Therapists in Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA

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Enrich Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome! Chances are if you've landed here, it's not been on accident or mishap. I'm sure you are contemplating whether you'd like to start therapy. Maybe your mind is settled and you'd like to proceed. I can tell you firsthand that therapy is a very rewarding self investment. I can also tell you that therapy isn't very easy - it requires intention, transparency, and willingness. It requires talking about some uncomfortable "stuff". No, I don't expect you to come air out your dirty laundry or tell me your deepest darkest secrets. However, I would like for you to show up with a willingness to work through challenges.
Hi and welcome! Chances are if you've landed here, it's not been on accident or mishap. I'm sure you are contemplating whether you'd like to start therapy. Maybe your mind is settled and you'd like to proceed. I can tell you firsthand that therapy is a very rewarding self investment. I can also tell you that therapy isn't very easy - it requires intention, transparency, and willingness. It requires talking about some uncomfortable "stuff". No, I don't expect you to come air out your dirty laundry or tell me your deepest darkest secrets. However, I would like for you to show up with a willingness to work through challenges.
(678) 679-0556 View (678) 679-0556
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Mark Gilson
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Change is a guarantee in life and it is often difficult. My approach to psychotherapy is to not only understand problems, but to work with you using CBT techniques that have been successful for many others. I am founder of the Atlanta Center, established in 1985 and former faculty, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School's Center for Cognitive Therapy under the direction of Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Also, I am a founding fellow for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and also Board Certified and Fellow of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Change is a guarantee in life and it is often difficult. My approach to psychotherapy is to not only understand problems, but to work with you using CBT techniques that have been successful for many others. I am founder of the Atlanta Center, established in 1985 and former faculty, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School's Center for Cognitive Therapy under the direction of Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Also, I am a founding fellow for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and also Board Certified and Fellow of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
(404) 800-1045 x104 View (404) 800-1045 x104
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Dr. Meenaxi Palaniappan
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
Reaching out to a therapist is hard. So first, take a moment to commend yourself for prioritizing your wellbeing - it is difficult, even for me as a therapist! I believe that we all have a desire for genuine relational connection. However, our past experiences (eg. oppression, trauma, relational disconnections) inform our strategies of survival (eg. perfectionism, addiction, avoidance), which paradoxically leave us feeling dysregulated, isolated, or stuck in painful relationships. I see therapy as a space where you and I can co-create an open & authentic relationship, which will help us explore and heal your current life stressors.
Reaching out to a therapist is hard. So first, take a moment to commend yourself for prioritizing your wellbeing - it is difficult, even for me as a therapist! I believe that we all have a desire for genuine relational connection. However, our past experiences (eg. oppression, trauma, relational disconnections) inform our strategies of survival (eg. perfectionism, addiction, avoidance), which paradoxically leave us feeling dysregulated, isolated, or stuck in painful relationships. I see therapy as a space where you and I can co-create an open & authentic relationship, which will help us explore and heal your current life stressors.
(404) 328-7061 View (404) 328-7061
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Eli Budd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Human beings can change. Through the years I have worked with people of all ages who have managed to change every thing from immediate circumstances to life long, self-defeating patterns. My experience is that when you can find a therapist with expertise in the area of your difficulties, and when there is also a good personal match between you and the therapist, there are few limits on what you can accomplish.
Human beings can change. Through the years I have worked with people of all ages who have managed to change every thing from immediate circumstances to life long, self-defeating patterns. My experience is that when you can find a therapist with expertise in the area of your difficulties, and when there is also a good personal match between you and the therapist, there are few limits on what you can accomplish.
(404) 369-7708 View (404) 369-7708
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Amber Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
There is something authentically special about having someone to journey with you when life gets hard. I see it as a privilege to support Women navigating the complexities of life, growing and learning along the way- whether dealing with young adult issues, parenting, marriage or the like. Together through evidence-based practice and therapeutic techniques we can persevere in a crisis, flourish in the chaos, cope with grief and build healthy relationships.
There is something authentically special about having someone to journey with you when life gets hard. I see it as a privilege to support Women navigating the complexities of life, growing and learning along the way- whether dealing with young adult issues, parenting, marriage or the like. Together through evidence-based practice and therapeutic techniques we can persevere in a crisis, flourish in the chaos, cope with grief and build healthy relationships.
(404) 348-0784 View (404) 348-0784
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Pat Rich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
Do you want a better quality of life? Tired of being stuck? Are you exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving, depressed or anxious? Has chronic illness or pain caused you to withdraw from others? Have you suffered from mental health issues most of your life? Maybe, you are stressed due to divorce, family conflict, relocation, retirement, career difficulties, intimacy issues or caregiving? You may want to feel more self-confident, assertive or less lonely. Sharing your problems with an understanding and nonjudgmental therapist is the first step. Don't suffer alone. You deserve to feel better. Pick up the phone and call me.
Do you want a better quality of life? Tired of being stuck? Are you exhausted, overwhelmed, grieving, depressed or anxious? Has chronic illness or pain caused you to withdraw from others? Have you suffered from mental health issues most of your life? Maybe, you are stressed due to divorce, family conflict, relocation, retirement, career difficulties, intimacy issues or caregiving? You may want to feel more self-confident, assertive or less lonely. Sharing your problems with an understanding and nonjudgmental therapist is the first step. Don't suffer alone. You deserve to feel better. Pick up the phone and call me.
(404) 724-5167 View (404) 724-5167
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Hannah Hawkins-Esther
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
Overwhelmed? Stressed out? Stuck? I am available and am honored to explore what is and isn't working for you in your life. I collaborate with you to support, challenge and encourage your efforts to change and/or discover more about yourself, your partner and your relationships. I strive to provide a reassuring and calm space for you to heal if needed as well as co-create opportunities to grow and recover. I am a flexible and attentive therapist dedicated to providing quality care.
Overwhelmed? Stressed out? Stuck? I am available and am honored to explore what is and isn't working for you in your life. I collaborate with you to support, challenge and encourage your efforts to change and/or discover more about yourself, your partner and your relationships. I strive to provide a reassuring and calm space for you to heal if needed as well as co-create opportunities to grow and recover. I am a flexible and attentive therapist dedicated to providing quality care.
(770) 847-8380 View (770) 847-8380
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Keana Jordan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
If you're currently facing challenges, battling with low self-esteem, or experiencing feelings of worthlessness, please know that you're not alone. It's normal to feel lost and uncertain at times. I'm grateful that you've reached out for support. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can freely discuss your struggles at your own pace. My intention is to provide guidance and resources to help you nurture your overall well-being and find a sense of purpose in life. Together, we can work towards cultivating your wholeness and wellness.
If you're currently facing challenges, battling with low self-esteem, or experiencing feelings of worthlessness, please know that you're not alone. It's normal to feel lost and uncertain at times. I'm grateful that you've reached out for support. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can freely discuss your struggles at your own pace. My intention is to provide guidance and resources to help you nurture your overall well-being and find a sense of purpose in life. Together, we can work towards cultivating your wholeness and wellness.
(678) 647-6651 View (678) 647-6651
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Dr. Mary Gresham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
Our professional relationship needs to be a collaborative and connecting experience. Your input and feedback are essential ingredients in getting where you want to go while my job is to understand your goals and needs and observe which methods might work best for you. I am a seasoned, ethical psychologist with 30 years of experience. My clients vary from young adults to elders. Some seek life coaching or a consultation for a specific problem while others are in distress and want major changes. In general my clients describe me as warm and encouraging, with an ability to see patterns, clarify situations and identify alternatives.
Our professional relationship needs to be a collaborative and connecting experience. Your input and feedback are essential ingredients in getting where you want to go while my job is to understand your goals and needs and observe which methods might work best for you. I am a seasoned, ethical psychologist with 30 years of experience. My clients vary from young adults to elders. Some seek life coaching or a consultation for a specific problem while others are in distress and want major changes. In general my clients describe me as warm and encouraging, with an ability to see patterns, clarify situations and identify alternatives.
(404) 320-6510 View (404) 320-6510
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Bob Coyle
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
I have had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, families, and groups for over 30 years as a licensed Clinical Psychologist. My model for psychotherapy is integrative, drawing from many sources. My work expresses my strong belief in every human being's natural drive towards growth, individuation, and integration. I value our ability to live in the present with all of the aliveness that this allows. Areas of particular interest include recovery from sex addiction, fostering connection for couples as well as other intimate systems, and healing from loss.
I have had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, families, and groups for over 30 years as a licensed Clinical Psychologist. My model for psychotherapy is integrative, drawing from many sources. My work expresses my strong belief in every human being's natural drive towards growth, individuation, and integration. I value our ability to live in the present with all of the aliveness that this allows. Areas of particular interest include recovery from sex addiction, fostering connection for couples as well as other intimate systems, and healing from loss.
(404) 445-2358 View (404) 445-2358
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Jessie Hallberlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
In my practice, I work with adults, young adults and adolescents with a broad range of challenges. My approach is relational, practical and conversational as I help clients explore relationship issues and everyday stressors in family life, work, and school.
In my practice, I work with adults, young adults and adolescents with a broad range of challenges. My approach is relational, practical and conversational as I help clients explore relationship issues and everyday stressors in family life, work, and school.
(470) 771-7314 View (470) 771-7314
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Jessie Laurence Veeneman
MEd, CLC
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
Drawing from my personal experience living with Addison's Disease, I offer a supportive, solution-focused approach tailored specifically for individuals navigating autoimmune conditions. Together, we'll embark on a transformative journey, exploring the unique challenges you face and equipping you with effective coping strategies. My practice is dedicated to empowering those with autoimmune conditions, providing personalized guidance and support to help you achieve your personal goals and uncover newfound resilience.
Drawing from my personal experience living with Addison's Disease, I offer a supportive, solution-focused approach tailored specifically for individuals navigating autoimmune conditions. Together, we'll embark on a transformative journey, exploring the unique challenges you face and equipping you with effective coping strategies. My practice is dedicated to empowering those with autoimmune conditions, providing personalized guidance and support to help you achieve your personal goals and uncover newfound resilience.
(404) 999-0445 View (404) 999-0445
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Dena Franco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
Are you feeling overwhelmed by ruminating thoughts? Do you find yourself wondering, “What’s wrong with me?" Have you noticed that you become easily irritable or you're feeling on edge? Have you been through a very stressful or traumatizing experience that you're having difficulty getting past? I want you to know three things: You are not alone, there is hope, and I am here to help. Through our work together, you will learn how to manage current stressors and heal from past traumatic experiences in order to feel improved inner peace and experience stronger, healthier relationships.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by ruminating thoughts? Do you find yourself wondering, “What’s wrong with me?" Have you noticed that you become easily irritable or you're feeling on edge? Have you been through a very stressful or traumatizing experience that you're having difficulty getting past? I want you to know three things: You are not alone, there is hope, and I am here to help. Through our work together, you will learn how to manage current stressors and heal from past traumatic experiences in order to feel improved inner peace and experience stronger, healthier relationships.
(470) 236-5971 View (470) 236-5971
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Shannon Sarkar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
Trauma has an undeniable effect on people’s lives that can shape core beliefs about self, relationships, and feeling safe in the world. Seeking out therapy is truly an act of bravery and trust, and I take that trust very seriously. Whatever you have been through, I strive to cultivate a space where you can feel safe with vulnerability. My goal is to help you find the awareness, healing, and resiliency that we all need and deserve.
Trauma has an undeniable effect on people’s lives that can shape core beliefs about self, relationships, and feeling safe in the world. Seeking out therapy is truly an act of bravery and trust, and I take that trust very seriously. Whatever you have been through, I strive to cultivate a space where you can feel safe with vulnerability. My goal is to help you find the awareness, healing, and resiliency that we all need and deserve.
(404) 400-3509 View (404) 400-3509
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Chavez Phelps
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I'm Dr. Chavez Phelps, a licensed psychologist with over 12 years of experience. I hold a Ph.D. in psychology from Indiana State University. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. During sessions, clients can expect a warm and welcoming environment. My goal is to provide clients with individual treatment needed to learn effective coping strategies to deal with small and big challenges. I want clients to know they deserve a life filled with joy, peace, and meaning.
Hello! I'm Dr. Chavez Phelps, a licensed psychologist with over 12 years of experience. I hold a Ph.D. in psychology from Indiana State University. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. During sessions, clients can expect a warm and welcoming environment. My goal is to provide clients with individual treatment needed to learn effective coping strategies to deal with small and big challenges. I want clients to know they deserve a life filled with joy, peace, and meaning.
(678) 647-6838 View (678) 647-6838
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Catharine Wirth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
I can help couples get to the root of what each person is needing from his or her partner. Common issues include: infertility, infidelity, parenting struggles, sexual difficulties, money, divorce/separation, and different relationship goals. As a trained Imago couples therapist, I have real skills to help couples learn to connect with each other in a conscious and deep way. This leads to a more satisfying relationship.
I can help couples get to the root of what each person is needing from his or her partner. Common issues include: infertility, infidelity, parenting struggles, sexual difficulties, money, divorce/separation, and different relationship goals. As a trained Imago couples therapist, I have real skills to help couples learn to connect with each other in a conscious and deep way. This leads to a more satisfying relationship.
(404) 994-2402 View (404) 994-2402
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Brian R Gieringer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
Life doesn't have to be so hard. LGBTQ people face extra pressures and struggles in life compared to straight or cisgender peers. You want a therapist who will understand what it's like to be an LGBTQ person in Atlanta. I'm a gay therapist, and I have been in Atlanta since 1997. I know what it's like to be a part of our community.
Life doesn't have to be so hard. LGBTQ people face extra pressures and struggles in life compared to straight or cisgender peers. You want a therapist who will understand what it's like to be an LGBTQ person in Atlanta. I'm a gay therapist, and I have been in Atlanta since 1997. I know what it's like to be a part of our community.
(404) 948-4557 View (404) 948-4557
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NWS Wellness and Consulting LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
Need to reclaim space for self-care & wellness? Want help managing life transitions, setting boundaries, and overcoming burnout? As a clinical psychologist, I have extensive experience collaborating with clients to help them build the life they desire. I am also especially passionate about supporting individuals who experience the added stress of marginalization, racism, and other -isms. Through the therapeutic relationship, I integrate my expertise with clients’ needs to promote holistic well-being.
Need to reclaim space for self-care & wellness? Want help managing life transitions, setting boundaries, and overcoming burnout? As a clinical psychologist, I have extensive experience collaborating with clients to help them build the life they desire. I am also especially passionate about supporting individuals who experience the added stress of marginalization, racism, and other -isms. Through the therapeutic relationship, I integrate my expertise with clients’ needs to promote holistic well-being.
(470) 486-7754 View (470) 486-7754
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Dr. Austin Jerani
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
I have experience working with depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment to life circumstances, anxiety, trauma, substance use, anger management, stress, communication skills, relationships and marriages, conflict resolution and provide a supportive approach to nourish recovery. Change is a journey and I strive to offer insight and awareness in targeting triggers, managing symptoms, and overcoming challenges. My approach is a collaborative one that allows us to focus on your needs by listening, understanding feelings, working through and processing symptoms, and ultimately empowering you to achieve the desired lifestyle you seek.
I have experience working with depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment to life circumstances, anxiety, trauma, substance use, anger management, stress, communication skills, relationships and marriages, conflict resolution and provide a supportive approach to nourish recovery. Change is a journey and I strive to offer insight and awareness in targeting triggers, managing symptoms, and overcoming challenges. My approach is a collaborative one that allows us to focus on your needs by listening, understanding feelings, working through and processing symptoms, and ultimately empowering you to achieve the desired lifestyle you seek.
(470) 868-2373 View (470) 868-2373
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Shannon O'Brien Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CCH, CPCS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA 30324
I believe in the power of therapy to transform, heal and reprogram so that you can lead a full life. Are you having trouble being who you want to be in your relationships? Are you overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts? Are you desperate for relief from past trauma? I am committed to providing a compassionate space for you to be heard in order to explore old hurts, navigate present difficulties, and find relief from emotional pain and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based treatment modalities that access both conscious and subconscious issues.
I believe in the power of therapy to transform, heal and reprogram so that you can lead a full life. Are you having trouble being who you want to be in your relationships? Are you overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts? Are you desperate for relief from past trauma? I am committed to providing a compassionate space for you to be heard in order to explore old hurts, navigate present difficulties, and find relief from emotional pain and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based treatment modalities that access both conscious and subconscious issues.
(678) 726-1461 View (678) 726-1461

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Number of Therapists in Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA

100+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Life Transitions
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
32% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Morningside-Lenox Park, 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.