Therapists in Statesboro, GA

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Turning Point Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CCLS, MS
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
Kelley is a Family Therapist working with couples, families, and relationships. She has expertise with clients in person and online. Her style is friendly, warm, and engaging. She focuses on her client's strengths and resources, as well as the things they are currently doing right to enhance and develop ways to face the changes and challenges that bring them to therapy.
Kelley is a Family Therapist working with couples, families, and relationships. She has expertise with clients in person and online. Her style is friendly, warm, and engaging. She focuses on her client's strengths and resources, as well as the things they are currently doing right to enhance and develop ways to face the changes and challenges that bring them to therapy.
(912) 557-9173 View (912) 557-9173
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Keith Gunnerson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesboro, GA 30458  (Online Only)
At times it can feel like the challenges of life can be overwhelming. Perhaps you are enduring a season of worry, sadness, or isolation. If so, I would like to help. My goal in counseling is for you to feel free to address difficulties in any part of your life and to do that in a safe and productive way. Whether you want to address a specific concern or more generally live a richer life, I would be happy to support you. I engage in evidence-based practices with clients and consider my client’s unique situation as we progress. My generalist training allows me to support clients facing a variety of difficulties.
At times it can feel like the challenges of life can be overwhelming. Perhaps you are enduring a season of worry, sadness, or isolation. If so, I would like to help. My goal in counseling is for you to feel free to address difficulties in any part of your life and to do that in a safe and productive way. Whether you want to address a specific concern or more generally live a richer life, I would be happy to support you. I engage in evidence-based practices with clients and consider my client’s unique situation as we progress. My generalist training allows me to support clients facing a variety of difficulties.
(912) 455-3034 View (912) 455-3034
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Brave Tomorrow Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Statesboro, GA 30458
My passion is helping clients grow and move toward more positive mental health and a more positive life path through traditional talk therapy as well as experiential techniques. Experiential techniques are hands-on activities that allow us to "see" and "experience" our struggles and situations in a different way. This new perspective allows clients to make progress where they may be "stuck". These experiential techniques are effective with clients of all ages - children, adolescents, and adults, as well as families and groups.
My passion is helping clients grow and move toward more positive mental health and a more positive life path through traditional talk therapy as well as experiential techniques. Experiential techniques are hands-on activities that allow us to "see" and "experience" our struggles and situations in a different way. This new perspective allows clients to make progress where they may be "stuck". These experiential techniques are effective with clients of all ages - children, adolescents, and adults, as well as families and groups.
(912) 809-2110 View (912) 809-2110
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Dr. Amanda Rickard
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
Not accepting new clients
The most important aspect of therapy is the working relationship between the client and therapist. Through being genuine and building trust, I work to create a safe environment that allows my clients to feel comfortable being open and honest. I meet my clients where they are and spend time understanding who they are and what they need. As a clinical psychologist, I work to individualize treatment based on who my client is, as well as incorporating research-based techniques to help them reach their goals. Many clients who have had previous therapy experiences describe our work together as what they imagined and hoped therapy to be.
The most important aspect of therapy is the working relationship between the client and therapist. Through being genuine and building trust, I work to create a safe environment that allows my clients to feel comfortable being open and honest. I meet my clients where they are and spend time understanding who they are and what they need. As a clinical psychologist, I work to individualize treatment based on who my client is, as well as incorporating research-based techniques to help them reach their goals. Many clients who have had previous therapy experiences describe our work together as what they imagined and hoped therapy to be.
(912) 342-4928 View (912) 342-4928
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Monica Delgado Van Wagenen
Counselor, MEd, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30459  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are looking to discover and accept themselves. When we are not allowed to be who we truly are due to societal, cultural, or family expectations, we repress or alienate those parts of ourselves others might find unacceptable. This can cause stress, trauma, and ongoing dysregulation. Together we will explore unmasking, authentic identity, and alignment to find a healthier sense of self, satisfaction, and joy within the world and institutions in which we live.
I work with clients who are looking to discover and accept themselves. When we are not allowed to be who we truly are due to societal, cultural, or family expectations, we repress or alienate those parts of ourselves others might find unacceptable. This can cause stress, trauma, and ongoing dysregulation. Together we will explore unmasking, authentic identity, and alignment to find a healthier sense of self, satisfaction, and joy within the world and institutions in which we live.
(912) 455-2035 View (912) 455-2035
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Kelley Frazier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
Appointments available in Statesboro! I specialize in working with children, teens and adults in a comfortable non-judgementl environment. My style is friendly, warm and engaging. I focus on my client's strengths and resources, as well as the things that they are currently doing right as a way of enhancing and developing ways to face up to the changes and challenges that bring them to therapy.
Appointments available in Statesboro! I specialize in working with children, teens and adults in a comfortable non-judgementl environment. My style is friendly, warm and engaging. I focus on my client's strengths and resources, as well as the things that they are currently doing right as a way of enhancing and developing ways to face up to the changes and challenges that bring them to therapy.
(912) 575-6814 View (912) 575-6814
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Denise Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30461  (Online Only)
My name is Denise Hill; I am a Therapist and Addiction Counselor with 17 years of experience. I find that my client is the best ‘guide’ since generalizations of culture, race, ethnic identity, gender, and sexual orientation miss the mark; also there are vast differences in life experience related to identity, power, and privilege. I’m interested in your experience and in learning what barriers may impede your success, sense of self-worth, and happiness.
My name is Denise Hill; I am a Therapist and Addiction Counselor with 17 years of experience. I find that my client is the best ‘guide’ since generalizations of culture, race, ethnic identity, gender, and sexual orientation miss the mark; also there are vast differences in life experience related to identity, power, and privilege. I’m interested in your experience and in learning what barriers may impede your success, sense of self-worth, and happiness.
(912) 217-3338 View (912) 217-3338
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Terri Tyson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
In the past, I have worked in an agency setting where I work with adults who are diagnosed with Substance Abuse disorders. Through their journey, I have been able to develop an expertise in co-occurring disorders, including but not limited to depression and anxiety. I am now ready to expand my career to include children who may need assistance with mental health disorders, or maybe just feel like they have trouble fitting in.
In the past, I have worked in an agency setting where I work with adults who are diagnosed with Substance Abuse disorders. Through their journey, I have been able to develop an expertise in co-occurring disorders, including but not limited to depression and anxiety. I am now ready to expand my career to include children who may need assistance with mental health disorders, or maybe just feel like they have trouble fitting in.
(912) 575-7658 View (912) 575-7658
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Amy Clifton Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. Sharing a brief moment in a person's journey, is such an honor. I strive to provide a safe environment for people to be able to express their concerns. By identifying needs, it can make achieving goals more manageable. My experience has been working with adults who may have difficulty with life transitions in managing their emotions. Life transitions can happen in adult hood by going away from home for the first time , losing a loved one, caring for an aging parent, caring for grandchildren, chronic and terminal illness, anxiety/depression.
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. Sharing a brief moment in a person's journey, is such an honor. I strive to provide a safe environment for people to be able to express their concerns. By identifying needs, it can make achieving goals more manageable. My experience has been working with adults who may have difficulty with life transitions in managing their emotions. Life transitions can happen in adult hood by going away from home for the first time , losing a loved one, caring for an aging parent, caring for grandchildren, chronic and terminal illness, anxiety/depression.
(912) 417-3894 View (912) 417-3894
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Brighter Brains Integrative Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, OMC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
At Brighter Brains we use a holistic approach to treat problems at the source ... the brain. When one experiences traumas, losses, or injury, it can lead to actual changes in brain signaling and connectivity that negatively affect our mood and daily functioning. Brain-body health is necessary for maintaining long-term mental stability, physical wellness, and spiritual contentment. Individualized protocols are customized for each client using state-of-the-art equipment and proven treatment methods to address problems directly and provide relief quickly. Our approach to mental health is non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical.
At Brighter Brains we use a holistic approach to treat problems at the source ... the brain. When one experiences traumas, losses, or injury, it can lead to actual changes in brain signaling and connectivity that negatively affect our mood and daily functioning. Brain-body health is necessary for maintaining long-term mental stability, physical wellness, and spiritual contentment. Individualized protocols are customized for each client using state-of-the-art equipment and proven treatment methods to address problems directly and provide relief quickly. Our approach to mental health is non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical.
(912) 452-2335 View (912) 452-2335
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Jadeshala Humphries
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesboro, GA 30458
Do you feel overwhelmed and buried by the stressors of life? Are you struggling to tend to your needs emotionally and physically? Have you lost touch with your most valuable resource, yourself? I help individuals explore and evolve into a more authentic version of themselves. I have vast experience with working with college students and young professionals. Together we can collaborate navigating mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, I enjoy using a holistic approach on the mind and body connection.
Do you feel overwhelmed and buried by the stressors of life? Are you struggling to tend to your needs emotionally and physically? Have you lost touch with your most valuable resource, yourself? I help individuals explore and evolve into a more authentic version of themselves. I have vast experience with working with college students and young professionals. Together we can collaborate navigating mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, I enjoy using a holistic approach on the mind and body connection.
(912) 331-4708 View (912) 331-4708
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Julia Jerome
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
I want to assist individuals, couples, and families, ages birth to 99+, on their chosen paths to living a healthy, mentally stable lifestyle by creating a safe, compassionate, and caring environment where individuals are free to be themselves, where they are comfortable in their own skins, where they can identify their strengths, identify their goals, and pursue those goals on their timeline. I also want to strive to help families define their normal and achieve that vision, while developing a positive self-esteem, healthy coping skills, and appropriate boundaries.
I want to assist individuals, couples, and families, ages birth to 99+, on their chosen paths to living a healthy, mentally stable lifestyle by creating a safe, compassionate, and caring environment where individuals are free to be themselves, where they are comfortable in their own skins, where they can identify their strengths, identify their goals, and pursue those goals on their timeline. I also want to strive to help families define their normal and achieve that vision, while developing a positive self-esteem, healthy coping skills, and appropriate boundaries.
(912) 452-3916 View (912) 452-3916
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Jimi Byrnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Statesboro, GA 30458  (Online Only)
Whether it's the effects of trauma, daily stressors, or lifestyle habits that are getting in your way, I help individuals sort through areas of their lives where they need help managing their thoughts, feelings, or behaviors so they can live life in a way that is healthy, meaningful, and sustainable. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner, I am able to help individuals identify lifestyle habits that are causing physical or mental distress as well as create customized health and food plans to maximize health and wellness. I offer Marriage Prep and Marriage Enhancement as well as Parenting Consultations.
Whether it's the effects of trauma, daily stressors, or lifestyle habits that are getting in your way, I help individuals sort through areas of their lives where they need help managing their thoughts, feelings, or behaviors so they can live life in a way that is healthy, meaningful, and sustainable. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner, I am able to help individuals identify lifestyle habits that are causing physical or mental distress as well as create customized health and food plans to maximize health and wellness. I offer Marriage Prep and Marriage Enhancement as well as Parenting Consultations.
(912) 394-4460 View (912) 394-4460
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Dr. Lauren O. Patterson-Siekirk
Psychologist, PsyD, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesboro, GA 30458
Waitlist for new clients
No matter the presenting concern, building a trusting relationship between client and therapist is paramount for successful treatment. First and foremost, I focus on establishing a supportive, non-hierarchical relationship with each client. I believe clients get the most out of therapy by gaining a sense of agency over their experience, both in and out of treatment. Goals are established based on the client's needs, wants, and unique characteristics. I hope that clients will feel empowered by our work together.
No matter the presenting concern, building a trusting relationship between client and therapist is paramount for successful treatment. First and foremost, I focus on establishing a supportive, non-hierarchical relationship with each client. I believe clients get the most out of therapy by gaining a sense of agency over their experience, both in and out of treatment. Goals are established based on the client's needs, wants, and unique characteristics. I hope that clients will feel empowered by our work together.
(912) 301-3361 View (912) 301-3361
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Amanda Wadley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesboro, GA 30458
Hello there! I'm Amanda Wadley, a licensed professional counselor based in Georgia. My journey in the field began with a bachelor's degree in psychology and continued with a master's degree in clinical psychology, both earned at Georgia Southern University. My passion lies in providing unwavering support to individual adults navigating life transitions, stress, and anxiety. I also extend my focus to assisting parents and caregivers in managing their children's challenging behaviors. As your therapist, I am dedicated to helping you regain a sense of understanding and hope.
Hello there! I'm Amanda Wadley, a licensed professional counselor based in Georgia. My journey in the field began with a bachelor's degree in psychology and continued with a master's degree in clinical psychology, both earned at Georgia Southern University. My passion lies in providing unwavering support to individual adults navigating life transitions, stress, and anxiety. I also extend my focus to assisting parents and caregivers in managing their children's challenging behaviors. As your therapist, I am dedicated to helping you regain a sense of understanding and hope.
(912) 207-8001 View (912) 207-8001
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Lyndsay Deal
Counselor, M Ed, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
Not accepting new clients
As a counselor, I am compassion-focused and I believe you are the expert on your experience. I believe that it is my role to listen with empathy, understanding, and without judgment in order to help you understand yourself better. My approach to counseling is collaborative and based on the belief that you are capable of self-acceptance, change, and growth. Together, we will explore how certain thoughts, behaviors, and circumstances impact your current wellbeing and develop a plan to achieve your goals for counseling. I practice under the direction of April Miller, Ed.S. and supervision of Pam Wells, Ph.D.
As a counselor, I am compassion-focused and I believe you are the expert on your experience. I believe that it is my role to listen with empathy, understanding, and without judgment in order to help you understand yourself better. My approach to counseling is collaborative and based on the belief that you are capable of self-acceptance, change, and growth. Together, we will explore how certain thoughts, behaviors, and circumstances impact your current wellbeing and develop a plan to achieve your goals for counseling. I practice under the direction of April Miller, Ed.S. and supervision of Pam Wells, Ph.D.
(912) 575-7379 View (912) 575-7379
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Erin Lawson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Statesboro, GA 30458
Waitlist for new clients
Ready for real change? Let's chat! I'm excited about the opportunity to get to know you and to help you live your best life. I work with children, teens, and adults experiencing a variety of concerns, especially those related to mood (like anxiety and depression), adjustment to difficult life transitions, relationship skill building, and exploring identity development. I also provide compassionate care for those who are experiencing grief and loss. I'm a relationship-focused clinician, which means that I prioritize building a genuine connection with my clients in order to get the best understanding of their goals for therapy.
Ready for real change? Let's chat! I'm excited about the opportunity to get to know you and to help you live your best life. I work with children, teens, and adults experiencing a variety of concerns, especially those related to mood (like anxiety and depression), adjustment to difficult life transitions, relationship skill building, and exploring identity development. I also provide compassionate care for those who are experiencing grief and loss. I'm a relationship-focused clinician, which means that I prioritize building a genuine connection with my clients in order to get the best understanding of their goals for therapy.
(912) 400-4804 View (912) 400-4804
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Caitlan DeSimas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
Life presents us with many different obstacles and challenges. Navigating how to handle these obstacles such as major life changes, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction can feel overwhelming. I would love to support you in these challenges so that you can reach any short or long term goals that you have.
Life presents us with many different obstacles and challenges. Navigating how to handle these obstacles such as major life changes, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction can feel overwhelming. I would love to support you in these challenges so that you can reach any short or long term goals that you have.
(912) 612-2357 View (912) 612-2357
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Katie Evans
Counselor, APC, NCC, CYT 200
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
“The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.” – Esther Perel. Mental health is making choices that allow us to be connected to ourselves and the important people in our lives. Feeling connected to ourselves and others may feel impossible at times because of anxiety, depression, lack of motivation & encouragement, relationship issues, or any other number of issues. I believe as a therapist I can help by working alongside you in a nonjudgmental and encouraging manner. That together we may find ways for you to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
“The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.” – Esther Perel. Mental health is making choices that allow us to be connected to ourselves and the important people in our lives. Feeling connected to ourselves and others may feel impossible at times because of anxiety, depression, lack of motivation & encouragement, relationship issues, or any other number of issues. I believe as a therapist I can help by working alongside you in a nonjudgmental and encouraging manner. That together we may find ways for you to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
(912) 493-3139 View (912) 493-3139
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Paula Subadan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Statesboro, GA 30458
I am an adolescent and adult therapist with seven years of experience. I focus on mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, life transitions, and adolescents/teens. I have worked with young adults, women, and men as they face challenges at different places within their life spans. I utilize a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) modalities. To choose to commit to therapy is a decision that takes great strength, courage, and vulnerability, but it is also very rewarding. I feel that it is a privilege to hear someone’s story.
I am an adolescent and adult therapist with seven years of experience. I focus on mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, life transitions, and adolescents/teens. I have worked with young adults, women, and men as they face challenges at different places within their life spans. I utilize a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) modalities. To choose to commit to therapy is a decision that takes great strength, courage, and vulnerability, but it is also very rewarding. I feel that it is a privilege to hear someone’s story.
(478) 739-2984 View (478) 739-2984

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Number of Therapists in Statesboro, GA

50+

Average cost per session

$107

Therapists in Statesboro, GA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
68% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% Aetna
77% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Statesboro, GA see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
10% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Statesboro?

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.