Therapists in Waverly, VA

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Nachelle Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Waverly, VA 23890
Hello, I am an LPC who is passionate about supporting all my clients through current stressors until growth and healing occurs. I listen, process the desire, and utilize the best theoretical approach in efforts to gain measurable success. The desire to help through listening and establishing reasonable goals. What drives me are the passionate individuals who are self-aware regarding change.
Hello, I am an LPC who is passionate about supporting all my clients through current stressors until growth and healing occurs. I listen, process the desire, and utilize the best theoretical approach in efforts to gain measurable success. The desire to help through listening and establishing reasonable goals. What drives me are the passionate individuals who are self-aware regarding change.
(571) 946-5061 View (571) 946-5061
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Alimatu Mustapha-Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Waverly, VA 23891
I am Alimatu Mustapha- Palmer (nee Alima Palmer),PhD., NCC, LPC, MAC, CSAC, BCC. I have been in the world of behavioral health and services for the past 25 years. I am experienced and well-credentialed including several board certifications, awards, and recognitions. My experience includes conducting trainings, workshops, and assessments and working with individuals, families, groups, non-profits, local and international government agencies including DSS- CPS, law enforcement, minority populations, specific women and children’s issues, spirituality, cultural dynamics, marriage, divorce, life transitions, coaching and more.
I am Alimatu Mustapha- Palmer (nee Alima Palmer),PhD., NCC, LPC, MAC, CSAC, BCC. I have been in the world of behavioral health and services for the past 25 years. I am experienced and well-credentialed including several board certifications, awards, and recognitions. My experience includes conducting trainings, workshops, and assessments and working with individuals, families, groups, non-profits, local and international government agencies including DSS- CPS, law enforcement, minority populations, specific women and children’s issues, spirituality, cultural dynamics, marriage, divorce, life transitions, coaching and more.
(804) 676-6219 View (804) 676-6219
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Cynthia Repanshek
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Waverly, VA 23890
My name is Cynthia (Cyndi) Repanshek, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I am located in Fredericksburg, VA, but I see patients throughout Virginia via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and OCD. I see therapy as a collaborative process. I am not dedicated to a sole modality, and I would like to work with you to determine what type of therapy is the best fit. I work with adults of all ages. I have treated a wide range of diagnoses, including adult ADHD, anxiety, depression, and OCD.
My name is Cynthia (Cyndi) Repanshek, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I am located in Fredericksburg, VA, but I see patients throughout Virginia via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and OCD. I see therapy as a collaborative process. I am not dedicated to a sole modality, and I would like to work with you to determine what type of therapy is the best fit. I work with adults of all ages. I have treated a wide range of diagnoses, including adult ADHD, anxiety, depression, and OCD.
(571) 605-6975 View (571) 605-6975
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Benjamin Maust
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waverly, VA 23891
Hello, I'm Benjii Maust a Virginia-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a focus on children and adolescents and LGBT+ issues. I have been a Therapist for over 7 years and have had experiences working with all population types. I primarily approach therapy through a Narrative lens, integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy exercises to create an individualized approach for each client.
Hello, I'm Benjii Maust a Virginia-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a focus on children and adolescents and LGBT+ issues. I have been a Therapist for over 7 years and have had experiences working with all population types. I primarily approach therapy through a Narrative lens, integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy exercises to create an individualized approach for each client.
(804) 361-8011 View (804) 361-8011
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Bianca Cornelius
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Waverly, VA 23890
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia; I have 8 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, relationship struggles, adjusting to life changes, grief & loss, personal development, self-esteem, and social skills development. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, relationship struggles, adjusting to life changes, grief & loss, personal development, self-esteem, and social skills development.
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia; I have 8 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, relationship struggles, adjusting to life changes, grief & loss, personal development, self-esteem, and social skills development. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, relationship struggles, adjusting to life changes, grief & loss, personal development, self-esteem, and social skills development.
(571) 556-7800 View (571) 556-7800

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Erin Shaffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wakefield, VA 23888
My name is Erin Shaffer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Dublin, VA. I work with clients statewide, providing telehealth counseling services. I primarily work with adults and specialize in trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety. I utilize a generalist approach that encompasses several treatment modalities to make progress and start to feel better. I have found that my style and approach are most effective with adults when utilizing telehealth services to individuals who might be working to manage trauma and grief reactions as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety.
My name is Erin Shaffer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Dublin, VA. I work with clients statewide, providing telehealth counseling services. I primarily work with adults and specialize in trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety. I utilize a generalist approach that encompasses several treatment modalities to make progress and start to feel better. I have found that my style and approach are most effective with adults when utilizing telehealth services to individuals who might be working to manage trauma and grief reactions as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(757) 908-6616 View (757) 908-6616
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Tiera Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wakefield, VA 23888
Hello, I am Dr. Tiera Williams, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a doctorate degree in community and care counseling who has provided mental health services to individuals and families for over 13 years. I specialize in helping manage issues of depression, anxiety, women issues, anger management, self-esteem, behavior issues, ADHD, adjustment/military, and trauma through a safe and supportive environment. My therapy approach is individualized and consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to address challenging issues.
Hello, I am Dr. Tiera Williams, a Licensed Professional Counselor with a doctorate degree in community and care counseling who has provided mental health services to individuals and families for over 13 years. I specialize in helping manage issues of depression, anxiety, women issues, anger management, self-esteem, behavior issues, ADHD, adjustment/military, and trauma through a safe and supportive environment. My therapy approach is individualized and consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to address challenging issues.
(571) 517-9681 View (571) 517-9681
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Fraser & Associates Complete Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Disputanta, VA 23842
F.A.C.T.S. is a collective of healers that are licensed, experienced, and professionally trained in various modalities of counseling and healing sciences. We offer dynamic and culturally relevant mental health and wellness services designed to meet the needs for you and your family with the intention to help you heal, function at your highest level, and ultimately thrive for yourself and community.
F.A.C.T.S. is a collective of healers that are licensed, experienced, and professionally trained in various modalities of counseling and healing sciences. We offer dynamic and culturally relevant mental health and wellness services designed to meet the needs for you and your family with the intention to help you heal, function at your highest level, and ultimately thrive for yourself and community.
(804) 352-6394 View (804) 352-6394

Online Therapists

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Jennifer Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palmyra, VA 22963  (Online Only)
Are there things you would like to accomplish but you don't know where to start? Do you feel like you are at a crossroads and unsure which direction to choose? Do you feel unsatisfied or feel like you are not reaching your full potential in life? We all have moments where we feel this way. Whether the source of these feelings is from experiencing a loss, reaching a new milestone or feeling as though you are in a rut. Therapy is a place where you explore these feelings. You can work with me to figure out a plan for your life. A plan that you feel content with and maybe even proud of.
Are there things you would like to accomplish but you don't know where to start? Do you feel like you are at a crossroads and unsure which direction to choose? Do you feel unsatisfied or feel like you are not reaching your full potential in life? We all have moments where we feel this way. Whether the source of these feelings is from experiencing a loss, reaching a new milestone or feeling as though you are in a rut. Therapy is a place where you explore these feelings. You can work with me to figure out a plan for your life. A plan that you feel content with and maybe even proud of.
(434) 623-9402 View (434) 623-9402
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Jade Melito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
Early adulthood is a time of profound change and self-discovery. I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are beginning to explore their individuality, and place in the world. You may be navigating complex family issues, pursuing healthy friendships and relationships, and figuring out self-acceptance. This time period can bring about feelings of uncertainty and stress as you explore your values, how your experiences have shaped you, and how you want to experience the life ahead of you. I'm here to help you explore your feelings, experiences, and feel confident about your future.
Early adulthood is a time of profound change and self-discovery. I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are beginning to explore their individuality, and place in the world. You may be navigating complex family issues, pursuing healthy friendships and relationships, and figuring out self-acceptance. This time period can bring about feelings of uncertainty and stress as you explore your values, how your experiences have shaped you, and how you want to experience the life ahead of you. I'm here to help you explore your feelings, experiences, and feel confident about your future.
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Purnima Karki
Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, LMFT-R, MA
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23226
I believe that everyone can find health and wellness when provided with safe and supportive environments for growth. As a psychotherapist my role will be to facilitate your growth, with you as the decision-maker in what directions we should follow along the journey. Through person-centered, multicultural, and evidence-based methods, I will help you to explore past and present issues affecting your health, going along with your pace as we discover what is important to you in journeying through life.
I believe that everyone can find health and wellness when provided with safe and supportive environments for growth. As a psychotherapist my role will be to facilitate your growth, with you as the decision-maker in what directions we should follow along the journey. Through person-centered, multicultural, and evidence-based methods, I will help you to explore past and present issues affecting your health, going along with your pace as we discover what is important to you in journeying through life.
(804) 656-5011 View (804) 656-5011
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Sheree Patterson (Hunt)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23502
My professional experiences have included employment as a residential shelter counselor, an intensive in-home counselor, an adult mental health skill building counselor, an assessor for various community based programs, and providing outpatient therapy. I have experience working with children with Autism Spectrum disorder, and have learned skills for patience and understanding when working with the ASD population. I have an extensive background of working with children as well, and like to create a safe and warm environment for self expression in positive means to assist with regulating emotions and decreasing reactive behaviors.
My professional experiences have included employment as a residential shelter counselor, an intensive in-home counselor, an adult mental health skill building counselor, an assessor for various community based programs, and providing outpatient therapy. I have experience working with children with Autism Spectrum disorder, and have learned skills for patience and understanding when working with the ASD population. I have an extensive background of working with children as well, and like to create a safe and warm environment for self expression in positive means to assist with regulating emotions and decreasing reactive behaviors.
(757) 895-7609 View (757) 895-7609
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Titania Kizer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23510  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Titania Kizer! My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that empathy and connection have the power to bring about transformation and I take great pride in establishing a trustworthy and open therapeutic relationship, creating a safe space where you feel seen, heard, and validated. I believe that each person's therapy journey is as unique and multidimensional as they are, and my ultimate goal is to help you expand the lens through which you see yourself and with self-compassion and grace not only blossom in your healing journey but also rediscover your own spirit of resilience.
Hi, my name is Titania Kizer! My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that empathy and connection have the power to bring about transformation and I take great pride in establishing a trustworthy and open therapeutic relationship, creating a safe space where you feel seen, heard, and validated. I believe that each person's therapy journey is as unique and multidimensional as they are, and my ultimate goal is to help you expand the lens through which you see yourself and with self-compassion and grace not only blossom in your healing journey but also rediscover your own spirit of resilience.
(757) 290-8980 View (757) 290-8980
Derek Sean Joyce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Derek Joyce, LPC (he/him) is an enthusiastic geek who combines nearly a decade of clinical experience with a creative imagination to give a unique experience to his clients. Derek focuses on use of Havening, EMDR, Narrative, Relationship, ACT, and CBT/DBT therapies. Derek likes to add games, video, and art based enhancements to bring a multidimensional and fun spin to sessions. Regardless of who you are, whatever you’ve been through, who you love or your lifestyle, you will be accepted and encouraged. Ally to all. Works with teens and up.
Derek Joyce, LPC (he/him) is an enthusiastic geek who combines nearly a decade of clinical experience with a creative imagination to give a unique experience to his clients. Derek focuses on use of Havening, EMDR, Narrative, Relationship, ACT, and CBT/DBT therapies. Derek likes to add games, video, and art based enhancements to bring a multidimensional and fun spin to sessions. Regardless of who you are, whatever you’ve been through, who you love or your lifestyle, you will be accepted and encouraged. Ally to all. Works with teens and up.
(804) 657-6148 View (804) 657-6148
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Paul Willson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23220
Waitlist for new clients
Paul is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed his Masters of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University; he also has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar from Virginia Commonwealth University. He draws on mindfulness techniques and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in addition to more traditional talk therapy methods to offer several different avenues for healing to teens, adults, and families. Paul has studied meditation with Pat Buxton and is a certified Reiki master under Barb Davis.
Paul is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed his Masters of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University; he also has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar from Virginia Commonwealth University. He draws on mindfulness techniques and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in addition to more traditional talk therapy methods to offer several different avenues for healing to teens, adults, and families. Paul has studied meditation with Pat Buxton and is a certified Reiki master under Barb Davis.
(804) 466-3218 View (804) 466-3218
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Noah Cason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Allen, VA 23059  (Online Only)
What would it be like to experience the world, and yourself, without the assumption that you are a problem to be fixed? This is one of the questions I love to explore in my work with clients. I believe all people are inherently worthy, resilient, and capable of growth (Yep, even you). I work collaboratively with my clients to uncover their unique values and strengths while identifying practical strategies and resources to make life more comfortable now. I strive to create a warm, casual, and affirming environment for my clients.
What would it be like to experience the world, and yourself, without the assumption that you are a problem to be fixed? This is one of the questions I love to explore in my work with clients. I believe all people are inherently worthy, resilient, and capable of growth (Yep, even you). I work collaboratively with my clients to uncover their unique values and strengths while identifying practical strategies and resources to make life more comfortable now. I strive to create a warm, casual, and affirming environment for my clients.
(804) 331-8243 View (804) 331-8243
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Nadya Clontz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23222  (Online Only)
I help ambitious over-achievers pick themselves back up after life has drop kicked them to the ground. My clients struggle like you do. Despite being driven, adaptable, and as likable as a floppy puppy, life is hard. When they first come in, they feel frustrated that they can't keep up with their own standards when they used to set the curve. They've gone from being everyone's go-to person to feeling like a burden and they wonder if they'll be able to do it on their own. The idea of even asking for help is too embarrassing to consider.
I help ambitious over-achievers pick themselves back up after life has drop kicked them to the ground. My clients struggle like you do. Despite being driven, adaptable, and as likable as a floppy puppy, life is hard. When they first come in, they feel frustrated that they can't keep up with their own standards when they used to set the curve. They've gone from being everyone's go-to person to feeling like a burden and they wonder if they'll be able to do it on their own. The idea of even asking for help is too embarrassing to consider.
(678) 506-2212 View (678) 506-2212
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Angela Meadows
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience working from youth ages 4-17 and adults ages 18-60. I have experiences primarily working with individuals with anxiety, depression, adhd, trauma, and parenting concerns. I am a Christian (but not a Christian therapist) and can compliment that side of your needs if you so prefer allowing a safe environment for religious/spiritual challenges.
I am licensed in Virginia with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience working from youth ages 4-17 and adults ages 18-60. I have experiences primarily working with individuals with anxiety, depression, adhd, trauma, and parenting concerns. I am a Christian (but not a Christian therapist) and can compliment that side of your needs if you so prefer allowing a safe environment for religious/spiritual challenges.
(804) 597-6167 View (804) 597-6167
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Tommy Frye
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Tommy Frye, PhD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience in addressing individual issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, coping with traumatic experiences, and decreasing negative behaviors. Tommy has extensive experience with family issues, including conflicts with parents and children, escalated trouble due to financial problems, and substance abuse impact on the whole family. Tommy enjoys counseling couples and feels that it is one of his varied strengths. He is an Army Veteran with ample experience assisting his clients navigate through life's stressors.
Tommy Frye, PhD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience in addressing individual issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, coping with traumatic experiences, and decreasing negative behaviors. Tommy has extensive experience with family issues, including conflicts with parents and children, escalated trouble due to financial problems, and substance abuse impact on the whole family. Tommy enjoys counseling couples and feels that it is one of his varied strengths. He is an Army Veteran with ample experience assisting his clients navigate through life's stressors.
(571) 568-7720 View (571) 568-7720
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Ceyonna Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22401  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Ceyonna Lewis, M.A., LPC, LCPC and I am a licensed therapist in Virginia and Maryland. I received my master's degree in professional counseling from Liberty University in 2019. My specialties and areas of interest include substance use, crisis (suicidal ideation and behaviors), anxiety, depression, peer and family conflict, and behavioral concerns. Additionally, I have experience working with children and young adults in individual and group settings, as well as family counseling. In life, we face challenges that seem too difficult to handle and begin to experience unpleasant emotion; however, there is hope.
Hi, my name is Ceyonna Lewis, M.A., LPC, LCPC and I am a licensed therapist in Virginia and Maryland. I received my master's degree in professional counseling from Liberty University in 2019. My specialties and areas of interest include substance use, crisis (suicidal ideation and behaviors), anxiety, depression, peer and family conflict, and behavioral concerns. Additionally, I have experience working with children and young adults in individual and group settings, as well as family counseling. In life, we face challenges that seem too difficult to handle and begin to experience unpleasant emotion; however, there is hope.
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Waverly, VA

< 10

Therapists in Waverly, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Coping Skills
80% Anxiety
80% Grief
80% Family Conflict
80% Life Transitions
60% Relationship Issues

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Waverly, VA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Waverly?

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.