Therapists in Peachtree Corners, GA

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Ca'landra Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  (Online Only)
Deciding to begin therapy could be one of the most challenging decisions you face for you and your family. Identifying that you need additional support and accepting the challenge of allowing someone to step in and provide you with that support is a major step in the right direction and requires a lot of courage. Counseling is more than telling a stranger your problems. It’s a decision that will enable you to learn how to manage your stress or circumstance, giving you the energy you need to pursue your goals and live a more peaceful, satisfying and fulfilling life.
Deciding to begin therapy could be one of the most challenging decisions you face for you and your family. Identifying that you need additional support and accepting the challenge of allowing someone to step in and provide you with that support is a major step in the right direction and requires a lot of courage. Counseling is more than telling a stranger your problems. It’s a decision that will enable you to learn how to manage your stress or circumstance, giving you the energy you need to pursue your goals and live a more peaceful, satisfying and fulfilling life.
(740) 480-2326 View (740) 480-2326
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Jaymie Fox
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
As a licensed clinical psychologist, my primary specialty focuses on the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and other acute and chronic medical or genetic conditions. I enjoy working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds, abilities, ages, and presenting complaints.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, my primary specialty focuses on the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and other acute and chronic medical or genetic conditions. I enjoy working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds, abilities, ages, and presenting complaints.
(678) 820-6661 View (678) 820-6661
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Kara Wickman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck and confused about how to move forward? Do you experience unhelpful and negative self-talk? Oftentimes, experiencing stressors like the loss of a relationship, difficult transitions, anger, and low self-esteem can greatly affect how we perceive ourselves and the decisions we make. I would love to help you uncover your authentic self to live a more fulfilling life.
Do you feel stuck and confused about how to move forward? Do you experience unhelpful and negative self-talk? Oftentimes, experiencing stressors like the loss of a relationship, difficult transitions, anger, and low self-esteem can greatly affect how we perceive ourselves and the decisions we make. I would love to help you uncover your authentic self to live a more fulfilling life.
(470) 634-5471 View (470) 634-5471
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Kellie Gwaltney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, CST, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Not accepting new clients
With more than a decade of experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I consider it an honor to journey with my clients through difficult seasons in life. For many of the clients I meet with, these difficulties include depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationship concerns such as infidelity, and struggles with emotional and physical intimacy, communication and conflict resolution. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach as I help my clients find peace, connection, and greater fulfillment in their lives and relationships.
With more than a decade of experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I consider it an honor to journey with my clients through difficult seasons in life. For many of the clients I meet with, these difficulties include depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationship concerns such as infidelity, and struggles with emotional and physical intimacy, communication and conflict resolution. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach as I help my clients find peace, connection, and greater fulfillment in their lives and relationships.
(470) 888-6972 View (470) 888-6972
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Linne Handy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  (Online Only)
Linné is a compassionate psychotherapist whose goal in therapy is to help individuals heal and reach their full potential. She finds great joy in creating a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for her clients as they journey toward their unique goals. Therapy with Linné isn't fussy, but rather relaxed and laid back, but she will challenge you when needed.
Linné is a compassionate psychotherapist whose goal in therapy is to help individuals heal and reach their full potential. She finds great joy in creating a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for her clients as they journey toward their unique goals. Therapy with Linné isn't fussy, but rather relaxed and laid back, but she will challenge you when needed.
(470) 323-8844 View (470) 323-8844
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Julie River
Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC, CPS, RCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am a holistic, postmodern, creative, and non-traditional psychotherapist who takes a developmental and systems perspective on human behavior - recognizing the intersectionality of the whole person. One's unique physical, mental, emotional, social, and cultural aspects directly impact one's struggles, challenges, and goals. I work to help clients form an in-depth understanding of themselves beginning in childhood where core beliefs, attachment-patterns, and automatic thinking/behaving originates. I take an inclusive, LGBTQIA+ affirming & multicultural approach specializing in experiential and inner-child therapy.
Hello! I am a holistic, postmodern, creative, and non-traditional psychotherapist who takes a developmental and systems perspective on human behavior - recognizing the intersectionality of the whole person. One's unique physical, mental, emotional, social, and cultural aspects directly impact one's struggles, challenges, and goals. I work to help clients form an in-depth understanding of themselves beginning in childhood where core beliefs, attachment-patterns, and automatic thinking/behaving originates. I take an inclusive, LGBTQIA+ affirming & multicultural approach specializing in experiential and inner-child therapy.
(470) 980-7791 View (470) 980-7791
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Lakeside DBT
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
We are an adherent DBT program that is designed to help you learn ways reduce your self harm and suicidal urges. You will learn skills to find relief from intolerable emotions and you will become better able to regulate your emotions. In the program you will receive 24/7 phone coaching from your therapist when you become dysregulated and need assistance during the week regulating your emotions, or if you are experiencing a crisis urge. Our goal is to keep you out of a hospital setting and help you find solutions for your problems so you can begin to live the life that you want.
We are an adherent DBT program that is designed to help you learn ways reduce your self harm and suicidal urges. You will learn skills to find relief from intolerable emotions and you will become better able to regulate your emotions. In the program you will receive 24/7 phone coaching from your therapist when you become dysregulated and need assistance during the week regulating your emotions, or if you are experiencing a crisis urge. Our goal is to keep you out of a hospital setting and help you find solutions for your problems so you can begin to live the life that you want.
(678) 824-8164 View (678) 824-8164
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Dr. Jasmine Spratling-Easley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Life has been feeling like a whirlwind and you’re just trying to find your balance in it all. Are you finding it challenging to navigate each day, seeking ways to prioritize yourself, or experiencing physical discomfort and heightened stress in certain environments? Are you a young adult or mother trying to figure out how to manage new life transitions? Or maybe you’re a parent struggling to connect with your child and understand their behaviors? I hold a safe and nurturing space for adolescents, women, and parents to explore these challenges. If any of these resonate with you, you are in the right space.
Life has been feeling like a whirlwind and you’re just trying to find your balance in it all. Are you finding it challenging to navigate each day, seeking ways to prioritize yourself, or experiencing physical discomfort and heightened stress in certain environments? Are you a young adult or mother trying to figure out how to manage new life transitions? Or maybe you’re a parent struggling to connect with your child and understand their behaviors? I hold a safe and nurturing space for adolescents, women, and parents to explore these challenges. If any of these resonate with you, you are in the right space.
(770) 758-2379 View (770) 758-2379
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Christopher Porch
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
I am a licensed professional counselor focused on life enrichment and healthy relationships. I have 19 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. I help clients with stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I am empathetic in my approach and believe that when provided with the appropriate knowledge and support, individuals are able to create the life they desire. Modalities utilized: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT).
I am a licensed professional counselor focused on life enrichment and healthy relationships. I have 19 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. I help clients with stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I am empathetic in my approach and believe that when provided with the appropriate knowledge and support, individuals are able to create the life they desire. Modalities utilized: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT).
(470) 280-9520 View (470) 280-9520
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Jacob Sobel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust can be very challenging. Painful life experiences, past trauma and current situations can cause you to feel stuck, anxious and depressed. You may have noticed changes in your relationships, work, mood or self-esteem. Feeling understood and supported is of highest importance when navigating through life challenges. As such, I am dedicated to protecting your trust and providing you with emotional safety as you undertake the vulnerable yet enriching journey of therapy.
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust can be very challenging. Painful life experiences, past trauma and current situations can cause you to feel stuck, anxious and depressed. You may have noticed changes in your relationships, work, mood or self-esteem. Feeling understood and supported is of highest importance when navigating through life challenges. As such, I am dedicated to protecting your trust and providing you with emotional safety as you undertake the vulnerable yet enriching journey of therapy.
(678) 825-8544 View (678) 825-8544
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Sara Cook
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Not Verified Not Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
I want to support your child or teen in achieving wholeness and wellness in their day-to-day life! In sessions with me, my goal is that your child/teen will feel heard, valued, and understood. I work with ages 4+ supporting them through issues such as processing grief & loss, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, trauma, and life transitions. No matter the reason for beginning therapy, we will work together to establish goals that fit specifically for their life. I will empower them to build and use healthy coping skills to support them during the challenging moments of life, while also creating healthy habits for daily wellness!
I want to support your child or teen in achieving wholeness and wellness in their day-to-day life! In sessions with me, my goal is that your child/teen will feel heard, valued, and understood. I work with ages 4+ supporting them through issues such as processing grief & loss, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, trauma, and life transitions. No matter the reason for beginning therapy, we will work together to establish goals that fit specifically for their life. I will empower them to build and use healthy coping skills to support them during the challenging moments of life, while also creating healthy habits for daily wellness!
(470) 517-3403 View (470) 517-3403
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Bevonna Trail
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  (Online Only)
Empowering individuals to embrace their journey toward authenticity, I guide those navigating the intricate paths of anxiety toward self-discovery and confidence. My virtual practice supports young adults and adults aspiring to sculpt a path where anxiety no longer dictates their steps—encouraging you to navigate life's challenges with self-awareness, resilience, and alignment to show up authentically as you envision. Clients unearth their inner strengths, release from expectations, and develop tools.
Empowering individuals to embrace their journey toward authenticity, I guide those navigating the intricate paths of anxiety toward self-discovery and confidence. My virtual practice supports young adults and adults aspiring to sculpt a path where anxiety no longer dictates their steps—encouraging you to navigate life's challenges with self-awareness, resilience, and alignment to show up authentically as you envision. Clients unearth their inner strengths, release from expectations, and develop tools.
(404) 341-6458 View (404) 341-6458
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Steven Kovner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
My clients are struggling with personal trauma, sometimes stemming from their childhood, other times from traumatic events at other times in their life. This may include racism. They may be struggleing in their current relationships with spouses, parents or their children. Some are self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, others are challenged by crippling anxiety, panic or depression. Still other clients have mood swings, boutes of anger and diffculty regulating their emotions behavior or thinking. They may have impulses to self harm in a variety of different ways, from cutting, binging or purginng, or other behaviors.
My clients are struggling with personal trauma, sometimes stemming from their childhood, other times from traumatic events at other times in their life. This may include racism. They may be struggleing in their current relationships with spouses, parents or their children. Some are self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, others are challenged by crippling anxiety, panic or depression. Still other clients have mood swings, boutes of anger and diffculty regulating their emotions behavior or thinking. They may have impulses to self harm in a variety of different ways, from cutting, binging or purginng, or other behaviors.
(678) 701-1910 View (678) 701-1910
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April L. Coleman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
I have always enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and their families. As a licensed psychologist, I currently specialize in the comprehensive assessment of intellectual disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and anxiety for children through age 7 years. It is important for me that there is family, school, and child involvement in the assessment process in order to gather as much information as possible to best support the families in which I see. Please feel free to email me if you have questions or would like to inquire about making an appointment with me.
I have always enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and their families. As a licensed psychologist, I currently specialize in the comprehensive assessment of intellectual disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and anxiety for children through age 7 years. It is important for me that there is family, school, and child involvement in the assessment process in order to gather as much information as possible to best support the families in which I see. Please feel free to email me if you have questions or would like to inquire about making an appointment with me.
(678) 619-3240 View (678) 619-3240
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Keisha Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
I am Keisha Johnson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 18 years of clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, and children providing individual, group, and families that face Adolescents/Teens, Anger Management, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, and Grief. I utilize CBT, Family Systems Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy concepts to help clients in the change process. I believe that counseling is here to help my clients discover their strengths, identify and cancel out their dysfunctional thought processes, and replace them with positive and realistic thinking.
I am Keisha Johnson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 18 years of clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, and children providing individual, group, and families that face Adolescents/Teens, Anger Management, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, and Grief. I utilize CBT, Family Systems Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy concepts to help clients in the change process. I believe that counseling is here to help my clients discover their strengths, identify and cancel out their dysfunctional thought processes, and replace them with positive and realistic thinking.
(678) 661-4487 View (678) 661-4487
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Eliza Sanford
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
In a world where the journey to healing often feels daunting, my goal is to be able to provide hope and understanding. I work to provide a safe haven where individuals can embark on their path to wellness with courage and confidence. My unwavering dedication to each client's unique journey, coupled with empathy and expertise, creates a nurturing environment where healing flourishes. Through guidance and unwavering support, I intend to empower those I work with to rediscover their strength, resilience, and inner peace. In the therapy space, I hope that clients not only find solace, but also inspiration to embrace life no matter what.
In a world where the journey to healing often feels daunting, my goal is to be able to provide hope and understanding. I work to provide a safe haven where individuals can embark on their path to wellness with courage and confidence. My unwavering dedication to each client's unique journey, coupled with empathy and expertise, creates a nurturing environment where healing flourishes. Through guidance and unwavering support, I intend to empower those I work with to rediscover their strength, resilience, and inner peace. In the therapy space, I hope that clients not only find solace, but also inspiration to embrace life no matter what.
(470) 664-3420 View (470) 664-3420
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Magaen Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MAC, EAS-C, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone needs a safe place where they can process a problem or work through a difficult life transition. Whether you are dealing with grief, depression, anxiety, or wounds from your past, we can work together to bring healing to your life. I believe in playing a supportive role in my client's transformation toward restoration and self-empowerment. Through both personal and professional experiences, I have come to see how incredibly courageous and resilient individuals can be and find it to be a blessing and a privilege to be able to work in this field.
Everyone needs a safe place where they can process a problem or work through a difficult life transition. Whether you are dealing with grief, depression, anxiety, or wounds from your past, we can work together to bring healing to your life. I believe in playing a supportive role in my client's transformation toward restoration and self-empowerment. Through both personal and professional experiences, I have come to see how incredibly courageous and resilient individuals can be and find it to be a blessing and a privilege to be able to work in this field.
(678) 270-2928 x700 View (678) 270-2928 x700
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Mahlet Endale
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
In life we often come to a point where what has been no longer works. We reach a point where we have to make changes for our wellbeing and/or happiness. We reach a crossroad, and must figure out which direction to take. In my work with clients, I aim to help them navigate this process. This includes exploring options that are available or could be forged. It includes exploring the impact of change on existing relationships. It includes making space for all the feelings, both good and difficult, that come with considering something new. It also includes finally attending to past pain/trauma that could be clouding the process now.
In life we often come to a point where what has been no longer works. We reach a point where we have to make changes for our wellbeing and/or happiness. We reach a crossroad, and must figure out which direction to take. In my work with clients, I aim to help them navigate this process. This includes exploring options that are available or could be forged. It includes exploring the impact of change on existing relationships. It includes making space for all the feelings, both good and difficult, that come with considering something new. It also includes finally attending to past pain/trauma that could be clouding the process now.
(404) 994-3449 View (404) 994-3449
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Healing Life Institute
BCCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Are you seeking peace, clarity, and a path to your best self? Our ideal clients want to overcome anxiety, heal from past traumas, and build healthier relationships. They’re ready for simple, achievable, and proven steps to regain control and build resilience.
Are you seeking peace, clarity, and a path to your best self? Our ideal clients want to overcome anxiety, heal from past traumas, and build healthier relationships. They’re ready for simple, achievable, and proven steps to regain control and build resilience.
(404) 998-4892 View (404) 998-4892
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Destiny Combs
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Do you struggle with navigating life's obstacles? Are you feeling depressed, stressed, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you ever feel emotionally trapped by the trauma or difficulties you faced as a child or young adult? Do you require a place where you can be yourself without fear of criticism? If any of these statements resonate with you, I'm here to meet you where you are and support you on your life's journey.
Do you struggle with navigating life's obstacles? Are you feeling depressed, stressed, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you ever feel emotionally trapped by the trauma or difficulties you faced as a child or young adult? Do you require a place where you can be yourself without fear of criticism? If any of these statements resonate with you, I'm here to meet you where you are and support you on your life's journey.
(470) 634-9984 View (470) 634-9984
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Number of Therapists in Peachtree Corners, GA

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Peachtree Corners, GA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
76% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Peachtree Corners, GA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
8% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Peachtree Corners?

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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.