Therapists in 22101

Photo of Kathy Matay, Resident in Counseling in 22101, VA
Kathy Matay
Resident in Counseling, LRC, CALM, ASIST
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Kathy completed her master's in counseling and psychotherapy with the Adler Graduate School and is pursuing licensure as an LPC. She has 15 years of experience as a certified parent educator with CHADD and the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). She works with parents to adopt a positive discipline approach and provides tools and strategies to win cooperation and increase peacefulness and respect in the family. Kathy applies neuroscience to help clients with emotional regulation and anger management to prevent disproportionate reactions.
Kathy completed her master's in counseling and psychotherapy with the Adler Graduate School and is pursuing licensure as an LPC. She has 15 years of experience as a certified parent educator with CHADD and the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). She works with parents to adopt a positive discipline approach and provides tools and strategies to win cooperation and increase peacefulness and respect in the family. Kathy applies neuroscience to help clients with emotional regulation and anger management to prevent disproportionate reactions.
(571) 581-6201 View (571) 581-6201
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Debra Walther
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have retired from my Clinical Practice. Please call me if you are a therapist who wants to contact me about one of my former clients. Thank you
I have retired from my Clinical Practice. Please call me if you are a therapist who wants to contact me about one of my former clients. Thank you
(202) 684-2055 View (202) 684-2055
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Nicholas B Liappis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
To get to know me better than I could describe, read my 14 unsolicited 5-star REVIEWS on my Google listing. PC users, click the 'Website' button to left. Mobile users, scroll down and click on the 'My Website' link. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor native to McLean, VA. For 24 years I’ve had the opportunity to use my training, skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of many, from young children (5+ yo); to tweens and teens; and to adults. By meeting people where they are and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up to a place in life where they want to be.
To get to know me better than I could describe, read my 14 unsolicited 5-star REVIEWS on my Google listing. PC users, click the 'Website' button to left. Mobile users, scroll down and click on the 'My Website' link. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor native to McLean, VA. For 24 years I’ve had the opportunity to use my training, skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of many, from young children (5+ yo); to tweens and teens; and to adults. By meeting people where they are and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up to a place in life where they want to be.
(571) 290-2170 View (571) 290-2170
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Valia Shoja
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
I am a resident Counselor at Wellness Through Counseling, located in McLean, VA. I am passionate about helping my clients heal and grow. My mission is to assist people understand themselves and their challenges more effectively. I strongly believe that my clients are experts of their desired path in life. I strive to create a safe space that allows you to process your thoughts and feelings. Through a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will work together to explore your strengths and resilience for living a fulfilling life and reaching your potential.
I am a resident Counselor at Wellness Through Counseling, located in McLean, VA. I am passionate about helping my clients heal and grow. My mission is to assist people understand themselves and their challenges more effectively. I strongly believe that my clients are experts of their desired path in life. I strive to create a safe space that allows you to process your thoughts and feelings. Through a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will work together to explore your strengths and resilience for living a fulfilling life and reaching your potential.
(571) 998-1325 View (571) 998-1325
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Jonathan DeRight
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Do you or your family worry about your thinking abilities? Have you always wondered whether your diagnosis is accurate or wished that you had a more comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms? I perform neuropsychological and psychological evaluations that integrate various cognitive and emotional traits into a personalized and thorough evaluation. I regularly perform forensic neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for the court system. As a board certified neuropsychologist, I often perform cognitive testing to assess skills such as intelligence, attention, processing speed, executive functioning, language, and memory.
Do you or your family worry about your thinking abilities? Have you always wondered whether your diagnosis is accurate or wished that you had a more comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms? I perform neuropsychological and psychological evaluations that integrate various cognitive and emotional traits into a personalized and thorough evaluation. I regularly perform forensic neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for the court system. As a board certified neuropsychologist, I often perform cognitive testing to assess skills such as intelligence, attention, processing speed, executive functioning, language, and memory.
(703) 810-7283 View (703) 810-7283
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Rebecca Rossiter
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
I work with people who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, their circumstances, and their abilities. No matter what the reason, most people I see begin this journey because they are experiencing discomfort and looking for relief. My hope is to help you attain clarity and empower you to identify what you want and what is possible.
I work with people who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, their circumstances, and their abilities. No matter what the reason, most people I see begin this journey because they are experiencing discomfort and looking for relief. My hope is to help you attain clarity and empower you to identify what you want and what is possible.
(571) 462-2637 View (571) 462-2637
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Annette B. Kielkopf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Waitlist for new clients
As a couple and family therapist I have extensive experience in play therapy, couples conflict, and emotional regulation. I see individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I work to understand thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and beliefs. We curiously develop an awareness of how to adapt and shift your interactional patterns. This helps resolve areas of internal conflict, resolve problems, and improve interpersonal issues. I am here to help you, your couple relationship, or family live meaningfully. I partner with other professionals to provide you with the highest quality of care and treatment results.
As a couple and family therapist I have extensive experience in play therapy, couples conflict, and emotional regulation. I see individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I work to understand thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and beliefs. We curiously develop an awareness of how to adapt and shift your interactional patterns. This helps resolve areas of internal conflict, resolve problems, and improve interpersonal issues. I am here to help you, your couple relationship, or family live meaningfully. I partner with other professionals to provide you with the highest quality of care and treatment results.
(703) 957-7793 View (703) 957-7793
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Anita L Auerbach
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
If you or someone you know is experiencing a problem that might call for professional help, whether the problem is depression, anxiety, phobias, marital or family strife, identity crisis, coping with chronic illness, substance abuse or any problem that interferes with daily living, my fellow clinical psychologists at Commonwealth Psychological Associates and I can be of help. It takes courage to ask for help, but early treatment can keep small problems from becoming larger ones that seem unsolvable. We recognize this and through personal care, offer specialized services and modern therapies to meet your specific needs.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a problem that might call for professional help, whether the problem is depression, anxiety, phobias, marital or family strife, identity crisis, coping with chronic illness, substance abuse or any problem that interferes with daily living, my fellow clinical psychologists at Commonwealth Psychological Associates and I can be of help. It takes courage to ask for help, but early treatment can keep small problems from becoming larger ones that seem unsolvable. We recognize this and through personal care, offer specialized services and modern therapies to meet your specific needs.
(540) 931-9967 View (540) 931-9967
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Brenna Chirby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I provide individual and couples psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I use an integration of various treatment modalities within a psychodynamic framework, providing my clients with the flexibility of treatment specific techniques while maintaining a focus on the therapeutic relationship and treatment alliance. Having healthy, positive relationships is integral to all aspects of our lives. I treat clients with mild to severe disorders and work in collaborative relationships with psychiatrists when medications are needed.
I provide individual and couples psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I use an integration of various treatment modalities within a psychodynamic framework, providing my clients with the flexibility of treatment specific techniques while maintaining a focus on the therapeutic relationship and treatment alliance. Having healthy, positive relationships is integral to all aspects of our lives. I treat clients with mild to severe disorders and work in collaborative relationships with psychiatrists when medications are needed.
(703) 957-7541 View (703) 957-7541
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Sandy C Malawer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve communications and better their relationship. I stress pragmatic solutions and reaching optimal goals. Studied at Johns Hopkins (Masters) and Oxford University (Certificate). Former Virginia gubernatorial appointee (Governor Kaine) to the Virginia Board of Counseling (Vice Chairman). Have had many clients from around the world. I help them overcome challenges and to achieve their goals. My website http://www.virginiacounselling.com/ My Blog https://counsellingcouples.net/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-malawer-7b99117/detail/recent-activity/
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve communications and better their relationship. I stress pragmatic solutions and reaching optimal goals. Studied at Johns Hopkins (Masters) and Oxford University (Certificate). Former Virginia gubernatorial appointee (Governor Kaine) to the Virginia Board of Counseling (Vice Chairman). Have had many clients from around the world. I help them overcome challenges and to achieve their goals. My website http://www.virginiacounselling.com/ My Blog https://counsellingcouples.net/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-malawer-7b99117/detail/recent-activity/
(703) 293-5440 View (703) 293-5440
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Jessica Speckhard
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Have you been struggling with your mental well being? Whether you are dealing with relationship issues, anxiety, persistent depression, a sense of aimlessness or hopelessness we will work together to develop a pathway towards healing and growth. I am an empathetic warm person and I have a wide range of clinical experience and training with adults and teens. I take a psychodynamic, trauma informed approach as well as offering equine assisted therapy tailored to your needs and unique personality. We will work together to address your present issues while also diving into how the past has brought you to where you are.
Have you been struggling with your mental well being? Whether you are dealing with relationship issues, anxiety, persistent depression, a sense of aimlessness or hopelessness we will work together to develop a pathway towards healing and growth. I am an empathetic warm person and I have a wide range of clinical experience and training with adults and teens. I take a psychodynamic, trauma informed approach as well as offering equine assisted therapy tailored to your needs and unique personality. We will work together to address your present issues while also diving into how the past has brought you to where you are.
(571) 200-8486 View (571) 200-8486
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Sunstone Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
DAYTIME AVAILABILITY. TRICARE CERTIFIED. LICENSED IN VA & DC: Do you need a compassionate, balanced male perspective on your relationship? Are you looking for ways to rekindle the passion you once had for your partner? Will your partner only attend counseling with a male therapist? Are you dealing with significant anger issues that are pulling you apart or damaging your life? Well, I am your therapist! I am also great with children (Play Therapy) and adolescence dealing with behavioral issues such as ADHD. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience who is available to all clients with any issues.
DAYTIME AVAILABILITY. TRICARE CERTIFIED. LICENSED IN VA & DC: Do you need a compassionate, balanced male perspective on your relationship? Are you looking for ways to rekindle the passion you once had for your partner? Will your partner only attend counseling with a male therapist? Are you dealing with significant anger issues that are pulling you apart or damaging your life? Well, I am your therapist! I am also great with children (Play Therapy) and adolescence dealing with behavioral issues such as ADHD. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience who is available to all clients with any issues.
(703) 935-0015 View (703) 935-0015
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Jeanine R Carlson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
With 40+ years of broad clinical experience, my practice now focuses on individual and couples work with adults. All are high functioning, often professional, dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, relationship/work/family stress, divorce, grief, loneliness, infertility, overeating, aging parents, anger management or trauma. I actively engage with clients in session and give feedback although I am not directive. I accept BCBS insurance but PPO plans only. I also accept some Medicare patients.
With 40+ years of broad clinical experience, my practice now focuses on individual and couples work with adults. All are high functioning, often professional, dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, relationship/work/family stress, divorce, grief, loneliness, infertility, overeating, aging parents, anger management or trauma. I actively engage with clients in session and give feedback although I am not directive. I accept BCBS insurance but PPO plans only. I also accept some Medicare patients.
(703) 596-8952 View (703) 596-8952
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Barbara Lavine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Barbara earned her BA from Michigan State University, her MA in Counseling from George Washington University in 1983, and an advanced certificate in Counseling from GWU in 2014. She has over 30 years of counseling experience. She worked as a school counselor for Fairfax County Public Schools until2016 and has since worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked primarily with children and families, and is also seeing adults. She uses solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered therapy.
Barbara earned her BA from Michigan State University, her MA in Counseling from George Washington University in 1983, and an advanced certificate in Counseling from GWU in 2014. She has over 30 years of counseling experience. She worked as a school counselor for Fairfax County Public Schools until2016 and has since worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked primarily with children and families, and is also seeing adults. She uses solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered therapy.
(571) 536-7327 View (571) 536-7327
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Rossa Ridley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Rossa Ridley is a Resident in Counseling and Qualified Mental Health Provider for adults in the state of Virginia. She has over 7 years of experience assisting adults that are seeking help with a variety of mental health issues, adjusting to life transitions, military-related issues, past incarceration, and relationship issues due to childhood trauma. Rossa completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from ECPI University, a Master of Art in Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling) from South University, and an advanced degree of a Master of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology.
Rossa Ridley is a Resident in Counseling and Qualified Mental Health Provider for adults in the state of Virginia. She has over 7 years of experience assisting adults that are seeking help with a variety of mental health issues, adjusting to life transitions, military-related issues, past incarceration, and relationship issues due to childhood trauma. Rossa completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from ECPI University, a Master of Art in Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling) from South University, and an advanced degree of a Master of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology.
(571) 568-7620 View (571) 568-7620
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Mark Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Is your toddler, preschooler or early-elementary school-age child struggling at home or in their child-care setting, preschool or school? Is their behavior disrupting the school day or home life? There are many reasons this could be occurring: medical, sensory-motor or developmental issues; a misfit between him/her and the child-care environment; emotion regulation or neurocognitive problems; or family or parenting stress. I'm here to help you uncover the mystery of your child's current challenges, reduce problematic behaviors, and implement strategies for home and school that will get your child back onto a pathway to social-emotional wellness.
Is your toddler, preschooler or early-elementary school-age child struggling at home or in their child-care setting, preschool or school? Is their behavior disrupting the school day or home life? There are many reasons this could be occurring: medical, sensory-motor or developmental issues; a misfit between him/her and the child-care environment; emotion regulation or neurocognitive problems; or family or parenting stress. I'm here to help you uncover the mystery of your child's current challenges, reduce problematic behaviors, and implement strategies for home and school that will get your child back onto a pathway to social-emotional wellness.
(703) 498-2931 View (703) 498-2931
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Lida Far - Relationship Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
My specialty lies in empowering adults who feel stuck in their personal and relational growth, as well as working with couples. I am dedicated to guiding individuals and couples through challenges in their relationships and life transitions, while also providing support and empowerment to high-achieving individuals seeking personal and professional fulfillment. Additionally, I specialize in sex therapy, offering a safe and non-judgmental space to address intimacy and sexual health concerns within relationships. I am also committed to neurodiversity-affirming care, ensuring that all clients receive understanding and tailored support.
My specialty lies in empowering adults who feel stuck in their personal and relational growth, as well as working with couples. I am dedicated to guiding individuals and couples through challenges in their relationships and life transitions, while also providing support and empowerment to high-achieving individuals seeking personal and professional fulfillment. Additionally, I specialize in sex therapy, offering a safe and non-judgmental space to address intimacy and sexual health concerns within relationships. I am also committed to neurodiversity-affirming care, ensuring that all clients receive understanding and tailored support.
(571) 517-1399 View (571) 517-1399
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Susan M Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
All my life I have been fascinated by peoples’ stories. It's been my privilege over more than forty years to hear the stories of my clients, as we meet together to understand their concerns and together develop treatment goals that will facilitate personal growth in their lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I see adults, both individuals and couples. Exploring family of origin dynamics and understanding the impact those dynamics may have on the client's presenting concerns allows a more thorough approach to treatment. My style is collaborative, empathic, practical, and interpersonal.
All my life I have been fascinated by peoples’ stories. It's been my privilege over more than forty years to hear the stories of my clients, as we meet together to understand their concerns and together develop treatment goals that will facilitate personal growth in their lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I see adults, both individuals and couples. Exploring family of origin dynamics and understanding the impact those dynamics may have on the client's presenting concerns allows a more thorough approach to treatment. My style is collaborative, empathic, practical, and interpersonal.
(703) 782-4837 View (703) 782-4837
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Miriam Merin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Life is full of challenges. As we navigate school, college, and career, strengthen our relationships with our families and friends, recover from setbacks, and articulate our dreams for ourselves, therapy can help us make sense of who we are and who we have the potential to become.
Life is full of challenges. As we navigate school, college, and career, strengthen our relationships with our families and friends, recover from setbacks, and articulate our dreams for ourselves, therapy can help us make sense of who we are and who we have the potential to become.
(571) 570-8034 View (571) 570-8034
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Katharine Ryan-Rosenbaum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Throughout her career, Katharine has developed a familiarity with children, adolescents and adults in the hospital, residential and outpatient settings. She has worked in a comprehensive outpatient opiate treatment center practicing individual, group and family therapy for adults with opiate addictions and co-occurring disorders. Most recently, Katharine has focused on adolescent males and females addressing trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, and behavioral issues. She has over ten years of experience working in the acute and long term care of clients facing mental health and behavioral concerns.
Throughout her career, Katharine has developed a familiarity with children, adolescents and adults in the hospital, residential and outpatient settings. She has worked in a comprehensive outpatient opiate treatment center practicing individual, group and family therapy for adults with opiate addictions and co-occurring disorders. Most recently, Katharine has focused on adolescent males and females addressing trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, and behavioral issues. She has over ten years of experience working in the acute and long term care of clients facing mental health and behavioral concerns.
(571) 568-7065 View (571) 568-7065

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Number of Therapists in 22101

300+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in 22101 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
63% Grief

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% Anthem | Elevance
50% CareFirst

How Therapists in 22101 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22101?

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.