Therapists in Cobb, GA

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Patrick P Aaron-Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cobb, GA 31735
Every journey in life begins with a choice. Sometimes, we are faced with challenging choices involving family, children, job, sexual identity disclosure, or mental health issues. When confronted with these situations, we often get stuck and we find ourselves feeling confused or indecisive, or just plain tired and overwhelmed. These kinds of life experiences can affect our mood, mental well-being, physical health and emotional stability. They can shake our confidence and self-esteem.There is hope! I am, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years serving the needs of couples, families and children. My experience
Every journey in life begins with a choice. Sometimes, we are faced with challenging choices involving family, children, job, sexual identity disclosure, or mental health issues. When confronted with these situations, we often get stuck and we find ourselves feeling confused or indecisive, or just plain tired and overwhelmed. These kinds of life experiences can affect our mood, mental well-being, physical health and emotional stability. They can shake our confidence and self-esteem.There is hope! I am, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years serving the needs of couples, families and children. My experience
(678) 647-9981 View (678) 647-9981
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Roberta (Bobbi) Ballard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cobb, GA 31735  (Online Only)
You know you aren’t living your fullest life, because fear and anxiety is interfering with what you want and need to do. All you want to do is break free from this anxiety! I get it, and I can help you. Anxiety is treatable, and I have particular expertise treating phobias and OCD. It's exhausting to cope with anxiety, and it can make you vulnerable to depression, burnout, and problems at home and with your job. I am confident that therapy can help you find relief from the grip of fear, panic and anxiety. The same way that anxiety can spiral out of control, it can also spiral back down to a soft landing of serenity and confidence.
You know you aren’t living your fullest life, because fear and anxiety is interfering with what you want and need to do. All you want to do is break free from this anxiety! I get it, and I can help you. Anxiety is treatable, and I have particular expertise treating phobias and OCD. It's exhausting to cope with anxiety, and it can make you vulnerable to depression, burnout, and problems at home and with your job. I am confident that therapy can help you find relief from the grip of fear, panic and anxiety. The same way that anxiety can spiral out of control, it can also spiral back down to a soft landing of serenity and confidence.
(770) 809-6418 View (770) 809-6418
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LaVerne Ware
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Cobb, GA 31735  (Online Only)
The decision to seek counseling is the first step to self care. I specialize in providing a safe, judgement free environment that allows individuals to approach any topic including intimacy and feeling overwhelmed by life's responsibilities. My mission is to help women transform their personal and relationship challenges into opportunities for growth.
The decision to seek counseling is the first step to self care. I specialize in providing a safe, judgement free environment that allows individuals to approach any topic including intimacy and feeling overwhelmed by life's responsibilities. My mission is to help women transform their personal and relationship challenges into opportunities for growth.
(404) 390-4649 View (404) 390-4649
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Dr. Manuela Martinaitis
Counselor, MA, APC, MBA, Ed D, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cobb, GA 31735
Accepting New Clients! “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung. Manuela has a background in education and business and a desire to help people find psychological wholeness. She is concurrently training as a Jungian Analyst and believes self-awareness, self-understanding, and self-acceptance are three pillars to fostering our truest self.
Accepting New Clients! “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung. Manuela has a background in education and business and a desire to help people find psychological wholeness. She is concurrently training as a Jungian Analyst and believes self-awareness, self-understanding, and self-acceptance are three pillars to fostering our truest self.
(678) 680-5254 View (678) 680-5254

More Therapists Nearby

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Brandon Santan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Leslie, GA 31764
Dr. Brandon Santan is a licensed professional counselor and Ph.D. level therapist who considers himself a general mental health and relationship therapist. Dr. Santan specializes in anxiety issues, such as generalized anxiety, OCD, and phobias. Dr. Santan also specializes in addictions and relationship distress. Dr. Santan has a holistic and person-centered approach to counseling that relies on the CBT family of therapeutic modalities during treatment.
Dr. Brandon Santan is a licensed professional counselor and Ph.D. level therapist who considers himself a general mental health and relationship therapist. Dr. Santan specializes in anxiety issues, such as generalized anxiety, OCD, and phobias. Dr. Santan also specializes in addictions and relationship distress. Dr. Santan has a holistic and person-centered approach to counseling that relies on the CBT family of therapeutic modalities during treatment.
(770) 562-7356 View (770) 562-7356
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Debby L Lazarine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Leslie, GA 31764
I am a licensed clinical social worker with direct experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, utilizing a wide range of modalities in order to maximize a person-centered approach. I received a Master’s degree in Social Work in December 2016 from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. In 2018, my family and I relocated to South Georgia.Since then, I worked with adolescents at Donalsonville Hospital Behavioral Health Unit, and I completed the Georgia required hours to become an LCSW in September 2020.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with direct experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, utilizing a wide range of modalities in order to maximize a person-centered approach. I received a Master’s degree in Social Work in December 2016 from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. In 2018, my family and I relocated to South Georgia.Since then, I worked with adolescents at Donalsonville Hospital Behavioral Health Unit, and I completed the Georgia required hours to become an LCSW in September 2020.
(470) 517-7002 View (470) 517-7002
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Teresa Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Leslie, GA 31764
Hello, my name is Teresa Carter and I go by Terri. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed by the state of Georgia, where I live and provide therapy across the state via telehealth. I primarily work with adults 18 and older experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and relationship concerns. The modalities I most rely upon include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-Mindfulness to help my clients progressively regain their life balance.
Hello, my name is Teresa Carter and I go by Terri. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed by the state of Georgia, where I live and provide therapy across the state via telehealth. I primarily work with adults 18 and older experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and relationship concerns. The modalities I most rely upon include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-Mindfulness to help my clients progressively regain their life balance.
(470) 693-7908 View (470) 693-7908

Online Therapists

Photo of Jacqueline Jackson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jacqueline Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Macon, GA 31204
Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson “It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.” It is when we are faced with our greatest fears when we are in need of someone who we can trust to hear those fears and assist us with equipping ourselves with life skills/tools to overcome and conquer them. I have over 28 years of clinical experience assisting others on how to achieve their best life. It is my belief solutions to our problems are within us.
Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson “It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.” It is when we are faced with our greatest fears when we are in need of someone who we can trust to hear those fears and assist us with equipping ourselves with life skills/tools to overcome and conquer them. I have over 28 years of clinical experience assisting others on how to achieve their best life. It is my belief solutions to our problems are within us.
(478) 796-9157 View (478) 796-9157
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Wendy Mason
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lyons, GA 30436
Welcome, my name is Wendy Mason and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I work individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues including addiction, alcohol use, anger management, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, and relationship issues.
Welcome, my name is Wendy Mason and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I work individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues including addiction, alcohol use, anger management, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, and relationship issues.
(470) 594-4603 View (470) 594-4603
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Summer Moon
Counselor, MA
Not Verified Not Verified
Lagrange, GA 30240
My name is Summer, and my areas of practice include substance use disorder, addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety and change of life stressors. I am also passionate about providing care to children and adolescents. I am a mother of two and have volunteered working with children in the past. I believe early intervention may promote better coping, resiliency and hope for the future. I am currently working under supervision in Lagrange, GA. I earned both my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lagrange College.
My name is Summer, and my areas of practice include substance use disorder, addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety and change of life stressors. I am also passionate about providing care to children and adolescents. I am a mother of two and have volunteered working with children in the past. I believe early intervention may promote better coping, resiliency and hope for the future. I am currently working under supervision in Lagrange, GA. I earned both my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lagrange College.
(706) 203-3423 View (706) 203-3423
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1up Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC, NCC, C-DBT, MS
Verified Verified
Warner Robins, GA 31088
1up Counseling welcomes clients ages 6 through 64, with a specialized focus on children, teenagers, and young adults. We provide an enthusiastic and fresh brand of therapy that blends traditional empirical therapeutic techniques with a new and modern approach. The 1up staff will create an individualized treatment plan to help you tackle your goals step by step. Equipped to handle both individual and family/group therapy, our sessions are focused, and our counselors are prepared to arm you with the skills you need to function at your best.
1up Counseling welcomes clients ages 6 through 64, with a specialized focus on children, teenagers, and young adults. We provide an enthusiastic and fresh brand of therapy that blends traditional empirical therapeutic techniques with a new and modern approach. The 1up staff will create an individualized treatment plan to help you tackle your goals step by step. Equipped to handle both individual and family/group therapy, our sessions are focused, and our counselors are prepared to arm you with the skills you need to function at your best.
(478) 200-3709 View (478) 200-3709
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Shanon Thompson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Hello and welcome. I am your preferred therapist Shanon Thompson, LPC, NBCC. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals for therapy. I utilize CBT techniques and use a client centered approach. I have worked with a wide age range of clients in the community, virtual, and private practice settings. I have experience with clients who have challenges with anxiety, depression, stress, ADD, ADHD, anger management, addiction, bipolar, couples therapy, phobias, self harm, grief, trauma, etc.
Hello and welcome. I am your preferred therapist Shanon Thompson, LPC, NBCC. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals for therapy. I utilize CBT techniques and use a client centered approach. I have worked with a wide age range of clients in the community, virtual, and private practice settings. I have experience with clients who have challenges with anxiety, depression, stress, ADD, ADHD, anger management, addiction, bipolar, couples therapy, phobias, self harm, grief, trauma, etc.
(770) 270-3890 View (770) 270-3890
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Sierra Logan Berkner
LAMFT
Verified Verified
Warner Robins, GA 31088
I imagine my ideal client is someone who's navigating the twists and turns of life, facing relationship bumps (romantic or familial), and craving personal growth. They might be wrestling with questions about who they are or seeking strategies for managing stress and tough emotions. In the cozy space of therapy, my ideal client is not just looking for solutions; they're after a genuine connection and a partner in their journey. Whether it's overcoming obstacles, finding resilience, or celebrating wins, my ideal client is all about making positive changes and turning therapy into a space for self-discovery and shared growth.
I imagine my ideal client is someone who's navigating the twists and turns of life, facing relationship bumps (romantic or familial), and craving personal growth. They might be wrestling with questions about who they are or seeking strategies for managing stress and tough emotions. In the cozy space of therapy, my ideal client is not just looking for solutions; they're after a genuine connection and a partner in their journey. Whether it's overcoming obstacles, finding resilience, or celebrating wins, my ideal client is all about making positive changes and turning therapy into a space for self-discovery and shared growth.
(478) 249-0545 View (478) 249-0545
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Marie Danie Cadet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
My name is Marie Cadet. I am a Mental Health Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience. I have worked with adults, seniors, men, women, young and young adults with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, marriage, and divorce. My most common theoretical approaches are CBT, Client-Centered Therapy, the Gotten Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
My name is Marie Cadet. I am a Mental Health Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience. I have worked with adults, seniors, men, women, young and young adults with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, marriage, and divorce. My most common theoretical approaches are CBT, Client-Centered Therapy, the Gotten Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
(470) 577-7914 View (470) 577-7914
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APT Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31904
APT Counseling Services provide children, adult, and family therapy. Dr. Pass-Turner utilize highly skill techniques and strategies that promote empowerment and personal growth. She is a Doctor of Counseling Psychology who has worked in mental health for over 20 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisior, Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, National Cerfified Counselor, Doctoral Addictions Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor specialties assessment/evaluation and child custody.
APT Counseling Services provide children, adult, and family therapy. Dr. Pass-Turner utilize highly skill techniques and strategies that promote empowerment and personal growth. She is a Doctor of Counseling Psychology who has worked in mental health for over 20 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisior, Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, National Cerfified Counselor, Doctoral Addictions Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor specialties assessment/evaluation and child custody.
(706) 819-4236 View (706) 819-4236
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Griffin, GA 30223  (Online Only)
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(770) 728-6194 View (770) 728-6194
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Thomas Hutchison
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Macon, GA 31210
Dr. Thomas Hutchison is a Psychologist in Georgia who has been practicing since 2019. He is a "double eagle" "? he earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2014 and earned a Doctor of Psychology from Georgia Southern in 2019. Dr. Thomas takes an integrative approach to therapy with a focus on helping clients improve their quality of life. Outside of work, Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife, Catherine, and their dog, Dottie. When he's not spending time with them, he likes reading books or watching movies.
Dr. Thomas Hutchison is a Psychologist in Georgia who has been practicing since 2019. He is a "double eagle" "? he earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2014 and earned a Doctor of Psychology from Georgia Southern in 2019. Dr. Thomas takes an integrative approach to therapy with a focus on helping clients improve their quality of life. Outside of work, Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife, Catherine, and their dog, Dottie. When he's not spending time with them, he likes reading books or watching movies.
(478) 500-4938 View (478) 500-4938
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Hillary Mehas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901  (Online Only)
My passion is helping others navigate difficult times because sometimes life’s hurdles seem too big to conquer alone. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I provide therapy for teens (14+) and adults using a person-centered approach that incorporates a variety of techniques to meet the needs of each client. My specialties include: trauma/PTSD, anxiety, OCD, mood disorder, grief, relationship difficulties, stress management, and general life adjustment issues. If you are seeking a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming space to process life challenges, please give me a call. I look forward to working with you.
My passion is helping others navigate difficult times because sometimes life’s hurdles seem too big to conquer alone. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I provide therapy for teens (14+) and adults using a person-centered approach that incorporates a variety of techniques to meet the needs of each client. My specialties include: trauma/PTSD, anxiety, OCD, mood disorder, grief, relationship difficulties, stress management, and general life adjustment issues. If you are seeking a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming space to process life challenges, please give me a call. I look forward to working with you.
(785) 322-8812 View (785) 322-8812
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Brenda K Brunston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPRP
Verified Verified
Hahira, GA 31632  (Online Only)
As a therapist I meet individuals where they are right now and focus on where they want to be in order to live their best lives. I am an eclectic therapist who integrates several modalities including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
As a therapist I meet individuals where they are right now and focus on where they want to be in order to live their best lives. I am an eclectic therapist who integrates several modalities including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(229) 516-4483 View (229) 516-4483
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Katherine Holtzclaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gray, GA 31032
Hello! I am Katherine Holtzclaw. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and have enjoyed working with families, couples and adolescents in some capacity for 25 years. I am available to talk to you by telephone and answer any questions you may have before we schedule an initial appointment. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I currently have availability in Gray, Georgia. I look forward to meeting you.
Hello! I am Katherine Holtzclaw. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and have enjoyed working with families, couples and adolescents in some capacity for 25 years. I am available to talk to you by telephone and answer any questions you may have before we schedule an initial appointment. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I currently have availability in Gray, Georgia. I look forward to meeting you.
(478) 216-2912 View (478) 216-2912

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cobb, GA

< 10

Therapists in Cobb, GA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions
75% Grief
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Cobb, GA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cobb?

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.