Therapists in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA

Photo of Rebecca A.e. Smith, Psychologist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Rebecca A.e. Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207  (Online Only)
For my patients, things often look pretty impressive on the outside, but in their heads it’s a different story. The overachievers, the perfectionists, the people pleasers — no one in their lives might even guess they’re struggling. They look like they’ve got it all together. Despite being intelligent, effective, ambitious women, life isn’t as perfect as it seems. They feel anxious, stressed, unfulfilled, and burnt out; they’re critical of themselves; they’re dealing with the very real ups and downs of this particular season of life. They doubt themselves more than most people who have achieved half of what they have.
For my patients, things often look pretty impressive on the outside, but in their heads it’s a different story. The overachievers, the perfectionists, the people pleasers — no one in their lives might even guess they’re struggling. They look like they’ve got it all together. Despite being intelligent, effective, ambitious women, life isn’t as perfect as it seems. They feel anxious, stressed, unfulfilled, and burnt out; they’re critical of themselves; they’re dealing with the very real ups and downs of this particular season of life. They doubt themselves more than most people who have achieved half of what they have.
(571) 568-8933 View (571) 568-8933
Photo of Francinne Anez, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Francinne Anez
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW, ACCBHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207  (Online Only)
Francinne Anez is a Certified Brain Health Coach and clinical supervisee who specializes in helping clients enhance their ability to effectively cope with life's stressors .
Francinne Anez is a Certified Brain Health Coach and clinical supervisee who specializes in helping clients enhance their ability to effectively cope with life's stressors .
(571) 450-8747 View (571) 450-8747
Photo of Dr. Heather Sheets, PLLC, Psychologist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Dr. Heather Sheets, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
There are certain transition points in life: moments when you identify a shift in your inner dialogue, or you recognize a need for lasting change, or you decide it’s time to choose which of your life experiences should be footnotes and which should be part of your greater narrative. I believe these are moments of opportunity—and together, we can use the discomfort caused by life changes, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, or other stressors to navigate the next portion of your life journey in a brave, healthy direction. I look forward to learning more about you and your goals for change.
There are certain transition points in life: moments when you identify a shift in your inner dialogue, or you recognize a need for lasting change, or you decide it’s time to choose which of your life experiences should be footnotes and which should be part of your greater narrative. I believe these are moments of opportunity—and together, we can use the discomfort caused by life changes, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, or other stressors to navigate the next portion of your life journey in a brave, healthy direction. I look forward to learning more about you and your goals for change.
(571) 290-2825 View (571) 290-2825
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Nancy Brutsché
MSN, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
MINDFULNESS-BASED SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY & INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS: "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." [Ralph Waldo Emerson]. All that you seek already lies within you. It is my great pleasure to assist you in opening up to your wholeness. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, chronic illness, pain, feeling stuck, existential/spiritual issues or simply seeking what you have been missing or what calls you, I am here to help you find the freedom, peace, love and joy you desire. I DO NOT PRESCRIBE NOR MANAGE MEDICATIONS.
MINDFULNESS-BASED SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY & INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS: "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." [Ralph Waldo Emerson]. All that you seek already lies within you. It is my great pleasure to assist you in opening up to your wholeness. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, chronic illness, pain, feeling stuck, existential/spiritual issues or simply seeking what you have been missing or what calls you, I am here to help you find the freedom, peace, love and joy you desire. I DO NOT PRESCRIBE NOR MANAGE MEDICATIONS.
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Photo of Amy Van Arsdale, Psychologist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Amy Van Arsdale
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
Not accepting new clients
I'm a licensed psychologist with over a decade of experience. I've found that many of us are talented and have potential, but anxiety, uncertainty, depression, or life circumstances prevent us from leading productive and fulfilling careers. I've worked with hundreds of people to help them find a career that suits their interests, values, and skills--whether preparing for college, adjusting to parenthood, or making a mid-life career transition. Because I'm a psychologist, I do more than coach: I can help identify any root causes that keep you "stuck," treat these issues, and help you to thrive.
I'm a licensed psychologist with over a decade of experience. I've found that many of us are talented and have potential, but anxiety, uncertainty, depression, or life circumstances prevent us from leading productive and fulfilling careers. I've worked with hundreds of people to help them find a career that suits their interests, values, and skills--whether preparing for college, adjusting to parenthood, or making a mid-life career transition. Because I'm a psychologist, I do more than coach: I can help identify any root causes that keep you "stuck," treat these issues, and help you to thrive.
(855) 707-0483 View (855) 707-0483
Photo of Sonia Kahn, Psychologist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Sonia Kahn
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified
13 Endorsed
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
Waitlist for new clients
Our personal difficulties are often a "Catch 22," -- comfortable, familiar patterns of behavior inadvertently keep us in unhealthy/unsatisfactory circumstances or relationships. As your therapist, I aim to help you understand your current problems in the context of your unique life experiences, allowing you to develop insight into how your difficulties developed while growing in ways that get you 'unstuck.' I do this by facilitating conversations about your interpersonal relationships (past and present); early life experiences; what you are thinking and feeling (or may be preventing yourself from feeling); and how you communicate your thoughts, feelings, and needs with others.
Our personal difficulties are often a "Catch 22," -- comfortable, familiar patterns of behavior inadvertently keep us in unhealthy/unsatisfactory circumstances or relationships. As your therapist, I aim to help you understand your current problems in the context of your unique life experiences, allowing you to develop insight into how your difficulties developed while growing in ways that get you 'unstuck.' I do this by facilitating conversations about your interpersonal relationships (past and present); early life experiences; what you are thinking and feeling (or may be preventing yourself from feeling); and how you communicate your thoughts, feelings, and needs with others.
(703) 596-1781 View (703) 596-1781
Photo of Ginger M Sullivan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Ginger M Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
I am your last stop. If life has disappointed you. If you are depleted. If you are lost. If your relationship is hopelessly leaving you unsatisfied. If your partner is complaining about your internal emotional desert. If you are one step from calling it quits or calling the lawyer. If you are out of ideas at how to make life and relationship work. If therapy has not worked for you in the past ... ... get ready. Your story can take a different turn. Give me a call and let's get started giving you the life - and the relationship - you desire and you deserve. I can help you have more and better.
I am your last stop. If life has disappointed you. If you are depleted. If you are lost. If your relationship is hopelessly leaving you unsatisfied. If your partner is complaining about your internal emotional desert. If you are one step from calling it quits or calling the lawyer. If you are out of ideas at how to make life and relationship work. If therapy has not worked for you in the past ... ... get ready. Your story can take a different turn. Give me a call and let's get started giving you the life - and the relationship - you desire and you deserve. I can help you have more and better.
(202) 656-9995 View (202) 656-9995
Photo of Olya Walker, Marriage & Family Therapist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Olya Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, IFS CER, IFIO
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
Parenting, being a teenager, and being in a relationship can be some of the most fulfilling and challenging parts of life! I specialize in helping people, who are in strained relationships or struggling with trauma and other things that are private, find a new path. Life is full of difficulties, but often underneath it all is a lack of connection and belonging. I make it safe for teens and parents, adults and couples to get unstuck and talk about the real stuff that makes it difficult to live a satisfied life and thrive.
Parenting, being a teenager, and being in a relationship can be some of the most fulfilling and challenging parts of life! I specialize in helping people, who are in strained relationships or struggling with trauma and other things that are private, find a new path. Life is full of difficulties, but often underneath it all is a lack of connection and belonging. I make it safe for teens and parents, adults and couples to get unstuck and talk about the real stuff that makes it difficult to live a satisfied life and thrive.
(703) 215-3890 View (703) 215-3890
Photo of Patrick D Ryan, Mental Health Counselor in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Patrick D Ryan
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) that specializes in helping patients overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance use disorders, family conflict and grief. I also have a special interest and experience helping adults, young adults, and high school students struggling with life transitions (college, adulthood etc.), performance and relationships. Whether working with adolescents, school-age children, or adults, I look forward to working with you and helping you and/or a loved one emerge from any life obstacles or issues.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) that specializes in helping patients overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance use disorders, family conflict and grief. I also have a special interest and experience helping adults, young adults, and high school students struggling with life transitions (college, adulthood etc.), performance and relationships. Whether working with adolescents, school-age children, or adults, I look forward to working with you and helping you and/or a loved one emerge from any life obstacles or issues.
(703) 457-8279 View (703) 457-8279
Photo of Maya N Georgieva, Licensed Professional Counselor in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Maya N Georgieva
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LCPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
I remember being in high-school; the world seemed both exciting and overwhelming. What I love about working with teens the most is that I get to witness their impressive resilience, refreshing sense of humor, and inspiring idealism. Adolescence can be a turbulent time for young people and their families. High school students struggle with the effects of social media, body image, fatigue, friendship issues, academic pressures; they don't always know how to reach out for support. The most valuable thing that I can offer is my unconditional positive regard for my teen clients and their families.
I remember being in high-school; the world seemed both exciting and overwhelming. What I love about working with teens the most is that I get to witness their impressive resilience, refreshing sense of humor, and inspiring idealism. Adolescence can be a turbulent time for young people and their families. High school students struggle with the effects of social media, body image, fatigue, friendship issues, academic pressures; they don't always know how to reach out for support. The most valuable thing that I can offer is my unconditional positive regard for my teen clients and their families.
(703) 348-2711 View (703) 348-2711
Photo of Andrea LoBalbo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Andrea LoBalbo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
All of us feel times of heightened stress, sadness, and worry. For adolescents, this often comes as they navigate increased independence in a world of school, friends, family, and relationships. For adults in the hectic DC area, work-life balance often doesn’t feel very balanced at all, and many struggle for connection with family and friends. For families, there is often conflict and dissonance that arises as we grow and change. Sometimes this becomes just too much to manage on our own. As a therapist with 15+ years experience, I help clients work through these challenges and grow towards a place of security and connection.
All of us feel times of heightened stress, sadness, and worry. For adolescents, this often comes as they navigate increased independence in a world of school, friends, family, and relationships. For adults in the hectic DC area, work-life balance often doesn’t feel very balanced at all, and many struggle for connection with family and friends. For families, there is often conflict and dissonance that arises as we grow and change. Sometimes this becomes just too much to manage on our own. As a therapist with 15+ years experience, I help clients work through these challenges and grow towards a place of security and connection.
(703) 596-2125 View (703) 596-2125
Photo of David Leonard Trautmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
David Leonard Trautmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
It’s been my lifelong desire and a source of deep personal satisfaction to be able to assist people who are in distress to find ways to resolve the struggles and challenges they are having, and have enjoyed helping others as I've been helped. From an early age I have known, and have come increasingly to understand, how key psychology – our understandings and attitudes - is to happiness and success, a sense of well-being, and good functioning in all areas of life. If you want that, or just want to stop hurting and feeling bad and to have better relations with the people who are important to you, I would be happy to help!
It’s been my lifelong desire and a source of deep personal satisfaction to be able to assist people who are in distress to find ways to resolve the struggles and challenges they are having, and have enjoyed helping others as I've been helped. From an early age I have known, and have come increasingly to understand, how key psychology – our understandings and attitudes - is to happiness and success, a sense of well-being, and good functioning in all areas of life. If you want that, or just want to stop hurting and feeling bad and to have better relations with the people who are important to you, I would be happy to help!
(571) 317-2294 View (571) 317-2294
Photo of Mary W Lindahl, Psychologist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Mary W Lindahl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
Sometimes even the strongest people need help to work through life’s more challenging problems. I offer psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families, using a variety of modalities such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, play therapy, and family systems approaches. Working collaboratively, I tailor therapy to successfully address the client’s individual needs and goals. I also offer consultation with interested colleagues on issues involved in diagnosis and therapy, working with allied professionals, and encounters with the legal system.
Sometimes even the strongest people need help to work through life’s more challenging problems. I offer psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families, using a variety of modalities such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, play therapy, and family systems approaches. Working collaboratively, I tailor therapy to successfully address the client’s individual needs and goals. I also offer consultation with interested colleagues on issues involved in diagnosis and therapy, working with allied professionals, and encounters with the legal system.
(571) 458-1492 View (571) 458-1492
Photo of Lana Ross, Psychologist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Lana Ross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207  (Online Only)
I believe in helping individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to improve well-being. I believe empathy is important in the therapeutic alliance and I strive to create a safe space where the client(s) can feel comfortable in therapy and actively engage in treatment. With individuals, my approach to therapy is based in cognitive-behavioral theory, but also flexible and pragmatic, depending on the individual’s needs. With couples, I primarily utilize the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, and provide strategies to enhance effective communication, strengthen trust, deepen intimacy and manage conflict.
I believe in helping individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to improve well-being. I believe empathy is important in the therapeutic alliance and I strive to create a safe space where the client(s) can feel comfortable in therapy and actively engage in treatment. With individuals, my approach to therapy is based in cognitive-behavioral theory, but also flexible and pragmatic, depending on the individual’s needs. With couples, I primarily utilize the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, and provide strategies to enhance effective communication, strengthen trust, deepen intimacy and manage conflict.
(571) 536-7147 View (571) 536-7147
Photo of Amanda Coyle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Amanda Coyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
Our careers and our sense of self are usually tightly linked, yet we don't always recognize this tie. This connection can have a big impact on how we relate to others in our lives. I would be honored to be your therapist as you navigate your personal or career challenges. Giving ourselves the space to explore and process our thoughts, feelings and needs is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves. Knowing we are not alone in this journey can be quite powerful.
Our careers and our sense of self are usually tightly linked, yet we don't always recognize this tie. This connection can have a big impact on how we relate to others in our lives. I would be honored to be your therapist as you navigate your personal or career challenges. Giving ourselves the space to explore and process our thoughts, feelings and needs is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves. Knowing we are not alone in this journey can be quite powerful.
(571) 620-6541 View (571) 620-6541
Photo of Sara Boothe, Licensed Professional Counselor in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Sara Boothe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new client. Hello! I am glad you have been brought to my profile. I fully understand that therapy is a challenging process, and what makes the biggest difference is finding a therapist that is the best fit for you. If you are someone looking to start the therapy journey that is wanting to: improve their relationship with the self and others, find more solid footing in the world around them, rid themselves of intrusive negative thoughts, build up their self-esteem, and increase emotional awareness/regulation, and more, I would be honored to help you.
Currently not accepting new client. Hello! I am glad you have been brought to my profile. I fully understand that therapy is a challenging process, and what makes the biggest difference is finding a therapist that is the best fit for you. If you are someone looking to start the therapy journey that is wanting to: improve their relationship with the self and others, find more solid footing in the world around them, rid themselves of intrusive negative thoughts, build up their self-esteem, and increase emotional awareness/regulation, and more, I would be honored to help you.
(703) 952-5314 View (703) 952-5314
Photo of Arielle Bernstein, Psychologist in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Arielle Bernstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207  (Online Only)
Stress and anxiety are something we all have to deal with. Perhaps now you’re feeling like it’s getting to be a bit too much to handle? My specialization in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help you better manage your stress and anxiety, improve your mood and relationships, and get you moving towards the things you value most in life. We can work on this together by building a compassionate awareness of thoughts and feelings, and improving the control you have over your behaviors.
Stress and anxiety are something we all have to deal with. Perhaps now you’re feeling like it’s getting to be a bit too much to handle? My specialization in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help you better manage your stress and anxiety, improve your mood and relationships, and get you moving towards the things you value most in life. We can work on this together by building a compassionate awareness of thoughts and feelings, and improving the control you have over your behaviors.
(571) 777-0488 View (571) 777-0488
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Peak Wellness Group
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
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
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Caroline Cooney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice located in McLean, Virginia. I provide individual therapy, family therapy and parent coaching sessions to clients of all ages dealing with a variety of issues. Often clients come to therapy to process feelings related to anxiety, depression, strained relationships, crisis, trauma, self-esteem and conflict. I work from an evidence-based approach in order to create an individualized treatment plan for each client and family. I utilize a myriad of models dependent on the therapeutic circumstances and incorporate elements of relevant neuroscience and mindfulness.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice located in McLean, Virginia. I provide individual therapy, family therapy and parent coaching sessions to clients of all ages dealing with a variety of issues. Often clients come to therapy to process feelings related to anxiety, depression, strained relationships, crisis, trauma, self-esteem and conflict. I work from an evidence-based approach in order to create an individualized treatment plan for each client and family. I utilize a myriad of models dependent on the therapeutic circumstances and incorporate elements of relevant neuroscience and mindfulness.
(571) 536-7451 View (571) 536-7451
Photo of Christy Heyn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA
Christy Heyn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
15 Endorsed
Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA 22207  (Online Only)
Therapy is a space to develop strengths and resources, as well as examine problems and pain. Clients work on both their strengths and struggles in my practice. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with twelve years of experience working in a variety of settings within the mental health field to include residential/educational programs for at-risk adolescents and in private practice working with individuals and families facing so many of life's challenges. I believe in working together to address the distress you're experiencing (depression, anxiety, trauma, or inter-personal issues) and to build resilience and restore hope.
Therapy is a space to develop strengths and resources, as well as examine problems and pain. Clients work on both their strengths and struggles in my practice. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with twelve years of experience working in a variety of settings within the mental health field to include residential/educational programs for at-risk adolescents and in private practice working with individuals and families facing so many of life's challenges. I believe in working together to address the distress you're experiencing (depression, anxiety, trauma, or inter-personal issues) and to build resilience and restore hope.
(540) 845-6940 View (540) 845-6940

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA

20+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Stress
84% Coping Skills
84% Self Esteem
84% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Anthem | Elevance
67% CareFirst
50% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Donaldson Run, Arlington, VA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Donaldson Run, 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.

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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.