Photo of Melissa Mullineaux, LCPC, LLC, Counselor in 21784, MD
Melissa Mullineaux, LCPC, LLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sykesville, MD 21784
Accepting new patients! Are you tired of stressing out over calories, berating yourself every time you mess up, or feeling like you’re about to crumble at any second? Do you feel guilty after eating? At this point, maybe it’s hard to even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to eat out without shaming yourself. You’re ready to find joy in the day-to-day again. Most of all, you’re ready to heal your relationship with your body and yourself. You’re ready for a new “normal,” and I can help you get there.
Accepting new patients! Are you tired of stressing out over calories, berating yourself every time you mess up, or feeling like you’re about to crumble at any second? Do you feel guilty after eating? At this point, maybe it’s hard to even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to eat out without shaming yourself. You’re ready to find joy in the day-to-day again. Most of all, you’re ready to heal your relationship with your body and yourself. You’re ready for a new “normal,” and I can help you get there.
(410) 204-2104 View (410) 204-2104
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Madison Elie-Thompson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, C-DBT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Sykesville, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Madison Elie-Thompson specializes in trauma informed care for first responders, veterans, health care professionals and adults (18+). Madison focuses on creating a safe space for you to grow, learn new skills, process trauma, and reach your goals. While trauma is Madison’s specialty, she is also well versed in a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety and substance use. She is passionate about her work and values growth in all areas of her practice.
Madison Elie-Thompson specializes in trauma informed care for first responders, veterans, health care professionals and adults (18+). Madison focuses on creating a safe space for you to grow, learn new skills, process trauma, and reach your goals. While trauma is Madison’s specialty, she is also well versed in a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety and substance use. She is passionate about her work and values growth in all areas of her practice.
(443) 300-8879 View (443) 300-8879
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Sarah Raihl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW -
Verified Verified
Sykesville, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Hello. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland. I have been practicing Social Work for over 29 years now and have worked in many settings including hospitals, foster care, schools and community agencies. I have spent many years working as a Medical Case Manager working with individuals living with HIV. Over the past few years I have developed a Wellness Program focusing on using coping skills to increase overall health and wellness.
Hello. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maryland. I have been practicing Social Work for over 29 years now and have worked in many settings including hospitals, foster care, schools and community agencies. I have spent many years working as a Medical Case Manager working with individuals living with HIV. Over the past few years I have developed a Wellness Program focusing on using coping skills to increase overall health and wellness.
(443) 491-9325 View (443) 491-9325
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Hilary Cleveland
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
I believe that every person has the right, responsibility, and ability to live their life in a healthy and fulfilling way. Too often we put our own mental health needs to the side in order to "make it through" whatever hardship is being faced. Whether it is familial issues, anxiety, depression, identity, or life transitions, people face many challenges to their mental health. If you are ready to talk to someone in a non judgmental or pressured environment, who will work with you to create goals and positive change, please consider reaching out to me!
I believe that every person has the right, responsibility, and ability to live their life in a healthy and fulfilling way. Too often we put our own mental health needs to the side in order to "make it through" whatever hardship is being faced. Whether it is familial issues, anxiety, depression, identity, or life transitions, people face many challenges to their mental health. If you are ready to talk to someone in a non judgmental or pressured environment, who will work with you to create goals and positive change, please consider reaching out to me!
(410) 600-7349 View (410) 600-7349
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Lisa R. Dubbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Struggling with trauma or PTSD, depression or anxiety? Looking for a compassionate and supportive therapist to guide you through a tough time or emotional time in your life? Wherever you are on your life's journey, I will start with you there, then support you while you move forward toward personal growth, peace and recovery. I work to provide empathic understanding and to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and comfortable environment.
Struggling with trauma or PTSD, depression or anxiety? Looking for a compassionate and supportive therapist to guide you through a tough time or emotional time in your life? Wherever you are on your life's journey, I will start with you there, then support you while you move forward toward personal growth, peace and recovery. I work to provide empathic understanding and to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and comfortable environment.
(410) 983-3585 View (410) 983-3585
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Melissa Houck
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eldersburg, MD 21784
**ACCEPTING CLIENTS IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL** I believe everyone has within them the strength, ability, and desire to fulfill his or her own potential. My job as a therapist is to help you to recognize, find, and unlock your inner strengths through the therapeutic and self-discovery process. If you or a loved one are struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, impacted by a recent or prolonged trauma, or are just having difficulty navigating through the daily stresses of life, I can help. I provide a warm, non-judgmental, and safe haven environment for your journey of self-discovery and growth. ***Telehealth Available***
**ACCEPTING CLIENTS IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL** I believe everyone has within them the strength, ability, and desire to fulfill his or her own potential. My job as a therapist is to help you to recognize, find, and unlock your inner strengths through the therapeutic and self-discovery process. If you or a loved one are struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, impacted by a recent or prolonged trauma, or are just having difficulty navigating through the daily stresses of life, I can help. I provide a warm, non-judgmental, and safe haven environment for your journey of self-discovery and growth. ***Telehealth Available***
(410) 304-7205 View (410) 304-7205
Photo of Kyra Whittenburg, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 21784, MD
Kyra Whittenburg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, DBT-C
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor (LCPC), certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I believe that the therapist-client relationship is the foundation of successful treatment. I view therapy as partnership between myself and the client, creating a trusting and supportive relationship. I see therapy through a dielectric lens of accepting yourself without judgement and changing unhealthy and maladaptive behaviors.
Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor (LCPC), certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I believe that the therapist-client relationship is the foundation of successful treatment. I view therapy as partnership between myself and the client, creating a trusting and supportive relationship. I see therapy through a dielectric lens of accepting yourself without judgement and changing unhealthy and maladaptive behaviors.
(410) 348-1817 View (410) 348-1817
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Marie Stancovich (She-Her)
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Eldersburg, MD 21784
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Are you avoiding spending time with friends and family? Are you feeling misunderstood in your relationships? Do you feel like an imposter at work or school? Are you ready to heal from trauma? Do you feel lost, helpless, hopeless, or “just over it”? These are feelings associated with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress and/or relationship issues, but there’s help available in order for you to take control of your life. You can heal and be the YOU you’ve dreamed of or know you are.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Are you avoiding spending time with friends and family? Are you feeling misunderstood in your relationships? Do you feel like an imposter at work or school? Are you ready to heal from trauma? Do you feel lost, helpless, hopeless, or “just over it”? These are feelings associated with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress and/or relationship issues, but there’s help available in order for you to take control of your life. You can heal and be the YOU you’ve dreamed of or know you are.
(410) 648-4083 View (410) 648-4083
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Brenda Lee von Rautenkranz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sykesville, MD 21784
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am passionate about helping children and adults find and maintain balance in their lives. I use a whole body system approach that incorporates nutrition, vitamins and exercise, the mind, and spirit. . As a psychotherapist and with my background as a fitness trainer, I have found the importance of a healthy body gives a healthy mind. My practice is about enabling individuals to recognize and address the obstacles that are keeping them from finding that balance. I work with children (3-12), adolescents and adults. But wait there is more....
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am passionate about helping children and adults find and maintain balance in their lives. I use a whole body system approach that incorporates nutrition, vitamins and exercise, the mind, and spirit. . As a psychotherapist and with my background as a fitness trainer, I have found the importance of a healthy body gives a healthy mind. My practice is about enabling individuals to recognize and address the obstacles that are keeping them from finding that balance. I work with children (3-12), adolescents and adults. But wait there is more....
(301) 679-7225 View (301) 679-7225
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Candice Arbesman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Not feeling like yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed with so many thoughts? Did you or a loved one just get diagnosed with a life changing diagnosis? Are you the caregiver to an aging loved one? If you answered, YES, there is HOPE! I have experience working with individuals and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, adjustment to new or chronic medical conditions’, caregiver burden, including end of life decisions. I am here to provide you empathic support and resources to help reach your desired goals.
Not feeling like yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed with so many thoughts? Did you or a loved one just get diagnosed with a life changing diagnosis? Are you the caregiver to an aging loved one? If you answered, YES, there is HOPE! I have experience working with individuals and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, adjustment to new or chronic medical conditions’, caregiver burden, including end of life decisions. I am here to provide you empathic support and resources to help reach your desired goals.
(410) 267-4642 View (410) 267-4642
Photo of Pamela A. Del Nero And Therapy Dog Kenny, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 21784, MD
Pamela A. Del Nero And Therapy Dog Kenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
When facing challenging times, therapy can provide a safe place to talk about those challenges. I am happy to announce the addition of the newest staff member, Kenny, a certified therapy dog whose presence helps create a safe space. My goal is to help clients achieve their own "zen" state by learning how to recognize, access, & trust their own intuition. I view therapy as part of one's wellness journey. And one of the most important challenges in this journey is to understand one's personal power & how to manage it. Therapy is a challenging process, but I will be your advocate & help you learn to become your own advocate.
When facing challenging times, therapy can provide a safe place to talk about those challenges. I am happy to announce the addition of the newest staff member, Kenny, a certified therapy dog whose presence helps create a safe space. My goal is to help clients achieve their own "zen" state by learning how to recognize, access, & trust their own intuition. I view therapy as part of one's wellness journey. And one of the most important challenges in this journey is to understand one's personal power & how to manage it. Therapy is a challenging process, but I will be your advocate & help you learn to become your own advocate.
(410) 927-5132 View (410) 927-5132
Photo of Stephanie Weiland Knarr, Marriage & Family Therapist in 21784, MD
Stephanie Weiland Knarr
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
If you have found your way here to my Relationship Repair Shop, there is a good chance that you are all too familiar with life stress and relationship problems! I have worked as a therapist building my own company in the Baltimore Washington region since 1999 - All while overcoming my own personal suffering. As I say in my motivational speech, I get to witness people's transformation from crisis to triumph! You may be confused or filling up the wastebasket with tissues, but with a little Relationship Repair let's convert this drama into a victory lap! Ready... Set... Go!
If you have found your way here to my Relationship Repair Shop, there is a good chance that you are all too familiar with life stress and relationship problems! I have worked as a therapist building my own company in the Baltimore Washington region since 1999 - All while overcoming my own personal suffering. As I say in my motivational speech, I get to witness people's transformation from crisis to triumph! You may be confused or filling up the wastebasket with tissues, but with a little Relationship Repair let's convert this drama into a victory lap! Ready... Set... Go!
(410) 517-7667 View (410) 517-7667
Photo of Back 2 Basics Nutrition and Pediatric Therapy, Counselor in 21784, MD
Back 2 Basics Nutrition and Pediatric Therapy
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with children and adolescents to support them with a variety of challenges. I have come along side clients and their families to address areas such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, fear, ADD, picky eating, and behavioral concerns. Together we create goals, develop coping strategies, mindfulness practices, explore thoughts, and creatively work on areas of concern. I am passionate about families having tools and support for mental health.
I enjoy working with children and adolescents to support them with a variety of challenges. I have come along side clients and their families to address areas such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, fear, ADD, picky eating, and behavioral concerns. Together we create goals, develop coping strategies, mindfulness practices, explore thoughts, and creatively work on areas of concern. I am passionate about families having tools and support for mental health.
(410) 401-0803 View (410) 401-0803
Photo of Kristen Custer, Counselor in 21784, MD
Kristen Custer
Counselor, LCPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Sykesville, MD 21784  (Online Only)
If you are looking for relief from overwhelming anxiety or desire the ability to tame anxiety impacting your life, then you are in the right place! I am a therapist passionate about working with those experiencing anxiety and related issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorders, transitional life stress, and interpersonal problems. Anxiety can be invasive and scary. With years of helping those troubled by anxiety, I have found trust, openness, and commitment to change to be the most prominent factors in successfully overcoming anxiety's challenges.
If you are looking for relief from overwhelming anxiety or desire the ability to tame anxiety impacting your life, then you are in the right place! I am a therapist passionate about working with those experiencing anxiety and related issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorders, transitional life stress, and interpersonal problems. Anxiety can be invasive and scary. With years of helping those troubled by anxiety, I have found trust, openness, and commitment to change to be the most prominent factors in successfully overcoming anxiety's challenges.
(443) 971-7015 View (443) 971-7015
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Pool Ubillus
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC Int
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
My goal is to create a safe space for clients to be able to open up about themselves and their needs. I’m a firm believer that therapy is a team effort. It can only be done if both counselor and client come together to accomplish goals together. I especially like helping clients to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have experience helping teens and young people to work towards goals to better their life.
My goal is to create a safe space for clients to be able to open up about themselves and their needs. I’m a firm believer that therapy is a team effort. It can only be done if both counselor and client come together to accomplish goals together. I especially like helping clients to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have experience helping teens and young people to work towards goals to better their life.
(410) 892-1460 View (410) 892-1460
Photo of Tamara C. Almonte, Psychologist in 21784, MD
Tamara C. Almonte
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The Journey Begins Here... I have found, for my patients and myself, that life is a series of adjustments. Some adjustments are small, smooth and easy, and we may even feel grateful for the new direction on our path. Some of these adjustments are overwhelming. They knock us to our knees, and we feel we may never get up again. Most are somewhere in between.... Whatever challenges bring you to seek counsel, rest assured there is help to adjust and navigate the road ahead.
The Journey Begins Here... I have found, for my patients and myself, that life is a series of adjustments. Some adjustments are small, smooth and easy, and we may even feel grateful for the new direction on our path. Some of these adjustments are overwhelming. They knock us to our knees, and we feel we may never get up again. Most are somewhere in between.... Whatever challenges bring you to seek counsel, rest assured there is help to adjust and navigate the road ahead.
(410) 220-6019 View (410) 220-6019
Photo of Therapy by Dr Sabrina J Krum, Psychologist in 21784, MD
Therapy by Dr Sabrina J Krum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Are you ready for a change in your life? Are you unhappy or worried or struggling to make healthy changes in your life? I am a licensed psychologist here to help you on your journey to a better you. I provide individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults, and I am here to help you move towards a healthier future and lifestyle that you have always wanted. With my experience in treating mood disorders, self-esteem issues, women's issues, life transitions, college readiness and mental health, body image concerns, and relationship struggles, I know I can help you improve both emotionally and physically.
Are you ready for a change in your life? Are you unhappy or worried or struggling to make healthy changes in your life? I am a licensed psychologist here to help you on your journey to a better you. I provide individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults, and I am here to help you move towards a healthier future and lifestyle that you have always wanted. With my experience in treating mood disorders, self-esteem issues, women's issues, life transitions, college readiness and mental health, body image concerns, and relationship struggles, I know I can help you improve both emotionally and physically.
(301) 381-3855 View (301) 381-3855
Photo of Caroline Cinquino Miller, Counselor in 21784, MD
Caroline Cinquino Miller
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sykesville, MD 21784
Change is not easy. Whether you're needing to experience relief from anxiety, depression, past trauma, or a current difficult situation, counseling can help bring us out of stagnation and onto the path of change in a compassionate and non-judgmental atmosphere. I enjoy helping people identify what thoughts and behaviors are helpful in building satisfying lives and which may have once proved useful, but no longer work for them. Taking small steps, while being kind to ourselves when we make mistakes, can create the kind of change that we want to see in our lives.
Change is not easy. Whether you're needing to experience relief from anxiety, depression, past trauma, or a current difficult situation, counseling can help bring us out of stagnation and onto the path of change in a compassionate and non-judgmental atmosphere. I enjoy helping people identify what thoughts and behaviors are helpful in building satisfying lives and which may have once proved useful, but no longer work for them. Taking small steps, while being kind to ourselves when we make mistakes, can create the kind of change that we want to see in our lives.
(410) 973-6497 View (410) 973-6497
Photo of Nadine M Centineo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 21784, MD
Nadine M Centineo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
I am a skilled clinician with experience working with client's ranging from children and adolescence through adulthood. I have over 20 years experience in outpatient and inpatient settings seeing clients with a wide range of mental health diagnosis. I seek to help clients' negotiate difficulties and optimize their functioning using validation, a person-centered approach, as well as various evidence based and trauma informed treatment modalities. Whether working in an individual, family, or couples setting, my goal is to increase clients' capacity to cope with life stressors and build skills working toward living their best life.
I am a skilled clinician with experience working with client's ranging from children and adolescence through adulthood. I have over 20 years experience in outpatient and inpatient settings seeing clients with a wide range of mental health diagnosis. I seek to help clients' negotiate difficulties and optimize their functioning using validation, a person-centered approach, as well as various evidence based and trauma informed treatment modalities. Whether working in an individual, family, or couples setting, my goal is to increase clients' capacity to cope with life stressors and build skills working toward living their best life.
(667) 200-0732 View (667) 200-0732
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The Counseling Renaissance
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sykesville, MD 21784
We have Immediate Openings! Christlyn McCaskill, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LCPC, Sheena Anthony, LGPC, and Rachel Scholnick, LMSW are available to work with teens and adults struggling with mood, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and more, both in-person and virtually. We offer clients a safe space to discover, explore, and process. Christlyn has special skills with trauma work and art therapy. Sheena uses Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Rachel uses a strengths-based, collaborative approach, and especially works with grief, and women's issues.
We have Immediate Openings! Christlyn McCaskill, ATR-BC, LCPAT, LCPC, Sheena Anthony, LGPC, and Rachel Scholnick, LMSW are available to work with teens and adults struggling with mood, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and more, both in-person and virtually. We offer clients a safe space to discover, explore, and process. Christlyn has special skills with trauma work and art therapy. Sheena uses Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Rachel uses a strengths-based, collaborative approach, and especially works with grief, and women's issues.
(410) 657-8749 View (410) 657-8749

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 21784

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 21784 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
86% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
74% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% CareFirst
78% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 21784 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 21784?

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.