Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Leah Bridges
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30350
Leah Bridges is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with almost 2 years of experience in the mental health field. She enjoys working with teens, adolescents, and adults on their journey to healing and fulfillment. Leah also works with others to provide resources that allow individuals to enrich themselves. Leah specializes in anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, grief, and major life transitions, as well as offering Christian counseling. Her clients set the pace of their journey and she supports them every step of the way. Leah obtained a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.
Leah Bridges is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with almost 2 years of experience in the mental health field. She enjoys working with teens, adolescents, and adults on their journey to healing and fulfillment. Leah also works with others to provide resources that allow individuals to enrich themselves. Leah specializes in anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, grief, and major life transitions, as well as offering Christian counseling. Her clients set the pace of their journey and she supports them every step of the way. Leah obtained a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.
(678) 990-1822 View (678) 990-1822
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Dr. Mary Gresham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
Our professional relationship needs to be a collaborative and connecting experience. Your input and feedback are essential ingredients in getting where you want to go while my job is to understand your goals and needs and observe which methods might work best for you. I am a seasoned, ethical psychologist with 30 years of experience. My clients vary from young adults to elders. Some seek life coaching or a consultation for a specific problem while others are in distress and want major changes. In general my clients describe me as warm and encouraging, with an ability to see patterns, clarify situations and identify alternatives.
Our professional relationship needs to be a collaborative and connecting experience. Your input and feedback are essential ingredients in getting where you want to go while my job is to understand your goals and needs and observe which methods might work best for you. I am a seasoned, ethical psychologist with 30 years of experience. My clients vary from young adults to elders. Some seek life coaching or a consultation for a specific problem while others are in distress and want major changes. In general my clients describe me as warm and encouraging, with an ability to see patterns, clarify situations and identify alternatives.
(404) 320-6510 View (404) 320-6510
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Esther Cassady
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
You live the same life, week after week. You can’t really pinpoint what’s wrong. But you can’t shake the feeling that something is terribly wrong. Or maybe you do know what it is and what you should be doing, but you can’t seem to get any consistent forward momentum. You criticize yourself in the hopes that it will spur some action or you deny your needs and desires. If anything, it makes you feel even more despondent. Time passes, the same week, again and again, and you wonder if things will ever change.
You live the same life, week after week. You can’t really pinpoint what’s wrong. But you can’t shake the feeling that something is terribly wrong. Or maybe you do know what it is and what you should be doing, but you can’t seem to get any consistent forward momentum. You criticize yourself in the hopes that it will spur some action or you deny your needs and desires. If anything, it makes you feel even more despondent. Time passes, the same week, again and again, and you wonder if things will ever change.
(833) 734-0296 View (833) 734-0296
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Janie B Mardis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30345
It is human to get lost and feel isolated at times, but from an evolutionary perspective, humans weren't built to heal in isolation. Stress, grief, and life transitions are all normal, but how we navigate them can determine whether anxiety, depression, or isolation follow. My nonjudgmental, research-informed approach supports clients in healing through diligent practice, secure connection, mutual respect, and clear-eyed self-reflection. Clients are safe to explore their full selfhood, to view challenge as a normal part of growth, to learn concrete tools for comfort and safety, and to grow secure and joyous in their authentic selves.
It is human to get lost and feel isolated at times, but from an evolutionary perspective, humans weren't built to heal in isolation. Stress, grief, and life transitions are all normal, but how we navigate them can determine whether anxiety, depression, or isolation follow. My nonjudgmental, research-informed approach supports clients in healing through diligent practice, secure connection, mutual respect, and clear-eyed self-reflection. Clients are safe to explore their full selfhood, to view challenge as a normal part of growth, to learn concrete tools for comfort and safety, and to grow secure and joyous in their authentic selves.
(770) 637-9737 View (770) 637-9737
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Weezie Haley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30312
I work with adults and teenagers aged 14 and up. My ideal clients are women experiencing depression, anxiety, or wanting extra support through life’s many challenges. I also have a particular interest in supporting individuals navigating their gender identity or seeking a provider who can understand the impact of chronic illness and other physical conditions on mental wellness. I am passionate about working with individuals who may be experiencing climate-related emotions including grief and anxiety as well. However, I am open to a wide array of clients and would love to have a conversation about your individual needs.
I work with adults and teenagers aged 14 and up. My ideal clients are women experiencing depression, anxiety, or wanting extra support through life’s many challenges. I also have a particular interest in supporting individuals navigating their gender identity or seeking a provider who can understand the impact of chronic illness and other physical conditions on mental wellness. I am passionate about working with individuals who may be experiencing climate-related emotions including grief and anxiety as well. However, I am open to a wide array of clients and would love to have a conversation about your individual needs.
(470) 684-3627 View (470) 684-3627
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Amanda Kriegel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30341
I specialize in supporting children and families using a strength-based approach. I believe in neurodiversity and that there is not a "one size fits all" intervention. I work with children, adolescents, young adults ,and late diagnosed adults who have been diagnosed with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, ADHD and/or Anxiety. I help families to see their child's potential and advocate for education services.
I specialize in supporting children and families using a strength-based approach. I believe in neurodiversity and that there is not a "one size fits all" intervention. I work with children, adolescents, young adults ,and late diagnosed adults who have been diagnosed with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, ADHD and/or Anxiety. I help families to see their child's potential and advocate for education services.
(470) 236-5835 View (470) 236-5835
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Dr. Annisa Pirasteh
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
18 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Feeling burned out? I get it. How could you not be? You're likely juggling a thousand stressors and demands on your time. You're probably feeling lost and lacking the motivation to achieve your goals. Perhaps you're struggling with your self worth, identity, or maintaining healthy relationships. You’ve heard therapy can help, but you aren’t sure where to start or how to fit this into your busy life. It can be difficult to find an inclusive & affirming therapist that aligns with your worldview and understands the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks. If this is starting to sound familiar, you just might be in the right place!
Feeling burned out? I get it. How could you not be? You're likely juggling a thousand stressors and demands on your time. You're probably feeling lost and lacking the motivation to achieve your goals. Perhaps you're struggling with your self worth, identity, or maintaining healthy relationships. You’ve heard therapy can help, but you aren’t sure where to start or how to fit this into your busy life. It can be difficult to find an inclusive & affirming therapist that aligns with your worldview and understands the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks. If this is starting to sound familiar, you just might be in the right place!
(404) 998-4951 View (404) 998-4951
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Jessi Heneghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30307
There’s more to life than just working and caring for others. You struggled to build this life for yourself, but now there’s little joy in it. You feel disconnected, alone. You yearn to do more than just survive. You want to explore new parts of yourself, deepen your relationships, and find new energy for life. How can you get there when right now your plate is so full you’re barely making it through the day? Things can get better. I will walk with you through this time of awakening and help you refocus on your own needs as you journey toward the life you want. A life full of authenticity and connection.
There’s more to life than just working and caring for others. You struggled to build this life for yourself, but now there’s little joy in it. You feel disconnected, alone. You yearn to do more than just survive. You want to explore new parts of yourself, deepen your relationships, and find new energy for life. How can you get there when right now your plate is so full you’re barely making it through the day? Things can get better. I will walk with you through this time of awakening and help you refocus on your own needs as you journey toward the life you want. A life full of authenticity and connection.
(470) 243-9116 View (470) 243-9116
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Sprigs Counseling Collaborative
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
Talking to a perfect stranger about personal things doesn't exactly make a person feel warm and fuzzy. Realistically though, life is just hard! Sometimes we just need to share our thoughts with someone who can be trusted not to judge how life's toughest blows may have affected us. Sometimes we just need to be able to talk honestly about things we wouldn't share with just anyone. This doesn't make us broken, it makes us 'Human.'
Talking to a perfect stranger about personal things doesn't exactly make a person feel warm and fuzzy. Realistically though, life is just hard! Sometimes we just need to share our thoughts with someone who can be trusted not to judge how life's toughest blows may have affected us. Sometimes we just need to be able to talk honestly about things we wouldn't share with just anyone. This doesn't make us broken, it makes us 'Human.'
(678) 621-2560 View (678) 621-2560
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Unity Vine
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30340  (Online Only)
Unity Vine is a community counseling service center dedicating to meeting the needs of the Community. Our desire is to transform the community through mental health initiatives. We are a community mental health service organization, offering a variety of counseling services and psycho-educational resources for the community at large. Contact Unity Vine and begin your journey of wellness today.
Unity Vine is a community counseling service center dedicating to meeting the needs of the Community. Our desire is to transform the community through mental health initiatives. We are a community mental health service organization, offering a variety of counseling services and psycho-educational resources for the community at large. Contact Unity Vine and begin your journey of wellness today.
(678) 264-3903 View (678) 264-3903
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Aaron James Kimble
PhD, MA, MBA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
My ideal client is every client who is in need of a listening ear. However, my specialty focuses on those who suffer with anxiety, depression, performance or sexual concerns including sexual trauma and/or performance anxiety. I also work with former or current athletes, military veterans, police officers, and trauma survivors who may suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My specialty also focuses on feminist therapy as I empower and encourage those who are under privileged and underserved. I also enjoy working with members of the LGBT+ community to empower growth and give a voice to any member of the LGBT group.
My ideal client is every client who is in need of a listening ear. However, my specialty focuses on those who suffer with anxiety, depression, performance or sexual concerns including sexual trauma and/or performance anxiety. I also work with former or current athletes, military veterans, police officers, and trauma survivors who may suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My specialty also focuses on feminist therapy as I empower and encourage those who are under privileged and underserved. I also enjoy working with members of the LGBT+ community to empower growth and give a voice to any member of the LGBT group.
(470) 435-6887 View (470) 435-6887
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Billy Cottrell-Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
It's your life, your journey. You deserve to experience your life in the most authentic way possible, on your terms. In difficult times, life becomes overwhelming, and we may need help finding the way through. To assist clients achieve mental health goals, Billy Cottrell-Jackson, MS, LPC, NCC utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapeutic practices to help improve client mental health, wellness, and overall quality of life.
It's your life, your journey. You deserve to experience your life in the most authentic way possible, on your terms. In difficult times, life becomes overwhelming, and we may need help finding the way through. To assist clients achieve mental health goals, Billy Cottrell-Jackson, MS, LPC, NCC utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapeutic practices to help improve client mental health, wellness, and overall quality of life.
(470) 619-5735 View (470) 619-5735
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Danielle Ferguson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30342
Not accepting new clients
I assist those whose anxiety takes over at the worst possible moments. Say, at work, school, the grocery store, in the car, or home alone and nothing is working to calm down or make it stop. I walk along side those whose inner critic, insecurities, and low self-esteem has taken their life from them but can't pinpoint the cause or "why". I also work with those whose emotions are so overwhelming so they act out of character, overly people-please, fear rejection, and hide their true selves away. For those "black sheeps" struggling with imposter syndrome and becoming exhausted daily keeping up with the expectations and goals of others.
I assist those whose anxiety takes over at the worst possible moments. Say, at work, school, the grocery store, in the car, or home alone and nothing is working to calm down or make it stop. I walk along side those whose inner critic, insecurities, and low self-esteem has taken their life from them but can't pinpoint the cause or "why". I also work with those whose emotions are so overwhelming so they act out of character, overly people-please, fear rejection, and hide their true selves away. For those "black sheeps" struggling with imposter syndrome and becoming exhausted daily keeping up with the expectations and goals of others.
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Tasha T.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RDN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30363  (Online Only)
I provide counseling, therapeutic and overall wellness services to children, adolescents, and adults with general mental health, behavioral and substance abuse concerns. My treatment approach is designed to shift your mindset to one that creates a healthy relationship with yourself and those around you. I am committed to providing researched-based, scientifically proven techniques and solutions with honesty, integrity, professionalism, respect and confidentiality. Getting motivated with the help of a licensed prof
I provide counseling, therapeutic and overall wellness services to children, adolescents, and adults with general mental health, behavioral and substance abuse concerns. My treatment approach is designed to shift your mindset to one that creates a healthy relationship with yourself and those around you. I am committed to providing researched-based, scientifically proven techniques and solutions with honesty, integrity, professionalism, respect and confidentiality. Getting motivated with the help of a licensed prof
(706) 808-4819 View (706) 808-4819
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Jacob W Glazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
I believe in the power that language has to create and shape both worlds and identities. As a result, I take a narrative approach to counseling practice and work with clients to examine the way our language helps or hinders possibilities for health and flourishing. I am a counselor licensed in Georgia with over 9 years of experience. I have my PhD in Psychology and my MS Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have worked with clients that have had a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, career challenges, and life transitions.
I believe in the power that language has to create and shape both worlds and identities. As a result, I take a narrative approach to counseling practice and work with clients to examine the way our language helps or hinders possibilities for health and flourishing. I am a counselor licensed in Georgia with over 9 years of experience. I have my PhD in Psychology and my MS Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have worked with clients that have had a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, career challenges, and life transitions.
(470) 785-8151 View (470) 785-8151
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Ruth Cochran
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305  (Online Only)
I work with individual adults and couples; my therapeutic focus involves helping you gain insight into limiting self-perceptions and behavior patterns to manage stress, create new meaning, and to achieve the clarity, balance and interpersonal effectiveness that you're seeking. I approach therapy collaboratively, using mindfulness and meditation as central tools for awareness-building and transforming moment-to-moment experience. I am EMDR-trained and incorporate this modality into sessions for accelerating the healing process.
I work with individual adults and couples; my therapeutic focus involves helping you gain insight into limiting self-perceptions and behavior patterns to manage stress, create new meaning, and to achieve the clarity, balance and interpersonal effectiveness that you're seeking. I approach therapy collaboratively, using mindfulness and meditation as central tools for awareness-building and transforming moment-to-moment experience. I am EMDR-trained and incorporate this modality into sessions for accelerating the healing process.
(404) 382-5822 View (404) 382-5822
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Dr. Elena Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30345
Did you grow up under abusive, narcissistic, or emotionally immature parents? You couldn't get along with them and their marriage or relationship was dysfunctional and unhealthy. You're afraid of repeating the same fights and hurtful behavior in your own intimate relationship. You're scared your partner doesn't "get" you and that s/he won't accept or leave you. Maybe you have a hard time understanding yourself and knowing why you treat your partner the way you do. If your parents were abusive, narcissistic, or emotionally immature, you don't have a model of what a healthy relationship looks like and you fear you'll end up like them.
Did you grow up under abusive, narcissistic, or emotionally immature parents? You couldn't get along with them and their marriage or relationship was dysfunctional and unhealthy. You're afraid of repeating the same fights and hurtful behavior in your own intimate relationship. You're scared your partner doesn't "get" you and that s/he won't accept or leave you. Maybe you have a hard time understanding yourself and knowing why you treat your partner the way you do. If your parents were abusive, narcissistic, or emotionally immature, you don't have a model of what a healthy relationship looks like and you fear you'll end up like them.
(470) 592-8780 View (470) 592-8780
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Judith Ashworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30340
Hello. My name is Judith Ashworth, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I just retired from the Wellstar hospital system, where I had been working for 20 years, mostly as a behavioral health and clinician. I ran groups and provided assessment and individual brief therapy on their inpatient unit or but within Path, I am looking forward to doing rational emotive behavioral therapy or REBT. This will provide quicker progress. I have been pretty successful working on addiction, depression, and OCD. I feel comfortable working with severe psychiatric disorders as well. But I know that's not what this forum is all about.
Hello. My name is Judith Ashworth, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I just retired from the Wellstar hospital system, where I had been working for 20 years, mostly as a behavioral health and clinician. I ran groups and provided assessment and individual brief therapy on their inpatient unit or but within Path, I am looking forward to doing rational emotive behavioral therapy or REBT. This will provide quicker progress. I have been pretty successful working on addiction, depression, and OCD. I feel comfortable working with severe psychiatric disorders as well. But I know that's not what this forum is all about.
(470) 470-9767 View (470) 470-9767
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Jasmine Harden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Jasmine Harden is a native of Atlanta, Ga. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Clark Atlanta University before pursuing her Masters In Community Counseling with Argosy University Atlanta. She has over 13 years experience of Mental Health Services, navigating the child welfare system, and prevention services throughout the state of GA and Tennessee in psychiatric and outpatient services.
Jasmine Harden is a native of Atlanta, Ga. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Clark Atlanta University before pursuing her Masters In Community Counseling with Argosy University Atlanta. She has over 13 years experience of Mental Health Services, navigating the child welfare system, and prevention services throughout the state of GA and Tennessee in psychiatric and outpatient services.
(404) 941-1981 View (404) 941-1981
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Seeds of New Beginnings Mental Health Agency
ICADC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30337
Seeds of New Beginnings Mental Health Agency consist of skilled and credentialed professionals who assist individuals and families dealing with depression, grief, anxiety, stress, and anger management issues. We offer couple's therapy, marriage therapy, and substance use help therapy including harm reduction strategies. Most of our clients have been dealing with increased anxiety due to the result of the pandemic and loss of family members. We also have clients who endured bullying which has impacted their self-confidence and self-esteem. Our specialist has served the population struggling with addiction to alcohol and drug use.
Seeds of New Beginnings Mental Health Agency consist of skilled and credentialed professionals who assist individuals and families dealing with depression, grief, anxiety, stress, and anger management issues. We offer couple's therapy, marriage therapy, and substance use help therapy including harm reduction strategies. Most of our clients have been dealing with increased anxiety due to the result of the pandemic and loss of family members. We also have clients who endured bullying which has impacted their self-confidence and self-esteem. Our specialist has served the population struggling with addiction to alcohol and drug use.
(678) 562-6392 View (678) 562-6392

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.