Therapists in 30519

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Obtain the Promise Services & Consulting LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP, CCTP-II
Verified
Buford, GA 30519  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The ability of an individual to obtain the goals and aspirations that they once believed were obtainable often triggers struggles. You have been given a promise, but find life has dealt you a bad hand. I focus on assisting you to identify how that lost promise has affected you emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically. Together, we work to obtain the promise of living life on purpose. We desire to make therapy more accessible through teletherapy. Please visit https://obtainthepromise.com/
The ability of an individual to obtain the goals and aspirations that they once believed were obtainable often triggers struggles. You have been given a promise, but find life has dealt you a bad hand. I focus on assisting you to identify how that lost promise has affected you emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically. Together, we work to obtain the promise of living life on purpose. We desire to make therapy more accessible through teletherapy. Please visit https://obtainthepromise.com/
(404) 977-4895 View (404) 977-4895
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Bee Good Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Buford, GA 30519  (Online Only)
Are You Drowning in Overwhelm and Self-Doubt? Do you wake up already feeling behind? Are you constantly battling anxiety, overwhelm, or a sense that you're just not 'enough'? You're not alone, and more importantly, you don't have to navigate this journey by yourself. You're Here Because You Want More for Yourself You're tired of the disappointment you feel in yourself, the weight of daily tasks that feel like too much, and the sinking feeling that you're not living up to your own expectations, let alone anyone else's. What you need isn't another self-help book that you won't finish or generic advice that doesn't apply.
Are You Drowning in Overwhelm and Self-Doubt? Do you wake up already feeling behind? Are you constantly battling anxiety, overwhelm, or a sense that you're just not 'enough'? You're not alone, and more importantly, you don't have to navigate this journey by yourself. You're Here Because You Want More for Yourself You're tired of the disappointment you feel in yourself, the weight of daily tasks that feel like too much, and the sinking feeling that you're not living up to your own expectations, let alone anyone else's. What you need isn't another self-help book that you won't finish or generic advice that doesn't apply.
(404) 900-3847 View (404) 900-3847
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Brittany Loggins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC
Verified
Buford, GA 30519
Not accepting new clients
Hi! My name is Brittany and I've been working in the psychology field since 2002 when I worked as a research assistant during undergraduate at the University of Georgia. Fifteen of those years are in counseling. My goal is to assist clients in making informed and healthy decisions according to their value system. I look forward to working with you.
Hi! My name is Brittany and I've been working in the psychology field since 2002 when I worked as a research assistant during undergraduate at the University of Georgia. Fifteen of those years are in counseling. My goal is to assist clients in making informed and healthy decisions according to their value system. I look forward to working with you.
(770) 766-5395 View (770) 766-5395
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Ashlee Holsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Buford, GA 30519  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping women of color heal by teaching them how to release their Strong or Superwoman identity and prioritize their spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health. I also integrate my decade of experience as a former school counselor to help caregiver(s) improve their communication and relationship with their children. The women I serve need help addressing one or more of the following issue(s): anger, anxiety, complex trauma, depression, life transitions, low self-worth, inner critic, people-pleasing tendencies, perfectionism, poor eating habits, toxic or unhealthy relationships, and work-related stressors.
I specialize in helping women of color heal by teaching them how to release their Strong or Superwoman identity and prioritize their spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health. I also integrate my decade of experience as a former school counselor to help caregiver(s) improve their communication and relationship with their children. The women I serve need help addressing one or more of the following issue(s): anger, anxiety, complex trauma, depression, life transitions, low self-worth, inner critic, people-pleasing tendencies, perfectionism, poor eating habits, toxic or unhealthy relationships, and work-related stressors.
(706) 229-4131 View (706) 229-4131
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Laura Fortner
Counselor, MA, APC, NCC
Verified
Buford, GA 30519  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with individuals with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, perfectionism, and other life stressors in both private practice and hospital settings. I enjoy working alongside clients whether they are working to meet their personal goals for improvement or combating intrusive and challenging thoughts, memories, and behaviors.
I have experience working with individuals with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, perfectionism, and other life stressors in both private practice and hospital settings. I enjoy working alongside clients whether they are working to meet their personal goals for improvement or combating intrusive and challenging thoughts, memories, and behaviors.
(470) 802-2467 View (470) 802-2467
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Ernestine M Davis
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
Buford, GA 30519
Have you PLACED your LOVE in the WRONG PLACE? Do you have days where you feel alone, sad, isolated or anxious? I am here to help you understand that life really can get better. Relationships can work and you are stronger and more successful than you think you are. I can help you navigate through tough days and life's unwanted challenges.
Have you PLACED your LOVE in the WRONG PLACE? Do you have days where you feel alone, sad, isolated or anxious? I am here to help you understand that life really can get better. Relationships can work and you are stronger and more successful than you think you are. I can help you navigate through tough days and life's unwanted challenges.
(678) 276-8982 View (678) 276-8982
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Royale Schoepf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Buford, GA 30519
Life can be amazing but it is also hard! Life can present us with difficult situations and challenges that make us question our feelings, understandings, and actions. My goal is to assist each client in finding new understandings and confidence within their own strength to conquer the difficult feelings and situations life can present to us. It takes courage to seek out counseling. I desire to provide a safe place for individuals to come and explore their thoughts and emotions. We will work together to process through difficult seasons of life building upon your strengths and finding new alternatives towards healing and fulfillment.
Life can be amazing but it is also hard! Life can present us with difficult situations and challenges that make us question our feelings, understandings, and actions. My goal is to assist each client in finding new understandings and confidence within their own strength to conquer the difficult feelings and situations life can present to us. It takes courage to seek out counseling. I desire to provide a safe place for individuals to come and explore their thoughts and emotions. We will work together to process through difficult seasons of life building upon your strengths and finding new alternatives towards healing and fulfillment.
(678) 616-9567 View (678) 616-9567
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Predita Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Buford, GA 30519
I'm a licensed therapist in Georgia with over 25 years of Experience. I have worked with a diverse population in various settings. I use Art Therapy, Coaching, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness-Based, Multicultural, Person-centered, Solution Focused, Strength Based, Motivational Interviewing, and Christian Counseling. Some of my specialties are ADHD, anger management, career counseling, codependency, coping skills, family conflict, depression, LGBTQ issues, job stress, peer relationships, women’s issues, school issues, and mood disorders. I use each methodology to help clients develop healthy coping skills to meet their goals.
I'm a licensed therapist in Georgia with over 25 years of Experience. I have worked with a diverse population in various settings. I use Art Therapy, Coaching, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness-Based, Multicultural, Person-centered, Solution Focused, Strength Based, Motivational Interviewing, and Christian Counseling. Some of my specialties are ADHD, anger management, career counseling, codependency, coping skills, family conflict, depression, LGBTQ issues, job stress, peer relationships, women’s issues, school issues, and mood disorders. I use each methodology to help clients develop healthy coping skills to meet their goals.
(470) 460-8718 View (470) 460-8718
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Eniola Akinsunmi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Buford, GA 30519  (Online Only)
I believe an individual has the tools to live the fulfilling life they want to live and I, as the therapist, can help guide him/her achieve his/her goals. I create a non-judgmental therapeutic atmosphere and I make sure to listen to my clients. Throughout my years as a counselor I have had the pleasure of counseling individuals who need help with developing effective coping skills for their anxiety and depressive symptoms. I am also passionate about individuals who are going though bereavement and grief; no one should have to experience loss alone.
I believe an individual has the tools to live the fulfilling life they want to live and I, as the therapist, can help guide him/her achieve his/her goals. I create a non-judgmental therapeutic atmosphere and I make sure to listen to my clients. Throughout my years as a counselor I have had the pleasure of counseling individuals who need help with developing effective coping skills for their anxiety and depressive symptoms. I am also passionate about individuals who are going though bereavement and grief; no one should have to experience loss alone.
(706) 471-1451 View (706) 471-1451
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Jungmin Chloe Kim
Counselor, MA, APC, NCC
Verified
Buford, GA 30519
While it is my job as a counselor to listen and validate your feelings and experience, I am also here to challenge and confront you to grow, learn, and to get you out of your comfort zone that leads to lasting changes. Therapy is a collaborative relationship to address mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, challenges in life, and relational and family conflicts. Most of the therapy work transpires outside of the therapy room. If you acknowledge this belief, please allow me to come along side you to be your partner in your healing journey.
While it is my job as a counselor to listen and validate your feelings and experience, I am also here to challenge and confront you to grow, learn, and to get you out of your comfort zone that leads to lasting changes. Therapy is a collaborative relationship to address mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, challenges in life, and relational and family conflicts. Most of the therapy work transpires outside of the therapy room. If you acknowledge this belief, please allow me to come along side you to be your partner in your healing journey.
(470) 748-6345 View (470) 748-6345
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Delancey Fortin
Counselor, MA, APC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buford, GA 30519
I offer animal assisted therapy! Animal assisted therapy can help enhance your therapeutic experience. Dogs have been shown to decrease blood pressure and reduce stress and anxiety. Everybody needs a little extra help sometimes and that’s ok! Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, sexuality issues, or just overwhelmed with life in general, being able to talk through it and gain a better understanding of why you are feeling the way you do is incredibly helpful. It is my belief that as people become more aware and accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding a sense of peace and contentment in their lives.
I offer animal assisted therapy! Animal assisted therapy can help enhance your therapeutic experience. Dogs have been shown to decrease blood pressure and reduce stress and anxiety. Everybody needs a little extra help sometimes and that’s ok! Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, sexuality issues, or just overwhelmed with life in general, being able to talk through it and gain a better understanding of why you are feeling the way you do is incredibly helpful. It is my belief that as people become more aware and accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding a sense of peace and contentment in their lives.
(470) 888-7148 View (470) 888-7148
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Dan Feldman
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, CCMHC, CAMS3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buford, GA 30519
My family oriented practice is balanced between adolescents and adults. I work with individuals, couples and families. I use a variety of counseling approaches in order to best fit each individual client and their needs. My goal and desire with every client is to do my best to see the world through your eyes and understand your experience in order to best provide the kind of support and encouragement you seek.
My family oriented practice is balanced between adolescents and adults. I work with individuals, couples and families. I use a variety of counseling approaches in order to best fit each individual client and their needs. My goal and desire with every client is to do my best to see the world through your eyes and understand your experience in order to best provide the kind of support and encouragement you seek.
(770) 809-3642 View (770) 809-3642
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Zach Holzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Buford, GA 30519  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor with extensive work with clients and is comprised of managing anxiety disorders, depression disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and numerous other personality and mood disorders. My therapeutic techniques include person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, and reality therapy. I believe in the significance of helping others feel inner peace and find purpose in life.
I am a licensed professional counselor with extensive work with clients and is comprised of managing anxiety disorders, depression disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and numerous other personality and mood disorders. My therapeutic techniques include person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, and reality therapy. I believe in the significance of helping others feel inner peace and find purpose in life.
(678) 487-8498 View (678) 487-8498
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Karen Timmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
Buford, GA 30519
Do you find yourself thinking "I'm not good enough" or constantly second-guessing yourself? Does shame or guilt keep you stuck? Is anxiety or past trauma making it feel like life is out of control? Maybe you find yourself thinking unwanted negative thoughts that you just ruminate on daily. You might be feeling frustrated because it feels like you've tried everything to stop feeling this way. Perhaps you're seeing patterns in your relationships: poor or no communication, not setting important boundaries in your relationships, or avoiding conflict in your relationships which only makes things worse. You're not sure how to fix it.
Do you find yourself thinking "I'm not good enough" or constantly second-guessing yourself? Does shame or guilt keep you stuck? Is anxiety or past trauma making it feel like life is out of control? Maybe you find yourself thinking unwanted negative thoughts that you just ruminate on daily. You might be feeling frustrated because it feels like you've tried everything to stop feeling this way. Perhaps you're seeing patterns in your relationships: poor or no communication, not setting important boundaries in your relationships, or avoiding conflict in your relationships which only makes things worse. You're not sure how to fix it.
(404) 738-8554 View (404) 738-8554
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Elizabeth Anderson
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Buford, GA 30519  (Online Only)
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my page! I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist passionate about helping clients in their journey of personal growth, insight, and change. I view a trusting relationship with my clients as the most important factor in positive therapeutic success. I'm very patient and careful to listen to the needs of my clients, thus facilitating a safe haven to fully express their thoughts, feelings, and struggles. My approach to therapy is integrative to match interventions to unique client needs. I provide individual therapy services to diverse adult populations.
Hello! Thanks for stopping by my page! I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist passionate about helping clients in their journey of personal growth, insight, and change. I view a trusting relationship with my clients as the most important factor in positive therapeutic success. I'm very patient and careful to listen to the needs of my clients, thus facilitating a safe haven to fully express their thoughts, feelings, and struggles. My approach to therapy is integrative to match interventions to unique client needs. I provide individual therapy services to diverse adult populations.
(678) 831-9684 View (678) 831-9684
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Tamara D Turner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Buford, GA 30519  (Online Only)
Personal beliefs and thoughts have power over our emotions and behavior. Sometimes we just aren't aware of our underlying beliefs influencing our mood. Awareness allows us to manage our emotional world from a better place. I will help you become aware of your beliefs, how they are affecting you, and help you realize that you have what it takes to make positive changes in your life. I know it can be difficult to talk about your feelings. So I start by providing a safe space for you. Together, we will work collaboratively toward your personal goals, leading to a happier, more productive life.
Personal beliefs and thoughts have power over our emotions and behavior. Sometimes we just aren't aware of our underlying beliefs influencing our mood. Awareness allows us to manage our emotional world from a better place. I will help you become aware of your beliefs, how they are affecting you, and help you realize that you have what it takes to make positive changes in your life. I know it can be difficult to talk about your feelings. So I start by providing a safe space for you. Together, we will work collaboratively toward your personal goals, leading to a happier, more productive life.
(678) 369-7580 View (678) 369-7580
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Jocelyn R Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buford, GA 30519  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Jocelyn is passionately committed to the strength, stability, and success of families through healthy connected relationships. She acts as a guide with her client's journey in healing. Her clients learn how to have more intimate relationships and reconnect with their own essential wholeness during this journey. She accomplishes this by compassionately collaborating with the client with a straight-forward but light-hearted approach. She believes although psychotherapy is hard work it can be enjoyable, not painful.Jocelyn has experience working with adults, couple, children and families.
Jocelyn is passionately committed to the strength, stability, and success of families through healthy connected relationships. She acts as a guide with her client's journey in healing. Her clients learn how to have more intimate relationships and reconnect with their own essential wholeness during this journey. She accomplishes this by compassionately collaborating with the client with a straight-forward but light-hearted approach. She believes although psychotherapy is hard work it can be enjoyable, not painful.Jocelyn has experience working with adults, couple, children and families.
(314) 488-2734 View (314) 488-2734
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Dr. Shirley Boone-Sanford
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Buford, GA 30519
As high achieving women and girls you have worked hard to achieve your education and career goals, and now struggle with feeling stressed, the imposter syndrome, or being one of the only ones in your work or education place. Others believe you have it all; on the outside you look independent, accomplished and “together”, but on the inside you feel anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed. You struggle to maintain your professional position while managing the rest of your life. Your personal life and self-care suffers. You feel exhausted by it all and have no idea how to get out of the cycle, but realize it is time for change.
As high achieving women and girls you have worked hard to achieve your education and career goals, and now struggle with feeling stressed, the imposter syndrome, or being one of the only ones in your work or education place. Others believe you have it all; on the outside you look independent, accomplished and “together”, but on the inside you feel anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed. You struggle to maintain your professional position while managing the rest of your life. Your personal life and self-care suffers. You feel exhausted by it all and have no idea how to get out of the cycle, but realize it is time for change.
(678) 792-8113 View (678) 792-8113
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Cathy Sutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Buford, GA 30519
Not accepting new clients
I use a practical common sense approach towards goal-oriented therapy. My focus is to establish a collaborative approach with clients, empowering each to acquire and implement techniques to reach their desired goals; enhance their overall functioning and well being. I primarily use a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Model however, at times I believe it best to use a combination of treatment methods to meet each individual's needs; helping clients discover what works best for their success. I look forward to working with you and assisting you on your journey to becoming your best self.
I use a practical common sense approach towards goal-oriented therapy. My focus is to establish a collaborative approach with clients, empowering each to acquire and implement techniques to reach their desired goals; enhance their overall functioning and well being. I primarily use a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Model however, at times I believe it best to use a combination of treatment methods to meet each individual's needs; helping clients discover what works best for their success. I look forward to working with you and assisting you on your journey to becoming your best self.
(678) 616-2708 View (678) 616-2708
JTL Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buford, GA 30519
There are so many factors that play a role in our happiness and we are here to assist you in dealing with problems so that you can create a unique, meaningful life that encompasses your values and wishes. As therapists we believe that all people need a safe, non-judgemental space where they are allowed to work through issues/challenges with unconditional support, while also being challenged and held accountable in a respectful and compassionate manner. Our practice encompasses a holistic perspective focusing on the mind, body and spiritual wellness, according to the client's wants and needs.
There are so many factors that play a role in our happiness and we are here to assist you in dealing with problems so that you can create a unique, meaningful life that encompasses your values and wishes. As therapists we believe that all people need a safe, non-judgemental space where they are allowed to work through issues/challenges with unconditional support, while also being challenged and held accountable in a respectful and compassionate manner. Our practice encompasses a holistic perspective focusing on the mind, body and spiritual wellness, according to the client's wants and needs.
(770) 691-2866 View (770) 691-2866

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Number of Therapists in 30519

50+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 30519 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
82% Coping Skills
73% Life Transitions
71% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 30519 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30519?

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.