Therapists in Thomson, GA

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Lucy B Adams
MS, ACC
Not Verified Not Verified
Thomson, GA 30824
Society places unrealistic expectations on women to be the time keepers, planners, organizers, and happy-makers of the world. The weight of that burden is crushing, causing women to ignore their own needs. Not only that, but when they fall short, women feel shame, guilt, anxiety, frustration, and inadequacy. I’m a Mental Wellness Coach specializing in helping you overcome emotional and behavioral obstacles. I provide coaching remotely by phone or video conference. Get the help you need in the convenience and privacy of your office or home.
Society places unrealistic expectations on women to be the time keepers, planners, organizers, and happy-makers of the world. The weight of that burden is crushing, causing women to ignore their own needs. Not only that, but when they fall short, women feel shame, guilt, anxiety, frustration, and inadequacy. I’m a Mental Wellness Coach specializing in helping you overcome emotional and behavioral obstacles. I provide coaching remotely by phone or video conference. Get the help you need in the convenience and privacy of your office or home.
(706) 690-4110 View (706) 690-4110
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Sheanette S Drake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, CCTP, TF-CBT, CAMS II
Verified Verified
Thomson, GA 30824  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with the who, what and when's of life? Maybe you feel alone, stuck, overwhelmed, irritated and not sure where to start. I work with individuals ages 6-99, couples, and families experiencing various concerns such as spiritual, relationships, parenting, school, stress, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, depression, and anger. No one should feel ashamed or second guess about getting help. My passion for serving is seen in an initiative I started to promote awareness and remove the stigma attached to mental health, I'M OK Perfectly Flawed. Today, you start being your unique self. You have a voice, use it, be heard and supported.
Do you struggle with the who, what and when's of life? Maybe you feel alone, stuck, overwhelmed, irritated and not sure where to start. I work with individuals ages 6-99, couples, and families experiencing various concerns such as spiritual, relationships, parenting, school, stress, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, depression, and anger. No one should feel ashamed or second guess about getting help. My passion for serving is seen in an initiative I started to promote awareness and remove the stigma attached to mental health, I'M OK Perfectly Flawed. Today, you start being your unique self. You have a voice, use it, be heard and supported.
(706) 480-5492 View (706) 480-5492
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Fulani A. Doughty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CRC, ICAADC, ACS
Verified Verified
Thomson, GA 30824
Welcome to our practice! If you would benefit from "talk therapy" and are looking for a discreet, comfortable and cozy place to obtain confidential and targeted counseling services (individual, group, couples or family) from competent and caring counselors, you have found the right place! We provide holistic behavioral health services to all ages. Additionally, if you prefer, you may obtain (technology assisted) distance counseling/coaching services from Dr. Doughty.
Welcome to our practice! If you would benefit from "talk therapy" and are looking for a discreet, comfortable and cozy place to obtain confidential and targeted counseling services (individual, group, couples or family) from competent and caring counselors, you have found the right place! We provide holistic behavioral health services to all ages. Additionally, if you prefer, you may obtain (technology assisted) distance counseling/coaching services from Dr. Doughty.
(706) 403-0770 View (706) 403-0770
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Dawn M Jett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thomson, GA 30824
Believe it or not...this is a FUN process. The most important aspect of counseling is to attain the goals you identify. You are the expert in your own life. I am comfortable working with clients who have identified almost any problem area but specifically I am well trained in treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and problems in the social and family environment. I work on the goals you identify rather than my opinion of what you should work on. This makes me a very non-judgmental personal and I develop strong positive relationships with my clients.
Believe it or not...this is a FUN process. The most important aspect of counseling is to attain the goals you identify. You are the expert in your own life. I am comfortable working with clients who have identified almost any problem area but specifically I am well trained in treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and problems in the social and family environment. I work on the goals you identify rather than my opinion of what you should work on. This makes me a very non-judgmental personal and I develop strong positive relationships with my clients.
(706) 256-8291 View (706) 256-8291
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ReNu Children And Family Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, M ``Ed, LPC, CJSOC, MAC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Thomson, GA 30824
Not accepting new clients
I accept as true that life is about making appropriate changes. If you are having difficulties while struggling with life changes in relationships, depression, anxiety, sadness, grief, past trauma, or have issues with a family member, I would like to assist you to sort things out and renew your perspective. My goal is to bring you back to focus on what is important in your life and to help you gain internal strength. Let's set up a time and illuminate the skills and tools you have within you to create a newer, brighter, and better you!
I accept as true that life is about making appropriate changes. If you are having difficulties while struggling with life changes in relationships, depression, anxiety, sadness, grief, past trauma, or have issues with a family member, I would like to assist you to sort things out and renew your perspective. My goal is to bring you back to focus on what is important in your life and to help you gain internal strength. Let's set up a time and illuminate the skills and tools you have within you to create a newer, brighter, and better you!
(762) 994-0882 View (762) 994-0882
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Dr. Tonjanika Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, CCDP-D, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thomson, GA 30824
I aim to implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
I aim to implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
(762) 209-3467 View (762) 209-3467

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Samantha Amses
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Harlem, GA 30814
Not accepting new clients
Samantha enjoys working with adults, children, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations. She practices with an open mind and heart from an integrative approach that includes aspects of cognitive, behavioral, existential, mindfulness, and other modalities to ensure optimal results and symptom and stress reduction. Samantha can help you combat depression and anxiety, work through PTSD symptoms, navigate LGBTQ challenges so you can be true to yourself, assist with organization, life planning, making and meeting goals, and ultimately help you find your happiness.
Samantha enjoys working with adults, children, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, religions, and sexual orientations. She practices with an open mind and heart from an integrative approach that includes aspects of cognitive, behavioral, existential, mindfulness, and other modalities to ensure optimal results and symptom and stress reduction. Samantha can help you combat depression and anxiety, work through PTSD symptoms, navigate LGBTQ challenges so you can be true to yourself, assist with organization, life planning, making and meeting goals, and ultimately help you find your happiness.
(706) 249-4105 View (706) 249-4105
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LaKiesha Hampton Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrenton, GA 30828
Not accepting new clients
Currently Unavailable to accept New Patients. Offering morning In-person and Virtual Sessions. Accepting Aetna and Cigna Insurances, EAP and Self-Pay. What's holding you back from living the life you want? Abandonment issues/childhood trauma/loss of a loved one to death or a breakup? Having a hard time moving on? Easy to get into a relationship but hard to keep it? If this sounds familiar, then you are in the right place! I have a strong desire to assist those who want to move forward in life. To heal is to feel it, face it, & fight thru it in order to be free of it. Let's do it together.
Currently Unavailable to accept New Patients. Offering morning In-person and Virtual Sessions. Accepting Aetna and Cigna Insurances, EAP and Self-Pay. What's holding you back from living the life you want? Abandonment issues/childhood trauma/loss of a loved one to death or a breakup? Having a hard time moving on? Easy to get into a relationship but hard to keep it? If this sounds familiar, then you are in the right place! I have a strong desire to assist those who want to move forward in life. To heal is to feel it, face it, & fight thru it in order to be free of it. Let's do it together.
(770) 285-0193 View (770) 285-0193

Online Therapists

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Sarah C.
MS
Verified Verified
Braselton, GA 30517  (Online Only)
There are certain things that you can expect to happen each year, but there are also things that happen that we didn’t expect or see coming at all - things we didn’t plan for. Life can sometimes feel intense and fast-moving, and we can quickly find ourselves off balance, without support. This can affect your mental health and well-being. I help clients experience peace, hope, motivation, self-love, practice boundary setting, enhance communication, and build resilience. You are worth good things! Feel seen and heard during a session with me, and make a deposit in your overall quality of life. That's something to get excited about!
There are certain things that you can expect to happen each year, but there are also things that happen that we didn’t expect or see coming at all - things we didn’t plan for. Life can sometimes feel intense and fast-moving, and we can quickly find ourselves off balance, without support. This can affect your mental health and well-being. I help clients experience peace, hope, motivation, self-love, practice boundary setting, enhance communication, and build resilience. You are worth good things! Feel seen and heard during a session with me, and make a deposit in your overall quality of life. That's something to get excited about!
(470) 458-2785 View (470) 458-2785
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Yisela Avila Barragan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Covington, GA 30016  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with boundaries, feeling left out, anxiety, depression, and trauma? If these challenges impact your relationships or complicate your life, I want you to know I am here to help. By being open to working through these struggles and searching for answers, we can build insight and succeed. From my experience, anyone who sets goals of bettering their mental health and consistently works towards those goals, can and will become successful.
Do you struggle with boundaries, feeling left out, anxiety, depression, and trauma? If these challenges impact your relationships or complicate your life, I want you to know I am here to help. By being open to working through these struggles and searching for answers, we can build insight and succeed. From my experience, anyone who sets goals of bettering their mental health and consistently works towards those goals, can and will become successful.
(404) 637-1397 View (404) 637-1397
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Christina R Hunter - Licensed Prof. Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Macon, GA 31209  (Online Only)
Hi there! Transitioning into college, finding a new job, became a new mommy, or even learning that you have a newly diagnosed, chronic illness? You do not have to walk this journey alone! I am here to create a safe space for each client to find strength and process their emotions within their new exploration. As your counselor, my plan is to meet you where you are, with encouragement and non-judgment. Whether you are a teen/young adult, parent, or embarking on a new stage in your later years, my goal is to empower clients to find balance and to rediscover purpose in their lives.
Hi there! Transitioning into college, finding a new job, became a new mommy, or even learning that you have a newly diagnosed, chronic illness? You do not have to walk this journey alone! I am here to create a safe space for each client to find strength and process their emotions within their new exploration. As your counselor, my plan is to meet you where you are, with encouragement and non-judgment. Whether you are a teen/young adult, parent, or embarking on a new stage in your later years, my goal is to empower clients to find balance and to rediscover purpose in their lives.
(478) 223-4509 View (478) 223-4509
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Whitney Calhoun
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601
Compassion and collaboration are key elements in growing through any life circumstance. Together, we can build a foundation to move forward with insight, hope, and change. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that brings your unique life circumstances and experiences to a safe and warm environment. While growth and change are a life-long process, each challenge can be addressed within a supportive counseling relationship to bring awareness and change. In working from a client-centered perspective, my goal is to work side by side and help you achieve the life you desire.
Compassion and collaboration are key elements in growing through any life circumstance. Together, we can build a foundation to move forward with insight, hope, and change. I believe therapy is a collaborative process that brings your unique life circumstances and experiences to a safe and warm environment. While growth and change are a life-long process, each challenge can be addressed within a supportive counseling relationship to bring awareness and change. In working from a client-centered perspective, my goal is to work side by side and help you achieve the life you desire.
(678) 504-6672 View (678) 504-6672
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Sarah Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Loganville, GA 30052  (Online Only)
Do you have a high-pressure job? Able to prioritize quickly, work well under pressure, juggle many things at once? This includes mothers, military, first responder, medical personnel, executive, or mental health professionals. High pressure jobs can often lead to the need for perfectionism, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, trauma, or addiction. If this sounds familiar you may need help. These kinds of work environments create unique stressors. Do you find yourself struggling with the weight of your profession while having a drive to push through? Your symptoms are spilling over into your personal life and you need a change.
Do you have a high-pressure job? Able to prioritize quickly, work well under pressure, juggle many things at once? This includes mothers, military, first responder, medical personnel, executive, or mental health professionals. High pressure jobs can often lead to the need for perfectionism, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, trauma, or addiction. If this sounds familiar you may need help. These kinds of work environments create unique stressors. Do you find yourself struggling with the weight of your profession while having a drive to push through? Your symptoms are spilling over into your personal life and you need a change.
(833) 477-0638 View (833) 477-0638
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George Wesley Evans
Pastoral Counselor
Not Verified Not Verified
Gainesville, GA 30501
I am a Certified Pastoral Counselor who works with individuals struggling with everyday life issues. Many times we may find ourselves experiencing anger, depression or anxiety. We all have these emotions from time to time. They do not need to control our lives. Maybe your journey is without purpose or direction. We have all been there. I am here to help you find your purpose.
I am a Certified Pastoral Counselor who works with individuals struggling with everyday life issues. Many times we may find ourselves experiencing anger, depression or anxiety. We all have these emotions from time to time. They do not need to control our lives. Maybe your journey is without purpose or direction. We have all been there. I am here to help you find your purpose.
(678) 949-5354 View (678) 949-5354
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Munazza Waseem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Augusta, GA 30901  (Online Only)
You are worthy and enough, just as you are! I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I have a great passion for helping children, teens, and adults find contentment in life and learn to ride the natural waves of emotions. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression.
You are worthy and enough, just as you are! I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I have a great passion for helping children, teens, and adults find contentment in life and learn to ride the natural waves of emotions. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression.
(706) 418-2128 View (706) 418-2128
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Kierra Brown Clinical Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Have you not been feeling like yourself lately? Are you feeling depressed, angry, moody, or fed up with life? or Did you just recently experience a breakup and/or having problems with your partner/spouse? You do not have to feel alone because together we can develop solutions to resolve issues.  I want you to feel encouraged, validated, and challenged during therapy. I am committed to empowering you with utilizing coping skills and familiarizing yourself with options to overcome barriers to help you navigate through difficult times.
Have you not been feeling like yourself lately? Are you feeling depressed, angry, moody, or fed up with life? or Did you just recently experience a breakup and/or having problems with your partner/spouse? You do not have to feel alone because together we can develop solutions to resolve issues.  I want you to feel encouraged, validated, and challenged during therapy. I am committed to empowering you with utilizing coping skills and familiarizing yourself with options to overcome barriers to help you navigate through difficult times.
(478) 352-1789 View (478) 352-1789
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Jennifer Louise Goff
LMSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Have you ever felt all alone and like no one understands your struggle? Whether that struggle is anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, overwhelming emotions, feeling less than or not enough, or hurt by trauma. Do you feel like you’re not yourself and you want the old you back or to find a new you? Do you long to be whole and know how to handle life’s problems easier and have peace of mind?
Have you ever felt all alone and like no one understands your struggle? Whether that struggle is anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, overwhelming emotions, feeling less than or not enough, or hurt by trauma. Do you feel like you’re not yourself and you want the old you back or to find a new you? Do you long to be whole and know how to handle life’s problems easier and have peace of mind?
(706) 719-4753 View (706) 719-4753
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Kristen Lee
Counselor, MS, LAPC
Verified Verified
Macon, GA 31210  (Online Only)
Kristen obtained her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis on Adolescent and Childhood Disorders from Grand Canyon University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family Studies. She graduated in May of 2020 and is currently working toward her second Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kristen is passionate about helping children, adolescents, neurodivergent people and adult women realize their potential as individuals and their roles in relationships.
Kristen obtained her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis on Adolescent and Childhood Disorders from Grand Canyon University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family Studies. She graduated in May of 2020 and is currently working toward her second Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kristen is passionate about helping children, adolescents, neurodivergent people and adult women realize their potential as individuals and their roles in relationships.
(678) 903-1353 View (678) 903-1353
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Stonecrest Integrated Wellness, LLC
MSCMHC, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Snellville, GA 30039  (Online Only)
Walking into therapy is the first step to “Doing the Work”, healing and starting a new chapter isn’t easy, but it leads to a journey that is full of new choices and opportunities. My goal is to create a safe environment and allow clients to be free to express their issues and concerns without judgment. I am passionate about helping others draw from their strengths and natural pain if necessary to allow them to thrive. I want to help clients gain the skills and knowledge to create positive changes and walk in their purpose. I am devoted to helping clients find their balance by drawing from a variety of modalities.
Walking into therapy is the first step to “Doing the Work”, healing and starting a new chapter isn’t easy, but it leads to a journey that is full of new choices and opportunities. My goal is to create a safe environment and allow clients to be free to express their issues and concerns without judgment. I am passionate about helping others draw from their strengths and natural pain if necessary to allow them to thrive. I want to help clients gain the skills and knowledge to create positive changes and walk in their purpose. I am devoted to helping clients find their balance by drawing from a variety of modalities.
(678) 252-6603 View (678) 252-6603
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Ja Nay Perry
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Ja'Nay Perry is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) that specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, ASD (autism spectrum disorder) related problems, and intimacy issues. Ja'Nay has years of experience in the mental health field starting as a registered behavior technician (RBT) and later going into the counseling field. While she started off primarily working with children & adolescents she has now expanded her focus to individual adults and couples, focusing on intimacy, communication, and relationship management.
Ja'Nay Perry is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) that specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, ASD (autism spectrum disorder) related problems, and intimacy issues. Ja'Nay has years of experience in the mental health field starting as a registered behavior technician (RBT) and later going into the counseling field. While she started off primarily working with children & adolescents she has now expanded her focus to individual adults and couples, focusing on intimacy, communication, and relationship management.
(678) 919-3134 View (678) 919-3134

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Thomson, GA

< 10

Therapists in Thomson, GA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
83% Relationship Issues
83% ADHD
83% Grief
83% Parenting

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% TRICARE

How Therapists in Thomson, GA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Thomson?

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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.