Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

Photo of Sarah Heller Inc., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Silver Spring, MD
Sarah Heller Inc.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
My down to earth style, arising from over 25 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children, creates a comfortable, safe environment where together we learn to understand you. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to enable you to better cope with life's continuing challenges. I have extensive experience with individuals who are having trouble coping with depression, anxiety and trauma history. I also enjoy working with couples who are struggling in their relationships. I have a certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment and I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples.
My down to earth style, arising from over 25 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children, creates a comfortable, safe environment where together we learn to understand you. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to enable you to better cope with life's continuing challenges. I have extensive experience with individuals who are having trouble coping with depression, anxiety and trauma history. I also enjoy working with couples who are struggling in their relationships. I have a certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment and I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples.
(240) 752-6789 View (240) 752-6789
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Susan B Diamond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PLLC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy provides us an opportunity to learn about our feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and how to develop healthier coping skills. In our work together, I will offer you strategies to enhance your primary relationships, friendships, and work-life balance. The goal is to help you develop a greater awareness of yourself, and to have more options for relating to the world. If you are depressed, anxious, having marital conflicts, or in the midst of a life transition, psychotherapy can help you. I have over 20 years of experience providing individual and couples therapy to adults.
Psychotherapy provides us an opportunity to learn about our feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and how to develop healthier coping skills. In our work together, I will offer you strategies to enhance your primary relationships, friendships, and work-life balance. The goal is to help you develop a greater awareness of yourself, and to have more options for relating to the world. If you are depressed, anxious, having marital conflicts, or in the midst of a life transition, psychotherapy can help you. I have over 20 years of experience providing individual and couples therapy to adults.
(202) 670-1969 View (202) 670-1969
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Alison Huang
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
You may hear about body spa, but have you heard about "mind spa"? I will change your perspective in therapy and you will find the therapy is not just talk about your problem. I am experienced in assisting clients to reach their self-realization and help them find peace of their minds again. Yes! That's why we called it's a "mind spa"! I am a person-centered therapist who use holistic approach as my goal is to empower and motivate clients. I draw a variety of modalities (CBT, mindfulness, and Ericksonian hypnosis) to meet clients' needs.
You may hear about body spa, but have you heard about "mind spa"? I will change your perspective in therapy and you will find the therapy is not just talk about your problem. I am experienced in assisting clients to reach their self-realization and help them find peace of their minds again. Yes! That's why we called it's a "mind spa"! I am a person-centered therapist who use holistic approach as my goal is to empower and motivate clients. I draw a variety of modalities (CBT, mindfulness, and Ericksonian hypnosis) to meet clients' needs.
(301) 327-2646 View (301) 327-2646
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Evelyn Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Not accepting new clients
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". For many people therapy represents a first step toward changing their lives for the better. Life's challenges and unexpected obstacles can create stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples and families to help them weigh options, increase self-awareness, change destructive habits and pay closer attention to their feelings and behaviors. My office provides a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental environment that allows clients to feel safe and to genuinely express themselves.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". For many people therapy represents a first step toward changing their lives for the better. Life's challenges and unexpected obstacles can create stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples and families to help them weigh options, increase self-awareness, change destructive habits and pay closer attention to their feelings and behaviors. My office provides a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental environment that allows clients to feel safe and to genuinely express themselves.
(301) 637-7583 View (301) 637-7583
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Cindy Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Life can be hard at times, I am here to heIp! I am a bilingual Clinical Social Worker/therapist with bicultural experience. I attended the University of Maryland School of Social Work where I earned my Masters in Social Work with a focus in children and families. I am also a Board Approved Supervisor in the state of MD. I’m licensed in both MD and DC and provide in person and virtual therapy services in English and Spanish. I have more than 10 years of experience working with children and families and adults in different capacities that include home visiting, mental health consultation, mental health therapy and parent coaching.
Life can be hard at times, I am here to heIp! I am a bilingual Clinical Social Worker/therapist with bicultural experience. I attended the University of Maryland School of Social Work where I earned my Masters in Social Work with a focus in children and families. I am also a Board Approved Supervisor in the state of MD. I’m licensed in both MD and DC and provide in person and virtual therapy services in English and Spanish. I have more than 10 years of experience working with children and families and adults in different capacities that include home visiting, mental health consultation, mental health therapy and parent coaching.
(240) 377-0960 View (240) 377-0960
Photo of Ashley Aker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Silver Spring, MD
Ashley Aker
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Warm, welcoming Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual counseling services to adults looking to address a wide range of concerns. I aim to impart a sense of safety, support, and feeling truly heard, while assisting clients with identifying and reaching personal goals around change and growth.
Warm, welcoming Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual counseling services to adults looking to address a wide range of concerns. I aim to impart a sense of safety, support, and feeling truly heard, while assisting clients with identifying and reaching personal goals around change and growth.
(240) 743-3953 View (240) 743-3953
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Kathy Wallens
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT, NCC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20905  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is challenging no matter who we are. And there are times in our lives when we need extra support to get through the bumps and bruises life presents, whether suddenly or over a protracted period. I have been working with adults and seniors in the Washington DC area for over 40 years. I am experienced in working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, panic attacks and phobias, grief and loss, relationship issues and more. I also have extensive experience working with individuals with developmental delays.
Life is challenging no matter who we are. And there are times in our lives when we need extra support to get through the bumps and bruises life presents, whether suddenly or over a protracted period. I have been working with adults and seniors in the Washington DC area for over 40 years. I am experienced in working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, panic attacks and phobias, grief and loss, relationship issues and more. I also have extensive experience working with individuals with developmental delays.
(240) 696-4167 View (240) 696-4167
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Peter Aron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I work with children and teens and their families. I address issues including problematical attachment with parents and/or caregivers, negative self-image, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, oppositionality, poor communication and social skills, acting out behaviors, sibling problems, and difficulties in school. As a therapist, I establish a safe "container" in which to work with children and parents together in order to strengthen a child's positive sense of self, reinforce the family system and bonds of attachment, and promote behavioral and emotional regulation. I work with teachers and school administrators to help children learn and thrive in school
I work with children and teens and their families. I address issues including problematical attachment with parents and/or caregivers, negative self-image, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, oppositionality, poor communication and social skills, acting out behaviors, sibling problems, and difficulties in school. As a therapist, I establish a safe "container" in which to work with children and parents together in order to strengthen a child's positive sense of self, reinforce the family system and bonds of attachment, and promote behavioral and emotional regulation. I work with teachers and school administrators to help children learn and thrive in school
(301) 281-4144 View (301) 281-4144
Photo of Liz Schroth, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Silver Spring, MD
Liz Schroth
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, BCN, BCC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Are you going through a transition in your life? Feeling stuck and find it difficult to move forward? Many times, when things do not go as planned or the way we hope, it can feel stressful, confusing and sometimes overwhelming. I specialize in helping individuals, particularly young adults, teenagers, and school-age children, in navigating these challenging transitions (e.g., struggling in school, failure to progress in college, experiencing anxiety or depression, etc.). I work with people who need more than just “talking” with a therapist. My approach to therapy is unique.
Are you going through a transition in your life? Feeling stuck and find it difficult to move forward? Many times, when things do not go as planned or the way we hope, it can feel stressful, confusing and sometimes overwhelming. I specialize in helping individuals, particularly young adults, teenagers, and school-age children, in navigating these challenging transitions (e.g., struggling in school, failure to progress in college, experiencing anxiety or depression, etc.). I work with people who need more than just “talking” with a therapist. My approach to therapy is unique.
(301) 960-3911 View (301) 960-3911
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Rowan Blackmon
LPC, LCPC, RCT-C
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20901  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Because no two patients are alike, therapy should be tailored to each patient, rather than trying to treat everyone with the same theoretical approach. I believe that a therapist’s job is to guide the patient as they learn to change the behaviors and thinking styles that may have once been helpful, but are now getting in their way. Most importantly, I believe it is a therapist's job to teach their patients the skills necessary to eventually function independent of their therapist, allowing them to eventually leave therapy instead of being stuck with having weekly sessions for the rest of their lives!
Because no two patients are alike, therapy should be tailored to each patient, rather than trying to treat everyone with the same theoretical approach. I believe that a therapist’s job is to guide the patient as they learn to change the behaviors and thinking styles that may have once been helpful, but are now getting in their way. Most importantly, I believe it is a therapist's job to teach their patients the skills necessary to eventually function independent of their therapist, allowing them to eventually leave therapy instead of being stuck with having weekly sessions for the rest of their lives!
(240) 213-4609 View (240) 213-4609
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Aron Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Many challenges in life can feel like they are uniquely yours to bear alone; however, this is rarely the case. People visit me concerned about how they feel and function in key life and professional relationships. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of overlapping issues such as anxiety and depression, self-esteem, parenting children with special needs, setting limits with adult children, work/life balance issues, and sexual desire issues in committed relationships. Often these issues can be helped by addressing the common denominator of individual development within a family or relationship system.
Many challenges in life can feel like they are uniquely yours to bear alone; however, this is rarely the case. People visit me concerned about how they feel and function in key life and professional relationships. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of overlapping issues such as anxiety and depression, self-esteem, parenting children with special needs, setting limits with adult children, work/life balance issues, and sexual desire issues in committed relationships. Often these issues can be helped by addressing the common denominator of individual development within a family or relationship system.
(443) 963-3145 View (443) 963-3145
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Cely A Faria (Falo Portugues)
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20901  (Online Only)
I provide support as I counsel individuals, family members, and adolescents having difficulties and challenges with family conflicts, individual problems, marriage issues, work difficulties, problems with peers, memories of physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse. Counseling include life challenge issues such as teenaged pregnancy, anxiety/phobias, and depression. As a native-born speaker of Portuguese, I believe I would be uniquely qualified for working with individuals and families with a Portuguese background.
I provide support as I counsel individuals, family members, and adolescents having difficulties and challenges with family conflicts, individual problems, marriage issues, work difficulties, problems with peers, memories of physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse. Counseling include life challenge issues such as teenaged pregnancy, anxiety/phobias, and depression. As a native-born speaker of Portuguese, I believe I would be uniquely qualified for working with individuals and families with a Portuguese background.
(301) 685-0892 View (301) 685-0892
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Daniel Veiga
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20904  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. When thinking about the stages of change, I prefer to meet clients where they are; and am willing to work at a pace they feel comfortable with at the start of treatment. Individuals come to treatment with a myriad of goals and needs. Specific issues may be difficult to pinpoint. However, one of my goals in the overall process is to see clients who are open to changing their current dynamic or patterns, with the hope of a more favorable outcome.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. When thinking about the stages of change, I prefer to meet clients where they are; and am willing to work at a pace they feel comfortable with at the start of treatment. Individuals come to treatment with a myriad of goals and needs. Specific issues may be difficult to pinpoint. However, one of my goals in the overall process is to see clients who are open to changing their current dynamic or patterns, with the hope of a more favorable outcome.
(301) 720-1396 View (301) 720-1396
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Annyck Hamez
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Life is full of transitions, twists and turns, and "things coming at us". We sometimes wake up with a desire to free ourselves from mental - social/emotional hurt, when in front of life experiences. Whether the pain is new, or coming from the past, talking and having an outlet, is the beginning before releasing the negative WE hang on to... When you are ready and motivated to make changes to reach a new level of living, I am here to help you face the obstacles that are in the way of your objectives...
Life is full of transitions, twists and turns, and "things coming at us". We sometimes wake up with a desire to free ourselves from mental - social/emotional hurt, when in front of life experiences. Whether the pain is new, or coming from the past, talking and having an outlet, is the beginning before releasing the negative WE hang on to... When you are ready and motivated to make changes to reach a new level of living, I am here to help you face the obstacles that are in the way of your objectives...
(301) 321-8447 View (301) 321-8447
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LADC Family Therapy Solutions LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904  (Online Only)
I am an extensively trained and culturally-competent Marriage and Family Therapist. For the past 15 years, I have worked with individuals facing emotional, mental health challenges as well as psycho social stressors. I am highly committed to assisting my client population reach their desired goals. I believe in the value of the collaborative process, when attempting to successfully work through relationship and socialization struggles, traumas, phobias and unhealthy learned behaviors.
I am an extensively trained and culturally-competent Marriage and Family Therapist. For the past 15 years, I have worked with individuals facing emotional, mental health challenges as well as psycho social stressors. I am highly committed to assisting my client population reach their desired goals. I believe in the value of the collaborative process, when attempting to successfully work through relationship and socialization struggles, traumas, phobias and unhealthy learned behaviors.
(301) 939-0367 View (301) 939-0367
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Andrea Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Waitlist for new clients
No matter how hard we try, sometimes we feel stuck dwelling on thoughts and feelings that we know hinder us from being able to move forward in our lives. I believe that therapy is a space for those that feel stuck to not only develop health coping skills, but also assess the impact that their life experiences might've had on their worldview and behaviors. I want to hold space for you to explore, unlearn and grow at a pace that is right for you.
No matter how hard we try, sometimes we feel stuck dwelling on thoughts and feelings that we know hinder us from being able to move forward in our lives. I believe that therapy is a space for those that feel stuck to not only develop health coping skills, but also assess the impact that their life experiences might've had on their worldview and behaviors. I want to hold space for you to explore, unlearn and grow at a pace that is right for you.
(240) 724-8754 View (240) 724-8754
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Janet Quartey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LGSW
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
As a first-generation counselor from within the black diaspora, my clients receive collaborative care that considers how culture and identity might cause, maintain, dismiss, exacerbate or stigmatize anxiety related disorders, depression, suicidal ideation, grief and PTSD. I embrace acceptance and support while also challenging you to grow out of the familiar patterns that maintain maladaptive cognitive, behavioral and emotional patterns. You’ll process the past and learn skills to manage the effects of trauma, relationship issues, transitions, poor self-perception, unmet needs, sadness, bullying, divorce and young adult issues.
As a first-generation counselor from within the black diaspora, my clients receive collaborative care that considers how culture and identity might cause, maintain, dismiss, exacerbate or stigmatize anxiety related disorders, depression, suicidal ideation, grief and PTSD. I embrace acceptance and support while also challenging you to grow out of the familiar patterns that maintain maladaptive cognitive, behavioral and emotional patterns. You’ll process the past and learn skills to manage the effects of trauma, relationship issues, transitions, poor self-perception, unmet needs, sadness, bullying, divorce and young adult issues.
(443) 383-3766 View (443) 383-3766
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Walter S Knauff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
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
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Healing HMS, LLC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902
I am Jeanne Johnson, LCPC and I am the Owner of Healing HMS (Hearts, Minds, & Souls) where we specialize in healing hearts, minds, and souls through therapeutic services. The main goals at Healing HMS, LLC are to help in assisting individuals reach their full potential, heal their deep wounds, and discover their God given abilities that will allow them to overcome their personal obstacles. Reach out to me and let’s have a free 10 minute consultation and I can connect you with the appropriate therapist.
I am Jeanne Johnson, LCPC and I am the Owner of Healing HMS (Hearts, Minds, & Souls) where we specialize in healing hearts, minds, and souls through therapeutic services. The main goals at Healing HMS, LLC are to help in assisting individuals reach their full potential, heal their deep wounds, and discover their God given abilities that will allow them to overcome their personal obstacles. Reach out to me and let’s have a free 10 minute consultation and I can connect you with the appropriate therapist.
(240) 607-5070 View (240) 607-5070
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Janeen Cross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MBA, LCSW
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
This group practice provides treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, health related challenges and other disorders. We are a diverse group of clinicians providing client-focused, family-centered, and trauma-informed care. This practice also provides mental health first aid certification for organizations and groups.
This group practice provides treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, health related challenges and other disorders. We are a diverse group of clinicians providing client-focused, family-centered, and trauma-informed care. This practice also provides mental health first aid certification for organizations and groups.
(240) 774-2713 View (240) 774-2713

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Number of Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

900+

Average cost per session

$159

Therapists in Silver Spring, MD who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% CareFirst
72% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Silver Spring, MD see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Silver Spring?

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.