Therapists in Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD

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Thomas D Prude
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224
I believe in inalienable human rights to happiness, to love, and to freedom. I approach therapy with an inquisitive outlook and seek to make my practice welcoming. I'm trained in CBT, DBT, mindfulness, crisis response, and trauma-focused care. I specialize in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, severe and persistent disorders, assessment, lifestyle & adjustment disorders, borderline personality disorder and bipolar depression disorders. I have significant experience providing therapy for individuals, families, psychoeducational groups, and couples.
I believe in inalienable human rights to happiness, to love, and to freedom. I approach therapy with an inquisitive outlook and seek to make my practice welcoming. I'm trained in CBT, DBT, mindfulness, crisis response, and trauma-focused care. I specialize in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, severe and persistent disorders, assessment, lifestyle & adjustment disorders, borderline personality disorder and bipolar depression disorders. I have significant experience providing therapy for individuals, families, psychoeducational groups, and couples.
(410) 657-6231 View (410) 657-6231
Photo of Alexandra Bradford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD
Alexandra Bradford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
Life presents everyone with challenges. Difficult changes, traumatic experiences, loss, work-life imbalance, and exhausting schedules can bring stress, depression, or just a feeling of being overwhelmed. There is no need to face this alone. When you are ready, a therapist can be a powerful partner. My therapeutic approach creates a safe space for you to be open and explore who you are and who you want to be. You gain insight into your thoughts and actions then learn new practices to create sustainable positive change. I strive to help clients feel more empowered and have more self-compassion.
Life presents everyone with challenges. Difficult changes, traumatic experiences, loss, work-life imbalance, and exhausting schedules can bring stress, depression, or just a feeling of being overwhelmed. There is no need to face this alone. When you are ready, a therapist can be a powerful partner. My therapeutic approach creates a safe space for you to be open and explore who you are and who you want to be. You gain insight into your thoughts and actions then learn new practices to create sustainable positive change. I strive to help clients feel more empowered and have more self-compassion.
(984) 212-2482 View (984) 212-2482
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Jacqueline Hyman
Psychologist, PhD, CMPC
Verified Verified
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224
While therapy is meant to foster growth and personal reflection, I strongly believe that therapy should also cultivate exploration, creativity, curiosity and a sense of empowerment. As a queer woman of color, I cherish environments that affirm and celebrate who I am in all of my complexities. I treasure relationships where I do not have to explain myself or my experiences. Unfortunately, these environments and these relationships can be hard to find, making us feel a pressure to deny parts of ourselves in order to be accepted or seen by others.
While therapy is meant to foster growth and personal reflection, I strongly believe that therapy should also cultivate exploration, creativity, curiosity and a sense of empowerment. As a queer woman of color, I cherish environments that affirm and celebrate who I am in all of my complexities. I treasure relationships where I do not have to explain myself or my experiences. Unfortunately, these environments and these relationships can be hard to find, making us feel a pressure to deny parts of ourselves in order to be accepted or seen by others.
(410) 401-0827 View (410) 401-0827
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Dr. Michael Marquez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224
As a queer, Latinx cisgender man, it is my passion to support my LGBTQIA+ and POC community in our own collective liberation. Too often counseling can feel like a non-inclusive space, and my work has focused on providing a healing space where clients feel comfortable being their genuine selves, free from judgment and guilt. Sometimes it feels like many of us move through our day wearing a mask to “fit in,” which is a heavy burden to bear. Together we can work towards removing this mask by helping you tap into what already lies within you - a bit of authenticity, a splash of self-compassion, and a healthy dose of empowerment.
As a queer, Latinx cisgender man, it is my passion to support my LGBTQIA+ and POC community in our own collective liberation. Too often counseling can feel like a non-inclusive space, and my work has focused on providing a healing space where clients feel comfortable being their genuine selves, free from judgment and guilt. Sometimes it feels like many of us move through our day wearing a mask to “fit in,” which is a heavy burden to bear. Together we can work towards removing this mask by helping you tap into what already lies within you - a bit of authenticity, a splash of self-compassion, and a healthy dose of empowerment.
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Yi Q Chen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224
I believe that your personal and ancestral pasts inform your present. I also believe that you have the power to rewrite and reintegrate the chapters that are rooted in powerlessness, guilt, fear, and shame, while freeing up the space and energy to curate the meaningful and meaning-filled future you deserve. As a queer, Chinese, eldest daughter of immigrants, I believe that it is important to hold space for all parts of you, no matter how much pain those parts have internalized, and no matter have much love those parts have been denied.
I believe that your personal and ancestral pasts inform your present. I also believe that you have the power to rewrite and reintegrate the chapters that are rooted in powerlessness, guilt, fear, and shame, while freeing up the space and energy to curate the meaningful and meaning-filled future you deserve. As a queer, Chinese, eldest daughter of immigrants, I believe that it is important to hold space for all parts of you, no matter how much pain those parts have internalized, and no matter have much love those parts have been denied.
(410) 941-6576 View (410) 941-6576
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Danielle Black
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224
Not accepting new clients
I am deeply passionate about the liberation of marginalized people and believe that we are deserving of joy, of rest, of pleasure, and of being our whole selves. As a clinician, I center laughter, your passions, patience, silence, and honesty. I offer a collaborative and empathic approach to support you in navigating life’s challenges. In sessions, we can work together to create a safe and open therapeutic relationship to explore who you are, to understand how your contexts shape your experiences, and to reach your goals. ​
I am deeply passionate about the liberation of marginalized people and believe that we are deserving of joy, of rest, of pleasure, and of being our whole selves. As a clinician, I center laughter, your passions, patience, silence, and honesty. I offer a collaborative and empathic approach to support you in navigating life’s challenges. In sessions, we can work together to create a safe and open therapeutic relationship to explore who you are, to understand how your contexts shape your experiences, and to reach your goals. ​
(410) 403-3144 View (410) 403-3144
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Rajni Sharma
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224
I use warmth, non-judgmental curiosity, and authenticity to cultivate a nurturing collaborative space where we can understand how your familial, relational, and cultural experiences shape your lived experience. With this insight, we can help you develop greater confidence in making the changes you’d like to live an intentional and meaningful life. I integrate attachment theory, trauma-informed interventions, mindfulness techniques, and multicultural/systems perspectives in therapy.
I use warmth, non-judgmental curiosity, and authenticity to cultivate a nurturing collaborative space where we can understand how your familial, relational, and cultural experiences shape your lived experience. With this insight, we can help you develop greater confidence in making the changes you’d like to live an intentional and meaningful life. I integrate attachment theory, trauma-informed interventions, mindfulness techniques, and multicultural/systems perspectives in therapy.
(410) 883-7034 View (410) 883-7034
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Nicholas A. L. Etheridge
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224
Waitlist for new clients
I do therapy backwards. I help people first find acceptance of what's challenging them, and focus on making that feeling of discomfort feel safe. I believe that allowing the experience of the full range of human emotions is key to reclaiming and strengthening our emotional resiliency. We can accept the presence of discomfort and feel joy, while identifying and making changes based on who we want to be or know we are. My therapy practice is based in an understanding of the nervous system, mindfulness, and the ways we all experience and react to trauma and distress.
I do therapy backwards. I help people first find acceptance of what's challenging them, and focus on making that feeling of discomfort feel safe. I believe that allowing the experience of the full range of human emotions is key to reclaiming and strengthening our emotional resiliency. We can accept the presence of discomfort and feel joy, while identifying and making changes based on who we want to be or know we are. My therapy practice is based in an understanding of the nervous system, mindfulness, and the ways we all experience and react to trauma and distress.
(443) 665-0577 View (443) 665-0577
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Nicole Martyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe the first and most sacred job of a therapist is to create a safe, nurturing space where you are fully seen and heard. From that space, I will walk with you along your path of growth and healing, helping to guide you on your journey.
I believe the first and most sacred job of a therapist is to create a safe, nurturing space where you are fully seen and heard. From that space, I will walk with you along your path of growth and healing, helping to guide you on your journey.
(443) 991-8192 View (443) 991-8192
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Jessica Mercier
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
Professional psychotherapist welcoming individuals who are seeking therapy for their first time, as well as those who have had counseling before. Focused to listen, empower you, and guide you to discover your purpose. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy that fit your needs. Remember, you are worthy of love and belonging! Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology Mental Health Counseling from Holy Family University. Bachelor's Degree in Special Education Elementary from Holy Family University, Licensed in NJ, PA, DE, AZ & MD.
Professional psychotherapist welcoming individuals who are seeking therapy for their first time, as well as those who have had counseling before. Focused to listen, empower you, and guide you to discover your purpose. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy that fit your needs. Remember, you are worthy of love and belonging! Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology Mental Health Counseling from Holy Family University. Bachelor's Degree in Special Education Elementary from Holy Family University, Licensed in NJ, PA, DE, AZ & MD.
(410) 639-3401 View (410) 639-3401
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Nina Arroyo
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
Are you currently navigating Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or career-related stress leading to potential burnout? Whether dealing with the pain of going no contact, grappling with ADHD paralysis, managing the demands of professional achievement, or facing other complexities, I genuinely understand your struggles. With seven years of professional experience, I offer tailored support, bringing a depth of empathy rooted in my own journey. It's not just my profession; it’s my passion to offer you a safe and supportive space for you to heal.
Are you currently navigating Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or career-related stress leading to potential burnout? Whether dealing with the pain of going no contact, grappling with ADHD paralysis, managing the demands of professional achievement, or facing other complexities, I genuinely understand your struggles. With seven years of professional experience, I offer tailored support, bringing a depth of empathy rooted in my own journey. It's not just my profession; it’s my passion to offer you a safe and supportive space for you to heal.
(410) 709-8315 View (410) 709-8315

Online Therapists

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Julia Stephenson
Counselor, LGPC, MA
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Navigating life’s challenges can be overwhelming and leave us feeling disconnected from our friends, loved ones, coworkers, and even ourselves. As a compassionate and dedicated therapist, I am here to guide you on your journey to self-discovery and healing. Together, we will create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your inner world, emotional needs, and past experiences with curiosity and kindness.
Navigating life’s challenges can be overwhelming and leave us feeling disconnected from our friends, loved ones, coworkers, and even ourselves. As a compassionate and dedicated therapist, I am here to guide you on your journey to self-discovery and healing. Together, we will create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your inner world, emotional needs, and past experiences with curiosity and kindness.
(240) 932-5134 View (240) 932-5134
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Alisha Wolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MPH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
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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Therapy For Black Women LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I believe that all individuals possess the tools needed to achieve their goals however some due to barriers an individual’s tools may not be as easily accessible. I strive to create a safe space for all my clients which allows clients to flourish and be vulnerable, recognizing that a safe, judgement-free, respectful and open therapeutic relationship is important to the therapeutic process. I would love to walk with you through your journey of self-discovery. I look forward to meeting you!
I believe that all individuals possess the tools needed to achieve their goals however some due to barriers an individual’s tools may not be as easily accessible. I strive to create a safe space for all my clients which allows clients to flourish and be vulnerable, recognizing that a safe, judgement-free, respectful and open therapeutic relationship is important to the therapeutic process. I would love to walk with you through your journey of self-discovery. I look forward to meeting you!
(410) 695-8271 View (410) 695-8271
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Shirria D McCullough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Therapist for Moms with anxiety and depression trying to balance a career and motherhood. Are you a mom, working a demanding job, trying to build a successful career or a successful business? You are constantly overstimulated trying to divide your attention between children and their needs and reply to emails. Are you doubting your decision or the ability to "have it all"? Are you battling mom/wife guilt, lacking or not prioritizing self care, and harboring a little resentment? I get it and I can help.
Therapist for Moms with anxiety and depression trying to balance a career and motherhood. Are you a mom, working a demanding job, trying to build a successful career or a successful business? You are constantly overstimulated trying to divide your attention between children and their needs and reply to emails. Are you doubting your decision or the ability to "have it all"? Are you battling mom/wife guilt, lacking or not prioritizing self care, and harboring a little resentment? I get it and I can help.
(252) 359-3328 View (252) 359-3328
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Karena R.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
I offer talk therapy to individuals (18 years and older) who are experiencing mental/emotional health challenges, and require the support of a mental health therapist in order to thrive in their environments. I am able to provide support to any individual residing in any town in the state of Maryland via tele-health and in-person.
I offer talk therapy to individuals (18 years and older) who are experiencing mental/emotional health challenges, and require the support of a mental health therapist in order to thrive in their environments. I am able to provide support to any individual residing in any town in the state of Maryland via tele-health and in-person.
(667) 239-8517 View (667) 239-8517
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Abena G Cassell-Swaby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have been working in the field of social work for more than 20 years. Since being in the field, I have developed experience as a recruiter within foster care, management and training of foster parents and staff, developing clinicians and helping them grow as therapist. I enjoy providing services to clients who are seeking someone to help them process through their individual struggles in order to help them reach a level of self-empowerment and independency. I don't see what I do as a job or a burden but an enjoyment. I have always strived to give to others what was afforded to me. My mantra is "self-care is always necessary."
I have been working in the field of social work for more than 20 years. Since being in the field, I have developed experience as a recruiter within foster care, management and training of foster parents and staff, developing clinicians and helping them grow as therapist. I enjoy providing services to clients who are seeking someone to help them process through their individual struggles in order to help them reach a level of self-empowerment and independency. I don't see what I do as a job or a burden but an enjoyment. I have always strived to give to others what was afforded to me. My mantra is "self-care is always necessary."
(410) 609-6050 View (410) 609-6050
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Mikhel Kushner
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Navigating life’s ups and downs can be as much a challenge as it is a privilege. The support of a caring presence outside your circle of daily influence can help as you move through the sticky spots. I have professional and/or lived experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, life transitions, and institutional betrayal. Having served as a Title IX coordinator/ DEI professional for over a decade, I am uniquely qualified to support people impacted by discrimination/ implicit bias, as well as sexual violence/ harassment. Likewise, I am well positioned to support lawyers and DEI/ higher ed academics/professionals
Navigating life’s ups and downs can be as much a challenge as it is a privilege. The support of a caring presence outside your circle of daily influence can help as you move through the sticky spots. I have professional and/or lived experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, life transitions, and institutional betrayal. Having served as a Title IX coordinator/ DEI professional for over a decade, I am uniquely qualified to support people impacted by discrimination/ implicit bias, as well as sexual violence/ harassment. Likewise, I am well positioned to support lawyers and DEI/ higher ed academics/professionals
(443) 693-5627 View (443) 693-5627
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Deon Jarmall Brown
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Welcome, You have taken the First step in seeking a quality, professional to help offer some possible solutions to your challenges, and problems. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist with extensive experience with teens, adult, couples, and groups. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addition Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am the Founder Of DJB Therapeutic Solutions LLC. My Practice is a Clinical, Counseling, Educational, and Motivational Practice for individuals, groups, and organizations. I provide therapy in a warm, safe, confidential environment. My goal is to help you cope through stressful life situations.
Welcome, You have taken the First step in seeking a quality, professional to help offer some possible solutions to your challenges, and problems. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist with extensive experience with teens, adult, couples, and groups. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addition Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am the Founder Of DJB Therapeutic Solutions LLC. My Practice is a Clinical, Counseling, Educational, and Motivational Practice for individuals, groups, and organizations. I provide therapy in a warm, safe, confidential environment. My goal is to help you cope through stressful life situations.
(443) 399-2952 View (443) 399-2952
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Morgan Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
Ideally, I'd treat clients with a trauma history. Someone with a mixture of short and long term trauma. My ideal client is eager to learn and wants to find a way to become their own safe space. Someone who wants to learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, find out their triggers, and treat themselves with patience.
Ideally, I'd treat clients with a trauma history. Someone with a mixture of short and long term trauma. My ideal client is eager to learn and wants to find a way to become their own safe space. Someone who wants to learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, find out their triggers, and treat themselves with patience.
(443) 323-1453 View (443) 323-1453

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD who prioritize treating:

91% Relationship Issues
91% Anxiety
82% Depression
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Stress
73% Self Esteem
64% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Cigna and Evernorth
60% Aetna
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Patterson Park East, Baltimore, MD see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Patterson Park East, 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.