Therapists in Rockville, MD

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Kristina Stannard
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT-CA, NATC
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20852  (Online Only)
Can practice in Psypact states. It takes an incredible amount of strength and courage to realize that you are struggling and need support. It’s even more tiring doing the same thing over and over again while having the same outcome. Are you struggling with love or sex addiction, porn addiction, or trauma bonds? Have you been deeply betrayed by the person you love who is not healthy for you? I believe we all have an innate ability to heal within a safe environment that allows us to be vulnerable and feel validated. My goal is to provide you that environment to explore your struggles and empower yourself to work towards your goals.
Can practice in Psypact states. It takes an incredible amount of strength and courage to realize that you are struggling and need support. It’s even more tiring doing the same thing over and over again while having the same outcome. Are you struggling with love or sex addiction, porn addiction, or trauma bonds? Have you been deeply betrayed by the person you love who is not healthy for you? I believe we all have an innate ability to heal within a safe environment that allows us to be vulnerable and feel validated. My goal is to provide you that environment to explore your struggles and empower yourself to work towards your goals.
(240) 540-5070 View (240) 540-5070
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Domenica Carrese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20850  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a marriage and family therapist, I consider people’s contexts, or systems, from a smaller scale, such as family, friends, and intimate relationships, to a larger scale (sociocultural aspects) and how these factors intersect and influence your life. Even though I am specially trained in relational work (couple and family therapy), I also see clients individually.
As a marriage and family therapist, I consider people’s contexts, or systems, from a smaller scale, such as family, friends, and intimate relationships, to a larger scale (sociocultural aspects) and how these factors intersect and influence your life. Even though I am specially trained in relational work (couple and family therapy), I also see clients individually.
(410) 376-5708 View (410) 376-5708
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Reji Abhilash
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20852
My ideal client is one who has psychological mindedness to seek help & attains mental stability & self-acceptance to overcome their distress. I have the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients (children, adolescents, and adults) in providing appropriate interventions, targeting recovery & progress. I provide specialized evidence-based intervention for clients diagnosed with anxiety (OCD, panic attacks & social anxiety), depression, grief, trauma and PTSD, addiction, schizophrenia, bipolar & personality disorders (BPD), Alzheimer's & dementia including caretaking burden of the family to improve their quality of life.
My ideal client is one who has psychological mindedness to seek help & attains mental stability & self-acceptance to overcome their distress. I have the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients (children, adolescents, and adults) in providing appropriate interventions, targeting recovery & progress. I provide specialized evidence-based intervention for clients diagnosed with anxiety (OCD, panic attacks & social anxiety), depression, grief, trauma and PTSD, addiction, schizophrenia, bipolar & personality disorders (BPD), Alzheimer's & dementia including caretaking burden of the family to improve their quality of life.
(301) 900-6396 View (301) 900-6396
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Jason B Deitz
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20850
I am dedicated to utilizing my extensive experience and education to assist individuals and families in promoting growth and self-understanding in their mental health. My goal is to help manage day-to-day life challenges and navigate life transitions. These transitions—whether for older adults facing significant life changes, young adults moving from college into the workforce, or adolescents transitioning from high school to college—can be daunting and anxiety-inducing. They often bring feelings of being stuck, fears of the unknown, and issues related to separation from family and friends.
I am dedicated to utilizing my extensive experience and education to assist individuals and families in promoting growth and self-understanding in their mental health. My goal is to help manage day-to-day life challenges and navigate life transitions. These transitions—whether for older adults facing significant life changes, young adults moving from college into the workforce, or adolescents transitioning from high school to college—can be daunting and anxiety-inducing. They often bring feelings of being stuck, fears of the unknown, and issues related to separation from family and friends.
(301) 579-0450 View (301) 579-0450
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Marci K. Malnik,LCSW-C, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20850
Do you find yourself sad, angry and negative too much of the time? Is your ability to communicate with your spouse broken? Are your children exhibiting negative behaviors that put your family in a state of chaos? Have you suffered a loss or a change that has created an imbalance at home? I can help you and the members of your family to understand the situations at hand and develop the strategies to put your lives back together again. Whether you are an individual, a couple, a parent of an adolescent or a family seeking therapy, I can help.
Do you find yourself sad, angry and negative too much of the time? Is your ability to communicate with your spouse broken? Are your children exhibiting negative behaviors that put your family in a state of chaos? Have you suffered a loss or a change that has created an imbalance at home? I can help you and the members of your family to understand the situations at hand and develop the strategies to put your lives back together again. Whether you are an individual, a couple, a parent of an adolescent or a family seeking therapy, I can help.
(301) 529-1480 View (301) 529-1480
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Gertrud Irmgard Classen-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20852
TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE, Welcome to collaborative and solution based help to experience joy, success and purpose in your life. For over 25 years I have worked with adults, couples, families, adolescents and children in Maryland. My practice is culturally and ethnically diverse. I founded the group practice Classen-Miller & Associates which offers a full range of clinical approaches for all age groups with our licensed clinicians reflecting the full diversity of our community.
TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE, Welcome to collaborative and solution based help to experience joy, success and purpose in your life. For over 25 years I have worked with adults, couples, families, adolescents and children in Maryland. My practice is culturally and ethnically diverse. I founded the group practice Classen-Miller & Associates which offers a full range of clinical approaches for all age groups with our licensed clinicians reflecting the full diversity of our community.
(301) 747-3565 View (301) 747-3565
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Kelly M Champion
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20852
Clients come to my office to reduce distress, anxiety, and problems with others. They seek treatment for children who struggle in school, at home or with friends. Together we identify strengths and difficulties, set goals and monitor progress. Treatment can help you to make changes, find more peace, get healthy, and get everyone back to their lives. I have expertise treating behavioral problems, trauma and health related problems including eating disorders in children and adults. With 15+ years of experience studying, teaching, and practicing psychology, I can help you take the next step.
Clients come to my office to reduce distress, anxiety, and problems with others. They seek treatment for children who struggle in school, at home or with friends. Together we identify strengths and difficulties, set goals and monitor progress. Treatment can help you to make changes, find more peace, get healthy, and get everyone back to their lives. I have expertise treating behavioral problems, trauma and health related problems including eating disorders in children and adults. With 15+ years of experience studying, teaching, and practicing psychology, I can help you take the next step.
(301) 235-1142 View (301) 235-1142
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Jeanette Rojas
MA Ed
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20854
At Mariposa Life Coaching and Hypnosis, I specialize in leveraging the transformative power of hypnosis alongside my extensive coaching background to facilitate personal change. Through tailored hypnosis sessions and expert coaching techniques, I'll assist my clients in overcoming limiting beliefs, habits, and fears, empowering them to achieve their goals and unlock their full potential.
At Mariposa Life Coaching and Hypnosis, I specialize in leveraging the transformative power of hypnosis alongside my extensive coaching background to facilitate personal change. Through tailored hypnosis sessions and expert coaching techniques, I'll assist my clients in overcoming limiting beliefs, habits, and fears, empowering them to achieve their goals and unlock their full potential.
(240) 802-7700 View (240) 802-7700
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Ellen Carol Singer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20850
Ellen Singer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in helping couples and families for 35+ years. She trained with Dr. Richard Schwartz in the evidence-based Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapeutic model. She’s also studied and incorporates tools from highly reputable Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Therapy, and Imago Therapy. She sees all couples and specializes in high conflict, infidelity/affairs, intimacy/sexual relationships, ADHD impact, and coping with parent-related concerns. She also specializes in couples coping with infertiity, connected to adoption, blended families, and LGBTQ families.
Ellen Singer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in helping couples and families for 35+ years. She trained with Dr. Richard Schwartz in the evidence-based Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapeutic model. She’s also studied and incorporates tools from highly reputable Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Therapy, and Imago Therapy. She sees all couples and specializes in high conflict, infidelity/affairs, intimacy/sexual relationships, ADHD impact, and coping with parent-related concerns. She also specializes in couples coping with infertiity, connected to adoption, blended families, and LGBTQ families.
(240) 702-2188 View (240) 702-2188
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Patricia Wolff Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20854
I have an unfailingly strong belief in the capacity of good psychotherapy to produce life-enhancing change. As an individual, couple and family psychotherapist with many years of training and experience, I provide a safe, respectful space for self exploration. I have a deep sense of commitment to helping people understand who they are, what they want and what gets in their way. Humor is helpful at times. I have been on the faculties of two advanced training programs in the D.C. area.
I have an unfailingly strong belief in the capacity of good psychotherapy to produce life-enhancing change. As an individual, couple and family psychotherapist with many years of training and experience, I provide a safe, respectful space for self exploration. I have a deep sense of commitment to helping people understand who they are, what they want and what gets in their way. Humor is helpful at times. I have been on the faculties of two advanced training programs in the D.C. area.
(301) 996-6015 View (301) 996-6015
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Ellen Dye
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20852
Not accepting new clients
I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University and have over thirty years of clinical experience working with adults, children, and families. My postgraduate training is in psychoanalytic, family, and cognitive-behavior therapy. My practice is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed. I have a broad range of experience and treat clients coping with both common life stresses and with major mental illnesses. I enjoy working with complex family situations and with individuals who have not met with success in prior treatment.
I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University and have over thirty years of clinical experience working with adults, children, and families. My postgraduate training is in psychoanalytic, family, and cognitive-behavior therapy. My practice is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed. I have a broad range of experience and treat clients coping with both common life stresses and with major mental illnesses. I enjoy working with complex family situations and with individuals who have not met with success in prior treatment.
(301) 323-8669 View (301) 323-8669
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Jacinta Casey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20850
I work with those struggling with confidence/self-esteem/self-compassion, those interested in working on emotion identification and regulation, and those struggling with inattentiveness/focus difficulties. I help those who want to build up their coping skills toolkit. I am interested in working with those striving to identify and live aligned with their values and eager to engage in therapy. I am comfortable with people who might be the first generation willing to engage and trust the therapeutic relationship. I want to work with someone who wants to find balance and acceptance in a life of suffering and joy.
I work with those struggling with confidence/self-esteem/self-compassion, those interested in working on emotion identification and regulation, and those struggling with inattentiveness/focus difficulties. I help those who want to build up their coping skills toolkit. I am interested in working with those striving to identify and live aligned with their values and eager to engage in therapy. I am comfortable with people who might be the first generation willing to engage and trust the therapeutic relationship. I want to work with someone who wants to find balance and acceptance in a life of suffering and joy.
(240) 802-8188 View (240) 802-8188
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Empathy Frist Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20855  (Online Only)
Welcome to Empathy First Therapeutic Services. I started this clinic as a way to provide support and guide clients through difficult times utilizing an empathy forward approach. I value providing a safe place for others to express themselves without judgment and with pure empathy and understanding. I have worked as an outpatient therapist for 10 years working with clients from all demographics and walks of life. As an outpatient therapist I have primarily worked with males ages 6-80 but welcome all!
Welcome to Empathy First Therapeutic Services. I started this clinic as a way to provide support and guide clients through difficult times utilizing an empathy forward approach. I value providing a safe place for others to express themselves without judgment and with pure empathy and understanding. I have worked as an outpatient therapist for 10 years working with clients from all demographics and walks of life. As an outpatient therapist I have primarily worked with males ages 6-80 but welcome all!
(240) 558-8493 View (240) 558-8493
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Alexis Vauss — Kids, Teens, Adults: Gain Balance
LMSW
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20852
Are you or your children struggling because of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, or stress? In therapy, get the support that you need to recover from mental health challenges, build self-esteem, move past anxiety, and create healthy habits. Adults, teens, and children can heal from trauma and develop practical tools for living a more balanced, more confident, and more focused life. Difficult experiences in your past or mental health struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. Therapy is available for residents of VA and MD. Reach out today. I am looking forward to hearing your story!
Are you or your children struggling because of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, or stress? In therapy, get the support that you need to recover from mental health challenges, build self-esteem, move past anxiety, and create healthy habits. Adults, teens, and children can heal from trauma and develop practical tools for living a more balanced, more confident, and more focused life. Difficult experiences in your past or mental health struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. Therapy is available for residents of VA and MD. Reach out today. I am looking forward to hearing your story!
(301) 450-7548 View (301) 450-7548
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Jin Zhang
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20850
Jin specializes in treating clients with anxiety and depression disorders, emotional distress regarding life transitions, intimate relationships, self-exploration, and women’s mental health. Also, she is experienced in connecting with Asian Americans, African immigrants, and international students. Jin speaks both Mandarin and English as well.
Jin specializes in treating clients with anxiety and depression disorders, emotional distress regarding life transitions, intimate relationships, self-exploration, and women’s mental health. Also, she is experienced in connecting with Asian Americans, African immigrants, and international students. Jin speaks both Mandarin and English as well.
(301) 900-5385 View (301) 900-5385
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Betsy Halsey
Psychologist, PsyD, MDiv
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20855
Do you feel trapped by your anxiety or stuck in the pit of depression? I can help you break free of this bondage so that you can enjoy life and experience serenity and self-confidence. Does your relationship bring you pain, emptiness, or anger? Do you wonder if it's even possible to feel close and connected again? I help couples break out of negative cycles and build secure connections of intimacy and love. I am experienced in treating many issues, and specialize in helping individuals heal from depression, trauma, and anxiety, and in helping couples create secure, loving connections.
Do you feel trapped by your anxiety or stuck in the pit of depression? I can help you break free of this bondage so that you can enjoy life and experience serenity and self-confidence. Does your relationship bring you pain, emptiness, or anger? Do you wonder if it's even possible to feel close and connected again? I help couples break out of negative cycles and build secure connections of intimacy and love. I am experienced in treating many issues, and specialize in helping individuals heal from depression, trauma, and anxiety, and in helping couples create secure, loving connections.
(240) 812-9935 View (240) 812-9935
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Samantha Rodman Whiten
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20852  (Online Only)
Limited slots as of Jan 2024! Do you like to make progress quickly? I have often been told that clients make more progress with me in ONE session than in months of past therapy. We examine your past, as there cannot be genuine lasting change without insight into how patterns developed, but we are focused on creating the life you want NOW. I work best with motivated, intelligent, verbal clients. Couples with intimacy issues are a specialty. Visit drpsychmom.com & listen to The Dr. Psych Mom Show! I get you in right away, we don't want to slow down the momentum that brought you here. I can also refer to my great colleagues.
Limited slots as of Jan 2024! Do you like to make progress quickly? I have often been told that clients make more progress with me in ONE session than in months of past therapy. We examine your past, as there cannot be genuine lasting change without insight into how patterns developed, but we are focused on creating the life you want NOW. I work best with motivated, intelligent, verbal clients. Couples with intimacy issues are a specialty. Visit drpsychmom.com & listen to The Dr. Psych Mom Show! I get you in right away, we don't want to slow down the momentum that brought you here. I can also refer to my great colleagues.
(301) 720-1497 View (301) 720-1497
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Sarah Gilden
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rockville, MD 20850  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with a sense of identity? Wishing that you'd pursued something and now it's "too late?" We're raised to believe that there is a particular timeline our lives need to follow, but in reality, everyone's path and timeline are different. It's never too late to make a change and no matter who we are, or where we are in our lives, we are all capable of change. It's my goal to help you work towards achieving YOUR goals (even if you haven't quite figured out those goals yet).
Are you struggling with a sense of identity? Wishing that you'd pursued something and now it's "too late?" We're raised to believe that there is a particular timeline our lives need to follow, but in reality, everyone's path and timeline are different. It's never too late to make a change and no matter who we are, or where we are in our lives, we are all capable of change. It's my goal to help you work towards achieving YOUR goals (even if you haven't quite figured out those goals yet).
(240) 428-6234 View (240) 428-6234
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Cassandra Edwards
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20852
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or anger? Have you experienced substance use, marriage conflict, or difficult relationships in your family? Do you need help addressing an eating disorder? It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help – and I respect that courage. Together, we will work to discover your strengths, and I can help you leverage those strengths to build coping skills that will help you in everyday life. We will tailor therapy to your needs and goals, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and your own experiences.
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or anger? Have you experienced substance use, marriage conflict, or difficult relationships in your family? Do you need help addressing an eating disorder? It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help – and I respect that courage. Together, we will work to discover your strengths, and I can help you leverage those strengths to build coping skills that will help you in everyday life. We will tailor therapy to your needs and goals, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and your own experiences.
(240) 671-0269 View (240) 671-0269
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Dr. Shauna Pollard
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPACT, ADHDer
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20852  (Online Only)
Being a high achiever feels like you have to keep up this façade of perfection, which means you are overworking and in a constant state of stress. This can show up as work stress, burnout, unfulfilling relationships & feeling worthless. It’s lonely at the top. You need a therapist that understands the unique challenges that come with being in leadership & can help you bounce back. I help high-achievers, ADHDers, & first-generation strivers in Georgia, Maryland, & all of the PsyPact states, learn to feel more productive, motivated, and engaged. I'd love to hear more about you & the next level you’re looking to attain on your journey.
Being a high achiever feels like you have to keep up this façade of perfection, which means you are overworking and in a constant state of stress. This can show up as work stress, burnout, unfulfilling relationships & feeling worthless. It’s lonely at the top. You need a therapist that understands the unique challenges that come with being in leadership & can help you bounce back. I help high-achievers, ADHDers, & first-generation strivers in Georgia, Maryland, & all of the PsyPact states, learn to feel more productive, motivated, and engaged. I'd love to hear more about you & the next level you’re looking to attain on your journey.

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Rockville, MD

900+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Rockville, MD who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% CareFirst
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Rockville, MD see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Rockville?

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.