Therapists in 30324

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DeAnna L Alexander
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Are you having trouble coping with life transitions? If so, welcome to your first step towards healing. As one's life go through the "lifing" process, many individuals and couples find themselves feeling stuck, stressed, depressed, anxious, or just overwhelmed. I applaud you for taking the initiative to grow through such life challenges as I understand from my own experiences of trauma and tragedy how terrifying seeking help can be. Change is inevitable; therefore, I provide a compassionate, attentive, and empathic energy that is intended to alleviate the distress of finding, accepting, and maintaining the help that one needs.
Are you having trouble coping with life transitions? If so, welcome to your first step towards healing. As one's life go through the "lifing" process, many individuals and couples find themselves feeling stuck, stressed, depressed, anxious, or just overwhelmed. I applaud you for taking the initiative to grow through such life challenges as I understand from my own experiences of trauma and tragedy how terrifying seeking help can be. Change is inevitable; therefore, I provide a compassionate, attentive, and empathic energy that is intended to alleviate the distress of finding, accepting, and maintaining the help that one needs.
(404) 383-5067 View (404) 383-5067
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Meka A
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS, CLC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
I am Meka, a Licensed Professional Counselor. I’m a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. I have a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a master's degree in Professional Counseling. I specialize in grief, trauma, relationships, LGBTQI+, Maternal Mental Health, Infertility, and more. I do believe my clients are the experts of their lives and the concerns they are experiencing. I’m here to help facilitate my client’s growth as much as possible!
I am Meka, a Licensed Professional Counselor. I’m a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. I have a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a master's degree in Professional Counseling. I specialize in grief, trauma, relationships, LGBTQI+, Maternal Mental Health, Infertility, and more. I do believe my clients are the experts of their lives and the concerns they are experiencing. I’m here to help facilitate my client’s growth as much as possible!
(404) 919-5016 View (404) 919-5016
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Vincent Fitch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
Asking for help can be difficult especially when you pride yourself for being an independent person. When the uncontrollable aspects of life emerge and stick around it can often lead to feeling out of control, stuck, or unproductive even for someone that is usually successful. The truth is that life happens no matter the best of our own intentions and that is where I can work with you to reclaim your ideal life and achieve your goals.
Asking for help can be difficult especially when you pride yourself for being an independent person. When the uncontrollable aspects of life emerge and stick around it can often lead to feeling out of control, stuck, or unproductive even for someone that is usually successful. The truth is that life happens no matter the best of our own intentions and that is where I can work with you to reclaim your ideal life and achieve your goals.
(404) 962-0948 View (404) 962-0948
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Laura Elizabeth Shelton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
I am L. Elizabeth Shelton, GA LPC 008242 and have been fully licensed since 2012, originally in Virginia and since 2015 in Georgia. My theoretical orientation to therapy is CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) as I believe it is critical to understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and drive most of the problems people struggle to overcome. I have experience working with a wide range of areas/conditions, though most often focus on helping individuals with depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and trauma.
I am L. Elizabeth Shelton, GA LPC 008242 and have been fully licensed since 2012, originally in Virginia and since 2015 in Georgia. My theoretical orientation to therapy is CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) as I believe it is critical to understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and drive most of the problems people struggle to overcome. I have experience working with a wide range of areas/conditions, though most often focus on helping individuals with depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and trauma.
(470) 660-3894 View (470) 660-3894
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Enrich Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome! Chances are if you've landed here, it's not been on accident or mishap. I'm sure you are contemplating whether you'd like to start therapy. Maybe your mind is settled and you'd like to proceed. I can tell you firsthand that therapy is a very rewarding self investment. I can also tell you that therapy isn't very easy - it requires intention, transparency, and willingness. It requires talking about some uncomfortable "stuff". No, I don't expect you to come air out your dirty laundry or tell me your deepest darkest secrets. However, I would like for you to show up with a willingness to work through challenges.
Hi and welcome! Chances are if you've landed here, it's not been on accident or mishap. I'm sure you are contemplating whether you'd like to start therapy. Maybe your mind is settled and you'd like to proceed. I can tell you firsthand that therapy is a very rewarding self investment. I can also tell you that therapy isn't very easy - it requires intention, transparency, and willingness. It requires talking about some uncomfortable "stuff". No, I don't expect you to come air out your dirty laundry or tell me your deepest darkest secrets. However, I would like for you to show up with a willingness to work through challenges.
(678) 679-0556 View (678) 679-0556
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Caylin Broome
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CGP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
Not accepting new clients
Are you or your child struggling with grief or trauma? Maybe someone you love has died, and the grief is more intense than anything you’ve felt before. Perhaps you've received a life-changing medical diagnosis, or your spouse has asked for a divorce, and you're filled with anxiety over where to go from here. You feel overwhelmed by emotions and uncertainty as you try your best to keep up with everyday life. You’ve gotten good at putting on a brave face, but it’s starting to feel exhausting.
Are you or your child struggling with grief or trauma? Maybe someone you love has died, and the grief is more intense than anything you’ve felt before. Perhaps you've received a life-changing medical diagnosis, or your spouse has asked for a divorce, and you're filled with anxiety over where to go from here. You feel overwhelmed by emotions and uncertainty as you try your best to keep up with everyday life. You’ve gotten good at putting on a brave face, but it’s starting to feel exhausting.
(678) 688-3511 View (678) 688-3511
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Dr. Martha B Womack
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
You may be seeking therapy to help remove or change issues which are causing you discomfort. In addition to therapy helping you cope and reduce your distress, the process of self-discovery within the therapeutic relationship can lead to an increased understanding and acceptance of yourself. It can also lead to an expansion of comfort with all aspects of yourself. I am a clinical psychologist with 30 years’ experience working with adults and young adults in individual and couples therapy. I am also a certified EMDR therapist.
You may be seeking therapy to help remove or change issues which are causing you discomfort. In addition to therapy helping you cope and reduce your distress, the process of self-discovery within the therapeutic relationship can lead to an increased understanding and acceptance of yourself. It can also lead to an expansion of comfort with all aspects of yourself. I am a clinical psychologist with 30 years’ experience working with adults and young adults in individual and couples therapy. I am also a certified EMDR therapist.
(470) 837-2666 View (470) 837-2666
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Sharon Denise Doe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS-MFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Have you found yourself challenged with feelings of overwhelm, anxiousness, and sadness related to life transitions? Are you experiencing difficulties in your intimate or family relationships that you wish to overcome? Ineffective communication contributes to increased conflict causing more stress and potentially negatively impacting various aspects of your life. Depression, anxiety, anger, and trauma do not have to be your norm. Strengthening interpersonal skills and finding effective methods to cope with stressors is essential to attain overall wellness and develop a fulfilling life that includes peace and empowerment.
Have you found yourself challenged with feelings of overwhelm, anxiousness, and sadness related to life transitions? Are you experiencing difficulties in your intimate or family relationships that you wish to overcome? Ineffective communication contributes to increased conflict causing more stress and potentially negatively impacting various aspects of your life. Depression, anxiety, anger, and trauma do not have to be your norm. Strengthening interpersonal skills and finding effective methods to cope with stressors is essential to attain overall wellness and develop a fulfilling life that includes peace and empowerment.
(404) 856-6630 View (404) 856-6630
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Decia Dixon
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
Are you wondering if your child has a learning disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia) or another disorder (e.g., ADHD)? Has the school recommended testing? Watching your child struggle in school can be disconcerting and demoralizing, especially if you’ve tried to help in every way you know how. Perhaps you know your child is bright, but you can’t understand why they are not demonstrating their "true potential?" Or, maybe assisting them with their homework is so time-consuming and taxing that you feel inadequate, as if you are failing them as a parent? Let me collaborate with you and your child to help them thrive.
Are you wondering if your child has a learning disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia) or another disorder (e.g., ADHD)? Has the school recommended testing? Watching your child struggle in school can be disconcerting and demoralizing, especially if you’ve tried to help in every way you know how. Perhaps you know your child is bright, but you can’t understand why they are not demonstrating their "true potential?" Or, maybe assisting them with their homework is so time-consuming and taxing that you feel inadequate, as if you are failing them as a parent? Let me collaborate with you and your child to help them thrive.
(678) 929-5343 View (678) 929-5343
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Arielle Crain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
Welcome! I am so encouraged that you are here. I enjoy assisting adolescent and adult women who are struggling with issues related to self-esteem, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, body image, trauma, sexual assault survivors, grief, and relationship issues. I provide client-centered therapy and believe that successful treatment begins with building a strong client-therapist relationship. From this secure base, I can support you in working through pain towards growth and change. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process defined by trust, safety, warmth, empathy, and unconditional acceptance.
Welcome! I am so encouraged that you are here. I enjoy assisting adolescent and adult women who are struggling with issues related to self-esteem, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, body image, trauma, sexual assault survivors, grief, and relationship issues. I provide client-centered therapy and believe that successful treatment begins with building a strong client-therapist relationship. From this secure base, I can support you in working through pain towards growth and change. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process defined by trust, safety, warmth, empathy, and unconditional acceptance.
(704) 810-2128 View (704) 810-2128
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Mary Lengel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I provide a space where you can feel understood, supported and empowered. I truly believe that effective therapy is grounded in a genuine and collaborative relationship between the client and therapist. My style in session is conversational to help build connection, and I provide feedback in an empathetic and non-judgmental way. I can help you learn effective ways to manage difficult feelings, change problematic thought patterns, and address tendencies affecting your relationships and life. I can also help you gain insight into the connection between your past experiences and current issues so that you have lasting change.
I provide a space where you can feel understood, supported and empowered. I truly believe that effective therapy is grounded in a genuine and collaborative relationship between the client and therapist. My style in session is conversational to help build connection, and I provide feedback in an empathetic and non-judgmental way. I can help you learn effective ways to manage difficult feelings, change problematic thought patterns, and address tendencies affecting your relationships and life. I can also help you gain insight into the connection between your past experiences and current issues so that you have lasting change.
(404) 869-2612 View (404) 869-2612
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The Clearing: A Healing Collective
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
Welcome to the Clearing! We are a group of therapists focused on supporting individuals and families to cultivate connection, healing, and liberation. We specialize in exploring and reducing depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulties in relationships, and the impact of surviving the complications of the world around us.
Welcome to the Clearing! We are a group of therapists focused on supporting individuals and families to cultivate connection, healing, and liberation. We specialize in exploring and reducing depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulties in relationships, and the impact of surviving the complications of the world around us.
(404) 383-8681 View (404) 383-8681
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Paul Olander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD, C-EPI, NBCCH-F, CCTP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
Stuck in anxiety, panic, traumatic memories or troubling relationships with people, places, things or substances? I can help reduce or eliminate your emotional pain through experiences in therapy rather than talk alone.
Stuck in anxiety, panic, traumatic memories or troubling relationships with people, places, things or substances? I can help reduce or eliminate your emotional pain through experiences in therapy rather than talk alone.
(404) 948-6669 View (404) 948-6669
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Chavez Phelps
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Dr. Chavez Phelps, a licensed psychologist with over 12 years of experience. I hold a Ph.D. in psychology from Indiana State University. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. During sessions, clients can expect a warm and welcoming environment. My goal is to provide clients with individual treatment needed to learn effective coping strategies to deal with small and big challenges. I want clients to know they deserve a life filled with joy, peace, and meaning.
Hello! I'm Dr. Chavez Phelps, a licensed psychologist with over 12 years of experience. I hold a Ph.D. in psychology from Indiana State University. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. During sessions, clients can expect a warm and welcoming environment. My goal is to provide clients with individual treatment needed to learn effective coping strategies to deal with small and big challenges. I want clients to know they deserve a life filled with joy, peace, and meaning.
(678) 647-6838 View (678) 647-6838
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Shannon O'Brien Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CCH, CPCS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I believe in the power of therapy to transform, heal and reprogram so that you can lead a full life. Are you having trouble being who you want to be in your relationships? Are you overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts? Are you desperate for relief from past trauma? I am committed to providing a compassionate space for you to be heard in order to explore old hurts, navigate present difficulties, and find relief from emotional pain and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based treatment modalities that access both conscious and subconscious issues.
I believe in the power of therapy to transform, heal and reprogram so that you can lead a full life. Are you having trouble being who you want to be in your relationships? Are you overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts? Are you desperate for relief from past trauma? I am committed to providing a compassionate space for you to be heard in order to explore old hurts, navigate present difficulties, and find relief from emotional pain and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based treatment modalities that access both conscious and subconscious issues.
(678) 726-1461 View (678) 726-1461
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Matt Dooley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MBA, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Whether you've been struggling for years with a long-term mental health concern or are feeling stress, anxiety or other issues resulting from a new life change, I can help you. I know life can be challenging at work or home, and will help guide you toward a better understanding of what's holding you back so you can create a plan for a happier, more fulfilling life. I work with adolescents and adults.
Whether you've been struggling for years with a long-term mental health concern or are feeling stress, anxiety or other issues resulting from a new life change, I can help you. I know life can be challenging at work or home, and will help guide you toward a better understanding of what's holding you back so you can create a plan for a happier, more fulfilling life. I work with adolescents and adults.
(678) 871-1429 View (678) 871-1429
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Celestine Cookson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
Waitlist for new clients
Are you Autistic or ADHD and want a therapist who actually understands your struggles, strengths, and needs of your neurotype? Have you tried therapy and felt like you still weren’t understood and that it didn’t work for you? What would your life be like if you quit masking and spending energy trying to fit in, only to still feel like an outsider? How would it feel to work with a therapist who was also neurodivergent and helped you see that you’re not broken, rather trying to survive in an environment that wasn’t made to fit you? Looking for a nerdy therapist who can teach you healthy methods to hack your brain? That's me!
Are you Autistic or ADHD and want a therapist who actually understands your struggles, strengths, and needs of your neurotype? Have you tried therapy and felt like you still weren’t understood and that it didn’t work for you? What would your life be like if you quit masking and spending energy trying to fit in, only to still feel like an outsider? How would it feel to work with a therapist who was also neurodivergent and helped you see that you’re not broken, rather trying to survive in an environment that wasn’t made to fit you? Looking for a nerdy therapist who can teach you healthy methods to hack your brain? That's me!
(678) 826-2801 View (678) 826-2801
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Catharine Wirth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
I can help couples get to the root of what each person is needing from his or her partner. Common issues include: infertility, infidelity, parenting struggles, sexual difficulties, money, divorce/separation, and different relationship goals. As a trained Imago couples therapist, I have real skills to help couples learn to connect with each other in a conscious and deep way. This leads to a more satisfying relationship.
I can help couples get to the root of what each person is needing from his or her partner. Common issues include: infertility, infidelity, parenting struggles, sexual difficulties, money, divorce/separation, and different relationship goals. As a trained Imago couples therapist, I have real skills to help couples learn to connect with each other in a conscious and deep way. This leads to a more satisfying relationship.
(404) 994-2402 View (404) 994-2402
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Laura M Riss
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Do you experience anxiety, depression, or dealing with distressing or traumatic events that are causing you to feel stuck? Are you experiencing an unhealthy relationship with food or body image? Do you feel like you are dealing with toxic relationships or patterns that are keeping you from living your best life? Therapy can provide support in helping you find a balanced relationship with food and body image, as well as find ways to manage overwhelming emotions and traumatic events. I have over 15 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist and would be honored to be part of your healing journey.
Do you experience anxiety, depression, or dealing with distressing or traumatic events that are causing you to feel stuck? Are you experiencing an unhealthy relationship with food or body image? Do you feel like you are dealing with toxic relationships or patterns that are keeping you from living your best life? Therapy can provide support in helping you find a balanced relationship with food and body image, as well as find ways to manage overwhelming emotions and traumatic events. I have over 15 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist and would be honored to be part of your healing journey.
(678) 582-8179 View (678) 582-8179
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Sophie Newman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
My goal is to empower clients to express their own meaning of life’s experiences, while also challenging them through compassion, curiosity & humor. I am active, directive, & collaborative, hoping to be a resource for my clients by partnering with them on their therapeutic journey. Prior to becoming a therapist, I developed expertise in conflict management, human development, relationship dynamics, & religious trauma. Using a creative, culturally-attuned, & systemic therapeutic approach, I strive to provide access to healing for those seeking support through therapy.
My goal is to empower clients to express their own meaning of life’s experiences, while also challenging them through compassion, curiosity & humor. I am active, directive, & collaborative, hoping to be a resource for my clients by partnering with them on their therapeutic journey. Prior to becoming a therapist, I developed expertise in conflict management, human development, relationship dynamics, & religious trauma. Using a creative, culturally-attuned, & systemic therapeutic approach, I strive to provide access to healing for those seeking support through therapy.
(470) 613-2486 View (470) 613-2486

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30324

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 30324 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
68% Life Transitions
66% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30324 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30324?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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