Therapists in Pentagon, DC

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Kaitlan Gibbons
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pentagon, DC 20301  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Psychologist currently practicing in Washington DC with over 10 years of experience working in the field. I am also licensed in the states of Texas and Kansas, as well as certified to practice teletherapy with clients from 39 different states. I believe that without the development of self-awareness, change is difficult to make. I work to establish a warm and relaxed therapeutic environment to assist clients in learning more about themselves. I believe that this learning is necessary so that these positive changes can be sustained. I look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions that you might have.
I am a Licensed Psychologist currently practicing in Washington DC with over 10 years of experience working in the field. I am also licensed in the states of Texas and Kansas, as well as certified to practice teletherapy with clients from 39 different states. I believe that without the development of self-awareness, change is difficult to make. I work to establish a warm and relaxed therapeutic environment to assist clients in learning more about themselves. I believe that this learning is necessary so that these positive changes can be sustained. I look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions that you might have.
(703) 991-4298 View (703) 991-4298
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EMDR, Brainspotting & Psychotherapy of DC & MD
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, EMDR-C, BSP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pentagon, DC 20301
Your treatment has a beginning, middle & end. I am trained and certified in many of the latest breakthrough treatments including EMDR and Brainspotting. I use these modalities because I have found them to be the most effective. The field of psychotherapy has come a long way since it began. We now know that it doesn't have to take as long as previously believed for permanent healing and change to take place. The term "neuroplasticity" refers to the brain's ability to change and rewire itself at any age or stage of life. Too often, clients participate in years of talk therapy and medication management without results.
Your treatment has a beginning, middle & end. I am trained and certified in many of the latest breakthrough treatments including EMDR and Brainspotting. I use these modalities because I have found them to be the most effective. The field of psychotherapy has come a long way since it began. We now know that it doesn't have to take as long as previously believed for permanent healing and change to take place. The term "neuroplasticity" refers to the brain's ability to change and rewire itself at any age or stage of life. Too often, clients participate in years of talk therapy and medication management without results.
(202) 804-9954 View (202) 804-9954

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Carissa L Strohecker Hannum
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Welcome, I truly believe that therapy is a brave and courageous choice. I strive to create a warm, empathetic, and safe environment for each client that chooses to work with me. I have a special expertise working with both adolescents and adults with mood disorders. Our relationship will be used as an element of change. Often, I will utilize aspects of our relationship to highlight barriers to change and provide a warm and directive approach to push you towards growth. My approach within our therapeutic relationship tends to be more collaborative and I commonly use interventions including mindfulness, CBT, DBT and attachment theory.
Welcome, I truly believe that therapy is a brave and courageous choice. I strive to create a warm, empathetic, and safe environment for each client that chooses to work with me. I have a special expertise working with both adolescents and adults with mood disorders. Our relationship will be used as an element of change. Often, I will utilize aspects of our relationship to highlight barriers to change and provide a warm and directive approach to push you towards growth. My approach within our therapeutic relationship tends to be more collaborative and I commonly use interventions including mindfulness, CBT, DBT and attachment theory.
(202) 410-6883 View (202) 410-6883
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Fearlessly Inspired Therapeutic Solutions, LLC
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
You are always so strong and support everyone you know. Sometimes, it is you that is needing support and a listening ear, but where are all the people for you? The aftermath of a traumatic experience can leave you feeling out of control, withdrawn, uncertain about the world and people around you. The depression may have you feeling as though you are not thinking straight or so down that you just can’t get dressed nor be productive. The anxiety may have you so overwhelmed that you feel stuck and unable to complete your daily tasks.
You are always so strong and support everyone you know. Sometimes, it is you that is needing support and a listening ear, but where are all the people for you? The aftermath of a traumatic experience can leave you feeling out of control, withdrawn, uncertain about the world and people around you. The depression may have you feeling as though you are not thinking straight or so down that you just can’t get dressed nor be productive. The anxiety may have you so overwhelmed that you feel stuck and unable to complete your daily tasks.
(301) 760-2245 View (301) 760-2245
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Wellness Blooms Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a major life transition or challenge? Are you having difficulty regulating your emotions and coping with various life stressors? As your therapist, I will help you develop goals and strategies to manage difficult feelings and frustrations, and increase your self-understanding and acceptance. I aim to provide a safe place to listen and understand my clients in an environment that is focused on healing with the use of supportive techniques. Through the use of Evidence-Based Practices) most closely aligned with your needs we will decrease stress/anxiety, improve mood, and increase focus and healthy habits.
Are you experiencing a major life transition or challenge? Are you having difficulty regulating your emotions and coping with various life stressors? As your therapist, I will help you develop goals and strategies to manage difficult feelings and frustrations, and increase your self-understanding and acceptance. I aim to provide a safe place to listen and understand my clients in an environment that is focused on healing with the use of supportive techniques. Through the use of Evidence-Based Practices) most closely aligned with your needs we will decrease stress/anxiety, improve mood, and increase focus and healthy habits.
(301) 205-5377 View (301) 205-5377
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TrueYou Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
You have come to this site to ask for help. That takes courage, strength, and a willingness to look at yourself, to lean into your fears, sadness, isolation, anger, and remove these roadblocks from your life, forever. Our therapists here at TrueYou Center are authentically here for you, supporting you as you unpack all the stories of your life that have lead up to this moment, and helping you rewrite your outcome. Together, we will gently, at your own pace, find the blocks that are preventing you from having the relationships and life you imagine having.
You have come to this site to ask for help. That takes courage, strength, and a willingness to look at yourself, to lean into your fears, sadness, isolation, anger, and remove these roadblocks from your life, forever. Our therapists here at TrueYou Center are authentically here for you, supporting you as you unpack all the stories of your life that have lead up to this moment, and helping you rewrite your outcome. Together, we will gently, at your own pace, find the blocks that are preventing you from having the relationships and life you imagine having.
(301) 918-5812 View (301) 918-5812
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Jennifer Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a powerful tool that helps us heal from adult and childhood trauma and difficulties we are currently facing. Therapy helps us to develop new coping skills and helps us navigate life circumstances. We are often unaware that much of our early life experiences affect our self-esteem, the relationships we choose, how we interact with others, and our overall approach to life. My experience is in partnering with teens and adults to grow through and heal from a broad range of challenges and stressors, which can result in anxiety, depression, feeling isolated, anger, fear, worry, hopelessness, and other distress.
Therapy is a powerful tool that helps us heal from adult and childhood trauma and difficulties we are currently facing. Therapy helps us to develop new coping skills and helps us navigate life circumstances. We are often unaware that much of our early life experiences affect our self-esteem, the relationships we choose, how we interact with others, and our overall approach to life. My experience is in partnering with teens and adults to grow through and heal from a broad range of challenges and stressors, which can result in anxiety, depression, feeling isolated, anger, fear, worry, hopelessness, and other distress.
(301) 719-5734 View (301) 719-5734
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Stephanie Prymas
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
Just as you don't click with every person you meet in the world, you won't mesh with every therapist. And I want to make sure you have a good experience in therapy! As a career changer myself, I work well with professionals who are feeling stuck in certain areas of their life and can't seem to figure it out with the same tools they have used in the past. I love to assist people in mobilizing strengths they already have (like being analytical) and building new capacities (like sitting with tough emotions and listening to the body). Trauma, relationships, family dynamics, identity, and sexual concerns come up a lot in our sessions.
Just as you don't click with every person you meet in the world, you won't mesh with every therapist. And I want to make sure you have a good experience in therapy! As a career changer myself, I work well with professionals who are feeling stuck in certain areas of their life and can't seem to figure it out with the same tools they have used in the past. I love to assist people in mobilizing strengths they already have (like being analytical) and building new capacities (like sitting with tough emotions and listening to the body). Trauma, relationships, family dynamics, identity, and sexual concerns come up a lot in our sessions.
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Andrea Battiola
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Sex is an area of life that can both impact and be impacted by everything else in life. Yet we often feel so alone in our sexual lives with very few places and people to turn for help. It is for exactly that reason that I was driven to be a sex therapist and open Peak Couples & Sex Therapy, a group psychotherapy practice. Our sexual selves matter. Our sexual needs, wants, fears and struggles all matter. I want to create the space for others that my younger self deserved to have when she was growing up, trying to understand how sex and relationships impacted her confidence, identity, values and needs.
Sex is an area of life that can both impact and be impacted by everything else in life. Yet we often feel so alone in our sexual lives with very few places and people to turn for help. It is for exactly that reason that I was driven to be a sex therapist and open Peak Couples & Sex Therapy, a group psychotherapy practice. Our sexual selves matter. Our sexual needs, wants, fears and struggles all matter. I want to create the space for others that my younger self deserved to have when she was growing up, trying to understand how sex and relationships impacted her confidence, identity, values and needs.
(202) 949-3779 View (202) 949-3779
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Stacy Notaras Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I am passionate about helping people facing relationship struggles that manifest as anxiety, depression, and difficulty with intimacy. My experience and training (EFT: Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Imago, PACT) taught me that most emotional challenges are tied to how we function in our personal relationships. I've been told that my real strength is helping people feel safe and reflective enough to recognize, think through, and either accept or change the way they approach the relationships that matter most. I enjoy a collaborative with my clients and couples, working together to make meaningful changes.
I am passionate about helping people facing relationship struggles that manifest as anxiety, depression, and difficulty with intimacy. My experience and training (EFT: Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Imago, PACT) taught me that most emotional challenges are tied to how we function in our personal relationships. I've been told that my real strength is helping people feel safe and reflective enough to recognize, think through, and either accept or change the way they approach the relationships that matter most. I enjoy a collaborative with my clients and couples, working together to make meaningful changes.
(202) 760-2121 View (202) 760-2121
Photo of Cynthia E. Killough, Psychologist in Pentagon, DC
Cynthia E. Killough
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
I use an active, serious and friendly approach to help you figure out where you are right now and how to move forward. Talking with a professional psychologist can organize your thinking and transform your outlook. You can overcome issues such as anxiety, fearfulness, low mood, career concerns, dating troubles, family problems and more when you move past emotional roadblocks. Problem-solve for 1-2 sessions or take a deeper look at your underlying thoughts and habits. When you understand yourself more fully you can take action to make your life better.
I use an active, serious and friendly approach to help you figure out where you are right now and how to move forward. Talking with a professional psychologist can organize your thinking and transform your outlook. You can overcome issues such as anxiety, fearfulness, low mood, career concerns, dating troubles, family problems and more when you move past emotional roadblocks. Problem-solve for 1-2 sessions or take a deeper look at your underlying thoughts and habits. When you understand yourself more fully you can take action to make your life better.
(202) 670-0925 View (202) 670-0925
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Ellen D Mazer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
The decision to enter therapy often coincides with a desire to make changes in one's life. We posses a keen internal radar system that can lead us to realize that the quality of our lives can improve. Your radar may point toward your readiness to enter therapy as suggested by your visit to this site. I provide patients a nonjudgmental safe space to examine potential changes they desire or issues they need to explore. My therapeutic approach emphasizes the examination of significant relationships, including the therapist and client and exploring various unhelpful though patterns. I am accepting new patients as of 9/18/23.
The decision to enter therapy often coincides with a desire to make changes in one's life. We posses a keen internal radar system that can lead us to realize that the quality of our lives can improve. Your radar may point toward your readiness to enter therapy as suggested by your visit to this site. I provide patients a nonjudgmental safe space to examine potential changes they desire or issues they need to explore. My therapeutic approach emphasizes the examination of significant relationships, including the therapist and client and exploring various unhelpful though patterns. I am accepting new patients as of 9/18/23.
(202) 999-3478 View (202) 999-3478
Photo of Lisa Himmelfarb, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pentagon, DC
Lisa Himmelfarb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RDN
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Have you been struggling to feel good, feel good about yourself, your body and your relationships with food and people? Are destructive patterns and behaviors getting in the way? Are you feeling overwhelmed going through a major life transition such as a move, graduating college, loss of a loved one, divorce, new parenting role or any new role? I can support and guide you in navigating these challenges. You don't have to do it alone.
Have you been struggling to feel good, feel good about yourself, your body and your relationships with food and people? Are destructive patterns and behaviors getting in the way? Are you feeling overwhelmed going through a major life transition such as a move, graduating college, loss of a loved one, divorce, new parenting role or any new role? I can support and guide you in navigating these challenges. You don't have to do it alone.
(202) 953-2062 View (202) 953-2062
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Dr. Chad D. Olle
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Therapy can help you engage in your life more fully by reducing hypersensitivity to disappointment and other injuries while also reconnecting you to your strengths. I have experience working with a wide variety of histories, presentations, and severities, many of which add up to some form of anxiety and/or depression. Some clients struggle with major disruptions to their normal functioning while others are functioning well enough but are looking to “raise the bar” and live a more rewarding life. I also have experience working with a diverse clientele, and all backgrounds and identities are welcome.
Therapy can help you engage in your life more fully by reducing hypersensitivity to disappointment and other injuries while also reconnecting you to your strengths. I have experience working with a wide variety of histories, presentations, and severities, many of which add up to some form of anxiety and/or depression. Some clients struggle with major disruptions to their normal functioning while others are functioning well enough but are looking to “raise the bar” and live a more rewarding life. I also have experience working with a diverse clientele, and all backgrounds and identities are welcome.
(202) 899-8990 View (202) 899-8990
Photo of Larissa Godfrey-Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pentagon, DC
Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Located in Union Market, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
Located in Union Market, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
(202) 301-4605 View (202) 301-4605
Photo of D'Angelo Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pentagon, DC
D'Angelo Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Overcoming mental and emotional challenges can be difficult, but even more when you feel like you are dealing with them alone. It's not always easy finding someone who's willing to listen and understands from a culturally responsive lens, especially when discussing personal challenges that have been discouraged outside of the home. Stress can come from many different avenues of life (career, family, relationships, society, and culture, etc) and can bring about depressions, anxiety, anger, isolation, and low-self esteem. It's not easy learning healthy ways to cope, managing your symptoms, and even recognizing that there's a problem.
Overcoming mental and emotional challenges can be difficult, but even more when you feel like you are dealing with them alone. It's not always easy finding someone who's willing to listen and understands from a culturally responsive lens, especially when discussing personal challenges that have been discouraged outside of the home. Stress can come from many different avenues of life (career, family, relationships, society, and culture, etc) and can bring about depressions, anxiety, anger, isolation, and low-self esteem. It's not easy learning healthy ways to cope, managing your symptoms, and even recognizing that there's a problem.
(202) 335-3349 View (202) 335-3349
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The Pincus Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
The Pincus Center specializes in working with clients to build a life filled with pleasure and joy. We will help you to find your inner voice, establish your own goals and find a path that works for you. There is no one true way to do therapy or to live your life. We will help you find the tools to ride the waves of emotions that we all experience instead of being pulled under. We can't make everything perfect but we can make it better. We focus on issues around body acceptance, sexual freedom, neurodiversity, shame, low desire, sexual functioning issues and a wide variety of other mental health issues.
The Pincus Center specializes in working with clients to build a life filled with pleasure and joy. We will help you to find your inner voice, establish your own goals and find a path that works for you. There is no one true way to do therapy or to live your life. We will help you find the tools to ride the waves of emotions that we all experience instead of being pulled under. We can't make everything perfect but we can make it better. We focus on issues around body acceptance, sexual freedom, neurodiversity, shame, low desire, sexual functioning issues and a wide variety of other mental health issues.
(202) 499-2602 View (202) 499-2602
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Towanda Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, DSW, LMFT, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
I enjoy working with clients who are seeking counseling for the first time and those who are looking for a therapeutic relationship. Many of my clients range in age from adolescence to seniors. Jackson Marriage and Family Counseling offer brief and intensive psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.
I enjoy working with clients who are seeking counseling for the first time and those who are looking for a therapeutic relationship. Many of my clients range in age from adolescence to seniors. Jackson Marriage and Family Counseling offer brief and intensive psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.
(202) 998-6026 View (202) 998-6026
Photo of Molly Milgrom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pentagon, DC
Molly Milgrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Life can be painful and draining. Some days it feels like we're stuck or moving further away from our goals. Even during the most difficult times, we have the opportunity to learn and grow, if we feel supported. If you are struggling, feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or just curious to learn more about yourself, I can help. I believe that all of us has the potential to thrive and feel fulfilled. Our relationship will be the main instrument in promoting growth and healing and our first step will be to build trust and understanding.
Life can be painful and draining. Some days it feels like we're stuck or moving further away from our goals. Even during the most difficult times, we have the opportunity to learn and grow, if we feel supported. If you are struggling, feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or just curious to learn more about yourself, I can help. I believe that all of us has the potential to thrive and feel fulfilled. Our relationship will be the main instrument in promoting growth and healing and our first step will be to build trust and understanding.
(202) 759-2347 View (202) 759-2347
Photo of Samantha Knox, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pentagon, DC
Samantha Knox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling hopeless or depressed? Are you tired of being in the same old rut, day in and day out? Relationship issues have you feeling down? Are you trying to make sense of your own spiritual path? As a therapist, my goal is to support and empower you to meet your full potential. I like to use Adlerian and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques to support you in identifying and working through those irrational thoughts that often keep us stagnant. The goal is for us to identify the underlying cause, and stop if from continuing to wreak havoc in your emotional life.
Do you find yourself feeling hopeless or depressed? Are you tired of being in the same old rut, day in and day out? Relationship issues have you feeling down? Are you trying to make sense of your own spiritual path? As a therapist, my goal is to support and empower you to meet your full potential. I like to use Adlerian and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques to support you in identifying and working through those irrational thoughts that often keep us stagnant. The goal is for us to identify the underlying cause, and stop if from continuing to wreak havoc in your emotional life.
(202) 335-4299 View (202) 335-4299

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Number of Therapists in Pentagon, DC

< 10

Therapists in Pentagon, DC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Transgender
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

21 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Pentagon, DC see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pentagon?

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.