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Susan Sewell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Relationships are at the core of human interaction, whether engaging with family members, significant others, co-workers, or individuals in your community. I will assist you in learning boundaries and mechanisms to maneuver through rough times so you may be a healthier, happier person. Asking for what you need is often difficult, but is an important part of improving your health and well-being. Therapy is about you and what you hope to accomplish. My focus is to meet you where you are, come alongside you in your challenges, and walk beside you as you learn to become who you want to be.
Relationships are at the core of human interaction, whether engaging with family members, significant others, co-workers, or individuals in your community. I will assist you in learning boundaries and mechanisms to maneuver through rough times so you may be a healthier, happier person. Asking for what you need is often difficult, but is an important part of improving your health and well-being. Therapy is about you and what you hope to accomplish. My focus is to meet you where you are, come alongside you in your challenges, and walk beside you as you learn to become who you want to be.
(678) 967-0329 View (678) 967-0329
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Denard Fenaud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
I understand that you're navigating through a particularly challenging phase of life, grappling with thoughts and feelings that may feel overwhelming at times. If you're between 18 and 35 and find yourself wrestling with suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, or seeking motivation and clarity in your life, I want you to know that you're not alone.
I understand that you're navigating through a particularly challenging phase of life, grappling with thoughts and feelings that may feel overwhelming at times. If you're between 18 and 35 and find yourself wrestling with suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, or seeking motivation and clarity in your life, I want you to know that you're not alone.
(470) 508-2966 View (470) 508-2966
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Eternal Counseling and Coaching
MA, BS, AA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180
As a biblical therapist, my foremost commitment is to honor my clients' spiritual and emotional needs. I recognize that seeking therapy can often be a journey of faith, and I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where individuals can explore their beliefs and struggles within the framework of their faith. What sets me apart is my integrated approach, weaving together the principles of psychology with the wisdom of scripture. Drawing upon psychological techniques and biblical teachings, I offer a comprehensive approach to healing that addresses the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.
As a biblical therapist, my foremost commitment is to honor my clients' spiritual and emotional needs. I recognize that seeking therapy can often be a journey of faith, and I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where individuals can explore their beliefs and struggles within the framework of their faith. What sets me apart is my integrated approach, weaving together the principles of psychology with the wisdom of scripture. Drawing upon psychological techniques and biblical teachings, I offer a comprehensive approach to healing that addresses the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.
(470) 868-4622 View (470) 868-4622
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Dana Nummerdor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180
If you are struggling and feel lost in your life, are in transition, or are dealing with challenges to your mental health, reach out to me. We can work together to explore what isn't working in your life and get you to a better place. I work with adults who are experiencing difficulties with grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, life-phase transitions, relationship issues, and spirituality. I am also a certified Life Coach and can help you find your way through uncertainty to reach your goals.
If you are struggling and feel lost in your life, are in transition, or are dealing with challenges to your mental health, reach out to me. We can work together to explore what isn't working in your life and get you to a better place. I work with adults who are experiencing difficulties with grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, life-phase transitions, relationship issues, and spirituality. I am also a certified Life Coach and can help you find your way through uncertainty to reach your goals.
(770) 450-5769 View (770) 450-5769
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Nova ABA & Therapy Solutions
MEd, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Whether your loved one is a little learner who is just starting to building on those language skills and could use a little help, or a bit older with frequent big emotions resulting in outburst or other challenging behaviors Nova ABA & Therapy Solutions would love to help you focus on creating more balance in your home.
Whether your loved one is a little learner who is just starting to building on those language skills and could use a little help, or a bit older with frequent big emotions resulting in outburst or other challenging behaviors Nova ABA & Therapy Solutions would love to help you focus on creating more balance in your home.
(678) 904-8085 View (678) 904-8085
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Tori Jade Emerick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Not accepting new clients
If life has lost its color or if your smile is less than half-hearted, come to my office, and we can explore where all the color and heart went to go hide. Whether escape has been the bottom of a bottle, your bed, or another person, I will support you as we face the emotions and fears that have been chasing you. If you hate the world, your abusers, or yourself, we can rewrite the rest of your story so that it doesn't have to be a tale of despair, but a tale of overcoming. If you feel like some part of you has died, let's bring it back to life.
If life has lost its color or if your smile is less than half-hearted, come to my office, and we can explore where all the color and heart went to go hide. Whether escape has been the bottom of a bottle, your bed, or another person, I will support you as we face the emotions and fears that have been chasing you. If you hate the world, your abusers, or yourself, we can rewrite the rest of your story so that it doesn't have to be a tale of despair, but a tale of overcoming. If you feel like some part of you has died, let's bring it back to life.
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Nourished Soul Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I am Samantha Adams, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have a passion for helping people. I am open-minded, nonjudgmental, and direct. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I am here to walk alongside you while you find your way back to wholeness. I will help educate you and give you the skills you need to accomplish your goals. I will create a safe place for you to process through past trauma. I work with teenagers and adults with a wide range of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, addiction, and many more.
Hi, I am Samantha Adams, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have a passion for helping people. I am open-minded, nonjudgmental, and direct. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I am here to walk alongside you while you find your way back to wholeness. I will help educate you and give you the skills you need to accomplish your goals. I will create a safe place for you to process through past trauma. I work with teenagers and adults with a wide range of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, addiction, and many more.
(470) 458-3992 View (470) 458-3992
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Tiffany Raley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180
I value providing a safe-space for adult women that are seeking counseling support for anxiety/depression, healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences, navigating foster care/adoption, relational hurts, and grief/loss. I also provide therapy for children and families that are suffering from traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, loss of a loved one, and behavioral difficulties. I tailor each person’s counseling experience to create a safe space to meet their specific therapeutic goals. It’s important to me to provide a biblically-informed care for clients that desire to integrate faith into their counseling journey.
I value providing a safe-space for adult women that are seeking counseling support for anxiety/depression, healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences, navigating foster care/adoption, relational hurts, and grief/loss. I also provide therapy for children and families that are suffering from traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, loss of a loved one, and behavioral difficulties. I tailor each person’s counseling experience to create a safe space to meet their specific therapeutic goals. It’s important to me to provide a biblically-informed care for clients that desire to integrate faith into their counseling journey.
(470) 458-9967 View (470) 458-9967
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Onward Counseling & Training
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PN1
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
I work with a variety of clients on an integrative and holistic wellness basis. Currently, I specialize in working with competitive athletes and first responders; emphasizing body-centered interventions including fitness, breathwork, and nutrition. Before returning to private practice, I pioneered unique endeavors at the University of West Georgia as liaison between counseling, integrative wellness, and Division 1 athletics. Previously, I have focused on adult and adolescent personality disorders, and the utilization of psychodynamic, person-centered, mentalization-based, DBT, and play therapy modalities.
I work with a variety of clients on an integrative and holistic wellness basis. Currently, I specialize in working with competitive athletes and first responders; emphasizing body-centered interventions including fitness, breathwork, and nutrition. Before returning to private practice, I pioneered unique endeavors at the University of West Georgia as liaison between counseling, integrative wellness, and Division 1 athletics. Previously, I have focused on adult and adolescent personality disorders, and the utilization of psychodynamic, person-centered, mentalization-based, DBT, and play therapy modalities.
(678) 679-8776 View (678) 679-8776
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Jennifer Grizzard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with people of all ages. I love working with children with almost any issue that may affect them such as behavioral issues, ADD/ADHD, aspergers, school performance, divorce reaction, self-esteem, anxiety and depression to name a few. I also enjoy working with adults, families, and couples who struggle with communication issues, relationship stresses, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, feelings of helplessness, overwhelming worry, financial strain, and many other issues. In therapy, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to tailor treatment for each individual.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with people of all ages. I love working with children with almost any issue that may affect them such as behavioral issues, ADD/ADHD, aspergers, school performance, divorce reaction, self-esteem, anxiety and depression to name a few. I also enjoy working with adults, families, and couples who struggle with communication issues, relationship stresses, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, feelings of helplessness, overwhelming worry, financial strain, and many other issues. In therapy, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to tailor treatment for each individual.
(678) 905-7916 View (678) 905-7916
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Cindy Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCC
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
There is nothing worse than feeling like your insides are jumping out of your body. Your breathing becomes labored. Your chest tightens as your heart is thumping wildly. You notice your palms sweating. Rapid thoughts are flooding your mind as if they are racing and competing for attention. You wish it would all stop so you could feel okay again.
There is nothing worse than feeling like your insides are jumping out of your body. Your breathing becomes labored. Your chest tightens as your heart is thumping wildly. You notice your palms sweating. Rapid thoughts are flooding your mind as if they are racing and competing for attention. You wish it would all stop so you could feel okay again.
(678) 672-1438 View (678) 672-1438
Photo of Nicole Denman, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nicole Denman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my virtual therapy space! My name is Nicole, and I would love to chat with you about what has led to you seek out support through therapy. Often when I ask that question, I hear responses such as, "I feel overwhelmed by everything," "I worry about everything and can't seem to turn it off," "I don't want to do anything or be around people anymore" or "this really bad thing happened to me." If you ever have these types of thoughts, then this might be a good space to talk about and work through those thoughts and feelings.
Hello and welcome to my virtual therapy space! My name is Nicole, and I would love to chat with you about what has led to you seek out support through therapy. Often when I ask that question, I hear responses such as, "I feel overwhelmed by everything," "I worry about everything and can't seem to turn it off," "I don't want to do anything or be around people anymore" or "this really bad thing happened to me." If you ever have these types of thoughts, then this might be a good space to talk about and work through those thoughts and feelings.
(678) 498-6529 View (678) 498-6529
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Eric L Dansby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Over the years, I have worked for several organizations and programs meeting the needs of all age groups. I'm very passionate and care deeply about helping others. I was licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2005. I received my M.S. (2000) at Jacksonville State University. I am encouraged by individuals genuinely working to resolve life conflicts and struggles.
Over the years, I have worked for several organizations and programs meeting the needs of all age groups. I'm very passionate and care deeply about helping others. I was licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2005. I received my M.S. (2000) at Jacksonville State University. I am encouraged by individuals genuinely working to resolve life conflicts and struggles.
(470) 284-0866 View (470) 284-0866
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Oasis Behavioral Health, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, NPT-C
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Angie Lester, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with clients virtually in Georgia. I am here to support you in reaching your treatment goals. If it's processing issues and events from your past that you feel may contribute to your anxiety and depression, we'll work on that. If it's coping skills that you want to work on, I'll be happy to help with those. If you are part of a couple looking for better communication skills, you've come to the right place.
Hi, I am Angie Lester, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with clients virtually in Georgia. I am here to support you in reaching your treatment goals. If it's processing issues and events from your past that you feel may contribute to your anxiety and depression, we'll work on that. If it's coping skills that you want to work on, I'll be happy to help with those. If you are part of a couple looking for better communication skills, you've come to the right place.
(470) 594-5054 View (470) 594-5054
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Stephanie Simmons Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Waitlist for new clients
Stephanie Cole, obtained her Bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University. Stephanie knew at the age of 15 that she would study psychology and her ultimate goal was to build a safe and healthy place for individuals, to not only understand their mental illness, but learn how to cope with those various illnesses. Moving back to Dallas, Georgia, Stephanie planted her roots and began to expand on her life long dream. She received her Master's degree in counseling psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She is licensed by the State of Georgia as a licensed professional counselor.
Stephanie Cole, obtained her Bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University. Stephanie knew at the age of 15 that she would study psychology and her ultimate goal was to build a safe and healthy place for individuals, to not only understand their mental illness, but learn how to cope with those various illnesses. Moving back to Dallas, Georgia, Stephanie planted her roots and began to expand on her life long dream. She received her Master's degree in counseling psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She is licensed by the State of Georgia as a licensed professional counselor.
(678) 901-4045 View (678) 901-4045
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Jamie Gaddy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPDPE
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Carl Jung once wrote, "Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart." Giving yourself the gift of therapy is allowing yourself the opportunity to look deeply into your own heart. I believe we all have the ability to access our innate clarity and goodness, and it is a unique honor to accompany you in the process. Having a background in mindfulness meditation and integrative health, I offer a holistic approach to mental wellness. I approach this work with curiosity and compassion, aiming to help you cultivate greater insight and self-healing.
Carl Jung once wrote, "Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart." Giving yourself the gift of therapy is allowing yourself the opportunity to look deeply into your own heart. I believe we all have the ability to access our innate clarity and goodness, and it is a unique honor to accompany you in the process. Having a background in mindfulness meditation and integrative health, I offer a holistic approach to mental wellness. I approach this work with curiosity and compassion, aiming to help you cultivate greater insight and self-healing.
(678) 264-3765 View (678) 264-3765
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Faith Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC) based in Georgia. I also am licensed in the states of Alabama and Florida. I help individuals struggling with stress, family dynamics, and life transitions become the best versions of themselves. I also provide couples counseling to those who are struggling with communication, trust, and intimacy. Many people enjoy coming to me to address spirituality and faith matters.
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC) based in Georgia. I also am licensed in the states of Alabama and Florida. I help individuals struggling with stress, family dynamics, and life transitions become the best versions of themselves. I also provide couples counseling to those who are struggling with communication, trust, and intimacy. Many people enjoy coming to me to address spirituality and faith matters.
(770) 738-7082 View (770) 738-7082
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Sharilee Benjamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTP
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
I am a psychotherapist, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and certified trauma professional, currently pursuing full licensure. I am passionate about helping individuals and families restore or cultivate emotional, physical, and social well-being and tranquility. So whether you're struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, or unmotivated, I am here to help you.
I am a psychotherapist, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and certified trauma professional, currently pursuing full licensure. I am passionate about helping individuals and families restore or cultivate emotional, physical, and social well-being and tranquility. So whether you're struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, or unmotivated, I am here to help you.
(678) 716-7386 View (678) 716-7386
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Own The Moment Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180
"Are you tired of being sick and tired with life as status quo? "Are you feeling that your life has no meaning or purpose? "Are you feeling stuck and unfulfilled? "Do you feel that life experiences are happening to you instead of for you in order to have growth and change? is this you? Just remember that you are not alone. I would love to partner with you in reaching your goals of having a more fulfilled and productive life on your terms.
"Are you tired of being sick and tired with life as status quo? "Are you feeling that your life has no meaning or purpose? "Are you feeling stuck and unfulfilled? "Do you feel that life experiences are happening to you instead of for you in order to have growth and change? is this you? Just remember that you are not alone. I would love to partner with you in reaching your goals of having a more fulfilled and productive life on your terms.
(678) 408-1513 View (678) 408-1513
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Nicole R. Dodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180
I have worked extensively with adolescents, at risk children, and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management issues, self-esteem issues, behavioral issues, and substance abuse issues. I also work with children and adults who have suffered trauma and experience symptoms of PTSD, ADHD, and ADD. I sometimes incorporate physical activity into the therapeutic process. This "active therapy" can be especially helpful in working with issues of self esteem, anxiety, depression, and addiction. In addition to "active therapy", I have also found that meditation and mindfulness can be especially helpful for children who have trouble with focus and concentration.
I have worked extensively with adolescents, at risk children, and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management issues, self-esteem issues, behavioral issues, and substance abuse issues. I also work with children and adults who have suffered trauma and experience symptoms of PTSD, ADHD, and ADD. I sometimes incorporate physical activity into the therapeutic process. This "active therapy" can be especially helpful in working with issues of self esteem, anxiety, depression, and addiction. In addition to "active therapy", I have also found that meditation and mindfulness can be especially helpful for children who have trouble with focus and concentration.
(678) 616-2175 View (678) 616-2175

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30180

40+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 30180 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
83% Depression
77% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
68% Grief
66% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
86% Cigna and Evernorth
83% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30180 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30180?

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.