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Jessica B Whyte
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NFB
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
I am a licensed professional counselor, specializing in therapies (Neurofeedback, Play Therapy, Yoga) which have been demonstrated by neuroscience to be effective tools in addressing symptoms and causes of ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, TBI, tinnitus, chronic pain and some mood disorders. I believe that our bodies and minds are inextricably connected and have an enormous capacity not only to heal anything that ails us, but to take us beyond healing- to a state in which we are able to thrive. My passion is using Neurofeedback to restore, rebalance, and retrain brainwaves in the direction of health and happiness, while supporting and empowering my clients as they reclaim the thriving lives that they were meant to live.
I am a licensed professional counselor, specializing in therapies (Neurofeedback, Play Therapy, Yoga) which have been demonstrated by neuroscience to be effective tools in addressing symptoms and causes of ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, TBI, tinnitus, chronic pain and some mood disorders. I believe that our bodies and minds are inextricably connected and have an enormous capacity not only to heal anything that ails us, but to take us beyond healing- to a state in which we are able to thrive. My passion is using Neurofeedback to restore, rebalance, and retrain brainwaves in the direction of health and happiness, while supporting and empowering my clients as they reclaim the thriving lives that they were meant to live.
(678) 967-0848 View (678) 967-0848
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Rhea Gordon
Psychologist, PhD, CPCC
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
My clients are young and older adults, women and men that are highly motivated to grow, learn and change. In therapy we focus on healing, recognizing strengths, maximizing new opportunities and moving powerfully into healthy relationships and life decisions. In coaching we focus on bold visioning, realizing a dream or endeavor, expanding and optimizing meaning, purpose and/or fulfillment in life. Emphasis is always on empowerment, strength based choices, bringing your whole self to bear, producing lasting lifestyle change and helping you clear away what's holding you back so you can courageously choose to thrive.
My clients are young and older adults, women and men that are highly motivated to grow, learn and change. In therapy we focus on healing, recognizing strengths, maximizing new opportunities and moving powerfully into healthy relationships and life decisions. In coaching we focus on bold visioning, realizing a dream or endeavor, expanding and optimizing meaning, purpose and/or fulfillment in life. Emphasis is always on empowerment, strength based choices, bringing your whole self to bear, producing lasting lifestyle change and helping you clear away what's holding you back so you can courageously choose to thrive.
(678) 971-3686 View (678) 971-3686
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Olga A Attebery
Associate Professional Counselor, LAMFT, LAPC, CCBRT-C, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
Sometimes in the midst of struggle, it is hard to be hopeful. When it is hard, it is my privilege to hold that hope for you. I work with both men and women, as well as couples. I am passionate about working with couples through affair recovery and other difficult transitions. I am trained in the Gottman method and use this approach along with techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help my couples reach their relationship goals. I also have a passion for working with trauma, grief and loss; and as a first-generation American, the complexities of a multicultural existence.
Sometimes in the midst of struggle, it is hard to be hopeful. When it is hard, it is my privilege to hold that hope for you. I work with both men and women, as well as couples. I am passionate about working with couples through affair recovery and other difficult transitions. I am trained in the Gottman method and use this approach along with techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help my couples reach their relationship goals. I also have a passion for working with trauma, grief and loss; and as a first-generation American, the complexities of a multicultural existence.
(404) 620-2263 View (404) 620-2263
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Jannah Goodell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, CCH
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
Not accepting new clients
Would you like help in unraveling your personal, career, relationship, or creativity blocks? Are you looking for relief and positive change from anxiety, depression, relationship or work stressors, or navigating difficult life transitions? Problems can arise and develop over time from a variety of sources, both current and past. Do you want to resolve or manage counterproductive thinking or behavior patterns, so that you can move forward into more fulfilling life directions and relationships? Expanding mental/emotional flexibility & balance require care and attention to grow our sense of wellness, awareness, and appreciation.
Would you like help in unraveling your personal, career, relationship, or creativity blocks? Are you looking for relief and positive change from anxiety, depression, relationship or work stressors, or navigating difficult life transitions? Problems can arise and develop over time from a variety of sources, both current and past. Do you want to resolve or manage counterproductive thinking or behavior patterns, so that you can move forward into more fulfilling life directions and relationships? Expanding mental/emotional flexibility & balance require care and attention to grow our sense of wellness, awareness, and appreciation.
(678) 931-8016 View (678) 931-8016
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Melissa Kulick
Psychologist, PhD, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
"Real healing can begin only when we finally learn to be present in the places where we have been absent." So many of us find ourselves repeating patterns of behavior we consciously experience a desire to let go of. What keeps us stuck is that we are disconnected from the places within us where our actions come from. My work with clients focuses on uncovering truth, with compassion and without judgment. My approach to therapy centers on the belief that "healing is making whole." Attention is, therefore, given to the whole of the individual: mind, heart, body and soul.
"Real healing can begin only when we finally learn to be present in the places where we have been absent." So many of us find ourselves repeating patterns of behavior we consciously experience a desire to let go of. What keeps us stuck is that we are disconnected from the places within us where our actions come from. My work with clients focuses on uncovering truth, with compassion and without judgment. My approach to therapy centers on the belief that "healing is making whole." Attention is, therefore, given to the whole of the individual: mind, heart, body and soul.
(404) 566-5093 View (404) 566-5093
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Aspen Grove Counseling and Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
You've been thinking about reaching out to a therapist for a while now, but it feels so hard to find someone who's a good fit. You've searched the internet looking for a therapist that you can relate with. Maybe you've even reached out to a therapist or two only to find that they are not taking new clients, or worse, they never even called you back. Finding help shouldn't be this hard! Whether you are looking for a couples therapist to help navigate a difficult time with your partner, or if you are coming to therapy on your own because you haven't been feeling like yourself and you could use a little extra help, we are here for you.
You've been thinking about reaching out to a therapist for a while now, but it feels so hard to find someone who's a good fit. You've searched the internet looking for a therapist that you can relate with. Maybe you've even reached out to a therapist or two only to find that they are not taking new clients, or worse, they never even called you back. Finding help shouldn't be this hard! Whether you are looking for a couples therapist to help navigate a difficult time with your partner, or if you are coming to therapy on your own because you haven't been feeling like yourself and you could use a little extra help, we are here for you.
(770) 464-5240 View (770) 464-5240
Photo of Valarie Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30033, GA
Valarie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
I believe that we have all that we need already inside of us - therapy can be a process of uncovering those things that we’ve forgotten or unlearned. Whether you’re wanting to better manage anxiety and/or depression, increase communication and relationship skills or are interested in exploring more depth work, I’m excited that you’re considering therapy. I'll partner with you and we'll work together as you dig deeper, uncover insights, and make changes that can result in a life better than you ever imagined. I’ll help you find your own truth and to grow more fully into yourself.
I believe that we have all that we need already inside of us - therapy can be a process of uncovering those things that we’ve forgotten or unlearned. Whether you’re wanting to better manage anxiety and/or depression, increase communication and relationship skills or are interested in exploring more depth work, I’m excited that you’re considering therapy. I'll partner with you and we'll work together as you dig deeper, uncover insights, and make changes that can result in a life better than you ever imagined. I’ll help you find your own truth and to grow more fully into yourself.
(404) 390-2171 View (404) 390-2171
Photo of Hannah Townsend, Pre-Licensed Professional in 30033, GA
Hannah Townsend
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
I am passionate about working with clients of all sexualities, sexual practices, and backgrounds surrounding intimacy, childhood trauma, sex/ sexuality concerns, and relational discord. I believe these concerns are a result of underlying factors caused by intergenerational family systems, societal shame, challenges with coping with mental health during stressful events, lack of true understanding/ connection with self, and lack of access to helpful resources for guidance.
I am passionate about working with clients of all sexualities, sexual practices, and backgrounds surrounding intimacy, childhood trauma, sex/ sexuality concerns, and relational discord. I believe these concerns are a result of underlying factors caused by intergenerational family systems, societal shame, challenges with coping with mental health during stressful events, lack of true understanding/ connection with self, and lack of access to helpful resources for guidance.
(470) 613-6438 View (470) 613-6438
Photo of Tenisha Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30033, GA
Tenisha Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033  (Online Only)
I am an Ohio Licensed Independent Social Worker and Georgia Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with people dealing with the challenges of anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, goal setting, and assertiveness. Arcadia Counseling Solutions, LLC emphasizes a strength-based approach to therapy, while implementing cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused skill building. Whether you're having challenges with a significant other, family, friends, or co-workers, I can assist you in identifying ways to develop happy, healthy, positive relationships, with others, but most importantly, with yourself.
I am an Ohio Licensed Independent Social Worker and Georgia Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with people dealing with the challenges of anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, goal setting, and assertiveness. Arcadia Counseling Solutions, LLC emphasizes a strength-based approach to therapy, while implementing cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused skill building. Whether you're having challenges with a significant other, family, friends, or co-workers, I can assist you in identifying ways to develop happy, healthy, positive relationships, with others, but most importantly, with yourself.
(470) 468-2883 View (470) 468-2883
Photo of Jessica Stewart, Counselor in 30033, GA
Jessica Stewart
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
Life throws a lot at you and it can be overwhelming. Rest and self care can feel unobtainable when you are used to being "the strong friend/family member". You are showing up for yourself today just by being here. My goal is to journey with you as learn the skills to break the patterns that keep you stuck. You don’t have to face your stressors alone. I am passionate about helping you navigate your work stress, anxiety, relationship conflicts, trauma, and grief. I aim to provide a safe space where you can come and express the fullness of who you are, learn skills, and embrace your healing journey in wholistic ways.
Life throws a lot at you and it can be overwhelming. Rest and self care can feel unobtainable when you are used to being "the strong friend/family member". You are showing up for yourself today just by being here. My goal is to journey with you as learn the skills to break the patterns that keep you stuck. You don’t have to face your stressors alone. I am passionate about helping you navigate your work stress, anxiety, relationship conflicts, trauma, and grief. I aim to provide a safe space where you can come and express the fullness of who you are, learn skills, and embrace your healing journey in wholistic ways.
(404) 531-7695 View (404) 531-7695
Photo of Adria Hickson, Psychologist in 30033, GA
Adria Hickson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
As a licensed clinical psychologist (GA) and certified school psychologist (GA) I provide psychoeducation and mental health evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults. I also provide individual therapy to adults for depression, anxiety, grief/loss, mood disorders, stress, and life transitions. I am a client-centered therapist who seeks to meet my clients where they are but also encourages them to test the limits and build upon what they have. I believe therapy is a wonderful tool that can be used to help someone through a particularly difficult time while serving as a place to check in on progress.
As a licensed clinical psychologist (GA) and certified school psychologist (GA) I provide psychoeducation and mental health evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults. I also provide individual therapy to adults for depression, anxiety, grief/loss, mood disorders, stress, and life transitions. I am a client-centered therapist who seeks to meet my clients where they are but also encourages them to test the limits and build upon what they have. I believe therapy is a wonderful tool that can be used to help someone through a particularly difficult time while serving as a place to check in on progress.
(404) 600-0572 View (404) 600-0572
Photo of Hunter Sandifer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30033, GA
Hunter Sandifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in work with adolescents, adults, individuals and families. Some of the most common concerns of my clients include depression, anxiety, loss, divorce, trauma, transition issues, coming out and parenting challenges. I have extensive experience in working with adolescents and their families who are in crisis and need a safe environment to find resolution.
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in work with adolescents, adults, individuals and families. Some of the most common concerns of my clients include depression, anxiety, loss, divorce, trauma, transition issues, coming out and parenting challenges. I have extensive experience in working with adolescents and their families who are in crisis and need a safe environment to find resolution.
(404) 341-4707 View (404) 341-4707
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Cyereka D Edouard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
Do you feel as though unhealthy coping skills are preventing you from becoming your "Best Self"? Sometimes in life, we face adverse situations in which we learn to cope using unhealthy skills. This may cause us to feel stuck and wondering why we can't do the things that we know, think, and feel would be helpful? Unhealthy coping behaviors may cause a person to feel stuck and wonder why they aren't progressing. Unfortunately, we continue to use these skills in ways that are no longer beneficial and eventually cause harm to our functioning. Therapy can be helpful in identifying, eliminating, and replacing these harmful behaviors.
Do you feel as though unhealthy coping skills are preventing you from becoming your "Best Self"? Sometimes in life, we face adverse situations in which we learn to cope using unhealthy skills. This may cause us to feel stuck and wondering why we can't do the things that we know, think, and feel would be helpful? Unhealthy coping behaviors may cause a person to feel stuck and wonder why they aren't progressing. Unfortunately, we continue to use these skills in ways that are no longer beneficial and eventually cause harm to our functioning. Therapy can be helpful in identifying, eliminating, and replacing these harmful behaviors.
(678) 903-1683 View (678) 903-1683
Photo of Lauren D Alloy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30033, GA
Lauren D Alloy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
Change is possible! For 20 years I have been helping children, adolescents, and adults to successfully navigate life's challenges.I have been privileged to witness improved self-esteem, decreased anxiety,improved relaionships and increased hope again and again! I see our work together as a joint venture and feel privileged to support, encourage, participate and help navigate as needed. I offer brief treatment for specific challenges and longer-term treatment for more complicated and/or long-standing psychological problems. My approach to treatment is eclectic and and always individually tailored to the particular client or family.
Change is possible! For 20 years I have been helping children, adolescents, and adults to successfully navigate life's challenges.I have been privileged to witness improved self-esteem, decreased anxiety,improved relaionships and increased hope again and again! I see our work together as a joint venture and feel privileged to support, encourage, participate and help navigate as needed. I offer brief treatment for specific challenges and longer-term treatment for more complicated and/or long-standing psychological problems. My approach to treatment is eclectic and and always individually tailored to the particular client or family.
(678) 660-5261 View (678) 660-5261
Photo of Nyambura Kihato, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30033, GA
Nyambura Kihato
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
Do you sometimes find yourself operating from outdated beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you? Such patterns can hold us back and make life seem futile and meaningless, leaving us feeling drained and defeated. They may stem from traumatic experiences, life transitions, unexpected events, and setbacks. However, we can find new meaning and inspiration in life even after major setbacks or traumas. We can rekindle creativity and purpose through therapy. I help people update their belief systems and functioning so they can live and experience more adaptive and fuller versions of themselves.
Do you sometimes find yourself operating from outdated beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you? Such patterns can hold us back and make life seem futile and meaningless, leaving us feeling drained and defeated. They may stem from traumatic experiences, life transitions, unexpected events, and setbacks. However, we can find new meaning and inspiration in life even after major setbacks or traumas. We can rekindle creativity and purpose through therapy. I help people update their belief systems and functioning so they can live and experience more adaptive and fuller versions of themselves.
(678) 582-8425 View (678) 582-8425
Photo of Rusty Godwin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30033, GA
Rusty Godwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
I welcome you and look forward to helping you discover how to live your best life. With over 25 years of successful clinical work, I enjoy teaming up with adolescents, individuals, and families to reclaim their power from the problems that have disrupted their lives and relationships. I seek to create a comfortable healing atmosphere utilizing Narrative, Strength-focused, Cognitive, and Mindfulness therapies where curiosity, humor, and pragmatism assist in leading to meaningful insight. I collaborate with clients to help them re-discover their inherent qualities, valuable in overcoming the challenges that intrude in their lives.
I welcome you and look forward to helping you discover how to live your best life. With over 25 years of successful clinical work, I enjoy teaming up with adolescents, individuals, and families to reclaim their power from the problems that have disrupted their lives and relationships. I seek to create a comfortable healing atmosphere utilizing Narrative, Strength-focused, Cognitive, and Mindfulness therapies where curiosity, humor, and pragmatism assist in leading to meaningful insight. I collaborate with clients to help them re-discover their inherent qualities, valuable in overcoming the challenges that intrude in their lives.
(404) 994-7132 View (404) 994-7132
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Hannah Quackenbush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033  (Online Only)
I have worked in the field of mental health for nearly ten years with a focus on individual and group therapy for the past five. I have experience as well as a passion for working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, experiences of trauma and borderline personality disorder. Sometimes it can be hard to even envision a life beyond your current struggles. We will work together to explore what is the life you want to be living and strategies to get you there.
I have worked in the field of mental health for nearly ten years with a focus on individual and group therapy for the past five. I have experience as well as a passion for working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, experiences of trauma and borderline personality disorder. Sometimes it can be hard to even envision a life beyond your current struggles. We will work together to explore what is the life you want to be living and strategies to get you there.
(470) 613-5148 View (470) 613-5148
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Dr. Émilie Ellis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! I work primarily with LGBTQ+ people who have experienced trauma and are looking to improve their lives. This might be wanting to feel less anxious or depressed, have healthier relationships, have a deeper knowledge of yourself, or something else. I also have a particular interest in working with clients living with disabilities and chronic conditions, especially those who are "in transition" from non-disabled to disabled. I am a Qualifying WPATH Member and can provide mental health services for individuals looking for support specific to gender-related topics, like social & medical transitioning.
Accepting new clients! I work primarily with LGBTQ+ people who have experienced trauma and are looking to improve their lives. This might be wanting to feel less anxious or depressed, have healthier relationships, have a deeper knowledge of yourself, or something else. I also have a particular interest in working with clients living with disabilities and chronic conditions, especially those who are "in transition" from non-disabled to disabled. I am a Qualifying WPATH Member and can provide mental health services for individuals looking for support specific to gender-related topics, like social & medical transitioning.
(404) 620-6620 View (404) 620-6620
Photo of Marcy Victor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30033, GA
Marcy Victor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH, BCC, CHT
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There are times when we desire a change or transformation in our lives. Our work together is heart centered and focused on getting you moving forward. I use different modalities according to your needs and acceptance levels for going to a deeper level of consciousness and feeling. We will creatively explore your life issues with a goal of empowerment and self-efficacy. Together, we will address any fears that are keeping you from moving forward, determine your resources and support, and make a plan to help you move in the direction you desire. If you don't know the direction yet, we will begin the work with self-exploration.
There are times when we desire a change or transformation in our lives. Our work together is heart centered and focused on getting you moving forward. I use different modalities according to your needs and acceptance levels for going to a deeper level of consciousness and feeling. We will creatively explore your life issues with a goal of empowerment and self-efficacy. Together, we will address any fears that are keeping you from moving forward, determine your resources and support, and make a plan to help you move in the direction you desire. If you don't know the direction yet, we will begin the work with self-exploration.
(404) 586-4621 View (404) 586-4621
Photo of Joyce Kohlenberg Kinnard, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30033, GA
Joyce Kohlenberg Kinnard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
Are you feeling a lot of anxiety? Having problems with relationships? I am here to offer a calm and supportive space for you. My therapy practice is rooted in years of experience working with people as an attorney--now I enjoy supporting people on their path towards personal healing and growth. We are living in stressful times; I look forward to working with you as you discover more clarity and strength.
Are you feeling a lot of anxiety? Having problems with relationships? I am here to offer a calm and supportive space for you. My therapy practice is rooted in years of experience working with people as an attorney--now I enjoy supporting people on their path towards personal healing and growth. We are living in stressful times; I look forward to working with you as you discover more clarity and strength.
(404) 994-3572 View (404) 994-3572

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30033

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 30033 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
68% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
60% Cigna and Evernorth
48% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30033 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
14% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30033?

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.