Photo of Jessa Doeppner Llewellyn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20009, DC
Jessa Doeppner Llewellyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
Tap into the wisdom and wealth of information that your body holds. Jessa provides body-focused care for trauma recovery and wellness. With compassion and curiosity, Jessa will support you to listen, safely feel, and move with embodied understanding.
Tap into the wisdom and wealth of information that your body holds. Jessa provides body-focused care for trauma recovery and wellness. With compassion and curiosity, Jessa will support you to listen, safely feel, and move with embodied understanding.
(833) 315-5631 View (833) 315-5631
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Emily West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Sometimes we worry that coming to therapy means something is wrong. I believe it means something is right. Often, my clients find themselves facing more decisions and questions about who they are and what they want out of their lives and relationships than ever before. My clients experience a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, loneliness, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, adjusting to life changes, difficult family dynamics, and generally feeling overwhelmed by life. This is an important time when many people ask themselves: How can I feel like what I do matters?
Sometimes we worry that coming to therapy means something is wrong. I believe it means something is right. Often, my clients find themselves facing more decisions and questions about who they are and what they want out of their lives and relationships than ever before. My clients experience a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, loneliness, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, adjusting to life changes, difficult family dynamics, and generally feeling overwhelmed by life. This is an important time when many people ask themselves: How can I feel like what I do matters?
(202) 519-6813 View (202) 519-6813
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Carolyn Bell
Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Are you seeking deeper attachment? I collaborate with couples and individuals to increase your inner awareness of self to share with others. I help clients process life-changing events including job growth and relocation, loss and grief, chronic health diagnoses, and adoption. I offer support for couples who want to strengthen their relationships and resolve issues preventing emotional and sexual intimacy. Where appropriate, I offer intensive therapy to bring clarity and begin the healing process of life experiences. I'm licensed in DC/MD/VA. My diverse background includes working in Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Main Street.
Are you seeking deeper attachment? I collaborate with couples and individuals to increase your inner awareness of self to share with others. I help clients process life-changing events including job growth and relocation, loss and grief, chronic health diagnoses, and adoption. I offer support for couples who want to strengthen their relationships and resolve issues preventing emotional and sexual intimacy. Where appropriate, I offer intensive therapy to bring clarity and begin the healing process of life experiences. I'm licensed in DC/MD/VA. My diverse background includes working in Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Main Street.
(202) 262-9922 View (202) 262-9922
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Arielle Bernstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Stress and struggling are things we all have to deal with. Perhaps now you’re feeling like it’s getting to be a bit too much to handle? My specialization in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help you better manage your stress and anxiety, improve your mood and relationships, and get you moving towards the things you value most in life. We can work on this together by building a compassionate awareness of thoughts and feelings, and improving the control you have over your behaviors.
Stress and struggling are things we all have to deal with. Perhaps now you’re feeling like it’s getting to be a bit too much to handle? My specialization in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help you better manage your stress and anxiety, improve your mood and relationships, and get you moving towards the things you value most in life. We can work on this together by building a compassionate awareness of thoughts and feelings, and improving the control you have over your behaviors.
(571) 777-0488 x9 View (571) 777-0488 x9
Photo of Tandy L Levine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20009, DC
Tandy L Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
I have been providing psychotherapy for over 30 years to individuals, couples, and groups.Throughout one's life, feelings such as depression and anxiety can create a sense of loss of control. Life events such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or interpersonal conflict can feel overwhelming. My clients would say that I treat every one according to their particular issues, with respect, and with great support and understanding. I also teach at George Washington University Medical School and I am on the National Council of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. I provide supervision, as well, to other psychotherapists.
I have been providing psychotherapy for over 30 years to individuals, couples, and groups.Throughout one's life, feelings such as depression and anxiety can create a sense of loss of control. Life events such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or interpersonal conflict can feel overwhelming. My clients would say that I treat every one according to their particular issues, with respect, and with great support and understanding. I also teach at George Washington University Medical School and I am on the National Council of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. I provide supervision, as well, to other psychotherapists.
(202) 255-0985 View (202) 255-0985
Photo of Emily Remillard, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20009, DC
Emily Remillard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
I believe that even in the darkest seasons, we contain within ourselves the seeds of healing, change and growth. However, we often need someone to walk alongside us to ask good questions, offer perspective, and cheer us on. I love listening to people’s stories in order to help them untangle the different threads and consider the impact their past is having on their emotions and behavior in the present.
I believe that even in the darkest seasons, we contain within ourselves the seeds of healing, change and growth. However, we often need someone to walk alongside us to ask good questions, offer perspective, and cheer us on. I love listening to people’s stories in order to help them untangle the different threads and consider the impact their past is having on their emotions and behavior in the present.
(202) 932-8192 View (202) 932-8192
Photo of Bruce S. Gottlieb, Psychologist in 20009, DC
Bruce S. Gottlieb
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
As a seasoned licensed psychologist, I specialize in humanistic therapy, which encourages self-exploration, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. This therapy involves empathic listening, unconditional positive regard, and a non-judgmental atmosphere to help patients gain insight it into their feelings, behaviors, and experiences. I work with individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, a sense of alienation, trauma aftermath, and couples' dissatisfaction. My mission is to alleviate needless suffering and guide you towards embracing your true self, fostering personal growth and relationship fulfillment.
As a seasoned licensed psychologist, I specialize in humanistic therapy, which encourages self-exploration, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. This therapy involves empathic listening, unconditional positive regard, and a non-judgmental atmosphere to help patients gain insight it into their feelings, behaviors, and experiences. I work with individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, a sense of alienation, trauma aftermath, and couples' dissatisfaction. My mission is to alleviate needless suffering and guide you towards embracing your true self, fostering personal growth and relationship fulfillment.
(860) 818-4096 View (860) 818-4096
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Mark P Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
As a psychotherapist, I have more than 30 years experience providing clients a safe, non-judgmental environment where issues can be explored and difficult feelings can be identified and expressed. I specialize in working with individuals and couples whose difficulties in early relationships have created corresponding difficulties in the present, including feeling locked into negative patterns of relating, depression, anxiety, and loneliness. I provide my clients the opportunity to learn new more effective ways of communicating and relating that in turn can lead to positive changes in their lives.
As a psychotherapist, I have more than 30 years experience providing clients a safe, non-judgmental environment where issues can be explored and difficult feelings can be identified and expressed. I specialize in working with individuals and couples whose difficulties in early relationships have created corresponding difficulties in the present, including feeling locked into negative patterns of relating, depression, anxiety, and loneliness. I provide my clients the opportunity to learn new more effective ways of communicating and relating that in turn can lead to positive changes in their lives.
(703) 468-8208 View (703) 468-8208
Photo of Celina Daniela Ticoll-Ramirez in 20009, DC
Celina Daniela Ticoll-Ramirez
MA, NCC, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a space to be seen and heard? Are there parts of you that are feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed? Are the big emotions feeling particularly heavy? Your story is important and is what makes you uniquely you. I believe that we are shaped by our past experiences, relationships, and environments. Our stories rarely unfold in the way we expect. Oftentimes, to move forward we need to heal from things in our past. Together in therapy, we will explore all parts of your story – from the chapters already concluded to those not yet written.
Are you seeking a space to be seen and heard? Are there parts of you that are feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed? Are the big emotions feeling particularly heavy? Your story is important and is what makes you uniquely you. I believe that we are shaped by our past experiences, relationships, and environments. Our stories rarely unfold in the way we expect. Oftentimes, to move forward we need to heal from things in our past. Together in therapy, we will explore all parts of your story – from the chapters already concluded to those not yet written.
(833) 366-4584 View (833) 366-4584
Photo of Greenhouse Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20009, DC
Greenhouse Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
Hi! I'm Sara, founder of Greenhouse Psychotherapy- a boutique mental health practice serving adults & adolescents of all genders. Greenhouse is a group practice striving to provide the highest quality mental health services. We believe mental health is a basic human right, and we are committed to providing the compassion, respect, and acceptance our clients deserve. Clients often seek therapy with us when they're ready to get "unstuck", and are craving momentum toward their goals. Our tailored mental health services make us a great choice whether you're looking for help with one specific issue or in need of comprehensive care.
Hi! I'm Sara, founder of Greenhouse Psychotherapy- a boutique mental health practice serving adults & adolescents of all genders. Greenhouse is a group practice striving to provide the highest quality mental health services. We believe mental health is a basic human right, and we are committed to providing the compassion, respect, and acceptance our clients deserve. Clients often seek therapy with us when they're ready to get "unstuck", and are craving momentum toward their goals. Our tailored mental health services make us a great choice whether you're looking for help with one specific issue or in need of comprehensive care.
(202) 851-2990 View (202) 851-2990
Photo of Jo Pittman, Pre-Licensed Professional in 20009, DC
Jo Pittman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Hi! I’m Jo, a Graduate Counseling Intern at Urban Playology, a mental health private practice based in DC. I work under the direct clinical supervision of Xanthia Johnson, LPC, LCPC-S. I am a graduate counseling student at the University of Pennsylvania. I believe that healing, albeit challenging at times, is a beautiful and attainable experience. My compass for social justice holds my belief that everyone deserves to have a high-quality therapy experience with a compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. It is an honor to partner with human beings who come from diverse backgrounds on their journey toward mental health wellness.
Hi! I’m Jo, a Graduate Counseling Intern at Urban Playology, a mental health private practice based in DC. I work under the direct clinical supervision of Xanthia Johnson, LPC, LCPC-S. I am a graduate counseling student at the University of Pennsylvania. I believe that healing, albeit challenging at times, is a beautiful and attainable experience. My compass for social justice holds my belief that everyone deserves to have a high-quality therapy experience with a compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. It is an honor to partner with human beings who come from diverse backgrounds on their journey toward mental health wellness.
(888) 689-4339 x100 View (888) 689-4339 x100
Photo of Jeffrey R Volkmann, Psychologist in 20009, DC
Jeffrey R Volkmann
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist I believe that all individuals have the potential to flourish in their lives. A person who flourishes increases their happiness, well-being and purpose in life. In order to flourish a person must understand and cultivate their strengths. Through the cultivation of ones strengths a person will be able to build and or deepen their interpersonal relationships, increase the amount of pleasure they experience, and contribute to society in a meaningful way.
As a therapist I believe that all individuals have the potential to flourish in their lives. A person who flourishes increases their happiness, well-being and purpose in life. In order to flourish a person must understand and cultivate their strengths. Through the cultivation of ones strengths a person will be able to build and or deepen their interpersonal relationships, increase the amount of pleasure they experience, and contribute to society in a meaningful way.
(202) 866-1567 View (202) 866-1567
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Courtney Fraser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
I have worked for over a decade with clients across the lifespan. Currently I work with adults and couples. My main goal is to first and foremost get an understanding of what someone is struggling with so I can determine how I can best assist them in their therapy process. I pride myself on my ability to meet people where they are at, build a supportive relationship, and help them work towards achieving their goals. I am currently working towards AASECT certification and obtaining my PhD in Clinical Sexology, so I have a particular interest working with couples and individuals in the areas of sex therapy.
I have worked for over a decade with clients across the lifespan. Currently I work with adults and couples. My main goal is to first and foremost get an understanding of what someone is struggling with so I can determine how I can best assist them in their therapy process. I pride myself on my ability to meet people where they are at, build a supportive relationship, and help them work towards achieving their goals. I am currently working towards AASECT certification and obtaining my PhD in Clinical Sexology, so I have a particular interest working with couples and individuals in the areas of sex therapy.
(202) 930-8277 View (202) 930-8277
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Samantha Morrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Each individual is unique and resilient. My goal in therapy is to find and respect those qualities, and to work together in identifying coping tools that will promote profound and lasting changes. I have been practicing for over ten years. My training has covered trauma-informed care, crisis intervention and psychodynamic therapy. I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Maryland and my master's degree in clinical social work at the University of Pennsylvania. I earned my independent clinical social work license in Washington, DC.
Each individual is unique and resilient. My goal in therapy is to find and respect those qualities, and to work together in identifying coping tools that will promote profound and lasting changes. I have been practicing for over ten years. My training has covered trauma-informed care, crisis intervention and psychodynamic therapy. I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Maryland and my master's degree in clinical social work at the University of Pennsylvania. I earned my independent clinical social work license in Washington, DC.
(202) 335-5319 View (202) 335-5319
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Jillian Meinhardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Are you a parent of a child, teen or young adult struggling with big emotions that take over your child's body? Does your child have trouble leaving the house, nervous about new situations, have excess energy, feel low or experience mood swings? Are you a young adult entering a new phase or overwhelmed with today's pressures of work, family, friends and relationships? Are you looking for a clinician that can connect with you and understands the pressures of today? With a background in therapeutic and specials education school settings, we use creative tools to connect with you and your child to support you.
Are you a parent of a child, teen or young adult struggling with big emotions that take over your child's body? Does your child have trouble leaving the house, nervous about new situations, have excess energy, feel low or experience mood swings? Are you a young adult entering a new phase or overwhelmed with today's pressures of work, family, friends and relationships? Are you looking for a clinician that can connect with you and understands the pressures of today? With a background in therapeutic and specials education school settings, we use creative tools to connect with you and your child to support you.
(202) 875-6450 View (202) 875-6450
Photo of Tara Devineni, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20009, DC
Tara Devineni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Everyone needs support during difficult times in their lives, whether they are dealing with relationship issues, stress at home or work, or feelings of depression and anxiety with or without a clear cause. It is during times like these that therapy can help. Through our work together I will provide a safe space for painful memories and emotions to be explored and work with you to gain a deeper understanding of how these experiences continue to shape you today. Together we will work to help you develop new coping skills and bring an enhanced level of self-awareness to your life.
Everyone needs support during difficult times in their lives, whether they are dealing with relationship issues, stress at home or work, or feelings of depression and anxiety with or without a clear cause. It is during times like these that therapy can help. Through our work together I will provide a safe space for painful memories and emotions to be explored and work with you to gain a deeper understanding of how these experiences continue to shape you today. Together we will work to help you develop new coping skills and bring an enhanced level of self-awareness to your life.
(484) 424-7218 View (484) 424-7218
Photo of Margot Lamson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20009, DC
Margot Lamson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
No matter how much you do, that inner-voice insists, “you could be doing more.” You convince yourself you just need to work harder, sleep a little less, spread yourself more thin. Then you’ll finally feel that sense of accomplishment. But the more you do, the louder the voice gets. The weight of the constant stress is exhausting. The tension headache at the base of your skull won’t go away. You can’t control your emotions– the other day you blew up at your best friend. Your mother keeps calling; she’s worried about you. You’ve sacrificed so much, but don’t know what it’s all for. This can’t go on.
No matter how much you do, that inner-voice insists, “you could be doing more.” You convince yourself you just need to work harder, sleep a little less, spread yourself more thin. Then you’ll finally feel that sense of accomplishment. But the more you do, the louder the voice gets. The weight of the constant stress is exhausting. The tension headache at the base of your skull won’t go away. You can’t control your emotions– the other day you blew up at your best friend. Your mother keeps calling; she’s worried about you. You’ve sacrificed so much, but don’t know what it’s all for. This can’t go on.
(202) 875-5861 View (202) 875-5861
Photo of Fiona Griffin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20009, DC
Fiona Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Would you like to live a more balanced and fulfilling life and know something needs to change but are not sure where to begin? I help adults gain the insight they need to re-work patterns and beliefs in order to discover who they are and what they want. My style is warm, genuine, and collaborative and my work is rooted in effective therapy techniques with a spirit of creativity. Some of the issues I address include: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders and body image, relationships, creative and career fulfillment, and navigating life transitions and existential dilemmas. Read more at www.fionagriffintherapy.com.
Would you like to live a more balanced and fulfilling life and know something needs to change but are not sure where to begin? I help adults gain the insight they need to re-work patterns and beliefs in order to discover who they are and what they want. My style is warm, genuine, and collaborative and my work is rooted in effective therapy techniques with a spirit of creativity. Some of the issues I address include: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders and body image, relationships, creative and career fulfillment, and navigating life transitions and existential dilemmas. Read more at www.fionagriffintherapy.com.
(202) 946-6254 View (202) 946-6254
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Molly Boehm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Ready for less surviving and more flourishing? Less chaos and more ease? You feel like a hot mess, pouring so much energy into getting by. You want success at school or work, better connections with your partner, friends, and family, and a satisfying sex life. You wish you could have more fun. But past failures, disappointments, heartbreak, or regrets keep haunting you. It feels like the pandemic reinforced these mental and emotional shackles.
Ready for less surviving and more flourishing? Less chaos and more ease? You feel like a hot mess, pouring so much energy into getting by. You want success at school or work, better connections with your partner, friends, and family, and a satisfying sex life. You wish you could have more fun. But past failures, disappointments, heartbreak, or regrets keep haunting you. It feels like the pandemic reinforced these mental and emotional shackles.
(571) 474-9416 View (571) 474-9416
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Katie Zale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Hi! I am thrilled you have taken the first step towards a more peaceful existence. I primarily work with adolescents through adulthood, with a special focus on young adults. Topics we can work on include feelings of depression, anxiety, disordered eating, perfectionism, people pleasing and life adjustments
Hi! I am thrilled you have taken the first step towards a more peaceful existence. I primarily work with adolescents through adulthood, with a special focus on young adults. Topics we can work on include feelings of depression, anxiety, disordered eating, perfectionism, people pleasing and life adjustments
(206) 590-7810 View (206) 590-7810

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20009

400+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in 20009 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Life Transitions
65% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% CareFirst
40% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20009 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20009?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.