Therapists in Reston, VA

Photo of Elena Yurievna Glass, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reston, VA
Elena Yurievna Glass
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20194  (Online Only)
Are you on a journey of uncovering your True Self and recovering your passions, creativity, vibrancy, and playfulness? Are you yearning for a deeper understanding of yourself? This can be challenging, but profoundly fulfilling work. Numerous obstacles may hinder authentic living—be it self-judgment, scars from past experiences, developmental traumas, or an identity that was assigned to you by others. Whether you've previously engaged in counseling and wish to revisit certain aspects or simply crave a safe space to process emotions in the context of today's world, I invite you to join me on this transformative exploration.
Are you on a journey of uncovering your True Self and recovering your passions, creativity, vibrancy, and playfulness? Are you yearning for a deeper understanding of yourself? This can be challenging, but profoundly fulfilling work. Numerous obstacles may hinder authentic living—be it self-judgment, scars from past experiences, developmental traumas, or an identity that was assigned to you by others. Whether you've previously engaged in counseling and wish to revisit certain aspects or simply crave a safe space to process emotions in the context of today's world, I invite you to join me on this transformative exploration.
(571) 378-5746 View (571) 378-5746
Photo of Erin Kardel, Psychologist in Reston, VA
Erin Kardel
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Areas of expertise include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Areas of expertise include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
(703) 997-6283 View (703) 997-6283
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Colleen M Neumann
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20191
Thank you for taking the time to view my page! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Reston, VA. I specialize in the field of eating disorders, and have been working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders for 20 years. I have worked in all levels of care settings, and fully appreciate how challenging recovery from an eating disorder can be! With the new crisis in mental health accessibility, I applaud you for reaching out to find help, and I encourage you to keep searching until you find the right fit!
Thank you for taking the time to view my page! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Reston, VA. I specialize in the field of eating disorders, and have been working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders for 20 years. I have worked in all levels of care settings, and fully appreciate how challenging recovery from an eating disorder can be! With the new crisis in mental health accessibility, I applaud you for reaching out to find help, and I encourage you to keep searching until you find the right fit!
(703) 596-1097 View (703) 596-1097
Photo of Daniela Brevis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reston, VA
Daniela Brevis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Searching for a therapist can feel overwhelming, however, finding a good fit is imperative in order to get the most out of your time, effort, and finances. You want to find someone that allows you to feel safe, understood, and ultimately maximizes results for you. I take a warm, empathetic and comprehensive approach to help individuals experiencing stressful circumstances live more meaningful and balanced lives. I work with you to figure out what you need and want in life and help identify and make changes in your life to be the best version of yourself. I work with adolescents and adults.
Searching for a therapist can feel overwhelming, however, finding a good fit is imperative in order to get the most out of your time, effort, and finances. You want to find someone that allows you to feel safe, understood, and ultimately maximizes results for you. I take a warm, empathetic and comprehensive approach to help individuals experiencing stressful circumstances live more meaningful and balanced lives. I work with you to figure out what you need and want in life and help identify and make changes in your life to be the best version of yourself. I work with adolescents and adults.
(703) 594-1086 View (703) 594-1086
Photo of David Caldwell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Reston, VA
David Caldwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Persons seek therapy when they experience stress, conflict, or loss that cause unhappiness and reduce effectiveness. They are affected negatively by pressure and problems at work, family, and relationships. Individuals come into therapy with their own particular needs shaped by disappointments and failures in some aspect of living in their world. With my guidance, together we create a treatment program which addresses their specific concerns. My approach is interpersonal, supportive and direct. I focus on helping my clients obtain relief from emotional distress and develop strength and awareness to deal successfully with events that confront them day to day.
Persons seek therapy when they experience stress, conflict, or loss that cause unhappiness and reduce effectiveness. They are affected negatively by pressure and problems at work, family, and relationships. Individuals come into therapy with their own particular needs shaped by disappointments and failures in some aspect of living in their world. With my guidance, together we create a treatment program which addresses their specific concerns. My approach is interpersonal, supportive and direct. I focus on helping my clients obtain relief from emotional distress and develop strength and awareness to deal successfully with events that confront them day to day.
(571) 620-6345 View (571) 620-6345
Photo of Lawrence P. Riso, Psychologist in Reston, VA
Lawrence P. Riso
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and practicing over 25 years. I commonly treat panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and marital/couples problems. I am a practitioner-scholar with over 50 published journal articles, books and book chapters on psychotherapy and psychological disorders. I primarily use CBT, a problem-focused, evidence-based approach and hold several psychotherapy certifications (including "Cognitive Therapy," "Schema Therapy," and "Schema Therapy for Couples". For long-standing problems, I employ more "emotion-focused" approaches.
Expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and practicing over 25 years. I commonly treat panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and marital/couples problems. I am a practitioner-scholar with over 50 published journal articles, books and book chapters on psychotherapy and psychological disorders. I primarily use CBT, a problem-focused, evidence-based approach and hold several psychotherapy certifications (including "Cognitive Therapy," "Schema Therapy," and "Schema Therapy for Couples". For long-standing problems, I employ more "emotion-focused" approaches.
(703) 957-7743 View (703) 957-7743
Photo of Karen Wee, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work in Reston, VA
Karen Wee
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190
“No” is a complete sentence. You want change but fear keeps you in relationships and jobs that do not fulfill you. Why is it so hard to do what’s right for you? Have you longed to embark on a journey of self-discovery like in Eat Pray Love? I've been there. I'm a divorcee who reclaimed my identity and reinvented myself. If you’re looking for change and to regain your voice, I’m here for you and women who feel trapped by social expectations and limiting beliefs. You do not have to go through life feeling frustrated about sacrificing your needs to please others. It's time to make yourself a priority. 何必受气? 与其受委屈不如联络我谈谈如何改造您的生活。
“No” is a complete sentence. You want change but fear keeps you in relationships and jobs that do not fulfill you. Why is it so hard to do what’s right for you? Have you longed to embark on a journey of self-discovery like in Eat Pray Love? I've been there. I'm a divorcee who reclaimed my identity and reinvented myself. If you’re looking for change and to regain your voice, I’m here for you and women who feel trapped by social expectations and limiting beliefs. You do not have to go through life feeling frustrated about sacrificing your needs to please others. It's time to make yourself a priority. 何必受气? 与其受委屈不如联络我谈谈如何改造您的生活。
(571) 470-6338 x601 View (571) 470-6338 x601
Photo of Alanna Betts, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reston, VA
Alanna Betts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Are you struggling to fully experience the joys in your life? Are struggling with challenges of pregnancy or parenthood? Do thoughts about your body or eating patterns impact your overall well-being? Do experiences from your past intrude into your everyday life? With over a decade of experience, I have cultivated a deep understanding of the psychological complexities that often accompany these struggles and can help you develop strategies to move beyond them.
Are you struggling to fully experience the joys in your life? Are struggling with challenges of pregnancy or parenthood? Do thoughts about your body or eating patterns impact your overall well-being? Do experiences from your past intrude into your everyday life? With over a decade of experience, I have cultivated a deep understanding of the psychological complexities that often accompany these struggles and can help you develop strategies to move beyond them.
(571) 462-6059 View (571) 462-6059
Photo of Tracey Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reston, VA
Tracey Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, DCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20191
In each session, Tracey aims to be empathetic, positive, and supportive. This approach has been very effective while working with a variety of people with diverse needs. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD and suicidality. Tracey has experience working with families, children, parents, couples, individuals, and groups. She also specializes in therapy for survivors of trauma, abuse, relationship challenges, and assisting individuals in navigating life transitions. Tracey is a skillful addictions counselor, and is certified as an Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor.
In each session, Tracey aims to be empathetic, positive, and supportive. This approach has been very effective while working with a variety of people with diverse needs. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD and suicidality. Tracey has experience working with families, children, parents, couples, individuals, and groups. She also specializes in therapy for survivors of trauma, abuse, relationship challenges, and assisting individuals in navigating life transitions. Tracey is a skillful addictions counselor, and is certified as an Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor.
(571) 520-4335 View (571) 520-4335
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Kelley Kuchinov
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Something is getting in the way of the life you want and you are looking for change- I am here to be your guide on your path to wellbeing. Together, we will shed the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are not serving you, so you can enjoy the small and big moments of life. With over 15 years of experience, extensive training in effective, evidenced- based therapies, I specialize in supporting women and their partners experiencing perinatal mood disorders, loss and grief. l know it feels so hard, but you are already taking the first steps towards a better, more fulfilled life and you don't have to do this alone!
Something is getting in the way of the life you want and you are looking for change- I am here to be your guide on your path to wellbeing. Together, we will shed the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are not serving you, so you can enjoy the small and big moments of life. With over 15 years of experience, extensive training in effective, evidenced- based therapies, I specialize in supporting women and their partners experiencing perinatal mood disorders, loss and grief. l know it feels so hard, but you are already taking the first steps towards a better, more fulfilled life and you don't have to do this alone!
(571) 313-5867 View (571) 313-5867
Photo of Phyllis Miller Palombi, Marriage & Family Therapist in Reston, VA
Phyllis Miller Palombi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20194
Working with individuals and couples going through life changes, including medical issues, is my specialty. I have dedicated my career helping people make their relationships, marriage, healthier and happier learning about themselves and communicating needs and goals more effectively. Couples also come to me when they have already made a decision to separate and want to do it in healthy ways. I am part of the Collaborative Divorce Community in Northern Virginia where I team up with attorneys and financial experts to help people find a more amicable way to divorce with more mental health support for the whole family.
Working with individuals and couples going through life changes, including medical issues, is my specialty. I have dedicated my career helping people make their relationships, marriage, healthier and happier learning about themselves and communicating needs and goals more effectively. Couples also come to me when they have already made a decision to separate and want to do it in healthy ways. I am part of the Collaborative Divorce Community in Northern Virginia where I team up with attorneys and financial experts to help people find a more amicable way to divorce with more mental health support for the whole family.
(703) 844-3449 View (703) 844-3449
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Lauren Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Life can get really hard. When your past continues to affect your current life, it can make it feel even more difficult to keep pushing through. My goal as a therapist is to help you understand what happened, how it affected you, and how to start moving forward again towards the life that you want. I am trauma, identity, and existentially focused and offer an affirming, client-centered, collaborative approach. I am a licensed professional counselor and board-certified art therapist with training and experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, including those who may be questioning or transitioning within their gender identity.
Life can get really hard. When your past continues to affect your current life, it can make it feel even more difficult to keep pushing through. My goal as a therapist is to help you understand what happened, how it affected you, and how to start moving forward again towards the life that you want. I am trauma, identity, and existentially focused and offer an affirming, client-centered, collaborative approach. I am a licensed professional counselor and board-certified art therapist with training and experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, including those who may be questioning or transitioning within their gender identity.
(703) 870-2883 View (703) 870-2883
Photo of Tomoko Rose, Resident in Counseling in Reston, VA
Tomoko Rose
Resident in Counseling, MA, CRC, CBIS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190
You might have lost someone important to you or feel like you lost a loved one because the person has changed due to sickness or age. Or it could be that you have lost something important to you, like your identity, abilities, or dream, and it is difficult to live the same way. Grief is part of our life, yet every kind of grief is complex and hard to bear. It is normal to feel overwhelmed, out of control and isolated, as no one understands what you have been going through. Keeping yourself busy sounds like a good strategy for the short term, but even if you are strong and independent, we all need help sometimes.
You might have lost someone important to you or feel like you lost a loved one because the person has changed due to sickness or age. Or it could be that you have lost something important to you, like your identity, abilities, or dream, and it is difficult to live the same way. Grief is part of our life, yet every kind of grief is complex and hard to bear. It is normal to feel overwhelmed, out of control and isolated, as no one understands what you have been going through. Keeping yourself busy sounds like a good strategy for the short term, but even if you are strong and independent, we all need help sometimes.
(571) 620-6224 View (571) 620-6224
Photo of Susan Frauenholtz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Reston, VA
Susan Frauenholtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20191  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Susan. Have you been overwhelmed by juggling life's demands recently? Would you like to feel more confident in relationships and comfortable in your own skin? Are you finding it difficult to cope with change and loss? Reaching out for support is a big first step. As a licensed clinician in both Virginia and Iowa with over two decades of experience, I will work collaboratively with you as a partner to explore solutions and help you reach your goals. My approach to counseling is to create a space that feels safe, nonjudgmental, and welcoming.
Hi there, I'm Susan. Have you been overwhelmed by juggling life's demands recently? Would you like to feel more confident in relationships and comfortable in your own skin? Are you finding it difficult to cope with change and loss? Reaching out for support is a big first step. As a licensed clinician in both Virginia and Iowa with over two decades of experience, I will work collaboratively with you as a partner to explore solutions and help you reach your goals. My approach to counseling is to create a space that feels safe, nonjudgmental, and welcoming.
(319) 302-3981 View (319) 302-3981
Photo of Amber June, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Reston, VA
Amber June
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20191
Effective therapy is a journey in which people identify the reasons behind their choices, then are subsequently able to make adjustments that better their health and optimize their strengths. As a therapist I hope to walk along side you as you explore your purpose for being and doing. The concept that drives my approach to therapy is that "We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others." - Blaise Pascal. My primary areas of expertise include substance abuse, loss/grief, and mental health counseling to adolescents, adults, and families.
Effective therapy is a journey in which people identify the reasons behind their choices, then are subsequently able to make adjustments that better their health and optimize their strengths. As a therapist I hope to walk along side you as you explore your purpose for being and doing. The concept that drives my approach to therapy is that "We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others." - Blaise Pascal. My primary areas of expertise include substance abuse, loss/grief, and mental health counseling to adolescents, adults, and families.
(703) 581-7729 View (703) 581-7729
Photo of Nicole Kazuba, Licensed Professional Counselor in Reston, VA
Nicole Kazuba
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Glad you're here! I specialize in helping adults work through anxiety, depression, and OCD that is so often intertwined with low self-esteem, people pleasing, hypersensitivity and perfectionism. Maybe you're finding yourself in a storm of your emotions and thoughts. Or it's the opposite - you've been able to power through life by setting emotions aside and cracks are starting to show, or a life transition is throwing you off. Using a warm, affirming, and structured approach, I will guide you through making sense of the storm while looking at the sky view, including your past experiences and the ways you have coped.
Glad you're here! I specialize in helping adults work through anxiety, depression, and OCD that is so often intertwined with low self-esteem, people pleasing, hypersensitivity and perfectionism. Maybe you're finding yourself in a storm of your emotions and thoughts. Or it's the opposite - you've been able to power through life by setting emotions aside and cracks are starting to show, or a life transition is throwing you off. Using a warm, affirming, and structured approach, I will guide you through making sense of the storm while looking at the sky view, including your past experiences and the ways you have coped.
(571) 496-9954 View (571) 496-9954
Photo of Alexandra Stewart, Licensed Master Social Worker in Reston, VA
Alexandra Stewart
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, MSW, MA, BS
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190
Do you find yourself constantly thinking about the past or frequently worrying about the future? Do specific life transitions or upcoming relationship changes (divorce, breakup, marriage, expanding family, etc.) keep you frozen from making decisions or disconnected from reality and your responsibilities? Do you keep waiting to just “shake it off” and want nothing more than to feel balanced and safe in your own life? If you’ve noticed a change in how you’re managing any of these difficult thoughts or emotions, or feel more out of control, you may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.
Do you find yourself constantly thinking about the past or frequently worrying about the future? Do specific life transitions or upcoming relationship changes (divorce, breakup, marriage, expanding family, etc.) keep you frozen from making decisions or disconnected from reality and your responsibilities? Do you keep waiting to just “shake it off” and want nothing more than to feel balanced and safe in your own life? If you’ve noticed a change in how you’re managing any of these difficult thoughts or emotions, or feel more out of control, you may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.
(703) 659-6132 View (703) 659-6132
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Melissa Crespo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Shout out to you! I'm here to be your ally on this path. If you’re in a transitional period of your life, (whether it’s entering high school, moving out, starting college, getting a new job, etc.), I’m here to help you dive deep into those anxious moments, explore the thoughts that may be holding you back, step up your communication game, and reinforce boundaries.
Shout out to you! I'm here to be your ally on this path. If you’re in a transitional period of your life, (whether it’s entering high school, moving out, starting college, getting a new job, etc.), I’m here to help you dive deep into those anxious moments, explore the thoughts that may be holding you back, step up your communication game, and reinforce boundaries.
(571) 497-4653 View (571) 497-4653
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Mary Plantz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20191
Mary Lou Plantz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 1999. Mary Lou earned her MSW degree from Syracuse University and advanced clinical certificates in the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse from Fordham University as well as Child and Adolescent Therapy from New York University. Mary Lou has more than 20 years of experience in crisis intervention and psychotherapy in various settings including civilian/military hospitals, outpatient medical centers, and multidisciplinary private practices. Prior to joining LifeStance, Mary Lou worked for the Dept.
Mary Lou Plantz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 1999. Mary Lou earned her MSW degree from Syracuse University and advanced clinical certificates in the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse from Fordham University as well as Child and Adolescent Therapy from New York University. Mary Lou has more than 20 years of experience in crisis intervention and psychotherapy in various settings including civilian/military hospitals, outpatient medical centers, and multidisciplinary private practices. Prior to joining LifeStance, Mary Lou worked for the Dept.
(571) 583-3173 View (571) 583-3173
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Laurie Warhol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
Laurie Warhol is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. She has over 20 years of experience working with people who have experienced trauma that has interfered with their lives. Laurie believes that individual issues are often a result of other factors including home environment, family functioning, and childhood trauma.
Laurie Warhol is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia. She has over 20 years of experience working with people who have experienced trauma that has interfered with their lives. Laurie believes that individual issues are often a result of other factors including home environment, family functioning, and childhood trauma.
(571) 601-3370 View (571) 601-3370

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Reston, VA

300+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Reston, VA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
71% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
63% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Cigna and Evernorth
61% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Reston, VA see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Reston?

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.