Therapists in Altavista, VA

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Courtney Cooper
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Altavista, VA 24517  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you've found yourself in the midst of trauma or past traumatic memories, I empathize with you and know how hard that can be. I encourage you to try something you may not have tried before: EMDR treatment. Clients on my caseload are frequently referred to me because of their need for a different type of therapy... something in addition to talk therapy with great scientific success rates. That's where EMDR comes in. It’s most renowned for addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, however, its applications extend to many other mental concerns as well.
If you've found yourself in the midst of trauma or past traumatic memories, I empathize with you and know how hard that can be. I encourage you to try something you may not have tried before: EMDR treatment. Clients on my caseload are frequently referred to me because of their need for a different type of therapy... something in addition to talk therapy with great scientific success rates. That's where EMDR comes in. It’s most renowned for addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, however, its applications extend to many other mental concerns as well.
(434) 432-6328 View (434) 432-6328
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Donna Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Altavista, VA 24517
Welcome! My name is Donna Adams and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia with over 31 years of experience. I work with all ages, races and genders. I work with people who find the need to have assistance with regulating their world so that they are able to focus and balance themselves on a daily basis. My areas of focus include ADHD, anger management, behavioral issues, family conflict, and relationship issues. I work with each person on their level, and I do not assume that a certain therapeutic concept will work for anyone.
Welcome! My name is Donna Adams and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia with over 31 years of experience. I work with all ages, races and genders. I work with people who find the need to have assistance with regulating their world so that they are able to focus and balance themselves on a daily basis. My areas of focus include ADHD, anger management, behavioral issues, family conflict, and relationship issues. I work with each person on their level, and I do not assume that a certain therapeutic concept will work for anyone.
(540) 502-4387 View (540) 502-4387
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Josey Hull
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, ADS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Altavista, VA 24517
Welcome to Your Well-Being Journey! Hey there, seeker of balance and growth! I get you – the one who knows that true well-being involves both mind and body. Ready to explore a personalized path to mental wellness? Curious about acupressure/acupuncture's added magic? You're not alone. Feel the excitement building? That's your intuition saying this is your moment! Dive into a holistic embrace, unraveling layers of mind and body synergy. Why wait? Your holistic adventure begins now. Let the healing unfold.
Welcome to Your Well-Being Journey! Hey there, seeker of balance and growth! I get you – the one who knows that true well-being involves both mind and body. Ready to explore a personalized path to mental wellness? Curious about acupressure/acupuncture's added magic? You're not alone. Feel the excitement building? That's your intuition saying this is your moment! Dive into a holistic embrace, unraveling layers of mind and body synergy. Why wait? Your holistic adventure begins now. Let the healing unfold.
(434) 404-5495 View (434) 404-5495
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Lisa C. Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MLCMSSW, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Altavista, VA 24517
Welcome! I am a clinical social worker and have been in practices for 32 years in several different areas of the country. I have been married for 31 years and have raised two children. I like clarity and will help you to break down problems into clearer, more manageable parts. I believe that you are the expert on your life and am honored to be able to work with you for a healthier future.
Welcome! I am a clinical social worker and have been in practices for 32 years in several different areas of the country. I have been married for 31 years and have raised two children. I like clarity and will help you to break down problems into clearer, more manageable parts. I believe that you are the expert on your life and am honored to be able to work with you for a healthier future.
(678) 279-5408 View (678) 279-5408

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Somatic Spiritual Counseling - Chris Cannon MA CAS
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lynch Station, VA 24571
Our world, our relationships, and our minds often present us with challenges too difficult to work out on our own. These challenges can bar us from intimate contact with ourselves and others. They often take over our life, or makes certain parts of it unbearable. And if you are seeking out ways to work with them, I whole-heartedly salute you. My counseling is client-centered, mindfulness-based, and attachment-informed. This means that you choose what we work on, I help you to explore it in the present moment, and we use the power of relationship and care in that exploration.
Our world, our relationships, and our minds often present us with challenges too difficult to work out on our own. These challenges can bar us from intimate contact with ourselves and others. They often take over our life, or makes certain parts of it unbearable. And if you are seeking out ways to work with them, I whole-heartedly salute you. My counseling is client-centered, mindfulness-based, and attachment-informed. This means that you choose what we work on, I help you to explore it in the present moment, and we use the power of relationship and care in that exploration.
(406) 313-8831 View (406) 313-8831
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Cynthia Agbayani
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lynch Station, VA 24571
I am Dr. Cynthia Agbayani, a licensed professional counselor, and Air Force veteran. My doctoral studies focus was attachment and trauma. I have 25-plus years of experience working with at-risk youth, families, couples, and individuals covering various issues. I specialize in attachment, trauma, anxiety, and family issues. I work with people who range in age from toddler to old age in varying settings, such as home-based, outpatient, residential, and telehealth.
I am Dr. Cynthia Agbayani, a licensed professional counselor, and Air Force veteran. My doctoral studies focus was attachment and trauma. I have 25-plus years of experience working with at-risk youth, families, couples, and individuals covering various issues. I specialize in attachment, trauma, anxiety, and family issues. I work with people who range in age from toddler to old age in varying settings, such as home-based, outpatient, residential, and telehealth.
(804) 395-5214 View (804) 395-5214
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Debbie Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hurt, VA 24563
Hi! My name is Debbie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in the field for over 13 years. I specialize primarily in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety, but have also helped individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Schizophrenia. I am trained in CBT, DBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and EMDR, and have spent the majority of my adult life developing and authenticating my skills to help those in need. I am very passionate about the work I do, and believe that all have the power within them to heal and recover, whatever that might look like.
Hi! My name is Debbie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in the field for over 13 years. I specialize primarily in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety, but have also helped individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Schizophrenia. I am trained in CBT, DBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and EMDR, and have spent the majority of my adult life developing and authenticating my skills to help those in need. I am very passionate about the work I do, and believe that all have the power within them to heal and recover, whatever that might look like.
(540) 616-2876 View (540) 616-2876
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Whole Soul Holistic Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, VA 24523  (Online Only)
Are you sick of feeling anxious, depressed, numb, overwhelmed or empty? Does life feel meaningless? I can help you heal and find real joy, peace and wholeness. I have helped hundreds of people with numerous issues such as depression. addiction, trauma, anxiety and more transform inside, out. I care about my clients’ well-being as much as I care about my own well-being. Helping others is a calling, not just a career. It is my greatest desire to help people heal, discover their authenticity and awaken to their true potential. I use my intuitive abilities, education and experience to empower you to build a life worth living!
Are you sick of feeling anxious, depressed, numb, overwhelmed or empty? Does life feel meaningless? I can help you heal and find real joy, peace and wholeness. I have helped hundreds of people with numerous issues such as depression. addiction, trauma, anxiety and more transform inside, out. I care about my clients’ well-being as much as I care about my own well-being. Helping others is a calling, not just a career. It is my greatest desire to help people heal, discover their authenticity and awaken to their true potential. I use my intuitive abilities, education and experience to empower you to build a life worth living!
(801) 396-8773 View (801) 396-8773
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Dr. Katherine Albach
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Huddleston, VA 24104  (Online Only)
I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2005 and use Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused treatments to help people navigate struggles with stress, mood, anxiety, family, relationships, and grief. I have specialized training in marriage and relationships, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and OCD. I pride myself on creating a relaxed and comfortable therapeutic environment as I know that this space is many people’s first experience with therapy. I believe in setting goals for growth and change and I love to give “homework”, nothing crazy just something to be thoughtful of or working on until the next session. I am
I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2005 and use Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused treatments to help people navigate struggles with stress, mood, anxiety, family, relationships, and grief. I have specialized training in marriage and relationships, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and OCD. I pride myself on creating a relaxed and comfortable therapeutic environment as I know that this space is many people’s first experience with therapy. I believe in setting goals for growth and change and I love to give “homework”, nothing crazy just something to be thoughtful of or working on until the next session. I am
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Joshua Kee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Joshua Kee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 12 years of clinical mental health experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced various symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger management, parent/child difficulty, mood disorders, stress management, ADHD, impulse control issues, and family and relationship issues, among others. Joshua is highly skilled in building rapport and trust with his clients in order to create an effective therapeutic alliance. He received his Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014.
Joshua Kee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 12 years of clinical mental health experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced various symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger management, parent/child difficulty, mood disorders, stress management, ADHD, impulse control issues, and family and relationship issues, among others. Joshua is highly skilled in building rapport and trust with his clients in order to create an effective therapeutic alliance. He received his Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014.
(434) 201-7566 View (434) 201-7566
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Abundant Life Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ripplemead, VA 24150
Do you need a better way to cope with anxiety or depression? You may need help finding practical strategies & skills to help you not only get through your day, but improve your ability to navigate school or work, relational, and spiritual challenges. You may need a safe place to talk about your beliefs or doubts. Maybe life has changed, and you can't seem to adjust. Maybe it all has become too much, & self-worth, health, and things that were once so important have taken a hit. You would like to feel happy and hopeful again. Or at least have some tools so that you feel a sense of positive progress and growth.
Do you need a better way to cope with anxiety or depression? You may need help finding practical strategies & skills to help you not only get through your day, but improve your ability to navigate school or work, relational, and spiritual challenges. You may need a safe place to talk about your beliefs or doubts. Maybe life has changed, and you can't seem to adjust. Maybe it all has become too much, & self-worth, health, and things that were once so important have taken a hit. You would like to feel happy and hopeful again. Or at least have some tools so that you feel a sense of positive progress and growth.
(540) 227-0005 View (540) 227-0005
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(434) 214-6556 View (434) 214-6556
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Ivy Bridge Counseling
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Roanoke, VA 24017
We believe that clients are the experts of their lives and strive to help use creative therapeutic avenues to create a space to help them meet their goals. Our experienced team has experience helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families address emotional and behavioral needs including anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, mood disorders, social and school issues, military related issues, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and family conflict.
We believe that clients are the experts of their lives and strive to help use creative therapeutic avenues to create a space to help them meet their goals. Our experienced team has experience helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families address emotional and behavioral needs including anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, mood disorders, social and school issues, military related issues, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and family conflict.
(407) 565-7942 View (407) 565-7942
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Erin Tomlinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midlothian, VA 23112
Hello, and welcome. My name is Erin and I am an LCSW with over 15 years of experience in my profession. My approach to therapy is collaborative, holistic and trauma-informed. Using techniques from evidenced-based modalities, I work with adults coping with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, chronic and terminal health conditions. As an EMDR trained therapist, I help clients process painful memories and experiences to achieve greater freedom and peace. I've been described as a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental professional and consider it an honor to accompany clients on their journey towards healing and wholeness.
Hello, and welcome. My name is Erin and I am an LCSW with over 15 years of experience in my profession. My approach to therapy is collaborative, holistic and trauma-informed. Using techniques from evidenced-based modalities, I work with adults coping with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, chronic and terminal health conditions. As an EMDR trained therapist, I help clients process painful memories and experiences to achieve greater freedom and peace. I've been described as a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental professional and consider it an honor to accompany clients on their journey towards healing and wholeness.
(804) 531-6841 View (804) 531-6841
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Nancy Long
FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Roanoke, VA 24012  (Online Only)
As a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, I completed my graduate degree at Savannah University in Savannah, Georgia. With over six years of experience, I have dedicated my career to treating and caring for patients with ADD and ADHD. My practice also encompasses a wide range of services, including behavioral health, primary care, and internal medicine.
As a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, I completed my graduate degree at Savannah University in Savannah, Georgia. With over six years of experience, I have dedicated my career to treating and caring for patients with ADD and ADHD. My practice also encompasses a wide range of services, including behavioral health, primary care, and internal medicine.
(540) 787-3649 View (540) 787-3649
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Autumn Church
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Autumn completed her undergraduate internship at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center in 2005. Since then, she has served as a clinician for local non-profit agencies, worked with local Community Services Boards, and facilitated groups in the Adult Behavioral Health Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She is currently a School Counselor with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Autumn's theoretical foundation is grounded in a person-centered approach, with a core belief in the importance of relationship development for effective treatment.
Autumn completed her undergraduate internship at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center in 2005. Since then, she has served as a clinician for local non-profit agencies, worked with local Community Services Boards, and facilitated groups in the Adult Behavioral Health Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She is currently a School Counselor with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Autumn's theoretical foundation is grounded in a person-centered approach, with a core belief in the importance of relationship development for effective treatment.
(571) 603-7858 View (571) 603-7858
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Maren Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Therapy is a great gift to yourself. The connection provided in a safe, therapeutic relationship is healing. I encourage self exploration to find and heal wounds that are blocking one's own self-love and connection to the authentic self that feels true and right. I provide a gentle, accepting presence to join you on your journey toward increased life satisfaction. I enjoy working with adults struggling with life transitions, anxiety, shame, depression, anger and grief or just feeling stuck.
Therapy is a great gift to yourself. The connection provided in a safe, therapeutic relationship is healing. I encourage self exploration to find and heal wounds that are blocking one's own self-love and connection to the authentic self that feels true and right. I provide a gentle, accepting presence to join you on your journey toward increased life satisfaction. I enjoy working with adults struggling with life transitions, anxiety, shame, depression, anger and grief or just feeling stuck.
(434) 448-8236 View (434) 448-8236
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Selina Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Christiansburg, VA 24073
My therapeutic approach is strengths based and tailored for each client, situation, and goal to find what works best for that individual. I believe you are the expert in your life and embrace a person-centered philosophy to best meet my client's needs. I have experience providing therapy in outpatient, school based, and in-home settings working with ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, dual diagnosis, anger management, substance use and abuse, parenting issues, and more. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and further certified to provide Trauma Focused CBT in the state of VA.
My therapeutic approach is strengths based and tailored for each client, situation, and goal to find what works best for that individual. I believe you are the expert in your life and embrace a person-centered philosophy to best meet my client's needs. I have experience providing therapy in outpatient, school based, and in-home settings working with ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, dual diagnosis, anger management, substance use and abuse, parenting issues, and more. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and further certified to provide Trauma Focused CBT in the state of VA.
(540) 779-8826 View (540) 779-8826
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Devin Byam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palmyra, VA 22963
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples and families in order to create healthy and sustainable thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior that empower them to be their best selves. My ideal client is someone who is motivated to change and recognizes that, even in life's hard times, you can still make positive changes that will empower you to move forward.
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples and families in order to create healthy and sustainable thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior that empower them to be their best selves. My ideal client is someone who is motivated to change and recognizes that, even in life's hard times, you can still make positive changes that will empower you to move forward.
(434) 277-2061 View (434) 277-2061
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Kristin Doan
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lynchburg, VA 24502  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working in the field of mental health for over ten years, providing both inpatient and outpatient services. My experience includes treating adults and adolescents struggling with depression/anxiety and emotion regulation, substance abuse, trauma-related concerns, and serious mental illnesses. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to assist my clients in reaching their goals and develop insight which leads to healing, peace, and acceptance.
I have experience working in the field of mental health for over ten years, providing both inpatient and outpatient services. My experience includes treating adults and adolescents struggling with depression/anxiety and emotion regulation, substance abuse, trauma-related concerns, and serious mental illnesses. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to assist my clients in reaching their goals and develop insight which leads to healing, peace, and acceptance.
(434) 362-1474 View (434) 362-1474

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Number of Therapists in Altavista, VA

< 10

Therapists in Altavista, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Stress
75% Grief
75% Spirituality
75% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Altavista, VA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Altavista?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.