Therapists in Lexington, SC

Photo of Sandy Boone, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lexington, SC
Sandy Boone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, BC-TMHP, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lexington, SC 29072  (Online Only)
Your past and your present do not have to define your future. Instead, it can be used to propel you forward and help you to become the person that you want to be. Many of my clients enter therapy feeling trapped, stuck, or weighed down by life circumstances. It doesn't have to be this way. I am equipped to work with clients on a variety of issues, but my specialty is working with individuals who have experienced trauma or issues related to attachment (physically and/or emotionally absent parent, adoption, or foster care).
Your past and your present do not have to define your future. Instead, it can be used to propel you forward and help you to become the person that you want to be. Many of my clients enter therapy feeling trapped, stuck, or weighed down by life circumstances. It doesn't have to be this way. I am equipped to work with clients on a variety of issues, but my specialty is working with individuals who have experienced trauma or issues related to attachment (physically and/or emotionally absent parent, adoption, or foster care).
(803) 721-3394 View (803) 721-3394
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Counseling Plus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MPhil, LPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, SC 29072
Not accepting new clients
In addition to the general forms of therapy I do that are listed on this site, I also use many techniques that are considered "out of the box." I feel that you deserve to benefit from any technique or intervention that I can provide for you or teach you, even if they are not frequently used by many therapists. Through my wide variety of experiences in the counseling profession, I have been able to determine which of these strategies are the most effective in particular situations. I am most interested in helping you become the best version of yourself.
In addition to the general forms of therapy I do that are listed on this site, I also use many techniques that are considered "out of the box." I feel that you deserve to benefit from any technique or intervention that I can provide for you or teach you, even if they are not frequently used by many therapists. Through my wide variety of experiences in the counseling profession, I have been able to determine which of these strategies are the most effective in particular situations. I am most interested in helping you become the best version of yourself.
(803) 610-2455 View (803) 610-2455
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William Reid Wood
Counselor, MA, LPC, SRT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Lexington, SC 29072
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety? Are your recurrent intrusive thoughts, images, or urges getting the best of you? Are you struggling with negative thoughts and self-doubt? Is your world falling apart due to unwanted compulsive sexual behavior? Has your fear kept you from reaching your true potential? Overcoming your negative thought patterns and compulsions can be scary. However! Now is your opportunity to begin that healing process. I am a therapist who believes in an evidence-based approach and my goal is to help you discover your true potential. You do have the ability to understand longstanding negative patterns in your life.
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety? Are your recurrent intrusive thoughts, images, or urges getting the best of you? Are you struggling with negative thoughts and self-doubt? Is your world falling apart due to unwanted compulsive sexual behavior? Has your fear kept you from reaching your true potential? Overcoming your negative thought patterns and compulsions can be scary. However! Now is your opportunity to begin that healing process. I am a therapist who believes in an evidence-based approach and my goal is to help you discover your true potential. You do have the ability to understand longstanding negative patterns in your life.
(803) 282-9029 View (803) 282-9029
Photo of William Reid Wood, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lexington, SC
William Reid Wood
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMH, SRT
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety? Are your recurrent intrusive thoughts, images, or urges getting the best of you? Are you struggling with negative thoughts and self-doubt? Is your world falling apart due to unwanted compulsive sexual behavior? Has your fear kept you from reaching your true potential? Overcoming your negative thought patterns and compulsions can be scary. However! Now is your opportunity to begin that healing process. I am a therapist who believes in an evidence-based approach and my goal is to help you discover your true potential. You do have the ability to understand longstanding negative patterns in your life.
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety? Are your recurrent intrusive thoughts, images, or urges getting the best of you? Are you struggling with negative thoughts and self-doubt? Is your world falling apart due to unwanted compulsive sexual behavior? Has your fear kept you from reaching your true potential? Overcoming your negative thought patterns and compulsions can be scary. However! Now is your opportunity to begin that healing process. I am a therapist who believes in an evidence-based approach and my goal is to help you discover your true potential. You do have the ability to understand longstanding negative patterns in your life.
(803) 310-2652 View (803) 310-2652
Photo of Claudia Graf, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lexington, SC
Claudia Graf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072
Life can be hard! Are you feeling weighed down by depression, crippled by anxiety, overwhelmed by stress? Are you doubting yourself and struggle with low self-esteem? Have you lost someone you love? Are you wondering if the person you are dating is a good match for you and how to build a healthy dating relationship? Do you feel helpless, seeing your marriage slowly falling apart? Do you struggle with the negative impacts your sex addiction has on your life and relationships? Have you been betrayed by the person you love the most? Even though life can be difficult, you do not have to face it alone.
Life can be hard! Are you feeling weighed down by depression, crippled by anxiety, overwhelmed by stress? Are you doubting yourself and struggle with low self-esteem? Have you lost someone you love? Are you wondering if the person you are dating is a good match for you and how to build a healthy dating relationship? Do you feel helpless, seeing your marriage slowly falling apart? Do you struggle with the negative impacts your sex addiction has on your life and relationships? Have you been betrayed by the person you love the most? Even though life can be difficult, you do not have to face it alone.
(803) 594-4596 View (803) 594-4596
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Natalie Rousseau Fouty
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072
Our journey through life has an incredible number of possibilities that are limited only by our imagination. I believe that each of us has the story that we have been told our life should tell, and that when we inevitably diverge from that path, our problems begin to arise or take on new shapes that have a greater impact on us. My approach varies based on each individual client, but influenced by the understanding that we are impacted by connected to one another, as well as to our environments and the systems within which we live. The decision to begin therapy is a brave one. It's a chance to begin the rewriting of your own story.
Our journey through life has an incredible number of possibilities that are limited only by our imagination. I believe that each of us has the story that we have been told our life should tell, and that when we inevitably diverge from that path, our problems begin to arise or take on new shapes that have a greater impact on us. My approach varies based on each individual client, but influenced by the understanding that we are impacted by connected to one another, as well as to our environments and the systems within which we live. The decision to begin therapy is a brave one. It's a chance to begin the rewriting of your own story.
(803) 592-9196 View (803) 592-9196
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Melissa R. Gainey
MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29073
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that healing and emotional growth are ongoing processes, and that they truly continue throughout our lives. We are constantly breaking, repairing, learning. We are evolving in every moment. At times, however, we find ourselves stuck in the breakage. Unable to find the bend. Paused in the darkness and depth. Whether it is early childhood trauma or a current life situation; an unhealthy attachment or a tragic loss; low self-worth or misguided aggression...with mindfulness, awareness and a deep and connected relationship with a counselor, we can learn to find our way again.
I believe that healing and emotional growth are ongoing processes, and that they truly continue throughout our lives. We are constantly breaking, repairing, learning. We are evolving in every moment. At times, however, we find ourselves stuck in the breakage. Unable to find the bend. Paused in the darkness and depth. Whether it is early childhood trauma or a current life situation; an unhealthy attachment or a tragic loss; low self-worth or misguided aggression...with mindfulness, awareness and a deep and connected relationship with a counselor, we can learn to find our way again.
(803) 752-3168 View (803) 752-3168
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Jill Smith & Associates Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, S
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Lexington, SC 29072
Jill Smith and Associates Counseling is a thriving, modern team of therapists with offices in Lexington and Columbia, SC. Our goal is true excellence in psychotherapy. If you have been putting off starting your therapy journey , come to JSA to see what all the fuss is about. We have room for you and can typically schedule you within a week.
Jill Smith and Associates Counseling is a thriving, modern team of therapists with offices in Lexington and Columbia, SC. Our goal is true excellence in psychotherapy. If you have been putting off starting your therapy journey , come to JSA to see what all the fuss is about. We have room for you and can typically schedule you within a week.
(803) 991-4125 View (803) 991-4125
Photo of Denise Sue Heberlein, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Lexington, SC
Denise Sue Heberlein
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC/A
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072
As human beings, we have inherent value, and we all have different needs and issues. Working collaboratively, our work will be tailored to fit your lifestyle and goals, making it individualized. This belief aids in cultivating positive and effective change in your life. My diverse background experiences in life, work, and education enable me to utilize various therapeutic interventions in all walks of life. We were not meant to live in isolation but to be in community together. When we walk together through life, this is when we are at our best, offering hope to those who may feel hopeless.
As human beings, we have inherent value, and we all have different needs and issues. Working collaboratively, our work will be tailored to fit your lifestyle and goals, making it individualized. This belief aids in cultivating positive and effective change in your life. My diverse background experiences in life, work, and education enable me to utilize various therapeutic interventions in all walks of life. We were not meant to live in isolation but to be in community together. When we walk together through life, this is when we are at our best, offering hope to those who may feel hopeless.
(803) 676-1278 View (803) 676-1278
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Joeli Mulligan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, SC 29072
Life can be difficult in a million big and small ways. I see therapy as a place to help you make sense of it where you can and learn to cope in those hard places that persist. At its core, counseling is a collaborative relationship: you bring your concerns and a willingness to actively participate in your own wellness and I bring professional training and experience as well a number of techniques and interventions that can help you meet your goals. As we work together you will see an improvement in your mood, relationships, and ability to handle all facets of life in a healthy, helpful way.
Life can be difficult in a million big and small ways. I see therapy as a place to help you make sense of it where you can and learn to cope in those hard places that persist. At its core, counseling is a collaborative relationship: you bring your concerns and a willingness to actively participate in your own wellness and I bring professional training and experience as well a number of techniques and interventions that can help you meet your goals. As we work together you will see an improvement in your mood, relationships, and ability to handle all facets of life in a healthy, helpful way.
(803) 784-4089 View (803) 784-4089
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Big Oak Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC - H
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072  (Online Only)
I am Al Thomas. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor located in South Carolina. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to work with you. My approach to therapy is to focus on building our relationship and establishing rapport before anything else. I truly believe this is the foundation of a healthy and successful therapeutic relationship. We’ll get to the clinical things and address the concerns that brought you here, but in a very welcoming and laid back way. I’m here to meet you where you’re at and help you get to being the healthiest version of yourself. Take care!
I am Al Thomas. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor located in South Carolina. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to work with you. My approach to therapy is to focus on building our relationship and establishing rapport before anything else. I truly believe this is the foundation of a healthy and successful therapeutic relationship. We’ll get to the clinical things and address the concerns that brought you here, but in a very welcoming and laid back way. I’m here to meet you where you’re at and help you get to being the healthiest version of yourself. Take care!
(815) 918-0152 View (815) 918-0152
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Helpful Perspectives Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, MA, MMHC
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072
Do you feel as though you are just coasting through life? Do you want to be more engaged and grounded in your experiences? When life becomes too hectic and confusing, we often feel frustrated, angry, and alone, and wonder “What is the point.” There is another way, another perspective! By utilizing your strengths, you will emerge from each session with a renewed sense of curiosity and excitement for what is possible. You deserve a place where you can articulate the thoughts you crowd out as quickly as possible because of self-doubt, life traumas, or even just a sense of “Why bother.” You deserve the time to explore!
Do you feel as though you are just coasting through life? Do you want to be more engaged and grounded in your experiences? When life becomes too hectic and confusing, we often feel frustrated, angry, and alone, and wonder “What is the point.” There is another way, another perspective! By utilizing your strengths, you will emerge from each session with a renewed sense of curiosity and excitement for what is possible. You deserve a place where you can articulate the thoughts you crowd out as quickly as possible because of self-doubt, life traumas, or even just a sense of “Why bother.” You deserve the time to explore!
(803) 666-0241 View (803) 666-0241
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Jenniffer Weller-White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LAC/S, NCAAC, CS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lexington, SC 29072
Not accepting new clients
I have been working with adolescents, adults, and families for over 10 years. Helping others overcome personal obstacles and live authentically is my focus. I have experience working with mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, affirming gender and sexuality, nontraditional relationships, and family systems. My focus is on working with young adults, adults, and families who are struggling with their current life situations and mental health, specifically those in the LGBTQ+ community. I also enjoy supporting the therapeutic needs of counselors and others in the helping profession.
I have been working with adolescents, adults, and families for over 10 years. Helping others overcome personal obstacles and live authentically is my focus. I have experience working with mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, affirming gender and sexuality, nontraditional relationships, and family systems. My focus is on working with young adults, adults, and families who are struggling with their current life situations and mental health, specifically those in the LGBTQ+ community. I also enjoy supporting the therapeutic needs of counselors and others in the helping profession.
(803) 426-3318 View (803) 426-3318
Photo of Sheila Mull, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lexington, SC
Sheila Mull
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EFCT
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072
If it's difficult to communicate with your partner or you are frustrated when s/he walks away, your relationship may be spinning in a negative cycle. You can make it better. At Wellness, in both the Charlotte, NC, and Lexington, SC, offices, I specialize in working with couples and individuals and would be happy to discuss what I do and how I can help. At Wellness, I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), the most effective science-based method available. Recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA), EFT is a no-blame, no-shame approach, and together, I will help you find new solutions to old problems.
If it's difficult to communicate with your partner or you are frustrated when s/he walks away, your relationship may be spinning in a negative cycle. You can make it better. At Wellness, in both the Charlotte, NC, and Lexington, SC, offices, I specialize in working with couples and individuals and would be happy to discuss what I do and how I can help. At Wellness, I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), the most effective science-based method available. Recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA), EFT is a no-blame, no-shame approach, and together, I will help you find new solutions to old problems.
(803) 866-7008 View (803) 866-7008
Photo of Katie West, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lexington, SC
Katie West
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072
Waitlist for new clients
Life is a bit crazy right now. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, fear, stress, life changes, parenting, or marital/relationship issues, it is really important to have someone you can lean on for support.
Life is a bit crazy right now. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, fear, stress, life changes, parenting, or marital/relationship issues, it is really important to have someone you can lean on for support.
(803) 258-6518 View (803) 258-6518
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Amy M Pascarella
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lexington, SC 29072
Not accepting new clients
Everyone sometimes hits some bumps in the road of life, and needs some help getting back on track. I work with people of all types, often focusing on anxieties, depression and overall life stressors that can feel overwhelming. My goal is to help you find your way to feeling better, more in control of your life and ready to face life's challenges.
Everyone sometimes hits some bumps in the road of life, and needs some help getting back on track. I work with people of all types, often focusing on anxieties, depression and overall life stressors that can feel overwhelming. My goal is to help you find your way to feeling better, more in control of your life and ready to face life's challenges.
(803) 810-0430 View (803) 810-0430
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Mari Ellen Bloing-Hart
Master Social Worker, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072
I understand how important emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health are for each of us, and I am dedicated to the process and journey to see that this is accomplished to the best of my abilities. I have been a practicing therapist for over 30 years. I have a breadth of training and experience.I am ethical,promoting high professional standards. I am caring and thorough, with a significant amount of compassion. My style is somewhat straight-forward, and I tend to tell it like I see it, hoping to help people move forward in a positive, but short term way.
I understand how important emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health are for each of us, and I am dedicated to the process and journey to see that this is accomplished to the best of my abilities. I have been a practicing therapist for over 30 years. I have a breadth of training and experience.I am ethical,promoting high professional standards. I am caring and thorough, with a significant amount of compassion. My style is somewhat straight-forward, and I tend to tell it like I see it, hoping to help people move forward in a positive, but short term way.
(803) 596-0173 View (803) 596-0173
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Carole P Nobles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072  (Online Only)
I started my career in the helping field in 2007 after completing my B.A. in Secondary Education: English from Clemson University. After teaching school for two years, I realized that children and adolescents need more assistance than I could provide in the classroom, and I went on to focus her education on counseling. I attended Webster University in Greenville to complete an M.A. in Counseling, with a focus in Community Mental Health Counseling. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2012. Throughout my counseling career I has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, focusing on children and adolescents.
I started my career in the helping field in 2007 after completing my B.A. in Secondary Education: English from Clemson University. After teaching school for two years, I realized that children and adolescents need more assistance than I could provide in the classroom, and I went on to focus her education on counseling. I attended Webster University in Greenville to complete an M.A. in Counseling, with a focus in Community Mental Health Counseling. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2012. Throughout my counseling career I has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, focusing on children and adolescents.
(803) 291-5955 View (803) 291-5955
Photo of Melissa Foster Reese, LPC Associate in Lexington, SC
Melissa Foster Reese
LPC Associate, MA, LPC/A, NCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072
I believe that everyone is worthy of compassionate care and living a life that draws from a deep well of peace, hope and joy. I hope to partner with clients who desire to navigate life's challenges in a way that feels true to who they are, honors their journey and promotes holistic well-being.
I believe that everyone is worthy of compassionate care and living a life that draws from a deep well of peace, hope and joy. I hope to partner with clients who desire to navigate life's challenges in a way that feels true to who they are, honors their journey and promotes holistic well-being.
(803) 291-5128 x5009 View (803) 291-5128 x5009
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Good Son Online Christian Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, SC 29072  (Online Only)
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly this world can beat us down. It seems that we take just one step forward, and life knocks us two steps backward. Life is hard enough as an individual, but when you add a relationship it gets down right messy. People disagree, argue, and inevitably hurt each other. Unfortunately we were created to be social beings. We were made to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. The circumstances of our lives can lead us to feel insecure, or unimportant. It's the lies we choose to believe that inevitably grow the problems that we experience. You can choose to think differently. I can help.
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly this world can beat us down. It seems that we take just one step forward, and life knocks us two steps backward. Life is hard enough as an individual, but when you add a relationship it gets down right messy. People disagree, argue, and inevitably hurt each other. Unfortunately we were created to be social beings. We were made to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. The circumstances of our lives can lead us to feel insecure, or unimportant. It's the lies we choose to believe that inevitably grow the problems that we experience. You can choose to think differently. I can help.
(803) 310-2560 View (803) 310-2560

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lexington, SC

100+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Lexington, SC who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
79% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
70% Self Esteem
68% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% Aetna
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lexington, SC see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lexington?

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.