Therapists in Fruitland, MD

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Farah VanGenderen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Fruitland, MD 21826
Not accepting new clients
When people experience severe life stressors and change, it's not uncommon for things to unravel in the shakeup. My passion is bringing healing to those in these seasons of life and to help in supporting and promoting healthy growth and change. I also love teaching and supervision and am on the Maryland Supervisors listing. I have been trained in a range of modalities and am a certified EMDR and TF-CBT therapist with extensive work with Sleep and Dreaming Practices to Heal as a Lucid Dream Facilitator, as well as decades working with grief, attachment theory and trauma.
When people experience severe life stressors and change, it's not uncommon for things to unravel in the shakeup. My passion is bringing healing to those in these seasons of life and to help in supporting and promoting healthy growth and change. I also love teaching and supervision and am on the Maryland Supervisors listing. I have been trained in a range of modalities and am a certified EMDR and TF-CBT therapist with extensive work with Sleep and Dreaming Practices to Heal as a Lucid Dream Facilitator, as well as decades working with grief, attachment theory and trauma.
(410) 376-8836 View (410) 376-8836

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Joey Sheffield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, MD 21801
Are you consumed with disturbing automatic thoughts, and spending hours chasing, analyzing, reviewing, and giving meaning to the intrusive thoughts? As someone that’s been in your shoes, there is hope and recovery to overcome OCD. I will teach you how to change your relationship with anxiety by looking it in the face and walking towards it instead of walking away. It is easy to stay trapped and believe the false messages that your OCD feeds you. I will teach you how to rewire your brain into no longer believing those false threats that your brain is torturing you with. My treatment approach teaches you how to stop competing
Are you consumed with disturbing automatic thoughts, and spending hours chasing, analyzing, reviewing, and giving meaning to the intrusive thoughts? As someone that’s been in your shoes, there is hope and recovery to overcome OCD. I will teach you how to change your relationship with anxiety by looking it in the face and walking towards it instead of walking away. It is easy to stay trapped and believe the false messages that your OCD feeds you. I will teach you how to rewire your brain into no longer believing those false threats that your brain is torturing you with. My treatment approach teaches you how to stop competing
(240) 363-9651 View (240) 363-9651
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Worthy of Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21801  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am your fat, disabled, queer, neurodivergent therapist based in Maryland. Being a healer has come naturally to me since childhood and navigating my own healing has led me to become a licensed clinical social worker. I deeply care for my clients, so building genuine connections with them is essential. I show up to sessions as my authentic self: witty, warm, transparent, and a little awkward. I view each client as my equal and view therapy as a team approach to navigating pain and hope.
Hello! I am your fat, disabled, queer, neurodivergent therapist based in Maryland. Being a healer has come naturally to me since childhood and navigating my own healing has led me to become a licensed clinical social worker. I deeply care for my clients, so building genuine connections with them is essential. I show up to sessions as my authentic self: witty, warm, transparent, and a little awkward. I view each client as my equal and view therapy as a team approach to navigating pain and hope.
(240) 540-5016 View (240) 540-5016
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Mary-Jane Snair
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC, PCIT
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21801
Parents of children who struggle with emotional, behavioral, or undiagnosed mental health problems often do not know where to turn. They often feel frustrated trying to navigate the many systems that are meant to provide help. Parents and children who visit Family Tree Therapy will often leave the office feeling empowered, with specific solutions and tools for changing their lives and the mental well-being of their family. Family Tree Therapy specializes in assessing and counseling children, young people, and their families. You will be introduced to proven, useful techniques. You will feel accomplishment and hope.
Parents of children who struggle with emotional, behavioral, or undiagnosed mental health problems often do not know where to turn. They often feel frustrated trying to navigate the many systems that are meant to provide help. Parents and children who visit Family Tree Therapy will often leave the office feeling empowered, with specific solutions and tools for changing their lives and the mental well-being of their family. Family Tree Therapy specializes in assessing and counseling children, young people, and their families. You will be introduced to proven, useful techniques. You will feel accomplishment and hope.
(443) 957-1053 View (443) 957-1053
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For All Seasons Behavioral Health & RCC
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21801
For All Seasons is the only non-profit Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center serving the five counties of Maryland’s Mid Shore. For All Seasons behavioral health team includes trauma-certified therapists and psychiatrists who collaborate with other community partners and health professionals in order to provide the highest quality care. Services include individual and group therapy, general, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and couples’ counseling, grief counseling, school-based mental health therapy, urgent care services, rape crisis response, rape crisis counseling and support, 24-Hour English and Spanish Hotlines, and education and outreach programming. Therapists use interpreters to provide services to Spanish speaking individuals and families.
For All Seasons is the only non-profit Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center serving the five counties of Maryland’s Mid Shore. For All Seasons behavioral health team includes trauma-certified therapists and psychiatrists who collaborate with other community partners and health professionals in order to provide the highest quality care. Services include individual and group therapy, general, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and couples’ counseling, grief counseling, school-based mental health therapy, urgent care services, rape crisis response, rape crisis counseling and support, 24-Hour English and Spanish Hotlines, and education and outreach programming. Therapists use interpreters to provide services to Spanish speaking individuals and families.
(410) 822-1018 View (410) 822-1018
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Jeff Biele
Counselor, LCPC, CCTP-II
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21804
You need a break. You need peace. You need to find your way to better paths towards light and hope. The good news is that as long as you are breathing, there will always be a chance to live a better life. The possibilities are endless.
You need a break. You need peace. You need to find your way to better paths towards light and hope. The good news is that as long as you are breathing, there will always be a chance to live a better life. The possibilities are endless.
(667) 291-8309 View (667) 291-8309
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Jennifer M. Lake
Counselor, MEd, LGPC, CTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, MD 21801  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile page! Thank you for taking that first step to help yourself or a loved one. Life can be challenging at times and sometimes we all need a little help to get through it. Nobody should ever have to suffer in silence, there is plenty of help available! Sometimes we need help or a listening ear outside of our family & friends and I am here to tell you that it is okay! Whether the problems that you or a loved one is encountering are a result of a recent stressor or unresolved trauma, I am here to help you on your healing journey.
Welcome to my profile page! Thank you for taking that first step to help yourself or a loved one. Life can be challenging at times and sometimes we all need a little help to get through it. Nobody should ever have to suffer in silence, there is plenty of help available! Sometimes we need help or a listening ear outside of our family & friends and I am here to tell you that it is okay! Whether the problems that you or a loved one is encountering are a result of a recent stressor or unresolved trauma, I am here to help you on your healing journey.
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Heather Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21801
Accepting New Clients - Congratulations for taking the first step to begin a new journey. There are certain components vital in therapy in order to maintain a space of acceptance, growth, and healing. I am a Registered Psychology Associated under the supervision of Dr. Samantha Scott in Salisbury, Maryland. It is my job to help you to safely navigate this process. Taking this first step can be scary when confronting past events or coping with uncomfortable emotions. To assist you, I will maintain a non-bias, confidential, safe space to examine and process your experiences.
Accepting New Clients - Congratulations for taking the first step to begin a new journey. There are certain components vital in therapy in order to maintain a space of acceptance, growth, and healing. I am a Registered Psychology Associated under the supervision of Dr. Samantha Scott in Salisbury, Maryland. It is my job to help you to safely navigate this process. Taking this first step can be scary when confronting past events or coping with uncomfortable emotions. To assist you, I will maintain a non-bias, confidential, safe space to examine and process your experiences.
(410) 824-5318 View (410) 824-5318
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Melissa Rivero
Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21801
Welcome, you have taken the hardest step, reaching out for help. I am here to ensure that the rest of your experience is a positive one. It is my goal to help clients discover and understand their position in the world, cultivate self-acceptance, and create meaning for themselves. I believe that we all have the tools to heal, if we are given the space to express ourselves authentically. I believe in collaboratively setting goals with clients and empowering them to use their strengths to overcome difficulties.I work with all age ranges, including children, adolescents/teens, young adults and adults.
Welcome, you have taken the hardest step, reaching out for help. I am here to ensure that the rest of your experience is a positive one. It is my goal to help clients discover and understand their position in the world, cultivate self-acceptance, and create meaning for themselves. I believe that we all have the tools to heal, if we are given the space to express ourselves authentically. I believe in collaboratively setting goals with clients and empowering them to use their strengths to overcome difficulties.I work with all age ranges, including children, adolescents/teens, young adults and adults.
(410) 205-9444 View (410) 205-9444
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Karen Simon
Counselor, BS, MS, LGPC
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21804
As your prospective therapist, and I want to express my commitment to creating a space where trust can flourish and transformative healing can take place. Building a strong therapeutic alliance is the cornerstone of our work together, and I understand the profound importance of trust in this process. In my practice, I approach therapy with an unwavering dedication to creating a safe and non-judgmental environment. I recognize that vulnerability is at the heart of meaningful therapeutic progress, and I am deeply committed to earning and maintaining your trust throughout our journey together.
As your prospective therapist, and I want to express my commitment to creating a space where trust can flourish and transformative healing can take place. Building a strong therapeutic alliance is the cornerstone of our work together, and I understand the profound importance of trust in this process. In my practice, I approach therapy with an unwavering dedication to creating a safe and non-judgmental environment. I recognize that vulnerability is at the heart of meaningful therapeutic progress, and I am deeply committed to earning and maintaining your trust throughout our journey together.
(410) 835-7844 View (410) 835-7844
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Abigail Siegrist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, MD 21801  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
"It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up," -Vince Lombardi. Life is certainly full of twists and turns that can be difficult to navigate. My experience working in the emergency department, inpatient, outpatient, partial, and group home settings, has allowed me the privilege to help clients and patients navigate challenging avenues of their life. I believe in meeting you where you are at and working together to set the pace in achieving your goals.
"It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up," -Vince Lombardi. Life is certainly full of twists and turns that can be difficult to navigate. My experience working in the emergency department, inpatient, outpatient, partial, and group home settings, has allowed me the privilege to help clients and patients navigate challenging avenues of their life. I believe in meeting you where you are at and working together to set the pace in achieving your goals.
(757) 367-8588 View (757) 367-8588
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Brian Whitman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, MD 21801  (Online Only)
My goal throughout our time together is to first create a space where you feel comfortable and empowered to explore your emotions. In doing so, I help individuals identify the things that are most affecting their mental health and work collaboratively with you to develop healthy habits that will positively affect one’s life. Sessions will include talk-therapy, reflection, and the development of healthy coping skills using a client-centered model. I hope to make each client feel as though their mental health is a priority and that they are worthy of clarity and happiness.
My goal throughout our time together is to first create a space where you feel comfortable and empowered to explore your emotions. In doing so, I help individuals identify the things that are most affecting their mental health and work collaboratively with you to develop healthy habits that will positively affect one’s life. Sessions will include talk-therapy, reflection, and the development of healthy coping skills using a client-centered model. I hope to make each client feel as though their mental health is a priority and that they are worthy of clarity and happiness.
(410) 237-0714 View (410) 237-0714
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Balance Point Wellness, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, MD 21801  (Online Only)
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!
(443) 234-0204 View (443) 234-0204
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Dr. Scherell Bryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPC-S
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21801  (Online Only)
Together we will work towards healing the parts that feels broken, restoring the relationships that are damaged (with yourself, your self-esteem, your intuition, your family, and helping you fulfill your potential. Christian Counseling is also available as a solution for individuals seeking traditional mental health therapy who would prefer hearing from the prospective of a Christian.
Together we will work towards healing the parts that feels broken, restoring the relationships that are damaged (with yourself, your self-esteem, your intuition, your family, and helping you fulfill your potential. Christian Counseling is also available as a solution for individuals seeking traditional mental health therapy who would prefer hearing from the prospective of a Christian.
(860) 782-4960 View (860) 782-4960
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Seaside Counseling & Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCADC
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21801
Seaside Counseling & Wellness Center was Established in 2012 to meet the growing needs of the community by providing positive & supportive mental health and physical well-being services. SCWC provides individual, family and couples counseling to promote wellness and mental health to everyone. SCWC works from a strength-based perspective that emphasizes the potential for growth in each person and situation. SCWC can help you improve your relationship with yourself and others. The focus is on being free of anger, sadness, stress, etc... and live a healthy, happy balanced life.
Seaside Counseling & Wellness Center was Established in 2012 to meet the growing needs of the community by providing positive & supportive mental health and physical well-being services. SCWC provides individual, family and couples counseling to promote wellness and mental health to everyone. SCWC works from a strength-based perspective that emphasizes the potential for growth in each person and situation. SCWC can help you improve your relationship with yourself and others. The focus is on being free of anger, sadness, stress, etc... and live a healthy, happy balanced life.
(410) 921-7086 View (410) 921-7086
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Delmarva Counseling Center LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD
Verified
Delmar, MD 21875
Department of Transportation mandates employees testing positive for alcohol/drugs must be removed from safety sensitive functions and evaluated by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), SAP duties: Conducts Face-to-Fact Substance Initial Evaluation; Makes referral to program provider; Conducts Case Management & follow-up Face-to-Face Evaluation upon employee's completion of required programs. Dr. Hamilton licenses: Lincensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist #LCM061, Maryland; Marriage and Family Therapist #FT-0000006, Delaware; SAP #10644; National Board Addiction Examiner Diplomat #05564; License Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor #LCA088, Maryland; Chemical Dependency Professional #CD-0000023, Delaware; Doctoral Addiction Counselor #5564. Memberships: American Psychological Association #7842-0105; American Association for Marriage Family Therapy Clinical #35494; NAADAC #83548
Department of Transportation mandates employees testing positive for alcohol/drugs must be removed from safety sensitive functions and evaluated by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), SAP duties: Conducts Face-to-Fact Substance Initial Evaluation; Makes referral to program provider; Conducts Case Management & follow-up Face-to-Face Evaluation upon employee's completion of required programs. Dr. Hamilton licenses: Lincensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist #LCM061, Maryland; Marriage and Family Therapist #FT-0000006, Delaware; SAP #10644; National Board Addiction Examiner Diplomat #05564; License Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor #LCA088, Maryland; Chemical Dependency Professional #CD-0000023, Delaware; Doctoral Addiction Counselor #5564. Memberships: American Psychological Association #7842-0105; American Association for Marriage Family Therapy Clinical #35494; NAADAC #83548
(410) 489-1027 View (410) 489-1027
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Sara Illiano
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, MD 21804  (Online Only)
Making the decision to seek help can be challenging and is a big first step on your journey to wellness. Wellness is not an absence of problems, but it is a process that helps us become more aware and make choices for a healthy and fulfilling life. If you feel overwhelmed and want help developing proper coping skills and self-care, you are not alone. Support is available and change is possible! Although I believe the client is the expert in their life, therapy is a collaborative effort between you and I. Together, we will work on identifying and meeting your wants, needs, and goals.
Making the decision to seek help can be challenging and is a big first step on your journey to wellness. Wellness is not an absence of problems, but it is a process that helps us become more aware and make choices for a healthy and fulfilling life. If you feel overwhelmed and want help developing proper coping skills and self-care, you are not alone. Support is available and change is possible! Although I believe the client is the expert in their life, therapy is a collaborative effort between you and I. Together, we will work on identifying and meeting your wants, needs, and goals.
(410) 793-1131 View (410) 793-1131
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Accepting New Clients! Start Your Healing Journey
Counselor
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21803  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. We are a diverse group of therapists from a variety of different backgrounds that are here to help you. We provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of ours, we will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. We are a diverse group of therapists from a variety of different backgrounds that are here to help you. We provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of ours, we will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow
(240) 905-4368 View (240) 905-4368
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Scott E Alpert
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21801
Quality and in depth comprehensive assessment and evaluation with an extensive treatment plan which includes both short and long term goals, detailed map offering steps needed to accomplish goals. Monthly evaluation and group meetings with support systems. Accountability protocols and referrals when needed. Each client is treated as an individual with a unique background and set of biological, psychological, social and spiritual circumstances. Sessions usually consist of a mixture of office, virtual and in home services.
Quality and in depth comprehensive assessment and evaluation with an extensive treatment plan which includes both short and long term goals, detailed map offering steps needed to accomplish goals. Monthly evaluation and group meetings with support systems. Accountability protocols and referrals when needed. Each client is treated as an individual with a unique background and set of biological, psychological, social and spiritual circumstances. Sessions usually consist of a mixture of office, virtual and in home services.
(410) 216-0967 View (410) 216-0967
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Eva Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT200, WMST
Verified
Salisbury, MD 21801
***NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS*** Eva has 13 years of experience working in mental health, including providing psychotherapy in a public mental health clinic, a holistic private practice, school-based settings (k -12). Certified in Hypnotherapy, Kripalu Yoga, & Women’s Studies, Eva is experienced in treating a wide range of issues from a holistic perspective. Her practice comes from a place of deep compassion, authenticity & respect for each person’s unique journey of personal growth.
***NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS*** Eva has 13 years of experience working in mental health, including providing psychotherapy in a public mental health clinic, a holistic private practice, school-based settings (k -12). Certified in Hypnotherapy, Kripalu Yoga, & Women’s Studies, Eva is experienced in treating a wide range of issues from a holistic perspective. Her practice comes from a place of deep compassion, authenticity & respect for each person’s unique journey of personal growth.
(410) 210-4556 View (410) 210-4556

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Number of Therapists in Fruitland, MD

< 10

Therapists in Fruitland, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Life Coaching
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other

Average years in practice

31 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% ComPsych

How Therapists in Fruitland, MD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fruitland?

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.