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Selah Solutions, LLC - Bariatrics
Licensed Professional Counselor, BCBC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you seeking a bariatric assessment required by your surgeon or insurance? Do you need additional support on your weight loss journey or gain a better understanding of your relationship with food? Selah Solutions, LLC is here to partner with you. The weight loss journey, including preparing for bariatric surgery, can be a roller-coaster of emotions. During this weight loss process, you must be supported to gain the best results. Selah Solutions, LLC offers non-judgmental services virtually from the comfort of your personal space. The primary goal is for you to become healthier and happier mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Are you seeking a bariatric assessment required by your surgeon or insurance? Do you need additional support on your weight loss journey or gain a better understanding of your relationship with food? Selah Solutions, LLC is here to partner with you. The weight loss journey, including preparing for bariatric surgery, can be a roller-coaster of emotions. During this weight loss process, you must be supported to gain the best results. Selah Solutions, LLC offers non-judgmental services virtually from the comfort of your personal space. The primary goal is for you to become healthier and happier mentally, emotionally, and physically.
(571) 463-6822 View (571) 463-6822
Photo of Kristin S Swanson, Psychologist in 22314, VA
Kristin S Swanson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
Early childhood is a time of tremendous growth. Young children's ability to communicate, solve problems, socialize, and understand feelings is constantly evolving. They gain independence and confidence, experience joy in successes, and learn how to persevere. Ups and downs during this progression are normal, and your child's development can be smooth sailing one moment, and rocky the next. But, what happens when the moments of struggle overshadow the success? When your child experiences symptoms that impact his mood and behavior, social relationships, school performance, or your family's overall well-being, it may be time to seek help.
Early childhood is a time of tremendous growth. Young children's ability to communicate, solve problems, socialize, and understand feelings is constantly evolving. They gain independence and confidence, experience joy in successes, and learn how to persevere. Ups and downs during this progression are normal, and your child's development can be smooth sailing one moment, and rocky the next. But, what happens when the moments of struggle overshadow the success? When your child experiences symptoms that impact his mood and behavior, social relationships, school performance, or your family's overall well-being, it may be time to seek help.
(703) 991-6070 View (703) 991-6070
Photo of Gul Barbier, LPC Intern in 22314, VA
Gul Barbier
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Each one of us is unique and can heal, grow, and transform through therapy having unconditional support, and empathy without judgment. You may be suffering from childhood trauma impacting your adult life, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, insomnia, acculturation stress, and/or experiencing marital or career problems. You feel hopelessness, pain, anger, and loneliness. You would like to recover from the dark place, have hope, joy, peace, improve sleep. Through collaboration, exploration, and processing, it is possible to increase self-awareness, self-esteem, and love, and gain skills to promote self-healing.
Each one of us is unique and can heal, grow, and transform through therapy having unconditional support, and empathy without judgment. You may be suffering from childhood trauma impacting your adult life, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, insomnia, acculturation stress, and/or experiencing marital or career problems. You feel hopelessness, pain, anger, and loneliness. You would like to recover from the dark place, have hope, joy, peace, improve sleep. Through collaboration, exploration, and processing, it is possible to increase self-awareness, self-esteem, and love, and gain skills to promote self-healing.
(571) 470-6918 x1 View (571) 470-6918 x1
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Amy Askew
Counselor, LCPC, MS, IFS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Congratulations on taking the first step to building a better life. As an Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained licensed clinician from the IFS institute, I compassionately counsel adults to help them lead a more engaged and meaningful life. I work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, behavioral concerns, life transitions and productivity issues. Utilizing a very collaborative and interactive style, I empower my clients to uncover their authenticity while building new strengths and skills. I can help you make space in your life for more enjoyment, and meaning.
Congratulations on taking the first step to building a better life. As an Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained licensed clinician from the IFS institute, I compassionately counsel adults to help them lead a more engaged and meaningful life. I work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, behavioral concerns, life transitions and productivity issues. Utilizing a very collaborative and interactive style, I empower my clients to uncover their authenticity while building new strengths and skills. I can help you make space in your life for more enjoyment, and meaning.
(410) 431-1782 View (410) 431-1782
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Kami Sidman, M.A.Ed., J.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Whether you are feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed - or struggling with self-acceptance and self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, career, or relationship issues - I offer a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. I primarily utilize Person-Centered and Existential approaches to help clients explore meaning in their lives and promote self-compassion. My approach can help you to recognize your own strengths and resources, as well as your capacity to adapt, grow, and demonstrate resilience when faced with challenges.
Whether you are feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed - or struggling with self-acceptance and self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, career, or relationship issues - I offer a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. I primarily utilize Person-Centered and Existential approaches to help clients explore meaning in their lives and promote self-compassion. My approach can help you to recognize your own strengths and resources, as well as your capacity to adapt, grow, and demonstrate resilience when faced with challenges.
(703) 382-5008 View (703) 382-5008
Photo of Madison Lockamy, Pre-Licensed Professional in 22314, VA
Madison Lockamy
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
Madi Lockamy is a Resident in Counseling working toward her License in Professional Counseling. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both private practice and college counseling centers. Madi prioritizes creating a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, and believes that they have their own set of skills and strengths that can be utilized in counseling. Madi is a former college athlete who juggled the demands of her sport and her education for six years, and has worked with clients who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, major life transitions, sports performance, and stress.
Madi Lockamy is a Resident in Counseling working toward her License in Professional Counseling. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both private practice and college counseling centers. Madi prioritizes creating a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, and believes that they have their own set of skills and strengths that can be utilized in counseling. Madi is a former college athlete who juggled the demands of her sport and her education for six years, and has worked with clients who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, major life transitions, sports performance, and stress.
(703) 552-5742 View (703) 552-5742
Photo of Alycia Burant, Licensed Professional Counselor in 22314, VA
Alycia Burant
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
You are a high achieving individual in many ways, but seem to come up short when it comes to having meaningful, successful relationships with others and struggle with self confidence. You have been defined by others in your life as “successful” but are still left feeling unfilled and unhappy. Maybe negative thoughts swirl around your head when you are trying to get work done or fall asleep at night. Or maybe you experience difficulty concentrating because you are so worried if the person next to you is upset with you and constantly worry if you can make the people around you happy.
You are a high achieving individual in many ways, but seem to come up short when it comes to having meaningful, successful relationships with others and struggle with self confidence. You have been defined by others in your life as “successful” but are still left feeling unfilled and unhappy. Maybe negative thoughts swirl around your head when you are trying to get work done or fall asleep at night. Or maybe you experience difficulty concentrating because you are so worried if the person next to you is upset with you and constantly worry if you can make the people around you happy.
(703) 270-0386 View (703) 270-0386
Photo of Susan C. Maytorena, Psychologist in 22314, VA
Susan C. Maytorena
Psychologist, PhD, PLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Waitlist for new clients
Specializing in providing psychotherapy to people coping with anxiety, stress related conditions, and insomnia, I provide expert mental health services in a supportive, confidential, and collaborative environment. Clients I most commonly see are dealing with excessive worry, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, social anxiety, phobias, and insomnia. I also frequently work with clients looking better manage their stress and those who would like to improve their most important relationships. As a clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience, I use evidence based treatments individualized to you.
Specializing in providing psychotherapy to people coping with anxiety, stress related conditions, and insomnia, I provide expert mental health services in a supportive, confidential, and collaborative environment. Clients I most commonly see are dealing with excessive worry, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, social anxiety, phobias, and insomnia. I also frequently work with clients looking better manage their stress and those who would like to improve their most important relationships. As a clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience, I use evidence based treatments individualized to you.
(703) 519-6770 View (703) 519-6770
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Ebony Canady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
A graduate of University of California Riverside and Norfolk State University, Ebony is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience treating all age groups in various settings and modalities like EMDR. She is trained and certified to work with grief, intellectual disabilities, and critical incident stress debriefing. She is also comfortable with substance abuse counseling, acute mental illness and crisis intervention as well as family counseling, trauma recovery, and perinatal mental healthcare.
A graduate of University of California Riverside and Norfolk State University, Ebony is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience treating all age groups in various settings and modalities like EMDR. She is trained and certified to work with grief, intellectual disabilities, and critical incident stress debriefing. She is also comfortable with substance abuse counseling, acute mental illness and crisis intervention as well as family counseling, trauma recovery, and perinatal mental healthcare.
(703) 810-7279 View (703) 810-7279
Photo of Melissa Long, Resident in Counseling in 22314, VA
Melissa Long
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Melissa is a compassionate and skilled therapist, who is dedicated to helping individuals on their journey to healing and growth. As a Resident in Counseling, she bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in addressing a wide range of mental health challenges. She has experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, relationships, and bipolar disorder and she provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their emotions and experiences. With a warm and inclusive approach, this therapist warmly welcomes LGBTQ+ clients, understanding the unique struggles they may face.
Melissa is a compassionate and skilled therapist, who is dedicated to helping individuals on their journey to healing and growth. As a Resident in Counseling, she bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in addressing a wide range of mental health challenges. She has experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, relationships, and bipolar disorder and she provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their emotions and experiences. With a warm and inclusive approach, this therapist warmly welcomes LGBTQ+ clients, understanding the unique struggles they may face.
(703) 546-9090 View (703) 546-9090
Photo of Edward Michael Andrews, Marriage & Family Therapist in 22314, VA
Edward Michael Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, MAC, CCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I am licensed psychotherapist with more than twenty years of experience working with adults and adolescents offering counseling and therapy for a variety of issues to a diverse client base in Virginia and Washington, DC. I provide treatment for individuals, couples and families, and lead a number of therapy groups. My work combines cognitive behavioral techniques with other effective and evidence-based therapies, such as DBT, to help you to actualize your strengths and manage your behaviors in a safe, supportive and solution-focused context. I have extensive experience working with life's transitions, aging, illness, and loss and grief, particularly with the LGBT community.
I am licensed psychotherapist with more than twenty years of experience working with adults and adolescents offering counseling and therapy for a variety of issues to a diverse client base in Virginia and Washington, DC. I provide treatment for individuals, couples and families, and lead a number of therapy groups. My work combines cognitive behavioral techniques with other effective and evidence-based therapies, such as DBT, to help you to actualize your strengths and manage your behaviors in a safe, supportive and solution-focused context. I have extensive experience working with life's transitions, aging, illness, and loss and grief, particularly with the LGBT community.
(703) 401-1424 View (703) 401-1424
Photo of Nyrisha Hall, Pre-Licensed Professional in 22314, VA
Nyrisha Hall
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
If you're facing mental health issues, substance abuse, or developmental challenges, I'm here to help. As Nyrisha Hall, I offer a personalized, empathetic approach to therapy, focusing on your unique needs and goals. My dedication to compassionate care and commitment to a nurturing environment stand me apart. Whether it's improving mental well-being, overcoming addiction, enhancing life quality, finding stable employment, or healing trauma, together we can navigate and achieve your desired outcomes. Choose to partner with me in your journey towards a healthier, happier life.
If you're facing mental health issues, substance abuse, or developmental challenges, I'm here to help. As Nyrisha Hall, I offer a personalized, empathetic approach to therapy, focusing on your unique needs and goals. My dedication to compassionate care and commitment to a nurturing environment stand me apart. Whether it's improving mental well-being, overcoming addiction, enhancing life quality, finding stable employment, or healing trauma, together we can navigate and achieve your desired outcomes. Choose to partner with me in your journey towards a healthier, happier life.
(703) 783-9450 View (703) 783-9450
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Psych Ed Connections of Northern Virginia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Looking for a proactive, goal-driven approach to therapy for ADHD, depression or anxiety? We are about action and getting things done. We use a pragmatic, behavioral, results-oriented approach. By focusing on strategies and tools to use in your daily life to improve behavior, we can connect your actions, thoughts, and emotions in new ways. Our program is a nationally recognized intervention and the topic of PEC owner, Dr. Abigail Levrini's second book, "ADHD Coaching: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals" (APA, 2015). We specialize in ADHD and Executive Function Disorders and related issues like depression and anxiety.
Looking for a proactive, goal-driven approach to therapy for ADHD, depression or anxiety? We are about action and getting things done. We use a pragmatic, behavioral, results-oriented approach. By focusing on strategies and tools to use in your daily life to improve behavior, we can connect your actions, thoughts, and emotions in new ways. Our program is a nationally recognized intervention and the topic of PEC owner, Dr. Abigail Levrini's second book, "ADHD Coaching: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals" (APA, 2015). We specialize in ADHD and Executive Function Disorders and related issues like depression and anxiety.
(571) 306-0952 View (571) 306-0952
Photo of Peggy Flaherty Prevost, LPC, LCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 22314, VA
Peggy Flaherty Prevost, LPC, LCMHC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
I am licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina. In my practice I work primarily with female adults (20-35 year olds) who are often dealing with life transitions. There is often a commonality among this group. Issues include self esteem, body image, achievement concerns, relationship concerns, anxiety, and depression. Other common concerns are stress, marriage and parenting, and aging. My goal is to help my clients better cope with the difficult issues they face and ultimately live a happier life.
I am licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina. In my practice I work primarily with female adults (20-35 year olds) who are often dealing with life transitions. There is often a commonality among this group. Issues include self esteem, body image, achievement concerns, relationship concerns, anxiety, and depression. Other common concerns are stress, marriage and parenting, and aging. My goal is to help my clients better cope with the difficult issues they face and ultimately live a happier life.
(571) 458-1326 View (571) 458-1326
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Reese Hebrank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Making changes in your life can be exciting, scary or often a mixture of both. You want to have the right support when you are experiencing a life transition such as gender transition; opening, escalating, or de-escalating a relationship; accepting and affirming a diagnosis of neurodivergence; or navigating the diagnosis or progression of a disability or chronic illness in yourself or a loved one. If you are seeking an experienced and passionate mental health professional to explore the emotional impact of LGBTQIA+ identity, polyamory, or disability, I would like to talk to you more about how I can help.
Making changes in your life can be exciting, scary or often a mixture of both. You want to have the right support when you are experiencing a life transition such as gender transition; opening, escalating, or de-escalating a relationship; accepting and affirming a diagnosis of neurodivergence; or navigating the diagnosis or progression of a disability or chronic illness in yourself or a loved one. If you are seeking an experienced and passionate mental health professional to explore the emotional impact of LGBTQIA+ identity, polyamory, or disability, I would like to talk to you more about how I can help.
(703) 520-1782 View (703) 520-1782
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Nicole Schulz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Nicole Schulz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 19 years of experience partnering with adults, adolescents, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship and communication issues, life transitions, stress management, grief and loss, trauma and recovery, anger management, adjustment to illness, and alcohol and substance use disorders. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at the University of Delaware and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Rutgers University.
Nicole Schulz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 19 years of experience partnering with adults, adolescents, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship and communication issues, life transitions, stress management, grief and loss, trauma and recovery, anger management, adjustment to illness, and alcohol and substance use disorders. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at the University of Delaware and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Rutgers University.
(571) 336-0540 View (571) 336-0540
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Hiwot Gizachew
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
We face so many challenges in life and at times navigating through those challenges can feel like all things are against us. We feel defeated & nothing feels good, we feel alone, helpless and hopeless. We don’t know how to manage it or we may know what we need to do but feel stuck and can’t seem to actually do it. If that feeling seems familiar, you are not alone. In those challenging, difficult and life changing moments, I believe one of the bravest things you can do is seek help. I believe therapy can do just that, give you the help and support you need. Call to schedule a consolation to talk about the challenges you are facing.
We face so many challenges in life and at times navigating through those challenges can feel like all things are against us. We feel defeated & nothing feels good, we feel alone, helpless and hopeless. We don’t know how to manage it or we may know what we need to do but feel stuck and can’t seem to actually do it. If that feeling seems familiar, you are not alone. In those challenging, difficult and life changing moments, I believe one of the bravest things you can do is seek help. I believe therapy can do just that, give you the help and support you need. Call to schedule a consolation to talk about the challenges you are facing.
(571) 336-0975 View (571) 336-0975
Photo of Jennifer Forbes, Licensed Professional Counselor in 22314, VA
Jennifer Forbes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
I have extensive experience working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, addiction, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders. I have worked in a variety of settings, including: general mental health inpatient; an eating disorder residential treatment center; in-home services; outpatient services where I helped clients facing homelessness, clients experiencing crises including suicidality, and clients with severe mental health diagnoses.
I have extensive experience working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, addiction, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders. I have worked in a variety of settings, including: general mental health inpatient; an eating disorder residential treatment center; in-home services; outpatient services where I helped clients facing homelessness, clients experiencing crises including suicidality, and clients with severe mental health diagnoses.
(571) 497-4702 View (571) 497-4702
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Niah Richardson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
My ideal clients are facing a variety of issues. They are between the ages of 15-64 years old. They desire to feel better, to feel understood, and to have a better understanding of what they are dealing with. They are at a place where they have tried on their own to navigate their issue, but they know they need support. They need to someone to listen, encourage, validate, and provide them with tools to navigate life's difficulties that will facilitate growth and change.
My ideal clients are facing a variety of issues. They are between the ages of 15-64 years old. They desire to feel better, to feel understood, and to have a better understanding of what they are dealing with. They are at a place where they have tried on their own to navigate their issue, but they know they need support. They need to someone to listen, encourage, validate, and provide them with tools to navigate life's difficulties that will facilitate growth and change.
(571) 470-5774 View (571) 470-5774
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Kristin Harkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Is constant anxiety keeping you stuck in your head? Maybe you criticize yourself and feel like you should be handling life “better”, feeling as though you should be happier. Perhaps it is depression, or a feeling that things are “just ok” as a result of not knowing where you are going or why. Or have you experienced traumas which are impacting your present life and functioning? Having support and treatment tailored to you as an individual can make all of the difference. I work with people to create a life filled with peace, self-confidence, understanding, and growth. You don’t have to do it alone.
Is constant anxiety keeping you stuck in your head? Maybe you criticize yourself and feel like you should be handling life “better”, feeling as though you should be happier. Perhaps it is depression, or a feeling that things are “just ok” as a result of not knowing where you are going or why. Or have you experienced traumas which are impacting your present life and functioning? Having support and treatment tailored to you as an individual can make all of the difference. I work with people to create a life filled with peace, self-confidence, understanding, and growth. You don’t have to do it alone.
(571) 200-0906 View (571) 200-0906

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22314

500+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in 22314 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
72% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% CareFirst
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 22314 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22314?

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.