Brenda T Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Together the client and I chart a treatment plan that supports the client in using their skills and my knowledge. I am currently working with PTSD and the effects of early trauma on adult functioning. I am also now able to offer LCSW supervision for licensure in the state of Virginia. My experience includes general mental health, workplace issues, marriage counseling, adolescent issues, schools issues, and drug and alcohol assessment and treatment.
Together the client and I chart a treatment plan that supports the client in using their skills and my knowledge. I am currently working with PTSD and the effects of early trauma on adult functioning. I am also now able to offer LCSW supervision for licensure in the state of Virginia. My experience includes general mental health, workplace issues, marriage counseling, adolescent issues, schools issues, and drug and alcohol assessment and treatment.
(540) 657-3162 View (540) 657-3162
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Brittany Sager-Heinrichs
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CCTP, CAADC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655  (Online Only)
Making the first step towards counseling shows courage and commitment to your wellbeing, but can also create feelings of vulnerability. I believe finding a counselor you genuinely connect with and trust is key for making progress on your goals. My priority is honoring and empowering you to steer our work. You may carry feelings of hesitation, fear, sadness, or just sheer exhaustion in your day-to-day. Together, we can tune into what those look like for you. I specialize in counseling adults in early and middle adulthood struggling with anxiety, depression, life adjustments, trauma recovery, or addiction issues.
Making the first step towards counseling shows courage and commitment to your wellbeing, but can also create feelings of vulnerability. I believe finding a counselor you genuinely connect with and trust is key for making progress on your goals. My priority is honoring and empowering you to steer our work. You may carry feelings of hesitation, fear, sadness, or just sheer exhaustion in your day-to-day. Together, we can tune into what those look like for you. I specialize in counseling adults in early and middle adulthood struggling with anxiety, depression, life adjustments, trauma recovery, or addiction issues.
(540) 713-2339 View (540) 713-2339
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Limulus Life Solutions LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655  (Online Only)
Are you having difficulty feeling satisfied? Living life to its fullest potential? Are you in need of guidance in relationships/career, and/or feeling life is not exactly what you had imagined it to be? We all experience periods of time in life when we feel more challenged in coping and feeling satisfied. I want to help! With 20+ years of experience working with students, adults, families, and all of the dynamics that are part of living a fulfilled life, I offer individual, couples, and family counseling services utilizing an eclectic pragmatic approach for my clients. I work with teens to seniors with many specialty areas. Call me!
Are you having difficulty feeling satisfied? Living life to its fullest potential? Are you in need of guidance in relationships/career, and/or feeling life is not exactly what you had imagined it to be? We all experience periods of time in life when we feel more challenged in coping and feeling satisfied. I want to help! With 20+ years of experience working with students, adults, families, and all of the dynamics that are part of living a fulfilled life, I offer individual, couples, and family counseling services utilizing an eclectic pragmatic approach for my clients. I work with teens to seniors with many specialty areas. Call me!
(540) 384-4299 View (540) 384-4299
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Hope Wisler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stephens City, VA 22655
You are deserving of support & nurturing. If you are experiencing pain, stress, or just don't feel like yourself anymore please know that help is available. If you are seeking to interrupt and heal generational cycles of trauma and stress in your life then I'm here for you. Each person has the power to significantly change the trajectory of their life & positively impact the lives of their family and community. I've also completed specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and can support new parents and parents to be.
You are deserving of support & nurturing. If you are experiencing pain, stress, or just don't feel like yourself anymore please know that help is available. If you are seeking to interrupt and heal generational cycles of trauma and stress in your life then I'm here for you. Each person has the power to significantly change the trajectory of their life & positively impact the lives of their family and community. I've also completed specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and can support new parents and parents to be.
(540) 215-8560 View (540) 215-8560
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Andrea Ernst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Waitlist for new clients
Have you noticed your child, tween, or teen is isolating more? Expressing self-doubt and poor self-esteem? Feeling sad or angry? Not spending time with friends or feeling left out? Perhaps they have been arguing with you more or having anger outbursts at home? Changes in school, friends, or home life can cause worries or changes in their mood. As a teen or young adult, have you been feeling this way?
Have you noticed your child, tween, or teen is isolating more? Expressing self-doubt and poor self-esteem? Feeling sad or angry? Not spending time with friends or feeling left out? Perhaps they have been arguing with you more or having anger outbursts at home? Changes in school, friends, or home life can cause worries or changes in their mood. As a teen or young adult, have you been feeling this way?
(540) 572-7561 View (540) 572-7561
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Aaron M. Clark, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655  (Online Only)
The journey of finding a therapist can be difficult and frustrating at times. You may ask yourself, "do I really need to talk with someone?" Coming to the realization that you may need to talk to some one is challenging . Taking that first step in searching, for someone, to talk to is moving in the direction, of finding peace, hope and healing.
The journey of finding a therapist can be difficult and frustrating at times. You may ask yourself, "do I really need to talk with someone?" Coming to the realization that you may need to talk to some one is challenging . Taking that first step in searching, for someone, to talk to is moving in the direction, of finding peace, hope and healing.
(540) 905-4195 View (540) 905-4195
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Allissa Phillips-Scardino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655  (Online Only)
Hello , I am a License Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW). I have experience working with adults, children and families managing illness, life transitions, depression, anxiety and many other issues. I have a passion for supporting my clients in reaching their goals toward self-improvement. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities , including client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy and Mindfulness. Assisting others to take control of their lives, become the best version of themselves, is something I take pride in
Hello , I am a License Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW). I have experience working with adults, children and families managing illness, life transitions, depression, anxiety and many other issues. I have a passion for supporting my clients in reaching their goals toward self-improvement. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities , including client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy and Mindfulness. Assisting others to take control of their lives, become the best version of themselves, is something I take pride in
(540) 889-3313 View (540) 889-3313
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Maureen McGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Does self-doubt rob you of feeling a sense of contentment and stability you desire? Do feelings of shame obstruct your ability to feel worthy of a loving relationship with yourself and others? Are self-esteem and confidence drowned out by nagging thoughts of: "I'm not good enough", "I'm a failure", "I'm not worthy of love"? Life transitions and unexpected events can resurface embedded and unresolved traumas that stick with us and impact our emotional health later in life. Consequently you may find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety and disconnection, unable to find a sense of peace and balance.
Does self-doubt rob you of feeling a sense of contentment and stability you desire? Do feelings of shame obstruct your ability to feel worthy of a loving relationship with yourself and others? Are self-esteem and confidence drowned out by nagging thoughts of: "I'm not good enough", "I'm a failure", "I'm not worthy of love"? Life transitions and unexpected events can resurface embedded and unresolved traumas that stick with us and impact our emotional health later in life. Consequently you may find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety and disconnection, unable to find a sense of peace and balance.
(540) 779-1721 View (540) 779-1721
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Mindfulness Behavioral Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stephens City, VA 22655
Seeking therapy is a courageous first step toward the relief you are searching for and need because therapy allows you the opportunity to more deeply reflect on self, experiences, and circumstances. I provide couples and Individuals the safe space to explore and heal from challenges and obstacles that makes relationship building difficult.
Seeking therapy is a courageous first step toward the relief you are searching for and need because therapy allows you the opportunity to more deeply reflect on self, experiences, and circumstances. I provide couples and Individuals the safe space to explore and heal from challenges and obstacles that makes relationship building difficult.
(540) 253-3278 View (540) 253-3278
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Mary Anne Alderfer, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stephens City, VA 22655  (Online Only)
I bring 35+ years of counseling experience to our time together. My orientation can best be described as eclectic, drawing from rogerian, cognitive behavioral and family systems theory and techniques. Our first session provides the opportunity to decide together whether I am best able to help you accomplish your goals. If you are unsure of who/what would best suit your needs, I will be glad to offer my help in finding the resources you ay need.
I bring 35+ years of counseling experience to our time together. My orientation can best be described as eclectic, drawing from rogerian, cognitive behavioral and family systems theory and techniques. Our first session provides the opportunity to decide together whether I am best able to help you accomplish your goals. If you are unsure of who/what would best suit your needs, I will be glad to offer my help in finding the resources you ay need.
(540) 999-4395 View (540) 999-4395
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Fred Sabia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
I always gravitated to jobs that entailed helping people: Teacher; Red Cross; Covenant House. I had also pursued seminary studies and was briefly on track to becoming a clergyman. Entry into grad school to study Counseling seemed the next natural step in my career path. But there was a more profound reason I became a Professional Helper, and that is my own lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression.
I always gravitated to jobs that entailed helping people: Teacher; Red Cross; Covenant House. I had also pursued seminary studies and was briefly on track to becoming a clergyman. Entry into grad school to study Counseling seemed the next natural step in my career path. But there was a more profound reason I became a Professional Helper, and that is my own lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression.
(540) 539-0145 View (540) 539-0145
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Paul R. Ruscito, LPC, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Everyone faces challenges in life. At some point, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed, or stuck in patterns of thinking or behaving that no longer work for you. I believe counseling is a collaborative process, in which we will work together to address the barriers which may be holding you back from fully engaging in your life or achieving your true potential. Together we can identify your individual strengths and find the motivation to improve your life situation. I would be honored to be a part of your journey toward personal growth.
Everyone faces challenges in life. At some point, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed, or stuck in patterns of thinking or behaving that no longer work for you. I believe counseling is a collaborative process, in which we will work together to address the barriers which may be holding you back from fully engaging in your life or achieving your true potential. Together we can identify your individual strengths and find the motivation to improve your life situation. I would be honored to be a part of your journey toward personal growth.
(540) 779-1430 View (540) 779-1430
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Peace of Mind: Therapeutic Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Not accepting new clients
Personal growth and a life fulfilled is what most people strive to achieve in this lifetime. But personal growth is NOT with out challenge.... Have you experienced a major life event such as the death of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce or retirement? Are you thinking...how do I create a "New Normal"? .... Are you feeling overwhelmed... don't know where to begin? Are you pondering if your emotional responses could be hindering a better life choice or change? When exploring your values and priorities...are they truly YOUR choices or are you trying to fulfill a role and please others?
Personal growth and a life fulfilled is what most people strive to achieve in this lifetime. But personal growth is NOT with out challenge.... Have you experienced a major life event such as the death of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce or retirement? Are you thinking...how do I create a "New Normal"? .... Are you feeling overwhelmed... don't know where to begin? Are you pondering if your emotional responses could be hindering a better life choice or change? When exploring your values and priorities...are they truly YOUR choices or are you trying to fulfill a role and please others?
(540) 252-3592 View (540) 252-3592
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Joyce Pace Byrd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Not accepting new clients
Throughout life most of us experience transitions that challenge and transform us. Many of these passages can be navigated more effectively with the knowledge and compassion of an experienced professional. Combining Jungian psychology, family systems, humanistic psychology, modern neuroscience and mindfulness, I bring my full attention and presence to the sacred work of healing mind, body and heart with each client. In addition to traditional therapy, dream-work and creative expressions such as art, poetry, music and dance facilitate healing and growth. Relaxation and meditation techniques assist with grounding and centering.
Throughout life most of us experience transitions that challenge and transform us. Many of these passages can be navigated more effectively with the knowledge and compassion of an experienced professional. Combining Jungian psychology, family systems, humanistic psychology, modern neuroscience and mindfulness, I bring my full attention and presence to the sacred work of healing mind, body and heart with each client. In addition to traditional therapy, dream-work and creative expressions such as art, poetry, music and dance facilitate healing and growth. Relaxation and meditation techniques assist with grounding and centering.
(540) 318-5793 View (540) 318-5793
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Heather Leach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, EMDRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stephens City, VA 22655
Not accepting new clients
Heather studied Neuroscience/Psychology at Tulane University 2008 with Master's Neuroscience work and Master's Degree in Professional Counseling 2012. She has 22 years of experience in the mental health field. She has extensive experience in abuse and trauma work as well as the neurological etiology of trauma related disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings and is certified in EMDR through EMDRIA and is a Consultant/Facilitator in Training. Heather gives seminars through EMDRIA on the neurobiology of dissociative trauma. Therapy includes the 8 phases of EMDR with multi-therapeutic interventions.
Heather studied Neuroscience/Psychology at Tulane University 2008 with Master's Neuroscience work and Master's Degree in Professional Counseling 2012. She has 22 years of experience in the mental health field. She has extensive experience in abuse and trauma work as well as the neurological etiology of trauma related disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings and is certified in EMDR through EMDRIA and is a Consultant/Facilitator in Training. Heather gives seminars through EMDRIA on the neurobiology of dissociative trauma. Therapy includes the 8 phases of EMDR with multi-therapeutic interventions.
(540) 779-8910 View (540) 779-8910
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Hines & Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Not accepting new clients
Hines & Associates offers comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help individuals who are seeking to Build Life Experiences Worth Living. We are here to help adolescents and adults who are looking for help in regulating their emotions, improving their lives, and learning skills to effectively address each moment. We work with individuals who are suffering from suicidal thoughts, self harm, anxiety, depression and a variety of additional life-threatening behaviors. Comprehensive DBT consists of individual therapy, skills training group, phone coaching, and therapist consultation team.
Hines & Associates offers comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help individuals who are seeking to Build Life Experiences Worth Living. We are here to help adolescents and adults who are looking for help in regulating their emotions, improving their lives, and learning skills to effectively address each moment. We work with individuals who are suffering from suicidal thoughts, self harm, anxiety, depression and a variety of additional life-threatening behaviors. Comprehensive DBT consists of individual therapy, skills training group, phone coaching, and therapist consultation team.
(540) 318-0710 View (540) 318-0710
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Changing Minds Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Young adults face many life transitions, such as identity exploration, planning for future education and career, and relationship challenges. Their therapeutic needs are personal and unique to their overall goals and view of life. Exploring trauma, addressing identity issues, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, and creating a new narrative for success are all part of effective psychotherapy.
Young adults face many life transitions, such as identity exploration, planning for future education and career, and relationship challenges. Their therapeutic needs are personal and unique to their overall goals and view of life. Exploring trauma, addressing identity issues, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, and creating a new narrative for success are all part of effective psychotherapy.
(540) 486-2714 View (540) 486-2714
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Chrystal Hawkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stephens City, VA 22655
Waitlist for new clients
Childhood and adolescence is such an important moment in life. At times, children need help navigating through life stages by learning to cope with challenges or life changes. I believe my role as a professional counselor is to develop supportive and collaborative relationships with clients in order to help foster growth and healing. I also offer parenting tools that can help build meaningful support for youth during their journey. I tailor the treatment process to meet the specific needs of each client and utilize creative and engaging therapeutic modalities.
Childhood and adolescence is such an important moment in life. At times, children need help navigating through life stages by learning to cope with challenges or life changes. I believe my role as a professional counselor is to develop supportive and collaborative relationships with clients in order to help foster growth and healing. I also offer parenting tools that can help build meaningful support for youth during their journey. I tailor the treatment process to meet the specific needs of each client and utilize creative and engaging therapeutic modalities.
(540) 619-5573 View (540) 619-5573
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Encircle- Heidi Ivey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be overwhelming and lead us to want change. Mental health concerns, worries, daily struggles, past traumatic experiences- so many things can pile on and reduce our window of tolerance. Often we struggle to find the next steps towards getting things to a more balanced state. In our time together, I will empower you to identify your needs and work towards achieving your goals in a warm and supportive environment. We will work to build openness and communication skills that help strengthen your natural supports. This is a space for you to work towards things being better- whatever better might look like for you.
Life can be overwhelming and lead us to want change. Mental health concerns, worries, daily struggles, past traumatic experiences- so many things can pile on and reduce our window of tolerance. Often we struggle to find the next steps towards getting things to a more balanced state. In our time together, I will empower you to identify your needs and work towards achieving your goals in a warm and supportive environment. We will work to build openness and communication skills that help strengthen your natural supports. This is a space for you to work towards things being better- whatever better might look like for you.
(540) 773-2220 View (540) 773-2220
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Vicki L. Quarles/Calm Life Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CGC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Are you struggling with self-worth, relationship problems, feelings of overwhelm, loneliness, or questions about the meaning of life and your purpose? Are you grieving a loss and struggling to come to terms with it? Are you aging and feeling the passage of time and the changes that come with that? These are all issues that I have experienced firsthand, as well. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Grief Therapist who has been doing this work since 2003, I have the experience and education to help you navigate these difficult life challenges.
Are you struggling with self-worth, relationship problems, feelings of overwhelm, loneliness, or questions about the meaning of life and your purpose? Are you grieving a loss and struggling to come to terms with it? Are you aging and feeling the passage of time and the changes that come with that? These are all issues that I have experienced firsthand, as well. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Grief Therapist who has been doing this work since 2003, I have the experience and education to help you navigate these difficult life challenges.
(540) 889-3080 View (540) 889-3080

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Number of Therapists in 22655

20+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 22655 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
88% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
67% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Anthem | Elevance
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 22655 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22655?

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.