Therapists in Brentwood, Washington, DC

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Zyer Beaty
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
My name is Zyer Beaty and I help young adults, graduate students, college students, adults, and couples with their challenges with ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationships, and life transitions so that you can live a fulfilling life, unapologetically. At Dr. Z Therapy and Coaching, I believe every individual deserves to find value and meaning in their journey. With a commitment to holistic care, I’m here to help you rediscover the beauty in life’s transition admist the challenges, embrace your uniqueness, and unblock your potential.
My name is Zyer Beaty and I help young adults, graduate students, college students, adults, and couples with their challenges with ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationships, and life transitions so that you can live a fulfilling life, unapologetically. At Dr. Z Therapy and Coaching, I believe every individual deserves to find value and meaning in their journey. With a commitment to holistic care, I’m here to help you rediscover the beauty in life’s transition admist the challenges, embrace your uniqueness, and unblock your potential.
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Sophy Varghese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
Supporting, encouraging, and comforting others has been an integral part of my journey, leading me on a path to a rich and rewarding career as a clinical social worker. I am passionate about supporting individuals reach their behavioral health, relational and spiritual goals! I have a special interest in working with women who are seeking support for depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, low self-esteem, parenting, establishing healthy boundaries and navigating relationships.
Supporting, encouraging, and comforting others has been an integral part of my journey, leading me on a path to a rich and rewarding career as a clinical social worker. I am passionate about supporting individuals reach their behavioral health, relational and spiritual goals! I have a special interest in working with women who are seeking support for depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, low self-esteem, parenting, establishing healthy boundaries and navigating relationships.
(202) 918-2308 View (202) 918-2308
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Paris Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I think we can all agree that feeling stuck and directionless in life is a miserable feeling. It can also be deceiving. You might have everything “all together” on the outside, but in reality, you haven’t felt that spark in life for some time now. If you were being completely honest, how long do you think it’s been since you truly took care of your needs? If it’s been a while, you might have been putting the needs of others before your own, which means you could be in burnout territory. You deserve to feel excited about your life! You deserve to feel better than just "meh."
I think we can all agree that feeling stuck and directionless in life is a miserable feeling. It can also be deceiving. You might have everything “all together” on the outside, but in reality, you haven’t felt that spark in life for some time now. If you were being completely honest, how long do you think it’s been since you truly took care of your needs? If it’s been a while, you might have been putting the needs of others before your own, which means you could be in burnout territory. You deserve to feel excited about your life! You deserve to feel better than just "meh."
(202) 951-9237 View (202) 951-9237
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Jordan Chernikoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Are you avoiding difficult situations and people in your life? Are you "checking out" or procrastinating? Have you been overthinking or dwelling on what you could have done differently? Are you using substances to temporarily feel better? We all have different approaches to coping with stressful situations and major life changes. My ideal client is someone who is seeking to replace unhelpful coping skills with more adaptive alternatives. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can explore your experiences, develop your self-confidence, and embark on a journey of self-awareness and healing.
Are you avoiding difficult situations and people in your life? Are you "checking out" or procrastinating? Have you been overthinking or dwelling on what you could have done differently? Are you using substances to temporarily feel better? We all have different approaches to coping with stressful situations and major life changes. My ideal client is someone who is seeking to replace unhelpful coping skills with more adaptive alternatives. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can explore your experiences, develop your self-confidence, and embark on a journey of self-awareness and healing.
(301) 901-8760 View (301) 901-8760
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Shiresse M Brewington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The clients I like to focus on are people that have challenges with executive functioning, anxiety and depression. I want to help people to identify the past challenges or traumatic experiences that could be causing disruption in their lives, so that they can address it because awareness of the origin of an issue is half the battle. A lot of the habits that we do are signs and symptoms of adverse experiences that worked in one point of our lives, but now could be problematic. My goal is to provide a safe space for openness and expression to be heard while I guide you to your goal of being healed using a trauma informed approach.
The clients I like to focus on are people that have challenges with executive functioning, anxiety and depression. I want to help people to identify the past challenges or traumatic experiences that could be causing disruption in their lives, so that they can address it because awareness of the origin of an issue is half the battle. A lot of the habits that we do are signs and symptoms of adverse experiences that worked in one point of our lives, but now could be problematic. My goal is to provide a safe space for openness and expression to be heard while I guide you to your goal of being healed using a trauma informed approach.
(202) 914-5963 View (202) 914-5963
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Amy Oberson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20018
Waitlist for new clients
I currently have limited weekday openings. I am licensed in both DC and MD and have experience working with adults, young adults, and adolescents. My counseling approach is warm, empathetic, and person-centered as I am passionate about meeting each client where they are and then collectively work to establish goals to achieve personal healing and growth. I also have experience working with women's health issues, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma. I offer support to adults as they navigate familial changes and life transitions.
I currently have limited weekday openings. I am licensed in both DC and MD and have experience working with adults, young adults, and adolescents. My counseling approach is warm, empathetic, and person-centered as I am passionate about meeting each client where they are and then collectively work to establish goals to achieve personal healing and growth. I also have experience working with women's health issues, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma. I offer support to adults as they navigate familial changes and life transitions.
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Michaela Hinson
LGSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002
Life's journey as a neurodivergent person often feels like a tightrope walk. There are so many barriers that hinder access to essential services, like education, jobs, and social inclusion. Constantly adapting to an environment that often disregards your needs can significantly impact your emotional and physical well-being, at times pushing you to the brink of burnout or shutdown. For those who are also part of the queer community, these challenges can intensify and, from time to time, give rise to a sense of isolation, as if you're navigating these obstacles all on your own.
Life's journey as a neurodivergent person often feels like a tightrope walk. There are so many barriers that hinder access to essential services, like education, jobs, and social inclusion. Constantly adapting to an environment that often disregards your needs can significantly impact your emotional and physical well-being, at times pushing you to the brink of burnout or shutdown. For those who are also part of the queer community, these challenges can intensify and, from time to time, give rise to a sense of isolation, as if you're navigating these obstacles all on your own.
(202) 914-5393 View (202) 914-5393
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Liza Brlansky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002
I am licensed in both Washington DC and Maryland and can see clients in both locations. I want for clients to have a safe and non-judgmental space to heal and explore their experiences to find meaning. My interest and experience is with queer topics and populations, trauma and trauma related disorders, substance abuse, psychosis and mood disorders.
I am licensed in both Washington DC and Maryland and can see clients in both locations. I want for clients to have a safe and non-judgmental space to heal and explore their experiences to find meaning. My interest and experience is with queer topics and populations, trauma and trauma related disorders, substance abuse, psychosis and mood disorders.
(202) 902-6592 View (202) 902-6592
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Liza McMahon-Brlansky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I want for clients to have a safe and non-judgmental space to heal and explore their experiences to find meaning. My interest and experience is with queer topics and populations, depression, anxiety, trauma and trauma related disorders, substance abuse, psychosis and mood disorders.
I want for clients to have a safe and non-judgmental space to heal and explore their experiences to find meaning. My interest and experience is with queer topics and populations, depression, anxiety, trauma and trauma related disorders, substance abuse, psychosis and mood disorders.
(202) 980-4468 View (202) 980-4468
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Amber Thornton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
Your mental health has felt unmanageable for too long and you’ve been afraid to admit it. You wish things could feel easier or more simple and it seems like things just wont improve. You’re tired of feeling ashamed and frustrated because you can’t seem to get this part your life together. You’ve finally realized that you can't continue to neglect and ignore your mental health. Not taking the steps necessary toward better mental health WILL be detrimental.
Your mental health has felt unmanageable for too long and you’ve been afraid to admit it. You wish things could feel easier or more simple and it seems like things just wont improve. You’re tired of feeling ashamed and frustrated because you can’t seem to get this part your life together. You’ve finally realized that you can't continue to neglect and ignore your mental health. Not taking the steps necessary toward better mental health WILL be detrimental.
(202) 902-9619 View (202) 902-9619
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Spiritbody Movement and Wellness Center Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20017
I am a psychotherapist in private practice. I had to establish this wellness center in response to feedback from my clients that they want a more holistic approach to their treatment. Some even asked for alternative to talk therapy. These are people who are dealing with more difficult and chronic issues like trauma history, weight loss issues, addictions issues, issues around impulse control difficulties, issues around difficulty with concentration as in ADHD, those dealing with chronic stress, and others who just want to improve their overall wellbeing and they are looking for support.
I am a psychotherapist in private practice. I had to establish this wellness center in response to feedback from my clients that they want a more holistic approach to their treatment. Some even asked for alternative to talk therapy. These are people who are dealing with more difficult and chronic issues like trauma history, weight loss issues, addictions issues, issues around impulse control difficulties, issues around difficulty with concentration as in ADHD, those dealing with chronic stress, and others who just want to improve their overall wellbeing and they are looking for support.
(202) 335-0867 View (202) 335-0867
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Larissa Godfrey-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002
Located in Union Market, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
Located in Union Market, Washington, DC, I specialize in gender and queer topics. The clients I enjoy working with the most are teens, adults, couples, and families with identities that are often seen as outside of the “typical”: transgender and gender-expansive, queer, blended families, and formerly religious. They are seeking a safe space to process challenges, practice acceptance, gain strength, and secure support, without having to explain their identity, family dynamic, or risk be criticized because of it.
(202) 301-4605 View (202) 301-4605
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Brandan Vazquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
You feel stressed, worried and at times angry as if there is a weight on your shoulders. This weight is affecting your family, friends and even your job. What you’re doing isn’t working anymore. Still you don’t think you should tell some stranger your problems, especially if they won’t get where you’re coming from or how you feel. But you want to make a change. If you are looking for a place to feel heard, someone who won’t judge you or just the relief of finally being able to share how you feel with someone who won’t look at you differently then I encourage you to take that chance. I welcome you, What’s on your mind?
You feel stressed, worried and at times angry as if there is a weight on your shoulders. This weight is affecting your family, friends and even your job. What you’re doing isn’t working anymore. Still you don’t think you should tell some stranger your problems, especially if they won’t get where you’re coming from or how you feel. But you want to make a change. If you are looking for a place to feel heard, someone who won’t judge you or just the relief of finally being able to share how you feel with someone who won’t look at you differently then I encourage you to take that chance. I welcome you, What’s on your mind?
(202) 949-6486 View (202) 949-6486
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David A Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in DC. 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. Also, I frequently have evening session availabilities.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in DC. 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. Also, I frequently have evening session availabilities.
(855) 691-6012 View (855) 691-6012
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Angelica Garcia-Ditta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Are you ready to increase your self-awareness from a relational-cultural framework in addition to implementing tailored coping strategies in your everyday life outside of sessions? If you're new to therapy, you are also encouraged to try short-term care and can expect a welcoming and compassionate environment. Individual tele-therapy services are available during evenings and weekends for individuals 16 years and older who are located in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.
Are you ready to increase your self-awareness from a relational-cultural framework in addition to implementing tailored coping strategies in your everyday life outside of sessions? If you're new to therapy, you are also encouraged to try short-term care and can expect a welcoming and compassionate environment. Individual tele-therapy services are available during evenings and weekends for individuals 16 years and older who are located in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.
(202) 946-8971 View (202) 946-8971
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Dr. Almeta T McCannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is committed to self-love, self-exploration, and growth; yet may be unsure of how to use these tools to enact change. This person may be an apprehensive novice to the world of therapy or a veteran consumer. All are welcome.
My ideal client is someone who is committed to self-love, self-exploration, and growth; yet may be unsure of how to use these tools to enact change. This person may be an apprehensive novice to the world of therapy or a veteran consumer. All are welcome.
(202) 929-6545 View (202) 929-6545
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Dr. Victor D. Kidd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The therapeutic journey is a great way to challenge outdated perspectives while providing a new lens on emotional & mental well-being. Dr. Kidd will guide you through the journey of self-discovery & self-mastery, aligning you with your redefined perspective & life purpose. From challenges with anxiety & depression to trauma & family history, Dr. Kidd's purpose is to assist you in considering the various solutions for a more fulfilling life. It is together, through the therapeutic process, we will tackle your life challenges, leading to growth and prosperity. His hope is that we learn how to reflect, heal, and embrace new beginnings!
The therapeutic journey is a great way to challenge outdated perspectives while providing a new lens on emotional & mental well-being. Dr. Kidd will guide you through the journey of self-discovery & self-mastery, aligning you with your redefined perspective & life purpose. From challenges with anxiety & depression to trauma & family history, Dr. Kidd's purpose is to assist you in considering the various solutions for a more fulfilling life. It is together, through the therapeutic process, we will tackle your life challenges, leading to growth and prosperity. His hope is that we learn how to reflect, heal, and embrace new beginnings!
(202) 410-0685 View (202) 410-0685
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Madelyn Keefe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
Madelyn is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC with experience providing individual therapy to clients living with depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. Madelyn has experience providing therapy to clients who have faced grief and loss, have difficulties managing life stressors, and have experienced trauma. Her sessions are culturally sensitive, person-centered, and take a strengths-based approach to care. Sessions are provided using Teletherapy services.
Madelyn is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC with experience providing individual therapy to clients living with depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. Madelyn has experience providing therapy to clients who have faced grief and loss, have difficulties managing life stressors, and have experienced trauma. Her sessions are culturally sensitive, person-centered, and take a strengths-based approach to care. Sessions are provided using Teletherapy services.
(202) 949-6913 View (202) 949-6913
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Sarah A. Meharg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Sometimes life changes because of the choices we make and sometimes life changes anyway. The necessary adjustments often challenge our coping skills and what used to work no longer does. I specialize in and particularly enjoy working with adults who are experiencing and adapting to life changes including romantic relationships, work, and parenthood. Therapy presents an opportunity to gain insight, learn, and practice new skills in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. While therapy can sometimes be difficult, I am also an advocate of the mental health benefits of humor.
Sometimes life changes because of the choices we make and sometimes life changes anyway. The necessary adjustments often challenge our coping skills and what used to work no longer does. I specialize in and particularly enjoy working with adults who are experiencing and adapting to life changes including romantic relationships, work, and parenthood. Therapy presents an opportunity to gain insight, learn, and practice new skills in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. While therapy can sometimes be difficult, I am also an advocate of the mental health benefits of humor.
(202) 793-7967 View (202) 793-7967
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Nakea Jeffers
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGSW, CYT
Verified Verified
Brentwood, Washington, DC 20002
Moving through the ups and downs of life can be challenging. You might feel uncertain about who you are or where you are going. You might feel lonely or misunderstood. Maybe you feel stuck trying to move past painful experiences. Let’s work together to create a path toward healing, growth, and self-acceptance. I recognize how difficult it can be to find a therapist who gets it. I warmly welcome people from the queer community, black people, and people of color to contact me for services. Whether you are exploring your identity, navigating relationships, or feeling isolated.
Moving through the ups and downs of life can be challenging. You might feel uncertain about who you are or where you are going. You might feel lonely or misunderstood. Maybe you feel stuck trying to move past painful experiences. Let’s work together to create a path toward healing, growth, and self-acceptance. I recognize how difficult it can be to find a therapist who gets it. I warmly welcome people from the queer community, black people, and people of color to contact me for services. Whether you are exploring your identity, navigating relationships, or feeling isolated.
(202) 845-7629 View (202) 845-7629

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Number of Therapists in Brentwood, Washington, DC

40+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Brentwood, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aetna
57% BlueCross and BlueShield
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Brentwood, Washington, DC see their clients

63% Online Only
37% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

74% Female
22% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brentwood, 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.

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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.