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Kimberly Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! My name is Kim Allen and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. I think about the times in life when you can become so overwhelmed with everything that you are unsure where to begin to put things together in a way that makes sense. Relationships, school, work, and other responsibilities can all feel as though they are urgently competing for your immediate attention. There seems to be not enough time or energy to give to everything and everyone. Living on auto-pilot, going through the motions, and feeling so overwhelmed can all take a toll on your overall well-being, including mental health.
Hi! My name is Kim Allen and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. I think about the times in life when you can become so overwhelmed with everything that you are unsure where to begin to put things together in a way that makes sense. Relationships, school, work, and other responsibilities can all feel as though they are urgently competing for your immediate attention. There seems to be not enough time or energy to give to everything and everyone. Living on auto-pilot, going through the motions, and feeling so overwhelmed can all take a toll on your overall well-being, including mental health.
(804) 656-5817 View (804) 656-5817
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Haley Cutler
MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23600
Immediate openings! My work focuses on individuals between the ages of 12-25. Our youth is facing so much societal pressure, so I strive to provide a safe and comfortable space for my clients to feel supported and understood. We will work together to build a tool box of coping skills. I have lots of experience in working with individuals who are struggling with OCD, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression, self harm, adjustment concerns, and self esteem. I also have some experience in working with youth who may be in early stages of eating disorders.
Immediate openings! My work focuses on individuals between the ages of 12-25. Our youth is facing so much societal pressure, so I strive to provide a safe and comfortable space for my clients to feel supported and understood. We will work together to build a tool box of coping skills. I have lots of experience in working with individuals who are struggling with OCD, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression, self harm, adjustment concerns, and self esteem. I also have some experience in working with youth who may be in early stages of eating disorders.
(757) 207-2762 View (757) 207-2762
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Zalene J Brant
Resident in Counseling, LPC-R, ATR, CSAC-S
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600  (Online Only)
I have a passion for helping children, teens, adults and families thrive emotionally and mentally. With years of experience in the field, my expertise lies in addressing a range of challenges, including addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma and grief/loss. I use principles of Art Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Person Centered / Client Centered which focuses on creating secure emotional connections, offering a safe and supportive environment for young minds to explore their emotions, experiences, and relationships.
I have a passion for helping children, teens, adults and families thrive emotionally and mentally. With years of experience in the field, my expertise lies in addressing a range of challenges, including addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma and grief/loss. I use principles of Art Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Person Centered / Client Centered which focuses on creating secure emotional connections, offering a safe and supportive environment for young minds to explore their emotions, experiences, and relationships.
(804) 485-2301 View (804) 485-2301
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Lifestyle Wellness Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23600  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. My passion is to bring hope and mindful healing to children, adolescents, and adults. Whether you have experienced trauma, grief and loss, situational stress, situational changes, or are just feeling "off," mindful therapy can help. I utilize a variety of therapeutic practice modalities and interventions to best fit the needs and goals of each individual client including CBT, anger management, parent training, and mindfulness-based approaches. I have experience providing counseling services to a variety of individuals, in various settings.
Accepting new clients. My passion is to bring hope and mindful healing to children, adolescents, and adults. Whether you have experienced trauma, grief and loss, situational stress, situational changes, or are just feeling "off," mindful therapy can help. I utilize a variety of therapeutic practice modalities and interventions to best fit the needs and goals of each individual client including CBT, anger management, parent training, and mindfulness-based approaches. I have experience providing counseling services to a variety of individuals, in various settings.
(757) 909-6675 View (757) 909-6675
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Kimberly Grebb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23600  (Online Only)
Hello! Whatever you're searching for, I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in prenatal, postpartum and maternal mental health and parenting. I have advanced training in treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C). I am also a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) with years of experience helping children and families thrive. I aim to help women of all ages and stages regain a sense of connection, joy, and self amid all of life's ups and downs. My goal is to help you feel empowered and confident in each of the many roles you play in life.
Hello! Whatever you're searching for, I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in prenatal, postpartum and maternal mental health and parenting. I have advanced training in treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C). I am also a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) with years of experience helping children and families thrive. I aim to help women of all ages and stages regain a sense of connection, joy, and self amid all of life's ups and downs. My goal is to help you feel empowered and confident in each of the many roles you play in life.
(757) 300-0388 View (757) 300-0388
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Mackenzie Reed The Healing Project
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23600
Please visit the link beneath my picture to tour our website and explore all of the clinicians available at The Healing Project! We live in such a busy and changing world. Sometimes it feels like we are drowning, like we can't possibly make it another day, or get all the things done. Too often we forget to step back and breathe, focus on what isn't working, and make positive changes to experience life to its fullest. Or maybe we don't know where to start, or the journey feels too daunting. If you are ready to simplify life, enjoy life, and find solutions, I am here to walk with you on that journey!
Please visit the link beneath my picture to tour our website and explore all of the clinicians available at The Healing Project! We live in such a busy and changing world. Sometimes it feels like we are drowning, like we can't possibly make it another day, or get all the things done. Too often we forget to step back and breathe, focus on what isn't working, and make positive changes to experience life to its fullest. Or maybe we don't know where to start, or the journey feels too daunting. If you are ready to simplify life, enjoy life, and find solutions, I am here to walk with you on that journey!
(757) 209-2673 View (757) 209-2673
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Willnetta Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23600
Accepting NEW clients! Are you currently adjusting to a major change in life? Do you find yourself worrying or uncertain about what’s to come? Maybe your relationship is coming to an end, and you want to pick up the pieces to put yourself back together again. Are experiencing increased stress and anxiety? Could it be that something feels off but you’re unsure of what exactly. Life can at times feel like a rollercoaster. It is okay not to feel okay! What we think and feel can often show up through our behaviors in our relationships and everyday engagements. If any of that resonates with you, you came to the right place!
Accepting NEW clients! Are you currently adjusting to a major change in life? Do you find yourself worrying or uncertain about what’s to come? Maybe your relationship is coming to an end, and you want to pick up the pieces to put yourself back together again. Are experiencing increased stress and anxiety? Could it be that something feels off but you’re unsure of what exactly. Life can at times feel like a rollercoaster. It is okay not to feel okay! What we think and feel can often show up through our behaviors in our relationships and everyday engagements. If any of that resonates with you, you came to the right place!
(804) 441-9415 View (804) 441-9415
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The Mahogany Projek, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600  (Online Only)
The Mahogany Projek was created out love for human beings, passion for helping others and a need that Sharde' O., LPC, CCTP, LTSAP, LMFT saw in the community of mental health and substance abuse. In working with various mental health and substance abuse agencies and populations there emerged a need in response to her purpose to engage people in the experience of finding their best selves and living their truth.  While engaging a variety of clients and investing in counseling services herself, she noticed the need for both creative counseling services, consulting services, ethical and holistic mental health & SA services.
The Mahogany Projek was created out love for human beings, passion for helping others and a need that Sharde' O., LPC, CCTP, LTSAP, LMFT saw in the community of mental health and substance abuse. In working with various mental health and substance abuse agencies and populations there emerged a need in response to her purpose to engage people in the experience of finding their best selves and living their truth.  While engaging a variety of clients and investing in counseling services herself, she noticed the need for both creative counseling services, consulting services, ethical and holistic mental health & SA services.
(757) 267-6465 View (757) 267-6465
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Marcus L Riggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600
We all are constructionists as we attempt to build our lives. It is my desire to help my clients through any difficulties that are affecting your ability to live life with purpose. I incorporate an integrative approach to assist individuals in working through their current difficulties. My passion is to help you reach your goals and address your interrelated domains (mind, body, and soul) so that you can bring balance and inner peace back to your life. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families in an open and honest session where your concerns and difficulties guide the session towards solutions and healing.
We all are constructionists as we attempt to build our lives. It is my desire to help my clients through any difficulties that are affecting your ability to live life with purpose. I incorporate an integrative approach to assist individuals in working through their current difficulties. My passion is to help you reach your goals and address your interrelated domains (mind, body, and soul) so that you can bring balance and inner peace back to your life. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families in an open and honest session where your concerns and difficulties guide the session towards solutions and healing.
(757) 703-4523 View (757) 703-4523
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Crystal Bland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23600
Crystal Bland is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has 13 years of experience in the mental health field. Crystal specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, and general phase of life challenges. Crystal completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. At VCU, her desire to help became ignited as she assisted in many volunteer efforts to help others throughout the city.
Crystal Bland is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has 13 years of experience in the mental health field. Crystal specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, and general phase of life challenges. Crystal completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. At VCU, her desire to help became ignited as she assisted in many volunteer efforts to help others throughout the city.
(757) 520-0742 View (757) 520-0742
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Tiffany Jenkins
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23600
I have spent much of my life driving the success of mental health initiatives from the systems and counseling level. This involved tackling issues through policy development and direct counseling initiatives. As a psychotherapist, I bring my wealth of experience to the outpatient setting, facilitating others to become their best selves through kindness and strategic supports. I practice from the belief that we can all live meaningful, fulfilling lives if we have genuine, knowledgeable supports cheering us forward.
I have spent much of my life driving the success of mental health initiatives from the systems and counseling level. This involved tackling issues through policy development and direct counseling initiatives. As a psychotherapist, I bring my wealth of experience to the outpatient setting, facilitating others to become their best selves through kindness and strategic supports. I practice from the belief that we can all live meaningful, fulfilling lives if we have genuine, knowledgeable supports cheering us forward.
(804) 258-4956 View (804) 258-4956
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Briana Turner
Resident in Counseling, MA, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600  (Online Only)
Greetings, I am Briana Turner, a current Ph.D. candidate, and resident in counseling. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and I strive to create a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for all clients. I enjoy working with individuals as they pilot through various challenges of life. I can support individuals with assistance in gaining various coping skills, identifying goals, and ways to improve their overall quality of life.
Greetings, I am Briana Turner, a current Ph.D. candidate, and resident in counseling. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and I strive to create a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for all clients. I enjoy working with individuals as they pilot through various challenges of life. I can support individuals with assistance in gaining various coping skills, identifying goals, and ways to improve their overall quality of life.
(757) 210-5359 View (757) 210-5359
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Luxtracia Gregory
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, MAC, CSAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23600  (Online Only)
I am a person of strong faith and belief that with the care and support of those that are chosen to accompany us on our journey, we can heal our hurts, overcome our challenges and achieve our goals.
I am a person of strong faith and belief that with the care and support of those that are chosen to accompany us on our journey, we can heal our hurts, overcome our challenges and achieve our goals.
(757) 280-3230 View (757) 280-3230
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Lifebulb Counseling and Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600
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) 571-8629 View (757) 571-8629
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Saghi Tehran, PMHNP, NP
PMHNP, NP
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600
Saghi Tehran is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works with both children and adults and is an expert in eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. She is personal, and professional and takes the time to know and build rapport with her patients. Previous employments include: Rady Children’s Hosp. Psychiatric Emergency Department, San Ysidro, and UCSD Eating Disorder Center. Saghi Tehran is the Medical Director at Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness and treats patients in their partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient program.
Saghi Tehran is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works with both children and adults and is an expert in eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. She is personal, and professional and takes the time to know and build rapport with her patients. Previous employments include: Rady Children’s Hosp. Psychiatric Emergency Department, San Ysidro, and UCSD Eating Disorder Center. Saghi Tehran is the Medical Director at Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness and treats patients in their partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient program.
(757) 993-7438 View (757) 993-7438
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Leviticus Lofton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600
It’s not uncommon to think that the challenges you carry and the problems you face are too complicated and overwhelming for anyone else to possibly understand. While your experiences are unique to you, your hearts response to them are very common to all human beings. I have the experience and passion to help you right where you are. I will help you begin to reconnect what feels disconnected. My goal is to help you experience the healing and support you are worth to restore your hope in leading the life you crave.
It’s not uncommon to think that the challenges you carry and the problems you face are too complicated and overwhelming for anyone else to possibly understand. While your experiences are unique to you, your hearts response to them are very common to all human beings. I have the experience and passion to help you right where you are. I will help you begin to reconnect what feels disconnected. My goal is to help you experience the healing and support you are worth to restore your hope in leading the life you crave.
(757) 210-6038 View (757) 210-6038
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Joshua N King Sr.
Pastoral Counselor, BA, MDiv
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600
If you are reading this, you have taken the first step. Counseling can often be overwhelming, but the benefits often exceed expectations, leaving a person feeling with a sense of control and the ability to move forward. The most put together people can find themselves feeling anxious, stressed and overwhelmed due to life’s challenges. I aim to provide a professional, safe and judgment-free environment that allows people to find ways to the manage internal and external pressures they may be experiencing. Let me guide you to understanding on how to move past those feelings that hinder you from growing, healing and moving forward.
If you are reading this, you have taken the first step. Counseling can often be overwhelming, but the benefits often exceed expectations, leaving a person feeling with a sense of control and the ability to move forward. The most put together people can find themselves feeling anxious, stressed and overwhelmed due to life’s challenges. I aim to provide a professional, safe and judgment-free environment that allows people to find ways to the manage internal and external pressures they may be experiencing. Let me guide you to understanding on how to move past those feelings that hinder you from growing, healing and moving forward.
(757) 384-1690 View (757) 384-1690
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Tonya E. Goff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CADC, CSAC-S
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to set boundaries? Do you feel like you have lost your voice? Are you struggling to feel value in yourself? Do you feel like you're suffering from being trapped in a "raggedy old relationship"? If that is you, Look No Further, help IS here! I am here to help you with learning to set boundaries, taking your relationship from raggedy to peaceful, walking through a journey of self explorations and restoring your self-esteem/worth. I will give you practical tools to help you start that journey into peace and happiness. Call now and book your session with me today!
Are you struggling to set boundaries? Do you feel like you have lost your voice? Are you struggling to feel value in yourself? Do you feel like you're suffering from being trapped in a "raggedy old relationship"? If that is you, Look No Further, help IS here! I am here to help you with learning to set boundaries, taking your relationship from raggedy to peaceful, walking through a journey of self explorations and restoring your self-esteem/worth. I will give you practical tools to help you start that journey into peace and happiness. Call now and book your session with me today!
(757) 563-1028 View (757) 563-1028
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Alicia M Rincones
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600
One of the things that makes me unique as a counselor is that I don't mind walking the hard road of restoration with my clients, regardless of how ugly or traumatic their past may have been. I am personable and bring myself to the table while remaining within the confines of ethics and keeping it authentic 100% of the time. So, if you are looking for a counselor who promotes growth and change and will tell you the TRUTH and not just what you want to hear, here I am! Most importantly, I aim to remind those who have endured the Storms of life that Restoration, Transformation, Healing, and recovery are possible if you believe.
One of the things that makes me unique as a counselor is that I don't mind walking the hard road of restoration with my clients, regardless of how ugly or traumatic their past may have been. I am personable and bring myself to the table while remaining within the confines of ethics and keeping it authentic 100% of the time. So, if you are looking for a counselor who promotes growth and change and will tell you the TRUTH and not just what you want to hear, here I am! Most importantly, I aim to remind those who have endured the Storms of life that Restoration, Transformation, Healing, and recovery are possible if you believe.
(757) 255-7455 View (757) 255-7455
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Louisa Bennitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23600
I work with adolescents and adults who are seeking help in addressing your unique challenges, including mood and personality disorders, trauma, autism, and other diagnosable conditions. Everyday stressors can cause difficulties for everyone, but I find it important to understand the impact on you as an individual. I am trained in EMDR Therapy and additionally use a combination of approaches and techniques from CBT, DBT, IFS, mindfulness, psychodynamic, play, art, solution-focused, and client-centered, and I will help you address what is important to you in a way that is as unique as you are.
I work with adolescents and adults who are seeking help in addressing your unique challenges, including mood and personality disorders, trauma, autism, and other diagnosable conditions. Everyday stressors can cause difficulties for everyone, but I find it important to understand the impact on you as an individual. I am trained in EMDR Therapy and additionally use a combination of approaches and techniques from CBT, DBT, IFS, mindfulness, psychodynamic, play, art, solution-focused, and client-centered, and I will help you address what is important to you in a way that is as unique as you are.
(757) 345-6428 View (757) 345-6428

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 23600

20+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in 23600 who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
88% Anxiety
80% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Anthem | Elevance
76% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Optima | Sentara

How Therapists in 23600 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23600?

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.