Therapists in Downtown, Atlanta, GA

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Couples University
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30318
Have you recently been experiencing communication issues with your partner? Feeling like your relationships and mood have taken a hit due to COVID? Feeling out of control trying to manage work, family, and your own needs? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you’re newly married, or looking to spice things up, or even family of origin issues resurfacing; I am the person for you! I strive to assist my clients make long lasting change by working at the root of the issue. I utilize Gottman principles to assist my couples reach ultimate success. Are you ready to get your masters in life? What are you waiting for, enroll today!
Have you recently been experiencing communication issues with your partner? Feeling like your relationships and mood have taken a hit due to COVID? Feeling out of control trying to manage work, family, and your own needs? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you’re newly married, or looking to spice things up, or even family of origin issues resurfacing; I am the person for you! I strive to assist my clients make long lasting change by working at the root of the issue. I utilize Gottman principles to assist my couples reach ultimate success. Are you ready to get your masters in life? What are you waiting for, enroll today!
(706) 204-5082 View (706) 204-5082
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Kares Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
I believe that people have the power to heal, the power to change, and the power to create a happy life. As a therapist and advocate, I have worked with a diverse range of clients. I have been the listening ear to individuals with functional depression who go to work every day with a smile on their face while battling a minefield internally. I have been the helpmate to individuals trying to overcome anxiety and mood swings so they can live their best life and prosper in the ways they've always dreamed. My goal is to help you reach a place of emotional safety, wellness, and satisfaction in your life.
I believe that people have the power to heal, the power to change, and the power to create a happy life. As a therapist and advocate, I have worked with a diverse range of clients. I have been the listening ear to individuals with functional depression who go to work every day with a smile on their face while battling a minefield internally. I have been the helpmate to individuals trying to overcome anxiety and mood swings so they can live their best life and prosper in the ways they've always dreamed. My goal is to help you reach a place of emotional safety, wellness, and satisfaction in your life.
(678) 679-5498 View (678) 679-5498
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Dr. Romero Huffstead
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30313  (Online Only)
We can all benefit from having someone to talk to when life presents various challenges and things become overwhelming. In my work, I value creating a therapeutic space where clients can share their experiences, feel heard, feel validated, and receive effective strategies to help achieve their goals. I acknowledge that seeking help is not always easy which is why I emphasize quality care, authenticity, and a trusting relationship with my clients. I am deeply honored to do this work and I am passionate about my clients achieving optimal mental and physical wellness. I commend you for taking the first step in receiving support!
We can all benefit from having someone to talk to when life presents various challenges and things become overwhelming. In my work, I value creating a therapeutic space where clients can share their experiences, feel heard, feel validated, and receive effective strategies to help achieve their goals. I acknowledge that seeking help is not always easy which is why I emphasize quality care, authenticity, and a trusting relationship with my clients. I am deeply honored to do this work and I am passionate about my clients achieving optimal mental and physical wellness. I commend you for taking the first step in receiving support!
(404) 982-4171 View (404) 982-4171
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Monica L. Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30301  (Online Only)
Do you live with emotional trauma, physical trauma, chronic illness or chronic pain? Are you tired of feeling like your life is out of control?
 I understand how difficult it can be to live with emotional trauma, physical trauma, chronic illness and chronic pain. Life is not happening the way that you planned. You may be frozen in physical and emotional pain. The pain is not gone even when there is no evidence that it should still be there and you worry how you will show up in your own life if the pain lasts forever. Maybe you can't stop thinking about the thing that happened, no matter how hard you try.
Do you live with emotional trauma, physical trauma, chronic illness or chronic pain? Are you tired of feeling like your life is out of control?
 I understand how difficult it can be to live with emotional trauma, physical trauma, chronic illness and chronic pain. Life is not happening the way that you planned. You may be frozen in physical and emotional pain. The pain is not gone even when there is no evidence that it should still be there and you worry how you will show up in your own life if the pain lasts forever. Maybe you can't stop thinking about the thing that happened, no matter how hard you try.
(470) 252-4211 View (470) 252-4211
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Casey McCollum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30303
You are tired of walking on eggshells and feeling like you can't bring up any issue without it turning into a fight. Or, maybe you hardly ever fight because you both avoid bringing up difficult conversations. Either way, you just can't figure out how to communicate or make the other person understand. Your efforts go unnoticed and they never feel like enough. You end every conversation or argument feeling like your partner didn't hear a word you said which leaves you feeling lonely, hopeless, and frustrated. Sometimes you're not even sure this relationship is worth it and maybe you're ready to throw in the towel.
You are tired of walking on eggshells and feeling like you can't bring up any issue without it turning into a fight. Or, maybe you hardly ever fight because you both avoid bringing up difficult conversations. Either way, you just can't figure out how to communicate or make the other person understand. Your efforts go unnoticed and they never feel like enough. You end every conversation or argument feeling like your partner didn't hear a word you said which leaves you feeling lonely, hopeless, and frustrated. Sometimes you're not even sure this relationship is worth it and maybe you're ready to throw in the towel.
(678) 607-9027 View (678) 607-9027
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Cj Helm
Psychologist, PhD, CCRC, CTS-I
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
There is purpose in your stress. There is purpose in your pain. Life is filled with constant transitions that are not always easy to navigate or successfully complete. Many people are not aware of how much impact their current environment, past events, and social pressures have on their daily lives. The idea of walking through life without support to heal or reflect can be exhausting. Often you may not be able to identify the exhaustion, stress, or pain but just know that something is “off”? So I ask ... do you today, right now, feel like you are living your best life? If not, the Helm Academy is a great place to begin therapy.
There is purpose in your stress. There is purpose in your pain. Life is filled with constant transitions that are not always easy to navigate or successfully complete. Many people are not aware of how much impact their current environment, past events, and social pressures have on their daily lives. The idea of walking through life without support to heal or reflect can be exhausting. Often you may not be able to identify the exhaustion, stress, or pain but just know that something is “off”? So I ask ... do you today, right now, feel like you are living your best life? If not, the Helm Academy is a great place to begin therapy.
(770) 765-2502 View (770) 765-2502
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Yvette Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30303
Welcome, my name is Yvette and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I’ve spent the past 15 years in a variety of clinical setting including county jails, superior courts, psychiatric hospital, pediatric hospitals, and community agencies helping people to identify sources of their distress and develop solutions to complex problems. Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, family dysfunction, intimacy, codependency, and addiction are the focus of my practice with adults, teens, and families, though I have also provided crisis intervention and psychotherapy as well.
Welcome, my name is Yvette and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I’ve spent the past 15 years in a variety of clinical setting including county jails, superior courts, psychiatric hospital, pediatric hospitals, and community agencies helping people to identify sources of their distress and develop solutions to complex problems. Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, family dysfunction, intimacy, codependency, and addiction are the focus of my practice with adults, teens, and families, though I have also provided crisis intervention and psychotherapy as well.
(305) 871-9357 View (305) 871-9357
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Courtney Dombrowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
I have extensive training and experience working with fortune 10 Executives, Attorneys, Lobbyist, Physicians, Nurses, NP/APRN, PA’s, Pilots, individuals with security clearances, even professional athletes have been referred to me for therapy. I specialize in providing confidential, safe and effective Individual and Group counseling services to impaired and recovering professionals. So what is impairment? Impairment might include substance use, struggles with grief and loss, depression, life transitions…really any experiences that are interfering with a person's ability to function at their full capacity in their professions.
I have extensive training and experience working with fortune 10 Executives, Attorneys, Lobbyist, Physicians, Nurses, NP/APRN, PA’s, Pilots, individuals with security clearances, even professional athletes have been referred to me for therapy. I specialize in providing confidential, safe and effective Individual and Group counseling services to impaired and recovering professionals. So what is impairment? Impairment might include substance use, struggles with grief and loss, depression, life transitions…really any experiences that are interfering with a person's ability to function at their full capacity in their professions.
(678) 825-8619 View (678) 825-8619
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Finding My Lane, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30301
My name is Reneisha Campbell and I am a LCSW in the State of Georgia. I started Finding My Lane, as I struggled to find my own lane after experiencing setbacks on top of grief. The passion for Finding My Lane is to help others who may find it difficult to find their lane mentally or emotionally. I hold over 16 years of experience as a social worker.
My name is Reneisha Campbell and I am a LCSW in the State of Georgia. I started Finding My Lane, as I struggled to find my own lane after experiencing setbacks on top of grief. The passion for Finding My Lane is to help others who may find it difficult to find their lane mentally or emotionally. I hold over 16 years of experience as a social worker.
(770) 525-9734 View (770) 525-9734
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Erica McCoy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT, ST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Remember you are BIGGER than your problems! Here to assist clients with the daily demands of their busy and complex lives which can be perceived as overwhelming or challenging. Coping with daily stressors pulls us in several directions at once which leads us to feel disconnected from our own mental, spiritual, and physical sources of well-being and power. I am here to encourage the development of self-love for clients through healing, wholeness, and self-empowerment. Offering a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for clients who are pursuing a powerful journey to rediscovering themselves.
Remember you are BIGGER than your problems! Here to assist clients with the daily demands of their busy and complex lives which can be perceived as overwhelming or challenging. Coping with daily stressors pulls us in several directions at once which leads us to feel disconnected from our own mental, spiritual, and physical sources of well-being and power. I am here to encourage the development of self-love for clients through healing, wholeness, and self-empowerment. Offering a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for clients who are pursuing a powerful journey to rediscovering themselves.
(678) 737-6353 x1011 View (678) 737-6353 x1011
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Cg Jefferson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MAC, CCTP, CAMS11
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm "CG" Jefferson, I am excited to work with you! I’m LPC with over 23+ years of experience. I am patient, transparent and spiritual. I am well experienced and culturally competent. My primary focus is “Individual Therapy” No EAP-Adults 28+ & seniors. My “virtual practice” is Not a good fit for Couples, Chronic-MH, Personality Dis.-OCD/Tics, Psychosis-A/V/T Hallucinations, Bipolar, MR, SI/HI & atheist. If you are ready for self-discovery, grounded in "Truth and Facts" contact me to explore stressors, communication, overthinking, social/coping skills, relationship-personal/family probs. financial difficulties & lack of intimacy.
Hi, I'm "CG" Jefferson, I am excited to work with you! I’m LPC with over 23+ years of experience. I am patient, transparent and spiritual. I am well experienced and culturally competent. My primary focus is “Individual Therapy” No EAP-Adults 28+ & seniors. My “virtual practice” is Not a good fit for Couples, Chronic-MH, Personality Dis.-OCD/Tics, Psychosis-A/V/T Hallucinations, Bipolar, MR, SI/HI & atheist. If you are ready for self-discovery, grounded in "Truth and Facts" contact me to explore stressors, communication, overthinking, social/coping skills, relationship-personal/family probs. financial difficulties & lack of intimacy.
(786) 755-1863 View (786) 755-1863
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Sharday Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMSII, CCATP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30303
I am an integrative therapist grounded in faith, specializing in solution-focused approaches to empower individuals facing anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. With a foundation rooted in Christian counseling and a psychodynamic orientation, I blend various therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and Eye movement desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am an integrative therapist grounded in faith, specializing in solution-focused approaches to empower individuals facing anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. With a foundation rooted in Christian counseling and a psychodynamic orientation, I blend various therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and Eye movement desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
(404) 738-5540 View (404) 738-5540
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Keshia Irving
Associate Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LAPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30334  (Online Only)
I provide holistic healing techniques during life’s many transitions. My mission is to provide individuals in my community with the tools they need to gain emotional stability.
I provide holistic healing techniques during life’s many transitions. My mission is to provide individuals in my community with the tools they need to gain emotional stability.
(470) 517-8670 View (470) 517-8670
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Susan Kupferberg
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30333  (Online Only)
It can be overwhelming to search for a psychologist, especially when you are already in distress. A comfortable fit between you and your therapist is by far the most essential ingredient in your healing process. I encourage people to be very thoughtful about selecting someone to work with, and to speak with several people if it doesn't feel right from the beginning. I welcome the opportunity to talk with potential clients about their needs, and view our initial conversation as an important first step toward healing.
It can be overwhelming to search for a psychologist, especially when you are already in distress. A comfortable fit between you and your therapist is by far the most essential ingredient in your healing process. I encourage people to be very thoughtful about selecting someone to work with, and to speak with several people if it doesn't feel right from the beginning. I welcome the opportunity to talk with potential clients about their needs, and view our initial conversation as an important first step toward healing.
(404) 369-4980 View (404) 369-4980
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30318
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(470) 837-6731 x1 View (470) 837-6731 x1
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Genelle Seward, MA: Therapist | Coach | Speaker
MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30308
Waitlist for new clients
As a Black woman, I recognize the importance of providing a safe and inclusive space. I work with clients who are navigating day to day life changes such as stress management, anxiety, family/friend relationships, and childhood trauma. Therapy is a collaborative journey that does not have to be traversed alone.
As a Black woman, I recognize the importance of providing a safe and inclusive space. I work with clients who are navigating day to day life changes such as stress management, anxiety, family/friend relationships, and childhood trauma. Therapy is a collaborative journey that does not have to be traversed alone.
(678) 661-6239 View (678) 661-6239
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Flutter & Flourish Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
My name is Lynne. I am an independently contracted clinical therapist for IEG operating under Flutter & Flourish Therapy Services serving states: MI, TN, AL & GA. As a therapist, I believe that when you decide to engage in therapy, you are choosing to allow yourself to reflect on how you want to take control of your life & deciding how you need/want to show up for yourself. I am here to assure you per the societal feedback, nothing is "wrong" with you. We all have things different about us and that's what makes our voices and lived experiences ours, which also means our healing and progression will look different person to person.
My name is Lynne. I am an independently contracted clinical therapist for IEG operating under Flutter & Flourish Therapy Services serving states: MI, TN, AL & GA. As a therapist, I believe that when you decide to engage in therapy, you are choosing to allow yourself to reflect on how you want to take control of your life & deciding how you need/want to show up for yourself. I am here to assure you per the societal feedback, nothing is "wrong" with you. We all have things different about us and that's what makes our voices and lived experiences ours, which also means our healing and progression will look different person to person.
(517) 923-2386 View (517) 923-2386
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Melanie Darling
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30301  (Online Only)
“You deserve to live a life of abundance filled with happiness, peace, & joy” We are living in incredibly challenging and uncertain times, and it is okay not to feel okay. The good news is that there is hope on the other side. If you or someone you may know are struggling with anxious feelings, relationship issues, marital/family conflict, child/teen issues, and pending divorce/co-parenting issues. I am here to help you.
“You deserve to live a life of abundance filled with happiness, peace, & joy” We are living in incredibly challenging and uncertain times, and it is okay not to feel okay. The good news is that there is hope on the other side. If you or someone you may know are struggling with anxious feelings, relationship issues, marital/family conflict, child/teen issues, and pending divorce/co-parenting issues. I am here to help you.
(754) 212-8155 View (754) 212-8155
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Matthew Williams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30318
Dr. Matthew Williams is a Licensed Psychologist who sees children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population. Dr. Williams has experience working in private practice, inpatient settings, college counseling, forensics and corrections. His specialties include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, dual diagnosis, grief and loss, and psychological testing as well as other specialties.
Dr. Matthew Williams is a Licensed Psychologist who sees children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population. Dr. Williams has experience working in private practice, inpatient settings, college counseling, forensics and corrections. His specialties include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, dual diagnosis, grief and loss, and psychological testing as well as other specialties.
(678) 680-6334 View (678) 680-6334
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Mohammad Ali Zafar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Atlanta, GA 30313  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps you’ve tried a few therapists and weren't able to connect. Maybe you never saw yourself represented, or that therapy felt too manualized. You’ve pushed off therapy for a while now, not because you're too prideful to get the support you need, but because the help you are looking for hasn’t centered your beliefs, identity(ies) and understanding of well-being. You want support that centers all of who you are, and you are looking for authentic, experienced care that can help you gain clarity, confidence, and contentment.
Perhaps you’ve tried a few therapists and weren't able to connect. Maybe you never saw yourself represented, or that therapy felt too manualized. You’ve pushed off therapy for a while now, not because you're too prideful to get the support you need, but because the help you are looking for hasn’t centered your beliefs, identity(ies) and understanding of well-being. You want support that centers all of who you are, and you are looking for authentic, experienced care that can help you gain clarity, confidence, and contentment.
(832) 402-8065 View (832) 402-8065

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Downtown, Atlanta, GA

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Downtown, Atlanta, GA who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
88% Anxiety
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Downtown, Atlanta, GA see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.