Therapists in Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA

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Tiffany Baxter Stifter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
I have my Master and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University (California). I have my certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I have been licensed in Nevada as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2006. I became licensed in the state of Georgia in 2018 and moved to Augusta with my family several years ago. I use an integrative modality approach. I primarily focus on the family as a system for effective and long-term change. I encourage family members to be a part of the therapy process.
I have my Master and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University (California). I have my certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I have been licensed in Nevada as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2006. I became licensed in the state of Georgia in 2018 and moved to Augusta with my family several years ago. I use an integrative modality approach. I primarily focus on the family as a system for effective and long-term change. I encourage family members to be a part of the therapy process.
(706) 756-8295 View (706) 756-8295
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Tasha Wilder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
There’s a safe haven. A safe haven that doesn't contain judgement brought on by the world. This haven is yours, and I am just a part of it providing a warm, supportive environment. My mission is to guide you, whomever you may be: a child; an adolescent; or an adult. Regardless, I am here to help you live in greatness through the refreshing, renewing, and the regulating of your mind. I’m here to use therapeutic approaches that will be beneficial to you and your family situation. With me inside your safe haven, together we will promote positive and permanent change.
There’s a safe haven. A safe haven that doesn't contain judgement brought on by the world. This haven is yours, and I am just a part of it providing a warm, supportive environment. My mission is to guide you, whomever you may be: a child; an adolescent; or an adult. Regardless, I am here to help you live in greatness through the refreshing, renewing, and the regulating of your mind. I’m here to use therapeutic approaches that will be beneficial to you and your family situation. With me inside your safe haven, together we will promote positive and permanent change.
(706) 251-9179 View (706) 251-9179
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Dawn M Jett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
Believe it or not...this is a FUN process. The most important aspect of counseling is to attain the goals you identify. You are the expert in your own life. I am comfortable working with clients who have identified almost any problem area but specifically I am well trained in treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and problems in the social and family environment. I work on the goals you identify rather than my opinion of what you should work on. This makes me a very non-judgmental personal and I develop strong positive relationships with my clients.
Believe it or not...this is a FUN process. The most important aspect of counseling is to attain the goals you identify. You are the expert in your own life. I am comfortable working with clients who have identified almost any problem area but specifically I am well trained in treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and problems in the social and family environment. I work on the goals you identify rather than my opinion of what you should work on. This makes me a very non-judgmental personal and I develop strong positive relationships with my clients.
(706) 256-8291 View (706) 256-8291
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Angellica Wentworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909  (Online Only)
Life brings many issues that we often want help working through. Therapy is a great way to untangle these life events. I offer a warm, safe environment where we address sensitive topics at a pace comfortable for you. In session, we will work collaboratively and creatively to address patterns and issues that you want to change or leave behind. I recognize seeking help for ourselves or our families can be a challenging task. With support and guidance, we can find environments and techniques to help you be safe sharing your thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
Life brings many issues that we often want help working through. Therapy is a great way to untangle these life events. I offer a warm, safe environment where we address sensitive topics at a pace comfortable for you. In session, we will work collaboratively and creatively to address patterns and issues that you want to change or leave behind. I recognize seeking help for ourselves or our families can be a challenging task. With support and guidance, we can find environments and techniques to help you be safe sharing your thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
(770) 405-1702 View (770) 405-1702
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Kelsey Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
You aren't sure how life got to this point. Starting another day is going to take energy that you just don’t have. You don’t feel like yourself anymore, but you don’t know how to connect with “who you used to be.” Is the disconnect impacting your most important relationships, such as your spouse, your children, family members, and friends? Even your relationship with yourself? You may find yourself pulling away from others in exhaustion or frustration, but also fearing they are pulling away from you. Perhaps you have faith and hope for the future, but lately even your faith has felt distant from you.
You aren't sure how life got to this point. Starting another day is going to take energy that you just don’t have. You don’t feel like yourself anymore, but you don’t know how to connect with “who you used to be.” Is the disconnect impacting your most important relationships, such as your spouse, your children, family members, and friends? Even your relationship with yourself? You may find yourself pulling away from others in exhaustion or frustration, but also fearing they are pulling away from you. Perhaps you have faith and hope for the future, but lately even your faith has felt distant from you.
(762) 383-1896 View (762) 383-1896
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CHANCE
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, APRN, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
It is the mission of CHANCE to provide comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment to our ever-growing communities.
It is the mission of CHANCE to provide comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment to our ever-growing communities.
(877) 393-8184 View (877) 393-8184
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Sil-Miracle T L Walker
Counselor, APC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
Hi! I am an Associate Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, BS in Psychology, and a BA in Criminal Justice. I have worked doing community therapy with adults and children of different family dynamics all around the CSRA so I have an appreciation for how much the family contributes to the success of an individual. I also worked with the State of Ga. counseling those with substance abuse issues.
Hi! I am an Associate Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, BS in Psychology, and a BA in Criminal Justice. I have worked doing community therapy with adults and children of different family dynamics all around the CSRA so I have an appreciation for how much the family contributes to the success of an individual. I also worked with the State of Ga. counseling those with substance abuse issues.
(706) 920-6640 View (706) 920-6640
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Brandon Coussens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
You are feeling hopeless, stressed, anxious, and concerned you won't be able to handle this much longer. Your relationship is in the pits and you wonder if it could ever be renewed. Trying to communicate with your loved one feels too overwhelming and like walking on eggshells! It's hard to know what to do anymore. Tired of arguing, scared of being alone, and the possibility of losing everything that is important to you describes your life. Events in your life are hard to deal with and the person you should be able to count on is someone who hurt you and you are struggling to trust. Do any of these situations sound like you?
You are feeling hopeless, stressed, anxious, and concerned you won't be able to handle this much longer. Your relationship is in the pits and you wonder if it could ever be renewed. Trying to communicate with your loved one feels too overwhelming and like walking on eggshells! It's hard to know what to do anymore. Tired of arguing, scared of being alone, and the possibility of losing everything that is important to you describes your life. Events in your life are hard to deal with and the person you should be able to count on is someone who hurt you and you are struggling to trust. Do any of these situations sound like you?
(762) 224-6051 View (762) 224-6051
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Madison Bentley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909  (Online Only)
In addition to his private practice where he treats child/adolescents/adults, Madison was the Clinical Director at Hope House of Augusta’s Women’s Residential and Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center from September 11, 2016 to February 9, 2020, where patients received treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. Madison has a Master’s in Psychology and Counseling from Troy Alabama University and is a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia where he provides clinical supervision for Master's level post-graduates.
In addition to his private practice where he treats child/adolescents/adults, Madison was the Clinical Director at Hope House of Augusta’s Women’s Residential and Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center from September 11, 2016 to February 9, 2020, where patients received treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. Madison has a Master’s in Psychology and Counseling from Troy Alabama University and is a National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in the State of Georgia where he provides clinical supervision for Master's level post-graduates.
(706) 637-2075 View (706) 637-2075
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Becca Morris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
Hey there, Overthinker! Does your brain seem to run nonstop and never turn off? Are you exhausted with the thousands of worst case scenarios that your mind creates? Do your thoughts make you feel like you are literally going crazy and make you want to curl up in the fetal position? Trust me when I say you’re not the only one that feels stuck dealing with these unhelpful thought loops, but believe it or not, it doesn’t have to stay that way! Pretend your thoughts are like a hammer. Hammers can be used to make things or break things, right? Which way have you been using your thoughts?
Hey there, Overthinker! Does your brain seem to run nonstop and never turn off? Are you exhausted with the thousands of worst case scenarios that your mind creates? Do your thoughts make you feel like you are literally going crazy and make you want to curl up in the fetal position? Trust me when I say you’re not the only one that feels stuck dealing with these unhelpful thought loops, but believe it or not, it doesn’t have to stay that way! Pretend your thoughts are like a hammer. Hammers can be used to make things or break things, right? Which way have you been using your thoughts?
(706) 809-5758 View (706) 809-5758
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Jessica Fritz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, issues relating to women and/or families, children/adolescents, LGBTQ+ population and young adults. I have extensive professional experience providing individual, family and group counseling. I am passionate about taking an integrative and holistic approach, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered Therapy, to treat the whole person and ensure that what is done in therapy is personalized, collaborative, and unique to you as a client.
I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, issues relating to women and/or families, children/adolescents, LGBTQ+ population and young adults. I have extensive professional experience providing individual, family and group counseling. I am passionate about taking an integrative and holistic approach, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered Therapy, to treat the whole person and ensure that what is done in therapy is personalized, collaborative, and unique to you as a client.
(706) 717-6137 View (706) 717-6137
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Kecia West
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MAC, E-CADC, MATS
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909  (Online Only)
My training as a clinician has taught me to be highly attuned to individuals' needs, with a strong desire to help individuals overcome life's difficulties. Being knowledgeable about a number of treatment modalities is essential. I specialize in treating symptoms without focusing on labels. I am trained and highly skilled. I am certified in trauma, marriage and family, couples, substance used disorders. I know asking for help can be challenging. I aim to build and maintain positive and effective therapeutic relationships built around confidence and trust.
My training as a clinician has taught me to be highly attuned to individuals' needs, with a strong desire to help individuals overcome life's difficulties. Being knowledgeable about a number of treatment modalities is essential. I specialize in treating symptoms without focusing on labels. I am trained and highly skilled. I am certified in trauma, marriage and family, couples, substance used disorders. I know asking for help can be challenging. I aim to build and maintain positive and effective therapeutic relationships built around confidence and trust.
(706) 862-8723 View (706) 862-8723
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Dr. Jose Fidias Franco V.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, PsyD, LPC, LMHC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
As a solution-focused practitioners, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and leave a life that is worth celebrating. We can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you are looking for counseling approaches and techniques such as clinical hypnosis, mind-body interventions, and neurotherapy when talk therapy has not worked for you, we can provide those services and give you the extra support and guidance to help you move in a new direction in your life.
As a solution-focused practitioners, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and leave a life that is worth celebrating. We can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you are looking for counseling approaches and techniques such as clinical hypnosis, mind-body interventions, and neurotherapy when talk therapy has not worked for you, we can provide those services and give you the extra support and guidance to help you move in a new direction in your life.
(888) 509-9040 View (888) 509-9040
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Dr. Terri Vernese Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
Life's adversities are difficult whether they are disguised as grief, depression, anger, domestic violence, behavioral problems, etc. They are the barriers that constitute a stagnate lifestyle. Are you some one that needs help with conquering your adversities. I CAN HELP! I am a licensed professional counselor that provide therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have a Masters degree in Counseling & Psychology from Troy University. I completed my doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Argosy University. In addition, I am a National Certified Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor.
Life's adversities are difficult whether they are disguised as grief, depression, anger, domestic violence, behavioral problems, etc. They are the barriers that constitute a stagnate lifestyle. Are you some one that needs help with conquering your adversities. I CAN HELP! I am a licensed professional counselor that provide therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have a Masters degree in Counseling & Psychology from Troy University. I completed my doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Argosy University. In addition, I am a National Certified Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor.
(706) 786-3379 View (706) 786-3379
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Kimberly Sims
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
I have over a decade of experience helping individuals and couples navigate life transitions, relationship and parenting difficulties. I enjoy working all types people and provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals with a diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and non-traditional lifestyles.
I have over a decade of experience helping individuals and couples navigate life transitions, relationship and parenting difficulties. I enjoy working all types people and provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals with a diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and non-traditional lifestyles.
(706) 350-6872 View (706) 350-6872
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Sean Rahner
Licensed Professional Counselor, APC
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
In a world of Snapchat filters, Photoshop, and social media posts of others ‘living their best life,’ it’s far too easy to believe that everyone (but you) has it all together. Do you wonder if you’re the only one who struggles with esteem, image, sex, and relationships? Spoiler alert: you are NOT the only one fighting those battles and you are NOT alone. I have devoted my life to helping others in their worst moments. After spending more than twenty years in public safety, I decided to be helpful in a very different way and began my journey on a new path that includes counseling, activism, and education.
In a world of Snapchat filters, Photoshop, and social media posts of others ‘living their best life,’ it’s far too easy to believe that everyone (but you) has it all together. Do you wonder if you’re the only one who struggles with esteem, image, sex, and relationships? Spoiler alert: you are NOT the only one fighting those battles and you are NOT alone. I have devoted my life to helping others in their worst moments. After spending more than twenty years in public safety, I decided to be helpful in a very different way and began my journey on a new path that includes counseling, activism, and education.
(706) 222-7704 View (706) 222-7704
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Healthy Connections Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, CST
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
Haven't felt like yourself for awhile? Maybe you're not sure if this is stress, anxiety, or depression, you just know you want to feel like yourself again. We can help with that. At Healthy Connections, our goal is to get you back to feeling like yourself again. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or just looking for direction in your life, our therapists are dedicated to helping you thrive and achieve not only your therapy goals, but your life goals as well. It's time to end the struggle with yourself and take control of your mental health. Call us today.
Haven't felt like yourself for awhile? Maybe you're not sure if this is stress, anxiety, or depression, you just know you want to feel like yourself again. We can help with that. At Healthy Connections, our goal is to get you back to feeling like yourself again. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or just looking for direction in your life, our therapists are dedicated to helping you thrive and achieve not only your therapy goals, but your life goals as well. It's time to end the struggle with yourself and take control of your mental health. Call us today.
(706) 203-4044 View (706) 203-4044
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Tyler Melvin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
The idea of reaching out and asking for help can be a daunting task for many. For some, the idea of seeking help was downplayed or discouraged from an early age. For others, it feels overwhelming to begin digging deeper or speaking honestly about their situation. You are definitely not alone in this. It's not unusual to feel overwhelmed, lost, depressed, anxious, and alone when handling life's stressors. While many people want out of this cycle, it's often too overwhelming to do it alone. Together, we'll work to create more adaptive habits, recognize patterns, and build insights to help you get the most that life has to offer.
The idea of reaching out and asking for help can be a daunting task for many. For some, the idea of seeking help was downplayed or discouraged from an early age. For others, it feels overwhelming to begin digging deeper or speaking honestly about their situation. You are definitely not alone in this. It's not unusual to feel overwhelmed, lost, depressed, anxious, and alone when handling life's stressors. While many people want out of this cycle, it's often too overwhelming to do it alone. Together, we'll work to create more adaptive habits, recognize patterns, and build insights to help you get the most that life has to offer.
(706) 810-8314 View (706) 810-8314
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Bethany Stanley
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
My passion for helping people develop their spiritual and mental health wellness led me to enter the Master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Augusta University. Now as a counselor, my goal with clients is to help them unlock the profound connection between their words, stories, and people in their lives. I currently work with individuals and couples focusing on avenues to improve their relationships. I have always been inspired by Matt Smith’s quote, “We are all stories in the end, just make it a good one, ey?" We all have our story. Let's work together to unlock yours!
My passion for helping people develop their spiritual and mental health wellness led me to enter the Master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Augusta University. Now as a counselor, my goal with clients is to help them unlock the profound connection between their words, stories, and people in their lives. I currently work with individuals and couples focusing on avenues to improve their relationships. I have always been inspired by Matt Smith’s quote, “We are all stories in the end, just make it a good one, ey?" We all have our story. Let's work together to unlock yours!
(706) 971-7646 View (706) 971-7646
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Billie Hullum
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SYMBIS, CADCII, BCBC, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA 30909
My passion and calling in life is to help people overcome hurts, and other problems that have created obstacles in their life that keeps them from healing and moving forward. I am a certified Christian Counselor/Biblical Counselor, Anger Mgt Specialist, Christian Life Coach, and Drug & Alcohol Counselor in which I am listed on the Ga. DBHDD registry as a Clinical Evaluator for the GA. DUI Intervention Program. Being a Christian Counselor, I counsel on many topics to include Pre-Marriage and Marriage/Couples counseling in which I am a certified SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) facilitator.
My passion and calling in life is to help people overcome hurts, and other problems that have created obstacles in their life that keeps them from healing and moving forward. I am a certified Christian Counselor/Biblical Counselor, Anger Mgt Specialist, Christian Life Coach, and Drug & Alcohol Counselor in which I am listed on the Ga. DBHDD registry as a Clinical Evaluator for the GA. DUI Intervention Program. Being a Christian Counselor, I counsel on many topics to include Pre-Marriage and Marriage/Couples counseling in which I am a certified SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) facilitator.
(706) 775-8075 View (706) 775-8075

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Number of Therapists in Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA

100+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
76% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
60% Family Conflict
56% Grief
54% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
87% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% Aetna

How Therapists in Lake Aumond, Augusta, GA see their clients

63% Online Only
37% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Aumond, Augusta?

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.