Therapists in Ashburn, VA

Photo of Robyn Davinic, Psychologist in Ashburn, VA
Robyn Davinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147
Dr. Robyn Resh Davinic is a licensed psychologist, practicing outpatient mental health therapy and psychological and neuropsychological assessments in Northern Virginia for over 20 years. Robyn conducts therapy with adults ages 20 and older using primarily a cognitive behavioral orientation. She also utilizes theories and strategies such as: family systems theory, solution focused therapy, and positive psychology including strengths-based therapy.
Dr. Robyn Resh Davinic is a licensed psychologist, practicing outpatient mental health therapy and psychological and neuropsychological assessments in Northern Virginia for over 20 years. Robyn conducts therapy with adults ages 20 and older using primarily a cognitive behavioral orientation. She also utilizes theories and strategies such as: family systems theory, solution focused therapy, and positive psychology including strengths-based therapy.
(571) 462-6161 View (571) 462-6161
Photo of Alyssa Coan—Trauma-informed, whole person care, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ashburn, VA
Alyssa Coan—Trauma-informed, whole person care
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147  (Online Only)
Are you, or your teenager struggling with anxiety? Do you have difficulty moving forward in life toward your goals? Are traumatic events from your past interfering with your well-being in the present? Often, our brains get stuck in ways that hold us back. In therapy, you can learn to defuse the experiences, thoughts, and feelings that cause you difficulty. You can develop practical tools that you can start applying right away in everyday life to feel calmer, more confident, more balanced, more motivated, and more in control. You can improve your relationships. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
Are you, or your teenager struggling with anxiety? Do you have difficulty moving forward in life toward your goals? Are traumatic events from your past interfering with your well-being in the present? Often, our brains get stuck in ways that hold us back. In therapy, you can learn to defuse the experiences, thoughts, and feelings that cause you difficulty. You can develop practical tools that you can start applying right away in everyday life to feel calmer, more confident, more balanced, more motivated, and more in control. You can improve your relationships. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
(703) 686-8961 View (703) 686-8961
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Tisa McKenna Pinkerton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20147
Living in NoVa brings a unique set of challenges, stresses and anxiety that most accept as "normal". Having the tools to cope and succeed here is essential. Teens face their own set of challenges living in such affluence, which can bring its own set of anxiety and needs. Understanding the challenges and needs in NoVa is half the battle; developing the skills to manage relationships, boundaries and emotions within this very unique culture is the other. Together we can work to bring the balance and peace that is needed to succeed in this unique area.
Living in NoVa brings a unique set of challenges, stresses and anxiety that most accept as "normal". Having the tools to cope and succeed here is essential. Teens face their own set of challenges living in such affluence, which can bring its own set of anxiety and needs. Understanding the challenges and needs in NoVa is half the battle; developing the skills to manage relationships, boundaries and emotions within this very unique culture is the other. Together we can work to bring the balance and peace that is needed to succeed in this unique area.
(703) 997-5446 View (703) 997-5446
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Leigh Carley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147
I look forward to working with you and your child to help identify your strengths and utilize them to navigate the challenges you are facing. My approach is to bring a strong sense of passion and hope, even during the most difficult circumstances, and focus on collaborative problem solving. My goal is to always meet my client's where they are and approach every conversation with a strong sense of compassion and empathy.
I look forward to working with you and your child to help identify your strengths and utilize them to navigate the challenges you are facing. My approach is to bring a strong sense of passion and hope, even during the most difficult circumstances, and focus on collaborative problem solving. My goal is to always meet my client's where they are and approach every conversation with a strong sense of compassion and empathy.
(540) 306-5477 View (540) 306-5477
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Staci M Bostic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20147
I am an Approved Supervisor in the State of Virginia. I supervise interns and also MSW's seeking licensure. In my practice my goal is to assist Adults with building Mental Fortitude. I have a wealth of experience with working with those who are experiencing difficulties within their life. My expertise is working with people who are experiencing a mental health crisis or simply need a neutral ear. My goal with each person is assist them with doing the work to improve their lives by improving their self care.
I am an Approved Supervisor in the State of Virginia. I supervise interns and also MSW's seeking licensure. In my practice my goal is to assist Adults with building Mental Fortitude. I have a wealth of experience with working with those who are experiencing difficulties within their life. My expertise is working with people who are experiencing a mental health crisis or simply need a neutral ear. My goal with each person is assist them with doing the work to improve their lives by improving their self care.
(703) 810-3807 View (703) 810-3807
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Ana Paula Goncalves
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20147
I believe we all want to live a good and meaningful live. Sometimes, difficult life experiences, relationship issues, stressful jobs, traumatic situations, etc can make us feel unhappy, overwhelmed, and overall dissatisfied with our lives. This can affect our ability to think clearly and make choices that helps us to move towards what is important to us in life and being the kind of person we want to be. Therapy can help us in increasing acceptance and learn new strategies to better manage stressors and make choices that can help us move towards the life we want.
I believe we all want to live a good and meaningful live. Sometimes, difficult life experiences, relationship issues, stressful jobs, traumatic situations, etc can make us feel unhappy, overwhelmed, and overall dissatisfied with our lives. This can affect our ability to think clearly and make choices that helps us to move towards what is important to us in life and being the kind of person we want to be. Therapy can help us in increasing acceptance and learn new strategies to better manage stressors and make choices that can help us move towards the life we want.
(571) 621-7013 View (571) 621-7013
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Nikki Greaux
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147
Hello, my name is Nikki. My therapeutic style combines talk therapy and various techniques to offer a holistic approach covering multiple aspects of life: familial, social, emotional, cognitive, cultural, and spiritual. I have clinical experience working with adolescents and adults who have survived trauma, struggle to set healthy boundaries in relational dynamics, and mood/anxiety disorders. I thoughtfully facilitate couples, parent-child, and family sessions to address the needs identified by my clients. I provide services to special needs adolescents and adults by identifying their strengths and fostering resilience.
Hello, my name is Nikki. My therapeutic style combines talk therapy and various techniques to offer a holistic approach covering multiple aspects of life: familial, social, emotional, cognitive, cultural, and spiritual. I have clinical experience working with adolescents and adults who have survived trauma, struggle to set healthy boundaries in relational dynamics, and mood/anxiety disorders. I thoughtfully facilitate couples, parent-child, and family sessions to address the needs identified by my clients. I provide services to special needs adolescents and adults by identifying their strengths and fostering resilience.
(703) 782-4380 View (703) 782-4380
Photo of Michelle Jabbour, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashburn, VA
Michelle Jabbour
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CMAT, IFS, IFIO
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20147
Waitlist for new clients
Is your relationship suffering from infidelity or betrayal trauma? Are you suffering from heartbreak? Has your trust & belief in the person closest to you been shattered? Or are you the individual who has betrayed your partner and come to realize how much you have really lost? I will provide understanding, stability, ​and hope in the aftermath of infidelity & intimate betrayal. I work with a broad spectrum of clients. Among, my areas of expertise are Relational issues, Infidelity, Betrayal-trauma, Love addiction & Love Avoidance, Complex PTSD, Family of Origin complications and/or concerns related to sexually compulsive behaviors.
Is your relationship suffering from infidelity or betrayal trauma? Are you suffering from heartbreak? Has your trust & belief in the person closest to you been shattered? Or are you the individual who has betrayed your partner and come to realize how much you have really lost? I will provide understanding, stability, ​and hope in the aftermath of infidelity & intimate betrayal. I work with a broad spectrum of clients. Among, my areas of expertise are Relational issues, Infidelity, Betrayal-trauma, Love addiction & Love Avoidance, Complex PTSD, Family of Origin complications and/or concerns related to sexually compulsive behaviors.
(703) 457-9562 View (703) 457-9562
Photo of Octavia King—Addiction • Depression • Coping Tools, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ashburn, VA
Octavia King—Addiction • Depression • Coping Tools
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147
Do you struggle with addiction, feeling overwhelmed, or low energy? Is it hard for you to get out of bed and face the day? Does your life feel unmanageable and chaotic? Do you need help sustaining recovery from substance abuse? Get your life on track with effective, compassionate, and judgment-free therapy. With over 20 years of experience, Octavia has successfully and passionately addressed anxiety, depression, addiction, and other challenges. Through evidence-based interventions, Octavia strives to help you make positive changes in your life. You can build coping skills for sustained healing.
Do you struggle with addiction, feeling overwhelmed, or low energy? Is it hard for you to get out of bed and face the day? Does your life feel unmanageable and chaotic? Do you need help sustaining recovery from substance abuse? Get your life on track with effective, compassionate, and judgment-free therapy. With over 20 years of experience, Octavia has successfully and passionately addressed anxiety, depression, addiction, and other challenges. Through evidence-based interventions, Octavia strives to help you make positive changes in your life. You can build coping skills for sustained healing.
(703) 574-4502 View (703) 574-4502
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Jessica Pane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147  (Online Only)
I most enjoy serving young adults in need of support through life's ups and downs. It's a privilege to walk with people in their teens, 20s, and 30s as they dream up goals, share what's getting in the way, and imagine a fuller and brighter future. Whether you're struggling to find your path or you're battling mid-life stressors, your story is important. You may find my experience working with students and parents in colleges and high schools helpful to you and relevant to your situation.
I most enjoy serving young adults in need of support through life's ups and downs. It's a privilege to walk with people in their teens, 20s, and 30s as they dream up goals, share what's getting in the way, and imagine a fuller and brighter future. Whether you're struggling to find your path or you're battling mid-life stressors, your story is important. You may find my experience working with students and parents in colleges and high schools helpful to you and relevant to your situation.
(540) 802-4258 View (540) 802-4258
Photo of Susanne Navas, Resident in Counseling in Ashburn, VA
Susanne Navas
Resident in Counseling, MEd, MA, CC
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147
Using a holistic approach, I work with teens and adults who have found themselves in a rut. This may present as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, using substances and other behaviors in unhealthy ways. I meet you where you are and work with you to deepen understanding and self-awareness and build healthy coping tools. I work with athletes, First Responders, members of the military community and law enforcement, as well as gifted children and adults, and executives. My clients often have a strong motivation or feel a pressure to succeed in school, sports, work or life, and are frustrated by their inability to "master" this.
Using a holistic approach, I work with teens and adults who have found themselves in a rut. This may present as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, using substances and other behaviors in unhealthy ways. I meet you where you are and work with you to deepen understanding and self-awareness and build healthy coping tools. I work with athletes, First Responders, members of the military community and law enforcement, as well as gifted children and adults, and executives. My clients often have a strong motivation or feel a pressure to succeed in school, sports, work or life, and are frustrated by their inability to "master" this.
(703) 454-8326 View (703) 454-8326
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Vanessa Cheshier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20147
Are you the caretaker of a loved one facing the complexities of mental illness and substance use? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck in your own journey to manage ineffective behavior? Are you looking to change your relationship with alcohol, or learn new ways to regulate your emotions? Have you been dissatisfied with therapy in the past or are unsure if therapy is right for you? If so, I'm here to listen and support you as we embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. I prioritize creating a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment as I believe that feeling safe and supported is essential in productive therapy.
Are you the caretaker of a loved one facing the complexities of mental illness and substance use? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck in your own journey to manage ineffective behavior? Are you looking to change your relationship with alcohol, or learn new ways to regulate your emotions? Have you been dissatisfied with therapy in the past or are unsure if therapy is right for you? If so, I'm here to listen and support you as we embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. I prioritize creating a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment as I believe that feeling safe and supported is essential in productive therapy.
(571) 324-2658 View (571) 324-2658
Photo of Mary Stout Hess, LPC Intern in Ashburn, VA
Mary Stout Hess
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20147
I believe in meeting clients where they are, whether seeking support for the first time or seeking a new action plan. I am a compassionate therapist who will actively listen and fully understand each individual's current concerns, and aspirations to provide genuine feedback and skills to modify behaviors. I use a collaborative, strength-based approach tailored to each client's needs. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, difficulties in love and family relationships, low self-esteem, unhealthy coping behaviors, and grief and loss. I assist clients in navigating various life transitions.
I believe in meeting clients where they are, whether seeking support for the first time or seeking a new action plan. I am a compassionate therapist who will actively listen and fully understand each individual's current concerns, and aspirations to provide genuine feedback and skills to modify behaviors. I use a collaborative, strength-based approach tailored to each client's needs. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, difficulties in love and family relationships, low self-esteem, unhealthy coping behaviors, and grief and loss. I assist clients in navigating various life transitions.
(540) 410-0895 View (540) 410-0895
Photo of Samantha Richardson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashburn, VA
Samantha Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147  (Online Only)
Life is really hard. Everyone deserves a safe space to process experiences, organize thoughts, and understand themselves better.
Life is really hard. Everyone deserves a safe space to process experiences, organize thoughts, and understand themselves better.
(662) 832-7165 View (662) 832-7165
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ReEvolve,LLC, Solutions for Optimum Living
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20147
Currently Accepting New Clients. Garnet is a Licensed Mental/ Behavioral Health Therapist and Life Coach with over 16 years of experience. Her approach is to help you explore the origin of internal mechanisms that inhibit personal growth. She works with individuals, couples , families , veterans and their families to explore ways to move beyond symptoms, limitations and obstructions and towards personal integration and fulfillment. Her mission is to provide a compassionate, supportive and honest space in which you can speak freely about your symptoms,experiences, examine issues of identity and explore relational possibilities.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Garnet is a Licensed Mental/ Behavioral Health Therapist and Life Coach with over 16 years of experience. Her approach is to help you explore the origin of internal mechanisms that inhibit personal growth. She works with individuals, couples , families , veterans and their families to explore ways to move beyond symptoms, limitations and obstructions and towards personal integration and fulfillment. Her mission is to provide a compassionate, supportive and honest space in which you can speak freely about your symptoms,experiences, examine issues of identity and explore relational possibilities.
(703) 596-1799 View (703) 596-1799
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Johnny Pierce
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20147
My ideal client is an adult (18 and up) that is ready to work toward wellness. The client will be motivated by a lack of satisfaction with life as it is currently experienced and as a result the person will want assistance with improving life. The client will benefit from support and encouragement as improvement is sought, which I'll gladly provide.
My ideal client is an adult (18 and up) that is ready to work toward wellness. The client will be motivated by a lack of satisfaction with life as it is currently experienced and as a result the person will want assistance with improving life. The client will benefit from support and encouragement as improvement is sought, which I'll gladly provide.
(703) 997-7979 x57 View (703) 997-7979 x57
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Daryl Flink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147  (Online Only)
In my practice, I always start with genuine empathy to create a safe, nonjudgmental space. My therapeutic approach is action-oriented and primarily present-focused. What are you doing right now that is contributing to your desired outcome? My eclectic treatment interventions pull from behavioral, cognitive, motivational interviewing, and superhero therapy perspectives. I work together with my clients to find a strategy that specifically addresses their needs. Through helping develop coping skills, healthy boundaries and positive self-talk mantras, I empower my clients to face and overcome the obstacles in their path.
In my practice, I always start with genuine empathy to create a safe, nonjudgmental space. My therapeutic approach is action-oriented and primarily present-focused. What are you doing right now that is contributing to your desired outcome? My eclectic treatment interventions pull from behavioral, cognitive, motivational interviewing, and superhero therapy perspectives. I work together with my clients to find a strategy that specifically addresses their needs. Through helping develop coping skills, healthy boundaries and positive self-talk mantras, I empower my clients to face and overcome the obstacles in their path.
(703) 215-3543 View (703) 215-3543
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Allison Schechter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients. I believe that people want to be heard, validated, and listened to. Reaching out for help when feeling stuck or overwhelmed is the first step in beginning a journey of self-healing, growth, and transformation. I work with clients on developing a better understanding of themselves, promote self-care, and assist in making real and lasting change. Having the space to talk through various issues and challenges leads to a better sense of self-understanding and ultimately results in becoming more fulfilled and happier in life. I practice from an eclectic approach to meet the client's individual needs.
I am currently accepting new clients. I believe that people want to be heard, validated, and listened to. Reaching out for help when feeling stuck or overwhelmed is the first step in beginning a journey of self-healing, growth, and transformation. I work with clients on developing a better understanding of themselves, promote self-care, and assist in making real and lasting change. Having the space to talk through various issues and challenges leads to a better sense of self-understanding and ultimately results in becoming more fulfilled and happier in life. I practice from an eclectic approach to meet the client's individual needs.
(571) 556-8723 View (571) 556-8723
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Lily Spinelli (Ellie Mental Health Ashburn)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ashburn, VA 20147
Congratulations on taking the first steps in your journey to recovery! I believe that our strengths come from our individuality, which is why I have a passion for working with a variety of clients, particularly adolescents and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger management, family conflict, and school issues. Other areas of expertise include the LGBTQ+ population, nontraditional relationships, and parenting struggles. It is my priority to create a safe and welcoming space for you to receive the nonjudgemental and compassionate care you deserve.
Congratulations on taking the first steps in your journey to recovery! I believe that our strengths come from our individuality, which is why I have a passion for working with a variety of clients, particularly adolescents and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger management, family conflict, and school issues. Other areas of expertise include the LGBTQ+ population, nontraditional relationships, and parenting struggles. It is my priority to create a safe and welcoming space for you to receive the nonjudgemental and compassionate care you deserve.
(571) 556-6480 View (571) 556-6480
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Lisa Huang
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20147
Are you looking for professional support to enhance your mental and emotional well-being? My ultimate objective is to accompany individuals on their transformative journey towards personal growth and happiness. With a deep passion for assisting others, I am committed to creating a secure and accepting environment where you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences.
Are you looking for professional support to enhance your mental and emotional well-being? My ultimate objective is to accompany individuals on their transformative journey towards personal growth and happiness. With a deep passion for assisting others, I am committed to creating a secure and accepting environment where you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions, and life experiences.
(540) 274-2697 View (540) 274-2697

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ashburn, VA

400+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Ashburn, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
66% Stress
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Anthem | Elevance
55% CareFirst

How Therapists in Ashburn, VA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ashburn?

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.