Therapists in Douglas County, GA

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Photo of Joy Lewis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Douglas County, GA
Joy Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30134  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life has a way of happening - without our permission and whether or not we like it. Sometimes, we shake it off and other times we need help in growing from experiences so that we do not become stuck - so that we become better vs. bitter. My intention is to create an environment where you feel supported as we explore the darker parts of your journey when you may have lost sight of the light. I would also love to celebrate with you as we find gems along the way.
Life has a way of happening - without our permission and whether or not we like it. Sometimes, we shake it off and other times we need help in growing from experiences so that we do not become stuck - so that we become better vs. bitter. My intention is to create an environment where you feel supported as we explore the darker parts of your journey when you may have lost sight of the light. I would also love to celebrate with you as we find gems along the way.
(770) 285-0972 View (770) 285-0972
Photo of Robert Hobbs, Pastoral Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Robert Hobbs
Pastoral Counselor, PsyThD, BCC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30134
Hi There! Because you are here on this page, I will assume that you or your loved ones are having a particularly difficult time with an impossibly challenging set of problems. From that perspective, I am truly sorry that you and yours are struggling. With that said, I am a Board Certified Coach and Pastoral/Spiritual Counselor and I am glad that I might be able to help you find your way back to a sense of ordinary, normal, or maybe even better than it's ever been. I can confess to you that I have personally felt as bad as you may feel now. That doesn't mean that I know how you feel - I do not think anyone could know that.
Hi There! Because you are here on this page, I will assume that you or your loved ones are having a particularly difficult time with an impossibly challenging set of problems. From that perspective, I am truly sorry that you and yours are struggling. With that said, I am a Board Certified Coach and Pastoral/Spiritual Counselor and I am glad that I might be able to help you find your way back to a sense of ordinary, normal, or maybe even better than it's ever been. I can confess to you that I have personally felt as bad as you may feel now. That doesn't mean that I know how you feel - I do not think anyone could know that.
(330) 222-8540 View (330) 222-8540
Photo of Lonja R Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Lonja R Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30134  (Online Only)
Hello. I am Lonja Jones, LPC and I want to help you lead a more balanced life. I have a long career working with individuals that are dealing with depression and anxiety. During my career, I have worked in various settings that include inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and non profit agencies. I am available via telemental health to assist in developing a work/life balance. I am also able to assist you in managing life's stressful events.
Hello. I am Lonja Jones, LPC and I want to help you lead a more balanced life. I have a long career working with individuals that are dealing with depression and anxiety. During my career, I have worked in various settings that include inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and non profit agencies. I am available via telemental health to assist in developing a work/life balance. I am also able to assist you in managing life's stressful events.
(678) 839-7428 View (678) 839-7428
Photo of Christi Hurst, Marriage & Family Therapist in Douglas County, GA
Christi Hurst
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Are you stuck in a broken relationship? Are you reeling in devastation due to a betrayal? Do you find yourself at a crossroads where you need clarity to make a decision? Maybe you have suffered a traumatic loss or you are in the midst of a major life transition and you are struggling to cope with your new life. Whatever the pain is that you feel today as you are searching for a therapist, please know that you are not alone. I may not have had the exact same experiences, but I can assure you, I have lived the uncomfortable, painful messiness of life. I want to give you a safe space to heal from the heartache and find peace.
Are you stuck in a broken relationship? Are you reeling in devastation due to a betrayal? Do you find yourself at a crossroads where you need clarity to make a decision? Maybe you have suffered a traumatic loss or you are in the midst of a major life transition and you are struggling to cope with your new life. Whatever the pain is that you feel today as you are searching for a therapist, please know that you are not alone. I may not have had the exact same experiences, but I can assure you, I have lived the uncomfortable, painful messiness of life. I want to give you a safe space to heal from the heartache and find peace.
(678) 871-1424 View (678) 871-1424
Photo of Linda M Paige, Licensed Professional Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Linda M Paige
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In today's world people are dealing with complex issues that falls into many categories. The ideal client is one who is willing to put in the work, listen and accept the help given, even if it may seem hard for them but they want to feel better so they do it to accomplish their goals. The ideal client challenges my thoughts so that that I can work harder for them to understand why they experience what they feel. Their goal is Self-Care and the Confidence that Life Does go on. Why, because they deserve the best shot at a good life, and that they need to know how to choose Happy.
In today's world people are dealing with complex issues that falls into many categories. The ideal client is one who is willing to put in the work, listen and accept the help given, even if it may seem hard for them but they want to feel better so they do it to accomplish their goals. The ideal client challenges my thoughts so that that I can work harder for them to understand why they experience what they feel. Their goal is Self-Care and the Confidence that Life Does go on. Why, because they deserve the best shot at a good life, and that they need to know how to choose Happy.
(678) 679-0767 View (678) 679-0767
Photo of James O Montford Jr., Pastoral Counselor in Douglas County, GA
James O Montford Jr.
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, MSPC, BACS, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135
Dr. James Montford, Jr. has a passion for marriage and family counseling, teens, young adult males, and those that struggle with substance abuse and other addictions. James specializes in Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. AREAS OF FOCUS: Men's Issues, Marriage and Family, Depression, Substance Abuse, Self-mutilating behavior, Sexual Addictions, and Identity Issues, Eating disorders. James earned his Ph.D. in Religious Philosophy in Christian Counseling his master's in Professional Counseling and his Bachelor's degree in Christian Studies James is a Certified Christian Counselor in Ga and Fla.
Dr. James Montford, Jr. has a passion for marriage and family counseling, teens, young adult males, and those that struggle with substance abuse and other addictions. James specializes in Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. AREAS OF FOCUS: Men's Issues, Marriage and Family, Depression, Substance Abuse, Self-mutilating behavior, Sexual Addictions, and Identity Issues, Eating disorders. James earned his Ph.D. in Religious Philosophy in Christian Counseling his master's in Professional Counseling and his Bachelor's degree in Christian Studies James is a Certified Christian Counselor in Ga and Fla.
(770) 626-7947 View (770) 626-7947
Photo of Dr. Shannon Renard Wilkerson, Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Dr. Shannon Renard Wilkerson
Counselor, EdD, LPC, ACS, CPCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30134
Waitlist for new clients
Shannon Wilkerson is a Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. Shannon received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Behavior Analysis from Savannah State University (Savannah, GA) and Masters of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA). Shannon has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. He has worked in psychiatric treatment residential facilities, CORE services, and school settings. Shannon's current areas of expertise is with children, adolescents, and adults.
Shannon Wilkerson is a Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. Shannon received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Behavior Analysis from Savannah State University (Savannah, GA) and Masters of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA). Shannon has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. He has worked in psychiatric treatment residential facilities, CORE services, and school settings. Shannon's current areas of expertise is with children, adolescents, and adults.
(678) 838-8333 x115 View (678) 838-8333 x115
Photo of Justie Huff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Douglas County, GA
Justie Huff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30134
Life can become overwhelming. Sometimes we all need a little help navigating the journey. Allow me the opportunity to assist you on that journey of restoring hope, healing trauma, or overcoming. I have a passion for working with BIOPOC (Black, Brown, & Indigenous People of Color), LGBTQ+ youth, trauma, & families in crisis. I've had the honor of working with children and youth with Developmental Disabilities and Autism, chronic illnesses, and clients managing bipolar, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, anger and relationship issues.
Life can become overwhelming. Sometimes we all need a little help navigating the journey. Allow me the opportunity to assist you on that journey of restoring hope, healing trauma, or overcoming. I have a passion for working with BIOPOC (Black, Brown, & Indigenous People of Color), LGBTQ+ youth, trauma, & families in crisis. I've had the honor of working with children and youth with Developmental Disabilities and Autism, chronic illnesses, and clients managing bipolar, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, anger and relationship issues.
(678) 252-5143 View (678) 252-5143
Photo of Nolanna Carthen Simon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Nolanna Carthen Simon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, angry, sad, anxious? Have you been tempted to give up on yourself, a job, or a relationship? My goal is to offer a safe space to increase self-awareness, move past guilt, establish healthy boundaries, work on self-care, improve your communication and/or coping skills. Maybe you need accountability or feedback while sorting through complex emotions and decisions. If so, allow me the opportunity to assist you on this journey we call life. Contact my automated scheduler for an appointment at 678-919-3670. Let's get you on your way to "Perissos" (abundance)!
Are you feeling stressed, angry, sad, anxious? Have you been tempted to give up on yourself, a job, or a relationship? My goal is to offer a safe space to increase self-awareness, move past guilt, establish healthy boundaries, work on self-care, improve your communication and/or coping skills. Maybe you need accountability or feedback while sorting through complex emotions and decisions. If so, allow me the opportunity to assist you on this journey we call life. Contact my automated scheduler for an appointment at 678-919-3670. Let's get you on your way to "Perissos" (abundance)!
(678) 806-7635 View (678) 806-7635
Photo of Michelle Lisa King, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Douglas County, GA
Michelle Lisa King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
I am Michelle King. I am a clinical social worker in both states of Georgia and Vermont. I work from a positive psychotherapy framework. Therapy is in pursuit of change and that is an active pursuit and not passive so, we will work together during sessions. My goal is for you to leave the session having an understanding, a clear mind, and a plan. I am a positive psychotherapist that approaches treatment with kindness, compassion, and no judgment. My goal in sessions is for you to be able to trust and speak freely while processing and coming up with a plan. My desire is to help.
I am Michelle King. I am a clinical social worker in both states of Georgia and Vermont. I work from a positive psychotherapy framework. Therapy is in pursuit of change and that is an active pursuit and not passive so, we will work together during sessions. My goal is for you to leave the session having an understanding, a clear mind, and a plan. I am a positive psychotherapist that approaches treatment with kindness, compassion, and no judgment. My goal in sessions is for you to be able to trust and speak freely while processing and coming up with a plan. My desire is to help.
(229) 999-4207 View (229) 999-4207
Photo of Chapelhill Counseling Center, Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Chapelhill Counseling Center
Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
Chapelhill Counseling Center is a faith-sensitive counseling practice featuring fully licensed clinicians who accept most forms of insurance. We offer counseling from a Christian perspective all the while maintaining an ethical position where the views of the counselors are not imposed upon the client. For clients that choose to integrate their Christian faith into the therapeutic process, they will find our counselors more than equipped to do so.
Chapelhill Counseling Center is a faith-sensitive counseling practice featuring fully licensed clinicians who accept most forms of insurance. We offer counseling from a Christian perspective all the while maintaining an ethical position where the views of the counselors are not imposed upon the client. For clients that choose to integrate their Christian faith into the therapeutic process, they will find our counselors more than equipped to do so.
(770) 651-0412 View (770) 651-0412
Photo of Familial Bonds LLC Psychotherapy and Consultation in Douglas County, GA
Familial Bonds LLC Psychotherapy and Consultation
QLC, MAMFT, CANP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Finding the right practitioner; when it comes to your emotional, mental, and spiritual health needs; can be challenging because you may not know what you should be considering during this search. Select a professional who is not only compassionate and passionate about their work and the people they serve, but also someone who knows the element of strength and perseverance personally. Stress can have a huge impact on the way we function in the various domains of our lives and this can sometimes send us down the rabbit hole of doubt. In order to truly accept yourself you must discover the elements of your becoming.
Finding the right practitioner; when it comes to your emotional, mental, and spiritual health needs; can be challenging because you may not know what you should be considering during this search. Select a professional who is not only compassionate and passionate about their work and the people they serve, but also someone who knows the element of strength and perseverance personally. Stress can have a huge impact on the way we function in the various domains of our lives and this can sometimes send us down the rabbit hole of doubt. In order to truly accept yourself you must discover the elements of your becoming.
(470) 280-3840 View (470) 280-3840
Photo of Faith Payne, Pre-Licensed Professional in Douglas County, GA
Faith Payne
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
I enjoy working with clients who recognize the need for change in their relationships and want to learn skills to help improve communication with a focus on family. Clients work with me as a team to help identify the most pressing concerns, set goals for their journey, and create a plan to help achieve those goals. As a client, you are willing to put in the work in order to meet your desired outcome. Through this journey, you will be able to learn the tools and skills you need to create and maintain healthy relationships.
I enjoy working with clients who recognize the need for change in their relationships and want to learn skills to help improve communication with a focus on family. Clients work with me as a team to help identify the most pressing concerns, set goals for their journey, and create a plan to help achieve those goals. As a client, you are willing to put in the work in order to meet your desired outcome. Through this journey, you will be able to learn the tools and skills you need to create and maintain healthy relationships.
(678) 647-6639 View (678) 647-6639
Photo of Rebecca S Blakeman, Psychologist in Douglas County, GA
Rebecca S Blakeman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
SERVICES AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS: Beginning the week of 3/23/2020 I will begin providing counseling services via telemental health, as this protects your health and has also been shown to be as effective as face-to-face counseling in an office. I use a HIPPA compliant platform that protects your privacy and confidentiality. I will be providing counseling services to children, adolescents and adults. I will be offering sliding scale fees for individuals who have lost a significant portion of their income during this crisis. I will also provide documentation you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
SERVICES AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS: Beginning the week of 3/23/2020 I will begin providing counseling services via telemental health, as this protects your health and has also been shown to be as effective as face-to-face counseling in an office. I use a HIPPA compliant platform that protects your privacy and confidentiality. I will be providing counseling services to children, adolescents and adults. I will be offering sliding scale fees for individuals who have lost a significant portion of their income during this crisis. I will also provide documentation you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
(404) 369-7433 View (404) 369-7433
Photo of Debra Vereen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Debra Vereen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
I have experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of mental health concerns. I will provide a non-judgmental, supportive, empathetic, and trusting relationship. I strive to understand your struggles and offer insight to increase your awareness when needed.
I have experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of mental health concerns. I will provide a non-judgmental, supportive, empathetic, and trusting relationship. I strive to understand your struggles and offer insight to increase your awareness when needed.
(678) 374-6236 View (678) 374-6236
Photo of Mental Wellness Collective, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Douglas County, GA
Mental Wellness Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lithia Springs, GA 30122  (Online Only)
The Mental Wellness Collective is a virtual group therapy serving clients in GA. Our practice specializes in meeting the needs of Women of Color and teen girls who are often underrepresented and underserved in wellness space dealing with a variety of mental health issues as they navigate this journey called life.
The Mental Wellness Collective is a virtual group therapy serving clients in GA. Our practice specializes in meeting the needs of Women of Color and teen girls who are often underrepresented and underserved in wellness space dealing with a variety of mental health issues as they navigate this journey called life.
(855) 537-0850 View (855) 537-0850
Photo of Fabby Flanagan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Fabby Flanagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, CCH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30134
My goal as your therapist is to provide you with practical solutions and tools that you can be equipped to practice outside of therapy. My approach will be to start where you are, while assisting you in identifying healthy solutions for your problems. I believe that most people have the ability to be empowered to build on their strengths, however at times feel as though they are stuck. I view therapy as a collaborative process. I will work along with you to grow and make positive changes that can result in a more fulfilling life.
My goal as your therapist is to provide you with practical solutions and tools that you can be equipped to practice outside of therapy. My approach will be to start where you are, while assisting you in identifying healthy solutions for your problems. I believe that most people have the ability to be empowered to build on their strengths, however at times feel as though they are stuck. I view therapy as a collaborative process. I will work along with you to grow and make positive changes that can result in a more fulfilling life.
(678) 279-2839 View (678) 279-2839
Photo of Octavia V Sutherland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Octavia V Sutherland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30154
The Sutherland Center, LLC is a mobile counseling center that strives to improve the overall quality of living for its families. We commit to staying on the leading edge of the exploration and discovery of human potential. Your decision to seek counseling heralds a turning point in your life. In our rapidly changing world, people often seek professional guidance to remain on an even keel. The Sutherland Center, LLC provides in-home services to 13 counties and TeleMental Health services for the entire state of Georgia; counseling services for individuals, couples, and families since 2007.
The Sutherland Center, LLC is a mobile counseling center that strives to improve the overall quality of living for its families. We commit to staying on the leading edge of the exploration and discovery of human potential. Your decision to seek counseling heralds a turning point in your life. In our rapidly changing world, people often seek professional guidance to remain on an even keel. The Sutherland Center, LLC provides in-home services to 13 counties and TeleMental Health services for the entire state of Georgia; counseling services for individuals, couples, and families since 2007.
(470) 450-3735 View (470) 450-3735
Photo of Shannon Mathis Meyer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Douglas County, GA
Shannon Mathis Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CACII
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30134
Not accepting new clients
I believe the first step to healing involves connection, so I use humor, authenticity, and shared humanity to connect with clients. I am proactive and dynamic, NOT just a "blank slate." I specialize in treating trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, Bipolar, and stressful life transitions. I am also accepting new LMSW/LCSW supervisees virtually throughout Georgia, and have experience supervising LMSWs who are working in schools, hospitals, hospice, jails, inpatient, community programs, DFCS, IOP/PHP, non-profit, and group private practice. I am a safe place for LGBTQIA+ individuals and those in nontraditional relationships.
I believe the first step to healing involves connection, so I use humor, authenticity, and shared humanity to connect with clients. I am proactive and dynamic, NOT just a "blank slate." I specialize in treating trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, Bipolar, and stressful life transitions. I am also accepting new LMSW/LCSW supervisees virtually throughout Georgia, and have experience supervising LMSWs who are working in schools, hospitals, hospice, jails, inpatient, community programs, DFCS, IOP/PHP, non-profit, and group private practice. I am a safe place for LGBTQIA+ individuals and those in nontraditional relationships.
(678) 658-3622 View (678) 658-3622
Photo of Dominque Hodges, Licensed Professional Counselor in Douglas County, GA
Dominque Hodges
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30134  (Online Only)
You're great at keeping things together but lately, you feel like you're holding on by a thread, going through the motions and at any moment, things can fall apart. Your mind completely floods and it's hard to think. Maybe you’re exhausted from always worrying about things and you can’t turn your brain off in the moments where you just want to be free, relax and live. These are times when we all need extra support and to know that we are not alone with our pain. If you are ready to get your life back on track but you need a place where it's okay to not be okay. You've come to the right place, and you've found the right person.
You're great at keeping things together but lately, you feel like you're holding on by a thread, going through the motions and at any moment, things can fall apart. Your mind completely floods and it's hard to think. Maybe you’re exhausted from always worrying about things and you can’t turn your brain off in the moments where you just want to be free, relax and live. These are times when we all need extra support and to know that we are not alone with our pain. If you are ready to get your life back on track but you need a place where it's okay to not be okay. You've come to the right place, and you've found the right person.
(470) 347-1812 View (470) 347-1812

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Number of Therapists in Douglas County, GA

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Douglas County, GA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
76% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth
77% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Douglas County, GA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Douglas County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.