Therapists in Frederick, MD

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Kathi L Kopacz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701
Not accepting new clients
I have 30+ years of experience working with individuals in psychotherapy. I provide a safe and collaborative environment in which we can develop a relationship that promotes healing of the self. Therapy is art as well as science, and I combine compassion and intuition with a solid theoretical base to provide treatment that encourages personal development. I believe our early experiences influence the way that we process our later experiences, and therapy can change how we understand our lives so that our responses can become more adaptive and healthy to live happier, more fulfilling lives.
I have 30+ years of experience working with individuals in psychotherapy. I provide a safe and collaborative environment in which we can develop a relationship that promotes healing of the self. Therapy is art as well as science, and I combine compassion and intuition with a solid theoretical base to provide treatment that encourages personal development. I believe our early experiences influence the way that we process our later experiences, and therapy can change how we understand our lives so that our responses can become more adaptive and healthy to live happier, more fulfilling lives.
(301) 704-3546 View (301) 704-3546
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Betty Silon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701  (Online Only)
I seek to empower each client's unique movement towards emotional and physical well-being, mindfulness, wholeness and spiritual awareness. Through encouragement, compassion and mutual respect this co-creative therapeutic process enhances each person's self-esteem, potential and growth. Together we will explore possibilities and new directions, thereby releasing stress, inner conflicts, dis-ease, self-defeating cognitions and dysfunctional relationships. Embracing change leads to feelings of joy, aliveness and at the same time peacefulness and calm.
I seek to empower each client's unique movement towards emotional and physical well-being, mindfulness, wholeness and spiritual awareness. Through encouragement, compassion and mutual respect this co-creative therapeutic process enhances each person's self-esteem, potential and growth. Together we will explore possibilities and new directions, thereby releasing stress, inner conflicts, dis-ease, self-defeating cognitions and dysfunctional relationships. Embracing change leads to feelings of joy, aliveness and at the same time peacefulness and calm.
(301) 531-5950 View (301) 531-5950
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Frederick Counseling LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
Not accepting new clients
A warm and trusting relationship is an integral to my work as a counselor. I enjoy helping my clients heal, regulate moods and become more resilient. For more than a decade, I have helped clients to alleviate depression and anxiety, heal from trauma, and improve relationships.
A warm and trusting relationship is an integral to my work as a counselor. I enjoy helping my clients heal, regulate moods and become more resilient. For more than a decade, I have helped clients to alleviate depression and anxiety, heal from trauma, and improve relationships.
(301) 327-2101 View (301) 327-2101
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Andrew Schmidt | Roundhouse Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
Waitlist for new clients
As a counselor, Andrew utilizes an integrative and experiential approach based on a whole-person perspective that addresses mind, body, and spirit. His goal is to provide an environment where individuals, couples, and families are able to find hope, healing, and wholeness. Andrew emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and aims to empathize and resonate with the client's story and situation. He believes that every person has been created with a unique purpose and unlimited potential.
As a counselor, Andrew utilizes an integrative and experiential approach based on a whole-person perspective that addresses mind, body, and spirit. His goal is to provide an environment where individuals, couples, and families are able to find hope, healing, and wholeness. Andrew emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and aims to empathize and resonate with the client's story and situation. He believes that every person has been created with a unique purpose and unlimited potential.
(240) 397-9027 View (240) 397-9027
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Zen Psychological Center
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Kelly (she/her)! I am a therapist who has experience working with a range of diagnoses including, but not limited to, OCD, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related disorders.
Hi, my name is Kelly (she/her)! I am a therapist who has experience working with a range of diagnoses including, but not limited to, OCD, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related disorders.
(240) 451-8566 View (240) 451-8566
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Starling Hathcock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CCTP-ll
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel sad or have no energy or oomph? Life is too short to surrender to bad relationships, let trauma control us, or be anxious/angry all the time. I want you to be free of emotional pain and find meaning and purpose in family, friendships, spirituality, work, and all other life areas. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C). I work with teens and adults of all ages, couples/partners, and families. My area of expertise is working with individuals who have experienced trauma and those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and self-esteem issues.
Do you feel sad or have no energy or oomph? Life is too short to surrender to bad relationships, let trauma control us, or be anxious/angry all the time. I want you to be free of emotional pain and find meaning and purpose in family, friendships, spirituality, work, and all other life areas. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C). I work with teens and adults of all ages, couples/partners, and families. My area of expertise is working with individuals who have experienced trauma and those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and self-esteem issues.
(240) 219-5583 View (240) 219-5583
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Justine Kilian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
Not accepting new clients
I am a compassionate, irreverent, strengths-based therapist. I enjoy helping teenagers, adults, and partnerships deepen their relationships with themselves. I think of therapy as a laboratory for discerning and developing life change. By considering therapy, I believe that you already possess the innate capacity and bravery to pursue this change so that you can live your life to the fullest. I draw upon psychodynamic, narrative, transfeminist, and other liberatory approaches in my work with clients. I am also currently enrolled in EMDR Basic Training with Deany Laliotis of the Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy.
I am a compassionate, irreverent, strengths-based therapist. I enjoy helping teenagers, adults, and partnerships deepen their relationships with themselves. I think of therapy as a laboratory for discerning and developing life change. By considering therapy, I believe that you already possess the innate capacity and bravery to pursue this change so that you can live your life to the fullest. I draw upon psychodynamic, narrative, transfeminist, and other liberatory approaches in my work with clients. I am also currently enrolled in EMDR Basic Training with Deany Laliotis of the Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy.
(301) 360-4349 View (301) 360-4349
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Victoria Wachter Seward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701
Waitlist for new clients
For the past 16 yrs I've worked primarily with children & adolescents* on the autism spectrum. Of course working with children means working with parents; partnering with parents is essential so that the progress we make in sessions carries over to everyday family life. There is nothing better than finding the "secret" to reaching a child and seeing them blossom before your eyes. It might not happen overnight, but believe me, it happens. To make the most progress, children should begin therapy as early as possible. * I can see adult clients and couples, wkdays between 11 am - 2 pm.
For the past 16 yrs I've worked primarily with children & adolescents* on the autism spectrum. Of course working with children means working with parents; partnering with parents is essential so that the progress we make in sessions carries over to everyday family life. There is nothing better than finding the "secret" to reaching a child and seeing them blossom before your eyes. It might not happen overnight, but believe me, it happens. To make the most progress, children should begin therapy as early as possible. * I can see adult clients and couples, wkdays between 11 am - 2 pm.
(301) 684-5147 View (301) 684-5147
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Jessica M. Riser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21702  (Online Only)
Hey Hi! I'm Jess. I think of myself as a compassionate and dedicated social worker and therapist focused on helping individuals navigate complex – and often challenging – landscapes of emotion. I have 15 years’ experience in the field, working with a vast range of mental health concerns (anxiety, depression/mood disorders, adjusting to life changes, etc). My main area of interest is supporting parents (esp. through pregnancy and infant loss, and the grief that inevitably follows). My primary goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space for my clients to share, heal, grow, and expand their inner wisdom and incredible strengths.
Hey Hi! I'm Jess. I think of myself as a compassionate and dedicated social worker and therapist focused on helping individuals navigate complex – and often challenging – landscapes of emotion. I have 15 years’ experience in the field, working with a vast range of mental health concerns (anxiety, depression/mood disorders, adjusting to life changes, etc). My main area of interest is supporting parents (esp. through pregnancy and infant loss, and the grief that inevitably follows). My primary goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space for my clients to share, heal, grow, and expand their inner wisdom and incredible strengths.
(240) 734-3089 View (240) 734-3089
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Krista Stanzione
Counselor, MS , LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21704
All people deserve to be valued, no matter their age, ability, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. They should also have the freedom to choose how they experience life. There is no one perfect way to live. People come to therapy with various life experiences and levels of understanding, that is why there is not a one size fits all approach. Your journey is your own. As your therapist, my goal is to provide you with a safe, affirming, and empowering space. This means that I will treat you with unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathy. I believe that every person deserves these things on a human level.
All people deserve to be valued, no matter their age, ability, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. They should also have the freedom to choose how they experience life. There is no one perfect way to live. People come to therapy with various life experiences and levels of understanding, that is why there is not a one size fits all approach. Your journey is your own. As your therapist, my goal is to provide you with a safe, affirming, and empowering space. This means that I will treat you with unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathy. I believe that every person deserves these things on a human level.
(240) 823-5890 View (240) 823-5890
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Benjamin Hurlburt
Counselor
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701
Immediate openings as of 4/28. Hi, I'm Ben! I work with children, teens & adults who want help with disordered eating or body image concerns, AFRID (restrictive eating), binge eating, depression, painful childhood experiences, or trauma. I am known for my patient & supportive nature, having a knack for helping clients open up and "put the pieces together" of their story. I use techniques such as CBT (assessing thought patterns & how they affect emotions, behavior or eating patterns), Health at Every Size, body positivity, EMDR & Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma, and art therapy. Faith-based counseling available upon request.
Immediate openings as of 4/28. Hi, I'm Ben! I work with children, teens & adults who want help with disordered eating or body image concerns, AFRID (restrictive eating), binge eating, depression, painful childhood experiences, or trauma. I am known for my patient & supportive nature, having a knack for helping clients open up and "put the pieces together" of their story. I use techniques such as CBT (assessing thought patterns & how they affect emotions, behavior or eating patterns), Health at Every Size, body positivity, EMDR & Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma, and art therapy. Faith-based counseling available upon request.
(240) 692-3769 View (240) 692-3769
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Illuminate Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701  (Online Only)
NOW accepting new patients and scheduling within one week! As a therapist for over 20 years, I have a great deal of experience assisting individuals and couples in meeting their goals. I will work with you to determine the areas in which you are struggling and help you to develop strategies to make the necessary changes. Whether you are dealing with relationship struggles, anxiety, depressed feelings or past trauma I will assist you with moving beyond these difficulties. My approach to therapy is a holistic approach. I will work with you to heal mind, body & spirit.
NOW accepting new patients and scheduling within one week! As a therapist for over 20 years, I have a great deal of experience assisting individuals and couples in meeting their goals. I will work with you to determine the areas in which you are struggling and help you to develop strategies to make the necessary changes. Whether you are dealing with relationship struggles, anxiety, depressed feelings or past trauma I will assist you with moving beyond these difficulties. My approach to therapy is a holistic approach. I will work with you to heal mind, body & spirit.
(301) 298-1903 View (301) 298-1903
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Caitlin Madden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21704  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker with a strong emphasis on the healing power of a therapeutic relationship. I take pride in my ability to create and maintain an environment tailored to each unique individual. I draw on humanistic, cognitive, and mindfulness techniques.
I am a clinical social worker with a strong emphasis on the healing power of a therapeutic relationship. I take pride in my ability to create and maintain an environment tailored to each unique individual. I draw on humanistic, cognitive, and mindfulness techniques.
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Marie Steffens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21701
Everyone can benefit from counseling, whether one is going through daily struggles or is needing counseling for something significant. Life can get in the way of being our best selves. You might struggle with daily stressors, anxiety, depression, trauma, broken relationships or feeling stuck. A history of abuse, conflict, or unhealthy relationships can make it hard to recognize who you are. Together we will break out of that cycle, so you can begin to live free of the things that are holding them back. That might be through learning coping skills, working through your past, or finding the confidence and passion to be yourself.
Everyone can benefit from counseling, whether one is going through daily struggles or is needing counseling for something significant. Life can get in the way of being our best selves. You might struggle with daily stressors, anxiety, depression, trauma, broken relationships or feeling stuck. A history of abuse, conflict, or unhealthy relationships can make it hard to recognize who you are. Together we will break out of that cycle, so you can begin to live free of the things that are holding them back. That might be through learning coping skills, working through your past, or finding the confidence and passion to be yourself.
(240) 202-3899 View (240) 202-3899
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Kaitlin Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
Not accepting new clients
Childhood and adolescence can present a unique set of challenges for many young people. Having worked in several settings, including inpatient hospitalization and residential treatment, as well as private and public schools, I have many years of experience in helping children and teens to find their voice, overcome obstacles and flourish into healthy, strong adults. I believe that a warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship combined with evidenced based practices can provide a strong foundation for change and healing.
Childhood and adolescence can present a unique set of challenges for many young people. Having worked in several settings, including inpatient hospitalization and residential treatment, as well as private and public schools, I have many years of experience in helping children and teens to find their voice, overcome obstacles and flourish into healthy, strong adults. I believe that a warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship combined with evidenced based practices can provide a strong foundation for change and healing.
(301) 329-6077 x804 View (301) 329-6077 x804
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The Space Between Telehealth
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LCP, CAC, AD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
Sometimes it's too much to actually make the arrangement to see a therapist because it is time consuming. If depression, anxiety, or physical pain are causing you to feel confused, sad, angry, or grieving a life that once was, please consider telehealth for relief. The Space Between is pleased to offer telehealth only services. If being overwhelmed keeps you from really living, I can tell you your thought patterns create more problems? But, why? My clients, couples, and individuals, are people who have been impacted by emotional struggles disruptions, and being stuck in relationships that are unfulfilling. Know there is hope.
Sometimes it's too much to actually make the arrangement to see a therapist because it is time consuming. If depression, anxiety, or physical pain are causing you to feel confused, sad, angry, or grieving a life that once was, please consider telehealth for relief. The Space Between is pleased to offer telehealth only services. If being overwhelmed keeps you from really living, I can tell you your thought patterns create more problems? But, why? My clients, couples, and individuals, are people who have been impacted by emotional struggles disruptions, and being stuck in relationships that are unfulfilling. Know there is hope.
(443) 672-2026 View (443) 672-2026
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Iwona Gerner
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, FBM, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
Is your life taking a path you have not expected and it's hard for you to cope? Are you trying to be strong on the outside, but inside you feel like you are falling apart? YES, life changes can become challenges... life crisis that can leave you feeling confused, depressed, anxious, angry and just "not yourself". You don't have to go through this alone... I am here to support you on your journey to feel strong and hopeful again, to understand and manage your emotions, to communicate your needs to others and regain control over your life.
Is your life taking a path you have not expected and it's hard for you to cope? Are you trying to be strong on the outside, but inside you feel like you are falling apart? YES, life changes can become challenges... life crisis that can leave you feeling confused, depressed, anxious, angry and just "not yourself". You don't have to go through this alone... I am here to support you on your journey to feel strong and hopeful again, to understand and manage your emotions, to communicate your needs to others and regain control over your life.
(240) 422-8811 View (240) 422-8811
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Allied Counseling Group
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Frederick, MD 21703  (Online Only)
The Intervention Center offers discreet on-site employee, family, and impaired professional interventions that work! Licensed interventionist with over 20 years' expertise in coaching, guiding, and delivering powerful intervention experiences that save lives and restore trust, health and productivity to companies, professionals and families. From helping pre-cert and authorize insurance plans for treatment admission, researching best options for care, arranging and providing travel and companion care during transit, and educating the intervention team, we dedicate our work in every step toward intervening on addictive behavior that has impacted your workplace and family relationships.
The Intervention Center offers discreet on-site employee, family, and impaired professional interventions that work! Licensed interventionist with over 20 years' expertise in coaching, guiding, and delivering powerful intervention experiences that save lives and restore trust, health and productivity to companies, professionals and families. From helping pre-cert and authorize insurance plans for treatment admission, researching best options for care, arranging and providing travel and companion care during transit, and educating the intervention team, we dedicate our work in every step toward intervening on addictive behavior that has impacted your workplace and family relationships.
(240) 696-7725 View (240) 696-7725
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Stacy Bratburd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701
I use a strengths-based approach to help you rediscover your assets, strengths, and abilities. The revelation of these will help you overcome obstacles that may be standing in your way to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life. I will work alongside you at your own pace and comfort level to help create a warm, safe, nurturing, and most importantly trusting environment. Together, we will work towards your healing.
I use a strengths-based approach to help you rediscover your assets, strengths, and abilities. The revelation of these will help you overcome obstacles that may be standing in your way to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life. I will work alongside you at your own pace and comfort level to help create a warm, safe, nurturing, and most importantly trusting environment. Together, we will work towards your healing.
(301) 603-3266 View (301) 603-3266
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Dylan Hartmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Frederick, MD 21701  (Online Only)
I’m a licensed therapist having worked with a diverse range of clients and struggles. I'm confident and dedicated to helping you reach your desired goals, and offer a laid-back, non-judgemental approach. I am able to offer a Christian perspective in therapy for those who desire it; however, it is always at the request of the client. I do indeed work with individuals of all different faiths, religions, and backgrounds though.
I’m a licensed therapist having worked with a diverse range of clients and struggles. I'm confident and dedicated to helping you reach your desired goals, and offer a laid-back, non-judgemental approach. I am able to offer a Christian perspective in therapy for those who desire it; however, it is always at the request of the client. I do indeed work with individuals of all different faiths, religions, and backgrounds though.
(240) 213-4245 View (240) 213-4245

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Frederick, MD

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Frederick, MD who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% CareFirst
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Frederick, MD see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
16% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Frederick?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.