Therapists in Hunt Valley, MD

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Kara R Koenig
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Dr. Koenig has extensive experience providing therapy and testing services to children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, social skills concerns, co-morbid chronic and mental health issues (e.g., diabetes, migraines), executive dysfunction, emotional dysregulation, behavioral dysregulation, difficulty navigating life transitions, and school stressors. Often times, parents and caregivers arrive in need of the right "fit" for their child, teen, or young adult. Dr. Koenig works to create a lasting, compassionate relationship in order to achieve progress toward established treatment goals.
Dr. Koenig has extensive experience providing therapy and testing services to children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, social skills concerns, co-morbid chronic and mental health issues (e.g., diabetes, migraines), executive dysfunction, emotional dysregulation, behavioral dysregulation, difficulty navigating life transitions, and school stressors. Often times, parents and caregivers arrive in need of the right "fit" for their child, teen, or young adult. Dr. Koenig works to create a lasting, compassionate relationship in order to achieve progress toward established treatment goals.
(443) 232-1929 View (443) 232-1929
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The DBT Program at Gladstone Psychiatry
Verified
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy often used to treat individuals who have difficulty regulating emotions, maintaining relationships and tolerating distress. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT combines evidence-based strategies from a number of supportive psychotherapies. DBT is a multifaceted approach to emotional regulation. Individuals don’t just build their personal skills but also gain a reliable support system. Individual and group therapy sessions help patients learn and apply their skills with the support of both mental health professionals and an empathetic community.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy often used to treat individuals who have difficulty regulating emotions, maintaining relationships and tolerating distress. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT combines evidence-based strategies from a number of supportive psychotherapies. DBT is a multifaceted approach to emotional regulation. Individuals don’t just build their personal skills but also gain a reliable support system. Individual and group therapy sessions help patients learn and apply their skills with the support of both mental health professionals and an empathetic community.
(410) 346-9471 View (410) 346-9471
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Shelli Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
CURRENT daytime OPENING for weekly sessions / Virtual Sessions only. Whether you're trying to resolve life-long trauma or just need support getting through a difficult time, I have more than 20 years' experience helping people make positive and lasting changes in their lives. I also know from experience how difficult it can be to make this step. So I'm happy to do a 15-20 minute virtual meeting to help you see if we feel like a good fit. I'm especially effective in helping clients overcome trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions and relationship challenges.
CURRENT daytime OPENING for weekly sessions / Virtual Sessions only. Whether you're trying to resolve life-long trauma or just need support getting through a difficult time, I have more than 20 years' experience helping people make positive and lasting changes in their lives. I also know from experience how difficult it can be to make this step. So I'm happy to do a 15-20 minute virtual meeting to help you see if we feel like a good fit. I'm especially effective in helping clients overcome trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions and relationship challenges.
(754) 225-1759 View (754) 225-1759
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Tina Baublitz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, BCPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21030  (Online Only)
Please Email me for Appointment Inquiries. Today is the day that together we discover peace, direction, and solutions to life's challenges. Are you feeling worried, sad, or discouraged? Then you are at the right place for whatever situation you are experiencing. Some of my specialties include: helping individuals discover why they ARE good enough when they have low self-worth; helping hurting and confused couples navigate through their relationship difficulties; helping clients discover freedom from a constant state of dread and helplessness; and guiding those who are struggling with spiritual issues/growth find direction.
Please Email me for Appointment Inquiries. Today is the day that together we discover peace, direction, and solutions to life's challenges. Are you feeling worried, sad, or discouraged? Then you are at the right place for whatever situation you are experiencing. Some of my specialties include: helping individuals discover why they ARE good enough when they have low self-worth; helping hurting and confused couples navigate through their relationship difficulties; helping clients discover freedom from a constant state of dread and helplessness; and guiding those who are struggling with spiritual issues/growth find direction.
(410) 983-6579 View (410) 983-6579
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Carol A. Levine
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21030  (Online Only)
Are you anxious in relationships? Do you fear disapproval and/or lack motivation? I get it! I enjoy facilitating client change by first identifying the fixed thoughts and assumptions that interfere with fulfillment. Life is challenging, and what we say to ourselves can make coping difficult. Childhood experiences powerfully impact our self-statements, so you won't leave our sessions without exploring your youth - - who loved you, who didn't, and how you now cope and react. Finding personal meaning is also so important! My approaches are tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual or couple, as collaboration is essential.
Are you anxious in relationships? Do you fear disapproval and/or lack motivation? I get it! I enjoy facilitating client change by first identifying the fixed thoughts and assumptions that interfere with fulfillment. Life is challenging, and what we say to ourselves can make coping difficult. Childhood experiences powerfully impact our self-statements, so you won't leave our sessions without exploring your youth - - who loved you, who didn't, and how you now cope and react. Finding personal meaning is also so important! My approaches are tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual or couple, as collaboration is essential.
(240) 821-5116 View (240) 821-5116
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Mary Sue McCarthy
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
My therapy practice is founded on my belief that inherent in everyone is the ability to know their wants and needs, declare their own truths and find the best way forward. As your therapist, my role is to support you in your journey, at whatever place you start, to help you clear the way, navigate through the storms, and celebrate the sunshine. My specialties are Addictions Recovery, EMDR/Trauma Therapy , Anger Management and Conflict Resolution and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. All potential new clients are welcome to an initial 30 minute consultation, at no charge.
My therapy practice is founded on my belief that inherent in everyone is the ability to know their wants and needs, declare their own truths and find the best way forward. As your therapist, my role is to support you in your journey, at whatever place you start, to help you clear the way, navigate through the storms, and celebrate the sunshine. My specialties are Addictions Recovery, EMDR/Trauma Therapy , Anger Management and Conflict Resolution and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. All potential new clients are welcome to an initial 30 minute consultation, at no charge.
(410) 514-3263 View (410) 514-3263
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Joelene Parks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Each person comes from a unique background with individual circumstances that have had an impact on their life. My practice fosters an open, nonjudgmental and supportive environment that allows me to meet you where you are at. I offer a variety of services to help foster personal growth and a better quality of life. I employ various treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My goal is to provide you with the tools and support that will help you move forward and cope more effectively.
Each person comes from a unique background with individual circumstances that have had an impact on their life. My practice fosters an open, nonjudgmental and supportive environment that allows me to meet you where you are at. I offer a variety of services to help foster personal growth and a better quality of life. I employ various treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My goal is to provide you with the tools and support that will help you move forward and cope more effectively.
(410) 368-0486 View (410) 368-0486
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Lori Lickstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist. Authenticity grounds my work actively engaging in a collaborative therapeutic process in a safe space. I practice from a strength based perspective assisting clients to realize their own goals. I have years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families at Sheppard Pratt and John's Hopkins Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospitals. My goal is for you to live a life free of anxiety, with validation and hope.
I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist. Authenticity grounds my work actively engaging in a collaborative therapeutic process in a safe space. I practice from a strength based perspective assisting clients to realize their own goals. I have years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families at Sheppard Pratt and John's Hopkins Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospitals. My goal is for you to live a life free of anxiety, with validation and hope.
(410) 431-2356 View (410) 431-2356
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Lindsay Harvey
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
We Are Now Accepting New Clients!- Welcome! Here's to taking the time to seek out something to benefit you today. The fact that you are here, regardless of whether or not you choose to begin, continue, or pause your therapy journey already informs us greatly about your strengths. Finding someone you trust to begin sharing your story with may seem like an overwhelming task in the midst of an already overwhelming situation. You have likely long ago developed a series of creative 'coping' skills, whether truly helpful or not, to pull you through what you have already survived. Maybe they're not working as well as they used to anymore.
We Are Now Accepting New Clients!- Welcome! Here's to taking the time to seek out something to benefit you today. The fact that you are here, regardless of whether or not you choose to begin, continue, or pause your therapy journey already informs us greatly about your strengths. Finding someone you trust to begin sharing your story with may seem like an overwhelming task in the midst of an already overwhelming situation. You have likely long ago developed a series of creative 'coping' skills, whether truly helpful or not, to pull you through what you have already survived. Maybe they're not working as well as they used to anymore.
(443) 578-3591 View (443) 578-3591
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Pivot Child Psychological Resources LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
21 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
•• Accepting New Patients •• We specialize in helping children who struggle with anxiety, depression, or school concerns with counseling, psychiatry, and psychological testing. Do you think your child may have a learning disability or mental health disorder? Are you struggling to find the right medication to reduce your child's symptoms? Are your child's emotions so extreme that it worries you? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I know we can help you!
•• Accepting New Patients •• We specialize in helping children who struggle with anxiety, depression, or school concerns with counseling, psychiatry, and psychological testing. Do you think your child may have a learning disability or mental health disorder? Are you struggling to find the right medication to reduce your child's symptoms? Are your child's emotions so extreme that it worries you? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I know we can help you!
(410) 505-7500 View (410) 505-7500
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Jessica Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Hi, whether you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, you've come to the right place. I am naturally empathic and enjoy helping others find their path.
Hi, whether you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, you've come to the right place. I am naturally empathic and enjoy helping others find their path.
(443) 400-7905 x3 View (443) 400-7905 x3
Beth Holley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
The human mind is an amazing entity, its capacity unparalleled, and yet we sometimes work against our own best interests and purposes. Psychotherapy can be a mirror into the soul, enabling access to one's potential for healing, growth, and empowerment. I utilize a variety of modalities, including CBT and DBT informed interventions, Emotion Focused therapy, Interpersonal and psychodynamic theories and interventions to address anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties , and, problem solving in all realms. As an RN and LCSW-C I have many years experience. I welcome adults of all ages.
The human mind is an amazing entity, its capacity unparalleled, and yet we sometimes work against our own best interests and purposes. Psychotherapy can be a mirror into the soul, enabling access to one's potential for healing, growth, and empowerment. I utilize a variety of modalities, including CBT and DBT informed interventions, Emotion Focused therapy, Interpersonal and psychodynamic theories and interventions to address anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties , and, problem solving in all realms. As an RN and LCSW-C I have many years experience. I welcome adults of all ages.
(443) 272-4156 View (443) 272-4156
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriage/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(240) 628-8057 View (240) 628-8057
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Caroline Artley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031  (Online Only)
Have you tried therapy before but it didn't really stick? A lot of people think what they're dealing with is anxiety or depression, because that is what it feels like to them. But if you also notice recurring emotional patterns, like feeling rejected, abandoned, not good enough; or behavioral patterns like pouring yourself into work or hobby, avoiding something or someone, or striving for perfection and people pleasing, these could be signs that common therapies for anxiety and depression just aren't going to cut it for you.
Have you tried therapy before but it didn't really stick? A lot of people think what they're dealing with is anxiety or depression, because that is what it feels like to them. But if you also notice recurring emotional patterns, like feeling rejected, abandoned, not good enough; or behavioral patterns like pouring yourself into work or hobby, avoiding something or someone, or striving for perfection and people pleasing, these could be signs that common therapies for anxiety and depression just aren't going to cut it for you.
(443) 892-7040 View (443) 892-7040
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Leah Kinder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
I often hear from clients that they appreciate how radically nonjudgmental I am in our work. I believe that everyone does the best that they are able to, with what they know. I am an active therapist, who provides praise and positive feedback often, but I also hold clients accountable in an effort to assist them in reaching their goals. Clients report that they feel as if they make progress in each session, due to our focus on creating and attaining small and realistic goals. My practice also focuses on supporting parents of adult children with eating disorders, and providing level of care and treatment placement consultations.
I often hear from clients that they appreciate how radically nonjudgmental I am in our work. I believe that everyone does the best that they are able to, with what they know. I am an active therapist, who provides praise and positive feedback often, but I also hold clients accountable in an effort to assist them in reaching their goals. Clients report that they feel as if they make progress in each session, due to our focus on creating and attaining small and realistic goals. My practice also focuses on supporting parents of adult children with eating disorders, and providing level of care and treatment placement consultations.
(862) 310-6818 View (862) 310-6818
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Mara Swan
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
This has been a very trying time for everyone. Taking the journey to improve selfcare can be a complex task but necessary for all of us. Reaching out takes courage. I provide a 15 minute phone consult of you would like to explore the counseling process. I look forward to assisting you in your journey toward balance and wellness.
This has been a very trying time for everyone. Taking the journey to improve selfcare can be a complex task but necessary for all of us. Reaching out takes courage. I provide a 15 minute phone consult of you would like to explore the counseling process. I look forward to assisting you in your journey toward balance and wellness.
(443) 879-9941 View (443) 879-9941
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Joanna Lucia Bissell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031  (Online Only)
I love working with teenagers, college students and young adults ages 13-30. I most enjoy working with anxiety disorders (including OCD, phobias, and panic disorder), the effects of trauma, as well as LGBTQ clients. The majority of my training as a therapist has been in treating trauma, OCD and generalized anxiety. I am also a native Spanish speaker and love working with immigrant clients. Feel free to email with any questions about my experience.
I love working with teenagers, college students and young adults ages 13-30. I most enjoy working with anxiety disorders (including OCD, phobias, and panic disorder), the effects of trauma, as well as LGBTQ clients. The majority of my training as a therapist has been in treating trauma, OCD and generalized anxiety. I am also a native Spanish speaker and love working with immigrant clients. Feel free to email with any questions about my experience.
(314) 690-9582 View (314) 690-9582
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Dina Josif Block
MS, PhD, LCPC
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
I am a Psycho/Behavioral Therapist with over 20 years of experience in helping individuals and couples who are suffering from health and mental issues. I trained at both Johns Hopkins psychiatry department and McGill university center for cognition and medicine. In the last couple of year I focused mainly on helping those suffering from chronic pain,depression, anxiety cognitive disorders, eating disorders, weight management as well as those needing career counselling. I am a Cognitive Therapist and I believe that people have a choice, they can change their behavior, their thought process, learn to move forward and acquire hope.
I am a Psycho/Behavioral Therapist with over 20 years of experience in helping individuals and couples who are suffering from health and mental issues. I trained at both Johns Hopkins psychiatry department and McGill university center for cognition and medicine. In the last couple of year I focused mainly on helping those suffering from chronic pain,depression, anxiety cognitive disorders, eating disorders, weight management as well as those needing career counselling. I am a Cognitive Therapist and I believe that people have a choice, they can change their behavior, their thought process, learn to move forward and acquire hope.
(410) 567-0226 View (410) 567-0226
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Sera Havrilla
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with clients of all ages to help people feel more in control of their thoughts and their lives. In a world that can often feel hectic, I will help you find ways to cultivate a greater sense of calm and self-awareness. I specialize in working with clients who experience difficulty with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-doubt/self-esteem, or who may feel overwhelmed by life events or stress. My approach to counseling strives to help clients feel accepted and empowered to make a change. I offer highly sought-after Saturday appointments and Monday morning appointments.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages to help people feel more in control of their thoughts and their lives. In a world that can often feel hectic, I will help you find ways to cultivate a greater sense of calm and self-awareness. I specialize in working with clients who experience difficulty with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-doubt/self-esteem, or who may feel overwhelmed by life events or stress. My approach to counseling strives to help clients feel accepted and empowered to make a change. I offer highly sought-after Saturday appointments and Monday morning appointments.
(443) 543-8604 View (443) 543-8604
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Gretchen Forbes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Are you looking for Couples Counseling? Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed? Are you in a difficult relationship? Are you piecing things together after infidelity? Are there areas in your life you want to live differently? Internal and external stressors can disrupt life and cause feelings of anxiety, depression, anger and confusion. Sometimes it can be tough to see a way out or to even envision the path you thought you were on. Finding someone who understands is important. Gretchen Forbes welcomes your call and looks forward to helping you.
Are you looking for Couples Counseling? Do you feel overwhelmed or stressed? Are you in a difficult relationship? Are you piecing things together after infidelity? Are there areas in your life you want to live differently? Internal and external stressors can disrupt life and cause feelings of anxiety, depression, anger and confusion. Sometimes it can be tough to see a way out or to even envision the path you thought you were on. Finding someone who understands is important. Gretchen Forbes welcomes your call and looks forward to helping you.
(443) 219-1692 View (443) 219-1692

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Number of Therapists in Hunt Valley, MD

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hunt Valley, MD who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
85% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth
63% CareFirst

How Therapists in Hunt Valley, MD see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hunt Valley?

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.