Photo of Abbey O'Brien, Pre-Licensed Professional in 80126, CO
Abbey O'Brien
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, CTP
Verified Verified
As a therapist specializing in childhood trauma, PTSD, and trauma within relationships, I am deeply committed to facilitating healing and empowerment in the lives of my clients. My journey into this field has been driven by a profound understanding of the lasting impact that early experiences and relational dynamics can have on one's emotional well-being. I am deeply committed to advocating for my clients' well-being and promoting their long-term healing and recovery. I believe that healing from childhood trauma and PTSD is a holistic journey that encompasses emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions.
As a therapist specializing in childhood trauma, PTSD, and trauma within relationships, I am deeply committed to facilitating healing and empowerment in the lives of my clients. My journey into this field has been driven by a profound understanding of the lasting impact that early experiences and relational dynamics can have on one's emotional well-being. I am deeply committed to advocating for my clients' well-being and promoting their long-term healing and recovery. I believe that healing from childhood trauma and PTSD is a holistic journey that encompasses emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions.
(720) 776-2545 View (720) 776-2545
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Meghan E Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Meghan Rodriguez. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have been licensed since 2009. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with loneliness, trauma, working with couples in a supportive and problem solving manner, as well as individuals struggling with emotional issues. Therapy is meant to be short term and goal oriented. Its my belief that working together as a team you will be able to feel relief from your symptoms and be able to better manage what comes your way in life.
Hello, my name is Meghan Rodriguez. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have been licensed since 2009. I have extensive experience working with people struggling with loneliness, trauma, working with couples in a supportive and problem solving manner, as well as individuals struggling with emotional issues. Therapy is meant to be short term and goal oriented. Its my belief that working together as a team you will be able to feel relief from your symptoms and be able to better manage what comes your way in life.
(720) 513-2789 View (720) 513-2789
Photo of Brittany Edwards Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80126, CO
Brittany Edwards Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be really tough and often confusing, and seeking help to process through life is a great step. I enjoy walking with people as they figure out who they are, process through their trauma, and learn how to deal with their emotions. I specialize in trauma using the tools of EMDR and Narrative therapy. I also specialize in DBT helping people to process emotions, grow in self awareness, stop black and white thinking, and take back control of emotions. I work with individuals and I also offer DBT groups.
Life can be really tough and often confusing, and seeking help to process through life is a great step. I enjoy walking with people as they figure out who they are, process through their trauma, and learn how to deal with their emotions. I specialize in trauma using the tools of EMDR and Narrative therapy. I also specialize in DBT helping people to process emotions, grow in self awareness, stop black and white thinking, and take back control of emotions. I work with individuals and I also offer DBT groups.
(303) 848-2315 View (303) 848-2315
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Katy McGuire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80126  (Online Only)
I enjoy accompanying people dealing with anxiety and depression who are invested in improving their mental well-being. Together, in a welcoming, nonjudgemental, and empathetic relationship, we explore different ways of thinking to help alleviate symptoms. Many of the expressed goals are addressed by identifying cognitive distortions, setting boundaries in relationships, and developing coping strategies to decrease negative symptoms.
I enjoy accompanying people dealing with anxiety and depression who are invested in improving their mental well-being. Together, in a welcoming, nonjudgemental, and empathetic relationship, we explore different ways of thinking to help alleviate symptoms. Many of the expressed goals are addressed by identifying cognitive distortions, setting boundaries in relationships, and developing coping strategies to decrease negative symptoms.
(303) 997-3609 View (303) 997-3609
Photo of Paul Steinke, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80126, CO
Paul Steinke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Stuck? Depressed? Directionless? Want to get closer to your partner? Just discovered an affair? Dealing with trauma? I am passionate about helping individuals and couples who want to live differently take those first steps towards healing, wholeness and connection in their lives and relationships. Feel like your relationship is on a roller coaster or about to crash and burn? Are you frustrated with the way things are in your life but unsure what to do? Taking the first step towards seeing a counselor can be scary and daunting, it takes courage just to look and seek someone out. Change happens when courage and support come together.
Stuck? Depressed? Directionless? Want to get closer to your partner? Just discovered an affair? Dealing with trauma? I am passionate about helping individuals and couples who want to live differently take those first steps towards healing, wholeness and connection in their lives and relationships. Feel like your relationship is on a roller coaster or about to crash and burn? Are you frustrated with the way things are in your life but unsure what to do? Taking the first step towards seeing a counselor can be scary and daunting, it takes courage just to look and seek someone out. Change happens when courage and support come together.
(720) 588-2005 View (720) 588-2005
Photo of Benjamin Massey, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in 80126, CO
Benjamin Massey
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with couples, individuals and families to find their way out of feeling stuck, disconnected or broken and to help them move towards wholeness, integration and connection. When the complex issues of your life become overwhelming, I can help to provide the safety and structure to not only address the surface level concerns, but to also expand your understanding of the situation to find deep healing, new solutions and lasting change. Whether it is anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relational conflict, sexual problems or infidelity, I can help you find your strength to face these challenges in a new way.
I am passionate about working with couples, individuals and families to find their way out of feeling stuck, disconnected or broken and to help them move towards wholeness, integration and connection. When the complex issues of your life become overwhelming, I can help to provide the safety and structure to not only address the surface level concerns, but to also expand your understanding of the situation to find deep healing, new solutions and lasting change. Whether it is anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relational conflict, sexual problems or infidelity, I can help you find your strength to face these challenges in a new way.
(720) 927-9294 View (720) 927-9294
Photo of Tony Petrelli, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80126, CO
Tony Petrelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
As a counselor, it is my desire to provide a caring and safe environment where individuals and couples can discuss, explore, and resolve issues of concern in their lives. Areas of concern can be as simple as a feeling of being "stuck", dealing with specific difficulties in life, a desire for more fulfilling relationships, or assistance in navigating a time of change or transition. As a compassionate listener, my practice is based on a Person Centered approach to counseling. I consider each client to have their own unique life story and experiences and tailor my approach to their specific counseling needs, interests, and desires.
As a counselor, it is my desire to provide a caring and safe environment where individuals and couples can discuss, explore, and resolve issues of concern in their lives. Areas of concern can be as simple as a feeling of being "stuck", dealing with specific difficulties in life, a desire for more fulfilling relationships, or assistance in navigating a time of change or transition. As a compassionate listener, my practice is based on a Person Centered approach to counseling. I consider each client to have their own unique life story and experiences and tailor my approach to their specific counseling needs, interests, and desires.
(303) 835-0912 View (303) 835-0912
Photo of Misty Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 80126, CO
Misty Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Have you been thinking about therapy but are unsure or afraid?Have you been deterred by stories of therapy with no results?Therapy can be intimidating, that is why I focus on a welcoming, goal oriented approach that builds a collaborative relationship.I believe in RESULTS and achieving them through an individualized plan, that uses specific GOALS and OBJECTIVES. To achieve this I use my certifications/education in several approaches, as well as a vast referral network. I am deeply committed to 1 goal:for you to live YOUR BEST life.In my 20+years I've witnessed the power of therapy to achieve the happiness you deserve. Are you ready?
Have you been thinking about therapy but are unsure or afraid?Have you been deterred by stories of therapy with no results?Therapy can be intimidating, that is why I focus on a welcoming, goal oriented approach that builds a collaborative relationship.I believe in RESULTS and achieving them through an individualized plan, that uses specific GOALS and OBJECTIVES. To achieve this I use my certifications/education in several approaches, as well as a vast referral network. I am deeply committed to 1 goal:for you to live YOUR BEST life.In my 20+years I've witnessed the power of therapy to achieve the happiness you deserve. Are you ready?
(720) 799-0719 View (720) 799-0719
Photo of Erica O Hughes, Marriage & Family Therapist in 80126, CO
Erica O Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ACD, SAP
Verified Verified
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126  (Online Only)
I am excited to join you on your journey. I provide teletherapy services in both Colorado and Hawaii. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Addictions Counselor, an approved supervisor through American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and am trained in Brainspotting. I am also DOT SAP (Department of Transportation, Substance Abuse Professional) qualified. I provide individual, coupIes, and family therapy. I specialize in working with adolescents who experience suicidal tendencies, self-harming behaviors and depression and anxiety. I can also assist with licensure supervision for LMFTs or LACs.
I am excited to join you on your journey. I provide teletherapy services in both Colorado and Hawaii. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Addictions Counselor, an approved supervisor through American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and am trained in Brainspotting. I am also DOT SAP (Department of Transportation, Substance Abuse Professional) qualified. I provide individual, coupIes, and family therapy. I specialize in working with adolescents who experience suicidal tendencies, self-harming behaviors and depression and anxiety. I can also assist with licensure supervision for LMFTs or LACs.
(720) 770-3894 View (720) 770-3894
Photo of Maureen Dieterich, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80126, CO
Maureen Dieterich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC LAC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80126
When life, relationships, or other personal issues feel out of control, solutions and support can be difficult to find! As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor with over 10 years of direct client experience (residential and outpatient), and as a wife and mom 25 years, I have helped hundreds of men and women from all walks of life. I love helping my clients regain self-compassion and make progress quickly by using evidence-based practices. I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, substance use issues, gender/sexuality matters and personal growth/change.
When life, relationships, or other personal issues feel out of control, solutions and support can be difficult to find! As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor with over 10 years of direct client experience (residential and outpatient), and as a wife and mom 25 years, I have helped hundreds of men and women from all walks of life. I love helping my clients regain self-compassion and make progress quickly by using evidence-based practices. I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, substance use issues, gender/sexuality matters and personal growth/change.
(720) 729-2188 View (720) 729-2188
Photo of Vioneth Villatoro-Ramirez, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80126, CO
Vioneth Villatoro-Ramirez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126  (Online Only)
BILINGUAL!!! Español/English. ¿Está abrumado, deprimido o con ansiedad? ¿Una experiencia del pasado le está afectando? ¿Ha sido victima de adulterio, violencia doméstica o está en una mala relación? ¿Le preocupa que la terapia no sea eficaz? Buscar ayuda profesional es una decisión importante y sabia. Encontrar un terapeuta capacitado y compasivo hace una gran diferencia. Permítame ayudarle. Are you overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? Victim of adultery, domestic violence or in a bad relationship? Beginning therapy is an important and wise decision. A trained professional can make a difference. Let me help you.
BILINGUAL!!! Español/English. ¿Está abrumado, deprimido o con ansiedad? ¿Una experiencia del pasado le está afectando? ¿Ha sido victima de adulterio, violencia doméstica o está en una mala relación? ¿Le preocupa que la terapia no sea eficaz? Buscar ayuda profesional es una decisión importante y sabia. Encontrar un terapeuta capacitado y compasivo hace una gran diferencia. Permítame ayudarle. Are you overwhelmed, depressed or anxious? Victim of adultery, domestic violence or in a bad relationship? Beginning therapy is an important and wise decision. A trained professional can make a difference. Let me help you.
(720) 712-1479 View (720) 712-1479
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Fran Becker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Few things are harder for a parent than to see their child struggle and not be able to help. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been struggling yourself, with feelings like frustration, helplessness, loneliness, and anger.
Few things are harder for a parent than to see their child struggle and not be able to help. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been struggling yourself, with feelings like frustration, helplessness, loneliness, and anger.
(720) 740-5867 View (720) 740-5867
Photo of Steve Valente, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80126, CO
Steve Valente
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80126  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, Welcome, and Thanks for contacting me! It takes courage to reach out for support and embark on your quest of self-discovery, change, and healing, but I am glad you did. My name is Steve Valente, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Idaho. I have been a social worker since 1994, and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2009. I graduated in 2007 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with my Master’s Degree in Social Work and in 1994 from Michigan State University with my BS in Psychology.
Hello, Welcome, and Thanks for contacting me! It takes courage to reach out for support and embark on your quest of self-discovery, change, and healing, but I am glad you did. My name is Steve Valente, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Idaho. I have been a social worker since 1994, and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2009. I graduated in 2007 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with my Master’s Degree in Social Work and in 1994 from Michigan State University with my BS in Psychology.
(720) 594-6245 View (720) 594-6245
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Maddie Thrasher
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I work primarily with teenage girls and those with chronic illness utilizing Narrative and Dialectical Behavior Therapies. While these populations are seemingly different, their goals are similar: being seen, heard and validated. In my work with those afflicted with chronic illness and pain, I feel it is my duty to support and validate your diagnosis, perhaps for the very first time. Having a chronic illness can be incredibly lonely and isolating. I want to give you the space to both mourn what you have lost, while also offering perspective and strength to embark on a new path forward.
I work primarily with teenage girls and those with chronic illness utilizing Narrative and Dialectical Behavior Therapies. While these populations are seemingly different, their goals are similar: being seen, heard and validated. In my work with those afflicted with chronic illness and pain, I feel it is my duty to support and validate your diagnosis, perhaps for the very first time. Having a chronic illness can be incredibly lonely and isolating. I want to give you the space to both mourn what you have lost, while also offering perspective and strength to embark on a new path forward.
(720) 792-7253 View (720) 792-7253
Photo of Susan L. Hollander, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80126, CO
Susan L. Hollander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
It’s a new day and you’re disappointed the sun even came up…overwhelmed is the best word to describe you. Sadness waves through you. Sleep is elusive or sometimes you sleep too much. Worry engulfs you. You know exercise is supposed to help. But you don’t have an ounce of energy. The self-criticism that floats through your head can feel like it’s drowning you. You feel helpless and drained. No one knows you’re feeling this way. Sometimes you think that you should be able to pull yourself up by the bootstraps. But you just can’t. And you’ve tried so many different times. Everything you’ve tried has failed. Now what?
It’s a new day and you’re disappointed the sun even came up…overwhelmed is the best word to describe you. Sadness waves through you. Sleep is elusive or sometimes you sleep too much. Worry engulfs you. You know exercise is supposed to help. But you don’t have an ounce of energy. The self-criticism that floats through your head can feel like it’s drowning you. You feel helpless and drained. No one knows you’re feeling this way. Sometimes you think that you should be able to pull yourself up by the bootstraps. But you just can’t. And you’ve tried so many different times. Everything you’ve tried has failed. Now what?
(303) 900-5907 View (303) 900-5907
Photo of Vanessa G Williams, Psychologist in 80126, CO
Vanessa G Williams
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80126
Dr. Vanessa G. Williams is a Psychologist in Colorado who has been practicing since 2007. Dr. Williams offers neuropsychological evaluations (ages 18+) for questions of dementia (i. e. , Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, including primary progressive aphasia, and more), for cognitive deficits related to other neurological and medical illnesses (stroke, moderate to severe TBI, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and many more), and provides practical recommendations.
Dr. Vanessa G. Williams is a Psychologist in Colorado who has been practicing since 2007. Dr. Williams offers neuropsychological evaluations (ages 18+) for questions of dementia (i. e. , Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, including primary progressive aphasia, and more), for cognitive deficits related to other neurological and medical illnesses (stroke, moderate to severe TBI, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and many more), and provides practical recommendations.
(720) 487-9710 View (720) 487-9710
Photo of Josiah Greever, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80126, CO
Josiah Greever
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are your past experiences or current struggles leading you to lash out, withdraw, make unwise decisions, or disrupt your relationships? Maybe it feels like no matter what you try, you just can't get it right. Life has a (not so funny) way of bringing difficulties that leave us wounded and disconnected. As our pain deepens, we develop coping strategies to numb and protect ourselves. These painful experiences and defense patterns can have long-lasting detrimental effects that deprive us of joy and meaning. However, although painful, these places of darkness can be catalysts to rewrite our story and move us towards healing.
Are your past experiences or current struggles leading you to lash out, withdraw, make unwise decisions, or disrupt your relationships? Maybe it feels like no matter what you try, you just can't get it right. Life has a (not so funny) way of bringing difficulties that leave us wounded and disconnected. As our pain deepens, we develop coping strategies to numb and protect ourselves. These painful experiences and defense patterns can have long-lasting detrimental effects that deprive us of joy and meaning. However, although painful, these places of darkness can be catalysts to rewrite our story and move us towards healing.
(720) 446-8439 View (720) 446-8439
Photo of Leslie Kille, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80126, CO
Leslie Kille
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80126
Dr. Leslie Kille specializes in working thru a trauma-informed lens with youth, adults, families, and elders. She received her MSW through the University of South Florida and Educational Doctorate from The University of Sarasota. Dr. Kille has more than 25 years of experience providing therapeutic counseling services in mental health and substance use residential, Intensive Outpatient, hospice work and Outpatient community-based settings serving in the roles Clinical Director to licensed therapist.
Dr. Leslie Kille specializes in working thru a trauma-informed lens with youth, adults, families, and elders. She received her MSW through the University of South Florida and Educational Doctorate from The University of Sarasota. Dr. Kille has more than 25 years of experience providing therapeutic counseling services in mental health and substance use residential, Intensive Outpatient, hospice work and Outpatient community-based settings serving in the roles Clinical Director to licensed therapist.
(720) 797-7643 View (720) 797-7643
Photo of Emily Mcdonald, Licensed Psychoanalyst in 80126, CO
Emily Mcdonald
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80126
Emily believes that you are capable of making change and improving your life"¦ Sometimes, you just need the tools and support to do so. Emily is invested in guiding you through this process of growth. She'll utilize various therapeutic approaches, as well as humor and empathy, to help, believing that there is no cookie cutter approach to therapy or life. Emily enjoys helping you learn healthy coping skills and problem solving skills. She is person-centered and solution-focused and works to help individuals improve their lives through education, care, and support. She looks forward to meeting with you and helping you on your journey!
Emily believes that you are capable of making change and improving your life"¦ Sometimes, you just need the tools and support to do so. Emily is invested in guiding you through this process of growth. She'll utilize various therapeutic approaches, as well as humor and empathy, to help, believing that there is no cookie cutter approach to therapy or life. Emily enjoys helping you learn healthy coping skills and problem solving skills. She is person-centered and solution-focused and works to help individuals improve their lives through education, care, and support. She looks forward to meeting with you and helping you on your journey!
(720) 776-2099 View (720) 776-2099
Photo of Samantha Wall, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80126, CO
Samantha Wall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80126
When you meet with Sam, you'll learn that her approach to therapy is based on authenticity, positive regard, compassion, and empathy. You'll enter a space where you can learn and grow without judgement. As you build a trusting relationship with Sam, you'll be supported in your journey through the struggles, tough times, and ups and downs of life. Sam works with children, adolescents, individuals, and their families to address a variety of concerns, including attachment struggles, trauma, developmental delays, anger, parenting, family functioning, anxiety, and depression.
When you meet with Sam, you'll learn that her approach to therapy is based on authenticity, positive regard, compassion, and empathy. You'll enter a space where you can learn and grow without judgement. As you build a trusting relationship with Sam, you'll be supported in your journey through the struggles, tough times, and ups and downs of life. Sam works with children, adolescents, individuals, and their families to address a variety of concerns, including attachment struggles, trauma, developmental delays, anger, parenting, family functioning, anxiety, and depression.
(720) 741-7862 View (720) 741-7862

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80126

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 80126 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Grief
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 80126 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80126?

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.