Therapists in Friendship Heights, Washington, DC

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Nancy F. Hensler, PhD, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
Through 25 years' experience in university, hospital and outpatient settings, I have developed specializations in Trauma & Abuse, Sexual & Relationship Violence, Women's Empowerment, Mindful Living, & the College Experience. Trained by a pioneer in complex trauma treatment, I assist survivors regain their sense of security and self. My past career research informs my continuing passion for mentoring women in their multiple roles and across their lifespans. I help individuals, couples & groups manage stress, anxiety, depression, and pain; navigate major life events and losses; & repair/strengthen their relationships.
Through 25 years' experience in university, hospital and outpatient settings, I have developed specializations in Trauma & Abuse, Sexual & Relationship Violence, Women's Empowerment, Mindful Living, & the College Experience. Trained by a pioneer in complex trauma treatment, I assist survivors regain their sense of security and self. My past career research informs my continuing passion for mentoring women in their multiple roles and across their lifespans. I help individuals, couples & groups manage stress, anxiety, depression, and pain; navigate major life events and losses; & repair/strengthen their relationships.
(202) 760-4678 View (202) 760-4678
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Mary Eliza (Molly) Reilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Emotional stress and difficulties can get in the way of reaching our goals and having the life we want. We may be in crisis. Or we may feel stuck, drained, anxious. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed by transition or by loss. In my experience, the struggles that bring us into therapy can be a catalyst for lasting change, helping us to understand ourselves, find healing and growth, and ultimately create a richer and more satisfying life.
Emotional stress and difficulties can get in the way of reaching our goals and having the life we want. We may be in crisis. Or we may feel stuck, drained, anxious. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed by transition or by loss. In my experience, the struggles that bring us into therapy can be a catalyst for lasting change, helping us to understand ourselves, find healing and growth, and ultimately create a richer and more satisfying life.
(202) 933-9508 View (202) 933-9508
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Larry Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, A-CBT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
I believe that successful therapy brings about concrete change, not mere insight. I use a practical, active, goal-focused approach called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I will train and guide you in a applying a variety of strategies, skills and techniques in your your daily life that will help you achieve your your personal therapy goals. It is my aim to help you become your own personal therapist so that you can continue using the strategies, skills and techniques that you learned with me to meet future challenges on your own. I was named a Top Therapist by Washingtonian magazine, and a Fellow by the Academy of CBT.
I believe that successful therapy brings about concrete change, not mere insight. I use a practical, active, goal-focused approach called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I will train and guide you in a applying a variety of strategies, skills and techniques in your your daily life that will help you achieve your your personal therapy goals. It is my aim to help you become your own personal therapist so that you can continue using the strategies, skills and techniques that you learned with me to meet future challenges on your own. I was named a Top Therapist by Washingtonian magazine, and a Fellow by the Academy of CBT.
(202) 244-0903 View (202) 244-0903
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Karen Garman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I work with adults, adolescents and children to create a safe space in which to explore and understand struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and cultivate fulfilling relationships. I bring my understanding of development across the life span, listening skills, and a commitment to help each individual feel understood, supported, and challenged to move toward healing, growth, and the change they desire.
I work with adults, adolescents and children to create a safe space in which to explore and understand struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and cultivate fulfilling relationships. I bring my understanding of development across the life span, listening skills, and a commitment to help each individual feel understood, supported, and challenged to move toward healing, growth, and the change they desire.
(202) 729-9092 View (202) 729-9092
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Zoé R Fiske
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Dr. Zoé Fiske is a licensed psychologist with experience providing therapy and forensic assessment services to adolescents and adults. Dr. Fiske has training in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy and works with individuals with a range of presenting problems. Dr. Fiske also conducts adult forensic assessments in a variety of areas including competency to stand trial, insanity, mitigation, parenting capacity, and psychosexual evaluations. Dr. Fiske is licensed in DC and Indiana and also has her PSYPACT certification allowing her to provide telehealth services in most states.
Dr. Zoé Fiske is a licensed psychologist with experience providing therapy and forensic assessment services to adolescents and adults. Dr. Fiske has training in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy and works with individuals with a range of presenting problems. Dr. Fiske also conducts adult forensic assessments in a variety of areas including competency to stand trial, insanity, mitigation, parenting capacity, and psychosexual evaluations. Dr. Fiske is licensed in DC and Indiana and also has her PSYPACT certification allowing her to provide telehealth services in most states.
(202) 931-0542 x07 View (202) 931-0542 x07
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Karen L Weise
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
My specialty is helping individuals to work to remove challenges to achieving satisfaction in their lives. Many times we find ourselves stuck in patterns that are self-defeating but seem difficult to change. These may cause us problems in school and work, as well as in our peer and family relationships, and interfere with the enjoyment of pleasurable activities. These patterns may be due to our early experiences within our families, or as a result of challenges faced in adolescence and adulthood. No matter your age or phase of life, therapy can help.
My specialty is helping individuals to work to remove challenges to achieving satisfaction in their lives. Many times we find ourselves stuck in patterns that are self-defeating but seem difficult to change. These may cause us problems in school and work, as well as in our peer and family relationships, and interfere with the enjoyment of pleasurable activities. These patterns may be due to our early experiences within our families, or as a result of challenges faced in adolescence and adulthood. No matter your age or phase of life, therapy can help.
(202) 817-2142 View (202) 817-2142
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Maria Antonia Alfonso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the aftermath of a breakup? Feeling the weight of trauma history in your relationships? or Are you navigating the complexities of sexual health challenges, like issues related to gender, sexual orientation, sexually transmitted infections, or living with HIV/AIDS? Do you want healthy and fulfilling relationships and would like to create a more balanced life, that includes sexual pleasure and sexual safety as well, but don’t know how to start? You have landed on the right profile! Schedule a free consultation with me now.
Are you struggling with the aftermath of a breakup? Feeling the weight of trauma history in your relationships? or Are you navigating the complexities of sexual health challenges, like issues related to gender, sexual orientation, sexually transmitted infections, or living with HIV/AIDS? Do you want healthy and fulfilling relationships and would like to create a more balanced life, that includes sexual pleasure and sexual safety as well, but don’t know how to start? You have landed on the right profile! Schedule a free consultation with me now.
(866) 779-3045 View (866) 779-3045
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Barry M Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
My areas of expertise include: (1) Adolescents and adults having difficulties managing stress, anxiety and worries, depression, and interpersonal problems. (2) Adolescents with challenges in their social relationships, academic motivation, and behavioral adjustment. Depending on the situation, I may address such problems with individual therapy, family therapy, or parenting work. (3) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth and adults: providing useful skills and techniques for living a more productive and satisfying life with ADHD. (4) Couple therapy: Helping couples to improve communication, rebuild or deepen trust or intimacy, or understand and re-shape unsatisfying or distressing patterns of interaction.
My areas of expertise include: (1) Adolescents and adults having difficulties managing stress, anxiety and worries, depression, and interpersonal problems. (2) Adolescents with challenges in their social relationships, academic motivation, and behavioral adjustment. Depending on the situation, I may address such problems with individual therapy, family therapy, or parenting work. (3) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth and adults: providing useful skills and techniques for living a more productive and satisfying life with ADHD. (4) Couple therapy: Helping couples to improve communication, rebuild or deepen trust or intimacy, or understand and re-shape unsatisfying or distressing patterns of interaction.
(202) 759-8558 View (202) 759-8558
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Deborah P Hecker
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Combining her backgrounds in psychoanalysis and couples' training, Dr. Deborah Hecker has created a cutting-edge counseling process called Yours, Mine, Ours: Partnership Done Right. Her goals with her clients are twofold: to simultaneously help people to develop their unique identities and how to successfully integrate them into outstanding relationships.
Combining her backgrounds in psychoanalysis and couples' training, Dr. Deborah Hecker has created a cutting-edge counseling process called Yours, Mine, Ours: Partnership Done Right. Her goals with her clients are twofold: to simultaneously help people to develop their unique identities and how to successfully integrate them into outstanding relationships.
(202) 410-2671 View (202) 410-2671
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EMDR of Washington, DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I am co-director with my wife, Deany Laliotis, of the EMDR therapy training program, The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, Inc. We have trained many of the EMDR therapists listed on the Psychology Today DC/MD/VA website as well as therapists around the world. I specialize in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and difficulties related to normal life-cycle challenges. I have been practicing EMDR since it's introduction 30 years ago and I am offering services to clients who might benefit from brief EMDR therapy.
I am co-director with my wife, Deany Laliotis, of the EMDR therapy training program, The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, Inc. We have trained many of the EMDR therapists listed on the Psychology Today DC/MD/VA website as well as therapists around the world. I specialize in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and difficulties related to normal life-cycle challenges. I have been practicing EMDR since it's introduction 30 years ago and I am offering services to clients who might benefit from brief EMDR therapy.
(202) 670-8968 x2 View (202) 670-8968 x2
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Tim Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSAT, CMAT, CPTT, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? All of these issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? All of these issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
(202) 951-8669 View (202) 951-8669
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Renee L DeBoard-Lucas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Not accepting new clients
Accepting PCIT referrals! Dr. Renee DeBoard-Lucas is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience treating trauma and anxiety in children, teens, and adults. She is passionate about using evidence based treatments because these treatments work and instill hope that people can get better! She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas provides Exposure and Response Prevention and Habit Reversal Training for OCD & Tic Disorders. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas currently has openings for PCIT, for children age 2-7 years with behavioral concerns.
Accepting PCIT referrals! Dr. Renee DeBoard-Lucas is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience treating trauma and anxiety in children, teens, and adults. She is passionate about using evidence based treatments because these treatments work and instill hope that people can get better! She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas provides Exposure and Response Prevention and Habit Reversal Training for OCD & Tic Disorders. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas currently has openings for PCIT, for children age 2-7 years with behavioral concerns.
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Lenka Glassman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Choosing the right therapist is critical to achieving real results. I strive to create a compassionate and safe space where you can realize your strengths and full potential. At the same time, I use an honest and direct approach to help you achieve your goals. I work with children, teens, and adults in individual therapy and also offer parent coaching. My ultimate goal is for you to leave therapy feeling empowered, confident, and armed with the tools you need to create a life you love. I feel privileged in helping my clients on their journey to creating healthier relationships with themselves and others.
Choosing the right therapist is critical to achieving real results. I strive to create a compassionate and safe space where you can realize your strengths and full potential. At the same time, I use an honest and direct approach to help you achieve your goals. I work with children, teens, and adults in individual therapy and also offer parent coaching. My ultimate goal is for you to leave therapy feeling empowered, confident, and armed with the tools you need to create a life you love. I feel privileged in helping my clients on their journey to creating healthier relationships with themselves and others.
(202) 335-3724 View (202) 335-3724
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Willa Day Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016
As a therapist with extensive training in trauma, grief & loss, I will work with you to identify what you want to change, focusing our attention on early attachment relationships and how these may continue to impact you. Working from an IFS-informed perspective, I believe we all have resilience and strength, and access to our inner selves. Therapy works best when we feel safe: my primary goal is to create a safe and compassionate space for you in our work. We will focus on ways to support you in making changes you desire, and creating a mindful and safe place for change to begin.
As a therapist with extensive training in trauma, grief & loss, I will work with you to identify what you want to change, focusing our attention on early attachment relationships and how these may continue to impact you. Working from an IFS-informed perspective, I believe we all have resilience and strength, and access to our inner selves. Therapy works best when we feel safe: my primary goal is to create a safe and compassionate space for you in our work. We will focus on ways to support you in making changes you desire, and creating a mindful and safe place for change to begin.
(202) 851-9559 View (202) 851-9559
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Vera C Sky, LiCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Welcome to my practice!. What ever your needs, I approach our work with zest and empathy which comes from broad experience working in psychiatric and health settings. Whether with problems of elderly, families,couples or people facing job loss, academic problems, illness, bereavement, trauma or the loneliness of anxiety and depression, psychotherapy can bring relief and find inner strengths and possibilities. I focus especially on communication skills, and deprograming early dysfunctional messages which interfere with forming relationships in all aspects of life. Together we will meet your immediate needs and begin a longer journey towards fulfilling your deepest aspirations.
Welcome to my practice!. What ever your needs, I approach our work with zest and empathy which comes from broad experience working in psychiatric and health settings. Whether with problems of elderly, families,couples or people facing job loss, academic problems, illness, bereavement, trauma or the loneliness of anxiety and depression, psychotherapy can bring relief and find inner strengths and possibilities. I focus especially on communication skills, and deprograming early dysfunctional messages which interfere with forming relationships in all aspects of life. Together we will meet your immediate needs and begin a longer journey towards fulfilling your deepest aspirations.
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Margo Ruth Aron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
I am an experienced psychotherapist trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I received my advanced training at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. I have been practicing for 20 years and work with adults ages 20 and over. I have worked extensively with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work related problems, marital issues and issues of low self esteem. I also have an expertise in couples therapy.
I am an experienced psychotherapist trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I received my advanced training at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. I have been practicing for 20 years and work with adults ages 20 and over. I have worked extensively with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work related problems, marital issues and issues of low self esteem. I also have an expertise in couples therapy.
(202) 568-8355 View (202) 568-8355
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Brigit Van Widenfelt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Hello. In my practice I work with clients on relationship issues, anxiety, depression and related difficulties. I am a Clinical Psychologist and have worked at the University my entire career doing clinical research, mentoring, supervising, teaching, training and doing therapy. I keep up with empirically based approaches in the field of Psychology/ Psychiatry and integrate new developments into my work. I am licensed in Washington, DC and have a PSYPACT license for video therapy in most states. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello. In my practice I work with clients on relationship issues, anxiety, depression and related difficulties. I am a Clinical Psychologist and have worked at the University my entire career doing clinical research, mentoring, supervising, teaching, training and doing therapy. I keep up with empirically based approaches in the field of Psychology/ Psychiatry and integrate new developments into my work. I am licensed in Washington, DC and have a PSYPACT license for video therapy in most states. I look forward to meeting you!
(202) 868-8575 View (202) 868-8575
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Dr. Mariam Gregorian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
When we are struggling with our mental health, the question often asked is “What’s wrong with you?” instead of “What happened to you?” Sadly, many people who have reached out for help have found themselves shamed, invalidated, and in worse shape than they were before. My goal is to provide an affirming and safe therapeutic environment for all identities, and I welcome individuals who are trying therapy for the first time, as well as those who have had previous experiences. I regularly work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and life transitions.
When we are struggling with our mental health, the question often asked is “What’s wrong with you?” instead of “What happened to you?” Sadly, many people who have reached out for help have found themselves shamed, invalidated, and in worse shape than they were before. My goal is to provide an affirming and safe therapeutic environment for all identities, and I welcome individuals who are trying therapy for the first time, as well as those who have had previous experiences. I regularly work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and life transitions.
(202) 930-8371 View (202) 930-8371
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Leslie Cooper
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
The pandemic has challenged our connection to those we love, to finding and sustaining new friendships, to our sense of belonging. For some of us, depression and anxiety are affecting us as never before. How can we get our needs met during this time of uncertainty? I believe that together we can make a plan to live our best possible life, keeping hope in our hearts, connecting with our loved ones, adapting and adjusting to this new world.
The pandemic has challenged our connection to those we love, to finding and sustaining new friendships, to our sense of belonging. For some of us, depression and anxiety are affecting us as never before. How can we get our needs met during this time of uncertainty? I believe that together we can make a plan to live our best possible life, keeping hope in our hearts, connecting with our loved ones, adapting and adjusting to this new world.
(202) 866-4048 View (202) 866-4048
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Hannah F Sugarman
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Friendship Heights, Washington, DC 20015
Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a licensed psychology associate in Washington, DC. Dr. Sugarman specializes in providing engaging, empathetic, evidence-based treatment that addresses a child’s needs at home and at school. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with emotional disorders and behavioral disorders, as well as youth who have experienced trauma. In addition to her work with Maven Psychology Group, Dr. Sugarman is a practicing school psychologist and has extensive experience understanding how a child’s traumatic experiences may impact their ability to thrive in the school setting.
Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a licensed psychology associate in Washington, DC. Dr. Sugarman specializes in providing engaging, empathetic, evidence-based treatment that addresses a child’s needs at home and at school. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with emotional disorders and behavioral disorders, as well as youth who have experienced trauma. In addition to her work with Maven Psychology Group, Dr. Sugarman is a practicing school psychologist and has extensive experience understanding how a child’s traumatic experiences may impact their ability to thrive in the school setting.
(202) 980-2733 x04 View (202) 980-2733 x04

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Number of Therapists in Friendship Heights, Washington, DC

40+

Average cost per session

$200

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

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
60% Grief
60% Trauma and PTSD
58% Divorce

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% BlueCross and BlueShield
45% CareFirst
27% Aetna

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

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Friendship 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.