Therapists in Montgomery County, MD

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Photo of Andrew Price, Marriage & Family Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Andrew Price
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Your decision to evaluate therapists today is a strong sign change is underway. I work to help individual adults and teens, couples, and families navigate relationship difficulties, behavioral issues, and unresolved emotional needs. My office is a place where clients can speak openly about their hopes, needs, and fears - with warmth, care, and authentic feedback in return. Our work can treat symptoms of grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Emotionally focused repair, cognitive insight, and concrete skills development can each play a role. My training emphasizes clients' experience in family, work, and other systems.
Your decision to evaluate therapists today is a strong sign change is underway. I work to help individual adults and teens, couples, and families navigate relationship difficulties, behavioral issues, and unresolved emotional needs. My office is a place where clients can speak openly about their hopes, needs, and fears - with warmth, care, and authentic feedback in return. Our work can treat symptoms of grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Emotionally focused repair, cognitive insight, and concrete skills development can each play a role. My training emphasizes clients' experience in family, work, and other systems.
(240) 623-5606 View (240) 623-5606
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Yan Ni
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! If you are struggling with stress, relationship concerns, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, or PTSD, I would like to help you on your journey. I enjoy working with high-functioning individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and different presenting concerns. I am passionate about helping survivors of trauma, which is why I pursued post-doctoral training in the treatment of trauma-related disorders. I am also dedicated to addressing the unique needs and concerns of those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American).
Welcome! If you are struggling with stress, relationship concerns, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, or PTSD, I would like to help you on your journey. I enjoy working with high-functioning individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and different presenting concerns. I am passionate about helping survivors of trauma, which is why I pursued post-doctoral training in the treatment of trauma-related disorders. I am also dedicated to addressing the unique needs and concerns of those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American).
(240) 774-2059 View (240) 774-2059
Photo of Mary Anne Tamula, Psychological Associate in Montgomery County, MD
Mary Anne Tamula
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815  (Online Only)
Life is tough. Life throws you a curveball, an unexpected job loss, a medical diagnosis, a loved one dying, a child too difficult to handle, another failed relationship, and the list is endless. Yet the world around you keeps going, it seems there is no option to pause. We live in a busy world, with all its difficult circumstances. A sense of hopelessness, helplessness ensues. Yet, a part of you knows it can be different. You wouldn't be reading this if you weren't looking for a way to make it better. Somehow. If you need just a gentle push, an ounce of encouragement, or a ton of compassion, I am here for you. We will work together
Life is tough. Life throws you a curveball, an unexpected job loss, a medical diagnosis, a loved one dying, a child too difficult to handle, another failed relationship, and the list is endless. Yet the world around you keeps going, it seems there is no option to pause. We live in a busy world, with all its difficult circumstances. A sense of hopelessness, helplessness ensues. Yet, a part of you knows it can be different. You wouldn't be reading this if you weren't looking for a way to make it better. Somehow. If you need just a gentle push, an ounce of encouragement, or a ton of compassion, I am here for you. We will work together
(240) 266-3321 View (240) 266-3321
Photo of Stephanie Helwig, Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
Stephanie Helwig
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Feeling chronic negative emotions such as sadness, anger, anxiety, or loneliness is often a sign that something in our relationships has gone awry. By the time we attend psychotherapy, the task of altering our relationships may feel difficult or impossible to navigate alone. As a psychodynamic therapist, I am interested in how your early relationships impact your personality, worldview, attachment, perceptions, and coping mechanisms. Through compassion, challenge and sometimes humor, I aim to help my patients gain insight, learn new ways of relating to others, and implement change in order to heal, grow, and flourish.
Feeling chronic negative emotions such as sadness, anger, anxiety, or loneliness is often a sign that something in our relationships has gone awry. By the time we attend psychotherapy, the task of altering our relationships may feel difficult or impossible to navigate alone. As a psychodynamic therapist, I am interested in how your early relationships impact your personality, worldview, attachment, perceptions, and coping mechanisms. Through compassion, challenge and sometimes humor, I aim to help my patients gain insight, learn new ways of relating to others, and implement change in order to heal, grow, and flourish.
(202) 677-3546 View (202) 677-3546
Photo of M. Ivis Molina, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Montgomery County, MD
M. Ivis Molina
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20879  (Online Only)
Welcome to Encourage Counseling! I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience supporting adolescents and adults through life's challenges. Having served in public education and outpatient clinical settings, I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental space where you can explore and grow. I'm eager to join you on your journey to overall well-being. Please note, I am currently accepting clients aged 16 and older and provide only VIRTUAL sessions.
Welcome to Encourage Counseling! I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience supporting adolescents and adults through life's challenges. Having served in public education and outpatient clinical settings, I provide a nurturing, non-judgmental space where you can explore and grow. I'm eager to join you on your journey to overall well-being. Please note, I am currently accepting clients aged 16 and older and provide only VIRTUAL sessions.
(240) 474-9278 View (240) 474-9278
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Tanisha R Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20906  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland. For over 20 years, I’ve worked with individuals of various ages, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, who have suffered from mild to severe mental health disorders. I have an eclectic and conversational treatment style. I believe treatment relies on strong therapeutic relationships. The aspect of my treatment that I believe consistently helps my clients to achieve their goals, is my ability to use humor, strength, transparency, and kindness to make it safe for them to be honest and kind with themselves about problematic patterns of behavior and thought.
Hi, I'm a clinical social worker licensed in Maryland. For over 20 years, I’ve worked with individuals of various ages, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, who have suffered from mild to severe mental health disorders. I have an eclectic and conversational treatment style. I believe treatment relies on strong therapeutic relationships. The aspect of my treatment that I believe consistently helps my clients to achieve their goals, is my ability to use humor, strength, transparency, and kindness to make it safe for them to be honest and kind with themselves about problematic patterns of behavior and thought.
(240) 201-2641 View (240) 201-2641
Photo of Dana Payes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Dana Payes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit my page! Whether you are just beginning your therapy journey, find yourself searching for help with continued healing or are you getting back in touch with yourself after time away from therapy, I would like to be there for you to help! I work with clients aged preteen-adulthood who have experienced trauma, mood disorders, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Additionally, I work with individuals in transitional life stages and caregivers who want to work through challenges in parenting/caretaking and also hope to prioritize their own mental health or life challenges.
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit my page! Whether you are just beginning your therapy journey, find yourself searching for help with continued healing or are you getting back in touch with yourself after time away from therapy, I would like to be there for you to help! I work with clients aged preteen-adulthood who have experienced trauma, mood disorders, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Additionally, I work with individuals in transitional life stages and caregivers who want to work through challenges in parenting/caretaking and also hope to prioritize their own mental health or life challenges.
(240) 366-2710 View (240) 366-2710
Photo of Walter S Knauff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Walter S Knauff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
Are you worried about your child, but unsure what to do? Are you concerned about your child's social skills? Is it getting harder and harder to manage your child's emotional outbursts? Does your child suffer from excessive anxieties? Are you having the same conflicts with your child, but making no progress? Is your child having difficulty completing homework or work at school? Is your family going through difficult changes, like separation, divorce, or death of a family member? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to bring about the changes you want for your child and your family?
Are you worried about your child, but unsure what to do? Are you concerned about your child's social skills? Is it getting harder and harder to manage your child's emotional outbursts? Does your child suffer from excessive anxieties? Are you having the same conflicts with your child, but making no progress? Is your child having difficulty completing homework or work at school? Is your family going through difficult changes, like separation, divorce, or death of a family member? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to bring about the changes you want for your child and your family?
(301) 882-1300 View (301) 882-1300
Photo of Alisa Hoffman, Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
Alisa Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20852
I am an interactive therapist, interested in helping clients reduce symptoms of distress, usually anxiety or depression and explore with them the roots of their distress. I find whether it is addiction, eating disorders, chronic pain, or straight forward relationship issues, understanding the "why" as well as the "how" to fix it, helps the problem and symptoms subside. Clients that work with me finish therapy with a greater awareness of themselves which helps them avoid difficulties in the future as well as a host of healthy coping strategies to help get through the rough times ahead.
I am an interactive therapist, interested in helping clients reduce symptoms of distress, usually anxiety or depression and explore with them the roots of their distress. I find whether it is addiction, eating disorders, chronic pain, or straight forward relationship issues, understanding the "why" as well as the "how" to fix it, helps the problem and symptoms subside. Clients that work with me finish therapy with a greater awareness of themselves which helps them avoid difficulties in the future as well as a host of healthy coping strategies to help get through the rough times ahead.
(310) 879-5020 View (310) 879-5020
Photo of Betty McKay Bracht, LCPC, Counselor in Montgomery County, MD
Betty McKay Bracht, LCPC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20853
My clients seek assistance when they need to change something that's not working for them, to develop self-awareness, or to better understand their own potential. If you are sad or anxious, we will find ways to overcome those difficulties. If you want your future to look different, we will see where changes need to be made today. If something in your past keeps you from being successful now, then we will focus on resolving issues from your past.
My clients seek assistance when they need to change something that's not working for them, to develop self-awareness, or to better understand their own potential. If you are sad or anxious, we will find ways to overcome those difficulties. If you want your future to look different, we will see where changes need to be made today. If something in your past keeps you from being successful now, then we will focus on resolving issues from your past.
(301) 355-2257 View (301) 355-2257
Photo of Julie Bindeman, Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
Julie Bindeman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20852
My specialty is centered around those who are undergoing reproductive challenges including struggling to become pregnant, stay pregnant, or adjust post-pregnancy. Whether I'm working with an individual, couple, or a group, I continually seek out feedback as to how treatment is progressing for them. Therapy should be an effective collaborative effort. Additionally, I'm certified in EMDR which helps to alleviate what might be stuck in the body so that the mind can heal.
My specialty is centered around those who are undergoing reproductive challenges including struggling to become pregnant, stay pregnant, or adjust post-pregnancy. Whether I'm working with an individual, couple, or a group, I continually seek out feedback as to how treatment is progressing for them. Therapy should be an effective collaborative effort. Additionally, I'm certified in EMDR which helps to alleviate what might be stuck in the body so that the mind can heal.
(301) 246-0980 View (301) 246-0980
Photo of Vivien Buvawala, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Vivien Buvawala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Poolesville, MD 20837  (Online Only)
Hi, glad you are taking this step! In this ever-changing world, we all need some support. As a psychotherapist, I'm always looking to learn new ways of doing things, all while creating the space necessary for my clients to speak freely about their challenges, think through options, and celebrate any progress along their unique journey. Throughout my career working with individuals across the lifespan; from children with autism/neurodivergent adults, to adults struggling with depression, anxiety and adjusting to loss or loneliness.
Hi, glad you are taking this step! In this ever-changing world, we all need some support. As a psychotherapist, I'm always looking to learn new ways of doing things, all while creating the space necessary for my clients to speak freely about their challenges, think through options, and celebrate any progress along their unique journey. Throughout my career working with individuals across the lifespan; from children with autism/neurodivergent adults, to adults struggling with depression, anxiety and adjusting to loss or loneliness.
(301) 284-3498 View (301) 284-3498
Photo of Breighone Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Breighone Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20850
Are you suffering from symptoms of depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, autism spectrum, OCD, and/or PTSD? I can help facilitate your healing process and provide a safe space to voice your deepest concerns freely. Our goal is to significantly improve your self-concept, increase a positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, feel like your best self.
Are you suffering from symptoms of depression, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, autism spectrum, OCD, and/or PTSD? I can help facilitate your healing process and provide a safe space to voice your deepest concerns freely. Our goal is to significantly improve your self-concept, increase a positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, feel like your best self.
(240) 434-0568 View (240) 434-0568
Photo of Katie O'Mailey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Katie O'Mailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20816  (Online Only)
You feel like you’ve lost control of your own life. You’re feeling stuck reliving the past and fearing the future. You tell yourself you should “just get over it,” wondering if you’re overreacting. As much as you try to “move on,” the past has a frustrating way of popping back up. You work HARD to reclaim control of your life, yet you’re getting tired of pretending everything is “fine.” Because on the inside, it feels like you’re on an emotional roller coaster, feeling overwhelmed, strangely numb, and everything in between. You’ve lost touch with your own innate worthiness and power. And you just want your life back.
You feel like you’ve lost control of your own life. You’re feeling stuck reliving the past and fearing the future. You tell yourself you should “just get over it,” wondering if you’re overreacting. As much as you try to “move on,” the past has a frustrating way of popping back up. You work HARD to reclaim control of your life, yet you’re getting tired of pretending everything is “fine.” Because on the inside, it feels like you’re on an emotional roller coaster, feeling overwhelmed, strangely numb, and everything in between. You’ve lost touch with your own innate worthiness and power. And you just want your life back.
(301) 215-2136 View (301) 215-2136
Photo of Phillip A Reynolds, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Phillip A Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
Recently voted "Reader's Pick, Best Family Therapist" 2014 in Bethesda Magazine, I believe the therapeutic relationship (between client and psychotherapist) is the most important element in the interpersonal and relational interventions of therapy. My goal is to meet you where you are, and to help you get to where you want to be: as an individual, a couple, and/or as a family.
Recently voted "Reader's Pick, Best Family Therapist" 2014 in Bethesda Magazine, I believe the therapeutic relationship (between client and psychotherapist) is the most important element in the interpersonal and relational interventions of therapy. My goal is to meet you where you are, and to help you get to where you want to be: as an individual, a couple, and/or as a family.
(202) 559-1003 View (202) 559-1003
Photo of Shawn Macdonald, Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
Shawn Macdonald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
I work with clients to create a safe and affirming relationship so that there is room for healing and growth. My work with each client is unique, however central to my work is respect for your issues, concerns, and the challenges you face in your life. I see therapy as a partnership where we work together to create the changes that you are seeking in your life. I am comforatable working with a wide variety of issues from career and work life to recovering from childhood trauma and abuse.
I work with clients to create a safe and affirming relationship so that there is room for healing and growth. My work with each client is unique, however central to my work is respect for your issues, concerns, and the challenges you face in your life. I see therapy as a partnership where we work together to create the changes that you are seeking in your life. I am comforatable working with a wide variety of issues from career and work life to recovering from childhood trauma and abuse.
(301) 358-6421 View (301) 358-6421
Photo of Dr. Ann Turner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Dr. Ann Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I help teens and adults who are struggling with a variety of issues whether they're at home, school, or work. I'll help you look at patterns of behavior, your upbringing, environment and current interactions so we can determine the next steps for you to take toward your goals.
I help teens and adults who are struggling with a variety of issues whether they're at home, school, or work. I'll help you look at patterns of behavior, your upbringing, environment and current interactions so we can determine the next steps for you to take toward your goals.
(202) 951-8814 View (202) 951-8814
Photo of Jamie Funk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Jamie Funk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
I'm a dedicated therapist committed to empowering individuals to overcome mental health challenges and achieve their goals. My clients come from diverse backgrounds and face a range of issues, from anxiety and depression to stress management and relationship difficulties.
I'm a dedicated therapist committed to empowering individuals to overcome mental health challenges and achieve their goals. My clients come from diverse backgrounds and face a range of issues, from anxiety and depression to stress management and relationship difficulties.
(240) 905-4154 View (240) 905-4154
Photo of April Donohue, Psychologist in Montgomery County, MD
April Donohue
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olney, MD 20832
Youth experience a variety of transitions, challenges, and pressures. Coping with such difficulties while going to school and managing relationships is hard. Kids may show symptoms of anxiety, mood changes, behavior problems, struggles with friends, or trouble in school as a result. I want to help youth and their families get back on track. My primary approach is CBT, which focuses on how thoughts, feelings, and behavior all work together and affect our mental health. Although I use treatments backed by research, I believe my relationship with my clients is the foundation of our work together.
Youth experience a variety of transitions, challenges, and pressures. Coping with such difficulties while going to school and managing relationships is hard. Kids may show symptoms of anxiety, mood changes, behavior problems, struggles with friends, or trouble in school as a result. I want to help youth and their families get back on track. My primary approach is CBT, which focuses on how thoughts, feelings, and behavior all work together and affect our mental health. Although I use treatments backed by research, I believe my relationship with my clients is the foundation of our work together.
(301) 691-4254 View (301) 691-4254
Photo of Cecilia Dye, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Montgomery County, MD
Cecilia Dye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Gaithersburg, MD 20877  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome to my profile! I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and adults that are seeking change in their lives. Maybe you feel like its time for the next chapter and need some help figuring out how to get from "here to there," or you feel like you are not seeing the results of your efforts. Many of my clients are also navigating how to manage chronic illness or pain. These conditions contribute to depression, anxiety, irritability, or even be downright debilitating. It can be exhausting to always consider your condition in your plans as well as difficult to maintain hope that symptoms are going to be easier to manage.
Hi and welcome to my profile! I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and adults that are seeking change in their lives. Maybe you feel like its time for the next chapter and need some help figuring out how to get from "here to there," or you feel like you are not seeing the results of your efforts. Many of my clients are also navigating how to manage chronic illness or pain. These conditions contribute to depression, anxiety, irritability, or even be downright debilitating. It can be exhausting to always consider your condition in your plans as well as difficult to maintain hope that symptoms are going to be easier to manage.
(240) 624-2542 View (240) 624-2542

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Number of Therapists in Montgomery County, MD

3,000+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Montgomery County, MD who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% CareFirst
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Montgomery County, MD see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Montgomery County?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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