Therapists in Westminster, MD

Photo of Molly Letsch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westminster, MD
Molly Letsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21158  (Online Only)
Therapy is a unique relationship that allows you to discover who you really are and the patterns that shape your life. It can foster emotional growth, affirm your identity and curiosity, and gently challenge you to create change. As a therapist who values a deep and meaningful connection with my clients, I offer a safe, authentic space that invites the process of healing to begin. Whether you face difficulty coping with anxiety, life transitions or negative body image, have a tendency to experience the same problems repeatedly, feel stuck, or just want to increase self-awareness and gain insight, I will meet you where you are.
Therapy is a unique relationship that allows you to discover who you really are and the patterns that shape your life. It can foster emotional growth, affirm your identity and curiosity, and gently challenge you to create change. As a therapist who values a deep and meaningful connection with my clients, I offer a safe, authentic space that invites the process of healing to begin. Whether you face difficulty coping with anxiety, life transitions or negative body image, have a tendency to experience the same problems repeatedly, feel stuck, or just want to increase self-awareness and gain insight, I will meet you where you are.
(410) 775-5689 View (410) 775-5689
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Carrie Schurtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westminster, MD 21157
I have been working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years. Licensed as a clinical social worker in MD, I have experience working with clients in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. I view the therapeutic relationship as one of collaboration between therapist and client. My therapeutic approach is a strengths-based, perspective with the primary focus of treatment being enhancing skills to attain overall physical, spiritual, and mental wellness.
I have been working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years. Licensed as a clinical social worker in MD, I have experience working with clients in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. I view the therapeutic relationship as one of collaboration between therapist and client. My therapeutic approach is a strengths-based, perspective with the primary focus of treatment being enhancing skills to attain overall physical, spiritual, and mental wellness.
(443) 737-4478 View (443) 737-4478
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Michele Genevieve Stanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LLC
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Over 30 years of experience serving the needs of Carroll County residents dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, marital conflict, chronic illness, addictions and the challenge of life transitions and loss issues.
Over 30 years of experience serving the needs of Carroll County residents dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, marital conflict, chronic illness, addictions and the challenge of life transitions and loss issues.
(443) 952-4057 View (443) 952-4057
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Amy Parks
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, or ADHD? Maybe you are trying to find your way through recent life changes such as divorce, stress brought on by health or financial issues, or family dysfunction. Perhaps you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) who struggles to make their way in the world authentically. Maybe you seek an opportunity to better understand yourself or have a desire to improve your overall quality of life. We can work together to identify your specific challenges and find solutions to coping with those difficulties. I welcome you to come and embark on a new journey to finding your best self.
Do you struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, or ADHD? Maybe you are trying to find your way through recent life changes such as divorce, stress brought on by health or financial issues, or family dysfunction. Perhaps you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) who struggles to make their way in the world authentically. Maybe you seek an opportunity to better understand yourself or have a desire to improve your overall quality of life. We can work together to identify your specific challenges and find solutions to coping with those difficulties. I welcome you to come and embark on a new journey to finding your best self.
(443) 903-2661 View (443) 903-2661
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Amy Heikkinen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157
Carroll Creative Therapy is a psychotherapy practice serving clients of all ages, and provides evidence-based play therapy for children. For older children and teens, we combine strategies and wisdom from play therapy along with traditional talk therapy, often using age-appropriate tools like the creative arts, video games, and social media. Our work with adults tends to look more like traditional talk therapy, but incorporates many of these same elements through conversation. We are also proud to support gender-diverse and LGBTQ+ clients of all ages, and have a deep knowledge of the community.
Carroll Creative Therapy is a psychotherapy practice serving clients of all ages, and provides evidence-based play therapy for children. For older children and teens, we combine strategies and wisdom from play therapy along with traditional talk therapy, often using age-appropriate tools like the creative arts, video games, and social media. Our work with adults tends to look more like traditional talk therapy, but incorporates many of these same elements through conversation. We are also proud to support gender-diverse and LGBTQ+ clients of all ages, and have a deep knowledge of the community.
(443) 201-7850 View (443) 201-7850
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Alayne Holland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Although I have a special place in my heart working with kids, I have experience in and thoroughly enjoy working with any demographic. I began my career working with low income families, helping them form stronger bonds, feel happier, and be healthier. Over time, I've gained experience in working with young and older adults, from any background, any race, and/or culture. I've helped many dive deep into their past and manage many identified concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and interpersonal issues. If your goal is to feel healthy, productive, and engaged in life again, let's work together.
Although I have a special place in my heart working with kids, I have experience in and thoroughly enjoy working with any demographic. I began my career working with low income families, helping them form stronger bonds, feel happier, and be healthier. Over time, I've gained experience in working with young and older adults, from any background, any race, and/or culture. I've helped many dive deep into their past and manage many identified concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and interpersonal issues. If your goal is to feel healthy, productive, and engaged in life again, let's work together.
(240) 719-5916 View (240) 719-5916
Carla Earl Trump
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157
I am a holistic therapist and clinical supervisor who focuses upon body, mind, and spirit. My ideal client is ready to face their difficulties in an open and honest manner through individual growth and healing. I am a generalist. The populations I serve include individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and my specialty is families wanting guidance in making changes to experience their healthiest physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being.
I am a holistic therapist and clinical supervisor who focuses upon body, mind, and spirit. My ideal client is ready to face their difficulties in an open and honest manner through individual growth and healing. I am a generalist. The populations I serve include individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and my specialty is families wanting guidance in making changes to experience their healthiest physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being.
(410) 639-3739 View (410) 639-3739
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Kimberly Lowman
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, MD 21157
I have two years of experience working specifically with the Substance Abuse population and Co-occurring Disorders as well as clients that have a criminal justice background. I have worked with adults, adolescents, and children as young as six years old. I have experience working with clients with Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, and Stress Management. I enjoy working with adults, the LGBTQAI+ community, as well as individuals from diverse populations/backgrounds, and adolescents.
I have two years of experience working specifically with the Substance Abuse population and Co-occurring Disorders as well as clients that have a criminal justice background. I have worked with adults, adolescents, and children as young as six years old. I have experience working with clients with Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, and Stress Management. I enjoy working with adults, the LGBTQAI+ community, as well as individuals from diverse populations/backgrounds, and adolescents.
(410) 834-4112 View (410) 834-4112
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Heather Mae Stackus
Counselor, MEd, LCPC, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, MD 21158  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with children! I do see adults, families, and couples to help strengthen parenting skills, boundary setting, communication, decision making, and behavioral management. I assist with the development of emotional intelligence including self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, and empathy for others. I see ages 3+. I offer reunification therapy and family counseling for high conflict cases.
I specialize in working with children! I do see adults, families, and couples to help strengthen parenting skills, boundary setting, communication, decision making, and behavioral management. I assist with the development of emotional intelligence including self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, and empathy for others. I see ages 3+. I offer reunification therapy and family counseling for high conflict cases.
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Changing Destiny Counseling
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, MD 21157
I am a caring, compassionate therapist who has worked extensively with preteens, adolescents and adults struggling with mental health difficulties, conflict, and adjustment problems, including difficult life transitions, grief and bereavement. In addition, I provide a supportive environment for couples/marital counseling. I am also well-versed in assisting individuals who provide care for loved ones with life-threatening illnesses/conditions, special needs and/or disabilities. I have worked with children and teens in non-public special education settings, with at-risk youth in a group-home environment, and with adults/teens in an outpatient counseling center, offering mental health as well as addictions counseling.
I am a caring, compassionate therapist who has worked extensively with preteens, adolescents and adults struggling with mental health difficulties, conflict, and adjustment problems, including difficult life transitions, grief and bereavement. In addition, I provide a supportive environment for couples/marital counseling. I am also well-versed in assisting individuals who provide care for loved ones with life-threatening illnesses/conditions, special needs and/or disabilities. I have worked with children and teens in non-public special education settings, with at-risk youth in a group-home environment, and with adults/teens in an outpatient counseling center, offering mental health as well as addictions counseling.
(410) 406-1027 View (410) 406-1027
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Tina Brown
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CDBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, MD 21158
Chances are, if you are looking at this site, you have become increasingly aware of your desire to make changes in your life, and have decided to take action. Good for you! For more than 10 years, I have joined with clients, accompanying them throughout the process of creating inner growth, compassionate self-awareness, and lasting change. I meet each person where they are on their unique journey, and gently guide them to a place of calm within along the way. It is from this place that I believe life's challenges can most successfully be met.
Chances are, if you are looking at this site, you have become increasingly aware of your desire to make changes in your life, and have decided to take action. Good for you! For more than 10 years, I have joined with clients, accompanying them throughout the process of creating inner growth, compassionate self-awareness, and lasting change. I meet each person where they are on their unique journey, and gently guide them to a place of calm within along the way. It is from this place that I believe life's challenges can most successfully be met.
(443) 453-5844 View (443) 453-5844
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Rachel Baldwin
Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). My child focuses are in ADHD, autism, special education, anxiety, and trauma, while adults are complex trauma, attachment disorders, and first responders. My goal as a counselor is to compassionately help you with processing, healing, and understanding your emotional, behavioral, psychological, and cultural self as a whole mind and body approach. I utilizes creative expressive therapy, humanistic, and positive-solution focus within a cognitive behavioral therapy approach.
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). My child focuses are in ADHD, autism, special education, anxiety, and trauma, while adults are complex trauma, attachment disorders, and first responders. My goal as a counselor is to compassionately help you with processing, healing, and understanding your emotional, behavioral, psychological, and cultural self as a whole mind and body approach. I utilizes creative expressive therapy, humanistic, and positive-solution focus within a cognitive behavioral therapy approach.
(443) 727-1248 View (443) 727-1248
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Josh Foster
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, MD 21157  (Online Only)
You were so determined that your Happily Ever After fairytale would be better than any Hallmark movie. Except when it comes to your life? You think you've seen this film before, & you didn’t like the ending(s). The magic of the movies made it look so easy. But all these roles you’re expected to play to perfection… love interest, stressed professional, kick-ass parent, funny sidekick, unpaid Uber driver, caring sister, Christmas enthusiast who moves back to their hometown - leaves no space for you. And you’re fucking tired. But maybe, you (keep) telling yourself, if you try just a little harder, you can make it work.
You were so determined that your Happily Ever After fairytale would be better than any Hallmark movie. Except when it comes to your life? You think you've seen this film before, & you didn’t like the ending(s). The magic of the movies made it look so easy. But all these roles you’re expected to play to perfection… love interest, stressed professional, kick-ass parent, funny sidekick, unpaid Uber driver, caring sister, Christmas enthusiast who moves back to their hometown - leaves no space for you. And you’re fucking tired. But maybe, you (keep) telling yourself, if you try just a little harder, you can make it work.
(410) 834-3647 View (410) 834-3647
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Laura Lane Therapy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, MD 21157
I have worked with many clients who have experienced trauma as children, & teens and this emotional pain haunts them for years. Sometimes they know the reason for the emotional pain but often the reason is buried and all they have are the overwhelming feelings of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, worthlessness, shame, and more. These feelings have them paralyzed, often unable to hold down a job or be in a relationship. I've worked with many of these clients to help them discover the cause of these feelings, to talk about the emotional pain, to help them heal. I offer Christian Counseling to those who are interested.
I have worked with many clients who have experienced trauma as children, & teens and this emotional pain haunts them for years. Sometimes they know the reason for the emotional pain but often the reason is buried and all they have are the overwhelming feelings of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, worthlessness, shame, and more. These feelings have them paralyzed, often unable to hold down a job or be in a relationship. I've worked with many of these clients to help them discover the cause of these feelings, to talk about the emotional pain, to help them heal. I offer Christian Counseling to those who are interested.
(443) 251-3930 View (443) 251-3930
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David Grow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults. Additionally, I offer marital counseling and family counseling. Does life feel like it is getting the better of you? I help people who feel overwhelmed by life's circumstances find success and personal enrichment. I am confident that no matter the reasons your are seeking therapy, we will successfully resolve the difficulties. Before opening my own practice, I worked at the Villa Maria Continuum in Westminster. I then accepted a commission in the military where I helped people in some of the most hostile environments.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults. Additionally, I offer marital counseling and family counseling. Does life feel like it is getting the better of you? I help people who feel overwhelmed by life's circumstances find success and personal enrichment. I am confident that no matter the reasons your are seeking therapy, we will successfully resolve the difficulties. Before opening my own practice, I worked at the Villa Maria Continuum in Westminster. I then accepted a commission in the military where I helped people in some of the most hostile environments.
(443) 214-3231 View (443) 214-3231
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Angela Keck
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, MD 21157  (Online Only)
My goal is to help people lead happier more content lives. I hope to build a relationship in which you feel secure in the knowledge that I am here to help you and truly want to see you achieve a more content you. Counseling is just like life in that you get out of it what you put into it. Counseling requires courage. In going through the difficult parts though, you will come out stronger and more capable of living the life you desire. I can’t “fix” you (you’re not broken even if it feels that way). What I’ll do is work along side you to get through those tough things that are going on inside or around you.
My goal is to help people lead happier more content lives. I hope to build a relationship in which you feel secure in the knowledge that I am here to help you and truly want to see you achieve a more content you. Counseling is just like life in that you get out of it what you put into it. Counseling requires courage. In going through the difficult parts though, you will come out stronger and more capable of living the life you desire. I can’t “fix” you (you’re not broken even if it feels that way). What I’ll do is work along side you to get through those tough things that are going on inside or around you.
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Jodie Foster
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, and I have been providing individual and family therapy services to children, teenagers, adults, and families for over 20 years. I began my current practice in order to provide a more private and comfortable place for my clients and to be able to more fully meet their needs. My goal is to provide a welcoming, compassionate, comfortable and safe place for individuals and families to receive help. Every family and every individual is unique, and I enjoy tailoring my treatment methods to the specific needs of each client and/or family.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, and I have been providing individual and family therapy services to children, teenagers, adults, and families for over 20 years. I began my current practice in order to provide a more private and comfortable place for my clients and to be able to more fully meet their needs. My goal is to provide a welcoming, compassionate, comfortable and safe place for individuals and families to receive help. Every family and every individual is unique, and I enjoy tailoring my treatment methods to the specific needs of each client and/or family.
(443) 986-9489 View (443) 986-9489
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Rayelle Maucher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157
Hi! I have been working in this field for almost 15 years and am honored to have experience working with families, marriages and individuals, supporting them through all of life's hardest challenges. I have loved working with couples healing their disagreements and communication patterns, but I also enjoy my work with individuals who are committed to healing from their past hurts and traumas, grieving their losses and moving into fuller, healthier relationships with deeper levels of intimacy.
Hi! I have been working in this field for almost 15 years and am honored to have experience working with families, marriages and individuals, supporting them through all of life's hardest challenges. I have loved working with couples healing their disagreements and communication patterns, but I also enjoy my work with individuals who are committed to healing from their past hurts and traumas, grieving their losses and moving into fuller, healthier relationships with deeper levels of intimacy.
(410) 339-8939 View (410) 339-8939
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Amanda Gibbons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157  (Online Only)
Hello! I am so glad that you are seeking support during your current life challenge. I'm Amanda, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker! With a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, and Grief counseling, I'm dedicated to supporting individuals through life's transitions. I work with adolescents and adults aged 10 and above, providing compassionate care for issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Executive Functioning difficulties, Grief, Conception Challenges, Birth Trauma, Pregnancy Anxiety, Post-partum mental health, and Stress management.
Hello! I am so glad that you are seeking support during your current life challenge. I'm Amanda, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker! With a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, and Grief counseling, I'm dedicated to supporting individuals through life's transitions. I work with adolescents and adults aged 10 and above, providing compassionate care for issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Executive Functioning difficulties, Grief, Conception Challenges, Birth Trauma, Pregnancy Anxiety, Post-partum mental health, and Stress management.
(667) 213-5854 View (667) 213-5854
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Mary Lynne Ziegler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157
Waitlist for new clients
Licensed in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, my goal is to facilitate in individuals a transformation in mind, body and spirit. I am committed to the restoration of married couples and families overwhelmed by stress, trauma, addiction and mental illness. I believe most people just need a little guidance and mentoring to make radical changes in their life which will help improve the lives of their loved ones and their communities. It is a privelege to journey with individuals as painful life experiences make way for inner healing and joy. I also offer "LIFE COACHING" to assist persons In realizing their true potential and vocation.
Licensed in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, my goal is to facilitate in individuals a transformation in mind, body and spirit. I am committed to the restoration of married couples and families overwhelmed by stress, trauma, addiction and mental illness. I believe most people just need a little guidance and mentoring to make radical changes in their life which will help improve the lives of their loved ones and their communities. It is a privelege to journey with individuals as painful life experiences make way for inner healing and joy. I also offer "LIFE COACHING" to assist persons In realizing their true potential and vocation.
(410) 927-5022 View (410) 927-5022

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Westminster, MD

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Westminster, MD who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
71% Stress
67% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% CareFirst
70% Cigna and Evernorth
69% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Westminster, MD see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westminster?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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