Therapists in Roanoke City County, VA

Photo of Katie Poulos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Roanoke City County, VA
Katie Poulos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roanoke, VA 24016
Not accepting new clients
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you have made it this far, you have begun your healing journey. Are you tired of how you feel? Having difficulty sleeping? Low energy and lack of motivation? Easily startled or finding yourself avoiding painful memories? I can help. I provide comprehensive, compassionate psychotherapy services in the Roanoke Valley. With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in trauma-informed therapy. With the use of EMDR Therapy and other modalities, I can help you identify, target, and process the root of your discomfort. What keeps you up at night now can become a distant memory.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you have made it this far, you have begun your healing journey. Are you tired of how you feel? Having difficulty sleeping? Low energy and lack of motivation? Easily startled or finding yourself avoiding painful memories? I can help. I provide comprehensive, compassionate psychotherapy services in the Roanoke Valley. With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in trauma-informed therapy. With the use of EMDR Therapy and other modalities, I can help you identify, target, and process the root of your discomfort. What keeps you up at night now can become a distant memory.
(540) 518-0355 View (540) 518-0355
Photo of Renae Hall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roanoke City County, VA
Renae Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24014
Life isn't always easy, and when the hard times come, it is nice to have a non-judgmental place to go where you feel heard and are comfortable. My hope is you will come as you are and begin to work through your "hard time," so that you leave feeling empowered, validated, safe, and recognize you are on your journey to healing. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and my trauma-informed background includes working with and treating children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, oppositional defiance, anxiety, stress, depression, life changes, addiction, and trauma.
Life isn't always easy, and when the hard times come, it is nice to have a non-judgmental place to go where you feel heard and are comfortable. My hope is you will come as you are and begin to work through your "hard time," so that you leave feeling empowered, validated, safe, and recognize you are on your journey to healing. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and my trauma-informed background includes working with and treating children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, oppositional defiance, anxiety, stress, depression, life changes, addiction, and trauma.
(540) 252-3151 View (540) 252-3151
Photo of Heather H Massey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roanoke City County, VA
Heather H Massey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24011
Not accepting new clients
To put it bluntly, I am here for you. I want to hear about what is hurting you and stopping you from moving forward in a happy and positive way in your life. I want your input on what the problem is and what plan will work with you personally. We will gather all our information and decide on a plan of action to get you back to where you want to be as quickly as possible and develop a way to keep you there.
To put it bluntly, I am here for you. I want to hear about what is hurting you and stopping you from moving forward in a happy and positive way in your life. I want your input on what the problem is and what plan will work with you personally. We will gather all our information and decide on a plan of action to get you back to where you want to be as quickly as possible and develop a way to keep you there.
(540) 784-1876 View (540) 784-1876
Photo of David Gofman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roanoke City County, VA
David Gofman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Roanoke, VA 24011
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, dual licensed in VA and CT. I specialize in working with teens and adults who are struggling with a variety of challenges, such as anxiety, depression, substance use, perfectionism, stress, chronic pain, and relationship issues. I am a certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and offer evidence-based approaches to help you navigate your life circumstances more skillfully, and to get to a place where you can live your life on your terms.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, dual licensed in VA and CT. I specialize in working with teens and adults who are struggling with a variety of challenges, such as anxiety, depression, substance use, perfectionism, stress, chronic pain, and relationship issues. I am a certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and offer evidence-based approaches to help you navigate your life circumstances more skillfully, and to get to a place where you can live your life on your terms.
(571) 520-8690 View (571) 520-8690
Photo of Sheri Meixner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Roanoke City County, VA
Sheri Meixner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24015
I believe the therapeutic process is a powerful tool for clients to grow and become healthier individuals and/or couples. My clinical experience settings include private practice, mental/behavioral health agencies, community college and medical social work services. Areas of experience include crisis work, substance use dependence, depression & anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, chronic illness, autism, and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, client centered, utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution focused, insight oriented, trauma informed and motivational interviewing and mindfulness.
I believe the therapeutic process is a powerful tool for clients to grow and become healthier individuals and/or couples. My clinical experience settings include private practice, mental/behavioral health agencies, community college and medical social work services. Areas of experience include crisis work, substance use dependence, depression & anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, chronic illness, autism, and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, client centered, utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution focused, insight oriented, trauma informed and motivational interviewing and mindfulness.
(540) 870-0554 View (540) 870-0554
Photo of Cynthia C Lissau, Marriage & Family Therapist in Roanoke City County, VA
Cynthia C Lissau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24015
I enjoy "MAKING LIFE & LOVE BETTER." . With my 20 plus years of experience as a relationship counselor, my goal is to provide personal counseling for individuals and couples (married or partnered). My approach incorporates a combination of traditional, contemporary and holistic counseling techniques. You will find my office to be a comfortable living-room like setting conducive to privacy, safety and relaxation. Each session is tailored to meet the special needs of the client or clients. CONFIDENTIALITY is always in place except when permission is given by the client.
I enjoy "MAKING LIFE & LOVE BETTER." . With my 20 plus years of experience as a relationship counselor, my goal is to provide personal counseling for individuals and couples (married or partnered). My approach incorporates a combination of traditional, contemporary and holistic counseling techniques. You will find my office to be a comfortable living-room like setting conducive to privacy, safety and relaxation. Each session is tailored to meet the special needs of the client or clients. CONFIDENTIALITY is always in place except when permission is given by the client.
(540) 986-4135 View (540) 986-4135
Photo of Ebony Barnes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roanoke City County, VA
Ebony Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roanoke, VA 24012
I believe that reaching out for help and support is the first step towards mental health wellness. My name is Ebony and I am a Resident in Counseling. I have been working in the mental health field for various years in many roles. Life is full of changes and challenges; I see myself as a collaborative guide to helping you reach your goal and achieve the things that you desire in your mental health journey. One of the most important things to me is a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I encourage you to reach out to begin your counseling journey.
I believe that reaching out for help and support is the first step towards mental health wellness. My name is Ebony and I am a Resident in Counseling. I have been working in the mental health field for various years in many roles. Life is full of changes and challenges; I see myself as a collaborative guide to helping you reach your goal and achieve the things that you desire in your mental health journey. One of the most important things to me is a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I encourage you to reach out to begin your counseling journey.
(540) 348-4700 View (540) 348-4700
Photo of Angela Bolden, Psychologist in Roanoke City County, VA
Angela Bolden
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24016  (Online Only)
Congratulations for taking the first step towards wellness and health! By visiting this site, you are giving yourself the gift of health! Your mental health not only includes the way you feel about yourself, but also the way others feel around you. Do you find that you are sad or angry more often than usual? Do you have difficulty with worry or fear? Do you have problems with your family or friends? If so, consider calling to schedule a time where we can talk about your choices, challenges and solutions.
Congratulations for taking the first step towards wellness and health! By visiting this site, you are giving yourself the gift of health! Your mental health not only includes the way you feel about yourself, but also the way others feel around you. Do you find that you are sad or angry more often than usual? Do you have difficulty with worry or fear? Do you have problems with your family or friends? If so, consider calling to schedule a time where we can talk about your choices, challenges and solutions.
(540) 253-1804 View (540) 253-1804
Photo of Traketa Dillard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roanoke City County, VA
Traketa Dillard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roanoke, VA 24017
For the last 10 years, I have been working to help people like you experience positive change and navigate difficult times in their lives with support, guidance, and encouragement. My experience in community mental health is diverse, working with children, youth, and adults. I value personal connection, compassion, and honesty in therapeutic work and appreciate the opportunity to offer direction which brings awareness and clarity during therapy. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Ferrum College and hold a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.
For the last 10 years, I have been working to help people like you experience positive change and navigate difficult times in their lives with support, guidance, and encouragement. My experience in community mental health is diverse, working with children, youth, and adults. I value personal connection, compassion, and honesty in therapeutic work and appreciate the opportunity to offer direction which brings awareness and clarity during therapy. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Ferrum College and hold a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.
(540) 405-6770 View (540) 405-6770
Photo of Regina Rivera, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roanoke City County, VA
Regina Rivera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24012  (Online Only)
You deserve a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment to share, explore and make progress. As your counselor, I will work diligently to meet you exactly where you are, help you feel comfortable and have a non-judgmental counseling space. You should feel validated, supported and empowered during your journey in counseling and I want to provide you with individualized treatment and care. Our collaborative relationship is of the utmost importance to me, and it is at the very foundation of our work together. I am committed to helping you feel empowered to work toward meeting your individual goals and increasing happiness.
You deserve a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment to share, explore and make progress. As your counselor, I will work diligently to meet you exactly where you are, help you feel comfortable and have a non-judgmental counseling space. You should feel validated, supported and empowered during your journey in counseling and I want to provide you with individualized treatment and care. Our collaborative relationship is of the utmost importance to me, and it is at the very foundation of our work together. I am committed to helping you feel empowered to work toward meeting your individual goals and increasing happiness.
(540) 583-3744 View (540) 583-3744
Photo of Bailey Ratliff, Resident in Counseling in Roanoke City County, VA
Bailey Ratliff
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Roanoke, VA 24014
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck in life? I am here to guide you on your journey to emotional well-being and personal growth. The goal is not only to alleviate symptoms; I’m here to help you create lasting, positive changes in your life. I understand that every individual is unique. Counseling sessions are tailored to your specific needs, ensuring you receive the support and strategies that work best for you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck in life? I am here to guide you on your journey to emotional well-being and personal growth. The goal is not only to alleviate symptoms; I’m here to help you create lasting, positive changes in your life. I understand that every individual is unique. Counseling sessions are tailored to your specific needs, ensuring you receive the support and strategies that work best for you.
(540) 453-8278 View (540) 453-8278
Photo of Susan Witt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Roanoke City County, VA
Susan Witt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24016
I love hearing my client's stories and have a desire to help them towards emotional wellness, have healthy relationships, instill a sense of hope that things will get better for them, and build resiliency to tackle life's challenges. I have many years of experience in providing therapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. As the mom to adult children, I understand the challenges of raising children in today's world. I have a special interest in working with children/teens and adults going thru the painful process of separation and divorce and in providing gender affirming care to individuals and their families.
I love hearing my client's stories and have a desire to help them towards emotional wellness, have healthy relationships, instill a sense of hope that things will get better for them, and build resiliency to tackle life's challenges. I have many years of experience in providing therapy to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. As the mom to adult children, I understand the challenges of raising children in today's world. I have a special interest in working with children/teens and adults going thru the painful process of separation and divorce and in providing gender affirming care to individuals and their families.
(540) 516-4878 x224 View (540) 516-4878 x224
Photo of Jessica Conway, Marriage & Family Therapist in Roanoke City County, VA
Jessica Conway
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roanoke, VA 24015
Not accepting new clients
It's great news that you're here! My name is Jes Conway and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years of experience working with individuals and couples in a wide range of settings. Whether you are seeking to address a specific problem/situation or you are interested in taking a general personal inventory, you're acknowledging that you would like things to be different. What we often don't realize is that change requires taking action, and that in itself is a skill to learn and practice. I am excited to meet you and to see how I might be of service.
It's great news that you're here! My name is Jes Conway and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years of experience working with individuals and couples in a wide range of settings. Whether you are seeking to address a specific problem/situation or you are interested in taking a general personal inventory, you're acknowledging that you would like things to be different. What we often don't realize is that change requires taking action, and that in itself is a skill to learn and practice. I am excited to meet you and to see how I might be of service.
(540) 385-4584 View (540) 385-4584
Photo of Chad Wills, Psychologist in Roanoke City County, VA
Chad Wills
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Roanoke, VA 24016
Not accepting new clients
I am focused on providing you with the best care possible. I am a doctoral level clinician and I enjoy applying what I have learned with a down to earth common sense style. I firmly believe in the power of hope. I am open to working with all people. I specialize in evaluation and treatment of ADHD, Autism, Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, relationship issues, social issues, family therapy, parenting, grief and loss, as well as other common developmental concerns across the lifespan.
I am focused on providing you with the best care possible. I am a doctoral level clinician and I enjoy applying what I have learned with a down to earth common sense style. I firmly believe in the power of hope. I am open to working with all people. I specialize in evaluation and treatment of ADHD, Autism, Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, relationship issues, social issues, family therapy, parenting, grief and loss, as well as other common developmental concerns across the lifespan.
(540) 251-0675 View (540) 251-0675
Photo of Jennifer G. Oginz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roanoke City County, VA
Jennifer G. Oginz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24015
I’ve worked 30+ years as a therapist and am very lucky to have found my passion. My love has been nonprofit community mental health, and I have dedicated many years of service to nonprofits. I have worked extensively with clients of all ages and stages in life, facilitated recovery groups and provided family/couples therapy. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly practice. It is a privilege to be invited into someone's life story. I have gained a great many things from the clients that I have served. I can only hope, I've helped them along their pathway in life.
I’ve worked 30+ years as a therapist and am very lucky to have found my passion. My love has been nonprofit community mental health, and I have dedicated many years of service to nonprofits. I have worked extensively with clients of all ages and stages in life, facilitated recovery groups and provided family/couples therapy. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly practice. It is a privilege to be invited into someone's life story. I have gained a great many things from the clients that I have served. I can only hope, I've helped them along their pathway in life.
(540) 712-6173 View (540) 712-6173
Photo of Tyler Daly, Pre-Licensed Professional in Roanoke City County, VA
Tyler Daly
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24012  (Online Only)
We may encounter difficulties in life beyond our understanding and beyond our ability to manage that induce stress, anxiety and depression. We may have reached a puzzling crossroads, we may be in conflict with ourselves and others or we may want more harmony and direction in our lives. We may have been deeply wounded or traumatized in childhood. Sometimes all we know is we feel anxious, depressed, or something feels off. Therapy offers powerful approaches to these issues and symptom relief. Who wouldn't want more peace and understanding in their life. I am here to help facilitate that and bring more understanding.
We may encounter difficulties in life beyond our understanding and beyond our ability to manage that induce stress, anxiety and depression. We may have reached a puzzling crossroads, we may be in conflict with ourselves and others or we may want more harmony and direction in our lives. We may have been deeply wounded or traumatized in childhood. Sometimes all we know is we feel anxious, depressed, or something feels off. Therapy offers powerful approaches to these issues and symptom relief. Who wouldn't want more peace and understanding in their life. I am here to help facilitate that and bring more understanding.
(803) 877-6877 View (803) 877-6877
Photo of Tom O'Neill Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roanoke City County, VA
Tom O'Neill Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Roanoke, VA 24016  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
“Taking refuge” is a phrase in Buddhism that invites a world-weary self to find relief. From the confusion of life’s dramas and the pull to get swept up in them. Taking refuge requires building trustworthiness through a softening that happens over time in relationship. That is one reason psychotherapy is effective: The trustworthiness built by therapist and client allows for a depth of self to be known and expressed. Such encounters in turn build trustworthiness within oneself, for as our capacities enlarge, we enlarge. In finding solace within, we learn to live less fearfully, participate in relationship with authority and ease.
“Taking refuge” is a phrase in Buddhism that invites a world-weary self to find relief. From the confusion of life’s dramas and the pull to get swept up in them. Taking refuge requires building trustworthiness through a softening that happens over time in relationship. That is one reason psychotherapy is effective: The trustworthiness built by therapist and client allows for a depth of self to be known and expressed. Such encounters in turn build trustworthiness within oneself, for as our capacities enlarge, we enlarge. In finding solace within, we learn to live less fearfully, participate in relationship with authority and ease.
(540) 253-1763 View (540) 253-1763
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24011
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
(540) 779-5092 View (540) 779-5092
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Muriel Vinson
MA, AMFT, QMHP
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24016
We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us we are not good enough, we are the problem, or we're not doing enough. This leads many feeling anxious, defeated, worthless and burnt out. I'm here to remind and show you that you are worthy of care, you are worthy of feeling seen and heard, and you are worthy of feeling understood. During therapy, I facilitate a deeper understanding of self, allowing you to identify behavioral and decision-making patterns that contribute to dis-ease and dis-function in your life. You can't hit a target you don't have. Let's identify opportunities for positive change for wellbeing and freedom.
We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us we are not good enough, we are the problem, or we're not doing enough. This leads many feeling anxious, defeated, worthless and burnt out. I'm here to remind and show you that you are worthy of care, you are worthy of feeling seen and heard, and you are worthy of feeling understood. During therapy, I facilitate a deeper understanding of self, allowing you to identify behavioral and decision-making patterns that contribute to dis-ease and dis-function in your life. You can't hit a target you don't have. Let's identify opportunities for positive change for wellbeing and freedom.
(540) 502-3950 View (540) 502-3950
Photo of Dana Deivert, Licensed Professional Counselor in Roanoke City County, VA
Dana Deivert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAEd, NCC
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24016  (Online Only)
Life is full of transitions and adjustments. Often, there are many aspects of life outside of our control, which can feel incredibly difficult to manage. We cannot control all of the things that happen to us, but we can begin our journey in processing and moving through it. Trust can take time to establish. Let’s build a place of safety to allow healing to begin. My practice is to walk alongside you from a stance of non-judgement and acceptance. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, and attachment related issues. I also have experience working with military personnel.
Life is full of transitions and adjustments. Often, there are many aspects of life outside of our control, which can feel incredibly difficult to manage. We cannot control all of the things that happen to us, but we can begin our journey in processing and moving through it. Trust can take time to establish. Let’s build a place of safety to allow healing to begin. My practice is to walk alongside you from a stance of non-judgement and acceptance. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, and attachment related issues. I also have experience working with military personnel.
(540) 274-2626 View (540) 274-2626

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Number of Therapists in Roanoke City County, VA

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Roanoke City County, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Anthem | Elevance
70% Aetna
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Roanoke City County, VA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Roanoke City County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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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.