Therapists in Surfside Beach, SC

Photo of Michele Gallagher Counseling And Consultation Llc, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Surfside Beach, SC
Michele Gallagher Gallagher Counseling And Consultation Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, S, NC-LCSW
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Do you feel like your mind never turns off and the more you think the less clear things get? Or do you have constant fear and anxiety that prevent you from living life to your fullest? Does life always seem so stressful? This is not what you envisioned for yourself and you are worth living a happy fulfilled life. Once you gain awareness and clarity, the clutter of fear and sadness can clear and steps can be taken to change course.
Do you feel like your mind never turns off and the more you think the less clear things get? Or do you have constant fear and anxiety that prevent you from living life to your fullest? Does life always seem so stressful? This is not what you envisioned for yourself and you are worth living a happy fulfilled life. Once you gain awareness and clarity, the clutter of fear and sadness can clear and steps can be taken to change course.
(910) 520-8358 View (910) 520-8358
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Jennie M Cassidy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Waitlist for new clients
I provide compassionate psychological services to adults, specializing in anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and relationships. Sometimes life is really hard and we get stuck in the way we think, feel, and act; or we struggle to cope with what life has thrown at us. My approach is to help you feel heard and partner with you to develop new ways to see yourself and the world. Together we work to understand you and your life, and then identify ways to help you become a happier and healthier you. If you don’t quite understand what is going wrong, I utilize psychological testing to help you figure it out.
I provide compassionate psychological services to adults, specializing in anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and relationships. Sometimes life is really hard and we get stuck in the way we think, feel, and act; or we struggle to cope with what life has thrown at us. My approach is to help you feel heard and partner with you to develop new ways to see yourself and the world. Together we work to understand you and your life, and then identify ways to help you become a happier and healthier you. If you don’t quite understand what is going wrong, I utilize psychological testing to help you figure it out.
(843) 268-4533 View (843) 268-4533
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Coastal Counseling Solutions, Susan McLean
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I can help you to understand how your thoughts, feelings, behavior are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. The use of humor in CBT is encouraged. We look for practical ways to improve your daily state of mind.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I can help you to understand how your thoughts, feelings, behavior are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. The use of humor in CBT is encouraged. We look for practical ways to improve your daily state of mind.
(843) 279-8457 View (843) 279-8457
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Lori Malkasian
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Life sometimes hands us situations that are just too difficult to deal with on our own. The good news is that you don't have to! Together we can discuss the issues that you are struggling with to find more effective strategies to manage these difficulties. I specialize in work with adolescents and treat a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety and anger problems. Sometimes it just takes an outside perspective to help you gain a better understanding of what is going on in your life. I'm happy to help you work through these difficulties.
Life sometimes hands us situations that are just too difficult to deal with on our own. The good news is that you don't have to! Together we can discuss the issues that you are struggling with to find more effective strategies to manage these difficulties. I specialize in work with adolescents and treat a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety and anger problems. Sometimes it just takes an outside perspective to help you gain a better understanding of what is going on in your life. I'm happy to help you work through these difficulties.
(843) 242-0008 View (843) 242-0008
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Erika Pomerantz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575  (Online Only)
I commonly work with individuals that are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and family or relationship related difficulties. My experience is with adolescents and adults, also focusing on family dynamics as a whole. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a treatment specifically for designed to alleviate distressing memories that may be related to trauma.
I commonly work with individuals that are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and family or relationship related difficulties. My experience is with adolescents and adults, also focusing on family dynamics as a whole. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a treatment specifically for designed to alleviate distressing memories that may be related to trauma.
(843) 396-8747 View (843) 396-8747
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Kristine J Kupcha
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
My passion is to help individuals live the quality life they want by using a person centered approach. I take the time to look at the whole person- patterns of behaviors, diet, physical activity and strengths, taking a holistic approach to treatment. I work with clients to develop a plan to improve quality of life and make the changes they want to make. A healthy mind is a key element to a healthy life.
My passion is to help individuals live the quality life they want by using a person centered approach. I take the time to look at the whole person- patterns of behaviors, diet, physical activity and strengths, taking a holistic approach to treatment. I work with clients to develop a plan to improve quality of life and make the changes they want to make. A healthy mind is a key element to a healthy life.
(843) 905-3154 View (843) 905-3154
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Nicole M Barakat
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
I work with children with learning, behavioral and emotional needs and their parents. If you are struggling with your child's behavior, feel that your family and friends do not understand your child or are judging your parenting, and have "tried everything," I would like to offer a safe place for you and your child to talk and get support. If you have concerns with your child's learning process and suspect that your child may have a learning disability, ADHD, or Autism, a psychological evaluation can help to identify strengths and weaknesses, factors that impede learning, and may result in a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
I work with children with learning, behavioral and emotional needs and their parents. If you are struggling with your child's behavior, feel that your family and friends do not understand your child or are judging your parenting, and have "tried everything," I would like to offer a safe place for you and your child to talk and get support. If you have concerns with your child's learning process and suspect that your child may have a learning disability, ADHD, or Autism, a psychological evaluation can help to identify strengths and weaknesses, factors that impede learning, and may result in a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
(843) 865-6912 View (843) 865-6912
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Paul Malkasian
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Life can be really stressful..... I Can Help! Learning how to cope with these stressors can make life a whole lot easier. Whether you are struggling with divorce, issues in your marriage, depression, getting along with your kids or family, or issues at work, sometimes you just need someone to talk to. I provide solution focused counseling to help get your life back on track quickly!
Life can be really stressful..... I Can Help! Learning how to cope with these stressors can make life a whole lot easier. Whether you are struggling with divorce, issues in your marriage, depression, getting along with your kids or family, or issues at work, sometimes you just need someone to talk to. I provide solution focused counseling to help get your life back on track quickly!
(843) 905-3469 View (843) 905-3469
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Estrella Mountain Life Coaching, LLC
MS, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfside Beach, SC 29575  (Online Only)
Same week appointments available. I offer rates as low as $60/session so you can get the help you need now. I am a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran. I was a licensed counselor for over 12yrs and finally started my own coaching practice 6 years ago to get you the help you need today, not cut you off because of policies and insurance restrictions. I know how difficult it is to ask for help. I'll be with you every step of your journey to happiness. Morning, evening and Sunday appointments available. Video and phone call sessions available so you don't even have to leave your safe space. I look forward to working with you. Hablo Espanol :)
Same week appointments available. I offer rates as low as $60/session so you can get the help you need now. I am a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran. I was a licensed counselor for over 12yrs and finally started my own coaching practice 6 years ago to get you the help you need today, not cut you off because of policies and insurance restrictions. I know how difficult it is to ask for help. I'll be with you every step of your journey to happiness. Morning, evening and Sunday appointments available. Video and phone call sessions available so you don't even have to leave your safe space. I look forward to working with you. Hablo Espanol :)
(480) 526-5247 View (480) 526-5247
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Jose A Morell
Counselor, MEd, CAGS, LMHC, LPC, LADC I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Therapy is an act of strength, hope, and resiliency. Even the happiest and most well-adjusted people may encounter problems resulting from unexpected life challenges and demands. My goal is to work in collaboration and partnership with my clients to bring about positive changes, growth, and healing from past painful events. I have 15 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist. I received both my Master's degree and Continued Advanced Graduate Study Degree in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College. I am also certified as a cognitive behavioral therapist from Boston University School of Social Work.
Therapy is an act of strength, hope, and resiliency. Even the happiest and most well-adjusted people may encounter problems resulting from unexpected life challenges and demands. My goal is to work in collaboration and partnership with my clients to bring about positive changes, growth, and healing from past painful events. I have 15 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist. I received both my Master's degree and Continued Advanced Graduate Study Degree in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College. I am also certified as a cognitive behavioral therapist from Boston University School of Social Work.
(781) 277-3300 View (781) 277-3300
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Brandi VonBartheld
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCA, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
As a child, adolescent and adult counselor, I am passionate about helping others through life's challenges. My goal is to provide a safe space to support growth, transparency, and change. I work with individuals, families and couples to facilitate goals, provide coping skills, and improve overall understanding of how to utilize these in everyday life, school, and home.
As a child, adolescent and adult counselor, I am passionate about helping others through life's challenges. My goal is to provide a safe space to support growth, transparency, and change. I work with individuals, families and couples to facilitate goals, provide coping skills, and improve overall understanding of how to utilize these in everyday life, school, and home.
(843) 666-8107 View (843) 666-8107
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Sandra Quast
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
My passion is helping individuals, couples and teens to live their best, most fulfilling life and to have and enjoy healthy relationships. Life is filled with road blocks and sometimes it can be difficult to focus on what truly matters. Therapy is a pause on that journey,... a time to identify your obstacles, develop new empowering goals and learn new skills to get you back on track. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental environment to discuss issues that are causing pain in your life to assist you on your path towards greater happiness, peace and purpose.
My passion is helping individuals, couples and teens to live their best, most fulfilling life and to have and enjoy healthy relationships. Life is filled with road blocks and sometimes it can be difficult to focus on what truly matters. Therapy is a pause on that journey,... a time to identify your obstacles, develop new empowering goals and learn new skills to get you back on track. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental environment to discuss issues that are causing pain in your life to assist you on your path towards greater happiness, peace and purpose.
(843) 494-5109 View (843) 494-5109
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Dr Kim Saliba, PhD (Clinical Psychologist)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575  (Online Only)
Dr. Kim places a strong emphasis on an empathetic approach providing a full range of comprehensive services for: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families. Working with high risk population (Eating disorder, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, etc.) to mental health struggles (anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc.), to parent counselling and so much more. Dr. Kim provides evidence based therapy techniques and creates a safe environment to foster personal growth and supports clients in making deep and lasting changes. Dr. Kim's website also provides lots of helpful information. Website: www.drkimsaliba.com
Dr. Kim places a strong emphasis on an empathetic approach providing a full range of comprehensive services for: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families. Working with high risk population (Eating disorder, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, etc.) to mental health struggles (anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc.), to parent counselling and so much more. Dr. Kim provides evidence based therapy techniques and creates a safe environment to foster personal growth and supports clients in making deep and lasting changes. Dr. Kim's website also provides lots of helpful information. Website: www.drkimsaliba.com
(843) 547-9074 View (843) 547-9074
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Wendy Gale Talbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
We all need to feel understood and accepted for our own uniqueness and individual ways of learning, doing and being our "personal best". We need courage to find ways to try again when things don't go as planned despite our efforts. Counseling provides a safe haven for the release and expression of our thoughts and feelings without judgement .
We all need to feel understood and accepted for our own uniqueness and individual ways of learning, doing and being our "personal best". We need courage to find ways to try again when things don't go as planned despite our efforts. Counseling provides a safe haven for the release and expression of our thoughts and feelings without judgement .
(843) 941-5324 View (843) 941-5324
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Candy G Woods
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
I Specialize in Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive disorders. I treat Middle School age to Adults that are dealing with Worries/Fears, Perfectionism, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Trauma, Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) and Skin Picking Disorders as well as acute Eating Disorders. I have worked with many others in regards to Couples problems, Grief, and Anger. Helping people deal with everyday stressors, finding forgiveness and contentment in their life. If you are looking for a faith based counselor, I will gladly utilize a Christian based approach as well.
I Specialize in Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive disorders. I treat Middle School age to Adults that are dealing with Worries/Fears, Perfectionism, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Trauma, Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) and Skin Picking Disorders as well as acute Eating Disorders. I have worked with many others in regards to Couples problems, Grief, and Anger. Helping people deal with everyday stressors, finding forgiveness and contentment in their life. If you are looking for a faith based counselor, I will gladly utilize a Christian based approach as well.
(843) 473-8705 View (843) 473-8705
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The Center for Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCS, LAC
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
We are a nonprofit out-patient mental health and addiction counseling center serving Horry County in four locations; North Myrtle Beach, Surfside, Conway, and Loris. Our professional staff of 30 Master's level counselors and social workers with specialties in play therapy, addictions, marital and family counseling, and trauma recovery are here to help you deal with mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational issues.
We are a nonprofit out-patient mental health and addiction counseling center serving Horry County in four locations; North Myrtle Beach, Surfside, Conway, and Loris. Our professional staff of 30 Master's level counselors and social workers with specialties in play therapy, addictions, marital and family counseling, and trauma recovery are here to help you deal with mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational issues.
(843) 619-3055 View (843) 619-3055
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Jennifer Joann McGonigal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Sometimes life unfolds challenges that we cannot handle alone. Unhealthy thoughts and feelings can surface and we can feel unable to cope. This is where my expertise can help. I truly have a love for helping others discover their strengths and find their potential. For over fifteen years, I've enjoyed my work helping people successfully let go of painful pasts. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of South Carolina. Over the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families to overcome a wide variety of challenges.
Sometimes life unfolds challenges that we cannot handle alone. Unhealthy thoughts and feelings can surface and we can feel unable to cope. This is where my expertise can help. I truly have a love for helping others discover their strengths and find their potential. For over fifteen years, I've enjoyed my work helping people successfully let go of painful pasts. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of South Carolina. Over the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families to overcome a wide variety of challenges.
(843) 941-5258 View (843) 941-5258
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Bo Godbold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Relationships are complex. We frequently identify ourselves through our relationship with others. We are parents, children, couples, coworkers, bosses, employees, friends. These relationships continually impact our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and actions. Perhaps your relationships involve stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, confusion, and unhealthy dynamics.
Relationships are complex. We frequently identify ourselves through our relationship with others. We are parents, children, couples, coworkers, bosses, employees, friends. These relationships continually impact our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and actions. Perhaps your relationships involve stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, confusion, and unhealthy dynamics.
(843) 594-2465 View (843) 594-2465
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Angela Nordeen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Life can be hard, full of changes, challenges, and transitions. Navigating the twists and turns can sometimes be too much on your own. Experiences shape our beliefs about who we are and our place in the world. I work with my clients to help them find their strengths and figure out what motivates them to become more personally effective in daily life. We will work together to find new perspectives and new possibilities for happiness. I have a passion for helping kids and teens create personal change and flourish.
Life can be hard, full of changes, challenges, and transitions. Navigating the twists and turns can sometimes be too much on your own. Experiences shape our beliefs about who we are and our place in the world. I work with my clients to help them find their strengths and figure out what motivates them to become more personally effective in daily life. We will work together to find new perspectives and new possibilities for happiness. I have a passion for helping kids and teens create personal change and flourish.
(843) 940-8073 View (843) 940-8073
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Camilla Robarts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP II
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Are you so busy caring for and thinking of others you have lost yourself? Going through the motions, feeling anxious, overwhelmed or angry? Do you avoid finding time for yourself because you feel guilty? Are you feeling more and more disconnected from loved ones & yourself? Do you long for something more? I have helped many who were in the same place. You are not alone. You can break free from these things and begin to feel joy again. You can uncover blind spots that have kept you from moving forward & learn resiliency for the future. You can rediscover parts of yourself you have lost & find more meaning in your life.
Are you so busy caring for and thinking of others you have lost yourself? Going through the motions, feeling anxious, overwhelmed or angry? Do you avoid finding time for yourself because you feel guilty? Are you feeling more and more disconnected from loved ones & yourself? Do you long for something more? I have helped many who were in the same place. You are not alone. You can break free from these things and begin to feel joy again. You can uncover blind spots that have kept you from moving forward & learn resiliency for the future. You can rediscover parts of yourself you have lost & find more meaning in your life.
(843) 281-7282 View (843) 281-7282

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Number of Therapists in Surfside Beach, SC

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Surfside Beach, SC who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
90% Anxiety
83% Stress
80% Coping Skills
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Other
52% Aetna

How Therapists in Surfside Beach, SC see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Surfside Beach?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.