Therapists in South Carolina

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Photo of Shanta Milner, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Shanta Milner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from a variety of evidence-based treatments and modalities. I incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based practices to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your goals and preferences. By working collaboratively, we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, empowering you to develop coping strategies and insights that foster positive change and growth.
My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from a variety of evidence-based treatments and modalities. I incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based practices to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your goals and preferences. By working collaboratively, we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, empowering you to develop coping strategies and insights that foster positive change and growth.
(864) 399-1716 View (864) 399-1716
Photo of Paige DeWeese, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Paige DeWeese
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ADC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29607
My work is shaped by my training and experience. I specialize in adults and adolescents/pre-teens who suffer with OCD and anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, hair pulling, skin picking, general/social anxiety, agoraphobia, and other phobias. While OCD/anxiety is my primary specialty, it often occurs with other issues such as depression, life changes/transitions, like divorce, pregnancy, work or school, all of which can be difficult to face without help. When we suffer from anxiety based issues, we can often miss or lose the joy that is present in our lives. I am here to help you get your life back from the grips of OCD/anxiety.
My work is shaped by my training and experience. I specialize in adults and adolescents/pre-teens who suffer with OCD and anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, hair pulling, skin picking, general/social anxiety, agoraphobia, and other phobias. While OCD/anxiety is my primary specialty, it often occurs with other issues such as depression, life changes/transitions, like divorce, pregnancy, work or school, all of which can be difficult to face without help. When we suffer from anxiety based issues, we can often miss or lose the joy that is present in our lives. I am here to help you get your life back from the grips of OCD/anxiety.
(864) 412-0702 View (864) 412-0702
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Rachel Moss
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, EdS, LPCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you find that anxiety and stress are impacting your daily life? Maybe you have difficulty sleeping due to anxious thoughts about everything that happened today and anticipating concerns for the future? Are you constantly thinking about things you've said or done in the past? If at times you feel overwhelmed or stuck and don't know what to do, know that you are not alone.
Do you find that anxiety and stress are impacting your daily life? Maybe you have difficulty sleeping due to anxious thoughts about everything that happened today and anticipating concerns for the future? Are you constantly thinking about things you've said or done in the past? If at times you feel overwhelmed or stuck and don't know what to do, know that you are not alone.
(843) 279-5447 View (843) 279-5447
Photo of Mary 'Molly' Myers Bridges, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Mary 'Molly' Myers Bridges
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MAC
Verified Verified
Camden, SC 29020
Would you like to live your best life? At the Southeastern Success Center, the focus is on seeking success by meeting therapy or coaching goals utilizing current and potential strengths. From depression and anxiety to severe psychiatric issues, I work with clients to define plans for successful outcomes. I offer therapeutic techniques promoting creativity and out of the box thinking. I utilize a variety of psychological theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT techniques, Solution Focused, and Sex Therapy, or a combination of these. We are unique individuals, and so should be the care we offer ourselves.
Would you like to live your best life? At the Southeastern Success Center, the focus is on seeking success by meeting therapy or coaching goals utilizing current and potential strengths. From depression and anxiety to severe psychiatric issues, I work with clients to define plans for successful outcomes. I offer therapeutic techniques promoting creativity and out of the box thinking. I utilize a variety of psychological theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT techniques, Solution Focused, and Sex Therapy, or a combination of these. We are unique individuals, and so should be the care we offer ourselves.
(803) 713-7979 View (803) 713-7979
Photo of Diana J Krafcik, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Diana J Krafcik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909
I am providing confidential video calls and in person sessions; a safe place to address conflicts and stressors with a safe person. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety or dealing with relationship and/or self esteem issues. I'm here in Bluffton. It may help to have someone to talk to honestly about how you are really feeling. We will develop strategies together to enhance structure and supports to cope more effectively during this time. I am here for you.
I am providing confidential video calls and in person sessions; a safe place to address conflicts and stressors with a safe person. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety or dealing with relationship and/or self esteem issues. I'm here in Bluffton. It may help to have someone to talk to honestly about how you are really feeling. We will develop strategies together to enhance structure and supports to cope more effectively during this time. I am here for you.
(201) 400-0520 View (201) 400-0520
Photo of Michelle Whitlow-Blanding, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Michelle Whitlow-Blanding
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cayce, SC 29033
Michelle Wheeler is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2016. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Public Health/Epidemiology from Morris College and received her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. The journey of a thousand miles begins with that first step. Michelle is glad you're taking this first step. She has experience in working with families, children, adolescents, and adults with varying challenges and mental health diagnoses.
Michelle Wheeler is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2016. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Public Health/Epidemiology from Morris College and received her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. The journey of a thousand miles begins with that first step. Michelle is glad you're taking this first step. She has experience in working with families, children, adolescents, and adults with varying challenges and mental health diagnoses.
(803) 281-3679 View (803) 281-3679
Photo of Stefanie Araya, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Stefanie Araya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LISW-CP, LCSW, CSOTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
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Has your pornography use gotten out of your control? Are you engaging in sexual behaviors you once said you would never do? Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) also known as sex addiction or pornography addiction, happens when an individual's sexual urges, thoughts, or behaviors feel out of their control and are non-value congruent. It can wreak havoc on their life and their partner's. If you're ready to make a change, I can help. We can work together to stabilize your life, lead you into recovery, and improve your relationships.
Has your pornography use gotten out of your control? Are you engaging in sexual behaviors you once said you would never do? Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) also known as sex addiction or pornography addiction, happens when an individual's sexual urges, thoughts, or behaviors feel out of their control and are non-value congruent. It can wreak havoc on their life and their partner's. If you're ready to make a change, I can help. We can work together to stabilize your life, lead you into recovery, and improve your relationships.
(864) 756-9694 View (864) 756-9694
Photo of Michele Hardy, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Michele Hardy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Easley, SC 29640
Hello! Thank you for reading! I am focused on helping individuals pursue wholeness and addressing roadblocks to flourishing. Every person has flourishing and wholeness as a birthright. Every person has within them the capacity to heal when the desire to do so is embraced. I enjoy getting to know the unique qualities of the individuals I work with and collaborate with clients to find just the right treatment plan to address the issues of concern. If you are struggling with a known issue like depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, relational discord, or, if life just seems to be not optimal, counseling can help!
Hello! Thank you for reading! I am focused on helping individuals pursue wholeness and addressing roadblocks to flourishing. Every person has flourishing and wholeness as a birthright. Every person has within them the capacity to heal when the desire to do so is embraced. I enjoy getting to know the unique qualities of the individuals I work with and collaborate with clients to find just the right treatment plan to address the issues of concern. If you are struggling with a known issue like depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, relational discord, or, if life just seems to be not optimal, counseling can help!
(864) 671-2931 View (864) 671-2931
Photo of Tinisha M Pender, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Tinisha M Pender
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Anderson, SC 29621
Imagine a world where everything is perfect. Life is great; no worries, no stress, no DRAMA!. Now wake up! Life isn't easy. The fears, worries, trauma, and relational issues we carry day to day can keep us from living our lives to the fullest and reaching our full potential. Sometimes we feel our lives are spiraling beyond control. My goal as your therapist is to provide a safe space to process life transitions, explore feelings, identify your life's purpose, and help you live the abundant life destined for you.
Imagine a world where everything is perfect. Life is great; no worries, no stress, no DRAMA!. Now wake up! Life isn't easy. The fears, worries, trauma, and relational issues we carry day to day can keep us from living our lives to the fullest and reaching our full potential. Sometimes we feel our lives are spiraling beyond control. My goal as your therapist is to provide a safe space to process life transitions, explore feelings, identify your life's purpose, and help you live the abundant life destined for you.
(864) 634-0930 View (864) 634-0930
Photo of Xavier Bailey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Xavier Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Mr. Xavier Bailey is a LISW-CP in the state of South Carolina with over eight years of experience providing clinical therapeutic care services to pre-teens, teens, young adults, couples, families, and elderly in a multitude of healthcare and therapeutic environments.
Mr. Xavier Bailey is a LISW-CP in the state of South Carolina with over eight years of experience providing clinical therapeutic care services to pre-teens, teens, young adults, couples, families, and elderly in a multitude of healthcare and therapeutic environments.
(843) 603-7249 View (843) 603-7249
Photo of Dr. Sharesa H. McCray, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Dr. Sharesa H. McCray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, LAC
Verified Verified
Conway, SC 29526
Beyond fear are pathways of hope and new beginnings! Essential Pathways Counseling, Wellness and Consulting, PLLC strives to foster an environment that promotes healing, wellness, and positive transformation. Recognizing that trauma, substance misuse, depression, and anxiety can complicate building a life worth living, we promote recovery and healing by diminishing fear and creating new pathways and skills towards intentional living.
Beyond fear are pathways of hope and new beginnings! Essential Pathways Counseling, Wellness and Consulting, PLLC strives to foster an environment that promotes healing, wellness, and positive transformation. Recognizing that trauma, substance misuse, depression, and anxiety can complicate building a life worth living, we promote recovery and healing by diminishing fear and creating new pathways and skills towards intentional living.
(843) 483-6388 View (843) 483-6388
Photo of Kimberly Hall, Marriage & Family Therapist in South Carolina
Kimberly Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Life changes and challenges can cause feelings of depression, anxiety, confusion, and anger. There are times in everyone's life when reaching out can make a difference. You are not alone. It takes courage to take the first step in reaching out for help. Finding someone who understands in a confidential, safe, nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere is important. We will work together to enhance your strengths, restore a sense of well-being and form a solid base for a long lasting positive difference in your life. I welcome your call and look forward to supporting and nurturing your growth and healing.
Life changes and challenges can cause feelings of depression, anxiety, confusion, and anger. There are times in everyone's life when reaching out can make a difference. You are not alone. It takes courage to take the first step in reaching out for help. Finding someone who understands in a confidential, safe, nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere is important. We will work together to enhance your strengths, restore a sense of well-being and form a solid base for a long lasting positive difference in your life. I welcome your call and look forward to supporting and nurturing your growth and healing.
(704) 274-2989 View (704) 274-2989
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Southern Solace Counseling
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clemson, SC 29631
We are a dynamic and energetic counseling destination right in the heart of downtown Clemson. We're excited to bring you a counseling experience that's not only grounded in science-backed techniques but also infused with practical guidance that you can apply to real-life situations. We believe that counseling is a step towards self-discovery, personal empowerment, and yes, even some fun along the way. Counseling isn't about dull moments on a couch. It's about discovering your strengths, embracing change, and building a life you are proud to call your own.
We are a dynamic and energetic counseling destination right in the heart of downtown Clemson. We're excited to bring you a counseling experience that's not only grounded in science-backed techniques but also infused with practical guidance that you can apply to real-life situations. We believe that counseling is a step towards self-discovery, personal empowerment, and yes, even some fun along the way. Counseling isn't about dull moments on a couch. It's about discovering your strengths, embracing change, and building a life you are proud to call your own.
(864) 432-6145 View (864) 432-6145
Photo of Sarah Hagan Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina
Sarah Hagan Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
Rock Hill, SC 29732
The decision to begin therapy or find a new therapist can feel overwhelming, and if you're seeking therapy, there's a chance you were already feeling some overwhelm before you started this process. I hope I can simplify this process by letting you know a bit about me and my practice, Bloom Yoga and Counseling. I work primarily with adults, and occasionally older teens. Clients who work with me are looking for a nurturing, safe, space to begin to unpack past hurts and traumas. I offer a collaborative approach to heal, learn, and grow.
The decision to begin therapy or find a new therapist can feel overwhelming, and if you're seeking therapy, there's a chance you were already feeling some overwhelm before you started this process. I hope I can simplify this process by letting you know a bit about me and my practice, Bloom Yoga and Counseling. I work primarily with adults, and occasionally older teens. Clients who work with me are looking for a nurturing, safe, space to begin to unpack past hurts and traumas. I offer a collaborative approach to heal, learn, and grow.
(803) 866-6092 View (803) 866-6092
Photo of Melany Rodriguez, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in South Carolina
Melany Rodriguez
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29407
Welcome! I’m a therapist based in the Carolinas that specializes in sex therapy. I often work with people with sexual concerns that impact their relationships, self esteem, or overall quality of life. I want you to know that if this is you, you are not alone. Sexual concerns can be some of the most challenging and sensitive issues to address, but I believe that they don't have to be a barrier to fulfilling relationships or personal satisfaction. I can help you navigate these complex issues with empathy and knowledge, all while offering a non-judgmental and affirming approach tailored to your needs.
Welcome! I’m a therapist based in the Carolinas that specializes in sex therapy. I often work with people with sexual concerns that impact their relationships, self esteem, or overall quality of life. I want you to know that if this is you, you are not alone. Sexual concerns can be some of the most challenging and sensitive issues to address, but I believe that they don't have to be a barrier to fulfilling relationships or personal satisfaction. I can help you navigate these complex issues with empathy and knowledge, all while offering a non-judgmental and affirming approach tailored to your needs.
(843) 350-9400 View (843) 350-9400
Photo of James Jefferson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
James Jefferson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Columbia, SC 29210
James Jefferson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice and Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor-In Process. Since 2012, he has provided mental health services to individuals in need. He enjoys working with adults of all ages, including those that are medically vulnerable. James specializes in depression, anxiety, mindfulness, stress, cultural problems, and communication. He has experience providing different services, gaining knowledge to better address intersectionality, and providing resources.
James Jefferson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice and Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor-In Process. Since 2012, he has provided mental health services to individuals in need. He enjoys working with adults of all ages, including those that are medically vulnerable. James specializes in depression, anxiety, mindfulness, stress, cultural problems, and communication. He has experience providing different services, gaining knowledge to better address intersectionality, and providing resources.
(803) 918-5625 View (803) 918-5625
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Present Path Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS-C, CAMSII, MBA
Verified Verified
Columbia, SC 29223
My road to becoming a mental health provider has been quite the journey. I served over 27 years as an active duty Soldier in the Army with multiple combat deployments. Durning my military service, I discovered that I loved helping people get through tough places in their lives. Today, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Columbia, SC. Since earning a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from South University in 2014, I have counseled for the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program Counseling, Anderson Counseling and Education, the South Carolina Department of Corrections and Better Help.
My road to becoming a mental health provider has been quite the journey. I served over 27 years as an active duty Soldier in the Army with multiple combat deployments. Durning my military service, I discovered that I loved helping people get through tough places in their lives. Today, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Columbia, SC. Since earning a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from South University in 2014, I have counseled for the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program Counseling, Anderson Counseling and Education, the South Carolina Department of Corrections and Better Help.
(803) 902-3858 View (803) 902-3858
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Claire King
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
I’m a trauma-informed therapist who helps clients heal from their past in order to live a purpose-driven life aligned with their values. I work with teens and adults who want to break free from anxiety, perfectionism, trauma wounds, and negative patterns that are holding them back. If you are finding yourself amidst a difficult time and wondering if things will ever get better, I’m here to remind you that you are not alone. Life’s hardships can make us feel isolated, discouraged and hopeless, but know that help is available, and there is healing and growth beyond your current pain.
I’m a trauma-informed therapist who helps clients heal from their past in order to live a purpose-driven life aligned with their values. I work with teens and adults who want to break free from anxiety, perfectionism, trauma wounds, and negative patterns that are holding them back. If you are finding yourself amidst a difficult time and wondering if things will ever get better, I’m here to remind you that you are not alone. Life’s hardships can make us feel isolated, discouraged and hopeless, but know that help is available, and there is healing and growth beyond your current pain.
(843) 350-6583 View (843) 350-6583
Photo of Allyrae Conley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Carolina
Allyrae Conley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29492
In life, we can often feel stuck and even lost. AllyRae is a kind, warm, compassionate, professional counselor who is passionate about providing a powerful, life changing experience for kids, teens, and adults experiencing a wide variety of emotional pain. AllyRae has a special interest in helping those with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, general life transitions, child/play therapy, parent coaching, and family therapy.
In life, we can often feel stuck and even lost. AllyRae is a kind, warm, compassionate, professional counselor who is passionate about providing a powerful, life changing experience for kids, teens, and adults experiencing a wide variety of emotional pain. AllyRae has a special interest in helping those with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, general life transitions, child/play therapy, parent coaching, and family therapy.
(854) 458-6039 View (854) 458-6039
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Deeper Roots Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Deeper Roots Therapy is a group practice founded in 2019 by Emilee Scruggs with three locations including Goose Creek, Mauldin, and Simpsonville, . The clinicians include counselors and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and are skilled, passionate, and firmly believe in uncovering and treating the roots and helping individuals and families thrive!
Deeper Roots Therapy is a group practice founded in 2019 by Emilee Scruggs with three locations including Goose Creek, Mauldin, and Simpsonville, . The clinicians include counselors and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and are skilled, passionate, and firmly believe in uncovering and treating the roots and helping individuals and families thrive!
(864) 571-2513 View (864) 571-2513

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How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in South Carolina who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in South Carolina see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Carolina?

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.