Therapists in Washington, DC

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Photo of Katie Blumenthal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Katie Blumenthal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I form strong, collaborative relationships with my clients so we can tackle complex problems and stressors. I join with clients to do some practical problem-solving, build emotional skills and resilience, and gain insight into relationships and events, both past and present. I challenge clients to integrate skills gained in sessions into their daily lives and we then review progress and adjust the clinical approach as needed.
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I form strong, collaborative relationships with my clients so we can tackle complex problems and stressors. I join with clients to do some practical problem-solving, build emotional skills and resilience, and gain insight into relationships and events, both past and present. I challenge clients to integrate skills gained in sessions into their daily lives and we then review progress and adjust the clinical approach as needed.
(202) 417-2244 View (202) 417-2244
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Jalyn McDermott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering my assistance during this time in your life. I have experience with children and adults, in school, correctional and community settings providing behavior support services, intensive in-home services, crisis support, couples therapy and parenting education. In my years of experience, I have become a person-centered, culturally competent, ethically sound therapist who uses a realistic approach to empower my clients and help them be intentional with how they are showing up for themselves and in their lives
Thank you for considering my assistance during this time in your life. I have experience with children and adults, in school, correctional and community settings providing behavior support services, intensive in-home services, crisis support, couples therapy and parenting education. In my years of experience, I have become a person-centered, culturally competent, ethically sound therapist who uses a realistic approach to empower my clients and help them be intentional with how they are showing up for themselves and in their lives
(844) 708-3937 View (844) 708-3937
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Aaliyah J Muhammad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, TCYM, EMDR
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting New Clients -- With over 10 years of experience working with at risk youth, substance users, trauma survivors, the LGBTQ community, families in conflict, those with interpersonal relationships struggles, work-life balance challenges, grief, depression, and anxiety. Most of the clients I work with seek relief from stress, confusion, feelings associated with grief/loss, low self-esteem, hopelessness, struggles related to change/adjustment, and feelings of stagnation.
Not Accepting New Clients -- With over 10 years of experience working with at risk youth, substance users, trauma survivors, the LGBTQ community, families in conflict, those with interpersonal relationships struggles, work-life balance challenges, grief, depression, and anxiety. Most of the clients I work with seek relief from stress, confusion, feelings associated with grief/loss, low self-esteem, hopelessness, struggles related to change/adjustment, and feelings of stagnation.
(844) 663-7245 View (844) 663-7245
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Rose Therapeutic Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Charlesa I specialize in individual therapy. I enjoy helping individuals who seek assistance coping with depression, parenting, life transition, anxiety and/or struggles with self-worth and relationships.
Hi, I'm Charlesa I specialize in individual therapy. I enjoy helping individuals who seek assistance coping with depression, parenting, life transition, anxiety and/or struggles with self-worth and relationships.
(202) 998-6956 View (202) 998-6956
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Therapeutic Links Behavioral Health Services
LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Have you ever left a therapy session still feeling empty inside and wondering what was accomplished? It might have felt good to vent…but did you feel like you were ready (or even knew how) to make specific changes in your life? My name is Easwari and I have a passion to help individuals overcome their fears/barriers and to find balance in life. I specialize in working with both young adults and adults who are dealing with low self-esteem, social anxiety, trauma, life transitions and quarter-life crisis. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to address whatever seems to hinder you from personal or professional growth.
Have you ever left a therapy session still feeling empty inside and wondering what was accomplished? It might have felt good to vent…but did you feel like you were ready (or even knew how) to make specific changes in your life? My name is Easwari and I have a passion to help individuals overcome their fears/barriers and to find balance in life. I specialize in working with both young adults and adults who are dealing with low self-esteem, social anxiety, trauma, life transitions and quarter-life crisis. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to address whatever seems to hinder you from personal or professional growth.
(202) 953-3551 View (202) 953-3551
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Gwen Enfield Pearl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
There are times when things are not going as well as we'd like in our family, social or work relationships, particularly post-Covid. You may feel alone, depressed, anxious, or have conflict or discomfort with those you care about. In my psychotherapy practice I help couples, individuals & families restore their sense of well being and connection. People learn how to be more present and intentional in accordance with their values. Partners learn to be safely available to each other through a dialogue process that teaches more effective listening, deeper understanding and empathy. In person and Telehealth meetings are offered.
There are times when things are not going as well as we'd like in our family, social or work relationships, particularly post-Covid. You may feel alone, depressed, anxious, or have conflict or discomfort with those you care about. In my psychotherapy practice I help couples, individuals & families restore their sense of well being and connection. People learn how to be more present and intentional in accordance with their values. Partners learn to be safely available to each other through a dialogue process that teaches more effective listening, deeper understanding and empathy. In person and Telehealth meetings are offered.
(202) 618-9869 View (202) 618-9869
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Fortitude Wellness Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! At Fortitude Wellness Collective, our mission is to provide culturally competent mental health therapy services to individuals from diverse backgrounds. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment where individuals can feel heard and understood, and work towards achieving their mental wellness goals. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate mental health care. Together, we offer a wide range of evidence-based treatments and services to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve optimal mental health and well-being.
Accepting New Clients! At Fortitude Wellness Collective, our mission is to provide culturally competent mental health therapy services to individuals from diverse backgrounds. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment where individuals can feel heard and understood, and work towards achieving their mental wellness goals. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate mental health care. Together, we offer a wide range of evidence-based treatments and services to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve optimal mental health and well-being.
(202) 629-0429 View (202) 629-0429
Photo of Grace Anderson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Grace Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I work with individuals experiencing life changes big and small. A hard loss, new baby, scary diagnosis, or big move can all be sources of stress and can bring up lots of emotions. I specialize in helping you find and re-find your identity after change. My practice is a safe place to talk about and work on the hardest parts of change and stress. I work with new parents, new grads, medical staff, caregivers of all kinds, and anyone feeling overwhelmed with life right now. Reaching out is the hardest part, you have made it this far and I am excited to walk with you the rest of the way.
Accepting New Clients! I work with individuals experiencing life changes big and small. A hard loss, new baby, scary diagnosis, or big move can all be sources of stress and can bring up lots of emotions. I specialize in helping you find and re-find your identity after change. My practice is a safe place to talk about and work on the hardest parts of change and stress. I work with new parents, new grads, medical staff, caregivers of all kinds, and anyone feeling overwhelmed with life right now. Reaching out is the hardest part, you have made it this far and I am excited to walk with you the rest of the way.
(833) 566-0955 View (833) 566-0955
Photo of Efuntomiwa Adedeji, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Efuntomiwa Adedeji
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
I have been truly blessed to work with clients ranging from preteens to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, family issues and physical and emotional abuse to name a few. The above issues often interrupt our daily lives and can feel debilitating. However, when one has a trusting therapeutic relationship with someone who cares, one can work towards a path to emotional freedom. After every session, clients will be able to move closer to understanding their underlying issues impacting their day-to-day functioning in a safe space.
I have been truly blessed to work with clients ranging from preteens to the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, family issues and physical and emotional abuse to name a few. The above issues often interrupt our daily lives and can feel debilitating. However, when one has a trusting therapeutic relationship with someone who cares, one can work towards a path to emotional freedom. After every session, clients will be able to move closer to understanding their underlying issues impacting their day-to-day functioning in a safe space.
(301) 381-3921 View (301) 381-3921
Photo of Sarah Scalese, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Sarah Scalese
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
In my therapy work, it's important that I first learn who you are, and what strengths and values you possess. We then work together to identify how patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior may be holding you back from being the best version of yourself. I use evidence-based interventions (strategies proven successful through research) within a cognitive behavioral model. My style as a therapist is warm, nonjudgmental, and active. Whether you are hoping to improve your mood, develop more meaningful relationships, or learn skills to manage emotions, I'm here to support you through the ups and downs.
In my therapy work, it's important that I first learn who you are, and what strengths and values you possess. We then work together to identify how patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior may be holding you back from being the best version of yourself. I use evidence-based interventions (strategies proven successful through research) within a cognitive behavioral model. My style as a therapist is warm, nonjudgmental, and active. Whether you are hoping to improve your mood, develop more meaningful relationships, or learn skills to manage emotions, I'm here to support you through the ups and downs.
(202) 978-6659 View (202) 978-6659
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Sasha Taskier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples as they work to navigate life's transitions, increase understanding of themselves and their loved ones, heal from past hurts, and work to improve interpersonal relationships. My approach to therapy is culturally sensitive, affirming and focused on strengths. I am committed to joining you where you are in this moment, and walking alongside you on your journey, as an empathic and attuned guide.
I work with individuals and couples as they work to navigate life's transitions, increase understanding of themselves and their loved ones, heal from past hurts, and work to improve interpersonal relationships. My approach to therapy is culturally sensitive, affirming and focused on strengths. I am committed to joining you where you are in this moment, and walking alongside you on your journey, as an empathic and attuned guide.
(202) 949-3457 View (202) 949-3457
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Hayley Gould
Counselor, LPC, MS/EdS
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
Eating disorders can be all encompassing and can start to take over so many different aspects of your life. It becomes hard to do anything without hearing the eating disorder’s disapproving voice in your head making comments about your food intake, your body, and most painfully, who you are as a person. This voice is not you. We can work together to help you fight back and regain your identity. You do not need to have an eating disorder for us to work together, I also work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, life transitions, trauma, relationships, and identity.
Eating disorders can be all encompassing and can start to take over so many different aspects of your life. It becomes hard to do anything without hearing the eating disorder’s disapproving voice in your head making comments about your food intake, your body, and most painfully, who you are as a person. This voice is not you. We can work together to help you fight back and regain your identity. You do not need to have an eating disorder for us to work together, I also work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, life transitions, trauma, relationships, and identity.
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Hope Center for Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
We know every person is unique and as such the therapeutic process must be uniquely designed to cater to each client's needs. Using evidenced-based practices including Psychodynamic, Trauma Informed Care, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, CBT, Strength Based, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Expressive Arts, among others, our team strives to support community members rise above the stressors that cause distress and suffering. We meet our clients wherever they are in their journey. In our work together, we tap your strengths and work in collaboration with you to achieve your wellness and therapy goals.
We know every person is unique and as such the therapeutic process must be uniquely designed to cater to each client's needs. Using evidenced-based practices including Psychodynamic, Trauma Informed Care, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, CBT, Strength Based, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Expressive Arts, among others, our team strives to support community members rise above the stressors that cause distress and suffering. We meet our clients wherever they are in their journey. In our work together, we tap your strengths and work in collaboration with you to achieve your wellness and therapy goals.
(202) 953-4062 View (202) 953-4062
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Collin Vernay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I help individuals and couples in the DMV who struggle with challenges related to anxiety, depression, and their relationships to feel better. I pride myself on being a therapist who balances empathy with challenge. In our work together, I will meet you with compassion, warmth, and a deep investment in knowing you authentically, while also encouraging you to take risks and to assume responsibility for living more boldly. In a safe and nurturing way, we together will do the important work of facing fears, confronting the intricacies of who you are, and delicately opening you up to a more robust, fulfilling life.
I help individuals and couples in the DMV who struggle with challenges related to anxiety, depression, and their relationships to feel better. I pride myself on being a therapist who balances empathy with challenge. In our work together, I will meet you with compassion, warmth, and a deep investment in knowing you authentically, while also encouraging you to take risks and to assume responsibility for living more boldly. In a safe and nurturing way, we together will do the important work of facing fears, confronting the intricacies of who you are, and delicately opening you up to a more robust, fulfilling life.
(202) 949-6947 View (202) 949-6947
Photo of Grace A Whitman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Grace A Whitman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
I can be most helpful to you if you are interested in growing yourself and your own potential for intimacy and sexuality. Instead of identifying what's "wrong" with you, I focus on your strengths. By balancing your desire for autonomy and your desire for connection, you can increase your capacity for desire and eroticism in intimate sexuality. As an active therapist, I'm willing to challenge you and your partner to develop and grow yourself up.
I can be most helpful to you if you are interested in growing yourself and your own potential for intimacy and sexuality. Instead of identifying what's "wrong" with you, I focus on your strengths. By balancing your desire for autonomy and your desire for connection, you can increase your capacity for desire and eroticism in intimate sexuality. As an active therapist, I'm willing to challenge you and your partner to develop and grow yourself up.
(202) 517-9245 View (202) 517-9245
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Simone Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Sometimes life feels like a daily struggle. For many, it feels overwhelming, dark, and depressing. Many people feel anxious and misunderstood. I am a Licensed Independent Clinician with about 20 years of experience serving others who struggle to manage anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. In the past, I worked with youth and adults who were survivors of sexual assault and mental/emotional abuse. It is my mission to empower and uplift others, help them recognize their strengths, and support them to learning healthy ways to cope with life's stressors.
Sometimes life feels like a daily struggle. For many, it feels overwhelming, dark, and depressing. Many people feel anxious and misunderstood. I am a Licensed Independent Clinician with about 20 years of experience serving others who struggle to manage anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. In the past, I worked with youth and adults who were survivors of sexual assault and mental/emotional abuse. It is my mission to empower and uplift others, help them recognize their strengths, and support them to learning healthy ways to cope with life's stressors.
(202) 918-2775 View (202) 918-2775
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Antoinette Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20017  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you're looking for someone who won't let you quit. If you're looking for someone who is easy to talk to; or if you just need a safe place to vent. I'd love to be the motivation and help that you need. If you're looking for someone to help guide you through the process of addressing past traumas, working through life transitions, or help you to actively make progress towards your goals. Then you've come to the right place. With over 9 years of experience in the mental and human services field; I have experience in working with individuals, couples (pre-marital and marriage counseling), and facilitating and groups.
If you're looking for someone who won't let you quit. If you're looking for someone who is easy to talk to; or if you just need a safe place to vent. I'd love to be the motivation and help that you need. If you're looking for someone to help guide you through the process of addressing past traumas, working through life transitions, or help you to actively make progress towards your goals. Then you've come to the right place. With over 9 years of experience in the mental and human services field; I have experience in working with individuals, couples (pre-marital and marriage counseling), and facilitating and groups.
(240) 641-7281 View (240) 641-7281
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Cara Depp Dehghan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20015
My passion is in working together with my clients to help them overcome anxiety and panic, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, relationship problems, grief and loss, problems with motivation, medically unexplained symptoms, behavior issues, and inattention. I enjoy helping people develop self-compassion and live more authentically so they can go from surviving to thriving. I integrate evidence-based techniques into treatment that I tailor to meet the unique needs of each individual with whom I work. I am able to provide services remotely to clients physically located in Maryland, DC, and Virginia and in-person in DC.
My passion is in working together with my clients to help them overcome anxiety and panic, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, relationship problems, grief and loss, problems with motivation, medically unexplained symptoms, behavior issues, and inattention. I enjoy helping people develop self-compassion and live more authentically so they can go from surviving to thriving. I integrate evidence-based techniques into treatment that I tailor to meet the unique needs of each individual with whom I work. I am able to provide services remotely to clients physically located in Maryland, DC, and Virginia and in-person in DC.
(202) 750-3425 View (202) 750-3425
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Juwanza E McIntosh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20059  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are doing the same thing over and over again but still don't see any results? Are you having trouble understanding who you are and can't figure out why your relationships keep failing? Or maybe you just need a space to talk it out. Whatever you're dealing with, it is time to prioritize you for once and I am here to help.
Do you feel like you are doing the same thing over and over again but still don't see any results? Are you having trouble understanding who you are and can't figure out why your relationships keep failing? Or maybe you just need a space to talk it out. Whatever you're dealing with, it is time to prioritize you for once and I am here to help.
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Photo of Temple Jackson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Temple Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
Today is a new day. A different day, if you do different things. I offer 25 years of confident, professional Clinical Counseling, and Crisis Management services. The research is solid! Professional counseling can exponentially improve Your health and Your daily life. Including, Your physical, mental and spiritual health. In my practice I utilize HUMOR and solution-focused, Wise-Mind techniques to help you align with yourself, along the values you identify as important to you. Other areas of expertise include, ritualistic religious-cult, survivor counseling, Attachment Disorder, PTSD, Depression, Grief & Substance Abuse Disorder.
Today is a new day. A different day, if you do different things. I offer 25 years of confident, professional Clinical Counseling, and Crisis Management services. The research is solid! Professional counseling can exponentially improve Your health and Your daily life. Including, Your physical, mental and spiritual health. In my practice I utilize HUMOR and solution-focused, Wise-Mind techniques to help you align with yourself, along the values you identify as important to you. Other areas of expertise include, ritualistic religious-cult, survivor counseling, Attachment Disorder, PTSD, Depression, Grief & Substance Abuse Disorder.
(206) 408-1442 View (206) 408-1442

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Washington, DC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% CareFirst
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Washington, DC see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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