Therapists in Georgia

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Photo of Alexandra Murphy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia
Alexandra Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alpharetta, GA 30022
As a therapist, I believe in working alongside my clients in order to facilitate healing and growth. You are the expert on your own life and I believe in honoring your experiences with respect. In therapy, I work to create a safe and brave space for my clients and I believe that therapy is a team effort. By searching for a therapist you’ve already taken a big step in your journey. I am committed to making all clients feel comfortable and respected throughout this process.
As a therapist, I believe in working alongside my clients in order to facilitate healing and growth. You are the expert on your own life and I believe in honoring your experiences with respect. In therapy, I work to create a safe and brave space for my clients and I believe that therapy is a team effort. By searching for a therapist you’ve already taken a big step in your journey. I am committed to making all clients feel comfortable and respected throughout this process.
(770) 230-1574 View (770) 230-1574
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Leslie Mann Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy provides a safe emotional, physical, and spiritual space to discover and walk through challenging experiences in order to identify and develop the person you want to be. There are seasons in life you may feel stuck, burned out, or complacent. Through the process of emotional growth you are then able to truly enjoy living as your true self while in relationship with others. My therapeutic focus includes working with individuals desiring more life-giving relationships and experiences. It is an honor and privilege to walk alongside you as you explore and discover a new part of your journey.
I believe that therapy provides a safe emotional, physical, and spiritual space to discover and walk through challenging experiences in order to identify and develop the person you want to be. There are seasons in life you may feel stuck, burned out, or complacent. Through the process of emotional growth you are then able to truly enjoy living as your true self while in relationship with others. My therapeutic focus includes working with individuals desiring more life-giving relationships and experiences. It is an honor and privilege to walk alongside you as you explore and discover a new part of your journey.
(678) 919-3516 View (678) 919-3516
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Ashley Heggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30601  (Online Only)
Hi I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Work based in Georgia. I received a Masters from Georgia State University and have been practicing for 6 years. I help black millennial women with stress and burnout and setting healthy boundaries to be come the best version of themselves.
Hi I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Work based in Georgia. I received a Masters from Georgia State University and have been practicing for 6 years. I help black millennial women with stress and burnout and setting healthy boundaries to be come the best version of themselves.
(706) 710-6432 View (706) 710-6432
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Antonia Mizell - Attento Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Kennesaw, GA 30144
I specialize in working with adults who suffer from symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, mood instability, stress and anger management. Specific goals that we typically work toward, include building self-esteem, developing effective coping skills, increasing interpersonal skills, improving problem solving skills, reducing family discord, and increasing effective communication skills. Together, we will work to improve your relationships, change any negative self-perceptions and/or emotions, and focus on developing new thinking patterns that will lead to your desired outcomes.
I specialize in working with adults who suffer from symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, mood instability, stress and anger management. Specific goals that we typically work toward, include building self-esteem, developing effective coping skills, increasing interpersonal skills, improving problem solving skills, reducing family discord, and increasing effective communication skills. Together, we will work to improve your relationships, change any negative self-perceptions and/or emotions, and focus on developing new thinking patterns that will lead to your desired outcomes.
(470) 594-2753 View (470) 594-2753
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Christie Wakefield
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062  (Online Only)
I have always had a passion for helping others and that passion was realized through returning to school and receiving a Masters in Marriage and Family therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine. My journey to becoming a therapist has been one of excitement and fulfillment. I have a passion for working with children, I believe that helping children create new coping skills or overcome life transitions leads to a healthier happy adult.
I have always had a passion for helping others and that passion was realized through returning to school and receiving a Masters in Marriage and Family therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine. My journey to becoming a therapist has been one of excitement and fulfillment. I have a passion for working with children, I believe that helping children create new coping skills or overcome life transitions leads to a healthier happy adult.
(678) 607-8045 View (678) 607-8045
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Byard Arkward
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, RN, NCAC, CAC
Verified Verified
Woodstock, GA 30189
I am a nationally certified addiction counselor (NCAC) and also certified by the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) as a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC). I earned my CAC credentials in 2010, and received the New Counselor of the Year Award in the State of Georgia in 2011 from GACA. I am also a Professional RN in the State of Georgia. I was formerly the Program Director for Pathway Outpatient Services which specializes in Abstinent Based Treatment for all substances and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). I have also worked in the BH/MH settings with adolescent, teen and adult patients in different facilities.
I am a nationally certified addiction counselor (NCAC) and also certified by the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) as a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC). I earned my CAC credentials in 2010, and received the New Counselor of the Year Award in the State of Georgia in 2011 from GACA. I am also a Professional RN in the State of Georgia. I was formerly the Program Director for Pathway Outpatient Services which specializes in Abstinent Based Treatment for all substances and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). I have also worked in the BH/MH settings with adolescent, teen and adult patients in different facilities.
(404) 975-2760 View (404) 975-2760
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Phil Zaffos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30064
Safety. Honesty. Freedom. Come as you are. I believe in creating a safe atmosphere without judgment, allowing you to freely come for the help you want and deserve. In this safety, we will journey together honestly to the root of these burdens facing you, seeking healing and insight in order to create true and lasting freedom in your life. Every person is different and therefore the process for each will be unique. Knowing this, I enjoy helping each person by adapting to his or her personality and comfort zone in order to make the process the most effective and fulfilling.
Safety. Honesty. Freedom. Come as you are. I believe in creating a safe atmosphere without judgment, allowing you to freely come for the help you want and deserve. In this safety, we will journey together honestly to the root of these burdens facing you, seeking healing and insight in order to create true and lasting freedom in your life. Every person is different and therefore the process for each will be unique. Knowing this, I enjoy helping each person by adapting to his or her personality and comfort zone in order to make the process the most effective and fulfilling.
(678) 374-2842 View (678) 374-2842
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Stefanie Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS, ERPSCC, ASDCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newnan, GA 30265
My belief is everyone needs a little help sometimes. Life is stressful and bad things happen to good people. I help by coming along side my clients and help them to develop a more positive mindset through various therapy methods. 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 space that allows my clients to feel comfortable being open and honest. As a certified ERPSCC, I am specially trained to help first responders and law enforcement officers manage the unique stressors of their jobs.
My belief is everyone needs a little help sometimes. Life is stressful and bad things happen to good people. I help by coming along side my clients and help them to develop a more positive mindset through various therapy methods. 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 space that allows my clients to feel comfortable being open and honest. As a certified ERPSCC, I am specially trained to help first responders and law enforcement officers manage the unique stressors of their jobs.
(404) 390-2632 View (404) 390-2632
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Kinsey King
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Martinez, GA 30907  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Kinsey King and I am a licensed professional counselor. I admire a person who is seeking to make a positive change. With that in mind, I use unconditional positive regard, reflection, and gentle confrontation in my practice. I love helping individuals work to identify and address character traits and behaviors left over from survival situations- such as in complex ptsd or following a traumatic childhood. I provide gentle direction regarding using exposure, behavioral activation, and cognitive restructuring to address anxiety and depressive symptoms. I use interventions from CBT, DBT, and CPT, primarily.
Hello! My name is Kinsey King and I am a licensed professional counselor. I admire a person who is seeking to make a positive change. With that in mind, I use unconditional positive regard, reflection, and gentle confrontation in my practice. I love helping individuals work to identify and address character traits and behaviors left over from survival situations- such as in complex ptsd or following a traumatic childhood. I provide gentle direction regarding using exposure, behavioral activation, and cognitive restructuring to address anxiety and depressive symptoms. I use interventions from CBT, DBT, and CPT, primarily.
(706) 701-2661 View (706) 701-2661
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John R Ballew
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30306  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I help people who are feeling overwhelmed get back on track. I assist young adults anxious about work or life who need support and tools to move ahead. Clients of all ages may be going through challenges or life transitions - career, divorce, medical issues, retirement - that show up as anxiety or depression or just feeling stuck. We'll explore what's not working and I'll help you make changes so life can be better. If this is your first time working with a psychotherapist, I'll do my best to explain how therapy works. Good counseling is always a collaboration.
I help people who are feeling overwhelmed get back on track. I assist young adults anxious about work or life who need support and tools to move ahead. Clients of all ages may be going through challenges or life transitions - career, divorce, medical issues, retirement - that show up as anxiety or depression or just feeling stuck. We'll explore what's not working and I'll help you make changes so life can be better. If this is your first time working with a psychotherapist, I'll do my best to explain how therapy works. Good counseling is always a collaboration.
(404) 566-7345 View (404) 566-7345
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Lakeasha Elle Sullivan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
Seeking rapid transformation and lasting change? Choosing therapy is a brave act. However, traditional therapy often stops at insight. Practical tools foster sustainable growth. Recognized by The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, and others, I combine research-based therapeutic techniques. A standout is the 8-week program that goes beyond insight for rapid transformation.
Seeking rapid transformation and lasting change? Choosing therapy is a brave act. However, traditional therapy often stops at insight. Practical tools foster sustainable growth. Recognized by The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, and others, I combine research-based therapeutic techniques. A standout is the 8-week program that goes beyond insight for rapid transformation.
(678) 825-8704 View (678) 825-8704
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Charles Glover
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Buford, GA 30518
Feeling lost? I’m glad you’ve made it this far and are looking to make a positive change. Life can be a complex experience with multiple difficulties to navigate at times. Anxiety, depression, and stress resulting from loss, traumatic events, and life transition can wear us down. I’m here to help you navigate these complexities of life by providing empathetic listening and providing a safe, non-judgmental space where the work can begin. I have extensive experience aiding adults in effectively managing and overcoming depression, anxiety, addiction and a myriad of other issues. Each person is unique and your own individual needs must
Feeling lost? I’m glad you’ve made it this far and are looking to make a positive change. Life can be a complex experience with multiple difficulties to navigate at times. Anxiety, depression, and stress resulting from loss, traumatic events, and life transition can wear us down. I’m here to help you navigate these complexities of life by providing empathetic listening and providing a safe, non-judgmental space where the work can begin. I have extensive experience aiding adults in effectively managing and overcoming depression, anxiety, addiction and a myriad of other issues. Each person is unique and your own individual needs must
(770) 766-0223 View (770) 766-0223
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Candace Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Ms. Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 8 years' experience within the mental health field. She is clinically trained to work with the following populations: Children & Adolescents, Young Adults, General Adults, and Geriatrics. She also has received extensive training to provide counseling to individuals with disorders ranging from mild to severe psychiatric/mental issues, focusing on issues related to Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, and Trauma
Ms. Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 8 years' experience within the mental health field. She is clinically trained to work with the following populations: Children & Adolescents, Young Adults, General Adults, and Geriatrics. She also has received extensive training to provide counseling to individuals with disorders ranging from mild to severe psychiatric/mental issues, focusing on issues related to Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, and Trauma
(770) 766-9861 View (770) 766-9861
Photo of Dr. Vernon T. Scott, Pre-Licensed Professional in Georgia
Dr. Vernon T. Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, EdD
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
Are you having issues communicating with your partner and expressing your wants and needs? Are you experiencing a decline or issues with sexual satisfaction or pleasure? Are you a survivor of sexual violence or an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse? Are you a Black male at the beginning stages of your therapeutic journey? I work with clients that are over the age of 18, all orientations/identities, and all relationship structures.
Are you having issues communicating with your partner and expressing your wants and needs? Are you experiencing a decline or issues with sexual satisfaction or pleasure? Are you a survivor of sexual violence or an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse? Are you a Black male at the beginning stages of your therapeutic journey? I work with clients that are over the age of 18, all orientations/identities, and all relationship structures.
(470) 441-8427 View (470) 441-8427
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Chris Robinson
MA, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30316
Now accepting new clients for social skills groups in Gwinnett County! I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in the treatment of individuals diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities. My focus is on strengthening adaptive behavioral skills such as communication, social interaction, activities of daily living and cognition. I work with clients from ages 2 through 18 and offer social skills groups for teens, parent training, behavior consultation and Independent Education Evaluations (IEEs) for school districts.
Now accepting new clients for social skills groups in Gwinnett County! I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in the treatment of individuals diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities. My focus is on strengthening adaptive behavioral skills such as communication, social interaction, activities of daily living and cognition. I work with clients from ages 2 through 18 and offer social skills groups for teens, parent training, behavior consultation and Independent Education Evaluations (IEEs) for school districts.
(470) 835-5839 View (470) 835-5839
John Michael Adler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Savannah, GA 31411
Licensed Clinical Psychologist Georgia and South Carolina for 25 years. Medical staff Memorial and St. Joseph Candler. Chairman Comm. Independent Practice Georgia Psychological Association. 40 years experience performing evaluations and therapy for adults and their family members including children. Trained at Duke University New York University New York VA Hospital. Evaluations and treatment include depression anxiety health and medical stress substance issues for adults; learning problems ADHD behavior problems autism for children. All insurance accepted. Medication management adults and kids. Telehealth and local office
Licensed Clinical Psychologist Georgia and South Carolina for 25 years. Medical staff Memorial and St. Joseph Candler. Chairman Comm. Independent Practice Georgia Psychological Association. 40 years experience performing evaluations and therapy for adults and their family members including children. Trained at Duke University New York University New York VA Hospital. Evaluations and treatment include depression anxiety health and medical stress substance issues for adults; learning problems ADHD behavior problems autism for children. All insurance accepted. Medication management adults and kids. Telehealth and local office
(912) 660-3318 View (912) 660-3318
Photo of Joy Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Georgia
Joy Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30307
The truth is, you're a total badass who has been pushing through pain and difficulty most of your life. Most people around you don't notice that you’re struggling, because you've been holding it all together so long. But all the struggle and the work to keep it "under wraps" is starting to wear on you. You're tired. You might feel numb and struggle to connect with those you love or feel constantly on-edge or anxious. You may even have flashbacks of your worst moments or developed chronic pain or syndromes. It's starting to feel impossible to keep "holding it all together."
The truth is, you're a total badass who has been pushing through pain and difficulty most of your life. Most people around you don't notice that you’re struggling, because you've been holding it all together so long. But all the struggle and the work to keep it "under wraps" is starting to wear on you. You're tired. You might feel numb and struggle to connect with those you love or feel constantly on-edge or anxious. You may even have flashbacks of your worst moments or developed chronic pain or syndromes. It's starting to feel impossible to keep "holding it all together."
(404) 383-3739 View (404) 383-3739
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Gwen Warner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Park, GA 30297
Feelings of being, “stuck in mud or standing in quicksand”, in the sense of helplessness, feelings of being lost, unheard, unseen, or hopelessness? Masking your sadness with a smile while in the company of others or letting your extrovert behaviors come out, but in reality, it’s just a mask that covers your true thoughts and feelings. We often are unable to see just how much power we hold over our own lives that affects change in our day-to-day living. Our very own internal thoughts can sink us so far in depression that we forget how to live our lives to the fullest, There is nothing wrong with seeking help.
Feelings of being, “stuck in mud or standing in quicksand”, in the sense of helplessness, feelings of being lost, unheard, unseen, or hopelessness? Masking your sadness with a smile while in the company of others or letting your extrovert behaviors come out, but in reality, it’s just a mask that covers your true thoughts and feelings. We often are unable to see just how much power we hold over our own lives that affects change in our day-to-day living. Our very own internal thoughts can sink us so far in depression that we forget how to live our lives to the fullest, There is nothing wrong with seeking help.
(678) 578-8927 View (678) 578-8927
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Katrina Pittman
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
East Point, GA 30344
I have over a decade of diverse experiences working with young children, adolescents, and adults providing an array of services. My ideal client will take advantage of my professional experiences that reach across educational, psychological, behavioral, judicial and social spectrums. This client will see the benefits of my services such as counseling, psychotherapy and/or coaching or consulting, supervising, crisis management, pre-trial diversions, trainings and workshops. Issues addressed: goal setting, stress/anger management, grief, relationships, identity, family of origin, parenting skills, family violence, depression, anxiety, faith based and addictions such as substance, and shoplifting for a few.
I have over a decade of diverse experiences working with young children, adolescents, and adults providing an array of services. My ideal client will take advantage of my professional experiences that reach across educational, psychological, behavioral, judicial and social spectrums. This client will see the benefits of my services such as counseling, psychotherapy and/or coaching or consulting, supervising, crisis management, pre-trial diversions, trainings and workshops. Issues addressed: goal setting, stress/anger management, grief, relationships, identity, family of origin, parenting skills, family violence, depression, anxiety, faith based and addictions such as substance, and shoplifting for a few.
(404) 666-7765 View (404) 666-7765
Photo of Kadi Hinely, Counselor in Georgia
Kadi Hinely
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Kadi has practiced as an LAPC since 2020 and previously interned with LifeStance Health. She earned her bachelor's degree from Georgia State University and her master's degree from Clayton State University. Kadi views therapy as an open and collaborative effort. She prioritizes each individual's comfort and seeks to promote understanding of the therapy process. She approaches care by providing concrete and practical exercises and skills to help each individual meet their goals. Her main areas of focus include concerns related to depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, and ADHD.
Kadi has practiced as an LAPC since 2020 and previously interned with LifeStance Health. She earned her bachelor's degree from Georgia State University and her master's degree from Clayton State University. Kadi views therapy as an open and collaborative effort. She prioritizes each individual's comfort and seeks to promote understanding of the therapy process. She approaches care by providing concrete and practical exercises and skills to help each individual meet their goals. Her main areas of focus include concerns related to depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, and ADHD.
(770) 874-1754 View (770) 874-1754

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Georgia who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
73% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Georgia see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Georgia?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.