Therapists in Elkton, MD

Photo of Gabrielle Manske, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Gabrielle Manske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
Everyone deserves to be their best self but life often interferes and we can pick up doubts, insecurities, overwhelming feelings and/or numbness. I have a passion for helping people find meaning and purpose in their life experiences and believe that we all have the natural ability to heal when given the right space and skills necessary for growth and transformation. I have over 20 years of experience working with adults and specialize in trauma treatment, including healing from adverse childhood experiences, physical and sexual traumas, combat traumas, workplace traumas, and everything in between.
Everyone deserves to be their best self but life often interferes and we can pick up doubts, insecurities, overwhelming feelings and/or numbness. I have a passion for helping people find meaning and purpose in their life experiences and believe that we all have the natural ability to heal when given the right space and skills necessary for growth and transformation. I have over 20 years of experience working with adults and specialize in trauma treatment, including healing from adverse childhood experiences, physical and sexual traumas, combat traumas, workplace traumas, and everything in between.
(410) 996-4878 View (410) 996-4878
Sanctum Integrated Health Services
MSN, FNP
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
Sanctum Integrated Health Services, LLC, is dedicated to providing patient centered care to treat medical and mental health issues, The owner/operator, Nina Lane, is educated and trained as a family and mental health APN. Her diverse knowledge, skills and experience in caring for both patient populations has provided the opportunity to integrate medical and mental health services in her practice. The integration of care allows patients to receive care from a holistic approach preventing fragmented care which can hinder patient treatment and recovery.
Sanctum Integrated Health Services, LLC, is dedicated to providing patient centered care to treat medical and mental health issues, The owner/operator, Nina Lane, is educated and trained as a family and mental health APN. Her diverse knowledge, skills and experience in caring for both patient populations has provided the opportunity to integrate medical and mental health services in her practice. The integration of care allows patients to receive care from a holistic approach preventing fragmented care which can hinder patient treatment and recovery.
(443) 342-3538 x21921 View (443) 342-3538 x21921
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David E Crone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
Seeking help can be a difficult task, for many reasons. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I will be capable of determining what type of treatment that you need and if I am able to help you. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, a relationship problem, or substance use contact me and we can see how I can help you overcome those difficulties. Good treatment is available and you don't need to suffer any longer. Licensed in Maryland, I also hold an active Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) authorization granted by the PsyPact Commission, in 40 states.
Seeking help can be a difficult task, for many reasons. As a psychologist with many years of experience, I will be capable of determining what type of treatment that you need and if I am able to help you. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, a relationship problem, or substance use contact me and we can see how I can help you overcome those difficulties. Good treatment is available and you don't need to suffer any longer. Licensed in Maryland, I also hold an active Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) authorization granted by the PsyPact Commission, in 40 states.
(443) 941-0913 View (443) 941-0913
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Alison Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
I have been in the helping profession for over 30 years, with experience in supporting individuals and families across the lifespan. I have worked in child welfare and therapeutic settings and am specialized in issues related to trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression.
I have been in the helping profession for over 30 years, with experience in supporting individuals and families across the lifespan. I have worked in child welfare and therapeutic settings and am specialized in issues related to trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression.
(410) 996-4878 View (410) 996-4878
Journeys Counseling
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
Journeys Counseling was created to be a safe environment for clients to find a space they can feel comfortable working on whatever struggles they feel they need to. We have many different therapists available allowing clients the flexibility to find someone who they will be able to connect with. By achieving this clients will be able to allow themselves the grace to feel vulnerable and work on issues they may have been afraid to address in the past. All of the staff at Journeys are trained in working with clients through a trauma-informed lens ensuring that no one will feel judged based on an interaction with any level of staff.
Journeys Counseling was created to be a safe environment for clients to find a space they can feel comfortable working on whatever struggles they feel they need to. We have many different therapists available allowing clients the flexibility to find someone who they will be able to connect with. By achieving this clients will be able to allow themselves the grace to feel vulnerable and work on issues they may have been afraid to address in the past. All of the staff at Journeys are trained in working with clients through a trauma-informed lens ensuring that no one will feel judged based on an interaction with any level of staff.
(302) 202-0312 View (302) 202-0312
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Nicholas Harmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
I believe in your power to transform your life through goal setting and a personal commitment to change. For many people, facing the pain of our childhood and adulthood trauma or experiences is challenging. We often choose to continue avoiding these feelings with hopes they will go away, all in attempt to protect ourselves and to continue pushing through life. In other circumstances, you may have been trying to make a difference, feel like you are not getting anywhere, or do not know where to begin. I’m here to help you navigate through these past and current struggles in a safe, nonjudgmental, and affirming space.
I believe in your power to transform your life through goal setting and a personal commitment to change. For many people, facing the pain of our childhood and adulthood trauma or experiences is challenging. We often choose to continue avoiding these feelings with hopes they will go away, all in attempt to protect ourselves and to continue pushing through life. In other circumstances, you may have been trying to make a difference, feel like you are not getting anywhere, or do not know where to begin. I’m here to help you navigate through these past and current struggles in a safe, nonjudgmental, and affirming space.
(443) 232-9677 View (443) 232-9677
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Sarah Ann Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I have a passion for helping those navigating challenges related to the stresses of family caregiving, grief and loss, chronic-illness, anxiety, depression, trauma and end-of-life circumstances. I embrace a person-centered and strengths-based approach to foster empowerment and encourage positive change in ways you find meaningful. I believe therapy is not a one-size-fits-all process, which is why, through an intersectional-feminist lens, I utilize therapeutic processes tailored to your unique needs to cultivate collaboration, authenticity, hope, inclusion and empowerment.
Hello! I have a passion for helping those navigating challenges related to the stresses of family caregiving, grief and loss, chronic-illness, anxiety, depression, trauma and end-of-life circumstances. I embrace a person-centered and strengths-based approach to foster empowerment and encourage positive change in ways you find meaningful. I believe therapy is not a one-size-fits-all process, which is why, through an intersectional-feminist lens, I utilize therapeutic processes tailored to your unique needs to cultivate collaboration, authenticity, hope, inclusion and empowerment.
(410) 498-7326 View (410) 498-7326
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Dr. Tré Steger
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
They are looking to break through the silos of trauma that is holding you back from living the best life you can? The ideal client is a couple or individual willing to change by driving through and letting go of the past by processing their pain to address present behaviors. Clients' issues are managing not just their day-to-day, but reliving their yesterday and being stuck looking for their place and acceptance in the world. I help those who are diagnosed with serious mental illnesses work with their coping skills and emotional regulation. And those who have anxiety, take that next step towards using mindfulness in reducing worry.
They are looking to break through the silos of trauma that is holding you back from living the best life you can? The ideal client is a couple or individual willing to change by driving through and letting go of the past by processing their pain to address present behaviors. Clients' issues are managing not just their day-to-day, but reliving their yesterday and being stuck looking for their place and acceptance in the world. I help those who are diagnosed with serious mental illnesses work with their coping skills and emotional regulation. And those who have anxiety, take that next step towards using mindfulness in reducing worry.
(240) 348-6540 View (240) 348-6540
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Tammy Willard
ABD, MS, BA
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
I am a family focused lifestyle and whole foods plant based coach. My hope is to empower caregivers and their families of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds who are looking to make positive changes in their lifestyle. I’m a Masters level practitioner in Special Education with Doctoral Level studies (ABD) in Infant Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on Mental Health and Developmental Disorders. I lost my first husband to cancer while raising a little boy with severe developmental challenges. Those experiences have led me to help families facing multigenerational health issues who are struggling to make sustainable changes.
I am a family focused lifestyle and whole foods plant based coach. My hope is to empower caregivers and their families of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds who are looking to make positive changes in their lifestyle. I’m a Masters level practitioner in Special Education with Doctoral Level studies (ABD) in Infant Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on Mental Health and Developmental Disorders. I lost my first husband to cancer while raising a little boy with severe developmental challenges. Those experiences have led me to help families facing multigenerational health issues who are struggling to make sustainable changes.
(443) 227-4943 View (443) 227-4943
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Letha Moszer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
Not accepting new clients
The path towards healing takes our minds and hearts on a journey that brings up memories of early adversity, past traumas, and present-day challenges. This can feel overwhelming to process and navigate given the complexity of our lived experiences and their impact on well-being. My practice work focuses on how childhood events intersect with current life dynamics and wellness, through the development of a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
The path towards healing takes our minds and hearts on a journey that brings up memories of early adversity, past traumas, and present-day challenges. This can feel overwhelming to process and navigate given the complexity of our lived experiences and their impact on well-being. My practice work focuses on how childhood events intersect with current life dynamics and wellness, through the development of a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
(410) 996-4878 View (410) 996-4878
Photo of Dale Willis, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dale Willis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is not easy. There are many challenges in our journey which can affect our wellbeing. Sometimes we get stuck in resolving these challenges and we need help. Asking for help can be difficult which is why I believe the therapeutic alliance between a therapist and a client to be very important. It is important to identify realistic goals and use strengths of the client to promote positive change. My approach to counseling is to build a trusting and collaborative relationship where clients feel heard and valued.
Life is not easy. There are many challenges in our journey which can affect our wellbeing. Sometimes we get stuck in resolving these challenges and we need help. Asking for help can be difficult which is why I believe the therapeutic alliance between a therapist and a client to be very important. It is important to identify realistic goals and use strengths of the client to promote positive change. My approach to counseling is to build a trusting and collaborative relationship where clients feel heard and valued.
(410) 397-7110 View (410) 397-7110
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Jenny Miller
Pastoral Counselor, MAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
"Will it always have to be this way? I don't know how much more I can take." This is a statement I hear often from clients when they first come to me. Holding hope for clients until they are able to hold it for themselves is a calling I feel honored to provide. My ideal client is one that has experienced trauma or crisis in their life, usually with their family of origin, struggles in relationships, has experienced anxiety, abandonment, or emotional, verbal, or spiritual abuse. Many times clients say to me they feel like they were not made to fit in this world or no one understands them.
"Will it always have to be this way? I don't know how much more I can take." This is a statement I hear often from clients when they first come to me. Holding hope for clients until they are able to hold it for themselves is a calling I feel honored to provide. My ideal client is one that has experienced trauma or crisis in their life, usually with their family of origin, struggles in relationships, has experienced anxiety, abandonment, or emotional, verbal, or spiritual abuse. Many times clients say to me they feel like they were not made to fit in this world or no one understands them.
(443) 429-1099 View (443) 429-1099
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Christina Wattenschaidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921
Not accepting new clients
Life is full of experiences that can feel overwhelming and our ability to cope is often affected by factors that feel beyond our control. Using trauma-sensitive practices, I seek to validate and encourage clients as they navigate these challenges in their healing journey. Humans are unique and therapy should match the client. I take a person-centered approach to build trust to explore and gain insight into the areas of life that are currently a struggle for you. We will work collaboratively to meet you where you are and equip you with new tools to help you on the path towards becoming the best version of you.
Life is full of experiences that can feel overwhelming and our ability to cope is often affected by factors that feel beyond our control. Using trauma-sensitive practices, I seek to validate and encourage clients as they navigate these challenges in their healing journey. Humans are unique and therapy should match the client. I take a person-centered approach to build trust to explore and gain insight into the areas of life that are currently a struggle for you. We will work collaboratively to meet you where you are and equip you with new tools to help you on the path towards becoming the best version of you.
(410) 593-3693 View (410) 593-3693
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Alison Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
Life can be difficult to navigate and sometimes feels overwhelming however, I believe that by focusing on individual strengths and goals, we can work together to help you be the best version of yourself! I have several years of experience & training working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and perinatal mental health. I work with clients through birth trauma, infertility, loss of a child, postpartum, life changes, anxiety, and depression.
Life can be difficult to navigate and sometimes feels overwhelming however, I believe that by focusing on individual strengths and goals, we can work together to help you be the best version of yourself! I have several years of experience & training working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and perinatal mental health. I work with clients through birth trauma, infertility, loss of a child, postpartum, life changes, anxiety, and depression.
(410) 705-7618 View (410) 705-7618
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Susan Marie Sisk Price
Art Therapist, LCPAT , ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
As an Art Therapist with over 20 years of experience, I specialize in treating female survivors of relational trauma; including Domestic Violence, sexual, and Narcissistic abuse. Have you been the victim of relational trauma, either by a caregiver or a partner? This type of trauma can cause significant damage to the "self." Learning to love and trust yourself again is possible. Your authentic "self" is waiting to be re-born. Learn to embrace your trauma, heal, and discover your unique voice and purpose. No artistic ability is required, just a willingness to engage in the creative process, and explore your spirituality.
As an Art Therapist with over 20 years of experience, I specialize in treating female survivors of relational trauma; including Domestic Violence, sexual, and Narcissistic abuse. Have you been the victim of relational trauma, either by a caregiver or a partner? This type of trauma can cause significant damage to the "self." Learning to love and trust yourself again is possible. Your authentic "self" is waiting to be re-born. Learn to embrace your trauma, heal, and discover your unique voice and purpose. No artistic ability is required, just a willingness to engage in the creative process, and explore your spirituality.
(410) 970-3140 View (410) 970-3140
Photo of Ashley Mattix, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ashley Mattix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
Not accepting new clients
The path towards healing takes our minds and hearts on a journey that brings up memories of early adversity, past traumas, and present-day challenges. In the face of adversity and trauma, we are biologically wired to adapt, leading to creative ways of coping that often no longer serve us in healthy, supportive, loving environments. I know this can feel overwhelming to process and navigate given the complexity of your lived experiences and the impact on well-being. I strive to provide a space for clients that gives them permission to explore what is still serving them as well as what they would like to let go of.
The path towards healing takes our minds and hearts on a journey that brings up memories of early adversity, past traumas, and present-day challenges. In the face of adversity and trauma, we are biologically wired to adapt, leading to creative ways of coping that often no longer serve us in healthy, supportive, loving environments. I know this can feel overwhelming to process and navigate given the complexity of your lived experiences and the impact on well-being. I strive to provide a space for clients that gives them permission to explore what is still serving them as well as what they would like to let go of.
(410) 449-7238 View (410) 449-7238
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Asia Amway
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
Have your thoughts dictated your life in a negative way? Do you feel misunderstood? Do you want to feel content and at peace? Many of us feel that way in so many aspects of our life including work/life balance, family issues, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, etc. leading us to develop symptoms of depression and anxiety. We feel as though we need to have control in our lives, fearing the unknown. We strive to be perfect, feel validated, needing love. We cannot have full control of our lives, yet, with the mind, body, and soul, we can navigate the unknown by learning healthy coping skills such as journaling, mediation, & self talk.
Have your thoughts dictated your life in a negative way? Do you feel misunderstood? Do you want to feel content and at peace? Many of us feel that way in so many aspects of our life including work/life balance, family issues, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, etc. leading us to develop symptoms of depression and anxiety. We feel as though we need to have control in our lives, fearing the unknown. We strive to be perfect, feel validated, needing love. We cannot have full control of our lives, yet, with the mind, body, and soul, we can navigate the unknown by learning healthy coping skills such as journaling, mediation, & self talk.
(302) 306-9548 View (302) 306-9548
Photo of Simone R Gillis, MSMHC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Simone R Gillis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
We strive to be perfect, feel validated in a world where expressing this "softer" side of you makes you less than. Where society emphasizes self sacrifce as heroic, self care seems to be selfish in a bad way. The pressures to walk/talk like "them".The money, violence, sex, drugs, disloyalty heavy in social media reels; has blurred reality for many. Now increased pressure in our life including work/life balance, family issues, relationships, past trauma, low self-esteem, etc. leading us to develop symptoms of depression, anxiety. Who are you oustide of the fad? What do you want for you? Is there ANYBODY else who wants their own path?
We strive to be perfect, feel validated in a world where expressing this "softer" side of you makes you less than. Where society emphasizes self sacrifce as heroic, self care seems to be selfish in a bad way. The pressures to walk/talk like "them".The money, violence, sex, drugs, disloyalty heavy in social media reels; has blurred reality for many. Now increased pressure in our life including work/life balance, family issues, relationships, past trauma, low self-esteem, etc. leading us to develop symptoms of depression, anxiety. Who are you oustide of the fad? What do you want for you? Is there ANYBODY else who wants their own path?
(302) 587-8162 View (302) 587-8162
Photo of Tylethea Mathis, LMSW, CTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tylethea Mathis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTP
Verified Verified
Elkton, MD 21921  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Every day we have a choice in life, do we repeat or evolve? Working together, we will create a treatment plan to help you live your best life. A motivated adolescent or adult can successfully change their perceptions regarding their trauma, anxiety, and/or depression through detailed, science-based exercises that will help them create attainable goals and master techniques to create lasting behavioral change. An ideal client will commit to and engage in consistent therapy and is willing to identify what is important to them for growth and life success.
Every day we have a choice in life, do we repeat or evolve? Working together, we will create a treatment plan to help you live your best life. A motivated adolescent or adult can successfully change their perceptions regarding their trauma, anxiety, and/or depression through detailed, science-based exercises that will help them create attainable goals and master techniques to create lasting behavioral change. An ideal client will commit to and engage in consistent therapy and is willing to identify what is important to them for growth and life success.
(410) 498-8160 View (410) 498-8160
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Donyel A Beale
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MAR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elkton, MD 21921
Family is the core of our identity & it's where we often face our greatest challenges. Ranging from lack of connection, support, understanding, being understood, struggling to communicate our thoughts, feelings, wants/needs. Lack of respect & value. Lets admit it , for some of us our families are unhealthy. unloyal. broken. "toxic". Whether there actions are intentional or unintentional, they cause deep animosity & we don't know how to fix it. So you say forget um' accepting that they aren't going to change, that this is what your life is going to be. So you found a gaurded way to deal with this percieved reality & you stand on it.
Family is the core of our identity & it's where we often face our greatest challenges. Ranging from lack of connection, support, understanding, being understood, struggling to communicate our thoughts, feelings, wants/needs. Lack of respect & value. Lets admit it , for some of us our families are unhealthy. unloyal. broken. "toxic". Whether there actions are intentional or unintentional, they cause deep animosity & we don't know how to fix it. So you say forget um' accepting that they aren't going to change, that this is what your life is going to be. So you found a gaurded way to deal with this percieved reality & you stand on it.
(302) 924-3640 View (302) 924-3640

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Elkton, MD

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Elkton, MD who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
85% Trauma and PTSD
81% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
72% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Cigna and Evernorth
65% Aetna

How Therapists in Elkton, MD see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Elkton?

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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.