Therapists in Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA

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Sarah Espinosa
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MA, MSW, SICSW
Verified Verified
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23669  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is someone who may be dealing with complex trauma, PTSD, or couples looking to work towards improving their relationship through enhanced communication. Barriers they may be facing include difficulties in managing emotions, relationship problems, or adapting to life transitions, requiring a compassionate space to process their experiences and a supportive guide to help them develop coping strategies. Goals would include healing from past traumas, discovering and building on their inherent strengths, fostering resilience, and pursuing personal growth. Ultimately, to find fulfillment and joy in themselves.
My ideal client is someone who may be dealing with complex trauma, PTSD, or couples looking to work towards improving their relationship through enhanced communication. Barriers they may be facing include difficulties in managing emotions, relationship problems, or adapting to life transitions, requiring a compassionate space to process their experiences and a supportive guide to help them develop coping strategies. Goals would include healing from past traumas, discovering and building on their inherent strengths, fostering resilience, and pursuing personal growth. Ultimately, to find fulfillment and joy in themselves.
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Katherine Campbell
Resident in Counseling, LCMHC-R
Verified Verified
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23669
Clients want to be self-aware and motivated to explore and address their mental health concerns. They come seeking support and guidance to navigate life's challenges and overcome obstacles that may be impacting their well-being. Ultimately, clients seek therapy to improve their quality of life, gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors, and develop the skills needed to navigate life's ups and downs more effectively. They are invested in the therapeutic process and motivated to work towards positive change.
Clients want to be self-aware and motivated to explore and address their mental health concerns. They come seeking support and guidance to navigate life's challenges and overcome obstacles that may be impacting their well-being. Ultimately, clients seek therapy to improve their quality of life, gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors, and develop the skills needed to navigate life's ups and downs more effectively. They are invested in the therapeutic process and motivated to work towards positive change.
(757) 854-6728 View (757) 854-6728
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Jasmine Ricks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23669
My name is Jasmine Ricks, and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist working with individuals in Virginia and Texas via telehealth. I work with adults specializing in relationships, self-worth, anxiety, stress, and transitions utlizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Family Systems to support clients. Some of the areas I help with include managing stress, coping with life transitions, communication, boundaries, acceptance, self worth, self love, self care, people pleasing, codependency, impostor syndrome, trauma, relationships challenges, work life stress, anxiety.
My name is Jasmine Ricks, and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist working with individuals in Virginia and Texas via telehealth. I work with adults specializing in relationships, self-worth, anxiety, stress, and transitions utlizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Family Systems to support clients. Some of the areas I help with include managing stress, coping with life transitions, communication, boundaries, acceptance, self worth, self love, self care, people pleasing, codependency, impostor syndrome, trauma, relationships challenges, work life stress, anxiety.
(757) 586-4754 View (757) 586-4754
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Kasey Sokol
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23663
I believe in the importance of a person’s story and meeting each person where they are in the present moment, while honoring experiences from the past. There are often events or themes within a person’s childhood that can lead them to experience difficulties later in their lives if left unresolved. These difficulties often appear in the form of unhealthy traits or toxic cycles within romantic relationships or friendships. Other times, there are negative thoughts such as “I should have known better” or “I always do something wrong” that constantly circle in a person’s mind.
I believe in the importance of a person’s story and meeting each person where they are in the present moment, while honoring experiences from the past. There are often events or themes within a person’s childhood that can lead them to experience difficulties later in their lives if left unresolved. These difficulties often appear in the form of unhealthy traits or toxic cycles within romantic relationships or friendships. Other times, there are negative thoughts such as “I should have known better” or “I always do something wrong” that constantly circle in a person’s mind.
(757) 384-1656 View (757) 384-1656
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Shakira Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23663  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Shakira, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal is to promote and encourage mental wellness through psychotherapy services. My main goal is to educate and service clients by communicating the importance of mental maintenance and how it impacts our overall well-being, having a positive impact on our ability to cope with everyday life stressors to maintain mental consistency.
Hi! I’m Shakira, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal is to promote and encourage mental wellness through psychotherapy services. My main goal is to educate and service clients by communicating the importance of mental maintenance and how it impacts our overall well-being, having a positive impact on our ability to cope with everyday life stressors to maintain mental consistency.
(757) 384-1652 View (757) 384-1652
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Tiffany Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23669  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Tiffany and I wholeheartedly believe in the mind, body, and spirit connection; when our mind is out of order, it affects our body as well as our inner self. My goal is to help you regain balance and self-awareness when you find yourself struggling through life due to challenges big or small. I will help you to see how our thoughts can affect our beliefs, expectations, attitudes, and behaviors. I am here to be an advocate for you while helping you to find peace again within your mind, body, and soul. By changing your thinking, you can change your life and I am here to help you step by step with making that happen.
Hi, I'm Tiffany and I wholeheartedly believe in the mind, body, and spirit connection; when our mind is out of order, it affects our body as well as our inner self. My goal is to help you regain balance and self-awareness when you find yourself struggling through life due to challenges big or small. I will help you to see how our thoughts can affect our beliefs, expectations, attitudes, and behaviors. I am here to be an advocate for you while helping you to find peace again within your mind, body, and soul. By changing your thinking, you can change your life and I am here to help you step by step with making that happen.
(757) 392-0748 View (757) 392-0748
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Amir Cotton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23669
Hello there,My name is Amir Cotton, and I’m one of the counselors at Breakthrough Counselling LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in the state of Virginia. I am also a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Counselor, and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, addiction, bipolar, and adjustment disorders.
Hello there,My name is Amir Cotton, and I’m one of the counselors at Breakthrough Counselling LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in the state of Virginia. I am also a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Counselor, and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, addiction, bipolar, and adjustment disorders.
(804) 391-7124 View (804) 391-7124
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Carol Siggers Snow @ Deep Connections Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23669
If there was ever a time in your life where you’ve felt the need to have someone who could not only hear, but understand and validate you, I am that person. I am a licensed therapist and I have spent the entirety of my life helping guide people on how to identify feelings, thoughts, choices, and actions that are negatively affecting them. I enjoy working with people who are sincerely ready for positive change. We all have to navigate life’s numerous struggles and challenges. As we try to navigate life, sometimes depression, stress, anxiety, conflicts can be obstacles to our finding balance and stability.
If there was ever a time in your life where you’ve felt the need to have someone who could not only hear, but understand and validate you, I am that person. I am a licensed therapist and I have spent the entirety of my life helping guide people on how to identify feelings, thoughts, choices, and actions that are negatively affecting them. I enjoy working with people who are sincerely ready for positive change. We all have to navigate life’s numerous struggles and challenges. As we try to navigate life, sometimes depression, stress, anxiety, conflicts can be obstacles to our finding balance and stability.
(757) 699-5839 View (757) 699-5839
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Amanda R Zuccaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23669
Do you or your family member ever feel crippled by, unable to overcome, or try to avoid anxious moments in your life? Ever have unrealistic expectations that cause significant anxiety but at the same time you believe these expectations are necessary to meet your goals? Do you ever feel so bad about your body that you refuse to eat or obsessively control your eating while feeling as though you need to constantly exercise to burn off calories or even try to rid of calories in other unhealthy ways?
Do you or your family member ever feel crippled by, unable to overcome, or try to avoid anxious moments in your life? Ever have unrealistic expectations that cause significant anxiety but at the same time you believe these expectations are necessary to meet your goals? Do you ever feel so bad about your body that you refuse to eat or obsessively control your eating while feeling as though you need to constantly exercise to burn off calories or even try to rid of calories in other unhealthy ways?
(757) 347-5533 View (757) 347-5533
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Peggy Mitchell Clarke
PhD
Verified Verified
Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA 23666  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke, and I help Christian women professionals and college students navigate difficult work, school, and personal challenges that cause self doubt, mental clutter, frustration, emptiness, disconnection, anger, burnout, and discontentment. I support you and guide you through the process of healing emotional and spiritual wounds so you can feel more confident, fulfilled, productive, and free.
Hello, I'm Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke, and I help Christian women professionals and college students navigate difficult work, school, and personal challenges that cause self doubt, mental clutter, frustration, emptiness, disconnection, anger, burnout, and discontentment. I support you and guide you through the process of healing emotional and spiritual wounds so you can feel more confident, fulfilled, productive, and free.
(757) 906-6830 View (757) 906-6830

Online Therapists

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Domynyque Fryer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23670  (Online Only)
Sometimes you just need some therapeutic guidance to navigate through life experiences. My therapeutic approach assists in helping you gain true insight into how your experiences contribute to your behaviors, thoughts, and emotions and how they show up in your life. I'll provide you with skills that will teach you how mind and body regulation paired with psychoeducation can benefit your overall treatment goals and whole-body wellness. I incorporate Yoga and meditation techniques to assist in learning what it feels like to support yourself, practice self compassion, and being present in the moment.
Sometimes you just need some therapeutic guidance to navigate through life experiences. My therapeutic approach assists in helping you gain true insight into how your experiences contribute to your behaviors, thoughts, and emotions and how they show up in your life. I'll provide you with skills that will teach you how mind and body regulation paired with psychoeducation can benefit your overall treatment goals and whole-body wellness. I incorporate Yoga and meditation techniques to assist in learning what it feels like to support yourself, practice self compassion, and being present in the moment.
(757) 276-8151 View (757) 276-8151
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Caroline Minto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23666
Do you or your child struggle with depression? Are you out of sync with your partner? Or are your child's outbursts causing tension within the home? If you said yes to any of these questions, please read what I have to say! I have experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children seeking help with depression, stress, anxiety, mood disorders, family dynamics, and behavior concerns. I intend on collaborating with you to help problem-solve by using effective research-based strategies and information!
Do you or your child struggle with depression? Are you out of sync with your partner? Or are your child's outbursts causing tension within the home? If you said yes to any of these questions, please read what I have to say! I have experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children seeking help with depression, stress, anxiety, mood disorders, family dynamics, and behavior concerns. I intend on collaborating with you to help problem-solve by using effective research-based strategies and information!
(757) 982-3149 View (757) 982-3149
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Ashley Palochak
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23669
Waitlist for new clients
From teenagers to seniors, my clients are those who may be battling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship issues, self-destructive behaviors, or emotions and moods that feel unmanageable. Goals for therapy may include managing strong emotions, coping with distressing experiences, developing healthy relationships or interactions with others, or generally improving quality of life.
From teenagers to seniors, my clients are those who may be battling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship issues, self-destructive behaviors, or emotions and moods that feel unmanageable. Goals for therapy may include managing strong emotions, coping with distressing experiences, developing healthy relationships or interactions with others, or generally improving quality of life.
(757) 699-5509 View (757) 699-5509
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Stephanie Mercer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton, VA 23666  (Online Only)
It gets steadily more difficult getting through days with the stress of living up to world standards. Do you find yourself increasingly overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or worried? Do these feelings end up affecting your sense of self-worth, your identity, or operating outside of your design? Does this lead you to a lack of time management, unhealthy boundaries, or feelings of inadequacy?
It gets steadily more difficult getting through days with the stress of living up to world standards. Do you find yourself increasingly overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or worried? Do these feelings end up affecting your sense of self-worth, your identity, or operating outside of your design? Does this lead you to a lack of time management, unhealthy boundaries, or feelings of inadequacy?
(757) 992-9915 View (757) 992-9915
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Iiesha Ricks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23666  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a certified EMDR and Brainspotting Practitioner licensed in Maryland and Virginia. If you were wondering the answer is no, you are not crazy and you are not broken! Whatever happened that has you stuck I am here to help you make the connections and empower you to become the person you want to be and not the person you had to be! Are you tired of the same negative thinking patterns, unhealthy relationships, and self-doubt? Do you feel your emotions, thoughts, and past all control you? If you are ready to do the deep work to rewire your brain and body system using the most effective techniques I am the counselor.
Hello, I am a certified EMDR and Brainspotting Practitioner licensed in Maryland and Virginia. If you were wondering the answer is no, you are not crazy and you are not broken! Whatever happened that has you stuck I am here to help you make the connections and empower you to become the person you want to be and not the person you had to be! Are you tired of the same negative thinking patterns, unhealthy relationships, and self-doubt? Do you feel your emotions, thoughts, and past all control you? If you are ready to do the deep work to rewire your brain and body system using the most effective techniques I am the counselor.
(757) 854-6889 View (757) 854-6889
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Dr. Nickolas Spears
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23669  (Online Only)
Dr. Nickolas Spears Jr is a therapist in the Richmond, Virginia community. He has a background in counseling, teaching, and humanitarian advocacy. He holds a Master's degree in Mental health and wellness counseling from New York University and Ph.d. in counselor education from Virginia Commonwealth University. At the heart of his work is helping individuals from underrepresented historically marginalized groups experience existential healing from generational trauma, and the development of tools to sustain freedom.
Dr. Nickolas Spears Jr is a therapist in the Richmond, Virginia community. He has a background in counseling, teaching, and humanitarian advocacy. He holds a Master's degree in Mental health and wellness counseling from New York University and Ph.d. in counselor education from Virginia Commonwealth University. At the heart of his work is helping individuals from underrepresented historically marginalized groups experience existential healing from generational trauma, and the development of tools to sustain freedom.
(804) 331-2607 View (804) 331-2607
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Vonetta C Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23666
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a very diverse professional background. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, forensic, and military settings within private and government agencies. I have worked with high functioning adults and adolescents, the severely mentally ill, service members and their families and persons involved in domestic violence incidents. I am considered a specialist in conducting individual assessments as well as educational, group, and couple's therapy. Some of the treatment approaches I have used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Patient Center therapy, Integrative Behavioral Health, Motivational interviewing, Behavioral Modification and psychotherapeutic interventions.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a very diverse professional background. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, forensic, and military settings within private and government agencies. I have worked with high functioning adults and adolescents, the severely mentally ill, service members and their families and persons involved in domestic violence incidents. I am considered a specialist in conducting individual assessments as well as educational, group, and couple's therapy. Some of the treatment approaches I have used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Patient Center therapy, Integrative Behavioral Health, Motivational interviewing, Behavioral Modification and psychotherapeutic interventions.
(757) 600-0117 View (757) 600-0117
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Nicki-Nicole L. Dandridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton, VA 23666  (Online Only)
Welcome! My life assignment is to hold/provide a genuinely welcoming, supportive space for others. In life, we WILL all face challenges, changes, and obstacles from which we can heal from, or at least cope with, and hopefully GROW/EVOLVE on the other side of. Let's collaborate to improve your well-being, holistically, through gaining insight, & through learning and implementing clinically proven, individualized, healthier coping skills. I look forward to joining you on YOUR therapeutic journey. Keep this in mind: Therapy IS Self-Care!
Welcome! My life assignment is to hold/provide a genuinely welcoming, supportive space for others. In life, we WILL all face challenges, changes, and obstacles from which we can heal from, or at least cope with, and hopefully GROW/EVOLVE on the other side of. Let's collaborate to improve your well-being, holistically, through gaining insight, & through learning and implementing clinically proven, individualized, healthier coping skills. I look forward to joining you on YOUR therapeutic journey. Keep this in mind: Therapy IS Self-Care!
(757) 981-0699 View (757) 981-0699
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Erica Baker & Associates Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton, VA 23669
Erica Baker & Associates Counseling Services, LLC is located downtown Hampton, VA. I am the owner and a Licensed Professional Counselor, with over 20 years’ experience in the human services field.
Erica Baker & Associates Counseling Services, LLC is located downtown Hampton, VA. I am the owner and a Licensed Professional Counselor, with over 20 years’ experience in the human services field.
(757) 709-6769 View (757) 709-6769
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Amir Cotton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23666
Hello there,My name is Amir Cotton, and I’m one of the counselors at Breakthrough Counselling LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in the state of Virginia. I am also a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Counselor, and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, addiction, bipolar, and adjustment disorders.
Hello there,My name is Amir Cotton, and I’m one of the counselors at Breakthrough Counselling LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner in the state of Virginia. I am also a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Counselor, and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, addiction, bipolar, and adjustment disorders.
(757) 750-9800 View (757) 750-9800

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA

10+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
80% Peer Relationships
80% Coping Skills
80% Stress
70% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Anthem | Elevance
63% Aetna

How Therapists in Willow Oaks, Hampton, VA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Willow Oaks, 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.

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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.