Therapists in Newport News, VA

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Charles Anthony Beard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Hello, as a therapist, I have had the opportunity to engage with individuals from all types of backgrounds, and life challenges. I have worked in the “helping” field for over 20 years, from Adolescent Residential support, Foster Care, Career Counseling with Job Corps and in Community Based Counseling service (in the homes and school systems). I am humbled by the gift I have been given to support you on your journey to a life of peace, balanced with excitement, love and understanding. My function in your life is simply to turn on the light so that you can see your way clear as you navigate into the life you are destined to live.
Hello, as a therapist, I have had the opportunity to engage with individuals from all types of backgrounds, and life challenges. I have worked in the “helping” field for over 20 years, from Adolescent Residential support, Foster Care, Career Counseling with Job Corps and in Community Based Counseling service (in the homes and school systems). I am humbled by the gift I have been given to support you on your journey to a life of peace, balanced with excitement, love and understanding. My function in your life is simply to turn on the light so that you can see your way clear as you navigate into the life you are destined to live.
(757) 349-1647 View (757) 349-1647
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Ashinna K Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Not accepting new clients
These past few years have been rough. It is so common to ignore/avoid difficult thoughts, experiences, and feelings. You do not have to do that anymore. I am extending a personal invitation for you to step into a safe space to talk through life WITH ME. I would consider it an honor to partner with you on a healing path. Therapy is not about someone telling you what to do or highlighting all of your flaws. It is about your willingness to work through your stuff, uncover what is already there, and find your own truth with someone coaching, cheering, navigating, challenging, and supporting you along the way.
These past few years have been rough. It is so common to ignore/avoid difficult thoughts, experiences, and feelings. You do not have to do that anymore. I am extending a personal invitation for you to step into a safe space to talk through life WITH ME. I would consider it an honor to partner with you on a healing path. Therapy is not about someone telling you what to do or highlighting all of your flaws. It is about your willingness to work through your stuff, uncover what is already there, and find your own truth with someone coaching, cheering, navigating, challenging, and supporting you along the way.
(757) 350-8764 View (757) 350-8764
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Dr. Jamie Trefethen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treatment of trauma-related disorders in adults.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treatment of trauma-related disorders in adults.
(757) 996-4863 View (757) 996-4863
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Robert E Anderson LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, LSATP, CCC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
I work with clients 18 years of age or older. I only speak English but have worked with clients who have provided a translator. I work with individuals, couples, and families and periodically facilitate support/discussion groups. Areas of clinical practice include Complicated/Disenfranchised Grief, Mood Disorders, Phase of Life Issues, Process/Substance Addiction Assessment and Treatment, Anger/Impulse Control Issues, and Relationship Counseling.
I work with clients 18 years of age or older. I only speak English but have worked with clients who have provided a translator. I work with individuals, couples, and families and periodically facilitate support/discussion groups. Areas of clinical practice include Complicated/Disenfranchised Grief, Mood Disorders, Phase of Life Issues, Process/Substance Addiction Assessment and Treatment, Anger/Impulse Control Issues, and Relationship Counseling.
(757) 280-3926 View (757) 280-3926
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Jacqueline Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Hello, my name is Jacqueline Hill. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Hampton Roads Area. I have over fifteen years of experience in the Human Services field. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. As a former military dependent, I have been exposed to diverse cultures and can identify with challenges related to this lifestyle. I am extremely passionate and successful in developing therapeutic relationships and I use evidenced-based interventions to promote growth, education and self-efficacy. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem and adjustment disorders. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello, my name is Jacqueline Hill. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Hampton Roads Area. I have over fifteen years of experience in the Human Services field. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. As a former military dependent, I have been exposed to diverse cultures and can identify with challenges related to this lifestyle. I am extremely passionate and successful in developing therapeutic relationships and I use evidenced-based interventions to promote growth, education and self-efficacy. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem and adjustment disorders. I look forward to meeting you!
(757) 561-2078 View (757) 561-2078
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Mario Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Mario Barnes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, relationships issues, and major life transitions or challenges. He has had 9 years of experience working in the mental health field and also has a background in school social work enabling him to provide his expertise regarding the educational system. Mario received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Social Work degree from Norfolk State University.
Mario Barnes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with depression, anxiety, relationships issues, and major life transitions or challenges. He has had 9 years of experience working in the mental health field and also has a background in school social work enabling him to provide his expertise regarding the educational system. Mario received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Social Work degree from Norfolk State University.
(757) 347-5941 View (757) 347-5941
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Anne Marie McMichael
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Not Verified Not Verified
Newport News, VA 23601
Welcome! Whether you are looking for help during a time of transition in your life, need extra support for dealing with grief, stress, relationship issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you make changes in your life. The therapy process can help you to develop a deeper connection to your true feelings, more authentic communication, healthier and more satisfying relationships, as well as a clearer path through life while making discoveries and integrating new ways of living.
Welcome! Whether you are looking for help during a time of transition in your life, need extra support for dealing with grief, stress, relationship issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you make changes in your life. The therapy process can help you to develop a deeper connection to your true feelings, more authentic communication, healthier and more satisfying relationships, as well as a clearer path through life while making discoveries and integrating new ways of living.
(757) 320-5840 View (757) 320-5840
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Krystin McAdams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Krystin McAdams, MEd, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who began her journey in the counseling field in 2012. Krystin has experience in mental health skill building, intensive in-home services, therapeutic day treatment, and professional school counseling. She has worked with a variety of populations with varying challenges such as social/emotional deficits and mental illnesses, including, but not limited to, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and depression.
Krystin McAdams, MEd, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who began her journey in the counseling field in 2012. Krystin has experience in mental health skill building, intensive in-home services, therapeutic day treatment, and professional school counseling. She has worked with a variety of populations with varying challenges such as social/emotional deficits and mental illnesses, including, but not limited to, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and depression.
(757) 760-3905 View (757) 760-3905
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Vonetta C Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a very diverse professional background. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, forensic, and military settings within private and government agencies. I have worked with high functioning adults and adolescents, the severely mentally ill, service members and their families and persons involved in domestic violence incidents. I am considered a specialist in conducting individual assessments as well as educational, group, and couple's therapy. Some of the treatment approaches I have used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Patient Center therapy, Integrative Behavioral Health, Motivational interviewing, Behavioral Modification and psychotherapeutic interventions.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a very diverse professional background. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, forensic, and military settings within private and government agencies. I have worked with high functioning adults and adolescents, the severely mentally ill, service members and their families and persons involved in domestic violence incidents. I am considered a specialist in conducting individual assessments as well as educational, group, and couple's therapy. Some of the treatment approaches I have used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Patient Center therapy, Integrative Behavioral Health, Motivational interviewing, Behavioral Modification and psychotherapeutic interventions.
(757) 600-0117 View (757) 600-0117
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Stephannie Malone
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, MS, MFT-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606  (Online Only)
Picture yourself stepping onto a path where your life's story, with all its twists and turns, becomes a beacon of hope guiding you forward. As someone deeply committed to healing, I'm here to invite you on a journey through therapy. Together, we'll transform your pain into power, unraveling challenges and uncovering your inner resilience. Let's rewrite your story with courage and determination, illuminating a path to growth and renewal. Welcome to a journey where every step brings you closer to healing, and every obstacle is a stepping stone to a brighter tomorrow.
Picture yourself stepping onto a path where your life's story, with all its twists and turns, becomes a beacon of hope guiding you forward. As someone deeply committed to healing, I'm here to invite you on a journey through therapy. Together, we'll transform your pain into power, unraveling challenges and uncovering your inner resilience. Let's rewrite your story with courage and determination, illuminating a path to growth and renewal. Welcome to a journey where every step brings you closer to healing, and every obstacle is a stepping stone to a brighter tomorrow.
(757) 895-7515 View (757) 895-7515
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Innovative Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606  (Online Only)
Nervous, feeling overwhelmed with grief, anxiety or depression? Do you have the desire to be left alone by others or do you avoid others due to them not understanding you? Do you have symptoms such as restless nights, poor appetite or low motivation, well look no more. It is my belief that everyone is deserving of a chance to improve their life circumstances without judgment or criticism. Mental health is a very important aspect of self-care maintenance. Mental health stability promotes happiness, a better quality of life, less stress and improved physical health.
Nervous, feeling overwhelmed with grief, anxiety or depression? Do you have the desire to be left alone by others or do you avoid others due to them not understanding you? Do you have symptoms such as restless nights, poor appetite or low motivation, well look no more. It is my belief that everyone is deserving of a chance to improve their life circumstances without judgment or criticism. Mental health is a very important aspect of self-care maintenance. Mental health stability promotes happiness, a better quality of life, less stress and improved physical health.
(757) 210-6621 View (757) 210-6621
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Norton Therapeutic Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23605
Hi, I am Dr. Norton. I am determined to make impactful changes in the lives of those I serve. My agency provides therapeutic services tailored to children, adolescents, and their families. We measure our success by positive transformation we create in our client’s lives. Working with a therapist can be life-changing, with the right tools, you can move forward to a truly fulfilling life. A professional therapist is trained to treat symptoms holistically, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.
Hi, I am Dr. Norton. I am determined to make impactful changes in the lives of those I serve. My agency provides therapeutic services tailored to children, adolescents, and their families. We measure our success by positive transformation we create in our client’s lives. Working with a therapist can be life-changing, with the right tools, you can move forward to a truly fulfilling life. A professional therapist is trained to treat symptoms holistically, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.
(757) 942-2073 View (757) 942-2073
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Douglas Muller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23608
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC). I earned an MA in Social Work, MA in Correctional Counseling and a Ph.D. in Urban Services/Counseling. I provide therapy in a number of areas: serious mentally ill, marriage & family, drug/alcohol, adult Attention Deficit Disorder & family therapy. I also work with the LGBTQIA community.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC). I earned an MA in Social Work, MA in Correctional Counseling and a Ph.D. in Urban Services/Counseling. I provide therapy in a number of areas: serious mentally ill, marriage & family, drug/alcohol, adult Attention Deficit Disorder & family therapy. I also work with the LGBTQIA community.
(757) 926-0286 View (757) 926-0286
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Release Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606
Appointments available. Release Wellness has two new Residents in Counseling accepting new clients. Let's talk! Together we can develop a better mindset to overcome fears, improve marriages, build relationships, and gain a better self-confidence to propel you into having a better quality of life. It's time to tell your story and start your healing journey.
Appointments available. Release Wellness has two new Residents in Counseling accepting new clients. Let's talk! Together we can develop a better mindset to overcome fears, improve marriages, build relationships, and gain a better self-confidence to propel you into having a better quality of life. It's time to tell your story and start your healing journey.
(757) 505-7283 View (757) 505-7283
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Angela Von Hayek
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606  (Online Only)
PROVIDING TELE-HEALTH THROUGH A HIPPA COMPLIANT PLATFORM. Are you feeling "stuck"? I believe counseling and therapy can help deal with everyday stressors, major life changes, and major or minor mental health issues. I strive to provide a safe, supportive environment to explore the challenges and difficulties you are facing. My goal is to assist you at challenging times in your life by examining your behaviors, feelings, and thoughts and identify what you can change to improve your life. Using your strengths, we will look for ways to deal with those difficulties.
PROVIDING TELE-HEALTH THROUGH A HIPPA COMPLIANT PLATFORM. Are you feeling "stuck"? I believe counseling and therapy can help deal with everyday stressors, major life changes, and major or minor mental health issues. I strive to provide a safe, supportive environment to explore the challenges and difficulties you are facing. My goal is to assist you at challenging times in your life by examining your behaviors, feelings, and thoughts and identify what you can change to improve your life. Using your strengths, we will look for ways to deal with those difficulties.
(757) 741-7851 View (757) 741-7851
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Aishah N Khursheed
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, CSAC-R
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Not accepting new clients
I work well individually with adults or children/adolescents, as well as families and couples. I also enjoy working with the LGBTQIA population immensely. I aim to create an environment that radiates safety, security, acceptance and fosters growth. I try to use an integrative approach based on the needs of my clients who have experienced different trauma from sexual/physical abuse, family conflict, grief and many others. We are all individuals living a human experience while trying to exist in a system or number of systems. I have a deep sense of empathy, compassion and sensitivity of anyone dealing with mental health challenges.
I work well individually with adults or children/adolescents, as well as families and couples. I also enjoy working with the LGBTQIA population immensely. I aim to create an environment that radiates safety, security, acceptance and fosters growth. I try to use an integrative approach based on the needs of my clients who have experienced different trauma from sexual/physical abuse, family conflict, grief and many others. We are all individuals living a human experience while trying to exist in a system or number of systems. I have a deep sense of empathy, compassion and sensitivity of anyone dealing with mental health challenges.
(757) 210-9797 View (757) 210-9797
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Charnetta Rochelle Waters
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CYMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606
Waitlist for new clients
I am now accepting DAY-TIME clients! Be the child you wished would change the world”. My philosophy is that by fostering change in the younger versions of society, then we can influence real change. Welcome to Heart-Led Counseling and Consulting, where I take great pride in working with people, especially children, teenagers, and adolescents. The child in us all is not my focus, but the aspects of the child, the carefree voice, the ability to live out loud, love out loud, and heal out loud before life’s challenges silenced our voices.
I am now accepting DAY-TIME clients! Be the child you wished would change the world”. My philosophy is that by fostering change in the younger versions of society, then we can influence real change. Welcome to Heart-Led Counseling and Consulting, where I take great pride in working with people, especially children, teenagers, and adolescents. The child in us all is not my focus, but the aspects of the child, the carefree voice, the ability to live out loud, love out loud, and heal out loud before life’s challenges silenced our voices.
(757) 280-3750 View (757) 280-3750
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Philip Burke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Do you find yourself in a rut, having difficulties adjusting to a new circumstance, or feel your situation is hopeless? Do you frequently worry about where your life is headed? Do you find yourself afraid to face situations that others do not? Are you afraid to discuss these things for fear of being judged or misunderstood? If so, consider speaking with me to discuss your concerns in a confidential, safe setting. We can work together to lessen or eliminate the impact of whatever problems, worries or concerns you may have.
Do you find yourself in a rut, having difficulties adjusting to a new circumstance, or feel your situation is hopeless? Do you frequently worry about where your life is headed? Do you find yourself afraid to face situations that others do not? Are you afraid to discuss these things for fear of being judged or misunderstood? If so, consider speaking with me to discuss your concerns in a confidential, safe setting. We can work together to lessen or eliminate the impact of whatever problems, worries or concerns you may have.
(757) 596-7938 View (757) 596-7938
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Emma Dowman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606  (Online Only)
Emma Dowman is a Resident in Counseling who has served clients at child advocacy centers, public schools, a university counseling center, and a psychiatric hospital. Emma has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, foster/adoption issues, trauma, and religious/spiritual issues. She enjoys working with clients of all ages: children, adolescents, and adults.
Emma Dowman is a Resident in Counseling who has served clients at child advocacy centers, public schools, a university counseling center, and a psychiatric hospital. Emma has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, foster/adoption issues, trauma, and religious/spiritual issues. She enjoys working with clients of all ages: children, adolescents, and adults.
(757) 960-8521 View (757) 960-8521
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Teshera Cooper
Resident in Counseling, MA, LMHP-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23607
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Overcoming takes time, possessing inner strength may have its hurdles, and transitioning into the very best version of oneself while living instead of just existing is sometimes a lifelong journey, but these things are all in your reach and can be done! In recognizing myself as an advocate for change, my hope is to lead with light while fostering an environment that is conducive to spiritual healing and growth.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Overcoming takes time, possessing inner strength may have its hurdles, and transitioning into the very best version of oneself while living instead of just existing is sometimes a lifelong journey, but these things are all in your reach and can be done! In recognizing myself as an advocate for change, my hope is to lead with light while fostering an environment that is conducive to spiritual healing and growth.
(757) 720-2268 View (757) 720-2268

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Number of Therapists in Newport News, VA

300+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Newport News, VA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
71% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Anthem | Elevance
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Newport News, VA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Newport News?

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.