Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Photo of Vicki Vandenburg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Vicki Vandenburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD, C-SWHC, C-ASWCM
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230
Vicki is a certified licensed clinical Social Worker who has practiced for over 25 years. Vicki has held positions at a local hospital, crisis center and other clinical settings in and around the Baltimore area. Vicki has advanced training in CBT in treating anxiety, depression and other mood disturbances. Vicki also specializes in relationship issues, employment and academic issues, grief, loss and caregiver issues. Vicki offers tools to enhance and strengthen communication skills and offers tangible strategies to those dealing with depression, anxiety and other life challenges or stressors.
Vicki is a certified licensed clinical Social Worker who has practiced for over 25 years. Vicki has held positions at a local hospital, crisis center and other clinical settings in and around the Baltimore area. Vicki has advanced training in CBT in treating anxiety, depression and other mood disturbances. Vicki also specializes in relationship issues, employment and academic issues, grief, loss and caregiver issues. Vicki offers tools to enhance and strengthen communication skills and offers tangible strategies to those dealing with depression, anxiety and other life challenges or stressors.
(443) 991-7204 View (443) 991-7204
Photo of Rachel Dvoskin, Counselor in Baltimore, MD
Rachel Dvoskin
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself wanting more out of life and relationships? Wanting to feel more understood, connected, alive? We're so often taught that it's not OK to be sad, angry, overwhelmed, or dissatisfied. Shame about these feelings keeps us quiet and alone. True strength is having the courage to show up as our authentic, imperfect self. And only when we let others see us can we experience real connection and live wholeheartedly. Whatever your story, it deserves to be heard. When we share our story in a safe space, it becomes easier to own its painful parts so we can gain freedom through letting go--and find healing, meaning, and joy.
Do you find yourself wanting more out of life and relationships? Wanting to feel more understood, connected, alive? We're so often taught that it's not OK to be sad, angry, overwhelmed, or dissatisfied. Shame about these feelings keeps us quiet and alone. True strength is having the courage to show up as our authentic, imperfect self. And only when we let others see us can we experience real connection and live wholeheartedly. Whatever your story, it deserves to be heard. When we share our story in a safe space, it becomes easier to own its painful parts so we can gain freedom through letting go--and find healing, meaning, and joy.
(443) 400-7886 View (443) 400-7886
Photo of Jaree Cottman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Jaree Cottman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you want to learn how to turn your story of feeling depressed, anxious and overwhelmed to one of healing and transformation? Let's journey together to change your "Why Me?" to "Wow Me!" I am passionate about supporting women across the lifespan in addressing the mental and emotional strain stemming from life transitions. From issues of identity and self-esteem building among teens, to relationships, career and belongingness in young adulthood and to the multifaceted transitions of motherhood. I am someone who gets it!
Do you want to learn how to turn your story of feeling depressed, anxious and overwhelmed to one of healing and transformation? Let's journey together to change your "Why Me?" to "Wow Me!" I am passionate about supporting women across the lifespan in addressing the mental and emotional strain stemming from life transitions. From issues of identity and self-esteem building among teens, to relationships, career and belongingness in young adulthood and to the multifaceted transitions of motherhood. I am someone who gets it!
(443) 486-7614 View (443) 486-7614
Photo of Aanchal Mohanty, Pre-Licensed Professional in Baltimore, MD
Aanchal Mohanty
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PGDip, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Seeking therapy is a brave step in self-improvement. My approach to therapy is to meet clients with respect and curiosity to build a synergetic relationship that acts as a vehicle to improve clients' quality of life. I use an active style grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and implement evidence-based techniques to meet unique client needs.
Seeking therapy is a brave step in self-improvement. My approach to therapy is to meet clients with respect and curiosity to build a synergetic relationship that acts as a vehicle to improve clients' quality of life. I use an active style grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and implement evidence-based techniques to meet unique client needs.
(410) 973-7709 View (410) 973-7709
Photo of Joseph Raymond Schap, Counselor in Baltimore, MD
Joseph Raymond Schap
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, FIPA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
Thanks for looking at my profile. I'll try to be clear and direct to help you decide if you believe we'd work well together. I am a down-to-earth counselor with a sincere desire to help, but I'm not for everyone. If you're looking for someone to tell you how to live or give you a shoddy, quick-fix for your problems, I'm not for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for someone to build a trusting relationship with and explore hard to break habits, difficult patterns in relationships, seemingly endless struggles with anxiety or depression, or insecurities that have been plaguing you for years, I'd be a better fit.
Thanks for looking at my profile. I'll try to be clear and direct to help you decide if you believe we'd work well together. I am a down-to-earth counselor with a sincere desire to help, but I'm not for everyone. If you're looking for someone to tell you how to live or give you a shoddy, quick-fix for your problems, I'm not for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for someone to build a trusting relationship with and explore hard to break habits, difficult patterns in relationships, seemingly endless struggles with anxiety or depression, or insecurities that have been plaguing you for years, I'd be a better fit.
(443) 380-4587 View (443) 380-4587
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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
Photo of Grace Carmichael, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Grace Carmichael
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
I specialize in working with children, youth, adults and families impacted by trauma. Utilizing my trauma-focused training, combined with my background in domestic and relationship violence prevention, I bring a strengths-based approach that is both motivational and client-centered. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and integrate both psychoeducation and skills-based techniques into my work. My specialties include trauma and PTSD, grief, and relationship and domestic/sexual abuse. More broadly, I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and mood-related disorders.
I specialize in working with children, youth, adults and families impacted by trauma. Utilizing my trauma-focused training, combined with my background in domestic and relationship violence prevention, I bring a strengths-based approach that is both motivational and client-centered. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and integrate both psychoeducation and skills-based techniques into my work. My specialties include trauma and PTSD, grief, and relationship and domestic/sexual abuse. More broadly, I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and mood-related disorders.
(443) 390-7856 View (443) 390-7856
Photo of Gracie Greenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Gracie Greenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
I offer individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in both English and Spanish. Currently, all appointments are virtual (so we can work together no matter where you are in the state of Maryland)! While I have significant experience working with survivors of interpersonal and oppression-based traumas (particularly sexual violence, intimate partner violence, trafficking, and migration), my door is open to all. I use a feminist lens, and an integrative, trauma-informed, approach to therapy. In my practice, I strive to cultivate an affirming space, where you can experience acceptance, empowerment, and relief from suffering.
I offer individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in both English and Spanish. Currently, all appointments are virtual (so we can work together no matter where you are in the state of Maryland)! While I have significant experience working with survivors of interpersonal and oppression-based traumas (particularly sexual violence, intimate partner violence, trafficking, and migration), my door is open to all. I use a feminist lens, and an integrative, trauma-informed, approach to therapy. In my practice, I strive to cultivate an affirming space, where you can experience acceptance, empowerment, and relief from suffering.
(443) 282-9255 View (443) 282-9255
Photo of Dr. Marissa Kahn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Dr. Marissa Kahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21231  (Online Only)
At Charm City Psychotherapy & Wellness Clinic, I provide a safe, confidential environment where we work collaboratively to consider your situation in the context of your personal history and life experiences. I help clients come to see themselves, their relationships, and the world in a deeper and more constructive way. I strive to promote the capacity for psychological growth and maturation through greater self-awareness and psychological insight. This can lead both to a lessening of symptoms and also to increased freedom and possibilities going forward.
At Charm City Psychotherapy & Wellness Clinic, I provide a safe, confidential environment where we work collaboratively to consider your situation in the context of your personal history and life experiences. I help clients come to see themselves, their relationships, and the world in a deeper and more constructive way. I strive to promote the capacity for psychological growth and maturation through greater self-awareness and psychological insight. This can lead both to a lessening of symptoms and also to increased freedom and possibilities going forward.
(443) 732-3038 View (443) 732-3038
Photo of Colleen Gormanly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Colleen Gormanly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Colleen and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland. I have my MSW from the University of Maryland- Baltimore and have been practicing social work since 2015. I have experience working with adults with substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and others. I assist people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental illnesses with acceptance, treatment, and pursuing their goals. I can also assist you if are feeling overwhelmed by worries about the past or future.
Hello! My name is Colleen and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland. I have my MSW from the University of Maryland- Baltimore and have been practicing social work since 2015. I have experience working with adults with substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and others. I assist people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental illnesses with acceptance, treatment, and pursuing their goals. I can also assist you if are feeling overwhelmed by worries about the past or future.
(410) 670-8662 View (410) 670-8662
Photo of Anastazyia Vareschi, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Baltimore, MD
Anastazyia Vareschi
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients in 2024! I work with those seeking to improve their quality of life and relationships. You may have experienced early life trauma you find is keeping you “stuck” and are highly motivated to develop tools and coping skills to process and manage trauma’s impact to lead a fuller life.
Accepting new clients in 2024! I work with those seeking to improve their quality of life and relationships. You may have experienced early life trauma you find is keeping you “stuck” and are highly motivated to develop tools and coping skills to process and manage trauma’s impact to lead a fuller life.
(240) 534-1668 View (240) 534-1668
Photo of Deborah J Schwartz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Deborah J Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215  (Online Only)
Deciding to start therapy for the first time or returning at at different chapter in your life is not an easy decision.Ultimately, you come to therapy to explore your own concerns, dreams, and goals. My approach is compassionate, client-centered, and interactive. I provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment while helping you to understand and resolve conflicts within your world. I take a very supportive stance and realize that getting help is the first part of making a change. I practice focusing on clients' strengths, collaborating to create an individualized approach to address each client’s unique needs.
Deciding to start therapy for the first time or returning at at different chapter in your life is not an easy decision.Ultimately, you come to therapy to explore your own concerns, dreams, and goals. My approach is compassionate, client-centered, and interactive. I provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment while helping you to understand and resolve conflicts within your world. I take a very supportive stance and realize that getting help is the first part of making a change. I practice focusing on clients' strengths, collaborating to create an individualized approach to address each client’s unique needs.
(410) 892-1907 View (410) 892-1907
Photo of Emily Gordon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Emily Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
We all struggle, and it’s normal to want to avoid difficult feelings. However, learning to be with and understand, even our most dreaded emotions, is a necessary step towards healing and growth. This isn’t something you have to do alone and having someone outside of your personal circle to support, validate, and understand your experience can be invaluable. I am experienced in working with individuals struggling with various mental health concerns but am less interested in the label and most concerned with understanding your experience in order to pinpoint root causes of what is causing discomfort.
We all struggle, and it’s normal to want to avoid difficult feelings. However, learning to be with and understand, even our most dreaded emotions, is a necessary step towards healing and growth. This isn’t something you have to do alone and having someone outside of your personal circle to support, validate, and understand your experience can be invaluable. I am experienced in working with individuals struggling with various mental health concerns but am less interested in the label and most concerned with understanding your experience in order to pinpoint root causes of what is causing discomfort.
(410) 862-3789 View (410) 862-3789
Photo of Kal Zeryihun, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Kal Zeryihun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21215  (Online Only)
I value working with individuals who are ready to dive into the journey of self-exploration, self awareness and emotional growth. My emphasis is on human flourishing and helping you create a life with meaning. I use a mind and body-integrated approach to treatment, such as increasing awareness of the Gut-Brain connection and incorporating Mindfulness practices along with traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you improve your mental wellness using all the ways your body naturally heals itself.
I value working with individuals who are ready to dive into the journey of self-exploration, self awareness and emotional growth. My emphasis is on human flourishing and helping you create a life with meaning. I use a mind and body-integrated approach to treatment, such as increasing awareness of the Gut-Brain connection and incorporating Mindfulness practices along with traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you improve your mental wellness using all the ways your body naturally heals itself.
(240) 513-2371 View (240) 513-2371
Photo of Réné Pallace in Baltimore, MD
Réné Pallace
CPCC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
People who love grieve. I am a credentialed counselor with years of experience and training and plenty of personal experience with grief and loss. I do not diagnose or prescribe. I coach through the experience of grief: holding space for you; witnessing your love; acknowledging your despair; working with you to reframe your hopes and fears. Grief coaching is mindful mindwork. You are naturally creative, resourceful and whole. Changing your thinking changes your life and enhances your well being. Count on my support to navigate your grief so you are more response-able and grounded.
People who love grieve. I am a credentialed counselor with years of experience and training and plenty of personal experience with grief and loss. I do not diagnose or prescribe. I coach through the experience of grief: holding space for you; witnessing your love; acknowledging your despair; working with you to reframe your hopes and fears. Grief coaching is mindful mindwork. You are naturally creative, resourceful and whole. Changing your thinking changes your life and enhances your well being. Count on my support to navigate your grief so you are more response-able and grounded.
(667) 206-3710 View (667) 206-3710
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Becca Drury
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
I believe that healing is a collaborative journey of connection, growth, and transformation, and that every individual has the innate ability to heal and grow to live a valued and meaningful life. I am passionate about creating a safe and compassionate space where you will feel seen and valued, partnering with you to foster a deeper connection with yourself and others. Together, we will celebrate both progress and the quest for greater well-being while honoring your unique path as you build strength and resilience to move from surviving to thriving.
I believe that healing is a collaborative journey of connection, growth, and transformation, and that every individual has the innate ability to heal and grow to live a valued and meaningful life. I am passionate about creating a safe and compassionate space where you will feel seen and valued, partnering with you to foster a deeper connection with yourself and others. Together, we will celebrate both progress and the quest for greater well-being while honoring your unique path as you build strength and resilience to move from surviving to thriving.
(667) 868-0916 View (667) 868-0916
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Dr. Rebecca Silver
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Have you been feeling stressed, sad, stuck, lost and/or anxious? In therapy, we can create healing and inner peace by increasing self awareness and enhancing skills to soothe intense emotions/symptoms that accompany complex life stressors. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, infertility, parenting challenges, relationship/marital conflict, and childhood/adult trauma. I'm a compassionate listener who will challenge problematic ways of thinking/being with intention, humor, and warmth. Together, we'll explore past experiences, process ongoing struggles, and work collaboratively to maximize your emotional wellness and personal growth.
Have you been feeling stressed, sad, stuck, lost and/or anxious? In therapy, we can create healing and inner peace by increasing self awareness and enhancing skills to soothe intense emotions/symptoms that accompany complex life stressors. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, infertility, parenting challenges, relationship/marital conflict, and childhood/adult trauma. I'm a compassionate listener who will challenge problematic ways of thinking/being with intention, humor, and warmth. Together, we'll explore past experiences, process ongoing struggles, and work collaboratively to maximize your emotional wellness and personal growth.
(443) 231-3220 View (443) 231-3220
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Epiconsult Weight Management Counseling
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Clients that work best with me include people who are overweight or obese and want to lose weight or are before or after bariatric surgery, families where a loved one has anorexia who needs to realize and understand that they have a problem and need help to recover, people who are neurodiverse in need of executive functioning coaching or navigating the neurotypical world, couples who have relationship difficulties and need help solving relationship problems and getting through a tough phase of their lives. A BMI of 16 or 60? No idea how to harness your high IQ? You love your partner but you fight too much? Reach out to me.
Clients that work best with me include people who are overweight or obese and want to lose weight or are before or after bariatric surgery, families where a loved one has anorexia who needs to realize and understand that they have a problem and need help to recover, people who are neurodiverse in need of executive functioning coaching or navigating the neurotypical world, couples who have relationship difficulties and need help solving relationship problems and getting through a tough phase of their lives. A BMI of 16 or 60? No idea how to harness your high IQ? You love your partner but you fight too much? Reach out to me.
(443) 565-6809 View (443) 565-6809
Photo of Elana Dorfman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Elana Dorfman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215  (Online Only)
Do you feel like there is something missing in your relationships? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or angry? Are you struggling to understand why you behave and think a certain way? My philosophy is that positive relationships are the most important aspect to a healthy and fulfilling life. My greatest goal is to help others develop themselves so that they can more easily connect with others and reach a high level of satisfaction in their lives.
Do you feel like there is something missing in your relationships? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or angry? Are you struggling to understand why you behave and think a certain way? My philosophy is that positive relationships are the most important aspect to a healthy and fulfilling life. My greatest goal is to help others develop themselves so that they can more easily connect with others and reach a high level of satisfaction in their lives.
(410) 346-5587 View (410) 346-5587
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Lindsay D McClune
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209  (Online Only)
Sometimes it feels like we are not making progress toward our life objectives, or sometimes like the coping skills that once worked are no longer working. Maybe you are experiencing challenges with self-esteem which are getting in the way of positive change. Maybe you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or difficulty adjusting to a transition in your life. I will provide a safe, affirming place, free of judgment or criticism, where together we can help you connect with your thoughts, feelings, and behavior in relation to yourself and others.
Sometimes it feels like we are not making progress toward our life objectives, or sometimes like the coping skills that once worked are no longer working. Maybe you are experiencing challenges with self-esteem which are getting in the way of positive change. Maybe you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or difficulty adjusting to a transition in your life. I will provide a safe, affirming place, free of judgment or criticism, where together we can help you connect with your thoughts, feelings, and behavior in relation to yourself and others.
(410) 343-4691 View (410) 343-4691

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% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Cigna and Evernorth
68% 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.