Therapists in Luray, VA

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Jeff Lown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Luray, VA 22835
Not accepting new clients
There is never a wrong time to start therapy, nor is there a right one. We won’t worry about right or wrong, but instead we’ll accept where you are - as we work together to discover where you want to go and how to get there. I spend a lot of my free time hiking, seeking out new and interesting terrain. The growth you will hopefully experience during our work together may be much like a challenging hike, with some gentle slopes and triumphant summits, but also with trips, stumbles, and strenuous climbs. I cannot climb your mountains for you, but I will climb them with you and help to show you the way forward.
There is never a wrong time to start therapy, nor is there a right one. We won’t worry about right or wrong, but instead we’ll accept where you are - as we work together to discover where you want to go and how to get there. I spend a lot of my free time hiking, seeking out new and interesting terrain. The growth you will hopefully experience during our work together may be much like a challenging hike, with some gentle slopes and triumphant summits, but also with trips, stumbles, and strenuous climbs. I cannot climb your mountains for you, but I will climb them with you and help to show you the way forward.
(540) 534-4438 View (540) 534-4438
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Deveney Elizabeth Quinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Luray, VA 22835
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with a wide variety of individuals and believe that the therapeutic relationship can be a catalyst for an array of life affirming changes. Every individual has the right to find peace, joy and satisfaction in life. Often our inner dialogues, messages we've received from others, as well as traumatic and painful life experiences can interfere with our ability to find peace. In our work together, my goal will be to assist you in reaching whatever it is that you define as the best life for you.
I enjoy working with a wide variety of individuals and believe that the therapeutic relationship can be a catalyst for an array of life affirming changes. Every individual has the right to find peace, joy and satisfaction in life. Often our inner dialogues, messages we've received from others, as well as traumatic and painful life experiences can interfere with our ability to find peace. In our work together, my goal will be to assist you in reaching whatever it is that you define as the best life for you.
(540) 534-0313 View (540) 534-0313
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Kadie A King
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luray, VA 22835
Not accepting new clients
****Not Accepting New Clients at this time**** Rocktown Counseling LLC, was created in order to meet continued mental health needs in our community after the COVID19 pandemic began. Primarily my work focuses on children, adolescents, parents, and helping families see how the whole family impacts one another. In my 10+ years of experience I have worked with individuals with different abilities, at-risk youth experiencing trauma, and families desiring to develop a deeper attachment. Individual goals range from coping strategies for anxiety/depression, trauma treatment, and attachment parenting.
****Not Accepting New Clients at this time**** Rocktown Counseling LLC, was created in order to meet continued mental health needs in our community after the COVID19 pandemic began. Primarily my work focuses on children, adolescents, parents, and helping families see how the whole family impacts one another. In my 10+ years of experience I have worked with individuals with different abilities, at-risk youth experiencing trauma, and families desiring to develop a deeper attachment. Individual goals range from coping strategies for anxiety/depression, trauma treatment, and attachment parenting.
(540) 426-3855 View (540) 426-3855

Online Therapists

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Gus Nava
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314
Hi, I bring everything I can to my career as clinical psychologist. I got my work ethic from my parents who were immigrants to this country and who both worked in health care. I got my education from both the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. I've gotten my experience from working with clients in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, community mental health centers and the DC Police Department. I will do my best to help you address the conflicts in your life that may be causing your anxiety, depression or relationship stress.
Hi, I bring everything I can to my career as clinical psychologist. I got my work ethic from my parents who were immigrants to this country and who both worked in health care. I got my education from both the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University. I've gotten my experience from working with clients in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, community mental health centers and the DC Police Department. I will do my best to help you address the conflicts in your life that may be causing your anxiety, depression or relationship stress.
(703) 372-9325 x304 View (703) 372-9325 x304
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Maria A Hylton, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Has your life gotten off track? Do you need an ASAM substance abuse evaluation because of an alcohol/drug related charge? Has alcohol affected your health or liver status? Have your life goals been put on hold because of an alcohol/drug related issue? Is it time to evaluate your relationship with alcohol/drugs and maybe make some changes? Do you need outpatient follow up from intensive treatment? Are issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, life skills, grief, post partum depression, or adoption getting in your way? Come meet with a counselor skilled in substance abuse and mental health services to discuss options.
Has your life gotten off track? Do you need an ASAM substance abuse evaluation because of an alcohol/drug related charge? Has alcohol affected your health or liver status? Have your life goals been put on hold because of an alcohol/drug related issue? Is it time to evaluate your relationship with alcohol/drugs and maybe make some changes? Do you need outpatient follow up from intensive treatment? Are issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, life skills, grief, post partum depression, or adoption getting in your way? Come meet with a counselor skilled in substance abuse and mental health services to discuss options.
(703) 476-2348 View (703) 476-2348
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Karen Karafin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22204  (Online Only)
Wish the important people in your life could really hear you? An experienced therapist who can see all sides can be just what is needed to untangle old knots. I work with people of all sexual and gender orientations. I help people in all kinds of relationships - romantic, parent/child, sibling, friends, and all ways of structuring their lives together - monogamous, open, polyamorous, platonic. I have years of experience supporting both the neurotypical and neurodivergent communities, and I especially enjoy working with couples who might have differing neurotypes, or otherwise have trouble understanding each other.
Wish the important people in your life could really hear you? An experienced therapist who can see all sides can be just what is needed to untangle old knots. I work with people of all sexual and gender orientations. I help people in all kinds of relationships - romantic, parent/child, sibling, friends, and all ways of structuring their lives together - monogamous, open, polyamorous, platonic. I have years of experience supporting both the neurotypical and neurodivergent communities, and I especially enjoy working with couples who might have differing neurotypes, or otherwise have trouble understanding each other.
(703) 671-7668 View (703) 671-7668
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Ellie Cunanan-Petty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22046
Taking the first step isn't easy, but difficult first steps can pay off. Interviewing therapists to find someone right for you is a meaningful first step. I provide individual, couples and family therapy in a safe, supportive space. In that space, we will work together to discover what your life is trying to teach you, so you can progress toward creating a life you love. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Taking the first step isn't easy, but difficult first steps can pay off. Interviewing therapists to find someone right for you is a meaningful first step. I provide individual, couples and family therapy in a safe, supportive space. In that space, we will work together to discover what your life is trying to teach you, so you can progress toward creating a life you love. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
(571) 321-5031 View (571) 321-5031
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Seth Yavit - Art Therapist - Dc And Va
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Are you struggling to build or maintain relationships, manage emotions, or adjust to life's challenges? Depression, anxiety, anger, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, and other disorders can be challenging to face alone. Therapy can help you build coping skills that you can use to overcome your challenges. While trauma can cause great pain in your life, learning the tools to become more positive and more focused can turn those defeats into the very things that build perseverance. I have helped clients of all ages overcome challenges to unlock more fulfilling lives. So reach out, I look forward to helping.
Are you struggling to build or maintain relationships, manage emotions, or adjust to life's challenges? Depression, anxiety, anger, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, and other disorders can be challenging to face alone. Therapy can help you build coping skills that you can use to overcome your challenges. While trauma can cause great pain in your life, learning the tools to become more positive and more focused can turn those defeats into the very things that build perseverance. I have helped clients of all ages overcome challenges to unlock more fulfilling lives. So reach out, I look forward to helping.
(202) 217-1193 View (202) 217-1193
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Sarah Dix
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midlothian, VA 23112
Sarah Dix is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She received her BS from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. She then received her MS in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the School of Allied Health at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. Sarah completed required clinical hours for Virginia licensure in 2021 and has been licensed since November 2021. Sarah has worked as a community-based counselor and clinical supervisor for the past two years.
Sarah Dix is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She received her BS from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. She then received her MS in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the School of Allied Health at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. Sarah completed required clinical hours for Virginia licensure in 2021 and has been licensed since November 2021. Sarah has worked as a community-based counselor and clinical supervisor for the past two years.
(804) 999-6010 View (804) 999-6010
Full Circle Grief Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Henrico, VA 23238
Full Circle Grief Center's mission is to provide comprehensive professional bereavement support to children, adults, families, and communities. Since 2008, we have facilitated support groups and educational programs in Richmond and the surrounding communities. In 2018, our services expanded to include individual counseling for children (ages 3-17) and adults grieving the death of a loved one. During this one-on-one service, our therapists strive to provide a personal approach to grief support, working to understand your current needs and offering a safe place of acceptance to work through these needs.
Full Circle Grief Center's mission is to provide comprehensive professional bereavement support to children, adults, families, and communities. Since 2008, we have facilitated support groups and educational programs in Richmond and the surrounding communities. In 2018, our services expanded to include individual counseling for children (ages 3-17) and adults grieving the death of a loved one. During this one-on-one service, our therapists strive to provide a personal approach to grief support, working to understand your current needs and offering a safe place of acceptance to work through these needs.
(804) 374-9540 View (804) 374-9540
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Alicia Margarita Funes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Therapy is a method of improving daily functioning by acquiring self-motivation through gaining insight, establishing boundaries, and embracing positive and challenging emotional states. You will learn to trust yourself, enhance your self-compassion, recognize your strengths, and discover the gifts with which you have been blessed. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have worked in diverse settings, including inpatient and outpatient care, home-based counseling, residential treatment centers, hospitals, private practice, and schools.
Therapy is a method of improving daily functioning by acquiring self-motivation through gaining insight, establishing boundaries, and embracing positive and challenging emotional states. You will learn to trust yourself, enhance your self-compassion, recognize your strengths, and discover the gifts with which you have been blessed. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have worked in diverse settings, including inpatient and outpatient care, home-based counseling, residential treatment centers, hospitals, private practice, and schools.
(571) 520-4674 View (571) 520-4674
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Bekah DeMieri
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, VA 22153  (Online Only)
I am a MSW student and a practicing music therapist with over 16 years experience working with children, teens, and adults with neurological and developmental disabilities and their families. My approach is compassionate, curious, authentic, and affirming. I believe we are highly adaptive and we do our best to make sense of our environment and the systems in which we live. I hope to create a safe, secure space in which you can explore your attachments, gain insight into thoughts creating issues in your daily life, and not only think about but nurture a belief and feeling of self-compassion, self-trust, and connection.
I am a MSW student and a practicing music therapist with over 16 years experience working with children, teens, and adults with neurological and developmental disabilities and their families. My approach is compassionate, curious, authentic, and affirming. I believe we are highly adaptive and we do our best to make sense of our environment and the systems in which we live. I hope to create a safe, secure space in which you can explore your attachments, gain insight into thoughts creating issues in your daily life, and not only think about but nurture a belief and feeling of self-compassion, self-trust, and connection.
(617) 207-8217 View (617) 207-8217
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Painted Bird Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with something and do not know where to turn? Are current issues with career, relationships, finances keeping you stuck? Perhaps, it’s buried deeper in your past and you need the positive space to process and ultimately heal. Whatever you are having difficulty moving through, we are committed to providing you with the nonjudgmental, empathetic and caring therapeutic intervention that you seek. Highly trained in complex trauma, depression and anxiety disorders. we utilize a humanistic and whole person approach which utilizes a tailored treatment plan dependent on your individual needs. Call for free consultation.
Are you struggling with something and do not know where to turn? Are current issues with career, relationships, finances keeping you stuck? Perhaps, it’s buried deeper in your past and you need the positive space to process and ultimately heal. Whatever you are having difficulty moving through, we are committed to providing you with the nonjudgmental, empathetic and caring therapeutic intervention that you seek. Highly trained in complex trauma, depression and anxiety disorders. we utilize a humanistic and whole person approach which utilizes a tailored treatment plan dependent on your individual needs. Call for free consultation.
(757) 600-6613 View (757) 600-6613
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Amanda Thenor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23230
Hola, my name is Amanda Thenor. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Master Social Worker in Virginia with 10 years of professional experience, I specialize in providing support for individuals struggling with chronic insomnia through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). In addition to addressing sleep disorders, I am dedicated to assisting clients of all ages in navigating various challenges such as stress, depression, family conflict, self-image, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, mood disorders, and more.
Hola, my name is Amanda Thenor. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Master Social Worker in Virginia with 10 years of professional experience, I specialize in providing support for individuals struggling with chronic insomnia through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). In addition to addressing sleep disorders, I am dedicated to assisting clients of all ages in navigating various challenges such as stress, depression, family conflict, self-image, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, mood disorders, and more.
(804) 361-8283 View (804) 361-8283
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Brittany Rush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23223  (Online Only)
My ideal client is an adult aspiring to work towards becoming the best version of themself, whatever that means to them. They desire to build a life for themself in which they wake up every day feeling purposeful, meaningful and healthy. In a world where it is so easy to becoming overwhelmed due to constant exposure to negativity, the perspectives and opinions of others, the pressures of society and secondary/vicarious trauma, my ideal clients (whom I refer to as "my people") seek a safe space to process their world, their perspectives, their goals and to figure themselves out from the inside out.
My ideal client is an adult aspiring to work towards becoming the best version of themself, whatever that means to them. They desire to build a life for themself in which they wake up every day feeling purposeful, meaningful and healthy. In a world where it is so easy to becoming overwhelmed due to constant exposure to negativity, the perspectives and opinions of others, the pressures of society and secondary/vicarious trauma, my ideal clients (whom I refer to as "my people") seek a safe space to process their world, their perspectives, their goals and to figure themselves out from the inside out.
(804) 492-7300 View (804) 492-7300
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Amoya Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like you're running on an endless treadmill, feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you at a point where your mental and emotional energy is depleted, and every task, no matter how small, seems like climbing a mountain? Step into a warm space crafted just for you— where the challenges you uniquely face are not just understood but embraced. Let's embark on a journey together—one that dives into self-understanding, nurtures self-compassion, and taps into your strengths for a more profound connection to what truly matters in your world.
Do you feel like you're running on an endless treadmill, feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you at a point where your mental and emotional energy is depleted, and every task, no matter how small, seems like climbing a mountain? Step into a warm space crafted just for you— where the challenges you uniquely face are not just understood but embraced. Let's embark on a journey together—one that dives into self-understanding, nurtures self-compassion, and taps into your strengths for a more profound connection to what truly matters in your world.
(571) 200-9782 View (571) 200-9782
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Maya Colleen Rzemyk
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manassas, VA 20110
I am a Supervisee in Social Work who is dedicated to foster change and help clients reach their individual goals. I focus on each client as a unique individual and communicate in a positive and compassionate manner. I strive to create a plan of treatment with goals that can help improve my client's day to day life. I am motivated to provide a safe environment and facilitates change in a client-centered approach.
I am a Supervisee in Social Work who is dedicated to foster change and help clients reach their individual goals. I focus on each client as a unique individual and communicate in a positive and compassionate manner. I strive to create a plan of treatment with goals that can help improve my client's day to day life. I am motivated to provide a safe environment and facilitates change in a client-centered approach.
(571) 596-7455 View (571) 596-7455
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Doris Dodson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Doris Dodson (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses a strengths-based approach to treat clients dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, adoption, grief/loss, and relationship issues. She believes clients are the experts on themselves and she has worked collaboratively with children, adolescents, and adults to overcome challenges. Doris has a wide range of experience including teaching social work students in higher education, leading anger management and batterers intervention groups, and training mental health clinicians in providing therapeutic services to clients impacted by foster care and adoption.
Doris Dodson (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses a strengths-based approach to treat clients dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, adoption, grief/loss, and relationship issues. She believes clients are the experts on themselves and she has worked collaboratively with children, adolescents, and adults to overcome challenges. Doris has a wide range of experience including teaching social work students in higher education, leading anger management and batterers intervention groups, and training mental health clinicians in providing therapeutic services to clients impacted by foster care and adoption.
(434) 577-6786 View (434) 577-6786
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Bonnie Kuo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22301  (Online Only)
NOTE: I am currently accepting clients who are interested in EMDR work. As a licensed professional counselor, I work with young adults and adults seeking progress and healing in anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, substance use, life transitions, and career development. I am trained in EMDR, and I look to support clients who desire to gain insights into past events impacting current life experiences. Whether you seek a compassionate space to reflect, grow, or heal, I will take the time and care to support your journey.
NOTE: I am currently accepting clients who are interested in EMDR work. As a licensed professional counselor, I work with young adults and adults seeking progress and healing in anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, substance use, life transitions, and career development. I am trained in EMDR, and I look to support clients who desire to gain insights into past events impacting current life experiences. Whether you seek a compassionate space to reflect, grow, or heal, I will take the time and care to support your journey.
(703) 936-2668 View (703) 936-2668
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Courtney Beyer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22314
Are you ready to begin a journey of self growth? The journey of self growth begins with allowing ourselves to heal. No matter if your struggles come from your past or your present, I am here to help you heal from them and work towards the future you want. Life can be overwhelming, but you don’t need to face life's challenges alone. I believe that everyone deserves access to tools that allow them to live a happy and healthy life. Wherever you are in your journey of self growth, I’m happy to meet you there. Counseling is a safe space to process your emotions and work through challenges in your life.
Are you ready to begin a journey of self growth? The journey of self growth begins with allowing ourselves to heal. No matter if your struggles come from your past or your present, I am here to help you heal from them and work towards the future you want. Life can be overwhelming, but you don’t need to face life's challenges alone. I believe that everyone deserves access to tools that allow them to live a happy and healthy life. Wherever you are in your journey of self growth, I’m happy to meet you there. Counseling is a safe space to process your emotions and work through challenges in your life.
(571) 901-1551 View (571) 901-1551

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Luray, VA

< 10

Therapists in Luray, VA who prioritize treating:

67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Dissociative Disorders (DID)
67% Transgender
67% Suicidal Ideation

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicaid
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Luray, VA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Luray?

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.