Therapists in Monkton, MD

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Sherpa Counseling & Equine Assisted Therapy, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, 10074, NCC
Verified
Monkton, MD 21111
Not accepting new clients
As a therapeutic sherpa, I am in the practice of creating a safe nonjudgmental space offering authenticity and empathy with the intention of empowering you on your journey. Psychotherapy is a form of deep play because of its inherent supported risks and its exhilarating rewards. Influenced by mythologist Joseph Campbell's heroic cycle, I utilize eclectic and integrative tools to facilitate your healing quest. Specializing in relational issues, addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression, my clinical practice kit is informed by person-centered Rogerian therapy, psychodynamic theory, equine assisted modalities, family systems theory, bibliotherapy, gestalt and somatic psychology.
As a therapeutic sherpa, I am in the practice of creating a safe nonjudgmental space offering authenticity and empathy with the intention of empowering you on your journey. Psychotherapy is a form of deep play because of its inherent supported risks and its exhilarating rewards. Influenced by mythologist Joseph Campbell's heroic cycle, I utilize eclectic and integrative tools to facilitate your healing quest. Specializing in relational issues, addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression, my clinical practice kit is informed by person-centered Rogerian therapy, psychodynamic theory, equine assisted modalities, family systems theory, bibliotherapy, gestalt and somatic psychology.
(410) 709-1486 View (410) 709-1486
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Cara Ebling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
Monkton, MD 21111
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Reaching out for help and taking steps to take care of yourself is a big deal. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns or just simply having a difficult time and need extra support, you deserve to be heard. Through a positive, supportive and nurturing environment, I will help you learn the tools you need to assist with the difficulties life has thrown your way. You will learn coping skills that are vital in helping you achieve your wellness goals.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Reaching out for help and taking steps to take care of yourself is a big deal. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns or just simply having a difficult time and need extra support, you deserve to be heard. Through a positive, supportive and nurturing environment, I will help you learn the tools you need to assist with the difficulties life has thrown your way. You will learn coping skills that are vital in helping you achieve your wellness goals.
(410) 587-2931 View (410) 587-2931
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Terry McGeehan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111
My style has been described as innovative yet practical. I work with clients to develop healthier ways of coping with life and creating more satisfying relationships. A non-judgmental, trusting therapeutic relationship is essential. Experiential learning and educational materials provide the basis for lasting change. Areas of skill building include, emotional regulation, grief relief, living with anxiety, depression, healing trauma. Relationship skills involve communication, conflict resolution, keeping love alive and refining commitment. Methods include Mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, body centered therapy and desensitization with EMDR (www.emdria.org). The work of therapy becomes the joy and satisfaction of living.
My style has been described as innovative yet practical. I work with clients to develop healthier ways of coping with life and creating more satisfying relationships. A non-judgmental, trusting therapeutic relationship is essential. Experiential learning and educational materials provide the basis for lasting change. Areas of skill building include, emotional regulation, grief relief, living with anxiety, depression, healing trauma. Relationship skills involve communication, conflict resolution, keeping love alive and refining commitment. Methods include Mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, body centered therapy and desensitization with EMDR (www.emdria.org). The work of therapy becomes the joy and satisfaction of living.
(410) 775-6951 View (410) 775-6951
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Jordan Bramhall
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111
My name is Jordan Bramhall (she/her/hers) and I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the Greater Baltimore area. I offer individual counseling to children (ages 7 & up), adolescents, young adults, and caregivers. I believe that each stage of life brings its own unique challenges. Each of which can result in the experience of a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, loss of self-esteem, or behavior problems. It takes strength and courage to take the huge step of seeking support for you or your child and I am grateful to be a part of your journey to healing.
My name is Jordan Bramhall (she/her/hers) and I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the Greater Baltimore area. I offer individual counseling to children (ages 7 & up), adolescents, young adults, and caregivers. I believe that each stage of life brings its own unique challenges. Each of which can result in the experience of a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, loss of self-esteem, or behavior problems. It takes strength and courage to take the huge step of seeking support for you or your child and I am grateful to be a part of your journey to healing.
(443) 222-0957 View (443) 222-0957
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Chelsea Cowden
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling overwhelmed by worry, sadness, or the lingering effects of a traumatic experience? If that’s you, it’s possible that you’ve been struggling with constant feelings of anxiousness, finding it difficult to quiet your mind or enjoy life's simple pleasures. Or perhaps you're experiencing the weight of depression, feeling stuck in a cycle of sadness and hopelessness, unsure of how to break free. Alternatively, you may be grappling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, haunted by intrusive memories or struggling to trust in yourself and others.
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling overwhelmed by worry, sadness, or the lingering effects of a traumatic experience? If that’s you, it’s possible that you’ve been struggling with constant feelings of anxiousness, finding it difficult to quiet your mind or enjoy life's simple pleasures. Or perhaps you're experiencing the weight of depression, feeling stuck in a cycle of sadness and hopelessness, unsure of how to break free. Alternatively, you may be grappling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, haunted by intrusive memories or struggling to trust in yourself and others.
(443) 331-5127 View (443) 331-5127
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Sara Secada-Lovio
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
Are you feeling weighed down by stress, anxiety, depression, or life’s expectations? Are you feeling stuck & in need of extra support? Life can be difficult, & there's no need to do it all on your own. Sometimes, it takes a fresh pair of eyes to help you gain insight and get you to that “Aha!” moment. In working together, my hope is that you'll feel understood and accepted while challenged at the same time. I believe empathy, authenticity, & a good working relationship are key components in therapy. I hope you'll find the freedom to bring your authentic self & all of your concerns to the table. I'm here to help!
Are you feeling weighed down by stress, anxiety, depression, or life’s expectations? Are you feeling stuck & in need of extra support? Life can be difficult, & there's no need to do it all on your own. Sometimes, it takes a fresh pair of eyes to help you gain insight and get you to that “Aha!” moment. In working together, my hope is that you'll feel understood and accepted while challenged at the same time. I believe empathy, authenticity, & a good working relationship are key components in therapy. I hope you'll find the freedom to bring your authentic self & all of your concerns to the table. I'm here to help!
(443) 294-7719 View (443) 294-7719
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Melissa Wesner
Counselor, LCPC, LCMHC
Verified
15 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111
Are you a perfectionistic, high-achiever who is stressed & overwhelmed? If so, I've got you! I'm sure you’ve been working really hard (as always), & now you’re feeling exhausted & burned out. Imposter syndrome, self-doubt, & negative self-talk can sometimes show up during these times! Perhaps you've been focused on taking care of everyone else, & you feel a little (ok, a lot!) guilty for even considering the idea of taking time out for yourself. But deep inside, you know that it's really, really necessary! You need someone to support you, so you can let it all out and gain perspective.
Are you a perfectionistic, high-achiever who is stressed & overwhelmed? If so, I've got you! I'm sure you’ve been working really hard (as always), & now you’re feeling exhausted & burned out. Imposter syndrome, self-doubt, & negative self-talk can sometimes show up during these times! Perhaps you've been focused on taking care of everyone else, & you feel a little (ok, a lot!) guilty for even considering the idea of taking time out for yourself. But deep inside, you know that it's really, really necessary! You need someone to support you, so you can let it all out and gain perspective.
(410) 941-2059 View (410) 941-2059
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Jerrica Robertson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111
Hello! My name is Jerrica (she/her/hers), and I am a therapist in training at LifeSpring Counseling Services. I am currently pursuing my M.A. in clinical psychology at Towson University. I believe that therapy is for everyone, and I am so proud of you for beginning this process of self-discovery, growth, and healing.
Hello! My name is Jerrica (she/her/hers), and I am a therapist in training at LifeSpring Counseling Services. I am currently pursuing my M.A. in clinical psychology at Towson University. I believe that therapy is for everyone, and I am so proud of you for beginning this process of self-discovery, growth, and healing.
(443) 233-1169 View (443) 233-1169
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LifeSpring Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCMHC
Verified
Monkton, MD 21111
If life has left you feeling stressed, anxious, exhausted, and overwhelmed, join the club! You've been navigating work, life, and family in the midst of a chaotic few years! Fortunately, our therapists offer counseling services for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and stress! When seeking counseling services, you want to be able to speak freely about the real issues impacting your life! There's no need to filter how you're really feeling! We'll give you the support you need to work through the "stuff" you've been holding in! You'll feel so much better once you let it all out!
If life has left you feeling stressed, anxious, exhausted, and overwhelmed, join the club! You've been navigating work, life, and family in the midst of a chaotic few years! Fortunately, our therapists offer counseling services for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and stress! When seeking counseling services, you want to be able to speak freely about the real issues impacting your life! There's no need to filter how you're really feeling! We'll give you the support you need to work through the "stuff" you've been holding in! You'll feel so much better once you let it all out!
(443) 323-1378 View (443) 323-1378
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Claudia Clark
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults and young adults with a variety of mental health issues. My goal is to create a comfortable and nonjudgmental space in which you feel safe to explore and process past and current experiences, difficult emotions, worrisome thoughts and whatever else is holding you back. It is my goal to help you gain insight into ingrained thought and behavior patterns that no longer serve you.
I specialize in working with adults and young adults with a variety of mental health issues. My goal is to create a comfortable and nonjudgmental space in which you feel safe to explore and process past and current experiences, difficult emotions, worrisome thoughts and whatever else is holding you back. It is my goal to help you gain insight into ingrained thought and behavior patterns that no longer serve you.
(410) 402-5804 View (410) 402-5804
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Liza Krohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
Support and insight offered from an outside perspective can spark change. I believe that your personal strengths and knowledge of self are your biggest assets, and that therapy offers an opportunity for you to discover, or rediscover, your internal resources & make the most of them. I specialize in supporting clients to navigate life changes, manage stress and anxiety, address relationship challenges and process grief. I enjoy working with individuals looking to improve their relationship with themselves and am rooted in self-compassion and health at every size framework.
Support and insight offered from an outside perspective can spark change. I believe that your personal strengths and knowledge of self are your biggest assets, and that therapy offers an opportunity for you to discover, or rediscover, your internal resources & make the most of them. I specialize in supporting clients to navigate life changes, manage stress and anxiety, address relationship challenges and process grief. I enjoy working with individuals looking to improve their relationship with themselves and am rooted in self-compassion and health at every size framework.
(443) 331-9026 View (443) 331-9026
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Cam Davis
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! My name is Cam Davis (she/they), and I offer individual therapy using a trauma-informed, integrative multicultural approach. I love working with diverse clients who have salient intersectional identities, & I encourage clients to discuss their identities during sessions. Lived experience as a BIPOC, 2sLGBTQIA+, disabled counselor gives me a unique perspective to hear client concerns regarding race, ethnicity, gender, affection, disability, chronic illness and/or pain, neurodivergence, & many other identities.
Accepting new clients! My name is Cam Davis (she/they), and I offer individual therapy using a trauma-informed, integrative multicultural approach. I love working with diverse clients who have salient intersectional identities, & I encourage clients to discuss their identities during sessions. Lived experience as a BIPOC, 2sLGBTQIA+, disabled counselor gives me a unique perspective to hear client concerns regarding race, ethnicity, gender, affection, disability, chronic illness and/or pain, neurodivergence, & many other identities.
(443) 233-0844 View (443) 233-0844
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Annlynn Best
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! My name is Annlynn Best and I provide counseling to adults and college students. Initially I work with you to understand your unique situations and objectives. Together in a safe space where you can relax, exhale and work at your own pace, we develop a realistic and forward-thinking life plan that supports you on your life path. Areas of Counseling include clients who are experiencing Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Motivational Blocks. Additional stress related world events since 2020 have created an environment that is emotionally and physically challenging on many levels for so many of us.
Accepting new clients! My name is Annlynn Best and I provide counseling to adults and college students. Initially I work with you to understand your unique situations and objectives. Together in a safe space where you can relax, exhale and work at your own pace, we develop a realistic and forward-thinking life plan that supports you on your life path. Areas of Counseling include clients who are experiencing Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Motivational Blocks. Additional stress related world events since 2020 have created an environment that is emotionally and physically challenging on many levels for so many of us.
(443) 707-2683 View (443) 707-2683
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Caroline Masucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
A certain amount of worrying is normal, right? Anxiety and fear keep us out of harm’s way. However, it no longer serves us when anxiety and fear rule our days and nights, preventing us from living our lives to the fullest. Transitioning through life stages can bring about feelings of distress for all ages. I specialize in working across lifespans - adults, adolescents, and children. I am well trained to address distress built through anxiety, as it correlates to depression, self-esteem, and trauma processing. I can help strengthen confidence in one’s ability to succeed with change.
A certain amount of worrying is normal, right? Anxiety and fear keep us out of harm’s way. However, it no longer serves us when anxiety and fear rule our days and nights, preventing us from living our lives to the fullest. Transitioning through life stages can bring about feelings of distress for all ages. I specialize in working across lifespans - adults, adolescents, and children. I am well trained to address distress built through anxiety, as it correlates to depression, self-esteem, and trauma processing. I can help strengthen confidence in one’s ability to succeed with change.
(443) 639-8239 View (443) 639-8239
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Irene Burks
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Sometimes it is outside influences or people who affect your well-being. Sometimes we get in our own way. Whatever the issues may be, we can work together to address them and create a plan for continued wellness. If you find it difficult to work through some of life’s challenges, come talk to me. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and work towards a happier and healthier you.
Accepting new clients! Sometimes it is outside influences or people who affect your well-being. Sometimes we get in our own way. Whatever the issues may be, we can work together to address them and create a plan for continued wellness. If you find it difficult to work through some of life’s challenges, come talk to me. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and work towards a happier and healthier you.
(443) 331-9577 View (443) 331-9577
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Regina Marie Stiffler
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
You've been through some shit and now it's really starting to affect you. It feels like your life is falling apart and you can't control anything. You're anxious all the time, always waiting for the next thing to happen. Sleep? Trust? Relaxation? These things seem so far out of reach. You're starting to lose hope that things are ever going to get better.
You've been through some shit and now it's really starting to affect you. It feels like your life is falling apart and you can't control anything. You're anxious all the time, always waiting for the next thing to happen. Sleep? Trust? Relaxation? These things seem so far out of reach. You're starting to lose hope that things are ever going to get better.
(443) 282-9216 View (443) 282-9216
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Mickayla Waldhauser
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, and irritability? Have you found it difficult to juggle all of your responsibilities? If so, you’re definitely not alone. The stress of the life has greatly impacted a lot of people recently. I work with motivated individuals who are looking for support, perspective, & helpful coping strategies for navigating ever-changing times. I will help you take steps to achieving your goals and be there to celebrate the small victories along the way. If you want to incorporate your faith and values into the counseling process, I can help with that.
Accepting new clients! Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, and irritability? Have you found it difficult to juggle all of your responsibilities? If so, you’re definitely not alone. The stress of the life has greatly impacted a lot of people recently. I work with motivated individuals who are looking for support, perspective, & helpful coping strategies for navigating ever-changing times. I will help you take steps to achieving your goals and be there to celebrate the small victories along the way. If you want to incorporate your faith and values into the counseling process, I can help with that.
(667) 220-6466 View (667) 220-6466
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Regina Marie Stiffler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111  (Online Only)
You're fucking tired. You've been through something terrible and it seems like you haven't had a good night's sleep since. You're always anxious, waiting for the next thing to happen. Somehow, you've lost yourself and you don't know how to get back to the person you want to be. And you're so lonely. You push people away, either on purpose or without thinking. You just can't trust them.
You're fucking tired. You've been through something terrible and it seems like you haven't had a good night's sleep since. You're always anxious, waiting for the next thing to happen. Somehow, you've lost yourself and you don't know how to get back to the person you want to be. And you're so lonely. You push people away, either on purpose or without thinking. You just can't trust them.
(214) 730-6345 View (214) 730-6345
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Dawn Preller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monkton, MD 21111
Do you feel sad, hopeless, confused, overwhelmed, or angry? Have you tried to work through issues on your own but feel like you are not making progress? Have others expressed their concern for you and your well-being? Do you have difficulty concentrating, excessive worry, or have used ineffective coping strategies in the past? I believe I can help you.
Do you feel sad, hopeless, confused, overwhelmed, or angry? Have you tried to work through issues on your own but feel like you are not making progress? Have others expressed their concern for you and your well-being? Do you have difficulty concentrating, excessive worry, or have used ineffective coping strategies in the past? I believe I can help you.
(443) 763-3572 View (443) 763-3572
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Kate Sollitto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CTMH
Verified
Monkton, MD 21111
I approach mental health with the perspective that all parts of a person impacts the lens through which they view the world. I enjoy pulling from a variety of treatment modalities but do not necessarily use one specific approach and my clients will be interested in doing the same, along with examining how their lifestyle & behavior may connect to their mental health. I understand how nutrition, life stressors, life experiences, and personal values all inform mental health symptoms. I would be a good fit for someone who wants to explore their true self and work on therapy goals between sessions.
I approach mental health with the perspective that all parts of a person impacts the lens through which they view the world. I enjoy pulling from a variety of treatment modalities but do not necessarily use one specific approach and my clients will be interested in doing the same, along with examining how their lifestyle & behavior may connect to their mental health. I understand how nutrition, life stressors, life experiences, and personal values all inform mental health symptoms. I would be a good fit for someone who wants to explore their true self and work on therapy goals between sessions.
(443) 227-4283 View (443) 227-4283

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Number of Therapists in Monkton, MD

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Monkton, MD who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
81% Life Transitions
74% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
56% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
78% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% CareFirst

How Therapists in Monkton, MD see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Monkton?

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.