Therapists in Johns Island, SC

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Claire Couch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page, come take a seat on my virtual couch! If you are reading this, you are probably feeling motivated, eager for change, and ready to explore - and if so, I can't wait to hear from you. My clinical expertise is working adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety and trauma. I find it most rewarding to work with clients who are open-minded and willing to face their struggles, while also wanting to increase their self confidence and ability to maneuver life in a healthier way. I work from a partnership mentality, while also working in a "head-on" fashion.
Welcome to my page, come take a seat on my virtual couch! If you are reading this, you are probably feeling motivated, eager for change, and ready to explore - and if so, I can't wait to hear from you. My clinical expertise is working adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety and trauma. I find it most rewarding to work with clients who are open-minded and willing to face their struggles, while also wanting to increase their self confidence and ability to maneuver life in a healthier way. I work from a partnership mentality, while also working in a "head-on" fashion.
(854) 946-4178 View (854) 946-4178
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Lisa Barnes Lcsw-C Tidewater Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
It really takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and I congratulate you on taking this first step! Tidewater Counseling Services offers individual counseling services to clients 16 years of age and older. I am interested in learning about your mental health concerns and will tailor sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. I meet you where you are and work collaboratively to assist you in achieving your goals.
It really takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and I congratulate you on taking this first step! Tidewater Counseling Services offers individual counseling services to clients 16 years of age and older. I am interested in learning about your mental health concerns and will tailor sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. I meet you where you are and work collaboratively to assist you in achieving your goals.
(843) 825-1290 View (843) 825-1290
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Julie Mahoney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455
A Secure Base, LLC and Julie Mahoney LPC office 1834 Bluebird Road John's Island and Telehealth partners with you to tackle individual, personal and parenting challenges. Specializing in family law therapeutic services and providing traditional therapy for common childhood disorders also. You are not alone. Is your child experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, or grief? Parenting is the most challenging job that doesn't require a license. Children don't come with an operator's manual, yet it’s our job to crack their code and figure out how best to create an environment where they thrive.
A Secure Base, LLC and Julie Mahoney LPC office 1834 Bluebird Road John's Island and Telehealth partners with you to tackle individual, personal and parenting challenges. Specializing in family law therapeutic services and providing traditional therapy for common childhood disorders also. You are not alone. Is your child experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, or grief? Parenting is the most challenging job that doesn't require a license. Children don't come with an operator's manual, yet it’s our job to crack their code and figure out how best to create an environment where they thrive.
(843) 887-1979 View (843) 887-1979
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Linda Ligenza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455
Most people seeking help want a therapist or coach who is a good listener, someone who is empathetic and can tailor the therapeutic approach to match their individual needs, challenges and goals. You will find these values and behaviors reflected in my work. My priorities are to gain trust, create a strong partnership and build upon your strengths, talents and skills. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression or anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions; experiencing stress, loss or a crisis; or feel burdened by a physical health concern such as Alzheimer’s Disease, you are not alone.
Most people seeking help want a therapist or coach who is a good listener, someone who is empathetic and can tailor the therapeutic approach to match their individual needs, challenges and goals. You will find these values and behaviors reflected in my work. My priorities are to gain trust, create a strong partnership and build upon your strengths, talents and skills. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression or anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions; experiencing stress, loss or a crisis; or feel burdened by a physical health concern such as Alzheimer’s Disease, you are not alone.
(301) 861-4334 View (301) 861-4334
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Island Transitions Counseling and Consulting, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW-CP, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455
Fully-licensed since 2014, I’ve been helping clients develop balance and facilitating their self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life, including but not limited to Mindfulness and Meditation.
Fully-licensed since 2014, I’ve been helping clients develop balance and facilitating their self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life, including but not limited to Mindfulness and Meditation.
(843) 279-8838 View (843) 279-8838
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Michele Lynn Richey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, NCAC1
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
We all experience difficult moments in life, no matter who we are or where we come from, and sometimes it’s simply too hard to do it alone. We need somebody we can talk to and most importantly somebody who will listen. Michele is a solid place to turn in these moments. Offering a safe space for individuals to express their feelings, without judgment, discrimination, and/or repercussions from stigmatizing labels, allows the process of change to unfold naturally. With guidance and structure, we each have the ability to transform unhealthy coping strategies into healthier ones.
We all experience difficult moments in life, no matter who we are or where we come from, and sometimes it’s simply too hard to do it alone. We need somebody we can talk to and most importantly somebody who will listen. Michele is a solid place to turn in these moments. Offering a safe space for individuals to express their feelings, without judgment, discrimination, and/or repercussions from stigmatizing labels, allows the process of change to unfold naturally. With guidance and structure, we each have the ability to transform unhealthy coping strategies into healthier ones.
(854) 333-4292 View (854) 333-4292
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Dawn J LaCosta
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
Make TODAY the day you determine you are sick and tired of being sick and tired! Take back your life! Join those who have been set FREE from the BONDAGE & BAGGAGE of: Anxiety, Addiction, Fear, Panic, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma (PTSD) Guilt & Shame, Broken Relationships, Communication Issues, Anger & Frustration, Parenting Challenges, Emotional Disorders, Lack of Validation & Worth, Conflict Resolution, No Self Control, Retirement Adjustment, Spiritual Struggles. Our center offers independent professional practices that have come together to provide overall health and wellness. The Wellness Center is founded on the belief that our client's needs are of the utmost importance.
Make TODAY the day you determine you are sick and tired of being sick and tired! Take back your life! Join those who have been set FREE from the BONDAGE & BAGGAGE of: Anxiety, Addiction, Fear, Panic, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma (PTSD) Guilt & Shame, Broken Relationships, Communication Issues, Anger & Frustration, Parenting Challenges, Emotional Disorders, Lack of Validation & Worth, Conflict Resolution, No Self Control, Retirement Adjustment, Spiritual Struggles. Our center offers independent professional practices that have come together to provide overall health and wellness. The Wellness Center is founded on the belief that our client's needs are of the utmost importance.
(843) 917-6779 View (843) 917-6779
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Brittany Mainord
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
Maybe you're looking for support because you're struggling with self-worth. Maybe you're here because you're growing tired of perfectionism, anxiety, and/or depression. Maybe you're here because you're over feeling disconnected in your relationship(s). I believe that under the root of all of these things, is trauma and that in order to achieve true healing, the trauma must be addressed. These traumas can be overt, like physical abuse or neglect, or more subtle, like the weight of being labeled "the golden child." These experiences all contribute to the formation of limiting beliefs and that inner critic we all want to go away.
Maybe you're looking for support because you're struggling with self-worth. Maybe you're here because you're growing tired of perfectionism, anxiety, and/or depression. Maybe you're here because you're over feeling disconnected in your relationship(s). I believe that under the root of all of these things, is trauma and that in order to achieve true healing, the trauma must be addressed. These traumas can be overt, like physical abuse or neglect, or more subtle, like the weight of being labeled "the golden child." These experiences all contribute to the formation of limiting beliefs and that inner critic we all want to go away.
(843) 733-7162 View (843) 733-7162
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Beverly McBee Zimmerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455
Overwhelmed. Detached. Lost. Do you feel like you are living in survival mode? Sometimes in life feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, or low self-worth can prevent you from living a fully engaged life. You feel derailed by intense feelings and thoughts that keep you trapped in a cycle that often leads to self-destructive behaviors and coping patterns.
Overwhelmed. Detached. Lost. Do you feel like you are living in survival mode? Sometimes in life feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, or low self-worth can prevent you from living a fully engaged life. You feel derailed by intense feelings and thoughts that keep you trapped in a cycle that often leads to self-destructive behaviors and coping patterns.
(843) 938-5728 View (843) 938-5728
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Noelle Nevins Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA CMHC, LPC, CT & SC
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
Are you challenged by a major life transition like launching after a graduation; contemplating career change or divorce; experiencing mid-life review or empty nest syndrome? Do you have difficulty forming or maintaining healthy relationships? Are you overly concerned about what others think or struggle with low self-esteem? Do you find yourself in a chronic state of overwhelm or profound sadness and lack of joy? Life can be difficult and navigating these seasons all on our own can be too much, resulting in paralyzing anxiety and depressive symptoms. You are not alone. It is ok to ask for help and I am at the ready.
Are you challenged by a major life transition like launching after a graduation; contemplating career change or divorce; experiencing mid-life review or empty nest syndrome? Do you have difficulty forming or maintaining healthy relationships? Are you overly concerned about what others think or struggle with low self-esteem? Do you find yourself in a chronic state of overwhelm or profound sadness and lack of joy? Life can be difficult and navigating these seasons all on our own can be too much, resulting in paralyzing anxiety and depressive symptoms. You are not alone. It is ok to ask for help and I am at the ready.
(843) 396-3078 View (843) 396-3078
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Nora Black Trauma Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 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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Angel Oak Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, MAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455
Are you facing a personal problem? Perhaps you need help after a traumatic event? When you find yourself in situations like these, feel free to come and visit us at Angel Oak Counseling for assistance. We provide professional counseling services for individuals seeking support and guidance in dealing with significant life changes. We also evaluate your need for psychiatric medication and prescribe as needed. Allow us to help you in your time of need. Visit our counseling clinic in Johns Island, SC today to properly discuss your needs.
Are you facing a personal problem? Perhaps you need help after a traumatic event? When you find yourself in situations like these, feel free to come and visit us at Angel Oak Counseling for assistance. We provide professional counseling services for individuals seeking support and guidance in dealing with significant life changes. We also evaluate your need for psychiatric medication and prescribe as needed. Allow us to help you in your time of need. Visit our counseling clinic in Johns Island, SC today to properly discuss your needs.
(843) 508-9883 View (843) 508-9883
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Anxiety + Break Up And Divorce Emilea Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
Lately, you’ve been a pollster - asking everyone else what you should do. You run the numbers & still end up still feeling queasy. When a friend asks “what is your gut saying?” you wanna scream. You’ve been trying to lure your gut out of hiding. But the lightning of new ideas & shaking thunder of anxiety scared it away. You’re left with a churning stomach, spinning mind, and this decision. Love or leave. Accept or pass. Sometimes you’ll get so sick of your own back and forth, you start a tidy, color coded pro and con list. But it’s more of the same intellectual spinning with no soulful clarity.
Lately, you’ve been a pollster - asking everyone else what you should do. You run the numbers & still end up still feeling queasy. When a friend asks “what is your gut saying?” you wanna scream. You’ve been trying to lure your gut out of hiding. But the lightning of new ideas & shaking thunder of anxiety scared it away. You’re left with a churning stomach, spinning mind, and this decision. Love or leave. Accept or pass. Sometimes you’ll get so sick of your own back and forth, you start a tidy, color coded pro and con list. But it’s more of the same intellectual spinning with no soulful clarity.
(864) 532-5357 View (864) 532-5357
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Brittni Harris-Kelchner: Emdr Intensives
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, EMDR, LPC, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
Are you ready to expedite the healing process? Did you know EMDR therapy intensives can create impactful and enduring changes in a condensed timeframe? Meaning you don’t need weekly therapy sessions! If you grew up in an alcoholic, abusive, or dysfunctional family unit, then you’ve most likely learned to survive and make it through some dark days using maladaptive coping strategies (ie - perfectionism, second-guessing yourself, overthinking, hypervigilance, workaholism, procrastination). These adaptive strategies helped you survive and get your needs met. Now that you’re an adult, we can help you learn healthy ways of coping.
Are you ready to expedite the healing process? Did you know EMDR therapy intensives can create impactful and enduring changes in a condensed timeframe? Meaning you don’t need weekly therapy sessions! If you grew up in an alcoholic, abusive, or dysfunctional family unit, then you’ve most likely learned to survive and make it through some dark days using maladaptive coping strategies (ie - perfectionism, second-guessing yourself, overthinking, hypervigilance, workaholism, procrastination). These adaptive strategies helped you survive and get your needs met. Now that you’re an adult, we can help you learn healthy ways of coping.
(561) 660-9479 View (561) 660-9479
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Maureen Burke Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455
Do you find yourself sad or worried much of the time? Are you overwhelmed with the demands or losses in your life? Do you feel like you're having more bad days than good days? Has your grief overtaken your life. I invite you to come in and work with me to process and problem solve together in a safe, healing and client centered space. We will work together to overcome your challenges and improve your life. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families on issues of trauma, anxiety, stress management and depression, grief, loss and relationship issues.
Do you find yourself sad or worried much of the time? Are you overwhelmed with the demands or losses in your life? Do you feel like you're having more bad days than good days? Has your grief overtaken your life. I invite you to come in and work with me to process and problem solve together in a safe, healing and client centered space. We will work together to overcome your challenges and improve your life. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families on issues of trauma, anxiety, stress management and depression, grief, loss and relationship issues.
(854) 220-9440 View (854) 220-9440
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Anne C Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455
I work with adults on life, love and purpose. I work compassionately to help individuals who are motivated for change but who are faced with roadblocks to making that change happen. Roadblocks may include: struggles with depression, stress, anxiety, substance abuse; finding one's own voice; negative relationship patterns; poor boundaries with others; low self-esteem, and/or negative body image; lack of a sense of purpose or belonging.
I work with adults on life, love and purpose. I work compassionately to help individuals who are motivated for change but who are faced with roadblocks to making that change happen. Roadblocks may include: struggles with depression, stress, anxiety, substance abuse; finding one's own voice; negative relationship patterns; poor boundaries with others; low self-esteem, and/or negative body image; lack of a sense of purpose or belonging.
(843) 547-9692 View (843) 547-9692
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Jeannine Monnier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455
As a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience, my goal is to help you discover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. By deciding to engage in therapy, you can move closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. If you're looking to reduce anxiety, to improve mood, for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
As a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience, my goal is to help you discover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. By deciding to engage in therapy, you can move closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. If you're looking to reduce anxiety, to improve mood, for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(843) 536-0130 View (843) 536-0130
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Daphne Timmons, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455
I am a clinical psychologist providing counseling to couples, families, and adults. My services are offered to the greater Charlotte area and with telehealth in South Carolina. I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, medical problems, attention and focus problems and grief and loss issues. I completed my doctorate at the University of South Carolina. I am passionate about my work with clients and enjoy learning and developing new skills and techniques to support them in managing the complexity of their daily lives.
I am a clinical psychologist providing counseling to couples, families, and adults. My services are offered to the greater Charlotte area and with telehealth in South Carolina. I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, medical problems, attention and focus problems and grief and loss issues. I completed my doctorate at the University of South Carolina. I am passionate about my work with clients and enjoy learning and developing new skills and techniques to support them in managing the complexity of their daily lives.
(704) 761-4980 View (704) 761-4980
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Emily Belknap
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455
Do you struggle with negative self-talk and overthinking situations? Do you lack confidence or feel like everyone else has it together but you? Do you feel inadequate or experience conflict in relationships with friends or family? I work to provide a comfortable place to explore your thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns that create problems in how you see yourself and in your relationships. Together we identify ways to make changes and help you reach your goals.
Do you struggle with negative self-talk and overthinking situations? Do you lack confidence or feel like everyone else has it together but you? Do you feel inadequate or experience conflict in relationships with friends or family? I work to provide a comfortable place to explore your thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns that create problems in how you see yourself and in your relationships. Together we identify ways to make changes and help you reach your goals.
(843) 350-5407 View (843) 350-5407
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Dr. Etta Gantt
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455
You feel like you keep repeating the same patterns over and over again. From a bird's eye view, you can understand it. You can pinpoint how the past has affected your present, but you're wondering why you can't change your issues yourself. Anxious thoughts and a rollercoaster of emotions keep you feeling out of control. You feel secure in your relationship but your self-worth doesn't match your situation. On top of that, you're still dealing with all of the extra stressors coming from balancing work, family, and your social life. Everyone else sees you as thriving but you feel like your head is barely above water.
You feel like you keep repeating the same patterns over and over again. From a bird's eye view, you can understand it. You can pinpoint how the past has affected your present, but you're wondering why you can't change your issues yourself. Anxious thoughts and a rollercoaster of emotions keep you feeling out of control. You feel secure in your relationship but your self-worth doesn't match your situation. On top of that, you're still dealing with all of the extra stressors coming from balancing work, family, and your social life. Everyone else sees you as thriving but you feel like your head is barely above water.
(843) 258-4644 View (843) 258-4644

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Number of Therapists in Johns Island, SC

30+

Average cost per session

$149

Therapists in Johns Island, SC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
87% Stress
82% Life Transitions
77% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Optum
58% Aetna

How Therapists in Johns Island, SC see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

98% Female
2% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Johns 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.