Therapists in Alexandria, VA

View neighborhoods in Alexandria
Photo of Diane Bonilla, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Diane Bonilla
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22301
Not accepting new clients
I am all about helping you find resiliency with your circumstances. Whether you’re a therapist, business owner, parent, or caregiver, life can get overwhelming. It’s important to strengthen nervous system regulation as foundation for making change and managing stress. I work with clients struggling to cope with grief and loss, anxiety guilt, forgiveness, relationship communication, setting boundaries, career or life changes. Therapists, are you struggling? I specialize in burnout recovery and prevention, work related anxiety and stress, and imposter syndrome.
I am all about helping you find resiliency with your circumstances. Whether you’re a therapist, business owner, parent, or caregiver, life can get overwhelming. It’s important to strengthen nervous system regulation as foundation for making change and managing stress. I work with clients struggling to cope with grief and loss, anxiety guilt, forgiveness, relationship communication, setting boundaries, career or life changes. Therapists, are you struggling? I specialize in burnout recovery and prevention, work related anxiety and stress, and imposter syndrome.
(540) 831-3233 View (540) 831-3233
Photo of Kayla Eding, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work in Alexandria, VA
Kayla Eding
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
In my practice, I specialize in supporting children, teens, young adults, and student athletes using evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. I address a range of issues from anxiety to sports-related stress, always tailored to each client's needs. My goal is to equip individuals with coping skills, foster resilience, and provide a supportive environment for growth. I collaborate closely with parents, teachers, doctors and any other relevant figure to ensure functional and consistent progress, aiming for improved emotional well-being, academic success, and athletic performance.
In my practice, I specialize in supporting children, teens, young adults, and student athletes using evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. I address a range of issues from anxiety to sports-related stress, always tailored to each client's needs. My goal is to equip individuals with coping skills, foster resilience, and provide a supportive environment for growth. I collaborate closely with parents, teachers, doctors and any other relevant figure to ensure functional and consistent progress, aiming for improved emotional well-being, academic success, and athletic performance.
(571) 470-6421 View (571) 470-6421
Photo of Changing Faces LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
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
Photo of Belonging Counseling LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Belonging Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22302  (Online Only)
Are you new to therapy and looking to start your journey towards healing? Starting your journey towards healing can be unnerving but rewarding. I am a warm and inviting provider with experience working with various populations, from adolescents to middle aged adults, with various circumstances to include life transitions, depression, anxiety, and trauma experiences. I also have had the pleasure of working with individuals who identify as LGTQIA+ and am overall an inclusive provider. I understand the challenges that come with change and am excited to assist you in achieving your goals for therapy.
Are you new to therapy and looking to start your journey towards healing? Starting your journey towards healing can be unnerving but rewarding. I am a warm and inviting provider with experience working with various populations, from adolescents to middle aged adults, with various circumstances to include life transitions, depression, anxiety, and trauma experiences. I also have had the pleasure of working with individuals who identify as LGTQIA+ and am overall an inclusive provider. I understand the challenges that come with change and am excited to assist you in achieving your goals for therapy.
(571) 202-7303 View (571) 202-7303
Photo of Marsha Cox, Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Marsha Cox
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
I'm all about empowering folks with the right tools to help them shine brighter and faster. Your time and money matter, so I make sure to keep things organized and focused on goals. I've worked with all sorts of people, each with their own unique challenges. My specialties? Well, I've got a knack for helping out with depression, anxiety, life changes, stress, grief, and more. Let's team up and make those positive changes happen!
I'm all about empowering folks with the right tools to help them shine brighter and faster. Your time and money matter, so I make sure to keep things organized and focused on goals. I've worked with all sorts of people, each with their own unique challenges. My specialties? Well, I've got a knack for helping out with depression, anxiety, life changes, stress, grief, and more. Let's team up and make those positive changes happen!
(571) 554-6858 View (571) 554-6858
Photo of Kristie Hayes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Kristie Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
My process begins with a comprehensive assessment, as it is important for me to gain an in depth understanding of your unique story. This allows us to collaboratively develop goals that are tailored specifically to your needs and preferences. Whether you are seeking support and coping skills for navigating challenging situations, struggling with building and maintaining healthy relationships, or experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, I can offer you an empathic and non-judgmental environment to assist you in developing tools for coping and growth.
My process begins with a comprehensive assessment, as it is important for me to gain an in depth understanding of your unique story. This allows us to collaboratively develop goals that are tailored specifically to your needs and preferences. Whether you are seeking support and coping skills for navigating challenging situations, struggling with building and maintaining healthy relationships, or experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, I can offer you an empathic and non-judgmental environment to assist you in developing tools for coping and growth.
View
Photo of Andrada Florescu, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Andrada Florescu
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22301
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy empowering clients in connecting with their strengths so that they can heal and grow. My priority as a therapist is to provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to feel heard and understood. I work with adults and teens. In my work, I have helped clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic pain. In my practice I also support clients in career exploration, helping them build healthy habits, increase performance and focus.
I enjoy empowering clients in connecting with their strengths so that they can heal and grow. My priority as a therapist is to provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to feel heard and understood. I work with adults and teens. In my work, I have helped clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic pain. In my practice I also support clients in career exploration, helping them build healthy habits, increase performance and focus.
(571) 601-2162 x511 View (571) 601-2162 x511
Photo of Natalie Jensen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Natalie Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFRC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe in collaboration and offer a companioning approach in our sessions – with you as the expert on your own story. It is my honor to walk alongside clients through a strength-based approach to therapy – helping clients identify and amplify their own unique gifts. My experience working with individuals includes those referencing grief and loss, stress management, life transitions, interpersonal dynamics, anxiety, depression, PTSD, disruption of thoughts, feelings and emotions. I utilize an integrative approach by blending models of care to meet the client where they are and supporting improved well-being.
I believe in collaboration and offer a companioning approach in our sessions – with you as the expert on your own story. It is my honor to walk alongside clients through a strength-based approach to therapy – helping clients identify and amplify their own unique gifts. My experience working with individuals includes those referencing grief and loss, stress management, life transitions, interpersonal dynamics, anxiety, depression, PTSD, disruption of thoughts, feelings and emotions. I utilize an integrative approach by blending models of care to meet the client where they are and supporting improved well-being.
View
Photo of Sarah Tovcimak, Pre-Licensed Professional in Alexandria, VA
Sarah Tovcimak
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
While expressing yourself and sharing vulnerable moments can be challenging, sometimes finding new methods of expression can help. My name is Sarah Tovcimak (She/Her), and I am a graduate art therapy student and intern at Cloud Break Therapy. While I may be newer to the field, I nonetheless aim to create a safe and understanding environment where together we can explore the art of creative expression and art therapy. I recognize that art therapy is new to many, and I would love to share some more about it.
While expressing yourself and sharing vulnerable moments can be challenging, sometimes finding new methods of expression can help. My name is Sarah Tovcimak (She/Her), and I am a graduate art therapy student and intern at Cloud Break Therapy. While I may be newer to the field, I nonetheless aim to create a safe and understanding environment where together we can explore the art of creative expression and art therapy. I recognize that art therapy is new to many, and I would love to share some more about it.
(571) 496-9016 View (571) 496-9016
Photo of Karen Wood, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Karen Wood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22305  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You’re meant for something more. Maybe your past is holding your back, or you feel like something is missing but you aren’t sure what. Many of us find that previous experiences get in the way of a full and meaningful life. Maybe your struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, or challenging relationships has interfered with knowing and living into your purpose. If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I can guide you as you heal, learning to trust yourself. We will draw upon your strengths, including your spirituality and inner wisdom, so you can be kind to yourself and present for your meaningful life.
You’re meant for something more. Maybe your past is holding your back, or you feel like something is missing but you aren’t sure what. Many of us find that previous experiences get in the way of a full and meaningful life. Maybe your struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, or challenging relationships has interfered with knowing and living into your purpose. If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I can guide you as you heal, learning to trust yourself. We will draw upon your strengths, including your spirituality and inner wisdom, so you can be kind to yourself and present for your meaningful life.
(703) 337-3089 View (703) 337-3089
Photo of Whitney Campbell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Whitney Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
Whitney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with a focus on holistic psychotherapy. In therapy, she will work alongside you towards your goals and towards real solutions that can make your life better.
Whitney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with a focus on holistic psychotherapy. In therapy, she will work alongside you towards your goals and towards real solutions that can make your life better.
(571) 620-6313 View (571) 620-6313
Photo of Salus Vita, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alexandria, VA
Salus Vita, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW, LCSWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed in Va, DC, MD and Ill. "Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us" (David Richo). 70% of us lay claim to at least one traumatic event in our lifetime. Trauma creates change you don't choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose. My vision is to empower your journey toward to a greater sense of Self-Worth, Awesomeness, Learning, Understanding, Synergy, Veraciousness, Inspiration to Triumph so you can live out your Authentic life. Each session is met with a person centered culturally sensitive and trauma informed lens. I see individuals and Couples. Se habla Espanol
Licensed in Va, DC, MD and Ill. "Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us" (David Richo). 70% of us lay claim to at least one traumatic event in our lifetime. Trauma creates change you don't choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose. My vision is to empower your journey toward to a greater sense of Self-Worth, Awesomeness, Learning, Understanding, Synergy, Veraciousness, Inspiration to Triumph so you can live out your Authentic life. Each session is met with a person centered culturally sensitive and trauma informed lens. I see individuals and Couples. Se habla Espanol
(571) 982-8050 View (571) 982-8050
Photo of Antonio White, Pre-Licensed Professional in Alexandria, VA
Antonio White
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel like you need to change something in your life but are hesitant to ask for help? Taking that step can be scary, but the benefits of doing so can bring long-term happiness. As someone who has also faced emotional challenges, I know how difficult it can be. By working together, we can identify the obstacles you're facing and develop strategies to help you take control of your life and achieve your goals. Through therapy, you can gain a better understanding of yourself, boost your self-esteem, and ultimately live a more fulfilling life.
Do you feel like you need to change something in your life but are hesitant to ask for help? Taking that step can be scary, but the benefits of doing so can bring long-term happiness. As someone who has also faced emotional challenges, I know how difficult it can be. By working together, we can identify the obstacles you're facing and develop strategies to help you take control of your life and achieve your goals. Through therapy, you can gain a better understanding of yourself, boost your self-esteem, and ultimately live a more fulfilling life.
(540) 845-6940 x1 View (540) 845-6940 x1
Photo of Jessica Bryan, Pre-Licensed Professional in Alexandria, VA
Jessica Bryan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hello there! I'm Jessica Bryan. I bring over 13 years of mental health experience from private practice and community-based services. My mission is to assist you in pinpointing your priorities and surmounting the barriers hindering you from achieving the life you desire. I look forward to working with you!
Hello there! I'm Jessica Bryan. I bring over 13 years of mental health experience from private practice and community-based services. My mission is to assist you in pinpointing your priorities and surmounting the barriers hindering you from achieving the life you desire. I look forward to working with you!
(703) 457-1634 View (703) 457-1634
Photo of Anna Clay Bailey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Anna Clay Bailey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
I understand that reaching out to schedule the initial therapy session can be intimidating. For this reason, my priority in session is to provide a safe and confidential therapeutic space for my clients in which they can share their challenges and feel heard and understood. My counseling experience includes assisting individuals with life transitions, anxiety, communication skills, depression, stress management, relationship difficulties, and addictive behaviors. I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospice care, mental health agencies, schools, and out-patient substance abuse treatment settings.
I understand that reaching out to schedule the initial therapy session can be intimidating. For this reason, my priority in session is to provide a safe and confidential therapeutic space for my clients in which they can share their challenges and feel heard and understood. My counseling experience includes assisting individuals with life transitions, anxiety, communication skills, depression, stress management, relationship difficulties, and addictive behaviors. I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospice care, mental health agencies, schools, and out-patient substance abuse treatment settings.
(703) 997-2560 x250 View (703) 997-2560 x250
Photo of Lauren Fisher, Psychologist in Alexandria, VA
Lauren Fisher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22301
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Is your depression, anxiety, or trauma symptoms not changing despite taking various medications or attending years of talk therapy? Interested in an alternative therapy like psychedelic assisted psychotherapy? If you are looking for a more holistic orientation that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit, with somatic based ketamine assisted psychotherapy, then I may be a good fit for you. My goal is to help people achieve their desired level of wellbeing by helping them to heal quicker and to break through through barriers that prevent them from living fully.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Is your depression, anxiety, or trauma symptoms not changing despite taking various medications or attending years of talk therapy? Interested in an alternative therapy like psychedelic assisted psychotherapy? If you are looking for a more holistic orientation that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit, with somatic based ketamine assisted psychotherapy, then I may be a good fit for you. My goal is to help people achieve their desired level of wellbeing by helping them to heal quicker and to break through through barriers that prevent them from living fully.
(703) 957-7764 View (703) 957-7764
Photo of Elizabeth Lopez-Cardona, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Elizabeth Lopez-Cardona
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LLC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22305  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist practicing in the northern Virginia/Metropolitan DC region for over 25 years. I am a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist. My emphasis and training includes the treatment of and consultation for: depression, relationship difficulties, infidelity, anxiety, adoption, parenting issues, past trauma and gender identity questioning . I have extensive experience assisting clients cope with acculturation issues and challenges commonly faced by immigrant populations. I would love to discuss with you different ways that I could help you achieve your life goals.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist practicing in the northern Virginia/Metropolitan DC region for over 25 years. I am a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist. My emphasis and training includes the treatment of and consultation for: depression, relationship difficulties, infidelity, anxiety, adoption, parenting issues, past trauma and gender identity questioning . I have extensive experience assisting clients cope with acculturation issues and challenges commonly faced by immigrant populations. I would love to discuss with you different ways that I could help you achieve your life goals.
(703) 828-0502 View (703) 828-0502
Photo of Sherry Condell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Sherry Condell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, CSAC, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel "stuck" or find yourself overwhelmed by life's responsibilities? Do you desire to reconnect with your true self? If this is you, then therapy may be a good option to help you gain a deeper understanding of your individual needs, patterns and limiting beliefs while becoming the person you were created to be. It is my belief that everyone holds the power to change, and like a seed that needs favorable conditions to thrive, personal growth must be nurtured and skillfully developed. My goal is to facilitate a trusting, and sometimes challenging but powerful partnership that supports your desire for positive change.
Do you feel "stuck" or find yourself overwhelmed by life's responsibilities? Do you desire to reconnect with your true self? If this is you, then therapy may be a good option to help you gain a deeper understanding of your individual needs, patterns and limiting beliefs while becoming the person you were created to be. It is my belief that everyone holds the power to change, and like a seed that needs favorable conditions to thrive, personal growth must be nurtured and skillfully developed. My goal is to facilitate a trusting, and sometimes challenging but powerful partnership that supports your desire for positive change.
(804) 818-4433 View (804) 818-4433
Photo of Rhonda Shabazz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA
Rhonda Shabazz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
I am Dr. Bradley-Shabazz. I have over 15 years of clinical experience. My passion is to ensure that you are empowered to live your best life. I'm here to help you explore what that is and what that means for you. My career has been connected to the child welfare system as either social worker or therapist. It has allowed me the opportunity to work with an array of client needs. My specialties have evolved from that experience to include, trauma recovery, child therapy, and familial relationships.
I am Dr. Bradley-Shabazz. I have over 15 years of clinical experience. My passion is to ensure that you are empowered to live your best life. I'm here to help you explore what that is and what that means for you. My career has been connected to the child welfare system as either social worker or therapist. It has allowed me the opportunity to work with an array of client needs. My specialties have evolved from that experience to include, trauma recovery, child therapy, and familial relationships.
(571) 556-9612 View (571) 556-9612
Photo of Amy Lyn Wood, Psychologist in Alexandria, VA
Amy Lyn Wood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22301
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who enjoys working with individuals of various ages (5 & up). Assessment and therapy can be useful ways to better understand one's strengths/challenges at each developmental stage. Students today can face an array of struggles from lack of motivation to anxiety/perfectionism. School-age children may encounter difficulties with learning and self-regulation in the classroom. Adolescents are figuring out who they are, while navigating the ever-present world of social media in a safe, healthy way. Adults typically strive to function at their best in numerous realms, often feeling unsuccessful or overwhelmed.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who enjoys working with individuals of various ages (5 & up). Assessment and therapy can be useful ways to better understand one's strengths/challenges at each developmental stage. Students today can face an array of struggles from lack of motivation to anxiety/perfectionism. School-age children may encounter difficulties with learning and self-regulation in the classroom. Adolescents are figuring out who they are, while navigating the ever-present world of social media in a safe, healthy way. Adults typically strive to function at their best in numerous realms, often feeling unsuccessful or overwhelmed.
(703) 596-3153 x117 View (703) 596-3153 x117

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
76% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth
62% Aetna

How Therapists in Alexandria, VA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% 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.