Therapists in North Central, Virginia Beach, VA

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Lydia Steele
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452  (Online Only)
In seasons of crisis, loss, and struggle, counseling can be a space to reflect on the past and recover for the journey ahead. My goal as a clinician is to partner with individuals and families as they heal from past hurts, manage current stressors, and refine their strengths on their path to restoring hope and finding healing.
In seasons of crisis, loss, and struggle, counseling can be a space to reflect on the past and recover for the journey ahead. My goal as a clinician is to partner with individuals and families as they heal from past hurts, manage current stressors, and refine their strengths on their path to restoring hope and finding healing.
(757) 926-0195 View (757) 926-0195
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Stephanie Gagnon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
I'm Stephanie Gagnon, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with three decades of experience. Throughout my career, I've focused on providing outpatient therapy to individuals and couples grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and life transitions. In the face of significant life stressors, it's natural for one's life to feel disrupted. My dedication lies in restoring healing and joy to their lives. My counseling approach is integrative, meaning I adapt the therapeutic journey to suit each individual's unique needs.
I'm Stephanie Gagnon, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with three decades of experience. Throughout my career, I've focused on providing outpatient therapy to individuals and couples grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and life transitions. In the face of significant life stressors, it's natural for one's life to feel disrupted. My dedication lies in restoring healing and joy to their lives. My counseling approach is integrative, meaning I adapt the therapeutic journey to suit each individual's unique needs.
(757) 210-9668 x1 View (757) 210-9668 x1
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Anthony D Quarles Jr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Embracing the therapeutic journey is not just an investment in yourself; it's a commitment to your inner peace and the endless possibilities of your future. As your dedicated mental health counselor, I'm here to meet you exactly where you are on your path to personal growth. My foremost responsibility is to provide you with a secure, non-judgmental space where you can freely share your life experiences and thoughts.
Embracing the therapeutic journey is not just an investment in yourself; it's a commitment to your inner peace and the endless possibilities of your future. As your dedicated mental health counselor, I'm here to meet you exactly where you are on your path to personal growth. My foremost responsibility is to provide you with a secure, non-judgmental space where you can freely share your life experiences and thoughts.
(757) 908-6588 View (757) 908-6588
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Briana Holmes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Greetings, I'm Briana Holmes, presently a Supervisee in Social Work, on the path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. With a background in delivering therapeutic interventions across diverse settings, encompassing both inpatient and outpatient environments, I bring a wealth of experience. My dedication lies in supporting young children and adolescents through what can often be a challenging phase marked by profound physical and psychological transformations. My aim is to offer steadfast emotional support and guidance to help navigate any hurdles my clients encounter along the way.
Greetings, I'm Briana Holmes, presently a Supervisee in Social Work, on the path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. With a background in delivering therapeutic interventions across diverse settings, encompassing both inpatient and outpatient environments, I bring a wealth of experience. My dedication lies in supporting young children and adolescents through what can often be a challenging phase marked by profound physical and psychological transformations. My aim is to offer steadfast emotional support and guidance to help navigate any hurdles my clients encounter along the way.
(757) 906-3315 View (757) 906-3315
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Galadriel Winstead
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
I am a dedicated Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years of experience providing evidenced-based treatment to various client populations. I tend to employ a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy while incorporating experiential strategies such as mindfulness, imagery, and role play. I am energetic, use humor as appropriate and take a direct and transparent approach to treatment. My hope is to provide you with a safe environment to help you reach your goals. I believe in collaboration and value your feedback throughout the treatment process.
I am a dedicated Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years of experience providing evidenced-based treatment to various client populations. I tend to employ a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy while incorporating experiential strategies such as mindfulness, imagery, and role play. I am energetic, use humor as appropriate and take a direct and transparent approach to treatment. My hope is to provide you with a safe environment to help you reach your goals. I believe in collaboration and value your feedback throughout the treatment process.
(757) 742-5002 View (757) 742-5002
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Faith Bray
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452  (Online Only)
Facing challenges in managing life's stressors, difficulties in communication, or struggling to connect with loved ones? If you're seeking support to explore your self-worth, understand core beliefs, and foster personal growth, I specialize in guiding individuals, families, and youth through these challenges. Whether you're navigating the complexities of helping you cope with anxiety in our changing world, self esteem, pregnancy, postpartum, or parenting, my therapy provides a pathway to self-discovery, coping strategies, healing, and overall personal growth..
Facing challenges in managing life's stressors, difficulties in communication, or struggling to connect with loved ones? If you're seeking support to explore your self-worth, understand core beliefs, and foster personal growth, I specialize in guiding individuals, families, and youth through these challenges. Whether you're navigating the complexities of helping you cope with anxiety in our changing world, self esteem, pregnancy, postpartum, or parenting, my therapy provides a pathway to self-discovery, coping strategies, healing, and overall personal growth..
(757) 231-9380 View (757) 231-9380
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Sara La Force
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a decade of experience across diverse clinical environments. My specialization lies in assisting adults facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, relational difficulties, and life transitions. Employing a collaborative empowerment perspective, I adopt an integrative approach rooted in humanistic and person-centered principles. This approach involves melding my training in various therapeutic techniques with your individual life experiences, relational dynamics, internal dialogue, growth/healing requirements, and personality.
Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a decade of experience across diverse clinical environments. My specialization lies in assisting adults facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, relational difficulties, and life transitions. Employing a collaborative empowerment perspective, I adopt an integrative approach rooted in humanistic and person-centered principles. This approach involves melding my training in various therapeutic techniques with your individual life experiences, relational dynamics, internal dialogue, growth/healing requirements, and personality.
(757) 992-9543 View (757) 992-9543
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Well Neuropsychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
I specialize in neuropsychological evaluations to assess cognitive and psychological functioning. I have specialization in working with adults and older adults with complex medical conditions. I also conduct comprehensive evaluations for children to assess neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD and autism, as well as psychoeducational evaluations to assess learning disorders, in addition to mental health issues. My evaluations provide a comprehensive look at cognitive and psychological functioning to assist with diagnosis, as well as provide treatment recommendations and academic/work accommodations.
I specialize in neuropsychological evaluations to assess cognitive and psychological functioning. I have specialization in working with adults and older adults with complex medical conditions. I also conduct comprehensive evaluations for children to assess neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD and autism, as well as psychoeducational evaluations to assess learning disorders, in addition to mental health issues. My evaluations provide a comprehensive look at cognitive and psychological functioning to assist with diagnosis, as well as provide treatment recommendations and academic/work accommodations.
(757) 797-8980 View (757) 797-8980
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Marie Schiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Marie is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of outpatient experience helping individual, couples, and families obtain optimal mental health and improve their interaction. Using active, solution focused techniques, Marie can help you live your best life. As a Life Coach, Marie can help you attain your goals in a timely manner. Marie will work with you to complete a ten point checklist, encompassing all areas of life, to identify targets for goal attainment and accountability. Divorce Coaching is an additional service to help you progress through the divorce process.
Marie is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of outpatient experience helping individual, couples, and families obtain optimal mental health and improve their interaction. Using active, solution focused techniques, Marie can help you live your best life. As a Life Coach, Marie can help you attain your goals in a timely manner. Marie will work with you to complete a ten point checklist, encompassing all areas of life, to identify targets for goal attainment and accountability. Divorce Coaching is an additional service to help you progress through the divorce process.
(757) 814-2469 View (757) 814-2469
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Katelyn Cuthbert
Resident in Counseling, ATR-P, LRC
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Katelyn Cuthbert is an Art Therapist in Kansas who has been practicing since 2022. , She has a Bachelor's of Psychology and a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Northern Illinois University. Katelyn believes in an integrative approach designed to meet an individual's needs, focusing on the artmaking process as a gateway into treatment and healing. In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys art, baking, cooking, and taking walks.
Katelyn Cuthbert is an Art Therapist in Kansas who has been practicing since 2022. , She has a Bachelor's of Psychology and a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Northern Illinois University. Katelyn believes in an integrative approach designed to meet an individual's needs, focusing on the artmaking process as a gateway into treatment and healing. In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys art, baking, cooking, and taking walks.
(757) 859-0204 View (757) 859-0204
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William H Bates
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Burnout: It has been said “it’s lonely at the top”. You have reached the top in your career, but your personal life is in shambles or you’re experiencing “burnout”. The Therapist problem solves and suggests interventions for their clients but, who can the Therapist talk to? You’re a Veteran struggling to come back to the “Real World”, and every day and night are a battle with PTSD symptoms. You may be a parent that is at the “end of your rope” with a child with Autism, ADHD, or significant depression and is exhibiting negative behaviors in the home and at school. You may need help in processing loss, divorce, and retirement.
Burnout: It has been said “it’s lonely at the top”. You have reached the top in your career, but your personal life is in shambles or you’re experiencing “burnout”. The Therapist problem solves and suggests interventions for their clients but, who can the Therapist talk to? You’re a Veteran struggling to come back to the “Real World”, and every day and night are a battle with PTSD symptoms. You may be a parent that is at the “end of your rope” with a child with Autism, ADHD, or significant depression and is exhibiting negative behaviors in the home and at school. You may need help in processing loss, divorce, and retirement.
(757) 693-6900 View (757) 693-6900
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Tammy Reade
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
I'm Tammy Reade, a licensed professional counselor, having earned my degree from George Mason University in 2020. My path to counseling has been shaped by my personal journey, spanning over 25 years in the field. My diverse experience encompasses working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I've held roles such as a child protection worker, juvenile probation officer, advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, foster parent trainer, and jail therapist. Yet, my most meaningful role has been as an adoptive and foster parent for more than 22 years.
I'm Tammy Reade, a licensed professional counselor, having earned my degree from George Mason University in 2020. My path to counseling has been shaped by my personal journey, spanning over 25 years in the field. My diverse experience encompasses working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I've held roles such as a child protection worker, juvenile probation officer, advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, foster parent trainer, and jail therapist. Yet, my most meaningful role has been as an adoptive and foster parent for more than 22 years.
(757) 798-7412 View (757) 798-7412
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Melanie Mosbarger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CTTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, EMDR Certified Therapist, and I'm a board approved supervisor for counselors working towards their LPC. I'm trained in evidence based modalities of therapy such as EMDR level 1 and 2, Emotional Freedom Technique, Flash Technique, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy level 1. These modes of therapy allow me to help you process through anxiety, anger, depression, fears, guilt, shame, PTSD, complex PTSD, self-esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. I also work with individuals who have been victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, EMDR Certified Therapist, and I'm a board approved supervisor for counselors working towards their LPC. I'm trained in evidence based modalities of therapy such as EMDR level 1 and 2, Emotional Freedom Technique, Flash Technique, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy level 1. These modes of therapy allow me to help you process through anxiety, anger, depression, fears, guilt, shame, PTSD, complex PTSD, self-esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. I also work with individuals who have been victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
(757) 210-7593 View (757) 210-7593
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(757) 530-5582 View (757) 530-5582
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Sara Stuart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with over 9 years of experience. My experience includes working with individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I use an eclectic approach, including Person Centered, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Trauma Informed, and Multicultural. I focus on building rapport by being genuine and creating a non-judgmental atmosphere. I believe that you are the expert when it comes to your symptoms and needs and that I am an ally, providing a safe space to explore your past experiences, present concerns, and future possibilities.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with over 9 years of experience. My experience includes working with individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I use an eclectic approach, including Person Centered, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Trauma Informed, and Multicultural. I focus on building rapport by being genuine and creating a non-judgmental atmosphere. I believe that you are the expert when it comes to your symptoms and needs and that I am an ally, providing a safe space to explore your past experiences, present concerns, and future possibilities.
(757) 979-3711 View (757) 979-3711
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Angela Bost
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, LSW
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Welcome, and kudos on summoning the courage to embark on this initial step. If you're here, it's likely because you're experiencing pain and exhaustion from dealing with it. You've become adept at masking your struggles, but deep down, you recognize the challenges you're facing. It's perfectly alright if you're uncertain about how things will improve. By reaching out for assistance, you've already taken a significant stride towards healing. Let's commence this journey together.
Welcome, and kudos on summoning the courage to embark on this initial step. If you're here, it's likely because you're experiencing pain and exhaustion from dealing with it. You've become adept at masking your struggles, but deep down, you recognize the challenges you're facing. It's perfectly alright if you're uncertain about how things will improve. By reaching out for assistance, you've already taken a significant stride towards healing. Let's commence this journey together.
(757) 799-1347 x1 View (757) 799-1347 x1
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Autum R. Boyer-Nemes
Resident in Counseling, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
It takes courage to share your story and pursue an authentic life that supports growth, healing, and exploration of self. I utilize an integrative approach that investigates the numerous parts that make up who we are, including the past, trauma, and family dynamics, while create coping skills to deal with life’s current challenges. The quality of our relationships are often at the center of mental wellness, whether it’s with others or the relationship with ourselves. Through compassion, empathy, and humor, I strive to create a meaningful and personalized therapeutic experience.
It takes courage to share your story and pursue an authentic life that supports growth, healing, and exploration of self. I utilize an integrative approach that investigates the numerous parts that make up who we are, including the past, trauma, and family dynamics, while create coping skills to deal with life’s current challenges. The quality of our relationships are often at the center of mental wellness, whether it’s with others or the relationship with ourselves. Through compassion, empathy, and humor, I strive to create a meaningful and personalized therapeutic experience.
(757) 384-9561 View (757) 384-9561
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Reta Selitto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23462  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We don't get to choose how our story starts but we do get to choose how we continue to write it. Sometimes we face periods of life disconnected from meaningful relationships and swirling in past or present pain and hurt. We may struggle with symptoms of trauma resulting in depression anxiety and irritability. We may struggle with our body image and believe acceptance is found in a particular body size or number on the scale. We may face feeling unsafe in the world and deal with bouts of panic. At its core we all want to be known, loved, safe, and accepted. If this is not your story you can learn how to write it.
We don't get to choose how our story starts but we do get to choose how we continue to write it. Sometimes we face periods of life disconnected from meaningful relationships and swirling in past or present pain and hurt. We may struggle with symptoms of trauma resulting in depression anxiety and irritability. We may struggle with our body image and believe acceptance is found in a particular body size or number on the scale. We may face feeling unsafe in the world and deal with bouts of panic. At its core we all want to be known, loved, safe, and accepted. If this is not your story you can learn how to write it.
(757) 801-3023 View (757) 801-3023
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Perspective Counseling and Therapeutic Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Shakira Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Perspective Counseling and Therapeutic Services. I help people move past trauma and redefine their thinking in order to help them find their best self and experience the world in a healthier way. I have spent the past 13 years providing mental, developmental, social, and behavioral health services to adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and PTSD, alongside many other diagnosis and social and emotional conflicts.
Hi! My name is Shakira Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Perspective Counseling and Therapeutic Services. I help people move past trauma and redefine their thinking in order to help them find their best self and experience the world in a healthier way. I have spent the past 13 years providing mental, developmental, social, and behavioral health services to adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and PTSD, alongside many other diagnosis and social and emotional conflicts.
(757) 844-6533 View (757) 844-6533
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Ramsey Goshert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
North Central, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Not accepting new clients
Ready to take charge of your life, mood, relationships, or actions? I want to be in your corner as you work to act more like the person you want to be. I work with individuals interested in building skills in the areas of relationships, communication, parenting, anger control, and problem behaviors. If you are feeling stressed, burned out, overworked, on edge, stuck by anxiety or depression: you are not alone. I will help you create an individualized plan for overcoming life obstacles in ways that build on your current strengths and focus on taking action.
Ready to take charge of your life, mood, relationships, or actions? I want to be in your corner as you work to act more like the person you want to be. I work with individuals interested in building skills in the areas of relationships, communication, parenting, anger control, and problem behaviors. If you are feeling stressed, burned out, overworked, on edge, stuck by anxiety or depression: you are not alone. I will help you create an individualized plan for overcoming life obstacles in ways that build on your current strengths and focus on taking action.
(757) 230-2116 View (757) 230-2116

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Number of Therapists in North Central, Virginia Beach, VA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in North Central, Virginia Beach, VA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
70% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in North Central, Virginia Beach, VA see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Central, Virginia Beach?

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.