Therapists in Shenandoah, VA

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Sarah McClelland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shenandoah, VA 22849
Have your negative thoughts taken over? Have you been feeling sad or stressed while trying to keep it all together? Struggling with motivation? Are your relationships distant or full of conflict? Have you been feeling disconnected from those around you? Wanting to talk with someone but not knowing with whom, or how? Asking for help can be hard! Seeking therapy requires a great deal of strength and commitment and you have taken a great first step.
Have your negative thoughts taken over? Have you been feeling sad or stressed while trying to keep it all together? Struggling with motivation? Are your relationships distant or full of conflict? Have you been feeling disconnected from those around you? Wanting to talk with someone but not knowing with whom, or how? Asking for help can be hard! Seeking therapy requires a great deal of strength and commitment and you have taken a great first step.
(540) 501-6595 View (540) 501-6595
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EAS Winchester, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Shenandoah, VA 22849
Children, At-Risk-youth, criminally involved juveniles and adults, children and adults with a history of trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect), depression, anxiety.
Children, At-Risk-youth, criminally involved juveniles and adults, children and adults with a history of trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect), depression, anxiety.
(540) 390-1471 View (540) 390-1471
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Anna Marguerite Karola
PhD
Shenandoah, VA 22849
I have extensive experience working with individuals in transition and working with clients who are seeking their own personal growth. Having lived and worked overseas, I am familiar with diversity, multicultural and multi-socioeconomic backgrounds. I travel with you, acting as a Transition Coach/ Guide as you explore your inner worlds clarifying your purpose, and shaping to your life's goals. I am also a spiritual coach providing guidance and support for those who are graduating from this life and who need help with this transition. All life is transition and transition is where we create growth.
I have extensive experience working with individuals in transition and working with clients who are seeking their own personal growth. Having lived and worked overseas, I am familiar with diversity, multicultural and multi-socioeconomic backgrounds. I travel with you, acting as a Transition Coach/ Guide as you explore your inner worlds clarifying your purpose, and shaping to your life's goals. I am also a spiritual coach providing guidance and support for those who are graduating from this life and who need help with this transition. All life is transition and transition is where we create growth.
(540) 307-1175 View (540) 307-1175

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Jeff Lown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified
Elkton, VA 22827
Not accepting new clients
There is never a wrong time to start therapy, nor is there a right one. We won’t worry about right or wrong, but instead we’ll accept where you are - as we work together to discover where you want to go and how to get there. I spend a lot of my free time hiking, seeking out new and interesting terrain. The growth you will hopefully experience during our work together may be much like a challenging hike, with some gentle slopes and triumphant summits, but also with trips, stumbles, and strenuous climbs. I cannot climb your mountains for you, but I will climb them with you and help to show you the way forward.
There is never a wrong time to start therapy, nor is there a right one. We won’t worry about right or wrong, but instead we’ll accept where you are - as we work together to discover where you want to go and how to get there. I spend a lot of my free time hiking, seeking out new and interesting terrain. The growth you will hopefully experience during our work together may be much like a challenging hike, with some gentle slopes and triumphant summits, but also with trips, stumbles, and strenuous climbs. I cannot climb your mountains for you, but I will climb them with you and help to show you the way forward.
(540) 534-4438 View (540) 534-4438
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Julie Crouse
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHP-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkton, VA 22827
I am currently accepting new clients! I am a resident in counseling in Harrisonburg, VA. I hope to walk alongside you through the highs and lows of your journey, providing empathy and understanding to your unique experiences. I am mental health advocate for all ages and groups of people, empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges with compassion and resilience.
I am currently accepting new clients! I am a resident in counseling in Harrisonburg, VA. I hope to walk alongside you through the highs and lows of your journey, providing empathy and understanding to your unique experiences. I am mental health advocate for all ages and groups of people, empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges with compassion and resilience.
(540) 401-8723 View (540) 401-8723

Online Therapists

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Jay Farris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS, NCC
Verified
Warrenton, VA 20187
Following 26 years of military service Jay Farris works with individuals and couples. Jay has a tremendous amount of experience in leadership, arbitration and mediation, mentoring, team building, crisis management, marriage and family therapy, as well as CBT. God has uniquely prepared Jay through his extensive life, work, ministry and educational experiences to provide support and guidance to those working toward reconciliation, healing, and the development of life skills that free them to experience and share the hope, love, joy, peace and purpose that God intends for them.
Following 26 years of military service Jay Farris works with individuals and couples. Jay has a tremendous amount of experience in leadership, arbitration and mediation, mentoring, team building, crisis management, marriage and family therapy, as well as CBT. God has uniquely prepared Jay through his extensive life, work, ministry and educational experiences to provide support and guidance to those working toward reconciliation, healing, and the development of life skills that free them to experience and share the hope, love, joy, peace and purpose that God intends for them.
(540) 905-8894 View (540) 905-8894
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Strength & Ease Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Our team at Strength & Ease Psychotherapy offers couple and individual therapy for folks living in Virginia and DC. Clients may have unresolved relationship conflicts, needing reconnection and healing or support with feelings like anxiety, sadness, or resentment. They may also be seeking help with infertility, birth loss or trauma, postpartum depression or anxiety, parenting issues, grief, or complicated childhood experiences that impact their current relationship. We work together to close the gaps of disconnection and bring you closer, repairing the ruptures you have with less pain and more vulnerability and safety.
Our team at Strength & Ease Psychotherapy offers couple and individual therapy for folks living in Virginia and DC. Clients may have unresolved relationship conflicts, needing reconnection and healing or support with feelings like anxiety, sadness, or resentment. They may also be seeking help with infertility, birth loss or trauma, postpartum depression or anxiety, parenting issues, grief, or complicated childhood experiences that impact their current relationship. We work together to close the gaps of disconnection and bring you closer, repairing the ruptures you have with less pain and more vulnerability and safety.
(434) 262-4015 View (434) 262-4015
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Marie P Norton
Resident in Counseling, MEd, LPC Res, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23221
Waitlist for new clients
Stuck? Frustrated or overwhelmed? You want to do better at work or school. Maybe relationships are strained. You know you’d like something to change. Everyone else seems to have their life together. Come as you are to counseling. There is nothing you have to do, or be, in order to feel better. Together, we’ll discover what would be a rich and meaningful life for you, and how to get there. I work frequently with clients wanting to discover whole mind and body connection. During our initial consultation we'll discover if I'm the best fit for your needs, and if not, help you find the right one. Let's chat.
Stuck? Frustrated or overwhelmed? You want to do better at work or school. Maybe relationships are strained. You know you’d like something to change. Everyone else seems to have their life together. Come as you are to counseling. There is nothing you have to do, or be, in order to feel better. Together, we’ll discover what would be a rich and meaningful life for you, and how to get there. I work frequently with clients wanting to discover whole mind and body connection. During our initial consultation we'll discover if I'm the best fit for your needs, and if not, help you find the right one. Let's chat.
(804) 259-0591 View (804) 259-0591
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BraveWithin Counseling Anxiety Depression Trauma
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks, or even the act of overthinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety, or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray themselves through our emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks, or even the act of overthinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety, or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray themselves through our emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
(844) 502-7283 View (844) 502-7283
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April Dunkum Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Midlothian, VA 23114
April Dunkum Fox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 27 years of experience in the mental health field. April sees children, adolescents, and adults for individual therapy and also provides family therapy. She works with clients who have experienced trauma and who struggle with anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger, family conflict, and issues related to adoption. April has a passion for helping people heal, seeing families grow together, and seeing relationships improve.
April Dunkum Fox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 27 years of experience in the mental health field. April sees children, adolescents, and adults for individual therapy and also provides family therapy. She works with clients who have experienced trauma and who struggle with anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger, family conflict, and issues related to adoption. April has a passion for helping people heal, seeing families grow together, and seeing relationships improve.
(804) 408-4932 View (804) 408-4932
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Stephanie Gagnon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Richmond, VA 23223
My name is Stephanie Gagnon, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. For the past 30 years I have worked primarily in an outpatient setting working with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. When a person is experiencing severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My goal and passion are to bring healing and happiness into their lives. My approach in counseling is an Integrative one, meaning I tailor the therapeutic process to best fit the needs of the person.
My name is Stephanie Gagnon, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. For the past 30 years I have worked primarily in an outpatient setting working with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions. When a person is experiencing severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My goal and passion are to bring healing and happiness into their lives. My approach in counseling is an Integrative one, meaning I tailor the therapeutic process to best fit the needs of the person.
(757) 210-9668 View (757) 210-9668
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Dr. Carey Incledon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
I consider it a privilege to do the work I do—in fact, helping others heal, grow, and thrive every day brings great meaning to my life. I know from personal experience how life can sometimes feel unbearable. I also know from personal experience what it is like to work closely with a gifted psychologist to create a new perspective and a new life that are even better than before. I am passionate about providing the highest-quality mental health services to each of my clients and would love the opportunity to support you through this time.
I consider it a privilege to do the work I do—in fact, helping others heal, grow, and thrive every day brings great meaning to my life. I know from personal experience how life can sometimes feel unbearable. I also know from personal experience what it is like to work closely with a gifted psychologist to create a new perspective and a new life that are even better than before. I am passionate about providing the highest-quality mental health services to each of my clients and would love the opportunity to support you through this time.
(703) 546-9786 View (703) 546-9786
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Jan Beauregard
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CSAC, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
If you are having difficulties coping with stress related to unresolved anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse or other process addictions (eating disorders, compulsive sexuality, repetitive patterns of dysfunction in relationships, gambling, workaholism) you may wish to work with a specialist at IPI who is Certified to treat these conditions. The clinical director will speak to you personally about the goals you have for therapy and match you to the clinician who best meets your needs.
If you are having difficulties coping with stress related to unresolved anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse or other process addictions (eating disorders, compulsive sexuality, repetitive patterns of dysfunction in relationships, gambling, workaholism) you may wish to work with a specialist at IPI who is Certified to treat these conditions. The clinical director will speak to you personally about the goals you have for therapy and match you to the clinician who best meets your needs.
(703) 349-4558 x1 View (703) 349-4558 x1
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Dynamic Journey Therapeutic Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sandston, VA 23150
We strive to provide adequate culturally informed mental health treatment. Utilizing a person-centered strengths based approach, our goal is to help clients and family’s preserve their dignity and self-worth on their healing journey.
We strive to provide adequate culturally informed mental health treatment. Utilizing a person-centered strengths based approach, our goal is to help clients and family’s preserve their dignity and self-worth on their healing journey.
(804) 348-1005 View (804) 348-1005
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Lisa Rachelle Lilenfeld
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reston, VA 20190  (Online Only)
I have 30 years of clinical, research and teaching experience, with particular expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders. As a Clinical Psychology Professor in a doctoral training program, I have extensive experience conducting psychotherapy, teaching and training others in cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as publishing and presenting research internationally. Professional memberships include serving as an elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and a member of the Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies.
I have 30 years of clinical, research and teaching experience, with particular expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders. As a Clinical Psychology Professor in a doctoral training program, I have extensive experience conducting psychotherapy, teaching and training others in cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as publishing and presenting research internationally. Professional memberships include serving as an elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and a member of the Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies.
(703) 791-9922 View (703) 791-9922
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DeVon Byrd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Richmond, VA 23230  (Online Only)
DeVon Byrd is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Virginia and Mississippi with over 16 years experience in the mental health field working with adults and providing compassionate care for a variety of psychological issues. He is a strong proponent of developing therapeutic relationships to facilitate change. Depression, anxiety, trauma and psychosis are areas of experience. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from William Carey University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from William Carey University.
DeVon Byrd is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Virginia and Mississippi with over 16 years experience in the mental health field working with adults and providing compassionate care for a variety of psychological issues. He is a strong proponent of developing therapeutic relationships to facilitate change. Depression, anxiety, trauma and psychosis are areas of experience. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from William Carey University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from William Carey University.
(804) 538-4067 View (804) 538-4067
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Joardan Thornton
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified
Alexandria, VA 22314  (Online Only)
I am a Supervisee in Social Work, practicing under Tierra Hereford, LCSW. I believe in creating a calm and inviting space to help navigate you through your process of healing. My goal is to build rapport through compassion, empathy, and care throughout this therapeutic process. Therapy is a collaborative effort; with the tools I provide, we can facilitate a space that not only encourages growth but also motivates you for long-term change. Some issues that I work primarily with are concerns around sex and couples.
I am a Supervisee in Social Work, practicing under Tierra Hereford, LCSW. I believe in creating a calm and inviting space to help navigate you through your process of healing. My goal is to build rapport through compassion, empathy, and care throughout this therapeutic process. Therapy is a collaborative effort; with the tools I provide, we can facilitate a space that not only encourages growth but also motivates you for long-term change. Some issues that I work primarily with are concerns around sex and couples.
(757) 210-7262 View (757) 210-7262
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Angel Bartlett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CPLC, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22191
I am extremely passionate about helping women, adolescents and couples forgive and let go of past hurts, failures, trauma, and self-defeating behaviors. I have a passion for helping women heal and deal with some of the toughest realities of life. While my innermost passion is women, I am fully equipped to offer solution-based therapy to individuals from all walks of life. I believe we must normalize mental health and learn to work through trauma, stress, anxiety, unforgiveness, peer pressure, divorce, co-parenting, anger, self-esteem, identity, and any other struggles that we cannot face on our own.
I am extremely passionate about helping women, adolescents and couples forgive and let go of past hurts, failures, trauma, and self-defeating behaviors. I have a passion for helping women heal and deal with some of the toughest realities of life. While my innermost passion is women, I am fully equipped to offer solution-based therapy to individuals from all walks of life. I believe we must normalize mental health and learn to work through trauma, stress, anxiety, unforgiveness, peer pressure, divorce, co-parenting, anger, self-esteem, identity, and any other struggles that we cannot face on our own.
(757) 260-5719 View (757) 260-5719
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Blair Marini Bowman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23220
Eating challenges, whether yours or your loved ones, can feel lonely, confusing, and shameful. And yet, for many, they can also feel stabilizing, safe, and familiar. The relationships we keep with our food and body can be incredibly complex and influenced by a multitude of factors. After years of experience working with eating disorders at all levels of care, I understand those complexities and the sensitive nature of this type of work. I offer a safe space for those who may be experiencing the harmful impacts of an impaired relationship with food and body, but may feel uncertain or fearful of what healing might look like.
Eating challenges, whether yours or your loved ones, can feel lonely, confusing, and shameful. And yet, for many, they can also feel stabilizing, safe, and familiar. The relationships we keep with our food and body can be incredibly complex and influenced by a multitude of factors. After years of experience working with eating disorders at all levels of care, I understand those complexities and the sensitive nature of this type of work. I offer a safe space for those who may be experiencing the harmful impacts of an impaired relationship with food and body, but may feel uncertain or fearful of what healing might look like.
(804) 805-4578 View (804) 805-4578
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Jeany Lally
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Lynchburg, VA 24504  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Jeany Lally and I am an LPC in VA and NJ. I would be honored to partner with you in counseling. I have much experience walking with women through life stressors, family dynamics, anxiety, relationship distress, career and college challenges. In addition helping women heal from traumatic experiences, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking, as well as other adverse experiences and symptoms. I believe in a holistic approach for us all to heal. We are biological, psychological, social, and spiritual people. In counseling we can address these areas and what may be needed in each area.
Welcome! My name is Jeany Lally and I am an LPC in VA and NJ. I would be honored to partner with you in counseling. I have much experience walking with women through life stressors, family dynamics, anxiety, relationship distress, career and college challenges. In addition helping women heal from traumatic experiences, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking, as well as other adverse experiences and symptoms. I believe in a holistic approach for us all to heal. We are biological, psychological, social, and spiritual people. In counseling we can address these areas and what may be needed in each area.
(434) 608-9510 View (434) 608-9510

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Number of Therapists in Shenandoah, VA

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Therapists in Shenandoah, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Family Conflict
100% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Humana

How Therapists in Shenandoah, VA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shenandoah?

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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.