Therapists in Charlottesville, VA

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Doris Dodson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Doris Dodson (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses a strengths-based approach to treat clients dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, adoption, grief/loss, and relationship issues. She believes clients are the experts on themselves and she has worked collaboratively with children, adolescents, and adults to overcome challenges. Doris has a wide range of experience including teaching social work students in higher education, leading anger management and batterers intervention groups, and training mental health clinicians in providing therapeutic services to clients impacted by foster care and adoption.
Doris Dodson (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses a strengths-based approach to treat clients dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, adoption, grief/loss, and relationship issues. She believes clients are the experts on themselves and she has worked collaboratively with children, adolescents, and adults to overcome challenges. Doris has a wide range of experience including teaching social work students in higher education, leading anger management and batterers intervention groups, and training mental health clinicians in providing therapeutic services to clients impacted by foster care and adoption.
(434) 577-6786 View (434) 577-6786
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Momilani Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Hello, I'm Momilani Williams, a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in the Mental Health field. My background includes advocacy in school settings, support for foster youth, and assisting military children and families. I specialize in aiding individuals overwhelmed by life's challenges or their emotions, guiding them towards positive processing. Together, we'll devise strategies to manage emotions and reconnect with your authentic self. Whether you're navigating complex relationship dynamics or grappling with anxiety and depression, I'm here to support you.
Hello, I'm Momilani Williams, a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in the Mental Health field. My background includes advocacy in school settings, support for foster youth, and assisting military children and families. I specialize in aiding individuals overwhelmed by life's challenges or their emotions, guiding them towards positive processing. Together, we'll devise strategies to manage emotions and reconnect with your authentic self. Whether you're navigating complex relationship dynamics or grappling with anxiety and depression, I'm here to support you.
(434) 201-8269 x1 View (434) 201-8269 x1
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Erin Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, FAMI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Your decision to start counseling represents a meaningful commitment to yourself, and to a life that is more satisfying and balanced. The clients I work with appreciate my focused, sensitive and caring approach to the issues they present for counseling. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, or relationship issues, I will work with you to develop strategies that will help you improve self-esteem and self-confidence, enhance self-awareness and relationship skills, reduce worry and negative thinking, and improve mood and energy.
Your decision to start counseling represents a meaningful commitment to yourself, and to a life that is more satisfying and balanced. The clients I work with appreciate my focused, sensitive and caring approach to the issues they present for counseling. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, or relationship issues, I will work with you to develop strategies that will help you improve self-esteem and self-confidence, enhance self-awareness and relationship skills, reduce worry and negative thinking, and improve mood and energy.
(434) 337-3853 View (434) 337-3853
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Megan Stocker Headley
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Do you feel chronically disconnected or stuck in unhelpful patterns despite "knowing better"? This misalignment might be affecting your physical health, your relationships, your sense of self, and your visions for the future. While many of the strategies you relied upon in early life were both necessary and adaptive, they can also become what hold you back later in life. What if we explore some of your origin stories and update those defaults to better reflect who you are, instead of who you believed you had to be? What if we deepen your self-belonging, thereby strengthening your capacity to connect more effortlessly with others?
Do you feel chronically disconnected or stuck in unhelpful patterns despite "knowing better"? This misalignment might be affecting your physical health, your relationships, your sense of self, and your visions for the future. While many of the strategies you relied upon in early life were both necessary and adaptive, they can also become what hold you back later in life. What if we explore some of your origin stories and update those defaults to better reflect who you are, instead of who you believed you had to be? What if we deepen your self-belonging, thereby strengthening your capacity to connect more effortlessly with others?
(434) 732-2230 View (434) 732-2230
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Jennifer Grover
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Emerging knowledge of mindfulness and neurobiology inform my emotion-focused style of counseling. I approach clients not as diagnoses but as people experiencing disconnection from others and self, who have within them the desire and capability for change. I believe that healing occurs within the safety of a warm therapeutic relationship, in which we make space for compassionately exploring our emotions and meaning-making.
Emerging knowledge of mindfulness and neurobiology inform my emotion-focused style of counseling. I approach clients not as diagnoses but as people experiencing disconnection from others and self, who have within them the desire and capability for change. I believe that healing occurs within the safety of a warm therapeutic relationship, in which we make space for compassionately exploring our emotions and meaning-making.
(434) 608-5834 View (434) 608-5834
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Kellie Cannon
Resident in Counseling, MA, RIC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
As a resident in counseling, my approach is to meet you where you are, empower you to create goals, and I will provide you with support along the way. Counseling is all about you and what you need.
As a resident in counseling, my approach is to meet you where you are, empower you to create goals, and I will provide you with support along the way. Counseling is all about you and what you need.
(434) 577-8873 View (434) 577-8873
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Lara Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
I'm passionate about helping individuals, couples and families heal and experience deeper, more meaningful connections. My work as a counselor has spanned over a decade and through a variety of settings including community-based counseling, outpatient level services, residential care, and crisis support. I have particular interest in working with issues related to foster care and culturally-based trauma. I also have many years experience treating mood-disorders in adolescents.
I'm passionate about helping individuals, couples and families heal and experience deeper, more meaningful connections. My work as a counselor has spanned over a decade and through a variety of settings including community-based counseling, outpatient level services, residential care, and crisis support. I have particular interest in working with issues related to foster care and culturally-based trauma. I also have many years experience treating mood-disorders in adolescents.
(757) 378-0724 View (757) 378-0724
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Suzanne Wilberger LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22901
We all set out on our life's path choosing the direction that will bring us the most joy. Sometimes that pathway leads us off the course of happiness and fulfillment, and into the unexpected. When this happens, you may find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or in the middle of an unhealthy relationship. It's possible to find a new pathway to take so that you can feel your life is back on track. Therapy can provide you with the tools and support you need. It will also create a feeling that you are no longer alone on your journey. I'd love to help you become more confident and ready to take on a new direction in your life.
We all set out on our life's path choosing the direction that will bring us the most joy. Sometimes that pathway leads us off the course of happiness and fulfillment, and into the unexpected. When this happens, you may find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or in the middle of an unhealthy relationship. It's possible to find a new pathway to take so that you can feel your life is back on track. Therapy can provide you with the tools and support you need. It will also create a feeling that you are no longer alone on your journey. I'd love to help you become more confident and ready to take on a new direction in your life.
(434) 227-5993 View (434) 227-5993
Ivy Road Center for Psychotherapy and Mediation
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I am a firm believer in evidence based treatments and have extensive training and practice in such. That being said, I recognize that "evidence" is usually based on outcomes of clinical trials with very controlled environments where very specific populations with very specific diagnoses are treated. Thus, I find that I am most effective when adapting, integrating and tailoring treatments to my clients' individual needs.
I am a firm believer in evidence based treatments and have extensive training and practice in such. That being said, I recognize that "evidence" is usually based on outcomes of clinical trials with very controlled environments where very specific populations with very specific diagnoses are treated. Thus, I find that I am most effective when adapting, integrating and tailoring treatments to my clients' individual needs.
(434) 363-4720 View (434) 363-4720
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Angela Nemecek-Haag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Not accepting new clients
People who benefit from therapy with me have often felt misunderstood or even harmed by the mental health system. Whether because of sexuality, gender identity, spirituality, neurodivergence, or non-mainstream relationships, they have found therapy to be unwelcoming or unsafe. This means I try never to take your trust for granted. I engage as fully as possible with your values, needs, and preferences, and I adapt my approach based on your response and feedback. You're always steering the ship in your therapy—I am only a guide.
People who benefit from therapy with me have often felt misunderstood or even harmed by the mental health system. Whether because of sexuality, gender identity, spirituality, neurodivergence, or non-mainstream relationships, they have found therapy to be unwelcoming or unsafe. This means I try never to take your trust for granted. I engage as fully as possible with your values, needs, and preferences, and I adapt my approach based on your response and feedback. You're always steering the ship in your therapy—I am only a guide.
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Wendy Summer
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Wendy has made it her life's work to help young adults discover their own competency and capacity. Wendy guides clients to capably experience emotions and grow fully into their best adult selves. Wendy has a relational, wellness-based style and works with clients to create a secure, supportive counseling partnership that allows for safe exploration of issues. Wendy brings nonjudgment, compassion and humor to her work as well as an unwavering belief in the innate healing capacity of each of us. Additionally, Wendy offers parent coaching to parents of teens and young adults who are struggling, as a way to support the whole family.
Wendy has made it her life's work to help young adults discover their own competency and capacity. Wendy guides clients to capably experience emotions and grow fully into their best adult selves. Wendy has a relational, wellness-based style and works with clients to create a secure, supportive counseling partnership that allows for safe exploration of issues. Wendy brings nonjudgment, compassion and humor to her work as well as an unwavering belief in the innate healing capacity of each of us. Additionally, Wendy offers parent coaching to parents of teens and young adults who are struggling, as a way to support the whole family.
(434) 838-3481 View (434) 838-3481
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Anita Wiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Greetings, I'm Anita Wiles, LCSW, with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I obtained my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1995. Throughout my career, I've specialized in supporting victims of domestic violence, survivors of child sexual abuse, and individuals coping with various forms of trauma across diverse settings. Additionally, I possess extensive experience working with individuals dealing with substance use and abuse issues.
Greetings, I'm Anita Wiles, LCSW, with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I obtained my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1995. Throughout my career, I've specialized in supporting victims of domestic violence, survivors of child sexual abuse, and individuals coping with various forms of trauma across diverse settings. Additionally, I possess extensive experience working with individuals dealing with substance use and abuse issues.
(434) 474-2341 View (434) 474-2341
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Susan Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
You’re feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. You’re lacking confidence, struggling with your emotions and wanting better solutions for how to cope with the stress in your life. Stress and anxiety disrupt your life and can show up at work, academically, in relationships or during a big life change and transition. You don’t have to struggle on your own. Let’s work together to help you find solutions, create more confidence and gain control in your life. I help adults with anxiety, overthinking, worry, panic attacks, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress management, navigating life changes & depression.
You’re feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. You’re lacking confidence, struggling with your emotions and wanting better solutions for how to cope with the stress in your life. Stress and anxiety disrupt your life and can show up at work, academically, in relationships or during a big life change and transition. You don’t have to struggle on your own. Let’s work together to help you find solutions, create more confidence and gain control in your life. I help adults with anxiety, overthinking, worry, panic attacks, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress management, navigating life changes & depression.
(434) 201-7642 View (434) 201-7642
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Emma Reilly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Waitlist for new clients
When even everyday tasks are overwhelming and healing from emotional trauma seems impossible, it can be hard to reach out for help. I would like to be a non-judgmental ally to you in this process. My approach to therapy is collaborative, innovative and adaptive. We will work together as a team to address the problems and issues that are important in helping you move forward, heal and improve your relationship with yourself and others. My goal is to empower you to meet life’s challenges, as well as to address past trauma and issues that can impact your life today.
When even everyday tasks are overwhelming and healing from emotional trauma seems impossible, it can be hard to reach out for help. I would like to be a non-judgmental ally to you in this process. My approach to therapy is collaborative, innovative and adaptive. We will work together as a team to address the problems and issues that are important in helping you move forward, heal and improve your relationship with yourself and others. My goal is to empower you to meet life’s challenges, as well as to address past trauma and issues that can impact your life today.
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Cara Marinucci
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, FAMI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years, I am continually inspired by the transformative moment that happens in the counseling process. There is a sacredness in being present to another as a guide on this journey we call life. Whether it is exploring inner resources for healing and growth or the possibilities for deep and lasting change, it is an honor to work with people that are desiring a better way to be themselves in the world. My own journey has taught me that being truly present and engaged allows space for the unknown to be revealed, acknowledged, and eventually integrated into the service of the whole self.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor for many years, I am continually inspired by the transformative moment that happens in the counseling process. There is a sacredness in being present to another as a guide on this journey we call life. Whether it is exploring inner resources for healing and growth or the possibilities for deep and lasting change, it is an honor to work with people that are desiring a better way to be themselves in the world. My own journey has taught me that being truly present and engaged allows space for the unknown to be revealed, acknowledged, and eventually integrated into the service of the whole self.
(434) 248-3114 View (434) 248-3114
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Kendra Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CEDS-S, C-DBT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
I help people with eating disorders untangle the obstacles keeping them stuck in their disorder so they can truly build a life that aligns with their values. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, body image issues, anxiety, depression, burnout, perfectionism, or self esteem, my blend of authenticity and evidenced based treatments is kind of different from your usual therapist, so if you think you need someone to tell it to you straight without too much touchy feely stuff, we might be a good match.
I help people with eating disorders untangle the obstacles keeping them stuck in their disorder so they can truly build a life that aligns with their values. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, body image issues, anxiety, depression, burnout, perfectionism, or self esteem, my blend of authenticity and evidenced based treatments is kind of different from your usual therapist, so if you think you need someone to tell it to you straight without too much touchy feely stuff, we might be a good match.
(757) 801-2848 View (757) 801-2848
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Shelley Faulkner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I highly value trust and connection in order for humans to heal. I bring my authentic self and transparency into session in order to give clients the ability to be fully themselves. My goal is to help ease psychological suffering brought on by trauma and other negative life circumstances and then make sense of the overwhelming emotions/responses. It is through compassion and connection that corrective emotional experiences can occur. I believe that our ability to both experience and understand our Self and others is a key component in building secure (emotionally safe) relationships.
I highly value trust and connection in order for humans to heal. I bring my authentic self and transparency into session in order to give clients the ability to be fully themselves. My goal is to help ease psychological suffering brought on by trauma and other negative life circumstances and then make sense of the overwhelming emotions/responses. It is through compassion and connection that corrective emotional experiences can occur. I believe that our ability to both experience and understand our Self and others is a key component in building secure (emotionally safe) relationships.
(434) 505-8653 View (434) 505-8653
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Shell Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I come alive partnering with the courageous ones who seek guidance looking at the tender, deep places in their lives. My therapeutic practice is grounded in the assumption that we are all doing the best we can as we tend to the joys and struggles of life. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective, and will work with you to create an emotionally safe space that honors all parts of you as we examine past coping strategies that may not be serving you well in this moment, and ultimately allow movement toward healing and transformation. I am committed to approaching my work through a justice-focused, anti-oppression lens.
I come alive partnering with the courageous ones who seek guidance looking at the tender, deep places in their lives. My therapeutic practice is grounded in the assumption that we are all doing the best we can as we tend to the joys and struggles of life. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective, and will work with you to create an emotionally safe space that honors all parts of you as we examine past coping strategies that may not be serving you well in this moment, and ultimately allow movement toward healing and transformation. I am committed to approaching my work through a justice-focused, anti-oppression lens.
(434) 299-9818 View (434) 299-9818
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Tammy Reade
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I'm Tammy Reade, a licensed professional counselor, having earned my degree from George Mason University in 2020. My path to counseling has been shaped by my personal journey, spanning over 25 years in the field. My diverse experience encompasses working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I've held roles such as a child protection worker, juvenile probation officer, advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, foster parent trainer, and jail therapist. Yet, my most meaningful role has been as an adoptive and foster parent for more than 22 years.
I'm Tammy Reade, a licensed professional counselor, having earned my degree from George Mason University in 2020. My path to counseling has been shaped by my personal journey, spanning over 25 years in the field. My diverse experience encompasses working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I've held roles such as a child protection worker, juvenile probation officer, advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, foster parent trainer, and jail therapist. Yet, my most meaningful role has been as an adoptive and foster parent for more than 22 years.
(434) 597-3219 View (434) 597-3219
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Dr. Michele L Kielty
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Are you a successful person whose life seems great from the outside, but on the inside you are struggling? Are you wondering "is this all there is?" after working so hard to achieve your goals? Are you going through a transition or looking to make changes in your life? Are you ready to get unstuck from thoughts and behaviors that are dragging you down and feel a spark of joy again? You have come to the right place. Sometimes talk therapy is not enough and strategic techniques are needed to create a better future. With 20+ years of experience as a Ph.D. trained therapist and coach, I can help you create lasting results starting now.
Are you a successful person whose life seems great from the outside, but on the inside you are struggling? Are you wondering "is this all there is?" after working so hard to achieve your goals? Are you going through a transition or looking to make changes in your life? Are you ready to get unstuck from thoughts and behaviors that are dragging you down and feel a spark of joy again? You have come to the right place. Sometimes talk therapy is not enough and strategic techniques are needed to create a better future. With 20+ years of experience as a Ph.D. trained therapist and coach, I can help you create lasting results starting now.
(540) 495-1708 View (540) 495-1708

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Number of Therapists in Charlottesville, VA

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Charlottesville, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Self Esteem
75% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Charlottesville, VA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Charlottesville?

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.