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Cindy Bull Crane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817
If you are sitting on my couch, SOME kind of trauma or pain has touched you. Whether you are straight or gay, a teen, adult or or older adult, first responder, couple in crisis, or struggling with illness or grief, I will help you learn to better process and manage your emotions, including worry, fear, anxiety, sadness or anger to develop better coping strategies TODAY. My therapy is non-judgmental and client-focused where therapeutic goals are driven by the client's needs.
If you are sitting on my couch, SOME kind of trauma or pain has touched you. Whether you are straight or gay, a teen, adult or or older adult, first responder, couple in crisis, or struggling with illness or grief, I will help you learn to better process and manage your emotions, including worry, fear, anxiety, sadness or anger to develop better coping strategies TODAY. My therapy is non-judgmental and client-focused where therapeutic goals are driven by the client's needs.
(301) 246-2921 View (301) 246-2921
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Kelly L Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
As a social worker my training has taught me to focus on the person in the environment. That means as individuals with unique strengths and weaknesses we are influenced by the people and circumstances around us. When the path we are traveling in this environment becomes difficult to follow or recognize, therapy can be your compass. The COMPASSionate environment of the therapeutic setting and relationship can help restore your inner sense of direction.
As a social worker my training has taught me to focus on the person in the environment. That means as individuals with unique strengths and weaknesses we are influenced by the people and circumstances around us. When the path we are traveling in this environment becomes difficult to follow or recognize, therapy can be your compass. The COMPASSionate environment of the therapeutic setting and relationship can help restore your inner sense of direction.
(240) 994-6840 View (240) 994-6840
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Melanie Eisman Garber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
I am an individual and family therapist that works primarily with adolescents, young adults and adults. My practice integrates traditional psychotherapy with a myriad of techniques to help clients channel their inner strength and make positive and desired changes in their lives. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) while also utilizing mindfulness, strengths-based and eclectic approaches to therapy. I am extremely passionate about working with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with life transitions, relationship, peer issues and failure to launch.
I am an individual and family therapist that works primarily with adolescents, young adults and adults. My practice integrates traditional psychotherapy with a myriad of techniques to help clients channel their inner strength and make positive and desired changes in their lives. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) while also utilizing mindfulness, strengths-based and eclectic approaches to therapy. I am extremely passionate about working with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with life transitions, relationship, peer issues and failure to launch.
(240) 594-8645 View (240) 594-8645
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Samantha Steinfeld
Counselor
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Choosing to seek professional help and finding the right therapist can be difficult. Thank you for taking the first step! Using an affirmative, non-judgmental, and open approach, I create a safe space for my clients to heal and grow. Through empathy and support, I empower my clients to live their most authentic lives and to understand themselves more fully. Together, my clients and I develop our treatment goals, therapeutic framework, and unique relationship that inform our work together. I have experience working with a variety of ages, ethnicities, genders, orientations, and presenting issues. All are welcome.
Choosing to seek professional help and finding the right therapist can be difficult. Thank you for taking the first step! Using an affirmative, non-judgmental, and open approach, I create a safe space for my clients to heal and grow. Through empathy and support, I empower my clients to live their most authentic lives and to understand themselves more fully. Together, my clients and I develop our treatment goals, therapeutic framework, and unique relationship that inform our work together. I have experience working with a variety of ages, ethnicities, genders, orientations, and presenting issues. All are welcome.
(240) 213-9371 View (240) 213-9371
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Lopez Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
You are someone that maybe confused as to what's next. You maybe burnt out and unsure how to find support and move forward in your life. Life may have you in a transition and adapting can be hard. I see clients that struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, spirituality, self-esteem, autism, and the latina first-gen experience. If you need someone to show up for you authentically open, honest, and steps to get you to where you want to go-that's what I offer.
You are someone that maybe confused as to what's next. You maybe burnt out and unsure how to find support and move forward in your life. Life may have you in a transition and adapting can be hard. I see clients that struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, spirituality, self-esteem, autism, and the latina first-gen experience. If you need someone to show up for you authentically open, honest, and steps to get you to where you want to go-that's what I offer.
(301) 939-0277 View (301) 939-0277
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Comeback Counseling: Trauma-Informed Therapy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCTP-II, ASDCS
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Certified trauma-informed therapist with training in EMDR, IFS, DBT, and CPT. I specialize in work with adult/adolescent clients with a history of trauma, whether single incident or complex. These clients may present with PTSD, cPTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, personality disorders, and more. My goal is to assist my clients with not only recovering after trauma, but enabling growth toward the person they want to be. I see survival as a strength, and the adaptations that allowed for that survival should be recognized as such to increase self-compassion and facilitate the next step.
Certified trauma-informed therapist with training in EMDR, IFS, DBT, and CPT. I specialize in work with adult/adolescent clients with a history of trauma, whether single incident or complex. These clients may present with PTSD, cPTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, personality disorders, and more. My goal is to assist my clients with not only recovering after trauma, but enabling growth toward the person they want to be. I see survival as a strength, and the adaptations that allowed for that survival should be recognized as such to increase self-compassion and facilitate the next step.
(240) 474-9205 View (240) 474-9205
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Amy Pelletier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Amy has over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health, school-based, and private practice. She is dedicated to helping children and families navigate life’s challenges. Amy’s approach to therapy involves creating a safe and supportive environment for her clients where she uses cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy techniques to help clients experiencing a range difficulties, including anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and behavior issues.
Amy has over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health, school-based, and private practice. She is dedicated to helping children and families navigate life’s challenges. Amy’s approach to therapy involves creating a safe and supportive environment for her clients where she uses cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy techniques to help clients experiencing a range difficulties, including anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and behavior issues.
(301) 417-5840 View (301) 417-5840
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Amanda Wiggins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LGMFT
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
I work with children, teens, and adults facing stressors such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, blended families, parent child relationships, as well as identity, personal, and relational growth. My training as a MFT has helped me develop a collaborative and systemically informed therapy style. I believe clients are the experts in their own lives, and I can serve as a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental presence to facilitate exploration and self growth.
I work with children, teens, and adults facing stressors such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, blended families, parent child relationships, as well as identity, personal, and relational growth. My training as a MFT has helped me develop a collaborative and systemically informed therapy style. I believe clients are the experts in their own lives, and I can serve as a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental presence to facilitate exploration and self growth.
(301) 720-1706 View (301) 720-1706
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Jeanne Garrett
Counselor, NCC , LGPC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Do you grapple with an unshakeable sense of discontentment, feeling that something vital is missing in life? Do you recognize a void within yourself despite your achievements that is driving you to seek therapy? Do you seek to unravel the complexities of your identity, motivations, and desires, hoping to uncover the root cause of your dissatisfaction? You may want to address surface-level issues and embark on a journey of self-exploration and understanding. I specialize in anxiety, depression, college mental health, ADHD, and life transitions, making me equipped to address a wide range of concerns.
Do you grapple with an unshakeable sense of discontentment, feeling that something vital is missing in life? Do you recognize a void within yourself despite your achievements that is driving you to seek therapy? Do you seek to unravel the complexities of your identity, motivations, and desires, hoping to uncover the root cause of your dissatisfaction? You may want to address surface-level issues and embark on a journey of self-exploration and understanding. I specialize in anxiety, depression, college mental health, ADHD, and life transitions, making me equipped to address a wide range of concerns.
(240) 262-4987 View (240) 262-4987
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Joselyn Brown
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
My ideal client presents depressive symptoms related to trauma & grief. They express that they want to process unresolved childhood issues. They express that the issues have prevented close relationships with their adult children. They want forgiveness and help in creating better ties. The goal may be to explore & resolve issues related to traumatic events and improve overall mood. Interventions may include sharing details of the event and how it has affected their relationships, using positive self-talk, developing positive coping skills, and identifying effective strategies to communicate thoughts and feelings.
My ideal client presents depressive symptoms related to trauma & grief. They express that they want to process unresolved childhood issues. They express that the issues have prevented close relationships with their adult children. They want forgiveness and help in creating better ties. The goal may be to explore & resolve issues related to traumatic events and improve overall mood. Interventions may include sharing details of the event and how it has affected their relationships, using positive self-talk, developing positive coping skills, and identifying effective strategies to communicate thoughts and feelings.
(240) 262-3432 View (240) 262-3432
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Heidi Emmer Safe Place Healing LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
Do you feel helpless and alone? Do you have a feeling of dread or threat of danger, even though you know it isn't there? Do you have negative beliefs about yourself that get in the way of your potential? I work with adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD. I specialize in EMDR. I believe that certain shaming experiences in early childhood, lead to negative core beliefs that cause depression and anxiety. We can, however change these negative beliefs to positive ones and find your strength and wisdom prevailing from these traumas. Let's work together to help you take charge of your life and begin your healing journey.
Do you feel helpless and alone? Do you have a feeling of dread or threat of danger, even though you know it isn't there? Do you have negative beliefs about yourself that get in the way of your potential? I work with adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD. I specialize in EMDR. I believe that certain shaming experiences in early childhood, lead to negative core beliefs that cause depression and anxiety. We can, however change these negative beliefs to positive ones and find your strength and wisdom prevailing from these traumas. Let's work together to help you take charge of your life and begin your healing journey.
(301) 265-3155 View (301) 265-3155
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Isaacba Davies
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
My primary focus is on helping anyone who's grappling with the effects of trauma- whether it's from childhood, a recent event, or accumulated stressors that have begun to wear you down. If you've ever felt like your experiences are too much for others to understand, if you've been told to "just get over it," or if you find yourself reliving painful moments when you least expect it, I want you to know I'm here to help. Trauma can make you feel isolated, misunderstood, and disconnected from the world around you. It can turn familiar places into spaces where you feel on edge, and it can make the simplest tasks feel insurmountable.
My primary focus is on helping anyone who's grappling with the effects of trauma- whether it's from childhood, a recent event, or accumulated stressors that have begun to wear you down. If you've ever felt like your experiences are too much for others to understand, if you've been told to "just get over it," or if you find yourself reliving painful moments when you least expect it, I want you to know I'm here to help. Trauma can make you feel isolated, misunderstood, and disconnected from the world around you. It can turn familiar places into spaces where you feel on edge, and it can make the simplest tasks feel insurmountable.
(301) 358-6726 View (301) 358-6726
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Brian Polis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
Opening up around the vulnerable and intimate details of our lives can be very uncomfortable. There is so much pressure to be “happy”, “better”, or “perfect”, while receiving messaging that being anything else is unacceptable. We are very adaptive yet often struggle to effectively get our needs met, so may engage in avoidance behaviors and withhold or internalize our feelings to try to prevent things from getting worse. You want to feel more like your true self and get more satisfaction out of your relationships. You need an unconditionally supportive, non-judgmental, creative, and humorous therapist who accepts you however you are.
Opening up around the vulnerable and intimate details of our lives can be very uncomfortable. There is so much pressure to be “happy”, “better”, or “perfect”, while receiving messaging that being anything else is unacceptable. We are very adaptive yet often struggle to effectively get our needs met, so may engage in avoidance behaviors and withhold or internalize our feelings to try to prevent things from getting worse. You want to feel more like your true self and get more satisfaction out of your relationships. You need an unconditionally supportive, non-judgmental, creative, and humorous therapist who accepts you however you are.
(240) 730-2829 View (240) 730-2829
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Sabine Cornelius
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
I believe in clients' innate ability to heal and grow, and in helping them to tap into their inner wisdom and resources. I have worked creatively, effectively and empathically with couples and individuals struggling with relationship difficulties, painful childhood and life experiences, personal and work stress, anxiety and depression, and social isolation. I have helped clients with complex needs in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatry, LGBTQ-friendly mental health services, university student counseling, and family services. I feel passionate about my work and view therapy as a collaborative, interactive process.
I believe in clients' innate ability to heal and grow, and in helping them to tap into their inner wisdom and resources. I have worked creatively, effectively and empathically with couples and individuals struggling with relationship difficulties, painful childhood and life experiences, personal and work stress, anxiety and depression, and social isolation. I have helped clients with complex needs in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatry, LGBTQ-friendly mental health services, university student counseling, and family services. I feel passionate about my work and view therapy as a collaborative, interactive process.
(202) 601-3591 View (202) 601-3591
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Nina Flores
Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
The only certainty in life is that it is uncertain. Are you going through a major life transition? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or unsure about the changes happening in your life? Whether you are experiencing the loss of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, exploring your identity, entering or graduating from college, or another significant personal transformation, I will walk with you through the uncertainty that comes with change.
The only certainty in life is that it is uncertain. Are you going through a major life transition? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or unsure about the changes happening in your life? Whether you are experiencing the loss of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, exploring your identity, entering or graduating from college, or another significant personal transformation, I will walk with you through the uncertainty that comes with change.
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Carolyn S Shaffer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
I enjoy working with couples and individuals using a Cognitive Behavior Therapy model(CBT) and Mindfulness Based CBT. I am a certified sex therapist. I am also skilled in treating depression and anxiety. I have a warm and accepting style and very rarely have clients decide to go elsewhere after they have met me. I was trained by Drs. Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis, the 2 creators of CBT. I enjoy working on gay and lesbian issues and also working with adolescents and young adults. CBT teaches clients to recognize their dysfunctional thoughts and to change them allowing them to eventually become their own therapists.
I enjoy working with couples and individuals using a Cognitive Behavior Therapy model(CBT) and Mindfulness Based CBT. I am a certified sex therapist. I am also skilled in treating depression and anxiety. I have a warm and accepting style and very rarely have clients decide to go elsewhere after they have met me. I was trained by Drs. Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis, the 2 creators of CBT. I enjoy working on gay and lesbian issues and also working with adolescents and young adults. CBT teaches clients to recognize their dysfunctional thoughts and to change them allowing them to eventually become their own therapists.
(301) 304-4087 View (301) 304-4087
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Bridget Dromerick
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
I work with adolescents and adults with various presenting concerns such as anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, women’s health, self-esteem challenges, and sports related topics. My eclectic theoretical orientation integrates psychodynamic, cognitive and attachment based therapies.
I work with adolescents and adults with various presenting concerns such as anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, women’s health, self-esteem challenges, and sports related topics. My eclectic theoretical orientation integrates psychodynamic, cognitive and attachment based therapies.
(301) 507-0395 View (301) 507-0395
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Thrive! Executive Functioning Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, NCC, LCSW-C, MEd
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
Our center works with teens and adults that are struggling to meet their goals. We have providers licensed in school counseling and therapy specializing in ADHD to help our clients realize their barriers and help them improve efficiency. We partner with community resources to provide the needed services to our clients to address their limitations and make improvements. Contact us today so we can help you thrive!
Our center works with teens and adults that are struggling to meet their goals. We have providers licensed in school counseling and therapy specializing in ADHD to help our clients realize their barriers and help them improve efficiency. We partner with community resources to provide the needed services to our clients to address their limitations and make improvements. Contact us today so we can help you thrive!
(240) 734-2662 View (240) 734-2662
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Nicole Sandell
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland. Prior to starting my private practice, I spent 5 years counseling students at the University of Maryland Health Center. Since starting my own practice I have focused on helping people struggling with anxiety, relationship issues, adjusting to parenthood, postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, grief, ADHD, executive function, and other life transitions. I have recently completed PSI and 2020 Mom Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland. Prior to starting my private practice, I spent 5 years counseling students at the University of Maryland Health Center. Since starting my own practice I have focused on helping people struggling with anxiety, relationship issues, adjusting to parenthood, postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, grief, ADHD, executive function, and other life transitions. I have recently completed PSI and 2020 Mom Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training.
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Leonard Ellentuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APHSW-C, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
It has long been my view that the first step in healing and working through your issues is feeling understood. Although, there are a number of techniques that we can employ together for growth and change, my first goal is to understand you, your issues, and where you're coming from. Once understanding has progressed, we can adopt a plan that takes you as a whole person into consideration. I believe that different approaches work for different people and don't believe "in a one size fits all" or a "cookie-cutter" approach to therapy. If this works for you, I look forward to hearing from you.
It has long been my view that the first step in healing and working through your issues is feeling understood. Although, there are a number of techniques that we can employ together for growth and change, my first goal is to understand you, your issues, and where you're coming from. Once understanding has progressed, we can adopt a plan that takes you as a whole person into consideration. I believe that different approaches work for different people and don't believe "in a one size fits all" or a "cookie-cutter" approach to therapy. If this works for you, I look forward to hearing from you.
(301) 769-7416 View (301) 769-7416

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20817

300+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in 20817 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
63% Coping Skills
62% Stress
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% CareFirst
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20817 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20817?

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.