Therapists in Damascus, MD

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Digna Pozo Araujo
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Damascus, MD 20872  (Online Only)
As a dedicated counseling intern, I am passionately committed to supporting individuals on their path to improved mental health. Currently pursuing my Master's in Counseling, I bring a fresh perspective and a genuine eagerness to learn from the unique stories of each client. My primary focus is creating a secure and compassionate space for exploration and growth, one step at a time.
As a dedicated counseling intern, I am passionately committed to supporting individuals on their path to improved mental health. Currently pursuing my Master's in Counseling, I bring a fresh perspective and a genuine eagerness to learn from the unique stories of each client. My primary focus is creating a secure and compassionate space for exploration and growth, one step at a time.
(301) 215-3982 View (301) 215-3982
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Anna Thomasson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Damascus, MD 20872  (Online Only)
Making the decision to start therapy can be daunting and anxiety producing, my goal is to ease those feelings and be a comforting support. I aim to make therapy a safe and encouraging space for clients to explore themselves, their goals and build the skills to maintain mental and physical wellness. My approach to therapy is that it's all about you and meeting your needs. We will start where you are, use what you have and go where you want to go. Mental health is more than a diagnosis, it is connecting an intricate web of what makes you you. It's a journey that I would be honored to go on with you.
Making the decision to start therapy can be daunting and anxiety producing, my goal is to ease those feelings and be a comforting support. I aim to make therapy a safe and encouraging space for clients to explore themselves, their goals and build the skills to maintain mental and physical wellness. My approach to therapy is that it's all about you and meeting your needs. We will start where you are, use what you have and go where you want to go. Mental health is more than a diagnosis, it is connecting an intricate web of what makes you you. It's a journey that I would be honored to go on with you.
(301) 610-3217 View (301) 610-3217
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Perfect Balance Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Damascus, MD 20872
I work primarily with adults, and couples. In 37 years of practice I have found a particular niche in helping folks work through depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship concerns and general life adjustments.
I work primarily with adults, and couples. In 37 years of practice I have found a particular niche in helping folks work through depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship concerns and general life adjustments.
(301) 355-2792 View (301) 355-2792
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Elizabeth Ann Tsakiris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Damascus, MD 20872
Do you have a child with autism, special needs, or multiple disabilities? Do you want to understand how your child learns and how to relate to him/her? Do you want to get the best for your child and family-despite any disability? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, I am a good match for your family. I have over 30 years' experience as a psychologist and teacher in schools, homes, and hospitals. I specialize in psychological services for children and young adults with special needs, and their families.
Do you have a child with autism, special needs, or multiple disabilities? Do you want to understand how your child learns and how to relate to him/her? Do you want to get the best for your child and family-despite any disability? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, I am a good match for your family. I have over 30 years' experience as a psychologist and teacher in schools, homes, and hospitals. I specialize in psychological services for children and young adults with special needs, and their families.
(301) 463-4239 View (301) 463-4239
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Living Life 4 Me Today Life Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Damascus, MD 20872  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with frequently feeling unheard, frustrated, resentful, exhausted, overwhelmed, burnt out, anxious or angry, you have likely been struggling for some time. Do you feel that your partner is either too needy or avoids everything and you get so frustrated? Are you tired of nagging pointlessly? Do these challenges cause you to lose sleep at night and a need to find relief? These scenarios are your emotions and logic not adding up, therefore causing discomfort which is so common. In working on big picture issues by changing small, manageable behaviors or thoughts you can find that inner peace you are trying to find.
If you are struggling with frequently feeling unheard, frustrated, resentful, exhausted, overwhelmed, burnt out, anxious or angry, you have likely been struggling for some time. Do you feel that your partner is either too needy or avoids everything and you get so frustrated? Are you tired of nagging pointlessly? Do these challenges cause you to lose sleep at night and a need to find relief? These scenarios are your emotions and logic not adding up, therefore causing discomfort which is so common. In working on big picture issues by changing small, manageable behaviors or thoughts you can find that inner peace you are trying to find.
(301) 304-7494 View (301) 304-7494
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Patricia Clifford
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Damascus, MD 20872
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am passionate about helping teens and adults find and maintain balance in their lives. My practice is about enabling individuals to recognize and address the obstacles that are keeping them from finding that balance. I work with adolescents and adults. I am especially interested in helping adolescent girls develop the skills and confidence to face the ever increasing pressure in their "girl" world (social media, relational aggression, body image, etc.), in a positive way. Therapy dog available for those clients that wish to use as part of therapy.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am passionate about helping teens and adults find and maintain balance in their lives. My practice is about enabling individuals to recognize and address the obstacles that are keeping them from finding that balance. I work with adolescents and adults. I am especially interested in helping adolescent girls develop the skills and confidence to face the ever increasing pressure in their "girl" world (social media, relational aggression, body image, etc.), in a positive way. Therapy dog available for those clients that wish to use as part of therapy.
(301) 825-5171 View (301) 825-5171
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Christopher Cofone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Damascus, MD 20872  (Online Only)
Is this a time for a new start? A reset in life? I welcome the change to meet with you and support a new beginning for you . I am friendly and open and welcome the change to understand your needs as well as connecting as people.
Is this a time for a new start? A reset in life? I welcome the change to meet with you and support a new beginning for you . I am friendly and open and welcome the change to understand your needs as well as connecting as people.
(301) 710-6564 View (301) 710-6564
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Lenora Roat Arrington
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP, NARM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Damascus, MD 20872
My goal is to provide and warm and nurturing environment for those who are in pain or simply want to grow in some area of your life. I find that I work particularly well with women. Perhaps you are wrestling with some issue related to your sense of identity, anxiety or depression. Whether these issues are related to events in your past or current relationships, I will help you explore and understand them so that you can open the door to greater growth and healing.
My goal is to provide and warm and nurturing environment for those who are in pain or simply want to grow in some area of your life. I find that I work particularly well with women. Perhaps you are wrestling with some issue related to your sense of identity, anxiety or depression. Whether these issues are related to events in your past or current relationships, I will help you explore and understand them so that you can open the door to greater growth and healing.
(301) 825-8828 View (301) 825-8828
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Emily Weschler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CCTP, CSTIP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Damascus, MD 20872
I believe in the relationship between therapist & the people on their journey in therapy as a pivotal & paramount role in the therapeutic process. The right match is critical for continuing therapy & having a rewarding & fulfilling experience. I believe in a strengths based, supportive approach with an integrative & humanistic perspective while looking at the whole person as each area of life influences our mental health & daily functioning. It is my privilege to bear witness & walk with the people I serve while on their journey. Your story matters. I believe all of us are significant & what happens to you is unique & important.
I believe in the relationship between therapist & the people on their journey in therapy as a pivotal & paramount role in the therapeutic process. The right match is critical for continuing therapy & having a rewarding & fulfilling experience. I believe in a strengths based, supportive approach with an integrative & humanistic perspective while looking at the whole person as each area of life influences our mental health & daily functioning. It is my privilege to bear witness & walk with the people I serve while on their journey. Your story matters. I believe all of us are significant & what happens to you is unique & important.
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Elise Celli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Damascus, MD 20872  (Online Only)
Immediate openings as of 3/11/24, virtual only. Hi, I'm Elise! I enjoy working with 1) young adults & teens entering/surviving the adulting world 2) stressed out men & women- I connect well with both 3) those with painful childhood experiences- adult adoptees welcome 4) those with chronic pain/illness. As a person who has both personal & professional experience with chronic pain/illness, my work is what gets me out of bed in the morning! My approach? I am supportive & a little spunky, but also gently challenge you so that you can reach your goals. Christian counseling available upon request.
Immediate openings as of 3/11/24, virtual only. Hi, I'm Elise! I enjoy working with 1) young adults & teens entering/surviving the adulting world 2) stressed out men & women- I connect well with both 3) those with painful childhood experiences- adult adoptees welcome 4) those with chronic pain/illness. As a person who has both personal & professional experience with chronic pain/illness, my work is what gets me out of bed in the morning! My approach? I am supportive & a little spunky, but also gently challenge you so that you can reach your goals. Christian counseling available upon request.
(240) 775-1577 View (240) 775-1577
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Andrea Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Damascus, MD 20872
Welcome! I particularly enjoy working with kids, teens, and adults who have a history of big emotions, and are looking for more insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns. Maybe it seems like everything is against you or that life will never get better, or that everyone else seems to have it together except you. Perhaps you have struggled for a long time with controlling your impulses, relationships never seem to stick, and chaos and crisis seems to follow you wherever you go. We can process and relieve feelings such as shame, distrust, overwhelm, panic, irritability, anger, and depression without judgement.
Welcome! I particularly enjoy working with kids, teens, and adults who have a history of big emotions, and are looking for more insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns. Maybe it seems like everything is against you or that life will never get better, or that everyone else seems to have it together except you. Perhaps you have struggled for a long time with controlling your impulses, relationships never seem to stick, and chaos and crisis seems to follow you wherever you go. We can process and relieve feelings such as shame, distrust, overwhelm, panic, irritability, anger, and depression without judgement.
(301) 298-1935 View (301) 298-1935

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Erin Baehr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Woodbine, MD 21797  (Online Only)
Erin Baehr, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, who is board certified in Sleep Medicine and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She is the founder and clinical director of Insight Sleep Specialists, which provides Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to a diverse population of clients. She earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
Erin Baehr, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, who is board certified in Sleep Medicine and Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She is the founder and clinical director of Insight Sleep Specialists, which provides Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to a diverse population of clients. She earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
(410) 304-6016 View (410) 304-6016
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Rebecca Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
(240) 759-2276 View (240) 759-2276
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Melissa Ward
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20874
**OUR OFFICE IS NOW PROVIDING TELEHEALTH SERVICES** No matter how long you have doing, thinking or feeling the same thing- you CAN change. Each person can shape their lives, and counseling can help remove the roadblocks keeping you stuck. Counseling should be both affordable and accessible- and I work to address each client's unique goals. By focusing on communication skills, lowering anxiety, and encouraging positive possibilities, I help clients move forward to achieve their potential.
**OUR OFFICE IS NOW PROVIDING TELEHEALTH SERVICES** No matter how long you have doing, thinking or feeling the same thing- you CAN change. Each person can shape their lives, and counseling can help remove the roadblocks keeping you stuck. Counseling should be both affordable and accessible- and I work to address each client's unique goals. By focusing on communication skills, lowering anxiety, and encouraging positive possibilities, I help clients move forward to achieve their potential.
(301) 861-4877 View (301) 861-4877
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Mary Ellen Shea
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, ACA
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20874
Not accepting new clients
I believe there is an innate desire within every human to be seen and heard, and to receive value and significance. For so many, a message filled with lies was internalized, “Who cares what I think? My feelings aren't important.” My NUMBER ONE focus is to create an atmosphere where my clients feel at ease, and valued and given the freedom to tell their unique and personal story. The meaning of “Therapy” to me is this, “Therapy is the miracle of, “You tell” and “I listen”. Therapy is the wonder of being heard and understood.” The goal of therapy is for the "best you" to emerge as skills and strategies are learned and implemented.
I believe there is an innate desire within every human to be seen and heard, and to receive value and significance. For so many, a message filled with lies was internalized, “Who cares what I think? My feelings aren't important.” My NUMBER ONE focus is to create an atmosphere where my clients feel at ease, and valued and given the freedom to tell their unique and personal story. The meaning of “Therapy” to me is this, “Therapy is the miracle of, “You tell” and “I listen”. Therapy is the wonder of being heard and understood.” The goal of therapy is for the "best you" to emerge as skills and strategies are learned and implemented.
(240) 608-6032 View (240) 608-6032
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Travis Riser
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Germantown, MD 20876
I would be honored to partner with you so that you can cope with life’s inevitabilities with more strength, grace, compassion, and understanding of yourself. No one should feel alone, and sometimes we need a safe person outside of our own situation to help make sense of it all and find some peace. I’ve been a mental health clinician in Frederick for 15+ years. My early career was spent leading the team of clinicians providing emergency psychiatric services for Frederick County, as well as providing psychiatric training to local first responders. My passion, however, lies with my private practice and working 1-on-1 with people.
I would be honored to partner with you so that you can cope with life’s inevitabilities with more strength, grace, compassion, and understanding of yourself. No one should feel alone, and sometimes we need a safe person outside of our own situation to help make sense of it all and find some peace. I’ve been a mental health clinician in Frederick for 15+ years. My early career was spent leading the team of clinicians providing emergency psychiatric services for Frederick County, as well as providing psychiatric training to local first responders. My passion, however, lies with my private practice and working 1-on-1 with people.
(240) 512-1889 View (240) 512-1889
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Joe Gallagher
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CCTP, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Joseph “Joe” Gallagher, LCPC, NCC, CCTP, BC-TMH, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider. Joe is a multiculturally competent therapist who is passionate about assisting clients in identifying and achieving their goals. Joe delivers an integrative approach to therapy, believing that every person is intrinsically valuable with a unique story to tell. Joe believes that all individuals have the right to be heard by a caring professional who will provide a safe space to grow and learn to be their best, most happy self.
Joseph “Joe” Gallagher, LCPC, NCC, CCTP, BC-TMH, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider. Joe is a multiculturally competent therapist who is passionate about assisting clients in identifying and achieving their goals. Joe delivers an integrative approach to therapy, believing that every person is intrinsically valuable with a unique story to tell. Joe believes that all individuals have the right to be heard by a caring professional who will provide a safe space to grow and learn to be their best, most happy self.
(240) 209-9875 View (240) 209-9875
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Lori Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laytonsville, MD 20882
My ideal client is looking to collaborate on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or life transitions. Therapy is a partnership. You are the expert on you, and I bring expertise on creating connection, noticing and changing behavior patterns, and creating safe space to process and explore. Together, we will create goals and address stuck points so you can move confidently into your future.
My ideal client is looking to collaborate on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or life transitions. Therapy is a partnership. You are the expert on you, and I bring expertise on creating connection, noticing and changing behavior patterns, and creating safe space to process and explore. Together, we will create goals and address stuck points so you can move confidently into your future.
(301) 719-2623 View (301) 719-2623
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Naweh Diggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Naweh is a licensed Masters Social Worker with extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, women, BIPOC and individuals from immigrant backgrounds. Naweh’s goal is to empower her clients to help them identify obstacles and challenges, while guiding them towards their goals. She firmly believes in creating a safe space for clients, while helping them to tap into their greatest potential. Naweh specifically enjoys helping individuals with challenges associated with life transitions, bullying, career goals, self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, stress management, family relationships, perinatal depression, and postpartum.
Naweh is a licensed Masters Social Worker with extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, women, BIPOC and individuals from immigrant backgrounds. Naweh’s goal is to empower her clients to help them identify obstacles and challenges, while guiding them towards their goals. She firmly believes in creating a safe space for clients, while helping them to tap into their greatest potential. Naweh specifically enjoys helping individuals with challenges associated with life transitions, bullying, career goals, self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, stress management, family relationships, perinatal depression, and postpartum.
(301) 701-2293 View (301) 701-2293
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Amanda Gibbons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20875  (Online Only)
Hello! I am so glad that you are seeking support during your current life challenge. I'm Amanda, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker! With a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, and Grief counseling, I'm dedicated to supporting individuals through life's transitions. I work with adolescents and adults aged 10 and above, providing compassionate care for issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Executive Functioning difficulties, Grief, Conception Challenges, Birth Trauma, Pregnancy Anxiety, Post-partum mental health, and Stress management.
Hello! I am so glad that you are seeking support during your current life challenge. I'm Amanda, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker! With a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, and Grief counseling, I'm dedicated to supporting individuals through life's transitions. I work with adolescents and adults aged 10 and above, providing compassionate care for issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Executive Functioning difficulties, Grief, Conception Challenges, Birth Trauma, Pregnancy Anxiety, Post-partum mental health, and Stress management.
(667) 213-5854 View (667) 213-5854

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Number of Therapists in Damascus, MD

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Damascus, MD who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
73% Self Esteem
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Damascus, MD see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Damascus?

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.