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Mary Aab
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503  (Online Only)
As an existentialist and humanist, I welcome you to join me as we explore the journey and create a positive way of being. I have been in practice for over 20 years and provide individual, family and couples counseling. As the former LGBT Center Director, I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples and have assisted many in the transitioning process. I can assist with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, negative thoughts, illness, loss and letting go of old patterns that no longer fit. I would be honored to meet with you and assist you in moving forward.
As an existentialist and humanist, I welcome you to join me as we explore the journey and create a positive way of being. I have been in practice for over 20 years and provide individual, family and couples counseling. As the former LGBT Center Director, I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples and have assisted many in the transitioning process. I can assist with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, negative thoughts, illness, loss and letting go of old patterns that no longer fit. I would be honored to meet with you and assist you in moving forward.
(757) 517-2732 View (757) 517-2732
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Jessica Hensley
CSAC Supervisee, BS, CSAC-S
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated professional in the field of substance abuse counseling, with a personal journey of 20 years in recovery. My extensive firsthand experience with the challenges and triumphs of overcoming addiction deeply informs my approach to client care. Recently, I have transitioned this wealth of personal knowledge into my professional practice, treating clients in various settings for over a year. My commitment to helping others is rooted in compassion and a deep understanding of recovery. As a counselor, I aim to be both a guide and a steadfast supporter for those seeking to reclaim their lives from substance abuse.
I am a dedicated professional in the field of substance abuse counseling, with a personal journey of 20 years in recovery. My extensive firsthand experience with the challenges and triumphs of overcoming addiction deeply informs my approach to client care. Recently, I have transitioned this wealth of personal knowledge into my professional practice, treating clients in various settings for over a year. My commitment to helping others is rooted in compassion and a deep understanding of recovery. As a counselor, I aim to be both a guide and a steadfast supporter for those seeking to reclaim their lives from substance abuse.
(757) 909-6864 View (757) 909-6864
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Shannon Fowler
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503
I am Shannon Fowler. I have a PhD in clinical psychology. I try to approach therapy as a collaborative process with each person. I also try to create an environment that is safe and respectful. I have experience entreating many different types of mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. I also have experience helping with behavior change around medical issues like diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, etc.
I am Shannon Fowler. I have a PhD in clinical psychology. I try to approach therapy as a collaborative process with each person. I also try to create an environment that is safe and respectful. I have experience entreating many different types of mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. I also have experience helping with behavior change around medical issues like diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, etc.
(804) 676-6480 View (804) 676-6480
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Carol Leiva
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have a lifelong commitment to learning and have pursued further specialized training in trauma therapy, health coaching, as well as mind-body applications in counseling. I have worked with adult individuals in community mental health to help them overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am passionate about helping others reach their potential and live their best life. I believe true healing is based on a whole-person approach and will work to empower and meet my clients where they are.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have a lifelong commitment to learning and have pursued further specialized training in trauma therapy, health coaching, as well as mind-body applications in counseling. I have worked with adult individuals in community mental health to help them overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am passionate about helping others reach their potential and live their best life. I believe true healing is based on a whole-person approach and will work to empower and meet my clients where they are.
(757) 792-5764 View (757) 792-5764
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Noelle R Bice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23503  (Online Only)
So, you are the one who "doesn't need anyone's help". You ignore the red flags in relationships or neglect yourself because someone needs you. You're the overwhelmed person who wears the happiness mask even though you are feeling drained, depleted or trying to heal your past traumas. Life is about transitions, and we need support getting through the rough patches. You are more resilient, capable of healing, worthy of love, and deserving of peace than you may realize. If you’re ready to reduce the stress, heal, or confidently achieve peace for a better quality of life, you're in the right place.
So, you are the one who "doesn't need anyone's help". You ignore the red flags in relationships or neglect yourself because someone needs you. You're the overwhelmed person who wears the happiness mask even though you are feeling drained, depleted or trying to heal your past traumas. Life is about transitions, and we need support getting through the rough patches. You are more resilient, capable of healing, worthy of love, and deserving of peace than you may realize. If you’re ready to reduce the stress, heal, or confidently achieve peace for a better quality of life, you're in the right place.
(757) 260-4879 View (757) 260-4879
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Carol Erbes, Hampton Roads Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CSAC, LICSW
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503  (Online Only)
I am currently licensed to practice and supervise in Virginia , DC and Vermont. I provide clinical supervision for those seeking their LPC, LCSW or CSAC. I provide this in person as well as through Skype, etc. I am board approved in the state of Virginia. I am also a person-centered therapist and believe in treating all people with unconditional positive regard. My main approach is CBT. My ideal client is one who is aware that they have a problem and are willing to change the way they think.My fee is $45 for half an hour of therapy or half an hour of supervision, $90 for an hour of either.
I am currently licensed to practice and supervise in Virginia , DC and Vermont. I provide clinical supervision for those seeking their LPC, LCSW or CSAC. I provide this in person as well as through Skype, etc. I am board approved in the state of Virginia. I am also a person-centered therapist and believe in treating all people with unconditional positive regard. My main approach is CBT. My ideal client is one who is aware that they have a problem and are willing to change the way they think.My fee is $45 for half an hour of therapy or half an hour of supervision, $90 for an hour of either.
(757) 665-2473 View (757) 665-2473
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Danielle Joynes
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503
Boutique practice that's not about numbers but about healing relationships. Specialized services such as travel to provide on site interventions for 2-3 days, mini personalized retreats, group therapy for relationship rescue or intensive support during crisis. This platform is my only advertisement as my practice was built by referrals of current and former patients, who value quality, consistency and inspired results. On-set psychological services to support huge outcomes, high profile clients who need the ultimate in confidentiality and flexibility. Equine assisted therapy certified. Universal spirituality encompasses all views.
Boutique practice that's not about numbers but about healing relationships. Specialized services such as travel to provide on site interventions for 2-3 days, mini personalized retreats, group therapy for relationship rescue or intensive support during crisis. This platform is my only advertisement as my practice was built by referrals of current and former patients, who value quality, consistency and inspired results. On-set psychological services to support huge outcomes, high profile clients who need the ultimate in confidentiality and flexibility. Equine assisted therapy certified. Universal spirituality encompasses all views.
(630) 882-5333 View (630) 882-5333
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Crystal Chafin
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23503
You tell yourself "I just can't do this anymore" and somehow, you push through the pain and the hurt and you carry on, but only living as an empty shell of who you once were. If it seems like in your relationship, you never talk, and the times you do talk, turn into fights; there is hope. If you or a someone you care about struggles with the ups and downs of substances use; there is hope. If you have been given news of a terminal or life-debilitating illness that has literally taken the breath from your lungs; there is hope. I would be honored if you allowed me to help you find that hope.
You tell yourself "I just can't do this anymore" and somehow, you push through the pain and the hurt and you carry on, but only living as an empty shell of who you once were. If it seems like in your relationship, you never talk, and the times you do talk, turn into fights; there is hope. If you or a someone you care about struggles with the ups and downs of substances use; there is hope. If you have been given news of a terminal or life-debilitating illness that has literally taken the breath from your lungs; there is hope. I would be honored if you allowed me to help you find that hope.
(757) 384-9302 View (757) 384-9302
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Gwenetta Yates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23503  (Online Only)
At times, we need someone to walk the journey with us to help us find our inner strength and courage so that we can make positive changes. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with a variety of clients in numerous settings. I create a safe, warm, and comforting environment for my clients, no matter their age. I enjoy helping individuals and families navigate developmental milestones and life transitions.
At times, we need someone to walk the journey with us to help us find our inner strength and courage so that we can make positive changes. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with a variety of clients in numerous settings. I create a safe, warm, and comforting environment for my clients, no matter their age. I enjoy helping individuals and families navigate developmental milestones and life transitions.
(757) 767-7163 View (757) 767-7163
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Sonnee D Stanley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LPC-S, LMFT-S, AAMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23503  (Online Only)
We do the best we can with the tools we have. But maybe you don't have the right tools for the issues in your life. Or maybe you have the tools, but you've forgotten how to use them. That is where therapy comes in. Together, we can find resources, within yourself and in the community, develop a plan to get you where you want to be, and you can begin taking steps towards achieving your personal goals. My job is like a football coach. I work to help you see the potential you don't see in yourself; and give you the tools and encouragement to work on the hurdles you have in life. Cheering you on the whole time!
We do the best we can with the tools we have. But maybe you don't have the right tools for the issues in your life. Or maybe you have the tools, but you've forgotten how to use them. That is where therapy comes in. Together, we can find resources, within yourself and in the community, develop a plan to get you where you want to be, and you can begin taking steps towards achieving your personal goals. My job is like a football coach. I work to help you see the potential you don't see in yourself; and give you the tools and encouragement to work on the hurdles you have in life. Cheering you on the whole time!
(757) 801-5415 View (757) 801-5415
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Aimee Stailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23503  (Online Only)
Does it seem like everyday you try to get your footing & life knocks you back down again? Do you worry or have anxiety about 'every little thing'? Do you find yourself thinking (AND thinking) about things other people just don't? Do you lose focus with your "ADHD brain"? I get it... and I can help! My goal is to help you feel important, special & supported. I work really hard to create a safe & comfortable space for you to share all of life's most difficult hurdles without fear of judgement or criticism. I will work alongside you & meet you right where you are, no matter how difficult, uncertain, or ugly you think that place is.
Does it seem like everyday you try to get your footing & life knocks you back down again? Do you worry or have anxiety about 'every little thing'? Do you find yourself thinking (AND thinking) about things other people just don't? Do you lose focus with your "ADHD brain"? I get it... and I can help! My goal is to help you feel important, special & supported. I work really hard to create a safe & comfortable space for you to share all of life's most difficult hurdles without fear of judgement or criticism. I will work alongside you & meet you right where you are, no matter how difficult, uncertain, or ugly you think that place is.
(757) 993-4502 View (757) 993-4502
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503
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.
(757) 899-4636 View (757) 899-4636
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Rapha Counseling Services Inc
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23503
Let's face it, life can be challenging!! The counselors at Rapha Counseling Services, Inc, a faith based nonprofit counseling service, believes in treating the entire person, mind, body and soul. Our therapists are committed to providing holistic counseling strategies and interventions to help clients become whole and healed. As such counselors provide faith and spiritually centered mental health services to families, couples, adolescents’, adults, and children at an affordable price. All the counselors at Rapha Counseling Services have master’s degrees in counseling, and our registered with the Virginia Board of Counseling.
Let's face it, life can be challenging!! The counselors at Rapha Counseling Services, Inc, a faith based nonprofit counseling service, believes in treating the entire person, mind, body and soul. Our therapists are committed to providing holistic counseling strategies and interventions to help clients become whole and healed. As such counselors provide faith and spiritually centered mental health services to families, couples, adolescents’, adults, and children at an affordable price. All the counselors at Rapha Counseling Services have master’s degrees in counseling, and our registered with the Virginia Board of Counseling.
(757) 844-5174 View (757) 844-5174
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Artisan Counseling | Ben Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSAC, MAC, CSOTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23503
Counseling is designed to be a unique setting where a person, family or couple is able to reflect on their experiences within a safe environment. When people are able to feel truly supported in therapy they work towards self-actualization and meaning. As a therapist my goal is to provide everyone with a productive experience that includes significant support, intentional challenges and a place for reflection.
Counseling is designed to be a unique setting where a person, family or couple is able to reflect on their experiences within a safe environment. When people are able to feel truly supported in therapy they work towards self-actualization and meaning. As a therapist my goal is to provide everyone with a productive experience that includes significant support, intentional challenges and a place for reflection.
(757) 394-8406 View (757) 394-8406
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A. Craig Rush
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23503
We are all on a path toward self-discovery, searching for our unique, personal destiny and life purpose. When we fall short of realizing happiness and peace within the American dream, we begin to lose hope and become anxious or depressed. As such, I offer therapy based on my mission statement: Changing Your Life By Engaging Your Soul! Human beings are so much more than a mere mind and body. Somehow our spirit, our soul, has lost its place in our society and in our psychology. I seek to reintroduce deeper meaning to everyday living by invigorating your spiritual energy.
We are all on a path toward self-discovery, searching for our unique, personal destiny and life purpose. When we fall short of realizing happiness and peace within the American dream, we begin to lose hope and become anxious or depressed. As such, I offer therapy based on my mission statement: Changing Your Life By Engaging Your Soul! Human beings are so much more than a mere mind and body. Somehow our spirit, our soul, has lost its place in our society and in our psychology. I seek to reintroduce deeper meaning to everyday living by invigorating your spiritual energy.
(661) 381-4041 View (661) 381-4041
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Lacy Biddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503
I encourage individuals to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that prevent personal growth through identifying what changes need to be made to successfully journey toward emotional health, happiness, and hope. I utilize a comprehensive approach to therapy devoted to helping individuals restore and resolve deep issues through exploration of life's struggles and challenges.
I encourage individuals to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that prevent personal growth through identifying what changes need to be made to successfully journey toward emotional health, happiness, and hope. I utilize a comprehensive approach to therapy devoted to helping individuals restore and resolve deep issues through exploration of life's struggles and challenges.
(757) 699-4118 View (757) 699-4118
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Inspired to Grow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23503
Throughout life we are all faced with various challenges or hardships such as COVID-19, that may place us in tense and dark spaces. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to assist you with coping throughout and overcoming those challenges. My approach to counseling is solely focused on building a great therapeutic relationship with my clients and establishing an environment where they feel safe, comfortable, supported, relatable, and given the opportunity to excel in all aspects of their lives.
Throughout life we are all faced with various challenges or hardships such as COVID-19, that may place us in tense and dark spaces. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to assist you with coping throughout and overcoming those challenges. My approach to counseling is solely focused on building a great therapeutic relationship with my clients and establishing an environment where they feel safe, comfortable, supported, relatable, and given the opportunity to excel in all aspects of their lives.
(757) 210-7181 View (757) 210-7181
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Melisha Calloway-Carson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503  (Online Only)
Are you tired of trying solutions that don't work? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you struggling with issues and you are at a loss of what do? Are you tired of feeling "stuck"? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, I am here to help. I help individuals become mentally well and balanced. I provide solutions that work. I offer specialized psychotherapy services for adults and couples. As a Licensed Therapist, my services focus on evidence-based treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation.
Are you tired of trying solutions that don't work? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you struggling with issues and you are at a loss of what do? Are you tired of feeling "stuck"? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, I am here to help. I help individuals become mentally well and balanced. I provide solutions that work. I offer specialized psychotherapy services for adults and couples. As a Licensed Therapist, my services focus on evidence-based treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation.
(804) 536-0780 View (804) 536-0780
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Gwyneth Limber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503
Gwyn Limber is an LPC who has over 20 years of experience in the field treating trauma, LGBTQA+ issues, women's issues, and more. Gwyn has worked with children, pre-teens, teens and adults in multiple different settings. She has been a counselor and therapist in group homes, domestic violence shelters, substance abuse centers, in-home, and multiple outpatient settings. Gwyn completed her Master of Science (MS) at the University of Kentucky. She began as an art major, but found her passion in psychology and helping others.
Gwyn Limber is an LPC who has over 20 years of experience in the field treating trauma, LGBTQA+ issues, women's issues, and more. Gwyn has worked with children, pre-teens, teens and adults in multiple different settings. She has been a counselor and therapist in group homes, domestic violence shelters, substance abuse centers, in-home, and multiple outpatient settings. Gwyn completed her Master of Science (MS) at the University of Kentucky. She began as an art major, but found her passion in psychology and helping others.
(757) 520-0509 View (757) 520-0509
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Lexie Braza
Resident in Counseling, MSEd, RIC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23503
Seeking help can be difficult. I believe that with guidance and skills, clients can take control of their wellness and move toward healing. My goal is to provide a safe and inclusive space. My clients often experience anxiety, depression, trauma, or relational concerns. Therapy goals are based on each person, family, or couple's unique needs. I enjoy working with teens, adults, and couples.
Seeking help can be difficult. I believe that with guidance and skills, clients can take control of their wellness and move toward healing. My goal is to provide a safe and inclusive space. My clients often experience anxiety, depression, trauma, or relational concerns. Therapy goals are based on each person, family, or couple's unique needs. I enjoy working with teens, adults, and couples.
(757) 349-1483 View (757) 349-1483

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 23503

50+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 23503 who prioritize treating:

89% Relationship Issues
87% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 23503 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23503?

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.