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Bill Massey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
My name is Bill Massey and I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in west central Georgia and east central Alabama. I graduated from the University of Georgia's MSW program in 1993 and became an LCSW in 1996. I have worked in home health and hospice for most of my career with a strong emphasis on geriatrics and dementia care. I have experience in inpatient psychiatric settings and residential services as well. I am looking to fill a niche that I have seen wanting attention for some time.
My name is Bill Massey and I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in west central Georgia and east central Alabama. I graduated from the University of Georgia's MSW program in 1993 and became an LCSW in 1996. I have worked in home health and hospice for most of my career with a strong emphasis on geriatrics and dementia care. I have experience in inpatient psychiatric settings and residential services as well. I am looking to fill a niche that I have seen wanting attention for some time.
(706) 898-3539 View (706) 898-3539
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Margaret Vale McCall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, worry and fears? Do you have thoughts that feel intrusive and bother you a great deal? Do you sometimes feel compelled to behave in ways that you don’t understand? If this is you, you may have one of many, very common anxiety disorders that are highly treatable. With the right treatment, you can recover and live your life without being overwhelmed with worry and fear. I consider myself a coach as much as a therapist. My goal is to teach you the skills you need to be your own therapist. You can expect active and lively therapy sessions with a good deal of humor thrown in.
Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, worry and fears? Do you have thoughts that feel intrusive and bother you a great deal? Do you sometimes feel compelled to behave in ways that you don’t understand? If this is you, you may have one of many, very common anxiety disorders that are highly treatable. With the right treatment, you can recover and live your life without being overwhelmed with worry and fear. I consider myself a coach as much as a therapist. My goal is to teach you the skills you need to be your own therapist. You can expect active and lively therapy sessions with a good deal of humor thrown in.
(706) 971-7051 View (706) 971-7051
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Dr. Jennifer Bell Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MBA, LPC, NCC, BCTMH
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
Something is not quite right...you notice little things at first and then you get your child checked out because you just can't shake that parental feeling that something is wrong. And you hear the words... your child has Autism. Your world shatters...I know, I have been there not just once, but twice with my son and my daughter. In the Autism world there are acronyms like: SLP, OT, PT, OCD, ADHD,ODD & ABA. There are so many different therapies needed. It can be overwhelming for you, your family and your child. There is hope. There is life. Autism is a journey and we can help with your journey.
Something is not quite right...you notice little things at first and then you get your child checked out because you just can't shake that parental feeling that something is wrong. And you hear the words... your child has Autism. Your world shatters...I know, I have been there not just once, but twice with my son and my daughter. In the Autism world there are acronyms like: SLP, OT, PT, OCD, ADHD,ODD & ABA. There are so many different therapies needed. It can be overwhelming for you, your family and your child. There is hope. There is life. Autism is a journey and we can help with your journey.
(478) 268-4796 View (478) 268-4796
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Shanita Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAMS
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(706) 471-2455 View (706) 471-2455
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APT Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
APT Counseling Services provide children, adult, and family therapy. Dr. Pass-Turner utilize highly skill techniques and strategies that promote empowerment and personal growth. She is a Doctor of Counseling Psychology who has worked in mental health for over 20 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisior, Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, National Cerfified Counselor, Doctoral Addictions Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor specialties assessment/evaluation and child custody.
APT Counseling Services provide children, adult, and family therapy. Dr. Pass-Turner utilize highly skill techniques and strategies that promote empowerment and personal growth. She is a Doctor of Counseling Psychology who has worked in mental health for over 20 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisior, Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, National Cerfified Counselor, Doctoral Addictions Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor specialties assessment/evaluation and child custody.
(706) 819-4236 View (706) 819-4236
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The Brain Center
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I was born in Hungary. After overcoming many language and cultural barriers I earned an Associates Degree from Chattahoochee Valley Community College. After the completion of my Bachelor's of Science Degree from Columbus State University I went on to earn my Master's and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia. The diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is not only my professional passion, but a personal one as well.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I was born in Hungary. After overcoming many language and cultural barriers I earned an Associates Degree from Chattahoochee Valley Community College. After the completion of my Bachelor's of Science Degree from Columbus State University I went on to earn my Master's and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia. The diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is not only my professional passion, but a personal one as well.
(706) 584-2718 View (706) 584-2718
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Michelle Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31904
Now Providing KAP! Symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, muscle pain/fatigue, depressed mood, irritability, and panic attacks are exhausting and interfere with your Total Wellness, including relationships and job performance. I have 20 years of experience in the successful treatment of symptoms associated w/ PTSD, anxiety, and depression through the use of EMDR, Brainspotting. and KAP. These techniques allow your brain to access its innate, natural healing process to relieve distress and reduce/eliminate physiological arousal to triggers, resulting in controlled emotions, improved sleep, and overall improved focus and concentration.
Now Providing KAP! Symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, muscle pain/fatigue, depressed mood, irritability, and panic attacks are exhausting and interfere with your Total Wellness, including relationships and job performance. I have 20 years of experience in the successful treatment of symptoms associated w/ PTSD, anxiety, and depression through the use of EMDR, Brainspotting. and KAP. These techniques allow your brain to access its innate, natural healing process to relieve distress and reduce/eliminate physiological arousal to triggers, resulting in controlled emotions, improved sleep, and overall improved focus and concentration.
(706) 230-6790 View (706) 230-6790
Child and Adolescent Assessment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
Welcome to Child and Adolescent Assessment Services, a dedicated branch of The Psychology Clinic, specializing exclusively in psychological testing for children and adolescents. Our practice is rooted in the science of behaviorism, emphasizing the critical role of psychological assessments in understanding and enhancing the mental health and developmental progress of the young individuals we serve.
Welcome to Child and Adolescent Assessment Services, a dedicated branch of The Psychology Clinic, specializing exclusively in psychological testing for children and adolescents. Our practice is rooted in the science of behaviorism, emphasizing the critical role of psychological assessments in understanding and enhancing the mental health and developmental progress of the young individuals we serve.
(706) 710-3359 View (706) 710-3359
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Rabia Subhani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904  (Online Only)
Are you an adult looking for an autism/ADHD evaluation via telehealth? Or someone looking for a spiritually-based life coach, someone to help you live and work from a place of clear soul-alignment so everything you do reflects your truest self? How about someone who helps you understand what is holding you back from living with purpose, passion, and complete authenticity? And shows you how to live life as if it was rigged in your favor (as Rumi says). Who would you be if....you lived with no barriers or boundaries to what and who you could become? And you lived each day with joy and a love of living each moment to the fullest.
Are you an adult looking for an autism/ADHD evaluation via telehealth? Or someone looking for a spiritually-based life coach, someone to help you live and work from a place of clear soul-alignment so everything you do reflects your truest self? How about someone who helps you understand what is holding you back from living with purpose, passion, and complete authenticity? And shows you how to live life as if it was rigged in your favor (as Rumi says). Who would you be if....you lived with no barriers or boundaries to what and who you could become? And you lived each day with joy and a love of living each moment to the fullest.
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Sherita Tartt
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
Sherita Tartt, LPC Sherita Tartt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2017. Sherita offers convenient virtual therapy. She meets the individual where they are, is a good listener and has the ability to equip individuals with the necessary tools to succeed in their goals. As a Christian, a mother, and someone who knows all too well about hiding under the covers to escape from life stressors, Sherita understands that life can be challenging and that some people have stress or anxiety meeting those challenges.
Sherita Tartt, LPC Sherita Tartt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2017. Sherita offers convenient virtual therapy. She meets the individual where they are, is a good listener and has the ability to equip individuals with the necessary tools to succeed in their goals. As a Christian, a mother, and someone who knows all too well about hiding under the covers to escape from life stressors, Sherita understands that life can be challenging and that some people have stress or anxiety meeting those challenges.
(706) 551-7644 View (706) 551-7644
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Christian Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31904
When people seek therapy, they are often uncertain, hurt, exhausted, and feel defeated. Each person possesses the strengths necessary to overcome any problem, but sometimes need some help learning how to use and recognize them. If you've ever found yourself with the need to numb your life or emotions, I welcome you to consider a change through judgement-free and supportive therapy. My passion is helping people impacted by addiction, substance use, porn misuse, low self-esteem, or trauma rebuild their lives. I also offer clinical supervision to associate-licensed social workers and APCs. I offer individual and group supervision.
When people seek therapy, they are often uncertain, hurt, exhausted, and feel defeated. Each person possesses the strengths necessary to overcome any problem, but sometimes need some help learning how to use and recognize them. If you've ever found yourself with the need to numb your life or emotions, I welcome you to consider a change through judgement-free and supportive therapy. My passion is helping people impacted by addiction, substance use, porn misuse, low self-esteem, or trauma rebuild their lives. I also offer clinical supervision to associate-licensed social workers and APCs. I offer individual and group supervision.
(404) 574-4268 View (404) 574-4268
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Rebecca Swan
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
Rebecca Swan, LAPC Rebecca Swan is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Berea College and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Townsend Institute at Concordia. Rebecca is passionate about building strong and trusting relationships while supporting the needs and growth of individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in anxiety, depression, child sexual abuse and trauma, relationship issues, pre-marital, and low self-esteem.
Rebecca Swan, LAPC Rebecca Swan is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Berea College and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Townsend Institute at Concordia. Rebecca is passionate about building strong and trusting relationships while supporting the needs and growth of individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in anxiety, depression, child sexual abuse and trauma, relationship issues, pre-marital, and low self-esteem.
(706) 808-4538 View (706) 808-4538
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Whispers of Wisdom Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CAMS, II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31904
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for working with those who need answers and guidance to navigate through life issues. I join with my clients and utilize known therapeutic methods to help them create more fulfilled lives. As a therapist, I will work with you to help uncover your true potential, and assist you in creating the life you desire. As a counselor I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have suffered traumatic experiences. I also specialize in stress management, and secondary traumatic stress. I am also a Certified Anger Management Specialist.
I have a passion for working with those who need answers and guidance to navigate through life issues. I join with my clients and utilize known therapeutic methods to help them create more fulfilled lives. As a therapist, I will work with you to help uncover your true potential, and assist you in creating the life you desire. As a counselor I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have suffered traumatic experiences. I also specialize in stress management, and secondary traumatic stress. I am also a Certified Anger Management Specialist.
(706) 203-2675 View (706) 203-2675
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Antoinette Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
Does life seem like it’s just too much to handle a lot of the time? Would you consider a “Mental Health Makeover”? Let Antoinette Wilson teach you what she has learned about Mind Management. It can help you overcome some bad habits and impact your mood. In session she will remind you you’re working with a real human being, not someone who thinks they have all the answers. The structure of your sessions depends on what you need that day. Antoinette combines her background in case management, crisis stabilization, forensic psychiatric care, military life and medical and school social work when building therapeutic relationships.
Does life seem like it’s just too much to handle a lot of the time? Would you consider a “Mental Health Makeover”? Let Antoinette Wilson teach you what she has learned about Mind Management. It can help you overcome some bad habits and impact your mood. In session she will remind you you’re working with a real human being, not someone who thinks they have all the answers. The structure of your sessions depends on what you need that day. Antoinette combines her background in case management, crisis stabilization, forensic psychiatric care, military life and medical and school social work when building therapeutic relationships.
(706) 916-3691 View (706) 916-3691
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Kimberly Bishop
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31904
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to meet life's challenges. How we reach out for resources during this time can facilitate hope and healing. You may have already reached out to a friend, family member, or pastor and find you are still stuck. The next step you take may be to meet with a professional counselor. As a professional counselor, I am passionate about working with people to find healing and understanding. I am also credentialed as a CPCS, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, providing supervision to train other therapists in the counseling profession.
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to meet life's challenges. How we reach out for resources during this time can facilitate hope and healing. You may have already reached out to a friend, family member, or pastor and find you are still stuck. The next step you take may be to meet with a professional counselor. As a professional counselor, I am passionate about working with people to find healing and understanding. I am also credentialed as a CPCS, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, providing supervision to train other therapists in the counseling profession.
(706) 225-7059 View (706) 225-7059
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The Psychology Clinic
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
The Psychology Clinic, led by Dr. Odell Vining, specializes in evidence-based behavioral psychology. With expertise in areas such as reinforcer dose efficacy and compliance training, Dr. Vining employs a comprehensive array of behavioral techniques tailored to each client's needs.
The Psychology Clinic, led by Dr. Odell Vining, specializes in evidence-based behavioral psychology. With expertise in areas such as reinforcer dose efficacy and compliance training, Dr. Vining employs a comprehensive array of behavioral techniques tailored to each client's needs.
(706) 603-4961 View (706) 603-4961
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Creative Virtue, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am Christian, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Mentor/Coach, and dancer. I have 13 years of experience in the mental health field across various settings. I feel the call to create a safe place for Christians to be open and vulnerable about the issues they are facing. Even Christians who hear wonderful sermons week after week, still struggle with mental strongholds that prevent them from fully receiving the life and power in God's Word. Contact me to learn about the many ways. you can work with me
I am Christian, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Mentor/Coach, and dancer. I have 13 years of experience in the mental health field across various settings. I feel the call to create a safe place for Christians to be open and vulnerable about the issues they are facing. Even Christians who hear wonderful sermons week after week, still struggle with mental strongholds that prevent them from fully receiving the life and power in God's Word. Contact me to learn about the many ways. you can work with me
(706) 705-0132 View (706) 705-0132
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Charlene Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31904
We can become overwhelmed by the effects of traumatic experiences. I have a great passion to help people move towards resolution of different types of trauma. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) technique to assist clients in reprocessing traumatic events. I have received certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional by the International Association for Trauma Professionals. I work with clients who have experienced attachment trauma due to adverse childhood experiences which contributes to relationship problems, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression and difficulty coping with stress.
We can become overwhelmed by the effects of traumatic experiences. I have a great passion to help people move towards resolution of different types of trauma. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) technique to assist clients in reprocessing traumatic events. I have received certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional by the International Association for Trauma Professionals. I work with clients who have experienced attachment trauma due to adverse childhood experiences which contributes to relationship problems, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression and difficulty coping with stress.
(706) 413-8039 View (706) 413-8039
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LifeWorks Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
Laura Beth’s counseling style has evolved into a holistic approach (incorporating mind, body and spirit), since starting out almost 20 years ago working with children, adolescents and families. Laura Beth has a diverse background including teaching, social work and community mental health. She has spent the last 10 years as a clinical therapist. She enjoys incorporating art, mindfulness and child-centered techniques. She graduated from Auburn University with a major in psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She obtained her Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Troy University.
Laura Beth’s counseling style has evolved into a holistic approach (incorporating mind, body and spirit), since starting out almost 20 years ago working with children, adolescents and families. Laura Beth has a diverse background including teaching, social work and community mental health. She has spent the last 10 years as a clinical therapist. She enjoys incorporating art, mindfulness and child-centered techniques. She graduated from Auburn University with a major in psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She obtained her Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Troy University.
(706) 675-7921 View (706) 675-7921
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Robert Pasley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
Robert Pasley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Art Degree in Professional Counseling. Whether you are new to therapy or simply continuing your journey, it is important to do so with someone who is open, caring, and welcoming. Robert invites you to visit a space that is filled with warmth, hope and inspiration. Perfection is not a requirement. You can enter with your own unique life experiences and perspectives and expect to be seen, heard, and acknowledged without judgment or bias.
Robert Pasley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Art Degree in Professional Counseling. Whether you are new to therapy or simply continuing your journey, it is important to do so with someone who is open, caring, and welcoming. Robert invites you to visit a space that is filled with warmth, hope and inspiration. Perfection is not a requirement. You can enter with your own unique life experiences and perspectives and expect to be seen, heard, and acknowledged without judgment or bias.
(706) 920-5106 View (706) 920-5106

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 31904

100+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in 31904 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Coping Skills
66% Self Esteem
56% Grief
51% Women's Issues
48% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Cigna and Evernorth
88% Aetna
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 31904 see their clients

65% Online Only
35% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 31904?

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.