Therapists in Cherokee County, GA

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Photo of Jennifer Hanchey, Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Jennifer Hanchey
Counselor, LPC, MAMFT
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30189
Clients reach out because they've reached a stuck and hopeless place with their partner. Sometimes there’s been a significant betrayal; other times, it's been a slow descent toward disconnection. With my guidance, couples come to understand the negative cycle between them. Rather than get caught in the same old fights about money or sex or parenting, we get beneath the surface topics to the core emotions driving the discord.
Clients reach out because they've reached a stuck and hopeless place with their partner. Sometimes there’s been a significant betrayal; other times, it's been a slow descent toward disconnection. With my guidance, couples come to understand the negative cycle between them. Rather than get caught in the same old fights about money or sex or parenting, we get beneath the surface topics to the core emotions driving the discord.
(470) 348-2958 View (470) 348-2958
Photo of Joy Mitchell , Marriage & Family Therapist in Cherokee County, GA
Joy Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30188  (Online Only)
My name is Joy Mitchell and I am a graduate of Mercer University. I am a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist. I work with young adults, teens, families and couples. I am passionate about helping my clients navigate challenging times, discover their purpose, work through grief, figure out school/work and life balance, and develop healthy relationships. As a marriage and family therapist, I’ve had a lot of success helping my couples learn to fight fair, develop new tools to communicate, and rediscover what it’s important in the relationship. No topics are off-limits.
My name is Joy Mitchell and I am a graduate of Mercer University. I am a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist. I work with young adults, teens, families and couples. I am passionate about helping my clients navigate challenging times, discover their purpose, work through grief, figure out school/work and life balance, and develop healthy relationships. As a marriage and family therapist, I’ve had a lot of success helping my couples learn to fight fair, develop new tools to communicate, and rediscover what it’s important in the relationship. No topics are off-limits.
(404) 324-9187 View (404) 324-9187
Photo of Canton Counseling - Marlo Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Canton Counseling - Marlo Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30115
Have you ever known what you wanted but you just couldn’t figure out how to get there? I have had many moments in life where I felt stuck and could not seem to get past it on my own. Being in the client’s seat gave me the opportunity to realize just how much power and potential I hold, but needed help removing the obstacles in my path. I recognize that the client is the driver on their journey through life, but that I can come along and hold the map. I love meeting new people and being given the opportunity to help others realize their power and capability of living a fulfilled and positive life.
Have you ever known what you wanted but you just couldn’t figure out how to get there? I have had many moments in life where I felt stuck and could not seem to get past it on my own. Being in the client’s seat gave me the opportunity to realize just how much power and potential I hold, but needed help removing the obstacles in my path. I recognize that the client is the driver on their journey through life, but that I can come along and hold the map. I love meeting new people and being given the opportunity to help others realize their power and capability of living a fulfilled and positive life.
(678) 543-0588 View (678) 543-0588
Photo of Jess May, Pre-Licensed Professional in Cherokee County, GA
Jess May
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, GA 30188
My goal in therapy is to help clients grow and connect with their most authentic selves. I am passionate about working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem challenges, and life transitions. As a queer and nonbinary person, I am uniquely tuned into the needs of gender expansive individuals and am very passionate about working with LGBTQ+ people. Finding a therapist that you don't have to explain your identity to can be challenging. I am someone who intimately understands and can provide specialized care.
My goal in therapy is to help clients grow and connect with their most authentic selves. I am passionate about working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem challenges, and life transitions. As a queer and nonbinary person, I am uniquely tuned into the needs of gender expansive individuals and am very passionate about working with LGBTQ+ people. Finding a therapist that you don't have to explain your identity to can be challenging. I am someone who intimately understands and can provide specialized care.
(678) 831-5095 View (678) 831-5095
Photo of Joseph Brewton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cherokee County, GA
Joseph Brewton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30188
Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience. As an Atlanta native, I have a vast set of experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds and issues. I’ve provided substance abuse counseling to federal inmates, trauma and PTSD therapy to combat veterans, and a variety of therapies for individuals, families, and couples. I pull from Cognitive Behavioral, Experiential, Motivational interviewing, and Solution Focused therapy modalities. No matter your background, identity, or life circumstances, I have a genuine passion to provide meaningful therapy and I will work hard for you.
Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience. As an Atlanta native, I have a vast set of experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds and issues. I’ve provided substance abuse counseling to federal inmates, trauma and PTSD therapy to combat veterans, and a variety of therapies for individuals, families, and couples. I pull from Cognitive Behavioral, Experiential, Motivational interviewing, and Solution Focused therapy modalities. No matter your background, identity, or life circumstances, I have a genuine passion to provide meaningful therapy and I will work hard for you.
(678) 496-3019 View (678) 496-3019
Photo of Shae Chisman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cherokee County, GA
Shae Chisman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30114
Finding an inclusive, affirming, and radical therapist in the South can be disheartening. I am here to help marginalized/minority people and their relations to navigate the challenges our society places on them. As a mixed-Indigenous, queer, cisgender woman, I welcome adult clients who are exploring their multi-layered identity, navigating difficult family/community dynamics, searching for chosen family, and healing from past/current trauma. I warmly invite neurodiverse folks who want to empower themselves and learn more about their inherent strengths. I am kink and poly/nonmonogamy affirming too! All are welcome here.
Finding an inclusive, affirming, and radical therapist in the South can be disheartening. I am here to help marginalized/minority people and their relations to navigate the challenges our society places on them. As a mixed-Indigenous, queer, cisgender woman, I welcome adult clients who are exploring their multi-layered identity, navigating difficult family/community dynamics, searching for chosen family, and healing from past/current trauma. I warmly invite neurodiverse folks who want to empower themselves and learn more about their inherent strengths. I am kink and poly/nonmonogamy affirming too! All are welcome here.
(404) 476-7064 View (404) 476-7064
Photo of Jessica Stouffer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cherokee County, GA
Jessica Stouffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30188
I'm Jessica and I'm thrilled to welcome you to a safe, calming space where growth and individualized care take center stage. I work with children, teens, and adults, and am passionate about using both effective and creative therapy techniques to empower individuals and families on their unique journeys (yes, this sometimes even includes art, music, and body movement while in my therapy room!).
I'm Jessica and I'm thrilled to welcome you to a safe, calming space where growth and individualized care take center stage. I work with children, teens, and adults, and am passionate about using both effective and creative therapy techniques to empower individuals and families on their unique journeys (yes, this sometimes even includes art, music, and body movement while in my therapy room!).
(770) 762-3934 View (770) 762-3934
Photo of Kathleen Omahony, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Kathleen Omahony
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30189
I am accepting new patients in office or video. I offer a direct and genuine approach in a supportive environment to help people identify their dysfunctional patterns of behaviors that contribute to the difficulties in our lives. I am dedicated to providing the most effective therapeutic services in a safe, caring and empathetic environment. I believe that while an understanding of the past is essential, positive change occurs in the present.
I am accepting new patients in office or video. I offer a direct and genuine approach in a supportive environment to help people identify their dysfunctional patterns of behaviors that contribute to the difficulties in our lives. I am dedicated to providing the most effective therapeutic services in a safe, caring and empathetic environment. I believe that while an understanding of the past is essential, positive change occurs in the present.
(678) 487-5044 View (678) 487-5044
Photo of Meghan McDonald, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Meghan McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPLC, MAC, BC-TMH, CIMP
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30188
Coming to therapy can be hard. My goal is to make therapy and coaching a positive experience. I work mainly with all addictions including sex, porn and gambling as well as relationship issues, couples work and anxiety. I also work with couples having relationship concerns and those seeking premarital counseling. I offer life coaching for those looking to break negative life patterns and those that are having a hard time managing life transitions. I also specialize in teen issues as well as transgender and identity issues and are certified to do phone and video sessions.
Coming to therapy can be hard. My goal is to make therapy and coaching a positive experience. I work mainly with all addictions including sex, porn and gambling as well as relationship issues, couples work and anxiety. I also work with couples having relationship concerns and those seeking premarital counseling. I offer life coaching for those looking to break negative life patterns and those that are having a hard time managing life transitions. I also specialize in teen issues as well as transgender and identity issues and are certified to do phone and video sessions.
(770) 728-6311 View (770) 728-6311
Photo of Safe Harbor Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Safe Harbor Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, BC-TMH, CIMP, CPLC
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30188
Coming to therapy can be hard. Our goal is to make therapy and coaching a positive experience. We work mainly with all addictions including sex, porn and gambling as well as relationship issues, couples work and anxiety. We also work with couples having relationship concerns and those seeking premarital counseling. We offer life coaching for those looking to break negative life patterns and those that are having a hard time managing life transitions. We also specialize in teen issues as well as transgender and identity issues and are certified to do phone and video sessions.
Coming to therapy can be hard. Our goal is to make therapy and coaching a positive experience. We work mainly with all addictions including sex, porn and gambling as well as relationship issues, couples work and anxiety. We also work with couples having relationship concerns and those seeking premarital counseling. We offer life coaching for those looking to break negative life patterns and those that are having a hard time managing life transitions. We also specialize in teen issues as well as transgender and identity issues and are certified to do phone and video sessions.
(770) 574-6309 View (770) 574-6309
Photo of Ashley Winograd, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Ashley Winograd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acworth, GA 30102  (Online Only)
Sometimes our expectations don’t meet the reality of our life circumstances. Whether you are an exhausted mom trying to find your peace amidst chaos, a young adult confused about your future, or simply struggling in the daily grind of responsibilities, you may feel like you’re alone trying to navigate it all. Life seems to be catching up with you and each day you are spending more and more time pursuing things that take you away from who you are deep inside and who you always hoped to be. I am here to support you and listen. Together, we will work to get to the root of your struggles and find new ways to cope and move forward.
Sometimes our expectations don’t meet the reality of our life circumstances. Whether you are an exhausted mom trying to find your peace amidst chaos, a young adult confused about your future, or simply struggling in the daily grind of responsibilities, you may feel like you’re alone trying to navigate it all. Life seems to be catching up with you and each day you are spending more and more time pursuing things that take you away from who you are deep inside and who you always hoped to be. I am here to support you and listen. Together, we will work to get to the root of your struggles and find new ways to cope and move forward.
(404) 334-3094 View (404) 334-3094
Photo of Back on the Beam Addiction Services, LLC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Back on the Beam Addiction Services, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAC II, CAMS II, NCAC II, SAP
Not Verified Not Verified
Woodstock, GA 30188  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Addiction isolates its victims as bridges are burned and families are torn apart. I can help you wherever you are on your journey of recovery and assist you as you transform your life and improve your relationships. Having a safe place where you will be listened to, understood and where you will not be judged will help you to discover and explore what has been holding you back. What I l have loved most about working in the field of addictions for almost 30 years has been the rapid growth and change I have witnessed in my clients! It has been my experience that once the substance is no longer a factor, life gets good, fast!
Addiction isolates its victims as bridges are burned and families are torn apart. I can help you wherever you are on your journey of recovery and assist you as you transform your life and improve your relationships. Having a safe place where you will be listened to, understood and where you will not be judged will help you to discover and explore what has been holding you back. What I l have loved most about working in the field of addictions for almost 30 years has been the rapid growth and change I have witnessed in my clients! It has been my experience that once the substance is no longer a factor, life gets good, fast!
(678) 894-7958 View (678) 894-7958
Photo of Candace Pranger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cherokee County, GA
Candace Pranger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodstock, GA 30189
I have worked with children and families for over 15 years in many different capacities. As a therapist I work with children and adolescents who have endured trauma in their lives and assist them to overcome these struggles and move forward towards a healthy and happy life. My background includes working with those who have been afflicted by sexual abuse, domestic violence, family conflict, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, and various others. I work with individuals as well as families to facilitate healthy relationships and inner peace.
I have worked with children and families for over 15 years in many different capacities. As a therapist I work with children and adolescents who have endured trauma in their lives and assist them to overcome these struggles and move forward towards a healthy and happy life. My background includes working with those who have been afflicted by sexual abuse, domestic violence, family conflict, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, and various others. I work with individuals as well as families to facilitate healthy relationships and inner peace.
(404) 982-4269 View (404) 982-4269
Photo of Marcus Golston-Thomas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Marcus Golston-Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, CMHC, LPC, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, GA 30188
You have the impression that no one understands you, or, worse, that no one will listen, no matter how hard you try to explain. You look around, and your circumstances have led you to believe that life couldn't possibly be more, that it was a broken thing far beyond saving. You keep thinking about past disappointments, pain, or loss and decide it's easier to keep everything bottled up inside. Yet, when you interact with your family, friends, and colleagues they appear to be happy, healthy and living their best lives. You want a better life for yourself and believe it is possible, but you’re not sure how to get the ball rolling.
You have the impression that no one understands you, or, worse, that no one will listen, no matter how hard you try to explain. You look around, and your circumstances have led you to believe that life couldn't possibly be more, that it was a broken thing far beyond saving. You keep thinking about past disappointments, pain, or loss and decide it's easier to keep everything bottled up inside. Yet, when you interact with your family, friends, and colleagues they appear to be happy, healthy and living their best lives. You want a better life for yourself and believe it is possible, but you’re not sure how to get the ball rolling.
(678) 336-8636 View (678) 336-8636
Photo of Jacqueline Oduselu, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Jacqueline Oduselu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Acworth, GA 30102
My expertise is helping others obtain & maintain increased peace in their lives through such services as counseling/therapy and various conflict management strategies. I provide a safe environment virtually and practically equip individuals to address the various stressors & influences in life with effective tools and strategies. After 19 years of study and practice in the area of conflict management and 9 years of counseling experience, I have refined my skills to more adequately address and assist clients in discovering and resolving the sources of their individual and interpersonal conflict with success on many levels.
My expertise is helping others obtain & maintain increased peace in their lives through such services as counseling/therapy and various conflict management strategies. I provide a safe environment virtually and practically equip individuals to address the various stressors & influences in life with effective tools and strategies. After 19 years of study and practice in the area of conflict management and 9 years of counseling experience, I have refined my skills to more adequately address and assist clients in discovering and resolving the sources of their individual and interpersonal conflict with success on many levels.
(678) 582-1469 View (678) 582-1469
Photo of Sarah Littlebear, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherokee County, GA
Sarah Littlebear
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodstock, GA 30188
Is it difficult for you to find your flow in life? I can help you find peace and balance when life's challenges become too much. I believe that achieving wellness is key, whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, or addiction. Perhaps you are a woman coping with pregnancy or postpartum concerns, or things do not feel like they are "supposed" to feel. I care about your well-being, and I would like to help you improve your quality of life.
Is it difficult for you to find your flow in life? I can help you find peace and balance when life's challenges become too much. I believe that achieving wellness is key, whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, or addiction. Perhaps you are a woman coping with pregnancy or postpartum concerns, or things do not feel like they are "supposed" to feel. I care about your well-being, and I would like to help you improve your quality of life.
(470) 276-8560 View (470) 276-8560
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Canton Counseling - Robin Joiner
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30115
I believe people were never meant to do life on their own. Having a safe place were you can be heard, garner support and have the guidance you need while processing your feelings and emotions is so very important. As you tackle these tough times, I hope to be a small part in helping you navigate and understand your journey. Helping others has been a passion of mine for many years and I would be honored to be that helping hand or support you need.
I believe people were never meant to do life on their own. Having a safe place were you can be heard, garner support and have the guidance you need while processing your feelings and emotions is so very important. As you tackle these tough times, I hope to be a small part in helping you navigate and understand your journey. Helping others has been a passion of mine for many years and I would be honored to be that helping hand or support you need.
(678) 820-6281 View (678) 820-6281
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Fresh Start for the Mind, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30115
NOTE: DR. JONES ONLY CONDUCTS EVALUATIONS AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING THERAPY PATIENTS! Psychological evaluation is often the best FIRST STEP in understanding and improving oneself!! It provides an in-depth view of one's issues and offers specific recommendations in regaining freedom from life's difficulties, overcoming emotional distress, and improving in a variety of environments like school, home, social, work, etc. I am a clinical psychologist, with a great interest and skill in assessing issues that may underlie psychological symptoms and difficulties. As these improve, new potentials and capabilities in life are limitless!
NOTE: DR. JONES ONLY CONDUCTS EVALUATIONS AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING THERAPY PATIENTS! Psychological evaluation is often the best FIRST STEP in understanding and improving oneself!! It provides an in-depth view of one's issues and offers specific recommendations in regaining freedom from life's difficulties, overcoming emotional distress, and improving in a variety of environments like school, home, social, work, etc. I am a clinical psychologist, with a great interest and skill in assessing issues that may underlie psychological symptoms and difficulties. As these improve, new potentials and capabilities in life are limitless!
(678) 661-2742 View (678) 661-2742
Photo of Alma Gardarsdottir, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cherokee County, GA
Alma Gardarsdottir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30188
Are you an athlete or a parent of an athlete that has been struggling with Anxiety or performance issues and you are not sure where to start or how to help yourself or your child? I specialize in utilizing EMDR to support the mental health and treatment of sports performance problems caused by negative experiences or injury. These experiences, commonly known as slumps, mental blocks, and yips, can often lead to Lost Move Syndrome (LMS) and hinder an athlete's peak performance.
Are you an athlete or a parent of an athlete that has been struggling with Anxiety or performance issues and you are not sure where to start or how to help yourself or your child? I specialize in utilizing EMDR to support the mental health and treatment of sports performance problems caused by negative experiences or injury. These experiences, commonly known as slumps, mental blocks, and yips, can often lead to Lost Move Syndrome (LMS) and hinder an athlete's peak performance.
(678) 750-1893 View (678) 750-1893
Photo of Sarah Houston, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cherokee County, GA
Sarah Houston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30188  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you have uncontrollable racing thoughts? Are you struggling to get rest or feel rested? Are you avoiding situations, places, or conversations so that you don’t have a sense of panic? Have you been told you're more irritable or “aren’t yourself” recently? Do you think your symptoms are getting in the way of your success or your relationships? I want to help you restore your peace, as you define it.
Do you feel like you have uncontrollable racing thoughts? Are you struggling to get rest or feel rested? Are you avoiding situations, places, or conversations so that you don’t have a sense of panic? Have you been told you're more irritable or “aren’t yourself” recently? Do you think your symptoms are getting in the way of your success or your relationships? I want to help you restore your peace, as you define it.
(678) 496-2988 View (678) 496-2988

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Number of Therapists in Cherokee County, GA

400+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Cherokee County, GA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
71% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD
62% Relationship Issues
61% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Cherokee County, GA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Cherokee 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.