Photo of Meaghan de Roos, Pre-Licensed Professional in 23518, VA
Meaghan de Roos
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, ERYT500
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
Feeling stuck and unsure how to move forward? Perhaps you’re struggling to feel calm and grounded because your body feels restless or your mind keeps worrying? What would it feel like to have support? To feel less anxious and exhausted? I am here to support you. I specialize in helping people just like you regain balance and live with ease. I provide a holistic approach to healing by combining traditional therapeutic techniques with yoga, breath work, meditation and energy medicine. By caring for your mind, body, and spirit you can overcome your challenges and find peace.
Feeling stuck and unsure how to move forward? Perhaps you’re struggling to feel calm and grounded because your body feels restless or your mind keeps worrying? What would it feel like to have support? To feel less anxious and exhausted? I am here to support you. I specialize in helping people just like you regain balance and live with ease. I provide a holistic approach to healing by combining traditional therapeutic techniques with yoga, breath work, meditation and energy medicine. By caring for your mind, body, and spirit you can overcome your challenges and find peace.
(757) 693-9652 View (757) 693-9652
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Tammie Taylor
Resident in Counseling, MS, ICADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
As a therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals through the complexities of fear, anxiety, grief, and anger that may obstruct their path to the life they envision. Do you find yourself feeling disconnected or struggling to connect with others? Are you facing life transitions, relationship challenges, , navigating identity or grappling with loss? I am here to offer support and empowerment on your journey towards authenticity and fulfillment.
As a therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals through the complexities of fear, anxiety, grief, and anger that may obstruct their path to the life they envision. Do you find yourself feeling disconnected or struggling to connect with others? Are you facing life transitions, relationship challenges, , navigating identity or grappling with loss? I am here to offer support and empowerment on your journey towards authenticity and fulfillment.
(757) 788-2800 View (757) 788-2800
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Joel McNair
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, LMFT, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518  (Online Only)
I offer experience, perspective and professionalism from decades of work with people experiencing a wide variety of life challenges, problems, mood and emotional disorders. I view these issues from a cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapy model, helping good people find solutions, make changes and experience improvement in the areas of their life and relationships where they are seeking change. I've worked for decades in trauma, addiction and recovery, including couples therapy where one or both of the partners are in recovery and/or struggling with addiction issues both substance and process (eg gambling, pornagraphy).
I offer experience, perspective and professionalism from decades of work with people experiencing a wide variety of life challenges, problems, mood and emotional disorders. I view these issues from a cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapy model, helping good people find solutions, make changes and experience improvement in the areas of their life and relationships where they are seeking change. I've worked for decades in trauma, addiction and recovery, including couples therapy where one or both of the partners are in recovery and/or struggling with addiction issues both substance and process (eg gambling, pornagraphy).
(757) 505-8054 x560 View (757) 505-8054 x560
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Bret Rawlings
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
Relationships are my passion and focus. I counsel individuals and couples who are navigating conflict, communication issues, betrayal, infidelity, emotional detachment, depression and anxiety. I believe in the power of teamwork and relationships on our emotional and mental health. My therapy style is about connection, cooperation, and the healing of old wounds and past hurts that affect current behaviors. If you are stressed-out or not feeling like yourself I can help you bounce back from anxiety, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, depression, performance slumps and burnout.
Relationships are my passion and focus. I counsel individuals and couples who are navigating conflict, communication issues, betrayal, infidelity, emotional detachment, depression and anxiety. I believe in the power of teamwork and relationships on our emotional and mental health. My therapy style is about connection, cooperation, and the healing of old wounds and past hurts that affect current behaviors. If you are stressed-out or not feeling like yourself I can help you bounce back from anxiety, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, depression, performance slumps and burnout.
(757) 906-3979 View (757) 906-3979
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Genevieve Long
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518  (Online Only)
It's not easy taking the time to prioritize your needs and healing in the chaos that life brings. Difficult transitions, deployment, loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, and even general overwhelm are tough to handle alone. I want to recognize you for starting your journey and reaching out. I am passionate about treating each person as an individual and using a variety of clinical approaches to support you in working toward your goals. I love discovering what makes you unique and welcome you to learning more about me. I am an affirming clinician, support the LGBTQIA+ community, and enjoy working with military families and veterans.
It's not easy taking the time to prioritize your needs and healing in the chaos that life brings. Difficult transitions, deployment, loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, and even general overwhelm are tough to handle alone. I want to recognize you for starting your journey and reaching out. I am passionate about treating each person as an individual and using a variety of clinical approaches to support you in working toward your goals. I love discovering what makes you unique and welcome you to learning more about me. I am an affirming clinician, support the LGBTQIA+ community, and enjoy working with military families and veterans.
(757) 695-9163 View (757) 695-9163
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Lisa I Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients at this time. Are you someone who is struggling to come to terms with a traumatic experience from the past? Overcoming painful memories and emotions can be difficult and seem overwhelming. You are not alone and there is hope. You can feel happiness again and restore meaningful connections with friends and loved ones. You have the ability to develop acceptance and compassion for yourself and others to help you face the many challenges of life.
Not accepting new clients at this time. Are you someone who is struggling to come to terms with a traumatic experience from the past? Overcoming painful memories and emotions can be difficult and seem overwhelming. You are not alone and there is hope. You can feel happiness again and restore meaningful connections with friends and loved ones. You have the ability to develop acceptance and compassion for yourself and others to help you face the many challenges of life.
(757) 760-3406 View (757) 760-3406
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The Relationship Center of Hampton Roads
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, DCMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
No intimacy? Infidelity? Addiction? Relationships are complicated! We know how overwhelming and painful communication and other challenges that emerge in intimate relationships can be. We also know the potential for change, growth, and connection that is possible in working through these issues with professional support. We use techniques based on the cutting-edge of relationship and neuroscience research to help make sense of communication breakdowns and patterns of conflict. We are passionate about diversity and inclusion and provide care through a multicultural, attachment-based, gender-affirmative, and trauma-informed lens.
No intimacy? Infidelity? Addiction? Relationships are complicated! We know how overwhelming and painful communication and other challenges that emerge in intimate relationships can be. We also know the potential for change, growth, and connection that is possible in working through these issues with professional support. We use techniques based on the cutting-edge of relationship and neuroscience research to help make sense of communication breakdowns and patterns of conflict. We are passionate about diversity and inclusion and provide care through a multicultural, attachment-based, gender-affirmative, and trauma-informed lens.
(757) 517-3938 View (757) 517-3938
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Maggie Choumbakos Grindrod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
If you're arguing, struggling to communicate effectively with your partner, or lacking intimacy, let me help you. Maybe you've lost the spark, or you feel you've never really been able to connect the way you want to. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist who specializes in sexual intimacy, my goal is to strengthen your connection with your loved one. Together, we will work through structured, empirically-validated processes of couples and sex therapy to help you open up to each other and build (or, re-build) your bond.
If you're arguing, struggling to communicate effectively with your partner, or lacking intimacy, let me help you. Maybe you've lost the spark, or you feel you've never really been able to connect the way you want to. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist who specializes in sexual intimacy, my goal is to strengthen your connection with your loved one. Together, we will work through structured, empirically-validated processes of couples and sex therapy to help you open up to each other and build (or, re-build) your bond.
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Victoria Burgess Holroyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
Overwhelmed? Struggling with relationship issues? An Affair? Step-parenting? Do fights with your partner remain unresolved? Life is messy and complicated. Smart, capable and successful people get caught in painful relationship patterns that leave them feeling disconnected, emotionally and physically. Do you feel important to your partner? Strong relationships hinge on the answer to this question. Whether I am working with a couple, family, or individual, I want my clients to learn their relationship patterns--what drives them, and more importantly, how to change them.
Overwhelmed? Struggling with relationship issues? An Affair? Step-parenting? Do fights with your partner remain unresolved? Life is messy and complicated. Smart, capable and successful people get caught in painful relationship patterns that leave them feeling disconnected, emotionally and physically. Do you feel important to your partner? Strong relationships hinge on the answer to this question. Whether I am working with a couple, family, or individual, I want my clients to learn their relationship patterns--what drives them, and more importantly, how to change them.
(757) 517-2676 View (757) 517-2676
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Dorothy Brass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23518  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Dorothy Brass. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides therapeutic counseling services. I have a career in social work that has expanded over 30 years in practicing therapy, case management, and assessment services. I have held positions in Hospice, Youth Services, Social Services, Medical, Geriatric Services, and School Social Work. My therapeutic approach is integrated and unique to each client. I use a mixture of Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My counseling style is collaborative, honest, and interactive.
Hello, I am Dorothy Brass. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides therapeutic counseling services. I have a career in social work that has expanded over 30 years in practicing therapy, case management, and assessment services. I have held positions in Hospice, Youth Services, Social Services, Medical, Geriatric Services, and School Social Work. My therapeutic approach is integrated and unique to each client. I use a mixture of Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My counseling style is collaborative, honest, and interactive.
(757) 996-5009 View (757) 996-5009
Photo of Madison Wasko, Pre-Licensed Professional in 23518, VA
Madison Wasko
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, QMHP-T
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23518
Stressing over a school project? Anxious about graduating high school or entering college? Maybe you are leaving home for the first time? Or even more personally, struggling with your faith as a young adult? I know from experience, these can be hard and isolating experiences. With my expertise and your work in and out of session, I want to help you reach your goals and find a balance with realistic, confidence building tools and a compassionate understanding that life. can. be. hard.
Stressing over a school project? Anxious about graduating high school or entering college? Maybe you are leaving home for the first time? Or even more personally, struggling with your faith as a young adult? I know from experience, these can be hard and isolating experiences. With my expertise and your work in and out of session, I want to help you reach your goals and find a balance with realistic, confidence building tools and a compassionate understanding that life. can. be. hard.
(757) 863-4434 View (757) 863-4434
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Rachel Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23518
Are you struggling to connect with your partner and feeling like you are unable to get back onto the same wavelength? Have your interactions devolved into difficult or destructive patterns? Has infidelity, addiction, or loss of trust taken you to a place in your relationship where you never thought you would be? Whether a recent event has thrown your relationship off track or disconnection has crept up over time, I can help. I want to come alongside you and your partner to help you heal and find your way back to each other.
Are you struggling to connect with your partner and feeling like you are unable to get back onto the same wavelength? Have your interactions devolved into difficult or destructive patterns? Has infidelity, addiction, or loss of trust taken you to a place in your relationship where you never thought you would be? Whether a recent event has thrown your relationship off track or disconnection has crept up over time, I can help. I want to come alongside you and your partner to help you heal and find your way back to each other.
(757) 394-8158 View (757) 394-8158
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Sarah Dawn Elaine Penston
Art Therapist, MS, LPC, ATR, CCTP, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Sarah. I'm creative & passionate in my personal & professional life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA & WA state), Registered Art Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-Level II, and Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. I believe in bringing a creative approach to all aspects of life. My counseling style is rooted in expressive arts therapy, polyvagal theory (nervous system stuff), somatic embodiment (body stuff), and trauma-informed yoga. I practice Trauma-Informed 12 Steps for those that need a witness for Step 5 or better support for Step 6.
Hi! I'm Sarah. I'm creative & passionate in my personal & professional life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA & WA state), Registered Art Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-Level II, and Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. I believe in bringing a creative approach to all aspects of life. My counseling style is rooted in expressive arts therapy, polyvagal theory (nervous system stuff), somatic embodiment (body stuff), and trauma-informed yoga. I practice Trauma-Informed 12 Steps for those that need a witness for Step 5 or better support for Step 6.
(757) 517-2947 View (757) 517-2947
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Andi O'Neill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
Even strong, smart, successful people know when to utilize the help of experts. Maybe you’re not in crisis, just a couple in a “good enough” relationship, but some of the time things get painfully off track. Or an individual whose life seems to be going pretty well on the outside – but privately, you’re hurting. Sometimes, your ways of “getting by” turn into habits that need to be amended. It’s not always clear how to go about initiating change and it helps to have an objective perspective. Counseling is a great way to improve your life. Together we will explore, identify, and rebuild habits and patterns to provide lasting change.
Even strong, smart, successful people know when to utilize the help of experts. Maybe you’re not in crisis, just a couple in a “good enough” relationship, but some of the time things get painfully off track. Or an individual whose life seems to be going pretty well on the outside – but privately, you’re hurting. Sometimes, your ways of “getting by” turn into habits that need to be amended. It’s not always clear how to go about initiating change and it helps to have an objective perspective. Counseling is a great way to improve your life. Together we will explore, identify, and rebuild habits and patterns to provide lasting change.
(757) 210-5892 x511 View (757) 210-5892 x511
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Angela F Montgomery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23518
Counseling is most effective when it is a collaborative process. Goals are established within the first few sessions intended to guide the course of our work. I will work diligently to provide you with compassionate and effective counseling that is respectful of your life experiences and individual perspective. Our ultimate goal is that your counseling experience will provide you with an opportunity for growth and healing. Together, we will strive to make each session a "safe place" to share thoughts and feelings, try new behaviors, and plan for a healthy and productive future.
Counseling is most effective when it is a collaborative process. Goals are established within the first few sessions intended to guide the course of our work. I will work diligently to provide you with compassionate and effective counseling that is respectful of your life experiences and individual perspective. Our ultimate goal is that your counseling experience will provide you with an opportunity for growth and healing. Together, we will strive to make each session a "safe place" to share thoughts and feelings, try new behaviors, and plan for a healthy and productive future.
(360) 529-3156 View (360) 529-3156
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Dr. Kerry E. Chevalier
Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23518  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I focus on relationships–with your significant other, family, friends, work, and even yourself. My passion & best work is with those facing life’s difficulties far too long, physically & emotionally drained, and feeling there’s no way out of the storm. You’re everything to everyone, always busy while feeling like you’re getting nowhere; all while looking like you have it all together. It’s overwhelming. You may never feel good enough. You may not find time to take care of yourself…or feel guilty when you do. That’s where I come in, to help you put yourself as an individual or as a couple first and find calm in the chaos.
I focus on relationships–with your significant other, family, friends, work, and even yourself. My passion & best work is with those facing life’s difficulties far too long, physically & emotionally drained, and feeling there’s no way out of the storm. You’re everything to everyone, always busy while feeling like you’re getting nowhere; all while looking like you have it all together. It’s overwhelming. You may never feel good enough. You may not find time to take care of yourself…or feel guilty when you do. That’s where I come in, to help you put yourself as an individual or as a couple first and find calm in the chaos.
(513) 434-6796 View (513) 434-6796
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Tasha Hamilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23518  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that one of the biggest keys to success in counseling is the relationship between the client and the counselor. Trust, honesty, and authenticity are essential to growth, change, and meeting your goals in therapy. As your Counselor, I will meet you where you are. I will help you to recognize unhealthy thoughts and behaviors that are holding you back, and provide you with concrete skills, concepts, and techniques that you can practice in your daily life to begin making permanent, positive, and healthy changes. Mental Health Wellness Center isn't just a name it is a goal, achieved through humor and hard work.
I believe that one of the biggest keys to success in counseling is the relationship between the client and the counselor. Trust, honesty, and authenticity are essential to growth, change, and meeting your goals in therapy. As your Counselor, I will meet you where you are. I will help you to recognize unhealthy thoughts and behaviors that are holding you back, and provide you with concrete skills, concepts, and techniques that you can practice in your daily life to begin making permanent, positive, and healthy changes. Mental Health Wellness Center isn't just a name it is a goal, achieved through humor and hard work.
(757) 720-7439 View (757) 720-7439
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LauraBeth DeHority
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23518
Struggling with loss in a relationship? Betrayal? Abandonment? Shame? Living with or beyond illness? Maybe you are caring for a loved one who is chronically ill. We all get wounded. Seeking therapy is one way to care for yourself as you navigate these challenging experiences. Even in the most difficult times of life, we have an amazing capacity to grow, learn, connect, love, and to find meaning and purpose. This can be balanced with the uncomfortable feelings of grief, survivorship, loss of intimacy and sexuality. My deep compassion blended with fierce knowing, allows me to help people make significant changes.
Struggling with loss in a relationship? Betrayal? Abandonment? Shame? Living with or beyond illness? Maybe you are caring for a loved one who is chronically ill. We all get wounded. Seeking therapy is one way to care for yourself as you navigate these challenging experiences. Even in the most difficult times of life, we have an amazing capacity to grow, learn, connect, love, and to find meaning and purpose. This can be balanced with the uncomfortable feelings of grief, survivorship, loss of intimacy and sexuality. My deep compassion blended with fierce knowing, allows me to help people make significant changes.
(757) 993-4186 View (757) 993-4186
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Lloyd Cloud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
Have you experienced childhood trauma or experienced trauma in adulthood that resulted in you feeling sad, down, low energy, anxious, fearful, or unsafe and not your usual self. Do you have difficulty keeping up with your daily routine? Lloyd Cloud Therapy Services, LLC can help you regain your usual self. Lloyd Cloud Therapy Services, LLC specialized in trauma treatment, stress management strategies and hypnosis to help you regain your usual self.
Have you experienced childhood trauma or experienced trauma in adulthood that resulted in you feeling sad, down, low energy, anxious, fearful, or unsafe and not your usual self. Do you have difficulty keeping up with your daily routine? Lloyd Cloud Therapy Services, LLC can help you regain your usual self. Lloyd Cloud Therapy Services, LLC specialized in trauma treatment, stress management strategies and hypnosis to help you regain your usual self.
(860) 323-0047 View (860) 323-0047
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Laura J. O'Neal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
Not accepting new clients
My approach is strength-based, client-centered and focused on individuals and families who are experiencing any number of life stressors or difficulties. One of the most important beliefs I hold is that change occurs through a strong therapeutic relationship and developing rapport and trust is my first priority. I have extensive training in the areas of trauma focused treatment, including EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma (CPT), mindfulness, attachment, play therapy, sand tray and expressive arts techniques. I work with adults, adolescents, children and families.
My approach is strength-based, client-centered and focused on individuals and families who are experiencing any number of life stressors or difficulties. One of the most important beliefs I hold is that change occurs through a strong therapeutic relationship and developing rapport and trust is my first priority. I have extensive training in the areas of trauma focused treatment, including EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma (CPT), mindfulness, attachment, play therapy, sand tray and expressive arts techniques. I work with adults, adolescents, children and families.
(757) 785-9690 View (757) 785-9690

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 23518

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 23518 who prioritize treating:

81% Anxiety
79% Depression
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
63% Coping Skills
60% Grief
60% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Anthem | Elevance
83% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna

How Therapists in 23518 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23518?

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.