Therapists in Dawson County, GA

Photo of Lauren Mullins, MA, LPC, LMHC, Counselor
Lauren Mullins
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Anxiety and depression can feel overwhelming and paralyzing. I am passionate about supporting adults and adolescents through the mountains and valleys of life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer hope, compassion and professional assistance, without judgement, to clients ready for change. Are you feeling trapped by your fears or insecurities? Have stressful life events left you weary and doubtful? I get it. I get YOU, and I'm here to help and support you on your journey.
Anxiety and depression can feel overwhelming and paralyzing. I am passionate about supporting adults and adolescents through the mountains and valleys of life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer hope, compassion and professional assistance, without judgement, to clients ready for change. Are you feeling trapped by your fears or insecurities? Have stressful life events left you weary and doubtful? I get it. I get YOU, and I'm here to help and support you on your journey.
(941) 564-0874 View (941) 564-0874
Photo of Tina M Wallis, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tina M Wallis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Would you like to improve the quality of your relationships and be more fulfilled both personally and professionally? Therapy can help! Does it feel like you keep repeating the same mistakes and you can't figure out why? Are you struggling to heal from loss or past trauma? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here.
Would you like to improve the quality of your relationships and be more fulfilled both personally and professionally? Therapy can help! Does it feel like you keep repeating the same mistakes and you can't figure out why? Are you struggling to heal from loss or past trauma? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here.
(706) 503-7142 View (706) 503-7142
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Karla Redman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534
You have taken the first major step of getting healthier by acknowledging there is a concern and you are reaching out. My goal is to provide you a safe and comfortable environment to begin this journey. Change is possible. If you have experienced trauma, I can help you in the healing process. If you need someone to guide you through a difficult situation, I am here. I have been practicing in Mental Health since the 80's and many people have crossed my path. I love what I do and look forward to being there for you during this difficult time.
You have taken the first major step of getting healthier by acknowledging there is a concern and you are reaching out. My goal is to provide you a safe and comfortable environment to begin this journey. Change is possible. If you have experienced trauma, I can help you in the healing process. If you need someone to guide you through a difficult situation, I am here. I have been practicing in Mental Health since the 80's and many people have crossed my path. I love what I do and look forward to being there for you during this difficult time.
(678) 884-4035 View (678) 884-4035
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Jennifer Hosea
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
If you or your loved one are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, and/or grief, it may be time to seek support from a licensed counselor. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore feelings and experiences while promoting personal growth. Since I am extensively trained and experienced in play therapy, I am most known for working with children and teens. However, I do provide counseling for all ages.
If you or your loved one are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, and/or grief, it may be time to seek support from a licensed counselor. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore feelings and experiences while promoting personal growth. Since I am extensively trained and experienced in play therapy, I am most known for working with children and teens. However, I do provide counseling for all ages.
(706) 740-3660 View (706) 740-3660
living to help dui ddc counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ncacii
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Evaluation: Alcohol and Drug, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Cognitive Skills/Impulse Control, Mental Health. Alcohol and Drug Education,Certified Clinical Evaluations and Treatment Providers: State certified Clinical Evaluations and ASAM Level I treatment provider for the DUI Intervention Program of Georgia. Cognitive Skills CounselingThe focus is on developing right thought and right action, reprogramming and restructuring patterns. Shoplifting Diversion Program: This is a 6 week, "offense-specific" program for those charged with/convicted of shoplifting. Life Skills class , Anger Management ,Alcohol Awareness: A 4 hour educational class or Victim Impact Panel. Marijuana Education and Treatment
Evaluation: Alcohol and Drug, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Cognitive Skills/Impulse Control, Mental Health. Alcohol and Drug Education,Certified Clinical Evaluations and Treatment Providers: State certified Clinical Evaluations and ASAM Level I treatment provider for the DUI Intervention Program of Georgia. Cognitive Skills CounselingThe focus is on developing right thought and right action, reprogramming and restructuring patterns. Shoplifting Diversion Program: This is a 6 week, "offense-specific" program for those charged with/convicted of shoplifting. Life Skills class , Anger Management ,Alcohol Awareness: A 4 hour educational class or Victim Impact Panel. Marijuana Education and Treatment
(678) 932-0391 View (678) 932-0391
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Kathy A Howell
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Addressing spirit, soul, body--each area affecting the others significantly. We facilitate healing through life's emotional issues that affect spiritual and physical health. I assist the hurting person to let go of painful emotions, distorted thinking patterns and ineffective behaviors. These issues are addressed by therapy modalities such as Critical Incident Debriefing, hypnosis, meditation/centering, EMDR, EFT, beliefs restructuring, life/health coaching, divorce recovery, & Spiritual awakening/ascention.
Addressing spirit, soul, body--each area affecting the others significantly. We facilitate healing through life's emotional issues that affect spiritual and physical health. I assist the hurting person to let go of painful emotions, distorted thinking patterns and ineffective behaviors. These issues are addressed by therapy modalities such as Critical Incident Debriefing, hypnosis, meditation/centering, EMDR, EFT, beliefs restructuring, life/health coaching, divorce recovery, & Spiritual awakening/ascention.
(706) 468-3362 View (706) 468-3362
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Mercedes Kamerman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
With nearly 10 years of experience in private practice, I have worked closely with a multitude of diverse individuals, couples and families from all walks of life, treating numerous, distinct conditions. I love my work and am often described by my clients as warm, authentic, empathic and knowledgeable. I’m proud of being a psychologist, and I hope you reach out to tell me what I can do to help you.
With nearly 10 years of experience in private practice, I have worked closely with a multitude of diverse individuals, couples and families from all walks of life, treating numerous, distinct conditions. I love my work and am often described by my clients as warm, authentic, empathic and knowledgeable. I’m proud of being a psychologist, and I hope you reach out to tell me what I can do to help you.
(706) 909-3853 View (706) 909-3853
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Rhiannon Langham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Healing cannot truly begin until we are ready to sit down, pull off the bandages, and clean out our old wounds. This is just as true of our mental and emotional wounds as it is of our physical wounds. If what you’ve tried hasn’t been working, then it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. While I tend to work primarily from a cognitive-behavioral approach, I also believe that therapy is unique to each client and will pull from various other therapeutic perspectives in order to provide the best care possible to each client.
Healing cannot truly begin until we are ready to sit down, pull off the bandages, and clean out our old wounds. This is just as true of our mental and emotional wounds as it is of our physical wounds. If what you’ve tried hasn’t been working, then it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. While I tend to work primarily from a cognitive-behavioral approach, I also believe that therapy is unique to each client and will pull from various other therapeutic perspectives in order to provide the best care possible to each client.
(706) 873-5540 View (706) 873-5540
Photo of Jodi Cofer, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jodi Cofer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Finding the right counselor to walk along side you can be difficult! I believe wholeheartedly that healing is possible for anyone who is willing to embrace the journey. I have a varied background which gives me particular insight into individuals struggling with trauma, shame, addiction, depression, anxiety, and family conflict. I am particularly interested in marriage therapy and have equipping through the Gottman Institute. As a part of our partnership I hope to provide a safe place where you find healing and hope because my desire is to help my clients have the best possible experience in all aspects of their lives.
Finding the right counselor to walk along side you can be difficult! I believe wholeheartedly that healing is possible for anyone who is willing to embrace the journey. I have a varied background which gives me particular insight into individuals struggling with trauma, shame, addiction, depression, anxiety, and family conflict. I am particularly interested in marriage therapy and have equipping through the Gottman Institute. As a part of our partnership I hope to provide a safe place where you find healing and hope because my desire is to help my clients have the best possible experience in all aspects of their lives.
(678) 264-3065 View (678) 264-3065
Photo of Michelle A. Matthews, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Michelle A. Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Hello! My name is Michelle Matthews and I have been a therapist for 21 years. My specialties include, trauma (EMDR certified, trained for 13 years), relationship issues, blended families and anxiety. I am an LGBTQ+ ally.
Hello! My name is Michelle Matthews and I have been a therapist for 21 years. My specialties include, trauma (EMDR certified, trained for 13 years), relationship issues, blended families and anxiety. I am an LGBTQ+ ally.
(404) 476-6797 View (404) 476-6797
Photo of Laurie Costello, MFT, LAPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Laurie Costello
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT, LAPC
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
There are times in our lives when we get stuck - in relationships or with feelings of anxiety, fear, depression, anger, low self esteem, stress or loss. These thoughts and feelings get in the way of our happiness and our ability to function optimally. Old coping skills, which once worked for us, we still use because they are familiar and comfortable but are no longer helpful and often become part of the problem. I consider my ability to connect with you, to "be real", to be trustworthy, mindfully present and to provide a safe space by being nonjudgmental & empathetic to be the foundation for your positive change.
There are times in our lives when we get stuck - in relationships or with feelings of anxiety, fear, depression, anger, low self esteem, stress or loss. These thoughts and feelings get in the way of our happiness and our ability to function optimally. Old coping skills, which once worked for us, we still use because they are familiar and comfortable but are no longer helpful and often become part of the problem. I consider my ability to connect with you, to "be real", to be trustworthy, mindfully present and to provide a safe space by being nonjudgmental & empathetic to be the foundation for your positive change.
(678) 252-6944 View (678) 252-6944
Photo of Joe Stapp, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Joe Stapp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Are you at a point where you or a loved one has lost hope? With over 27 years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, marriages, and families, I've seen many find hope that was previously absent by using a short-term, targeted, and effective approach to counseling. Each therapist has unique strengths. Mine is working through tough problems other therapists don't prefer to treat by seeing clients in their homes rather than in an office. Most people are able to see a significant change within 6 months. Counseling should not last forever and neither should your struggles
Are you at a point where you or a loved one has lost hope? With over 27 years of experience helping children, adolescents, adults, marriages, and families, I've seen many find hope that was previously absent by using a short-term, targeted, and effective approach to counseling. Each therapist has unique strengths. Mine is working through tough problems other therapists don't prefer to treat by seeing clients in their homes rather than in an office. Most people are able to see a significant change within 6 months. Counseling should not last forever and neither should your struggles
(706) 408-0692 View (706) 408-0692
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Dr. Chloé Lawrence
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, CAGCS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534  (Online Only)
"The future depends on what you do today." - Mahatma Gandhi. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I treat various issues, including grief & loss, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem & identity issues, and more. I strive to assist my clients with developing coping skills for daily life, stronger positive relationships with others, and increase client independence. I work to create a non-judgmental, safe space for individuals to feel comfortable and respected. I am privileged to walk alongside clients who have reached out for assistance.
"The future depends on what you do today." - Mahatma Gandhi. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I treat various issues, including grief & loss, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem & identity issues, and more. I strive to assist my clients with developing coping skills for daily life, stronger positive relationships with others, and increase client independence. I work to create a non-judgmental, safe space for individuals to feel comfortable and respected. I am privileged to walk alongside clients who have reached out for assistance.
(225) 263-4061 View (225) 263-4061
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Irma Christie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534  (Online Only)
Life happens, take that first step towards healing. Whatever the issue, needs or goals, we can work together to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. Mental health is often overlooked and when left unchecked it may wreak havoc on the physical body. It is so important to look at the whole person. Studies have shown being outside reduces feelings of depression and anxiety. Due to this finding, I also offer eco-therapy. Here are 2 options to choose from: 1. Video (HIPAA compliant platform) sessions 2. Outdoor setting
Life happens, take that first step towards healing. Whatever the issue, needs or goals, we can work together to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. Mental health is often overlooked and when left unchecked it may wreak havoc on the physical body. It is so important to look at the whole person. Studies have shown being outside reduces feelings of depression and anxiety. Due to this finding, I also offer eco-therapy. Here are 2 options to choose from: 1. Video (HIPAA compliant platform) sessions 2. Outdoor setting
(770) 809-3744 View (770) 809-3744
Photo of Stephanie Marusarz, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Stephanie Marusarz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Welcome. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my goal is to give my clients hope. My areas of specialty include , teenagers and adults who are in need of assistance and guidance in overcoming life's challenges that may include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, substance abuse, as well as marriage counseling. Being in the field for 12 years, I have worked with a wide variety of individual and group therapies. Being in a career that helps others to reach their full potential and overcome those sometime challenging areas of their lives is the best part of my job. I look forward to working with you.
Welcome. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my goal is to give my clients hope. My areas of specialty include , teenagers and adults who are in need of assistance and guidance in overcoming life's challenges that may include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, substance abuse, as well as marriage counseling. Being in the field for 12 years, I have worked with a wide variety of individual and group therapies. Being in a career that helps others to reach their full potential and overcome those sometime challenging areas of their lives is the best part of my job. I look forward to working with you.
(762) 583-8293 View (762) 583-8293
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Charles L Britt, Jr., MS, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Are you or do you know someone who is suffering from problems such as depression, anxiety,anger or addiction? Many of us at times find ourselves or our loved ones trapped and having difficulty finding a way out of the problems life brings. Through the suffering and the pain we are tempted to give up in despair, unable to see a way through the confusion and hopelessness.As a Christian counselor I seek to minister to the mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual, couple or families who may be struggling with various problems.
Are you or do you know someone who is suffering from problems such as depression, anxiety,anger or addiction? Many of us at times find ourselves or our loved ones trapped and having difficulty finding a way out of the problems life brings. Through the suffering and the pain we are tempted to give up in despair, unable to see a way through the confusion and hopelessness.As a Christian counselor I seek to minister to the mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual, couple or families who may be struggling with various problems.
(706) 216-4735 x1 View (706) 216-4735 x1
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The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine
MD
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Leading outpatient addiction treatment center, offering detoxes using the innovative Coleman Method since 2012. Our innovative withdrawal management programs have helped thousands of people free themselves from addiction to Opioids, Suboxone®, Methadone, and Alcohol. Originally founded in Richmond, Virginia, the Coleman Network has expanded to cover 13 cities across the U.S., including Dr. Hossain's practice at Bay Center for Pain Management , PC.
Leading outpatient addiction treatment center, offering detoxes using the innovative Coleman Method since 2012. Our innovative withdrawal management programs have helped thousands of people free themselves from addiction to Opioids, Suboxone®, Methadone, and Alcohol. Originally founded in Richmond, Virginia, the Coleman Network has expanded to cover 13 cities across the U.S., including Dr. Hossain's practice at Bay Center for Pain Management , PC.
(727) 325-6718 View (727) 325-6718
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The Counseling Group LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CPCS, CFMHE
Verified Verified
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Here at The Counseling Group LLC, we have a variety of counselors who are trained in many different types of therapy. During the intake process, the intake coordinator will select the counselor who matches your needs the best. The list of specialties are based on all our counselors. Please visit our website to review our counselors and therapies they practice. We look forward to working with you.
Here at The Counseling Group LLC, we have a variety of counselors who are trained in many different types of therapy. During the intake process, the intake coordinator will select the counselor who matches your needs the best. The list of specialties are based on all our counselors. Please visit our website to review our counselors and therapies they practice. We look forward to working with you.
(678) 956-6479 View (678) 956-6479
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Cheryl A. O'Connell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, BC-TMH, TPMC996
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534  (Online Only)
Relationships, Marriage, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Teenager, Grief (family, friends or pets). With over 20yrs of therapeutic experience my overall passion is helping Individuals, Teens, Couples & Families discover the truth in their current circumstances & together developing a peaceful, livable solution. ALL appointments are Virtual Telemental Health. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Relationships, Marriage, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Teenager, Grief (family, friends or pets). With over 20yrs of therapeutic experience my overall passion is helping Individuals, Teens, Couples & Families discover the truth in their current circumstances & together developing a peaceful, livable solution. ALL appointments are Virtual Telemental Health. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
(404) 919-7334 View (404) 919-7334
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Pam (Pamela) Landreth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dawsonville, GA 30534
As a therapist, I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing life transitions (young adulthood, changes in relationship status) and utilize an integrated approach valuing the unification of body, mind and spirit. I enjoy working from a foundation of connection, with a focus on the healing properties of the therapeutic relationship. I am trained in Brainspotting and also use relaxation / visualization exercises to assist my clients in experiencing grounding during our sessions. My goal is to partner with my clients to assist them in working toward creating a meaningful life.
As a therapist, I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing life transitions (young adulthood, changes in relationship status) and utilize an integrated approach valuing the unification of body, mind and spirit. I enjoy working from a foundation of connection, with a focus on the healing properties of the therapeutic relationship. I am trained in Brainspotting and also use relaxation / visualization exercises to assist my clients in experiencing grounding during our sessions. My goal is to partner with my clients to assist them in working toward creating a meaningful life.
(770) 626-5734 View (770) 626-5734

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Number of Therapists in Dawson County, GA

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Dawson County, GA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
75% Stress
71% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
81% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Dawson County, GA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dawson 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.