Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Photo of Karen O Harmon, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karen O Harmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Are panic attacks or weird physical symptoms hijacking you? Symptoms are trying to tell you something. Do you feel as though you could use some help being able to express yourself or make yourself understood? Would you like to feel as though you have some control over the way your body reacts to situations that seem out of your control? You deserve to live a beautiful life and develop greater resilience when life seems too hard. Are you looking for trauma-informed care? Are you looking for strategies to overcome your struggles?
Are panic attacks or weird physical symptoms hijacking you? Symptoms are trying to tell you something. Do you feel as though you could use some help being able to express yourself or make yourself understood? Would you like to feel as though you have some control over the way your body reacts to situations that seem out of your control? You deserve to live a beautiful life and develop greater resilience when life seems too hard. Are you looking for trauma-informed care? Are you looking for strategies to overcome your struggles?
(919) 858-2528 View (919) 858-2528
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Paula A. Lavocat
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616
Waitlist for new clients
If you’ve had difficulty finding therapy that is effective, you may want to consider working with a specialist. Traumatic or adverse life experiences may lead to a myriad of psychological and physiological symptoms. Treatment areas: General mental health, dissociation, trauma and PTSD (C-PTSD), adult ADHD, weight/obesity, bariatric surgery support, chemical and behavioral addiction. Specialty populations include military and first responders. Our practice welcomes older adolescents and adults. We are proud to have the ability to meet needs of clients from many backgrounds and belief systems with our diverse group of clinicians.
If you’ve had difficulty finding therapy that is effective, you may want to consider working with a specialist. Traumatic or adverse life experiences may lead to a myriad of psychological and physiological symptoms. Treatment areas: General mental health, dissociation, trauma and PTSD (C-PTSD), adult ADHD, weight/obesity, bariatric surgery support, chemical and behavioral addiction. Specialty populations include military and first responders. Our practice welcomes older adolescents and adults. We are proud to have the ability to meet needs of clients from many backgrounds and belief systems with our diverse group of clinicians.
(919) 739-4321 View (919) 739-4321
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Candice Creasman Mowrey
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Resentment, feeling stuck, restlessness, and anger - these painful emotions are indicators that it's time to make a change. The feelings we want relief from are deeply potent messengers that we are not living in our truth or purpose. You may already be aware of the need for change - feeling devalued in your relationships or in your career, feeling stuck in behaviors like drinking, over-eating, or numbing out with TV or social media - but the path out is unclear. It's possible to experience our emotions, set-backs, and struggles without feeling completely defeated, less-than, or unworthy.
Resentment, feeling stuck, restlessness, and anger - these painful emotions are indicators that it's time to make a change. The feelings we want relief from are deeply potent messengers that we are not living in our truth or purpose. You may already be aware of the need for change - feeling devalued in your relationships or in your career, feeling stuck in behaviors like drinking, over-eating, or numbing out with TV or social media - but the path out is unclear. It's possible to experience our emotions, set-backs, and struggles without feeling completely defeated, less-than, or unworthy.
(919) 582-7536 x21 View (919) 582-7536 x21
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Erika Paulyne Branch
LCSW Associate, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phew, there's a lot of profiles here all saying the same thing. The bottom line is: you need help with something. Life just isn't life-ing for you or your loved one right now. There's a lot going on right now and everyday worries are no exception. Everyone needs a little support in figuring out ways to manage feelings of anxiety, where the motivation went, and to help you feel validated. Take charge of your own life by finding creative, artistic, and new ways to look at everyday life. I like to help my clients find realistic and useful ways to navigate their problems, while keeping you the main character of your own game.
Phew, there's a lot of profiles here all saying the same thing. The bottom line is: you need help with something. Life just isn't life-ing for you or your loved one right now. There's a lot going on right now and everyday worries are no exception. Everyone needs a little support in figuring out ways to manage feelings of anxiety, where the motivation went, and to help you feel validated. Take charge of your own life by finding creative, artistic, and new ways to look at everyday life. I like to help my clients find realistic and useful ways to navigate their problems, while keeping you the main character of your own game.
(984) 310-8748 View (984) 310-8748
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Jay Tyszka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m Jay Tyszka, LCSWA. I specialize in helping women heal from eating disorders, body image concerns, yo-yo dieting, and trauma/PTSD. I also treat depression, anxiety, and perfectionism. Whether you're ready to process through past trauma, battling an eating disorder or negative body image, or struggling with anxiety and perfectionism, I am here to offer you a safe and supportive space to explore, process, and heal. Together, we will address your unique concerns and underlying issues, develop a healthier relationship with food, and cultivate self-acceptance.
Welcome! I’m Jay Tyszka, LCSWA. I specialize in helping women heal from eating disorders, body image concerns, yo-yo dieting, and trauma/PTSD. I also treat depression, anxiety, and perfectionism. Whether you're ready to process through past trauma, battling an eating disorder or negative body image, or struggling with anxiety and perfectionism, I am here to offer you a safe and supportive space to explore, process, and heal. Together, we will address your unique concerns and underlying issues, develop a healthier relationship with food, and cultivate self-acceptance.
(984) 600-6396 View (984) 600-6396
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Julie Gillen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
If you are experiencing a difficult transition, relationship issues, work/life balance concerns, low self-esteem or, if you are in pain, feeling stuck, or simply want to move in a new direction with your life, I would like to help. I began working as a therapist in 1995 and currently work with individuals who struggle with all sorts of issues that hinder one's ability to feel balanced, connected or fulfilled. In this work, I especially enjoy the exploration and collaboration that occurs in a safe, nonjudgmental setting as we work toward resolution and healing.
If you are experiencing a difficult transition, relationship issues, work/life balance concerns, low self-esteem or, if you are in pain, feeling stuck, or simply want to move in a new direction with your life, I would like to help. I began working as a therapist in 1995 and currently work with individuals who struggle with all sorts of issues that hinder one's ability to feel balanced, connected or fulfilled. In this work, I especially enjoy the exploration and collaboration that occurs in a safe, nonjudgmental setting as we work toward resolution and healing.
(919) 794-5057 View (919) 794-5057
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Kate Bridgers
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Kate is passionate about supporting children and families. She is an experienced clinician and has provided outpatient therapy 15 years. Kate provides individual and family therapy to children ages 3 to 17 years old. Kate often works with children and teenagers with depression, anxiety, AD/HD, behavioral challenges, learning difficulties, and social skills deficits, as well as children and families adjusting to separation/divorce and other challenging life circumstances.
Kate is passionate about supporting children and families. She is an experienced clinician and has provided outpatient therapy 15 years. Kate provides individual and family therapy to children ages 3 to 17 years old. Kate often works with children and teenagers with depression, anxiety, AD/HD, behavioral challenges, learning difficulties, and social skills deficits, as well as children and families adjusting to separation/divorce and other challenging life circumstances.
(984) 646-0097 View (984) 646-0097
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Carol Battle-Ferguson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27658  (Online Only)
Calling All Women, especially Single Women. You know, sometimes life will throw you a curve, making it difficult to get back on track. I have been counseling for over (20) years. My primary focus has been with concerns on anxiety, depression, grief and self-esteem. Clients' counseling issues include personal, emotional, professional, and relationship problems. When appropriate, I will use Christian Counseling. I will use play therapy, and expressive art therapy techniques with clients. I want you to be healed, mind, body and soul.
Calling All Women, especially Single Women. You know, sometimes life will throw you a curve, making it difficult to get back on track. I have been counseling for over (20) years. My primary focus has been with concerns on anxiety, depression, grief and self-esteem. Clients' counseling issues include personal, emotional, professional, and relationship problems. When appropriate, I will use Christian Counseling. I will use play therapy, and expressive art therapy techniques with clients. I want you to be healed, mind, body and soul.
(919) 214-5435 View (919) 214-5435
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Liz Leah Sinclair
Counselor
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Liz believes in providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to get the support you deserve to live a better life. Liz completed her Bachelor of Science from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio and received her Master of Science School Counseling and Community Counseling from Ohio University. She received her licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina in 2013 and has 20 years' experience working in a variety of helping roles supporting seniors, adults, children, families and couples. Liz has over ten years of experience working with children ages 5-11 as a school counselor.
Liz believes in providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to get the support you deserve to live a better life. Liz completed her Bachelor of Science from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio and received her Master of Science School Counseling and Community Counseling from Ohio University. She received her licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina in 2013 and has 20 years' experience working in a variety of helping roles supporting seniors, adults, children, families and couples. Liz has over ten years of experience working with children ages 5-11 as a school counselor.
(984) 363-8673 View (984) 363-8673
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All In Mind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Welcome to a supportive space where you can find relief from anxiety, conquer stress, and transform negative thoughts. As a specialized mental health therapist trained in trauma work, I am here to guide you on a journey of healing and empowerment. Together, we will explore effective strategies to manage anxiety, alleviate stress, and reshape those persistent negative thoughts. Take the first step towards a more balanced and fulfilling life – let's navigate this path of growth together.
Welcome to a supportive space where you can find relief from anxiety, conquer stress, and transform negative thoughts. As a specialized mental health therapist trained in trauma work, I am here to guide you on a journey of healing and empowerment. Together, we will explore effective strategies to manage anxiety, alleviate stress, and reshape those persistent negative thoughts. Take the first step towards a more balanced and fulfilling life – let's navigate this path of growth together.
(984) 249-2223 View (984) 249-2223
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Tre' Sha Threet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience in the mental health field since 2015. I enjoy working with teens, adults, & couples! Life can become too much to handle at times. People frequently neglect their mental well-being due to the demands of daily life. It can be difficult to navigate life's changes and associated emotions without support. Whether it involves family matters, ongoing health issues, mental health conditions like depression or anxiety, past trauma, or any other challenging situation, it is crucial to prioritize addressing these concerns.
Hello! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience in the mental health field since 2015. I enjoy working with teens, adults, & couples! Life can become too much to handle at times. People frequently neglect their mental well-being due to the demands of daily life. It can be difficult to navigate life's changes and associated emotions without support. Whether it involves family matters, ongoing health issues, mental health conditions like depression or anxiety, past trauma, or any other challenging situation, it is crucial to prioritize addressing these concerns.
(704) 387-3935 View (704) 387-3935
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Parr Therapeutic Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
My ideal client will desire a therapeutic space to discuss their feelings, goals, and/or any challenges that arise in their daily lives. They will seek an environment that offers strength based interventions and positive regard to support them in moving forward with their goals to becoming and living their best lives. This client will be open to the therapy process and seek a therapist and space for open and honest conversations with empathy, positive regard, and compassion.
My ideal client will desire a therapeutic space to discuss their feelings, goals, and/or any challenges that arise in their daily lives. They will seek an environment that offers strength based interventions and positive regard to support them in moving forward with their goals to becoming and living their best lives. This client will be open to the therapy process and seek a therapist and space for open and honest conversations with empathy, positive regard, and compassion.
(984) 207-5530 View (984) 207-5530
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Nanette Floyd Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
As a Christian Therapist, I help Christian women and girls ages 13+ with challenges related to anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, ADHD, rejection, guilt, shame, self-worth, and stress. Also, I support women who are struggling with issues related to infidelity and divorce. I believe self-care post-divorce is so important. My approach is non-judgmental, safe, and caring which are essential to the healing process of moving forward. Individuals DO NOT have to be Christian. Christian views are not forced on individuals. I want women to know they matter too. Peace, hope, and healing are essential to living your great life.
As a Christian Therapist, I help Christian women and girls ages 13+ with challenges related to anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, ADHD, rejection, guilt, shame, self-worth, and stress. Also, I support women who are struggling with issues related to infidelity and divorce. I believe self-care post-divorce is so important. My approach is non-judgmental, safe, and caring which are essential to the healing process of moving forward. Individuals DO NOT have to be Christian. Christian views are not forced on individuals. I want women to know they matter too. Peace, hope, and healing are essential to living your great life.
(919) 701-4852 View (919) 701-4852
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Danielle D. Waite
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, CRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
Welcome! You’ve already taken an important step towards improving your mental wellness. I am passionate about providing therapy for adults navigating complex family dynamics, experiencing relationship challenges, and processing grief. I enjoy helping those who seek to gain insight into how past experiences impact current behaviors and ways of thinking. My hope is for you to use this insight to facilitate positive change and increase self-compassion. I believe that the quality of our relationships strongly contributes to mental health and enjoy working with folks who aim to improve the quality of their relationships.
Welcome! You’ve already taken an important step towards improving your mental wellness. I am passionate about providing therapy for adults navigating complex family dynamics, experiencing relationship challenges, and processing grief. I enjoy helping those who seek to gain insight into how past experiences impact current behaviors and ways of thinking. My hope is for you to use this insight to facilitate positive change and increase self-compassion. I believe that the quality of our relationships strongly contributes to mental health and enjoy working with folks who aim to improve the quality of their relationships.
(919) 328-2642 View (919) 328-2642
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Dynika Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27604
Starting therapy is the first step towards your healing journey, your success in this journey stems from the work that you put in to face your oppositions and challenges. Life’s path was never meant to be taken alone and many questions often come with the unknown and constant changes in society. You may ask yourself, will this be helpful, let’s take the first step to empowerment and emotional betterment so that you can become the best version of you. I have worked in the field of child welfare, Foster Care, and mental health for over fifteen years. I use a multisystemic modality and take a client-centered approach.
Starting therapy is the first step towards your healing journey, your success in this journey stems from the work that you put in to face your oppositions and challenges. Life’s path was never meant to be taken alone and many questions often come with the unknown and constant changes in society. You may ask yourself, will this be helpful, let’s take the first step to empowerment and emotional betterment so that you can become the best version of you. I have worked in the field of child welfare, Foster Care, and mental health for over fifteen years. I use a multisystemic modality and take a client-centered approach.
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Allison Yost
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA/EdS, LCMHC, CYT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
We have all experienced times when we have felt disconnected, insecure, and uninspired. It can seem frightening to decide to reach out to a therapist for help, and I applaud the courage involved in you taking this step. How you are feeling now, or have felt in the past, does not have to be the way you feel for the rest of your life. Therapy is an opportunity for you to examine which beliefs and behaviors no longer serve you and to develop new perspectives that facilitate a greater sense of contentment.
We have all experienced times when we have felt disconnected, insecure, and uninspired. It can seem frightening to decide to reach out to a therapist for help, and I applaud the courage involved in you taking this step. How you are feeling now, or have felt in the past, does not have to be the way you feel for the rest of your life. Therapy is an opportunity for you to examine which beliefs and behaviors no longer serve you and to develop new perspectives that facilitate a greater sense of contentment.
(984) 646-6474 View (984) 646-6474
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Dr. Anita Mansour
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
You have already taken the first step toward healing, growth and answers by beginning your search for help. Struggles in life do not define us, but open up doors of greater insight and strength if we are willing to pause, listen and learn. It’s so easy to get used to rushing through life, content to just survive - doing to the point that we forget how to enjoy being, reflecting and growing. Sometimes you may feel like you lost yourself along the way, like you don’t know who you really are anymore.
You have already taken the first step toward healing, growth and answers by beginning your search for help. Struggles in life do not define us, but open up doors of greater insight and strength if we are willing to pause, listen and learn. It’s so easy to get used to rushing through life, content to just survive - doing to the point that we forget how to enjoy being, reflecting and growing. Sometimes you may feel like you lost yourself along the way, like you don’t know who you really are anymore.
(984) 310-2872 View (984) 310-2872
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Veronica Yvonne Mial
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Whoever thought you could feel so alone in a world so big? While we all face similar problems, the impact can be so different. I am open to working with clients who are in need of a safe space where they can be vulnerable and transparant without judgment, and who are willing to take an active role in managing their mental health. We often struggle with knowing where or even how to begin , and I believe that sometimes it takes a neutral party to help put things into perspective. No issue is ever too minor, and although we cannot always change our circumstance, creating tools on managing our responses can make a great difference.
Whoever thought you could feel so alone in a world so big? While we all face similar problems, the impact can be so different. I am open to working with clients who are in need of a safe space where they can be vulnerable and transparant without judgment, and who are willing to take an active role in managing their mental health. We often struggle with knowing where or even how to begin , and I believe that sometimes it takes a neutral party to help put things into perspective. No issue is ever too minor, and although we cannot always change our circumstance, creating tools on managing our responses can make a great difference.
(919) 925-4695 View (919) 925-4695
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Adam Brandt
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
Not accepting new clients
Adam holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton and a doctoral degree in counseling and counselor education from North Carolina State University. Adam specializes in working with young adults and adults through life transitions, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive concerns, identity development, and existential/spiritual/religious concerns.
Adam holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton and a doctoral degree in counseling and counselor education from North Carolina State University. Adam specializes in working with young adults and adults through life transitions, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive concerns, identity development, and existential/spiritual/religious concerns.
(984) 204-6257 View (984) 204-6257
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LaKeisha Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Do you find yourself experiencing an overwhelming number of emotions or endless thoughts? Feel stressed with trying to balance all of life's responsibilities, uncertain about your career, or hopeless because of your past. Whatever your situation may be, as a therapist my goal is to help you start living the life you've always desired to have.
Do you find yourself experiencing an overwhelming number of emotions or endless thoughts? Feel stressed with trying to balance all of life's responsibilities, uncertain about your career, or hopeless because of your past. Whatever your situation may be, as a therapist my goal is to help you start living the life you've always desired to have.
(919) 694-6169 View (919) 694-6169
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Number of Therapists in Raleigh, NC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Raleigh, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
72% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Raleigh, NC see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Raleigh?

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.