Therapists in Douglasville, GA

Photo of Kathy Elaine Brown-Bragg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Douglasville, GA
Kathy Elaine Brown-Bragg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MAC, CGS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Sometime it takes someone outside of the situation to help you move forward. As your therapist I'll offer you an opportunity to focus on yourself and your strengths in a safe space. Through counseling we will examine the behaviors, thoughts and feelings that cause you to second guess yourself and your life choices. I'll help you understand the importance of acknowledging and adjusting to change, while most importantly accepting and loving your authentic self.
Sometime it takes someone outside of the situation to help you move forward. As your therapist I'll offer you an opportunity to focus on yourself and your strengths in a safe space. Through counseling we will examine the behaviors, thoughts and feelings that cause you to second guess yourself and your life choices. I'll help you understand the importance of acknowledging and adjusting to change, while most importantly accepting and loving your authentic self.
(404) 620-2869 View (404) 620-2869
Photo of Kenya Patterson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Douglasville, GA
Kenya Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135
At Azar Counseling Service LLC our sole focus is to help equip individuals to navigate through the challenges of life. We meet you where you are, and help you get to where you want to be. Azar's counselors assist and support you while teaching you the needed skills to navigate life. Life doesn't come without its challenges, and the same is true while working through lifes issues in therapy. The counselors at Azar are dedicated to helping guide you through this process. We pride ourselves on you being able to come in our space and leave better than you came.
At Azar Counseling Service LLC our sole focus is to help equip individuals to navigate through the challenges of life. We meet you where you are, and help you get to where you want to be. Azar's counselors assist and support you while teaching you the needed skills to navigate life. Life doesn't come without its challenges, and the same is true while working through lifes issues in therapy. The counselors at Azar are dedicated to helping guide you through this process. We pride ourselves on you being able to come in our space and leave better than you came.
(678) 578-8783 View (678) 578-8783
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Justin R Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30134
Have you felt out of sync, unable to communicate clearly, frustrated and wanting to try something different but unhappy with what you've tried? There is hope. Through therapy, I can help you learn new ways of communicating, finding new perspectives to barriers and working through individual or relationship struggles to have your needs and wants met. If you are having difficulty making it through your everyday, dealing with the stresses of life, or managing anxiety and depression; I can help. I will help you learn new coping skills using your own personal strengths to assist you with enhancing your quality of life.
Have you felt out of sync, unable to communicate clearly, frustrated and wanting to try something different but unhappy with what you've tried? There is hope. Through therapy, I can help you learn new ways of communicating, finding new perspectives to barriers and working through individual or relationship struggles to have your needs and wants met. If you are having difficulty making it through your everyday, dealing with the stresses of life, or managing anxiety and depression; I can help. I will help you learn new coping skills using your own personal strengths to assist you with enhancing your quality of life.
(678) 264-6381 View (678) 264-6381
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Rebecca S Blakeman
Psychologist, PhD
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
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Christi Hurst
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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
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Joseph G Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Douglasville, GA 30134
As a Licensed Professional Counselor my goal is to provide a calm, safe and non-judgmental environment where one can address and deal with situations and issues that are causing pain. I believe that counseling is an active process that requires the client and the therapist to work together to achieve specific goals throughout the counseling process. I help clients find insight into themselves and assist them in building skills that help make managing life easier and more positive.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor my goal is to provide a calm, safe and non-judgmental environment where one can address and deal with situations and issues that are causing pain. I believe that counseling is an active process that requires the client and the therapist to work together to achieve specific goals throughout the counseling process. I help clients find insight into themselves and assist them in building skills that help make managing life easier and more positive.
(770) 574-6065 View (770) 574-6065
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Linda M Paige
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
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
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John Newsome
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Douglasville, GA 30134
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. Our process helps individuals and families identify the challenges they face, goals to be reached and develop positive change and support they need to achieve their desired outcomes. We work with clients one-on-one in a safe, caring, and confidential environment to explore their feelings, beliefs and behaviors.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. Our process helps individuals and families identify the challenges they face, goals to be reached and develop positive change and support they need to achieve their desired outcomes. We work with clients one-on-one in a safe, caring, and confidential environment to explore their feelings, beliefs and behaviors.
(678) 661-4457 View (678) 661-4457
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Timothy Whailen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Douglasville, GA 30134
Are you tired of arguing with your own brain or body in ways that most people don't seem able or willing to understand? Getting help does not have to be another insurmountable task. If you have found yourself having to work harder than you believe you should to maintain stability or need a safe place to process with someone who shares some of your experiences, give me a chance to help you learn more about how your own system works and renew your perspective on you. My holistic approach to trauma-informed, neurodivergence-affirming practice is tailored to your needs with tools to help in both an immediate crisis and long-term goals.
Are you tired of arguing with your own brain or body in ways that most people don't seem able or willing to understand? Getting help does not have to be another insurmountable task. If you have found yourself having to work harder than you believe you should to maintain stability or need a safe place to process with someone who shares some of your experiences, give me a chance to help you learn more about how your own system works and renew your perspective on you. My holistic approach to trauma-informed, neurodivergence-affirming practice is tailored to your needs with tools to help in both an immediate crisis and long-term goals.
(770) 230-5658 View (770) 230-5658
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Carron Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
My name is Carron Alexander, and I am a Licensed Professional Therapist. I have experience working with clients between the ages of 5-65 and am comfortable treating a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, grief, women’s issues, trauma, and PTSD. My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from multiple modalities to fit your needs such as Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Person-Centered theories. I have worked with a variety of mental health issues in a variety of populations and look forward to helping you find a better path forward.
My name is Carron Alexander, and I am a Licensed Professional Therapist. I have experience working with clients between the ages of 5-65 and am comfortable treating a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, grief, women’s issues, trauma, and PTSD. My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from multiple modalities to fit your needs such as Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Person-Centered theories. I have worked with a variety of mental health issues in a variety of populations and look forward to helping you find a better path forward.
(912) 455-3010 View (912) 455-3010
Photo of Ingrid A Richardson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Douglasville, GA
Ingrid A Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135
Relationships are such an important aspect of our everyday life. Whether it's a personal relationship or a professional relationship, navigating our own pain and self awareness while trying to build or maintain our relationships could be challenging. Healthy relationships are key to our health and well-being. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families in identifying, creating, and maintaining an understanding of self and how we interact with others.
Relationships are such an important aspect of our everyday life. Whether it's a personal relationship or a professional relationship, navigating our own pain and self awareness while trying to build or maintain our relationships could be challenging. Healthy relationships are key to our health and well-being. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families in identifying, creating, and maintaining an understanding of self and how we interact with others.
(678) 905-0110 View (678) 905-0110
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Peace of Mind Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, BCPCC
Verified
Douglasville, GA 30134
Greetings: I have been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2002 in the state of Georgia. I have experience working with youth-preferably 9y/o and older, adults, families, military families and the correctional population. I utilize an eclectic approach, utilizing solution focused, motivational interviewing and person centered.
Greetings: I have been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2002 in the state of Georgia. I have experience working with youth-preferably 9y/o and older, adults, families, military families and the correctional population. I utilize an eclectic approach, utilizing solution focused, motivational interviewing and person centered.
(404) 609-0735 View (404) 609-0735
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Bob J Bodzioch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Douglasville, GA 30134
Bob works together with clients, focusing on solutions, for people to move on in life. Bob is trained, and has extensive experience in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), to treat traumas which can be sexual, physical, emotional abuse, and/or veterans of war.
Bob works together with clients, focusing on solutions, for people to move on in life. Bob is trained, and has extensive experience in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), to treat traumas which can be sexual, physical, emotional abuse, and/or veterans of war.
(678) 838-8333 x108 View (678) 838-8333 x108
Photo of Justie Huff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Douglasville, GA
Justie Huff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
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
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Fitkeesha Beckford Approved Supervisor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Throughout life, we encounter experiences that help shape how we view the world around us, how we view others, and how we view ourselves. Some of these experiences are within our control (self-esteem, career choice, interpersonal relationships, etc), while others are not (microaggressions, social injustice, traumatic experiences, etc). Brevity of the Soul provides a safe space to get to the heart of the matter and unpack the impact that these experiences have on well-being, and explore effective ways to manage ongoing mental, emotional, social, and/or even professional wellness.
Throughout life, we encounter experiences that help shape how we view the world around us, how we view others, and how we view ourselves. Some of these experiences are within our control (self-esteem, career choice, interpersonal relationships, etc), while others are not (microaggressions, social injustice, traumatic experiences, etc). Brevity of the Soul provides a safe space to get to the heart of the matter and unpack the impact that these experiences have on well-being, and explore effective ways to manage ongoing mental, emotional, social, and/or even professional wellness.
(678) 661-6961 View (678) 661-6961
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Shireen Andrea Hunte
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30134  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated from Argosy University with a M.A. in Community Counseling. I started my career providing mental health services to children, adolescents and adults in the community. My experiences have helped me to gain insight to family systemic problems. I utilize a variety of orientations and therapies to benefit my client's needs which include Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered and Solution Focused. My goal is to combine my experiences, compassion and enthusiasm as a therapist to assist clients and families in making positive changes in their lives through self-awareness, empowerment, coping strategies and developing a positive mindset.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated from Argosy University with a M.A. in Community Counseling. I started my career providing mental health services to children, adolescents and adults in the community. My experiences have helped me to gain insight to family systemic problems. I utilize a variety of orientations and therapies to benefit my client's needs which include Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered and Solution Focused. My goal is to combine my experiences, compassion and enthusiasm as a therapist to assist clients and families in making positive changes in their lives through self-awareness, empowerment, coping strategies and developing a positive mindset.
(770) 629-0039 View (770) 629-0039
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Quan Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30134  (Online Only)
Sometimes life experiences can be overwhelming and burdensome to even the strongest person. Walking through life with the weight of the world and it’s problems, all the while pretending as if things are okay, can cause one to feel misunderstood, unheard, isolated or even alone. If this sounds familiar to you, you’ve probably been wearing your superhero cape for too long; and I’m here to help you take it off, even if only just to wash it. If you’re ready, it is my hope to cultivate a safe space for you to feel empowered enough to heal...
Sometimes life experiences can be overwhelming and burdensome to even the strongest person. Walking through life with the weight of the world and it’s problems, all the while pretending as if things are okay, can cause one to feel misunderstood, unheard, isolated or even alone. If this sounds familiar to you, you’ve probably been wearing your superhero cape for too long; and I’m here to help you take it off, even if only just to wash it. If you’re ready, it is my hope to cultivate a safe space for you to feel empowered enough to heal...
(404) 531-7661 View (404) 531-7661
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Tamara Brown Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CRC, NCC, ACS
Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
As a holistic therapist and life strategist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential through growth in all aspects of your life. While we can't change the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in life. By applying eclectic therapy approaches and techniques, we will discover long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Philosophy: "It is what it is, but it doesn't have to be. Experience is a lesson and the lesson is a new experience."
As a holistic therapist and life strategist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential through growth in all aspects of your life. While we can't change the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in life. By applying eclectic therapy approaches and techniques, we will discover long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Philosophy: "It is what it is, but it doesn't have to be. Experience is a lesson and the lesson is a new experience."
(678) 929-6493 View (678) 929-6493
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Angela McHaney Aderogba
Master Social Work, EdD(c), LMSW, LAPSW
Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Greetings! My ideal clients are one who may be at a crossroad, who may be struggling with balancing life, trying to manage stress, depression and/or anxiety, establishing and maintaining boundaries, one who may want to change careers or one who may be currently going through a divorce or struggling with his/her sexual dysfunction or fantasies. I have many years of clinical experience working with the aforementioned, caregivers of aging parents, veterans, parenting support, coaching, empowering and reality testing. I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and allow me to assist with identifying and reaching your goal(s).
Greetings! My ideal clients are one who may be at a crossroad, who may be struggling with balancing life, trying to manage stress, depression and/or anxiety, establishing and maintaining boundaries, one who may want to change careers or one who may be currently going through a divorce or struggling with his/her sexual dysfunction or fantasies. I have many years of clinical experience working with the aforementioned, caregivers of aging parents, veterans, parenting support, coaching, empowering and reality testing. I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and allow me to assist with identifying and reaching your goal(s).
(678) 672-6355 View (678) 672-6355
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Michelle Lisa King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Douglasville, GA

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Douglasville, GA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Stress
74% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
85% Cigna and Evernorth
77% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Douglasville, GA see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Douglasville?

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.