Therapists in Newport, VA

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Teri Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport, VA 24128  (Online Only)
Teri Fox is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Virginia Board of Counseling who has over 7 years of experience. She primarily specializes in treating clients of all ages who are coping with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Teri believes that counseling is not a one size fits all profession; she uses a variety of best practices to assess where the client is, and where they want to go.
Teri Fox is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Virginia Board of Counseling who has over 7 years of experience. She primarily specializes in treating clients of all ages who are coping with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Teri believes that counseling is not a one size fits all profession; she uses a variety of best practices to assess where the client is, and where they want to go.
(540) 503-4312 View (540) 503-4312
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Sarah Rash
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport, VA 24128
Sarah Rash is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 7 years of combined experience working in a variety of counseling venues. She has a passion for helping adults understand and navigate the challenges they face as a result of life circumstances or diagnoses to lead to more rewarding day-to-day lives. Sarah specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, coping skills education, self-esteem, some trauma work, and self-exploration/growth.
Sarah Rash is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 7 years of combined experience working in a variety of counseling venues. She has a passion for helping adults understand and navigate the challenges they face as a result of life circumstances or diagnoses to lead to more rewarding day-to-day lives. Sarah specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, coping skills education, self-esteem, some trauma work, and self-exploration/growth.
(540) 307-2453 View (540) 307-2453
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Rosana Lopez Haugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Newport, VA 24128
Rosana Lopez Haugh received her Master's in Social Work, Planning, and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and has over 25 years of experience in the field of social work, advocating and serving people with disabilities in their community. Rosana has extensive experience working with children and adults assisting them in both English and Spanish language. She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Mary Washington University and also worked as an accomplished artist.
Rosana Lopez Haugh received her Master's in Social Work, Planning, and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and has over 25 years of experience in the field of social work, advocating and serving people with disabilities in their community. Rosana has extensive experience working with children and adults assisting them in both English and Spanish language. She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Mary Washington University and also worked as an accomplished artist.
(540) 701-4919 View (540) 701-4919
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Mia Mickenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport, VA 24128  (Online Only)
Mia Mickenberg is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 10 years of experience in the mental health field, working with diverse populations, many different issues, and in various settings, including schools, homes, a college counseling center, and a substance abuse prevention center. Mia enjoys working with and has a great deal of experience in counseling youth, adolescents, and adults. Mia uses a holistic and integrative approach to counseling because, as people, we are not just our minds or physical selves, but a combination of the two.
Mia Mickenberg is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 10 years of experience in the mental health field, working with diverse populations, many different issues, and in various settings, including schools, homes, a college counseling center, and a substance abuse prevention center. Mia enjoys working with and has a great deal of experience in counseling youth, adolescents, and adults. Mia uses a holistic and integrative approach to counseling because, as people, we are not just our minds or physical selves, but a combination of the two.
(540) 924-1964 View (540) 924-1964
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Melissa Asbury
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport, VA 24128  (Online Only)
Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has worked with adults with serious mental illness in community-based positions, individual counseling, group facilitation, and assessment. She has worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, psychosis, adjustment issues, grief and loss, substance use disorders, self-esteem deficiencies, relationship issues, trauma, and much more.
Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has worked with adults with serious mental illness in community-based positions, individual counseling, group facilitation, and assessment. She has worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, psychosis, adjustment issues, grief and loss, substance use disorders, self-esteem deficiencies, relationship issues, trauma, and much more.
(540) 507-2668 View (540) 507-2668

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Michael Orndoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Michael Orndoff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 4 years of experience in the field of Social Work. He is passionate about helping adults, adolescents, and couples manage their own unique challenges in their daily life. Michael specializes in relationship issues, depression, career concerns, anger management, building self-esteem, and parenting concerns. Michael completed his Master's Degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University and his Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Virginia Wesleyan University.
Michael Orndoff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 4 years of experience in the field of Social Work. He is passionate about helping adults, adolescents, and couples manage their own unique challenges in their daily life. Michael specializes in relationship issues, depression, career concerns, anger management, building self-esteem, and parenting concerns. Michael completed his Master's Degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University and his Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Virginia Wesleyan University.
(540) 517-6020 View (540) 517-6020
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Abundant Life Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ripplemead, VA 24150
Do you need a better way to cope with anxiety or depression? You may need help finding practical strategies & skills to help you not only get through your day, but improve your ability to navigate school or work, relational, and spiritual challenges. You may need a safe place to talk about your beliefs or doubts. Maybe life has changed, and you can't seem to adjust. Maybe it all has become too much, & self-worth, health, and things that were once so important have taken a hit. You would like to feel happy and hopeful again. Or at least have some tools so that you feel a sense of positive progress and growth.
Do you need a better way to cope with anxiety or depression? You may need help finding practical strategies & skills to help you not only get through your day, but improve your ability to navigate school or work, relational, and spiritual challenges. You may need a safe place to talk about your beliefs or doubts. Maybe life has changed, and you can't seem to adjust. Maybe it all has become too much, & self-worth, health, and things that were once so important have taken a hit. You would like to feel happy and hopeful again. Or at least have some tools so that you feel a sense of positive progress and growth.
(540) 227-0005 View (540) 227-0005
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Renee Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Renee Anderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is purposeful and passionate about helping individuals at all life stages address and conquer challenges. Renee specializes in treating depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, motivational issues, and the fallout caused by major life transitions. Renee spent 15 years in a hospital setting performing emergency evaluations, case management, and social work interventions.
Renee Anderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is purposeful and passionate about helping individuals at all life stages address and conquer challenges. Renee specializes in treating depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, motivational issues, and the fallout caused by major life transitions. Renee spent 15 years in a hospital setting performing emergency evaluations, case management, and social work interventions.
(540) 299-2576 View (540) 299-2576
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Amanda Kassay
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia with over 6 years of experience. She specializes in working with individuals from childhood and adolescence to late adulthood in individual and in family therapeutic settings. Amanda partners with clients to work through and manage anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, stress, life transitions, grief, loss, and other concerns. Amanda received her Master's degree in Counseling and Human Services in 2015 from the CACREP-accredited Institute, Lindsey Wilson College, School of Professional Counseling in Columbia KY.
Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia with over 6 years of experience. She specializes in working with individuals from childhood and adolescence to late adulthood in individual and in family therapeutic settings. Amanda partners with clients to work through and manage anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, stress, life transitions, grief, loss, and other concerns. Amanda received her Master's degree in Counseling and Human Services in 2015 from the CACREP-accredited Institute, Lindsey Wilson College, School of Professional Counseling in Columbia KY.
(540) 572-7109 View (540) 572-7109
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9.5 times faster than EMDR, Scarlett Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Welcome. I am so excited to offer my innovative version of EMDR which is 86% faster than Standard EMDR protocol while reducing symptoms for my clients by 82-84% with p< .001. Translated, this means that my version, Target 2 Zero, works extremely well. Adverse experiences or the tough stuff of life cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder ect. By thinking back through the memory of the adverse or bothersome event and doing a few other things at the same time the memory changes. It decreases in intensity and goes from 1st to third person.
Welcome. I am so excited to offer my innovative version of EMDR which is 86% faster than Standard EMDR protocol while reducing symptoms for my clients by 82-84% with p< .001. Translated, this means that my version, Target 2 Zero, works extremely well. Adverse experiences or the tough stuff of life cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder ect. By thinking back through the memory of the adverse or bothersome event and doing a few other things at the same time the memory changes. It decreases in intensity and goes from 1st to third person.
(540) 253-1425 View (540) 253-1425
Photo of Monica Swann, Pre-Licensed Professional in Newport, VA
Monica Swann
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blacksburg, VA 24061
There are times in our journey where we stop and ask ourselves, “how did I get here?”. As people, we are constantly exploring our growth edges and trying to adapt to the challenges and changes in our lives. Navigating those changes on our own may be frustrating, scary and sometimes leave us feeling unclear and hopeless. No matter where in life you are currently, there is power in asking for help. I want to walk with you to safely explore the past, learn to stay mindful in the present, and work to improve your future. Sometimes the most challenging pieces of our story simply need to be acknowledged before they can be understood.
There are times in our journey where we stop and ask ourselves, “how did I get here?”. As people, we are constantly exploring our growth edges and trying to adapt to the challenges and changes in our lives. Navigating those changes on our own may be frustrating, scary and sometimes leave us feeling unclear and hopeless. No matter where in life you are currently, there is power in asking for help. I want to walk with you to safely explore the past, learn to stay mindful in the present, and work to improve your future. Sometimes the most challenging pieces of our story simply need to be acknowledged before they can be understood.
(276) 409-8671 View (276) 409-8671
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Sarah J Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Not accepting new clients
I believe that you are the expert on your own experience. One of my goals is that the main benefit you, or your child, gains from therapy is that you become increasingly self-aware of your own strengths and how they can best serve you to overcome whatever you are facing. Although you or your family may be experiencing intense challenges, and you're not sure what the next step should be, you have also somehow made it to today, and that proof of strength should never be ignored. I would love to join with you in your next steps, one step at a time.
I believe that you are the expert on your own experience. One of my goals is that the main benefit you, or your child, gains from therapy is that you become increasingly self-aware of your own strengths and how they can best serve you to overcome whatever you are facing. Although you or your family may be experiencing intense challenges, and you're not sure what the next step should be, you have also somehow made it to today, and that proof of strength should never be ignored. I would love to join with you in your next steps, one step at a time.
(540) 202-2195 View (540) 202-2195
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Melissa Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Blacksburg, VA 24060
I strive to help you achieve your goals in becoming the best you you can be. However, becoming the best version of yourself is a journey, and for many people, therapy is the first step. Seeking counseling is fundamental in this journey for healing, growth, and self-compassion. I aim to provide a nonjudgmental, safe place for you to explore areas of your life that are no longer serving you. I hope to encourage clients to step into the daylight and let it go.
I strive to help you achieve your goals in becoming the best you you can be. However, becoming the best version of yourself is a journey, and for many people, therapy is the first step. Seeking counseling is fundamental in this journey for healing, growth, and self-compassion. I aim to provide a nonjudgmental, safe place for you to explore areas of your life that are no longer serving you. I hope to encourage clients to step into the daylight and let it go.
(540) 516-4389 View (540) 516-4389
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Candace Renee Harless
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Life isn't easy. No matter what you are facing, you don't have to do it alone. Anyone and everyone can benefit from having someone who will listen to them, bring out their strengths, and work through the obstacles that life throws at you. I am here to help you in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. My style is laid-back and strengths focused and always with an empathetic ear. My services include the following areas: individual counseling, anxiety, depression, stress, skills training, self-esteem, and self-care.
Life isn't easy. No matter what you are facing, you don't have to do it alone. Anyone and everyone can benefit from having someone who will listen to them, bring out their strengths, and work through the obstacles that life throws at you. I am here to help you in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. My style is laid-back and strengths focused and always with an empathetic ear. My services include the following areas: individual counseling, anxiety, depression, stress, skills training, self-esteem, and self-care.
(540) 572-7263 View (540) 572-7263
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Steven T. Licardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Struggling with your emotions? Feeling lost in relationships? Looking to unlock or expand your creativity? Are you seeking a shame-free space to engage your curiosities and explore uncomfortable questions? With over a decade of experience on both sides of the couch, my holistic and empathetic practice will help you to develop new ways of thinking, feeling, relating to others, and being in the world. I work with my clients to co-create an environment of trust, honesty, and mutual accountability. I believe in the power of collective liberation and our innate ability to heal. Together.
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Struggling with your emotions? Feeling lost in relationships? Looking to unlock or expand your creativity? Are you seeking a shame-free space to engage your curiosities and explore uncomfortable questions? With over a decade of experience on both sides of the couch, my holistic and empathetic practice will help you to develop new ways of thinking, feeling, relating to others, and being in the world. I work with my clients to co-create an environment of trust, honesty, and mutual accountability. I believe in the power of collective liberation and our innate ability to heal. Together.
(718) 509-6632 View (718) 509-6632
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Curt Ramsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Blacksburg, VA 24060
As your counselor, I’ll guide you through some of your toughest challenges in life with a gentle but “real” approach. Within our counselor-client relationship, I prioritize developing trust and openness, allowing you the freedom to share anything on your mind without fear of judgment or criticism. I've enjoyed my work with college students tremendously. I often see people struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or just dealing with the stress of life.
As your counselor, I’ll guide you through some of your toughest challenges in life with a gentle but “real” approach. Within our counselor-client relationship, I prioritize developing trust and openness, allowing you the freedom to share anything on your mind without fear of judgment or criticism. I've enjoyed my work with college students tremendously. I often see people struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or just dealing with the stress of life.
(540) 701-4379 View (540) 701-4379
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Nathan S Cooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Blacksburg, VA 24060  (Online Only)
Greetings! I'm Nathan, and I'm genuinely excited about the opportunity to meet with you. With a Masters of Social Work from West Virginia University and additional post-graduate work in Special Education from Radford University, I bring a solid educational foundation to my practice. Over the past 20 years, I have been dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages—children, families, and adults—through various challenges such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship struggles, and trauma. My experience has honed my skills and deepened my understanding of the complexities people face in their lives.
Greetings! I'm Nathan, and I'm genuinely excited about the opportunity to meet with you. With a Masters of Social Work from West Virginia University and additional post-graduate work in Special Education from Radford University, I bring a solid educational foundation to my practice. Over the past 20 years, I have been dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages—children, families, and adults—through various challenges such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship struggles, and trauma. My experience has honed my skills and deepened my understanding of the complexities people face in their lives.
(540) 315-4886 View (540) 315-4886
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Katie Poulos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Not accepting new clients
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you have made it this far, you have begun your healing journey. Are you tired of how you feel? Having difficulty sleeping? Low energy and lack of motivation? Easily startled or finding yourself avoiding painful memories? I can help. I provide comprehensive, compassionate psychotherapy services in the Roanoke Valley. With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in trauma-informed therapy. With the use of EMDR Therapy and other modalities, I can help you identify, target, and process the root of your discomfort. What keeps you up at night now can become a distant memory.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you have made it this far, you have begun your healing journey. Are you tired of how you feel? Having difficulty sleeping? Low energy and lack of motivation? Easily startled or finding yourself avoiding painful memories? I can help. I provide comprehensive, compassionate psychotherapy services in the Roanoke Valley. With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in trauma-informed therapy. With the use of EMDR Therapy and other modalities, I can help you identify, target, and process the root of your discomfort. What keeps you up at night now can become a distant memory.
(540) 518-0355 View (540) 518-0355
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Bolden Therapy & Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Blacksburg, VA 24060
We are Antonio and Shameka Bolden! We established Bolden Therapy & Wellness, LLC in 2022, following our dream of creating a therapy experience as unique as we are. As Christian therapists we believe in expanding grace, hope, and acceptance. We provide grace for clients and are willing to meet them where they are without judgment. Our mission is to establish a therapeutic experience where we value and affirm individuals and families that feel unseen. We are committed to creating access for marginalized and disenfranchised groups within our community and beyond to foster healing and wellness.
We are Antonio and Shameka Bolden! We established Bolden Therapy & Wellness, LLC in 2022, following our dream of creating a therapy experience as unique as we are. As Christian therapists we believe in expanding grace, hope, and acceptance. We provide grace for clients and are willing to meet them where they are without judgment. Our mission is to establish a therapeutic experience where we value and affirm individuals and families that feel unseen. We are committed to creating access for marginalized and disenfranchised groups within our community and beyond to foster healing and wellness.
(276) 383-2513 View (276) 383-2513
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Dr. Jenna Budreau
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Feel like you're a constantly spinning top, trying desperately not to topple. Honestly, our minds are bombarded by more stimuli in a day than our ancestors faced in a lifetime. It’s overwhelming, Even for people who swear they are not competitive, jealous, or influenced by the current pace of change or amount of choices – it’s exhausting. To students: Navigating what feels like endless academia & adulthood simultaneously? It's hard. Between endless comparisons with your friends who all seem to have the perfect internship to the guilt of spending too much time on Tiktok - you can start to really doubt that you can handle this.
Feel like you're a constantly spinning top, trying desperately not to topple. Honestly, our minds are bombarded by more stimuli in a day than our ancestors faced in a lifetime. It’s overwhelming, Even for people who swear they are not competitive, jealous, or influenced by the current pace of change or amount of choices – it’s exhausting. To students: Navigating what feels like endless academia & adulthood simultaneously? It's hard. Between endless comparisons with your friends who all seem to have the perfect internship to the guilt of spending too much time on Tiktok - you can start to really doubt that you can handle this.
(571) 290-2855 View (571) 290-2855

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Newport, VA

< 10

Therapists in Newport, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
60% Life Transitions
40% Relationship Issues
40% ADHD

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% MultiPlan
100% Other
100% Optima

How Therapists in Newport, VA see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Newport?

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.