Therapists in Fredericksburg, VA

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Leslie Fenno Bruce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Not accepting new clients
Everyone comes to therapy for different reasons, and I feel each client I see is the expert on themselves. I seek to first listen to what brings them in before we plan together how to proceed. Everyone’s path is individual to them. I believe I provide an environment that is safe and compassionate to help you on your journey.
Everyone comes to therapy for different reasons, and I feel each client I see is the expert on themselves. I seek to first listen to what brings them in before we plan together how to proceed. Everyone’s path is individual to them. I believe I provide an environment that is safe and compassionate to help you on your journey.
(540) 388-6366 View (540) 388-6366
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Ashley Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Not accepting new clients
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced” - James Baldwin. I am a good old fashioned hardworking advocate and fighter for the people I support! Facing our problems involves bravery, it takes guts. I don’t know if I would have accomplished so far what I have- if I didn’t do what scares me! I would love to form a relationship built on trust, over time, and stand by your side as we tackle the things that are stealing your joy! You can feel confident with me that I don't give up and that I will get to know you as an individual. Your story is important!
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced” - James Baldwin. I am a good old fashioned hardworking advocate and fighter for the people I support! Facing our problems involves bravery, it takes guts. I don’t know if I would have accomplished so far what I have- if I didn’t do what scares me! I would love to form a relationship built on trust, over time, and stand by your side as we tackle the things that are stealing your joy! You can feel confident with me that I don't give up and that I will get to know you as an individual. Your story is important!
(434) 448-3843 View (434) 448-3843
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Kimberly Harris Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
I believe having healthy and whole relationships is the key to well-being and happiness. As a therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families in developing effective communication and in building meaningful connection. My approach is collaborative, practical, yet integrative, striving to help individuals utilize their strengths and understand their growing edges.
I believe having healthy and whole relationships is the key to well-being and happiness. As a therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families in developing effective communication and in building meaningful connection. My approach is collaborative, practical, yet integrative, striving to help individuals utilize their strengths and understand their growing edges.
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Sarah Kemp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
As a licensed professional counselor (LPC), Sarah utilizes her professional experiences, research knowledge, passion for neurobiology and behavioral influences in psychology, and time in academia to imbue her integrative approach to counseling. Sarah attained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Leadership, then she attained a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Sarah focuses her research on early intervention for mood and personality disorders as she works toward her doctorate in Psychology.
As a licensed professional counselor (LPC), Sarah utilizes her professional experiences, research knowledge, passion for neurobiology and behavioral influences in psychology, and time in academia to imbue her integrative approach to counseling. Sarah attained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Leadership, then she attained a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Sarah focuses her research on early intervention for mood and personality disorders as she works toward her doctorate in Psychology.
(540) 405-8567 View (540) 405-8567
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Yvonne-da Copeland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Hello! I have been a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist for 15 years. I specialize in working with issues like anger management, anxiety, depression, coping skills, and stress. I’ve worked with the general population, as well as specific groups such as veterans and those with severe mental illnesses. I use evidence-based techniques and incorporate Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, and more. Whether you’re grappling with the consequences of the pandemic, ever-present psychosocial stressors, or unresolved issues of the past, therapy can help.
Hello! I have been a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist for 15 years. I specialize in working with issues like anger management, anxiety, depression, coping skills, and stress. I’ve worked with the general population, as well as specific groups such as veterans and those with severe mental illnesses. I use evidence-based techniques and incorporate Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, and more. Whether you’re grappling with the consequences of the pandemic, ever-present psychosocial stressors, or unresolved issues of the past, therapy can help.
(571) 497-5661 View (571) 497-5661
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Online Counseling Services of Virginia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, OT, CALT
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22405  (Online Only)
Have your negative thoughts taken over? Have you been feeling sad or stressed while trying to keep it all together? Struggling with motivation? Are your relationships distant or full of conflict? Have you been feeling disconnected from those around you? Wanting to talk with someone but not knowing with whom, or how? Asking for help can be hard! Seeking therapy requires a great deal of strength and commitment and you have taken a great first step. We are going to guide you the rest of the way.
Have your negative thoughts taken over? Have you been feeling sad or stressed while trying to keep it all together? Struggling with motivation? Are your relationships distant or full of conflict? Have you been feeling disconnected from those around you? Wanting to talk with someone but not knowing with whom, or how? Asking for help can be hard! Seeking therapy requires a great deal of strength and commitment and you have taken a great first step. We are going to guide you the rest of the way.
(540) 699-1767 View (540) 699-1767
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Sharon M Bixby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22405  (Online Only)
Sharon offers several years of experience, the fluid use of evidence-based practice, and compassionate care to help you find the skills, resources and support systems you need to thrive. Together we will assess your mental health concerns based both on your current struggles and historical information. Your concerns about your behaviors, emotions, personality and relationships will be treated and improved. Various therapies are used with a focus on attachment relationships. Focus areas include, mood disorders, anxiety, personality, trauma/PTSD and grief & loss. We will work in partnership based on trust, respect & non-judgment.
Sharon offers several years of experience, the fluid use of evidence-based practice, and compassionate care to help you find the skills, resources and support systems you need to thrive. Together we will assess your mental health concerns based both on your current struggles and historical information. Your concerns about your behaviors, emotions, personality and relationships will be treated and improved. Various therapies are used with a focus on attachment relationships. Focus areas include, mood disorders, anxiety, personality, trauma/PTSD and grief & loss. We will work in partnership based on trust, respect & non-judgment.
(540) 386-0554 View (540) 386-0554
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Alexis Ryan
NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22407  (Online Only)
Alexis Ryan is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with her Master’s of Science in Nursing acquired from Vanderbilt University’s No. 1 ranked program in the country. She combines expertise and evidence-based approaches to care with an unflagging commitment to compassion and kindness in order to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders with particular proficiency in mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Alexis utilizes psychotherapy, creates treatment plans, prescribes clinically-supported medications, and provides diagnostic clarity and education.
Alexis Ryan is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with her Master’s of Science in Nursing acquired from Vanderbilt University’s No. 1 ranked program in the country. She combines expertise and evidence-based approaches to care with an unflagging commitment to compassion and kindness in order to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders with particular proficiency in mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Alexis utilizes psychotherapy, creates treatment plans, prescribes clinically-supported medications, and provides diagnostic clarity and education.
(540) 501-5436 View (540) 501-5436
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Andreanna King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22401  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am grateful you stopped by and are considering my services during a vulnerable time in your life. I believe that we are shaped by each experience we have, the systems we interact with, and the relationships we engage in. Every individual is unique in their identities (race, gender, sexual orientation, Roles, culture, religion, etc.). Those identities are key factors in the individual’s view of the world and interaction within it. I am also a gender affirming therapist, and here to help anyone on their journey.
Welcome! I am grateful you stopped by and are considering my services during a vulnerable time in your life. I believe that we are shaped by each experience we have, the systems we interact with, and the relationships we engage in. Every individual is unique in their identities (race, gender, sexual orientation, Roles, culture, religion, etc.). Those identities are key factors in the individual’s view of the world and interaction within it. I am also a gender affirming therapist, and here to help anyone on their journey.
(540) 274-5626 View (540) 274-5626
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Helen Henrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22406  (Online Only)
I am an experienced clinical social worker with a specialty working with adults and families. I provide a safe place to discuss a number of problem areas including grief, trauma, relationship issues, stress, health issues, anxiety, and depression. I work with caregivers, both spouses and parents. I listen very well, offer direct feedback, and provide compassion and hope. I seek solutions and encourage the expression of thoughts and feelings.
I am an experienced clinical social worker with a specialty working with adults and families. I provide a safe place to discuss a number of problem areas including grief, trauma, relationship issues, stress, health issues, anxiety, and depression. I work with caregivers, both spouses and parents. I listen very well, offer direct feedback, and provide compassion and hope. I seek solutions and encourage the expression of thoughts and feelings.
(540) 264-3729 View (540) 264-3729
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Catherine Grace Brackett
Resident in Counseling, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22407  (Online Only)
In practice, I rely heavily on the notion that learning and growth cannot occur without safety and connection. I focus on building honest relationships with clients and have worked with children and adolescents as an educator and childcare provider for over fifteen years. I have extensive international experience with youth advocacy and support programs and have worked closely LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC adolescents and their caregivers and families. I aim to continue to understand the unique challenges faced by these communities and have a passion for multicultural counseling.
In practice, I rely heavily on the notion that learning and growth cannot occur without safety and connection. I focus on building honest relationships with clients and have worked with children and adolescents as an educator and childcare provider for over fifteen years. I have extensive international experience with youth advocacy and support programs and have worked closely LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC adolescents and their caregivers and families. I aim to continue to understand the unique challenges faced by these communities and have a passion for multicultural counseling.
(540) 306-5389 View (540) 306-5389
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Intuitive Counseling & Hypnotherapy Svcs, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC-S, NCC, NBCCH
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Waitlist for new clients
I help heal trauma. Deeply-rooted trauma. Trauma that might have changed you in your core, or perhaps trauma that affects your performance as an artist or athlete. You might have had experiences with talk-therapy and still feel "stuck" and unable to move past from those life-changing. With Brainspotting or Hypnotherapy, I can help "purge" through a lot of these issues from the inside-out. I am a Marine Corps veteran and I am humbled that you took the time to read my profile, so let's see how I can be helpful.
I help heal trauma. Deeply-rooted trauma. Trauma that might have changed you in your core, or perhaps trauma that affects your performance as an artist or athlete. You might have had experiences with talk-therapy and still feel "stuck" and unable to move past from those life-changing. With Brainspotting or Hypnotherapy, I can help "purge" through a lot of these issues from the inside-out. I am a Marine Corps veteran and I am humbled that you took the time to read my profile, so let's see how I can be helpful.
(540) 235-5599 View (540) 235-5599
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Michele L Neverdon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
I am the owner and sole practitioner of The Hope Connection. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I believe that all my clients have the ability to heal and learn restorative skills so that they can have a fulfilling life. My specialty is trauma and I'm trained and certified in EMDR. I utilize many different types of therapeutic methodologies given the issues, nature and personality of my clients.
I am the owner and sole practitioner of The Hope Connection. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I believe that all my clients have the ability to heal and learn restorative skills so that they can have a fulfilling life. My specialty is trauma and I'm trained and certified in EMDR. I utilize many different types of therapeutic methodologies given the issues, nature and personality of my clients.
(540) 361-6449 View (540) 361-6449
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Brittani Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22408  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I am Brittani Sanders and I’m so excited you’ve decided to stop by! First and foremost, I want to applaud you for taking the first step toward your healing and restoration. It is God’s desire of us to be whole and live in the fullness of who we are created to be. Whether you are in an unhealthy behavioral cycle, random obstacles, or other various stressors, we can end up ready to throw in the proverbial towel on life. My passion is the mental and spiritual health of God's people. I firmly believe that our spiritual health is directly impacted by our emotional health and the way we lead and live our lives.
Hi! I am Brittani Sanders and I’m so excited you’ve decided to stop by! First and foremost, I want to applaud you for taking the first step toward your healing and restoration. It is God’s desire of us to be whole and live in the fullness of who we are created to be. Whether you are in an unhealthy behavioral cycle, random obstacles, or other various stressors, we can end up ready to throw in the proverbial towel on life. My passion is the mental and spiritual health of God's people. I firmly believe that our spiritual health is directly impacted by our emotional health and the way we lead and live our lives.
(540) 253-1698 View (540) 253-1698
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Lindsay Nolan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
My name is Dr. Lindsay Nolan and I am a clinical psychologist. Primarily, I work with individuals on managing anxiety and depression. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal techniques, as well as humor, in order to help individuals improve their faith in themselves and their own abilities.
My name is Dr. Lindsay Nolan and I am a clinical psychologist. Primarily, I work with individuals on managing anxiety and depression. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal techniques, as well as humor, in order to help individuals improve their faith in themselves and their own abilities.
(540) 502-3196 View (540) 502-3196
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Compassionate Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, RPT-S, CCTP-2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
I have significant experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I use a strength based perspective believing that each one of us have inherent strengths that can help us manage life. My framework is based on trauma and attachment approaches which emphasize that the stress an individual experiences is usually rooted in a traumatic event that has formed negative beliefs, dysruption of lifestyle, change in family system, or that has helped to develop a less than satisfying parent child relationship. My ideal client is an individual that wants to have a happier life or a family or couple that wants more peace.
I have significant experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I use a strength based perspective believing that each one of us have inherent strengths that can help us manage life. My framework is based on trauma and attachment approaches which emphasize that the stress an individual experiences is usually rooted in a traumatic event that has formed negative beliefs, dysruption of lifestyle, change in family system, or that has helped to develop a less than satisfying parent child relationship. My ideal client is an individual that wants to have a happier life or a family or couple that wants more peace.
(540) 684-1141 View (540) 684-1141
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Leah Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LSCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Need help yesterday? I assist motivated clients to make significant therapy progress through intensive therapy appointments and personal retreat packages. The one session every week or two model is not the best for everyone. Intensive sessions create sustained focus on specific objectives, ensuring more efficient results. If your schedule makes weekly appointments difficult or you need to get significant relief from your trauma triggers quickly, keep reading to see if I may be a good fit for you.
Need help yesterday? I assist motivated clients to make significant therapy progress through intensive therapy appointments and personal retreat packages. The one session every week or two model is not the best for everyone. Intensive sessions create sustained focus on specific objectives, ensuring more efficient results. If your schedule makes weekly appointments difficult or you need to get significant relief from your trauma triggers quickly, keep reading to see if I may be a good fit for you.
(540) 551-7891 View (540) 551-7891
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Centre for Holistic Therapies, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with people who are striving to rise from a place of brokenness; those who need help seeing their innate value and worth. There can be many things that block our vision of ourselves as being great. My goal is to work with clients who need help dusting off their glasses and learning how to reframe their way of seeing the world. Whether it is depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, infidelity, self-hatred, or fear that is stopping you; if you are willing to be vulnerable, then you can experience change. The goal being a new or improved vision for a new and improved you.
I enjoy working with people who are striving to rise from a place of brokenness; those who need help seeing their innate value and worth. There can be many things that block our vision of ourselves as being great. My goal is to work with clients who need help dusting off their glasses and learning how to reframe their way of seeing the world. Whether it is depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, infidelity, self-hatred, or fear that is stopping you; if you are willing to be vulnerable, then you can experience change. The goal being a new or improved vision for a new and improved you.
(540) 698-3928 View (540) 698-3928
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Gabriele Neumaier-Farnsworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22405  (Online Only)
Gabriele Farnsworth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. Her office is located in Fredericksburg, not far from Mary Washington University. She provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families.
Gabriele Farnsworth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. Her office is located in Fredericksburg, not far from Mary Washington University. She provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families.
(540) 226-5586 View (540) 226-5586
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Dianna H Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
As a psychotherapist and provider of neurofeedback services, I am committed to helping children, teens, and adults fulfill their potential and break free from limitations created by stress and difficult life experiences or by developmental and physical challenges. I specialize in providing neurofeedback services, a cutting edge intervention for stress management and relaxation as well as many symptoms of ADHD, high functioning autism, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), OCD, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and many other conditions. I also practice cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), strength-based solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and other specialized interventions appropriate for unique needs and circumstances.
As a psychotherapist and provider of neurofeedback services, I am committed to helping children, teens, and adults fulfill their potential and break free from limitations created by stress and difficult life experiences or by developmental and physical challenges. I specialize in providing neurofeedback services, a cutting edge intervention for stress management and relaxation as well as many symptoms of ADHD, high functioning autism, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), OCD, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and many other conditions. I also practice cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), strength-based solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and other specialized interventions appropriate for unique needs and circumstances.
(540) 253-1445 x112 View (540) 253-1445 x112

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Number of Therapists in Fredericksburg, VA

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Fredericksburg, VA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Stress
72% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Anthem | Elevance
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fredericksburg, VA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fredericksburg?

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.