Therapists in Washington, DC

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Photo of Julie Ceigler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Julie Ceigler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
When was the last time you felt truly heard? Life can feel as though you're stuck in a maze without a map or sense of purpose. You may feel broken, alone, or depressed, but you're not. I've successfully helped clients work through life's challenges, learn effective coping skills, and view the present and future in a realistic, positive way. I've also helped clients with chronic illness maximize their quality of life and reach their goals, such as returning to work or school, or being a better parent or spouse. We'll set up a plan that meets your current needs, then empower you to reach your goals, together.
When was the last time you felt truly heard? Life can feel as though you're stuck in a maze without a map or sense of purpose. You may feel broken, alone, or depressed, but you're not. I've successfully helped clients work through life's challenges, learn effective coping skills, and view the present and future in a realistic, positive way. I've also helped clients with chronic illness maximize their quality of life and reach their goals, such as returning to work or school, or being a better parent or spouse. We'll set up a plan that meets your current needs, then empower you to reach your goals, together.
(202) 221-4084 View (202) 221-4084
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Anthony Hain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Everyone faces challenges along the journey. While you are the ultimate expert of your life, it is often valuable to have a trusted guide to help explore and navigate bumps in the road, internal and external conflicts and relationship issues. As a clinician, I have experience with a wide range of presenting concerns from stress and anxiety to serious mental illness. I specialize in psychotherapy with young adults, adults and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, human sexuality and relationship issues.
Everyone faces challenges along the journey. While you are the ultimate expert of your life, it is often valuable to have a trusted guide to help explore and navigate bumps in the road, internal and external conflicts and relationship issues. As a clinician, I have experience with a wide range of presenting concerns from stress and anxiety to serious mental illness. I specialize in psychotherapy with young adults, adults and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, human sexuality and relationship issues.
(202) 335-7523 View (202) 335-7523
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Monique Moore
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Washington, DC 20010
I genuinely enjoy being able to help individuals achieve real and observable changes in their lives. At some point in life, most of us encounter personal roadblocks that undermine growth and create stress and unhappiness. Through my work I help people facing a wide a variety of difficulties at all levels of severity to achieve more happy and fulfilling lives. While I enjoy working with all individuals, I also have specialized experience in counseling active and veteran military service members, trauma survivors, and women.
I genuinely enjoy being able to help individuals achieve real and observable changes in their lives. At some point in life, most of us encounter personal roadblocks that undermine growth and create stress and unhappiness. Through my work I help people facing a wide a variety of difficulties at all levels of severity to achieve more happy and fulfilling lives. While I enjoy working with all individuals, I also have specialized experience in counseling active and veteran military service members, trauma survivors, and women.
(202) 919-7230 View (202) 919-7230
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Mili Tilahun
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I am a bilingual therapist in English and Amheric with over 13 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in individual and group counseling settings. I have worked with a diverse population of ethnic minorities including Ethiopians. I specialize in depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, self-esteem, substance use and addiction, pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, life transitions and stress, and grief and loss.
I am a bilingual therapist in English and Amheric with over 13 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in individual and group counseling settings. I have worked with a diverse population of ethnic minorities including Ethiopians. I specialize in depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, self-esteem, substance use and addiction, pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, life transitions and stress, and grief and loss.
(202) 931-7997 View (202) 931-7997
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Cheryl Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Does it feel like you are surrounded by darkness? Perhaps you've experienced the death of someone close to you. Or perhaps you're facing a life-threatening illness, or anxiety is keeping you stuck in an unsatisfying lifestyle. My goal is to help you find peace and purpose in every possible life transition and challenge. I want to work with you to uncover any negative patterns that may be getting in the way of your best life. Together, we will develop and implement a plan that will allow you to achieve your goals. A rich, full, satisfying life is possible. We can get there together.
Does it feel like you are surrounded by darkness? Perhaps you've experienced the death of someone close to you. Or perhaps you're facing a life-threatening illness, or anxiety is keeping you stuck in an unsatisfying lifestyle. My goal is to help you find peace and purpose in every possible life transition and challenge. I want to work with you to uncover any negative patterns that may be getting in the way of your best life. Together, we will develop and implement a plan that will allow you to achieve your goals. A rich, full, satisfying life is possible. We can get there together.
(202) 929-0440 View (202) 929-0440
Photo of Ron Del Moro, Counselor in Washington, DC
Ron Del Moro
Counselor, PhD, EdS, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20007
My objectives in therapy are safety and growth. We will work together to discover what is needed to create the life and relationships you want. Together, we discuss what is needed for you to thrive (and what gets in the way). I am honest and direct in my work. I am a highly empathetic, interactive, personal, and dynamic therapist who can equally support and challenge when needed. I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families with relationship issues, connections (with self and others), anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger, communication, impostor syndrome, and mindfulness.
My objectives in therapy are safety and growth. We will work together to discover what is needed to create the life and relationships you want. Together, we discuss what is needed for you to thrive (and what gets in the way). I am honest and direct in my work. I am a highly empathetic, interactive, personal, and dynamic therapist who can equally support and challenge when needed. I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families with relationship issues, connections (with self and others), anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger, communication, impostor syndrome, and mindfulness.
(202) 729-9286 View (202) 729-9286
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Dr. Alan J. Lipman
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified
Washington, DC 20007
With 25 years experience, Dr. Lipman is a national leader specializing in marriage, individual, & couples therapy. As professor at Georgetown, in positions at Yale Psychiatric Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lipman led National Panels initiated at the White House, was named Expert Task Force member to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and serves as Expert On-Air consultant for CNN, BBC, MSNBC, & many more. Specialties: Marriage and Couples Therapy, Communication Issues, Stress, Depression, Anxiety. Also treats attorneys with work and relationship issues, and was awarded the J.D. from Georgetown Law.
With 25 years experience, Dr. Lipman is a national leader specializing in marriage, individual, & couples therapy. As professor at Georgetown, in positions at Yale Psychiatric Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lipman led National Panels initiated at the White House, was named Expert Task Force member to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and serves as Expert On-Air consultant for CNN, BBC, MSNBC, & many more. Specialties: Marriage and Couples Therapy, Communication Issues, Stress, Depression, Anxiety. Also treats attorneys with work and relationship issues, and was awarded the J.D. from Georgetown Law.
(202) 609-8614 View (202) 609-8614
Photo of David A Ross, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
David A Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in DC, and my main areas of expertise are adults with substance use, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I'm great at listening, problem solving, stress-reduction techniques, creative writing, and cooking. I tend to utilize a combination of approaches, including psychodynamic, CBT, and holistic practices. Therapy is different for everyone, and I will work with you to find what works best for you and your goals. I can help you achieve your goals if you know what they are, and I can help you find your goals if you don't.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in DC, and my main areas of expertise are adults with substance use, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I'm great at listening, problem solving, stress-reduction techniques, creative writing, and cooking. I tend to utilize a combination of approaches, including psychodynamic, CBT, and holistic practices. Therapy is different for everyone, and I will work with you to find what works best for you and your goals. I can help you achieve your goals if you know what they are, and I can help you find your goals if you don't.
(855) 691-6012 View (855) 691-6012
Photo of Anthony Nogueira, Counselor in Washington, DC
Anthony Nogueira
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Washington, DC 20036
I have an extensive background in mental health, having worked with a variety of populations including college students, young professionals, older adults, and low-income/in-need individuals. I have helped clients address concerns relating to depression, grief, anxiety, substance use, men's issues, and trauma. Throughout my work, I maintain the belief that each individual has the potential to become "better than they are now" through personal growth, acceptance, and capability of self-choice. As the counselor, my role is to help facilitate this change, whether through discussion or listening ear, and I view each client holistically.
I have an extensive background in mental health, having worked with a variety of populations including college students, young professionals, older adults, and low-income/in-need individuals. I have helped clients address concerns relating to depression, grief, anxiety, substance use, men's issues, and trauma. Throughout my work, I maintain the belief that each individual has the potential to become "better than they are now" through personal growth, acceptance, and capability of self-choice. As the counselor, my role is to help facilitate this change, whether through discussion or listening ear, and I view each client holistically.
(202) 644-8904 View (202) 644-8904
Photo of Kyle T Collins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Kyle T Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
Kyle T. Collins is the Owner & Clinical Director of HeartWerq. Kyle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor focused on working with members of the LGBTQ+, polyamorous, kink, and BDSM communities. Kyle’s practice focuses on working with individuals, couples, and families on issues related to relationship difficulties and/or sexual difficulties, including issues related to trauma, anxiety, illness or disability, interpersonal boundaries, and many other stressors.
Kyle T. Collins is the Owner & Clinical Director of HeartWerq. Kyle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor focused on working with members of the LGBTQ+, polyamorous, kink, and BDSM communities. Kyle’s practice focuses on working with individuals, couples, and families on issues related to relationship difficulties and/or sexual difficulties, including issues related to trauma, anxiety, illness or disability, interpersonal boundaries, and many other stressors.
(301) 234-7916 View (301) 234-7916
Photo of Imani Carter, Pre-Licensed Professional in Washington, DC
Imani Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Bowie state University graduate (2019) and Pre licensed professional serving clients in DC area by virtual appointment for your convenience . Currently under supervision at Vision ,Hope and Healing LLC . a black owned virtual private therapeutic practice e specializing in helping you become the best you. If you are ready for change and growth ,emotional regulation and sound intervention you have come to the right place. No WAIT LIST .
Bowie state University graduate (2019) and Pre licensed professional serving clients in DC area by virtual appointment for your convenience . Currently under supervision at Vision ,Hope and Healing LLC . a black owned virtual private therapeutic practice e specializing in helping you become the best you. If you are ready for change and growth ,emotional regulation and sound intervention you have come to the right place. No WAIT LIST .
(202) 933-6407 View (202) 933-6407
Photo of Nuha Abudabbeh, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Nuha Abudabbeh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I have a lengthy experience treating patients with serious mental illnesses and also with patients who have been involved with the criminal justice system and immigration issues. I speak several dialects of the Arabic language and have extensive experience with Americans of a variety of backgrounds. I use multicultural approaches to compliment different therapeutic interventions.My additional lengthy experience working with different Arab Americans as well as Muslim Americans puts me in a unique position to offer specialized services to these two populations.
I have a lengthy experience treating patients with serious mental illnesses and also with patients who have been involved with the criminal justice system and immigration issues. I speak several dialects of the Arabic language and have extensive experience with Americans of a variety of backgrounds. I use multicultural approaches to compliment different therapeutic interventions.My additional lengthy experience working with different Arab Americans as well as Muslim Americans puts me in a unique position to offer specialized services to these two populations.
(202) 509-0592 View (202) 509-0592
Photo of Jennifer A. Tollefson, Psychologist in Washington, DC
Jennifer A. Tollefson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and older adolescents in the Washington, DC area. I tend to work with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties, struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression, or processing life transitions, trauma, or loss. When working with adolescents, I also hold sessions with parents so that they can better understand their child and be supportive of their growth. I welcome individuals of all backgrounds and identities and strive to be culturally sensitive in my work as a therapist.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults and older adolescents in the Washington, DC area. I tend to work with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties, struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression, or processing life transitions, trauma, or loss. When working with adolescents, I also hold sessions with parents so that they can better understand their child and be supportive of their growth. I welcome individuals of all backgrounds and identities and strive to be culturally sensitive in my work as a therapist.
(202) 933-1199 View (202) 933-1199
Photo of Tim Martin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Tim Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSAT, CMAT, CPTT, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Sexual behavior that's out of control? Porn addiction? Infidelity? Substance addiction? Trauma? I'll help you find healing and recovery. I also work with sexuality issues, PTSD (EMDR), depression and anxiety. More than just endless chatter that goes nowhere. I use multiple evidence-based mental health treatments combined with genuine compassion and care so that my clients feel better sooner. If they're open to it, I often give my clients specific handouts or homework to do during the week. I don't believe in forcing the client to do something that isn't working. I begin where you are.
Sexual behavior that's out of control? Porn addiction? Infidelity? Substance addiction? Trauma? I'll help you find healing and recovery. I also work with sexuality issues, PTSD (EMDR), depression and anxiety. More than just endless chatter that goes nowhere. I use multiple evidence-based mental health treatments combined with genuine compassion and care so that my clients feel better sooner. If they're open to it, I often give my clients specific handouts or homework to do during the week. I don't believe in forcing the client to do something that isn't working. I begin where you are.
(202) 951-8669 View (202) 951-8669
Photo of Sylvia Pauling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Sylvia Pauling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20005
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years of experience in the treatment of mental health. I have a passion for my private practice. I believe in a holistic approach where I help clients to develop a treatment plan for clinical psychotherapy that is tailored specific to the client's individual needs. My treatment includes a collaborative client-therapist approach , which emphasizes the individual's strengths and insights and is based upon a balance of body, mind and soul. The client is at the center of my work. I'm passionate about helping clients reach their treatment goals.
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years of experience in the treatment of mental health. I have a passion for my private practice. I believe in a holistic approach where I help clients to develop a treatment plan for clinical psychotherapy that is tailored specific to the client's individual needs. My treatment includes a collaborative client-therapist approach , which emphasizes the individual's strengths and insights and is based upon a balance of body, mind and soul. The client is at the center of my work. I'm passionate about helping clients reach their treatment goals.
(202) 813-1699 View (202) 813-1699
Photo of Erica Berger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Erica Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I am a clinical social worker, practicing since 1993, and have accumulated a breadth of professional experience working with children, adolescents, and adults through various stages of life. My approach is warm, engaging, collaborative and positive, with an initial goal of developing a trusting and supportive connection. Together, we will then create a treatment strategy that is tailored to you. Regardless of the approach, I strive to create a safe space that invites honesty, insight, creativity and even humor. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of therapy, I welcome the opportunity to offer my assistance.
I am a clinical social worker, practicing since 1993, and have accumulated a breadth of professional experience working with children, adolescents, and adults through various stages of life. My approach is warm, engaging, collaborative and positive, with an initial goal of developing a trusting and supportive connection. Together, we will then create a treatment strategy that is tailored to you. Regardless of the approach, I strive to create a safe space that invites honesty, insight, creativity and even humor. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of therapy, I welcome the opportunity to offer my assistance.
(202) 499-7341 View (202) 499-7341
Photo of Megan Nemeth, Counselor in Washington, DC
Megan Nemeth
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20008  (Online Only)
Beyond fear, there is freedom from your eating disorder. Living with an eating disorder is a burden you no longer need to carry on your own. Together, we can work to find freedom from the grasp of the eating disorder, to find joy out of moments around food and relationships, to gain body neutrality. Let’s take the first step to reintroducing yourself, to YOU again. I operate from a Health at Every Size and Anti-Diet approach and treat all eating disorders or disordered eating along with body image and self-esteem issues.
Beyond fear, there is freedom from your eating disorder. Living with an eating disorder is a burden you no longer need to carry on your own. Together, we can work to find freedom from the grasp of the eating disorder, to find joy out of moments around food and relationships, to gain body neutrality. Let’s take the first step to reintroducing yourself, to YOU again. I operate from a Health at Every Size and Anti-Diet approach and treat all eating disorders or disordered eating along with body image and self-esteem issues.
(202) 791-4286 View (202) 791-4286
Photo of Molly Boehm, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Molly Boehm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Ready for less surviving and more flourishing? Less chaos and more ease? You feel like a hot mess, pouring so much energy into getting by. You want success at school or work, better connections with your partner, friends, and family, and a satisfying sex life. You wish you could have more fun. But past failures, disappointments, heartbreak, or regrets keep haunting you. It feels like the pandemic reinforced these mental and emotional shackles.
Ready for less surviving and more flourishing? Less chaos and more ease? You feel like a hot mess, pouring so much energy into getting by. You want success at school or work, better connections with your partner, friends, and family, and a satisfying sex life. You wish you could have more fun. But past failures, disappointments, heartbreak, or regrets keep haunting you. It feels like the pandemic reinforced these mental and emotional shackles.
(571) 474-9416 View (571) 474-9416
Photo of Alexandra Friedman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Alexandra Friedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Alex and I am an Online Therapist. I meet with clients via Zoom or my secure patient portal on Simple Practice for Individual Therapy and Diagnostic Assessments, allowing you to work with me without having to leave your home. It is my intention to help you develop a heightened sense of your own worth and ability to better manage feelings of distress and difficult life-challenges. I will support you in uncovering your inner strength with genuine kindness and compassion. Online Therapy is convenient, effective, and empowering.
Hi! I’m Alex and I am an Online Therapist. I meet with clients via Zoom or my secure patient portal on Simple Practice for Individual Therapy and Diagnostic Assessments, allowing you to work with me without having to leave your home. It is my intention to help you develop a heightened sense of your own worth and ability to better manage feelings of distress and difficult life-challenges. I will support you in uncovering your inner strength with genuine kindness and compassion. Online Therapy is convenient, effective, and empowering.
(202) 849-7704 View (202) 849-7704
Photo of Katie Alderdice, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Katie Alderdice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) in the District of Columbia. I have extensive experience working with children and teenagers ages 5-18, as well as adults. I have worked with individuals who experience ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, anger outbursts, and stage of life transitions. I also have experience working with families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, ineffective communication styles and trauma.
I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) in the District of Columbia. I have extensive experience working with children and teenagers ages 5-18, as well as adults. I have worked with individuals who experience ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, anger outbursts, and stage of life transitions. I also have experience working with families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, ineffective communication styles and trauma.
(202) 946-4217 View (202) 946-4217

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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
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% CareFirst
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Washington, DC see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% 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.