Therapists in 20814

Photo of Sarah Wattenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20814, MD
Sarah Wattenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with many years of experience in providing counseling, clinical supervision, and staying on top of research and policy to make sure that I am using the best techniques to help you live a happy life. If you are feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, angry or stressed in your personal or professional relationships, or otherwise, give me a call and let’s talk it through.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with many years of experience in providing counseling, clinical supervision, and staying on top of research and policy to make sure that I am using the best techniques to help you live a happy life. If you are feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, angry or stressed in your personal or professional relationships, or otherwise, give me a call and let’s talk it through.
(240) 949-4288 View (240) 949-4288
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Jessica Moore Simon
Psychologist, PsyD, LCPAT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
Not currently taking new individual patients. Dr. Jessica Simon is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist practicing since 2003. She received her Master's in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University. She believes that everyone is unique and deserves an individualized treatment plan, and that psychotherapy is both an art and a science. She utilizes curiosity, self-awareness, creativity and humor to promote personal growth and healing. Respect for individual differences and all aspects of diversity is a cornerstone of her practice.
Not currently taking new individual patients. Dr. Jessica Simon is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist practicing since 2003. She received her Master's in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University. She believes that everyone is unique and deserves an individualized treatment plan, and that psychotherapy is both an art and a science. She utilizes curiosity, self-awareness, creativity and humor to promote personal growth and healing. Respect for individual differences and all aspects of diversity is a cornerstone of her practice.
(301) 476-5905 View (301) 476-5905
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Fredric B Kleiner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I'm Dr Fred Kleiner. I specialize in helping couples reconnect and rediscover the loving relationship that so often gets lost over the years of trying to earn a living, raise a family, be true to ones own dreams and still be a loving and supportive partner. My clients find me to be down to earth, easy to talk to, nonjudgmental and very good at finding practical solutions to restoring lost happiness. Please call me to set up a free phone consultation to see if I might be a good fit in helping you with your situation.
I'm Dr Fred Kleiner. I specialize in helping couples reconnect and rediscover the loving relationship that so often gets lost over the years of trying to earn a living, raise a family, be true to ones own dreams and still be a loving and supportive partner. My clients find me to be down to earth, easy to talk to, nonjudgmental and very good at finding practical solutions to restoring lost happiness. Please call me to set up a free phone consultation to see if I might be a good fit in helping you with your situation.
(301) 861-3563 View (301) 861-3563
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Helena Zappolino
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to get back on your feet after a major life setback? Is trauma or abuse from your past affecting your day-to-day life, or do feel like you are coming up against the same obstacles over and over again that are keeping you from living your life fully? Together we can work to help you make meaningful, long-term changes in a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment.
Are you struggling to get back on your feet after a major life setback? Is trauma or abuse from your past affecting your day-to-day life, or do feel like you are coming up against the same obstacles over and over again that are keeping you from living your life fully? Together we can work to help you make meaningful, long-term changes in a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment.
(864) 387-5685 View (864) 387-5685
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Brooke Shafer
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
In the modern world, we are facing more difficulties than ever before. I have worked with clients facing depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem, and difficulties with their partners, children, and parents. Though I specialize in children and adolescents, I am able to help young adults and parents in improving their communication and coping skills to work towards their individual goals.
In the modern world, we are facing more difficulties than ever before. I have worked with clients facing depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem, and difficulties with their partners, children, and parents. Though I specialize in children and adolescents, I am able to help young adults and parents in improving their communication and coping skills to work towards their individual goals.
(240) 255-9066 View (240) 255-9066
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Sabrina Gibb
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Life can be hard. A job relocation, challenging career or significant life transition can make it even harder. Maybe you feel alone, overwhelmed, hopeless or even damaged, and somehow stuck inside of these feelings. When navigating such painful feelings and life moments, it's easy to find yourself "going through the motions" — disconnected from yourself, the people closest to you, and your real purpose in life. If you find yourself in this unsettling space, remember: You don't have to figure it out alone. I work with people just like you — individuals and couples that often appear to have it all together but suffer in silence.
Life can be hard. A job relocation, challenging career or significant life transition can make it even harder. Maybe you feel alone, overwhelmed, hopeless or even damaged, and somehow stuck inside of these feelings. When navigating such painful feelings and life moments, it's easy to find yourself "going through the motions" — disconnected from yourself, the people closest to you, and your real purpose in life. If you find yourself in this unsettling space, remember: You don't have to figure it out alone. I work with people just like you — individuals and couples that often appear to have it all together but suffer in silence.
(301) 690-9279 View (301) 690-9279
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Diana Mayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I offer a strength base therapy approach focused on the possibilities for change. I help children, teens, adults and families get unstuck from unproductive patters of relation and practice more productive ways of communication. Being from Venezuela, and raising my own multicultural family, I am passionate by the challenges of meshing cultures to raise emphatic, tolerant and successful children and adolescents. I believe building and maintaining a successful family system requires the art of juggling. I help parents use their own resources to balance their many roles and coach kids and teens through their diverse relationships.
I offer a strength base therapy approach focused on the possibilities for change. I help children, teens, adults and families get unstuck from unproductive patters of relation and practice more productive ways of communication. Being from Venezuela, and raising my own multicultural family, I am passionate by the challenges of meshing cultures to raise emphatic, tolerant and successful children and adolescents. I believe building and maintaining a successful family system requires the art of juggling. I help parents use their own resources to balance their many roles and coach kids and teens through their diverse relationships.
(202) 793-7867 View (202) 793-7867
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Akiko Motomura
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy is a space to make meaning of your unique life experiences and explore—with a collaborative listener, a thought partner—how you can live differently. A compassionate and deep understanding of self allows you to live fuller and more satisfying lives, not bound by old patterns. My goal is to help you understand how your mind works, digest difficult experiences, and develop the capacity to build and maintain enriching relationships with others and yourself. We will be listening to your mind and body in depth, including aspects that are not readily available to us. Understanding your mind in this way can be transformative.
Psychotherapy is a space to make meaning of your unique life experiences and explore—with a collaborative listener, a thought partner—how you can live differently. A compassionate and deep understanding of self allows you to live fuller and more satisfying lives, not bound by old patterns. My goal is to help you understand how your mind works, digest difficult experiences, and develop the capacity to build and maintain enriching relationships with others and yourself. We will be listening to your mind and body in depth, including aspects that are not readily available to us. Understanding your mind in this way can be transformative.
(301) 691-3519 View (301) 691-3519
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Christine L Hernandez
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be a difficult decision, but hopefully it will be a choice that fosters positive change and feelings in your life. I hope to create a space where you feel safe, heard, and understood. Throughout the therapeutic process, I encourage an open dialogue of what is and what is not working for you therapeutically. I partner with you to facilitate holistic therapeutic work that considers the whole being and empowers you to confront fears, false narratives, and unhealthy patterns that are not serving your wellbeing.
Starting therapy can be a difficult decision, but hopefully it will be a choice that fosters positive change and feelings in your life. I hope to create a space where you feel safe, heard, and understood. Throughout the therapeutic process, I encourage an open dialogue of what is and what is not working for you therapeutically. I partner with you to facilitate holistic therapeutic work that considers the whole being and empowers you to confront fears, false narratives, and unhealthy patterns that are not serving your wellbeing.
(240) 743-3174 View (240) 743-3174
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Rachel Koehn
LMSW
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma related stressors, personality disorders, life transitions, lack of motivation, navigating relationships, body image, or self-esteem? I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process where trust, empathy, and acceptance make up the building blocks of each session. My therapeutic style can be described as psychodynamic. In our sessions, I will incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mindfulness. Additionally, I am certified in eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma related stressors, personality disorders, life transitions, lack of motivation, navigating relationships, body image, or self-esteem? I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process where trust, empathy, and acceptance make up the building blocks of each session. My therapeutic style can be described as psychodynamic. In our sessions, I will incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mindfulness. Additionally, I am certified in eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy.
(347) 673-0381 View (347) 673-0381
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Alex Berthé
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I specialize in treating college-age young adults who are either in college or reevaluating whether or not college is for them. Common issues my clients present with include depression, anxiety, loneliness, ADHD, self-esteem, & life-transition issues. They often come to me seeking help on improving their mood; navigating the ups and downs of leaving home or trying to; negotiating the balance between too little & too much social life; managing the grind of challenging academics or stopgap jobs; developing capacities for self-reflection & more fulfilling relationships; & overall just getting a better sense of who they are.
I specialize in treating college-age young adults who are either in college or reevaluating whether or not college is for them. Common issues my clients present with include depression, anxiety, loneliness, ADHD, self-esteem, & life-transition issues. They often come to me seeking help on improving their mood; navigating the ups and downs of leaving home or trying to; negotiating the balance between too little & too much social life; managing the grind of challenging academics or stopgap jobs; developing capacities for self-reflection & more fulfilling relationships; & overall just getting a better sense of who they are.
(240) 465-0111 View (240) 465-0111
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Mysia Jackson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Welcome to the first step in finding YOUR therapist! You've taken the first step by visiting one of the numerous providers for accessible treatment, and you've stumbled upon my profile. Well, lets get started! My name is Mysia and I am a professional counselor in Maryland. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing difficulties with implementing healthy coping skills, overcoming the highs and lows of mood disorders, and navigating life on life's terms. Sometimes, we just need someone to talk us through it and help us reflect on what is going on.
Welcome to the first step in finding YOUR therapist! You've taken the first step by visiting one of the numerous providers for accessible treatment, and you've stumbled upon my profile. Well, lets get started! My name is Mysia and I am a professional counselor in Maryland. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing difficulties with implementing healthy coping skills, overcoming the highs and lows of mood disorders, and navigating life on life's terms. Sometimes, we just need someone to talk us through it and help us reflect on what is going on.
(240) 332-1152 View (240) 332-1152
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Joyce Schaum
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I use an eclectic approach pulling from various methods to best meet your individual needs. My clients often find me to be relaxed, empathic and nurturing. My style is marked by warmth, empathy, candor and a bit of humor. I work to build a respectful, trusting environment where clients feel confident and safe discussing their issues. The therapeutic relationship itself is the single most important predictor of successful therapy. The emphasis is on creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment in which to explore and develop insights into underlying feelings, issues and thoughts.
As a therapist, I use an eclectic approach pulling from various methods to best meet your individual needs. My clients often find me to be relaxed, empathic and nurturing. My style is marked by warmth, empathy, candor and a bit of humor. I work to build a respectful, trusting environment where clients feel confident and safe discussing their issues. The therapeutic relationship itself is the single most important predictor of successful therapy. The emphasis is on creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment in which to explore and develop insights into underlying feelings, issues and thoughts.
(240) 898-4804 View (240) 898-4804
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Alan Nathan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
I can help with recovery from painful childhood experiences & traumas. I can help you to better understand the unconscious patterns of thinking and feeling that create emotional pain and obstruct your efforts to achieve your life goals. My work addresses issues faced by adolescents, young adults, and adults including educational/career achievement, relationship satisfaction, and identity/self-esteem issues. Cultural/racial identity and oppressive/abusive social forces including racism and misogyny are important factors in my work.
I can help with recovery from painful childhood experiences & traumas. I can help you to better understand the unconscious patterns of thinking and feeling that create emotional pain and obstruct your efforts to achieve your life goals. My work addresses issues faced by adolescents, young adults, and adults including educational/career achievement, relationship satisfaction, and identity/self-esteem issues. Cultural/racial identity and oppressive/abusive social forces including racism and misogyny are important factors in my work.
(301) 798-7054 View (301) 798-7054
Photo of Jill Ginsburg At Postpartum Wellness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20814, MD
Jill Ginsburg At Postpartum Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
My name is Jill and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 25 years. I offer insight-oriented supportive therapy in a safe and nurturing environment. I am interested in empowering women through life’s transitions, whether it is dealing with infertility, adjusting to motherhood, balancing work and home life, raising a child with special needs, recovering from infidelity, adjusting to divorce, dealing with menopause or supporting an aging parent. I understand the difficulty of taking care of yourself while raising a family. The quickest way to schedule your appointment is to send me an email.
My name is Jill and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 25 years. I offer insight-oriented supportive therapy in a safe and nurturing environment. I am interested in empowering women through life’s transitions, whether it is dealing with infertility, adjusting to motherhood, balancing work and home life, raising a child with special needs, recovering from infidelity, adjusting to divorce, dealing with menopause or supporting an aging parent. I understand the difficulty of taking care of yourself while raising a family. The quickest way to schedule your appointment is to send me an email.
(240) 887-1724 View (240) 887-1724
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Kathleen Curry
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Maryland. I received my Masters degree from the University of Baltimore, and have been practicing for over 10 years. I help adults struggling with fallout from trauma learn how to decrease symptoms of anxiety.
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Maryland. I received my Masters degree from the University of Baltimore, and have been practicing for over 10 years. I help adults struggling with fallout from trauma learn how to decrease symptoms of anxiety.
(240) 624-9621 View (240) 624-9621
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Amy Kohn McNelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, LMFT, CAC-II
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Sometimes the reasons people seek therapy are hard to pinpoint or articulate. Other times the totally unexpected brings a person into therapy. Often it is the thing one least wants to discuss. The reasons are countless, but they always matter. They affect our thoughts and our relationships, often quite deeply. My purpose as a therapist is to develop a relationship and a context that feels restorative and safe through which my patients and I can grapple with any and all concerns imaginable. Through intimate conversation and our shared experience emerge feelings, buried fears, and the previously unknowable.
Sometimes the reasons people seek therapy are hard to pinpoint or articulate. Other times the totally unexpected brings a person into therapy. Often it is the thing one least wants to discuss. The reasons are countless, but they always matter. They affect our thoughts and our relationships, often quite deeply. My purpose as a therapist is to develop a relationship and a context that feels restorative and safe through which my patients and I can grapple with any and all concerns imaginable. Through intimate conversation and our shared experience emerge feelings, buried fears, and the previously unknowable.
(240) 546-6114 View (240) 546-6114
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Stacey Rowcliffe
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Stacey is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. She's passionate about helping children, adolescents, parents, families, and adults heal and grow. Stacey specializes in development issues, chronic medical issues, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions. She enjoys helping adults navigate transitions in their lives and past barriers/trauma. Stacey completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Capella University in Minnesota and recently completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from National Louis University in Florida.
Stacey is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. She's passionate about helping children, adolescents, parents, families, and adults heal and grow. Stacey specializes in development issues, chronic medical issues, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions. She enjoys helping adults navigate transitions in their lives and past barriers/trauma. Stacey completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Capella University in Minnesota and recently completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from National Louis University in Florida.
(240) 512-9417 View (240) 512-9417
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Michael Shifter
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
You can do this! You can face this! You have the tools! I am here to help to carry this burden for a time while assisting you to identify and grow your tools and skills to become stronger, wiser, and more capable to pursue that which is good and true in life. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and numerous other internal and external barriers can seem overwhelming when trying to navigate daily life alone- so let's do this together.
You can do this! You can face this! You have the tools! I am here to help to carry this burden for a time while assisting you to identify and grow your tools and skills to become stronger, wiser, and more capable to pursue that which is good and true in life. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and numerous other internal and external barriers can seem overwhelming when trying to navigate daily life alone- so let's do this together.
(240) 466-9151 View (240) 466-9151
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Lesley McGee
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC, RYT-200
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
Please note email is my preferred method of contact for new clients. When my clients are functioning at their best they are creative, playful, passionate, and hard-working. They are adults aged 18+ who are interested in a holistic look at their wellbeing (including factors like sleep quality, relationships, movement etc.). When struggling they tend to find themselves overwhelmed with worry, self-doubt, and/or self-criticism. They are also curious about their body sensations and what that information may mean for their mental health.
Please note email is my preferred method of contact for new clients. When my clients are functioning at their best they are creative, playful, passionate, and hard-working. They are adults aged 18+ who are interested in a holistic look at their wellbeing (including factors like sleep quality, relationships, movement etc.). When struggling they tend to find themselves overwhelmed with worry, self-doubt, and/or self-criticism. They are also curious about their body sensations and what that information may mean for their mental health.
(508) 306-8249 View (508) 306-8249

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Number of Therapists in 20814

700+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 20814 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
63% Grief
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% CareFirst
61% Cigna and Evernorth
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 20814 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20814?

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.