Therapists in Westside, Atlanta, GA

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Dr. Shawkut Amaan Ali
MD, MEd
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30310
I'm a board-certified addiction medicine and family medicine physician with a master's in counseling/therapy. I offer MAT/medications for addiction treatment (suboxone/buprenorphine, naltrexone, Chantix etc), harm reduction counseling, motivational interviewing, and addiction-related CBT. I also manage co-occurring psychiatric conditions (anxiety, depression, PTSD) and the medical complications of addiction (liver damage, heart failure, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome etc). I see patients with problems using any substance including alcohol, opioids, vaping/tobacco, marijuana/cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine etc.
I'm a board-certified addiction medicine and family medicine physician with a master's in counseling/therapy. I offer MAT/medications for addiction treatment (suboxone/buprenorphine, naltrexone, Chantix etc), harm reduction counseling, motivational interviewing, and addiction-related CBT. I also manage co-occurring psychiatric conditions (anxiety, depression, PTSD) and the medical complications of addiction (liver damage, heart failure, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome etc). I see patients with problems using any substance including alcohol, opioids, vaping/tobacco, marijuana/cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine etc.
(470) 613-2498 View (470) 613-2498
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Brian Teal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Sometimes worry can feel like a never ending battle in one's head. Not feeling like yourself can lead to feeling stuck or lost. My work centers on supporting clients to recognize how the challenges of their lives impact their perspective and view of the world. My goal is to establish honesty and trust as we seek to understand which patterns are creating emotional discomfort. I work with clients on understanding how life stressors can managed and overcome through healing, developing skills, and living consciously.
Sometimes worry can feel like a never ending battle in one's head. Not feeling like yourself can lead to feeling stuck or lost. My work centers on supporting clients to recognize how the challenges of their lives impact their perspective and view of the world. My goal is to establish honesty and trust as we seek to understand which patterns are creating emotional discomfort. I work with clients on understanding how life stressors can managed and overcome through healing, developing skills, and living consciously.
(901) 329-3771 View (901) 329-3771
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Russell L. Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
The most important factor in a successful counseling outcome is the presence of an open, trusting, and empathic relationship between the individual and the therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years’ experience providing psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families.
The most important factor in a successful counseling outcome is the presence of an open, trusting, and empathic relationship between the individual and the therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years’ experience providing psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families.
(470) 802-8705 View (470) 802-8705
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Spirit ®
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30310
Is everything feeling just a bit too heavy at the moment? Whether it's the weight of the present moment, past trauma, relationship problems, or wanting to let go and grow, I can help. As your therapist, we'll face the "hard truths" necessary to free you from the painful experiences holding you back from the life you dream of living together. I work with individuals, couples, and families - both traditional and non-traditional. I also make frequent appearances on television and radio programs throughout the country. Client's call my office, "The Sanctuary," because it's a "judgement free zone," designed for healing hearts and minds.
Is everything feeling just a bit too heavy at the moment? Whether it's the weight of the present moment, past trauma, relationship problems, or wanting to let go and grow, I can help. As your therapist, we'll face the "hard truths" necessary to free you from the painful experiences holding you back from the life you dream of living together. I work with individuals, couples, and families - both traditional and non-traditional. I also make frequent appearances on television and radio programs throughout the country. Client's call my office, "The Sanctuary," because it's a "judgement free zone," designed for healing hearts and minds.
(404) 800-1120 View (404) 800-1120
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Monique K. Braggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318
There are times in our lives when we feel tired of the negative cycles, challenges, and issues we face. We must say to ourselves, I will be free from the stress, depression, etc...Je'serai is a French term that means "I will be," a name that is meaningful and as unique as the clients I see. We all want happiness for ourselves and in our relationships. However, life's challenges can often throw us off track. Difficulties are inevitable, but with support, guidance, and the willingness to change, you can overcome the challenges you are experiencing in your life.
There are times in our lives when we feel tired of the negative cycles, challenges, and issues we face. We must say to ourselves, I will be free from the stress, depression, etc...Je'serai is a French term that means "I will be," a name that is meaningful and as unique as the clients I see. We all want happiness for ourselves and in our relationships. However, life's challenges can often throw us off track. Difficulties are inevitable, but with support, guidance, and the willingness to change, you can overcome the challenges you are experiencing in your life.
(817) 533-8741 View (817) 533-8741
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Nickesha Azan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Nickesha Azan is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Georgia. She provides clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults seeking help with life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief/bereavement, trauma, and behavioral issues. As a proud immigrant and woman of color, Nickesha is fascinated by all cultures and ethnicities—something that helps her make profound connections and empowering insights with a diverse assortment of clients.
Nickesha Azan is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Georgia. She provides clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults seeking help with life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief/bereavement, trauma, and behavioral issues. As a proud immigrant and woman of color, Nickesha is fascinated by all cultures and ethnicities—something that helps her make profound connections and empowering insights with a diverse assortment of clients.
(404) 390-2791 View (404) 390-2791
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Ebony Yelder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking such a significant and courageous step in your self care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience. I provide counseling and psychiatric services and have worked in a variety of settings to include; behavioral health hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency rooms and in home counseling.
Congratulations on taking such a significant and courageous step in your self care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience. I provide counseling and psychiatric services and have worked in a variety of settings to include; behavioral health hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency rooms and in home counseling.
(678) 865-4486 View (678) 865-4486
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Rachael Jamison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, CRA, MRT, CAMS
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30310  (Online Only)
Are you looking to make a positive change and feeling overwhelmed with where to start? Struggling with unhealthy patterns, mood symptoms, or life transition? If your daily routine and relationships are being affected by the challenges of these issues, let me help you navigate your journey. Through supportive encouragement, I can help you learn new coping skills and how to feel empowered so that you can embrace healthy lifestyle changes!
Are you looking to make a positive change and feeling overwhelmed with where to start? Struggling with unhealthy patterns, mood symptoms, or life transition? If your daily routine and relationships are being affected by the challenges of these issues, let me help you navigate your journey. Through supportive encouragement, I can help you learn new coping skills and how to feel empowered so that you can embrace healthy lifestyle changes!
(678) 853-7964 View (678) 853-7964
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Kendra Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, CCTP, CPCS
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
True growth and healing happen in the most uncomfortable spaces at times. However, you do not have to wait until you are in the eye of a storm to get assistance. Embarking on the therapeutic journey is an important life decision and finding a therapist whose expertise fits your needs is just as vital. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I would like to work with you to achieve your goals by helping you cultivate self-awareness, identify personal strengths, and gain new perspectives. I have a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, complex trauma, career/life transitions, PTSD, and depression.
True growth and healing happen in the most uncomfortable spaces at times. However, you do not have to wait until you are in the eye of a storm to get assistance. Embarking on the therapeutic journey is an important life decision and finding a therapist whose expertise fits your needs is just as vital. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I would like to work with you to achieve your goals by helping you cultivate self-awareness, identify personal strengths, and gain new perspectives. I have a passion for working with clients experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, complex trauma, career/life transitions, PTSD, and depression.
(678) 940-4223 View (678) 940-4223
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Johnnie L Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318
My therapeutic philosophy is based on the quote from Albert Einstein, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Many people let false beliefs about themselves hold them back from reaching self-actualization. Everyone deserves to reach the realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities, but sometimes we find ourselves as the fish Einstein describes attempting to climb a tree because we let anxiety, depression, and past trauma become barriers to our fulfillment.
My therapeutic philosophy is based on the quote from Albert Einstein, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Many people let false beliefs about themselves hold them back from reaching self-actualization. Everyone deserves to reach the realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities, but sometimes we find ourselves as the fish Einstein describes attempting to climb a tree because we let anxiety, depression, and past trauma become barriers to our fulfillment.
(678) 679-7795 View (678) 679-7795
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Ana Coronado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling bogged down by uncontrollable anxiety that affects your ability to fully function? Do you find yourself unable to control the never-ending self-doubting thought cycle? Do you feel overwhelmed by constantly needing external validation or reassurance that you’re doing okay? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? More relaxed? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious about getting everything right.
Do you struggle with feeling bogged down by uncontrollable anxiety that affects your ability to fully function? Do you find yourself unable to control the never-ending self-doubting thought cycle? Do you feel overwhelmed by constantly needing external validation or reassurance that you’re doing okay? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? More relaxed? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious about getting everything right.
(678) 990-5868 View (678) 990-5868
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Alison Leon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30311
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys working with families of teenagers. I also work with individuals and greatly appreciate the opportunity to help others. Before becoming a therapist, I was an educator for 11 years and specialized in prenatal through age 5. I typically work with teenagers and anxiety. I also provide group, couples, and family counseling. Although I do not have any specialization certificates, I like to work with grief and trauma (mostly sexual trauma).
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys working with families of teenagers. I also work with individuals and greatly appreciate the opportunity to help others. Before becoming a therapist, I was an educator for 11 years and specialized in prenatal through age 5. I typically work with teenagers and anxiety. I also provide group, couples, and family counseling. Although I do not have any specialization certificates, I like to work with grief and trauma (mostly sexual trauma).
(470) 260-6974 View (470) 260-6974
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Denise N. Spear
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Welcome to your first stop in counseling! Or maybe this is not your first stop but one of continuum for self-improvement. Whichever it is, thank you for coming. I am Denise, a licensed therapist who is LGBTQ affirming. Sexual Identity, self-esteem, school related challenges, relationships, anxiety, and depression can be difficult to navigate. If these issues related challenges and more are pertaining to you, let’s talk it out. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. You are the expert of your story. Let's apply your strengths together.
Welcome to your first stop in counseling! Or maybe this is not your first stop but one of continuum for self-improvement. Whichever it is, thank you for coming. I am Denise, a licensed therapist who is LGBTQ affirming. Sexual Identity, self-esteem, school related challenges, relationships, anxiety, and depression can be difficult to navigate. If these issues related challenges and more are pertaining to you, let’s talk it out. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. You are the expert of your story. Let's apply your strengths together.
(678) 257-3778 View (678) 257-3778
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Ellen Farrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30311
My name is Ellen Farrell, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Athens, GA. I work statewide with clients via telehealth, and I love working with motivated adults who are interested in reducing stress and creating more balance. Working holistically, I use EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients reduce trauma triggers, raise awareness, and implement healthier goals to feel better.
My name is Ellen Farrell, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Athens, GA. I work statewide with clients via telehealth, and I love working with motivated adults who are interested in reducing stress and creating more balance. Working holistically, I use EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients reduce trauma triggers, raise awareness, and implement healthier goals to feel better.
(229) 518-6296 View (229) 518-6296
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Katie Ganske
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Stress management is essential to living a satisfying, happy life. In my practice, I help clients discover and implement existing coping skills while also developing new strategies for stress management. My approach to therapy is collaborative and supportive. I work to provide clients with practical skills to assist with immediate stressors - while also addressing underlying issues. I provide a safe and relaxed atmosphere making sessions productive and enjoyable.
Stress management is essential to living a satisfying, happy life. In my practice, I help clients discover and implement existing coping skills while also developing new strategies for stress management. My approach to therapy is collaborative and supportive. I work to provide clients with practical skills to assist with immediate stressors - while also addressing underlying issues. I provide a safe and relaxed atmosphere making sessions productive and enjoyable.
(678) 990-2705 View (678) 990-2705
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Kristi Beck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30316  (Online Only)
Are you ready to release habits and beliefs that no longer serve you? You might be considering a change in your life but are feeling stuck. Maybe you find yourself overthinking every decision or focusing too much on others’ feelings. You might notice an internal critical voice that continues to play on repeat. One thing is certain: you are ready for a shift. You’re ready to go inward and connect with all the different parts of yourself, including those that have previously been put to the side and ignored. Most of all, you’re ready to trust in yourself & feel confident in your life.
Are you ready to release habits and beliefs that no longer serve you? You might be considering a change in your life but are feeling stuck. Maybe you find yourself overthinking every decision or focusing too much on others’ feelings. You might notice an internal critical voice that continues to play on repeat. One thing is certain: you are ready for a shift. You’re ready to go inward and connect with all the different parts of yourself, including those that have previously been put to the side and ignored. Most of all, you’re ready to trust in yourself & feel confident in your life.
(678) 679-9920 View (678) 679-9920
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Mia Powers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30310
Navigating life is hard. It's often filled with unforeseen obstacles and life-altering changes. Finding answers to life's problems can leave you feeling overwhelmed, powerless, and alone. However, I can help you find and explore the answers you seek. While starting therapy and sharing your life can be scary, it is also a clear sign of strength. Restructuring thinking, creating balance, examining relationships, as well as addressing previous trauma, are all ways I assist clients in their healing journey.
Navigating life is hard. It's often filled with unforeseen obstacles and life-altering changes. Finding answers to life's problems can leave you feeling overwhelmed, powerless, and alone. However, I can help you find and explore the answers you seek. While starting therapy and sharing your life can be scary, it is also a clear sign of strength. Restructuring thinking, creating balance, examining relationships, as well as addressing previous trauma, are all ways I assist clients in their healing journey.
(678) 496-2917 View (678) 496-2917
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Dr. Speshal Walker Gautier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Dr. Spesh, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialized experience in culturally informed treatment of anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other stress-related disorders. I enjoy working with culturally diverse individuals with a broad range of psychological problems, life, & relationship issues. My clinical and research background has specifically focused on women’s mental health, trauma (including military combat and sexual trauma), and individuals experiencing marginalization and minority stress (e.g. Black women/men, Ethnic/Racial minorities/People of Color, LGBTQ+ identified individuals).
Hi, I'm Dr. Spesh, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialized experience in culturally informed treatment of anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other stress-related disorders. I enjoy working with culturally diverse individuals with a broad range of psychological problems, life, & relationship issues. My clinical and research background has specifically focused on women’s mental health, trauma (including military combat and sexual trauma), and individuals experiencing marginalization and minority stress (e.g. Black women/men, Ethnic/Racial minorities/People of Color, LGBTQ+ identified individuals).
(404) 739-5035 View (404) 739-5035
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Elana Dunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CPCS
Verified
8 Endorsed
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
I want you to move from just surviving to a point in which you are thriving. You just took a HUGE step, so thank you for being here right now. I am devoted to helping you feel and function better. Just getting through the day may feel challenging right now. It's too much to sort through or overcome on your own. You may not know where to start - It's a lot...whew. You might feel misunderstood by friends and family; that's what I'm here for. I do the 'work' of helping you even outside of our sessions, to help you get better FASTER.
I want you to move from just surviving to a point in which you are thriving. You just took a HUGE step, so thank you for being here right now. I am devoted to helping you feel and function better. Just getting through the day may feel challenging right now. It's too much to sort through or overcome on your own. You may not know where to start - It's a lot...whew. You might feel misunderstood by friends and family; that's what I'm here for. I do the 'work' of helping you even outside of our sessions, to help you get better FASTER.
(470) 518-4649 View (470) 518-4649
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Diahann JohnBaptiste
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MPA, LPC
Verified
Westside, Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
I am glad you decided to read my profile. My name is Diahann JohnBaptiste, and I am a license Professional Counselor based in Newnan, Georgia. I have over 10 years of direct counseling experience, and over 20 years of experience working in the mental healthcare industry (i.e. administrative Program Coordinator for Psychiatry Residency Education at Emory University for 14.5 years). Over the years, I have worked in a variety of settings (private practice, adult outpatient clinic, domestic violence shelter, youth detention facility, and crisis stabilization units) attending to my clients' mental health care needs.
I am glad you decided to read my profile. My name is Diahann JohnBaptiste, and I am a license Professional Counselor based in Newnan, Georgia. I have over 10 years of direct counseling experience, and over 20 years of experience working in the mental healthcare industry (i.e. administrative Program Coordinator for Psychiatry Residency Education at Emory University for 14.5 years). Over the years, I have worked in a variety of settings (private practice, adult outpatient clinic, domestic violence shelter, youth detention facility, and crisis stabilization units) attending to my clients' mental health care needs.
(404) 317-3430 View (404) 317-3430

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Number of Therapists in Westside, Atlanta, GA

100+

Average cost per session

$142

Therapists in Westside, Atlanta, GA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
68% Stress
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Westside, Atlanta, GA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westside, 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.