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Crystal Thorpe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
Counseling Made Easy makes it extremely easy for you to access serious, high-quality therapy. Founded by Crystal Thorpe, LCSW-C, Counseling Made Easy is fully online, offering live, full-length telehealth sessions that focus 100% on helping you get better. We take the time to get to know you, which ensures that your therapy is individualized and tailored to your specific needs. Our rates are reasonable and the quality of the care you receive matches that of traditional, in-person therapy. Reimbursable depending upon your insurance. Crystal Thorpe is currently accepting new clients.
Counseling Made Easy makes it extremely easy for you to access serious, high-quality therapy. Founded by Crystal Thorpe, LCSW-C, Counseling Made Easy is fully online, offering live, full-length telehealth sessions that focus 100% on helping you get better. We take the time to get to know you, which ensures that your therapy is individualized and tailored to your specific needs. Our rates are reasonable and the quality of the care you receive matches that of traditional, in-person therapy. Reimbursable depending upon your insurance. Crystal Thorpe is currently accepting new clients.
(301) 701-2953 View (301) 701-2953
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Mary Frances LaHood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
I have a wealth of experience and advanced training in women’s mental health, including perinatal and maternal mental health. I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of women and families, as they navigate the joys and sorrows of complex pregnancy and birth experiences.
I have a wealth of experience and advanced training in women’s mental health, including perinatal and maternal mental health. I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of women and families, as they navigate the joys and sorrows of complex pregnancy and birth experiences.
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Esther Ungar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Are there aspects of your life that you are unhappy with? Are you feeling anxious, struggling to follow your dreams or having difficulties in your relationships with others? Are you struggling with the impact of past traumatic experiences? Are you dealing with chronic pain? If so, therapy can be helpful to you! My approach centers on fostering connection and healing. I prioritize a trauma-informed perspective, shifting the question from 'what's wrong with you?' to 'what happened to you?'. This approach is particularly empowering for trauma survivors, who may have received multiple diagnoses in the past.
Are there aspects of your life that you are unhappy with? Are you feeling anxious, struggling to follow your dreams or having difficulties in your relationships with others? Are you struggling with the impact of past traumatic experiences? Are you dealing with chronic pain? If so, therapy can be helpful to you! My approach centers on fostering connection and healing. I prioritize a trauma-informed perspective, shifting the question from 'what's wrong with you?' to 'what happened to you?'. This approach is particularly empowering for trauma survivors, who may have received multiple diagnoses in the past.
(301) 781-7120 View (301) 781-7120
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Magyarita Anderson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
Magyarita Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has over 30 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, and more.
Magyarita Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has over 30 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, and more.
(240) 363-9576 View (240) 363-9576
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Alyssa Duda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, RYT-200
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The people I work with want to change the way they are feeling and relating to others. They struggle to cope with triggers, emotions or experiences day to day, and tend to judge themselves for this and its impact on their lives. Whether acute or chronic trauma, relationship issues or emotional challenges, I work with clients to process physical, emotional and mental symptoms that cause them to feel stuck, isolated and unworthy of healthy connections. Building on your strengths, we will work together towards an outcome of added joy, aliveness and connection to self and others.
The people I work with want to change the way they are feeling and relating to others. They struggle to cope with triggers, emotions or experiences day to day, and tend to judge themselves for this and its impact on their lives. Whether acute or chronic trauma, relationship issues or emotional challenges, I work with clients to process physical, emotional and mental symptoms that cause them to feel stuck, isolated and unworthy of healthy connections. Building on your strengths, we will work together towards an outcome of added joy, aliveness and connection to self and others.
(301) 246-8699 View (301) 246-8699
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Rose Velez-Miggins
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RT, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
Are you, your partner, or your family impacted by disability and looking for a safe space to navigate individual, interpersonal, or romantic relationships? I am here to tell you that you are not alone. Many barriers to holistic wellness are amplified by disability and together, we can find ways to reduce them. I aim to help people feel seen, be heard, and experience love through an individualized person-centered approach, using activity-based treatment interventions, and community reintegration.
Are you, your partner, or your family impacted by disability and looking for a safe space to navigate individual, interpersonal, or romantic relationships? I am here to tell you that you are not alone. Many barriers to holistic wellness are amplified by disability and together, we can find ways to reduce them. I aim to help people feel seen, be heard, and experience love through an individualized person-centered approach, using activity-based treatment interventions, and community reintegration.
(443) 412-8512 View (443) 412-8512
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Isabella Stackl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents , adults, couples and families. I enjoy working with clients from different cultures and backgrounds, and have supported many families who have experienced adoption. I consider myself an ally to the LGBTQI community and can help you through different challenges related to your sexual or gender identity, coming out, and transitioning.
I work with adolescents , adults, couples and families. I enjoy working with clients from different cultures and backgrounds, and have supported many families who have experienced adoption. I consider myself an ally to the LGBTQI community and can help you through different challenges related to your sexual or gender identity, coming out, and transitioning.
(301) 381-2954 View (301) 381-2954
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Sunshine Consulting & Counseling, Inc
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, MS, NCC, LCPC, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Sometimes life just gets you down! It can be from stress in a relationship or from raising children, unequal work-life balance or the result of a traumatic event. The important thing to know is that you don't have to go through it alone. I also work with teenage girls on relationship issues, anxiety, and depression.
Sometimes life just gets you down! It can be from stress in a relationship or from raising children, unequal work-life balance or the result of a traumatic event. The important thing to know is that you don't have to go through it alone. I also work with teenage girls on relationship issues, anxiety, and depression.
(301) 747-0564 View (301) 747-0564
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Varda Makovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and/or are navigating life transitions, my goal is to create a safe and supportive space for exploration and growth. My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative. I work with clients to gain enhanced self-understanding, address challenges, build resilience, adopt new coping skills and affect meaningful change. Special areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, fertility and family-building, grief/loss, adult ADHD, family dynamics, and life transitions.
Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and/or are navigating life transitions, my goal is to create a safe and supportive space for exploration and growth. My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative. I work with clients to gain enhanced self-understanding, address challenges, build resilience, adopt new coping skills and affect meaningful change. Special areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, fertility and family-building, grief/loss, adult ADHD, family dynamics, and life transitions.
(301) 701-5238 View (301) 701-5238
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Elizabeth Raeder Freeland Forensic Treatment And Assessment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of sexual problems like pornography and sexual addiction, and treatment for pre and post- adjudicated sexual offenders. I provide individual, family, and group treatment, comprehensive psychosexual risk assessment for individuals charged with sexual offenses at the pre and post-conviction stages, and expert testimony.
I specialize in the treatment of sexual problems like pornography and sexual addiction, and treatment for pre and post- adjudicated sexual offenders. I provide individual, family, and group treatment, comprehensive psychosexual risk assessment for individuals charged with sexual offenses at the pre and post-conviction stages, and expert testimony.
(301) 517-9419 View (301) 517-9419
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Scott Levson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
Your struggles are unique and complex. As a psychologist my aim is to help you explore your personal narratives and to understand how your past is affecting your present and keeping you from fulfilling your values. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with relationships, life events, healing from trauma, or simply don't find yourself enjoying your life as you once did, I will help you feel grounded while we gain a non-judgmental perspective on your struggles and put our minds together to strategize ways forward. I specialize in treatments for trauma, depression, anxiety, job stress, insomnia, and relationship issues.
Your struggles are unique and complex. As a psychologist my aim is to help you explore your personal narratives and to understand how your past is affecting your present and keeping you from fulfilling your values. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with relationships, life events, healing from trauma, or simply don't find yourself enjoying your life as you once did, I will help you feel grounded while we gain a non-judgmental perspective on your struggles and put our minds together to strategize ways forward. I specialize in treatments for trauma, depression, anxiety, job stress, insomnia, and relationship issues.
(301) 900-3902 View (301) 900-3902
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Rachel Ravin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping children, adolescents, and their families. I have extensive experience working with preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents with social, emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, social difficulties, learning disorders, divorce, and loss. Kids are sometimes sad when they sit by themselves at lunch. Others may be frustrated when they are not picked for games. Children may not have the social language skills, impulse control, social judgment, and/or abilities to develop and maintain friendships. I help children and adolescents develop these skills in individual and group therapy.
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping children, adolescents, and their families. I have extensive experience working with preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents with social, emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, social difficulties, learning disorders, divorce, and loss. Kids are sometimes sad when they sit by themselves at lunch. Others may be frustrated when they are not picked for games. Children may not have the social language skills, impulse control, social judgment, and/or abilities to develop and maintain friendships. I help children and adolescents develop these skills in individual and group therapy.
(443) 666-3339 View (443) 666-3339
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Moshe Holzer
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902
No Crunch Counseling: Clear, Grounded, Connected. I provide a comfortable setting to understand what you are experiencing and learn skills to move forward. I help individuals, couples, and families gain clarity and connection. Relationships have the potential for love, understanding, and security. When this is not present, the effects can be painful and isolating. Our relationship with ourselves is the same way. We sometimes feel frustrated, stuck, or overwhelmed. With the right tools, we can have clear thinking, manage challenges, and feel content.
No Crunch Counseling: Clear, Grounded, Connected. I provide a comfortable setting to understand what you are experiencing and learn skills to move forward. I help individuals, couples, and families gain clarity and connection. Relationships have the potential for love, understanding, and security. When this is not present, the effects can be painful and isolating. Our relationship with ourselves is the same way. We sometimes feel frustrated, stuck, or overwhelmed. With the right tools, we can have clear thinking, manage challenges, and feel content.
(301) 769-7782 View (301) 769-7782
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Alana Tipton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
We all deserve relief from our burdens. Beginning therapy takes motivation, courage and the desire to change and grow. Most of us wouldn’t do it unless we need real help. I create a safe and supportive environment for you to explore how to improve your quality of life and together, we explore ways for you to heal and grow. I work with clients facing a variety of challenges including family of origin stressors, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am a queer affirming therapist.
We all deserve relief from our burdens. Beginning therapy takes motivation, courage and the desire to change and grow. Most of us wouldn’t do it unless we need real help. I create a safe and supportive environment for you to explore how to improve your quality of life and together, we explore ways for you to heal and grow. I work with clients facing a variety of challenges including family of origin stressors, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am a queer affirming therapist.
(240) 652-2243 View (240) 652-2243
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Junko Araki
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Wheaton, MD 20902  (Online Only)
Hello. Thank you for visiting my page. I believe that you have the potential to heal and grow regardless of your age, gender, social status, experience, and depth of pain. My goal is to help you acknowledge and trust your own strengths to overcome any struggles. When individuals come to therapy, they may feel out of balance with difficult feelings, perceptions, behaviors, and/or thoughts. With a holistic view of a person as a complex being with different facets and strengths, I aim to facilitate my clients' self-awareness, self-regulation, self-expression, and self-exploration toward recreating wholeness.
Hello. Thank you for visiting my page. I believe that you have the potential to heal and grow regardless of your age, gender, social status, experience, and depth of pain. My goal is to help you acknowledge and trust your own strengths to overcome any struggles. When individuals come to therapy, they may feel out of balance with difficult feelings, perceptions, behaviors, and/or thoughts. With a holistic view of a person as a complex being with different facets and strengths, I aim to facilitate my clients' self-awareness, self-regulation, self-expression, and self-exploration toward recreating wholeness.
(240) 837-8138 View (240) 837-8138
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Victoria Washington
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
My mission as an IFS-trained therapist is to help you understand and heal the different parts of yourself that may be in conflict or pain. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, I am here to support you. IFS stands for Internal Family Systems. It is a model that views each person as having a system of sub-personalities that have their own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and motivations. Some of your parts may be wounded by past experiences and carry negative emotions such as anger, fear, shame, or guilt. Other parts may try to protect you from those emotions by avoiding, pleasing, or numbing.
My mission as an IFS-trained therapist is to help you understand and heal the different parts of yourself that may be in conflict or pain. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, I am here to support you. IFS stands for Internal Family Systems. It is a model that views each person as having a system of sub-personalities that have their own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and motivations. Some of your parts may be wounded by past experiences and carry negative emotions such as anger, fear, shame, or guilt. Other parts may try to protect you from those emotions by avoiding, pleasing, or numbing.
(240) 233-2927 View (240) 233-2927
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Dr. Todd DeRose
PhD
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
A myriad of reasons can lead someone to therapy. What if you aren't necessarily struggling, but you just want to know yourself better? Maybe you're an intellectually curious person who's tried to make sense of things for a while, but you aren't necessarily ill. Therapists can be unsure how to work with this as they're often pathology-based. Philosophy, which ponders the deeper "whys" of things, can help--but it can be overwhelming without a guide. We, as a team, can examine where you are and where you want to go.
A myriad of reasons can lead someone to therapy. What if you aren't necessarily struggling, but you just want to know yourself better? Maybe you're an intellectually curious person who's tried to make sense of things for a while, but you aren't necessarily ill. Therapists can be unsure how to work with this as they're often pathology-based. Philosophy, which ponders the deeper "whys" of things, can help--but it can be overwhelming without a guide. We, as a team, can examine where you are and where you want to go.
(301) 205-5921 View (301) 205-5921
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Carol Lee Hilewick Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902
My goal is to help patients learn to be responders and to be in charge of themselves. Throughout treatment, a functional medicine approach is employed. Care collaboration is valued. Patients with cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges benefit from a variety of cognitive behavioral, neurobehavioral, and psychophysiological modalities. Patients with such conditions as emotional and physical trauma, chronic pain, addictions, brain injuries and disorders (autism, Asperger's, ADD/ADHD, motor and balance challenges, for example), sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression are treated. Individuals with neurological, autoimmune, metabolic, endocrinological, and other complex medical conditions find that the treatment modalities promote healing.
My goal is to help patients learn to be responders and to be in charge of themselves. Throughout treatment, a functional medicine approach is employed. Care collaboration is valued. Patients with cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges benefit from a variety of cognitive behavioral, neurobehavioral, and psychophysiological modalities. Patients with such conditions as emotional and physical trauma, chronic pain, addictions, brain injuries and disorders (autism, Asperger's, ADD/ADHD, motor and balance challenges, for example), sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression are treated. Individuals with neurological, autoimmune, metabolic, endocrinological, and other complex medical conditions find that the treatment modalities promote healing.
(301) 327-2544 View (301) 327-2544
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Amphora Psychotherapy
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome! What a big step you've taken by looking for help; we know it wasn't easy, but you made it! Amphora Psychotherapy was created out of our passion for supporting people on their journey to finding themselves. Along the way, our top priority is to hold compassionate space for all of you - all of your joy and sorrow, your fear and anger, your old wounds and new. We specialize in working with adults struggling with numbness, anger, depression, anxiety, codependency, or low self-esteem due to trauma related to relationships, family, or adverse experiences.
Hello, and welcome! What a big step you've taken by looking for help; we know it wasn't easy, but you made it! Amphora Psychotherapy was created out of our passion for supporting people on their journey to finding themselves. Along the way, our top priority is to hold compassionate space for all of you - all of your joy and sorrow, your fear and anger, your old wounds and new. We specialize in working with adults struggling with numbness, anger, depression, anxiety, codependency, or low self-esteem due to trauma related to relationships, family, or adverse experiences.
(301) 381-3491 View (301) 381-3491
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Adam Angel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
The people I work with want to change the way they are feeling or relating to others. Whether acute trauma, relationship issues or emotional challenges, I work with clients to process physical and emotional symptoms that feel stuck. Building on your strengths, we will work together towards an outcome of added joy, aliveness and connection to self and others. My experience includes over 10 years working with youth, adults and families. My training to date has led me to NARM. Here is a bit about the model: https://www.thecandidly.com/2019/everything-you-should-know-about-narm-the-newest-form-of-trauma-therapy
The people I work with want to change the way they are feeling or relating to others. Whether acute trauma, relationship issues or emotional challenges, I work with clients to process physical and emotional symptoms that feel stuck. Building on your strengths, we will work together towards an outcome of added joy, aliveness and connection to self and others. My experience includes over 10 years working with youth, adults and families. My training to date has led me to NARM. Here is a bit about the model: https://www.thecandidly.com/2019/everything-you-should-know-about-narm-the-newest-form-of-trauma-therapy
(410) 216-0747 View (410) 216-0747

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20902

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 20902 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% CareFirst
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20902 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20902?

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.