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Barry A Bass
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Although the desire for romantic intimacy is perfectly natural, long term intimate relationships are rarely naturally perfect. For over 30 years I have dedicated my professional life to helping individuals and couples fine tune their not-always naturally perfect relationships. Although I am a clinical psychologist who continues to treat individuals suffering from the full spectrum of psychological disorders, most of my career has been devoted to working with individuals and couples experiencing marital, relationship, and/or sexual concerns; to assisting couples seeking relief from the trauma of infidelity; and to treating individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder or anger control issues.
Although the desire for romantic intimacy is perfectly natural, long term intimate relationships are rarely naturally perfect. For over 30 years I have dedicated my professional life to helping individuals and couples fine tune their not-always naturally perfect relationships. Although I am a clinical psychologist who continues to treat individuals suffering from the full spectrum of psychological disorders, most of my career has been devoted to working with individuals and couples experiencing marital, relationship, and/or sexual concerns; to assisting couples seeking relief from the trauma of infidelity; and to treating individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder or anger control issues.
(410) 305-9329 View (410) 305-9329
Photo of Stacey Uebersax, Psychologist in 21210, MD
Stacey Uebersax
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
In my practice, I work with adults and older adolescents facing challenges such as eating disorders, depression and anxiety, as well as a variety of other mental health concerns. Research shows that an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship, coupled with evidence based treatments, provides a strong foundation for success. My approach to therapy is integrative, collaborative and individualized. My goal is to help you determine what is causing and maintaining current problems and how to make necessary changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors, leading to enduring change and resulting in greater health and happiness.
In my practice, I work with adults and older adolescents facing challenges such as eating disorders, depression and anxiety, as well as a variety of other mental health concerns. Research shows that an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship, coupled with evidence based treatments, provides a strong foundation for success. My approach to therapy is integrative, collaborative and individualized. My goal is to help you determine what is causing and maintaining current problems and how to make necessary changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors, leading to enduring change and resulting in greater health and happiness.
(443) 622-6876 View (443) 622-6876
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Kim Yost
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, JD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
As a sex therapist, I specialize in treating all sexual issues. These often include relationship challenges and sexual problems such as lack of desire/low libido, difficulty with arousal, erections, premature ejaculation and trouble reaching orgasm. Anxiety about sexual performance, lost intimacy, sexual abuse, infidelity, menopause, illness and aging can also interfere with sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy may address problematic or illegal sexual behaviors, sexual compulsivity, paraphilias and fetishes. Clients can benefit from exploring issues surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, asexuality, polyamory and kink.
As a sex therapist, I specialize in treating all sexual issues. These often include relationship challenges and sexual problems such as lack of desire/low libido, difficulty with arousal, erections, premature ejaculation and trouble reaching orgasm. Anxiety about sexual performance, lost intimacy, sexual abuse, infidelity, menopause, illness and aging can also interfere with sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy may address problematic or illegal sexual behaviors, sexual compulsivity, paraphilias and fetishes. Clients can benefit from exploring issues surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, asexuality, polyamory and kink.
(629) 206-1538 View (629) 206-1538
Photo of Beth Kemmerer Vincent, Counselor in 21210, MD
Beth Kemmerer Vincent
Counselor, MHS, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
I am a licensed psychotherapist who works with adults and older adolescents facing anxiety, life transitions, stress and relationship issues. I help clients understand the challenges they face and make changes that improve their quality of life. In my experience, this process helps individuals develop greater self esteem, improve communication skills, feel happier and gain a sense of hope.
I am a licensed psychotherapist who works with adults and older adolescents facing anxiety, life transitions, stress and relationship issues. I help clients understand the challenges they face and make changes that improve their quality of life. In my experience, this process helps individuals develop greater self esteem, improve communication skills, feel happier and gain a sense of hope.
(443) 295-6134 View (443) 295-6134
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Audrey Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many of my patients experience depression, panic, anxiety and traumatic memories. I specialize in neurodiversity affirming care, LGBTQ+ affirming care, and patients living with chronic illness. My goal is to help patients unburden from the past, connect to what matters most, and move towards a life worth living.
Many of my patients experience depression, panic, anxiety and traumatic memories. I specialize in neurodiversity affirming care, LGBTQ+ affirming care, and patients living with chronic illness. My goal is to help patients unburden from the past, connect to what matters most, and move towards a life worth living.
(410) 630-4928 View (410) 630-4928
Photo of Edwin Terrence Alspaugh, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 21210, MD
Edwin Terrence Alspaugh
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Finding solutions, achieving goals, discovering strengths, improving relationships - to reach such positive objectives, I use an integrated therapeutic approach that draws upon evidence-based treatment interventions and creative modalities tailored to the unique needs of the individual. With over 20 years of counseling experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients and client issues: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, adolescent/parent conflicts, family therapy, couples counseling, grief and loss. To see tips on Burnout and Stress: https://youtu.be/lv86GFIacao To see couples tips, go to YouTube and search for Terrence Alspaugh.
Finding solutions, achieving goals, discovering strengths, improving relationships - to reach such positive objectives, I use an integrated therapeutic approach that draws upon evidence-based treatment interventions and creative modalities tailored to the unique needs of the individual. With over 20 years of counseling experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients and client issues: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, adolescent/parent conflicts, family therapy, couples counseling, grief and loss. To see tips on Burnout and Stress: https://youtu.be/lv86GFIacao To see couples tips, go to YouTube and search for Terrence Alspaugh.
(443) 695-6810 View (443) 695-6810
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Mariel Stadick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Taking the first step to begin therapy can feel vulnerable, and sharing painful feelings and experiences is an act of great trust. I help my clients become aware of patterns and dynamics in relationships, life choices, and sense of self, along with the emotions and beliefs that underlie them, so they can choose new paths that more closely match their values. I offer an accepting, warm, and honest therapeutic relationship, through which you may gain a sense of confidence, self-compassion, and growth that helps you feel more comfortable and capable in your life.
Taking the first step to begin therapy can feel vulnerable, and sharing painful feelings and experiences is an act of great trust. I help my clients become aware of patterns and dynamics in relationships, life choices, and sense of self, along with the emotions and beliefs that underlie them, so they can choose new paths that more closely match their values. I offer an accepting, warm, and honest therapeutic relationship, through which you may gain a sense of confidence, self-compassion, and growth that helps you feel more comfortable and capable in your life.
(717) 356-9681 View (717) 356-9681
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Emily Dufrane
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
We are all born with eyes, but learn how to see. Our self and worldview are shaped and molded by traumatic experiences, intimate relationships, and occurrences in the greater world around us. Our culture teaches us to conform for love and acceptance, to change our bodies and beliefs to fit the status quo, and to value working over living. Through the process of therapy, I will collaborate with you to uncover your wisest, most authentic Self and harness your strengths ultimately to learn how to navigate life’s ebbs and flows connected to your values, needs, and desires.
We are all born with eyes, but learn how to see. Our self and worldview are shaped and molded by traumatic experiences, intimate relationships, and occurrences in the greater world around us. Our culture teaches us to conform for love and acceptance, to change our bodies and beliefs to fit the status quo, and to value working over living. Through the process of therapy, I will collaborate with you to uncover your wisest, most authentic Self and harness your strengths ultimately to learn how to navigate life’s ebbs and flows connected to your values, needs, and desires.
(667) 202-0194 View (667) 202-0194
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Charlotte Jeanne
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome! I primarily do individual work with children, teens/adolescents, and adults. Some areas I most frequently support clients with are: anxiety and panic, depression, adjustments and transitions, family change, identity, and academics. I hold a BS in child development and enjoy applying a developmental lens to counseling, particularly in my work with children/teens and their families.
Hello and welcome! I primarily do individual work with children, teens/adolescents, and adults. Some areas I most frequently support clients with are: anxiety and panic, depression, adjustments and transitions, family change, identity, and academics. I hold a BS in child development and enjoy applying a developmental lens to counseling, particularly in my work with children/teens and their families.
(443) 296-5270 View (443) 296-5270
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Ellen Lewis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that feeling heard, understood, and validated is the first step to a therapeutic relationship in which growth to one's potential can occur. Recognition and affirmation of strengths is important to my approach. Being sensitive to an individual's life experience is central to good work. I focus on one's feelings, thoughts, stressors and resources, as well as try to understand the history from which issues evolve. I apply a variety of approaches including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and psychodynamic. I have many years of experience working with individuals with a wide array of concerns.
I believe that feeling heard, understood, and validated is the first step to a therapeutic relationship in which growth to one's potential can occur. Recognition and affirmation of strengths is important to my approach. Being sensitive to an individual's life experience is central to good work. I focus on one's feelings, thoughts, stressors and resources, as well as try to understand the history from which issues evolve. I apply a variety of approaches including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and psychodynamic. I have many years of experience working with individuals with a wide array of concerns.
(410) 433-1118 View (410) 433-1118
Photo of Timothy Ashdown, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 21210, MD
Timothy Ashdown
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Hi there. I've lived in Maryland since 2012, and I am a fully licensed therapist. I really enjoy the work that I do, and it is my hope to meet my clients exactly where they are. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral and strength-based approach with my clients. I have worked clinically with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and I specialize in working with relationship stressors. Whether it's the heavy expectation we might place on ourselves or perhaps a specific relational concern, my hope is to be alongside you in a totally non-judgmental environment.
Hi there. I've lived in Maryland since 2012, and I am a fully licensed therapist. I really enjoy the work that I do, and it is my hope to meet my clients exactly where they are. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral and strength-based approach with my clients. I have worked clinically with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and I specialize in working with relationship stressors. Whether it's the heavy expectation we might place on ourselves or perhaps a specific relational concern, my hope is to be alongside you in a totally non-judgmental environment.
(410) 413-7964 View (410) 413-7964
Photo of Haley Sheridan Sweet, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 21210, MD
Haley Sheridan Sweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Waitlist for new clients
Chronic illness or health concerns can wreak havoc on your mental health, relationships, romantic life, work, and dreams of the future. You’re coping with a layer of difficulty in your life that many people don’t get. You are pushing past your limits and boundaries, and running on fumes, all while trying to keep it together with a smile on your face. This cycle catches up with you, and you end up in a flare-up of symptoms, wondering if it will ever change. You may also be struggling with obstacles and issues within the healthcare system, wanting answers and treatment, but floating from appointment to appointment.
Chronic illness or health concerns can wreak havoc on your mental health, relationships, romantic life, work, and dreams of the future. You’re coping with a layer of difficulty in your life that many people don’t get. You are pushing past your limits and boundaries, and running on fumes, all while trying to keep it together with a smile on your face. This cycle catches up with you, and you end up in a flare-up of symptoms, wondering if it will ever change. You may also be struggling with obstacles and issues within the healthcare system, wanting answers and treatment, but floating from appointment to appointment.
(443) 390-7784 View (443) 390-7784
Joshua Armentrout
Counselor, MA, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Many desire a sense of fulfillment and others wish to function more effectively. Whether you are experiencing relationship difficulties or family conflict; struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress; or feel burdened by events from the past, therapy can be a safe space where you explore ways to find meaning and build the life you want. My priority is to create a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where people feel empowered to recognize and eventually express their needs for love, support, protection, and comfort.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Many desire a sense of fulfillment and others wish to function more effectively. Whether you are experiencing relationship difficulties or family conflict; struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress; or feel burdened by events from the past, therapy can be a safe space where you explore ways to find meaning and build the life you want. My priority is to create a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where people feel empowered to recognize and eventually express their needs for love, support, protection, and comfort.
(410) 567-0796 View (410) 567-0796
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Abbie Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic style focuses on being trauma informed and using various therapeutic modalities to create a client-centered setting to achieve maximum growth and self-empowerment.
My therapeutic style focuses on being trauma informed and using various therapeutic modalities to create a client-centered setting to achieve maximum growth and self-empowerment.
(410) 807-3524 View (410) 807-3524
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Brooke Taylor Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, OSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of experience providing counseling services to oncology patients and their families. Brooke has worked with individuals not only suffering from early-stage cancer but also supporting patients with a terminal illness. Brooke draws from the experience of losing her own mother to breast cancer to provide unique support and perspective for patients and loved ones during a difficult time. Alongside focusing on oncology, Brooke’s desire to help others allows her to support clients through a variety of stage of life transitions and adjustments.
Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of experience providing counseling services to oncology patients and their families. Brooke has worked with individuals not only suffering from early-stage cancer but also supporting patients with a terminal illness. Brooke draws from the experience of losing her own mother to breast cancer to provide unique support and perspective for patients and loved ones during a difficult time. Alongside focusing on oncology, Brooke’s desire to help others allows her to support clients through a variety of stage of life transitions and adjustments.
(410) 983-6377 View (410) 983-6377
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Brie Sutton
Counselor, MS , LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Feeling like you struggle to be authentic due to various forms of oppression? I want to help each client unconditionally accept themselves with the use of empathy and understanding in the therapy session. I am not the expert on your story, but rather a co-collaborator and support for your healing. If you are looking to unpack historical or racial trauma I am a safe space for that, as I rely heavily on feminist principles and analyzing the ways marginalization may leave us feeling powerless. I am also a queer affirming provider and have worked with numerous trans and non-binary clients.
Feeling like you struggle to be authentic due to various forms of oppression? I want to help each client unconditionally accept themselves with the use of empathy and understanding in the therapy session. I am not the expert on your story, but rather a co-collaborator and support for your healing. If you are looking to unpack historical or racial trauma I am a safe space for that, as I rely heavily on feminist principles and analyzing the ways marginalization may leave us feeling powerless. I am also a queer affirming provider and have worked with numerous trans and non-binary clients.
(667) 202-0570 View (667) 202-0570
Photo of Ellie Miller Mindful Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 21210, MD
Ellie Miller Mindful Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Therapy for empathetic women looking to quiet the overthinking, build resilience, and worry less about what others think. For individuals, we'll address the core of your anxiety and equip you with real-world coping tools. For couples, we'll pinpoint challenges, improve communication, and build stronger partnerships. If you're ready to invest in yourself and your relationships, I'm here to help guide the way.
Therapy for empathetic women looking to quiet the overthinking, build resilience, and worry less about what others think. For individuals, we'll address the core of your anxiety and equip you with real-world coping tools. For couples, we'll pinpoint challenges, improve communication, and build stronger partnerships. If you're ready to invest in yourself and your relationships, I'm here to help guide the way.
(443) 870-4513 View (443) 870-4513
Photo of Maureen Fern, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 21210, MD
Maureen Fern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
Having the opportunity to sit with people, listen to their stories and accompany them as they seek help at critical times in their lives is a great privilege. The process of coming to know a person deeply and helping them sort out thoughts and feelings about themselves, their relationships and their daily struggles is a task I approach with humility, empathy, compassion and respect. ;I use an integrative approach with a focus on empowering clients to draw upon their own strengths and experiences in order to meet life challenges.
Having the opportunity to sit with people, listen to their stories and accompany them as they seek help at critical times in their lives is a great privilege. The process of coming to know a person deeply and helping them sort out thoughts and feelings about themselves, their relationships and their daily struggles is a task I approach with humility, empathy, compassion and respect. ;I use an integrative approach with a focus on empowering clients to draw upon their own strengths and experiences in order to meet life challenges.
(410) 397-5986 View (410) 397-5986
Photo of Elizabeth Scott, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 21210, MD
Elizabeth Scott
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
(301) 327-2055 View (301) 327-2055
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Gianna Rico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
As a queer therapist, I understand how important it is to have a safe and affirming space to explore your deepest self. Within my clinical focus, my specialties include depression, anxiety, relationships, gender expression, identity, and body image. Additionally, I feel passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ individuals who are on the path to parenthood. This includes those who may be carrying a child, thinking about conceiving, as well as non-birthing partners. Taking that step can feel daunting in a world that is still entrenched in binary norms, and I am here to honor and hold your space.
As a queer therapist, I understand how important it is to have a safe and affirming space to explore your deepest self. Within my clinical focus, my specialties include depression, anxiety, relationships, gender expression, identity, and body image. Additionally, I feel passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ individuals who are on the path to parenthood. This includes those who may be carrying a child, thinking about conceiving, as well as non-birthing partners. Taking that step can feel daunting in a world that is still entrenched in binary norms, and I am here to honor and hold your space.
(443) 232-0040 View (443) 232-0040

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 21210

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 21210 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% CareFirst
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 21210 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 21210?

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.