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Claudia P Wells
Psychologist, MPsy, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever felt isolated by having a disease that is rare, misunderstood, but affects your daily life? Have you felt othered by your identity or place in the world? Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, or chronic health issues- there is a big impact on physical health. Utilizing an integrative approach and with a background in cognitive-behavioral therapy, relational therapy, and mindfulness-I aim to meet the goal of overall healing. Specifically, I specialize in depression and anxiety, and work with individuals experiencing the effects of trauma, diversity issues, and chronic health issues.
Have you ever felt isolated by having a disease that is rare, misunderstood, but affects your daily life? Have you felt othered by your identity or place in the world? Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, or chronic health issues- there is a big impact on physical health. Utilizing an integrative approach and with a background in cognitive-behavioral therapy, relational therapy, and mindfulness-I aim to meet the goal of overall healing. Specifically, I specialize in depression and anxiety, and work with individuals experiencing the effects of trauma, diversity issues, and chronic health issues.
(571) 450-8653 View (571) 450-8653
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Dr. Stephanie Buchanan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Stephanie, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years experience providing guidance, support, and evidence-based interventions. I would consider myself to have a warm, open-minded, and empowering approach. I have my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a Masters and Doctorate's degree in Social Work from Capella University. I have worked in non-profit organizations and local county governments (residential settings & community-based). My goal is to help you become the best version of yourself and to live a meaningful life. Taking the first step can be scary, I’m here to walk through this journey with you!
Hi I'm Stephanie, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years experience providing guidance, support, and evidence-based interventions. I would consider myself to have a warm, open-minded, and empowering approach. I have my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a Masters and Doctorate's degree in Social Work from Capella University. I have worked in non-profit organizations and local county governments (residential settings & community-based). My goal is to help you become the best version of yourself and to live a meaningful life. Taking the first step can be scary, I’m here to walk through this journey with you!
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Ann C Jones
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306
Dr. Jones is licensed in MD, DC, & VA accepting new patients for ASSESSMENTs. She has several years of clinical experience working with individuals of diverse age range referred for various psychological/psychiatric or forensic/legal concerns. She adopts biopsychosocial framework with the goal of promoting well-being and useful evaluations. Her experiences includes, but are not limited to Veterans Disability Benefit Questionnaires, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Sexual Trauma, Serious Mental Illnesses, Competency to Stand Trial, Juvenile Psychosexual Risk, intellectual and learning disabilities, and other psychological evaluations.
Dr. Jones is licensed in MD, DC, & VA accepting new patients for ASSESSMENTs. She has several years of clinical experience working with individuals of diverse age range referred for various psychological/psychiatric or forensic/legal concerns. She adopts biopsychosocial framework with the goal of promoting well-being and useful evaluations. Her experiences includes, but are not limited to Veterans Disability Benefit Questionnaires, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Sexual Trauma, Serious Mental Illnesses, Competency to Stand Trial, Juvenile Psychosexual Risk, intellectual and learning disabilities, and other psychological evaluations.
(202) 335-0717 View (202) 335-0717
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Clio Long
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306
Are you an intelligent, hardworking, good person? Are you unhappy, discouraged, thoroughly stuck? Not knowing where you are going or how to get there? It's your "emotional brain," who drives your life, often without your awareness, but does not speak the same language of your thoughts. That's why you often can't fix a problem, even when you very well know what it is. It's a communication break down. I will help your emotional brain get unstuck so you can have the life you want. I can help you conquer your fears, lift depression, be happy with yourself.
Are you an intelligent, hardworking, good person? Are you unhappy, discouraged, thoroughly stuck? Not knowing where you are going or how to get there? It's your "emotional brain," who drives your life, often without your awareness, but does not speak the same language of your thoughts. That's why you often can't fix a problem, even when you very well know what it is. It's a communication break down. I will help your emotional brain get unstuck so you can have the life you want. I can help you conquer your fears, lift depression, be happy with yourself.
(703) 691-5416 View (703) 691-5416
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Finding Peace, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
Are you isolating from others, judging yourself, putting others’ needs before your own, or feeling a lack of purpose/hope for the future? Feeling stuck, anxious, hopeless, irritable, moody? Do you experience low self-esteem, a loss of interest in activities/people, strained relationships with others, a sense of grief of the old version of yourself? Are you keeping yourself busy so you don’t have to think about the state of your life? Or doing the opposite – can’t getting out of bed because your life is not what you imagined?
Are you isolating from others, judging yourself, putting others’ needs before your own, or feeling a lack of purpose/hope for the future? Feeling stuck, anxious, hopeless, irritable, moody? Do you experience low self-esteem, a loss of interest in activities/people, strained relationships with others, a sense of grief of the old version of yourself? Are you keeping yourself busy so you don’t have to think about the state of your life? Or doing the opposite – can’t getting out of bed because your life is not what you imagined?
(703) 546-9679 View (703) 546-9679
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Katy Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
Katy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Relation Works, offering virtual services to residents throughout the United States. Katy specializes in coaching individuals who want to have healthy and safe interpersonal relationships. Whether it be navigating the dating world, creating a safe attachment to your child, or understanding the impact of domestic violence, Katy partners with those who want to carve out their future by taking a deep dive into the past.
(703) 782-3864 View (703) 782-3864
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Mari J Itzkowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TAC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306
Everyone experiences loss. Seldom do we allow ourselves to fully experience loss or it's impact. When someone dies, we change jobs, or even have a child, there is loss. When we choose to address these losses, past or present, we can begin to heal, and with healing comes unlimited possibility. I work with families/individuals/children and the impact family dynamics have on their lives; adoptees and their families as they deal their losses; bereaved individuals and groups after the death of a loved one; transitional loss and role adjustment included "empty nest"; corporate downsizing; career counseling; and relationship issues.
Everyone experiences loss. Seldom do we allow ourselves to fully experience loss or it's impact. When someone dies, we change jobs, or even have a child, there is loss. When we choose to address these losses, past or present, we can begin to heal, and with healing comes unlimited possibility. I work with families/individuals/children and the impact family dynamics have on their lives; adoptees and their families as they deal their losses; bereaved individuals and groups after the death of a loved one; transitional loss and role adjustment included "empty nest"; corporate downsizing; career counseling; and relationship issues.
(703) 468-8884 View (703) 468-8884
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Stacy Snow
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
Thank you for prioritizing your mental health. My goal is to provide a trusting, safe and non-judgmental environment, for you to engage in the healing process. I approach each client with empathy and an unbiased understanding so that they feel a sense of belonging, understand their worth and move from a place of hopelessness to hope and purposeful living. It is important to allow the client to be active in their healing process as we work together in a partnership towards wellness.
Thank you for prioritizing your mental health. My goal is to provide a trusting, safe and non-judgmental environment, for you to engage in the healing process. I approach each client with empathy and an unbiased understanding so that they feel a sense of belonging, understand their worth and move from a place of hopelessness to hope and purposeful living. It is important to allow the client to be active in their healing process as we work together in a partnership towards wellness.
(703) 215-9752 View (703) 215-9752
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The Growth & Healing HUB (Nonprofit Organization)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306
The Growth & Healing HUB is a behavioral health and wellness clinic of Excellence in Mount Vernon/Richmond Highway/Alexandria region of Fairfax County, Virginia. Our care, advocacy, and solutions are client-centered, culturally sensitive, community-based, inclusive, and affordable. The HUB welcomes all neighbors, regardless of their ability to pay. Its mission is to serve children, youth, and families with direct care and therapy; to train clinicians; to educate and equip community ambassadors; to provide wellness strategies for generational growth, and to help reduce stigma and trust issues related to mental health.
The Growth & Healing HUB is a behavioral health and wellness clinic of Excellence in Mount Vernon/Richmond Highway/Alexandria region of Fairfax County, Virginia. Our care, advocacy, and solutions are client-centered, culturally sensitive, community-based, inclusive, and affordable. The HUB welcomes all neighbors, regardless of their ability to pay. Its mission is to serve children, youth, and families with direct care and therapy; to train clinicians; to educate and equip community ambassadors; to provide wellness strategies for generational growth, and to help reduce stigma and trust issues related to mental health.
(703) 686-5582 View (703) 686-5582
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Bettina E Kanitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306
I know life can be very difficult sometimes and even the most functional or "successful" people may benefit from quality therapy. I am a seasoned psychologist who understands and can help with the difficulties such as mood and anxiety struggles, sense of self or self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, school, job, and career challenges, trauma and grief issues, and/or the existential challenges humans may face such as life purpose, deep loneliness, etc. I am dedicated to work compassionately and effectively with adults of all ages, be it via individual therapy or group therapy.
I know life can be very difficult sometimes and even the most functional or "successful" people may benefit from quality therapy. I am a seasoned psychologist who understands and can help with the difficulties such as mood and anxiety struggles, sense of self or self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, school, job, and career challenges, trauma and grief issues, and/or the existential challenges humans may face such as life purpose, deep loneliness, etc. I am dedicated to work compassionately and effectively with adults of all ages, be it via individual therapy or group therapy.
(703) 935-5202 View (703) 935-5202
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Linda D Harding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22306
Life can be difficult. If you feel like you're overwhelmed, stressed and anxious, and can't seem to find happiness, I'd like to help you find some balance in your life. Your willingness to explore your thoughts and feelings about yourself and unhappy situations can be extremely empowering. I work in a collaborative and interactive manner to help guide you toward two primary goals--first, to identify and resolve the immediate problems presented, and then to develop psychological tools that can be used after completion of the therapeutic sessions.
Life can be difficult. If you feel like you're overwhelmed, stressed and anxious, and can't seem to find happiness, I'd like to help you find some balance in your life. Your willingness to explore your thoughts and feelings about yourself and unhappy situations can be extremely empowering. I work in a collaborative and interactive manner to help guide you toward two primary goals--first, to identify and resolve the immediate problems presented, and then to develop psychological tools that can be used after completion of the therapeutic sessions.
(571) 992-0189 View (571) 992-0189
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Camilla Cryer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
I obtained my Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from Bucks County Community College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from Regent University. Currently, I am working on my Doctorate Degree in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a concentration on Human Services. I am a versatile professional counselor with extensive experience in various settings, ranging from residential group homes for adults with Intellectual Disabilities to substance abuse treatment programs and homes for victims of domestic violence.
I obtained my Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from Bucks County Community College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from Regent University. Currently, I am working on my Doctorate Degree in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a concentration on Human Services. I am a versatile professional counselor with extensive experience in various settings, ranging from residential group homes for adults with Intellectual Disabilities to substance abuse treatment programs and homes for victims of domestic violence.
(703) 495-2820 View (703) 495-2820
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Tamika Bullock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, C-DBT, CAMS II, MBA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my private practice and thank you for your interest in working with me. I started my private practice in 2015 and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Currently, I provide individual therapeutic services to clients residing in the States of New Jersey and Virginia, Sound and Vibrational Therapies, and Mindfulness Meditation instruction for individuals, groups, and businesses. Practicing as a sole proprietor, most services are available online. Sound and Vibrational Therapies are available in person. I also conduct an online ten-week Mindfulness Meditation program on a quarterly basis.
Welcome to my private practice and thank you for your interest in working with me. I started my private practice in 2015 and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Currently, I provide individual therapeutic services to clients residing in the States of New Jersey and Virginia, Sound and Vibrational Therapies, and Mindfulness Meditation instruction for individuals, groups, and businesses. Practicing as a sole proprietor, most services are available online. Sound and Vibrational Therapies are available in person. I also conduct an online ten-week Mindfulness Meditation program on a quarterly basis.
(877) 230-3605 View (877) 230-3605
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Jim Weinstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306
If you are stuck in your career or are wondering whether it's time for a change, I know I can help. I bring to my clients the wisdom from the successes I've had as a Harvard MBA, as an advertising executive with one of America's top advertising agencies, as president of an innovative not-for profit, and as a successful entrepreneur. I also have a strong clinical background of 17 years in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist. This variety and breadth gives me a unique ability to view problems from multiple perspectives, creating strategically sound, actionable solutions.
If you are stuck in your career or are wondering whether it's time for a change, I know I can help. I bring to my clients the wisdom from the successes I've had as a Harvard MBA, as an advertising executive with one of America's top advertising agencies, as president of an innovative not-for profit, and as a successful entrepreneur. I also have a strong clinical background of 17 years in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist. This variety and breadth gives me a unique ability to view problems from multiple perspectives, creating strategically sound, actionable solutions.
(202) 559-4216 View (202) 559-4216
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Cerissa Rhodes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22306
Are you struggling with worries, ruminating thoughts, or overwhelm? Are you feeling at a loss with your child's big emotions, meltdowns, worries or worried about the scary situation they experienced? Does it impact your sleep? Are you noticing you freezing or panicking in everyday situations? Worried that your child is panicking? Together, we'll work on rewiring your brain for calmness. I specialize in reducing intrusive thoughts and teaching effective skills to manage symptoms leading to a sense of safety. Clients gain the skills to control their thoughts, manage their emotions and get back to living the life they want.
Are you struggling with worries, ruminating thoughts, or overwhelm? Are you feeling at a loss with your child's big emotions, meltdowns, worries or worried about the scary situation they experienced? Does it impact your sleep? Are you noticing you freezing or panicking in everyday situations? Worried that your child is panicking? Together, we'll work on rewiring your brain for calmness. I specialize in reducing intrusive thoughts and teaching effective skills to manage symptoms leading to a sense of safety. Clients gain the skills to control their thoughts, manage their emotions and get back to living the life they want.
(252) 376-6518 View (252) 376-6518
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Carey Milne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. I provide therapy for individuals, couples, and families via Telehealth (video) and view this process as a collaborative one. We all experience struggles in life. If you find that coping with these is proving more difficult than you thought (or strategies you have tried are not helping), you may want to consider therapy. I aim to provide a safe, empathic, and confidential atmosphere so that we can explore your concerns, away from your every day environment. You do not have to face life's challenges alone. It is truly an honor to listen to the experiences and stories my clients choose to share.
Accepting new clients. I provide therapy for individuals, couples, and families via Telehealth (video) and view this process as a collaborative one. We all experience struggles in life. If you find that coping with these is proving more difficult than you thought (or strategies you have tried are not helping), you may want to consider therapy. I aim to provide a safe, empathic, and confidential atmosphere so that we can explore your concerns, away from your every day environment. You do not have to face life's challenges alone. It is truly an honor to listen to the experiences and stories my clients choose to share.
(801) 405-9011 View (801) 405-9011
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Serenity Insight
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CHLC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
Holistic Therapy is an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates both traditional and non-traditional methods to help the individual as a whole. With Seba-Ka, the focus is on the mental, physical, and energetic components that influences an individual's well-being. Holistic therapy combines aspects of traditional talk therapy and non-traditional approaches, including mindfulness activities, breath therapy, and meditation.
Holistic Therapy is an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates both traditional and non-traditional methods to help the individual as a whole. With Seba-Ka, the focus is on the mental, physical, and energetic components that influences an individual's well-being. Holistic therapy combines aspects of traditional talk therapy and non-traditional approaches, including mindfulness activities, breath therapy, and meditation.
(301) 381-1239 View (301) 381-1239
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Dr. Jeanne M. Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can feel like an exhausting search. If you are depressed, anxious, troubled in your relationships, coping with grief, struggling with past or current trauma, feeling hopeless or angry, or just trying to understand yourself better, I'm here to help. I believe we all have the answers we need inside us, but sometimes it takes working with a neutral observer to find those answers. Together you and I will work toward increased understanding of and ways to cope with whatever problems you would like to discuss. Therapy isn't necessarily easy, but it can help.
Finding the right therapist can feel like an exhausting search. If you are depressed, anxious, troubled in your relationships, coping with grief, struggling with past or current trauma, feeling hopeless or angry, or just trying to understand yourself better, I'm here to help. I believe we all have the answers we need inside us, but sometimes it takes working with a neutral observer to find those answers. Together you and I will work toward increased understanding of and ways to cope with whatever problems you would like to discuss. Therapy isn't necessarily easy, but it can help.
(703) 997-6777 View (703) 997-6777
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Brave Within Counseling ✦ Faith Preston✦Trauma-Informed Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306  (Online Only)
A wise author once wrote, “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” Hi, my name is Faith Preston, and as a counselor, I strive to create a space that provides safety and empathy for my clients. Each person has a unique story, and the therapeutic process will be equally unique. The relationship between therapist and client is a strong factor in productive and deep work. It is what transpires in this relationship that can transform our lives and bring about the awareness we need to accept our authentic selves.
A wise author once wrote, “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” Hi, my name is Faith Preston, and as a counselor, I strive to create a space that provides safety and empathy for my clients. Each person has a unique story, and the therapeutic process will be equally unique. The relationship between therapist and client is a strong factor in productive and deep work. It is what transpires in this relationship that can transform our lives and bring about the awareness we need to accept our authentic selves.
(757) 330-1995 View (757) 330-1995
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Lisa Nava
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22306
Hello, and thanks for visiting my web page! Therapy is about helping you become the person you want to be. The focus and goals of therapy depend on where you are feeling stuck or dissatisfied in your life. I am an "eclectic" therapist, which means that I draw from many different perspectives as I learn about you and help you implement the changes you'd like to make. If you'd like to talk to me more about working together, please give me a call or contact me through email.
Hello, and thanks for visiting my web page! Therapy is about helping you become the person you want to be. The focus and goals of therapy depend on where you are feeling stuck or dissatisfied in your life. I am an "eclectic" therapist, which means that I draw from many different perspectives as I learn about you and help you implement the changes you'd like to make. If you'd like to talk to me more about working together, please give me a call or contact me through email.
(703) 596-0184 View (703) 596-0184

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22306

40+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in 22306 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
74% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
65% Relationship Issues
63% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Cigna and Evernorth
55% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 22306 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22306?

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.