Therapists in Clarksville, MD

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Ronni F Emden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Clarksville, MD 21029
Not accepting new clients
Life can be very stressful as you try to navigate through numerous challenges and struggles. I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced anxiety, depression, family discord, marital/relationship issues, chronic health issues and life transitions. As your therapist, I will provide a nurturing, empathic and insightful therapeutic experience. I will communicate with your psychiatrist and other medical providers to optimize treatment.
Life can be very stressful as you try to navigate through numerous challenges and struggles. I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced anxiety, depression, family discord, marital/relationship issues, chronic health issues and life transitions. As your therapist, I will provide a nurturing, empathic and insightful therapeutic experience. I will communicate with your psychiatrist and other medical providers to optimize treatment.
(410) 397-7858 View (410) 397-7858
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Becky Fischbein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Clarksville, MD 21029  (Online Only)
We all have challenges in our lives and sometimes they lead to feelings of stress, sadness, loss, loneliness and dissatisfaction. Whether you are an adult or the parent of a child struggling with these feelings - you deserve to feel better. I believe that during these difficult times support, understanding and validation can help you to begin to establish goals and address your issues. Using a variety of modalities that include CBT, mindfulness, and family systems theory we can work together to achieve your goals and create a personal "tool box" of strategies to help you now and in the future.
We all have challenges in our lives and sometimes they lead to feelings of stress, sadness, loss, loneliness and dissatisfaction. Whether you are an adult or the parent of a child struggling with these feelings - you deserve to feel better. I believe that during these difficult times support, understanding and validation can help you to begin to establish goals and address your issues. Using a variety of modalities that include CBT, mindfulness, and family systems theory we can work together to achieve your goals and create a personal "tool box" of strategies to help you now and in the future.
(443) 551-4101 View (443) 551-4101
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Marie Celano
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, CCPS
Verified Verified
Clarksville, MD 21029  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that counseling is a collaborative effort. I will work closely with you to help you determine what is causing you the most distress. I am committed to providing a secure, non-judgmental relationship. Together we can plan a course of transformation.
I believe that counseling is a collaborative effort. I will work closely with you to help you determine what is causing you the most distress. I am committed to providing a secure, non-judgmental relationship. Together we can plan a course of transformation.
(443) 232-2561 View (443) 232-2561
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Linda Cliff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029
Life is challenging and ever-changing. You may find you need someone to help you navigate through these life transitions. Parenting can be a challenge, especially if you have a child diagnosed with autism, developmental delays or intellectual delays. As adults, you are trying to manage it all. It can be harder when you are struggling with depression and/or anxiety, bipolar disorder or addictions. It is time for you to take care of yourself. We will build on your strengths and help you to find ways to meet your needs.
Life is challenging and ever-changing. You may find you need someone to help you navigate through these life transitions. Parenting can be a challenge, especially if you have a child diagnosed with autism, developmental delays or intellectual delays. As adults, you are trying to manage it all. It can be harder when you are struggling with depression and/or anxiety, bipolar disorder or addictions. It is time for you to take care of yourself. We will build on your strengths and help you to find ways to meet your needs.
(443) 775-3789 View (443) 775-3789
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Kathleen Ferrara Lombardo Counseling Service
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experiencing diagnosing and providing mental health treatment using an evidenced based trauma informed approach. I work with a wide range of concerns with a focus on treating problems from trauma and distress. Using a holistic approach to treatment, I am Certified EMDR provider with EMDRIA and also use many other processing interventions. I have witnessed relief from trauma-related burdens stemming from a collection of root causes or incidents.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experiencing diagnosing and providing mental health treatment using an evidenced based trauma informed approach. I work with a wide range of concerns with a focus on treating problems from trauma and distress. Using a holistic approach to treatment, I am Certified EMDR provider with EMDRIA and also use many other processing interventions. I have witnessed relief from trauma-related burdens stemming from a collection of root causes or incidents.
(443) 295-4210 View (443) 295-4210
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Joanne Roarty
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Clarksville, MD 21029
Waitlist for new clients
My work focuses on advocating for children in the public school system. I have experience navigating the special education process as well as enhancing the school experience supporting academic, social, and emotional development. My work also includes individual, group, and family counseling in person and/or virtual.
My work focuses on advocating for children in the public school system. I have experience navigating the special education process as well as enhancing the school experience supporting academic, social, and emotional development. My work also includes individual, group, and family counseling in person and/or virtual.
(410) 874-0849 View (410) 874-0849
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Rochelle Hanson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029  (Online Only)
Life is not always a walk in the park. Stress, worry, & concern can feel overwhelming to the point that things feel out of control. I find it very important to allow a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic space for clients to feel welcomed and comfortable. I am a board certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland that provides individual counseling services to adults and adolescents. I have experience working with individuals seeking help due to increased anxiety, depression, trauma, communication, relationship challenges, grief & loss, and general life challenges. www.rhcounselingmindset.com
Life is not always a walk in the park. Stress, worry, & concern can feel overwhelming to the point that things feel out of control. I find it very important to allow a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic space for clients to feel welcomed and comfortable. I am a board certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland that provides individual counseling services to adults and adolescents. I have experience working with individuals seeking help due to increased anxiety, depression, trauma, communication, relationship challenges, grief & loss, and general life challenges. www.rhcounselingmindset.com
(240) 366-2587 View (240) 366-2587
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Racheal Clark
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified Verified
Clarksville, MD 21029
Not accepting new clients
It can be difficult to find a therapist who is a good fit. Oftentimes, our needs are complex. Whether you are looking for ways to best support your child with feeding or behavioral concerns, struggling to manage feelings of worry, or seeking to better understand why you experience certain emotions, there is more than meets the eye. Previous experiences, life circumstances, personal preferences, and many other factors are important things to consider when defining your needs. At the end of the day, you are likely looking for someone who can pay attention to the many different personal experiences and attributes that make you unique.
It can be difficult to find a therapist who is a good fit. Oftentimes, our needs are complex. Whether you are looking for ways to best support your child with feeding or behavioral concerns, struggling to manage feelings of worry, or seeking to better understand why you experience certain emotions, there is more than meets the eye. Previous experiences, life circumstances, personal preferences, and many other factors are important things to consider when defining your needs. At the end of the day, you are likely looking for someone who can pay attention to the many different personal experiences and attributes that make you unique.
(240) 213-9178 View (240) 213-9178
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Dr. Kiera Boyle-Toledo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029  (Online Only)
Early experiences shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world at large. Having trained to work with both children and adults, I offer a greater awareness of how these experiences have impacted people throughout their lifetimes, and how they continue to influence relationships, mood, and functioning into adulthood. At times, we all experience feeling "stuck" due to these long-held beliefs and expectations. I provide support and guidance while you learn about yourself, and where these "stuck" places have originated, so that you can move forward with greater self-awareness and self-compassion.
Early experiences shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world at large. Having trained to work with both children and adults, I offer a greater awareness of how these experiences have impacted people throughout their lifetimes, and how they continue to influence relationships, mood, and functioning into adulthood. At times, we all experience feeling "stuck" due to these long-held beliefs and expectations. I provide support and guidance while you learn about yourself, and where these "stuck" places have originated, so that you can move forward with greater self-awareness and self-compassion.
(301) 358-6148 View (301) 358-6148
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Cindy T. Graham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029
Not accepting new clients
Parenting a child who has temper tantrums is difficult. You may find yourself frequently correcting your child for acting before he/she thinks about what is going on. Raising a child who is diagnosed with autism, developmental delays, or intellectual delays can be hard to manage. Your child may excel at school but then struggles with worry beyond what is appropriate for the situation back at home. Not to mention the worry or depression you may be feeling as the parent trying to juggle everything. It is time to find the help you need.
Parenting a child who has temper tantrums is difficult. You may find yourself frequently correcting your child for acting before he/she thinks about what is going on. Raising a child who is diagnosed with autism, developmental delays, or intellectual delays can be hard to manage. Your child may excel at school but then struggles with worry beyond what is appropriate for the situation back at home. Not to mention the worry or depression you may be feeling as the parent trying to juggle everything. It is time to find the help you need.
(410) 531-8100 View (410) 531-8100
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Dolores DeLuise Madiou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029  (Online Only)
Therapy opens a door to new awareness and growth as we give ourselves permission to understand our needs and feelings. It has been an honor for me to be a part of this process and to witness the courage, integrity and resiliency of the human spirit. Over the last several decades, I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples and families, helping them to identify the blind spots we sometimes have that block our inner truths. I have been privileged to guide this process by creating a safe space and facilitating the hard work of self exploration and self revelation that leads to improved self care.
Therapy opens a door to new awareness and growth as we give ourselves permission to understand our needs and feelings. It has been an honor for me to be a part of this process and to witness the courage, integrity and resiliency of the human spirit. Over the last several decades, I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples and families, helping them to identify the blind spots we sometimes have that block our inner truths. I have been privileged to guide this process by creating a safe space and facilitating the hard work of self exploration and self revelation that leads to improved self care.
(410) 983-6555 View (410) 983-6555
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Michael Fleg
Resident in Counseling, MEd, MPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029  (Online Only)
Relationships. We never really explicitly learn how to "do" this whole relationship thing, at least not in school. Are there rules for relationships? How about guidelines to help guide us? We know about general advice like when your aunt sits you down at the family reunion reminding you to just "be yourself," but how helpful are these generalities? If you're baffled, confused, frustrated, or simply wish you had a better relationship, you're not alone. In fact, you're part of the majority. And based on neuroscience, attachment theory, and ancient wisdom, you can improve and experience a better relationship.
Relationships. We never really explicitly learn how to "do" this whole relationship thing, at least not in school. Are there rules for relationships? How about guidelines to help guide us? We know about general advice like when your aunt sits you down at the family reunion reminding you to just "be yourself," but how helpful are these generalities? If you're baffled, confused, frustrated, or simply wish you had a better relationship, you're not alone. In fact, you're part of the majority. And based on neuroscience, attachment theory, and ancient wisdom, you can improve and experience a better relationship.
(571) 701-2458 View (571) 701-2458
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Sarah Vayda
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CMIP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029  (Online Only)
Are you feeling unrelenting worry, sadness, or overwhelm? Or is life not meeting your expectations? These feelings can be paralyzing and affect all areas of our lives. It would be my honor to help you navigate through this difficult time and find peace to live a more fulfilling life. I combine an individual approach that focuses on living in the present, helping you to manage life disruptions, and creating the life you want. This can also include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) if we feel it would help you.
Are you feeling unrelenting worry, sadness, or overwhelm? Or is life not meeting your expectations? These feelings can be paralyzing and affect all areas of our lives. It would be my honor to help you navigate through this difficult time and find peace to live a more fulfilling life. I combine an individual approach that focuses on living in the present, helping you to manage life disruptions, and creating the life you want. This can also include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) if we feel it would help you.
(443) 398-3198 View (443) 398-3198
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Suzanne Ricklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Clarksville, MD 21029
Psychotherapy is a unique opportunity for clients to explore personal growth work, clarify goals, improve self esteem, reduce stress and better understand themselves and their relationships with others. For 25 years, I've provided counseling for children, adolescents and adults dealing with a range of personal, emotional and mental health issues. In a quiet, relaxed setting, I work with clients to develop effective communication, decision making and problem solving skills to deal with challenges they face. I incorporate extensive training in cognitive, behavioral, dialectical and family therapy as well as relaxing breathing, storytelling and metaphors to help clients achieve more balanced, fulfilling lives.
Psychotherapy is a unique opportunity for clients to explore personal growth work, clarify goals, improve self esteem, reduce stress and better understand themselves and their relationships with others. For 25 years, I've provided counseling for children, adolescents and adults dealing with a range of personal, emotional and mental health issues. In a quiet, relaxed setting, I work with clients to develop effective communication, decision making and problem solving skills to deal with challenges they face. I incorporate extensive training in cognitive, behavioral, dialectical and family therapy as well as relaxing breathing, storytelling and metaphors to help clients achieve more balanced, fulfilling lives.
(410) 701-0947 View (410) 701-0947
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Risa Ganel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029
You love each other, and you want to work through the problems, but so far, nothing you've tried has helped long-term - including couples therapy. You feel like roommates; you argue about the same thing repeatedly, and you struggle to feel heard and understood by the person most important to you. It's brave of you to search for help, whether this is your first or fourth time. You both deserve to be in a cherishing relationship. It is possible to be happy together again. If you are ready to do the work, I can help.
You love each other, and you want to work through the problems, but so far, nothing you've tried has helped long-term - including couples therapy. You feel like roommates; you argue about the same thing repeatedly, and you struggle to feel heard and understood by the person most important to you. It's brave of you to search for help, whether this is your first or fourth time. You both deserve to be in a cherishing relationship. It is possible to be happy together again. If you are ready to do the work, I can help.
(443) 333-1729 View (443) 333-1729
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Lynda Mischler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Clarksville, MD 21029  (Online Only)
I strongly believe in the value of therapy and I feel privileged to be a part of the healing community. I strive to empower you to make healthy changes that will positively impact your life. I work with sensitivity and warmth to create an accepting environment where you can feel safe and free to explore your thoughts and feelings despite how difficult or painful they might be. At times, your life may seem out of balance, whether the issues pertain to home, work, or relationships. My goal is to help you find the peace and joy in life that you deserve. I specialize in the healing of trauma.
I strongly believe in the value of therapy and I feel privileged to be a part of the healing community. I strive to empower you to make healthy changes that will positively impact your life. I work with sensitivity and warmth to create an accepting environment where you can feel safe and free to explore your thoughts and feelings despite how difficult or painful they might be. At times, your life may seem out of balance, whether the issues pertain to home, work, or relationships. My goal is to help you find the peace and joy in life that you deserve. I specialize in the healing of trauma.
(301) 288-3769 View (301) 288-3769
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Jennifer Helene Bozenski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029  (Online Only)
Difficult feelings can be a doorway for personal growth. Living in modern society with it's many stressors, it is easy to lose connection with what gives us fulfillment. Relationships may fall apart, anxiety may plague us more hours than not, or we may just feel " stuck" and not living up to our full potential. Therapy can help. Although taking the first step to enter therapy can be anxiety provoking, the inner rewards of the experience can be well worth it.
Difficult feelings can be a doorway for personal growth. Living in modern society with it's many stressors, it is easy to lose connection with what gives us fulfillment. Relationships may fall apart, anxiety may plague us more hours than not, or we may just feel " stuck" and not living up to our full potential. Therapy can help. Although taking the first step to enter therapy can be anxiety provoking, the inner rewards of the experience can be well worth it.
(443) 693-5297 View (443) 693-5297
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Tara Falcone Lcpc
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clarksville, MD 21029
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in working with adolescents and young adults. I facilitate change by providing a safe, non-threatening environment that demonstrates love, compassion, trust, and understanding. This caring environment helps children and adults build the stepping stones needed to live a happier and healthier life through learning self-awareness and the development of effective coping skills. I use a variety of tools in my practice, including EMDR, CBT, and mindfulness techniques, which help reduce anxiety and depression particularly for those individuals who have experienced trauma.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in working with adolescents and young adults. I facilitate change by providing a safe, non-threatening environment that demonstrates love, compassion, trust, and understanding. This caring environment helps children and adults build the stepping stones needed to live a happier and healthier life through learning self-awareness and the development of effective coping skills. I use a variety of tools in my practice, including EMDR, CBT, and mindfulness techniques, which help reduce anxiety and depression particularly for those individuals who have experienced trauma.
(443) 233-6719 View (443) 233-6719
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Rachel Menditch
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Clarksville, MD 21029
Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist who is passionate about my work and genuinely enjoy helping others through the process of personal healing and growth. I have several years of experience conducting therapy and psychological assessments to patients of diverse backgrounds and presenting issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, loss, self-esteem, identity, adjustments, and life transitions.
Welcome! I am a licensed psychologist who is passionate about my work and genuinely enjoy helping others through the process of personal healing and growth. I have several years of experience conducting therapy and psychological assessments to patients of diverse backgrounds and presenting issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, loss, self-esteem, identity, adjustments, and life transitions.
(410) 593-1277 View (410) 593-1277
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Cynthia Lengrand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LLC
Verified Verified
Clarksville, MD 21029
What keeps me growing as a professional and drives me to do what I do, are the individuals and families that I have the privilege to work with everyday. There are times in all of our lives when we need to reach out for support and encouragement and to know that we are not alone. I have extensive experience in the field of trauma, in particular with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, child abuse, and child neglect. When working with this population, I have treated issues ranging from but not limited to PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment, and anger.
What keeps me growing as a professional and drives me to do what I do, are the individuals and families that I have the privilege to work with everyday. There are times in all of our lives when we need to reach out for support and encouragement and to know that we are not alone. I have extensive experience in the field of trauma, in particular with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, child abuse, and child neglect. When working with this population, I have treated issues ranging from but not limited to PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment, and anger.
(410) 656-4272 View (410) 656-4272
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Number of Therapists in Clarksville, MD

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Clarksville, MD who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
93% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
83% Coping Skills
75% Stress
70% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% CareFirst
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Clarksville, MD see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clarksville?

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.