Therapists in Glenelg, MD

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Jim Piffath
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenelg, MD 21737
Everyone experiences loneliness, frustration, anger and discouragement at times - these are normal human emotions. However, when you feel these negative emotions more than occasionally you can spiral downward and your life can feel like it’s “out of control”. You may have been able to work through difficult situations in the past but, everyone needs help at some point. You are already taking the first step by considering therapy which takes some courage in itself. Arranging a free, confidential phone call to discuss your issue is the next step.
Everyone experiences loneliness, frustration, anger and discouragement at times - these are normal human emotions. However, when you feel these negative emotions more than occasionally you can spiral downward and your life can feel like it’s “out of control”. You may have been able to work through difficult situations in the past but, everyone needs help at some point. You are already taking the first step by considering therapy which takes some courage in itself. Arranging a free, confidential phone call to discuss your issue is the next step.
(443) 244-9985 View (443) 244-9985
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Kathleen Ferrara Lombardo Counseling Service
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenelg, MD 21737
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experiencing diagnosing and providing mental health treatment using an evidenced based trauma informed approach. I work with a wide range of concerns with a focus on treating problems from trauma and distress. Using a holistic approach to treatment, I am Certified EMDR provider with EMDRIA and also use many other processing interventions. I have witnessed relief from trauma-related burdens stemming from a collection of root causes or incidents.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experiencing diagnosing and providing mental health treatment using an evidenced based trauma informed approach. I work with a wide range of concerns with a focus on treating problems from trauma and distress. Using a holistic approach to treatment, I am Certified EMDR provider with EMDRIA and also use many other processing interventions. I have witnessed relief from trauma-related burdens stemming from a collection of root causes or incidents.
(443) 295-4210 View (443) 295-4210
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The Center for Trauma Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenelg, MD 21737
Feeling like your emotions have you instead of you having emotions? Always criticizing yourself? Snapping at your partner or your kids? Finding yourself people-pleasing? Can’t stop thinking about the bad things that have happened? Trying to ignore your suffering, shoving it down and bottling up the pain until you burst? Welcome. We’re here to help. “But it wasn’t that bad. It’s not trauma.” Whether or not anyone calls it trauma, pain is pain. If something happened that caused you stress or emotional harm, you may benefit from trauma therapy. No matter what happened, you deserve to heal. You deserve happiness.
Feeling like your emotions have you instead of you having emotions? Always criticizing yourself? Snapping at your partner or your kids? Finding yourself people-pleasing? Can’t stop thinking about the bad things that have happened? Trying to ignore your suffering, shoving it down and bottling up the pain until you burst? Welcome. We’re here to help. “But it wasn’t that bad. It’s not trauma.” Whether or not anyone calls it trauma, pain is pain. If something happened that caused you stress or emotional harm, you may benefit from trauma therapy. No matter what happened, you deserve to heal. You deserve happiness.
(443) 201-7737 View (443) 201-7737
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Jill Ginsburg At Postpartum Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenelg, MD 21737  (Online Only)
My name is Jill and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 25 years. I offer insight-oriented supportive therapy in a safe and nurturing environment. I am interested in empowering women through life’s transitions, whether it is dealing with infertility, adjusting to motherhood, balancing work and home life, raising a child with special needs, recovering from infidelity, adjusting to divorce, dealing with menopause or supporting an aging parent. I understand the difficulty of taking care of yourself while raising a family. The quickest way to schedule your appointment is to send me an email.
My name is Jill and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for over 25 years. I offer insight-oriented supportive therapy in a safe and nurturing environment. I am interested in empowering women through life’s transitions, whether it is dealing with infertility, adjusting to motherhood, balancing work and home life, raising a child with special needs, recovering from infidelity, adjusting to divorce, dealing with menopause or supporting an aging parent. I understand the difficulty of taking care of yourself while raising a family. The quickest way to schedule your appointment is to send me an email.
(240) 887-1724 View (240) 887-1724
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Chaya Gurevitch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737
I work with clients to transcend their conscious and subconscious being to explore their potential through an integrative approach. We will go forth on a healing journey through mind, body, and spirit, using a strengths-based approach to help you transform into your healthiest self. I have experience working with women, children, and families in a private setting, as well as in larger organizational systems. I find fulfillment in guiding you through your journey in a safe and accepting space. I feel a deep calling to help individuals heal after toxic relationships.
I work with clients to transcend their conscious and subconscious being to explore their potential through an integrative approach. We will go forth on a healing journey through mind, body, and spirit, using a strengths-based approach to help you transform into your healthiest self. I have experience working with women, children, and families in a private setting, as well as in larger organizational systems. I find fulfillment in guiding you through your journey in a safe and accepting space. I feel a deep calling to help individuals heal after toxic relationships.
(443) 267-9683 View (443) 267-9683
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Merve Saglam
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress or anxiety? Are you finding it hard to navigate life changes? Do you often try to achieve perfection only to feel stuck and unfulfilled? Or maybe you're struggling with disordered eating patterns that negatively impact your well-being, relationships, and self-esteemAs an experienced licensed psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience, I specialize in helping individuals overcome such challenges.
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress or anxiety? Are you finding it hard to navigate life changes? Do you often try to achieve perfection only to feel stuck and unfulfilled? Or maybe you're struggling with disordered eating patterns that negatively impact your well-being, relationships, and self-esteemAs an experienced licensed psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience, I specialize in helping individuals overcome such challenges.
(301) 678-1262 View (301) 678-1262
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Dr. Hudi Schorr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737
Life inevitably challenges our ability to stay balanced and centered throughout our day to day existence. Working with a psychologist can offer the breathing room needed to help make sense of our circumstances. The process of therapy and the journey of self-discovery in a supportive environment can help untangle confusing thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that seem to be keeping you stuck. Whether you have feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, or a challenging life transition, I will collaborate with you to help you find clarity.
Life inevitably challenges our ability to stay balanced and centered throughout our day to day existence. Working with a psychologist can offer the breathing room needed to help make sense of our circumstances. The process of therapy and the journey of self-discovery in a supportive environment can help untangle confusing thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that seem to be keeping you stuck. Whether you have feelings of depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, or a challenging life transition, I will collaborate with you to help you find clarity.
(410) 267-3681 View (410) 267-3681
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Lauren Garza
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737
Are you feeling the impulse to explore who you are behind the masks? Do you yearn for freedom from unhealthy relationship dynamics and behavior patterns holding you back from the life you know you’re meant to have? Do you seek real, lasting change, progress, and happiness? Do you feel like you’ve tried it all, but nothing sticks? Do you believe you need help identifying your limiting beliefs, overcoming your hardships, and getting the life you’ve always wanted? I aim to guide those who are ready to slow down and do the inner healing required to leave their unhealthy cycles and reconnect with the highest versions of themselves.
Are you feeling the impulse to explore who you are behind the masks? Do you yearn for freedom from unhealthy relationship dynamics and behavior patterns holding you back from the life you know you’re meant to have? Do you seek real, lasting change, progress, and happiness? Do you feel like you’ve tried it all, but nothing sticks? Do you believe you need help identifying your limiting beliefs, overcoming your hardships, and getting the life you’ve always wanted? I aim to guide those who are ready to slow down and do the inner healing required to leave their unhealthy cycles and reconnect with the highest versions of themselves.
(512) 598-4699 View (512) 598-4699
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Lisa Vilar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glenelg, MD 21737
If you are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety or worry more than you are remembering the joys of life, talking through things can help. Whether you are coping with changes or grieving a loss, I am here to listen and help you through. I have helped clients manage mood disorders, navigate difficult transitions, find strength as they face medical challenges, cope with loss and face many other difficulties. Parenting and other relationship issues can be challenging, but you do not have to face them alone.
If you are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety or worry more than you are remembering the joys of life, talking through things can help. Whether you are coping with changes or grieving a loss, I am here to listen and help you through. I have helped clients manage mood disorders, navigate difficult transitions, find strength as they face medical challenges, cope with loss and face many other difficulties. Parenting and other relationship issues can be challenging, but you do not have to face them alone.
(301) 804-1583 View (301) 804-1583
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Reflective Insight Counseling & Consulting LLC
Counselor, LCPC, LPCC-S, LMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737  (Online Only)
Transitions Matter. As a trauma-informed bilingual, multicultural professional counselor, my goal is to empower and create a supportive space for driven, high-striving professionals as they journey through life's transitions while honoring their authentic selves. My experience includes working with adults, families, and at risk-youth within diverse cultures in various settings. As your counselor, my goal is to help facilitate your healing and growth as you clear life's many hurdles.
Transitions Matter. As a trauma-informed bilingual, multicultural professional counselor, my goal is to empower and create a supportive space for driven, high-striving professionals as they journey through life's transitions while honoring their authentic selves. My experience includes working with adults, families, and at risk-youth within diverse cultures in various settings. As your counselor, my goal is to help facilitate your healing and growth as you clear life's many hurdles.
(513) 540-3102 View (513) 540-3102
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Jennifer Parrella - Decoding Relationships, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737  (Online Only)
I believe individuals, couples, & families can adjust their thinking, behaviors, & patterns to improve their lives and relationships. My approach is compassionate yet honest & straightforward. I teach healthy patterns to replace negative ones. I take a pro-relationship, trauma informed, approach to all relationships, helping people and their loved ones make changes in order to feel closer and happier together. Feel free to reach out via email or phone at any time w/ questions or to schedule an appt. I am accepting new clients and offer day & evening virtual hours M-F. Sessions & paperwork are facilitated via confidential web-portal.
I believe individuals, couples, & families can adjust their thinking, behaviors, & patterns to improve their lives and relationships. My approach is compassionate yet honest & straightforward. I teach healthy patterns to replace negative ones. I take a pro-relationship, trauma informed, approach to all relationships, helping people and their loved ones make changes in order to feel closer and happier together. Feel free to reach out via email or phone at any time w/ questions or to schedule an appt. I am accepting new clients and offer day & evening virtual hours M-F. Sessions & paperwork are facilitated via confidential web-portal.
(703) 936-6326 View (703) 936-6326
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Ashley Johns Hinder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737  (Online Only)
Evening hours, accepting new clients! Anxiety & OCD show up in many ways. Overthinking, worrying about the "what ifs" like letting people down, making mistakes, contamination or causing harm. You may feel scattered, procrastinate tasks, become easily frustrated or get stuck when stressed. You try to handle everything on your own not wanting to burden others but now you're burnt out. Compulsions (like checking, counting etc) help you feel symmetrical or safe but consume your time and only delay the worry. Therapy can help relieve your symptoms and find peace to focus on life beyond anxiety. Hours: 10:45am-6:45pm
Evening hours, accepting new clients! Anxiety & OCD show up in many ways. Overthinking, worrying about the "what ifs" like letting people down, making mistakes, contamination or causing harm. You may feel scattered, procrastinate tasks, become easily frustrated or get stuck when stressed. You try to handle everything on your own not wanting to burden others but now you're burnt out. Compulsions (like checking, counting etc) help you feel symmetrical or safe but consume your time and only delay the worry. Therapy can help relieve your symptoms and find peace to focus on life beyond anxiety. Hours: 10:45am-6:45pm
(410) 538-1784 View (410) 538-1784
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Charter Behavior Management
MEd, BCBA, LBS, LBA
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737
Aggression, tantrums, non-compliance, inappropriate social interactions, inflexibility and rigid eating habits and undesirable behaviors causes stress in the home, school and community. Ultimately, families want to stay together, but don't know how when the behaviors are depleting and defeating. CBM will work with your family to create the best plan conducive to your family's values, beliefs and environment to create the togetherness that you all desire and deserve.
Aggression, tantrums, non-compliance, inappropriate social interactions, inflexibility and rigid eating habits and undesirable behaviors causes stress in the home, school and community. Ultimately, families want to stay together, but don't know how when the behaviors are depleting and defeating. CBM will work with your family to create the best plan conducive to your family's values, beliefs and environment to create the togetherness that you all desire and deserve.
(302) 493-4885 View (302) 493-4885
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Lia Paciotti
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737  (Online Only)
Lia’s approach to therapy is rooted in a compassionate understanding of the needs of her clients. She provides a validating and peaceful environment to walk beside her clients on their journey toward developing compassion, empathy, and acceptance toward themselves and others.
Lia’s approach to therapy is rooted in a compassionate understanding of the needs of her clients. She provides a validating and peaceful environment to walk beside her clients on their journey toward developing compassion, empathy, and acceptance toward themselves and others.
(202) 779-3916 View (202) 779-3916
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Crystal Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Glenelg, MD 21737  (Online Only)
Seeking to improve our relationship with ourselves and others can feel uncertain and overwhelming. As a therapist, I strive to remove barriers by providing an open, trusting, and nonjudgmental space where self-acceptance and healing can be fostered for individuals and partnerships. Difficulties such as life transitions, relationship challenges, trauma, or unexpected events can leave us feeling disconnected and isolated. Through the collaborative experience of therapy, couples, polycules, or triads can find renewed, deeper bonds and individuals can untangle the past, process the current, and grow through supportive change.
Seeking to improve our relationship with ourselves and others can feel uncertain and overwhelming. As a therapist, I strive to remove barriers by providing an open, trusting, and nonjudgmental space where self-acceptance and healing can be fostered for individuals and partnerships. Difficulties such as life transitions, relationship challenges, trauma, or unexpected events can leave us feeling disconnected and isolated. Through the collaborative experience of therapy, couples, polycules, or triads can find renewed, deeper bonds and individuals can untangle the past, process the current, and grow through supportive change.
(443) 234-0216 View (443) 234-0216
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Dr. Marissa Alert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glenelg, MD 21737  (Online Only)
Chronic stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, or depression – they can feel like unwelcome guests, wreaking havoc on your performance, relationships, and well-being. As a busy professional in a high-pressure industry, you know the struggle all too well. But remember, even high-octane engines need tune-ups, and that's where I come in. I'm a clinical health psychologist who specializes in helping high-achieving professionals like you tackle stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, and depression while enhancing your overall well-being. I tailor evidence-based approaches like CBT and ACT to your unique needs to help ensure optimal results.
Chronic stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, or depression – they can feel like unwelcome guests, wreaking havoc on your performance, relationships, and well-being. As a busy professional in a high-pressure industry, you know the struggle all too well. But remember, even high-octane engines need tune-ups, and that's where I come in. I'm a clinical health psychologist who specializes in helping high-achieving professionals like you tackle stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, and depression while enhancing your overall well-being. I tailor evidence-based approaches like CBT and ACT to your unique needs to help ensure optimal results.
(339) 231-8288 View (339) 231-8288

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Sense Of Solace LLC
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
West Friendship, MD 21794
What is your story? Stories sometimes define who we are and who we think we are. Stories come in all shapes and sizes, joy, sadness, confusion, fear, doubt, anxiety, and anger. Often stories get stuck in a painful place, an unknown place, or a confused space. How do you navigate that? Hand in hand with me as your guide.
What is your story? Stories sometimes define who we are and who we think we are. Stories come in all shapes and sizes, joy, sadness, confusion, fear, doubt, anxiety, and anger. Often stories get stuck in a painful place, an unknown place, or a confused space. How do you navigate that? Hand in hand with me as your guide.
(301) 835-1956 View (301) 835-1956
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Edward v Pecukonis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, PhD
Verified Verified
Glenwood, MD 21738
I have been in private practice assisting children, adolescents and their families since 1984. I am also a tenured Associate Professor, at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Co-founder of LeCheval Stable Inc. a therapeutic riding and counseling center in Howard County Maryland providing equine assisted psychotherapy. I have skills in Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing and teach master level courses in each of these methods. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA. My approach is family centered and empirically supported.
I have been in private practice assisting children, adolescents and their families since 1984. I am also a tenured Associate Professor, at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Co-founder of LeCheval Stable Inc. a therapeutic riding and counseling center in Howard County Maryland providing equine assisted psychotherapy. I have skills in Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing and teach master level courses in each of these methods. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA. My approach is family centered and empirically supported.
(410) 431-1934 View (410) 431-1934
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Kimberly VanPutten-Gardner
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Dayton, MD 21036
I am a psychotherapist and family life specialist. I'm passionate about facilitating individual growth and the healing of family relationships. With doctoral level training in the fields of Counseling Psychology and Family Studies, I provide individual and family counseling for a variety of mental health issues. In addition, I provide family life education services for parenting, separated/divorced families, elderly care of parents, issues related to adult children returning home, biracial couples, and trans-racial adoptive/foster care families.
I am a psychotherapist and family life specialist. I'm passionate about facilitating individual growth and the healing of family relationships. With doctoral level training in the fields of Counseling Psychology and Family Studies, I provide individual and family counseling for a variety of mental health issues. In addition, I provide family life education services for parenting, separated/divorced families, elderly care of parents, issues related to adult children returning home, biracial couples, and trans-racial adoptive/foster care families.
(855) 547-0325 View (855) 547-0325
Constance Halligan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dayton, MD 21036  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist with whom one can form a trusting working relationship is essential to a successful therapeutic experience, no matter what the issue. I've been in private practice for over twenty years working with adults, adolescents and children in individual, couples and family therapy. I've also worked in community mental health and psychiatric hospitals, as well as medical and psychology training programs. I enjoy working with a broad range of issues. With adults these may include long-standing difficulties with anxiety, depression, loss, chronic emotional or medical illness, as well as relationship issues. Prior to becoming a psychologist I taught both elementary and high school. I've worked extensively with youngsters of all ages, as well as their parents, to address developmental, emotional and parenting challenges specific to these age groups. My work is grounded in a psychdynamic understanding of the individual. This informs my choice of the particular treatment approach I might suggest. I have training and experience in insight oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally-focused treatment. If you feel I might be helpful, please contact me.
Finding a therapist with whom one can form a trusting working relationship is essential to a successful therapeutic experience, no matter what the issue. I've been in private practice for over twenty years working with adults, adolescents and children in individual, couples and family therapy. I've also worked in community mental health and psychiatric hospitals, as well as medical and psychology training programs. I enjoy working with a broad range of issues. With adults these may include long-standing difficulties with anxiety, depression, loss, chronic emotional or medical illness, as well as relationship issues. Prior to becoming a psychologist I taught both elementary and high school. I've worked extensively with youngsters of all ages, as well as their parents, to address developmental, emotional and parenting challenges specific to these age groups. My work is grounded in a psychdynamic understanding of the individual. This informs my choice of the particular treatment approach I might suggest. I have training and experience in insight oriented, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally-focused treatment. If you feel I might be helpful, please contact me.
(410) 730-7333 View (410) 730-7333

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Glenelg, MD

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Glenelg, MD who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
81% Depression
75% Self Esteem
75% Women's Issues
75% Life Transitions
69% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% CareFirst
63% Aetna
63% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Glenelg, MD see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glenelg?

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.