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Lyne Taylor Genser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. I treat depression and anxiety, long standing problems, relation/couples, Gay/Lesbian, crisis intervention, coping w/chronic or terminal health concerns, mourning and grieving. I was a Director of Social Work in a psychiatric hospital. I left that position because I discovered my greatest interest was working with clients. I provide a relaxed environment where people can examine and solve problems, develop greater insight, and enhance coping skills in a non judgmental setting.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. I treat depression and anxiety, long standing problems, relation/couples, Gay/Lesbian, crisis intervention, coping w/chronic or terminal health concerns, mourning and grieving. I was a Director of Social Work in a psychiatric hospital. I left that position because I discovered my greatest interest was working with clients. I provide a relaxed environment where people can examine and solve problems, develop greater insight, and enhance coping skills in a non judgmental setting.
(540) 268-0938 View (540) 268-0938
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Lane Smith
Resident in Counseling, MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311
‘What’s your story?’ I ask because the stories we tell ourselves and about ourselves can offer tremendous insight. Narrative counselors like myself explore client stories for behaviors, expectations, perceptions, and values which fail to align in effective ways. We believe these incongruences are responsible (both directly and indirectly) for the miseries and hardships that prompt therapy. The work of therapy involves deconstructing what doesn’t make sense and reimagining what remains. I enjoy working with anyone whose story feels ‘stuck’ and wishes to reimagine themselves anew.
‘What’s your story?’ I ask because the stories we tell ourselves and about ourselves can offer tremendous insight. Narrative counselors like myself explore client stories for behaviors, expectations, perceptions, and values which fail to align in effective ways. We believe these incongruences are responsible (both directly and indirectly) for the miseries and hardships that prompt therapy. The work of therapy involves deconstructing what doesn’t make sense and reimagining what remains. I enjoy working with anyone whose story feels ‘stuck’ and wishes to reimagine themselves anew.
(703) 546-9248 View (703) 546-9248
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Susan L Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
"Entering therapy can be a humbling experience. It takes courage and strength to ask for help. I'm a seasoned therapist with over forty years of clinical practice. I bring wisdom, maturity, compassion, and life experience which inform and deepen my work with individuals and couples. I seek to create a safe, respectful, empathic, and collaborative enviornment which maximizes individual's strengths and facilitates problem solving and growth. My style is one of being active, flexible, and fully engaged.
"Entering therapy can be a humbling experience. It takes courage and strength to ask for help. I'm a seasoned therapist with over forty years of clinical practice. I bring wisdom, maturity, compassion, and life experience which inform and deepen my work with individuals and couples. I seek to create a safe, respectful, empathic, and collaborative enviornment which maximizes individual's strengths and facilitates problem solving and growth. My style is one of being active, flexible, and fully engaged.
(540) 491-4500 View (540) 491-4500
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Christal Platt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
My holistic and spiritual approach involve encouraging clients to explore their values, beliefs, and connections to the world around them. By fostering a sense of interconnectedness and harmony within themselves and with the universe, individuals may experience profound personal growth and transformation. Ultimately, by honoring the spiritual dimension of human existence alongside the psychological and physical Overall, my practice reflects a compassionate, inclusive, and empowering approach to mental health therapy, aiming to support clients in achieving greater healing, self-discovery, and personal growth.
My holistic and spiritual approach involve encouraging clients to explore their values, beliefs, and connections to the world around them. By fostering a sense of interconnectedness and harmony within themselves and with the universe, individuals may experience profound personal growth and transformation. Ultimately, by honoring the spiritual dimension of human existence alongside the psychological and physical Overall, my practice reflects a compassionate, inclusive, and empowering approach to mental health therapy, aiming to support clients in achieving greater healing, self-discovery, and personal growth.
(571) 526-0602 View (571) 526-0602
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Bernadette Schmitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about bringing healing to all aspects of a person. I specialize in trauma, complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I take an eclectic approach in my counseling practice and use the techniques that work for each individual in order to bring harmony to all parts of a person’s internal system. Trauma causes deep and lasting effects on the survivor's thought processes, nervous system, and physical body. Behaviors and reactions of trauma survivors can be seemingly unpredictable, confusing, contradictory and lead to pathologizing diagnosis.
I am passionate about bringing healing to all aspects of a person. I specialize in trauma, complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I take an eclectic approach in my counseling practice and use the techniques that work for each individual in order to bring harmony to all parts of a person’s internal system. Trauma causes deep and lasting effects on the survivor's thought processes, nervous system, and physical body. Behaviors and reactions of trauma survivors can be seemingly unpredictable, confusing, contradictory and lead to pathologizing diagnosis.
(540) 517-6607 View (540) 517-6607
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Dashiya Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
Black Align Self-discovery & Wellness fosters a culturally sacred and emotionally safe space where individuals of divergent backgrounds are encouraged to freely and candidly discuss their past traumas and current stressors. Far too often in the therapeutic space, people of color have been stigmatized, misdiagnosed, misunderstood and have had their lived individual experiences minimized. Black Align was created with these truths in mind. Through our work we aim to heal the whole person without fear of judgment, lack of understanding or accountability.
Black Align Self-discovery & Wellness fosters a culturally sacred and emotionally safe space where individuals of divergent backgrounds are encouraged to freely and candidly discuss their past traumas and current stressors. Far too often in the therapeutic space, people of color have been stigmatized, misdiagnosed, misunderstood and have had their lived individual experiences minimized. Black Align was created with these truths in mind. Through our work we aim to heal the whole person without fear of judgment, lack of understanding or accountability.
(267) 356-4874 View (267) 356-4874
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Millie Hillman ✦ Bravewithin Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
Are you worn out trying to find peace and joy in your life? Do you wish to stop overthinking? Do you feel restless, toss, and turn most of the nights? As a therapist, I approach my work with a trauma-informed perspective, focusing on promoting mental health and embracing holistic healing principles. I bring specialized expertise through certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Seeking Safety, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Are you worn out trying to find peace and joy in your life? Do you wish to stop overthinking? Do you feel restless, toss, and turn most of the nights? As a therapist, I approach my work with a trauma-informed perspective, focusing on promoting mental health and embracing holistic healing principles. I bring specialized expertise through certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Seeking Safety, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(844) 502-7283 View (844) 502-7283
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Elevate Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
We all experience problems in life. Therapy can help address your issues to create a happier, meaningful and fulfilling life. People seek therapy for many reasons including mental health issues, overwhelming emotions, trauma, medical trauma, difficult life transitions, feeling stuck, relationship, and family/parenting issues to name a few. We can work to resolve issues, reduce stress, and move on. No issue is too small or too big. Therapy offers the opportunity to learn about oneself, access your inner strength and lead a fulfilling life that you want. We can work to meet your needs in a warm, supportive and caring environment.
We all experience problems in life. Therapy can help address your issues to create a happier, meaningful and fulfilling life. People seek therapy for many reasons including mental health issues, overwhelming emotions, trauma, medical trauma, difficult life transitions, feeling stuck, relationship, and family/parenting issues to name a few. We can work to resolve issues, reduce stress, and move on. No issue is too small or too big. Therapy offers the opportunity to learn about oneself, access your inner strength and lead a fulfilling life that you want. We can work to meet your needs in a warm, supportive and caring environment.
(571) 520-8261 View (571) 520-8261
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Kellee Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
Do you want to reach me directly? Use my website. I support adults experiencing depression, anxiety, mood issues, relationship issues and difficult life transitions to find healthy ways to face their stressors and conflicts. Therapy is a collaborative process in which we will work together to identify both sustainable and meaningful ways to influence change in your life. I have both a strength-based and solution focused approach to the therapy process and I value supporting people of all backgrounds to achieve their goals in therapy.
Do you want to reach me directly? Use my website. I support adults experiencing depression, anxiety, mood issues, relationship issues and difficult life transitions to find healthy ways to face their stressors and conflicts. Therapy is a collaborative process in which we will work together to identify both sustainable and meaningful ways to influence change in your life. I have both a strength-based and solution focused approach to the therapy process and I value supporting people of all backgrounds to achieve their goals in therapy.
(571) 989-4668 View (571) 989-4668
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Potomac Center, Inc.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311
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) 997-2632 View (703) 997-2632
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Brooke Buck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311
Are you having a hard time figuring out what is going on with your relationships with others? Do you have recurring or consistent negative thoughts and feelings about yourself and your future? Are you feeling helpless even though you know you should be doing ok? My name is Brooke Buck and I am here to assist you in breaking down the walls of communication and rebuild them the way you have always wanted to. I work hard to listen and help to provide a different perspective to my clients.
Are you having a hard time figuring out what is going on with your relationships with others? Do you have recurring or consistent negative thoughts and feelings about yourself and your future? Are you feeling helpless even though you know you should be doing ok? My name is Brooke Buck and I am here to assist you in breaking down the walls of communication and rebuild them the way you have always wanted to. I work hard to listen and help to provide a different perspective to my clients.
(703) 594-1966 View (703) 594-1966
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Dr. Pooja Datta
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the DMV and currently offering therapy and evaluation services out of my office in Downtown DC/Penn Quarter area and virtually. I provide individual psychotherapy with a strong skill-set in trauma-informed care for adolescents, young adults, adults, and women of color. I draw from my background in cognitive-behavioral skills training, family systems, and relational-cultural therapy. My approach is best described as warm, direct, and collaborative. Please reach out to me via email or phone call for a consultation to see if I could be a good fit for your needs.
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the DMV and currently offering therapy and evaluation services out of my office in Downtown DC/Penn Quarter area and virtually. I provide individual psychotherapy with a strong skill-set in trauma-informed care for adolescents, young adults, adults, and women of color. I draw from my background in cognitive-behavioral skills training, family systems, and relational-cultural therapy. My approach is best described as warm, direct, and collaborative. Please reach out to me via email or phone call for a consultation to see if I could be a good fit for your needs.
(202) 902-7151 View (202) 902-7151
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Aimee Stailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
Does it seem like everyday you try to get your footing & life knocks you back down again? Do you worry or have anxiety about 'every little thing'? Do you find yourself thinking (AND thinking) about things other people just don't? Do you lose focus with your "ADHD brain"? I get it... and I can help! My goal is to help you feel important, special & supported. I work really hard to create a safe & comfortable space for you to share all of life's most difficult hurdles without fear of judgement or criticism. I will work alongside you & meet you right where you are, no matter how difficult, uncertain, or ugly you think that place is.
Does it seem like everyday you try to get your footing & life knocks you back down again? Do you worry or have anxiety about 'every little thing'? Do you find yourself thinking (AND thinking) about things other people just don't? Do you lose focus with your "ADHD brain"? I get it... and I can help! My goal is to help you feel important, special & supported. I work really hard to create a safe & comfortable space for you to share all of life's most difficult hurdles without fear of judgement or criticism. I will work alongside you & meet you right where you are, no matter how difficult, uncertain, or ugly you think that place is.
(757) 993-4502 View (757) 993-4502
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LeRoy Hughes
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311
I am Mr. LeRoy Hughes and I am a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of VA. With extensive background in education and mental health, I have experience working in multiple clinical settings including Intensive In-Home Programs and Private Practice serving populations including children, adolescents & adults. I have experience working with both mental health symptomology and Intellectual Disabilities. My objective is to provide clients with a safe and non-judgmental space for absolute healing. I guide clients on a transformative journey, helping them recognize that the answers to life's challenges lie within themselves.
I am Mr. LeRoy Hughes and I am a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of VA. With extensive background in education and mental health, I have experience working in multiple clinical settings including Intensive In-Home Programs and Private Practice serving populations including children, adolescents & adults. I have experience working with both mental health symptomology and Intellectual Disabilities. My objective is to provide clients with a safe and non-judgmental space for absolute healing. I guide clients on a transformative journey, helping them recognize that the answers to life's challenges lie within themselves.
(571) 380-7815 View (571) 380-7815
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Minisha Patel
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311
My strength is connecting with others. I enjoy being present with my clients. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship as a tool for healing. I allow my clients to process their thoughts, feeling, worries, and fears openly and freely without judgment. I help them to challenge their current situation, thoughts, and feelings to find peace. I have worked with different populations. I have also worked in mental health care, substance abuse, parenting and family counseling, corporate coaching, depression, anxiety, intimacy coaching, life transitions, clinical problem solving.
My strength is connecting with others. I enjoy being present with my clients. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship as a tool for healing. I allow my clients to process their thoughts, feeling, worries, and fears openly and freely without judgment. I help them to challenge their current situation, thoughts, and feelings to find peace. I have worked with different populations. I have also worked in mental health care, substance abuse, parenting and family counseling, corporate coaching, depression, anxiety, intimacy coaching, life transitions, clinical problem solving.
(571) 556-4888 View (571) 556-4888
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Hannah Whitney Jones
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311
I am currently accepting clients on a waitlist-basis. I am happy to speak with you to discuss whether working together in the future may be a good fit. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-focused. I can offer structured or more individualized and integrative treatment. Modalities that I often use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and other relational/trauma-focused treatments. Through our work together, you can begin to peel back the layers that are keeping you stuck so that you can more freely move towards your values and goals.
I am currently accepting clients on a waitlist-basis. I am happy to speak with you to discuss whether working together in the future may be a good fit. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-focused. I can offer structured or more individualized and integrative treatment. Modalities that I often use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and other relational/trauma-focused treatments. Through our work together, you can begin to peel back the layers that are keeping you stuck so that you can more freely move towards your values and goals.
(757) 792-8297 View (757) 792-8297
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James W Brunson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
First and foremost, my responsibility is to create an environment where you feel welcomed, safe and supported. In our sessions, you can expect that I will spend a lot of time engaging in stimulating conversation that helps me to learn who you are, how you show up in the world, and what path(s) to take in helping you achieve your goals and desirable outcomes. As your therapist, you can expect for me to be actively present with you, while encouraging and supporting you along the journey of creating the life you desire.
First and foremost, my responsibility is to create an environment where you feel welcomed, safe and supported. In our sessions, you can expect that I will spend a lot of time engaging in stimulating conversation that helps me to learn who you are, how you show up in the world, and what path(s) to take in helping you achieve your goals and desirable outcomes. As your therapist, you can expect for me to be actively present with you, while encouraging and supporting you along the journey of creating the life you desire.
(202) 919-7794 View (202) 919-7794
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Regina Jones-Ogunsuyi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311  (Online Only)
My name is Regina and I’m glad that you took a moment to review my profile. I have over 15 years of professional experience and licensed in Illinois and Virginia. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
My name is Regina and I’m glad that you took a moment to review my profile. I have over 15 years of professional experience and licensed in Illinois and Virginia. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
(872) 260-6640 View (872) 260-6640
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Shabria Mayne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311
I am accepting new patients. Are you seeking support through a difficult season or need help gaining clarity in an area of your life? Do you have a teen who struggles with self-acceptance or the burdens of adolescence? My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space to allow for honest discussion about your concerns, struggles, and personal conflicts, hopes for your future, goals, and all other considerations pertaining to life.
I am accepting new patients. Are you seeking support through a difficult season or need help gaining clarity in an area of your life? Do you have a teen who struggles with self-acceptance or the burdens of adolescence? My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space to allow for honest discussion about your concerns, struggles, and personal conflicts, hopes for your future, goals, and all other considerations pertaining to life.
(571) 989-6784 View (571) 989-6784
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Dr. Shushan Campbell
Psychologist, PhD , LCP
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22311
Dr. Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with children (9 and up), adolescents, and adults. Dr. Campbell has over a decade of experience providing therapy (individual, couples, and family therapy), psychological evaluations, and psychological assessments. Dr. Campbell specializes in a broad range of psychological and behavioral issues that are of clinical concern; areas of focus include Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism), Grief and Loss, PTSD, and other life challenges.
Dr. Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with children (9 and up), adolescents, and adults. Dr. Campbell has over a decade of experience providing therapy (individual, couples, and family therapy), psychological evaluations, and psychological assessments. Dr. Campbell specializes in a broad range of psychological and behavioral issues that are of clinical concern; areas of focus include Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism), Grief and Loss, PTSD, and other life challenges.
(571) 378-5874 View (571) 378-5874

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22311

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 22311 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
89% Coping Skills
89% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 22311 see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22311?

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.