Therapists in Gaithersburg, MD

Photo of Elizabeth D Robinson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Gaithersburg, MD
Elizabeth D Robinson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877  (Online Only)
Have you been experiencing increased anxiety, depression, fear or loneliness? Are you struggling with emotions and behaviors you would like to change? As humans, we need connections to others for encouragement, especially when we are suffering from the unexpected challenges this world brings. With support and feedback we can find meaning and purpose even through painful events. I combine Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, to provide a safe, confidential environment where you are free to explore, empower yourself and develop into the person you want to be.
Have you been experiencing increased anxiety, depression, fear or loneliness? Are you struggling with emotions and behaviors you would like to change? As humans, we need connections to others for encouragement, especially when we are suffering from the unexpected challenges this world brings. With support and feedback we can find meaning and purpose even through painful events. I combine Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, to provide a safe, confidential environment where you are free to explore, empower yourself and develop into the person you want to be.
(240) 949-2409 View (240) 949-2409
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Kendra Jeffers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome! I'm Kendra and I love helping people through my unique background in education and mental health counseling. You have probably been feverishly searching for the right person and you have finally found the right one. Do you have trouble staying organized, focused, or remembering to do things? Do any of those things cause you to feel anxious or worried? Do you find yourself being anxious about things that are out of your control?
Hello and Welcome! I'm Kendra and I love helping people through my unique background in education and mental health counseling. You have probably been feverishly searching for the right person and you have finally found the right one. Do you have trouble staying organized, focused, or remembering to do things? Do any of those things cause you to feel anxious or worried? Do you find yourself being anxious about things that are out of your control?
(240) 220-9906 View (240) 220-9906
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Amelia Hutchins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Amelia Hutchins, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker who has expertise working with adults, adolescents, and children from different backgrounds in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, religion/spirituality, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Amelia is also specialized in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, relational difficulties, and difficult life transitions. Amelia's ultimate passion is to help you fulfill your mental wellness goals and needs.
Amelia Hutchins, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker who has expertise working with adults, adolescents, and children from different backgrounds in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, religion/spirituality, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Amelia is also specialized in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, relational difficulties, and difficult life transitions. Amelia's ultimate passion is to help you fulfill your mental wellness goals and needs.
(240) 201-2039 View (240) 201-2039
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Lisa M Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Lisa is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical & a board-approved clinical supervisor. With thirty years of eclectic clinical experience & eighteen years of behavioral health leadership experience, Lisa has helped a variety of people with diverse needs. This includes children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, parents, groups, communities, students, & professionals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress, compassion fatigue, burnout, life changes, & workplace challenges. Empathy, compassion, trust, and unconditional regard are the foundation of the therapeutic relationship with Lisa.
Accepting New Clients! Lisa is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical & a board-approved clinical supervisor. With thirty years of eclectic clinical experience & eighteen years of behavioral health leadership experience, Lisa has helped a variety of people with diverse needs. This includes children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, parents, groups, communities, students, & professionals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress, compassion fatigue, burnout, life changes, & workplace challenges. Empathy, compassion, trust, and unconditional regard are the foundation of the therapeutic relationship with Lisa.
(240) 734-2379 View (240) 734-2379
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Elyse Shull
Counselor, MS, PMH-C, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Life during parenthood can be beautiful but also extremely challenging. Feeling stressed, anxious, hyper vigilant, angry, worried, sad, burnt out, spread too thin, unsupported, or just not like yourself can add to the already challenging job set before you as a parent, but there is hope. You are not alone in feeling this way, and you do not need to continue feeling this way. I understand that you want to be able to enjoy your parenthood journey, and life, once again, and I will guide you to relief, clarity, and healing through warmth, understanding, and treatment methods designed specifically for parents.
Life during parenthood can be beautiful but also extremely challenging. Feeling stressed, anxious, hyper vigilant, angry, worried, sad, burnt out, spread too thin, unsupported, or just not like yourself can add to the already challenging job set before you as a parent, but there is hope. You are not alone in feeling this way, and you do not need to continue feeling this way. I understand that you want to be able to enjoy your parenthood journey, and life, once again, and I will guide you to relief, clarity, and healing through warmth, understanding, and treatment methods designed specifically for parents.
(504) 608-6399 View (504) 608-6399
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Raisa Manejwala
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
I've provided individual and group therapy for at-risk youth, trauma-focused care for survivors of abuse, and relaxation training for adults experiencing anxiety and depression. I also teach mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills. I've conducted cognitive and personality assessments for those with learning, attention, and/or emotional concerns as well as pre-trial adult forensic evaluations. I value providing culturally-sensitive treatment if you wish to discuss your cultural background and/or religious/spiritual beliefs in therapy.
I've provided individual and group therapy for at-risk youth, trauma-focused care for survivors of abuse, and relaxation training for adults experiencing anxiety and depression. I also teach mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills. I've conducted cognitive and personality assessments for those with learning, attention, and/or emotional concerns as well as pre-trial adult forensic evaluations. I value providing culturally-sensitive treatment if you wish to discuss your cultural background and/or religious/spiritual beliefs in therapy.
(443) 569-6559 View (443) 569-6559
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Amanda Cornaglia
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I am primarily looking to work with children and adolescents, but I work with clients of any age. We can work together to discover the root of your challenges and then design a treatment plan that fits with your goals. If you are stuck or don't know where to start, we will start there and move forward with purpose.
I am primarily looking to work with children and adolescents, but I work with clients of any age. We can work together to discover the root of your challenges and then design a treatment plan that fits with your goals. If you are stuck or don't know where to start, we will start there and move forward with purpose.
(301) 970-4167 View (301) 970-4167
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Amy Whaling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients in Maryland! My practice style is rooted in our human need to not go through life on our own. Within our sessions, you can expect a space that will promote creativity and honesty. This will help us build a working relationship to reach goals and lasting change through an analysis of environments, relationships, and thoughts. Our first few sessions will include an intake and discussion to determine the end goals. From there we will use these goals, both short-term and long-term, to tailor the sessions. My main focus is to stay abreast with techniques and make sure my clients feel prioritized during our sessions.
Accepting new clients in Maryland! My practice style is rooted in our human need to not go through life on our own. Within our sessions, you can expect a space that will promote creativity and honesty. This will help us build a working relationship to reach goals and lasting change through an analysis of environments, relationships, and thoughts. Our first few sessions will include an intake and discussion to determine the end goals. From there we will use these goals, both short-term and long-term, to tailor the sessions. My main focus is to stay abreast with techniques and make sure my clients feel prioritized during our sessions.
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Kavita Pallod Sekhsaria
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
11 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you could be a better, happier version of yourself? Do you feel like your life just isn’t aligned with where you want it to be? Are you feeling disconnected from your partner, or from others that are important to you? I have found that the benefits of therapy can be profound. The quality of relationships can improve. It can bring meaning and fulfillment to work. Confidence and self worth can abound.
Do you feel like you could be a better, happier version of yourself? Do you feel like your life just isn’t aligned with where you want it to be? Are you feeling disconnected from your partner, or from others that are important to you? I have found that the benefits of therapy can be profound. The quality of relationships can improve. It can bring meaning and fulfillment to work. Confidence and self worth can abound.
(240) 202-3313 View (240) 202-3313
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Jeanne Barber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my practice! You've made the courageous choice to seek help. ​In working with me, you will receive individualized treatment based on the challenges and needs that you identify. The many modalities I utilize are backed by research and proven effective, and will be tailored to meet your unique needs. My goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. You can expect constructive and compassionate feedback. Together we will meet your goals and accomplish healing.
Hello and welcome to my practice! You've made the courageous choice to seek help. ​In working with me, you will receive individualized treatment based on the challenges and needs that you identify. The many modalities I utilize are backed by research and proven effective, and will be tailored to meet your unique needs. My goal is to provide you with a compassionate and empowering therapeutic experience to help you improve your mental health, reach your goals, and achieve your potential. You can expect constructive and compassionate feedback. Together we will meet your goals and accomplish healing.
(410) 941-3580 View (410) 941-3580
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John Price Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Have you been struggling with severe mental health concerns, substance abuse, or feeling lost during major life transitions? Do you carry the weight of past trauma or fear trying therapy? You're not alone. As a therapist, I create a safe, supportive space where you can explore your challenges and discover your strengths.
Have you been struggling with severe mental health concerns, substance abuse, or feeling lost during major life transitions? Do you carry the weight of past trauma or fear trying therapy? You're not alone. As a therapist, I create a safe, supportive space where you can explore your challenges and discover your strengths.
(240) 887-1894 View (240) 887-1894
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Madeline Hays Sharp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Are you feeling stuck and wanting to make a shift to find more happiness and contentment? Seeking help can be challenging, yet so important for healing. Sometimes life gently encourages us to step into change and other times it can be forceful in its approach. I am here to walk along side you through your journey, supporting you by highlighting your strengths and working with you to find the best path towards healing. I am a compassionate, warm, genuine, and caring professional who honors the entire spectrum of human experience. I believe in creating a non-judgmental, safe, and authentic therapeutic relationship to support healing.
Are you feeling stuck and wanting to make a shift to find more happiness and contentment? Seeking help can be challenging, yet so important for healing. Sometimes life gently encourages us to step into change and other times it can be forceful in its approach. I am here to walk along side you through your journey, supporting you by highlighting your strengths and working with you to find the best path towards healing. I am a compassionate, warm, genuine, and caring professional who honors the entire spectrum of human experience. I believe in creating a non-judgmental, safe, and authentic therapeutic relationship to support healing.
(240) 261-0735 View (240) 261-0735
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Khameelah L Tomlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, TF-CBT
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping clients who struggle with childhood trauma and family issues, manifesting as anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges. They desire a deeper understanding of their past, effective coping mechanisms, and paths to healing. My approach, rooted in empathy and practical strategies, aims to empower them with resilience and self-awareness, guiding them towards a life of clarity, growth, and fulfillment.
I specialize in helping clients who struggle with childhood trauma and family issues, manifesting as anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges. They desire a deeper understanding of their past, effective coping mechanisms, and paths to healing. My approach, rooted in empathy and practical strategies, aims to empower them with resilience and self-awareness, guiding them towards a life of clarity, growth, and fulfillment.
(301) 307-5594 View (301) 307-5594
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Michelle Rizk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878  (Online Only)
In person sessions are available at office location! Whether you are coming to therapy for additional support, trying to decrease presenting symptoms, want to work through life's daily challenges or a recent life transition, or process experienced trauma, I enjoy working with clients to meet their needs. My approach is genuine, direct, and warm with some humor to build connections and work with clients collaboratively.
In person sessions are available at office location! Whether you are coming to therapy for additional support, trying to decrease presenting symptoms, want to work through life's daily challenges or a recent life transition, or process experienced trauma, I enjoy working with clients to meet their needs. My approach is genuine, direct, and warm with some humor to build connections and work with clients collaboratively.
(240) 913-6692 View (240) 913-6692
Photo of Alexey Tolchinsky, Psychologist in Gaithersburg, MD
Alexey Tolchinsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Psychotherapy can be very helpful to many people who find life more difficult than they would like it to be. Starting psychotherapy is not easy and I will help you navigate appropriate treatment choices. When you come in, I will listen carefully to what you are going through. It is important for me that you feel safe and respected. Together we will try to understand your challenges and begin to make helpful changes. You will not be labeled. We will figure out the goals of treatment and work towards your goals at your own pace.
Psychotherapy can be very helpful to many people who find life more difficult than they would like it to be. Starting psychotherapy is not easy and I will help you navigate appropriate treatment choices. When you come in, I will listen carefully to what you are going through. It is important for me that you feel safe and respected. Together we will try to understand your challenges and begin to make helpful changes. You will not be labeled. We will figure out the goals of treatment and work towards your goals at your own pace.
(301) 985-2777 View (301) 985-2777
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Kathryn Gargett-Jones
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
I am a counselor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults who have autism, as well as their families. I also have extensive experience with adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems. With adults, I specialize in treating depression and anxiety, using an integrative approach, in which I utilize a variety of techniques to fit each particular need. I believe in providing you with a safe environment, in which you are able to work through your challenges.
I am a counselor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults who have autism, as well as their families. I also have extensive experience with adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems. With adults, I specialize in treating depression and anxiety, using an integrative approach, in which I utilize a variety of techniques to fit each particular need. I believe in providing you with a safe environment, in which you are able to work through your challenges.
(301) 684-5185 View (301) 684-5185
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Dr. Leda Kaveh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Dr. Kaveh is the owner/director of Washington Psychological Wellness. Dr. Kaveh is passionate about helping people live the lives they have envisioned by bringing values of honesty, kindness, humor & compassion to the practice. She works to inspire change, create greater self-awareness & improve one's life. She provides a comfortable and collaborative environment in which you can take risks and explore different ways of thinking, feeling & being. Her aim is to help you gain clarity about the underlying causes of your problems, provide strategies to help you cope & empower you to trust your inner voice & live each day authentically.
Dr. Kaveh is the owner/director of Washington Psychological Wellness. Dr. Kaveh is passionate about helping people live the lives they have envisioned by bringing values of honesty, kindness, humor & compassion to the practice. She works to inspire change, create greater self-awareness & improve one's life. She provides a comfortable and collaborative environment in which you can take risks and explore different ways of thinking, feeling & being. Her aim is to help you gain clarity about the underlying causes of your problems, provide strategies to help you cope & empower you to trust your inner voice & live each day authentically.
(240) 209-9124 View (240) 209-9124
Photo of Dana Willcox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
Dana Willcox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
My goal for every individual, couple, or family I work with is not just to solve problems but to achieve actual long-term happiness. I do a developmental, growth-oriented style of therapy, best suited to intelligent adults, couples, or families interested in permanent solutions to emotional difficulties such as depression, inter-personal conflict, loneliness, lack of meaning, insecurity, panic, or anger. Therapy as I practice it will change how you understand yourself and other people, how you react to life events, and most important of all, how you feel on a day-to-day basis.
My goal for every individual, couple, or family I work with is not just to solve problems but to achieve actual long-term happiness. I do a developmental, growth-oriented style of therapy, best suited to intelligent adults, couples, or families interested in permanent solutions to emotional difficulties such as depression, inter-personal conflict, loneliness, lack of meaning, insecurity, panic, or anger. Therapy as I practice it will change how you understand yourself and other people, how you react to life events, and most important of all, how you feel on a day-to-day basis.
(301) 288-3658 View (301) 288-3658
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Sharon Millsaps
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults of all ages, but I have a particular passion for working with college students and LGBT individuals. I also enjoy working with folks with a variety of concerns including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief, relationship issues, low self esteem, body image concerns and gaming addiction. With expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, I enjoy helping people develop a healthier relationship with food. I believe in using evidence based practices to achieve the most change in the shortest amount of time. Allow me to help you tackle your goals and gain more fulfillment out of life.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults of all ages, but I have a particular passion for working with college students and LGBT individuals. I also enjoy working with folks with a variety of concerns including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief, relationship issues, low self esteem, body image concerns and gaming addiction. With expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, I enjoy helping people develop a healthier relationship with food. I believe in using evidence based practices to achieve the most change in the shortest amount of time. Allow me to help you tackle your goals and gain more fulfillment out of life.
(301) 265-3400 View (301) 265-3400
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Ella Mae Gray
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
I will ALWAYS remain open for in person appointments throughout the pandemic! For the latest in appointment availability and wait list times, take a moment and visit my website at www.guidingprinciplesllc.com! Guiding Principles Counseling Services was founded on the belief that people can change, and must tap into their inner strength and moral compass to guide them toward change. Here at Guiding Principles I foster a warm, comfortable, compassionate and nonjudgmental environment, where a client can begin to emotionally unpack their concerns, and leave with specific cognitive behavioral tools to utilize in their everyday lives.
I will ALWAYS remain open for in person appointments throughout the pandemic! For the latest in appointment availability and wait list times, take a moment and visit my website at www.guidingprinciplesllc.com! Guiding Principles Counseling Services was founded on the belief that people can change, and must tap into their inner strength and moral compass to guide them toward change. Here at Guiding Principles I foster a warm, comfortable, compassionate and nonjudgmental environment, where a client can begin to emotionally unpack their concerns, and leave with specific cognitive behavioral tools to utilize in their everyday lives.
(301) 684-6535 View (301) 684-6535

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Number of Therapists in Gaithersburg, MD

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Gaithersburg, MD who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% CareFirst
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Gaithersburg, MD see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gaithersburg?

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.