Therapists in Kiawah Island, SC

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Diane S Obeid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kiawah Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
“Attachment is another word for disappointment and pain.” Are your relationships a source of elation and devastation but rarely anything in between? Perhaps ‘chaos’ and ‘emotional roller coaster’ define your family, friendships, or marriage? Trusting others is difficult. You feel manipulated or foolish, and your coping mechanisms aren’t working. You tolerate unhealthy behaviors because it hurts less than being abandoned. There is another way. I promise.
“Attachment is another word for disappointment and pain.” Are your relationships a source of elation and devastation but rarely anything in between? Perhaps ‘chaos’ and ‘emotional roller coaster’ define your family, friendships, or marriage? Trusting others is difficult. You feel manipulated or foolish, and your coping mechanisms aren’t working. You tolerate unhealthy behaviors because it hurts less than being abandoned. There is another way. I promise.
(919) 648-1936 View (919) 648-1936
Photo of Elizabeth J Dixon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kiawah Island, SC
Elizabeth J Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Is what you are doing working? If not, I can help! I enjoy working with individuals who want to have better relationships. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with relationship difficulties (separation, divorce, difficulty maintaining relationships), anxiety (worry, obsessions, etc), mood disorders (depression, bi-polar) and women's issues (adults and teens).
Is what you are doing working? If not, I can help! I enjoy working with individuals who want to have better relationships. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with relationship difficulties (separation, divorce, difficulty maintaining relationships), anxiety (worry, obsessions, etc), mood disorders (depression, bi-polar) and women's issues (adults and teens).
(843) 213-6770 View (843) 213-6770
Photo of Jeannie Harrell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kiawah Island, SC
Jeannie Harrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCA
Verified Verified
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
This has been such a difficult year, with so much sadness, fear, and uncertainty. Even people who have never experienced symptoms of depression and anxiety before may feel as if they're teetering on the edge. For those who have struggled in the past, it may all seem overwhelming. Therapy can help. Talking about your thoughts, feelings, and worries can lighten the burden and help life feel more manageable again. Often that happens within just a few sessions, or sometimes it can take longer. You’ll know what will be most helpful for you.
This has been such a difficult year, with so much sadness, fear, and uncertainty. Even people who have never experienced symptoms of depression and anxiety before may feel as if they're teetering on the edge. For those who have struggled in the past, it may all seem overwhelming. Therapy can help. Talking about your thoughts, feelings, and worries can lighten the burden and help life feel more manageable again. Often that happens within just a few sessions, or sometimes it can take longer. You’ll know what will be most helpful for you.
(843) 396-5754 View (843) 396-5754
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David Andre
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
**Accepting New Clients** … Are you feeling sad or anxious? Perhaps you're feeling discouraged or even depressed about your present circumstances or the future? Feelings like sadness, hopelessness, and depression can be overwhelming. Maybe you're struggling with an unwanted addiction such as alcohol abuse, the internet, video games, pornography, or substance abuse? Let me encourage you that there is hope! I specialize in working with men who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Your time is important and I will promptly return your call within 24 hours.
**Accepting New Clients** … Are you feeling sad or anxious? Perhaps you're feeling discouraged or even depressed about your present circumstances or the future? Feelings like sadness, hopelessness, and depression can be overwhelming. Maybe you're struggling with an unwanted addiction such as alcohol abuse, the internet, video games, pornography, or substance abuse? Let me encourage you that there is hope! I specialize in working with men who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Your time is important and I will promptly return your call within 24 hours.
(843) 281-7104 View (843) 281-7104
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Margaret Morrow
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kiawah Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
Constant stress, anxiety, and emotional pain are hard. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, constant worry, and a sense of dread. You may have restlessness or racing thoughts, and find yourself worrying about what is coming next. You're not alone in having these types of challenges and with counseling we can work on understanding why the symptoms happen and healing from the root of the problem. I believe that we all have the innate ability to heal. We can work together to overcome the emotional impact of past experiences, allowing you to move forward with a greater sense of resilience and well-being.
Constant stress, anxiety, and emotional pain are hard. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, constant worry, and a sense of dread. You may have restlessness or racing thoughts, and find yourself worrying about what is coming next. You're not alone in having these types of challenges and with counseling we can work on understanding why the symptoms happen and healing from the root of the problem. I believe that we all have the innate ability to heal. We can work together to overcome the emotional impact of past experiences, allowing you to move forward with a greater sense of resilience and well-being.
(716) 354-8979 View (716) 354-8979
Photo of Dr. Jeff J. Rocker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kiawah Island, SC
Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 22 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 22 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(843) 351-1518 View (843) 351-1518
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Parke Smith
MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
My approach is to understand you deeply and individualize our work by finding what is most effective for you. All people are unique and their life circumstances are particular to who they are. Through collaboration, we figure out what is what is most beneficial for your wellbeing and also what is realistic for your lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you and exploring what you wish to change through an initial free phone consultation.
My approach is to understand you deeply and individualize our work by finding what is most effective for you. All people are unique and their life circumstances are particular to who they are. Through collaboration, we figure out what is what is most beneficial for your wellbeing and also what is realistic for your lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you and exploring what you wish to change through an initial free phone consultation.
(843) 483-8889 View (843) 483-8889
Photo of Ethan Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Kiawah Island, SC
Ethan Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Children play with toys; the rest of us play with words. Together we will find the words for what makes you suffer. I will listen closely to the particularities of your speech—for the things that have yet to be uttered but which are bursting forth in slips, metaphors, fantasies, and dreams. Through this play, we will move beyond the symptoms and into a space of creativity and freedom.
Children play with toys; the rest of us play with words. Together we will find the words for what makes you suffer. I will listen closely to the particularities of your speech—for the things that have yet to be uttered but which are bursting forth in slips, metaphors, fantasies, and dreams. Through this play, we will move beyond the symptoms and into a space of creativity and freedom.
(803) 886-9363 View (803) 886-9363
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Velvet Psychotherapy Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
Kiawah Island, SC 29455  (Online Only)
Our goal at the collective is to provide a safe and intimate space for you to explore your inner world, bringing you closer to living your most authentic life. Each clinician brings their authentic self to each session allowing for an individualized, collaborative approach to treatment with a core belief that you are the expert in your own life. It is our belief that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. Licensed in NY, NJ, FL & SC
Our goal at the collective is to provide a safe and intimate space for you to explore your inner world, bringing you closer to living your most authentic life. Each clinician brings their authentic self to each session allowing for an individualized, collaborative approach to treatment with a core belief that you are the expert in your own life. It is our belief that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. Licensed in NY, NJ, FL & SC
(754) 249-2013 View (754) 249-2013

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Photo of Ashley Bullock, Psychologist in Kiawah Island, SC
Ashley Bullock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455
You may currently feel less confident, creative, or connected. Your body or physical health may be pushing you to address your well-being from a different angle. Ultimately, you likely want to experience some new understanding or growth. In therapy, we will come to understand your symptoms as signals and we will make space for your core yearnings and your meaningful process. My aim is to help you clear your path towards thriving outside of therapy room.
You may currently feel less confident, creative, or connected. Your body or physical health may be pushing you to address your well-being from a different angle. Ultimately, you likely want to experience some new understanding or growth. In therapy, we will come to understand your symptoms as signals and we will make space for your core yearnings and your meaningful process. My aim is to help you clear your path towards thriving outside of therapy room.
(843) 427-3563 View (843) 427-3563
Photo of Emily Belknap, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kiawah Island, SC
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
Photo of Noelle Nevins Counseling LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kiawah Island, SC
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
Photo of Dr. Etta Gantt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kiawah Island, SC
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
Photo of Maureen Burke Clayton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kiawah Island, SC
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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Anxiety And Deconstruction Therapy 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
Photo of Linda Ligenza, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kiawah Island, SC
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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Landrie Ethredge Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455
You are a millennial woman living in Charleston and you know you “should” be happy... But the truth is, you are struggling so much. On paper everything seems great! You have a decent job, a few friends... but inside you feel like you are absolutely losing it. You feel lost, stuck, and miserable too much of the time. Your life isn't where you want it to be. Panic attacks have become the norm. You cry more than you'd like to admit. And yeah, maybe a glass of wine is the best part of your day.
You are a millennial woman living in Charleston and you know you “should” be happy... But the truth is, you are struggling so much. On paper everything seems great! You have a decent job, a few friends... but inside you feel like you are absolutely losing it. You feel lost, stuck, and miserable too much of the time. Your life isn't where you want it to be. Panic attacks have become the norm. You cry more than you'd like to admit. And yeah, maybe a glass of wine is the best part of your day.
(843) 287-9199 View (843) 287-9199
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Abigail Harmon
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455
Accepting new clients! Depression and anxiety in modern life can leave us feeling fragmented and lonely. Life as a queer person facing adverse religious messaging or feelings of anxiety around climate change can feel especially isolating in a southern context. I work with individual adults seeking support for religious trauma, faith transition, queer identity/life, climate anxiety/depression, and high sensitivity. I also work with general issues and use a variety of holistic approaches including internal family systems and EMDR to catalyze deep and lasting healing.
Accepting new clients! Depression and anxiety in modern life can leave us feeling fragmented and lonely. Life as a queer person facing adverse religious messaging or feelings of anxiety around climate change can feel especially isolating in a southern context. I work with individual adults seeking support for religious trauma, faith transition, queer identity/life, climate anxiety/depression, and high sensitivity. I also work with general issues and use a variety of holistic approaches including internal family systems and EMDR to catalyze deep and lasting healing.
(843) 594-4253 View (843) 594-4253
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Delores Gregory Hollen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Seabrook Island, SC 29455
I prefer to work with women. My special interests include: Depression and adjustment disorders; families of substance abuse; traumatic experience(s); grief & loss issues ie. death of parent, spouse, close friend(s); divorce, separation; sexual and emotional abuse; miscarriage, abortion and women's change of life issues: starting over, empty nest, singleness.
I prefer to work with women. My special interests include: Depression and adjustment disorders; families of substance abuse; traumatic experience(s); grief & loss issues ie. death of parent, spouse, close friend(s); divorce, separation; sexual and emotional abuse; miscarriage, abortion and women's change of life issues: starting over, empty nest, singleness.
(843) 633-1951 View (843) 633-1951
Photo of Lisa M. Smith Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Kiawah Island, SC
Lisa M. Smith Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johns Island, SC 29455
Accepting new clients! I am passionate about providing counseling services to adults struggling with life transitions: grief and loss, college, career, and relationships, as well as, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. I enter a therapeutic relationship as an engaging, compassionate, empathetic, and open-minded therapist, often using humor and warmth to set you at ease. I work collaboratively with clients to identify, plan, and reach individualized goals and desired outcomes. I am honored to provide a safe healing space for clients to explore challenges, and gain insight and awareness to effect change.
Accepting new clients! I am passionate about providing counseling services to adults struggling with life transitions: grief and loss, college, career, and relationships, as well as, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. I enter a therapeutic relationship as an engaging, compassionate, empathetic, and open-minded therapist, often using humor and warmth to set you at ease. I work collaboratively with clients to identify, plan, and reach individualized goals and desired outcomes. I am honored to provide a safe healing space for clients to explore challenges, and gain insight and awareness to effect change.
(843) 350-8289 View (843) 350-8289

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kiawah Island, SC

< 10

Therapists in Kiawah Island, SC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Depression
78% Stress
67% Addiction
67% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Optum
50% Other
25% Aetna

How Therapists in Kiawah Island, SC see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

45% Female
44% Male
11% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kiawah 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.