Therapists in Hilton Head Island, SC

Photo of Deborah Davis Hall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hilton Head Island, SC
Deborah Davis Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, grieving the death of a loved one, or just feel stuck after a big life transition or trauma. All of us can use support as we work through difficult times in our lives. We will work together toward your goals by exploring your thoughts, feelings, and actions. I have worked with children, teens, adults and families in teaching them coping skills and helping to address difficult life transitions. Together we will discover your natural abilities to find the healing you seek and create the life you envision.
Perhaps you are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, grieving the death of a loved one, or just feel stuck after a big life transition or trauma. All of us can use support as we work through difficult times in our lives. We will work together toward your goals by exploring your thoughts, feelings, and actions. I have worked with children, teens, adults and families in teaching them coping skills and helping to address difficult life transitions. Together we will discover your natural abilities to find the healing you seek and create the life you envision.
(843) 305-3329 View (843) 305-3329
Photo of Don Stone, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Hilton Head Island, SC
Don Stone
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
"I'm sorry" "This is the last time" "Never again" "What's wrong with me?" Does this sound familiar? Why give up everything for this one thing, when you can give up this one thing and have everything? Long time Experience with addiction treatment. Work extremely well with 18-25 year old range but specializing in older population ( 55+) with alcohol and opiate (other drug) addiction treatment and recovery. Specific to those with long term recovery with relapse and has restarted the stages of change cycle. Dual Diagnosis, Spirituality and Codependency Disorders are addressed to provide a life free from addiction.
"I'm sorry" "This is the last time" "Never again" "What's wrong with me?" Does this sound familiar? Why give up everything for this one thing, when you can give up this one thing and have everything? Long time Experience with addiction treatment. Work extremely well with 18-25 year old range but specializing in older population ( 55+) with alcohol and opiate (other drug) addiction treatment and recovery. Specific to those with long term recovery with relapse and has restarted the stages of change cycle. Dual Diagnosis, Spirituality and Codependency Disorders are addressed to provide a life free from addiction.
(843) 279-4902 View (843) 279-4902
Photo of Caroline Artley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hilton Head Island, SC
Caroline Artley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
As clinicians, we dedicate ourselves to helping others, but our own self-care is equally important. I know from experience it can be hard to find a good therapist that you're not already networked with professionally. That's why, as a SC-licensed independent clinical social worker located in Maryland, I opted to focus the SC side of my practice exclusively on working with fellow therapists.
As clinicians, we dedicate ourselves to helping others, but our own self-care is equally important. I know from experience it can be hard to find a good therapist that you're not already networked with professionally. That's why, as a SC-licensed independent clinical social worker located in Maryland, I opted to focus the SC side of my practice exclusively on working with fellow therapists.
(843) 305-5298 View (843) 305-5298
Photo of Ward Psychological Services, Psychologist in Hilton Head Island, SC
Ward Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
People reaching out for professional services want respect and relief. I honor both of these. I respect that each client who comes to see me is the expert on their life and situation. I also respect that they are trusting me with their story and concerns. Yet, clients also want some relief. That is why my approach builds on the existing strengths and assets that an individual, couple, or family brings into my office so that symptom relief is quick and long term change is realistic and sustainable.
People reaching out for professional services want respect and relief. I honor both of these. I respect that each client who comes to see me is the expert on their life and situation. I also respect that they are trusting me with their story and concerns. Yet, clients also want some relief. That is why my approach builds on the existing strengths and assets that an individual, couple, or family brings into my office so that symptom relief is quick and long term change is realistic and sustainable.
(844) 240-0788 View (844) 240-0788
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Philip Searcy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that the core of effective therapy is in our relationship. Without that relationship, it is difficult for true progress and healing to occur. It is very important to me that we can work together to help you live your best life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and my style is unique. I understand that the fast paced life we all live in is not always conducive to spending lots of time in therapy. Therefore, I like to equip every person who comes into my office with the skills, confidence and competence to tackle whatever life throws your way.
I believe that the core of effective therapy is in our relationship. Without that relationship, it is difficult for true progress and healing to occur. It is very important to me that we can work together to help you live your best life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and my style is unique. I understand that the fast paced life we all live in is not always conducive to spending lots of time in therapy. Therefore, I like to equip every person who comes into my office with the skills, confidence and competence to tackle whatever life throws your way.
(843) 305-6267 View (843) 305-6267
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Iris Stevens (Calhoun)
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Currently Accepting New Clients! Getting phone calls from the school about your child, and not sure where to turn? Staring at a forever long "To Do" list, and not sure where to start? Do your own personal thoughts keeps you from focusing or even getting adequate sleep? Contact me for a FREE 15 Min. Consultation to help you find the best path to take in order to get help for you, and/or your family. You will be speaking with someone who has worked with children and families almost 15 years, and understands the pressure of being the adult that has to take care of everyone. Let me help you cross some items off your list.
Currently Accepting New Clients! Getting phone calls from the school about your child, and not sure where to turn? Staring at a forever long "To Do" list, and not sure where to start? Do your own personal thoughts keeps you from focusing or even getting adequate sleep? Contact me for a FREE 15 Min. Consultation to help you find the best path to take in order to get help for you, and/or your family. You will be speaking with someone who has worked with children and families almost 15 years, and understands the pressure of being the adult that has to take care of everyone. Let me help you cross some items off your list.
(843) 396-3665 View (843) 396-3665
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Greg Schenkel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, JD, LMT
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Life is constantly changing & pressing on us, leading to stress, and calling for our growth. Rather than looking for acceptance or healing from others, it's important to look inward. This understanding of who we are & how we operate eases stress & peaceful life transitions. Science verifies that changing our thinking, feeling & behaviors improves the quality of our life. I specialize in connecting people deeply with themselves, decreasing suffering from anxiety, depression, family/relational conflict, grief, chronic pain, panic attacks, low self-esteem and work/school burdens.
Life is constantly changing & pressing on us, leading to stress, and calling for our growth. Rather than looking for acceptance or healing from others, it's important to look inward. This understanding of who we are & how we operate eases stress & peaceful life transitions. Science verifies that changing our thinking, feeling & behaviors improves the quality of our life. I specialize in connecting people deeply with themselves, decreasing suffering from anxiety, depression, family/relational conflict, grief, chronic pain, panic attacks, low self-esteem and work/school burdens.
(843) 287-9512 View (843) 287-9512
Photo of Rachel Moss, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Hilton Head Island, SC
Rachel Moss
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, EdS, LPCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Do you find that anxiety and stress are impacting your daily life? Maybe you have difficulty sleeping due to anxious thoughts about everything that happened today and anticipating concerns for the future? Are you constantly thinking about things you've said or done in the past? If at times you feel overwhelmed or stuck and don't know what to do, know that you are not alone.
Do you find that anxiety and stress are impacting your daily life? Maybe you have difficulty sleeping due to anxious thoughts about everything that happened today and anticipating concerns for the future? Are you constantly thinking about things you've said or done in the past? If at times you feel overwhelmed or stuck and don't know what to do, know that you are not alone.
(843) 279-5447 View (843) 279-5447
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KAMP Therapy, LLC
MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
KAMP Therapy is the place for you if you have experienced a loss, are dealing with end of life issues - either yourself or a family member - or are just needing a safe, open and compassionate space to talk about what is troubling you in this moment. I would enjoy working with you to help with anxiety, depression or challenges throughout your life.
KAMP Therapy is the place for you if you have experienced a loss, are dealing with end of life issues - either yourself or a family member - or are just needing a safe, open and compassionate space to talk about what is troubling you in this moment. I would enjoy working with you to help with anxiety, depression or challenges throughout your life.
(843) 894-3581 View (843) 894-3581
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Maureen Mansfield Hawkins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents. My training includes a postdoctoral degree and 3 years on staff at the Stanford University School of Medicine Division of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, staff at the Adolescent Pavilion (inpatient care) at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, milieu therapist on the child psychiatric inpatient unit at Children's Hospital Chicago, and 15+ years in private practice in California & SC with a focus on cognitive-behavioral treatment of adolescents ages 11-22. I focus exclusively on this age group and enjoy addressing the unique psychological issues of this stage of development.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents. My training includes a postdoctoral degree and 3 years on staff at the Stanford University School of Medicine Division of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, staff at the Adolescent Pavilion (inpatient care) at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, milieu therapist on the child psychiatric inpatient unit at Children's Hospital Chicago, and 15+ years in private practice in California & SC with a focus on cognitive-behavioral treatment of adolescents ages 11-22. I focus exclusively on this age group and enjoy addressing the unique psychological issues of this stage of development.
(843) 438-4836 View (843) 438-4836
Photo of Mary-Michael Hanbury, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hilton Head Island, SC
Mary-Michael Hanbury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Over the last few years we’ve come to understand how important mental health is to the quality of our lives. Anxiety, depression, stress, loss or trauma can make us feel stuck, overwhelmed, and off-course. It is possible to improve your mental well-being and thus positively impact all areas of your life. You can do life better! Contact me today for a free phone consult.
Over the last few years we’ve come to understand how important mental health is to the quality of our lives. Anxiety, depression, stress, loss or trauma can make us feel stuck, overwhelmed, and off-course. It is possible to improve your mental well-being and thus positively impact all areas of your life. You can do life better! Contact me today for a free phone consult.
(843) 920-3412 View (843) 920-3412
Photo of Lindsay Burns, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hilton Head Island, SC
Lindsay Burns
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Do you feel exhausted, overworked, and under appreciated? Perhaps you believe that if you are just the perfect partner, parent, child, sibling, or employee that you will no longer feel this way. However, the burnout is becoming extreme, and you desperately want to feel differently. Maybe... you are an empath who worries that you are “too sensitive”, have an anxious attachment style and fear being considered “too needy", are a perfectionist who worries that you will never be worthy of the joy, peace, and love that you see others experiencing, or you are a people-pleaser wondering if anyone will ever truly know and love the real you.
Do you feel exhausted, overworked, and under appreciated? Perhaps you believe that if you are just the perfect partner, parent, child, sibling, or employee that you will no longer feel this way. However, the burnout is becoming extreme, and you desperately want to feel differently. Maybe... you are an empath who worries that you are “too sensitive”, have an anxious attachment style and fear being considered “too needy", are a perfectionist who worries that you will never be worthy of the joy, peace, and love that you see others experiencing, or you are a people-pleaser wondering if anyone will ever truly know and love the real you.
(843) 701-4693 View (843) 701-4693
Photo of Lidia Cardone, Psychologist in Hilton Head Island, SC
Lidia Cardone
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
I have over 30 years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of adults, and couples. I trained in Chicago and New York, and moved to South Florida since 1992. In private practice since 1991, and held the position of Director of Adult Outpatient Psychology Services at Jackson Memorial Hospital for 13 years, as well as Adjunct Faculty status at University of Miami School of Medicine. In addition to psychodynamic background and by virtue of my teaching and supervisory experience and many years in private practice, I am also well versed in other theoretical approaches and treatments. I'm a Fla. Certified Telehealth Practitioner.
I have over 30 years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of adults, and couples. I trained in Chicago and New York, and moved to South Florida since 1992. In private practice since 1991, and held the position of Director of Adult Outpatient Psychology Services at Jackson Memorial Hospital for 13 years, as well as Adjunct Faculty status at University of Miami School of Medicine. In addition to psychodynamic background and by virtue of my teaching and supervisory experience and many years in private practice, I am also well versed in other theoretical approaches and treatments. I'm a Fla. Certified Telehealth Practitioner.
(843) 816-9533 View (843) 816-9533
Photo of Charles E Frangos, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hilton Head Island, SC
Charles E Frangos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MHS, CSAT, EMDR, RRT, CDWF
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
My ideal client is an adult who is stuck in a negative pattern in their life and needs some help getting "unstuck." These negative patterns can show up as addictions, PTSD, unhappy relationships, depression, insomnia, abusive relationships and work problems, among others. I have a passion for working with addiction, especially sex addiction in all aspects. This includes helping clients find sobriety, making new and healthy connections, and dealing with the root causes of addiction.
My ideal client is an adult who is stuck in a negative pattern in their life and needs some help getting "unstuck." These negative patterns can show up as addictions, PTSD, unhappy relationships, depression, insomnia, abusive relationships and work problems, among others. I have a passion for working with addiction, especially sex addiction in all aspects. This includes helping clients find sobriety, making new and healthy connections, and dealing with the root causes of addiction.
(843) 595-4044 View (843) 595-4044
Photo of Julie Markle, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Hilton Head Island, SC
Julie Markle
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Is your child feeling overwhelmed? Are they experiencing behavioral challenges? Do daily challenges related to perfectionism, anxiety or depression keep them stuck in an unhealthy pattern? I am passionate about empowering children from elementary through high school age to realize their own personal strengths and thrive! Combining my two decades of experience as a school counselor, along with your family’s needs, will allow us to facilitate a creative and interactive environment designed to guide your child towards healthier relationships, more effective communication skills and a more positive mindset.
Is your child feeling overwhelmed? Are they experiencing behavioral challenges? Do daily challenges related to perfectionism, anxiety or depression keep them stuck in an unhealthy pattern? I am passionate about empowering children from elementary through high school age to realize their own personal strengths and thrive! Combining my two decades of experience as a school counselor, along with your family’s needs, will allow us to facilitate a creative and interactive environment designed to guide your child towards healthier relationships, more effective communication skills and a more positive mindset.
(843) 428-8361 View (843) 428-8361
Photo of Lisette Cifaldi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hilton Head Island, SC
Lisette Cifaldi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
I am a licensed, clinical social worker with 25 years of experience helping people heal and transform their lives. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. My experience has provided me the gift of helping people with many different emotional, cognitive, and behavioral struggles, complex and situational. I'm trained in Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) which has proven 90% effective at eliminating symptoms associated with PTSD/Trauma. My brand of therapy is very solution focused. I want you to leave our sessions feeling empowered, with new tools.
I am a licensed, clinical social worker with 25 years of experience helping people heal and transform their lives. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. My experience has provided me the gift of helping people with many different emotional, cognitive, and behavioral struggles, complex and situational. I'm trained in Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) which has proven 90% effective at eliminating symptoms associated with PTSD/Trauma. My brand of therapy is very solution focused. I want you to leave our sessions feeling empowered, with new tools.
(843) 396-1567 View (843) 396-1567
Photo of Christine Knight in Hilton Head Island, SC
Christine Knight
MA, IFS, CCHT
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
I support you in a non-judgmental safe environment to do the toughest work you may face...healing your emotions and triggers - without having to re-live any trauma - and WITH actionable steps forward. I specialize in the Subconscious Mind using a combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Internal Family Systems to reveal buried core beliefs - that unknowing to you are the actual cause of the issues that you face. Books & talk therapy not worked for you? That's why. If you're struggling with childhood trauma, emotional overwhelm, or triggers that leave you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, it may be time to try something new.
I support you in a non-judgmental safe environment to do the toughest work you may face...healing your emotions and triggers - without having to re-live any trauma - and WITH actionable steps forward. I specialize in the Subconscious Mind using a combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Internal Family Systems to reveal buried core beliefs - that unknowing to you are the actual cause of the issues that you face. Books & talk therapy not worked for you? That's why. If you're struggling with childhood trauma, emotional overwhelm, or triggers that leave you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, it may be time to try something new.
(843) 473-7939 View (843) 473-7939
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Debi Lynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PhD, LPC, CEDS, IAMFC
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
I offer a strength based orientation using acceptance and committment therapy as well as DBT to optimize the health and wellness of the client. I use a natural counseling setting to normalize the counseling experience. I encourage each client to be an active part of the therapy process and I realize that each person is unique!
I offer a strength based orientation using acceptance and committment therapy as well as DBT to optimize the health and wellness of the client. I use a natural counseling setting to normalize the counseling experience. I encourage each client to be an active part of the therapy process and I realize that each person is unique!
(843) 486-2524 View (843) 486-2524
Photo of Robert L Lolik, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hilton Head Island, SC
Robert L Lolik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928  (Online Only)
I am eclectic in my therapy approach collaborating with each client to achieve their goals. Generally I emphasize cognitive and behavioral techniques combined with sufficient psychodynamic understanding of our personality functioning. I work with alternative techniques, including hypnosis. I am known for my optimistic energy and engaging, nurturing style. I look into each client to see excitement rather than anxiety, adventure rather than apprehension, vitality rather than drudgery, empowerment rather that loss of control, courage and strength rather than pain. I advocate trying something new, breaking the old patterns that continue to produce the unwanted consequences.
I am eclectic in my therapy approach collaborating with each client to achieve their goals. Generally I emphasize cognitive and behavioral techniques combined with sufficient psychodynamic understanding of our personality functioning. I work with alternative techniques, including hypnosis. I am known for my optimistic energy and engaging, nurturing style. I look into each client to see excitement rather than anxiety, adventure rather than apprehension, vitality rather than drudgery, empowerment rather that loss of control, courage and strength rather than pain. I advocate trying something new, breaking the old patterns that continue to produce the unwanted consequences.
(843) 252-0954 View (843) 252-0954
Photo of Lynn E Geiger, Psychologist in Hilton Head Island, SC
Lynn E Geiger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928  (Online Only)
As a young girl, I wanted to be a teacher. I got my teaching certificate and then a degree in counseling and guidance. Increasingly, the field of psychology captured my attention. My training focused on children and families which led to working with couples. In my work with children, I developed expertise in the areas of trauma and pediatric illnesses and led to trauma with adults and to work in end-of-life issues. The field of psychology has changed so much! 40 years ago people attended therapy for years. Now people can utilize the tools and strategies the therapy can provide in fewer than five sessions.
As a young girl, I wanted to be a teacher. I got my teaching certificate and then a degree in counseling and guidance. Increasingly, the field of psychology captured my attention. My training focused on children and families which led to working with couples. In my work with children, I developed expertise in the areas of trauma and pediatric illnesses and led to trauma with adults and to work in end-of-life issues. The field of psychology has changed so much! 40 years ago people attended therapy for years. Now people can utilize the tools and strategies the therapy can provide in fewer than five sessions.
(833) 924-0880 View (833) 924-0880

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Number of Therapists in Hilton Head Island, SC

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hilton Head Island, SC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Grief
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% Cigna and Evernorth
47% Aetna

How Therapists in Hilton Head Island, SC see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hilton Head Island?

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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.