Therapists in Harlem, GA

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Samantha Amses
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified
4 Endorsed
Harlem, GA 30814
Not accepting new clients
Samantha enjoys working with adults, children, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations. She practices with an open mind and heart from an integrative approach that includes aspects of cognitive, behavioral, existential, mindfulness, and other modalities to ensure optimal results and symptom and stress reduction. Samantha can help you combat depression and anxiety, work through PTSD symptoms, navigate LGBTQ challenges so you can be true to yourself, assist with organization, life planning, making and meeting goals, and ultimately help you find your happiness.
Samantha enjoys working with adults, children, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations. She practices with an open mind and heart from an integrative approach that includes aspects of cognitive, behavioral, existential, mindfulness, and other modalities to ensure optimal results and symptom and stress reduction. Samantha can help you combat depression and anxiety, work through PTSD symptoms, navigate LGBTQ challenges so you can be true to yourself, assist with organization, life planning, making and meeting goals, and ultimately help you find your happiness.
(706) 249-4105 View (706) 249-4105
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Britland Stefani
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
Britland Stefani is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and South Carolina, and Nationally Certified Counselor, providing psychotherapy and counseling services to adolescents and adults both in-person and via telehealth (online therapy). Britland earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta University and has extensive knowledge, training, and certifications in a variety of evidence-based approaches to treatment. Britland takes a holistic and individualized approach to provide personalized therapy that meets the unique needs of each individual she serves.
Britland Stefani is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia and South Carolina, and Nationally Certified Counselor, providing psychotherapy and counseling services to adolescents and adults both in-person and via telehealth (online therapy). Britland earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta University and has extensive knowledge, training, and certifications in a variety of evidence-based approaches to treatment. Britland takes a holistic and individualized approach to provide personalized therapy that meets the unique needs of each individual she serves.
(706) 898-4820 View (706) 898-4820
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Mina Rodgers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
Mina Rodgers is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2023. Through empathy and acceptance in a positive, therapeutic relationship, Mina strives to help her clients better understand themselves as they make strides toward the lives they want. Her approach to counseling is gentle, supportive, and person-centered. Mina utilizes an array of counseling techniques and skills including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Sandtray, EMDR, and DNMS.
Mina Rodgers is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2023. Through empathy and acceptance in a positive, therapeutic relationship, Mina strives to help her clients better understand themselves as they make strides toward the lives they want. Her approach to counseling is gentle, supportive, and person-centered. Mina utilizes an array of counseling techniques and skills including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Sandtray, EMDR, and DNMS.
(706) 960-6807 View (706) 960-6807
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Janese Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
I have been working in the mental health field for the past 5 years. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Augusta University and a Master of Social Work from Valdosta University. I am a licensed Master Social Worker with the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. I have experience working with people of various ages including children, teenagers, adults, and senior adults with various personal, behavioral, and mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and psychosis. During my practice I use an eclectic model to guide my sessions and enhance the therapeutic process.
I have been working in the mental health field for the past 5 years. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Augusta University and a Master of Social Work from Valdosta University. I am a licensed Master Social Worker with the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. I have experience working with people of various ages including children, teenagers, adults, and senior adults with various personal, behavioral, and mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and psychosis. During my practice I use an eclectic model to guide my sessions and enhance the therapeutic process.
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Alison Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
Alison works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Alison believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Alison works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Alison believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(706) 919-9720 View (706) 919-9720
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Donald Weatherford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
Donald W. Weatherford has been in the mental health field for over 30 years and became a licensed psychotherapist in 2018. He obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix and acquired his master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. The aim is to provide you, the individual, with the necessary tools that will assist you in becoming your best true authentic self. Our day-to-day functions can sometimes hinder or impede our mental health.
Donald W. Weatherford has been in the mental health field for over 30 years and became a licensed psychotherapist in 2018. He obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix and acquired his master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. The aim is to provide you, the individual, with the necessary tools that will assist you in becoming your best true authentic self. Our day-to-day functions can sometimes hinder or impede our mental health.
(706) 740-6837 View (706) 740-6837
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Gaynell Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
Denise Hill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia who has been practicing since 2009. She has a BS in Sociology from Georgia Southern University and an MSW (Master of Social Work) from the University of Georgia - Go Dawgs! Denise's goal is to provide culturally responsive and culturally supportive services; during this approach, she frequently finds that her client is the best guide since broad generalizations of racial, ethnic, gender identification, sexual orientation, and other groups are oftentimes not accurate. Denise recognizes that her white, female experiences in this world mirror everyone's experiences.
Denise Hill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia who has been practicing since 2009. She has a BS in Sociology from Georgia Southern University and an MSW (Master of Social Work) from the University of Georgia - Go Dawgs! Denise's goal is to provide culturally responsive and culturally supportive services; during this approach, she frequently finds that her client is the best guide since broad generalizations of racial, ethnic, gender identification, sexual orientation, and other groups are oftentimes not accurate. Denise recognizes that her white, female experiences in this world mirror everyone's experiences.
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Connor Thornton
Counselor, APC
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
Connor Thornton is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Master's in Education with a Major in Counselor Education and a Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Connor is able to best support her clients by developing relationships. These relationships foster a supportive and safe space for clients to process their emotions and understand themselves more fully. Through the therapeutic relationship, Connor and the clients are able to explore their needs and best practices to support their growth.
Connor Thornton is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Master's in Education with a Major in Counselor Education and a Concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Connor is able to best support her clients by developing relationships. These relationships foster a supportive and safe space for clients to process their emotions and understand themselves more fully. Through the therapeutic relationship, Connor and the clients are able to explore their needs and best practices to support their growth.
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Christy Gardner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
Christy Gardner is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia, with a Master's degree in counselor education. Christy believes in a person-centered approach, that people are resourceful, capable of self-understanding and self-direction. Her main role is not that of the expert, but a trained professional who honors clients and their stories and seeks to build a trusting relationship in which they feel deeply heard and valued. Her main areas of focus are grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
Christy Gardner is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia, with a Master's degree in counselor education. Christy believes in a person-centered approach, that people are resourceful, capable of self-understanding and self-direction. Her main role is not that of the expert, but a trained professional who honors clients and their stories and seeks to build a trusting relationship in which they feel deeply heard and valued. Her main areas of focus are grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
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Glenn Niles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
I believe we all need to be supported with compassion, understanding, patience and cultural awareness during those difficult moments when it is hard to simply ask for help. I am here to help and provide support. Where you allow your mind to go your body follows. I specialize in family counseling, depression, anger management, trauma counseling, addiction counseling, mood disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, other serious mental health disorders, and transitional services for military personnel re-entering their communities.
I believe we all need to be supported with compassion, understanding, patience and cultural awareness during those difficult moments when it is hard to simply ask for help. I am here to help and provide support. Where you allow your mind to go your body follows. I specialize in family counseling, depression, anger management, trauma counseling, addiction counseling, mood disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, other serious mental health disorders, and transitional services for military personnel re-entering their communities.
(706) 927-0310 View (706) 927-0310
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Maudesta Caleb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Harlem, GA 30814
Hello! I'm Maudesta, a Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated and passionate about supporting all my clients through their life struggles and challenges to experience growth and healing in their lives. I work with issues such as anxiety, career issues, coping skills, depression, family conflict, grief, life transitions, military, parenting, relationship issues, stress, trauma, and PTSD. My approach is person-centered, and I also draw from approaches like Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based (MCBT) modalities. My goal is to walk the path with you and provide the support you need to get to the other side.
Hello! I'm Maudesta, a Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated and passionate about supporting all my clients through their life struggles and challenges to experience growth and healing in their lives. I work with issues such as anxiety, career issues, coping skills, depression, family conflict, grief, life transitions, military, parenting, relationship issues, stress, trauma, and PTSD. My approach is person-centered, and I also draw from approaches like Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based (MCBT) modalities. My goal is to walk the path with you and provide the support you need to get to the other side.
(706) 906-6340 View (706) 906-6340
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Elizabeth Logan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LAPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Harlem, GA 30814
Often times life can seem overwhelming, it can be hard to know the right decision when navigating through daily tasks. Dealing with current stressors, balancing work, maintaining relationships all while still finding time for ourselves can be overbearing. However, slowing things down and taking time for ourselves is the first step to healing. Unhealed wounds can continue to impact us and show up in unhealthy ways, ultimately holding us back from reaching our goals. Finding a safe place to work through these obstacles can be a journey and enlightening experience.
Often times life can seem overwhelming, it can be hard to know the right decision when navigating through daily tasks. Dealing with current stressors, balancing work, maintaining relationships all while still finding time for ourselves can be overbearing. However, slowing things down and taking time for ourselves is the first step to healing. Unhealed wounds can continue to impact us and show up in unhealthy ways, ultimately holding us back from reaching our goals. Finding a safe place to work through these obstacles can be a journey and enlightening experience.
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April T. Kitchens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LAC
Verified
Grovetown, GA 30813
Accepting New Clients! Sometimes life feels overwhelming and out of control. It can leave us feeling consumed by stress, anxiety, anger, depression, and hopelessness. While these emotions are an expected part of life, there are times they can grow so strong and intense that we feel powerless to manage them on our own. We may see their impact on various parts of our life – family, work, social relationships, our ability to feel pleasure, our overall quality of life. If this resonates with you, if this is what you are experiencing, therapy can help.
Accepting New Clients! Sometimes life feels overwhelming and out of control. It can leave us feeling consumed by stress, anxiety, anger, depression, and hopelessness. While these emotions are an expected part of life, there are times they can grow so strong and intense that we feel powerless to manage them on our own. We may see their impact on various parts of our life – family, work, social relationships, our ability to feel pleasure, our overall quality of life. If this resonates with you, if this is what you are experiencing, therapy can help.
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Bethany Barcomb
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Grovetown, GA 30813
Bethany enjoys working with Indvidual from a variety of backgrounds and ages by offering encouragement and insight while supporting them through challenging emotions and life events. She is currently in a Doctoral Program to obtain her PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision. She has worked in community mental health settings for the past 17 years with adults and children diagnosed with severe and chronic mental illness, as well as, being a military spouse in three different states. She has experience working with the military community, in schools, hospitals, and the judicial system.
Bethany enjoys working with Indvidual from a variety of backgrounds and ages by offering encouragement and insight while supporting them through challenging emotions and life events. She is currently in a Doctoral Program to obtain her PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision. She has worked in community mental health settings for the past 17 years with adults and children diagnosed with severe and chronic mental illness, as well as, being a military spouse in three different states. She has experience working with the military community, in schools, hospitals, and the judicial system.
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Erin Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Grovetown, GA 30813
Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Erin believes the relationship developed between patient and therapist is the most important tool of therapy. She works with patients in meeting their therapeutic goals using encouragement, education, and compassionate and empathetic challenges. Her goal is to equip and empower people to live healthier, happier lives.
Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Erin believes the relationship developed between patient and therapist is the most important tool of therapy. She works with patients in meeting their therapeutic goals using encouragement, education, and compassionate and empathetic challenges. Her goal is to equip and empower people to live healthier, happier lives.
(706) 903-9328 View (706) 903-9328
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Amanda Viola-Brooke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Grovetown, GA 30813
Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2013. Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and her Master's degree in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling track, from Augusta University. Amanda completed her practicum at the Child Advocacy Center of Child Enrichment, working with children who had experienced sexual abuse and other traumas, and completed her internship at a private practice. Prior to working in private practice, Amanda worked in psychiatric hospital settings for both children and adults.
Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2013. Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and her Master's degree in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling track, from Augusta University. Amanda completed her practicum at the Child Advocacy Center of Child Enrichment, working with children who had experienced sexual abuse and other traumas, and completed her internship at a private practice. Prior to working in private practice, Amanda worked in psychiatric hospital settings for both children and adults.
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Healthy Connections Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, CST
Verified
Grovetown, GA 30813
Haven't felt like yourself for awhile? Maybe you're not sure if this is stress, anxiety, or depression, you just know you want to feel like yourself again. We can help with that. At Healthy Connections, our goal is to get you back to feeling like yourself again. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or just looking for direction in your life, our therapists are dedicated to helping you thrive and achieve not only your therapy goals, but your life goals as well. It's time to end the struggle with yourself and take control of your mental health. Call us today.
Haven't felt like yourself for awhile? Maybe you're not sure if this is stress, anxiety, or depression, you just know you want to feel like yourself again. We can help with that. At Healthy Connections, our goal is to get you back to feeling like yourself again. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or just looking for direction in your life, our therapists are dedicated to helping you thrive and achieve not only your therapy goals, but your life goals as well. It's time to end the struggle with yourself and take control of your mental health. Call us today.
(706) 203-4044 View (706) 203-4044
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Katie Lawrence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Grovetown, GA 30813  (Online Only)
At this moment, try releasing your shoulders from your ears, unclenching your jaw, and removing your tongue from the roof of your mouth. We tend to hold onto stress in the least noticeable ways and subtle changes can help bring awareness to our stress patterns. Whether you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, life transitions, addiction, or the general stress of everyday life, you are in the right place. My hope is that through collaboration and a safe space to explore whatever it is you may be facing, I can be of support to you along your way.
At this moment, try releasing your shoulders from your ears, unclenching your jaw, and removing your tongue from the roof of your mouth. We tend to hold onto stress in the least noticeable ways and subtle changes can help bring awareness to our stress patterns. Whether you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, life transitions, addiction, or the general stress of everyday life, you are in the right place. My hope is that through collaboration and a safe space to explore whatever it is you may be facing, I can be of support to you along your way.
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Sean Rahner
Licensed Professional Counselor, APC
Verified
Grovetown, GA 30813
In a world of Snapchat filters, Photoshop, and social media posts of others ‘living their best life,’ it’s far too easy to believe that everyone (but you) has it all together. Do you wonder if you’re the only one who struggles with esteem, image, sex, and relationships? Spoiler alert: you are NOT the only one fighting those battles and you are NOT alone. I have devoted my life to helping others in their worst moments. After spending more than twenty years in public safety, I decided to be helpful in a very different way and began my journey on a new path that includes counseling, activism, and education.
In a world of Snapchat filters, Photoshop, and social media posts of others ‘living their best life,’ it’s far too easy to believe that everyone (but you) has it all together. Do you wonder if you’re the only one who struggles with esteem, image, sex, and relationships? Spoiler alert: you are NOT the only one fighting those battles and you are NOT alone. I have devoted my life to helping others in their worst moments. After spending more than twenty years in public safety, I decided to be helpful in a very different way and began my journey on a new path that includes counseling, activism, and education.
(706) 222-7704 View (706) 222-7704
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Brian M Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grovetown, GA 30813
Some say “Life’s a journey, not a destination.” But what if your journey has always been an uphill climb, or worse yet, you reached the top and realized you had taken the wrong path? Our experiences in life often make it difficult to find the right route. Though the obstacles you face may seem overwhelming, you do not have to make this trip alone!
Some say “Life’s a journey, not a destination.” But what if your journey has always been an uphill climb, or worse yet, you reached the top and realized you had taken the wrong path? Our experiences in life often make it difficult to find the right route. Though the obstacles you face may seem overwhelming, you do not have to make this trip alone!
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Harlem, GA

10+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Harlem, GA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
58% Grief
58% Women's Issues
50% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
92% Humana

How Therapists in Harlem, GA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Harlem?

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.