Therapists in Clarke County, GA

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Photo of Haley Holt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clarke County, GA
Haley Holt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30605
Haley Holt earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master's in Social Work degree at Valdosta State University. She completed her internship at Archbold Northside Partial Hospitalization Program, where she provided psychological services to meet a variety of presenting concerns. After finishing her degree, she worked as an inpatient therapist conducting individual, group and family therapy in a hospital setting. Haley's professional experiences also consist of working in a leadership role, with duties including supervising entry level therapists and collaborating with community service providers.
Haley Holt earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master's in Social Work degree at Valdosta State University. She completed her internship at Archbold Northside Partial Hospitalization Program, where she provided psychological services to meet a variety of presenting concerns. After finishing her degree, she worked as an inpatient therapist conducting individual, group and family therapy in a hospital setting. Haley's professional experiences also consist of working in a leadership role, with duties including supervising entry level therapists and collaborating with community service providers.
(706) 250-4549 View (706) 250-4549
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Rachel Megdal
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
So many obstacles can hinder a person from experiencing a vibrant, peaceful, and satisfying life. My goal is to provide a safe and compassionate space to process your experiences, cope with distressing emotions, and promote healing in whatever way feels best for you. I’m drawn to working with young adults, women, and individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, recent or past trauma, PTSD, and relationship issues.
So many obstacles can hinder a person from experiencing a vibrant, peaceful, and satisfying life. My goal is to provide a safe and compassionate space to process your experiences, cope with distressing emotions, and promote healing in whatever way feels best for you. I’m drawn to working with young adults, women, and individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, recent or past trauma, PTSD, and relationship issues.
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Giordana Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
My specialty is creating a safe space where clients can explore issues of concern, strengthen their resilience, and gain perspective. I welcome a wide variety of clients. My clinical practice includes people dealing with depression and anxiety, life transitions, relational challenges, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and addictions. I particularly enjoy working with couples and families with the goal of improving communication and understanding. Women's issues and the search for identity are of interest to me as well.
My specialty is creating a safe space where clients can explore issues of concern, strengthen their resilience, and gain perspective. I welcome a wide variety of clients. My clinical practice includes people dealing with depression and anxiety, life transitions, relational challenges, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and addictions. I particularly enjoy working with couples and families with the goal of improving communication and understanding. Women's issues and the search for identity are of interest to me as well.
(706) 468-3059 View (706) 468-3059
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MMohrCounseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Hello everyone and welcome! I'm Marylynn Mohr, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. I specialize in treating anxiety-related disorders and also specialize in working with attachment-based patterns and behaviors. I have background in working with individuals with past trauma. I use an integrative approach with adult clients to tailor therapy to best fit each individual client's needs.
Hello everyone and welcome! I'm Marylynn Mohr, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. I specialize in treating anxiety-related disorders and also specialize in working with attachment-based patterns and behaviors. I have background in working with individuals with past trauma. I use an integrative approach with adult clients to tailor therapy to best fit each individual client's needs.
(706) 898-4142 View (706) 898-4142
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Laura Whyte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30605  (Online Only)
I understand living with OCD and anxiety symptoms can be difficult and scary, but with the right treatment, there can be relief. Focusing on a strengths-based approach, I am experienced with utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention interventions.
I understand living with OCD and anxiety symptoms can be difficult and scary, but with the right treatment, there can be relief. Focusing on a strengths-based approach, I am experienced with utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention interventions.
(706) 514-4115 View (706) 514-4115
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Ed Glauser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30605  (Online Only)
I have specialized training and certifications in Mind Body Medicine, Clinical Hypnosis, Yoga Philosophy, Behavioral Sleep, Stress and Pain Management, Online Counseling, as well as Mindfulness-based approaches for assisting individuals throughout the lifespan in experiencing relief from chronic pain, illness, insomnia, depression, stress, trauma and relationship issues. I am also a Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider. My graduate counseling degree is from the University of Georgia. I am Licensed in Florida (telemental health only), Georgia and North Carolina. Offering 100% Telemental Health Counseling.
I have specialized training and certifications in Mind Body Medicine, Clinical Hypnosis, Yoga Philosophy, Behavioral Sleep, Stress and Pain Management, Online Counseling, as well as Mindfulness-based approaches for assisting individuals throughout the lifespan in experiencing relief from chronic pain, illness, insomnia, depression, stress, trauma and relationship issues. I am also a Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider. My graduate counseling degree is from the University of Georgia. I am Licensed in Florida (telemental health only), Georgia and North Carolina. Offering 100% Telemental Health Counseling.
(706) 752-7194 View (706) 752-7194
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Tracey K Wyatt
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults and helping clients learn how to apply coping skills in day to day life, recognize how past events impact their present emotions, and improve their ability to have successful relationships. Whether this is adjusting to new roles in life, coping with overwhelming anxiety or enduring the stifling impact of traumatic experiences, there is all the aptitude needed to deal with these problems within the client. I can assist the client in developing and strengthening the skills needed to effectively manage their lives.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults and helping clients learn how to apply coping skills in day to day life, recognize how past events impact their present emotions, and improve their ability to have successful relationships. Whether this is adjusting to new roles in life, coping with overwhelming anxiety or enduring the stifling impact of traumatic experiences, there is all the aptitude needed to deal with these problems within the client. I can assist the client in developing and strengthening the skills needed to effectively manage their lives.
(855) 810-9008 View (855) 810-9008
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Jake Forgay
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
The pursuit of well-being, health, meaning, joy, and peace is an on-going, confusing and complex journey. Fear, anxiety, dissociation, trauma, depression, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts strip us from our agency, disconnect us from our deeper intentions, values, and priorities, and hijack our capacity to live fully enriched, meaningful lives. Making sense of these experiences is often fraught with shame, confusion, frustration, and can leave one feeling powerless and overwhelmed.
The pursuit of well-being, health, meaning, joy, and peace is an on-going, confusing and complex journey. Fear, anxiety, dissociation, trauma, depression, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts strip us from our agency, disconnect us from our deeper intentions, values, and priorities, and hijack our capacity to live fully enriched, meaningful lives. Making sense of these experiences is often fraught with shame, confusion, frustration, and can leave one feeling powerless and overwhelmed.
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Meredith Payne
Counselor, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
Hi there! My name is Meredith. I am so glad you found my page. I work with children (ages 3-11), teens, college age adults, and adults. I primarily work with anxiety, ADHD, trauma, low-self esteem, and behavioral issues. My goal is to empower you/your child to discover the tools needed to overcome life's struggles. I am passionate about creating a welcoming environment where you/your child feel safe and validated. I would be so honored to walk with you through your journey of self-discovery and healing. You are already one step closer to creating the life you desire!
Hi there! My name is Meredith. I am so glad you found my page. I work with children (ages 3-11), teens, college age adults, and adults. I primarily work with anxiety, ADHD, trauma, low-self esteem, and behavioral issues. My goal is to empower you/your child to discover the tools needed to overcome life's struggles. I am passionate about creating a welcoming environment where you/your child feel safe and validated. I would be so honored to walk with you through your journey of self-discovery and healing. You are already one step closer to creating the life you desire!
(678) 726-5117 View (678) 726-5117
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Katie Cope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30605
I'm so glad you've decide to take the first steps in this journey! I work primarily with young adults, children, adolescents, and individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+. I enjoy working with people exploring their identity, navigating life transitions, experiencing anxiety/depression, and trauma. As a relational therapist, I use a person-centered approach and believe that the relationship between therapist and client is the strongest tool in therapy. I aim to create a collaborative and compassionate environment during my sessions, striving to provide a non-judgmental and affirming approach to my practice.
I'm so glad you've decide to take the first steps in this journey! I work primarily with young adults, children, adolescents, and individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+. I enjoy working with people exploring their identity, navigating life transitions, experiencing anxiety/depression, and trauma. As a relational therapist, I use a person-centered approach and believe that the relationship between therapist and client is the strongest tool in therapy. I aim to create a collaborative and compassionate environment during my sessions, striving to provide a non-judgmental and affirming approach to my practice.
(762) 787-9712 View (762) 787-9712
Photo of Crystal N. Whetstone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clarke County, GA
Crystal N. Whetstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601
Everyone experiences the usual ups and downs that life throws at you. Sometimes, these moments in our lives become more than we can handle alone. Do you find yourself overwhelmed and not knowing when it's okay to ask for help? It’s not easy, but it can be the first step toward healthier functioning, improved relationships, & personal growth. Together, in a safe & supportive environment, we can uncover destructive patterns, identify strengths, & develop healthier ways of coping. Let me help guide you on your journey to find peace, strength, healing, & to become the best version of yourself.
Everyone experiences the usual ups and downs that life throws at you. Sometimes, these moments in our lives become more than we can handle alone. Do you find yourself overwhelmed and not knowing when it's okay to ask for help? It’s not easy, but it can be the first step toward healthier functioning, improved relationships, & personal growth. Together, in a safe & supportive environment, we can uncover destructive patterns, identify strengths, & develop healthier ways of coping. Let me help guide you on your journey to find peace, strength, healing, & to become the best version of yourself.
(478) 395-8004 View (478) 395-8004
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Kayla Hendricks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
As you read, I hope you find a moment of self-celebration for your courageous choice toward well-being. Whether you are new to therapy, or returning, welcome. Every person has a story that deserves to be heard and understood. While I am not here to solve life’s problem for you, I am here to listen, empower, and walk with you on your path towards purposeful change and peace of mind.I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, but have a passion working with young adults. Emerging adulthood is often depicted as the prime of life; however some struggle with feeling anxiety, depression, and stress.
As you read, I hope you find a moment of self-celebration for your courageous choice toward well-being. Whether you are new to therapy, or returning, welcome. Every person has a story that deserves to be heard and understood. While I am not here to solve life’s problem for you, I am here to listen, empower, and walk with you on your path towards purposeful change and peace of mind.I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, but have a passion working with young adults. Emerging adulthood is often depicted as the prime of life; however some struggle with feeling anxiety, depression, and stress.
(706) 425-8900 x737 View (706) 425-8900 x737
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Lauren M Liverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30607  (Online Only)
"Life is so stressful right now - I wish I had a safe, emotionally-neutral space to process it all!" Does this sound like you? Hi there, I'm Lauren. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience helping people navigate difficult life challenges, including illness, grief, caregiving issues, and how they impact you and your relationships. I partner with my clients and explore how the various aspects of their lives intersect - including work, relationships, and their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Some life challenges are unavoidable - let's talk about how you can navigate them better.
"Life is so stressful right now - I wish I had a safe, emotionally-neutral space to process it all!" Does this sound like you? Hi there, I'm Lauren. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience helping people navigate difficult life challenges, including illness, grief, caregiving issues, and how they impact you and your relationships. I partner with my clients and explore how the various aspects of their lives intersect - including work, relationships, and their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Some life challenges are unavoidable - let's talk about how you can navigate them better.
(706) 670-2536 View (706) 670-2536
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Denny Pettway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I work with people who present with a broad range of problems and life issues. My clients often feel overburdened, stressed out and maybe even trapped. I specialize in helping people with relationships, life stress, and, of course, anxiety, depression, and addictive problems. Questions about parenting? I'm a facilitator of the Parenting with Love and Logic curriculum.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I work with people who present with a broad range of problems and life issues. My clients often feel overburdened, stressed out and maybe even trapped. I specialize in helping people with relationships, life stress, and, of course, anxiety, depression, and addictive problems. Questions about parenting? I'm a facilitator of the Parenting with Love and Logic curriculum.
(706) 918-8730 View (706) 918-8730
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Hailey Garfinkel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
My focus is on helping your child understand and express their emotions while providing them with the tools they need to thrive. With a strength-based framework, I strongly believe understanding my clients – their strengths, interests, needs, and learning styles. Communication styles vary widely, and I acknowledge and incorporate non-speaking communication methods for those who prefer them. I am here to empower individuals to understand how their minds work and navigate the world in a way that suits them best.
My focus is on helping your child understand and express their emotions while providing them with the tools they need to thrive. With a strength-based framework, I strongly believe understanding my clients – their strengths, interests, needs, and learning styles. Communication styles vary widely, and I acknowledge and incorporate non-speaking communication methods for those who prefer them. I am here to empower individuals to understand how their minds work and navigate the world in a way that suits them best.
(706) 850-7041 View (706) 850-7041
Photo of Suzanne Morgan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Clarke County, GA
Suzanne Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIRT, LFYP, I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
Are you a woman who is successful but is yearning for a loving relationship? Perhaps you are getting divorced and need to find your footing. As a Relationship Therapist with 25 years experience counseling, I can help you identify relational/thinking/behavior patterns and take bold new steps to bring greater satisfaction in romantic, family, social/work relationships. I see individuals/couples dealing with cycles of conflict, emotional disconnection, lack of emotional/physical intimacy, affairs/emotional betrayals, dating challenges or who want to have deeper conversations about feelings, needs, and love languages.
Are you a woman who is successful but is yearning for a loving relationship? Perhaps you are getting divorced and need to find your footing. As a Relationship Therapist with 25 years experience counseling, I can help you identify relational/thinking/behavior patterns and take bold new steps to bring greater satisfaction in romantic, family, social/work relationships. I see individuals/couples dealing with cycles of conflict, emotional disconnection, lack of emotional/physical intimacy, affairs/emotional betrayals, dating challenges or who want to have deeper conversations about feelings, needs, and love languages.
(706) 425-8900 View (706) 425-8900
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Alex Kinney Gunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Alex works as an individual therapist helping heal women, ages 18+, from their struggles with anxiety and depression. Her lighthearted, warm approach to therapy encourages openness, vulnerability and thus healing. Alex loves to help clients grow by staying true to their authentic selves through self-awareness & self-compassion. She believes that being genuine to one’s true self helps us reach a greater sense of self-worth and fulfillment in our lives. You can expect her sessions to feel comfortable and relaxed, because she finds it important to model genuineness and authenticity to her clients.
Alex works as an individual therapist helping heal women, ages 18+, from their struggles with anxiety and depression. Her lighthearted, warm approach to therapy encourages openness, vulnerability and thus healing. Alex loves to help clients grow by staying true to their authentic selves through self-awareness & self-compassion. She believes that being genuine to one’s true self helps us reach a greater sense of self-worth and fulfillment in our lives. You can expect her sessions to feel comfortable and relaxed, because she finds it important to model genuineness and authenticity to her clients.
(706) 430-3198 View (706) 430-3198
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Daphne Jones
Psychologist, MEd, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30605  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and Welcome! I go by Dr. J and I am part of the clinical team at the Aguirre Center for Inclusive Psychotherapy. I seek to empower my clients by exploring how dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression have shaped their lives and/or resulted in marginalization, discrimination, and trauma. I greatly enjoy working with individuals who hold minoritized identities, particularly individuals and couples/polycules from the Q+BIPOC and Neurodivergent communities. Additionally, I enjoy working with athletes, and as a former collegiate athlete, I understand the unique internal and external pressures that athletes often face.
Hello and Welcome! I go by Dr. J and I am part of the clinical team at the Aguirre Center for Inclusive Psychotherapy. I seek to empower my clients by exploring how dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression have shaped their lives and/or resulted in marginalization, discrimination, and trauma. I greatly enjoy working with individuals who hold minoritized identities, particularly individuals and couples/polycules from the Q+BIPOC and Neurodivergent communities. Additionally, I enjoy working with athletes, and as a former collegiate athlete, I understand the unique internal and external pressures that athletes often face.
(706) 918-8876 View (706) 918-8876
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Aj Mercer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606  (Online Only)
AJ is here to provide the space needed to explore your inner self & what it means to be uniquely you. AJ is a LMSW w/ 5 years of experience in the field. They've worked w/ adults who struggle w/ trauma, depression, anxiety, & substance misuse. They've also worked in crisis intervention & harm reduction. AJ uses various clinical approaches, such as person-centered theory, strengths-based theory, acceptance & commitment theory (ACT), mindfulness-based theory, & somatic therapy.
AJ is here to provide the space needed to explore your inner self & what it means to be uniquely you. AJ is a LMSW w/ 5 years of experience in the field. They've worked w/ adults who struggle w/ trauma, depression, anxiety, & substance misuse. They've also worked in crisis intervention & harm reduction. AJ uses various clinical approaches, such as person-centered theory, strengths-based theory, acceptance & commitment theory (ACT), mindfulness-based theory, & somatic therapy.
(706) 862-5093 View (706) 862-5093
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Nile Sedgwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
I provide psychotherapy in the Athens area, specializing in treating symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and substance use. I also have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community and with clients on the spectrum. Clients range from adolescent to adult.
I provide psychotherapy in the Athens area, specializing in treating symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and substance use. I also have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community and with clients on the spectrum. Clients range from adolescent to adult.
(912) 244-9424 View (912) 244-9424

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Number of Therapists in Clarke County, GA

400+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Clarke County, GA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
82% Depression
67% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD
59% Relationship Issues
55% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Clarke County, GA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clarke 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.