Therapists in Alexandria, VA

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Photo of Suzanne Fortnum, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Suzanne Fortnum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
Are you feeling stuck? Do you have a desire for change, but are unsure where to start? Let’s be honest for a moment. Life is hard. Sometimes we need extra support. My passion has always been to work with individuals seeking to live their best lives. I specialize in helping individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, and pregnancy (perinatal, infertility, pregnancy loss and postpartum issues.) I have a special interest in women’s issues. I have had a corporate career, and particularly enjoy helping women navigate the challenges of balancing multiple roles and life transitions.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you have a desire for change, but are unsure where to start? Let’s be honest for a moment. Life is hard. Sometimes we need extra support. My passion has always been to work with individuals seeking to live their best lives. I specialize in helping individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, and pregnancy (perinatal, infertility, pregnancy loss and postpartum issues.) I have a special interest in women’s issues. I have had a corporate career, and particularly enjoy helping women navigate the challenges of balancing multiple roles and life transitions.
(571) 462-6370 View (571) 462-6370
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Life Enrichment Counseling Center, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, we are committed to providing you with the support and compassion that is important to you in your time of need. We are all resilient and have the desire and ability to heal and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. However, there are times and situations where we need professional help to overcome devastating feelings and life events. We fully appreciate that, and we look forward to personally meeting with you and will strive to do our best to help find the best solutions for your situation.
At Life Enrichment Counseling Center, we are committed to providing you with the support and compassion that is important to you in your time of need. We are all resilient and have the desire and ability to heal and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. However, there are times and situations where we need professional help to overcome devastating feelings and life events. We fully appreciate that, and we look forward to personally meeting with you and will strive to do our best to help find the best solutions for your situation.
(703) 822-7205 View (703) 822-7205
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Kami Sidman, M.A.Ed., J.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Whether you are feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed - or struggling with self-acceptance and self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, career, or relationship issues - I offer a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. I primarily utilize Person-Centered and Existential approaches to help clients explore meaning in their lives and promote self-compassion. My approach can help you to recognize your own strengths and resources, as well as your capacity to adapt, grow, and demonstrate resilience when faced with challenges.
Whether you are feeling down, anxious, overwhelmed - or struggling with self-acceptance and self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, career, or relationship issues - I offer a warm and compassionate approach to therapy. I primarily utilize Person-Centered and Existential approaches to help clients explore meaning in their lives and promote self-compassion. My approach can help you to recognize your own strengths and resources, as well as your capacity to adapt, grow, and demonstrate resilience when faced with challenges.
(703) 382-5008 View (703) 382-5008
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Brandy Suchyta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
I provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can be heard and empowered to explore, discover, understand, and transform their lives. Many of my clients come seeking clarity on why they feel the way they feel, why their actions aren’t aligning with the person they know they are, what’s getting in the way of their goals, and how they have established relationship patterns that do not serve them. I work with clients to create a space that invites creativity and curiosity to solve problems, alleviate symptoms, and look inward at how our ways of thinking, feeling and behaving may be constricting our freedom to achieve.
I provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can be heard and empowered to explore, discover, understand, and transform their lives. Many of my clients come seeking clarity on why they feel the way they feel, why their actions aren’t aligning with the person they know they are, what’s getting in the way of their goals, and how they have established relationship patterns that do not serve them. I work with clients to create a space that invites creativity and curiosity to solve problems, alleviate symptoms, and look inward at how our ways of thinking, feeling and behaving may be constricting our freedom to achieve.
(703) 639-4122 View (703) 639-4122
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Miko Zupanc
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
Hello! My name is Miko and I am a counseling resident at Counseling and Forensic Services, Inc. I offer an open-minded, judgment-free, collaborative approach when helping clients achieve their personal goals. I have experience working with diverse communities with a variety of concerns including but not limited to LGBTQ+, HIV+, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, issues of death and dying, personality disorders, sexual abuse, sexual offenders, and more.
Hello! My name is Miko and I am a counseling resident at Counseling and Forensic Services, Inc. I offer an open-minded, judgment-free, collaborative approach when helping clients achieve their personal goals. I have experience working with diverse communities with a variety of concerns including but not limited to LGBTQ+, HIV+, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, issues of death and dying, personality disorders, sexual abuse, sexual offenders, and more.
(571) 556-7694 View (571) 556-7694
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Sophie Conklin
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Sophie Conklin. I work with A Rhaea Hope Mental Health Agency to provide therapy to those seeking counseling regarding but not limited to: LGBTQ+ topics, Women's Issues, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Trauma Recovery, Relationship Issues (romantic or plutonic), Anxiety, and Depression. I also work with clients on subjects like Body Image, Self Esteem, Stress, and PTSD. If you're seeking to arrive at tranquility or a content state of mind and body, I would love to take steps together to enhance your prosperity.
Hi, my name is Sophie Conklin. I work with A Rhaea Hope Mental Health Agency to provide therapy to those seeking counseling regarding but not limited to: LGBTQ+ topics, Women's Issues, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Trauma Recovery, Relationship Issues (romantic or plutonic), Anxiety, and Depression. I also work with clients on subjects like Body Image, Self Esteem, Stress, and PTSD. If you're seeking to arrive at tranquility or a content state of mind and body, I would love to take steps together to enhance your prosperity.
(571) 570-9503 View (571) 570-9503
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Taylor Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hi! I'm Taylor Taylor, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, bringing expertise from both outpatient therapy and inpatient hospital settings. I hold a BSW from James Madison University (Go DUKES!) and an MSW from George Mason University, recently obtaining my LCSW in Virginia. My dedication lies in assisting clients grappling with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, grief/loss, and life transitions. It's a privilege to journey with clients as they entrust me with their stories.
Hi! I'm Taylor Taylor, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, bringing expertise from both outpatient therapy and inpatient hospital settings. I hold a BSW from James Madison University (Go DUKES!) and an MSW from George Mason University, recently obtaining my LCSW in Virginia. My dedication lies in assisting clients grappling with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, grief/loss, and life transitions. It's a privilege to journey with clients as they entrust me with their stories.
(571) 556-3358 View (571) 556-3358
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Integrated Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22302  (Online Only)
Urban living has its unique challenges, which can lead to stress, depression, anxiety, feelings of emptiness, a sense of loneliness and other highly charged feelings and experiences. Are you in transition, a "transplant" to the area or maybe you have lived here all of your life? Are you having relationship problems? Going through a break-up, separation or divorce? Are you experiencing difficulty in connecting with others? Maybe you are experiencing a crisis in your career, feeling mismatched/unfulfilled? Or are you feeling unhappy but can't figure out the source, the "why" you are feeling this way?
Urban living has its unique challenges, which can lead to stress, depression, anxiety, feelings of emptiness, a sense of loneliness and other highly charged feelings and experiences. Are you in transition, a "transplant" to the area or maybe you have lived here all of your life? Are you having relationship problems? Going through a break-up, separation or divorce? Are you experiencing difficulty in connecting with others? Maybe you are experiencing a crisis in your career, feeling mismatched/unfulfilled? Or are you feeling unhappy but can't figure out the source, the "why" you are feeling this way?
(703) 596-2979 View (703) 596-2979
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Whitney Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22301  (Online Only)
I am so glad you're here! I am passionate about supporting teens and adults through anxiety/depression, trauma, family conflict, relational stress, body image issues and disordered eating. My role as a therapist is to provide you with the support and tools you need in order to create the safe, loving relationship with yourself that you deserve.
I am so glad you're here! I am passionate about supporting teens and adults through anxiety/depression, trauma, family conflict, relational stress, body image issues and disordered eating. My role as a therapist is to provide you with the support and tools you need in order to create the safe, loving relationship with yourself that you deserve.
(571) 901-1157 View (571) 901-1157
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Lisa Babb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
If you are looking for a safe space to explore your feelings, process grief, heal from trauma, or just navigate this messy, beautiful thing we call life, then I might be a good fit. Growth happens in connection, and I strive to create a strong therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe, supported, and resilient. I work with teens and adults managing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship dynamics, and loss. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health and lived experience with birth-related trauma. I am neurodiversity-affirming and a queer ally.
If you are looking for a safe space to explore your feelings, process grief, heal from trauma, or just navigate this messy, beautiful thing we call life, then I might be a good fit. Growth happens in connection, and I strive to create a strong therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe, supported, and resilient. I work with teens and adults managing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship dynamics, and loss. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health and lived experience with birth-related trauma. I am neurodiversity-affirming and a queer ally.
(703) 215-2818 View (703) 215-2818
Photo of Lisa Nava, Psychologist in Alexandria, VA
Lisa Nava
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22306
Hello, and thanks for visiting my web page! Therapy is about helping you become the person you want to be. The focus and goals of therapy depend on where you are feeling stuck or dissatisfied in your life. I am an "eclectic" therapist, which means that I draw from many different perspectives as I learn about you and help you implement the changes you'd like to make. If you'd like to talk to me more about working together, please give me a call or contact me through email.
Hello, and thanks for visiting my web page! Therapy is about helping you become the person you want to be. The focus and goals of therapy depend on where you are feeling stuck or dissatisfied in your life. I am an "eclectic" therapist, which means that I draw from many different perspectives as I learn about you and help you implement the changes you'd like to make. If you'd like to talk to me more about working together, please give me a call or contact me through email.
(703) 596-0184 View (703) 596-0184
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Eermene Piaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hello! I'm a licensed professional therapist with four years of experience specializing in outpatient counseling. My practice encompasses working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with various challenges, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. Taking the initiative to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I commend you for taking that first step towards change. I'm here to provide you with the support and empowerment you need on your journey.
Hello! I'm a licensed professional therapist with four years of experience specializing in outpatient counseling. My practice encompasses working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with various challenges, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, life stage transition difficulties, and other mental health disorders. Taking the initiative to pursue a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I commend you for taking that first step towards change. I'm here to provide you with the support and empowerment you need on your journey.
(571) 554-6163 x1 View (571) 554-6163 x1
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Dr. Peter T. Luehring-Jones
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
I provide affirming, nonjudgmental, and person-centered therapy to help you make positive and sustainable change in your life. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, the lasting effects of trauma, or the challenges of everyday life? Do you feel stuck in place, surrounded by obstacles, and unsure of how to move forward? Together, we'll explore the patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed to your current distress and then chart a path toward making changes that bring greater understanding, empowerment, and peace into your life.
I provide affirming, nonjudgmental, and person-centered therapy to help you make positive and sustainable change in your life. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, the lasting effects of trauma, or the challenges of everyday life? Do you feel stuck in place, surrounded by obstacles, and unsure of how to move forward? Together, we'll explore the patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed to your current distress and then chart a path toward making changes that bring greater understanding, empowerment, and peace into your life.
(571) 351-1669 View (571) 351-1669
Photo of Lourdes San Pedro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Lourdes San Pedro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22310
My role as a therapist is to provide a safe, judgment-free and compassionate environment for clients to be understood and supported in their personal growth. I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life. Whether you are interested in moving forward from the past, feel overwhelmed by the stress of the day-to-day, worry about the future, or ir you are struggling with effects of trauma, depression, anxiety or stress, I am here for you.
My role as a therapist is to provide a safe, judgment-free and compassionate environment for clients to be understood and supported in their personal growth. I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life. Whether you are interested in moving forward from the past, feel overwhelmed by the stress of the day-to-day, worry about the future, or ir you are struggling with effects of trauma, depression, anxiety or stress, I am here for you.
(571) 554-5091 View (571) 554-5091
Photo of Jessica Lee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Jessica Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22310
Jessica Lee is a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) with more than 2 years of experience working with children, adults, and families who are seeking help in coping with depression, anxiety, stress, self esteem, and life transitions.
Jessica Lee is a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) with more than 2 years of experience working with children, adults, and families who are seeking help in coping with depression, anxiety, stress, self esteem, and life transitions.
(571) 568-7552 View (571) 568-7552
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Briana Holmes
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, LSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hello, I'm Briana Holmes, presently a Supervisee in Social Work, on the path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. With a background in delivering therapeutic interventions across diverse settings, encompassing both inpatient and outpatient environments, I bring a wealth of experience. My dedication lies in supporting young children and adolescents through what can often be a challenging phase marked by profound physical and psychological transformations. My aim is to offer steadfast emotional support and guidance to help navigate any hurdles my clients encounter along the way.
Hello, I'm Briana Holmes, presently a Supervisee in Social Work, on the path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. With a background in delivering therapeutic interventions across diverse settings, encompassing both inpatient and outpatient environments, I bring a wealth of experience. My dedication lies in supporting young children and adolescents through what can often be a challenging phase marked by profound physical and psychological transformations. My aim is to offer steadfast emotional support and guidance to help navigate any hurdles my clients encounter along the way.
(757) 654-2249 View (757) 654-2249
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Brian R Mc Donald
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I operate out of a deep sense of respect for each client. The answer to a person's problems ultimately lies within that person and I am here to help clients explore deeply those thoughts and feelings that may be contributing to a less that fulfilling life.
I operate out of a deep sense of respect for each client. The answer to a person's problems ultimately lies within that person and I am here to help clients explore deeply those thoughts and feelings that may be contributing to a less that fulfilling life.
(703) 468-8796 View (703) 468-8796
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John-Paul James
Resident in Counseling, PhD, DMin, DACBN
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
My ideal clients are people with individual, health issues, parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, premartial, marriage, family, relationship, and sex challenges, body dysmorphia, psycho-social issues, chronic illness, chronic pain, chronic emotional difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders. The client is willing to have consistent dialogue about how to improve this area of their life and is willing to try new ideas and/or behaviors suggested during their sessions within their daily life. My ability to establish a quick rapport, understanding, and genuineness are keys to my success with my clients.
My ideal clients are people with individual, health issues, parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, premartial, marriage, family, relationship, and sex challenges, body dysmorphia, psycho-social issues, chronic illness, chronic pain, chronic emotional difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders. The client is willing to have consistent dialogue about how to improve this area of their life and is willing to try new ideas and/or behaviors suggested during their sessions within their daily life. My ability to establish a quick rapport, understanding, and genuineness are keys to my success with my clients.
(571) 200-6935 View (571) 200-6935
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Stacie Kruzinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hello, I'm Stacie. As a licensed clinical social worker, I bring extensive experience across various healthcare settings, including inpatient psychiatric facilities and outpatient psychiatric/substance use treatment centers. My focus lies in empowering individuals to discover their inner drive for transformation, fostering stress management techniques, and nurturing self-assurance. My counseling approach is characterized by authenticity, support, genuineness, kindness, compassion, and responsiveness.
Hello, I'm Stacie. As a licensed clinical social worker, I bring extensive experience across various healthcare settings, including inpatient psychiatric facilities and outpatient psychiatric/substance use treatment centers. My focus lies in empowering individuals to discover their inner drive for transformation, fostering stress management techniques, and nurturing self-assurance. My counseling approach is characterized by authenticity, support, genuineness, kindness, compassion, and responsiveness.
(856) 788-7288 x1 View (856) 788-7288 x1
Photo of Christopher Ned, LMSW — Trauma, CBT, ADHD & more, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Christopher Ned, LMSW — Trauma, CBT, ADHD & more
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LMPH-S, MS
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
Is ADHD interfering with your ability to succeed in your professional or personal life? Do you frequently feel nervous or stressed? Do you lack motivation or energy to get stuff done? Are you having difficulty controlling your drinking, your emotions, or substance use? Do you have difficulties in creating and supporting healthy relationships? In therapy, you can expect help to build practical tools that you can start applying right away to make your life better in tangible ways. You can become more balanced, more focused, and more centered. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to hearing your story.
Is ADHD interfering with your ability to succeed in your professional or personal life? Do you frequently feel nervous or stressed? Do you lack motivation or energy to get stuff done? Are you having difficulty controlling your drinking, your emotions, or substance use? Do you have difficulties in creating and supporting healthy relationships? In therapy, you can expect help to build practical tools that you can start applying right away to make your life better in tangible ways. You can become more balanced, more focused, and more centered. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to hearing your story.
(571) 554-2365 View (571) 554-2365

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

77% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth
63% 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.