Therapists in 20057

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John Loughlin-Presnal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20057
As a therapist, I strive to create a space that feels comfortable for you to talk about your unique journey towards greater wellbeing. I approach therapy with a belief that many of our areas of struggle often have roots in our natural adaptations to difficult circumstances. By being curious about the connections between current difficulties and past experiences, we can increase awareness and reflection, which can lead to important shifts in how we function in our lives.
As a therapist, I strive to create a space that feels comfortable for you to talk about your unique journey towards greater wellbeing. I approach therapy with a belief that many of our areas of struggle often have roots in our natural adaptations to difficult circumstances. By being curious about the connections between current difficulties and past experiences, we can increase awareness and reflection, which can lead to important shifts in how we function in our lives.
(814) 247-0983 View (814) 247-0983
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Erica Force
Psychologist, PhD, CMPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20057
My passion is helping adults and adolescents achieve well-being and balance. As a licensed psychologist, I offer traditional counseling services. I specialize in sport psychology, adolescent & elite athletes, women's issues, & EMDR. As a CMPC & registered Sport Psychologist with the U.S. Olympic Committee, I offer services for adults & adolescents, and have the privilege of working with athletes from youth to professional and Olympic/elite. As a psychologist, I am licensed in multiple states (District ofColumbia, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, Colorado, and Florida) and able to offer services nationwide.
My passion is helping adults and adolescents achieve well-being and balance. As a licensed psychologist, I offer traditional counseling services. I specialize in sport psychology, adolescent & elite athletes, women's issues, & EMDR. As a CMPC & registered Sport Psychologist with the U.S. Olympic Committee, I offer services for adults & adolescents, and have the privilege of working with athletes from youth to professional and Olympic/elite. As a psychologist, I am licensed in multiple states (District ofColumbia, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, Colorado, and Florida) and able to offer services nationwide.
(202) 915-1850 View (202) 915-1850
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Amber Norville
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
Do you feel lost? Angry? Overwhelmed? Isolated? I'm here to help you. I am enthusiastic about working with women who are experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, postpartum depression/anxiety, and navigating modern motherhood, and work-life "balance" (is there EVER really complete balance?). I am kind, but no nonsense in my approach. I no longer conduct free consultations. For faster response, please email to schedule your intake session. Intake sessions are only scheduled when ALL paperwork and insurance verification are completed. No exceptions made. I work with clients via telehealth ONLY at this time.
Do you feel lost? Angry? Overwhelmed? Isolated? I'm here to help you. I am enthusiastic about working with women who are experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, postpartum depression/anxiety, and navigating modern motherhood, and work-life "balance" (is there EVER really complete balance?). I am kind, but no nonsense in my approach. I no longer conduct free consultations. For faster response, please email to schedule your intake session. Intake sessions are only scheduled when ALL paperwork and insurance verification are completed. No exceptions made. I work with clients via telehealth ONLY at this time.
(910) 469-4402 View (910) 469-4402
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Philip W Meilman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
I like to work with adults, young adults, and late adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, LGBTQ+ issues, and/or substance abuse difficulties, often using an action-oriented and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach. Of necessity, the approach will vary somewhat depending on the need. A licensed clinical psychologist, I have been in practice for 46 years, and previously served as director for the Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) at Georgetown University for 15 years. Currently I am providing services virtually, by teletherapy, using a secure video platform.
I like to work with adults, young adults, and late adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, LGBTQ+ issues, and/or substance abuse difficulties, often using an action-oriented and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach. Of necessity, the approach will vary somewhat depending on the need. A licensed clinical psychologist, I have been in practice for 46 years, and previously served as director for the Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) at Georgetown University for 15 years. Currently I am providing services virtually, by teletherapy, using a secure video platform.
(607) 358-7129 View (607) 358-7129
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Dr. Leyla Mansur
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
College/university students and young adults experiencing big life changes: ever feel like despite having your "life together", you still feel stressed and overwhelmed? As far as your friends and family can tell, you're keeping it together. But, deep down you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or maybe even a little lost. Together, we help you through this by learning to prioritize your well-being, fostering insight, strengthening your relationships, and finding greater life balance.
College/university students and young adults experiencing big life changes: ever feel like despite having your "life together", you still feel stressed and overwhelmed? As far as your friends and family can tell, you're keeping it together. But, deep down you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or maybe even a little lost. Together, we help you through this by learning to prioritize your well-being, fostering insight, strengthening your relationships, and finding greater life balance.
(202) 831-2598 View (202) 831-2598
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Leanna Brisson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
You are always on call for the people in your life. But where do you fit into the equation? Sometimes life moves so fast, there's so much to get done, that we don't stop and truly experience how we're feeling about the way things are going. And when things don't naturally click, you might move into people-pleasing mode, leading to confusion of how we got here and a loss of ownership of your life. Imagine a life where you steer through your world, finding it deeply satisfying, rewarding, and completely your own. With humor and heart, I will take this journey with you as we venture into finding you again.
You are always on call for the people in your life. But where do you fit into the equation? Sometimes life moves so fast, there's so much to get done, that we don't stop and truly experience how we're feeling about the way things are going. And when things don't naturally click, you might move into people-pleasing mode, leading to confusion of how we got here and a loss of ownership of your life. Imagine a life where you steer through your world, finding it deeply satisfying, rewarding, and completely your own. With humor and heart, I will take this journey with you as we venture into finding you again.
(202) 838-5095 View (202) 838-5095
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Georgetown University
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20057
A great deal of my work is partnering with individuals who are experiencing a lack of purpose or direction in their life. This could be related to historical wounds that seem to continually resurface, a sense of feeling stuck or trapped in behavior or relationships that leave you unfulfilled, or feeling a lack of direction and focused energy. Experiencing personal agency to achieve what you want, how you want and knowing you have the capacity to achieve this, is what I foster in a therapeutic relationship. It is my personal belief that there are no limits to what is possible.
A great deal of my work is partnering with individuals who are experiencing a lack of purpose or direction in their life. This could be related to historical wounds that seem to continually resurface, a sense of feeling stuck or trapped in behavior or relationships that leave you unfulfilled, or feeling a lack of direction and focused energy. Experiencing personal agency to achieve what you want, how you want and knowing you have the capacity to achieve this, is what I foster in a therapeutic relationship. It is my personal belief that there are no limits to what is possible.
(202) 760-2897 View (202) 760-2897
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Nikkimah Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057
Hello! I am Nikkimah Davis, CEO of Safe Routes LLC. I hold a clinical social work license in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC & Pennsylvania. Safe Routes LLC has a team of therapists providing evidence-based individual, family, and couples counseling, coaching, consultation & educational training focusing on holistic, faith-based Christian counseling. Our therapists have experience working with people who express a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, narcissistic abuse, anger, internal conflict, low self-worth, sports performance, performance anxiety, mental blocks & life adjustments.
Hello! I am Nikkimah Davis, CEO of Safe Routes LLC. I hold a clinical social work license in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC & Pennsylvania. Safe Routes LLC has a team of therapists providing evidence-based individual, family, and couples counseling, coaching, consultation & educational training focusing on holistic, faith-based Christian counseling. Our therapists have experience working with people who express a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, narcissistic abuse, anger, internal conflict, low self-worth, sports performance, performance anxiety, mental blocks & life adjustments.
(571) 290-2026 View (571) 290-2026
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Jessica Harris: EMDR, Brainspotting + Ketamine
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
Are you are a business leader or executive who has limited time for weekly therapy but want to quickly reach your therapy goals? You've come to the right place. If you are struggling with personal relationships or shifting organizational changes that contribute to perfectionism, performance anxiety, restlessness, flashbacks of past traumas, and constantly feeling on edge... I can equip you with the tools you need to gain full access to the relief you need and put the control back in your hands.
Are you are a business leader or executive who has limited time for weekly therapy but want to quickly reach your therapy goals? You've come to the right place. If you are struggling with personal relationships or shifting organizational changes that contribute to perfectionism, performance anxiety, restlessness, flashbacks of past traumas, and constantly feeling on edge... I can equip you with the tools you need to gain full access to the relief you need and put the control back in your hands.
(240) 220-9423 View (240) 220-9423
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Simoné Jalon-Main
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
Whether you are taking the first steps in seeking therapy or have a history of mental health care, reaching out to a new clinician can be a difficult and scary experience. It can also feel freeing and rewarding. Wherever you are in your journey and however it is you are feeling, I am honored to support you in such an important part of your life. I aim to learn about your struggles and help guide you through these difficult times. Through evidence-based practices and a collaborative approach to treatment, we will work to make the lasting change you are seeking for a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Whether you are taking the first steps in seeking therapy or have a history of mental health care, reaching out to a new clinician can be a difficult and scary experience. It can also feel freeing and rewarding. Wherever you are in your journey and however it is you are feeling, I am honored to support you in such an important part of your life. I aim to learn about your struggles and help guide you through these difficult times. Through evidence-based practices and a collaborative approach to treatment, we will work to make the lasting change you are seeking for a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(301) 719-3363 View (301) 719-3363
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Conswella Joyce Moore
MATP, CLC, RMT, CAN, CHAP
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, un-inspired with your life and career, finding a spiritual path that is right for you or going through major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life's challenges. I'm a Transformational Therapist, Transformational Coach and advanced certified Star Astro-Numerologist. I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing, self-discovery and creating the life you want to live. I will help you embrace change with ease and grace.
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, un-inspired with your life and career, finding a spiritual path that is right for you or going through major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life's challenges. I'm a Transformational Therapist, Transformational Coach and advanced certified Star Astro-Numerologist. I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing, self-discovery and creating the life you want to live. I will help you embrace change with ease and grace.
(434) 234-4157 View (434) 234-4157
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Vinita Mehta
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057
I believe that people can heal and change - and that therapy can be a powerful tool in that process. I'm a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities, and my approach with clients is collaborative, supportive, and results-oriented. In a safe and nonjudgmental environment, my aim is to provide you with the insights and tools that will help you create a more productive and fulfilling life. We will start with where you are, and work together to make long-lasting changes.
I believe that people can heal and change - and that therapy can be a powerful tool in that process. I'm a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities, and my approach with clients is collaborative, supportive, and results-oriented. In a safe and nonjudgmental environment, my aim is to provide you with the insights and tools that will help you create a more productive and fulfilling life. We will start with where you are, and work together to make long-lasting changes.
(202) 759-3986 View (202) 759-3986
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Matthew R Schottland
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057
I will work with you to increase insight into your struggles, actively identify and work toward goals, and build resilience against stress. While I enjoy practicing with a wide variety of issues and types of people, I specialize in relationships (straight and gay), young adults, LGBT concerns, couples, anxiety and depression, and life transitions and losses. Building insight involves examining ways one's past impacts the present. I believe that this coupled with making concrete changes in one's life leads to a successful therapy. I am an active psychologist who will help you make these changes thoughtfully and effectively.
I will work with you to increase insight into your struggles, actively identify and work toward goals, and build resilience against stress. While I enjoy practicing with a wide variety of issues and types of people, I specialize in relationships (straight and gay), young adults, LGBT concerns, couples, anxiety and depression, and life transitions and losses. Building insight involves examining ways one's past impacts the present. I believe that this coupled with making concrete changes in one's life leads to a successful therapy. I am an active psychologist who will help you make these changes thoughtfully and effectively.
(732) 751-4552 View (732) 751-4552
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Sarah Goldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057
Many of us find ourselves struggling with persistent feelings, patterns, and reactions that hold us back. Perhaps you’ve tried psychotherapy before, and you have a good understanding of your problems but they haven’t changed. Or perhaps you 'know' that you are capable, worthy, and appreciated by others, but at your core, you don't feel this way. I believe that much of the time, symptoms develop from negative life experiences that have not been fully resolved.
Many of us find ourselves struggling with persistent feelings, patterns, and reactions that hold us back. Perhaps you’ve tried psychotherapy before, and you have a good understanding of your problems but they haven’t changed. Or perhaps you 'know' that you are capable, worthy, and appreciated by others, but at your core, you don't feel this way. I believe that much of the time, symptoms develop from negative life experiences that have not been fully resolved.
(571) 222-6624 View (571) 222-6624
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The Sterling Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20057
For over a decade, we've worked with adults in their 20s and 30s to help them overcome the emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges of young adulthood. We have a keen understanding of the demands on today's young adults to succeed academically, socially, and in the workplace. Our goal is to support you in developing necessary skills and resources as you pursue personal, career, and academic success. When work or school performance is a concern, our focus is on the intersection of mental health issues with these needs, two aspects of a person's life that are rarely addressed simultaneously or understood as interdependent.
For over a decade, we've worked with adults in their 20s and 30s to help them overcome the emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges of young adulthood. We have a keen understanding of the demands on today's young adults to succeed academically, socially, and in the workplace. Our goal is to support you in developing necessary skills and resources as you pursue personal, career, and academic success. When work or school performance is a concern, our focus is on the intersection of mental health issues with these needs, two aspects of a person's life that are rarely addressed simultaneously or understood as interdependent.
(202) 301-4981 View (202) 301-4981
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Mary Heston Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057
Not accepting new clients
Seeking to improve your relationships through the process of therapy can be an important but difficult step to take. As a licensed clinical social worker, I work with individual adults, families, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, transitions, interpersonal difficulties, and other mental health issues that can develop in the face of life stressors.
Seeking to improve your relationships through the process of therapy can be an important but difficult step to take. As a licensed clinical social worker, I work with individual adults, families, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, transitions, interpersonal difficulties, and other mental health issues that can develop in the face of life stressors.
(703) 596-3646 View (703) 596-3646
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Christina Fals
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual Hispanic American Licensed Clinical Social Worker, offering virtual counseling services in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Puerto Rico. With a holistic approach to mental health, I provide personalized treatment for a diverse range of challenges. My focus is on offering compassionate support to individuals navigating life's obstacles. I specialize in helping clients with disruptive behaviors, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, ADHD, gender identity exploration, and provide affirming care for LGBTQ individuals.
I am a bilingual Hispanic American Licensed Clinical Social Worker, offering virtual counseling services in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Puerto Rico. With a holistic approach to mental health, I provide personalized treatment for a diverse range of challenges. My focus is on offering compassionate support to individuals navigating life's obstacles. I specialize in helping clients with disruptive behaviors, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, ADHD, gender identity exploration, and provide affirming care for LGBTQ individuals.
(202) 915-1422 View (202) 915-1422
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Becca Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
You a woman who wants to feel like you have your feet underneath you, but deep down you are struggling with constantly feeling on edge or disconnected from life. You may have had a life changing event or maybe several events that are weighing heavily on you. You may be fed up trying to survive the day to day. You might not remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to release the things weighing you down. You’re ready to have a better sense of control over your life. Most of all, you’re ready to transform into the best version of yourself.
You a woman who wants to feel like you have your feet underneath you, but deep down you are struggling with constantly feeling on edge or disconnected from life. You may have had a life changing event or maybe several events that are weighing heavily on you. You may be fed up trying to survive the day to day. You might not remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to release the things weighing you down. You’re ready to have a better sense of control over your life. Most of all, you’re ready to transform into the best version of yourself.
(207) 518-7508 View (207) 518-7508
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Harry Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20057
Harry is a DC native and LPC now taking clients. He has 14 years in the mental health field and sees clients with a wide array of mood/emotional/behavioral concerns. Harry often works with clients grappling with major depressive disorder and anxiety. Mood disorders, transitions, and other life stressors play a regular role in his practice.
Harry is a DC native and LPC now taking clients. He has 14 years in the mental health field and sees clients with a wide array of mood/emotional/behavioral concerns. Harry often works with clients grappling with major depressive disorder and anxiety. Mood disorders, transitions, and other life stressors play a regular role in his practice.
(202) 952-2101 View (202) 952-2101
Photo of Jamie Steele, Marriage & Family Therapist in 20057, DC
Jamie Steele
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20057
Welcome! I primarily work with clients who are struggling with life transitions or relational concerns. This may include leaving a faith tradition, gaining or losing a partner, exploring sexuality, dealing with old "stuff," working through identity 'stuff,' or getting unstuck. I work with clients from traditional to alternative and everything between, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, orientation, spirituality or relational preferences. I am committed to a social justice practice of anti-racist and affirming care. I tend to see many clients who have had negative experiences with therapists in the past.
Welcome! I primarily work with clients who are struggling with life transitions or relational concerns. This may include leaving a faith tradition, gaining or losing a partner, exploring sexuality, dealing with old "stuff," working through identity 'stuff,' or getting unstuck. I work with clients from traditional to alternative and everything between, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, orientation, spirituality or relational preferences. I am committed to a social justice practice of anti-racist and affirming care. I tend to see many clients who have had negative experiences with therapists in the past.
(202) 831-2975 View (202) 831-2975

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20057

80+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in 20057 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
93% Depression
76% Life Transitions
74% Stress
66% Grief
66% Trauma and PTSD
59% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth
20% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 20057 see their clients

69% Online Only
31% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20057?

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.