your anxieties and disappointments alone. As my client, you can expect me to provide non-judgmental support as you navigate your life circumstances and strengthen your mental/emotional health. Here, you will feel empowered as you do the work to arrive at a better you.
Are you searching for someone to listen to your worries and frustrations, and offer help without any judgment in return? Life is stressful and unpredictable. Sometimes we make a plan and that plan just doesn't work out the way we hoped. One day everything about life is great, and then suddenly it's not. It's okay. You don't have to manage your anxieties and disappointments alone. As my client, you can expect me to provide non-judgmental support as you navigate your life circumstances and strengthen your mental/emotional health. Here, you will feel empowered as you do the work to arrive at a better you.
(854) 458-6021 View (854) 458-6021

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Goose Creek, SC

90+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Goose Creek, SC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
76% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
65% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Goose Creek, SC see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
9% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Goose Creek?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.