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Danielle Olmedo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Self-care, healthy interventions, and emotional support are essential factors in the therapeutic relationship. Sessions are focused on assisting clients with processing trauma and managing emotions they experience in their daily lives. This method is suitable for clients interested in using a range of techniques in therapy that include but are not limited to EMDR, CBT, Havening, and a person-centered approach . I understand that each person's needs are different and a diverse approach is used to assist each person in meeting their goals and creating change.
Self-care, healthy interventions, and emotional support are essential factors in the therapeutic relationship. Sessions are focused on assisting clients with processing trauma and managing emotions they experience in their daily lives. This method is suitable for clients interested in using a range of techniques in therapy that include but are not limited to EMDR, CBT, Havening, and a person-centered approach . I understand that each person's needs are different and a diverse approach is used to assist each person in meeting their goals and creating change.
(571) 454-5445 View (571) 454-5445
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Olivia J. Withers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Welcome to Lifestyle Counseling with Olivia Withers, where your difficult emotions can transform into strengths. Here, we focus on the significant experiences that have shaped your life, your ideas, your feelings, and your decisions. It can seem overwhelming and daunting to explore the whole self - and this is where I come in. As a Licensed Counselor in Virginia and Maryland, I support clients as they explore childhood traumas, heal from past wounds, recognize their personal needs, learn to communicate those needs to others, build self and emotional awareness, and accept all of the parts that make them human.
Welcome to Lifestyle Counseling with Olivia Withers, where your difficult emotions can transform into strengths. Here, we focus on the significant experiences that have shaped your life, your ideas, your feelings, and your decisions. It can seem overwhelming and daunting to explore the whole self - and this is where I come in. As a Licensed Counselor in Virginia and Maryland, I support clients as they explore childhood traumas, heal from past wounds, recognize their personal needs, learn to communicate those needs to others, build self and emotional awareness, and accept all of the parts that make them human.
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Tranquil Mind Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT, EMDR, LLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified EMDR Therapist & Consultant, and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) with over 25 years experience working with youth, teens, and adults in a wide variety of settings across the treatment continuum. I started our practice, Tranquil Mind Therapy, LLC in 2016, and we have 5 talented therapists providing general and trauma therapy for clients of all ages, from children to older adults! We partner with clients to process and heal from past and present wounds, achieve balance & resilience, & address various challenges with empowering solutions in a warm, safe, confidential therapeutic space.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified EMDR Therapist & Consultant, and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) with over 25 years experience working with youth, teens, and adults in a wide variety of settings across the treatment continuum. I started our practice, Tranquil Mind Therapy, LLC in 2016, and we have 5 talented therapists providing general and trauma therapy for clients of all ages, from children to older adults! We partner with clients to process and heal from past and present wounds, achieve balance & resilience, & address various challenges with empowering solutions in a warm, safe, confidential therapeutic space.
(571) 383-2540 View (571) 383-2540
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Char Bentley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
If you’re looking for help navigating life struggles, finding effective tools to better regulate your emotions, or need additional guidance on creating a full, thriving life then
If you’re looking for help navigating life struggles, finding effective tools to better regulate your emotions, or need additional guidance on creating a full, thriving life then
(571) 200-3284 View (571) 200-3284
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Kim Arellano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping people who are feeling undone by life or loved ones to find their way. In couples therapy, I help you forge a rewarding & resilient relationship by cultivating the right change. In individual therapy, I help adults dealing with psychological distress, trauma, anxiety, or depression stemming from issues in family of origin, primary relationship, immediate family, and workplace. I am trauma-responsive and neurodivergence-informed in all that I do. On a personal note, I’ve been married 26 years, raised 3 young adults, and had a prior career. From this, I draw great empathy, compassion, and encouragement for my clients.
I enjoy helping people who are feeling undone by life or loved ones to find their way. In couples therapy, I help you forge a rewarding & resilient relationship by cultivating the right change. In individual therapy, I help adults dealing with psychological distress, trauma, anxiety, or depression stemming from issues in family of origin, primary relationship, immediate family, and workplace. I am trauma-responsive and neurodivergence-informed in all that I do. On a personal note, I’ve been married 26 years, raised 3 young adults, and had a prior career. From this, I draw great empathy, compassion, and encouragement for my clients.
(571) 339-3103 View (571) 339-3103
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Tawanda Turner Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
I have over 35 years providing counseling. My work has included individual, child and adolescent treatment as well as family/couples counseling. I specialize in providing support in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and marital discord. Additionally, I have had the honor of providing support to military and Foreign Service Officers', federal government workers and their families. I provide supportive counseling to a clients with a diverse cultural background. The time is now to begin your emotional healing and to renew your Hope for Today and the Future.
I have over 35 years providing counseling. My work has included individual, child and adolescent treatment as well as family/couples counseling. I specialize in providing support in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and marital discord. Additionally, I have had the honor of providing support to military and Foreign Service Officers', federal government workers and their families. I provide supportive counseling to a clients with a diverse cultural background. The time is now to begin your emotional healing and to renew your Hope for Today and the Future.
(571) 200-9872 View (571) 200-9872
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Megan Elizabeth Fellows
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over years experience in the mental health field, I thoroughly enjoy my role in helping others to reach their goals. I have worked with individuals, families, and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings within the DC Metro area. Specifically, I have experience with adults, adolescents, and children presenting with a variety of concerns and needs. I have also had the privilege of serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental delays in both private, in-home, and educational settings.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over years experience in the mental health field, I thoroughly enjoy my role in helping others to reach their goals. I have worked with individuals, families, and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings within the DC Metro area. Specifically, I have experience with adults, adolescents, and children presenting with a variety of concerns and needs. I have also had the privilege of serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental delays in both private, in-home, and educational settings.
(571) 374-1726 View (571) 374-1726
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Tess Zhao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Are you eager to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing? Whether you're navigating life's twists and turns, overcoming challenges, or seeking to support your relationships, I'm here for you. My unwavering dedication to providing culturally sensitive and effective mental health care is rooted in a deep understanding of the unique experiences faced by individuals from diverse backgrounds. I am from a Chinese background and speak both Mandarin and English fluently. This makes it easier for me to connect with clients from similar communities and build trust during our therapy sessions.
Are you eager to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing? Whether you're navigating life's twists and turns, overcoming challenges, or seeking to support your relationships, I'm here for you. My unwavering dedication to providing culturally sensitive and effective mental health care is rooted in a deep understanding of the unique experiences faced by individuals from diverse backgrounds. I am from a Chinese background and speak both Mandarin and English fluently. This makes it easier for me to connect with clients from similar communities and build trust during our therapy sessions.
(571) 409-7530 View (571) 409-7530
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Ben Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
I am a clinician with over 30 years combined experience in the fields of substance abuse and mental health. I have worked for a number of years assisting adults find recovery in an outpatient substance abuse setting. In more recent years, I have worked with people of all ages experiencing a mental health and/or substance abuse crisis. I use a client centered approach and I am familiar with other treatment modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy.
I am a clinician with over 30 years combined experience in the fields of substance abuse and mental health. I have worked for a number of years assisting adults find recovery in an outpatient substance abuse setting. In more recent years, I have worked with people of all ages experiencing a mental health and/or substance abuse crisis. I use a client centered approach and I am familiar with other treatment modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy.
(571) 520-9567 View (571) 520-9567
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Andrea Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. I view therapy as a collaborative process that enables clients to gain perspective on their emotions, beliefs, relationships and behaviors. My approach is empathic, authentic and warm. I work from a strengths based perspective and assist clients in facing life challenges in realistic ways through a combination of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. I provide a confidential, safe environment for exploration and change.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. I view therapy as a collaborative process that enables clients to gain perspective on their emotions, beliefs, relationships and behaviors. My approach is empathic, authentic and warm. I work from a strengths based perspective and assist clients in facing life challenges in realistic ways through a combination of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. I provide a confidential, safe environment for exploration and change.
(703) 634-4782 View (703) 634-4782
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Fairfax Integrative Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
We have current openings for family, couple, and individual therapy and for our Intensive EMDR model. We are a collaborative practice of Licensed and Resident Marriage and Family Therapists. We come from a warm, direct approach aimed at helping our clients feel comfortable and safe while actively working to meet their goals. Our therapists work from a systemic, strength based approach to treat a variety of issues including mood struggles, relationship and conflict issues, anger management, behavioral issues, trauma, and parenting and family issues. We are licensed to treat clients in Virginia, DC, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.
We have current openings for family, couple, and individual therapy and for our Intensive EMDR model. We are a collaborative practice of Licensed and Resident Marriage and Family Therapists. We come from a warm, direct approach aimed at helping our clients feel comfortable and safe while actively working to meet their goals. Our therapists work from a systemic, strength based approach to treat a variety of issues including mood struggles, relationship and conflict issues, anger management, behavioral issues, trauma, and parenting and family issues. We are licensed to treat clients in Virginia, DC, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.
(571) 223-6515 View (571) 223-6515
Photo of Laila Cooper, Psychologist in 22030, VA
Laila Cooper
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
Congratulations on making it this far; searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming process! Many individuals struggle with depression, anxiety, struggles with sex and relationships, or simply the desire to understand themselves more thoroughly. Whether to improve mood and functioning, improve relationships, or work on issues with sex/sexuality, therapy can be reparative, strengthening, and play a role in maximizing enjoyment of life! I work from an affirming and social justice approach with the LGBTQIA community and people of color, and I am kink- and non-monogamy informed and affirming.
Congratulations on making it this far; searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming process! Many individuals struggle with depression, anxiety, struggles with sex and relationships, or simply the desire to understand themselves more thoroughly. Whether to improve mood and functioning, improve relationships, or work on issues with sex/sexuality, therapy can be reparative, strengthening, and play a role in maximizing enjoyment of life! I work from an affirming and social justice approach with the LGBTQIA community and people of color, and I am kink- and non-monogamy informed and affirming.
(703) 291-1498 View (703) 291-1498
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Dr. Charlotte Howson
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
With the right clinician, therapy can change your life in powerful and lasting ways. I work with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, chronic pain, self esteem, spirituality, stress, trauma and PTSD, and women's issues. Whether you are facing prolonged challenges, a current crisis, or simply feeling like something is "off," my goal is to help facilitate a deeper understanding of yourself, and ultimately a greater sense of well-being and peace. I hold safety, trust, and respect as pivotal elements of effective therapy, and approach each client as a unique individual with distinct strengths and needs.
With the right clinician, therapy can change your life in powerful and lasting ways. I work with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, chronic pain, self esteem, spirituality, stress, trauma and PTSD, and women's issues. Whether you are facing prolonged challenges, a current crisis, or simply feeling like something is "off," my goal is to help facilitate a deeper understanding of yourself, and ultimately a greater sense of well-being and peace. I hold safety, trust, and respect as pivotal elements of effective therapy, and approach each client as a unique individual with distinct strengths and needs.
(571) 570-3456 View (571) 570-3456
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Dr. Lori Leigh Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Lori holds a PhD in Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional counselor who works with individuals, families, and children. She earned her master's degree from Virginia Tech with a master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has over 25 years of experience. Ms. Bain's specialties include work with couples issues, parental guidance, personal stress, personal coaching, grief, and depression. She also has significant experience in working with clients who suffer from anxiety. Ms. Bain participates in virtual therapy.
Lori holds a PhD in Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional counselor who works with individuals, families, and children. She earned her master's degree from Virginia Tech with a master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has over 25 years of experience. Ms. Bain's specialties include work with couples issues, parental guidance, personal stress, personal coaching, grief, and depression. She also has significant experience in working with clients who suffer from anxiety. Ms. Bain participates in virtual therapy.
(703) 991-2738 View (703) 991-2738
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Astrid Bovet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Welcome! I’m so glad you are reaching out! Finding a therapist who is able to listen and understand your particular needs is key. When I meet with you for the first time, I want to learn who you are as a person. What matters to you? What is your life story? Once I have a good understanding, we can decide jointly what approach is likely to help you most. When you come for counseling, you want to start to feel better right away. Using evidence-based coping skills from the first session, I help folks get some immediate stress relief. At the same time, we also can address any underlying issues to achieve more long-term gains.
Welcome! I’m so glad you are reaching out! Finding a therapist who is able to listen and understand your particular needs is key. When I meet with you for the first time, I want to learn who you are as a person. What matters to you? What is your life story? Once I have a good understanding, we can decide jointly what approach is likely to help you most. When you come for counseling, you want to start to feel better right away. Using evidence-based coping skills from the first session, I help folks get some immediate stress relief. At the same time, we also can address any underlying issues to achieve more long-term gains.
(571) 999-6910 View (571) 999-6910
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Christine Park
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I’m Christine Park, PhD, LCSW, Licensed Psychotherapist in Virginia certified in EMDR. I have over ten years of clinical experience providing mental health counseling services. My areas of clinical expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, family issues, women’s issues, and life transitions. For clients who wish to do so, I integrate spirituality and faith into therapy. I am professionally trained in utilizing evidence-based modalities of treatment and have EMDRIA certification.
Hi! I’m Christine Park, PhD, LCSW, Licensed Psychotherapist in Virginia certified in EMDR. I have over ten years of clinical experience providing mental health counseling services. My areas of clinical expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, family issues, women’s issues, and life transitions. For clients who wish to do so, I integrate spirituality and faith into therapy. I am professionally trained in utilizing evidence-based modalities of treatment and have EMDRIA certification.
(571) 568-8387 View (571) 568-8387
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Anne Mader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Anne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC, and Virginia. Currently, she is only seeing clients via telehealth. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee. Anne has received advanced training in Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, and Sensorimotor Psychology. Anne's areas of interest working through life transitions, relationship issues, work/life balance, and trauma. She provides a warm and inviting space to come as you are, without judgment.
Anne is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC, and Virginia. Currently, she is only seeing clients via telehealth. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee. Anne has received advanced training in Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, and Sensorimotor Psychology. Anne's areas of interest working through life transitions, relationship issues, work/life balance, and trauma. She provides a warm and inviting space to come as you are, without judgment.
(202) 979-9841 View (202) 979-9841
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Chan Young Park
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, LPC-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
Sometimes the process of finding a therapist can be a challenge. If you are on this journey, I am here to listen your unique experiences and help you cope with mental health challenges by providing you with a holistic therapeutic experience and by showing empathy to see your world like how you see it. I believe that being accepting, non-judgmental, understanding, and listening are few of the most important skills as a therapist.
Sometimes the process of finding a therapist can be a challenge. If you are on this journey, I am here to listen your unique experiences and help you cope with mental health challenges by providing you with a holistic therapeutic experience and by showing empathy to see your world like how you see it. I believe that being accepting, non-judgmental, understanding, and listening are few of the most important skills as a therapist.
(571) 450-9255 View (571) 450-9255
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The Pragmatic Therapist(s)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
In a world often shadowed by the remnants of past traumas, our group mental health practice stands as a beacon of hope and healing. We specialize in EMDR, IFS, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, uniquely tailoring our approach to help adults navigate and overcome the complexities of childhood trauma. Our team believes in a holistic path to recovery, blending innovative therapies with compassion and understanding, guiding each individual towards a life of resilience, peace, and emotional well-being.
In a world often shadowed by the remnants of past traumas, our group mental health practice stands as a beacon of hope and healing. We specialize in EMDR, IFS, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, uniquely tailoring our approach to help adults navigate and overcome the complexities of childhood trauma. Our team believes in a holistic path to recovery, blending innovative therapies with compassion and understanding, guiding each individual towards a life of resilience, peace, and emotional well-being.
(571) 366-8127 View (571) 366-8127
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Kanisha Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in trauma, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. I am trained in EMDR and Psychodrama techniques. My goal is to improve mental and behavioral challenges impacting adults, adolescents, and children. I offers individual and group psychotherapy services for ages six through late adulthood. Throughout my career, I have helped individuals and families develop positive communication skills, establish relapse prevention strategies, improve social and school functioning,regulate emotions effectively, as well as create and implement coping mechanisms
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in trauma, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. I am trained in EMDR and Psychodrama techniques. My goal is to improve mental and behavioral challenges impacting adults, adolescents, and children. I offers individual and group psychotherapy services for ages six through late adulthood. Throughout my career, I have helped individuals and families develop positive communication skills, establish relapse prevention strategies, improve social and school functioning,regulate emotions effectively, as well as create and implement coping mechanisms
(571) 487-7510 View (571) 487-7510

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22030

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 22030 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
59% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Cigna and Evernorth
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 22030 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22030?

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.

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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.