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Nickole Bush
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, GA 30157  (Online Only)
Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you feeling disconnected, misunderstood, stressed, betrayed, or just at your wits end trying to understand and be understood by the people that you love, care for and associate with most in your life? Are you newly engaged and need some tools to make sure your marriage is one that last? If the answer is yes, let us help you heal current and past hurts while building a solid foundation for a healthy relationship.
Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you feeling disconnected, misunderstood, stressed, betrayed, or just at your wits end trying to understand and be understood by the people that you love, care for and associate with most in your life? Are you newly engaged and need some tools to make sure your marriage is one that last? If the answer is yes, let us help you heal current and past hurts while building a solid foundation for a healthy relationship.
(678) 918-4897 View (678) 918-4897
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Delicia Julien
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157  (Online Only)
You've been having a hard time with the one (or several) of the following things: connecting with your emotions, figuring out your life, finding a healthy work/life balance, or coping with anxiety, stress, anger, or grief. Everyone says things will get better but you're still waiting for "better". What's worse, you don't feel comfortable talking about your issues in detail with your friends and family. You know they mean well, but they don't seem to get it and you wish you could talk to someone about your concerns without being judged or being looked at as a "crazy person." You just want to feel better.
You've been having a hard time with the one (or several) of the following things: connecting with your emotions, figuring out your life, finding a healthy work/life balance, or coping with anxiety, stress, anger, or grief. Everyone says things will get better but you're still waiting for "better". What's worse, you don't feel comfortable talking about your issues in detail with your friends and family. You know they mean well, but they don't seem to get it and you wish you could talk to someone about your concerns without being judged or being looked at as a "crazy person." You just want to feel better.
(678) 218-4945 View (678) 218-4945
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Lauren Baird
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157
Lauren Baird is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in counseling, individual and family therapy, telehealth services, outreach, crisis management, experiential therapy, and advocacy. She also specializes in consultation regarding the treatment of individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness. Her goal is to help her clients meet their goals by focusing on developing relationships and creating personalized treatment plans. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to mental health care. Lauren looks forward to meeting and learning about each and every individual she works with.
Lauren Baird is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in counseling, individual and family therapy, telehealth services, outreach, crisis management, experiential therapy, and advocacy. She also specializes in consultation regarding the treatment of individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness. Her goal is to help her clients meet their goals by focusing on developing relationships and creating personalized treatment plans. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to mental health care. Lauren looks forward to meeting and learning about each and every individual she works with.
(470) 835-4927 View (470) 835-4927
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Frances Farmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157
Frances Farmer is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with 6 years of experience in the profession. She assists individuals from Generation X to Z, tackling the problems of everyday life. Frances' areas of expertise include women's issues, trauma & PTSD, life transitions, and domestic abuse. Frances received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Georgia.
Frances Farmer is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with 6 years of experience in the profession. She assists individuals from Generation X to Z, tackling the problems of everyday life. Frances' areas of expertise include women's issues, trauma & PTSD, life transitions, and domestic abuse. Frances received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Georgia.
(470) 589-5971 View (470) 589-5971
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Linda S Williamson-Kersey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSW, MS, CASAC, CACD ll
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157  (Online Only)
I believe that individuals should have a supportive and safe space for self-exploration and to address their issues. Whether it is low self-esteem, depression, anxiety or trauma, through therapies and coping skills/strategies, an individual can become a better version of themself. "Unpacking your stuff" can seem like a daunting endeavor, however, "feel the fear and do it anyway!" Evaluating/re-framing core beliefs and patterns often alleviates unhealthy and unproductive behaviors. Moving towards self-advocacy and self-empowerment can result in a significant change in the quality of your life.
I believe that individuals should have a supportive and safe space for self-exploration and to address their issues. Whether it is low self-esteem, depression, anxiety or trauma, through therapies and coping skills/strategies, an individual can become a better version of themself. "Unpacking your stuff" can seem like a daunting endeavor, however, "feel the fear and do it anyway!" Evaluating/re-framing core beliefs and patterns often alleviates unhealthy and unproductive behaviors. Moving towards self-advocacy and self-empowerment can result in a significant change in the quality of your life.
(678) 324-4818 View (678) 324-4818
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Journey 4 Hope Counseling Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dallas, GA 30157
No matter where you are in your journey, there is hope! Sometimes our journey brings challenges that are difficult to navigate and we find ourselves overwhelmed, wondering how we will get through; but there is hope! Whether you are facing individual or family challenges, Journey 4 Hope is here to help you become empowered, restored, build and thrive along your life's journey.
No matter where you are in your journey, there is hope! Sometimes our journey brings challenges that are difficult to navigate and we find ourselves overwhelmed, wondering how we will get through; but there is hope! Whether you are facing individual or family challenges, Journey 4 Hope is here to help you become empowered, restored, build and thrive along your life's journey.
(678) 325-4848 View (678) 325-4848
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Suzette D Blount
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157  (Online Only)
Do you feel depressed, anxious, or are unable to identify what is really going on with you? Maybe you need someone to listen to you or help solve the problems you have been dealing with for some time now. Do you feel hopeless and as if the world is on your shoulders? Experiencing a change or life altering situation? Counseling can help bring a new perspective and teach you different ways of solving a problem or go through a crisis. I am able to provide a person-centered, and integrative style of counseling. I offer online and telephone counseling.
Do you feel depressed, anxious, or are unable to identify what is really going on with you? Maybe you need someone to listen to you or help solve the problems you have been dealing with for some time now. Do you feel hopeless and as if the world is on your shoulders? Experiencing a change or life altering situation? Counseling can help bring a new perspective and teach you different ways of solving a problem or go through a crisis. I am able to provide a person-centered, and integrative style of counseling. I offer online and telephone counseling.
(678) 929-5234 View (678) 929-5234
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Kristina S Joseph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157
I specialize in helping women gaining or regaining control of their lives. Sometimes we feel as though we are just going through the motions of life just to get by all the while, life is passing us by. Sometimes we are unhappy without understanding why or what to do about it. Sometimes we hold on to the troubling chapters of our lives and it denies us the ability to move forward and truly enjoy the rest of our lives. I work with clients to help them own the good, the bad, the ugly and all the messy parts in between parts of their lives so they can embrace their best selves.
I specialize in helping women gaining or regaining control of their lives. Sometimes we feel as though we are just going through the motions of life just to get by all the while, life is passing us by. Sometimes we are unhappy without understanding why or what to do about it. Sometimes we hold on to the troubling chapters of our lives and it denies us the ability to move forward and truly enjoy the rest of our lives. I work with clients to help them own the good, the bad, the ugly and all the messy parts in between parts of their lives so they can embrace their best selves.
(770) 322-4894 View (770) 322-4894
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Macy Preston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157
Macy Preston is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of experience in counseling and direct case management. Most of her career has been spent with children and families in the midst of homelessness, foster care, and/or adoption, so she is no stranger to walking alongside others in their lowest valleys and on their highest mountains. She also has worked with many adults and couples as they navigate depression, grief and loss, anxiety, and relationship issues. With a background in psychology and a continued interest in the way that our brains impact our lives, Macy works with each unique client to untangle the white noise.
Macy Preston is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of experience in counseling and direct case management. Most of her career has been spent with children and families in the midst of homelessness, foster care, and/or adoption, so she is no stranger to walking alongside others in their lowest valleys and on their highest mountains. She also has worked with many adults and couples as they navigate depression, grief and loss, anxiety, and relationship issues. With a background in psychology and a continued interest in the way that our brains impact our lives, Macy works with each unique client to untangle the white noise.
(470) 412-8915 View (470) 412-8915
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Dr. Michele Balthrope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with 30 years of experience in the field of social work, human services, and counseling. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work, NYC and my Ph.D. in Human Services, with a specialization in community and social programs from Capella University, Minnesota. Additionally, I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS-II).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with 30 years of experience in the field of social work, human services, and counseling. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work, NYC and my Ph.D. in Human Services, with a specialization in community and social programs from Capella University, Minnesota. Additionally, I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS-II).
(678) 853-7850 View (678) 853-7850
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Rising Hope Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CATP
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157
Brittany Carter, MSW, LCSW is the owner and primary therapist of Rising Hope Therapy LLC. I specialize in behavior issues and trauma. I work with adults, children, and families. I am a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP). Engaging through an empathic and fun approach, individuals work through their struggles...leading to more fulfilling lives and improved relationships! Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), expressive therapies (art, drama, music, etc), and CBT are my most heavily used forms of treatment.
Brittany Carter, MSW, LCSW is the owner and primary therapist of Rising Hope Therapy LLC. I specialize in behavior issues and trauma. I work with adults, children, and families. I am a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP). Engaging through an empathic and fun approach, individuals work through their struggles...leading to more fulfilling lives and improved relationships! Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), expressive therapies (art, drama, music, etc), and CBT are my most heavily used forms of treatment.
(470) 842-3307 View (470) 842-3307
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Natalie A. N. Elliott
LPC, MFT
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, who is truly passionate about empowering and providing evidence-based therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I utilize a positive, collaborative, and person-centered approach to assist clients in meeting their goals and developing skills to reach their fullest potential. To do so, I practice a blend of therapeutic techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Marriage & Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and Trauma Focused Therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, who is truly passionate about empowering and providing evidence-based therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I utilize a positive, collaborative, and person-centered approach to assist clients in meeting their goals and developing skills to reach their fullest potential. To do so, I practice a blend of therapeutic techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Marriage & Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and Trauma Focused Therapy.
(678) 338-8741 View (678) 338-8741
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Lisa Bradley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157  (Online Only)
Lisa Bradley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 10 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors who are struggling to cope with concerns or conditions related to anxiety, stress, depression, pregnancy-related issues, low self-esteem, women’s issues, and more. Lisa earned her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from the University of West Georgia and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She recently became trained as a Certified Grief Specialist.
Lisa Bradley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with more than 10 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors who are struggling to cope with concerns or conditions related to anxiety, stress, depression, pregnancy-related issues, low self-esteem, women’s issues, and more. Lisa earned her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from the University of West Georgia and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She recently became trained as a Certified Grief Specialist.
(470) 227-8226 View (470) 227-8226
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Debra Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157
Deb Price is a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia for more than 25 years combined. She is committed to helping others find hope in their circumstances and discovering new and unique ways to see their situations through a new or different lens. Using cognitive behavioral therapy, a person-centered approach, or whatever speaks to her audience, Deb is able to reach others to promote growth and overall progress in their day-to-day lives.
Deb Price is a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia for more than 25 years combined. She is committed to helping others find hope in their circumstances and discovering new and unique ways to see their situations through a new or different lens. Using cognitive behavioral therapy, a person-centered approach, or whatever speaks to her audience, Deb is able to reach others to promote growth and overall progress in their day-to-day lives.
(470) 722-2857 View (470) 722-2857
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Baindu Akinrotiba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157
Baindu Akinrotiba is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with over 15 years of experience in the community support and mental health fields. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families thrive throughout life's journeys. Baindu specializes in child therapy, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, women's issues, and family support. Baindu is an international early child development expert, community and family engagement resource, and an adult/older adult life transition supporter.
Baindu Akinrotiba is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with over 15 years of experience in the community support and mental health fields. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families thrive throughout life's journeys. Baindu specializes in child therapy, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, women's issues, and family support. Baindu is an international early child development expert, community and family engagement resource, and an adult/older adult life transition supporter.
(470) 683-6667 View (470) 683-6667
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Shannon Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157
As a teen, I was different and experienced a lot of loneliness due to that feeling of being different. It would have been so helpful to have had someone to talk to and help me through those times in my life. In my 20s, I went through more dark times and found a therapist the helped me so much and inspired me to help others. I want all people to know that they do not have to walk life's hard times alone and that their story matters to someone.
As a teen, I was different and experienced a lot of loneliness due to that feeling of being different. It would have been so helpful to have had someone to talk to and help me through those times in my life. In my 20s, I went through more dark times and found a therapist the helped me so much and inspired me to help others. I want all people to know that they do not have to walk life's hard times alone and that their story matters to someone.
(470) 722-2711 View (470) 722-2711
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Confidently Me
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, GA 30157
Here at Confidently Me, we understand you are seeking solutions and we want to help. Our goal is to reduce the sadness, anger, anxiety, or stress you are experiencing. Here is a place where we invite you to learn more about your needs and the most effective ways of addressing them. Here is a place where we invite you to explore and gain clarity on who you are and want you want from life. If you are open to learning and making changes this is a place for you!
Here at Confidently Me, we understand you are seeking solutions and we want to help. Our goal is to reduce the sadness, anger, anxiety, or stress you are experiencing. Here is a place where we invite you to learn more about your needs and the most effective ways of addressing them. Here is a place where we invite you to explore and gain clarity on who you are and want you want from life. If you are open to learning and making changes this is a place for you!
(470) 619-4735 View (470) 619-4735
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Kiera Rhodes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, GA 30157  (Online Only)
Kiera Rhodes is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents and adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Kiera specializes in depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and substance use issues. She is a former mental health group therapist for adolescents. Her broad professional experience with adolescents, young, and middle-aged adults enables her to provide the guidance and support that her clients of all ages are seeking.
Kiera Rhodes is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adolescents and adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Kiera specializes in depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and substance use issues. She is a former mental health group therapist for adolescents. Her broad professional experience with adolescents, young, and middle-aged adults enables her to provide the guidance and support that her clients of all ages are seeking.
(470) 660-3008 View (470) 660-3008
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Melinda F Brown
Counselor, MA, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, GA 30157
I love working with children. I see children beginning at age 6. Today children face issues that were not present 10-15 years ago, things like the effects of social media, anxiety, bullying, divorce, low self esteem and many other issues. My goal is to help children through the use of play and art therapy techniques work though their issues. I also see adolescents and adults. In their sessions, I offer art therapy techniques, and talk therapy. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Client Centered Therapy in my sessions.
I love working with children. I see children beginning at age 6. Today children face issues that were not present 10-15 years ago, things like the effects of social media, anxiety, bullying, divorce, low self esteem and many other issues. My goal is to help children through the use of play and art therapy techniques work though their issues. I also see adolescents and adults. In their sessions, I offer art therapy techniques, and talk therapy. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Client Centered Therapy in my sessions.
(678) 719-4540 View (678) 719-4540
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Juliet C Ihedike
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, GA 30157
At my practice, Tranquil Point Connections, LLC, we are on a mission to help individuals navigate current conditions and life challenges, in order to restore hope . At Tranquil Point Connections, we believe that a person is not defined by the challenges they face or the needs they have! We see everyone as unique and special! And we work with you to achieve your desired goal. We provide Individual and group therapy, depending on the needs of our clients. We also provide couples' therapy as well as Biblical Christian counseling.
At my practice, Tranquil Point Connections, LLC, we are on a mission to help individuals navigate current conditions and life challenges, in order to restore hope . At Tranquil Point Connections, we believe that a person is not defined by the challenges they face or the needs they have! We see everyone as unique and special! And we work with you to achieve your desired goal. We provide Individual and group therapy, depending on the needs of our clients. We also provide couples' therapy as well as Biblical Christian counseling.
(678) 658-3257 View (678) 658-3257

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30157

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 30157 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
70% Coping Skills
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
85% Cigna and Evernorth
81% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 30157 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30157?

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.