Therapists in Kershaw County, SC

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Photo of Seth J Swoope, LAC SC, LCAS NC, MA, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Seth J Swoope
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC SC, LCAS NC, MA
Verified Verified
Camden, SC 29020
As your addiction therapist, I am committed to supporting your journey towards healing and recovery. Together, we'll navigate challenges, uncover strengths, and foster resilience. With empathy and evidence-based strategies, I'm here to guide you towards a life of sobriety and fulfillment. Your courage inspires me, and your progress fuels my dedication. Let's walk this path together towards a brighter, healthier future.
As your addiction therapist, I am committed to supporting your journey towards healing and recovery. Together, we'll navigate challenges, uncover strengths, and foster resilience. With empathy and evidence-based strategies, I'm here to guide you towards a life of sobriety and fulfillment. Your courage inspires me, and your progress fuels my dedication. Let's walk this path together towards a brighter, healthier future.
(803) 866-5191 View (803) 866-5191
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Danielle Marx
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, MS, ADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lugoff, SC 29078
Sometimes life takes unexpected turns and we need support discovering our path forward. Often, we know something isn't right in our life but we aren't exactly sure what we want to change or how to more forward. Do you feel overwhelmed by change or dismantling a previous belief system and understanding of yourself? Are family expectations and differences impacting your life? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, family discord, or substance use? Are the expectations of yourself and others feeling restrictive and weighing you down? Healing and growth are possible!
Sometimes life takes unexpected turns and we need support discovering our path forward. Often, we know something isn't right in our life but we aren't exactly sure what we want to change or how to more forward. Do you feel overwhelmed by change or dismantling a previous belief system and understanding of yourself? Are family expectations and differences impacting your life? Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, family discord, or substance use? Are the expectations of yourself and others feeling restrictive and weighing you down? Healing and growth are possible!
(803) 877-6337 View (803) 877-6337
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Shakiyah Demelien
Counselor, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Camden, SC 29020
Why do I feel this way? Somethings missing? What do I do next? Why do I feel so alone? These may be a few questions going through your mind lately. Guess what you're not alone; many others are asking themselves the same questions right now. Whether the things you are feeling are new or old, I specialize in helping individuals just like you understand what is creating distress in their lives.
Why do I feel this way? Somethings missing? What do I do next? Why do I feel so alone? These may be a few questions going through your mind lately. Guess what you're not alone; many others are asking themselves the same questions right now. Whether the things you are feeling are new or old, I specialize in helping individuals just like you understand what is creating distress in their lives.
(803) 266-1726 View (803) 266-1726
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Cast Away Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camden, SC 29020  (Online Only)
Here at Cast Away Therapy I am currently offering online sessions while working on adding Equine Assisted Therapy to my new farm in Camden, SC. We believe in helping people through therapy. Equine Assisted Therapy utilizes horses for emotional growth and learning. The modality is experiential which means participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses and processing their experience as it relates to them. We also offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, and Positive Exposure Therapy. Email us: castawayequinetherapy@gmail
Here at Cast Away Therapy I am currently offering online sessions while working on adding Equine Assisted Therapy to my new farm in Camden, SC. We believe in helping people through therapy. Equine Assisted Therapy utilizes horses for emotional growth and learning. The modality is experiential which means participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses and processing their experience as it relates to them. We also offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, and Positive Exposure Therapy. Email us: castawayequinetherapy@gmail
(910) 542-8593 View (910) 542-8593
Photo of Karissa Rector, EdS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Karissa Rector
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Lugoff, SC 29078
Are you ready to make peace with your body and food? I am here to help you learn to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. I use a non-diet health at every size approach when working with my clients. Society markets health like a one size fits all. This can be extremely harmful and detrimental to ones overall health and wellbeing. That is why I will take an individualized approach when working with you to best meet your needs.
Are you ready to make peace with your body and food? I am here to help you learn to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. I use a non-diet health at every size approach when working with my clients. Society markets health like a one size fits all. This can be extremely harmful and detrimental to ones overall health and wellbeing. That is why I will take an individualized approach when working with you to best meet your needs.
(276) 290-1411 View (276) 290-1411
Photo of Sheresa Melvin, LPC, LAC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sheresa Melvin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Lugoff, SC 29078
Waitlist for new clients
I love working with people who feel stuck; people who are ready for change in their lives.
I love working with people who feel stuck; people who are ready for change in their lives.
(803) 489-8820 View (803) 489-8820
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Adrianne Y Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elgin, SC 29045
Not accepting new clients
I provide EMDR Psychotherapy for clients experiencing past or present trauma, PTSD, anxiety, grief, depression and chronic pain. I offer you a safe and caring place in which to find the space you need for the work of repairing habits and behaviors that no longer serve you, and a sacred space in which to heal the wounds of your life. I am passionate about the transformative power of therapy and its ability to heal the past in order to allow us to embrace the future wholeheartedly. For those who are ready to commit to the work, I am ready to accompany you on the journey.
I provide EMDR Psychotherapy for clients experiencing past or present trauma, PTSD, anxiety, grief, depression and chronic pain. I offer you a safe and caring place in which to find the space you need for the work of repairing habits and behaviors that no longer serve you, and a sacred space in which to heal the wounds of your life. I am passionate about the transformative power of therapy and its ability to heal the past in order to allow us to embrace the future wholeheartedly. For those who are ready to commit to the work, I am ready to accompany you on the journey.
(803) 258-6026 View (803) 258-6026
Photo of Mary 'Molly' Myers Bridges, LPC, NCC, MAC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mary 'Molly' Myers Bridges
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MAC
Verified Verified
Camden, SC 29020
Would you like to live your best life? At the Southeastern Success Center, the focus is on seeking success by meeting therapy or coaching goals utilizing current and potential strengths. From depression and anxiety to severe psychiatric issues, I work with clients to define plans for successful outcomes. I offer therapeutic techniques promoting creativity and out of the box thinking. I utilize a variety of psychological theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT techniques, Solution Focused, and Sex Therapy, or a combination of these. We are unique individuals, and so should be the care we offer ourselves.
Would you like to live your best life? At the Southeastern Success Center, the focus is on seeking success by meeting therapy or coaching goals utilizing current and potential strengths. From depression and anxiety to severe psychiatric issues, I work with clients to define plans for successful outcomes. I offer therapeutic techniques promoting creativity and out of the box thinking. I utilize a variety of psychological theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT techniques, Solution Focused, and Sex Therapy, or a combination of these. We are unique individuals, and so should be the care we offer ourselves.
(803) 713-7979 View (803) 713-7979
Photo of Georgia Gibson, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Georgia Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elgin, SC 29045  (Online Only)
You’re a woman, and you’ve got it together. But you’re also exhausted. You are stressed to the max. Sick and tired of taking care of others. You end up feeling drained, empty, and unfulfilled. You keep putting yourself on the back burner repeatedly… but that ends today. Setting time aside for yourself feels like just another chore. Today, you vow to start focusing on yourself for a change. Change begins when we do things differently. Let's get started today.
You’re a woman, and you’ve got it together. But you’re also exhausted. You are stressed to the max. Sick and tired of taking care of others. You end up feeling drained, empty, and unfulfilled. You keep putting yourself on the back burner repeatedly… but that ends today. Setting time aside for yourself feels like just another chore. Today, you vow to start focusing on yourself for a change. Change begins when we do things differently. Let's get started today.
(803) 219-4597 View (803) 219-4597
Photo of undefined - Transforming Lives Counseling Services, MA, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Transforming Lives Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elgin, SC 29045  (Online Only)
I am passionate about empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges with resilience, purpose, and clarity. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and humanistic traditions to tailor treatment to your unique needs and preferences. I recognize the importance of creating a safe and affirming space where clients of all backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, can feel seen, heard, and valued. I am committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination, prejudice, and bias.
I am passionate about empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges with resilience, purpose, and clarity. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing from cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and humanistic traditions to tailor treatment to your unique needs and preferences. I recognize the importance of creating a safe and affirming space where clients of all backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, can feel seen, heard, and valued. I am committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination, prejudice, and bias.
(803) 866-7985 View (803) 866-7985
Photo of Jillian Marie Thomas, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jillian Marie Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lugoff, SC 29078
I moved to South Carolina in 2008 initially working for the SC Department of Mental Health and then in a private practice setting. Previously, I spent ten years working overseas for the military in a variety of outpatient mental health settings on military installations. I enjoy working with a variety of people and age groups.
I moved to South Carolina in 2008 initially working for the SC Department of Mental Health and then in a private practice setting. Previously, I spent ten years working overseas for the military in a variety of outpatient mental health settings on military installations. I enjoy working with a variety of people and age groups.
(803) 335-4453 View (803) 335-4453
Photo of Kelley L Manuel, LPC, ADC, LPCS-C, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kelley L Manuel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ADC, LPCS-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, SC 29045
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for IN PERSON and TELEMENTAL HEALTH SESIONS.* Ready for a change? Do you want emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness? Are you struggling with difficult situations from your past; present? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I welcome you to a space where you are free to express your concerns without judgement. I believe we all have the strength and the wisdom within us to overcome obstacles that show up in our lives.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for IN PERSON and TELEMENTAL HEALTH SESIONS.* Ready for a change? Do you want emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness? Are you struggling with difficult situations from your past; present? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I welcome you to a space where you are free to express your concerns without judgement. I believe we all have the strength and the wisdom within us to overcome obstacles that show up in our lives.
(803) 258-5012 View (803) 258-5012
Photo of Lindsey Horton, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lindsey Horton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camden, SC 29020
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15 years experience. Although I am new to the Camden area, I am not new to the many obstacles life can bring. I have a deep understanding of the many challenges individuals can face on a daily basis that can result in depression, anxiety and fear to just name a few. Having the opportunity to know firsthand what it is like to go through such difficult circumstances and come through them healthier, stronger and more excited about life then ever, I have been blessed with a deep desire to work with others in helping them find the same hope I have been given
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15 years experience. Although I am new to the Camden area, I am not new to the many obstacles life can bring. I have a deep understanding of the many challenges individuals can face on a daily basis that can result in depression, anxiety and fear to just name a few. Having the opportunity to know firsthand what it is like to go through such difficult circumstances and come through them healthier, stronger and more excited about life then ever, I have been blessed with a deep desire to work with others in helping them find the same hope I have been given
(843) 561-4079 View (843) 561-4079
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Danya McKinney, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camden, SC 29020  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Feel overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, or a major life transition? Fear of making mistakes can minimize your life and leave you feeling small, unseen, and undone. Let's get you unstuck and move the ball forward. Fear and anxiety can be overcome. As we work together you will increase your self-compassion and make the shifts necessary to live a life without fear. Break free of the hamster wheel of worry, doubt, pain, and unhealthy behavior. I offer a safe space to be you, while providing insight, education, growth challenges, and honor.
Feel overwhelmed by anxiety, stress, or a major life transition? Fear of making mistakes can minimize your life and leave you feeling small, unseen, and undone. Let's get you unstuck and move the ball forward. Fear and anxiety can be overcome. As we work together you will increase your self-compassion and make the shifts necessary to live a life without fear. Break free of the hamster wheel of worry, doubt, pain, and unhealthy behavior. I offer a safe space to be you, while providing insight, education, growth challenges, and honor.
(803) 373-8424 View (803) 373-8424
Photo of Jamie Ann Thap, BS, Pre-Licensed Professional
Jamie Ann Thap
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, SC 29045  (Online Only)
You're here looking for empathy & compassion, I commend your bravery for taking the first step. It can be debilitating when you can't find the right person to connect with. This is what I strive for in our sessions. I want to create a comfortable atmosphere, where you are able to share your innermost struggles. I have walked many paths myself. I believe I can connect with you and help you find your strengths to get you through your trials. I ensure that our sessions are not only safe and private, but a judge-free zone. I am humble and ready to serve you. Let's chat. I'm ready to earn your trust.
You're here looking for empathy & compassion, I commend your bravery for taking the first step. It can be debilitating when you can't find the right person to connect with. This is what I strive for in our sessions. I want to create a comfortable atmosphere, where you are able to share your innermost struggles. I have walked many paths myself. I believe I can connect with you and help you find your strengths to get you through your trials. I ensure that our sessions are not only safe and private, but a judge-free zone. I am humble and ready to serve you. Let's chat. I'm ready to earn your trust.
(803) 889-0070 View (803) 889-0070
Photo of Brian Wall, LMHC/QS, LAC, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Brian Wall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC/QS, LAC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, SC 29045  (Online Only)
Are you legit lost on finding your "Why?" and/or sick of dysfunctional patterns that've become your norm? Whether you're seeking help with mental health issues, addiction, relationships, or other personal challenges; I’ll be onboard to support and guide you in getting back on track! I'm "people first" with an undeniable passion to renew life and restore purpose in others that's fueled by my firm belief that "No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" (Marian Robinson). Bottom line, if you always do what you've always done...WELL, nothing changes. ;o)
Are you legit lost on finding your "Why?" and/or sick of dysfunctional patterns that've become your norm? Whether you're seeking help with mental health issues, addiction, relationships, or other personal challenges; I’ll be onboard to support and guide you in getting back on track! I'm "people first" with an undeniable passion to renew life and restore purpose in others that's fueled by my firm belief that "No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" (Marian Robinson). Bottom line, if you always do what you've always done...WELL, nothing changes. ;o)
(803) 721-3319 View (803) 721-3319
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Michele C. Sanger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW CP, TIC
Verified Verified
Camden, SC 29020
We are in challenging times, and we are all experiencing some level of discomfort in adjusting to life circumstances. However, we are also individuals, and our brains express emotions differently from one person to the next. My clinical focus is to work with balancing your mind, using the qEEG and neurofeedback, a noninvasive therapeutic intervention, as I help you create an individual treatment plan to promote healthy thinking, which will decrease your unwanted feelings. Our brains want to be balanced! This therapy creates a relaxed state of mind, almost like creating a good memory, which aids in the brain's ability to heal.
We are in challenging times, and we are all experiencing some level of discomfort in adjusting to life circumstances. However, we are also individuals, and our brains express emotions differently from one person to the next. My clinical focus is to work with balancing your mind, using the qEEG and neurofeedback, a noninvasive therapeutic intervention, as I help you create an individual treatment plan to promote healthy thinking, which will decrease your unwanted feelings. Our brains want to be balanced! This therapy creates a relaxed state of mind, almost like creating a good memory, which aids in the brain's ability to heal.
(803) 918-5503 View (803) 918-5503
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Sakeisha Magee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, SC 29045  (Online Only)
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths known or hidden that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Sometimes due to life events from childhood or current, can impact your story. My goal is to assist you through the process by using the strengths you already have along with evidence-based practice interventions that will allow you to continue your story making the necessary changes that will promote a better you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths known or hidden that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Sometimes due to life events from childhood or current, can impact your story. My goal is to assist you through the process by using the strengths you already have along with evidence-based practice interventions that will allow you to continue your story making the necessary changes that will promote a better you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
(803) 921-8668 View (803) 921-8668
Photo of Jessica Rexrode, MA, NCC, LPC/A
Jessica Rexrode
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, LPC/A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, SC 29045
I believe that every individual has the capacity to become the best version of themselves, given the opportunity and optimal environment to work toward change. As an LPC/A, I offer counseling services in a private practice setting. Additionally, I am a Doctoral Student in the Ph.D. program for Counselor Education & Supervision at the University of South Carolina. Working with clients is my passion, and that work supports my ability/passion to educate new counselors who are eager to join this profession! I work to meet each client exactly where they are, without judgement, and walk their path alongside them.
I believe that every individual has the capacity to become the best version of themselves, given the opportunity and optimal environment to work toward change. As an LPC/A, I offer counseling services in a private practice setting. Additionally, I am a Doctoral Student in the Ph.D. program for Counselor Education & Supervision at the University of South Carolina. Working with clients is my passion, and that work supports my ability/passion to educate new counselors who are eager to join this profession! I work to meet each client exactly where they are, without judgement, and walk their path alongside them.
(803) 877-6122 View (803) 877-6122
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Counseling for Hope & Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, SC 29045
Life can be surprisingly hard. Trauma, broken relationships, life changes, depression, parenting and marriage struggles-these things happen to even the strongest people, and sometimes you just need someone to hear you. You need someone to validate your experience and help you make sense of the difficulties you are trying to wade through--that's where a compassionate and honest therapist comes in. As the Owner/Director of Counseling For Hope & Healing, I know our therapists are not afraid to walk through your struggle with you. It may feel overwhelming to take that first step, but know you will not be going at it alone.
Life can be surprisingly hard. Trauma, broken relationships, life changes, depression, parenting and marriage struggles-these things happen to even the strongest people, and sometimes you just need someone to hear you. You need someone to validate your experience and help you make sense of the difficulties you are trying to wade through--that's where a compassionate and honest therapist comes in. As the Owner/Director of Counseling For Hope & Healing, I know our therapists are not afraid to walk through your struggle with you. It may feel overwhelming to take that first step, but know you will not be going at it alone.
(803) 937-3585 View (803) 937-3585

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Number of Therapists in Kershaw County, SC

40+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Kershaw County, SC who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
85% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
73% Life Transitions
71% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% Medicaid
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Kershaw County, SC see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kershaw County?

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.