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Tanaya Turpin
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
As a licensed Psychotherapist, I have dedicated my career in helping individuals from many different walks of life recover from severe trauma, major depression, anxiety, and grief/loss. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with emotional, behavioral, and personality disorders. I have a professional background in law enforcement and experience working with substance abuse, domestic violence victims, sexual abuse victims and individuals who suffer from childhood trauma. I create a safe and soft space for you to let your guard down and not have to hold it together, perform, or produce for anyone.
As a licensed Psychotherapist, I have dedicated my career in helping individuals from many different walks of life recover from severe trauma, major depression, anxiety, and grief/loss. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with emotional, behavioral, and personality disorders. I have a professional background in law enforcement and experience working with substance abuse, domestic violence victims, sexual abuse victims and individuals who suffer from childhood trauma. I create a safe and soft space for you to let your guard down and not have to hold it together, perform, or produce for anyone.
(240) 410-1698 View (240) 410-1698
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Emily Pavlick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MA
Verified
North Potomac, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Authenticity, genuineness, and deep empathy form the foundation for the way I find connection with my clients. I come from a client-centered approach where unconditional positive regard drives the work we will do. I’ve always believed that people are as different on the inside as they look on the outside and it is my job to connect with that special uniqueness to best support your growth. I approach therapy with compassion, warmth, a sense of humor, and without judgement. My goal is to provide a safe and comforting space for you to process any struggles, big and small, while learning to increase happiness and decrease pain.
Authenticity, genuineness, and deep empathy form the foundation for the way I find connection with my clients. I come from a client-centered approach where unconditional positive regard drives the work we will do. I’ve always believed that people are as different on the inside as they look on the outside and it is my job to connect with that special uniqueness to best support your growth. I approach therapy with compassion, warmth, a sense of humor, and without judgement. My goal is to provide a safe and comforting space for you to process any struggles, big and small, while learning to increase happiness and decrease pain.
(301) 215-3765 View (301) 215-3765
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Alaina Skloff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Maybe managing your mental health has always been hard, but lately it’s felt impossible. Maybe your teen is struggling to adjust to all of the changes they are facing. Or maybe you just want someone to listen and truly hear you. No matter the reason, the decision to get help is rarely a simple one. In the therapy room, we’ll center your values as the focus of treatment. I know from my experiences as both a clinician and a client that the therapeutic relationship alone can be a powerful influence in growth and self-discovery.
Maybe managing your mental health has always been hard, but lately it’s felt impossible. Maybe your teen is struggling to adjust to all of the changes they are facing. Or maybe you just want someone to listen and truly hear you. No matter the reason, the decision to get help is rarely a simple one. In the therapy room, we’ll center your values as the focus of treatment. I know from my experiences as both a clinician and a client that the therapeutic relationship alone can be a powerful influence in growth and self-discovery.
(240) 312-3704 View (240) 312-3704
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Deborah A Williams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Whether through therapy or assessment, I strive to excel in my work with each client. A caring relationship and a safe space to be open are the cornerstones to a successful therapeutic experience. I look to provide that tailored experience to each one of my clients, and hope to work with you to aid in your growth and development. My goal is to help you reach your best self, and to improve your happiness.
Whether through therapy or assessment, I strive to excel in my work with each client. A caring relationship and a safe space to be open are the cornerstones to a successful therapeutic experience. I look to provide that tailored experience to each one of my clients, and hope to work with you to aid in your growth and development. My goal is to help you reach your best self, and to improve your happiness.
(240) 317-3693 View (240) 317-3693
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Jennifer Bugg Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Let's focus on your strengths to create the life you want to be living! No matter what ails you: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma... even simpler things, such as relationships, work stress, or finding a more meaningful life... I can provide education, emotional skills, coping strategies, and a compassionate ear. As a CBT and ACT therapist, I use therapy and skill building, looking at the interplay between our beliefs and ideas, our experiences and environment, and our values and choices in life. I also address biopsychological concerns such as sleep, neuropsychological functioning, breathing, and fight or flight responses.
Let's focus on your strengths to create the life you want to be living! No matter what ails you: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma... even simpler things, such as relationships, work stress, or finding a more meaningful life... I can provide education, emotional skills, coping strategies, and a compassionate ear. As a CBT and ACT therapist, I use therapy and skill building, looking at the interplay between our beliefs and ideas, our experiences and environment, and our values and choices in life. I also address biopsychological concerns such as sleep, neuropsychological functioning, breathing, and fight or flight responses.
(720) 575-3268 View (720) 575-3268
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Jasmine Holland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Life’s hard, okay? I know that contemplating therapy can be a big decision and it’s completely normal to have doubts. But let me tell you a secret - seeking therapy isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of courage and self-care! Whether you're coming for couples therapy or individual therapy, I can help explore your thoughts and feelings and learn to break unhealthy patterns and habits as your bonus support team member!
Life’s hard, okay? I know that contemplating therapy can be a big decision and it’s completely normal to have doubts. But let me tell you a secret - seeking therapy isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of courage and self-care! Whether you're coming for couples therapy or individual therapy, I can help explore your thoughts and feelings and learn to break unhealthy patterns and habits as your bonus support team member!
(301) 321-8203 View (301) 321-8203
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Tracy Tsao
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a culturally competent, trauma-informed therapist. My potential clients are looking for someone compassionate who can help them navigate the complexities of their lives. I am dedicated to providing a safe space for my clients to process and reflect on family systems, intergenerational and cultural-related issues and trauma, enmeshment, unhealthy attachment and boundaries, work-life balance and productivity, and/or other relationship conflicts. Self-esteem and self-worth issues, women's issues, avoidant behaviors, and unhealthy thinking patterns are just some of things we may work on in our sessions together.
Hi! I am a culturally competent, trauma-informed therapist. My potential clients are looking for someone compassionate who can help them navigate the complexities of their lives. I am dedicated to providing a safe space for my clients to process and reflect on family systems, intergenerational and cultural-related issues and trauma, enmeshment, unhealthy attachment and boundaries, work-life balance and productivity, and/or other relationship conflicts. Self-esteem and self-worth issues, women's issues, avoidant behaviors, and unhealthy thinking patterns are just some of things we may work on in our sessions together.
(301) 478-8419 View (301) 478-8419
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Emma Mattingly
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
We'll use solution-focused, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma informed care and cognitive behavioral to improve communication, regulate mood, implement new behaviors and decrease symptoms. We'll discuss the impact experiences have on you, identify emotions related to these experiences, identify mood regulation techniques and implement behavioral change. Managing or eliminating sadness, relationship challenges including infidelity, trauma and its impact, worry, intrusive thoughts, work stress, family stressors, isolation, difficulty concentrating and little interest or pleasure in activities are reasons why clients come to me.
We'll use solution-focused, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma informed care and cognitive behavioral to improve communication, regulate mood, implement new behaviors and decrease symptoms. We'll discuss the impact experiences have on you, identify emotions related to these experiences, identify mood regulation techniques and implement behavioral change. Managing or eliminating sadness, relationship challenges including infidelity, trauma and its impact, worry, intrusive thoughts, work stress, family stressors, isolation, difficulty concentrating and little interest or pleasure in activities are reasons why clients come to me.
(301) 450-5342 View (301) 450-5342
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Tamar Barnett
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! If you experience frequent stress and anxiety in your everyday life, you are not alone. Worrying and feeling overwhelmed can leave you exhausted. If you are tired of feeling this way, counseling can help. I will work to understand your needs and to support you, guiding you towards living with more calmness and connection in your relationships. Prioritizing a nurturing and warm environment in the therapy sessions, we can work collaboratively to help you to access your strengths, and to cultivate more self-compassion and greater self-awareness. Our work together can help you to feel more at ease with yourself.
Accepting New Clients! If you experience frequent stress and anxiety in your everyday life, you are not alone. Worrying and feeling overwhelmed can leave you exhausted. If you are tired of feeling this way, counseling can help. I will work to understand your needs and to support you, guiding you towards living with more calmness and connection in your relationships. Prioritizing a nurturing and warm environment in the therapy sessions, we can work collaboratively to help you to access your strengths, and to cultivate more self-compassion and greater self-awareness. Our work together can help you to feel more at ease with yourself.
(240) 226-3321 View (240) 226-3321
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Leen Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Leen is a dedicated and compassionate licensed master of social work who possesses a wealth of experience working with individuals from diverse age groups, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Through her extensive service to varied populations, she has developed a versatile and adaptable approach to her work, ensuring that each client receives personalized and effective interventions that address their unique challenges. Guided by the person-in-environment theory, Leen recognizes the profound impact that an individual’s broader context has on their well-being.
Leen is a dedicated and compassionate licensed master of social work who possesses a wealth of experience working with individuals from diverse age groups, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Through her extensive service to varied populations, she has developed a versatile and adaptable approach to her work, ensuring that each client receives personalized and effective interventions that address their unique challenges. Guided by the person-in-environment theory, Leen recognizes the profound impact that an individual’s broader context has on their well-being.
(240) 363-1236 View (240) 363-1236
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Gunjan Gotra
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
North Potomac, MD 20878  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 8-10 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. I completed my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Boston University School of Medicine in 2009. I have experience working with individuals struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, divorce, substance abuse, family conflict, infertility, ADHD and more. I am a first-generation immigrant who enjoys learning about and working with individuals from different cultures.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 8-10 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. I completed my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Boston University School of Medicine in 2009. I have experience working with individuals struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, divorce, substance abuse, family conflict, infertility, ADHD and more. I am a first-generation immigrant who enjoys learning about and working with individuals from different cultures.
(240) 556-2780 View (240) 556-2780
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Beth Ann Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
North Potomac, MD 20878
Are you interested in therapy that gets you off of the couch or out of the office? Do you want to actively participate in your growth? Reflect In Motion therapy is a great tool for this! I offer a wellness model that combines traditional talk therapy with walking in the outdoors. Evidence-based research has confirmed that this combination can help you open up more quickly and comfortably, increase your energy, sharpen your focus and concentration, positively change your mood and behavior, and help you cope with daily life stressors. Being in nature calms the mind and promotes feelings of peacefulness and tranquility.
Are you interested in therapy that gets you off of the couch or out of the office? Do you want to actively participate in your growth? Reflect In Motion therapy is a great tool for this! I offer a wellness model that combines traditional talk therapy with walking in the outdoors. Evidence-based research has confirmed that this combination can help you open up more quickly and comfortably, increase your energy, sharpen your focus and concentration, positively change your mood and behavior, and help you cope with daily life stressors. Being in nature calms the mind and promotes feelings of peacefulness and tranquility.
(240) 219-8169 View (240) 219-8169
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Yan Ni
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Welcome! If you are struggling with stress, relationship concerns, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, or PTSD, I would like to help you on your journey. I enjoy working with high-functioning individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and different presenting concerns. I am passionate about helping survivors of trauma, which is why I pursued post-doctoral training in the treatment of trauma-related disorders. I am also dedicated to addressing the unique needs and concerns of those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American).
Welcome! If you are struggling with stress, relationship concerns, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, or PTSD, I would like to help you on your journey. I enjoy working with high-functioning individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and different presenting concerns. I am passionate about helping survivors of trauma, which is why I pursued post-doctoral training in the treatment of trauma-related disorders. I am also dedicated to addressing the unique needs and concerns of those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American).
(240) 774-2059 View (240) 774-2059
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Jing Yang
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Perhaps you are experiencing more anxiety or depression and just want to feel better. Or may be or you want to work on improving your relationships, argue less and connect more. I work with individuals and couples who want to change and grow. I can offer you support, tools and understanding to help you feel better yourself and improve your relationships, communication issues or difficulties with parenting styles. I can also help guide you through life transitions and processing trauma and grief. I will listen to your specific situation and tailor my approach and recommendations to meet your needs.
Accepting New Clients! Perhaps you are experiencing more anxiety or depression and just want to feel better. Or may be or you want to work on improving your relationships, argue less and connect more. I work with individuals and couples who want to change and grow. I can offer you support, tools and understanding to help you feel better yourself and improve your relationships, communication issues or difficulties with parenting styles. I can also help guide you through life transitions and processing trauma and grief. I will listen to your specific situation and tailor my approach and recommendations to meet your needs.
(240) 913-6354 View (240) 913-6354
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Jaime Engrum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Parenting, pediatric and maternal health experiences that affect cognitive, emotional and behavioral health are my areas of specialty. I help clients process, resolve and gain coping skills. I use trauma sensitive, solution focused and motivational interviewing approaches to support clients in processing their experiences and the ways in which they inform current behavior, mood, thought and relationship patterns. We then identify and implement skills to decrease, eliminate or manage anxiety, depression, trauma. My approach is direct, structured, holistic and supports clients in developing balanced and constructive stress response.
Parenting, pediatric and maternal health experiences that affect cognitive, emotional and behavioral health are my areas of specialty. I help clients process, resolve and gain coping skills. I use trauma sensitive, solution focused and motivational interviewing approaches to support clients in processing their experiences and the ways in which they inform current behavior, mood, thought and relationship patterns. We then identify and implement skills to decrease, eliminate or manage anxiety, depression, trauma. My approach is direct, structured, holistic and supports clients in developing balanced and constructive stress response.
(240) 692-3488 View (240) 692-3488
Photo of Amy Henry, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20878, MD
Amy Henry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Potomac, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Licensed in MD, DC, VA, NJ. If you’re reading this, then you’ve already taken the first step toward healing. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, trauma, or other challenges, I can help you forge a path forward. I will work collaboratively with you to establish personalized therapy goals tailored to your specific needs. I will work diligently to foster an environment in which you feel safe, accepted, seen, heard, and never judged. In our work together, you can expect me to be compassionate, honest, and real; I will be patient and encourage you to confront the deeper, underlying issues.
Licensed in MD, DC, VA, NJ. If you’re reading this, then you’ve already taken the first step toward healing. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, trauma, or other challenges, I can help you forge a path forward. I will work collaboratively with you to establish personalized therapy goals tailored to your specific needs. I will work diligently to foster an environment in which you feel safe, accepted, seen, heard, and never judged. In our work together, you can expect me to be compassionate, honest, and real; I will be patient and encourage you to confront the deeper, underlying issues.
(410) 612-3808 View (410) 612-3808
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Alem Asefa
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Individuals looking to manage or eliminate depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, low self-esteem, health challenges, career stress, relationship issues, grief and loss, identity/immigrant experiences and transitions work with me to identify and implement strategies to manage or eliminate stress and distress. Through identifying, understanding and evaluating emotional states, thinking and behavior patterns we eliminate and replace unproductive habits with more adaptive patterns toward an increased sense of well-being and ability to thrive and function satisfactorily.
Individuals looking to manage or eliminate depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, low self-esteem, health challenges, career stress, relationship issues, grief and loss, identity/immigrant experiences and transitions work with me to identify and implement strategies to manage or eliminate stress and distress. Through identifying, understanding and evaluating emotional states, thinking and behavior patterns we eliminate and replace unproductive habits with more adaptive patterns toward an increased sense of well-being and ability to thrive and function satisfactorily.
(240) 221-5216 View (240) 221-5216
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Gabriela Adonis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, I have many years of experience with a wide range of individuals and families, who come from various backgrounds including race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, and culture. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, stress, self-esteem/identity, life transitions, communication, and relationships. Throughout the therapeutic process, I assist clients in finding their own voice, establishing boundaries, increasing resilience, and creating their own definition of happiness.
As a therapist, I have many years of experience with a wide range of individuals and families, who come from various backgrounds including race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, and culture. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, stress, self-esteem/identity, life transitions, communication, and relationships. Throughout the therapeutic process, I assist clients in finding their own voice, establishing boundaries, increasing resilience, and creating their own definition of happiness.
(240) 201-2526 View (240) 201-2526
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Shamonique Diona Driskell
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone has the ability to change. Sometimes it can be difficult being in the driver seat alone, so why not allow me to be there for you as the passenger? From my perspective, the client plays an integral role as the expert of their life. In sharing their journey with me, I hope to help them work towards sustainable growth and healing. My ideal client is someone who may be experiencing difficulty navigating their day-to-day responsibilities due to past trauma, current life stressors, and relationship issues.
I believe that everyone has the ability to change. Sometimes it can be difficult being in the driver seat alone, so why not allow me to be there for you as the passenger? From my perspective, the client plays an integral role as the expert of their life. In sharing their journey with me, I hope to help them work towards sustainable growth and healing. My ideal client is someone who may be experiencing difficulty navigating their day-to-day responsibilities due to past trauma, current life stressors, and relationship issues.
(301) 753-8030 View (301) 753-8030
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Lisa M Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Lisa is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical & a board-approved clinical supervisor. With thirty years of eclectic clinical experience & eighteen years of behavioral health leadership experience, Lisa has helped a variety of people with diverse needs. This includes children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, parents, groups, communities, students, & professionals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress, compassion fatigue, burnout, life changes, & workplace challenges. Empathy, compassion, trust, and unconditional regard are the foundation of the therapeutic relationship with Lisa.
Accepting New Clients! Lisa is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical & a board-approved clinical supervisor. With thirty years of eclectic clinical experience & eighteen years of behavioral health leadership experience, Lisa has helped a variety of people with diverse needs. This includes children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, parents, groups, communities, students, & professionals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress, compassion fatigue, burnout, life changes, & workplace challenges. Empathy, compassion, trust, and unconditional regard are the foundation of the therapeutic relationship with Lisa.
(240) 734-2379 View (240) 734-2379

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Number of Therapists in 20878

300+

Average cost per session

$153

Therapists in 20878 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% CareFirst
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20878 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20878?

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.