Therapists in The Museum District, Richmond, VA

Photo of Marie P Norton, Resident in Counseling in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Marie P Norton
Resident in Counseling, MEd, LPC Res, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
Stuck? Frustrated or overwhelmed? You want to do better at work or school. Maybe relationships are strained. You know you’d like something to change. Everyone else seems to have their life together. Come as you are to counseling. There is nothing you have to do, or be, in order to feel better. Together, we’ll discover what would be a rich and meaningful life for you, and how to get there. I work frequently with clients wanting to discover whole mind and body connection. During our initial consultation we'll discover if I'm the best fit for your needs, and if not, help you find the right one. Let's chat.
Stuck? Frustrated or overwhelmed? You want to do better at work or school. Maybe relationships are strained. You know you’d like something to change. Everyone else seems to have their life together. Come as you are to counseling. There is nothing you have to do, or be, in order to feel better. Together, we’ll discover what would be a rich and meaningful life for you, and how to get there. I work frequently with clients wanting to discover whole mind and body connection. During our initial consultation we'll discover if I'm the best fit for your needs, and if not, help you find the right one. Let's chat.
(804) 259-0591 View (804) 259-0591
Photo of Beth Montgomery, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Beth Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW, MPH
Verified Verified
The Museum District, 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
Photo of Caitlin Shiflett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Caitlin Shiflett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PRYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23220
Perhaps you're ready to challenge the belief that this is just the way things are. Deep down there has been a desire to look closer. You want to feel connected to your center, confident, and feel at home with your true feelings about things. I provide treatment to adults with struggles often described as: feeling not enough, patterns of challenging or unfulfilling relationships, trouble asserting themselves, perfectionism, difficulties related to past traumas, or having been raised by emotionally immature caregivers. Additionally, I have specialization and interest in working with women who have experienced abusive relationships.
Perhaps you're ready to challenge the belief that this is just the way things are. Deep down there has been a desire to look closer. You want to feel connected to your center, confident, and feel at home with your true feelings about things. I provide treatment to adults with struggles often described as: feeling not enough, patterns of challenging or unfulfilling relationships, trouble asserting themselves, perfectionism, difficulties related to past traumas, or having been raised by emotionally immature caregivers. Additionally, I have specialization and interest in working with women who have experienced abusive relationships.
(804) 294-4356 View (804) 294-4356
Photo of Grace J Hadeed, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Grace J Hadeed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
Dr. Grace Hadeed primarily offers Family Therapy, Marital Therapy, Education,Clinical Supervision and Individual/Professional Consultation. We also assist clients who have difficulty "launching" into adulthood. She offers therapy specializing in family and intergenerational systems, providing therapy to couples and families to address issues at the source.
Dr. Grace Hadeed primarily offers Family Therapy, Marital Therapy, Education,Clinical Supervision and Individual/Professional Consultation. We also assist clients who have difficulty "launching" into adulthood. She offers therapy specializing in family and intergenerational systems, providing therapy to couples and families to address issues at the source.
(804) 409-2482 View (804) 409-2482
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Dr. Joan E. Winter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
Dr. Joan E. Winter lectures on the subjects of marital therapy, family therapy, and incest. Her writings include extensive discourse on the practice and evaluation of family therapy. Additionally, Dr. Winter is on the Clinical faculty of the VCU Medical College of Virginia Department of Psychiatry where she supervises residents in family therapy. She also serves as a consultant to many organizations, both in the non-profit and private sectors. Her credentials include licenses in social work and Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Approved Supervisor Status for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Dr. Joan E. Winter lectures on the subjects of marital therapy, family therapy, and incest. Her writings include extensive discourse on the practice and evaluation of family therapy. Additionally, Dr. Winter is on the Clinical faculty of the VCU Medical College of Virginia Department of Psychiatry where she supervises residents in family therapy. She also serves as a consultant to many organizations, both in the non-profit and private sectors. Her credentials include licenses in social work and Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Approved Supervisor Status for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
(804) 587-8825 View (804) 587-8825
Photo of Paula Schoenau, Licensed Professional Counselor in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Paula Schoenau
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CGP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23230  (Online Only)
I provide trauma-informed care to people experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief and trauma. I work with clients on developing a treatment plan and establishing achievable goals together - YOU are the expert on yourself, right? I encourage clients to develop a toolbox with coping skills that will help deal with moments of struggle, and increase self-love and self-acceptance.
I provide trauma-informed care to people experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief and trauma. I work with clients on developing a treatment plan and establishing achievable goals together - YOU are the expert on yourself, right? I encourage clients to develop a toolbox with coping skills that will help deal with moments of struggle, and increase self-love and self-acceptance.
(804) 361-6852 View (804) 361-6852
Photo of RVA Personal Wellness, Telehealth only, Licensed Professional Counselor in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
RVA Personal Wellness, Telehealth only
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23230  (Online Only)
I am currently accepted new clients and I accept all Cigna, Optum (United Healthcare), Anthem and Aetna plans. Layne is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which has shown to effectively treat trauma. Layne also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety and a variety of personality disorders. Layne has experience with psychotic disorders, Bipolar disorders, and other serious mental illnesses and offers symptom mapping and management.
I am currently accepted new clients and I accept all Cigna, Optum (United Healthcare), Anthem and Aetna plans. Layne is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which has shown to effectively treat trauma. Layne also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety and a variety of personality disorders. Layne has experience with psychotic disorders, Bipolar disorders, and other serious mental illnesses and offers symptom mapping and management.
(804) 581-1794 View (804) 581-1794
Photo of Marilyn Finch Williams, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Marilyn Finch Williams, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Museum District, 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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Amanda Phipps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23220  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Amanda, I am grateful to help clients work through early life traumas and adult attachment, as well as more recent or current traumatic events. I also enjoy working with clients to improve emotional regulation skills to improve overall mood. I am currently licensed in Kentucky and Virginia. You can easily book with me now by using my website link. I have 8 years experience working with people of all ages, and I am currently working specifically with adults.
Hi, I'm Amanda, I am grateful to help clients work through early life traumas and adult attachment, as well as more recent or current traumatic events. I also enjoy working with clients to improve emotional regulation skills to improve overall mood. I am currently licensed in Kentucky and Virginia. You can easily book with me now by using my website link. I have 8 years experience working with people of all ages, and I am currently working specifically with adults.
(804) 596-6346 View (804) 596-6346
Photo of Mike Pease, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Mike Pease
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23230
Therapy often focuses on life’s biggest challenges and difficult emotions, but that doesn’t mean therapy has to be a distressing experience. I work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, adjusting to life changes, addiction, and PTSD. I specialize in treating trauma and utilize Cognitive Processing Therapy to guide individuals through reprocessing what they have experienced in order to cultivate healing and growth from their traumas. I have helped survivors of a wide variety of traumatic events including but not limited to; sexual assault, childhood abuse, combat related trauma, and domestic violence.
Therapy often focuses on life’s biggest challenges and difficult emotions, but that doesn’t mean therapy has to be a distressing experience. I work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, adjusting to life changes, addiction, and PTSD. I specialize in treating trauma and utilize Cognitive Processing Therapy to guide individuals through reprocessing what they have experienced in order to cultivate healing and growth from their traumas. I have helped survivors of a wide variety of traumatic events including but not limited to; sexual assault, childhood abuse, combat related trauma, and domestic violence.
(804) 806-5066 View (804) 806-5066
Photo of Michael J Greenberg, Psychologist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Michael J Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23220  (Online Only)
I specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD. This approach to ERP focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
I specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD. This approach to ERP focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
(703) 420-7467 View (703) 420-7467
Photo of Geraldine 'gigi' Gomez, Art Therapist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Geraldine 'gigi' Gomez
Art Therapist, LPC-S, ATR-BC, ITR-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23220
It's overwhelming to grow up in this new stress filled culture, dealing with the intense pressure of family, academics, peers, and now social media! When words are not enough, Art Therapy, a combination of counseling and art making, can bring to light the uncertainty that is felt on the inside. For children, the focus is on the process of art-making to practice healthy habits while improving executive functioning skills. For teens and Adult-children finding meaning and purpose through artistic symbols/metaphors can reduce anxiety about the future. Anyone can do Art Therapy!
It's overwhelming to grow up in this new stress filled culture, dealing with the intense pressure of family, academics, peers, and now social media! When words are not enough, Art Therapy, a combination of counseling and art making, can bring to light the uncertainty that is felt on the inside. For children, the focus is on the process of art-making to practice healthy habits while improving executive functioning skills. For teens and Adult-children finding meaning and purpose through artistic symbols/metaphors can reduce anxiety about the future. Anyone can do Art Therapy!
(281) 214-6631 View (281) 214-6631
Photo of Zarasun Murphy, Clinical Social Work Associate in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Zarasun Murphy
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA, BS
Verified Verified
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
We each have within us a spark, though it may become dimmed or buried deeply through life's trials and trauma. Fortunately, with proper guidance and support, everyone has insight and wisdom within to grow and ignite their innate radiance, to embrace healing and growth. As a spiritually-based holistic wellbeing practitioner, I offer a dynamic approach to healing for each individual, by drawing on my two decades of experience working in the fields of health, wellness, balance, and healing.
We each have within us a spark, though it may become dimmed or buried deeply through life's trials and trauma. Fortunately, with proper guidance and support, everyone has insight and wisdom within to grow and ignite their innate radiance, to embrace healing and growth. As a spiritually-based holistic wellbeing practitioner, I offer a dynamic approach to healing for each individual, by drawing on my two decades of experience working in the fields of health, wellness, balance, and healing.
(541) 502-2919 View (541) 502-2919
Photo of Lisa A Boyles, Licensed Professional Counselor in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Lisa A Boyles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
Not accepting new clients
I provide confidential and supportive services for those looking for help with trauma & attachment issues, stress, compulsive behaviors, relationship conflict, parenting, and difficult teen behaviors. My focus is on the whole person, and incorporates the mind/body/spirit connection. Life experiences, including family of origin work, are often explored to address current symptoms and painful patterning. Mindfulness practices are taught to help bring presence and compassion to each moment. Through this work, one can have greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-responsibility. I am passionate about helping others open more to who they are, and broaden the scope of possibilities for deep, meaningful lives.
I provide confidential and supportive services for those looking for help with trauma & attachment issues, stress, compulsive behaviors, relationship conflict, parenting, and difficult teen behaviors. My focus is on the whole person, and incorporates the mind/body/spirit connection. Life experiences, including family of origin work, are often explored to address current symptoms and painful patterning. Mindfulness practices are taught to help bring presence and compassion to each moment. Through this work, one can have greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-responsibility. I am passionate about helping others open more to who they are, and broaden the scope of possibilities for deep, meaningful lives.
(804) 314-2462 View (804) 314-2462
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F Bland Tyree
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
I am honored to work with clients experiencing life challenges such as loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and the activation of patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back. I also specialize in supporting clients in an exploring ways to create a life filled with greater meaning, purpose and fulfillment. I believe there is a center of deep wisdom within each of us, guiding us toward healing, integration and transformation. I will partner with you to co-create an environment that supports your healing and growth.
I am honored to work with clients experiencing life challenges such as loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and the activation of patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back. I also specialize in supporting clients in an exploring ways to create a life filled with greater meaning, purpose and fulfillment. I believe there is a center of deep wisdom within each of us, guiding us toward healing, integration and transformation. I will partner with you to co-create an environment that supports your healing and growth.
(804) 415-7398 View (804) 415-7398
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Allyson Rainer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
Not accepting new clients
Finding peace and a sense of purpose is more difficult when you're bombarded with messages from the outside world about who you are supposed to be. One goal of therapy is to have more compassion for yourself which gives you the opportunity to experience more peace inside. I specialize in anxiety, trauma, grief, LGBT issues, relationship issues, adult children of personality disordered parents and women's issues across the lifespan, especially surrounding menopause. I also enjoy and welcome working with men in my practice. My clinical interests surround how our thoughts and bodies are connected.
Finding peace and a sense of purpose is more difficult when you're bombarded with messages from the outside world about who you are supposed to be. One goal of therapy is to have more compassion for yourself which gives you the opportunity to experience more peace inside. I specialize in anxiety, trauma, grief, LGBT issues, relationship issues, adult children of personality disordered parents and women's issues across the lifespan, especially surrounding menopause. I also enjoy and welcome working with men in my practice. My clinical interests surround how our thoughts and bodies are connected.
(804) 793-9410 View (804) 793-9410
Photo of Alan Kleinkopf, Psychologist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Alan Kleinkopf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
Welcome! As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have been helping individuals and couples overcome obstacles to achieving happiness and contentment for over 30 years. Sometimes the issues can seem insurmountable when it's really the way one is trying to cope with them that is the problem. That way of thinking can often be adjusted and can make all the difference! Whether you're experiencing a situational adjustment related issue or a more longstanding one as an individual or couple with depression, excessive stress, anxiety or anger, help yourself by making an appointment and get started.
Welcome! As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have been helping individuals and couples overcome obstacles to achieving happiness and contentment for over 30 years. Sometimes the issues can seem insurmountable when it's really the way one is trying to cope with them that is the problem. That way of thinking can often be adjusted and can make all the difference! Whether you're experiencing a situational adjustment related issue or a more longstanding one as an individual or couple with depression, excessive stress, anxiety or anger, help yourself by making an appointment and get started.
(804) 424-5526 View (804) 424-5526
Photo of Catherine Ferguson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Catherine Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
As a psychotherapist I work with adults (including young adults 18+) who are experiencing difficulties with relationships, anxiety, depression, work/school challenges, parenting issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, life transitions, or other problems that may get in the way of a more balanced, satisfying life. With each client, I seek to create an empathic, judgment-free space where you can explore your feelings, gain insight, and improve coping skills that can help to enhance your life and relationships. My approach is interpersonal and relational--working within a psychodynamic framework toward goals we will set together.
As a psychotherapist I work with adults (including young adults 18+) who are experiencing difficulties with relationships, anxiety, depression, work/school challenges, parenting issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, life transitions, or other problems that may get in the way of a more balanced, satisfying life. With each client, I seek to create an empathic, judgment-free space where you can explore your feelings, gain insight, and improve coping skills that can help to enhance your life and relationships. My approach is interpersonal and relational--working within a psychodynamic framework toward goals we will set together.
(804) 835-6366 View (804) 835-6366
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Christine Macri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
Not accepting new clients
I always try to approach people with a deep appreciation for their complexity. Identified problems and symptoms are only part of the picture, and a more comprehensive view allows us to take full advantage of our strengths, as well as identify aspects of healthy living that are missing. When these tend to be in areas we're less comfortable with, gently exploring and working to improve our comfort level can be powerful tools toward lasting change. A strong therapeutic alliance can be an essential part of this effort.
I always try to approach people with a deep appreciation for their complexity. Identified problems and symptoms are only part of the picture, and a more comprehensive view allows us to take full advantage of our strengths, as well as identify aspects of healthy living that are missing. When these tend to be in areas we're less comfortable with, gently exploring and working to improve our comfort level can be powerful tools toward lasting change. A strong therapeutic alliance can be an essential part of this effort.
(804) 495-8887 View (804) 495-8887
Photo of Katherine Meyersohn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in The Museum District, Richmond, VA
Katherine Meyersohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT 500, Reiki
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
The Museum District, Richmond, VA 23221
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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Number of Therapists in The Museum District, Richmond, VA

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in The Museum District, Richmond, VA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
71% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in The Museum District, Richmond, VA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
11% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in The Museum District, Richmond?

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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.