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Nathan Calvino
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650  (Online Only)
ONLINE COUNSELING AVAILABLE. I work with people who struggle with anxiety, mood swings, addictions, and marital problems. Life can be difficult at times, especially when we feel isolated. So often we wear masks for the benefit of those around us, while inside we suffer and abuse ourselves. Few people are truly the person inside that their friends perceive. Fewer still are those completely at peace with themselves.
ONLINE COUNSELING AVAILABLE. I work with people who struggle with anxiety, mood swings, addictions, and marital problems. Life can be difficult at times, especially when we feel isolated. So often we wear masks for the benefit of those around us, while inside we suffer and abuse ourselves. Few people are truly the person inside that their friends perceive. Fewer still are those completely at peace with themselves.
(301) 804-2702 View (301) 804-2702
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S.J. Woodward Psychotherapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Immediate openings in July ! I appreciate you taking this courageous step in order to create a better life for yourself. I will partner with you or your child to navigate stressful life changes, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, trauma and more. I can start teaching you how to feel better in your first session. Parents - I will work with you and your child as a team to equip them with the tools they need to thrive at school, home and socially.
Immediate openings in July ! I appreciate you taking this courageous step in order to create a better life for yourself. I will partner with you or your child to navigate stressful life changes, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, trauma and more. I can start teaching you how to feel better in your first session. Parents - I will work with you and your child as a team to equip them with the tools they need to thrive at school, home and socially.
(240) 257-0741 View (240) 257-0741
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Serenity Place, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650
If you feel like the world's weight is on your shoulders, and the burden has become too heavy to carry, we can assist you. We have experience working with various populations but focus on family issues, marriage and family issues, as well as grief, bereavement, and trauma. The backpack of life may seem too heavy or bulky to carry alone. Allow us to assist you in repacking your bag to allow you to carry it better through life. View our photos to meet our clinicians! We can see clients in person or via telehealth. Although our physical location is in southern Maryland, we can see clients throughout the state through telehealth!
If you feel like the world's weight is on your shoulders, and the burden has become too heavy to carry, we can assist you. We have experience working with various populations but focus on family issues, marriage and family issues, as well as grief, bereavement, and trauma. The backpack of life may seem too heavy or bulky to carry alone. Allow us to assist you in repacking your bag to allow you to carry it better through life. View our photos to meet our clinicians! We can see clients in person or via telehealth. Although our physical location is in southern Maryland, we can see clients throughout the state through telehealth!
(301) 918-5309 View (301) 918-5309
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Gersende Schleicher
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Are you a teen who feels like no one understands? Are you a person who needs help in coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, or family issues? Are you having trouble adjusting to a transition in life such as divorce or a new job? Life can be difficult and I'm here to help you cope with life's struggles without feeling alone.
Are you a teen who feels like no one understands? Are you a person who needs help in coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, or family issues? Are you having trouble adjusting to a transition in life such as divorce or a new job? Life can be difficult and I'm here to help you cope with life's struggles without feeling alone.
(240) 724-1101 View (240) 724-1101
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Amanda J Enright
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650
I'm so glad that you took the step to find a therapist to help you in your struggles! Life can be hectic and overwhelming and when you're struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, separation/divorce, issues with your children, issues with being a teenager, etc., the overwhelming feelings can get to be too much. I'm here to let you know that there is help in dealing with these struggles and you don't have to continue to carry these issues alone. I encourage you to call me for a free phone consultation.
I'm so glad that you took the step to find a therapist to help you in your struggles! Life can be hectic and overwhelming and when you're struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, separation/divorce, issues with your children, issues with being a teenager, etc., the overwhelming feelings can get to be too much. I'm here to let you know that there is help in dealing with these struggles and you don't have to continue to carry these issues alone. I encourage you to call me for a free phone consultation.
(410) 983-3210 View (410) 983-3210
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NP Family Practice
CRNP
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650
NP Family Practice is owned by a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years in the healthcare field. We offer a vairety of services to include offive visits, house calls, video visits, DOT physicals, school and sports physicals, and more. We accept most health insurance plans. We are accepting new patients
NP Family Practice is owned by a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years in the healthcare field. We offer a vairety of services to include offive visits, house calls, video visits, DOT physicals, school and sports physicals, and more. We accept most health insurance plans. We are accepting new patients
(240) 569-5972 x20619 View (240) 569-5972 x20619
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Coaching for the Voyage
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CMP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650
You have strengths. Yes, you do. Maybe ones that you don't even know you have. Together we can uncover those strengths and begin exploring how they can move your life forward in your career, relationships, parenting, and personal growth. We will focus on what is right with you and how you can expand that out to greater circles in your life. Having a coach, cheerleader, and calming support can make all the difference in overcoming longstanding and/or seemingly overwhelming obstacles. One of our clinicians can be that person for you.
You have strengths. Yes, you do. Maybe ones that you don't even know you have. Together we can uncover those strengths and begin exploring how they can move your life forward in your career, relationships, parenting, and personal growth. We will focus on what is right with you and how you can expand that out to greater circles in your life. Having a coach, cheerleader, and calming support can make all the difference in overcoming longstanding and/or seemingly overwhelming obstacles. One of our clinicians can be that person for you.
(301) 850-4185 View (301) 850-4185
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Hope and Healing Therapy and Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCPC, PsyD, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650
We have immediate openings for private pay clients. Feeling ashamed, lost, afraid, alone? Reliving terrifying moments? Wondering when the dreams will stop? No matter what the road of life has put in your way, there is hope for recovery. By telling your story and learning skills for coping with life you can build hope and strength and finding healing. Our providers include: Jennifer Voorhaar, LCSW-C, Anastasia Newberry, LCSW-C, Meredith Drumm, LCPC, Alison Thir, PsyD, Kristen Wilson, LCSW-C, Erica Cavin, LCSW-C, Sara Smith, LCPC, Alexes Boutin, LMSW, Glori VanBrunt, LCPC, Anna Guy, LMSW.
We have immediate openings for private pay clients. Feeling ashamed, lost, afraid, alone? Reliving terrifying moments? Wondering when the dreams will stop? No matter what the road of life has put in your way, there is hope for recovery. By telling your story and learning skills for coping with life you can build hope and strength and finding healing. Our providers include: Jennifer Voorhaar, LCSW-C, Anastasia Newberry, LCSW-C, Meredith Drumm, LCPC, Alison Thir, PsyD, Kristen Wilson, LCSW-C, Erica Cavin, LCSW-C, Sara Smith, LCPC, Alexes Boutin, LMSW, Glori VanBrunt, LCPC, Anna Guy, LMSW.
(240) 808-2225 View (240) 808-2225
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Grace by Faith, LLC; Jennifer Helms, LCSW-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650  (Online Only)
I work primarily with adults, using telehealth, M-Th 8:15am-4:30pm (last appt at 3:30pm). I see a variety of mental health issues, from adjustment (life transitions/stresses) to serious mental health conditions. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy, with some trauma therapy depending on the client needs. My goal for therapy is to be both an empathetic listener providing the supportive therapy and emotional validation clients all need while also providing necessary diagnosis/treatment planning, psychoeducation and skills building necessary for the client to feel happier and lead a fuller life.
I work primarily with adults, using telehealth, M-Th 8:15am-4:30pm (last appt at 3:30pm). I see a variety of mental health issues, from adjustment (life transitions/stresses) to serious mental health conditions. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy, with some trauma therapy depending on the client needs. My goal for therapy is to be both an empathetic listener providing the supportive therapy and emotional validation clients all need while also providing necessary diagnosis/treatment planning, psychoeducation and skills building necessary for the client to feel happier and lead a fuller life.
(240) 434-5447 View (240) 434-5447
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Joy Yelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Today is a good day. You have taken the first step to a better life by reaching out, and I am happy to be considered as your therapist. I believe caring for our mental health is equally important as caring for our physical health. Let's work through the challenges that might seem too big to overcome. Our goal-driven conversations will provide new insight and skills for lifting the mood and enhancing relationships. Together, we will tear down the walls that are holding you back from emotional wellness so you might thrive and not simply survive.
Today is a good day. You have taken the first step to a better life by reaching out, and I am happy to be considered as your therapist. I believe caring for our mental health is equally important as caring for our physical health. Let's work through the challenges that might seem too big to overcome. Our goal-driven conversations will provide new insight and skills for lifting the mood and enhancing relationships. Together, we will tear down the walls that are holding you back from emotional wellness so you might thrive and not simply survive.
(301) 720-1192 View (301) 720-1192
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Christopher Shea
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CAC-AD, CRAT, ADS, LCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650  (Online Only)
I'm accepting new clients. NEWS ... I'm now a Certified First Responder Supporter, trained in guiding first responders through their unique struggles. Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or unsure of how to cope with recent life changes? Are you struggling with addiction? I'm here for you with 30 years' experience. My services empower you to live and create a life you truly love. I focus on unlocking your full potential so that you can achieve your goals and dreams. Combining mindfulness and life coaching will help you gain clarity, focus, and purpose. I offer flexible and economical ONLINE sessions.
I'm accepting new clients. NEWS ... I'm now a Certified First Responder Supporter, trained in guiding first responders through their unique struggles. Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or unsure of how to cope with recent life changes? Are you struggling with addiction? I'm here for you with 30 years' experience. My services empower you to live and create a life you truly love. I focus on unlocking your full potential so that you can achieve your goals and dreams. Combining mindfulness and life coaching will help you gain clarity, focus, and purpose. I offer flexible and economical ONLINE sessions.
(240) 587-7854 View (240) 587-7854
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Debbie Flerlage
Counselor, LCPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with addiction or other behavioral health issue? Are you facing legal or family problems as a result of your behaviors? I have worked in the behavioral health field since 2000. I have worked with clients who are dually diagnosed with substance use and mental health disorders. I have extensive experience working with the criminal justice system and helping people meet the requirements that are placed on them as a result of behaviors associated with substance use. I also have extensive training in treating problem gambling disorder.
Are you struggling with addiction or other behavioral health issue? Are you facing legal or family problems as a result of your behaviors? I have worked in the behavioral health field since 2000. I have worked with clients who are dually diagnosed with substance use and mental health disorders. I have extensive experience working with the criminal justice system and helping people meet the requirements that are placed on them as a result of behaviors associated with substance use. I also have extensive training in treating problem gambling disorder.
(240) 776-5436 View (240) 776-5436
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Empowered Connections, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Scared. Worried. Anxious. Unsure. You look happy on the outside but inside, you're falling apart: you're feeling overwhelmed and having panic attacks out of the blue. You're a successful woman who is trying to do it all: it's a scary feeling, we know! Our team of women counselor's has been there ourselves & we can help you get your life back! We are also pleased to provide 4 girl/teen girl experts to help your daughter with the issues she may be struggling with such as self-esteem, anxiety, self-harming, etc. We have a new location in Bethesda now! Offering virtual therapy for the entire state of Maryland & DC!
Scared. Worried. Anxious. Unsure. You look happy on the outside but inside, you're falling apart: you're feeling overwhelmed and having panic attacks out of the blue. You're a successful woman who is trying to do it all: it's a scary feeling, we know! Our team of women counselor's has been there ourselves & we can help you get your life back! We are also pleased to provide 4 girl/teen girl experts to help your daughter with the issues she may be struggling with such as self-esteem, anxiety, self-harming, etc. We have a new location in Bethesda now! Offering virtual therapy for the entire state of Maryland & DC!
(301) 684-8042 x700 View (301) 684-8042 x700
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Melisa Patel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650  (Online Only)
Life's challenges can often feel overwhelming, and finding a space where you can unburden yourself without judgment is crucial. I am here to offer you that space - a warm, empathetic environment where your voice is heard and your concerns are met with understanding and care. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and healing can be daunting, but not one you have to walk alone. My approach is rooted in understanding and kindness, ensuring a safe space for exploration and healing. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Now as a licensed professional (LCPC).
Life's challenges can often feel overwhelming, and finding a space where you can unburden yourself without judgment is crucial. I am here to offer you that space - a warm, empathetic environment where your voice is heard and your concerns are met with understanding and care. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and healing can be daunting, but not one you have to walk alone. My approach is rooted in understanding and kindness, ensuring a safe space for exploration and healing. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Now as a licensed professional (LCPC).
(240) 213-9814 View (240) 213-9814
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Lauren Waikart
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650  (Online Only)
From the outside, it would appear that you have it all figured out. School? Aced it. Prestigious job? Grabbed it. Life that others would drool over? Nailed it. You've got it all! But then, why do you still feel miserable all the time? It's like your brain is in perpetual crisis mode. "What's wrong with me?!" you internally scream at yourself. Your friends and family offer reassurance, but you can't shake this feeling that at any moment, this life that you've worked so hard for is about to come crashing down. You keep a smile plastered on your face, but inside you're on the verge of imploding. You can't keep this up for much longer.
From the outside, it would appear that you have it all figured out. School? Aced it. Prestigious job? Grabbed it. Life that others would drool over? Nailed it. You've got it all! But then, why do you still feel miserable all the time? It's like your brain is in perpetual crisis mode. "What's wrong with me?!" you internally scream at yourself. Your friends and family offer reassurance, but you can't shake this feeling that at any moment, this life that you've worked so hard for is about to come crashing down. You keep a smile plastered on your face, but inside you're on the verge of imploding. You can't keep this up for much longer.
(240) 201-9476 View (240) 201-9476
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Julie Devine
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Are you looking for help for depression, anxiety, trauma, family or parenting issues? I can help. I treat children, teenagers, and adults. I work with individuals and families. Groups can be formed when the need arises. My unique and effective type of therapy can be helpful to many different issues.
Are you looking for help for depression, anxiety, trauma, family or parenting issues? I can help. I treat children, teenagers, and adults. I work with individuals and families. Groups can be formed when the need arises. My unique and effective type of therapy can be helpful to many different issues.
(240) 334-6234 View (240) 334-6234
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Chesapeake South Therapeutic Group LLC
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of challenges and we are here to help you navigate through the tough times in your life. Our therapists guide children, adolescents, and adults in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Our focus is on healing through life's transitions, trauma, depression and anxiety. We also assist couples to recognize and resolve conflict to improve their relationships.
Life is full of challenges and we are here to help you navigate through the tough times in your life. Our therapists guide children, adolescents, and adults in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Our focus is on healing through life's transitions, trauma, depression and anxiety. We also assist couples to recognize and resolve conflict to improve their relationships.
(240) 297-7849 View (240) 297-7849
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Amber Ariemma
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Life can be very challenging sometimes, but no difficult experience is meaningless if we use it to grow. I am available to help tweens, teens, and adults through issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and PTSD. It is my privilege to support clients in an intuitive, authentic, non-judgmental way. Whether your concern is current or pervasive, we can work towards your healing.
Life can be very challenging sometimes, but no difficult experience is meaningless if we use it to grow. I am available to help tweens, teens, and adults through issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and PTSD. It is my privilege to support clients in an intuitive, authentic, non-judgmental way. Whether your concern is current or pervasive, we can work towards your healing.
(443) 492-2083 View (443) 492-2083
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Jennifer Clancy
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leonardtown, MD 20650  (Online Only)
I am an Out of Network provider offering 100% telehealth therapy sessions. Our therapeutic relationship is built on trust of your innate healing ability and power over your own decisions. I honor you, as a whole person - supporting emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and relational health and healing. Growing and nurturing yourself, your clients/patients and your family requires support from your circle. Sometimes, that support comes from professional counseling with a trusted provider.
I am an Out of Network provider offering 100% telehealth therapy sessions. Our therapeutic relationship is built on trust of your innate healing ability and power over your own decisions. I honor you, as a whole person - supporting emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and relational health and healing. Growing and nurturing yourself, your clients/patients and your family requires support from your circle. Sometimes, that support comes from professional counseling with a trusted provider.
(410) 498-6796 View (410) 498-6796
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Inner Peace Therapeutic Services
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LCMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed? Do you find yourself just not feeling like yourself? Whether you’re dealing with previous trauma, PTSD, identity issues, disordered eating, eating disorders, negative body image, or relationship issues, we are here to help. At our practice, we understand that counseling can be intimidating, but you’ve already taken the first important step. We believe that everyone has a story that deserves to be heard and valued. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive space where you can explore your experiences, understand your feelings, and work towards healing and growth.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed? Do you find yourself just not feeling like yourself? Whether you’re dealing with previous trauma, PTSD, identity issues, disordered eating, eating disorders, negative body image, or relationship issues, we are here to help. At our practice, we understand that counseling can be intimidating, but you’ve already taken the first important step. We believe that everyone has a story that deserves to be heard and valued. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive space where you can explore your experiences, understand your feelings, and work towards healing and growth.
(240) 754-2671 View (240) 754-2671
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20650

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 20650 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
70% Stress
67% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% CareFirst
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20650 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20650?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.