Therapists in Lorton, VA

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Sean Gleason
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for a therapist who can help you without judging you? One who will accept you unconditionally and work together with you as a partner in the therapeutic process? I practice person-centered therapy, which believes a therapist should be transparent about the process and relate to you without hiding behind a professional or personal facade. I will treat you with unconditional positive regard and accept you for the wonderful person that you are inside. I will listen to you without judgment and take the time to understand and appreciate your perspective.
Are you looking for a therapist who can help you without judging you? One who will accept you unconditionally and work together with you as a partner in the therapeutic process? I practice person-centered therapy, which believes a therapist should be transparent about the process and relate to you without hiding behind a professional or personal facade. I will treat you with unconditional positive regard and accept you for the wonderful person that you are inside. I will listen to you without judgment and take the time to understand and appreciate your perspective.
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Clara A Marshall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, CCDC, QMHP
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
As a psychotherapist with over 30 years in the field of counseling, social work, substance abuse and mental health my focus is to help clients work on “Letting Go" of past hurt, trauma, release negative feelings and open up to personal growth. Clients will find the office to be welcoming, safe, respectful, and non-judgmental. This structure is designed to allow the client to experience freedom as they explore the journey to find meaning, understanding, and purpose. I provide guidance using psychological CBT modalities and techniques to help the client change thoughts, change emotions, change behaviors and change their lives.
As a psychotherapist with over 30 years in the field of counseling, social work, substance abuse and mental health my focus is to help clients work on “Letting Go" of past hurt, trauma, release negative feelings and open up to personal growth. Clients will find the office to be welcoming, safe, respectful, and non-judgmental. This structure is designed to allow the client to experience freedom as they explore the journey to find meaning, understanding, and purpose. I provide guidance using psychological CBT modalities and techniques to help the client change thoughts, change emotions, change behaviors and change their lives.
(571) 992-0060 View (571) 992-0060
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My Way Wellness and Lifestyle Management
PhD, MP, NLP
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
When you aren’t quite sure what you are experiencing or how to handle, therapy is the “brain medicine” that heals all areas of your life. Together, we will identify your challenges, rediscover your passions, destroy toxic thought processes, explore new opportunities, and learn some really cool psychology tips along the way. My office is private, no shared waiting room. I utilize handwritten charting, which offers you an additional layer of privacy and confidentiality. I offer weekday, evening, and weekend appointments, to accommodate your schedule, not mine. TeleSessions and Concierge therapy (home visits) are also available.
When you aren’t quite sure what you are experiencing or how to handle, therapy is the “brain medicine” that heals all areas of your life. Together, we will identify your challenges, rediscover your passions, destroy toxic thought processes, explore new opportunities, and learn some really cool psychology tips along the way. My office is private, no shared waiting room. I utilize handwritten charting, which offers you an additional layer of privacy and confidentiality. I offer weekday, evening, and weekend appointments, to accommodate your schedule, not mine. TeleSessions and Concierge therapy (home visits) are also available.
(540) 210-1612 View (540) 210-1612
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Gabby de la Flor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079  (Online Only)
I strive to create a calm, safe, and comfortable space for individuals to engage in therapeutic work to improve their mental wellbeing and overall quality of life. I am a firm believer in the power of acknowledging and talking through thoughts, feelings, and experiences aloud as they so easily get tangled and overwhelming when left unsaid.
I strive to create a calm, safe, and comfortable space for individuals to engage in therapeutic work to improve their mental wellbeing and overall quality of life. I am a firm believer in the power of acknowledging and talking through thoughts, feelings, and experiences aloud as they so easily get tangled and overwhelming when left unsaid.
(703) 686-8236 View (703) 686-8236
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Nephetia Tryman Whittaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
My name is Nephetia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health care for individuals. I have experience assisting and supporting clients to overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, grief, issues specific to women, low self-esteem, and anger. My experience ranges from teens to adults and I have worked with the LGBTQIA+ population. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, including CBT, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - I believe that clients are in charge of their counseling experience so that treatment is individualized.
My name is Nephetia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health care for individuals. I have experience assisting and supporting clients to overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, grief, issues specific to women, low self-esteem, and anger. My experience ranges from teens to adults and I have worked with the LGBTQIA+ population. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, including CBT, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - I believe that clients are in charge of their counseling experience so that treatment is individualized.
(434) 808-0404 View (434) 808-0404
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Denise Niner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lorton, VA 22079  (Online Only)
Sometimes the assistance of a trained professional can help you get past the roadblocks in life that could be holding you back from reaching your goals. I use a variety of clinical tools dependent upon each individual's goals and unique needs. I have been a social worker for over 20 years, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience working with individuals, adolescents and families.
Sometimes the assistance of a trained professional can help you get past the roadblocks in life that could be holding you back from reaching your goals. I use a variety of clinical tools dependent upon each individual's goals and unique needs. I have been a social worker for over 20 years, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience working with individuals, adolescents and families.
(703) 454-8125 View (703) 454-8125
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Deborah Sabatino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
My name is Deb Sabatino and I am and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I use a gentle wholistic approach which is trauma-informed when working with clients. My speciality is working with young adults ages 18-30 who are experiencing anxiety due to life transitions. I also specialize in relationship trauma and helping clients restore themselves back to health after they have experienced abuse of any kind. I have experience working with Military, Law Enforcement and their families.
My name is Deb Sabatino and I am and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I use a gentle wholistic approach which is trauma-informed when working with clients. My speciality is working with young adults ages 18-30 who are experiencing anxiety due to life transitions. I also specialize in relationship trauma and helping clients restore themselves back to health after they have experienced abuse of any kind. I have experience working with Military, Law Enforcement and their families.
(571) 630-3981 View (571) 630-3981
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Anne Zeigler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lorton, VA 22079  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in a collaborative, holistic approach to counseling. My passion is to provide a place for healing, learning, and understanding. I help my clients find personal strength while building healthy self-perceptions. My experience as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional includes helping clients heal from childhood and adult trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and issues with assertiveness. I have personal and professional experience supporting women through pregnancy and postpartum challenges.
I believe in a collaborative, holistic approach to counseling. My passion is to provide a place for healing, learning, and understanding. I help my clients find personal strength while building healthy self-perceptions. My experience as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional includes helping clients heal from childhood and adult trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, and issues with assertiveness. I have personal and professional experience supporting women through pregnancy and postpartum challenges.
(703) 721-4383 View (703) 721-4383
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Kyle Stephan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
I specialize in the relationships we have with ourselves, partners, children, and families. Whether a child or adult, our behaviors can always be made sense of when seen as a bid for connection, security, co-regulation, or validation. Where responses feel disruptive, defiant, shut down, withdrawn, critical, or overwhelming, they are a protest against disconnection or change, indications of a missed need, or a signal that whatever is happening is outside of a capacity to cope at that moment. I make space for everyone’s resourceful, brilliant, and sometimes limiting patterns, emotions, needs, protectors, and adaptations.
I specialize in the relationships we have with ourselves, partners, children, and families. Whether a child or adult, our behaviors can always be made sense of when seen as a bid for connection, security, co-regulation, or validation. Where responses feel disruptive, defiant, shut down, withdrawn, critical, or overwhelming, they are a protest against disconnection or change, indications of a missed need, or a signal that whatever is happening is outside of a capacity to cope at that moment. I make space for everyone’s resourceful, brilliant, and sometimes limiting patterns, emotions, needs, protectors, and adaptations.
(540) 264-3085 View (540) 264-3085
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Couples Therapy at The Center for Connection
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LCSW, LMFT-R, LPC-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lorton, VA 22079
We help couples build person-to-person, heart-to-heart, soul-to-soul connections. We all long to be seen, heard, understood, held, and cherished by our precious person. Being in secure connection often conflicts with how life has shaped us. For many of us, relationship experiences have included bumps in the road, needs have been missed, wounds have developed, protections have grown, trust has been broken, limited beliefs have emerged, and parts of us have been hidden away. We help couples explore how life has influenced their interactions and then find lasting ways to heal, connect, repair, meet unmet needs, and build security.
We help couples build person-to-person, heart-to-heart, soul-to-soul connections. We all long to be seen, heard, understood, held, and cherished by our precious person. Being in secure connection often conflicts with how life has shaped us. For many of us, relationship experiences have included bumps in the road, needs have been missed, wounds have developed, protections have grown, trust has been broken, limited beliefs have emerged, and parts of us have been hidden away. We help couples explore how life has influenced their interactions and then find lasting ways to heal, connect, repair, meet unmet needs, and build security.
(571) 253-7164 View (571) 253-7164
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Samantha Blancher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
Ideally, our early experiences of connection were secure, safe, accessible, and responsive and we developed an internal sense of ourselves as loveable, worthy, and deserving of getting our needs met. But what happens when this has not been our experience? Many of us have had to find ways to adapt and survive moments of disconnect, invalidation, or criticism. This can often mean we hold beliefs about ourselves that are limiting, worry that we have to hide or minimize parts of who we are, deny certain emotions, hustle for our worth, and/or build up layers of protection. I can support you to heal, connect and create lasting change.
Ideally, our early experiences of connection were secure, safe, accessible, and responsive and we developed an internal sense of ourselves as loveable, worthy, and deserving of getting our needs met. But what happens when this has not been our experience? Many of us have had to find ways to adapt and survive moments of disconnect, invalidation, or criticism. This can often mean we hold beliefs about ourselves that are limiting, worry that we have to hide or minimize parts of who we are, deny certain emotions, hustle for our worth, and/or build up layers of protection. I can support you to heal, connect and create lasting change.
(571) 487-7616 View (571) 487-7616
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Phoenix Counseling Centre-Counseling for Christ
Psychological Associate, Thd, DivD, MA
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
Phoenix Counseling Centre is a Christ-based organization that serves to provide individual, family, child, marriage and autism diagnostic therapy services. Phoenix Counseling Centre was founded on the principles of Christ. We believe honesty, integrity and compassion are the cornerstone of our practice. Our clinicians are dedicated to the personal growth of each individual client; each with years of experience in counseling. Our humanistic approach is client-centered and based in the Jungian and Rogerian theoretical perspectives. We work cooperatively with each client to eliminate barriers to their personal mental health.
Phoenix Counseling Centre is a Christ-based organization that serves to provide individual, family, child, marriage and autism diagnostic therapy services. Phoenix Counseling Centre was founded on the principles of Christ. We believe honesty, integrity and compassion are the cornerstone of our practice. Our clinicians are dedicated to the personal growth of each individual client; each with years of experience in counseling. Our humanistic approach is client-centered and based in the Jungian and Rogerian theoretical perspectives. We work cooperatively with each client to eliminate barriers to their personal mental health.
(202) 335-2332 View (202) 335-2332
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Aysha Kemp
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
Life and relationships sometimes offer inaccurate messages about who we are, what we deserve, and what is available to us. Where you have felt invalidated, shamed, limited, or unsafe, I want to help you rewrite your story. I am passionate about connection, communication, mind-body-soul healing, and guiding others into their light. I support individuals, couples, and families in identifying patterns such as over-functioning, perfectionism, people-pleasing, shutting down, withdrawing, or focusing on tasks. As we explore the roots of these strategies, we can find new ways to relate, meet needs, build self-worth, and heal old hurts.
Life and relationships sometimes offer inaccurate messages about who we are, what we deserve, and what is available to us. Where you have felt invalidated, shamed, limited, or unsafe, I want to help you rewrite your story. I am passionate about connection, communication, mind-body-soul healing, and guiding others into their light. I support individuals, couples, and families in identifying patterns such as over-functioning, perfectionism, people-pleasing, shutting down, withdrawing, or focusing on tasks. As we explore the roots of these strategies, we can find new ways to relate, meet needs, build self-worth, and heal old hurts.
(703) 260-7104 View (703) 260-7104
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Anwar Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lorton, VA 22079
When we are in conflict, disconnection, or misunderstanding with a loved one, we all experience distress. Our protective strategies come alive- we shut down, criticize, go numb, or pursue for reconnection. We find ourselves in the same old dance, talking different relational languages we can’t seem to reconcile, having the same old fight. I help individuals and couples talk about what is happening inside them, identify their needs, and understand what is at the core of any recurring patterns. I make space for all the ways life has shaped each of you, how this impacts your interactions, and where the misses are taking place.
When we are in conflict, disconnection, or misunderstanding with a loved one, we all experience distress. Our protective strategies come alive- we shut down, criticize, go numb, or pursue for reconnection. We find ourselves in the same old dance, talking different relational languages we can’t seem to reconcile, having the same old fight. I help individuals and couples talk about what is happening inside them, identify their needs, and understand what is at the core of any recurring patterns. I make space for all the ways life has shaped each of you, how this impacts your interactions, and where the misses are taking place.
(703) 552-9617 View (703) 552-9617
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Laura M Miskimins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
I have over 25 years experience practicing psychotherapy, and work with older adolescents and adults of all ages. I have experience and expertise helping with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, life transitions, grief and loss, parenting, abuse/trauma, self-esteem, young adult issues and caregiver stress.
I have over 25 years experience practicing psychotherapy, and work with older adolescents and adults of all ages. I have experience and expertise helping with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, life transitions, grief and loss, parenting, abuse/trauma, self-esteem, young adult issues and caregiver stress.
(703) 935-5742 View (703) 935-5742
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Alice A. Jimenez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLM, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
I believe in helping those who come to my office with compassion and understanding in an atmosphere conducive towards healing, where there is no room for judgment or criticism. In psychotherapy, my clients find an opportunity to go within, tap into issues that are unresolved and explore endless possibilities to make necessary changes that add meaning to their lives. It is a journey of self-discovery for clients who are willing to take the necessary steps towards self-awareness, mood-regulation and self-actualization.
I believe in helping those who come to my office with compassion and understanding in an atmosphere conducive towards healing, where there is no room for judgment or criticism. In psychotherapy, my clients find an opportunity to go within, tap into issues that are unresolved and explore endless possibilities to make necessary changes that add meaning to their lives. It is a journey of self-discovery for clients who are willing to take the necessary steps towards self-awareness, mood-regulation and self-actualization.
(703) 594-4392 View (703) 594-4392
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Sharlene Hamilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Lorton, VA 22079
I provide therapy, insight, and support to children and their parents, teens, adults, couples, and families. I use a variety of techniques based in sound theory to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to guide clients through their challenges. In sessions clients address anxiety, depression, relationship/marital difficulties, grief & loss difficulties, parental separation/divorce, trauma/PTSD, suicidal ideation/self-harm, social phobias, peer relationship and social skills difficulties, ADHD, and other behavioral Issues.
I provide therapy, insight, and support to children and their parents, teens, adults, couples, and families. I use a variety of techniques based in sound theory to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to guide clients through their challenges. In sessions clients address anxiety, depression, relationship/marital difficulties, grief & loss difficulties, parental separation/divorce, trauma/PTSD, suicidal ideation/self-harm, social phobias, peer relationship and social skills difficulties, ADHD, and other behavioral Issues.
(703) 291-3681 View (703) 291-3681
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Corliss Gillespie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lorton, VA 22079
Not accepting new clients
Not sure what's going on with your kid? Is his/her behavior different - either anxious, angry, or antsy? Or maybe he/she has low self esteem? We help anxious/angry/antsy kids lead happier lives for happier homes. We help families get unstuck, rather it be relationship tension (mother/daughter relationships) or mind blocks (anger or anxiety issues). Through brief-solution focused counseling, we provide a safe and warm environment. Let's sit down and talk. Click on the website link to find out more or call for an appointment today.
Not sure what's going on with your kid? Is his/her behavior different - either anxious, angry, or antsy? Or maybe he/she has low self esteem? We help anxious/angry/antsy kids lead happier lives for happier homes. We help families get unstuck, rather it be relationship tension (mother/daughter relationships) or mind blocks (anger or anxiety issues). Through brief-solution focused counseling, we provide a safe and warm environment. Let's sit down and talk. Click on the website link to find out more or call for an appointment today.
(571) 474-3468 View (571) 474-3468
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Melisha Calloway-Carson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079  (Online Only)
Are you tired of trying solutions that don't work? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you struggling with issues and you are at a loss of what do? Are you tired of feeling "stuck"? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, I am here to help. I help individuals become mentally well and balanced. I provide solutions that work. I offer specialized psychotherapy services for adults and couples. As a Licensed Therapist, my services focus on evidence-based treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation.
Are you tired of trying solutions that don't work? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you struggling with issues and you are at a loss of what do? Are you tired of feeling "stuck"? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, I am here to help. I help individuals become mentally well and balanced. I provide solutions that work. I offer specialized psychotherapy services for adults and couples. As a Licensed Therapist, my services focus on evidence-based treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation.
(804) 536-0780 View (804) 536-0780
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Brandie J Bartlett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lorton, VA 22079
Psychological and psycho-educational testing can be useful in identifying a variety of clinical concerns, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis. I rely on multiple sources of information, such as tests of personality and behavior, ability or intelligence, and personal and collateral interviews. I strive to be thorough, objective, well reasoned, and understandable in my feedback to clients.
Psychological and psycho-educational testing can be useful in identifying a variety of clinical concerns, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis. I rely on multiple sources of information, such as tests of personality and behavior, ability or intelligence, and personal and collateral interviews. I strive to be thorough, objective, well reasoned, and understandable in my feedback to clients.
(703) 468-8806 View (703) 468-8806
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Number of Therapists in Lorton, VA

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lorton, VA who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
92% Anxiety
79% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% CareFirst
76% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Lorton, VA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Lorton?

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.