Therapists in Winchester, VA

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Heather Leach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, EMDRC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester, VA 22601
Not accepting new clients
Heather studied Neuroscience/Psychology at Tulane University 2008 with Master's Neuroscience work and Master's Degree in Professional Counseling 2012. She has 22 years of experience in the mental health field. She has extensive experience in abuse and trauma work as well as the neurological etiology of trauma related disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings and is certified in EMDR through EMDRIA and is a Consultant/Facilitator in Training. Heather gives seminars through EMDRIA on the neurobiology of dissociative trauma. Therapy includes the 8 phases of EMDR with multi-therapeutic interventions.
Heather studied Neuroscience/Psychology at Tulane University 2008 with Master's Neuroscience work and Master's Degree in Professional Counseling 2012. She has 22 years of experience in the mental health field. She has extensive experience in abuse and trauma work as well as the neurological etiology of trauma related disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings and is certified in EMDR through EMDRIA and is a Consultant/Facilitator in Training. Heather gives seminars through EMDRIA on the neurobiology of dissociative trauma. Therapy includes the 8 phases of EMDR with multi-therapeutic interventions.
(540) 779-8910 View (540) 779-8910
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Kelly M. Copley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified
Winchester, VA 22602
Not accepting new clients
It is not easy to ask for help, but in working with me you will find a safe, compassionate, and accepting space that fosters growth and personal development. For over 14 years now, I’ve had the honor, privilege, and opportunity to use my training, skills, and experience to try to make a positive difference in the lives of many people, from many different walks of life. By meeting people where they are, and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up. I help my clients turn difficulties into opportunities for personal growth and a more satisfying and rewarding life through promoting positive change.
It is not easy to ask for help, but in working with me you will find a safe, compassionate, and accepting space that fosters growth and personal development. For over 14 years now, I’ve had the honor, privilege, and opportunity to use my training, skills, and experience to try to make a positive difference in the lives of many people, from many different walks of life. By meeting people where they are, and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up. I help my clients turn difficulties into opportunities for personal growth and a more satisfying and rewarding life through promoting positive change.
(540) 425-3089 View (540) 425-3089
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Peace of Mind: Therapeutic Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601
Not accepting new clients
Personal growth and a life fulfilled is what most people strive to achieve in this lifetime. But personal growth is NOT with out challenge.... Have you experienced a major life event such as the death of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce or retirement? Are you thinking...how do I create a "New Normal"? .... Are you feeling overwhelmed... don't know where to begin? Are you pondering if your emotional responses could be hindering a better life choice or change? When exploring your values and priorities...are they truly YOUR choices or are you trying to fulfill a role and please others?
Personal growth and a life fulfilled is what most people strive to achieve in this lifetime. But personal growth is NOT with out challenge.... Have you experienced a major life event such as the death of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce or retirement? Are you thinking...how do I create a "New Normal"? .... Are you feeling overwhelmed... don't know where to begin? Are you pondering if your emotional responses could be hindering a better life choice or change? When exploring your values and priorities...are they truly YOUR choices or are you trying to fulfill a role and please others?
(540) 252-3592 View (540) 252-3592
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Tracy Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Winchester, VA 22602
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
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Nell Kushlak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing difficulty setting boundaries in relationships, understanding your feelings or needs, or coping with life changes or stressors? Are you concerned that you may be suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma or bipolar disorder? Are you a parent concerned about your child or adolescent's behaviors or mood or wish to develop a new relationship with your child? Are you finding yourself in dissatisfying patterns at work, in relationships or in your lifestyle? Do you struggle with mood, thoughts or behaviors and wish to break the cycle?
Are you experiencing difficulty setting boundaries in relationships, understanding your feelings or needs, or coping with life changes or stressors? Are you concerned that you may be suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma or bipolar disorder? Are you a parent concerned about your child or adolescent's behaviors or mood or wish to develop a new relationship with your child? Are you finding yourself in dissatisfying patterns at work, in relationships or in your lifestyle? Do you struggle with mood, thoughts or behaviors and wish to break the cycle?
(540) 486-2643 View (540) 486-2643
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Lauren Hepler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Winchester, VA 22603  (Online Only)
Are you a woman who has found yourself going through a tough life transition and feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or even depressed? Are you looking for support to help you cope with not feeling like yourself, low self-confidence, parenting stress, or life as a newly postpartum mom? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Psychotherapy for Women is available and ready to support you. Whether it's life stressors, relationships and parenting, pregnancy, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, worry, limited support, or changes in mood, Psychotherapy for Women is here for you.
Are you a woman who has found yourself going through a tough life transition and feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or even depressed? Are you looking for support to help you cope with not feeling like yourself, low self-confidence, parenting stress, or life as a newly postpartum mom? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Psychotherapy for Women is available and ready to support you. Whether it's life stressors, relationships and parenting, pregnancy, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, worry, limited support, or changes in mood, Psychotherapy for Women is here for you.
(540) 274-0616 View (540) 274-0616
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Changing Minds Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601
Not accepting new clients
Young adults face many life transitions, such as identity exploration, planning for future education and career, and relationship challenges. Their therapeutic needs are personal and unique to their overall goals and view of life. Exploring trauma, addressing identity issues, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, and creating a new narrative for success are all part of effective psychotherapy.
Young adults face many life transitions, such as identity exploration, planning for future education and career, and relationship challenges. Their therapeutic needs are personal and unique to their overall goals and view of life. Exploring trauma, addressing identity issues, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, and creating a new narrative for success are all part of effective psychotherapy.
(540) 486-2714 View (540) 486-2714
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Addie B Jones
Resident in Counseling, MEd, EdS
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601
Waitlist for new clients
I find great joy in investing in the lives of others. I consider it a privilege to facilitate counseling and be able to help people manage and navigate through difficult life experiences and transitions. I would like to walk alongside you through whatever challenges you may be currently experiencing. Whether you would like to work on processing past trauma, managing anxiety or depressed feelings, managing difficult relationships, developing coping skills or just have a listening ear from a neutral party – I can help.
I find great joy in investing in the lives of others. I consider it a privilege to facilitate counseling and be able to help people manage and navigate through difficult life experiences and transitions. I would like to walk alongside you through whatever challenges you may be currently experiencing. Whether you would like to work on processing past trauma, managing anxiety or depressed feelings, managing difficult relationships, developing coping skills or just have a listening ear from a neutral party – I can help.
(540) 900-0830 View (540) 900-0830
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Paul R. Ruscito, LPC, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601
Everyone faces challenges in life. At some point, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed, or stuck in patterns of thinking or behaving that no longer work for you. I believe counseling is a collaborative process, in which we will work together to address the barriers which may be holding you back from fully engaging in your life or achieving your true potential. Together we can identify your individual strengths and find the motivation to improve your life situation. I would be honored to be a part of your journey toward personal growth.
Everyone faces challenges in life. At some point, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed, or stuck in patterns of thinking or behaving that no longer work for you. I believe counseling is a collaborative process, in which we will work together to address the barriers which may be holding you back from fully engaging in your life or achieving your true potential. Together we can identify your individual strengths and find the motivation to improve your life situation. I would be honored to be a part of your journey toward personal growth.
(540) 779-1430 View (540) 779-1430
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Joyce Pace Byrd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCMHC
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601
Not accepting new clients
Throughout life most of us experience transitions that challenge and transform us. Many of these passages can be navigated more effectively with the knowledge and compassion of an experienced professional. Combining Jungian psychology, family systems, humanistic psychology, modern neuroscience and mindfulness, I bring my full attention and presence to the sacred work of healing mind, body and heart with each client. In addition to traditional therapy, dream-work and creative expressions such as art, poetry, music and dance facilitate healing and growth. Relaxation and meditation techniques assist with grounding and centering.
Throughout life most of us experience transitions that challenge and transform us. Many of these passages can be navigated more effectively with the knowledge and compassion of an experienced professional. Combining Jungian psychology, family systems, humanistic psychology, modern neuroscience and mindfulness, I bring my full attention and presence to the sacred work of healing mind, body and heart with each client. In addition to traditional therapy, dream-work and creative expressions such as art, poetry, music and dance facilitate healing and growth. Relaxation and meditation techniques assist with grounding and centering.
(540) 318-5793 x1 View (540) 318-5793 x1
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Shirls J Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601
I am passionate about supporting the healing of individuals, couples (partnered or married), and families. My clients come from all walks of life, ages and life’s circumstances. I work compassionately with Bariatric Clients. As a LGBTQIA+ affirming and anti-oppression informed practitioner, my work is client centered..."I meet you where you are." Identifying and healing the unconscious emotions, desires and needs leads to making life changes. A safe environment, without judgment, is vital for a strong therapeutic relationship and growth through therapy.
I am passionate about supporting the healing of individuals, couples (partnered or married), and families. My clients come from all walks of life, ages and life’s circumstances. I work compassionately with Bariatric Clients. As a LGBTQIA+ affirming and anti-oppression informed practitioner, my work is client centered..."I meet you where you are." Identifying and healing the unconscious emotions, desires and needs leads to making life changes. A safe environment, without judgment, is vital for a strong therapeutic relationship and growth through therapy.
(937) 446-6932 View (937) 446-6932
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Paula J Hamm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Winchester, VA 22602  (Online Only)
Running, running, running to where do I ask? Running away from painful feelings is often a compromised solution to painful feelings. Pain and Suffering is the portal to emotional maturity. No one is spared suffering but it is how we choose to make meaning out of loss that makes the difference between thriving or a life of bitterness and defeat. Intentional committment to understanding your unique narrative is the task I can help you with. Together we will identify the patterns of behavior, and intense emotional feelings that dysregulate your emotions. Please visit and contact me through my website; PaulaJHamm.com and send request
Running, running, running to where do I ask? Running away from painful feelings is often a compromised solution to painful feelings. Pain and Suffering is the portal to emotional maturity. No one is spared suffering but it is how we choose to make meaning out of loss that makes the difference between thriving or a life of bitterness and defeat. Intentional committment to understanding your unique narrative is the task I can help you with. Together we will identify the patterns of behavior, and intense emotional feelings that dysregulate your emotions. Please visit and contact me through my website; PaulaJHamm.com and send request
(703) 457-8940 View (703) 457-8940
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Colette Giovanniello LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Winchester, VA 22603  (Online Only)
No matter where your path leads you the opportunity to heal is a gift. I have devoted my life to understanding the art and science of Clinical Psychotherapy. We get one chance in this lifetime let the healing begin today. It is never too late to learn how to trust, communicate, and love yourself again. Your life matters, family matters, financial stability matters, your friends matter, animals, and career. Live your truth, forgive forget, move on, and heal. Love and light are yours to hold forever. cagmft@gmail.com, or call at (360)703-7171 FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY !
No matter where your path leads you the opportunity to heal is a gift. I have devoted my life to understanding the art and science of Clinical Psychotherapy. We get one chance in this lifetime let the healing begin today. It is never too late to learn how to trust, communicate, and love yourself again. Your life matters, family matters, financial stability matters, your friends matter, animals, and career. Live your truth, forgive forget, move on, and heal. Love and light are yours to hold forever. cagmft@gmail.com, or call at (360)703-7171 FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY !
(703) 291-1490 View (703) 291-1490
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Fred Sabia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601
I always gravitated to jobs that entailed helping people: Teacher; Red Cross; Covenant House. I had also pursued seminary studies and was briefly on track to becoming a clergyman. Entry into grad school to study Counseling seemed the next natural step in my career path. But there was a more profound reason I became a Professional Helper, and that is my own lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression.
I always gravitated to jobs that entailed helping people: Teacher; Red Cross; Covenant House. I had also pursued seminary studies and was briefly on track to becoming a clergyman. Entry into grad school to study Counseling seemed the next natural step in my career path. But there was a more profound reason I became a Professional Helper, and that is my own lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression.
(540) 539-0145 View (540) 539-0145
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Laura Sutton
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
Winchester, VA 22603
I believe everyone is capable of living a life that brings them joy, happiness, and purpose- whatever that may mean to them. Too often, however, we are carrying the weight of stress, trauma, grief, regret, and shame with us as we try to push forward. Whether the effects of this weight is obvious, or you have adapted your life and identity to hide them, you deserve to be free to live your life in good health, with hope and happiness.
I believe everyone is capable of living a life that brings them joy, happiness, and purpose- whatever that may mean to them. Too often, however, we are carrying the weight of stress, trauma, grief, regret, and shame with us as we try to push forward. Whether the effects of this weight is obvious, or you have adapted your life and identity to hide them, you deserve to be free to live your life in good health, with hope and happiness.
(540) 329-2686 View (540) 329-2686
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Comprehensive Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Winchester, VA 22601
You have the power to tell your story and use your voice. I have a desire to listen and guide you through the story. An integrative, caring approach with an empathetic style is the approach taken with clients. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I guide clients so they may formulate goals that promote positive outcomes. You can make counseling a productive part of your life. The theories I offer become tools to manage stress and improve functioning.
You have the power to tell your story and use your voice. I have a desire to listen and guide you through the story. An integrative, caring approach with an empathetic style is the approach taken with clients. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I guide clients so they may formulate goals that promote positive outcomes. You can make counseling a productive part of your life. The theories I offer become tools to manage stress and improve functioning.
(540) 324-2629 View (540) 324-2629
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Jane Brajkovich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ATR-P
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601  (Online Only)
I am only accepting clients for online sessions and Art Therapy Groups at this time. I am compassionate and nonjudgmental and will offer the support you need to overcome life's difficulties. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I have experience with a wide array of healing modalities. Together we can find the approach that works best for you. I utilize a holistic counseling approach and one of my gifts is listening and responding with my heart. I believe that counseling can help you live a life that you love.
I am only accepting clients for online sessions and Art Therapy Groups at this time. I am compassionate and nonjudgmental and will offer the support you need to overcome life's difficulties. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I have experience with a wide array of healing modalities. Together we can find the approach that works best for you. I utilize a holistic counseling approach and one of my gifts is listening and responding with my heart. I believe that counseling can help you live a life that you love.
(540) 202-2130 View (540) 202-2130
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Sacred Circle Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Winchester, VA 22602
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from family and friends? Do you catch yourself thinking, “I’m not good enough or unloveable,” and constantly putting everyone else's needs above your own? Maybe you don’t even know what your needs are! Have bad things happened to you or your loved ones, and it seems like too much to deal with on your own? You might wonder, “Do other people feel this miserable?” Now more than ever, families, couples, and individuals are experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression about the struggles they are facing in their everyday lives.
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from family and friends? Do you catch yourself thinking, “I’m not good enough or unloveable,” and constantly putting everyone else's needs above your own? Maybe you don’t even know what your needs are! Have bad things happened to you or your loved ones, and it seems like too much to deal with on your own? You might wonder, “Do other people feel this miserable?” Now more than ever, families, couples, and individuals are experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression about the struggles they are facing in their everyday lives.
(540) 453-8635 View (540) 453-8635
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Encircle- Heidi Ivey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Winchester, VA 22601
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be overwhelming and lead us to want change. Mental health concerns, worries, daily struggles, past traumatic experiences- so many things can pile on and reduce our window of tolerance. Often we struggle to find the next steps towards getting things to a more balanced state. In our time together, I will empower you to identify your needs and work towards achieving your goals in a warm and supportive environment. We will work to build openness and communication skills that help strengthen your natural supports. This is a space for you to work towards things being better- whatever better might look like for you.
Life can be overwhelming and lead us to want change. Mental health concerns, worries, daily struggles, past traumatic experiences- so many things can pile on and reduce our window of tolerance. Often we struggle to find the next steps towards getting things to a more balanced state. In our time together, I will empower you to identify your needs and work towards achieving your goals in a warm and supportive environment. We will work to build openness and communication skills that help strengthen your natural supports. This is a space for you to work towards things being better- whatever better might look like for you.
(540) 773-2220 View (540) 773-2220
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Jennifer H Winslow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester, VA 22601
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client will want to grow from our time together. I will provide you with education and ideas as to how you can improve your mental health. What you do with that information outside of our sessions determines your success!
My ideal client will want to grow from our time together. I will provide you with education and ideas as to how you can improve your mental health. What you do with that information outside of our sessions determines your success!
(540) 516-3836 View (540) 516-3836

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Number of Therapists in Winchester, VA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Winchester, VA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
81% Anthem | Elevance
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Winchester, VA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Winchester?

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.