Therapists in 21403

Photo of Crystal Stewart, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 21403, MD
Crystal Stewart
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403
This has been a season of reflection for many of us. If you have noticed patterns of depression, anxiety, irritability or low self esteem in yourself or in your children, you are not alone. Therapy is unique relationship that can allow you to identify and address unhelpful patterns. I work with individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, stress and anger management.
This has been a season of reflection for many of us. If you have noticed patterns of depression, anxiety, irritability or low self esteem in yourself or in your children, you are not alone. Therapy is unique relationship that can allow you to identify and address unhelpful patterns. I work with individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, stress and anger management.
(667) 201-5364 View (667) 201-5364
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Elizabeth Cush
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403  (Online Only)
What prevents you from living your life with ease and purpose? Maybe you're feeling stressed out, anxious, overwhelmed, and disconnected from yourself and those you feel closest to. Always moving from one thing to the next with little time for yourself now just feels exhausting. You'd like to know yourself better, to show up in your life in more authentic ways but you're not sure how. Together using therapeutic and mindfulness strategies we find ways to help you feel more connected with yourself and the people you care about.
What prevents you from living your life with ease and purpose? Maybe you're feeling stressed out, anxious, overwhelmed, and disconnected from yourself and those you feel closest to. Always moving from one thing to the next with little time for yourself now just feels exhausting. You'd like to know yourself better, to show up in your life in more authentic ways but you're not sure how. Together using therapeutic and mindfulness strategies we find ways to help you feel more connected with yourself and the people you care about.
(667) 270-8706 View (667) 270-8706
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Reggie McHenry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Annapolis, MD 21403  (Online Only)
I strive to help individuals & couples to overcome obstacles stemming from past trauma, confront challenges in the present, & achieve milestones which inspires them to face the future, self-assured. I provide a supportive platform for clients to become aware of subconscious patterns (thoughts, behaviors, reactions), identify as well as take responsibility of that which is in their control, make a personal commitment to course correct, & learn ways to cope with the discomfort of change. This can require you to use both your internal & external resources, purposefully & productively, for the wellbeing and improvement of your life.
I strive to help individuals & couples to overcome obstacles stemming from past trauma, confront challenges in the present, & achieve milestones which inspires them to face the future, self-assured. I provide a supportive platform for clients to become aware of subconscious patterns (thoughts, behaviors, reactions), identify as well as take responsibility of that which is in their control, make a personal commitment to course correct, & learn ways to cope with the discomfort of change. This can require you to use both your internal & external resources, purposefully & productively, for the wellbeing and improvement of your life.
(301) 888-5755 View (301) 888-5755
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Katerina A Evans
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403
Not accepting new clients
At this time, I am not accepting new clients. Reaching out to a stranger takes courage and a willingness to try. I hope you'll take that next step and give me a call. I work with people like you who are tired of the way things are and who are seeking change. My background has been focused on treating trauma, helping you realize that you are not alone and that with support and new skills, change can and does happen. I believe that you know the best way for your own healing, but sometimes having someone there with you can help you get out of your own way.
At this time, I am not accepting new clients. Reaching out to a stranger takes courage and a willingness to try. I hope you'll take that next step and give me a call. I work with people like you who are tired of the way things are and who are seeking change. My background has been focused on treating trauma, helping you realize that you are not alone and that with support and new skills, change can and does happen. I believe that you know the best way for your own healing, but sometimes having someone there with you can help you get out of your own way.
(240) 342-3312 View (240) 342-3312
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Linda Fiesta
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Annapolis, MD 21403
LifePsycle Counseling specializes in addressing the needs of adult individuals, children (beginning age 5), families and elder clients as they are faced with issues associated with personal life transition, various types of loss and recovery. Typical clients are seeking support for stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and personal / professional growth, including life and interview coaching. In addition to having raised three successful children with my husband, I bring background experience as a classroom teacher, success in corporate business and clinical mental health counseling.
LifePsycle Counseling specializes in addressing the needs of adult individuals, children (beginning age 5), families and elder clients as they are faced with issues associated with personal life transition, various types of loss and recovery. Typical clients are seeking support for stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and personal / professional growth, including life and interview coaching. In addition to having raised three successful children with my husband, I bring background experience as a classroom teacher, success in corporate business and clinical mental health counseling.
(443) 681-6618 View (443) 681-6618
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Ashley Sargent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The decision to begin therapy can be a challenging one. Kudos to you for starting here! Are you struggling with a new stage in life? Have you been feeling more anxious or down than usual? Perhaps there have been some changes that have occurred in your life that have brought on stressors you weren't anticipating? Whether it be pregnancy, a new relationship, new diagnosis, or a recent loss, seeking support during this time is essential. I am here to offer you support and guidance through your personal evolution in whatever direction you are hoping to achieve.
The decision to begin therapy can be a challenging one. Kudos to you for starting here! Are you struggling with a new stage in life? Have you been feeling more anxious or down than usual? Perhaps there have been some changes that have occurred in your life that have brought on stressors you weren't anticipating? Whether it be pregnancy, a new relationship, new diagnosis, or a recent loss, seeking support during this time is essential. I am here to offer you support and guidance through your personal evolution in whatever direction you are hoping to achieve.
(667) 242-8793 View (667) 242-8793
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Katharine Maury Crook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403
Katharine Crook is an LMSW clinical therapist with the Clear View Counseling Center focusing on individuals, families, couples. She provides counseling for mood disorders, depression disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, and addictions.
Katharine Crook is an LMSW clinical therapist with the Clear View Counseling Center focusing on individuals, families, couples. She provides counseling for mood disorders, depression disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, and addictions.
(667) 226-8487 View (667) 226-8487
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Daniel Jonathan Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Annapolis, MD 21403
In my practice, I work successfully with people suffering from depression and anxiety, grappling with life changes and decisions, and struggling in important relationships. My orientation strives to deepen insight and self-knowledge, identify entrenched and sometimes destructive patterns in life, draw on your inner strengths, and move towards greater fulfillment in yourself and your relationships. See my website for much more information about my background, experience, and orientation to therapy. There I also offer suggestions for how to go about finding a good therapist who is both skilled and a fit for you.
In my practice, I work successfully with people suffering from depression and anxiety, grappling with life changes and decisions, and struggling in important relationships. My orientation strives to deepen insight and self-knowledge, identify entrenched and sometimes destructive patterns in life, draw on your inner strengths, and move towards greater fulfillment in yourself and your relationships. See my website for much more information about my background, experience, and orientation to therapy. There I also offer suggestions for how to go about finding a good therapist who is both skilled and a fit for you.
(410) 504-1809 View (410) 504-1809
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DeLicia Boyd
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403
Are you struggling to find balance in your life? Are you feeling sad, anxious, out of control and that you don't know which way to go? By building relationships, I work with clients to create and effectively implement counseling goals which empower them to confront their challenges. I help clients to explore past and present struggles in a safe place without judgement or bias. Within the counseling setting, I provide an authentic experience that challenges clients to push past the feeling of being "stuck" and learn to let go of things you cannot change.
Are you struggling to find balance in your life? Are you feeling sad, anxious, out of control and that you don't know which way to go? By building relationships, I work with clients to create and effectively implement counseling goals which empower them to confront their challenges. I help clients to explore past and present struggles in a safe place without judgement or bias. Within the counseling setting, I provide an authentic experience that challenges clients to push past the feeling of being "stuck" and learn to let go of things you cannot change.
(855) 917-5208 View (855) 917-5208
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Meghan H Buckley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Annapolis, MD 21403
Learn how to pursue your goals despite your problems by developing an antifragile mindset. I am an experienced psychologist who teaches evidence-based skills & strategies to help you feel better & have better relationships. With more than two decades of experience, I provide evaluation & therapy to children, adolescents, & adults. I specialize in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with all ages. My style is genuine, accepting, & at times entertaining. My focus is helping you become mentally stronger & capable of coping with adversity while reaching your goals. Life can get better through therapy.
Learn how to pursue your goals despite your problems by developing an antifragile mindset. I am an experienced psychologist who teaches evidence-based skills & strategies to help you feel better & have better relationships. With more than two decades of experience, I provide evaluation & therapy to children, adolescents, & adults. I specialize in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with all ages. My style is genuine, accepting, & at times entertaining. My focus is helping you become mentally stronger & capable of coping with adversity while reaching your goals. Life can get better through therapy.
(410) 983-3509 View (410) 983-3509
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Arin Jayes
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CBIS, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403
Welcome to counseling! I’m glad you are here. My goal is to meet you where you are and serve as an ally in your therapy journey. A typical session with me is collaborative, psychoeducational, and constructive with a healthy dose of humor. I help clients develop insight into old patterns that may have helped them in the past but are no longer serving them in the present. I support clients as they accept what is, identify alternative pathways, and commit to change. Informed by the trauma response, I teach my clients skills to regulate their nervous system and catalyze their brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
Welcome to counseling! I’m glad you are here. My goal is to meet you where you are and serve as an ally in your therapy journey. A typical session with me is collaborative, psychoeducational, and constructive with a healthy dose of humor. I help clients develop insight into old patterns that may have helped them in the past but are no longer serving them in the present. I support clients as they accept what is, identify alternative pathways, and commit to change. Informed by the trauma response, I teach my clients skills to regulate their nervous system and catalyze their brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
(667) 200-1350 View (667) 200-1350
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Lanz Karfgin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Annapolis, MD 21403
If something doesn't feel quite right in your life, in how you're handling important relationships, how you're coping with feelings, or how you're progressing with goals; if you feel there are parts of yourself you don't fully understand, and you ready for this to change, then we'll be a good match. I believe psychotherapy requires working together to build understanding and accomplish change. For this, a strong patient-therapist relationship is essential; I am active, involved, responsive, open and communicative. Patients feel they know me, and they experience me as committed to knowing them.
If something doesn't feel quite right in your life, in how you're handling important relationships, how you're coping with feelings, or how you're progressing with goals; if you feel there are parts of yourself you don't fully understand, and you ready for this to change, then we'll be a good match. I believe psychotherapy requires working together to build understanding and accomplish change. For this, a strong patient-therapist relationship is essential; I am active, involved, responsive, open and communicative. Patients feel they know me, and they experience me as committed to knowing them.
(410) 346-5527 View (410) 346-5527
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The Coping Corner, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about creating an open environment for people to explore, understand, and communicate about their thoughts, feelings, wants and needs. I believe that as one is able to learn their authentic self, they become able to embrace true identity, transform boundaries, and connect to themselves and others more fully. I enjoy helping others explore how thought, lived experiences (familial, cultural, societal influences), and behavior patterns impact daily life, self concept, connection, and achievement.
I am passionate about creating an open environment for people to explore, understand, and communicate about their thoughts, feelings, wants and needs. I believe that as one is able to learn their authentic self, they become able to embrace true identity, transform boundaries, and connect to themselves and others more fully. I enjoy helping others explore how thought, lived experiences (familial, cultural, societal influences), and behavior patterns impact daily life, self concept, connection, and achievement.
(301) 969-9753 View (301) 969-9753
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Marie Deyro
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Annapolis, MD 21403  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience within the mental health industry. I am the founder of Empower & Elevate Psychotherapy, a virtual outpatient private practice providing quality mental health care to individuals and families across 39 states. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of pediatric, child, adolescent, and adult populations with symptoms related to autism, ADHD, disruptive behavior, intellectual and developmental disabilities, anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, stress, life transitions, challenges with identity development, hardship in attachments, and family discord.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience within the mental health industry. I am the founder of Empower & Elevate Psychotherapy, a virtual outpatient private practice providing quality mental health care to individuals and families across 39 states. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of pediatric, child, adolescent, and adult populations with symptoms related to autism, ADHD, disruptive behavior, intellectual and developmental disabilities, anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, stress, life transitions, challenges with identity development, hardship in attachments, and family discord.
(667) 239-8189 View (667) 239-8189
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R Odin Hanks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, R Odin, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I know sometimes the idea of therapy can be daunting, and my role is to be your guide through the journey of self-discovery and growth. I use a variety of techniques in my practice, as I believe each patient deserves a unique approach to yield the most fruitful results. A typical session with me usually contains open dialogue, psychoeducation, and a bit of humor. I help my clients with self awareness, identifying their strengths, and finding their voice.
Welcome! I know sometimes the idea of therapy can be daunting, and my role is to be your guide through the journey of self-discovery and growth. I use a variety of techniques in my practice, as I believe each patient deserves a unique approach to yield the most fruitful results. A typical session with me usually contains open dialogue, psychoeducation, and a bit of humor. I help my clients with self awareness, identifying their strengths, and finding their voice.
(410) 216-1475 View (410) 216-1475
Photo of Jill Penaloza, Art Therapist in 21403, MD
Jill Penaloza
Art Therapist, LCPAT, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403
Jill has over fifteen years of experience as an Art Psychotherapist and is certified by the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the American Art Therapy Association. In addition to maintaining private clinical practices in Annapolis, MD, and Charlottesville, VA, As a therapist, Jill provides support and tools to individuals, groups and families who are interested in transforming their lives and relationships. Jill believes that every person carries within him/herself the capacity for healing and that her role is to help them access this wisdom. Jill has also worked with executive teams throughout the United States to implement cultural change.
Jill has over fifteen years of experience as an Art Psychotherapist and is certified by the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the American Art Therapy Association. In addition to maintaining private clinical practices in Annapolis, MD, and Charlottesville, VA, As a therapist, Jill provides support and tools to individuals, groups and families who are interested in transforming their lives and relationships. Jill believes that every person carries within him/herself the capacity for healing and that her role is to help them access this wisdom. Jill has also worked with executive teams throughout the United States to implement cultural change.
(410) 881-3364 View (410) 881-3364
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Lory A. Cosner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Annapolis, MD 21403  (Online Only)
I know that a lot of these profiles look the same, so I’ll skip the things that everyone says. Here’s the truth: I can’t help you on my own. Therapy takes teamwork. I will listen to you, I will validate you, and I will give you tools. The choice is yours of whether you pick them up and use them. I have been providing therapy in a variety of settings for over the past 15 years- community mental health, residential facilities, military clinics, and via telehealth. I have seen a broad range of issues- anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, life changes, postpartum struggles, family violence, struggles with identity, and many more.
I know that a lot of these profiles look the same, so I’ll skip the things that everyone says. Here’s the truth: I can’t help you on my own. Therapy takes teamwork. I will listen to you, I will validate you, and I will give you tools. The choice is yours of whether you pick them up and use them. I have been providing therapy in a variety of settings for over the past 15 years- community mental health, residential facilities, military clinics, and via telehealth. I have seen a broad range of issues- anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, life changes, postpartum struggles, family violence, struggles with identity, and many more.
(667) 200-1389 View (667) 200-1389
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Karla Rienecke-Sargent
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403
Taking the step to begin counseling can be difficult. Deciding on a therapist to work with can be equally as difficult. I strive to make clients feel at ease and work best with clients that seeking aid in managing anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, and relationship concerns. In counseling being open and honest is one of the most important aspects of the process. As it can be very difficult to be vulnerable, I strive to create a welcoming atmosphere and will always be honest in return to my clients.
Taking the step to begin counseling can be difficult. Deciding on a therapist to work with can be equally as difficult. I strive to make clients feel at ease and work best with clients that seeking aid in managing anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, and relationship concerns. In counseling being open and honest is one of the most important aspects of the process. As it can be very difficult to be vulnerable, I strive to create a welcoming atmosphere and will always be honest in return to my clients.
(667) 843-7581 View (667) 843-7581
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Ronda Bresnick Hauss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MA
Verified Verified
Annapolis, MD 21403
Loving well and living fully - learning to live with changes in our lives with grace, wisdom and compassion - is what most of us wish for. And yet, the struggles of everyday life leave many of us feeling fearful, worried or sad and sometimes disconnected or alone. One valuable way to discover how to draw on your natural resilience to meet the challenges of life is to participate in psychotherapy. Therapy is an active partnership - where both people are listening and exploring, investigating and discovering those parts of your life that are causing suffering and difficulties - and then finding the ways to heal those places.
Loving well and living fully - learning to live with changes in our lives with grace, wisdom and compassion - is what most of us wish for. And yet, the struggles of everyday life leave many of us feeling fearful, worried or sad and sometimes disconnected or alone. One valuable way to discover how to draw on your natural resilience to meet the challenges of life is to participate in psychotherapy. Therapy is an active partnership - where both people are listening and exploring, investigating and discovering those parts of your life that are causing suffering and difficulties - and then finding the ways to heal those places.
(202) 559-4883 View (202) 559-4883
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Smith Broadwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis, MD 21403
I invite you to reach out about my waitlist for appointments as they come open. HI! My name is Smith (they/them) and I deeply value clients feeling heard and believed. One of the coolest things I get to do is walk with people as they move toward what wellness means to them. Clients I work with are dealing with anxiety, depression, body image struggles, disordered eating, coming out, transitioning, dissociation, relationship conflict, acute and complex trauma, and more.
I invite you to reach out about my waitlist for appointments as they come open. HI! My name is Smith (they/them) and I deeply value clients feeling heard and believed. One of the coolest things I get to do is walk with people as they move toward what wellness means to them. Clients I work with are dealing with anxiety, depression, body image struggles, disordered eating, coming out, transitioning, dissociation, relationship conflict, acute and complex trauma, and more.
(410) 847-7695 View (410) 847-7695

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 21403

80+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in 21403 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
67% Grief
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% CareFirst
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 21403 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 21403?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.