Therapists in Salem County, VA

Photo of Shelby D Kasey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Salem County, VA
Shelby D Kasey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, VA 24153  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 15 years of experience, in the field of Social Work. I've been in private practice as a licensed professional since 2015. I have experience working with children and families with a range of mental health disorders. Throughout my career I have had experience with facilitating substance abuse groups with adolescents and adults as well as administering individual assessments and SASSI-A2.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 15 years of experience, in the field of Social Work. I've been in private practice as a licensed professional since 2015. I have experience working with children and families with a range of mental health disorders. Throughout my career I have had experience with facilitating substance abuse groups with adolescents and adults as well as administering individual assessments and SASSI-A2.
(540) 692-1729 View (540) 692-1729
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Kelly Cummings-Karkenny
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Salem, VA 24153  (Online Only)
During my eight years of working in mental health counseling, I have worked with underserved populations to gain experience in providing direct counseling, outreach, referral, and follow-up care coordination to eligible individuals. I possess the knowledge and experience to independently employ therapeutic modalities based upon individual needs and preference. I am passionate about trauma work, as well as treating depression and anxiety. I believe counseling is most effective when there is an identified goal, and it is my role to guide clients in developing the skills to be successful.
During my eight years of working in mental health counseling, I have worked with underserved populations to gain experience in providing direct counseling, outreach, referral, and follow-up care coordination to eligible individuals. I possess the knowledge and experience to independently employ therapeutic modalities based upon individual needs and preference. I am passionate about trauma work, as well as treating depression and anxiety. I believe counseling is most effective when there is an identified goal, and it is my role to guide clients in developing the skills to be successful.
(540) 924-3123 View (540) 924-3123
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Wesley Brusseau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Salem, VA 24153
Not accepting new clients
I am a warm, compassionate, and trustworthy therapist who helps clients with challenges related to life transitions. I most enjoy working with clients who are motivated to make changes and committed to feeling better. And because mental and emotional well-being is only one piece of overall healthy living, my approach to working with clients focuses on the whole self, including the mind-body connection. My goal is to help you uncover and work with the root cause of what you’re experiencing to help you achieve personal transformation and reach your full potential.
I am a warm, compassionate, and trustworthy therapist who helps clients with challenges related to life transitions. I most enjoy working with clients who are motivated to make changes and committed to feeling better. And because mental and emotional well-being is only one piece of overall healthy living, my approach to working with clients focuses on the whole self, including the mind-body connection. My goal is to help you uncover and work with the root cause of what you’re experiencing to help you achieve personal transformation and reach your full potential.
(540) 202-2171 View (540) 202-2171
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Scott Chattin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Salem, VA 24153
I want to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you! I am here to support you in making meaningful changes and addressing areas of personal growth and development. We will work together on a plan that will work for your individual needs so you can live a happier life and get back to living well. I am an LPC and have 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I specialize in the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, men's issues, substance use, bipolar disorders, self-harm, trauma, and grief. I have worked with clients of all ages and a wide variety of treatment needs, including clients in crisis.
I want to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you! I am here to support you in making meaningful changes and addressing areas of personal growth and development. We will work together on a plan that will work for your individual needs so you can live a happier life and get back to living well. I am an LPC and have 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I specialize in the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, men's issues, substance use, bipolar disorders, self-harm, trauma, and grief. I have worked with clients of all ages and a wide variety of treatment needs, including clients in crisis.
(540) 565-5441 View (540) 565-5441
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Roxana Navab-Boushehri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, VA 24153
From a stay-at-home parent to a business executive ... welcome! I'm here to provide you with the opportunity to look inside, grow aware of your hidden emotions & unfulfilled needs, & resolve persistent issues interfering with your life intentions/goals. I'm here to guide you to examine what's working/not working in your approach to problems & develop an effective plan of action. I'm here to enable you to set your own pace as you target the areas of need in your life in order to strengthen your tolerance & acceptance of yourself & your significant others. Call me!
From a stay-at-home parent to a business executive ... welcome! I'm here to provide you with the opportunity to look inside, grow aware of your hidden emotions & unfulfilled needs, & resolve persistent issues interfering with your life intentions/goals. I'm here to guide you to examine what's working/not working in your approach to problems & develop an effective plan of action. I'm here to enable you to set your own pace as you target the areas of need in your life in order to strengthen your tolerance & acceptance of yourself & your significant others. Call me!
(540) 375-2755 View (540) 375-2755
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Amanda Saoit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, EDMR, CBT, Trauma
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, VA 24153  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Amanda and I'm grateful for your courage to take this step. I’ve spent over a decade helping adults, teens, and families overcome many different challenges, including PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and major life transitions. I also offer therapeutic support to those who want to grow their family through adoption. I use CBT, mindfulness, substance use recovery methods, strengths-based approach and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). EMDR has been scientifically proven as an effective form of treatment for PTSD, depression/anxiety and distressing events.
Hi there! My name is Amanda and I'm grateful for your courage to take this step. I’ve spent over a decade helping adults, teens, and families overcome many different challenges, including PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and major life transitions. I also offer therapeutic support to those who want to grow their family through adoption. I use CBT, mindfulness, substance use recovery methods, strengths-based approach and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). EMDR has been scientifically proven as an effective form of treatment for PTSD, depression/anxiety and distressing events.
(469) 747-0398 View (469) 747-0398
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Maureen Meagher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Salem, VA 24153  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients. I work with individual adults whose goals are to enhance the quality of their lives through counseling. I provide only telehealth counseling, which consists of both audio and visual communication in real time via either a client's computer or smart phone. Telehealth counseling provides access for people who are limited on time or do not want to travel to obtain counseling.
I am currently accepting new clients. I work with individual adults whose goals are to enhance the quality of their lives through counseling. I provide only telehealth counseling, which consists of both audio and visual communication in real time via either a client's computer or smart phone. Telehealth counseling provides access for people who are limited on time or do not want to travel to obtain counseling.
(540) 507-2517 View (540) 507-2517
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Shannon Blair
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, VA 24153  (Online Only)
In Aesop’s fable, The Oak and The Reeds, the oak tree brags to the reeds that he is mighty and strong and can endure much more than the reeds ever could. At the end of the fable, the massive oak tree has fallen over in a hurricane while the little reeds were able to stand up, as they were able to bend in the storm and not break as the oak tree did. Therapy can teach us how to manage life’s storms so we survive just as the little reeds did. Life is full of challenges and we all experience mental health concerns for many reasons, including grief, illness, and even just the challenges of living in today's complicated world.
In Aesop’s fable, The Oak and The Reeds, the oak tree brags to the reeds that he is mighty and strong and can endure much more than the reeds ever could. At the end of the fable, the massive oak tree has fallen over in a hurricane while the little reeds were able to stand up, as they were able to bend in the storm and not break as the oak tree did. Therapy can teach us how to manage life’s storms so we survive just as the little reeds did. Life is full of challenges and we all experience mental health concerns for many reasons, including grief, illness, and even just the challenges of living in today's complicated world.
(540) 792-4963 View (540) 792-4963
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ABT Counseling Roanoke and Salem Offices
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Salem, VA 24153
We are an outpatient mental health practice in Roanoke, Salem, Blacksburg, Daleville, and Floyd, Virginia, dedicated to helping patients overcome emotional problems using counseling techniques that promote more rapid recovery than traditional non-directive therapy. Everyone goes through challenging situations, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when needed. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
We are an outpatient mental health practice in Roanoke, Salem, Blacksburg, Daleville, and Floyd, Virginia, dedicated to helping patients overcome emotional problems using counseling techniques that promote more rapid recovery than traditional non-directive therapy. Everyone goes through challenging situations, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when needed. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
(540) 375-7307 View (540) 375-7307
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Byron S. Branham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, CCTP, NPT-C
Verified
Salem, VA 24153
Member: Veterans Administration Community Care Network. I strive to create a safe and supportive experience in our work together as you move toward wholeness, stability, and peace. I use a number of proven strategies that are tailored to your needs to help you achieve your goals. Some of the techniques I use are EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique, to name a few.
Member: Veterans Administration Community Care Network. I strive to create a safe and supportive experience in our work together as you move toward wholeness, stability, and peace. I use a number of proven strategies that are tailored to your needs to help you achieve your goals. Some of the techniques I use are EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique, to name a few.
(540) 947-1814 View (540) 947-1814
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Heather H Massey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Salem, VA 24153
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
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Poarch G Sledd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Salem, VA 24153  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. Counseling for relationships, marital, heterosexual, LGBT, anger issues, grief, depression, anxiety, sexual therapy, work, ADD, and general feelings of confusion and unhappiness. I work with individuals & couples. With regard to my work with married couples, it's of particular importance to me to assess whether the couple, or one of the members, is seeking to stabilize the marriage (avoid divorce) or seeking to stabilize and enrich/create a dynamic marriage where you are each other's best friend. My hours are Tuesdays - Thursdays 9am to 12:45 pm. Virtual therapy only.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Counseling for relationships, marital, heterosexual, LGBT, anger issues, grief, depression, anxiety, sexual therapy, work, ADD, and general feelings of confusion and unhappiness. I work with individuals & couples. With regard to my work with married couples, it's of particular importance to me to assess whether the couple, or one of the members, is seeking to stabilize the marriage (avoid divorce) or seeking to stabilize and enrich/create a dynamic marriage where you are each other's best friend. My hours are Tuesdays - Thursdays 9am to 12:45 pm. Virtual therapy only.
(540) 315-4174 View (540) 315-4174
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Carol Stockton LPC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Verified
Salem, VA 24153
Waitlist for new clients
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(540) 707-0731 View (540) 707-0731
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Christie McIntosh-Svirsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, VA 24153
Christie McIntosh-Svirsky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals, with a variety of clinical experience in community mental health and private practice settings. Christie approaches counseling from a person-centered & strength-based perspective, believing that everyone is unique and has core strengths which can be harnessed to assist them in dealing with life's challenges. Christie will work with you to develop a personalized course of treatment uniquely tailored to your needs, preferences and personality, and where you set the pace.
Christie McIntosh-Svirsky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals, with a variety of clinical experience in community mental health and private practice settings. Christie approaches counseling from a person-centered & strength-based perspective, believing that everyone is unique and has core strengths which can be harnessed to assist them in dealing with life's challenges. Christie will work with you to develop a personalized course of treatment uniquely tailored to your needs, preferences and personality, and where you set the pace.
(540) 491-0251 View (540) 491-0251
Photo of Jackie Wilkerson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem County, VA
Jackie Wilkerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Salem, VA 24153
I have enjoyed many years of getting to know and caring for teenagers and adults as both a Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. I began my career as a high school psychology teacher and discovered that I loved the students even more than teaching my subject! Since then, many unique challenges – relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and just plain life stress – have come through my office door. I have also studied with the FBI and Secret Service on prevention of domestic/school violence and stalking issues. This varied experience helps me work toward my client’s desired results.
I have enjoyed many years of getting to know and caring for teenagers and adults as both a Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. I began my career as a high school psychology teacher and discovered that I loved the students even more than teaching my subject! Since then, many unique challenges – relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and just plain life stress – have come through my office door. I have also studied with the FBI and Secret Service on prevention of domestic/school violence and stalking issues. This varied experience helps me work toward my client’s desired results.
(540) 318-0200 View (540) 318-0200
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Angela N Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, VA 24153
My private practice serves individuals from toddlers to adults. I specialize in Trauma & Attachment; provide services for issues such as: neglect, physical/sexual abuse, trauma, emotional, behavior and mood disorders. Also work with those experiencing school, home & child care problems. Adult specialties: individual, couples & family counseling; divorce, anger management, DV, substance abuse, and trauma solution. I have extensive experience working with those who are trying to cope within the Child Welfare system. I will work with the court system, provide expert testimony, attend IEPs and/or FPM's if needed at additional rates.
My private practice serves individuals from toddlers to adults. I specialize in Trauma & Attachment; provide services for issues such as: neglect, physical/sexual abuse, trauma, emotional, behavior and mood disorders. Also work with those experiencing school, home & child care problems. Adult specialties: individual, couples & family counseling; divorce, anger management, DV, substance abuse, and trauma solution. I have extensive experience working with those who are trying to cope within the Child Welfare system. I will work with the court system, provide expert testimony, attend IEPs and/or FPM's if needed at additional rates.
(540) 657-3153 View (540) 657-3153
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Andrea Miller
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, VA 24153
I am a psychologist who helps adults identify and better understand symptoms or concerns and I teach skills for making adjustments in different areas of life. I work with issues such as depression, anxiety, parent coaching, stress management, emotional regulation skills, major life transitions, peripartum/post-partum anxiety and depression, grief, career counseling, and job burnout. I believe anyone can learn about themselves, gain additional coping strategies and skills, and experience growth through counseling. I conduct bariatric, career, personality, and diagnostic assessments. I have PSYPACT and Florida Telehealth licenses.
I am a psychologist who helps adults identify and better understand symptoms or concerns and I teach skills for making adjustments in different areas of life. I work with issues such as depression, anxiety, parent coaching, stress management, emotional regulation skills, major life transitions, peripartum/post-partum anxiety and depression, grief, career counseling, and job burnout. I believe anyone can learn about themselves, gain additional coping strategies and skills, and experience growth through counseling. I conduct bariatric, career, personality, and diagnostic assessments. I have PSYPACT and Florida Telehealth licenses.
(540) 689-0229 View (540) 689-0229
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Karen Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Salem, VA 24153
When you experience trauma or stressful life situation, it is not uncommon for your life to feel out of control. I have a passion to help others who have experienced a traumatic event or a stressful life situation. It is my goal to help others to find healthy perceptions of themselves, and to strengthen interpersonal relationships. If you're looking for extra support and guidance to help you know yourself better or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
When you experience trauma or stressful life situation, it is not uncommon for your life to feel out of control. I have a passion to help others who have experienced a traumatic event or a stressful life situation. It is my goal to help others to find healthy perceptions of themselves, and to strengthen interpersonal relationships. If you're looking for extra support and guidance to help you know yourself better or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(540) 277-9982 View (540) 277-9982
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Gabriel Villarreal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Salem, VA 24153
Is your child's ADHD getting in the way of how amazing and smart you know they really are? It is frustrating knowing their potential but watching them struggle to focus, follow directions, sit still or listen in school or at home. Most parents fear how their child will get through the week, or school year, but all parents are terrified how their child will get through life without struggling so hard. Throughout counseling we will move you and your child away from the "deficit" label; the only "disorders" are the stigmas placed on those diagnosed.
Is your child's ADHD getting in the way of how amazing and smart you know they really are? It is frustrating knowing their potential but watching them struggle to focus, follow directions, sit still or listen in school or at home. Most parents fear how their child will get through the week, or school year, but all parents are terrified how their child will get through life without struggling so hard. Throughout counseling we will move you and your child away from the "deficit" label; the only "disorders" are the stigmas placed on those diagnosed.
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Louis Anthony Perrott
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Salem, VA 24153
By training, I am a licensed clinical psychologist, also trained in psychodrama, who is eclectic in theory and is not limited to using any one set of therapy techniques. I specialize in helping people create & learn to use effective solutions for solving their problems-in-living. To do this, we first assess life goals, troublesome situations & relationships. Then, we work together to design & implement strategies & tactics for change. After working with me to set & review realistic goals, my client's role is to understand & put into practice the agreed-upon approaches. We monitor progress and change the tactics, as-needed, until goals have been achieved.
By training, I am a licensed clinical psychologist, also trained in psychodrama, who is eclectic in theory and is not limited to using any one set of therapy techniques. I specialize in helping people create & learn to use effective solutions for solving their problems-in-living. To do this, we first assess life goals, troublesome situations & relationships. Then, we work together to design & implement strategies & tactics for change. After working with me to set & review realistic goals, my client's role is to understand & put into practice the agreed-upon approaches. We monitor progress and change the tactics, as-needed, until goals have been achieved.
(540) 431-4748 View (540) 431-4748

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Number of Therapists in Salem County, VA

50+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Salem County, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
84% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Anthem | Elevance
65% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Salem County, VA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Salem 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.