Therapists in Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA

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Sandy Foster Morrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Feelings of sadness and anxiety from unhealed loss and unresolved life circumstances can cripple our capacity to manage our lives. This work offers clarity through tools that deal directly with life changes and the effects of trauma and addictions. With an overall focus on life transitions and jarring wake-up calls that challenge who we believe ourself to be, the work creates Ah Ha experiences and insights that release blocks and bring us home to ourselves - body, mind, emotions, spirit. Individuals. Couples. Groups. Workshops. Retreats. Intuition guides the work which is backed by 30 years of intense clinical specialty with addictions, trauma and dis-ease.
Feelings of sadness and anxiety from unhealed loss and unresolved life circumstances can cripple our capacity to manage our lives. This work offers clarity through tools that deal directly with life changes and the effects of trauma and addictions. With an overall focus on life transitions and jarring wake-up calls that challenge who we believe ourself to be, the work creates Ah Ha experiences and insights that release blocks and bring us home to ourselves - body, mind, emotions, spirit. Individuals. Couples. Groups. Workshops. Retreats. Intuition guides the work which is backed by 30 years of intense clinical specialty with addictions, trauma and dis-ease.
(434) 336-3632 View (434) 336-3632
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Annelie Guterma
PhD, LMT, MSW
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
There is no one taking responsibility for your life, except for you. Probably you have tried so many times to turn things around and accept and meditate and manifest. But you still feel like there is another, a better way. And you are right. There is that way, which lies within you, and within you alone. And this way can feel daring and scary. Learn to use your embodied intuition so that you are alive in your decisions, without emotional and mental blockages. Let us return your life to one that comes from a place from deep serenity, aliveness, and love. A place that does not need years of therapy, but profound and heartfelt clarity.
There is no one taking responsibility for your life, except for you. Probably you have tried so many times to turn things around and accept and meditate and manifest. But you still feel like there is another, a better way. And you are right. There is that way, which lies within you, and within you alone. And this way can feel daring and scary. Learn to use your embodied intuition so that you are alive in your decisions, without emotional and mental blockages. Let us return your life to one that comes from a place from deep serenity, aliveness, and love. A place that does not need years of therapy, but profound and heartfelt clarity.
(434) 231-5090 View (434) 231-5090
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Russ Federman
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Waitlist for new clients
My primary area of specialty involves psychotherapy for individuals with bipolar disorder. With regard to broader practice areas, my work includes issues such as depressive disorders, personality disorders, adjustment and transition issues (employment change, empty nesting, death of a loved one, divorce, geographic relocation, retirement, etc.), GLBT issues, and individuals dealing with adjustment to physical disability. I have been licensed as a psychologist and practicing for over 40+ years.
My primary area of specialty involves psychotherapy for individuals with bipolar disorder. With regard to broader practice areas, my work includes issues such as depressive disorders, personality disorders, adjustment and transition issues (employment change, empty nesting, death of a loved one, divorce, geographic relocation, retirement, etc.), GLBT issues, and individuals dealing with adjustment to physical disability. I have been licensed as a psychologist and practicing for over 40+ years.
(434) 200-8326 View (434) 200-8326
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Marie (Mimi) Steele
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Not accepting new clients
** NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS-- Please click on the website button on the left side of my profile to receive practice information.** Focusing on couples' strengths and attachment styles, I help partners understand the normal ups and downs of attunement and misattunement, learn and practice mindfulness and emotional regulation, how to heal small and large ruptures and build deeper emotional and physical intimacy and trust. I have experience assisting partners repair their relationship after infidelity or breach of trust. If reconciliation is not possible, I help couples through the separation and divorce process.
** NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS-- Please click on the website button on the left side of my profile to receive practice information.** Focusing on couples' strengths and attachment styles, I help partners understand the normal ups and downs of attunement and misattunement, learn and practice mindfulness and emotional regulation, how to heal small and large ruptures and build deeper emotional and physical intimacy and trust. I have experience assisting partners repair their relationship after infidelity or breach of trust. If reconciliation is not possible, I help couples through the separation and divorce process.
(434) 473-6060 View (434) 473-6060
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Cynthia Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone struggles from time to time - what's important is how we respond to the struggle. I believe struggle turns to suffering when we refuse to accept what we cannot change or when we passively accept what can be changed. In my practice I help people learn to avoid suffering by changing the things they can and accepting the things they can't change. Using a variety of skills and techniques, I help people learn how to thrive - even in the face of struggle - while being true to themselves and effective in their interactions with others.
Everyone struggles from time to time - what's important is how we respond to the struggle. I believe struggle turns to suffering when we refuse to accept what we cannot change or when we passively accept what can be changed. In my practice I help people learn to avoid suffering by changing the things they can and accepting the things they can't change. Using a variety of skills and techniques, I help people learn how to thrive - even in the face of struggle - while being true to themselves and effective in their interactions with others.
(434) 262-4030 View (434) 262-4030
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Charlottesville Empowerment
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
We believe in intentional, flexible, and collaborative services designed to meet each client's unique needs. Empowerment is "the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights." Whether you're looking for symptom reduction, healing from past experiences, increasing understanding/insight, improving relationships, gaining support during difficult times, making difficult changes, or improving/maintaining your overall wellbeing, we look forward to supporting you in reclaiming and improving your life!
We believe in intentional, flexible, and collaborative services designed to meet each client's unique needs. Empowerment is "the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights." Whether you're looking for symptom reduction, healing from past experiences, increasing understanding/insight, improving relationships, gaining support during difficult times, making difficult changes, or improving/maintaining your overall wellbeing, we look forward to supporting you in reclaiming and improving your life!
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Catherine M. Lawder, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Waitlist for new clients
For 25+ years my clinical practice has focused on helping people live healthier, happier, more contented lives. Together, we can work to give you the tools you need to create the life you want and develop a plan to maintain it. When life is overwhelming and stressful or relationships are struggling, therapy can help. My practice offers a place where you can feel heard in a supportive, comfortable and non-judgmental environment. You can feel free to openly discuss whatever issues are bothering you. I am currently accepting new clients with Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Aetna and clients who will be paying out-of-pocket.
For 25+ years my clinical practice has focused on helping people live healthier, happier, more contented lives. Together, we can work to give you the tools you need to create the life you want and develop a plan to maintain it. When life is overwhelming and stressful or relationships are struggling, therapy can help. My practice offers a place where you can feel heard in a supportive, comfortable and non-judgmental environment. You can feel free to openly discuss whatever issues are bothering you. I am currently accepting new clients with Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Aetna and clients who will be paying out-of-pocket.
(434) 442-5181 View (434) 442-5181
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Tim Rambo
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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
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Hilary Steinitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
As a strengths-based and trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping clients to repair deeply held wounds, especially relational wounds, which are often at the core of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Though I work with clients to help alleviate their troubling symptoms, my work is more fully anchored in the belief that the sensitive exploration of underlying injuries enables not just symptom-reduction but transformation and growth.
As a strengths-based and trauma-informed therapist, I am passionate about helping clients to repair deeply held wounds, especially relational wounds, which are often at the core of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. Though I work with clients to help alleviate their troubling symptoms, my work is more fully anchored in the belief that the sensitive exploration of underlying injuries enables not just symptom-reduction but transformation and growth.
(434) 299-0191 View (434) 299-0191
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Daphne Ingene
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
I enjoy helping people establish and maintain relationships. It could be a relationship with your significant other, colleagues, or your family where values, beliefs, expectations, or even the cultures may be different. I also help people maintain a positive relationship with themselves by achieving an internal balance and being at peace with their past experiences.
I enjoy helping people establish and maintain relationships. It could be a relationship with your significant other, colleagues, or your family where values, beliefs, expectations, or even the cultures may be different. I also help people maintain a positive relationship with themselves by achieving an internal balance and being at peace with their past experiences.
(434) 326-0527 View (434) 326-0527
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Kristen Anne Roorbach
Resident in Counseling, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
I work with children ages 3-18, families, and individuals using brain-based and solution-focused methods to support them through issues related to anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, and challenging behavior. I use a strength-based approach to shift environmental factors to build social competence and positive outcomes. I combine systems theory, CBT, and neuroscience to tailor a hands-on approach to create change in the home and school settings.
I work with children ages 3-18, families, and individuals using brain-based and solution-focused methods to support them through issues related to anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, and challenging behavior. I use a strength-based approach to shift environmental factors to build social competence and positive outcomes. I combine systems theory, CBT, and neuroscience to tailor a hands-on approach to create change in the home and school settings.
(434) 216-2366 View (434) 216-2366
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Allison Anderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
My practice is Psychological Testing Services, LLC (PTS, LLC), a resource for comprehensive psychological evaluations for adolescents and adults. Diagnostic questions may be about such conditions as learning disorders, ADHD/ADD, mental health concerns (for example, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder), intellectual disability, personality evaluation, and psychoeducational evaluation to see if disability/academic accommodations are supported. I also provide IQ/admissions testing for children aged six and older for gifted programs/schools.
My practice is Psychological Testing Services, LLC (PTS, LLC), a resource for comprehensive psychological evaluations for adolescents and adults. Diagnostic questions may be about such conditions as learning disorders, ADHD/ADD, mental health concerns (for example, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder), intellectual disability, personality evaluation, and psychoeducational evaluation to see if disability/academic accommodations are supported. I also provide IQ/admissions testing for children aged six and older for gifted programs/schools.
(434) 480-3888 View (434) 480-3888
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Amanda Sovik-Johnston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
I specialize in helping children, teens, and families who want to feel more connected and engaged in their lives. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, loneliness, depression, ADHD, or difficulty achieving your goals, I can help. I have a specific interest in working with elite athletes and high-achieving women who are struggling to manage the stress and pressure of modern life.
I specialize in helping children, teens, and families who want to feel more connected and engaged in their lives. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, loneliness, depression, ADHD, or difficulty achieving your goals, I can help. I have a specific interest in working with elite athletes and high-achieving women who are struggling to manage the stress and pressure of modern life.
(434) 248-3017 View (434) 248-3017
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Chapin Faulconer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Also, I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. My treatment approach is to provide support with insight and feedback to help clients address current challenges and long-standing issues. With sensitivity and compassion, I draw from different styles and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. Together with each client, I work to build on strengths and achieve life goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Also, I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. My treatment approach is to provide support with insight and feedback to help clients address current challenges and long-standing issues. With sensitivity and compassion, I draw from different styles and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. Together with each client, I work to build on strengths and achieve life goals.
(434) 214-0909 View (434) 214-0909
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Lara Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, 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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Full Life
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
***Please note that calls and emails are answered by my intake coordinator, Madeline Schultz.*** I work with individuals, couples and families collaborating with them to reach their goals. These goals range from finding relief from depression, anxiety, past trauma, and addiction to finding deeper joy and satisfaction in work, leisure and relationships. I have specialized training in individual and family therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy. I provide a safe environment for people to reflect on their lives with curiosity and compassion and make desired changes based on this reflection.
***Please note that calls and emails are answered by my intake coordinator, Madeline Schultz.*** I work with individuals, couples and families collaborating with them to reach their goals. These goals range from finding relief from depression, anxiety, past trauma, and addiction to finding deeper joy and satisfaction in work, leisure and relationships. I have specialized training in individual and family therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy. I provide a safe environment for people to reflect on their lives with curiosity and compassion and make desired changes based on this reflection.
(434) 201-4618 View (434) 201-4618
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Patti Martin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Anxiety can be paralyzing and debilitating. I specialize in working with college and graduate students as well as all individuals who suffer from depression and anxiety . I use a strength based approach and provide tools and insights to help break unconscious sabotaging patterns that keep you stuck. Life can feel incredibly hard when you are stuck in anxious or negative thought patterns. I can help you get unstuck and feel better. I provide a nurturing and compassionate space to help you regain your sense of self, as well as provide skills to stop negative, debilitating, critical and anxious thoughts.
Anxiety can be paralyzing and debilitating. I specialize in working with college and graduate students as well as all individuals who suffer from depression and anxiety . I use a strength based approach and provide tools and insights to help break unconscious sabotaging patterns that keep you stuck. Life can feel incredibly hard when you are stuck in anxious or negative thought patterns. I can help you get unstuck and feel better. I provide a nurturing and compassionate space to help you regain your sense of self, as well as provide skills to stop negative, debilitating, critical and anxious thoughts.
(434) 231-2044 View (434) 231-2044
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Suzanne Wilberger LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, 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
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Claire Hopkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Not accepting new clients
As a counselor, I understand that trauma occurs at any age, in many different forms. It can be overt, in the case of physical abuse and death; ambiguous, in the form of divorce, break-ups, peer pressure, bullying and the impact of social media. It can also be entirely hidden from our consciousness. Counseling is a way to approach and connect with trauma in a safe place. It is a way to help yourself heal.
As a counselor, I understand that trauma occurs at any age, in many different forms. It can be overt, in the case of physical abuse and death; ambiguous, in the form of divorce, break-ups, peer pressure, bullying and the impact of social media. It can also be entirely hidden from our consciousness. Counseling is a way to approach and connect with trauma in a safe place. It is a way to help yourself heal.
(207) 747-3151 View (207) 747-3151
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Angie Mchugh
EdD
Verified Verified
Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22901
I have worked as a school psychologist for over 30 years in both public and private schools. For the past 20 years I have also maintained a private practice where I conduct intellectual and psycho-educational assessments of children in preschool through college. I also work with young adults seeking academic accommodations in graduate school and on standardized tests such as the SAT and GRE.
I have worked as a school psychologist for over 30 years in both public and private schools. For the past 20 years I have also maintained a private practice where I conduct intellectual and psycho-educational assessments of children in preschool through college. I also work with young adults seeking academic accommodations in graduate school and on standardized tests such as the SAT and GRE.
(434) 265-5660 View (434) 265-5660
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Number of Therapists in Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Anthem | Elevance
78% Aetna
68% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville, VA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
15% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Blue Ridge-Rugby Ave, Charlottesville?

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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.