Therapists in Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA

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Life After The Storm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, CCM
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661  (Online Only)
Life After The Storm, is an outpatient integrated behavioral health practice, where service delivery takes place virtually via telehealth. At Life After The Storm, the provider recognizes the life of individuals as a marathon where one may incur traumatic experiences that can be driven by medical illnesses, and other related social determining factors. Specialization in Health and Behavior Assessment and Intervention (HBAI) services to identify and address the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social factors that are important to effective treatment or management of physical health problems that are unrelated to mental illness.
Life After The Storm, is an outpatient integrated behavioral health practice, where service delivery takes place virtually via telehealth. At Life After The Storm, the provider recognizes the life of individuals as a marathon where one may incur traumatic experiences that can be driven by medical illnesses, and other related social determining factors. Specialization in Health and Behavior Assessment and Intervention (HBAI) services to identify and address the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social factors that are important to effective treatment or management of physical health problems that are unrelated to mental illness.
(757) 524-1992 View (757) 524-1992
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
(757) 829-7678 View (757) 829-7678
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Monica Hart Weems
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661
Hello! My name is Monica and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health profession. I have worked in a variety of settings to include, residential, outpatient, career, and addictions counseling. Although I have experience working with a wide variety of clients with a broad spectrum of clinical issues I have the most experience working with women who struggle with depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family/relationship concerns, life transitions, and substance abuse issues.
Hello! My name is Monica and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health profession. I have worked in a variety of settings to include, residential, outpatient, career, and addictions counseling. Although I have experience working with a wide variety of clients with a broad spectrum of clinical issues I have the most experience working with women who struggle with depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family/relationship concerns, life transitions, and substance abuse issues.
(757) 720-2945 View (757) 720-2945
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Dr. Renee Fensom
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with relationships, self-confidence, future plans, or racial identity issues? Are you trying to navigate your professional career as a BIPOC individual? Are you having a hard time figuring things out and need help? If so, you came to the right place. I am here to support and guide you through life's transitions and challenges. Through this journey, I will mix several therapeutic approaches to provide beneficial outcomes such as; self-acceptance, learning to think less negatively, developing new perspectives, choosing better behaviors, coping, goal setting, and problem-solving.
Are you struggling with relationships, self-confidence, future plans, or racial identity issues? Are you trying to navigate your professional career as a BIPOC individual? Are you having a hard time figuring things out and need help? If so, you came to the right place. I am here to support and guide you through life's transitions and challenges. Through this journey, I will mix several therapeutic approaches to provide beneficial outcomes such as; self-acceptance, learning to think less negatively, developing new perspectives, choosing better behaviors, coping, goal setting, and problem-solving.
(712) 430-0193 View (712) 430-0193
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Ellen Barnes Velissarios
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CSAC, ADC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST* I have been practicing counseling for over 15 years in acute, inpatient, outpatient, group home, not-for-profit, school, in-home, private, and residential facilities. My counseling theories most often practiced include solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, family systems, and client-centered. However, techniques used are drawn from different counseling perspectives in order to meet the clients' individual needs and strengths. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST* I have been practicing counseling for over 15 years in acute, inpatient, outpatient, group home, not-for-profit, school, in-home, private, and residential facilities. My counseling theories most often practiced include solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, family systems, and client-centered. However, techniques used are drawn from different counseling perspectives in order to meet the clients' individual needs and strengths. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(757) 320-0817 View (757) 320-0817
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Donald Walker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661
Teleios Behavioral Health is a growing behavioral health practice for children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Walker has been in private practice in Virginia since 2011. We provide evidence based therapy and assessment for children, teens, and families. As of May of 2024, we are accepting new patients, primarily at our new Chesapeake office.
Teleios Behavioral Health is a growing behavioral health practice for children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Walker has been in private practice in Virginia since 2011. We provide evidence based therapy and assessment for children, teens, and families. As of May of 2024, we are accepting new patients, primarily at our new Chesapeake office.
(757) 506-0271 View (757) 506-0271
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Healing & ReStoryed, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC, NGH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23668  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Twaina Carpenter. My approach to counseling is to actively listen in order to connect with each person on a personal level to get to know them and create a safe space for them to share their dis-ease. Then we, as a team, work on healing those wounds created from past experiences. I approach psychotherapy from a person-centered, supportive role. My main role working with clients is awareness of their behaviors, emotions, and thoughts, assisting them to come off of automatic programming, causing much dis-ease. Come learn how to walk as a Thriver, not just a Survivor!
Hi there, I'm Twaina Carpenter. My approach to counseling is to actively listen in order to connect with each person on a personal level to get to know them and create a safe space for them to share their dis-ease. Then we, as a team, work on healing those wounds created from past experiences. I approach psychotherapy from a person-centered, supportive role. My main role working with clients is awareness of their behaviors, emotions, and thoughts, assisting them to come off of automatic programming, causing much dis-ease. Come learn how to walk as a Thriver, not just a Survivor!
(540) 712-6023 View (540) 712-6023
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Elsa Beck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC(S), RPT-S
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661
Not accepting new clients
NOTE: I Am Not Taking New Clients. I am a bilingual (Spanish & English) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (Supervisor) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). I use a variety of approaches in my clinical work with children and adults including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Approaches are selected and adapted to fit the client's age, interests, and treatment needs. I work with individual children and families, individual adults and couples, and offer parenting consultation.
NOTE: I Am Not Taking New Clients. I am a bilingual (Spanish & English) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (Supervisor) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). I use a variety of approaches in my clinical work with children and adults including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Approaches are selected and adapted to fit the client's age, interests, and treatment needs. I work with individual children and families, individual adults and couples, and offer parenting consultation.
(757) 517-2892 View (757) 517-2892
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Tree of Life Counseling and Wellness
Art Therapist, BA, MS
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661
I am a credentialed Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials’ Board and received my Masters’ Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2013. In graduate school, I interned in a variety of settings, including a residential treatment center for teens, a domestic violence shelter, and an elementary school. I have experience working with a wide variety of populations but am specifically drawn to working with children and adolescents. I am passionate about serving the younger population and I love witnessing how they find such sanctuary and self-expression through the creative process.
I am a credentialed Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials’ Board and received my Masters’ Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2013. In graduate school, I interned in a variety of settings, including a residential treatment center for teens, a domestic violence shelter, and an elementary school. I have experience working with a wide variety of populations but am specifically drawn to working with children and adolescents. I am passionate about serving the younger population and I love witnessing how they find such sanctuary and self-expression through the creative process.
(216) 424-5440 View (216) 424-5440
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Ameka Michelle Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23668
My vision is to help you overcome the daily obstacles and challenges you are facing. We all go through storms in life and sometimes we need someone to help us get beyond those storms. The first step can be the most difficult, allow me to help you. I would like to empower you to reach your personal goals . My goal in treatment is to help you tap into your own strengths to reach those goals!
My vision is to help you overcome the daily obstacles and challenges you are facing. We all go through storms in life and sometimes we need someone to help us get beyond those storms. The first step can be the most difficult, allow me to help you. I would like to empower you to reach your personal goals . My goal in treatment is to help you tap into your own strengths to reach those goals!
(757) 785-4627 View (757) 785-4627
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Cynthia Kokoris
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP, ABPP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23668
I believe in an individual approach to therapy and testing for my clients. Using a person-centered and holistic view, I'll help you identify goals and accompany you on your journey to reach them. I primarily provide psychological evaluations and limited therapy for children, adults and older adults in Norfolk, VA. Most insurances accepted.
I believe in an individual approach to therapy and testing for my clients. Using a person-centered and holistic view, I'll help you identify goals and accompany you on your journey to reach them. I primarily provide psychological evaluations and limited therapy for children, adults and older adults in Norfolk, VA. Most insurances accepted.
(757) 319-4549 View (757) 319-4549
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Mental Health Resolutions, LLC
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661
I enjoy being able to help a diverse range of clients from children aged 12 all the way to our elderly community. I feel most helpful to those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, transgender, LGBTQ+ and grief, but am willing to work with a wide range of issues that plague our community. I have found anyone is able to overcome a number of mental health challenges when given the opportunity.
I enjoy being able to help a diverse range of clients from children aged 12 all the way to our elderly community. I feel most helpful to those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, transgender, LGBTQ+ and grief, but am willing to work with a wide range of issues that plague our community. I have found anyone is able to overcome a number of mental health challenges when given the opportunity.
(757) 414-9696 View (757) 414-9696
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Diane J Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”– C.S. Lewis. Are you struggling to be your best self? Are you stuck in a cycle of alcohol or drug addiction? Are you feeling sad, anxious, depressed, or stressed? Do others see you as bad or broken when all you need is help to bridge the gap and become the person you desire to be? If you answered yes to any of those questions, and you are ready to change your ending, I would love to help you learn skills to discover your strengths, connect with your core goodness, and bridge the gap so you can be the best version of you again.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”– C.S. Lewis. Are you struggling to be your best self? Are you stuck in a cycle of alcohol or drug addiction? Are you feeling sad, anxious, depressed, or stressed? Do others see you as bad or broken when all you need is help to bridge the gap and become the person you desire to be? If you answered yes to any of those questions, and you are ready to change your ending, I would love to help you learn skills to discover your strengths, connect with your core goodness, and bridge the gap so you can be the best version of you again.
(757) 997-7645 View (757) 997-7645
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Anna Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23668
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with Adolescents and Adults from a variety of cultures, religions and backgrounds that may be struggling with mental health symptoms, life transitions, personal/family conflicts and low self-esteem/self-worth. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, mood and depressive disorders as well as individuals who have co-occurring (mental health and substance use) disorders who are working to maintain long-term sobriety. I provide a safe and judgment free space for my clients to truly express themselves. Life can be hard and uncertain, but I am here to help you on this rocky journey.
I enjoy working with Adolescents and Adults from a variety of cultures, religions and backgrounds that may be struggling with mental health symptoms, life transitions, personal/family conflicts and low self-esteem/self-worth. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, mood and depressive disorders as well as individuals who have co-occurring (mental health and substance use) disorders who are working to maintain long-term sobriety. I provide a safe and judgment free space for my clients to truly express themselves. Life can be hard and uncertain, but I am here to help you on this rocky journey.
(757) 899-4697 View (757) 899-4697
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Dr. Bryan A. Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPC, LSTAP
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing difficulties as a result of life challenges. Are you struggling with major life's decisions? Are you experiencing the loss of a loved one, spouse or partner? Does your child need help with behavioral modifications ? Do you need empowerment and spiritual healing from a broken relationship? Do you just need spiritual and emotional support in a open, safe and nonjudgmental environment?
Are you experiencing difficulties as a result of life challenges. Are you struggling with major life's decisions? Are you experiencing the loss of a loved one, spouse or partner? Does your child need help with behavioral modifications ? Do you need empowerment and spiritual healing from a broken relationship? Do you just need spiritual and emotional support in a open, safe and nonjudgmental environment?
(804) 581-1237 View (804) 581-1237
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Johnell Judkins
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661  (Online Only)
Each person possesses inherent strengths and resilience. Johnell’s approach amplifies those strengths and helps you address and navigate life’s challenges. You don't have to do it alone, whether you're dealing with anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem struggles, or any other life obstacle.
Each person possesses inherent strengths and resilience. Johnell’s approach amplifies those strengths and helps you address and navigate life’s challenges. You don't have to do it alone, whether you're dealing with anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem struggles, or any other life obstacle.
(757) 919-3840 View (757) 919-3840
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Jennifer Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFSW, EMDR-tr
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23668  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients; EMDR available. Do you struggle with anxiety and depression and can't seem to get a handle on it? Do you have complex past trauma that makes it a bit harder to adjust to your life now? I can help! I utilize evidence-based techniques that engage the body and the mind to quiet those false alarms within you that are creating those uncomfortable feelings. Approaching trauma, anxiety, and other ailments somatically (through the body) is an excellent way to create lasting change.
Accepting new clients; EMDR available. Do you struggle with anxiety and depression and can't seem to get a handle on it? Do you have complex past trauma that makes it a bit harder to adjust to your life now? I can help! I utilize evidence-based techniques that engage the body and the mind to quiet those false alarms within you that are creating those uncomfortable feelings. Approaching trauma, anxiety, and other ailments somatically (through the body) is an excellent way to create lasting change.
(214) 396-5531 View (214) 396-5531
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Dr. Tiara McIntosh
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23661
Do you want to show up better for yourself? Do you feel overwhelmed with tasks and unable to focus? Do you have trouble falling asleep at night because your mind races with worries and thoughts? Do you experience sudden waves of panic without any clear trigger, and it's terrifying? If some these questions resonate with you then let's achieve a balanced and fulfilling life, free from the burdens of anxiety and depression. I can assist you with reclaiming a sense of control, build resilience, and foster a positive mindset, driven by a desire for improved mental well-being and a more satisfying, purposeful existence.
Do you want to show up better for yourself? Do you feel overwhelmed with tasks and unable to focus? Do you have trouble falling asleep at night because your mind races with worries and thoughts? Do you experience sudden waves of panic without any clear trigger, and it's terrifying? If some these questions resonate with you then let's achieve a balanced and fulfilling life, free from the burdens of anxiety and depression. I can assist you with reclaiming a sense of control, build resilience, and foster a positive mindset, driven by a desire for improved mental well-being and a more satisfying, purposeful existence.
(757) 337-1553 View (757) 337-1553
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Tonya E. Goff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CADC, CSAC-S
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23669
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to set boundaries? Do you feel like you have lost your voice? Are you struggling to feel value in yourself? Do you feel like you're suffering from being trapped in a "raggedy old relationship"? If that is you, Look No Further, help IS here! I am here to help you with learning to set boundaries, taking your relationship from raggedy to peaceful, walking through a journey of self explorations and restoring your self-esteem/worth. I will give you practical tools to help you start that journey into peace and happiness. Call now and book your session with me today!
Are you struggling to set boundaries? Do you feel like you have lost your voice? Are you struggling to feel value in yourself? Do you feel like you're suffering from being trapped in a "raggedy old relationship"? If that is you, Look No Further, help IS here! I am here to help you with learning to set boundaries, taking your relationship from raggedy to peaceful, walking through a journey of self explorations and restoring your self-esteem/worth. I will give you practical tools to help you start that journey into peace and happiness. Call now and book your session with me today!
(757) 563-1028 View (757) 563-1028
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Robbyn Spencer-Bennett
MA, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA 23665
I want to assist clients recognize and manifest their full potential. Given the appropriate and adequate support, no matter how difficult the situation, you can change/heal and thrive. Even if we are working with difficult subjects, therapy is meant to engage a part of us that loves to know the truth about ourselves.
I want to assist clients recognize and manifest their full potential. Given the appropriate and adequate support, no matter how difficult the situation, you can change/heal and thrive. Even if we are working with difficult subjects, therapy is meant to engage a part of us that loves to know the truth about ourselves.
(757) 780-1608 View (757) 780-1608

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA

20+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
90% Coping Skills
85% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Relationship Issues
60% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Greater Wythe, Hampton, VA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greater Wythe, Hampton?

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.