Therapists in Barnesville, GA

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Lindolyn Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Barnesville, GA 30204  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Lindolyn Green, License Professional Counselor based in Georgia. I received a Bachelor Degree from Mercer University and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health from National Louis University.
Hello, I am Lindolyn Green, License Professional Counselor based in Georgia. I received a Bachelor Degree from Mercer University and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health from National Louis University.
(470) 785-8399 View (470) 785-8399
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Misty Scott Bert
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, CAMS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barnesville, GA 30204
Health and Wellness is my ideal client and I work actively with individuals and families to help create a "space" of peace and emotional stability. I think it is important to work collaboratively with clients because I believe they are their "OWN" best expert. My therapeutic orientation is mostly Rogerian and I utilize a non-directive and motivational interviewing approach to assist people in realizing their personal reasons for change. I implement various strategies that are solution focused and techniques associated with Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral therapy to address mood disorders, behavior problems, and thinking distortions.
Health and Wellness is my ideal client and I work actively with individuals and families to help create a "space" of peace and emotional stability. I think it is important to work collaboratively with clients because I believe they are their "OWN" best expert. My therapeutic orientation is mostly Rogerian and I utilize a non-directive and motivational interviewing approach to assist people in realizing their personal reasons for change. I implement various strategies that are solution focused and techniques associated with Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral therapy to address mood disorders, behavior problems, and thinking distortions.
(470) 238-2899 View (470) 238-2899
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Danielle Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Barnesville, GA 30204
I strongly believe in the innate beauty and vast potential of each and every person. As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients see the greatness of who they are as they are now and the true potential of who they can become. I am extremely passionate about my work and have had the great privilege of being witness to the amazing life changes a person can make once they are validated and are able to understand what they are really capable of accomplishing.
I strongly believe in the innate beauty and vast potential of each and every person. As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients see the greatness of who they are as they are now and the true potential of who they can become. I am extremely passionate about my work and have had the great privilege of being witness to the amazing life changes a person can make once they are validated and are able to understand what they are really capable of accomplishing.
(470) 823-7937 View (470) 823-7937
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Buchi Nwaokolo
DNP, APRN, FNP-C, DOT-CME
Verified Verified
Barnesville, GA 30204
As a medication assisted treatment (MAT) provider for opioid use disorder (OUD), I am committed to helping individuals overcome their addiction and achieve lasting recovery. With years of experience in the field, I am dedicated to providing evidence-based care that is tailored to each patient's unique needs and circumstances. My approach to MAT is grounded in compassion, respect, and a deep understanding of the challenges that individuals with OUD face. I work closely with my patients to develop comprehensive treatment plan.
As a medication assisted treatment (MAT) provider for opioid use disorder (OUD), I am committed to helping individuals overcome their addiction and achieve lasting recovery. With years of experience in the field, I am dedicated to providing evidence-based care that is tailored to each patient's unique needs and circumstances. My approach to MAT is grounded in compassion, respect, and a deep understanding of the challenges that individuals with OUD face. I work closely with my patients to develop comprehensive treatment plan.
(470) 613-2723 View (470) 613-2723

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Rose Eldreth
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milner, GA 30257  (Online Only)
I'm nothing like the therapists they show on TV. You know, the ones who ask, “how does that make you feel?” and only speak in boring voices that would make anyone fall asleep. I am genuine, and laid-back. I’m known to those around me as the one that’s easy to talk about anything. I talk so casually during sessions that you’ll feel like we’ve met before. I’ll ask you about what’s been going on and how you’re experiencing it. We'll talk about how your much-needed night out went last weekend, or that new book series you just found. I genuinely want to know how you’ve been doing.
I'm nothing like the therapists they show on TV. You know, the ones who ask, “how does that make you feel?” and only speak in boring voices that would make anyone fall asleep. I am genuine, and laid-back. I’m known to those around me as the one that’s easy to talk about anything. I talk so casually during sessions that you’ll feel like we’ve met before. I’ll ask you about what’s been going on and how you’re experiencing it. We'll talk about how your much-needed night out went last weekend, or that new book series you just found. I genuinely want to know how you’ve been doing.
(404) 948-5713 View (404) 948-5713
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Anni Skurja
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Zebulon, GA 30295
During our lives, we often experience emotional pain and adversity that leaves us feeling hopeless, powerless, or directionless. We might feel we are broken and need to be ‘fixed’. Therapy provides a path towards understanding ourselves more and increasing skills that can help us feel more able to handle difficult experiences and find growth. It helps us realize that we can find peace in the parts of life we do not like so that the parts that we love can shine. It is about finding acceptance in the uncomfortable times, and in being and becoming more of our unique selves.
During our lives, we often experience emotional pain and adversity that leaves us feeling hopeless, powerless, or directionless. We might feel we are broken and need to be ‘fixed’. Therapy provides a path towards understanding ourselves more and increasing skills that can help us feel more able to handle difficult experiences and find growth. It helps us realize that we can find peace in the parts of life we do not like so that the parts that we love can shine. It is about finding acceptance in the uncomfortable times, and in being and becoming more of our unique selves.
(770) 767-3549 View (770) 767-3549
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Courtney Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Griffin, GA 30224  (Online Only)
Hi there! Starting therapy or any new journey of our lives can be difficult, so we are here to support you during this therapeutic process. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, family, marital, relationship, sexuality, or employment stressors, we have the tools and are passionate about working with you. My name is Courtney Howell, I am a LGBTQ+ affirmative, body positive, and non-traditional relationship affirming therapist. I try to help teens, adults, and couples find a place where they are accepted and comfortable. I provide online telehealth sessions ONLY at this time.
Hi there! Starting therapy or any new journey of our lives can be difficult, so we are here to support you during this therapeutic process. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, family, marital, relationship, sexuality, or employment stressors, we have the tools and are passionate about working with you. My name is Courtney Howell, I am a LGBTQ+ affirmative, body positive, and non-traditional relationship affirming therapist. I try to help teens, adults, and couples find a place where they are accepted and comfortable. I provide online telehealth sessions ONLY at this time.
(706) 538-8336 View (706) 538-8336
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Jessica Lamme
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Zebulon, GA 30295
Hey there! I'm Jessica and I am a licensed professional counselor. I've been seeing individuals for counseling for 8 years. I have worked in community mental health, as well as in a hospital setting. I find that everyone that I work with has the innate ability to grow and make progress towards their goals, big or small. I primarily work with adults but I have worked with adolescents and children as young as 6 years old. I like to get to know my clients' to better help them meet their goals.
Hey there! I'm Jessica and I am a licensed professional counselor. I've been seeing individuals for counseling for 8 years. I have worked in community mental health, as well as in a hospital setting. I find that everyone that I work with has the innate ability to grow and make progress towards their goals, big or small. I primarily work with adults but I have worked with adolescents and children as young as 6 years old. I like to get to know my clients' to better help them meet their goals.
(706) 528-6691 View (706) 528-6691

Online Therapists

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Chaya Feldman Wohlfarth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucker, GA 30084
Life presents us with many challenges, and it is easy to feel bogged down or stuck in our negative patterns. I am committed to supporting adolescents and adults as they navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, or life transitions. I have seen firsthand how hope and self compassion can propel each individual towards deep healing. Sometimes, words just aren’t enough, so I use a variety of interventions, such as art, psychodrama techniques, sandtray, and writing. Together, we will discover what works for you, and I will support you with warmth and acceptance as you work towards your vision for yourself.
Life presents us with many challenges, and it is easy to feel bogged down or stuck in our negative patterns. I am committed to supporting adolescents and adults as they navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, or life transitions. I have seen firsthand how hope and self compassion can propel each individual towards deep healing. Sometimes, words just aren’t enough, so I use a variety of interventions, such as art, psychodrama techniques, sandtray, and writing. Together, we will discover what works for you, and I will support you with warmth and acceptance as you work towards your vision for yourself.
(770) 230-4234 View (770) 230-4234
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Quality Care Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lithonia, GA 30058  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I'm Candace Burson, a dedicated therapist with a passion for supporting couples and families through their most challenging times. If you've been feeling the weight of depression, the grip of anxiety, or the strain of adjusting to life's curveballs, know that you're not alone. My mission is to provide a safe, nurturing space where you and your loved ones can heal, grow, and find your way back to joy together. Life, as beautiful as it is, can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you're a couple struggling to reconnect, a family navigating through a tough transition, or an individual trying to find your balance.
Hello and welcome! I'm Candace Burson, a dedicated therapist with a passion for supporting couples and families through their most challenging times. If you've been feeling the weight of depression, the grip of anxiety, or the strain of adjusting to life's curveballs, know that you're not alone. My mission is to provide a safe, nurturing space where you and your loved ones can heal, grow, and find your way back to joy together. Life, as beautiful as it is, can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you're a couple struggling to reconnect, a family navigating through a tough transition, or an individual trying to find your balance.
(678) 672-1958 View (678) 672-1958
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Debby L Lazarine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30097
I am a licensed clinical social worker with direct experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, utilizing a wide range of modalities in order to maximize a person-centered approach. I received a Master’s degree in Social Work in December 2016 from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. In 2018, my family and I relocated to South Georgia.Since then, I worked with adolescents at Donalsonville Hospital Behavioral Health Unit, and I completed the Georgia required hours to become an LCSW in September 2020.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with direct experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, utilizing a wide range of modalities in order to maximize a person-centered approach. I received a Master’s degree in Social Work in December 2016 from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. In 2018, my family and I relocated to South Georgia.Since then, I worked with adolescents at Donalsonville Hospital Behavioral Health Unit, and I completed the Georgia required hours to become an LCSW in September 2020.
(470) 517-7002 View (470) 517-7002
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Judith Schell Nurik
Psychologist, MSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062
Greetings ! As a psychologist with almost 40 years of experience, I divide my professional time between providing psychotherapy & conducting psychological evaluations. My goal is to provide an emotionally safe therapeutic environment where patients feel comfortable working on personal challenges & recovering from painful experiences. While people often seek the assistance of a psychologist at a point where they are feeling vulnerable, I focus on identifying areas of personal strength and fostering a sense of self-efficacy so that they may feel more confident & in control of their lives.
Greetings ! As a psychologist with almost 40 years of experience, I divide my professional time between providing psychotherapy & conducting psychological evaluations. My goal is to provide an emotionally safe therapeutic environment where patients feel comfortable working on personal challenges & recovering from painful experiences. While people often seek the assistance of a psychologist at a point where they are feeling vulnerable, I focus on identifying areas of personal strength and fostering a sense of self-efficacy so that they may feel more confident & in control of their lives.
(678) 329-9418 View (678) 329-9418
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Les Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, D Min, LPC, CCTP, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30067
Waitlist for new clients
Les has had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations working with clients with depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, chronic illness and trauma. He is eager to apply his experience and compassion with clients, families, couples and teens, as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment. A disabled Veteran himself, he has especially valued the privilege of working with our returning men and women in uniform.
Les has had the privilege of witnessing dramatic transformations working with clients with depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, chronic illness and trauma. He is eager to apply his experience and compassion with clients, families, couples and teens, as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment. A disabled Veteran himself, he has especially valued the privilege of working with our returning men and women in uniform.
(404) 689-1918 View (404) 689-1918
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J.Johnson Behavioral Health & Consulting Group LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd NCC, LPC, BC-TMHC, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palmetto, GA 30268
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, Washington DC, and Texas with a decade of professional work experience ranging from adolescents to adults. I help clients with family conflicts, life transitions, parenting issues, mood disorders, depression, trauma, and anxiety. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My goal is to collectively work with you to decrease behaviors and return to a prior level of functioning. The first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, Washington DC, and Texas with a decade of professional work experience ranging from adolescents to adults. I help clients with family conflicts, life transitions, parenting issues, mood disorders, depression, trauma, and anxiety. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My goal is to collectively work with you to decrease behaviors and return to a prior level of functioning. The first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(770) 628-0758 View (770) 628-0758
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Ally Yankauskas Swecker
Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062
I primarily work with preteens and teens struggling with depression and anxiety. Often times, I have seen these presenting issues emerge due to conflicts in identity, within relationships, and even thinking about the future. I also see kids struggling with trauma as well, ranging in varying degrees of traumatic events the child has endured. While many of my kids that I have worked with come from different backgrounds, many strive for the same type of goals: Purpose & meaning, self-awareness, and happiness.
I primarily work with preteens and teens struggling with depression and anxiety. Often times, I have seen these presenting issues emerge due to conflicts in identity, within relationships, and even thinking about the future. I also see kids struggling with trauma as well, ranging in varying degrees of traumatic events the child has endured. While many of my kids that I have worked with come from different backgrounds, many strive for the same type of goals: Purpose & meaning, self-awareness, and happiness.
(470) 665-5464 View (470) 665-5464
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Silas Wheeler
Counselor, APC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30060
I am a counselor working with clients ranging in age from adolescents to adults. I work with clients focusing on a variety of areas such as anxiety, depression, navigating relationships, neurodivergence, life transitions, and with those who are feeling lost in life.
I am a counselor working with clients ranging in age from adolescents to adults. I work with clients focusing on a variety of areas such as anxiety, depression, navigating relationships, neurodivergence, life transitions, and with those who are feeling lost in life.
(678) 679-7064 View (678) 679-7064
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Canton Counseling- Michelle L. Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30114
We all face challenges in this wonderful thing we call life. It is not uncommon to feel as if our lives are unraveling when such challenges arise. My greatest reward as a therapist is helping my clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope and excitement. I believe that we all need someone to talk to who will really listen to us without judgement in a warm, safe environment. Counseling Approaches: CBT; Solution-Focused Therapy; Gottman Method Couples Therapy
We all face challenges in this wonderful thing we call life. It is not uncommon to feel as if our lives are unraveling when such challenges arise. My greatest reward as a therapist is helping my clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope and excitement. I believe that we all need someone to talk to who will really listen to us without judgement in a warm, safe environment. Counseling Approaches: CBT; Solution-Focused Therapy; Gottman Method Couples Therapy
(678) 359-4017 View (678) 359-4017
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Daniel J. Wachtel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30342
I am a practicing clinical psychologist and Geropsychologist in Atlanta, Georgia (Sandy Springs). I work with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. My commitment is to help my clients experience relief from their immediate problems, and to obtain a more meaningful and deeper understanding of themselves for longer-lasting change in concert with their life goals. Services provided include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, psychological evaluations, education, and consultation.
I am a practicing clinical psychologist and Geropsychologist in Atlanta, Georgia (Sandy Springs). I work with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. My commitment is to help my clients experience relief from their immediate problems, and to obtain a more meaningful and deeper understanding of themselves for longer-lasting change in concert with their life goals. Services provided include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, psychological evaluations, education, and consultation.
(404) 994-3560 View (404) 994-3560
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Gabriel Trujillo
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308
Waitlist for new clients
​I strive to use my expertise in order to create a comfortable and safe environment for you to address your concern. I believe counseling is a powerful process that changes the clinician and the individual both. Counseling compels us to take a hard look at reality and face the truth however tough and take one step toward our "ideal self." I like to listen and empower individuals to live their best life. I am also not afraid to gently confront and hold you accountable to your goals.
​I strive to use my expertise in order to create a comfortable and safe environment for you to address your concern. I believe counseling is a powerful process that changes the clinician and the individual both. Counseling compels us to take a hard look at reality and face the truth however tough and take one step toward our "ideal self." I like to listen and empower individuals to live their best life. I am also not afraid to gently confront and hold you accountable to your goals.
(470) 823-9415 View (470) 823-9415
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SAP Evaluations, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, CADC-II, CAMS-II, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jonesboro, GA 30236
We provide court approved substance use, anger management and psychological testing and evaluation services. We are a trusted provider offering a comprehensive range of court mandated and employer mandated services. These services include alcohol and drug evaluations, anger management, shoplifting classes, family violence intervention program, MRT, mental health evaluations, and SAP Evaluations. We provide virtual services and you can complete your requirement from home on your cell phone or laptop. Call us today at 404-503-8069.
We provide court approved substance use, anger management and psychological testing and evaluation services. We are a trusted provider offering a comprehensive range of court mandated and employer mandated services. These services include alcohol and drug evaluations, anger management, shoplifting classes, family violence intervention program, MRT, mental health evaluations, and SAP Evaluations. We provide virtual services and you can complete your requirement from home on your cell phone or laptop. Call us today at 404-503-8069.
(404) 996-1055 View (404) 996-1055

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Number of Therapists in Barnesville, GA

< 10

Therapists in Barnesville, GA who prioritize treating:

75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
50% Addiction
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Other

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Barnesville, GA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Barnesville?

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.