Therapists in 30306

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Rebecca Joy Ahmadi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, CPCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306
My job is about hope. Many of my former clients tell me that they were surprised and relieved to feel so much better after therapy. They were unsure if they would ever find relief from the challenges they had. That is why I do what I do. It is a joy to share in that journey of healing. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and trauma. I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help my clients process and move forward from their traumatic experiences. I love using play and expressive arts to engage children and adolescents. I also have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with eating disorders and self harm.
My job is about hope. Many of my former clients tell me that they were surprised and relieved to feel so much better after therapy. They were unsure if they would ever find relief from the challenges they had. That is why I do what I do. It is a joy to share in that journey of healing. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and trauma. I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help my clients process and move forward from their traumatic experiences. I love using play and expressive arts to engage children and adolescents. I also have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with eating disorders and self harm.
(678) 804-7238 View (678) 804-7238
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Terri R Beard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC, EMDR
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients! Has it been challenging trying to manage your emotions? Let me help you achieve emotional stability in your life, giving you confidence and assurance of your capabilities. I have extensive experience using evidenced based methods working with clients struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, and LGBTQ-affirming therapy. I am also trained in EMDR therapy, which helps people recover from trauma/PTSD and painful life experiences. My approach to therapy focuses on developing a relationship built on compassion and authenticity. You don't have to navigate these waters alone!
Currently Accepting New Clients! Has it been challenging trying to manage your emotions? Let me help you achieve emotional stability in your life, giving you confidence and assurance of your capabilities. I have extensive experience using evidenced based methods working with clients struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, and LGBTQ-affirming therapy. I am also trained in EMDR therapy, which helps people recover from trauma/PTSD and painful life experiences. My approach to therapy focuses on developing a relationship built on compassion and authenticity. You don't have to navigate these waters alone!
(470) 491-1277 View (470) 491-1277
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Dr. Corrine Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Are you noticing changes in your mood but don't know where to start to get back on track? Do you feel burnt out due to struggles balancing multiple roles and responsibilities? Do you struggle with making your needs a priority? Are you noticing issues in your relationships with communication? Are you worried about making a change but know that you can't stay stuck where you currently are? Welcome to Harris Counseling Services PLLC, where we will walk with you on your journey to better. Welcome to a safe, nonjudgemental place where you can breathe, rest, be, learn more about yourself, and work to reach healing, balance, and wholeness.
Are you noticing changes in your mood but don't know where to start to get back on track? Do you feel burnt out due to struggles balancing multiple roles and responsibilities? Do you struggle with making your needs a priority? Are you noticing issues in your relationships with communication? Are you worried about making a change but know that you can't stay stuck where you currently are? Welcome to Harris Counseling Services PLLC, where we will walk with you on your journey to better. Welcome to a safe, nonjudgemental place where you can breathe, rest, be, learn more about yourself, and work to reach healing, balance, and wholeness.
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Raelynn Bass
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Okay, let's face it, therapy can be intimidating right? Especially if its your first time...well, the services I provide will definitely make you feel comfortable and relaxed, allowing you to gain full insight into your concerns. Are you struggling with depression? Relationship or marital problems? What about concerns of stress and anxiety? I have tools that will help you overcome your barriers and we work together toward change. Give me a call and let's further discuss, I'd love to meet you!
Okay, let's face it, therapy can be intimidating right? Especially if its your first time...well, the services I provide will definitely make you feel comfortable and relaxed, allowing you to gain full insight into your concerns. Are you struggling with depression? Relationship or marital problems? What about concerns of stress and anxiety? I have tools that will help you overcome your barriers and we work together toward change. Give me a call and let's further discuss, I'd love to meet you!
(404) 994-5302 View (404) 994-5302
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Lauren Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306
Do you find yourself burdened by heavy emotions such as sadness and anxiety? Do you want to make changes but still feel stuck? Beginning therapy may be one of the bravest steps you take towards living more fully. I am Lauren Taylor, the owner of Inner Balance Counseling. I am an interactive, down to earth therapist in practice in Atlanta since 1999. I specialize in working with big-hearted people-pleasers who want to move beyond limiting patterns of self-doubt, fear and overthinking. I believe that life's challenges are opportunities for growth and change. I can assist you in making crucial changes that will enhance your life.
Do you find yourself burdened by heavy emotions such as sadness and anxiety? Do you want to make changes but still feel stuck? Beginning therapy may be one of the bravest steps you take towards living more fully. I am Lauren Taylor, the owner of Inner Balance Counseling. I am an interactive, down to earth therapist in practice in Atlanta since 1999. I specialize in working with big-hearted people-pleasers who want to move beyond limiting patterns of self-doubt, fear and overthinking. I believe that life's challenges are opportunities for growth and change. I can assist you in making crucial changes that will enhance your life.
(404) 500-7111 View (404) 500-7111
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Stephanie Haft
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
A mantra that resonates with me both personally and professionally is, “Do a brave thing every day.” I love working with clients who are motivated to self-discover and grow. I specialize in providing exposure therapy and other evidence-based treatments to individuals who struggle with problems related to OCD, trauma, anxiety, and fear-based difficulties. I also specialize in helping clients overcome tics, skin-picking, and trichotillomania. I use a flexible approach to individually tailor evidence-based tools and treatments to each client based on values, culture, and client needs.
A mantra that resonates with me both personally and professionally is, “Do a brave thing every day.” I love working with clients who are motivated to self-discover and grow. I specialize in providing exposure therapy and other evidence-based treatments to individuals who struggle with problems related to OCD, trauma, anxiety, and fear-based difficulties. I also specialize in helping clients overcome tics, skin-picking, and trichotillomania. I use a flexible approach to individually tailor evidence-based tools and treatments to each client based on values, culture, and client needs.
(470) 536-4786 View (470) 536-4786
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Jen Packard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with youth, adults, families, and systems that have been impacted by trauma. I practice from the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. I believe in the healing power of laughter, playfulness, movement, and the expressive arts. Although I specialize in trauma-focused treatment, I work with individuals with a variety of mental health and wellness goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with youth, adults, families, and systems that have been impacted by trauma. I practice from the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. I believe in the healing power of laughter, playfulness, movement, and the expressive arts. Although I specialize in trauma-focused treatment, I work with individuals with a variety of mental health and wellness goals.
(470) 536-9472 View (470) 536-9472
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Maya Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
My name is Maya Butler, and as a Board-Certified Professional Counselor, I work with individuals to assist them in gaining more control over their lives, emotions, thoughts, behaviors, spirituality, and relationships. I work with clients that have challenges with family conflict, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, depression, compassion fatigue, communication problems, emptiness, family problems, forgiveness, guilt and shame, isolation/loneliness, life purpose, men's issues, women's issues, and workplace Issues.
My name is Maya Butler, and as a Board-Certified Professional Counselor, I work with individuals to assist them in gaining more control over their lives, emotions, thoughts, behaviors, spirituality, and relationships. I work with clients that have challenges with family conflict, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, depression, compassion fatigue, communication problems, emptiness, family problems, forgiveness, guilt and shame, isolation/loneliness, life purpose, men's issues, women's issues, and workplace Issues.
(470) 660-3258 View (470) 660-3258
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Dr. Austin Jerani
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
I have experience working with depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment to life circumstances, anxiety, trauma, substance use, anger management, stress, communication skills, relationships and marriages, conflict resolution and provide a supportive approach to nourish recovery. Change is a journey and I strive to offer insight and awareness in targeting triggers, managing symptoms, and overcoming challenges. My approach is a collaborative one that allows us to focus on your needs by listening, understanding feelings, working through and processing symptoms, and ultimately empowering you to achieve the desired lifestyle you seek.
I have experience working with depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment to life circumstances, anxiety, trauma, substance use, anger management, stress, communication skills, relationships and marriages, conflict resolution and provide a supportive approach to nourish recovery. Change is a journey and I strive to offer insight and awareness in targeting triggers, managing symptoms, and overcoming challenges. My approach is a collaborative one that allows us to focus on your needs by listening, understanding feelings, working through and processing symptoms, and ultimately empowering you to achieve the desired lifestyle you seek.
(470) 868-2373 View (470) 868-2373
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Julie Zeff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPCC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
When you’re struggling, as a couple or individually, it can feel overwhelming, lonely and sometimes downright debilitating. Do you get stuck in the same, old patterns, worry about the future, regret or re-live the past? Do you wonder if you can ever truly, be happy? Do you think that, “relationships and life are just hard”. It doesn’t HAVE to be this way! As a therapist whose been working in the field for over 25 years I’ve guided both individuals and couples to grow, change and live lives they love, over and over!
When you’re struggling, as a couple or individually, it can feel overwhelming, lonely and sometimes downright debilitating. Do you get stuck in the same, old patterns, worry about the future, regret or re-live the past? Do you wonder if you can ever truly, be happy? Do you think that, “relationships and life are just hard”. It doesn’t HAVE to be this way! As a therapist whose been working in the field for over 25 years I’ve guided both individuals and couples to grow, change and live lives they love, over and over!
(470) 768-8361 View (470) 768-8361
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Erica Carlin Bacher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
I have extensive experience working with a broad array of clinical issues and enjoy working with all different kinds of people. My approach to treatment is holistic, in that I draw on the intimate connection between mind and body to foster emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. My approach to therapy is collaborative, as I guide individuals through a process of self-awareness, healing, and change so that their goals become realities. I respect and honor each client's ethnicity, religion and cultural background, and strive to be authentic and honest while providing a safe and compassionate environment for change.
I have extensive experience working with a broad array of clinical issues and enjoy working with all different kinds of people. My approach to treatment is holistic, in that I draw on the intimate connection between mind and body to foster emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. My approach to therapy is collaborative, as I guide individuals through a process of self-awareness, healing, and change so that their goals become realities. I respect and honor each client's ethnicity, religion and cultural background, and strive to be authentic and honest while providing a safe and compassionate environment for change.
(404) 586-4839 View (404) 586-4839
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Edwards Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
We are a group of psychologists in the heart of Atlanta offering expert individual, couples and family psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children. We are deeply committed and relatable. We believe that you should expect (and achieve) the change you are seeking and also be given a compassionate and relational experience that makes you feel fully known without judgment throughout the therapy process. Our clients are eager for insight (even when it comes with accountability), ready to apply new knowledge and skills, want to work through painful experiences in their pasts, and in need of consistent and warm support.
We are a group of psychologists in the heart of Atlanta offering expert individual, couples and family psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children. We are deeply committed and relatable. We believe that you should expect (and achieve) the change you are seeking and also be given a compassionate and relational experience that makes you feel fully known without judgment throughout the therapy process. Our clients are eager for insight (even when it comes with accountability), ready to apply new knowledge and skills, want to work through painful experiences in their pasts, and in need of consistent and warm support.
(404) 860-2121 View (404) 860-2121
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Jolia Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCATP, CCTP, C-DBT, CSTIP
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
Are you questioning your self-worth? Feeling like you're not living up to society's expectations? Having difficulty resolving concerns within your relationships? Having difficulty feeling connected emotionally & sexually to your partner? Feeling the need to be a perfectionist? Questioning if you will ever be able to find love & be loved? Feeling that you have current or childhood trauma that you need to overcome? If any of these resonate with you, I am here to provide a safe, confidential space for you to learn empowering ways to have self-confidence, contentment, & bliss. Let's work together to start rewriting a new narrative.
Are you questioning your self-worth? Feeling like you're not living up to society's expectations? Having difficulty resolving concerns within your relationships? Having difficulty feeling connected emotionally & sexually to your partner? Feeling the need to be a perfectionist? Questioning if you will ever be able to find love & be loved? Feeling that you have current or childhood trauma that you need to overcome? If any of these resonate with you, I am here to provide a safe, confidential space for you to learn empowering ways to have self-confidence, contentment, & bliss. Let's work together to start rewriting a new narrative.
(470) 466-8626 View (470) 466-8626
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Rena Diamond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, CCH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Anxiety and depression can cloud our judgment, closing us off from ourselves and others. We may feel paralyzed, unable to move forward, continually engaged in self-destructive patterns of thoughts and behavior. Perhaps you have achieved your goals, yet still struggle with feeling empty and “not good enough.” What would it be like to feel empowered to make positive change in your life? Let's work together to increase your self-compassion, find meaning, build resiliency, gain insight, and facilitate joy and growth. My approach is genuine, down-to-earth, warm, insightful, humorous, and compassionate. You don't have to do it alone.
Anxiety and depression can cloud our judgment, closing us off from ourselves and others. We may feel paralyzed, unable to move forward, continually engaged in self-destructive patterns of thoughts and behavior. Perhaps you have achieved your goals, yet still struggle with feeling empty and “not good enough.” What would it be like to feel empowered to make positive change in your life? Let's work together to increase your self-compassion, find meaning, build resiliency, gain insight, and facilitate joy and growth. My approach is genuine, down-to-earth, warm, insightful, humorous, and compassionate. You don't have to do it alone.
(470) 206-2233 x9 View (470) 206-2233 x9
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Malissa Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
Hi! I am Dr. Malissa Collins, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Georgia specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with individuals from various backgrounds, families, and couples. My Ph.D. is in Marriage and Family Therapy. My approach is warm and compassionate. My focus is to meet clients where they are and teach them ways to successfully navigate through life to meet goals. My clients appreciate my warmth, nonjudgmental style. It helps to make them feel relaxed and confident.
Hi! I am Dr. Malissa Collins, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Georgia specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with individuals from various backgrounds, families, and couples. My Ph.D. is in Marriage and Family Therapy. My approach is warm and compassionate. My focus is to meet clients where they are and teach them ways to successfully navigate through life to meet goals. My clients appreciate my warmth, nonjudgmental style. It helps to make them feel relaxed and confident.
(470) 865-5960 View (470) 865-5960
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Irene Daboin Dominguez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
Waitlist for new clients
I can help you thrive. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience, I can guide you in learning new coping skills, navigating difficult emotions, and improving your relationships. Together we can work through any unhelpful patterns you might be stuck in. I will help you get through the toughest moments of your life, and help you become your best self. I offer both individual and couples therapy, and work with people of all backgrounds, ages 15 & older. (Hablo español. Trabajo con adolescentes y adultos, y ofrezco terapia individual y de pareja. Puedo ayudarte a superar los momentos más difíciles de tu vida.)
I can help you thrive. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience, I can guide you in learning new coping skills, navigating difficult emotions, and improving your relationships. Together we can work through any unhelpful patterns you might be stuck in. I will help you get through the toughest moments of your life, and help you become your best self. I offer both individual and couples therapy, and work with people of all backgrounds, ages 15 & older. (Hablo español. Trabajo con adolescentes y adultos, y ofrezco terapia individual y de pareja. Puedo ayudarte a superar los momentos más difíciles de tu vida.)
(404) 341-5638 View (404) 341-5638
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Sam Latty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MBA
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
I work with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, relationship challenges, post-traumatic stress and those wanting to feel more safe, comfortable and confident in their own skin. Using a holistic approach to counseling, I help my clients develop kinder and more compassionate relationships with themselves as they explore aspects of their lives, patterns and strategies that are no longer serving them. Together, we identify, grow and utilize their strengths and internal resources to develop more positive and effective habits for a healthy and fulfilling life.
I work with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, relationship challenges, post-traumatic stress and those wanting to feel more safe, comfortable and confident in their own skin. Using a holistic approach to counseling, I help my clients develop kinder and more compassionate relationships with themselves as they explore aspects of their lives, patterns and strategies that are no longer serving them. Together, we identify, grow and utilize their strengths and internal resources to develop more positive and effective habits for a healthy and fulfilling life.
(470) 664-4387 View (470) 664-4387
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Erin Howse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306
Through an integrative approach that includes behavioral and art techniques, I work collaboratively with clients to explore their beliefs, emotions, and patterns of behavior. I work with clients and their systems to identify goals, encouraging them to take an active role in their therapy. I received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Furman University in 2009 and a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State in 2011. I became a counselor to assist people in finding and using their voices; I'm motivated to help others feel seen and heard.
Through an integrative approach that includes behavioral and art techniques, I work collaboratively with clients to explore their beliefs, emotions, and patterns of behavior. I work with clients and their systems to identify goals, encouraging them to take an active role in their therapy. I received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Furman University in 2009 and a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State in 2011. I became a counselor to assist people in finding and using their voices; I'm motivated to help others feel seen and heard.
(470) 664-6951 View (470) 664-6951
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Edward Burke Addison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
I work well with the client who genuinely wants to seek out counseling in order to find answers, solutions, or different perspectives to their struggles. Client success comes from being vulnerable, admitting and recognizing flaws, a desire to improve and become better, and an openness to being challenged. People come to counseling for a myriad or reasons including grief, unhappiness with life circumstances, feeling lost, lack of motivation, lack of purpose, and any other major life event causing turmoil. Through a trusted and trained adult in the therapeutic journey, clients will discover the neglected areas of their lives.
I work well with the client who genuinely wants to seek out counseling in order to find answers, solutions, or different perspectives to their struggles. Client success comes from being vulnerable, admitting and recognizing flaws, a desire to improve and become better, and an openness to being challenged. People come to counseling for a myriad or reasons including grief, unhappiness with life circumstances, feeling lost, lack of motivation, lack of purpose, and any other major life event causing turmoil. Through a trusted and trained adult in the therapeutic journey, clients will discover the neglected areas of their lives.
(470) 441-4630 View (470) 441-4630
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Heather Marie Hewett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Are you seeking inner peace? Interested in a more present-focused and relaxed quality of life? Through mindfulness practice and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, I can assist you with obtaining the life you want and the health your body needs. Emotional distress takes a toll on your mind, body and spirit and can appear to control your life. As a trained DBT and trauma-informed therapist, I will equip you with tools to regain control and improve your emotional and interpersonal effectiveness. Through both acceptance and change, you can reach your full potential!
Are you seeking inner peace? Interested in a more present-focused and relaxed quality of life? Through mindfulness practice and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, I can assist you with obtaining the life you want and the health your body needs. Emotional distress takes a toll on your mind, body and spirit and can appear to control your life. As a trained DBT and trauma-informed therapist, I will equip you with tools to regain control and improve your emotional and interpersonal effectiveness. Through both acceptance and change, you can reach your full potential!
(770) 285-5865 View (770) 285-5865

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Number of Therapists in 30306

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 30306 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
73% Stress
70% Life Transitions
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 30306 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30306?

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.