Therapists in Washington, DC

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Photo of Zachary James Pyne, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Zachary James Pyne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I work with clients from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, who have all come to a shared realization: that their way of living is no longer working for them. Whether they are struggling with addiction or depression or find themselves experiencing relationship difficulties, they all aspire to something new; something more. Together we identify the nature of their particular dissatisfaction, discover how they got there, and develop a more desirable and sustainable reality. I believe that my role is to be a nonjudgmental companion to my clients on their unique journey of self-discovery and profound change.
I work with clients from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, who have all come to a shared realization: that their way of living is no longer working for them. Whether they are struggling with addiction or depression or find themselves experiencing relationship difficulties, they all aspire to something new; something more. Together we identify the nature of their particular dissatisfaction, discover how they got there, and develop a more desirable and sustainable reality. I believe that my role is to be a nonjudgmental companion to my clients on their unique journey of self-discovery and profound change.
(202) 759-8387 View (202) 759-8387
Photo of Rashanta Aneisha Bledman, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Rashanta Aneisha Bledman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
We provide multicultural trauma-informed therapy to adults hoping to better understand themselves and their unique experiences. We use a collaborative approach to highlight strength and resilience while helping clients manage depression, anxiety, body image dissatisfaction, racial trauma, and interpersonal relationship difficulties. We specialize in women's issues, LGBTQIA+ concerns, racial/ethnic identity, religious/spirituality concerns, gender identity and experiences of people of color. Our practice reflects diversity and commitment to cultural humility and awareness. Associate info at drbledman.com. Fees vary.
We provide multicultural trauma-informed therapy to adults hoping to better understand themselves and their unique experiences. We use a collaborative approach to highlight strength and resilience while helping clients manage depression, anxiety, body image dissatisfaction, racial trauma, and interpersonal relationship difficulties. We specialize in women's issues, LGBTQIA+ concerns, racial/ethnic identity, religious/spirituality concerns, gender identity and experiences of people of color. Our practice reflects diversity and commitment to cultural humility and awareness. Associate info at drbledman.com. Fees vary.
(202) 335-5637 View (202) 335-5637
Photo of Heather Ruiz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Heather Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
Waitlist for new clients
Are you new to the Washington, DC area? Are you starting a new degree program or a new job? Have these changes and transitions caused change to your relationships, or caused you to feel more isolated? Whether you’re feeling down, overwhelmed, or stuck, my goal is to help you navigate these feelings and discover a renewed sense of self. Life presents many challenges, but understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, can significantly impact our well-being. I strive to provide an authentic and positive environment where you feel safe and empowered to create meaningful change.
Are you new to the Washington, DC area? Are you starting a new degree program or a new job? Have these changes and transitions caused change to your relationships, or caused you to feel more isolated? Whether you’re feeling down, overwhelmed, or stuck, my goal is to help you navigate these feelings and discover a renewed sense of self. Life presents many challenges, but understanding the connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, can significantly impact our well-being. I strive to provide an authentic and positive environment where you feel safe and empowered to create meaningful change.
(202) 933-5014 View (202) 933-5014
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Community Counseling Services Center
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20052
The Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC) is a training clinic located at The George Washington University, near the Foggy Bottom metro. We provide affordable mental health counseling services to individuals within the Washington, DC metro area. We offer evidence-based individual, family, career, and couples counseling to address a wide variety of mental health concerns, relationship issues, and interpersonal challenges. Our clinicians are master’s students in our Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling programs and doctoral students in our Counseling and Supervision Ph.D. program.
The Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC) is a training clinic located at The George Washington University, near the Foggy Bottom metro. We provide affordable mental health counseling services to individuals within the Washington, DC metro area. We offer evidence-based individual, family, career, and couples counseling to address a wide variety of mental health concerns, relationship issues, and interpersonal challenges. Our clinicians are master’s students in our Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling programs and doctoral students in our Counseling and Supervision Ph.D. program.
(202) 968-3320 View (202) 968-3320
Photo of Adele Natter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Adele Natter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I take a serious approach to serious problems. Behaviors you've tried to stop -- anger outbursts, self-criticism, self-sabotage, etc.-- damage your life, work, and relationships. I offer a therapy of insight, depth, and relationship in an interactive and intensive style, so we can get to the root of the problem and give you relief as quickly as possible. With your capacities we heal the broken parts to achieve the goals you identify, in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance in which you can be yourself without fear of shame, blame, or judgment. Contact me and start to take charge of your life!
I take a serious approach to serious problems. Behaviors you've tried to stop -- anger outbursts, self-criticism, self-sabotage, etc.-- damage your life, work, and relationships. I offer a therapy of insight, depth, and relationship in an interactive and intensive style, so we can get to the root of the problem and give you relief as quickly as possible. With your capacities we heal the broken parts to achieve the goals you identify, in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance in which you can be yourself without fear of shame, blame, or judgment. Contact me and start to take charge of your life!
(202) 335-5074 View (202) 335-5074
Photo of Erin Gelzer, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Erin Gelzer
Psychologist, MBA, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Evening/weekend appointments. Finding yourself in deep distress or feeling dissatisfied with life may signal you are ready for change. Therapy can help you understand the roots of distress and help you make desired changes. My therapeutic approach focuses on deepening your understanding of and compassion for yourself by exploring aspects of your identity, examining your values and beliefs, reflecting on relationships that have shaped you, and identifying patterns that may no longer serve you. From this place of understanding and compassion, those sources of distress can shift, creating profound changes in the areas of life most important to you.
Evening/weekend appointments. Finding yourself in deep distress or feeling dissatisfied with life may signal you are ready for change. Therapy can help you understand the roots of distress and help you make desired changes. My therapeutic approach focuses on deepening your understanding of and compassion for yourself by exploring aspects of your identity, examining your values and beliefs, reflecting on relationships that have shaped you, and identifying patterns that may no longer serve you. From this place of understanding and compassion, those sources of distress can shift, creating profound changes in the areas of life most important to you.
(202) 831-0975 View (202) 831-0975
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Silver Lake Psychology--Washington DC location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(202) 991-3191 View (202) 991-3191
Photo of Elizabeth Tschoegl, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Elizabeth Tschoegl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
Finding a therapist can be tough. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed. Maybe life has thrown more at you than you think you can handle, or your usual coping strategies are failing. Using humor and a collaborative approach, we can tackle these challenges together. Drawing on your own innate resilience and capacity to change, I hope to give confidence to the belief that change is possible and that you can feel better.
Finding a therapist can be tough. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed. Maybe life has thrown more at you than you think you can handle, or your usual coping strategies are failing. Using humor and a collaborative approach, we can tackle these challenges together. Drawing on your own innate resilience and capacity to change, I hope to give confidence to the belief that change is possible and that you can feel better.
(202) 618-3044 View (202) 618-3044
Photo of Graham Hall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Graham Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Prior to opening my private practice in Georgetown, I worked at the Kolmac Clinic on K Street in Washington, DC, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. I work with clients to improve self-esteem, identify what it is that they really want in their lives and help them to improve the overall quality of their lives and thrive more fully.
Prior to opening my private practice in Georgetown, I worked at the Kolmac Clinic on K Street in Washington, DC, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. I work with clients to improve self-esteem, identify what it is that they really want in their lives and help them to improve the overall quality of their lives and thrive more fully.
(202) 499-4548 View (202) 499-4548
Photo of Nikki Ford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Nikki Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Waitlist for new clients
As a clinical social worker, I work from a strengths-based, person-centered, and deeply collaborative perspective. We become a team in your therapy journey. My approach to therapy is integrative, and I draw from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic frameworks to support individual needs and goals. I also believe humor can play an important role in the therapeutic process. Clients work hard in therapy, and moments of levity can help reframe and normalize struggles in a positive or relieving manner.
As a clinical social worker, I work from a strengths-based, person-centered, and deeply collaborative perspective. We become a team in your therapy journey. My approach to therapy is integrative, and I draw from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic frameworks to support individual needs and goals. I also believe humor can play an important role in the therapeutic process. Clients work hard in therapy, and moments of levity can help reframe and normalize struggles in a positive or relieving manner.
(202) 972-6801 View (202) 972-6801
Photo of Tim Martin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Tim Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSAT, CMAT, CPTT, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? All of these issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? All of these issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
(202) 951-8669 View (202) 951-8669
Photo of Stephanie Woodrow, Counselor in Washington, DC
Stephanie Woodrow
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Anxiety is a normal emotion. Without it, we wouldn't prepare for job interviews, study for tests, or move out of the way of an oncoming car. But for some, anxiety becomes overwhelming & interferes with daily living. When anxiety becomes maladaptive it can be distressing, scary & embarrassing. The good news is anxiety disorders are treatable. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder & related problems from a cognitive behavioral perspective. My goal is to work collaboratively with patients to help them achieve their individual goals, and live full & productive lives.
Anxiety is a normal emotion. Without it, we wouldn't prepare for job interviews, study for tests, or move out of the way of an oncoming car. But for some, anxiety becomes overwhelming & interferes with daily living. When anxiety becomes maladaptive it can be distressing, scary & embarrassing. The good news is anxiety disorders are treatable. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder & related problems from a cognitive behavioral perspective. My goal is to work collaboratively with patients to help them achieve their individual goals, and live full & productive lives.
(202) 980-3371 View (202) 980-3371
Photo of Kelly G. Ezickson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Kelly G. Ezickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20007
Not accepting new clients
There are few things more painful than feeling isolated and alone. Many people enter therapy because they are feeling alone, disconnected and their relationships are suffering. I see therapy as a place where you can feel truly heard, seen, and understood and it is in this safe place that you can begin to make more satisfying and effective life decisions. I work with people to help them understand the unconscious role they may be playing in life decisions and to develop a life of confidence and joy. I work with adults, couples, and families around issues of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and addictions.
There are few things more painful than feeling isolated and alone. Many people enter therapy because they are feeling alone, disconnected and their relationships are suffering. I see therapy as a place where you can feel truly heard, seen, and understood and it is in this safe place that you can begin to make more satisfying and effective life decisions. I work with people to help them understand the unconscious role they may be playing in life decisions and to develop a life of confidence and joy. I work with adults, couples, and families around issues of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and addictions.
(774) 221-6105 View (774) 221-6105
Photo of Lisa Lee, Pre-Licensed Professional in Washington, DC
Lisa Lee
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, ATR-P, LGPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Looking for different tools to helps you feel peace, joy and purpose? Overwhelmed, paralyzed or getting stuck in negative cycles that effect the quality of your life? I work with youth and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, transitions, multicultural issues, PTSD, relational problems, self-esteem, and/ or identity. Let's graciously work through these challenges using a variety of approaches including art therapy, psychoeducation, person-centered cognitive behavioral therapy, faith, strengths-based therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
Looking for different tools to helps you feel peace, joy and purpose? Overwhelmed, paralyzed or getting stuck in negative cycles that effect the quality of your life? I work with youth and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, transitions, multicultural issues, PTSD, relational problems, self-esteem, and/ or identity. Let's graciously work through these challenges using a variety of approaches including art therapy, psychoeducation, person-centered cognitive behavioral therapy, faith, strengths-based therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
(202) 951-9105 View (202) 951-9105
Photo of Nadia R Khansa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Nadia R Khansa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I have been working with various forms of trauma throughout my career. Whether it is a single-incident trauma, long term difficulties with relationships, abuse, or attachment trauma, processing your own medical illness or the death of a loved one, or navigating the impact of systemic oppression—the things that have happened to you do not have to be in control of you. I help my clients find empowerment in building the future you want for yourself and finding a healthy relationship with your past. I have extensive experience working with clients healing from identity based stressors. All races, religions, sexual orientations, gender
I have been working with various forms of trauma throughout my career. Whether it is a single-incident trauma, long term difficulties with relationships, abuse, or attachment trauma, processing your own medical illness or the death of a loved one, or navigating the impact of systemic oppression—the things that have happened to you do not have to be in control of you. I help my clients find empowerment in building the future you want for yourself and finding a healthy relationship with your past. I have extensive experience working with clients healing from identity based stressors. All races, religions, sexual orientations, gender
(202) 946-6656 View (202) 946-6656
Photo of Cheryl Marrow, Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington, DC
Cheryl Marrow
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I help clients with relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I create an open and safe environment where clients' thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
I help clients with relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I create an open and safe environment where clients' thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
(844) 734-6114 View (844) 734-6114
Photo of Roxana N. Raica, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Roxana N. Raica
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Do you find yourself constantly worried, stressed, overwhelmed, or having racing thoughts? Maybe you fear losing control over yourself and what others might think of you if this happens. Or perhaps you’ve been feeling sad, irritable, having uncharacteristic outbursts of crying, and lacking energy or motivation to engage in pleasant activities. Many people who experience anxiety, depression, stress, and feeling overwhelmed start to isolate, avoid enjoyable activities and engage in unhealthy behaviors but soon find themselves more anxious, worried, and depressed than before. It can leave you feeling exhausted, stuck, and hopeless.
Do you find yourself constantly worried, stressed, overwhelmed, or having racing thoughts? Maybe you fear losing control over yourself and what others might think of you if this happens. Or perhaps you’ve been feeling sad, irritable, having uncharacteristic outbursts of crying, and lacking energy or motivation to engage in pleasant activities. Many people who experience anxiety, depression, stress, and feeling overwhelmed start to isolate, avoid enjoyable activities and engage in unhealthy behaviors but soon find themselves more anxious, worried, and depressed than before. It can leave you feeling exhausted, stuck, and hopeless.
(202) 915-8906 View (202) 915-8906
Photo of Motivate with Grace Counseling Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Motivate with Grace Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The pressures of navigating traumatic events have left individuals feeling anxious, depressed, isolated, avoidant, stagnant, unmotivated, unsafe, and irritable. Anyone enduring such events may see the world as dangerous or worry about their ability to handle difficult situations. Trusting others and engaging with others can be challenging. Motivate with Grace Counseling Services can be a safe place for people struggling with traumatic events that have limited how they manage life.
The pressures of navigating traumatic events have left individuals feeling anxious, depressed, isolated, avoidant, stagnant, unmotivated, unsafe, and irritable. Anyone enduring such events may see the world as dangerous or worry about their ability to handle difficult situations. Trusting others and engaging with others can be challenging. Motivate with Grace Counseling Services can be a safe place for people struggling with traumatic events that have limited how they manage life.
(202) 951-8494 View (202) 951-8494
Photo of Dr. Kimberly M. Martin, HSPP, LLC, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Dr. Kimberly M. Martin, HSPP, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
I utilize individual approaches when working with adults to address concerns related to phase-of-life difficulties, depression, anxiety, prolonged stress, and unresolved traumas. My overall goal as a psychologist is to help individuals develop skills and understanding to improve the quality of their life. The ideal client is an individual who is driven toward self-improvement, desires an end to their difficulties, accepts ownership of their behaviors and actions, and wants to identify the root cause of their current concerns and develop effective understanding and coping skills. www.drkimberlym.com
I utilize individual approaches when working with adults to address concerns related to phase-of-life difficulties, depression, anxiety, prolonged stress, and unresolved traumas. My overall goal as a psychologist is to help individuals develop skills and understanding to improve the quality of their life. The ideal client is an individual who is driven toward self-improvement, desires an end to their difficulties, accepts ownership of their behaviors and actions, and wants to identify the root cause of their current concerns and develop effective understanding and coping skills. www.drkimberlym.com
(202) 951-9942 View (202) 951-9942
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Jeff Rosenberg
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
You are suffering and looking for resolution. This may manifest in myriad ways ---finding, communicating, separating from, or being more intimate in relationships; depression/anxiety sucking the energy/pleasure/novelty from life... Let's be curious together and understand the causes of your suffering. Let's see if there can be a change in perspective, in some ways a psychic paradigm shift, that lifts you out of the matrix of your current reality and relieves suffering. Let's learn from this therapeutic process an ongoing path for being with and exploring life so that it may be fuller and happier.
You are suffering and looking for resolution. This may manifest in myriad ways ---finding, communicating, separating from, or being more intimate in relationships; depression/anxiety sucking the energy/pleasure/novelty from life... Let's be curious together and understand the causes of your suffering. Let's see if there can be a change in perspective, in some ways a psychic paradigm shift, that lifts you out of the matrix of your current reality and relieves suffering. Let's learn from this therapeutic process an ongoing path for being with and exploring life so that it may be fuller and happier.
(202) 681-9923 View (202) 681-9923

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.