Therapists in Alexandria, VA

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Photo of Rachael Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Rachael Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, EdS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22315  (Online Only)
I believe as human beings that we all have times in our lives where we are struggling and feel stuck. This can stem from external factors such as major life changes and/or internal ones where our way of coping with things is no longer working. Therapy is the perfect opportunity to dive inward with a trained professional who can help you grow, implement healthy patterns, and find a sense of empowerment for change. As a licensed professional counselor, I will create an environment where you feel safe, validated, and heard.
I believe as human beings that we all have times in our lives where we are struggling and feel stuck. This can stem from external factors such as major life changes and/or internal ones where our way of coping with things is no longer working. Therapy is the perfect opportunity to dive inward with a trained professional who can help you grow, implement healthy patterns, and find a sense of empowerment for change. As a licensed professional counselor, I will create an environment where you feel safe, validated, and heard.
(571) 559-7184 View (571) 559-7184
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Restore Counseling & Consulting,LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I am aware of the potential setbacks and implications of neglected substance abuse, mental health issues, and their impact if left untreated. While working in a variety of settings, I’ve seen first hand how they affect the individual, community, and the immediate family. I am fully committed to advocate for those in need of the highest quality of treatment services. I am a firm believer that when an individual is given the opportunity to tell his/her story and given a chance to heal and develop effective coping skills, they too, can find a road to restoration.
I am aware of the potential setbacks and implications of neglected substance abuse, mental health issues, and their impact if left untreated. While working in a variety of settings, I’ve seen first hand how they affect the individual, community, and the immediate family. I am fully committed to advocate for those in need of the highest quality of treatment services. I am a firm believer that when an individual is given the opportunity to tell his/her story and given a chance to heal and develop effective coping skills, they too, can find a road to restoration.
(703) 879-3922 View (703) 879-3922
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Lane Smith
Resident in Counseling, MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22311
‘What’s your story?’ I ask because the stories we tell ourselves and about ourselves can offer tremendous insight. Narrative counselors like myself explore client stories for behaviors, expectations, perceptions, and values which fail to align in effective ways. We believe these incongruences are responsible (both directly and indirectly) for the miseries and hardships that prompt therapy. The work of therapy involves deconstructing what doesn’t make sense and reimagining what remains. I enjoy working with anyone whose story feels ‘stuck’ and wishes to reimagine themselves anew.
‘What’s your story?’ I ask because the stories we tell ourselves and about ourselves can offer tremendous insight. Narrative counselors like myself explore client stories for behaviors, expectations, perceptions, and values which fail to align in effective ways. We believe these incongruences are responsible (both directly and indirectly) for the miseries and hardships that prompt therapy. The work of therapy involves deconstructing what doesn’t make sense and reimagining what remains. I enjoy working with anyone whose story feels ‘stuck’ and wishes to reimagine themselves anew.
(703) 546-9248 View (703) 546-9248
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Shelby Grant-Workman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
Life is a journey of ups and downs. If you're facing uncertainty, feeling anxious/down, or navigating difficult transitions, you are not alone. Seeking support is a brave step toward finding change and fulfillment in your life. With a background as a preschool teacher and as a licensed clinical social worker, I bring a unique set of skills to create a safe space for children, teens, caregivers, and adults. In my practice, I utilize an eclectic approach and believe in the power of a strong therapeutic alliance with clients.
Life is a journey of ups and downs. If you're facing uncertainty, feeling anxious/down, or navigating difficult transitions, you are not alone. Seeking support is a brave step toward finding change and fulfillment in your life. With a background as a preschool teacher and as a licensed clinical social worker, I bring a unique set of skills to create a safe space for children, teens, caregivers, and adults. In my practice, I utilize an eclectic approach and believe in the power of a strong therapeutic alliance with clients.
(571) 554-5176 View (571) 554-5176
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Seqouia Pettigrew
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
I'm Seqouia, an LPC based in VA. My journey of serving others began long before I entered the field of Mental Health. I specialize in assisting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, and life stressors. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I aim to provide a safe environment for self-exploration and healing. My expertise lies in guiding clients through challenges, nurturing resilience, and enhancing mental well-being. Together, we embark on a journey towards positive transformations and empowered living.
I'm Seqouia, an LPC based in VA. My journey of serving others began long before I entered the field of Mental Health. I specialize in assisting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, and life stressors. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I aim to provide a safe environment for self-exploration and healing. My expertise lies in guiding clients through challenges, nurturing resilience, and enhancing mental well-being. Together, we embark on a journey towards positive transformations and empowered living.
(703) 955-3703 View (703) 955-3703
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Changing Faces LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312
It is the mission of CHANGING FACES LLC to impact the community through increased self-worth, leadership, and social connectedness of its members. Changing Faces LLC is committed to providing integrated service delivery systems for adolescents with mental health diagnoses. We provide a wide range of treatment and training programs to help our clients maintain and enhance their level of functioning in their community. We will help our clients meet their goals by providing individualized assessments and treatment plans.
It is the mission of CHANGING FACES LLC to impact the community through increased self-worth, leadership, and social connectedness of its members. Changing Faces LLC is committed to providing integrated service delivery systems for adolescents with mental health diagnoses. We provide a wide range of treatment and training programs to help our clients maintain and enhance their level of functioning in their community. We will help our clients meet their goals by providing individualized assessments and treatment plans.
(571) 253-7458 View (571) 253-7458
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Polly Garcia
Resident in Counseling, MA, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304  (Online Only)
My focus is primarily working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, family stressors, career challenges, and people looking to find a stronger mind/body connection. My theoretical approach is based strongly in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Using CBT with my clients means that some of the time will be spent exploring core beliefs, values systems, and how negative self-talk might be influencing present behavior. I also like to establish short and long-term goals with my clients and, together, discover ways in which to achieve them.
My focus is primarily working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, family stressors, career challenges, and people looking to find a stronger mind/body connection. My theoretical approach is based strongly in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Using CBT with my clients means that some of the time will be spent exploring core beliefs, values systems, and how negative self-talk might be influencing present behavior. I also like to establish short and long-term goals with my clients and, together, discover ways in which to achieve them.
(571) 474-2073 View (571) 474-2073
Photo of Lindsey Clarke Moore, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Lindsey Clarke Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Do you wonder how to get more done each day? Do you struggle to find time for family, work and yourself? Are tensions between family members getting in the way of an effective household? After a decade of experience working with kids, teenagers, adults and families struggling to adapt to the challenges of a complex life I want to help you too. Balance can be the key to moving you or your family towards your goals. I share specific tools and techniques that can organize life, reduce tensions, make goals clearer and success apparent.
Do you wonder how to get more done each day? Do you struggle to find time for family, work and yourself? Are tensions between family members getting in the way of an effective household? After a decade of experience working with kids, teenagers, adults and families struggling to adapt to the challenges of a complex life I want to help you too. Balance can be the key to moving you or your family towards your goals. I share specific tools and techniques that can organize life, reduce tensions, make goals clearer and success apparent.
(703) 691-5054 View (703) 691-5054
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Susan Maguire Lcsw Pcc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, PCC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22307
Life transitions and losses can leave us feeling sad, depressed, anxious and confused. Events like divorce, grief, career problems and burnout, health crises, empty nest, or even pending retirement - can feel more like "life disruptions" that are difficult to find our way through. I support my clients as they move through these challenging experiences and towards more peace, confidence and happiness in their lives. I bring a unique perspective, training and experience as both a licensed therapist (LCSW) and certified professional coach (PCC) for executives.
Life transitions and losses can leave us feeling sad, depressed, anxious and confused. Events like divorce, grief, career problems and burnout, health crises, empty nest, or even pending retirement - can feel more like "life disruptions" that are difficult to find our way through. I support my clients as they move through these challenging experiences and towards more peace, confidence and happiness in their lives. I bring a unique perspective, training and experience as both a licensed therapist (LCSW) and certified professional coach (PCC) for executives.
(703) 844-9965 View (703) 844-9965
Photo of Carol Nasr Carle, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Carol Nasr Carle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22301  (Online Only)
Do you feel dissatisfied with your relationship? Are you tired of feeling disconnected and out of sync with your partner? Do you wish you could find and follow your gut? We all have periods in our life where we need help navigating difficult situations, decisions, the day-to-day stressors, and our relationships. I work with my clients to help them regain a feeling of self control, personal worth and goal attainment. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples in outpatient and community mental health settings as both a therapist and a leader.
Do you feel dissatisfied with your relationship? Are you tired of feeling disconnected and out of sync with your partner? Do you wish you could find and follow your gut? We all have periods in our life where we need help navigating difficult situations, decisions, the day-to-day stressors, and our relationships. I work with my clients to help them regain a feeling of self control, personal worth and goal attainment. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples in outpatient and community mental health settings as both a therapist and a leader.
(703) 832-0937 View (703) 832-0937
Photo of Aida Bengussie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Aida Bengussie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
You have the resume you should be proud of. You have worked hard to earn all that you have. You have people who love you in your life, yet you feel (incomplete) like you are fooling those around you. Everyone believes you are the strong one and have everything together. Nevertheless, you don't see that reflected in the mirror. You feel deeply flawed, unworthy, and the thought “what is wrong with me” constantly plays, like a broken record, in your mind. In order to compensate, you are hard on yourself, overachieve, spread yourself thin, and keep complaints to a minimum. The truth is, you are not broken and you don’t have to suffer.
You have the resume you should be proud of. You have worked hard to earn all that you have. You have people who love you in your life, yet you feel (incomplete) like you are fooling those around you. Everyone believes you are the strong one and have everything together. Nevertheless, you don't see that reflected in the mirror. You feel deeply flawed, unworthy, and the thought “what is wrong with me” constantly plays, like a broken record, in your mind. In order to compensate, you are hard on yourself, overachieve, spread yourself thin, and keep complaints to a minimum. The truth is, you are not broken and you don’t have to suffer.
(571) 450-9707 View (571) 450-9707
Photo of Alexandra M. Knezo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Alexandra M. Knezo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Live the life you choose! Let me assist you in recognizing your own courage and transform frustration into strength! I utilize an integrative approach based on a strengths model of treatment. I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psycho-dynamic, interpersonal, solutions-focused, family systems, and empowerment. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that best meets your needs. We will work together to address challenges you are facing and identify solutions to cope. In addition, I will coordinate with other providers such as psychiatrists and physicians who are on your wellness team.
Live the life you choose! Let me assist you in recognizing your own courage and transform frustration into strength! I utilize an integrative approach based on a strengths model of treatment. I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psycho-dynamic, interpersonal, solutions-focused, family systems, and empowerment. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that best meets your needs. We will work together to address challenges you are facing and identify solutions to cope. In addition, I will coordinate with other providers such as psychiatrists and physicians who are on your wellness team.
(703) 935-5821 View (703) 935-5821
Photo of Maxine Iida, Resident in Counseling in Alexandria, VA
Maxine Iida
Resident in Counseling, BS, MA, LPC-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
You want to live a full life but feel that anxiety, depression, or you past are getting in the way. You struggle with trying to make everything happen in day-to-day life, but feel depleted and stressed. Life has many ups and downs, and perfectionism or unrealistic expectations can rob us of the joy in the moment. Therapy can provide a space to become clear on what you want from life and can provide tools to begin living out those values today!
You want to live a full life but feel that anxiety, depression, or you past are getting in the way. You struggle with trying to make everything happen in day-to-day life, but feel depleted and stressed. Life has many ups and downs, and perfectionism or unrealistic expectations can rob us of the joy in the moment. Therapy can provide a space to become clear on what you want from life and can provide tools to begin living out those values today!
(540) 845-6940 x1 View (540) 845-6940 x1
Photo of Gabrielle Jocelyn Foladare, Resident in Counseling in Alexandria, VA
Gabrielle Jocelyn Foladare
Resident in Counseling, LPC-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22302  (Online Only)
My clients are young people experiencing depression, anxiety and difficulty coping with daily stressors. Many of them are navigating life transitions like graduating school, starting careers, or moving somewhere new – none of which come with a clear roadmap to success.
My clients are young people experiencing depression, anxiety and difficulty coping with daily stressors. Many of them are navigating life transitions like graduating school, starting careers, or moving somewhere new – none of which come with a clear roadmap to success.
(571) 701-1044 View (571) 701-1044
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Becoming a Person LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, Besan Alhamwi, MA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304  (Online Only)
Becoming a person LLC is a project that I took on as a quest to understand how we become who we are. This quest took me further than psychology to the wide world of neurobiology, epigenetic, child development, evolutionary science, old world traditions and nature. The more research I did the more these sciences fitted together like different pieces to the same puzzle, telling me there is one universal answer to the human agony. In my work with my clients I utilize all that I learned in a holistic and integrative approach, a well designed system that help them look at life differently, outward and from within.
Becoming a person LLC is a project that I took on as a quest to understand how we become who we are. This quest took me further than psychology to the wide world of neurobiology, epigenetic, child development, evolutionary science, old world traditions and nature. The more research I did the more these sciences fitted together like different pieces to the same puzzle, telling me there is one universal answer to the human agony. In my work with my clients I utilize all that I learned in a holistic and integrative approach, a well designed system that help them look at life differently, outward and from within.
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Photo of Leiah Aleksich, Pre-Licensed Professional in Alexandria, VA
Leiah Aleksich
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hi there, I'm Leiah Aleksich, a social work supervisee bringing 2 years of experience in individual therapy to the table. My main focus is supporting adolescents and young adults grappling with life transitions, depression, motivation, and various other challenges. I strive to cultivate a welcoming space for my clients, enabling us to delve into emotions, thoughts, and triggers together. I firmly believe in the uniqueness of every individual, which is why I tailor our approach to suit you and your specific needs, aiming to develop coping strategies that resonate with your personality.
Hi there, I'm Leiah Aleksich, a social work supervisee bringing 2 years of experience in individual therapy to the table. My main focus is supporting adolescents and young adults grappling with life transitions, depression, motivation, and various other challenges. I strive to cultivate a welcoming space for my clients, enabling us to delve into emotions, thoughts, and triggers together. I firmly believe in the uniqueness of every individual, which is why I tailor our approach to suit you and your specific needs, aiming to develop coping strategies that resonate with your personality.
(703) 936-6221 View (703) 936-6221
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Semra Weathered
DCH, MS, ERYT500, CIAYT
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
My ideal client is anyone who is seeking a life free of anxiety, stress, unhelpful habits, addictions, and behaviors that block inner peace.
My ideal client is anyone who is seeking a life free of anxiety, stress, unhelpful habits, addictions, and behaviors that block inner peace.
(202) 949-2366 View (202) 949-2366
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Mary Calvert Speech Therapy Old Town Alexandria
MA, CCC, SLP
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I have been a pediatric speech therapist in private practice since 1988. Previously, I was on staff at Children's Hospital Hearing and Speech Center, Washington D.C. While at CHNMC, I provided evaluation and therapy for children and was the coordinator for the learning disabilities school. I specialize in children with delays in articulation and early language development and young adults with pragmatic language disorders. My book, Bailey Speaks! Book One: Sounds and Gestures has won numerous book awards nationally and internationally. Book Two! Words and Phrases will be published in 2023.
I have been a pediatric speech therapist in private practice since 1988. Previously, I was on staff at Children's Hospital Hearing and Speech Center, Washington D.C. While at CHNMC, I provided evaluation and therapy for children and was the coordinator for the learning disabilities school. I specialize in children with delays in articulation and early language development and young adults with pragmatic language disorders. My book, Bailey Speaks! Book One: Sounds and Gestures has won numerous book awards nationally and internationally. Book Two! Words and Phrases will be published in 2023.
(703) 997-7545 View (703) 997-7545
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Amanda E. Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Do you question whether it is safe to prioritize your own healing? Maybe you’ve been feeling caught in the undertow of people pleasing patterns in your relationships, unsure of how to find your way to shore. Perhaps the negative load you carry around feels heavy, while trying to keep your head above water. You seek a sense of self-empowerment and confidence to make decisions, without consulting several friends or family members first. You want to be familiar with various ways to soothe anxiety. You’d like to be able to offer yourself that darn self-compassion, without cringing or feeling discomfort in the process.
Do you question whether it is safe to prioritize your own healing? Maybe you’ve been feeling caught in the undertow of people pleasing patterns in your relationships, unsure of how to find your way to shore. Perhaps the negative load you carry around feels heavy, while trying to keep your head above water. You seek a sense of self-empowerment and confidence to make decisions, without consulting several friends or family members first. You want to be familiar with various ways to soothe anxiety. You’d like to be able to offer yourself that darn self-compassion, without cringing or feeling discomfort in the process.
(571) 556-8238 View (571) 556-8238
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Katie M Scopelliti
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
It is natural and beneficial for us to seek connection and support, especially during challenging times. If you have found yourself here because you are going through a difficult situation, you feel stuck or unhappy, or you want to gain a better understanding of yourself, then welcome! I value the unique elements and narratives clients bring to therapy and provide warmth, acceptance, and understanding as foundational elements of my work. By working collaboratively with clients and tailoring interventions to their unique needs, I aim to facilitate relief and desired change within a meaningful therapeutic relationship.
It is natural and beneficial for us to seek connection and support, especially during challenging times. If you have found yourself here because you are going through a difficult situation, you feel stuck or unhappy, or you want to gain a better understanding of yourself, then welcome! I value the unique elements and narratives clients bring to therapy and provide warmth, acceptance, and understanding as foundational elements of my work. By working collaboratively with clients and tailoring interventions to their unique needs, I aim to facilitate relief and desired change within a meaningful therapeutic relationship.
(571) 774-8461 View (571) 774-8461

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Alexandria, VA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Alexandria, VA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
74% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Cigna and Evernorth
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Alexandria, VA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Alexandria?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.