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Juan P. Barrios-Theodore A. Hoch Edd Lpc
Pre-Licensed Professional, LRPC
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Do you feel lonely, overwhelmed, or a lack of motivation? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship difficulties? Working together, you will learn how brave you can be, to build virtue, and that you are valuable. Trabajando juntos, aprenderán lo valiente que pueden ser para construir la virtud y lo valioso que son. Mis clientes son jóvenes, adultos y padres. My clients are youth, adults, and parents who receive trauma-informed support, learning to take each day into your own hands, create meaningful change, and build up your strengths. I am a Resident in Counseling with Ted Hoch LPC. English and Spanish open.
Do you feel lonely, overwhelmed, or a lack of motivation? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship difficulties? Working together, you will learn how brave you can be, to build virtue, and that you are valuable. Trabajando juntos, aprenderán lo valiente que pueden ser para construir la virtud y lo valioso que son. Mis clientes son jóvenes, adultos y padres. My clients are youth, adults, and parents who receive trauma-informed support, learning to take each day into your own hands, create meaningful change, and build up your strengths. I am a Resident in Counseling with Ted Hoch LPC. English and Spanish open.
(571) 389-7048 View (571) 389-7048
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Center for Sexual & Reproductive Health Psycholo
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Wondering about the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. For the duration of this public health crisis, DrSara will be offering SecureVideo appointments exclusively. Please visit my website at www.DrSara.com and click on Request and Appointment. All locations are closed but SecureVideo appointments are available. Choose your time and the secure platform will send instructions. SecureVideo uses the Zoom platform and is easy to use and confidential. DrSara holds an e-passport from ASBPP PsyPact and can treat anyone in AZ, CO, DE, GA, IL, MO, NE, NH, NV, OK, PA, TX, or UT as well as NC, VA, and DC.
Wondering about the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. For the duration of this public health crisis, DrSara will be offering SecureVideo appointments exclusively. Please visit my website at www.DrSara.com and click on Request and Appointment. All locations are closed but SecureVideo appointments are available. Choose your time and the secure platform will send instructions. SecureVideo uses the Zoom platform and is easy to use and confidential. DrSara holds an e-passport from ASBPP PsyPact and can treat anyone in AZ, CO, DE, GA, IL, MO, NE, NH, NV, OK, PA, TX, or UT as well as NC, VA, and DC.
(540) 802-4989 View (540) 802-4989
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Tomoko Rose
Resident in Counseling, MA, CRC, CBIS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190
You might have lost someone important to you or feel like you lost a loved one because the person has changed due to sickness or age. Or it could be that you have lost something important to you, like your identity, abilities, or dream, and it is difficult to live the same way. Grief is part of our life, yet every kind of grief is complex and hard to bear. It is normal to feel overwhelmed, out of control and isolated, as no one understands what you have been going through. Keeping yourself busy sounds like a good strategy for the short term, but even if you are strong and independent, we all need help sometimes.
You might have lost someone important to you or feel like you lost a loved one because the person has changed due to sickness or age. Or it could be that you have lost something important to you, like your identity, abilities, or dream, and it is difficult to live the same way. Grief is part of our life, yet every kind of grief is complex and hard to bear. It is normal to feel overwhelmed, out of control and isolated, as no one understands what you have been going through. Keeping yourself busy sounds like a good strategy for the short term, but even if you are strong and independent, we all need help sometimes.
(571) 620-6224 View (571) 620-6224
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LB Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Navigating through life stressors can be challenging, and it’s normal to feel stuck, overwhelmed or lost from time to time. I’m here to help. I’m a Licensed Therapist in NY and VA with 8+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I help clients with a wide range of behavioral and mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, and family conflict.
Navigating through life stressors can be challenging, and it’s normal to feel stuck, overwhelmed or lost from time to time. I’m here to help. I’m a Licensed Therapist in NY and VA with 8+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I help clients with a wide range of behavioral and mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, and family conflict.
(703) 457-8557 View (703) 457-8557
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Erin Kardel
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Areas of expertise include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Areas of expertise include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
(703) 997-6283 View (703) 997-6283
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Lisa Rachelle Lilenfeld
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
I have 30 years of clinical, research and teaching experience, with particular expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders. As a Clinical Psychology Professor in a doctoral training program, I have extensive experience conducting psychotherapy, teaching and training others in cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as publishing and presenting research internationally. Professional memberships include serving as an elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and a member of the Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies.
I have 30 years of clinical, research and teaching experience, with particular expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders. As a Clinical Psychology Professor in a doctoral training program, I have extensive experience conducting psychotherapy, teaching and training others in cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as publishing and presenting research internationally. Professional memberships include serving as an elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and a member of the Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies.
(703) 791-9922 View (703) 791-9922
Photo of Lawrence P. Riso, Psychologist in 20190, VA
Lawrence P. Riso
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and practicing over 25 years. I commonly treat panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and marital/couples problems. I am a practitioner-scholar with over 50 published journal articles, books and book chapters on psychotherapy and psychological disorders. I primarily use CBT, a problem-focused, evidence-based approach and hold several psychotherapy certifications (including "Cognitive Therapy," "Schema Therapy," and "Schema Therapy for Couples". For long-standing problems, I employ more "emotion-focused" approaches.
Expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and practicing over 25 years. I commonly treat panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and marital/couples problems. I am a practitioner-scholar with over 50 published journal articles, books and book chapters on psychotherapy and psychological disorders. I primarily use CBT, a problem-focused, evidence-based approach and hold several psychotherapy certifications (including "Cognitive Therapy," "Schema Therapy," and "Schema Therapy for Couples". For long-standing problems, I employ more "emotion-focused" approaches.
(703) 957-7743 View (703) 957-7743
Photo of Dan Dinsmoor, Psychologist in 20190, VA
Dan Dinsmoor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
I specialize in providing psychotherapy and neurofeedback services to patients with OCD, Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, TBI, and migraine headaches. The commonality among these problems is that an understanding of brain functioning can inform the direction of the treatment process. I started my career working with young autistic children. I have always had some autistic patients in my caseload. Currently, I work with adults who are on the spectrum as a particular area of interest in my practice.
I specialize in providing psychotherapy and neurofeedback services to patients with OCD, Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, TBI, and migraine headaches. The commonality among these problems is that an understanding of brain functioning can inform the direction of the treatment process. I started my career working with young autistic children. I have always had some autistic patients in my caseload. Currently, I work with adults who are on the spectrum as a particular area of interest in my practice.
(703) 870-2767 View (703) 870-2767
Photo of William Kapfer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20190, VA
William Kapfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Will Kapfer is a Resident in Counseling practicing in the Commonwealth of Virginia who has 4+ years of experience working with children, families, and adults seeking help with anxiety, trauma, depression, substance use, adjustment issues, grief/loss, and psychoeducation. He enjoys equipping individuals with various skills to support them in living healthy and empowered lives. Will completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling at the University of South Carolina and received his Master’s degree in counseling from Marymount University.
Will Kapfer is a Resident in Counseling practicing in the Commonwealth of Virginia who has 4+ years of experience working with children, families, and adults seeking help with anxiety, trauma, depression, substance use, adjustment issues, grief/loss, and psychoeducation. He enjoys equipping individuals with various skills to support them in living healthy and empowered lives. Will completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling at the University of South Carolina and received his Master’s degree in counseling from Marymount University.
(571) 556-9746 View (571) 556-9746
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Michael Monahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who strives to support and guide his clients through challenging life experiences. He has over 10 years of professional experience working with children, youth, and families. Michael specializes in the areas of depression, anxiety, adults with childhood trauma, mood disorders, adoption issues, cultural issues, parent-child conflicts, relational discord, and managing life transitions. Michael has extensive experience empowering and engaging individuals, couples, and families to move toward positive changes.
Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who strives to support and guide his clients through challenging life experiences. He has over 10 years of professional experience working with children, youth, and families. Michael specializes in the areas of depression, anxiety, adults with childhood trauma, mood disorders, adoption issues, cultural issues, parent-child conflicts, relational discord, and managing life transitions. Michael has extensive experience empowering and engaging individuals, couples, and families to move toward positive changes.
(571) 462-2538 View (571) 462-2538
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Ana Cristina Uribe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress of every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and that you can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of these experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it is difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overflowing.
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress of every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and that you can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of these experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it is difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overflowing.
(571) 496-9818 View (571) 496-9818
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Kyle Stephan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190
The building blocks of your identity are rooted in the relational experiences you had as a child, the world you lived in, the resources available, and the challenges life sent your way. You may have learned that some emotions or needs were not acceptable or tolerable, some needs would need to be met indirectly through adaptations (such as perfectionism, people pleasing, playing small or withdrawing), or that some needs might not be met at all and would need to be abandoned or minimized. My role is to help you make sense of who you are, how you got here, your patterns of relating, and how to create the relationships you long for.
The building blocks of your identity are rooted in the relational experiences you had as a child, the world you lived in, the resources available, and the challenges life sent your way. You may have learned that some emotions or needs were not acceptable or tolerable, some needs would need to be met indirectly through adaptations (such as perfectionism, people pleasing, playing small or withdrawing), or that some needs might not be met at all and would need to be abandoned or minimized. My role is to help you make sense of who you are, how you got here, your patterns of relating, and how to create the relationships you long for.
(540) 924-1689 View (540) 924-1689
Photo of Theodore A Hoch, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20190, VA
Theodore A Hoch
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LBA
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
I enjoy and am effective working with people who have anxiety, depression, or trauma issues; with parents and children or adolescents who have difficulty getting along; with people who have personality differences; and with people who have difficulty in relationships with others. I also have many years of experience working with families who have a child or children with autism or another disability. I enjoy helping people to learn to live happier, more productive lives.
I enjoy and am effective working with people who have anxiety, depression, or trauma issues; with parents and children or adolescents who have difficulty getting along; with people who have personality differences; and with people who have difficulty in relationships with others. I also have many years of experience working with families who have a child or children with autism or another disability. I enjoy helping people to learn to live happier, more productive lives.
(571) 200-4962 View (571) 200-4962
Photo of Nan Tilbury, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20190, VA
Nan Tilbury
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CDWF
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Porn. Escorts. Massage parlors. Online sexual behaviors. Compulsive sexual behavior is ruining your life. Your behavior does not define you; I know how to help you out of this mess. I have both the training and skills to help you with out of control sexual behavior and the betrayal trauma they have caused your partner. It's hard to talk about sexual issues, but I am both used to and comfortable with discussing these topics. My therapeutic style is direct, funny and warm, and I am described as empathetic in my work. Your work with me will be both confidential and respectful.
Porn. Escorts. Massage parlors. Online sexual behaviors. Compulsive sexual behavior is ruining your life. Your behavior does not define you; I know how to help you out of this mess. I have both the training and skills to help you with out of control sexual behavior and the betrayal trauma they have caused your partner. It's hard to talk about sexual issues, but I am both used to and comfortable with discussing these topics. My therapeutic style is direct, funny and warm, and I am described as empathetic in my work. Your work with me will be both confidential and respectful.
(913) 937-0195 View (913) 937-0195
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Ann Lane
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am clinical psychologist and see adults with a wide variety of issues, past and present, that get in the way of living their best lives. I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression and anger which seriously impact their personal and professional lives. I have a special interest in helping people recover from negative impact of early dysfunctional environments , cultism, sexual and physical abuse.
I am clinical psychologist and see adults with a wide variety of issues, past and present, that get in the way of living their best lives. I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression and anger which seriously impact their personal and professional lives. I have a special interest in helping people recover from negative impact of early dysfunctional environments , cultism, sexual and physical abuse.
(301) 281-4746 View (301) 281-4746
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Dana Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Dana Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 6 years of experience helping adults of all ages to improve their wellbeing and enhance their quality of life. Dana offers individual or group therapy for those experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and grief. She specializes in working with people who are experiencing unexpected life transitions due to illness, injury, role identity change, separation/divorce, or other types of loss.
Dana Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 6 years of experience helping adults of all ages to improve their wellbeing and enhance their quality of life. Dana offers individual or group therapy for those experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and grief. She specializes in working with people who are experiencing unexpected life transitions due to illness, injury, role identity change, separation/divorce, or other types of loss.
(571) 556-9540 View (571) 556-9540
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Cathy Patrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190
If you're having some kind of pain with anxiety, depression and/or stress, I am here to help you! It can be difficult to keep picking up over and over again. I understand this and provide an open, warm and safe space where my clients feel comfortable and can recommit to helping themselves again! We work together to pull from your strengths, re-introduce existing coping strategies and learn many new ones. My focus is for you to gain tools quickly and learn to maintain them. Clients will see improvements in their mood, outlook, energy, physical health, emotional health and in relationships. I take care of and care for my clients!
If you're having some kind of pain with anxiety, depression and/or stress, I am here to help you! It can be difficult to keep picking up over and over again. I understand this and provide an open, warm and safe space where my clients feel comfortable and can recommit to helping themselves again! We work together to pull from your strengths, re-introduce existing coping strategies and learn many new ones. My focus is for you to gain tools quickly and learn to maintain them. Clients will see improvements in their mood, outlook, energy, physical health, emotional health and in relationships. I take care of and care for my clients!
(703) 454-5763 View (703) 454-5763
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Carolyn Sinclair
Licensed Professional Counselor, Carolyn Sinclair, DMin, LPC, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
We are relational beings created to be in relationship with others. Sometimes our life stories and experiences hinder us from experiencing and growing in a healthy way in those relationships. I believe health and healing are possible. My areas of interest are sexual addiction (both addict and partner work), depression, anxiety, grief, relational stress, trauma, and family of origin issues. I work with adults, couples, and families. I am a certified sexual addiction therapist (CSAT), CPTT (partner trauma), EMDR Certified, Gottman Marriage Counseling trained, and in Post - Induction Therapy (Inner Child Therapy) by Pia Mellody,
We are relational beings created to be in relationship with others. Sometimes our life stories and experiences hinder us from experiencing and growing in a healthy way in those relationships. I believe health and healing are possible. My areas of interest are sexual addiction (both addict and partner work), depression, anxiety, grief, relational stress, trauma, and family of origin issues. I work with adults, couples, and families. I am a certified sexual addiction therapist (CSAT), CPTT (partner trauma), EMDR Certified, Gottman Marriage Counseling trained, and in Post - Induction Therapy (Inner Child Therapy) by Pia Mellody,
(571) 454-9421 View (571) 454-9421
Photo of Alanna Betts, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20190, VA
Alanna Betts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Are you struggling to fully experience the joys in your life? Are struggling with challenges of pregnancy or parenthood? Do thoughts about your body or eating patterns impact your overall well-being? Do experiences from your past intrude into your everyday life? With over a decade of experience, I have cultivated a deep understanding of the psychological complexities that often accompany these struggles and can help you develop strategies to move beyond them.
Are you struggling to fully experience the joys in your life? Are struggling with challenges of pregnancy or parenthood? Do thoughts about your body or eating patterns impact your overall well-being? Do experiences from your past intrude into your everyday life? With over a decade of experience, I have cultivated a deep understanding of the psychological complexities that often accompany these struggles and can help you develop strategies to move beyond them.
(571) 462-6059 View (571) 462-6059
Photo of Three Leaves Psychological Services, LLC, Psychologist in 20190, VA
Three Leaves Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LP, MFT
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
I work with clients of all ages and have experience working with a variety of presenting concerns including mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse and anxiety-related concerns. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy and works to collaborate with my clients based upon their unique needs and experiences.
I work with clients of all ages and have experience working with a variety of presenting concerns including mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse and anxiety-related concerns. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy and works to collaborate with my clients based upon their unique needs and experiences.
(571) 290-2620 View (571) 290-2620

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20190

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 20190 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
63% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Anthem | Elevance
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20190 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20190?

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.