Therapists in Smyrna, GA

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Janet Vernell Granville
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
Janet Granville is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has experience working in a variety of settings and with an array of issues. She has worked in the mental health field for more than 15 years and has a strong history with children and adolescents. Janet also has experience with young to geriatric-age adults. Her interest is in supporting individuals as they progress towards better lives. She has worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, grief, trauma, women's issues, and life transitions. Janet completed her Master's degree in Professional Psychology at Argosy University.
Janet Granville is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has experience working in a variety of settings and with an array of issues. She has worked in the mental health field for more than 15 years and has a strong history with children and adolescents. Janet also has experience with young to geriatric-age adults. Her interest is in supporting individuals as they progress towards better lives. She has worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, grief, trauma, women's issues, and life transitions. Janet completed her Master's degree in Professional Psychology at Argosy University.
(678) 672-4057 View (678) 672-4057
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India Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30082  (Online Only)
Are you a woman seeking to enhance your overall well-being, regain a sense of control, and thrive in your daily life? As a licensed professional counselor my mission is to create a safe and nurturing space where women can explore, understand, and overcome the obstacles hindering their personal growth. Most often I work with adult clients who are faced with challenges such as managing daily anxiety, exhaustion/burnout that stems from motherhood, career management, and/or academia, and those who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their unique experiences.
Are you a woman seeking to enhance your overall well-being, regain a sense of control, and thrive in your daily life? As a licensed professional counselor my mission is to create a safe and nurturing space where women can explore, understand, and overcome the obstacles hindering their personal growth. Most often I work with adult clients who are faced with challenges such as managing daily anxiety, exhaustion/burnout that stems from motherhood, career management, and/or academia, and those who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their unique experiences.
(470) 619-6897 View (470) 619-6897
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Dr. Shenithia S Arnold
Counselor, EdD, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
"If you are ready to embark upon a journey that will ultimately lead to a greater you, consider beginning your Journey 2 Greatness with me. I am Shenithia Arnold, a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia specializing in behavioral and emotional disorders. As your therapist, I will provide an emotionally comfortable environment allowing you to discuss your most difficult issues, uncover your fears and limitations, and/or change any destructive behaviors that may impede your growth. Together we will work to challenge any self defeating thoughts and implement effective behavioral and communication skills to aid in your journey".
"If you are ready to embark upon a journey that will ultimately lead to a greater you, consider beginning your Journey 2 Greatness with me. I am Shenithia Arnold, a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia specializing in behavioral and emotional disorders. As your therapist, I will provide an emotionally comfortable environment allowing you to discuss your most difficult issues, uncover your fears and limitations, and/or change any destructive behaviors that may impede your growth. Together we will work to challenge any self defeating thoughts and implement effective behavioral and communication skills to aid in your journey".
(678) 974-1035 View (678) 974-1035
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Denetra Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
Denetra Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia, with over 10 years of experience in the social work profession. Throughout her career, Denetra has worked to ensure the welfare of children, and provide substance use evaluations, clinical assessments, and therapeutic services to adult women who are seeking assistance with coping with trauma, managing depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders, problems with grief and loss, parenting skills training, managing anger and stress, and relapse prevention. Denetra’s goal is to assist individuals in improving their level of functioning.
Denetra Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia, with over 10 years of experience in the social work profession. Throughout her career, Denetra has worked to ensure the welfare of children, and provide substance use evaluations, clinical assessments, and therapeutic services to adult women who are seeking assistance with coping with trauma, managing depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders, problems with grief and loss, parenting skills training, managing anger and stress, and relapse prevention. Denetra’s goal is to assist individuals in improving their level of functioning.
(678) 568-7930 View (678) 568-7930
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Deidre White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
Do you find yourself not feeling like enough , no matter what you do? You may be fed up with comparing yourself to others, feeling insecure or that you have to put yourself last to make others happy. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to stop people pleasing . You’re ready to set boundaries . Most of all, you’re ready to be your authentic self.
Do you find yourself not feeling like enough , no matter what you do? You may be fed up with comparing yourself to others, feeling insecure or that you have to put yourself last to make others happy. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to stop people pleasing . You’re ready to set boundaries . Most of all, you’re ready to be your authentic self.
(678) 325-5614 View (678) 325-5614
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Lindsay Davis
Counselor, APC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
It takes courage to seek therapy to explore yourself, your feelings, and your goals. Humans are holistic and it is important to consider all of the different parts that make you, you. Our emotional and physical health is deeply intertwined, so I believe it is important to consider all of our different parts from movement and nutrition to emotional intelligence. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and that my role as a therapist is to walk alongside you as we explore the good and the hard with self compassion.
It takes courage to seek therapy to explore yourself, your feelings, and your goals. Humans are holistic and it is important to consider all of the different parts that make you, you. Our emotional and physical health is deeply intertwined, so I believe it is important to consider all of our different parts from movement and nutrition to emotional intelligence. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and that my role as a therapist is to walk alongside you as we explore the good and the hard with self compassion.
(470) 202-0924 View (470) 202-0924
Skytherapist
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, PsyD, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
My ideal client is anyone I can help. I treat a large cross-section of America, especially Veterans and all dealing with trauma. We are a team of over 200 multi disciplinary providers across 50 states. We work with you to ensure you get the care you deserve.
My ideal client is anyone I can help. I treat a large cross-section of America, especially Veterans and all dealing with trauma. We are a team of over 200 multi disciplinary providers across 50 states. We work with you to ensure you get the care you deserve.
(678) 883-7604 x2 View (678) 883-7604 x2
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Darrell Brooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
Darrell earned his Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling at Malone University in 2008. While in school, he lead and developed, “How to Counsel the Black Family.” He also trained for seven years in working with individuals that were charged with DUI in Ohio. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2010. While in Atlanta, he worked with several core agencies and private businesses throughout Georgia. In 2012, he received his certification in Rational Living Therapy, and is a state certified professional counselor supervisor.
Darrell earned his Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling at Malone University in 2008. While in school, he lead and developed, “How to Counsel the Black Family.” He also trained for seven years in working with individuals that were charged with DUI in Ohio. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2010. While in Atlanta, he worked with several core agencies and private businesses throughout Georgia. In 2012, he received his certification in Rational Living Therapy, and is a state certified professional counselor supervisor.
(678) 813-2942 View (678) 813-2942
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Sarah Kate Guthrie
Counselor, LAPC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30082
I aim to assist clients in becoming the best version of themselves through techniques and perspectives as unique as they are. Clients that often seek my therapeutic alliance often come from diverse backgrounds, varied religious perspectives, and are members of the LGBTQIA+ Community. I strive to make a warm and welcoming environment for my clients to feel they can be as authentic and as vulnerable as they wish to be. My experience includes concerns such as ADHD, Anxiety & Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Type II, Gender Related Concerns, Chronic Illness/Pain, and many other topics less widely experienced.
I aim to assist clients in becoming the best version of themselves through techniques and perspectives as unique as they are. Clients that often seek my therapeutic alliance often come from diverse backgrounds, varied religious perspectives, and are members of the LGBTQIA+ Community. I strive to make a warm and welcoming environment for my clients to feel they can be as authentic and as vulnerable as they wish to be. My experience includes concerns such as ADHD, Anxiety & Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Type II, Gender Related Concerns, Chronic Illness/Pain, and many other topics less widely experienced.
(678) 562-1224 View (678) 562-1224
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Katherine C Thyne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
Not accepting new clients
Hello. I use a direct, yet supportive approach to focus on improving life skills and releasing negative beliefs and behaviors. Experience has shown that by changing unhealthy patterns, expressing fears, and taking gentle risks, it is possible to live a more satisfying life regardless of past traumas and other issues. With a combination of techniques, we will work together on both short and long term goals. I am an interactive therapist and encourage intensive work both in and out of the office. I have a home office and use video sessions as needed to help with time constraints/distance. I have two small sweet dogs.
Hello. I use a direct, yet supportive approach to focus on improving life skills and releasing negative beliefs and behaviors. Experience has shown that by changing unhealthy patterns, expressing fears, and taking gentle risks, it is possible to live a more satisfying life regardless of past traumas and other issues. With a combination of techniques, we will work together on both short and long term goals. I am an interactive therapist and encourage intensive work both in and out of the office. I have a home office and use video sessions as needed to help with time constraints/distance. I have two small sweet dogs.
(678) 929-4804 View (678) 929-4804
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Nancy Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Attention to your needs, whether individuals, couples, or partners by providing a neutral safe space, validating your concerns, customizing a plan that integrates all of you - body, mind, and soul, can lead to restoration. I invite you to visit my website at Thetrilogycounseling.com to become acquainted with my practice with hassle free online scheduling. My approach includes guiding you to restore balance - assessing all areas of life, to reframe, or look at situations from a slightly different perspective, and lead to renewal by putting in place coping skills and connect with your inner strengths.
Attention to your needs, whether individuals, couples, or partners by providing a neutral safe space, validating your concerns, customizing a plan that integrates all of you - body, mind, and soul, can lead to restoration. I invite you to visit my website at Thetrilogycounseling.com to become acquainted with my practice with hassle free online scheduling. My approach includes guiding you to restore balance - assessing all areas of life, to reframe, or look at situations from a slightly different perspective, and lead to renewal by putting in place coping skills and connect with your inner strengths.
(678) 253-4164 View (678) 253-4164
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Brianna Monai Brooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
Brianna Brooks is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. Brianna Brooks has worked in the mental health field for 5 years in various settings. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults address trauma and overcome life challenges. Brianna specializes in depression, self-esteem concerns, anxiety, trauma, family concerns, and major life transitions.
Brianna Brooks is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. Brianna Brooks has worked in the mental health field for 5 years in various settings. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults address trauma and overcome life challenges. Brianna specializes in depression, self-esteem concerns, anxiety, trauma, family concerns, and major life transitions.
(678) 971-2449 View (678) 971-2449
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Kelly Rhines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
Kelly Rhines is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who loves working with both couples and individuals. Kelly specializes in working with those who may struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions. She is passionate about helping others identify what is holding them back from reaching their full potential and creating a safe space for all that come to her for therapy.
Kelly Rhines is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who loves working with both couples and individuals. Kelly specializes in working with those who may struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions. She is passionate about helping others identify what is holding them back from reaching their full potential and creating a safe space for all that come to her for therapy.
(678) 679-5841 View (678) 679-5841
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Jasmine Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30082
Jasmine Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jasmine is a counselor who is here to help guide you in the direction that you seek to go in whether it involves depression, anxiety, anger management and trauma. She believes that counseling is a journey that you as the client and Jasmine as your therapist will travel down together so that you feel you are not in this alone. She utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, person center therapy and solution focused therapy.
Jasmine Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jasmine is a counselor who is here to help guide you in the direction that you seek to go in whether it involves depression, anxiety, anger management and trauma. She believes that counseling is a journey that you as the client and Jasmine as your therapist will travel down together so that you feel you are not in this alone. She utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, person center therapy and solution focused therapy.
(833) 344-1753 View (833) 344-1753
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Nicole Lyon
Counselor, LPC, MAMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
As a former Division I Athlete and US National Team Member, I believe that one of the bravest things we can do is learning how to love ourselves through the process of owning our own storying. Often times the first brave step is just reaching out. Society tends to view therapy as something you need if you have “failed” on your own. However, I tend to think the counseling process is one where we invite someone else to walk alongside us on our journey of figuring out who we are. I believe that as humans we are designed for relationship, and we aren’t intended to do and figure it all out alone.
As a former Division I Athlete and US National Team Member, I believe that one of the bravest things we can do is learning how to love ourselves through the process of owning our own storying. Often times the first brave step is just reaching out. Society tends to view therapy as something you need if you have “failed” on your own. However, I tend to think the counseling process is one where we invite someone else to walk alongside us on our journey of figuring out who we are. I believe that as humans we are designed for relationship, and we aren’t intended to do and figure it all out alone.
(678) 661-3774 View (678) 661-3774
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Marjetta Gulley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
As an understanding empathetic counselor, I am dedicated to helping clients develop real and workable solutions to the obstacles they encounter as they journey through life. Clients are assisted to explore thought patterns, behaviors, systems and dynamics in order to produce the best outcome for their circumstance. Every person is treated with respect and their individuality is cherished as we work toward established goals and focus on achieving desired results. I am devoted to providing quality counsel by assisting individuals to achieve emotional healthiness and is committed to providing supportive, ethical therapy with ideology ultimately based on bibical values.
As an understanding empathetic counselor, I am dedicated to helping clients develop real and workable solutions to the obstacles they encounter as they journey through life. Clients are assisted to explore thought patterns, behaviors, systems and dynamics in order to produce the best outcome for their circumstance. Every person is treated with respect and their individuality is cherished as we work toward established goals and focus on achieving desired results. I am devoted to providing quality counsel by assisting individuals to achieve emotional healthiness and is committed to providing supportive, ethical therapy with ideology ultimately based on bibical values.
(404) 549-6258 View (404) 549-6258
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Kristne Broadway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30082
Dani Broadway graduated in 2016 with their Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Dani utilizes a mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy approach to counseling. Dani believes healing happens in the present and aims to teach clients to be more present with themselves and their environment. Dani's areas of specialty include gender identity and LGBTQ+ issues, life transitions, and chronic diseases. In their spare time, Dani enjoys traveling to new places, hiking, and spending time with their wife and pets.
Dani Broadway graduated in 2016 with their Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Dani utilizes a mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy approach to counseling. Dani believes healing happens in the present and aims to teach clients to be more present with themselves and their environment. Dani's areas of specialty include gender identity and LGBTQ+ issues, life transitions, and chronic diseases. In their spare time, Dani enjoys traveling to new places, hiking, and spending time with their wife and pets.
(404) 882-6414 View (404) 882-6414
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Jane Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30082
Jane Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 24 years of experience. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. Jane believes in a treatment approach that is eclectic and includes Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Trauma Informed, and DBT. In her spare time, Jane enjoys music, movies, exercise, and reading.
Jane Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 24 years of experience. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. Jane believes in a treatment approach that is eclectic and includes Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Trauma Informed, and DBT. In her spare time, Jane enjoys music, movies, exercise, and reading.
(678) 276-8455 View (678) 276-8455
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Atlanta Vinings Counseling Service
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
My therapeutic philosophy is grounded in positive psychology. I believe that although we face challenges, we posses strengths. With support we can overcome emotional pain, be healed, be reconciled, and thrive. l use a variety of techniques during counseling sessions. My client centered approach includes narrative therapy, hope and family systems theory - genograms. I have over 17 years experience as a school counselor, I understand the school system. I know strategies to improve your child's grades. I will partner with you to strengthen your child's ability to deal with bullying, anxiety, and improve behavior.
My therapeutic philosophy is grounded in positive psychology. I believe that although we face challenges, we posses strengths. With support we can overcome emotional pain, be healed, be reconciled, and thrive. l use a variety of techniques during counseling sessions. My client centered approach includes narrative therapy, hope and family systems theory - genograms. I have over 17 years experience as a school counselor, I understand the school system. I know strategies to improve your child's grades. I will partner with you to strengthen your child's ability to deal with bullying, anxiety, and improve behavior.
(678) 506-7701 View (678) 506-7701
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Ellyn Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Over my 30 plus year career, I have helped many to both better understand their issues and then come up with solutions for them. In my roles as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a mother-in-law, a grandmother and a friend, I have a first hand understanding of many of your issues. And I don't just listen; I offer guidance and advice in an empathetic and non-judgmental way. I look forward to talking with you and helping you achieve your goals.
Over my 30 plus year career, I have helped many to both better understand their issues and then come up with solutions for them. In my roles as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a mother-in-law, a grandmother and a friend, I have a first hand understanding of many of your issues. And I don't just listen; I offer guidance and advice in an empathetic and non-judgmental way. I look forward to talking with you and helping you achieve your goals.
(678) 974-0425 View (678) 974-0425

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Number of Therapists in Smyrna, GA

300+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Smyrna, GA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
67% Grief
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Smyrna, GA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Smyrna?

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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.