Therapists in Chesapeake City County, VA

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Enid Candelaria Vega
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Enid Candelaria-Vega is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor from Puerto Rico currently living in Virginia. Enid works with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal problems, and life changes. Her clinical experience includes over 15 years working across telehealth, short and long-term treatment, intensive in-home counseling, psychiatric hospitals, law enforcement, community-based settings, and multicultural communities. Enid has a bachelor's in Social Work from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico and a master's in both Mental Health Counseling and Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Enid Candelaria-Vega is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor from Puerto Rico currently living in Virginia. Enid works with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal problems, and life changes. Her clinical experience includes over 15 years working across telehealth, short and long-term treatment, intensive in-home counseling, psychiatric hospitals, law enforcement, community-based settings, and multicultural communities. Enid has a bachelor's in Social Work from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico and a master's in both Mental Health Counseling and Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
(757) 586-4603 View (757) 586-4603
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Elana Sowers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Elana Sowers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 10 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients from children (ages birth to 12), adults, couples, families, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. She specializes in treating concerns or conditions related to difficult life transitions, domestic violence, parenting difficulties, family conflict, sexual assault, grief, stress, loss, low self-esteem, depression, and more. Elana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York College-Brockport and her Master of Social Work from the State University of New York-Albany.
Elana Sowers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 10 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients from children (ages birth to 12), adults, couples, families, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. She specializes in treating concerns or conditions related to difficult life transitions, domestic violence, parenting difficulties, family conflict, sexual assault, grief, stress, loss, low self-esteem, depression, and more. Elana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York College-Brockport and her Master of Social Work from the State University of New York-Albany.
(757) 821-6908 View (757) 821-6908
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Dr. Shelby Dillingham
Resident in Counseling, PhD, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesapeake, VA 23320
My clinical experiences include working with adolescents and adults in a range of settings, such as inpatient behavioral health units, outpatient private practice, and integrated healthcare clinics. These experiences allowed me to work with various presenting concerns, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship concerns, smoking cessation, and trauma. I collaborate with clients to develop individualized goals unique to their needs.
My clinical experiences include working with adolescents and adults in a range of settings, such as inpatient behavioral health units, outpatient private practice, and integrated healthcare clinics. These experiences allowed me to work with various presenting concerns, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship concerns, smoking cessation, and trauma. I collaborate with clients to develop individualized goals unique to their needs.
(757) 997-7032 View (757) 997-7032
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Jacquelyn Feliciano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings. I am passionate about working individually with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, adjusting to life changes, engaging in negative self-talk, childhood trauma, or experiencing relationship difficulties. We all face life challenges and sometimes need the support of others to overcome them.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings. I am passionate about working individually with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, adjusting to life changes, engaging in negative self-talk, childhood trauma, or experiencing relationship difficulties. We all face life challenges and sometimes need the support of others to overcome them.
(757) 997-1679 View (757) 997-1679
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Heidi Kerger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), who works with Adolescents, Adults and Families to improve their wellbeing. I am experienced with working with clients who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, and Military Related Issues. My approach to therapy is strengths-based and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I provide an empathic judgment free safe space for my client to explore their thoughts and feelings as well as providing them with the tools and encouragement they need to cope with life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), who works with Adolescents, Adults and Families to improve their wellbeing. I am experienced with working with clients who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, and Military Related Issues. My approach to therapy is strengths-based and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I provide an empathic judgment free safe space for my client to explore their thoughts and feelings as well as providing them with the tools and encouragement they need to cope with life.
(757) 982-8376 View (757) 982-8376
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Mind Heart Connection LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23322
I believe that the foundation of therapy is the collaborative relationship between client and therapist exploring possibilities and solutions to transcend suffering, face reality and remove barriers to wellbeing. Mark Twain was quoted as saying “Life is one damn thing after the next”. Many times it is the perspective we take on life’s experiences and our focus of attention that determine our emotional and physical wellbeing. I believe that it is my job to help you identify and yes, remember the strengths and resources you have accumulated throughout a lifetime of experience that can have a profoundly positive effect on your life.
I believe that the foundation of therapy is the collaborative relationship between client and therapist exploring possibilities and solutions to transcend suffering, face reality and remove barriers to wellbeing. Mark Twain was quoted as saying “Life is one damn thing after the next”. Many times it is the perspective we take on life’s experiences and our focus of attention that determine our emotional and physical wellbeing. I believe that it is my job to help you identify and yes, remember the strengths and resources you have accumulated throughout a lifetime of experience that can have a profoundly positive effect on your life.
(757) 695-9083 View (757) 695-9083
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Dr. Antonio Neal
Resident in Counseling, EdD
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23323
My passion is helping individuals facing challenges with past and current issues. By finding what motivates them and focusing on their strengths, we work together to help build the skills to move ahead. I use a cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused approach and always ensure that my clients can be themselves in a judgment-free environment. I work with adults experiencing challenges with managing their anger, family problems, depression, grief, anxiety, difficulties with college, gaming and gambling addictions. I work with children and adolescents who need help with various behaviors.
My passion is helping individuals facing challenges with past and current issues. By finding what motivates them and focusing on their strengths, we work together to help build the skills to move ahead. I use a cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused approach and always ensure that my clients can be themselves in a judgment-free environment. I work with adults experiencing challenges with managing their anger, family problems, depression, grief, anxiety, difficulties with college, gaming and gambling addictions. I work with children and adolescents who need help with various behaviors.
(757) 520-1066 View (757) 520-1066
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Lovetta M. Ritchie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I graduated with my Master’s Degree from Liberty University in 2016 after honorably serving in the US Army for 20 years. I have seen the impact that deployments and life in general can have on our military community and look forward to helping those individuals, couples and families find healing. I'm particularly energized with working with premarital and married couples in helping them by providing important tools they can use to improve and or restore their relationships.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I graduated with my Master’s Degree from Liberty University in 2016 after honorably serving in the US Army for 20 years. I have seen the impact that deployments and life in general can have on our military community and look forward to helping those individuals, couples and families find healing. I'm particularly energized with working with premarital and married couples in helping them by providing important tools they can use to improve and or restore their relationships.
(757) 600-0085 View (757) 600-0085
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Tamara D. Hudson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesapeake, VA 23320
**Not accepting new clients at this time.** I am the owner of Ruach Counseling, a boutique private practice focused on providing a more intimate, highly personalized therapeutic experience. Services are designed to promote optimal treatment outcomes through fostering strong therapist-client relationships and maintaining small client caseloads. I work individually with my teen and adult clients to support healthy social emotional development and mental wellness. I also provide treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, and relationship issues.
**Not accepting new clients at this time.** I am the owner of Ruach Counseling, a boutique private practice focused on providing a more intimate, highly personalized therapeutic experience. Services are designed to promote optimal treatment outcomes through fostering strong therapist-client relationships and maintaining small client caseloads. I work individually with my teen and adult clients to support healthy social emotional development and mental wellness. I also provide treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, and relationship issues.
(757) 856-6042 View (757) 856-6042
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André Allen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, QMHP-C
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23323  (Online Only)
As an African American male mental health professional, my passion lies in providing culturally sensitive and affirming care to disadvantaged-minority-adolescent populations struggling with mental health issues. I firmly believe that every individual deserves access to quality mental health services, regardless of background or socioeconomic status. Having grown up in a community that faced many mental health challenges, I understand firsthand the unique struggles that individuals from minority communities face when seeking mental health support. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for disadvantaged households!
As an African American male mental health professional, my passion lies in providing culturally sensitive and affirming care to disadvantaged-minority-adolescent populations struggling with mental health issues. I firmly believe that every individual deserves access to quality mental health services, regardless of background or socioeconomic status. Having grown up in a community that faced many mental health challenges, I understand firsthand the unique struggles that individuals from minority communities face when seeking mental health support. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for disadvantaged households!
(757) 571-8621 View (757) 571-8621
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Tarria Lanier
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Sometimes you can get to a point where you’re not feeling like yourself anymore and you just can’t figure out why. You’re avoiding friends and family and you’re not getting any pleasure out of activities you used to enjoy. You may be feeling stressed, depressed, misunderstood, or lonely. You’re not sure who to trust or where to turn. What you know for certain is that you want to get back to your true self and feel whole again. You want to be able to process and understand your feelings in a supportive environment. As a veteran, a person of color, and a single parent I understand how overwhelming the pressures of life can be.
Sometimes you can get to a point where you’re not feeling like yourself anymore and you just can’t figure out why. You’re avoiding friends and family and you’re not getting any pleasure out of activities you used to enjoy. You may be feeling stressed, depressed, misunderstood, or lonely. You’re not sure who to trust or where to turn. What you know for certain is that you want to get back to your true self and feel whole again. You want to be able to process and understand your feelings in a supportive environment. As a veteran, a person of color, and a single parent I understand how overwhelming the pressures of life can be.
(757) 997-7209 View (757) 997-7209
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Angela L W McDowell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
I am a licensed Resident Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated with my Master’s Degree Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling from Regent University in 2020. I have been married for over 30 years to a veteran of the U.S. Navy. I have seen the impact that military life and life in general can have on our military and non-military communities. I own MarriageMAPP Coaching Co. I look forward to helping individuals, couples and families find healing, self-acceptance and strength. I have a heart for working with premarital and married couples by providing important tools they can use to improve and/ or restore their relationships.
I am a licensed Resident Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated with my Master’s Degree Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling from Regent University in 2020. I have been married for over 30 years to a veteran of the U.S. Navy. I have seen the impact that military life and life in general can have on our military and non-military communities. I own MarriageMAPP Coaching Co. I look forward to helping individuals, couples and families find healing, self-acceptance and strength. I have a heart for working with premarital and married couples by providing important tools they can use to improve and/ or restore their relationships.
(757) 367-8268 View (757) 367-8268
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Rachel Micheletti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Have you been searching for a change, a way to feel and give love authentically, or a path to your most favorite self? Maybe you have not been sure where to look or who to ask. But here you are! As a clinician, my passion and purpose is to incorporate dance, performance, beauty, and counseling into a holistic experience for reclamation of my clients’ bodies and spirits.
Have you been searching for a change, a way to feel and give love authentically, or a path to your most favorite self? Maybe you have not been sure where to look or who to ask. But here you are! As a clinician, my passion and purpose is to incorporate dance, performance, beauty, and counseling into a holistic experience for reclamation of my clients’ bodies and spirits.
(757) 704-5405 View (757) 704-5405
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Cheryl L Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23321
If you or a member of your family is struggling with anxiety, depression or behavioral issues, I can help. I have been in practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia for over 25 years.
If you or a member of your family is struggling with anxiety, depression or behavioral issues, I can help. I have been in practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia for over 25 years.
(757) 607-4679 View (757) 607-4679
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Nicole Kornbluh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesapeake, VA 23323  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feeling off balance in your marriage? Does it feel like there is a lack of appreciation or attention from your partner? Does it sometimes feel like you are living parallel lives? All families and couples go through these feelings at some point in their relationships, but it’s about how you choose to cope and change the course of your relationships that matter most. It is important to feel valued and understood. I provide a safe space for couples and families to repair and rebuild relationships through communication, understanding, and trust building without sacrificing their individual identity.
Are you struggling with feeling off balance in your marriage? Does it feel like there is a lack of appreciation or attention from your partner? Does it sometimes feel like you are living parallel lives? All families and couples go through these feelings at some point in their relationships, but it’s about how you choose to cope and change the course of your relationships that matter most. It is important to feel valued and understood. I provide a safe space for couples and families to repair and rebuild relationships through communication, understanding, and trust building without sacrificing their individual identity.
(757) 767-5153 View (757) 767-5153
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Dr. Thomas Eugene Chatman Jr.
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, MA, EdD
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23325  (Online Only)
Special alert: A free support group starts in June. Please inquire for more information. I have a heart and passion for helping individuals address mental health challenges that prevent them from fully living their lives. Additionally, I have a passion for helping the LGBTQIA+ community and clients from underserved racial and ethnic groups. I believe each of us, regardless of the behavior we exhibit, desires to be the best version of ourselves. I am committed to helping clients be the best version of themselves.
Special alert: A free support group starts in June. Please inquire for more information. I have a heart and passion for helping individuals address mental health challenges that prevent them from fully living their lives. Additionally, I have a passion for helping the LGBTQIA+ community and clients from underserved racial and ethnic groups. I believe each of us, regardless of the behavior we exhibit, desires to be the best version of ourselves. I am committed to helping clients be the best version of themselves.
(757) 568-7926 View (757) 568-7926
John Michael Sullivan
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23321  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with a variety of clients and bring decades of experience to the therapy room. I have taught at colleges and am a published author. My private practice focuses on individual therapy with adults, with a special emphasis on PTSD and other anxiety disorders. I believe every client and his or her situation is unique. I do not believe a one-size fit all approach to therapy. I may use EMDR, cognitive-behavioral, solution-oriented and even plain old common sense and humor in our work together. I consider therapy a joint effort, a partnership, a "We're in this together" experience.
I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with a variety of clients and bring decades of experience to the therapy room. I have taught at colleges and am a published author. My private practice focuses on individual therapy with adults, with a special emphasis on PTSD and other anxiety disorders. I believe every client and his or her situation is unique. I do not believe a one-size fit all approach to therapy. I may use EMDR, cognitive-behavioral, solution-oriented and even plain old common sense and humor in our work together. I consider therapy a joint effort, a partnership, a "We're in this together" experience.
(757) 785-9554 View (757) 785-9554
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Tracy Barbee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, MBC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Do you feel like you are on "auto-pilot" and just going through the motions in your life? Well, for over 15 years, I have been assisting individuals, couples, and families to become more engaged and fulfilled in their relationships, goals, and dreams. I am an engaged, flexible, and active therapist, trained in many approaches to partner with you to help you proactively strengthen your relationships and personal well-being.
Do you feel like you are on "auto-pilot" and just going through the motions in your life? Well, for over 15 years, I have been assisting individuals, couples, and families to become more engaged and fulfilled in their relationships, goals, and dreams. I am an engaged, flexible, and active therapist, trained in many approaches to partner with you to help you proactively strengthen your relationships and personal well-being.
(757) 448-3630 View (757) 448-3630
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Holly Elizabeth Parker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
“As a Resident in counseling, I’ve dealt with a diverse clientele of all ages and diagnoses, resulting in an acute awareness of the need to be a passionate and empathetic counselor. My goal is to make a positive, lasting impact in my client’s lives, providing the tools and support necessary to learn, grow and thrive; always moving forward! I follow the teachings of Albert Ellis with Rational Emotive Behaviors Therapy (REBT) and utilize techniques relating to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to provide needed support and guidance to improve my clients’ futures.”
“As a Resident in counseling, I’ve dealt with a diverse clientele of all ages and diagnoses, resulting in an acute awareness of the need to be a passionate and empathetic counselor. My goal is to make a positive, lasting impact in my client’s lives, providing the tools and support necessary to learn, grow and thrive; always moving forward! I follow the teachings of Albert Ellis with Rational Emotive Behaviors Therapy (REBT) and utilize techniques relating to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to provide needed support and guidance to improve my clients’ futures.”
(757) 919-3674 View (757) 919-3674
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Ja'lesa Pierce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23321  (Online Only)
Ja'Lesa Pierce is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience. She has provided mental health support, counseling, and therapy in a variety of settings including residential, classroom, community, & office.J a'Lesa completed her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Norfolk State University in 2013. After working in the mental health field for a few years, she realized her desire to help others on a deeper level and went back to school at Virginia Commonwealth University. There she obtained a Post-Master's Certificate in Professional Counseling in pursuit of LPC licensure.
Ja'Lesa Pierce is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience. She has provided mental health support, counseling, and therapy in a variety of settings including residential, classroom, community, & office.J a'Lesa completed her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Norfolk State University in 2013. After working in the mental health field for a few years, she realized her desire to help others on a deeper level and went back to school at Virginia Commonwealth University. There she obtained a Post-Master's Certificate in Professional Counseling in pursuit of LPC licensure.
(757) 571-8379 View (757) 571-8379

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Number of Therapists in Chesapeake City County, VA

500+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Chesapeake City County, VA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Self Esteem
71% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Anthem | Elevance
75% Aetna
73% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Chesapeake City County, VA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chesapeake City County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.