Therapists in Frederick County, VA

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Photo of Aaron M. Clark, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Frederick County, VA
Aaron M. Clark, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655  (Online Only)
The journey of finding a therapist can be difficult and frustrating at times. You may ask yourself, "do I really need to talk with someone?" Coming to the realization that you may need to talk to some one is challenging . Taking that first step in searching, for someone, to talk to is moving in the direction, of finding peace, hope and healing.
The journey of finding a therapist can be difficult and frustrating at times. You may ask yourself, "do I really need to talk with someone?" Coming to the realization that you may need to talk to some one is challenging . Taking that first step in searching, for someone, to talk to is moving in the direction, of finding peace, hope and healing.
(540) 905-4195 View (540) 905-4195
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Colette Giovanniello LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Winchester, VA 22603  (Online Only)
No matter where your path leads you the opportunity to heal is a gift. I have devoted my life to understanding the art and science of Clinical Psychotherapy. We get one chance in this lifetime let the healing begin today. It is never too late to learn how to trust, communicate, and love yourself again. Your life matters, family matters, financial stability matters, your friends matter, animals, and career. Live your truth, forgive forget, move on, and heal. Love and light are yours to hold forever. cagmft@gmail.com, or call at (360)703-7171 FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY !
No matter where your path leads you the opportunity to heal is a gift. I have devoted my life to understanding the art and science of Clinical Psychotherapy. We get one chance in this lifetime let the healing begin today. It is never too late to learn how to trust, communicate, and love yourself again. Your life matters, family matters, financial stability matters, your friends matter, animals, and career. Live your truth, forgive forget, move on, and heal. Love and light are yours to hold forever. cagmft@gmail.com, or call at (360)703-7171 FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY !
(703) 291-1490 View (703) 291-1490
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Kelly M. Copley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Winchester, VA 22602
Not accepting new clients
It is not easy to ask for help, but in working with me you will find a safe, compassionate, and accepting space that fosters growth and personal development. For over 14 years now, I’ve had the honor, privilege, and opportunity to use my training, skills, and experience to try to make a positive difference in the lives of many people, from many different walks of life. By meeting people where they are, and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up. I help my clients turn difficulties into opportunities for personal growth and a more satisfying and rewarding life through promoting positive change.
It is not easy to ask for help, but in working with me you will find a safe, compassionate, and accepting space that fosters growth and personal development. For over 14 years now, I’ve had the honor, privilege, and opportunity to use my training, skills, and experience to try to make a positive difference in the lives of many people, from many different walks of life. By meeting people where they are, and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up. I help my clients turn difficulties into opportunities for personal growth and a more satisfying and rewarding life through promoting positive change.
(540) 425-3089 View (540) 425-3089
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Brittany Sager-Heinrichs
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CCTP, CAADC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655  (Online Only)
Making the first step towards counseling shows courage and commitment to your wellbeing, but can also create feelings of vulnerability. I believe finding a counselor you genuinely connect with and trust is key for making progress on your goals. My priority is honoring and empowering you to steer our work. You may carry feelings of hesitation, fear, sadness, or just sheer exhaustion in your day-to-day. Together, we can tune into what those look like for you. I specialize in counseling adults in early and middle adulthood struggling with anxiety, depression, life adjustments, trauma recovery, or addiction issues.
Making the first step towards counseling shows courage and commitment to your wellbeing, but can also create feelings of vulnerability. I believe finding a counselor you genuinely connect with and trust is key for making progress on your goals. My priority is honoring and empowering you to steer our work. You may carry feelings of hesitation, fear, sadness, or just sheer exhaustion in your day-to-day. Together, we can tune into what those look like for you. I specialize in counseling adults in early and middle adulthood struggling with anxiety, depression, life adjustments, trauma recovery, or addiction issues.
(540) 713-2339 View (540) 713-2339
Photo of Tracy Knight, Licensed Professional Counselor in Frederick County, VA
Tracy Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winchester, VA 22602
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with grief, sadness, or depression? Do you feel like it takes extra effort to get things accomplished, or just to get through the day? Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety about everything, or have trouble obtaining adequate sleep? Things can get better, but it is hard to do it alone. I am so thankful that you have chosen to reach out for support. I am a LPC specializing in work with adults. Therapy can be enlightening and transformative when you are paired with the right therapist for you.
Are you struggling with grief, sadness, or depression? Do you feel like it takes extra effort to get things accomplished, or just to get through the day? Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety about everything, or have trouble obtaining adequate sleep? Things can get better, but it is hard to do it alone. I am so thankful that you have chosen to reach out for support. I am a LPC specializing in work with adults. Therapy can be enlightening and transformative when you are paired with the right therapist for you.
(540) 831-3982 View (540) 831-3982
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Lillian Cecile Gebert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, VA 22645  (Online Only)
Important to functioning in a healthy manner as a human being is the fulfillment of the need to trust and feel safe. Many experiences in life can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness, mistrust of self and others, including God or a Higher Power. Fear, resentment and anger contribute to our sense of disconnect. Connection to nurturing, kind and loving relationships are important for healthy functioning. Human beings need to have a sense of belonging, feel they are important to others and are able to accept support from others. Interdependence is the goal.
Important to functioning in a healthy manner as a human being is the fulfillment of the need to trust and feel safe. Many experiences in life can contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness, mistrust of self and others, including God or a Higher Power. Fear, resentment and anger contribute to our sense of disconnect. Connection to nurturing, kind and loving relationships are important for healthy functioning. Human beings need to have a sense of belonging, feel they are important to others and are able to accept support from others. Interdependence is the goal.
(540) 364-5161 View (540) 364-5161
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Limulus Life Solutions LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655  (Online Only)
Are you having difficulty feeling satisfied? Living life to its fullest potential? Are you in need of guidance in relationships/career, and/or feeling life is not exactly what you had imagined it to be? We all experience periods of time in life when we feel more challenged in coping and feeling satisfied. I want to help! With 20+ years of experience working with students, adults, families, and all of the dynamics that are part of living a fulfilled life, I offer individual, couples, and family counseling services utilizing an eclectic pragmatic approach for my clients. I work with teens to seniors with many specialty areas. Call me!
Are you having difficulty feeling satisfied? Living life to its fullest potential? Are you in need of guidance in relationships/career, and/or feeling life is not exactly what you had imagined it to be? We all experience periods of time in life when we feel more challenged in coping and feeling satisfied. I want to help! With 20+ years of experience working with students, adults, families, and all of the dynamics that are part of living a fulfilled life, I offer individual, couples, and family counseling services utilizing an eclectic pragmatic approach for my clients. I work with teens to seniors with many specialty areas. Call me!
(540) 384-4299 View (540) 384-4299
Photo of Ellie Hoptman Moran, Licensed Professional Counselor in Frederick County, VA
Ellie Hoptman Moran
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stephenson, VA 22656  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor with a specialty in child/adolescence, emerging adults, and family counseling. I also provide parent coaching and individual therapy. I have worked with issues including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harming, mood disorders, personality disorders, couples issues, family system issues, life adjustments, grief and loss, ADHD, and more. I have worked with adoption issues, divorce difficulties, and many different types of families and parenting. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to help understand their individual needs and working towards their personal goals.
I am a licensed professional counselor with a specialty in child/adolescence, emerging adults, and family counseling. I also provide parent coaching and individual therapy. I have worked with issues including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harming, mood disorders, personality disorders, couples issues, family system issues, life adjustments, grief and loss, ADHD, and more. I have worked with adoption issues, divorce difficulties, and many different types of families and parenting. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to help understand their individual needs and working towards their personal goals.
(434) 226-5529 View (434) 226-5529
Photo of Lauren Hepler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Frederick County, VA
Lauren Hepler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winchester, VA 22603  (Online Only)
Are you a woman who has found yourself feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, or worried? Are you looking for support to help you cope with not feeling like yourself, low self-esteem, anxiety, parenting stress, unhealthy drinking habits, or life as a newly postpartum mom? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Psychotherapy for Women is the right place for you. Whether it's life stressors, limited support, relationships and parenting, pregnancy, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, worry, or changes in mood, Psychotherapy for Women is here to help.
Are you a woman who has found yourself feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, or worried? Are you looking for support to help you cope with not feeling like yourself, low self-esteem, anxiety, parenting stress, unhealthy drinking habits, or life as a newly postpartum mom? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Psychotherapy for Women is the right place for you. Whether it's life stressors, limited support, relationships and parenting, pregnancy, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, worry, or changes in mood, Psychotherapy for Women is here to help.
(540) 274-0616 View (540) 274-0616
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Peace of Mind: Therapeutic Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Winchester, VA 22602
Not accepting new clients
Personal growth and a life fulfilled is what most people strive to achieve in this lifetime. But personal growth is NOT with out challenge.... Have you experienced a major life event such as the death of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce or retirement? Are you thinking...how do I create a "New Normal"? .... Are you feeling overwhelmed... don't know where to begin? Are you pondering if your emotional responses could be hindering a better life choice or change? When exploring your values and priorities...are they truly YOUR choices or are you trying to fulfill a role and please others?
Personal growth and a life fulfilled is what most people strive to achieve in this lifetime. But personal growth is NOT with out challenge.... Have you experienced a major life event such as the death of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce or retirement? Are you thinking...how do I create a "New Normal"? .... Are you feeling overwhelmed... don't know where to begin? Are you pondering if your emotional responses could be hindering a better life choice or change? When exploring your values and priorities...are they truly YOUR choices or are you trying to fulfill a role and please others?
(540) 252-3592 View (540) 252-3592
Photo of Jane Brajkovich, Licensed Professional Counselor in Frederick County, VA
Jane Brajkovich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Winchester, VA 22602  (Online Only)
I am only accepting clients for online sessions and Art Therapy Groups at this time. I am compassionate and nonjudgmental and will offer the support you need to overcome life's difficulties. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I have experience with a wide array of healing modalities. Together we can find the approach that works best for you. I utilize a holistic counseling approach and one of my gifts is listening and responding with my heart. I believe that counseling can help you live a life that you love.
I am only accepting clients for online sessions and Art Therapy Groups at this time. I am compassionate and nonjudgmental and will offer the support you need to overcome life's difficulties. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I have experience with a wide array of healing modalities. Together we can find the approach that works best for you. I utilize a holistic counseling approach and one of my gifts is listening and responding with my heart. I believe that counseling can help you live a life that you love.
(540) 202-2130 View (540) 202-2130
Photo of Andrea Ernst, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Frederick County, VA
Andrea Ernst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Waitlist for new clients
Have you noticed your child, tween, or teen is isolating more? Expressing self-doubt and poor self-esteem? Feeling sad or angry? Not spending time with friends or feeling left out? Perhaps they have been arguing with you more or having anger outbursts at home? Changes in school, friends, or home life can cause worries or changes in their mood. As a teen or young adult, have you been feeling this way?
Have you noticed your child, tween, or teen is isolating more? Expressing self-doubt and poor self-esteem? Feeling sad or angry? Not spending time with friends or feeling left out? Perhaps they have been arguing with you more or having anger outbursts at home? Changes in school, friends, or home life can cause worries or changes in their mood. As a teen or young adult, have you been feeling this way?
(540) 572-7561 View (540) 572-7561
Brenda T Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Together the client and I chart a treatment plan that supports the client in using their skills and my knowledge. I am currently working with PTSD and the effects of early trauma on adult functioning. I am also now able to offer LCSW supervision for licensure in the state of Virginia. My experience includes general mental health, workplace issues, marriage counseling, adolescent issues, schools issues, and drug and alcohol assessment and treatment.
Together the client and I chart a treatment plan that supports the client in using their skills and my knowledge. I am currently working with PTSD and the effects of early trauma on adult functioning. I am also now able to offer LCSW supervision for licensure in the state of Virginia. My experience includes general mental health, workplace issues, marriage counseling, adolescent issues, schools issues, and drug and alcohol assessment and treatment.
(540) 657-3162 View (540) 657-3162
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Allissa Phillips-Scardino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655  (Online Only)
Hello , I am a License Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW). I have experience working with adults, children and families managing illness, life transitions, depression, anxiety and many other issues. I have a passion for supporting my clients in reaching their goals toward self-improvement. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities , including client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy and Mindfulness. Assisting others to take control of their lives, become the best version of themselves, is something I take pride in
Hello , I am a License Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW). I have experience working with adults, children and families managing illness, life transitions, depression, anxiety and many other issues. I have a passion for supporting my clients in reaching their goals toward self-improvement. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities , including client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy and Mindfulness. Assisting others to take control of their lives, become the best version of themselves, is something I take pride in
(540) 889-3313 View (540) 889-3313
Photo of Maureen McGowan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Frederick County, VA
Maureen McGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stephens City, VA 22655
Does self-doubt rob you of feeling a sense of contentment and stability you desire? Do feelings of shame obstruct your ability to feel worthy of a loving relationship with yourself and others? Are self-esteem and confidence drowned out by nagging thoughts of: "I'm not good enough", "I'm a failure", "I'm not worthy of love"? Life transitions and unexpected events can resurface embedded and unresolved traumas that stick with us and impact our emotional health later in life. Consequently you may find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety and disconnection, unable to find a sense of peace and balance.
Does self-doubt rob you of feeling a sense of contentment and stability you desire? Do feelings of shame obstruct your ability to feel worthy of a loving relationship with yourself and others? Are self-esteem and confidence drowned out by nagging thoughts of: "I'm not good enough", "I'm a failure", "I'm not worthy of love"? Life transitions and unexpected events can resurface embedded and unresolved traumas that stick with us and impact our emotional health later in life. Consequently you may find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety and disconnection, unable to find a sense of peace and balance.
(540) 779-1721 View (540) 779-1721
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Sacred Circle Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winchester, VA 22602
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from family and friends? Do you catch yourself thinking, “I’m not good enough or unloveable,” and constantly putting everyone else's needs above your own? Maybe you don’t even know what your needs are! Have bad things happened to you or your loved ones, and it seems like too much to deal with on your own? You might wonder, “Do other people feel this miserable?” Now more than ever, families, couples, and individuals are experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression about the struggles they are facing in their everyday lives.
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from family and friends? Do you catch yourself thinking, “I’m not good enough or unloveable,” and constantly putting everyone else's needs above your own? Maybe you don’t even know what your needs are! Have bad things happened to you or your loved ones, and it seems like too much to deal with on your own? You might wonder, “Do other people feel this miserable?” Now more than ever, families, couples, and individuals are experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression about the struggles they are facing in their everyday lives.
(540) 453-8635 View (540) 453-8635
Photo of Paula J Hamm, Licensed Professional Counselor in Frederick County, VA
Paula J Hamm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Winchester, VA 22602  (Online Only)
Running, running, running to where do I ask? Running away from painful feelings is often a compromised solution to painful feelings. Pain and Suffering is the portal to emotional maturity. No one is spared suffering but it is how we choose to make meaning out of loss that makes the difference between thriving or a life of bitterness and defeat. Intentional committment to understanding your unique narrative is the task I can help you with. Together we will identify the patterns of behavior, and intense emotional feelings that dysregulate your emotions. Please visit and contact me through my website; PaulaJHamm.com and send request
Running, running, running to where do I ask? Running away from painful feelings is often a compromised solution to painful feelings. Pain and Suffering is the portal to emotional maturity. No one is spared suffering but it is how we choose to make meaning out of loss that makes the difference between thriving or a life of bitterness and defeat. Intentional committment to understanding your unique narrative is the task I can help you with. Together we will identify the patterns of behavior, and intense emotional feelings that dysregulate your emotions. Please visit and contact me through my website; PaulaJHamm.com and send request
(703) 457-8940 View (703) 457-8940
Photo of Laura Sutton, Resident in Counseling in Frederick County, VA
Laura Sutton
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Winchester, VA 22603
Waitlist for new clients
I believe everyone is capable of living a life that brings them joy, happiness, and purpose- whatever that may mean to them. Too often, however, we are carrying the weight of stress, trauma, grief, regret, and shame with us as we try to push forward. Whether the effects of this weight is obvious, or you have adapted your life and identity to hide them, you deserve to be free to live your life in good health, with hope and happiness.
I believe everyone is capable of living a life that brings them joy, happiness, and purpose- whatever that may mean to them. Too often, however, we are carrying the weight of stress, trauma, grief, regret, and shame with us as we try to push forward. Whether the effects of this weight is obvious, or you have adapted your life and identity to hide them, you deserve to be free to live your life in good health, with hope and happiness.
(540) 329-2686 View (540) 329-2686
Photo of Hope Wisler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Frederick County, VA
Hope Wisler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stephens City, VA 22655
You are deserving of support & nurturing. If you are experiencing pain, stress, or just don't feel like yourself anymore please know that help is available. If you are seeking to interrupt and heal generational cycles of trauma and stress in your life then I'm here for you. Each person has the power to significantly change the trajectory of their life & positively impact the lives of their family and community. I've also completed specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and can support new parents and parents to be.
You are deserving of support & nurturing. If you are experiencing pain, stress, or just don't feel like yourself anymore please know that help is available. If you are seeking to interrupt and heal generational cycles of trauma and stress in your life then I'm here for you. Each person has the power to significantly change the trajectory of their life & positively impact the lives of their family and community. I've also completed specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and can support new parents and parents to be.
(540) 215-8560 View (540) 215-8560
Photo of Karen Stefano, Counselor in Frederick County, VA
Karen Stefano
Counselor, MA, LPC, CBT, NCC
Verified Verified
Winchester, VA 22602
I am an artist and practicing License Professional Counselor and Bio-energetic Analyst. I have trained extensively in psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and analytic somatic psychotherapy and bio-energetics. A trained sculptor and painter, I also draw on the synergy of expressive arts and counseling. Working with individuals, couples and groups - my approach is somatic, existential, and influenced by Jungian ideas. I also work extensively with the Jungian practice of Active Imagination.
I am an artist and practicing License Professional Counselor and Bio-energetic Analyst. I have trained extensively in psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and analytic somatic psychotherapy and bio-energetics. A trained sculptor and painter, I also draw on the synergy of expressive arts and counseling. Working with individuals, couples and groups - my approach is somatic, existential, and influenced by Jungian ideas. I also work extensively with the Jungian practice of Active Imagination.
(540) 402-9728 View (540) 402-9728

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Number of Therapists in Frederick County, VA

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Frederick County, VA who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
89% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
74% Stress
72% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Anthem | Elevance
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Frederick County, VA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Frederick 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.