Therapists in 22202

Photo of Andrea Shipley, Licensed Professional Counselor in 22202, VA
Andrea Shipley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
You're sick of feeling unfulfilled, stressed, and tired, like your life isn't yours. You're losing sight of the deeper meaning in life ... the spiritual or creative calling inside of you has been ignored. You do your best to live well and take care of your loved ones, but right now you’re feeling like you need help to heal yourself. Now is the time to refocus on your own wellbeing and growth. When you're joyful and healthy, you can do better in every area. Self-care and emotional resilience are essential to reclaiming good health after burnout. Therapy can help you heal and grow. Reach out to schedule a consultation today.
You're sick of feeling unfulfilled, stressed, and tired, like your life isn't yours. You're losing sight of the deeper meaning in life ... the spiritual or creative calling inside of you has been ignored. You do your best to live well and take care of your loved ones, but right now you’re feeling like you need help to heal yourself. Now is the time to refocus on your own wellbeing and growth. When you're joyful and healthy, you can do better in every area. Self-care and emotional resilience are essential to reclaiming good health after burnout. Therapy can help you heal and grow. Reach out to schedule a consultation today.
(804) 331-2930 View (804) 331-2930
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Philip Scrofani
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
Middle aged/senior issues; loss, illnesses, cancer, etc. A Christian/Catholic based approach to the dignity of the human person but I welcome people of all world views. Over 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, mental health administrator and graduate educator. I treat people individually and in groups from a family orientation.
Middle aged/senior issues; loss, illnesses, cancer, etc. A Christian/Catholic based approach to the dignity of the human person but I welcome people of all world views. Over 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, mental health administrator and graduate educator. I treat people individually and in groups from a family orientation.
(703) 348-0698 View (703) 348-0698
Photo of Simona Efanov, Psychologist in 22202, VA
Simona Efanov
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202
Not Accepting New Clients I believe people continue to grow and foster their self-concept over time. Sudden life changes, chronic stress, and ongoing personal difficulties are challenging and affect how we adjust to life transitions. I see therapy as a process aiming to empower individuals to embrace their true self, foster self-awareness and personal growth. I aim to create a trusting environment for individuals and couples to explore recurrent patterns in relationships and cope with distressing emotions. I work with trauma survivors, first responders, law enforcement, and military families. I also specialize in couples counseling.
Not Accepting New Clients I believe people continue to grow and foster their self-concept over time. Sudden life changes, chronic stress, and ongoing personal difficulties are challenging and affect how we adjust to life transitions. I see therapy as a process aiming to empower individuals to embrace their true self, foster self-awareness and personal growth. I aim to create a trusting environment for individuals and couples to explore recurrent patterns in relationships and cope with distressing emotions. I work with trauma survivors, first responders, law enforcement, and military families. I also specialize in couples counseling.
(202) 629-0609 View (202) 629-0609
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Kelly Redmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, MSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
Most of my clients come to me in a state of Autistic burnout, although they may not realize what it is at the time. Treating it as depression or anxiety can be counterproductive & only increases burnout symptoms. These clients are also typically seeking a late-diagnosis (ASD) and figuring out the best way forward to meet needs that have been masked for years. As a neurodivergent affirmative therapist, I go through the diagnostic process with clients and after we formulate therapeutic goals that are individualized for each person.
Most of my clients come to me in a state of Autistic burnout, although they may not realize what it is at the time. Treating it as depression or anxiety can be counterproductive & only increases burnout symptoms. These clients are also typically seeking a late-diagnosis (ASD) and figuring out the best way forward to meet needs that have been masked for years. As a neurodivergent affirmative therapist, I go through the diagnostic process with clients and after we formulate therapeutic goals that are individualized for each person.
(571) 470-5374 View (571) 470-5374
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Kacie Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
Hi there! My name is Kacie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I enjoy meeting with individuals from all walks of life and supporting them in meeting their goals. Therapy is a very personal experience, and I work with my clients to identify strategies that are most helpful to them and their unique experiences.
Hi there! My name is Kacie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I enjoy meeting with individuals from all walks of life and supporting them in meeting their goals. Therapy is a very personal experience, and I work with my clients to identify strategies that are most helpful to them and their unique experiences.
(571) 520-5423 View (571) 520-5423
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Andrew E. Colsky, JD, LLM, LPC, LMHC
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LLM, LPC, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with OCD, Tourettes, insomnia, anxiety, phobias or trauma? These issues can be distressing and debilitating. The good news is that there are effective treatments that work relatively quickly. I am specially trained and certified to treat patients with these disorders. I use exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) and Inference-based CBT for anxiety and OCD, CBIT for Tourettes and EMDR for trauma. I work with patients who have these disorders as well as family members and loved ones. Serving Florida & Virginia through Telehealth statewide.
Are you struggling with OCD, Tourettes, insomnia, anxiety, phobias or trauma? These issues can be distressing and debilitating. The good news is that there are effective treatments that work relatively quickly. I am specially trained and certified to treat patients with these disorders. I use exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) and Inference-based CBT for anxiety and OCD, CBIT for Tourettes and EMDR for trauma. I work with patients who have these disorders as well as family members and loved ones. Serving Florida & Virginia through Telehealth statewide.
(703) 783-9320 View (703) 783-9320
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Insomnia and Sleep Treatment (Virginia & Florida)
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LLM, LPC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a good night of restful sleep? Do you find yourself struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep? Have you tried over-the-counter sleep aids and home remedies to no avail? You may have insomnia or another sleep disorder. If you are ready to address your sleep issues once and for all using proven evidence-based therapies, then now is the time to call. There is no need to suffer through one more night of misery. We can help you regain restful sleep.
Are you seeking a good night of restful sleep? Do you find yourself struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep? Have you tried over-the-counter sleep aids and home remedies to no avail? You may have insomnia or another sleep disorder. If you are ready to address your sleep issues once and for all using proven evidence-based therapies, then now is the time to call. There is no need to suffer through one more night of misery. We can help you regain restful sleep.
(571) 495-3765 View (571) 495-3765
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Amy Bouldin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, MEd
Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
Welcome! I know many only seek therapy once things feel unmanageable or hopeless and I’d love to help you find relief and gain some clarity in your life. My goal with each session is to provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental, honest, & often humorous, space to explore how you’re feeling & thinking. I have extensive experience working with major life transitions such as breakups, moves, career changes, graduations, & the anxiety, depression & grief that often co-occur. My passion is helping process interpersonal relationship issues, & helping develop language to what's occurring in your life, relationships & learning to set boundaries.
Welcome! I know many only seek therapy once things feel unmanageable or hopeless and I’d love to help you find relief and gain some clarity in your life. My goal with each session is to provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental, honest, & often humorous, space to explore how you’re feeling & thinking. I have extensive experience working with major life transitions such as breakups, moves, career changes, graduations, & the anxiety, depression & grief that often co-occur. My passion is helping process interpersonal relationship issues, & helping develop language to what's occurring in your life, relationships & learning to set boundaries.
(571) 454-9489 View (571) 454-9489
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Monique Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
I take a holistic, person center approach in treatment and enjoy meeting people where they are. I do utilize motivational interviewing skills and help in guiding towards healthy ways to cope. I enjoy working with all populations but specialize with 10+. I have a background working with dual diagnosis, LGBTQIA+, post crisis care treatment, grief, behavioral and mood disorders, eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, and trauma.
I take a holistic, person center approach in treatment and enjoy meeting people where they are. I do utilize motivational interviewing skills and help in guiding towards healthy ways to cope. I enjoy working with all populations but specialize with 10+. I have a background working with dual diagnosis, LGBTQIA+, post crisis care treatment, grief, behavioral and mood disorders, eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, and trauma.
(571) 470-7307 View (571) 470-7307
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Sara Matos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
With over 20 years of experience in the Social Service field, I pride myself on my dedication to the safety, well-being, and stabilization of the children, adults, and families that I work with. My creativity allows me to utilize a series of treatment modalities to assist in successfully empowering my clients while meeting their psychological needs. I am comfortable with a wide range of mental health challenges. A few modalities that I specialize in are Psycho-Educational, Play, Sand Tray, Accelerated Resolution, Solution Focused, Internal Family Systems, and brain-spotting.
With over 20 years of experience in the Social Service field, I pride myself on my dedication to the safety, well-being, and stabilization of the children, adults, and families that I work with. My creativity allows me to utilize a series of treatment modalities to assist in successfully empowering my clients while meeting their psychological needs. I am comfortable with a wide range of mental health challenges. A few modalities that I specialize in are Psycho-Educational, Play, Sand Tray, Accelerated Resolution, Solution Focused, Internal Family Systems, and brain-spotting.
(571) 570-8794 View (571) 570-8794
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Yozaira Leon-Santiago
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202
Yozaira Leon-Santiago, Virginia License 0701008987. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 10 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Currently I am a Bilingual (Spanish) mental health clinician in a detention center working with young immigrants. Before that, I served as MST (Multisystemic) therapist in the community that dealt with juveniles with serious criminal offenses and are possibly abusing substances. I am experienced with the emotional problems that occur in adults, adolescents and children. I have specialized training with family therapy, trauma depression and anxiety.
Yozaira Leon-Santiago, Virginia License 0701008987. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 10 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Currently I am a Bilingual (Spanish) mental health clinician in a detention center working with young immigrants. Before that, I served as MST (Multisystemic) therapist in the community that dealt with juveniles with serious criminal offenses and are possibly abusing substances. I am experienced with the emotional problems that occur in adults, adolescents and children. I have specialized training with family therapy, trauma depression and anxiety.
(571) 771-1910 View (571) 771-1910
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Halle M Wendel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
Compassionate, Bilingual Therapist uniquely trained to treat the sensitive needs of the whole person, integrating Spirituality with Psychology in helping you overcome personal obstacles to living your best life! Specializing in inner healing, resolving simple and complex marital issues, career changes, midlife and adolescent struggles, treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual abuse and domestic violence. I also offer Clinical Assessments for Immigration Situations dealing with Asylum, Hardship Waivers, U Visa and VAWA cases. Christian Counseling available upon request.
Compassionate, Bilingual Therapist uniquely trained to treat the sensitive needs of the whole person, integrating Spirituality with Psychology in helping you overcome personal obstacles to living your best life! Specializing in inner healing, resolving simple and complex marital issues, career changes, midlife and adolescent struggles, treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual abuse and domestic violence. I also offer Clinical Assessments for Immigration Situations dealing with Asylum, Hardship Waivers, U Visa and VAWA cases. Christian Counseling available upon request.
(706) 550-9567 View (706) 550-9567
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Breanna Elliott
Resident in Counseling
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
I welcome individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, maternal mental health, co-occurring disorders and those who may experience stress from daily life experiences. Clients with addiction-related challenges appropriate for outpatient care are welcome as well. Let's work together to make your ideal day happen!
I welcome individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, maternal mental health, co-occurring disorders and those who may experience stress from daily life experiences. Clients with addiction-related challenges appropriate for outpatient care are welcome as well. Let's work together to make your ideal day happen!
(571) 388-3852 View (571) 388-3852
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Melanie Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
Hello! I am so glad you are here! My name is Melanie Williams. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I have been in the mental health field for over 23 years. I work with individuals ages 5 and up. My areas of expertise are: Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Autism/ADHD- Emotion Regulation, and Women's Issues- perinatal, postpartum, perimenopause, and menopause. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and working on a plan together.
Hello! I am so glad you are here! My name is Melanie Williams. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I have been in the mental health field for over 23 years. I work with individuals ages 5 and up. My areas of expertise are: Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Autism/ADHD- Emotion Regulation, and Women's Issues- perinatal, postpartum, perimenopause, and menopause. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and working on a plan together.
(571) 487-7894 View (571) 487-7894
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Stop My OCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LLM, LPC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
Anxiety, trauma, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and substance use can be debilitating. Many people suffer with these issues fearing there is no hope for treatment. Every day that goes by robs you of a precious part of your life. Many of our clients were so desperate for relief before they reached out for help that they relied on substance use or even made a suicide attempt. If you are reading this listing it means that you have decided to take your life back and conquer those afflictions. There is no need to suffer any longer.
Anxiety, trauma, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and substance use can be debilitating. Many people suffer with these issues fearing there is no hope for treatment. Every day that goes by robs you of a precious part of your life. Many of our clients were so desperate for relief before they reached out for help that they relied on substance use or even made a suicide attempt. If you are reading this listing it means that you have decided to take your life back and conquer those afflictions. There is no need to suffer any longer.
(571) 200-8581 View (571) 200-8581
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Aaron M Valdes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and mental health professional in the Northern Virginia region. I specialize in child and adolescent issues and I have supported parents with skill-building throughout my career. If you are an individual struggling with day to day challenges, I can help you identify new skills and use your strengths to meet your needs. I am fully bilingual in Spanish and can conduct sessions is Spanish if preferred. For professionals seeking your VA license, I am a certified supervisor with extensive experience providing clinical supervision to meet your requirements as a Resident in Counseling.
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and mental health professional in the Northern Virginia region. I specialize in child and adolescent issues and I have supported parents with skill-building throughout my career. If you are an individual struggling with day to day challenges, I can help you identify new skills and use your strengths to meet your needs. I am fully bilingual in Spanish and can conduct sessions is Spanish if preferred. For professionals seeking your VA license, I am a certified supervisor with extensive experience providing clinical supervision to meet your requirements as a Resident in Counseling.
(571) 200-4668 View (571) 200-4668
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Janice Quinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
I enjoy working with clients who are struggling with life issues particularly anxiety, depression and trauma. Together, we examine areas of struggle or "stuckness" and identify new ways of being more engaged and effective in relationship with others and ourselves. Treatment modalities range from short-term brief, CBT, and problem-focused dynamic therapies to longer-term analytic work. For individuals seeking greater self-growth, I am a fully-trained and certified Jungian psychoanalyst and use dreams and active imagination to identify unconscious material that may lead an individual to a greater sense of life fulfillment and ultimately joy!
I enjoy working with clients who are struggling with life issues particularly anxiety, depression and trauma. Together, we examine areas of struggle or "stuckness" and identify new ways of being more engaged and effective in relationship with others and ourselves. Treatment modalities range from short-term brief, CBT, and problem-focused dynamic therapies to longer-term analytic work. For individuals seeking greater self-growth, I am a fully-trained and certified Jungian psychoanalyst and use dreams and active imagination to identify unconscious material that may lead an individual to a greater sense of life fulfillment and ultimately joy!
(202) 230-9736 View (202) 230-9736
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Kellie Zundel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202
I love working with teens and adults who are exhausted from constantly thinking about food and their body, hate what they see when they look in the mirror, and are sick and tired of feeling trapped by an eating disorder.
I love working with teens and adults who are exhausted from constantly thinking about food and their body, hate what they see when they look in the mirror, and are sick and tired of feeling trapped by an eating disorder.
(571) 336-0958 View (571) 336-0958
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Stephanie Safos-Moriarty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
My name is Stephanie Safos-Moriarty, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of FL, VA, and CT. I offer counseling services for parents, individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, geriatric clients, and all populations, including LGBTQIA+ and MOGAI, with a caring, compassionate, and genuine approach. I provide counseling services for parents, individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, geriatric clients, and all populations, including LGBTQIA+ and MOGAI.
My name is Stephanie Safos-Moriarty, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of FL, VA, and CT. I offer counseling services for parents, individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, geriatric clients, and all populations, including LGBTQIA+ and MOGAI, with a caring, compassionate, and genuine approach. I provide counseling services for parents, individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, geriatric clients, and all populations, including LGBTQIA+ and MOGAI.
(571) 556-4952 View (571) 556-4952
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Renewed Resilience, PLLC | Trauma & EMDR Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
You're in your wellness era, doing all of the things the influencers tell you to and, yet, you have NOTHING to show for it. You're still disconnected from yourself. You're haunted by loneliness. And you're constantly overwhelmed by your emotions. We get it! It's nearly impossible to stay present, to live and love fully when no one has ever shown you how. If you ever felt abandoned or unloved by the adults who raised you, that leaves a void that anyone would want to numb. Come work with us. We will help you heal your childhood trauma, master your emotions, and create the relationships you never thought were possible.
You're in your wellness era, doing all of the things the influencers tell you to and, yet, you have NOTHING to show for it. You're still disconnected from yourself. You're haunted by loneliness. And you're constantly overwhelmed by your emotions. We get it! It's nearly impossible to stay present, to live and love fully when no one has ever shown you how. If you ever felt abandoned or unloved by the adults who raised you, that leaves a void that anyone would want to numb. Come work with us. We will help you heal your childhood trauma, master your emotions, and create the relationships you never thought were possible.
(571) 496-8137 View (571) 496-8137

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Number of Therapists in 22202

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 22202 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Stress
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% Aetna

How Therapists in 22202 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22202?

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.