Therapists in 20037

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Erica (Suh) Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Sometimes there are significant disruptions in life that not only affect the present, but also the future. They have the potential to impact how we see ourselves, how we talk to ourselves and others, and can even create negative beliefs about our world. I believe our past experiences shape who we are and how we interact with people today and in the future. My goal is to help you explore different areas of your life that need love and healing, and equip you with the strategies you need to handle what life throws at you. I also believe in using the strengths you already have to help you use them for healing, growth, and change.
Sometimes there are significant disruptions in life that not only affect the present, but also the future. They have the potential to impact how we see ourselves, how we talk to ourselves and others, and can even create negative beliefs about our world. I believe our past experiences shape who we are and how we interact with people today and in the future. My goal is to help you explore different areas of your life that need love and healing, and equip you with the strategies you need to handle what life throws at you. I also believe in using the strengths you already have to help you use them for healing, growth, and change.
(202) 932-7255 View (202) 932-7255
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Frog Point Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD , MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Frog Point Therapy are DC's relationship experts. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of being human: relationship to self, others, and the world. Our therapists specialize in curating a highly individualized treatment experience. We integrate classic western psychotherapeutic approaches, eastern wisdom traditions, and modern research on human development to help clients create stronger bonds with ourselves, the people in our lives, and the world around us and believe that healthy relationships on all three levels are essential to well-being and happiness.
Frog Point Therapy are DC's relationship experts. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of being human: relationship to self, others, and the world. Our therapists specialize in curating a highly individualized treatment experience. We integrate classic western psychotherapeutic approaches, eastern wisdom traditions, and modern research on human development to help clients create stronger bonds with ourselves, the people in our lives, and the world around us and believe that healthy relationships on all three levels are essential to well-being and happiness.
(202) 519-1046 x1 View (202) 519-1046 x1
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Michaela Fitzgerald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinician in Washington, DC. I am excited about working with you and helping resolve your most personal issues. These include: codependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, interpersonal issues, grief, and trauma. I have had substantial experience in all of these areas.
I am a licensed clinician in Washington, DC. I am excited about working with you and helping resolve your most personal issues. These include: codependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, interpersonal issues, grief, and trauma. I have had substantial experience in all of these areas.
(844) 751-1471 View (844) 751-1471
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Laura J. George
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037
I believe therapy is a collaborative relationship that can lead to finding new and positive ways of relating to people and situations in your life. In therapy, we look at the distinctive ways in which you relate to me and others, whether or not you are aware of them, and then we analyze them so you can consciously begin to do something different. I want to make psychotherapy affordable, so I accept clients on a sliding scale basis, from $100 to $150. I would be happy to hear from you.
I believe therapy is a collaborative relationship that can lead to finding new and positive ways of relating to people and situations in your life. In therapy, we look at the distinctive ways in which you relate to me and others, whether or not you are aware of them, and then we analyze them so you can consciously begin to do something different. I want to make psychotherapy affordable, so I accept clients on a sliding scale basis, from $100 to $150. I would be happy to hear from you.
(202) 656-9918 View (202) 656-9918
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N.E. Beautiful Mind
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037
Are you a parent of a child who is experiencing a change in their mood, level of stress or anxiety? Maybe you are a young adult who is uncertain about the future. Perhaps you are an athlete or entertainer that is experiencing performance anxiety. If that is the case, you've found the right place. N.E. Beautiful Mind has been established as a dedicated mental health organization, unwavering in its commitment to normalizing the profound benefits and transformative impact that therapeutic support can have on individuals.
Are you a parent of a child who is experiencing a change in their mood, level of stress or anxiety? Maybe you are a young adult who is uncertain about the future. Perhaps you are an athlete or entertainer that is experiencing performance anxiety. If that is the case, you've found the right place. N.E. Beautiful Mind has been established as a dedicated mental health organization, unwavering in its commitment to normalizing the profound benefits and transformative impact that therapeutic support can have on individuals.
(202) 335-7140 View (202) 335-7140
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Philip Gloninger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037
In life, work, and relationships, do you ever find yourself feeling as if something is missing? Sitting with such a feeling is difficult, and, in our work together, I will use a blend of honesty and compassion to explore those feelings with you. My approach is warm, engaging, direct, and depth-oriented. As a therapist, I want to meet you where you are and to know you and how you think about yourself in the world. We will create a space to collaboratively discover how certain beliefs may be misperceptions or adding to the sense of limitation that you feel.
In life, work, and relationships, do you ever find yourself feeling as if something is missing? Sitting with such a feeling is difficult, and, in our work together, I will use a blend of honesty and compassion to explore those feelings with you. My approach is warm, engaging, direct, and depth-oriented. As a therapist, I want to meet you where you are and to know you and how you think about yourself in the world. We will create a space to collaboratively discover how certain beliefs may be misperceptions or adding to the sense of limitation that you feel.
(610) 756-8151 View (610) 756-8151
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Martha Dupecher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
By the time people get to me they’ve often tried many things. They’ve read self-help books, perused articles, confided in friends about problems that just don’t seem to go away. Those issues span the gamut, from difficulty with family members to on-the-job problems, to outright trauma, to a nagging sense of dissatisfaction with life. “What can I do about this?” people want to know. My answer is usually something along the lines of “Let’s try to understand more.” Things are often not what they seem at first glance. My office is a place to figure things out, to increase empathy for yourself and others, and to make needed changes.
By the time people get to me they’ve often tried many things. They’ve read self-help books, perused articles, confided in friends about problems that just don’t seem to go away. Those issues span the gamut, from difficulty with family members to on-the-job problems, to outright trauma, to a nagging sense of dissatisfaction with life. “What can I do about this?” people want to know. My answer is usually something along the lines of “Let’s try to understand more.” Things are often not what they seem at first glance. My office is a place to figure things out, to increase empathy for yourself and others, and to make needed changes.
(202) 760-4890 View (202) 760-4890
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Michael F Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Michael F. Shea, LICSW, is a integrative psychotherapist operating a private practice in Washington, DC with over 28 years of experience. Utilizing a holistic approach to health and healing, he integrates the disciplines of Social Work, Mind-Body Medicine, and Spirituality to aid those who seek self-awareness. He works with individuals, couples, families, groups, and corporate executive teams. His specialties include: addictions, mood disorders, pain management, crisis intervention, spiritual crisis, and strategic planning. He is certified by and is on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.
Michael F. Shea, LICSW, is a integrative psychotherapist operating a private practice in Washington, DC with over 28 years of experience. Utilizing a holistic approach to health and healing, he integrates the disciplines of Social Work, Mind-Body Medicine, and Spirituality to aid those who seek self-awareness. He works with individuals, couples, families, groups, and corporate executive teams. His specialties include: addictions, mood disorders, pain management, crisis intervention, spiritual crisis, and strategic planning. He is certified by and is on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.
(202) 760-2045 View (202) 760-2045
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Amber R Cargill
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037
**Due to COVID-19, all services are virtual.** The decision to engage in the process of seeking help or making change is one that takes courage. It is important that the professional you work with has an appreciation for your story and your context.
**Due to COVID-19, all services are virtual.** The decision to engage in the process of seeking help or making change is one that takes courage. It is important that the professional you work with has an appreciation for your story and your context.
(703) 879-6616 View (703) 879-6616
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Mary C Quigley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals. My specialties include grief counseling, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and couples conflict. I have over 30 years of experience working with young adults in university settings and with individuals and couples in private practice. I have been the head clinician in an eating disorder and mood disorder clinic at a major university. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are struggling with low self worth and self loathing. I also have an expertise in working with gay couples.
I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals. My specialties include grief counseling, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and couples conflict. I have over 30 years of experience working with young adults in university settings and with individuals and couples in private practice. I have been the head clinician in an eating disorder and mood disorder clinic at a major university. I am particularly interested in working with clients who are struggling with low self worth and self loathing. I also have an expertise in working with gay couples.
(202) 417-2746 View (202) 417-2746
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Amy Hall
Counselor, MS, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
I believe that most people struggle at some points in their life. Many people find a way through that struggle, but it can take a while, and some people get stuck in the struggle. I can help you get to the root of what’s holding you back. One of my strengths is helping people dig through the clutter to find the real reasons they are stuck. Therapy is a place to process emotions and examine ways of thinking that hold us back from living a fuller and more fulfilling life. My priorities are to meet you where you are, figure out what’s going on together, and develop effective plans for change, to conquer challenges and nurture growth.
I believe that most people struggle at some points in their life. Many people find a way through that struggle, but it can take a while, and some people get stuck in the struggle. I can help you get to the root of what’s holding you back. One of my strengths is helping people dig through the clutter to find the real reasons they are stuck. Therapy is a place to process emotions and examine ways of thinking that hold us back from living a fuller and more fulfilling life. My priorities are to meet you where you are, figure out what’s going on together, and develop effective plans for change, to conquer challenges and nurture growth.
(202) 760-4829 x3 View (202) 760-4829 x3
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Madelaine Claire Weiss
LICSW, MBA, BCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a Harvard trained practitioner and Board Certified Coach with > 30 years experience helping people find success and satisfaction in work and life. Together we will define where you want to go in your life & how you will get there - with special emphasis on what's in the way. You may work on one or more parts of your life. Since 'You are You' wherever you may go, you may find that gains you make in one part of your life significantly improve other parts too. You will decide which part(s) of your life you want to work on. These may include: Work, Play, Family, Friends, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Money, Romance...
Hello, I am a Harvard trained practitioner and Board Certified Coach with > 30 years experience helping people find success and satisfaction in work and life. Together we will define where you want to go in your life & how you will get there - with special emphasis on what's in the way. You may work on one or more parts of your life. Since 'You are You' wherever you may go, you may find that gains you make in one part of your life significantly improve other parts too. You will decide which part(s) of your life you want to work on. These may include: Work, Play, Family, Friends, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Money, Romance...
(202) 499-4550 View (202) 499-4550
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Natalie X Korytnyk
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Are you feeling frustrated, stuck, or unhappy in your work life or relationships? Is there a deep loneliness with no one to talk to or really understand? Psychotherapy can help and heal. With over 30 years experience, I work by creating a safe, nurturing and understanding therapeutic relationship. My approach is to actively listen and work collaboratively on gaining a deeper understanding of the feelings, internal struggles, obstacles, the impact of earlier life experiences, as well as repeating patterns of behavior that may be underlying symptoms and the root cause of difficulties.
Are you feeling frustrated, stuck, or unhappy in your work life or relationships? Is there a deep loneliness with no one to talk to or really understand? Psychotherapy can help and heal. With over 30 years experience, I work by creating a safe, nurturing and understanding therapeutic relationship. My approach is to actively listen and work collaboratively on gaining a deeper understanding of the feelings, internal struggles, obstacles, the impact of earlier life experiences, as well as repeating patterns of behavior that may be underlying symptoms and the root cause of difficulties.
(202) 681-2924 View (202) 681-2924
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Donna Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Donna Schwartz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has maintained a private practice in Washington, DC for over 25 years. She has over 30 years of experience helping individuals and couples. Donna specializes in the treatment of anxiety, binge eating disorder, couple's counseling to include pre-marital counseling, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum anxiety and depression. In addition to being a prominent psychotherapist, Ms. Schwartz is an Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences since 2010.
Donna Schwartz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has maintained a private practice in Washington, DC for over 25 years. She has over 30 years of experience helping individuals and couples. Donna specializes in the treatment of anxiety, binge eating disorder, couple's counseling to include pre-marital counseling, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum anxiety and depression. In addition to being a prominent psychotherapist, Ms. Schwartz is an Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences since 2010.
(202) 804-2484 View (202) 804-2484
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Lindsay A. Perrin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
I take an eclectic approach to therapy and integrate many treatment modalities, including behavioral, cognitive, dialectic, and relational. In this way, I incorporate many different tools and techniques into a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is tailored to the needs of each individual client. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals so that they can talk openly about their concerns without fear of stigma or criticism. Please see my website www.DrLindsayPerrin.com for additional information.
I take an eclectic approach to therapy and integrate many treatment modalities, including behavioral, cognitive, dialectic, and relational. In this way, I incorporate many different tools and techniques into a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is tailored to the needs of each individual client. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals so that they can talk openly about their concerns without fear of stigma or criticism. Please see my website www.DrLindsayPerrin.com for additional information.
(202) 796-5808 View (202) 796-5808
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Kimberly Ottinger
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Your heart has been broken - you just went through a painful breakup. You feel like life as you know it is over and you can't imagine ever feeling good again or getting back into the dating world. I will coach you into making this breakup the best experience of your life. I offer one on one coaching via virtual video chat and at times that are convenient to your busy schedule - evenings, weekends, mornings, whatever works for you.
Your heart has been broken - you just went through a painful breakup. You feel like life as you know it is over and you can't imagine ever feeling good again or getting back into the dating world. I will coach you into making this breakup the best experience of your life. I offer one on one coaching via virtual video chat and at times that are convenient to your busy schedule - evenings, weekends, mornings, whatever works for you.
(202) 918-3495 View (202) 918-3495
Christine L. Zepka, LICSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Strengthen your quality of life. Emotional and psychological stress can create significant difficulties in reaching one's life goals. As a licensed independent clinical social worker, I provide intensive psychotherapy for adults, couples, college students, veterans and adolescents. My clinical focus involves working collaboratively to identify and treat painful symptoms that can lead to struggles in work, school and relationships.
Strengthen your quality of life. Emotional and psychological stress can create significant difficulties in reaching one's life goals. As a licensed independent clinical social worker, I provide intensive psychotherapy for adults, couples, college students, veterans and adolescents. My clinical focus involves working collaboratively to identify and treat painful symptoms that can lead to struggles in work, school and relationships.
(202) 751-4299 View (202) 751-4299
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Dr. Aliza Goldberg
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Thanks for taking a look at my profile! I provide individual and couples therapy to adults and enjoy helping clients work through anxiety, trauma, attachment and relationship challenges, life transitions, and identity-related concerns. As your therapist, I will strive to understand your challenges and symptoms in the context of your personal history, biology, relationships, and intersectional identities. We will work collaboratively to develop an individualized treatment plan informed by our shared understanding of your presenting concerns and goals, my knowledge of psychology and evidence-based treatments, and your feedback.
Thanks for taking a look at my profile! I provide individual and couples therapy to adults and enjoy helping clients work through anxiety, trauma, attachment and relationship challenges, life transitions, and identity-related concerns. As your therapist, I will strive to understand your challenges and symptoms in the context of your personal history, biology, relationships, and intersectional identities. We will work collaboratively to develop an individualized treatment plan informed by our shared understanding of your presenting concerns and goals, my knowledge of psychology and evidence-based treatments, and your feedback.
(202) 915-7459 View (202) 915-7459
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Teresa Harris
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MBA, CPT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches. After 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry, I’ve worked with those struggling with unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. Working with these clients often utilizes elements of mindfulness and self-compassion toward a life of more self-love.
My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches. After 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry, I’ve worked with those struggling with unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. Working with these clients often utilizes elements of mindfulness and self-compassion toward a life of more self-love.
(202) 769-0591 View (202) 769-0591
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Mary Hope Blase
MS, APRN, CNS
Not Verified Not Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Welcome! I am an adult psychotherapist, licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). These credentials, coupled with nearly 30 years of related experience, allow me to address clients' needs holistically in individual, couples and group psychotherapy. Many individuals struggle with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, loss, addictions, and adjustment to change. My style is direct, compassionate and interactive and relies on evidenced-based practices. I am open to the LGBT community. I aim to help individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to enhance their lives.
Welcome! I am an adult psychotherapist, licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). These credentials, coupled with nearly 30 years of related experience, allow me to address clients' needs holistically in individual, couples and group psychotherapy. Many individuals struggle with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, loss, addictions, and adjustment to change. My style is direct, compassionate and interactive and relies on evidenced-based practices. I am open to the LGBT community. I aim to help individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to enhance their lives.
(202) 759-3991 View (202) 759-3991

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20037

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 20037 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Grief
63% Coping Skills
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Cigna and Evernorth
55% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% CareFirst

How Therapists in 20037 see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20037?

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.