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Kathryn Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Augusta, GA 30909
Hello! My name is Katie, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Family Trauma Professional working in Augusta, GA. I work with individuals, couples, and families to treat a variety of concerns. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, Crossfit, Harry Potter, and spending time with furry little buddy, Lily.
Hello! My name is Katie, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Family Trauma Professional working in Augusta, GA. I work with individuals, couples, and families to treat a variety of concerns. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, Crossfit, Harry Potter, and spending time with furry little buddy, Lily.
(706) 203-4546 View (706) 203-4546
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Dawn M Jett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
Believe it or not...this is a FUN process. The most important aspect of counseling is to attain the goals you identify. You are the expert in your own life. I am comfortable working with clients who have identified almost any problem area but specifically I am well trained in treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and problems in the social and family environment. I work on the goals you identify rather than my opinion of what you should work on. This makes me a very non-judgmental personal and I develop strong positive relationships with my clients.
Believe it or not...this is a FUN process. The most important aspect of counseling is to attain the goals you identify. You are the expert in your own life. I am comfortable working with clients who have identified almost any problem area but specifically I am well trained in treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and problems in the social and family environment. I work on the goals you identify rather than my opinion of what you should work on. This makes me a very non-judgmental personal and I develop strong positive relationships with my clients.
(706) 256-8291 View (706) 256-8291
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Mary Katherine Crook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Augusta, GA 30909
Everyone has a story...and my story has left me with a sincere heart for the hurting. As your counselor it is my passion to be the support you need as you work through the hurts and struggles you face. Whether teen or adult, you will find a safe and caring place when you sit with me in the counseling room. Here, it is also my hope that you will find a new experience - a welcoming space where you will feel heard and be encouraged as you progress towards healing and growth.
Everyone has a story...and my story has left me with a sincere heart for the hurting. As your counselor it is my passion to be the support you need as you work through the hurts and struggles you face. Whether teen or adult, you will find a safe and caring place when you sit with me in the counseling room. Here, it is also my hope that you will find a new experience - a welcoming space where you will feel heard and be encouraged as you progress towards healing and growth.
(762) 240-1299 View (762) 240-1299
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Malissa Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Feeling stuck? Like you're carrying the weight of the world? There's help and healing for you! I would love to create goals with you that will allow you to achieve the freedom you want and need or just be able to breathe. My counseling style is safe, non-judgmental and supportive. My areas of specialty are marriage and family, anxiety, stress, depression, life changes and teen self-esteem. My approach primarily combines Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior therapies but I also believe in treating the core self-finding the authentic you and living an abundant life.
Welcome! Feeling stuck? Like you're carrying the weight of the world? There's help and healing for you! I would love to create goals with you that will allow you to achieve the freedom you want and need or just be able to breathe. My counseling style is safe, non-judgmental and supportive. My areas of specialty are marriage and family, anxiety, stress, depression, life changes and teen self-esteem. My approach primarily combines Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior therapies but I also believe in treating the core self-finding the authentic you and living an abundant life.
(762) 204-3282 View (762) 204-3282
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Jessica Fritz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, issues relating to women and/or families, children/adolescents, LGBTQ+ population and young adults. I have extensive professional experience providing individual, family and group counseling. I am passionate about taking an integrative and holistic approach, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered Therapy, to treat the whole person and ensure that what is done in therapy is personalized, collaborative, and unique to you as a client.
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, issues relating to women and/or families, children/adolescents, LGBTQ+ population and young adults. I have extensive professional experience providing individual, family and group counseling. I am passionate about taking an integrative and holistic approach, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered Therapy, to treat the whole person and ensure that what is done in therapy is personalized, collaborative, and unique to you as a client.
(706) 717-6137 View (706) 717-6137
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Madison Bentley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Augusta, GA 30909  (Online Only)
In addition to his private practice where he treats child/adolescents/adults, Madison was the Clinical Director at Hope House of Augusta’s Women’s Residential and Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center from September 11, 2016 to February 9, 2020, where patients received treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. Madison has a Master’s in Psychology and Counseling from Troy Alabama University and is a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia where he provides clinical supervision for Master's level post-graduates.
In addition to his private practice where he treats child/adolescents/adults, Madison was the Clinical Director at Hope House of Augusta’s Women’s Residential and Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center from September 11, 2016 to February 9, 2020, where patients received treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. Madison has a Master’s in Psychology and Counseling from Troy Alabama University and is a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia where he provides clinical supervision for Master's level post-graduates.
(706) 637-2075 View (706) 637-2075
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Carlos J Foster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, addictions, depression, anger management, relationship stressors and/or transitions and other emotional and behavioral difficulties.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, addictions, depression, anger management, relationship stressors and/or transitions and other emotional and behavioral difficulties.
(762) 445-9111 View (762) 445-9111
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Monica L Shiver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909  (Online Only)
I have an extensive background in working with the elderly, chronic and terminal illness, disability, bereavement, anxiety, marriage and family counseling. I use evidence-based practices to help clients and families modify and adapt to life stressors. I provide tele-health visits and believe that therapy on your terms can provide a more accessible and comfortable setting for you or your loved one.
I have an extensive background in working with the elderly, chronic and terminal illness, disability, bereavement, anxiety, marriage and family counseling. I use evidence-based practices to help clients and families modify and adapt to life stressors. I provide tele-health visits and believe that therapy on your terms can provide a more accessible and comfortable setting for you or your loved one.
(706) 703-4162 View (706) 703-4162
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Bethany Stanley
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Augusta, GA 30909
My passion for helping people develop their spiritual and mental health wellness led me to enter the Master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Augusta University. Now as a counselor, my goal with clients is to help them unlock the profound connection between their words, stories, and people in their lives. I currently work with individuals and couples focusing on avenues to improve their relationships. I have always been inspired by Matt Smith’s quote, “We are all stories in the end, just make it a good one, ey?" We all have our story. Let's work together to unlock yours!
My passion for helping people develop their spiritual and mental health wellness led me to enter the Master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Augusta University. Now as a counselor, my goal with clients is to help them unlock the profound connection between their words, stories, and people in their lives. I currently work with individuals and couples focusing on avenues to improve their relationships. I have always been inspired by Matt Smith’s quote, “We are all stories in the end, just make it a good one, ey?" We all have our story. Let's work together to unlock yours!
(706) 971-7646 View (706) 971-7646
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Lindsey Nolan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Lindsey, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice for adults ages 18+. I have a special heart for clients new to or returning to therapy, and those managing chronic mental health or physical illnesses. I work to empower individuals in overcoming barriers to wellness, including: unexpected life changes, caretaker burnout, anxiety, depression, low self-worth, perfectionism, grief/loss, stress-management, performance expectations, difficult relationships, divorce/separation, and women's issues (fertility issues, miscarriage, and postpartum adjustments).
Hi! I'm Lindsey, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice for adults ages 18+. I have a special heart for clients new to or returning to therapy, and those managing chronic mental health or physical illnesses. I work to empower individuals in overcoming barriers to wellness, including: unexpected life changes, caretaker burnout, anxiety, depression, low self-worth, perfectionism, grief/loss, stress-management, performance expectations, difficult relationships, divorce/separation, and women's issues (fertility issues, miscarriage, and postpartum adjustments).
(706) 214-2757 View (706) 214-2757
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Sarah L. Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Augusta, GA 30909
I am a licensed clinical social worker whose primary specialty is assisting adult clients in traveling along their survivor journey following trauma. I believe in assisting clients in moving through the process of transitioning from living in survival mode to actively living their day to day lives. I work with survivors of childhood abuse/ trauma and military combat trauma. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a registered provider with the Star Behavioral Health Providers program. I have been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I also treat depression and anxiety.
I am a licensed clinical social worker whose primary specialty is assisting adult clients in traveling along their survivor journey following trauma. I believe in assisting clients in moving through the process of transitioning from living in survival mode to actively living their day to day lives. I work with survivors of childhood abuse/ trauma and military combat trauma. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a registered provider with the Star Behavioral Health Providers program. I have been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I also treat depression and anxiety.
(706) 801-4145 View (706) 801-4145
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Amy Daniel Simons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents,adults and their families. I have worked in a partial hospital setting, a private practice with a psychologist and psychiatrist, and with a private foster care agency.I enjoy working with children and their families on behavior modification, helping adolescents and adults to set goals for their future and working through traumatic experiences. I have assisted adults in working on adjustment issues to accomplish the goals they set for themselves.
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents,adults and their families. I have worked in a partial hospital setting, a private practice with a psychologist and psychiatrist, and with a private foster care agency.I enjoy working with children and their families on behavior modification, helping adolescents and adults to set goals for their future and working through traumatic experiences. I have assisted adults in working on adjustment issues to accomplish the goals they set for themselves.
(706) 680-7963 View (706) 680-7963
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Dr. Jessica M Shine
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Augusta, GA 30909  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Dr. Jessica Shine! I am caring and passionate about my purpose to help you heal past traumas and navigate through life’s difficult experiences and transitions. I love working with clients from diverse backgrounds and growing our therapeutic relationship in a non-judgmental, safe, and supportive environment. I strive to provide you with the necessary tools for your growth and success as your therapist, accountability partner, shoulder to cry on, and cheerleader! I’m here to connect the dots and help you understand how your life experiences all factor in to who you are today.
Hi, my name is Dr. Jessica Shine! I am caring and passionate about my purpose to help you heal past traumas and navigate through life’s difficult experiences and transitions. I love working with clients from diverse backgrounds and growing our therapeutic relationship in a non-judgmental, safe, and supportive environment. I strive to provide you with the necessary tools for your growth and success as your therapist, accountability partner, shoulder to cry on, and cheerleader! I’m here to connect the dots and help you understand how your life experiences all factor in to who you are today.
(706) 230-5323 View (706) 230-5323
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Austin Shively
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
Austin is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) from Lincolnton, Georgia. He studied psychology at UGA and attained a Masters in Counselor Education at Augusta University. Austin subscribes to person-centered and humanistic approaches in his counseling. He enjoys working with couples as well as individuals who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, and ADHD. In his free time, Austin enjoys spending time with his wife and pets, as well as watching sports, playing videogames, and spending time with friends and family.
Austin is an Associate Professional Counselor (APC) from Lincolnton, Georgia. He studied psychology at UGA and attained a Masters in Counselor Education at Augusta University. Austin subscribes to person-centered and humanistic approaches in his counseling. He enjoys working with couples as well as individuals who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, and ADHD. In his free time, Austin enjoys spending time with his wife and pets, as well as watching sports, playing videogames, and spending time with friends and family.
(706) 899-3080 View (706) 899-3080
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Christopher Carkhum Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Augusta, GA 30909
It is a smart, courageous, move to reach out for help. Whether you've a dependence on alcohol, an over reliance on pain pills, or using porn excessively, I am certified to help. I have worked in the mental health/addictions field for the past 40 years. During this time I've earned three Masters Degrees: M.S in Clinical-Administrative Specialist; M.Ed. Counselor Education and School/Community Counseling and M.A. Forensic Psychology. I'm a Certified US DOT SAP and a Certified Advanced Alcohol/Drug Counselor. I worked as the Employee Assistance Professional at AU for 8 years, and am well-versed and experienced with employment issues.
It is a smart, courageous, move to reach out for help. Whether you've a dependence on alcohol, an over reliance on pain pills, or using porn excessively, I am certified to help. I have worked in the mental health/addictions field for the past 40 years. During this time I've earned three Masters Degrees: M.S in Clinical-Administrative Specialist; M.Ed. Counselor Education and School/Community Counseling and M.A. Forensic Psychology. I'm a Certified US DOT SAP and a Certified Advanced Alcohol/Drug Counselor. I worked as the Employee Assistance Professional at AU for 8 years, and am well-versed and experienced with employment issues.
(706) 584-2141 View (706) 584-2141
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Destiny Nettles
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
It is important to acknowledge that traumatic experiences can impact the quality of our relationships. Childhood abuse and neglect, serious illness, combat experiences, and infidelity often have long-lasting effects on our ability to effectively communicate our feelings and needs to loved ones. By strengthening our present attachment bonds and tackling unhelpful thought patterns, we can work together to decrease traumatic stress and establish healing relationships. Healing can be a lifelong journey, but with deliberate small steps, I believe that anyone can find peace and develop more fulfilling relationships with their loved ones.
It is important to acknowledge that traumatic experiences can impact the quality of our relationships. Childhood abuse and neglect, serious illness, combat experiences, and infidelity often have long-lasting effects on our ability to effectively communicate our feelings and needs to loved ones. By strengthening our present attachment bonds and tackling unhelpful thought patterns, we can work together to decrease traumatic stress and establish healing relationships. Healing can be a lifelong journey, but with deliberate small steps, I believe that anyone can find peace and develop more fulfilling relationships with their loved ones.
(706) 471-2177 View (706) 471-2177
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Emily Beall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
Waitlist for new clients
You may be here because you are seeking the freedom of not living in fear. Perhaps you find that a lot of your time is occupied by rumination or trouble tolerating uncertainty. You might describe yourself as ‘plagued with self-doubt’. I’m here for you while we navigate these challenges together. I approach therapy through the lens of guiding my clients to learn to manage the uncertainty and discomfort in what we don't have control of and instead focus on acting on their values, what is important to them/their growth, healing their relationship with themselves, and learning to be an active participant in their own lives.
You may be here because you are seeking the freedom of not living in fear. Perhaps you find that a lot of your time is occupied by rumination or trouble tolerating uncertainty. You might describe yourself as ‘plagued with self-doubt’. I’m here for you while we navigate these challenges together. I approach therapy through the lens of guiding my clients to learn to manage the uncertainty and discomfort in what we don't have control of and instead focus on acting on their values, what is important to them/their growth, healing their relationship with themselves, and learning to be an active participant in their own lives.
(706) 230-6652 View (706) 230-6652
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Allison Layman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
Allison Layman is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2011. She graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Masters degree in Psychology with a clinical focus. Allison is trained in a variety of modalities, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Grief Recovery, Gottman Couples Counseling and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She believes that individuals are multifaceted and views people in the larger context of their life and relationships. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, grief, trauma and relationship issues.
Allison Layman is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2011. She graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Masters degree in Psychology with a clinical focus. Allison is trained in a variety of modalities, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Grief Recovery, Gottman Couples Counseling and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She believes that individuals are multifaceted and views people in the larger context of their life and relationships. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, grief, trauma and relationship issues.
(706) 903-9365 View (706) 903-9365
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Aishia Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CLC
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
I offer counseling and coaching sessions to encourage people to discover their entitlements in life. As a person, you are entitled to live life to the fullest and be the absolute best as you define it. No one can define success but you. If you can think it, you can achieve it. I also assist in discovering the obstacles and stumbling blocks that may be hindering you from living the life that you desire.
I offer counseling and coaching sessions to encourage people to discover their entitlements in life. As a person, you are entitled to live life to the fullest and be the absolute best as you define it. No one can define success but you. If you can think it, you can achieve it. I also assist in discovering the obstacles and stumbling blocks that may be hindering you from living the life that you desire.
(706) 696-8452 View (706) 696-8452
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Rachel Willis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30909
Rachel Willis is a counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. Rachel takes a client-centered approach to therapy. She believes not only is each person unique, but their experience with an issue is unique. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, life transitions, and stress. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling. She occasionally challenges herself to expand her hobbies with things like beekeeping and golf.
Rachel Willis is a counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. Rachel takes a client-centered approach to therapy. She believes not only is each person unique, but their experience with an issue is unique. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, life transitions, and stress. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling. She occasionally challenges herself to expand her hobbies with things like beekeeping and golf.
(706) 906-6430 View (706) 906-6430

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Number of Therapists in 30909

200+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in 30909 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
66% Coping Skills
65% Self Esteem
59% Grief
58% Trauma and PTSD
57% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
83% Cigna and Evernorth
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 30909 see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30909?

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.