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Alexis Chiani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(720) 806-9482 View (720) 806-9482
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Keith Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80120
It is difficult to maintain perspective when pain is present in our lives. It is perplexing to make wise decisions if we are mired in grief and sadness. Drawing from over 35 years serving in mental health field, I have helped many people obtain a clearer perspective on the complex nature of depression/ anxiety; relationship distress; Parenting teens; and wanting to stay spiritual amidst the chaos... Maybe you want to deepen your purpose in life. Is your relationship or marriage in a crucial season? Are you desiring someone to speak into your spirituality and propel into flourishing and growth? I am here to serve and guide you.
It is difficult to maintain perspective when pain is present in our lives. It is perplexing to make wise decisions if we are mired in grief and sadness. Drawing from over 35 years serving in mental health field, I have helped many people obtain a clearer perspective on the complex nature of depression/ anxiety; relationship distress; Parenting teens; and wanting to stay spiritual amidst the chaos... Maybe you want to deepen your purpose in life. Is your relationship or marriage in a crucial season? Are you desiring someone to speak into your spirituality and propel into flourishing and growth? I am here to serve and guide you.
(303) 732-6078 View (303) 732-6078
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Ching-Yen Godwin
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
I am a therapist and psychologist speaking both English and Mandarin Chinese. I strive to help children, adolescents, and adults achieve their goals and be happy with who they are. I have helped many families with IEP-related evaluations and issues, including learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I have also helped couples overcome relationship issues including cultural and linguistic barriers. In therapy, I explore the discrepancy between what you want and what you need. You identify what you need, I will help you get there.
I am a therapist and psychologist speaking both English and Mandarin Chinese. I strive to help children, adolescents, and adults achieve their goals and be happy with who they are. I have helped many families with IEP-related evaluations and issues, including learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I have also helped couples overcome relationship issues including cultural and linguistic barriers. In therapy, I explore the discrepancy between what you want and what you need. You identify what you need, I will help you get there.
(720) 358-0817 View (720) 358-0817
Photo of Christina Margala Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80120, CO
Christina Margala Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80120
At times in life we may find ourselves struggling to understand and manage overwhelming emotions and unhealthy patterns. As a trauma-informed, EMDR certified therapist I help clients create more meaningful lives by increasing self-awareness and reconnecting with values. In a warm, collaborative, non-judgmental environment I support clients in developing the skills and resources needed to move toward the things that matter most in life. I believe in your unique and powerful potential for growth and I offer a safe, compassionate space conducive for change. It would be an honor to accompany you on this transformative journey!
At times in life we may find ourselves struggling to understand and manage overwhelming emotions and unhealthy patterns. As a trauma-informed, EMDR certified therapist I help clients create more meaningful lives by increasing self-awareness and reconnecting with values. In a warm, collaborative, non-judgmental environment I support clients in developing the skills and resources needed to move toward the things that matter most in life. I believe in your unique and powerful potential for growth and I offer a safe, compassionate space conducive for change. It would be an honor to accompany you on this transformative journey!
(720) 744-3574 View (720) 744-3574
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Christine Giuliani
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
Christine believes that healing comes from within, and the body was designed to heal itself. She is passionate and knowledgeable about integrative mental health as well as functional nutrition. She is dedicated to educating clients on living in true health and restoring imbalances to achieve strength and wellbeing. She has over 35 years work experience within and outside alternative healthcare and is excited to help people recapture the life they are meant to live. She has coached many clients into dynamic life transformation through counseling, coaching, and nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Christine believes that healing comes from within, and the body was designed to heal itself. She is passionate and knowledgeable about integrative mental health as well as functional nutrition. She is dedicated to educating clients on living in true health and restoring imbalances to achieve strength and wellbeing. She has over 35 years work experience within and outside alternative healthcare and is excited to help people recapture the life they are meant to live. She has coached many clients into dynamic life transformation through counseling, coaching, and nutrition and lifestyle changes.
(720) 615-2836 View (720) 615-2836
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Catherine Bitney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120  (Online Only)
Therapy is a safe place to explore challenges in our lives & find strengths that we never knew we had. It has the potential to lift us out of our rut so that we can finally make the changes we've longed for. Whether you are working to decrease your anxiety, unmasking and living authentically, changing careers, exploring your gender or sexual identity, or trying to change your relationships, therapy can be a great place to get a fresh perspective & face these challenges with a champion by your side. My own identity as a multiracial, queer, gender nonconforming therapist enables me to understand clients who feel like outsiders.
Therapy is a safe place to explore challenges in our lives & find strengths that we never knew we had. It has the potential to lift us out of our rut so that we can finally make the changes we've longed for. Whether you are working to decrease your anxiety, unmasking and living authentically, changing careers, exploring your gender or sexual identity, or trying to change your relationships, therapy can be a great place to get a fresh perspective & face these challenges with a champion by your side. My own identity as a multiracial, queer, gender nonconforming therapist enables me to understand clients who feel like outsiders.
(512) 337-4185 View (512) 337-4185
Photo of Camille L. Reich, Marriage & Family Therapist in 80120, CO
Camille L. Reich
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
COUPLES, FAMILY, CHILD and INDIVIDUAL THERAPY. True Happiness and Stability Stems from the Quality of our Significant Relationships! I work from a strength-based, solution-focused, and systemic or relational orientation, all are evidence-based approaches. I focus on people's strengths and possibilities while addressing their real life difficulties. I also practice child-centered play therapy and provide personality, relationship (couple) and career assessments. I believe in a holistic approach to the therapeutic process that incorporates biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions empowering a person or family towards mastering life to its fullest. I look forward to consulting with you!
COUPLES, FAMILY, CHILD and INDIVIDUAL THERAPY. True Happiness and Stability Stems from the Quality of our Significant Relationships! I work from a strength-based, solution-focused, and systemic or relational orientation, all are evidence-based approaches. I focus on people's strengths and possibilities while addressing their real life difficulties. I also practice child-centered play therapy and provide personality, relationship (couple) and career assessments. I believe in a holistic approach to the therapeutic process that incorporates biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions empowering a person or family towards mastering life to its fullest. I look forward to consulting with you!
(303) 625-7879 View (303) 625-7879
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Scott Treas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
Burnt out? Stuck? Lacking direction? I help emerging adults and mid-life professionals start, change, and grow their personal and professional lives. If you are struggling with ADHD, low motivation, or feeling lost in your career, then you deserve a counselor you can trust. With over 15 years of experience, I've empowered thousands to lead happier, healthier, and more successful lives. My unique integration of life coaching and career guidance will unlock your full potential. Say goodbye to negative cycles of procrastination and self-sabotage; step into clarity and confidence today. As a seasoned therapist specializing in ADHD and
Burnt out? Stuck? Lacking direction? I help emerging adults and mid-life professionals start, change, and grow their personal and professional lives. If you are struggling with ADHD, low motivation, or feeling lost in your career, then you deserve a counselor you can trust. With over 15 years of experience, I've empowered thousands to lead happier, healthier, and more successful lives. My unique integration of life coaching and career guidance will unlock your full potential. Say goodbye to negative cycles of procrastination and self-sabotage; step into clarity and confidence today. As a seasoned therapist specializing in ADHD and
(303) 485-1878 View (303) 485-1878
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Susan Sylvester
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80120
Has there ever been something so traumatic that has happened to you that you can't escape feeling hopeless and helpless? You may have overwhelming feelings of anger, depression, anxiety or even guilt. Having a safe non-judgmental place to go and talk can give you a space where you can work through feelings of loss, pain and fear. The right person can help you find peace and balance.
Has there ever been something so traumatic that has happened to you that you can't escape feeling hopeless and helpless? You may have overwhelming feelings of anger, depression, anxiety or even guilt. Having a safe non-judgmental place to go and talk can give you a space where you can work through feelings of loss, pain and fear. The right person can help you find peace and balance.
(720) 466-7123 View (720) 466-7123
Photo of Lisa Morgione, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80120, CO
Lisa Morgione
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
Hello! I’m AnnaLisa (“Lisa”) Morgione, MA, NCC, LPC. I am a mindfulness-based mental health counselor who uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to compassionately attend to pain, trauma, depression, anxiety, and grieving. I currently work with individuals, ages 16 & up, and couples. My demeanor tends to be warm, gentle, and connecting. My approach is honest, respectful, and without judgment of you and the issues that are bringing you to therapy. I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey of self-care and improvement.
Hello! I’m AnnaLisa (“Lisa”) Morgione, MA, NCC, LPC. I am a mindfulness-based mental health counselor who uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to compassionately attend to pain, trauma, depression, anxiety, and grieving. I currently work with individuals, ages 16 & up, and couples. My demeanor tends to be warm, gentle, and connecting. My approach is honest, respectful, and without judgment of you and the issues that are bringing you to therapy. I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey of self-care and improvement.
(720) 738-5218 View (720) 738-5218
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Tracey Ayers
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80120
TELE-THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED. You feel like you are a smart and capable person. Yet, these days you are feeling more "stuck" and unable to get movement in your life. You might be in a fog or a rut or you just plain don't feel good. Imagine having the tools and resources to get your life moving again. Whether you want to see improvement in your relationships, get motivated to reach your personal and professional goals or to just overall feel better about yourself and your life, the solutions are found when you talk with a Brief Therapist.
TELE-THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED. You feel like you are a smart and capable person. Yet, these days you are feeling more "stuck" and unable to get movement in your life. You might be in a fog or a rut or you just plain don't feel good. Imagine having the tools and resources to get your life moving again. Whether you want to see improvement in your relationships, get motivated to reach your personal and professional goals or to just overall feel better about yourself and your life, the solutions are found when you talk with a Brief Therapist.
(303) 500-3918 View (303) 500-3918
Photo of Ashley Connolly, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80120, CO
Ashley Connolly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(720) 712-1903 View (720) 712-1903
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Mary Anderson Schroeter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
Welcome! I look forward to meeting you and partnering with you on this healthier life path you've chosen to explore. I applaud your courage and commitment to start Counseling. I will tailor our work together by utilizing several therapeutic approaches, in whatever way feels most comfortable for you. Whatever challenges you are encountering, you will feel safe and supported in your work with me. I offer an empathic, warm, and caring environment where you will feel comfortable exploring new and different life paths. I feel honored to be on this journey with you!
Welcome! I look forward to meeting you and partnering with you on this healthier life path you've chosen to explore. I applaud your courage and commitment to start Counseling. I will tailor our work together by utilizing several therapeutic approaches, in whatever way feels most comfortable for you. Whatever challenges you are encountering, you will feel safe and supported in your work with me. I offer an empathic, warm, and caring environment where you will feel comfortable exploring new and different life paths. I feel honored to be on this journey with you!
(303) 883-7271 View (303) 883-7271
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Keri Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
Not accepting new clients
Keri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a certification in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International; Keri completed her graduate degree at the University of Denver School of Social Work in 2000 and has devoted her practice toward supporting the wellbeing and journeys of women and new families.
Keri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a certification in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International; Keri completed her graduate degree at the University of Denver School of Social Work in 2000 and has devoted her practice toward supporting the wellbeing and journeys of women and new families.
(720) 613-2761 View (720) 613-2761
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Samantha Becker
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, NCC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
I work with children, teens, and young adults. I believe the most important first step to meaningful counseling is building an authentic therapeutic relationship with my clients. I want you to feel safe, heard, understood, encouraged, and hopeful. You deserve counseling that is firmly rooted in the most effective theories, yet creatively customized especially for you. My goal is to be authentic, attentive, honest, trustworthy, empathetic, unconditional, and fully present.
I work with children, teens, and young adults. I believe the most important first step to meaningful counseling is building an authentic therapeutic relationship with my clients. I want you to feel safe, heard, understood, encouraged, and hopeful. You deserve counseling that is firmly rooted in the most effective theories, yet creatively customized especially for you. My goal is to be authentic, attentive, honest, trustworthy, empathetic, unconditional, and fully present.
(720) 594-6051 View (720) 594-6051
Photo of Ramya Rangamannar, Psychologist in 80120, CO
Ramya Rangamannar
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
Hello! I am Dr. Ramya and I am a pediatric neuropsychologist at Horizon Neuropsychological Services. Being a neuropsychologist means I am a licensed psychologist with further training/expertise in brain and behavior relationships. I am skilled in the assessment and diagnosis of disorders impacting development (e.g., ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression). Testing typically involves a clinical interview/rating scales from parents/child, interviews/ratings from teachers, in-person cognitive and academic testing that typically ranges from 4-8 hours, and a feedback appointment to relay results.
Hello! I am Dr. Ramya and I am a pediatric neuropsychologist at Horizon Neuropsychological Services. Being a neuropsychologist means I am a licensed psychologist with further training/expertise in brain and behavior relationships. I am skilled in the assessment and diagnosis of disorders impacting development (e.g., ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression). Testing typically involves a clinical interview/rating scales from parents/child, interviews/ratings from teachers, in-person cognitive and academic testing that typically ranges from 4-8 hours, and a feedback appointment to relay results.
(720) 664-5328 View (720) 664-5328
Photo of Danielle N Hull, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80120, CO
Danielle N Hull
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW-C
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
I graduated from the University of Denver with a Master’s in Social Work and an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Colorado in Denver. My experience includes residential counseling, case management, psychiatric stabilization through care navigation and counseling, research, program management, jail-based restoration to competency, and school social work within the populations of special and general education.
I graduated from the University of Denver with a Master’s in Social Work and an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Colorado in Denver. My experience includes residential counseling, case management, psychiatric stabilization through care navigation and counseling, research, program management, jail-based restoration to competency, and school social work within the populations of special and general education.
(720) 410-9866 View (720) 410-9866
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Boes Therapy Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
Hello! If you take care of others and often feel anxious and burned out, you're in the right place. I help socially-aware helping professionals who feel resentful and overwhelmed at work and at home to feel appreciated, grounded, and confident. We accomplish this by deep self-reflection and setting healthy boundaries. You may have an overloaded to-do list and feel unappreciated by your loved ones. Growing up you may not have had great role models for emotional repair so you learned how to wear a smile and "move on." Sometimes these old pains resurface but you don't know how to process and heal so you can react with irritability.
Hello! If you take care of others and often feel anxious and burned out, you're in the right place. I help socially-aware helping professionals who feel resentful and overwhelmed at work and at home to feel appreciated, grounded, and confident. We accomplish this by deep self-reflection and setting healthy boundaries. You may have an overloaded to-do list and feel unappreciated by your loved ones. Growing up you may not have had great role models for emotional repair so you learned how to wear a smile and "move on." Sometimes these old pains resurface but you don't know how to process and heal so you can react with irritability.
(720) 571-8318 View (720) 571-8318
Photo of Rachael Meadows, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80120, CO
Rachael Meadows
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(720) 410-5099 View (720) 410-5099
Photo of Donald A. Vergo, Marriage & Family Therapist in 80120, CO
Donald A. Vergo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT-C
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? I believe people tend to focus on negative thoughts and what they can't control. Sometimes our paths are rocky and seem unmanageable. I am here to help recognize and harness the power you have over yourself. Remember you are on YOUR path and sometimes those paths can change.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? I believe people tend to focus on negative thoughts and what they can't control. Sometimes our paths are rocky and seem unmanageable. I am here to help recognize and harness the power you have over yourself. Remember you are on YOUR path and sometimes those paths can change.
(720) 637-4596 View (720) 637-4596

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80120

300+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 80120 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
69% Grief
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 80120 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80120?

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.