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Synergy Wellness Therapeutic Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, LPC, ACS
Verified
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Important: I Am Not Taking Clients at the Moment. Have you been dragging through life, on auto-pilot, waiting for things to "just get back to normal"? Have you experienced things in life that have held you back from reaching your potential for greatness? The good news is that you have come to the right place to declare healing!
Important: I Am Not Taking Clients at the Moment. Have you been dragging through life, on auto-pilot, waiting for things to "just get back to normal"? Have you experienced things in life that have held you back from reaching your potential for greatness? The good news is that you have come to the right place to declare healing!
(301) 701-3228 View (301) 701-3228
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Dr. Jessica Peck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been feeling stressed out, anxious, or depressed lately? Have you had trouble with relationships? My experience includes working with individuals and families that suffer from substance abuse and codependency, trauma, depression, anxiety, relational issues, ADHD, and adjustment or transitional issues. I also have experience working in long term care settings for people dealing with chronic health issues and cognitive impairment.
Have you been feeling stressed out, anxious, or depressed lately? Have you had trouble with relationships? My experience includes working with individuals and families that suffer from substance abuse and codependency, trauma, depression, anxiety, relational issues, ADHD, and adjustment or transitional issues. I also have experience working in long term care settings for people dealing with chronic health issues and cognitive impairment.
(301) 281-6075 View (301) 281-6075
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Elevate Behavioral Health & Wellness, Inc
Counselor, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with stress, sadness, or overwhelming worry? Have you experienced a loss? Are you having trouble with sleep? Are you overrun with "what ifs" or feelings of inadequacy? My name is Ingrid and I am the resident therapist and coach. I work best with clients that are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression, grief, sleep disruption, and/ or poor self-care. This ideal client is ready for change but needs encouragement, accountability and support to discover their individual path towards acceptance, wellness, balance, rest or restoration.
Are you dealing with stress, sadness, or overwhelming worry? Have you experienced a loss? Are you having trouble with sleep? Are you overrun with "what ifs" or feelings of inadequacy? My name is Ingrid and I am the resident therapist and coach. I work best with clients that are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression, grief, sleep disruption, and/ or poor self-care. This ideal client is ready for change but needs encouragement, accountability and support to discover their individual path towards acceptance, wellness, balance, rest or restoration.
(301) 945-7494 View (301) 945-7494
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Ashley Corbett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, CCTP
Verified
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I'm Ashley Corbett, also known as the "Mama Whisperer" by my mom clients and "Ms. Ashley" by my teen clients. I specialize in accelerated recovery from depression and trauma and have supported the generational healing of mothers for 17+ years. I am also highly effective in improving the mental wellness of teens ages 16+. With my help, teens are empowered to share what's truly ailing them. My passion for healing the hearts and minds of people runs deep. I meet you where you are, confirm what you've been wondering, and help provide clarity on your life experiences. Your voice and feelings are valued. Here is where healing happens.
Hi! I'm Ashley Corbett, also known as the "Mama Whisperer" by my mom clients and "Ms. Ashley" by my teen clients. I specialize in accelerated recovery from depression and trauma and have supported the generational healing of mothers for 17+ years. I am also highly effective in improving the mental wellness of teens ages 16+. With my help, teens are empowered to share what's truly ailing them. My passion for healing the hearts and minds of people runs deep. I meet you where you are, confirm what you've been wondering, and help provide clarity on your life experiences. Your voice and feelings are valued. Here is where healing happens.
(301) 835-1532 View (301) 835-1532
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Anthony Esser
Counselor, MSEd, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602
Understanding the source of our mental health concerns can be complex but finding healing doesn't have to be. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and grief. Unwanted or compulsive behaviors, addictions, and troubled relationships. Whatever mental health concerns are disrupting your life, they likely have a variety of causes - oppressive societal systems, abusive relationships, traumatic life events, or any number of physiological diversity or disorder (neurological, hormonal, genetic, etc.). If you're reading this you're ready to take back control of your mental health and make steps toward healing.
Understanding the source of our mental health concerns can be complex but finding healing doesn't have to be. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and grief. Unwanted or compulsive behaviors, addictions, and troubled relationships. Whatever mental health concerns are disrupting your life, they likely have a variety of causes - oppressive societal systems, abusive relationships, traumatic life events, or any number of physiological diversity or disorder (neurological, hormonal, genetic, etc.). If you're reading this you're ready to take back control of your mental health and make steps toward healing.
(443) 672-4755 View (443) 672-4755
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Angelica F. Batts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602
Hello there! I'm thrilled to be a part of True Blue Behavioral Health, and I'm ready to connect with you. Right now, I have open slots for both daytime and evening appointments. I specialize in counseling services, specifically focusing on symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, mood, and personality disorders. My approach is unique, as I blend expertise from various areas, including anxiety, depression, self-image, trauma, women's issues, relationships and personality disorders.
Hello there! I'm thrilled to be a part of True Blue Behavioral Health, and I'm ready to connect with you. Right now, I have open slots for both daytime and evening appointments. I specialize in counseling services, specifically focusing on symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, mood, and personality disorders. My approach is unique, as I blend expertise from various areas, including anxiety, depression, self-image, trauma, women's issues, relationships and personality disorders.
(301) 517-9012 View (301) 517-9012
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Renee A. Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Are you suffering in silence? Are there days when you do not feel like yourself, but you find the self-motivation to complete your daily activities? Are you feeling worried, fearful, or overwhelmed? Do you have so many concerns that you do not know where to start? Is your faith being challenged? These scenarios can trigger changes in the way that you think, feel, and act. As women, we carry the weight of the past, the family, employment, and other obligations. As a result, this can lead to feeling unfulfilled. How would your life be different if you had the opportunity to discuss the things that are troubling you?
Are you suffering in silence? Are there days when you do not feel like yourself, but you find the self-motivation to complete your daily activities? Are you feeling worried, fearful, or overwhelmed? Do you have so many concerns that you do not know where to start? Is your faith being challenged? These scenarios can trigger changes in the way that you think, feel, and act. As women, we carry the weight of the past, the family, employment, and other obligations. As a result, this can lead to feeling unfulfilled. How would your life be different if you had the opportunity to discuss the things that are troubling you?
(301) 719-3230 View (301) 719-3230
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True Blue Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Coming Soon)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Waldorf, MD 20602
True Blue Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program. The program includes weekly individual therapy and group skills training sessions, as-needed phone coaching for additional support, and therapist consultation (therapists only). DTB is an evidence-based treatment designed to treat individuals who struggle with emotion regulation difficulties, engage in problem behaviors such as suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, or individuals who may have difficulties with depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, borderline personality or have a history of traumatic experiences.
True Blue Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program. The program includes weekly individual therapy and group skills training sessions, as-needed phone coaching for additional support, and therapist consultation (therapists only). DTB is an evidence-based treatment designed to treat individuals who struggle with emotion regulation difficulties, engage in problem behaviors such as suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, or individuals who may have difficulties with depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, borderline personality or have a history of traumatic experiences.
(301) 923-4218 View (301) 923-4218
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All Is Well Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You deserve peace. Counseling is a critical part of your wellness journey. During sessions, we will not judge- we actively listen and provide support. While building rapport, we explore your feelings and behaviors. We will then work together to identify your goals and learn to implement practical solutions for aspects of your life you hope to better understand or improve. Sessions are eclectic- providing a range of tools for your toolbox. During sessions, we hope you feel empowered to share the things that are helpful and the modalities that are a good fit.
You deserve peace. Counseling is a critical part of your wellness journey. During sessions, we will not judge- we actively listen and provide support. While building rapport, we explore your feelings and behaviors. We will then work together to identify your goals and learn to implement practical solutions for aspects of your life you hope to better understand or improve. Sessions are eclectic- providing a range of tools for your toolbox. During sessions, we hope you feel empowered to share the things that are helpful and the modalities that are a good fit.
(301) 769-7249 View (301) 769-7249
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H.O.P.E Behavioral Health
1 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602
H.O.P.E Behavioral Health (HBH) is an accredited Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OMHC) that provides an array of services, which include individual counseling for adults and children, couples and family counseling, case management and medication management. HBH strives to improve the quality of life for all clients by providing the highest quality of mental health services and timely access to services and treatments.
H.O.P.E Behavioral Health (HBH) is an accredited Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OMHC) that provides an array of services, which include individual counseling for adults and children, couples and family counseling, case management and medication management. HBH strives to improve the quality of life for all clients by providing the highest quality of mental health services and timely access to services and treatments.
(301) 205-5979 View (301) 205-5979
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Free Mind Integrated Services, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RYT-200
Verified
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Welcome! Congratulations on taking your first step/s in seeking quality, professional mental health support to create meaning and find solutions in your life. My name is Stacey Rowe. I am known loving as “ Thee Hope Dealer” by those I serve. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I believe that my years in the trenches and overcoming some of life’s toughest battles gives me the fortitude to stand alongside you in your mission of finding your happiness.
Welcome! Congratulations on taking your first step/s in seeking quality, professional mental health support to create meaning and find solutions in your life. My name is Stacey Rowe. I am known loving as “ Thee Hope Dealer” by those I serve. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I believe that my years in the trenches and overcoming some of life’s toughest battles gives me the fortitude to stand alongside you in your mission of finding your happiness.
(301) 610-3435 x20653 View (301) 610-3435 x20653
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Tiarra M Abu-Bakr
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602
Hey! I'm Tiarra Abu-Bakr, The founder of True Self Holistic Therapy. I am a Holistic Mental Health Therapist and I am deeply passionate about Self Discovery. The ideal TSHT client is feeling emotionally imbalanced, feeling disconnected from self and community, is seeking authenticity, is ready to address unresolved trauma, and maybe feeling the tug to go deeper spiritually. At True Self Holistic Therapy, we embark on a transformative journey with you, guiding you back to the essence of who you truly are. Rooted in the belief that true healing encompasses the mind, body, and spirit.
Hey! I'm Tiarra Abu-Bakr, The founder of True Self Holistic Therapy. I am a Holistic Mental Health Therapist and I am deeply passionate about Self Discovery. The ideal TSHT client is feeling emotionally imbalanced, feeling disconnected from self and community, is seeking authenticity, is ready to address unresolved trauma, and maybe feeling the tug to go deeper spiritually. At True Self Holistic Therapy, we embark on a transformative journey with you, guiding you back to the essence of who you truly are. Rooted in the belief that true healing encompasses the mind, body, and spirit.
(240) 546-6736 View (240) 546-6736
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YBailey Consulting LLC
Counselor, LCPC-S, LPC, NCC, CCTS II
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
My ideal clients are young adults and professional men and women. Are you having difficulty managing stress, anxiety and the responsibilities of life? I enjoy supporting my patients through the trials and tribulations of this thing called "LIFE." It's important for me to be transparent, goal oriented and allow my client to be themselves in their sessions. It's important to "Build a Great Relationship with your Client!" This drives their progress, their openness and their will to change and grow! Self-Love =Self-Acceptance =Growth!! I am licensed in DC, MD and VA
My ideal clients are young adults and professional men and women. Are you having difficulty managing stress, anxiety and the responsibilities of life? I enjoy supporting my patients through the trials and tribulations of this thing called "LIFE." It's important for me to be transparent, goal oriented and allow my client to be themselves in their sessions. It's important to "Build a Great Relationship with your Client!" This drives their progress, their openness and their will to change and grow! Self-Love =Self-Acceptance =Growth!! I am licensed in DC, MD and VA
(240) 547-3966 View (240) 547-3966
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Tony Oby
LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602
Throughout the course of life we are all faced with adversity, barriers and need guidance in making the right decision. I offer a Holistic Person Centered Therapy approach by blending various theories and modalities. Each therapy session is catered specifically to the individual strengths and weakness. Although we may have similar issues, those issues can affect us in totally different ways. My goal is to use the best therapeutic technique that will best meet my client's individual needs. I want my clients to feel that they matter and that their concerns are my concerns and together I can help them live and enjoy life.
Throughout the course of life we are all faced with adversity, barriers and need guidance in making the right decision. I offer a Holistic Person Centered Therapy approach by blending various theories and modalities. Each therapy session is catered specifically to the individual strengths and weakness. Although we may have similar issues, those issues can affect us in totally different ways. My goal is to use the best therapeutic technique that will best meet my client's individual needs. I want my clients to feel that they matter and that their concerns are my concerns and together I can help them live and enjoy life.
(240) 883-5254 View (240) 883-5254
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Tiara Williams
Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a therapist with 10+ years working with children, adolescents, and adults? How about one who's passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential by developing skills to make positive changes. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship/peer issues and ADHD. I also work with families navigating parent/child conflict. I teach them effective communication and how to relate to one another in the age of social media. I help individuals regain balance and assist them in making meaningful strides towards their goals for treatment.
Are you looking for a therapist with 10+ years working with children, adolescents, and adults? How about one who's passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential by developing skills to make positive changes. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship/peer issues and ADHD. I also work with families navigating parent/child conflict. I teach them effective communication and how to relate to one another in the age of social media. I help individuals regain balance and assist them in making meaningful strides towards their goals for treatment.
(240) 607-5672 View (240) 607-5672
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True Wellness LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Greetings! I understand that life burdens can be hard to manage. And, at times, you feel overwhelm with no hope in sight. My desire is to provide compassionate, supportive, and comprehensive services to help you get to your greater potential of healing and self-worth. I will provide the best effective skills and strategies for you to live a happy, healthy, and productive life. So, let us begin the journey today!
Greetings! I understand that life burdens can be hard to manage. And, at times, you feel overwhelm with no hope in sight. My desire is to provide compassionate, supportive, and comprehensive services to help you get to your greater potential of healing and self-worth. I will provide the best effective skills and strategies for you to live a happy, healthy, and productive life. So, let us begin the journey today!
(301) 679-7771 View (301) 679-7771
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Bertha L White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Waldorf, MD 20602
While past and current circumstances may significantly impact your life and leave you feeling broken, healing and support to recover is available. Be encouraged. Many of us need help from time to time to see ourselves more clearly and to develop a new way of living fuller lives. Now is the time to take the first step in your journey to personal growth, wellness and stability in your life. Allow me to encourage and empower you with tools and coping skills necessary to navigate your life's challenges, so that you can lead a life that's more mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually balanced.
While past and current circumstances may significantly impact your life and leave you feeling broken, healing and support to recover is available. Be encouraged. Many of us need help from time to time to see ourselves more clearly and to develop a new way of living fuller lives. Now is the time to take the first step in your journey to personal growth, wellness and stability in your life. Allow me to encourage and empower you with tools and coping skills necessary to navigate your life's challenges, so that you can lead a life that's more mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually balanced.
(240) 979-0663 View (240) 979-0663
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Dr. Philip A Thorn
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602
You may have thought about getting some counseling or coaching for a while. Please set your worries aside. There's not a person alive who couldn't benefit from professional guidance from time to time. Whether you are suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, sadness, anger, a loss of meaning in life, or a difficult relationship, I could be of help. Also, if you simply want to have less stress, a better marriage or improved motivation, I can help. While I do not accept insurance, my office will give you a claim form that you can submit to your insurer. Importantly, I also offer a sliding fee scale for consultation and coaching.
You may have thought about getting some counseling or coaching for a while. Please set your worries aside. There's not a person alive who couldn't benefit from professional guidance from time to time. Whether you are suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, sadness, anger, a loss of meaning in life, or a difficult relationship, I could be of help. Also, if you simply want to have less stress, a better marriage or improved motivation, I can help. While I do not accept insurance, my office will give you a claim form that you can submit to your insurer. Importantly, I also offer a sliding fee scale for consultation and coaching.
(301) 246-2918 View (301) 246-2918
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LaShay Johnson
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Waldorf, MD 20602  (Online Only)
Harsh life experiences may have taught you to protect yourself in order to avoid further injury. You are not broken. You may be experiencing emotional injury, and/or psychological distress, but this does not communicate brokenness. On the contrary, this communicates an emotional BUILD. Troubling issues like that of anxiety, depression, women's issues, trauma, etc. often cause imbalance in our lives and may even cause impairment in one or more areas of life functioning if not treated. I have a passion for helping others reach a place of balance in their life, so that they may live in peace. “Peace Over Everything” is my motto.
Harsh life experiences may have taught you to protect yourself in order to avoid further injury. You are not broken. You may be experiencing emotional injury, and/or psychological distress, but this does not communicate brokenness. On the contrary, this communicates an emotional BUILD. Troubling issues like that of anxiety, depression, women's issues, trauma, etc. often cause imbalance in our lives and may even cause impairment in one or more areas of life functioning if not treated. I have a passion for helping others reach a place of balance in their life, so that they may live in peace. “Peace Over Everything” is my motto.
(202) 831-4031 View (202) 831-4031
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Phylicia Wooten
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waldorf, MD 20602
I believe that we learn unhealthy and unproductive ways of thinking that can lead to feelings and behaviors that are detrimental to the fullness of our lives. However, just as we learned to live this way, we can also teach ourselves to live healthy and more fulfilling lives. Through an of exploration of patterns and a CBT approach toward change, I move with clients towards a deeper understanding of current challenges in order to affect change in their lives. I provide an open and non-judgmental space for in-depth discussion of needs and special exploration of strengths and hopes to move towards a healthy and productive life.
I believe that we learn unhealthy and unproductive ways of thinking that can lead to feelings and behaviors that are detrimental to the fullness of our lives. However, just as we learned to live this way, we can also teach ourselves to live healthy and more fulfilling lives. Through an of exploration of patterns and a CBT approach toward change, I move with clients towards a deeper understanding of current challenges in order to affect change in their lives. I provide an open and non-judgmental space for in-depth discussion of needs and special exploration of strengths and hopes to move towards a healthy and productive life.
(301) 205-5108 View (301) 205-5108

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20602

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20602 who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
81% Anxiety
69% Coping Skills
63% Self Esteem
61% Relationship Issues
59% Grief
54% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% CareFirst
65% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20602 see their clients

62% Online Only
38% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20602?

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.