Therapists in Charles City, VA

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Alison Outten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Charles City, VA 23030
Hi, I'm Alison Outten, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of clinical experience working with individuals in areas including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and life coaching. I use a holistic approach that consists of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person-Centered, Supportive, Strength-Based, and Holistic therapies during treatment with clients. I believe in working in partnership with clients to utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals.
Hi, I'm Alison Outten, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of clinical experience working with individuals in areas including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and life coaching. I use a holistic approach that consists of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person-Centered, Supportive, Strength-Based, and Holistic therapies during treatment with clients. I believe in working in partnership with clients to utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals.
(571) 568-7381 View (571) 568-7381
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Monique Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charles City, VA 23030
My name is Monique Connor and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I take a supportive and nonjudgmental approach toward providing therapy services. I utilize a strengths-based perspective because you do have value, despite life experiences out of your control that has impacted you mentally. I am always growing as a professional and willing to learn.
My name is Monique Connor and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I take a supportive and nonjudgmental approach toward providing therapy services. I utilize a strengths-based perspective because you do have value, despite life experiences out of your control that has impacted you mentally. I am always growing as a professional and willing to learn.
(757) 786-8274 View (757) 786-8274
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Anita Wiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charles City, VA 23030
Sometimes we all feel overwhelmed and need to learn healthier ways to cope. Stress can impact your relationships, work, and your physical wellbeing. Whether your concern centers around family issues, work or school pressures, relationships, illness, or one of life's many unexpected challenges - we can work together to develop your strengths and coping skills, with the overall goal of you living a life of optimal wellness. I have been in the mental health field for over 25 years. I earned my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a LCSW since 1995.
Sometimes we all feel overwhelmed and need to learn healthier ways to cope. Stress can impact your relationships, work, and your physical wellbeing. Whether your concern centers around family issues, work or school pressures, relationships, illness, or one of life's many unexpected challenges - we can work together to develop your strengths and coping skills, with the overall goal of you living a life of optimal wellness. I have been in the mental health field for over 25 years. I earned my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a LCSW since 1995.
(540) 900-3302 View (540) 900-3302
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Chanel Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charles City, VA 23030  (Online Only)
Dr. Chanel Young-Pope is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a former United States Army Officer; having combined service in both branches totaling 24 years of military expertise. Dr. Young is passionate about helping women, adults, veterans, and seniors to address their unique challenges and associated with work-life balance/burn-out, depression, anxiety, complex grief, trauma, relationship issues, poor adjustment, phase of life issues, and major life transitions.
Dr. Chanel Young-Pope is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a former United States Army Officer; having combined service in both branches totaling 24 years of military expertise. Dr. Young is passionate about helping women, adults, veterans, and seniors to address their unique challenges and associated with work-life balance/burn-out, depression, anxiety, complex grief, trauma, relationship issues, poor adjustment, phase of life issues, and major life transitions.
(757) 899-1458 View (757) 899-1458

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Mind Meld Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Providence Forge, VA 23140
Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience in the military and community service providing high quality care and support to people who are socially excluded or who are experiencing problems in their lives. Mental Health issues arise when we are faced with overwhelming emotions in isolation. Without the necessary support, emotions get so big and daunting that we defend ourselves against them, leading to numbness, anxiety, and depression. My goal is to invite intense emotions into the room so that we can learn to regulate them together and they can be reincorporated into the psyche, leading to a fuller and healthier life.
Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience in the military and community service providing high quality care and support to people who are socially excluded or who are experiencing problems in their lives. Mental Health issues arise when we are faced with overwhelming emotions in isolation. Without the necessary support, emotions get so big and daunting that we defend ourselves against them, leading to numbness, anxiety, and depression. My goal is to invite intense emotions into the room so that we can learn to regulate them together and they can be reincorporated into the psyche, leading to a fuller and healthier life.
(804) 238-7194 x12 View (804) 238-7194 x12
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Emily Elliott
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW, MAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence Forge, VA 23140  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost, frustrated, down, or empty? Have you experienced any life-changing events that have left you confused or overwhelmed? Do you have relationship challenges that seem to keep repeating? Are you at a loss with how to approach situations with your children that seem insurmountable? Life and relationship transitions can push us to our mental and emotional limits. At MMP, we are here to help you identify your challenges and emotions and then develop coping skills that will allow you to navigate stressful events. With these newly acquired ideas and skills, you can start living the life that you want.
Are you feeling lost, frustrated, down, or empty? Have you experienced any life-changing events that have left you confused or overwhelmed? Do you have relationship challenges that seem to keep repeating? Are you at a loss with how to approach situations with your children that seem insurmountable? Life and relationship transitions can push us to our mental and emotional limits. At MMP, we are here to help you identify your challenges and emotions and then develop coping skills that will allow you to navigate stressful events. With these newly acquired ideas and skills, you can start living the life that you want.
(804) 294-4248 View (804) 294-4248
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Victoria Powell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, R-DMT, LPC-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sandston, VA 23150  (Online Only)
Feeling uncertain about your next steps? Whether it's the aftermath of a significant life event – like the conclusion of a relationship, a startling medical diagnosis, the passing of a loved one, or any other jarring experience – it's normal to be unsure about how to navigate each day. The impact of loss touches us all, but there's a way forward. Through therapy, a guiding light can emerge. Discovering the right therapist for you can provide comfort and the confidence to embark on a journey of healing.
Feeling uncertain about your next steps? Whether it's the aftermath of a significant life event – like the conclusion of a relationship, a startling medical diagnosis, the passing of a loved one, or any other jarring experience – it's normal to be unsure about how to navigate each day. The impact of loss touches us all, but there's a way forward. Through therapy, a guiding light can emerge. Discovering the right therapist for you can provide comfort and the confidence to embark on a journey of healing.
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Marie W Cadden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence Forge, VA 23140  (Online Only)
I am a born and raised Southern girl and now a recent transplant to Virginia. I'm a licensed clinical social worker in both Virginia and Georgia and have 22+ years’ experience working with children, parents, and adult women in various stages of life. My specialities include anxiety, depression, ADD, stress and parenting difficulties. I especially enjoy assisting women with meeting their treatment goals! Additionally, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also offer EMDR intensives when appropriate.
I am a born and raised Southern girl and now a recent transplant to Virginia. I'm a licensed clinical social worker in both Virginia and Georgia and have 22+ years’ experience working with children, parents, and adult women in various stages of life. My specialities include anxiety, depression, ADD, stress and parenting difficulties. I especially enjoy assisting women with meeting their treatment goals! Additionally, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also offer EMDR intensives when appropriate.
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Online Therapists

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Ann C Jones
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22306
Dr. Jones is licensed in MD, DC, & VA accepting new patients for ASSESSMENTs. She has several years of clinical experience working with individuals of diverse age range referred for various psychological/psychiatric or forensic/legal concerns. She adopts biopsychosocial framework with the goal of promoting well-being and useful evaluations. Her experiences includes, but are not limited to Veterans Disability Benefit Questionnaires, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Sexual Trauma, Serious Mental Illnesses, Competency to Stand Trial, Juvenile Psychosexual Risk, intellectual and learning disabilities, and other psychological evaluations.
Dr. Jones is licensed in MD, DC, & VA accepting new patients for ASSESSMENTs. She has several years of clinical experience working with individuals of diverse age range referred for various psychological/psychiatric or forensic/legal concerns. She adopts biopsychosocial framework with the goal of promoting well-being and useful evaluations. Her experiences includes, but are not limited to Veterans Disability Benefit Questionnaires, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Sexual Trauma, Serious Mental Illnesses, Competency to Stand Trial, Juvenile Psychosexual Risk, intellectual and learning disabilities, and other psychological evaluations.
(202) 335-0717 View (202) 335-0717
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Bonnie Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Utilizing the most current research in neuroscience and attachment theory, I provide brain-based therapy for young adults and adults who need assistance navigating emotional pain and adjustment to life's challenges. The approach I use is strength-based, and the focus is to build resiliency by creating an environment of safety, flexibility, and humor. My goal is to support you as you resolve past hurts, identify and process present stressors and discover the power you need to live the life you dream.
Utilizing the most current research in neuroscience and attachment theory, I provide brain-based therapy for young adults and adults who need assistance navigating emotional pain and adjustment to life's challenges. The approach I use is strength-based, and the focus is to build resiliency by creating an environment of safety, flexibility, and humor. My goal is to support you as you resolve past hurts, identify and process present stressors and discover the power you need to live the life you dream.
(240) 204-6400 View (240) 204-6400
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Kendall Nibbs
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS-CMHC
Verified Verified
Midlothian, VA 23114
Accepting New Clients - My style of therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) allows me to hone in on the emotionally driven nature of thoughts and behavior. This creates an avenue for us to work together on narrowing down the root emotions and cognitive processes associated with overall mood and behavior patterns. I have experience with diagnoses such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), bipolar I & II, adjustment disorders, and compulsive disorders. I also have experience working with couples who are navigating infertility issues, sexual dysfunction, and non-traditional relationship dynamics.
Accepting New Clients - My style of therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) allows me to hone in on the emotionally driven nature of thoughts and behavior. This creates an avenue for us to work together on narrowing down the root emotions and cognitive processes associated with overall mood and behavior patterns. I have experience with diagnoses such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), bipolar I & II, adjustment disorders, and compulsive disorders. I also have experience working with couples who are navigating infertility issues, sexual dysfunction, and non-traditional relationship dynamics.
(804) 251-3891 View (804) 251-3891
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Patrycia Hatten
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22310  (Online Only)
Patrycia Hatten is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 12 years of experience providing services to various populations in the mental health and substance use field. She specializes in anxiety, trauma, grief, anger management, stress management, depression, and finding ways to smooth out those big challenges in life. Patrycia completed her Masters in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in couples and family therapy at the University of Northern Colorado. She has worked extensively with all ages, with clients ranging from 5-70 years old.
Patrycia Hatten is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 12 years of experience providing services to various populations in the mental health and substance use field. She specializes in anxiety, trauma, grief, anger management, stress management, depression, and finding ways to smooth out those big challenges in life. Patrycia completed her Masters in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in couples and family therapy at the University of Northern Colorado. She has worked extensively with all ages, with clients ranging from 5-70 years old.
(703) 783-4039 View (703) 783-4039
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Sandra K Molle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDBT, BCN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22192  (Online Only)
I specialize in emotional ease and the healing of issues that impact the quality of our lives. With over 25 years of clinical experience, I support clients to access their inner resources and strengthen coping skills so they can design the life they seek. My work focuses on turning emotions into wisdom (emotion regulation), managing stress (distress tolerance), and teaching others how to treat us (interpersonal effectiveness). These skills can help us deepen the meaningful connections with loved ones and improve the overall quality of our lives.
I specialize in emotional ease and the healing of issues that impact the quality of our lives. With over 25 years of clinical experience, I support clients to access their inner resources and strengthen coping skills so they can design the life they seek. My work focuses on turning emotions into wisdom (emotion regulation), managing stress (distress tolerance), and teaching others how to treat us (interpersonal effectiveness). These skills can help us deepen the meaningful connections with loved ones and improve the overall quality of our lives.
(571) 665-4080 View (571) 665-4080
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Jordan Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Jordan Dawson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, practicing since 2017. Throughout her time in the field, she has worked individually and as a part of multidisciplinary teams in several practice settings, including long term residential and acute care environments where she has served diverse populations of adolescents and adults. She holds active licensure to practice Clinical Social Work in Texas and Virginia Jordan specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, self-esteem struggles and anger, as well as psychotic disorders, and mood disorders in preadolescents, adolescents, and young adults.
Jordan Dawson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, practicing since 2017. Throughout her time in the field, she has worked individually and as a part of multidisciplinary teams in several practice settings, including long term residential and acute care environments where she has served diverse populations of adolescents and adults. She holds active licensure to practice Clinical Social Work in Texas and Virginia Jordan specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, self-esteem struggles and anger, as well as psychotic disorders, and mood disorders in preadolescents, adolescents, and young adults.
(757) 919-1430 View (757) 919-1430
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Lifebridge Counseling, LLC - Central Virginia
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Outpatient Counseling offers a variety of therapeutic interventions by licensed and skilled providers of mental health services. We offer a warm, welcoming environment where members of our community can receive confidential, quality, client-centered therapeutic services to meet the many numerous emotional and behavioral struggles they may face. We work closely with referral sources and other providers to allow for the most comprehensive and valuable service provision.
Outpatient Counseling offers a variety of therapeutic interventions by licensed and skilled providers of mental health services. We offer a warm, welcoming environment where members of our community can receive confidential, quality, client-centered therapeutic services to meet the many numerous emotional and behavioral struggles they may face. We work closely with referral sources and other providers to allow for the most comprehensive and valuable service provision.
(804) 409-7977 View (804) 409-7977
Jordan Caswell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Hi! My name is Jordan and I am so happy that you have taken the first step on starting your mental health journey. I have completed my M.S. Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion University and have a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Through my education journey I worked in various settings including outpatient practices and hospitals. I have past experience working with adolescents all the way up to aging adults; and I have provided counseling for individuals, couples, and families.
Hi! My name is Jordan and I am so happy that you have taken the first step on starting your mental health journey. I have completed my M.S. Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion University and have a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Through my education journey I worked in various settings including outpatient practices and hospitals. I have past experience working with adolescents all the way up to aging adults; and I have provided counseling for individuals, couples, and families.
(757) 207-2778 View (757) 207-2778
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Latoya Mason
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Manassas, VA 20110  (Online Only)
Become the architect of your future! You're not quite sure how your life got to this point and the fear of what lies ahead causes you to second guess your decisions. Your confidence has taken a hit but you are ready to find your happy place again, sleep easy at night and find the place of peace you crave. You are ready to find you again! I help women who are stressed and overwhelmed find their inner peace and calm. I work with you to discover what you want your life to look like and support you in developing that. I offer a safe place for you to vent, move past your fears and just BE.
Become the architect of your future! You're not quite sure how your life got to this point and the fear of what lies ahead causes you to second guess your decisions. Your confidence has taken a hit but you are ready to find your happy place again, sleep easy at night and find the place of peace you crave. You are ready to find you again! I help women who are stressed and overwhelmed find their inner peace and calm. I work with you to discover what you want your life to look like and support you in developing that. I offer a safe place for you to vent, move past your fears and just BE.
(571) 546-3610 View (571) 546-3610
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Stacie Kruzinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22304
Hello, I'm Stacie. As a licensed clinical social worker, I bring extensive experience across various healthcare settings, including inpatient psychiatric facilities and outpatient psychiatric/substance use treatment centers. My focus lies in empowering individuals to discover their inner drive for transformation, fostering stress management techniques, and nurturing self-assurance. My counseling approach is characterized by authenticity, support, genuineness, kindness, compassion, and responsiveness.
Hello, I'm Stacie. As a licensed clinical social worker, I bring extensive experience across various healthcare settings, including inpatient psychiatric facilities and outpatient psychiatric/substance use treatment centers. My focus lies in empowering individuals to discover their inner drive for transformation, fostering stress management techniques, and nurturing self-assurance. My counseling approach is characterized by authenticity, support, genuineness, kindness, compassion, and responsiveness.
(856) 788-7288 x1 View (856) 788-7288 x1
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Andrea Zalzal Sanderson
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22307
At times, we all struggle with the inevitable trials of being human. You may be a parent or partner in a significant relationship struggling with connection, and in need of both practical and emotional support. At times, feelings of anxiety, apathy, and depression arise, and feelings of disconnection and loneliness can take hold. For others, we may be at a crossroads in our life, brought about by divorce, relocation, caregiving for a loved one, or a desire to have a bigger impact in our communities and the world. We may be asking ourselves BIG questions, “what’s next”, “what should I do”, and “what do I want from life”.
At times, we all struggle with the inevitable trials of being human. You may be a parent or partner in a significant relationship struggling with connection, and in need of both practical and emotional support. At times, feelings of anxiety, apathy, and depression arise, and feelings of disconnection and loneliness can take hold. For others, we may be at a crossroads in our life, brought about by divorce, relocation, caregiving for a loved one, or a desire to have a bigger impact in our communities and the world. We may be asking ourselves BIG questions, “what’s next”, “what should I do”, and “what do I want from life”.
(571) 252-5549 View (571) 252-5549
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Abby Mento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23235  (Online Only)
My clients are people who once felt vibrant, connected, capable and free. Life has thrown them a curveball, and they now struggle with inner turmoil and self-doubt. They want to move forward, but they feel stuck in the trauma of the past and exhausted from constantly reliving it. They may also be pregnant or postpartum, trying to nurture new life while carrying their own unspeakable pain. Despite appearing successful, inwardly they struggle with anxiety, self-criticism, and debilitating patterns that keep them from living a deeply fulfilling life. If this resonates with you, know that you are not alone and there is a path forward.
My clients are people who once felt vibrant, connected, capable and free. Life has thrown them a curveball, and they now struggle with inner turmoil and self-doubt. They want to move forward, but they feel stuck in the trauma of the past and exhausted from constantly reliving it. They may also be pregnant or postpartum, trying to nurture new life while carrying their own unspeakable pain. Despite appearing successful, inwardly they struggle with anxiety, self-criticism, and debilitating patterns that keep them from living a deeply fulfilling life. If this resonates with you, know that you are not alone and there is a path forward.
(804) 538-3472 View (804) 538-3472

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Number of Therapists in Charles City, VA

< 10

Therapists in Charles City, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
75% Depression
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
75% Life Transitions
50% Relationship Issues
50% ADHD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Charles City, VA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Charles City?

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.