Therapists in Charlottesville City County, VA

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Photo of Daniel L. Koz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville City County, VA
Daniel L. Koz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life includes all manner of discomfort and pains that cause us to seek solutions. As difficult as life can get, reaching out for help takes courage. My goal in collaborating with you is to understand your situation and to help you reclaim authorship over your life. We will face together whatever is currently standing in your way. My approach is cultivate a partnership, guided by your goals for treatment. Ultimately, I want to help you to not only find relief, but to also uncover a sense of personal empowerment, and to reimagine your life in a way that feels meaningful and gives you a sense of agency.
Life includes all manner of discomfort and pains that cause us to seek solutions. As difficult as life can get, reaching out for help takes courage. My goal in collaborating with you is to understand your situation and to help you reclaim authorship over your life. We will face together whatever is currently standing in your way. My approach is cultivate a partnership, guided by your goals for treatment. Ultimately, I want to help you to not only find relief, but to also uncover a sense of personal empowerment, and to reimagine your life in a way that feels meaningful and gives you a sense of agency.
(434) 602-5944 x3 View (434) 602-5944 x3
Photo of Megan Kiernan, Resident in Counseling in Charlottesville City County, VA
Megan Kiernan
Resident in Counseling, MEd
Verified Verified
I specialize in helping adults and older teens (16+) who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem and trauma. I provide a nurturing, tender and understanding space in which our connection creates the safety for growth to occur. I am not afraid of your darkest thoughts or deepest sorrows. I delight in unlocking the deep possibilities for growth that exist inside the darkness. In our work, we will discover and cultivate your wise, confident, and compassionate internal voice. A voice that each of us possess within ourselves.
I specialize in helping adults and older teens (16+) who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem and trauma. I provide a nurturing, tender and understanding space in which our connection creates the safety for growth to occur. I am not afraid of your darkest thoughts or deepest sorrows. I delight in unlocking the deep possibilities for growth that exist inside the darkness. In our work, we will discover and cultivate your wise, confident, and compassionate internal voice. A voice that each of us possess within ourselves.
(434) 202-4277 View (434) 202-4277
Photo of Evans Nexsen, LPC Intern in Charlottesville City County, VA
Evans Nexsen
LPC Intern, L, P, C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting new clients: I approach my work through the lens of attachment – how we cope in moments of disconnection with those we love the most – with empathy, cultural awareness, and validation around being a human – moreover, a parent. As a mother to young children, I understand the beauty and despair of parenthood. As a therapist, I understand the impact our childhood experiences have on how we show up in our adult relationships. I meld my experience and training to support both women and men along the path of reconnecting with themselves and with those whom they love most.
Accepting new clients: I approach my work through the lens of attachment – how we cope in moments of disconnection with those we love the most – with empathy, cultural awareness, and validation around being a human – moreover, a parent. As a mother to young children, I understand the beauty and despair of parenthood. As a therapist, I understand the impact our childhood experiences have on how we show up in our adult relationships. I meld my experience and training to support both women and men along the path of reconnecting with themselves and with those whom they love most.
(434) 362-1587 View (434) 362-1587
Photo of Gabrielle Oblena, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville City County, VA
Gabrielle Oblena
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hello there! I'm Gabby Oblena, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and a National Certified Counselor. Should you choose to embark on this journey with me, my aim is to empower you with the ability to embrace vulnerability, discover your resilience, foster healthier relationships with both yourself and others, and untangle any complexities you may be facing. You are in control of your voyage, and I am here to serve as your navigator, meeting you at your current point and collaborating towards achieving your desired outcomes.
Hello there! I'm Gabby Oblena, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and a National Certified Counselor. Should you choose to embark on this journey with me, my aim is to empower you with the ability to embrace vulnerability, discover your resilience, foster healthier relationships with both yourself and others, and untangle any complexities you may be facing. You are in control of your voyage, and I am here to serve as your navigator, meeting you at your current point and collaborating towards achieving your desired outcomes.
(434) 404-5016 View (434) 404-5016
Photo of Kate Modica, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville City County, VA
Kate Modica
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I provide one on one psychotherapy for adults who are experiencing anxiety or depression. I provide Couples therapy for committed couples who are experiencing relationship distress. I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for individuals and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
I provide one on one psychotherapy for adults who are experiencing anxiety or depression. I provide Couples therapy for committed couples who are experiencing relationship distress. I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for individuals and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
(434) 201-3306 View (434) 201-3306
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Jennifer McArtor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902  (Online Only)
I’m so glad you’re here. We all pursue therapy for different reasons. Sometimes we need an objective person to talk through our problems with, sometimes we are experiencing depression and anxiety and need help developing ways to manage and cope with symptoms, and other times we just need a safe space to be ourselves; but whatever brought you here I’m glad you are taking the first steps in seeking help. I know how scary and overwhelming life can feel sometimes. I am a big believer in the power of our thoughts. If we can learn to change or challenge our thoughts, we change how we feel and how we act.
I’m so glad you’re here. We all pursue therapy for different reasons. Sometimes we need an objective person to talk through our problems with, sometimes we are experiencing depression and anxiety and need help developing ways to manage and cope with symptoms, and other times we just need a safe space to be ourselves; but whatever brought you here I’m glad you are taking the first steps in seeking help. I know how scary and overwhelming life can feel sometimes. I am a big believer in the power of our thoughts. If we can learn to change or challenge our thoughts, we change how we feel and how we act.
(434) 231-4878 View (434) 231-4878
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Ella Beck
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a compassionate and dedicated counselor who believes that each individual possesses the incredible power for change within themselves. My mission is to guide you on a transformative journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. In the warm and accepting space I create, you are invited to explore your thoughts and feelings freely. I understand that seeking counseling can be an intimidating step, and I want you to feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. Here, you can share your experiences, challenges, and aspirations without fear of judgment.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a compassionate and dedicated counselor who believes that each individual possesses the incredible power for change within themselves. My mission is to guide you on a transformative journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. In the warm and accepting space I create, you are invited to explore your thoughts and feelings freely. I understand that seeking counseling can be an intimidating step, and I want you to feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. Here, you can share your experiences, challenges, and aspirations without fear of judgment.
(434) 830-8094 View (434) 830-8094
Photo of Ursula Goadhouse in Charlottesville City County, VA
Ursula Goadhouse
MSW, CH
Verified Verified
Healing is sacred work. I honor your whole being, mind, body, and spirit. You can feel more at ease, peaceful, happy, and empowered. You can feel relief from depression, anxiety, grief, and stress. My areas of healing work include anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, and building self-confidence. We develop your resilience with therapeutic techniques, including Hypnosis, CBT, Mindfulness, EFT, Neuro-linguistics, and self-awareness tools. I can be your personal guide; you are the change maker, building a new pathway to your freedom and happiness as we move through this amazing life of challenges and joys.
Healing is sacred work. I honor your whole being, mind, body, and spirit. You can feel more at ease, peaceful, happy, and empowered. You can feel relief from depression, anxiety, grief, and stress. My areas of healing work include anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, and building self-confidence. We develop your resilience with therapeutic techniques, including Hypnosis, CBT, Mindfulness, EFT, Neuro-linguistics, and self-awareness tools. I can be your personal guide; you are the change maker, building a new pathway to your freedom and happiness as we move through this amazing life of challenges and joys.
(434) 838-3809 View (434) 838-3809
Ryan McCoull - Mindful Innovations
Counselor, LPC, LSATP, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
I love to work with a broad range of clients who may be at different points in their mental health journey. I specialize in working with individuals impacted by major life events or traumatic experiences. I also enjoy working with clients struggling with addictions issues. Through EMDR and CBT techniques, we can improve the individual's core beliefs and cognition, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and improve general control and functioning in their lives. These issues may manifest in anxiety, depression, or other disruptive ways. Regardless of your needs, I am ready to join you on your path toward mental health.
I love to work with a broad range of clients who may be at different points in their mental health journey. I specialize in working with individuals impacted by major life events or traumatic experiences. I also enjoy working with clients struggling with addictions issues. Through EMDR and CBT techniques, we can improve the individual's core beliefs and cognition, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and improve general control and functioning in their lives. These issues may manifest in anxiety, depression, or other disruptive ways. Regardless of your needs, I am ready to join you on your path toward mental health.
(434) 602-8536 View (434) 602-8536
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Ebony Harrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Ebony Harrison, a licensed professional counselor with more than 5 years of experience supporting diverse populations across different environments. My primary focus areas include anxiety, grief, death/dying, and trauma. I take pleasure in assisting individuals grappling with life's overwhelming stressors. Collaborating closely with my clients, I tailor care to prioritize their unique experiences. By offering perspective and gently encouraging growth through healthy challenges, I foster a safe and supportive environment for personal development.
Hello, I'm Ebony Harrison, a licensed professional counselor with more than 5 years of experience supporting diverse populations across different environments. My primary focus areas include anxiety, grief, death/dying, and trauma. I take pleasure in assisting individuals grappling with life's overwhelming stressors. Collaborating closely with my clients, I tailor care to prioritize their unique experiences. By offering perspective and gently encouraging growth through healthy challenges, I foster a safe and supportive environment for personal development.
(434) 336-3985 x1 View (434) 336-3985 x1
Photo of Kelli Robertson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville City County, VA
Kelli Robertson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults coping with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, substance use issues, and/or complex family systems and stressors. I often work with adults whose anxiety and worry in the present is rooted in well-practiced coping strategies to get through difficult early life experiences or family dynamics. My clients are often high-achievers (many times perfectionists) who are highly skilled at taking care of everyone and everything but themselves and struggle in private. They often appear to "have it all together" while facing a harsh inner critic day in and out.
I work with adults coping with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, substance use issues, and/or complex family systems and stressors. I often work with adults whose anxiety and worry in the present is rooted in well-practiced coping strategies to get through difficult early life experiences or family dynamics. My clients are often high-achievers (many times perfectionists) who are highly skilled at taking care of everyone and everything but themselves and struggle in private. They often appear to "have it all together" while facing a harsh inner critic day in and out.
(434) 362-4999 View (434) 362-4999
Photo of Megan Stocker Headley, Counselor in Charlottesville City County, VA
Megan Stocker Headley
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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
Photo of Tim Rambo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville City County, VA
Tim Rambo
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I help individuals find desired change, relief, and insight by increasing understanding and awareness of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I teach practical coping skills and guide clients in reprocessing distressing experiences and memories. With a mindfulness and strength-based approach, one technique I offer, as needed, is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). Through this work together, you'll connect more with your inner, positive voice and truths, and decrease automatic behaviors and thoughts that make "small" issues feel overwhelming, that cause "freezing" or fighting. This results in more comfort with yourself and more confidence with other people or situations.
I help individuals find desired change, relief, and insight by increasing understanding and awareness of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I teach practical coping skills and guide clients in reprocessing distressing experiences and memories. With a mindfulness and strength-based approach, one technique I offer, as needed, is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). Through this work together, you'll connect more with your inner, positive voice and truths, and decrease automatic behaviors and thoughts that make "small" issues feel overwhelming, that cause "freezing" or fighting. This results in more comfort with yourself and more confidence with other people or situations.
(434) 253-4154 View (434) 253-4154
Photo of April Bennett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville City County, VA
April Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Accompaniment matters. Relationships transform. We sit together to access the health that is at the center of every human being, even when one of us can’t feel it. We sit because healing happens in relationship, access to true self is made easier in the presence of another person’s settled nervous system, and because your healing matters for the health of all of us. Whether you are facing overwhelm, anger, a frozen feeling, compulsions, depression, trauma, anxiety, or facing other difficult experience, we can touch it with awareness and respect. Our experience includes joy, includes pain, and includes connection and compassion.
Accompaniment matters. Relationships transform. We sit together to access the health that is at the center of every human being, even when one of us can’t feel it. We sit because healing happens in relationship, access to true self is made easier in the presence of another person’s settled nervous system, and because your healing matters for the health of all of us. Whether you are facing overwhelm, anger, a frozen feeling, compulsions, depression, trauma, anxiety, or facing other difficult experience, we can touch it with awareness and respect. Our experience includes joy, includes pain, and includes connection and compassion.
(434) 337-3568 View (434) 337-3568
Photo of Jesse Luckett, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville City County, VA
Jesse Luckett, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
I work with individuals and couples to help them actualize their innate qualities of goodness and wholeness. I support people who are overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression, in order to help them learn to transform their life challenges into opportunities for healing and growth. Individuals and couples will learn to recognize behaviors that keep them stuck and are provided with tools to help them process difficult emotions and connect and communicate more effectively and lovingly. Through establishing a caring therapeutic relationship clients can become more confident and secure within themselves.
I work with individuals and couples to help them actualize their innate qualities of goodness and wholeness. I support people who are overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression, in order to help them learn to transform their life challenges into opportunities for healing and growth. Individuals and couples will learn to recognize behaviors that keep them stuck and are provided with tools to help them process difficult emotions and connect and communicate more effectively and lovingly. Through establishing a caring therapeutic relationship clients can become more confident and secure within themselves.
(720) 466-7964 View (720) 466-7964
Photo of Sara La Force, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlottesville City County, VA
Sara La Force
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a decade of experience across diverse clinical environments. My specialization lies in assisting adults facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, relational difficulties, and life transitions. Employing a collaborative empowerment perspective, I adopt an integrative approach rooted in humanistic and person-centered principles. This approach involves melding my training in various therapeutic techniques with your individual life experiences, relational dynamics, internal dialogue, growth/healing requirements, and personality.
Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a decade of experience across diverse clinical environments. My specialization lies in assisting adults facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, relational difficulties, and life transitions. Employing a collaborative empowerment perspective, I adopt an integrative approach rooted in humanistic and person-centered principles. This approach involves melding my training in various therapeutic techniques with your individual life experiences, relational dynamics, internal dialogue, growth/healing requirements, and personality.
(434) 337-3297 View (434) 337-3297
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Kelley M Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I work with people struggling to resolve feelings of anxiety or sadness, or those who find that relationship challenges seem to keep repeating themselves. Together we embark on a journey of discovery to identify and understand the patterns operating below awareness that inform expectations, and color perceptions. Whether working with adults, adolescents, couples or caregivers, I believe therapy should be an engaging and dynamic process where all thoughts and feelings are welcomed. Healing occurs when we allow ourselves the freedom to express the scope of our emotions, and my sessions are as likely to include laughter as tears.
I work with people struggling to resolve feelings of anxiety or sadness, or those who find that relationship challenges seem to keep repeating themselves. Together we embark on a journey of discovery to identify and understand the patterns operating below awareness that inform expectations, and color perceptions. Whether working with adults, adolescents, couples or caregivers, I believe therapy should be an engaging and dynamic process where all thoughts and feelings are welcomed. Healing occurs when we allow ourselves the freedom to express the scope of our emotions, and my sessions are as likely to include laughter as tears.
(434) 878-3495 View (434) 878-3495
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Diana C. Brawley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MDiv, ThM, MSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The nexus of emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical health is integral to healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mindful Self-Compassion informed Psychotherapist, I believe in the potential that relationships offer for growth and healing. Using authentic warmth, empathy, and humor, I create a safe environment where clients feel supported to explore and heal. I honor each individual’s story, experience, and ways of coping and believe that each and every one of us has the fundamental capacity to grow and evolve.
The nexus of emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical health is integral to healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mindful Self-Compassion informed Psychotherapist, I believe in the potential that relationships offer for growth and healing. Using authentic warmth, empathy, and humor, I create a safe environment where clients feel supported to explore and heal. I honor each individual’s story, experience, and ways of coping and believe that each and every one of us has the fundamental capacity to grow and evolve.
(434) 878-0329 View (434) 878-0329
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Amanda Winecoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MBA
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902  (Online Only)
I believe we all just want to do, feel and be a little better every day. I use an approach based in kindness, compassion, mindfulness and strength to help you find a way to be better everyday in your life and your relationships. I will help you explore emotional lability, past trauma, feeling stuck, and lack of hope for a better future. Grief, fear and feeling overwhelmed often stops us from being the best we can be. If you want to move towards a better you, I can offer some help
I believe we all just want to do, feel and be a little better every day. I use an approach based in kindness, compassion, mindfulness and strength to help you find a way to be better everyday in your life and your relationships. I will help you explore emotional lability, past trauma, feeling stuck, and lack of hope for a better future. Grief, fear and feeling overwhelmed often stops us from being the best we can be. If you want to move towards a better you, I can offer some help
(434) 372-9654 View (434) 372-9654
Photo of Jeanne A Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlottesville City County, VA
Jeanne A Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
If you are experiencing intense anxiety, relationship issues, depression, and/or just feeling stuck, change is possible. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist opens pathways to healing and clients can discover the truth of their own inner strength and resources. I would like to help you on your journey to explore, learn, and encourage movement towards greater self-awareness, deeper peace, and achieve more meaning and joy from relationships. To achieve these goals, I believe that a customized approach in therapy is most effective in helping people make positive changes in their lives.
If you are experiencing intense anxiety, relationship issues, depression, and/or just feeling stuck, change is possible. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist opens pathways to healing and clients can discover the truth of their own inner strength and resources. I would like to help you on your journey to explore, learn, and encourage movement towards greater self-awareness, deeper peace, and achieve more meaning and joy from relationships. To achieve these goals, I believe that a customized approach in therapy is most effective in helping people make positive changes in their lives.
(434) 607-4066 View (434) 607-4066

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Number of Therapists in Charlottesville City County, VA

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Charlottesville City County, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress
74% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
77% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Charlottesville City County, VA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Charlottesville City County?

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.