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Brandon Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329  (Online Only)
"No mud. No lotus" - Thich Nhat Hanh. It is my belief that therapy is a transformative journey of self discovery, personal awakening, empowerment, and healing. As a therapist, I seek to guide clients towards personal fulfillment and self discovery. Often times we face struggles and hardship without any guidance or support. People also may never learn how to recover from the blows that life will inevitably deal to us all. However, It is my goal to help clients find meaning in their struggle and a sense of personal victory in their efforts to overcome them.
"No mud. No lotus" - Thich Nhat Hanh. It is my belief that therapy is a transformative journey of self discovery, personal awakening, empowerment, and healing. As a therapist, I seek to guide clients towards personal fulfillment and self discovery. Often times we face struggles and hardship without any guidance or support. People also may never learn how to recover from the blows that life will inevitably deal to us all. However, It is my goal to help clients find meaning in their struggle and a sense of personal victory in their efforts to overcome them.
(470) 333-1535 View (470) 333-1535
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Joseph Pfeffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
Joseph is very passionate about his work and views the therapeutic process as collaboration between equals. Joseph believes that therapy is your time and he is just a guide to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. Joseph strongly believes in the value of discovering and using our sources of enjoyment and other personal strengths to improve our ability to deal with life's various challenges.
Joseph is very passionate about his work and views the therapeutic process as collaboration between equals. Joseph believes that therapy is your time and he is just a guide to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. Joseph strongly believes in the value of discovering and using our sources of enjoyment and other personal strengths to improve our ability to deal with life's various challenges.
(877) 265-3058 View (877) 265-3058
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Jenna Gould
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Accepting new clients. I believe therapy is a collaborative process between the two of us. Our work together will help you live a meaningful and purposeful life, feel safe in your body, understand your behavioral and attachment patterns, and heal from relational trauma. Our earliest relationships inform the way we respond to situations past and present. As adults, we may notice some of these patterns are more harmful than helpful. Through this framework, I incorporate acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), internal family systems (IFS), and body-based approaches into our work together.
Accepting new clients. I believe therapy is a collaborative process between the two of us. Our work together will help you live a meaningful and purposeful life, feel safe in your body, understand your behavioral and attachment patterns, and heal from relational trauma. Our earliest relationships inform the way we respond to situations past and present. As adults, we may notice some of these patterns are more harmful than helpful. Through this framework, I incorporate acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), internal family systems (IFS), and body-based approaches into our work together.
(470) 458-2112 View (470) 458-2112
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Ashley Marx
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Welcome to Self-Led Counseling! We are a team of dedicated and compassionate therapists who provide counseling to individuals across all age groups, including children, teens, and adults. Our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their emotions, experiences, and challenges. Our therapists work under the supervision and guidance of Ashley Marx, LCSW who is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Polyvagal Theory and has over two decades of experience.
Welcome to Self-Led Counseling! We are a team of dedicated and compassionate therapists who provide counseling to individuals across all age groups, including children, teens, and adults. Our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their emotions, experiences, and challenges. Our therapists work under the supervision and guidance of Ashley Marx, LCSW who is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Polyvagal Theory and has over two decades of experience.
(404) 620-2112 View (404) 620-2112
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Barbara Sachs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Not Verified Not Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
I believe each of us has the ability to feel joy, to be the best we can - to accept life's twists and turns with grace and serenity. Pain, emotional and physical, can rob you of your happiness. Through our work together in the therapeutic relationship, you can heal and regain control of your life. Whether it is making difficult decisions, dealing with anxiety and depression or working through family issues, let's work together to find your solutions. Call me and lets talk.
I believe each of us has the ability to feel joy, to be the best we can - to accept life's twists and turns with grace and serenity. Pain, emotional and physical, can rob you of your happiness. Through our work together in the therapeutic relationship, you can heal and regain control of your life. Whether it is making difficult decisions, dealing with anxiety and depression or working through family issues, let's work together to find your solutions. Call me and lets talk.
(404) 941-8327 View (404) 941-8327
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Tharyn Giovanni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329  (Online Only)
I work with clients questioning life changes, navigating increased stress, exploring identities, and navigating relationships. Sometimes anxiety, depression, and stress impact our mood and thoughts, causing us to question who we are or how we operate. Sometimes life experiences around our identities also impact the stress we experience. Clients I work with seek a space to talk through and process life events, stressors, and changes while validating their experiences and affirming their identities.
I work with clients questioning life changes, navigating increased stress, exploring identities, and navigating relationships. Sometimes anxiety, depression, and stress impact our mood and thoughts, causing us to question who we are or how we operate. Sometimes life experiences around our identities also impact the stress we experience. Clients I work with seek a space to talk through and process life events, stressors, and changes while validating their experiences and affirming their identities.
(470) 397-5662 View (470) 397-5662
Photo of Josephine Almanzar, Psychologist in 30329, GA
Josephine Almanzar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Now is the time to take up space: In life, there are few places where we can be our authentic self and it takes immense courage to take up the space we deserve. Here, I welcome you to be all of who you are, while helping you explore all that you can be. You may be wondering if you are capable of taking this step, and the answer is YES! It may take you out of your comfort zone, but you are not alone once you step outside of it. Sometimes we need additional support to reach our potential and navigate change, and it is my honor to be a helping hand in your life.
Now is the time to take up space: In life, there are few places where we can be our authentic self and it takes immense courage to take up the space we deserve. Here, I welcome you to be all of who you are, while helping you explore all that you can be. You may be wondering if you are capable of taking this step, and the answer is YES! It may take you out of your comfort zone, but you are not alone once you step outside of it. Sometimes we need additional support to reach our potential and navigate change, and it is my honor to be a helping hand in your life.
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Kelley Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR, NCC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329  (Online Only)
In relationships, experiencing mistreatment, neglect, invalidation, rejection, or abandonment can lead to a profound sense of disconnection from ourselves and others. This detachment often leads us to mistakenly identify with this sense of disconnection, causing immense pain and making it challenging to be present with our own emotions. Such experiences can trigger a state of imbalance, characterized by anxiety, or a 'freeze' response accompanied by symptoms similar to depression. These are the effects of trauma—an emotional response to distressing events that leave us feeling powerless.
In relationships, experiencing mistreatment, neglect, invalidation, rejection, or abandonment can lead to a profound sense of disconnection from ourselves and others. This detachment often leads us to mistakenly identify with this sense of disconnection, causing immense pain and making it challenging to be present with our own emotions. Such experiences can trigger a state of imbalance, characterized by anxiety, or a 'freeze' response accompanied by symptoms similar to depression. These are the effects of trauma—an emotional response to distressing events that leave us feeling powerless.
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Worth The Fight Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
My name is Maggie and I am so glad you're here. I believe that therapy can be hard AND It is 100% worth your time. Because it is YOUR TIME and You are worth all of the time energy you spend building a life that lights you up inside. The people I am most able to help will sometimes have a hard time believing that anyone has a life that lights them up inside, that it is even possible to be that excited about waking up. Struggles with self-harm, chronic suicidality, self-esteem, depression, and trauma backgrounds...these folks are the folks that will find a willing and capable ally in me. Black and LGBTQIA+ Lives Matter.
My name is Maggie and I am so glad you're here. I believe that therapy can be hard AND It is 100% worth your time. Because it is YOUR TIME and You are worth all of the time energy you spend building a life that lights you up inside. The people I am most able to help will sometimes have a hard time believing that anyone has a life that lights them up inside, that it is even possible to be that excited about waking up. Struggles with self-harm, chronic suicidality, self-esteem, depression, and trauma backgrounds...these folks are the folks that will find a willing and capable ally in me. Black and LGBTQIA+ Lives Matter.
(678) 578-8778 View (678) 578-8778
Photo of Nisha Patel, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30329, GA
Nisha Patel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
Do you feel sad, anxious, unfulfilled, or unsure what your next step in life is? Is everything going well, but still doesn’t feel right? Do you keep doing the same things over, knowing they don't work, but don't know to stop? Do you rationally know your decisions are unhealthy or why certain things happen, but you can't emotionally "catch up?" I named my practice Eunioa because it means well-balanced mind. I believe that finding your balance is key, l I will meet you wherever you are in your journey and help you get where you want to be. In working with you, I bring an energetic, positive, warm, and honest approach.
Do you feel sad, anxious, unfulfilled, or unsure what your next step in life is? Is everything going well, but still doesn’t feel right? Do you keep doing the same things over, knowing they don't work, but don't know to stop? Do you rationally know your decisions are unhealthy or why certain things happen, but you can't emotionally "catch up?" I named my practice Eunioa because it means well-balanced mind. I believe that finding your balance is key, l I will meet you wherever you are in your journey and help you get where you want to be. In working with you, I bring an energetic, positive, warm, and honest approach.
(678) 335-5216 View (678) 335-5216
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Cassie Smeltzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
I love what I do and I want you to enjoy the process as well! I will listen and find out what is important to you and then we collaborate together to best meet YOUR goals. I utilize evidenced based practices in my work as they show proven results. My years of experience help guide our work together. I look forward to connecting with you to help you reach your goals and become the best version yourself! I offer early morning, before business hours, as well as evening hours to remove barriers and minimize conflicts with work schedules.
I love what I do and I want you to enjoy the process as well! I will listen and find out what is important to you and then we collaborate together to best meet YOUR goals. I utilize evidenced based practices in my work as they show proven results. My years of experience help guide our work together. I look forward to connecting with you to help you reach your goals and become the best version yourself! I offer early morning, before business hours, as well as evening hours to remove barriers and minimize conflicts with work schedules.
(678) 621-2337 View (678) 621-2337
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Dr. Annisa Pirasteh
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
18 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Feeling burned out? I get it. How could you not be? You're likely juggling a thousand stressors and demands on your time. You're probably feeling lost and lacking the motivation to achieve your goals. Perhaps you're struggling with your self worth, identity, or maintaining healthy relationships. You’ve heard therapy can help, but you aren’t sure where to start or how to fit this into your busy life. It can be difficult to find an inclusive & affirming therapist that aligns with your worldview and understands the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks. If this is starting to sound familiar, you just might be in the right place!
Feeling burned out? I get it. How could you not be? You're likely juggling a thousand stressors and demands on your time. You're probably feeling lost and lacking the motivation to achieve your goals. Perhaps you're struggling with your self worth, identity, or maintaining healthy relationships. You’ve heard therapy can help, but you aren’t sure where to start or how to fit this into your busy life. It can be difficult to find an inclusive & affirming therapist that aligns with your worldview and understands the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks. If this is starting to sound familiar, you just might be in the right place!
(404) 998-4951 View (404) 998-4951
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Jennifer Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
I am a warm, caring therapist with a direct style. I believe that we are capable of much more than we oftentimes give ourselves credit for; an experienced ear and fresh perspective can help make the difference between simply surviving and thriving. It would be my honor to help you achieve more. I love helping people who are going through a life transition--divorce, new relationships, graduations, breakups, death, family conflict, coming to terms with troublesome histories and job changes are all times with the potential for great pain and struggle as well as remarkable growth.
I am a warm, caring therapist with a direct style. I believe that we are capable of much more than we oftentimes give ourselves credit for; an experienced ear and fresh perspective can help make the difference between simply surviving and thriving. It would be my honor to help you achieve more. I love helping people who are going through a life transition--divorce, new relationships, graduations, breakups, death, family conflict, coming to terms with troublesome histories and job changes are all times with the potential for great pain and struggle as well as remarkable growth.
(678) 916-8271 View (678) 916-8271
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Gab Rich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329  (Online Only)
Do intense emotions come out of nowhere and hit you like a ton of bricks? Do you have trouble identifying and understanding what you're feeling? Do you speak or act without thinking? Do you avoid doing things because you're afraid they won't work out? Are you scared that other people might judge you as harshly as you judge yourself? Maybe it feels like no one understands you, or you can't find the type of relationships you want, or you have trouble communicating clearly – maybe all of the above. You wonder whether things are ever going to change. You’re overwhelmed, you're struggling to manage it all, and you're stuck.
Do intense emotions come out of nowhere and hit you like a ton of bricks? Do you have trouble identifying and understanding what you're feeling? Do you speak or act without thinking? Do you avoid doing things because you're afraid they won't work out? Are you scared that other people might judge you as harshly as you judge yourself? Maybe it feels like no one understands you, or you can't find the type of relationships you want, or you have trouble communicating clearly – maybe all of the above. You wonder whether things are ever going to change. You’re overwhelmed, you're struggling to manage it all, and you're stuck.
(678) 922-4920 View (678) 922-4920
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Michael Fountain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
Hello, my name is Michael and I am Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor. For over 15 years I have worked in several community based settings to provide oversight to clinical programs and counseling services. My areas of specialties include issues of meditation and mindfulness, addictions, grief and loss, depression problems, oppositional and defiant issues for children, homelessness, spiritual connectedness, leadership development, stress management, LGBTQ issues, and trauma that impact the growth, development, and potentially impeded on one's personal growth.
Hello, my name is Michael and I am Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor. For over 15 years I have worked in several community based settings to provide oversight to clinical programs and counseling services. My areas of specialties include issues of meditation and mindfulness, addictions, grief and loss, depression problems, oppositional and defiant issues for children, homelessness, spiritual connectedness, leadership development, stress management, LGBTQ issues, and trauma that impact the growth, development, and potentially impeded on one's personal growth.
(470) 354-1282 View (470) 354-1282
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Jill Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329  (Online Only)
Life transitions (personal and occupational) often result in challenges. Many of us become sad with grief and loss or face new challenges creating stress and anxiety. Effective management of conflictual feelings and stressers result in a healthier lifestyle for individuals and families. This stability has a positive impact on your productivity and well-being. My hope for each client is restoration of her/his highest level of functioning. With my skills, and experience I partner with clients to facilitate their goal- whether that may be symptom relief, behavioral changes, problem resolution or personal insight and understanding.
Life transitions (personal and occupational) often result in challenges. Many of us become sad with grief and loss or face new challenges creating stress and anxiety. Effective management of conflictual feelings and stressers result in a healthier lifestyle for individuals and families. This stability has a positive impact on your productivity and well-being. My hope for each client is restoration of her/his highest level of functioning. With my skills, and experience I partner with clients to facilitate their goal- whether that may be symptom relief, behavioral changes, problem resolution or personal insight and understanding.
(770) 212-3670 View (770) 212-3670
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Lauren DeRossette
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Since 2013, I have been serving clients struggling with trauma, PTSD, addiction, relationship/family conflict, depression, and anxiety. Therapy is a journey into yourself. It is choosing to step out of your comfort zone into an uncomfortable place in order to grow and heal. When we face and process our feelings and emotions, they become less overwhelming and painful. I am trauma-focused and see therapy through a lens of trauma, which is on a spectrum. I use traditional talk therapy, IFS (Internal Family Systems), EMDR, CBT, Hypnotherapy, and somatic approaches. I provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy.
Since 2013, I have been serving clients struggling with trauma, PTSD, addiction, relationship/family conflict, depression, and anxiety. Therapy is a journey into yourself. It is choosing to step out of your comfort zone into an uncomfortable place in order to grow and heal. When we face and process our feelings and emotions, they become less overwhelming and painful. I am trauma-focused and see therapy through a lens of trauma, which is on a spectrum. I use traditional talk therapy, IFS (Internal Family Systems), EMDR, CBT, Hypnotherapy, and somatic approaches. I provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy.
(678) 855-8764 View (678) 855-8764
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Paigean Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CCTP, RYT-200, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329  (Online Only)
In a world that often values toughness, being a highly sensitive and soft-hearted person can feel like a burden. We might say "yes" when we really mean "no". And we may feel like we have to act differently to fit in, even if it means putting others before ourselves. Sometimes it can feel tough to find our inner courage, speak up for what we want, and create positive boundaries. This can be especially true when we're striving for success in our careers, supporting our loved ones emotionally, or navigating big life changes like pregnancy and the postpartum period.
In a world that often values toughness, being a highly sensitive and soft-hearted person can feel like a burden. We might say "yes" when we really mean "no". And we may feel like we have to act differently to fit in, even if it means putting others before ourselves. Sometimes it can feel tough to find our inner courage, speak up for what we want, and create positive boundaries. This can be especially true when we're striving for success in our careers, supporting our loved ones emotionally, or navigating big life changes like pregnancy and the postpartum period.
(470) 730-7754 View (470) 730-7754
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Imani N. Byers-Quarterman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329  (Online Only)
Are you tired of walking around like everything is ok but feeling broken inside? Are you ready to release your mind from the constraints of imposter syndrome? Are you looking for tools to help equip you through your motherhood journey? Here's your safe space to land and ultimately heal. My goal is to help women feel seen, heard and nurtured. Often times, we are so busy nurturing others that we put our own needs to the side. That stops today. You deserve to feel good without guilt. Let me be the first to say, I'm proud of you! Here's to putting yourself first and moving forward with balance, grace and well-deserved peace.
Are you tired of walking around like everything is ok but feeling broken inside? Are you ready to release your mind from the constraints of imposter syndrome? Are you looking for tools to help equip you through your motherhood journey? Here's your safe space to land and ultimately heal. My goal is to help women feel seen, heard and nurtured. Often times, we are so busy nurturing others that we put our own needs to the side. That stops today. You deserve to feel good without guilt. Let me be the first to say, I'm proud of you! Here's to putting yourself first and moving forward with balance, grace and well-deserved peace.
(678) 726-5603 View (678) 726-5603
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Tim McDaniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Today you are one step closer to a more authentic you where you feel empowered and on a path to positive growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Whether you are single or coupled, facing a particular concern or simply wanting to find more fulfillment in your life - working with a skilled and experienced therapist could be the perfect solution for you.
Today you are one step closer to a more authentic you where you feel empowered and on a path to positive growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Whether you are single or coupled, facing a particular concern or simply wanting to find more fulfillment in your life - working with a skilled and experienced therapist could be the perfect solution for you.
(404) 369-7836 View (404) 369-7836

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30329

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 30329 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
63% Stress
57% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
69% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 30329 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30329?

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.