Therapists in Arlington, VA

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Photo of Varsha Balijepalli, Resident in Counseling in Arlington, VA
Varsha Balijepalli
Resident in Counseling, LPC-R
Verified 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
Photo of Audrey Tallon (Formerly Denkler), Resident in Counseling in Arlington, VA
Audrey Tallon (Formerly Denkler)
Resident in Counseling, LRC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Audrey provides services for children, individuals, couples, and families. She aims to offer her clients a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to explore thoughts, behaviors, and emotions with the goal of developing more effective coping and problem-solving skills to promote more satisfying intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. Her approach as a person-centered counselor is to meet each client and their unique needs exactly where they are upon beginning counseling. She utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and family systems theory to approach clients in a holistic manner.
Audrey provides services for children, individuals, couples, and families. She aims to offer her clients a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental space to explore thoughts, behaviors, and emotions with the goal of developing more effective coping and problem-solving skills to promote more satisfying intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. Her approach as a person-centered counselor is to meet each client and their unique needs exactly where they are upon beginning counseling. She utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and family systems theory to approach clients in a holistic manner.
(571) 462-2714 View (571) 462-2714
Photo of Denise Hall, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, VA
Denise Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Hello, my name is Denise and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I have been in the behavioral health field for over 28 years working with individuals and families. I have experience in many aspects of therapeutic interventions and work in a person-focused and centered approach. I utilize a relaxed, interactive communication style. My work experience spans in several areas including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions, and also have a subspecialty in working with individuals and their family members with Autism.
Hello, my name is Denise and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I have been in the behavioral health field for over 28 years working with individuals and families. I have experience in many aspects of therapeutic interventions and work in a person-focused and centered approach. I utilize a relaxed, interactive communication style. My work experience spans in several areas including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions, and also have a subspecialty in working with individuals and their family members with Autism.
(703) 890-5073 View (703) 890-5073
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Angela Coleman
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Angie. When helping with psychological challenges (those impacting thoughts and emotions), I help with a warm, empathetic non-judgmental approach. I look at the specific needs of the individual. Spiritual and physical factors can be taken into account as well, depending on needs and desires. I look at the whole person; Thoughts, feelings, circumstances, actions/behaviors/symptom presentation, personality temperament, relationships, physical conditions impacting mental health, and other factors that impact our thoughts, emotions, and actions.
Hi! I'm Angie. When helping with psychological challenges (those impacting thoughts and emotions), I help with a warm, empathetic non-judgmental approach. I look at the specific needs of the individual. Spiritual and physical factors can be taken into account as well, depending on needs and desires. I look at the whole person; Thoughts, feelings, circumstances, actions/behaviors/symptom presentation, personality temperament, relationships, physical conditions impacting mental health, and other factors that impact our thoughts, emotions, and actions.
(571) 470-6283 x1 View (571) 470-6283 x1
Photo of Joseph Melendez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, VA
Joseph Melendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
I am a holistic and integrative therapist and my core principles are compassion, collaboration, and transparency. I have extensive experience in counseling individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, work/life balance stressors, life transitions, substance use, and other areas. I provide counseling to couples and families to address stress, communication concerns, and conflict.
I am a holistic and integrative therapist and my core principles are compassion, collaboration, and transparency. I have extensive experience in counseling individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, work/life balance stressors, life transitions, substance use, and other areas. I provide counseling to couples and families to address stress, communication concerns, and conflict.
(703) 643-4502 View (703) 643-4502
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Thomas V Parinello
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
You are unique. The way you experience and process the world around you is a reflection of your individuality. As such, my approach is tailored to suit the specific needs of the individuals I work with. I believe that everyone is doing their best, given their life circumstances and acquired coping. You deserve to have a provider meet you where you are in life, to be heard and feel understood. In my practice, I don’t just offer therapy; I offer a committed partnership in care with a specialized skill set, expert guidance, and empathetic support.
You are unique. The way you experience and process the world around you is a reflection of your individuality. As such, my approach is tailored to suit the specific needs of the individuals I work with. I believe that everyone is doing their best, given their life circumstances and acquired coping. You deserve to have a provider meet you where you are in life, to be heard and feel understood. In my practice, I don’t just offer therapy; I offer a committed partnership in care with a specialized skill set, expert guidance, and empathetic support.
(571) 495-2533 View (571) 495-2533
Photo of Jacqueline Buarque de Macedo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, VA
Jacqueline Buarque de Macedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified 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 Kaitlyn Herrera, Pre-Licensed Professional in Arlington, VA
Kaitlyn Herrera
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22201
With all of the pressure that society places on hopeful, soon-to-be, and new parents, you may be searching for a nonjudgmental and affirming space to be heard. Look no further! I have years of experience working with individuals who are concerned about their mental wellness and/or have experienced trauma. I use a strengths-based perspective to help you identify both your resilience and the resources in your environment that will empower you to overcome any barriers you may face. The fastest way to schedule an appointment with me is to send an email. I look forward to working with you soon!
With all of the pressure that society places on hopeful, soon-to-be, and new parents, you may be searching for a nonjudgmental and affirming space to be heard. Look no further! I have years of experience working with individuals who are concerned about their mental wellness and/or have experienced trauma. I use a strengths-based perspective to help you identify both your resilience and the resources in your environment that will empower you to overcome any barriers you may face. The fastest way to schedule an appointment with me is to send an email. I look forward to working with you soon!
(571) 322-8307 View (571) 322-8307
Photo of Lorraine Rauen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, VA
Lorraine Rauen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or sad or dealing with trauma? Perhaps you are struggling with your marriage or other relationships. Do you feel concerned about your children? Or maybe life is presenting obstacles surrounding chronic illness or life transitions? I integrate a holistic approach and treatments to improve mental health and quality of life. I will listen attentively and assist you in exploring and understanding your innate self awareness. I will teach you specific ways to shift thoughts and behaviors that will calm your body and provide relief and reduction of symptoms.
Are you feeling anxious or sad or dealing with trauma? Perhaps you are struggling with your marriage or other relationships. Do you feel concerned about your children? Or maybe life is presenting obstacles surrounding chronic illness or life transitions? I integrate a holistic approach and treatments to improve mental health and quality of life. I will listen attentively and assist you in exploring and understanding your innate self awareness. I will teach you specific ways to shift thoughts and behaviors that will calm your body and provide relief and reduction of symptoms.
(703) 419-9292 View (703) 419-9292
Photo of Allana Taylor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, VA
Allana Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist, working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma; and stressors related to related difficult life transitions, unhealthy relationships, and family conflict. I believe a productive therapeutic experience should focus less on the bad choices you have made in your life and more on the right choices you decide to make going forward. Your past is important but not as important as your future. You will leave therapy, empowered with new tools and feeling confident about the new direction of your life.
I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist, working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma; and stressors related to related difficult life transitions, unhealthy relationships, and family conflict. I believe a productive therapeutic experience should focus less on the bad choices you have made in your life and more on the right choices you decide to make going forward. Your past is important but not as important as your future. You will leave therapy, empowered with new tools and feeling confident about the new direction of your life.
(571) 321-5005 View (571) 321-5005
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Peak Wellness Group
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
At Peak Wellness Group, we aim to help the Metropolitan DC community achieve peak levels of functioning and experience an enhanced sense of well-being through the delivery of quality psychological services. Prioritizing collaboration, convenience, and innovation, we strive to simplify the process of obtaining psychological wellness services and to deliver personalized, evidence-based care that considers each individual's needs, goals, and values.
At Peak Wellness Group, we aim to help the Metropolitan DC community achieve peak levels of functioning and experience an enhanced sense of well-being through the delivery of quality psychological services. Prioritizing collaboration, convenience, and innovation, we strive to simplify the process of obtaining psychological wellness services and to deliver personalized, evidence-based care that considers each individual's needs, goals, and values.
(571) 200-4478 View (571) 200-4478
Photo of Silver Lake Psychology--Virginia location, Psychologist in Arlington, VA
Silver Lake Psychology--Virginia location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(703) 386-7948 View (703) 386-7948
Photo of Dr. Sarah Arango, Psychologist in Arlington, VA
Dr. Sarah Arango
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Therapy can be a helpful way to gain insights, explore, and challenge yourself in a space that is free of judgment. I aim to provide a space where you can feel connected and supported, and where you can develop skills that will help you navigate challenges, thrive, and create meaningful change. I value learning about each client’s background and lived experience, and use a warm, active, and collaborative approach in therapy. If you are seeking couples therapy, our sessions can help you build concrete skills to improve communication, while also having the space to process the past and work towards the future.
Therapy can be a helpful way to gain insights, explore, and challenge yourself in a space that is free of judgment. I aim to provide a space where you can feel connected and supported, and where you can develop skills that will help you navigate challenges, thrive, and create meaningful change. I value learning about each client’s background and lived experience, and use a warm, active, and collaborative approach in therapy. If you are seeking couples therapy, our sessions can help you build concrete skills to improve communication, while also having the space to process the past and work towards the future.
(571) 462-2018 View (571) 462-2018
Photo of Kimberly Sherman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington, VA
Kimberly Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203  (Online Only)
Dealing with processing and healing from past experiences, whether they happened recently or in childhood? Not sure how you want to show up in your relationships, or how to set boundaries to have healthier dynamics in your relationships? Experiencing imposter syndrome as you enter new phases in your life, whether it be college, employment or relationships? Feeling overwhelmed with the daily requirements of being a human in the current world? Therapy can help unpack all these feelings so you can show up in your daily life the way you want!
Dealing with processing and healing from past experiences, whether they happened recently or in childhood? Not sure how you want to show up in your relationships, or how to set boundaries to have healthier dynamics in your relationships? Experiencing imposter syndrome as you enter new phases in your life, whether it be college, employment or relationships? Feeling overwhelmed with the daily requirements of being a human in the current world? Therapy can help unpack all these feelings so you can show up in your daily life the way you want!
(571) 946-4695 View (571) 946-4695
Photo of Diana Bermudez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
Diana Bermudez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
Waitlist for new clients
My mission is to strengthen the emotional wellbeing of young children (babies-8 years old), and their families and teachers who support them. I believe that developing the coping skills of the children, while improving the family relationships (and school environment when possible) decreases and prevents behavior challenges. I provide family psychotherapy and parent coaching, with a combination of art therapy, play therapy, yoga and mindfulness techniques, to engage family members of all ages.
My mission is to strengthen the emotional wellbeing of young children (babies-8 years old), and their families and teachers who support them. I believe that developing the coping skills of the children, while improving the family relationships (and school environment when possible) decreases and prevents behavior challenges. I provide family psychotherapy and parent coaching, with a combination of art therapy, play therapy, yoga and mindfulness techniques, to engage family members of all ages.
(703) 782-8763 View (703) 782-8763
Photo of Elevate Wellness, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
Elevate Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel better somehow? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life. Therapy offers the opportunity to learn about oneself, access your inner strength and lead a fulfilling life and a space to heal.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel better somehow? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life. Therapy offers the opportunity to learn about oneself, access your inner strength and lead a fulfilling life and a space to heal.
(571) 520-8261 View (571) 520-8261
Photo of Kerstin Perini, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
Kerstin Perini
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
I am Kerstin Perini, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience. I work with individuals, couples and families addressing issues to include: Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Coping and Communication Skill Deficits, Grief, Bereavement, and Life Transitions. I have an integrative, collaborative and humanistic approach to therapy which incorporates Solutions Focused, Mindfulness Based, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Awareness, and Strengths-Based Strategies.
I am Kerstin Perini, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience. I work with individuals, couples and families addressing issues to include: Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Coping and Communication Skill Deficits, Grief, Bereavement, and Life Transitions. I have an integrative, collaborative and humanistic approach to therapy which incorporates Solutions Focused, Mindfulness Based, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Awareness, and Strengths-Based Strategies.
(571) 496-9002 View (571) 496-9002
Photo of Angel Van Wagenen, Psychologist in Arlington, VA
Angel Van Wagenen
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
I am warm, supportive and create a comfortable environment to put clients at ease. I collaborate closely with clients to facilitate self-reflection and increased insight. I value each person’s unique life experience and tailor treatment accordingly. I am integrative in my approach to treatment to ensure that I provide with you with strategies that provide enhanced clarity and growth. In my work with couples, I utilize the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, a skills-based modality of couples treatment. We will work together to identify goals, improve communication, build trust, and enhance intimacy.
I am warm, supportive and create a comfortable environment to put clients at ease. I collaborate closely with clients to facilitate self-reflection and increased insight. I value each person’s unique life experience and tailor treatment accordingly. I am integrative in my approach to treatment to ensure that I provide with you with strategies that provide enhanced clarity and growth. In my work with couples, I utilize the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, a skills-based modality of couples treatment. We will work together to identify goals, improve communication, build trust, and enhance intimacy.
(571) 778-3495 View (571) 778-3495
Photo of Julia Berlin, Pre-Licensed Professional in Arlington, VA
Julia Berlin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22201
I am a licensed Resident in Marriage and Family therapy. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from the College of William and Mary and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of South Carolina. I have experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups. These experiences solidified my passion for working with a diverse population of families and individuals. I have experience working with military families, LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families, and adolescents.
I am a licensed Resident in Marriage and Family therapy. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from the College of William and Mary and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of South Carolina. I have experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups. These experiences solidified my passion for working with a diverse population of families and individuals. I have experience working with military families, LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families, and adolescents.
(571) 621-7640 x906 View (571) 621-7640 x906
Photo of Brielle Pedrick, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
Brielle Pedrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
I enjoy working with clients on concerns related to anxiety, depression, body image, disordered eating, intimate relationships, adjustment concerns, sexuality, sexual violence and trauma. My approach to counseling is collaborative and I strive to provide a non-judgmental and accepting counseling environment.
I enjoy working with clients on concerns related to anxiety, depression, body image, disordered eating, intimate relationships, adjustment concerns, sexuality, sexual violence and trauma. My approach to counseling is collaborative and I strive to provide a non-judgmental and accepting counseling environment.
(703) 270-0531 View (703) 270-0531

How does your Therapist compare?

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
76% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% Aetna

How Therapists in Arlington, VA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% 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.