Therapists in Carroll County, GA

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Photo of Robin Gordon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Robin Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
When individuals experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. You may start noticing you're have a hard time focusing or falling asleep, or that you're feeling more anxious or depressed than usual. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic or stressful experiences. I help my clients, including adolescents and adults, find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships to know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.
When individuals experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. You may start noticing you're have a hard time focusing or falling asleep, or that you're feeling more anxious or depressed than usual. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic or stressful experiences. I help my clients, including adolescents and adults, find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships to know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.
(470) 735-7081 View (470) 735-7081
Photo of Jami Lynn Marie Lewis, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Carroll County, GA
Jami Lynn Marie Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, GA 30117
As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, it is my goal to help clients build the relationships and life they desire. Whether families are facing a crisis, a couple is looking to strengthen their partnership, an individual is striving to manage their mental health and diagnosis, or parents are seeking more positive relationships with their children, my goal is to meet clients exactly where they are in their life story and collaborate a new, desired story-line.
As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, it is my goal to help clients build the relationships and life they desire. Whether families are facing a crisis, a couple is looking to strengthen their partnership, an individual is striving to manage their mental health and diagnosis, or parents are seeking more positive relationships with their children, my goal is to meet clients exactly where they are in their life story and collaborate a new, desired story-line.
(770) 284-3752 View (770) 284-3752
Photo of Tonya D Klemmer Lcsw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Carroll County, GA
Tonya D Klemmer Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
Children and teens go through many changes and often end up having a hard time navigating all of these changes. The changes everyone is faced with today; especially since COVID-19, are causing people to feel lost and uncertain as to how to move forward. Your teen may be struggling with disordered eating, making decisions, and their social network. Your adolescent may be experiencing an increase in stress and anxiety due to the uncertainty of the future. You may be questioning your beliefs; exploring alternative practices. You need additional guidance and exploration to feel better and self-actualize. We can help you with this.
Children and teens go through many changes and often end up having a hard time navigating all of these changes. The changes everyone is faced with today; especially since COVID-19, are causing people to feel lost and uncertain as to how to move forward. Your teen may be struggling with disordered eating, making decisions, and their social network. Your adolescent may be experiencing an increase in stress and anxiety due to the uncertainty of the future. You may be questioning your beliefs; exploring alternative practices. You need additional guidance and exploration to feel better and self-actualize. We can help you with this.
(678) 839-9793 View (678) 839-9793
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Amy Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You are not what happens to you. Crisis, transition, and past suffering can be overwhelming, and are even more so when you try to navigate them alone. Therapy is an invitation to step into a safe and nurturing environment to explore and resolve difficult challenges in your life. With safety and presence, tending to and healing past wounds is possible. The things that have happened to you can become one part of your legacy, not the biggest part. You are not your suffering, you are so much more than that.
You are not what happens to you. Crisis, transition, and past suffering can be overwhelming, and are even more so when you try to navigate them alone. Therapy is an invitation to step into a safe and nurturing environment to explore and resolve difficult challenges in your life. With safety and presence, tending to and healing past wounds is possible. The things that have happened to you can become one part of your legacy, not the biggest part. You are not your suffering, you are so much more than that.
(678) 336-8246 View (678) 336-8246
Photo of Nicole Denman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Nicole Denman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my virtual therapy space! My name is Nicole, and I would love to chat with you about what has led to you seek out support through therapy. Often when I ask that question, I hear responses such as, "I feel overwhelmed by everything," "I worry about everything and can't seem to turn it off," "I don't want to do anything or be around people anymore" or "this really bad thing happened to me." If you ever have these types of thoughts, then this might be a good space to talk about and work through those thoughts and feelings.
Hello and welcome to my virtual therapy space! My name is Nicole, and I would love to chat with you about what has led to you seek out support through therapy. Often when I ask that question, I hear responses such as, "I feel overwhelmed by everything," "I worry about everything and can't seem to turn it off," "I don't want to do anything or be around people anymore" or "this really bad thing happened to me." If you ever have these types of thoughts, then this might be a good space to talk about and work through those thoughts and feelings.
(678) 498-6529 View (678) 498-6529
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Kim Harman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, DCC, MDFT, COACH
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
I am passionate about the work that I do and always see the possibility of health and happiness in others. I have worked with domestic violence victims since 2001 and have expertise in this area. I work with children, adolescents and adults. I partnered with several organizations locally over the years such as the Juvenile Wellness Court, Rape Crisis Center (PARC), and the Child Advocacy Center. I especially enjoy helping adolescents and parents communicate and operate in a healthier way.
I am passionate about the work that I do and always see the possibility of health and happiness in others. I have worked with domestic violence victims since 2001 and have expertise in this area. I work with children, adolescents and adults. I partnered with several organizations locally over the years such as the Juvenile Wellness Court, Rape Crisis Center (PARC), and the Child Advocacy Center. I especially enjoy helping adolescents and parents communicate and operate in a healthier way.
(678) 929-2177 View (678) 929-2177
Photo of Cindy Baker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Cindy Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCC
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
There is nothing worse than feeling like your insides are jumping out of your body. Your breathing becomes labored. Your chest tightens as your heart is thumping wildly. You notice your palms sweating. Rapid thoughts are flooding your mind as if they are racing and competing for attention. You wish it would all stop so you could feel okay again.
There is nothing worse than feeling like your insides are jumping out of your body. Your breathing becomes labored. Your chest tightens as your heart is thumping wildly. You notice your palms sweating. Rapid thoughts are flooding your mind as if they are racing and competing for attention. You wish it would all stop so you could feel okay again.
(678) 672-1438 View (678) 672-1438
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Inge Mula Myllerup Brookhuis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA , LPC,
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
Looking to resolve deep issues at the core of memory and experience in the felt embodied realm where memory reside? That is where we go. Utilizing body centered mindfulness based modalities we go to internal felt experience and the root of experience imprints, where we witness, process and unload the old burdens, and make space for the new, in order to free up the psyche and spirit to live the way you want to live.
Looking to resolve deep issues at the core of memory and experience in the felt embodied realm where memory reside? That is where we go. Utilizing body centered mindfulness based modalities we go to internal felt experience and the root of experience imprints, where we witness, process and unload the old burdens, and make space for the new, in order to free up the psyche and spirit to live the way you want to live.
(678) 883-1699 View (678) 883-1699
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John Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117  (Online Only)
We live in a day and time that is often so overwhelming it is difficult to feel present enough to focus on ourselves. Whether it is dealing with loss, unwanted change such as divorce or the ending of a relationship, or wanting to find purpose and meaning in our lives, it is challenging to know how to deal with such life-altering events. By working with me, I believe you will find hope through the understanding and discovery of your own potential through our counseling sessions.
We live in a day and time that is often so overwhelming it is difficult to feel present enough to focus on ourselves. Whether it is dealing with loss, unwanted change such as divorce or the ending of a relationship, or wanting to find purpose and meaning in our lives, it is challenging to know how to deal with such life-altering events. By working with me, I believe you will find hope through the understanding and discovery of your own potential through our counseling sessions.
(404) 383-9691 View (404) 383-9691
Photo of Misty McIntyre, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carroll County, GA
Misty McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carrollton, GA 30117
Is sex missing in your marriage? Does it ever feel like the spark, passion, and spontaneity has faded and the honeymoon has ended? Or maybe you've begun feeling like roommates and now sex feels like a chore, or feels boring, predictable, and anything but sexy. New positions, toys, and even porn don't seem to do the trick, leaving you to wonder if you're even good in bed good or if your partner finds you attractive anymore. And if you're fighting about sex, that isn't going to feel very sexy either.
Is sex missing in your marriage? Does it ever feel like the spark, passion, and spontaneity has faded and the honeymoon has ended? Or maybe you've begun feeling like roommates and now sex feels like a chore, or feels boring, predictable, and anything but sexy. New positions, toys, and even porn don't seem to do the trick, leaving you to wonder if you're even good in bed good or if your partner finds you attractive anymore. And if you're fighting about sex, that isn't going to feel very sexy either.
(770) 450-8368 View (770) 450-8368
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Oasis Behavioral Health, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, NPT-C
Verified Verified
Villa Rica, GA 30180  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Angie Lester, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with clients virtually in Georgia. I am here to support you in reaching your treatment goals. If it's processing issues and events from your past that you feel may contribute to your anxiety and depression, we'll work on that. If it's coping skills that you want to work on, I'll be happy to help with those. If you are part of a couple looking for better communication skills, you've come to the right place.
Hi, I am Angie Lester, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with clients virtually in Georgia. I am here to support you in reaching your treatment goals. If it's processing issues and events from your past that you feel may contribute to your anxiety and depression, we'll work on that. If it's coping skills that you want to work on, I'll be happy to help with those. If you are part of a couple looking for better communication skills, you've come to the right place.
(470) 594-5054 View (470) 594-5054
Photo of Maritza Pitelli, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Maritza Pitelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, GA 30117
My clinical focus is bodily, emotional recovery from trauma, adverse childhood experience, loss, grief, depression and anxiety. I believe in the possibilities for my clients to discover a second life...balance & renewal they couldn’t imagine at the depths of despair/struggle/change. "Maybe we will find a new purpose. Dedicate to an old dream. Maybe we will soften. Meet God. Taste the vast reservoir of our resiliency and strength. Find beauty and meaning in the simple things—like a cup of tea with a loved one while watching a yellow-tinged leaf dance into a puddle. Maybe we will find dancing or painting or writing or art or science
My clinical focus is bodily, emotional recovery from trauma, adverse childhood experience, loss, grief, depression and anxiety. I believe in the possibilities for my clients to discover a second life...balance & renewal they couldn’t imagine at the depths of despair/struggle/change. "Maybe we will find a new purpose. Dedicate to an old dream. Maybe we will soften. Meet God. Taste the vast reservoir of our resiliency and strength. Find beauty and meaning in the simple things—like a cup of tea with a loved one while watching a yellow-tinged leaf dance into a puddle. Maybe we will find dancing or painting or writing or art or science
(678) 647-6930 View (678) 647-6930
Photo of Tori Jade Emerick, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Tori Jade Emerick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Not accepting new clients
If life has lost its color or if your smile is less than half-hearted, come to my office, and we can explore where all the color and heart went to go hide. Whether escape has been the bottom of a bottle, your bed, or another person, I will support you as we face the emotions and fears that have been chasing you. If you hate the world, your abusers, or yourself, we can rewrite the rest of your story so that it doesn't have to be a tale of despair, but a tale of overcoming. If you feel like some part of you has died, let's bring it back to life.
If life has lost its color or if your smile is less than half-hearted, come to my office, and we can explore where all the color and heart went to go hide. Whether escape has been the bottom of a bottle, your bed, or another person, I will support you as we face the emotions and fears that have been chasing you. If you hate the world, your abusers, or yourself, we can rewrite the rest of your story so that it doesn't have to be a tale of despair, but a tale of overcoming. If you feel like some part of you has died, let's bring it back to life.
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Photo of Stephanie Simmons Cole, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Stephanie Simmons Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Waitlist for new clients
Stephanie Cole, obtained her Bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University. Stephanie knew at the age of 15 that she would study psychology and her ultimate goal was to build a safe and healthy place for individuals, to not only understand their mental illness, but learn how to cope with those various illnesses. Moving back to Dallas, Georgia, Stephanie planted her roots and began to expand on her life long dream. She received her Master's degree in counseling psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She is licensed by the State of Georgia as a licensed professional counselor.
Stephanie Cole, obtained her Bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University. Stephanie knew at the age of 15 that she would study psychology and her ultimate goal was to build a safe and healthy place for individuals, to not only understand their mental illness, but learn how to cope with those various illnesses. Moving back to Dallas, Georgia, Stephanie planted her roots and began to expand on her life long dream. She received her Master's degree in counseling psychology from The Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She is licensed by the State of Georgia as a licensed professional counselor.
(678) 901-4045 View (678) 901-4045
Photo of Nicole R. Dodson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Nicole R. Dodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
I have worked extensively with adolescents, at risk children, and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management issues, self-esteem issues, behavioral issues, and substance abuse issues. I also work with children and adults who have suffered trauma and experience symptoms of PTSD, ADHD, and ADD. I sometimes incorporate physical activity into the therapeutic process. This "active therapy" can be especially helpful in working with issues of self esteem, anxiety, depression, and addiction. In addition to "active therapy", I have also found that meditation and mindfulness can be especially helpful for children who have trouble with focus and concentration.
I have worked extensively with adolescents, at risk children, and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management issues, self-esteem issues, behavioral issues, and substance abuse issues. I also work with children and adults who have suffered trauma and experience symptoms of PTSD, ADHD, and ADD. I sometimes incorporate physical activity into the therapeutic process. This "active therapy" can be especially helpful in working with issues of self esteem, anxiety, depression, and addiction. In addition to "active therapy", I have also found that meditation and mindfulness can be especially helpful for children who have trouble with focus and concentration.
(678) 616-2175 View (678) 616-2175
Photo of Tiffani V. Fryar, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Tiffani V. Fryar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, GA 30117
Are you living your most authentic life? Are you harnessing your innate, unique, creative gifts and passion to make the world a better place? Are you interested in living authentically and cultivating a meaningful life? If so, I would love to help you work through your human challenges with depression, anxiety, grief and trauma to create the change you crave and cultivate the kind of life that you desire and deserve.
Are you living your most authentic life? Are you harnessing your innate, unique, creative gifts and passion to make the world a better place? Are you interested in living authentically and cultivating a meaningful life? If so, I would love to help you work through your human challenges with depression, anxiety, grief and trauma to create the change you crave and cultivate the kind of life that you desire and deserve.
(470) 516-1487 View (470) 516-1487
Photo of Lisa King Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Lisa King Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, CPCS, CCTP, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, GA 30117
Viktor Frankl said "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." I find building healthy client/therapist relationships very satisfying. I enjoy working with clients who are open to growth. I am the mother of 3 young adult daughters. I am active in my profession by having served on the Board of Directors as President in 2018-19 as well as 3 prior terms as Western District Chair, for The Licensed Professional Counselors Association of GA (LPCA-GA). I am Certified as a Clinical Supervisor by LPCA-GA, a Clinical Trauma Professional & as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider.
Viktor Frankl said "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." I find building healthy client/therapist relationships very satisfying. I enjoy working with clients who are open to growth. I am the mother of 3 young adult daughters. I am active in my profession by having served on the Board of Directors as President in 2018-19 as well as 3 prior terms as Western District Chair, for The Licensed Professional Counselors Association of GA (LPCA-GA). I am Certified as a Clinical Supervisor by LPCA-GA, a Clinical Trauma Professional & as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider.
(404) 620-4334 View (404) 620-4334
Photo of Kristy Mycroft, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Kristy Mycroft
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30116
I have a passion for helping others navigate through some of life's most difficult seasons. I have been working in private practice since 2013 and have seen many people find victory over and through anxiety, depression, relational difficulty, loss, and just dealing with life's general stress. I work with both individuals and couples to help them grow in their knowledge of self and others, as well as build real tools to cope with whatever season they may find themselves in.
I have a passion for helping others navigate through some of life's most difficult seasons. I have been working in private practice since 2013 and have seen many people find victory over and through anxiety, depression, relational difficulty, loss, and just dealing with life's general stress. I work with both individuals and couples to help them grow in their knowledge of self and others, as well as build real tools to cope with whatever season they may find themselves in.
(470) 394-6163 View (470) 394-6163
Photo of Susan L Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Susan L Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
I use a cognitive approach when treating clients who suffer from moderate to severe mental health related issues including depression, PTSD, anxiety/panic disorders, phobias, OCD, marital distress, and others. I assess for past traumatic experiences that continue to interfere with current life. I also specialize in neurodivergence including ADHD (using most recent research) and "high masking" autism aka Asperger's. In my practice, you can expect a research-based approach designed to move you out of distress and into optimal living. I seek goal-alignment with my client so that our time together will be more efficient and successful.
I use a cognitive approach when treating clients who suffer from moderate to severe mental health related issues including depression, PTSD, anxiety/panic disorders, phobias, OCD, marital distress, and others. I assess for past traumatic experiences that continue to interfere with current life. I also specialize in neurodivergence including ADHD (using most recent research) and "high masking" autism aka Asperger's. In my practice, you can expect a research-based approach designed to move you out of distress and into optimal living. I seek goal-alignment with my client so that our time together will be more efficient and successful.
(770) 285-5326 View (770) 285-5326
Photo of Jamie Gaddy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carroll County, GA
Jamie Gaddy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPDPE
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Carl Jung once wrote, "Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart." Giving yourself the gift of therapy is allowing yourself the opportunity to look deeply into your own heart. I believe we all have the ability to access our innate clarity and goodness, and it is a unique honor to accompany you in the process. Having a background in mindfulness meditation and integrative health, I offer a holistic approach to mental wellness. I approach this work with curiosity and compassion, aiming to help you cultivate greater insight and self-healing.
Carl Jung once wrote, "Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart." Giving yourself the gift of therapy is allowing yourself the opportunity to look deeply into your own heart. I believe we all have the ability to access our innate clarity and goodness, and it is a unique honor to accompany you in the process. Having a background in mindfulness meditation and integrative health, I offer a holistic approach to mental wellness. I approach this work with curiosity and compassion, aiming to help you cultivate greater insight and self-healing.
(678) 264-3765 View (678) 264-3765

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Number of Therapists in Carroll County, GA

90+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Carroll County, GA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
82% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Carroll County, GA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carroll County?

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.