Therapists in Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD

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Frank A Wolkenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
This is a problem solving practice. From inside a painful situation, it is often very hard to understand what is going wrong, or how to move forward when you may not really have a sense of where forward is right now. Sometimes, when we think we can't do things differently, it's just that we don't know how. That doesn't mean that every problem has a quick fix, but once you see it for what it is, there is usually help. Things can be better.
This is a problem solving practice. From inside a painful situation, it is often very hard to understand what is going wrong, or how to move forward when you may not really have a sense of where forward is right now. Sometimes, when we think we can't do things differently, it's just that we don't know how. That doesn't mean that every problem has a quick fix, but once you see it for what it is, there is usually help. Things can be better.
(410) 489-1558 View (410) 489-1558
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Kim Witkowski
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, MEd, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Dr. Kim Witkowski, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing services for clients in Maryland ,South Carolina and New Jersey. With 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Witkowski is working with clients to resolve; Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. Additionally specialties include Bipolar Disorders, PTSD, Perfectionism ,OCD and Work-Life Balance. Relationship counseling is offered to include: Effective Communication for Marriage and long- term partnerships, ending codependency and ACOA issues, trauma bonding , learning the characteristics of healthy relationships and attachment styles.
Dr. Kim Witkowski, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing services for clients in Maryland ,South Carolina and New Jersey. With 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Witkowski is working with clients to resolve; Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. Additionally specialties include Bipolar Disorders, PTSD, Perfectionism ,OCD and Work-Life Balance. Relationship counseling is offered to include: Effective Communication for Marriage and long- term partnerships, ending codependency and ACOA issues, trauma bonding , learning the characteristics of healthy relationships and attachment styles.
(410) 346-5978 x161 View (410) 346-5978 x161
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Wendy Bernard Pitts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
For new Social Workers: Your degree hasn’t prepared you for everything. Perhaps you’re drowning at your new agency and afraid to ask for help. Or you need supervision to sit for the Maryland, Virginia, or DC clinical licensing exam, but your agency lacks the required supervision certification. I give you the confidence and tools you need to become the clinician you dreamed you’d be. With passion, experience, and supervision certification, I will mentor and nurture your professional growth to help you create a thriving, rewarding career.
For new Social Workers: Your degree hasn’t prepared you for everything. Perhaps you’re drowning at your new agency and afraid to ask for help. Or you need supervision to sit for the Maryland, Virginia, or DC clinical licensing exam, but your agency lacks the required supervision certification. I give you the confidence and tools you need to become the clinician you dreamed you’d be. With passion, experience, and supervision certification, I will mentor and nurture your professional growth to help you create a thriving, rewarding career.
(443) 775-2699 View (443) 775-2699
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Peggy Mcnally
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21210
I have been a therapist for many years, ( ~ 38-man I sound old) and have studied many theories and learned many therapeutic techniques, some more valuable than others. However, what's most important is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. A client must come to trust their therapist, feel accepted and have faith that their therapist knows what they are doing clinically. That being said, I have found Cognitive Behavioral techniques,, EMDR for trauma, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and others effective.
I have been a therapist for many years, ( ~ 38-man I sound old) and have studied many theories and learned many therapeutic techniques, some more valuable than others. However, what's most important is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. A client must come to trust their therapist, feel accepted and have faith that their therapist knows what they are doing clinically. That being said, I have found Cognitive Behavioral techniques,, EMDR for trauma, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and others effective.
(443) 227-5644 View (443) 227-5644
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Meghan Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
For those of you struggling to navigate life's ups and downs: I see you. I take a holistic healing approach with a special attention to navigating life’s transitions and thresholds. Life transitions at any age can be hard and present mental illness and symptoms you may have never experienced. I will assist you in adjusting to, and navigating, chronic illness, aging, onset of and commitment to working through anxiety and/or depression. Together, we can awaken your mind, body and spirit to your potential for healing and wellness so that you can live more fully, love more deeply, and become your most authentic self.
For those of you struggling to navigate life's ups and downs: I see you. I take a holistic healing approach with a special attention to navigating life’s transitions and thresholds. Life transitions at any age can be hard and present mental illness and symptoms you may have never experienced. I will assist you in adjusting to, and navigating, chronic illness, aging, onset of and commitment to working through anxiety and/or depression. Together, we can awaken your mind, body and spirit to your potential for healing and wellness so that you can live more fully, love more deeply, and become your most authentic self.
(443) 233-1354 View (443) 233-1354
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Elizabeth Hahn
Counselor, LGPC
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212
** NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Elizabeth earned her Masters in School Counseling from Loyola University. For 4 years she worked as a School Counselor in Baltimore, MD. She found Balance Point Wellness with the desire to offer additional time and services for children, adolescents, and their families.
** NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Elizabeth earned her Masters in School Counseling from Loyola University. For 4 years she worked as a School Counselor in Baltimore, MD. She found Balance Point Wellness with the desire to offer additional time and services for children, adolescents, and their families.
(443) 720-7462 View (443) 720-7462
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Mark Huffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
The hurts of the past are making it harder and harder to function let alone find happiness. The present has lost meaning and things you used to love no longer satisfy. You fear your best days are behind you. You long for something else, something more but don't know what it is or how to get there. You feel you will never measure up. You fear you will never be enough.
The hurts of the past are making it harder and harder to function let alone find happiness. The present has lost meaning and things you used to love no longer satisfy. You fear your best days are behind you. You long for something else, something more but don't know what it is or how to get there. You feel you will never measure up. You fear you will never be enough.
(443) 234-0025 View (443) 234-0025
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Dr. Sunny Swift
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
The fact that you are neurodivergent is a gift and I want to help you hone-in on your gifts. This cannot be said without acknowledgement of the trials and tribulations of mental illness and other internal challenges. There are so many parts of you that I cannot cure with therapy, nor would I want to cure those parts of you. Your best self can come with awareness and acceptance of your gifts. My approach to therapy is one that is celebratory, humorous, radical, and intentional. My name might be “Sunny,” but our therapy space is not a “good vibes only” space.
The fact that you are neurodivergent is a gift and I want to help you hone-in on your gifts. This cannot be said without acknowledgement of the trials and tribulations of mental illness and other internal challenges. There are so many parts of you that I cannot cure with therapy, nor would I want to cure those parts of you. Your best self can come with awareness and acceptance of your gifts. My approach to therapy is one that is celebratory, humorous, radical, and intentional. My name might be “Sunny,” but our therapy space is not a “good vibes only” space.
(443) 256-4107 View (443) 256-4107
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John J Michalczyk
Counselor, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21210
"It is my goal as a therapist to provide a safe and supportive environment for others so they may achieve personal well-being and productive relationships on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. I believe that through the healing of psychological and emotional wounds, each person has the potential and freedom to maintain positive self-acceptance and self-definition. I rejoice in helping individuals, couples and families bring greater meaning and satisfaction to their lives."
"It is my goal as a therapist to provide a safe and supportive environment for others so they may achieve personal well-being and productive relationships on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. I believe that through the healing of psychological and emotional wounds, each person has the potential and freedom to maintain positive self-acceptance and self-definition. I rejoice in helping individuals, couples and families bring greater meaning and satisfaction to their lives."
(410) 415-1484 x115 View (410) 415-1484 x115
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Epiconsult Weight Management Counseling
Verified Verified
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, 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
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Tanya M Nichols
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
I help stressed and overwhelmed professional women who look like they have it all together on the outside but may have a few things bothering them on the inside. You might be the person who everyone goes to for support and advice, but when you share your concerns, it's not taken seriously by your family or friends. This may leave you feeling anxious, frustrated, depressed, and isolated despite crushing it at work, as a parent, or when leading at church. Maybe you are a professional, parent, healthcare provider, or pastor/clergy who has current or past stressors that are weighing you down or leaving you feeling out of sorts.
I help stressed and overwhelmed professional women who look like they have it all together on the outside but may have a few things bothering them on the inside. You might be the person who everyone goes to for support and advice, but when you share your concerns, it's not taken seriously by your family or friends. This may leave you feeling anxious, frustrated, depressed, and isolated despite crushing it at work, as a parent, or when leading at church. Maybe you are a professional, parent, healthcare provider, or pastor/clergy who has current or past stressors that are weighing you down or leaving you feeling out of sorts.
(443) 870-4340 View (443) 870-4340
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Ann Ritz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC
Verified Verified
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212
Do you feel unleashed potential deep within that you have not yet been able to manifest? Do you wish to dive deeper into your therapy process? Is your inner artist, writer, musician, explorer, or wanderer longing for release from within? If so, you may have found your place here. With nearly 20 years of experience in mental health, I specialize in helping adults and children heal from wounded childhood attachment, pre-verbal trauma, life change and transition, depression, anxiety, and stress. I welcome fellow humans, travelers, and aliens alike, ages 3 and up.
Do you feel unleashed potential deep within that you have not yet been able to manifest? Do you wish to dive deeper into your therapy process? Is your inner artist, writer, musician, explorer, or wanderer longing for release from within? If so, you may have found your place here. With nearly 20 years of experience in mental health, I specialize in helping adults and children heal from wounded childhood attachment, pre-verbal trauma, life change and transition, depression, anxiety, and stress. I welcome fellow humans, travelers, and aliens alike, ages 3 and up.
(443) 241-7248 View (443) 241-7248
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Dr. Anna Gyarmathy
PhD, MPH, MSc
Verified Verified
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212
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 on the road of recovery, people who are neurodiverse in need of executive functioning coaching or navigating the neurotypical world (including twice exceptional / 2E), couples who have relationship difficulties and need help solving relationship problems and getting through a tough phase of their lives.
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 on the road of recovery, people who are neurodiverse in need of executive functioning coaching or navigating the neurotypical world (including twice exceptional / 2E), couples who have relationship difficulties and need help solving relationship problems and getting through a tough phase of their lives.
(443) 494-2247 View (443) 494-2247
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Nicole Mattocks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am here for those of you feeling lost, overwhelmed, defeated, or unsure how to move forward. Maybe you're feeling anxious or depressed and you've lost touch with the part of you that felt joy or purpose in life. Maybe you experienced a traumatic event and need help processing this and moving forward. Or maybe you're experiencing some big life transitions and you don't feel emotionally prepared to handle them. These are all common human experiences that are worthy of confronting and working through to find peace and satisfaction.
I am here for those of you feeling lost, overwhelmed, defeated, or unsure how to move forward. Maybe you're feeling anxious or depressed and you've lost touch with the part of you that felt joy or purpose in life. Maybe you experienced a traumatic event and need help processing this and moving forward. Or maybe you're experiencing some big life transitions and you don't feel emotionally prepared to handle them. These are all common human experiences that are worthy of confronting and working through to find peace and satisfaction.
(410) 936-5732 View (410) 936-5732
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Magical Black Womxn Thrive LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Mercedes! I am a Black Queer Fat Womxn who works daily to take responsibility for the cisgendered, able-bodied and other forms of privilege I benefit from. I am a lifetime Baltimorean (Proud Western Dove!) who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Certified (Board Approved Supervisor). I am an anti-racist who believes the dismantling of white supremacy is central to reaching equity for all. I am dedicated to supporting every womxn to make the choices that are right for them and their bodies. In my practice the goal is to help every client define what thriving means to them.
Hi, I'm Mercedes! I am a Black Queer Fat Womxn who works daily to take responsibility for the cisgendered, able-bodied and other forms of privilege I benefit from. I am a lifetime Baltimorean (Proud Western Dove!) who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Certified (Board Approved Supervisor). I am an anti-racist who believes the dismantling of white supremacy is central to reaching equity for all. I am dedicated to supporting every womxn to make the choices that are right for them and their bodies. In my practice the goal is to help every client define what thriving means to them.
(443) 508-7978 View (443) 508-7978
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Chelsea Gleason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Hello! I offer individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. Whether you are looking for support navigating life events, hoping to make personal changes, or processing your past, we can work collaboratively towards your therapeutic vision. I enjoy working with people to address their depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms. I have significant experience working with survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence, immigrants, and communities impacted by oppression-based traumas, which I apply when working with people from a wide range of backgrounds. I am bilingual and can provide services in Spanish or English.
Hello! I offer individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. Whether you are looking for support navigating life events, hoping to make personal changes, or processing your past, we can work collaboratively towards your therapeutic vision. I enjoy working with people to address their depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms. I have significant experience working with survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence, immigrants, and communities impacted by oppression-based traumas, which I apply when working with people from a wide range of backgrounds. I am bilingual and can provide services in Spanish or English.
(443) 920-7579 View (443) 920-7579
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Amber Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Breathe.Hold. Exhale. Repeat. Welcome as I assist you to thrive authentically in your environment where healing is not just a process, but a journey tailored to your unique needs. Embark on a transformative journey towards inner peace and well-being, where your path to healing is met with compassionate understanding and tailored support is met. With an established history of achievement in outpatient mental health treatment, I am dedicated to guiding your healing journey as I welcome a wealth of experience from my clinical work across all age groups and diverse settings, integrally blending clinical and medical approaches.
Breathe.Hold. Exhale. Repeat. Welcome as I assist you to thrive authentically in your environment where healing is not just a process, but a journey tailored to your unique needs. Embark on a transformative journey towards inner peace and well-being, where your path to healing is met with compassionate understanding and tailored support is met. With an established history of achievement in outpatient mental health treatment, I am dedicated to guiding your healing journey as I welcome a wealth of experience from my clinical work across all age groups and diverse settings, integrally blending clinical and medical approaches.
(410) 593-1460 View (410) 593-1460
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Diego Llanes
Counselor, LGPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212
Hablo Español! Are you a people pleaser? Would you like to feel more present? Are you feeling unheard or unwanted in your relationships? Do you feel unmotivated? Are you finding it difficult to cope with your environment, your emotions, or your thoughts? Do you feel yourself sinking or want to maintain the progress you have made? Are you grieving a loss? Do you feel as if you have no control over what is going on around you? Progress and taking charge of your healing is possible, admirable, and needed but it is difficult. Allow me to be your guide on this path to more authentic living in accordance with your values and skills.
Hablo Español! Are you a people pleaser? Would you like to feel more present? Are you feeling unheard or unwanted in your relationships? Do you feel unmotivated? Are you finding it difficult to cope with your environment, your emotions, or your thoughts? Do you feel yourself sinking or want to maintain the progress you have made? Are you grieving a loss? Do you feel as if you have no control over what is going on around you? Progress and taking charge of your healing is possible, admirable, and needed but it is difficult. Allow me to be your guide on this path to more authentic living in accordance with your values and skills.
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Bradford Drewniak
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212
Waitlist for new clients
Have you fallen off track, not quite feeling yourself? Do you feel burnt out...crispy even? The tools that you’ve turned to in the past to get through it aren’t working, but certainly not for a lack of trying? Sometimes life circumstances, a stressful job, a new environment, or even just a big shift in our lives leaves us feeling stuck. I can work with you so that we can better understand the WHY but also work with you to figure out the HOW we get you back on track. Let's get started.
Have you fallen off track, not quite feeling yourself? Do you feel burnt out...crispy even? The tools that you’ve turned to in the past to get through it aren’t working, but certainly not for a lack of trying? Sometimes life circumstances, a stressful job, a new environment, or even just a big shift in our lives leaves us feeling stuck. I can work with you so that we can better understand the WHY but also work with you to figure out the HOW we get you back on track. Let's get started.
(443) 272-4601 View (443) 272-4601
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Sophia Cox
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There are times in life when things seem overwhelming and we can't figure out how to get life back on track. When life hits us with those moments it's a difficult but yet empowering step to seek a therapist. Therapy is a partnership which allows a therapist to assist you with the needed skills to work through the difficulties of life. This safe space of therapy allows you the opportunity to be open and explore who you are and who you want to become.
There are times in life when things seem overwhelming and we can't figure out how to get life back on track. When life hits us with those moments it's a difficult but yet empowering step to seek a therapist. Therapy is a partnership which allows a therapist to assist you with the needed skills to work through the difficulties of life. This safe space of therapy allows you the opportunity to be open and explore who you are and who you want to become.
(443) 365-2716 View (443) 365-2716

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Number of Therapists in Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
72% Life Transitions
71% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% CareFirst
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, Baltimore, MD see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
15% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chinquapin Park-Belvedere, 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.

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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.