Therapists in Decatur, GA

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Adrienne Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Decatur, GA 30035  (Online Only)
I am a therapist with over 13 years of clinical experience. I hold the belief that we are constantly learning and evolving from our life events. We become stronger as we grow through these experiences and learn more about ourselves. Self-acceptance and self-awareness are key to being able to live freely. Our sessions will be a journey of self-discovery. I will be here to guide and support you during this process. There may be tears, anger, laughter, and other emotions, but it is all part of the process that we will embark on together.
I am a therapist with over 13 years of clinical experience. I hold the belief that we are constantly learning and evolving from our life events. We become stronger as we grow through these experiences and learn more about ourselves. Self-acceptance and self-awareness are key to being able to live freely. Our sessions will be a journey of self-discovery. I will be here to guide and support you during this process. There may be tears, anger, laughter, and other emotions, but it is all part of the process that we will embark on together.
(678) 603-4136 View (678) 603-4136
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Rhea Gordon
Psychologist, PhD, CPCC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
My clients are young and older adults, women and men that are highly motivated to grow, learn and change. In therapy we focus on healing, recognizing strengths, maximizing new opportunities and moving powerfully into healthy relationships and life decisions. In coaching we focus on bold visioning, realizing a dream or endeavor, expanding and optimizing meaning, purpose and/or fulfillment in life. Emphasis is always on empowerment, strength based choices, bringing your whole self to bear, producing lasting lifestyle change and helping you clear away what's holding you back so you can courageously choose to thrive.
My clients are young and older adults, women and men that are highly motivated to grow, learn and change. In therapy we focus on healing, recognizing strengths, maximizing new opportunities and moving powerfully into healthy relationships and life decisions. In coaching we focus on bold visioning, realizing a dream or endeavor, expanding and optimizing meaning, purpose and/or fulfillment in life. Emphasis is always on empowerment, strength based choices, bringing your whole self to bear, producing lasting lifestyle change and helping you clear away what's holding you back so you can courageously choose to thrive.
(678) 971-3686 View (678) 971-3686
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Anne D Bartolucci
Psychologist, PhD, CBSM
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Insomnia is a disorder that touches every aspect of a person's life. There's nothing more miserable than struggling to sleep, which seems like it should be so natural and easy. Then, during the day, you wonder why, if you're so tired, is it so hard to sleep at night? It is possible to get sufficient high-quality sleep without the use of medication. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia (CBT-I) has been recommended as the first line of treatment for chronic insomnia, and I have seen it work in clients from age 15 up to 90+.
Insomnia is a disorder that touches every aspect of a person's life. There's nothing more miserable than struggling to sleep, which seems like it should be so natural and easy. Then, during the day, you wonder why, if you're so tired, is it so hard to sleep at night? It is possible to get sufficient high-quality sleep without the use of medication. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia (CBT-I) has been recommended as the first line of treatment for chronic insomnia, and I have seen it work in clients from age 15 up to 90+.
(404) 566-6151 View (404) 566-6151
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Jenny Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Jenny. As a therapist, I support individuals in their work to pursue personal growth and a better quality of life. My approach is strengths based and client led - guided by you and designed to meet your unique needs and priorities. I strive to create an authentically warm and welcoming space for you to share your thoughts and feelings free from judgment, building a platform for positive change. Together we will explore your concerns related to stress, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, identity, and relationships.
Hi! I’m Jenny. As a therapist, I support individuals in their work to pursue personal growth and a better quality of life. My approach is strengths based and client led - guided by you and designed to meet your unique needs and priorities. I strive to create an authentically warm and welcoming space for you to share your thoughts and feelings free from judgment, building a platform for positive change. Together we will explore your concerns related to stress, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, identity, and relationships.
(404) 941-1826 View (404) 941-1826
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Elle Udaykee Trapkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
I find it is important to focus not only on the problems in someone's life, but also to hear what is working well. My private practice is as much about finding and affirming positive aspects of a person's life as it is about addressing and healing problems and difficulties. This way, the therapy session is not just about dealing with issues, but about seeing what might be possible in someone's life.
I find it is important to focus not only on the problems in someone's life, but also to hear what is working well. My private practice is as much about finding and affirming positive aspects of a person's life as it is about addressing and healing problems and difficulties. This way, the therapy session is not just about dealing with issues, but about seeing what might be possible in someone's life.
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Kristin G Simmon-Lowman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033  (Online Only)
High anxiety keeping you from doing things? Dealing with intrusive thoughts or avoidance of anxiety provoking things? Thoughts that horrify you? I specialize in anxiety /OCD & have completed the IOCDF's renowned BTTI training for Exposure & Response Prevention. I treat all types of OCD & Anxiety - Social, Generalized, Health Anxiety, PTSD, Panic Disorder, Phobia: sexual, scrupulosity/moral, sensory, checking, harm, contamination, etc. Additionally, I am trained in Inference Based Therapy (I-CBT) for OCD. I treat BFRBs with ComB Therapy (hairpulling, skin picking) & trauma using Prolonged Exposure & Cognitive Processing Therapy.
High anxiety keeping you from doing things? Dealing with intrusive thoughts or avoidance of anxiety provoking things? Thoughts that horrify you? I specialize in anxiety /OCD & have completed the IOCDF's renowned BTTI training for Exposure & Response Prevention. I treat all types of OCD & Anxiety - Social, Generalized, Health Anxiety, PTSD, Panic Disorder, Phobia: sexual, scrupulosity/moral, sensory, checking, harm, contamination, etc. Additionally, I am trained in Inference Based Therapy (I-CBT) for OCD. I treat BFRBs with ComB Therapy (hairpulling, skin picking) & trauma using Prolonged Exposure & Cognitive Processing Therapy.
(678) 932-1522 View (678) 932-1522
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Joella Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unsure of your purpose in life? Are you hurt and unsure if you are ready to move on, but just can’t seem to uncover a new path? Some people just need someone to listen, get their experience, and understand how life is for them. You may have tried the same old things, which don’t seem to be working anymore. It’s often hard to ask for help, and seems a bit strange if you haven't been to therapy before.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unsure of your purpose in life? Are you hurt and unsure if you are ready to move on, but just can’t seem to uncover a new path? Some people just need someone to listen, get their experience, and understand how life is for them. You may have tried the same old things, which don’t seem to be working anymore. It’s often hard to ask for help, and seems a bit strange if you haven't been to therapy before.
(678) 661-5258 View (678) 661-5258
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Brittany Coles
Counselor, MA, NCC, APC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my therapeutic practice. I am here to support and guide you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery. My name is Brittany and I am a licensed therapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate the challenges of depression, anxiety, racial trauma, and identity-related concerns. I understand that seeking therapy can be a significant step, and I am committed to providing you with a safe, compassionate, and client-centered therapeutic experience. I believe that each person's experiences and struggles are unique. Therefore, my therapeutic approach is client-centered, with you at the heart of our journey.
Welcome to my therapeutic practice. I am here to support and guide you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery. My name is Brittany and I am a licensed therapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate the challenges of depression, anxiety, racial trauma, and identity-related concerns. I understand that seeking therapy can be a significant step, and I am committed to providing you with a safe, compassionate, and client-centered therapeutic experience. I believe that each person's experiences and struggles are unique. Therefore, my therapeutic approach is client-centered, with you at the heart of our journey.
(678) 729-9369 View (678) 729-9369
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Lyn Stubbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CHT, LMSW
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Acknowledging and facing what is painful and no longer working in your life is an act of courage and love. My sincere wish for you is that you find a therapist who is "just right" for you. If you are an individual or a couple, and you are ready to grow and want to work in practical and experiential ways, I may be that therapist. Our first task together is to create a relationship where you experience enough safety, care, and respect to be willing to risk new ways of relating to yourself and others. Bringing a kind, mindful curiosity to what is present will allow us to explore what is challenging and complex.
Acknowledging and facing what is painful and no longer working in your life is an act of courage and love. My sincere wish for you is that you find a therapist who is "just right" for you. If you are an individual or a couple, and you are ready to grow and want to work in practical and experiential ways, I may be that therapist. Our first task together is to create a relationship where you experience enough safety, care, and respect to be willing to risk new ways of relating to yourself and others. Bringing a kind, mindful curiosity to what is present will allow us to explore what is challenging and complex.
(404) 738-9478 View (404) 738-9478
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Mikayla Ruggieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Hey there! I’m glad you’re here. As your therapist, my ultimate goal is to empower you as the author of your own story. Together, we'll cultivate self-compassion, tap into your innate capacity for growth, and create a life that resonates with your deepest values and aspirations. I'm dedicated to tailoring our work to your unique needs by seamlessly integrating various therapeutic modalities. A key part of my approach involves blending two transformative methods: Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Hey there! I’m glad you’re here. As your therapist, my ultimate goal is to empower you as the author of your own story. Together, we'll cultivate self-compassion, tap into your innate capacity for growth, and create a life that resonates with your deepest values and aspirations. I'm dedicated to tailoring our work to your unique needs by seamlessly integrating various therapeutic modalities. A key part of my approach involves blending two transformative methods: Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(470) 570-2932 View (470) 570-2932
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Dr. Abby Myers
Psychologist, PhD, DipACLM
Verified
3 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
It takes a great deal of courage to seek counseling when you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other challenges in your life. Taking the step to pursue counseling reveals your strength to recognize that you matter. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Your thoughts and feelings have value. Counseling can help you explore your emotions in a safe space, help you change unwanted behaviors or develop new, healthier ones, reduce distress, and increase happiness. Doing the hard work of therapy, through the supportive relationship with a therapist, can help you feel more like your self again.
It takes a great deal of courage to seek counseling when you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other challenges in your life. Taking the step to pursue counseling reveals your strength to recognize that you matter. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Your thoughts and feelings have value. Counseling can help you explore your emotions in a safe space, help you change unwanted behaviors or develop new, healthier ones, reduce distress, and increase happiness. Doing the hard work of therapy, through the supportive relationship with a therapist, can help you feel more like your self again.
(404) 383-6386 View (404) 383-6386
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Olga A Attebery
Associate Professional Counselor, LAMFT, LAPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
Sometimes in the midst of struggle, it is hard to be hopeful. When it is hard, it is my privilege to hold that hope for you. I work with both men and women, as well as couples. I am passionate about working with couples through affair recovery and other difficult transitions. I am trained in the Gottman method and use this approach along with techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help my couples reach their relationship goals. I also have a passion for working with trauma, grief and loss, addictions; and as a first-generation American, the complexities of a multi-cultural existence.
Sometimes in the midst of struggle, it is hard to be hopeful. When it is hard, it is my privilege to hold that hope for you. I work with both men and women, as well as couples. I am passionate about working with couples through affair recovery and other difficult transitions. I am trained in the Gottman method and use this approach along with techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help my couples reach their relationship goals. I also have a passion for working with trauma, grief and loss, addictions; and as a first-generation American, the complexities of a multi-cultural existence.
(404) 620-2263 View (404) 620-2263
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Dr. Terescah Lemon
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MSW, NCC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Not accepting new clients
If it matters to you- It matters! There's no concern too big or too small. As long as it matters to you, it will matter to me. Let's work together to transform your life. We'll start where you are and take the necessary steps to get you to "BETTER"! I work with adults who are in the midst of transition. Whether it's a life-changing decision, overcoming a difficult past, or healing from a traumatic experience, I will help you determine the best course of action for you and support you throughout your journey.
If it matters to you- It matters! There's no concern too big or too small. As long as it matters to you, it will matter to me. Let's work together to transform your life. We'll start where you are and take the necessary steps to get you to "BETTER"! I work with adults who are in the midst of transition. Whether it's a life-changing decision, overcoming a difficult past, or healing from a traumatic experience, I will help you determine the best course of action for you and support you throughout your journey.
(470) 243-9599 View (470) 243-9599
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Carrie Fox
LPC Intern
Verified
Decatur, GA 30032
I was led to this work because I believe that by helping children, parents, and families improve connection, communication, and a sense of belonging and safety, I can make a significant impact on our community’s mental health and overall well-being. I’ve worked with kids and parents through various parts of my journey—from working as a nanny, working in the educational publishing field, leading parenting workshops, acting as president of a Moms Club, being a substitute teacher, and more.
I was led to this work because I believe that by helping children, parents, and families improve connection, communication, and a sense of belonging and safety, I can make a significant impact on our community’s mental health and overall well-being. I’ve worked with kids and parents through various parts of my journey—from working as a nanny, working in the educational publishing field, leading parenting workshops, acting as president of a Moms Club, being a substitute teacher, and more.
(470) 594-6124 View (470) 594-6124
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Hannah Townsend
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
I am passionate about working with clients of all sexualities, sexual practices, and backgrounds surrounding intimacy, childhood trauma, sex/ sexuality concerns, and relational discord. I believe these concerns are a result of underlying factors caused by intergenerational family systems, societal shame, challenges with coping with mental health during stressful events, lack of true understanding/ connection with self, and lack of access to helpful resources for guidance.
I am passionate about working with clients of all sexualities, sexual practices, and backgrounds surrounding intimacy, childhood trauma, sex/ sexuality concerns, and relational discord. I believe these concerns are a result of underlying factors caused by intergenerational family systems, societal shame, challenges with coping with mental health during stressful events, lack of true understanding/ connection with self, and lack of access to helpful resources for guidance.
(470) 613-6438 View (470) 613-6438
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Felicia Kanu
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
I am a Black queer cis woman. I hold space as a guide and a supporter. I strive to make therapy accessible with clear, direct communication, warm energy, and pre-emptive radically inclusive stance. I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Smith College School for Social Work. As a master-level social worker, I am currently pursuing my licensure in the state of Georgia under supervision at Heartwork. At Heartwork Counseling Center, we do not take insurance. We do offer a sliding scale. Our regular fee is $150.
I am a Black queer cis woman. I hold space as a guide and a supporter. I strive to make therapy accessible with clear, direct communication, warm energy, and pre-emptive radically inclusive stance. I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Smith College School for Social Work. As a master-level social worker, I am currently pursuing my licensure in the state of Georgia under supervision at Heartwork. At Heartwork Counseling Center, we do not take insurance. We do offer a sliding scale. Our regular fee is $150.
(404) 941-2502 View (404) 941-2502
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Cyereka D Edouard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
Do you feel as though unhealthy coping skills are preventing you from becoming your "Best Self"? Sometimes in life, we face adverse situations in which we learn to cope using unhealthy skills. This may cause us to feel stuck and wondering why we can't do the things that we know, think, and feel would be helpful? Unhealthy coping behaviors may cause a person to feel stuck and wonder why they aren't progressing. Unfortunately, we continue to use these skills in ways that are no longer beneficial and eventually cause harm to our functioning. Therapy can be helpful in identifying, eliminating, and replacing these harmful behaviors.
Do you feel as though unhealthy coping skills are preventing you from becoming your "Best Self"? Sometimes in life, we face adverse situations in which we learn to cope using unhealthy skills. This may cause us to feel stuck and wondering why we can't do the things that we know, think, and feel would be helpful? Unhealthy coping behaviors may cause a person to feel stuck and wonder why they aren't progressing. Unfortunately, we continue to use these skills in ways that are no longer beneficial and eventually cause harm to our functioning. Therapy can be helpful in identifying, eliminating, and replacing these harmful behaviors.
(678) 903-1683 View (678) 903-1683
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Jackie Hornbeck-Wall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, LPC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Not accepting new clients
I bring empathy, knowledge and life experience to helping individuals and families deepen understanding of themselves and others, face challenging life transitions and endeavors, and build meaningful and successful relationships. I believe in a creative, integrative and relationship-based approach to counseling and utilize a variety of approaches including play therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, parent coaching, and talk therapy. I strive to create a safe, collaborative and compassionate space for those seeking understanding, healing and growth.
I bring empathy, knowledge and life experience to helping individuals and families deepen understanding of themselves and others, face challenging life transitions and endeavors, and build meaningful and successful relationships. I believe in a creative, integrative and relationship-based approach to counseling and utilize a variety of approaches including play therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, parent coaching, and talk therapy. I strive to create a safe, collaborative and compassionate space for those seeking understanding, healing and growth.
(678) 264-6805 View (678) 264-6805
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Joyce Kohlenberg Kinnard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
Are you feeling a lot of anxiety? Having problems with relationships? My therapy practice is rooted in years of experience working with people as an attorney--now I enjoy supporting people on their path towards personal healing and growth. We are living in stressful times; I look forward to working with you as you discover more clarity and strength.
Are you feeling a lot of anxiety? Having problems with relationships? My therapy practice is rooted in years of experience working with people as an attorney--now I enjoy supporting people on their path towards personal healing and growth. We are living in stressful times; I look forward to working with you as you discover more clarity and strength.
(404) 994-3572 View (404) 994-3572
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De'Leon Martin
Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
“Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.” Does it look like you have it all together on the outside but on the inside your world is slowly falling apart? Are you making the same mistakes in relationships but unable to do something different? Constantly attempting perfectionism but your own needs are often unmet. Feeling stuck and lacking the confidence needed to make the right decisions to change? Struggling between choosing the life you have and the one you want?
“Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.” Does it look like you have it all together on the outside but on the inside your world is slowly falling apart? Are you making the same mistakes in relationships but unable to do something different? Constantly attempting perfectionism but your own needs are often unmet. Feeling stuck and lacking the confidence needed to make the right decisions to change? Struggling between choosing the life you have and the one you want?
(470) 944-7045 View (470) 944-7045

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Number of Therapists in Decatur, GA

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Decatur, GA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Decatur, GA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Decatur?

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.