Therapists in Catoosa County, GA

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Photo of Jennifer Metzler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Jennifer Metzler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
Reaching out for marriage, child, or family therapy is not easy, however, there is good news. Progress can be made, relationships can heal, and families can be functional again. I am skilled at helping clients develop the needed strategies to heal hurts, process conflict, set boundaries, and build closeness. I have extensive training in a variety of therapies including Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other research-based tools. I focus on client's specific needs and work to find solutions for their concerns.
Reaching out for marriage, child, or family therapy is not easy, however, there is good news. Progress can be made, relationships can heal, and families can be functional again. I am skilled at helping clients develop the needed strategies to heal hurts, process conflict, set boundaries, and build closeness. I have extensive training in a variety of therapies including Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other research-based tools. I focus on client's specific needs and work to find solutions for their concerns.
(706) 909-3124 View (706) 909-3124
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Dr. Elizabeth K Ladd
Psychologist, PhD, EdD
Verified Verified
Ringgold, GA 30736  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you wanting goal-oriented, "here and now" focus on things to change? Are you willing to learn new coping skills and desire to move toward more satisfaction with your mood, relationships. positive outlook and productivity? Are you willing to see therapy as empowering you to greater independence on your own resources...rather than long-term reliance on a therapist? If so, perhaps we will be a good match.
Are you wanting goal-oriented, "here and now" focus on things to change? Are you willing to learn new coping skills and desire to move toward more satisfaction with your mood, relationships. positive outlook and productivity? Are you willing to see therapy as empowering you to greater independence on your own resources...rather than long-term reliance on a therapist? If so, perhaps we will be a good match.
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Photo of Dr. Ken Paul, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Dr. Ken Paul
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, MACMHC
Verified Verified
Ringgold, GA 30736
I help people overcome the negative impact of trauma by utilizing my "Connected" method to identify & help resolve trauma memories without focusing on all the messy details. In my upcoming book titled "Splattered, Shattered, & Scattered." I reveal how to be Connected with Yourself, important family or friends, Others, & Your higher power." We empower individuals to be able to neutralize the negative charge of trauma memories and have them process to the part of the brain that stores them as only data without any emotional charge to them.
I help people overcome the negative impact of trauma by utilizing my "Connected" method to identify & help resolve trauma memories without focusing on all the messy details. In my upcoming book titled "Splattered, Shattered, & Scattered." I reveal how to be Connected with Yourself, important family or friends, Others, & Your higher power." We empower individuals to be able to neutralize the negative charge of trauma memories and have them process to the part of the brain that stores them as only data without any emotional charge to them.
(706) 717-3291 View (706) 717-3291
Photo of Michael Rector Ed. D., Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Michael Rector Ed. D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Our office hours are Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Saturdays 1I:00 AM - 5:00 PM. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. I'm conveniently located within 20 minutes of downtown Chattanooga and Hamilton Place. I provide individual and couples therapy and specialize in the treatment areas of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We also have an in-house fee-for-service psychiatrist available for medication assessment. Please visit my website, www.michaelrectorlpc.com for additional information.
Our office hours are Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Saturdays 1I:00 AM - 5:00 PM. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. I'm conveniently located within 20 minutes of downtown Chattanooga and Hamilton Place. I provide individual and couples therapy and specialize in the treatment areas of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We also have an in-house fee-for-service psychiatrist available for medication assessment. Please visit my website, www.michaelrectorlpc.com for additional information.
(706) 623-4517 View (706) 623-4517
Photo of Deborah Adams, Pastoral Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Deborah Adams
Pastoral Counselor, MAPC
Verified Verified
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742  (Online Only)
Challenging relationships, situations, & illness can shape and guide your emotions, choices, & outlook till you find yourself striving to get by and not thriving. One day you look at life around and wonder how you got to this place. I can lend a helping hand to walk with you, help you to understand the bigger picture of your situation and how you got to this place. Together we can begin that journey of confronting and overcoming roots of your challenges encouraging transformative change which will enable healthier relationships with yourself, with God, & others. Contact me for a complimentary 20 min consultation.
Challenging relationships, situations, & illness can shape and guide your emotions, choices, & outlook till you find yourself striving to get by and not thriving. One day you look at life around and wonder how you got to this place. I can lend a helping hand to walk with you, help you to understand the bigger picture of your situation and how you got to this place. Together we can begin that journey of confronting and overcoming roots of your challenges encouraging transformative change which will enable healthier relationships with yourself, with God, & others. Contact me for a complimentary 20 min consultation.
(470) 250-8432 View (470) 250-8432
Photo of Kimberly (Kim) Cook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Catoosa County, GA
Kimberly (Kim) Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
Kim works with families, couples, individuals, groups on many issues, including relationships, mental health, spiritual growth, behavioral problems, trauma, parenting, adoption/foster care, play therapy & crisis response. She has 20+ yrs experience helping children, teens, adults, professionals, ministers, & leadership in non-profit organizations. Licensed Clinical Social Worker- MD, VA, TN, NC, & GA. Univ of MD, School of Social Work; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Messiah College; Approved Supervisor for Clinical /Licensure Supervision (SW'ers). Kim is on faculty at Covenant College teaching social work & counseling.
Kim works with families, couples, individuals, groups on many issues, including relationships, mental health, spiritual growth, behavioral problems, trauma, parenting, adoption/foster care, play therapy & crisis response. She has 20+ yrs experience helping children, teens, adults, professionals, ministers, & leadership in non-profit organizations. Licensed Clinical Social Worker- MD, VA, TN, NC, & GA. Univ of MD, School of Social Work; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Messiah College; Approved Supervisor for Clinical /Licensure Supervision (SW'ers). Kim is on faculty at Covenant College teaching social work & counseling.
(423) 635-7790 x102 View (423) 635-7790 x102
Photo of Stephen Wise, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Stephen Wise
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
Ringgold, GA 30736  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering my services by reading this profile; I appreciate it! Counseling is an "encore career" for me, having concluded an extraordinary career in Human Resources, both domestically and internationally. However, counseling has always been a passion of mine, and I am very enthusiastic about my new career. I have been a counselor for 3 years and enjoy a very interactive relationship with my clients. My approach to therapy is warm, collaborative, and goal oriented. Since I am a visual learner and many of my clients are as well, I routinely utilize a whiteboard so that we can list problems and develop solutions.
Thank you for considering my services by reading this profile; I appreciate it! Counseling is an "encore career" for me, having concluded an extraordinary career in Human Resources, both domestically and internationally. However, counseling has always been a passion of mine, and I am very enthusiastic about my new career. I have been a counselor for 3 years and enjoy a very interactive relationship with my clients. My approach to therapy is warm, collaborative, and goal oriented. Since I am a visual learner and many of my clients are as well, I routinely utilize a whiteboard so that we can list problems and develop solutions.
(678) 203-9341 View (678) 203-9341
Photo of April Rose Britt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
April Rose Britt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ringgold, GA 30736
Waitlist for new clients
Are you between 20 & 50 and living with a nagging feeling that your life "could" be different? Do you feel like you've done everything you're supposed to do, but things still don't seem right? Are you drowning in "should's" instead of loving your life? You just want More, but don't know where to start...Despite all your efforts, you're ready for something different. Something real. If thinking about your life is leaving you anxious, lost, exhausted, irritated, feeling alone. Know that life can be different. You can reach a place of balance, equilibrium and growth sooner than you might think possible.
Are you between 20 & 50 and living with a nagging feeling that your life "could" be different? Do you feel like you've done everything you're supposed to do, but things still don't seem right? Are you drowning in "should's" instead of loving your life? You just want More, but don't know where to start...Despite all your efforts, you're ready for something different. Something real. If thinking about your life is leaving you anxious, lost, exhausted, irritated, feeling alone. Know that life can be different. You can reach a place of balance, equilibrium and growth sooner than you might think possible.
(706) 608-8220 View (706) 608-8220
Photo of Janet King, Marriage & Family Therapist in Catoosa County, GA
Janet King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
Life can be challenging, and life circumstances can leave you feeling stuck and unlike yourself. I work with individuals, couples and families to help them find their way through these difficult times, developing new coping skills, creating healthy patterns of interacting, and becoming their best selves. It is my honor and privilege to work with clients as we journey together through these challenging times and work towards a more fulfilling life.
Life can be challenging, and life circumstances can leave you feeling stuck and unlike yourself. I work with individuals, couples and families to help them find their way through these difficult times, developing new coping skills, creating healthy patterns of interacting, and becoming their best selves. It is my honor and privilege to work with clients as we journey together through these challenging times and work towards a more fulfilling life.
(706) 584-2777 View (706) 584-2777
Photo of Brent Collins, Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Brent Collins
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
Choosing a counselor with whom you share personal and sensitive information can leave you feeling uneasy and requires courage. I believe if you are researching counselors, you are ready to make changes in your life. I would consider it a privilege to join you in this journey to pursue change and wholeness. I consider each client a unique person with gifts and strengths that can enable them to find solutions to their challenges.
Choosing a counselor with whom you share personal and sensitive information can leave you feeling uneasy and requires courage. I believe if you are researching counselors, you are ready to make changes in your life. I would consider it a privilege to join you in this journey to pursue change and wholeness. I consider each client a unique person with gifts and strengths that can enable them to find solutions to their challenges.
(423) 897-1772 View (423) 897-1772
Photo of Leslie Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Leslie Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Ringgold, GA 30736  (Online Only)
My philosophy combines a non-judgmental, compassionate approach to therapy, with honest, direct feedback. I specialize in EMDR to help clients overcome past issues which are keeping them stuck. I welcome people of all perspectives. I will be an active participant in working with you as you seek to address personal and relationship issues.
My philosophy combines a non-judgmental, compassionate approach to therapy, with honest, direct feedback. I specialize in EMDR to help clients overcome past issues which are keeping them stuck. I welcome people of all perspectives. I will be an active participant in working with you as you seek to address personal and relationship issues.
(423) 377-4975 View (423) 377-4975
Photo of Reese Armstrong, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Reese Armstrong
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
As a counselor, my goal is to work collaboratively with clients in helping them find ways to get back on their feet. Whether it is a habit you are trying to quit, a past experience that continues to bother you, a conflict in a relationship that never seems to resolve, or crippling anxiety and depression, I believe we all have complex and unique stories that require thoughtful and individualized care. I take it as a great privilege to sit with people as they navigate their journey and would be honored to work with you.
As a counselor, my goal is to work collaboratively with clients in helping them find ways to get back on their feet. Whether it is a habit you are trying to quit, a past experience that continues to bother you, a conflict in a relationship that never seems to resolve, or crippling anxiety and depression, I believe we all have complex and unique stories that require thoughtful and individualized care. I take it as a great privilege to sit with people as they navigate their journey and would be honored to work with you.
(423) 380-0649 View (423) 380-0649
Photo of Leigh Irvin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Leigh Irvin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
As an individual committed to your well-being, I offer personalized counseling to guide you through life's challenges. Together, we can explore strengths, navigate difficulties, and foster a positive mindset. I can provide deep understanding of diverse challenges, offering proven strategies for positive change. Step into a safe space where your thoughts are heard without judgment. My commitment to providing this safe space ensures you can explore, express, and heal. Take the first step toward a more fulfilling life because your path to a happier, healthier life can begin here. Let's embark on this journey together.
As an individual committed to your well-being, I offer personalized counseling to guide you through life's challenges. Together, we can explore strengths, navigate difficulties, and foster a positive mindset. I can provide deep understanding of diverse challenges, offering proven strategies for positive change. Step into a safe space where your thoughts are heard without judgment. My commitment to providing this safe space ensures you can explore, express, and heal. Take the first step toward a more fulfilling life because your path to a happier, healthier life can begin here. Let's embark on this journey together.
(423) 509-0480 View (423) 509-0480
Photo of Naomi Boothe, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Naomi Boothe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
I acknowledge and respect the effort it takes to reach out for help. The strength it takes to say "enough!, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired". The courage it takes to choose towards something more, something better, than where you are at right now. Thank you for being here! What if every wrongness was a strength not yet acknowledged? You are stronger than you think and worth so much more than you can imagine. The fact that you are reading this right now is proof of that!
I acknowledge and respect the effort it takes to reach out for help. The strength it takes to say "enough!, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired". The courage it takes to choose towards something more, something better, than where you are at right now. Thank you for being here! What if every wrongness was a strength not yet acknowledged? You are stronger than you think and worth so much more than you can imagine. The fact that you are reading this right now is proof of that!
(423) 218-4314 View (423) 218-4314
Photo of Chas Barnes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Chas Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
Choosing the right therapist can be overwhelming and connecting with the counselor that will be the right fit for you is important. When you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues or identity questions, you want someone with you who has tools for coping; but you also want someone who is genuine and can make you feel comfortable. I will work hard to help you feel safe from our first contact. Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth that can be one of the most meaningful endeavors of your life.
Choosing the right therapist can be overwhelming and connecting with the counselor that will be the right fit for you is important. When you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues or identity questions, you want someone with you who has tools for coping; but you also want someone who is genuine and can make you feel comfortable. I will work hard to help you feel safe from our first contact. Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth that can be one of the most meaningful endeavors of your life.
(423) 201-4978 View (423) 201-4978
Photo of Jon E Harris, Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Jon E Harris
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
It is my privilege to help people confront relational and emotional health problems they may face when life's problems become overwhelming. My counseling practice primarily focuses on helping individuals and couples come to a place of restoration in their individual and relational lives whether dealing with a marriage in crisis or an individual emotional, behavioral or spiritual crisis. Please give me a call if I can help you with any of your counseling needs.
It is my privilege to help people confront relational and emotional health problems they may face when life's problems become overwhelming. My counseling practice primarily focuses on helping individuals and couples come to a place of restoration in their individual and relational lives whether dealing with a marriage in crisis or an individual emotional, behavioral or spiritual crisis. Please give me a call if I can help you with any of your counseling needs.
(423) 650-4794 View (423) 650-4794
Photo of Ava C Mimbs, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Ava C Mimbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Ringgold, GA 30736  (Online Only)
My goal is to assist you in the process of taking steps on your healing journey. My style is integrative in nature with a focus on authentic and honest communication. My approach is rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as I am a Certified DBT Professional. Counseling Services include Individual DBT-Informed Counseling Services with free Phone Coaching, and an Integrative approach to Individual Counseling Services. I approach counseling in a nonjudgmental manner and meet my clients where they are. I strive to provide a safe space for individuals to grow and support adults in working towards their individualized goals.
My goal is to assist you in the process of taking steps on your healing journey. My style is integrative in nature with a focus on authentic and honest communication. My approach is rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as I am a Certified DBT Professional. Counseling Services include Individual DBT-Informed Counseling Services with free Phone Coaching, and an Integrative approach to Individual Counseling Services. I approach counseling in a nonjudgmental manner and meet my clients where they are. I strive to provide a safe space for individuals to grow and support adults in working towards their individualized goals.
(706) 719-7742 View (706) 719-7742
Photo of Jennifer Sawyer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Jennifer Sawyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ringgold, GA 30736
Accepting new clients... It is a sign of strength and courage to ask for support. Life is full of unpredictable twists and turns and having some encouragement along the way can be very helpful. I enjoy working with all ages, cultures and those experiencing a wide range of challenges. My specialties are in working with children and adults who are or may think they are on the autism spectrum. I also specialize in working with couples and families and am a facilitator of premarital and marital assessments through www.prepare-enrich.com.
Accepting new clients... It is a sign of strength and courage to ask for support. Life is full of unpredictable twists and turns and having some encouragement along the way can be very helpful. I enjoy working with all ages, cultures and those experiencing a wide range of challenges. My specialties are in working with children and adults who are or may think they are on the autism spectrum. I also specialize in working with couples and families and am a facilitator of premarital and marital assessments through www.prepare-enrich.com.
(762) 383-1311 View (762) 383-1311
Photo of Kelsey Dupree, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Kelsey Dupree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringgold, GA 30736
There are several things in my life which drive me to be a counselor. My own past with it struggles, acceptances, failures, and successes drive me to do what I do. I am able to sit in dark places, empathize with struggle and loneliness, and challenge ways of thinking and behaving from a non-judgmental place. I love the unique position a counselor has to problem solve through the failures, walk the uphill road to recovery, and celebrate the success and growth that comes out of the journey.
There are several things in my life which drive me to be a counselor. My own past with it struggles, acceptances, failures, and successes drive me to do what I do. I am able to sit in dark places, empathize with struggle and loneliness, and challenge ways of thinking and behaving from a non-judgmental place. I love the unique position a counselor has to problem solve through the failures, walk the uphill road to recovery, and celebrate the success and growth that comes out of the journey.
(470) 768-9215 View (470) 768-9215
Photo of Rachel Bloodworth, Licensed Professional Counselor in Catoosa County, GA
Rachel Bloodworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
You're exhausted and overwhelmed by life, it's just too much and you feel like a failure. The to-do list goes on forever, the kids always need YOU and you're not sure that you're really enough. Maybe you've been feeling sad, anxious, irritable, and disconnected from those you love. Or when you first woke up this morning everything felt okay for a minute, but then you remembered, and it was like a punch in your gut, all the heartbreak and loss, all the pain, came rushing back over you. You want to feel like you again, to let go of the past, to be able to enjoy life and be present in the moment with the people that you care about.
You're exhausted and overwhelmed by life, it's just too much and you feel like a failure. The to-do list goes on forever, the kids always need YOU and you're not sure that you're really enough. Maybe you've been feeling sad, anxious, irritable, and disconnected from those you love. Or when you first woke up this morning everything felt okay for a minute, but then you remembered, and it was like a punch in your gut, all the heartbreak and loss, all the pain, came rushing back over you. You want to feel like you again, to let go of the past, to be able to enjoy life and be present in the moment with the people that you care about.
(423) 205-6732 View (423) 205-6732

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Number of Therapists in Catoosa County, GA

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Catoosa County, GA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
92% Depression
84% Grief
82% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Catoosa County, GA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
32% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Catoosa 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.