Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

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Michelle Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW-C, CCTP, CSTIP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome and congratulations on taking a big step towards understanding yourself better and living a happier, more fulfilling life. I embrace a strengths-based approach of social work which emphasizes collaboration with a client to identify and utilize the strengths they already possess to achieve the goals that are important to them. While everyone comes into therapy seeking change of some type, I meet them where they are and examine with them their whole lives to find integrative solutions for better mental health and happier relationships.
Welcome and congratulations on taking a big step towards understanding yourself better and living a happier, more fulfilling life. I embrace a strengths-based approach of social work which emphasizes collaboration with a client to identify and utilize the strengths they already possess to achieve the goals that are important to them. While everyone comes into therapy seeking change of some type, I meet them where they are and examine with them their whole lives to find integrative solutions for better mental health and happier relationships.
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Michael Morad-McCoy
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Our lives are filled with loss: relationships, jobs, physical abilities; deaths of loved ones; our own mortality. These losses shape our sense of who we are and our assumptions about life. However, these losses can give us the chance to make meaning, not by “moving on” or “finding closure,” but by walking and working through darker times. My job is not to help you “feel better,” but to join you on your journey. I won’t bring timelines or stages or expectations. I will bring my training and lived experience and hope to work with you as a fellow traveler on this shared journey to make meaning of our losses.
Our lives are filled with loss: relationships, jobs, physical abilities; deaths of loved ones; our own mortality. These losses shape our sense of who we are and our assumptions about life. However, these losses can give us the chance to make meaning, not by “moving on” or “finding closure,” but by walking and working through darker times. My job is not to help you “feel better,” but to join you on your journey. I won’t bring timelines or stages or expectations. I will bring my training and lived experience and hope to work with you as a fellow traveler on this shared journey to make meaning of our losses.
(202) 935-7748 View (202) 935-7748
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Marie Caterini Choppin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Finding the right place for healing and transformation is the first step on your journey towards overall mental health and wellbeing. At Lotus Point Wellness, we work with all people throughout the lifespan and we take an approach that is holistic, collaborative, integrative and empowering. We believe in working towards anti-racism, anti-oppression, diversity, equity and inclusion. Through liberation focused therapeutic approaches, we work alongside you on your journey towards healing. We affirm, honor and respect all people in their own cultural/racial identity, gender identity, sexual orientation and/or neuro-diversity.
Finding the right place for healing and transformation is the first step on your journey towards overall mental health and wellbeing. At Lotus Point Wellness, we work with all people throughout the lifespan and we take an approach that is holistic, collaborative, integrative and empowering. We believe in working towards anti-racism, anti-oppression, diversity, equity and inclusion. Through liberation focused therapeutic approaches, we work alongside you on your journey towards healing. We affirm, honor and respect all people in their own cultural/racial identity, gender identity, sexual orientation and/or neuro-diversity.
(301) 684-5446 x2 View (301) 684-5446 x2
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Moshe Holzer
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902
No Crunch Counseling: Clear, Grounded, Connected. I provide a comfortable setting to understand what you are experiencing and learn skills to move forward. I help individuals, couples, and families gain clarity and connection. Relationships have the potential for love, understanding, and security. When this is not present, the effects can be painful and isolating. Our relationship with ourselves is the same way. We sometimes feel frustrated, stuck, or overwhelmed. With the right tools, we can have clear thinking, manage challenges, and feel content.
No Crunch Counseling: Clear, Grounded, Connected. I provide a comfortable setting to understand what you are experiencing and learn skills to move forward. I help individuals, couples, and families gain clarity and connection. Relationships have the potential for love, understanding, and security. When this is not present, the effects can be painful and isolating. Our relationship with ourselves is the same way. We sometimes feel frustrated, stuck, or overwhelmed. With the right tools, we can have clear thinking, manage challenges, and feel content.
(301) 769-7782 View (301) 769-7782
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Kristina R Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I love to work with people (kids, teens, and adults) that want to be seen, understood, and more confident and comfortable in their own skin. People whom have depth and want to live meaningful connected lives. People come to therapy when something is not working and to explore challenges that keep them from being engaged in important areas of life. This may show up as anxiety, depression, anger, or a life lacking fulfillment. Facing yourself is a difficult and brave act; imperative to grow, cope with change, improve relationships, connect with others, understand yourself better, and feel more ALIVE!
I love to work with people (kids, teens, and adults) that want to be seen, understood, and more confident and comfortable in their own skin. People whom have depth and want to live meaningful connected lives. People come to therapy when something is not working and to explore challenges that keep them from being engaged in important areas of life. This may show up as anxiety, depression, anger, or a life lacking fulfillment. Facing yourself is a difficult and brave act; imperative to grow, cope with change, improve relationships, connect with others, understand yourself better, and feel more ALIVE!
(410) 429-2867 View (410) 429-2867
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Fabiola Jamieson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Fabiola! I provide virtual individual therapy for adults living in Utah and Maryland. We will work together to help you create a happier and healthier relationships. We will walk side by side to expand upon your strengths, gain insights, and build relationship skills.
Hi, I’m Fabiola! I provide virtual individual therapy for adults living in Utah and Maryland. We will work together to help you create a happier and healthier relationships. We will walk side by side to expand upon your strengths, gain insights, and build relationship skills.
(410) 936-5481 View (410) 936-5481
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Dr. Randi Wortman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I have a passion for walking people through the therapeutic process, for healing old wounds, solving problems and seeing profound changes in my clients' lives. All of my clients are my ideal clients. I love the psychotherapy process, both personally and professionally. In my opinion psychotherapy is both a necessity and a luxury in staying sane. Taking the time to care about yourself and/or your family, children or loved ones, focusing on what is hurting and not working well and trusting me to offer perspectives, insights, connections, ideas, advice, and understanding can turn most challenging situations around.
I have a passion for walking people through the therapeutic process, for healing old wounds, solving problems and seeing profound changes in my clients' lives. All of my clients are my ideal clients. I love the psychotherapy process, both personally and professionally. In my opinion psychotherapy is both a necessity and a luxury in staying sane. Taking the time to care about yourself and/or your family, children or loved ones, focusing on what is hurting and not working well and trusting me to offer perspectives, insights, connections, ideas, advice, and understanding can turn most challenging situations around.
(301) 684-5184 View (301) 684-5184
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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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Relational Excellence, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a different way to relate to the world? Are there areas in your life that you would like to change? Do you need help trying to find or take a different path? If so, come talk to the staff at Relational Excellence, LLC. We are a distinguished leader and provider of clinical services with medication management services. Our service offerings include individual and group options to help you meet your treatment needs. Our mission is to engage interactively and respectfully with every person, family, or agency that we come in contact with. We seek to inspire change in everyone that we serve.
Are you looking for a different way to relate to the world? Are there areas in your life that you would like to change? Do you need help trying to find or take a different path? If so, come talk to the staff at Relational Excellence, LLC. We are a distinguished leader and provider of clinical services with medication management services. Our service offerings include individual and group options to help you meet your treatment needs. Our mission is to engage interactively and respectfully with every person, family, or agency that we come in contact with. We seek to inspire change in everyone that we serve.
(202) 759-8061 View (202) 759-8061
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Obella M Obbo
Psychological Associate, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Not accepting new clients
I have experience offering trauma-informed therapeutic services for survivors and alleged perpetrators. And I have offered counsel to many emerging adults struggling with fundamental childhood pain related to their upbringing and connected their experiences of racism, their ethnic origins, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodivergence, and the many other multi-dimensional ways we can identify and be made to feel othered. As I understand trauma can be relational, as so should be healing. So where you may find value in intimate partner, familial, or group healing, I am happy to meet you and other willing participants there.
I have experience offering trauma-informed therapeutic services for survivors and alleged perpetrators. And I have offered counsel to many emerging adults struggling with fundamental childhood pain related to their upbringing and connected their experiences of racism, their ethnic origins, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodivergence, and the many other multi-dimensional ways we can identify and be made to feel othered. As I understand trauma can be relational, as so should be healing. So where you may find value in intimate partner, familial, or group healing, I am happy to meet you and other willing participants there.
(301) 781-5698 View (301) 781-5698
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Jamila Mckinney
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
Adding to what you already have, our time will be spent doing what I call “adjusting the lens”: adding more depth—more clarity to whatever has been difficult to identify. Through the use of further psycho-educational knowledge, developing and practicing new coping skills, while having a safe non-judgmental space to process and grow. Your experiences, your story matters.
Adding to what you already have, our time will be spent doing what I call “adjusting the lens”: adding more depth—more clarity to whatever has been difficult to identify. Through the use of further psycho-educational knowledge, developing and practicing new coping skills, while having a safe non-judgmental space to process and grow. Your experiences, your story matters.
(301) 298-8355 View (301) 298-8355
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Chavi Grayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20904
“I don't feel cared for.” “When I bring up the ‘hard stuff,’ I’m met with silence." “Whatever I give is never enough.” “We keep having the same fights.” “Why do I feel so alone?” If these statements resonate with you, I'm glad you've landed on my page. Navigating these struggles alone can be overwhelming. In couples therapy, I can offer effective and compassionate help for your relationship, tailored to meet the needs of your situation. Working together, we can develop the skills you need to move away from a cycle of conflict and frustration and move towards greater connection, communication, and intimacy.
“I don't feel cared for.” “When I bring up the ‘hard stuff,’ I’m met with silence." “Whatever I give is never enough.” “We keep having the same fights.” “Why do I feel so alone?” If these statements resonate with you, I'm glad you've landed on my page. Navigating these struggles alone can be overwhelming. In couples therapy, I can offer effective and compassionate help for your relationship, tailored to meet the needs of your situation. Working together, we can develop the skills you need to move away from a cycle of conflict and frustration and move towards greater connection, communication, and intimacy.
(301) 756-5584 View (301) 756-5584
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Rebecca Correll
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
Dr. Correll is a dedicated behavior analyst specializing in applied developmental psychology, with an emphasis on supporting parents in their journey towards value-based parenting. With a wealth of experience and a passion for empowering parents, Dr. Correll offers invaluable guidance and strategies to help families create a harmonious and nurturing environment. As a behavior analyst, I firmly believe that parents play a crucial role in shaping their children's development. I understand the challenges that parents face in today's complex world and the importance of finding a parenting approach that aligns with their values.
Dr. Correll is a dedicated behavior analyst specializing in applied developmental psychology, with an emphasis on supporting parents in their journey towards value-based parenting. With a wealth of experience and a passion for empowering parents, Dr. Correll offers invaluable guidance and strategies to help families create a harmonious and nurturing environment. As a behavior analyst, I firmly believe that parents play a crucial role in shaping their children's development. I understand the challenges that parents face in today's complex world and the importance of finding a parenting approach that aligns with their values.
(240) 800-7303 View (240) 800-7303
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David L Hill & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, SAP, LICSW
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with addiction, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety and depression? Do you feel alone? Do you feel stuck in your life? Are you looking for help navigating life, looking for help escaping the past trauma holding you back? Problems show up and people try their best to cope. I can help you navigate your thoughts and feelings.
Are you struggling with addiction, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety and depression? Do you feel alone? Do you feel stuck in your life? Are you looking for help navigating life, looking for help escaping the past trauma holding you back? Problems show up and people try their best to cope. I can help you navigate your thoughts and feelings.
(301) 888-6130 View (301) 888-6130
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Robyn S. Zeiger
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20903
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
(301) 825-5154 View (301) 825-5154
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Mark Bottinick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I have one goal in therapy: your transformation. Why cope with a problem if you can eliminate it? Healing both the problem and its root cause creates lasting change. While traditional talk therapy can produce positive results, I have a broader therapeutic toolkit to help you rapidly heal troubling thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. In a first session, you can expect me to connect with you quickly and get to the root of the issues that concerns you. My style is relaxed, non-judgmental, I'm active in sessions and focused on producing significant, impactful results in the shortest time possible.
I have one goal in therapy: your transformation. Why cope with a problem if you can eliminate it? Healing both the problem and its root cause creates lasting change. While traditional talk therapy can produce positive results, I have a broader therapeutic toolkit to help you rapidly heal troubling thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. In a first session, you can expect me to connect with you quickly and get to the root of the issues that concerns you. My style is relaxed, non-judgmental, I'm active in sessions and focused on producing significant, impactful results in the shortest time possible.
(301) 841-8643 View (301) 841-8643
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Robyn Weiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Hi, my name is Robyn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Whether you or your child "just need someone to talk to" or are dealing with more serious issues significantly impacting behaviors at home, school, work, or in the community I am here for you.
Hi, my name is Robyn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Whether you or your child "just need someone to talk to" or are dealing with more serious issues significantly impacting behaviors at home, school, work, or in the community I am here for you.
(240) 221-7971 View (240) 221-7971
Living and Growing, LLC
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner committed to mental health treatment promotion and prevention. With a psychodynamic foundation, I integrate Internal family systems(IFS) and attachment theories to my treatment approach. This approach is successful with clients seeking help with adulting, relationships, families, and parenting as well as individual therapy. As an open and affirming Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I've learned that the integration of these talk modalities are helpful for navigating life processes. Talk therapy undergirds the treatment relationship and when necessary may be complemented with medication management.
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner committed to mental health treatment promotion and prevention. With a psychodynamic foundation, I integrate Internal family systems(IFS) and attachment theories to my treatment approach. This approach is successful with clients seeking help with adulting, relationships, families, and parenting as well as individual therapy. As an open and affirming Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I've learned that the integration of these talk modalities are helpful for navigating life processes. Talk therapy undergirds the treatment relationship and when necessary may be complemented with medication management.
(301) 960-5477 View (301) 960-5477
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Esther Ungar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Are there aspects of your life that you are unhappy with? Are you feeling anxious, struggling to follow your dreams or having difficulties in your relationships with others? Are you struggling with the impact of past traumatic experiences? Are you dealing with chronic pain? If so, therapy can be helpful to you! My approach centers on fostering connection and healing. I prioritize a trauma-informed perspective, shifting focus from 'what's wrong with you?' to 'what happened to you?'. This approach is particularly empowering for trauma survivors, who may have received multiple diagnoses in the past.
Are there aspects of your life that you are unhappy with? Are you feeling anxious, struggling to follow your dreams or having difficulties in your relationships with others? Are you struggling with the impact of past traumatic experiences? Are you dealing with chronic pain? If so, therapy can be helpful to you! My approach centers on fostering connection and healing. I prioritize a trauma-informed perspective, shifting focus from 'what's wrong with you?' to 'what happened to you?'. This approach is particularly empowering for trauma survivors, who may have received multiple diagnoses in the past.
(301) 781-7120 View (301) 781-7120
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Megan Guresh-Clinical And Sport Psychology
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS, MA
Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904
How do you handle the stressors of being a human and an athlete? In my practice, I provide mental health and mental performance services to high school, college, and professional athletes. Through my years of experience working with DI collegiate athletes, and as a former athlete myself, I understand the unique challenges athletes can face. I am skilled in helping clients navigate common mental health topics including anxiety, depression, body image, adjustment, perfectionism and self-esteem and mental performance topics such as confidence, anxiety, injury & return to play, pressure/stress management, and recruiting.
How do you handle the stressors of being a human and an athlete? In my practice, I provide mental health and mental performance services to high school, college, and professional athletes. Through my years of experience working with DI collegiate athletes, and as a former athlete myself, I understand the unique challenges athletes can face. I am skilled in helping clients navigate common mental health topics including anxiety, depression, body image, adjustment, perfectionism and self-esteem and mental performance topics such as confidence, anxiety, injury & return to play, pressure/stress management, and recruiting.
(301) 638-8441 View (301) 638-8441

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Number of Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

900+

Average cost per session

$158

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.