Therapists in Merrifield, VA

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Robert Louchen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merrifield, VA 22116  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I am Robert Louchen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and welcome to my practice, A Stoic's Refuge LLC. This business was founded by men, for men, to provide convenient, discrete, and accessible individual therapy services for men across the state of Virginia. As the name suggests, as men, we tend to be stoic, enduring pain or hardship without showing our feelings or complaining. It can be difficult to take on these heavy burden's alone. I offer men the opportunity to work together to face their challenges head on, understand obstacles, learn to manage the stresses of life, and begin to move forward with confidence.
Hello, I am Robert Louchen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and welcome to my practice, A Stoic's Refuge LLC. This business was founded by men, for men, to provide convenient, discrete, and accessible individual therapy services for men across the state of Virginia. As the name suggests, as men, we tend to be stoic, enduring pain or hardship without showing our feelings or complaining. It can be difficult to take on these heavy burden's alone. I offer men the opportunity to work together to face their challenges head on, understand obstacles, learn to manage the stresses of life, and begin to move forward with confidence.
(703) 260-7194 View (703) 260-7194
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Judith Andai, PsyD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merrifield, VA 22082
I am a European-American psychotherapist with 20+ years in practice. My goal is to help my clients to find the most effective and rewarding ways to negotiate the "labyrinth of life", for resolution, change and growth. With a rich background in different modalities, I will try to find the right approach to my clients' specific needs.
I am a European-American psychotherapist with 20+ years in practice. My goal is to help my clients to find the most effective and rewarding ways to negotiate the "labyrinth of life", for resolution, change and growth. With a rich background in different modalities, I will try to find the right approach to my clients' specific needs.
(703) 348-0925 View (703) 348-0925
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Yolanda Hidalgo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrifield, VA 22081
Hello! I specialize in providing therapy to children, adolescents, couples and families experiencing a variety of concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and present stressful life events. I also have experience working with individuals and families impacted by substance use. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and am happy to provide therapy in either language. In my practice, I help clients build a foundation for healing and growth and strive to promote an overall well-being.
Hello! I specialize in providing therapy to children, adolescents, couples and families experiencing a variety of concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and present stressful life events. I also have experience working with individuals and families impacted by substance use. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and am happy to provide therapy in either language. In my practice, I help clients build a foundation for healing and growth and strive to promote an overall well-being.
(434) 331-0883 View (434) 331-0883
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Maddie Mihalich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merrifield, VA 22081
Hi! I'm Maddie Mihalich, LCSW. I am passionate about helping people find their inner strength and voice. In providing psychotherapy, I lean toward a holistic, person-centered, strength-based approach to enhance your mental, physical and spiritual well-being. My practice is heavy handed on self-compassion and connection. Using evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) and Mindful self-compassion, each session is tailored specifically toward your needs.
Hi! I'm Maddie Mihalich, LCSW. I am passionate about helping people find their inner strength and voice. In providing psychotherapy, I lean toward a holistic, person-centered, strength-based approach to enhance your mental, physical and spiritual well-being. My practice is heavy handed on self-compassion and connection. Using evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) and Mindful self-compassion, each session is tailored specifically toward your needs.
(571) 475-8743 View (571) 475-8743
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Adrienne Holland Jennings
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
Merrifield, VA 22081  (Online Only)
With over 14 years of experience in the field of mental health and school counseling, I have been fortunate to gain a wealth of knowledge working with individuals 5 to 65! Utilizing my education gained from VSU, VCU and Walden University, I pride myself in the ability to use a variety of treatment modalities, shining a unique perspective within the field!
With over 14 years of experience in the field of mental health and school counseling, I have been fortunate to gain a wealth of knowledge working with individuals 5 to 65! Utilizing my education gained from VSU, VCU and Walden University, I pride myself in the ability to use a variety of treatment modalities, shining a unique perspective within the field!
(804) 207-8010 View (804) 207-8010
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Thanjina Ahmed
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrifield, VA 22081
I specialize in difficulties for second-generation immigrants, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, depression, pre and post-partum challenges, family conflict, identity challenges, grief/loss, insomnia, sleep issues, chronic pain, health changes, problems with focus or ADHD, substance abuse, military adjustment, and general adjustment difficulties.
I specialize in difficulties for second-generation immigrants, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, depression, pre and post-partum challenges, family conflict, identity challenges, grief/loss, insomnia, sleep issues, chronic pain, health changes, problems with focus or ADHD, substance abuse, military adjustment, and general adjustment difficulties.
(571) 932-3893 View (571) 932-3893

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Mandi Goza
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22042
Hi there! I'm so happy you are here. Adulting is hard, full of uphill climbs and plot twists. As we take on the many challenges of daily life, moments of true joy can seem elusive. We may find ourselves feeling less content or fulfilled than we imagined. We begin to question past choices and doubt our decisions. We trudge along, hoping things will improve, without really enjoying the now. At all stages of life, we face challenges and transitions that may leave us feeling sad, anxious, exhausted, disillusioned, or isolated. And while this is normal, it can be hard to find a way through on your own. Fortunately, you don't have to.
Hi there! I'm so happy you are here. Adulting is hard, full of uphill climbs and plot twists. As we take on the many challenges of daily life, moments of true joy can seem elusive. We may find ourselves feeling less content or fulfilled than we imagined. We begin to question past choices and doubt our decisions. We trudge along, hoping things will improve, without really enjoying the now. At all stages of life, we face challenges and transitions that may leave us feeling sad, anxious, exhausted, disillusioned, or isolated. And while this is normal, it can be hard to find a way through on your own. Fortunately, you don't have to.
(703) 936-9265 View (703) 936-9265
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Jamal H Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSOTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annandale, VA 22003  (Online Only)
The fact that you arrived here says that you're looking to work on your overall well being. Even choosing to browse around for help is a HUGE step in the right direction!! It's difficult to pick up the phone or type in the words and put your trust in another person, and I'm here to help and support you in your search for change, growth, help, and/or having to deal difficult situations. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and can help with a variety of issues including, but not limited to: Trauma, Adolescents, Adjustment issues, relational/familial problems, and stress.
The fact that you arrived here says that you're looking to work on your overall well being. Even choosing to browse around for help is a HUGE step in the right direction!! It's difficult to pick up the phone or type in the words and put your trust in another person, and I'm here to help and support you in your search for change, growth, help, and/or having to deal difficult situations. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and can help with a variety of issues including, but not limited to: Trauma, Adolescents, Adjustment issues, relational/familial problems, and stress.
(757) 993-4946 View (757) 993-4946
Photo of Debby Rubenfeld, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Merrifield, VA
Debby Rubenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vienna, VA 22182
Studies show failure to appreciate even small accomplishments can contribute to emotional distress. Asking for help is generally smart, brave, and healthy. I treat teenagers ages 16-19, singles, and couples. Parent counseling is available to Moms and Dads with parenting and step-parenting questions. Sensorimotor Therapy and EMDR are also offered when called for. My office provides a confidential, safe, and nonjudgmental environment for learning and growth. My BA is from New York University and my MA is from Catholic University. I have extensive post-graduate training from the Washington School of Psychiatry, The SensoriMotor Psychotherapy Institute, and from EMDR of Greater Washington.
Studies show failure to appreciate even small accomplishments can contribute to emotional distress. Asking for help is generally smart, brave, and healthy. I treat teenagers ages 16-19, singles, and couples. Parent counseling is available to Moms and Dads with parenting and step-parenting questions. Sensorimotor Therapy and EMDR are also offered when called for. My office provides a confidential, safe, and nonjudgmental environment for learning and growth. My BA is from New York University and my MA is from Catholic University. I have extensive post-graduate training from the Washington School of Psychiatry, The SensoriMotor Psychotherapy Institute, and from EMDR of Greater Washington.
(703) 712-8202 View (703) 712-8202
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Sara Groark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22040
As a therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience, I create a safe, empathic environment for you, helping you to weather difficult life circumstances and to understand and cope with overwhelming feelings. My specialities are marital and family therapy, play therapy, addiction and substance abuse assessment and treatment and Interventions. The greatest solace for interpersonal turmoil often lies in having someone to listen carefully, thoughtfully and empathically and to collaborate in working toward positive change. This is my goal with all clients.
As a therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience, I create a safe, empathic environment for you, helping you to weather difficult life circumstances and to understand and cope with overwhelming feelings. My specialities are marital and family therapy, play therapy, addiction and substance abuse assessment and treatment and Interventions. The greatest solace for interpersonal turmoil often lies in having someone to listen carefully, thoughtfully and empathically and to collaborate in working toward positive change. This is my goal with all clients.
(703) 596-3891 View (703) 596-3891
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Angela J. Huebner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22042
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Huebner's approach is collaborative and experiential. She believes that clients have an innate ability to heal and strives to meet them where they are in a non-pathologizing way. She is certified as an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist and has completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), all empirically validated treatment approaches for adult individuals and couples. She has also received additional training in mindfulness practice and interpersonal neurobiology, both of which she draws upon to inform her clinical practice.
Dr. Huebner's approach is collaborative and experiential. She believes that clients have an innate ability to heal and strives to meet them where they are in a non-pathologizing way. She is certified as an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist and has completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), all empirically validated treatment approaches for adult individuals and couples. She has also received additional training in mindfulness practice and interpersonal neurobiology, both of which she draws upon to inform her clinical practice.
(703) 962-6218 View (703) 962-6218
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The Collective Healing Center
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22031
The Collective Healing Center is an evidence-based private practice that provides trauma-informed mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Our clinical staff is especially trained to work in individual, couples, or family therapy formats. We specialize in the areas of children and families, trauma, attachment disruptions, perinatal and postpartum mental health, life transitions, gender diversity, and sexual orientation. Our clinicians have ample familiarity with trauma-related issues and symptoms such as self-injury, dissociation, eating concerns, grief and sexual behaviors.
The Collective Healing Center is an evidence-based private practice that provides trauma-informed mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Our clinical staff is especially trained to work in individual, couples, or family therapy formats. We specialize in the areas of children and families, trauma, attachment disruptions, perinatal and postpartum mental health, life transitions, gender diversity, and sexual orientation. Our clinicians have ample familiarity with trauma-related issues and symptoms such as self-injury, dissociation, eating concerns, grief and sexual behaviors.
(410) 632-6097 View (410) 632-6097
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Mary A Ellis
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22040
With background in child/adolescent/adult work, I have developed a special interest in treating adults of all ages struggling with balancing competing demands of work, family, social life, and self-care. Having enjoyed a successful, though unusual, career path I have a particular affinity for individuals in the science/tech fields and for those undertaking advanced degrees in highly competitive programs, including the arts. I am well placed to appreciate the unspoken challenges attending living and thriving in and around the Nation’s Capital.
With background in child/adolescent/adult work, I have developed a special interest in treating adults of all ages struggling with balancing competing demands of work, family, social life, and self-care. Having enjoyed a successful, though unusual, career path I have a particular affinity for individuals in the science/tech fields and for those undertaking advanced degrees in highly competitive programs, including the arts. I am well placed to appreciate the unspoken challenges attending living and thriving in and around the Nation’s Capital.
(703) 596-1895 View (703) 596-1895
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Susan B Gatsos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22043
Do feel you lack meaning your life, unhappy in relationships, stuck or unmotivated in your work, experiencing grief or anger? I am a licensed professional counselor and certified substance abuse counselor. I work with individuals who struggle with mental health issues, contemplating recovery, and clients interested in fostering personal growth. Therapy is a collaborative process and I work closely with my clients to identify their concerns and work towards fulfilling their goals as thoroughly as possible. I also offer "single session therapy" which is a "one at a time" solution focused approach, addressing immediate concerns.
Do feel you lack meaning your life, unhappy in relationships, stuck or unmotivated in your work, experiencing grief or anger? I am a licensed professional counselor and certified substance abuse counselor. I work with individuals who struggle with mental health issues, contemplating recovery, and clients interested in fostering personal growth. Therapy is a collaborative process and I work closely with my clients to identify their concerns and work towards fulfilling their goals as thoroughly as possible. I also offer "single session therapy" which is a "one at a time" solution focused approach, addressing immediate concerns.
(571) 946-2713 View (571) 946-2713
Photo of Maria Perroots, Pre-Licensed Professional in Merrifield, VA
Maria Perroots
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22046  (Online Only)
I am so honored to be a part of your therapeutic journey. Finding a therapist that can allow you to create a soul enriching experience can be tough. I have had the privilege of working with women ages 17-40 work through their anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, life transitions, motherhood and beyond.
I am so honored to be a part of your therapeutic journey. Finding a therapist that can allow you to create a soul enriching experience can be tough. I have had the privilege of working with women ages 17-40 work through their anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, life transitions, motherhood and beyond.
(571) 559-7302 View (571) 559-7302
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Anna Katherine Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, CSOTP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annandale, VA 22003  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients (feel free to make a free 15 minute initial consultation at www.champva.life), Anna Smith takes a person-centered approach with all clients. This means working along side you to identify and work towards meeting your individual goals.
Currently accepting new clients (feel free to make a free 15 minute initial consultation at www.champva.life), Anna Smith takes a person-centered approach with all clients. This means working along side you to identify and work towards meeting your individual goals.
(757) 799-4529 View (757) 799-4529
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Hela Baer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, E-RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22040
Welcome! I'm an integrative therapist and work with teens and adults experiencing challenges related to trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA2+ identities and relationships, and intercultural experiences and family dynamics. It can feel really hard and isolating to navigate these challenges alone, especially in a world in which we're experiencing so much pain, violence, and uncertainty about the future. Working with a therapist can create a caring, compassionate space in your life to explore your inner and outer worlds, nurture your resilience, and cultivate joy and healing.
Welcome! I'm an integrative therapist and work with teens and adults experiencing challenges related to trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA2+ identities and relationships, and intercultural experiences and family dynamics. It can feel really hard and isolating to navigate these challenges alone, especially in a world in which we're experiencing so much pain, violence, and uncertainty about the future. Working with a therapist can create a caring, compassionate space in your life to explore your inner and outer worlds, nurture your resilience, and cultivate joy and healing.
(703) 643-4730 View (703) 643-4730
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Vanessa Durrant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, RMT, RYT-
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Annandale, VA 22003
Are you or your child struggling at home, school, work, or in peer relationships? I specialize in helping people heal from any difficult situation, experience, or trauma. I'm here to support you into new insights and get you unstuck. I work with children, teens, and adults who are looking to find integrative and holistic methods to real mind-body healing. Anxiety, trauma, depression, perfectionism, grief, and life transitions. Together we will make sure that you take charge of your life in a way that helps you thrive. I especially love to blend ancient healing approaches with modern therapies for true somatic based healing.
Are you or your child struggling at home, school, work, or in peer relationships? I specialize in helping people heal from any difficult situation, experience, or trauma. I'm here to support you into new insights and get you unstuck. I work with children, teens, and adults who are looking to find integrative and holistic methods to real mind-body healing. Anxiety, trauma, depression, perfectionism, grief, and life transitions. Together we will make sure that you take charge of your life in a way that helps you thrive. I especially love to blend ancient healing approaches with modern therapies for true somatic based healing.
(571) 512-7496 View (571) 512-7496
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Rossa Ridley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Falls Church, VA 22043
Rossa Ridley is a Resident in Counseling and Qualified Mental Health Provider for adults in the state of Virginia. She has over 7 years of experience assisting adults that are seeking help with a variety of mental health issues, adjusting to life transitions, military-related issues, past incarceration, and relationship issues due to childhood trauma. Rossa completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from ECPI University, a Master of Art in Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling) from South University, and an advanced degree of a Master of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology.
Rossa Ridley is a Resident in Counseling and Qualified Mental Health Provider for adults in the state of Virginia. She has over 7 years of experience assisting adults that are seeking help with a variety of mental health issues, adjusting to life transitions, military-related issues, past incarceration, and relationship issues due to childhood trauma. Rossa completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from ECPI University, a Master of Art in Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling) from South University, and an advanced degree of a Master of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology.
(571) 568-7620 View (571) 568-7620
Photo of Kaitlyn Herrera, Pre-Licensed Professional in Merrifield, VA
Kaitlyn Herrera
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vienna, VA 22027
With all of the pressure that society places on hopeful, soon-to-be, and new parents, you may be searching for a nonjudgmental and affirming space to be heard. Look no further! I have years of experience working with individuals who are concerned about their mental wellness and/or have experienced trauma. I use a strengths-based perspective to help you identify both your resilience and the resources in your environment that will empower you to overcome any barriers you may face. The fastest way to schedule an appointment with me is to send an email. I look forward to working with you soon!
With all of the pressure that society places on hopeful, soon-to-be, and new parents, you may be searching for a nonjudgmental and affirming space to be heard. Look no further! I have years of experience working with individuals who are concerned about their mental wellness and/or have experienced trauma. I use a strengths-based perspective to help you identify both your resilience and the resources in your environment that will empower you to overcome any barriers you may face. The fastest way to schedule an appointment with me is to send an email. I look forward to working with you soon!
(571) 322-8307 View (571) 322-8307

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Merrifield, VA

< 10

Therapists in Merrifield, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
83% Life Transitions
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Merrifield, VA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Merrifield?

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.