Therapists in 30332

Photo of Shannon Arputharaj, Counselor in 30332, GA
Shannon Arputharaj
Counselor, MS, APC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
When’s the last time your brain gave you a break? Have you been feeling overwhelmed, constantly second-guessing and comparing yourself? Would you like a safe space to be completely unfiltered about what’s going on in your head and your heart? I'm your therapist. And I'm so glad you're here.
When’s the last time your brain gave you a break? Have you been feeling overwhelmed, constantly second-guessing and comparing yourself? Would you like a safe space to be completely unfiltered about what’s going on in your head and your heart? I'm your therapist. And I'm so glad you're here.
(470) 570-3061 x10 View (470) 570-3061 x10
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Morgan A. Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
Seeking help may feel like a difficult step but it can also be one of the most rewarding steps that you take. If you are struggling, please reach out. I am a Board Certified clinician experienced in working with adolescents, adults, couples and families who are seeking a safe and nurturing environment to maneuver through any obstacles that may be impeding them to live life to their full potential. My areas of focus include, anxiety, depression, self-defeating thought patterns, self-esteem, co-dependency, interpersonal relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, and familial issues.
Seeking help may feel like a difficult step but it can also be one of the most rewarding steps that you take. If you are struggling, please reach out. I am a Board Certified clinician experienced in working with adolescents, adults, couples and families who are seeking a safe and nurturing environment to maneuver through any obstacles that may be impeding them to live life to their full potential. My areas of focus include, anxiety, depression, self-defeating thought patterns, self-esteem, co-dependency, interpersonal relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, and familial issues.
(404) 969-4659 View (404) 969-4659
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Makungu Mshairi Akinyela
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with married or partnered couples experiencing relationship conflict. I also enjoy working with individuals experiencing emotional destress, anxiety or depression.
I specialize in working with married or partnered couples experiencing relationship conflict. I also enjoy working with individuals experiencing emotional destress, anxiety or depression.
(678) 685-8196 View (678) 685-8196
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Lisa Cottrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
When you need support, guidance, and a safe place in which to heal or to process the many stressors of these challenging times, it is important that you find a loving, insightful and highly trained therapist that feels right for you. Clients tell me that I put them at ease with my accepting and non-judgmental attitude. At the same time, I point out options you may not have considered and teach you new ways of dealing with your problems. I have over 20 years experience guiding clients into health and happiness. I appreciate you having the courage and self-compassion to get help.
When you need support, guidance, and a safe place in which to heal or to process the many stressors of these challenging times, it is important that you find a loving, insightful and highly trained therapist that feels right for you. Clients tell me that I put them at ease with my accepting and non-judgmental attitude. At the same time, I point out options you may not have considered and teach you new ways of dealing with your problems. I have over 20 years experience guiding clients into health and happiness. I appreciate you having the courage and self-compassion to get help.
(404) 996-1796 View (404) 996-1796
Photo of Brittni Dones, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30332, GA
Brittni Dones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
Follow for therapy tips on TikTok at therapybee! Are you currently experiencing a difficult challenge in your life and need a new perspective on things? Currently depressed or anxious? Do you feel like you have no control over your life? My passion includes working with children and adolescents from abuse/neglect backgrounds, couples experiencing relationship conflicts, providing parental support, and those dealing with grief/loss/trauma.
Follow for therapy tips on TikTok at therapybee! Are you currently experiencing a difficult challenge in your life and need a new perspective on things? Currently depressed or anxious? Do you feel like you have no control over your life? My passion includes working with children and adolescents from abuse/neglect backgrounds, couples experiencing relationship conflicts, providing parental support, and those dealing with grief/loss/trauma.
(346) 567-8897 View (346) 567-8897
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Healing Tree Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332
I have an expertise in addiction and codependency. My favorite clinical skills are teaching clients how to take care of themselves and gain insight on where they begin and others end. I am a seasoned professional in all clinical settings including hospitals, counseling centers and private practice. I am a licensed clinical social worker and did my graduate work at the University of Maryland.
I have an expertise in addiction and codependency. My favorite clinical skills are teaching clients how to take care of themselves and gain insight on where they begin and others end. I am a seasoned professional in all clinical settings including hospitals, counseling centers and private practice. I am a licensed clinical social worker and did my graduate work at the University of Maryland.
(404) 800-9747 View (404) 800-9747
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Robert J Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332
Change is difficult no matter how young or old we may feel or be. The journey of your change is what I look forward to experiencing with you, no matter how quickly or how long it may take. Together we can try different paths so you can find the one that works in this moment. That exploration will work towards learning self-affirming ways that you can cope with challenges and become a stronger, more self-assured and resilient person. My clinical style is person-centered, identity-affirming, and culturally responsive that informs how our work together can help you effectively navigate the complexities of your life.
Change is difficult no matter how young or old we may feel or be. The journey of your change is what I look forward to experiencing with you, no matter how quickly or how long it may take. Together we can try different paths so you can find the one that works in this moment. That exploration will work towards learning self-affirming ways that you can cope with challenges and become a stronger, more self-assured and resilient person. My clinical style is person-centered, identity-affirming, and culturally responsive that informs how our work together can help you effectively navigate the complexities of your life.
(762) 214-2592 View (762) 214-2592
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Erin M. English
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332
Waitlist for new clients
If you are experiencing disordered eating, anxiety, depression, or problems related to your substance use, then you may have difficulty seeing a way out. If you have tried to make changes on your own without success, then you are not alone. Many people need therapeutic support to try new coping skills, improve quality of life, achieve a better balance, or sustain long term recovery. For you, asking for help could represent a significant step toward living a better life. If you are willing to take this step, please know that I will do my best to provide a safe, open, accepting and validating space in which you could heal and grow.
If you are experiencing disordered eating, anxiety, depression, or problems related to your substance use, then you may have difficulty seeing a way out. If you have tried to make changes on your own without success, then you are not alone. Many people need therapeutic support to try new coping skills, improve quality of life, achieve a better balance, or sustain long term recovery. For you, asking for help could represent a significant step toward living a better life. If you are willing to take this step, please know that I will do my best to provide a safe, open, accepting and validating space in which you could heal and grow.
(404) 341-5228 View (404) 341-5228
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McKesur Whetstone
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332
Whether you are going through an important transition or need extra support as you navigate everyday life, it is worth remembering everyone needs help sometimes. I commend you on taking the first steps to a better and healthier you. Life can present us with challenges, it is my passion to help others work through the inevitable challenges of life to create clarity, gain understanding, and move forward with strength and healing.
Whether you are going through an important transition or need extra support as you navigate everyday life, it is worth remembering everyone needs help sometimes. I commend you on taking the first steps to a better and healthier you. Life can present us with challenges, it is my passion to help others work through the inevitable challenges of life to create clarity, gain understanding, and move forward with strength and healing.
(678) 568-7887 View (678) 568-7887
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Timothy Irving Jr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332
I believe that difficulties and concerns can present opportunities for healing and growth. In my work with clients, I provide a space where one 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. Through this approach, I help clients to manage difficult emotions, address adverse thought patterns, and improve upon factors that may hinder one's quality of life.
I believe that difficulties and concerns can present opportunities for healing and growth. In my work with clients, I provide a space where one 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. Through this approach, I help clients to manage difficult emotions, address adverse thought patterns, and improve upon factors that may hinder one's quality of life.
(470) 777-6253 View (470) 777-6253
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Rachel Hopkins
Counselor, APC, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332
Unfortunately, we don't always stop feeling like "the weird kid" after we leave high school. Simply trying to change our way of thinking and doing doesn't always beat that nagging feeling of "not-enoughness". Whether that’s a phrase you’ve been told by parents, teachers, bosses, or yourself, it’s almost impossible to grow when you weren’t led to believe in yourself. White-knuckling through everything - jobs, relationships, social situations - it feels like you’re always working the hardest and never getting far enough. Mix in neurodivergence, grief, and only-childness - our anxiety around "being different" is off the charts.
Unfortunately, we don't always stop feeling like "the weird kid" after we leave high school. Simply trying to change our way of thinking and doing doesn't always beat that nagging feeling of "not-enoughness". Whether that’s a phrase you’ve been told by parents, teachers, bosses, or yourself, it’s almost impossible to grow when you weren’t led to believe in yourself. White-knuckling through everything - jobs, relationships, social situations - it feels like you’re always working the hardest and never getting far enough. Mix in neurodivergence, grief, and only-childness - our anxiety around "being different" is off the charts.
(470) 837-5729 View (470) 837-5729
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Britney Ledford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
Adversity is a part of life, but that does not mean we have to face it alone. I help clients to take charge of pursuing their goals while fostering a supportive and healthy atmosphere. I work with children, adolescents, parents, and families in their journey toward enhancing their mental health. By using the family systems approach, I have a clear understanding of how clients experiencing difficult relationships, traumatic events, transitions, bullying or how school stress can affect the entire family. I help clients refine their communication with their support system as well as practice healthy coping skills.
Adversity is a part of life, but that does not mean we have to face it alone. I help clients to take charge of pursuing their goals while fostering a supportive and healthy atmosphere. I work with children, adolescents, parents, and families in their journey toward enhancing their mental health. By using the family systems approach, I have a clear understanding of how clients experiencing difficult relationships, traumatic events, transitions, bullying or how school stress can affect the entire family. I help clients refine their communication with their support system as well as practice healthy coping skills.
(678) 952-2269 View (678) 952-2269
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Jennifer Sears
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCATP, TCYMP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
You're suffering in silence. Functioning on the outside but slowly falling apart on the inside. It’s so difficult just to exist sometimes. You wish someone knew what was going on inside your head. But you’re scared that if they did, they’d think you were crazy. “Maybe I am crazy!” you think, “maybe there’s something really wrong with me.” These intrusive thoughts get in the way of everything you do. Your heart races, and sweat drenches your sheets as you try to sleep at night. Days are spent trying to concentrate on the task at hand but failing miserably. You know you can’t go on like this, but you don’t know how to make a change.
You're suffering in silence. Functioning on the outside but slowly falling apart on the inside. It’s so difficult just to exist sometimes. You wish someone knew what was going on inside your head. But you’re scared that if they did, they’d think you were crazy. “Maybe I am crazy!” you think, “maybe there’s something really wrong with me.” These intrusive thoughts get in the way of everything you do. Your heart races, and sweat drenches your sheets as you try to sleep at night. Days are spent trying to concentrate on the task at hand but failing miserably. You know you can’t go on like this, but you don’t know how to make a change.
(912) 732-8323 View (912) 732-8323
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Jovanna Javis
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30332
Not accepting new clients
*accepting clients from GA online*. Welcome. My name is Jovanna Javis. I am a Masters Level Professional Counselor with my Professional Counseling license in Georgia. Now that I've introduced myself, lets chat. Life has its ups and downs. I want you to know that you do not have to walk through it alone. Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship Issues can be a heavy weight to carry. I am in this field for my passion to help people walk towards healing. We will work together to develop a plan to help you with coping and developing strategies so that you can lay your burdens down.
*accepting clients from GA online*. Welcome. My name is Jovanna Javis. I am a Masters Level Professional Counselor with my Professional Counseling license in Georgia. Now that I've introduced myself, lets chat. Life has its ups and downs. I want you to know that you do not have to walk through it alone. Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship Issues can be a heavy weight to carry. I am in this field for my passion to help people walk towards healing. We will work together to develop a plan to help you with coping and developing strategies so that you can lay your burdens down.
(912) 299-7152 View (912) 299-7152
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Wendy Hsu
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332
I am a trained mental health therapist currently pursuing a PhD in Counseling Psychology. I had experiences working with children, youth, young and older adults as well as working with couples and groups. Many of my clients have experienced loneliness, live in-between cultures, or hold marginalized identities. My areas of interests include multicultural identity development, cross-cultural adaptation & transition, interracial/interethnic relationships, family & relationships issues, trauma, perfectionism, stress management, suicide & crisis, anxiety & depression. I am also bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien.
I am a trained mental health therapist currently pursuing a PhD in Counseling Psychology. I had experiences working with children, youth, young and older adults as well as working with couples and groups. Many of my clients have experienced loneliness, live in-between cultures, or hold marginalized identities. My areas of interests include multicultural identity development, cross-cultural adaptation & transition, interracial/interethnic relationships, family & relationships issues, trauma, perfectionism, stress management, suicide & crisis, anxiety & depression. I am also bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien.
(470) 243-9762 View (470) 243-9762
Photo of The Trap House of Healing with Dr. Terri & Co., Marriage & Family Therapist in 30332, GA
The Trap House of Healing with Dr. Terri & Co.
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
The Trap House of Healing is an unapologetic urbanized practice for Black families to be seen, heard, and supported. The THoH was founded on the principles of building community by integrating Black culture, trap music, and holistic work to help heal those in need. Each therapist at the THoH is clinically trained as a marriage & family therapist, and therefore we take a unique approach in addressing the complex traumas of Black and Brown people/families, and those representing the LBGTQAI+ community... so if you're ready for a spine-tingling transformation, improved communication, and a happier, healthier life, then look no further.
The Trap House of Healing is an unapologetic urbanized practice for Black families to be seen, heard, and supported. The THoH was founded on the principles of building community by integrating Black culture, trap music, and holistic work to help heal those in need. Each therapist at the THoH is clinically trained as a marriage & family therapist, and therefore we take a unique approach in addressing the complex traumas of Black and Brown people/families, and those representing the LBGTQAI+ community... so if you're ready for a spine-tingling transformation, improved communication, and a happier, healthier life, then look no further.
(404) 442-4820 View (404) 442-4820
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Nikki Messer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30332
Hi there! My name is Nikki Messer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. At the heart of my practice, my goal is to help you experience healing and growth as you regain a life worth living. I support adults and teens living with the challenges of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, past trauma, and life transitions. My approach is person-centered; therefore, your individual needs and goals are used to determine my therapeutic interventions. I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Hi there! My name is Nikki Messer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. At the heart of my practice, my goal is to help you experience healing and growth as you regain a life worth living. I support adults and teens living with the challenges of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, past trauma, and life transitions. My approach is person-centered; therefore, your individual needs and goals are used to determine my therapeutic interventions. I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(678) 626-5162 View (678) 626-5162
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Kourtney Buchanan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional and National Certified Counselor with over 7 years of clinical experience working with various individuals with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach is unstructured, using a real-life application and an integrative approach encompassing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused brief therapy. I believe in customizing my approach to treatment to meet your needs.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional and National Certified Counselor with over 7 years of clinical experience working with various individuals with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach is unstructured, using a real-life application and an integrative approach encompassing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused brief therapy. I believe in customizing my approach to treatment to meet your needs.
(678) 730-4111 View (678) 730-4111
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Rebecca Gay Baldwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30332
Gay welcomes those going through life’s challenges, with warm and ease. She facilitates a safe and empowering environment, where counseling can be an effective way to alleviate distress, to discover better ways to solve long-term behavioral concerns. The counseling relationship allows you to seek perspective through a mutual relationship that is accepting, empathic, and authentic. Gay welcomes those going through life’s challenges, with warm and ease. She facilitates a safe and empowering environment, where counseling can be an effective way to alleviate distress, to discover better ways to solve long-term behavioral concerns.
Gay welcomes those going through life’s challenges, with warm and ease. She facilitates a safe and empowering environment, where counseling can be an effective way to alleviate distress, to discover better ways to solve long-term behavioral concerns. The counseling relationship allows you to seek perspective through a mutual relationship that is accepting, empathic, and authentic. Gay welcomes those going through life’s challenges, with warm and ease. She facilitates a safe and empowering environment, where counseling can be an effective way to alleviate distress, to discover better ways to solve long-term behavioral concerns.
(470) 664-5949 View (470) 664-5949
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Karen Coefield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30332  (Online Only)
I work best with young adults and adults who are striving for change, but may not know where to start or have made many attempts but can't seem to move forward. I also enjoy working with those facing life's transitions and stress, chosen or unchosen/ anticipated or or dreaded that leave you feeling overwhelmed.
I work best with young adults and adults who are striving for change, but may not know where to start or have made many attempts but can't seem to move forward. I also enjoy working with those facing life's transitions and stress, chosen or unchosen/ anticipated or or dreaded that leave you feeling overwhelmed.
(678) 661-4508 View (678) 661-4508

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Number of Therapists in 30332

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 30332 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
63% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
91% Cigna and Evernorth
91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 30332 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30332?

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.