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Sandra Goris Teague
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
Sandra is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 20 years’ experience in counseling. She provided therapeutic services for couples, individuals, families and in a psychiatric hospital. This vast area of experience included diagnosis such as Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma, Grief, Personality and eating disorders.
Sandra is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 20 years’ experience in counseling. She provided therapeutic services for couples, individuals, families and in a psychiatric hospital. This vast area of experience included diagnosis such as Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma, Grief, Personality and eating disorders.
(757) 919-1820 View (757) 919-1820
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Celia Luella Farr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC, CTTS, IMH-E
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Life has changed since 2020. If you have lost a loved one and need a hand, as you grieve, I can help. If you have lost your way and you are struggling to regain your footing, I can help. If the anxiety, depression and/or stress you faced before have multiplied, I can help. Let's connect . We are all in this together!
Life has changed since 2020. If you have lost a loved one and need a hand, as you grieve, I can help. If you have lost your way and you are struggling to regain your footing, I can help. If the anxiety, depression and/or stress you faced before have multiplied, I can help. Let's connect . We are all in this together!
(757) 347-8303 View (757) 347-8303
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Natalie Beutel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you experiencing relationship struggles with family members or friends? Life is not for the faint of heart, is it? The truth is that we all go through trying times in our lives. During these times, we often benefit from the help we receive from family, friends, and sometimes even professionals.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you experiencing relationship struggles with family members or friends? Life is not for the faint of heart, is it? The truth is that we all go through trying times in our lives. During these times, we often benefit from the help we receive from family, friends, and sometimes even professionals.
(757) 210-7748 View (757) 210-7748
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John Diamantis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
I am comfortable and experienced at working with ages ranging from pre-teens to seniors as well as from a variety of cultures and beliefs. I integrate an eclectic, person-centered approach, am trained to use an anti-oppressive, social justice lens, and for those who desire it, faith-based. Many of my clients have trauma, mood, substance use, or personality disorders. I view therapy as a holistic process of renewal and excel at meeting people where they're at. Expect our sessions to have a feeling of natural conversation, with a dash of humor as we work to instill hope, develop solutions, and promote your healing. Let's do this!
I am comfortable and experienced at working with ages ranging from pre-teens to seniors as well as from a variety of cultures and beliefs. I integrate an eclectic, person-centered approach, am trained to use an anti-oppressive, social justice lens, and for those who desire it, faith-based. Many of my clients have trauma, mood, substance use, or personality disorders. I view therapy as a holistic process of renewal and excel at meeting people where they're at. Expect our sessions to have a feeling of natural conversation, with a dash of humor as we work to instill hope, develop solutions, and promote your healing. Let's do this!
(757) 294-8406 View (757) 294-8406
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Shadiyah Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Shadiyah Harris. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults. Life gives us challenges, but you are never alone in the journey. I really enjoy working with people to help them heal from past hurts, realize their self-worth, and increase positive moments for the future. Areas of specialty include: depression, attention issues, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, relational conflict, abandonment/rejection, and life changes.
Hello! My name is Shadiyah Harris. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults. Life gives us challenges, but you are never alone in the journey. I really enjoy working with people to help them heal from past hurts, realize their self-worth, and increase positive moments for the future. Areas of specialty include: depression, attention issues, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, relational conflict, abandonment/rejection, and life changes.
(757) 693-9046 View (757) 693-9046
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Megan A Connell
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
Your mind is racing, you feel overwhelmed and like you can barely hold it together. You feel the pressure of the expectations of others and live in constant dread of letting them down, or worse being discovered for being a fraud. Even in the quiet of the night your mind races with all the things you need to do, and is constantly worried about what you have forgotten, or who you may have let down. You feel powerless to change any of it.
Your mind is racing, you feel overwhelmed and like you can barely hold it together. You feel the pressure of the expectations of others and live in constant dread of letting them down, or worse being discovered for being a fraud. Even in the quiet of the night your mind races with all the things you need to do, and is constantly worried about what you have forgotten, or who you may have let down. You feel powerless to change any of it.
(844) 552-0935 View (844) 552-0935
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Danielle Cummings
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I believe that each person has a story to tell and I am someone who genuinely wants to know yours. My passion is to deeply connect with each person I come in to contact with and be present with them in that moment. I seek to understand people from all different socio-economic, cultural, racial/ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. I strive to make an impact on this world for and with the marginalized population. Healing is coming back to ourselves and breaking free from the conditioning and beliefs that limit us. It's a journey of empowerment.
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I believe that each person has a story to tell and I am someone who genuinely wants to know yours. My passion is to deeply connect with each person I come in to contact with and be present with them in that moment. I seek to understand people from all different socio-economic, cultural, racial/ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. I strive to make an impact on this world for and with the marginalized population. Healing is coming back to ourselves and breaking free from the conditioning and beliefs that limit us. It's a journey of empowerment.
(757) 384-1961 View (757) 384-1961
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Marsha Engle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, RYT
Verified Verified
Life is challenging at times and can leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed, vulnerable and depleted. Seeking support becomes crucial to your wellbeing. We will work together to increase your coping skills and develop healthy ways for you to manage your emotions. We will identify self-defeating thoughts, making your mind more "user-friendly", and change unhealthy patterns of behavior. I am deeply invested in your growth and sense of empowerment. I welcome individuals, couples, and families to my practice. I also welcome those who are inspired to work more deeply on their spiritual growth.
Life is challenging at times and can leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed, vulnerable and depleted. Seeking support becomes crucial to your wellbeing. We will work together to increase your coping skills and develop healthy ways for you to manage your emotions. We will identify self-defeating thoughts, making your mind more "user-friendly", and change unhealthy patterns of behavior. I am deeply invested in your growth and sense of empowerment. I welcome individuals, couples, and families to my practice. I also welcome those who are inspired to work more deeply on their spiritual growth.
(757) 690-1071 View (757) 690-1071
Photo of Matt Mullenix, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Matt Mullenix
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
Dealing with mental health symptoms that seem too difficult to take on alone? Do you struggle to fit in, feel misunderstood or that your voice isn't heard? Allow my warm, relaxed and non-judgmental style provide you with a safe and welcoming space to share. Together, let's explore your unique journey to help gather insight, explore emotions, and develop coping skills. Let's help you heal and regain a newfound sense of self and meaning as we set achievable goals, and cultivate resiliency in all facets of life. If you're ready for a collaborative and empowering therapeutic experience, reach out—because your well-being matters!
Dealing with mental health symptoms that seem too difficult to take on alone? Do you struggle to fit in, feel misunderstood or that your voice isn't heard? Allow my warm, relaxed and non-judgmental style provide you with a safe and welcoming space to share. Together, let's explore your unique journey to help gather insight, explore emotions, and develop coping skills. Let's help you heal and regain a newfound sense of self and meaning as we set achievable goals, and cultivate resiliency in all facets of life. If you're ready for a collaborative and empowering therapeutic experience, reach out—because your well-being matters!
(757) 996-5244 View (757) 996-5244
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Sara Fortin, Llc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting clients at this time. Have you been struggling with unsettling feelings in your personal relationship and you can’t seem to figure out how to make things any different? I believe we all get into a relationship to feel connected to someone and to be able to grow and share our lives with another human. When we don’t connect, we feel uncomfortable. Whether it’s because of communication issues, different schedules, differences in parenting, or ways of managing stress; if our partner doesn’t understand us, we feel alone. My role as therapist is to help you identify what you want different in your life.
Not accepting clients at this time. Have you been struggling with unsettling feelings in your personal relationship and you can’t seem to figure out how to make things any different? I believe we all get into a relationship to feel connected to someone and to be able to grow and share our lives with another human. When we don’t connect, we feel uncomfortable. Whether it’s because of communication issues, different schedules, differences in parenting, or ways of managing stress; if our partner doesn’t understand us, we feel alone. My role as therapist is to help you identify what you want different in your life.
(757) 760-3306 View (757) 760-3306
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Alexandra Policay O’Donnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACM-SW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
Whether you are a mom seeking counseling during pregnancy, postpartum, or have been a mom for years; we can work together to help you feel better. Or perhaps you are a woman struggling to conceive, experiencing infertility issues, are questioning whether it is the right time to grow your family, are feeling stuck and unsure what step is next in life, or find yourself facing decisions that you are unsure how to navigate…. I am here to help. Some common concerns addressed in counseling may include grief, personal growth, anxiety, depression, trauma,  family conflict, , irritability, overwhelm, mom guilt, feeling inadequate, etc.
Whether you are a mom seeking counseling during pregnancy, postpartum, or have been a mom for years; we can work together to help you feel better. Or perhaps you are a woman struggling to conceive, experiencing infertility issues, are questioning whether it is the right time to grow your family, are feeling stuck and unsure what step is next in life, or find yourself facing decisions that you are unsure how to navigate…. I am here to help. Some common concerns addressed in counseling may include grief, personal growth, anxiety, depression, trauma,  family conflict, , irritability, overwhelm, mom guilt, feeling inadequate, etc.
(757) 844-5395 View (757) 844-5395
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Emily Sage Teel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
My speciality varies from working with individuals, military/first responders, couples experiencing relationship issues, infidelity & sexual dysfunctions. C.S Lewis said, " You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." This is my mindset for my practice when working with clients. I believe there is strength in forgiveness, that tomorrow can be better today, & relationships are resilient. Discussing intimacy, communication challenges can be overwhelming, but I do my best to bring lightness & comfort to all issues from a non-judgmental perspective. Learn more at Esagetherapy.com
My speciality varies from working with individuals, military/first responders, couples experiencing relationship issues, infidelity & sexual dysfunctions. C.S Lewis said, " You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." This is my mindset for my practice when working with clients. I believe there is strength in forgiveness, that tomorrow can be better today, & relationships are resilient. Discussing intimacy, communication challenges can be overwhelming, but I do my best to bring lightness & comfort to all issues from a non-judgmental perspective. Learn more at Esagetherapy.com
(619) 597-2462 View (619) 597-2462
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Catherine Wasson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
"As for the future, it remains unwritten. Anything can happen, and often we are wrong. The best we can do with the future is prepare and savor the possibilities of what can be done in the present." -Todd Kashdan
"As for the future, it remains unwritten. Anything can happen, and often we are wrong. The best we can do with the future is prepare and savor the possibilities of what can be done in the present." -Todd Kashdan
(757) 919-3839 View (757) 919-3839
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Katrina (Lundquist) Finocchio
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHP-R
Verified Verified
Counseling is a resource that can be beneficial at all life stages and as we navigate the daily challenges that life throws our way. I connect well with children, teens, and young adults navigating life changes and stressors. I am trained in the Gottman Method of couple therapy and also enjoys working with couples to improve communication and connection. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral approaches to support clients in examining how old ways to thinking are not working in their current relationships.
Counseling is a resource that can be beneficial at all life stages and as we navigate the daily challenges that life throws our way. I connect well with children, teens, and young adults navigating life changes and stressors. I am trained in the Gottman Method of couple therapy and also enjoys working with couples to improve communication and connection. I have experience using Cognitive Behavioral approaches to support clients in examining how old ways to thinking are not working in their current relationships.
(757) 856-5480 View (757) 856-5480
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Melissa Morris
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life's challenges and changes can feel like steep mountains to climb, especially if anxiety or depression obscures your true self. Are you ready to journey towards healing and growth? Here you will find a compassionate space where you're not alone in your struggles. Together, we'll navigate these difficulties, aiming to cultivate strength and resilience. I focus on identifying the sources of your emotions and equipping you with tools to better cope with life's challenges. Let's take the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling tomorrow- together.
Life's challenges and changes can feel like steep mountains to climb, especially if anxiety or depression obscures your true self. Are you ready to journey towards healing and growth? Here you will find a compassionate space where you're not alone in your struggles. Together, we'll navigate these difficulties, aiming to cultivate strength and resilience. I focus on identifying the sources of your emotions and equipping you with tools to better cope with life's challenges. Let's take the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling tomorrow- together.
(757) 294-8674 View (757) 294-8674
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Paula Cooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
I am Dr. Paula Cooks; I am a Christian that believes in the holistic approach to managing the mental health needs of my clients. I use humanistic and existential therapeutic modalities. I believe that the individual, couple, or family has the unconscious resolution to aid in returning to homeostasis. My focus is on managing and improving the mental health status of individuals, families, and couples seeking relief from environmental, situational, and life stressors.
I am Dr. Paula Cooks; I am a Christian that believes in the holistic approach to managing the mental health needs of my clients. I use humanistic and existential therapeutic modalities. I believe that the individual, couple, or family has the unconscious resolution to aid in returning to homeostasis. My focus is on managing and improving the mental health status of individuals, families, and couples seeking relief from environmental, situational, and life stressors.
(757) 786-5420 View (757) 786-5420
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Jenner Ls Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
As a therapist I believe that you are uniquely capable of facing all the challenges that life bring you. The answers to the pain that you are experiencing are already held within you. The process of therapy is to help you tap into those internal resources. My role as your therapist is to walk alongside you bringing clarity to the confusion. I specialize in individual and family counseling with a focus on divorce, divorce recovery, and coparenting therapy. During these difficult times of transition you may experience depression or anxiety. I am hear to help you return your life to an even kilter.
As a therapist I believe that you are uniquely capable of facing all the challenges that life bring you. The answers to the pain that you are experiencing are already held within you. The process of therapy is to help you tap into those internal resources. My role as your therapist is to walk alongside you bringing clarity to the confusion. I specialize in individual and family counseling with a focus on divorce, divorce recovery, and coparenting therapy. During these difficult times of transition you may experience depression or anxiety. I am hear to help you return your life to an even kilter.
(757) 210-7403 View (757) 210-7403
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Brigitte McAlister
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
*Waitlist for new clients* My primary clinical focus is on women's mental health and I specialize in helping clients with navigating symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, maternal mental health (challenges experienced in any stage of motherhood), perinatal mental health (pregnancy/postpartum), and life transitions. I believe in a collaborative and individualized treatment approach, as effective therapy is not based on a "one size fits all" model. We'll work together to determine the best plan for therapy specific to you, and I will provide support, education, and resources to help guide and empower you throughout your journey!
*Waitlist for new clients* My primary clinical focus is on women's mental health and I specialize in helping clients with navigating symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, maternal mental health (challenges experienced in any stage of motherhood), perinatal mental health (pregnancy/postpartum), and life transitions. I believe in a collaborative and individualized treatment approach, as effective therapy is not based on a "one size fits all" model. We'll work together to determine the best plan for therapy specific to you, and I will provide support, education, and resources to help guide and empower you throughout your journey!
(757) 703-7782 View (757) 703-7782
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Amber Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Our world is filled with people fighting silent battles every day, and I am here to help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I provide a holistic approach to help navigate through past struggles and work towards healing your mind, body, and spirit. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, stress management, self-esteem, and trauma. With support and a safe space, I believe that challenges can move towards healing and growth. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and enjoy supervising Residents in Counseling.
Our world is filled with people fighting silent battles every day, and I am here to help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I provide a holistic approach to help navigate through past struggles and work towards healing your mind, body, and spirit. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, stress management, self-esteem, and trauma. With support and a safe space, I believe that challenges can move towards healing and growth. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and enjoy supervising Residents in Counseling.
(757) 210-7118 View (757) 210-7118
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Jerome S Blackman
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MD, FIPA, Prof
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Adults try to solve problems themselves so it is embarrassing to admit need for input. Arguments with spouses, relatives, phobias, infidelity, porn addiction, workaholism, when they are persistent, cause people to consult me to figure out what's going on. If I can find factors in their functioning of which they are unaware, and bring those to their attention, they may be able to find solutions. One goal of mine and of my patients is to solve problems and be done with me and treatment. Confidentiality is critical. You will not see anyone else except me in my office or on zoom. I treat people and consult with therapists daily.
Adults try to solve problems themselves so it is embarrassing to admit need for input. Arguments with spouses, relatives, phobias, infidelity, porn addiction, workaholism, when they are persistent, cause people to consult me to figure out what's going on. If I can find factors in their functioning of which they are unaware, and bring those to their attention, they may be able to find solutions. One goal of mine and of my patients is to solve problems and be done with me and treatment. Confidentiality is critical. You will not see anyone else except me in my office or on zoom. I treat people and consult with therapists daily.
(757) 655-9256 View (757) 655-9256

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 23456

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 23456 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
94% Depression
84% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
74% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Anthem | Elevance
72% Aetna
69% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 23456 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23456?

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.