Dayra Marshall-Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324  (Online Only)
I am committed to supporting clients in recapturing the joy and peace they once had and how to maintain it. My clients are my priority. I will walk you through mending the areas of your life to achieve a better you.
I am committed to supporting clients in recapturing the joy and peace they once had and how to maintain it. My clients are my priority. I will walk you through mending the areas of your life to achieve a better you.
(757) 529-8972 View (757) 529-8972
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Dr. Jenay Garrett
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chesapeake, VA 23324  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life has a way to dealing certain cards that can have a huge impact how we see and interact with the world around us. Those experiences mixed with negative feelings/emotions can create disruptions or disharmony in our life's; leaving us feeling angry, depressed, anxious, ashamed, hurt, disappointed, confused, unbalance, or traumatized. Any issue left unresolved has the potential to create or continue an unhealthy cycle of functioning. Using therapy, I provide clients with the space/environment where they can explore and process past and present experiences that impact how they feel and function.
Life has a way to dealing certain cards that can have a huge impact how we see and interact with the world around us. Those experiences mixed with negative feelings/emotions can create disruptions or disharmony in our life's; leaving us feeling angry, depressed, anxious, ashamed, hurt, disappointed, confused, unbalance, or traumatized. Any issue left unresolved has the potential to create or continue an unhealthy cycle of functioning. Using therapy, I provide clients with the space/environment where they can explore and process past and present experiences that impact how they feel and function.
(757) 320-0703 View (757) 320-0703
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Stephanie Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesapeake, VA 23324  (Online Only)
At times, your journey becomes to difficult to walk alone. Here at Step by Step Counseling and Advocacy Services, we promote individual growth, assist with identifying treatment goals, and promote and facilitate changes in behaviors and emotions to strive towards an improved mental wellness. For the last 11 years, my professional experience includes working with children, adolescents, families, and individuals in a variety of settings. I assist individuals and families process emotional distress and learn skills to heal from mental disorders, domestic violence, daily life stressors and challenges, grief, and transitional changes.
At times, your journey becomes to difficult to walk alone. Here at Step by Step Counseling and Advocacy Services, we promote individual growth, assist with identifying treatment goals, and promote and facilitate changes in behaviors and emotions to strive towards an improved mental wellness. For the last 11 years, my professional experience includes working with children, adolescents, families, and individuals in a variety of settings. I assist individuals and families process emotional distress and learn skills to heal from mental disorders, domestic violence, daily life stressors and challenges, grief, and transitional changes.
(757) 906-3269 View (757) 906-3269
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Ruth Baum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Willar "Ruth" Baum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 2002. Ruth offers patients a safe environment where they can come and be authentic and have someone who is genuine in helping them in their efforts to get better. She provides them a milieu where they don't feel judged, no matter how large or small their issues are.
Willar "Ruth" Baum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 2002. Ruth offers patients a safe environment where they can come and be authentic and have someone who is genuine in helping them in their efforts to get better. She provides them a milieu where they don't feel judged, no matter how large or small their issues are.
(757) 997-2281 View (757) 997-2281
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Justin Steele
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Dr. Steele earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Religion, Psychology, and Sociology from The University of Findlay in 2007. He then went on to pursue some of his personal interests and earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Cinema/TV Directing from Regent University in 2010. Finally, Dr. Steele earned a Master of Arts (MA) and Doctorate (Psy. D. ) in Clinical Psychology from Regent University in 2013 and 2017, respectively. During his career. Dr. Steele has served on active duty in the United States Army and completed rotations in a sleep clinic, a primary care center, and in cognitive evaluation.
Dr. Steele earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Religion, Psychology, and Sociology from The University of Findlay in 2007. He then went on to pursue some of his personal interests and earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Cinema/TV Directing from Regent University in 2010. Finally, Dr. Steele earned a Master of Arts (MA) and Doctorate (Psy. D. ) in Clinical Psychology from Regent University in 2013 and 2017, respectively. During his career. Dr. Steele has served on active duty in the United States Army and completed rotations in a sleep clinic, a primary care center, and in cognitive evaluation.
(757) 239-3576 View (757) 239-3576
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Heidi Kerger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), who works with Adolescents, Adults and Families to improve their wellbeing. I am experienced with working with clients who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, and Military Related Issues. My approach to therapy is strengths-based and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I provide an empathic judgment free safe space for my client to explore their thoughts and feelings as well as providing them with the tools and encouragement they need to cope with life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), who works with Adolescents, Adults and Families to improve their wellbeing. I am experienced with working with clients who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, and Military Related Issues. My approach to therapy is strengths-based and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I provide an empathic judgment free safe space for my client to explore their thoughts and feelings as well as providing them with the tools and encouragement they need to cope with life.
(757) 982-8376 View (757) 982-8376
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Nichelle Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Change can be difficult and often we may feel stuck in a cycle, our comfort zone, but recognizing the need for change is the first step towards fulfilling your goals. Whether the change is to improve your relationships, career, financial circumstance, self-defeating behaviors or how you cope with life stressors and challenges; having someone to assist you with reaching your goals, coping with barriers along the way, better understanding yourself and how you relate to others and living life to your fullest potential is what therapy offers.
Change can be difficult and often we may feel stuck in a cycle, our comfort zone, but recognizing the need for change is the first step towards fulfilling your goals. Whether the change is to improve your relationships, career, financial circumstance, self-defeating behaviors or how you cope with life stressors and challenges; having someone to assist you with reaching your goals, coping with barriers along the way, better understanding yourself and how you relate to others and living life to your fullest potential is what therapy offers.
(757) 699-1820 View (757) 699-1820
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Jessica Cooper
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, MA
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Jessica Cooper is a resident in marriage and family therapy. She currently operates under the supervision of Lindsey Wright, LPC, CSAC. She graduated from Regent University with her Master of Arts in marriage, couple, and family counseling. Jessica believes in a person-centered approach and wants others to thrive in life through healthy relationships. Her main areas of focus include couple and family counseling. However, she enjoys working with individuals and will counsel clients 16+ years old. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys camping with her family and growing spiritually with nature.
Jessica Cooper is a resident in marriage and family therapy. She currently operates under the supervision of Lindsey Wright, LPC, CSAC. She graduated from Regent University with her Master of Arts in marriage, couple, and family counseling. Jessica believes in a person-centered approach and wants others to thrive in life through healthy relationships. Her main areas of focus include couple and family counseling. However, she enjoys working with individuals and will counsel clients 16+ years old. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys camping with her family and growing spiritually with nature.
(757) 654-5321 View (757) 654-5321
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Marie Mendy
Resident in Counseling, LRC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Marie Mendy, Licensed Resident in Counseling, Marie Mendy is a Licensed Resident in Counseling in Virginia who has been practicing since 2021. She has an MA from NYU- Steinhardt (Counseling For Mental Health & Wellness). As a therapist (Resident Counselor), Marie believes in creating a supportive and empathetic environment that helps her clients feel comfortable as they engage in a trusting therapeutic process. Marie's treatment philosophy is mainly influenced by CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and Person-Centered Therapy.
Marie Mendy, Licensed Resident in Counseling, Marie Mendy is a Licensed Resident in Counseling in Virginia who has been practicing since 2021. She has an MA from NYU- Steinhardt (Counseling For Mental Health & Wellness). As a therapist (Resident Counselor), Marie believes in creating a supportive and empathetic environment that helps her clients feel comfortable as they engage in a trusting therapeutic process. Marie's treatment philosophy is mainly influenced by CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and Person-Centered Therapy.
(757) 586-4995 View (757) 586-4995
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Emily Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced working with children, teens, and adults. Her passions include working with individuals experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral concerns, inattention and focus, and coping through life transitions or challenges. Her therapeutic approach is to be creative in each individual session to meet your needs using a strengths based focus combined with evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy.
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced working with children, teens, and adults. Her passions include working with individuals experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral concerns, inattention and focus, and coping through life transitions or challenges. Her therapeutic approach is to be creative in each individual session to meet your needs using a strengths based focus combined with evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy.
(757) 703-3358 View (757) 703-3358
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Lindsey Moscak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
I'm originally from Roanoke, VA, but have been a resident of Norfolk for the last decade. During my time here, I have completed a BS in Psychology at ODU and went on to get my MSEd in Mental Health Counseling at ODU. I have experience working with a wide array of clients, including teens, families, couples, and adults with a variety of presenting struggles. I have experience working with clients in acute inpatient care, residential inpatient care, and in the outpatient setting.
I'm originally from Roanoke, VA, but have been a resident of Norfolk for the last decade. During my time here, I have completed a BS in Psychology at ODU and went on to get my MSEd in Mental Health Counseling at ODU. I have experience working with a wide array of clients, including teens, families, couples, and adults with a variety of presenting struggles. I have experience working with clients in acute inpatient care, residential inpatient care, and in the outpatient setting.
(757) 993-4810 View (757) 993-4810
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Michelle Hawbaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Michelle Hawbaker is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 1999. She has a BA in Psychology from Frostburg State University and an MA in Psychology from Hood College. Michelle has more than 24 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for behavioral health issues. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Michelle is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2. She has trained numerous masters level counselors through internship and post graduate licensure. Michelle enjoys working with a variety of individuals.
Michelle Hawbaker is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 1999. She has a BA in Psychology from Frostburg State University and an MA in Psychology from Hood College. Michelle has more than 24 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for behavioral health issues. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Michelle is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2. She has trained numerous masters level counselors through internship and post graduate licensure. Michelle enjoys working with a variety of individuals.
(757) 294-8241 View (757) 294-8241
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Roshawna Myers Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
I obtained my Masters in Counseling from Virginia State University. I have real life experience working with individuals and families hands on in their home, school and community. I treat various issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, ADHD, social anxiety, troubled youth, relationship problems and women's issues. I believe that when a person has hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change.
I obtained my Masters in Counseling from Virginia State University. I have real life experience working with individuals and families hands on in their home, school and community. I treat various issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, ADHD, social anxiety, troubled youth, relationship problems and women's issues. I believe that when a person has hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change.
(757) 530-5017 View (757) 530-5017
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Brittany Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Brittany Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from Regent University with a Master's Degree focusing on Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. Brittany believes in treating the entire individual: emotionally, physically, and spiritually to resolve core issues and promote growth, healing, and well-being. Her main areas of focus include trauma, substance use, depression, and anxiety.
Brittany Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from Regent University with a Master's Degree focusing on Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. Brittany believes in treating the entire individual: emotionally, physically, and spiritually to resolve core issues and promote growth, healing, and well-being. Her main areas of focus include trauma, substance use, depression, and anxiety.
(757) 210-7290 View (757) 210-7290
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Healing Path
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324  (Online Only)
The treatment methods that I use assist in resolving depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues (PTSD), ADD/ADHD, Autism, Obsessive-Compulsive disorders, and relational intimacy issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out and heal. The goal is to create a more fulfilling life by building self-esteem and confidence through healing. Take the first steps toward change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
The treatment methods that I use assist in resolving depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues (PTSD), ADD/ADHD, Autism, Obsessive-Compulsive disorders, and relational intimacy issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out and heal. The goal is to create a more fulfilling life by building self-esteem and confidence through healing. Take the first steps toward change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
(757) 418-6649 View (757) 418-6649
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Faith Williams
Resident in Counseling, LRC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Faith Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor Resident in Virginia who has been practicing since 2023. She earned her Master's of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health & School Counseling at Old Dominion University. In your counseling sessions, Faith focuses on you, using a blend of approaches like cognitive-behavioral techniques and a client-centered approach. She strives to connect through empathy and understanding your unique cultural background. Faith really values cultural competence and makes sure to cover mental, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual aspects in your discussions.
Faith Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor Resident in Virginia who has been practicing since 2023. She earned her Master's of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health & School Counseling at Old Dominion University. In your counseling sessions, Faith focuses on you, using a blend of approaches like cognitive-behavioral techniques and a client-centered approach. She strives to connect through empathy and understanding your unique cultural background. Faith really values cultural competence and makes sure to cover mental, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual aspects in your discussions.
(757) 330-4974 View (757) 330-4974
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Erin Lutumba
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, Residen
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Erin Lutumba is currently a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy working towards licensure. She graduated with her Masters degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy from Regent University. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of West Georgia. Outside of formal education, she is certified in SYMBIS premarital counseling and level II trained in Gottman Couples Therapy. She loves working with relationships, because they shape every individual. The beautiful thing is that a person's attributes impact their relationships, too.
Erin Lutumba is currently a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy working towards licensure. She graduated with her Masters degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy from Regent University. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of West Georgia. Outside of formal education, she is certified in SYMBIS premarital counseling and level II trained in Gottman Couples Therapy. She loves working with relationships, because they shape every individual. The beautiful thing is that a person's attributes impact their relationships, too.
(757) 280-3864 View (757) 280-3864
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William Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
William Cook is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 2017. William provides a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings as they find new insight, meaning, and ways to cope with whatever struggles they wish to work on in counseling. He is calm, compassionate, thoughtful, and highly regarded for building rapport and improving lives. William is a creative thinker, respected for integrating therapeutic modalities to individualize treatment and advance treatment goals.
William Cook is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 2017. William provides a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings as they find new insight, meaning, and ways to cope with whatever struggles they wish to work on in counseling. He is calm, compassionate, thoughtful, and highly regarded for building rapport and improving lives. William is a creative thinker, respected for integrating therapeutic modalities to individualize treatment and advance treatment goals.
(757) 829-7371 View (757) 829-7371
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Jacquelyn Feliciano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings. I am passionate about working individually with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, adjusting to life changes, engaging in negative self-talk, childhood trauma, or experiencing relationship difficulties. We all face life challenges and sometimes need the support of others to overcome them.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings. I am passionate about working individually with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, adjusting to life changes, engaging in negative self-talk, childhood trauma, or experiencing relationship difficulties. We all face life challenges and sometimes need the support of others to overcome them.
(757) 997-1679 View (757) 997-1679
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Donna M. Paris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23324
Donna M. Paris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 1996. Donna is highly motivated and driven to help others. She is competent in the use of various treatment modalities, such as solution-focused interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and hypnosis. Donna offers empathy, compassion, and the ability and desire to connect with clients to help them heal. Outside of work, Donna enjoys reading, taking long walks, and spending time with friends and family.
Donna M. Paris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 1996. Donna is highly motivated and driven to help others. She is competent in the use of various treatment modalities, such as solution-focused interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and hypnosis. Donna offers empathy, compassion, and the ability and desire to connect with clients to help them heal. Outside of work, Donna enjoys reading, taking long walks, and spending time with friends and family.
(757) 982-2685 View (757) 982-2685

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 23324

30+

Average cost per session

$134

Therapists in 23324 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
97% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
62% Grief
56% Relationship Issues
51% ADHD
49% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Cigna and Evernorth
86% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 23324 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23324?

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.