Therapists in Poquoson, VA

Photo of Betty Eastman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Poquoson, VA
Betty Eastman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Poquoson, VA 23662
Do you need help for your troubled teenager or adolescent? Is your child listless, seem depressed and complain of having no friends? Frustrated by disrespect, anger, difficulty in school. Is your child making all the wrong choices. I address issues with children and adolescents such as fears, anxiety, depression, social skills and relationship issues.
Do you need help for your troubled teenager or adolescent? Is your child listless, seem depressed and complain of having no friends? Frustrated by disrespect, anger, difficulty in school. Is your child making all the wrong choices. I address issues with children and adolescents such as fears, anxiety, depression, social skills and relationship issues.
(757) 695-4889 View (757) 695-4889
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Eric Winstead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW-S, LMHP-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poquoson, VA 23662
Come on and lets chat a while...Life tends to weigh us down with the daily demands of living and providing for not only ourselves but also others who depend on us as well. When we are used to being the one who has the answers and the ability to help everyone else, its hard to accept that we need someone in our corner as well. There is no shame in having someone to talk to and have assist you through situations that bog us down. During my time clinician, I have learned how to assist others through various trial, identify triggers and barriers that prevent them from overcoming the obstacles in front of them. Call me to chat a while!
Come on and lets chat a while...Life tends to weigh us down with the daily demands of living and providing for not only ourselves but also others who depend on us as well. When we are used to being the one who has the answers and the ability to help everyone else, its hard to accept that we need someone in our corner as well. There is no shame in having someone to talk to and have assist you through situations that bog us down. During my time clinician, I have learned how to assist others through various trial, identify triggers and barriers that prevent them from overcoming the obstacles in front of them. Call me to chat a while!
(984) 833-2923 View (984) 833-2923
Photo of Celena Thompson, Psychologist in Poquoson, VA
Celena Thompson
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poquoson, VA 23662
I have been a clinical psychologist since 1999,primarily working in the areas of PTSD, mood disorders, family conflict, crisis intervention, conduct disorders in children and adolescents, and addiction. In addition, I have specialized training in the treatment of PTSD in a wide range of populations. Specifically, I have been trained in and provided Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure, both evidenced based treatments for PTSD.
I have been a clinical psychologist since 1999,primarily working in the areas of PTSD, mood disorders, family conflict, crisis intervention, conduct disorders in children and adolescents, and addiction. In addition, I have specialized training in the treatment of PTSD in a wide range of populations. Specifically, I have been trained in and provided Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure, both evidenced based treatments for PTSD.
(757) 868-0072 View (757) 868-0072
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Dr. Brent C. Peterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LPC, ATR, TCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poquoson, VA 23662
We have expanded and are currently accepting new counseling patients. Autism testing with the ADOS beginning in January 2024. We have added to the team and can now see ages 5 and up for verbal and Art Therapy. Still seeing individuals for diagnostic testing, Parental Capacity Evals, and ADHD testing. Wait times are less than 1 month. My first rule of therapy you must laugh every session. Laughter truly is the best medicine.
We have expanded and are currently accepting new counseling patients. Autism testing with the ADOS beginning in January 2024. We have added to the team and can now see ages 5 and up for verbal and Art Therapy. Still seeing individuals for diagnostic testing, Parental Capacity Evals, and ADHD testing. Wait times are less than 1 month. My first rule of therapy you must laugh every session. Laughter truly is the best medicine.
(757) 707-8053 View (757) 707-8053
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Tree of Life Counseling and Wellness
Art Therapist, BA, MS
Verified Verified
Poquoson, VA 23662
I am a credentialed Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials’ Board and received my Masters’ Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2013. In graduate school, I interned in a variety of settings, including a residential treatment center for teens, a domestic violence shelter, and an elementary school. I have experience working with a wide variety of populations but am specifically drawn to working with children and adolescents. I am passionate about serving the younger population and I love witnessing how they find such sanctuary and self-expression through the creative process.
I am a credentialed Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials’ Board and received my Masters’ Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2013. In graduate school, I interned in a variety of settings, including a residential treatment center for teens, a domestic violence shelter, and an elementary school. I have experience working with a wide variety of populations but am specifically drawn to working with children and adolescents. I am passionate about serving the younger population and I love witnessing how they find such sanctuary and self-expression through the creative process.
(757) 703-4893 View (757) 703-4893
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Beth Riehle-Biscan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poquoson, VA 23662
My true passion is working with individuals whom are in need of hope, encouragement, and support to address difficult situations in their life. I strive to see people as individuals and to recognize their unique qualities and talents. I believe that everyone has the capacity for change and my role in this process is to walk with the individual throughout this challenging process. Human beings are creatures of habit, therefore change is difficult for anyone. If you feel alone or defeated then change is that much more challenging.
My true passion is working with individuals whom are in need of hope, encouragement, and support to address difficult situations in their life. I strive to see people as individuals and to recognize their unique qualities and talents. I believe that everyone has the capacity for change and my role in this process is to walk with the individual throughout this challenging process. Human beings are creatures of habit, therefore change is difficult for anyone. If you feel alone or defeated then change is that much more challenging.
(757) 570-1677 View (757) 570-1677
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Maria Weaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BCN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Poquoson, VA 23662
Sorry unable to accept new clients now. Offering Telehealth! I provide an encouraging and non-judgmental space to share your difficulties. No matter what your challenges are in life, you CAN make positive changes! I tailor my approach to help you find YOUR path and inner strength to meet YOUR goals. I use a combination of trauma informed therapy, mindfulness techniques, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to build resilience and insight, to assist you with resolving your challenges. If you desire swift, and lasting change, I offer Neurofeedback and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help you conquer your challenges.
Sorry unable to accept new clients now. Offering Telehealth! I provide an encouraging and non-judgmental space to share your difficulties. No matter what your challenges are in life, you CAN make positive changes! I tailor my approach to help you find YOUR path and inner strength to meet YOUR goals. I use a combination of trauma informed therapy, mindfulness techniques, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to build resilience and insight, to assist you with resolving your challenges. If you desire swift, and lasting change, I offer Neurofeedback and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help you conquer your challenges.
(757) 367-8317 View (757) 367-8317
Photo of Rebeca Garcia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Poquoson, VA
Rebeca Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poquoson, VA 23662
Are you a parent seeking help for a child or adolescent who has been abused or exposed to trauma? Are you seeking guidance on how to deal with your child’s oppositional behavior, or looking for a therapist experienced in treating anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues in children of all ages? If so, I can help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in treating children and adolescents from age 5-18. I provide parent coaching and family/behavior interventions for families struggling with oppositional behaviors, and use a mix of CBT and play therapy to help children struggling with adjustment issues.
Are you a parent seeking help for a child or adolescent who has been abused or exposed to trauma? Are you seeking guidance on how to deal with your child’s oppositional behavior, or looking for a therapist experienced in treating anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues in children of all ages? If so, I can help. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in treating children and adolescents from age 5-18. I provide parent coaching and family/behavior interventions for families struggling with oppositional behaviors, and use a mix of CBT and play therapy to help children struggling with adjustment issues.
(757) 699-1269 View (757) 699-1269
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Ellen Barnes Velissarios
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CSAC, ADC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Poquoson, VA 23662  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST* I have been practicing counseling for over 15 years in acute, inpatient, outpatient, group home, not-for-profit, school, in-home, private, and residential facilities. My counseling theories most often practiced include solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, family systems, and client-centered. However, techniques used are drawn from different counseling perspectives in order to meet the clients' individual needs and strengths. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST* I have been practicing counseling for over 15 years in acute, inpatient, outpatient, group home, not-for-profit, school, in-home, private, and residential facilities. My counseling theories most often practiced include solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, family systems, and client-centered. However, techniques used are drawn from different counseling perspectives in order to meet the clients' individual needs and strengths. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(757) 320-0817 View (757) 320-0817
Photo of Kim Pinto The Healing Project, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Poquoson, VA
Kim Pinto The Healing Project
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCN, TF-CBT, CFTP, CCTS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Poquoson, VA 23662  (Online Only)
Please visit the link beneath my picture to tour our website and explore all of the clinicians available at The Healing Project. Sometimes life is hard! When you find life challenging, I specialize in helping you find your true north. Together we will develop a plan to get you back on track by making healthy changes. Whether you are dealing with sadness, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, fragile self-esteem, or just feelings of being overwhelmed with life, I am here to listen, guide and empower you to discover your inner strength, your courage and your innate ability to thrive.
Please visit the link beneath my picture to tour our website and explore all of the clinicians available at The Healing Project. Sometimes life is hard! When you find life challenging, I specialize in helping you find your true north. Together we will develop a plan to get you back on track by making healthy changes. Whether you are dealing with sadness, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, fragile self-esteem, or just feelings of being overwhelmed with life, I am here to listen, guide and empower you to discover your inner strength, your courage and your innate ability to thrive.
(757) 378-0948 View (757) 378-0948

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr. Johnston M Brendel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Poquoson, VA
Dr. Johnston M Brendel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport News, VA 23606
Not accepting new clients
Unable to Accept New Clients At This Time... Open-minded/progressive, with 25+ years experience, counseling services are designed to assist in gaining insight on issues, concerns and problems resulting from being human in a complex and sometimes difficult world. The focus of my practice is developing skills necessary to meet life’s challenges. Since research supports the therapeutic relationship as best predictor of counseling outcome, I welcome you to explore my bio to see if I’m a possible fit for you (details about me are available on my website: drbrendel.com).
Unable to Accept New Clients At This Time... Open-minded/progressive, with 25+ years experience, counseling services are designed to assist in gaining insight on issues, concerns and problems resulting from being human in a complex and sometimes difficult world. The focus of my practice is developing skills necessary to meet life’s challenges. Since research supports the therapeutic relationship as best predictor of counseling outcome, I welcome you to explore my bio to see if I’m a possible fit for you (details about me are available on my website: drbrendel.com).
(757) 517-3690 View (757) 517-3690
Photo of Anna Carpenter, Pre-Licensed Professional in Poquoson, VA
Anna Carpenter
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23601  (Online Only)
You're amazing. Really. Consider your life - the draining demands of family, the relationships you hold on to, even by the barest of threads, a soul-crushing job, overwhelming thoughts and feelings that you “should” be on top of, that you're not "enough." As a military veteran, I see your lonely nights with sick kids, stressful deployments, difficulty adjusting to tumultuous family dynamics, multiple moves with constantly shifting community, and continual first and second-hand trauma as thanks for your service. It’s a lot! You realized something needed to change and here you are. Amazing!
You're amazing. Really. Consider your life - the draining demands of family, the relationships you hold on to, even by the barest of threads, a soul-crushing job, overwhelming thoughts and feelings that you “should” be on top of, that you're not "enough." As a military veteran, I see your lonely nights with sick kids, stressful deployments, difficulty adjusting to tumultuous family dynamics, multiple moves with constantly shifting community, and continual first and second-hand trauma as thanks for your service. It’s a lot! You realized something needed to change and here you are. Amazing!
(757) 704-5237 View (757) 704-5237
Photo of Janiya Taylor Owner P.I.N.K. Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Counselor in Poquoson, VA
Janiya Taylor Owner P.I.N.K. Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23666
I understand that life can have unexpected challenges, but Counseling can provide unconditional support, clinical guidance and positive change. My Goal is to Help You Reimagine Your Life and Let Go of Thoughts and Behaviors that Undermine You. With extensive experience in counseling and success with Clients & Families, my individualized approach will help you with healing and growth. I provide Individual, Family & Group Therapy to Children, Adolescents, Adults & Families.
I understand that life can have unexpected challenges, but Counseling can provide unconditional support, clinical guidance and positive change. My Goal is to Help You Reimagine Your Life and Let Go of Thoughts and Behaviors that Undermine You. With extensive experience in counseling and success with Clients & Families, my individualized approach will help you with healing and growth. I provide Individual, Family & Group Therapy to Children, Adolescents, Adults & Families.
(757) 300-1399 View (757) 300-1399
Photo of Richelle Smallwood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Poquoson, VA
Richelle Smallwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23666  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a solid foundation in social work, complemented by extensive education and over 11 years of professional experience. In 2009, I earned my bachelor's degree in social work from Elizabeth City State University, and in 2011, I furthered my commitment to the field by obtaining a master's degree in social work from East Carolina University. My professional journey has been marked by a steadfast dedication to improving the mental well-being of individuals across diverse age groups.
I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a solid foundation in social work, complemented by extensive education and over 11 years of professional experience. In 2009, I earned my bachelor's degree in social work from Elizabeth City State University, and in 2011, I furthered my commitment to the field by obtaining a master's degree in social work from East Carolina University. My professional journey has been marked by a steadfast dedication to improving the mental well-being of individuals across diverse age groups.
(571) 459-7872 View (571) 459-7872
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Family Care Transitions LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorktown, VA 23693
Family Care Transitions, LLC is located in the Yorktown, VA area. However, we service all of Hampton Roads. Family Care transitions can meet you at the place of your choice to include virtual or a home visit. I am the owner and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the health care arena. Our team will provide consultation and support on ways for you and/or your family to manage and navigate your health care needs.
Family Care Transitions, LLC is located in the Yorktown, VA area. However, we service all of Hampton Roads. Family Care transitions can meet you at the place of your choice to include virtual or a home visit. I am the owner and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the health care arena. Our team will provide consultation and support on ways for you and/or your family to manage and navigate your health care needs.
(757) 866-3537 View (757) 866-3537
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Creative Therapy Approaches & Consulting LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, MAC, CSAC, LSATP
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23666  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Mary Darden-Robinson is a private sector therapist with 20+ years of experience serving the Hampton Roads, VA area in the mental health and substance use fields. As a clinician, Dr. Darden-Robinson emphasizes overall wellness by addressing everyday life situations while supporting adolescents and families with rediscovering their personal resilience. Additionally, her therapeutic style is eclectic with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Dr. Mary Darden-Robinson is a private sector therapist with 20+ years of experience serving the Hampton Roads, VA area in the mental health and substance use fields. As a clinician, Dr. Darden-Robinson emphasizes overall wellness by addressing everyday life situations while supporting adolescents and families with rediscovering their personal resilience. Additionally, her therapeutic style is eclectic with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
(757) 210-5268 View (757) 210-5268
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23661
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
(757) 829-7678 View (757) 829-7678
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James R. Jackson
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, MA, QMHP-A, QMHP-C
Verified Verified
Yorktown, VA 23693
Clients come to me in trying times for help dealing with issues like depression, grief, anger and marriage issues. I don't see myself as the "expert" who is going to provide all the "answers" but I do promise to walk with my clients as they address the issues we identify together that they want to in therapy. I am comfortable working one on one, or with couples and families from age 6 to adults. I'm also a Pastor and a Chaplain so I have been theologically trained and can explore spiritual issues and crises as a pastoral counselor.
Clients come to me in trying times for help dealing with issues like depression, grief, anger and marriage issues. I don't see myself as the "expert" who is going to provide all the "answers" but I do promise to walk with my clients as they address the issues we identify together that they want to in therapy. I am comfortable working one on one, or with couples and families from age 6 to adults. I'm also a Pastor and a Chaplain so I have been theologically trained and can explore spiritual issues and crises as a pastoral counselor.
(757) 210-5952 View (757) 210-5952
Photo of Dr. Teresa Cooper, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Poquoson, VA
Dr. Teresa Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Hampton, VA 23666  (Online Only)
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to....Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed by daily life? Are social interactions difficult for you? Do you often experience feelings of loneliness? Together we can work on strategies to help address the challenges that you face. I am here to support your needs. My experience includes assisting with depression, addiction, anxiety, adjustment concerns, and coping skills. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field.
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to....Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed by daily life? Are social interactions difficult for you? Do you often experience feelings of loneliness? Together we can work on strategies to help address the challenges that you face. I am here to support your needs. My experience includes assisting with depression, addiction, anxiety, adjustment concerns, and coping skills. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field.
(571) 536-6711 View (571) 536-6711
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Marriage Family Works
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton, VA 23669
Hello, my name is Jerome Ford. Marriage can be challenging, complex and difficult to navigate. It is by far one of the most difficult relationships to maintain when you consider the words “Till death do us part”, that is so often cited when couples decide to get married. Marriage is unlike any other, in that no other relationship enters into such an arrangement. Such an arrangement requires an unwavering commitment and willingness to work hard to develop and maintain a healthy marriage. If you desire a better marriage, a better relationship with your children or your parents and are tired of arguing, there is hope.
Hello, my name is Jerome Ford. Marriage can be challenging, complex and difficult to navigate. It is by far one of the most difficult relationships to maintain when you consider the words “Till death do us part”, that is so often cited when couples decide to get married. Marriage is unlike any other, in that no other relationship enters into such an arrangement. Such an arrangement requires an unwavering commitment and willingness to work hard to develop and maintain a healthy marriage. If you desire a better marriage, a better relationship with your children or your parents and are tired of arguing, there is hope.
(757) 856-6059 View (757) 856-6059

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Poquoson, VA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Poquoson, VA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
90% Trauma and PTSD
90% Self Esteem
80% Depression
80% Grief
80% Anger Management
70% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
86% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% Medicaid

How Therapists in Poquoson, VA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Poquoson?

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.