Therapists in Gainesville, VA

Photo of Beverley Boothe - Marriage Healing Center, LLC, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marriage Healing Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Are you going through a struggle in your marriage or romantic relationship? Do you feel that the connection you once shared when you first met is waning? Have you tried to address issues with your partner on your own, but are still feeling stuck? There is hope for your relationship. We are a team of marriage therapists with a number of years of experience in working with couples. The majority of therapists are trained in the Gottman Method or Imago Therapy. We have helped numerous couples get through the power struggle phase of their relationship to find a connection.
Are you going through a struggle in your marriage or romantic relationship? Do you feel that the connection you once shared when you first met is waning? Have you tried to address issues with your partner on your own, but are still feeling stuck? There is hope for your relationship. We are a team of marriage therapists with a number of years of experience in working with couples. The majority of therapists are trained in the Gottman Method or Imago Therapy. We have helped numerous couples get through the power struggle phase of their relationship to find a connection.
(703) 297-8458 View (703) 297-8458
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Clarity Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
I believe in a catered approach to support clients in meeting their goals and coping with various life challenges. I bring my professional experience from a variety of mental health settings, such as outpatient treatment centers, private practice and a therapeutic milieu. I have also worked as a school counselor for over 10 years which has provided a thorough background for my work with children, teenagers and parents. I foster a compassionate, non-judgemental and nurturing environment so that I can see each client's personal story.
I believe in a catered approach to support clients in meeting their goals and coping with various life challenges. I bring my professional experience from a variety of mental health settings, such as outpatient treatment centers, private practice and a therapeutic milieu. I have also worked as a school counselor for over 10 years which has provided a thorough background for my work with children, teenagers and parents. I foster a compassionate, non-judgemental and nurturing environment so that I can see each client's personal story.
(571) 548-4209 View (571) 548-4209
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James Joseph Rubin, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Life can be a difficult journey. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twelve years of experience, I provide counseling to individuals, families, and groups consisting of adolescents, adults, couples, families, and the elderly. Helping clients increase self-empowerment is done with personal growth in self-awareness. I incorporate a creative, positive, supportive, caring approach to assist you with the issues you are encountering, whether it be mental/emotional health, family issues, education or employment stressors. As a Pastoral Counselor, I provide spiritual/religious counseling for someone's faith journey.
Life can be a difficult journey. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twelve years of experience, I provide counseling to individuals, families, and groups consisting of adolescents, adults, couples, families, and the elderly. Helping clients increase self-empowerment is done with personal growth in self-awareness. I incorporate a creative, positive, supportive, caring approach to assist you with the issues you are encountering, whether it be mental/emotional health, family issues, education or employment stressors. As a Pastoral Counselor, I provide spiritual/religious counseling for someone's faith journey.
(571) 297-1728 View (571) 297-1728
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Ruth Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Ruth Ritchie Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been practicing for the past 30 years in the therapeutic profession. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Masters in Social Work. Ruth's approach to your mental wellness is individualized to include several evidenced based approaches. Her main areas of focus include CBT, DBT, Insight, family systems and EMDR. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, enjoys kayaking around NOVA waterways, and spending time with family.
Ruth Ritchie Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been practicing for the past 30 years in the therapeutic profession. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Masters in Social Work. Ruth's approach to your mental wellness is individualized to include several evidenced based approaches. Her main areas of focus include CBT, DBT, Insight, family systems and EMDR. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, enjoys kayaking around NOVA waterways, and spending time with family.
(571) 581-6868 View (571) 581-6868
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Amanda Criste
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
I believe that every individual has within them what is necessary to reach their full potential. I offer a safe and compassionate environment where clients are able to foster insight and self-awareness that leads to positive change. It is an honor to walk alongside my clients on their path to emotional wellbeing. I have experience working with individuals dealing with a variety of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, adjustment issues, and trauma. I have experience working with teenagers and adults.
I believe that every individual has within them what is necessary to reach their full potential. I offer a safe and compassionate environment where clients are able to foster insight and self-awareness that leads to positive change. It is an honor to walk alongside my clients on their path to emotional wellbeing. I have experience working with individuals dealing with a variety of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, adjustment issues, and trauma. I have experience working with teenagers and adults.
(571) 517-2818 View (571) 517-2818
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Susan Louchen - Dyslexia Therapist
MS, CALT, C-SLDS
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Waitlist for new clients
Do school assignments cause emotional distress? Multisensory Structured Language Therapy for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and related disorders reduces frustration and anxiety while enabling age-appropriate independence in reading and writing.
Do school assignments cause emotional distress? Multisensory Structured Language Therapy for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and related disorders reduces frustration and anxiety while enabling age-appropriate independence in reading and writing.
(540) 274-2048 View (540) 274-2048
Photo of Susan Patricia Miller, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Susan Patricia Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
In my practice, I work with adults, adolescents and couples. My primary interests include: treatments for trauma and PTSD, life changes and transitions, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, stress management, grief and loss and LGBTQ issues and concerns. I enjoy working with a variety of techniques to assist others in controlling and reducing the effects of daily stress. I provide supervision for students working on their LPC licensure credentials and am an approved provider with the Board of Counseling in VA.
In my practice, I work with adults, adolescents and couples. My primary interests include: treatments for trauma and PTSD, life changes and transitions, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, stress management, grief and loss and LGBTQ issues and concerns. I enjoy working with a variety of techniques to assist others in controlling and reducing the effects of daily stress. I provide supervision for students working on their LPC licensure credentials and am an approved provider with the Board of Counseling in VA.
(703) 845-0666 View (703) 845-0666
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Victoria (Tori) Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Waitlist for new clients
I strongly believe that no one should ever have to walk alone in struggling with life’s obstacles and challenges. In therapy, I aim to work with you in collaboration to address your concerns in a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment. I am certain that all humans have unique strengths and that once we tap into the identified strengths, we are able to open the door to healing and to build a life worth living. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders, as my passion is to assist individuals and families heal their relationship with their body and mind.
I strongly believe that no one should ever have to walk alone in struggling with life’s obstacles and challenges. In therapy, I aim to work with you in collaboration to address your concerns in a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment. I am certain that all humans have unique strengths and that once we tap into the identified strengths, we are able to open the door to healing and to build a life worth living. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders, as my passion is to assist individuals and families heal their relationship with their body and mind.
(571) 946-9039 View (571) 946-9039
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Robin Raniero Norris
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155
***Currently accepting new clients for telehealth sessions.*** Are you experiencing a situation in which emotions are slowing down your regular process? Is your marriage struggling right now? Do you need a space to strategic plan about a challenging event without those around you knowing? I can help you regain your footing to complete the goals that you had or new ones you would like to establish. My specialties are emotions, finances, and the mental health of people. My knowledge and referral/resource system is extensive and global.
***Currently accepting new clients for telehealth sessions.*** Are you experiencing a situation in which emotions are slowing down your regular process? Is your marriage struggling right now? Do you need a space to strategic plan about a challenging event without those around you knowing? I can help you regain your footing to complete the goals that you had or new ones you would like to establish. My specialties are emotions, finances, and the mental health of people. My knowledge and referral/resource system is extensive and global.
(571) 512-3804 View (571) 512-3804
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Marisusan 'sue' Fryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Life is hard at times; we all need someone to talk with. You're not alone and you deserve to live a full life of happiness and success. The first step is reaching out. I, Sue Fryant, am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Virginia and North Carolina. With over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the following settings: out-patient, in-home, schools, hospital, and hospice. My interests and experience are working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, poor impulse control, end of life issues/concerns, grief, and loss.
Life is hard at times; we all need someone to talk with. You're not alone and you deserve to live a full life of happiness and success. The first step is reaching out. I, Sue Fryant, am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Virginia and North Carolina. With over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the following settings: out-patient, in-home, schools, hospital, and hospice. My interests and experience are working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, poor impulse control, end of life issues/concerns, grief, and loss.
(571) 200-2446 View (571) 200-2446
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Elizabeth B Fraser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Elizabeth B. Fraser (“Betsy”) obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work at George Mason University. Betsy believes in partnering with her clients to identify their own potential abilities and strengths in resolving their mental health concerns; to help them recognize their mental health challenges, and work to achieve their goals. Betsy is invested in an approach emphasizing an integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health, in her belief that there is no one aspect of an individual’s life which cannot be improved upon in the search for increasing mental health well-being.
Elizabeth B. Fraser (“Betsy”) obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work at George Mason University. Betsy believes in partnering with her clients to identify their own potential abilities and strengths in resolving their mental health concerns; to help them recognize their mental health challenges, and work to achieve their goals. Betsy is invested in an approach emphasizing an integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health, in her belief that there is no one aspect of an individual’s life which cannot be improved upon in the search for increasing mental health well-being.
(571) 568-7514 View (571) 568-7514
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Lora Delos Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
When we look back at our lives, there are often identifiable moments that shape the direction life takes next. Sometimes these moments come as an opportunity - a person who genuinely sees and unconditionally accepts you - or a choice. These moments can often alter the path of life. Too often people are mislabeled, overlooked, and forgotten, and their behaviors reflect as much. I hope to create a place for people to see and be seen as they wish themselves to be. My goal is to create a safe haven for you to Overcome barriers, Nurture relationships, and Empower yourself to take ownership and control of your life.
When we look back at our lives, there are often identifiable moments that shape the direction life takes next. Sometimes these moments come as an opportunity - a person who genuinely sees and unconditionally accepts you - or a choice. These moments can often alter the path of life. Too often people are mislabeled, overlooked, and forgotten, and their behaviors reflect as much. I hope to create a place for people to see and be seen as they wish themselves to be. My goal is to create a safe haven for you to Overcome barriers, Nurture relationships, and Empower yourself to take ownership and control of your life.
(571) 445-5195 View (571) 445-5195
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Tiffany Tait
Resident in Counseling, MS, ASDI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Currently accepting adult new clients using virtual/teletherapy for concerns including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, phobias, bipolar disorder, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship/intimacy dysfunction, establishing healthy boundaries, assertive communication skills
Currently accepting adult new clients using virtual/teletherapy for concerns including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, phobias, bipolar disorder, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship/intimacy dysfunction, establishing healthy boundaries, assertive communication skills
(571) 517-1794 View (571) 517-1794
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Karen Cebula
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155
Not accepting new clients
The decision to begin therapy can be a difficult one. That's why my goal is to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere where individuals can engage in exploration that leads to growth and positive change. I do this by incorporating a laid back style with the philosophy that therapy cannot be one size fits all and needs to be tailored to each individual client. It's then clients will be able to discover what impacts their lives, learn to understand their emotions and develop a new found sense of self awareness.
The decision to begin therapy can be a difficult one. That's why my goal is to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere where individuals can engage in exploration that leads to growth and positive change. I do this by incorporating a laid back style with the philosophy that therapy cannot be one size fits all and needs to be tailored to each individual client. It's then clients will be able to discover what impacts their lives, learn to understand their emotions and develop a new found sense of self awareness.
(352) 900-3038 View (352) 900-3038
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Kimberly Bryant - Anxiety Womens Issues Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Are you grappling with overwhelming sadness or persistent worries that affect your daily life? Are you struggling with navigating stressful events, transitions, or changes in your life? Are you neglecting your own needs while prioritizing others? Have past traumas preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself or obtaining a better quality of life? You're not alone. Therapy provides a safe space for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth, enabling you to openly express your thoughts and feelings, navigate difficulties, gain insights, and develop coping strategies.
Are you grappling with overwhelming sadness or persistent worries that affect your daily life? Are you struggling with navigating stressful events, transitions, or changes in your life? Are you neglecting your own needs while prioritizing others? Have past traumas preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself or obtaining a better quality of life? You're not alone. Therapy provides a safe space for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth, enabling you to openly express your thoughts and feelings, navigate difficulties, gain insights, and develop coping strategies.
(571) 601-2384 View (571) 601-2384
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Maria Zurita
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! Making the decision to seek help could feel overwhelming. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength, a desire to feel and be healthy. I offer an inviting, safe environment to help individuals navigate through life's challenges.
Now accepting new clients! Making the decision to seek help could feel overwhelming. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength, a desire to feel and be healthy. I offer an inviting, safe environment to help individuals navigate through life's challenges.
(703) 783-9455 View (703) 783-9455
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Kaitlin Westerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
YOU can heal you! It’s not about what's wrong with you, it’s about what happened to you. Finding a safe space that encourages healing can be difficult to find and asking for help can be an intimidating prospect. I aim to help create a space where you can begin to reconnect with yourself, empowering all parts of you to choose the path YOU want. I want to help you approach emotions with curiosity and gentleness. Viewing behavior, thoughts, and feelings as techniques adapted to help us survive, we begin to move towards a place of acceptance. I want you to live a life free from emotional suffering, feeling stable in all areas of life.
YOU can heal you! It’s not about what's wrong with you, it’s about what happened to you. Finding a safe space that encourages healing can be difficult to find and asking for help can be an intimidating prospect. I aim to help create a space where you can begin to reconnect with yourself, empowering all parts of you to choose the path YOU want. I want to help you approach emotions with curiosity and gentleness. Viewing behavior, thoughts, and feelings as techniques adapted to help us survive, we begin to move towards a place of acceptance. I want you to live a life free from emotional suffering, feeling stable in all areas of life.
(571) 554-5246 View (571) 554-5246
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Stephanie Walker Crowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NBCC, ACS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Passion and empathy combine to allow me to help many incredible people affirm their strengths and overcome obstacles. Developing a genuine rapport with the clients served is also essential to their success. A firm believer that we are all capable of amazing feats, I feel strongly that, at times, we just need help to gain clarity. Along with educational and practical experience, the realization that each client has an individual perspective and distinct set of circumstances enables the facilitation of many concerns ranging from everyday life stressors, to depression, anxiety, and many other mental health and behavioral concerns.
Passion and empathy combine to allow me to help many incredible people affirm their strengths and overcome obstacles. Developing a genuine rapport with the clients served is also essential to their success. A firm believer that we are all capable of amazing feats, I feel strongly that, at times, we just need help to gain clarity. Along with educational and practical experience, the realization that each client has an individual perspective and distinct set of circumstances enables the facilitation of many concerns ranging from everyday life stressors, to depression, anxiety, and many other mental health and behavioral concerns.
(703) 997-8546 View (703) 997-8546
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Clarity Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155
I have been working in the field of eating disorders & trauma since 2008 and I am committed to help client’s understand and fully overcome their illness so that they have peace within their mind, body, and spirit. I earned her Bachelors of Arts at Rutgers University and Masters of Science at Columbia University. In 2017 I became a certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor and currently hold a leadership role in that organization. I am energetic, passionate, and dedicated to empowering individuals and families who are impacted by eating disorders and mental health and hope to walk along side you in your recovery process.
I have been working in the field of eating disorders & trauma since 2008 and I am committed to help client’s understand and fully overcome their illness so that they have peace within their mind, body, and spirit. I earned her Bachelors of Arts at Rutgers University and Masters of Science at Columbia University. In 2017 I became a certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor and currently hold a leadership role in that organization. I am energetic, passionate, and dedicated to empowering individuals and families who are impacted by eating disorders and mental health and hope to walk along side you in your recovery process.
(571) 520-6408 View (571) 520-6408
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Ruth Ritchie Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Waitlist for new clients
We all need support at times in our lives. Are your kids struggling? Is your sex life lacking? Is your relationship missing connection? Are you carrying around pain and trauma? Addiction? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Do you just want to be heard? As a therapist, I will work with you to help identify, address and fortify healthy skills to make positive transformations in your life. I have over 25 years' experience in the helping professions and look forward to the opportunity to meet with you. Its important to take care of ourselves- Call today to take that step towards change.
We all need support at times in our lives. Are your kids struggling? Is your sex life lacking? Is your relationship missing connection? Are you carrying around pain and trauma? Addiction? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Do you just want to be heard? As a therapist, I will work with you to help identify, address and fortify healthy skills to make positive transformations in your life. I have over 25 years' experience in the helping professions and look forward to the opportunity to meet with you. Its important to take care of ourselves- Call today to take that step towards change.
(703) 291-8924 View (703) 291-8924

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gainesville, VA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Gainesville, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
60% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Anthem | Elevance
76% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Gainesville, VA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gainesville?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.