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Arianne Brigner At Chattanooga Dbt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Do you experience strong emotions that sometimes overwhelm you? As a result, you do things to cope that you later regret. In the moment, you don’t know what else to do. You’ve tried to get help. Nothing seems to work. “Talk therapy” doesn’t cut it. Medications don’t do the trick. Self-help books are garbage. At this point, you’d do anything to have a different life. To be different. To feel different. Well. You’ve finally come to the right place. We work with people just like you. In fact, we LOVE working with people just like you. It’s our passion. We help you create a life you can love.
Do you experience strong emotions that sometimes overwhelm you? As a result, you do things to cope that you later regret. In the moment, you don’t know what else to do. You’ve tried to get help. Nothing seems to work. “Talk therapy” doesn’t cut it. Medications don’t do the trick. Self-help books are garbage. At this point, you’d do anything to have a different life. To be different. To feel different. Well. You’ve finally come to the right place. We work with people just like you. In fact, we LOVE working with people just like you. It’s our passion. We help you create a life you can love.
(423) 402-8649 View (423) 402-8649
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Marlenny E. Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37411  (Online Only)
I have served in the field of Mental Health for a decade. I have worked in Hospital In-patient settings, as well as private practice. I adhere to a compassionate, holistic, and eclectic approach. I deeply believe in the importance of applying/engaging diversity, individuality and systems which interact with your journey to success and healing. Furthermore, I value elements of self-determination, uniqueness and strength.
I have served in the field of Mental Health for a decade. I have worked in Hospital In-patient settings, as well as private practice. I adhere to a compassionate, holistic, and eclectic approach. I deeply believe in the importance of applying/engaging diversity, individuality and systems which interact with your journey to success and healing. Furthermore, I value elements of self-determination, uniqueness and strength.
(334) 203-9155 View (334) 203-9155
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Rachel Westbrooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Therapy can seem daunting but it’s really just finding someone without judgement to help you manage tough times in your life. Therapy allows you to become the best version of yourself and manage life’s stressors. I’m here to empower you to better your life. Therapy is there to support you toward your life goals, and I’m happy to help you through that journey.
Therapy can seem daunting but it’s really just finding someone without judgement to help you manage tough times in your life. Therapy allows you to become the best version of yourself and manage life’s stressors. I’m here to empower you to better your life. Therapy is there to support you toward your life goals, and I’m happy to help you through that journey.
(423) 417-1502 View (423) 417-1502
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Blake Feagans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
I specialize in providing therapeutic services to individuals across various age groups, addressing concerns like: trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relational challenges, academic difficulties, spirituality, sexual addiction, identity exploration, and grief. My approach is rooted in relational therapy, emphasizing the significance of authentic connections and mutual accountability in the healing process. I find fulfillment in assisting individuals who struggle to establish meaningful connections and are often marginalized or labeled as challenging. Additionally, I offer specialized weekly group support for male sex addiction.
I specialize in providing therapeutic services to individuals across various age groups, addressing concerns like: trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relational challenges, academic difficulties, spirituality, sexual addiction, identity exploration, and grief. My approach is rooted in relational therapy, emphasizing the significance of authentic connections and mutual accountability in the healing process. I find fulfillment in assisting individuals who struggle to establish meaningful connections and are often marginalized or labeled as challenging. Additionally, I offer specialized weekly group support for male sex addiction.
(423) 403-3553 View (423) 403-3553
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Christine Schneider
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, AS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Not accepting new clients
I’m a trauma-informed, EMDR trained professional and would love to help harness the motivation you already have to help you continue your unique journey in life. I specialize in working with Children, Teens, and Adults (ages 6 and up). I’m honored to work with individuals struggling to overcome traumatic events, difficult childhoods, grief/loss, as well as day to day anxiety, depression, and other life stressors. My clients are motivated to change and are interested in personal exploration and growth. With the right support, perspective, and guidance, you're able to overcome whatever life is throwing at you with confidence.
I’m a trauma-informed, EMDR trained professional and would love to help harness the motivation you already have to help you continue your unique journey in life. I specialize in working with Children, Teens, and Adults (ages 6 and up). I’m honored to work with individuals struggling to overcome traumatic events, difficult childhoods, grief/loss, as well as day to day anxiety, depression, and other life stressors. My clients are motivated to change and are interested in personal exploration and growth. With the right support, perspective, and guidance, you're able to overcome whatever life is throwing at you with confidence.
(423) 401-6131 View (423) 401-6131
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Kelsey Dupree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
There are several things in my life which drive me to be a counselor. My own past with it struggles, acceptances, failures, and successes drive me to do what I do. I am able to sit in dark places, empathize with struggle and loneliness, and challenge ways of thinking and behaving from a non-judgmental place. I love the unique position a counselor has to problem solve through the failures, walk the uphill road to recovery, and celebrate the success and growth that comes out of the journey.
There are several things in my life which drive me to be a counselor. My own past with it struggles, acceptances, failures, and successes drive me to do what I do. I am able to sit in dark places, empathize with struggle and loneliness, and challenge ways of thinking and behaving from a non-judgmental place. I love the unique position a counselor has to problem solve through the failures, walk the uphill road to recovery, and celebrate the success and growth that comes out of the journey.
(470) 768-9215 View (470) 768-9215
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Morgan Boles @ Chattanooga Dbt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
I was drawn to counseling as a career because of the incredible personal experience I have had with healing in community. We are not meant to go through life alone. My passion and heart is to help others succeed and thrive in life. I want to partner alongside and support clients in their journey towards holistic health (mind, body, spirit) and healing. We are often wounded in relationships and the therapy relationship can be an incredible restorative and corrective tool.
I was drawn to counseling as a career because of the incredible personal experience I have had with healing in community. We are not meant to go through life alone. My passion and heart is to help others succeed and thrive in life. I want to partner alongside and support clients in their journey towards holistic health (mind, body, spirit) and healing. We are often wounded in relationships and the therapy relationship can be an incredible restorative and corrective tool.
(423) 375-8838 View (423) 375-8838
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Sean Michael Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFTI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
“Has life got you down?” That classic question that we all come back to when things just seem a bit too crazy. The question that we’ve heard so many times, even when we were a kid. So let me ask you, has life got you down? Do you feel like your life has transitioned to a place where you feel lost, alone, or quite like nobody really understands what it’s like to be in your shoes? Has anxiety, depression, relational issues or trauma, family conflict or parenting issues beaten you down? Let me ask you one last question: is the idea of therapy terrifying? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please believe me, there’s a way.
“Has life got you down?” That classic question that we all come back to when things just seem a bit too crazy. The question that we’ve heard so many times, even when we were a kid. So let me ask you, has life got you down? Do you feel like your life has transitioned to a place where you feel lost, alone, or quite like nobody really understands what it’s like to be in your shoes? Has anxiety, depression, relational issues or trauma, family conflict or parenting issues beaten you down? Let me ask you one last question: is the idea of therapy terrifying? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please believe me, there’s a way.
(423) 295-7484 View (423) 295-7484
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Jessica Meadows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411  (Online Only)
Hi! I am so glad you are here. Here is a little information about my professional history. I have five years of experience working as an LMSW. I have worked in an oncology setting, working with clients and families to help adjust to severe illness. I have also worked in home health and hospice settings where I provided grief counseling. I have experience working with families and couples and mainly specialize in grief, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, trauma, and domestic violence.
Hi! I am so glad you are here. Here is a little information about my professional history. I have five years of experience working as an LMSW. I have worked in an oncology setting, working with clients and families to help adjust to severe illness. I have also worked in home health and hospice settings where I provided grief counseling. I have experience working with families and couples and mainly specialize in grief, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, trauma, and domestic violence.
(423) 281-5531 View (423) 281-5531
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Aubrey Perin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, -MHSP, RYT-200
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Life is a journey you take toward owning your story. Unfortunately, we often encounter obstacles that distort our perspective and hinder our ability to see ourselves accurately and move toward the things that bring us the most joy and peace. Whether you’ve been derailed by traumatic life events, disordered eating, depression and anxiety, addiction, grief, spiritual abuse, or other life altering transitions, it is my belief that you have the strength and resiliency to find a meaningful life living into the fullest expression of who you are.
Life is a journey you take toward owning your story. Unfortunately, we often encounter obstacles that distort our perspective and hinder our ability to see ourselves accurately and move toward the things that bring us the most joy and peace. Whether you’ve been derailed by traumatic life events, disordered eating, depression and anxiety, addiction, grief, spiritual abuse, or other life altering transitions, it is my belief that you have the strength and resiliency to find a meaningful life living into the fullest expression of who you are.
(423) 214-2173 View (423) 214-2173
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Isaac Monson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MBA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Beginning counseling can feel daunting and overwhelming. While it can feel like stepping into uncharted waters, you often seek support when you are already feeling weak, tired, and eager for change. It is important to find a space where you can come just as you are and share, question, grieve - and even celebrate - whatever you may be facing. I have experience working with sex addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, couples work, grief and loss, pre-marital counseling, and spiritual direction. I feel passionate about working with those who feel stuck- whether in self-discovery or in unhealthy behaviors.
Beginning counseling can feel daunting and overwhelming. While it can feel like stepping into uncharted waters, you often seek support when you are already feeling weak, tired, and eager for change. It is important to find a space where you can come just as you are and share, question, grieve - and even celebrate - whatever you may be facing. I have experience working with sex addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, couples work, grief and loss, pre-marital counseling, and spiritual direction. I feel passionate about working with those who feel stuck- whether in self-discovery or in unhealthy behaviors.
(423) 205-5915 View (423) 205-5915
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Raychel Pepperman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Maybe you have been taught that loving yourself is selfish, you find that you are your own harshest critic, and the voice in your head has a lot of negative things to say. It is difficult to know how to listen to your own needs and make space for them. Therapy is a safe space to give back to yourself and learn to be gentle with your own experience. You are worth the time and energy to love and care for yourself the way you do for others.
Maybe you have been taught that loving yourself is selfish, you find that you are your own harshest critic, and the voice in your head has a lot of negative things to say. It is difficult to know how to listen to your own needs and make space for them. Therapy is a safe space to give back to yourself and learn to be gentle with your own experience. You are worth the time and energy to love and care for yourself the way you do for others.
(423) 460-8475 View (423) 460-8475
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Latoya Mcleod-Carpenter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411  (Online Only)
Latoya is licensed to see clients in Tennessee & Georgia. I am passionate about helping individuals foster a deeper connection on their path to healing. My goal as a clinician is to encourage and empower my clients to be the best version of themselves. Recognizing there is always room to grow beyond unfortunate circumstances is vital to increasing one's quality of life. I specialize in working with adults, couples, and families with a variety of challenges such as grief, loss & bereavement, adjustment to illness, life & career transitions, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma histories, and ADHD.
Latoya is licensed to see clients in Tennessee & Georgia. I am passionate about helping individuals foster a deeper connection on their path to healing. My goal as a clinician is to encourage and empower my clients to be the best version of themselves. Recognizing there is always room to grow beyond unfortunate circumstances is vital to increasing one's quality of life. I specialize in working with adults, couples, and families with a variety of challenges such as grief, loss & bereavement, adjustment to illness, life & career transitions, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma histories, and ADHD.
(423) 205-1241 View (423) 205-1241
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Imprint Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Regardless of how painful, isolated, or destructive our actions are, when we discover enough pieces of the puzzle, people make sense. In this life, we experience pain and frustration. Questions and feelings around ourselves and our relationships point us to deeper questions about suffering, purpose, or meaning. To avoid these, we do any number of things - we build coping skills that become addictions and compulsions and break down our relationship with ourselves and others.
Regardless of how painful, isolated, or destructive our actions are, when we discover enough pieces of the puzzle, people make sense. In this life, we experience pain and frustration. Questions and feelings around ourselves and our relationships point us to deeper questions about suffering, purpose, or meaning. To avoid these, we do any number of things - we build coping skills that become addictions and compulsions and break down our relationship with ourselves and others.
(423) 546-0544 View (423) 546-0544
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Ashlee Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37411
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to help these individuals work through struggles with attachment/relationships, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and more at their own pace. As a neurodivergent, I am passionate about helping others learn how to function with and to love their own neurodivergence. I also enjoy working with parents (biological, foster, adoptive) who want to better their relationship, communication, understanding, and/or attachment with their children. I work diligently to maintain a safe and affirming space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their families.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my goal to help these individuals work through struggles with attachment/relationships, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and more at their own pace. As a neurodivergent, I am passionate about helping others learn how to function with and to love their own neurodivergence. I also enjoy working with parents (biological, foster, adoptive) who want to better their relationship, communication, understanding, and/or attachment with their children. I work diligently to maintain a safe and affirming space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their families.
(423) 702-6475 View (423) 702-6475
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Beth Zumwalt Brewer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Welcome! I’m so glad you're taking this courageous step in searching for the right therapist for you. What a kindness you’re already doing for yourself. You might have unresolved trauma, are dealing with the aftermath of a life transition, or maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed and held back..like you aren’t able to live life in the connected way you had imagined. If this sounds familiar, I would love to partner with you. With specialized training in trauma treatment (EMDR), I work with folks from all walks of life who are navigating complex trauma, anxiety, life transitions, boundary setting, and relationship issues.
Welcome! I’m so glad you're taking this courageous step in searching for the right therapist for you. What a kindness you’re already doing for yourself. You might have unresolved trauma, are dealing with the aftermath of a life transition, or maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed and held back..like you aren’t able to live life in the connected way you had imagined. If this sounds familiar, I would love to partner with you. With specialized training in trauma treatment (EMDR), I work with folks from all walks of life who are navigating complex trauma, anxiety, life transitions, boundary setting, and relationship issues.
(423) 529-2047 View (423) 529-2047
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Shelby Scott (Gregory)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Not accepting new clients
You have the answers within you and I am here to help you find them. My approach to therapy is rooted in a relational and embodied perspective. Here we can gain an understanding by observing how you interact with the world and engage with the wisdom of your body. Therapy offers a gentle and steady presence as we explore current patterns and look to the past to understand and empathize with what shaped you into who you are today. I aim to enhance self-awareness, identify values, challenge growth, and create deeper levels of self-compassion within a nurturing environment.
You have the answers within you and I am here to help you find them. My approach to therapy is rooted in a relational and embodied perspective. Here we can gain an understanding by observing how you interact with the world and engage with the wisdom of your body. Therapy offers a gentle and steady presence as we explore current patterns and look to the past to understand and empathize with what shaped you into who you are today. I aim to enhance self-awareness, identify values, challenge growth, and create deeper levels of self-compassion within a nurturing environment.
(423) 954-7111 View (423) 954-7111
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Molly McKenney
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37411
As you begin your journey towards healing and growth, I want you to know how proud of you I am for taking this step! It takes courage to step out of your comfort zone and to do the hard work of healing, and I would be honored to come along side you in this. Giving in to anxiety, shame, and fear can often feel like the only option but by choosing to work on yourself, you’re choosing more for yourself.
As you begin your journey towards healing and growth, I want you to know how proud of you I am for taking this step! It takes courage to step out of your comfort zone and to do the hard work of healing, and I would be honored to come along side you in this. Giving in to anxiety, shame, and fear can often feel like the only option but by choosing to work on yourself, you’re choosing more for yourself.
(423) 498-9293 View (423) 498-9293
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Anna Downer Youngs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Not accepting new clients
Anna loves working with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger issues, parenting struggles and chronic pain. Anna is a person of faith who works with persons of all backgrounds and faith or non-faith orientations. Anna offers radical acceptance of the client's experience and perspective, working together toward greater insight, connectedness, personal power and integrated health. ​Anna gives the client a thorough understanding of treatment so the client is an empowered and confident agent in the healing process. Anna values non-violence, empathy, and direct communication so that healing is pursued as safely and quickly as possible.
Anna loves working with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger issues, parenting struggles and chronic pain. Anna is a person of faith who works with persons of all backgrounds and faith or non-faith orientations. Anna offers radical acceptance of the client's experience and perspective, working together toward greater insight, connectedness, personal power and integrated health. ​Anna gives the client a thorough understanding of treatment so the client is an empowered and confident agent in the healing process. Anna values non-violence, empathy, and direct communication so that healing is pursued as safely and quickly as possible.
(423) 220-4545 View (423) 220-4545
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Peter Wadkin Coleman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CP-ATP
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37411
"We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are." -Anais Nin per Talmudic origin. We must create things twice; once in our minds, and once articulated. When we think our thoughts, it lights up one part of the brain, and when we speak our thoughts, it lights up a different part of the brain. There is often something very different when we articulate our thoughts, and they change in some way. Talking out these experiences in a narrative way assists us in making sense of how we feel about those experiences.
"We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are." -Anais Nin per Talmudic origin. We must create things twice; once in our minds, and once articulated. When we think our thoughts, it lights up one part of the brain, and when we speak our thoughts, it lights up a different part of the brain. There is often something very different when we articulate our thoughts, and they change in some way. Talking out these experiences in a narrative way assists us in making sense of how we feel about those experiences.
(423) 436-7631 View (423) 436-7631
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Number of Therapists in 37411

60+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 37411 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
72% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Optum
75% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 37411 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37411?

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.