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Dr. Jillian Blueford
Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, FT
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010  (Online Only)
I view our life journey as a collection of experiences that influence who we are and how we see the world. We often experience (and can expect) to deal with hurdles and roadblocks that can make some days unbearable. This is where counseling comes in. I love joining alongside others and empowering them to keep making steps when they don’t think they can. I will always admit to any client that counseling is hard and applaud anyone who takes the step to reflect inward and grow. My hope and main priority are to create a space where ALL individuals feel safe enough to be their authentic selves.
I view our life journey as a collection of experiences that influence who we are and how we see the world. We often experience (and can expect) to deal with hurdles and roadblocks that can make some days unbearable. This is where counseling comes in. I love joining alongside others and empowering them to keep making steps when they don’t think they can. I will always admit to any client that counseling is hard and applaud anyone who takes the step to reflect inward and grow. My hope and main priority are to create a space where ALL individuals feel safe enough to be their authentic selves.
(970) 500-3944 View (970) 500-3944
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Chris James Poindexter
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010
As a clinical therapist who has worked with varying communities, I have developed a deep passion for working with people in all walks of life. Together, we will take a journey to better understand how some life experiences can impact the way you interact with others and how certain reactions are developed out of a need to protect yourself. I will challenge you to take your life back and learn how to navigate intense emotions in a healthy way, so your reactions do not block you from stability and happiness.
As a clinical therapist who has worked with varying communities, I have developed a deep passion for working with people in all walks of life. Together, we will take a journey to better understand how some life experiences can impact the way you interact with others and how certain reactions are developed out of a need to protect yourself. I will challenge you to take your life back and learn how to navigate intense emotions in a healthy way, so your reactions do not block you from stability and happiness.
(720) 784-5701 View (720) 784-5701
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Amanda Brucki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80010  (Online Only)
Are you highly sensitive? Emotionally repressed? Strong stoic one? It is OKAY to FEEL! Life is hard, perfection is a mirage, and overthinking can trap us. Growing up, maybe you were told being vulnerable was weak. That you had to be "perfect." Let's change that! It's time to rediscover the beauty of imperfection. It's in practicing vulnerability that our true power emerges. Let's excavate your mind, dismantle barriers brick by brick, so that you can discover the strength in "flaws." You are enough. Embrace your emotions, deepen your connections, and discover your true voice. Let's the journey toward self-acceptance and joy begin!
Are you highly sensitive? Emotionally repressed? Strong stoic one? It is OKAY to FEEL! Life is hard, perfection is a mirage, and overthinking can trap us. Growing up, maybe you were told being vulnerable was weak. That you had to be "perfect." Let's change that! It's time to rediscover the beauty of imperfection. It's in practicing vulnerability that our true power emerges. Let's excavate your mind, dismantle barriers brick by brick, so that you can discover the strength in "flaws." You are enough. Embrace your emotions, deepen your connections, and discover your true voice. Let's the journey toward self-acceptance and joy begin!
(720) 386-4999 View (720) 386-4999
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Ismery Lora
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80010  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a mental health provider, my goal is to prioritize working with individuals that identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, immigrants and allies. I aim to provide support for those impacted by depression, anxiety, women's issues, immigration challenges, addiction, imposter syndrome, systemic oppression, family dynamics, relationship concerns, childhood trauma and various other struggles. Please reach out to schedule a consultation if you find your self in a space where you feel ready to invest in you and are willing to delve deep.
As a mental health provider, my goal is to prioritize working with individuals that identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, immigrants and allies. I aim to provide support for those impacted by depression, anxiety, women's issues, immigration challenges, addiction, imposter syndrome, systemic oppression, family dynamics, relationship concerns, childhood trauma and various other struggles. Please reach out to schedule a consultation if you find your self in a space where you feel ready to invest in you and are willing to delve deep.
(347) 997-8004 View (347) 997-8004
Caitlin Cave (Alago)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010  (Online Only)
I work best with clients who are looking for an informal, supportive setting where they can learn skills that help them manage their lives more effectively, whether the problem is big feelings, a disconnect in relationships with those close to you, ADHD symptoms, trouble with boundaries and assertiveness, or anger and controlling behavior--anything that makes you feel like you've somehow gotten away from the person you'd like to be.
I work best with clients who are looking for an informal, supportive setting where they can learn skills that help them manage their lives more effectively, whether the problem is big feelings, a disconnect in relationships with those close to you, ADHD symptoms, trouble with boundaries and assertiveness, or anger and controlling behavior--anything that makes you feel like you've somehow gotten away from the person you'd like to be.
(720) 506-5446 View (720) 506-5446
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Bianca Gianfrate
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80010
When viewing therapy as a journey, clients are the one who take the steps and therapists are there to walk alongside them. While on their own journeys, children, adolescents and young adults are striving to develop their distinct sense of self and establish meaningful relationships with those around them. Supporting your child/teen comes with its own set of stressors that can lead you to feel unsure of what to do next. I believe that our childhood experiences impact how we connect and relate with others as adults. Trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, grief and other life stressors can deeply impact how we make meaning.
When viewing therapy as a journey, clients are the one who take the steps and therapists are there to walk alongside them. While on their own journeys, children, adolescents and young adults are striving to develop their distinct sense of self and establish meaningful relationships with those around them. Supporting your child/teen comes with its own set of stressors that can lead you to feel unsure of what to do next. I believe that our childhood experiences impact how we connect and relate with others as adults. Trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, grief and other life stressors can deeply impact how we make meaning.
(720) 640-9140 View (720) 640-9140
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Tracy Schmitz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010
There is a mind-body connection to the way we feel. When we hold onto pain for long periods, those cells are stored in our energy centers, creating imbalances that may lead to psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems, unresolved trauma reactions, stress, and chronic pain., I want to help people identify the root of their physical, mental, and emotional pain at the most comfortable pace. Carrying unresolved issues and repressed feelings can leave us out of balance or experiencing symptoms of discomfort or dis-ease.
There is a mind-body connection to the way we feel. When we hold onto pain for long periods, those cells are stored in our energy centers, creating imbalances that may lead to psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems, unresolved trauma reactions, stress, and chronic pain., I want to help people identify the root of their physical, mental, and emotional pain at the most comfortable pace. Carrying unresolved issues and repressed feelings can leave us out of balance or experiencing symptoms of discomfort or dis-ease.
(720) 360-1284 View (720) 360-1284
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Jillian M Farley
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010
You were born to be real, not to be perfect - Unknown. Many of us struggle to express our authentic selves. This can cause stress, frustration, and emotional dysregulation. It is often a learned process to abandon parts of ourselves, in order to meet the needs or expectations of others. In my approach to counseling I aim to create an empathetic, non-judgmental space for my clients to safely express their true selves.
You were born to be real, not to be perfect - Unknown. Many of us struggle to express our authentic selves. This can cause stress, frustration, and emotional dysregulation. It is often a learned process to abandon parts of ourselves, in order to meet the needs or expectations of others. In my approach to counseling I aim to create an empathetic, non-judgmental space for my clients to safely express their true selves.
(720) 740-1339 View (720) 740-1339
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Laura K Jacobs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010
I am a child psychologist who has dedicated herself to caring for the mental health of children and adolescents for more than 20 years. I provide evidence based treatments that assist children and adolescents to reach their fullest potential. Treatment interventions are offered in a flexible, culturally sensitive manner to meet your child's needs as well as respect your family's values. My treatment approach focuses on presenting concerns while taking into consideration the child's strengths, developmental level, and natural resilience.
I am a child psychologist who has dedicated herself to caring for the mental health of children and adolescents for more than 20 years. I provide evidence based treatments that assist children and adolescents to reach their fullest potential. Treatment interventions are offered in a flexible, culturally sensitive manner to meet your child's needs as well as respect your family's values. My treatment approach focuses on presenting concerns while taking into consideration the child's strengths, developmental level, and natural resilience.
(720) 845-6436 View (720) 845-6436
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Brittni Fudge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CDWF, EMDR
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80010  (Online Only)
You're not sure why, but the people you love most: your kids, spouse, mother/father/siblings-have turned into triggers that bring out the worst in you. Despite your love for them, you find yourself acting in ways you swore you never would. You're yelling at your kids, always angry at your partner, and you feel like you're always failing. In short, you're hurting the people you love most. You want to show up for your loved ones with peace rather than chaos and stress. You want to ditch the feelings of not being enough.
You're not sure why, but the people you love most: your kids, spouse, mother/father/siblings-have turned into triggers that bring out the worst in you. Despite your love for them, you find yourself acting in ways you swore you never would. You're yelling at your kids, always angry at your partner, and you feel like you're always failing. In short, you're hurting the people you love most. You want to show up for your loved ones with peace rather than chaos and stress. You want to ditch the feelings of not being enough.
(303) 732-5397 View (303) 732-5397
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Hannah Mientka
MA, LPCC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80010
Waitlist for new clients
Let’s face it: life is messy. We are presented with various, often unanticipated, surprises and challenges. Life’s challenges can feel extremely heavy and tend to look the most intimidating when we are facing them alone. I am here to tell you that you are not alone. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or other emotional struggles, I am here to support you as you address these challenges and reunite with the most authentic version of yourself. As your therapist, I will create a safe, empowering, and non-judgmental space where you can share your story and explore any concerns you may be experiencing.
Let’s face it: life is messy. We are presented with various, often unanticipated, surprises and challenges. Life’s challenges can feel extremely heavy and tend to look the most intimidating when we are facing them alone. I am here to tell you that you are not alone. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or other emotional struggles, I am here to support you as you address these challenges and reunite with the most authentic version of yourself. As your therapist, I will create a safe, empowering, and non-judgmental space where you can share your story and explore any concerns you may be experiencing.
(720) 674-7674 View (720) 674-7674
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Raquel Tarantino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for stopping by. My name is Raquel and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe therapy is a space where an individual can return to themselves; a space to explore and untangle patterns and blocks to create meaning and sense of control from pain and trauma. I use a trauma informed lens in my therapy work and value care that is culturally responsive, creative and compassionate.
Hello and thank you for stopping by. My name is Raquel and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe therapy is a space where an individual can return to themselves; a space to explore and untangle patterns and blocks to create meaning and sense of control from pain and trauma. I use a trauma informed lens in my therapy work and value care that is culturally responsive, creative and compassionate.
(855) 968-1752 View (855) 968-1752
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Sarah Stearns
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80010
As a therapist, Sarah’s calm demeanor and passion for working with young adults allows her to create a space for all people to feel safe and heard. She has worked with a variety of age groups ranging from preschool to college students, but has found her sweet spot working with young adults, particularly in the LGBTQ+ community. She is fully committed to the needs and goals of her clients and works to maintain a strong connection throughout the entire therapeutic process.
As a therapist, Sarah’s calm demeanor and passion for working with young adults allows her to create a space for all people to feel safe and heard. She has worked with a variety of age groups ranging from preschool to college students, but has found her sweet spot working with young adults, particularly in the LGBTQ+ community. She is fully committed to the needs and goals of her clients and works to maintain a strong connection throughout the entire therapeutic process.
(720) 782-2849 View (720) 782-2849
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Denver Counseling Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010
As counselors and therapists, our team is here to facilitate change in your life, to offer you hope, and to motivate you to achieve your potential and goals. Everyone has a story. We want to hear your story and help you create a narrative for the future. Life is a constant state of growth and transition. Let's process your situation together. We provide guidance and solutions to help you achieve your desires and goals. The beginning of the healing process begins here.
As counselors and therapists, our team is here to facilitate change in your life, to offer you hope, and to motivate you to achieve your potential and goals. Everyone has a story. We want to hear your story and help you create a narrative for the future. Life is a constant state of growth and transition. Let's process your situation together. We provide guidance and solutions to help you achieve your desires and goals. The beginning of the healing process begins here.
(720) 710-0399 View (720) 710-0399
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Nicole Hepler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010
I believe that everyone has a story and deserves to be heard. I am passionate about empowering individuals to overcome obstacles and instilling hope for the future. As your counselor, I will walk beside you and listen to your experiences, providing a safe environment for you to process life events and gain greater insight into your personal experiences. I utilize a person-centered, family systems approach to therapy while also incorporating methods from other treatment modalities. I have also completed Level 1 training in the Gottman Method and am currently completing training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).
I believe that everyone has a story and deserves to be heard. I am passionate about empowering individuals to overcome obstacles and instilling hope for the future. As your counselor, I will walk beside you and listen to your experiences, providing a safe environment for you to process life events and gain greater insight into your personal experiences. I utilize a person-centered, family systems approach to therapy while also incorporating methods from other treatment modalities. I have also completed Level 1 training in the Gottman Method and am currently completing training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).
(720) 650-6776 View (720) 650-6776
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Hannah Nurnberger
MA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010
I have shared my expertise with children and young adults with and without developmental disabilities and their families since 2006. I work alongside parents/adult caretakers to address the needs of clients who range in ages 18 months – 25 years. I have previously worked in private practice and at various residential, outpatient, educational, and in-home settings. I am a passionate advocate for my clients, their families, and future generations of certified clinicians. My desire is to consistently implement effective practices and compassionate care.
I have shared my expertise with children and young adults with and without developmental disabilities and their families since 2006. I work alongside parents/adult caretakers to address the needs of clients who range in ages 18 months – 25 years. I have previously worked in private practice and at various residential, outpatient, educational, and in-home settings. I am a passionate advocate for my clients, their families, and future generations of certified clinicians. My desire is to consistently implement effective practices and compassionate care.
(720) 796-7390 View (720) 796-7390
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STAR Girlz Empowerment, Inc
Unlicensed Psychotherapist, MA, MFTC
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010
I am currently a pre licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate and a Registered Psychotherapist with diverse experience in court mandated and outpatient psychotherapy, substance abuse, and treating girls and women survivors/victims of human trafficking, sexual and domestic abuse. I have additional training and certifications in addictions counseling and specialize in working with female youth and young adult women in the treatment of behavioral issues, trauma, grief, domestic, and substance abuse using systems base approaches, group therapy, and expressive arts.
I am currently a pre licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Candidate and a Registered Psychotherapist with diverse experience in court mandated and outpatient psychotherapy, substance abuse, and treating girls and women survivors/victims of human trafficking, sexual and domestic abuse. I have additional training and certifications in addictions counseling and specialize in working with female youth and young adult women in the treatment of behavioral issues, trauma, grief, domestic, and substance abuse using systems base approaches, group therapy, and expressive arts.
(720) 712-1374 View (720) 712-1374
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Breanna Crowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80010
Helping people build strong relationships and connections to others is my driving force. With these bonds, we can tackle anything. I want to dismantle the beliefs that independence and self-management is the best way to work through problems. It is through connecting with others, building emotional safety, and feeling secure in relationships, can we overcome and thrive. I want to help as many people as I can experience the safety and security that comes from being vulnerable and authentic. I want my clients to know they don't have to walk this life alone or hide parts of themselves to be loved and accepted. Relief is attainable!
Helping people build strong relationships and connections to others is my driving force. With these bonds, we can tackle anything. I want to dismantle the beliefs that independence and self-management is the best way to work through problems. It is through connecting with others, building emotional safety, and feeling secure in relationships, can we overcome and thrive. I want to help as many people as I can experience the safety and security that comes from being vulnerable and authentic. I want my clients to know they don't have to walk this life alone or hide parts of themselves to be loved and accepted. Relief is attainable!
(720) 709-1841 View (720) 709-1841
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LGBT Therapy with Michael D. McAllister
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80010
I am a counselor specializing in working with the LGBT community. Are you living in the present moment or always worried about the future or dwelling in the past? Are you a harsh self critic? I choose to see myself as a work in progress that I try not to judge, but to treat with compassionate acceptance. Accepting oneself for who one is...in this present moment, is they key to emotional balance and a fulfilling life. Still, we can strive for our greatest potential by recognizing negative patterns in our lives and seeking change and healthy balance. For more details: www.NowTherapy.com
I am a counselor specializing in working with the LGBT community. Are you living in the present moment or always worried about the future or dwelling in the past? Are you a harsh self critic? I choose to see myself as a work in progress that I try not to judge, but to treat with compassionate acceptance. Accepting oneself for who one is...in this present moment, is they key to emotional balance and a fulfilling life. Still, we can strive for our greatest potential by recognizing negative patterns in our lives and seeking change and healthy balance. For more details: www.NowTherapy.com
(404) 994-3373 View (404) 994-3373
Vicki Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80010
Psychotherapist with 30-years experience. Specializing in compulsive behaviors including the full range of addictive behaviors, obsessive/compulsive disorders and eating problems. Certification in addictions. Also specialize in couples counseling and relationship issues. The appropriate therapeutic interventions are determined by individual needs and assessment but cognitive behavioral techniques and problem solving are primary modalities. Professional experience has included health care management, supervision of graduate students and staff, and EAP (employee assistance program) work.
Psychotherapist with 30-years experience. Specializing in compulsive behaviors including the full range of addictive behaviors, obsessive/compulsive disorders and eating problems. Certification in addictions. Also specialize in couples counseling and relationship issues. The appropriate therapeutic interventions are determined by individual needs and assessment but cognitive behavioral techniques and problem solving are primary modalities. Professional experience has included health care management, supervision of graduate students and staff, and EAP (employee assistance program) work.
(303) 900-7336 View (303) 900-7336

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80010

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 80010 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
74% Self Esteem
74% Life Transitions
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 80010 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
18% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80010?

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.