Therapists in 21703

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Cathy Roberts
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
Licensed in Virginia and West Virginia, too! Do you long to find moments of peace amidst the current chaos? Changing your beliefs and perceptions can help you move from fear to peace and personal power. I work with individuals and couples, including those in non-monogamous relationships and those living alternative lifestyles. I especially welcome people who want to feel more comfortable in their own skin and who have a lifelong sense of not belonging. In addition, I work with people facing spiritual/religious conflicts and challenges. All who wish to look for opportunities in crisis are welcome!
Licensed in Virginia and West Virginia, too! Do you long to find moments of peace amidst the current chaos? Changing your beliefs and perceptions can help you move from fear to peace and personal power. I work with individuals and couples, including those in non-monogamous relationships and those living alternative lifestyles. I especially welcome people who want to feel more comfortable in their own skin and who have a lifelong sense of not belonging. In addition, I work with people facing spiritual/religious conflicts and challenges. All who wish to look for opportunities in crisis are welcome!
(301) 658-2444 View (301) 658-2444
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Nicole Sparrow
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21703
I am currently accepting new clients. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I am also offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). You may be a good candidate for KAP if you are feeling stuck in old patterns of thinking and feeling, experiencing chronic depression/anxiety or PTSD, or have stalled in your progress in therapy. KAP includes preparation, medicine sessions, and integration with me to help you incorporate your insights and explore the material that arises during your Ketamine session. KAP and traditional psychotherapy go hand in hand, and I would love to discuss your options with you on a free consultation call.
I am currently accepting new clients. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I am also offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). You may be a good candidate for KAP if you are feeling stuck in old patterns of thinking and feeling, experiencing chronic depression/anxiety or PTSD, or have stalled in your progress in therapy. KAP includes preparation, medicine sessions, and integration with me to help you incorporate your insights and explore the material that arises during your Ketamine session. KAP and traditional psychotherapy go hand in hand, and I would love to discuss your options with you on a free consultation call.
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Melissa Ward
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703
**OUR OFFICE IS NOW PROVIDING TELEHEALTH SERVICES** No matter how long you have doing, thinking or feeling the same thing- you CAN change. Each person can shape their lives, and counseling can help remove the roadblocks keeping you stuck. Counseling should be both affordable and accessible- and I work to address each client's unique goals. By focusing on communication skills, lowering anxiety, and encouraging positive possibilities, I help clients move forward to achieve their potential.
**OUR OFFICE IS NOW PROVIDING TELEHEALTH SERVICES** No matter how long you have doing, thinking or feeling the same thing- you CAN change. Each person can shape their lives, and counseling can help remove the roadblocks keeping you stuck. Counseling should be both affordable and accessible- and I work to address each client's unique goals. By focusing on communication skills, lowering anxiety, and encouraging positive possibilities, I help clients move forward to achieve their potential.
(301) 861-4877 View (301) 861-4877
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Zen Psychological Center
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Kelly (she/her)! I am a therapist who has experience working with a range of diagnoses including, but not limited to, OCD, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related disorders.
Hi, my name is Kelly (she/her)! I am a therapist who has experience working with a range of diagnoses including, but not limited to, OCD, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related disorders.
(240) 451-8566 View (240) 451-8566
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Kelly Kirkpatrick
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21703
Not accepting new clients
HOPE. Four simple letters. One small word. Why is it so hard to find hope when stress is piling up on us? To me, counseling is a process centered on finding the hope that these stressors can be managed and our lives can change. Following a Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach, my goal is to meet you where you are in your personal journey for change and recovery. Through collaborative exploration and goal-planning, I will work with you to help you develop the skills necessary to build or return to a healthy level of personal functioning.
HOPE. Four simple letters. One small word. Why is it so hard to find hope when stress is piling up on us? To me, counseling is a process centered on finding the hope that these stressors can be managed and our lives can change. Following a Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach, my goal is to meet you where you are in your personal journey for change and recovery. Through collaborative exploration and goal-planning, I will work with you to help you develop the skills necessary to build or return to a healthy level of personal functioning.
(240) 348-5127 View (240) 348-5127
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Katie Frazee
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, MAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21703
The primary goal of counseling is to provide the most effective therapeutic experience available to you. The purpose is to help facilitate behavior change by improving the client's ability to establish and maintain relationships, enhancing the client's effectiveness and ability to cope, promoting the decision-making process, and facilitating client potential and development. Clinicians cannot fix other people's problems; our job is to provide a safe and supportive environment that allows the individual an opportunity to build the necessary skills needed to make better choices in their life.
The primary goal of counseling is to provide the most effective therapeutic experience available to you. The purpose is to help facilitate behavior change by improving the client's ability to establish and maintain relationships, enhancing the client's effectiveness and ability to cope, promoting the decision-making process, and facilitating client potential and development. Clinicians cannot fix other people's problems; our job is to provide a safe and supportive environment that allows the individual an opportunity to build the necessary skills needed to make better choices in their life.
(240) 356-2416 View (240) 356-2416
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Deborah Enyidah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
Do you have difficulty setting boundaries, saying no and being assertive? Do you have a pattern in your relationships where you consistently prioritize others needs over your own? Do you tend to feel taken advantage of, resentful or drained? If so, you may struggle with codependency and find yourself in one sided relationships. You over give and take on excessive responsibilities to help ease the burden of others. You have trouble expressing your emotions and opinions to maintain peace and get your sense of self-worth by people pleasing. Codependency is not a clinical diagnosis, but it can contribute to anxiety and depression.
Do you have difficulty setting boundaries, saying no and being assertive? Do you have a pattern in your relationships where you consistently prioritize others needs over your own? Do you tend to feel taken advantage of, resentful or drained? If so, you may struggle with codependency and find yourself in one sided relationships. You over give and take on excessive responsibilities to help ease the burden of others. You have trouble expressing your emotions and opinions to maintain peace and get your sense of self-worth by people pleasing. Codependency is not a clinical diagnosis, but it can contribute to anxiety and depression.
(301) 804-1131 View (301) 804-1131
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Charlanne Wolff
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21703
Do you feel out of sorts? Do you have thoughts or emotions you're not sure how to navigate? If you feel alone and distressed, yet want to move closer to your true self, therapy is a safe place to do this. I'd love to come alongside you, normalize your experiences, reduce distress, and help you discover, make space for, and embrace your true self. My main experience is treating anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, ministry/other burnout, spiritual abuse, and past trauma/abuse. I also love integrating Christian faith into therapy when desired. I provide supervision for LGPC's in Maryland as well!
Do you feel out of sorts? Do you have thoughts or emotions you're not sure how to navigate? If you feel alone and distressed, yet want to move closer to your true self, therapy is a safe place to do this. I'd love to come alongside you, normalize your experiences, reduce distress, and help you discover, make space for, and embrace your true self. My main experience is treating anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, ministry/other burnout, spiritual abuse, and past trauma/abuse. I also love integrating Christian faith into therapy when desired. I provide supervision for LGPC's in Maryland as well!
(240) 679-5767 View (240) 679-5767
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Jean Brennan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703
Not accepting new clients
You will leave your first session with something new to think about. You and I are about to share a process that places you firmly in charge of your own life. For both couples and individuals, I offer a direct, focused, solution oriented approach. I am a multi-culturally experienced, no-nonsense, yet caring therapist. I successfully treat many different life and mental health issues, have done so for over forty years, and specialize in relationship counseling. Please visit my website for further information. Please note: Insurance not accepted for couple's therapy sessions. Visit web-site for details.
You will leave your first session with something new to think about. You and I are about to share a process that places you firmly in charge of your own life. For both couples and individuals, I offer a direct, focused, solution oriented approach. I am a multi-culturally experienced, no-nonsense, yet caring therapist. I successfully treat many different life and mental health issues, have done so for over forty years, and specialize in relationship counseling. Please visit my website for further information. Please note: Insurance not accepted for couple's therapy sessions. Visit web-site for details.
(240) 201-2546 View (240) 201-2546
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HughesCounselingService
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCTP
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
Greetings, I am Ms. Hughes and if you are seeking a therapist to journey along side you as you evolve into an authentic version of yourself, please contact me, I am willing. The following summary describes my experiences to assist you with achieving the above stated endeavor. I am a License Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Trauma Professional. I have over fifteen years of work helping individuals manage depression, anxiety, regulation of emotions, impulsive behaviors and processing traumatic events. I am a seasoned therapist in the helping profession and have helped children, families and couples.
Greetings, I am Ms. Hughes and if you are seeking a therapist to journey along side you as you evolve into an authentic version of yourself, please contact me, I am willing. The following summary describes my experiences to assist you with achieving the above stated endeavor. I am a License Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Trauma Professional. I have over fifteen years of work helping individuals manage depression, anxiety, regulation of emotions, impulsive behaviors and processing traumatic events. I am a seasoned therapist in the helping profession and have helped children, families and couples.
(240) 770-0009 View (240) 770-0009
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Mindful Haven Therapy Laura Valdes-Borsum, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LCPC
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703
Fluent in Spanish with education, training, and experience in therapy models such as CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I selectively integrate a variety of goal-oriented, solution-focused, and person-centered techniques into a uniquely individualized treatment approach for individuals, couples, and families. My multicultural clinical expertise includes treating individuals of all ages depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, gender identity, sexual identity, adjustment, anger management, addictions, personality disorders, and grief.
Fluent in Spanish with education, training, and experience in therapy models such as CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I selectively integrate a variety of goal-oriented, solution-focused, and person-centered techniques into a uniquely individualized treatment approach for individuals, couples, and families. My multicultural clinical expertise includes treating individuals of all ages depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, gender identity, sexual identity, adjustment, anger management, addictions, personality disorders, and grief.
(240) 991-2256 View (240) 991-2256
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Compassionate Therapy, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, MAC
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been in the counseling profession for 19 years, and provide individual therapy in addition to pre-marital counseling. I specialize in addictions, dual diagnosis, ADHD, and mood disorders. I also have an extraordinary compassion for those experiencing separation, divorce, grief, and loss.
I have been in the counseling profession for 19 years, and provide individual therapy in addition to pre-marital counseling. I specialize in addictions, dual diagnosis, ADHD, and mood disorders. I also have an extraordinary compassion for those experiencing separation, divorce, grief, and loss.
(240) 221-5618 View (240) 221-5618
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Sandra Lashley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703
My approach as a psychologist and psychoanalyst involves our working together to understand who you are & what brought you to your current circumstances. Together we can then make connections and work through issues in a way that can facilitate your growth and understanding of yourself. Issues common in my practice include facing self defeating patterns, examining roadblocks in your professional life, long term self-esteem struggles, complicated relationship issues, mood struggles, eating and weight issues, trauma and loss. My approach is collaborative with a focus on relationships and key life experiences, both present and past.
My approach as a psychologist and psychoanalyst involves our working together to understand who you are & what brought you to your current circumstances. Together we can then make connections and work through issues in a way that can facilitate your growth and understanding of yourself. Issues common in my practice include facing self defeating patterns, examining roadblocks in your professional life, long term self-esteem struggles, complicated relationship issues, mood struggles, eating and weight issues, trauma and loss. My approach is collaborative with a focus on relationships and key life experiences, both present and past.
(240) 513-2191 View (240) 513-2191
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Sabrina Hernandez
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health provider in Maryland who uses a multimodal approach to helping clients with various concerns. My counseling style is warm and interactive and I tailor session dialogue and treatment plans to meet the unique and specific needs of each client. In life we all experience challenges, hardships and setbacks. These are unavoidable realities of the human experience. The goal is not to avoid these things, but to learn healthy and effective ways of coping with and navigating difficult situations. Seeking help can be one of the most rewarding and empowering things a person or a couple can do for themselves.
I am a licensed mental health provider in Maryland who uses a multimodal approach to helping clients with various concerns. My counseling style is warm and interactive and I tailor session dialogue and treatment plans to meet the unique and specific needs of each client. In life we all experience challenges, hardships and setbacks. These are unavoidable realities of the human experience. The goal is not to avoid these things, but to learn healthy and effective ways of coping with and navigating difficult situations. Seeking help can be one of the most rewarding and empowering things a person or a couple can do for themselves.
(301) 450-5229 View (301) 450-5229
Julie Elwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703
Julie Elwell provides individual counseling for those with depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues, and issues related to trauma. She uses a variety of approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, trauma-informed therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Ms. Elwell has more than 20 years of therapy experience. She has worked in a variety of settings throughout Washington, D.C.,Virginia, and Maryland including community mental health clinics, hospitals and private practice.
Julie Elwell provides individual counseling for those with depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues, and issues related to trauma. She uses a variety of approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, trauma-informed therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Ms. Elwell has more than 20 years of therapy experience. She has worked in a variety of settings throughout Washington, D.C.,Virginia, and Maryland including community mental health clinics, hospitals and private practice.
(240) 896-1010 View (240) 896-1010
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Anne Levitsky
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
Are you struggling aligning your upbringing with your authentic self? Do you long for emotional support and a feeling of peace? I have a special interest in helping people, aged 18-50, heal from guilt and anxiety related to religious or spiritual issues. This part of my practice includes helping you sort out complicated family dynamics and questions about where you are on your journey. My other areas of interest include supporting mothers of young and/ or neurodivergent children, issues related to emotional abandonment, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and dealing with life transitions.
Are you struggling aligning your upbringing with your authentic self? Do you long for emotional support and a feeling of peace? I have a special interest in helping people, aged 18-50, heal from guilt and anxiety related to religious or spiritual issues. This part of my practice includes helping you sort out complicated family dynamics and questions about where you are on your journey. My other areas of interest include supporting mothers of young and/ or neurodivergent children, issues related to emotional abandonment, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and dealing with life transitions.
(443) 400-7177 View (443) 400-7177
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Larry Letich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
Are you a smart, feelingful, sometimes intense man or woman who knows you can make more of your life than you have? Are you going through a turbulent time, frustrated with yourself and life, struggling in a relationship, knowing you're not fully using your talents and intelligence? It could be adult ADHD is tripping you up in ways you don't realize. Or it could be other emotional, relational or family issues. You want someone who listens closely to what you feel and what's going on in your life and your relationships, not just to "validate" you but to understand, see the whole picture and help you move forward on all levels.
Are you a smart, feelingful, sometimes intense man or woman who knows you can make more of your life than you have? Are you going through a turbulent time, frustrated with yourself and life, struggling in a relationship, knowing you're not fully using your talents and intelligence? It could be adult ADHD is tripping you up in ways you don't realize. Or it could be other emotional, relational or family issues. You want someone who listens closely to what you feel and what's going on in your life and your relationships, not just to "validate" you but to understand, see the whole picture and help you move forward on all levels.
(240) 230-3495 View (240) 230-3495
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Nathaniel Dippold
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21703
Often times, individuals and families struggle with issues beyond understanding or don't have an individual to provide an unbiased approach to life's problems. Sometimes those seeking therapy have a support system that doesn't know how to best assist in their issues. Some individuals don't have a support system and need help navigating isolation. Some couples want to feel heard, validated, and respected by their partner and struggle with communication. In all, therapy can provide a safe place for positive growth to occur as individuals, families, and couples work to achieve healthier approaches to a majority of life's problems.
Often times, individuals and families struggle with issues beyond understanding or don't have an individual to provide an unbiased approach to life's problems. Sometimes those seeking therapy have a support system that doesn't know how to best assist in their issues. Some individuals don't have a support system and need help navigating isolation. Some couples want to feel heard, validated, and respected by their partner and struggle with communication. In all, therapy can provide a safe place for positive growth to occur as individuals, families, and couples work to achieve healthier approaches to a majority of life's problems.
(240) 376-3676 View (240) 376-3676
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Catherine Milstead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703
My passion for helping others to realize their dreams and overcome the obstacles caused by trauma, anxiety, grief, poor self-image, addictions and a myriad of other difficulties has led me to learn how closely associated emotional anguish can be with physical pain. In a warm and loving environment, I guide my clients one step at a time toward reaching their goals. I also utilize a variety of other approaches when indicated including CBT, DBT, and Narrative Therapy. I am uniquely trained in Somatic Experiencing and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
My passion for helping others to realize their dreams and overcome the obstacles caused by trauma, anxiety, grief, poor self-image, addictions and a myriad of other difficulties has led me to learn how closely associated emotional anguish can be with physical pain. In a warm and loving environment, I guide my clients one step at a time toward reaching their goals. I also utilize a variety of other approaches when indicated including CBT, DBT, and Narrative Therapy. I am uniquely trained in Somatic Experiencing and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(301) 732-4754 View (301) 732-4754
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Brandy L Brandenburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSSW
Verified
Frederick, MD 21703
Everyone faces challenges at some point in their lives. I believe the key to enduring these challenges is having a solid anchor to hold us in place amidst life's storms. Whether this be healing from trauma, enduring life transitions, or facing paralyzing tragedy- being fully anchored is where we can find hope. My goal is to compassionately come alongside my clients in a supportive and empowering way. By drawing upon their strengths we will work together to formalize realistic and attainable goals. I believe there is hope for everyone and I feel blessed to intersect with my clients wherever they are in their journey.
Everyone faces challenges at some point in their lives. I believe the key to enduring these challenges is having a solid anchor to hold us in place amidst life's storms. Whether this be healing from trauma, enduring life transitions, or facing paralyzing tragedy- being fully anchored is where we can find hope. My goal is to compassionately come alongside my clients in a supportive and empowering way. By drawing upon their strengths we will work together to formalize realistic and attainable goals. I believe there is hope for everyone and I feel blessed to intersect with my clients wherever they are in their journey.
(301) 701-2328 View (301) 701-2328

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Number of Therapists in 21703

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 21703 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
70% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% CareFirst
76% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 21703 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 21703?

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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.