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Savoy Wellness Center LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LMHP
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
Are you looking for an affordable therapist with a unique skill set that can help you deal with everyday life stressors? Are you feeling in a downward spiral? Challenged with relationship issues that are weighing you down and your supportive network? If so, you have come to the right place!
Are you looking for an affordable therapist with a unique skill set that can help you deal with everyday life stressors? Are you feeling in a downward spiral? Challenged with relationship issues that are weighing you down and your supportive network? If so, you have come to the right place!
(240) 222-5924 View (240) 222-5924
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Renewing RVA
APRN, FNP
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221
At Renewing RVA, our mission is to provide high-quality, medical mental health services in conjunction with Biblical Prayer Ministry for the spiritual, mental, and physical flourishing of clients in need. We treat mild to moderate psychiatric conditions, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, psychogenic sleep issues, or ADHD. When needed, we refer to outside providers for complex issues such as bipolar disorder or psychotic disorders. We treat children, adolescents, and adults. Patients do not have to be Christian in order to be seen by us.
At Renewing RVA, our mission is to provide high-quality, medical mental health services in conjunction with Biblical Prayer Ministry for the spiritual, mental, and physical flourishing of clients in need. We treat mild to moderate psychiatric conditions, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, psychogenic sleep issues, or ADHD. When needed, we refer to outside providers for complex issues such as bipolar disorder or psychotic disorders. We treat children, adolescents, and adults. Patients do not have to be Christian in order to be seen by us.
(804) 373-4370 View (804) 373-4370
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Hope Helton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck & like you need to make changes in your life to be happier & more fulfilled? Do things feel out of balance with your relationship with yourself & others? Do you find it harder to be kind to yourself than a stranger? I have experience in helping teen & adult clients, often going through major life transitions. With a goal to better manage stress and anxiety, work through relationship conflicts, improve motivation, & self esteem. We'll address your whole self, mind, body & spirit, to find a balance through cognitive therapy, as well as mindfulness, encouraging yoga & artistic expression to better know yourself.
Are you feeling stuck & like you need to make changes in your life to be happier & more fulfilled? Do things feel out of balance with your relationship with yourself & others? Do you find it harder to be kind to yourself than a stranger? I have experience in helping teen & adult clients, often going through major life transitions. With a goal to better manage stress and anxiety, work through relationship conflicts, improve motivation, & self esteem. We'll address your whole self, mind, body & spirit, to find a balance through cognitive therapy, as well as mindfulness, encouraging yoga & artistic expression to better know yourself.
(804) 902-2388 View (804) 902-2388
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Beth Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221
Hi, my name is Beth and thank you for visiting my page! My clinical practice focuses on individual, couples, and family therapy. Drawing from my rich life experiences. I employ a collaborative, strengths-based approach to helping clients uncover their strengths and assets that lead to healthy solutions.
Hi, my name is Beth and thank you for visiting my page! My clinical practice focuses on individual, couples, and family therapy. Drawing from my rich life experiences. I employ a collaborative, strengths-based approach to helping clients uncover their strengths and assets that lead to healthy solutions.
(804) 735-1265 View (804) 735-1265
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Sarah Charbonneau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221
I strive to provide an affirming, safe and supportive space to help people explore, heal, and honor their personal truth and identity and thrive as their authentic selves. I operate from a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach and have over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of adult mental health, sexuality, gender and relationship related issues. I believe in developing collaborative, compassionate, and trusting relationships with clients, incorporating individualized interventions from a variety of therapeutic frameworks based on each client's unique needs and goals.
I strive to provide an affirming, safe and supportive space to help people explore, heal, and honor their personal truth and identity and thrive as their authentic selves. I operate from a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach and have over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of adult mental health, sexuality, gender and relationship related issues. I believe in developing collaborative, compassionate, and trusting relationships with clients, incorporating individualized interventions from a variety of therapeutic frameworks based on each client's unique needs and goals.
(804) 206-5978 View (804) 206-5978
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Marilyn Finch Williams, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
I believe trusting clients' innate ability to understand and heal themselves. This belief also guides my work with family, couples' and children's issues. I help clients access their own emotional intelligence - awareness that a lack of confidence and support often block. I can help clients discover and articulate their desired change. I use techniques from different traditions - primarily Family Systems, Self and Developmental Psychology, cognitive/behavioral approaches, but believe primarily in the healing power of relationship.
I believe trusting clients' innate ability to understand and heal themselves. This belief also guides my work with family, couples' and children's issues. I help clients access their own emotional intelligence - awareness that a lack of confidence and support often block. I can help clients discover and articulate their desired change. I use techniques from different traditions - primarily Family Systems, Self and Developmental Psychology, cognitive/behavioral approaches, but believe primarily in the healing power of relationship.
(571) 620-6517 View (571) 620-6517
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Marie P Norton
Resident in Counseling, MEd, LPC Res, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23221
Stuck? Frustrated or overwhelmed? You want to do better at work or school. Maybe relationships are strained. You know you’d like something to change. Everyone else seems to have their life together. Come as you are to counseling. There is nothing you have to do, or be, in order to feel better. Together, we’ll discover what would be a rich and meaningful life for you, and how to get there. I work frequently with clients wanting to discover whole mind and body connection. During our initial consultation we'll discover if I'm the best fit for your needs, and if not, help you find the right one. Let's chat.
Stuck? Frustrated or overwhelmed? You want to do better at work or school. Maybe relationships are strained. You know you’d like something to change. Everyone else seems to have their life together. Come as you are to counseling. There is nothing you have to do, or be, in order to feel better. Together, we’ll discover what would be a rich and meaningful life for you, and how to get there. I work frequently with clients wanting to discover whole mind and body connection. During our initial consultation we'll discover if I'm the best fit for your needs, and if not, help you find the right one. Let's chat.
(804) 259-0591 View (804) 259-0591
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W. Tracy Atkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
Please note that I am only doing telehealth right now, I do not file insurance claims for clients (but can provide the information needed to do so), my 2024 fee is $175 per session, and I am only licensed to work with Virginia residents.
Please note that I am only doing telehealth right now, I do not file insurance claims for clients (but can provide the information needed to do so), my 2024 fee is $175 per session, and I am only licensed to work with Virginia residents.
(804) 980-7207 View (804) 980-7207
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Nyeesha Thompson
MS, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
Seeking to achieve your goals? Join me, Nyeesha Thompson, a seasoned Nurse Practitioner with expertise in health and wellness. I specialize in primary care and mental health, offering personalized coaching to empower you in mind, body, and spirit. My coaching approach is tailored to your needs, bridging physical well-being and mental health. Ready to redefine happiness and feel accomplished? Learn how my coaching can assist you. Book a coaching or counseling session to start your transformative journey today.
Seeking to achieve your goals? Join me, Nyeesha Thompson, a seasoned Nurse Practitioner with expertise in health and wellness. I specialize in primary care and mental health, offering personalized coaching to empower you in mind, body, and spirit. My coaching approach is tailored to your needs, bridging physical well-being and mental health. Ready to redefine happiness and feel accomplished? Learn how my coaching can assist you. Book a coaching or counseling session to start your transformative journey today.
(804) 348-1196 View (804) 348-1196
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Melvin D Dowdy
Psychologist, PhD, MDiv, MA
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221
As you consider a therapist, search for someone who seems to value the things you value, someone who will want to support your life goals; listen to your own sense of who can get you started on the road to healing, recovery, or flourishing; focus on your need to understand what you really want and how to start getting more out of your life. Psychotherapy is like physical therapy; something is injured, not fully developed, or needing to be used differently; the session stretches and strengthens; homework is essential to making progress; if you come consistently, do the homework, you get better. It's a partnership.
As you consider a therapist, search for someone who seems to value the things you value, someone who will want to support your life goals; listen to your own sense of who can get you started on the road to healing, recovery, or flourishing; focus on your need to understand what you really want and how to start getting more out of your life. Psychotherapy is like physical therapy; something is injured, not fully developed, or needing to be used differently; the session stretches and strengthens; homework is essential to making progress; if you come consistently, do the homework, you get better. It's a partnership.
(804) 621-0992 x804354 View (804) 621-0992 x804354
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Grace J Hadeed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221
Dr. Grace Hadeed primarily offers Family Therapy, Marital Therapy, Education,Clinical Supervision and Individual/Professional Consultation. We also assist clients who have difficulty "launching" into adulthood. She offers therapy specializing in family and intergenerational systems, providing therapy to couples and families to address issues at the source.
Dr. Grace Hadeed primarily offers Family Therapy, Marital Therapy, Education,Clinical Supervision and Individual/Professional Consultation. We also assist clients who have difficulty "launching" into adulthood. She offers therapy specializing in family and intergenerational systems, providing therapy to couples and families to address issues at the source.
(804) 409-2482 View (804) 409-2482
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Dr. Abigail Conley
Resident in Counseling, PhD, NCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
Do you feel stressed out and overwhelmed balancing parenthood with your career and relationships? Do you wake up exhausted and dreading the day? If you’re struggling to balance life’s demands and be at your best, now is a good time to connect with an experienced therapist who can help. Now more than ever parents are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain on how to juggle their kids, spouses, careers, and their own well-being. Prioritizing others first while putting your own needs last can work a little, but leads to longer-term issues like burnout, depression, and chronic stress. You don't want to burden your friends and family either.
Do you feel stressed out and overwhelmed balancing parenthood with your career and relationships? Do you wake up exhausted and dreading the day? If you’re struggling to balance life’s demands and be at your best, now is a good time to connect with an experienced therapist who can help. Now more than ever parents are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain on how to juggle their kids, spouses, careers, and their own well-being. Prioritizing others first while putting your own needs last can work a little, but leads to longer-term issues like burnout, depression, and chronic stress. You don't want to burden your friends and family either.
(804) 578-7569 View (804) 578-7569
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Diane M Forse, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23221
Not accepting new clients
We are facing challenging times as individuals and as a society. If you are struggling and wondering how you are going to make it, you are not alone. You want to uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating, but you feel uncertain. You wonder if the goals you had 3 years ago will be relevant in the future. You may be at a stage in your life when what worked before does not work any longer. You've experienced losses, sudden life changes, and difficult relationships, and your friends, family, books, and religious communities don't have the answers. You know you need a change, but you're not sure what or how.
We are facing challenging times as individuals and as a society. If you are struggling and wondering how you are going to make it, you are not alone. You want to uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating, but you feel uncertain. You wonder if the goals you had 3 years ago will be relevant in the future. You may be at a stage in your life when what worked before does not work any longer. You've experienced losses, sudden life changes, and difficult relationships, and your friends, family, books, and religious communities don't have the answers. You know you need a change, but you're not sure what or how.
(757) 320-0143 View (757) 320-0143
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Dr. Danielle Armour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
I specialize in sexual health, intimacy, and relationships, especially the one we have with self. I am passionate about helping you (and yours) enrich your lives—by empowering you to unpack what’s preventing you from fully embracing all of life’s pleasures. I believe that we all have the intrinsic ability to heal ourselves. In my practice, psychotherapy is a journey of self healing, with me as your guide. Connection is one of our most powerful tools, and through connecting with me, together, we will cultivate transformation and uncover the peace that lies within you.
I specialize in sexual health, intimacy, and relationships, especially the one we have with self. I am passionate about helping you (and yours) enrich your lives—by empowering you to unpack what’s preventing you from fully embracing all of life’s pleasures. I believe that we all have the intrinsic ability to heal ourselves. In my practice, psychotherapy is a journey of self healing, with me as your guide. Connection is one of our most powerful tools, and through connecting with me, together, we will cultivate transformation and uncover the peace that lies within you.
(804) 531-5166 View (804) 531-5166
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Dr. Joan E. Winter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221
Dr. Joan E. Winter lectures on the subjects of marital therapy, family therapy, and incest. Her writings include extensive discourse on the practice and evaluation of family therapy. Additionally, Dr. Winter is on the Clinical faculty of the VCU Medical College of Virginia Department of Psychiatry where she supervises residents in family therapy. She also serves as a consultant to many organizations, both in the non-profit and private sectors. Her credentials include licenses in social work and Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Approved Supervisor Status for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Dr. Joan E. Winter lectures on the subjects of marital therapy, family therapy, and incest. Her writings include extensive discourse on the practice and evaluation of family therapy. Additionally, Dr. Winter is on the Clinical faculty of the VCU Medical College of Virginia Department of Psychiatry where she supervises residents in family therapy. She also serves as a consultant to many organizations, both in the non-profit and private sectors. Her credentials include licenses in social work and Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Approved Supervisor Status for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
(804) 587-8825 View (804) 587-8825
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Kara Weiland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Being a mom leaves you feeling drained, anxious, and overwhelmed. You may be burnt out from being the default parent, feeling numb and disconnected from your new baby, or finding you're not sure who you are anymore. You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel balanced. You’re ready to feel confident. Whether you’re a new mom or further along on your parenting journey, you are ready to feel like yourself again.
Being a mom leaves you feeling drained, anxious, and overwhelmed. You may be burnt out from being the default parent, feeling numb and disconnected from your new baby, or finding you're not sure who you are anymore. You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to feel balanced. You’re ready to feel confident. Whether you’re a new mom or further along on your parenting journey, you are ready to feel like yourself again.
(804) 408-4895 View (804) 408-4895
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
(804) 391-9336 View (804) 391-9336
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Elise Kindya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23221
I always return emails. Often, past memories are debilitating and you feel like you're right back in that overwhelming situation. At times, you wish you could change what happened in the past but know you can't. What if you could change the way you relate to these memories and take back control over your body and emotions? There has been so much opportunity for your inner critic to speak. A voice in your head constantly criticizes you, and you've had enough. It's time to change this voice. I can help you see your past from the perspective of compassion, not judgment, and learn tools to move forward to an exciting future.
I always return emails. Often, past memories are debilitating and you feel like you're right back in that overwhelming situation. At times, you wish you could change what happened in the past but know you can't. What if you could change the way you relate to these memories and take back control over your body and emotions? There has been so much opportunity for your inner critic to speak. A voice in your head constantly criticizes you, and you've had enough. It's time to change this voice. I can help you see your past from the perspective of compassion, not judgment, and learn tools to move forward to an exciting future.
(804) 570-2308 View (804) 570-2308
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Suzanne Vogel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23221
I believe we all possess unique strengths that can help us overcome obstacles and reach newfound potentials. Often, our strengths end up buried or bruised by the complexities of life, and we could use some help. "Why do I keep feeling this way?" "What am I feeling?" "Who am I?" "Is this normal?" "Why does this keep happening?" These are some common questions that bring people to seek therapy. I see these questions as beacons of light. Together, in therapy, we can take this light and learn to better navigate through dark and twisted hallways of anxiety, trauma, shame, depression, etc... out into fresh air in which to THRIVE.
I believe we all possess unique strengths that can help us overcome obstacles and reach newfound potentials. Often, our strengths end up buried or bruised by the complexities of life, and we could use some help. "Why do I keep feeling this way?" "What am I feeling?" "Who am I?" "Is this normal?" "Why does this keep happening?" These are some common questions that bring people to seek therapy. I see these questions as beacons of light. Together, in therapy, we can take this light and learn to better navigate through dark and twisted hallways of anxiety, trauma, shame, depression, etc... out into fresh air in which to THRIVE.
(804) 567-7944 View (804) 567-7944
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Katara Ratliff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221
If you're looking for a relaxed, inviting, non-judgmental, safe space where you can be your true self, this is the place for you! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have worked in the mental health field as a residential counselor, community-based counselor, and therapist for several years. My education includes a 2005 bachelor's in social work from Norfolk State University and a 2013 M.A. in professional counseling. I do individual therapy with adults and children over the age of thirteen. I specialize in mood disorders, CBT, at-risk youth, and anxiety.
If you're looking for a relaxed, inviting, non-judgmental, safe space where you can be your true self, this is the place for you! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have worked in the mental health field as a residential counselor, community-based counselor, and therapist for several years. My education includes a 2005 bachelor's in social work from Norfolk State University and a 2013 M.A. in professional counseling. I do individual therapy with adults and children over the age of thirteen. I specialize in mood disorders, CBT, at-risk youth, and anxiety.
(804) 626-9689 View (804) 626-9689

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 23221

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 23221 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
68% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 23221 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
11% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23221?

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.