Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

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Jeffrey M Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
As a seasoned therapist, I have successfully helped clients suffering from a variety of issues: depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction, grief, trauma, overwhelming stress and emotions, relationship problems, etc. I use a comprehensive approach, blending different psychotherapy techniques with eastern wisdom and western philosophy, to facilitate a client's awareness of self and empowerment towards change. My clients gain the coping skills to conquer their issues and live happier, more meaningful lives. Prior to my private practice, I worked Inpatient Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Center for five years.
As a seasoned therapist, I have successfully helped clients suffering from a variety of issues: depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction, grief, trauma, overwhelming stress and emotions, relationship problems, etc. I use a comprehensive approach, blending different psychotherapy techniques with eastern wisdom and western philosophy, to facilitate a client's awareness of self and empowerment towards change. My clients gain the coping skills to conquer their issues and live happier, more meaningful lives. Prior to my private practice, I worked Inpatient Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Center for five years.
(240) 392-1289 View (240) 392-1289
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Elizabeth Lynn Meritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043
I work with adults struggling with depression and anxiety, substance abuse disorders, relationship difficulties, and life stressors. I utilize a collaborative process to help you learn important coping skills and tools to create a more enjoyable life. It is my goal to work with each client and provide them with a safe and positive environment to explore the issues and destructive patterns that cause distress and discover healthy and adaptive ways to live and thrive. **NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS**
I work with adults struggling with depression and anxiety, substance abuse disorders, relationship difficulties, and life stressors. I utilize a collaborative process to help you learn important coping skills and tools to create a more enjoyable life. It is my goal to work with each client and provide them with a safe and positive environment to explore the issues and destructive patterns that cause distress and discover healthy and adaptive ways to live and thrive. **NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS**
(240) 201-2414 View (240) 201-2414
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Lauren Pantoulis
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a therapist who will spend time figuring out your personal needs- whether that is how we work together or what specific mode of treatment works best for you- I believe that I may be a good fit for you. I have spent my years as a therapist both keeping abreast of all of the most up-to-date approaches to care, but more importantly, I continue to challenge myself as an individual to consider the needs of the people and world around me so that I may offer the best treatment possible.
If you are looking for a therapist who will spend time figuring out your personal needs- whether that is how we work together or what specific mode of treatment works best for you- I believe that I may be a good fit for you. I have spent my years as a therapist both keeping abreast of all of the most up-to-date approaches to care, but more importantly, I continue to challenge myself as an individual to consider the needs of the people and world around me so that I may offer the best treatment possible.
(410) 755-5192 View (410) 755-5192
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Morgan Jefferson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CCATP
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
I have been practicing in the field for 4 years and am continuing to grow and evolve. My ideal client is someone motivated for change and understanding of self. I primarily work with clients who are high schoolers, college-aged, and young adults who are trying to navigate the fast-paced world. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I enjoy helping people understand and manage their symptoms of anxiety, worry, and uncertainty.
I have been practicing in the field for 4 years and am continuing to grow and evolve. My ideal client is someone motivated for change and understanding of self. I primarily work with clients who are high schoolers, college-aged, and young adults who are trying to navigate the fast-paced world. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I enjoy helping people understand and manage their symptoms of anxiety, worry, and uncertainty.
(410) 914-1623 View (410) 914-1623
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Terra Bufkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
As your therapist, my goal is to work in collaboration with you, to uncover your true potential and provide the guidance to overcome the challenges you are facing. We will work together to better understand and resolve challenges in an environment of support and guidance. I will use a variety of treatment approaches in our work to help you address your issues and concerns.
As your therapist, my goal is to work in collaboration with you, to uncover your true potential and provide the guidance to overcome the challenges you are facing. We will work together to better understand and resolve challenges in an environment of support and guidance. I will use a variety of treatment approaches in our work to help you address your issues and concerns.
(301) 381-2479 View (301) 381-2479
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Nicole Jackson
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
I am a therapist motivated to guide and support you through your journey of growth. My therapeutic style is client-centered with a focus on building emotional resilience, reducing stress, and restoring confidence. I use integrative mindfulness-based techniques to empower clients to take back control of their mental and physical being. In addition, I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and skill-building interventions to help clients make sense of the past while building new resources to take ownership of the future. I have worked with individuals from many ethnic backgrounds and diverse lifestyles.
I am a therapist motivated to guide and support you through your journey of growth. My therapeutic style is client-centered with a focus on building emotional resilience, reducing stress, and restoring confidence. I use integrative mindfulness-based techniques to empower clients to take back control of their mental and physical being. In addition, I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and skill-building interventions to help clients make sense of the past while building new resources to take ownership of the future. I have worked with individuals from many ethnic backgrounds and diverse lifestyles.
(443) 706-8508 View (443) 706-8508
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James O'Neill
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042
I specialize in working with successful men and women in tackling personal and professional challenges. I use a variety of mindfulness, psychotherapeutic, & hypnotherapy and metaphysics to help clients identify and transform self-defeating core beliefs into experiences that support healthy adult relationships and well-being. I offer mindfulness coaching, and the elite Mindful Performance (mPEAK) program developed for the US Olympic Cycling Team & Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshops are offered periodically throughout the year for entrepreneurs, medical & business professionals, & athletes.
I specialize in working with successful men and women in tackling personal and professional challenges. I use a variety of mindfulness, psychotherapeutic, & hypnotherapy and metaphysics to help clients identify and transform self-defeating core beliefs into experiences that support healthy adult relationships and well-being. I offer mindfulness coaching, and the elite Mindful Performance (mPEAK) program developed for the US Olympic Cycling Team & Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshops are offered periodically throughout the year for entrepreneurs, medical & business professionals, & athletes.
(443) 251-3846 View (443) 251-3846
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Ryan Heemann
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Not accepting new clients
Greetings! I am a gay, white cisgender therapist whose passion is working with LGBTQ clients. I specialize in working with clients with depression, anxiety, and trauma along with identity challenges tied to sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious rejection. I help reduce shame and stigma around mental health, and introduce a range of grounding skills to both calm and boost ourselves. My approaches include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). I am currently receiving training in EMDR Therapy at the EMDR International Association.
Greetings! I am a gay, white cisgender therapist whose passion is working with LGBTQ clients. I specialize in working with clients with depression, anxiety, and trauma along with identity challenges tied to sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious rejection. I help reduce shame and stigma around mental health, and introduce a range of grounding skills to both calm and boost ourselves. My approaches include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). I am currently receiving training in EMDR Therapy at the EMDR International Association.
(301) 360-4349 View (301) 360-4349
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Breighone Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Are you suffering from symptoms of depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, autism spectrum, OCD, and/or PTSD? I'm here to help facilitate your healing process and provide a safe space to voice your deepest concerns freely. Our goal is to significantly improve your self-concept, increase a positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, feel like your best self.
Are you suffering from symptoms of depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, autism spectrum, OCD, and/or PTSD? I'm here to help facilitate your healing process and provide a safe space to voice your deepest concerns freely. Our goal is to significantly improve your self-concept, increase a positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, feel like your best self.
(443) 233-1075 View (443) 233-1075
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Jacquelyn Kiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
***Accepting New Telehealth Clients** **Email for quicker response***Life can easily become overwhelming and people can find themselves going through the daily routine as opposed to truly enjoying the journey. Stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and conflict in relationships can rob people of joy and wellness. My focus is to partner with clients, uncover their strengths, and help them achieve the goals they have identified. I believe that people are fully capable of change and I create a safe, non-judgmental, and trusting environment to assist people in the healing process.
***Accepting New Telehealth Clients** **Email for quicker response***Life can easily become overwhelming and people can find themselves going through the daily routine as opposed to truly enjoying the journey. Stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and conflict in relationships can rob people of joy and wellness. My focus is to partner with clients, uncover their strengths, and help them achieve the goals they have identified. I believe that people are fully capable of change and I create a safe, non-judgmental, and trusting environment to assist people in the healing process.
(410) 376-8906 View (410) 376-8906
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Nicole DeChirico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
***ACCEPTING NEW BLUE CROSS PATIENTS FOR ONLINE SESSIONS**PLEASE EMAIL OR TEXT FOR FASTEST RESPONSE. Imagine what you can accomplish in your life when your wellness is restored and your soul is healed. Everyone has the ability to heal and I would like to be your guide through this journey with compassion and non-judgment. I have over 10 years' experience helping individuals recover from mental health challenges. I am prepared to use my training, persistence, and competence to bring comfort and wellness to you and your loved ones in the darkest of times.
***ACCEPTING NEW BLUE CROSS PATIENTS FOR ONLINE SESSIONS**PLEASE EMAIL OR TEXT FOR FASTEST RESPONSE. Imagine what you can accomplish in your life when your wellness is restored and your soul is healed. Everyone has the ability to heal and I would like to be your guide through this journey with compassion and non-judgment. I have over 10 years' experience helping individuals recover from mental health challenges. I am prepared to use my training, persistence, and competence to bring comfort and wellness to you and your loved ones in the darkest of times.
(410) 501-5028 View (410) 501-5028
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Erin Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Waitlist for new clients
Flow is seen as easy movement through life, but flow is found within our challenges too. Discomfort can be a catalyst to neuroplasticity & growth. Traumatic stress from past & present can overwhelm our natural rhythms & balance. Connecting to body and intuitive experience leads us along the path of healing. I help clients navigate their routes to wellness & authentic embodiment with a well exercised sense of humor, grace for self/others & common sense tools. I work to co-create & hold space for clients to understand & release trauma, from ancestral to individual, grounded in systems perspectives for de-pathologizing mental health.
Flow is seen as easy movement through life, but flow is found within our challenges too. Discomfort can be a catalyst to neuroplasticity & growth. Traumatic stress from past & present can overwhelm our natural rhythms & balance. Connecting to body and intuitive experience leads us along the path of healing. I help clients navigate their routes to wellness & authentic embodiment with a well exercised sense of humor, grace for self/others & common sense tools. I work to co-create & hold space for clients to understand & release trauma, from ancestral to individual, grounded in systems perspectives for de-pathologizing mental health.
(240) 312-3365 View (240) 312-3365
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Hetal A Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new patients. Please note…offering only telehealth appointments. I enjoy working with individuals and families and find the greatest reward in seeing positive changes with those I work with. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental, and individualized treatment and do not believe in 'one size fits all'. I am a licensed clinical social worker and a graduate of the University of Maryland with more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiance, and parenting issues.
Currently accepting new patients. Please note…offering only telehealth appointments. I enjoy working with individuals and families and find the greatest reward in seeing positive changes with those I work with. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental, and individualized treatment and do not believe in 'one size fits all'. I am a licensed clinical social worker and a graduate of the University of Maryland with more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiance, and parenting issues.
(410) 941-4129 View (410) 941-4129
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Edith B Schatz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Are you worried your child or teen is struggling to make or keep friends? Does your child have a hard time in social situations? Do they seem angry, depressed, or anxious? As a parent, are you unsure how to help? I work with children and teens to help them develop new life and social skills using talk, play therapy, and movement. During therapy your child will learn to better recognize their feelings and develop new coping strategies that will help improve their relationships. My goal is to help your child gain a better understanding of them selves and become more connected with others.
Are you worried your child or teen is struggling to make or keep friends? Does your child have a hard time in social situations? Do they seem angry, depressed, or anxious? As a parent, are you unsure how to help? I work with children and teens to help them develop new life and social skills using talk, play therapy, and movement. During therapy your child will learn to better recognize their feelings and develop new coping strategies that will help improve their relationships. My goal is to help your child gain a better understanding of them selves and become more connected with others.
(703) 270-0929 View (703) 270-0929
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Rebecca Guy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, RPT™
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Sometimes the dream of raising children is not what you expected. No matter what you do, it seems nothing works. You worry if your child will be okay and if things will ever get better. You are not alone. It is heartbreaking to see your child struggle socially, academically, emotionally, and behaviorally. Many factors impact behavior. Trauma, sensory overload, and grief, are just a few examples. When children don't know how to communicate their experiences, feelings, and needs, they often communicate through behaviors such as tantrums, acting aggressively, or shutting down.
Sometimes the dream of raising children is not what you expected. No matter what you do, it seems nothing works. You worry if your child will be okay and if things will ever get better. You are not alone. It is heartbreaking to see your child struggle socially, academically, emotionally, and behaviorally. Many factors impact behavior. Trauma, sensory overload, and grief, are just a few examples. When children don't know how to communicate their experiences, feelings, and needs, they often communicate through behaviors such as tantrums, acting aggressively, or shutting down.
(443) 232-9608 View (443) 232-9608
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Jenna Kolb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed social worker and therapist, I believe that all people deserve healing. I have years of experience providing counseling and support to adolescents, adults, and families at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland. In our sessions together, I implement a holistic approach with an emphasis on your individualized healing and empowering you to focus on your strengths. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming space to help you navigate, process, and grow through life’s many facets.
As a licensed social worker and therapist, I believe that all people deserve healing. I have years of experience providing counseling and support to adolescents, adults, and families at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland. In our sessions together, I implement a holistic approach with an emphasis on your individualized healing and empowering you to focus on your strengths. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming space to help you navigate, process, and grow through life’s many facets.
(443) 313-8785 View (443) 313-8785
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Tracey Lynne Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21043
I specialize in treating clients enduring the following symptoms: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, financial stress, career transitions, social injustice, relationship trauma, family transitions, family conflict, and parenting issues.
I specialize in treating clients enduring the following symptoms: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, financial stress, career transitions, social injustice, relationship trauma, family transitions, family conflict, and parenting issues.
(443) 218-9727 View (443) 218-9727
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Marybeth Mareski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Not accepting new clients
I am a queer mental health clinician promoting dignity and peace through the easing of suffering and the strengthening of relationships. I focus on queer and trans individuals, those struggling with depression and anxiety, and people who have endured complex trauma. I like to serve clients who do not see themselves represented in the mainstream, who feel like outsiders, who struggle to fit in, and who struggle to form and maintain enduring relationships with friends and intimate partners. I help sensitive individuals who feel deeply the fear and instability of our current climate. I am currently enrolled in EMDR Basic Training.
I am a queer mental health clinician promoting dignity and peace through the easing of suffering and the strengthening of relationships. I focus on queer and trans individuals, those struggling with depression and anxiety, and people who have endured complex trauma. I like to serve clients who do not see themselves represented in the mainstream, who feel like outsiders, who struggle to fit in, and who struggle to form and maintain enduring relationships with friends and intimate partners. I help sensitive individuals who feel deeply the fear and instability of our current climate. I am currently enrolled in EMDR Basic Training.
(301) 360-4349 View (301) 360-4349
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Suzanne Bierer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
We're living through such stressful times, it can be hard to function our best. As our coping skills are stretched thin, struggles once successfully dealt with may become stronger than we can manage. Relationship issues can intensify as tending to our own discomfort takes more energy, leaving less to offer our partner. On top of all this, navigating the mental health world to find a therapist who "gets you" is a chore unto itself! I'm happy to help, if you feel we might be a good fit. I use a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and somatic work (TRM) to help empower, heal, and bring you more fully back to yourself.
We're living through such stressful times, it can be hard to function our best. As our coping skills are stretched thin, struggles once successfully dealt with may become stronger than we can manage. Relationship issues can intensify as tending to our own discomfort takes more energy, leaving less to offer our partner. On top of all this, navigating the mental health world to find a therapist who "gets you" is a chore unto itself! I'm happy to help, if you feel we might be a good fit. I use a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and somatic work (TRM) to help empower, heal, and bring you more fully back to yourself.
(410) 261-4192 View (410) 261-4192
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Erin L Teigen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21043  (Online Only)
When working with me, you can anticipate feeling empowered to leverage your strengths, build resilience and find meaning through challenges. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, many of whom need help with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, PTSD, grief, ADHD, family issues, and coping with disease and disability. You may expect me to offer an inclusive, family-centered approach to care that also considers the role of the human-and-animal bond. Clients that notice the most growth working with me are those seeking increases in self worth, communication skills and emotional regulation.
When working with me, you can anticipate feeling empowered to leverage your strengths, build resilience and find meaning through challenges. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, many of whom need help with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, PTSD, grief, ADHD, family issues, and coping with disease and disability. You may expect me to offer an inclusive, family-centered approach to care that also considers the role of the human-and-animal bond. Clients that notice the most growth working with me are those seeking increases in self worth, communication skills and emotional regulation.
(443) 323-0143 View (443) 323-0143

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Number of Therapists in Ellicott City, MD

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Ellicott City, MD who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% CareFirst
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ellicott City, MD see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ellicott City?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.