Therapists in Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA

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Maria Kerr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, C-DBT
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Our practice is accepting new clients! Dragonfly Counseling and Consulting is a highly adaptable, integrative therapy practice that provides a safe space to discover the healthiest version of you. Through a variety of approaches, our goal is to empower you to write your own story. Our clinicians have been serving the Hampton Roads community for over 15 years in a variety of mental health settings, now focusing on outpatient services for children, adults and families. Our clinicians have over 5 years of experience providing supervision and can offer LPC supervision and professional consultation.
Our practice is accepting new clients! Dragonfly Counseling and Consulting is a highly adaptable, integrative therapy practice that provides a safe space to discover the healthiest version of you. Through a variety of approaches, our goal is to empower you to write your own story. Our clinicians have been serving the Hampton Roads community for over 15 years in a variety of mental health settings, now focusing on outpatient services for children, adults and families. Our clinicians have over 5 years of experience providing supervision and can offer LPC supervision and professional consultation.
(757) 906-3427 View (757) 906-3427
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Priscilla Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23323
Waitlist for new clients
People face many challenges in their lives that they have difficulty to address. My primary goal is to help people find new ways to address stress, cope with complicated relationships, and face many other common life challenges. I help preteens, adolescents, and adults address their mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self-esteem, mood disorders, personality disorder, and stress. I hope to help the client to address their issues and live healthier lives. By applying therapeutic techniques will help the client to learn how to better manage life situations.
People face many challenges in their lives that they have difficulty to address. My primary goal is to help people find new ways to address stress, cope with complicated relationships, and face many other common life challenges. I help preteens, adolescents, and adults address their mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self-esteem, mood disorders, personality disorder, and stress. I hope to help the client to address their issues and live healthier lives. By applying therapeutic techniques will help the client to learn how to better manage life situations.
(757) 324-5392 View (757) 324-5392
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Cheniqua Goode
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322  (Online Only)
There are times when life throws curve balls, leaving you unable to cope. You may feel depressed, anxious, alone, or unsure how to function in relationships, work environemnt, and the world around you. Perhaps, you are at a place in life where you just need additional support, outside of family and friends. Regardless of the reason, congratulations on taking the first step towards your new journey. Together, we can process the stressors and identify healthy coping skills to manage emotions and navigate through life challenges.
There are times when life throws curve balls, leaving you unable to cope. You may feel depressed, anxious, alone, or unsure how to function in relationships, work environemnt, and the world around you. Perhaps, you are at a place in life where you just need additional support, outside of family and friends. Regardless of the reason, congratulations on taking the first step towards your new journey. Together, we can process the stressors and identify healthy coping skills to manage emotions and navigate through life challenges.
(757) 280-1829 View (757) 280-1829
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Angela Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Having difficulty with concentration, not sleeping well, loss of interest in things that you once enjoyed. Are you feeling overwhelmed? feeling anxious or that you are stuck. You are not alone. I work with clients to bring a sense of living again. I have worked with clients in the mental health field for over 10 years. I assist familes, couples and individuals gain a stable balance; with the appropriate tools and resources you can become successful, have positive changes and a supportive network. Let me help you learn to enjoy life again one step at a time.
Having difficulty with concentration, not sleeping well, loss of interest in things that you once enjoyed. Are you feeling overwhelmed? feeling anxious or that you are stuck. You are not alone. I work with clients to bring a sense of living again. I have worked with clients in the mental health field for over 10 years. I assist familes, couples and individuals gain a stable balance; with the appropriate tools and resources you can become successful, have positive changes and a supportive network. Let me help you learn to enjoy life again one step at a time.
(757) 384-9023 View (757) 384-9023
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Jeninne McNeill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
I am a doctoral-level therapist, licensed as a clinical psychologist. I have worked in the mental health field, as a therapist and clinical diagnostician, for several years. I have extensive knowledge in comprehensive psychological evaluations and therapeutic techniques. My education includes: *2011, Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University, New York. *2007, M.A. in psychology from Hofstra University, New York. *2006, M.S. in Education from University of Rochester, New York. *2004, B.A. in psychology and English (double major) from Covenant College, Georgia.
I am a doctoral-level therapist, licensed as a clinical psychologist. I have worked in the mental health field, as a therapist and clinical diagnostician, for several years. I have extensive knowledge in comprehensive psychological evaluations and therapeutic techniques. My education includes: *2011, Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University, New York. *2007, M.A. in psychology from Hofstra University, New York. *2006, M.S. in Education from University of Rochester, New York. *2004, B.A. in psychology and English (double major) from Covenant College, Georgia.
(757) 347-8798 View (757) 347-8798
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Amy Christine Riccio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
I am pleased to be able to provide telehealth services. I'm an LCSW that has been working in the mental health field for 20 years. During that time, I have developed a passion for helping individuals and families understand, confront, and overcome psychological challenges they may face. I feel honored and take seriously the opportunity to serve people in this way.
I am pleased to be able to provide telehealth services. I'm an LCSW that has been working in the mental health field for 20 years. During that time, I have developed a passion for helping individuals and families understand, confront, and overcome psychological challenges they may face. I feel honored and take seriously the opportunity to serve people in this way.
(757) 320-4063 View (757) 320-4063
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DQS Healthcare
MSW
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
I am a graduate of Norfolk State University where I earned my Bachelors of Art in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Masters in Social Work. My specialty is juveniles and adolescents. I have been a champion for youth and families in the Human Service Field for over twenty years. I am employed as an intensive in home counselor and juvenile probation officer assisting countless families. I am qualified in many areas of Mental Health but my passion is children, adolescents and young adults.
I am a graduate of Norfolk State University where I earned my Bachelors of Art in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and Masters in Social Work. My specialty is juveniles and adolescents. I have been a champion for youth and families in the Human Service Field for over twenty years. I am employed as an intensive in home counselor and juvenile probation officer assisting countless families. I am qualified in many areas of Mental Health but my passion is children, adolescents and young adults.
(757) 690-2758 View (757) 690-2758
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Sandra Lee Borden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
My ideal client is an adult who wants to be able to more effectively manage or overcome the challenges that have caused them emotional and or mental pain so that they may be able to experience life more abundantly.
My ideal client is an adult who wants to be able to more effectively manage or overcome the challenges that have caused them emotional and or mental pain so that they may be able to experience life more abundantly.
(757) 401-6372 View (757) 401-6372
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Dr. Jannie W. Robinson, EdD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Helping others maximize their potential by learning how to restructure the way they think can vastly improve one's quality of life. Over the past twenty plus years I have worked with women and men from adolescence to their senior years sort through some of the many issues we all face. As an experienced therapist I have provided therapeutic counseling services to both military and civilians addressing diagnoses of Depression, Attention Deficient Disorder (ADD), Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), relationship issues and a variety of women concerns.
Helping others maximize their potential by learning how to restructure the way they think can vastly improve one's quality of life. Over the past twenty plus years I have worked with women and men from adolescence to their senior years sort through some of the many issues we all face. As an experienced therapist I have provided therapeutic counseling services to both military and civilians addressing diagnoses of Depression, Attention Deficient Disorder (ADD), Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), relationship issues and a variety of women concerns.
(757) 742-5491 View (757) 742-5491
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Alyssa Strickland
Counselor, MS, LPC, ATR-BC, CSAC
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Over my years in practice, it has been an honor to work with children, teens, adults, and families in the counseling setting. I approach my work with clients in a strengths-based and collaborative manner. I believe strongly in people's innate ability to heal and greatly enjoy partnering with my clients on this journey. Clients may choose to incorporate creative approaches including art and play therapies. These interventions can address deep-rooted pains through expression, metaphor, and reflection. I also utilize techniques to calm and positively change inner dialogue and assist in emotional regulation.
Over my years in practice, it has been an honor to work with children, teens, adults, and families in the counseling setting. I approach my work with clients in a strengths-based and collaborative manner. I believe strongly in people's innate ability to heal and greatly enjoy partnering with my clients on this journey. Clients may choose to incorporate creative approaches including art and play therapies. These interventions can address deep-rooted pains through expression, metaphor, and reflection. I also utilize techniques to calm and positively change inner dialogue and assist in emotional regulation.
(757) 273-6020 View (757) 273-6020
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Empowerment Counseling Center LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Empowerment Counseling Center (ECC) is an outpatient mental health treatment facility that serves individuals and families with coping with everyday stressors as well as unresolved traumas they may have experienced. ECC was formed in 2013 by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience whom saw a growing need to aid individuals in restoring balance to their overwhelming life.
Empowerment Counseling Center (ECC) is an outpatient mental health treatment facility that serves individuals and families with coping with everyday stressors as well as unresolved traumas they may have experienced. ECC was formed in 2013 by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience whom saw a growing need to aid individuals in restoring balance to their overwhelming life.
(757) 350-8846 View (757) 350-8846
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Gift of Therapy and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Making the decision to engage in therapy is not always easy, but is always productive. Fear, anxiety, stress, depression, and grief are just some of the emotional challenges we face in life. As a person-centered, eclectic Therapist, my goal is to help you use different lenses to look at the issues you are dealing with while also helping you understand how to pay attention to your whole self.
Making the decision to engage in therapy is not always easy, but is always productive. Fear, anxiety, stress, depression, and grief are just some of the emotional challenges we face in life. As a person-centered, eclectic Therapist, my goal is to help you use different lenses to look at the issues you are dealing with while also helping you understand how to pay attention to your whole self.
(757) 378-0617 View (757) 378-0617
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Nikki Schwartz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
“A different kind of therapy experience.” You are the expert on you. Maybe you're looking for something that's not "just talking". If you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, autism, OCD, etc., this very personalized approach, can make all the difference. If that’s you, or your child, maybe this is what you've been searching for. Maybe you’ve noticed you can focus better if you’re fidgeting or playing a game, taking a walk, doodling, or petting a dog. My clients seem to think more clearly, make better decisions, feel calmer and happier, because we use these strategies in session, combined with traditional talk therapy.
“A different kind of therapy experience.” You are the expert on you. Maybe you're looking for something that's not "just talking". If you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, autism, OCD, etc., this very personalized approach, can make all the difference. If that’s you, or your child, maybe this is what you've been searching for. Maybe you’ve noticed you can focus better if you’re fidgeting or playing a game, taking a walk, doodling, or petting a dog. My clients seem to think more clearly, make better decisions, feel calmer and happier, because we use these strategies in session, combined with traditional talk therapy.
(757) 517-3868 View (757) 517-3868
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Alice Marie Conner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified
10 Endorsed
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
I believe strongly in the power of the human spirit and that the wisdom resides within each one of us on how best to facilitate our own healing, growth, and emancipation. My experience as a private music instructor and performing musician, as well as my work with the profoundly mentally ill, has solidified my belief in the healing power of the expressive arts. I will work with you through both verbal and non-verbal ways as a means of personal transformation and healing. I am honored to be a supportive part of your brave and transcendent journey to healing.
I believe strongly in the power of the human spirit and that the wisdom resides within each one of us on how best to facilitate our own healing, growth, and emancipation. My experience as a private music instructor and performing musician, as well as my work with the profoundly mentally ill, has solidified my belief in the healing power of the expressive arts. I will work with you through both verbal and non-verbal ways as a means of personal transformation and healing. I am honored to be a supportive part of your brave and transcendent journey to healing.
(757) 707-1556 View (757) 707-1556
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Michelle Hobson - Mind Over Matter Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Our practice IS accepting NEW clients! Each of us are unique, and so are our struggles. As unique as we are, there are times in all of our lives where we feel challenged, stuck, exhausted, or lost. It can be beneficial to seek help from someone outside our situations to help us find ways to make positive change, and move through these trying times. We use an eclectic and collaborative approach combining both psychotherapy and neurotherapy in the therapeutic process. Our focus is allowing individuals to use their own strengths and weaknesses to develop a pathway for a healthy balanced life.
Our practice IS accepting NEW clients! Each of us are unique, and so are our struggles. As unique as we are, there are times in all of our lives where we feel challenged, stuck, exhausted, or lost. It can be beneficial to seek help from someone outside our situations to help us find ways to make positive change, and move through these trying times. We use an eclectic and collaborative approach combining both psychotherapy and neurotherapy in the therapeutic process. Our focus is allowing individuals to use their own strengths and weaknesses to develop a pathway for a healthy balanced life.
(757) 652-7213 View (757) 652-7213
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Christine L Currie
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
I provide relationally-based, holistic counseling in a quiet and confidential setting. By combining counseling with state-of-the-art strategies such as neurofeedback, and creative therapies like art, play therapy, and sand tray,I personalize treatment to meet the needs of each unique individual. I can help, when ... you want to understand your child's academic difficulties, so that you can help more effectively; you are searching for new ways of being in relationships; you are facing challenging situations or transitions; you are searching for resolution of traumas or losses; you want relief from depression, anxiety, and stress.
I provide relationally-based, holistic counseling in a quiet and confidential setting. By combining counseling with state-of-the-art strategies such as neurofeedback, and creative therapies like art, play therapy, and sand tray,I personalize treatment to meet the needs of each unique individual. I can help, when ... you want to understand your child's academic difficulties, so that you can help more effectively; you are searching for new ways of being in relationships; you are facing challenging situations or transitions; you are searching for resolution of traumas or losses; you want relief from depression, anxiety, and stress.
(757) 504-0939 View (757) 504-0939
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Sadie F Sheafe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ABSDip, BCD
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
I am Licensed Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst, Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Diplomate, Board of Clinical Sexology. I have been a therapist for over 30 years. My team of Psychiatrists,Psychologists & clinicians service over 500 clients monthly. This team approach affords you an opportunity to capitalize on the 150 years of therapeutic expertise of the entire staff. Their specialties include: Marriage/Couple/divorce, Work Related Stress, Depression, Addictions, Gay/Lesbian/Gender Issues, Sex counseling & therapy, Anger Management, PTSD, Juveniles & Adolescent, Physical -Emotional-Verbal Abuse, Grief, Attention functioning & learning disorders
I am Licensed Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst, Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Diplomate, Board of Clinical Sexology. I have been a therapist for over 30 years. My team of Psychiatrists,Psychologists & clinicians service over 500 clients monthly. This team approach affords you an opportunity to capitalize on the 150 years of therapeutic expertise of the entire staff. Their specialties include: Marriage/Couple/divorce, Work Related Stress, Depression, Addictions, Gay/Lesbian/Gender Issues, Sex counseling & therapy, Anger Management, PTSD, Juveniles & Adolescent, Physical -Emotional-Verbal Abuse, Grief, Attention functioning & learning disorders
(888) 657-2343 View (888) 657-2343
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Lawrence M Ross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
If you're looking for a psychologist who is easy to speak with, has a wide variety of experience, who offers cost effective confidential treatment and who has a proven track record of helping people manage the challenges in their lives, then look no further! I have been in practice for over 25 years. My work with clients includes: *Individual Therapy (with children, adolescents and adults). *Family Therapy. *Parenting Issues .*ADHD/Learning Disabilities Testing and Treatment. *Marital/Couples Therapy (including Collaborative Marital/Couples Therapy). *Separation and Divorce work (Collaborative and Traditional models of Divorce) Divorce Coach, Co-Parenting Coach,Co-Parenting Plan Development, Child Specialist
If you're looking for a psychologist who is easy to speak with, has a wide variety of experience, who offers cost effective confidential treatment and who has a proven track record of helping people manage the challenges in their lives, then look no further! I have been in practice for over 25 years. My work with clients includes: *Individual Therapy (with children, adolescents and adults). *Family Therapy. *Parenting Issues .*ADHD/Learning Disabilities Testing and Treatment. *Marital/Couples Therapy (including Collaborative Marital/Couples Therapy). *Separation and Divorce work (Collaborative and Traditional models of Divorce) Divorce Coach, Co-Parenting Coach,Co-Parenting Plan Development, Child Specialist
(757) 986-6234 View (757) 986-6234
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Comprehensive Life Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Life, Coach
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Hi There! If you are reading this then you are in the right place. Comprehensive Life Solutions seeks to address the needs of pre-teens thru adults in discovering who they are and what they need to flourish. We seek to provide services to help you reach goals that align with your values and not compromise them. We aim to help you improve your confidence and self esteem, while living your best life. Please check website to see Clinician profiles: www.clsolutions4life.com
Hi There! If you are reading this then you are in the right place. Comprehensive Life Solutions seeks to address the needs of pre-teens thru adults in discovering who they are and what they need to flourish. We seek to provide services to help you reach goals that align with your values and not compromise them. We aim to help you improve your confidence and self esteem, while living your best life. Please check website to see Clinician profiles: www.clsolutions4life.com
(757) 239-3266 View (757) 239-3266
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Kelly Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for taking your time to read the information I have provided. One of the most important steps in counseling is finding a therapist you can connect with and trust. I offer free consultations so you can assess if I am the right fit for your healing process. For over 16 years I have been honored to work with children, adolescents and adults on their therapeutic journey’s. I am passionate about addressing and treating the client as a whole which includes the physical, emotional and spiritual self. I collaborate with each client and tailor sessions to meet their current needs.
Thank you for taking your time to read the information I have provided. One of the most important steps in counseling is finding a therapist you can connect with and trust. I offer free consultations so you can assess if I am the right fit for your healing process. For over 16 years I have been honored to work with children, adolescents and adults on their therapeutic journey’s. I am passionate about addressing and treating the client as a whole which includes the physical, emotional and spiritual self. I collaborate with each client and tailor sessions to meet their current needs.
(757) 389-8834 View (757) 389-8834

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Number of Therapists in Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA

90+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
92% Anxiety
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Grief
68% Relationship Issues
63% Coping Skills
62% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
74% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake, VA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pleasant Grove West, Chesapeake?

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.