Therapists in 20124

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Carol Blechl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124
Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been working in the field for over 20 years. I have specialized expertise in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationships issues and situational stress in diverse adult populations.
Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been working in the field for over 20 years. I have specialized expertise in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationships issues and situational stress in diverse adult populations.
(703) 721-4702 View (703) 721-4702
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Teen Talk Counseling - Jennifer Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124
Jen’s professional journey contribute to her unique positioning to assist teens and families. Experience as a teacher and school counselor, has provided her with an extensive repertoire of strategies to aid today’s youth. In her 20-year tenure as a licensed counselor, Jen has helped thousands of students at all age levels. She’s been recognized as the ‘Middle School Counselor of the Year’ by both Prince William County and the Virginia School Counselor Association. Beyond her professional experience, Jen’s experiences as a mother aid her in fostering an empathetic and understanding environment for her clients and their parents.
Jen’s professional journey contribute to her unique positioning to assist teens and families. Experience as a teacher and school counselor, has provided her with an extensive repertoire of strategies to aid today’s youth. In her 20-year tenure as a licensed counselor, Jen has helped thousands of students at all age levels. She’s been recognized as the ‘Middle School Counselor of the Year’ by both Prince William County and the Virginia School Counselor Association. Beyond her professional experience, Jen’s experiences as a mother aid her in fostering an empathetic and understanding environment for her clients and their parents.
(703) 783-3387 View (703) 783-3387
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Hela Baer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, E-RYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124
Are you (or your teen) feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Dealing with family-related stress? Grieving or adjusting to a recent loss/change? Navigating life as a queer, trans, or gender diverse individual? Feeling worn down by oppression and injustice? Or maybe you're just looking to do some self-exploration in a supportive environment? Whatever it is, I'm here for it and I'm here for YOU. I work with teens and adults dealing with challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, LGBTQIA2+ identities, and complex family dynamics.
Are you (or your teen) feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Dealing with family-related stress? Grieving or adjusting to a recent loss/change? Navigating life as a queer, trans, or gender diverse individual? Feeling worn down by oppression and injustice? Or maybe you're just looking to do some self-exploration in a supportive environment? Whatever it is, I'm here for it and I'm here for YOU. I work with teens and adults dealing with challenges related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, LGBTQIA2+ identities, and complex family dynamics.
(703) 643-4730 View (703) 643-4730
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Ashley Patrican
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124
I believe that therapy is about the journey towards self-discovery and joining that person on a quest to seek out the answers they already have within themselves. The ideal client is a person who is open to learning, determined to self-improve and committed to the therapeutic relationship. My experiences with mental health range from: autism, mood disorders, postpartum depression, lyme disease, suicide ideation, gender identity concerns,personality disorders, chronic pain, trauma, behavioral management, social skills training, parent training, psychosis to substance use.. My career background is in schools, crisis stabilization, home-based counseling and working with INOVA.
I believe that therapy is about the journey towards self-discovery and joining that person on a quest to seek out the answers they already have within themselves. The ideal client is a person who is open to learning, determined to self-improve and committed to the therapeutic relationship. My experiences with mental health range from: autism, mood disorders, postpartum depression, lyme disease, suicide ideation, gender identity concerns,personality disorders, chronic pain, trauma, behavioral management, social skills training, parent training, psychosis to substance use.. My career background is in schools, crisis stabilization, home-based counseling and working with INOVA.
(571) 474-3064 View (571) 474-3064
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Jasmine Appleton, Psy.D, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
* When leaving a message, please also provide your insurance type to ensure I am an in network, thank you!* My name is Dr. Jasmine Appleton and I have over 10 years of experience helping my clients and patients work through underlying issues in order to be the best version of themselves. I use DBT, CBT, and meditation based practices to help you gain self-awareness, and insight into your thoughts and behaviors. I educate my clients on what is happening psychologically, emotionally, and neurologically in order to work on self-acceptance, which in turn, trickles into all aspects of our lives including interpersonal relationships.
* When leaving a message, please also provide your insurance type to ensure I am an in network, thank you!* My name is Dr. Jasmine Appleton and I have over 10 years of experience helping my clients and patients work through underlying issues in order to be the best version of themselves. I use DBT, CBT, and meditation based practices to help you gain self-awareness, and insight into your thoughts and behaviors. I educate my clients on what is happening psychologically, emotionally, and neurologically in order to work on self-acceptance, which in turn, trickles into all aspects of our lives including interpersonal relationships.
(703) 215-2563 View (703) 215-2563
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Kelly Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSAC, CCPS-C
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in VA who believes that each of us has inner strength to help us cope with life’s struggles. My passion for working with others has been life long and my desire to help others is my greatest gift. I am passionate about helping those who are struggling with addictions, couples and/or spouses whose relationships have been affected by infidelity, and those who have gone through or are going through the process of separation and/or divorce. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients begin the recovery process to repair their marriages or learn to live healthy lives as separate individuals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in VA who believes that each of us has inner strength to help us cope with life’s struggles. My passion for working with others has been life long and my desire to help others is my greatest gift. I am passionate about helping those who are struggling with addictions, couples and/or spouses whose relationships have been affected by infidelity, and those who have gone through or are going through the process of separation and/or divorce. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients begin the recovery process to repair their marriages or learn to live healthy lives as separate individuals.
(703) 991-4012 View (703) 991-4012
Photo of Ann Boyer Holmes, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20124, VA
Ann Boyer Holmes, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124
Would you like to become the best version of yourself? That journey begins with figuring out what you want, choosing what you believe and taking responsibility for the changes you want to make. This is a step by step process best achieved in an environment of unconditional positive regard, validation and genuineness. I use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy along with mindfulness, assertiveness training and relaxation techniques. I am out of network for all insurance but happy to help you navigate that process. Ask me if you qualify for a reduced fee.
Would you like to become the best version of yourself? That journey begins with figuring out what you want, choosing what you believe and taking responsibility for the changes you want to make. This is a step by step process best achieved in an environment of unconditional positive regard, validation and genuineness. I use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy along with mindfulness, assertiveness training and relaxation techniques. I am out of network for all insurance but happy to help you navigate that process. Ask me if you qualify for a reduced fee.
(703) 884-2177 View (703) 884-2177
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Philip Cerrato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MDiv
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124
Seek counseling is a sign of inner strength and a desire to be a better person. No matter what the reason you will feel better once you meet with me, a non-judgmental therapist. As a Clinical Social Worker and therapist I am part of a profession that is well known for helping others cope with the passages of life and meeting you where you are. All races, genders and orientations are welcome here. I will walk with you to help you overcome your challenges and assist your growth into loving kindness for yourself and others. Feel free to call me with any questions at 703.508.4578
Seek counseling is a sign of inner strength and a desire to be a better person. No matter what the reason you will feel better once you meet with me, a non-judgmental therapist. As a Clinical Social Worker and therapist I am part of a profession that is well known for helping others cope with the passages of life and meeting you where you are. All races, genders and orientations are welcome here. I will walk with you to help you overcome your challenges and assist your growth into loving kindness for yourself and others. Feel free to call me with any questions at 703.508.4578
(703) 349-7034 View (703) 349-7034
Daniel H Decker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124
All my therapeutic expertise is centered on the development of the client's goals and objectives. I offer a variety of treatment strategies to accomodate the needs of the individual based on personality, resources and time constraints.
All my therapeutic expertise is centered on the development of the client's goals and objectives. I offer a variety of treatment strategies to accomodate the needs of the individual based on personality, resources and time constraints.
(703) 369-2643 View (703) 369-2643
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Loretta Fredericks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124
You may be looking for help with a life problem, feel conflicted in your relationship, or are overwhelmed by a major life change. Maybe you are depressed, anxious, or simply want to learn more about yourself, and why you made certain choices in life. People enter psychotherapy for many reasons, and through this work come to discover strengths, insights, and methods to change behavior and solve problems. You discover a lot about yourself. I would like to help you in this process.
You may be looking for help with a life problem, feel conflicted in your relationship, or are overwhelmed by a major life change. Maybe you are depressed, anxious, or simply want to learn more about yourself, and why you made certain choices in life. People enter psychotherapy for many reasons, and through this work come to discover strengths, insights, and methods to change behavior and solve problems. You discover a lot about yourself. I would like to help you in this process.
(703) 910-5973 View (703) 910-5973
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Anne Zeigler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in a collaborative, holistic approach to counseling. My passion is to provide a place for healing, learning, and understanding. I help my clients find personal strength while building healthy self-perceptions. My experience as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional includes helping clients heal from childhood and adult trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and issues with assertiveness. I have personal and professional experience supporting women through pregnancy and postpartum challenges.
I believe in a collaborative, holistic approach to counseling. My passion is to provide a place for healing, learning, and understanding. I help my clients find personal strength while building healthy self-perceptions. My experience as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional includes helping clients heal from childhood and adult trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and issues with assertiveness. I have personal and professional experience supporting women through pregnancy and postpartum challenges.
(703) 721-4383 View (703) 721-4383
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True Freedom Consulting, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124  (Online Only)
Are you feeling depressed, anxious or stressed? Are you having difficulty in your life or feel out of sorts, stuck or uncertain. Do you struggle with chronic illness, parental challenges or trauma? Whatever the issue, the common need and goals that you may be seeking is balance, acceptance, freedom, coping skills and an understanding to maintain the change you desire. I utilize interventions that stem from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing all of which are evidenced-based practices to work towards identified goals.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious or stressed? Are you having difficulty in your life or feel out of sorts, stuck or uncertain. Do you struggle with chronic illness, parental challenges or trauma? Whatever the issue, the common need and goals that you may be seeking is balance, acceptance, freedom, coping skills and an understanding to maintain the change you desire. I utilize interventions that stem from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing all of which are evidenced-based practices to work towards identified goals.
(703) 440-7637 View (703) 440-7637
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Mary Moussa
MA, NCC, LPCs, CSACs
1 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124
Human beings are born with a desire to be seen, witnessed, and engaged in determining their life path. Yet, loneliness, identity struggles, and shame alienate us from our authentic self. My passion is supporting clients as they uncover their real self, their original self before shame and trauma, and find ways that feel authentic for healing and moving forward in life. I am interested in supporting the whole person – emotional, developmental, and life-transitions.
Human beings are born with a desire to be seen, witnessed, and engaged in determining their life path. Yet, loneliness, identity struggles, and shame alienate us from our authentic self. My passion is supporting clients as they uncover their real self, their original self before shame and trauma, and find ways that feel authentic for healing and moving forward in life. I am interested in supporting the whole person – emotional, developmental, and life-transitions.
(571) 444-8382 View (571) 444-8382
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Andrew (Andy) E. Hart
Resident in Counseling
Verified
2 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124
Not accepting new clients
Each of us faces different challenges in our lives. It can be difficult to navigate them alone. We must learn to adapt to the expected and unexpected changes in life. During these times of change, it is helpful to have empathetic and caring support to understand what you are going through and find a way to adjust. Whether it is walking through the inevitable challenges of a relationship, career transitions or facing the unexpected “curve balls” of mental health and addictions, we can work together to understand how best to face them.
Each of us faces different challenges in our lives. It can be difficult to navigate them alone. We must learn to adapt to the expected and unexpected changes in life. During these times of change, it is helpful to have empathetic and caring support to understand what you are going through and find a way to adjust. Whether it is walking through the inevitable challenges of a relationship, career transitions or facing the unexpected “curve balls” of mental health and addictions, we can work together to understand how best to face them.
(571) 556-3731 View (571) 556-3731
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Anne Colby Wittenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124
EVENING TELEHEALTH HOURS/FREE CONSULTATION!! As a therapist, connecting with clients and walking with them through their journey of triumphs and challenges, I have found that the connection between counselor and client is paramount. I strive to meet my clients where they are, focusing on their strengths and empowering them to make the changes they see fit rather than prescribing issue or diagnosis. I value treating each individual client with the respect they deserve. Placing emphasis on developing a relationship that is based on warmth, trust, respect, and genuine care. The ease of conversation, is client driven and casual.
EVENING TELEHEALTH HOURS/FREE CONSULTATION!! As a therapist, connecting with clients and walking with them through their journey of triumphs and challenges, I have found that the connection between counselor and client is paramount. I strive to meet my clients where they are, focusing on their strengths and empowering them to make the changes they see fit rather than prescribing issue or diagnosis. I value treating each individual client with the respect they deserve. Placing emphasis on developing a relationship that is based on warmth, trust, respect, and genuine care. The ease of conversation, is client driven and casual.
(571) 999-7003 View (571) 999-7003
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Dr. Debra Rezendes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124
Ready to turn your heartache into a breakthrough? Here's the problem. You've been stuck for a while AND it's killing your happiness. You are tired of feeling empty and alone, even in moments that "should" feel satisfying. You're tired of being stuck. It's depleting you, and you've had enough. It's painful being stuck in heartache and hurt. You deserve a life and relationship you love, so you can live the wholehearted life you were meant to live. If you want to live fuller and love better, you've come to the right place.
Ready to turn your heartache into a breakthrough? Here's the problem. You've been stuck for a while AND it's killing your happiness. You are tired of feeling empty and alone, even in moments that "should" feel satisfying. You're tired of being stuck. It's depleting you, and you've had enough. It's painful being stuck in heartache and hurt. You deserve a life and relationship you love, so you can live the wholehearted life you were meant to live. If you want to live fuller and love better, you've come to the right place.
(571) 463-9304 View (571) 463-9304
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Julia Bettge Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CATP
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for visiting my page! I specialize in working with teens (ages 14+), college students, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life adjustment challenges, and traumatic experiences. Is your teen unusually down, withdrawn, or unmotivated? Are you concerned that your child is constantly worrying about what others think or has become highly self-critical? Perhaps your child needs guidance in recovering from a traumatic experience. I provide my clients with a safe space to open up, challenge limiting mindsets, and learn effective coping strategies that can benefit them throughout their lives.
Thank you for visiting my page! I specialize in working with teens (ages 14+), college students, and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life adjustment challenges, and traumatic experiences. Is your teen unusually down, withdrawn, or unmotivated? Are you concerned that your child is constantly worrying about what others think or has become highly self-critical? Perhaps your child needs guidance in recovering from a traumatic experience. I provide my clients with a safe space to open up, challenge limiting mindsets, and learn effective coping strategies that can benefit them throughout their lives.
(703) 337-3886 View (703) 337-3886
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Sarah B Mulhaul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Clifton, VA 20124
I specialize in working with adults and young women who have experienced traumatic events (childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, physical abuse, car accidents, military trauma, etc) and are experiencing trauma symptoms. The traumatic event may also lead to emotional dysregulation, self harm behaviors, hospitalizations and/or a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, among many other disorders. I also have a passion for working with veterans of post 9/11 wars who have a diagnosis of PTSD. My goal is to help others find and achieve their "life worth living".
I specialize in working with adults and young women who have experienced traumatic events (childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, physical abuse, car accidents, military trauma, etc) and are experiencing trauma symptoms. The traumatic event may also lead to emotional dysregulation, self harm behaviors, hospitalizations and/or a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, among many other disorders. I also have a passion for working with veterans of post 9/11 wars who have a diagnosis of PTSD. My goal is to help others find and achieve their "life worth living".
(571) 496-8509 View (571) 496-8509
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Laurel Musson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124  (Online Only)
Lately life is relentless. Overwhelming. Filled with demands. Suddenly, you’re full time mom, teacher, employee of the year and queen of the zoom meeting! There’s never a moment to yourself…yet you’ve never felt more alone, invisible, exhausted by it all. You find yourself anxious. How to balance all the competing demands and still have time to wipe down the groceries, let alone sleep a few hours before you get up to do it again? Your mind circles, trying to figure some way out of the trap…you don’t want to be grouchy. You long to get back to connection and peace, to be the fun-loving mom you always thought you’d be.
Lately life is relentless. Overwhelming. Filled with demands. Suddenly, you’re full time mom, teacher, employee of the year and queen of the zoom meeting! There’s never a moment to yourself…yet you’ve never felt more alone, invisible, exhausted by it all. You find yourself anxious. How to balance all the competing demands and still have time to wipe down the groceries, let alone sleep a few hours before you get up to do it again? Your mind circles, trying to figure some way out of the trap…you don’t want to be grouchy. You long to get back to connection and peace, to be the fun-loving mom you always thought you’d be.
(571) 378-5767 View (571) 378-5767
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Bonnie Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124
Utilizing the most current research in neuroscience and attachment theory, I provide brain-based therapy for young adults and adults who need assistance navigating emotional pain and adjustment to life's challenges. The approach I use is strength-based, and the focus is to build resiliency by creating an environment of safety, flexibility, and humor. My goal is to support you as you resolve past hurts, identify and process present stressors and discover the power you need to live the life you dream.
Utilizing the most current research in neuroscience and attachment theory, I provide brain-based therapy for young adults and adults who need assistance navigating emotional pain and adjustment to life's challenges. The approach I use is strength-based, and the focus is to build resiliency by creating an environment of safety, flexibility, and humor. My goal is to support you as you resolve past hurts, identify and process present stressors and discover the power you need to live the life you dream.
(240) 204-6400 View (240) 204-6400

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Number of Therapists in 20124

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 20124 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
95% Relationship Issues
86% Grief
86% Self Esteem
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Anthem | Elevance
64% CareFirst
57% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 20124 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20124?

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.