Therapists in Chesapeake City, MD

Photo of Kristine Hitchens, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC, NBCCH, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristine Hitchens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC, NBCCH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Not accepting new clients
Change starts with just one step in the right direction. However, the right direction can be hard to find. Therefore, the very first step often involves asking for help. With help from a compassionate, skilled therapist in a safe environment, internal and external obstacles are removed, balance is established and confidence grows. Then the right direction becomes more clear and the next step is more easily placed. If you are looking to make new steps forward, then I am here for you. With over 25 years of experience as a therapist, I have been able to master a variety of techniques. Therefore, therapy is individually tailored.
Change starts with just one step in the right direction. However, the right direction can be hard to find. Therefore, the very first step often involves asking for help. With help from a compassionate, skilled therapist in a safe environment, internal and external obstacles are removed, balance is established and confidence grows. Then the right direction becomes more clear and the next step is more easily placed. If you are looking to make new steps forward, then I am here for you. With over 25 years of experience as a therapist, I have been able to master a variety of techniques. Therefore, therapy is individually tailored.
(443) 251-3693 View (443) 251-3693
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Gabrielle Manske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Everyone deserves to be their best self but life often interferes and we can pick up doubts, insecurities, overwhelming feelings and/or numbness. I have a passion for helping people find meaning and purpose in their life experiences and believe that we all have the natural ability to heal when given the right space and skills necessary for growth and transformation. I have over 20 years of experience working with adults and specialize in trauma treatment, including healing from adverse childhood experiences, physical and sexual traumas, combat traumas, workplace traumas, and everything in between.
Everyone deserves to be their best self but life often interferes and we can pick up doubts, insecurities, overwhelming feelings and/or numbness. I have a passion for helping people find meaning and purpose in their life experiences and believe that we all have the natural ability to heal when given the right space and skills necessary for growth and transformation. I have over 20 years of experience working with adults and specialize in trauma treatment, including healing from adverse childhood experiences, physical and sexual traumas, combat traumas, workplace traumas, and everything in between.
(410) 996-4878 View (410) 996-4878

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Asia Amway
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
Have your thoughts dictated your life in a negative way? Do you feel misunderstood? Do you want to feel content & at peace? Many of us feel that way in so many aspects of our life including work/life balance, family issues, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, etc. leading us to develop symptoms of depression and anxiety. We feel as though we need to have control in our lives, fearing the unknown. We strive to be perfect, feel validated, needing love. We cannot have full control of our lives, yet, with the mind, body, and soul, we can navigate the unknown by learning healthy coping skills such as journaling, meditation, & self talk.
Have your thoughts dictated your life in a negative way? Do you feel misunderstood? Do you want to feel content & at peace? Many of us feel that way in so many aspects of our life including work/life balance, family issues, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, etc. leading us to develop symptoms of depression and anxiety. We feel as though we need to have control in our lives, fearing the unknown. We strive to be perfect, feel validated, needing love. We cannot have full control of our lives, yet, with the mind, body, and soul, we can navigate the unknown by learning healthy coping skills such as journaling, meditation, & self talk.
(302) 306-9548 View (302) 306-9548
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Bradley Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
I understand the importance of finding a therapist that is a good fit for you and how challenging that search can feel. My primary focus as your therapist is that you feel understood and seen. I work to provide a safe space for you to feel heard, and a space where it is safe to challenge yourself. We will work within this safe space to make connections regarding how your past impacts your present life and with this awareness we will strive to find peace in the present.
I understand the importance of finding a therapist that is a good fit for you and how challenging that search can feel. My primary focus as your therapist is that you feel understood and seen. I work to provide a safe space for you to feel heard, and a space where it is safe to challenge yourself. We will work within this safe space to make connections regarding how your past impacts your present life and with this awareness we will strive to find peace in the present.
(610) 421-1696 View (610) 421-1696
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Ashley Mattix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
Not accepting new clients
The path towards healing takes our minds and hearts on a journey that brings up memories of early adversity, past traumas, and present-day challenges. In the face of adversity and trauma, we are biologically wired to adapt, leading to creative ways of coping that often no longer serve us in healthy, supportive, loving environments. I know this can feel overwhelming to process and navigate given the complexity of your lived experiences and the impact on well-being. I strive to provide a space for clients that gives them permission to explore what is still serving them as well as what they would like to let go of.
The path towards healing takes our minds and hearts on a journey that brings up memories of early adversity, past traumas, and present-day challenges. In the face of adversity and trauma, we are biologically wired to adapt, leading to creative ways of coping that often no longer serve us in healthy, supportive, loving environments. I know this can feel overwhelming to process and navigate given the complexity of your lived experiences and the impact on well-being. I strive to provide a space for clients that gives them permission to explore what is still serving them as well as what they would like to let go of.
(410) 449-7238 View (410) 449-7238
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David E Crone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
Seeking help can be a difficult task, for many reasons. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I will be capable of determining what type of treatment that you need and if I am able to help you. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, a relationship problem, or substance use contact me and we can see how I can help you overcome those difficulties. Good treatment is available and you don't need to suffer any longer. Licensed in Maryland, I also hold an active Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) authorization granted by the PsyPact Commission, in 40 states.
Seeking help can be a difficult task, for many reasons. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I will be capable of determining what type of treatment that you need and if I am able to help you. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, a relationship problem, or substance use contact me and we can see how I can help you overcome those difficulties. Good treatment is available and you don't need to suffer any longer. Licensed in Maryland, I also hold an active Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) authorization granted by the PsyPact Commission, in 40 states.
(443) 941-0913 View (443) 941-0913
Journeys Counseling
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
Journeys Counseling was created to be a safe environment for clients to find a space they can feel comfortable working on whatever struggles they feel they need to. We have many different therapists available allowing clients the flexibility to find someone who they will be able to connect with. By achieving this clients will be able to allow themselves the grace to feel vulnerable and work on issues they may have been afraid to address in the past. All of the staff at Journeys are trained in working with clients through a trauma-informed lens ensuring that no one will feel judged based on an interaction with any level of staff.
Journeys Counseling was created to be a safe environment for clients to find a space they can feel comfortable working on whatever struggles they feel they need to. We have many different therapists available allowing clients the flexibility to find someone who they will be able to connect with. By achieving this clients will be able to allow themselves the grace to feel vulnerable and work on issues they may have been afraid to address in the past. All of the staff at Journeys are trained in working with clients through a trauma-informed lens ensuring that no one will feel judged based on an interaction with any level of staff.
(302) 202-0312 View (302) 202-0312
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Barbara Kistenmacher, Ph.D., LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
After receiving my doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on couples, I completed my internship in trauma at Cornell Medical School in NYC. My post-doctoral fellowship was in addictions at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC. I built my career in NYC, integrating & disseminating evidence-based treatment methods and models for multiple organizations including Columbia University's Faculty Practice, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, and the Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation where I served as the Executive Director. I have taught and mentored undergraduates and psychiatry residents, as well as published on the topics of marriage and domestic violence.
After receiving my doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on couples, I completed my internship in trauma at Cornell Medical School in NYC. My post-doctoral fellowship was in addictions at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC. I built my career in NYC, integrating & disseminating evidence-based treatment methods and models for multiple organizations including Columbia University's Faculty Practice, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, and the Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation where I served as the Executive Director. I have taught and mentored undergraduates and psychiatry residents, as well as published on the topics of marriage and domestic violence.
(917) 669-7938 View (917) 669-7938
Photo of Elizabeth Lynne Ohara, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth Lynne Ohara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
North East, MD 21901  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you believe that events from your past get in the way of experiencing joy in the present? Do you wish to have healthier and more satisfying relationships? Do you struggle with ways of thinking that you have a hard time changing? I believe I can help. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 27 years of experience and have helped many people find increased life satisfaction by challenging old beliefs and finding new ways of thinking about themselves.
Do you believe that events from your past get in the way of experiencing joy in the present? Do you wish to have healthier and more satisfying relationships? Do you struggle with ways of thinking that you have a hard time changing? I believe I can help. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 27 years of experience and have helped many people find increased life satisfaction by challenging old beliefs and finding new ways of thinking about themselves.
(717) 553-2314 View (717) 553-2314
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Dr. Tré Steger
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
They are looking to break through the silos of trauma that is holding you back from living the best life you can? The ideal client is a couple or individual willing to change by driving through and letting go of the past by processing their pain to address present behaviors. Clients' issues are managing not just their day-to-day, but reliving their yesterday and being stuck looking for their place and acceptance in the world. I help those who are diagnosed with serious mental illnesses work with their coping skills and emotional regulation. And those who have anxiety, take that next step towards using mindfulness in reducing worry.
They are looking to break through the silos of trauma that is holding you back from living the best life you can? The ideal client is a couple or individual willing to change by driving through and letting go of the past by processing their pain to address present behaviors. Clients' issues are managing not just their day-to-day, but reliving their yesterday and being stuck looking for their place and acceptance in the world. I help those who are diagnosed with serious mental illnesses work with their coping skills and emotional regulation. And those who have anxiety, take that next step towards using mindfulness in reducing worry.
(240) 348-6540 View (240) 348-6540
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ClearMind Mental Health Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CAC-AD
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my primary goal is to create a safe, therapeutic, and supportive environment where you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings. “I understand that each person’s journey is unique, and I am here to support you in achieving your specific needs and goals. My approach is centered on understanding your experiences and working collaboratively with you to address your therapeutic goals. In our sessions, I will work closely with you to identify what matters most to you and develop a tailored plan that aligns with your aspirations.
As a therapist, my primary goal is to create a safe, therapeutic, and supportive environment where you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings. “I understand that each person’s journey is unique, and I am here to support you in achieving your specific needs and goals. My approach is centered on understanding your experiences and working collaboratively with you to address your therapeutic goals. In our sessions, I will work closely with you to identify what matters most to you and develop a tailored plan that aligns with your aspirations.
(410) 593-1806 View (410) 593-1806
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Trish Maslar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
I see clients in Newark and Lewes Delaware. I am seasoned clinician of thirty five years. I have been in private practice for 25 years and am within walking distance of the University of Delaware. I also have a in person practice in Lewes De. I am successful with issues of anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, addictions, and relational concerns.
I see clients in Newark and Lewes Delaware. I am seasoned clinician of thirty five years. I have been in private practice for 25 years and am within walking distance of the University of Delaware. I also have a in person practice in Lewes De. I am successful with issues of anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, addictions, and relational concerns.
(302) 691-9772 View (302) 691-9772
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Connie Muller-Thym
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
North East, MD 21901
My experiences have varied over the years allowing me to understand many areas of focus. I've worked with children, adults and couples. I've trained to be a Life/corporate coach and I am also extensively trained in alternative dispute resolution. I work part time as a court approved mediator helping separating couples with their custody needs. I practice a here and now approach with the use of Brief Solution Focused techniques.
My experiences have varied over the years allowing me to understand many areas of focus. I've worked with children, adults and couples. I've trained to be a Life/corporate coach and I am also extensively trained in alternative dispute resolution. I work part time as a court approved mediator helping separating couples with their custody needs. I practice a here and now approach with the use of Brief Solution Focused techniques.
(410) 469-1043 View (410) 469-1043
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Christina Wattenschaidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
Not accepting new clients
Life is full of experiences that can feel overwhelming and our ability to cope is often affected by factors that feel beyond our control. Using trauma-sensitive practices, I seek to validate and encourage clients as they navigate these challenges in their healing journey. Humans are unique and therapy should match the client. I take a person-centered approach to build trust to explore and gain insight into the areas of life that are currently a struggle for you. We will work collaboratively to meet you where you are and equip you with new tools to help you on the path towards becoming the best version of you.
Life is full of experiences that can feel overwhelming and our ability to cope is often affected by factors that feel beyond our control. Using trauma-sensitive practices, I seek to validate and encourage clients as they navigate these challenges in their healing journey. Humans are unique and therapy should match the client. I take a person-centered approach to build trust to explore and gain insight into the areas of life that are currently a struggle for you. We will work collaboratively to meet you where you are and equip you with new tools to help you on the path towards becoming the best version of you.
(410) 593-3693 View (410) 593-3693
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Denise Edwards
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
I’m sure searching for mental health support can be challenging. Seeking someone to talk to that holds no judgement; listens, see's you, and understands. Responds non defensively? Sometimes you even fear talking to the ones close to you, because you feel you are a burden. "They have enough going in their lives" or "They won't understand, and if they do they will through it in my face later". How can you trust when you aren't even sure what you are feeling; all the confusing information in the world today, showboated all accross social media. You just need a space to think, a space that is quiet, help you make sense of it all. Heal.
I’m sure searching for mental health support can be challenging. Seeking someone to talk to that holds no judgement; listens, see's you, and understands. Responds non defensively? Sometimes you even fear talking to the ones close to you, because you feel you are a burden. "They have enough going in their lives" or "They won't understand, and if they do they will through it in my face later". How can you trust when you aren't even sure what you are feeling; all the confusing information in the world today, showboated all accross social media. You just need a space to think, a space that is quiet, help you make sense of it all. Heal.
(302) 865-8433 View (302) 865-8433
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Evann L. Reichenbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Seeking professional help can often seem overwhelming and frankly very invasive. You may be questioning whether therapy will be helpful in your current circumstance or you may be questioning whether therapy is even helpful at all. I would love to partner with you in your therapeutic journey and assist with bringing hope and healing to your life. I practice primarily through a trauma- informed strengths based approach. I enjoy using art and other expressive modalities during therapy when appropriate. I also incorporate CBT and solution focused approaches as well.
Seeking professional help can often seem overwhelming and frankly very invasive. You may be questioning whether therapy will be helpful in your current circumstance or you may be questioning whether therapy is even helpful at all. I would love to partner with you in your therapeutic journey and assist with bringing hope and healing to your life. I practice primarily through a trauma- informed strengths based approach. I enjoy using art and other expressive modalities during therapy when appropriate. I also incorporate CBT and solution focused approaches as well.
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Letha Moszer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
Not accepting new clients
The path towards healing takes our minds and hearts on a journey that brings up memories of early adversity, past traumas, and present-day challenges. This can feel overwhelming to process and navigate given the complexity of our lived experiences and their impact on well-being. My practice work focuses on how childhood events intersect with current life dynamics and wellness, through the development of a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
The path towards healing takes our minds and hearts on a journey that brings up memories of early adversity, past traumas, and present-day challenges. This can feel overwhelming to process and navigate given the complexity of our lived experiences and their impact on well-being. My practice work focuses on how childhood events intersect with current life dynamics and wellness, through the development of a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
(410) 996-4878 View (410) 996-4878
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Katricia Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
Today, let’s start becoming the best version of you! Often, we get hung up on defining ourselves by what we have, what we have done and what we have been through. What we neglect to think about is the opportunity we have daily to start anew and change the way we think and feel. Therapy offers the opportunity to have support in processing, finding direction and learning how to continuously cope with the unpredictable nature of life. I truly believe that when we have a safe, nonjudgmental space to be our authentic selves, we can have the freedom to feel vulnerable and gain an understanding of who we are and who we want to become.
Today, let’s start becoming the best version of you! Often, we get hung up on defining ourselves by what we have, what we have done and what we have been through. What we neglect to think about is the opportunity we have daily to start anew and change the way we think and feel. Therapy offers the opportunity to have support in processing, finding direction and learning how to continuously cope with the unpredictable nature of life. I truly believe that when we have a safe, nonjudgmental space to be our authentic selves, we can have the freedom to feel vulnerable and gain an understanding of who we are and who we want to become.
(302) 329-3935 View (302) 329-3935
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Mark D Mathews
Counselor, MA, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
North East, MD 21901
If you're feeling overwhelmed, confused, or that life is chaotic, I am here to help. I understand that the journey to mental well-being can be challenging for all ages. And because you’re reading this, I know that you or someone very special to you is hurting. If you can no longer make sense of what is happening, then reach out to me today. Flourish Counseling is a dedicated mental health counseling practice focused on providing compassionate and specialized support to both you and your child as you navigate life’s complexities.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, confused, or that life is chaotic, I am here to help. I understand that the journey to mental well-being can be challenging for all ages. And because you’re reading this, I know that you or someone very special to you is hurting. If you can no longer make sense of what is happening, then reach out to me today. Flourish Counseling is a dedicated mental health counseling practice focused on providing compassionate and specialized support to both you and your child as you navigate life’s complexities.
(410) 469-7414 View (410) 469-7414
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Madison Bartosh
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with obsessions, compulsions, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, body image issues, or trauma? Do you experience excessive guilt? Do you struggle with thoughts that are difficult to discuss or are taboo? Do you struggle to stick up for yourself or set boundaries with others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we may be a great therapist-client match. I am passionate about working with OCD, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders and have experience and training in these areas.
Are you struggling with obsessions, compulsions, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, body image issues, or trauma? Do you experience excessive guilt? Do you struggle with thoughts that are difficult to discuss or are taboo? Do you struggle to stick up for yourself or set boundaries with others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we may be a great therapist-client match. I am passionate about working with OCD, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders and have experience and training in these areas.
(443) 241-6467 View (443) 241-6467

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Number of Therapists in Chesapeake City, MD

< 10

Therapists in Chesapeake City, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

25 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Other
100% CareFirst

How Therapists in Chesapeake City, MD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chesapeake City?

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.