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Sue McCray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507  (Online Only)
Sue McCray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has more than 6 years of experience working with survivors of trauma due to domestic and sexual violence, anxiety, depression, and more. She's also provided relief for individuals enduring grief and loss, and supported individuals on their journey towards building a new life of sobriety in an inpatient residential treatment facility. Throughout her career, she has provided both individual and group therapy, as well.
Sue McCray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has more than 6 years of experience working with survivors of trauma due to domestic and sexual violence, anxiety, depression, and more. She's also provided relief for individuals enduring grief and loss, and supported individuals on their journey towards building a new life of sobriety in an inpatient residential treatment facility. Throughout her career, she has provided both individual and group therapy, as well.
(757) 571-8506 View (757) 571-8506
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Carol Siggers Snow @ Deep Connections Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23507
If there was ever a time in your life where you’ve felt the need to have someone who could not only hear, but understand and validate you, I am that person. I am a licensed therapist and I have spent the entirety of my life helping guide people on how to identify feelings, thoughts, choices, and actions that are negatively affecting them. I enjoy working with people who are sincerely ready for positive change. We all have to navigate life’s numerous struggles and challenges. As we try to navigate life, sometimes depression, stress, anxiety, conflicts can be obstacles to our finding balance and stability.
If there was ever a time in your life where you’ve felt the need to have someone who could not only hear, but understand and validate you, I am that person. I am a licensed therapist and I have spent the entirety of my life helping guide people on how to identify feelings, thoughts, choices, and actions that are negatively affecting them. I enjoy working with people who are sincerely ready for positive change. We all have to navigate life’s numerous struggles and challenges. As we try to navigate life, sometimes depression, stress, anxiety, conflicts can be obstacles to our finding balance and stability.
(757) 699-5839 View (757) 699-5839
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Norfolk
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
(757) 300-0267 View (757) 300-0267
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Sarah Stovall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507
Sarah Stovall is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 15 years of broad experience in the mental health field. She is dedicated and compassionate about helping others grow, develop healthy relationships, and strengthen their overall emotional well-being. Sarah works with children, adolescents, adults, and families to address their personal challenges. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting, and adjustment to recent life changes.
Sarah Stovall is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 15 years of broad experience in the mental health field. She is dedicated and compassionate about helping others grow, develop healthy relationships, and strengthen their overall emotional well-being. Sarah works with children, adolescents, adults, and families to address their personal challenges. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting, and adjustment to recent life changes.
(757) 960-7957 View (757) 960-7957
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Katie Rhodes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23507  (Online Only)
It is a difficult and courageous step to seek therapy and I want to create a safe place for you to do this when you are ready. I will work collaboratively with you to help you better understand yourself as well as the difficulties you are experiencing. We will work together to deeply explore your goals and help you reach them. In helping you get a sense of who I am, I would describe my style as open, accepting, active, and at times, silly. I work to engage through collaborative discussions that are grounded in both evidence based practice as well as flexibility, compassion, and authenticity.
It is a difficult and courageous step to seek therapy and I want to create a safe place for you to do this when you are ready. I will work collaboratively with you to help you better understand yourself as well as the difficulties you are experiencing. We will work together to deeply explore your goals and help you reach them. In helping you get a sense of who I am, I would describe my style as open, accepting, active, and at times, silly. I work to engage through collaborative discussions that are grounded in both evidence based practice as well as flexibility, compassion, and authenticity.
(757) 863-1601 View (757) 863-1601
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Zhavon Shay Malone @ Deep Connections Counseling
LPC Intern, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23507
Currently waitlisted until Sept 2024 You may be looking for someone to help you better understand yourself and your behaviors or to build better relationships with your loved ones. With a background in mental health and special education, I am uniquely positioned to support you in achieving your goals. My passion is helping my clients learn to feel good about who they are and the direction their life is headed. I help adults, youth, and families transition from confusion and misunderstanding to clarity and healthy relationships.
Currently waitlisted until Sept 2024 You may be looking for someone to help you better understand yourself and your behaviors or to build better relationships with your loved ones. With a background in mental health and special education, I am uniquely positioned to support you in achieving your goals. My passion is helping my clients learn to feel good about who they are and the direction their life is headed. I help adults, youth, and families transition from confusion and misunderstanding to clarity and healthy relationships.
(757) 210-7993 View (757) 210-7993
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Padma Doobay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507  (Online Only)
Has finding an inclusive therapist been a challenge for you? Do you need a provider who understands your unique experiences? If this resonates with you, then you are in the right place. I’m Padma, an immigrant womxn of color and social justice informed psychotherapist. I have extensive training and experience working with folks from the Global majority (BIPOC) contending with issues related to identity, acculturation and life adjustments. More generally, I provide treatment to those who are experiencing distress within themselves, with their relationships, or their career and are looking for a different approach of therapy.
Has finding an inclusive therapist been a challenge for you? Do you need a provider who understands your unique experiences? If this resonates with you, then you are in the right place. I’m Padma, an immigrant womxn of color and social justice informed psychotherapist. I have extensive training and experience working with folks from the Global majority (BIPOC) contending with issues related to identity, acculturation and life adjustments. More generally, I provide treatment to those who are experiencing distress within themselves, with their relationships, or their career and are looking for a different approach of therapy.
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Lauren Darling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507
Lauren Darling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked closely with couples, families, and individuals of all ages. Among adult populations, Lauren primarily works with women and LGBTQ+ individuals. She has worked with a wide variety of diagnoses and challenges including trauma, eating disorders, parenting, psychosis and dissociative disorders, addiction, self-harm, suicidal ideation, gender dysphoria, LGBTQ+ issues, personality and mood disorders, anxiety, and depression, with particular attention to complex childhood trauma including sexual abuse.
Lauren Darling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked closely with couples, families, and individuals of all ages. Among adult populations, Lauren primarily works with women and LGBTQ+ individuals. She has worked with a wide variety of diagnoses and challenges including trauma, eating disorders, parenting, psychosis and dissociative disorders, addiction, self-harm, suicidal ideation, gender dysphoria, LGBTQ+ issues, personality and mood disorders, anxiety, and depression, with particular attention to complex childhood trauma including sexual abuse.
(757) 780-8925 View (757) 780-8925
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Dr. Émilie Ellis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! I work primarily with LGBTQ+ people who have experienced trauma and are looking to improve their lives. This might be wanting to feel less anxious or depressed, have healthier relationships, have a deeper knowledge of yourself, or something else. I also have a particular interest in working with clients living with disabilities and chronic conditions, especially those who are "in transition" from non-disabled to disabled. I am a Qualifying WPATH Member and can provide mental health services for individuals looking for support specific to gender-related topics, like social & medical transitioning.
Accepting new clients! I work primarily with LGBTQ+ people who have experienced trauma and are looking to improve their lives. This might be wanting to feel less anxious or depressed, have healthier relationships, have a deeper knowledge of yourself, or something else. I also have a particular interest in working with clients living with disabilities and chronic conditions, especially those who are "in transition" from non-disabled to disabled. I am a Qualifying WPATH Member and can provide mental health services for individuals looking for support specific to gender-related topics, like social & medical transitioning.
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Dayna Northart Griffin
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience in supporting people and their mental health. My goal is to meet you where you are to help you feel empowered and in control of your life. It is important to me to build a strong therapeutic relationship with each person by being compassionate, empathetic, warm, and with a splash of fun so you can have a positive experience for healing and growth. I offer support through telemedicine via video chat or phone calls to provide you with flexible, accessible care. -I am no longer accepting clients in California-
I'm a licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience in supporting people and their mental health. My goal is to meet you where you are to help you feel empowered and in control of your life. It is important to me to build a strong therapeutic relationship with each person by being compassionate, empathetic, warm, and with a splash of fun so you can have a positive experience for healing and growth. I offer support through telemedicine via video chat or phone calls to provide you with flexible, accessible care. -I am no longer accepting clients in California-
(540) 509-0130 View (540) 509-0130
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Chanel Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507  (Online Only)
Dr. Chanel Young-Pope is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a former United States Army Officer; having combined service in both branches totaling 24 years of military expertise. Dr. Young is passionate about helping women, adults, veterans, and seniors to address their unique challenges and associated with work-life balance/burn-out, depression, anxiety, complex grief, trauma, relationship issues, poor adjustment, phase of life issues, and major life transitions.
Dr. Chanel Young-Pope is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a former United States Army Officer; having combined service in both branches totaling 24 years of military expertise. Dr. Young is passionate about helping women, adults, veterans, and seniors to address their unique challenges and associated with work-life balance/burn-out, depression, anxiety, complex grief, trauma, relationship issues, poor adjustment, phase of life issues, and major life transitions.
(757) 899-1458 View (757) 899-1458
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Alix Price
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507
Dr. Alexandra ("Alix") Price is a clinical psychologist who has more than 16 years of experience assessing and treating various mental health diagnoses. She believes in holistic recovery and is particularly passionate about the importance of connection within the therapy relationship. Dr. Price works with adults who are struggling with adjustment disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, grief, life transition problems, women's issues, stress management, and much more.
Dr. Alexandra ("Alix") Price is a clinical psychologist who has more than 16 years of experience assessing and treating various mental health diagnoses. She believes in holistic recovery and is particularly passionate about the importance of connection within the therapy relationship. Dr. Price works with adults who are struggling with adjustment disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, grief, life transition problems, women's issues, stress management, and much more.
(757) 418-6443 View (757) 418-6443
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Alyssa Strickland
Counselor, MS, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507
Over my years in practice, it has been an honor to work with children, teens, adults, and families in the counseling setting. I approach my work with clients in a strengths-based and collaborative manner. I believe strongly in people's innate ability to heal and greatly enjoy partnering with my clients on this journey. Clients may choose to incorporate creative approaches including art and play therapies. These interventions can address deep-rooted pains through expression, metaphor, and reflection. I also utilize techniques to calm and positively change inner dialogue and assist in emotional regulation.
Over my years in practice, it has been an honor to work with children, teens, adults, and families in the counseling setting. I approach my work with clients in a strengths-based and collaborative manner. I believe strongly in people's innate ability to heal and greatly enjoy partnering with my clients on this journey. Clients may choose to incorporate creative approaches including art and play therapies. These interventions can address deep-rooted pains through expression, metaphor, and reflection. I also utilize techniques to calm and positively change inner dialogue and assist in emotional regulation.
(757) 273-6020 View (757) 273-6020
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Kessler Psychological, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23507
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that everyone is capable of improving their life circumstances with guided work, and that all should be free from suffering. I evaluate and treat life satisfaction and interpersonal problems, as well as diagnosable mental illnesses. I offer individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy. I am empathetic, warm, and non-judgmental with appropriate professional boundaries, and use a variety of perspectives and techniques to help clients meet their goals. I do not discriminate on any basis. Dr. Kohn and I are working off a waitlist at this time.
I believe that everyone is capable of improving their life circumstances with guided work, and that all should be free from suffering. I evaluate and treat life satisfaction and interpersonal problems, as well as diagnosable mental illnesses. I offer individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy. I am empathetic, warm, and non-judgmental with appropriate professional boundaries, and use a variety of perspectives and techniques to help clients meet their goals. I do not discriminate on any basis. Dr. Kohn and I are working off a waitlist at this time.
(757) 622-1060 View (757) 622-1060
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Kriston Nixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23507
I use a collaborative approach with my clients to develop and work toward their personal goals. I offer a safe and inclusive space for my clients to explore their identities, relationships, needs, and desires. I have experiences working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families.
I use a collaborative approach with my clients to develop and work toward their personal goals. I offer a safe and inclusive space for my clients to explore their identities, relationships, needs, and desires. I have experiences working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families.
(757) 267-9759 View (757) 267-9759
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Atlantic Family & Adolescent Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507
We help families, couples, and individuals who are struggling. We offer them help when they are working through personal struggles, marriage/couple difficulties, family concerns, the difficult teen years, emotional/behavioral issues, or other difficult life circumstances. This process can be scary and I commend you for starting it! We accept Anthem/BCBS, Optima, and Tricare. We are currently open to new clients!
We help families, couples, and individuals who are struggling. We offer them help when they are working through personal struggles, marriage/couple difficulties, family concerns, the difficult teen years, emotional/behavioral issues, or other difficult life circumstances. This process can be scary and I commend you for starting it! We accept Anthem/BCBS, Optima, and Tricare. We are currently open to new clients!
(757) 239-2990 View (757) 239-2990
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IHCCS, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CSOTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23507
The people who come to see us are seeking assistance with making changes that will improve their lives. Our philosophy is based on Carl Rogers' Client Centered Theory; we start where you are with your issues. We are genuine,empathetic, and respect the right to self determination. If you can muster the motivation to contact us, we will help you find the courage to come into the office, and be a source of strength, support, and encouragement to help you work through the issues that are negatively impacting your overall quality of life. We will help you make changes to improve your life.
The people who come to see us are seeking assistance with making changes that will improve their lives. Our philosophy is based on Carl Rogers' Client Centered Theory; we start where you are with your issues. We are genuine,empathetic, and respect the right to self determination. If you can muster the motivation to contact us, we will help you find the courage to come into the office, and be a source of strength, support, and encouragement to help you work through the issues that are negatively impacting your overall quality of life. We will help you make changes to improve your life.
(757) 663-4229 View (757) 663-4229
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Meredith Luttrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23507
I view therapy as a collaborative process where the client is the expert on themselves, and the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in creating change. It is important to have a safe, empowering, and supportive environment in order to examine hurtful relationship patterns and emotional difficulties, and in turn change negative self-evaluations to better respond to life's challenges. I am genuinely interested in and committed to helping my clients gain insight and express their needs in order to engage in more healthy relationships and live the life they want.
I view therapy as a collaborative process where the client is the expert on themselves, and the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in creating change. It is important to have a safe, empowering, and supportive environment in order to examine hurtful relationship patterns and emotional difficulties, and in turn change negative self-evaluations to better respond to life's challenges. I am genuinely interested in and committed to helping my clients gain insight and express their needs in order to engage in more healthy relationships and live the life they want.
(757) 793-2859 View (757) 793-2859
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Embrace Therapeutic Solutions LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCCH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23507  (Online Only)
In a world full of so many different people we are bound to encounter a vast array of road blocks. Some are easy to verbalize and some are not. Some of the things we experience are small and can be minimized but some cannot. Sometimes we don’t trust enough to share and sometimes we do not know how to communicate what we are feeling, when we are feeling and why we are feeling. Embrace gives us the opportunity to be open to the therapeutic process, embrace it like a warm hug of comfort. To Embrace the process we must first start with the Problem. To Trust the Journey we must envision where we want to be in our lives and go for it.
In a world full of so many different people we are bound to encounter a vast array of road blocks. Some are easy to verbalize and some are not. Some of the things we experience are small and can be minimized but some cannot. Sometimes we don’t trust enough to share and sometimes we do not know how to communicate what we are feeling, when we are feeling and why we are feeling. Embrace gives us the opportunity to be open to the therapeutic process, embrace it like a warm hug of comfort. To Embrace the process we must first start with the Problem. To Trust the Journey we must envision where we want to be in our lives and go for it.
(757) 347-8617 View (757) 347-8617
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Tess Hosier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23507  (Online Only)
I love working with couples! Partners can easily become caught in repeated negative interaction cycles that create disconnection, resentment, and distress overtime. Utilizing my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, I help couples to identify and shift these defeating interactions to create a stronger, lasting emotional connection in the relationship. Your relationship can become a safe haven where you feel more accepted, supported, and secure! I also have a passion for working with individual adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulty, self-esteem concerns, and interpersonal distress.
I love working with couples! Partners can easily become caught in repeated negative interaction cycles that create disconnection, resentment, and distress overtime. Utilizing my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, I help couples to identify and shift these defeating interactions to create a stronger, lasting emotional connection in the relationship. Your relationship can become a safe haven where you feel more accepted, supported, and secure! I also have a passion for working with individual adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulty, self-esteem concerns, and interpersonal distress.
(757) 997-2390 View (757) 997-2390
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Number of Therapists in 23507

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 23507 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
78% Coping Skills
76% Trauma and PTSD
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Optima | Sentara
69% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 23507 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23507?

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.