Therapists in Brookhaven, GA

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Christopher Porch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
I am a licensed professional counselor focused on life enrichment and healthy relationships. I have 19 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. I help clients with stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I am empathetic in my approach and believe that when provided with the appropriate knowledge and support, individuals are able to create the life they desire. Modalities utilized: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT).
I am a licensed professional counselor focused on life enrichment and healthy relationships. I have 19 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. I help clients with stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I am empathetic in my approach and believe that when provided with the appropriate knowledge and support, individuals are able to create the life they desire. Modalities utilized: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT).
(470) 664-5842 View (470) 664-5842
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Mallory Cary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319  (Online Only)
Does it seem like your life is spiraling out of control? Are daily tasks and obligations becoming impossible to manage? Do you find yourself more distracted, annoyed, sad, crying more often, or even reverting to unhealthy ways of coping? Clients call when they are on, or approaching the ledge. I work closely with a psychiatrist to help my clients regain mental and emotional stability and then I send them back into the world to live the better quality life that they deserve.
Does it seem like your life is spiraling out of control? Are daily tasks and obligations becoming impossible to manage? Do you find yourself more distracted, annoyed, sad, crying more often, or even reverting to unhealthy ways of coping? Clients call when they are on, or approaching the ledge. I work closely with a psychiatrist to help my clients regain mental and emotional stability and then I send them back into the world to live the better quality life that they deserve.
(770) 525-7027 View (770) 525-7027
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Diana France
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Hi! I'm Diana France a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about helping you work through challenges that have been keeping you stuck. My specialties include depression and anxiety from mild to severe. Additionally, I work with clients who have experienced trauma. Those with stressors from relationships, work, and college are a favorite of mine as well. I treat clients with all types of Depression and Anxiety symptoms. I have specialized expertise in treating clients who are medication-treatment resistant or who have severe, lifelong depression/anxiety.
Hi! I'm Diana France a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about helping you work through challenges that have been keeping you stuck. My specialties include depression and anxiety from mild to severe. Additionally, I work with clients who have experienced trauma. Those with stressors from relationships, work, and college are a favorite of mine as well. I treat clients with all types of Depression and Anxiety symptoms. I have specialized expertise in treating clients who are medication-treatment resistant or who have severe, lifelong depression/anxiety.
(470) 410-9484 View (470) 410-9484
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Cameron Hoellrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
My goal and mission are to help people to improve their lives by working through their challenges and learning different techniques to build coping and resilience to improve their life experiences. My focus is on meeting people where they are and helping them to improve their quality of life. My background includes work in outpatient settings, inpatient hospitals, college counseling settings, and in my own private practice. I have studied at Syracuse University and have my degree in Psychology, and also studied at the top social work school in the country, the University of Michigan.
My goal and mission are to help people to improve their lives by working through their challenges and learning different techniques to build coping and resilience to improve their life experiences. My focus is on meeting people where they are and helping them to improve their quality of life. My background includes work in outpatient settings, inpatient hospitals, college counseling settings, and in my own private practice. I have studied at Syracuse University and have my degree in Psychology, and also studied at the top social work school in the country, the University of Michigan.
(229) 518-6296 View (229) 518-6296
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Kesha Greene
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
My name is Kesha Greene. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have over 20 years working in the behavioral health field from various settings. I am a highly skilled, empathetic, and compassionate. I have over 10 years' experience of facilitating individual and group therapy within the community, school setting, and residential environments. I have a strong educational background working with diverse populations and an advanced understanding of client needs. My experience comes from working as a school-based therapist working with children and adolescents, as well as adults.
My name is Kesha Greene. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have over 20 years working in the behavioral health field from various settings. I am a highly skilled, empathetic, and compassionate. I have over 10 years' experience of facilitating individual and group therapy within the community, school setting, and residential environments. I have a strong educational background working with diverse populations and an advanced understanding of client needs. My experience comes from working as a school-based therapist working with children and adolescents, as well as adults.
(404) 777-4361 View (404) 777-4361
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Gail Laura Weinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
My name is Gail, and I have worked with children, individuals and families for almost two decades! I specialize in love/relationship addiction, abandonment issues, existential crisis, depression and anxiety. I provide non-judgmental guidance and support to my clients as they work towards healing their childhood wounds, show up authentically as they are, and connect more deeply with their loved ones and themselves. For more information, visit my personal website at Consciousconnectionsatlanta.com; from there you can make an appointment. Also check out my zoc doc reviews/ratings (clients are my highest priority!)
My name is Gail, and I have worked with children, individuals and families for almost two decades! I specialize in love/relationship addiction, abandonment issues, existential crisis, depression and anxiety. I provide non-judgmental guidance and support to my clients as they work towards healing their childhood wounds, show up authentically as they are, and connect more deeply with their loved ones and themselves. For more information, visit my personal website at Consciousconnectionsatlanta.com; from there you can make an appointment. Also check out my zoc doc reviews/ratings (clients are my highest priority!)
(678) 726-5446 View (678) 726-5446
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Cassey Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Welcome! My name is Cassey and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Georgia. While my dreams and aspirations may seem bigger than life itself; people who know me would say: “She would like to save the world”, and I would have to agree. I have over 7 years of experience in the mental health field and specialize in issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and coping skills, amongst others. I utilize several therapeutic modalities including client centered, solution focused, motivational interviewing, and my approach draws heavily from CBT.
Welcome! My name is Cassey and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Georgia. While my dreams and aspirations may seem bigger than life itself; people who know me would say: “She would like to save the world”, and I would have to agree. I have over 7 years of experience in the mental health field and specialize in issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and coping skills, amongst others. I utilize several therapeutic modalities including client centered, solution focused, motivational interviewing, and my approach draws heavily from CBT.
(770) 691-1152 View (770) 691-1152
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Kelly Dahlke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Welcome! My name is Kelly Dahlke. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I am a client centered therapist who works with clients who are dealing with life transitions, grief and loss, and who may benefit from direction and help outside of their circle of family and friends. I work with clients dealing with a number of disorders, including anxiety and depression, trauma, substance abuse issues, and bipolar disorder.
Welcome! My name is Kelly Dahlke. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I am a client centered therapist who works with clients who are dealing with life transitions, grief and loss, and who may benefit from direction and help outside of their circle of family and friends. I work with clients dealing with a number of disorders, including anxiety and depression, trauma, substance abuse issues, and bipolar disorder.
(404) 998-4784 View (404) 998-4784
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Lauren Daul
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Lauren’s passion for mental health and intergenerational healing led her to clinical social work. Lauren takes a trauma-informed, humanistic approach to psychotherapy inviting somatic awareness to emotional and relational patterns as a clinically trained therapist with a focus on the mind-body connection. Lauren offers a unique therapeutic approach that blends empirically supported techniques and research-based interventions with metaphysical energy work to effectively release blocks that may be keeping you stuck, affecting your moods, keeping you from having healthy relationships, impacting overall well-being, causing burnout, etc.
Lauren’s passion for mental health and intergenerational healing led her to clinical social work. Lauren takes a trauma-informed, humanistic approach to psychotherapy inviting somatic awareness to emotional and relational patterns as a clinically trained therapist with a focus on the mind-body connection. Lauren offers a unique therapeutic approach that blends empirically supported techniques and research-based interventions with metaphysical energy work to effectively release blocks that may be keeping you stuck, affecting your moods, keeping you from having healthy relationships, impacting overall well-being, causing burnout, etc.
(678) 329-9122 View (678) 329-9122
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Lauren C. Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookhaven, GA 30319
As individuals, we all have a happy, healthy baseline where we find ourselves truly thriving in life. When we are struggling, we oftentimes begin to live our lives in extremes. We might begin to see these extremes manifest in working too much, maybe drinking more than we usually do, or noticing that our emotions seem out of our control and difficult to manage. When we live in these extremes we can find other aspects of our lives beginning to suffer. It may seem impossible to identify where to being in fixing our problems.
As individuals, we all have a happy, healthy baseline where we find ourselves truly thriving in life. When we are struggling, we oftentimes begin to live our lives in extremes. We might begin to see these extremes manifest in working too much, maybe drinking more than we usually do, or noticing that our emotions seem out of our control and difficult to manage. When we live in these extremes we can find other aspects of our lives beginning to suffer. It may seem impossible to identify where to being in fixing our problems.
(770) 574-6137 View (770) 574-6137
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Regina Sewell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Regina Sewell MA LPC (Georgia License LPC013152) As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am dedicated to helping individuals tap into their true potential and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from living fulfilling lives. I encourage clients to explore their deepest emotions, thoughts, and aspirations to uncover the root causes of dissatisfaction and work toward healing and personal growth. My focus areas include anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, low self-esteem, and anger management.
Regina Sewell MA LPC (Georgia License LPC013152) As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am dedicated to helping individuals tap into their true potential and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from living fulfilling lives. I encourage clients to explore their deepest emotions, thoughts, and aspirations to uncover the root causes of dissatisfaction and work toward healing and personal growth. My focus areas include anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, low self-esteem, and anger management.
(404) 692-4287 View (404) 692-4287
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Nicky Albert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319  (Online Only)
Everybody deserves to have the opportunity to feel that they're allowed to experience what they've experienced... and know they're not crazy... To be heard. I hope to provide a safe and nurturing space where healing and growth can occur. I like to view psychotherapy and the therapeutic relationship as having a personal trainer for your emotional well being and personal life. It can teach relational skills and promote healing. It requires a commitment to yourself and serves as an investment. The return on that investment can be achieving goals, growth, and emotional satisfaction.
Everybody deserves to have the opportunity to feel that they're allowed to experience what they've experienced... and know they're not crazy... To be heard. I hope to provide a safe and nurturing space where healing and growth can occur. I like to view psychotherapy and the therapeutic relationship as having a personal trainer for your emotional well being and personal life. It can teach relational skills and promote healing. It requires a commitment to yourself and serves as an investment. The return on that investment can be achieving goals, growth, and emotional satisfaction.
(404) 882-9698 View (404) 882-9698
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Alexandra Pajak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319  (Online Only)
Welcome! I specialize in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, grief and borderline personality disorder. I provide a direct yet supportive and warm approach to my work with clients. I believe despite life's challenges we are all capable of living healthy, meaningful, fulfilling lives. My therapy modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Welcome! I specialize in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, grief and borderline personality disorder. I provide a direct yet supportive and warm approach to my work with clients. I believe despite life's challenges we are all capable of living healthy, meaningful, fulfilling lives. My therapy modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
(470) 613-3077 View (470) 613-3077
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Rikki C. McCoy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brookhaven, GA 30319
As a Licensed Holistic Therapist I utilize and integrate evidence-based practices to help clients reduce symptoms related to Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I integrate trauma informed yoga, breathwork, meditation, reiki, and sound healing as holistic strategies to help create safety in the mind, body, and spirit. I utilize the following theoretical concepts: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Solution Focused Therapy. ​
As a Licensed Holistic Therapist I utilize and integrate evidence-based practices to help clients reduce symptoms related to Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I integrate trauma informed yoga, breathwork, meditation, reiki, and sound healing as holistic strategies to help create safety in the mind, body, and spirit. I utilize the following theoretical concepts: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Solution Focused Therapy. ​
(678) 506-7435 View (678) 506-7435
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James E Kingman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
37 Endorsed
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Are you seeking to renew or clarify your sense of purpose or cope more effectively with life and anxiety? There's hope for you to get unstuck, and achieve growth and stability. I offer a compassionate, safe space to uncover inner desires while solving issues, such as anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ identity/sexuality, eating disorders, or relationship goals. After a successful corporate career, I pursued a life-long desire to help others. My hope is to empower you to gain peace of mind and meaningful change. Let's start exploring your strengths and values, as we redefine your pathway for optimal growth. Note: Prepare/Enrich certified
Are you seeking to renew or clarify your sense of purpose or cope more effectively with life and anxiety? There's hope for you to get unstuck, and achieve growth and stability. I offer a compassionate, safe space to uncover inner desires while solving issues, such as anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ identity/sexuality, eating disorders, or relationship goals. After a successful corporate career, I pursued a life-long desire to help others. My hope is to empower you to gain peace of mind and meaningful change. Let's start exploring your strengths and values, as we redefine your pathway for optimal growth. Note: Prepare/Enrich certified
(770) 464-5194 View (770) 464-5194
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Kate Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Researching therapists can be a daunting task, especially when you're used to tackling life's challenges on your own. Lately, something has shifted. Anxiety has you feeling emotionally drained and overwhelmed. It's time to acknowledge that seeking support for yourself is not only acceptable but necessary. You deserve the time and quiet that therapy provides.
Researching therapists can be a daunting task, especially when you're used to tackling life's challenges on your own. Lately, something has shifted. Anxiety has you feeling emotionally drained and overwhelmed. It's time to acknowledge that seeking support for yourself is not only acceptable but necessary. You deserve the time and quiet that therapy provides.
(678) 909-1311 View (678) 909-1311
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Sheri D Schulze
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookhaven, GA 30319  (Online Only)
My therapeutic focus is on relationships, individuals, and couples. The goal of my practice is to help clients experience healthy relationships and peace within by integrating Christian theology and psychology. Since successful relationships begin with a clear perspective of self, I emphasize the importance of boundaries, attachment patterns, self-esteem, and emotional awareness and regulation. Individual deep work, talk therapy, and family systems therapy challenge practices of thinking, feeling, and relating. My strengths include establishing rapport through respect, empathetic listening, and a safe environment to explore old wounds and new frontiers with a specialty in Christian spirituality in counseling.
My therapeutic focus is on relationships, individuals, and couples. The goal of my practice is to help clients experience healthy relationships and peace within by integrating Christian theology and psychology. Since successful relationships begin with a clear perspective of self, I emphasize the importance of boundaries, attachment patterns, self-esteem, and emotional awareness and regulation. Individual deep work, talk therapy, and family systems therapy challenge practices of thinking, feeling, and relating. My strengths include establishing rapport through respect, empathetic listening, and a safe environment to explore old wounds and new frontiers with a specialty in Christian spirituality in counseling.
(770) 741-2450 View (770) 741-2450
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Rebecca Finn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookhaven, GA 30319
I am comfortable working with adults who have the following concerns: depression, grief, anxiety, boundaries, life transitions, singleness, perfectionism and people pleasing behavior, stress management/self care, and spiritual direction. With a background of campus ministry, I especially enjoy working with college and grad students, as well as young professionals. I also see individuals who have been hurt by the church or a spiritual authority. As a mother myself, I work with moms who are struggling with the balance of parenting and self care.
I am comfortable working with adults who have the following concerns: depression, grief, anxiety, boundaries, life transitions, singleness, perfectionism and people pleasing behavior, stress management/self care, and spiritual direction. With a background of campus ministry, I especially enjoy working with college and grad students, as well as young professionals. I also see individuals who have been hurt by the church or a spiritual authority. As a mother myself, I work with moms who are struggling with the balance of parenting and self care.
(770) 293-8069 View (770) 293-8069
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C Baxter Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Brookhaven, GA 30319
We help people who look happy on the outside actually feel that way on the inside. It's exhausting trying to keep it all together. Most of us expend a huge amount of effort to make it look like our life is perfect; especially on social media. While our accomplishments may be lengthy, our relationships and fulfillment are lacking. We understand, and our approach reflects just that. Creating a connection is core to our approach to counseling. We work from a multitude of theoretical frameworks including person-centered, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and solution focused.
We help people who look happy on the outside actually feel that way on the inside. It's exhausting trying to keep it all together. Most of us expend a huge amount of effort to make it look like our life is perfect; especially on social media. While our accomplishments may be lengthy, our relationships and fulfillment are lacking. We understand, and our approach reflects just that. Creating a connection is core to our approach to counseling. We work from a multitude of theoretical frameworks including person-centered, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and solution focused.
(678) 967-0103 View (678) 967-0103
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Tameka Ruffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookhaven, GA 30319
Being born with a naturally intuitive nature presented many challenges; it felt overwhelming and burdensome most of the time, but something deep within knew that it was bigger than me. Yet, most days I felt different and out of place, a misfit… I was always highly sensitive to my environment and the pain that filled the space of the hearts of those around me. This unique gift of perception allowed me to feel what others were experiencing, namely their pain.
Being born with a naturally intuitive nature presented many challenges; it felt overwhelming and burdensome most of the time, but something deep within knew that it was bigger than me. Yet, most days I felt different and out of place, a misfit… I was always highly sensitive to my environment and the pain that filled the space of the hearts of those around me. This unique gift of perception allowed me to feel what others were experiencing, namely their pain.
(404) 998-4505 View (404) 998-4505

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Number of Therapists in Brookhaven, GA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Brookhaven, GA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
75% Coping Skills
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Brookhaven, GA see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brookhaven?

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.