Therapists in Washington, DC

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Elizabeth Kim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, GC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Accepting new telehealth clients. Immediate openings. As an individual I am joyful, colorful, and compassionate, emphasizing the importance of love, curiosity, connection and discovery. My intention is to guide you in waking up to your authentic self and building your resilience. I want to meet you where you are and listen with care. I believe in a holistic practice, and I bring a complete integration of approaching including bodily movement, expression, creativity and fun! You have the right to feel whole within your body. No matter how stuck you may feel, I believe in your power to live fully!
Accepting new telehealth clients. Immediate openings. As an individual I am joyful, colorful, and compassionate, emphasizing the importance of love, curiosity, connection and discovery. My intention is to guide you in waking up to your authentic self and building your resilience. I want to meet you where you are and listen with care. I believe in a holistic practice, and I bring a complete integration of approaching including bodily movement, expression, creativity and fun! You have the right to feel whole within your body. No matter how stuck you may feel, I believe in your power to live fully!
(877) 915-5298 View (877) 915-5298
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Jessica Attas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20005
Navigating adulthood as a 20- or 30-something is not something we're taught and can leave us feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and disconnected. You may be asking yourself: Is adulting supposed to be this tough? Why does everyone but me seem to have it all figured out? I know I’m too hard on myself, but how else will I improve and finally start to feel “good enough?” If I'm aware of the patterns that keep getting in my way, why is it so hard to change them? You are not alone in feeling stuck, anxious, and lost right now. If it feels like you’ve tried everything and the support of family and friends isn't enough, it’s time for a change.
Navigating adulthood as a 20- or 30-something is not something we're taught and can leave us feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and disconnected. You may be asking yourself: Is adulting supposed to be this tough? Why does everyone but me seem to have it all figured out? I know I’m too hard on myself, but how else will I improve and finally start to feel “good enough?” If I'm aware of the patterns that keep getting in my way, why is it so hard to change them? You are not alone in feeling stuck, anxious, and lost right now. If it feels like you’ve tried everything and the support of family and friends isn't enough, it’s time for a change.
(202) 952-2415 View (202) 952-2415
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Celebration Of Life Healing Practice- Valerie A Noblin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20017  (Online Only)
One thing that I feel most accomplished about is being able to effectively “hold a space” for my clients who are in the midst of personal transitions that are affecting their mood and behavior. Often times, individuals are seeking security, acceptance and validation to delve into their innermost thoughts and feelings in an attempt to understand the "how and why" of particular circumstances. Our emotional wounds have a story to tell, lessons to convey. Therapy provides an opportunity to "hear, feel and see" our experiences in a way that guides us to discover meaning, purpose and ways to integrate the insights gained.
One thing that I feel most accomplished about is being able to effectively “hold a space” for my clients who are in the midst of personal transitions that are affecting their mood and behavior. Often times, individuals are seeking security, acceptance and validation to delve into their innermost thoughts and feelings in an attempt to understand the "how and why" of particular circumstances. Our emotional wounds have a story to tell, lessons to convey. Therapy provides an opportunity to "hear, feel and see" our experiences in a way that guides us to discover meaning, purpose and ways to integrate the insights gained.
(855) 862-2392 View (855) 862-2392
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Maria Meli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Maria. Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, alone, or that no one can possibly understand what you are going through? Do you struggle with relationships, in particular the consequences of those relationships? Are you feeling stressed by a pregnancy, communicating with your significant other, decisions around birth control and parenting, and all that's in between?
Hi! I am Maria. Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, alone, or that no one can possibly understand what you are going through? Do you struggle with relationships, in particular the consequences of those relationships? Are you feeling stressed by a pregnancy, communicating with your significant other, decisions around birth control and parenting, and all that's in between?
(202) 499-7072 View (202) 499-7072
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Suzanne A. Black
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Clinical Psychologist licensed in CA, NY, Washington, DC, over 25 years experience nationally/internationally. Eclectic approach tailored to the individual. Various modalities, solution-focused. Conduct online therapy. Training: Medical Ctr: Neuropsychology; UCLA postdoctoral fellowship: Emergency Room Psychiatry. Fmr Asst Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF. Work w large range of cultures internationally, with embassies, international treaty organisations, university abroad programs, terrorist attack victims, PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, medical challenges, couples, group therapies, adults, adolescents.
Clinical Psychologist licensed in CA, NY, Washington, DC, over 25 years experience nationally/internationally. Eclectic approach tailored to the individual. Various modalities, solution-focused. Conduct online therapy. Training: Medical Ctr: Neuropsychology; UCLA postdoctoral fellowship: Emergency Room Psychiatry. Fmr Asst Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF. Work w large range of cultures internationally, with embassies, international treaty organisations, university abroad programs, terrorist attack victims, PTSD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, medical challenges, couples, group therapies, adults, adolescents.
(347) 754-3945 View (347) 754-3945
Ruth Nielsen-Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Working with you to increase your experience of hope and of joy, and to help you dissolve your grief is my orientation in both short-term and longer-term therapy. So often hurt and knowledge get buried beneath unhelpful, and yet habitual, emotional responses and mind-sets. My goal is to help you understand and become your authentic self and to set aside those habits and practices which distress your mind and burden your heart.
Working with you to increase your experience of hope and of joy, and to help you dissolve your grief is my orientation in both short-term and longer-term therapy. So often hurt and knowledge get buried beneath unhelpful, and yet habitual, emotional responses and mind-sets. My goal is to help you understand and become your authentic self and to set aside those habits and practices which distress your mind and burden your heart.
(202) 738-5103 x5 View (202) 738-5103 x5
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Royyanna Young
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Dr. Young is a multifaceted psychologist with experience providing therapy to a diverse group of clients of various ages, genders, and backgrounds. She has provided services in settings such as public schools, hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practices. Dr. Young has assisted clients dealing with difficulties related to depression, anxiety, neurodevelopment, and personality disorders.
Dr. Young is a multifaceted psychologist with experience providing therapy to a diverse group of clients of various ages, genders, and backgrounds. She has provided services in settings such as public schools, hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practices. Dr. Young has assisted clients dealing with difficulties related to depression, anxiety, neurodevelopment, and personality disorders.
(202) 301-4699 View (202) 301-4699
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Finding My Peace, PC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20032  (Online Only)
We provide online therapy services that can fit into your schedule, whatever works for you, works for us. We cater to the working man and woman as well as the disabled; those that have an easier time expressing themselves without being face to face. We are here to help those who struggle through COVID-19. We work with youth ages 12 on up to the senior age of 99! We assist with helping you cope with depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD, mood swings, and much more.
We provide online therapy services that can fit into your schedule, whatever works for you, works for us. We cater to the working man and woman as well as the disabled; those that have an easier time expressing themselves without being face to face. We are here to help those who struggle through COVID-19. We work with youth ages 12 on up to the senior age of 99! We assist with helping you cope with depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD, mood swings, and much more.
(301) 686-5965 View (301) 686-5965
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Mary Unverferth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Therapy works best when you’re feeling understood. By processing and understanding the events of your life and your reaction to them, we will identify healthy coping strategies to manage stress and strong emotions. Have you experienced a loss that feels overwhelming? Feeling “stuck” or alone in your grief? Together, we can work to help you feel better. Our lives and problems can be more deeply understood through a structured reflection of the past. I use a mix of psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help people notice and be curious about their feelings, thoughts, behaviors.
Therapy works best when you’re feeling understood. By processing and understanding the events of your life and your reaction to them, we will identify healthy coping strategies to manage stress and strong emotions. Have you experienced a loss that feels overwhelming? Feeling “stuck” or alone in your grief? Together, we can work to help you feel better. Our lives and problems can be more deeply understood through a structured reflection of the past. I use a mix of psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help people notice and be curious about their feelings, thoughts, behaviors.
(202) 951-8472 View (202) 951-8472
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Charlene Fletcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20004  (Online Only)
Charlene Fletcher earned her Masters of Arts in Social Work, from Howard University in 2010. She has over 15 years of experience providing counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Charlene focuses on providing individualized treatment to ensure that she is able to meet their needs to improve their mental health and overall quality of their lives. She provides an environment where clients can feel safe and supported while collaboratively working towards their healing journey.
Charlene Fletcher earned her Masters of Arts in Social Work, from Howard University in 2010. She has over 15 years of experience providing counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Charlene focuses on providing individualized treatment to ensure that she is able to meet their needs to improve their mental health and overall quality of their lives. She provides an environment where clients can feel safe and supported while collaboratively working towards their healing journey.
(844) 748-2427 View (844) 748-2427
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Sabrina Martinez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMHP-S
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Struggling to function at work and at home, meet deadlines, as well as the expectations of relationships, while also experiencing anxiety, depression or substance abuse-whatever the challenge may be-can be hard to explain to friends and family. At times explaining what's happening in our heads actually feels more exhausting than what's really happening and can lead us to isolation and loneliness.
Struggling to function at work and at home, meet deadlines, as well as the expectations of relationships, while also experiencing anxiety, depression or substance abuse-whatever the challenge may be-can be hard to explain to friends and family. At times explaining what's happening in our heads actually feels more exhausting than what's really happening and can lead us to isolation and loneliness.
(912) 217-7224 View (912) 217-7224
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Jalessa Townsend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to keep up the appearance of having everything under control? Do others label you as "successful" or reliable? Are you the friend or family member people commend as "strong"? Do you often prioritize others at the expense of your own needs, feeling like you give more than you receive in relationships? Does it frustrate you when your efforts and energy aren't reciprocated? If you long for peace, clarity, and deeper fulfillment, it's time to prioritize yourself. I specialize in helping individuals like you. Contact me for a free consultation where I can answer any questions you have & to see if we'd make a good team
Are you struggling to keep up the appearance of having everything under control? Do others label you as "successful" or reliable? Are you the friend or family member people commend as "strong"? Do you often prioritize others at the expense of your own needs, feeling like you give more than you receive in relationships? Does it frustrate you when your efforts and energy aren't reciprocated? If you long for peace, clarity, and deeper fulfillment, it's time to prioritize yourself. I specialize in helping individuals like you. Contact me for a free consultation where I can answer any questions you have & to see if we'd make a good team
(202) 883-3359 View (202) 883-3359
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Sarah A. Meharg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Sometimes life changes because of the choices we make and sometimes life changes anyway. The necessary adjustments often challenge our coping skills and what used to work no longer does. I specialize in and particularly enjoy working with adults who are experiencing and adapting to life changes including romantic relationships, work, and parenthood. Therapy presents an opportunity to gain insight, learn, and practice new skills in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. While therapy can sometimes be difficult, I am also an advocate of the mental health benefits of humor.
Sometimes life changes because of the choices we make and sometimes life changes anyway. The necessary adjustments often challenge our coping skills and what used to work no longer does. I specialize in and particularly enjoy working with adults who are experiencing and adapting to life changes including romantic relationships, work, and parenthood. Therapy presents an opportunity to gain insight, learn, and practice new skills in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. While therapy can sometimes be difficult, I am also an advocate of the mental health benefits of humor.
(202) 793-7967 View (202) 793-7967
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Dylana L Blum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
People look for therapists for many reasons. Perhaps you are having a hard time coping with a difficult life event or transition. Or, maybe, you have felt for some time that there is something missing in your personal or professional life. In my practice, I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and concerns about sexual orientation. I also have significant experience treating college and graduate students, and have special interests in working with lawyers and law students, as well as with people facing the challenges of infertility, pregnancy and pregnancy loss, and parenting.
People look for therapists for many reasons. Perhaps you are having a hard time coping with a difficult life event or transition. Or, maybe, you have felt for some time that there is something missing in your personal or professional life. In my practice, I work with people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and concerns about sexual orientation. I also have significant experience treating college and graduate students, and have special interests in working with lawyers and law students, as well as with people facing the challenges of infertility, pregnancy and pregnancy loss, and parenting.
(202) 681-0997 View (202) 681-0997
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Mary Hope Blase
MS, APRN, CNS
Not Verified Not Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Welcome! I am an adult psychotherapist, licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). These credentials, coupled with nearly 30 years of related experience, allow me to address clients' needs holistically in individual, couples and group psychotherapy. Many individuals struggle with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, loss, addictions, and adjustment to change. My style is direct, compassionate and interactive and relies on evidenced-based practices. I am open to the LGBT community. I aim to help individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to enhance their lives.
Welcome! I am an adult psychotherapist, licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). These credentials, coupled with nearly 30 years of related experience, allow me to address clients' needs holistically in individual, couples and group psychotherapy. Many individuals struggle with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, loss, addictions, and adjustment to change. My style is direct, compassionate and interactive and relies on evidenced-based practices. I am open to the LGBT community. I aim to help individuals and couples gain insight and make behavioral changes to enhance their lives.
(202) 759-3991 View (202) 759-3991
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Bloom Counseling - Liz Caritj
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Life can be daunting. I help stressed out adults overcome anxiety, self-doubt and sleepless nights to find their footing and begin to create the lives they want. Are you your own worst critic? Maybe you can’t shake the feeling that your best is never good enough? Do the little things feel overwhelming? Is it hard for you to stick up for yourself and you’re left swallowing your anger or disappointment? My name is Liz Caritj and I work with people in high stress situations, particularly people working in the field of law or in rigorous academic programs, who feel like they’re falling apart trying to hold everything together perfectly.
Life can be daunting. I help stressed out adults overcome anxiety, self-doubt and sleepless nights to find their footing and begin to create the lives they want. Are you your own worst critic? Maybe you can’t shake the feeling that your best is never good enough? Do the little things feel overwhelming? Is it hard for you to stick up for yourself and you’re left swallowing your anger or disappointment? My name is Liz Caritj and I work with people in high stress situations, particularly people working in the field of law or in rigorous academic programs, who feel like they’re falling apart trying to hold everything together perfectly.
(202) 933-7233 View (202) 933-7233
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Tess Garber
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Tess approaches therapy with sensitivity and respect, recognizing the uniqueness of each person’s story and fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship centered on growth and healing. She aims to help individuals use their strengths to navigate difficult life events and develop effective coping skills. Her work primarily revolves around supporting teens, young adults and adults facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, substance use, and life transitions
Tess approaches therapy with sensitivity and respect, recognizing the uniqueness of each person’s story and fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship centered on growth and healing. She aims to help individuals use their strengths to navigate difficult life events and develop effective coping skills. Her work primarily revolves around supporting teens, young adults and adults facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, substance use, and life transitions
(866) 521-5537 View (866) 521-5537
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Morgan Carrillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20011  (Online Only)
Whether you are conflicted about a relationship, are adjusting to a life change, or are working to heal from past pain or trauma, it can be a challenge to know where to begin. Together, we will work to explore your concerns and harness your strengths to identify solutions to your stressors. My goal is that you will leave therapy with a range of skills to use in the future. I believe that you are the expert of your own experience, and I am passionate about helping you to build upon your already existing strengths.
Whether you are conflicted about a relationship, are adjusting to a life change, or are working to heal from past pain or trauma, it can be a challenge to know where to begin. Together, we will work to explore your concerns and harness your strengths to identify solutions to your stressors. My goal is that you will leave therapy with a range of skills to use in the future. I believe that you are the expert of your own experience, and I am passionate about helping you to build upon your already existing strengths.
(202) 601-3569 View (202) 601-3569
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Sahaya Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I believe that each individual that seeks therapy makes an important decision to create a change. I understand that asking for help and taking the first step feels difficult. I am qualified with professional and life experience for 30 years to assist you in making the desired change. I am sincerely committed, enthusiastic, dedicated, and available to assist you to take charge and create that positive desired outcome to discover the road to recovery. My mission is to provide quality psychotherapy and recovery services for late teens, adults, couples, and families for them to reach their fullest potential and personal growth.
I believe that each individual that seeks therapy makes an important decision to create a change. I understand that asking for help and taking the first step feels difficult. I am qualified with professional and life experience for 30 years to assist you in making the desired change. I am sincerely committed, enthusiastic, dedicated, and available to assist you to take charge and create that positive desired outcome to discover the road to recovery. My mission is to provide quality psychotherapy and recovery services for late teens, adults, couples, and families for them to reach their fullest potential and personal growth.
(571) 297-2579 View (571) 297-2579
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Dr. Amy E Duffy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I have been working in the mental health field for over fifteen years with a variety of clients including children and adolescents, families, and adults. I enjoy utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment, recognizing the uniqueness that each individual brings to treatment. I specialize in the treatment of exposure to trauma, providing treatment to survivors of sexual violence, childhood abuse, domestic violence, and military combat trauma. When addressing the needs of those who have survived trauma, I focus a great deal of attention on the neurological effects of exposure, as well as the mind and body connection.
I have been working in the mental health field for over fifteen years with a variety of clients including children and adolescents, families, and adults. I enjoy utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment, recognizing the uniqueness that each individual brings to treatment. I specialize in the treatment of exposure to trauma, providing treatment to survivors of sexual violence, childhood abuse, domestic violence, and military combat trauma. When addressing the needs of those who have survived trauma, I focus a great deal of attention on the neurological effects of exposure, as well as the mind and body connection.
(202) 930-9476 View (202) 930-9476

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

62% 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.