Therapists in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

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Jo Pittman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009
Hi! I’m Jo, a Graduate Counseling Intern at Urban Playology, a mental health private practice based in DC. I work under the direct clinical supervision of Xanthia Johnson, LPC, LCPC-S. I am a graduate counseling student at the University of Pennsylvania. I believe that healing, albeit challenging at times, is a beautiful and attainable experience. My compass for social justice holds my belief that everyone deserves to have a high-quality therapy experience with a compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. It is an honor to partner with human beings who come from diverse backgrounds on their journey toward mental health wellness.
Hi! I’m Jo, a Graduate Counseling Intern at Urban Playology, a mental health private practice based in DC. I work under the direct clinical supervision of Xanthia Johnson, LPC, LCPC-S. I am a graduate counseling student at the University of Pennsylvania. I believe that healing, albeit challenging at times, is a beautiful and attainable experience. My compass for social justice holds my belief that everyone deserves to have a high-quality therapy experience with a compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. It is an honor to partner with human beings who come from diverse backgrounds on their journey toward mental health wellness.
(888) 689-4339 x100 View (888) 689-4339 x100
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Nicolle Castro Caroca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Originally from Chile, I am a bilingual culturally-conscious and trauma-informed therapist helping individuals heal from intergenerational trauma, migratory and cultural issues, family dysfunction, sex and relational issues, and mood disorders. Whether this is your first time or not, if you’re here you’re taking an active step to dedicate time and invest in you and your wellbeing. That is AWESOME. I value the co-creation of a strong relationship that allows reconnection with your emotional self, all the intersections of your existence, and the life experiences that informed your view of self and the world.
Originally from Chile, I am a bilingual culturally-conscious and trauma-informed therapist helping individuals heal from intergenerational trauma, migratory and cultural issues, family dysfunction, sex and relational issues, and mood disorders. Whether this is your first time or not, if you’re here you’re taking an active step to dedicate time and invest in you and your wellbeing. That is AWESOME. I value the co-creation of a strong relationship that allows reconnection with your emotional self, all the intersections of your existence, and the life experiences that informed your view of self and the world.
(202) 846-2337 View (202) 846-2337
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Jason Deramo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009
I tailor my services to each client and their unique needs, always from the humanistic approach. That means that I see my clients first and foremost as human beings, having what we would consider a human experience. Clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, job issues, or really any other type of discomfort will benefit from my integration of mindfulness and meditative practices into their treatment, alongside the use of building the psychological tools that empower them to create measurable changes to their circumstances.
I tailor my services to each client and their unique needs, always from the humanistic approach. That means that I see my clients first and foremost as human beings, having what we would consider a human experience. Clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, job issues, or really any other type of discomfort will benefit from my integration of mindfulness and meditative practices into their treatment, alongside the use of building the psychological tools that empower them to create measurable changes to their circumstances.
(571) 497-5751 View (571) 497-5751
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Elana Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
I love working with couples and individuals with difficulty in romantic relationships (i.e. sexual issues, communication, infidelity, divorce), adults who come from dysfunctional childhoods, as well as those with anxiety, impulsivity, and addiction. I also enjoy working with those in non-traditional romantic relationships (i.e. ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous). I am LGBTQIA- affirming and sex positive. I work best with clients who are engaged, thoughtful, and motivated for change. My style is empathic and direct, with a sense of humor. I believe strongly in the therapeutic alliance and the client/therapist fit.
I love working with couples and individuals with difficulty in romantic relationships (i.e. sexual issues, communication, infidelity, divorce), adults who come from dysfunctional childhoods, as well as those with anxiety, impulsivity, and addiction. I also enjoy working with those in non-traditional romantic relationships (i.e. ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous). I am LGBTQIA- affirming and sex positive. I work best with clients who are engaged, thoughtful, and motivated for change. My style is empathic and direct, with a sense of humor. I believe strongly in the therapeutic alliance and the client/therapist fit.
(202) 793-8669 View (202) 793-8669
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Jennifer T. Ha
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a professional mental health counselor, Jennifer aims to support and facilitate growth and resiliency as well as assist in processing, managing, and improving healing strategies for her clients. Clients will work collaboratively to improve current concerns in a compassionate and confidential environment. Jennifer’s professional counseling experience reflects inclusive work with the diverse population of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Her clinical experience involves individual, family, couples, and group therapy.
As a professional mental health counselor, Jennifer aims to support and facilitate growth and resiliency as well as assist in processing, managing, and improving healing strategies for her clients. Clients will work collaboratively to improve current concerns in a compassionate and confidential environment. Jennifer’s professional counseling experience reflects inclusive work with the diverse population of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Her clinical experience involves individual, family, couples, and group therapy.
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Dr. Arianne E. Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Deciding to go to therapy sometimes takes a long time because we may minimize our suffering and delay finding someone who can help. Whether you are feeling stuck, trying to resolve a specific problem, make a relationship work, or manage stress, illness or trauma, no issue is too small or too big. I work collaboratively with all my clients to develop a safe and authentic relationship to address their goals. I help my clients to understand the history and impact of their relationships and critical life events that have created suffering or difficulty, and develop skills and strategies that lead to growth and long lasting healing.
Deciding to go to therapy sometimes takes a long time because we may minimize our suffering and delay finding someone who can help. Whether you are feeling stuck, trying to resolve a specific problem, make a relationship work, or manage stress, illness or trauma, no issue is too small or too big. I work collaboratively with all my clients to develop a safe and authentic relationship to address their goals. I help my clients to understand the history and impact of their relationships and critical life events that have created suffering or difficulty, and develop skills and strategies that lead to growth and long lasting healing.
(202) 873-1164 View (202) 873-1164
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The Heights Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CEMDR, RYT
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
At The Heights Counseling and Wellness, we understand that the process of wellness can often be a daunting journey. It can feel like you are alone, climbing uphill, without the necessary support to keep moving forward. ​Whether it's seeking individual counseling during challenging times; desiring to begin a journey of wellness; or looking to support your staff, The Heights Counseling and Wellness will customize services to your unique needs. At The Heights we offer a variety of services all under one roof, including counseling and psychotherapy, wellness coaching, yoga, fitness & nutrition training, and wellness workshops.
At The Heights Counseling and Wellness, we understand that the process of wellness can often be a daunting journey. It can feel like you are alone, climbing uphill, without the necessary support to keep moving forward. ​Whether it's seeking individual counseling during challenging times; desiring to begin a journey of wellness; or looking to support your staff, The Heights Counseling and Wellness will customize services to your unique needs. At The Heights we offer a variety of services all under one roof, including counseling and psychotherapy, wellness coaching, yoga, fitness & nutrition training, and wellness workshops.
(202) 831-2463 View (202) 831-2463
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Morgan Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! My clients oftentimes say they struggle with symptoms such as recurring negative patterns in their life, anxiety, depression, anger, overwhelm, relationship issues, problematic family dynamics, trouble getting new habits to stick, compulsively using external things to feel better (i.e. work, people, alcohol), pain, headaches, and more. Through a mixture of talk therapy and body centered approaches, we explore sources of symptoms with curiosity and build on your strengths to move toward feeling more grounded, presence, and connected.
Accepting new clients! My clients oftentimes say they struggle with symptoms such as recurring negative patterns in their life, anxiety, depression, anger, overwhelm, relationship issues, problematic family dynamics, trouble getting new habits to stick, compulsively using external things to feel better (i.e. work, people, alcohol), pain, headaches, and more. Through a mixture of talk therapy and body centered approaches, we explore sources of symptoms with curiosity and build on your strengths to move toward feeling more grounded, presence, and connected.
(667) 213-5474 View (667) 213-5474
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Alexandra Friedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, 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
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Stacey Karpen Dohn
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I work with children, adolescents, and adults facing whatever challenges that arise in the many different chapters of our lives. In addition to general psychotherapy I also provide specialized care in the exploration of sexual orientation and gender identity with youth, teens, adults and their families as they navigate through the social and emotional aspects of life.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults facing whatever challenges that arise in the many different chapters of our lives. In addition to general psychotherapy I also provide specialized care in the exploration of sexual orientation and gender identity with youth, teens, adults and their families as they navigate through the social and emotional aspects of life.
(202) 759-4046 View (202) 759-4046
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Lenore M. Pomerance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009
We come to therapy to change our lives which can only be done by changing ourselves. I believe the most effective changes occur when we can experience and examine our behavior in relation to others. In individual therapy you and I will not only identify and try to understnad how your life experiences have shaped your behavior, but how you and I experience that behavior in our relationship. When I work with couples, I focus on your dynamics of intimacy, power imbalances, money, sexuality, and the impact of family and friends on your couple.
We come to therapy to change our lives which can only be done by changing ourselves. I believe the most effective changes occur when we can experience and examine our behavior in relation to others. In individual therapy you and I will not only identify and try to understnad how your life experiences have shaped your behavior, but how you and I experience that behavior in our relationship. When I work with couples, I focus on your dynamics of intimacy, power imbalances, money, sexuality, and the impact of family and friends on your couple.
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Sarah Loveland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009
I am a clinical social worker focused on supporting adults, adolescents, and children navigating the impact of trauma, loss, and challenging life transitions. Whether you’re struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, recent loss, a major life change, perinatal mood disorders or some other challenge, I’m confident we can work together on the outcomes you seek.
I am a clinical social worker focused on supporting adults, adolescents, and children navigating the impact of trauma, loss, and challenging life transitions. Whether you’re struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, recent loss, a major life change, perinatal mood disorders or some other challenge, I’m confident we can work together on the outcomes you seek.
(202) 933-8896 View (202) 933-8896
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William G McVey
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Life's journey can be intricate, layered, and unpredictable, often leaving us overwhelmed by anxiety and depression. As a Psychotherapist with a PhD in Clinical Sexology, I specialize in helping individuals regain control and find fulfillment. With a trauma-informed and integrative approach, including EMDR and cognitive-based therapy, I empower clients to transform their lives. Let's embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery together.
Life's journey can be intricate, layered, and unpredictable, often leaving us overwhelmed by anxiety and depression. As a Psychotherapist with a PhD in Clinical Sexology, I specialize in helping individuals regain control and find fulfillment. With a trauma-informed and integrative approach, including EMDR and cognitive-based therapy, I empower clients to transform their lives. Let's embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery together.
(202) 915-2081 View (202) 915-2081
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Dr. David Keuler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Years of experience often matter when people are anxious or otherwise distraught. For 25 years, I have specialized in the cognitive-behavioral (CBT) treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as a range of anxiety and depressive disorders in late adolescents and adults. These disorders include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, and Illness Anxiety Disorder as well as persistent depression. I frequently work with relationship challenges, stressful life circumstances, and a broad range of outpatient mental health issues. I see clients in DC, MD, VA and nationally in all participating PsyPact states.
Years of experience often matter when people are anxious or otherwise distraught. For 25 years, I have specialized in the cognitive-behavioral (CBT) treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as a range of anxiety and depressive disorders in late adolescents and adults. These disorders include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, and Illness Anxiety Disorder as well as persistent depression. I frequently work with relationship challenges, stressful life circumstances, and a broad range of outpatient mental health issues. I see clients in DC, MD, VA and nationally in all participating PsyPact states.
(202) 952-8940 View (202) 952-8940
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John Joseph Pavco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20010
You may be feeling down or lonely. Your relationship may not be as healthy as you would like. You may be having trouble sleeping. You may be experiencing anxiety. You may even be having trouble doing work tasks or completing day to day chores. You do not have to go through this alone. I am John Pavco, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. I strive to make you feel safe and comfortable. I strongly believe that to be effective in what I do, there has to be a connection and relationship with my clients.
You may be feeling down or lonely. Your relationship may not be as healthy as you would like. You may be having trouble sleeping. You may be experiencing anxiety. You may even be having trouble doing work tasks or completing day to day chores. You do not have to go through this alone. I am John Pavco, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. I strive to make you feel safe and comfortable. I strongly believe that to be effective in what I do, there has to be a connection and relationship with my clients.
(202) 831-9107 View (202) 831-9107
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Jalessa Townsend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to keep up the appearance of having everything under control? Do others label you as "successful" or reliable? Are you the friend or family member people commend as "strong"? Do you often prioritize others at the expense of your own needs, feeling like you give more than you receive in relationships? Does it frustrate you when your efforts and energy aren't reciprocated? If you long for peace, clarity, and deeper fulfillment, it's time to prioritize yourself. I specialize in helping individuals like you. Contact me for a free consultation where I can answer any questions you have & to see if we'd make a good team
Are you struggling to keep up the appearance of having everything under control? Do others label you as "successful" or reliable? Are you the friend or family member people commend as "strong"? Do you often prioritize others at the expense of your own needs, feeling like you give more than you receive in relationships? Does it frustrate you when your efforts and energy aren't reciprocated? If you long for peace, clarity, and deeper fulfillment, it's time to prioritize yourself. I specialize in helping individuals like you. Contact me for a free consultation where I can answer any questions you have & to see if we'd make a good team
(202) 883-3359 View (202) 883-3359
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Jenny Lloyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
I provide therapy to adults 18yrs+. My practice is trauma-informed, and I have particular experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals. I’m a generalist, and therefore can help those who are dealing with a variety of concerns, such as constant worry, difficulty in relationships, struggles with instances of violence or discrimination, self-critical thinking, emptiness, panic attacks, low mood, disconnection, identity development, life transitions, etc. While there are many methods of healing, therapy can be an important piece of your wellbeing, and I can help guide you towards a more self-aware, satisfying, and meaningful life.
I provide therapy to adults 18yrs+. My practice is trauma-informed, and I have particular experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals. I’m a generalist, and therefore can help those who are dealing with a variety of concerns, such as constant worry, difficulty in relationships, struggles with instances of violence or discrimination, self-critical thinking, emptiness, panic attacks, low mood, disconnection, identity development, life transitions, etc. While there are many methods of healing, therapy can be an important piece of your wellbeing, and I can help guide you towards a more self-aware, satisfying, and meaningful life.
(202) 933-3359 View (202) 933-3359
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Kathryn Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20010
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of complicated feelings, gain insight into relational patterns, and begin to move forward in areas of your life where you feel stuck. My focus is to help you untangle struggles, set meaningful goals, revise problematic narratives about yourself, and re-orient you toward your values. My integrative approach is informed by psychodynamic, feminist, multicultural, relational, and behaviorist theories. Above all, I value the therapeutic relationship and your personal growth. I offer therapy, assessment, and gender affirming evaluation services in person and remotely.
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of complicated feelings, gain insight into relational patterns, and begin to move forward in areas of your life where you feel stuck. My focus is to help you untangle struggles, set meaningful goals, revise problematic narratives about yourself, and re-orient you toward your values. My integrative approach is informed by psychodynamic, feminist, multicultural, relational, and behaviorist theories. Above all, I value the therapeutic relationship and your personal growth. I offer therapy, assessment, and gender affirming evaluation services in person and remotely.
(202) 729-9130 View (202) 729-9130
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Jessica Dekker
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
I work with adults at many stages of life and serve a diverse population, with a particular focus on the experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals. I’ve also worked with groups and individuals as an addiction counselor, focusing on the emotional processing necessary to address trauma and overcome addictive habits and behaviors. At the core of my practice is the belief that in knowing ourselves, we can show up more authentically with others. Whether your concerns revolve around relationships, sexual identity and gender expression, work-life, anxiety, or depression, I will help you find what you need to navigate your next right steps.
I work with adults at many stages of life and serve a diverse population, with a particular focus on the experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals. I’ve also worked with groups and individuals as an addiction counselor, focusing on the emotional processing necessary to address trauma and overcome addictive habits and behaviors. At the core of my practice is the belief that in knowing ourselves, we can show up more authentically with others. Whether your concerns revolve around relationships, sexual identity and gender expression, work-life, anxiety, or depression, I will help you find what you need to navigate your next right steps.
(202) 642-5893 View (202) 642-5893
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Daniel J. Choppa
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who seeks a safe and supportive space to explore their identity and experiences. They may be navigating the challenges of being LGBTQIA+ or coping with trauma. Their needs include understanding, validation, and practical strategies for managing emotions and relationships. Their goals revolve around healing, self-acceptance, and finding fulfillment. They want to live authentically and thrive in a world that sometimes feels unwelcoming. They seek therapy because they believe in the power of self-discovery and growth, and they're ready to invest in their well-being.
My ideal client is someone who seeks a safe and supportive space to explore their identity and experiences. They may be navigating the challenges of being LGBTQIA+ or coping with trauma. Their needs include understanding, validation, and practical strategies for managing emotions and relationships. Their goals revolve around healing, self-acceptance, and finding fulfillment. They want to live authentically and thrive in a world that sometimes feels unwelcoming. They seek therapy because they believe in the power of self-discovery and growth, and they're ready to invest in their well-being.
(833) 315-5095 View (833) 315-5095

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Number of Therapists in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
70% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% CareFirst
41% Aetna

How Therapists in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Columbia Heights, 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.