Therapists in 20155

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Parnia Samimi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, RC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
My clientele consists of individuals from ages 14 and up. Which includes couple therapy as well. I work with clients who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Trauma, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Social and Communication Skills, Anger Management, communication/relationship, and eating disorders.
My clientele consists of individuals from ages 14 and up. Which includes couple therapy as well. I work with clients who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Trauma, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Social and Communication Skills, Anger Management, communication/relationship, and eating disorders.
(571) 701-1639 View (571) 701-1639
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Beatrice Craiu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and groups (i. e. , divorce recovery groups). My specialties include working with anxiety, grief, divorce, relational problems, infidelity, maternal mental health, sleep problems, family of origin issues, or life transitions. I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family from Pepperdine University in California and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and groups (i. e. , divorce recovery groups). My specialties include working with anxiety, grief, divorce, relational problems, infidelity, maternal mental health, sleep problems, family of origin issues, or life transitions. I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family from Pepperdine University in California and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.
(571) 570-3018 View (571) 570-3018
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Crystal Simpson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is a journey that is individualized but does not have to be walked alone. There are challenges that we face on our path that can be overwhelming. At various moments of our life we just need that helping hand to guide, redirect, motivate, listen, or enlighten a perspective for change so we may overcome a situation. Life is unpredictable and seldom goes as planned. With change, comes new decisions and then follows the need for purposeful action. I utilize various modalities and treatment approaches that is a "best fit" for my client's individualized journey in life.
Life is a journey that is individualized but does not have to be walked alone. There are challenges that we face on our path that can be overwhelming. At various moments of our life we just need that helping hand to guide, redirect, motivate, listen, or enlighten a perspective for change so we may overcome a situation. Life is unpredictable and seldom goes as planned. With change, comes new decisions and then follows the need for purposeful action. I utilize various modalities and treatment approaches that is a "best fit" for my client's individualized journey in life.
(703) 348-9846 View (703) 348-9846
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Gainesville Professional Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
We realize that this past year has been overwhelming for everyone. We are here to help support you while we all continue to try to navigate uncharted waters. We want to help you find balance in your life.
We realize that this past year has been overwhelming for everyone. We are here to help support you while we all continue to try to navigate uncharted waters. We want to help you find balance in your life.
(571) 261-1921 View (571) 261-1921
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Chase Butala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, LCPC VA, MD WVA
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Chase received his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in 2006 at the Shippensburg University, and his Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from West Virginia University in 2009. He has 15 plus years of experience in the mental health field. In 2009 he was, and remains, certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor by Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. He worked at Timber Ridge School (Winchester, VA) for 5 years providing case management, group interventions, crisis intervention, and assisting in treatment development for adolescent males.
Chase received his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in 2006 at the Shippensburg University, and his Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from West Virginia University in 2009. He has 15 plus years of experience in the mental health field. In 2009 he was, and remains, certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor by Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. He worked at Timber Ridge School (Winchester, VA) for 5 years providing case management, group interventions, crisis intervention, and assisting in treatment development for adolescent males.
(540) 592-4723 View (540) 592-4723
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Heather Eddy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Heather Eddy is a Resident in Clinical Social Work in Virginia who has been practicing since 2003. She has a Master's of Clinical Social Work from New York University. Heather offers a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing, and tailors treatment to the client's unique needs and personality. She has experience in conflict resolution and working with teens. When not at work, Heather enjoys acoustic music, learning Spanish language, historical movies and documentaries, and spending time with her teen daughter.
Heather Eddy is a Resident in Clinical Social Work in Virginia who has been practicing since 2003. She has a Master's of Clinical Social Work from New York University. Heather offers a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing, and tailors treatment to the client's unique needs and personality. She has experience in conflict resolution and working with teens. When not at work, Heather enjoys acoustic music, learning Spanish language, historical movies and documentaries, and spending time with her teen daughter.
(571) 982-8139 View (571) 982-8139
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Chalita Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Chalita Thomas, LPC Chalita Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 2013. She has an M.S. from North Carolina Central University and an M.A. from Liberty University. Chalita thrives in providing a warm, compassionate, unbiased, and safe environment where clients are openly able to express their thoughts and feelings. In her spare time, Chalita enjoys traveling, shopping, volunteering, and going to concerts.
Chalita Thomas, LPC Chalita Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 2013. She has an M.S. from North Carolina Central University and an M.A. from Liberty University. Chalita thrives in providing a warm, compassionate, unbiased, and safe environment where clients are openly able to express their thoughts and feelings. In her spare time, Chalita enjoys traveling, shopping, volunteering, and going to concerts.
(571) 601-1211 View (571) 601-1211
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Kayla Horner
Resident in Counseling, MA, CAIP, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
If you are seeking a safe and empathetic space to process the effects of depression, anxiety, trauma, peer relationship issues, or work/ school related stress, I may be the counselor for you. I collaboratively work with clients to form goals, coping skills, and challenge maladaptive thoughts. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is Person Centered, as I believe that each individual's experience is unique and that he or she is the expert in his or her own life. Together, we will utilize aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness to assist you in your growth and healing.
If you are seeking a safe and empathetic space to process the effects of depression, anxiety, trauma, peer relationship issues, or work/ school related stress, I may be the counselor for you. I collaboratively work with clients to form goals, coping skills, and challenge maladaptive thoughts. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is Person Centered, as I believe that each individual's experience is unique and that he or she is the expert in his or her own life. Together, we will utilize aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness to assist you in your growth and healing.
(571) 946-2717 View (571) 946-2717
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Shaakira Simmonds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Welcome to the first step in pursuing a different you. We endure several challenges on a daily basis and various life experiences which could cause increased irritability, difficulty sleeping, sadness, and anger which may bring about feelings of worry, anxiety or depression. Let's talk about how we can work through challenges, focus on healing and growth. There is hope and power in therapeutic recovery with the support of a licensed professional. I work with parents, young adults and college students who are adjusting to life. Let's collaboratively start the journey of renewal.
Welcome to the first step in pursuing a different you. We endure several challenges on a daily basis and various life experiences which could cause increased irritability, difficulty sleeping, sadness, and anger which may bring about feelings of worry, anxiety or depression. Let's talk about how we can work through challenges, focus on healing and growth. There is hope and power in therapeutic recovery with the support of a licensed professional. I work with parents, young adults and college students who are adjusting to life. Let's collaboratively start the journey of renewal.
(571) 450-9898 View (571) 450-9898
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Clarity Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155
Clarity Counseling is an outpatient treatment center that commits to providing quality treatment to individuals, families and groups in the Northern Virginia and Richmond area. Clarity specializes in providing comprehensive and evidenced-based treatment for eating disorder recovery and specialized therapies for mental illness. Clarity offers a unique experience where therapists collaborate with the individual and treatment professionals to offer a clear path, free from distortion. Committed to offering quality care, Clarity values working together with their client toward a fuller life that has balance, hope, and a full recovery.
Clarity Counseling is an outpatient treatment center that commits to providing quality treatment to individuals, families and groups in the Northern Virginia and Richmond area. Clarity specializes in providing comprehensive and evidenced-based treatment for eating disorder recovery and specialized therapies for mental illness. Clarity offers a unique experience where therapists collaborate with the individual and treatment professionals to offer a clear path, free from distortion. Committed to offering quality care, Clarity values working together with their client toward a fuller life that has balance, hope, and a full recovery.
(571) 336-1246 View (571) 336-1246
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The Men's Center for Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
(Currently Providing Online Counseling) The Men's Center for Family Counseling is a privately-owned practice located in Gainesville, Va. Our focus is to provide an environment that is tailored to the specific needs of the male client and the people in their lives. Taking a solution focused approach, therapists work with clients to identify underlying problems, improve self-awareness and to develop specific skills that address the client's needs. Though our focus is on the male client we do meet with female clients who come to us looking for this type of approach to therapy. Our mission is to support, educate and empower people.
(Currently Providing Online Counseling) The Men's Center for Family Counseling is a privately-owned practice located in Gainesville, Va. Our focus is to provide an environment that is tailored to the specific needs of the male client and the people in their lives. Taking a solution focused approach, therapists work with clients to identify underlying problems, improve self-awareness and to develop specific skills that address the client's needs. Though our focus is on the male client we do meet with female clients who come to us looking for this type of approach to therapy. Our mission is to support, educate and empower people.
(571) 248-3345 View (571) 248-3345
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Elena Monti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Elena Monti, LCSW Elena Monti is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2006. Elena feels developing a connection with the client is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic relationship. The client is then the expert about their life where Elena can offer support and guidance through the therapeutic process. By utilizing empowerment, strengths, and cognitive-behavioral strategies, she can assist the client in developing a plan and reaching their goals. Elena loves to travel and see new places, especially tropical destinations.
Elena Monti, LCSW Elena Monti is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2006. Elena feels developing a connection with the client is one of the most important parts of the therapeutic relationship. The client is then the expert about their life where Elena can offer support and guidance through the therapeutic process. By utilizing empowerment, strengths, and cognitive-behavioral strategies, she can assist the client in developing a plan and reaching their goals. Elena loves to travel and see new places, especially tropical destinations.
(571) 946-7823 View (571) 946-7823
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Mary Kirkpatrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, CATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155
We have a few openings for adults at this time. We especially have availability for morning appointments. I am an existential therapist dedicated to helping adults and children cope better with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life events, loss, trauma, and more. My goal is to help individuals, children, teens, adults, and couples solve their problems. I also help people of all ages manage their trauma, relieving bad memories with EMDR and parts work.
We have a few openings for adults at this time. We especially have availability for morning appointments. I am an existential therapist dedicated to helping adults and children cope better with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life events, loss, trauma, and more. My goal is to help individuals, children, teens, adults, and couples solve their problems. I also help people of all ages manage their trauma, relieving bad memories with EMDR and parts work.
(540) 351-9685 View (540) 351-9685
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BeyondtheCouch,LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals (adolescents 13+ and adults) to identify strengths and resources to conquer personal stumbling blocks. I assist couples and families who are struggling with strained relationships to develop skills that result in understanding the underlying issues, effective communication, and an establishment of healthy boundaries. At Beyond the Couch, clients will be equipped with a strong set of skills and solutions to deal with life’s challenges in a healthy and productive manner that can be incorporated in their everyday life.
I work with individuals (adolescents 13+ and adults) to identify strengths and resources to conquer personal stumbling blocks. I assist couples and families who are struggling with strained relationships to develop skills that result in understanding the underlying issues, effective communication, and an establishment of healthy boundaries. At Beyond the Couch, clients will be equipped with a strong set of skills and solutions to deal with life’s challenges in a healthy and productive manner that can be incorporated in their everyday life.
(352) 320-1012 View (352) 320-1012
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Kimberly Bryant
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Are you grappling with overwhelming sadness or persistent worries that affect your daily life? Are you struggling with navigating stressful events, transitions, or changes in your life? Are you neglecting your own needs while prioritizing others? Are past traumas preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself or obtaining a better quality of life? You're not alone. Therapy offers a secure space for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth, enabling you to openly express your thoughts and feelings, navigate difficulties, gain insights, and develop coping strategies.
Are you grappling with overwhelming sadness or persistent worries that affect your daily life? Are you struggling with navigating stressful events, transitions, or changes in your life? Are you neglecting your own needs while prioritizing others? Are past traumas preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself or obtaining a better quality of life? You're not alone. Therapy offers a secure space for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth, enabling you to openly express your thoughts and feelings, navigate difficulties, gain insights, and develop coping strategies.
(571) 601-2384 View (571) 601-2384
Phoenix Counseling Group & Play Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAATS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155
At Phoenix Family Counseling & Play Therapy Center, PLLC we focus on helping children, adolescents and adults overcome the difficulties they are facing in life. We work with individuals, couples, families and groups. We are experienced in working to help our clients resolve issues depression, anxiety, relationship problems, divorce and remarriage, addiction, Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts, Children of Alcoholics/Addicts, school problems, anger problems, family conflict, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning Autism. We use a variety of treatment methods that focus on changing negative thingking patterns and enhancing strenghts. We conduct workshops to the community on several topics.
At Phoenix Family Counseling & Play Therapy Center, PLLC we focus on helping children, adolescents and adults overcome the difficulties they are facing in life. We work with individuals, couples, families and groups. We are experienced in working to help our clients resolve issues depression, anxiety, relationship problems, divorce and remarriage, addiction, Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts, Children of Alcoholics/Addicts, school problems, anger problems, family conflict, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning Autism. We use a variety of treatment methods that focus on changing negative thingking patterns and enhancing strenghts. We conduct workshops to the community on several topics.
(571) 248-7249 View (571) 248-7249
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Marriage healing center/Life Enrichment counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHP
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
The philosophy that guides me in my work with clients is a strong core belief in respect for each person's unique culture and heritage. There are no cookie cutter therapeutic interventions that work universally on all clients with the exception of the development of strong therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. I believe therapy needs to be meaningful, personal and tailored for each person or couple. A distinctive of my practice is to provide an integrated approach that treats the whole person. I am trained in Gottman Level 1 & 2, Prepare/Enrich certified, and use the skills learned when working with couples.
The philosophy that guides me in my work with clients is a strong core belief in respect for each person's unique culture and heritage. There are no cookie cutter therapeutic interventions that work universally on all clients with the exception of the development of strong therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. I believe therapy needs to be meaningful, personal and tailored for each person or couple. A distinctive of my practice is to provide an integrated approach that treats the whole person. I am trained in Gottman Level 1 & 2, Prepare/Enrich certified, and use the skills learned when working with couples.
(571) 601-4403 View (571) 601-4403
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Ceres Artico Ph. D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
All of us have the ability and desire to heal and lead meaningful, fulfilling, lives. However, at times we need professional help to overcome devastating feelings and life events. Dr. Artico has over 20 years of experience helping couples, adults and teens become who they were meant to be. She is the director of Gainesville Family Counseling, has taught at George Mason University, and is the author of the book Latino Families Broken by Immigration. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), clinical supervision, and sandtray therapy.
All of us have the ability and desire to heal and lead meaningful, fulfilling, lives. However, at times we need professional help to overcome devastating feelings and life events. Dr. Artico has over 20 years of experience helping couples, adults and teens become who they were meant to be. She is the director of Gainesville Family Counseling, has taught at George Mason University, and is the author of the book Latino Families Broken by Immigration. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), clinical supervision, and sandtray therapy.
(703) 947-0838 View (703) 947-0838
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Douglas R McCracken
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAATS
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
My practice consists of adults and adolescents with mood disorders, grief and life issues. I offer a unique blend of Christian counseling with a cognitive behavorial model. Relationaly motivated to help those that enter my practice.
My practice consists of adults and adolescents with mood disorders, grief and life issues. I offer a unique blend of Christian counseling with a cognitive behavorial model. Relationaly motivated to help those that enter my practice.
(571) 317-2418 View (571) 317-2418
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Christopher Bradshaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Not accepting new clients
We are all on a journey. I see the role of a counselor as someone who walks with you on yours. My counseling style blends cognitive behavioral techniques with existential humanism, which allows for the implementation of evidence-based interventions without neglecting the innate humanity of every individual. My guiding principle as a counselor is to meet clients where they are and help them grow into the best version of themselves.
We are all on a journey. I see the role of a counselor as someone who walks with you on yours. My counseling style blends cognitive behavioral techniques with existential humanism, which allows for the implementation of evidence-based interventions without neglecting the innate humanity of every individual. My guiding principle as a counselor is to meet clients where they are and help them grow into the best version of themselves.
(571) 554-5903 View (571) 554-5903

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20155

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20155 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
70% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
57% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Anthem | Elevance
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20155 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20155?

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.