Therapists in 21136

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Jeanne M Deignan-Kosmides Ms Ncc C-Iayt E-Ryt
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC , E-RYT, C-IAYT, MS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Reisterstown, MD 21136
I provide compassionate counseling when you are facing mental health challenges - transitions in your life, relationship issues, trauma, grief, personal growth, anxiety, depression and stress related issues. I use a variety of counseling methods & incorporate mindfulness & relaxation into my counseling sessions when appropriate. I hope to bring a broad, warm and unique quality of experience, knowledge and nurturing support to the counseling sessions. I am also a Kripalu senior level yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master.
I provide compassionate counseling when you are facing mental health challenges - transitions in your life, relationship issues, trauma, grief, personal growth, anxiety, depression and stress related issues. I use a variety of counseling methods & incorporate mindfulness & relaxation into my counseling sessions when appropriate. I hope to bring a broad, warm and unique quality of experience, knowledge and nurturing support to the counseling sessions. I am also a Kripalu senior level yoga teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master.
(410) 587-0201 View (410) 587-0201
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Robert Gonder
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
I have been serving the Carroll County community since 1998 and have experience working with a vast array of populations. I offer a unique skill set of solution focused, behavioral, and holistic modalities. Helping individuals and couples to rewrite the stories that no longer serve them has become a passion; exploring family dynamics and facilitating both individual and environmental changes.
I have been serving the Carroll County community since 1998 and have experience working with a vast array of populations. I offer a unique skill set of solution focused, behavioral, and holistic modalities. Helping individuals and couples to rewrite the stories that no longer serve them has become a passion; exploring family dynamics and facilitating both individual and environmental changes.
(443) 992-7057 View (443) 992-7057
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SOAR Clinical Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
Unfortunately, life can be painful and difficult at times. We all experience failures, disappointments, setbacks, and heartbreak that can leave us going through the motions of life growing weary and faint. We are a mother-son team based in Baltimore, MD here to help and encourage our clients to soar like an eagle. This will be an inclusive partnership with your input to build a solution-focused individualized treatment plan. In a time where there is much uncertainty in the world, your mental health is your greatest weapon. Let us help you to hope again and to renew your strength so that you can S.O.A.R. high.
Unfortunately, life can be painful and difficult at times. We all experience failures, disappointments, setbacks, and heartbreak that can leave us going through the motions of life growing weary and faint. We are a mother-son team based in Baltimore, MD here to help and encourage our clients to soar like an eagle. This will be an inclusive partnership with your input to build a solution-focused individualized treatment plan. In a time where there is much uncertainty in the world, your mental health is your greatest weapon. Let us help you to hope again and to renew your strength so that you can S.O.A.R. high.
(410) 927-1622 View (410) 927-1622
Eileen Katz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
We bring all of our strengths and all of our struggles into our relationships. When those struggles threaten the health and stability of our relationships, it is time for help. Every challenge - addiction, abuse, depression, change - affects each family member individually and the family unit. Family is not passive. Family has power and can motivate movement back toward health and stability. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, abuse, or is navigating a life transition, you deserve support and guidance to get back to safety, sanity and stability.
We bring all of our strengths and all of our struggles into our relationships. When those struggles threaten the health and stability of our relationships, it is time for help. Every challenge - addiction, abuse, depression, change - affects each family member individually and the family unit. Family is not passive. Family has power and can motivate movement back toward health and stability. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, abuse, or is navigating a life transition, you deserve support and guidance to get back to safety, sanity and stability.
(410) 205-1059 View (410) 205-1059
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Joy Martin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reisterstown, MD 21136
I begin therapy by building a strong relationship with my clients. It is my goal that you feel safe and cared for when we are together, and I do my best to step into your experience with you and feel what you are feeling. Clients find me nurturing and have confidence that I am helping them reach their goals. I enjoy working with couples, children, and individuals. With couples, I help uncover destructive relationship patterns and establish new patterns that bring healing, and mutual satisfaction. With children, I provide play therapy and work as a team with their parents and caregivers to reach their goals.
I begin therapy by building a strong relationship with my clients. It is my goal that you feel safe and cared for when we are together, and I do my best to step into your experience with you and feel what you are feeling. Clients find me nurturing and have confidence that I am helping them reach their goals. I enjoy working with couples, children, and individuals. With couples, I help uncover destructive relationship patterns and establish new patterns that bring healing, and mutual satisfaction. With children, I provide play therapy and work as a team with their parents and caregivers to reach their goals.
(410) 873-9825 View (410) 873-9825
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Frank L Lockman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136
I heard it said somewhere "there are two kinds of people, people with issues and those without". So If your are reading this and have challenges you wish to overcome, lets talk. Whether you're having marital issues stemming from a lack of communication, need help for a child or teenager who is struggling with substance abuse or defiance, or dealing with anxiety or depression yourself-you have come to the right place. I assist individuals to help themselves through their challenges. My approach to therapy encourages clients to experience an opportunity for healing, developing skills, and changing behavior.
I heard it said somewhere "there are two kinds of people, people with issues and those without". So If your are reading this and have challenges you wish to overcome, lets talk. Whether you're having marital issues stemming from a lack of communication, need help for a child or teenager who is struggling with substance abuse or defiance, or dealing with anxiety or depression yourself-you have come to the right place. I assist individuals to help themselves through their challenges. My approach to therapy encourages clients to experience an opportunity for healing, developing skills, and changing behavior.
(410) 639-3369 View (410) 639-3369
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Chesapeake Behavioral Health, Clinical Director
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Waitlist for new clients
Jennifer Elkins, LCSW-C, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Reisterstown, MD, and via Telehealth. Her primary focus is Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Attention Disorder, and Post Traumatic Disorders. Therapy is an opportunity to think out loud with a non-judgmental, supportive professional outside of your typical world. Ms. Elkins utilizes a combination of Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to help you identify, manage, and cope with your symptoms.
Jennifer Elkins, LCSW-C, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Reisterstown, MD, and via Telehealth. Her primary focus is Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Attention Disorder, and Post Traumatic Disorders. Therapy is an opportunity to think out loud with a non-judgmental, supportive professional outside of your typical world. Ms. Elkins utilizes a combination of Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to help you identify, manage, and cope with your symptoms.
(443) 331-9394 View (443) 331-9394
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Emily Feinberg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPAT, LCPC
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136
You may be seeking therapy because you need extra support coping with the stress of daily life. Maybe you are working hard to regulate intense emotions or to feel like past traumas are truly in the past. I believe in working together to tailor an approach that honors your unique needs and fosters a safe space for you to heal and grow. I am licensed as a counselor and an art therapist, so our work together could be traditional talk therapy, as well as art therapy. Whether you consider yourself an artist or haven't touched a crayon since grade school, art therapy can be a dynamic way to learn healthy skills and find greater meaning.
You may be seeking therapy because you need extra support coping with the stress of daily life. Maybe you are working hard to regulate intense emotions or to feel like past traumas are truly in the past. I believe in working together to tailor an approach that honors your unique needs and fosters a safe space for you to heal and grow. I am licensed as a counselor and an art therapist, so our work together could be traditional talk therapy, as well as art therapy. Whether you consider yourself an artist or haven't touched a crayon since grade school, art therapy can be a dynamic way to learn healthy skills and find greater meaning.
(443) 218-9882 View (443) 218-9882
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Matt Veader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be complex, difficult, and overwhelming. Maybe you’re here because you’ve hit a wall or feel worn down. Maybe you’re anxious about the pandemic or the tension you see and feel in the world around you. Maybe you're grieving the loss of a person or community that made life feel safe and normal. Maybe you feel completely alone, unsupported, and invisible. I have felt these things, too, and would be honored to create a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to process, explore, and heal.
Life can be complex, difficult, and overwhelming. Maybe you’re here because you’ve hit a wall or feel worn down. Maybe you’re anxious about the pandemic or the tension you see and feel in the world around you. Maybe you're grieving the loss of a person or community that made life feel safe and normal. Maybe you feel completely alone, unsupported, and invisible. I have felt these things, too, and would be honored to create a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to process, explore, and heal.
(410) 261-4053 View (410) 261-4053
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Emily Bitner
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, RYT500
Verified
3 Endorsed
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
Are you ready to grow beyond the issues causing distress, self-doubt, anxiety, fear, low confidence, depression? I work with women who are ready to heal deeply. Together, we explore what the present challenges are, with support and compassion we help you understand your past in a new way allowing you to heal and unburden. I help you re-locate your inner compass to find your way & believe you have the resources you need and wholeness already within you, I'm here to help you excavate it and embrace it. Support Group available for women estranged from their mom or adult daughter starting 3/28/24. Details under groups.
Are you ready to grow beyond the issues causing distress, self-doubt, anxiety, fear, low confidence, depression? I work with women who are ready to heal deeply. Together, we explore what the present challenges are, with support and compassion we help you understand your past in a new way allowing you to heal and unburden. I help you re-locate your inner compass to find your way & believe you have the resources you need and wholeness already within you, I'm here to help you excavate it and embrace it. Support Group available for women estranged from their mom or adult daughter starting 3/28/24. Details under groups.
(443) 863-7466 View (443) 863-7466
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Melynda Klausner
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136
You just finished a productive day at work and felt pretty good about yourself. Then that voice pipes up. “Remember you can’t do anything right” “Everyone is judging you behind your back?” “It’s not worth trying because you’ll only fail.” No matter what you do, this inner critic never stops. Every time your confidence starts to grow, and you consider trying something new, that voice returns to fill you with fear and doubt. It seems like you only know how to focus on the bad and never give yourself any credit for the good. You wish you could somehow silence this part of you, but it feels hopeless. You don’t know what to do.
You just finished a productive day at work and felt pretty good about yourself. Then that voice pipes up. “Remember you can’t do anything right” “Everyone is judging you behind your back?” “It’s not worth trying because you’ll only fail.” No matter what you do, this inner critic never stops. Every time your confidence starts to grow, and you consider trying something new, that voice returns to fill you with fear and doubt. It seems like you only know how to focus on the bad and never give yourself any credit for the good. You wish you could somehow silence this part of you, but it feels hopeless. You don’t know what to do.
(410) 873-1953 View (410) 873-1953
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Kelsey E Averbukh
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MS
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Your relationship with your therapist is the most important aspect of treatment. I want to take this time to introduce myself and give you a bit of background information so you can feel confident in your choice of selecting White Oak Family Therapy for your counseling needs. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, & their families. My goal is to help you & your family reach your goals - whether that is developing coping skills, increasing communication, addressing mental health concerns, & beyond. I have experience working with suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, life transitions, behavioral & parenting challenges.
Your relationship with your therapist is the most important aspect of treatment. I want to take this time to introduce myself and give you a bit of background information so you can feel confident in your choice of selecting White Oak Family Therapy for your counseling needs. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, & their families. My goal is to help you & your family reach your goals - whether that is developing coping skills, increasing communication, addressing mental health concerns, & beyond. I have experience working with suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, life transitions, behavioral & parenting challenges.
(443) 998-9205 View (443) 998-9205
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Lorah 'Bess' Hauf
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Privately owned, welcoming family practice. Do you see yourself as an out of the box, possibly Neurodivergent person. Are you done with feeling overwhelmed and off track? It might be time to sort through the chaos and find a path that works for you and the unique way you process the world. I specialize with teens and adults with ADHD, anxiety and low self esteem as well as clients who are navigating complicated family dynamics. A friend asked me once how to find an extroverted therapist, someone who would match energy with her friend. She's right, finding the right vibe is critical for success in therapy. So who am I you might ask?
Privately owned, welcoming family practice. Do you see yourself as an out of the box, possibly Neurodivergent person. Are you done with feeling overwhelmed and off track? It might be time to sort through the chaos and find a path that works for you and the unique way you process the world. I specialize with teens and adults with ADHD, anxiety and low self esteem as well as clients who are navigating complicated family dynamics. A friend asked me once how to find an extroverted therapist, someone who would match energy with her friend. She's right, finding the right vibe is critical for success in therapy. So who am I you might ask?
(410) 970-6368 View (410) 970-6368
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Janet Peña, BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, MA, BCBA, LBA
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals to make behavior and lifestyle changes. My unique approach to working with clients is based on my clinical training in behavior analysis, psychotherapy and integrative nutrition. As a Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst we will examine prior conditioning, learn adaptive behaviors and implement systems to help you feel your best, while working from a holistic client centered perspective. As an integrative health coach we will focus on areas of life that are out of balance. Often we get stuck in a certain area of life (relationships, career, parenting) and need support.
I specialize in working with individuals to make behavior and lifestyle changes. My unique approach to working with clients is based on my clinical training in behavior analysis, psychotherapy and integrative nutrition. As a Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst we will examine prior conditioning, learn adaptive behaviors and implement systems to help you feel your best, while working from a holistic client centered perspective. As an integrative health coach we will focus on areas of life that are out of balance. Often we get stuck in a certain area of life (relationships, career, parenting) and need support.
(410) 656-6393 View (410) 656-6393
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Pamela LaVeist-Bell
Pastoral Counselor, LCPC
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I help people to heal emotional wounds and restore their inner peace. Through pastoral therapy my clients learn new ways to overcome issues that block the love and contentment they deserve. You may have tried other forms of therapy. Perhaps it's time to try therapy that brings your faith into the healing process. For more than 16 years, I've used spiritual and psychological interventions to help my clients break unhealthy patterns and build confidence. As I witness their amazing progress, I'm assured that there is always hope... no matter how difficult a situation may be. With God all things are possible!
I help people to heal emotional wounds and restore their inner peace. Through pastoral therapy my clients learn new ways to overcome issues that block the love and contentment they deserve. You may have tried other forms of therapy. Perhaps it's time to try therapy that brings your faith into the healing process. For more than 16 years, I've used spiritual and psychological interventions to help my clients break unhealthy patterns and build confidence. As I witness their amazing progress, I'm assured that there is always hope... no matter how difficult a situation may be. With God all things are possible!
(410) 983-6599 View (410) 983-6599
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Bridgit Lacy-Wolak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
Do people say how great your life is and how great you are, but as you smile and nod you know that deep down you’re consumed with anxiety, fear of failure, imposter syndrome, or self-doubt? Are your nights plagued obsessing about the next day, recounting all the “silly” things you said or did, or reliving all your regrets? Does the possibility of making mistakes scare the hell out of you and keep you stuck? And, have you ever felt confident when you’re alone and believe you can conquer the world, but once you’re around other people, your adult self suddenly becomes an awkward teenager?
Do people say how great your life is and how great you are, but as you smile and nod you know that deep down you’re consumed with anxiety, fear of failure, imposter syndrome, or self-doubt? Are your nights plagued obsessing about the next day, recounting all the “silly” things you said or did, or reliving all your regrets? Does the possibility of making mistakes scare the hell out of you and keep you stuck? And, have you ever felt confident when you’re alone and believe you can conquer the world, but once you’re around other people, your adult self suddenly becomes an awkward teenager?
(240) 679-5725 View (240) 679-5725
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GIFTS Mental Health Clinic
Psychologist
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136
In 2006, Dr. Akintunde Morakinyo was inspired to achieve a lifelong dream to develop a private practice with a focus on children and adolescents. GIFTS has evolved into a robust mental health clinic that serves the needs of children, adults and families. We pursue the values of compassion, respect and excellence in our services. We empower our clients to unwrap and maximize their potential.
In 2006, Dr. Akintunde Morakinyo was inspired to achieve a lifelong dream to develop a private practice with a focus on children and adolescents. GIFTS has evolved into a robust mental health clinic that serves the needs of children, adults and families. We pursue the values of compassion, respect and excellence in our services. We empower our clients to unwrap and maximize their potential.
(410) 941-8495 View (410) 941-8495
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La Keita Carter
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reisterstown, MD 21136
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in trauma with a special focus on female rape survivors and veterans. I also do extensive work with people and couples who are experiencing interpersonal, depression, anxiety, infidelity, and spirituality concerns. I focus primarily on women's issues; however, men are always welcomed at iHEAL. I approach treatment from a holistic perspective and believe that many avenues lead to healing and healthful living.Treatment is a journey, and I am willing and honored to walk with you on that journey and help you find what you need along the way.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in trauma with a special focus on female rape survivors and veterans. I also do extensive work with people and couples who are experiencing interpersonal, depression, anxiety, infidelity, and spirituality concerns. I focus primarily on women's issues; however, men are always welcomed at iHEAL. I approach treatment from a holistic perspective and believe that many avenues lead to healing and healthful living.Treatment is a journey, and I am willing and honored to walk with you on that journey and help you find what you need along the way.
(410) 469-6508 View (410) 469-6508
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Eileen Tsonis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
Are you a woman struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues? Are you experiencing sexuality issues with your partner/spouse and too embarrassed to discuss or ask questions? I offer a warm, supportive manner to help you find solutions that are right for you. I also have extensive experience working with troubled couples, parent-child relationships, children and adolescent girls' issues.
Are you a woman struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues? Are you experiencing sexuality issues with your partner/spouse and too embarrassed to discuss or ask questions? I offer a warm, supportive manner to help you find solutions that are right for you. I also have extensive experience working with troubled couples, parent-child relationships, children and adolescent girls' issues.
(410) 305-9809 View (410) 305-9809
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Nicole L Macri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CCM
Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Over the last 20 years, I have worked with children, adolescents & adults in a variety of settings. I recognize that in order to effectively work with anyone of any age you have to engage the client where they are at. I realize that it is important to understand culture, upbringing, parenting styles, essentially the world that the client lives in, in order to truly be empathetic to a person's issues and life challenges.
Over the last 20 years, I have worked with children, adolescents & adults in a variety of settings. I recognize that in order to effectively work with anyone of any age you have to engage the client where they are at. I realize that it is important to understand culture, upbringing, parenting styles, essentially the world that the client lives in, in order to truly be empathetic to a person's issues and life challenges.
(443) 398-3430 View (443) 398-3430

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Number of Therapists in 21136

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 21136 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
72% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% CareFirst
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 21136 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 21136?

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.