Therapists in The Fan, Richmond, VA

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Yvette Coronado
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Our physical, mental, and spiritual/relational health are priorities. Walk & Talks! A dose of nature, movement, and therapeutic support in Richmond's green spaces! Children, teens, and young adults feeling stuck. Parents and elders feeling isolated or anxious. Fully-trained in EMDR for trauma and stress. Completing mental health evaluations and diagnostic assessments since 2007 and solely for immigration since 2016. Welcome ALL - PoC, LGBTQ+, artists, poly, kink! SUPERvisor certified. Decrease negative thinking, interactions, and habits. Increase the peace and enjoyment even the bliss of life. You will receive practice and tools.
Our physical, mental, and spiritual/relational health are priorities. Walk & Talks! A dose of nature, movement, and therapeutic support in Richmond's green spaces! Children, teens, and young adults feeling stuck. Parents and elders feeling isolated or anxious. Fully-trained in EMDR for trauma and stress. Completing mental health evaluations and diagnostic assessments since 2007 and solely for immigration since 2016. Welcome ALL - PoC, LGBTQ+, artists, poly, kink! SUPERvisor certified. Decrease negative thinking, interactions, and habits. Increase the peace and enjoyment even the bliss of life. You will receive practice and tools.
(804) 409-0268 View (804) 409-0268
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Anna Yates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Anna Yates is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the child welfare and mental health fields. She has worked with youth and families in a variety of roles that have focused on healing from family separations and other traumatic events, navigating crisis situations, and improving both family and internal processes. Anna is well-versed in trauma-informed interventions, depression, anxiety, grief, parenting challenges, foster care, adoption, and LGBTQIA+ and gender-affirming practices.
Anna Yates is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the child welfare and mental health fields. She has worked with youth and families in a variety of roles that have focused on healing from family separations and other traumatic events, navigating crisis situations, and improving both family and internal processes. Anna is well-versed in trauma-informed interventions, depression, anxiety, grief, parenting challenges, foster care, adoption, and LGBTQIA+ and gender-affirming practices.
(804) 567-7909 View (804) 567-7909
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Jill L Opalesky
Art Therapist, MS, ATR-BC, ITR-CTT
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Jill Opalesky, LLC is a woman-owned, local business on Stuart Circle in the fan neighborhood of Richmond, VA. Jill provides compassionate and quality care to resolve trauma. Jill is dedicated to educating and treating trauma in her community as she has seen how often trauma changes and affects people long after the trauma has ended. Jill also treats other disorders as they relate to trauma like depression and anxiety.
Jill Opalesky, LLC is a woman-owned, local business on Stuart Circle in the fan neighborhood of Richmond, VA. Jill provides compassionate and quality care to resolve trauma. Jill is dedicated to educating and treating trauma in her community as she has seen how often trauma changes and affects people long after the trauma has ended. Jill also treats other disorders as they relate to trauma like depression and anxiety.
(804) 409-2593 View (804) 409-2593
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Andrew Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Andy Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of experience working to empower children, adolescents, adults, and families to better face and cope with depression, anxiety, family conflict, and trauma. Andy completed both his Bachelor of Science in Creative Advertising with a minor in Psychology and his Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
Andy Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of experience working to empower children, adolescents, adults, and families to better face and cope with depression, anxiety, family conflict, and trauma. Andy completed both his Bachelor of Science in Creative Advertising with a minor in Psychology and his Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
(804) 390-8114 View (804) 390-8114
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Lakesha Mosley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Lakesha Mosley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who enjoys working with both adults and children in the areas of trauma, relationship issues, breaking addictions, depression, and anxiety. Lakesha has 4 years of experience in the mental health field and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University.
Lakesha Mosley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who enjoys working with both adults and children in the areas of trauma, relationship issues, breaking addictions, depression, and anxiety. Lakesha has 4 years of experience in the mental health field and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She completed her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University.
(804) 465-9886 View (804) 465-9886
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McKenzie Casad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
In all forms, relationships are a guiding part of our lives and directly impact how we live. My practice is guided by psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory, and I believe therapist and client thinking together creates insight and deeper understanding, which allows you to learn about your inner world. As you come to know yourself, a positive space opens up to afford you an opportunity to grow, evolve, and flourish. As a psychoanalyst I have studied for many years including infant and young child observational studies, my clinical experience includes trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and life-changing events.
In all forms, relationships are a guiding part of our lives and directly impact how we live. My practice is guided by psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory, and I believe therapist and client thinking together creates insight and deeper understanding, which allows you to learn about your inner world. As you come to know yourself, a positive space opens up to afford you an opportunity to grow, evolve, and flourish. As a psychoanalyst I have studied for many years including infant and young child observational studies, my clinical experience includes trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and life-changing events.
(757) 553-2780 View (757) 553-2780
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Adam Alderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Adam Alderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who has over 11 years of experience providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to children, teens, adults, and couples seeking help with depression/anxiety, stress management, LGBTQIA+, family transition, and many other of life's issues. Adam completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Angelo State University of Texas.
Adam Alderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who has over 11 years of experience providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to children, teens, adults, and couples seeking help with depression/anxiety, stress management, LGBTQIA+, family transition, and many other of life's issues. Adam completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Angelo State University of Texas.
(804) 480-4478 View (804) 480-4478
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Becky Thieman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSOTP, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Here’s the truth about life: it is uncomfortable. It is uncomfortable, tough, chaotic and, sometimes, we lose ourselves in it. Life is full of emotions that can be overwhelming and confusing, but once understood, can be transformative. If you want a therapist to help guide you towards your emotional, mental and physical goals - while also meeting you where you’re at without judgment - then I am likely a good fit for you. In my sessions, you’ll find a compassionate, safe, space where you will be gently challenged to discover, learn and grow. I often work with adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, grief, conflict and sexuality.
Here’s the truth about life: it is uncomfortable. It is uncomfortable, tough, chaotic and, sometimes, we lose ourselves in it. Life is full of emotions that can be overwhelming and confusing, but once understood, can be transformative. If you want a therapist to help guide you towards your emotional, mental and physical goals - while also meeting you where you’re at without judgment - then I am likely a good fit for you. In my sessions, you’ll find a compassionate, safe, space where you will be gently challenged to discover, learn and grow. I often work with adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, grief, conflict and sexuality.
(804) 531-5525 View (804) 531-5525
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Kendal F Harris
LSATP, MAC, CSAC
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation? As a seasoned therapist with over two decades of experience, I specialize in helping individuals overcome the challenges of mental health, addiction, trauma, and more. My approach is deeply rooted in compassion, evidence-based techniques, and a commitment to your well-being. Together, we'll navigate the path to recovery, resilience, and empowerment. Whether you're seeking relief from anxiety, depression, addiction, or simply looking to improve your quality of life, I'm here to guide and support you every step of the way. Your healing begins here.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation? As a seasoned therapist with over two decades of experience, I specialize in helping individuals overcome the challenges of mental health, addiction, trauma, and more. My approach is deeply rooted in compassion, evidence-based techniques, and a commitment to your well-being. Together, we'll navigate the path to recovery, resilience, and empowerment. Whether you're seeking relief from anxiety, depression, addiction, or simply looking to improve your quality of life, I'm here to guide and support you every step of the way. Your healing begins here.
(804) 367-3777 View (804) 367-3777
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Lucy Norton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Not accepting new clients
I believe that therapy is teamwork: I offer my clinical knowledge, and my clients bring the expert knowledge of their own lives. I have experience working with clients to address many issues of mental wellness, such as anxiety, depression, and the after-effects of traumatic life experiences, including interpersonal/ domestic violence. I enjoy helping couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties, and those who are looking for help parenting their children.
I believe that therapy is teamwork: I offer my clinical knowledge, and my clients bring the expert knowledge of their own lives. I have experience working with clients to address many issues of mental wellness, such as anxiety, depression, and the after-effects of traumatic life experiences, including interpersonal/ domestic violence. I enjoy helping couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties, and those who are looking for help parenting their children.
(804) 390-8551 View (804) 390-8551
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Midway Career Consulting LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Coping with changes at work? I'm a career counselor and licensed psychologist specializing in the work, educational, and career concerns of individuals and organizations. Issues like choosing or changing careers, deciding on a college major or schools, job loss, or reentering work after time away, can feel overwhelming-- especially when special needs or circumstances are involved. Burnout and work stress, as well, are painful problems, but can be solved. Career counseling and testing help get to the heart of the matter in focused, timely, and goal-oriented ways. Let's combine efforts, make a plan, and get you moving forward!
Coping with changes at work? I'm a career counselor and licensed psychologist specializing in the work, educational, and career concerns of individuals and organizations. Issues like choosing or changing careers, deciding on a college major or schools, job loss, or reentering work after time away, can feel overwhelming-- especially when special needs or circumstances are involved. Burnout and work stress, as well, are painful problems, but can be solved. Career counseling and testing help get to the heart of the matter in focused, timely, and goal-oriented ways. Let's combine efforts, make a plan, and get you moving forward!
(804) 601-8941 View (804) 601-8941
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Dr. Jenna Budreau
Psychologist
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Feeling tired of your current therapist? Or just stuck? Let's get real – life can be tough. It’s especially hard on ambitious people, parents & perfectionists who are expected to have it all together. The more successful you are (or are expected to be), the more difficult it is to keep it all together. Add anxiety, depression, & relationship issues – forget it. And the more that you achieve, the harder it becomes to find a therapist at your level or solutions that work for your complex issues. But I'm not here to hand out generic advice or quick fixes. I'm here to help you uncover the root of your challenges & build lasting changes.
Feeling tired of your current therapist? Or just stuck? Let's get real – life can be tough. It’s especially hard on ambitious people, parents & perfectionists who are expected to have it all together. The more successful you are (or are expected to be), the more difficult it is to keep it all together. Add anxiety, depression, & relationship issues – forget it. And the more that you achieve, the harder it becomes to find a therapist at your level or solutions that work for your complex issues. But I'm not here to hand out generic advice or quick fixes. I'm here to help you uncover the root of your challenges & build lasting changes.
(804) 373-4811 View (804) 373-4811
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Sarah Falzone
Resident in Counseling, MA, LPC-R, JD
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients! Do you feel like no matter what you do, you keep ending up in the same place with the same problems? Maybe you’re trying to manage anxiety, depression, or anger. It could be a past trauma or an ongoing battle with substance use, which can also impact your job, your relationships, etc. Feeling lost, overwhelmed, or stuck can make daily life a struggle, not to mention the pain of feeling disconnected from who you really are or want to be. I believe we all can grow beyond old patterns, reactions, and less healthy ways of coping so we can experience emotional security, confident connection, and lasting recovery.
Accepting NEW clients! Do you feel like no matter what you do, you keep ending up in the same place with the same problems? Maybe you’re trying to manage anxiety, depression, or anger. It could be a past trauma or an ongoing battle with substance use, which can also impact your job, your relationships, etc. Feeling lost, overwhelmed, or stuck can make daily life a struggle, not to mention the pain of feeling disconnected from who you really are or want to be. I believe we all can grow beyond old patterns, reactions, and less healthy ways of coping so we can experience emotional security, confident connection, and lasting recovery.
(804) 587-8906 View (804) 587-8906
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Christopher Adcock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Christopher "C.J." Adcock is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 5 years of experience providing social work therapeutic interventions to assist with those struggling with life’s challenges. C.J. has experience working with individuals in all walks of life from the emergency room to retirement communities, including those struggling with anxiety/depression, grief/bereavement, trauma, and caregiving for those with Alzheimer’s/dementia. C.J. completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Virginia Commonwealth University and was trained as a clinician at MCV/VCU Health.
Christopher "C.J." Adcock is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 5 years of experience providing social work therapeutic interventions to assist with those struggling with life’s challenges. C.J. has experience working with individuals in all walks of life from the emergency room to retirement communities, including those struggling with anxiety/depression, grief/bereavement, trauma, and caregiving for those with Alzheimer’s/dementia. C.J. completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Virginia Commonwealth University and was trained as a clinician at MCV/VCU Health.
(804) 635-3518 View (804) 635-3518
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Chris E Carson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychotherapist for adult individuals and couples. Do you want stronger, clearer and healthier relationships? My clients consist mainly of open minded, artistic and unconventional persons wanting more intimacy and connection or wanting to explore their innate gifts and talents. I also work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary persons. However, I love working with anyone who is seeking growth, wholeness and perspective.
I am a psychotherapist for adult individuals and couples. Do you want stronger, clearer and healthier relationships? My clients consist mainly of open minded, artistic and unconventional persons wanting more intimacy and connection or wanting to explore their innate gifts and talents. I also work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary persons. However, I love working with anyone who is seeking growth, wholeness and perspective.
(804) 651-3941 View (804) 651-3941
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Paul Willson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Waitlist for new clients
Paul is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed his Masters of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University; he also has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar from Virginia Commonwealth University. He draws on mindfulness techniques and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in addition to more traditional talk therapy methods to offer several different avenues for healing to teens, adults, and families. Paul has studied meditation with Pat Buxton and is a certified Reiki master under Barb Davis.
Paul is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed his Masters of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University; he also has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar from Virginia Commonwealth University. He draws on mindfulness techniques and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in addition to more traditional talk therapy methods to offer several different avenues for healing to teens, adults, and families. Paul has studied meditation with Pat Buxton and is a certified Reiki master under Barb Davis.
(804) 466-3218 View (804) 466-3218
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Shayna Sweezy
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Shayna (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who specializes in depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, bipolar disorders, and more. Making the choice to attend therapy is often a significant step, and Shayna strives to create an environment where her clients feel safe and comfortable expressing themselves without judgment.
Shayna (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia who specializes in depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, bipolar disorders, and more. Making the choice to attend therapy is often a significant step, and Shayna strives to create an environment where her clients feel safe and comfortable expressing themselves without judgment.
(804) 571-7508 View (804) 571-7508
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Katherine Meyersohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT 500, Reiki
Verified
3 Endorsed
The Fan, 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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Meg Harney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
Providing clients with a sense of empowerment is a cornerstone of my practice. I approach each client with compassion and curiosity and am committed to helping clients resolve the beliefs and behaviors that have felt unhelpful or unrelenting. I am experienced treating individuals with anxiety, depression (including peripartum depression), relationship difficulties, infertility, emotion dysregulation, grief, and difficulty adjusting to new roles such as the transition to college. I specialize in treating individuals who express concerns about their eating or who feel dissatisfied with their bodies, including individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder.
Providing clients with a sense of empowerment is a cornerstone of my practice. I approach each client with compassion and curiosity and am committed to helping clients resolve the beliefs and behaviors that have felt unhelpful or unrelenting. I am experienced treating individuals with anxiety, depression (including peripartum depression), relationship difficulties, infertility, emotion dysregulation, grief, and difficulty adjusting to new roles such as the transition to college. I specialize in treating individuals who express concerns about their eating or who feel dissatisfied with their bodies, including individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder.
(804) 376-9769 View (804) 376-9769
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Lauren Lusk
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Fan, Richmond, VA 23220
I believe in an open and collaborative approach to therapy that promotes insight and meaningful change. Together we will explore and uncover the underlying issues that keep you feeling stuck or in distress. I also believe that learning and healing doesn’t stop when the session ends. The tangible skills we work on together are transferable to the real world. I help my clients find ways to implement these skills and insights in their daily lives. It is truly a privilege to accompany clients on their journey of self-transformation.
I believe in an open and collaborative approach to therapy that promotes insight and meaningful change. Together we will explore and uncover the underlying issues that keep you feeling stuck or in distress. I also believe that learning and healing doesn’t stop when the session ends. The tangible skills we work on together are transferable to the real world. I help my clients find ways to implement these skills and insights in their daily lives. It is truly a privilege to accompany clients on their journey of self-transformation.
(804) 531-4690 View (804) 531-4690

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Number of Therapists in The Fan, Richmond, VA

200+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in The Fan, Richmond, VA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
75% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
74% Anthem | Elevance
72% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in The Fan, Richmond, VA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in The Fan, Richmond?

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.