Therapists in Seneca, SC

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Jeremy Nunnelley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29678  (Online Only)
With over 16 years experience as a licensed therapist, I'm passionate about building rapport and, from this basis, providing high-quality treatment. In working with couples, I maintain a good therapeutic relationship with both clients and take a balanced approach where each partner is empowered to speak up and share in their progress. When working with anxiety, I assist clients in defining what anxiety is and what it does so that they can recognize and challenge it as they develop new coping skills. In treating trauma, I help clients feel empowered to step into their work before starting Brainspotting or EMDR sessions.
With over 16 years experience as a licensed therapist, I'm passionate about building rapport and, from this basis, providing high-quality treatment. In working with couples, I maintain a good therapeutic relationship with both clients and take a balanced approach where each partner is empowered to speak up and share in their progress. When working with anxiety, I assist clients in defining what anxiety is and what it does so that they can recognize and challenge it as they develop new coping skills. In treating trauma, I help clients feel empowered to step into their work before starting Brainspotting or EMDR sessions.
(706) 489-0899 View (706) 489-0899
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William (Bill) Reynolds Jr.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29672
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I specialize in couples who are seeking marriage enrichment, or trying to overcome difficulties in their relationships, or learning how to connect emotionally. I also work with individuals. My goal is to help clients in their struggles, which will help them reach their full potential in society. I know that life is a journey and sometimes we can get stuck in life. I provide a safe environment where the clients can learn and work on coping skills, so they will feel empowered in life. I focus on goals that the clients want to work on without feeling judged.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I specialize in couples who are seeking marriage enrichment, or trying to overcome difficulties in their relationships, or learning how to connect emotionally. I also work with individuals. My goal is to help clients in their struggles, which will help them reach their full potential in society. I know that life is a journey and sometimes we can get stuck in life. I provide a safe environment where the clients can learn and work on coping skills, so they will feel empowered in life. I focus on goals that the clients want to work on without feeling judged.
(864) 513-8948 View (864) 513-8948
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Erin Holtzclaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seneca, SC 29678  (Online Only)
In each person's life a little rain must fall. At times, however, it may feel as though you are ill equipped to weather the storm. Gaining new coping skills, strengthening self-esteem and adopting new behaviors are just some of the possible outcomes of successful counseling. I consider it an honor to hear your story and work with you towards change. Whether you are battling anxiety, low self-esteem, going through a transition such as a career change or are dealing with past wounds, my hope is that you'll find a safe place to land as we work together to find a place that brings fulfillment and helps you reach your goals.
In each person's life a little rain must fall. At times, however, it may feel as though you are ill equipped to weather the storm. Gaining new coping skills, strengthening self-esteem and adopting new behaviors are just some of the possible outcomes of successful counseling. I consider it an honor to hear your story and work with you towards change. Whether you are battling anxiety, low self-esteem, going through a transition such as a career change or are dealing with past wounds, my hope is that you'll find a safe place to land as we work together to find a place that brings fulfillment and helps you reach your goals.
(864) 523-0472 View (864) 523-0472
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Karen Slaton
LPC Intern, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29678
Ms Slaton serves ages 18 and up who have experienced abuse and trauma in their lives. Her eclectic approach to therapy gives Ms Slaton flexibility in the types of interventions and therapeutic models she can employ to assist clients in moving on from their trauma, discovering their purpose, and finding joy in their lives. In her free time, Ms Slaton enjoys watching a good college football game, some professional baseball games, and NASCAR racing, working on classic cars, boating/jetskis, attending classic rock concerts, and cruising/international travel in addition to relaxing at home with her husband and 6 cats.
Ms Slaton serves ages 18 and up who have experienced abuse and trauma in their lives. Her eclectic approach to therapy gives Ms Slaton flexibility in the types of interventions and therapeutic models she can employ to assist clients in moving on from their trauma, discovering their purpose, and finding joy in their lives. In her free time, Ms Slaton enjoys watching a good college football game, some professional baseball games, and NASCAR racing, working on classic cars, boating/jetskis, attending classic rock concerts, and cruising/international travel in addition to relaxing at home with her husband and 6 cats.
(864) 756-9114 View (864) 756-9114
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MakeSPACE Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seneca, SC 29678  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns over and over again in your personal life, professional life, and in your day to day routines? Does it feel like you're working against yourself even though you KNOW what the problem is you can't seem to break out of how you're feeling? Therapy provides a space where you name and address barriers to change. I have over seven years of experience working with a wide variety of struggles, including complex trauma, addiction, anxiety, and depression. Most importantly I apply a holistic approach and collaborate with clients on how you can lead your best life, as you define it.
Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns over and over again in your personal life, professional life, and in your day to day routines? Does it feel like you're working against yourself even though you KNOW what the problem is you can't seem to break out of how you're feeling? Therapy provides a space where you name and address barriers to change. I have over seven years of experience working with a wide variety of struggles, including complex trauma, addiction, anxiety, and depression. Most importantly I apply a holistic approach and collaborate with clients on how you can lead your best life, as you define it.
(864) 713-9943 View (864) 713-9943
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Dawn Boulas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seneca, SC 29678
I would like to work with you on your mental health journey. My experiences have taught me empathy and compassion. Safety and curiosity are used when exploring ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Together we can safely approach the thoughts, feelings and sensations moving within the body. I use evidence-based therapy models like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative, CBT and Solution-Focused Therapies to help clients safely move toward change. I focus on the strengths and needs of the client. You are able to feel empowered in your life. Together healing is possible.
I would like to work with you on your mental health journey. My experiences have taught me empathy and compassion. Safety and curiosity are used when exploring ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Together we can safely approach the thoughts, feelings and sensations moving within the body. I use evidence-based therapy models like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative, CBT and Solution-Focused Therapies to help clients safely move toward change. I focus on the strengths and needs of the client. You are able to feel empowered in your life. Together healing is possible.
(475) 242-8135 View (475) 242-8135
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Kellie Lassig
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29678  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Kellie, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I am licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina. Some of the individuals I work with are those who have experienced anxiety, depression, stress, social anxiety, and/or other life changes/adjustments. I am a big believer in identifying what works for each individual. No single person is the same as another. I do my best to meet clients where they are and also work to provide a safe, open, and non-judgmental environment for them.
Hello! I'm Kellie, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I am licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina. Some of the individuals I work with are those who have experienced anxiety, depression, stress, social anxiety, and/or other life changes/adjustments. I am a big believer in identifying what works for each individual. No single person is the same as another. I do my best to meet clients where they are and also work to provide a safe, open, and non-judgmental environment for them.
(864) 351-4206 View (864) 351-4206
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Carolina Counseling Professionals
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, RPT-S, LISW-CP, LMSW
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29678
Here at Carolina Counseling Professionals, we will work with you to help you develop the strategies you need to get back on the path that leads to happiness and success. Together, we will work to address the issues you are facing so that you can feel confident and ready to take on a new direction in life. We will work closely to analyze what struggles you are facing, their underlying causes, and try to change the behaviors and thought patterns that are keeping you from being the person you want to be. If you're ready to get back on the path that leads to a more fulfilling life, then you've come to the right place.
Here at Carolina Counseling Professionals, we will work with you to help you develop the strategies you need to get back on the path that leads to happiness and success. Together, we will work to address the issues you are facing so that you can feel confident and ready to take on a new direction in life. We will work closely to analyze what struggles you are facing, their underlying causes, and try to change the behaviors and thought patterns that are keeping you from being the person you want to be. If you're ready to get back on the path that leads to a more fulfilling life, then you've come to the right place.
(864) 973-1359 View (864) 973-1359
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Cheryl Smart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29678
Not accepting new clients
I truly believe there is an innate wisdom in each of us waiting to be heard. We are designed to heal and to evolve. My goal is to engage with you in exploring what you want to achieve and understand what is in the way of your success. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Seneca SC. I have been providing professional counseling services for over 30 years. My approach is integrative with the intention of working with what resonates with you. I believe it is our nature is to seek connection, a sense of belonging, and happiness.
I truly believe there is an innate wisdom in each of us waiting to be heard. We are designed to heal and to evolve. My goal is to engage with you in exploring what you want to achieve and understand what is in the way of your success. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Seneca SC. I have been providing professional counseling services for over 30 years. My approach is integrative with the intention of working with what resonates with you. I believe it is our nature is to seek connection, a sense of belonging, and happiness.
(864) 571-1858 View (864) 571-1858
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Chana Ashlan Land
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seneca, SC 29678
Change is a choice. I believe everyone, at some point in our lives, can benefit from counseling and make positive changes. Life happens and it can be very, very difficult and even totally overwhelming from time to time. Counseling can help you navigate through those challenging times no matter the circumstances. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, overcoming abuse or a history of violence, behavioral issues, grief, difficulty adjusting, or just need to learn more healthy and effective coping skills, do consider giving counseling a try. If you want to change and are willing to truly try, that is all it takes.
Change is a choice. I believe everyone, at some point in our lives, can benefit from counseling and make positive changes. Life happens and it can be very, very difficult and even totally overwhelming from time to time. Counseling can help you navigate through those challenging times no matter the circumstances. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, overcoming abuse or a history of violence, behavioral issues, grief, difficulty adjusting, or just need to learn more healthy and effective coping skills, do consider giving counseling a try. If you want to change and are willing to truly try, that is all it takes.
(864) 712-7218 View (864) 712-7218
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Nan W Cooley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29672
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about children, teens, and parents. I chose to specialize in Child Clinical Psychology because I find children and adolescents to be fun to work with and incredibly strong and inspiring. I particularly enjoy working with those with anxiety and mood difficulties, and have extensive experience working with those with a history of traumatic experiences including abuse. Psychologists are extensively trained in both diagnostics - identifying disorders - and therapy, as well as how to use one to guide the other. I gather information from all areas of child's life to understand the child as a whole person.
I am passionate about children, teens, and parents. I chose to specialize in Child Clinical Psychology because I find children and adolescents to be fun to work with and incredibly strong and inspiring. I particularly enjoy working with those with anxiety and mood difficulties, and have extensive experience working with those with a history of traumatic experiences including abuse. Psychologists are extensively trained in both diagnostics - identifying disorders - and therapy, as well as how to use one to guide the other. I gather information from all areas of child's life to understand the child as a whole person.
(864) 778-7883 View (864) 778-7883
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Bespin Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCS, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seneca, SC 29678
** EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE ** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** I have worked with Individuals and Family Systems since 2003. I enjoy working with family systems, parent child relationships, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Often times we can feel anxious or sad about some parts of our life and need someone to talk with about how we are feeling.
** EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE ** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** I have worked with Individuals and Family Systems since 2003. I enjoy working with family systems, parent child relationships, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Often times we can feel anxious or sad about some parts of our life and need someone to talk with about how we are feeling.
(864) 633-2967 View (864) 633-2967
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Debra 'Dee Dee' Culbertson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LPCS, LAC, SSPS
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29672
Not accepting new clients
"Like many of us that consult with a physician for ourselves and our family's physical needs, I would like to be the licensed therapist you consult with for you and your family's emotional needs." Please contact me via email for the quickest response at magnoliafamilycounseling@gmail.com.
"Like many of us that consult with a physician for ourselves and our family's physical needs, I would like to be the licensed therapist you consult with for you and your family's emotional needs." Please contact me via email for the quickest response at magnoliafamilycounseling@gmail.com.
(864) 504-6327 View (864) 504-6327
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Susan Jenkins
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29678  (Online Only)
Sometimes it's difficult to keep up with the stress of life's demands. Sometimes it’s hard to find balance to ENJOY the fullness of life. Maybe the people and places that were supposed to be the safest (family, home, church) are where you felt most wounded. One leading therapist, Esther Perel, states, “The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.” Our relationships and our life stories are the biggest influences on who we become. You have a captivating life story. You might not believe it, but it's true! I would love to learn about your story, past and present, and to hear your dreams for your future.
Sometimes it's difficult to keep up with the stress of life's demands. Sometimes it’s hard to find balance to ENJOY the fullness of life. Maybe the people and places that were supposed to be the safest (family, home, church) are where you felt most wounded. One leading therapist, Esther Perel, states, “The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.” Our relationships and our life stories are the biggest influences on who we become. You have a captivating life story. You might not believe it, but it's true! I would love to learn about your story, past and present, and to hear your dreams for your future.
(864) 528-4179 View (864) 528-4179
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Paulette Herbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LISW-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29678
Lonely, anxious, depressed, frustrated, angry, confused? Psychotherapy can be an important step toward seeking change, resolving issues and focusing on personal growth. Each person who begins therapy has different needs and goals making the therapeutic relationship unique. Life brings challenges, obstacles and burdens that can cause many feelings and emotions; sometimes paralyzing us towards a direction. Therapy is not a mystery but rather a process where healing is facilitated in a caring environment.
Lonely, anxious, depressed, frustrated, angry, confused? Psychotherapy can be an important step toward seeking change, resolving issues and focusing on personal growth. Each person who begins therapy has different needs and goals making the therapeutic relationship unique. Life brings challenges, obstacles and burdens that can cause many feelings and emotions; sometimes paralyzing us towards a direction. Therapy is not a mystery but rather a process where healing is facilitated in a caring environment.
(864) 973-1359 View (864) 973-1359
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Stephanie Z Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29678
Waitlist for new clients
Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Addictions Counselor; She trained and served as a sexual assault crisis counselor for the state of Connecticut before relocating to South Carolina in 2015. She sees clients ranged from adolescent to geriatric age. Her areas of interest include trauma, anxiety, and addiction. Utilizing a multitude of therapies and interventions- she helps her clients become “unstuck” from their traumas and find joy and purpose in their lives.
Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Addictions Counselor; She trained and served as a sexual assault crisis counselor for the state of Connecticut before relocating to South Carolina in 2015. She sees clients ranged from adolescent to geriatric age. Her areas of interest include trauma, anxiety, and addiction. Utilizing a multitude of therapies and interventions- she helps her clients become “unstuck” from their traumas and find joy and purpose in their lives.
(864) 712-7497 View (864) 712-7497
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Susan P Shafer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seneca, SC 29672  (Online Only)
As a dually licensed professional counselor and clinical addiction specialist, I have been in practice for over twenty-five years. My strengths include providing warmth, compassion and connection. I have worked with a wide range of adult challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma psychosis and substance abuse.
As a dually licensed professional counselor and clinical addiction specialist, I have been in practice for over twenty-five years. My strengths include providing warmth, compassion and connection. I have worked with a wide range of adult challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma psychosis and substance abuse.
(910) 791-5719 View (910) 791-5719
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Virginia Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seneca, SC 29678
Navigating the rocky terrain of early adulthood can be both amazing and brutal all at the same time. One day you understand why people tell you "these are the best days of your life," and other days, you feel certain your life is moving forward without you. ​​​The average twenty-something experiences a tremendous amount of stress that is often misunderstood by others. As they say, the struggle is real! I work with college students and young professionals who find themselves overwhelmed and thinking in circles. I know how hard you work to keep it all together, maintaining an image of high performance and achievement.
Navigating the rocky terrain of early adulthood can be both amazing and brutal all at the same time. One day you understand why people tell you "these are the best days of your life," and other days, you feel certain your life is moving forward without you. ​​​The average twenty-something experiences a tremendous amount of stress that is often misunderstood by others. As they say, the struggle is real! I work with college students and young professionals who find themselves overwhelmed and thinking in circles. I know how hard you work to keep it all together, maintaining an image of high performance and achievement.
(864) 613-4128 View (864) 613-4128
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Nicole Elena Grimm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29672
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and art therapist I create a safe, welcoming environment that will enable you to create positive change in your life, family and community. Working together we will identify avenues to engage in a value driven life. At times feelings of anxiety and depression act as barriers to our goals and values. Through a variety of techniques, such as mindfulness, ACT (acceptance & commitment therapy) and art therapy these barriers can be eliminated.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and art therapist I create a safe, welcoming environment that will enable you to create positive change in your life, family and community. Working together we will identify avenues to engage in a value driven life. At times feelings of anxiety and depression act as barriers to our goals and values. Through a variety of techniques, such as mindfulness, ACT (acceptance & commitment therapy) and art therapy these barriers can be eliminated.
(864) 810-6361 View (864) 810-6361
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Counseling & Psychological Services of the Upstate
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seneca, SC 29679
Not accepting new clients
As a psychologist, I help clients address barriers to wellness and realize their potential by promoting insight and healthy coping in an emotionally safe context. My goal is to elicit your feedback about your experience and to tailor treatment to your needs. Regardless of the source of the problem or the various ways it can be addressed, I believe that the therapeutic relationship serves as the foundation for effective counseling and treatment.
As a psychologist, I help clients address barriers to wellness and realize their potential by promoting insight and healthy coping in an emotionally safe context. My goal is to elicit your feedback about your experience and to tailor treatment to your needs. Regardless of the source of the problem or the various ways it can be addressed, I believe that the therapeutic relationship serves as the foundation for effective counseling and treatment.
(864) 301-8817 View (864) 301-8817
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Number of Therapists in Seneca, SC

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Seneca, SC who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
85% Coping Skills
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
82% Life Transitions
79% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
63% Aetna
63% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Seneca, SC see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Seneca?

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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.