Therapists in Scottdale, GA

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Tera Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079
I specialize in working with helping adults handle everyday life stressors. Those who are tired, anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, and just need a way to get through this crazy thing we call life! You want to find ways to handle it all, while still displaying that inner glow you know you have! You want to find yourself again after heartbreak, an empty nest, or a devastating loss. You want to learn how to manage your partner, kids, work, social obligations, and all the extras that come with it! You just need a woo-sah moment on the regular!
I specialize in working with helping adults handle everyday life stressors. Those who are tired, anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, and just need a way to get through this crazy thing we call life! You want to find ways to handle it all, while still displaying that inner glow you know you have! You want to find yourself again after heartbreak, an empty nest, or a devastating loss. You want to learn how to manage your partner, kids, work, social obligations, and all the extras that come with it! You just need a woo-sah moment on the regular!
(404) 991-5868 View (404) 991-5868
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Abigail Akpobiyeri
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079  (Online Only)
I want to commend you for prioritizing your mental health—it's a significant step towards self-care. As a first-generation Nigerian-American therapist, I bring a unique perspective to our therapeutic journey. I earned my master's degree from the University of Denver in Sport and Performance Psychology and am now pursuing my PsyD at Mercer University. I strive to create a safe and inclusive space where you can feel understood, validated, and supported. Together, we'll work collaboratively, drawing from evidence-based techniques and my expertise, to navigate the challenges you face. Let's embark on your path to growth together!
I want to commend you for prioritizing your mental health—it's a significant step towards self-care. As a first-generation Nigerian-American therapist, I bring a unique perspective to our therapeutic journey. I earned my master's degree from the University of Denver in Sport and Performance Psychology and am now pursuing my PsyD at Mercer University. I strive to create a safe and inclusive space where you can feel understood, validated, and supported. Together, we'll work collaboratively, drawing from evidence-based techniques and my expertise, to navigate the challenges you face. Let's embark on your path to growth together!
(678) 257-3458 View (678) 257-3458
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Elisabeth Bletsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079
There are many things that may impact a person's ability to lead a full life, including challenges at work or school, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, and past traumas or losses. My goal as a therapist is to help clients move through their challenges and develop a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so they are able to live more satisfying and present lives. I do this by assisting clients in processing their feelings and identifying and connecting the things that have shaped them - including their relationships, thoughts, and attachment/trauma experiences - to their current issues.
There are many things that may impact a person's ability to lead a full life, including challenges at work or school, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, and past traumas or losses. My goal as a therapist is to help clients move through their challenges and develop a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so they are able to live more satisfying and present lives. I do this by assisting clients in processing their feelings and identifying and connecting the things that have shaped them - including their relationships, thoughts, and attachment/trauma experiences - to their current issues.
(616) 828-1992 View (616) 828-1992
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Julie Coker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Scottdale, GA 30079
Nice to meet you! Unforeseen challenges and issues going on in the world can leave you reeling. Maybe you've been a pillar of strength to those around you but, at the same time, there seems to be no space left for you to meet your own needs. Self-critical thoughts, perfectionism and fear of falling behind can leave you feeling stuck: you want a better life for yourself and, at the same time, change seems daunting. Therapy can provide an accepting, wellness-focused environment for you to move to a place of growth and positive change.
Nice to meet you! Unforeseen challenges and issues going on in the world can leave you reeling. Maybe you've been a pillar of strength to those around you but, at the same time, there seems to be no space left for you to meet your own needs. Self-critical thoughts, perfectionism and fear of falling behind can leave you feeling stuck: you want a better life for yourself and, at the same time, change seems daunting. Therapy can provide an accepting, wellness-focused environment for you to move to a place of growth and positive change.
(678) 719-0294 View (678) 719-0294
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Naomi Black
Licensed Professional Counselor, DEL, LPC, CPCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Scottdale, GA 30079  (Online Only)
I utilize my emotional intelligence and intuitiveness to join the journey of others and increase their fortitude to navigate through difficult challenges together. I believe that a therapeutic alliance tailored for each individual drives the momentum necessary to enhance their level of empowerment which recharges, reconnects, and reclaims their perception of happiness. We are entitled to enjoy the abundance of life and that is unlimited and determined by our terms. It is our choices that directs our path to an unapologetic abundant life.
I utilize my emotional intelligence and intuitiveness to join the journey of others and increase their fortitude to navigate through difficult challenges together. I believe that a therapeutic alliance tailored for each individual drives the momentum necessary to enhance their level of empowerment which recharges, reconnects, and reclaims their perception of happiness. We are entitled to enjoy the abundance of life and that is unlimited and determined by our terms. It is our choices that directs our path to an unapologetic abundant life.
(404) 974-3096 View (404) 974-3096
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Rene Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079
Hello! I am located in Atlanta, Georgia, but provide telehealth in MD, VA, FL, WV, & NC. I specialize in working with children, teens, families, and adult individuals who have difficulty with anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotional regulation, behavioral concerns, or have experienced trauma. I have extensive experience supporting the adoption triad, and LGBTQ+ kids, families, and individuals. Rather than have a “one size fits all” perspective, I use a blend of treatment approaches to meet each client’s individual needs including play therapy, mindfulness and body-based work, CBT, ERP, EMDR, attachment and trauma-informed approaches.
Hello! I am located in Atlanta, Georgia, but provide telehealth in MD, VA, FL, WV, & NC. I specialize in working with children, teens, families, and adult individuals who have difficulty with anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotional regulation, behavioral concerns, or have experienced trauma. I have extensive experience supporting the adoption triad, and LGBTQ+ kids, families, and individuals. Rather than have a “one size fits all” perspective, I use a blend of treatment approaches to meet each client’s individual needs including play therapy, mindfulness and body-based work, CBT, ERP, EMDR, attachment and trauma-informed approaches.
(678) 737-4665 View (678) 737-4665
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Dr. Shnequia Webb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Georgia with over 15 years of experience working as a social worker and psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, communication issues, advocacy, grief and loss, and life transitions.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Georgia with over 15 years of experience working as a social worker and psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, communication issues, advocacy, grief and loss, and life transitions.
(678) 928-5799 View (678) 928-5799
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Unbound Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079  (Online Only)
Have you noticed a pattern of depression, dysfunction in relationships, abuse, or financial problems within your family? Are you fearful that past hurts will continue to haunt you? Are you prepared to do whatever it takes to prevent yourself from falling into the same harmful patterns as your family? Then, you’ve come to the right place. By helping my clients gain awareness of what’s holding them back and implementing practical strategies of change, I walk with people in their journey to transform themselves and their family tree.
Have you noticed a pattern of depression, dysfunction in relationships, abuse, or financial problems within your family? Are you fearful that past hurts will continue to haunt you? Are you prepared to do whatever it takes to prevent yourself from falling into the same harmful patterns as your family? Then, you’ve come to the right place. By helping my clients gain awareness of what’s holding them back and implementing practical strategies of change, I walk with people in their journey to transform themselves and their family tree.
(678) 853-7519 View (678) 853-7519
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Kay Dreyer Watkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079  (Online Only)
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and have been an Army spouse since 2003. I accept clients in Virginia and Georgia. Change is constant and flexibility is a necessity. I have worked with Soldiers, military families, government workers, and civilians. I work with clients to set specific goals to work towards in a nonjudgmental, safe space. I will work with clients, focusing on your strengths. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I believe that small changes can sometimes lead to bigger changes. If things are not working for you, let's find a different way for you to move forward. Together we can find solutions.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and have been an Army spouse since 2003. I accept clients in Virginia and Georgia. Change is constant and flexibility is a necessity. I have worked with Soldiers, military families, government workers, and civilians. I work with clients to set specific goals to work towards in a nonjudgmental, safe space. I will work with clients, focusing on your strengths. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I believe that small changes can sometimes lead to bigger changes. If things are not working for you, let's find a different way for you to move forward. Together we can find solutions.
(404) 528-1998 View (404) 528-1998
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Charles Westbrook
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Scottdale, GA 30079
You are smart and resourceful, but your emotional difficulties and insecurities have proven to be more stubborn than other problems you've faced. Despite learning a lot about yourself through self-inquiry, reading, and prior experiences with therapy, you have once again come to the point of feeling stuck. You may feel like you are falling short of your potential. You may be exhausted yet too stressed out to rest. You may be too burnt out to work - almost as if you are broken. You may be experiencing intense feelings without obvious cause. Or maybe your relationship or parenting situation is so high-conflict that you feel hopeless.
You are smart and resourceful, but your emotional difficulties and insecurities have proven to be more stubborn than other problems you've faced. Despite learning a lot about yourself through self-inquiry, reading, and prior experiences with therapy, you have once again come to the point of feeling stuck. You may feel like you are falling short of your potential. You may be exhausted yet too stressed out to rest. You may be too burnt out to work - almost as if you are broken. You may be experiencing intense feelings without obvious cause. Or maybe your relationship or parenting situation is so high-conflict that you feel hopeless.
(404) 795-7507 View (404) 795-7507
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Alicia Philipp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079
Does the thought of continuing along the same path you are currently on seem exhausting? Are you feeling down, find yourself anxious, stressed about life, struggling with relationships, and maybe not even sure why? While we can’t go back and change the past, we can start today and make a new ending. Whether you are struggling with aspects of your personal life, or your career, we can work together to help you gain understanding, implement strategies & make better choices that impact your work & personal life.
Does the thought of continuing along the same path you are currently on seem exhausting? Are you feeling down, find yourself anxious, stressed about life, struggling with relationships, and maybe not even sure why? While we can’t go back and change the past, we can start today and make a new ending. Whether you are struggling with aspects of your personal life, or your career, we can work together to help you gain understanding, implement strategies & make better choices that impact your work & personal life.
(770) 823-2563 View (770) 823-2563
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Firefly Wellness Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Scottdale, GA 30079
Do you feel stressed every time you walk through your front door and overwhelmed by family conflicts? Do you struggle with your child's behavior or worry about their progress with peers and at school? At Firefly Wellness Counseling, we offer therapeutic services for individuals ages three and up who are tired of struggling. Imgaine having the skills to communicate with your child in a way that reduces conflict, helps your child feel empowered, and helps them be the wonderful individual they are. Whether through play therapy, parent coaching, or individual counseling, we can help your family reach those goals.
Do you feel stressed every time you walk through your front door and overwhelmed by family conflicts? Do you struggle with your child's behavior or worry about their progress with peers and at school? At Firefly Wellness Counseling, we offer therapeutic services for individuals ages three and up who are tired of struggling. Imgaine having the skills to communicate with your child in a way that reduces conflict, helps your child feel empowered, and helps them be the wonderful individual they are. Whether through play therapy, parent coaching, or individual counseling, we can help your family reach those goals.
(404) 476-7923 View (404) 476-7923
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Monique Wischusen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Scottdale, GA 30079  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Session times are 9 am-12 pm M-F. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Georgia. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi. I also earned the TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC) through the completion of the comprehensive THTC program. I have training in EMDR and Internal Family Systems and also am an adjunct faculty at the University of Southern New Hampshire in the Psychology Department.
Session times are 9 am-12 pm M-F. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Georgia. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi. I also earned the TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC) through the completion of the comprehensive THTC program. I have training in EMDR and Internal Family Systems and also am an adjunct faculty at the University of Southern New Hampshire in the Psychology Department.
(404) 369-1041 View (404) 369-1041
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Barbara Lewison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, &/or depressed? Are family issues, traumas, & mental health concerns affecting your relationships? Are you feeling numb or doing things to numb out intense feelings, emotional pain, or symptoms? Please have hope - you are not alone. Dedicated to my professional development for over 33 years, I'm motivated to help adults heal and recover from traumas, mental health & coexisting chronic medical issues, relationship conflicts & stressful life transitions. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, body-image & eating problems, chronic pain, chronic medical illnesses, & BFRBs,
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, &/or depressed? Are family issues, traumas, & mental health concerns affecting your relationships? Are you feeling numb or doing things to numb out intense feelings, emotional pain, or symptoms? Please have hope - you are not alone. Dedicated to my professional development for over 33 years, I'm motivated to help adults heal and recover from traumas, mental health & coexisting chronic medical issues, relationship conflicts & stressful life transitions. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, body-image & eating problems, chronic pain, chronic medical illnesses, & BFRBs,
(762) 214-2456 View (762) 214-2456
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Jaclyn Schuon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079
You've been feeling like you just aren't as happy as you could be. It's hard to stop your mind from overthinking and worrying about everything, sometimes even getting to the point of feeling panicky. Or maybe you just feel stuck and like you aren't satisfied with life even though you "should be." Maybe you've had a little bit of therapy before, but it feels like just talking about your problems isn't enough. You're looking for real life skills you can use to help yourself think, feel and live better.
You've been feeling like you just aren't as happy as you could be. It's hard to stop your mind from overthinking and worrying about everything, sometimes even getting to the point of feeling panicky. Or maybe you just feel stuck and like you aren't satisfied with life even though you "should be." Maybe you've had a little bit of therapy before, but it feels like just talking about your problems isn't enough. You're looking for real life skills you can use to help yourself think, feel and live better.
(404) 476-7162 x595 View (404) 476-7162 x595
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Wendy Fritz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ASDI, CAIP, ADHDCCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Scottdale, GA 30079
I provide play therapy to children and pre-teens who are challenged with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Anger/Behavior Challenges and Grief/Loss. Together we can work on improving executive functioning skills, social skills, increase self-esteem and self-confidence, and work to decrease anxious thoughts and episodes of dysregulation.
I provide play therapy to children and pre-teens who are challenged with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Anger/Behavior Challenges and Grief/Loss. Together we can work on improving executive functioning skills, social skills, increase self-esteem and self-confidence, and work to decrease anxious thoughts and episodes of dysregulation.
(404) 390-2765 View (404) 390-2765
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Terri H Duda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, JD
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079
Psychotherapy is my second career. As an attorney, I enjoyed working one-on-one with people, and I found myself drawn to my client's personal stories. After many years in law, I decided that a career as a therapist was my true passion. I employ a variety of approaches in my work including Dialetical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. I have particular expertise in helping trauma survivors. I help people heal from complex trauma by providing a safe, caring, non-judgmental therapeutic environment.
Psychotherapy is my second career. As an attorney, I enjoyed working one-on-one with people, and I found myself drawn to my client's personal stories. After many years in law, I decided that a career as a therapist was my true passion. I employ a variety of approaches in my work including Dialetical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. I have particular expertise in helping trauma survivors. I help people heal from complex trauma by providing a safe, caring, non-judgmental therapeutic environment.
(404) 418-6390 View (404) 418-6390
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Janice Barrocas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079
Janice Barrocas (she/her) is a solution-focused licensed professional counselor who is passionate about helping adults learn practical skills, tools and positive habits to create desired and sustainable change. Janice supports her clients in moving beyond current struggles, “labels” and unwanted identities. She works alongside her clients to support them in creating lasting change and reaching their full potential. Janice is trained in and utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including: behavior activation, empowerment-based therapy, mindful self-compassion.
Janice Barrocas (she/her) is a solution-focused licensed professional counselor who is passionate about helping adults learn practical skills, tools and positive habits to create desired and sustainable change. Janice supports her clients in moving beyond current struggles, “labels” and unwanted identities. She works alongside her clients to support them in creating lasting change and reaching their full potential. Janice is trained in and utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including: behavior activation, empowerment-based therapy, mindful self-compassion.
(770) 407-7791 View (770) 407-7791
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Ross F Grumet
MD, LFAPA
Scottdale, GA 30079
My psychiatric practice handles wide range of adult issues such as depression, ADHD (Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, Focalin, etc), bipolar, addictions (Suboxone buprenorphine for pain opioid medication problems)alcohol (naltrexone, acamprosate,etc.) I use medication in combination with brief therapy (cognitive, hypnosis, ACT) and coordinate with other therapists if necessary.. For insomnia, insufficient sleep, fatigue see SleepAdvocate.com. See my blogs at psychiatryatlanta.com. At first visit we usually discuss findings, alternative treatment options, your preferences, and start or continue medication with your informed consent. OK to bring another person if you believe this will be useful.
My psychiatric practice handles wide range of adult issues such as depression, ADHD (Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, Focalin, etc), bipolar, addictions (Suboxone buprenorphine for pain opioid medication problems)alcohol (naltrexone, acamprosate,etc.) I use medication in combination with brief therapy (cognitive, hypnosis, ACT) and coordinate with other therapists if necessary.. For insomnia, insufficient sleep, fatigue see SleepAdvocate.com. See my blogs at psychiatryatlanta.com. At first visit we usually discuss findings, alternative treatment options, your preferences, and start or continue medication with your informed consent. OK to bring another person if you believe this will be useful.
(404) 369-4636 View (404) 369-4636
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Rachelle Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Scottdale, GA 30079
Are you ready to live a healthier life, emotionally? Today can be the beginning of a new tomorrow. I enjoy working with individuals (olders adolescents and adults) that have challenges with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships/personality challenges, as well as serious mental illness. The client is the focus of therapy and we will work together to develop a personalized treatment for you. I use an eclectic mix of treatment approaches that vary based on the challenge of the client. I enjoy helping individuals reach their full potential.
Are you ready to live a healthier life, emotionally? Today can be the beginning of a new tomorrow. I enjoy working with individuals (olders adolescents and adults) that have challenges with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships/personality challenges, as well as serious mental illness. The client is the focus of therapy and we will work together to develop a personalized treatment for you. I use an eclectic mix of treatment approaches that vary based on the challenge of the client. I enjoy helping individuals reach their full potential.
(404) 531-7962 View (404) 531-7962

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Number of Therapists in Scottdale, GA

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Scottdale, GA who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
83% Depression
71% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
63% Stress
58% Grief
58% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Scottdale, GA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Scottdale?

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.