Therapists in Norfolk, VA

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Brightside Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23510
Brightside Counseling LLC is a community based therapeutic service dedicated to helping families, parents, couples, children, and adolescents suffering from behavioral health disabilities. Our services also include group therapy, parenting support, advocacy, home-based support, conflict management skills, social skills training, life coaching, bereavement, stress management, divorce mediation, and intensive family therapy.
Brightside Counseling LLC is a community based therapeutic service dedicated to helping families, parents, couples, children, and adolescents suffering from behavioral health disabilities. Our services also include group therapy, parenting support, advocacy, home-based support, conflict management skills, social skills training, life coaching, bereavement, stress management, divorce mediation, and intensive family therapy.
(757) 418-6179 View (757) 418-6179
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Dr. Tiara McIntosh
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23502
Do you want to show up better for yourself? Do you feel overwhelmed with tasks and unable to focus? Do you have trouble falling asleep at night because your mind races with worries and thoughts? Do you experience sudden waves of panic without any clear trigger, and it's terrifying? If some these questions resonate with you then let's achieve a balanced and fulfilling life, free from the burdens of anxiety and depression. I can assist you with reclaiming a sense of control, build resilience, and foster a positive mindset, driven by a desire for improved mental well-being and a more satisfying, purposeful existence.
Do you want to show up better for yourself? Do you feel overwhelmed with tasks and unable to focus? Do you have trouble falling asleep at night because your mind races with worries and thoughts? Do you experience sudden waves of panic without any clear trigger, and it's terrifying? If some these questions resonate with you then let's achieve a balanced and fulfilling life, free from the burdens of anxiety and depression. I can assist you with reclaiming a sense of control, build resilience, and foster a positive mindset, driven by a desire for improved mental well-being and a more satisfying, purposeful existence.
(757) 337-1553 View (757) 337-1553
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Sheronda Farrow
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23508  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a passion for helping and a quest for healing; understanding that recovery to wellness is a journey that you must take, with myself as a willing guide. It's my pleasure to assist you in discovering the tools you already possess to be successful on this journey. I've provided counseling and psychological testing services to children, adults, and families for 13 years. I have experience in treating a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, behavior problems, ADHD, family/relationship issues, and anger management. Testing services include cognitive, achievement, and personality assessment. I also provide consultation, education, and training within the community.
I have a passion for helping and a quest for healing; understanding that recovery to wellness is a journey that you must take, with myself as a willing guide. It's my pleasure to assist you in discovering the tools you already possess to be successful on this journey. I've provided counseling and psychological testing services to children, adults, and families for 13 years. I have experience in treating a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, behavior problems, ADHD, family/relationship issues, and anger management. Testing services include cognitive, achievement, and personality assessment. I also provide consultation, education, and training within the community.
(757) 350-8807 View (757) 350-8807
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Sarah Stovall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23505
Sarah Stovall is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 15 years of broad experience in the mental health field. She is dedicated and compassionate about helping others grow, develop healthy relationships, and strengthen their overall emotional well-being. Sarah works with children, adolescents, adults, and families to address their personal challenges. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting, and adjustment to recent life changes.
Sarah Stovall is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 15 years of broad experience in the mental health field. She is dedicated and compassionate about helping others grow, develop healthy relationships, and strengthen their overall emotional well-being. Sarah works with children, adolescents, adults, and families to address their personal challenges. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting, and adjustment to recent life changes.
(757) 960-7957 View (757) 960-7957
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Melissa Lawrence
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23510  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for the clients I serve to promote a safe space for healing. What excites me most about counseling is the possibility to help facilitate change and positively impact the lives of adults to help them live productive lives.
I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for the clients I serve to promote a safe space for healing. What excites me most about counseling is the possibility to help facilitate change and positively impact the lives of adults to help them live productive lives.
(757) 703-3382 View (757) 703-3382
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Chanell Fields
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23502
I am trained with a Master’s in Counseling and currently finishing my LPC Residency. With over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, I have had the pleasure of working with many different populations. I work alongside people experiencing a host of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, image, self-esteem and confidence, and mood disorders.
I am trained with a Master’s in Counseling and currently finishing my LPC Residency. With over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, I have had the pleasure of working with many different populations. I work alongside people experiencing a host of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, image, self-esteem and confidence, and mood disorders.
(757) 801-5373 View (757) 801-5373
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Michelle Logan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23501  (Online Only)
Are you looking to reach a better quality of life? The first step to therapy is acknowledging that there are some concerns about yourself or maybe in your life that you would like to improve. Your mental health is important! With many years of experience working in the behavioral health industry, I've had the opportunity to work with children, teens, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, history of trauma, grief, mental illness, and also anger issues using a person-centered approach. Often times, other treatment modalities are utilized during outpatient services.
Are you looking to reach a better quality of life? The first step to therapy is acknowledging that there are some concerns about yourself or maybe in your life that you would like to improve. Your mental health is important! With many years of experience working in the behavioral health industry, I've had the opportunity to work with children, teens, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, history of trauma, grief, mental illness, and also anger issues using a person-centered approach. Often times, other treatment modalities are utilized during outpatient services.
(757) 740-0727 View (757) 740-0727
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Bronwyn Robertson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23508  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process through which one can tap into his or her unique potential for healing, personal growth and wellness. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative and individualized. I integrate mindfulness practices, positive psychology and somatic experiencing with cinema, expressive and cognitive behavior therapies to help others overcome obstacles, manage challenges, and make positive changes in themselves and in their lives. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress, trauma, panic, and depression. I have more than 20 years' experience in private practice, community agency, and consultation work.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process through which one can tap into his or her unique potential for healing, personal growth and wellness. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative and individualized. I integrate mindfulness practices, positive psychology and somatic experiencing with cinema, expressive and cognitive behavior therapies to help others overcome obstacles, manage challenges, and make positive changes in themselves and in their lives. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress, trauma, panic, and depression. I have more than 20 years' experience in private practice, community agency, and consultation work.
(757) 504-0945 View (757) 504-0945
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Sarah Dawn Elaine Penston
Art Therapist, MS, LPC, ATR, CCTP, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23518
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Sarah. I'm creative & passionate in my personal & professional life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA & WA state), Registered Art Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-Level II, and Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. I believe in bringing a creative approach to all aspects of life. My counseling style is rooted in expressive arts therapy, polyvagal theory (nervous system stuff), somatic embodiment (body stuff), and trauma-informed yoga. I practice Trauma-Informed 12 Steps for those that need a witness for Step 5 or better support for Step 6.
Hi! I'm Sarah. I'm creative & passionate in my personal & professional life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA & WA state), Registered Art Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-Level II, and Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. I believe in bringing a creative approach to all aspects of life. My counseling style is rooted in expressive arts therapy, polyvagal theory (nervous system stuff), somatic embodiment (body stuff), and trauma-informed yoga. I practice Trauma-Informed 12 Steps for those that need a witness for Step 5 or better support for Step 6.
(757) 517-2947 View (757) 517-2947
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Tonia Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23504
Hello! My name is Tonia Taylor and I am a LCSW clinician in Virginia. I have over 27 years of clinical experience working with adolescents and adults with mental health, substance use and/or addiction issues. I identify as a Cognitive Behavioral therapist and utilize Motivational Interviewing and Brief, Solution-Focused strategies to help my clients reach their therapy goal(s) within a reasonable timeframe. I work with clients to increase coping with depression, anxiety, anger, & other intense emotions, and help them make progress with increasing their motivation to address substance issues and addiction.
Hello! My name is Tonia Taylor and I am a LCSW clinician in Virginia. I have over 27 years of clinical experience working with adolescents and adults with mental health, substance use and/or addiction issues. I identify as a Cognitive Behavioral therapist and utilize Motivational Interviewing and Brief, Solution-Focused strategies to help my clients reach their therapy goal(s) within a reasonable timeframe. I work with clients to increase coping with depression, anxiety, anger, & other intense emotions, and help them make progress with increasing their motivation to address substance issues and addiction.
(571) 699-0074 View (571) 699-0074
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The Lemich Clinic: For Military Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23508
The Lemich Clinic for military mental health was founded on the belief that everyone who serves in the military should have access to high quality, confidential, mental health care. Our clients are active duty members, military spouses, and recent veterans. We work with enlisted personnel and officers from all branches, a diversity of veterans, and those with all clearance levels. Located just 4 miles south of Naval Station Norfolk and 4 miles north of Portsmouth, we are your off-base home for military mental health.
The Lemich Clinic for military mental health was founded on the belief that everyone who serves in the military should have access to high quality, confidential, mental health care. Our clients are active duty members, military spouses, and recent veterans. We work with enlisted personnel and officers from all branches, a diversity of veterans, and those with all clearance levels. Located just 4 miles south of Naval Station Norfolk and 4 miles north of Portsmouth, we are your off-base home for military mental health.
(757) 505-7014 View (757) 505-7014
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Chana Lantz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23510
I love therapy with older women! As an older woman, one has had so many life experiences: in going through life’s journey, one has had a myriad of challenges: home and family, work outside and inside the home. Struggling with health issues: including pain, frustration, and adjustments. There are births, deaths, and anniversary dates that one may be reckoning with. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming. I would love to hear your personal story! And to give you an opportunity to share your life’s challenges and find hope in your therapy with myself. You can reach a higher point in self care, self esteem and hold your head up high!
I love therapy with older women! As an older woman, one has had so many life experiences: in going through life’s journey, one has had a myriad of challenges: home and family, work outside and inside the home. Struggling with health issues: including pain, frustration, and adjustments. There are births, deaths, and anniversary dates that one may be reckoning with. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming. I would love to hear your personal story! And to give you an opportunity to share your life’s challenges and find hope in your therapy with myself. You can reach a higher point in self care, self esteem and hold your head up high!
(757) 394-8510 View (757) 394-8510
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Tileda Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23508  (Online Only)
Hey, I am Tileda Do you often feel sad and unable to find interest or pleasure in activities you use to enjoy? or, If you find it difficult connected with people and experience loneliness regularly as a result, come talk to me. In our session together, we will work on strategies that allow you to explore and address the root cause of your difficulties and help you to improve coping skills.
Hey, I am Tileda Do you often feel sad and unable to find interest or pleasure in activities you use to enjoy? or, If you find it difficult connected with people and experience loneliness regularly as a result, come talk to me. In our session together, we will work on strategies that allow you to explore and address the root cause of your difficulties and help you to improve coping skills.
(757) 992-8158 View (757) 992-8158
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Jamal H Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSOTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23502  (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
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Laura J. O'Neal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23517
Not accepting new clients
My approach is strength-based, client-centered and focused on individuals and families who are experiencing any number of life stressors or difficulties. One of the most important beliefs I hold is that change occurs through a strong therapeutic relationship and developing rapport and trust is my first priority. I have extensive training in the areas of trauma focused treatment, including EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma (CPT), mindfulness, attachment, play therapy, sand tray and expressive arts techniques. I work with adults, adolescents, children and families.
My approach is strength-based, client-centered and focused on individuals and families who are experiencing any number of life stressors or difficulties. One of the most important beliefs I hold is that change occurs through a strong therapeutic relationship and developing rapport and trust is my first priority. I have extensive training in the areas of trauma focused treatment, including EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma (CPT), mindfulness, attachment, play therapy, sand tray and expressive arts techniques. I work with adults, adolescents, children and families.
(757) 785-9690 View (757) 785-9690
Jeff Schlichter
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23510
A central guiding principle of my practice as a clinical psychologist is that anyone who seeks assistance from a mental health professional should be accorded the utmost respect. Seeking treatment outside one's family and/or friends is best viewed as recognition of the reality that none of us is an expert in every difficulty with which we are faced. Asking for help is viewed as a strength, not as a weakness. Sometimes, working with a mental health professional who does not render judgements about one's functioning but simply attempts to help one understand oneself is just what the doctor ordered.
A central guiding principle of my practice as a clinical psychologist is that anyone who seeks assistance from a mental health professional should be accorded the utmost respect. Seeking treatment outside one's family and/or friends is best viewed as recognition of the reality that none of us is an expert in every difficulty with which we are faced. Asking for help is viewed as a strength, not as a weakness. Sometimes, working with a mental health professional who does not render judgements about one's functioning but simply attempts to help one understand oneself is just what the doctor ordered.
(757) 520-0651 View (757) 520-0651
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LeKenya Skelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSATP
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23502  (Online Only)
Do you want an improved quality of life? Are you seeking a safe, objective, therapeutic space where you can work through complex emotions? If so, I would like to assist you. My approach is centered on Self-Determination. My goal is to help clients become the best version of themselves by developing emotional tools to navigate life's challenges in a way that promotes empowerment, self-determination, and resiliency. I have been working in the behavioral health profession for approximately 20 years & I have a genuine passion for the helping profession. I also offer clinical supervision services for those working toward LCSW and CSAC.
Do you want an improved quality of life? Are you seeking a safe, objective, therapeutic space where you can work through complex emotions? If so, I would like to assist you. My approach is centered on Self-Determination. My goal is to help clients become the best version of themselves by developing emotional tools to navigate life's challenges in a way that promotes empowerment, self-determination, and resiliency. I have been working in the behavioral health profession for approximately 20 years & I have a genuine passion for the helping profession. I also offer clinical supervision services for those working toward LCSW and CSAC.
(757) 231-3394 View (757) 231-3394
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Cynthia Mewborn
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23502
I am a resident in counseling from Norfolk, Virginia and I graduated from Norfolk State University. What introduce me to the world of counseling was my family; I started counseling them at a very young age giving them advice and analyzing their behaviors. I also was a troubled teenager who had issues with processing my own emotions and I remember not being able to get help from anyone, yet I was helping others which just happens to be a talent of mine.
I am a resident in counseling from Norfolk, Virginia and I graduated from Norfolk State University. What introduce me to the world of counseling was my family; I started counseling them at a very young age giving them advice and analyzing their behaviors. I also was a troubled teenager who had issues with processing my own emotions and I remember not being able to get help from anyone, yet I was helping others which just happens to be a talent of mine.
(757) 210-6866 View (757) 210-6866
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Tory J Barner
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23510
Healing starts here, so welcome to your journey! I am a Resident in Counseling that is here to assist you on your journey of growth. In-Person and Teletherapy Outpatient Counseling services are available for children, adolescents, and adults. Each client is a unique individual; therefore, I work extremely hard to meet you where you are and assist you with making the change you desire. As a therapist, my role includes being a listening ear, cultivating a judgement-free environment where you can express yourself openly, and delivering positive solutions and suggestions that will be helpful.
Healing starts here, so welcome to your journey! I am a Resident in Counseling that is here to assist you on your journey of growth. In-Person and Teletherapy Outpatient Counseling services are available for children, adolescents, and adults. Each client is a unique individual; therefore, I work extremely hard to meet you where you are and assist you with making the change you desire. As a therapist, my role includes being a listening ear, cultivating a judgement-free environment where you can express yourself openly, and delivering positive solutions and suggestions that will be helpful.
(757) 792-8296 View (757) 792-8296
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Audrey King
Licensed Professional Counselor, Audrey, King, MA LPC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23502
I am a licensed professional counselor who has experience with children, adults, providing individual and family therapy. I graduated with my master’s in counseling from Spring Arbor University in Michigan in 2010. I have experience with clients who have challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, Autism, and do a lot of cognitive behavior therapy. I am also working on a doctoral degree in Counseling Supervision and Education through Liberty University in Lynchburg.
I am a licensed professional counselor who has experience with children, adults, providing individual and family therapy. I graduated with my master’s in counseling from Spring Arbor University in Michigan in 2010. I have experience with clients who have challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, Autism, and do a lot of cognitive behavior therapy. I am also working on a doctoral degree in Counseling Supervision and Education through Liberty University in Lynchburg.
(757) 349-1953 View (757) 349-1953

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Norfolk, VA

500+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Norfolk, VA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
72% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Anthem | Elevance
73% Aetna
72% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Norfolk, VA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Norfolk?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.