Therapists in Bethesda, MD

Photo of Kecia Wright with Brooke Bralove Psychotherapy, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Bethesda, MD
Kecia Wright with Brooke Bralove Psychotherapy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland providing virtual psychotherapy to adults over 18. With 10 years experience, I specialize in working with anxiety & stress management, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, loss & bereavement, depression and anger management. My passion is helping women build insight to proactively improve their lives. Many of my clients are BIPOC women who are highly successful perfectionists and people pleasers who struggle to find work/life balance, deeper purpose, and joy. Together, we will work toward creating a life that aligns with your core values and purpose.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland providing virtual psychotherapy to adults over 18. With 10 years experience, I specialize in working with anxiety & stress management, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, loss & bereavement, depression and anger management. My passion is helping women build insight to proactively improve their lives. Many of my clients are BIPOC women who are highly successful perfectionists and people pleasers who struggle to find work/life balance, deeper purpose, and joy. Together, we will work toward creating a life that aligns with your core values and purpose.
(240) 448-4902 View (240) 448-4902
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Rachel Hayden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
"I don't feel like me anymore." "I feel overwhelmed with my problems and I don't know how to change things." If you have had these kinds of thoughts, you are not alone. Many people find that life stresses, strained relationships, and difficult emotions are hard to handle. You don't have to do it alone. Counseling provides a safe place to talk about your experiences and helps you feel better.
"I don't feel like me anymore." "I feel overwhelmed with my problems and I don't know how to change things." If you have had these kinds of thoughts, you are not alone. Many people find that life stresses, strained relationships, and difficult emotions are hard to handle. You don't have to do it alone. Counseling provides a safe place to talk about your experiences and helps you feel better.
(301) 850-3623 View (301) 850-3623
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Alexandra Swe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Waitlist for new clients
As a clinical social worker, it is my passion to help people navigate through life's toughest moments while focusing on their strengths and successes. My years of experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, complex trauma and every day stressors allow me to address a wide range of challenges.
As a clinical social worker, it is my passion to help people navigate through life's toughest moments while focusing on their strengths and successes. My years of experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, complex trauma and every day stressors allow me to address a wide range of challenges.
(301) 710-9953 View (301) 710-9953
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Chris Lee
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
The hardest part of overcoming a challenge is knowing where to start. In counseling, we can discover together what is getting in the way of living your best life. Whether you're struggling to manage emotions (e.g. anxiety, sadness), keep up with work/school, master your relationship with technology, or navigate recent life transitions, it can feel overwhelming at times to go it alone! I will work with you to identify your "stuck points", collaboratively create a plan to address the areas you want to work on, and support you in replacing approaches that don't work with ones that do. Change is hard but worth the effort!
The hardest part of overcoming a challenge is knowing where to start. In counseling, we can discover together what is getting in the way of living your best life. Whether you're struggling to manage emotions (e.g. anxiety, sadness), keep up with work/school, master your relationship with technology, or navigate recent life transitions, it can feel overwhelming at times to go it alone! I will work with you to identify your "stuck points", collaboratively create a plan to address the areas you want to work on, and support you in replacing approaches that don't work with ones that do. Change is hard but worth the effort!
(240) 771-1458 View (240) 771-1458
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Jennifer H Greenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, CST, CSCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20815  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As an AASECT certified Sex Therapist and ISTI Certified Sex and Couples Therapist, I know that life and relationships take a lot of work. My practice is dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and relationship(s) who need support and/or seeking growth and change. From anxiety and depression to sexual functioning and communication, I can help you and your partner(s) work on bringing authenticity back into your lives. I have extensive experience working with military (Active Duty/Vets & Spouses), LGBTQ+, kink/poly relationships, HAES/Intuitive Eating, as well as Ex-pats and International Aid Workers stationed overseas.
As an AASECT certified Sex Therapist and ISTI Certified Sex and Couples Therapist, I know that life and relationships take a lot of work. My practice is dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and relationship(s) who need support and/or seeking growth and change. From anxiety and depression to sexual functioning and communication, I can help you and your partner(s) work on bringing authenticity back into your lives. I have extensive experience working with military (Active Duty/Vets & Spouses), LGBTQ+, kink/poly relationships, HAES/Intuitive Eating, as well as Ex-pats and International Aid Workers stationed overseas.
(301) 812-4780 View (301) 812-4780
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Alan Nathan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
I can help with recovery from painful childhood experiences & traumas. I can help you to better understand the unconscious patterns of thinking and feeling that create emotional pain and obstruct your efforts to achieve your life goals. My work addresses issues faced by adolescents, young adults, and adults including educational/career achievement, relationship satisfaction, and identity/self-esteem issues. Cultural/racial identity and oppressive/abusive social forces including racism and misogyny are important factors in my work.
I can help with recovery from painful childhood experiences & traumas. I can help you to better understand the unconscious patterns of thinking and feeling that create emotional pain and obstruct your efforts to achieve your life goals. My work addresses issues faced by adolescents, young adults, and adults including educational/career achievement, relationship satisfaction, and identity/self-esteem issues. Cultural/racial identity and oppressive/abusive social forces including racism and misogyny are important factors in my work.
(301) 798-7054 View (301) 798-7054
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Amanda Mendizabal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Welcome to my practice. Regardless of what your struggle is at this time, I believe that through our relationship we can work together to help you look at your current patterns and potential changes you can make that can help you lead a fuller life. I realize that this can be difficult and I am grateful that I am able to help you in your journey.
Welcome to my practice. Regardless of what your struggle is at this time, I believe that through our relationship we can work together to help you look at your current patterns and potential changes you can make that can help you lead a fuller life. I realize that this can be difficult and I am grateful that I am able to help you in your journey.
(202) 957-4465 View (202) 957-4465
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Emilie Gomart (-Berg)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, MSc, CSHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20816
Emilie is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family therapist (LCMFT) and an AASECT (American Association for Sex Therapy) certified Sex Therapist. Emilie’s expertise is in working with couples to improve their relationships and build more meaningful and more resilient bonds with each other. She has experience with couples with a broad range of relationship and sexual issues, including general communication, conflicts around parenting, sexual desire differences or the impact of an affair. She sees couples in person exclusively. Clients can choose between two modalities: either couple therapy or group therapy for adults.
Emilie is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family therapist (LCMFT) and an AASECT (American Association for Sex Therapy) certified Sex Therapist. Emilie’s expertise is in working with couples to improve their relationships and build more meaningful and more resilient bonds with each other. She has experience with couples with a broad range of relationship and sexual issues, including general communication, conflicts around parenting, sexual desire differences or the impact of an affair. She sees couples in person exclusively. Clients can choose between two modalities: either couple therapy or group therapy for adults.
(240) 292-8430 View (240) 292-8430
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Cindy Bull Crane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817
If you are sitting on my couch, SOME kind of trauma or pain has touched you. Whether you are straight or gay, a teen, adult or or older adult, first responder, couple in crisis, or struggling with illness or grief, I will help you learn to better process and manage your emotions, including worry, fear, anxiety, sadness or anger to develop better coping strategies TODAY. My therapy is non-judgmental and client-focused where therapeutic goals are driven by the client's needs.
If you are sitting on my couch, SOME kind of trauma or pain has touched you. Whether you are straight or gay, a teen, adult or or older adult, first responder, couple in crisis, or struggling with illness or grief, I will help you learn to better process and manage your emotions, including worry, fear, anxiety, sadness or anger to develop better coping strategies TODAY. My therapy is non-judgmental and client-focused where therapeutic goals are driven by the client's needs.
(301) 246-2921 View (301) 246-2921
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Afa Alizada
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
You’re introspective and self-aware. You may recognize self-sabotaging patterns and self-limiting beliefs that keep repeating in your professional life or intimate relationships. You may have even read self-help books or tried therapy before, and still struggle with low self-esteem, shame, anxiety, sadness, anger, or self-destructive behaviors. A part of you wonders if what happened to you has damaged you beyond “repair.” And yet, there’s a part inside that’s yearning for deep healing and knows it’s possible to feel radiantly alive, fulfilled, deeply connected, confident, and calm.
You’re introspective and self-aware. You may recognize self-sabotaging patterns and self-limiting beliefs that keep repeating in your professional life or intimate relationships. You may have even read self-help books or tried therapy before, and still struggle with low self-esteem, shame, anxiety, sadness, anger, or self-destructive behaviors. A part of you wonders if what happened to you has damaged you beyond “repair.” And yet, there’s a part inside that’s yearning for deep healing and knows it’s possible to feel radiantly alive, fulfilled, deeply connected, confident, and calm.
(301) 396-7448 View (301) 396-7448
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Loretta Collins Begg
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20816  (Online Only)
My name is Loretta Collins Begg, and I live right outside Washington, D.C., in Bethesda, Maryland. After a 25-year career in sales, I decided to return to school and get my Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCPC). My theoretical orientation is a mix of cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy. I enjoy working with individuals and specialize in mood disorders, anxiety, and PTSD.
My name is Loretta Collins Begg, and I live right outside Washington, D.C., in Bethesda, Maryland. After a 25-year career in sales, I decided to return to school and get my Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCPC). My theoretical orientation is a mix of cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy. I enjoy working with individuals and specialize in mood disorders, anxiety, and PTSD.
(301) 381-2528 View (301) 381-2528
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Caroline Poirrier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland, I work with teenagers and adults on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, emotional regulation, identities, relationships, and life stressors. I am warm, collaborative, and compassionate and enjoy helping clients process their experience, develop healthy coping mechanisms, make progress toward their goals, and improve their quality of life.
Licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland, I work with teenagers and adults on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, emotional regulation, identities, relationships, and life stressors. I am warm, collaborative, and compassionate and enjoy helping clients process their experience, develop healthy coping mechanisms, make progress toward their goals, and improve their quality of life.
(240) 719-6030 View (240) 719-6030
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Constance Angiuli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20815  (Online Only)
I am a therapist with 20 years' experience providing holistic brain-based treatment for enhanced decision making and performance coaching as well as trauma informed therapy to adolescents and adults. This approach allows me to treat PTSD, anxiety and depression but also offers brain-based coaching for career challenges, performance enhancement, future visualization. My therapy style is client centered and non-judgmental. I focus on three areas - EMDR for trauma healing, depression and anxiety. EMDR (visualization) for sports injury recovery and EMDR for high level decision making (home purchase, college, career etc.)
I am a therapist with 20 years' experience providing holistic brain-based treatment for enhanced decision making and performance coaching as well as trauma informed therapy to adolescents and adults. This approach allows me to treat PTSD, anxiety and depression but also offers brain-based coaching for career challenges, performance enhancement, future visualization. My therapy style is client centered and non-judgmental. I focus on three areas - EMDR for trauma healing, depression and anxiety. EMDR (visualization) for sports injury recovery and EMDR for high level decision making (home purchase, college, career etc.)
(301) 478-9207 View (301) 478-9207
Photo of Jill Ginsburg At Postpartum Wellness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bethesda, MD
Jill Ginsburg At Postpartum Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
My name is Jill and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 25 years. I offer insight-oriented supportive therapy in a safe and nurturing environment. I am interested in empowering women through life’s transitions, whether it is dealing with infertility, adjusting to motherhood, balancing work and home life, raising a child with special needs, recovering from infidelity, adjusting to divorce, dealing with menopause or supporting an aging parent. I understand the difficulty of taking care of yourself while raising a family. The quickest way to schedule your appointment is to send me an email.
My name is Jill and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 25 years. I offer insight-oriented supportive therapy in a safe and nurturing environment. I am interested in empowering women through life’s transitions, whether it is dealing with infertility, adjusting to motherhood, balancing work and home life, raising a child with special needs, recovering from infidelity, adjusting to divorce, dealing with menopause or supporting an aging parent. I understand the difficulty of taking care of yourself while raising a family. The quickest way to schedule your appointment is to send me an email.
(240) 887-1724 View (240) 887-1724
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Sharon Fischman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20815
Life can be overwhelming. Whether it is interpersonal challenges, trauma, grief, or learning why we make ineffective choices, therapy can help. I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effectively. I work from a non-judgmental, collaborative, and strengths-based perspective. I believe you are doing the best you can at this moment; I will help you build towards making changes in your life to reach your goals.
Life can be overwhelming. Whether it is interpersonal challenges, trauma, grief, or learning why we make ineffective choices, therapy can help. I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effectively. I work from a non-judgmental, collaborative, and strengths-based perspective. I believe you are doing the best you can at this moment; I will help you build towards making changes in your life to reach your goals.
(240) 201-2398 View (240) 201-2398
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Robin J Belamaric
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
It takes courage to face emotional and relationship problems. With over 20 years professional experience treating clients and consulting to businesses, I specialize in helping people find and utilize their strengths and sideline their difficulties. With children and adults, I specialize in treating complex anxiety, attachment, and learning issues and developing talent and leadership. Once clients are freed from the crippling impact of excessive anxiety, emotional dysregulation, or self defeating behavior patterns, drawing upon Positive Psychology and Mindfulness techniques helps us identify and capitalize on personal strengths. Clients are able to heal - thrive - grow - bloom into excellence.
It takes courage to face emotional and relationship problems. With over 20 years professional experience treating clients and consulting to businesses, I specialize in helping people find and utilize their strengths and sideline their difficulties. With children and adults, I specialize in treating complex anxiety, attachment, and learning issues and developing talent and leadership. Once clients are freed from the crippling impact of excessive anxiety, emotional dysregulation, or self defeating behavior patterns, drawing upon Positive Psychology and Mindfulness techniques helps us identify and capitalize on personal strengths. Clients are able to heal - thrive - grow - bloom into excellence.
(301) 852-5591 View (301) 852-5591
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Brian Corrado
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Welcome to my practice. I like to work with my clients in a respectful, collaborative way to help them to move forward in their lives. My approach is to help clients to balance mindfulness, acceptance, and change strategies so that they can reach their goals. I have a special interest in the use of mindfulness-informed and evidence-based therapies. I strive to work with you to help you reach your goals as quickly as possible. Please contact me for more information.
Welcome to my practice. I like to work with my clients in a respectful, collaborative way to help them to move forward in their lives. My approach is to help clients to balance mindfulness, acceptance, and change strategies so that they can reach their goals. I have a special interest in the use of mindfulness-informed and evidence-based therapies. I strive to work with you to help you reach your goals as quickly as possible. Please contact me for more information.
(301) 918-5945 x2 View (301) 918-5945 x2
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Joshua O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Couples, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC Affirming Care; ENM, Polyamory and Kink-Aware Therapy, Sex & Intimacy; Eating Disorders; Teen Identity Formation; Communication Issues; Family of Origin Issues; Anxiety; Depression; Life Transitions & Adjustment; Substance Use Disorder
Couples, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC Affirming Care; ENM, Polyamory and Kink-Aware Therapy, Sex & Intimacy; Eating Disorders; Teen Identity Formation; Communication Issues; Family of Origin Issues; Anxiety; Depression; Life Transitions & Adjustment; Substance Use Disorder
(301) 709-7005 View (301) 709-7005
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Samantha Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
In the therapy room I strive to offer a non-judgmental space. I believe the client-therapist relationship is vitally important for a successful and enjoyable therapy experience. When someone chooses to work with me, I aim for a welcoming, authentic, and supportive environment and strive to build a relationship based on trust and understanding. Each person has a unique story to tell. At times our life experiences and challenges cause us to struggle in making sense of that story which, in turn, may hinder us from living in a healthy way. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore and process these struggles and experiences.
In the therapy room I strive to offer a non-judgmental space. I believe the client-therapist relationship is vitally important for a successful and enjoyable therapy experience. When someone chooses to work with me, I aim for a welcoming, authentic, and supportive environment and strive to build a relationship based on trust and understanding. Each person has a unique story to tell. At times our life experiences and challenges cause us to struggle in making sense of that story which, in turn, may hinder us from living in a healthy way. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore and process these struggles and experiences.
(240) 225-0522 x32 View (240) 225-0522 x32
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Jeanne Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
In over 20 years of practice I have specialized in anxiety disorders and depression - working with individuals, couples and families. Life is forever changing, which can be both exciting and stressful. Transitioning into or out of marriage, loss of a loved one, job change or even retirement are all possible triggers for anxiety and or depression. Specific phobias can prevent you from making important life decisions, as you may try to avoid situations that pose too great a fear. While depression or anxiety can prevent you from connecting with others, therapy can be a safe place to do so with guidance, support and acceptance.
In over 20 years of practice I have specialized in anxiety disorders and depression - working with individuals, couples and families. Life is forever changing, which can be both exciting and stressful. Transitioning into or out of marriage, loss of a loved one, job change or even retirement are all possible triggers for anxiety and or depression. Specific phobias can prevent you from making important life decisions, as you may try to avoid situations that pose too great a fear. While depression or anxiety can prevent you from connecting with others, therapy can be a safe place to do so with guidance, support and acceptance.
(301) 760-2295 View (301) 760-2295

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bethesda, MD

1,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Bethesda, MD who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD
62% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% CareFirst
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Bethesda, MD see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bethesda?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.