Therapists in Finksburg, MD

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Carrie Freshour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Finksburg, MD 21048  (Online Only)
I am Carrie Freshour, LCSW-C, a licensed clinical social worker with a rich tapestry of experience spanning over two decades. I wear many hats - clinician, leader, trainer, writer, facilitator, and trauma expert. My mission is to guide you through life's challenges, helping you unlock your true potential and achieve sustainable results. With a foundation in trauma-informed theories, I'm here to empower you. Whether it's regaining control over your life, boosting self-esteem, conquering self-sabotage, or mastering conflict management, I draw from my extensive clinical background to provide you with the best practices
I am Carrie Freshour, LCSW-C, a licensed clinical social worker with a rich tapestry of experience spanning over two decades. I wear many hats - clinician, leader, trainer, writer, facilitator, and trauma expert. My mission is to guide you through life's challenges, helping you unlock your true potential and achieve sustainable results. With a foundation in trauma-informed theories, I'm here to empower you. Whether it's regaining control over your life, boosting self-esteem, conquering self-sabotage, or mastering conflict management, I draw from my extensive clinical background to provide you with the best practices
(240) 363-3440 View (240) 363-3440
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Alena R. Alsruhe
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Finksburg, MD 21048
Hello, it is wonderful to connect with you! I want you to know that whatever life challenge is in front of you now, I believe there is hope. My desire is to be able to listen and encourage you during this season of life. I want to foster a relationship of trust in order to promote a life change that you can feel passionate about. I am a graduate of the McDaniel College Masters Program in Counseling. I have 7 years of combined School Counseling and School Therapy experience and 7 years in the clinical counseling field. I currently work with clients 18 and up!
Hello, it is wonderful to connect with you! I want you to know that whatever life challenge is in front of you now, I believe there is hope. My desire is to be able to listen and encourage you during this season of life. I want to foster a relationship of trust in order to promote a life change that you can feel passionate about. I am a graduate of the McDaniel College Masters Program in Counseling. I have 7 years of combined School Counseling and School Therapy experience and 7 years in the clinical counseling field. I currently work with clients 18 and up!
(443) 233-6756 View (443) 233-6756
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Caroline Cinquino Miller
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Finksburg, MD 21048
Change is not easy. Whether you're needing to experience relief from anxiety, depression, past trauma, or a current difficult situation, counseling can help bring us out of stagnation and onto the path of change in a compassionate and non-judgmental atmosphere. I enjoy helping people identify what thoughts and behaviors are helpful in building satisfying lives and which may have once proved useful, but no longer work for them. Taking small steps, while being kind to ourselves when we make mistakes, can create the kind of change that we want to see in our lives.
Change is not easy. Whether you're needing to experience relief from anxiety, depression, past trauma, or a current difficult situation, counseling can help bring us out of stagnation and onto the path of change in a compassionate and non-judgmental atmosphere. I enjoy helping people identify what thoughts and behaviors are helpful in building satisfying lives and which may have once proved useful, but no longer work for them. Taking small steps, while being kind to ourselves when we make mistakes, can create the kind of change that we want to see in our lives.
(410) 973-6497 View (410) 973-6497
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Rachel Cochran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finksburg, MD 21048
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. I work with individuals, couples and families in multiple areas including trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship/family conflict, self-esteem issues, grief, eating disorder and food addiction, learning disorders, anger management, self-harm, LGBT issues, reaction to divorce, mediation, and forensic evaluation. I am more than happy to consult with you to see if we are a good fit to work together!
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. I work with individuals, couples and families in multiple areas including trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship/family conflict, self-esteem issues, grief, eating disorder and food addiction, learning disorders, anger management, self-harm, LGBT issues, reaction to divorce, mediation, and forensic evaluation. I am more than happy to consult with you to see if we are a good fit to work together!
(410) 457-3281 View (410) 457-3281
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Carrie Schurtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Finksburg, MD 21048
I have been working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years. Licensed as a clinical social worker in MD, I have experience working with clients in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. I view the therapeutic relationship as one of collaboration between therapist and client. My therapeutic approach is a strengths-based, perspective with the primary focus of treatment being enhancing skills to attain overall physical, spiritual, and mental wellness.
I have been working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years. Licensed as a clinical social worker in MD, I have experience working with clients in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. I view the therapeutic relationship as one of collaboration between therapist and client. My therapeutic approach is a strengths-based, perspective with the primary focus of treatment being enhancing skills to attain overall physical, spiritual, and mental wellness.
(443) 737-4478 View (443) 737-4478
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Changing Destiny Counseling
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finksburg, MD 21048
I am a caring, compassionate therapist who has worked extensively with preteens, adolescents and adults struggling with mental health difficulties, conflict, and adjustment problems, including difficult life transitions, grief and bereavement. In addition, I provide a supportive environment for couples/marital counseling. I am also well-versed in assisting individuals who provide care for loved ones with life-threatening illnesses/conditions, special needs and/or disabilities. I have worked with children and teens in non-public special education settings, with at-risk youth in a group-home environment, and with adults/teens in an outpatient counseling center, offering mental health as well as addictions counseling.
I am a caring, compassionate therapist who has worked extensively with preteens, adolescents and adults struggling with mental health difficulties, conflict, and adjustment problems, including difficult life transitions, grief and bereavement. In addition, I provide a supportive environment for couples/marital counseling. I am also well-versed in assisting individuals who provide care for loved ones with life-threatening illnesses/conditions, special needs and/or disabilities. I have worked with children and teens in non-public special education settings, with at-risk youth in a group-home environment, and with adults/teens in an outpatient counseling center, offering mental health as well as addictions counseling.
(410) 406-1027 View (410) 406-1027
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Lillian Morales
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Finksburg, MD 21048
Lillian Morales is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for the state of Maryland. She has provided individual, family, and group therapy in a variety of settings. Lillian is bilingual and can provide services in Spanish. Lillian enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults and specializes in anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, trauma, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship/family issues, and stress management. Lillian received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stevenson University and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University.
Lillian Morales is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for the state of Maryland. She has provided individual, family, and group therapy in a variety of settings. Lillian is bilingual and can provide services in Spanish. Lillian enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults and specializes in anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, trauma, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship/family issues, and stress management. Lillian received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stevenson University and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University.
(410) 904-6507 View (410) 904-6507
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Candice Arbesman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finksburg, MD 21048  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Not feeling like yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed with so many thoughts? Did you or a loved one just get diagnosed with a life changing diagnosis? Are you the caregiver to an aging loved one? If you answered, YES, there is HOPE! I have experience working with individuals and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, adjustment to new or chronic medical conditions’, caregiver burden, including end of life decisions. I am here to provide you empathic support and resources to help reach your desired goals.
Not feeling like yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed with so many thoughts? Did you or a loved one just get diagnosed with a life changing diagnosis? Are you the caregiver to an aging loved one? If you answered, YES, there is HOPE! I have experience working with individuals and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, adjustment to new or chronic medical conditions’, caregiver burden, including end of life decisions. I am here to provide you empathic support and resources to help reach your desired goals.
(410) 267-4642 View (410) 267-4642
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Carrie C Mead
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Finksburg, MD 21048  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! If you feel constantly overwhelmed and you struggle to set healthy boundaries, I can help. Whether you are facing divorce, caring for elderly parents or small kids, or simply have 'too much' going on, I can help. Let therapy be your safe place to process your feelings, hopes, fears, and heal from past traumas. Empaths, highly sensitive people, therapists and healers, I am here for you, too. We are often the last to ask for help as we find it easier to help others instead of ourselves. Let's break that cycle! I offer you a judgment-free zone for healing from burnout, chronic stress, and compassion fatigue.
Accepting new clients! If you feel constantly overwhelmed and you struggle to set healthy boundaries, I can help. Whether you are facing divorce, caring for elderly parents or small kids, or simply have 'too much' going on, I can help. Let therapy be your safe place to process your feelings, hopes, fears, and heal from past traumas. Empaths, highly sensitive people, therapists and healers, I am here for you, too. We are often the last to ask for help as we find it easier to help others instead of ourselves. Let's break that cycle! I offer you a judgment-free zone for healing from burnout, chronic stress, and compassion fatigue.
(443) 951-3986 View (443) 951-3986

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Pamela A. Del Nero And Therapy Dog Kenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
When facing challenging times, therapy can provide a safe place to talk about those challenges. I am happy to announce the addition of the newest staff member, Kenny, a certified therapy dog whose presence helps create a safe space. My goal is to help clients achieve their own "zen" state by learning how to recognize, access, & trust their own intuition. I view therapy as part of one's wellness journey. And one of the most important challenges in this journey is to understand one's personal power & how to manage it. Therapy is a challenging process, but I will be your advocate & help you learn to become your own advocate.
When facing challenging times, therapy can provide a safe place to talk about those challenges. I am happy to announce the addition of the newest staff member, Kenny, a certified therapy dog whose presence helps create a safe space. My goal is to help clients achieve their own "zen" state by learning how to recognize, access, & trust their own intuition. I view therapy as part of one's wellness journey. And one of the most important challenges in this journey is to understand one's personal power & how to manage it. Therapy is a challenging process, but I will be your advocate & help you learn to become your own advocate.
(410) 927-5132 View (410) 927-5132
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Brittany Edie
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC, RYT-200
Verified
5 Endorsed
Westminster, MD 21157
Nothing brings me more joy than helping others prioritize healing & wellness in their lives. No matter where you're at in your journey, I'm available to support your mental health & wellness goals.
Nothing brings me more joy than helping others prioritize healing & wellness in their lives. No matter where you're at in your journey, I'm available to support your mental health & wellness goals.
(443) 988-0338 View (443) 988-0338
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Kathryn (Kate) Marcus
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
It’s easy in life to lose ourselves, to feel overwhelmed and stuck. Issues that arise from work, family, environment and even our inner self can leave people feeling angry, sad, frustrated or even numb. Sometimes people repeat patterns and behaviors that they know aren’t helpful, but then get stuck as they are unsure of how to change or even begin the process to heal.
It’s easy in life to lose ourselves, to feel overwhelmed and stuck. Issues that arise from work, family, environment and even our inner self can leave people feeling angry, sad, frustrated or even numb. Sometimes people repeat patterns and behaviors that they know aren’t helpful, but then get stuck as they are unsure of how to change or even begin the process to heal.
(410) 709-4599 View (410) 709-4599
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Carroll Counseling Ctrs - Mt. Airy And Eldersburg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Life today is difficult with all the demands placed on us by our family, work and our own need to achieve. Add to this the emotional stress of family conflict, divorce, defiant children, an illness or death in the family, and you begin to understand why more and more people are seeking the help of mental health professionals.
Life today is difficult with all the demands placed on us by our family, work and our own need to achieve. Add to this the emotional stress of family conflict, divorce, defiant children, an illness or death in the family, and you begin to understand why more and more people are seeking the help of mental health professionals.
(443) 233-0359 View (443) 233-0359
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Marci Drimer In Home Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
I provide therapy in Home,Hospitals, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living. I partner with my therapy dog Bella. We bring comfort, smiles and compassion to those who can not come to us. It is the most heart centered and rewarding work I have ever done.
I provide therapy in Home,Hospitals, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living. I partner with my therapy dog Bella. We bring comfort, smiles and compassion to those who can not come to us. It is the most heart centered and rewarding work I have ever done.
(410) 753-4722 View (410) 753-4722
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Dr. Daniel Byer
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Westminster, MD 21157  (Online Only)
Do you need evening hours? I have 4 Weekly openings (Tuesday 7pm, Thursday 6pm & 7pm, Friday 6pm) and 2 Biweekly opening (Thursday 5pm & Friday 4pm). All are telehealth format. If you are unsure about telehealth, it works VERY well, provided you have a reliable internet connection and a confidential meeting place. Successful therapy has four objectives: to strengthen problem-solving abilities, enhance emotional coping skills, to initiate lasting behavior change. These are used to repair, maintain, and build healthy and meaningful interpersonal relationships.
Do you need evening hours? I have 4 Weekly openings (Tuesday 7pm, Thursday 6pm & 7pm, Friday 6pm) and 2 Biweekly opening (Thursday 5pm & Friday 4pm). All are telehealth format. If you are unsure about telehealth, it works VERY well, provided you have a reliable internet connection and a confidential meeting place. Successful therapy has four objectives: to strengthen problem-solving abilities, enhance emotional coping skills, to initiate lasting behavior change. These are used to repair, maintain, and build healthy and meaningful interpersonal relationships.
(717) 745-5106 View (717) 745-5106
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Alayne Holland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Westminster, MD 21157  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Although I have a special place in my heart working with kids, I have experience in and thoroughly enjoy working with any demographic. I began my career working with low income families, helping them form stronger bonds, feel happier, and be healthier. Over time, I've gained experience in working with young and older adults, from any background, any race, and/or culture. I've helped many dive deep into their past and manage many identified concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and interpersonal issues. If your goal is to feel healthy, productive, and engaged in life again, let's work together.
Although I have a special place in my heart working with kids, I have experience in and thoroughly enjoy working with any demographic. I began my career working with low income families, helping them form stronger bonds, feel happier, and be healthier. Over time, I've gained experience in working with young and older adults, from any background, any race, and/or culture. I've helped many dive deep into their past and manage many identified concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and interpersonal issues. If your goal is to feel healthy, productive, and engaged in life again, let's work together.
(240) 719-5916 View (240) 719-5916
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Kyra Whittenburg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, DBT-C
Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor (LCPC), certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I believe that the therapist-client relationship is the foundation of successful treatment. I view therapy as partnership between myself and the client, creating a trusting and supportive relationship. I see therapy through a dielectric lens of accepting yourself without judgement and changing unhealthy and maladaptive behaviors.
Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor (LCPC), certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I believe that the therapist-client relationship is the foundation of successful treatment. I view therapy as partnership between myself and the client, creating a trusting and supportive relationship. I see therapy through a dielectric lens of accepting yourself without judgement and changing unhealthy and maladaptive behaviors.
(410) 348-1817 View (410) 348-1817
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Hilary Cleveland
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
I believe that every person has the right, responsibility, and ability to live their life in a healthy and fulfilling way. Too often we put our own mental health needs to the side in order to "make it through" whatever hardship is being faced. Whether it is familial issues, anxiety, depression, identity, or life transitions, people face many challenges to their mental health. If you are ready to talk to someone in a non judgmental or pressured environment, who will work with you to create goals and positive change, please consider reaching out to me!
I believe that every person has the right, responsibility, and ability to live their life in a healthy and fulfilling way. Too often we put our own mental health needs to the side in order to "make it through" whatever hardship is being faced. Whether it is familial issues, anxiety, depression, identity, or life transitions, people face many challenges to their mental health. If you are ready to talk to someone in a non judgmental or pressured environment, who will work with you to create goals and positive change, please consider reaching out to me!
(410) 600-7349 View (410) 600-7349
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Amy Heikkinen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Westminster, MD 21157
Carroll Creative Therapy is a psychotherapy practice serving clients of all ages, and provides evidence-based play therapy for children. For older children and teens, we combine strategies and wisdom from play therapy along with traditional talk therapy, often using age-appropriate tools like the creative arts, video games, and social media. Our work with adults tends to look more like traditional talk therapy, but incorporates many of these same elements through conversation. We are also proud to support gender-diverse and LGBTQ+ clients of all ages, and have a deep knowledge of the community.
Carroll Creative Therapy is a psychotherapy practice serving clients of all ages, and provides evidence-based play therapy for children. For older children and teens, we combine strategies and wisdom from play therapy along with traditional talk therapy, often using age-appropriate tools like the creative arts, video games, and social media. Our work with adults tends to look more like traditional talk therapy, but incorporates many of these same elements through conversation. We are also proud to support gender-diverse and LGBTQ+ clients of all ages, and have a deep knowledge of the community.
(443) 201-7850 View (443) 201-7850
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Lauren Powers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RPT-S
Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Not accepting new clients
I love helping kids, teens, and adults who feel stuck. Stuck with spiraling fears, stress, and worry. Stuck with anxiety that makes you want to avoid things. Stuck with negative beliefs about yourself. Stuck with memories of a distressing experience that happened a long time ago, but feels like it was just yesterday. My areas of specialization include treating trauma and anxiety. I am a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) and have specialized training in understanding the unique needs of kids and teens. I also have experience in and enjoy working with adults who are facing anxiety and pain from past or present trauma.
I love helping kids, teens, and adults who feel stuck. Stuck with spiraling fears, stress, and worry. Stuck with anxiety that makes you want to avoid things. Stuck with negative beliefs about yourself. Stuck with memories of a distressing experience that happened a long time ago, but feels like it was just yesterday. My areas of specialization include treating trauma and anxiety. I am a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) and have specialized training in understanding the unique needs of kids and teens. I also have experience in and enjoy working with adults who are facing anxiety and pain from past or present trauma.
(410) 755-5274 View (410) 755-5274

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Number of Therapists in Finksburg, MD

< 10

Therapists in Finksburg, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
89% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
78% Women's Issues
67% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
83% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% CareFirst

How Therapists in Finksburg, MD see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Finksburg?

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.