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Robert C Morin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304  (Online Only)
My 40 plus years in the mental health field have been shaped by my work in two major areas: thirty years working in a psychiatric hospital, and my on-going private practice . These two defining experiences have brought to me an awareness of the enormous resiliency of the human spirit and mind and of the capacity for everyone to achieve change in their lives. Sometimes the change is massive, sometimes it is less major, but not necessarily less important. Sometimes that change may require developing a whole new perspective on life or relationships, while at others it may only involve looking at a problem from a different angle.
My 40 plus years in the mental health field have been shaped by my work in two major areas: thirty years working in a psychiatric hospital, and my on-going private practice . These two defining experiences have brought to me an awareness of the enormous resiliency of the human spirit and mind and of the capacity for everyone to achieve change in their lives. Sometimes the change is massive, sometimes it is less major, but not necessarily less important. Sometimes that change may require developing a whole new perspective on life or relationships, while at others it may only involve looking at a problem from a different angle.
(571) 200-7765 View (571) 200-7765
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Eermene Piaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hello! I'm a licensed professional therapist with four years of experience specializing in outpatient counseling. My practice encompasses working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with various challenges, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. Taking the initiative to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I commend you for taking that first step towards change. I'm here to provide you with the support and empowerment you need on your journey.
Hello! I'm a licensed professional therapist with four years of experience specializing in outpatient counseling. My practice encompasses working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with various challenges, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. Taking the initiative to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I commend you for taking that first step towards change. I'm here to provide you with the support and empowerment you need on your journey.
(571) 554-6163 x1 View (571) 554-6163 x1
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Kimberly Folden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22304  (Online Only)
**Virtual Therapist** We at Finding Clarity believe your mental and emotional health is just as important as your physical health and well being. Just as you would see your primary doctor to maintain your physical health, counseling is here to help maintain your emotional health. I understand the need to have a healed sense of self to address the ever-changing world. I utilize a strengths-based client-centered approach, trauma-informed treatment, and cognitive-behavioral techniques with my clients to promote healing and wellness.
**Virtual Therapist** We at Finding Clarity believe your mental and emotional health is just as important as your physical health and well being. Just as you would see your primary doctor to maintain your physical health, counseling is here to help maintain your emotional health. I understand the need to have a healed sense of self to address the ever-changing world. I utilize a strengths-based client-centered approach, trauma-informed treatment, and cognitive-behavioral techniques with my clients to promote healing and wellness.
(571) 520-0947 View (571) 520-0947
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Leiah Aleksich
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hi there, I'm Leiah Aleksich, a social work supervisee bringing 2 years of experience in individual therapy to the table. My main focus is supporting adolescents and young adults grappling with life transitions, depression, motivation, and various other challenges. I strive to cultivate a welcoming space for my clients, enabling us to delve into emotions, thoughts, and triggers together. I firmly believe in the uniqueness of every individual, which is why I tailor our approach to suit you and your specific needs, aiming to develop coping strategies that resonate with your personality.
Hi there, I'm Leiah Aleksich, a social work supervisee bringing 2 years of experience in individual therapy to the table. My main focus is supporting adolescents and young adults grappling with life transitions, depression, motivation, and various other challenges. I strive to cultivate a welcoming space for my clients, enabling us to delve into emotions, thoughts, and triggers together. I firmly believe in the uniqueness of every individual, which is why I tailor our approach to suit you and your specific needs, aiming to develop coping strategies that resonate with your personality.
(703) 936-6221 View (703) 936-6221
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Autumn Church
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Autumn completed her undergraduate internship at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center in 2005. Since then, she has served as a clinician for local non-profit agencies, worked with local Community Services Boards, and facilitated groups in the Adult Behavioral Health Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She is currently a School Counselor with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Autumn's theoretical foundation is grounded in a person-centered approach, with a core belief in the importance of relationship development for effective treatment.
Autumn completed her undergraduate internship at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center in 2005. Since then, she has served as a clinician for local non-profit agencies, worked with local Community Services Boards, and facilitated groups in the Adult Behavioral Health Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She is currently a School Counselor with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Autumn's theoretical foundation is grounded in a person-centered approach, with a core belief in the importance of relationship development for effective treatment.
(571) 603-7858 View (571) 603-7858
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Margaret Luckey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22304
I provide therapy and clinical supervision in Alexandria, Virginia. I am currently taking both new clients and new clinical supervisees. I want therapy to be an enjoyable experience. I want people to look forward to their sessions and it's also important to me that my client's feel like we are working together in a collaboration. My assistant's name is Donna, she helps me with scheduling and answering my phone.
I provide therapy and clinical supervision in Alexandria, Virginia. I am currently taking both new clients and new clinical supervisees. I want therapy to be an enjoyable experience. I want people to look forward to their sessions and it's also important to me that my client's feel like we are working together in a collaboration. My assistant's name is Donna, she helps me with scheduling and answering my phone.
(571) 297-1723 View (571) 297-1723
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Pearl Vitality Counseling, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hey there! My name is Emily Green, supervisee in Social Work, and I'm here to journey with you through whatever life challenges you may be facing. As your therapist, your story is important to me. I am passionate about working alongside individuals through an empowerment, motivational, strengths-based, trauma informed lens. I strongly believe in the importance of an individualized therapeutic relationship where you feel supported and your growth is nurtured. My mission is to help you uncover your own innate wisdom and knowing. This journey is yours, and I find it a privilege to be a part of it.
Hey there! My name is Emily Green, supervisee in Social Work, and I'm here to journey with you through whatever life challenges you may be facing. As your therapist, your story is important to me. I am passionate about working alongside individuals through an empowerment, motivational, strengths-based, trauma informed lens. I strongly believe in the importance of an individualized therapeutic relationship where you feel supported and your growth is nurtured. My mission is to help you uncover your own innate wisdom and knowing. This journey is yours, and I find it a privilege to be a part of it.
(571) 506-6635 View (571) 506-6635
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Kennise Baker
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, LSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hello, I'm Kennise! My objective is to provide support and education on evidence-based techniques that assist individuals in effectively processing and regulating their emotions. Moreover, I strive to empower clients to construct a life they can take pride in. Taking the initiative to seek assistance is an important step towards self-care, though it can be challenging. Remember, you don't have to navigate this journey solo - let's embark on it together!
Hello, I'm Kennise! My objective is to provide support and education on evidence-based techniques that assist individuals in effectively processing and regulating their emotions. Moreover, I strive to empower clients to construct a life they can take pride in. Taking the initiative to seek assistance is an important step towards self-care, though it can be challenging. Remember, you don't have to navigate this journey solo - let's embark on it together!
(703) 634-3975 View (703) 634-3975
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Stephanie Gagnon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
I'm Stephanie Gagnon, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with three decades of experience. Throughout my career, I've focused on providing outpatient therapy to individuals and couples grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and life transitions. In the face of significant life stressors, it's natural for one's life to feel disrupted. My dedication lies in restoring healing and joy to their lives. My counseling approach is integrative, meaning I adapt the therapeutic journey to suit each individual's unique needs.
I'm Stephanie Gagnon, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with three decades of experience. Throughout my career, I've focused on providing outpatient therapy to individuals and couples grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and life transitions. In the face of significant life stressors, it's natural for one's life to feel disrupted. My dedication lies in restoring healing and joy to their lives. My counseling approach is integrative, meaning I adapt the therapeutic journey to suit each individual's unique needs.
(703) 783-2367 x1 View (703) 783-2367 x1
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Dr. Tierra Hereford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22304  (Online Only)
We believe in creating a calm environment to help guide you through the healing process. Ours goals are to use compassion and empathy. We educate and collaboratively work with you (and your loved ones) and encourage growth and motivation for long term change. We have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, everyday difficulties/stressors, relationship concerns, racial/gender inequality, sexual issues, child behavioral issues, mood disorders, LBGTQ+ community, stress management, military veterans/active duty, and trauma.
We believe in creating a calm environment to help guide you through the healing process. Ours goals are to use compassion and empathy. We educate and collaboratively work with you (and your loved ones) and encourage growth and motivation for long term change. We have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, everyday difficulties/stressors, relationship concerns, racial/gender inequality, sexual issues, child behavioral issues, mood disorders, LBGTQ+ community, stress management, military veterans/active duty, and trauma.
(571) 946-7829 View (571) 946-7829
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Beatriz Morales
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22304  (Online Only)
I am an LPC in Virginia and LMHC-S in Florida my background in practice consists of treating adolescents, families, children in at risk populations and treating adults with depression and anxiety. I take a holistic approach to counseling and meet the client where they are at. I include CBT and solution-focused techniques in order to assist clients dealing with a variety of issues. I also have a background in TF-CBT informed therapy and utilize this as needed. I want to create an environment where we can work together. In our first session we go over what led you to therapy, what your goals are, and expectations for our work together
I am an LPC in Virginia and LMHC-S in Florida my background in practice consists of treating adolescents, families, children in at risk populations and treating adults with depression and anxiety. I take a holistic approach to counseling and meet the client where they are at. I include CBT and solution-focused techniques in order to assist clients dealing with a variety of issues. I also have a background in TF-CBT informed therapy and utilize this as needed. I want to create an environment where we can work together. In our first session we go over what led you to therapy, what your goals are, and expectations for our work together
(571) 366-3062 View (571) 366-3062
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Brandy Suchyta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
I provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can be heard and empowered to explore, discover, understand, and transform their lives. Many of my clients come seeking clarity on why they feel the way they feel, why their actions aren’t aligning with the person they know they are, what’s getting in the way of their goals, and how they have established relationship patterns that do not serve them. I work with clients to create a space that invites creativity and curiosity to solve problems, alleviate symptoms, and look inward at how our ways of thinking, feeling and behaving may be constricting our freedom to achieve.
I provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can be heard and empowered to explore, discover, understand, and transform their lives. Many of my clients come seeking clarity on why they feel the way they feel, why their actions aren’t aligning with the person they know they are, what’s getting in the way of their goals, and how they have established relationship patterns that do not serve them. I work with clients to create a space that invites creativity and curiosity to solve problems, alleviate symptoms, and look inward at how our ways of thinking, feeling and behaving may be constricting our freedom to achieve.
(703) 639-4122 View (703) 639-4122
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Anita Wiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Greetings, I'm Anita Wiles, LCSW, with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I obtained my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1995. Throughout my career, I've specialized in supporting victims of domestic violence, survivors of child sexual abuse, and individuals coping with various forms of trauma across diverse settings. Additionally, I possess extensive experience working with individuals dealing with substance use and abuse issues.
Greetings, I'm Anita Wiles, LCSW, with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I obtained my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1995. Throughout my career, I've specialized in supporting victims of domestic violence, survivors of child sexual abuse, and individuals coping with various forms of trauma across diverse settings. Additionally, I possess extensive experience working with individuals dealing with substance use and abuse issues.
(703) 940-1245 View (703) 940-1245
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Potomac Center, Inc.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
For over 40 years, the Potomac Center, Inc. (PCI) has been helping Northern Virginia residents with counseling, psychological testing, family, marital and individual therapy services for all ages. We are a private practice with 14 Licensed Clinical therapists and one of the few practices that can offer a full array of mental health services under one roof, from therapy to testing. People ask us why we get so excited about Working at PCI. It’s about helping people reaching their goals… We like to think we’re making a positive impact on the community and help people maneuver through their emotions productively.
For over 40 years, the Potomac Center, Inc. (PCI) has been helping Northern Virginia residents with counseling, psychological testing, family, marital and individual therapy services for all ages. We are a private practice with 14 Licensed Clinical therapists and one of the few practices that can offer a full array of mental health services under one roof, from therapy to testing. People ask us why we get so excited about Working at PCI. It’s about helping people reaching their goals… We like to think we’re making a positive impact on the community and help people maneuver through their emotions productively.
(703) 379-7350 View (703) 379-7350
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Rosemary Cosselmon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
I earned my BA in Psychology from Syracuse University and subsequently gained extensive experience working in various mental health settings, catering to individuals of all ages. Upon relocating to Virginia, I dedicated several years to providing individual and group therapy. Later, I pursued my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Longwood University, completing a residency and obtaining licensure as a LPC. I hold licenses in NY, Utah, and VA. Prior to licensure, I accumulated 10 years of experience in the mental health field, and since then, I have continued to build on this foundation with 3 years of post-licensure.
I earned my BA in Psychology from Syracuse University and subsequently gained extensive experience working in various mental health settings, catering to individuals of all ages. Upon relocating to Virginia, I dedicated several years to providing individual and group therapy. Later, I pursued my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Longwood University, completing a residency and obtaining licensure as a LPC. I hold licenses in NY, Utah, and VA. Prior to licensure, I accumulated 10 years of experience in the mental health field, and since then, I have continued to build on this foundation with 3 years of post-licensure.
(571) 548-3866 View (571) 548-3866
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Pearl Vitality Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304  (Online Only)
Sheena Carter is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She gained her Bachelors and Masters of social work from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been providing mental health services for over 12 years in the Richmond and Northern Virginia areas. Sheena believes in a client centered environment that is safe, supportive, nonjudgmental, and culturally sensitive with all clients.
Sheena Carter is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She gained her Bachelors and Masters of social work from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been providing mental health services for over 12 years in the Richmond and Northern Virginia areas. Sheena believes in a client centered environment that is safe, supportive, nonjudgmental, and culturally sensitive with all clients.
(571) 946-5397 View (571) 946-5397
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Marsha Cox
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
I'm all about empowering folks with the right tools to help them shine brighter and faster. Your time and money matter, so I make sure to keep things organized and focused on goals. I've worked with all sorts of people, each with their own unique challenges. My specialties? Well, I've got a knack for helping out with depression, anxiety, life changes, stress, grief, and more. Let's team up and make those positive changes happen!
I'm all about empowering folks with the right tools to help them shine brighter and faster. Your time and money matter, so I make sure to keep things organized and focused on goals. I've worked with all sorts of people, each with their own unique challenges. My specialties? Well, I've got a knack for helping out with depression, anxiety, life changes, stress, grief, and more. Let's team up and make those positive changes happen!
(571) 554-6858 View (571) 554-6858
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Michelle Reeves
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Life can sometimes be messy, challenging, and just plain hard. My mission is to support, uplift, and meet each individual where they are. I have experience helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, loss, and difficult life transitions. I strive to create a safe environment where clients of all ages feel comfortable and at ease.
Life can sometimes be messy, challenging, and just plain hard. My mission is to support, uplift, and meet each individual where they are. I have experience helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, loss, and difficult life transitions. I strive to create a safe environment where clients of all ages feel comfortable and at ease.
(571) 556-6386 View (571) 556-6386
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Patrice Wilson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
I am a Resident in Counseling with over 10 years of experience working with a diverse range of cultures, addressing issues such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, and adolescent challenges. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and enjoy working closely with individuals and families, including adolescents. My appointments are flexible to accommodate working professionals and busy parents, offering telehealth and late evening sessions. I appreciate you considering me as your support and look forward to working with you.
I am a Resident in Counseling with over 10 years of experience working with a diverse range of cultures, addressing issues such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, and adolescent challenges. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and enjoy working closely with individuals and families, including adolescents. My appointments are flexible to accommodate working professionals and busy parents, offering telehealth and late evening sessions. I appreciate you considering me as your support and look forward to working with you.
(571) 561-8869 View (571) 561-8869
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Taylor Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hi! I'm Taylor Taylor, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, bringing expertise from both outpatient therapy and inpatient hospital settings. I hold a BSW from James Madison University (Go DUKES!) and an MSW from George Mason University, recently obtaining my LCSW in Virginia. My dedication lies in assisting clients grappling with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, grief/loss, and life transitions. It's a privilege to journey with clients as they entrust me with their stories.
Hi! I'm Taylor Taylor, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, bringing expertise from both outpatient therapy and inpatient hospital settings. I hold a BSW from James Madison University (Go DUKES!) and an MSW from George Mason University, recently obtaining my LCSW in Virginia. My dedication lies in assisting clients grappling with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, grief/loss, and life transitions. It's a privilege to journey with clients as they entrust me with their stories.
(571) 556-3358 View (571) 556-3358

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22304

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 22304 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
94% Depression
86% Self Esteem
85% Coping Skills
85% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Cigna and Evernorth
87% BlueCross and BlueShield
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 22304 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
10% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22304?

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.