Therapists in Georgetown, Washington, DC

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David Kiwanuka Lubega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
I am Mr. David E. Kiwanuka Lubega, LCSW, is a Clinical Social Worker specialist in Washington, District of Columbia and in the state of Maryland. I graduated in 1991, having over 30 years of diverse experience, especially in Clinical Social Worker, Management and as a therapist. I work with individuals and couples with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Marriage and Relationship issues, PTSD, Substance Abuse and Employment issues. My passion is to work with you as you walk that journey towards healing. I will be your guide through the troubled sea.
I am Mr. David E. Kiwanuka Lubega, LCSW, is a Clinical Social Worker specialist in Washington, District of Columbia and in the state of Maryland. I graduated in 1991, having over 30 years of diverse experience, especially in Clinical Social Worker, Management and as a therapist. I work with individuals and couples with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Marriage and Relationship issues, PTSD, Substance Abuse and Employment issues. My passion is to work with you as you walk that journey towards healing. I will be your guide through the troubled sea.
(202) 968-1685 View (202) 968-1685
Photo of Marina Barbosa, Counselor in Georgetown, Washington, DC
Marina Barbosa
Counselor, LPC, MEdPsy, MHW
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
Struggling with stress, anxiety, or trauma? Women and children deserve a safe space to heal and thrive. As a specialized therapist, I offer compassionate, engaging, and insight-based support tailored to your unique needs. Whether navigating pressure, stress, anxiety, relationship trauma, or personal challenges, I am here to help you find resilience and peace. Together, we'll discover strategies to navigate difficult times, build inner strength, and foster healthier relationships. My approach is centered on empowering you to overcome obstacles and live a fulfilling life. Let's work together towards a brighter, more empowered future
Struggling with stress, anxiety, or trauma? Women and children deserve a safe space to heal and thrive. As a specialized therapist, I offer compassionate, engaging, and insight-based support tailored to your unique needs. Whether navigating pressure, stress, anxiety, relationship trauma, or personal challenges, I am here to help you find resilience and peace. Together, we'll discover strategies to navigate difficult times, build inner strength, and foster healthier relationships. My approach is centered on empowering you to overcome obstacles and live a fulfilling life. Let's work together towards a brighter, more empowered future
(202) 318-1931 View (202) 318-1931
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Sonja Linn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
I view therapy as a process that can facilitate healing and change, as well as understanding and fulfillment. Whether stuck in a conflicted relationship, feeling lost, struggling with depression or anxiety, adjusting to a transition or life change, feeling unable to break unhealthy patterns or resolve past issues and pain, it can be difficult to know where to start. Together, we can explore the issues you face and identify the direction you want your life to take and the steps needed to get you there. Once established, our relationship can provide the foundation and safety for this process.
I view therapy as a process that can facilitate healing and change, as well as understanding and fulfillment. Whether stuck in a conflicted relationship, feeling lost, struggling with depression or anxiety, adjusting to a transition or life change, feeling unable to break unhealthy patterns or resolve past issues and pain, it can be difficult to know where to start. Together, we can explore the issues you face and identify the direction you want your life to take and the steps needed to get you there. Once established, our relationship can provide the foundation and safety for this process.
(202) 670-9935 View (202) 670-9935
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Pavel Snejnevski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
I have more than 25 years of experience in Clinical Psychology divided between both sides of the Atlantic. My professional and personal experience helps me relate to the culturally diverse and globally minded population of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Over the years, after graduating from a mostly research oriented graduate program in Psychology, I pursued intensive training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Group and Family Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis. I am certain that Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, correctly applied, can lead to the most dramatic and long lasting changes in patient's lives.
I have more than 25 years of experience in Clinical Psychology divided between both sides of the Atlantic. My professional and personal experience helps me relate to the culturally diverse and globally minded population of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Over the years, after graduating from a mostly research oriented graduate program in Psychology, I pursued intensive training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Group and Family Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis. I am certain that Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, correctly applied, can lead to the most dramatic and long lasting changes in patient's lives.
(202) 803-8438 View (202) 803-8438
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Walter Hillabrant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in holistic, integrated behavioral health promotion. The tools I most often use include cognitive-behavioral treatment, biofeedback training, and hypnosis. I seek to be a change agent working with individuals, couples, families, and organizations. I'm big on developing, revising, and using collaborative (me and you) treatment plans with specific goals and objectives.
I specialize in holistic, integrated behavioral health promotion. The tools I most often use include cognitive-behavioral treatment, biofeedback training, and hypnosis. I seek to be a change agent working with individuals, couples, families, and organizations. I'm big on developing, revising, and using collaborative (me and you) treatment plans with specific goals and objectives.
(202) 470-5208 View (202) 470-5208
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Mai Kindaichi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
Not accepting new clients
Many of us experience emotional hardships and strains which affect our abilities to create and sustain satisfying connections, or feel like our strongest self. Our emotions can be affected by adjustments, grief and loss, traumas, physical illness, family distress, and life transitions which can have rippling effects across our multiple roles. Taking a step to connect with a trained counseling professional,with whom you feel a strong and safe fit, can be one way to feel support and better. Through individual, couples, and/or group therapy, or appropriate assessment, I hope to offer a range of psychological support.
Many of us experience emotional hardships and strains which affect our abilities to create and sustain satisfying connections, or feel like our strongest self. Our emotions can be affected by adjustments, grief and loss, traumas, physical illness, family distress, and life transitions which can have rippling effects across our multiple roles. Taking a step to connect with a trained counseling professional,with whom you feel a strong and safe fit, can be one way to feel support and better. Through individual, couples, and/or group therapy, or appropriate assessment, I hope to offer a range of psychological support.
(202) 683-8364 x112 View (202) 683-8364 x112
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Henry A. McKinnon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, JD
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
Finding your true, authentic self can be daunting. You may feel stuck, confused, or overwhelmed by life experiences. Together we can discover the motivations, tools, and skills which will allow you to be content, more-productive, and less anxious. In a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space, you and I can explore your patterns of thinking and feeling, and the meanings behind them. We will remove obstacles which get in your way. Client's often tell me that my warm, non-judgmental approach and careful listening help them to feel safe, freeing them to understand themselves in ways they've never considered.
Finding your true, authentic self can be daunting. You may feel stuck, confused, or overwhelmed by life experiences. Together we can discover the motivations, tools, and skills which will allow you to be content, more-productive, and less anxious. In a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space, you and I can explore your patterns of thinking and feeling, and the meanings behind them. We will remove obstacles which get in your way. Client's often tell me that my warm, non-judgmental approach and careful listening help them to feel safe, freeing them to understand themselves in ways they've never considered.
(202) 803-8464 View (202) 803-8464
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Sahar Kabiri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC , CSAC, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
I am a therapist because I am passionate about accompanying individuals on their self-understanding, exploration, and healing journey. The environment I provide is nonjudgmental, open, and safe. It focuses on an integration of mind, body, and spirit. I believe each individual is unique so I use a variety of approaches to assist my clients, depending on individual needs. I completed my internship and residency in Community Mental Health (IOP), Juvenile Detention Center, Methadone Clinic, Private Practice (PHP), and Residential/Acute. Currently, I provide services in DC and Virginia, but I only provide virtual sessions at this time.
I am a therapist because I am passionate about accompanying individuals on their self-understanding, exploration, and healing journey. The environment I provide is nonjudgmental, open, and safe. It focuses on an integration of mind, body, and spirit. I believe each individual is unique so I use a variety of approaches to assist my clients, depending on individual needs. I completed my internship and residency in Community Mental Health (IOP), Juvenile Detention Center, Methadone Clinic, Private Practice (PHP), and Residential/Acute. Currently, I provide services in DC and Virginia, but I only provide virtual sessions at this time.
(703) 828-8830 View (703) 828-8830
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Ron Del Moro
Counselor, PhD, EdS, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
My objectives in therapy are safety and growth. We will work together to discover what is needed to create the life and relationships you want. Together, we discuss what is needed for you to thrive (and what gets in the way). I am honest and direct in my work. I am a highly empathetic, interactive, personal, and dynamic therapist who can equally support and challenge when needed. I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families with relationship issues, connections (with self and others), anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger, communication, impostor syndrome, and mindfulness.
My objectives in therapy are safety and growth. We will work together to discover what is needed to create the life and relationships you want. Together, we discuss what is needed for you to thrive (and what gets in the way). I am honest and direct in my work. I am a highly empathetic, interactive, personal, and dynamic therapist who can equally support and challenge when needed. I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and families with relationship issues, connections (with self and others), anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger, communication, impostor syndrome, and mindfulness.
(202) 729-9286 View (202) 729-9286
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Elizabeth J Gomart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd&HD, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are curious and hungry for more connection to themselves and others in their lives. When you start therapy, I will talk with you about what brings you to therapy, the life you want to create and what you think holds you back. I will reflect with you on how it feels to be with and collaborate with you on your own thriving. You are likely to display the same intra- and inter-personal patterns with me that enhance or impede your progress in your relationships at work and home. Most of my clients start therapy because of depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and work challenges.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are curious and hungry for more connection to themselves and others in their lives. When you start therapy, I will talk with you about what brings you to therapy, the life you want to create and what you think holds you back. I will reflect with you on how it feels to be with and collaborate with you on your own thriving. You are likely to display the same intra- and inter-personal patterns with me that enhance or impede your progress in your relationships at work and home. Most of my clients start therapy because of depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and work challenges.
(202) 417-3158 View (202) 417-3158
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Sarah Pearl Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
Sarah Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Art Therapist with 10 years of experience in individual therapy and child and family consultation work. She is passionate about combining art therapy and play techniques in her practice to help clients with adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. During the pandemic, she opened her practice to more adult-focused work, performing telehealth sessions and leading group art therapy for cancer survivors. Sarah completed her Master of Science in Counseling and Art Therapy from Mount Mary University.
Sarah Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Art Therapist with 10 years of experience in individual therapy and child and family consultation work. She is passionate about combining art therapy and play techniques in her practice to help clients with adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, and major life transitions. During the pandemic, she opened her practice to more adult-focused work, performing telehealth sessions and leading group art therapy for cancer survivors. Sarah completed her Master of Science in Counseling and Art Therapy from Mount Mary University.
(833) 658-9118 View (833) 658-9118
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Chyna Holmes-Brantly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 29 years of experience in the area of mental health/clinical counseling; I am passionate about helping the WHOLE person on their path to healing. In my practice, I have extensive training and background in trauma focused therapy and military mental health. My mission is to help others utilize and implement the practical tools used in my practice to identify and resolve the root issues that have kept many of us from living in our truth and manifesting the life we DESIRE! Ase!
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 29 years of experience in the area of mental health/clinical counseling; I am passionate about helping the WHOLE person on their path to healing. In my practice, I have extensive training and background in trauma focused therapy and military mental health. My mission is to help others utilize and implement the practical tools used in my practice to identify and resolve the root issues that have kept many of us from living in our truth and manifesting the life we DESIRE! Ase!
(866) 744-3502 x1 View (866) 744-3502 x1
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Robyn Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
I have worked with clients who have experienced loss, depression, trauma, anger management, anxiety, low self esteem, medical and other mental health behavioral health challenges. My desire is to offer clients a safe space to process, identify, and or cope with the stressors of life. I believe in providing counseling that is client centered and strength based.
I have worked with clients who have experienced loss, depression, trauma, anger management, anxiety, low self esteem, medical and other mental health behavioral health challenges. My desire is to offer clients a safe space to process, identify, and or cope with the stressors of life. I believe in providing counseling that is client centered and strength based.
(202) 751-4056 View (202) 751-4056
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Brit Egan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
[Offering Secure Video Options to individuals in VA & DC] Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” These words, written by Pema Chödrön, capture the nature of the therapeutic relationship. Our work will look like joining together as we honor your story and compassionately notice the places in your heart that feel broken and are hurting.
[Offering Secure Video Options to individuals in VA & DC] Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” These words, written by Pema Chödrön, capture the nature of the therapeutic relationship. Our work will look like joining together as we honor your story and compassionately notice the places in your heart that feel broken and are hurting.
(202) 831-1905 View (202) 831-1905
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Dr. Divya Babbar
Psychological Associate, MPsy, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
If you’re looking for therapy, there is a possibility that you've been experiencing the pain and challenges that come with being human – likely more than the joy and fulfillment that also come with life experiences. Together, we'll work on understanding your pain and challenges so that we can identify solutions and ultimately help you find relief. As your therapist, I will help you engage in curiosity over the multidimensional nature of your experiences – including exploration of issues related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, and class. You may find exploration of these issues integral to understanding your experiences.
If you’re looking for therapy, there is a possibility that you've been experiencing the pain and challenges that come with being human – likely more than the joy and fulfillment that also come with life experiences. Together, we'll work on understanding your pain and challenges so that we can identify solutions and ultimately help you find relief. As your therapist, I will help you engage in curiosity over the multidimensional nature of your experiences – including exploration of issues related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, and class. You may find exploration of these issues integral to understanding your experiences.
(202) 517-1798 View (202) 517-1798
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Anita Gadhia-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I have expertise in working with alcoholism, addictions, and recovery issues; and with relationship, couple and family issues. I have worked in the field for over twenty years. I work with adults and adolescents, in individual, couple and family modalities. My approach is to meet you where you are, and to help you to move towards your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth. I use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based techniques. Website: practicaltherapy.net.
Therapy is a journey through which we find our authentic selves and become the best we can be. I have expertise in working with alcoholism, addictions, and recovery issues; and with relationship, couple and family issues. I have worked in the field for over twenty years. I work with adults and adolescents, in individual, couple and family modalities. My approach is to meet you where you are, and to help you to move towards your goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve maximum growth. I use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strengths-based techniques. Website: practicaltherapy.net.
(202) 618-9142 View (202) 618-9142
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Dr. Brooke Stroud
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MSc
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
I offer an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness to achieve the change you seek. I am also trained in Play Therapy, SPACE for parents of anxious children, adolescents and young adults, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I offer an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness to achieve the change you seek. I am also trained in Play Therapy, SPACE for parents of anxious children, adolescents and young adults, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(202) 972-7179 View (202) 972-7179
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Lakeiya Cherry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
I specialize in empowering adults who struggle with persistent worry during life-altering changes (ex., relocation, grief, loss of employment, new relationships, etc.), guiding them to reclaim control over their lives and cultivate a positive self-image. Together, we'll navigate the challenges, fostering a newfound trust in your abilities, free from judgment and comparison.
I specialize in empowering adults who struggle with persistent worry during life-altering changes (ex., relocation, grief, loss of employment, new relationships, etc.), guiding them to reclaim control over their lives and cultivate a positive self-image. Together, we'll navigate the challenges, fostering a newfound trust in your abilities, free from judgment and comparison.
(202) 609-7523 View (202) 609-7523
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Joanna Chakerian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
I work with adults 18 and older on a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, trauma, eating and body image issues, and grief/loss. My therapeutic approach is primarily psychodynamic, while incorporating cognitive behavioral and mindfulness modalities. I believe in creating a warm, non-judgmental and engaging environment to understand clients’ unique goals, strengths, and challenges. I consider it a privilege to help my clients walk through the ups and downs of their daily lives, and grow and thrive in the long term.
I work with adults 18 and older on a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, trauma, eating and body image issues, and grief/loss. My therapeutic approach is primarily psychodynamic, while incorporating cognitive behavioral and mindfulness modalities. I believe in creating a warm, non-judgmental and engaging environment to understand clients’ unique goals, strengths, and challenges. I consider it a privilege to help my clients walk through the ups and downs of their daily lives, and grow and thrive in the long term.
(301) 396-7768 View (301) 396-7768
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Kelly G. Ezickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007
Not accepting new clients
There are few things more painful than feeling isolated and alone. Many people enter therapy because they are feeling alone, disconnected and their relationships are suffering. I see therapy as a place where you can feel truly heard, seen, and understood and it is in this safe place that you can begin to make more satisfying and effective life decisions. I work with people to help them understand the unconscious role they may be playing in life decisions and to develop a life of confidence and joy. I work with adults, couples, and families around issues of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and addictions.
There are few things more painful than feeling isolated and alone. Many people enter therapy because they are feeling alone, disconnected and their relationships are suffering. I see therapy as a place where you can feel truly heard, seen, and understood and it is in this safe place that you can begin to make more satisfying and effective life decisions. I work with people to help them understand the unconscious role they may be playing in life decisions and to develop a life of confidence and joy. I work with adults, couples, and families around issues of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and addictions.
(774) 221-6105 View (774) 221-6105

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Number of Therapists in Georgetown, Washington, DC

300+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Georgetown, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Cigna and Evernorth
52% Aetna
40% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Georgetown, Washington, DC see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Georgetown, 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.