Therapists in 20772

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ReFocus Together Counseling Services
Counselor, JD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Welcome New Clients: Availability for Telehealth/Online Services for evenings and weekends. ReFocus Together Counseling Services offers online counseling through a secured platform called Doxyme. I work with adults, teens, couples, and families. If you are at a time in your life when you need someone to help sort out life's thoughts or problems, I can help with: Anxiety • Stress Management • Trauma • Parenting issues • Anger • Depression • Crisis Management • Marriage / Relationship concerns • Work related problems • Grief • Adjustment issues • Adults (raped or abused as children).
Welcome New Clients: Availability for Telehealth/Online Services for evenings and weekends. ReFocus Together Counseling Services offers online counseling through a secured platform called Doxyme. I work with adults, teens, couples, and families. If you are at a time in your life when you need someone to help sort out life's thoughts or problems, I can help with: Anxiety • Stress Management • Trauma • Parenting issues • Anger • Depression • Crisis Management • Marriage / Relationship concerns • Work related problems • Grief • Adjustment issues • Adults (raped or abused as children).
(240) 547-2588 View (240) 547-2588
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Tyra Berger
Counselor, MSMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I specialize in Couple & Marriage Counseling and Infidelity Repair. I work with individuals, couples, & families struggling with personal and relationship issues. I am licensed in both Maryland & Virginia. I am also a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland. I am supportive, encouraging and compassionate and I try to create a safe and comfortable environment where we can work together to identify the issues and reasonable solutions. I am certified in the Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment, a thorough tool that helps couples explore & strengthen their relationships.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I specialize in Couple & Marriage Counseling and Infidelity Repair. I work with individuals, couples, & families struggling with personal and relationship issues. I am licensed in both Maryland & Virginia. I am also a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland. I am supportive, encouraging and compassionate and I try to create a safe and comfortable environment where we can work together to identify the issues and reasonable solutions. I am certified in the Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment, a thorough tool that helps couples explore & strengthen their relationships.
(301) 683-5364 View (301) 683-5364
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Ebony Griffin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Ebony with ReFocus Together Counseling Services. ReFocus means to readjust your vision. Sometimes seeing a challenge or a mental illness from a different vantage point through the guidance of a professional can be very helpful and is an important step in the process of change. Envision a life free of feeling trapped by addictions, weak boundaries, trauma, or lack of self-confidence. Imagine a life filled with more hope, joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction. These are values that you can achieve if you put the effort in. I can help your achieve your goals.
Hello, I'm Ebony with ReFocus Together Counseling Services. ReFocus means to readjust your vision. Sometimes seeing a challenge or a mental illness from a different vantage point through the guidance of a professional can be very helpful and is an important step in the process of change. Envision a life free of feeling trapped by addictions, weak boundaries, trauma, or lack of self-confidence. Imagine a life filled with more hope, joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction. These are values that you can achieve if you put the effort in. I can help your achieve your goals.
(301) 307-5513 View (301) 307-5513
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Kia Randall
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I am a firm believer that changing your perspective changes your experience. My goal is to help clients recognize that thoughts impact emotions, which directly influence behavior. "It's all about perspective", that's my motto! Thriving Thoughts Therapy's main focus is on creating a safe space for you to grow, challenge current thought processes, implement coping skills/self care, and walk away with a renewed state of mind. This is achieved through an eclectic approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, person-centered therapy, the practice of mindfulness, and career counseling.
As a therapist, I am a firm believer that changing your perspective changes your experience. My goal is to help clients recognize that thoughts impact emotions, which directly influence behavior. "It's all about perspective", that's my motto! Thriving Thoughts Therapy's main focus is on creating a safe space for you to grow, challenge current thought processes, implement coping skills/self care, and walk away with a renewed state of mind. This is achieved through an eclectic approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, person-centered therapy, the practice of mindfulness, and career counseling.
(240) 635-8333 View (240) 635-8333
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Robyn Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I have worked with clients who have experienced loss, depression, trauma, anger management, anxiety, low self esteem, medical and other mental health behavioral health challenges.
I have worked with clients who have experienced loss, depression, trauma, anger management, anxiety, low self esteem, medical and other mental health behavioral health challenges.
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Izola Wineglass Jones
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice focuses on preparing couples for marriage and helping married couples to improve and heal their relationship. I also provide counseling to females over the age of 18 and help them to find ways to handle the difficulties that they are facing.
My practice focuses on preparing couples for marriage and helping married couples to improve and heal their relationship. I also provide counseling to females over the age of 18 and help them to find ways to handle the difficulties that they are facing.
(301) 710-9789 View (301) 710-9789
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Marnecia Brownlee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
Welcome Prospective Clients! We are currently accepting new clients for virtual therapy. I am Marnecia Brownlee a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Owner of Restoring Minds & Hearts. I have 12 years of experience providing clinical services to adults and children. Our clinicians provide trauma informed care to clients. We utilize a relational approach to establish a rapport and therapeutic relationship with clients. Once our therapeutic relationship is developed, we will work together to create realistic goals, process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, identify healthy coping skills, and develop solutions.
Welcome Prospective Clients! We are currently accepting new clients for virtual therapy. I am Marnecia Brownlee a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Owner of Restoring Minds & Hearts. I have 12 years of experience providing clinical services to adults and children. Our clinicians provide trauma informed care to clients. We utilize a relational approach to establish a rapport and therapeutic relationship with clients. Once our therapeutic relationship is developed, we will work together to create realistic goals, process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, identify healthy coping skills, and develop solutions.
(240) 724-2640 View (240) 724-2640
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Derron Garvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
The recent years have been exceptionally stressful and full of anxiety for many of us. We can all use therapeutic support to navigate life's transitions, family issues, medical illness, and also grief (to name a few). Having a safe space to process our innermost thoughts and feelings can be a big first step in working towards change. My main goal in treatment is to create a space where clients can be their true selves, express their true feelings, and gain true insight.
The recent years have been exceptionally stressful and full of anxiety for many of us. We can all use therapeutic support to navigate life's transitions, family issues, medical illness, and also grief (to name a few). Having a safe space to process our innermost thoughts and feelings can be a big first step in working towards change. My main goal in treatment is to create a space where clients can be their true selves, express their true feelings, and gain true insight.
(240) 775-2452 View (240) 775-2452
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Polarity Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who knows that you can’t have growth without change. They recognize the need for change, but require support, encouragement, and guidance as they figure out how to change. They truly want something different, but need assistance acquiring the skills to do things differently.
My ideal client is someone who knows that you can’t have growth without change. They recognize the need for change, but require support, encouragement, and guidance as they figure out how to change. They truly want something different, but need assistance acquiring the skills to do things differently.
(301) 215-2187 View (301) 215-2187
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Experience Victory- Porn Addiction Recovery
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
I know first hand the mind numbing effect of internet porn and its effects on a marriage. Now 100% porn free, after struggling for 15 years it is my mission to help others overcome and achieve complete recovery from internet pornography. Maybe you have been struggling with overwhelming compulsions to use porn, or you have tried over and over again to stop but every time you try to stop you find that it pulls you harder back to where you started again. Maybe you are experiencing erectile dysfunction due to porn or your partner is ready to leave due to your porn usage and "acting out", stop trying alone and Call me today.
I know first hand the mind numbing effect of internet porn and its effects on a marriage. Now 100% porn free, after struggling for 15 years it is my mission to help others overcome and achieve complete recovery from internet pornography. Maybe you have been struggling with overwhelming compulsions to use porn, or you have tried over and over again to stop but every time you try to stop you find that it pulls you harder back to where you started again. Maybe you are experiencing erectile dysfunction due to porn or your partner is ready to leave due to your porn usage and "acting out", stop trying alone and Call me today.
(301) 231-1878 View (301) 231-1878
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Karen Hill Allen and Associates, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, BCC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Counseling is indeed an opportunity for you to explore those areas of life that need your attention. My approach to counseling is holistic - incorporating the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), although very eclectic, incorporating Person-Centered, Positive Psychology and others. MS in Pastoral Counseling. Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator "helping couples (dating and pre-marital) build resilient relationships". (I am currently not seeing married couples). Board Certified Coach; Leadership & Life Coach. You train people how to be in relationship with you.
Counseling is indeed an opportunity for you to explore those areas of life that need your attention. My approach to counseling is holistic - incorporating the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), although very eclectic, incorporating Person-Centered, Positive Psychology and others. MS in Pastoral Counseling. Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator "helping couples (dating and pre-marital) build resilient relationships". (I am currently not seeing married couples). Board Certified Coach; Leadership & Life Coach. You train people how to be in relationship with you.
(301) 450-5271 View (301) 450-5271
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Love and Associates; Yvonna Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
This Practice accepts Medicaid and other insurances. Focus is directed towards a client’s strengths. In today’s world it becomes Increasingly difficult to just “keep up”. We focus on the positive aspects to include client’s abilities, talents and resources that has helped them achieve. Sometimes feeling down on oneself it can be difficult to recall or even identify the strengths that got you to a good place. That’s where we come in. We have been specifically trained on the Strengths Perspective and I have full belief in the clients capabilities. If you want to work with us I’m sure we can progress. This is a team effort. : )
This Practice accepts Medicaid and other insurances. Focus is directed towards a client’s strengths. In today’s world it becomes Increasingly difficult to just “keep up”. We focus on the positive aspects to include client’s abilities, talents and resources that has helped them achieve. Sometimes feeling down on oneself it can be difficult to recall or even identify the strengths that got you to a good place. That’s where we come in. We have been specifically trained on the Strengths Perspective and I have full belief in the clients capabilities. If you want to work with us I’m sure we can progress. This is a team effort. : )
(301) 945-8630 View (301) 945-8630
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Wellness Blooms Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a major life transition or challenge? Are you having difficulty regulating your emotions and coping with various life stressors? As your therapist, I will help you develop goals and strategies to manage difficult feelings and frustrations, and increase your self-understanding and acceptance. I aim to provide a safe place to listen and understand my clients in an environment that is focused on healing with the use of supportive techniques. Through the use of Evidence-Based Practices) most closely aligned with your needs we will decrease stress/anxiety, improve mood, and increase focus and healthy habits.
Are you experiencing a major life transition or challenge? Are you having difficulty regulating your emotions and coping with various life stressors? As your therapist, I will help you develop goals and strategies to manage difficult feelings and frustrations, and increase your self-understanding and acceptance. I aim to provide a safe place to listen and understand my clients in an environment that is focused on healing with the use of supportive techniques. Through the use of Evidence-Based Practices) most closely aligned with your needs we will decrease stress/anxiety, improve mood, and increase focus and healthy habits.
(301) 205-5377 View (301) 205-5377
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Dorothy Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
Have you ever asked yourself, why do I think the way I think, feel the way I feel or do the things I do? Well you are not alone, but if these feelings or thoughts are keeping you from moving forward, feeling joy or having healthy relationships there is help. Seeking therapy may be a difficult decision to make, but I applaud you for taking steps to enhance your mental health. I welcome the opportunity to assist you during this process! I am here to help you face your challenges, fears and traumas. Let’s begin to address and unravel some of the challenges which have prevented you from being your best self and living your best life
Have you ever asked yourself, why do I think the way I think, feel the way I feel or do the things I do? Well you are not alone, but if these feelings or thoughts are keeping you from moving forward, feeling joy or having healthy relationships there is help. Seeking therapy may be a difficult decision to make, but I applaud you for taking steps to enhance your mental health. I welcome the opportunity to assist you during this process! I am here to help you face your challenges, fears and traumas. Let’s begin to address and unravel some of the challenges which have prevented you from being your best self and living your best life
(301) 859-7634 View (301) 859-7634
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Dr. Jerome Jones
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Whatever you are facing today, know that tomorrow is an opportunity to thrive and overcome! I am a National Board Certified Therapist in Maryland who focuses on the total diaspora of adult mental and behavioral health concerns, including general life, anxiety, mood, and personality disorders, and more. I am privileged to work with couples who want to work on intimacy, communication, wholeness, and fulfillment and individuals who want to live a healthier and fulfilled life.
Whatever you are facing today, know that tomorrow is an opportunity to thrive and overcome! I am a National Board Certified Therapist in Maryland who focuses on the total diaspora of adult mental and behavioral health concerns, including general life, anxiety, mood, and personality disorders, and more. I am privileged to work with couples who want to work on intimacy, communication, wholeness, and fulfillment and individuals who want to live a healthier and fulfilled life.
(240) 633-6122 View (240) 633-6122
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Ashtree Counseling
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
You may find yourself worrying about many different things at once. It may feel as though you are unable to get a hold of the worry, no matter how hard you try. Maybe you continue to perform your daily tasks but feel exhausted and irritated most days. Perhaps your days feel never-ending, and the energy you've once had to enjoy your relationships, hobbies, and interests is non-existent. Maybe you want to feel grounded, focused, and energetic again. You may want to master a work-life balance that allows you to be completely present in your life.
You may find yourself worrying about many different things at once. It may feel as though you are unable to get a hold of the worry, no matter how hard you try. Maybe you continue to perform your daily tasks but feel exhausted and irritated most days. Perhaps your days feel never-ending, and the energy you've once had to enjoy your relationships, hobbies, and interests is non-existent. Maybe you want to feel grounded, focused, and energetic again. You may want to master a work-life balance that allows you to be completely present in your life.
(240) 339-2839 View (240) 339-2839
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Dr. Donna Melynda Clarke
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
There are many engaging and fulfilling occupations. However, I see none more rewarding than being a therapist. My name is Dr. D. Melynda Clarke and I am excited to offer my services through Fresh Oil Counseling Services. Fresh Oil Counseling provides therapeutic evidence based clinical counseling modalities while embracing holistic approaches. Clients are empowered with therapeutic coping strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing. Try something fresh that gives a renewed perspective.
There are many engaging and fulfilling occupations. However, I see none more rewarding than being a therapist. My name is Dr. D. Melynda Clarke and I am excited to offer my services through Fresh Oil Counseling Services. Fresh Oil Counseling provides therapeutic evidence based clinical counseling modalities while embracing holistic approaches. Clients are empowered with therapeutic coping strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing. Try something fresh that gives a renewed perspective.
(240) 414-8241 View (240) 414-8241
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Joshua Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As we go through life we can face things that alter our perception and how we relate to the world around us. Experiencing these different forms of trauma and adversity has made many people feel helpless. Anxiety, Depression, and the challenges of daily life can be overwhelming to the point where we feel like our minds have been imprisoned. You might be feeling like there is no end to the emotional turmoil that you have been struggling with. There is hope for you! Liberation Wellness & Consulting is here to help free your mind. We are here to guide you to the wholeness that you’ve been seeking because you deserve it.
As we go through life we can face things that alter our perception and how we relate to the world around us. Experiencing these different forms of trauma and adversity has made many people feel helpless. Anxiety, Depression, and the challenges of daily life can be overwhelming to the point where we feel like our minds have been imprisoned. You might be feeling like there is no end to the emotional turmoil that you have been struggling with. There is hope for you! Liberation Wellness & Consulting is here to help free your mind. We are here to guide you to the wholeness that you’ve been seeking because you deserve it.
(301) 265-2858 View (301) 265-2858
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Sharon G. Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
*PLEASE EMAIL TO SCHEDULE AN APPT NOW* Do you ever wonder: How can I achieve true Balance and Growth? Why am I so dissatisfied with my job? Are my own issues interfering with my marriage or my ability to parent my difficult teen? What is holding me back from moving forward with my life? Or-do you feel like your marriage is failing? Do you have difficulty communicating with your spouse? Have your own children become out of control? Is it time to look at a career change?
*PLEASE EMAIL TO SCHEDULE AN APPT NOW* Do you ever wonder: How can I achieve true Balance and Growth? Why am I so dissatisfied with my job? Are my own issues interfering with my marriage or my ability to parent my difficult teen? What is holding me back from moving forward with my life? Or-do you feel like your marriage is failing? Do you have difficulty communicating with your spouse? Have your own children become out of control? Is it time to look at a career change?
(240) 813-4466 View (240) 813-4466
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Christine E. Buckingham
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
If your life is not working as well as you believe it should and you are willing to investigate why, you are my ideal client. You may be angry, depressed, anxious, or using food to deal with emotional pain. You may be reeling from the effects of childhood issues, abuse, or PTSD, or in such turmoil that you don't know what is real anymore. You may just need a sounding board. You may be struggling with aspects of your identity, or looking for a way to heal from infidelity, trauma, grief, or loss. We will explore that together.
If your life is not working as well as you believe it should and you are willing to investigate why, you are my ideal client. You may be angry, depressed, anxious, or using food to deal with emotional pain. You may be reeling from the effects of childhood issues, abuse, or PTSD, or in such turmoil that you don't know what is real anymore. You may just need a sounding board. You may be struggling with aspects of your identity, or looking for a way to heal from infidelity, trauma, grief, or loss. We will explore that together.
(240) 392-1292 View (240) 392-1292

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20772

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20772 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
71% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Cigna and Evernorth
76% CareFirst
74% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 20772 see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20772?

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.