Therapists in Decatur, GA

Photo of Jocelyn Chen Wise, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Decatur, GA
Jocelyn Chen Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030  (Online Only)
I truly believe it is never too late to learn about yourself and take steps toward a full and meaningful life. We may be a good match if you are experiencing anxiety, life transitions, grief or loss, or if you want to increase kindness, compassion, and care toward yourself (yes, yourself!) and others. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which integrates mindfulness, personal values, and taking active steps to get unstuck. My clients find that it is very possible to learn skills to reduce anxiety, improve communication, and change unhelpful life patterns.
I truly believe it is never too late to learn about yourself and take steps toward a full and meaningful life. We may be a good match if you are experiencing anxiety, life transitions, grief or loss, or if you want to increase kindness, compassion, and care toward yourself (yes, yourself!) and others. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which integrates mindfulness, personal values, and taking active steps to get unstuck. My clients find that it is very possible to learn skills to reduce anxiety, improve communication, and change unhelpful life patterns.
(404) 574-5077 View (404) 574-5077
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Pathway to Purpose
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
I believe you have the potential to realize the desires deep within your heart. It takes courage to confront fears and overcome mental and emotional hurdles that block our best intentions. Circumstances most often out of our control can cause feelings of doubt, lonelines, lack of fulfillment and even a loss of hope. In our attempt to quiet an overwhelming sense of distress, we sometimes adopt beliefs and behaviors that are at best, self-compromising. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards wholeness. Together we will embrace truth, transcend pain and create a more meaningful life through freedom and choice.
I believe you have the potential to realize the desires deep within your heart. It takes courage to confront fears and overcome mental and emotional hurdles that block our best intentions. Circumstances most often out of our control can cause feelings of doubt, lonelines, lack of fulfillment and even a loss of hope. In our attempt to quiet an overwhelming sense of distress, we sometimes adopt beliefs and behaviors that are at best, self-compromising. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards wholeness. Together we will embrace truth, transcend pain and create a more meaningful life through freedom and choice.
(404) 566-8537 View (404) 566-8537
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Katie Birmingham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
In my work with teenagers and adults, I have found that peoples' unique qualities play a critical role in helping them acknowledge, implement, & sustain their own coping abilities. My mission as a therapist is to help facilitate growth & navigation of challenges in a manner that allows clients to feel authentic, capable & safe. I specialize in working with teens, adolescents, & adults to address issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, self esteem, & stress management. From start to finish of your counseling journey, my goal is to support you through your most accessible and empowering means.
In my work with teenagers and adults, I have found that peoples' unique qualities play a critical role in helping them acknowledge, implement, & sustain their own coping abilities. My mission as a therapist is to help facilitate growth & navigation of challenges in a manner that allows clients to feel authentic, capable & safe. I specialize in working with teens, adolescents, & adults to address issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, self esteem, & stress management. From start to finish of your counseling journey, my goal is to support you through your most accessible and empowering means.
(404) 341-6339 View (404) 341-6339
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Evie Bodine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
I provide therapy for adults who are navigating life transitions in careers and relationships as well as discovering themselves, their place in the world, and their true purpose or calling. Whether you’re a 20-something launching into life as an adult, or a 30, 40, 50, or 60+-something launching a new phase of life by choice or unexpected events, therapy can help you understand more about what matters most in your life.
I provide therapy for adults who are navigating life transitions in careers and relationships as well as discovering themselves, their place in the world, and their true purpose or calling. Whether you’re a 20-something launching into life as an adult, or a 30, 40, 50, or 60+-something launching a new phase of life by choice or unexpected events, therapy can help you understand more about what matters most in your life.
(678) 310-5383 View (678) 310-5383
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The Peaceful Place
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
Even without a pandemic, life can present with struggle, hardship, or overwhelming challenges. We all have many parts, some react, some retreat, some feel stuck, and some feel resigned to life's circumstances. All of our parts are well-intended, but sometimes they cast a shadow, and all we see is one part of ourselves. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, generalized stress, hopelessness, or relationship issues, obstacles don't have to define you. We will help you build upon strengths, gain new perspective, redefine stories that no longer fit, and form a stronger, healthier connection with self and others.
Even without a pandemic, life can present with struggle, hardship, or overwhelming challenges. We all have many parts, some react, some retreat, some feel stuck, and some feel resigned to life's circumstances. All of our parts are well-intended, but sometimes they cast a shadow, and all we see is one part of ourselves. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, generalized stress, hopelessness, or relationship issues, obstacles don't have to define you. We will help you build upon strengths, gain new perspective, redefine stories that no longer fit, and form a stronger, healthier connection with self and others.
(404) 390-4230 View (404) 390-4230
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Jill Locklear
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30032  (Online Only)
Hope is the key to healing, emotional wellbeing, and the high-quality life that you desire. Whether you are a mom who needs support, are living with depression or anxiety, or someone who wants to work thru past trauma, I have hope for you! Hope that you will have healing, reach your goals and live a high-quality life. I have 19 years of experiencing empowering individuals to overcome their most challenging issues and I would be honored to walk with you on your path to healing!
Hope is the key to healing, emotional wellbeing, and the high-quality life that you desire. Whether you are a mom who needs support, are living with depression or anxiety, or someone who wants to work thru past trauma, I have hope for you! Hope that you will have healing, reach your goals and live a high-quality life. I have 19 years of experiencing empowering individuals to overcome their most challenging issues and I would be honored to walk with you on your path to healing!
(404) 574-1195 View (404) 574-1195
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Miranda Barzey
Counselor, LAPC, CRC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30032
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in child centered play therapy with young children ages 2-7 and person centered counseling for adults 20-40. I help clients navigate anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, neurodivergence, gender and sexual identity exploration, suicide, coping with oppression, and adjusting to life changes. My door is wide open to anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodivergent folks, and polyamorous individuals/families, or anyone looking to do the brave work of understanding themselves more deeply.
I specialize in child centered play therapy with young children ages 2-7 and person centered counseling for adults 20-40. I help clients navigate anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, neurodivergence, gender and sexual identity exploration, suicide, coping with oppression, and adjusting to life changes. My door is wide open to anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodivergent folks, and polyamorous individuals/families, or anyone looking to do the brave work of understanding themselves more deeply.
(404) 738-6484 View (404) 738-6484
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Steven N Alper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30033
Do you sometimes feel that the weight of the world is on your shoulders, that so much is happening, and you don’t know how or where to take the next step? No matter what you have been taught or believe, you do not have to take care of this “all by yourself.” I can help you with depression, anxiety, grief. loss, and trauma as well as family, relationships, career, retirement, and aging. No judgment here – just support and care as together we work through whatever is preventing you from living life on your terms.
Do you sometimes feel that the weight of the world is on your shoulders, that so much is happening, and you don’t know how or where to take the next step? No matter what you have been taught or believe, you do not have to take care of this “all by yourself.” I can help you with depression, anxiety, grief. loss, and trauma as well as family, relationships, career, retirement, and aging. No judgment here – just support and care as together we work through whatever is preventing you from living life on your terms.
(404) 800-9470 View (404) 800-9470
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Alduan Tartt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
I love working with children, families, couples and individual adults who are ready for immediate change and results. I am extremely positive, encouraging and results focused. I specialize in brief therapy and coaching models for highly motivated clients who desire to feel hope, change and success as quickly as possible. I love challenges and work with the entire system (school, corporation, team, parents, mentors, etc.) to realize lasting change and happiness. I also love to teach via workshops, webinars and especially public speaking. I am also extremely respectful of combining religion and psychology!
I love working with children, families, couples and individual adults who are ready for immediate change and results. I am extremely positive, encouraging and results focused. I specialize in brief therapy and coaching models for highly motivated clients who desire to feel hope, change and success as quickly as possible. I love challenges and work with the entire system (school, corporation, team, parents, mentors, etc.) to realize lasting change and happiness. I also love to teach via workshops, webinars and especially public speaking. I am also extremely respectful of combining religion and psychology!
(404) 220-8593 View (404) 220-8593
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Laura C Bowman
MD
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Laura C. Bowman, MD is actively seeing patients seeking help with the evaluation and treatment of substance use disorders including alcohol, opioids, stimulants and nicotine. She also treats concentration issues (ADD and ADHD) in both children and adults.
Laura C. Bowman, MD is actively seeing patients seeking help with the evaluation and treatment of substance use disorders including alcohol, opioids, stimulants and nicotine. She also treats concentration issues (ADD and ADHD) in both children and adults.
(470) 517-7558 View (470) 517-7558
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Zoe Webb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
Thank you for considering my approach to healing! I work with clients from diverse backgrounds to address sex therapy related issues (i.e. sexual "dysfunction," enhancement of pleasure, sexual identity development, etc.) and trauma related to interpersonal violence, attachment wounds, and systemic oppression. I work predominantly with sex workers, queer and trans clients, kink clients, polyamorous clients, and community organizers. Ultimately, I am passionate about helping all clients expand their view of what is possible for their lives and let go of shame.
Thank you for considering my approach to healing! I work with clients from diverse backgrounds to address sex therapy related issues (i.e. sexual "dysfunction," enhancement of pleasure, sexual identity development, etc.) and trauma related to interpersonal violence, attachment wounds, and systemic oppression. I work predominantly with sex workers, queer and trans clients, kink clients, polyamorous clients, and community organizers. Ultimately, I am passionate about helping all clients expand their view of what is possible for their lives and let go of shame.
(470) 735-2178 View (470) 735-2178
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Mick D Rehrig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
Welcome! I believe in therapy that affirms, empowers, and supports people to recognize patterns, navigate changes, bolster personal growth and self-worth, and figure things out.Collaboration with the folks I work with is of utmost importance to me, guided by clinical theory and evidence-based therapeutic techniques that work for you.I utilize a strengths based, anti-racist, intersectional feminist approach. I work with clients navigating healthy masculinity, internalized oppression, gender dysphoria, addiction recovery, depression, sexuality, relationship stressors & boundaries, family of origin challenges, life transitions, & more.
Welcome! I believe in therapy that affirms, empowers, and supports people to recognize patterns, navigate changes, bolster personal growth and self-worth, and figure things out.Collaboration with the folks I work with is of utmost importance to me, guided by clinical theory and evidence-based therapeutic techniques that work for you.I utilize a strengths based, anti-racist, intersectional feminist approach. I work with clients navigating healthy masculinity, internalized oppression, gender dysphoria, addiction recovery, depression, sexuality, relationship stressors & boundaries, family of origin challenges, life transitions, & more.
(678) 335-1270 View (678) 335-1270
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Kimberly Swanson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Kimberly Swanson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2018. Kimberly has several years of experience working with families with anxiety, depression, PSTD, and other life stressors ranging from coping with a chronic illness to going through relationship issues. Her approach to counseling is to guide and help you determine the best approach for improving your well-being. Kimberly tends to use person-centered, solution-focused, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches; however, she can modify her therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of each client.
Kimberly Swanson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2018. Kimberly has several years of experience working with families with anxiety, depression, PSTD, and other life stressors ranging from coping with a chronic illness to going through relationship issues. Her approach to counseling is to guide and help you determine the best approach for improving your well-being. Kimberly tends to use person-centered, solution-focused, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches; however, she can modify her therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of each client.
(404) 341-4063 View (404) 341-4063
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Iolanda L Da Luz
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30034  (Online Only)
Are you in need of someone to listen to? A place where you can speak out loud your pain without feeling judged, belittled or alone? Do you find yourself at times asking why me or what is wrong with me? Do you find yourself feeling confused, angry, sad, anxious, stuck. Do you get triggered and react in a manner in where you wished you didn't? Do you find yourself alone again with nobody to share your life with? Do you isolate yourself when things don't go right? Do you have past traumas and haven't yet learned how it affects you today? Can't sleep at night? Do you feel you are going out of your mind because your mind does not shut up
Are you in need of someone to listen to? A place where you can speak out loud your pain without feeling judged, belittled or alone? Do you find yourself at times asking why me or what is wrong with me? Do you find yourself feeling confused, angry, sad, anxious, stuck. Do you get triggered and react in a manner in where you wished you didn't? Do you find yourself alone again with nobody to share your life with? Do you isolate yourself when things don't go right? Do you have past traumas and haven't yet learned how it affects you today? Can't sleep at night? Do you feel you are going out of your mind because your mind does not shut up
(678) 619-0726 View (678) 619-0726
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Barbara Freer Skibell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
My primary focus is to assist clients to identify and build upon their strengths and talents, leading to positive change in their lives; allowing them to reach their fullest potential - individually, in relationship, as part of a community and in their life's work. I have a deep respect for the dignity of the individual, with their unique cultural, religious/spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientation. In addition to in office sessions,I am currently using securely encrypted video conferencing, so am able to serve clients in all of Georgia.
My primary focus is to assist clients to identify and build upon their strengths and talents, leading to positive change in their lives; allowing them to reach their fullest potential - individually, in relationship, as part of a community and in their life's work. I have a deep respect for the dignity of the individual, with their unique cultural, religious/spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientation. In addition to in office sessions,I am currently using securely encrypted video conferencing, so am able to serve clients in all of Georgia.
(404) 369-7569 View (404) 369-7569
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Anna Brachey
Pre-Licensed Professional, EdS, NCC, APC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Life is full of choices, opinions, and unexpected twists and turns. It has become increasingly difficult to know the path forward, let alone to even hear your own thoughts. Hi, my name is Anna and I can help you to unravel and disrupt the unhelpful messages you've received along your journey.
Life is full of choices, opinions, and unexpected twists and turns. It has become increasingly difficult to know the path forward, let alone to even hear your own thoughts. Hi, my name is Anna and I can help you to unravel and disrupt the unhelpful messages you've received along your journey.
(678) 730-0620 View (678) 730-0620
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Dr. Makoto Ikegami
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Decatur, GA 30032  (Online Only)
I am a psychotherapist providing services to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, late deafened, and cochlear implant users across several states, including Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, New York, Maine, Texas, and Maryland. My therapeutic approach is systemic, collaborative, and strength-based while mindful of cultural, ethnic, and economic concerns. I utilize an eclectic approach that combines psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help individuals leverage their support system, community resources, mindfulness, and newly acquired skills to achieve the life they envision.
I am a psychotherapist providing services to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, late deafened, and cochlear implant users across several states, including Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, New York, Maine, Texas, and Maryland. My therapeutic approach is systemic, collaborative, and strength-based while mindful of cultural, ethnic, and economic concerns. I utilize an eclectic approach that combines psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help individuals leverage their support system, community resources, mindfulness, and newly acquired skills to achieve the life they envision.
(678) 343-2502 View (678) 343-2502
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Seyi Amosu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Not accepting new clients
Hi I’m Dr. Seyi Amosu. I am a therapist and community organizer. Put another way, I am a co-conspirator in change. I help people re-connect with their curiosity, intuition, and imagination. Therapy is the process of coming home to yourself: connecting with your intuition, cultivating trust for your instincts and developing compassion for your emotions. Together we ask the question: how can you get free? As a therapist, I focus on changing clients’ relationship to their problems. Together, we identify patterns that reinforce pain internalized from the outside world and discover opportunities for agency. Let’s get free y’all.
Hi I’m Dr. Seyi Amosu. I am a therapist and community organizer. Put another way, I am a co-conspirator in change. I help people re-connect with their curiosity, intuition, and imagination. Therapy is the process of coming home to yourself: connecting with your intuition, cultivating trust for your instincts and developing compassion for your emotions. Together we ask the question: how can you get free? As a therapist, I focus on changing clients’ relationship to their problems. Together, we identify patterns that reinforce pain internalized from the outside world and discover opportunities for agency. Let’s get free y’all.
(470) 319-5105 View (470) 319-5105
Photo of Adriel D. Johnson Jr., Licensed Professional Counselor in Decatur, GA
Adriel D. Johnson Jr.
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
Dr. Johnson guides his clients down a path of self-discovery, helping them to identify and discover tools to navigate some of the more challenging aspects of life's journey. Through a process of building a safe, accepting, affirming and non-judgemental environment, he works with you by collaborating to help you achieve personal growth and set life-changing goals. He believes in the capacity for YOU to live YOUR best life.
Dr. Johnson guides his clients down a path of self-discovery, helping them to identify and discover tools to navigate some of the more challenging aspects of life's journey. Through a process of building a safe, accepting, affirming and non-judgemental environment, he works with you by collaborating to help you achieve personal growth and set life-changing goals. He believes in the capacity for YOU to live YOUR best life.
(404) 531-2181 View (404) 531-2181
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Karissa Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CCH, LPC
Verified
Decatur, GA 30030  (Online Only)
So, I heard you’re ready to change this year! I heard you’re ready to set boundaries and stop letting things slide! I heard you’re tired of feeling raggedy, disconnected, and not like yourself just to make others feel comfortable! You know there has to be another way! Let’s work together to figure out the old patterns of behaviors that keep you stuck and feeling like everyone is playing with your emotions. We can figure out what you need to stop pretending like you are okay and can just simply push through. Everyone has a breaking point! Let’s figure out how to live the life your desire! Let's get to work! You got this!
So, I heard you’re ready to change this year! I heard you’re ready to set boundaries and stop letting things slide! I heard you’re tired of feeling raggedy, disconnected, and not like yourself just to make others feel comfortable! You know there has to be another way! Let’s work together to figure out the old patterns of behaviors that keep you stuck and feeling like everyone is playing with your emotions. We can figure out what you need to stop pretending like you are okay and can just simply push through. Everyone has a breaking point! Let’s figure out how to live the life your desire! Let's get to work! You got this!
(470) 275-1776 View (470) 275-1776

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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.