Therapists in Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA

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Shirnell Lewis
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
As a Resident in Counseling, I approach therapy with the belief that emotional healing is possible when individuals are guided to discover their emotional wounds. I am passionate about providing an affirming, safe, and welcoming space for clients to explore their deepest thoughts and life experiences. I value building rapport with my clients and encouraging them to accept and love themselves fully and authentically. From my past experiences, I have aided individuals in overcoming anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma.
As a Resident in Counseling, I approach therapy with the belief that emotional healing is possible when individuals are guided to discover their emotional wounds. I am passionate about providing an affirming, safe, and welcoming space for clients to explore their deepest thoughts and life experiences. I value building rapport with my clients and encouraging them to accept and love themselves fully and authentically. From my past experiences, I have aided individuals in overcoming anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma.
(434) 442-5239 View (434) 442-5239
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Ella Beck
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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
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Paige Goodloe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Telehealth only - now accepting Aetna! Struggling is a normal part of life, but it's definitely harder when we do it alone. Counseling with me will focus on looking at the bigger picture - meaning, purpose, and authenticity - while helping you build more sustainable habits. With every client, I work to create a unique relationship where you can feel safe to laugh, cry, or have any emotion on the wide, beautiful spectrum of human experience. By working with the whole You instead of just symptoms, you can find a greater sense of purpose and peace.
Telehealth only - now accepting Aetna! Struggling is a normal part of life, but it's definitely harder when we do it alone. Counseling with me will focus on looking at the bigger picture - meaning, purpose, and authenticity - while helping you build more sustainable habits. With every client, I work to create a unique relationship where you can feel safe to laugh, cry, or have any emotion on the wide, beautiful spectrum of human experience. By working with the whole You instead of just symptoms, you can find a greater sense of purpose and peace.
(434) 201-7439 View (434) 201-7439
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Ann Tourangeau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Waitlist for new clients
Building a relationship in which you feel safe and connected is my initial focus with new clients. Through this relationship we’ll work together to find a pace that allows us to pay attention to what’s working well for you as well as to what’s getting in your way. Through this early joining we’ll create a solid ground from which we can work together to help you strengthen your awareness, explore your needs and consider what might be helpful as you move into living in a way that feels more easeful, genuine and sustainable.
Building a relationship in which you feel safe and connected is my initial focus with new clients. Through this relationship we’ll work together to find a pace that allows us to pay attention to what’s working well for you as well as to what’s getting in your way. Through this early joining we’ll create a solid ground from which we can work together to help you strengthen your awareness, explore your needs and consider what might be helpful as you move into living in a way that feels more easeful, genuine and sustainable.
(804) 251-2747 View (804) 251-2747
Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Our program is designed for those wanting to recover from addiction but finding that once a week treatment appointments are not enough but don't meet criteria for a residential program. Clients in our program attend 3 three-hour meetings a week for 12 weeks. Each client starts with a full diagnostic assessment and medical evaluation by our medical director. Program content is educational, clinical treatment, and 12-step work. We have rolling admissions so you can start within a few days of first calling us. Groups are run by a male and a female therapist. We encourage family participation.
Our program is designed for those wanting to recover from addiction but finding that once a week treatment appointments are not enough but don't meet criteria for a residential program. Clients in our program attend 3 three-hour meetings a week for 12 weeks. Each client starts with a full diagnostic assessment and medical evaluation by our medical director. Program content is educational, clinical treatment, and 12-step work. We have rolling admissions so you can start within a few days of first calling us. Groups are run by a male and a female therapist. We encourage family participation.
(434) 277-2339 x3 View (434) 277-2339 x3
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Ryan D. Senator
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a genuine connection to my patients, which I believe to be the heart of psychotherapy. Each individual is unique, and so is their purpose in seeking therapy. I prioritize the relationship with individuals above any tool, or technique. As a result, I have seen my patients change and have witnessed their transformation.
I offer a genuine connection to my patients, which I believe to be the heart of psychotherapy. Each individual is unique, and so is their purpose in seeking therapy. I prioritize the relationship with individuals above any tool, or technique. As a result, I have seen my patients change and have witnessed their transformation.
(434) 325-5290 View (434) 325-5290
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Leslie Harris Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I have 25+ years of experience working with adults, teenagers, and families. My counseling approach is trauma-focused and strength based. As your therapist, I am committed to creating a safe space for clients to embrace growth because change occurs one small step at a time. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness and other non-traditional integrative methods to assist clients in managing life stressors, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and trauma, as well as other mental health concerns.
As a therapist, I have 25+ years of experience working with adults, teenagers, and families. My counseling approach is trauma-focused and strength based. As your therapist, I am committed to creating a safe space for clients to embrace growth because change occurs one small step at a time. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness and other non-traditional integrative methods to assist clients in managing life stressors, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and trauma, as well as other mental health concerns.
(434) 602-6198 View (434) 602-6198
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Madeline Schultz
Resident in Counseling, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Waitlist for new clients
Do you criticize yourself every time you look in the mirror? Rely on unhelpful coping skills, and perhaps feel stuck? As a therapist, I am here to help you develop insight into your behaviors and how they serve you. Together, we can work through “the whys” and help you shift the way you think and act. I strive to create a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. I pull from person-centered and psychodynamic theories, CBT, and ACT in my work, but always work to collaborate with clients and tailor sessions toward your needs.
Do you criticize yourself every time you look in the mirror? Rely on unhelpful coping skills, and perhaps feel stuck? As a therapist, I am here to help you develop insight into your behaviors and how they serve you. Together, we can work through “the whys” and help you shift the way you think and act. I strive to create a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. I pull from person-centered and psychodynamic theories, CBT, and ACT in my work, but always work to collaborate with clients and tailor sessions toward your needs.
(434) 264-5106 View (434) 264-5106
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Ken Horne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome - I am a licensed psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of clinical experience. I specialize in client-centered, insight-oriented talk therapy that incorporates mindfulness, somatic awareness, energy psychology, and practical tools for well-being and stress reduction. My integrative approach draws from multiple healing perspectives including Psychodynamic, Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance & Commitment, and Emotionally-Focused Therapies. I often support clients experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, grief, stuckness, avoidance, self-judgment, poor sleep, relational stress, separation/divorce, and life transitions.
Welcome - I am a licensed psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of clinical experience. I specialize in client-centered, insight-oriented talk therapy that incorporates mindfulness, somatic awareness, energy psychology, and practical tools for well-being and stress reduction. My integrative approach draws from multiple healing perspectives including Psychodynamic, Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance & Commitment, and Emotionally-Focused Therapies. I often support clients experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, grief, stuckness, avoidance, self-judgment, poor sleep, relational stress, separation/divorce, and life transitions.
(434) 981-5331 View (434) 981-5331
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Sarah Christine Teets
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
I am a Masters student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, currently serving as a student intern at Full Life. It is my joy to work with people to help them experience healing, empowerment, and safety. I believe that everyone has within them the capacity for growth and healing, but we sometimes need help tapping into that capacity. Using a compassionate, person-centered approach, I build affirming, collaborative relationships with my clients to support their growth, whether they are struggling with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, life stage issues, spirituality, questions of identity, or other difficulties.
I am a Masters student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, currently serving as a student intern at Full Life. It is my joy to work with people to help them experience healing, empowerment, and safety. I believe that everyone has within them the capacity for growth and healing, but we sometimes need help tapping into that capacity. Using a compassionate, person-centered approach, I build affirming, collaborative relationships with my clients to support their growth, whether they are struggling with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, life stage issues, spirituality, questions of identity, or other difficulties.
(434) 602-8496 View (434) 602-8496
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Full Life
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
***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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Jennifer Grover
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Emerging knowledge of mindfulness and neurobiology inform my emotion-focused style of counseling. I approach clients not as diagnoses but as people experiencing disconnection from others and self, who have within them the desire and capability for change. I believe that healing occurs within the safety of a warm therapeutic relationship, in which we make space for compassionately exploring our emotions and meaning-making.
Emerging knowledge of mindfulness and neurobiology inform my emotion-focused style of counseling. I approach clients not as diagnoses but as people experiencing disconnection from others and self, who have within them the desire and capability for change. I believe that healing occurs within the safety of a warm therapeutic relationship, in which we make space for compassionately exploring our emotions and meaning-making.
(434) 608-5834 View (434) 608-5834
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Jennifer Senator
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating young adults and adult women who are struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief, and life transitions, including issues related to the experience of motherhood, parenting, and midlife. While I tailor treatment to each individual, I often use components from Attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to help you break unhelpful patterns, connect with your inner resources, and build the life you desire. My approach is collaborative, and I enjoy sharing relevant articles, books, and other resources in session.
I specialize in treating young adults and adult women who are struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief, and life transitions, including issues related to the experience of motherhood, parenting, and midlife. While I tailor treatment to each individual, I often use components from Attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to help you break unhelpful patterns, connect with your inner resources, and build the life you desire. My approach is collaborative, and I enjoy sharing relevant articles, books, and other resources in session.
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Fabian Kuttner
Resident in Counseling, MA, RIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Working with couples and men is awesome. My clients always surprise me with their intelligence and strength, even if muted by their immediate troubles. Focusing on the connection the couple does have, we can work on the skills to being our own individual within the relationship. Working with men often involves negotiating the contradictions the world presents, attending to power differentials and how they impact our inner world, discovering where our habits developed and how we want to change and grow who we are in the world. I utilize a multitude of maps to offer my clients impactful and effective interventions.
Working with couples and men is awesome. My clients always surprise me with their intelligence and strength, even if muted by their immediate troubles. Focusing on the connection the couple does have, we can work on the skills to being our own individual within the relationship. Working with men often involves negotiating the contradictions the world presents, attending to power differentials and how they impact our inner world, discovering where our habits developed and how we want to change and grow who we are in the world. I utilize a multitude of maps to offer my clients impactful and effective interventions.
(434) 231-2558 View (434) 231-2558
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Eric Michael Eyerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Many individuals I work with are in the midst of a major life transition or in need of one. Transitions can have many forms: loss or gain of income, status, health, security, or a loved one; the course of life bringing you into adulthood, parenthood, middle or old age; traumatic experiences; spiritual, psychedelic, or spontaneous experiences that alter your sense of self and the world. Other times you may sense that something is off but don’t yet have the words to articulate what needs to be changed. Some of the difficulties you may encounter at these times are anxiety, depression, anger, relationship trouble, and confusion.
Many individuals I work with are in the midst of a major life transition or in need of one. Transitions can have many forms: loss or gain of income, status, health, security, or a loved one; the course of life bringing you into adulthood, parenthood, middle or old age; traumatic experiences; spiritual, psychedelic, or spontaneous experiences that alter your sense of self and the world. Other times you may sense that something is off but don’t yet have the words to articulate what needs to be changed. Some of the difficulties you may encounter at these times are anxiety, depression, anger, relationship trouble, and confusion.
(434) 362-1633 View (434) 362-1633
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Missy Sirch
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Not accepting new clients
I believe my job is to work myself out of a job. It is my task to assist individuals in cultivating the skills and understanding they need to optimize their well being in all spheres in their life. Through an honest, trusting collaborative relationship I endeavor to facilitate my client's capacity to create healthy relationships, both with themselves and others. I strive to be flexible in supporting clients in the manner in which they need versus an authoritative manner which presumes I know what is best for them. My goal is to assist them in determining their best selves.
I believe my job is to work myself out of a job. It is my task to assist individuals in cultivating the skills and understanding they need to optimize their well being in all spheres in their life. Through an honest, trusting collaborative relationship I endeavor to facilitate my client's capacity to create healthy relationships, both with themselves and others. I strive to be flexible in supporting clients in the manner in which they need versus an authoritative manner which presumes I know what is best for them. My goal is to assist them in determining their best selves.
(434) 977-8877 View (434) 977-8877

Online Therapists

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Raluca Irion
Pre-Licensed Professional, RIC
Verified Verified
Raluca Irion is a Resident in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LMHC-R) with more than 3 years of experience. She utilizes depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and the complexities of navigating through significant life transitions.
Raluca Irion is a Resident in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LMHC-R) with more than 3 years of experience. She utilizes depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and the complexities of navigating through significant life transitions.
(434) 216-2914 View (434) 216-2914
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Stacie Kruzinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Stacie. As a licensed clinical social worker, I bring extensive experience across various healthcare settings, including inpatient psychiatric facilities and outpatient psychiatric/substance use treatment centers. My focus lies in empowering individuals to discover their inner drive for transformation, fostering stress management techniques, and nurturing self-assurance. My counseling approach is characterized by authenticity, support, genuineness, kindness, compassion, and responsiveness.
Hello, I'm Stacie. As a licensed clinical social worker, I bring extensive experience across various healthcare settings, including inpatient psychiatric facilities and outpatient psychiatric/substance use treatment centers. My focus lies in empowering individuals to discover their inner drive for transformation, fostering stress management techniques, and nurturing self-assurance. My counseling approach is characterized by authenticity, support, genuineness, kindness, compassion, and responsiveness.
(856) 788-7288 View (856) 788-7288
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Deb Early
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
When our life and relationships are good, everything is good. But when our relationships are facing challenges or when there are stressors in our lives, our whole world feels inside out. My therapeutic focus is to have my clients navigate through difficult times and emotions in order to better express themselves, communicate more effectively with loved ones, and improve self-understanding using a Cognitive Behavioral approach. Everyone has a valued voice and I believe fostering a sense of belonging and self-understanding is key to strong, healthy relationships.
When our life and relationships are good, everything is good. But when our relationships are facing challenges or when there are stressors in our lives, our whole world feels inside out. My therapeutic focus is to have my clients navigate through difficult times and emotions in order to better express themselves, communicate more effectively with loved ones, and improve self-understanding using a Cognitive Behavioral approach. Everyone has a valued voice and I believe fostering a sense of belonging and self-understanding is key to strong, healthy relationships.
(434) 474-2786 View (434) 474-2786
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Dr. Michael M Grant
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
I offer therapy & evaluation (testing) services for those 18+. Clients don't come to me because they are happy. They come, most likely, because they are in pain and hurt. They are tired of feeling stuck, and the fear, tears, and whatever seems to be causing them all. They aren’t interested in therapy because they want therapy. In fact, they are not even sure IF they want therapy—but they ARE sure they want to get unstuck and feel better. So, for you: here you are. . . not all that sure that this is going to help but damn sure you want to do something that might make a positive change and get your life moving forward again.
I offer therapy & evaluation (testing) services for those 18+. Clients don't come to me because they are happy. They come, most likely, because they are in pain and hurt. They are tired of feeling stuck, and the fear, tears, and whatever seems to be causing them all. They aren’t interested in therapy because they want therapy. In fact, they are not even sure IF they want therapy—but they ARE sure they want to get unstuck and feel better. So, for you: here you are. . . not all that sure that this is going to help but damn sure you want to do something that might make a positive change and get your life moving forward again.
(434) 290-4269 View (434) 290-4269

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Number of Therapists in Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA

10+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA who prioritize treating:

81% Anxiety
69% Depression
63% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills
63% Self Esteem
63% Stress
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
55% Anthem | Elevance
45% Optima

How Therapists in Rose Hill, Charlottesville, VA see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rose Hill, 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.