Therapists in Richmond City County, VA

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Photo of Brittany Rush, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Richmond City County, VA
Brittany Rush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23223  (Online Only)
My ideal client is an adult aspiring to work towards becoming the best version of themself, whatever that means to them. They desire to build a life for themself in which they wake up every day feeling purposeful, meaningful and healthy. In a world where it is so easy to becoming overwhelmed due to constant exposure to negativity, the perspectives and opinions of others, the pressures of society and secondary/vicarious trauma, my ideal clients (whom I refer to as "my people") seek a safe space to process their world, their perspectives, their goals and to figure themselves out from the inside out.
My ideal client is an adult aspiring to work towards becoming the best version of themself, whatever that means to them. They desire to build a life for themself in which they wake up every day feeling purposeful, meaningful and healthy. In a world where it is so easy to becoming overwhelmed due to constant exposure to negativity, the perspectives and opinions of others, the pressures of society and secondary/vicarious trauma, my ideal clients (whom I refer to as "my people") seek a safe space to process their world, their perspectives, their goals and to figure themselves out from the inside out.
(804) 492-7300 View (804) 492-7300
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Tiquana Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23223  (Online Only)
My name is Tiquana Hill and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Texas with approximately 10 years of experience providing mental health services to adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings. I have 4 years of experience providing outpatient therapy to adults and adolescents. I have experience with a variety of stressors including family trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem/ self-image, career development, romantic/pre-marital, PTSD/Trauma, lack of communication and several other undesirable behaviors that may effect your daily living. Check out my website peacementalhealthservices.com
My name is Tiquana Hill and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and Texas with approximately 10 years of experience providing mental health services to adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings. I have 4 years of experience providing outpatient therapy to adults and adolescents. I have experience with a variety of stressors including family trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem/ self-image, career development, romantic/pre-marital, PTSD/Trauma, lack of communication and several other undesirable behaviors that may effect your daily living. Check out my website peacementalhealthservices.com
(804) 636-3715 View (804) 636-3715
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Jessica P. Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23220
Dear Black Men, If no one else sees you, I see you. I understand that many times in life, no one may have ever made you feel that you have a safe space to confide, cry, express or simply breathe in. I cannot say that I understand everything that you have been through or will go through. What I can assure is that here, you have will have a non-judgmental ear. Here, a space will be created to feel safe. Here, is the one place that is truly about YOU! Jessica P. Hill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Richmond VA. Jessica uses a Strength-Based approach, where men's strengths are highlighted to help change their own narrative.
Dear Black Men, If no one else sees you, I see you. I understand that many times in life, no one may have ever made you feel that you have a safe space to confide, cry, express or simply breathe in. I cannot say that I understand everything that you have been through or will go through. What I can assure is that here, you have will have a non-judgmental ear. Here, a space will be created to feel safe. Here, is the one place that is truly about YOU! Jessica P. Hill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Richmond VA. Jessica uses a Strength-Based approach, where men's strengths are highlighted to help change their own narrative.
(804) 390-8563 View (804) 390-8563
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Erin Janovec
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23220
Hello! My name is Erin Janovec. I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia. My approach to therapy is a humanistic and integrated approach that considers each individual's unique needs. I am certified in EMDR and trained in TF-CBT. I have worked with clients ranging from young to old with varying diagnoses. I have experience working with individuals with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, and more.
Hello! My name is Erin Janovec. I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia. My approach to therapy is a humanistic and integrated approach that considers each individual's unique needs. I am certified in EMDR and trained in TF-CBT. I have worked with clients ranging from young to old with varying diagnoses. I have experience working with individuals with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, and more.
(804) 373-2360 View (804) 373-2360
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Luz Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23284  (Online Only)
I'm here to offer professional support and guidance. I am a compassionate and an insightful counselor. I have a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Social Work. I have been a social worker for 20 years and worked in many different settings in the social work field. I have worked with children (age 3 and up), teens, and adults. I have experienced working with military children and families both in the states as well as overseas. I have experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, codependency and trauma in an individual and group settings.
I'm here to offer professional support and guidance. I am a compassionate and an insightful counselor. I have a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Social Work. I have been a social worker for 20 years and worked in many different settings in the social work field. I have worked with children (age 3 and up), teens, and adults. I have experienced working with military children and families both in the states as well as overseas. I have experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, codependency and trauma in an individual and group settings.
(321) 635-1309 View (321) 635-1309
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Andrew Larsen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPSC, LPC-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23219
Andrew is a dedicated counseling resident specializing in supporting individuals grappling with depression, anxiety, and a spectrum of mental health challenges. While currently serving as a full-time middle school counselor, Andrew is actively transitioning into a professional counseling role, with a focused commitment to providing tailored, evidence-based therapy. In his practice, Andrew adeptly combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and solution-focused techniques to fa cilitate transformative therapeutic experiences. By leveraging these approaches, Andrew creates a nurturing space for clients to explore their inner workings.
Andrew is a dedicated counseling resident specializing in supporting individuals grappling with depression, anxiety, and a spectrum of mental health challenges. While currently serving as a full-time middle school counselor, Andrew is actively transitioning into a professional counseling role, with a focused commitment to providing tailored, evidence-based therapy. In his practice, Andrew adeptly combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and solution-focused techniques to fa cilitate transformative therapeutic experiences. By leveraging these approaches, Andrew creates a nurturing space for clients to explore their inner workings.
(804) 372-7523 View (804) 372-7523
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Tesha Thornton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23220
Greetings! My name is Tesha Thornton, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering therapy services virtually for clients residing in Virginia. I have been in the field of mental health for 20 years. My experience is extremely broad as I have held positions providing individual and family counseling services within juvenile detention centers, crisis intervention services for several Virginia localities, emergency room assessments, and court liaison services for foster care children.
Greetings! My name is Tesha Thornton, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering therapy services virtually for clients residing in Virginia. I have been in the field of mental health for 20 years. My experience is extremely broad as I have held positions providing individual and family counseling services within juvenile detention centers, crisis intervention services for several Virginia localities, emergency room assessments, and court liaison services for foster care children.
(804) 220-8462 View (804) 220-8462
Photo of Jeff T. Lloyd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Richmond City County, VA
Jeff T. Lloyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23220  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Jeffrey Lloyd and I’m a board-certified psychotherapist. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University and have been practicing therapy for 20 years. I specialize in helping individuals overcome relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse related issues, work stress, and unresolved grief. I offer professional experience, focused attention, encouragement and where appropriate, humor. I’m happy to help you. Let's get started!
Hello! My name is Jeffrey Lloyd and I’m a board-certified psychotherapist. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University and have been practicing therapy for 20 years. I specialize in helping individuals overcome relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse related issues, work stress, and unresolved grief. I offer professional experience, focused attention, encouragement and where appropriate, humor. I’m happy to help you. Let's get started!
(804) 390-8506 View (804) 390-8506
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Marilyn Finch Williams, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
I believe trusting clients' innate ability to understand and heal themselves. This belief also guides my work with family, couples' and children's issues. I help clients access their own emotional intelligence - awareness that a lack of confidence and support often block. I can help clients discover and articulate their desired change. I use techniques from different traditions - primarily Family Systems, Self and Developmental Psychology, cognitive/behavioral approaches, but believe primarily in the healing power of relationship.
I believe trusting clients' innate ability to understand and heal themselves. This belief also guides my work with family, couples' and children's issues. I help clients access their own emotional intelligence - awareness that a lack of confidence and support often block. I can help clients discover and articulate their desired change. I use techniques from different traditions - primarily Family Systems, Self and Developmental Psychology, cognitive/behavioral approaches, but believe primarily in the healing power of relationship.
(571) 620-6517 View (571) 620-6517
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Susan M Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
There are many reasons why a person may seek therapy. Sometimes we are struggling in a crisis, and sometimes we are ready to go deeper into our understanding of ourselves. With this understanding, we can create a life richened by the healthiest, most insightful version of ourselves. The shifting of habits, fears and core beliefs is a brave act that deserves therapeutic support. In treatment my clients are able to build on their inherent strengths to heal, to grow and to ground.
There are many reasons why a person may seek therapy. Sometimes we are struggling in a crisis, and sometimes we are ready to go deeper into our understanding of ourselves. With this understanding, we can create a life richened by the healthiest, most insightful version of ourselves. The shifting of habits, fears and core beliefs is a brave act that deserves therapeutic support. In treatment my clients are able to build on their inherent strengths to heal, to grow and to ground.
(804) 269-8357 View (804) 269-8357
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Katherine Meyersohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT 500, Reiki
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23220
Not accepting new clients
As the founder of The Healing Arts Center of Richmond, I embrace an innovative, strengths-based, truly holistic approach to therapy & wellness. Drawing on 25 yrs. of diverse experience & expertise in trauma, grief, & critical incident/crisis work, I blend traditional & complementary therapies/modalities to treat the whole person - Mind-Body-Spirit. I integrate CBT, EMDR, MARI, GIM, Yoga, Reiki, WFPBN, PLR, Music & Art to assist & empower clients to develop the essential skills, practices, & resilience to make healthy & lasting changes, & promote healing, personal growth, & wellness, & to reach their greatest potential.
As the founder of The Healing Arts Center of Richmond, I embrace an innovative, strengths-based, truly holistic approach to therapy & wellness. Drawing on 25 yrs. of diverse experience & expertise in trauma, grief, & critical incident/crisis work, I blend traditional & complementary therapies/modalities to treat the whole person - Mind-Body-Spirit. I integrate CBT, EMDR, MARI, GIM, Yoga, Reiki, WFPBN, PLR, Music & Art to assist & empower clients to develop the essential skills, practices, & resilience to make healthy & lasting changes, & promote healing, personal growth, & wellness, & to reach their greatest potential.
(804) 265-4143 View (804) 265-4143
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Newzaira Khan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Newzaira, which translates to someone who sees's the good in others. Do you feel that at times you struggle with finding a deeper meaning in life? Or that little things can trigger a large emotional response? Is it hard to draw kindness to your experiences and others around you?
Hello! My name is Newzaira, which translates to someone who sees's the good in others. Do you feel that at times you struggle with finding a deeper meaning in life? Or that little things can trigger a large emotional response? Is it hard to draw kindness to your experiences and others around you?
(804) 587-8104 View (804) 587-8104
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Jalisa A Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23222
One demonstrates great strength, humility, and boldness to seek counseling. I enjoy working with clients who are open to various modalities of treatment and willing to be an active participant in their treatment. Clients experiencing relationship issues, self-esteem, identity, anxiety, depression, family discord, job related stress, initial diagnoses, as well as other concerns, function best when clarity, acceptance, resolve, forgiveness, and empowerment is present.
One demonstrates great strength, humility, and boldness to seek counseling. I enjoy working with clients who are open to various modalities of treatment and willing to be an active participant in their treatment. Clients experiencing relationship issues, self-esteem, identity, anxiety, depression, family discord, job related stress, initial diagnoses, as well as other concerns, function best when clarity, acceptance, resolve, forgiveness, and empowerment is present.
(804) 251-3348 View (804) 251-3348
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Inspire Community & Wellness Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23224
Look no further! Let's get real in a space without judgement or comparison to create long-term sustainable changes in your life. We can discover the answers you need in order to move forward with purpose and clarity. I specialize in Wellness, Relationship, and Personal Coaching. Anger, Parenting, and Grief Support are also my areas of focus. All services are offered to Youth, as well as Adults.
Look no further! Let's get real in a space without judgement or comparison to create long-term sustainable changes in your life. We can discover the answers you need in order to move forward with purpose and clarity. I specialize in Wellness, Relationship, and Personal Coaching. Anger, Parenting, and Grief Support are also my areas of focus. All services are offered to Youth, as well as Adults.
(804) 793-8733 View (804) 793-8733
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Naharia Holt-Elliot
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23223  (Online Only)
Dr. Naharia Holt-Elliott is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor (LPC, CSAC, NCC, ACS) in the state of Virginia with more than 10 years of experience. She is also a mother and Army veteran who specializes in helping adult clients and families that are having difficulties managing stress and anxiety, struggling with coping skills, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, combat, substance abuse, family and relational issues.
Dr. Naharia Holt-Elliott is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor (LPC, CSAC, NCC, ACS) in the state of Virginia with more than 10 years of experience. She is also a mother and Army veteran who specializes in helping adult clients and families that are having difficulties managing stress and anxiety, struggling with coping skills, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, combat, substance abuse, family and relational issues.
(804) 331-1168 View (804) 331-1168
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Priscilla Kifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23219
Speaking from experience, I know that it can be challenging to ask for help, so, I'm glad that you are here. As a LPC, I create a non-judgmental space for us to work towards achieving your goals. Some of my clients need a soft place to land & support through transitions, others may want to gain a greater insight into themselves and alleviate symptoms of grief, anxiety, or depression. Other folks I work with may be looking to create healthier relationships with those around them or have a desire to better regulate their emotions. Please let me know how I can be of service as I look forward to helping you on your wellness journey.
Speaking from experience, I know that it can be challenging to ask for help, so, I'm glad that you are here. As a LPC, I create a non-judgmental space for us to work towards achieving your goals. Some of my clients need a soft place to land & support through transitions, others may want to gain a greater insight into themselves and alleviate symptoms of grief, anxiety, or depression. Other folks I work with may be looking to create healthier relationships with those around them or have a desire to better regulate their emotions. Please let me know how I can be of service as I look forward to helping you on your wellness journey.
(804) 395-5146 View (804) 395-5146
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Emily Ludwin Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23223  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be hard for all of us - pain, disappointment, and loss are inevitable. Luckily, we humans are wired for growth, resilience, and survival. As a counselor, I offer a supportive and accepting environment in which to explore yourself, to feel connected and understood. Counseling is a safe place to unburden yourself of the things you've been carrying around, to learn more about yourself, imagine a better life, and try out new ways of being and doing.
Life can be hard for all of us - pain, disappointment, and loss are inevitable. Luckily, we humans are wired for growth, resilience, and survival. As a counselor, I offer a supportive and accepting environment in which to explore yourself, to feel connected and understood. Counseling is a safe place to unburden yourself of the things you've been carrying around, to learn more about yourself, imagine a better life, and try out new ways of being and doing.
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Photo of Beth Montgomery, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Richmond City County, VA
Beth Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221
Hi, my name is Beth and thank you for visiting my page! My clinical practice focuses on individual, couples, and family therapy. Drawing from my rich life experiences. I employ a collaborative, strengths-based approach to helping clients uncover their strengths and assets that lead to healthy solutions.
Hi, my name is Beth and thank you for visiting my page! My clinical practice focuses on individual, couples, and family therapy. Drawing from my rich life experiences. I employ a collaborative, strengths-based approach to helping clients uncover their strengths and assets that lead to healthy solutions.
(804) 735-1265 View (804) 735-1265
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Natasha Cook
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
Hi! Congrats on taking the initial steps to taking better care of your mental health! My name is Natasha Cook. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist, who has been working with children, teens, and adults for over 20 years. I received my training from Washington University in St. Louis, Loyola University Maryland, and The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
Hi! Congrats on taking the initial steps to taking better care of your mental health! My name is Natasha Cook. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist, who has been working with children, teens, and adults for over 20 years. I received my training from Washington University in St. Louis, Loyola University Maryland, and The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
(804) 395-5811 View (804) 395-5811
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Tonya Beers-Warman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23223
Waitlist for new clients
Being human isn’t easy. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or chronic stress; giving yourself the gift of therapy is a great first step. Life's stresses, unresolved childhood experiences, and trauma can leave you feeling overwhelmed, numb, and disconnected from yourself, others, and life itself. Shifting from self-judgement and shame to a place of curiosity and compassion is key. My goal is to create a safe environment where you can reconnect and gain a better understanding of your thoughts and behaviors as well as the life experiences that made you, uniquely YOU!
Being human isn’t easy. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or chronic stress; giving yourself the gift of therapy is a great first step. Life's stresses, unresolved childhood experiences, and trauma can leave you feeling overwhelmed, numb, and disconnected from yourself, others, and life itself. Shifting from self-judgement and shame to a place of curiosity and compassion is key. My goal is to create a safe environment where you can reconnect and gain a better understanding of your thoughts and behaviors as well as the life experiences that made you, uniquely YOU!
(804) 567-8582 View (804) 567-8582

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Number of Therapists in Richmond City County, VA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$134

Therapists in Richmond City County, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Richmond City County, VA see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
14% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond City County?

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.