Therapists in Dinwiddie, VA

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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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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
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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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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
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Shannon Fowler
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Sutherland, VA 23885
I am Shannon Fowler. I have a PhD in clinical psychology. I try to approach therapy as a collaborative process with each person. I also try to create an environment that is safe and respectful. I have experience entreating many different types of mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. I also have experience helping with behavior change around medical issues like diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, etc.
I am Shannon Fowler. I have a PhD in clinical psychology. I try to approach therapy as a collaborative process with each person. I also try to create an environment that is safe and respectful. I have experience entreating many different types of mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. I also have experience helping with behavior change around medical issues like diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, etc.
(804) 676-6480 View (804) 676-6480
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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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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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Carol Leiva
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sutherland, VA 23885
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have a lifelong commitment to learning and have pursued further specialized training in trauma therapy, health coaching, as well as mind-body applications in counseling. I have worked with adult individuals in community mental health to help them overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am passionate about helping others reach their potential and live their best life. I believe true healing is based on a whole-person approach and will work to empower and meet my clients where they are.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have a lifelong commitment to learning and have pursued further specialized training in trauma therapy, health coaching, as well as mind-body applications in counseling. I have worked with adult individuals in community mental health to help them overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am passionate about helping others reach their potential and live their best life. I believe true healing is based on a whole-person approach and will work to empower and meet my clients where they are.
(757) 792-5764 View (757) 792-5764
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Mary Jo Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello - I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with adolescents, families, and couples in private practice and school social work in secondary and elementary schools. I specialize in working with anxiety, coping skills, children or adolescents, school issues, job stress, self esteem. I utilize dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), using these clinical modalities to support my clients in therapy. We will define your progress toward your dreams and what it will look like to work together.
Hello - I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with adolescents, families, and couples in private practice and school social work in secondary and elementary schools. I specialize in working with anxiety, coping skills, children or adolescents, school issues, job stress, self esteem. I utilize dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), using these clinical modalities to support my clients in therapy. We will define your progress toward your dreams and what it will look like to work together.
(540) 441-1405 View (540) 441-1405
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Deyanira 'china' Deschenes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23805  (Online Only)
Looking for help is difficult; especially, when it comes to something so personal to us, like our mental health. My first goal is to offer a safe, warm, and comfortable environment so that individuals, couples, and families can gain relief and truly thrive intrapersonally and with others. I specialize in trauma, addictions (both chemical and behavioral), anxiety disorders, and complex grief. Before joining private practice, I worked across multiple environments including inpatient hospitals, rehab facilities, and outpatient settings. I also spent a bulk of my training providing care to military and first responders.
Looking for help is difficult; especially, when it comes to something so personal to us, like our mental health. My first goal is to offer a safe, warm, and comfortable environment so that individuals, couples, and families can gain relief and truly thrive intrapersonally and with others. I specialize in trauma, addictions (both chemical and behavioral), anxiety disorders, and complex grief. Before joining private practice, I worked across multiple environments including inpatient hospitals, rehab facilities, and outpatient settings. I also spent a bulk of my training providing care to military and first responders.
(850) 276-8229 View (850) 276-8229
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Marquitia Glass
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Not accepting new clients
MarQuitia has experience in working with vast populations. MarQuitia is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is currently only accepting clients ages 7 through 19, utilizing this therapeutic approach. Through this approach, MarQuitia will assist the individual and their family In learning more about trauma, it’s affects on the individual and the family , and processing and working through their trauma. For more information about TF-CBT visit the website tfcbt.org or contact MarQuitia for more information.
MarQuitia has experience in working with vast populations. MarQuitia is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is currently only accepting clients ages 7 through 19, utilizing this therapeutic approach. Through this approach, MarQuitia will assist the individual and their family In learning more about trauma, it’s affects on the individual and the family , and processing and working through their trauma. For more information about TF-CBT visit the website tfcbt.org or contact MarQuitia for more information.
(571) 946-1536 View (571) 946-1536
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Nancy Welsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello, my name is Nancy Welsh, a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. More specifically, I am a strong advocate and educator in mental health growth, insightfulness, development, and healing, while also normalizing the importance of mental health therapy. Apart from incorporating evidence-based treatment models in my work with clients, I integrate empowerment, hope, collaboration, and resiliency. I am of the firm belief that every person has room for growth and the ability for happiness and fulfillment.
Hello, my name is Nancy Welsh, a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. More specifically, I am a strong advocate and educator in mental health growth, insightfulness, development, and healing, while also normalizing the importance of mental health therapy. Apart from incorporating evidence-based treatment models in my work with clients, I integrate empowerment, hope, collaboration, and resiliency. I am of the firm belief that every person has room for growth and the ability for happiness and fulfillment.
(804) 203-0517 View (804) 203-0517
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Compassion Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello, my name is Carla Jones and I have been practicing since 2001. I have been working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss, as well as other life challenges. I like the Cognitive-behavioral and Dialectal Behavioral approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn strategies to manage their symptoms, emotions and thought life. Each session is unique to meet your specific needs.
Hello, my name is Carla Jones and I have been practicing since 2001. I have been working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss, as well as other life challenges. I like the Cognitive-behavioral and Dialectal Behavioral approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn strategies to manage their symptoms, emotions and thought life. Each session is unique to meet your specific needs.
(804) 534-2315 View (804) 534-2315

Online Therapists

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Dani Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesapeake, VA 23320
My devotion is in assisting clients in constructing meaning from their experiences along their wellness journeys through reflections of the holistic approaches fundamental in my therapeutic modalities. Do you wish to enhance promise in your narrative?
My devotion is in assisting clients in constructing meaning from their experiences along their wellness journeys through reflections of the holistic approaches fundamental in my therapeutic modalities. Do you wish to enhance promise in your narrative?
(757) 255-7385 View (757) 255-7385
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Dr. Alicia Fahr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
I hold licenses as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, Arizona, Maine, and Minnesota, with over two decades of dedicated clinical mental health practice. Additionally, I've served for 23 years in higher education as a Professor in Counselor Education and Supervision. My extensive experience encompasses direct patient care across various age groups, from children to adults, in diverse settings including telehealth, community mental health clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, adult day programs, hospice, and nursing homes. I own 3 horses, 2 donkeys, and a basset hound, who happen to be my therapists.
I hold licenses as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, Arizona, Maine, and Minnesota, with over two decades of dedicated clinical mental health practice. Additionally, I've served for 23 years in higher education as a Professor in Counselor Education and Supervision. My extensive experience encompasses direct patient care across various age groups, from children to adults, in diverse settings including telehealth, community mental health clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, adult day programs, hospice, and nursing homes. I own 3 horses, 2 donkeys, and a basset hound, who happen to be my therapists.
(434) 483-2543 View (434) 483-2543
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Rhiannon Alley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Rhiannon Alley is a Licensed Professional Counselor from the Richmond area, she completed her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and obtained her Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling at The College of William and Mary. Rhiannon has worked with families, couples, youth, and adults in multiple settings; she became a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider while working with at-risk youth in residential treatment centers. Rhiannon is driven to assist clients overcome and manage traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, aggression, and mood disturbances.
Rhiannon Alley is a Licensed Professional Counselor from the Richmond area, she completed her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech and obtained her Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling at The College of William and Mary. Rhiannon has worked with families, couples, youth, and adults in multiple settings; she became a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider while working with at-risk youth in residential treatment centers. Rhiannon is driven to assist clients overcome and manage traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, aggression, and mood disturbances.
(804) 277-9877 View (804) 277-9877
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Mackenzie Coulson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
Hey, my name is Mackenzie, but you can call me Max (I'm not much for formalities)! I'm glad you are here. I help women who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to improve their quality of life. I am passionate about supporting people in overcoming barriers to living the way you want to live. You may be looking for support in building confidence, boundary setting, you may be looking for support in processing past trauma in a safe space, or you may be looking to connect with your inner child. Maybe it is something entirely different. Either way, you are on the right track, therapy is an amazing tool at every life stage.
Hey, my name is Mackenzie, but you can call me Max (I'm not much for formalities)! I'm glad you are here. I help women who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to improve their quality of life. I am passionate about supporting people in overcoming barriers to living the way you want to live. You may be looking for support in building confidence, boundary setting, you may be looking for support in processing past trauma in a safe space, or you may be looking to connect with your inner child. Maybe it is something entirely different. Either way, you are on the right track, therapy is an amazing tool at every life stage.
(276) 859-5673 View (276) 859-5673
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Cherelle Baylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606
One of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that operates from a place of compassion and empathy that cultivates an environment to encourage you, the client to openly express their thoughts/feelings so that we can focus on setting goals, identifying feelings and patterns, developing healthy/positive attitudes and behaviors, and problem solving.
One of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that operates from a place of compassion and empathy that cultivates an environment to encourage you, the client to openly express their thoughts/feelings so that we can focus on setting goals, identifying feelings and patterns, developing healthy/positive attitudes and behaviors, and problem solving.
(757) 702-5511 View (757) 702-5511
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John H Hamlett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MDiv, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23229
I'd like to congratulate you for finding the courage to acknowledge that you have a problem and the need to seek help. Whether you are stressed, can't sleep and completely overwhelmed or you have experienced a major loss. I can help you sort things out and give you some effective strategies for coping with the problems you are facing. I offer a needs-based approach to counseling and help you develop healthy effective strategies for getting your needs met and can teach you how to express your feelings and needs in a nonviolent way. I am a seasoned counselor and an EMDR Certified Therapist who works with trauma and abuse survivors.
I'd like to congratulate you for finding the courage to acknowledge that you have a problem and the need to seek help. Whether you are stressed, can't sleep and completely overwhelmed or you have experienced a major loss. I can help you sort things out and give you some effective strategies for coping with the problems you are facing. I offer a needs-based approach to counseling and help you develop healthy effective strategies for getting your needs met and can teach you how to express your feelings and needs in a nonviolent way. I am a seasoned counselor and an EMDR Certified Therapist who works with trauma and abuse survivors.
(804) 409-0587 View (804) 409-0587

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Number of Therapists in Dinwiddie, VA

< 10

Therapists in Dinwiddie, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
75% Codependency
50% Relationship Issues
50% ADHD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% HealthKeepers
75% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Dinwiddie, 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 Dinwiddie?

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.