Therapists in Prince Georges County, MD

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Photo of Osei Daniels, Pastoral Counselor in Prince Georges County, MD
Osei Daniels
Pastoral Counselor, MAPC, Pastor
Verified Verified
Beltsville, MD 20705  (Online Only)
Do you struggle saying NO to others? Have you been hurt by the church, specific leaders there, or religion itself? Are you struggling with being sad, anxious, lonely, or struggle with “stinking thinking”? Are you still grieving? It is time to help reframe and define what winning looks like for you by using the principles of the Word of God long with psychological standards to improve our mental, emotional, and even physical health. Many of us Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Educators, Caregivers, etc, have helped others win. It time for us to win so we can be in position to do exponentially more to help others! Let’s Win Together!
Do you struggle saying NO to others? Have you been hurt by the church, specific leaders there, or religion itself? Are you struggling with being sad, anxious, lonely, or struggle with “stinking thinking”? Are you still grieving? It is time to help reframe and define what winning looks like for you by using the principles of the Word of God long with psychological standards to improve our mental, emotional, and even physical health. Many of us Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Educators, Caregivers, etc, have helped others win. It time for us to win so we can be in position to do exponentially more to help others! Let’s Win Together!
(240) 704-8615 View (240) 704-8615
Photo of Cheryl Rothenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Prince Georges County, MD
Cheryl Rothenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
College Park, MD 20742  (Online Only)
Do you compare yourself to others and just never quite feel good enough? Are you having a hard time in relationships, finding it hard to know what you are feeling, and how to communicate your wants/ needs to others? Do you feel unworthy, less than, and pressured by others’ expectations? Do you struggle with perfectionism, procrastination, time management, and think you’re always letting yourself and others down? I would love to provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental space to support you with these very painful experiences in life.
Do you compare yourself to others and just never quite feel good enough? Are you having a hard time in relationships, finding it hard to know what you are feeling, and how to communicate your wants/ needs to others? Do you feel unworthy, less than, and pressured by others’ expectations? Do you struggle with perfectionism, procrastination, time management, and think you’re always letting yourself and others down? I would love to provide a compassionate, nonjudgmental space to support you with these very painful experiences in life.
(301) 215-2239 View (301) 215-2239
Photo of Brittany DeLoatch, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Prince Georges County, MD
Brittany DeLoatch
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
It takes courage to recognize and begin to accept that you need help beyond your own measures. I believe that you as clients are the expert and I am here to collaborate with you by focusing on your strengths. I will be there to support you as we delve deeper into your family and life experiences to try to bring peace to your life.
It takes courage to recognize and begin to accept that you need help beyond your own measures. I believe that you as clients are the expert and I am here to collaborate with you by focusing on your strengths. I will be there to support you as we delve deeper into your family and life experiences to try to bring peace to your life.
(301) 265-2242 View (301) 265-2242
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Zena White
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20707  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing depression/anxiety symptoms? Experiencing difficulties with healthy communication in your relationships? Gender dysphoria or learning to accept a new identity? Desiring to progress but feeling stagnant in several areas in your life? Therapy is a relationship, and it is important to me that you feel seen, heard, and understood. I am empathetically direct, and I encourage my clients to express themselves in a way that feels authentic to them. We can create goals and explore past childhood trauma or issues that may impact who you are today. Therapy works best when we work together.
Are you experiencing depression/anxiety symptoms? Experiencing difficulties with healthy communication in your relationships? Gender dysphoria or learning to accept a new identity? Desiring to progress but feeling stagnant in several areas in your life? Therapy is a relationship, and it is important to me that you feel seen, heard, and understood. I am empathetically direct, and I encourage my clients to express themselves in a way that feels authentic to them. We can create goals and explore past childhood trauma or issues that may impact who you are today. Therapy works best when we work together.
(443) 720-7051 View (443) 720-7051
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JEM Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Life’s journey, though affected by issues that threaten to overwhelm and sometimes consume, is intended to be interesting, exciting and rewarding. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who created JEM with passion and purpose. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families who are challenged by anxiety, depression, impulse control, anger management, life changes, marital, family and other interpersonal relationship issues.
Life’s journey, though affected by issues that threaten to overwhelm and sometimes consume, is intended to be interesting, exciting and rewarding. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who created JEM with passion and purpose. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families who are challenged by anxiety, depression, impulse control, anger management, life changes, marital, family and other interpersonal relationship issues.
(240) 459-3921 View (240) 459-3921
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You First Health Systems LLC
Verified Verified
Lanham, MD 20706
To promote the well being of individuals and families in Prince George's County and surrounding communities by providing accessible and quality health care services that emphasizes trust, respect, confidentiality, and compassion. We are committed to quality health care that is provided in a collaborative effort with consumers' overall health strategies and an array of medical services. We are further committed to the philosophy that we exist for the customer/ client.
To promote the well being of individuals and families in Prince George's County and surrounding communities by providing accessible and quality health care services that emphasizes trust, respect, confidentiality, and compassion. We are committed to quality health care that is provided in a collaborative effort with consumers' overall health strategies and an array of medical services. We are further committed to the philosophy that we exist for the customer/ client.
(301) 939-0302 View (301) 939-0302
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Katrin I Kutlucinar
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20783  (Online Only)
You need to talk to someone. You're in a stressful place in your life. Not only is your desire for clarity and comfort at its peak but your need to find the right therapist is a leap of faith. Seeing me, you may find our sessions to be empowering, challenging, yet comfortable, and at times humorous. You can become energized by the unfolding of your story, and gaining new insights into your thoughts and feelings that are no longer working for you. Are you having difficulties adjusting to life with a mental health disorder or struggling to make sense of a traumatic experience?
You need to talk to someone. You're in a stressful place in your life. Not only is your desire for clarity and comfort at its peak but your need to find the right therapist is a leap of faith. Seeing me, you may find our sessions to be empowering, challenging, yet comfortable, and at times humorous. You can become energized by the unfolding of your story, and gaining new insights into your thoughts and feelings that are no longer working for you. Are you having difficulties adjusting to life with a mental health disorder or struggling to make sense of a traumatic experience?
(301) 685-7654 View (301) 685-7654
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Waltrina J. Stancell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, CACII, NCC
Verified Verified
Camp Springs, MD 20746  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and Welcome! My name is Waltrina. I am an independently licensed clinician in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. I have over ten years of experience in mental health and addictions counseling. I am a graduate of Howard University and Boston University School of Medicine. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I use a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship, along with a cognitive behavioral approach to explore the thought patterns related to the challenging emotions and behaviors.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Waltrina. I am an independently licensed clinician in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. I have over ten years of experience in mental health and addictions counseling. I am a graduate of Howard University and Boston University School of Medicine. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I use a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship, along with a cognitive behavioral approach to explore the thought patterns related to the challenging emotions and behaviors.
(301) 923-4402 View (301) 923-4402
Photo of Brenda Burruss Chavis, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Prince Georges County, MD
Brenda Burruss Chavis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, M A, LCPC
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20725  (Online Only)
I believe in the integration of various therapeutic approaches including Rapid Transformation Therapy - RTT, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and am person-centered as well as solution-focused in my delivery. I counsel clients across the spectrum who are dealing with challenges that include: depression; anxiety; suicidal thoughts and self-harming; low self-esteem; adjustment; and grief/loss. I believe one can change their behavior as they transform their thinking. My goal is to address the entire person holistically, mentally, physically and emotionally in guiding toward peace and wellness.
I believe in the integration of various therapeutic approaches including Rapid Transformation Therapy - RTT, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and am person-centered as well as solution-focused in my delivery. I counsel clients across the spectrum who are dealing with challenges that include: depression; anxiety; suicidal thoughts and self-harming; low self-esteem; adjustment; and grief/loss. I believe one can change their behavior as they transform their thinking. My goal is to address the entire person holistically, mentally, physically and emotionally in guiding toward peace and wellness.
(301) 264-6369 View (301) 264-6369
Photo of Celestial Hope Rising Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Prince Georges County, MD
Celestial Hope Rising Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LPC, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lanham, MD 20706  (Online Only)
At Celestial Hope Rising Services, we believe in innovative ways to inspire open space for independent learning, growth, and development while upholding our core values of integrity, compassion, empowerment, person-centered care, and innovative approaches. Our agency aims to ensure our clients receive the best care and support for their well-being and quality of life. Our experienced team of professionals provides individualized care and treatment in a safe and non-judgmental environment, supporting clients on their journey to better mental health and resiliency. Join us on a journey towards better health and a brighter future.
At Celestial Hope Rising Services, we believe in innovative ways to inspire open space for independent learning, growth, and development while upholding our core values of integrity, compassion, empowerment, person-centered care, and innovative approaches. Our agency aims to ensure our clients receive the best care and support for their well-being and quality of life. Our experienced team of professionals provides individualized care and treatment in a safe and non-judgmental environment, supporting clients on their journey to better mental health and resiliency. Join us on a journey towards better health and a brighter future.
(301) 719-2462 View (301) 719-2462
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FajInc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Landover, MD 20785
My ideal client is one that is challenged with depression, relationship issues, domestic violence, parenting problems or just dealing with life as a whole. I have been a therapist for over twenty years and have a pleathea of experience in depression, anxiety, relationship and grief. If you are seeking support for your mental well-being then please give therapy a try. Check out my website at Fajexams.com
My ideal client is one that is challenged with depression, relationship issues, domestic violence, parenting problems or just dealing with life as a whole. I have been a therapist for over twenty years and have a pleathea of experience in depression, anxiety, relationship and grief. If you are seeking support for your mental well-being then please give therapy a try. Check out my website at Fajexams.com
(301) 637-4038 View (301) 637-4038
Photo of Barbara Q Tobias, Psychologist in Prince Georges County, MD
Barbara Q Tobias
Psychologist, PhD, MSN, RN
Verified Verified
Temple Hills, MD 20748
If you feel like your recipes for life have failed, you are at an important growth point. This is the crossroad where "expectations" and "reality" meet. You are not lost, you are right where you are supposed to be. You have probably been here before but this time you are paying attention. The vehicle that brought you here involves your relationships with yourself and others including love, family, work, friendships and spiritual relationships. A clear sign that you are stuck at the "expectation" vs "reality" intersection is when you are unable to move beyond disappointment, frustration, anxiety, anger, exhaustion and inertia.
If you feel like your recipes for life have failed, you are at an important growth point. This is the crossroad where "expectations" and "reality" meet. You are not lost, you are right where you are supposed to be. You have probably been here before but this time you are paying attention. The vehicle that brought you here involves your relationships with yourself and others including love, family, work, friendships and spiritual relationships. A clear sign that you are stuck at the "expectation" vs "reality" intersection is when you are unable to move beyond disappointment, frustration, anxiety, anger, exhaustion and inertia.
(240) 837-8432 View (240) 837-8432
Photo of Michael King, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Prince Georges County, MD
Michael King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Largo, MD 20774  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing growing feelings of anger, anxiety, lack of hope and craving for personal growth? Michael King, is a licensed therapist that has the experience helping all client's identify tools that can be used to build resilience. Deal with issues of insecurity and self doubt. Mr. King helps client's win against disappointment, anger and anxiety using strategies to help create a self care and wellness plan with you to make progress towards improving your mental health.
Are you experiencing growing feelings of anger, anxiety, lack of hope and craving for personal growth? Michael King, is a licensed therapist that has the experience helping all client's identify tools that can be used to build resilience. Deal with issues of insecurity and self doubt. Mr. King helps client's win against disappointment, anger and anxiety using strategies to help create a self care and wellness plan with you to make progress towards improving your mental health.
(301) 701-2545 View (301) 701-2545
Photo of Jessica McKinnie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Prince Georges County, MD
Jessica McKinnie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bowie, MD 20720  (Online Only)
I believe that it is possible to be at peace with yourself and the world around you. As a clinical therapist I work with individuals of all ages on the path towards happiness, healing and rest. I am there every step of the way to facilitate the therapeutic process: helping you gain deeper insight into yourself, feel in control of your life and reach personal goals. I work from a strengths based perspective and specialize in trauma recovery, healthy relationships, motivation, adjustment to life changes, grief, depression and anxiety.
I believe that it is possible to be at peace with yourself and the world around you. As a clinical therapist I work with individuals of all ages on the path towards happiness, healing and rest. I am there every step of the way to facilitate the therapeutic process: helping you gain deeper insight into yourself, feel in control of your life and reach personal goals. I work from a strengths based perspective and specialize in trauma recovery, healthy relationships, motivation, adjustment to life changes, grief, depression and anxiety.
(240) 303-3602 View (240) 303-3602
Photo of John Johnson II, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Prince Georges County, MD
John Johnson II
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lanham, MD 20706
Not accepting new clients
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, inclusive, and compassionate space for neurodiverse adults on their journey towards self-discovery, self-acceptance and holistic well-being. I aim to provide clarity to help clients achieve the life they envision for themselves. I believe it is essential to create a nurturing space where clients are encouraged to explore their emotions and experiences at their own pace.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, inclusive, and compassionate space for neurodiverse adults on their journey towards self-discovery, self-acceptance and holistic well-being. I aim to provide clarity to help clients achieve the life they envision for themselves. I believe it is essential to create a nurturing space where clients are encouraged to explore their emotions and experiences at their own pace.
(240) 220-9235 View (240) 220-9235
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Dr. David Defoe
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20708
Why struggle through life's challenges alone? Why not seek help today. I believe that each individual client has within themselves the power to change, live their ideal intended life, and maintain satisfying relationships. The counseling experience should provide an environment that is supportive, nonjudgemental, safe, and encouraging. Over my 15+ years of experience I have been known to challenge my clients to confront their issues, and develop the inner fortitude to deal with life's many challenges. If you're dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one, trauma, battling depression, anxiety, or stress, I can help.
Why struggle through life's challenges alone? Why not seek help today. I believe that each individual client has within themselves the power to change, live their ideal intended life, and maintain satisfying relationships. The counseling experience should provide an environment that is supportive, nonjudgemental, safe, and encouraging. Over my 15+ years of experience I have been known to challenge my clients to confront their issues, and develop the inner fortitude to deal with life's many challenges. If you're dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one, trauma, battling depression, anxiety, or stress, I can help.
(240) 293-5631 View (240) 293-5631
Photo of Ellen Leigh Iscoe, Psychologist in Prince Georges County, MD
Ellen Leigh Iscoe
Psychologist, PhD, SEP
Verified Verified
College Park, MD 20740
Not accepting new clients
Hello, hey, welcome! My goal is to help people who have a sense of being ‘other’ feel more comfortable. Maybe you feel different because of your life experiences, your family, how you present to the world, how you process information, or a trauma you experienced. Maybe you feel stuck, or things don’t seem to go the way you think they should and you aren’t sure why. Whatever brings you to therapy, I will meet you with compassion for your pain, respect for how you got to your current situation, and a certainty that together we can help you make changes, feel better, and create the sort of life you want.
Hello, hey, welcome! My goal is to help people who have a sense of being ‘other’ feel more comfortable. Maybe you feel different because of your life experiences, your family, how you present to the world, how you process information, or a trauma you experienced. Maybe you feel stuck, or things don’t seem to go the way you think they should and you aren’t sure why. Whatever brings you to therapy, I will meet you with compassion for your pain, respect for how you got to your current situation, and a certainty that together we can help you make changes, feel better, and create the sort of life you want.
(240) 623-5353 View (240) 623-5353
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Mike Hopkins
Counselor, LCPC, MEd, MPS, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
College Park, MD 20740  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking to have more positive and sustainable relationships with people in your life?  Are you dealing with sadness, anxiousness, fear, or disappointment?  Do you feel down on yourself?  Are you curious about how counseling or therapy might help?  Therapy can be the first step to lasting change.  By exploring thoughts, emotions, and behaviors we can gain insight into what’s holding you back and together make a plan to move forward towards a healthier and happier life. I am currently a resident of College Park and have a lengthy history studying and working at the University of Maryland, so I'm very much Terp-allied!
Are you looking to have more positive and sustainable relationships with people in your life?  Are you dealing with sadness, anxiousness, fear, or disappointment?  Do you feel down on yourself?  Are you curious about how counseling or therapy might help?  Therapy can be the first step to lasting change.  By exploring thoughts, emotions, and behaviors we can gain insight into what’s holding you back and together make a plan to move forward towards a healthier and happier life. I am currently a resident of College Park and have a lengthy history studying and working at the University of Maryland, so I'm very much Terp-allied!
(443) 232-9150 View (443) 232-9150
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Eno Oton. Doctor of Professional Counseling (DPC)
Counselor, DPC, LCPC-S, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
My goal is to care for the whole person by teaching the individual coping skills to handle stressors caused by medically, mentally, or spiritually challenged life. Are your health issues or that of a loved one weighing you down and interfering with your relationships? You can have PEACE of mind and JOY even amid these challenges. Working as a Nurse/Midwife was fulfilling. Currently, applying psychotherapy to the nurse/midwife experience is impressive, and working with a Doctor of Professional Counseling (DPC) degree is like icing on the cake. I love what I do. I make well-informed decisions about caring for my clients.
My goal is to care for the whole person by teaching the individual coping skills to handle stressors caused by medically, mentally, or spiritually challenged life. Are your health issues or that of a loved one weighing you down and interfering with your relationships? You can have PEACE of mind and JOY even amid these challenges. Working as a Nurse/Midwife was fulfilling. Currently, applying psychotherapy to the nurse/midwife experience is impressive, and working with a Doctor of Professional Counseling (DPC) degree is like icing on the cake. I love what I do. I make well-informed decisions about caring for my clients.
(301) 215-2363 View (301) 215-2363
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S. Tia Brown Ready. Set. Grow!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Bowie, MD 20715  (Online Only)
My ideal client is ready to work on creating meaningful change in her/his life. S/he may want to work on personal/professional growth, familial/romantic relationship issues or breaking cyclical behavior and is looking for a space to be courageously honest about what's needed to get there.
My ideal client is ready to work on creating meaningful change in her/his life. S/he may want to work on personal/professional growth, familial/romantic relationship issues or breaking cyclical behavior and is looking for a space to be courageously honest about what's needed to get there.
(301) 246-8769 View (301) 246-8769

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Number of Therapists in Prince Georges County, MD

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Prince Georges County, MD who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
68% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% CareFirst
74% Cigna and Evernorth
72% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Prince Georges County, MD see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Prince Georges 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.

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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.