Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Photo of Mikeya Vega, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR-T, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mikeya Vega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
With life coming at you from every angle, it can cause anxiety, depression, and fear of failure. Life makes you feel that nothing ever gets better and your past keeps showing up and making it worse. You need a safe space to slow down and heal from your past, show up and thrive in your present, and prepare for the future you want! I specialize in helping you get it ALL under control! I know the difficulty you have had trying to find a quality therapist when you work a 9-5, so I offer support both evenings and weekends! I specialize in healing trauma, increasing your self-esteem, and I offer EMDR and hypnosis.
With life coming at you from every angle, it can cause anxiety, depression, and fear of failure. Life makes you feel that nothing ever gets better and your past keeps showing up and making it worse. You need a safe space to slow down and heal from your past, show up and thrive in your present, and prepare for the future you want! I specialize in helping you get it ALL under control! I know the difficulty you have had trying to find a quality therapist when you work a 9-5, so I offer support both evenings and weekends! I specialize in healing trauma, increasing your self-esteem, and I offer EMDR and hypnosis.
(470) 748-9374 View (470) 748-9374
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Mariana Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, as well as a National Certified Counselor. I earned my Masters from Albizu University in Miami and have nine years of experience in practice. I specialize in assisting adults facing life transitions, adjustment disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, as well as a National Certified Counselor. I earned my Masters from Albizu University in Miami and have nine years of experience in practice. I specialize in assisting adults facing life transitions, adjustment disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
(404) 238-7515 View (404) 238-7515
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Pamela Madsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
Everyone else thinks you've got it all together. Inside, though, you feel like you have to fill a role to fit in your own life. You have to be perfect, maybe rehearse what you'll say ahead of time, and then tell yourself that no one cares about you since they can't get close enough to know the real you. You know how to appear confident but deep inside, there is this voice telling you that no one sees you. You crave the feelings of safety and acceptance. You want to feel connected to the people you love. Instead, you feel desperate to maintain control and feel stuck in painful relationships.
Everyone else thinks you've got it all together. Inside, though, you feel like you have to fill a role to fit in your own life. You have to be perfect, maybe rehearse what you'll say ahead of time, and then tell yourself that no one cares about you since they can't get close enough to know the real you. You know how to appear confident but deep inside, there is this voice telling you that no one sees you. You crave the feelings of safety and acceptance. You want to feel connected to the people you love. Instead, you feel desperate to maintain control and feel stuck in painful relationships.
(678) 582-2471 View (678) 582-2471
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Sara Bateman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30307  (Online Only)
One of the hardest parts of therapy is making that first call. You’re realizing that something needs to change in your life or maybe you’ve been thinking about therapy for a while and now you’re having to find that right fit on your own. It can feel difficult to make those moves, especially when you’re feeling down or lost. You deserve to feel heard, held, and empowered. Often, we find ourselves in patterns that we desperately want out of. I work with individuals who struggle to cope emotionally.
One of the hardest parts of therapy is making that first call. You’re realizing that something needs to change in your life or maybe you’ve been thinking about therapy for a while and now you’re having to find that right fit on your own. It can feel difficult to make those moves, especially when you’re feeling down or lost. You deserve to feel heard, held, and empowered. Often, we find ourselves in patterns that we desperately want out of. I work with individuals who struggle to cope emotionally.
(404) 465-2423 View (404) 465-2423
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Celestine Cookson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
Waitlist for new clients
Are you Autistic or ADHD and want a therapist who actually understands your struggles, strengths, and needs of your neurotype? Have you tried therapy and felt like you still weren’t understood and that it didn’t work for you? What would your life be like if you quit masking and spending energy trying to fit in, only to still feel like an outsider? How would it feel to work with a therapist who was also neurodivergent and helped you see that you’re not broken, rather trying to survive in an environment that wasn’t made to fit you? Looking for a nerdy therapist who can teach you healthy methods to hack your brain? That's me!
Are you Autistic or ADHD and want a therapist who actually understands your struggles, strengths, and needs of your neurotype? Have you tried therapy and felt like you still weren’t understood and that it didn’t work for you? What would your life be like if you quit masking and spending energy trying to fit in, only to still feel like an outsider? How would it feel to work with a therapist who was also neurodivergent and helped you see that you’re not broken, rather trying to survive in an environment that wasn’t made to fit you? Looking for a nerdy therapist who can teach you healthy methods to hack your brain? That's me!
(678) 826-2801 View (678) 826-2801
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Denisa Millette
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS, CCTP, DBT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
As a psychologist and trauma and chronic pain specialist with over 23 years of clinical experience, my mission is to support clients of all ages and backgrounds whose lives have been disrupted or limited by the impact of past traumatic life experiences, and who struggle in their relationships with others due to trust issues, fear, anxiety, and low self-worth. I teach my clients how to use the best-proven methods to manage their triggers, fears, and worries, cultivate healthy relationships, and take the first steps to create lives worth living. Integrating trauma-focused CBT, DBT, art therapy, and mind-body practices.
As a psychologist and trauma and chronic pain specialist with over 23 years of clinical experience, my mission is to support clients of all ages and backgrounds whose lives have been disrupted or limited by the impact of past traumatic life experiences, and who struggle in their relationships with others due to trust issues, fear, anxiety, and low self-worth. I teach my clients how to use the best-proven methods to manage their triggers, fears, and worries, cultivate healthy relationships, and take the first steps to create lives worth living. Integrating trauma-focused CBT, DBT, art therapy, and mind-body practices.
(470) 635-5323 View (470) 635-5323
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Grace Jiyoon Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
You are searching for a safe space. You wish to process experiences, emotions, and relationships that you feel stuck in. You hope to receive support navigating conflict, stressors, and trauma. You are here to find a therapist who validates, empathizes, and affirms. I can walk alongside you to help foster healing and growth during this difficult time.
You are searching for a safe space. You wish to process experiences, emotions, and relationships that you feel stuck in. You hope to receive support navigating conflict, stressors, and trauma. You are here to find a therapist who validates, empathizes, and affirms. I can walk alongside you to help foster healing and growth during this difficult time.
(470) 228-4368 View (470) 228-4368
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April Hinrichsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
April is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience. I specialize in supporting relationships. I work with couples feeling disconnected/unheard and longing for a change. I walk along side each partner to understand where and why you keep getting stuck (ie having the same, repetitive argument). I will teach you how to exit those patterns and gain the skills to hear each other in those moments. With individuals, April specializes in: Young adult issues/ life transitions, Mood regulation (Anxiety and Depression), Self-esteem/Identify development, Perfectionism/ Burn out, Poor/ineffective boundaries with
April is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience. I specialize in supporting relationships. I work with couples feeling disconnected/unheard and longing for a change. I walk along side each partner to understand where and why you keep getting stuck (ie having the same, repetitive argument). I will teach you how to exit those patterns and gain the skills to hear each other in those moments. With individuals, April specializes in: Young adult issues/ life transitions, Mood regulation (Anxiety and Depression), Self-esteem/Identify development, Perfectionism/ Burn out, Poor/ineffective boundaries with
(619) 431-4223 View (619) 431-4223
Photo of Nicole Altieri-Synan, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nicole Altieri-Synan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Nicole and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the State of Georgia and I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) as well. I graduated from Brenau University with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and have been working in the field for almost a decade. I work with adults struggling with perinatal/postpartum issues, anxiety, and trauma.
Hi there! I'm Nicole and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the State of Georgia and I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) as well. I graduated from Brenau University with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and have been working in the field for almost a decade. I work with adults struggling with perinatal/postpartum issues, anxiety, and trauma.
(470) 619-6677 View (470) 619-6677
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Svetlana Markova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30342  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist with 19 years of clinical experience, and I provide psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults. I work with people who are struggling with the effects of trauma and stressful events, depression, anxiety, and behavior problems, including sexual behavior problems. I also help people with impulse control difficulties, obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors, and eating problems.
I am a psychologist with 19 years of clinical experience, and I provide psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults. I work with people who are struggling with the effects of trauma and stressful events, depression, anxiety, and behavior problems, including sexual behavior problems. I also help people with impulse control difficulties, obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors, and eating problems.
(678) 940-7887 View (678) 940-7887
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Tyler-Leah Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30349  (Online Only)
I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples/families, active duty military/veterans, LGBTQIA+SGL, and BIPOC experiencing depression, anxiety, life transition, families who have participated in adoption, perinatal/maternal health, trauma-related symptoms, interpersonal relationship conflict, mood-related concerns, domestic violence, and life transitions. I am Licensed in Georgia and Delaware (for telehealth services only)
I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples/families, active duty military/veterans, LGBTQIA+SGL, and BIPOC experiencing depression, anxiety, life transition, families who have participated in adoption, perinatal/maternal health, trauma-related symptoms, interpersonal relationship conflict, mood-related concerns, domestic violence, and life transitions. I am Licensed in Georgia and Delaware (for telehealth services only)
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Photo of Elizabeth L Edge, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth L Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Life transitions are challenging whether it is navigating high school, adjusting to a child growing up, or realizing you are not where you expected at this point in life. My experience has been with people who have turned to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or self-injury to cope with various life events. Others have shut down in the form of depression or paralyzing anxiety. Essentially the ways of handling life’s stressors are no longer effective, and in these moments we need help. I enjoy working with people who have a desire to learn how to better navigate their transition.
Life transitions are challenging whether it is navigating high school, adjusting to a child growing up, or realizing you are not where you expected at this point in life. My experience has been with people who have turned to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or self-injury to cope with various life events. Others have shut down in the form of depression or paralyzing anxiety. Essentially the ways of handling life’s stressors are no longer effective, and in these moments we need help. I enjoy working with people who have a desire to learn how to better navigate their transition.
(404) 566-6455 View (404) 566-6455
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Shanon Thompson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30349
Hello and welcome. I am your preferred therapist Shanon Thompson, LPC, NBCC. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals for therapy. I utilize CBT techniques and use a client centered approach. I have worked with a wide age range of clients in the community, virtual, and private practice settings. I have experience with clients who have challenges with anxiety, depression, stress, ADD, ADHD, anger management, addiction, bipolar, couples therapy, phobias, self harm, grief, trauma, etc.
Hello and welcome. I am your preferred therapist Shanon Thompson, LPC, NBCC. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals for therapy. I utilize CBT techniques and use a client centered approach. I have worked with a wide age range of clients in the community, virtual, and private practice settings. I have experience with clients who have challenges with anxiety, depression, stress, ADD, ADHD, anger management, addiction, bipolar, couples therapy, phobias, self harm, grief, trauma, etc.
(770) 270-3890 View (770) 270-3890
Photo of Bob Crow - Atlanta Center for Behavioral Change, PhD
Atlanta Center for Behavioral Change
PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
I'm a behavioral therapist and hypnotherapist board certified in clinical and medical hypnotherapy. I practice in Atlanta Georgia working with those that wish to overcome PTSD,anxiety, stress, panic attacks, phobias, procrastination and fears. Also those desiring to perform better in sports, sales, public speaking, to stop smoking, to lose weight permanently, to quit sabotaging relationships and any other area of behavioral change that would make life more enjoyable. I am now training and certifying hypnotherapists. Check out our other site at www.atlantacenterforhypnosistraining.com
I'm a behavioral therapist and hypnotherapist board certified in clinical and medical hypnotherapy. I practice in Atlanta Georgia working with those that wish to overcome PTSD,anxiety, stress, panic attacks, phobias, procrastination and fears. Also those desiring to perform better in sports, sales, public speaking, to stop smoking, to lose weight permanently, to quit sabotaging relationships and any other area of behavioral change that would make life more enjoyable. I am now training and certifying hypnotherapists. Check out our other site at www.atlantacenterforhypnosistraining.com
(404) 975-2658 View (404) 975-2658
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Stephanie Nicole Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
I am dedicated toward working with a diverse clientele, addressing a wide range of disorders, emotional challenges, behavioral issues, and relationship dynamics across children, adolescents, adults, and families.
I am dedicated toward working with a diverse clientele, addressing a wide range of disorders, emotional challenges, behavioral issues, and relationship dynamics across children, adolescents, adults, and families.
(470) 470-9448 View (470) 470-9448
Photo of Kendra Lewis, LPC, NBCC, CCTP, CPCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kendra Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, CCTP, CPCS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
True growth and healing happen in the most uncomfortable spaces at times. However, you do not have to wait until you are in the eye of a storm to get assistance. Embarking on the therapeutic journey is an important life decision and finding a therapist whose expertise fits your needs is just as vital. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I would like to work with you to achieve your goals by helping you cultivate self-awareness, identify personal strengths, and gain new perspectives. I have a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, complex trauma, career/life transitions, PTSD, and depression.
True growth and healing happen in the most uncomfortable spaces at times. However, you do not have to wait until you are in the eye of a storm to get assistance. Embarking on the therapeutic journey is an important life decision and finding a therapist whose expertise fits your needs is just as vital. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I would like to work with you to achieve your goals by helping you cultivate self-awareness, identify personal strengths, and gain new perspectives. I have a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, complex trauma, career/life transitions, PTSD, and depression.
(678) 940-4223 View (678) 940-4223
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Simone Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC, CPCS, AAMFT-S
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost? Overwhelmed? Frustrated? Are you experiencing life transitions that seem to be out of control? Despite your educational/financial successes, are your relationships seemingly fractured or falling apart? Has your motivation waned? Are you tired of maintaining a façade? Did you answer 'Yes' to any of the previous questions? Asking for help is difficult but it is a courageous and important first step toward realizing the healing, growth and wholeness for which you're longing. You deserve encouragement while working toward accomplishing your personal goals, support in navigating through disappointments, deeper personal relationships, and achieving meaning and purpose in your life.
Are you feeling lost? Overwhelmed? Frustrated? Are you experiencing life transitions that seem to be out of control? Despite your educational/financial successes, are your relationships seemingly fractured or falling apart? Has your motivation waned? Are you tired of maintaining a façade? Did you answer 'Yes' to any of the previous questions? Asking for help is difficult but it is a courageous and important first step toward realizing the healing, growth and wholeness for which you're longing. You deserve encouragement while working toward accomplishing your personal goals, support in navigating through disappointments, deeper personal relationships, and achieving meaning and purpose in your life.
(678) 929-4220 View (678) 929-4220
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Frederick Dare Brockington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318
Life presents us with many challenging events. It can be difficult to maneuver through the maze of life by yourself. I am here to guide you through this journey with an open heart and an open mind. I have created a judgement free environment, so we can explore your feelings of sadness, anxiety, loss, and any other emotions that you are experiencing. I integrate cognitive behavioral and family systems approaches and interventions. I believe a person's experiences are reflective of their family experiences, and that if a person replaces negative behaviors with positive behaviors, they can better their lives.
Life presents us with many challenging events. It can be difficult to maneuver through the maze of life by yourself. I am here to guide you through this journey with an open heart and an open mind. I have created a judgement free environment, so we can explore your feelings of sadness, anxiety, loss, and any other emotions that you are experiencing. I integrate cognitive behavioral and family systems approaches and interventions. I believe a person's experiences are reflective of their family experiences, and that if a person replaces negative behaviors with positive behaviors, they can better their lives.
(404) 574-5882 View (404) 574-5882
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Dontay Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD-ABD, LPC, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30349
Intentional Mental Health Support for You or Your Business Whether you’re needing direct mental health support or professional development for your organization. We are excited that you have chosen Mental Health on Purpose. Journey with us as we work to provide intentional services across the mental health industry. Our Vision:To deliver support with Intentionality, Humility & Courage, so that through direct mental health support, professional development, and advocacy both lives, industries and communities are transformed.
Intentional Mental Health Support for You or Your Business Whether you’re needing direct mental health support or professional development for your organization. We are excited that you have chosen Mental Health on Purpose. Journey with us as we work to provide intentional services across the mental health industry. Our Vision:To deliver support with Intentionality, Humility & Courage, so that through direct mental health support, professional development, and advocacy both lives, industries and communities are transformed.
(404) 383-9348 View (404) 383-9348
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Dr. Soledad Hammond, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305
I’m easy to connect with. My clients feel comfortable opening up to me and sharing what they’re going through. Parents say their children developed better coping/social skills and learned how to feel better about themselves with my help. I am warm, empathic, comforting and use strategies that have been proven highly effective. I am experienced in helping people of any age with relationship difficulties. I work with many young professionals, adults, families and couples. I help people who struggle with negative thinking patterns. I focus on cutting-edge, evidence-based psychotherapy techniques that allow for accelerated healing.
I’m easy to connect with. My clients feel comfortable opening up to me and sharing what they’re going through. Parents say their children developed better coping/social skills and learned how to feel better about themselves with my help. I am warm, empathic, comforting and use strategies that have been proven highly effective. I am experienced in helping people of any age with relationship difficulties. I work with many young professionals, adults, families and couples. I help people who struggle with negative thinking patterns. I focus on cutting-edge, evidence-based psychotherapy techniques that allow for accelerated healing.
(404) 994-3618 View (404) 994-3618
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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
75% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
66% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
70% 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.