Therapists in Midtown, Atlanta, GA

Photo of Jonathan Standish, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Jonathan Standish
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308
I am committed to helping individuals and their partners overcome relationship, sex, and intimacy concerns. I welcome the opportunity to work with a diverse array of individuals from varying ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, relationship dynamics, and racial and cultural backgrounds. I have experience working with a variety of presenting concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. I also have a passion for working with LGBTIQ related concerns such as coming out, transitioning, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS.
I am committed to helping individuals and their partners overcome relationship, sex, and intimacy concerns. I welcome the opportunity to work with a diverse array of individuals from varying ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, relationship dynamics, and racial and cultural backgrounds. I have experience working with a variety of presenting concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. I also have a passion for working with LGBTIQ related concerns such as coming out, transitioning, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS.
(678) 723-4652 View (678) 723-4652
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Dr. Kimberly R. Mayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309  (Online Only)
Life happens & therapy helps! Therapy is a safe space to release unwanted thoughts, feelings & emotions while gaining a new perspective & learning new skills to help you live the life you desire. It is my belief, even when you don’t feel equipped, you have everything you need to take the next step in life. During our therapy sessions, it is my goal to ensure you feel safe, supported, comfortable & confident, while implementing practical therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness - Based Cognitive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Culturally Sensitive Therapy and/or Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Life happens & therapy helps! Therapy is a safe space to release unwanted thoughts, feelings & emotions while gaining a new perspective & learning new skills to help you live the life you desire. It is my belief, even when you don’t feel equipped, you have everything you need to take the next step in life. During our therapy sessions, it is my goal to ensure you feel safe, supported, comfortable & confident, while implementing practical therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness - Based Cognitive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Culturally Sensitive Therapy and/or Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
(404) 689-1496 View (404) 689-1496
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Patricia Gibson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Patricia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I have over 35 years of professional experience in therapeutic settings! I have provided therapy in a variety of settings that include outpatient behavioral health, inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, community based residential programs and now through online services! You can see I have had an array of experience over the years that has provided me great understanding of mental and emotional health!
Hello! My name is Patricia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I have over 35 years of professional experience in therapeutic settings! I have provided therapy in a variety of settings that include outpatient behavioral health, inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, community based residential programs and now through online services! You can see I have had an array of experience over the years that has provided me great understanding of mental and emotional health!
(470) 570-3064 View (470) 570-3064
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Angela Culbreth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
I have a unique, vibrant psychotherapy practice that focuses exclusively on sexuality and relationships. I encourage you to visit my website to get an idea of who I am and how I work. Since beginning my practice in 2001, I have done extensive training in sexuality. I am an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist. I work with individuals and couples and treat people who have all sorts of sexual concerns, from medically-related sexual problems to relationship stressors, affair recovery, recovery from traumatic events, or sexual identity issues. I have developed a specialty in treating men with low/absent desire and/or erection problems.
I have a unique, vibrant psychotherapy practice that focuses exclusively on sexuality and relationships. I encourage you to visit my website to get an idea of who I am and how I work. Since beginning my practice in 2001, I have done extensive training in sexuality. I am an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist. I work with individuals and couples and treat people who have all sorts of sexual concerns, from medically-related sexual problems to relationship stressors, affair recovery, recovery from traumatic events, or sexual identity issues. I have developed a specialty in treating men with low/absent desire and/or erection problems.
(470) 348-8606 View (470) 348-8606
Photo of Kimberly Merritt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Kimberly Merritt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309
My name is Kimberly Merritt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have ten years of experience. My experiences are inclusive of children, teenagers, adults, and couples. I have individual, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy experience. My goal is to support you as best as I am able to in order for you to be able to give what you have been given.
My name is Kimberly Merritt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have ten years of experience. My experiences are inclusive of children, teenagers, adults, and couples. I have individual, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy experience. My goal is to support you as best as I am able to in order for you to be able to give what you have been given.
(478) 443-8921 View (478) 443-8921
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Erin Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW, BS
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and empathetic LMSW, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space for individuals facing diverse challenges. My expertise extends to addressing issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD management, self-esteem, self-harm, coping, and navigating life transitions. I am passionate about fostering resilience and empowerment. In my practice, I integrate evidence-based approaches, tailoring interventions to each individual's unique needs. I believe in the transformative power of therapy, guiding clients toward self-discovery, healing, and positive change.
As a dedicated and empathetic LMSW, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space for individuals facing diverse challenges. My expertise extends to addressing issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD management, self-esteem, self-harm, coping, and navigating life transitions. I am passionate about fostering resilience and empowerment. In my practice, I integrate evidence-based approaches, tailoring interventions to each individual's unique needs. I believe in the transformative power of therapy, guiding clients toward self-discovery, healing, and positive change.
(706) 967-2216 View (706) 967-2216
Photo of Dr. Dwayne Gelly, Pre-Licensed Professional in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Dwayne Gelly
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309  (Online Only)
Life's growth comes from transition points, which can often make us feel unfulfilled, anxious, and overwhelmed. During these times, support is crucial. As a counselor with extensive qualifications, including a doctorate in education, two master’s degrees, and now pursuing a master's in counseling from Northwestern University, I understand these challenges. We need human interaction to help us recharge during low periods. If you or a loved one need support, I'm here to help you regain balance. I use a tailored, narrative therapeutic model and provide holistic care with diverse therapeutic techniques. I offer a space for decompress
Life's growth comes from transition points, which can often make us feel unfulfilled, anxious, and overwhelmed. During these times, support is crucial. As a counselor with extensive qualifications, including a doctorate in education, two master’s degrees, and now pursuing a master's in counseling from Northwestern University, I understand these challenges. We need human interaction to help us recharge during low periods. If you or a loved one need support, I'm here to help you regain balance. I use a tailored, narrative therapeutic model and provide holistic care with diverse therapeutic techniques. I offer a space for decompress
(470) 683-6228 View (470) 683-6228
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Helen Renfroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309
Helen Renfroe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia who has been practicing since 2001. She has a Master Of Science in Social Work from University of Tennessee Knoxville. Being a patient, emphatic and active listener enables Helen to develop a therapeutic relationship with a diverse group of people in a variety of settings. Helen is nonjudgmental and able to join with the client to develop their comfort level and increase their ability to communicate their needs, which in turn can result in short term therapy with a more focused and solution-based therapy.
Helen Renfroe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia who has been practicing since 2001. She has a Master Of Science in Social Work from University of Tennessee Knoxville. Being a patient, emphatic and active listener enables Helen to develop a therapeutic relationship with a diverse group of people in a variety of settings. Helen is nonjudgmental and able to join with the client to develop their comfort level and increase their ability to communicate their needs, which in turn can result in short term therapy with a more focused and solution-based therapy.
(470) 517-7361 View (470) 517-7361
Photo of David Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
David Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
Hey! I'm David Miller, a licensed therapist. I've been in the business of helping people since I was 20 and I'm still here! Chances are that I can help you. I've worked with children, adults, families in crisis, and people in hospitals. I've worked in the community, in schools, in homes, and in correctional settings. I've worked with people from almost every walk of life and level of severity. Give me the opportunity to hear your story and I'm almost certain I can help you and yours start down the path towards better. Please make an appointment to see me and we can get started. I'm looking forward to it!
Hey! I'm David Miller, a licensed therapist. I've been in the business of helping people since I was 20 and I'm still here! Chances are that I can help you. I've worked with children, adults, families in crisis, and people in hospitals. I've worked in the community, in schools, in homes, and in correctional settings. I've worked with people from almost every walk of life and level of severity. Give me the opportunity to hear your story and I'm almost certain I can help you and yours start down the path towards better. Please make an appointment to see me and we can get started. I'm looking forward to it!
(470) 465-8896 View (470) 465-8896
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Tekisha Norwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
Let me meet you where you are on your life’s journey. Life in general can be challenging. Many of us endure distress that has resulted in mental, emotional, and physical anguish. Did you know changing the way you think can influence how you feel and in turn how you behave and react to life challenges? Let me equip you with the tools necessary to challenge automatic thoughts and relieve tension caused by stress. My passion is to help people facilitate change by teaching a new way to “think” of challenges as we go about life.
Let me meet you where you are on your life’s journey. Life in general can be challenging. Many of us endure distress that has resulted in mental, emotional, and physical anguish. Did you know changing the way you think can influence how you feel and in turn how you behave and react to life challenges? Let me equip you with the tools necessary to challenge automatic thoughts and relieve tension caused by stress. My passion is to help people facilitate change by teaching a new way to “think” of challenges as we go about life.
(470) 868-2120 View (470) 868-2120
Photo of Christina Hall, Psychologist in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Christina Hall
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309
Not accepting new clients
I have a strong commitment to my clients and strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can achieve their goals and develop healthy coping skills. I am passionate about my work with diagnostically and culturally diverse children, adolescents, adults, and families. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit, and using evidenced-based treatment, I help my clients achieve their goals at their own pace.
I have a strong commitment to my clients and strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can achieve their goals and develop healthy coping skills. I am passionate about my work with diagnostically and culturally diverse children, adolescents, adults, and families. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit, and using evidenced-based treatment, I help my clients achieve their goals at their own pace.
(770) 450-5428 View (770) 450-5428
Photo of Valery Dickinson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Valery Dickinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CHT, RT
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308
Hello there! Here is the message to my new clients: I want you to be happy and succeed. I want you to know it is very possible and all I need from you is your willingness to do the work - a little  but consistent work under my supervision. Allow me to guide you in the process. Even professional athletes are working constantly to maintain and improve their performance. I will teach you how to manage your emotions, your behavior, resolve past/childhood wounds and how to get the best out of yourself, your relationships and the life in general. I am here to teach you skills you will apply independently for the rest of your life.
Hello there! Here is the message to my new clients: I want you to be happy and succeed. I want you to know it is very possible and all I need from you is your willingness to do the work - a little  but consistent work under my supervision. Allow me to guide you in the process. Even professional athletes are working constantly to maintain and improve their performance. I will teach you how to manage your emotions, your behavior, resolve past/childhood wounds and how to get the best out of yourself, your relationships and the life in general. I am here to teach you skills you will apply independently for the rest of your life.
(678) 605-9935 View (678) 605-9935
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The Wives Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CPCS, EMDR, CST
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308
I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families reach their fullest potential by equipping them with the tools/skills to thrive and live their best life. My goal is to assist my clients to be able to overcome past traumas, insecurities, negative relationship habits and other negative patterns that hinder their ability to create and maintain healthy relationships. I also enjoy helping couples prepare for marriage or work through marital issues that all couples experience at some point and time in their marriage such as communication issues, conflict resolution, sexual issues, betrayal, infidelity, and incompatibility.
I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families reach their fullest potential by equipping them with the tools/skills to thrive and live their best life. My goal is to assist my clients to be able to overcome past traumas, insecurities, negative relationship habits and other negative patterns that hinder their ability to create and maintain healthy relationships. I also enjoy helping couples prepare for marriage or work through marital issues that all couples experience at some point and time in their marriage such as communication issues, conflict resolution, sexual issues, betrayal, infidelity, and incompatibility.
(678) 916-9756 View (678) 916-9756
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Chavalle Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309
Making the decision to start therapy is one of the most courageous steps in one’s healing journey. Through providing a safe, affirming, warm, and collaborative environment; I hope to empower clients to bring their fullest self into the room so that they can make long lasting changes and live in accordance with their desired life. Utilizing a holistic approach, I welcome humor, creativity, and all components that make clients who they are. I view therapy through the lens that clients are the expert of their own personal experiences, and my role is to help support them as they journey through discovery, healing, and transformation.
Making the decision to start therapy is one of the most courageous steps in one’s healing journey. Through providing a safe, affirming, warm, and collaborative environment; I hope to empower clients to bring their fullest self into the room so that they can make long lasting changes and live in accordance with their desired life. Utilizing a holistic approach, I welcome humor, creativity, and all components that make clients who they are. I view therapy through the lens that clients are the expert of their own personal experiences, and my role is to help support them as they journey through discovery, healing, and transformation.
(404) 999-0967 View (404) 999-0967
Photo of Shannon Oliver Sullivan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Shannon Oliver Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308
New GROUPS for Women in Mid-Life and those with Chronic Health/Disability concerns! (See Groups Section) I am a Champion of the Human Spirit. How is your spirit? Are you feeling unsatisfied, overwhelmed, weary, confused, anxious, depressed? Maybe it seems like you "have everything" and aren't sure why you don't feel content. Therapy looks a lot like a conversation with a good friend. But the gift is that it's a one-way friendship where it's all about you! You get to talk about whatever you want and I get to listen carefully, affirm and encourage your strengths, and ask questions to help you think more deeply about your concerns.
New GROUPS for Women in Mid-Life and those with Chronic Health/Disability concerns! (See Groups Section) I am a Champion of the Human Spirit. How is your spirit? Are you feeling unsatisfied, overwhelmed, weary, confused, anxious, depressed? Maybe it seems like you "have everything" and aren't sure why you don't feel content. Therapy looks a lot like a conversation with a good friend. But the gift is that it's a one-way friendship where it's all about you! You get to talk about whatever you want and I get to listen carefully, affirm and encourage your strengths, and ask questions to help you think more deeply about your concerns.
(404) 531-2145 View (404) 531-2145
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Deidra Brooks
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309
Compassion, respect, and collaboration are at the core of my work. Together, we will build trust and create an open and safe space to navigate concerns that contribute to dissatisfaction in one’s life, career, and relationships. I work with individuals by integrating evidence-based practices, tools, and expertise from lived experience. My goal is to guide the people I work with to illuminate their strengths, access inner resources and sources of motivation, and develop a personalized plan to connect with and bring forth their ideal self.
Compassion, respect, and collaboration are at the core of my work. Together, we will build trust and create an open and safe space to navigate concerns that contribute to dissatisfaction in one’s life, career, and relationships. I work with individuals by integrating evidence-based practices, tools, and expertise from lived experience. My goal is to guide the people I work with to illuminate their strengths, access inner resources and sources of motivation, and develop a personalized plan to connect with and bring forth their ideal self.
(404) 341-6455 View (404) 341-6455
Photo of Lindsey Marley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Lindsey Marley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , NCC , LPC
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
Welcoming new clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustments issues! As a provider in GA, my areas of expertise encompass Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Grief/Loss, and Relational Conflict. Clients often characterize me as approachable, empathetic, and humorous. Outside of my professional life, I have a deep love for the great outdoors. Animals hold a special place in my heart. Reading and travel are also among my personal interests. I am fluent in both English and Afrikaans and passionate about working with fellow animal enthusiasts and individuals from various diverse backgrounds.
Welcoming new clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustments issues! As a provider in GA, my areas of expertise encompass Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Grief/Loss, and Relational Conflict. Clients often characterize me as approachable, empathetic, and humorous. Outside of my professional life, I have a deep love for the great outdoors. Animals hold a special place in my heart. Reading and travel are also among my personal interests. I am fluent in both English and Afrikaans and passionate about working with fellow animal enthusiasts and individuals from various diverse backgrounds.
(706) 471-1352 View (706) 471-1352
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Anne-Marie Burke
Counselor, MS, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309
I believe you are on the journey to become who you already are and who you are is infinitely complex. Often times external influences, circumstances, events, or relationships block you from living in the fullness of your complexity, and this can lead to psychological distress. I work with clients and couples to surface these conscious and unconscious barriers to growth so that you can lead a life responsive to who you are rather than reactive to what is going on around you. My hope is that, together, you discover not just relief from symptoms but optimal psychological functioning and deeply satisfying relationships.
I believe you are on the journey to become who you already are and who you are is infinitely complex. Often times external influences, circumstances, events, or relationships block you from living in the fullness of your complexity, and this can lead to psychological distress. I work with clients and couples to surface these conscious and unconscious barriers to growth so that you can lead a life responsive to who you are rather than reactive to what is going on around you. My hope is that, together, you discover not just relief from symptoms but optimal psychological functioning and deeply satisfying relationships.
(404) 882-7915 View (404) 882-7915
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Mehak Merchant
Counselor, MS, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309
I believe the past often shows up in the present and I strive to create a space where we can honor your story and help you feel grounded in the here and now. Having lived in several parts of the world and experienced many different cultures, I have found what remains universal are the ways in which people tell stories and make meaning of their experiences. This is a powerful tool in the therapeutic space as well and one I make room for. By focusing on the counseling relationship, my hope is to cultivate a space that is welcoming and free of judgment.
I believe the past often shows up in the present and I strive to create a space where we can honor your story and help you feel grounded in the here and now. Having lived in several parts of the world and experienced many different cultures, I have found what remains universal are the ways in which people tell stories and make meaning of their experiences. This is a powerful tool in the therapeutic space as well and one I make room for. By focusing on the counseling relationship, my hope is to cultivate a space that is welcoming and free of judgment.
(404) 476-7026 View (404) 476-7026
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Dr. Ashley Weaver
Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30309  (Online Only)
I only see clients via telehealth. We all face difficult times in our life that test our foundations. There are times that we may face situations that are disappointing, frustrating, confusing, overwhelming, or painful. This is when we find ourselves struggling. You are not alone! We can navigate through these struggles together by working together via a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I am here to aid in your healing journey. Hello, I am Dr. Ashley Weaver. I have a diverse background working with a variety people. I have worked in the corporate structure as well as higher education.
I only see clients via telehealth. We all face difficult times in our life that test our foundations. There are times that we may face situations that are disappointing, frustrating, confusing, overwhelming, or painful. This is when we find ourselves struggling. You are not alone! We can navigate through these struggles together by working together via a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I am here to aid in your healing journey. Hello, I am Dr. Ashley Weaver. I have a diverse background working with a variety people. I have worked in the corporate structure as well as higher education.
(470) 837-5447 View (470) 837-5447

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Number of Therapists in Midtown, Atlanta, GA

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Midtown, Atlanta, GA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
63% Trauma and PTSD
61% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Midtown, Atlanta, GA see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Midtown, 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.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.