Therapists in Dewitt, VA

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Alimatu Mustapha-Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dewitt, VA 23840
I am Alimatu Mustapha- Palmer (nee Alima Palmer),PhD., NCC, LPC, MAC, CSAC, BCC. I have been in the world of behavioral health and services for the past 25 years. I am experienced and well-credentialed including several board certifications, awards, and recognitions. My experience includes conducting trainings, workshops, and assessments and working with individuals, families, groups, non-profits, local and international government agencies including DSS- CPS, law enforcement, minority populations, specific women and children’s issues, spirituality, cultural dynamics, marriage, divorce, life transitions, coaching and more.
I am Alimatu Mustapha- Palmer (nee Alima Palmer),PhD., NCC, LPC, MAC, CSAC, BCC. I have been in the world of behavioral health and services for the past 25 years. I am experienced and well-credentialed including several board certifications, awards, and recognitions. My experience includes conducting trainings, workshops, and assessments and working with individuals, families, groups, non-profits, local and international government agencies including DSS- CPS, law enforcement, minority populations, specific women and children’s issues, spirituality, cultural dynamics, marriage, divorce, life transitions, coaching and more.
(804) 626-5653 View (804) 626-5653

More Therapists Nearby

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Megan Wills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Church Road, VA 23833
My name is Megan Wills and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) and certified trauma therapist working with clients statewide via telehealth. I primarily work with young adults and specialize in clients with anxiety, trauma responses, depression, and life transitions. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients gain specific skills and make tangible progress.
My name is Megan Wills and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) and certified trauma therapist working with clients statewide via telehealth. I primarily work with young adults and specialize in clients with anxiety, trauma responses, depression, and life transitions. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients gain specific skills and make tangible progress.
(540) 616-2365 View (540) 616-2365
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Mayah Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Church Road, VA 23833
I believe that anyone seeking help can find peace, wellness, and strength in a warm, supportive therapeutic environment. I have worked in mental health since 2017. My professional experience includes providing individual and group therapy in a private practice setting and working in the hospital setting to provide crisis intervention, discharge planning, and conducting behavioral health assessments as part of treatment planning. I serve clients experiencing various mental health issues and problems surrounding anger management, anxiety, coping skills, depression, grief/loss, stress, and self-esteem.
I believe that anyone seeking help can find peace, wellness, and strength in a warm, supportive therapeutic environment. I have worked in mental health since 2017. My professional experience includes providing individual and group therapy in a private practice setting and working in the hospital setting to provide crisis intervention, discharge planning, and conducting behavioral health assessments as part of treatment planning. I serve clients experiencing various mental health issues and problems surrounding anger management, anxiety, coping skills, depression, grief/loss, stress, and self-esteem.
(804) 626-5650 View (804) 626-5650
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Yozaira Leon-Santiago
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKenney, VA 23872
Yozaira Leon-Santiago, Virginia License 0701008987. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 10 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Currently I am a Bilingual (Spanish) mental health clinician in a detention center working with young immigrants. Before that, I served as MST (Multisystemic) therapist in the community that dealt with juveniles with serious criminal offenses and are possibly abusing substances. I am experienced with the emotional problems that occur in adults, adolescents and children. I have specialized training with family therapy, trauma depression and anxiety.
Yozaira Leon-Santiago, Virginia License 0701008987. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 10 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Currently I am a Bilingual (Spanish) mental health clinician in a detention center working with young immigrants. Before that, I served as MST (Multisystemic) therapist in the community that dealt with juveniles with serious criminal offenses and are possibly abusing substances. I am experienced with the emotional problems that occur in adults, adolescents and children. I have specialized training with family therapy, trauma depression and anxiety.
(571) 771-1910 View (571) 771-1910
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Nephetia Tryman Whittaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
My name is Nephetia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health care for individuals. I have experience assisting and supporting clients to overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, grief, issues specific to women, low self-esteem, and anger. My experience ranges from teens to adults and I have worked with the LGBTQIA+ population. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, including CBT, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - I believe that clients are in charge of their counseling experience so that treatment is individualized.
My name is Nephetia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health care for individuals. I have experience assisting and supporting clients to overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, grief, issues specific to women, low self-esteem, and anger. My experience ranges from teens to adults and I have worked with the LGBTQIA+ population. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, including CBT, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - I believe that clients are in charge of their counseling experience so that treatment is individualized.
(434) 808-0404 View (434) 808-0404
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Linda Thimons
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
McKenney, VA 23872
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with fourteen years of experience. My counseling approaches and interventions include person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, and more. I specialize in working with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and mood disorders. I encourage my clients to define their success and progress by setting goals and defining what progress looks like for them. I will be that support and guidance on their path toward growth.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with fourteen years of experience. My counseling approaches and interventions include person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, and more. I specialize in working with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and mood disorders. I encourage my clients to define their success and progress by setting goals and defining what progress looks like for them. I will be that support and guidance on their path toward growth.
(540) 453-8274 View (540) 453-8274
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Tamara Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ammon, VA 23850
My name is Tamara Powell LCSW, CSOTP, CCTP, RPT. I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment in which my clients can explore the issues and challenges they face. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic partnership to help uncover the strengths and resources we all possess in order to bring about the changes we desire in our lives. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better.
My name is Tamara Powell LCSW, CSOTP, CCTP, RPT. I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment in which my clients can explore the issues and challenges they face. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic partnership to help uncover the strengths and resources we all possess in order to bring about the changes we desire in our lives. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better.
(703) 639-4039 View (703) 639-4039
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Holton A Daniel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSOTP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
My ideal client is someone who is 6 and up and is motivated to live a more fulfilling life. Someone who understands that change takes time but is motivated to work in sessions to challenge thoughts, explore experiences, and engage in open dialogue to identify patterns that may not be suiting them. Someone who embodies resilience is open to introspection and is committed to their healing journey.
My ideal client is someone who is 6 and up and is motivated to live a more fulfilling life. Someone who understands that change takes time but is motivated to work in sessions to challenge thoughts, explore experiences, and engage in open dialogue to identify patterns that may not be suiting them. Someone who embodies resilience is open to introspection and is committed to their healing journey.
(434) 278-6043 View (434) 278-6043
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Samantha Lynn Wooldridge Felton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
Therapy is a transformative process, It is a courageous act to enter therapy and it takes great personal strength to enter counseling. I work with my patients to foster a comfortable and safe environment, free from labels or judgments. I have experience working with families of and persons suffering from ptsd, adhd, borderline personality disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, body image disorders, and educational concerns. I am trauma informed,haveexperience working with military, first responders, law enforcement and their families.
Therapy is a transformative process, It is a courageous act to enter therapy and it takes great personal strength to enter counseling. I work with my patients to foster a comfortable and safe environment, free from labels or judgments. I have experience working with families of and persons suffering from ptsd, adhd, borderline personality disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, body image disorders, and educational concerns. I am trauma informed,haveexperience working with military, first responders, law enforcement and their families.
(804) 348-0519 View (804) 348-0519
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Kimberly Gary
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ammon, VA 23850
My name is Kimberly "Kim" Gay and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 24 years of clinical experience working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and work stress symptoms. I utilize a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused Brief Therapies. I believe people come to counseling because they want something different in their lives. They may want to change their life situation, solve a particular problem, decide, or understand what is happening in their liv
My name is Kimberly "Kim" Gay and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 24 years of clinical experience working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and work stress symptoms. I utilize a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused Brief Therapies. I believe people come to counseling because they want something different in their lives. They may want to change their life situation, solve a particular problem, decide, or understand what is happening in their liv
(804) 596-4681 View (804) 596-4681
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Deborah Sabatino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
My name is Deb Sabatino and I am and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I use a gentle wholistic approach which is trauma-informed when working with clients. My speciality is working with young adults ages 18-30 who are experiencing anxiety due to life transitions. I also specialize in relationship trauma and helping clients restore themselves back to health after they have experienced abuse of any kind. I have experience working with Military, Law Enforcement and their families.
My name is Deb Sabatino and I am and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I use a gentle wholistic approach which is trauma-informed when working with clients. My speciality is working with young adults ages 18-30 who are experiencing anxiety due to life transitions. I also specialize in relationship trauma and helping clients restore themselves back to health after they have experienced abuse of any kind. I have experience working with Military, Law Enforcement and their families.
(571) 630-3981 View (571) 630-3981

Online Therapists

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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Culpeper, VA 22701
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(540) 501-7751 View (540) 501-7751
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Kimberly Warner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC-S, ADHDCCP, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
Midlothian, VA 23114
Kimberly Warner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisory and a Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)-Supervisory, in the states: Virginia and New York. She has 13+ years of experience as a mental health, trauma, and chemical dependency therapist, and 6 years of Clinical Supervision & Director experience. Kim is credentialed in various evidence based therapeutic modules related to those dealing with trauma/adversities.
Kimberly Warner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisory and a Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)-Supervisory, in the states: Virginia and New York. She has 13+ years of experience as a mental health, trauma, and chemical dependency therapist, and 6 years of Clinical Supervision & Director experience. Kim is credentialed in various evidence based therapeutic modules related to those dealing with trauma/adversities.
(804) 600-4671 View (804) 600-4671
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HopeStone Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23227  (Online Only)
Another sleepless night spent agonizing over every interaction from the day before. I shouldn’t have spoken up in that meeting. Everyone is probably laughing at me behind my back. Why don’t I keep my big mouth shut? You try to push these thoughts down and ignore them, but it’s no use. You’re terrified no one will like you for who you are, so you pretend to be someone else. And for a time, it worked. But every day, you feel less like yourself, more like an imposter. You distance yourself from loved ones, worried they’ll notice this change in you. You’re feeling disconnected – like you have no control over your life. You need help.
Another sleepless night spent agonizing over every interaction from the day before. I shouldn’t have spoken up in that meeting. Everyone is probably laughing at me behind my back. Why don’t I keep my big mouth shut? You try to push these thoughts down and ignore them, but it’s no use. You’re terrified no one will like you for who you are, so you pretend to be someone else. And for a time, it worked. But every day, you feel less like yourself, more like an imposter. You distance yourself from loved ones, worried they’ll notice this change in you. You’re feeling disconnected – like you have no control over your life. You need help.
(804) 390-8339 View (804) 390-8339
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Jonathan M Ugalde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bon Air, VA 23235
Are you feeling like you can't handle life's stressors? Is it hard for you to achieve goals and get your needs met? Are you affected by anxiety, depression, substance use, communication issues, intellectual or learning disabilities, mood swings, lack of social skills, or another mental health concern? Do you need an identity? Or a parent working to develop parenting skills? You can start making changes today by working to identify your needs, desires, and how you have been impacted by your biology, psychology, environment, and spiritual experiences while developing your identity and mastering coping skills in session today.
Are you feeling like you can't handle life's stressors? Is it hard for you to achieve goals and get your needs met? Are you affected by anxiety, depression, substance use, communication issues, intellectual or learning disabilities, mood swings, lack of social skills, or another mental health concern? Do you need an identity? Or a parent working to develop parenting skills? You can start making changes today by working to identify your needs, desires, and how you have been impacted by your biology, psychology, environment, and spiritual experiences while developing your identity and mastering coping skills in session today.
(804) 207-8592 View (804) 207-8592
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Nikki Schwartz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
“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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Janet Jongebloed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23230  (Online Only)
Ever feel trapped in a cramped mental apartment with relentless self-doubt as your unwelcome companion? It's like sharing space with a critical, nitpicking roommate. Your mind should be your refuge, but negative self-talk fills it with clutter. But know this: you hold the lease, the power is in your hands, and it is high time we evict your inner critic and start creating a supportive environment so you can find comfort in your own mental headspace once again.
Ever feel trapped in a cramped mental apartment with relentless self-doubt as your unwelcome companion? It's like sharing space with a critical, nitpicking roommate. Your mind should be your refuge, but negative self-talk fills it with clutter. But know this: you hold the lease, the power is in your hands, and it is high time we evict your inner critic and start creating a supportive environment so you can find comfort in your own mental headspace once again.
(804) 251-3488 View (804) 251-3488
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Rebecca Fry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Rebecca Fry is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has always been passionate about helping others. Energetic, enthusiastic, and extremely conscientious, Rebecca’s unique personality equips her to provide friendly, loving, and wise counseling from a person-centered approach. She specializes in depression, anxiety, identity, sexual trauma, family of origin dysfunction, self-esteem, and confidence.
Rebecca Fry is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has always been passionate about helping others. Energetic, enthusiastic, and extremely conscientious, Rebecca’s unique personality equips her to provide friendly, loving, and wise counseling from a person-centered approach. She specializes in depression, anxiety, identity, sexual trauma, family of origin dysfunction, self-esteem, and confidence.
(571) 568-7870 View (571) 568-7870
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William W Fraker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Midlothian, VA 23113  (Online Only)
In my initial training experience as a hospital chaplain, I encountered patients and families in crisis, often going through personal oceans of grief and loss. As an intern at an urban Veterans Administration's behavioral health clinic, I saw how the trauma of war and chronic mental illness challenged patients, already isolated, even in their own families. At the Royal Edinburgh Hospital (Scotland) and at Tavistock Institute (London), I learned to think not just with my head, but also with my gut. My post-MSW career included work at a state mental hospital and as a Clinical Associate in Duke's Department of Psychiatry.
In my initial training experience as a hospital chaplain, I encountered patients and families in crisis, often going through personal oceans of grief and loss. As an intern at an urban Veterans Administration's behavioral health clinic, I saw how the trauma of war and chronic mental illness challenged patients, already isolated, even in their own families. At the Royal Edinburgh Hospital (Scotland) and at Tavistock Institute (London), I learned to think not just with my head, but also with my gut. My post-MSW career included work at a state mental hospital and as a Clinical Associate in Duke's Department of Psychiatry.
(804) 889-2322 View (804) 889-2322
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Icy Diamond
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Hello, I'm Icy Diamond, a licensed social worker at Radical Change Therapy where I provide a collaborative and safe environment for children to develop healthy behavior patterns and positive coping strategies while working alongside their families to understand their reactions and behavior through the lens of intergenerational interpersonal trauma. Processing family trauma allows parents to understand and rework how they show up for their children, children to seize the maturity and motivation to create new family legacies, and families as a whole to build the rapport and resilience needed to heal and move forward together.
Hello, I'm Icy Diamond, a licensed social worker at Radical Change Therapy where I provide a collaborative and safe environment for children to develop healthy behavior patterns and positive coping strategies while working alongside their families to understand their reactions and behavior through the lens of intergenerational interpersonal trauma. Processing family trauma allows parents to understand and rework how they show up for their children, children to seize the maturity and motivation to create new family legacies, and families as a whole to build the rapport and resilience needed to heal and move forward together.
(615) 857-0458 View (615) 857-0458

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Dewitt, VA

< 10

Therapists in Dewitt, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Grief
100% Parenting
100% Spirituality

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Dewitt, VA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dewitt?

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.