Therapists in Virginia

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Photo of Tara L Reynolds, Psychologist in Virginia
Tara L Reynolds
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
Do you find yourself feeling sad or anxious for no particular reason? Do you sometimes wish you had help managing life and all of its challenges? I can help you by providing a compassionate, safe, and non-judgemental place to express your deepest thoughts and feelings and explore options to resolve the problems you are facing.
Do you find yourself feeling sad or anxious for no particular reason? Do you sometimes wish you had help managing life and all of its challenges? I can help you by providing a compassionate, safe, and non-judgemental place to express your deepest thoughts and feelings and explore options to resolve the problems you are facing.
(703) 810-7706 View (703) 810-7706
Photo of Yulia Roe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Yulia Roe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
Hello! Life may surprise us with many positive experiences; however, there are also times when things do not go right. If stress, anxiety, anger, or depression have been problematic for you and you feel stuck, I can help you identify your strengths and develop the tools to overcome these challenges. I enjoy working with people who find themselves ready for a change but perhaps unsure of how to make that happen for themselves. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I am glad to take this journey with you!
Hello! Life may surprise us with many positive experiences; however, there are also times when things do not go right. If stress, anxiety, anger, or depression have been problematic for you and you feel stuck, I can help you identify your strengths and develop the tools to overcome these challenges. I enjoy working with people who find themselves ready for a change but perhaps unsure of how to make that happen for themselves. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I am glad to take this journey with you!
(804) 531-6824 View (804) 531-6824
Photo of Miriam N Turner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Miriam N Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Falls Church, VA 22046
I view therapy as a joint venture in healing and growth and an interactive process that provides possibilities for change and hope. Everyone's situation and experiences are unique. Together we will explore your presenting issues and concerns to meet your goals. In my work, I utilize cognitive behavioral, solution oriented, trauma focused and humanistic approaches. I also believe that our mind and body are closely integrated, and greater awareness and understanding of the mind-body connection and related practices like mindfulness, can help a person more effectively cope with stress, trauma, depression, etc.
I view therapy as a joint venture in healing and growth and an interactive process that provides possibilities for change and hope. Everyone's situation and experiences are unique. Together we will explore your presenting issues and concerns to meet your goals. In my work, I utilize cognitive behavioral, solution oriented, trauma focused and humanistic approaches. I also believe that our mind and body are closely integrated, and greater awareness and understanding of the mind-body connection and related practices like mindfulness, can help a person more effectively cope with stress, trauma, depression, etc.
(571) 357-2977 View (571) 357-2977
Photo of Coty Alan Mills, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Coty Alan Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Waitlist for new clients
"People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are" -Carl Rogers I believe that if a person is given the appropriate environment and support they can become their best self. Together we can take a look inward and work toward developing and unlocking the best you. For years we often hold ourselves prisoner, allow me the privilege to assist with developing personal insight into past traumas and future successes. By developing the capacity to live in the moment, we tap into our 5 senses and allow ourselves to truly live in the moment free of our past or future.
"People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are" -Carl Rogers I believe that if a person is given the appropriate environment and support they can become their best self. Together we can take a look inward and work toward developing and unlocking the best you. For years we often hold ourselves prisoner, allow me the privilege to assist with developing personal insight into past traumas and future successes. By developing the capacity to live in the moment, we tap into our 5 senses and allow ourselves to truly live in the moment free of our past or future.
(757) 347-8763 View (757) 347-8763
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Jill Weber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
McLean, VA 22102
I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the Friendship Heights area of Northwest Washington, DC, and treat adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach is interactive, hopeful, and supportive. Some of my specialty areas include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and adolescent distress (including parent/teenager communication). I work in a collaborative and flexible manner. I help clients to gain greater insight into their behaviors, thought patterns, and emotional reactions. As self-awareness develops, clients report an increased sense of control over their choices, improved self-worth and, as a result, more rewarding relationships and fulfilling lives.
I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the Friendship Heights area of Northwest Washington, DC, and treat adolescents, adults, and couples. My approach is interactive, hopeful, and supportive. Some of my specialty areas include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and adolescent distress (including parent/teenager communication). I work in a collaborative and flexible manner. I help clients to gain greater insight into their behaviors, thought patterns, and emotional reactions. As self-awareness develops, clients report an increased sense of control over their choices, improved self-worth and, as a result, more rewarding relationships and fulfilling lives.
(540) 822-0947 View (540) 822-0947
Photo of Maria Rheba Estante, Marriage & Family Therapist in Virginia
Maria Rheba Estante
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23462  (Online Only)
My work is solutions-oriented and focused on OCD/Perfectionism/PTSD and other Neurodiverse conditions causing individuals to experience unhelpful thinking as a result of struggling with symptoms such as executive functioning, sensory overload, etc. Modalities in treatment include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), Special interest in gifted learners, immigration/re-entry stress, and women's mental health including life transitions/career navigation. LMFT in CA, MA, VA, LPCC in CA, Out-of-State Registered Telehealth provider (TPMF) in FL and VT.
My work is solutions-oriented and focused on OCD/Perfectionism/PTSD and other Neurodiverse conditions causing individuals to experience unhelpful thinking as a result of struggling with symptoms such as executive functioning, sensory overload, etc. Modalities in treatment include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), Special interest in gifted learners, immigration/re-entry stress, and women's mental health including life transitions/career navigation. LMFT in CA, MA, VA, LPCC in CA, Out-of-State Registered Telehealth provider (TPMF) in FL and VT.
(804) 575-5946 View (804) 575-5946
Photo of Kristen Loflin, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Kristen Loflin, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, EdS
Verified
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Please note current limited availability for new clients: late morning-early afternoon. Welcome and thank you for taking the first steps toward living a more fulfilling life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and enjoy working with individuals and groups. I believe that counseling should be holistic, taking into consideration your physical health and wellness as well as your mental and emotional wellness.
Please note current limited availability for new clients: late morning-early afternoon. Welcome and thank you for taking the first steps toward living a more fulfilling life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and enjoy working with individuals and groups. I believe that counseling should be holistic, taking into consideration your physical health and wellness as well as your mental and emotional wellness.
(540) 318-1604 View (540) 318-1604
Photo of Melissa Gee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Melissa Gee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you tired of existing in life, not fully living? I will meet you with empathy and compassion and work to ensure you feel understood and cared about. My ability to understand situations from several different perspectives in a non-judgmental way helps clients quickly feel heard and validated. I encourage clients to consider our work together as a team approach. I encourage clients to be active and engaged by using various strategies and techniques during and in between sessions. We work to increase coping skills, and when needed, we will work on processing and understanding underlying, unresolved issues of the past.
Are you tired of existing in life, not fully living? I will meet you with empathy and compassion and work to ensure you feel understood and cared about. My ability to understand situations from several different perspectives in a non-judgmental way helps clients quickly feel heard and validated. I encourage clients to consider our work together as a team approach. I encourage clients to be active and engaged by using various strategies and techniques during and in between sessions. We work to increase coping skills, and when needed, we will work on processing and understanding underlying, unresolved issues of the past.
(540) 242-8344 View (540) 242-8344
Photo of Alice A. Jimenez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Alice A. Jimenez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLM, MA, LPC
Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193
I believe in helping those who come to my office with compassion and understanding in an atmosphere conducive towards healing, where there is no room for judgment or criticism. In psychotherapy, my clients find an opportunity to go within, tap into issues that are unresolved and explore endless possibilities to make necessary changes that add meaning to their lives. It is a journey of self-discovery for clients who are willing to take the necessary steps towards self-awareness, mood-regulation and self-actualization.
I believe in helping those who come to my office with compassion and understanding in an atmosphere conducive towards healing, where there is no room for judgment or criticism. In psychotherapy, my clients find an opportunity to go within, tap into issues that are unresolved and explore endless possibilities to make necessary changes that add meaning to their lives. It is a journey of self-discovery for clients who are willing to take the necessary steps towards self-awareness, mood-regulation and self-actualization.
(703) 594-4392 View (703) 594-4392
Photo of Tarria Lanier, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work in Virginia
Tarria Lanier
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Sometimes you can get to a point where you’re not feeling like yourself anymore and you just can’t figure out why. You’re avoiding friends and family and you’re not getting any pleasure out of activities you used to enjoy. You may be feeling stressed, depressed, misunderstood, or lonely. You’re not sure who to trust or where to turn. What you know for certain is that you want to get back to your true self and feel whole again. You want to be able to process and understand your feelings in a supportive environment. As a veteran, a person of color, and a single parent I understand how overwhelming the pressures of life can be.
Sometimes you can get to a point where you’re not feeling like yourself anymore and you just can’t figure out why. You’re avoiding friends and family and you’re not getting any pleasure out of activities you used to enjoy. You may be feeling stressed, depressed, misunderstood, or lonely. You’re not sure who to trust or where to turn. What you know for certain is that you want to get back to your true self and feel whole again. You want to be able to process and understand your feelings in a supportive environment. As a veteran, a person of color, and a single parent I understand how overwhelming the pressures of life can be.
(757) 997-7209 View (757) 997-7209
Photo of Life Domains and Eudaimonia Tessellation Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia
Life Domains and Eudaimonia Tessellation Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cape Charles, VA 23310  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The first step towards figuring out what is wrong is getting in touch with your life domains—exploring different aspects of life we experience through living well and covering all the surfaces. As an innovative therapist, I can help you work through these tough times in the comfort of your personal space. I have experience working with adults and couples. As a professional mental health care provider, I am familiar with animal-assisted therapies. I can help you get a certification for your pet or locate a program or animal that is right for you.
The first step towards figuring out what is wrong is getting in touch with your life domains—exploring different aspects of life we experience through living well and covering all the surfaces. As an innovative therapist, I can help you work through these tough times in the comfort of your personal space. I have experience working with adults and couples. As a professional mental health care provider, I am familiar with animal-assisted therapies. I can help you get a certification for your pet or locate a program or animal that is right for you.
(757) 330-1780 View (757) 330-1780
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Arlene Pitchford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor with 20+ years of experience providing inpatient and outpatient counseling and crisis intervention for experiencing substance abuse and mental health issues. I have a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves. I also have a sense of humor and find it helpful in the therapeutic process. I am known for building a good rapport with clients and I look forward to gaining your trust as you work through your issues.
I am a licensed professional counselor with 20+ years of experience providing inpatient and outpatient counseling and crisis intervention for experiencing substance abuse and mental health issues. I have a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves. I also have a sense of humor and find it helpful in the therapeutic process. I am known for building a good rapport with clients and I look forward to gaining your trust as you work through your issues.
(804) 315-0854 View (804) 315-0854
Photo of Hope Holman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Hope Holman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Suffolk, VA 23434  (Online Only)
Hi and Welcome! My name is Hope Holman. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I am a retired Navy veteran who earned my Master of Social Work at Saint Leo University. I have served clients with a wide range of concerns including; but not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, anger issues, relational conflict, emotional abuse, abandonment/rejection, and life changes.
Hi and Welcome! My name is Hope Holman. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I am a retired Navy veteran who earned my Master of Social Work at Saint Leo University. I have served clients with a wide range of concerns including; but not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, anger issues, relational conflict, emotional abuse, abandonment/rejection, and life changes.
(757) 891-6344 View (757) 891-6344
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Zach Pennington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA-CMHC, LPC
Verified
Roanoke, VA 24019
Maybe you feel stuck in life or in a relationship? My name is Zach Pennington. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I hold dual Masters’ Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I enjoy working with individuals who may also be struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, or PTSD/trauma that impacts their personal or occupational life, relationships, or family life.
Maybe you feel stuck in life or in a relationship? My name is Zach Pennington. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I hold dual Masters’ Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I enjoy working with individuals who may also be struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, or PTSD/trauma that impacts their personal or occupational life, relationships, or family life.
(540) 390-1780 View (540) 390-1780
Photo of Elizabeth A. Hall Resident In Marriage And Family Therapy, Resident in Counseling in Virginia
Elizabeth A. Hall Resident In Marriage And Family Therapy
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC, CHT, QMHP, A/C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hopewell, VA 23860
Welcome to counseling! Elizabeth is a Resident in Counseling and a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. You made the wise decision to prioritize your mental health and well-being. Simply put, I believe that a person-centered approach is essential in any therapeutic relationship. I see you and respect your autonomy. Because we are not all the same, I will work collaboratively with you to discover the best method of treatment that will meet your specific needs. Working with others has taught me that treating difficulties from a holistic approach works best because it emphasizes the mind, body, and spirit connection.
Welcome to counseling! Elizabeth is a Resident in Counseling and a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. You made the wise decision to prioritize your mental health and well-being. Simply put, I believe that a person-centered approach is essential in any therapeutic relationship. I see you and respect your autonomy. Because we are not all the same, I will work collaboratively with you to discover the best method of treatment that will meet your specific needs. Working with others has taught me that treating difficulties from a holistic approach works best because it emphasizes the mind, body, and spirit connection.
(804) 531-4305 View (804) 531-4305
Photo of Rhonwen (Rhonie) Hale, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Virginia
Rhonwen (Rhonie) Hale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Waitlist for new clients
The fact that you have found your way to this site indicates that you or someone you care about may be experiencing pain or distress. My experience has shown me that people have the ability to heal and make the changes they desire when given the tools, guidance and encouragement that will help them. My treatment approach uses a combination of strategies to help you reach your goals effectively.
The fact that you have found your way to this site indicates that you or someone you care about may be experiencing pain or distress. My experience has shown me that people have the ability to heal and make the changes they desire when given the tools, guidance and encouragement that will help them. My treatment approach uses a combination of strategies to help you reach your goals effectively.
(804) 409-9542 View (804) 409-9542
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Jermaun Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23235  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting Clients at this time!-The day that you decide to begin therapy is the day that you’ve committed to changing your life! It is not an easy task to acknowledge that you are in a vulnerable state and that you need help with your mental health in order to live a life of peace, joy, and one that you feel is well deserved. My name is Jermaun Moore, and I would love an opportunity to be the help that you need to support you on your path. I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University and I am licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to provide clinical therapy services.
Not Accepting Clients at this time!-The day that you decide to begin therapy is the day that you’ve committed to changing your life! It is not an easy task to acknowledge that you are in a vulnerable state and that you need help with your mental health in order to live a life of peace, joy, and one that you feel is well deserved. My name is Jermaun Moore, and I would love an opportunity to be the help that you need to support you on your path. I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University and I am licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to provide clinical therapy services.
(804) 494-6779 View (804) 494-6779
Renewed Peace and Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Richmond, VA 23294
My idea client includes those experiencing worsening symptoms related to depression and anxiety. I recognize that the worsening of psychiatric symptoms causes many people to struggle when it comes to living life to the fullest. This includes an individuals ability to maximize their potential. Psychiatric conditions often times hinder individuals from exhibiting joy, pleasure or happiness in the little things that makes life worth living. People want to determine how they can best solve their problems so that they can embrace life to it's fullest despite daily challenges which so happens to be a natural part of living.
My idea client includes those experiencing worsening symptoms related to depression and anxiety. I recognize that the worsening of psychiatric symptoms causes many people to struggle when it comes to living life to the fullest. This includes an individuals ability to maximize their potential. Psychiatric conditions often times hinder individuals from exhibiting joy, pleasure or happiness in the little things that makes life worth living. People want to determine how they can best solve their problems so that they can embrace life to it's fullest despite daily challenges which so happens to be a natural part of living.
(804) 587-8435 View (804) 587-8435
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It's Time to Heal! Schedule an Appointment Today!
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
Are you going through a stage in your life where you feel lost, confused, or conflicted? Is your mental health making you feel like you’re disconnected with your peers, friends, co-worker’s, or even with yourself? Are you feeling a lack of motivation, or understanding of your true purpose? Do you struggle with functioning socially, mentally or emotionally? With my specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, I frequently work with my clients on improving their mental health by helping them to develop coping mechanisms to overcome any current mental health struggle.
Are you going through a stage in your life where you feel lost, confused, or conflicted? Is your mental health making you feel like you’re disconnected with your peers, friends, co-worker’s, or even with yourself? Are you feeling a lack of motivation, or understanding of your true purpose? Do you struggle with functioning socially, mentally or emotionally? With my specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, I frequently work with my clients on improving their mental health by helping them to develop coping mechanisms to overcome any current mental health struggle.
(727) 788-3635 View (727) 788-3635
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David Christopher Rothman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength. Once you’ve taken that first step I’ll work alongside you to help you reach your goals for healing, recovery, and/or personal growth. I strive to create a safe and welcoming space where clients feel comfortable to be their true, authentic selves. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive therapy experience, I work together with my clients to empower them to develop the practical skills to better manage and respond to unpleasant and difficult thoughts and feelings. I'm also a Board-Approved Social Work Supervisor with the Virginia Board of Social Work.
Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength. Once you’ve taken that first step I’ll work alongside you to help you reach your goals for healing, recovery, and/or personal growth. I strive to create a safe and welcoming space where clients feel comfortable to be their true, authentic selves. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive therapy experience, I work together with my clients to empower them to develop the practical skills to better manage and respond to unpleasant and difficult thoughts and feelings. I'm also a Board-Approved Social Work Supervisor with the Virginia Board of Social Work.
(703) 226-2566 View (703) 226-2566

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How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Virginia who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Anthem | Elevance
65% Aetna

How Therapists in Virginia see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Virginia?

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.