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Farnaz E Teimouri
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychotherapist offering my services to individuals in Virginia and New York. My practice caters to adults and adolescents, specializing in addressing a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, cultural and adjustment difficulties, as well as daily life struggles. My primary objectives for my patients encompass enhancing overall well-being, fostering personal growth, and building resilience. With a distinctive perspective and extensive experience in psychiatric care, I firmly believe in the transformative impact of holistic integrative approaches on a patient's well-being.
I am a licensed psychotherapist offering my services to individuals in Virginia and New York. My practice caters to adults and adolescents, specializing in addressing a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, cultural and adjustment difficulties, as well as daily life struggles. My primary objectives for my patients encompass enhancing overall well-being, fostering personal growth, and building resilience. With a distinctive perspective and extensive experience in psychiatric care, I firmly believe in the transformative impact of holistic integrative approaches on a patient's well-being.
(571) 568-8967 View (571) 568-8967
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Karen Won
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
My clients are challenged by stress, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, assertiveness, grief, and trauma. They are also genuinely curious about themselves, wanting to explore and understand themselves better in a deeper more meaningful way. Going through these challenges can cause anxiety, stress, feelings of being lost or stuck, and this can become overwhelming. Together, we will focus on your strengths and work together to create goals that will allow you to heal and live a more fulfilled and empowered life.
My clients are challenged by stress, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, assertiveness, grief, and trauma. They are also genuinely curious about themselves, wanting to explore and understand themselves better in a deeper more meaningful way. Going through these challenges can cause anxiety, stress, feelings of being lost or stuck, and this can become overwhelming. Together, we will focus on your strengths and work together to create goals that will allow you to heal and live a more fulfilled and empowered life.
(571) 339-0193 View (571) 339-0193
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Derek Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tysons, VA 22102
Not accepting new clients
Currently Accepting New Neurotherapy Clients Only - - Are your troubles making it hard to cope? Worries feel like a never-ending loop? New life transitions making you ask "who am I"? My philosophy is to see each person as bringing something unique to the therapeutic relationship. Regardless of diagnosis, everyone has their own experiences along with an identity that has been formed over the lifespan. My goal is to walk with you on your journey by assisting you in discovering the new, working in the present, as well as analyzing the past.
Currently Accepting New Neurotherapy Clients Only - - Are your troubles making it hard to cope? Worries feel like a never-ending loop? New life transitions making you ask "who am I"? My philosophy is to see each person as bringing something unique to the therapeutic relationship. Regardless of diagnosis, everyone has their own experiences along with an identity that has been formed over the lifespan. My goal is to walk with you on your journey by assisting you in discovering the new, working in the present, as well as analyzing the past.
(703) 691-5252 View (703) 691-5252
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Claudette Pilger, Psy.D., Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102
I seek to help uncover the underlying conflicts and often unconscious roots of psychological problems. I work with you to develop insight into what underlies your anxiety or depression and to make room for growth and change. When a problem, like ADHD, requires more "hands on" help, I can help tease out what can be treated through psychotherapy, and what might need more direct intervention and even coaching. I provide parenting support and couples counseling. I also provide psychological testing, including ADHD and AAP testing for school aged children.
I seek to help uncover the underlying conflicts and often unconscious roots of psychological problems. I work with you to develop insight into what underlies your anxiety or depression and to make room for growth and change. When a problem, like ADHD, requires more "hands on" help, I can help tease out what can be treated through psychotherapy, and what might need more direct intervention and even coaching. I provide parenting support and couples counseling. I also provide psychological testing, including ADHD and AAP testing for school aged children.
(703) 596-1120 View (703) 596-1120
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Virginia Gigi Larsen Gallup
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102
Waitlist for new clients
In therapy, I use an assimilative-integrative approach to best meet the unique needs of my clients. My approach emphasizes a client-centered, but systemic orientation. I use evidence-based treatments that are informed by cognitive-behavioral, developmental, and relational/attachment theories. I work to build open and warm relationships with my clients and I honor the ways in which one's background and culture inform our work. Therapy is a collaborative process meant to foster positive change as my clients and families develop more compassion for themselves and one another.
In therapy, I use an assimilative-integrative approach to best meet the unique needs of my clients. My approach emphasizes a client-centered, but systemic orientation. I use evidence-based treatments that are informed by cognitive-behavioral, developmental, and relational/attachment theories. I work to build open and warm relationships with my clients and I honor the ways in which one's background and culture inform our work. Therapy is a collaborative process meant to foster positive change as my clients and families develop more compassion for themselves and one another.
(571) 454-9861 View (571) 454-9861
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Rob Wakeley LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
Go to my website to schedule an appointment. www.robwakeley.com. You can also book directly through headway.com. My ideal client is one who has a strong desire to make meaningful changes in their life. Courage and a desire to work hard are integral. If you're willing to to put in the time and effort, then I am too. I no longer provide under age 18, couples or marriage counseling. No FREE introductory session - surprisingly I get this request frequently.
Go to my website to schedule an appointment. www.robwakeley.com. You can also book directly through headway.com. My ideal client is one who has a strong desire to make meaningful changes in their life. Courage and a desire to work hard are integral. If you're willing to to put in the time and effort, then I am too. I no longer provide under age 18, couples or marriage counseling. No FREE introductory session - surprisingly I get this request frequently.
(208) 273-9331 View (208) 273-9331
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W. R. Nay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
I am a professor (University of Illinois, currently: Georgetown Medical School) and in private practice. As a teacher of tools, skills and strategies, my clients quickly learn new, more effective behaviors to reduce discomfort and be more successful. My approach is not so much placing a label on people but in offering ideas for what they can DO NOW and in the future to learn and implement new successful behaviors. I enjoy working with mood, anxiety, anger and behavioral problems for all the ages. My approach is pragmatic, behavioral and usually is short-term to achieve well-defined results.
I am a professor (University of Illinois, currently: Georgetown Medical School) and in private practice. As a teacher of tools, skills and strategies, my clients quickly learn new, more effective behaviors to reduce discomfort and be more successful. My approach is not so much placing a label on people but in offering ideas for what they can DO NOW and in the future to learn and implement new successful behaviors. I enjoy working with mood, anxiety, anger and behavioral problems for all the ages. My approach is pragmatic, behavioral and usually is short-term to achieve well-defined results.
(703) 468-8142 View (703) 468-8142
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Alexandra Frerotte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102
I am a Bilingual (Spanish) Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Childhood and adolescence are dynamic stages, both for parents and children. During these times parents and their children experience complex feelings which leads to conflict. I can facilitate, guide, and teach ways that are empowering and respectful for better communication and foster the learning of skills that will be of help to families in managing their lives and achieving their full potential. The focus is to find mindful, age appropriate and constructive changes and how to maintain positive gains.
I am a Bilingual (Spanish) Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Childhood and adolescence are dynamic stages, both for parents and children. During these times parents and their children experience complex feelings which leads to conflict. I can facilitate, guide, and teach ways that are empowering and respectful for better communication and foster the learning of skills that will be of help to families in managing their lives and achieving their full potential. The focus is to find mindful, age appropriate and constructive changes and how to maintain positive gains.
(202) 559-1103 View (202) 559-1103
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Rebekah Stone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102
I have over 14 years of experience. I am passionate and Solution-Focused, about helping others, whether it is a struggle with daily life tasks, general life transitions, or in cases of distress or crisis. My goal is to help you feel more empowered to reach your personal goals and experience a healthier and happier life. We can work together on healing whether you are experiencing issues in managing emotions, relationship boundaries, self-esteem, mood instability, or other symptoms directly related to OCD, bi-polar disorder, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I consider myself to be an “eclectic” therapist.
I have over 14 years of experience. I am passionate and Solution-Focused, about helping others, whether it is a struggle with daily life tasks, general life transitions, or in cases of distress or crisis. My goal is to help you feel more empowered to reach your personal goals and experience a healthier and happier life. We can work together on healing whether you are experiencing issues in managing emotions, relationship boundaries, self-esteem, mood instability, or other symptoms directly related to OCD, bi-polar disorder, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I consider myself to be an “eclectic” therapist.
(571) 520-4294 View (571) 520-4294
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Kyle Standiford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy with adolescents and young adults. I have experience helping individuals from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, sexual abuse and offenses, gang involvement, substance abuse, and social skills difficulties. I use a variety of modalities, including CBT, REBT, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy, as well as conducting psychological testing and evaluations. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked as a mentor and youth and high school sports coach in VA, MD, and FL.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy with adolescents and young adults. I have experience helping individuals from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, sexual abuse and offenses, gang involvement, substance abuse, and social skills difficulties. I use a variety of modalities, including CBT, REBT, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy, as well as conducting psychological testing and evaluations. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked as a mentor and youth and high school sports coach in VA, MD, and FL.
(571) 946-2518 x6 View (571) 946-2518 x6
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Makon Fardis
Psychologist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with couples, adults, and families. It is my belief that a warm and compassionate environment in therapy, in conjunction with problem solving and a growth-oriented attitude lead to better quality of life. The goal is to understand the thought and behavior patterns that can damage one's happiness and create problems in relating to others; and to replace them with healthier ones. My therapy services address issues ranging from stress and anxiety to depression, anger, relationship and communication problems, self-esteem, identity, and grief/loss.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with couples, adults, and families. It is my belief that a warm and compassionate environment in therapy, in conjunction with problem solving and a growth-oriented attitude lead to better quality of life. The goal is to understand the thought and behavior patterns that can damage one's happiness and create problems in relating to others; and to replace them with healthier ones. My therapy services address issues ranging from stress and anxiety to depression, anger, relationship and communication problems, self-esteem, identity, and grief/loss.
(202) 656-8936 View (202) 656-8936
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Carly Moody
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
I have vast experience working with children, adolescents, and the family system as an entire. I enjoy working with couples and marriage counseling, whether it is premarital counseling or helping couples transition from one life-cycle to the next. A few areas of specialty include trauma-informed care, addressing depression or anxiety in individuals, ADHD or Autism diagnoses, or helping others find their purpose in life.
I have vast experience working with children, adolescents, and the family system as an entire. I enjoy working with couples and marriage counseling, whether it is premarital counseling or helping couples transition from one life-cycle to the next. A few areas of specialty include trauma-informed care, addressing depression or anxiety in individuals, ADHD or Autism diagnoses, or helping others find their purpose in life.
(571) 520-7643 View (571) 520-7643
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Britt Lindon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102
So, you’ve waited this long to either start therapy or change to a therapist that’ll REALLY help. By the time you get to this point – you’re overdue. I get that. That’s why we keep openings for SAME day appointments, and evening & weekend slots. Although we don’t do emergency care – we understand that sometimes it’s best to talk through something soon. I specialize in treating fellow doctors, lawyers or high-net worth individuals who require a therapist that can match their intellect and caliber. I understand how big law, three-letter government agencies and academia works – so you won’t have to waste time getting me up to speed.
So, you’ve waited this long to either start therapy or change to a therapist that’ll REALLY help. By the time you get to this point – you’re overdue. I get that. That’s why we keep openings for SAME day appointments, and evening & weekend slots. Although we don’t do emergency care – we understand that sometimes it’s best to talk through something soon. I specialize in treating fellow doctors, lawyers or high-net worth individuals who require a therapist that can match their intellect and caliber. I understand how big law, three-letter government agencies and academia works – so you won’t have to waste time getting me up to speed.
(206) 495-4326 View (206) 495-4326
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Kjerstin Lemke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With over 10 years clinical experience, I am passionate about using evidence-based practices to help empower you every day, not just when you are in crisis. I am Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Combining Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, along with Person-Centered and Humanistic approaches I work diligently to create a welcoming, supporting and safe environment where individuals can feel free to express themselves. Working through difficult times alone can often feel overwhelming and defeating without help.
With over 10 years clinical experience, I am passionate about using evidence-based practices to help empower you every day, not just when you are in crisis. I am Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Combining Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, along with Person-Centered and Humanistic approaches I work diligently to create a welcoming, supporting and safe environment where individuals can feel free to express themselves. Working through difficult times alone can often feel overwhelming and defeating without help.
(571) 496-9049 View (571) 496-9049
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Stephanie Gosselin LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with high achievers who are navigating the vicissitudes of life; people who want to understand themselves better; and people who, at their core want to grow in consciousness and heal heart-breaking experiences. I believe that we are spiritual beings having human experiences. The journey in consciousness involves the healing of the heart, soul, mind, and body. Such healing and integration serve to illuminate our genuine selves and brighten our inner spiritual light; a light that illuminates our true selves as soul, and by extension, our unique creativity, work, and contributions to the world.
I enjoy working with high achievers who are navigating the vicissitudes of life; people who want to understand themselves better; and people who, at their core want to grow in consciousness and heal heart-breaking experiences. I believe that we are spiritual beings having human experiences. The journey in consciousness involves the healing of the heart, soul, mind, and body. Such healing and integration serve to illuminate our genuine selves and brighten our inner spiritual light; a light that illuminates our true selves as soul, and by extension, our unique creativity, work, and contributions to the world.
(571) 450-9295 View (571) 450-9295
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Erin O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102
I believe that valued change is possible and that reaching out for support is the first step. I am passionate about supporting people as they connect to their most authentic selves and create a more meaningful life. My primary focus includes working with individuals with eating disorders, anxiety, mood disturbances and a history of trauma and their families and supports. I enjoy working with families and parents by providing family therapy and parent coaching, as well as working with supports to include partners, parents and siblings, by providing individual therapy.
I believe that valued change is possible and that reaching out for support is the first step. I am passionate about supporting people as they connect to their most authentic selves and create a more meaningful life. My primary focus includes working with individuals with eating disorders, anxiety, mood disturbances and a history of trauma and their families and supports. I enjoy working with families and parents by providing family therapy and parent coaching, as well as working with supports to include partners, parents and siblings, by providing individual therapy.
(571) 200-2952 View (571) 200-2952
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Caroline Strunk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102
Therapy is a chance to slow down and step into a safe, confidential space away from the external world to explore your inner one. To sit in a quiet room with another human being who is unconditionally kind but honest, and also trained to recognize patterns of unhealthy behavior, irrational thinking, and the invisible blocks that keep you from being the best version of yourself. I invite you to begin your counseling journey with me and start this process of untangling emotional knots and using these insights to make positive changes in your life.
Therapy is a chance to slow down and step into a safe, confidential space away from the external world to explore your inner one. To sit in a quiet room with another human being who is unconditionally kind but honest, and also trained to recognize patterns of unhealthy behavior, irrational thinking, and the invisible blocks that keep you from being the best version of yourself. I invite you to begin your counseling journey with me and start this process of untangling emotional knots and using these insights to make positive changes in your life.
(571) 350-3250 View (571) 350-3250
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Robin S Haight
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102
I specialize in helping individuals and couples overcome personal and relationship blocks. You and I will explore the sources of your difficulties and work to develop an understanding of life-long patterns. We will discuss your personal history, your strengths and goals, then tailor a treatment plan addressing your needs. My focus is to help achieve greater awareness of your automatic internal dialogue and patterns of emotional reactions that underlie your symptoms so that you can become more sensitive to your unspoken needs and achieve more fulfilling relationships.
I specialize in helping individuals and couples overcome personal and relationship blocks. You and I will explore the sources of your difficulties and work to develop an understanding of life-long patterns. We will discuss your personal history, your strengths and goals, then tailor a treatment plan addressing your needs. My focus is to help achieve greater awareness of your automatic internal dialogue and patterns of emotional reactions that underlie your symptoms so that you can become more sensitive to your unspoken needs and achieve more fulfilling relationships.
(703) 957-7167 View (703) 957-7167
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Jose L Diaz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Jose L. Diaz, a Licensed Counselor in Virginia with 16 years of experience, I have had the privilege to to meet a variety of people in some of the most challenging times of their lives. Being able to be an intimate part of clients lives, and connecting with their challenges, pain and suffering has allowed me to understand individuals beyond my clinical abilities. I have always remembered the human component that we all possess and the resiliency possessed, is what we use to leverage the recovery and healing towards your well-being. I sincerely appreciate and respect being allowed into your life.
Hello, I'm Jose L. Diaz, a Licensed Counselor in Virginia with 16 years of experience, I have had the privilege to to meet a variety of people in some of the most challenging times of their lives. Being able to be an intimate part of clients lives, and connecting with their challenges, pain and suffering has allowed me to understand individuals beyond my clinical abilities. I have always remembered the human component that we all possess and the resiliency possessed, is what we use to leverage the recovery and healing towards your well-being. I sincerely appreciate and respect being allowed into your life.
(703) 688-8339 View (703) 688-8339
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Dr. Shushan Campbell
Psychologist, PhD , LCP
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102
Dr. Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with children (9 and up), adolescents, and adults. Dr. Campbell has over a decade of experience providing therapy (individual, couples, and family therapy), psychological evaluations, and psychological assessments. Dr. Campbell specializes in a broad range of psychological and behavioral issues that are of clinical concern; areas of focus include Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism), Grief and Loss, PTSD, and other life challenges.
Dr. Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with children (9 and up), adolescents, and adults. Dr. Campbell has over a decade of experience providing therapy (individual, couples, and family therapy), psychological evaluations, and psychological assessments. Dr. Campbell specializes in a broad range of psychological and behavioral issues that are of clinical concern; areas of focus include Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism), Grief and Loss, PTSD, and other life challenges.
(571) 378-5874 View (571) 378-5874

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22102

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 22102 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Self Esteem
60% Grief
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Anthem | Elevance
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 22102 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22102?

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.