Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Felicia Tillman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
Thank you for your inquiry into counseling. I am Dr. Felicia Tillman, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. My goal is to empower you to experience therapeutic healing in your life by collaborating with you to gain insight and learn new skills. Specializing in trauma/abuse, educational stress, body image issues, abrupt changes/major life transitions, grief/loss, relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, parenting styles, substance use disorders, and working with survivors of human trafficking.
Thank you for your inquiry into counseling. I am Dr. Felicia Tillman, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. My goal is to empower you to experience therapeutic healing in your life by collaborating with you to gain insight and learn new skills. Specializing in trauma/abuse, educational stress, body image issues, abrupt changes/major life transitions, grief/loss, relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, parenting styles, substance use disorders, and working with survivors of human trafficking.
(678) 846-3776 View (678) 846-3776
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Dr. Warrick T. Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, CRC, LPC, LPCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30350
Are you worried that most counselors will not truly understand you or that you will have to censor yourself in therapy? I had these same concerns and they motivated me to become a psychotherapist and life coach who could help others like me. Whether you are looking for short-term solutions or more in-depth counseling, we will work together in a safe and relaxing environment to discover and actualize the solutions you need in order to live a more fulfilling life.
Are you worried that most counselors will not truly understand you or that you will have to censor yourself in therapy? I had these same concerns and they motivated me to become a psychotherapist and life coach who could help others like me. Whether you are looking for short-term solutions or more in-depth counseling, we will work together in a safe and relaxing environment to discover and actualize the solutions you need in order to live a more fulfilling life.
(404) 941-1899 View (404) 941-1899
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April M. Oliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
“It’s never too late to become the person you always wanted to be,” a quote by Anne Sweeney guides my work as a mental health professional. Whether you’ve tried therapy before with little success or this is your first venture into asking for help with life’s seemingly endless obstacles, I believe every day is a new opportunity to take a step towards fulfilling your unique destiny. In my work I use Natural Processing, a modality taking elements from EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to help clients work through a range of presenting issues by targeting how both the body and brain are affected by adverse experiences.
“It’s never too late to become the person you always wanted to be,” a quote by Anne Sweeney guides my work as a mental health professional. Whether you’ve tried therapy before with little success or this is your first venture into asking for help with life’s seemingly endless obstacles, I believe every day is a new opportunity to take a step towards fulfilling your unique destiny. In my work I use Natural Processing, a modality taking elements from EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to help clients work through a range of presenting issues by targeting how both the body and brain are affected by adverse experiences.
(678) 944-7331 View (678) 944-7331
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Javhan Cosby
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
What does it mean to be a man, and more importantly how does that feel? Together we will unlearn the limiting beliefs that stem from our upbringing and societal narratives, and instead learn how to acknowledge, accept, and deal with the full spectrum of emotions we have. Do you feel you are not properly heard in your relationship by your partner? Do the same troubles keep coming up within your relationship? I assist couples dealing with conflicts within their relationship such as trust, communication, infidelity, and the effects of past traumas surfacing.
What does it mean to be a man, and more importantly how does that feel? Together we will unlearn the limiting beliefs that stem from our upbringing and societal narratives, and instead learn how to acknowledge, accept, and deal with the full spectrum of emotions we have. Do you feel you are not properly heard in your relationship by your partner? Do the same troubles keep coming up within your relationship? I assist couples dealing with conflicts within their relationship such as trust, communication, infidelity, and the effects of past traumas surfacing.
(470) 280-2896 View (470) 280-2896
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Brad Brizendine
Counselor, LPC, JD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30327
My clients typically reach out because they are experiencing stress, anxiety, frustration, indecision, depressed mood, grief, difficulties in their relationships, or something simply feels "off". They're not at their best and are looking for change. After a brief phone consultation to determine if I can best serve a particular client's needs, we'll schedule an initial appointment and get right to work. My focus is to help clients grow, learn, heal and accomplish their goals as quickly as possible so they can move forward, and enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life.
My clients typically reach out because they are experiencing stress, anxiety, frustration, indecision, depressed mood, grief, difficulties in their relationships, or something simply feels "off". They're not at their best and are looking for change. After a brief phone consultation to determine if I can best serve a particular client's needs, we'll schedule an initial appointment and get right to work. My focus is to help clients grow, learn, heal and accomplish their goals as quickly as possible so they can move forward, and enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life.
(404) 963-9954 View (404) 963-9954
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Robert T. Jones IV
Psychologist, MDiv, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
Sometimes it's hard to reach out for help when life presents unexpected challenges. Perhaps your relationship has soured. Maybe your child has you ready to yank your hair out. Has dealing with aging parents taken its toll on your emotions? Are you an athlete looking to take your game to the next level? Need help coping with nagging pain? There are times in life when you need to talk to someone who can help you see things from a new perspective, resolve your issues, and get back into the game of life.
Sometimes it's hard to reach out for help when life presents unexpected challenges. Perhaps your relationship has soured. Maybe your child has you ready to yank your hair out. Has dealing with aging parents taken its toll on your emotions? Are you an athlete looking to take your game to the next level? Need help coping with nagging pain? There are times in life when you need to talk to someone who can help you see things from a new perspective, resolve your issues, and get back into the game of life.
(404) 341-5682 View (404) 341-5682
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Maria Baxter, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Asking for help takes courage. As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients feel hopeful & gain a positive outlook on their lives. I provide clients with a safe environment to express themselves without judgement. I am a licensed clinical social worker (in both GA & NY), Certified Trauma Therapist & Anger Management Specialist. I've been trained in play therapy using sand tray & activity-based mindfulness for children. I was born in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up in a diverse community helped me see the importance of being a culturally competent therapist which enhances quality of care.
Asking for help takes courage. As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients feel hopeful & gain a positive outlook on their lives. I provide clients with a safe environment to express themselves without judgement. I am a licensed clinical social worker (in both GA & NY), Certified Trauma Therapist & Anger Management Specialist. I've been trained in play therapy using sand tray & activity-based mindfulness for children. I was born in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up in a diverse community helped me see the importance of being a culturally competent therapist which enhances quality of care.
(678) 916-8901 View (678) 916-8901
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Shelley A. Senterfitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, MS, LPC, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
I love working with clients who are facing divorce, custody, or other family law issues. As a family lawyer turned therapist, I bring a keen understanding of the legal system to my clinical work with individuals & couples. However, not all of my clients are getting divorced! I also enjoy working with couples who wish to improve their relationships as well as individuals seeking to grow. Many of my clients are lawyers or other professionals who value my ability to analyze issues strategically and understand the challenges of a demanding profession. Drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, & multicultural counseling traditions, I collaborate with clients to explore their concerns, set goals, & develop a plan for moving forward. My warm, empathic presence combined with my solution-focused approach allows me to provide non-judgmental support as clients tackle life's challenges.
I love working with clients who are facing divorce, custody, or other family law issues. As a family lawyer turned therapist, I bring a keen understanding of the legal system to my clinical work with individuals & couples. However, not all of my clients are getting divorced! I also enjoy working with couples who wish to improve their relationships as well as individuals seeking to grow. Many of my clients are lawyers or other professionals who value my ability to analyze issues strategically and understand the challenges of a demanding profession. Drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, & multicultural counseling traditions, I collaborate with clients to explore their concerns, set goals, & develop a plan for moving forward. My warm, empathic presence combined with my solution-focused approach allows me to provide non-judgmental support as clients tackle life's challenges.
(404) 238-7901 View (404) 238-7901
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Better Choices Counseling and Consulting, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30331  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Dr. Shekita Hall Lee. Are you feeling exhausted, anxious, or overwhelmed? Congratulations on choosing to utilize therapy as a resource in your search for a more fulfilling life. I am excited to assist you on your journey to reach your fullest potential. Do you notice a pattern of self-defeating behaviors that hinder you from being your best self? Perhaps you feel stuck in procrastination, busyness that leads nowhere, the exhaustion of perfectionism, feelings of rejection, loneliness, or depletion which worsen without intervention. But don't worry, get ready for a phenomenal transformation! Let's do the work!
Hello, I am Dr. Shekita Hall Lee. Are you feeling exhausted, anxious, or overwhelmed? Congratulations on choosing to utilize therapy as a resource in your search for a more fulfilling life. I am excited to assist you on your journey to reach your fullest potential. Do you notice a pattern of self-defeating behaviors that hinder you from being your best self? Perhaps you feel stuck in procrastination, busyness that leads nowhere, the exhaustion of perfectionism, feelings of rejection, loneliness, or depletion which worsen without intervention. But don't worry, get ready for a phenomenal transformation! Let's do the work!
(404) 724-8202 View (404) 724-8202
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Catharine Wirth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
I can help couples get to the root of what each person is needing from his or her partner. Common issues include: infertility, infidelity, parenting struggles, sexual difficulties, money, divorce/separation, and different relationship goals. As a trained Imago couples therapist, I have real skills to help couples learn to connect with each other in a conscious and deep way. This leads to a more satisfying relationship.
I can help couples get to the root of what each person is needing from his or her partner. Common issues include: infertility, infidelity, parenting struggles, sexual difficulties, money, divorce/separation, and different relationship goals. As a trained Imago couples therapist, I have real skills to help couples learn to connect with each other in a conscious and deep way. This leads to a more satisfying relationship.
(404) 994-2402 View (404) 994-2402
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Ryan Sutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
Welcome! I am Ryan Goode-Sutton, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work with families, couples, individuals and adolescents. I help my clients with a wide range of issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, parenting as well as grief and loss. I also provide workshops on parenting, stress management and other topics as well as support groups for adolescents.
Welcome! I am Ryan Goode-Sutton, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work with families, couples, individuals and adolescents. I help my clients with a wide range of issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, parenting as well as grief and loss. I also provide workshops on parenting, stress management and other topics as well as support groups for adolescents.
(404) 649-0426 View (404) 649-0426
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Kalpana Murthy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MS, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Not accepting new clients
As an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, and Career Coach, I help women quickly recover from set-backs, upsetting experiences and trauma that diminish self-esteem, and contribute to indecision, anxiety, sadness, shame, relationship problems and career issues. I address the root cause of problems and provide research based approaches to removing emotional blocks that hold clients back from feeling good and achieving their goals. I enjoy helping clients heal from adverse childhood experiences, emotional neglect, abuse, narcissistic relationships, recent trauma, loss, and workplace challenges.
As an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, and Career Coach, I help women quickly recover from set-backs, upsetting experiences and trauma that diminish self-esteem, and contribute to indecision, anxiety, sadness, shame, relationship problems and career issues. I address the root cause of problems and provide research based approaches to removing emotional blocks that hold clients back from feeling good and achieving their goals. I enjoy helping clients heal from adverse childhood experiences, emotional neglect, abuse, narcissistic relationships, recent trauma, loss, and workplace challenges.
(678) 673-3779 View (678) 673-3779
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Meara Stahley
Counselor, LAPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30319  (Online Only)
Healing comes from a deep, authentic human connection. I approach any therapeutic service by focusing on building connections and trust between myself and my clients. Clients are partners in treatment and together we will work to find meaning, hope, and progress in life.
Healing comes from a deep, authentic human connection. I approach any therapeutic service by focusing on building connections and trust between myself and my clients. Clients are partners in treatment and together we will work to find meaning, hope, and progress in life.
(404) 948-4722 View (404) 948-4722
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The Trap House of Healing with Dr. Terri & Co.
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30331  (Online Only)
The Trap House of Healing is an unapologetic urbanized practice for Black families to be seen, heard, and supported. The THoH was founded on the principles of building community by integrating Black culture, trap music, and holistic work to help heal those in need. Each therapist at the THoH is clinically trained as a marriage & family therapist, and therefore we take a unique approach in addressing the complex traumas of Black and Brown people/families, and those representing the LBGTQAI+ community... so if you're ready for a spine-tingling transformation, improved communication, and a happier, healthier life, then look no further.
The Trap House of Healing is an unapologetic urbanized practice for Black families to be seen, heard, and supported. The THoH was founded on the principles of building community by integrating Black culture, trap music, and holistic work to help heal those in need. Each therapist at the THoH is clinically trained as a marriage & family therapist, and therefore we take a unique approach in addressing the complex traumas of Black and Brown people/families, and those representing the LBGTQAI+ community... so if you're ready for a spine-tingling transformation, improved communication, and a happier, healthier life, then look no further.
(404) 442-4820 View (404) 442-4820
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Felecia Ann Burton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, EdS, CAAC, GACADCT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307
Having issues with an addiction, if your court mandated for mental health, anger managment, theft management or domistic violence then you'll need a certificate to show your probation or parole. I provide services for individual's seeking legal compliance and want to get out of trouble with the law. You will learn healthy ways to deal with anger and theft as well as its triggers. You will learn to identify urges and cravings and when you're becoming angry, understanding why, and finding constructive ways to express yourself instead of acting out.
Having issues with an addiction, if your court mandated for mental health, anger managment, theft management or domistic violence then you'll need a certificate to show your probation or parole. I provide services for individual's seeking legal compliance and want to get out of trouble with the law. You will learn healthy ways to deal with anger and theft as well as its triggers. You will learn to identify urges and cravings and when you're becoming angry, understanding why, and finding constructive ways to express yourself instead of acting out.
(470) 468-2300 View (470) 468-2300
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Toasted Sesame Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Kahlor (Kay) and my pronouns are she/they. I am a Queer, Multiracial, Korean American, who is passionate about providing culturally-responsive therapy to people who hold multiple marginalized identities.
Hi! My name is Kahlor (Kay) and my pronouns are she/they. I am a Queer, Multiracial, Korean American, who is passionate about providing culturally-responsive therapy to people who hold multiple marginalized identities.
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D'Alma Bradley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30310
Hello! My name is D'Alma Bradley. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I am a person-centered therapist that meets the client where they are at. I work with a range of clients from adolescents/teens- older adulthood. The clients that I see come because of life transitions, anxiety, boundaries, family issues, people-pleasing, relationship concerns, and amongst other things.
Hello! My name is D'Alma Bradley. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I am a person-centered therapist that meets the client where they are at. I work with a range of clients from adolescents/teens- older adulthood. The clients that I see come because of life transitions, anxiety, boundaries, family issues, people-pleasing, relationship concerns, and amongst other things.
(404) 649-5629 View (404) 649-5629
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Nyree Dawn Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
I believe we need to feel it to heal it! What exactly does that mean? We all have an individual journey to navigate and the best way to attain balance is learning how to trust someone with life “lived” experiences, empathy, failures and successes. We deserve the opportunity of experiencing at least one genuine relationship with a trusted professional that will keep it real. Once we believe we are seen & heard, our self-worth shows up in unimaginable ways. I am prepared to support you along this process if you commit to showing up for you. As long as you try, change is doable and new habits will foster lasting, healthy relationships.
I believe we need to feel it to heal it! What exactly does that mean? We all have an individual journey to navigate and the best way to attain balance is learning how to trust someone with life “lived” experiences, empathy, failures and successes. We deserve the opportunity of experiencing at least one genuine relationship with a trusted professional that will keep it real. Once we believe we are seen & heard, our self-worth shows up in unimaginable ways. I am prepared to support you along this process if you commit to showing up for you. As long as you try, change is doable and new habits will foster lasting, healthy relationships.
(770) 758-7789 View (770) 758-7789
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Alison Leon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30311
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys working with families of teenagers. I also work with individuals and greatly appreciate the opportunity to help others. Before becoming a therapist, I was an educator for 11 years and specialized in prenatal through age 5. I typically work with teenagers and anxiety. I also provide group, couples, and family counseling. Although I do not have any specialization certificates, I like to work with grief and trauma (mostly sexual trauma).
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys working with families of teenagers. I also work with individuals and greatly appreciate the opportunity to help others. Before becoming a therapist, I was an educator for 11 years and specialized in prenatal through age 5. I typically work with teenagers and anxiety. I also provide group, couples, and family counseling. Although I do not have any specialization certificates, I like to work with grief and trauma (mostly sexual trauma).
(470) 260-6974 View (470) 260-6974
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Denise Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30344
Welcome! My name is Denise Hill and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience and have been a nationally certified Master Addiction Counselor since 2016. My clients may struggle with anxiety, depression, managing stress, or working through stage-of-life difficulties. They may have identified that alcohol or drugs are having more influence in their life than they’d prefer or are resulting in negative consequences. My passion is providing therapy services to clients to help them reach their goals and improve their lives.
Welcome! My name is Denise Hill and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience and have been a nationally certified Master Addiction Counselor since 2016. My clients may struggle with anxiety, depression, managing stress, or working through stage-of-life difficulties. They may have identified that alcohol or drugs are having more influence in their life than they’d prefer or are resulting in negative consequences. My passion is providing therapy services to clients to help them reach their goals and improve their lives.
(470) 470-9750 View (470) 470-9750

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Atlanta, GA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Atlanta, GA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
67% Stress
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Atlanta, GA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Atlanta?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.