Therapists in Fairfax County, VA

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Brian Ede
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22310
Life's journey can rough. Not every path is smooth or easy and many are difficult and even dangerous. There are times we need someone to walk with us; perhaps help us find a new direction. Having someone that understands because they've been there, makes all the difference in the world. Brian Ede is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia, who has 30 years of experience working alongside individuals, couples and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, relationship issues, men's issues, trauma and PTSD.
Life's journey can rough. Not every path is smooth or easy and many are difficult and even dangerous. There are times we need someone to walk with us; perhaps help us find a new direction. Having someone that understands because they've been there, makes all the difference in the world. Brian Ede is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia, who has 30 years of experience working alongside individuals, couples and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, relationship issues, men's issues, trauma and PTSD.
(571) 568-5250 View (571) 568-5250
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Masterful Couples, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, CGMCT, LPC, NBCC, MEdHD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, VA 22150
TELE-MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY Is Offered in the Gottman Method Couples Approach. Certified in the Gottman Method, I am committed to help couples build stronger friendships, manage differences respectfully, and support hopes and dreams. Four basic principles important to productive couples counseling are the ability to: prioritize your relationship; roll up your sleeves and willingly dig in; show up and participate in the process; and, be open to learning how to make yourself right for your relationship. Masterful Couples is featured on Close-up Talk Radio. www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio (see www.masterfulcouples.com)
TELE-MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY Is Offered in the Gottman Method Couples Approach. Certified in the Gottman Method, I am committed to help couples build stronger friendships, manage differences respectfully, and support hopes and dreams. Four basic principles important to productive couples counseling are the ability to: prioritize your relationship; roll up your sleeves and willingly dig in; show up and participate in the process; and, be open to learning how to make yourself right for your relationship. Masterful Couples is featured on Close-up Talk Radio. www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio (see www.masterfulcouples.com)
(540) 986-4071 View (540) 986-4071
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Yasmeen Al-Suqi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Life’s journey often brings a complex mix of challenges and transitions that can impact anyone, regardless of their background or experiences. My clients are individuals facing the multifaceted difficulties of adapting to significant life changes, managing stress, anxiety, depression, and healing from trauma and past adversities. They are people from all walks of life who seek to understand and overcome their personal struggles to find balance, healing, and fulfillment. These individuals are looking for effective coping strategies, support in navigating their emotions, and guidance in building resilience and making life changes.
Life’s journey often brings a complex mix of challenges and transitions that can impact anyone, regardless of their background or experiences. My clients are individuals facing the multifaceted difficulties of adapting to significant life changes, managing stress, anxiety, depression, and healing from trauma and past adversities. They are people from all walks of life who seek to understand and overcome their personal struggles to find balance, healing, and fulfillment. These individuals are looking for effective coping strategies, support in navigating their emotions, and guidance in building resilience and making life changes.
(703) 634-4492 View (703) 634-4492
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Madeline Grove
Resident in Counseling, MA, EdS
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Do you feel trapped by anxiety, uncertainty, and worry? Maybe there are days when your thoughts feel incessant and uncontrollable. You might be someone who appears to have it all together, but you still find yourself stressed, barely keeping up with the demands of school, work, or your personal life. It’s painful to feel like your mental health is hanging by a thread and if you’re here, maybe you’re ready for a change. You want to open up about how you’re really doing and connect authentically. Most of all, you’re ready to build a life you’re proud of and get out of survival mode. It would be an honor to help get you there!
Do you feel trapped by anxiety, uncertainty, and worry? Maybe there are days when your thoughts feel incessant and uncontrollable. You might be someone who appears to have it all together, but you still find yourself stressed, barely keeping up with the demands of school, work, or your personal life. It’s painful to feel like your mental health is hanging by a thread and if you’re here, maybe you’re ready for a change. You want to open up about how you’re really doing and connect authentically. Most of all, you’re ready to build a life you’re proud of and get out of survival mode. It would be an honor to help get you there!
(571) 200-7390 View (571) 200-7390
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Dr. Rachel Leipow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22042  (Online Only)
Life can be hard sometimes, leaving us with bumps, bruises, and wounds that are difficult to heal on our own. Therapy is a space where you can better understand yourself so that you can heal and find a different and more meaningful way of being in the world. In the context of a safe and empathic therapeutic relationship, you are able to listen better to yourself, understand your emotional pain, and see the ways that it has impacted your life. It is through this process that the work of therapy can be both hard but ultimately rewarding.
Life can be hard sometimes, leaving us with bumps, bruises, and wounds that are difficult to heal on our own. Therapy is a space where you can better understand yourself so that you can heal and find a different and more meaningful way of being in the world. In the context of a safe and empathic therapeutic relationship, you are able to listen better to yourself, understand your emotional pain, and see the ways that it has impacted your life. It is through this process that the work of therapy can be both hard but ultimately rewarding.
(202) 933-7131 View (202) 933-7131
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Katy Higgins Neyland
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22041  (Online Only)
I understand that therapy is hard work, time-consuming, and expensive. I want to make sure that you are getting your money's worth and that you are making concrete progress towards your goals. In order to do this, I collaboratively set concrete goals at the outset of treatment and use these goals to track progress with my patients. I work with my patients to identify the function of their problematic behaviors. This helps to reduce shame around the behaviors and encourages acceptance of oneself that unblocks patients and leads to change. I teach my patients value-congruent coping skills to use in place of the problematic behaviors.
I understand that therapy is hard work, time-consuming, and expensive. I want to make sure that you are getting your money's worth and that you are making concrete progress towards your goals. In order to do this, I collaboratively set concrete goals at the outset of treatment and use these goals to track progress with my patients. I work with my patients to identify the function of their problematic behaviors. This helps to reduce shame around the behaviors and encourages acceptance of oneself that unblocks patients and leads to change. I teach my patients value-congruent coping skills to use in place of the problematic behaviors.
(703) 457-6545 View (703) 457-6545
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Robert A. Lavine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Your mental well-being can be affected by many stressors, even without the added weight of the coronavirus, the economy, and social distancing.
Your mental well-being can be affected by many stressors, even without the added weight of the coronavirus, the economy, and social distancing.
(703) 596-8434 View (703) 596-8434
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Eamonn Carolan Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Have you gone through something painful and wondered why you aren’t feeling “back to normal” yet? Or maybe started to wonder why you can’t stop certain patterns in your life, despite all your best efforts? Wondering about these things is normal, and therapy can be helpful in helping you find answers to these questions.
Have you gone through something painful and wondered why you aren’t feeling “back to normal” yet? Or maybe started to wonder why you can’t stop certain patterns in your life, despite all your best efforts? Wondering about these things is normal, and therapy can be helpful in helping you find answers to these questions.
(571) 620-6430 View (571) 620-6430
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Isabelle Harris
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, LPC-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046
Developing warm, authentic, and supportive relationships with clients is central to my work as a therapist. Using a strengths-based approach to therapy, I support my clients in exploring their experiences and relationships, building self confidence, and strengthening their coping skills. I welcome children, adolescents, and adults who face a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, relational challenges, and life transitions. Together, we can safely explore your past, develop skills for being mindful in the present, and scaffold a meaningful path towards your future.
Developing warm, authentic, and supportive relationships with clients is central to my work as a therapist. Using a strengths-based approach to therapy, I support my clients in exploring their experiences and relationships, building self confidence, and strengthening their coping skills. I welcome children, adolescents, and adults who face a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, relational challenges, and life transitions. Together, we can safely explore your past, develop skills for being mindful in the present, and scaffold a meaningful path towards your future.
(571) 568-7233 View (571) 568-7233
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Theresa Aileen Shuart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Annandale, VA 22003  (Online Only)
Ms. Theresa Shuart is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists with more than 35 years’ experience working with patients in the mental health field, helping people of all ages (age 3 and above), and she specializes in marriage and family therapy and loves working with children. Her clientele is diverse; she works with individuals, couples, and families. Typical treatment issues include anxiety, depression, behavioral problems; blended families; marriage issues, and military family issues.
Ms. Theresa Shuart is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists with more than 35 years’ experience working with patients in the mental health field, helping people of all ages (age 3 and above), and she specializes in marriage and family therapy and loves working with children. Her clientele is diverse; she works with individuals, couples, and families. Typical treatment issues include anxiety, depression, behavioral problems; blended families; marriage issues, and military family issues.
(703) 991-0519 View (703) 991-0519
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Ebone' Brogdon - Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Resident in Counseling, MS, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Before I tell you about me, I would like to congratulate you on taking the first or extra step toward your healing journey. Finding a provider that best suits you and your needs can be difficult, and sometimes scary. But here you are, executing one of the most difficult parts of this process, and together we can continue to overcome obstacles and challenges to help you achieve optimal mental health and wellness. I am a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have a genuine passion for my profession, helping people navigate through life in a manner that is most authentic and helpful to them.
Before I tell you about me, I would like to congratulate you on taking the first or extra step toward your healing journey. Finding a provider that best suits you and your needs can be difficult, and sometimes scary. But here you are, executing one of the most difficult parts of this process, and together we can continue to overcome obstacles and challenges to help you achieve optimal mental health and wellness. I am a Resident in Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have a genuine passion for my profession, helping people navigate through life in a manner that is most authentic and helpful to them.
(757) 993-7662 View (757) 993-7662
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Alyssa S Clevinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20191
In a world full of unknowns, I want my clients to have the ability to trust themselves and their abilities. With trust in oneself, you can do anything and work through any obstacle. During our lifetime, we learn that outside influences can impact our sense of confidence and worth. It is important to me for my clients to learn and lean into their authentic needs and understand that their home is within themselves. We will work to identify coping mechanisms that can support you through many life struggles and build habits that can assist in you living your best life.
In a world full of unknowns, I want my clients to have the ability to trust themselves and their abilities. With trust in oneself, you can do anything and work through any obstacle. During our lifetime, we learn that outside influences can impact our sense of confidence and worth. It is important to me for my clients to learn and lean into their authentic needs and understand that their home is within themselves. We will work to identify coping mechanisms that can support you through many life struggles and build habits that can assist in you living your best life.
(571) 496-9418 View (571) 496-9418
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Susan Bender
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22046
I currently provide individual psychotherapy to children (ages 5 and over), adolescents, and young adults. I use a holistic approach in working with individuals who may struggle with anxiety, depression, social skills, relationships, low self-esteem, emotional regulation, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, life transitions, and related issues. I also specialize in administering psychological evaluations.
I currently provide individual psychotherapy to children (ages 5 and over), adolescents, and young adults. I use a holistic approach in working with individuals who may struggle with anxiety, depression, social skills, relationships, low self-esteem, emotional regulation, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, life transitions, and related issues. I also specialize in administering psychological evaluations.
(571) 568-7726 View (571) 568-7726
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Dezireh Jamshidarsani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
Mental health and/or substance use challenges can be difficult journeys to navigate on your own. I'm glad you're here and I would love to work with you towards the positive changes you're hoping to see. Maybe you're having difficulties coping, struggling with life stressors, having a hard time setting or meeting goals, or simply in need of someone who can listen. I can help you on your journey by increasing resilience, enhancing personal growth, and fostering hope.
Mental health and/or substance use challenges can be difficult journeys to navigate on your own. I'm glad you're here and I would love to work with you towards the positive changes you're hoping to see. Maybe you're having difficulties coping, struggling with life stressors, having a hard time setting or meeting goals, or simply in need of someone who can listen. I can help you on your journey by increasing resilience, enhancing personal growth, and fostering hope.
(571) 556-9017 View (571) 556-9017
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Lorne Ladner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20121
I believe in a compassionate approach to therapy, working collaboratively to see inner and outer challenges in new ways so that you can have new choices in how you wish to them. Sometimes, it's useful to look to the past in therapy so as to change old patterns of thought, emotion and behavior in order to discover more liberating ways of being in the present and the future. Therapy also focuses on developing new skills to handle one's emotions and relationships so as to decrease suffering and work more effectively towards the goals that you care deeply about.
I believe in a compassionate approach to therapy, working collaboratively to see inner and outer challenges in new ways so that you can have new choices in how you wish to them. Sometimes, it's useful to look to the past in therapy so as to change old patterns of thought, emotion and behavior in order to discover more liberating ways of being in the present and the future. Therapy also focuses on developing new skills to handle one's emotions and relationships so as to decrease suffering and work more effectively towards the goals that you care deeply about.
(703) 810-7112 View (703) 810-7112
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Ramla Aden
Pre-Licensed Professional, LRC
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20191
Ramla Aden is a Therapist in Virginia who graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor degree in Psychology with minor in communication. She completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Grand Canyon University. Ramla’s personal goal in life is to teach, educate, and guide clients on the importance of mental health and self-care, support with elimination of mental health taboos, and discrimination regarding therapy and medication along with encouraging positivity and self-acceptance.
Ramla Aden is a Therapist in Virginia who graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor degree in Psychology with minor in communication. She completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Grand Canyon University. Ramla’s personal goal in life is to teach, educate, and guide clients on the importance of mental health and self-care, support with elimination of mental health taboos, and discrimination regarding therapy and medication along with encouraging positivity and self-acceptance.
(571) 487-7772 View (571) 487-7772
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Five Timbers Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22031  (Online Only)
I have immediate availability! Book with me by clicking on my Website! / / Prior to working as a counselor, I worked in a demanding industry and understand the stresses that come with working a high-pressure job. I understand the importance of maintaining “work-life harmony” between family life, recreation, health, faith, and time on the job. These are the timbers, or beams, on which we build each layer of our lives. No person is an island and I believe in helping people build their natural support systems, which include family, friends, teammates, and colleagues to name a few.
I have immediate availability! Book with me by clicking on my Website! / / Prior to working as a counselor, I worked in a demanding industry and understand the stresses that come with working a high-pressure job. I understand the importance of maintaining “work-life harmony” between family life, recreation, health, faith, and time on the job. These are the timbers, or beams, on which we build each layer of our lives. No person is an island and I believe in helping people build their natural support systems, which include family, friends, teammates, and colleagues to name a few.
(571) 427-0680 View (571) 427-0680
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Danielle M Causley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
Are you concerned that your child is worrying too much or their sadness is overwhelming them? It is painful to see your child nervous, isolated, unhappy, and alone. You may be worried that your teen is hurting but they will not open up to you. You know your teen should be active and engaged in a social life but they spend most of their time at home or on their electronic devices. Maybe your home life has become stressful and consumed with conflict and stress. You are sure that therapy is a good idea but you have no idea on how to convince them to try it out.
Are you concerned that your child is worrying too much or their sadness is overwhelming them? It is painful to see your child nervous, isolated, unhappy, and alone. You may be worried that your teen is hurting but they will not open up to you. You know your teen should be active and engaged in a social life but they spend most of their time at home or on their electronic devices. Maybe your home life has become stressful and consumed with conflict and stress. You are sure that therapy is a good idea but you have no idea on how to convince them to try it out.
(571) 620-6734 View (571) 620-6734
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Matthew Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I have been in the psychology/counseling field since 2002. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Commonwealth of Virginia, National Certified Counselor (NCC). As a former NCAA D1 athlete, I feel strongly that exercise is an important component to a healthy mind, body, and soul. I have a sharp interest incorporating this philosophy in my workings as a licensed mental health therapist. I currently am a therapist in McLean, Va working for Ryan Counseling, PLLC. I was nominated and featured in 2012, 2014, 2017, 2022 Northern Virginia Magazine "Top Doctors."
I have been in the psychology/counseling field since 2002. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Commonwealth of Virginia, National Certified Counselor (NCC). As a former NCAA D1 athlete, I feel strongly that exercise is an important component to a healthy mind, body, and soul. I have a sharp interest incorporating this philosophy in my workings as a licensed mental health therapist. I currently am a therapist in McLean, Va working for Ryan Counseling, PLLC. I was nominated and featured in 2012, 2014, 2017, 2022 Northern Virginia Magazine "Top Doctors."
(703) 291-1738 View (703) 291-1738
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Sarah Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22315  (Online Only)
Do you often feel stuck in life but can’t pinpoint what is holding you back? Are you curious or confused about certain behaviors, emotions, or reactions that you are having? Are you motivated to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and figure out your “why”? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, New York, Maryland, and DC with a passion for working with adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, past trauma, and current life stressors.
Do you often feel stuck in life but can’t pinpoint what is holding you back? Are you curious or confused about certain behaviors, emotions, or reactions that you are having? Are you motivated to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and figure out your “why”? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, New York, Maryland, and DC with a passion for working with adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, past trauma, and current life stressors.
(703) 952-5352 View (703) 952-5352

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Number of Therapists in Fairfax County, VA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Fairfax County, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Cigna and Evernorth
59% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Fairfax County, VA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fairfax County?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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