Therapists in Herndon, VA

Photo of Sanderijn Batelaan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herndon, VA
Sanderijn Batelaan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170
Very few adults, let alone children or teenagers, jump at the chance to start seeing a therapist. Difficult circumstances might have brought you to this point: communication problems with family members, frequent arguments, feeling stressed out, or having intense feelings of depression and anxiety. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for my clients. My approach is personal, practical, non judgmental. I work in a variety of ways, depending on your or your child's needs and preference, using cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, and play therapy.
Very few adults, let alone children or teenagers, jump at the chance to start seeing a therapist. Difficult circumstances might have brought you to this point: communication problems with family members, frequent arguments, feeling stressed out, or having intense feelings of depression and anxiety. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for my clients. My approach is personal, practical, non judgmental. I work in a variety of ways, depending on your or your child's needs and preference, using cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, and play therapy.
(571) 350-8352 View (571) 350-8352
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Ashley Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Exhausted? It’s easy to neglect ourselves—to feel like life has so much going on that there isn’t time or space to prioritize our goals, our relationships, self-care. Life isn’t about getting through it, but rather creating the life we want every day. Through therapy, I seek to empower others to improve their well-being and quality of life. I believe every individual is doing the best they can with their circumstances and the skills they have, and I walk alongside my clients to support them in learning new skills and addressing what holds them back from their goals and creating a happy life for themselves
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Exhausted? It’s easy to neglect ourselves—to feel like life has so much going on that there isn’t time or space to prioritize our goals, our relationships, self-care. Life isn’t about getting through it, but rather creating the life we want every day. Through therapy, I seek to empower others to improve their well-being and quality of life. I believe every individual is doing the best they can with their circumstances and the skills they have, and I walk alongside my clients to support them in learning new skills and addressing what holds them back from their goals and creating a happy life for themselves
(571) 306-1364 View (571) 306-1364
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Hayley B Sherwood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20171
My name is Hayley B. Sherwood, Ph.D. I am a trauma-informed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Herndon, VA, specializing in adolescent, parenting, family, and women's issues. I work with many women who are trying to balance to demands of contemporary motherhood, as well as adolescents and adults who have challenging family relationships. My approach to psychotherapy is from a family systems and psychodynamic perspective, and I favor a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. As a result, I regularly consult with psychiatrists, primary care physicians, school personnel and other professionals regarding my client's care.
My name is Hayley B. Sherwood, Ph.D. I am a trauma-informed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Herndon, VA, specializing in adolescent, parenting, family, and women's issues. I work with many women who are trying to balance to demands of contemporary motherhood, as well as adolescents and adults who have challenging family relationships. My approach to psychotherapy is from a family systems and psychodynamic perspective, and I favor a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. As a result, I regularly consult with psychiatrists, primary care physicians, school personnel and other professionals regarding my client's care.
(540) 908-3855 View (540) 908-3855
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LeslieGrace Craver
LMSW, ReikiM, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170
Waitlist for new clients
Consider pausing and taking a breath. You are moving forward& it often requires a new lens,new tools and a partnership with a professional. Welcome to Healing & Growth! I utilize mind/body/spirit integrative therapies including Compassion Focused therapy, Yoga & Reiki to assist individuals, partners&families experiencing life transitions, grief & loss and unhealthy generational patterns.Together we identify and build upon core beliefs and existing strengths. Through the process self-limiting beliefs shift to self-enhancing beliefs.*My professional & personal ethical mandate includes being actively opposed to racism in all its forms.
Consider pausing and taking a breath. You are moving forward& it often requires a new lens,new tools and a partnership with a professional. Welcome to Healing & Growth! I utilize mind/body/spirit integrative therapies including Compassion Focused therapy, Yoga & Reiki to assist individuals, partners&families experiencing life transitions, grief & loss and unhealthy generational patterns.Together we identify and build upon core beliefs and existing strengths. Through the process self-limiting beliefs shift to self-enhancing beliefs.*My professional & personal ethical mandate includes being actively opposed to racism in all its forms.
(703) 775-4612 View (703) 775-4612
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Diana Santos
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, JD
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170
I take a warm, empathic approach and create a safe space to explore whatever may be holding you back from achieving more joy, connection, and authenticity in your life. I use evidence-based techniques to help you recognize patterns that are no longer serving you and to develop more adaptive coping skills. In addition to issues surrounding romantic relationships, I focus on individuals struggling with body image, perfectionism, feelings of imposter syndrome and addiction and the underlying shame. Therapy is a collaboration; together we'll set treatment goals, work toward those goals and evaluate our progress.
I take a warm, empathic approach and create a safe space to explore whatever may be holding you back from achieving more joy, connection, and authenticity in your life. I use evidence-based techniques to help you recognize patterns that are no longer serving you and to develop more adaptive coping skills. In addition to issues surrounding romantic relationships, I focus on individuals struggling with body image, perfectionism, feelings of imposter syndrome and addiction and the underlying shame. Therapy is a collaboration; together we'll set treatment goals, work toward those goals and evaluate our progress.
(571) 470-6351 View (571) 470-6351
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Charles Grausz Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Herndon, VA 20171  (Online Only)
Looking to help you or your child achieve more and reach your goals? With 22 years of experience,I have the tools to help with motivation, confidence and social difficulties. I maintain a small practice where I can offer my clients the personal attention they deserve. As a school counselor and licensed professional counselor, I have the experience to create lasting connections with people of various ages to bring about positive change.
Looking to help you or your child achieve more and reach your goals? With 22 years of experience,I have the tools to help with motivation, confidence and social difficulties. I maintain a small practice where I can offer my clients the personal attention they deserve. As a school counselor and licensed professional counselor, I have the experience to create lasting connections with people of various ages to bring about positive change.
(571) 389-7889 View (571) 389-7889
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Sarah Stark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Herndon, VA 20170
I provide therapy for children/teens and adults who are looking for help and support to successfully handle life's challenges. Because my practice includes working with children, I offer strong support for parents and families who are affected by what a child is experiencing. My approach is primarily cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused, meaning that we will look at the interplay among thoughts, feelings and behaviors to explore how negative thought patterns influence behavior and work to change those patterns to provide emotional relief. I help clients develop real-life skills and coping strategies that can last a lifetime.
I provide therapy for children/teens and adults who are looking for help and support to successfully handle life's challenges. Because my practice includes working with children, I offer strong support for parents and families who are affected by what a child is experiencing. My approach is primarily cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused, meaning that we will look at the interplay among thoughts, feelings and behaviors to explore how negative thought patterns influence behavior and work to change those patterns to provide emotional relief. I help clients develop real-life skills and coping strategies that can last a lifetime.
(571) 989-7933 View (571) 989-7933
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Dawn Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BCN, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170
I am the Clinical Director of BiofeedbackWORKS in Virginia, a clinic that offers NEUROFEEDBACK, GENERAL BIOFEEDBACK, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). We specialize in therapies that use positive reinforcement and plasticity of the brain to create better functionality & help regulate the body's parasympathetic nervous system. We offer services to a diverse population, ranging from young children to older adults. Our clients seek our services for mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries, and peak performance goals. At BiofeedbackWORKS we aim to help each client meet their individual goals.
I am the Clinical Director of BiofeedbackWORKS in Virginia, a clinic that offers NEUROFEEDBACK, GENERAL BIOFEEDBACK, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). We specialize in therapies that use positive reinforcement and plasticity of the brain to create better functionality & help regulate the body's parasympathetic nervous system. We offer services to a diverse population, ranging from young children to older adults. Our clients seek our services for mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries, and peak performance goals. At BiofeedbackWORKS we aim to help each client meet their individual goals.
(703) 997-7628 View (703) 997-7628
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Christine Cosgrave
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, hospital settings, and community mental. I have spent the last 12 years in private practice providing individual therapy, as well psychological evaluations to individuals of all ages. I primarily work from a cognitive-behavioral and integrative model and specialize in working with individuals with anxiety, depression and life transitions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, hospital settings, and community mental. I have spent the last 12 years in private practice providing individual therapy, as well psychological evaluations to individuals of all ages. I primarily work from a cognitive-behavioral and integrative model and specialize in working with individuals with anxiety, depression and life transitions.
(571) 200-3498 View (571) 200-3498
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Dr. Paula Rainer, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20171
Are you looking for a strength-based approach to life? Are you generally an internally peaceful and pleasant person but your unwanted mood or thoughts are more powerful? Do stress, anxiety, and depression make you someone that you do not recognize? Are you mad, sad, or quiet without a true reason that you can express? Are you isolating yourself from activities that you used to enjoy or would consider pleasurable? Are you tired of people looking at who you are from the outside and think that you have everything that you need, but they are missing your internal pain?
Are you looking for a strength-based approach to life? Are you generally an internally peaceful and pleasant person but your unwanted mood or thoughts are more powerful? Do stress, anxiety, and depression make you someone that you do not recognize? Are you mad, sad, or quiet without a true reason that you can express? Are you isolating yourself from activities that you used to enjoy or would consider pleasurable? Are you tired of people looking at who you are from the outside and think that you have everything that you need, but they are missing your internal pain?
(703) 782-8059 View (703) 782-8059
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John Paul Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Herndon, VA 20170
Raising children and being married can be the most wonderful, yet humbling things in life. Over the past 25 years I have worked with hundreds of families and couples to help you customize a roadmap of change that can help you with hope and practical strategies to decrease conflict, set limits, restore nurturance, and maneuver the difficulties of being a parent, married or divorced. Helping people make change and heal from hurt is my life's passion and finding a therapist that is a good fit with the right expertise can be difficult! Call me to see if I can help.
Raising children and being married can be the most wonderful, yet humbling things in life. Over the past 25 years I have worked with hundreds of families and couples to help you customize a roadmap of change that can help you with hope and practical strategies to decrease conflict, set limits, restore nurturance, and maneuver the difficulties of being a parent, married or divorced. Helping people make change and heal from hurt is my life's passion and finding a therapist that is a good fit with the right expertise can be difficult! Call me to see if I can help.
(302) 503-0379 View (302) 503-0379
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Linda Sierra
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20171  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults, adolescents and children as young as 8 years old and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, work injuries, anger issues, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors.
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults, adolescents and children as young as 8 years old and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, work injuries, anger issues, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors.
(571) 496-9178 View (571) 496-9178
Photo of Gabriela Marquez Canale, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herndon, VA
Gabriela Marquez Canale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Herndon, VA 20170
Waitlist for new clients
Why am I acting this way? Why am I like this? Can I feel better? I understand how painful and disconcerting feeling like this can be. And yet, I believe you deserve to truly know, accept, appreciate and love all of you. I will guide and support you in your therapeutic journey, and you will learn the skills to understand your past, face your present with more confidence, and ultimately look forward to enjoying your future. Self-discovery and healing are essential to leading a fulfilled life and they are a long-term investment in you and your loved ones.
Why am I acting this way? Why am I like this? Can I feel better? I understand how painful and disconcerting feeling like this can be. And yet, I believe you deserve to truly know, accept, appreciate and love all of you. I will guide and support you in your therapeutic journey, and you will learn the skills to understand your past, face your present with more confidence, and ultimately look forward to enjoying your future. Self-discovery and healing are essential to leading a fulfilled life and they are a long-term investment in you and your loved ones.
(571) 568-8072 View (571) 568-8072
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Shannon Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients. The past few years have been very difficult for all of us. The anxiety, fear and worry can be overwhelming. I am here to help. I provide a caring and empathetic relationship with you to guide and achieve new goals and increase self-esteem. We will work together to identify and achieve goals while exploring any obstacles that may occur. I will partner with you to offer personalized care that addresses your needs and helps you find the right path forward.
Accepting NEW clients. The past few years have been very difficult for all of us. The anxiety, fear and worry can be overwhelming. I am here to help. I provide a caring and empathetic relationship with you to guide and achieve new goals and increase self-esteem. We will work together to identify and achieve goals while exploring any obstacles that may occur. I will partner with you to offer personalized care that addresses your needs and helps you find the right path forward.
(703) 686-8517 View (703) 686-8517
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Jamie Crosier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20171  (Online Only)
Hey there, I’m Jamie (she/her). If you struggle to feel seen, if you experience stress with your identity or in your relationships, or maybe if you're new to therapy or you've had not-great encounters with therapists in the past, I hope you'll book a session and give me a try. My approach is intuitive, collaborative, and conversational, and prioritizes a safe and inclusive experience for people from diverse and often marginalized backgrounds.
Hey there, I’m Jamie (she/her). If you struggle to feel seen, if you experience stress with your identity or in your relationships, or maybe if you're new to therapy or you've had not-great encounters with therapists in the past, I hope you'll book a session and give me a try. My approach is intuitive, collaborative, and conversational, and prioritizes a safe and inclusive experience for people from diverse and often marginalized backgrounds.
(571) 946-1448 View (571) 946-1448
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Deepti Mishra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Herndon, VA 20170
Feeling alone, disconnected, stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Struggling with strong emotions? Wanting to create a secure bond with your partner? You have been trying everything you can think of but nothing seems to be working. Let me guide you out of your painful situation and help you create peace, calm, and contentment in your life. My goal is to help you connect with your own strengths and face life's challenges with confidence. I am ready to help you make a change utilizing emotionally focused therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
Feeling alone, disconnected, stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Struggling with strong emotions? Wanting to create a secure bond with your partner? You have been trying everything you can think of but nothing seems to be working. Let me guide you out of your painful situation and help you create peace, calm, and contentment in your life. My goal is to help you connect with your own strengths and face life's challenges with confidence. I am ready to help you make a change utilizing emotionally focused therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
(571) 526-0369 View (571) 526-0369
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Robin Knoblach
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170
Welcome! I offer a warm, accepting, and confidential space to explore your problems and concerns, and a partnership where we can work together to address them. I approach therapy and counseling as a collaborative and relational endeavor where we put together my expertise with the strengths and the strivings that have gotten you this far. Together we will develop an understanding of the challenges you are struggling with and help you meet those challenges so that you can grow and thrive.
Welcome! I offer a warm, accepting, and confidential space to explore your problems and concerns, and a partnership where we can work together to address them. I approach therapy and counseling as a collaborative and relational endeavor where we put together my expertise with the strengths and the strivings that have gotten you this far. Together we will develop an understanding of the challenges you are struggling with and help you meet those challenges so that you can grow and thrive.
(703) 454-8498 x801 View (703) 454-8498 x801
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Melanie Kantor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170
Waitlist for new clients
Currently full, please enquire about future availability. My goal is to help you identify and harness your strengths and quirks to build a life of meaning- one that is driven by your values and goals, not by fear or limitations. Your most fulfilling life may not be what society has told you it should be. I am a gender affirming, queer-friendly therapist who celebrates and affirms neurodiversity. My clients describe me as warm, affirming, and unfiltered. My clients appreciate that I “don’t BS.” While I am always honest, I am also patient & gentle, especially with teens. I specialize in work with teens, young adults, and adults.
Currently full, please enquire about future availability. My goal is to help you identify and harness your strengths and quirks to build a life of meaning- one that is driven by your values and goals, not by fear or limitations. Your most fulfilling life may not be what society has told you it should be. I am a gender affirming, queer-friendly therapist who celebrates and affirms neurodiversity. My clients describe me as warm, affirming, and unfiltered. My clients appreciate that I “don’t BS.” While I am always honest, I am also patient & gentle, especially with teens. I specialize in work with teens, young adults, and adults.
(571) 441-5358 View (571) 441-5358
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Melanie Fraim
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20170
Life is hard. But you don't have to go through it alone. I have nearly 20 years of experience working in mental health treatment, and it would be my privilege to walk alongside you on your journey. In my practice, I will utilize cognitive-behavioral and strengths-based strategies to help you achieve your treatment goals. My approach is warm, compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental, and encouraging.
Life is hard. But you don't have to go through it alone. I have nearly 20 years of experience working in mental health treatment, and it would be my privilege to walk alongside you on your journey. In my practice, I will utilize cognitive-behavioral and strengths-based strategies to help you achieve your treatment goals. My approach is warm, compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental, and encouraging.
(571) 487-8650 View (571) 487-8650
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Gabi Taweel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Herndon, VA 20171  (Online Only)
Navigating life as a young adult is a challenge. Often we seek stability among life's chaos, while other times we seek excitement among life's mundanity. I am here to help you identify your needs and desires during both transitional and stagnant periods of your life. I firmly believe the therapeutic relationship provides the groundwork for healing and I prioritize building rapport and mutual trust. Together, we will dive beneath surface issues, discover the underlying reasons for distress, and build strategies to take control of your life.
Navigating life as a young adult is a challenge. Often we seek stability among life's chaos, while other times we seek excitement among life's mundanity. I am here to help you identify your needs and desires during both transitional and stagnant periods of your life. I firmly believe the therapeutic relationship provides the groundwork for healing and I prioritize building rapport and mutual trust. Together, we will dive beneath surface issues, discover the underlying reasons for distress, and build strategies to take control of your life.
(571) 497-5744 View (571) 497-5744

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Herndon, VA

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Herndon, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
70% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
54% Relationship Issues
53% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Cigna and Evernorth
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Herndon, VA see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Herndon?

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.