Therapists in 23803

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Lauren Magruder
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Are you a mother that has struggled with managing the responsibilities of a new child? Are you a NICU mother who is struggling with the traumatic birth and experience? Are you a mother who has had difficulty feeling like yourself after giving birth to your baby? There are many different stressors related to being a parent. There is also no shame in seeking help.
Are you a mother that has struggled with managing the responsibilities of a new child? Are you a NICU mother who is struggling with the traumatic birth and experience? Are you a mother who has had difficulty feeling like yourself after giving birth to your baby? There are many different stressors related to being a parent. There is also no shame in seeking help.
(804) 336-3799 View (804) 336-3799
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Alexis Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
Alexis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She specializes in providing personalized mental health services in VA and NC, with a focus on young adults, women's issues, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. As a birthworker/Doula herself, Alexis also offers support for other birthworkers, providing unique insights and assistance. She offers compassionate therapy for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, tailoring her approach to meet their unique needs and experiences.
Alexis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She specializes in providing personalized mental health services in VA and NC, with a focus on young adults, women's issues, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. As a birthworker/Doula herself, Alexis also offers support for other birthworkers, providing unique insights and assistance. She offers compassionate therapy for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, tailoring her approach to meet their unique needs and experiences.
(804) 251-2791 View (804) 251-2791
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Arsheia Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSOTP, CSAC, LSATP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
Not accepting new clients
Do you ever find yourself battling negative thoughts? Feeling overwhelmed with trying to cope with feelings? Are you in need of a space where you can feel seen and heard? Whether you are facing loss, traumas, family conflict, life transitions or difficulty with social wellness, my collaborative and supportive style supports you as you work toward your wellness goals.
Do you ever find yourself battling negative thoughts? Feeling overwhelmed with trying to cope with feelings? Are you in need of a space where you can feel seen and heard? Whether you are facing loss, traumas, family conflict, life transitions or difficulty with social wellness, my collaborative and supportive style supports you as you work toward your wellness goals.
(804) 203-0618 View (804) 203-0618
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Progressive Counseling Associates LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LSATP
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Many times, people seek counseling because they are unhappy, feel stressed or frustrated with a relationship or situation. When things seem to be getting worse, not better, despite your efforts to change, counseling can help. I want to thank you in advance for choosing counseling to make a positive change in your life. As a counseling professional with more than 20 years of experience helping adults, college students, adolescents, and children, I firmly believe that counseling leads to emotional healing, personal, and spiritual growth.
Many times, people seek counseling because they are unhappy, feel stressed or frustrated with a relationship or situation. When things seem to be getting worse, not better, despite your efforts to change, counseling can help. I want to thank you in advance for choosing counseling to make a positive change in your life. As a counseling professional with more than 20 years of experience helping adults, college students, adolescents, and children, I firmly believe that counseling leads to emotional healing, personal, and spiritual growth.
(804) 721-5854 View (804) 721-5854
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Charita Threatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Charita Threatt and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an extensive background and training working with individuals with mental health and behavioral health issues as well as those that struggle with daily stress of relationships, work and depression. My private practice is based on person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing therapies. I can assist individuals with coping skills, improving their self-esteem, depression and anxiety symptoms, communication skills, problem solving, relational problems and grief counseling.I work with couples and families to assist them with building a healthy home environment geared towards strengthening the family unit.
My name is Charita Threatt and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an extensive background and training working with individuals with mental health and behavioral health issues as well as those that struggle with daily stress of relationships, work and depression. My private practice is based on person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing therapies. I can assist individuals with coping skills, improving their self-esteem, depression and anxiety symptoms, communication skills, problem solving, relational problems and grief counseling.I work with couples and families to assist them with building a healthy home environment geared towards strengthening the family unit.
(804) 265-0053 View (804) 265-0053
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Marquitia Glass
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
MarQuitia has experience in working with vast populations. MarQuitia is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is currently only accepting clients ages 7 through 19, utilizing this therapeutic approach. Through this approach, MarQuitia will assist the individual and their family In learning more about trauma, it’s affects on the individual and the family , and processing and working through their trauma. For more information about TF-CBT visit the website tfcbt.org or contact MarQuitia for more information.
MarQuitia has experience in working with vast populations. MarQuitia is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is currently only accepting clients ages 7 through 19, utilizing this therapeutic approach. Through this approach, MarQuitia will assist the individual and their family In learning more about trauma, it’s affects on the individual and the family , and processing and working through their trauma. For more information about TF-CBT visit the website tfcbt.org or contact MarQuitia for more information.
(571) 946-1536 View (571) 946-1536
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Compassion Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello, my name is Carla Jones and I have been practicing since 2001. I have been working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss, as well as other life challenges. I like the Cognitive-behavioral and Dialectal Behavioral approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn strategies to manage their symptoms, emotions and thought life. Each session is unique to meet your specific needs.
Hello, my name is Carla Jones and I have been practicing since 2001. I have been working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss, as well as other life challenges. I like the Cognitive-behavioral and Dialectal Behavioral approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn strategies to manage their symptoms, emotions and thought life. Each session is unique to meet your specific needs.
(804) 534-2315 View (804) 534-2315
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Growing Grounded Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
We love working with clients eager to discover their identity, purpose, and strengths. As clinicians, we work with individuals and families on developing healthy relationships, interpersonal dynamics, and communication. Clinicians in our office especially work well with people processing ADHD diagnoses and symptoms, spiritual trauma, identity and purpose, and anxiety and trauma. We incorporate animal-therapy, art, play, and other mindful activities into sessions. Our clinicians provide affirming care to all clients and are passionate about collaborating with clients to advocate for equitable support structures in various contexts.
We love working with clients eager to discover their identity, purpose, and strengths. As clinicians, we work with individuals and families on developing healthy relationships, interpersonal dynamics, and communication. Clinicians in our office especially work well with people processing ADHD diagnoses and symptoms, spiritual trauma, identity and purpose, and anxiety and trauma. We incorporate animal-therapy, art, play, and other mindful activities into sessions. Our clinicians provide affirming care to all clients and are passionate about collaborating with clients to advocate for equitable support structures in various contexts.
(804) 596-4936 View (804) 596-4936
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Edward Council
LPC Intern
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Mr. Council, a dedicated Resident in Counseling (RIC) with a unique military background and active knowledge in providing treatment for mental trauma, PTSD, self-harm, sexual struggles, addictions, eating disorders, and other compulsive behaviors. Mr. Council has a profound understanding of the challenges faced by individuals who have served in the military and is passionately committed to helping them navigate the path to mental wellness. He has experience in providing both marital and premarital counseling. He is highly experienced in providing counseling/therapy methods for most kinds of depression and anxiety disorders as well.
Mr. Council, a dedicated Resident in Counseling (RIC) with a unique military background and active knowledge in providing treatment for mental trauma, PTSD, self-harm, sexual struggles, addictions, eating disorders, and other compulsive behaviors. Mr. Council has a profound understanding of the challenges faced by individuals who have served in the military and is passionately committed to helping them navigate the path to mental wellness. He has experience in providing both marital and premarital counseling. He is highly experienced in providing counseling/therapy methods for most kinds of depression and anxiety disorders as well.
(804) 207-5383 View (804) 207-5383
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Greenberg & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, MPH, LCP
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Clients who come with a specific need (depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems), and a willingness to change, will find therapy most efficient and effective. Many people come with a general sense of what is wrong, but seek therapy to help identify the meaning and source of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are disturbing. Therapeutic goals can be as simple as diagnosing the concern and developing life strategies to manage symptoms. Goals can be as complicated as working through a history of multiple diagnosis offered by multiple providers and identifying what will work best for this client, then offering treatment.
Clients who come with a specific need (depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems), and a willingness to change, will find therapy most efficient and effective. Many people come with a general sense of what is wrong, but seek therapy to help identify the meaning and source of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are disturbing. Therapeutic goals can be as simple as diagnosing the concern and developing life strategies to manage symptoms. Goals can be as complicated as working through a history of multiple diagnosis offered by multiple providers and identifying what will work best for this client, then offering treatment.
(855) 958-4451 View (855) 958-4451
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True Connections Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
Currently NOT Accepting New Clients...Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, or confused? Are you an individual who wants it all and does it all but rarely asks for help with any of it? Maybe life’s circumstances are causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or inadequate. At times, it may be difficult to find the right words to describe what you are feeling and may need some clarity. If you feel this way and are ready for change, you don't have to go through this alone. In our sessions, you are provided a safe space where you can remove your "superhero” cape and be supported through the journey of self-awareness and positive change.
Currently NOT Accepting New Clients...Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, or confused? Are you an individual who wants it all and does it all but rarely asks for help with any of it? Maybe life’s circumstances are causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or inadequate. At times, it may be difficult to find the right words to describe what you are feeling and may need some clarity. If you feel this way and are ready for change, you don't have to go through this alone. In our sessions, you are provided a safe space where you can remove your "superhero” cape and be supported through the journey of self-awareness and positive change.
(804) 258-6941 View (804) 258-6941
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Terra Jones-Steele
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
With a background in assisting adolescents and adults facing challenges like anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and relationship struggles, I am prepared to support you on your journey towards healing. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet you and assist you in reaching your objectives. Clients can anticipate leaving our sessions with a renewed sense of hope and tranquility. This hope encompasses the belief that their lives have the potential to improve significantly, paving the way for inner peace and mental well-being.
With a background in assisting adolescents and adults facing challenges like anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and relationship struggles, I am prepared to support you on your journey towards healing. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet you and assist you in reaching your objectives. Clients can anticipate leaving our sessions with a renewed sense of hope and tranquility. This hope encompasses the belief that their lives have the potential to improve significantly, paving the way for inner peace and mental well-being.
(540) 917-5673 View (540) 917-5673
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EMS of Virginia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
EMS of Virginia provides community based services for adults, children, and families struggling with mental health issues. While in services, you will benefit from positive experiences designed to enhance personal understanding of your role in relationships, assistance in the development of adaptive responses to stress, increase your ability to successfully complete activities of daily living, and thus stabilize to improve your quality of life.
EMS of Virginia provides community based services for adults, children, and families struggling with mental health issues. While in services, you will benefit from positive experiences designed to enhance personal understanding of your role in relationships, assistance in the development of adaptive responses to stress, increase your ability to successfully complete activities of daily living, and thus stabilize to improve your quality of life.
(804) 409-4909 View (804) 409-4909
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Shantel Cooper
Resident in Counseling, MEd, LMHP-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
Do you speak your child's language? In today's world, chances are the answer is no. My name is Shantel, Resident in Counseling at Centering Elements. I specialize in families. I enjoy using my professional experience and person-centered approach to assist parents with cultivating healthy relationships with their children. I have experience with Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, Substance use, Bipolar I and II, as well as changes in family dynamics. I have assisted children and their parents with learning to communicate effectively, establishing boundaries, and navigating conflicts.
Do you speak your child's language? In today's world, chances are the answer is no. My name is Shantel, Resident in Counseling at Centering Elements. I specialize in families. I enjoy using my professional experience and person-centered approach to assist parents with cultivating healthy relationships with their children. I have experience with Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, Substance use, Bipolar I and II, as well as changes in family dynamics. I have assisted children and their parents with learning to communicate effectively, establishing boundaries, and navigating conflicts.
(804) 395-5304 View (804) 395-5304
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V'tessa Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFT-R
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a safe environment to address various issues that may arise in a person's life. I have experience in different populations to include military, as I am a veteran myself. My speciality population is couples and families. I understand how mental health as well as other factors can impact home life. I also have experience working with young children who suffer with mental illness as well. I strongly feel that therapy is a tool that can also assist you with learning more about yourself.
I strive to provide a safe environment to address various issues that may arise in a person's life. I have experience in different populations to include military, as I am a veteran myself. My speciality population is couples and families. I understand how mental health as well as other factors can impact home life. I also have experience working with young children who suffer with mental illness as well. I strongly feel that therapy is a tool that can also assist you with learning more about yourself.
(804) 966-0475 View (804) 966-0475
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Chanel Morgan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello! I am so happy that you decided to take the first step in making a change. I know that it may have taken a lot of courage to take the first step, but you should be proud that you did. I'm proud of you! On our journey through life, we will endure many twists and turns, but how we navigate, makes all the difference. I am here to help you navigate those twists and turns from an understanding, non-judgmental, open-minded, supportive, and interactive perspective. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 7 years of experience. I have a direct approach, that is rooted in love and empathy.
Hello! I am so happy that you decided to take the first step in making a change. I know that it may have taken a lot of courage to take the first step, but you should be proud that you did. I'm proud of you! On our journey through life, we will endure many twists and turns, but how we navigate, makes all the difference. I am here to help you navigate those twists and turns from an understanding, non-judgmental, open-minded, supportive, and interactive perspective. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 7 years of experience. I have a direct approach, that is rooted in love and empathy.
(804) 657-4657 View (804) 657-4657
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Renee M Green
Psychologist, LCP, CCTP
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping adults and adolescents with ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, and life transitions. I offer Psychological Assessments (testing) for the following: ADHD, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Educational Problems, Behavioral Issues, Diagnostic Clarification, and Adolescent Forensic/Risk assessments. I have specialized experience working with trauma (PTSD), behavioral problems, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior, and serious mental health issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping adults and adolescents with ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, and life transitions. I offer Psychological Assessments (testing) for the following: ADHD, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Educational Problems, Behavioral Issues, Diagnostic Clarification, and Adolescent Forensic/Risk assessments. I have specialized experience working with trauma (PTSD), behavioral problems, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior, and serious mental health issues.
(804) 390-8141 View (804) 390-8141
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Open Doors to Redefining
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Mitchell is a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with over 10 years of experience partnering with children, adolescents, adults, and families. With 10 years of experience, Dr. Mitchell’s expertise includes Trauma-related disorders and symptoms, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Career and Phase of life changes, Grief and Loss, Life Stressors, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, and self-esteem-building skills.
Dr. Mitchell is a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with over 10 years of experience partnering with children, adolescents, adults, and families. With 10 years of experience, Dr. Mitchell’s expertise includes Trauma-related disorders and symptoms, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Career and Phase of life changes, Grief and Loss, Life Stressors, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, and self-esteem-building skills.
(804) 889-2681 View (804) 889-2681
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Michael Merlino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Michael Merlino is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 10 years working in the mental health field with a variety of different populations. He has experience working with all age groups, including children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Michael specializes in working with clients experiencing mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and other major life transitions.
Michael Merlino is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 10 years working in the mental health field with a variety of different populations. He has experience working with all age groups, including children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Michael specializes in working with clients experiencing mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and other major life transitions.
(804) 534-1772 View (804) 534-1772
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Virginia Support Services, PC
QMHPA, QMHPC
Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Virginia Support Services is a State Licensed Mental Health Skill-Building Service program that provides behavioral and mental health training and support services to individuals with mental, behavioral, or emotional impairments in major life activities by supporting an individual's level of functioning and promoting his/her autonomy. We service individuals age 16 and up with a mental health diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder-recurrent, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder, a history of higher level of psychiatric care such as hospitalization, residential treatment or ICT/PACT, prescribed Rx therapy.
Virginia Support Services is a State Licensed Mental Health Skill-Building Service program that provides behavioral and mental health training and support services to individuals with mental, behavioral, or emotional impairments in major life activities by supporting an individual's level of functioning and promoting his/her autonomy. We service individuals age 16 and up with a mental health diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder-recurrent, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder, a history of higher level of psychiatric care such as hospitalization, residential treatment or ICT/PACT, prescribed Rx therapy.
(804) 348-0326 View (804) 348-0326

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Number of Therapists in 23803

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 23803 who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
81% Stress
77% Coping Skills
73% Behavioral Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
65% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Anthem | Elevance
75% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 23803 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
4% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 23803?

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.