Therapists in Fairfax Station, VA

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Mary Guckert Psychologist
PhD
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Are you feeling stuck and having a hard time getting back on track? Maybe you are someone with big goals and dreams, but you're having a hard time executing a plan and designing accountability to reach your full potential. I specialize in life and executive skills coaching that helps you be the best version of you. I design coaching to help you develop self-awareness of obstacles that get in the way and act as a non-biased sounding board to help you address how to overcome them. As your coach, I am your accountability partner, holding you accountable to stay on track with the action plans you design to reach your life goals.
Are you feeling stuck and having a hard time getting back on track? Maybe you are someone with big goals and dreams, but you're having a hard time executing a plan and designing accountability to reach your full potential. I specialize in life and executive skills coaching that helps you be the best version of you. I design coaching to help you develop self-awareness of obstacles that get in the way and act as a non-biased sounding board to help you address how to overcome them. As your coach, I am your accountability partner, holding you accountable to stay on track with the action plans you design to reach your life goals.
(703) 343-9066 View (703) 343-9066
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Lisa G Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST, CSCT
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
It's not easy to reach out for help, I am impressed by your courage! I've no doubt that by now, you've already tried numerous times and ways to make the changes in your life you long for. I have over 30 years' experience helping individual adults and couples succeed in getting past their familiar "stuck points," and experience a new sense of motivation, joy, and connection. Whether you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, weighed down with sadness or grief, or have asked yourself "Is this as good as it gets?" about your relationship, marriage, or sex life, I can help bring new vision, energy, hope, and movement to your life!
It's not easy to reach out for help, I am impressed by your courage! I've no doubt that by now, you've already tried numerous times and ways to make the changes in your life you long for. I have over 30 years' experience helping individual adults and couples succeed in getting past their familiar "stuck points," and experience a new sense of motivation, joy, and connection. Whether you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, weighed down with sadness or grief, or have asked yourself "Is this as good as it gets?" about your relationship, marriage, or sex life, I can help bring new vision, energy, hope, and movement to your life!
(571) 248-7861 View (571) 248-7861
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Linda Kline-Lau
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-TLMH
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
I offer a therapeutic modality called Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with an organization called Journey Clinical. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. I take on the psychotherapy portion of the experience, while Journey Clinical’s medical team supports you on all medical aspects. This includes determining eligibility, developing a custom treatment plan, prescribing the medicine and monitoring outcomes.
I offer a therapeutic modality called Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with an organization called Journey Clinical. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. I take on the psychotherapy portion of the experience, while Journey Clinical’s medical team supports you on all medical aspects. This includes determining eligibility, developing a custom treatment plan, prescribing the medicine and monitoring outcomes.
(571) 536-7138 View (571) 536-7138
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Julie M Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed, difficulty making decisions? Sadness or anxiety ruling your life? Relationship struggles - with your partner or family? Traumatic memories keeping you stuck? Separation, divorce or even retirement challenging you to find the 'new normal?' Loss or grief causing a hole in your heart? Sometimes everything we know just isn't enough - perhaps psychotherapy can help. Learn new skills, insights and perceptions; navigate through the angst while strengthening your inner resilience.
Feeling overwhelmed, difficulty making decisions? Sadness or anxiety ruling your life? Relationship struggles - with your partner or family? Traumatic memories keeping you stuck? Separation, divorce or even retirement challenging you to find the 'new normal?' Loss or grief causing a hole in your heart? Sometimes everything we know just isn't enough - perhaps psychotherapy can help. Learn new skills, insights and perceptions; navigate through the angst while strengthening your inner resilience.
(703) 454-5315 View (703) 454-5315
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Marianne A. Galassi
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
I love to help others be a better version of themselves and obtain the emotional and spiritual freedom to live a more abundant and purposeful life.
I love to help others be a better version of themselves and obtain the emotional and spiritual freedom to live a more abundant and purposeful life.
(703) 783-3341 View (703) 783-3341
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Deborah Leah Rotter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCCH, BCD
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Currently, my practice is full and I cannot accept new clients. I have 30 years' experience successfully helping people with depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, low self-esteem, relationship and many other issues. I am trained in several therapy modalities including mindfullness-based cognitive behavioral, clinical hypnotherapy, and traditional talk therapy. Using knowledge in brain science and mind/body connection, I can teach you simple techniques for immediate emotional and/or physical relief as well as help with stress, chronic fatique, and fibromyalgia.
Currently, my practice is full and I cannot accept new clients. I have 30 years' experience successfully helping people with depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, low self-esteem, relationship and many other issues. I am trained in several therapy modalities including mindfullness-based cognitive behavioral, clinical hypnotherapy, and traditional talk therapy. Using knowledge in brain science and mind/body connection, I can teach you simple techniques for immediate emotional and/or physical relief as well as help with stress, chronic fatique, and fibromyalgia.
(703) 468-8587 View (703) 468-8587
Rita A Schulte
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
The heart of my approach to counseling centers on relationship.In my opinion, the counseling relationship becomes the foundation for meaningful change; a conduit of hope and healing for those who have been wounded. As I welcome a new client, I am primarily interested in creating a safe base and secure haven of trust from which to work. Facing our struggles and confronting our issues can be painful at times. My commitment to my clients is to walk alongside them through the struggles they are currently facing and teach them more adaptive ways to manage their lives.
The heart of my approach to counseling centers on relationship.In my opinion, the counseling relationship becomes the foundation for meaningful change; a conduit of hope and healing for those who have been wounded. As I welcome a new client, I am primarily interested in creating a safe base and secure haven of trust from which to work. Facing our struggles and confronting our issues can be painful at times. My commitment to my clients is to walk alongside them through the struggles they are currently facing and teach them more adaptive ways to manage their lives.
(540) 986-4101 View (540) 986-4101
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Weekend Marriage Counseling Intensives
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Located in Lynchburg. Hi, I'm Chuck Rodgers, the founder and one of the therapists at our Center. I became frustrated with traditional 45 minute sessions & grew tired of seeing my clients leave frustrated & hurting at the end of yet one more session that drug therapy out week after week. Thus so, I decided that I was going to do it differently. Because of this I have narrowed my focus to working in 1 & 2 Day Intensive formats and have now made it available on the weekend. Marriage Trouble? Let's do a weekend and change that...
Located in Lynchburg. Hi, I'm Chuck Rodgers, the founder and one of the therapists at our Center. I became frustrated with traditional 45 minute sessions & grew tired of seeing my clients leave frustrated & hurting at the end of yet one more session that drug therapy out week after week. Thus so, I decided that I was going to do it differently. Because of this I have narrowed my focus to working in 1 & 2 Day Intensive formats and have now made it available on the weekend. Marriage Trouble? Let's do a weekend and change that...
(434) 253-4216 View (434) 253-4216
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Angela Luzio Boone
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and I see children, adolescents, adults, and couples in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. I work with individuals and families working through trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. In addition, I often see children suffering from low self-esteem, ADHD and other behavioral struggles. I offer a holistic approach working with both individuals and sometimes their families to provide the best care and outcomes for those in need. Working with parents is usually an important piece to helping a child.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and I see children, adolescents, adults, and couples in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. I work with individuals and families working through trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. In addition, I often see children suffering from low self-esteem, ADHD and other behavioral struggles. I offer a holistic approach working with both individuals and sometimes their families to provide the best care and outcomes for those in need. Working with parents is usually an important piece to helping a child.
(703) 582-8858 View (703) 582-8858
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Mary Yost
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
Mary is a licensed therapist who has spent years treating individuals for a variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Mary’s goal is to help her clients better understand themselves in order to achieve lasting change.
Mary is a licensed therapist who has spent years treating individuals for a variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Mary’s goal is to help her clients better understand themselves in order to achieve lasting change.
(571) 931-2162 View (571) 931-2162
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Patricia M Hudak
BBA, CPC, PCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
My 15 years of working with students and parents have given me a deep and personal understanding of how an ADHD or executive dysfunction (EF) diagnosis affects all aspects of a student's life. As a Certified Coach, there is nothing more satisfying to me than to see a student's self-esteem rise as he or she develops skills to overcome tremendous obstacles such as difficulty focusing, procrastination, disorganization, or the inability to set priorities. I am especially proud of my students who, as their confidence grew, became comfortable being their own advocate -- and the pride they felt at achieving such a major accomplishment!
My 15 years of working with students and parents have given me a deep and personal understanding of how an ADHD or executive dysfunction (EF) diagnosis affects all aspects of a student's life. As a Certified Coach, there is nothing more satisfying to me than to see a student's self-esteem rise as he or she develops skills to overcome tremendous obstacles such as difficulty focusing, procrastination, disorganization, or the inability to set priorities. I am especially proud of my students who, as their confidence grew, became comfortable being their own advocate -- and the pride they felt at achieving such a major accomplishment!
(703) 455-6236 View (703) 455-6236
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Claire Bartick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
As a Clinical Psychologist, I specialize in psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. People often come to me because, despite their efforts to change, they end up in the same cycles...cycles of anxiety, depression, disordered eating, relationship struggles, isolation, procrastination, workaholism...the list goes on and on. People often wonder "why can't I just change?" These cycles of behavior are driven by our life experiences and sense of ourself and others. Together, we will explore these ideas so that you can begin to create newer positive cycles of peace, calm, joy, contentment, intimacy, health, and fulfillment.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I specialize in psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. People often come to me because, despite their efforts to change, they end up in the same cycles...cycles of anxiety, depression, disordered eating, relationship struggles, isolation, procrastination, workaholism...the list goes on and on. People often wonder "why can't I just change?" These cycles of behavior are driven by our life experiences and sense of ourself and others. Together, we will explore these ideas so that you can begin to create newer positive cycles of peace, calm, joy, contentment, intimacy, health, and fulfillment.
(571) 217-5726 View (571) 217-5726
Anthony R DiFrancesco
Psychologist, PhD, PC
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
As a Clinical Psychologist I enjoy working with the entire life span. It gives me a unique perspective and understanding of what challenges occur at different stages of life whether it's a child/adolescent/young adult making changes for the future or an older adult working through childhood experiences or traumas. For healing to occur it is critical to understand how past patterns of coping and beliefs are an active part of our current lives. Practical reflection and problem solving is an integral part of my treatment. I have been in private practice in Prince William County since 1988.
As a Clinical Psychologist I enjoy working with the entire life span. It gives me a unique perspective and understanding of what challenges occur at different stages of life whether it's a child/adolescent/young adult making changes for the future or an older adult working through childhood experiences or traumas. For healing to occur it is critical to understand how past patterns of coping and beliefs are an active part of our current lives. Practical reflection and problem solving is an integral part of my treatment. I have been in private practice in Prince William County since 1988.
(703) 491-9701 View (703) 491-9701
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Patricia Pearson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, RPT,S
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Initially, therapy can help us learn skills to cope with our anxious or painful feelings. It can help us manage stressful situations and feel more stable. Then therapy provides a safe place where together we can dig deeper to discover the causes of our feelings. Through the therapeutic relationship we become aware. The awareness glares so bright that change is inevitable.
Initially, therapy can help us learn skills to cope with our anxious or painful feelings. It can help us manage stressful situations and feel more stable. Then therapy provides a safe place where together we can dig deeper to discover the causes of our feelings. Through the therapeutic relationship we become aware. The awareness glares so bright that change is inevitable.
(703) 940-9052 View (703) 940-9052
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Sharon W Hoover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
I welcome you to discover if you and I are the right fit. I provide therapy to Individuals and Young Adults who are dealing with transitions that have become overwhelming. I will walk with you to find how you can move from feelings of anxiety or depression to uncovering new hope and strength. Communication and connection with those we relate to most closely are challenged during times of stress and change. Our minds, bodies and spirits are affected. I respectfully listen to all these parts of you, and I will work with you to pursue new health and wholeness.
I welcome you to discover if you and I are the right fit. I provide therapy to Individuals and Young Adults who are dealing with transitions that have become overwhelming. I will walk with you to find how you can move from feelings of anxiety or depression to uncovering new hope and strength. Communication and connection with those we relate to most closely are challenged during times of stress and change. Our minds, bodies and spirits are affected. I respectfully listen to all these parts of you, and I will work with you to pursue new health and wholeness.
(571) 200-4071 View (571) 200-4071
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Lucy Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, angry or confused.... If your relationships are not working well.... If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.... If you are concerned about your child, teen, or young adult child.... These are some of the concerns that I work with clients to resolve every day. I will work with you to better understand the difficulty you are having and come up with strategies and solutions to improve your situation.
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, angry or confused.... If your relationships are not working well.... If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.... If you are concerned about your child, teen, or young adult child.... These are some of the concerns that I work with clients to resolve every day. I will work with you to better understand the difficulty you are having and come up with strategies and solutions to improve your situation.
(540) 986-4183 View (540) 986-4183
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Dr. Michele L Kielty
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACC
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Are you a successful person whose life seems great from the outside, but on the inside you are struggling? Are you wondering "is this all there is?" after working so hard to achieve your goals? Are you going through a transition or looking to make changes in your life? Are you ready to get unstuck from thoughts and behaviors that are dragging you down and feel a spark of joy again? You have come to the right place. Sometimes talk therapy is not enough and strategic techniques are needed to create a better future. With 20+ years of experience as a Ph.D. trained therapist and coach, I can help you create lasting results starting now.
Are you a successful person whose life seems great from the outside, but on the inside you are struggling? Are you wondering "is this all there is?" after working so hard to achieve your goals? Are you going through a transition or looking to make changes in your life? Are you ready to get unstuck from thoughts and behaviors that are dragging you down and feel a spark of joy again? You have come to the right place. Sometimes talk therapy is not enough and strategic techniques are needed to create a better future. With 20+ years of experience as a Ph.D. trained therapist and coach, I can help you create lasting results starting now.
(540) 495-1708 View (540) 495-1708
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Andrea Shipley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
Reclaim your life! You're sick of feeling unfulfilled, stressed, and tired. You're losing sight of the deeper meaning in life ... ignoring the spiritual or creative calling inside you. You do your best to live well and take care of your loved ones, but right now you’re feeling like you need help to heal yourself. Now is the time to refocus on your own wellbeing and growth. When you're joyful and healthy, you can do better in every area. Self-care and emotional resilience are essential to reclaiming good health after burnout. Therapy can help you heal and grow into your best self. Reach out to schedule a free consultation today.
Reclaim your life! You're sick of feeling unfulfilled, stressed, and tired. You're losing sight of the deeper meaning in life ... ignoring the spiritual or creative calling inside you. You do your best to live well and take care of your loved ones, but right now you’re feeling like you need help to heal yourself. Now is the time to refocus on your own wellbeing and growth. When you're joyful and healthy, you can do better in every area. Self-care and emotional resilience are essential to reclaiming good health after burnout. Therapy can help you heal and grow into your best self. Reach out to schedule a free consultation today.
(804) 331-2930 View (804) 331-2930
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Joni Joseph, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients I have a passion for helping people feel better. I offer a warm, empathic, nonjudgmental approach to treating my clients & always start where my client is at. I am client centered & recognize that every person is unique. Clients have often told me that they feel comfortable opening up to me as they find me down to earth & relatable. You are in charge of your therapy. In other words, if you need me to give you guidance I can. If you need me to be a sounding board, I will. If you need pure emotional support I will provide that for you, and if you need constructive problem solving we can work on that together.
Accepting New Clients I have a passion for helping people feel better. I offer a warm, empathic, nonjudgmental approach to treating my clients & always start where my client is at. I am client centered & recognize that every person is unique. Clients have often told me that they feel comfortable opening up to me as they find me down to earth & relatable. You are in charge of your therapy. In other words, if you need me to give you guidance I can. If you need me to be a sounding board, I will. If you need pure emotional support I will provide that for you, and if you need constructive problem solving we can work on that together.
(571) 200-1684 View (571) 200-1684
Photo of Racheal Machaka, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairfax Station, VA
Racheal Machaka
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Navigating through life's challenges and transitions can be overwhelming and therapy provides a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Learn new ways of looking at the world and identify areas of growth and healthy coping techniques to utilize. My name is Racheal and i am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more that 7+ yrs of experience. I work with young adults, adults and adolescents with a range of challenges to include , anxiety, self harm, depression, ADD , ADHD , life stressors, relationship challenges, low self esteem, women's issues i.e PMDD and pregnancy loss, work stressors and challenging family dynamics.
Navigating through life's challenges and transitions can be overwhelming and therapy provides a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Learn new ways of looking at the world and identify areas of growth and healthy coping techniques to utilize. My name is Racheal and i am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more that 7+ yrs of experience. I work with young adults, adults and adolescents with a range of challenges to include , anxiety, self harm, depression, ADD , ADHD , life stressors, relationship challenges, low self esteem, women's issues i.e PMDD and pregnancy loss, work stressors and challenging family dynamics.
(571) 931-2972 View (571) 931-2972

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Number of Therapists in Fairfax Station, VA

40+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Fairfax Station, VA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
85% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Grief
70% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Aetna
44% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fairfax Station, VA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fairfax Station?

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.