Therapists in Washington, DC

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Photo of Justine Lassman, Pre-Licensed Professional in Washington, DC
Justine Lassman
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Anxiety and depression are concerns for people of all ages and frequently contribute to feelings of stress. I work closely with individuals whose struggles are getting in the way of developing safe, loving relationships and achieving objectives as well as those who are facing major life transition and feeling overwhelmed. Providing a warm, supportive relationship, I work with clients to identify and change patterns of behavior that are troubling them. For all of us, within the context of major stressors and recent or distant traumas, opportunities are present for identifying and building on our strengths.
Anxiety and depression are concerns for people of all ages and frequently contribute to feelings of stress. I work closely with individuals whose struggles are getting in the way of developing safe, loving relationships and achieving objectives as well as those who are facing major life transition and feeling overwhelmed. Providing a warm, supportive relationship, I work with clients to identify and change patterns of behavior that are troubling them. For all of us, within the context of major stressors and recent or distant traumas, opportunities are present for identifying and building on our strengths.
(202) 804-0997 View (202) 804-0997
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Joanne Assarsson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, OSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping adults who are challenged by acute and chronic medical illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, grief, work/life balance and life transitions. I also work with those who support individuals struggling with the above concerns. With over 2 decades of clinical experience, our work together will be tailored towards your unique needs in an interactive, compassionate, flexible and consistently supportive environment. You can expect to leave our sessions equipped with actionable tools that are goal directed.
I specialize in helping adults who are challenged by acute and chronic medical illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, grief, work/life balance and life transitions. I also work with those who support individuals struggling with the above concerns. With over 2 decades of clinical experience, our work together will be tailored towards your unique needs in an interactive, compassionate, flexible and consistently supportive environment. You can expect to leave our sessions equipped with actionable tools that are goal directed.
(202) 519-7921 View (202) 519-7921
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Mind Over Mood Healing LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
I will walk alongside you as you engage in the healing and transformation process. I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic environment that promotes your overall wellbeing. It is an honor for me to help you process your internal thoughts and feelings, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable they may be. As we work together collaboratively, it is my hope that you will discover a way forward on your journey to healing and transformation.
I will walk alongside you as you engage in the healing and transformation process. I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic environment that promotes your overall wellbeing. It is an honor for me to help you process your internal thoughts and feelings, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable they may be. As we work together collaboratively, it is my hope that you will discover a way forward on your journey to healing and transformation.
(202) 953-1598 View (202) 953-1598
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Dwayne Phillips-McNamee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, LMSW, CFSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
Dwayne Phillips-McNamee is a Licensed Social Worker who works to provide a culturally sensitive, inclusive, equitable internal and external space for all clients regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, or any other factor. Dwayne works with adult individuals surrounding a variety of issues, including issues related to race and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and relationships. He is particularly interested in working with black adults, those in and around the LGBTQ+ community, and those navigating issues related to building and maintaining relationships.
Dwayne Phillips-McNamee is a Licensed Social Worker who works to provide a culturally sensitive, inclusive, equitable internal and external space for all clients regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, or any other factor. Dwayne works with adult individuals surrounding a variety of issues, including issues related to race and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and relationships. He is particularly interested in working with black adults, those in and around the LGBTQ+ community, and those navigating issues related to building and maintaining relationships.
(202) 972-3681 View (202) 972-3681
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Dr. Candyce Briggs
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is someone who is looking to work through emotional issues in a safe and accepting space. They come to therapy wanting to address their emotional distress, find healthy solutions to difficult problems, and gain self-confidence in managing their emotions. They may need help in recognizing and expressing their feelings, exploring and understanding the impact of their past, and in improving their interpersonal skills. They may have experienced trauma and need help in understanding and dealing with the symptoms it can bring. Ultimately, my client seeks help in creating a more fulfilling life with healthy relationships.
My ideal client is someone who is looking to work through emotional issues in a safe and accepting space. They come to therapy wanting to address their emotional distress, find healthy solutions to difficult problems, and gain self-confidence in managing their emotions. They may need help in recognizing and expressing their feelings, exploring and understanding the impact of their past, and in improving their interpersonal skills. They may have experienced trauma and need help in understanding and dealing with the symptoms it can bring. Ultimately, my client seeks help in creating a more fulfilling life with healthy relationships.
(202) 804-8617 View (202) 804-8617
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Latia Taliaferro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Latia Taliaferro is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, specifically in community and school settings. Her clinical experience includes empowering young adults, adults, and families to access inner compassion, wisdom, and trust to build hope and resiliency as they navigate expected and unexpected experiences. Latia specializes in treating mood, anxiety, trauma, and stress stemming from relational challenges, grief, difficulties at work, and other life transitions.
Latia Taliaferro is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, specifically in community and school settings. Her clinical experience includes empowering young adults, adults, and families to access inner compassion, wisdom, and trust to build hope and resiliency as they navigate expected and unexpected experiences. Latia specializes in treating mood, anxiety, trauma, and stress stemming from relational challenges, grief, difficulties at work, and other life transitions.
(844) 536-0627 View (844) 536-0627
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Naveed Khan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPH
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The most immediate benefit of one-on-one work is that it pulls you out of the automaticity of life. It is only when we choose to step out of our regular schedules, that we are able to reflect, assess, reorient, plan, and finally pivot. Whether you are experiencing a lack of motivation, crying spells, racing thoughts, and/or other symptoms of stress, depression, or anxiety - I will support you through this period. Although I am trained in a number of therapy modalities, my initial focus is to understand your experiences at the present moment.
The most immediate benefit of one-on-one work is that it pulls you out of the automaticity of life. It is only when we choose to step out of our regular schedules, that we are able to reflect, assess, reorient, plan, and finally pivot. Whether you are experiencing a lack of motivation, crying spells, racing thoughts, and/or other symptoms of stress, depression, or anxiety - I will support you through this period. Although I am trained in a number of therapy modalities, my initial focus is to understand your experiences at the present moment.
(202) 798-4628 View (202) 798-4628
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Devon Pu
MPA, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Have you recently received a diagnosis of mental illness? Are you adjusting after a mental health crisis, or wrestling with past trauma that is impacting your ability to live the life you want to lead? Whether you’re navigating a new path, struggling with relationships, or looking to develop coping skills for lifelong chronic illness, my goal is to serve as a partner in your journey. I believe in the connection between our past experiences and the way we operate in our present environment. I strive to help clients understand how their physical body and mental health are linked!
Have you recently received a diagnosis of mental illness? Are you adjusting after a mental health crisis, or wrestling with past trauma that is impacting your ability to live the life you want to lead? Whether you’re navigating a new path, struggling with relationships, or looking to develop coping skills for lifelong chronic illness, my goal is to serve as a partner in your journey. I believe in the connection between our past experiences and the way we operate in our present environment. I strive to help clients understand how their physical body and mental health are linked!
(855) 629-2317 View (855) 629-2317
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Maisha-Atrice Ayodele
Counselor, LGPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20011
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients who seek a blend of structured treatment and nuanced exploration. Structured treatment is goal-focused and efficient, addressing specific issues. Nuanced exploration involves an in-depth review of life’s ups and downs and emotional processing for the purpose of long-term insights. My clients present with a range of issues including anxiety, trauma, major depressive disorder, and Bipolar II. These folks have a desire for highly effective, creative interventions and coping skills within a holistic framework. Examples include journaling, mirror work, Progressive Counting, meditation, and EFT tapping.
I work with clients who seek a blend of structured treatment and nuanced exploration. Structured treatment is goal-focused and efficient, addressing specific issues. Nuanced exploration involves an in-depth review of life’s ups and downs and emotional processing for the purpose of long-term insights. My clients present with a range of issues including anxiety, trauma, major depressive disorder, and Bipolar II. These folks have a desire for highly effective, creative interventions and coping skills within a holistic framework. Examples include journaling, mirror work, Progressive Counting, meditation, and EFT tapping.
(844) 461-1563 View (844) 461-1563
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Niya Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Anxiety underlies most behaviors and life decisions. I specialize in working with individuals contending with anxiety, job stress, burnout, depression, and life transitions. I use techniques and interventions from a variety of person centered, emotion-focused, and mind-body therapies to increase my clients resiliency and ability to cope with life's challenges. I help clients find meaning and purpose in their daily lives and assist them in identifying and meeting personal goals.
Anxiety underlies most behaviors and life decisions. I specialize in working with individuals contending with anxiety, job stress, burnout, depression, and life transitions. I use techniques and interventions from a variety of person centered, emotion-focused, and mind-body therapies to increase my clients resiliency and ability to cope with life's challenges. I help clients find meaning and purpose in their daily lives and assist them in identifying and meeting personal goals.
(202) 499-6568 View (202) 499-6568
Photo of Lori Shapiro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Lori Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, lCISWC, AASECT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
HeartWerq Lori Shapiro, LICSW Senior Clinician Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Therapist, Marriage and Couples Therapist (She/Her) Lori Shapiro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience. Her practice focuses on working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues, including couples counseling, sex therapy, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender identity support, as well as unique individual challenges. Lori has received degrees from Florida Atlantic University and Barry University (Master’s in Social Work) and also has a certification in sex therapy f
HeartWerq Lori Shapiro, LICSW Senior Clinician Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Therapist, Marriage and Couples Therapist (She/Her) Lori Shapiro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience. Her practice focuses on working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues, including couples counseling, sex therapy, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender identity support, as well as unique individual challenges. Lori has received degrees from Florida Atlantic University and Barry University (Master’s in Social Work) and also has a certification in sex therapy f
(240) 669-2573 View (240) 669-2573
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Healing Through Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients in DC and Virginia! My name is Raquel Cherry and I am a virtual therapist who specializes in working with women who want it all but need help understanding how to "have it all" without losing herself in the process. In life, we can experience many highs and there can also be some lows. The stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm related to; parenting, intergenerational and vicarious trauma, burnout, relationship, breakdowns, women's issues, family conflict, enduring life transitions etc. are areas that a lot of people struggle to work through. You can feel fulfilled in all aspects of your life!
Now Accepting New Clients in DC and Virginia! My name is Raquel Cherry and I am a virtual therapist who specializes in working with women who want it all but need help understanding how to "have it all" without losing herself in the process. In life, we can experience many highs and there can also be some lows. The stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm related to; parenting, intergenerational and vicarious trauma, burnout, relationship, breakdowns, women's issues, family conflict, enduring life transitions etc. are areas that a lot of people struggle to work through. You can feel fulfilled in all aspects of your life!
(202) 900-5280 View (202) 900-5280
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 Tim Van Den Broek, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Tim Van Den Broek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSc
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
My main goal as a counselor is to provide you with the emotional support you need while helping you regain full self-reliance. I will devote time and energy in understanding you in the context of your relationships, your character and the psychological distress you are experiencing. Through a transparent and collaborative approach I will help you set treatment goals, take the first steps toward change and work towards establishing a long-term improvement of your quality of life. By focusing on psychoeducation and relapse prevention I will help you acquire new skills and knowledge that will make you more resilient in the future.
My main goal as a counselor is to provide you with the emotional support you need while helping you regain full self-reliance. I will devote time and energy in understanding you in the context of your relationships, your character and the psychological distress you are experiencing. Through a transparent and collaborative approach I will help you set treatment goals, take the first steps toward change and work towards establishing a long-term improvement of your quality of life. By focusing on psychoeducation and relapse prevention I will help you acquire new skills and knowledge that will make you more resilient in the future.
(202) 952-1074 View (202) 952-1074
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Erika Philip
Counselor, LGPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20020
As a clinical therapist trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with 25 years in the global trauma sector and 9 years of therapeutic practice, I am deeply committed to aiding clients who are engaged, earnest, and genuine. My expertise lies in addressing issues such as trauma, vicarious trauma, and fostering work-life balance, with a focus on enhancing long-term mental health through EMDR. My professional journey, richly interwoven with global experiences, has provided me with a keen understanding of both the rewards and challenges faced by "helpful professionals".
As a clinical therapist trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with 25 years in the global trauma sector and 9 years of therapeutic practice, I am deeply committed to aiding clients who are engaged, earnest, and genuine. My expertise lies in addressing issues such as trauma, vicarious trauma, and fostering work-life balance, with a focus on enhancing long-term mental health through EMDR. My professional journey, richly interwoven with global experiences, has provided me with a keen understanding of both the rewards and challenges faced by "helpful professionals".
(202) 759-8649 View (202) 759-8649
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Allie L Swanson
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor under the direct supervision of Jamaal A. Crone MAR, M.Ed., LPC at The Crone Esquivel Group, LLC. Change begins by creating awareness and understanding. Sometimes life experiences leave us lost and confused. My role is to act as a flashlight to illuminate your journey towards a more meaningful life. Email Inquiries preferred!
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor under the direct supervision of Jamaal A. Crone MAR, M.Ed., LPC at The Crone Esquivel Group, LLC. Change begins by creating awareness and understanding. Sometimes life experiences leave us lost and confused. My role is to act as a flashlight to illuminate your journey towards a more meaningful life. Email Inquiries preferred!
(202) 804-8422 View (202) 804-8422
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Linda P Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my practice. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about what's troubling you, while you get a sense of what it will be like working with me. After an assessment of 1 or 2 sessions, we will arrive at an initial understanding of your situation and the issues and/or symptoms you'd like to address. We'll look at treatment options and agree on a plan, which may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), insight-oriented psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, or couples therapy, as indicated by your particular problem.
Welcome to my practice. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about what's troubling you, while you get a sense of what it will be like working with me. After an assessment of 1 or 2 sessions, we will arrive at an initial understanding of your situation and the issues and/or symptoms you'd like to address. We'll look at treatment options and agree on a plan, which may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), insight-oriented psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, or couples therapy, as indicated by your particular problem.
(202) 609-7469 View (202) 609-7469
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Dr. Amy Sproul
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
I bring a nonjudgemental, warm presence to therapy, helping you to move through suffering and heal from difficult experiences. I strongly believe that each of us is capable of more than just “getting by,” even if we sometimes struggle to access a sense of wholeness, contentment, or connection in life. Allowing ourselves to hope for a better experience, a better life, takes courage. However, I firmly believe that every human has the innate capacity to move through anxiety, depression, trauma, and dis-ease into spaces of freedom and joy.
I bring a nonjudgemental, warm presence to therapy, helping you to move through suffering and heal from difficult experiences. I strongly believe that each of us is capable of more than just “getting by,” even if we sometimes struggle to access a sense of wholeness, contentment, or connection in life. Allowing ourselves to hope for a better experience, a better life, takes courage. However, I firmly believe that every human has the innate capacity to move through anxiety, depression, trauma, and dis-ease into spaces of freedom and joy.
(202) 318-8935 View (202) 318-8935
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Susan Fago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Are you a bundle of nerves? Do you often feel anxious or unsettled? Would you like to feel more present and engaged? For over thirty years I have been helping people learn to feel more comfortable being in their own skin and to deal with life's uncertainties and challenges. Together we will explore how your experiences have affected various aspects of your life so that you can begin to feel more calm, have more clarity and experience more joy and vitality.
Are you a bundle of nerves? Do you often feel anxious or unsettled? Would you like to feel more present and engaged? For over thirty years I have been helping people learn to feel more comfortable being in their own skin and to deal with life's uncertainties and challenges. Together we will explore how your experiences have affected various aspects of your life so that you can begin to feel more calm, have more clarity and experience more joy and vitality.
(202) 559-4784 View (202) 559-4784
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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

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Washington, DC

2,000+

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.