Therapists in Marion County, SC

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Photo of Karen Louise Wright, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Marion County, SC
Karen Louise Wright
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CS, AADC, LCASA, MS
Verified
Marion, SC 29571
Truth be told! Now more than ever we need to talk. Process thoughts, feelings and every emotion under the sun. Wherever we are on the journey of life, we need to express self and work though sometimes tough terrain. We are from all walks of life, we are professionals seeking licensure, certification, we are homemakers with children, we are struggling with sobriety, we are angry and need a safe place to experience change. You desire support not judgement. You are ready for change.
Truth be told! Now more than ever we need to talk. Process thoughts, feelings and every emotion under the sun. Wherever we are on the journey of life, we need to express self and work though sometimes tough terrain. We are from all walks of life, we are professionals seeking licensure, certification, we are homemakers with children, we are struggling with sobriety, we are angry and need a safe place to experience change. You desire support not judgement. You are ready for change.
(843) 891-5035 View (843) 891-5035
Photo of Tanisha Washington, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
Tanisha Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mullins, SC 29574
Your well being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. When one or more parts of your life are experiencing conflict or trauma it can affect your physical, mental, or spiritual well being. Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation and grief can be detrimental to ones wellness. I will provide a space of understanding and support that seeks to allow you an atmosphere of positive growth. The way we will achieve growth is to work together and develop the type of therapy outlet that fits you and your needs.
Your well being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. When one or more parts of your life are experiencing conflict or trauma it can affect your physical, mental, or spiritual well being. Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation and grief can be detrimental to ones wellness. I will provide a space of understanding and support that seeks to allow you an atmosphere of positive growth. The way we will achieve growth is to work together and develop the type of therapy outlet that fits you and your needs.
(843) 428-1865 View (843) 428-1865
Photo of Misty J. Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
Misty J. Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC SC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marion, SC 29571
My approach to counseling is deeply rooted in client-centered and strengths-based philosophies. Client-Centered Therapy asserts that a relationship characterized by genuineness, unconditional positive regard (acceptance), and empathy can result in a self-directed process of growth. Essentially, with support and encouragement, we are capable of making positive changes in our lives. Specific interventions and techniques used will vary depending on your individual needs.
My approach to counseling is deeply rooted in client-centered and strengths-based philosophies. Client-Centered Therapy asserts that a relationship characterized by genuineness, unconditional positive regard (acceptance), and empathy can result in a self-directed process of growth. Essentially, with support and encouragement, we are capable of making positive changes in our lives. Specific interventions and techniques used will vary depending on your individual needs.
(843) 749-8636 View (843) 749-8636
Photo of The Sonshine Exchange Lelia Denise McKay , Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
The Sonshine Exchange Lelia Denise McKay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Marion, SC 29571
Are you lost? Lonely? Grieving? Acting or thinking in ways you don't understand? Looking for something more in your life? Not knowing what the next step is? Wanting to make big, positive changes (or even small ones) and don't know how? I love helping people explore their lives and themselves! Let's find out what's next, what's inside, what you want and who you are! We can talk, draw, play, sit... many ways to explore the issues you want to understand. Depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief & loss, childhood trauma. My goal is to help you find your best version of yourself. I LOVE helping others walk through any obstacle.
Are you lost? Lonely? Grieving? Acting or thinking in ways you don't understand? Looking for something more in your life? Not knowing what the next step is? Wanting to make big, positive changes (or even small ones) and don't know how? I love helping people explore their lives and themselves! Let's find out what's next, what's inside, what you want and who you are! We can talk, draw, play, sit... many ways to explore the issues you want to understand. Depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief & loss, childhood trauma. My goal is to help you find your best version of yourself. I LOVE helping others walk through any obstacle.
(843) 883-6620 View (843) 883-6620
Photo of Sarah Arnette Mathis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marion County, SC
Sarah Arnette Mathis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Marion, SC 29571
As a social worker, I believe in treating the "whole person". That is, taking a look at how connections between all aspects of one's life play into wellness. I believe in the potential of all individuals to grow and learn and enjoy walking with my clients through the journey of personal improvement. In my career, I have experience in the field of medical social work, intensive in-home treatment for individuals with severe persistent mental illness, and in private practice with adolescents and adults.
As a social worker, I believe in treating the "whole person". That is, taking a look at how connections between all aspects of one's life play into wellness. I believe in the potential of all individuals to grow and learn and enjoy walking with my clients through the journey of personal improvement. In my career, I have experience in the field of medical social work, intensive in-home treatment for individuals with severe persistent mental illness, and in private practice with adolescents and adults.
(843) 418-4139 View (843) 418-4139
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Bright Future Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Marion, SC 29571
Not accepting new clients
Today is the day for you to get help with the challenges that you have with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, children, relationships, etc. Are you at a crossroad in your life looking for answers and relief from things that stress or overwhelm you? Has everyday life for you, your family, or kids become too much to handle. Everyone has been there at some point in life. We're here to help. Bright Future Counseling is here to help you reach your goals and overcome obstacles in your life.
Today is the day for you to get help with the challenges that you have with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, children, relationships, etc. Are you at a crossroad in your life looking for answers and relief from things that stress or overwhelm you? Has everyday life for you, your family, or kids become too much to handle. Everyone has been there at some point in life. We're here to help. Bright Future Counseling is here to help you reach your goals and overcome obstacles in your life.
(843) 940-7762 View (843) 940-7762
Photo of Lecole Johnson Sanders, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marion County, SC
Lecole Johnson Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, RPT-S
Verified
6 Endorsed
Marion, SC 29571
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I primarily use play therapy techniques and cognitive-behavioral techniques in my practice. I have experience working with children with Asperger's, ADHD, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Traumatic Grief reactions, anxiety, depression and a history of Trauma. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, disabilities, ADHD, and difficulties adjusting to medical problems.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I primarily use play therapy techniques and cognitive-behavioral techniques in my practice. I have experience working with children with Asperger's, ADHD, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Traumatic Grief reactions, anxiety, depression and a history of Trauma. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, disabilities, ADHD, and difficulties adjusting to medical problems.
(843) 627-4083 View (843) 627-4083
Photo of Pshanda Pugh, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
Pshanda Pugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Marion, SC 29571  (Online Only)
YOUR LIFE HAS PURPOSE!! Life happens to everyone and when it happens to you I am here to help. Let me help you through the difficult times. Grief/Loss, infidelity, feeling hopeless, or overwhelmed. I'm here for you. You can find PEACE and HAPPINESS. My approach is tailored specifically for YOU, helping you to feel comfortable and supported as we journey together to make you the best that you can be. Trials and tribulations may come but you aren't alone. I'm here to help. My desire is to support you through these difficult times shining a light of HOPE!
YOUR LIFE HAS PURPOSE!! Life happens to everyone and when it happens to you I am here to help. Let me help you through the difficult times. Grief/Loss, infidelity, feeling hopeless, or overwhelmed. I'm here for you. You can find PEACE and HAPPINESS. My approach is tailored specifically for YOU, helping you to feel comfortable and supported as we journey together to make you the best that you can be. Trials and tribulations may come but you aren't alone. I'm here to help. My desire is to support you through these difficult times shining a light of HOPE!
(843) 203-8741 View (843) 203-8741
Photo of 2nd Chance Counseling, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
2nd Chance Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, LPC
Verified
Marion, SC 29571
2nd Chance Counseling, LLC exists to assist its clients in Reaffirming, Restoring, and Reconnecting relationships by working with and helping individuals to create the lives they want and deserve in a meaningful and responsible manner. We encourage each of our clients to "Embrace Life Responsibly." In doing so, we offer confidentiality and privacy for each client in that he/she feels safe to share and process issues, their needs, and create achievable and realistic goals for themselves.
2nd Chance Counseling, LLC exists to assist its clients in Reaffirming, Restoring, and Reconnecting relationships by working with and helping individuals to create the lives they want and deserve in a meaningful and responsible manner. We encourage each of our clients to "Embrace Life Responsibly." In doing so, we offer confidentiality and privacy for each client in that he/she feels safe to share and process issues, their needs, and create achievable and realistic goals for themselves.
(843) 438-1496 View (843) 438-1496
Photo of Carisa M. Gerald, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
Carisa M. Gerald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Marion, SC 29571
Waitlist for new clients
Heart to Heart Empowerment Services, LLC was founded by Carisa M. Gerald, LPC in June 2019 and specializes in “Healing Hearts, Empowering Minds, and Restoring Relationships One Encounter at A Time.” I have provided Individual, Family, and Group Therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Some of my special interests include: anxiety, depression, grief, stress/anger management, relationships, and self-esteem. I view therapy as a partnership and enjoy working with individuals that are ready to commit to their healing journey.
Heart to Heart Empowerment Services, LLC was founded by Carisa M. Gerald, LPC in June 2019 and specializes in “Healing Hearts, Empowering Minds, and Restoring Relationships One Encounter at A Time.” I have provided Individual, Family, and Group Therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Some of my special interests include: anxiety, depression, grief, stress/anger management, relationships, and self-esteem. I view therapy as a partnership and enjoy working with individuals that are ready to commit to their healing journey.
(843) 731-9016 View (843) 731-9016

Online Therapists

Photo of Irene Lagan Chambers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
Irene Lagan Chambers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA , LPC
Verified
Charleston, SC 29414
Not accepting new clients. Therapy is a place where people can learn to identify core issues and limiting beliefs, and work toward resolution and healing. My passion for counseling comes from my core belief that there is inherent goodness and beauty in each person, as well as my own journey of faith and healing. As a therapist it is my privilege to work alongside individuals and families experiencing a wide rage of difficulties. My clients include individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, self esteem, grief, loss and other difficulties, often resulting from unresolved trauma and life challenges.
Not accepting new clients. Therapy is a place where people can learn to identify core issues and limiting beliefs, and work toward resolution and healing. My passion for counseling comes from my core belief that there is inherent goodness and beauty in each person, as well as my own journey of faith and healing. As a therapist it is my privilege to work alongside individuals and families experiencing a wide rage of difficulties. My clients include individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, self esteem, grief, loss and other difficulties, often resulting from unresolved trauma and life challenges.
(843) 258-4265 View (843) 258-4265
Photo of Karen E Lewis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
Karen E Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am currently accepting new clients. Your new life begins here! Helping you to improve your quality of life is my passion. I specialize in substance abuse, trauma, anxiety and depression; and helping individuals become more resilient to manage the challenges in their lives. I have many years of clinical, educational, and personal experience in working with clients struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression, codependency and relationship issues. I am experienced in providing therapy to individuals by delivering comprehensive support and healing to those struggling with a variety of mental health issues.
I am currently accepting new clients. Your new life begins here! Helping you to improve your quality of life is my passion. I specialize in substance abuse, trauma, anxiety and depression; and helping individuals become more resilient to manage the challenges in their lives. I have many years of clinical, educational, and personal experience in working with clients struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression, codependency and relationship issues. I am experienced in providing therapy to individuals by delivering comprehensive support and healing to those struggling with a variety of mental health issues.
(843) 547-5017 View (843) 547-5017
Photo of Leslie Sorce, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marion County, SC
Leslie Sorce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leslie is part of Low Country Behavioral Health LLC. Seeking support can be a difficult and a courageous decision. Deepening your self-awareness and understanding your journey can be a very impactful process. She believes in focusing on your strengths by truly valuing and honoring the individuals’ experience. She is a dedicated and compassionate therapist, with a focus on evidence-based practices. Leslie specializes in anxiety disorders, trauma, life transitions, stress management, and eating disorders. Leslie brings a comprehensive understanding of these complex issues to her practice.
Leslie is part of Low Country Behavioral Health LLC. Seeking support can be a difficult and a courageous decision. Deepening your self-awareness and understanding your journey can be a very impactful process. She believes in focusing on your strengths by truly valuing and honoring the individuals’ experience. She is a dedicated and compassionate therapist, with a focus on evidence-based practices. Leslie specializes in anxiety disorders, trauma, life transitions, stress management, and eating disorders. Leslie brings a comprehensive understanding of these complex issues to her practice.
(843) 350-8368 View (843) 350-8368
Photo of Dr. Michele Akers-Woody, Psychologist in Marion County, SC
Dr. Michele Akers-Woody
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
LIFE IS STRESSFUL! Have the demands of life simply become too overwhelming? Have there been times when you wondered why you feel the way you do and wondered if you were crazy? Have you asked yourself, "Why does life have to be so hard?" If so, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Whether you feel stressed-out, anxious, depressed or are simply not coping as effectively in life as you would like, THERE IS HOPE! I am here to help guide, coach, and support you through a journey of empowerment where you will gain insight and knowledge, learn ways of healthy coping, make changes, and achieve overall well-being and wellness to live life to its fullest!
LIFE IS STRESSFUL! Have the demands of life simply become too overwhelming? Have there been times when you wondered why you feel the way you do and wondered if you were crazy? Have you asked yourself, "Why does life have to be so hard?" If so, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Whether you feel stressed-out, anxious, depressed or are simply not coping as effectively in life as you would like, THERE IS HOPE! I am here to help guide, coach, and support you through a journey of empowerment where you will gain insight and knowledge, learn ways of healthy coping, make changes, and achieve overall well-being and wellness to live life to its fullest!
(843) 834-1819 View (843) 834-1819
Photo of Alandria Mustafa, Counselor in Marion County, SC
Alandria Mustafa
Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29407
Quick Note: I do not accept insurance....Hey and Welcome! As a therapist, my primary goal is to create a space where my clients can show up as their authentic selves and address the various challenges that are creating a sense of hardship and emotional difficulty in their lives. I seek to facilitate an environment where you can feel empowered and liberated. My hope is that, through a non-judgmental and self-compassion based lens, we can thoughtfully reflect on how to construct a life that feels worth living and offers great fulfillment, while mindfully considering the barriers that get in the way of easily doing so.
Quick Note: I do not accept insurance....Hey and Welcome! As a therapist, my primary goal is to create a space where my clients can show up as their authentic selves and address the various challenges that are creating a sense of hardship and emotional difficulty in their lives. I seek to facilitate an environment where you can feel empowered and liberated. My hope is that, through a non-judgmental and self-compassion based lens, we can thoughtfully reflect on how to construct a life that feels worth living and offers great fulfillment, while mindfully considering the barriers that get in the way of easily doing so.
(843) 892-5040 View (843) 892-5040
Photo of Cat Semmes, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Marion County, SC
Cat Semmes
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, EdS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201
As a clinician with experience working with adolescents, college students, adults, and couples, I want my clients to feel heard and validated, without fear of judgment. My journey as a counselor began by studying psychology and counseling to understand my own thoughts and behaviors, knowledge which I now use to help others do the same. Using cognitive behavioral, emotionally-focused, and family systems therapies, I promise to meet you where you are for support.
As a clinician with experience working with adolescents, college students, adults, and couples, I want my clients to feel heard and validated, without fear of judgment. My journey as a counselor began by studying psychology and counseling to understand my own thoughts and behaviors, knowledge which I now use to help others do the same. Using cognitive behavioral, emotionally-focused, and family systems therapies, I promise to meet you where you are for support.
(803) 590-9963 View (803) 590-9963
Photo of Karis Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Marion County, SC
Karis Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
Columbia, SC 29205
I believe that every person has a set of unique skills and the ability to learn more, unique challenges and the ability to overcome them. I have trained to be an asset to those facing anxiety, trauma, grief, and readjustment challenges, especially within the military community. No challenge is too difficult with the right skills and support.
I believe that every person has a set of unique skills and the ability to learn more, unique challenges and the ability to overcome them. I have trained to be an asset to those facing anxiety, trauma, grief, and readjustment challenges, especially within the military community. No challenge is too difficult with the right skills and support.
(803) 784-3728 View (803) 784-3728
Photo of Jamie Bush, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
Jamie Bush
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Are you feeling stuck and searching for more tranquility within your life? I believe in the importance of looking through a wide lens to discuss what has happened during your lifetime rather than what is wrong with you in this moment. Our experiences shape how we think, feel, and behave and how our teamwork in therapy can provide a safe and judgement-free space. Are you a parent struggling to understand and manage your adolescent's behaviors and emotions? Being and adolescent can be challenging even without negative, external influences.
Are you feeling stuck and searching for more tranquility within your life? I believe in the importance of looking through a wide lens to discuss what has happened during your lifetime rather than what is wrong with you in this moment. Our experiences shape how we think, feel, and behave and how our teamwork in therapy can provide a safe and judgement-free space. Are you a parent struggling to understand and manage your adolescent's behaviors and emotions? Being and adolescent can be challenging even without negative, external influences.
(412) 324-7997 View (412) 324-7997
Photo of Ken Kelly, Counselor in Marion County, SC
Ken Kelly
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Columbia, SC 29205
Ken has always enjoyed helping others with their anxieties and interpersonal challenges and finds it particularly rewarding as a counselor when clients move towards healing and wholeness in their relationships. His relational approach and gentle demeanor provide a non-threatening atmosphere for clients to explore the “hard” places of life and discover meaningful ways to address them. While Ken has experience with a variety of therapeutic needs, his passion lies with interpersonal challenges – including pre-marital and marital conflict, children experiencing trauma, as well as guiding clients through the process of forgiveness.
Ken has always enjoyed helping others with their anxieties and interpersonal challenges and finds it particularly rewarding as a counselor when clients move towards healing and wholeness in their relationships. His relational approach and gentle demeanor provide a non-threatening atmosphere for clients to explore the “hard” places of life and discover meaningful ways to address them. While Ken has experience with a variety of therapeutic needs, his passion lies with interpersonal challenges – including pre-marital and marital conflict, children experiencing trauma, as well as guiding clients through the process of forgiveness.
(803) 310-2330 View (803) 310-2330
Photo of Jacquie Atkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, SC
Jacquie Atkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Charleston, SC 29414
Ready for change? Tired of being stuck in the same cycle with your children or spouse? I have a diverse background working with children and families affected by divorce and also the foster care system. This includes trauma focused care with teens and adults. Working with families that have non-straight loved ones has given me the opportunity to see relationship restoration. I offer a career full of experience working with individuals, couples and families to adjust to life transitions.
Ready for change? Tired of being stuck in the same cycle with your children or spouse? I have a diverse background working with children and families affected by divorce and also the foster care system. This includes trauma focused care with teens and adults. Working with families that have non-straight loved ones has given me the opportunity to see relationship restoration. I offer a career full of experience working with individuals, couples and families to adjust to life transitions.
(843) 905-3932 View (843) 905-3932

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Number of Therapists in Marion County, SC

10+

Average cost per session

$105

Therapists in Marion County, SC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
90% Grief
90% Behavioral Issues
80% Parenting
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Anger Management

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
89% Medicaid
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Marion County, SC see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marion 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.