Therapists in Shaw, Washington, DC

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Laureen E DiMattia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice! Thank you for considering me on your journey. I founded Seasons of Strength to provide compassionate, effective, evidence-based psychotherapy for adults, couples, and families from Washington DC. As an independent private practice clinician, I offer an individually tailored therapy experience designed to help you or your loved one reach your goals and achieve wellness. No matter how bad things might seem, no matter what challenges you are facing, I believe there is hope.
Welcome to my practice! Thank you for considering me on your journey. I founded Seasons of Strength to provide compassionate, effective, evidence-based psychotherapy for adults, couples, and families from Washington DC. As an independent private practice clinician, I offer an individually tailored therapy experience designed to help you or your loved one reach your goals and achieve wellness. No matter how bad things might seem, no matter what challenges you are facing, I believe there is hope.
(551) 231-1179 View (551) 231-1179
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Allison M. Bondanza
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Dr. Allison Bondanza is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist who specializes in assisting couples achieve healthy, satisfying relationships that are rooted in secure attachment. She uses the Psychobiological Approach to Couple's Therapy, a research-driven, holistic therapeutic model that addresses the emotional, cognitive, and biological aspects of romantic relationships. PACT combines the latest insights from neuroscience, attachment theory, and emotion regulation to help couples improve their communication, connection, intimacy and relationship satisfaction. Her approach is designed to empower clients reconnect to each other.
Dr. Allison Bondanza is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist who specializes in assisting couples achieve healthy, satisfying relationships that are rooted in secure attachment. She uses the Psychobiological Approach to Couple's Therapy, a research-driven, holistic therapeutic model that addresses the emotional, cognitive, and biological aspects of romantic relationships. PACT combines the latest insights from neuroscience, attachment theory, and emotion regulation to help couples improve their communication, connection, intimacy and relationship satisfaction. Her approach is designed to empower clients reconnect to each other.
(855) 771-5470 View (855) 771-5470
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Tara Devineni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Everyone needs support during difficult times in their lives, whether they are dealing with relationship issues, stress at home or work, or feelings of depression and anxiety with or without a clear cause. It is during times like these that therapy can help. Through our work together I will provide a safe space for painful memories and emotions to be explored and work with you to gain a deeper understanding of how these experiences continue to shape you today. Together we will work to help you develop new coping skills and bring an enhanced level of self-awareness to your life.
Everyone needs support during difficult times in their lives, whether they are dealing with relationship issues, stress at home or work, or feelings of depression and anxiety with or without a clear cause. It is during times like these that therapy can help. Through our work together I will provide a safe space for painful memories and emotions to be explored and work with you to gain a deeper understanding of how these experiences continue to shape you today. Together we will work to help you develop new coping skills and bring an enhanced level of self-awareness to your life.
(484) 424-7218 View (484) 424-7218
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Elmer Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, TPSW
Verified Verified
Shaw, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I am a therapist with experience working with diverse populations. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most critical aspects of helping others with their healing process. I take a nonjudgmental approach and ensure your voice is honored, affirmed, and valued.
I am a therapist with experience working with diverse populations. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most critical aspects of helping others with their healing process. I take a nonjudgmental approach and ensure your voice is honored, affirmed, and valued.
(855) 740-3290 View (855) 740-3290
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McKenna Polak
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
My name is McKenna Polak and I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) working at a private counseling practice, MBS Performance Counseling in Frederick, MD. We provide counseling services to adolescents with a specific focus on athletes; helping them manage anxiety, doubt, and fear in their sport, in the classroom, and in their lives. Student-athletes deal with specific challenges and demands which, as a former college athlete and coach, I understand. The MBS Performance Counseling approach is specifically geared to build resilience, grit, and self confidence in athletes age 10-24!
My name is McKenna Polak and I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) working at a private counseling practice, MBS Performance Counseling in Frederick, MD. We provide counseling services to adolescents with a specific focus on athletes; helping them manage anxiety, doubt, and fear in their sport, in the classroom, and in their lives. Student-athletes deal with specific challenges and demands which, as a former college athlete and coach, I understand. The MBS Performance Counseling approach is specifically geared to build resilience, grit, and self confidence in athletes age 10-24!
(202) 949-2833 View (202) 949-2833
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Karen Wood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Shaw, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You’re meant for something more. Maybe your past is holding your back, or you feel like something is missing but you aren’t sure what. Many of us find that previous experiences get in the way of a full and meaningful life. Maybe your struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, or challenging relationships has interfered with knowing and living into your purpose. If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I can guide you as you heal, learning to trust yourself. We will draw upon your strengths, including your spirituality and inner wisdom, so you can be kind to yourself and present for your meaningful life.
You’re meant for something more. Maybe your past is holding your back, or you feel like something is missing but you aren’t sure what. Many of us find that previous experiences get in the way of a full and meaningful life. Maybe your struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, or challenging relationships has interfered with knowing and living into your purpose. If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I can guide you as you heal, learning to trust yourself. We will draw upon your strengths, including your spirituality and inner wisdom, so you can be kind to yourself and present for your meaningful life.
(202) 998-5983 View (202) 998-5983
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Caste Energy Solutions with Davis Smith
MA, Coach
Verified Verified
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001
You feel stuck, so what if we could help you figure out not only what you want, but also how to get it? I help coach adults with anxiety from legal-related challenges (e.g., divorce, terminations, and moving) successfully navigate these transitions and create stability for their families.
You feel stuck, so what if we could help you figure out not only what you want, but also how to get it? I help coach adults with anxiety from legal-related challenges (e.g., divorce, terminations, and moving) successfully navigate these transitions and create stability for their families.
(202) 991-4482 View (202) 991-4482
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Ashley Lauren Harrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Every client I work with is multifaceted and has many identities. I adapt my approach to meet people where they are, and honor the differences between us. People often come to therapy looking for change. I aim to provide a supportive space where change can safely occur. I have training in Somatic Experiencing, and believe that supporting the mind-body connection can be a fundamental part of a full healing and growth process. I believe every person has an innate capacity to heal, adapt, and thrive, once genuine support and safety are in place. Whether you reach out to me or another therapist, I hope you find what you need.
Every client I work with is multifaceted and has many identities. I adapt my approach to meet people where they are, and honor the differences between us. People often come to therapy looking for change. I aim to provide a supportive space where change can safely occur. I have training in Somatic Experiencing, and believe that supporting the mind-body connection can be a fundamental part of a full healing and growth process. I believe every person has an innate capacity to heal, adapt, and thrive, once genuine support and safety are in place. Whether you reach out to me or another therapist, I hope you find what you need.
(202) 946-6331 View (202) 946-6331
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Ryan Robinson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
I believe that our life and cultural experiences, especially our earliest ones, are fundamental in shaping the way we view ourselves and others. It is essential to understand my patient's cultural identity (i.e., race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class) and how it has shaped their development. Often negative life experiences can create problematic ways of coping and a skewed perception of who we are in the world. This can lead to a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, shame, rejection, stress, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, and sexual intimacy.
(202) 836-6839 View (202) 836-6839
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Jennifer Loken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Many of us have had experiences, big and small, that have impacted us in powerful and unexpected ways and, for so many reasons, we haven’t had the time or space to heal from them. Often symptoms of anxiety and depression develop from our attempts to adapt to life experiences, especially those that happen early in our lives. I believe that when we develop insight into our symptoms, we are then able to change them and find new ways of getting our needs met. This is where therapy can help.
Many of us have had experiences, big and small, that have impacted us in powerful and unexpected ways and, for so many reasons, we haven’t had the time or space to heal from them. Often symptoms of anxiety and depression develop from our attempts to adapt to life experiences, especially those that happen early in our lives. I believe that when we develop insight into our symptoms, we are then able to change them and find new ways of getting our needs met. This is where therapy can help.
(202) 915-4950 View (202) 915-4950
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Ryan Maddock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
My goal as a therapist is to help you find the best ways to navigate your needs in a safe space. I will help you to engage in and to incorporate self-care into your day to day life. Have you recently felt like your life was changed forever? Have you experienced a loss of a job or a loved one or are currently in crisis? Have you experienced trauma in your life or are you feeling lost or anxious?
My goal as a therapist is to help you find the best ways to navigate your needs in a safe space. I will help you to engage in and to incorporate self-care into your day to day life. Have you recently felt like your life was changed forever? Have you experienced a loss of a job or a loved one or are currently in crisis? Have you experienced trauma in your life or are you feeling lost or anxious?
(202) 915-6273 View (202) 915-6273
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Alex Swales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Life can be messy, chaotic, and complicated; therapy reminds me of spring cleaning. Similar to spring cleaning, therapy can be slow, overwhelming, & messy. Throughout the therapeutic process, it is my goal to support clients to embrace all the parts of them in healing from trauma. Together, we will work to unpack and find meaning, connection, understanding, and even humor. I work with individuals that have experienced sexual trauma, relational trauma, eating disorders, and struggle with the impacts of trauma. I deeply enjoy working with individuals that want to deepen their connection to self and community.
Life can be messy, chaotic, and complicated; therapy reminds me of spring cleaning. Similar to spring cleaning, therapy can be slow, overwhelming, & messy. Throughout the therapeutic process, it is my goal to support clients to embrace all the parts of them in healing from trauma. Together, we will work to unpack and find meaning, connection, understanding, and even humor. I work with individuals that have experienced sexual trauma, relational trauma, eating disorders, and struggle with the impacts of trauma. I deeply enjoy working with individuals that want to deepen their connection to self and community.
(855) 922-4373 View (855) 922-4373
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Bernard John Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001
Not accepting new clients
I help clients with anxiety, depression, life transitions and career issues. I enjoy helping clients live more joyful lives that better align with their goals and desires. I appreciate how COVID-19 has affected each of us personally and professionally. My sessions are solution-focused, and I strive to help my clients in a results-oriented manner. I am both a mental health counselor and a certified life coach. We will explore the issues that might be preventing you from living your life to the fullest and together develop effective tools to help.
I help clients with anxiety, depression, life transitions and career issues. I enjoy helping clients live more joyful lives that better align with their goals and desires. I appreciate how COVID-19 has affected each of us personally and professionally. My sessions are solution-focused, and I strive to help my clients in a results-oriented manner. I am both a mental health counselor and a certified life coach. We will explore the issues that might be preventing you from living your life to the fullest and together develop effective tools to help.
(202) 350-4824 View (202) 350-4824
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Ashley Morrison
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001
We all carry around a metaphorical bag of stuff with us. That bag is filled with our thoughts, feelings, and experiences; everything that makes us who we are. In therapy, we unpack your bag together. We explore each item and get curious about it. How did that item get in the bag? What is the impact of carrying it around with you? Together, we make meaning of your items. Some items you will decide are essential. Others are weighing you down, and preventing you from being your authentic self. I help you decide what you want to do with those items and then we figure out how to do it.
We all carry around a metaphorical bag of stuff with us. That bag is filled with our thoughts, feelings, and experiences; everything that makes us who we are. In therapy, we unpack your bag together. We explore each item and get curious about it. How did that item get in the bag? What is the impact of carrying it around with you? Together, we make meaning of your items. Some items you will decide are essential. Others are weighing you down, and preventing you from being your authentic self. I help you decide what you want to do with those items and then we figure out how to do it.
(202) 933-5388 View (202) 933-5388
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Lotus Life & Career Coaching
Pre-Licensed Professional, CLC, LPC
Verified Verified
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001
I have 35 years as a college educated professional in coaching, mentoring, and tutoring individuals, corporate professionals, aspiring artists, persons undergoing significant life changes, various challenges, assorted obstacles, and difficult transitions (ie. like losing a loved one, changing careers, etc). I have dealt with extremely difficult cases that therapists can't handle, and my clients find me to be a good listener, a champion for their success, an incredible resource for all problems, and a truly compassionate & emphatic person. I specialize in business, spiritual, health/wellness, personal growth, relationships, & career
I have 35 years as a college educated professional in coaching, mentoring, and tutoring individuals, corporate professionals, aspiring artists, persons undergoing significant life changes, various challenges, assorted obstacles, and difficult transitions (ie. like losing a loved one, changing careers, etc). I have dealt with extremely difficult cases that therapists can't handle, and my clients find me to be a good listener, a champion for their success, an incredible resource for all problems, and a truly compassionate & emphatic person. I specialize in business, spiritual, health/wellness, personal growth, relationships, & career
(833) 976-4160 View (833) 976-4160
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Dr. Livia Freier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Shaw, Washington, DC 20005
Dr. Livia Freier is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in anxiety and depression, as well as ADHD, adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, and couples/marriage conflicts. Additionally, Dr. Freier works with clients who would like to gain a strong sense of self and build self-confidence both long-term and situational. Her practice is open to individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Freier also focuses on working with college students and their families. Her neuroscience research is affiliated with Brown University and her practice is located within close walking distance of the Brown University campus and RISD.
Dr. Livia Freier is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in anxiety and depression, as well as ADHD, adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, and couples/marriage conflicts. Additionally, Dr. Freier works with clients who would like to gain a strong sense of self and build self-confidence both long-term and situational. Her practice is open to individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Freier also focuses on working with college students and their families. Her neuroscience research is affiliated with Brown University and her practice is located within close walking distance of the Brown University campus and RISD.
(401) 340-2630 View (401) 340-2630
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Jessica Harris: EMDR, Brainspotting + Ketamine
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20057  (Online Only)
Are you are a business leader or executive who has limited time for weekly therapy but want to quickly reach your therapy goals? You've come to the right place. If you are struggling with personal relationships or shifting organizational changes that contribute to perfectionism, performance anxiety, restlessness, flashbacks of past traumas, and constantly feeling on edge... I can equip you with the tools you need to gain full access to the relief you need and put the control back in your hands.
Are you are a business leader or executive who has limited time for weekly therapy but want to quickly reach your therapy goals? You've come to the right place. If you are struggling with personal relationships or shifting organizational changes that contribute to perfectionism, performance anxiety, restlessness, flashbacks of past traumas, and constantly feeling on edge... I can equip you with the tools you need to gain full access to the relief you need and put the control back in your hands.
(240) 220-9423 View (240) 220-9423
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Loren Biggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you navigating a transition in your life, experiencing an unusual amount of stress, or finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? Do you want to better understand yourself and your relationships with your partner, family, friends, or coworkers? You are wired for belonging and connection and want intimacy and authenticity in your relationships. When these needs are not being met, you feel detached, adrift, sad, and irritable. It is difficult, but this can be the perfect opportunity for creating a new, healthier "normal."
Are you navigating a transition in your life, experiencing an unusual amount of stress, or finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? Do you want to better understand yourself and your relationships with your partner, family, friends, or coworkers? You are wired for belonging and connection and want intimacy and authenticity in your relationships. When these needs are not being met, you feel detached, adrift, sad, and irritable. It is difficult, but this can be the perfect opportunity for creating a new, healthier "normal."
(301) 965-1163 View (301) 965-1163
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Amaris Watson Gale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Somatic, Sex and Talk Therapist. Are you struggling with intimacy, stress or anxiety? Do you find it difficult to experience clarity and find pleasure in your life and relationship? Im here to help. With advanced training in trauma and sexuality, Im here to support you with navigating intimacy, reducing stress and enhancing your wellbeing. My approach is described as insightful, creative, solution oriented and integrative as I combine somatic and talk therapy techniques and sex therapy to help address the sexual and emotional aspects of your experience.
Somatic, Sex and Talk Therapist. Are you struggling with intimacy, stress or anxiety? Do you find it difficult to experience clarity and find pleasure in your life and relationship? Im here to help. With advanced training in trauma and sexuality, Im here to support you with navigating intimacy, reducing stress and enhancing your wellbeing. My approach is described as insightful, creative, solution oriented and integrative as I combine somatic and talk therapy techniques and sex therapy to help address the sexual and emotional aspects of your experience.
(410) 469-8684 View (410) 469-8684
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Thomas I Knedler
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shaw, Washington, DC 20001
Are you tired of not living up to your potential? Are situations from your past not allowing you to live in the moment or prepare for your future? Do you feel misunderstood and unappreciated? Do you want to learn to value "you"? You are an unique individual, and you deserve therapy that is tailored to your specific needs. I will work with you to try to help you achieve your goals and address your concerns in a manner that is effective for you within a warm and nonjudgmental atmosphere. We will work as a team as you are the expert on you!
Are you tired of not living up to your potential? Are situations from your past not allowing you to live in the moment or prepare for your future? Do you feel misunderstood and unappreciated? Do you want to learn to value "you"? You are an unique individual, and you deserve therapy that is tailored to your specific needs. I will work with you to try to help you achieve your goals and address your concerns in a manner that is effective for you within a warm and nonjudgmental atmosphere. We will work as a team as you are the expert on you!
(703) 352-3822 x1015 View (703) 352-3822 x1015

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Number of Therapists in Shaw, Washington, DC

300+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Shaw, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% CareFirst
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Shaw, Washington, DC see their clients

50% Online Only
50% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shaw, 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.