Therapists in Little High, Charlottesville, VA

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Bridget Mahoney LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
I'm passionate about supporting clients as they develop and grow their connection with their core self. I've found that trauma and transitions can result in a disconnect with the core self and that peace and healing can be achieved by repairing this connection. Pre-adolescence, adolescence, and early adulthood are times marked by a myriad of major transitions. This process of transitioning between life stages continues across the lifespan. Additionally, a disconnect with the core self may be rooted in trauma or transition that happened many years ago. To this end, I provide services to preteens, teens, and adults.
I'm passionate about supporting clients as they develop and grow their connection with their core self. I've found that trauma and transitions can result in a disconnect with the core self and that peace and healing can be achieved by repairing this connection. Pre-adolescence, adolescence, and early adulthood are times marked by a myriad of major transitions. This process of transitioning between life stages continues across the lifespan. Additionally, a disconnect with the core self may be rooted in trauma or transition that happened many years ago. To this end, I provide services to preteens, teens, and adults.
(434) 201-7442 View (434) 201-7442
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Hilary Steinitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Waitlist for new clients
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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Joyce Camden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
1 Endorsed
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
I have provided Counseling Services for over 25 years in our Charlottesville community. I work with a variety of individuals, presenting problems, and life span issues. From adolescence to later life years; there are circumstances and predispositions which offer incredible challenges in life. I have training in many forms of techniques and approaches. I offer services including Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Dream Analysis ,Mindfulness practices, Guided Imagery in Music, Mediation, Coaching & Career Development, Self-Exploration & Expanding Definition practices. My intention and role as a Therapist is to use my training and experience to help my Clients manifest a better life experience.
I have provided Counseling Services for over 25 years in our Charlottesville community. I work with a variety of individuals, presenting problems, and life span issues. From adolescence to later life years; there are circumstances and predispositions which offer incredible challenges in life. I have training in many forms of techniques and approaches. I offer services including Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Dream Analysis ,Mindfulness practices, Guided Imagery in Music, Mediation, Coaching & Career Development, Self-Exploration & Expanding Definition practices. My intention and role as a Therapist is to use my training and experience to help my Clients manifest a better life experience.
(434) 923-8300 View (434) 923-8300
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Jeanne A Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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Janie Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
I serve individuals who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual violence, attachment wounds, and other traumas. Trauma is events, experiences, and their effects. It is the ensnaring voice inside that says "not good enough," it's the feeling of shame and not-belonging, and it's the body's rhythms out-of-sync. Through a healing relationship, I journey with clients in the messy process of change by drawing on their inborn capacity for growth and wisdom. I support clients in reconnecting the stories of the mind, heart, and body such that they attune to the self with compassion, honor their emotions, and ground in the present.
I serve individuals who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual violence, attachment wounds, and other traumas. Trauma is events, experiences, and their effects. It is the ensnaring voice inside that says "not good enough," it's the feeling of shame and not-belonging, and it's the body's rhythms out-of-sync. Through a healing relationship, I journey with clients in the messy process of change by drawing on their inborn capacity for growth and wisdom. I support clients in reconnecting the stories of the mind, heart, and body such that they attune to the self with compassion, honor their emotions, and ground in the present.
(434) 771-1410 View (434) 771-1410
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Shelley Faulkner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Little High, 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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Erinn Falls
MSW
1 Endorsed
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902  (Online Only)
When we feel securely and safely connected to our significant other we experience a sense of well-being and the ability to respond more flexibly to the inevitable stressors of life. When we feel disconnected however, we may experience anxiety, irritability, anger or depression. This distress impacts every area of our lives and diminishes our ability to live, work and parent from our optimal self. Often we numb that disconnection through work, addiction, or an over-focus on being co-parents versus best friends and romantic partners. Usually this impairs our ability to connect sexually in a meaningful and satisfying way as well.
When we feel securely and safely connected to our significant other we experience a sense of well-being and the ability to respond more flexibly to the inevitable stressors of life. When we feel disconnected however, we may experience anxiety, irritability, anger or depression. This distress impacts every area of our lives and diminishes our ability to live, work and parent from our optimal self. Often we numb that disconnection through work, addiction, or an over-focus on being co-parents versus best friends and romantic partners. Usually this impairs our ability to connect sexually in a meaningful and satisfying way as well.
(434) 361-3155 View (434) 361-3155
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Onnie Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, EFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
It's hard for anyone to talk about personal issues. Anyone brave enough to do this launches themselves into a life giving process that increases the possibilities of their lives forever. It brings about unbelievable changes opening possibilities never thought of. It's hard work. It's scary. But it teaches one to live effectively with what life has brought and create changes that enhance the life that is. It's a journey into the good and the bad that takes a person to new heights. It's an exploration that creates love and light in a life.
It's hard for anyone to talk about personal issues. Anyone brave enough to do this launches themselves into a life giving process that increases the possibilities of their lives forever. It brings about unbelievable changes opening possibilities never thought of. It's hard work. It's scary. But it teaches one to live effectively with what life has brought and create changes that enhance the life that is. It's a journey into the good and the bad that takes a person to new heights. It's an exploration that creates love and light in a life.
(434) 280-3513 View (434) 280-3513
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Allison P O'Grady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Waitlist for new clients
In my practice, I offer adult and couples therapy, specializing in trauma, anxiety, loss, and relationship distress. I collaborate with individuals and couples who experiences fear, sadness, anger, and disconnection who seek a pathway to healing, greater emotional connection, and sense of well being. I utilize evidence-based therapies, including attachment-based, mindfulness, trauma-informed, and emotionally-focused approaches. I incorporate somatic & sensorimotor strategies, IFS, & EMDR to help heal trauma. My style is calm, non-judgmental, & interactive. I value the opportunity to partner with clients on their journey.
In my practice, I offer adult and couples therapy, specializing in trauma, anxiety, loss, and relationship distress. I collaborate with individuals and couples who experiences fear, sadness, anger, and disconnection who seek a pathway to healing, greater emotional connection, and sense of well being. I utilize evidence-based therapies, including attachment-based, mindfulness, trauma-informed, and emotionally-focused approaches. I incorporate somatic & sensorimotor strategies, IFS, & EMDR to help heal trauma. My style is calm, non-judgmental, & interactive. I value the opportunity to partner with clients on their journey.
(434) 595-3644 View (434) 595-3644
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Stephen Hendrix
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
NOW accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years experience working with a variety of individuals in the Charlottesville area. My approach is to work with a client and their internal world, their thoughts and feelings, and help to resolve internal and external conflicts. We all at times can get stuck in patterns of behavior or relationships that we want to make better, and with an insight-oriented approach I work to help individuals make that happen.
NOW accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years experience working with a variety of individuals in the Charlottesville area. My approach is to work with a client and their internal world, their thoughts and feelings, and help to resolve internal and external conflicts. We all at times can get stuck in patterns of behavior or relationships that we want to make better, and with an insight-oriented approach I work to help individuals make that happen.
(434) 466-0234 View (434) 466-0234
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Kate Scales
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with seven years experience in the mental health field. I provide one on one psychotherapy for adults and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety or depression, working to manage life changes and healing from trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with seven years experience in the mental health field. I provide one on one psychotherapy for adults and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety or depression, working to manage life changes and healing from trauma.
(434) 595-3649 View (434) 595-3649
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Dana Herr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Therapy has as its fulcrum a secure, connected, trustworthy relationship. Within this safe zone there is opportunity for discovery, healing, questioning, empowerment, questioning, and goal-setting. I see therapy as an open-ended, yet purposeful opportunity for all of these, and more. I strive to help clients explore and expand their sense of themselves, and to live and relate authentically, both in relationships and in vocation. I have a gentle, affirmative clinical presence, at points serene and curious, at others interactive, with humor as an adjunct.
Therapy has as its fulcrum a secure, connected, trustworthy relationship. Within this safe zone there is opportunity for discovery, healing, questioning, empowerment, questioning, and goal-setting. I see therapy as an open-ended, yet purposeful opportunity for all of these, and more. I strive to help clients explore and expand their sense of themselves, and to live and relate authentically, both in relationships and in vocation. I have a gentle, affirmative clinical presence, at points serene and curious, at others interactive, with humor as an adjunct.
(434) 264-5313 View (434) 264-5313
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Wendy Summer
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Little High, 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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Rebecca Ginsberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902  (Online Only)
Rebecca Ginsberg, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Ph.D. from the American University and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia's Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Ginsberg worked as a staff psychologist at the University of Virginia's Counseling Center following the completion of her post-doctoral fellowship. Dr. Ginsberg has worked in private practice since 2012.
Rebecca Ginsberg, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her Ph.D. from the American University and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia's Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Ginsberg worked as a staff psychologist at the University of Virginia's Counseling Center following the completion of her post-doctoral fellowship. Dr. Ginsberg has worked in private practice since 2012.
(434) 231-2034 View (434) 231-2034
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Kate Modica
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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Ashvind N. Singh Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Feeling lost or looking for help or guidance? Struggling to find who you are or what you want to do? Struggling as parent or executive? Looking to fine tune areas of your life, relationship, or career? From Psychedelic Therapy and Coaching for individuals and parents to Executive Coaching to our individual, family, and community health and wellness services, we are committed to providing all of our clients with a healthcare experience that is unique, meaningful, and functional. At AHWI Psychology Group, we are driven by one simple goal: to help our clients achieve theirs. We have been helping clients to do just that since 2008.
Feeling lost or looking for help or guidance? Struggling to find who you are or what you want to do? Struggling as parent or executive? Looking to fine tune areas of your life, relationship, or career? From Psychedelic Therapy and Coaching for individuals and parents to Executive Coaching to our individual, family, and community health and wellness services, we are committed to providing all of our clients with a healthcare experience that is unique, meaningful, and functional. At AHWI Psychology Group, we are driven by one simple goal: to help our clients achieve theirs. We have been helping clients to do just that since 2008.
(434) 722-3149 View (434) 722-3149
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Cara Marinucci
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, FAMI
Verified
5 Endorsed
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Not accepting 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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Karen Ann Durland-Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
I provide therapy from the belief that therapy is a collaborative journey in which, together, we identify what gets in the way of life goals. Then we create a vision along with a plan to go from where you are to where you want to be in their life. I have participated in extensive training as a family and couples therapist with over 10 years of practice experience. Families in which one member exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, ADD, oppositional and defiant behaviors, impulsive and violent behaviors, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities work well with me.
I provide therapy from the belief that therapy is a collaborative journey in which, together, we identify what gets in the way of life goals. Then we create a vision along with a plan to go from where you are to where you want to be in their life. I have participated in extensive training as a family and couples therapist with over 10 years of practice experience. Families in which one member exhibits the symptoms of ADHD, ADD, oppositional and defiant behaviors, impulsive and violent behaviors, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities work well with me.
(434) 264-5117 View (434) 264-5117
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Michelle Freeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
My focus in therapy is to create a safe space with you that fosters restoration and resilience. To meet you in the stuck, painful places with kindness and non-judgement and help you access your strengths and resiliency in such a way that you find the relief of healing and hope. I specializes and focuses on issues ranging from anxiety and depression, stress and relationship conflict, trauma, emerging adulthood, attachment-focused issues, women’s issues, sexuality and gender-identity. I offer individual counseling for adults and emerging adults helping you to notice and cultivate an inner voice of strength that empowers you to build.
My focus in therapy is to create a safe space with you that fosters restoration and resilience. To meet you in the stuck, painful places with kindness and non-judgement and help you access your strengths and resiliency in such a way that you find the relief of healing and hope. I specializes and focuses on issues ranging from anxiety and depression, stress and relationship conflict, trauma, emerging adulthood, attachment-focused issues, women’s issues, sexuality and gender-identity. I offer individual counseling for adults and emerging adults helping you to notice and cultivate an inner voice of strength that empowers you to build.
(434) 205-0360 View (434) 205-0360
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Cathleen A Rea PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Little High, Charlottesville, VA 22902
I am a child, teen, and family psychologist and Past-President of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, with 30+ years of practice. My background and the core of my work is individual/family therapy from toddler-hood to adult. I have skills and a passion for working with families in a Collaborative Divorce process, a non-litigated process that actually can foster growth in communication and decision-making skills, and I also enjoy providing consultation to coparents following divorce. These ALL build resilience – a core theme in this work!
I am a child, teen, and family psychologist and Past-President of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, with 30+ years of practice. My background and the core of my work is individual/family therapy from toddler-hood to adult. I have skills and a passion for working with families in a Collaborative Divorce process, a non-litigated process that actually can foster growth in communication and decision-making skills, and I also enjoy providing consultation to coparents following divorce. These ALL build resilience – a core theme in this work!
(434) 325-5262 View (434) 325-5262

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Number of Therapists in Little High, Charlottesville, VA

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Little High, Charlottesville, VA who prioritize treating:

84% Relationship Issues
81% Depression
78% Anxiety
75% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
63% Stress
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Little High, Charlottesville, VA see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Little High, 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.