Therapists in Chamblee, GA

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Jude Powell
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341
Greetings and welcome! I'm so glad you're here, taking your first step towards growth and fulfillment. I specialize in anxiety, systemic stress as a neurodivergent person, and eating disorders, particularly those affected by gender dysphoria. Drawing from both personal and professional experiences, I bring a unique level of empathy and understanding to therapeutic spaces. I firmly believe that within each of us lies the potential for a fulfilling and meaningful life, even if it's not immediately apparent. Together, we'll uncover the tools you possess and harness them to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals!
Greetings and welcome! I'm so glad you're here, taking your first step towards growth and fulfillment. I specialize in anxiety, systemic stress as a neurodivergent person, and eating disorders, particularly those affected by gender dysphoria. Drawing from both personal and professional experiences, I bring a unique level of empathy and understanding to therapeutic spaces. I firmly believe that within each of us lies the potential for a fulfilling and meaningful life, even if it's not immediately apparent. Together, we'll uncover the tools you possess and harness them to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals!
(678) 932-1325 View (678) 932-1325
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Ru Johanson- Murray
Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341
Waitlist for new clients
While the journey to self-discovery may be a life long process, we can utilize the power that comes from knowledge of self, our relationships, and experiences, to make the best choices for our authentic selves. This can also bring awareness to what parts of ourselves need nurturance, acceptance, and healing. My goal in counseling is to create a safe space where clients can explore themselves with curiosity and support. I have a passion for providing affirming counseling for BIPOC, Neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA+ populations. I work with teens, adults, relationships, sex therapy, and the complexities of the human experience.
While the journey to self-discovery may be a life long process, we can utilize the power that comes from knowledge of self, our relationships, and experiences, to make the best choices for our authentic selves. This can also bring awareness to what parts of ourselves need nurturance, acceptance, and healing. My goal in counseling is to create a safe space where clients can explore themselves with curiosity and support. I have a passion for providing affirming counseling for BIPOC, Neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA+ populations. I work with teens, adults, relationships, sex therapy, and the complexities of the human experience.
(678) 270-2469 View (678) 270-2469
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Elham Bagheri
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chamblee, GA 30341
Not accepting new clients
You do not need to be fixed. You need to feel cared for, understood, and accepted, by yourself and others! These are core human needs and when they are met we are better equipped to feel authentic connections to ourselves and others, cope with distress, and find inner happiness. Within us lies incredible resources for healing and transformation. My goal is to foster an environment that activates your innate healing resources, leading to mental, emotional, and physical well being.
You do not need to be fixed. You need to feel cared for, understood, and accepted, by yourself and others! These are core human needs and when they are met we are better equipped to feel authentic connections to ourselves and others, cope with distress, and find inner happiness. Within us lies incredible resources for healing and transformation. My goal is to foster an environment that activates your innate healing resources, leading to mental, emotional, and physical well being.
(404) 975-2911 View (404) 975-2911
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Ria Alexandra Ireland Drane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ individuals who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, identity exploration and development, understanding neurodivergence, trauma, and navigating the stressors of life as someone with multiple intersections of identity. I am also poly and kink aware and welcome clients from these populations. As a transgender, neurodivergent, lesbian, and geeky woman, I am familiar with the struggles that queer people have living in the south. I am also able to help people with ADHD and Autism and also help parents of people with ADHD and Autism.
I am passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ individuals who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, identity exploration and development, understanding neurodivergence, trauma, and navigating the stressors of life as someone with multiple intersections of identity. I am also poly and kink aware and welcome clients from these populations. As a transgender, neurodivergent, lesbian, and geeky woman, I am familiar with the struggles that queer people have living in the south. I am also able to help people with ADHD and Autism and also help parents of people with ADHD and Autism.
(470) 447-0079 View (470) 447-0079
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Peyton Lathem Waggener
Licensed Professional Counselor, CMAC, LPC, NCC, MS, CCH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
My passion is facilitating growth and healing using your intersecting identities, both visible and invisible, as strengths. In addition to working with addictions and recovery, I am skilled in the areas of sexuality and relationship counseling including various expressions of consensual nonmonogamy, and BDSM/Kink. I am sex-positive & sex-work-positive. I have extensive experience with anxiety management, aging, career counseling, creativity coaching, mood disorders, divorce recovery, incarceration and reentry, and supporting those who practice alternative spiritualities.
My passion is facilitating growth and healing using your intersecting identities, both visible and invisible, as strengths. In addition to working with addictions and recovery, I am skilled in the areas of sexuality and relationship counseling including various expressions of consensual nonmonogamy, and BDSM/Kink. I am sex-positive & sex-work-positive. I have extensive experience with anxiety management, aging, career counseling, creativity coaching, mood disorders, divorce recovery, incarceration and reentry, and supporting those who practice alternative spiritualities.
(470) 414-5024 View (470) 414-5024
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Jennifer Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Jennifer Hughes, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based right here in Atlanta. With a passion for helping others navigate life's ups and downs, I bring a warm and empathetic approach to therapy. With years of experience under my belt, I specialize in mood disorders, life transitions, trauma, and supporting individuals within the LGBTQIA community. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. I believe in the power of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), offering solution-focused techniques to help you manage challenges and achieve your goals.
Hi there! I'm Jennifer Hughes, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based right here in Atlanta. With a passion for helping others navigate life's ups and downs, I bring a warm and empathetic approach to therapy. With years of experience under my belt, I specialize in mood disorders, life transitions, trauma, and supporting individuals within the LGBTQIA community. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. I believe in the power of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), offering solution-focused techniques to help you manage challenges and achieve your goals.
(404) 977-4086 View (404) 977-4086
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Grant D. Sparks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CGT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
Do you love video games? Comic books? Dungeons and Dragons? Do feel nervous or afraid all the time? Or sad, disconnected? Have you ever felt like an outcast, misfit, or weirdo? Have you ever asked yourself "Is any of this even real?" or "Am I an NPC?" If so, you may have just found your therapist. I work with geeks, nerds, dorks, and dweebs, LGBTQIA folx, the Kink and Polyamory/ENM communities and people of all cultures and spiritualities. So let's play Minecraft while you process, write fanfic about overcoming adversity, or if you're brave, use Dark Souls to practice coping with big emotions. Makes therapy sound kinda fun, right?
Do you love video games? Comic books? Dungeons and Dragons? Do feel nervous or afraid all the time? Or sad, disconnected? Have you ever felt like an outcast, misfit, or weirdo? Have you ever asked yourself "Is any of this even real?" or "Am I an NPC?" If so, you may have just found your therapist. I work with geeks, nerds, dorks, and dweebs, LGBTQIA folx, the Kink and Polyamory/ENM communities and people of all cultures and spiritualities. So let's play Minecraft while you process, write fanfic about overcoming adversity, or if you're brave, use Dark Souls to practice coping with big emotions. Makes therapy sound kinda fun, right?
(678) 928-5779 View (678) 928-5779
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Elliott Glenn Hutchinson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
I primarily work with young adults, to early 30s. My work with clients focuses on self discovery; exploring parts, sides, and aspects of Self they have never met before. Our work together is centered around embodiment and connection with the most authentic and genuine Capital-S Self. I work from a mixture of lenses, including systemic and holistic; understanding that every struggle an individual faces does not exist in a vacuum outside of oppressive and controlling systems. Sometimes work with me is deconstructing how these systems have defined and categorized you: who are you in spite of these systems?
I primarily work with young adults, to early 30s. My work with clients focuses on self discovery; exploring parts, sides, and aspects of Self they have never met before. Our work together is centered around embodiment and connection with the most authentic and genuine Capital-S Self. I work from a mixture of lenses, including systemic and holistic; understanding that every struggle an individual faces does not exist in a vacuum outside of oppressive and controlling systems. Sometimes work with me is deconstructing how these systems have defined and categorized you: who are you in spite of these systems?
(678) 535-2198 View (678) 535-2198
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Shavonna Peterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CDVP
Verified Verified
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
I help my clients heal their relationships starting with the one with themselves. I help clients either heal from a past traumatic relationship, improve a current one or prepare themselves for a new one. My clients often want to learn how to resolve conflicts, advocate for their needs and set boundaries. Sometimes my clients identify as people pleasers and want to learn how to listen to their own needs. I help guide my clients on their healing from the inside out.
I help my clients heal their relationships starting with the one with themselves. I help clients either heal from a past traumatic relationship, improve a current one or prepare themselves for a new one. My clients often want to learn how to resolve conflicts, advocate for their needs and set boundaries. Sometimes my clients identify as people pleasers and want to learn how to listen to their own needs. I help guide my clients on their healing from the inside out.
(770) 501-7318 View (770) 501-7318
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Mary Lett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341
As much as you love the work of being a therapist, it can be over-stimulating. All of us bring our own wounds into therapy and while we’re actively working to help others, our stuff inevitably gets stirred up. Not to mention all the new things that happen. We need a place to work with what comes up for our own peace of mind and personal growth. Doing our own work allows us to be regulated and present in the room with our clients. It also makes it more likely that we will have enough energy left over for living our own lives fully. Taking care of your mental health as a therapist is necessary.
As much as you love the work of being a therapist, it can be over-stimulating. All of us bring our own wounds into therapy and while we’re actively working to help others, our stuff inevitably gets stirred up. Not to mention all the new things that happen. We need a place to work with what comes up for our own peace of mind and personal growth. Doing our own work allows us to be regulated and present in the room with our clients. It also makes it more likely that we will have enough energy left over for living our own lives fully. Taking care of your mental health as a therapist is necessary.
(678) 582-8862 View (678) 582-8862
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Arlene Noriega
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
Welcome to my virtual practice! I have been a practicing psychologist for approximately 30 years. My practice focuses on working with women, teens and young adults. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, fearful, depressed, and/or struggling with aspects of your identity. I am work with individuals who have experienced traumatic events. I can help guide you in identifying the sources of your distress and disconnection, and in collaboration with you put together a plan to begin the healing to overcome the barriers to your well-being. Licensed in Georgia, I provide teletherapy services to clients residing in PSYPACT states.
Welcome to my virtual practice! I have been a practicing psychologist for approximately 30 years. My practice focuses on working with women, teens and young adults. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, fearful, depressed, and/or struggling with aspects of your identity. I am work with individuals who have experienced traumatic events. I can help guide you in identifying the sources of your distress and disconnection, and in collaboration with you put together a plan to begin the healing to overcome the barriers to your well-being. Licensed in Georgia, I provide teletherapy services to clients residing in PSYPACT states.
(678) 515-5810 View (678) 515-5810
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Sofia Siraj
Counselor, CRC, NCC, APC
Verified Verified
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a super femme, queer, creative, fat and multiracial person, I have the lived experience and understanding of what it means to move through a world that feels like it was not designed for you. I understand just how exhausting and frustrating navigating these multiple marginalized identities can feel. I enjoy working with clients who are “plus sized”, from diverse cultures and backgrounds, who struggle with their body image, and who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. I would also love to help guide any fellow fat new parents on their parenting journey!
As a super femme, queer, creative, fat and multiracial person, I have the lived experience and understanding of what it means to move through a world that feels like it was not designed for you. I understand just how exhausting and frustrating navigating these multiple marginalized identities can feel. I enjoy working with clients who are “plus sized”, from diverse cultures and backgrounds, who struggle with their body image, and who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. I would also love to help guide any fellow fat new parents on their parenting journey!
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Virtual Breakthrough
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
We know life can be difficult.....and we are here to help you process, navigate and restore your life. Rather you have anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, ptsd or any mental health disorder, we are here to help.Our team of highly qualified, licensed, and seasoned professionals have specialized training and certifications, along with extensive experience in the behavioral health field and are committed to meeting our clients where they are.
We know life can be difficult.....and we are here to help you process, navigate and restore your life. Rather you have anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, ptsd or any mental health disorder, we are here to help.Our team of highly qualified, licensed, and seasoned professionals have specialized training and certifications, along with extensive experience in the behavioral health field and are committed to meeting our clients where they are.
(678) 967-0655 View (678) 967-0655
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Tanesha Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
I love working with professionals in the throes of their careers as well as parents dealing with the stresses of everyday life including raising children, living with adult children or children with special needs, or dealing with aging parents. My clients desire to improve their circumstances, but do not have the resources to make their goals a reality (yet). They may feel stuck in a limited situation with their careers or family situation but yearn to address what is going on their own terms.
I love working with professionals in the throes of their careers as well as parents dealing with the stresses of everyday life including raising children, living with adult children or children with special needs, or dealing with aging parents. My clients desire to improve their circumstances, but do not have the resources to make their goals a reality (yet). They may feel stuck in a limited situation with their careers or family situation but yearn to address what is going on their own terms.
(678) 580-4306 View (678) 580-4306
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Paula Sinisterra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Anxiety, OCD and Trauma specialist. When clients come to work with me they are often struggling with fear of the unknown, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, behavioral and mental compulsions, negative intrusive thoughts and other such patterns that are taking them deeper into the fear spiral. In therapy, I support my clients in developing a kinder relationship with themselves while becoming more conscious of the negative coping patterns that are holding them in cycles of pain. We work on shifting this while also developing the positive coping skills needed to move towards a healthier, freer and more joyful life.
I am an Anxiety, OCD and Trauma specialist. When clients come to work with me they are often struggling with fear of the unknown, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, behavioral and mental compulsions, negative intrusive thoughts and other such patterns that are taking them deeper into the fear spiral. In therapy, I support my clients in developing a kinder relationship with themselves while becoming more conscious of the negative coping patterns that are holding them in cycles of pain. We work on shifting this while also developing the positive coping skills needed to move towards a healthier, freer and more joyful life.
(404) 948-6667 View (404) 948-6667
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Elizabeth Nelson-Cahill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up on the West Coast, in Oregon and California, to be exact. I earned my Master's from San Diego State University and have provided therapeutic services for 12 years.
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up on the West Coast, in Oregon and California, to be exact. I earned my Master's from San Diego State University and have provided therapeutic services for 12 years.
(770) 749-7883 View (770) 749-7883
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Hannah Onians
Counselor, MS, NCC, APC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341
With a heart-centered presence, I welcome in clients that are curious to deepen relationship with themselves in an empowered, gentle, and compassionate way. I offer a collaborative, warm space that is focused on cultivating a sense of safety and empathetic understanding as we move through what naturally arises in therapy. I work with recovery from sexual abuse, exploring sexuality, childhood trauma, loneliness and shyness, existential issues, grief, emotional abuse, and ptsd symptoms.
With a heart-centered presence, I welcome in clients that are curious to deepen relationship with themselves in an empowered, gentle, and compassionate way. I offer a collaborative, warm space that is focused on cultivating a sense of safety and empathetic understanding as we move through what naturally arises in therapy. I work with recovery from sexual abuse, exploring sexuality, childhood trauma, loneliness and shyness, existential issues, grief, emotional abuse, and ptsd symptoms.
(770) 758-5908 View (770) 758-5908
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Marne H Day
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341  (Online Only)
I love working with adults, teenagers and families of all kinds. Individuals and families who are navigating the impacts of change, difference in neurotypes, changes in identity, loss, divorce or simply feeling disconnected can get stuck. Seeking support and finding time to dedicate to therapy is a brave first step in determining your course, and I honor you for it. As a queer, cis-woman, I welcome people of all backgrounds in my practice and have experience working with diverse populations including autistic individuals, people with ADD/ADHD, the LGBTQ+ community and immigrants.
I love working with adults, teenagers and families of all kinds. Individuals and families who are navigating the impacts of change, difference in neurotypes, changes in identity, loss, divorce or simply feeling disconnected can get stuck. Seeking support and finding time to dedicate to therapy is a brave first step in determining your course, and I honor you for it. As a queer, cis-woman, I welcome people of all backgrounds in my practice and have experience working with diverse populations including autistic individuals, people with ADD/ADHD, the LGBTQ+ community and immigrants.
(404) 724-8889 View (404) 724-8889
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Jenny Barwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chamblee, GA 30341
Are you depressed? Do you feel alone in a room full of people? Do you find yourself wanting to cry but not knowing why? My favorite quote is, "The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality" and I wholeheartedly believe in it. Depression does not discriminate. I specialize in depression treatment among different populations- infertility, perinatal mood disorders, older adults, and midlife adults. Another speciality includes caregiving and different types of grief. You don't have to do this alone. I believe therapy makes the world a better place and you are brave for seeking help.
Are you depressed? Do you feel alone in a room full of people? Do you find yourself wanting to cry but not knowing why? My favorite quote is, "The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality" and I wholeheartedly believe in it. Depression does not discriminate. I specialize in depression treatment among different populations- infertility, perinatal mood disorders, older adults, and midlife adults. Another speciality includes caregiving and different types of grief. You don't have to do this alone. I believe therapy makes the world a better place and you are brave for seeking help.
(770) 637-7266 View (770) 637-7266
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Timothy Riney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chamblee, GA 30341
If you are here, you are considering taking an important step towards your own personal development. The complexities of our world today can leave you feeling pulled in so many different directions, leaving little time and space for reflection and self-care. Therapy is an investment in your own self-care and the therapeutic relationship can provide the ideal environment for self- exploration and sorting things out. I look forward to working with you to uncover your true potential to attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing. Please visit my website where you can request an appointment: www.drtimothyriney.com
If you are here, you are considering taking an important step towards your own personal development. The complexities of our world today can leave you feeling pulled in so many different directions, leaving little time and space for reflection and self-care. Therapy is an investment in your own self-care and the therapeutic relationship can provide the ideal environment for self- exploration and sorting things out. I look forward to working with you to uncover your true potential to attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing. Please visit my website where you can request an appointment: www.drtimothyriney.com
(404) 800-1377 View (404) 800-1377

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chamblee, GA

80+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Chamblee, GA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
64% Stress
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
81% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Chamblee, GA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
16% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chamblee?

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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.