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Heather I. Major
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arnold, MD 21012
Are you anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? I’m here to help and I am honored that you’re considering me as part of your support system. My name is Heather and I work with women who are struggling with anxiety, stress, and obsessive thoughts to help them build coping strategies and resilience in order to live more balanced, fulfilled lives. I use integrated, evidenced-based methods to help you explore your lifestyle, relationships, career, values, and goals. You will have the opportunity to learn, heal, and grow in a safe, judgement free, and supportive space so that you can be the best version of YOU.
Are you anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? I’m here to help and I am honored that you’re considering me as part of your support system. My name is Heather and I work with women who are struggling with anxiety, stress, and obsessive thoughts to help them build coping strategies and resilience in order to live more balanced, fulfilled lives. I use integrated, evidenced-based methods to help you explore your lifestyle, relationships, career, values, and goals. You will have the opportunity to learn, heal, and grow in a safe, judgement free, and supportive space so that you can be the best version of YOU.
(443) 648-9606 View (443) 648-9606
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Kelini Coker
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
Kelini Coker is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology and her Master's in Community Counseling at McDaniel College, where she cultivated her passion for serving others. Kelini moves at the client's pace, listens attentively, and makes sure the client feels comfortable to be themselves in order to best address therapy goals. Her heart's work is helping clients to navigate challenges due to life-event transitions, family of origin struggles, trauma, depression, anxiety, and identity formation.
Kelini Coker is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology and her Master's in Community Counseling at McDaniel College, where she cultivated her passion for serving others. Kelini moves at the client's pace, listens attentively, and makes sure the client feels comfortable to be themselves in order to best address therapy goals. Her heart's work is helping clients to navigate challenges due to life-event transitions, family of origin struggles, trauma, depression, anxiety, and identity formation.
(443) 406-4021 View (443) 406-4021
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Edwin Hernandez-Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arnold, MD 21012
I utilize an array of approaches and offer tools that can help address current concerns. Additionally, this allows for us to explore the roots of life's challenges. I see our relationship as a dyad of mutual trust that serves as the vessel for our work. Using an attachment framework, informed by my fellowship at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis (ICP+P), I hope to bring a sense of safety, connection, compassion, and acceptance. At your pace, we can direct our focus to integrate mind-body techniques. This is to offer relief and learn more about yourself.
I utilize an array of approaches and offer tools that can help address current concerns. Additionally, this allows for us to explore the roots of life's challenges. I see our relationship as a dyad of mutual trust that serves as the vessel for our work. Using an attachment framework, informed by my fellowship at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis (ICP+P), I hope to bring a sense of safety, connection, compassion, and acceptance. At your pace, we can direct our focus to integrate mind-body techniques. This is to offer relief and learn more about yourself.
(443) 234-9614 View (443) 234-9614
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The Collective Healing Center
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arnold, MD 21012
The Collective Healing Center is an evidence-based private practice that provides trauma-informed mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Our clinical staff is especially trained to work in individual, couples, or family therapy formats. We specialize in the areas of children and families, trauma, attachment disruptions, perinatal and postpartum mental health, life transitions, gender diversity, and sexual orientation. Our clinicians have ample familiarity with trauma-related issues and symptoms such as self-injury, dissociation, eating concerns, grief and sexual behaviors.
The Collective Healing Center is an evidence-based private practice that provides trauma-informed mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Our clinical staff is especially trained to work in individual, couples, or family therapy formats. We specialize in the areas of children and families, trauma, attachment disruptions, perinatal and postpartum mental health, life transitions, gender diversity, and sexual orientation. Our clinicians have ample familiarity with trauma-related issues and symptoms such as self-injury, dissociation, eating concerns, grief and sexual behaviors.
(410) 632-6097 View (410) 632-6097
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Angelica Shiels
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
Hi! Find me on TikTok at dr..angelica.shie , where I discuss attachment styles, family systems, child development, communication, emotional regulation, and attunement. My associate, Amanda, is immediately available for relationship consultation! Check out the couples workshop tab at marylandfamilypsychology.com
Hi! Find me on TikTok at dr..angelica.shie , where I discuss attachment styles, family systems, child development, communication, emotional regulation, and attunement. My associate, Amanda, is immediately available for relationship consultation! Check out the couples workshop tab at marylandfamilypsychology.com
(240) 468-4773 View (240) 468-4773
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Douglas Tilley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
I am a psychotherapist and a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical and am designated as a Clinical Member and an Approved Supervisor by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. My practice includes Couple, Family and Individual Psychotherapy including relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, anger, couple issues, sexual issues, separation and divorce issues, life transitions, grief and loss issues, mid-life issues, child and teen issues, and dysfunctional family issues. In addition I teach and train couple therapists in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for Couples.
I am a psychotherapist and a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical and am designated as a Clinical Member and an Approved Supervisor by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. My practice includes Couple, Family and Individual Psychotherapy including relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, anger, couple issues, sexual issues, separation and divorce issues, life transitions, grief and loss issues, mid-life issues, child and teen issues, and dysfunctional family issues. In addition I teach and train couple therapists in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for Couples.
(410) 927-6137 View (410) 927-6137
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Carmen Pendleton
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012  (Online Only)
I am a straightforward, honest and solution oriented therapist. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety related issues. My approach is eclectic but majority person centered.
I am a straightforward, honest and solution oriented therapist. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety related issues. My approach is eclectic but majority person centered.
(443) 351-6253 View (443) 351-6253
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Heather Joy Silver And The Silverleaf Counseling Crew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CPLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arnold, MD 21012
Have you been devastated by miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby? Are you struggling with perinatal or postpartum depression? Are you having a hard time with a subsequent pregnancy after a loss? Have you received a pregnancy diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. I assist parents with difficult decision making and counseling through a difficult journey. With any type of grief there are challenges, different grieving styles, and communication. I am honored to come alongside families at their most difficult times and help them find hope, establish goals, and help advocate for their wants, needs, and wishes.
Have you been devastated by miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby? Are you struggling with perinatal or postpartum depression? Are you having a hard time with a subsequent pregnancy after a loss? Have you received a pregnancy diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. I assist parents with difficult decision making and counseling through a difficult journey. With any type of grief there are challenges, different grieving styles, and communication. I am honored to come alongside families at their most difficult times and help them find hope, establish goals, and help advocate for their wants, needs, and wishes.
(410) 782-3575 View (410) 782-3575
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Diane Channas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
When struggling with challenges in life, often making the initial appointment is the biggest step. Being vulnerable to someone takes strength and courage. Take the first step and discover how to make positive change happen. Together we can find a way to navigate life's complexities. I would enjoy helping you discover your potential as we walk through challenging life circumstances.
When struggling with challenges in life, often making the initial appointment is the biggest step. Being vulnerable to someone takes strength and courage. Take the first step and discover how to make positive change happen. Together we can find a way to navigate life's complexities. I would enjoy helping you discover your potential as we walk through challenging life circumstances.
(443) 214-0402 View (443) 214-0402
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Healing Harbor Psychotherapy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
As dedicated trauma therapists, we are here to support you through challenging times and help you heal from past experiences. Specializing in complex traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we provide a safe and confidential space where you can share your experiences and work towards healing. With compassion and expertise, we aim to guide you towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. Together, we can achieve lasting transformation and well-being.
As dedicated trauma therapists, we are here to support you through challenging times and help you heal from past experiences. Specializing in complex traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we provide a safe and confidential space where you can share your experiences and work towards healing. With compassion and expertise, we aim to guide you towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. Together, we can achieve lasting transformation and well-being.
(443) 323-2739 View (443) 323-2739
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Clare Bubniak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment to explore barriers that keep you or you family from living your most fulfilling life. Using a collaborative and holistic approach, I support children, adolescents, and adults who are working through life stressors and transitions, trauma and grief, and navigating a variety of mental health diagnoses. Additionally, I support clients through anxiety, depression and mood challenges, perinatal mental health, parenting, adjustment and attachment work. I have experience working individuals exploring sexual/gender identity, foster/ adoptive families, and children with sexual behavior problems.
I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment to explore barriers that keep you or you family from living your most fulfilling life. Using a collaborative and holistic approach, I support children, adolescents, and adults who are working through life stressors and transitions, trauma and grief, and navigating a variety of mental health diagnoses. Additionally, I support clients through anxiety, depression and mood challenges, perinatal mental health, parenting, adjustment and attachment work. I have experience working individuals exploring sexual/gender identity, foster/ adoptive families, and children with sexual behavior problems.
(443) 323-0617 View (443) 323-0617
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Meredith Roberts
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012  (Online Only)
Meredith is a License Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who is passionate about working with those seeking extra support on their journey. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has received training on other modalities such as play therapy, EMDR, PCIT, and utilizes a personalized approach for each client. Meredith received her training in a trauma clinic focused on child maltreatment, which allows her to understand trauma in a thorough and complex way, both with the individual, but also through the systems connected such as family, social services, schools, medical, and legal system.
Meredith is a License Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who is passionate about working with those seeking extra support on their journey. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has received training on other modalities such as play therapy, EMDR, PCIT, and utilizes a personalized approach for each client. Meredith received her training in a trauma clinic focused on child maltreatment, which allows her to understand trauma in a thorough and complex way, both with the individual, but also through the systems connected such as family, social services, schools, medical, and legal system.
(443) 381-6497 View (443) 381-6497
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James M Ballard III
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
Are you a performing artist and/or an athlete weighed down by life and its challenges? You know there's more inside you - music, lyrics, creativity, athletic and rhythmic expression - but your mind is busy or your body physically paused? All-county/-district, all-metro, or all-state athletes can experience social-emotional challenges. Similarly, lyricists or writers can experience creative blocks and singers and dancers cope with performance anxiety. Even bands, groups, and teams can experience interpersonal conflict.
Are you a performing artist and/or an athlete weighed down by life and its challenges? You know there's more inside you - music, lyrics, creativity, athletic and rhythmic expression - but your mind is busy or your body physically paused? All-county/-district, all-metro, or all-state athletes can experience social-emotional challenges. Similarly, lyricists or writers can experience creative blocks and singers and dancers cope with performance anxiety. Even bands, groups, and teams can experience interpersonal conflict.
(443) 843-0711 View (443) 843-0711
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Ilana Posner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
Have you experienced chronic pain or chronic illness that took years to diagnose? Or are you struggling with an invisible illness and still seeking the validation of a diagnosis/treatment plan? I know the road to a diagnosis & living with a diagnosis can be isolating, invalidating, stressful, & traumatic. As a Certified Health Coach and Trauma-Informed Therapist, I utilize EMDR, parts work, and Motivational Interviewing to access & reprocess traumatic memories/experiences so they no longer rule our lives, while finding ways to create and maintain lifestyle habits that work for you.
Have you experienced chronic pain or chronic illness that took years to diagnose? Or are you struggling with an invisible illness and still seeking the validation of a diagnosis/treatment plan? I know the road to a diagnosis & living with a diagnosis can be isolating, invalidating, stressful, & traumatic. As a Certified Health Coach and Trauma-Informed Therapist, I utilize EMDR, parts work, and Motivational Interviewing to access & reprocess traumatic memories/experiences so they no longer rule our lives, while finding ways to create and maintain lifestyle habits that work for you.
(443) 342-3692 View (443) 342-3692
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Regina Ann Warren
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ADS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arnold, MD 21012
Normal life events can be stressful when they exceed your ability to cope. Losses like the death of a loved one, separation/divorce, relocation or retirement, or an "empty nest" may threaten your emotional and physical health. Even positive events like marriage or the birth of a child require substantial adjustment. While small amounts of stress can be a positive motivator, prolonged exposure to stress may lead to anxiety, depression, and physical health problems. If you are feeling overwhelmed or unsure of how to cope with the demands placed on you, it is probably time to see a therapist.
Normal life events can be stressful when they exceed your ability to cope. Losses like the death of a loved one, separation/divorce, relocation or retirement, or an "empty nest" may threaten your emotional and physical health. Even positive events like marriage or the birth of a child require substantial adjustment. While small amounts of stress can be a positive motivator, prolonged exposure to stress may lead to anxiety, depression, and physical health problems. If you are feeling overwhelmed or unsure of how to cope with the demands placed on you, it is probably time to see a therapist.
(410) 417-6800 View (410) 417-6800
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Laurie Scheidle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
Laurie has been practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist since 2011. Over the years she has learned that each individual she has had the honor to serve has been just that “ an individual, unlike any other. There is no cookie cutter approach to psychotherapy. The therapeutic services she provides is catered to each person, based on their goals, values, and capabilities as well as evidence-based research.
Laurie has been practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist since 2011. Over the years she has learned that each individual she has had the honor to serve has been just that “ an individual, unlike any other. There is no cookie cutter approach to psychotherapy. The therapeutic services she provides is catered to each person, based on their goals, values, and capabilities as well as evidence-based research.
(443) 888-2146 View (443) 888-2146
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Anna Batyan
Counselor, LGPC, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
Anna Batyan is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2019. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both of which she completed with excellence at George Mason University. Anna brings a wealth of experience in working at different levels of care with diverse populations struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and co-occurring diagnosis.
Anna Batyan is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2019. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both of which she completed with excellence at George Mason University. Anna brings a wealth of experience in working at different levels of care with diverse populations struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and co-occurring diagnosis.
(443) 360-3920 View (443) 360-3920
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T.j. Jones-Rouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
Waitlist for new clients
Over the course of my career I have become increasingly aware of a demand in the community for Sex Therapy, and have decided to recalibrate my practice accordingly. I am engaged in a comprehensive training program facilitated by the Sexual Health Alliance on my path to becoming an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist. My background in substance abuse and trauma has largely informed this decision. I continue to serve individuals seeking to manage compulsive behaviors, AD(H)D, anxiety disorders, and mood symptoms through this transition to a sex-centered practice.
Over the course of my career I have become increasingly aware of a demand in the community for Sex Therapy, and have decided to recalibrate my practice accordingly. I am engaged in a comprehensive training program facilitated by the Sexual Health Alliance on my path to becoming an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist. My background in substance abuse and trauma has largely informed this decision. I continue to serve individuals seeking to manage compulsive behaviors, AD(H)D, anxiety disorders, and mood symptoms through this transition to a sex-centered practice.
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Jamie Christy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arnold, MD 21012  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Jamie and I am a person centered therapist. I understand how important it is to be seen, heard and build an authentic relationship with a therapist. I want to assist you to use your innate strengths to meet your needs in an environment where you can be free to express yourself without fear of judgement.
Hi! I'm Jamie and I am a person centered therapist. I understand how important it is to be seen, heard and build an authentic relationship with a therapist. I want to assist you to use your innate strengths to meet your needs in an environment where you can be free to express yourself without fear of judgement.
(667) 226-0048 View (667) 226-0048
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Heather Knox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Arnold, MD 21012
Heather Knox is a Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical in Maryland who has been practicing since 1996. She graduated from the Florida State University School of Social Work. When working with clients, Heather likes to start where they are, and where they feel they need the most help. Heather combines her empathic listening skills with her ability to help her clients create solutions to the issues that may be blocking their ability to enjoy life to their fullest potential. In her free time, Heather enjoys being with her family, listening to music, reading, watching movies, and playing with her cats and dogs.
Heather Knox is a Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical in Maryland who has been practicing since 1996. She graduated from the Florida State University School of Social Work. When working with clients, Heather likes to start where they are, and where they feel they need the most help. Heather combines her empathic listening skills with her ability to help her clients create solutions to the issues that may be blocking their ability to enjoy life to their fullest potential. In her free time, Heather enjoys being with her family, listening to music, reading, watching movies, and playing with her cats and dogs.
(443) 272-4852 View (443) 272-4852
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 21012

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 21012 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% CareFirst
66% Cigna and Evernorth
65% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 21012 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 21012?

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.