Therapists in Hyattsville, MD

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Alison Dagger
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LPMT, MT-BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20782  (Online Only)
Things aren’t going so great right now. You’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and can’t seem to catch a break. It’s difficult to keep your cool and the list of to-do’s just keeps growing. Perhaps you feel guilt or shame around this and wonder how others seemingly have it so easy. You know this suffering can’t be all there is to life, but are lost in how to move forward. I’m here to help. My mission as your therapist is to work with you to create a safe, judgment free environment where you can re-discover your authentic self and build a life full of purpose and meaning.
Things aren’t going so great right now. You’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and can’t seem to catch a break. It’s difficult to keep your cool and the list of to-do’s just keeps growing. Perhaps you feel guilt or shame around this and wonder how others seemingly have it so easy. You know this suffering can’t be all there is to life, but are lost in how to move forward. I’m here to help. My mission as your therapist is to work with you to create a safe, judgment free environment where you can re-discover your authentic self and build a life full of purpose and meaning.
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Kemah M Gbolokai
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785
Mental Health has always been a taboo topic in the African community. Why would I want to talk to someone about my problems or what I have experienced growing up? Breaking the silence and creating a voice has been a passion and a mission for Kemah. Kemah M Gbolokai is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She has 17 years working with Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She has 9 years working with women and children fleeing domestic violence. Kemah has worked in the field of corrections and rehabilitation with clients who have co-occurring disorders.
Mental Health has always been a taboo topic in the African community. Why would I want to talk to someone about my problems or what I have experienced growing up? Breaking the silence and creating a voice has been a passion and a mission for Kemah. Kemah M Gbolokai is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She has 17 years working with Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She has 9 years working with women and children fleeing domestic violence. Kemah has worked in the field of corrections and rehabilitation with clients who have co-occurring disorders.
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Chevon Mathews-Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Are you someone who feels constantly stressed? Are you noticing your sleep isn't the best? Maybe you've been feeling down or distancing yourself from others? Perhaps you've experienced quite a few life transitions over the past couple of years and need space to sort it out? I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the District of Columbia & Virginia, as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland who is dedicated to enhancing lives through the many facets of mental health. I believe that creating a space that's warm, welcoming and non-judgmental will help you embark on a journey of mental wellness.
Are you someone who feels constantly stressed? Are you noticing your sleep isn't the best? Maybe you've been feeling down or distancing yourself from others? Perhaps you've experienced quite a few life transitions over the past couple of years and need space to sort it out? I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the District of Columbia & Virginia, as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland who is dedicated to enhancing lives through the many facets of mental health. I believe that creating a space that's warm, welcoming and non-judgmental will help you embark on a journey of mental wellness.
(301) 381-1709 View (301) 381-1709
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Grigsby Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In therapy, my goal is to help you tap into the resources that already exist within you. I believe you possess wisdom, resilience, sound judgment, compassion for yourself and others, and other strengths that can be refined or rediscovered through the process of therapy. I also believe that authentic human connection is the primary conduit of healing in therapy, so I strive to make our work relational - not just symptom focused. While I feel equipped to meet the needs of most people who seek my help, I find that I’m most energized when I’m working with someone who is open-minded, motivated, and invested in the therapy process.
In therapy, my goal is to help you tap into the resources that already exist within you. I believe you possess wisdom, resilience, sound judgment, compassion for yourself and others, and other strengths that can be refined or rediscovered through the process of therapy. I also believe that authentic human connection is the primary conduit of healing in therapy, so I strive to make our work relational - not just symptom focused. While I feel equipped to meet the needs of most people who seek my help, I find that I’m most energized when I’m working with someone who is open-minded, motivated, and invested in the therapy process.
(240) 209-9716 View (240) 209-9716
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Jessica Henry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20782  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about the mental health of individuals struggling with Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I have successfully helped children, families, and adults with adjustment difficulties, traumatic stress exposure, and other concerns that impact their daily functioning.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about the mental health of individuals struggling with Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I have successfully helped children, families, and adults with adjustment difficulties, traumatic stress exposure, and other concerns that impact their daily functioning.
(301) 701-3857 View (301) 701-3857
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Asia Vianna Mack Leak
Counselor, LPC, LCPC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Asia's services are suited for children that have experienced a specific trauma event or adverse childhood experience (household dysfunction, neglect, abuse, bereavement) or struggling with appropriate social skills. Client issues will be approached from a creative and mindfulness-centered manner. Parents/guardians should be willing to commit at least three months to the child's treatment.
Asia's services are suited for children that have experienced a specific trauma event or adverse childhood experience (household dysfunction, neglect, abuse, bereavement) or struggling with appropriate social skills. Client issues will be approached from a creative and mindfulness-centered manner. Parents/guardians should be willing to commit at least three months to the child's treatment.
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Meghan Meros
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20782  (Online Only)
When OCD, depression, and anxiety get in the way of living fully, I help clients reclaim their lives and get unstuck. Clients that work with me are reflective, curious, and intentional about personal growth. Sometimes, clients aren't sure how to name the challenges they're experiencing, and they just have a hunch that life doesn't have to be as hard as it is now. That's okay! You don't need a diagnosis or the perfect description of your symptoms to start counseling. I understand that disorders show up in diverse ways, and I take time to listen to my clients so that treatment can be responsive to their unique needs.
When OCD, depression, and anxiety get in the way of living fully, I help clients reclaim their lives and get unstuck. Clients that work with me are reflective, curious, and intentional about personal growth. Sometimes, clients aren't sure how to name the challenges they're experiencing, and they just have a hunch that life doesn't have to be as hard as it is now. That's okay! You don't need a diagnosis or the perfect description of your symptoms to start counseling. I understand that disorders show up in diverse ways, and I take time to listen to my clients so that treatment can be responsive to their unique needs.
(240) 887-1793 View (240) 887-1793
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There's A Time & A Place, LLC.
Counselor, LCPC, ACS, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Welcome. I believe that everyone is the expert on themselves. I am here to provide the tools & resources to help clients achieve their goals. With a focus on at-risk & transitional age youth, as well as members of the LGBTQIA community, I am committed to providing a safe & welcoming space for clients to explore their feelings, behaviors, to work collaboratively with them to develop a personalized treatment plan that feels comfortable & empowering.
Welcome. I believe that everyone is the expert on themselves. I am here to provide the tools & resources to help clients achieve their goals. With a focus on at-risk & transitional age youth, as well as members of the LGBTQIA community, I am committed to providing a safe & welcoming space for clients to explore their feelings, behaviors, to work collaboratively with them to develop a personalized treatment plan that feels comfortable & empowering.
(240) 249-7585 View (240) 249-7585
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Demitri C Kornegay
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, LCPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20784
Helping to make sense out of a sometimes senseless world, we will examine why life is indeed, like reading a roadmap; it is simply a matter of knowing where we are, seeing where we want to go and finding a way to get there.
Helping to make sense out of a sometimes senseless world, we will examine why life is indeed, like reading a roadmap; it is simply a matter of knowing where we are, seeing where we want to go and finding a way to get there.
(301) 685-7779 View (301) 685-7779
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Vicki Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, EFTcert
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20783  (Online Only)
Is emotional baggage weighing you down? Traumatic events are usually the source of depression, anxiety, anger and weight issues. Overcome your pain from past child abuse, sexual assault, emotional neglect, abandonment, divorce, or other maltreatment. My Trauma Relief Program effectively heals my clients' emotional wounds. This gentle process can effectively help you to relieve the burden of your emotional distress, and leave the past behind you. Your pain will be deeply understood, and gently released. Depression, anxiety and anger lift. As you gain emotional freedom, you will be able to move forward in your work and personal life.
Is emotional baggage weighing you down? Traumatic events are usually the source of depression, anxiety, anger and weight issues. Overcome your pain from past child abuse, sexual assault, emotional neglect, abandonment, divorce, or other maltreatment. My Trauma Relief Program effectively heals my clients' emotional wounds. This gentle process can effectively help you to relieve the burden of your emotional distress, and leave the past behind you. Your pain will be deeply understood, and gently released. Depression, anxiety and anger lift. As you gain emotional freedom, you will be able to move forward in your work and personal life.
(301) 684-8194 View (301) 684-8194
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Noemi Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20782  (Online Only)
Hello there, and welcome to My Hope Counseling, LLC a place of hope and healing. Are you feeling anxious and fearful about the future? Do you find it hard to enjoy and live in the present? or sleep? concentrate? You have come to the right place. We will work together to identify your needs and explore the right treatment plan for your goals in therapy. My goal is to offer you the necessary tools to help cope and address anxiety and stress related disorders. In addition, to address and heal from traumatic life events. We will walk together in this journey and increase your overall sense of well-being, peace, and resiliency.
Hello there, and welcome to My Hope Counseling, LLC a place of hope and healing. Are you feeling anxious and fearful about the future? Do you find it hard to enjoy and live in the present? or sleep? concentrate? You have come to the right place. We will work together to identify your needs and explore the right treatment plan for your goals in therapy. My goal is to offer you the necessary tools to help cope and address anxiety and stress related disorders. In addition, to address and heal from traumatic life events. We will walk together in this journey and increase your overall sense of well-being, peace, and resiliency.
(301) 358-6009 View (301) 358-6009
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Kimberly Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW55
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Kim Wilson. I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to view my profile as you consider who you will choose to support you on your path toward growth and healing. I don't take it for granted that the decision to come to therapy takes courage and the willingness to be vulnerable. With that in mind I approach our time together with humility, compassion and non-judgement. My sincere hope is that we can collaborate to together to help you accomplish your therapeutic goals. I am very passionate about providing culturally intentional therapy to those from BIPOC populations.
Hi there! My name is Kim Wilson. I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to view my profile as you consider who you will choose to support you on your path toward growth and healing. I don't take it for granted that the decision to come to therapy takes courage and the willingness to be vulnerable. With that in mind I approach our time together with humility, compassion and non-judgement. My sincere hope is that we can collaborate to together to help you accomplish your therapeutic goals. I am very passionate about providing culturally intentional therapy to those from BIPOC populations.
(240) 792-7384 View (240) 792-7384
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Laricka Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Hi everyone! My name is Laricka Morgan and I’m glad to know that you all decided to stop by and view my profile, with the hopes of pursuing therapy. I am a therapist who is very passionate about meeting my clients where they are and I strongly feel it is important to listen and validate everyone’s feelings. My desire is to focus on helping clients with anxiety, depression, life stressors, grief and loss, trauma, etc.
Hi everyone! My name is Laricka Morgan and I’m glad to know that you all decided to stop by and view my profile, with the hopes of pursuing therapy. I am a therapist who is very passionate about meeting my clients where they are and I strongly feel it is important to listen and validate everyone’s feelings. My desire is to focus on helping clients with anxiety, depression, life stressors, grief and loss, trauma, etc.
(240) 792-8745 View (240) 792-8745
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david Shrank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20783
David Shrank is a clinically licensed social worker/therapist and the founder and CEO at Empowerment Behavioral Therapeutic Services, and President at the National Trauma Education and Policy Institute. David leads a team of top trauma therapists. David is also a trainer to therapists and other mental health professionals. David is a husband and father of 3 children practicing in Silver Spring, MD. David specializes in trauma of all types with expertise in mild to severe behavioral issues, anxiety disorders, addiction, and personality disorders. David works with children, adults and families.
David Shrank is a clinically licensed social worker/therapist and the founder and CEO at Empowerment Behavioral Therapeutic Services, and President at the National Trauma Education and Policy Institute. David leads a team of top trauma therapists. David is also a trainer to therapists and other mental health professionals. David is a husband and father of 3 children practicing in Silver Spring, MD. David specializes in trauma of all types with expertise in mild to severe behavioral issues, anxiety disorders, addiction, and personality disorders. David works with children, adults and families.
(301) 638-8260 View (301) 638-8260
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Dr. Janeen Cross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MBA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20782  (Online Only)
I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, health related challenges and other disorders. My treatment modalities include client-focused, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed care. I offer mental health care for individual, couples and families.
I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, health related challenges and other disorders. My treatment modalities include client-focused, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed care. I offer mental health care for individual, couples and families.
(240) 774-2713 View (240) 774-2713
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Progressive Wholistic Psychotherapeutic Institute
Counselor, Ed D, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20783
In my experience in life I have found that we all are faced with difficulty and challenges. In the process of our development we have crises that present problems and opportunities, often at the same time. In the process of grasping these opportunities we are often able to reduce the impact of the problem and grow to improve upon situations that we face. Consequently, my education, professional development, life experience, and expertise as a therapist, lead me to offer guidance and support in providing a means of opportunity for progress, development and growth. Therefore I extend myself to provide you the best services.
In my experience in life I have found that we all are faced with difficulty and challenges. In the process of our development we have crises that present problems and opportunities, often at the same time. In the process of grasping these opportunities we are often able to reduce the impact of the problem and grow to improve upon situations that we face. Consequently, my education, professional development, life experience, and expertise as a therapist, lead me to offer guidance and support in providing a means of opportunity for progress, development and growth. Therefore I extend myself to provide you the best services.
(301) 246-8335 View (301) 246-8335
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Nekia White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You’re tired of being the “strong one.” At home, on the job, and even among your friends, you’re the one everyone calls when they need a solution. You’re so good at supporting others that no one knows you’re secretly falling apart – no one asks. Maintaining this image is exhausting, but you barely have time to notice the emotions. You bury your feelings with more work, so no one ever sees the real you. Ironically, the one person you never show up for is you. You’re an expert at meeting expectations, but it’s time you started taking care of yourself. It’s been so long. You’re not sure you remember how.
You’re tired of being the “strong one.” At home, on the job, and even among your friends, you’re the one everyone calls when they need a solution. You’re so good at supporting others that no one knows you’re secretly falling apart – no one asks. Maintaining this image is exhausting, but you barely have time to notice the emotions. You bury your feelings with more work, so no one ever sees the real you. Ironically, the one person you never show up for is you. You’re an expert at meeting expectations, but it’s time you started taking care of yourself. It’s been so long. You’re not sure you remember how.
(240) 213-3690 View (240) 213-3690
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Liz Merrill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20782
You’ve accomplished so much. You have a fulfilling career, good friends, a comfortable income and lovely home. By all appearances things are great, and you feel completely in control in most areas of your life. But relationships are a different story.. they either don't stick or never take off, and they all seem to follow the same pattern - the initial hope and excitement of seeing someone new gives way to doubt, and once you get that sinking feeling, it all unravels from there. You see friends and coworkers getting married and starting families and wonder why it’s so easy for them. "What's wrong with me?"
You’ve accomplished so much. You have a fulfilling career, good friends, a comfortable income and lovely home. By all appearances things are great, and you feel completely in control in most areas of your life. But relationships are a different story.. they either don't stick or never take off, and they all seem to follow the same pattern - the initial hope and excitement of seeing someone new gives way to doubt, and once you get that sinking feeling, it all unravels from there. You see friends and coworkers getting married and starting families and wonder why it’s so easy for them. "What's wrong with me?"
(240) 770-0680 View (240) 770-0680
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Qiana L Wright
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
“Be gentle with yourself”! That is my motto, as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland. Life circumstances can happen that are completely out of our control, and helping clients develop the tools to handle adversities in life is my passion. Society has placed a stigma on therapy, and my work is focused on helping individuals realize that taking care of their mental health is just as important as taking care of their physical health. The shame in therapy must the removed!
“Be gentle with yourself”! That is my motto, as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland. Life circumstances can happen that are completely out of our control, and helping clients develop the tools to handle adversities in life is my passion. Society has placed a stigma on therapy, and my work is focused on helping individuals realize that taking care of their mental health is just as important as taking care of their physical health. The shame in therapy must the removed!
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Rivers of Healing LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Congratulations! You started the process towards healing! It can definitely be challenging but its totally worth it in the end. There is so much that we can say about what we do as a team, but the most important things that sets us apart from other practices is that we have a vested in your growth, we are compassionate, gentle and are agents of change. We specialize in helping clients achieve their goals, overcome depression, anxiety and various forms of trauma to name a few. We also provide Christian counseling to clients who request it in treatment. Interested? TEXT US NOW 301-882-1008 or visit our website for a prompt response.
Congratulations! You started the process towards healing! It can definitely be challenging but its totally worth it in the end. There is so much that we can say about what we do as a team, but the most important things that sets us apart from other practices is that we have a vested in your growth, we are compassionate, gentle and are agents of change. We specialize in helping clients achieve their goals, overcome depression, anxiety and various forms of trauma to name a few. We also provide Christian counseling to clients who request it in treatment. Interested? TEXT US NOW 301-882-1008 or visit our website for a prompt response.
(240) 623-2286 View (240) 623-2286

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hyattsville, MD

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hyattsville, MD who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% CareFirst
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hyattsville, MD see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hyattsville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.