Therapists in 23608

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Heather Coddington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608  (Online Only)
I strongly believe that people need people. We are social beings and we thrive on connection to and support from others. Whether we are going through an unusually stressful time or we need more engaged and thorough support, having someone to lean on can make a world of difference. I focus on individuals 13 years and older struggling with anxiety, LGBTQIA+ concerns, military- related issues, and women’s issues.
I strongly believe that people need people. We are social beings and we thrive on connection to and support from others. Whether we are going through an unusually stressful time or we need more engaged and thorough support, having someone to lean on can make a world of difference. I focus on individuals 13 years and older struggling with anxiety, LGBTQIA+ concerns, military- related issues, and women’s issues.
(757) 801-2979 View (757) 801-2979
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DQS Healthcare
MSW
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
I am a graduate of Norfolk State University where I earned my Bachelors of Art in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Masters in Social Work. My specialty is juveniles and adolescents. I have been a champion for youth and families in the Human Service Field for over twenty years. I am employed as an intensive in home counselor and juvenile probation officer assisting countless families. I am qualified in many areas of Mental Health but my passion is children, adolescents and young adults.
I am a graduate of Norfolk State University where I earned my Bachelors of Art in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Masters in Social Work. My specialty is juveniles and adolescents. I have been a champion for youth and families in the Human Service Field for over twenty years. I am employed as an intensive in home counselor and juvenile probation officer assisting countless families. I am qualified in many areas of Mental Health but my passion is children, adolescents and young adults.
(757) 690-2758 View (757) 690-2758
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Julissa Rosario
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
Not accepting new clients
If you are seeking someone to simply listen without judgment, I can absolutely do so in both English and Spanish. I am currently a Supervisee in Social Work and under the supervision of Dr. Sadie Sheafe, LSCW. I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens, young adults, and seniors. Regardless of your religion, race, culture, personable belief, or sexual identity and preference, I am here for you and your purpose for therapy. You can receive counseling and supportive services related to any of my specialties. Puedes obtener terapia y servicios de apoyo asociados a cualqueria de mis especialidades.
If you are seeking someone to simply listen without judgment, I can absolutely do so in both English and Spanish. I am currently a Supervisee in Social Work and under the supervision of Dr. Sadie Sheafe, LSCW. I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens, young adults, and seniors. Regardless of your religion, race, culture, personable belief, or sexual identity and preference, I am here for you and your purpose for therapy. You can receive counseling and supportive services related to any of my specialties. Puedes obtener terapia y servicios de apoyo asociados a cualqueria de mis especialidades.
(917) 808-3365 View (917) 808-3365
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Douglas Muller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, CSAC
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC). I earned an MA in Social Work, MA in Correctional Counseling and a Ph.D. in Urban Services/Counseling. I provide therapy in a number of areas: serious mentally ill, marriage & family, drug/alcohol, adult Attention Deficit Disorder & family therapy. I also work with the LGBTQIA community.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC). I earned an MA in Social Work, MA in Correctional Counseling and a Ph.D. in Urban Services/Counseling. I provide therapy in a number of areas: serious mentally ill, marriage & family, drug/alcohol, adult Attention Deficit Disorder & family therapy. I also work with the LGBTQIA community.
(757) 926-0286 View (757) 926-0286
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Jamika Isaacs-Poole
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23608  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Jamika, and I am a Licensed Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. I graduated from Capella University with my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I love to work with children, couples, biological families, blended families, and individuals. I have experience working with clients who exhibit ADHD, adjustment issues, anxiety, behavioral concerns, depression, family conflict, grief, relationship issues, and trauma. Also, as an individual who served 10 years in the United States Army, I can understand the military lifestyle and the adjustment period that comes with transitioning into a civilian.
Hi, my name is Jamika, and I am a Licensed Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. I graduated from Capella University with my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I love to work with children, couples, biological families, blended families, and individuals. I have experience working with clients who exhibit ADHD, adjustment issues, anxiety, behavioral concerns, depression, family conflict, grief, relationship issues, and trauma. Also, as an individual who served 10 years in the United States Army, I can understand the military lifestyle and the adjustment period that comes with transitioning into a civilian.
(757) 767-4355 View (757) 767-4355
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Sadie F Sheafe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ABSDip, BCD
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
I am Licensed Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst, Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Diplomate, Board of Clinical Sexology. I have been a therapist for over 30 years. My team of Psychiatrists,Psychologists & clinicians service over 500 clients monthly. This team approach affords you an opportunity to capitalize on the 150 years of therapeutic expertise of the entire staff. Their specialties include: Marriage/Couple/divorce, Work Related Stress, Depression, Addictions, Gay/Lesbian/Gender Issues, Sex counseling & therapy, Anger Management, PTSD, Juveniles & Adolescent, Physical -Emotional-Verbal Abuse, Grief, Attention functioning & learning disorders
I am Licensed Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst, Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Diplomate, Board of Clinical Sexology. I have been a therapist for over 30 years. My team of Psychiatrists,Psychologists & clinicians service over 500 clients monthly. This team approach affords you an opportunity to capitalize on the 150 years of therapeutic expertise of the entire staff. Their specialties include: Marriage/Couple/divorce, Work Related Stress, Depression, Addictions, Gay/Lesbian/Gender Issues, Sex counseling & therapy, Anger Management, PTSD, Juveniles & Adolescent, Physical -Emotional-Verbal Abuse, Grief, Attention functioning & learning disorders
(888) 657-2343 View (888) 657-2343
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Future Masters Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
Stuck in a cycle of unhealthy relationships, struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or substance disorder issues? Or maybe you don't know how or what you are feeling, but know "something's not right". My mottos is, "Expect What You Accept". Therefore, accept no less than the best from yourself & others. Then expect to be empowered, resilient, respected, and heard. Let me join you on your journey. Let us focus on the solution (s) and not the problem (s). By maximizing your strengths, let me help you become the master of your future.
Stuck in a cycle of unhealthy relationships, struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or substance disorder issues? Or maybe you don't know how or what you are feeling, but know "something's not right". My mottos is, "Expect What You Accept". Therefore, accept no less than the best from yourself & others. Then expect to be empowered, resilient, respected, and heard. Let me join you on your journey. Let us focus on the solution (s) and not the problem (s). By maximizing your strengths, let me help you become the master of your future.
(757) 210-5566 View (757) 210-5566
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BraveWithin Counseling EMDR Certified Therapist VA
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608  (Online Only)
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks or even the act of over thinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray itself through our emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks or even the act of over thinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray itself through our emotional, physical and spiritual health.
(844) 502-7283 View (844) 502-7283
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Dqs Communications Healthcare Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LPC, CSAC, BCD
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
In over 150 combined years of clinical experience we have worked with thousands of individuals who want to learn how to cope with current conditions, make quality of life improvements, change relationships, alter behaviors and feel better. Our goal is to help you better understand yourself and accurately clarify what you wish for. We specialize in behavioral, sexual and psychological conditions. These services are available for families, individuals, couples, juveniles, adolescents and the LGBTQIA community; Individual and groups are available. Phone & Video counseling are available throughout the US, the Caribbean and in certain parts of the European continent!
In over 150 combined years of clinical experience we have worked with thousands of individuals who want to learn how to cope with current conditions, make quality of life improvements, change relationships, alter behaviors and feel better. Our goal is to help you better understand yourself and accurately clarify what you wish for. We specialize in behavioral, sexual and psychological conditions. These services are available for families, individuals, couples, juveniles, adolescents and the LGBTQIA community; Individual and groups are available. Phone & Video counseling are available throughout the US, the Caribbean and in certain parts of the European continent!
(888) 657-2343 View (888) 657-2343
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Melba 'bettye' White-Tregellas
LCSW, ACSW
Newport News, VA 23608  (Online Only)
In close to 50 years of providing counseling and therapy there is hardly any concern or issue that I have not encountered. I care about my clients and their recovery. I have personally worked with thousands of men, women and children of all nationalities, creeds, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Call me today for a timely and convenient appointment.Helping individuals reach their goals has been my passion for most of my life: Military, Veterans, Seniors, Adults Families and children are all welcome. Most insurances are accepted and I provide a sliding scale for those who do not have insurance.
In close to 50 years of providing counseling and therapy there is hardly any concern or issue that I have not encountered. I care about my clients and their recovery. I have personally worked with thousands of men, women and children of all nationalities, creeds, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Call me today for a timely and convenient appointment.Helping individuals reach their goals has been my passion for most of my life: Military, Veterans, Seniors, Adults Families and children are all welcome. Most insurances are accepted and I provide a sliding scale for those who do not have insurance.
(757) 785-9061 View (757) 785-9061
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Katherine M Illgen - Manifest Wellness Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT, CCTP
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Katherine and I'm here to help you achieve your goals and improve your well-being. I am an affirming therapist and specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I work with all populations including the LGBTQ+ and trans communities. I work with individuals ages 16+ and offer judgment-free care in a safe setting... so come as you are. I have immediate openings, so you won't have to wait weeks to get help. You can book a free consultation or an appointment with me at www.headway.co/providers/katherine-illgen
Hello, I'm Katherine and I'm here to help you achieve your goals and improve your well-being. I am an affirming therapist and specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I work with all populations including the LGBTQ+ and trans communities. I work with individuals ages 16+ and offer judgment-free care in a safe setting... so come as you are. I have immediate openings, so you won't have to wait weeks to get help. You can book a free consultation or an appointment with me at www.headway.co/providers/katherine-illgen
(757) 273-8685 View (757) 273-8685
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Rhonda S Roscoe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS, DBT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23608
In whatever phase of life you find yourself, therapy can be beneficial to uncover the masks that keep us from growing and becoming. It is my belief that healing hidden wounds are necessary in one’s quest to break free from destructive patterns that hinder growth in various areas of one’s life. My approach is person centered, strengths-based, and solution focused. I have over 15 years of individual and group counseling experience, providing services to various populations. I counsel with compassion and a desire to understand my clients in their context, to include their personal experiences that formed their perspectives.
In whatever phase of life you find yourself, therapy can be beneficial to uncover the masks that keep us from growing and becoming. It is my belief that healing hidden wounds are necessary in one’s quest to break free from destructive patterns that hinder growth in various areas of one’s life. My approach is person centered, strengths-based, and solution focused. I have over 15 years of individual and group counseling experience, providing services to various populations. I counsel with compassion and a desire to understand my clients in their context, to include their personal experiences that formed their perspectives.
(757) 529-3072 View (757) 529-3072
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Curtis Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
Not accepting new clients
I have been a licensed Board Certified Clinical Social Worker since 2015. My forte is conducting assessments of serious & complicated cases involving mental illness, drug addiction, and other high-risk diagnoses such as: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Marriage & Family Counseling. I also have past experience working with individuals that have childhood trauma that may still struggle with those experiences in adulthood. All of our sessions here at DQS Healthcare are private and confidential.
I have been a licensed Board Certified Clinical Social Worker since 2015. My forte is conducting assessments of serious & complicated cases involving mental illness, drug addiction, and other high-risk diagnoses such as: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Marriage & Family Counseling. I also have past experience working with individuals that have childhood trauma that may still struggle with those experiences in adulthood. All of our sessions here at DQS Healthcare are private and confidential.
(757) 349-1160 View (757) 349-1160
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Enhancing Success LLC
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, CCTP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23608  (Online Only)
I work best with individuals and couples who are motivated for change. The clients' I work best with initially report depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual concerns, relationship concerns, difficulty with effective communication and/or self-esteem struggles. Clients who are insightful and willing to try a new approach experience success in the therapeutic process with me. I also provide psychosocial evaluations for Hardship Waivers (I-601 and I-601A), Cancellation of Removal, VAWA and Spousal Abuse, U-Visas, Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture.
I work best with individuals and couples who are motivated for change. The clients' I work best with initially report depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual concerns, relationship concerns, difficulty with effective communication and/or self-esteem struggles. Clients who are insightful and willing to try a new approach experience success in the therapeutic process with me. I also provide psychosocial evaluations for Hardship Waivers (I-601 and I-601A), Cancellation of Removal, VAWA and Spousal Abuse, U-Visas, Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture.
(561) 783-3073 View (561) 783-3073
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Anita Wiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
Sometimes we all feel overwhelmed and need to learn healthier ways to cope. Stress can impact your relationships, work, and your physical wellbeing. Whether your concern centers around family issues, work or school pressures, relationships, illness, or one of life's many unexpected challenges - we can work together to develop your strengths and coping skills, with the overall goal of you living a life of optimal wellness. I have been in the mental health field for over 25 years. I earned my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a LCSW since 1995.
Sometimes we all feel overwhelmed and need to learn healthier ways to cope. Stress can impact your relationships, work, and your physical wellbeing. Whether your concern centers around family issues, work or school pressures, relationships, illness, or one of life's many unexpected challenges - we can work together to develop your strengths and coping skills, with the overall goal of you living a life of optimal wellness. I have been in the mental health field for over 25 years. I earned my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a LCSW since 1995.
(540) 900-3302 View (540) 900-3302
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Helping Homes Counseling & Wellness LLC
Counselor, MS, , LMHC
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
Are you struggling with things which seem to be beyond your control? Are you worried? Do family and friends find it difficult to understand your motives or thinking patterns? Do you find it challenging to establish relationships? Why worry about it when you can talk about it! Roderick’s counseling style is considered a “ Judgement free zone." Sessions are HOPE-filled and tailored for your needs. In our sessions you will learn tools to become a better version of yourself with the ability to have a more productive life. He can help you work through your fears and anxiety. He specializes in helping individuals, couples and families.
Are you struggling with things which seem to be beyond your control? Are you worried? Do family and friends find it difficult to understand your motives or thinking patterns? Do you find it challenging to establish relationships? Why worry about it when you can talk about it! Roderick’s counseling style is considered a “ Judgement free zone." Sessions are HOPE-filled and tailored for your needs. In our sessions you will learn tools to become a better version of yourself with the ability to have a more productive life. He can help you work through your fears and anxiety. He specializes in helping individuals, couples and families.
(386) 344-7575 View (386) 344-7575
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Elsa Beck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC(S), RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23608
Not accepting new clients
NOTE: I Am Not Taking New Clients. I am a bilingual (Spanish & English) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (Supervisor) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). I use a variety of approaches in my clinical work with children and adults including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Approaches are selected and adapted to fit the client's age, interests, and treatment needs. I work with individual children and families, individual adults and couples, and offer parenting consultation.
NOTE: I Am Not Taking New Clients. I am a bilingual (Spanish & English) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (Supervisor) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). I use a variety of approaches in my clinical work with children and adults including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Approaches are selected and adapted to fit the client's age, interests, and treatment needs. I work with individual children and families, individual adults and couples, and offer parenting consultation.
(757) 517-2892 View (757) 517-2892
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Sarah P. Parks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23608
Not accepting new clients
Counseling is an opportunity to walk alongside someone struggling with issues that are common to humans, but impacting them in a particular way. I consider it an honor to be invited into another's thought life and I seek to offer perspective, provide encouragement, and nurture growth through difficult circumstances. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and have additional training in biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (ccef.org). I have 17 years of clinical social work experience.
Counseling is an opportunity to walk alongside someone struggling with issues that are common to humans, but impacting them in a particular way. I consider it an honor to be invited into another's thought life and I seek to offer perspective, provide encouragement, and nurture growth through difficult circumstances. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and have additional training in biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (ccef.org). I have 17 years of clinical social work experience.
(757) 301-5838 View (757) 301-5838
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Transitions Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, NBCC, NBCCH, PlayThe
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
I enjoy working with clients who are dealing with life changes and transitions. I like to show people different ways of thinking about their issues. I have a number of ways to help people to get in touch with their feelings and to change the way they respond to situations and handle conflict in relationships. I help them to find ways to compromise, use the energy that comes from strong feelings, and to slow down their reactivity before they do harm to others. I deal with grief, anger, pain, loss, depression, and anxiety. I provide a safe place for clients.
I enjoy working with clients who are dealing with life changes and transitions. I like to show people different ways of thinking about their issues. I have a number of ways to help people to get in touch with their feelings and to change the way they respond to situations and handle conflict in relationships. I help them to find ways to compromise, use the energy that comes from strong feelings, and to slow down their reactivity before they do harm to others. I deal with grief, anger, pain, loss, depression, and anxiety. I provide a safe place for clients.
(757) 372-4389 View (757) 372-4389
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Vonetta C Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a very diverse professional background. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, forensic, and military settings within private and government agencies. I have worked with high functioning adults and adolescents, the severely mentally ill, service members and their families and persons involved in domestic violence incidents. I am considered a specialist in conducting individual assessments as well as educational, group, and couple's therapy. Some of the treatment approaches I have used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Patient Center therapy, Integrative Behavioral Health, Motivational interviewing, Behavioral Modification and psychotherapeutic interventions.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a very diverse professional background. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, forensic, and military settings within private and government agencies. I have worked with high functioning adults and adolescents, the severely mentally ill, service members and their families and persons involved in domestic violence incidents. I am considered a specialist in conducting individual assessments as well as educational, group, and couple's therapy. Some of the treatment approaches I have used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Patient Center therapy, Integrative Behavioral Health, Motivational interviewing, Behavioral Modification and psychotherapeutic interventions.
(757) 600-0117 View (757) 600-0117

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Number of Therapists in 23608

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 23608 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Stress
67% Anger Management
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Cigna and Evernorth
79% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 23608 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23608?

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.