Therapists in Three Chopt, Richmond, VA

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Letitia D Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23226  (Online Only)
Lets talk! The practice focus is person centered, strengths based, and focuses on personal growth and working together in a supportive setting to facilitate a patient’s journey towards empowerment evolution of self and living their best version of their life.
Lets talk! The practice focus is person centered, strengths based, and focuses on personal growth and working together in a supportive setting to facilitate a patient’s journey towards empowerment evolution of self and living their best version of their life.
(804) 269-8390 View (804) 269-8390
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Kathryn N Garnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23226
I am I am a strengths-based psychotherapist, a mother of three wonderful adult children, who returned to graduate school late in life with a strong belief in the "land of possibility." I have great respect for what each individual brings to therapy and faith in the power of relationship to effect growth and change. I believe that my sensitivity to need, whether in very young children or mature adults is a unique gift that brings hope to life. I recently completed a mindfulness and psychotherapy course and strongly believe in its impact on depression and anxiety. I firmly believe in treating the whole individual, body and mind.
I am I am a strengths-based psychotherapist, a mother of three wonderful adult children, who returned to graduate school late in life with a strong belief in the "land of possibility." I have great respect for what each individual brings to therapy and faith in the power of relationship to effect growth and change. I believe that my sensitivity to need, whether in very young children or mature adults is a unique gift that brings hope to life. I recently completed a mindfulness and psychotherapy course and strongly believe in its impact on depression and anxiety. I firmly believe in treating the whole individual, body and mind.
(804) 213-2897 View (804) 213-2897
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Waller Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, SEP, NARM
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23226
At our group practice, HeartMind Resiliency, we are honored to witness people's return to their unique expression of wholeness. The essence of our work lies in meeting you with an attitude of heartful curiosity so that you may safely explore stressors and renegotiate traumas. We utilize integrative body-based modalities incorporating latest discoveries and research in mind-body psychology that do not require reliving intense emotions or detailing painful memories. We will work to discover new resources and truths so that you may experience a newfound sense of well-being and trust in the unfolding process of your life's journey.
At our group practice, HeartMind Resiliency, we are honored to witness people's return to their unique expression of wholeness. The essence of our work lies in meeting you with an attitude of heartful curiosity so that you may safely explore stressors and renegotiate traumas. We utilize integrative body-based modalities incorporating latest discoveries and research in mind-body psychology that do not require reliving intense emotions or detailing painful memories. We will work to discover new resources and truths so that you may experience a newfound sense of well-being and trust in the unfolding process of your life's journey.
(757) 383-7625 View (757) 383-7625
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Christina M. Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
Waitlist for new clients
My practice focuses on supporting people who are seeking to improve their lives through understanding identity, relationships, family of origin issues, as well as anxiety and depression.
My practice focuses on supporting people who are seeking to improve their lives through understanding identity, relationships, family of origin issues, as well as anxiety and depression.
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Sandra K Jenkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned my degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. I work with children (as young as 2 years old),adolescents, adults and families. I also have specific training in family and individual play therapy, filial family therapy, attachment theory and family systems therapy. I am also extensively trained in individual therapy with children coping with child abuse, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, ADHD, grief, and trauma (such as exposure to family violence).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned my degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. I work with children (as young as 2 years old),adolescents, adults and families. I also have specific training in family and individual play therapy, filial family therapy, attachment theory and family systems therapy. I am also extensively trained in individual therapy with children coping with child abuse, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, ADHD, grief, and trauma (such as exposure to family violence).
(804) 251-2214 View (804) 251-2214
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Ariel Ham
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP, CSOTP, CATP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
I incorporate creative activities and evidence-based methods into traditional "talk therapy" for a fun outside-the-box approach to treatment. Together, we will work toward your goals exploring thought patterns and new ways to cope with distress. I am a warm, relaxed, and supportive clinician. I have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and over 10 years of experience in the field. I have sought out specialized training in trauma, sexually exploited youth, eating disorders, addictions, and behaviorally challenging youth. I specialize in providing therapy and assessment services to adolescents and young adults, however work with individuals of all ages.
I incorporate creative activities and evidence-based methods into traditional "talk therapy" for a fun outside-the-box approach to treatment. Together, we will work toward your goals exploring thought patterns and new ways to cope with distress. I am a warm, relaxed, and supportive clinician. I have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and over 10 years of experience in the field. I have sought out specialized training in trauma, sexually exploited youth, eating disorders, addictions, and behaviorally challenging youth. I specialize in providing therapy and assessment services to adolescents and young adults, however work with individuals of all ages.
(804) 269-8363 View (804) 269-8363
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Cathy Juanita Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. I am committed to assist individuals in healing from childhood and adulthood trauma. My goal is to provide individuals with a healthier perspective about life, the resources and support to make decisions and behavioral changes. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups who have challenges managing symptoms of ADHD, Anxiety, Anger management, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and PTSD. Individuals are assisted in developing treatment plans to develop coping and social skills to enhance their quality of life.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. I am committed to assist individuals in healing from childhood and adulthood trauma. My goal is to provide individuals with a healthier perspective about life, the resources and support to make decisions and behavioral changes. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups who have challenges managing symptoms of ADHD, Anxiety, Anger management, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and PTSD. Individuals are assisted in developing treatment plans to develop coping and social skills to enhance their quality of life.
(804) 655-5095 View (804) 655-5095
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Shawna Pfeiffer, Watershed Hypnotherapy
CMS, CHT, FIBH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23226
Waitlist for new clients
As a Clinical Medical Support Hypnotherapist, I guide my clients to tap into their own internal resources and make the important and lasting changes they want to see in their lives. I help them to find freedom from physical pain and discomfort, sleep disturbance, chronic stress and anxiety, excessive worry, fears and phobias, as well as unwanted emotions, habits and behaviors. My goal is to provide guidance, education and coaching to restore optimal physical health and emotional well being.
As a Clinical Medical Support Hypnotherapist, I guide my clients to tap into their own internal resources and make the important and lasting changes they want to see in their lives. I help them to find freedom from physical pain and discomfort, sleep disturbance, chronic stress and anxiety, excessive worry, fears and phobias, as well as unwanted emotions, habits and behaviors. My goal is to provide guidance, education and coaching to restore optimal physical health and emotional well being.
(804) 480-2482 View (804) 480-2482
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Michelle Burke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, AASECT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
Desire discrepancy is the #1 sexual complaint from couples. Guidance and education from a certified sex therapist can help with connection and intimacy. I help individuals and couples achieve self growth, deepen connections, improve intimacy, develop effective communication, and reach your desired goals. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. My passion is helping individuals lead more fulfilling lives and helping couples regain a happy, healthy relationship. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas A Edison.
Desire discrepancy is the #1 sexual complaint from couples. Guidance and education from a certified sex therapist can help with connection and intimacy. I help individuals and couples achieve self growth, deepen connections, improve intimacy, develop effective communication, and reach your desired goals. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. My passion is helping individuals lead more fulfilling lives and helping couples regain a happy, healthy relationship. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas A Edison.
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Robert A Petry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23226
Bringing over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Robert Petry has offered insight and guidance to both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia (VCU-MCV). He is a graduate of post doctoral programs in cognitive, psychodrama, metaphysical, gestalt and Hakomi mind/body therapy. He has trained with or attended workshops with some of the greatest innovators in psychotherapy and in most modalities, including cognitive and behavioral. Dr. Petry is a Virginia State Board Licensed Psychologist with a recognized area of specialty in hypnosis (highest distinction Diplomate).
Bringing over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Robert Petry has offered insight and guidance to both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia (VCU-MCV). He is a graduate of post doctoral programs in cognitive, psychodrama, metaphysical, gestalt and Hakomi mind/body therapy. He has trained with or attended workshops with some of the greatest innovators in psychotherapy and in most modalities, including cognitive and behavioral. Dr. Petry is a Virginia State Board Licensed Psychologist with a recognized area of specialty in hypnosis (highest distinction Diplomate).
(804) 977-1129 View (804) 977-1129
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Neva S Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173  (Online Only)
I don't believe in practicing from a distance, I bring my real self into the room in an accessible and open way. I am wholeheartedly invested in the people I work with and believe that therapy works best when it's a collaborative process. Ultimately, you just want a therapist who gets you, and I get that. I know it is a daunting task to select someone to support your mental health needs and for me no one is "just a client." I would be honored to work with you. My clinical specialization is Trauma.
I don't believe in practicing from a distance, I bring my real self into the room in an accessible and open way. I am wholeheartedly invested in the people I work with and believe that therapy works best when it's a collaborative process. Ultimately, you just want a therapist who gets you, and I get that. I know it is a daunting task to select someone to support your mental health needs and for me no one is "just a client." I would be honored to work with you. My clinical specialization is Trauma.
(804) 506-3837 View (804) 506-3837
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Justin Lioi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173  (Online Only)
Counseling for Men: Are you a man who feels stuck between anger and numbness? Stressed out and not liking yourself? Maybe you've doubted going to therapy because it seems too strange. Do you wish something would change in your relationship, but you don't know what to do--or worried it might end? Or maybe you're the guy who's constantly the friend of every woman you'd actually like to date. Plus, COVID-19 has raised all these stresses to the nth power. For white guys, maybe you're also realizing how race and racism have played a role in your life. You're ready to take steps to undo harm--but it seems like there's no way out.
Counseling for Men: Are you a man who feels stuck between anger and numbness? Stressed out and not liking yourself? Maybe you've doubted going to therapy because it seems too strange. Do you wish something would change in your relationship, but you don't know what to do--or worried it might end? Or maybe you're the guy who's constantly the friend of every woman you'd actually like to date. Plus, COVID-19 has raised all these stresses to the nth power. For white guys, maybe you're also realizing how race and racism have played a role in your life. You're ready to take steps to undo harm--but it seems like there's no way out.
(646) 872-6151 View (646) 872-6151
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Amy Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
I have been providing quality treatment to children, adolescents and adults for over 18 years. I believe in the change process and that we each have the ability to improve our relationships and experience personal growth. I believe personal growth is facilitated through the relationship with a therapist that provides positive regard and understanding without the fear of judgment. I believe in treating the whole person through awareness, self regulation and focusing on the here and now.
I have been providing quality treatment to children, adolescents and adults for over 18 years. I believe in the change process and that we each have the ability to improve our relationships and experience personal growth. I believe personal growth is facilitated through the relationship with a therapist that provides positive regard and understanding without the fear of judgment. I believe in treating the whole person through awareness, self regulation and focusing on the here and now.
(804) 451-4762 View (804) 451-4762
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Michael Ingram
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and frustrating. Stress in our lives can come from many different sources: communication difficulties, parenting children, unrealistic expectations at work, academic struggles. These challenges can become confusing and depressing if left in isolation. By addressing these issues in a safe, trusting counseling environment many of these stressors can be reduced.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and frustrating. Stress in our lives can come from many different sources: communication difficulties, parenting children, unrealistic expectations at work, academic struggles. These challenges can become confusing and depressing if left in isolation. By addressing these issues in a safe, trusting counseling environment many of these stressors can be reduced.
(804) 616-3120 View (804) 616-3120
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Martha Dalby Mullen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
Waitlist for new clients
I believe we all have an enormous capacity to break through the barriers we face in life. I enjoy helping people navigate change and restore hope. I take an active role in helping you clarify your issues and identify effective solutions. My 25+ years of experience working as a licensed professional counselor has provided me with broad knowledge and expertise to empower you to make needed and sustained change.
I believe we all have an enormous capacity to break through the barriers we face in life. I enjoy helping people navigate change and restore hope. I take an active role in helping you clarify your issues and identify effective solutions. My 25+ years of experience working as a licensed professional counselor has provided me with broad knowledge and expertise to empower you to make needed and sustained change.
(804) 455-7320 View (804) 455-7320
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Dr. Shannon N Daneshrad
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
Dr. Daneshrad has experience working with a wide range of clients (children, teens, and adults) in a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, sexual trauma, intimacy, ASD, ADHD, and abandonment/relational issues. She also works with teens and adults and with families struggling with issues of family conflict including high-conflict divorces, and family law disputes. She is experienced in family reunification therapy in refuse/resist cases and parental alienation cases. She also works with individuals struggling with dating/marriage, separation/divorce, bereavement, and life transitions.
Dr. Daneshrad has experience working with a wide range of clients (children, teens, and adults) in a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, sexual trauma, intimacy, ASD, ADHD, and abandonment/relational issues. She also works with teens and adults and with families struggling with issues of family conflict including high-conflict divorces, and family law disputes. She is experienced in family reunification therapy in refuse/resist cases and parental alienation cases. She also works with individuals struggling with dating/marriage, separation/divorce, bereavement, and life transitions.
(310) 928-9855 View (310) 928-9855
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Glasshouse Effect Psychotherapy Center, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
As a person, do you find yourself struggling to maintain a balance between fulfilling spiritual, cultural, familial and societal obligations? Do you feel like you have lost your sense of identity while juggling such obligations? In a world full of unrealistic and forced expectations, people often are accused of being rebellious, guilty or selfish when they choose to focus on themselves and their needs. Secretly battling and wounded, many people find themselves to be depressed, anxious, angry, disappointed and unfulfilled.
As a person, do you find yourself struggling to maintain a balance between fulfilling spiritual, cultural, familial and societal obligations? Do you feel like you have lost your sense of identity while juggling such obligations? In a world full of unrealistic and forced expectations, people often are accused of being rebellious, guilty or selfish when they choose to focus on themselves and their needs. Secretly battling and wounded, many people find themselves to be depressed, anxious, angry, disappointed and unfulfilled.
(512) 859-7438 View (512) 859-7438
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H.O.P.E Counseling and Consultation Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
I am skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist clientele with achieving their personal goals. I have vast experience in working with individuals from kindergarten through the geriatric stage of life. I provide outpatient counseling for those struggling with various mental health issues (i.e. Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, etc.), behavioral problems, survivors of domestic violence/sexual abuse/rape, grief and loss, self-esteem, marital/couple's counseling, and parenting.
I am skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist clientele with achieving their personal goals. I have vast experience in working with individuals from kindergarten through the geriatric stage of life. I provide outpatient counseling for those struggling with various mental health issues (i.e. Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, etc.), behavioral problems, survivors of domestic violence/sexual abuse/rape, grief and loss, self-esteem, marital/couple's counseling, and parenting.
(804) 417-6561 View (804) 417-6561
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Dominion Psychology and Wellness Center, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173  (Online Only)
Dominion Psychology and Wellness Center provides individualized therapy and medication management for clients (neurotypical and neurodivergent) who have symptoms and struggles revolving around depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and compulsions. We pride ourselves in offering professional, high-quality, and efficient mental health services across the board and look forward to working with every individual.
Dominion Psychology and Wellness Center provides individualized therapy and medication management for clients (neurotypical and neurodivergent) who have symptoms and struggles revolving around depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and compulsions. We pride ourselves in offering professional, high-quality, and efficient mental health services across the board and look forward to working with every individual.
(276) 633-6867 View (276) 633-6867
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Natalie Inez Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFA, SEP
Verified Verified
Three Chopt, Richmond, VA 23173
Do you feel like trauma has hijacked your life? Are you experiencing depressive episodes/sadness, anxieties, negative thought patterns and relationship dynamics that tend towards being reactive? People that work with me learn how to understand the impact and effects of trauma and grow their resiliency muscle. Its time to stop hiding wounds you can’t name and skipping out on many possibilities in your life because of internal fears, waning drive and a sense of inner defeat. I can help.
Do you feel like trauma has hijacked your life? Are you experiencing depressive episodes/sadness, anxieties, negative thought patterns and relationship dynamics that tend towards being reactive? People that work with me learn how to understand the impact and effects of trauma and grow their resiliency muscle. Its time to stop hiding wounds you can’t name and skipping out on many possibilities in your life because of internal fears, waning drive and a sense of inner defeat. I can help.
(704) 459-7787 View (704) 459-7787

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Number of Therapists in Three Chopt, Richmond, VA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Three Chopt, Richmond, VA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Three Chopt, Richmond, VA see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Three Chopt, 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.