Therapists in Loyola, Baltimore, MD

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Jennifer Evans Buerger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSASS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I work extensively with healthcare​ professionals and other therapists. I currently have a few openings for some additional individuals 17+, couples, and​ families. I utilize DBT, CBT, and various other​ modules to assist every client. I have over 25 years of experience assisting adults just like you. ​Whether you're struggling with persistent anxiety, depression, anger, stress, or something else entirely, I am here for you.
I work extensively with healthcare​ professionals and other therapists. I currently have a few openings for some additional individuals 17+, couples, and​ families. I utilize DBT, CBT, and various other​ modules to assist every client. I have over 25 years of experience assisting adults just like you. ​Whether you're struggling with persistent anxiety, depression, anger, stress, or something else entirely, I am here for you.
(410) 449-0939 View (410) 449-0939
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Mercy Behavioral Health Center, Inc.
LMSW, PMHNP, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21212
We are committed to the betterment of individuals in their community by providing psychoeducation, prevention, and therapeutic interventions. To help clients get the best mental health service, through medication management and therapeutic services.
We are committed to the betterment of individuals in their community by providing psychoeducation, prevention, and therapeutic interventions. To help clients get the best mental health service, through medication management and therapeutic services.
(443) 720-7020 View (443) 720-7020
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Paris Bienert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
Do you feel like your anxiety is running (or ruining) your life? Are you considering therapy but not sure where to start? Are you concerned that you might have an unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then we might be a good fit for therapy! I primarily work with adults struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, burnout, and general life transitions.
Do you feel like your anxiety is running (or ruining) your life? Are you considering therapy but not sure where to start? Are you concerned that you might have an unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then we might be a good fit for therapy! I primarily work with adults struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, burnout, and general life transitions.
(410) 835-9316 View (410) 835-9316
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Dr. Anna Gyarmathy
PhD, MPH, MSc
Verified Verified
Loyola, 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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Miriam F. Godfrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be a powerful tool to help people who have been struggling with anxiety, depression, and dissatisfaction. These struggles may have been recent, or they may reflect traumatic experiences or parts of our lives that have been problematic for many years. I work with adults of all ages--individuals and couples--to help them understand what has brought them to this point in their lives.
Therapy can be a powerful tool to help people who have been struggling with anxiety, depression, and dissatisfaction. These struggles may have been recent, or they may reflect traumatic experiences or parts of our lives that have been problematic for many years. I work with adults of all ages--individuals and couples--to help them understand what has brought them to this point in their lives.
(301) 684-5204 View (301) 684-5204
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Stacey Uebersax
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
In my practice, I work with adults and older adolescents facing challenges such as eating disorders, depression and anxiety, as well as a variety of other mental health concerns. Research shows that an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship, coupled with evidence based treatments, provides a strong foundation for success. My approach to therapy is integrative, collaborative and individualized. My goal is to help you determine what is causing and maintaining current problems and how to make necessary changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors, leading to enduring change and resulting in greater health and happiness.
In my practice, I work with adults and older adolescents facing challenges such as eating disorders, depression and anxiety, as well as a variety of other mental health concerns. Research shows that an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship, coupled with evidence based treatments, provides a strong foundation for success. My approach to therapy is integrative, collaborative and individualized. My goal is to help you determine what is causing and maintaining current problems and how to make necessary changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors, leading to enduring change and resulting in greater health and happiness.
(443) 622-6876 View (443) 622-6876
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Nicole Banks
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, 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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Jessica David
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
Often, we have the desire and motivation to change, but we don’t know how to get started. It can be helpful to have support that provides opportunities for exploration, creativity, and increased self-awareness along our journeys. That’s exactly where I come in. I’m a Black, queer, able-bodied ciswoman who is passionate about supporting you as you navigate your journey of self-exploration, growth, and discovery. I strive to create a warm and safe therapeutic environment that affirms and celebrates all of your identities. My approach to testing is rooted in empathy, connection, and collaboration. NOT offering therapy at this time.
Often, we have the desire and motivation to change, but we don’t know how to get started. It can be helpful to have support that provides opportunities for exploration, creativity, and increased self-awareness along our journeys. That’s exactly where I come in. I’m a Black, queer, able-bodied ciswoman who is passionate about supporting you as you navigate your journey of self-exploration, growth, and discovery. I strive to create a warm and safe therapeutic environment that affirms and celebrates all of your identities. My approach to testing is rooted in empathy, connection, and collaboration. NOT offering therapy at this time.
(410) 929-3159 View (410) 929-3159
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Barry A Bass
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
Although the desire for romantic intimacy is perfectly natural, long term intimate relationships are rarely naturally perfect. For over 30 years I have dedicated my professional life to helping individuals and couples fine tune their not-always naturally perfect relationships. Although I am a clinical psychologist who continues to treat individuals suffering from the full spectrum of psychological disorders, most of my career has been devoted to working with individuals and couples experiencing marital, relationship, and/or sexual concerns; to assisting couples seeking relief from the trauma of infidelity; and to treating individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder or anger control issues.
Although the desire for romantic intimacy is perfectly natural, long term intimate relationships are rarely naturally perfect. For over 30 years I have dedicated my professional life to helping individuals and couples fine tune their not-always naturally perfect relationships. Although I am a clinical psychologist who continues to treat individuals suffering from the full spectrum of psychological disorders, most of my career has been devoted to working with individuals and couples experiencing marital, relationship, and/or sexual concerns; to assisting couples seeking relief from the trauma of infidelity; and to treating individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder or anger control issues.
(410) 305-9329 View (410) 305-9329
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Meghan Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, 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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Jodie M Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
For over 20 years, I have been working with adolescents, young adults and adults. I specialize in issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, relationships as well as women's issues related to aging, hormones and self care. Today's world is filled with uncertainty and is impacting people's sense of safety and control. I support clients in identifying areas they want to see change and then we collaborate together on understanding their thoughts/patterns that impact their well being and their relationships. I have a supportive, non-judgemental and direct approach in counseling and psycho-educating clients.
For over 20 years, I have been working with adolescents, young adults and adults. I specialize in issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, relationships as well as women's issues related to aging, hormones and self care. Today's world is filled with uncertainty and is impacting people's sense of safety and control. I support clients in identifying areas they want to see change and then we collaborate together on understanding their thoughts/patterns that impact their well being and their relationships. I have a supportive, non-judgemental and direct approach in counseling and psycho-educating clients.
(443) 218-2842 View (443) 218-2842
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Fabio Lomelino
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
Waitlist for new clients
NEW Men's Group starting, see below! - The goal of therapy isn’t to ‘feel better’, although that should be one of the outcomes. The suffering we experience is rarely a defective malfunctioning of the brain- it is usually in response to real challenges and is an important way to prepare ourselves for a developmental leap. When we are suffering our brains release hormones that promote ‘neuroplasticity’, our minds begin to reexamine outdated narratives, and our relationships are challenged with the need for deeper vulnerability and more skillful communication.
NEW Men's Group starting, see below! - The goal of therapy isn’t to ‘feel better’, although that should be one of the outcomes. The suffering we experience is rarely a defective malfunctioning of the brain- it is usually in response to real challenges and is an important way to prepare ourselves for a developmental leap. When we are suffering our brains release hormones that promote ‘neuroplasticity’, our minds begin to reexamine outdated narratives, and our relationships are challenged with the need for deeper vulnerability and more skillful communication.
(443) 400-7202 View (443) 400-7202
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Emily Dufrane
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
We are all born with eyes, but learn how to see. Our self and worldview are shaped and molded by traumatic experiences, intimate relationships, and occurrences in the greater world around us. Our culture teaches us to conform for love and acceptance, to change our bodies and beliefs to fit the status quo, and to value working over living. Through the process of therapy, I will collaborate with you to uncover your wisest, most authentic Self and harness your strengths ultimately to learn how to navigate life’s ebbs and flows connected to your values, needs, and desires.
We are all born with eyes, but learn how to see. Our self and worldview are shaped and molded by traumatic experiences, intimate relationships, and occurrences in the greater world around us. Our culture teaches us to conform for love and acceptance, to change our bodies and beliefs to fit the status quo, and to value working over living. Through the process of therapy, I will collaborate with you to uncover your wisest, most authentic Self and harness your strengths ultimately to learn how to navigate life’s ebbs and flows connected to your values, needs, and desires.
(667) 202-0194 View (667) 202-0194
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Eliza Pelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
My goal is to help you identify your needs, plan and act for positive change, and create balance in your life. During our sessions, I strive to empower and support you while helping you build the tools to manage stressful life events and reach your goals. Most importantly, I will meet you where you are (mentally and emotionally) and personalize therapy to your needs. I have experience across a broad spectrum of topics and specialize in treating eating disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
My goal is to help you identify your needs, plan and act for positive change, and create balance in your life. During our sessions, I strive to empower and support you while helping you build the tools to manage stressful life events and reach your goals. Most importantly, I will meet you where you are (mentally and emotionally) and personalize therapy to your needs. I have experience across a broad spectrum of topics and specialize in treating eating disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
(443) 596-6895 View (443) 596-6895
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Alexandra Wimberly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You’re stressed out and feeling uneasy a lot of the time. This is showing up mentally and physically, perhaps through aches and pains. You’re unhappy with your current life situation and you’re not sure why; or you’re dealing with a big stressor that is creating a lot of problems and conflicts for you. The things that you’re currently doing to feel better aren’t working for you. Maybe you are drinking alcohol or using drugs more than you would like to. You are fed up feeling this way and are ready for a change.
You’re stressed out and feeling uneasy a lot of the time. This is showing up mentally and physically, perhaps through aches and pains. You’re unhappy with your current life situation and you’re not sure why; or you’re dealing with a big stressor that is creating a lot of problems and conflicts for you. The things that you’re currently doing to feel better aren’t working for you. Maybe you are drinking alcohol or using drugs more than you would like to. You are fed up feeling this way and are ready for a change.
(443) 222-1025 View (443) 222-1025
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Aanchal Mohanty
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PGDip, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
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
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Grace Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
I specialize in working with people of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, and trauma. In addition to this, I specialize in working with people of all ages who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation. Through gender affirming care, I hope to validate and empower you to feel comfortable being your truest self. As a therapist, I tailor my practice and treatment approach to each individual and family, while working to meet my clients where they are. I believe that providing a safe and welcoming space for my clients is essential to the therapeutic process, and promotes emotional growth and change.
I specialize in working with people of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, and trauma. In addition to this, I specialize in working with people of all ages who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation. Through gender affirming care, I hope to validate and empower you to feel comfortable being your truest self. As a therapist, I tailor my practice and treatment approach to each individual and family, while working to meet my clients where they are. I believe that providing a safe and welcoming space for my clients is essential to the therapeutic process, and promotes emotional growth and change.
(443) 232-1698 View (443) 232-1698
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Dr. Tanya M Nichols
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210  (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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Alisha Wolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MPH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
I work with people experiencing anxiety, directionlessness and disconnection. I utilize Western, more traditional modalities to address anxiety and depression, as well as Buddhist concepts and approaches to dive into topics such as lack of direction, struggling with overwhelming emotions, and creating an internal sense of calm and peace, regardless of what is happening in your family, at work, or in romantic relationships.
I work with people experiencing anxiety, directionlessness and disconnection. I utilize Western, more traditional modalities to address anxiety and depression, as well as Buddhist concepts and approaches to dive into topics such as lack of direction, struggling with overwhelming emotions, and creating an internal sense of calm and peace, regardless of what is happening in your family, at work, or in romantic relationships.
(443) 945-9489 View (443) 945-9489
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Elizabeth Scott
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Loyola, 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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Number of Therapists in Loyola, Baltimore, MD

50+

Average cost per session

$152

Therapists in Loyola, Baltimore, MD who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
85% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
73% Self Esteem
73% Life Transitions
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Cigna and Evernorth
62% CareFirst

How Therapists in Loyola, Baltimore, MD see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Loyola, 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.