Therapists in Marriottsville, MD

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Pak and Play Therapy Center LLC, LCPC, LPCC, RPT
Counselor, LCPC, RPT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marriottsville, MD 21104  (Online Only)
My ideal client is helping a child who struggles with regulating their thoughts and emotions and has a hard time understanding how that can affect their nervous system and interpersonal behaviors. My ideal clients are also parents who want to be actively engaged in treatment, open to change, and work collaboratively with me to improve the mental health of their kids and rebuild the trust between parent and child.
My ideal client is helping a child who struggles with regulating their thoughts and emotions and has a hard time understanding how that can affect their nervous system and interpersonal behaviors. My ideal clients are also parents who want to be actively engaged in treatment, open to change, and work collaboratively with me to improve the mental health of their kids and rebuild the trust between parent and child.
(410) 705-5221 View (410) 705-5221
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Candice Mitchell
Counselor, MS, LGPC, NCC, EdD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Does it feel like your life is just not working for you? Fear, worry, and shame can paralyze your mind and stifle creativity. You want to make changes but are unsure where to start. Whether working with individuals, couples, or a family, I want to know you and understand how we can improve your life in a safe and supportive environment. Together, we will explore and untangle the origins of the emotions you experience about your life. Our process will begin gently, and each new insight will help us move ahead at a stride that feels right for you.
Does it feel like your life is just not working for you? Fear, worry, and shame can paralyze your mind and stifle creativity. You want to make changes but are unsure where to start. Whether working with individuals, couples, or a family, I want to know you and understand how we can improve your life in a safe and supportive environment. Together, we will explore and untangle the origins of the emotions you experience about your life. Our process will begin gently, and each new insight will help us move ahead at a stride that feels right for you.
(443) 746-3196 View (443) 746-3196
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Fundamental Solutions Psychotherapy Center
Counselor
Verified
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Fundamental Solutions Psychotherapy Center offers a clinical approach to our clientele with a nonjudgmental, common-sense style. We want you to feel comfortable sharing your lives with us and consider it a great privilege to be invited into your world. There are so many choices of therapists in our area. Our clinicians are aware that therapy is a substantial emotional and financial investment. Here at FSP, that is appreciated, and you can feel comfortable, put your feet up, help you make a change, and get flexibility! We work collaboratively and respect that you are your life expert.
Fundamental Solutions Psychotherapy Center offers a clinical approach to our clientele with a nonjudgmental, common-sense style. We want you to feel comfortable sharing your lives with us and consider it a great privilege to be invited into your world. There are so many choices of therapists in our area. Our clinicians are aware that therapy is a substantial emotional and financial investment. Here at FSP, that is appreciated, and you can feel comfortable, put your feet up, help you make a change, and get flexibility! We work collaboratively and respect that you are your life expert.
(410) 642-5940 View (410) 642-5940
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Kara Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Availability is between 9-3 on weekdays. At this time, I am only taking clients facing infidelity in their relationship. I am a solution-focused therapist who offers a safe space for clients to examine maladaptive patterns, understand why they evolved, and find solutions so they can be more fulfilled in life and in their relationships. The therapeutic process can be challenging - but I will support you through the hard work because with effort comes growth and clarity. I specialize in:
Availability is between 9-3 on weekdays. At this time, I am only taking clients facing infidelity in their relationship. I am a solution-focused therapist who offers a safe space for clients to examine maladaptive patterns, understand why they evolved, and find solutions so they can be more fulfilled in life and in their relationships. The therapeutic process can be challenging - but I will support you through the hard work because with effort comes growth and clarity. I specialize in:
(301) 658-2006 View (301) 658-2006
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Linda Sorace Crites
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C
Verified
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Mental health is not just addressing illnesses such as anxiety and depression, but an arena for promoting our resiliency in managing stress, and pursuing relationships, career goals, and our overall life satisfaction. I believe that through psychotherapy we can heal old wounds, learn to maximize our abilities, and accept and cope with our limitations in order to minimize their interference in our pursuit of our life's goals. We are complex emotional systems of inherited predispositions and vulnerabilities, as well as a multitude of learned psychological attitudes and beliefs. Ultimately, each of us uses these tools to cope with life's demands and stresses.
Mental health is not just addressing illnesses such as anxiety and depression, but an arena for promoting our resiliency in managing stress, and pursuing relationships, career goals, and our overall life satisfaction. I believe that through psychotherapy we can heal old wounds, learn to maximize our abilities, and accept and cope with our limitations in order to minimize their interference in our pursuit of our life's goals. We are complex emotional systems of inherited predispositions and vulnerabilities, as well as a multitude of learned psychological attitudes and beliefs. Ultimately, each of us uses these tools to cope with life's demands and stresses.
(443) 341-4328 View (443) 341-4328
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Benjamin T Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT, CAC-AD
Verified
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Sometimes we realize that we feel helpless, overwhelmed, or angry with our place or circumstances in life. If we are struggling to find comfort in our partner after infidelity, if we have trouble letting go of anxiety, or if we have found ourselves using substances in an unhealthy way, then it might be time to find someone we can trust to help us find that path through. Recognizing that you want change in your life is both powerful and frightening, but with support and care I believe that you will be able to begin to understand just how capable you are to build the life you want and deserve.
Sometimes we realize that we feel helpless, overwhelmed, or angry with our place or circumstances in life. If we are struggling to find comfort in our partner after infidelity, if we have trouble letting go of anxiety, or if we have found ourselves using substances in an unhealthy way, then it might be time to find someone we can trust to help us find that path through. Recognizing that you want change in your life is both powerful and frightening, but with support and care I believe that you will be able to begin to understand just how capable you are to build the life you want and deserve.
(410) 505-8256 View (410) 505-8256
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Sarah J Blake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Marriottsville, MD 21104
I am so excited that you are here, looking for help. That is the most important step you can take to get the help you need. The next best step you can take is therapist shopping. You are unlikely to be best friends with every person you meet and not every therapist will be the best match for you, so shop around and do your homework! Ask lots of questions and read everything you can find until you are satisfied and comfortable. I am here to answer those questions and help you take the next step. Then it will be one step at a time towards meeting your goals.
I am so excited that you are here, looking for help. That is the most important step you can take to get the help you need. The next best step you can take is therapist shopping. You are unlikely to be best friends with every person you meet and not every therapist will be the best match for you, so shop around and do your homework! Ask lots of questions and read everything you can find until you are satisfied and comfortable. I am here to answer those questions and help you take the next step. Then it will be one step at a time towards meeting your goals.
(410) 941-8671 View (410) 941-8671
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Zev Sheppard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Marriottsville, MD 21104  (Online Only)
My goal throughout our time together is to first create a space where the client feels comfortable and empowered to explore his/her emotions. In doing so, I help individuals identify the things that are most affecting their mental health and work collaboratively with clients to develop healthy habits that will positively affect one’s life. Sessions will include talk-therapy, reflection, and the development of healthy coping skills using a client-centered model. I hope to make each client feel as though their mental health is a priority and that they are worthy of clarity and happiness.
My goal throughout our time together is to first create a space where the client feels comfortable and empowered to explore his/her emotions. In doing so, I help individuals identify the things that are most affecting their mental health and work collaboratively with clients to develop healthy habits that will positively affect one’s life. Sessions will include talk-therapy, reflection, and the development of healthy coping skills using a client-centered model. I hope to make each client feel as though their mental health is a priority and that they are worthy of clarity and happiness.
(240) 549-6456 View (240) 549-6456
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Martha Smith
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Marriottsville, MD 21104  (Online Only)
Martha Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-Certified Approved Supervisor. Martha specializes in treating anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, life transitions, racial or cultural identity issues, grief/loss, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family or peer conflicts, and other issues. She has an extensive history working with various ages ranges, however she focuses her treatment on college-age and older. Martha completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and her Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Psychology at McDaniel College.
Martha Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-Certified Approved Supervisor. Martha specializes in treating anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, life transitions, racial or cultural identity issues, grief/loss, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family or peer conflicts, and other issues. She has an extensive history working with various ages ranges, however she focuses her treatment on college-age and older. Martha completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and her Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Psychology at McDaniel College.
(301) 945-8231 View (301) 945-8231
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Danielle Connell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Marriottsville, MD 21104  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling to overcome obstacles and cope with triggers which may impede their ability to fully engage with life in a wholesome way. Maybe conflict is getting in the way of having fulfilling relationships. Maybe life's stressors are overwhelming the senses or triggering painful emotions. Maybe coping skills are limited and resilience feels unattainable. Goals of therapy can include identifying and coping with, in a safe and healthy way, those obstacles that are keeping a person stuck, as a start.
I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling to overcome obstacles and cope with triggers which may impede their ability to fully engage with life in a wholesome way. Maybe conflict is getting in the way of having fulfilling relationships. Maybe life's stressors are overwhelming the senses or triggering painful emotions. Maybe coping skills are limited and resilience feels unattainable. Goals of therapy can include identifying and coping with, in a safe and healthy way, those obstacles that are keeping a person stuck, as a start.
(301) 900-4131 View (301) 900-4131
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Denise Adams
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Marriottsville, MD 21104
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? In 2017, I opened the doors of my practice to patients — offering them a wide range of counseling services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times. As a former special education teacher, a middle school counselor, and my experience as a clinical therapist, I bring a wide variety of experience to the space. Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a Professional Therapist can make things better. I care about your well-being and will provide you all the tools you need to live your best life.
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? In 2017, I opened the doors of my practice to patients — offering them a wide range of counseling services to guide them through life’s challenges and most trying times. As a former special education teacher, a middle school counselor, and my experience as a clinical therapist, I bring a wide variety of experience to the space. Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a Professional Therapist can make things better. I care about your well-being and will provide you all the tools you need to live your best life.
(410) 204-5271 View (410) 204-5271
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Susan Renee' Scalone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, ACS, CPCS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Marriottsville, MD 21104  (Online Only)
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Unlock the Doors to Your Private Practice Success! Ever dreamed of launching your own private practice but not sure where to start? Look no further! Join our exclusive tutorial: Private Practice Start-Up Mastery. What You'll Discover: Setting up Your Practice: From vision to reality, learn the essential steps to kickstart your private practice journey. Business Owner Identity: Uncover who you are as a business owner and how to contribute meaningfully to the world. Practice Promotion: Master the art of promoting your practice and attracting the clients you dream of serving.
(443) 979-8020 View (443) 979-8020

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Dr. Victoria Dansereau-Ryan
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Woodstock, MD 21104
Therapy is a healing journey. Should that be in your personal relationships, within yourself, or both. Talking about sex has varying levels of comfort for everyone. Some folks are seeking to understand their difficulties with arousal, may be exploring their erotic preferences (i.e., kink and BDSM), may want to process their feelings about sex after sexual trauma, or want to learn how to communicate with their partner about sexual needs and desires. Life is hard and there can be many things weighing on your mind that influences your sexual wellbeing. Having an authentic self and sexual self is crucial to your overall mental health.
Therapy is a healing journey. Should that be in your personal relationships, within yourself, or both. Talking about sex has varying levels of comfort for everyone. Some folks are seeking to understand their difficulties with arousal, may be exploring their erotic preferences (i.e., kink and BDSM), may want to process their feelings about sex after sexual trauma, or want to learn how to communicate with their partner about sexual needs and desires. Life is hard and there can be many things weighing on your mind that influences your sexual wellbeing. Having an authentic self and sexual self is crucial to your overall mental health.
(410) 457-9564 View (410) 457-9564
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Jennifer Manning Plassnig & Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, SEP, BCD, ACHt
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, MD 21163
To be human is to feel great joy, as well as have times of pain. Sometimes along the way, we may need support to address and re-balance the difficult and joyful aspects of our daily life. I listen closely to the needs and experiences of each individual and support his or her unique ability to heal. I believe that each of us has the intrinsic capacity to recognize how to grow in a healthy way. My approach to treatment is grounded in the belief that each person possesses innate, inner resources that they can use to heal, grow, and thrive.
To be human is to feel great joy, as well as have times of pain. Sometimes along the way, we may need support to address and re-balance the difficult and joyful aspects of our daily life. I listen closely to the needs and experiences of each individual and support his or her unique ability to heal. I believe that each of us has the intrinsic capacity to recognize how to grow in a healthy way. My approach to treatment is grounded in the belief that each person possesses innate, inner resources that they can use to heal, grow, and thrive.
(410) 775-5499 View (410) 775-5499
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Laurie Booth Schmitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Woodstock, MD 21163  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At some point in most of our lives, we will need mental health support, often at times of change or transition. From a wellness perspective, I do not see a client as a diagnosis or as defined by their llness, but rather as an individual with their own story, which has shaped their overall quality of life. I believe in the need for a radical paradigm shift, that healing and recovery are possible and that individuals often need to tell themselves a different story about living with illness, which can easily become a limiting center of their life. I strive to create a caring relationship grounded in humor, warmth and compassion.
At some point in most of our lives, we will need mental health support, often at times of change or transition. From a wellness perspective, I do not see a client as a diagnosis or as defined by their llness, but rather as an individual with their own story, which has shaped their overall quality of life. I believe in the need for a radical paradigm shift, that healing and recovery are possible and that individuals often need to tell themselves a different story about living with illness, which can easily become a limiting center of their life. I strive to create a caring relationship grounded in humor, warmth and compassion.
(844) 243-9737 View (844) 243-9737
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Thomas K. Swisher, J.D., Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, PhD
Verified
Woodstock, MD 21163
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed professional counselor who also has a law degree and teaches counseling classes at a local university. Gage, my Therapy Dog, is a golden retriever who will be a part of our counseling or mediation sessions. Gage and I work with individuals, couples, and families coping with significant life events and transitions. If you want to develop better coping mechanisms, improved resilience, and a sense of gratitude which can lead to overall wellness, you may find our approach to be useful.
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed professional counselor who also has a law degree and teaches counseling classes at a local university. Gage, my Therapy Dog, is a golden retriever who will be a part of our counseling or mediation sessions. Gage and I work with individuals, couples, and families coping with significant life events and transitions. If you want to develop better coping mechanisms, improved resilience, and a sense of gratitude which can lead to overall wellness, you may find our approach to be useful.
(410) 883-5333 View (410) 883-5333
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Andrew Won
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Ellicott City, MD 21042  (Online Only)
If you are suffering from burnout, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma or simply feeling overwhelmed or stuck, I can help you. I have devoted the last 6 years of my life to studying and practicing mental health and have an incredibly deep passion for it. In addition, I have an innate ability for empathizing and connecting with others and I promise you that I will make our therapy sessions a place where you feel safe and understood. Every person is unique and we will develop a specialized approach that works for you.
If you are suffering from burnout, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma or simply feeling overwhelmed or stuck, I can help you. I have devoted the last 6 years of my life to studying and practicing mental health and have an incredibly deep passion for it. In addition, I have an innate ability for empathizing and connecting with others and I promise you that I will make our therapy sessions a place where you feel safe and understood. Every person is unique and we will develop a specialized approach that works for you.
(410) 881-8302 View (410) 881-8302
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Lori W Hollander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, MD 21163  (Online Only)
Have you and your partner: --Had difficulty communicating? Lost the romance in your relationship? Had an increase in conflict? Felt disconnected and become more like roommates? Been affected by an affair? If you want to: --Create deeper connection, Communicate more effectively, Manage conflict well, Recover from an affair, We can help you. My husband, Bob Hollander, JD, LCSW-C and I are passionate about helping couples create strong relationships that last. We have been doing that as a team for 27 years.
Have you and your partner: --Had difficulty communicating? Lost the romance in your relationship? Had an increase in conflict? Felt disconnected and become more like roommates? Been affected by an affair? If you want to: --Create deeper connection, Communicate more effectively, Manage conflict well, Recover from an affair, We can help you. My husband, Bob Hollander, JD, LCSW-C and I are passionate about helping couples create strong relationships that last. We have been doing that as a team for 27 years.
(410) 449-4153 View (410) 449-4153
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Robert Cohen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Woodstock, MD 21163
A young mother walked into my office crying and expressing her belief that asking for help indicated weakness. I thought to myself, it takes a strong person to ask for help. She had forgotten how strong and important she was. I believe the single most important ingredient in a successful therapy is establishing, nurturing, and maintaining a safe, trusting, and genuine relationship. While making use of psychodynamic and family systems approaches to treatment, I am also flexible in assisting patients in understanding patterns of behavior that may contribute to their conflicts and worries.
A young mother walked into my office crying and expressing her belief that asking for help indicated weakness. I thought to myself, it takes a strong person to ask for help. She had forgotten how strong and important she was. I believe the single most important ingredient in a successful therapy is establishing, nurturing, and maintaining a safe, trusting, and genuine relationship. While making use of psychodynamic and family systems approaches to treatment, I am also flexible in assisting patients in understanding patterns of behavior that may contribute to their conflicts and worries.
(410) 418-4318 View (410) 418-4318
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Being PsycWell
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
Verified
Woodstock, MD 21163
Hi! This is Doc Arlette. Have you had difficulties with being psychological well due to identity shifts, adjustment, mood, and anxiety concerns? I look forward to accompanying you in your journey for psychological wellbeing.
Hi! This is Doc Arlette. Have you had difficulties with being psychological well due to identity shifts, adjustment, mood, and anxiety concerns? I look forward to accompanying you in your journey for psychological wellbeing.
(410) 835-4332 View (410) 835-4332

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Number of Therapists in Marriottsville, MD

10+

Average cost per session

$157

Therapists in Marriottsville, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
92% Relationship Issues
92% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Family Conflict
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Cigna and Evernorth
60% Blue Cross

How Therapists in Marriottsville, MD see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marriottsville?

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.