Therapists in Chesterfield, VA

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Joy Daigle Book
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832  (Online Only)
Joy Daigle Book is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who provides individual, couples, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Joy treats children as young as 6 years of age. Joy has experience working with children diagnosed with anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Joy Daigle Book is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who provides individual, couples, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Joy treats children as young as 6 years of age. Joy has experience working with children diagnosed with anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(804) 207-8073 View (804) 207-8073
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Amy E Goodman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
I don't really believe in the idea of "an ideal client". Each person brings their unique experiences with them. It's my job, as a therapist, to meet you where you are right here, right now.
I don't really believe in the idea of "an ideal client". Each person brings their unique experiences with them. It's my job, as a therapist, to meet you where you are right here, right now.
(804) 395-5913 View (804) 395-5913
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Carrie Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832  (Online Only)
Teletherapy services offered in the states of Virginia and New Hampshire. If you strip away all the buzz phrases and five dollar words, at the end of the day, therapy boils down to a conversation about what is meaningful to you in life at this exact moment in time. As a seasoned therapist with over twenty five years of mental health experience, I seek to offer insight, support, and alliance with you as we explore what brings you to therapy and help you find your own answers. With a balance of straight forward observation and compassion, we will collaborate together to help you gain a sense of control and serenity in your life.
Teletherapy services offered in the states of Virginia and New Hampshire. If you strip away all the buzz phrases and five dollar words, at the end of the day, therapy boils down to a conversation about what is meaningful to you in life at this exact moment in time. As a seasoned therapist with over twenty five years of mental health experience, I seek to offer insight, support, and alliance with you as we explore what brings you to therapy and help you find your own answers. With a balance of straight forward observation and compassion, we will collaborate together to help you gain a sense of control and serenity in your life.
(804) 375-4940 View (804) 375-4940
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Freya Rodriguez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, SSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesterfield, VA 23832
One of the most useful tools that a therapist has is the relationship that is built between the client and clinician. I believe that therapy can mirror the process of building new friendships, there will be people that you connect with and I hope I will be one of them. I have experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Family therapy, survivors of violence, and more. My goal is to work together to identify a treatment that feels obtainable for you while encouraging strength and growth. I am also able to offer services in Spanish and understand the complexities of growing up in two different cultures.
One of the most useful tools that a therapist has is the relationship that is built between the client and clinician. I believe that therapy can mirror the process of building new friendships, there will be people that you connect with and I hope I will be one of them. I have experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Family therapy, survivors of violence, and more. My goal is to work together to identify a treatment that feels obtainable for you while encouraging strength and growth. I am also able to offer services in Spanish and understand the complexities of growing up in two different cultures.
(804) 657-4957 View (804) 657-4957
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Britni Higginbotham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering in-person individual therapy for adults. Areas I enjoy working with through therapy are adoptive parent(s) related grief or trauma, attachment, infidelity or fertility-related trauma or grief, overwhelmed and overstimulated mothers, and trauma. I pull from IFS, EMDR, DBT and Gottman models in our sessions to best meet your needs.  My role is to create a safe environment where your feelings and boundaries are respected. My aim is to provide you with support and empower you with the necessary tools to handle challenging or traumatic experience.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering in-person individual therapy for adults. Areas I enjoy working with through therapy are adoptive parent(s) related grief or trauma, attachment, infidelity or fertility-related trauma or grief, overwhelmed and overstimulated mothers, and trauma. I pull from IFS, EMDR, DBT and Gottman models in our sessions to best meet your needs.  My role is to create a safe environment where your feelings and boundaries are respected. My aim is to provide you with support and empower you with the necessary tools to handle challenging or traumatic experience.
(804) 593-0712 View (804) 593-0712
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Jennifer Dishner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832  (Online Only)
Jennifer Dishner is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has worked with a wide variety of populations in many different settings including public schools, inpatient hospital units, and community work. Helping individuals and families find their strengths and self-worth is a major role of Jennifer's clinical work. It is through this clinical work that she believes clients are best able to realize their potential growth and maintain positive change. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Longwood University in Virginia and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynchburg College.
Jennifer Dishner is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has worked with a wide variety of populations in many different settings including public schools, inpatient hospital units, and community work. Helping individuals and families find their strengths and self-worth is a major role of Jennifer's clinical work. It is through this clinical work that she believes clients are best able to realize their potential growth and maintain positive change. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Longwood University in Virginia and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynchburg College.
(804) 294-4187 View (804) 294-4187
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Paul Chipman II
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Over the years I've worked with kids and adolescents in residential settings, school, and in home/parent coaching with: anger and stress management, communication, social skills, coping skills, depression, self-esteem, opposition/compliance, impulsivity, anxiety, emotional regulation and problem-solving skills. I truly believe that for the child to make progress and maintain, the parent's involvement is essential. Additionally, I do therapy with adults, families and marriage counseling. I have limited availability to offer. My preference is to be reached by email. Please mention your insurance provider as well as your availability.
Over the years I've worked with kids and adolescents in residential settings, school, and in home/parent coaching with: anger and stress management, communication, social skills, coping skills, depression, self-esteem, opposition/compliance, impulsivity, anxiety, emotional regulation and problem-solving skills. I truly believe that for the child to make progress and maintain, the parent's involvement is essential. Additionally, I do therapy with adults, families and marriage counseling. I have limited availability to offer. My preference is to be reached by email. Please mention your insurance provider as well as your availability.
(804) 313-9789 View (804) 313-9789
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Yesenia Adent
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Yesenia Adent, a Licensed Professional Counselor received her graduate degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Yesenia works with adolescents (13 to 18 year of age), adults, geriatrics, families, and couples. She is fluent in Spanish. Yesenia will work with you or your loved one to promote safety and healing. She prides herself on taking the time to understand your unique story and to work to equip you with understanding and skills that will make the work of change more manageable. She is also a board approved counselor supervisor.
Yesenia Adent, a Licensed Professional Counselor received her graduate degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Yesenia works with adolescents (13 to 18 year of age), adults, geriatrics, families, and couples. She is fluent in Spanish. Yesenia will work with you or your loved one to promote safety and healing. She prides herself on taking the time to understand your unique story and to work to equip you with understanding and skills that will make the work of change more manageable. She is also a board approved counselor supervisor.
(804) 626-9531 View (804) 626-9531
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ELLAD Preventative Health
PMHNP, FNP, LCSW, ANP, CNS
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832  (Online Only)
Our team of mental health clinicians, including a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nurse Practitioners, are well-equipped to assess, diagnose, evaluate, and treat various mental health conditions. Our team of LCSW, PMHNP, and NP clinicians work collaboratively to prioritize your mental health and wellness needs. We take pride in providing high-quality, evidence-based care and a commitment to all our client's mental health and wellness. Our holistic and integrated approach enables us to assess and implement evidence-based care tailored to each client's medical needs, helping our clients feel better as quickly as possible.
Our team of mental health clinicians, including a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nurse Practitioners, are well-equipped to assess, diagnose, evaluate, and treat various mental health conditions. Our team of LCSW, PMHNP, and NP clinicians work collaboratively to prioritize your mental health and wellness needs. We take pride in providing high-quality, evidence-based care and a commitment to all our client's mental health and wellness. Our holistic and integrated approach enables us to assess and implement evidence-based care tailored to each client's medical needs, helping our clients feel better as quickly as possible.
(804) 298-7497 x1 View (804) 298-7497 x1
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LaTonya Gail Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
LaTonya Jones is a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She has a BS in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and a MS in Counseling Studies from Capella University. She has over 25 years of experience in Mental Health. LaTonya’s area of interest is empowering clients to reach a level of mental health stability. She has worked with adults, teens, couples and families. LaTonya provides a range of therapeutic and psychotherapy services. LaTonya utilizes different theories and therapeutic interventions to assist client with understanding behaviors that contribute to their mental instability.
LaTonya Jones is a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She has a BS in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and a MS in Counseling Studies from Capella University. She has over 25 years of experience in Mental Health. LaTonya’s area of interest is empowering clients to reach a level of mental health stability. She has worked with adults, teens, couples and families. LaTonya provides a range of therapeutic and psychotherapy services. LaTonya utilizes different theories and therapeutic interventions to assist client with understanding behaviors that contribute to their mental instability.
(804) 657-4892 View (804) 657-4892
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Jericia Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, BSW, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Having difficulty managing the stresses of life: work, family, friends or overwhelmed with responsibilities? Having trouble sleeping, managing your weight, experiencing physical pain or being plagued with worry thoughts? Grieving a loss and struggling to cope? Are people in your life encouraging you to "talk to someone" or giving you ultimatums about getting help? Consider individual, couples, or group counseling to help you get renewed and refocused on your life plan. Please reach out so we can discuss how I can be an effective companion on your healing journey.
Having difficulty managing the stresses of life: work, family, friends or overwhelmed with responsibilities? Having trouble sleeping, managing your weight, experiencing physical pain or being plagued with worry thoughts? Grieving a loss and struggling to cope? Are people in your life encouraging you to "talk to someone" or giving you ultimatums about getting help? Consider individual, couples, or group counseling to help you get renewed and refocused on your life plan. Please reach out so we can discuss how I can be an effective companion on your healing journey.
(804) 409-8583 View (804) 409-8583
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Nora Vassar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23838  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia currently providing video psychotherapy sessions. My patients are older teens and adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship and family issues, poor self image and academic and professional stressors. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, where I focused on the impact substance abuse and mental health challenges have on the individual across the life span.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia currently providing video psychotherapy sessions. My patients are older teens and adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship and family issues, poor self image and academic and professional stressors. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, where I focused on the impact substance abuse and mental health challenges have on the individual across the life span.
(804) 570-2663 View (804) 570-2663
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Cathy Juanita Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. I am committed to assist individuals in healing from childhood and adulthood trauma. My goal is to provide individuals with a healthier perspective about life, the resources and support to make decisions and behavioral changes. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups who have challenges managing symptoms of ADHD, Anxiety, Anger management, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and PTSD. Individuals are assisted in developing treatment plans to develop coping and social skills to enhance their quality of life.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. I am committed to assist individuals in healing from childhood and adulthood trauma. My goal is to provide individuals with a healthier perspective about life, the resources and support to make decisions and behavioral changes. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups who have challenges managing symptoms of ADHD, Anxiety, Anger management, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and PTSD. Individuals are assisted in developing treatment plans to develop coping and social skills to enhance their quality of life.
(804) 655-5095 View (804) 655-5095
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Carl Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Carl Brown is a Resident in Counseling who has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. Mr. Brown has experience working with seriously mentally ill population (SMI) adults, children, and families who have experienced trauma, varied mental health diagnoses, and legal and socioeconomic concerns. His professional career began with District 19 Community Services Board (CSB) as a qualified mental health professional working in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Day Program. There he was primarily responsible for training and developing individuals with serious mental illness on independent living skills.
Carl Brown is a Resident in Counseling who has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. Mr. Brown has experience working with seriously mentally ill population (SMI) adults, children, and families who have experienced trauma, varied mental health diagnoses, and legal and socioeconomic concerns. His professional career began with District 19 Community Services Board (CSB) as a qualified mental health professional working in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Day Program. There he was primarily responsible for training and developing individuals with serious mental illness on independent living skills.
(804) 886-1060 View (804) 886-1060
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Terra Jones-Steele
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Utilizing my background in aiding adolescents and adults confronting issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem struggles, and relationship challenges, I am ready to guide you through your healing process. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in achieving your goals. Clients can expect to leave our sessions with a renewed sense of hope and calmness, believing in the potential for significant improvement in their lives, leading to inner peace and mental wellness. I value a collaborative approach that strengthens our therapeutic connection and empowers clients.
Utilizing my background in aiding adolescents and adults confronting issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem struggles, and relationship challenges, I am ready to guide you through your healing process. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in achieving your goals. Clients can expect to leave our sessions with a renewed sense of hope and calmness, believing in the potential for significant improvement in their lives, leading to inner peace and mental wellness. I value a collaborative approach that strengthens our therapeutic connection and empowers clients.
(804) 823-9515 View (804) 823-9515
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Hui Chen Wong
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832  (Online Only)
Hui-Chen Wong is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience providing individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults across the lifespan. She specializes in treating mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, acute stress, ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional (ODD), conduct disorders, behavioral issues, family challenges, grief, loss, and life balance.
Hui-Chen Wong is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience providing individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults across the lifespan. She specializes in treating mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, acute stress, ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional (ODD), conduct disorders, behavioral issues, family challenges, grief, loss, and life balance.
(804) 657-6396 View (804) 657-6396
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Healing Reflections Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-SOTP, RPT Sup
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Denise Tatum, LCSW, C-SOTP has over 25 years experience working with at risk children and youth. She has worked as a therapist for the past 4 years for children and youth in a residential setting. She has extensive experience with behavior and anger management and specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Informed Care. She is also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider working with children/youth you have engaged in inappropriate sexualized behaviors or struggle with sexual addictions. She also has experience with couples and working with families.
Denise Tatum, LCSW, C-SOTP has over 25 years experience working with at risk children and youth. She has worked as a therapist for the past 4 years for children and youth in a residential setting. She has extensive experience with behavior and anger management and specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Informed Care. She is also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider working with children/youth you have engaged in inappropriate sexualized behaviors or struggle with sexual addictions. She also has experience with couples and working with families.
(804) 294-4847 View (804) 294-4847
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Monica Holloway
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, CHC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My ideal clients want to achieve stabilization in thoughts, mood, and behavior. They are at a point where they are aware of a change in their “norm” and want to process through symptoms that have surfaced as a result of that change. They are looking for coping skills and techniques to assist initially in stabilization and possibly continued work to process through past events that might possibly affect them in the present. They have goals of identifying triggers and stressors, understanding current or past coping, and develop healthy coping strategies and interventions. They want to "feel" like themselves again.
My ideal clients want to achieve stabilization in thoughts, mood, and behavior. They are at a point where they are aware of a change in their “norm” and want to process through symptoms that have surfaced as a result of that change. They are looking for coping skills and techniques to assist initially in stabilization and possibly continued work to process through past events that might possibly affect them in the present. They have goals of identifying triggers and stressors, understanding current or past coping, and develop healthy coping strategies and interventions. They want to "feel" like themselves again.
(804) 207-5950 View (804) 207-5950
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Jacob Rheaume
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Jacob is a dedicated therapist enthusiastic about working with individuals of all ages as they negotiate their way through difficult times. Jacob has experience working with individuals (and their families) who struggle with substance abuse, depression, sexual identity, anxiety, self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, behavioral issues, and symptoms of ADHD. Jacob is committed to helping clients find new language and new internal dialogue to help improve overall functioning. Jacob is committed to helping clients face and overcome their hurts, harms, and hang ups.
Jacob is a dedicated therapist enthusiastic about working with individuals of all ages as they negotiate their way through difficult times. Jacob has experience working with individuals (and their families) who struggle with substance abuse, depression, sexual identity, anxiety, self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, behavioral issues, and symptoms of ADHD. Jacob is committed to helping clients find new language and new internal dialogue to help improve overall functioning. Jacob is committed to helping clients face and overcome their hurts, harms, and hang ups.
(804) 395-6816 View (804) 395-6816
The Meridian Group of Chesterfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Founded in 1994, we are a comprehensive mental health private practice supporting adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families in the greater Chesterfield, Virginia area. We are fully licensed+, experienced therapists, committed to providing quality counseling, psychotherapy, and assessment services to our community. +2 masters level clinicians actively working toward licensure.
Founded in 1994, we are a comprehensive mental health private practice supporting adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families in the greater Chesterfield, Virginia area. We are fully licensed+, experienced therapists, committed to providing quality counseling, psychotherapy, and assessment services to our community. +2 masters level clinicians actively working toward licensure.
(804) 531-5722 View (804) 531-5722

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Number of Therapists in Chesterfield, VA

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Chesterfield, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
76% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Anthem | Elevance
83% Aetna
83% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Chesterfield, VA see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chesterfield?

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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.