Therapists in West End, Washington, DC

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Frog Point Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD , MFT, LPC
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
Frog Point Therapy are DC's relationship experts. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of being human: relationship to self, others, and the world. Our therapists specialize in curating a highly individualized treatment experience. We integrate classic western psychotherapeutic approaches, eastern wisdom traditions, and modern research on human development to help clients create stronger bonds with ourselves, the people in our lives, and the world around us and believe that healthy relationships on all three levels are essential to well-being and happiness.
Frog Point Therapy are DC's relationship experts. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of being human: relationship to self, others, and the world. Our therapists specialize in curating a highly individualized treatment experience. We integrate classic western psychotherapeutic approaches, eastern wisdom traditions, and modern research on human development to help clients create stronger bonds with ourselves, the people in our lives, and the world around us and believe that healthy relationships on all three levels are essential to well-being and happiness.
(202) 519-1046 x1 View (202) 519-1046 x1
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Philip Gloninger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, Washington, DC 20037
In life, work, and relationships, do you ever find yourself feeling as if something is missing? Sitting with such a feeling is difficult, and, in our work together, I will use a blend of honesty and compassion to explore those feelings with you. My approach is warm, engaging, direct, and depth-oriented. As a therapist, I want to meet you where you are and to know you and how you think about yourself in the world. We will create a space to collaboratively discover how certain beliefs may be misperceptions or adding to the sense of limitation that you feel.
In life, work, and relationships, do you ever find yourself feeling as if something is missing? Sitting with such a feeling is difficult, and, in our work together, I will use a blend of honesty and compassion to explore those feelings with you. My approach is warm, engaging, direct, and depth-oriented. As a therapist, I want to meet you where you are and to know you and how you think about yourself in the world. We will create a space to collaboratively discover how certain beliefs may be misperceptions or adding to the sense of limitation that you feel.
(610) 756-8151 View (610) 756-8151
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Natalie X Korytnyk
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
Are you feeling frustrated, stuck, or unhappy in your work life or relationships? Is there a deep loneliness with no one to talk to or really understand? Psychotherapy can help and heal. With over 30 years experience, I work by creating a safe, nurturing and understanding therapeutic relationship. My approach is to actively listen and work collaboratively on gaining a deeper understanding of the feelings, internal struggles, obstacles, the impact of earlier life experiences, as well as repeating patterns of behavior that may be underlying symptoms and the root cause of difficulties.
Are you feeling frustrated, stuck, or unhappy in your work life or relationships? Is there a deep loneliness with no one to talk to or really understand? Psychotherapy can help and heal. With over 30 years experience, I work by creating a safe, nurturing and understanding therapeutic relationship. My approach is to actively listen and work collaboratively on gaining a deeper understanding of the feelings, internal struggles, obstacles, the impact of earlier life experiences, as well as repeating patterns of behavior that may be underlying symptoms and the root cause of difficulties.
(202) 681-2924 View (202) 681-2924
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Teresa Harris
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MBA, CPT
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches. After 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry, I’ve worked with those struggling with unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. Working with these clients often utilizes elements of mindfulness and self-compassion toward a life of more self-love.
My work begins with a very person-centered approach, recognizing my role as one to listen and empower a client as they create the life they want to live. I often incorporate techniques from solution-focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches. After 10 years in the fitness/wellness industry, I’ve worked with those struggling with unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. Working with these clients often utilizes elements of mindfulness and self-compassion toward a life of more self-love.
(202) 769-0591 View (202) 769-0591
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Sandra L Francis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm a psychologist who has lived in the Washington DC area for nearly thirty years. I know that life in this region can be stressful, with traffic, high-pressure jobs, and interpersonal demands. I help people find ways to cope with these pressures and life's many challenges, including relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, self-defeating behaviors, emotional reactivity, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and life transitions. I believe that a therapeutic relationship offering confidentiality, safety, respect, curiosity, and a little humor, provides the most fertile soil for self exploration, healing, and growth.
Hi! I'm a psychologist who has lived in the Washington DC area for nearly thirty years. I know that life in this region can be stressful, with traffic, high-pressure jobs, and interpersonal demands. I help people find ways to cope with these pressures and life's many challenges, including relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, self-defeating behaviors, emotional reactivity, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and life transitions. I believe that a therapeutic relationship offering confidentiality, safety, respect, curiosity, and a little humor, provides the most fertile soil for self exploration, healing, and growth.
(202) 831-0310 View (202) 831-0310
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Glen Bradley
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, Washington, DC 20037
Imagine starting your day with excitement, a clear sense of purpose, strong sense of self, and feeling present and prepared. Now, how did this morning unfold? Notice a difference? I help people find meaning in their lives, reconnect with joy, explore identity, heal mind-body connections, cope with stress in the body, and explore how these issues show up in relationships. I help my clients find a sense of "home" after major life changes, such as navigating career shifts, coming out of the closet, changes in relationships, and healing from trauma.
Imagine starting your day with excitement, a clear sense of purpose, strong sense of self, and feeling present and prepared. Now, how did this morning unfold? Notice a difference? I help people find meaning in their lives, reconnect with joy, explore identity, heal mind-body connections, cope with stress in the body, and explore how these issues show up in relationships. I help my clients find a sense of "home" after major life changes, such as navigating career shifts, coming out of the closet, changes in relationships, and healing from trauma.
(202) 900-3971 x5 View (202) 900-3971 x5
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Martha Dupecher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
By the time people get to me they’ve often tried many things. They’ve read self-help books, perused articles, confided in friends about problems that just don’t seem to go away. Those issues span the gamut, from difficulty with family members to on-the-job problems, to outright trauma, to a nagging sense of dissatisfaction with life. “What can I do about this?” people want to know. My answer is usually something along the lines of “Let’s try to understand more.” Things are often not what they seem at first glance. My office is a place to figure things out, to increase empathy for yourself and others, and to make needed changes.
By the time people get to me they’ve often tried many things. They’ve read self-help books, perused articles, confided in friends about problems that just don’t seem to go away. Those issues span the gamut, from difficulty with family members to on-the-job problems, to outright trauma, to a nagging sense of dissatisfaction with life. “What can I do about this?” people want to know. My answer is usually something along the lines of “Let’s try to understand more.” Things are often not what they seem at first glance. My office is a place to figure things out, to increase empathy for yourself and others, and to make needed changes.
(202) 760-4890 View (202) 760-4890
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Amy Hall
Counselor, MS, LGPC, NCC
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
I believe that most people struggle at some points in their life. Many people find a way through that struggle, but it can take a while, and some people get stuck in the struggle. I can help you get to the root of what’s holding you back. One of my strengths is helping people dig through the clutter to find the real reasons they are stuck. Therapy is a place to process emotions and examine ways of thinking that hold us back from living a fuller and more fulfilling life. My priorities are to meet you where you are, figure out what’s going on together, and develop effective plans for change, to conquer challenges and nurture growth.
I believe that most people struggle at some points in their life. Many people find a way through that struggle, but it can take a while, and some people get stuck in the struggle. I can help you get to the root of what’s holding you back. One of my strengths is helping people dig through the clutter to find the real reasons they are stuck. Therapy is a place to process emotions and examine ways of thinking that hold us back from living a fuller and more fulfilling life. My priorities are to meet you where you are, figure out what’s going on together, and develop effective plans for change, to conquer challenges and nurture growth.
(202) 760-4829 x3 View (202) 760-4829 x3
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Mina Barimany
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MFT
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
Unlike many professionals who treat a range of issues, Dr. Barimany has cultivated a specialization in adult cognitive development. Human beings have fundamental needs for intra-personal and inter-personal happiness: the ability to perceive reality accurately, to know oneself, be in fulfilling relationships, and make healthy decisions. Dr. Barimany's work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and mental health professionals develop parts of the mind that are ripe for growth to improve the quality of life, cultivate professional growth, and find intrinsic freedom and happiness.
Unlike many professionals who treat a range of issues, Dr. Barimany has cultivated a specialization in adult cognitive development. Human beings have fundamental needs for intra-personal and inter-personal happiness: the ability to perceive reality accurately, to know oneself, be in fulfilling relationships, and make healthy decisions. Dr. Barimany's work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and mental health professionals develop parts of the mind that are ripe for growth to improve the quality of life, cultivate professional growth, and find intrinsic freedom and happiness.
(202) 838-4017 x1 View (202) 838-4017 x1
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Michael F Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LLC
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
Michael F. Shea, LICSW, is a integrative psychotherapist operating a private practice in Washington, DC with over 28 years of experience. Utilizing a holistic approach to health and healing, he integrates the disciplines of Social Work, Mind-Body Medicine, and Spirituality to aid those who seek self-awareness. He works with individuals, couples, families, groups, and corporate executive teams. His specialties include: addictions, mood disorders, pain management, crisis intervention, spiritual crisis, and strategic planning. He is certified by and is on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.
Michael F. Shea, LICSW, is a integrative psychotherapist operating a private practice in Washington, DC with over 28 years of experience. Utilizing a holistic approach to health and healing, he integrates the disciplines of Social Work, Mind-Body Medicine, and Spirituality to aid those who seek self-awareness. He works with individuals, couples, families, groups, and corporate executive teams. His specialties include: addictions, mood disorders, pain management, crisis intervention, spiritual crisis, and strategic planning. He is certified by and is on the faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.
(202) 760-2045 View (202) 760-2045
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Sheva Melmed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
West End, Washington, DC 20037
It is brave to choose how you want to craft your life. Many people are struggling through big life transitions, are unhappy in their relationships, or they want to move past anxiety and depression. Therapy is a place to understand what is happening now, and how to create something different and better to feel more satisfied. If this is you, I offer a space to look at and understand what is happening in your life, and how you can regain a sense of agency to create what you want. I am warm and engaging, and together we find patterns in your life that keep showing up and getting in your way. We look at how to cultivate what you want.
It is brave to choose how you want to craft your life. Many people are struggling through big life transitions, are unhappy in their relationships, or they want to move past anxiety and depression. Therapy is a place to understand what is happening now, and how to create something different and better to feel more satisfied. If this is you, I offer a space to look at and understand what is happening in your life, and how you can regain a sense of agency to create what you want. I am warm and engaging, and together we find patterns in your life that keep showing up and getting in your way. We look at how to cultivate what you want.
(202) 952-8507 View (202) 952-8507
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Zoeann Finzi-Adams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
West End, Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Finding the right therapist is like any other relationship in our lives, it's important that it's the right fit. My therapeutic style is warm, engaging, and collaborative. My priority is making sure the therapeutic relationship is a space where you can feel open to share your fears, dreams, goals, and authentic self while being supportively challenged on the things that are impeding your happiness and contributing to your distress. Throughout this process we will consider the role of your unique cultural identities and how your life experiences have influenced the person you are and hope to be.
Finding the right therapist is like any other relationship in our lives, it's important that it's the right fit. My therapeutic style is warm, engaging, and collaborative. My priority is making sure the therapeutic relationship is a space where you can feel open to share your fears, dreams, goals, and authentic self while being supportively challenged on the things that are impeding your happiness and contributing to your distress. Throughout this process we will consider the role of your unique cultural identities and how your life experiences have influenced the person you are and hope to be.
(202) 991-4526 View (202) 991-4526
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Meme Rhee
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20007  (Online Only)
As a certified psychoanalyst, I specialize in treating teens and adults who struggle with depression; intense anxiety; obsessive-compulsive symptoms including invasive, disturbing thoughts; intolerable, painful emotions; high-conflict relationships; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; substance and/or alcohol abuse; eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Our collaboration strives to help you find internal harmony. My method of investigation of the mind is designed to help you gain clarity in your thinking, achieve emotional containment and experience self-empowerment.
As a certified psychoanalyst, I specialize in treating teens and adults who struggle with depression; intense anxiety; obsessive-compulsive symptoms including invasive, disturbing thoughts; intolerable, painful emotions; high-conflict relationships; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; substance and/or alcohol abuse; eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Our collaboration strives to help you find internal harmony. My method of investigation of the mind is designed to help you gain clarity in your thinking, achieve emotional containment and experience self-empowerment.
(202) 946-7632 View (202) 946-7632
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Amber R Cargill
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
West End, Washington, DC 20037
**Due to COVID-19, all services are virtual.** The decision to engage in the process of seeking help or making change is one that takes courage. It is important that the professional you work with has an appreciation for your story and your context.
**Due to COVID-19, all services are virtual.** The decision to engage in the process of seeking help or making change is one that takes courage. It is important that the professional you work with has an appreciation for your story and your context.
(703) 879-6616 View (703) 879-6616
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Noelle Stabler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LICSW
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Using a non-judgmental, empathic, and warm approach, I like to meet each client where they are at and utilize the modalities that best suit their needs. I believe that by creating a safe space to feel heard and understood, the therapeutic relationship can foster increased self-awareness, acceptance, and personal growth in many ways. I enjoy working with women, including college/graduate students and young adults. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, women’s issues, body image/self-esteem issues, and managing life stressors and transitions.
Using a non-judgmental, empathic, and warm approach, I like to meet each client where they are at and utilize the modalities that best suit their needs. I believe that by creating a safe space to feel heard and understood, the therapeutic relationship can foster increased self-awareness, acceptance, and personal growth in many ways. I enjoy working with women, including college/graduate students and young adults. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, women’s issues, body image/self-esteem issues, and managing life stressors and transitions.
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Sarah Hoops
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, Washington, DC 20036
Sarah specializes in supporting trauma survivors, including survivors of sexual violence, emotional abuse or neglect, harmful relationships, and traumatic loss. She also provides affirming therapy for disabled and chronically ill folks, drawing from her passion for Disability Justice, as well as her own lived experience navigating chronic illness in ableist culture. Sarah uses self-compassion and Internal Family Systems-informed "parts work," guiding you to build a loving relationship with yourself - even (especially) the parts of yourself that might feel troublesome or unworthy.
Sarah specializes in supporting trauma survivors, including survivors of sexual violence, emotional abuse or neglect, harmful relationships, and traumatic loss. She also provides affirming therapy for disabled and chronically ill folks, drawing from her passion for Disability Justice, as well as her own lived experience navigating chronic illness in ableist culture. Sarah uses self-compassion and Internal Family Systems-informed "parts work," guiding you to build a loving relationship with yourself - even (especially) the parts of yourself that might feel troublesome or unworthy.
(202) 840-8649 x4 View (202) 840-8649 x4
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Hannah Braunstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR-C
Verified
6 Endorsed
West End, Washington, DC 20037
Using the powerful tools of EMDR and Brainspotting to directly heal the nervous system and create new neural pathways in the brain, I will guide you from feeling stuck in old patterns to change with confidence and expansiveness. Together, we can free you from old traumas and habits to move past the past with renewed strength, real growth, and authenticity. It is possible to gain resilience and transform your life to live in the present moment and create meaningful relationships.
Using the powerful tools of EMDR and Brainspotting to directly heal the nervous system and create new neural pathways in the brain, I will guide you from feeling stuck in old patterns to change with confidence and expansiveness. Together, we can free you from old traumas and habits to move past the past with renewed strength, real growth, and authenticity. It is possible to gain resilience and transform your life to live in the present moment and create meaningful relationships.
(202) 559-4985 View (202) 559-4985
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Ina von Ber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
LIFE & EXEC Coaching- Expats, Gov., Mil., Diplomatic Community, Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue! We work together to set & accomplish your goals! Clients successfully decreased stress & anxiety, achieve work-life balance, enhance communication & interpersonal skills, improve time management & productivity, sharpen decision-making skills, improve relationships with colleagues, friends, and family, gain clarity & focus on personal & professional goals, improve leadership and management skills, unleash creativity & innovation.
LIFE & EXEC Coaching- Expats, Gov., Mil., Diplomatic Community, Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue! We work together to set & accomplish your goals! Clients successfully decreased stress & anxiety, achieve work-life balance, enhance communication & interpersonal skills, improve time management & productivity, sharpen decision-making skills, improve relationships with colleagues, friends, and family, gain clarity & focus on personal & professional goals, improve leadership and management skills, unleash creativity & innovation.
(202) 873-1784 View (202) 873-1784
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Kimberly Ottinger
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
Your heart has been broken - you just went through a painful breakup. You feel like life as you know it is over and you can't imagine ever feeling good again or getting back into the dating world. I will coach you into making this breakup the best experience of your life. I offer one on one coaching via virtual video chat and at times that are convenient to your busy schedule - evenings, weekends, mornings, whatever works for you.
Your heart has been broken - you just went through a painful breakup. You feel like life as you know it is over and you can't imagine ever feeling good again or getting back into the dating world. I will coach you into making this breakup the best experience of your life. I offer one on one coaching via virtual video chat and at times that are convenient to your busy schedule - evenings, weekends, mornings, whatever works for you.
(202) 918-3495 View (202) 918-3495
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Krystin Harper
Counselor, MA, LGPC, NCC
Verified
West End, Washington, DC 20037
All people go through periods of darkness in life, but it is often that journey that helps illuminate the gifts of adversity within. Together, with kindness and a bit of humor, Krystin will help to empower your inner resilience and capacity to live a joyful and fulfilling life. Krystin is passionate about supporting individuals and couples. Her work is rooted in a holistic, person-centered approach to healing. She will treat you with empathy, create a non-judgmental environment in which you feel safe and heard, and work to understand your lived experiences.
All people go through periods of darkness in life, but it is often that journey that helps illuminate the gifts of adversity within. Together, with kindness and a bit of humor, Krystin will help to empower your inner resilience and capacity to live a joyful and fulfilling life. Krystin is passionate about supporting individuals and couples. Her work is rooted in a holistic, person-centered approach to healing. She will treat you with empathy, create a non-judgmental environment in which you feel safe and heard, and work to understand your lived experiences.
(202) 866-5172 x2 View (202) 866-5172 x2

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Number of Therapists in West End, Washington, DC

40+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in West End, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
79% Depression
74% Self Esteem
69% Stress
67% Life Transitions
62% Other

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in West End, Washington, DC see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West End, Washington?

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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.