Therapists in Franklin County, TN

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Photo of Nicole Noffsinger-Frazier, PhD, Psychologist
Nicole Noffsinger-Frazier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sewanee, TN 37375
I am a licensed psychologist providing both psychotherapy and testing services for children, adolescents, and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for ADHD, Autism, Learning Differences, and associated psychological concerns. Testing appointments are provided on weekends so you don't have to miss school or work, and I provide results from a strengths-based and therapeutic assessment framework, with the goal of empowering you to thrive and succeed after receiving diagnostic clarity. My goal is to make the testing process as engaging, illuminating, and empowering as possible!
I am a licensed psychologist providing both psychotherapy and testing services for children, adolescents, and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for ADHD, Autism, Learning Differences, and associated psychological concerns. Testing appointments are provided on weekends so you don't have to miss school or work, and I provide results from a strengths-based and therapeutic assessment framework, with the goal of empowering you to thrive and succeed after receiving diagnostic clarity. My goal is to make the testing process as engaging, illuminating, and empowering as possible!
(931) 229-7102 View (931) 229-7102
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Wendy Long
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decherd, TN 37324  (Online Only)
None of us are immune to hardships and trials in this life, but we don't have to walk through them alone. It's helpful to find a safe space and someone to walk alongside for support and guidance as we navigate the way through the present and the past. In my own journey I've been so blessed by others who have been that for me, and I am grateful for every opportunity I'm allowed to comfort others in the ways I've been comforted. How do we learn and grow through the pain, discover more of who God has made us to be, and trust Him as He works it all together for good?
None of us are immune to hardships and trials in this life, but we don't have to walk through them alone. It's helpful to find a safe space and someone to walk alongside for support and guidance as we navigate the way through the present and the past. In my own journey I've been so blessed by others who have been that for me, and I am grateful for every opportunity I'm allowed to comfort others in the ways I've been comforted. How do we learn and grow through the pain, discover more of who God has made us to be, and trust Him as He works it all together for good?
(931) 345-3879 View (931) 345-3879
Photo of Bailey Basham, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Bailey Basham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester, TN 37398
Therapy is vital to healing and growing. Our healing and growth must involve challenging the parts of our brains that operate from places of pain and this is impacting our day to day functioning. I understand the importance of having the opportunity to share experiences with those who can hold space for us. In my practice, I strive to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for all clients.
Therapy is vital to healing and growing. Our healing and growth must involve challenging the parts of our brains that operate from places of pain and this is impacting our day to day functioning. I understand the importance of having the opportunity to share experiences with those who can hold space for us. In my practice, I strive to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for all clients.
(931) 283-6346 View (931) 283-6346
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Cindy Janke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Winchester, TN 37398
Therapy is hard. I want to create a space that is safe where you feel seen and heard to talk about the hard stuff. I use framework that supports individuals in all stages of life facing issues with relationship distress, grief and loss, depression or moodiness, trauma, anxiety, anger issues, self-defeating behaviors, or other life stressors.
Therapy is hard. I want to create a space that is safe where you feel seen and heard to talk about the hard stuff. I use framework that supports individuals in all stages of life facing issues with relationship distress, grief and loss, depression or moodiness, trauma, anxiety, anger issues, self-defeating behaviors, or other life stressors.
(615) 502-4380 View (615) 502-4380
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Matt Mlynarczyk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sewanee, TN 37375
Life is hard. Sometimes we lose focus, get stuck, or feel detached from our partner. We worry about direction in our own life and our children's lives. Maybe you're in a place like this. Making a choice to enter into therapy and finding the right therapist can be difficult. I think a good match is incredibly important. I'm interested in the things you have to say. I'm curious about why you think what you think. I encourage clarification for the goals you set. I emphasize exploring reasonable strategies for action. Let's talk.
Life is hard. Sometimes we lose focus, get stuck, or feel detached from our partner. We worry about direction in our own life and our children's lives. Maybe you're in a place like this. Making a choice to enter into therapy and finding the right therapist can be difficult. I think a good match is incredibly important. I'm interested in the things you have to say. I'm curious about why you think what you think. I encourage clarification for the goals you set. I emphasize exploring reasonable strategies for action. Let's talk.
(931) 281-2945 View (931) 281-2945
Photo of Emily Ezell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Emily Ezell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sewanee, TN 37375
I am passionate about providing a safe and welcoming space for people to receive support and heal. I care deeply about meeting clients where they are and tailoring sessions to their specific needs. In my work with clients, I strive to create a space in which we can become curious about patterns that are no longer working, and how they might have developed in the first place. I help people develop more effective ways of coping, and I support them in changing the ways they relate to themselves and others.
I am passionate about providing a safe and welcoming space for people to receive support and heal. I care deeply about meeting clients where they are and tailoring sessions to their specific needs. In my work with clients, I strive to create a space in which we can become curious about patterns that are no longer working, and how they might have developed in the first place. I help people develop more effective ways of coping, and I support them in changing the ways they relate to themselves and others.
(931) 345-3719 View (931) 345-3719
Photo of Jennifer Scully, LCPC, CCTP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jennifer Scully
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Winchester, TN 37398  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Trauma Specialist I honor the differences between Counseling, Therapy, and Trauma Processing. I work well with people who are trying to break free from cycles of dysfunctional family patterns, people trying to do better than their parents did, people who are the product of an affair (NPEs), people who've had spiritually transformative experiences (NDE, OBE, etc), people experiencing Post Traumatic Stress, people who've suffered medical gaslighting and iatrogenic injury (especially vaccine injured people) and people who generally think outside the box. Seeing the world beyond the lens of convention is my specialty.
As a Trauma Specialist I honor the differences between Counseling, Therapy, and Trauma Processing. I work well with people who are trying to break free from cycles of dysfunctional family patterns, people trying to do better than their parents did, people who are the product of an affair (NPEs), people who've had spiritually transformative experiences (NDE, OBE, etc), people experiencing Post Traumatic Stress, people who've suffered medical gaslighting and iatrogenic injury (especially vaccine injured people) and people who generally think outside the box. Seeing the world beyond the lens of convention is my specialty.
(331) 207-6008 View (331) 207-6008
Photo of Janet Gail Castle, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Janet Gail Castle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Winchester, TN 37398
As an LPC, I will help you discover ways to heal, recover, and thrive. Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed out? Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and need to learn ways to decrease anxiety? Have you survived a traumatic event or are surviving abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, or religious) and feel frozen or stuck or are getting triggered easily. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a pet, or something significant to you, we will work together to find ways for you to process your grief. This counseling space is a confidential and safe space for you to receive help for you to feel better. Please reach out.
As an LPC, I will help you discover ways to heal, recover, and thrive. Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed out? Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and need to learn ways to decrease anxiety? Have you survived a traumatic event or are surviving abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, or religious) and feel frozen or stuck or are getting triggered easily. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a pet, or something significant to you, we will work together to find ways for you to process your grief. This counseling space is a confidential and safe space for you to receive help for you to feel better. Please reach out.
(931) 288-5205 View (931) 288-5205
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Jonathan Buffington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADACII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sewanee, TN 37375
My primary work today is with those individuals struggling to achieve the best version of themselves. A variety of factors are at play here from past trauma, difficulty connecting, tragic life events, self sabotaging or self destructive coping skills, among others that get in our own way. I offer a place for the individual to explore past patterns and create a new narrative for a new future.​
My primary work today is with those individuals struggling to achieve the best version of themselves. A variety of factors are at play here from past trauma, difficulty connecting, tragic life events, self sabotaging or self destructive coping skills, among others that get in our own way. I offer a place for the individual to explore past patterns and create a new narrative for a new future.​
(931) 202-9079 View (931) 202-9079
Photo of Ashley Liston-Avnaim, LPC, MHSP, MA
Ashley Liston-Avnaim
LPC, MHSP, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sewanee, TN 37375  (Online Only)
It is my hope to partner with you in learning how to first be with and then move through life's painful experiences in such a way that feels authentic to you. If you have unresolved grief, trauma or other barriers to your ability to thrive, I would love to join you in opening new doors to embodied and conscious living. I enjoy working with folks from most walks of life, those with body-based concerns such as chronic illness, chronic pain or difficult to diagnose physical symptoms that may be having an impact on mental health.
It is my hope to partner with you in learning how to first be with and then move through life's painful experiences in such a way that feels authentic to you. If you have unresolved grief, trauma or other barriers to your ability to thrive, I would love to join you in opening new doors to embodied and conscious living. I enjoy working with folks from most walks of life, those with body-based concerns such as chronic illness, chronic pain or difficult to diagnose physical symptoms that may be having an impact on mental health.
(931) 271-5936 View (931) 271-5936
Photo of Andrew C Lyon, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist
Andrew C Lyon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Winchester, TN 37398
I believe and work from the viewpoint that all individuals and family units have the strength and ability within themselves to approach whatever may come their way and find a solution to address their issues. It is my responsibility to help the individual or family unit to see those strengths and abilities and approach them from both a Christian and systemic viewpoint. I work with children of all ages up to those of a Senior age.
I believe and work from the viewpoint that all individuals and family units have the strength and ability within themselves to approach whatever may come their way and find a solution to address their issues. It is my responsibility to help the individual or family unit to see those strengths and abilities and approach them from both a Christian and systemic viewpoint. I work with children of all ages up to those of a Senior age.
(615) 270-4052 View (615) 270-4052
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Come As You Are Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Sewanee, TN 37375
You find yourself in a reoccurring pattern that you don't know how to break- You do SO much for others, understanding the importance of caring for yourself too, yet you find that it's difficult to trust them with the "too-much-ness"/ "intense emotion" that you've been accused of possessing. You're left to carry it on your own, not wanting to burden others with your struggles. You wish you could shut off that nagging, critical voice in your head & all the self-doubt that comes with it. Maybe, at times, you feel as if the tug-of-war of thoughts & emotions is too messy & overwhelming to touch. You think, "Maybe 'they' were right."...
You find yourself in a reoccurring pattern that you don't know how to break- You do SO much for others, understanding the importance of caring for yourself too, yet you find that it's difficult to trust them with the "too-much-ness"/ "intense emotion" that you've been accused of possessing. You're left to carry it on your own, not wanting to burden others with your struggles. You wish you could shut off that nagging, critical voice in your head & all the self-doubt that comes with it. Maybe, at times, you feel as if the tug-of-war of thoughts & emotions is too messy & overwhelming to touch. You think, "Maybe 'they' were right."...
(423) 205-5769 View (423) 205-5769
Photo of Tom G Camp, MDiv, MS, Marriage & Family Therapist
Tom G Camp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MS
Verified Verified
Sewanee, TN 37375
We all seek safety, health and happiness in our lives, sometimes supported by, and other times challenged by, our life experiences, relationships and larger environment. Life often provides many resources for safety, health and happiness. When our connection with these resources is somehow block or reduced, we can use a supportive, caring relationship to find our way through worries, depression, dependencies, grief, low self-esteem, relationship disturbances, and spiritual struggles.
We all seek safety, health and happiness in our lives, sometimes supported by, and other times challenged by, our life experiences, relationships and larger environment. Life often provides many resources for safety, health and happiness. When our connection with these resources is somehow block or reduced, we can use a supportive, caring relationship to find our way through worries, depression, dependencies, grief, low self-esteem, relationship disturbances, and spiritual struggles.
(762) 225-9180 View (762) 225-9180
Photo of Alex Courington, MA, MFT-I, NCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Alex Courington
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFT-I, NCC
Verified Verified
Winchester, TN 37398
How did you get here? Life has likely left you in a world of anxiety, family conflict, and stuck with traumatic memories. Moments that are part of your normal day have left a path of rage that you can't explain. You're left asking, "What is wrong with me?" Your value is not impacted by facing these common problems in life. Despite feeling like no one can understand you, there is hope for you and your relationships. It may be difficult to see that hope in the darkness of depression or stress.
How did you get here? Life has likely left you in a world of anxiety, family conflict, and stuck with traumatic memories. Moments that are part of your normal day have left a path of rage that you can't explain. You're left asking, "What is wrong with me?" Your value is not impacted by facing these common problems in life. Despite feeling like no one can understand you, there is hope for you and your relationships. It may be difficult to see that hope in the darkness of depression or stress.
(931) 208-5819 View (931) 208-5819

Online Therapists

Photo of Melissa Thomas, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Franklin, TN 37067  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in TN and licensed in California and Tennessee. I received my training from Western Theological Seminary graduating in 2007 with a focus on attachment issues. I have worked with a non-profit agency counseling, adopting, and fostering families for over 15 years. I began my private practice in 2020 after recognizing the high demand for mental health practitioners during a difficult time in our history.
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in TN and licensed in California and Tennessee. I received my training from Western Theological Seminary graduating in 2007 with a focus on attachment issues. I have worked with a non-profit agency counseling, adopting, and fostering families for over 15 years. I began my private practice in 2020 after recognizing the high demand for mental health practitioners during a difficult time in our history.
(629) 356-5966 View (629) 356-5966
Photo of Robert (Bob) E Swope, MEd, LPC, MHSP, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Robert (Bob) E Swope
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37421
I am Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty 28 years of experience working with adults, children and families. I am a graduate of U T Chattanooga with a BS in Psychology and a MEd. in Community Counseling I also did some graduate work at Florida State and University of Houston.. I have both personal and professional experience with parenting, stepfamilies, divorce issues, adoption and reunification, and the adjustment issues which challenge families today.I am an advocate for the LGBTQ community. I am passionate about educating ,coaching and empowering my clients to make the best choices for their unique selves.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty 28 years of experience working with adults, children and families. I am a graduate of U T Chattanooga with a BS in Psychology and a MEd. in Community Counseling I also did some graduate work at Florida State and University of Houston.. I have both personal and professional experience with parenting, stepfamilies, divorce issues, adoption and reunification, and the adjustment issues which challenge families today.I am an advocate for the LGBTQ community. I am passionate about educating ,coaching and empowering my clients to make the best choices for their unique selves.
(423) 250-2087 View (423) 250-2087
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Kyisha Danielle Arnwine
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
There is a time for everything: weeping, joy, loss, recovery, fear, courage. We are consistently suspended between opposing life forces that can make us, at times, feel anxious, depressed, and alone. My goal as your therapist is to offer you support by helping you find ways of navigating through darkness and illuminating the beauty in each phase of your life. I am committed to helping you build a healthier relationship with yourself and others by targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, beliefs, and problematic narratives. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to help you reach your goals in therapy. This is your time!
There is a time for everything: weeping, joy, loss, recovery, fear, courage. We are consistently suspended between opposing life forces that can make us, at times, feel anxious, depressed, and alone. My goal as your therapist is to offer you support by helping you find ways of navigating through darkness and illuminating the beauty in each phase of your life. I am committed to helping you build a healthier relationship with yourself and others by targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, beliefs, and problematic narratives. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to help you reach your goals in therapy. This is your time!
(615) 560-7571 View (615) 560-7571
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Athenea Counseling, Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, GA
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37408  (Online Only)
ALL of us have experienced past traumatic events (to a greater or lesser degree) that may be impacting how we think, feel and act, presently. I’ve learned from my clients and through my own personal experience that talk-therapy is just not enough! In obtaining needed certifications, I’m confident I’m utilizing the most effective, evidence-based therapeutic modalities to help clients, holistically, heal their brains, minds and bodies. By removing the roots of a client's anxiety/depression, I’ve seen tremendous breakthroughs with empowering clients to live the life they’ve always wanted; one filled with meaning, happiness and peace.
ALL of us have experienced past traumatic events (to a greater or lesser degree) that may be impacting how we think, feel and act, presently. I’ve learned from my clients and through my own personal experience that talk-therapy is just not enough! In obtaining needed certifications, I’m confident I’m utilizing the most effective, evidence-based therapeutic modalities to help clients, holistically, heal their brains, minds and bodies. By removing the roots of a client's anxiety/depression, I’ve seen tremendous breakthroughs with empowering clients to live the life they’ve always wanted; one filled with meaning, happiness and peace.
(770) 697-0081 View (770) 697-0081
Photo of Nancy Spears, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Nancy Spears
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
A successful counseling experience begins with a strong client/therapist rapport. As you consider your many highly-qualified options, look for professionals who specialize in your area of need and share your passion for growth. With an emphasis on high-conflict marital therapy, my expertise lies in helping clients develop crucial life-enhancement skills (e.g.-communication/conflict resolution/anger management) and a healthy sense of self. Using a variety of approaches, we will work together to build on strengths to maximize growth by learning and adapting more productive inter-relational methods, resulting in greater relationship satisfaction.
A successful counseling experience begins with a strong client/therapist rapport. As you consider your many highly-qualified options, look for professionals who specialize in your area of need and share your passion for growth. With an emphasis on high-conflict marital therapy, my expertise lies in helping clients develop crucial life-enhancement skills (e.g.-communication/conflict resolution/anger management) and a healthy sense of self. Using a variety of approaches, we will work together to build on strengths to maximize growth by learning and adapting more productive inter-relational methods, resulting in greater relationship satisfaction.
(615) 437-4121 View (615) 437-4121
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Francoise Mastroianni
Counselor, LCPC, Hypnoth, SEP, CCPS, CSAS
Not Verified Not Verified
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Certified Sexual Addiction Specialist, and Certified Clinical Partner Specialist.The model practiced is multidimensional, treating the addict, partner, coupleship. All three dimensions of the attachment injury are traumatized. The aftermath of discovery/disclosure induces symptoms that impact psysiological responses to the mind, body.The treatment protocol for sexual addiction induced trauma I practice is EMDR, as well as 2 day Intensives. Practicing SEP,we are able to get to wounds of how the body holds the trauma/ attachment injury, using an integrative trauma model.Emotionally Focused Therapy allows helping couples to get to their deepest needs/hurt/rejection/ and betrayal.
Certified Sexual Addiction Specialist, and Certified Clinical Partner Specialist.The model practiced is multidimensional, treating the addict, partner, coupleship. All three dimensions of the attachment injury are traumatized. The aftermath of discovery/disclosure induces symptoms that impact psysiological responses to the mind, body.The treatment protocol for sexual addiction induced trauma I practice is EMDR, as well as 2 day Intensives. Practicing SEP,we are able to get to wounds of how the body holds the trauma/ attachment injury, using an integrative trauma model.Emotionally Focused Therapy allows helping couples to get to their deepest needs/hurt/rejection/ and betrayal.
(630) 282-4643 View (630) 282-4643

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Number of Therapists in Franklin County, TN

10+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Franklin County, TN who prioritize treating:

93% Trauma and PTSD
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Franklin County, TN see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Franklin County?

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.