Therapists in Shenandoah County, VA

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Photo of Donna Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shenandoah County, VA
Donna Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strasburg, VA 22657
Are you ready to make changes in your life? Day to day life can be stressful and downright overwhelming. Add in past trauma and childhood wounds and you may feel you will never get better. I believe the best healing happens when we develop healthy relationships with ourselves and others. I offer a safe place and my compassionate presence so you can tell your story and learn to thrive. Making the first or next step in your healing takes courage and I would be honored to be part of your journey. You'll have the opportunity to explore connections with nature, horses and yourself while learning a variety of regulation skills.
Are you ready to make changes in your life? Day to day life can be stressful and downright overwhelming. Add in past trauma and childhood wounds and you may feel you will never get better. I believe the best healing happens when we develop healthy relationships with ourselves and others. I offer a safe place and my compassionate presence so you can tell your story and learn to thrive. Making the first or next step in your healing takes courage and I would be honored to be part of your journey. You'll have the opportunity to explore connections with nature, horses and yourself while learning a variety of regulation skills.
(540) 554-6792 View (540) 554-6792
Photo of Holly P. Markley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Holly P. Markley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, VA 22664  (Online Only)
Accepting telehealth clients in Virginia. It can be difficult at times to ask for help. I'm glad you have taken the first step. My approach is empathetic, supportive, direct, accepting, trauma-focused, and strength-based with a good dose of humor when appropriate.
Accepting telehealth clients in Virginia. It can be difficult at times to ask for help. I'm glad you have taken the first step. My approach is empathetic, supportive, direct, accepting, trauma-focused, and strength-based with a good dose of humor when appropriate.
(540) 506-3399 View (540) 506-3399
Photo of Dr. Amy Butler Mitchell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shenandoah County, VA
Dr. Amy Butler Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodstock, VA 22664  (Online Only)
People can experience much pain in the navigation of their personal relationships. Turmoil in relating to others can cause stress & anxiety as we humans were created for healthy connection to others. Finding out who we are as individuals & strengthening our personal identity sets the stage for healthy family, friend, & romantic relationships. I assist my clients in identifying unhealthy patterns in their relational habits. Boundaries are difficult to set & keep, & I teach clients the skills needed to increase healthy relating to others which can help to reduce stress & increase joy in life.
People can experience much pain in the navigation of their personal relationships. Turmoil in relating to others can cause stress & anxiety as we humans were created for healthy connection to others. Finding out who we are as individuals & strengthening our personal identity sets the stage for healthy family, friend, & romantic relationships. I assist my clients in identifying unhealthy patterns in their relational habits. Boundaries are difficult to set & keep, & I teach clients the skills needed to increase healthy relating to others which can help to reduce stress & increase joy in life.
(540) 698-3423 View (540) 698-3423
Photo of Lucy Banks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shenandoah County, VA
Lucy Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Maurertown, VA 22644  (Online Only)
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, angry or confused.... If your relationships are not working well.... If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.... If you are concerned about your child, teen, or young adult child.... These are some of the concerns that I work with clients to resolve every day. I will work with you to better understand the difficulty you are having and come up with strategies and solutions to improve your situation.
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, angry or confused.... If your relationships are not working well.... If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.... If you are concerned about your child, teen, or young adult child.... These are some of the concerns that I work with clients to resolve every day. I will work with you to better understand the difficulty you are having and come up with strategies and solutions to improve your situation.
(540) 986-4183 View (540) 986-4183
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Restoring Hope Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Strasburg, VA 22657  (Online Only)
I have 18+ years of experience with a wide range of populations and needs. I have helped clients of all ages however, work with only adults at this time. The needs and issues have ranged from at risk/early intervention, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, self esteem, crisis counseling, and many more. The goals of my clients have been to develop effective copings skills and to get help with their own personal mental health journey. Everyone wants to feel supported, not judged, and heard in order to gain back their hope and assurance in their future.
I have 18+ years of experience with a wide range of populations and needs. I have helped clients of all ages however, work with only adults at this time. The needs and issues have ranged from at risk/early intervention, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, self esteem, crisis counseling, and many more. The goals of my clients have been to develop effective copings skills and to get help with their own personal mental health journey. Everyone wants to feel supported, not judged, and heard in order to gain back their hope and assurance in their future.
(540) 235-5073 View (540) 235-5073
Photo of Dale Pickett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Dale Pickett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Market, VA 22844
Waitlist for new clients
I value helping others to address challenges that are commonly associated with life transitions, performance anxiety, depression and substance use. I utilize evidence based practices in coalition with integrative techniques that aid in effective treatment outcomes. It is my goal to aid in others in their ability to create meaningful lives.
I value helping others to address challenges that are commonly associated with life transitions, performance anxiety, depression and substance use. I utilize evidence based practices in coalition with integrative techniques that aid in effective treatment outcomes. It is my goal to aid in others in their ability to create meaningful lives.
(540) 426-3218 View (540) 426-3218
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Lofton V Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Woodstock, VA 22664
I have nearly 35 years of experience working with older adolescents and adults on a wide variety of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, dual diagnosis, gastric by-pass surgery, work-related injuries and trauma, digital health, personal growth, anger management, and issues associated with aging. I am committed to assisting clients in meeting their personal goals in a supportive, affirming, non-judgmental environment. I practice gender affirming therapy. For those who are comfortable with it, my canine partner Rocket (see the gallery) can join us for animal-assisted therapy.
I have nearly 35 years of experience working with older adolescents and adults on a wide variety of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, dual diagnosis, gastric by-pass surgery, work-related injuries and trauma, digital health, personal growth, anger management, and issues associated with aging. I am committed to assisting clients in meeting their personal goals in a supportive, affirming, non-judgmental environment. I practice gender affirming therapy. For those who are comfortable with it, my canine partner Rocket (see the gallery) can join us for animal-assisted therapy.
(540) 870-5478 View (540) 870-5478
Photo of Robin C Windsor, Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Robin C Windsor
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Accepting New Clients. I offer HIPPA compliant online video counseling sessions as well as in-person sessions. Depression, anxiety and adjustment issues are areas in which I have extensive experience. Adult Children of Alcoholics and persons dealing with narcissitic abuse are specialty areas in which I work. I have a great affinity for working with clients who are suffering with grief and loss issues such as a death or loss of a relationship. I enjoy working with active duty military members, their families and veterans. I also offer supervision for LPC licensure (Board Approved). Please e-mail for appointment.
Accepting New Clients. I offer HIPPA compliant online video counseling sessions as well as in-person sessions. Depression, anxiety and adjustment issues are areas in which I have extensive experience. Adult Children of Alcoholics and persons dealing with narcissitic abuse are specialty areas in which I work. I have a great affinity for working with clients who are suffering with grief and loss issues such as a death or loss of a relationship. I enjoy working with active duty military members, their families and veterans. I also offer supervision for LPC licensure (Board Approved). Please e-mail for appointment.
(540) 426-3517 View (540) 426-3517
Photo of Maureen McGowan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shenandoah County, VA
Maureen McGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Strasburg, VA 22657
Does self-doubt rob you of feeling a sense of contentment and stability you desire? Do feelings of shame obstruct your ability to feel worthy of a loving relationship with yourself and others? Are self-esteem and confidence drowned out by nagging thoughts of: "I'm not good enough", "I'm a failure", "I'm not worthy of love"? Life transitions and unexpected events can resurface embedded and unresolved traumas that stick with us and impact our emotional health later in life. Consequently you may find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety and disconnection, unable to find a sense of peace and balance.
Does self-doubt rob you of feeling a sense of contentment and stability you desire? Do feelings of shame obstruct your ability to feel worthy of a loving relationship with yourself and others? Are self-esteem and confidence drowned out by nagging thoughts of: "I'm not good enough", "I'm a failure", "I'm not worthy of love"? Life transitions and unexpected events can resurface embedded and unresolved traumas that stick with us and impact our emotional health later in life. Consequently you may find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety and disconnection, unable to find a sense of peace and balance.
(540) 779-1721 View (540) 779-1721
Photo of Jeffrey Rodman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Jeffrey Rodman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
Strasburg, VA 22641
I take a holistic and integrative approach to therapy which involves integrating various elements of different theories and practice. I lean most heavily on approaches focused on how people’s thinking can change feelings and behaviors while also implementing an approach focused on helping clients achieve their highest potential. Instead of energy spent on the past or negative behaviors, I emphasize the goodness in clients and work toward growth and self-actualization. I also use approaches oriented toward problem-solving including Hypnotherapy, NLP Brain Training, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Coaching, and EMDR therapy.
I take a holistic and integrative approach to therapy which involves integrating various elements of different theories and practice. I lean most heavily on approaches focused on how people’s thinking can change feelings and behaviors while also implementing an approach focused on helping clients achieve their highest potential. Instead of energy spent on the past or negative behaviors, I emphasize the goodness in clients and work toward growth and self-actualization. I also use approaches oriented toward problem-solving including Hypnotherapy, NLP Brain Training, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Coaching, and EMDR therapy.
(540) 235-5793 View (540) 235-5793
Photo of Deveney Elizabeth Quinney, Resident in Counseling in Shenandoah County, VA
Deveney Elizabeth Quinney
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Woodstock, VA 22664
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with a wide variety of individuals and believe that the therapeutic relationship can be a catalyst for an array of life affirming changes. Every individual has the right to find peace, joy and satisfaction in life. Often our inner dialogues, messages we've received from others, as well as traumatic and painful life experiences can interfere with our ability to find peace. In our work together, my goal will be to assist you in reaching whatever it is that you define as the best life for you.
I enjoy working with a wide variety of individuals and believe that the therapeutic relationship can be a catalyst for an array of life affirming changes. Every individual has the right to find peace, joy and satisfaction in life. Often our inner dialogues, messages we've received from others, as well as traumatic and painful life experiences can interfere with our ability to find peace. In our work together, my goal will be to assist you in reaching whatever it is that you define as the best life for you.
(540) 534-0313 View (540) 534-0313
Photo of Center for Counseling and Growth, PLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Center for Counseling and Growth, PLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodstock, VA 22664
We enjoy working with clients who are motivated to grow, change, and seek overall emotional health and wellness through the counseling process. We will create a safe and supportive environment so that our clients are able to set and meet their goals without feeling judged or criticized. Our clients "drive" the counseling process, while we gently support them on their road to personal growth.
We enjoy working with clients who are motivated to grow, change, and seek overall emotional health and wellness through the counseling process. We will create a safe and supportive environment so that our clients are able to set and meet their goals without feeling judged or criticized. Our clients "drive" the counseling process, while we gently support them on their road to personal growth.
(540) 246-0369 View (540) 246-0369
Photo of Tracy Knight, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Tracy Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodstock, VA 22664
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with grief, sadness, or depression? Do you feel like it takes extra effort to get things accomplished, or just to get through the day? Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety about everything, or have trouble obtaining adequate sleep? Things can get better, but it is hard to do it alone. I am so thankful that you have chosen to reach out for support. I am a LPC specializing in work with adults. Therapy can be enlightening and transformative when you are paired with the right therapist for you.
Are you struggling with grief, sadness, or depression? Do you feel like it takes extra effort to get things accomplished, or just to get through the day? Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety about everything, or have trouble obtaining adequate sleep? Things can get better, but it is hard to do it alone. I am so thankful that you have chosen to reach out for support. I am a LPC specializing in work with adults. Therapy can be enlightening and transformative when you are paired with the right therapist for you.
(540) 831-3982 View (540) 831-3982
Photo of More Than Words Therapy LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
More Than Words Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, CAADC, Reiki
Verified Verified
New Market, VA 22844
Taking new clients! Every change starts with a decision, which starts with a thought. Change takes courage and reaching out to a therapist is a courageous choice. I can offer you the safe, supportive environment you need to process your thoughts, ideas, feelings, fears, emotions, life events, problems, and what changes you want to make in your life. My approach is client-centered, compassionate, and collaborative. Together we will use therapeutic tools and techniques that focus on your inner strength, abilities, and resources to reach your goals.
Taking new clients! Every change starts with a decision, which starts with a thought. Change takes courage and reaching out to a therapist is a courageous choice. I can offer you the safe, supportive environment you need to process your thoughts, ideas, feelings, fears, emotions, life events, problems, and what changes you want to make in your life. My approach is client-centered, compassionate, and collaborative. Together we will use therapeutic tools and techniques that focus on your inner strength, abilities, and resources to reach your goals.
(540) 573-2203 View (540) 573-2203
Photo of Allison K Garcia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Allison K Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Market, VA 22844
Not accepting new clients
I am NOT currently accepting new clients. Having worked in adult community mental health for 20 years, I've had the privilege to counsel clients with a range of diagnoses, including dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and serious mental illness. I am bilingual in both English and Spanish and work solely with adults. As part of the LGBTQ+/queer community, I am passionate about working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
I am NOT currently accepting new clients. Having worked in adult community mental health for 20 years, I've had the privilege to counsel clients with a range of diagnoses, including dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and serious mental illness. I am bilingual in both English and Spanish and work solely with adults. As part of the LGBTQ+/queer community, I am passionate about working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
(540) 210-0903 View (540) 210-0903
Photo of Rachel Bollinger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Rachel Bollinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Strasburg, VA 22657
Do you find yourself overthinking? Are you a people pleaser who feels their needs are unimportant? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event. This can be exhausting and may be impacting your current relationships, job functioning, or daily mood. I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to trust and be vulnerable with others. My goal in our work together is that you can be yourself, while feeling supported and cared for.
Do you find yourself overthinking? Are you a people pleaser who feels their needs are unimportant? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event. This can be exhausting and may be impacting your current relationships, job functioning, or daily mood. I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to trust and be vulnerable with others. My goal in our work together is that you can be yourself, while feeling supported and cared for.
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Photo of Lauren Hepler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shenandoah County, VA
Lauren Hepler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodstock, VA 22664  (Online Only)
Are you a woman who has found yourself feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, or worried? Are you looking for support to help you cope with not feeling like yourself, low self-esteem, anxiety, parenting stress, unhealthy drinking habits, or life as a newly postpartum mom? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Psychotherapy for Women is the right place for you. Whether it's life stressors, limited support, relationships and parenting, pregnancy, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, worry, or changes in mood, Psychotherapy for Women is here to help.
Are you a woman who has found yourself feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, or worried? Are you looking for support to help you cope with not feeling like yourself, low self-esteem, anxiety, parenting stress, unhealthy drinking habits, or life as a newly postpartum mom? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Psychotherapy for Women is the right place for you. Whether it's life stressors, limited support, relationships and parenting, pregnancy, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, worry, or changes in mood, Psychotherapy for Women is here to help.
(540) 274-0616 View (540) 274-0616
Photo of Travis Kessell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Travis Kessell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, VA 22664
In our lives, each of us will need the strength of another person, though, allowing another person to help takes great courage. As a therapist, I strive to provide a place where the courage to ask for help is met with compassion and patience as we embark on the path to healing together. I help clients with many common struggles (e.g., anxiety, depression, etc.) make the changes they want for a more fulfilling life. I work with children as young as 10 years old up through adults in individual, couple, and family settings.
In our lives, each of us will need the strength of another person, though, allowing another person to help takes great courage. As a therapist, I strive to provide a place where the courage to ask for help is met with compassion and patience as we embark on the path to healing together. I help clients with many common struggles (e.g., anxiety, depression, etc.) make the changes they want for a more fulfilling life. I work with children as young as 10 years old up through adults in individual, couple, and family settings.
(540) 426-3060 View (540) 426-3060

Online Therapists

Photo of Anthony Penn, Counselor in Shenandoah County, VA
Anthony Penn
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
I treat symptoms influenced by an array of factors and influences. Helping individuals develop an awareness of how thoughts, feelings, and emotions influence behavior. I like to incorporate mindfulness practices to help better recognize these influences and to help change the relationship with these thoughts or influencers. I also like to provide tools to help challenge thoughts and reframe them if that is a more desirable skill set one would like to acquire. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space that creates an environment for learning, growth, and an opportunity to be the best version of oneself that can be imagined.
I treat symptoms influenced by an array of factors and influences. Helping individuals develop an awareness of how thoughts, feelings, and emotions influence behavior. I like to incorporate mindfulness practices to help better recognize these influences and to help change the relationship with these thoughts or influencers. I also like to provide tools to help challenge thoughts and reframe them if that is a more desirable skill set one would like to acquire. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space that creates an environment for learning, growth, and an opportunity to be the best version of oneself that can be imagined.
(571) 290-2150 View (571) 290-2150
Photo of Toni Morato, Resident in Counseling in Shenandoah County, VA
Toni Morato
Resident in Counseling, LPC-R, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bealeton, VA 22712
We all struggle, but not everyone has a judgment-free, safe space to be vulnerable; a place to explore and process private thoughts and feelings. Are you going through life with mental heath and emotional troubles, do you suffer silently and alone because you don’t have support or you're too ashamed to “bother” anyone? Are you having problems adjusting to life changes, suffering from anxiety and/ or depression, have unresolved trauma, have relationship issues, or simply have a desire for growth & change? Let me work with you, it's okay to ask for the help. I will hold a safe space for you.
We all struggle, but not everyone has a judgment-free, safe space to be vulnerable; a place to explore and process private thoughts and feelings. Are you going through life with mental heath and emotional troubles, do you suffer silently and alone because you don’t have support or you're too ashamed to “bother” anyone? Are you having problems adjusting to life changes, suffering from anxiety and/ or depression, have unresolved trauma, have relationship issues, or simply have a desire for growth & change? Let me work with you, it's okay to ask for the help. I will hold a safe space for you.
(540) 453-7149 View (540) 453-7149

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Number of Therapists in Shenandoah County, VA

10+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Shenandoah County, VA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
72% Life Transitions
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Anthem | Elevance
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Shenandoah County, VA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shenandoah 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.