Therapists in Bethesda, MD

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Victoria Alves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Victoria was transracially adopted from China as an infant. Her previous work history includes: supervising visitation between parents and their children, working as a school counselor in a public charter school, providing intensive, home-based therapy to children with intense emotional and behavioral needs, and providing clinical case management to LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. Victoria believes strongly in client-oriented services and that everyone should have access to the opportunities and support that they need to succeed. Victoria is also passionate about self-improvement and continuing to learn throughout your life.
Victoria was transracially adopted from China as an infant. Her previous work history includes: supervising visitation between parents and their children, working as a school counselor in a public charter school, providing intensive, home-based therapy to children with intense emotional and behavioral needs, and providing clinical case management to LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. Victoria believes strongly in client-oriented services and that everyone should have access to the opportunities and support that they need to succeed. Victoria is also passionate about self-improvement and continuing to learn throughout your life.
(240) 716-5698 View (240) 716-5698
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Reuven Rosen, LMSW - Teen and Family Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Do you feel frustrated when interacting with your teen? Does she hide in her room, or is he addicted to his phone? Or are you the teen himself who is frustrated that your parents just dont get you? Family relationships can be HARD, but with empathetic guidance and practical tools, you can heal even the most difficult relationships. You can learn to communicate in a way that your loved ones can hear. Parents and adolescents can learn skills to engage with each other and create a lasting bond.
Do you feel frustrated when interacting with your teen? Does she hide in her room, or is he addicted to his phone? Or are you the teen himself who is frustrated that your parents just dont get you? Family relationships can be HARD, but with empathetic guidance and practical tools, you can heal even the most difficult relationships. You can learn to communicate in a way that your loved ones can hear. Parents and adolescents can learn skills to engage with each other and create a lasting bond.
(240) 220-9101 View (240) 220-9101
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Amanda Wiggins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817
I work with children, teens, and adults facing stressors such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, blended families, parent child relationships, as well as identity, personal, and relational growth. My training as a MFT has helped me develop a collaborative and systemically informed therapy style. I believe clients are the experts in their own lives, and I can serve as a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental presence to facilitate exploration and self growth.
I work with children, teens, and adults facing stressors such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, blended families, parent child relationships, as well as identity, personal, and relational growth. My training as a MFT has helped me develop a collaborative and systemically informed therapy style. I believe clients are the experts in their own lives, and I can serve as a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental presence to facilitate exploration and self growth.
(301) 720-1706 View (301) 720-1706
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Rachel Koehn Lund
LMSW
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, or trauma? Having a hard time with time management, motivation, and focus? Need to work through self-esteem issues and rocky personal relationships? I'd love to help! I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process where trust, empathy, and acceptance make up the building blocks of each session. I use a blend of techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization reprocessing, and psychoanalytic theory to tailor a treatment plan and process that is unique to you.
Are you struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, or trauma? Having a hard time with time management, motivation, and focus? Need to work through self-esteem issues and rocky personal relationships? I'd love to help! I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process where trust, empathy, and acceptance make up the building blocks of each session. I use a blend of techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization reprocessing, and psychoanalytic theory to tailor a treatment plan and process that is unique to you.
(240) 249-4833 View (240) 249-4833
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Marli Abramowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817
Therapy is a space where clients can come to understand themselves on a deeper level, work through life challenges, and grow as a person. My role as a therapist is to provide clients with a warm, comforting, and non-judgmental environment; a space that feels safe to share one’s story. I value working collaboratively with my clients, aiding my clients in reaching their own individual goals. I strive to assist you in cultivating the changes you want to make in your life and finding healthy ways to cope with life’s stressors.
Therapy is a space where clients can come to understand themselves on a deeper level, work through life challenges, and grow as a person. My role as a therapist is to provide clients with a warm, comforting, and non-judgmental environment; a space that feels safe to share one’s story. I value working collaboratively with my clients, aiding my clients in reaching their own individual goals. I strive to assist you in cultivating the changes you want to make in your life and finding healthy ways to cope with life’s stressors.
(301) 215-3246 View (301) 215-3246
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Gillian Brooke Karp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Many of us keep our distress to ourselves, believing that seeking help is a sign of weakness or skeptical that we can trust a stranger. I offer a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive space to explore your concerns. Together we can begin to understand and improve your outlook and mood, whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, dissatisfying relationship dynamics, parenting issues or stress.
Many of us keep our distress to ourselves, believing that seeking help is a sign of weakness or skeptical that we can trust a stranger. I offer a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive space to explore your concerns. Together we can begin to understand and improve your outlook and mood, whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, dissatisfying relationship dynamics, parenting issues or stress.
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Alex Berthé
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I specialize in treating college-age young adults who are either in college or reevaluating whether or not college is for them. Common issues my clients present with include depression, anxiety, loneliness, ADHD, self-esteem, & life-transition issues. They often come to me seeking help on improving their mood; navigating the ups and downs of leaving home or trying to; negotiating the balance between too little & too much social life; managing the grind of challenging academics or stopgap jobs; developing capacities for self-reflection & more fulfilling relationships; & overall just getting a better sense of who they are.
I specialize in treating college-age young adults who are either in college or reevaluating whether or not college is for them. Common issues my clients present with include depression, anxiety, loneliness, ADHD, self-esteem, & life-transition issues. They often come to me seeking help on improving their mood; navigating the ups and downs of leaving home or trying to; negotiating the balance between too little & too much social life; managing the grind of challenging academics or stopgap jobs; developing capacities for self-reflection & more fulfilling relationships; & overall just getting a better sense of who they are.
(240) 465-0111 View (240) 465-0111
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Joselyn Brown
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
My ideal client presents depressive symptoms related to trauma & grief. They express that they want to process unresolved childhood issues. They express that the issues have prevented close relationships with their adult children. They want forgiveness and help in creating better ties. The goal may be to explore & resolve issues related to traumatic events and improve overall mood. Interventions may include sharing details of the event and how it has affected their relationships, using positive self-talk, developing positive coping skills, and identifying effective strategies to communicate thoughts and feelings.
My ideal client presents depressive symptoms related to trauma & grief. They express that they want to process unresolved childhood issues. They express that the issues have prevented close relationships with their adult children. They want forgiveness and help in creating better ties. The goal may be to explore & resolve issues related to traumatic events and improve overall mood. Interventions may include sharing details of the event and how it has affected their relationships, using positive self-talk, developing positive coping skills, and identifying effective strategies to communicate thoughts and feelings.
(240) 262-3432 View (240) 262-3432
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Luba Roytburd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Feeling different? Do you have a sense that people don’t get you? Do you travel a different path than everybody else? Are you living your life very differently from what other people expect you to? Life can be tough when you feel different. Different can also mean isolated, lonely, and misunderstood. But you can be different and still fit in. That's where I can help.
Feeling different? Do you have a sense that people don’t get you? Do you travel a different path than everybody else? Are you living your life very differently from what other people expect you to? Life can be tough when you feel different. Different can also mean isolated, lonely, and misunderstood. But you can be different and still fit in. That's where I can help.
(301) 329-2377 View (301) 329-2377
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Thomas Hoffman
MD
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Individuals I have helped most are those who have abilities and talent but who are not satisfied with their personal life or job performance. I work with you in a safe, accepting, open fashion to understand the basis of things not going as well as you would like and help you sort out options to make matters better. I also work with people who are anxious or fearful but don't know the cause. I am an active member of the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.
Individuals I have helped most are those who have abilities and talent but who are not satisfied with their personal life or job performance. I work with you in a safe, accepting, open fashion to understand the basis of things not going as well as you would like and help you sort out options to make matters better. I also work with people who are anxious or fearful but don't know the cause. I am an active member of the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.
(301) 842-6614 View (301) 842-6614
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Amy F Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
Looking back on 30 years in practice, I see a composite client losing inhibitions and conflicts interfering with having a satisfying work and personal life. Central issues are often connected to wanting to feel more whole and happy and to separate from while staying connected to family. Finding, keeping, or leaving a relationship or job are usually part of the work. Together, we explore and unravel emotional knots. New behaviors and skills are developed and used and by providing a warm, safe environment, the client changes, grows and thrives. Note: I am not taking new appointments for ongoing therapy. Consults are available for stepmothers/stepcouples.
Looking back on 30 years in practice, I see a composite client losing inhibitions and conflicts interfering with having a satisfying work and personal life. Central issues are often connected to wanting to feel more whole and happy and to separate from while staying connected to family. Finding, keeping, or leaving a relationship or job are usually part of the work. Together, we explore and unravel emotional knots. New behaviors and skills are developed and used and by providing a warm, safe environment, the client changes, grows and thrives. Note: I am not taking new appointments for ongoing therapy. Consults are available for stepmothers/stepcouples.
(240) 428-2898 View (240) 428-2898
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Lana E. Segerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Envision being hopeful and not feeling overwhelmed by sadness or worry, struggles with relationships, or loss of connection with others. Envision calmly coping with grief over the death of a loved one, the end of a close relationship, life transitions, or feelings of regret. Envision having courage, confidence, and clarity as you face life's struggles.
Envision being hopeful and not feeling overwhelmed by sadness or worry, struggles with relationships, or loss of connection with others. Envision calmly coping with grief over the death of a loved one, the end of a close relationship, life transitions, or feelings of regret. Envision having courage, confidence, and clarity as you face life's struggles.
(202) 751-2653 View (202) 751-2653
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Deborah G Meisel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Accepting new patients- I am a seasoned clinician with extensive experience as a therapist for adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families from various cultural backgrounds. My goal is to team with clients to reach a better emotional place. Working with your personal strengths and specific goals, we can help you gain new skills to cope with and overcome your challenges. My style is collaborative and we can find solutions together. Success requires honesty, understanding, strong communication skills, and a willingness to work through difficulties. Often people shy away from getting help.
Accepting new patients- I am a seasoned clinician with extensive experience as a therapist for adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families from various cultural backgrounds. My goal is to team with clients to reach a better emotional place. Working with your personal strengths and specific goals, we can help you gain new skills to cope with and overcome your challenges. My style is collaborative and we can find solutions together. Success requires honesty, understanding, strong communication skills, and a willingness to work through difficulties. Often people shy away from getting help.
(301) 605-9171 View (301) 605-9171
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Ellen M Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
Breathe . . . . Life is so stressful. So many meetings, demands, interruptions, and lack of motivation make you irritable, edgy and exhausted. Your patience is long gone. You worry about your health and everyone's mental health. Spinning thoughts about finances, family, loss of connection, and even the price of gas, immobilize you. Mask or no mask? So many changes and new challenges every day. Do you want to feel confident, in control, and secure again. You don’t have to feel alone, lost, stressed, or overwhelmed. We can meet by Video as soon as next week. I have openings right now!
Breathe . . . . Life is so stressful. So many meetings, demands, interruptions, and lack of motivation make you irritable, edgy and exhausted. Your patience is long gone. You worry about your health and everyone's mental health. Spinning thoughts about finances, family, loss of connection, and even the price of gas, immobilize you. Mask or no mask? So many changes and new challenges every day. Do you want to feel confident, in control, and secure again. You don’t have to feel alone, lost, stressed, or overwhelmed. We can meet by Video as soon as next week. I have openings right now!
(301) 852-6151 View (301) 852-6151
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Judith Mazza
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817
I specialize in an active, short-term problem solving treatment. While enough of the past must be understood to make sense of the present, this goal oriented short-term therapy is oriented toward the present and future and does not emphasize pathology and the past. Although there is no limit to the number of sessions that can be scheduled, my attitude toward time is to create positive change as quickly as possible and practical. This therapy utilizes particular strengths and aptitudes that every client brings with them. These strengths are used in the most productive way to ameliorate problems and introduce flexibility
I specialize in an active, short-term problem solving treatment. While enough of the past must be understood to make sense of the present, this goal oriented short-term therapy is oriented toward the present and future and does not emphasize pathology and the past. Although there is no limit to the number of sessions that can be scheduled, my attitude toward time is to create positive change as quickly as possible and practical. This therapy utilizes particular strengths and aptitudes that every client brings with them. These strengths are used in the most productive way to ameliorate problems and introduce flexibility
(301) 686-7089 View (301) 686-7089
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Denetra Gary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Denetra, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland, Indiana, and North Carolina. I am skilled in helping individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic disorganization, and dysfunction. I am a Christian-based therapist and use my therapeutic counseling abilities, skills, knowledge, and insights to guide you toward wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity. I follow the National Social Work Code of Ethics and operate from a non-judgmental, confidential, and non-biased view. I am hopeful and eager to help you reach your goals.
Hello! I'm Denetra, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland, Indiana, and North Carolina. I am skilled in helping individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic disorganization, and dysfunction. I am a Christian-based therapist and use my therapeutic counseling abilities, skills, knowledge, and insights to guide you toward wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity. I follow the National Social Work Code of Ethics and operate from a non-judgmental, confidential, and non-biased view. I am hopeful and eager to help you reach your goals.
(240) 226-1520 View (240) 226-1520
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Susan Lohr
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who completed my master’s degree in clinical psychology at Loyola University Maryland. I have experience in working with a variety of diverse clients through individual therapy from young adulthood through older adulthood. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, life transitions and adjustments, spirituality, and more. I tend to allow the client to direct the session to what is most important to address at that moment via person-centered techniques.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who completed my master’s degree in clinical psychology at Loyola University Maryland. I have experience in working with a variety of diverse clients through individual therapy from young adulthood through older adulthood. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, life transitions and adjustments, spirituality, and more. I tend to allow the client to direct the session to what is most important to address at that moment via person-centered techniques.
(240) 998-1324 View (240) 998-1324
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Serenity Insight
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CHLC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Holistic Therapy is an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates both traditional and non-traditional methods to help the individual as a whole. With Seba-Ka, the focus is on the mental, physical, and energetic components that influences an individual's well-being. Holistic therapy combines aspects of traditional talk therapy and non-traditional approaches, including mindfulness activities, breath therapy, and meditation.
Holistic Therapy is an integrative approach to therapy that incorporates both traditional and non-traditional methods to help the individual as a whole. With Seba-Ka, the focus is on the mental, physical, and energetic components that influences an individual's well-being. Holistic therapy combines aspects of traditional talk therapy and non-traditional approaches, including mindfulness activities, breath therapy, and meditation.
(301) 381-1239 View (301) 381-1239
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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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Amy B Livingood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I work with adults and older adolescents who are dealing with anxiety and depression that interferes with their ability to maximize their progress at work and school and limits satisfying family and personal relationships. In addition, I find that life transitions can trigger emotional crises, but they also offer the opportunity for people to develop better strategies that can improve old patterns that have been unsuccessful in resolving problems in the past. Other areas of focus have included working on parenting strategies, marital relationships, grief and loss, and the impact of chronic illness on one's emotional life.
I work with adults and older adolescents who are dealing with anxiety and depression that interferes with their ability to maximize their progress at work and school and limits satisfying family and personal relationships. In addition, I find that life transitions can trigger emotional crises, but they also offer the opportunity for people to develop better strategies that can improve old patterns that have been unsuccessful in resolving problems in the past. Other areas of focus have included working on parenting strategies, marital relationships, grief and loss, and the impact of chronic illness on one's emotional life.
(301) 852-6194 View (301) 852-6194

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
77% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
61% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% CareFirst
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Bethesda, 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 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.

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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.