Therapists in Lutherville, MD

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Marci A Rolker
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
I am currently accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth appointments. I believe each person is unique, although we all struggle at times for many different reasons. The life challenges that have brought you to this moment can change your life and move you forward when together we find creative ways to manage your symptoms and stress. Psychotherapy is a deeply transforming experience when you are listened to, understood and responded to honestly and directly. Whether you are managing depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues or family issues we can work together to meet your goals.
I am currently accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth appointments. I believe each person is unique, although we all struggle at times for many different reasons. The life challenges that have brought you to this moment can change your life and move you forward when together we find creative ways to manage your symptoms and stress. Psychotherapy is a deeply transforming experience when you are listened to, understood and responded to honestly and directly. Whether you are managing depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues or family issues we can work together to meet your goals.
(410) 660-2210 View (410) 660-2210
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Robert Castle
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
11 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21094  (Online Only)
Meaningful personal growth and self-efficacy can be realized by any person, couple or family in the face of personal challenges. These can be internal (despair, depression, grief, anger, or anxiety), external (lack of supportive relationships, disharmony), and interactive (blaming, perceptions and reciprocal reactions to each other's behaviors). How well you manage to cope, survive and eventually thrive in the midst of these challenges can be aided by establishing a genuine collaboration with a competent therapist. Teletherapy makes it even easier to select and engage with a licensed counselor who fits your particular needs.
Meaningful personal growth and self-efficacy can be realized by any person, couple or family in the face of personal challenges. These can be internal (despair, depression, grief, anger, or anxiety), external (lack of supportive relationships, disharmony), and interactive (blaming, perceptions and reciprocal reactions to each other's behaviors). How well you manage to cope, survive and eventually thrive in the midst of these challenges can be aided by establishing a genuine collaboration with a competent therapist. Teletherapy makes it even easier to select and engage with a licensed counselor who fits your particular needs.
(410) 702-5138 View (410) 702-5138
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Timothy Coulter Donovan Certified Gottman Couples Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
My focus, training, and expertise have evolved into seeing couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues. This started off in 2016, when I became a certified Gottman therapist (CGT). I was excited to become more involved the Gottman Institute starting with as a rover for the Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop for Couples led by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. This led to me facilitating these same workshops for couples in Maryland with a fellow CGT, which led to training therapists the Gottman method of couples therapy (levels 1 & 2). Now, I am devoted to becoming a leader in couples therapy/workshops & training.
My focus, training, and expertise have evolved into seeing couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues. This started off in 2016, when I became a certified Gottman therapist (CGT). I was excited to become more involved the Gottman Institute starting with as a rover for the Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop for Couples led by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. This led to me facilitating these same workshops for couples in Maryland with a fellow CGT, which led to training therapists the Gottman method of couples therapy (levels 1 & 2). Now, I am devoted to becoming a leader in couples therapy/workshops & training.
(410) 449-4797 View (410) 449-4797
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Vicki Weidman Counseling For Mindful Living
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, DBT-LBC
Verified
Lutherville, MD 21093
Welcome to Vicki Weidman Counseling for Mindful Living. I believe my purpose as your therapist is to help you feel more comfortable and at ease with life. I know that anxiety and depression can be challenging, to say the least. Maybe your relationships have become overwhelming or you just want to avoid them. I will listen to you without judgment. Together we can identify what it will take to change the situation that brings you to therapy. I can provide you with the skills you need to decrease your painful feelings, reconnect and build the life you want. It's my mission to guide you and support you in this process.
Welcome to Vicki Weidman Counseling for Mindful Living. I believe my purpose as your therapist is to help you feel more comfortable and at ease with life. I know that anxiety and depression can be challenging, to say the least. Maybe your relationships have become overwhelming or you just want to avoid them. I will listen to you without judgment. Together we can identify what it will take to change the situation that brings you to therapy. I can provide you with the skills you need to decrease your painful feelings, reconnect and build the life you want. It's my mission to guide you and support you in this process.
(443) 305-6240 View (443) 305-6240
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Jo Ellyn Pederson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lutherville, MD 21093  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice! I was an ICU and ER nurse for many years before becoming a psychologist, and this experience gave me a unique understanding of the important role that healthy emotional functioning plays in our physical well-being and relationships. I specialize in the treatment of adults struggling with anxiety, heightened stress, grief, and interpersonal conflicts/crises. If attempts to resolve a personal problem have been unsuccessful or if conflicts in your relationship are ongoing, I seek to provide the personal support, insight and guidance needed to find a positive resolution, and the skills needed to live a healthier, more satisfying life.
Welcome to my practice! I was an ICU and ER nurse for many years before becoming a psychologist, and this experience gave me a unique understanding of the important role that healthy emotional functioning plays in our physical well-being and relationships. I specialize in the treatment of adults struggling with anxiety, heightened stress, grief, and interpersonal conflicts/crises. If attempts to resolve a personal problem have been unsuccessful or if conflicts in your relationship are ongoing, I seek to provide the personal support, insight and guidance needed to find a positive resolution, and the skills needed to live a healthier, more satisfying life.
(410) 849-0688 View (410) 849-0688
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Wendy E Zimmerman
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Lutherville, MD 21093  (Online Only)
As one dear and admired patient shared, “You have given me a life jacket.” If you are reading this, you may be hoping to change something meaningful in your life. What are you looking for? Relief from the overwhelm of anxiety and depression | Escape from the prison of perfectionism | Recovery from loss, grief support | More satisfying relationships (intimate/ family/professional/friendship) | Clarity and guidance in parenting or career | Freedom from self-sabotaging, risky behaviors, destructive thinking? I am a licensed psychologist in independent private practice since 1987 providing adult individual, family & couples therapy.
As one dear and admired patient shared, “You have given me a life jacket.” If you are reading this, you may be hoping to change something meaningful in your life. What are you looking for? Relief from the overwhelm of anxiety and depression | Escape from the prison of perfectionism | Recovery from loss, grief support | More satisfying relationships (intimate/ family/professional/friendship) | Clarity and guidance in parenting or career | Freedom from self-sabotaging, risky behaviors, destructive thinking? I am a licensed psychologist in independent private practice since 1987 providing adult individual, family & couples therapy.
(443) 992-4159 View (443) 992-4159
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Falisha Redenbaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Lutherville, MD 21093
I am meeting with clients both in person and online whichever works best for you! Therapy is hard work and I am here to help. We all need support and what that means is different for each person; therapy is not cookie-cutter. Together we will figure out what you need in order to reach your goals.
I am meeting with clients both in person and online whichever works best for you! Therapy is hard work and I am here to help. We all need support and what that means is different for each person; therapy is not cookie-cutter. Together we will figure out what you need in order to reach your goals.
(410) 835-9202 View (410) 835-9202
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Katia B. Callan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
8 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
Therapists & Interns with Immediate Daytime Openings! Finding someone to connect with is the first step in changing your life and you have looked in the right place! Insight Wellness therapists will assist you in identifying triggers and examining your thinking patterns. Together we use your strengths to change how you handle stress, face problems, and overcome challenges. Specialty areas are: depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress, difficulty with adjustments, grief, trauma, EMDR, body image, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, parenting issues, child & teen issues, school refusal.
Therapists & Interns with Immediate Daytime Openings! Finding someone to connect with is the first step in changing your life and you have looked in the right place! Insight Wellness therapists will assist you in identifying triggers and examining your thinking patterns. Together we use your strengths to change how you handle stress, face problems, and overcome challenges. Specialty areas are: depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress, difficulty with adjustments, grief, trauma, EMDR, body image, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, parenting issues, child & teen issues, school refusal.
(410) 753-2189 View (410) 753-2189
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Shmuel Fischler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
I am the owner and clinical director of CBT Baltimore. Our practice attracts motivated and educated clients seeking specialized treatment for Anxiety spectrum disorders such as OCD, panic, and social anxiety. I have additional experience treating hair-pulling (Trichotillomania), skin-picking (Excoriation), and mood-related challenges. Working for years in schools and an adolescent clinic I appreciate younger people who have a refreshing view of the world in addition to the experienced veterans of life. I pride myself on taking my craft seriously and pursuing intensive, specialized clinical training(s) and certification.
I am the owner and clinical director of CBT Baltimore. Our practice attracts motivated and educated clients seeking specialized treatment for Anxiety spectrum disorders such as OCD, panic, and social anxiety. I have additional experience treating hair-pulling (Trichotillomania), skin-picking (Excoriation), and mood-related challenges. Working for years in schools and an adolescent clinic I appreciate younger people who have a refreshing view of the world in addition to the experienced veterans of life. I pride myself on taking my craft seriously and pursuing intensive, specialized clinical training(s) and certification.
(410) 457-3924 View (410) 457-3924
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Sarita Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a safe space to heal or simply want a listening ear? My therapeutic approach is to provide a supportive and client-centered environment that promotes growth, restoration, and wellness while using evidence-based practices.
Are you looking for a safe space to heal or simply want a listening ear? My therapeutic approach is to provide a supportive and client-centered environment that promotes growth, restoration, and wellness while using evidence-based practices.
(443) 720-0806 View (443) 720-0806
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Darby L Burman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Lutherville, MD 21093
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, family issues, the effects of trauma or life transitions, I can provide a safe and compassionate environment where we can work collaboratively toward your identified goals. We can work with your personnel strengths to create positive change. I utilize EMDR, cognitive behaviorial therapy, solution focused therapy, as well as mindfullness techniques.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, family issues, the effects of trauma or life transitions, I can provide a safe and compassionate environment where we can work collaboratively toward your identified goals. We can work with your personnel strengths to create positive change. I utilize EMDR, cognitive behaviorial therapy, solution focused therapy, as well as mindfullness techniques.
(410) 695-3714 View (410) 695-3714
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Saniha Makhzoumi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and disordered eating. In addition, I conduct pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluations. I also have experience treating anxiety disorders, problems with self-esteem or body image, depression, and emotion dysregulation. I provide evidence-based treatment that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Family-based Treatment principles. I am committed to and passionate about helping improve emotional and behavioral health.
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and disordered eating. In addition, I conduct pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluations. I also have experience treating anxiety disorders, problems with self-esteem or body image, depression, and emotion dysregulation. I provide evidence-based treatment that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Family-based Treatment principles. I am committed to and passionate about helping improve emotional and behavioral health.
(667) 206-3693 View (667) 206-3693
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Mimi Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
Are you having difficulties with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, or intimate relationships? I work with adults ages 18 to 100 who are experiencing problems and life stressors interfering with work,; relationships, family or friends. Many of these issues involve these symptoms. I can help by working with you to achieve a happier quality of life and improved communications. I use a variety of approaches to fit each client. I occasionally use humor in sessions when appropriate. :
Are you having difficulties with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, or intimate relationships? I work with adults ages 18 to 100 who are experiencing problems and life stressors interfering with work,; relationships, family or friends. Many of these issues involve these symptoms. I can help by working with you to achieve a happier quality of life and improved communications. I use a variety of approaches to fit each client. I occasionally use humor in sessions when appropriate. :
(443) 334-8751 View (443) 334-8751
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Danni K Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, CCSOTS
Verified
Lutherville, MD 21093
I love this quote from Dr. Louis Tinnin and Dr. Linda Gannt, Co-Founders of Instinctual Trauma Response Method: "Of all the mental health issues, the ones related to trauma are the most treatable." I hold this same belief and enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, and first responders that are experiencing symptoms of traumatic stress (anxiety, depression, communication difficulties, uncomfortable body sensations, etc.). Traumatic stress is an injury that can be healed and effective therapy does not require you to relive past experiences.
I love this quote from Dr. Louis Tinnin and Dr. Linda Gannt, Co-Founders of Instinctual Trauma Response Method: "Of all the mental health issues, the ones related to trauma are the most treatable." I hold this same belief and enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, and first responders that are experiencing symptoms of traumatic stress (anxiety, depression, communication difficulties, uncomfortable body sensations, etc.). Traumatic stress is an injury that can be healed and effective therapy does not require you to relive past experiences.
(443) 736-1197 View (443) 736-1197
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Cathryne Lynn Maciolek
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
Making a decision to begin the journey of therapy takes courage, commitment, and the willingness to change. It is not an easy decision, but well worth the effort and with much to gain. I will provide you with a safe haven to explore obstacles impacting your ability to succeed and make lasting changes in your daily life. My approach is collaborative, strength-based, and multidimensional. I use a myriad of approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, and mindfulness-based techniques.
Making a decision to begin the journey of therapy takes courage, commitment, and the willingness to change. It is not an easy decision, but well worth the effort and with much to gain. I will provide you with a safe haven to explore obstacles impacting your ability to succeed and make lasting changes in your daily life. My approach is collaborative, strength-based, and multidimensional. I use a myriad of approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, and mindfulness-based techniques.
(410) 734-2978 View (410) 734-2978
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Rebekah Lipsky
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCPC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093  (Online Only)
Change. A word that elicits fear and anxiety due to the unknown accompanying it. Whether you want to make a major life change or a major life change has occurred outside of your control, it can be hard to envision how and when things will get better. The process of transition is arduous, yet it can be empowering, fulfilling, and rewarding. There is discomfort in both staying stuck and making changes, yet the latter moves you toward a greater well-being. I am here to ride the waves of all of the emotions, thoughts, and experiences of transition with you, and work with you to bring you to a more peaceful shore. It is possible.
Change. A word that elicits fear and anxiety due to the unknown accompanying it. Whether you want to make a major life change or a major life change has occurred outside of your control, it can be hard to envision how and when things will get better. The process of transition is arduous, yet it can be empowering, fulfilling, and rewarding. There is discomfort in both staying stuck and making changes, yet the latter moves you toward a greater well-being. I am here to ride the waves of all of the emotions, thoughts, and experiences of transition with you, and work with you to bring you to a more peaceful shore. It is possible.
(443) 331-4741 View (443) 331-4741
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Vanessa Scarborough
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
Dr. Scarborough is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified pediatric neuropsychologist who provides comprehensive neuropsychological/psychological evaluation services for children, adolescents, and young adults. Evaluations are aimed at identifying your child's unique pattern of thinking including their cognitive strengths and weaknesses which will ultimately guide treatment recommendations. After an evaluation, families will have gained a better understanding of their child's cognitive functioning and the necessary tools needed to best support their child in turn helping them reach their full potential.
Dr. Scarborough is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified pediatric neuropsychologist who provides comprehensive neuropsychological/psychological evaluation services for children, adolescents, and young adults. Evaluations are aimed at identifying your child's unique pattern of thinking including their cognitive strengths and weaknesses which will ultimately guide treatment recommendations. After an evaluation, families will have gained a better understanding of their child's cognitive functioning and the necessary tools needed to best support their child in turn helping them reach their full potential.
(410) 983-6510 View (410) 983-6510
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Lisa D'Antonio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
Not accepting new clients
I am Lisa D'Antonio, a Certified Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing therapy for over ten years and I love to empower clients to accomplish goals that are important to them. I have worked in outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization settings and can assist families in navigating the mental health system. I have a strong passion for women's issues, specifically Eating Disorders and Postpartum Depression. I have extensive experience working with both of these illnesses. I am aligned with the Heathy At Every Size (HAES) framework and support the Intuitive Eating guiding principles.
I am Lisa D'Antonio, a Certified Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing therapy for over ten years and I love to empower clients to accomplish goals that are important to them. I have worked in outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization settings and can assist families in navigating the mental health system. I have a strong passion for women's issues, specifically Eating Disorders and Postpartum Depression. I have extensive experience working with both of these illnesses. I am aligned with the Heathy At Every Size (HAES) framework and support the Intuitive Eating guiding principles.
(410) 844-5193 View (410) 844-5193
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Amie C Myrick
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lutherville, MD 21093
Are you or your child struggling with overwhelming feelings, thoughts, or behaviors? Are you looking for someone to support you and assist you in making changes? I believe therapy is most effective when a trusting relationship exists between a counselor and client. This is my approach as I work with children, adolescents, and adults. Together, we can collaborate to make some of those overwhelming experiences feel more manageable.
Are you or your child struggling with overwhelming feelings, thoughts, or behaviors? Are you looking for someone to support you and assist you in making changes? I believe therapy is most effective when a trusting relationship exists between a counselor and client. This is my approach as I work with children, adolescents, and adults. Together, we can collaborate to make some of those overwhelming experiences feel more manageable.
(443) 879-9905 View (443) 879-9905
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Robyn P Waxman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lutherville, MD 21093
Welcome! I have been working with children and adolescents, as well as their families, for almost twenty years. I believe strongly that parents want to be the best parents possible but may need help developing the tools to do so. I also think kids want to succeed but don't always know how to do it on their own. I try to make therapy appealing with humor and a down-to-Earth practical approach. In addition to therapy, I also specialize in comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning differences and ADHD. I am one of the only clinicians in the Baltimore area who offers the Quotient ADHD Diagnostic Testing System.
Welcome! I have been working with children and adolescents, as well as their families, for almost twenty years. I believe strongly that parents want to be the best parents possible but may need help developing the tools to do so. I also think kids want to succeed but don't always know how to do it on their own. I try to make therapy appealing with humor and a down-to-Earth practical approach. In addition to therapy, I also specialize in comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning differences and ADHD. I am one of the only clinicians in the Baltimore area who offers the Quotient ADHD Diagnostic Testing System.
(443) 470-5611 View (443) 470-5611

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Number of Therapists in Lutherville, MD

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lutherville, MD who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
68% Family Conflict
63% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Cigna and Evernorth
64% CareFirst

How Therapists in Lutherville, MD see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lutherville?

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.