Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Photo of Kimberly Maher, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Baltimore, MD
Kimberly Maher
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21217  (Online Only)
It is time for you to be empowered, time for you to leave your worries at the door, time to create a safe space to process your stressors, and redefine your feelings/thoughts/distress. I have been a therapist for over 10 years and believe that therapy is a team approach. You have the voice to work together to create your own new path. Each person is unique and the therapeutic approach should be that way as well. I do not believe in therapy being a "one shoe fits all" approach and as a result I am more of an eclectic therapist. I have worked with ages 4 and up, but my true passion is working with 13 and up.
It is time for you to be empowered, time for you to leave your worries at the door, time to create a safe space to process your stressors, and redefine your feelings/thoughts/distress. I have been a therapist for over 10 years and believe that therapy is a team approach. You have the voice to work together to create your own new path. Each person is unique and the therapeutic approach should be that way as well. I do not believe in therapy being a "one shoe fits all" approach and as a result I am more of an eclectic therapist. I have worked with ages 4 and up, but my true passion is working with 13 and up.
(443) 981-2382 View (443) 981-2382
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Jeffrey Thompson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
I'm here to walk alongside you on your journey to healing and personal growth. Life can be challenging, and I believe that everyone has the strength within them to overcome their struggles and achieve their goals. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or any other obstacle, I'm here to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself freely.
I'm here to walk alongside you on your journey to healing and personal growth. Life can be challenging, and I believe that everyone has the strength within them to overcome their struggles and achieve their goals. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or any other obstacle, I'm here to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself freely.
(667) 868-1150 View (667) 868-1150
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Nicole Banks
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
Nicole works with individuals to help them identify their strengths, and uses behavioral and experiential approaches to move towards their goals. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Client-Centered therapy to help her clients find their inner strengths for continued growth. She has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that allows her to incorporate and teach her clients skills to improve and maintain their social, emotional well-being. Nicole is also experienced in using games and play with children to help them reach their own goals.
Nicole works with individuals to help them identify their strengths, and uses behavioral and experiential approaches to move towards their goals. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Client-Centered therapy to help her clients find their inner strengths for continued growth. She has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that allows her to incorporate and teach her clients skills to improve and maintain their social, emotional well-being. Nicole is also experienced in using games and play with children to help them reach their own goals.
(667) 206-3691 View (667) 206-3691
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Toni ( Adhikari) Antoinette Vlasits
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
You are a unique magnificent being of Love, Peace, Joy and Light. You are whole and total...not separate from anyone or anything. It in only believing in thoughts, judgments, especially negative ones, that creates suffering, I would love to support you in: 1) learning how not to believe negative thoughts, rather observe and see through them and challenge them:2) when you do identify with them resulting in fear, pain, anger, or sadness how to directly experience them in your heart or body without story so they dissolve. 3) discover you are what you are looking for and have all the answers within and sit in the splendor of this.
You are a unique magnificent being of Love, Peace, Joy and Light. You are whole and total...not separate from anyone or anything. It in only believing in thoughts, judgments, especially negative ones, that creates suffering, I would love to support you in: 1) learning how not to believe negative thoughts, rather observe and see through them and challenge them:2) when you do identify with them resulting in fear, pain, anger, or sadness how to directly experience them in your heart or body without story so they dissolve. 3) discover you are what you are looking for and have all the answers within and sit in the splendor of this.
(410) 304-6202 View (410) 304-6202
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Mary M Solarz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Life is full of challenges which often can be overwhelming and stressful. You may be feeling anxious, depressed and/or confused. It takes courage and strength to reach out and allow yourself to be vulnerable and to share your inner most thoughts, feelings and experiences. I am here to offer support, guidance and encouragement as we explore together whatever you are facing in your life. I find that when we allow ourselves to be “In the state of possibility!” that the door to change and transformation is open. I am a trauma informed therapist with Holistic Healing CC and specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults.
Life is full of challenges which often can be overwhelming and stressful. You may be feeling anxious, depressed and/or confused. It takes courage and strength to reach out and allow yourself to be vulnerable and to share your inner most thoughts, feelings and experiences. I am here to offer support, guidance and encouragement as we explore together whatever you are facing in your life. I find that when we allow ourselves to be “In the state of possibility!” that the door to change and transformation is open. I am a trauma informed therapist with Holistic Healing CC and specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults.
(410) 755-5088 View (410) 755-5088
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Lori E Firestone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21213  (Online Only)
Welcome, thanks for considering me as your new therapist. I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years and in private practice for about 10 years. I work with adults and couples on a range of issues. If there is an area not listed in the specialties section in which you are interested, please don't hesitate to reach out to see if we would be a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you!
Welcome, thanks for considering me as your new therapist. I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years and in private practice for about 10 years. I work with adults and couples on a range of issues. If there is an area not listed in the specialties section in which you are interested, please don't hesitate to reach out to see if we would be a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you!
(202) 792-3259 View (202) 792-3259
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Emily Margaret Haddad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
I am a therapist with 13 years experience who recently relocated to Maryland. I have specialized my work in the medical setting with those with chronic illnesses and have also cared for many in the LGBTQI+ community. I enjoy providing counseling to pre-teens, teens and young adults. I have had the privilege to witness the most vulnerable moments with my clients and then observe their growth, healing, and evolution. I would be honored to play a role in your journey too. The idea of therapy is challenging for some. I focus on meeting my clients at their comfort level and prioritize their personal goals and needs.
I am a therapist with 13 years experience who recently relocated to Maryland. I have specialized my work in the medical setting with those with chronic illnesses and have also cared for many in the LGBTQI+ community. I enjoy providing counseling to pre-teens, teens and young adults. I have had the privilege to witness the most vulnerable moments with my clients and then observe their growth, healing, and evolution. I would be honored to play a role in your journey too. The idea of therapy is challenging for some. I focus on meeting my clients at their comfort level and prioritize their personal goals and needs.
(443) 347-6558 View (443) 347-6558
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Sheila V. Graham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I view therapy as a journey that both client and therapist embark on together towards increased understanding, empowerment and healing. Whether this is your first therapeutic journey or one of many, I believe you are the expert of your own experience. Your wisdom coupled with my clinical expertise, provide the foundation for a healing connection in a therapeutic setting. I work both with individuals with diagnosable symptoms (e.g. depression, anxiety, bereavement, etc.) and less concrete emotional struggles (e.g. relational difficulties, identity exploration, life transitions, body image, etc.).
I view therapy as a journey that both client and therapist embark on together towards increased understanding, empowerment and healing. Whether this is your first therapeutic journey or one of many, I believe you are the expert of your own experience. Your wisdom coupled with my clinical expertise, provide the foundation for a healing connection in a therapeutic setting. I work both with individuals with diagnosable symptoms (e.g. depression, anxiety, bereavement, etc.) and less concrete emotional struggles (e.g. relational difficulties, identity exploration, life transitions, body image, etc.).
(667) 281-1009 View (667) 281-1009
Photo of James Cole Abrams, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Baltimore, MD
James Cole Abrams
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LAC, CMIT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
Substance abuse is not a problem, it's a symptom. Many of us carry a deep pain within, and work to hide it behind substance and behavioral addictions. Often what looks like selfish or harmful behavior is really just a person's best effort at dealing with the pain, frustration, and disconnection they feel every day. As a therapist, my aim is to provide the warmth, stability, and emotional space for you to safely and effectively explore what you need in order to grow into who you know you can be.
Substance abuse is not a problem, it's a symptom. Many of us carry a deep pain within, and work to hide it behind substance and behavioral addictions. Often what looks like selfish or harmful behavior is really just a person's best effort at dealing with the pain, frustration, and disconnection they feel every day. As a therapist, my aim is to provide the warmth, stability, and emotional space for you to safely and effectively explore what you need in order to grow into who you know you can be.
(301) 579-0409 View (301) 579-0409
Photo of Courtney Katzenberg, Counselor in Baltimore, MD
Courtney Katzenberg
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
I tailor each session to the client in front of me as everyone's goals and experiences are unique. When I work with a couple, I provide the space and tools so each partner can feel seen and heard. If I am working with an individual, I help clients slow down so they can learn their thoughts and behavior patterns, choosing to move forward with intention. Tools like self-compassion and emotional awareness can help us identify and change behaviors that are a reaction to unmet needs and previous moments of distress. For many people, those skills were rarely modeled or explicitly taught making it challenging to start implementing them.
I tailor each session to the client in front of me as everyone's goals and experiences are unique. When I work with a couple, I provide the space and tools so each partner can feel seen and heard. If I am working with an individual, I help clients slow down so they can learn their thoughts and behavior patterns, choosing to move forward with intention. Tools like self-compassion and emotional awareness can help us identify and change behaviors that are a reaction to unmet needs and previous moments of distress. For many people, those skills were rarely modeled or explicitly taught making it challenging to start implementing them.
(443) 888-2963 View (443) 888-2963
Photo of Tara Stack, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Tara Stack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
During our therapy sessions, you'll find a safe and welcoming environment where your identity is valued and appreciated. We'll explore how your past and present experiences have shaped your feelings of distress, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness. Together, we'll uncover the ways you've adapted to these experiences and how they impact your stress and relationships. My aim is to assist and inspire you as you navigate and overcome these challenges. I work with clients ranging from children (8+), adolescents, and young adults, utilizing an anti-oppressive approach to ensure inclusivity and empowerment for all.
During our therapy sessions, you'll find a safe and welcoming environment where your identity is valued and appreciated. We'll explore how your past and present experiences have shaped your feelings of distress, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness. Together, we'll uncover the ways you've adapted to these experiences and how they impact your stress and relationships. My aim is to assist and inspire you as you navigate and overcome these challenges. I work with clients ranging from children (8+), adolescents, and young adults, utilizing an anti-oppressive approach to ensure inclusivity and empowerment for all.
(410) 724-1366 View (410) 724-1366
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Andrew B. Bertell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. A decision to face what ails and challenges us, to commit to growing and making more of our own happiness and fulfillment is a distinctly personal one. And it is one that I would be glad to partner in with you.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. A decision to face what ails and challenges us, to commit to growing and making more of our own happiness and fulfillment is a distinctly personal one. And it is one that I would be glad to partner in with you.
(443) 666-3249 View (443) 666-3249
Photo of Matthew Figiel-Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Matthew Figiel-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Not all therapists are the same. I help my clients find practical solutions to the issues facing them, and together we find ways to change the patterns behind these issues. Whether depression, anxiety, or dealing with a difficult life event, the situations facing us can feel overwhelming. For over 15 years I've empowered children, families, and adults as they move toward their goals. I am experienced in school and community settings, as well as inpatient, and I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and orientations.
Not all therapists are the same. I help my clients find practical solutions to the issues facing them, and together we find ways to change the patterns behind these issues. Whether depression, anxiety, or dealing with a difficult life event, the situations facing us can feel overwhelming. For over 15 years I've empowered children, families, and adults as they move toward their goals. I am experienced in school and community settings, as well as inpatient, and I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and orientations.
(443) 360-3830 View (443) 360-3830
Photo of Mindy Lais, Psychologist in Baltimore, MD
Mindy Lais
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
I feel that therapy can be a wonderful resource to help you cope with and heal from life's challenges. Understanding how your life experiences have led to relationship and behavior patterns can help you make lasting changes and lead a more fulfilling life. I work hard to create a safe environment and partnership with clients to facilitate personal growth. I utilize an integrative therapy model to create a personalized approach for each individual I work with. I also provide consultation.
I feel that therapy can be a wonderful resource to help you cope with and heal from life's challenges. Understanding how your life experiences have led to relationship and behavior patterns can help you make lasting changes and lead a more fulfilling life. I work hard to create a safe environment and partnership with clients to facilitate personal growth. I utilize an integrative therapy model to create a personalized approach for each individual I work with. I also provide consultation.
(410) 498-6523 View (410) 498-6523
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Journey into Wellness, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Most people contemplate therapy at a point where life's stressors have become so intense that talking about these things can be very difficult and even embarrassing. However, making a decision to seek therapy is an act that reflects a great deal of humility and self-love. If you or your family have been experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or grief, my practice is well experienced in helping you during this healing process. Additionally, we have worked with families who were experiencing conflict due to separation, divorce, child welfare involvement, exposure to trauma, or just non-compliant/defiant behavior.
Most people contemplate therapy at a point where life's stressors have become so intense that talking about these things can be very difficult and even embarrassing. However, making a decision to seek therapy is an act that reflects a great deal of humility and self-love. If you or your family have been experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or grief, my practice is well experienced in helping you during this healing process. Additionally, we have worked with families who were experiencing conflict due to separation, divorce, child welfare involvement, exposure to trauma, or just non-compliant/defiant behavior.
(518) 633-4236 View (518) 633-4236
Photo of Alana Serfaty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Alana Serfaty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
Although most people will experience anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem and relationship issues at some point in their life, some issues affect women differently and thus they need a different approach. Women deal with many unique issues like carrying the emotional burden in relationships, having different standards of physical beauty, being discriminated against at work, struggling with fertility issues, and experiencing interesectional racism. Women are often told to "deal with it" or that they are being too emotional, but I am here to tell you that your feelings are completely valid!
Although most people will experience anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem and relationship issues at some point in their life, some issues affect women differently and thus they need a different approach. Women deal with many unique issues like carrying the emotional burden in relationships, having different standards of physical beauty, being discriminated against at work, struggling with fertility issues, and experiencing interesectional racism. Women are often told to "deal with it" or that they are being too emotional, but I am here to tell you that your feelings are completely valid!
(301) 701-3292 View (301) 701-3292
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(240) 202-3948 View (240) 202-3948
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Elizabeth Scott
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
(301) 327-2055 View (301) 327-2055
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Candace Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21217
Waitlist for new clients
First, I want to acknowledge the courage you exhibit in reaching out your hand for help. Healing can be challenging because it is not easy to unpack life's traumas, stressors, and unpleasant events, but together we will work on unpacking what's on your heart and mind to create space for healing to take place.
First, I want to acknowledge the courage you exhibit in reaching out your hand for help. Healing can be challenging because it is not easy to unpack life's traumas, stressors, and unpleasant events, but together we will work on unpacking what's on your heart and mind to create space for healing to take place.
(443) 233-0037 View (443) 233-0037
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Mallory A Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Struggling with the past intruding into the present? Trauma, whether we’ve lived with it for decades or days, tends to reverberate through our lives in powerful and often unpredictable ways. Feeling worn down by a society where your humanity is a matter of public debate? It’s tough for queer and trans people to find time to be vulnerable when our identities are under attack. Are you an activist running low on steam? Collective liberation is critical to changing the social conditions that cause our suffering, but caring for our individual mental health needs allows us to challenge those conditions with clear eyes and open hearts.
Struggling with the past intruding into the present? Trauma, whether we’ve lived with it for decades or days, tends to reverberate through our lives in powerful and often unpredictable ways. Feeling worn down by a society where your humanity is a matter of public debate? It’s tough for queer and trans people to find time to be vulnerable when our identities are under attack. Are you an activist running low on steam? Collective liberation is critical to changing the social conditions that cause our suffering, but caring for our individual mental health needs allows us to challenge those conditions with clear eyes and open hearts.
(443) 222-1368 View (443) 222-1368

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Baltimore, MD

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Baltimore, MD who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Cigna and Evernorth
69% CareFirst

How Therapists in Baltimore, MD see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Baltimore?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.