Therapists in Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC

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Cristiano Santostefano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
You're looking to untie emotional knots that complicate fulfilling relationships and developing confidence. In treatment, we'll work together to uncover core emotional issues, learning techniques that foster insight about how these issues affect you, both in the past and present. I believe these insights can support you to make meaningful changes.
You're looking to untie emotional knots that complicate fulfilling relationships and developing confidence. In treatment, we'll work together to uncover core emotional issues, learning techniques that foster insight about how these issues affect you, both in the past and present. I believe these insights can support you to make meaningful changes.
(202) 839-9827 View (202) 839-9827
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Jackie Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSWC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
I believe all people have the power and strength to overcome challenges and achieve balance and fulfillment, we just may need some help getting there. We all have blind spots and obstacles in our lives, and a warm, understanding, and non-biased perspective can be immensely helpful. Therapy can be a powerful tool in relieving distress, learning about oneself, and living a more fulfilled life. My practice style is warm and inviting-I prioritize building strong therapeutic connections and truly enjoy getting to know my clients. Clients have described me as genuine, transparent, supportive, and that I have a good sense of humor.
I believe all people have the power and strength to overcome challenges and achieve balance and fulfillment, we just may need some help getting there. We all have blind spots and obstacles in our lives, and a warm, understanding, and non-biased perspective can be immensely helpful. Therapy can be a powerful tool in relieving distress, learning about oneself, and living a more fulfilled life. My practice style is warm and inviting-I prioritize building strong therapeutic connections and truly enjoy getting to know my clients. Clients have described me as genuine, transparent, supportive, and that I have a good sense of humor.
(202) 932-0925 View (202) 932-0925
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Andrea Valletta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not taking new clients at this time. Making the decision to seek therapy is a strength-based step toward creating the life you want. Sometimes we hold on to old patterns that might have helped us in the past, but those patterns no longer serve us. If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or want to learn new coping skills, our work together can identify thoughts that just aren't helpful and we'll work towards finding healthier thought patterns. Then we'll work on building resources that will help you maintain positive changes.
Not taking new clients at this time. Making the decision to seek therapy is a strength-based step toward creating the life you want. Sometimes we hold on to old patterns that might have helped us in the past, but those patterns no longer serve us. If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or want to learn new coping skills, our work together can identify thoughts that just aren't helpful and we'll work towards finding healthier thought patterns. Then we'll work on building resources that will help you maintain positive changes.
(919) 634-6281 View (919) 634-6281
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Lindsay Tiell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
I believe connection has a transformative power, allowing us to feel heard and understood as we navigate life. Using the power of relationships, it is my privilege to join clients on their personal journeys of looking within, which can lead to growth and healing. I create a safe space for my clients in which they are able to develop the insights and skills needed to enhance feelings of joy, self-compassion, and confidence. As a licensed therapist in the DC metro area, I work with teens, adults, parents, and women in the perinatal and postpartum period - offering a highly individualized approach during every stage.
I believe connection has a transformative power, allowing us to feel heard and understood as we navigate life. Using the power of relationships, it is my privilege to join clients on their personal journeys of looking within, which can lead to growth and healing. I create a safe space for my clients in which they are able to develop the insights and skills needed to enhance feelings of joy, self-compassion, and confidence. As a licensed therapist in the DC metro area, I work with teens, adults, parents, and women in the perinatal and postpartum period - offering a highly individualized approach during every stage.
(202) 796-7046 View (202) 796-7046
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Wilfried Ver Eecke
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have treated patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment problems. I like to work with the hidden strengths of patients. I am trained to do counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups. I am a Lacanian psychoanalyst and can provide psychoanalysis. I worked together with Palle Villemoes, MD, (Sweden), who developed a psychotherapeutic method to help patients with schizophrenia, borderline personality and fibromyalgia and I can provide effective talk therapy for such patients.
I have treated patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment problems. I like to work with the hidden strengths of patients. I am trained to do counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups. I am a Lacanian psychoanalyst and can provide psychoanalysis. I worked together with Palle Villemoes, MD, (Sweden), who developed a psychotherapeutic method to help patients with schizophrenia, borderline personality and fibromyalgia and I can provide effective talk therapy for such patients.
(202) 803-8633 View (202) 803-8633
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Marilyn Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
Not accepting new clients
For over 40 years, I've helped people face their most difficult challenges with insight and empathy. I believe strongly that your courage to seek my help should be met with warmth, respect, and understanding. Our work starts with who you are and who you might want to be, with the therapy tailored to your unique strengths and needs. You'll find my style engaging and honest, with elements of coaching, mentoring and a lot of feedback. Humor is my hallmark, too, because it not only enlivens the work, but also often leads to creative solutions.
For over 40 years, I've helped people face their most difficult challenges with insight and empathy. I believe strongly that your courage to seek my help should be met with warmth, respect, and understanding. Our work starts with who you are and who you might want to be, with the therapy tailored to your unique strengths and needs. You'll find my style engaging and honest, with elements of coaching, mentoring and a lot of feedback. Humor is my hallmark, too, because it not only enlivens the work, but also often leads to creative solutions.
(202) 681-5961 View (202) 681-5961
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Sarah Laughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
Not accepting new clients
Choosing a therapist is a vulnerable process. How do I know if this person will hear me, see me, understand me? How do I know exactly what I am looking for in a therapist? These are questions many of us ask as we search for a good fit. I lead with curiosity and compassion as I work with clients navigating transitions, grief, loss, relationship issues, caregiving, what it means to grow older in this culture and other challenging life situations.
Choosing a therapist is a vulnerable process. How do I know if this person will hear me, see me, understand me? How do I know exactly what I am looking for in a therapist? These are questions many of us ask as we search for a good fit. I lead with curiosity and compassion as I work with clients navigating transitions, grief, loss, relationship issues, caregiving, what it means to grow older in this culture and other challenging life situations.
(202) 800-1736 View (202) 800-1736
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Steve Donovan
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20007
Real Men. Real Addiction Help. Real Talk Therapy. How does addiction work? How do I counteract it? What is behind my addictive behavior? In addiction recovery since 2006 and professionally helping others since 2011 to realize their own recovery, I am uniquely positioned to help you with your struggles with addictive substances and behaviors. Let’s start right now. Today your life changes from suffering to success.
Real Men. Real Addiction Help. Real Talk Therapy. How does addiction work? How do I counteract it? What is behind my addictive behavior? In addiction recovery since 2006 and professionally helping others since 2011 to realize their own recovery, I am uniquely positioned to help you with your struggles with addictive substances and behaviors. Let’s start right now. Today your life changes from suffering to success.
(202) 793-8057 View (202) 793-8057
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Mary Eccles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
I work primarily with young adults, adults, and couples who experience difficulties in relationships or struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, infidelity, infertility, pregnancy loss, or physical illness. Transitions at various times in life can become overwhelming. I am interested in helping people find their way forward, often identifying aspirations and choices which may be difficult to recognize when they are feeling worried or alone. In my private practice, psychotherapy sessions will usually be on a weekly basis.
I work primarily with young adults, adults, and couples who experience difficulties in relationships or struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, infidelity, infertility, pregnancy loss, or physical illness. Transitions at various times in life can become overwhelming. I am interested in helping people find their way forward, often identifying aspirations and choices which may be difficult to recognize when they are feeling worried or alone. In my private practice, psychotherapy sessions will usually be on a weekly basis.
(240) 348-6273 View (240) 348-6273
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Emily Hamberger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdM , LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
Are you struggling to have a healthy relationship with yourself or with others? Does it often feel like happiness comes more easily to other people than it does to you? Or that somewhere along the way, you stumbled or lost your way, and are fighting to find it again? Let me assure you that you deserve and are capable of joy and growth. My work has shown me that happiness does not mean feeling "good" all the time, but rather being strong enough to tolerate all that life throws at us. Maybe you have been thrown an awful lot.
Are you struggling to have a healthy relationship with yourself or with others? Does it often feel like happiness comes more easily to other people than it does to you? Or that somewhere along the way, you stumbled or lost your way, and are fighting to find it again? Let me assure you that you deserve and are capable of joy and growth. My work has shown me that happiness does not mean feeling "good" all the time, but rather being strong enough to tolerate all that life throws at us. Maybe you have been thrown an awful lot.
(202) 335-3128 View (202) 335-3128
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LaMesha McKenzie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
LaMesha’s approach to therapy is “person centered” as she aims to meet the client “where they are”. She considers the therapeutic relationship essential as she evaluates each person within the context of their environment and provides practical feedback to help effectively address their personal life challenges. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: stress management, anxiety/depression, personal growth, and effective communication strategies while utilizing as needed,Trauma Focused Solutions, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, and Crisis Interventions and more. LaMesha is also licensed in DC and Alabama!
LaMesha’s approach to therapy is “person centered” as she aims to meet the client “where they are”. She considers the therapeutic relationship essential as she evaluates each person within the context of their environment and provides practical feedback to help effectively address their personal life challenges. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: stress management, anxiety/depression, personal growth, and effective communication strategies while utilizing as needed,Trauma Focused Solutions, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, and Crisis Interventions and more. LaMesha is also licensed in DC and Alabama!
(202) 499-4007 View (202) 499-4007
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Monica Hammock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
I foster a caring and nurturing approach, utilizing a strengths-based perspective, which allows for personal strengths to aid in recovery & empowerment of each individual. As a result, treatment promotes hope through exploration of precedent successes - serving as the foundation for growth and change. With neurofeedback, the brain relaxes, calming fear and reactivity. This interrupts emotionally based patterns of reactivity in the brain faster than we are consciously aware of them. By incorporating neurofeedback into the psychotherapy session, clients see results faster than psychotherapy alone. My clinical services are designed to provide insight, learning opportunities, & encourage commitment to life improvements.
I foster a caring and nurturing approach, utilizing a strengths-based perspective, which allows for personal strengths to aid in recovery & empowerment of each individual. As a result, treatment promotes hope through exploration of precedent successes - serving as the foundation for growth and change. With neurofeedback, the brain relaxes, calming fear and reactivity. This interrupts emotionally based patterns of reactivity in the brain faster than we are consciously aware of them. By incorporating neurofeedback into the psychotherapy session, clients see results faster than psychotherapy alone. My clinical services are designed to provide insight, learning opportunities, & encourage commitment to life improvements.
(202) 759-8307 View (202) 759-8307
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Kirsten Chadwick
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
I specialize in working with depression, interpersonal relationships, parenting concerns, the motherhood transition, college transitions, loss and grief. I help clients think through strategies to enable them to better navigate transitions and the difficult circumstances they encounter. I also work with individuals to identify and interrupt patterns that are preventing them from succeeding, building and maintaining satisfying relationships and experiencing happiness. It is my experience that working hard in therapy, with honesty and openness, can lead to lower stress, better relationships and rewarding changes in your life.
I specialize in working with depression, interpersonal relationships, parenting concerns, the motherhood transition, college transitions, loss and grief. I help clients think through strategies to enable them to better navigate transitions and the difficult circumstances they encounter. I also work with individuals to identify and interrupt patterns that are preventing them from succeeding, building and maintaining satisfying relationships and experiencing happiness. It is my experience that working hard in therapy, with honesty and openness, can lead to lower stress, better relationships and rewarding changes in your life.
(202) 643-7901 View (202) 643-7901
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Teresa E. Doniger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
I have been working with young to mid career professionals since 2012. Since then, I have become a therapist that Gen X, Y, and Z clients seek out to address various types of life challenges. I enjoy providing support and encouragement to people who are facing life stage transitions and change with all of the stress, anxiety, as well as the excitement that these events may bring. My training is in family therapy and I work within the frameworks of family systems, attachment theory, as well as grief/loss and living with loss.
I have been working with young to mid career professionals since 2012. Since then, I have become a therapist that Gen X, Y, and Z clients seek out to address various types of life challenges. I enjoy providing support and encouragement to people who are facing life stage transitions and change with all of the stress, anxiety, as well as the excitement that these events may bring. My training is in family therapy and I work within the frameworks of family systems, attachment theory, as well as grief/loss and living with loss.
(202) 335-7347 View (202) 335-7347
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Laura J Winton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
"Lives, hopes and dreams can be actualized." My approach is open minded and non-judgmental, embracing individuality and strength while assisting the development of understanding and acceptance. In my 33 years of experience providing psychotherapy, I have developed expertise in individualized treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use and trauma. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Working with young adults and adults, I offer individualized specialized therapy. Treatment offered targets understanding and management of emotions, surviving and managing crisis, being present and mindful, interpersonal effectiveness, and learning to think and behave in ways that enhance life and building a better future.
"Lives, hopes and dreams can be actualized." My approach is open minded and non-judgmental, embracing individuality and strength while assisting the development of understanding and acceptance. In my 33 years of experience providing psychotherapy, I have developed expertise in individualized treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use and trauma. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Working with young adults and adults, I offer individualized specialized therapy. Treatment offered targets understanding and management of emotions, surviving and managing crisis, being present and mindful, interpersonal effectiveness, and learning to think and behave in ways that enhance life and building a better future.
(301) 804-2287 View (301) 804-2287
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Stacey Lenkin Saltzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
My goal is to help clients address and to cope with the complex challenges they face in their lives. These challenges include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, loss of a loved one, relationship problems, self esteem issues, trauma and abuse. I work efficiently and effectively to help motivated clients identify and understand what are often unconscious defenses to experiencing feelings.
My goal is to help clients address and to cope with the complex challenges they face in their lives. These challenges include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, loss of a loved one, relationship problems, self esteem issues, trauma and abuse. I work efficiently and effectively to help motivated clients identify and understand what are often unconscious defenses to experiencing feelings.
(240) 339-6121 View (240) 339-6121
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Chelsey Barrios Foster
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
I provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have expertise in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, adjustment difficulties, ADHD, emotion dysregulation, coping with health issues and chronic illness, and stress-related disorders across the lifespan. I also specialize in women’s mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I further specialize in working with college students and young adults (20's and 30's) through life transitions and identity development. In addition, I consult with parents to develop strategies to support their children, and enact lasting change in the home.
I provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have expertise in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, adjustment difficulties, ADHD, emotion dysregulation, coping with health issues and chronic illness, and stress-related disorders across the lifespan. I also specialize in women’s mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I further specialize in working with college students and young adults (20's and 30's) through life transitions and identity development. In addition, I consult with parents to develop strategies to support their children, and enact lasting change in the home.
(202) 937-2621 View (202) 937-2621
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Jacquelyn LaRusso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
My goal as a therapist is to help clients embrace their authentic selves, foster meaningful relationships, and improve their quality of life. I work to create a safe and accepting environment that values the unique personality, lifestyle, and goals of the individual. My clinical expertise includes treatment of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and self-harm behaviors.
My goal as a therapist is to help clients embrace their authentic selves, foster meaningful relationships, and improve their quality of life. I work to create a safe and accepting environment that values the unique personality, lifestyle, and goals of the individual. My clinical expertise includes treatment of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and self-harm behaviors.
(202) 417-2701 View (202) 417-2701
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Tyffany L Kidd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Thank you for visiting my profile page on Psychology Today! It takes strength and courage for you to reach out for help. You took the first step. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is National Board Certified in Counseling. I provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore challenges that are present in your life. You may be dealing with loneliness, inner-conflict, anxiety, depression, sadness, grief, anger, or other feelings that come along when dealing with life transitions and I can help you. Whatever the feelings are, I can help you with processing your emotions and guiding you through living a more authentic life. The therapeutic relationship is an opportunity for you to build the blocks you need to get through whatever problems you are encountering and envisioning and seeing hope that will help you live a more prosperous life.
Thank you for visiting my profile page on Psychology Today! It takes strength and courage for you to reach out for help. You took the first step. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is National Board Certified in Counseling. I provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore challenges that are present in your life. You may be dealing with loneliness, inner-conflict, anxiety, depression, sadness, grief, anger, or other feelings that come along when dealing with life transitions and I can help you. Whatever the feelings are, I can help you with processing your emotions and guiding you through living a more authentic life. The therapeutic relationship is an opportunity for you to build the blocks you need to get through whatever problems you are encountering and envisioning and seeing hope that will help you live a more prosperous life.
(202) 902-9698 View (202) 902-9698
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Jennifer R Grosman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016
Not accepting new clients
I believe that the therapist/client relationship is central to making progress. You have to find "the right fit" in order to feel safe. My goal is to help people increase self-awareness; understanding the positive and harmful ways that they relate to others. The potential benefits of therapy include improved mood, decreased anxiety, increased capacity to experience joy in life, improved self-esteem and better relationships. Many people struggle for a long time before deciding it's time to get help. It takes courage to try to change. If you are willing to work in therapy, change is attainable.
I believe that the therapist/client relationship is central to making progress. You have to find "the right fit" in order to feel safe. My goal is to help people increase self-awareness; understanding the positive and harmful ways that they relate to others. The potential benefits of therapy include improved mood, decreased anxiety, increased capacity to experience joy in life, improved self-esteem and better relationships. Many people struggle for a long time before deciding it's time to get help. It takes courage to try to change. If you are willing to work in therapy, change is attainable.
(202) 559-4236 View (202) 559-4236

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Number of Therapists in Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC

200+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
65% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% CareFirst
36% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Au-Tenleytown, Washington, DC see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Au-Tenleytown, Washington?

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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.