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Sherri Joynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
Our individual experiences play a role in shaping our personalities, how we see the world, and how we view ourselves. My goal is to help increase your self-awareness through self-exploration and world-exploration. This approach requires openmindedness, flexibility, and hard work. As a poet, I take a creative approach to nearly all I do, particularly therapy. Life is all about balance and therapy can be emotionally draining work. So I like to make therapy as fun and interesting as possible. I love working with people who are willing to learn, are open to trying new things, who want to grow and like to have fun in the process.
Our individual experiences play a role in shaping our personalities, how we see the world, and how we view ourselves. My goal is to help increase your self-awareness through self-exploration and world-exploration. This approach requires openmindedness, flexibility, and hard work. As a poet, I take a creative approach to nearly all I do, particularly therapy. Life is all about balance and therapy can be emotionally draining work. So I like to make therapy as fun and interesting as possible. I love working with people who are willing to learn, are open to trying new things, who want to grow and like to have fun in the process.
(410) 862-3778 View (410) 862-3778
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Work Life Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Letter from the Owner, LaToya Nkongolo: I started my career 24 years ago as a counselor in a juvenile detention facility. At that time, I learned the pervasiveness of mental health and substance use disorders, and the dangers of self-medicating. It comes a time where self-medication begins to hurt the addict and everyone around him/her. We work to help individuals and families break the cycle of addiction and/or manage mental health symptoms by learning ways to cope with life stressors. Our compassionate, highly competent staff are here to help you achieve peace of mind!
Letter from the Owner, LaToya Nkongolo: I started my career 24 years ago as a counselor in a juvenile detention facility. At that time, I learned the pervasiveness of mental health and substance use disorders, and the dangers of self-medicating. It comes a time where self-medication begins to hurt the addict and everyone around him/her. We work to help individuals and families break the cycle of addiction and/or manage mental health symptoms by learning ways to cope with life stressors. Our compassionate, highly competent staff are here to help you achieve peace of mind!
(443) 275-5152 View (443) 275-5152
Dr. Mary Jo Cannon
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MD
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Welcome to Outreach Recovery. My name is Donna Stefanik, and it's my privilege to guide you on a path that, although challenging, is teeming with hope and transformation. As the Vice President of Clinical Operations here, I bring an expansive background in facilitating healing and growth for those navigating the complexities of addiction and recovery. I'm deeply committed to ensuring that your journey with us is not just about healing but about rediscovering your strength and potential in a supportive and understanding environment.
Welcome to Outreach Recovery. My name is Donna Stefanik, and it's my privilege to guide you on a path that, although challenging, is teeming with hope and transformation. As the Vice President of Clinical Operations here, I bring an expansive background in facilitating healing and growth for those navigating the complexities of addiction and recovery. I'm deeply committed to ensuring that your journey with us is not just about healing but about rediscovering your strength and potential in a supportive and understanding environment.
(410) 348-7684 View (410) 348-7684
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Dr. Regina Miller Nadir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
Dr. Nadir served children, youth, and their families since 1997. She gravitated towards this field because there is such a need to help families grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, and mentally. Dr. Nadir is challenged to assist others who may not be operating at their highest/fullest potential as a result of complex trauma and obstacles that have hindered them. Dr. Nadir is humbled to help someone grow beyond what they thought they could imagine by using clinical skills to encourage mindset shifts and recognize areas of strengths despite experiences.
Dr. Nadir served children, youth, and their families since 1997. She gravitated towards this field because there is such a need to help families grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, and mentally. Dr. Nadir is challenged to assist others who may not be operating at their highest/fullest potential as a result of complex trauma and obstacles that have hindered them. Dr. Nadir is humbled to help someone grow beyond what they thought they could imagine by using clinical skills to encourage mindset shifts and recognize areas of strengths despite experiences.
(301) 962-2918 View (301) 962-2918
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Carrie Boone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
Whenever life’s challenges get to be overwhelming, it is ok to ask for help. I believe that we all possess inner strength and resilience that once channeled, can improve our lives in a positive way. I utilize a strengths-based and collaborative approach to assist others in recognizing challenges and formulating plans to overcome them. I am a Certified Grief Informed Professional and experienced in working with a diverse population of individuals to help them navigate complex issues such as: anxiety, depression, lack of assertiveness skills, low self-esteem, negative thinking and behaving, stress management, and grief and loss.
Whenever life’s challenges get to be overwhelming, it is ok to ask for help. I believe that we all possess inner strength and resilience that once channeled, can improve our lives in a positive way. I utilize a strengths-based and collaborative approach to assist others in recognizing challenges and formulating plans to overcome them. I am a Certified Grief Informed Professional and experienced in working with a diverse population of individuals to help them navigate complex issues such as: anxiety, depression, lack of assertiveness skills, low self-esteem, negative thinking and behaving, stress management, and grief and loss.
(667) 243-8576 View (667) 243-8576
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Healing Evolutions LLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I aim to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I take a collaborative approach, working with clients to help them achieve their goals and improve their overall well-being. I am dedicated to ongoing learning and staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques to provide the best possible care. I understand that seeking therapy can be intimidating, so I strive to establish a sense of trust and comfort in the therapeutic relationship.
As a therapist, I aim to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I take a collaborative approach, working with clients to help them achieve their goals and improve their overall well-being. I am dedicated to ongoing learning and staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques to provide the best possible care. I understand that seeking therapy can be intimidating, so I strive to establish a sense of trust and comfort in the therapeutic relationship.
(410) 936-7601 View (410) 936-7601
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Breakthrough Therapeutic Concepts, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
BTConcepts is a group private, practice located in Anne Arundel County. We believe that every client, regardless of age, ethnicity/race, religion/spirituality, clinical presentation, or any cultural difference deserves to heard, respected and understood. At BTConcepts, we strive to uphold therapeutic values such as empathy, genuineness and respect, in the work that we do with our clients. As our client, we want you to feel a part of your therapeutic journey and empowered to continue the work once therapy has ended. It is important that you recognize that "YOU" are the pilot behind the wheel called life, and that we are your co-pilot! If you are stuck? Searching for answers? Desiring clarity? We can help!
BTConcepts is a group private, practice located in Anne Arundel County. We believe that every client, regardless of age, ethnicity/race, religion/spirituality, clinical presentation, or any cultural difference deserves to heard, respected and understood. At BTConcepts, we strive to uphold therapeutic values such as empathy, genuineness and respect, in the work that we do with our clients. As our client, we want you to feel a part of your therapeutic journey and empowered to continue the work once therapy has ended. It is important that you recognize that "YOU" are the pilot behind the wheel called life, and that we are your co-pilot! If you are stuck? Searching for answers? Desiring clarity? We can help!
(667) 303-2983 View (667) 303-2983
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Darwin Green
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Beginning in 2013, Darwin trained as a substance abuse counselor as a civilian at a Marine Corps Base. He continued counseling studies and training since then, working with clients of diverse and varied backgrounds in a shifting and changing world. Mr. Green started with a career diploma at Penn Foster career school as a military spouse. He interned at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton at their Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center. From there, Mr. Green acquired a B.S. in Psychology from Penn State University. Afterward, he spent some time participating as a research assistant where he was trained in PTSD assessment tools.
Beginning in 2013, Darwin trained as a substance abuse counselor as a civilian at a Marine Corps Base. He continued counseling studies and training since then, working with clients of diverse and varied backgrounds in a shifting and changing world. Mr. Green started with a career diploma at Penn Foster career school as a military spouse. He interned at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton at their Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center. From there, Mr. Green acquired a B.S. in Psychology from Penn State University. Afterward, he spent some time participating as a research assistant where he was trained in PTSD assessment tools.
(443) 233-0623 View (443) 233-0623
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Herman Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
My passion is helping you find peace with your past and present so that you can live the future you want to live. I believe good therapy starts with a trusting and collaborative relationship. My approach to therapy is supportive, down-to-earth, and evidence-based. If you choose to work with me, your treatment will be based on your goals. My goal as a therapist is to help you address the underlying issues that are bringing you into therapy.
My passion is helping you find peace with your past and present so that you can live the future you want to live. I believe good therapy starts with a trusting and collaborative relationship. My approach to therapy is supportive, down-to-earth, and evidence-based. If you choose to work with me, your treatment will be based on your goals. My goal as a therapist is to help you address the underlying issues that are bringing you into therapy.
(443) 232-2676 View (443) 232-2676
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Bianca Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
Bianca Johnson is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) and Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) with years of experience working with teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, anger issues, parenting difficulties, depression, chronic stress, and pregnancy-related concerns.
Bianca Johnson is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) and Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) with years of experience working with teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, anger issues, parenting difficulties, depression, chronic stress, and pregnancy-related concerns.
(443) 991-8750 View (443) 991-8750
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Kyle Kunkel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Kyle Kunkel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Maryland and New York with over 7 years of experience providing services with and for kids and families in times of crisis with a focus on rehabilitation. Her goal is to work on improving the quality of life for individuals who have suffered trauma and/or life adjustment rendering clinical assistance.
Kyle Kunkel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Maryland and New York with over 7 years of experience providing services with and for kids and families in times of crisis with a focus on rehabilitation. Her goal is to work on improving the quality of life for individuals who have suffered trauma and/or life adjustment rendering clinical assistance.
(443) 594-7735 View (443) 594-7735
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Remedy Holistic Services, LLC
Counselor, MDiv, MS
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
Welcome! To remedy something means to set right or to cure. The beauty of being human is having the capacity to set things right within ourselves. To set something right is not always to suggest that something is wrong, but it does mean that to be human is to provide ourselves with much deserved grace and compassion. Life can be defeating at times, as we tirelessly work towards a version of ourselves that seems unattainable. If you have found yourself here, it is important for you to remember that who you currently are is also the person responsible for who you seek to become.
Welcome! To remedy something means to set right or to cure. The beauty of being human is having the capacity to set things right within ourselves. To set something right is not always to suggest that something is wrong, but it does mean that to be human is to provide ourselves with much deserved grace and compassion. Life can be defeating at times, as we tirelessly work towards a version of ourselves that seems unattainable. If you have found yourself here, it is important for you to remember that who you currently are is also the person responsible for who you seek to become.
(410) 498-6094 View (410) 498-6094
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Kris Hopkins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
I am passionate about providing therapy and psychological assessment from a holistic point of view. I specialize in health psychology, trauma, autism, ADHD, chronic illness and working with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community. I have found that my lived experiences have driven the areas of psychology I focus on the most. Being queer, AuDHD, and having my own experiences with trauma and chronic illness, I have experienced firsthand some downfalls of the healthcare system. I try my hardest to help others with both similar and different lived experiences navigate life through finding balanced, sustainable, and holistic solutions.
I am passionate about providing therapy and psychological assessment from a holistic point of view. I specialize in health psychology, trauma, autism, ADHD, chronic illness and working with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community. I have found that my lived experiences have driven the areas of psychology I focus on the most. Being queer, AuDHD, and having my own experiences with trauma and chronic illness, I have experienced firsthand some downfalls of the healthcare system. I try my hardest to help others with both similar and different lived experiences navigate life through finding balanced, sustainable, and holistic solutions.
(336) 975-8723 View (336) 975-8723
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Elena Fairley
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
Elena M. Fairley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Mississippi and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland who has 25 years of experience partnering with adults, couples, and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, relationship issues, and children's issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) and received her Master of Science in Family Counseling from Alabama A&M University.
Elena M. Fairley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Mississippi and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland who has 25 years of experience partnering with adults, couples, and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, relationship issues, and children's issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) and received her Master of Science in Family Counseling from Alabama A&M University.
(443) 331-9483 View (443) 331-9483
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Maya Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
Signs of narcissism often go unseen. I help otherwise successful adults who unwittingly find themselves in a relationship with a narcissist. Most people exhaust all resources trying to "fix" the relationship before they realize they are dealing with a situation quite distinct from the typical challenges relationships face. Understanding this distinction is critical to navigating forward safely and effectively. If it feels like your partner is rarely satisfied, shifts blame to you and others, refuses to change, and takes no accountability, you may be in a relationship with a narcissist.
Signs of narcissism often go unseen. I help otherwise successful adults who unwittingly find themselves in a relationship with a narcissist. Most people exhaust all resources trying to "fix" the relationship before they realize they are dealing with a situation quite distinct from the typical challenges relationships face. Understanding this distinction is critical to navigating forward safely and effectively. If it feels like your partner is rarely satisfied, shifts blame to you and others, refuses to change, and takes no accountability, you may be in a relationship with a narcissist.
(410) 514-3211 View (410) 514-3211
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Brittney Moals
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety? If you find it difficult to make friends and experience loneliness regularly, come talk to me. As a child did you experienced the painful effects of abuse, neglect, and trauma? Do you feel sad or feel that you have no energy or enough oomph? Do you want to feel better and learn new ways to manage your emotions effectively? You are not alone!
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety? If you find it difficult to make friends and experience loneliness regularly, come talk to me. As a child did you experienced the painful effects of abuse, neglect, and trauma? Do you feel sad or feel that you have no energy or enough oomph? Do you want to feel better and learn new ways to manage your emotions effectively? You are not alone!
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Anne Arundel Counseling, Inc.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CFC, BCTMH
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Anne Arundel Counseling is a highly recognized and regarded MD State Certified provider offering six convenient locations throughout the Annapolis, Baltimore & Washington areas (Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Edgewater, Bowie, Stevensville & Centreville). We pride ourselves on being a diverse group of licensed and experiences psychological, psycho therapeutic and clinical specialists. We are dedicated to the well-being of each client and empowering them to achieve in a warm, supportive and inviting environment. For additional information please visit our website at: www.annearundelcounseling.com To schedule with on one of our experienced male or female providers, please call our office to speak with any one of our administrative staff members: Allison O'Hanlon, Client Coordinator, Michele Kline, Office Manager or Connie Thomas, Practice Manager. Our administrative staff will complete an informal screening to have you scheduled with the most appropriate clinician for your area of need. They will also answer any questions you may have regarding the counseling process, AAC, your clinician or any other related item. Lastly, they will take any insurance or EAP information to perform the billing as appropriate. We look forward to hearing from you and ensure your counseling experience is positive and beneficial.
Anne Arundel Counseling is a highly recognized and regarded MD State Certified provider offering six convenient locations throughout the Annapolis, Baltimore & Washington areas (Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Edgewater, Bowie, Stevensville & Centreville). We pride ourselves on being a diverse group of licensed and experiences psychological, psycho therapeutic and clinical specialists. We are dedicated to the well-being of each client and empowering them to achieve in a warm, supportive and inviting environment. For additional information please visit our website at: www.annearundelcounseling.com To schedule with on one of our experienced male or female providers, please call our office to speak with any one of our administrative staff members: Allison O'Hanlon, Client Coordinator, Michele Kline, Office Manager or Connie Thomas, Practice Manager. Our administrative staff will complete an informal screening to have you scheduled with the most appropriate clinician for your area of need. They will also answer any questions you may have regarding the counseling process, AAC, your clinician or any other related item. Lastly, they will take any insurance or EAP information to perform the billing as appropriate. We look forward to hearing from you and ensure your counseling experience is positive and beneficial.
(410) 415-1851 View (410) 415-1851
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Divine Touch Therapeutic Counseling and Mentoring
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
I am a compassionate, solution-oriented therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans for children, adolescents and adults dealing with behavioral and/or mental health disorder. I expertise in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) for a lasting solution to my client's struggles. I enjoy working with clients through the process of healing and helping them to be in control of their treatment while necessary guidance is provided for an optimum outcome.
I am a compassionate, solution-oriented therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans for children, adolescents and adults dealing with behavioral and/or mental health disorder. I expertise in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) for a lasting solution to my client's struggles. I enjoy working with clients through the process of healing and helping them to be in control of their treatment while necessary guidance is provided for an optimum outcome.
(240) 903-6175 View (240) 903-6175
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Takea Johnson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061  (Online Only)
Telehealth sessions only. Currently have a waitlist. You will experience a strong, supportive, and caring therapeutic relationship. If you have been feeling hopeless, sad, loss of interest in activities, wanting help with changing negative behaviors with you or your child than you have come to the right place G.E.M.S. Psychotherapy with Takea Johnson, LCPC. I work with individuals and families of all ages. I use an integrated approach to counseling drawing from a client-centered, and cognitive behavioral foundation.
Telehealth sessions only. Currently have a waitlist. You will experience a strong, supportive, and caring therapeutic relationship. If you have been feeling hopeless, sad, loss of interest in activities, wanting help with changing negative behaviors with you or your child than you have come to the right place G.E.M.S. Psychotherapy with Takea Johnson, LCPC. I work with individuals and families of all ages. I use an integrated approach to counseling drawing from a client-centered, and cognitive behavioral foundation.
(410) 397-5805 View (410) 397-5805
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Darwin Green
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Darwin offers an individualized approach, implementing mindfulness-based, solutions-focused, narrative, family systems, attachment-based, and cognitive behavioral (CBT) interventions. He partners with his clients to identify both practical and insightful interventions that cultivate success in everyday life. Darwin provides a supportive, relaxed, and safe environment where you can work through and uncover difficult emotions and achieve personal growth. He strives to assist you to process trauma, conflicts, and everyday stress so that you may be your most healthy self and experience a more connected and fulfilled life.
Darwin offers an individualized approach, implementing mindfulness-based, solutions-focused, narrative, family systems, attachment-based, and cognitive behavioral (CBT) interventions. He partners with his clients to identify both practical and insightful interventions that cultivate success in everyday life. Darwin provides a supportive, relaxed, and safe environment where you can work through and uncover difficult emotions and achieve personal growth. He strives to assist you to process trauma, conflicts, and everyday stress so that you may be your most healthy self and experience a more connected and fulfilled life.
(443) 888-0887 View (443) 888-0887

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 21061

100+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in 21061 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
64% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Cigna and Evernorth
74% Aetna
74% CareFirst

How Therapists in 21061 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 21061?

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.