Therapists in Crownsville, MD

Photo of Katie Streett, Counselor in Crownsville, MD
Katie Streett
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
My office is located on Maryland Therapeutic Riding and is surrounded by 25 acres of gorgeous fields and healing horses. Specializing in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), I utilize a team approach, partnering with horses, to facilitate experiential opportunities for adolescents and adults to better know and trust themselves. Horses are non-judgmental and able to provide in the moment feedback to help clients build connections, overcome obstacles, self reflect, problem solve, and work toward meeting their goals. Working in nature provides the opportunity to reset, ground, and find peace.
My office is located on Maryland Therapeutic Riding and is surrounded by 25 acres of gorgeous fields and healing horses. Specializing in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), I utilize a team approach, partnering with horses, to facilitate experiential opportunities for adolescents and adults to better know and trust themselves. Horses are non-judgmental and able to provide in the moment feedback to help clients build connections, overcome obstacles, self reflect, problem solve, and work toward meeting their goals. Working in nature provides the opportunity to reset, ground, and find peace.
(443) 819-1399 View (443) 819-1399
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Guy Merritt
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032  (Online Only)
Now accepting evening and Saturday morning appointments. Helping clients for three decades, my work has centered on individuals experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use problems, and co-occurring disorders. As an approved clinical supervisor, I have also worked with many counselors over the years, helping them deal with vicarious trauma and maintaining personal wellness.
Now accepting evening and Saturday morning appointments. Helping clients for three decades, my work has centered on individuals experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use problems, and co-occurring disorders. As an approved clinical supervisor, I have also worked with many counselors over the years, helping them deal with vicarious trauma and maintaining personal wellness.
(240) 698-2733 View (240) 698-2733
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Rogers Bond Belch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crownsville, MD 21032
I offer in-person walk-and-talk sessions in Anne Arundel County parks and gardens near you. If you are experiencing major change or crisis in your life, talking with a therapist is a good place to start for help.
I offer in-person walk-and-talk sessions in Anne Arundel County parks and gardens near you. If you are experiencing major change or crisis in your life, talking with a therapist is a good place to start for help.
(240) 851-4676 View (240) 851-4676
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Dana Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Have you ever woken up and thought, "how did I get here?" Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, or general life transitions, I want to help you organize spaces and create systems to tackle those seemingly never-ending tasks. I can offer in home, hands on, supportive therapy in which we clear your external space to foster internal peace. Let's get rid of the physical barriers that are blocking your mental freedom. Bonus points if we get to laugh along the way. Sessions can be a mix of in home, virtual, or nature based therapy.
Have you ever woken up and thought, "how did I get here?" Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, or general life transitions, I want to help you organize spaces and create systems to tackle those seemingly never-ending tasks. I can offer in home, hands on, supportive therapy in which we clear your external space to foster internal peace. Let's get rid of the physical barriers that are blocking your mental freedom. Bonus points if we get to laugh along the way. Sessions can be a mix of in home, virtual, or nature based therapy.
(667) 285-8492 View (667) 285-8492
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Robert A Pascal Youth & Family Services, Inc
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCSW-C, CRNP, LCADC
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Our Vision: Pascal Crisis Services, Inc. aspires to be a premier provider of crisis stabilization services and outpatient behavioral health services in the state of Maryland. Pascal develops and implements specialized treatment to meet the needs of various client profiles and provides these services in such a manner that social, economic, and/or demographic factors do not limit an individual's access to appropriate services. Pascal utilizes a continuum of care so that there is no "wrong door" for any individual seeking assistance.
Our Vision: Pascal Crisis Services, Inc. aspires to be a premier provider of crisis stabilization services and outpatient behavioral health services in the state of Maryland. Pascal develops and implements specialized treatment to meet the needs of various client profiles and provides these services in such a manner that social, economic, and/or demographic factors do not limit an individual's access to appropriate services. Pascal utilizes a continuum of care so that there is no "wrong door" for any individual seeking assistance.
(410) 571-4500 View (410) 571-4500
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Meghan H Buckley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Learn how to pursue your goals despite your problems by developing an antifragile mindset. I am an experienced psychologist who teaches evidence-based skills & strategies to help you feel better & have better relationships. With more than two decades of experience, I provide evaluation & therapy to children, adolescents, & adults. I specialize in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with all ages. My style is genuine, accepting, & at times entertaining. My focus is helping you become mentally stronger & capable of coping with adversity while reaching your goals. Life can get better through therapy.
Learn how to pursue your goals despite your problems by developing an antifragile mindset. I am an experienced psychologist who teaches evidence-based skills & strategies to help you feel better & have better relationships. With more than two decades of experience, I provide evaluation & therapy to children, adolescents, & adults. I specialize in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with all ages. My style is genuine, accepting, & at times entertaining. My focus is helping you become mentally stronger & capable of coping with adversity while reaching your goals. Life can get better through therapy.
(410) 983-3509 View (410) 983-3509
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Dr. Teresa Hunt Monan Annapolis Relationship Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crownsville, MD 21032
Welcome! Practicing for over 35 years. Trained at Columbia, Harvard, and University of Michigan. Postdoctoral Training in Psychoanalysis, Sensorimotor PT, IMAGO, PACT, Polyvagal, EFT, Hypnotherapy. Couples Therapy work creates "secure functioning" via IMAGO therapy (conscious dialogue, intentionality, empathy), and PACT ideas (true mutuality, kindness, fairness, sensitivity, shared agreements, leading with repair, learning one's partner's attachment style and what works.) I help individuals using these ideas as well. I treat anxiety, grief, esteem issues, faulty emotional beliefs, and help individuals find lasting love.
Welcome! Practicing for over 35 years. Trained at Columbia, Harvard, and University of Michigan. Postdoctoral Training in Psychoanalysis, Sensorimotor PT, IMAGO, PACT, Polyvagal, EFT, Hypnotherapy. Couples Therapy work creates "secure functioning" via IMAGO therapy (conscious dialogue, intentionality, empathy), and PACT ideas (true mutuality, kindness, fairness, sensitivity, shared agreements, leading with repair, learning one's partner's attachment style and what works.) I help individuals using these ideas as well. I treat anxiety, grief, esteem issues, faulty emotional beliefs, and help individuals find lasting love.
(667) 270-8585 View (667) 270-8585
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Heather Knox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Heather Knox is a Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical in Maryland who has been practicing since 1996. She graduated from the Florida State University School of Social Work. When working with clients, Heather likes to start where they are, and where they feel they need the most help. Heather combines her empathic listening skills with her ability to help her clients create solutions to the issues that may be blocking their ability to enjoy life to their fullest potential. In her free time, Heather enjoys being with her family, listening to music, reading, watching movies, and playing with her cats and dogs.
Heather Knox is a Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical in Maryland who has been practicing since 1996. She graduated from the Florida State University School of Social Work. When working with clients, Heather likes to start where they are, and where they feel they need the most help. Heather combines her empathic listening skills with her ability to help her clients create solutions to the issues that may be blocking their ability to enjoy life to their fullest potential. In her free time, Heather enjoys being with her family, listening to music, reading, watching movies, and playing with her cats and dogs.
(443) 272-4852 View (443) 272-4852
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Derek Sabedra
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Derek "Doc" Sabedra is a Licensed Clinical Profession Counselor (LCPC) with over 23 years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults address their daily challenges and live more productive lives. Dr. Sabedra specializes in depression, anxiety, anger management, school issues, and ADHD. Dr. Sabedra completed his Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University.
Derek "Doc" Sabedra is a Licensed Clinical Profession Counselor (LCPC) with over 23 years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults address their daily challenges and live more productive lives. Dr. Sabedra specializes in depression, anxiety, anger management, school issues, and ADHD. Dr. Sabedra completed his Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University.
(410) 881-8533 View (410) 881-8533
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Scott Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Dr Scott Smith, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He is a native of Severna Park and attended local schools. While at Severna Park High School he graduated with honors, captained the football team and was recognized by the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. Dr. Smith attended college at Washington and Lee University where he majored in psychology and minored in journalism. He was captain of the football team, awarded an ROTC scholarship, and selected as the Outstanding Psychology Student his senior year.
Dr Scott Smith, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He is a native of Severna Park and attended local schools. While at Severna Park High School he graduated with honors, captained the football team and was recognized by the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. Dr. Smith attended college at Washington and Lee University where he majored in psychology and minored in journalism. He was captain of the football team, awarded an ROTC scholarship, and selected as the Outstanding Psychology Student his senior year.
(443) 323-1683 View (443) 323-1683
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Kelini Coker
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Kelini Coker is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology and her Master's in Community Counseling at McDaniel College, where she cultivated her passion for serving others. Kelini moves at the client's pace, listens attentively, and makes sure the client feels comfortable to be themselves in order to best address therapy goals. Her heart's work is helping clients to navigate challenges due to life-event transitions, family of origin struggles, trauma, depression, anxiety, and identity formation.
Kelini Coker is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology and her Master's in Community Counseling at McDaniel College, where she cultivated her passion for serving others. Kelini moves at the client's pace, listens attentively, and makes sure the client feels comfortable to be themselves in order to best address therapy goals. Her heart's work is helping clients to navigate challenges due to life-event transitions, family of origin struggles, trauma, depression, anxiety, and identity formation.
(443) 406-4021 View (443) 406-4021
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Patricia Browne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Patricia Browne, LCSW Patricia Browne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has been practicing since 2012. She holds an MSW, LCSW, BSN, RN and BSW. Patricia has experience in MST, Trauma, Military, GAD, and depressive symptoms. In her free time, Patricia enjoys travel, family, art, music, and DIY projects.
Patricia Browne, LCSW Patricia Browne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has been practicing since 2012. She holds an MSW, LCSW, BSN, RN and BSW. Patricia has experience in MST, Trauma, Military, GAD, and depressive symptoms. In her free time, Patricia enjoys travel, family, art, music, and DIY projects.
(443) 448-8822 View (443) 448-8822
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Anthony Wolff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Anthony B. Wolff, a licensed psychologist, earned his degree from McGill University. He also holds a Master of Science in Computer Systems, and has worked as a professional musician. Dr. Wolff is on the medical staff of Anne Arundel Medical Center and was formerly a consulting psychologist with Pathways Chemical Dependency Program. He previously was a Research Scientist at Gallaudet University, Project Director for Children’s Services in the New York State Office of Mental Health, Chief Psychologist at the Albany County (NY) Mental Health Clinic, and adjunct faculty member at the State University of New York at Albany.
Anthony B. Wolff, a licensed psychologist, earned his degree from McGill University. He also holds a Master of Science in Computer Systems, and has worked as a professional musician. Dr. Wolff is on the medical staff of Anne Arundel Medical Center and was formerly a consulting psychologist with Pathways Chemical Dependency Program. He previously was a Research Scientist at Gallaudet University, Project Director for Children’s Services in the New York State Office of Mental Health, Chief Psychologist at the Albany County (NY) Mental Health Clinic, and adjunct faculty member at the State University of New York at Albany.
(443) 290-5580 View (443) 290-5580
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Timothy Griffith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Timothy Griffith, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker. He has a wide range of experience in the delivery and administration of human services, including social services, behavioral health, aging and disabilities, public health, and juvenile justice. He received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and he has also completed a variety of post-master’s clinical social work courses, as well as a certificate in substance use counseling.
Timothy Griffith, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker. He has a wide range of experience in the delivery and administration of human services, including social services, behavioral health, aging and disabilities, public health, and juvenile justice. He received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and he has also completed a variety of post-master’s clinical social work courses, as well as a certificate in substance use counseling.
(443) 665-0228 View (443) 665-0228
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Anna Batyan
Counselor, LGPC, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Anna Batyan is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2019. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both of which she completed with excellence at George Mason University. Anna brings a wealth of experience in working at different levels of care with diverse populations struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and co-occurring diagnosis.
Anna Batyan is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2019. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both of which she completed with excellence at George Mason University. Anna brings a wealth of experience in working at different levels of care with diverse populations struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and co-occurring diagnosis.
(443) 360-3920 View (443) 360-3920
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Devin Kiessling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Devin Kiessling is a Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical (LCSW-C). He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work where he received his Master of Social Work with a clinical concentration in behavioral health. During his time at UMB, he completed two internships, the second of which was an international placement where he lived, interned, and studied in Kochi, Kerala, India. Devin has experience working with children and adolescents with multiple issues including behavioral problems such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress related disorders.
Devin Kiessling is a Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical (LCSW-C). He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work where he received his Master of Social Work with a clinical concentration in behavioral health. During his time at UMB, he completed two internships, the second of which was an international placement where he lived, interned, and studied in Kochi, Kerala, India. Devin has experience working with children and adolescents with multiple issues including behavioral problems such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress related disorders.
(443) 233-0831 View (443) 233-0831
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Laurie Scheidle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Laurie has been practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist since 2011. Over the years she has learned that each individual she has had the honor to serve has been just that “ an individual, unlike any other. There is no cookie cutter approach to psychotherapy. The therapeutic services she provides is catered to each person, based on their goals, values, and capabilities as well as evidence-based research.
Laurie has been practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist since 2011. Over the years she has learned that each individual she has had the honor to serve has been just that “ an individual, unlike any other. There is no cookie cutter approach to psychotherapy. The therapeutic services she provides is catered to each person, based on their goals, values, and capabilities as well as evidence-based research.
(443) 888-2146 View (443) 888-2146
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Amanda Valltos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032
Amanda Valltos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 5 years of experience, primarily working with children and adolescents. She is a caring advocate for her clients, patiently working through their anxieties and concerns by using a variety of mental health approaches that benefit clients individual needs. Amanda completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at Salisbury University. She has always been drawn to kids and teens, especially those who are struggling. Amanda has experienced struggles socially and with her own self-confidence.
Amanda Valltos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 5 years of experience, primarily working with children and adolescents. She is a caring advocate for her clients, patiently working through their anxieties and concerns by using a variety of mental health approaches that benefit clients individual needs. Amanda completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at Salisbury University. She has always been drawn to kids and teens, especially those who are struggling. Amanda has experienced struggles socially and with her own self-confidence.
(410) 431-0971 View (410) 431-0971
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Susan Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crownsville, MD 21032
My approach as a clinician is working with my clients from a strengths-based and empowerment perspective. I have many years of experience working with teens and adults on a wide range of mental health issues and specialize in trauma, sexual assault/abuse, anxiety and depression. I work with both individuals and families. I enjoy providing my clients with a safe space to process emotions and feelings, explore the impact of life experiences, learn distress tolerance and coping skills and to set meaningful goals so that they can navigate life with success
My approach as a clinician is working with my clients from a strengths-based and empowerment perspective. I have many years of experience working with teens and adults on a wide range of mental health issues and specialize in trauma, sexual assault/abuse, anxiety and depression. I work with both individuals and families. I enjoy providing my clients with a safe space to process emotions and feelings, explore the impact of life experiences, learn distress tolerance and coping skills and to set meaningful goals so that they can navigate life with success
(410) 705-2643 View (410) 705-2643
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Mary Lesser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Crownsville, MD 21032  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize a wholistic approach to psychotherapy. I am interested in helping families heal from disagreement, emotional pain, trauma, loss and change through the use of individual, couples, family, and group therapy. I believe that each one of us has a strong inner voice that we need to find and connect with in order to be well. When difficult feelings surface, our energy or connection to ourselves and others can become weakened and we feel drained or blocked from living to our fullest potential. I am eclectic in my approach. I seek to assist clients to understand their true potential.
I utilize a wholistic approach to psychotherapy. I am interested in helping families heal from disagreement, emotional pain, trauma, loss and change through the use of individual, couples, family, and group therapy. I believe that each one of us has a strong inner voice that we need to find and connect with in order to be well. When difficult feelings surface, our energy or connection to ourselves and others can become weakened and we feel drained or blocked from living to our fullest potential. I am eclectic in my approach. I seek to assist clients to understand their true potential.
(301) 852-6698 View (301) 852-6698

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Crownsville, MD

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Crownsville, MD who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
92% Anxiety
81% Trauma and PTSD
73% ADHD
65% Life Transitions
62% Grief
50% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Cigna and Evernorth
79% CareFirst
74% Aetna

How Therapists in Crownsville, MD see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Crownsville?

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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.