Therapists in Arlington, VA

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Photo of Breanna Elliott, Resident in Counseling in Arlington, VA
Breanna Elliott
Resident in Counseling
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
I welcome individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, maternal mental health, co-occurring disorders and those who may experience stress from daily life experiences. Clients with addiction-related challenges appropriate for outpatient care are welcome as well. Let's work together to make your ideal day happen!
I welcome individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, maternal mental health, co-occurring disorders and those who may experience stress from daily life experiences. Clients with addiction-related challenges appropriate for outpatient care are welcome as well. Let's work together to make your ideal day happen!
(571) 388-3852 View (571) 388-3852
Photo of Shatiera Amankrah Seeds Of Hope Infertility Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, VA
Shatiera Amankrah Seeds Of Hope Infertility Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Are you struggling with the emotional rollercoaster of infertility? Are you pregnant or postpartum and feeling overwhelmed with motherhood? Infertility and Perinatal stress is a deeply personal experience that touches every corner of your life. The frustration, the invisible battles, can lead to feelings of hopelessness, making it difficult to envision a future where you're a parent. Anxiety can lead to continuous worry about what treatment options to pursue, outcome of fertility treatments, potential complications, and the financial burden of treatments.
Are you struggling with the emotional rollercoaster of infertility? Are you pregnant or postpartum and feeling overwhelmed with motherhood? Infertility and Perinatal stress is a deeply personal experience that touches every corner of your life. The frustration, the invisible battles, can lead to feelings of hopelessness, making it difficult to envision a future where you're a parent. Anxiety can lead to continuous worry about what treatment options to pursue, outcome of fertility treatments, potential complications, and the financial burden of treatments.
(571) 378-5825 View (571) 378-5825
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Karen Karafin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22204
Stressed, anxious, confused about your life? You're not alone! I have a lot of experience helping people sort through what's going on with them - their relationships, their feelings, their baggage from the past, their wishes for the future, and even their most basic concerns about their identity. The summer is a great time to get help with starting a new project or a new phase of life. It's also a good time to work on untangling the confusions and communication snarls that can prevent people from leading full, rich lives and having satisfying relationships. I am nonjudgmental, easy to talk to, and I've heard it all.
Stressed, anxious, confused about your life? You're not alone! I have a lot of experience helping people sort through what's going on with them - their relationships, their feelings, their baggage from the past, their wishes for the future, and even their most basic concerns about their identity. The summer is a great time to get help with starting a new project or a new phase of life. It's also a good time to work on untangling the confusions and communication snarls that can prevent people from leading full, rich lives and having satisfying relationships. I am nonjudgmental, easy to talk to, and I've heard it all.
(703) 671-7668 View (703) 671-7668
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Amy Taylor Scully
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
I believe that behind every problem lies the powerful desire for something better. In addition to specializing couples counseling and adults, my expertise is in therapy with adolescents (14+) and families. I use research-based therapies that offer practical methods and skills that build emotional flexibility, self-awareness and resilience. Many of my clients are working to become free of self-defeating patterns resulting from emotional neglect in early or adolescent development. My typical client is intelligent and responsible as well as anxious and stressed, lonely, depressed or angry.
I believe that behind every problem lies the powerful desire for something better. In addition to specializing couples counseling and adults, my expertise is in therapy with adolescents (14+) and families. I use research-based therapies that offer practical methods and skills that build emotional flexibility, self-awareness and resilience. Many of my clients are working to become free of self-defeating patterns resulting from emotional neglect in early or adolescent development. My typical client is intelligent and responsible as well as anxious and stressed, lonely, depressed or angry.
(571) 570-8363 View (571) 570-8363
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Teri M Bullis
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
I offer concrete, effective strategies to parents, children, & adolescents to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. My clients leave every session with a specific plan for exactly what to do to build skills or reduce problem behaviors, and improvement is usually quick to see. Children who benefit from my services exhibit a very broad range of challenges, including ADHD-related impulsivity and hyperactivity, aggression, oppositionality, "attitude", anxiety, ASD-related social skills deficits and challenges, enuresis, encopresis, and sleeping issues - just to name a few.
I offer concrete, effective strategies to parents, children, & adolescents to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. My clients leave every session with a specific plan for exactly what to do to build skills or reduce problem behaviors, and improvement is usually quick to see. Children who benefit from my services exhibit a very broad range of challenges, including ADHD-related impulsivity and hyperactivity, aggression, oppositionality, "attitude", anxiety, ASD-related social skills deficits and challenges, enuresis, encopresis, and sleeping issues - just to name a few.
(703) 260-9596 View (703) 260-9596
Photo of Varsha Balijepalli, Resident in Counseling in Arlington, VA
Varsha Balijepalli
Resident in Counseling, LPC-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
My motto as a therapist is to provide clients with unconditional positive regard and a solid therapeutic relationship. I believe that with caring and nurturance, there is no wound that cannot be healed and no fear that cannot be overcome. Together, we will discover your current alignment with your "authentic self " and work towards becoming your highest self/ best version. We are all work in progress, and while you may only see the seeds in you, I already see the flowers blooming in you. My aim is to offer you a gentle, sensitive, empathic and non-judgemental relationship, permitting you to reach a point of illumination and healing.
My motto as a therapist is to provide clients with unconditional positive regard and a solid therapeutic relationship. I believe that with caring and nurturance, there is no wound that cannot be healed and no fear that cannot be overcome. Together, we will discover your current alignment with your "authentic self " and work towards becoming your highest self/ best version. We are all work in progress, and while you may only see the seeds in you, I already see the flowers blooming in you. My aim is to offer you a gentle, sensitive, empathic and non-judgemental relationship, permitting you to reach a point of illumination and healing.
(571) 462-6480 View (571) 462-6480
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. Because we believe you're best served by a therapist 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 helping 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. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. Because we believe you're best served by a therapist 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 helping 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. Working with us, you'll get results.
(571) 701-2032 View (571) 701-2032
Photo of Stephanie Lama, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
Stephanie Lama
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, ERPSCC
Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed Bilingual (Spanish/English) therapist who understands not only the complexities of the human experience, but also the challenges associated with addiction, relationships, and general life transitions through a multicultural and trauma-informed lens. I also believe that each person comes with a unique set of abilities that at times are underdeveloped due to fears, doubts, and insecurities that are a product of their experiences. My aim is to empower individuals by helping them realize their maximum potential through positive reinforcement, guidance, a dose of lighthearted humor, and genuine support.
I am a licensed Bilingual (Spanish/English) therapist who understands not only the complexities of the human experience, but also the challenges associated with addiction, relationships, and general life transitions through a multicultural and trauma-informed lens. I also believe that each person comes with a unique set of abilities that at times are underdeveloped due to fears, doubts, and insecurities that are a product of their experiences. My aim is to empower individuals by helping them realize their maximum potential through positive reinforcement, guidance, a dose of lighthearted humor, and genuine support.
(571) 475-9870 View (571) 475-9870
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Cathy Webster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22203
Dr. Webster is a psychologist with extensive clinical training and experience in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety (GAD, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety), mood (depression, adjustment to life stressors), obsessive-compulsive spectrum, impulse control and emotion regulation disorders serving children, adolescents, adults and families in community and hospital-based settings.
Dr. Webster is a psychologist with extensive clinical training and experience in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety (GAD, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety), mood (depression, adjustment to life stressors), obsessive-compulsive spectrum, impulse control and emotion regulation disorders serving children, adolescents, adults and families in community and hospital-based settings.
(571) 556-4234 View (571) 556-4234
Photo of Kellie Zundel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, VA
Kellie Zundel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202
I love working with teens and adults who are exhausted from constantly thinking about food and their body, hate what they see when they look in the mirror, and are sick and tired of feeling trapped by an eating disorder.
I love working with teens and adults who are exhausted from constantly thinking about food and their body, hate what they see when they look in the mirror, and are sick and tired of feeling trapped by an eating disorder.
(571) 336-0958 View (571) 336-0958
Photo of Diane Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, VA
Diane Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22209  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or struggling in a relationship? Are you stuck and wondering what is keeping you stuck? Are you considering couples therapy and whether you want to remain together or begin the process of separation? Are you searching for lasting and tangible results in therapy? Together, we will work to uncover and undermine what is driving your symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, relationship and communication issues, medically difficult to explain symptoms, & self-sabotaging behaviors. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, and have had significant success working with men.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or struggling in a relationship? Are you stuck and wondering what is keeping you stuck? Are you considering couples therapy and whether you want to remain together or begin the process of separation? Are you searching for lasting and tangible results in therapy? Together, we will work to uncover and undermine what is driving your symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, relationship and communication issues, medically difficult to explain symptoms, & self-sabotaging behaviors. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, and have had significant success working with men.
(571) 789-0168 View (571) 789-0168
Photo of Aaron M Valdes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
Aaron M Valdes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and mental health professional in the Northern Virginia region. I specialize in child and adolescent issues and I have supported parents with skill-building throughout my career. If you are an individual struggling with day to day challenges, I can help you identify new skills and use your strengths to meet your needs. I am fully bilingual in Spanish and can conduct sessions is Spanish if preferred. For professionals seeking your VA license, I am a certified supervisor with extensive experience providing clinical supervision to meet your requirements as a Resident in Counseling.
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and mental health professional in the Northern Virginia region. I specialize in child and adolescent issues and I have supported parents with skill-building throughout my career. If you are an individual struggling with day to day challenges, I can help you identify new skills and use your strengths to meet your needs. I am fully bilingual in Spanish and can conduct sessions is Spanish if preferred. For professionals seeking your VA license, I am a certified supervisor with extensive experience providing clinical supervision to meet your requirements as a Resident in Counseling.
(571) 200-4668 View (571) 200-4668
Photo of Jacqueline Buarque de Macedo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, VA
Jacqueline Buarque de Macedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” – Carl Rogers. Are you feeling stuck and lost in a cycle of repetition? Are you unsure how to change your relationship with yourself and others? I am experienced in treating adults, children, and adolescents, who have struggled with a combination of issues. Additionally, I have a special interest in couples therapy and work out of a Gottman and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy perspective. My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, and adjustment disorders.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” – Carl Rogers. Are you feeling stuck and lost in a cycle of repetition? Are you unsure how to change your relationship with yourself and others? I am experienced in treating adults, children, and adolescents, who have struggled with a combination of issues. Additionally, I have a special interest in couples therapy and work out of a Gottman and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy perspective. My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, and adjustment disorders.
(703) 440-7619 View (703) 440-7619
Photo of Darleena Rae Cozzo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
Darleena Rae Cozzo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP , NCC
Verified
Arlington, VA 22209  (Online Only)
About Darleena Cozzo , is a licensed professional counselor serving Virginia and Tennessee who has over 28 years of experience in the social services field. Darleena's style is warm and professional and, at the same time, passionate and committed to you and your relationships. Darleena focuses on personal and spiritual growth to over-come the fears, regrets, and excuses that keep us stuck, depressed, anxious and unable to ACT.
About Darleena Cozzo , is a licensed professional counselor serving Virginia and Tennessee who has over 28 years of experience in the social services field. Darleena's style is warm and professional and, at the same time, passionate and committed to you and your relationships. Darleena focuses on personal and spiritual growth to over-come the fears, regrets, and excuses that keep us stuck, depressed, anxious and unable to ACT.
(865) 344-2940 View (865) 344-2940
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Shelley Jordan
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
Shelley believes in providing therapy in a safe and non-judgmental space, from an eclectic evidenced based approach that promotes hope, stability, and wellness, including faith-based perspective and trauma focus. Shelley has extensive experience with substance abuse, holding a previous Certified Alcohol Drug Certificate (CADC) in Illinois and previous certification as an emergency services prescreener in mental health. Shelley believes her purpose is to assist individuals to live life healthy and with hope.
Shelley believes in providing therapy in a safe and non-judgmental space, from an eclectic evidenced based approach that promotes hope, stability, and wellness, including faith-based perspective and trauma focus. Shelley has extensive experience with substance abuse, holding a previous Certified Alcohol Drug Certificate (CADC) in Illinois and previous certification as an emergency services prescreener in mental health. Shelley believes her purpose is to assist individuals to live life healthy and with hope.
(703) 594-4307 View (703) 594-4307
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Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
We specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has been scientifically proven to be highly effective for anxiety, depression, and other problems we treat (please see our website for the full list). CBT is the best available drug-free approach for most psychological problems; it is active, solution-focused, and relatively short-term. We work collaboratively with our clients to make real improvements in their lives. CBT focuses on developing skills for coping with difficult emotions and for changing unhelpful patterns of behavior.
We specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has been scientifically proven to be highly effective for anxiety, depression, and other problems we treat (please see our website for the full list). CBT is the best available drug-free approach for most psychological problems; it is active, solution-focused, and relatively short-term. We work collaboratively with our clients to make real improvements in their lives. CBT focuses on developing skills for coping with difficult emotions and for changing unhelpful patterns of behavior.
(703) 539-5006 View (703) 539-5006
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Shauna Alonge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , JD, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22207
Life is a journey, and we sometimes lose our direction, get "stuck," and don't know where to turn. Feelings of hopelessness and shame often arise, and our coping skills fail us. Joy can fade from our lives, and some of us isolate as we question who we are and where we fit in. If we knew how to make positive changes, we would jump at the chance -- we can't just "snap out of it" as some might suggest. My approach to therapy and counseling builds on client strengths -- we all have them, and I can help you to identify them. Therapy opens doors to wellness allowing patients to not only 'get well' but also to explore life goals.
Life is a journey, and we sometimes lose our direction, get "stuck," and don't know where to turn. Feelings of hopelessness and shame often arise, and our coping skills fail us. Joy can fade from our lives, and some of us isolate as we question who we are and where we fit in. If we knew how to make positive changes, we would jump at the chance -- we can't just "snap out of it" as some might suggest. My approach to therapy and counseling builds on client strengths -- we all have them, and I can help you to identify them. Therapy opens doors to wellness allowing patients to not only 'get well' but also to explore life goals.
(571) 999-6945 View (571) 999-6945
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Stop My OCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LLM, LPC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22202  (Online Only)
Anxiety, trauma, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and substance use can be debilitating. Many people suffer with these issues fearing there is no hope for treatment. Every day that goes by robs you of a precious part of your life. Many of our clients were so desperate for relief before they reached out for help that they relied on substance use or even made a suicide attempt. If you are reading this listing it means that you have decided to take your life back and conquer those afflictions. There is no need to suffer any longer.
Anxiety, trauma, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and substance use can be debilitating. Many people suffer with these issues fearing there is no hope for treatment. Every day that goes by robs you of a precious part of your life. Many of our clients were so desperate for relief before they reached out for help that they relied on substance use or even made a suicide attempt. If you are reading this listing it means that you have decided to take your life back and conquer those afflictions. There is no need to suffer any longer.
(571) 200-8581 View (571) 200-8581
Photo of Arsheia Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
Arsheia Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
I'm so glad you're here! I believe that we all have the potential to be our best selves, and it is my honor and privilege to help you get there. I am a licensed professional counselor with 16 years of experience in the mental health field. I am also a licensed Substance Abuse practitioner and certified sex offender treatment provider. I have extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My therapy practice is based on cognitive-behavioral principles from a client-centered perspective. As a therapist, I aim to help you rediscover your life's balance.
I'm so glad you're here! I believe that we all have the potential to be our best selves, and it is my honor and privilege to help you get there. I am a licensed professional counselor with 16 years of experience in the mental health field. I am also a licensed Substance Abuse practitioner and certified sex offender treatment provider. I have extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My therapy practice is based on cognitive-behavioral principles from a client-centered perspective. As a therapist, I aim to help you rediscover your life's balance.
(703) 270-0551 View (703) 270-0551
Photo of Anne N Kamau, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
Anne N Kamau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22204
Do you long for relief from anxiety and depression? Is low self-esteem holding you back? Do you feel stuck in a toxic relationship that stresses and drains you? Oftentimes we feel like it’s impossible to beat these patterns, to feel truly confident, to break free. And it impacts our daily lives in more ways than we know. These problems can make you hide, minimize, and suppress yourself. They can make you live below your full potential.
Do you long for relief from anxiety and depression? Is low self-esteem holding you back? Do you feel stuck in a toxic relationship that stresses and drains you? Oftentimes we feel like it’s impossible to beat these patterns, to feel truly confident, to break free. And it impacts our daily lives in more ways than we know. These problems can make you hide, minimize, and suppress yourself. They can make you live below your full potential.
(571) 341-7249 View (571) 341-7249

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Number of Therapists in Arlington, VA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Arlington, VA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Arlington, VA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arlington?

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.